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Alphabet of Hurricanes

This song is by Tom McRae and appears on the album From the Lowlands (2012).

Caught in a whirlwind of
Broken sticks and bones
An alphabet of hurricanes
Can't blow this drifter home

And the train kicks up snow across
This cold New Mexico
And as I cross the Rio Grande
I finally let you go

To fall into the icy stream
Of different lives and different dreams

And we go lightly on our way
Yes you go lightly on the same

Woke up in Kansas from a
Dream of burning ships
And I still taste the ocean, girl
And you on my lips

But I can't seem to change the way
This story wants to play
Life is in the living
Not the telling anyway

Press myself into the glass
Silver moon lights up my path

As I go lightly on my way
And you will go lightly on the same
Yes we go lightly on our way

Shaken by a broken rail in
Princeton, Illinois
With time to kill I drank my fill
And gave the jukebox all my coins

This one's for the friends I've lost
The one I've left behind
No, this one's not for you, I take it back
I've changed my mind

The music drifts into the night
Calls to me and says it's time

To go lightly on my way
And I will lightly on the same
Yes you go lightly on your way

Sunset on the Hudson turns this city into gold
This stolen El Dorado it ain't mine, it sure ain't yours
I've been here for every season
Somehow you forget
You claim this city for yourself
Well take it, it's my gift
There's nothing left to divide
You take the days, I'll take the nights

And I'll go lightly on my way
And you will go lightly on the same
Yes we go lightly on our way

Caught in a whirlwind of
Broken sticks and bones
An alphabet of hurricanes

Can't blow this drifter home
Can't blow this drifter home
Can't blow this drifter home
Can't blow this drifter home

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