Ain't No Trip To Cleveland, Vol. 1 (Live)

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released June 4, 2013

Dispatch is: Brad Corrigan, Pete Francis, and Chadwick Stokes
Performed and recorded live on Dispatch's North American tours in 2011 & 2012
Additional musicians: Adam Christgau, Reinaldo DeJesus, Boo Reiners, Paul Stivitts, The Parkington Sisters, Craig Dreyer, Jake Clemons, Bonnie Paine and Bridget Law
Curated by Brad Corrigan
Recorded by Brett Eliason and Jason Brandt
Mixed and Produced by Brett Eliason
Mastered by Rick Fisher at RFI Mastering

Brad Thanks: the Corrigan & Medema clans, Reilly, Kylin, Remy, my sweet grandmother & prayer warrior Vera Peters, Hugh, Jay, Dave, Carl, Whitney and the Love Light & Melody crew, Tiago, Rey, & Paul, James Kenly, Jedidiah Apparel, Wells & Daph, Pablo, Brian Nevins & Matt Katsolis, Jesse Hines, Matty Novak, Zildjian, Vater, Taylor guitars, D'Addario, DW drums, Hohner harmonicas…

Pete Thanks: Katie, Charlie, Calliope, Popeye, BC, Chet, Steve, Dalton, Brett, Rey, Boo, Craig, Nicky, Nate, Ryan, Erik,
Pauli Madds, KLion, Mom, Pop, Leif, Adrienne, Eric, Laura, Joanna, Eamonn, Quinn, Claudia, Frank Riley, Jen Czin, Stephanie Keys, Gau, All the Conboys and all of our awesome fans.

Chad Thanks: Sybil, Nicky, Dalton, Steve, Mark, Vicki, Roach, Frank, Boo, Rey, Bearshark, CR, FridaMae, Lefty, Jenna, Matt, Jen, Liz, all the ampEd volunteers and all the apatchés. Thanks for bringing books!



Management
Steve Bursky for Foundations Artist Management
Dalton Sim for Nettwerk

Booking Agent
Frank Riley for High Road Touring
Sean Goulding for The Agency Group

Art design and layout by Nate Duval
Photography by Ryan Mastro, Erik Sawaya, Brad Corrigan, Brian Nevins, Steve Rosenfield, Jeremy Schultz, Lindsey Byrnes, Rachael Cerrotti, and Joshua Sarner

P & © 2012 Bomber Records, LLC

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Track Name: Get Ready Boy (Live)
kind fall we’ve had enough
don’t really wanna hold much longer
silver sun I feel your love
very soon we will ride

so get ready boy because here I go
I’ve been waiting my whole life just to let it roll
and I bank to the right and away I fly

back to the ground we came from hey back to
the ground we fall

caught the rain with you all along
the milkweed and the green below us
it’s early yet but wind is strong
and there’s a world on its way

so get ready boy because here I go
I’ve been waiting my whole life just to let it roll
and I bank to the right and away I fly

back to the ground we came from hey back to
the ground we fall
hey back to the ground we came from hey back
to the ground we

so get ready boy because here I go
I’ve been waiting my whole life just to let it roll

and I bank to the right and away I fly

back to the ground we came from hey back to
the ground we fall
hey back to the ground we came from hey back
to the ground we fall
Track Name: Open Up (Live)
they were looking for me when I came to
they were looking for me when I came back
said hey you you're looking very suspicious
I said relax man get off my back

I ain't opposed to seeking justice
but you're going about it all wrong
the man you're looking for does not exist
he's just a figment of the higher man's tongue

and they say open up we're coming inside
you can't run so you may as well hide
we got the place covered from head to toe head to toe

open up we're coming inside
what's it feel like to know you're going to die
on the other side of the row

so they took me down to the gallows and this boy he said to me
why do you smile when the rope's around your neck
I said I tell you boy when I get back

