The Trinity Session

Released November 15, 1988


1. Mining for Gold
(traditional: arranged by James Gordon)

We are miners, hard rock miners,
To the shaft house we must go;
Oil bottles on our shoulders,
We are marching to the stope.

On the line boys, on the line boys,
Drill your holes and stand in line.
Till the shift boss comes to tell you,
you must drill her out on top.

Can't you feel the rock dust in your lungs?
It'll cut down a miner when he is still young.
Two years and the silicosis takes hold,
and I feel like I'm dying from mining for gold.
Yes, I feel like I'm dying from mining for gold.

 


7. 200 More Miles
(Michael Timmins)

Atlanta's a distant memory, Montgomery a recent blur
and Tulsa burns on the desert floor like a signal fire.

I got Willie on the radio, a dozen things on my mind
and number one is fleshing out these dreams of mine.

I've got 200 more miles
of rain asphalt and light before I sleep
but there'll be no warm sheets
or welcoming arms to fall into tonight.

In Nashville there is a lighter in a case for all to see
it speaks of dreams and heartaches left unsung.

And in the corner stands a guitar
and lonesome words scrawled in a drunken hand.
I'm traveling paths, travelled hard before
and I'm beginning to understand.

That I've got 200 more miles
of rain asphalt and light before I sleep
but there'll be no warm sheets
or welcoming arms to fall into tonight.

You say that I am crazy, my life wasting on this road
that time will find my dreams - scattered dead and cold.

But ahead there is a light
drawing me to reach an end
and when I reach there, I'll turn back
and you and I can begin again.

I've got 200 more miles
of rain asphalt and light before I sleep
but there'll be no warm sheets
or welcoming arms to fall into tonight.

I've got 200 more miles
of rain asphalt and light before I sleep
but I wouldn't trade all your golden tomorrow's
for one hour of this night.

Atlanta's a distant memory, Montgomery a recent blur
and Tulsa burns on the desert floor - like a signal fire.


2. Misguided Angel

(Margo and Michael Timmins)

I said, Mama, he's crazy and he scares me
But I want him by my side.
Though he's wild and he's bad
and sometimes just plain mad
I need him to keep me satisfied.

I said, Papa, don't cry cause it's all right.
And I see you in some of his ways.
Though he might not give me the life that you wanted
I'll love him the rest of my days.

Misguided Angel hanging over me.
Heart like a Gabriel, pure and white as ivory.
Soul like a Lucifer, black and cold like a piece of lead.
Misguided Angel, love you 'til I'm dead.

I said, Brother, you speak to me of passion.
You said never to settle for nothing less.
Well, it's in the way he walks, it's in the way he talks.
His smile, his anger and his kisses.

I said, Sister, don't you understand?
He's all I ever wanted in a man.
I'm tired of sitting around the T.V. every night
hoping I'm finding a Mr. Right.

Misguided Angel hanging over me.
Heart like a Gabriel, pure and white as ivory.
Soul like a Lucifer, black and cold like a piece of lead.
Misguided Angel, love you 'til I'm dead.

He says, Baby, don't listen to what they say.
There comes a time when you have to break away.
He says, Baby there are things we all cling to all our life.
It's time to let them go and become my wife.

Misguided Angel hanging over me.
Heart like a Gabriel, pure and white as ivory.
Soul like a Lucifer, black and cold like a piece of lead.
Misguided Angel, love you 'til I'm dead.


8. Dreaming My Dreams with You

(Allen Reynolds)

I hope that I find what I'm reaching for
The way that it is in my mind
I hope that I won't be that wrong anymore
and maybe to have learned this time.

Someday I'll get over you
I'll live to see it all through
But I'll always miss
Dreaming my dreams with you.

But I won't let it change me, not if I can
I'd rather believe in love
and give it away as much as I can
To those that I am fondest of

Someday I'll get over you
I'll live to see it all through
But I'll always miss
Dreaming my dreams with you.

Someday I'll get over you
I'll miss dreaming with you
Someday I'll get over you
I'll miss dreaming with you
Someday.



3. Blue Moon Revisited (Song for Elvis)
(Margo and Michael Timmins -from 'Blue Moon' by
Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart)

I only want to say
That if there is a way
I want my baby back with me
'cause he's my true love
my only one don't you see?

And on that fateful day
Perhaps in the new sun of May
My baby walks back into my arms
I'll keep him beside me, forever from harm.

You see I was afraid to let my baby stray
I kept him too tightly by my side
and then one sad day he went away and he died.

Blue Moon, you saw me standing alone
without a dream in my heart
without a love of my own.
Blue Moon, you knew just what I was there for
You heard me saying a prayer for
someone I really could care for.

I only want to say, that if there is a way
I want my baby back with me
'cause he's my true love, my only one don't you see?


