Something to Someone

by Run Boy Run

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1.
High hangs the fruit ready for harvest Bent is the bough rising from the tree High flies the bird that carries a promise Bent is the branch she carries o’er the sea Over the waves, over the ocean Over the river that waters the plains Writ in the road, a promise, a blessing A name I was given, a name I became I’m a long, long way from my home I’m a long, long way from my home A mother I lost, a mother to many A mother I left, buried in the clay A sister I found, a sister in plenty A sister of mercy, beckons me to stay I’m a long, long way from my home I’m a long, long way from my home Under the boughs, a harvest of laughter Strike up a song with the hand and the drum Long is the road that leads to new beginnings Long is the road that brings a new song I’m a long, long way from my home I’m a long, long way from my home
2.
As I went out for to take a little walk I came upon that Wild Bill Jones He was walking, he was talking By my true lover’s side And I bid him leave her alone He said his age was 21 And just too old to be controlled I grabbed my revolver From my side And I destroyed that poor boy’s soul He reeled and he staggered and he fell to the ground Then he gave one dying moan He wrapped his arms ’Round my little girl’s neck Crying, “Honey, won’t you take me home?” So put them handcuffs on me boys And lead me to that freight car gate I have no friends Or relations there No one for to go my bail Pass around that long-neck bottle And we’ll all go on a spree For today was the last Of that Wild Bill Jones And tomorrow will be the last of me They sent me to prison for twenty long years This old boy longs to be free For Wild Bill Jones And that bottle o’ gin Have been the ruin of me
3.
Painted ladies linger long As quietly they play Mmmmm Crimson petals softly falling down, Silent as the grave, and still they stay ’Til the dawning of the day When the moon has had his way I have labored for the darkness, Painted pictures of the night Mmmmmm See the shadows on my face Against a pallet of the purest white And a ribbon made to shine To light the darkness of my eyes On Fourth Avenue there’s fire in the sky And the dancers fill the night On a wheel spinning round and around In a dream for which to die Mmmmm The golden pendulum of autumn Singing softly of the end Mmmmmmm The ivory face above the mirror And two lovers who pretend To love again, But the southern bird ascends And burns a candle in the wind On the corner there’s a band that is playing And the people march along As the trumpet plays a final refrain As the dancers fill the dawn And the dream it lingers on
4.
Spin, spin, a golden thread A thread to bind my heart Spin your thread with smiles and laughs Of moments filled with glee Spin, spin, a golden thread A thread to bind my heart Spin your thread with stolen looks When your eyes lock with me Spin, spin, a golden thread A thread to bind my heart Spin your thread with sighs and whispers Resting in my arms Spin, spin, a golden thread A thread to bind my heart Spin your thread with tears and sobs Together we will share Spin, spin, a golden thread A thread to bind my heart Spin your thread of love such that Forever we may be Spin, spin, a golden thread A thread to bind my heart
5.
Sorry her lot who loves too well, Heavy the heart that hopes but vainly Sad are the sighs that own the spell Uttered by eyes that speak too plainly; Heavy the sorrow that bows the head When Love is alive and Hope is dead! Sad is the hour when sets the Sun— Dark is the night to Earth’s poor daughters When to the ark the wearied one Flies from the empty waste of waters! Heavy the sorrow that bows the head When Love is alive and Hope is dead!
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What do you do when you love an older man? Do you give it all you’ve got when he tries to take your hand? Do you hold on to him close, or try to let him go? Oh, oh Momma, won’t you tell me what to do? When you think of him at night, is it right to want him near? Wishing for his touch or his whisper in your ear— When, for every night you’ve wanted he’s had a hundred more? Oh, oh Momma, won’t you tell me what to do? And Momma, how did you know that it was right with Daddy? Did you ever doubt he’d be the only one to make you happy? What did you in to make you finally say ‘yes’? What made you want to wear that not-so-more white dress? When you can’t help the thought, and he’s always on your mind, Does it mean that you’re in love, and you’re bound to walk that line? Or can you learn to love another, forget the way you felt before? Oh, oh Momma, won’t you tell me what to do? And Momma, how did you know that it was right with Daddy? Did you ever doubt he’d be the only one to make you happy? What did you in to make you finally say ‘yes’? What made you want to wear that not-so-more white dress? Though all the dreams you have for life he‘s lived them all before, Still you wish he’d say that he‘d start with you once more— That it doesn’t matter what has passed, just all that is in store, Oh, oh Momma, won’t you tell me what to do? And Momma, how did you know that it was right with Daddy? Did you ever doubt he’d be the only one to make you happy? What did you in to make you finally say ‘yes’? What made you want to wear that not-so-more white dress? And Momma, how did you know that it was right with Daddy? Did you ever doubt he’d be the only one to make you happy? What did you in to make you finally say ‘yes’? What made you want to wear that not-so-more white dress?
8.
Locket 04:14
When she goes walking through our town, Every head spins right around She’s got long black hair, Baby blue eyes, Chirps like a bird with the sweetest smile Got a locket in her pocket with her lover’s picture inside She said, “Boys meet me at the edge of town. I’ve broken hearts of suitors, but now I’ll settle down. I’ve got a picture of the one I choose, and I’ll Make the reveal this day when the sun is nearing noon.” She’s got long black hair, Baby blue eyes, Chirps like a bird with the sweetest smile Got a locket in her pocket with her lover’s picture inside. Well, they followed her the crowd of longing eyes “Her dowry is the largest in the county, could be mine!” Reached the meadow as the sun was high above And held their breath as she removed her gloves She said, “Now boys, my dowry’s all but gone, Squandered by my family before my time was come.” Their jaws hung low as they scattered ’round Only one left was young Thomas Brown! And he’s waiting to see who the lover is pictured inside. He stepped forward and made his appeal “I’ve loved you since the day we met, and now I’ll love you still.” She opened the golden locket slowly, And Tommy’s face was staring all aglow. They’ve got an acre of land, a little White House, Not much money, but a beautiful life.
9.
I pleaded and I cried, but she’d made up her mind You get awful worn down when every dream you’ve had has died She left on a train in the morning It was the coldest of all days Oh, the Lord taketh away, taketh away The house was in a slumber, the moon was flying high You held her even after, you cried all through the night We laid her by the oak tree We sang to God and we prayed Winter is no friend of mine—she’s cold and mean as they come Stops in every now and then, leaves you feeling numb She took that piece of land from us She took off faster than she came The kids were young and we were tired, but we loved God and we prayed Good weather came with spring, you’d lie awake and you’d sing to me There was shouting on the hills of Georgia, There was thanking God and giving praise But the Lord taketh away, taketh away Oooooo There was shouting on the hills of Georgia There was thanking God and giving praise
10.
“What am I?” said the sparrow to the creek as he crossed. “You’re a voice in the high bough, You’re a song for the lost.” “What am I?” Said the creek now to the rocks down below. “You’re a force wind a blowing your own way to go.” “Who am I?” Asked the traveler to the yon mountain peaks They said, “You’re the refuge that somebody seeks.” He replied, “You’re mistaken. I’m nothing to no one.” “Well then, you’re not looking around you enough.” And the ocean asks, “Who am I?” To the ship. “You’re the strong roots upholding; you keep me adrift.” Sink the doubt out of your heart Cast your net wide of love Sink the doubt out of your heart Cast your net wide of love Sink the doubt out of your heart Cast your net wide of love
11.
I went searching far from my home Searching for a love that I could call my own Through the valleys I did roam But no love I found for to call my own I went searching far from my home Searching for a love that I could call my own ’Cross the ocean I did roam But no love I found for to call my own I went searching far from my home For a castle made of marble and of gold O’er the hillsides I did roam But no love I found for to call my own I went searching far from my home For a chariot to take me to the sun O’er the mountains I did fly But that golden sun had faded from the sky I returned back to my home For to put to rest my heavy heart and bones There I found a love to call my own Never more this wide, wide world to roam