I ain't opposed to seeking justice
but you're going about it all wrong
the man you're looking for does not exist
he's just a figment of the higher man's tongue
he’s just a victim of the higher man’s tongue

and they say open up we're coming inside
you can't run so you may as well hide
we got the place covered from head to toe head to toe

open up we're coming inside
what's it feel like to know you're going to die
on the other side of the row

hands above your head que le via bien
Step out of line and we'll fill you with lead
how are we to know that you are not a liar

hey don't you see we have a job to do and our job is the law job is the law
you fit the description of a criminal crosser hey
we believe that he is you and that is your flaw
that is your flaw

and they say open up we're coming inside
you can't run so you may as well hide
we got the place covered from head to toe head to toe
open up we're coming inside
what's it feel like to know you're going to die
on the other side of the row
Track Name: Circles Around The Sun (Live)
when he was born
the doc said, “what's this?
he's much too small
it's like he's weightless”

when he turned six
they ran some tests
they said it's for science
it's patriotic

oh let's send him where no one else has gone
after all he cannot speak or walk
let's send him at the moon
he'll do circles around the sun

when he was twelve
the time had come then
and with his eyes
he said he loved them

in came the suits
in came the government
she stood and cried
she could not keep him

oh let's send him where no one else has gone
after all he cannot speak or walk
let's send him at the moon
do circles around the sun

well he came back, yeah he came back
he came back with a smile as big as the whole world
the doctors were shocked by his vital signs
she said, “would you like to come home now?”

oh let's send him where no one else has gone
after all he cannot speak or walk
let's send him at the moon
do circles around the sun
Track Name: Flying Horses (Live)
the river of doubt gave birth to a beautiful stone
and in my hands I held it and I knew I was on my own
so I picked it up and I held it to the sky
and in my reflection I knew I was all alone
then I saw this girl with the most beautiful hair
she had it wrapped around her for clothes she did not wear
I asked her for a lock and she complied
after leaving gorgeous footsteps in the sand as if she didn't care

well she was the prettiest girl I ever saw
the stone lay still without a flaw
the feelings I had defied the law as I came to I went to
and I took a look a look down the road
to see a badger and a one eyed toad
they didn't say a word they just looked at me
with that wise old look of the old

then I went to down to town to my favorite merry-go-round
to the place where magic horses fly and you seldom see a frown

but then I stole a ring from the flying horses
and I can't begin to explain how
I stole a ring from the flying horses
and it's all rusty
but then I stole a ring from the flying horses
and I can't begin to explain how
I stole a ring from the flying horses
and it's all rusty now it’s all rusty

you see cause that stone fell through my pocket
and that lock of hair flew away with the wind
if you chance to meet upon either
well you know where they've been

but don't pick them up or try to find me
they're much happier to be on their own
beauty like that knows no home
and then if you take a look a look down the road
you'll see a badger and a one eyed toad
they won't say a word they'll just look at you
with that wise look of the old
wise look of the old

but then I stole a ring from the flying horses
and I can't begin to explain how
I stole a ring from the flying horses
and it's all rusty now it’s all rusty
Track Name: Two Coins (Live)
I stick loneliness your lips and the two coins of your eyes
into my pockets
well the train skates into port henry late sunday
sometimes when I’m riding high feeling fine
you know there's something troubling yeah troubling my mind

so I reach into my pocket for some small change

I want bones like iron blood like mercury
so I can tell you when I’m rising
and when I’m sinking
I’m sinking in, I’m sinking in, I’m sinking in

I reach into my pocket for some small change

we're gonna take it to the people yeah
hey let's drink from the cup share some luck
go ahead and laugh cause it don't cost much
no no it don’t don’t cost much

I stick loneliness your lips and the two coins of your eyes
into my pockets yeah
Track Name: Broken American (Live)
we speak in broken american
from the inlands to the shore
from the high planes to the backends
from the mountains to the valley floor

and the streets were not paved with gold
there were men to find a wage
but now we don't know where to go
to work the livelong day

and now I got to leave this place, oh, oh
back to my sweet land, oh oh
now I’ve got to leave this place, oh, oh
back to my sweet land

we speak in broken american
from the inlands to the shore
they tell us how the west was won
and what to fight for

and they said they wouldn't send us far
yeah that most of us could stay
but we speak in broken american
and we got the news today

and now i got to leave this place, oh, oh
back to my sweet land, oh oh
now I’ve got to leave this place, oh, oh
back to my sweet land

say bye bye, say bye bye

ao I sign up, I lie about my age,
and soon we're shipping out, soon be on a plane,
you kissed my cheeks, and my face was on fire,
and I run away from the little one, trying not to cry

