Thunder Train

by Willie DE

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Ivory Castle Walls
3.
Kobra King
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Diamond Days
6.
Joy & Sugar
7.
Louie Haryll's Party
8.
Southwest Ramble
9.
Release them Hounds
10.
Swampy Blues

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releases October 25, 2016

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Willie DE Charlottesville, Virginia

A native of Central Virginia, Willie has toured extensively and shared the stage or opened for a diverse group of top-flight musicians including the North Mississippi All-stars, David Olney & Sergio Webb, Ivan & Alyosha, Alash Ensemble, Eric Taylor, and The Hackensaw Boys. His first solo album, Egg Cracked, The Bird Went Wild, is full of songs of rebirth and regeneration. ... more

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Track Name: Thunder Train
1) Thunder Train

Near Christmas time, my body got cold;
No heat in the house, and my boom box got sold!
I’m tapping my feet to the sound in my head
Walked past a dealer with snaky dreads.
Feel down and dirty in all kinds of ways
Like a broke actor on an empty stage
sure as one plus one is gonna take you to two,
The thunder-train comes roaring through!

Chorus:
You think you’re gonna break my heart
You gonna spit it right out
You gonna look it over
Until I scream and shout
You know I ain’t gonna run away
Because I’m the thunder train!
I’m the thunder train!

All the days, living in the shack
So black and dismal, thought I’d never come back.
Rueben and Steve—and all your friends,
Pulling me down—they got to make amends!
Didn’t want to look bad in front of you guys:
But now I’ll treat ‘em like a mound of flies.
Sure as one plus one is gonna take you to two,
The thunder-train comes roaring through!

Chorus

You burned my bridge, but here I stand
Swiggin’ justice with a lightning hand
I don’t need to look the other way
And I’m still gonna dance today.
I’m the thunder train, down the track:
Thunder train: I won’t ever look back.
Sure as one plus one is gonna take you to two,
The thunder-train comes roaring through!


Chorus
Track Name: Seven Sparrows
4) Seven Sparrows

Seven sparrows sitting in a row:
One flew off and was found crippled in the snow;
No leader to guide the way;
Heavy as a stone with wings of clay.

Burning wounds in the snow;
Will I stay or will I go?
make me a fortress in the woods;
Five-story building tilted strong the way it should.

Chorus:
Are we at the Pharaoh’s feet?
Born to tend the Pharaoh's sheep?
Stuck like little chimney sweeps?
I'm like the sparrow
That’s been struck by the arrow
Down from my beautiful tree.

I’m a sparrow in a rage,
Going down this crazed highway
Looking for my kith and kin:
All I see are severed wings
They whirl me down the mountain in the wind

Chorus

Seven sparrows sitting in a row:
One flew off and was found crippled in the snow;
No leader to guide the way;
Heavy as a stone with wings of clay.

Chorus