Tomorrow May Take You

It takes so long to fall asleep, when you’re gone
This aching house just moans and creaks, when you’re gone
No wishing star to shine for me, when you’re gone
When you’re gone

But when you’re here
You’re here and I can make some sense of this life
In this life, everything I need is in your arms
Your arms can hold me fast against tomorrow
Because tomorrow may take you again

I watch your shape fade down the road, when you leave
I feel those footsteps in my bones, when you leave
And I beg the winds to bring you home, when you leave
When you leave

But when you’re here
You’re here and I can make some sense of this life
In this life, everything I need is in your arms
Your arms can hold me fast against tomorrow
Because tomorrow may take you again

Steam Drill Blues

The morning come
Sun-burnt sky
Swing the hammer
Drive the spike
I got a girl
Left alone
‘Cause I’m too many
Miles from home

Gotta go where that money flows
‘Cause love don’t buy too many clothes
It’s a job that breaks your back and soul
But it’s what we do ’cause it’s what we know

The country grows
We make the way
Our blood and sweat
For a better day
But now they say
We’ll be replaced
Machines are coming
To push us out the way

What to do when that money goes?
‘Cause love don’t buy too many clothes
It’s a job that breaks your back and soul
But it’s what we do ’cause it’s what we know

Before the Lord I’ll stand proud
No machine will beat me down
No machine will beat me down
Bring that drill
Coal and steam
Bring it ’round
To hear this hammer ring
Against a wall
A man will fight
I’ll beat that drill
Though it take my life

What to do when that money goes?
‘Cause love don’t buy too many clothes
It’s a job that breaks your back and soul
But it’s what we do ’cause it’s what we know

Broken World

It’s a dry season ’til the rain begins to fall
And it’s a barren winter ’til the ice begins to thaw
Until I knew you, gray was all I saw

‘Cause it’s a broken world
But here we are, you and I
Somehow I found the only one
Who could ever help me see
That in the cracks is beauty

The empty branches give way to the bloom
And the burning daylight yields to the moon
No matter what the distance, you know I’ll hold you soon

‘Cause it’s a broken world
But here we are, you and I
Somehow I found the only one
Who could ever help me see
That in the cracks is beauty

It’s a broken world
But in the cracks there’s beauty