Say bye bye, say bye bye
Track Name: Prince of Spades (Live)
coming back coming home
the queen of love enters the room, silence ensues
to the king what have you done to my life
did you take me for a fool or for a wife
and the king is in his court counting all his diamonds, one by one they do fall

says the queen our pride the prince of spades is coming home
it would be nice if you could find some time alone
after all he's in line for the throne
and the king is in his court counting all his diamonds
one by one they do fall, they do fall

so now just get up off your ass leave all your treasures behind
your son is coming home with you to spend time
show him how a good king should be and don't ever forget the day
that you turned your back on him and me
still I stayed, still I stayed
Track Name: Josaphine (Live)
think I’ll up and move to Canada
think I’ll begin my story there
and if the prime minister says he's had enough
I’ll go back to st. johnsbury to breathe the air

that's where I met a girl called josaphine
they call her josaphine the fair
she had manchvegas written across her back
she just cut off all her hair

we shared a blanket by the tracks in lebanon, new hampshire
I could not sleep for better dreams
oh but I never felt so awake and alive
'til I noticed my jacket was gone and so was josaphine

josaphine, josaphine, josaphine
how come you ain't nowhere to be seen?
josaphine, josaphine, josaphine
how come, how come josaphine

but soon after she must've had a change of heart
'cause as the train caught up speed
like seein' the moon in the middle of the day
I felt like my feet were just gonna float away

when I heard her yellin’ chicoree

and she was taking off her jacket as she ran
I said forget the jacket just give me your hand
I’m gettin' off at the first stop up there in canada
I can make you happy there

she said it could be awhile
I said I’ll wait
she said it could be a while
I said I’ll wait
keep the jacket
just bring it to me someday

josaphine, josaphine, josaphine
how come you ain't nowhere to be seen?
josaphine, josaphine, josaphine
how come, how come josaphine

did you get caught in a cloud with the rain so loud
that you couldn't hear your up and down heart speak out?
did you go back to new hampshire to stay?
did they catch you at the border and send you back down?
should I give up and stop looking around?
cause I’m still waiting to this day Josaphine

josaphine, josaphine, josaphine
how come you ain't nowhere to be seen?
josaphine, josaphine, josaphine
how come, how come josaphine

josaphine the fair
Track Name: Walk With You (Live)
and I will walk with you
using the stars as guides
on a homeward path we go
knowing our time is night I

and I will walk to be with you
all I’ve done to be with you

so put your hand in mine
and lay your head to rest
we'll light the candles now
they won't be lit for long
we'll know our day was blessed I
and I will walk to be with you
all I’ve done just to be with you

and I will walk with you
using the stars as guides
on a homeward path we go
knowing our time is night I
I will walk to be with you
all I’ve done and all I say
to be with you

every day my heart is sore
seeing now that I’m so poor
but I will not give up, so easily, no no
there’s a reward from me.


though I’m born with downward chains
still there’s no one for me to blame
but I will not give up, so easily, no no
there’s a reward from me
everybody sing
there’s a reward from me.
Track Name: The General (Live)
there was a decorated general with a heart of gold
that likened him to all the stories he told
of past battles won and lost and legends of old
a seasoned veteran in his own time
on the battlefield he gained respectful fame
with many metals of bravery and stripes to his name
he grew a beard as soon as he could to cover the scars on his face
and always urged his men on
but on the eve of a great battle with the infantry in dream
the old general tossed in his sleep and wrestled with its meaning
he awoke from the night just to tell what he had seen
and walked slowly out of his tent
all the men held tall with their chests in the air
with courage in their blood and a fire in their stare
it was a grey morning and they all wondered how they would fare
til the old general told them to go home

He said, I have seen the others and I have discovered that this fight is not worth fighting
I have seen their mothers and I will no other to follow me where I’m going

So, take a shower shine your shoes you got no time to lose
you are young men you must be living
take a shower shine your shoes you got no time to lose
you are young men you must be living
go now you are forgiven

but the men stood fast with their guns on their shoulders
not knowing what to do with the contradicting orders
the general said he would do his own duty bout would not extend it not further
the men could go as they pleased
not a man moved their eyes glazed straight ahead
til one by one they stepped back and not a word was said
and the old general was left with his own words echoing in his head
he then prepared to fight
I have seen the others and I have discovered that this fight is not worth fighting
I have seen their mothers and I will no other to follow me where I’m going