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Recorded at historic Bear Creek Studios in Woodinville, Washington with producers Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers, Johnny Flynn) and Jerry Streeter (Brandi Carlile, Elephant Revival), Something to Someone is the second studio album by Tucson-based Americana/Folk band Run Boy Run. Available October 28, 2014 on Sky Island Records.

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released October 28, 2014

Produced by Ryan Hadlock, Jerry Streeter, & Run Boy Run
Recorded & Mixed by Jerry Streeter
Assisted by Hartley Lewis
Mastered by Gavin Lurssen
Album Art by Showdeer (Chris Bigalke)

Run Boy Run is
Jesse Allen – Bass
Grace Rolland – Cello, Vocals
Matt Rolland – Fiddle, Guitar
Bekah Sandoval Rolland – Fiddle, Guitar, Vocals
Jennifer Sandoval – Mandolin, Octave Mandolin, Vocals

With Special Guest Charmaine Slaven – Flatfooting (Track 11)

Recorded at Bear Creek Studios in Woodinville, WA in February 2014.

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Run Boy Run Tucson, Arizona

Award-winning acoustic Folk/Americana quartet from Arizona. Existing in the tension between tradition and frontier, Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Contest winner and Prairie Home Companion guest, Run Boy Run, exceeds the sum of its parts as touches of classical, jazz, and folk express themselves through the old-time core of the band’s unique sound. ... more

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