9. Working on a Building

(traditional: arranged by Cowboy Junkies)

Working on a building, a Holy Ghost building
For my Lord, for my Lord.
If I was a drunkard I tell you what I'd do,
I would quit my drinking and work on that building too.

Working on a building, a Holy Ghost building
For my Lord, yeah for my Lord.
If I was a liar I tell you what I'd do,
I would quit my lying and work on that building too.

Working on a building, it's a Holy Ghost building
For my Lord, for my Lord.

Working on a building, it's a Holy Ghost building
For my Lord, for my Lord.
If I was a singer I tell you what I'd do,
I would keep on singing and work on that building too


4. I Don't Get It

(Margo and Michael Timmins)

Breaking away to the other side
I want to make sense of why we live and die.
I don't get it, I don't get it.

I ask my friends if they understand.
They just laugh at me and watch another band.
They don't worry, they don't worry.

Looking for a way to lose my load.
I wanna make it easy to walk this road.
I can't find it, yeah I can't find it.

Yeah, I'm looking for answers in so many places
I open my mind, I don't get it.

Walking this earth and keeping my peace
I do what I want but the price is steep.
It don't seem right, it don't seem right.

My mama she told me, one step at a time
and sooner or later you'll walk that line.
I don't want to, I don't want to.

Taking my time to live and die
I wanna find a way to do it right
and I ease on, and I ease on.

They say, one thing always leads to another.
I open my mind, I don't get it.

Breaking away to the other side
I wanna make sense of why we live and die.
I don't get it, I don't get it.
I don't get it, I don't get it.


10. Sweet Jane

(Lou Reed)

Anyone who's ever had a heart
Wouldn't turn around and break it
and anyone who's ever played a part
Wouldn't turn around and hate it
Sweet Jane, sweet Jane
Sweet, sweet Jane.

You're waiting for Jimmy down in the alley
Waiting there for him to come back home
Waiting down on the corner
and thinking of ways to get back home
Sweet Jane, sweet Jane
Sweet, sweet Jane.

Anyone who's ever had a dream
Anyone who's ever played a part
Anyone who's ever been lonely
and anyone who's ever split apart
Sweet Jane, sweet Jane
Sweet, sweet Jane.

Heavenly wine and roses
seem to whisper to me when you smile
Heavenly wine and roses
seem to whisper to me when you smile.

Sweet Jane
Sweet, sweet Jane


5. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

(Hank Williams)

Hear the lonesome whippoorwill
His song's too blue to fly.
The midnight train is winding low.
I'm so lonesome I could cry.

I've never seen a night so long
When time keeps crawling by
The moon is gone behind the clouds
To hide his face and cry.

Have you ever seen a robin weep
When leaves have turned to brown?
Like me he's lost his will to live
I'm so lonesome I could cry.

The silence of a falling star
Lights up a purple haze
and as I wonder where you are
I'm so lonesome I could cry.


11. Postcard Blues

(Michael Timmins)

Especially with my head pounding
and lying helpless in my bed
I long for you and your expert hands
To ease this white heat from my head.

And you would boast that you knew
All the pressure points inside
And you could just as easily kill me
than ease the desire that I hide.

But as your patient I knew
That your healing powers had grown
From a sore that's far far deeper
Than this heart where the pain was born.

With my head again clear
I think of words to send to you,
To coax you back to my side
But always leave out, 'I love you'.

And then through my front door
a picture of a far away land
with your love on the back.
And once again I reach for my pen.


6. To Love Is to Bury

(Margo and Michael Timmins)

I buried him down by the river
'cause that's where he liked to be
and every night when the moon is high
I go there and weep openly.

He and I were married
By this river 'neath this willow tree
and with God and friends witnessing
he pledged his life to me.

To me he was Earth
and I rooted in his soil
I to he was Sky, vast and free
of the burdens from which he toiled.

Then one night a terrible fight
Words spoken better left unsaid
With his wedding vows ringing in my ears
He gave his life to me

They say to love is to bury
Those demons from which we all hide.
But tonight by this river 'neath this willow tree
Becoming one are Earth and Sky


12. Walking after Midnight

(A. Block/D. Hecht)

I was walking after midnight
Yeah, out in the moonlight
The way we used to do
I'm always walking after midnight
Searching for you
I'm always walking after midnight
Searching for you

I stop to see a weeping willow
Crying on his pillow
Maybe he's a-crying for me
and as the sky's turn gloomy
The night winds whisper to me
I'm lonesome as I can be
I'm always walking after midnight
Searching for you

I walk for miles along the highway
Well that's just my way
of saying "I love you"
I'm always walking after midnight
Searching for you
I walk for miles along the highway
Searching for you

I'm always walking after midnight
Yeah, out in the moonlight
Hoping you may be
Somewhere a-walking after midnight
Searching for me
I'm always walking after midnight
Searching for you


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February 14, 2005
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