So, take a shower shine your shoes you got no time to lose
you are young men you must be living

go now you are forgiven
Track Name: Con Man (Live)
he's just another con-man sitting on a hill
you see him at bull fight, closest to the kill
he lives up in a tower, sells dream to the poor
no matter how he gets 'em, he always wants some more

he said he was a rocker, said he was lost and never found.
said that she should pity him after he forced her to the ground.
she lost one of two jobs lost her home too.
yeah you're just a back home con and he's getting rich off of you


but the talk's so cheap, we're gonna smoke him out
but he rolls so deep, high above the crowd
and, he hide his face, up high on a wall
but you just wait, one of these days, one of the con-men is gonna fall

bon-boy, soon to be a man
he like his toast and butter, he like his jam
he gonna make a black out but keep his collar white
he gonna bring the books to a boil and tell you it's good and fine

and may he likes likes his building
plans to show affection to his mate
and when he sleeps, she goes through his things
and finds it all ....

cheap, we're gonna smoke him out
but he rolls so deep, high above the crowd
and, he hide his face, up high on a wall
but you just wait, one of these days, one of the con-men is gonna fall

just another calm con man!
Track Name: Here We Go (Live)
uh huh hey ya
here we go
leave it on the back burner take it to the dry town
ya here we go

I got the mean time slipping down the slide some uptight right wing political homicide
do what you want take what you will
take it in like a southpaw flip it on the grill
bourgeoisie protocol
bottoms up boys this is your last call
happy hour doesn't last too long you know it never does
so I sit here on a bar stool looking at the sky
got a buck and a quarter and a bucket full of rye
don't step out of line you'll get time in the brig
don't yield to the mighty you got your own dirt to dig
leave it on the back burner take it to the dry town
ya here we go

me and my flea bag friends we ran to have our own feast of Crispian
Murphy was there with number twenty-two they were got caught in the middle of a coup
you will lose me if I don't lose you
and I will lose me if I don’t lose you

so we haven't chosen anyone of you to condemn
so make your decision and choose your side or let us begin

steeped in knowledge I'll step from the board
down to the speak easy with my double-edged sword
you know the deal ya got to spin the wheel
I heard the heavens are full of sevens
and as matter of fact you know that cat suicide jack
he don't play like that
truth is he don't really play at all
leave it on the back burner take it to the dry town
ya here we go
Track Name: Bats In The Belfry (Live)
old man river said you can go your own way
if you just leave him alone doesn’t matter
do not deliver all your things today we are going home

oh mama we now so hungry

I got bats in the belfry I’m in the kitchen boiling society
I’m in the open catching all the leaves we all see what we want

old man river said you can go your own way
if you just leave him alone doesn’t matter
do not deliver all your things today we are going home

oh mama we now so hungry

I got bats in the belfry I’m in the kitchen boiling society
I’m in the open catching all the leaves we all see what we want

I have a crazy idiosyncrasy it's affinity to serendipity
and in this eternal epiphany no hypocrisy or duplicity
oh mama we now so hungry
I got bats in the belfry I’m in the kitchen boiling society
Track Name: Flag (Live)
you warn me and keep me here
you call us close to dispel your fear
you painted the color of peace with your hands

as the water flows north by west they come moving
raising up their hands, as the thunder calls
we'll come to the straightest tree

what flag are you, are you flying?
(I have seen your kind for miles)

great father in the east says we'll need
only wide like our wagon wheels
only as long as the day holds a blessing will we pass
and not be back...
he offers to us our own hands
painted lines upon our land
dog soldiers, dog soldiers don't ignite the land

what flag are you, are you flying?
(I have seen your kind for miles)
white flag are you, are you flying?
(I have seen your kind for miles)

oh we huddle to the tree
and hold it with both hands
at the center we will be together as one we will stand
frozen tears, frozen tears may raven truth of frozen tears remain

what flag are you, are you flying?
(I have seen your kind for miles)
white flag are you, are you flying?
(I have seen your kind for miles)

