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E. Christina Herr & Wild Frontier: Music

Townes ~ Live

(E. Christina Herr & Wild Frontier)
May 30, 2011
E. Christina Herr (c)BMI

Townes        Words & Music E. Christina Herr(c)BMI

He slowly walked away from town      
To the rail yard past the sandy flats
Sat inside the door of an old boxcar
Staring hard at the worn metal tracks

Thoughts going wild in his brain
Flying with the Sandhill Cranes
Southbound to Socorro…     
On wings of flame...

Longing for comfort in just being alive…      
He didn’t mean to hurt no one
Just needed leaving…      Out and bound…
Adventure…      Chasing the sun

His soul was sore from smiling…       
And bending down
Hey look, one more silver dollar…
Shining so bright      
On the cold hard ground...  Cold hard ground

He dreamed of love and romance…      
But the road was his best friend
It’s hard to find a woman who can wait…  
Never knowing where that road will end

Thoughts gone wild through his brain
Flying with the Sandhill Cranes
Southbound to Socorro…     
On wings of flame

His thoughts went…       
I was a bright light in my mother’s eyes
She held me close against her breast…
Breathing and singing…             
Sweet lullabies…     Sweet lullabies

Thoughts gone wild through my brain
Flying with the Sandhill Cranes
Southbound to Socorro…     

On wings of flame      
Wings of flame
Wings of flame      
Wings of flame