Hope It Runs

by Button Willow Locomotive

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released April 19, 2013

Hope It Runs, Say It: Amanda Carson
West Virginia, Sirens: Alex Heflin
Never Let Go: Tom Waits

Alex Heflin: Mandolin, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Amanda Carson: Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Kyle Gustafson: Acoustic Guitar

Recorded and Mastered: Alex Heflin

Album Art: Amanda Carson

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Track Name: West Virginia
Here it comes, the season's over.
Show your teeth and push the blanket down,
And run out of that old midwestern home.
Leave on the stove, the coffee, the juke box,
And walk down the road, down to the lake.
I saw you there so many years ago.

No, I can't stop wasting time -
Could you just get right out of my mind.

Been counting the change, and man it don't go as far
But it still weighs the same, and kids, they take it and run.
My oh my, they haven't seen your heart.

No, I can't stop wasting time -
Could you just get right out of my mind.
No, I can't stop wasting time -
Could you just get right out of my mind.
Track Name: Say It
I was up all night
And you were not around
I’m here, but I’m not quite listening
Our clothes smelled like smoke
You were too drunk to care
The ashes in the air were glistening

Say it by the sea
And I know I could be
Say it by the sea
And I know I could be anyone

You were not quite right
The ocean’s got no song
You’re moving it along silently

Say it by the sea
And I know I could be
Say it by the sea
And I know I could be anyone

And on the sidewalk, there is tenderness
‘cause even those without a home
have got a hand to hold
And on the sidewalk, there is tenderness
‘cause even those without a home
have got a hand to hold

They will walk on by and we will walk on slow
Time is ours to own openly

Say it by the sea
And I know we could be
Say it by the sea
And I know we could be
Say it by the sea
And I know I could be anyone
Track Name: Hope, It Runs
There’s a river outside my window
Here’s hoping it runs straight to you
I can hear the rush through the dizzying thrushes
And I hope it runs straight to you

There’s a light on in the hallway
Hope it brings you to me
I can hear your footsteps like a ballroom
And I hope it brings you to me

There’s a shadow on the wall dear
Growin’ tall and fast
I can see it taking my whole life
And reshaping my past

There’s a home out there somewhere
There’s a home for you and for me
Candles burning and music playing softly
As we sip our cups of tea

There’s a place for you in my heart, dear
There’s place you can clearly see
But your eyes are closed though everybody knows
There’s a place that you can see

There’s a pot of gold in the parlor
The light’s on by the door
Pack your bags and run so fast
Before it starts to pour

Here’s a river outside my window
Here’s hoping it runs straight to you
I can hear the rush through the dizzying thrushes
And I hope it runs straight to you
Track Name: Sirens
In the next lane, empty lines,
But the tracks go out to the city.
We went running
We went running
To the tree line, my old mile
Where the pounding quiets down
We went running
We went running

And the sirens called out
All around this footprint ground
As the thunder rolled down
I'll find my head someplace to rest

I've got a tin can for a telephone
And the line runs to the moon
Oh now Mary,
Won't you call?

Turn from the sound of their screaming guns
And oh, when you come, you can meet me in Ohio

And the sirens called out
All around this footprint ground
As the thunder rolled down
I'll find my head someplace to rest
And the sirens called out
All around this footprint ground
As the thunder rolled down
I'll find my head someplace to rest
Track Name: Never Let Go (Tom Waits)
Well, ring the bell backwards and bury the axe
Fall down on your knees in the dirt
I'm tied to the mast between water and wind
Believe me, you'll never get hurt
Our ring's in the pawnshop, the rain's in the hole
Down at the Five Points I stand
I'll lose everything
But I won't let go of your hand

Well, Peter denied and Judas betrayed
I'll bail with the roll of the drum
And the wind will tell the turn from the wheel
And the watchman is making his rounds
Well, you'll leave me hanging by the skin of my teeth
I've only got one leg to stand
You can send me to hell
But I'll never let go of your hand

Swing from a rope on a cross-legged dream
Signed with One Eyed Jack's blood
From Temple to Union, to LA and Grand
Walking back home in the mud

Now I must make my best of the only way home
Molly deals only in stone
I'm lost on the midway, I'm reckless in your eyes
Just give me a couple more throws
I'll dare you to dine with the cross-legged knight
Dare me to jump and I will
I'll fall from your grace
But I'll never let go of your hand
I'll never let go of your hand