I still stand
I hold you up
Track Name: Sign Of The Times (Live)
check me out before you go
man you've got to really know
we've got this one to show
it's a sign of the times that you're here

all the love that you fear
come right down and take you away

soldier locket broken till
there’s a letter on the sill
guess you have more boots to fill
a sign of the times that you’re here

all the love that you fear
come right down and take you
love that you fear
come right down and take you away

come down from where you are
where you are
come down from where you are
where you are

imagine that we’re free to stay
no one ever gave you away

thanks for being here today
a sign of the times that you’re here

all the love that you fear
come right down and take you
love that you fear
come right down and take you away
Track Name: Bang Bang (Live)
she woke me up with the bang bang looking over crossed eyed
had a big hunch that the world was a big lie
when I got up all the blood to my head
I got so dizzy fell back into my bed
I went over to the wayside looking for the high tide
what will I find will I find will I find find
all I saw was a man that had a hat that had a pompom
he’s been there for years can someone tell me how long

wake up to tell me wake up to show me what I could not find

ya see this woman woke me up at a quarter to three
and I didn't know it then but she put a spell on me
she said I had to go down to where the cliffs meet the sea
and meet and old man to present my plea
so I headed way down to that big pier to wait and confront my big fear
I wheeled around behind to my blind side
to find an old man with a lime and a kind eye
said mister mister with your beard so long
won't you be a saint tell me just where I’m going
he pointed to a conch shell and then to the lime and said this is all I really need to get by
wake up to tell me wake up to show me what I could not find
hey hey mister man I know ya don't know who ya think I think I am
but I can safely say that I should of been sleeping
been sleeping been sleeping been sleeping the day away

hey hey

I said excuse me have you got the time
he shrugged his shoulders said get a spine
coconut hit me on the head jonesing for a fig
I got booked last night I need another fix dig

yeah just then I see a twinkle twinkle in the old man's eye
and a wave tossed bottle is thrown to the sky
I caught it on the rebound and landed with a soft sound
I took out the message and put the bottle down

inside was the antidote to the spell
I read it to the man 'cause he couldn't read so well
said don't worry about a thing ya know your path is true
just ease your mind have a banana or two

well goodness goodness whoa is me
the man nearly flipped to learn he was free
but just before we left he started kicking it
I picked up the bottle and star sixed it
kick kick shuffle shuffle back to the beach
with a tune on my lips and my quest in reach
that woman come to see you with her song so sweet
say damn let the poor sucker sleep let him sleep

wake up to tell me wake up to show me what I could not find
Track Name: Never Or Now (Live)
I really should be going now
because if I stay
there's only so much left of the day
and if you ever want to reach back
would you be so kind
to let the sunlight play with your mind

and if you ever want to walk out
would you be set free?
because there are so many places to see

and I could be the wild child
and you could be the sky
and we can go about gathering time

tes and I’ll stay awake if you keep on laughing

and it's all we can do for the world in passing
and it's all that we have and all that we need to find

I really should be going now
before it gets too late
all the chances that I didn't take

I stand before the mirror
and I count to three
and then I become nothing like me

but I’ll stay awake if you keep on laughing
it's all we can do for the world in passing
and it's all that we have and all that we need to find

yes I’ll stay awake if you keep on dreaming
and it's all we can do for the world we believe in
and it's all that we have and all that we need to find

'til never or now, never or now
I’ll take your place if you would like my place to stay

I really should be gone now because if I stay
there's only so much left of the day
and if you ever want to reach back would you be so kind
to let the sunlight play with your mind
Track Name: Melon Bend (Live)
saw you in the moss
see the birds up above
you stood up with a shot and said that it's time

we ran through the old car woods
saw the shadows on car hoods
swinging on the old town telephone vines

oh my love I think that I could run forever
may you stay so true and not be lonely ever
now my world come right I will swim the river
until my bones give up

said when you were born
your daddy took you home
he whispered to the ground ever softly

left the shovel on the stone
left the hill alone
drove like the road was the only life to know

oh my love I think that I could run forever
we don't stand a chance so we will run the river
I swore on your bed that I will leave her never
until my bones give up

and the birds they land and I see both of you are there
we are walking we are walking
and as you turn around I see your hands they look like mine
we are walking we are walking back towards the hill

oh my love I think that I could run forever
we don't stand a chance so now more than ever
may you stay so true and not be lonely never
until your bones give up

oh my love I think that I could run forever
we don't stand a chance so we will run the river
now my world come right I will never leave her
until our bones give up
Track Name: Past The Falls (Live)
the wind blew and her hair stood still
he sits beneath her window sill
she awaits the magic in his hands

he walks her out into the night
and takes her in a different light
her eyes divert to the water beneath his feet
the water beneath his feet

oh the water beneath his feet


the boy wakes up and runs outside
to find that all his fears have died
and all the shells are laying upon the sand
she kicks a rock along that road
stood still while the story was told
do you believe in me he said
can you believe in me

