we don't live there

1 - We Don't Live There

2 - Back To The Mountain

3 - Tillman's Wall

4 - Olivia

5 - Holding Place

6 - Tell My Mother

I can see green Loess hills and hollows
Fresh in my memory down the path that she follows
Little old woman so full of life and tragedy
Only things keeping her going are faith and family
I can see her waiting for me far away

Sunday night is here we’re all there
On the front steps of a broken down house
Kids go walking and find kittens hiding in the barn
Ghost lilies bloom white perfume
As the sun drops below the hills

You can tell my mother I’ll be there
You can tell my mother, tell my mama, I’ll be there.

Stillness settles as everyone starts to head for home
“Ya’ll come back and see grandma now,” 
She calls out the kitchen door
2 am and she’s in the chair where she can see
Out the window there’s no sleep coming tonight
A prayer takes her into daylight

She hoes corn in the morning
And picks beans in her garden before it gets hot
Finds some rhubarb growing wild
And goes home to bake herself a pie
Sits on the porch counting cars as they head down the highway
All going another way

You can tell my mother I’ll be there
You can tell my mother, tell my mama, I’ll be there.

92 years of facing life and tomorrows
Winter of her life held no tears brought no sorrows
Just kept sitting in that chair and looking toward the hills
Watching sunlight pass by her window sill
Knew time was coming that things would change

She could see Jesus coming to take her far away
He was on the next hill, but coming to fetch her
That’s what she would say
And the day that she left us, we all stood around and we cried
But it won’t be long 'til we stand by her side
You can tell my mother, tell my mama, I’ll be there

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7 - Joanne

8 - Who Fears The Devil?

 

 

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