The Last Light I See

by Sewing Machines

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Written 1968-2002. Recorded October 19-November 13, 2013.

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released November 13, 2013

Guitar, Drums, Synths, Vocals, Harmonica, and Production by Max Horwich

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Track Name: Slim Slow Slider
Slim slow slider
Horse you ride
White as snow
Slim slow slider
Horse you ride
Is white as snow
Tell it everywhere you go
Saw you walking
Down by the Ladbroke Grove this morning
Saw you walking
Down by the Ladbroke Grove this morning
Catching pebbles for some sandy beach
You're out of reach
Saw you early this morning
With your brand new boy and your Cadillac
Saw you early this morning
With your brand new boy and your Cadillac
You're gone for something
And I know you won't be back
I know you're dying, baby
And I know you know it, too
I know you're dying
And I know you know it, too
Every time I see you
I just don't know what to do
Track Name: I Have Known Love
I have known love and love has won. I burned my fingers on the sun. I have known love and love has won. I burned my fingers on the sun.

I've been imprisoned on the moon. I've been imprisoned on the moon. I have known love and love has won.

I have learned what truth denies. I drank the teardrops from her eyes. I have learned what truth denies. I drank the teardrops from her eyes.

I surrendered much too soon. I surrendered much too soon. I have learned what truth denies I never heard the warning voice. I never knew I had a choice. I never heard the warning voice. I never knew I had a choice.

Though I never wanted to return. I never wanted to return I never heard the warning voice But I have sailed upon the boat That flew when there was room to float. But I have sailed upon the boat That flew when there was room to float.

And I drank out of the magic urn. And I drank out of the magic urn. But I have sailed upon the boat And I have slept inside the shade encircled by the love we made. And I have slept inside the shade encircled by the love we made.

And I have kissed the face of dreams. And I have kissed the face of dreams. I have slept inside the shade And I have ridden on the glow that warms the sky with a rainbow. And I have ridden on the glow that warms the sky with a rainbow.

And I have waded in its golden streams. And I have waded in its golden streams. And I have ridden on the glow And I have danced between the stars with music sung by sweet guitars. And I have danced between the stars with music sung by sweet guitars.

I've done some things that can't be done. I've done some things that can't be done And I have danced between the stars And I have smiled inside the storm reaching higher to keep warm. And I have smiled inside the storm reaching higher to keep warm

I've known love and love has won. I have smiled inside the storm I burned my fingers on the sun
Track Name: Marie
Stood in line and left my name
Took about six hours or so
The man just grinned like it was all a game
Said they'd let me know
I put in my time till the Pocono line
Shut down two years ago
I was staying at the mission till I met Marie
Now I can't stay there no more

Fella 'cross town said he needs a man
To move some old cars around
Maybe me and marie could find a burned-out
Van and do a little settlin' down
Aw, but I'm just dreamin', I ain't got no ride
And the junkyard's a pretty good ways
That job's about a half week old besides
It'd be gone now anyway

Unemployment said I got no more checks
And they showed me to the hall
My brother died in Georgia some time ago
I got no one left to call
Summer wasn't bad below the bridge
A little short on food that's all
Now I gotta get Marie some kind of coat
We're headed down into fall

I used to play the mouth harp pretty good
Hustled up a little dough
But I got drunk and I woke up rolled
A couple of months ago
They got my harp and they got my dollar
Them low life so and so's
Harps cost money and I ain't got it
It's my own fault I suppose

The Pocono's down but the Chesapeake's runnin'
Two freights everyday
If it was just me I'd be headed south
But Marie can't catch no train
She's got some pain and she thinks it's a baby,
Says we gotta wait and see
In my heart I know it's a little boy
Hope he don't end up like me

Well, the man's still grinnin' says he lost my file
I gotta stand in line again
I want to kill him but I just say no
I had enough of that line my friend
I head back to the bridge, it's getting kinda cold
I'm feelin' too low down to lie
I guess I'll just tell Marie the truth
Hope she don't break down and cry

Marie she didn't wake up this morning
She didn't even try
She just rolled over and went to heaven
My little boy safe inside
I laid them in the sun where somebody'd find them
Caught a Chesapeake on the fly
Marie will know I'm headed south
So's to meet me by and by
Track Name: Hold On Magnolia
Hold on Magnolia to that great highway moon
No one has to be that strong
But if you're stubborn like me
I know what you're trying to be
Hold on Magnolia, I hear that station bell ring
You might be holding the last light I see
Before the dark finally gets a hold of me
Hold on Magnolia, I know what a true friend you've been
In my life I have had my doubts
But tonight I think I've worked it out with all of them
Hold on Magnolia to the thunder and the rain
To the lightning that has just signed my name to the bottom line
Hold on Magnolia, I hear that lonesome whistle whine
Hold on Magnolia
I think its almost time