you believe in me
oh you believe in me

will you follow me past the falls

the wind blew and her hair stood still
he sits beneath her window sill
she awaits the magic in his hands
he walks her out into the night
and takes her in a different light
her eyes divert to the water beneath his feet
oh the water beneath his feet
the water beneath his feet

oh you believe in me
you believe in me
Track Name: Feels So Good (Live)
I’ve waited so long for the sun to rise
this afternoon I see it in your eyes
the sky is opening
the world is shining
on your day

it feels so good now
feels so good now

can you believe it?
he's in our lives
you make my heart fill with light
the sky is opening
the world is shining
on your day

it feels so good now
feels so good now

the sky is opening
the world is shining
on your day

It feels so good now
Track Name: Outloud (Live)
would you be the wind to blow me home?
would you be a dream on the wings of a poem?
and if we were walking through a cloud
well, you know I’d be proud

if you call my name out loud

do you suppose that I would come running?
do you suppose I’d come at all?
I suppose I would, I suppose I would
I suppose I would, I suppose
yeah, yeah, yeah

and if we were walking down a dead end street
would you be that one to let our eyes meet?
or would you just keep on walking down to the turn around
‘cause you know that I’d be proud

if you call my name out loud
if you call my name out loud
do you suppose that I would come running?
do you suppose I’d come at all?
I suppose I would

and if we were gone from the land we know
would you be the dawn and let your beauty still show
and if ever I were walking and heard the cold night coming
would you call my name? 'Cause you know I’d come running

if you call my name out loud
if you call my name out loud
do you suppose that I would come running
do you suppose I’d come at all?

you know I would, you know I would
you know I would, you know I would
I come runnin', I come runnin'
if you call my name out loud
Track Name: Valentine (Live)
It's the fading blue into the black
the news is going down into the dirt
crushing the white stones

the sun expires, the wind is zipped-up
hide the fire in a tin cup
freeze the river, cross out the clouds

I bet it was a bumpy ride
I bet it was a slip and a slide
you were upside down, rolling around
lost in time, our Valentine

so let's seal up the leaks
is it really going down?
broken flame, bones to blame, ropes in flames

kisses from the parade
tying ribbons of rain
paradise, sacrifice, lemon lips
a pyramid of apples

I bet it was a bumpy ride
I bet it was a slip and a slide
you were upside down, rolling around
lost in time, our valentine

come on come on let’s go
we got the car packed up
come on come on let’s go
keep my mind steady.

footprints of forever
suitcase in the hall
holding my hands
watching tears fall
she's watching them fall

promise of another
it's better to look right now
scared of what we'll see
will he have the same face as me?

I bet it was a bumpy ride
I bet it was a slip and a slide
you were upside down, rolling around
lost in time, our valentine

lost in time, lost in time, lost in time
our valentine
Track Name: Elias (Live)
na jesu achwanekwa ta esu fa da da he
ta esu fa da da he fa da da he
na jesu achwanekwa ta esu fa da da he
ta esu fa da da he fa da da he

kasiwa i kasiwa i ma ka simba ere
ndakasimba kanamakasimbaow
ndakasimba ndakasimba
ndakasimba kanamakasimbaow

you raise your head you beat the sun
but your boys they lie so close to you
do you dare get up and wake the two
oh elias I see you there at work in the day time
do you think you could answer all the questions in the world
in just one word I think you could

if you die will I get word that you’re gone
or will I hear it in passing conversation
or will I stop short and fall to the ground
distance is short when your hand carries what your eye found

hold my hand just one more time
to see if you're really gonna meet me
honest and nanuel well they're at school now
given the chance that their father's never seen
to see what's beyond section 17
and in ten years when you look back at your boys
well you know they've grown
way taller than the tallest sugar cane in the field

if you die will I get word that you’re gone
or will I hear it in passing conversation
or will I stop short and fall to the ground
distance is short when your hand carries what your eye found

hold my hand just one more time
to see if you're really gonna meet me
and I see your wife she stands stooped over by the fire outside
and I see your boys and when they look up
you know I think they got their mother's eyes
cause she looks so proud she looks so happy
she looks so proud she looks so happy ya

if you die will I get word that you’re gone
or will I hear it in passing conversation
or will I stop short and fall to the ground
distance is short when your hand carries what your eye found
hold my hand just one more time
to see if you're really gonna meet me