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Great Recession Blues

2011 1. Intro
2. Great Recession Blues
3. Leelenau Wine
4. Angie (& the Hambone)
5. Hollow
6. The Longest Night of the Year
7. Vine & Fig Tree
8. Old Joe's Hittin' the Jug
9. My Gal
10. The Plank
11. St. James Infirmary Blues
12. Way Down in the Hole
13. When the Saints Go Marching In

The Longest Night of the Year


Words and music by WHJ

Ten years on the outside
standing here, looking back in
cold hands and a crooked heartbeat
no sleep and no where to begin

Had a dream on the fourth night
I was out on a blue moon field
before me was a burning barn
I could hear the screams through the open door

Every day I get a little bit closer
to the place where I canít look back
Every morning in a world of wonder
Every night, I give it all back

Put it back, put it all back in
Turn back the kerosene light
Fall down all along the rail line
give you a kiss and say good-night

My God, what have I done?
Turned my back on the setting sun
sixteen times we said goodbye
never once did you ask me why

Looking back from the other side
whoís to say whatís wrong or right?
was the cost of giving in
more than the price to put up a fight?

Looking out on the lake of glass
see the full moon twice tonight
I fall through and the waterís black
I look up, it reflects the light

Todayís another good day to die
the world keeps turning, we say goodbye
Iíve been knocked down, Iíve been wrong
now something tells me, itís time to move along

I have listened, to every word you said
but the bridge is missing
from the road ahead

Put it back, put it all back in
Turn back the kerosene light
Fall down all along the rail line
give you a kiss and say good-night