© 2019 by Wind and The Willows. 

Coeur D' Alene
Addie Jill the Pyromaniac
Across the frozen meadow, biting chills
Safe inside a cabin, with Addie Jill
Dear she said I love you, you said
I'd write you a song
But that was just last summer
Both so young
Echo of a home life, both hid from your fires
Rolled beneath the dark hay
Heavy breath those nights
Oh she said let's stay here
You said, once winter ends
But spring it never blossomed 
The meadow dead
How far would you go to say I love you
How far would you go to say I need you
Can't live without you
Late inside December, the cabin grew cold
The once bright colored lilies
Lay down as they wilt
Dear she said, don't leave me
You said, our love's already died
You left her in the evening 
And Addie Cried
How far would you go to say I love you
How far would you go to say I need you
I'd die without you
So Addie set the fire, on a cold afternoon
She lit but two wet matches, but this fire grew
Dear she said I love you
But only the ghosts heard her call
So Addie in this fire
watched her world burn
How far would you go to say I love you
How far would you go to say I hate you
She's dead without you
So late inside April
The cabin stood still
And deep beneath the ashes
Lay Addie Jill
You're just a sailor, hopeful yet,
With a drawstring bag of cigarettes
So give and take that one for me, I pray
As we sail from the sea
River's gold, we keep one better
A cigarette in stormy weather
I swear I'll love you just the same, I pray 
As we sail to Coeur D'Alene
So tell me, will you forget?
I can't hold on darlin'
Will you forget?
I swear I'll keep on calling
Will you forget?
I pray I'll hear you say that 
river rages on
And in the rain, we'll sail to Coeur D'alene
And we'll drink the waters 
till you forget my name
That river rages just the same, I've been calling out your name
Take this ship down, and leave a little loose
With that drawstring bag of cigarettes 
You keep holding on to
Whatever runs in stormy rivers, chases all that I could give her
Sleep alone and sleep alright, my love
river rages on tonight
So if we grow in darker water, will you stay a little longer
Lips run dry, your eyes are gone, my love
Same old river rages on
 
So tell me, will you forget?
I can't hold on darlin'
Will you forget?
I swear I'll keep on calling
Will you forget?
I pray I'll hear you say that 
river rages on
And in the rain, we'll sail to Coeur D'alene
And we'll drink the waters 
till you forget my name
That river rages just the same, I've been calling out your name
Take this ship down, and leave a little loose
With that drawstring bag of cigarettes 
You keep holding on to
Smoke it rises from your head, take another you forget
Empty bags you're counting on, my love
Same old river rages on
I'm just a sailor out at sea
That river's come to carry me
Will you forget me when I'm gone, my love
same old river rages on
Will you forget me when I'm gone, my love
same old river carries on.
Acacia
Flood
Wait till the morning to rise and it breaks
All over the tiles in the kitchen sink
The water it's flowing like it did before
But this time it's sinking all over the floor
Oh but that night before it reached the moon
All tangled in cotton, and tangled in you
But that's how it goes, oh most of these days
A poor wish to welcome is a wish for you to stay
So I'll keep on shuffling through all the mud 
Pretend like the last night we were in love
But can you imagine how strange it must feel
To share all our worlds to have you disappear
But you've been on my mind 
Yes you've been on my mind
Through the window watch you leave
I stay behind and I start to clean
Up all of the mess that comes in time
We've done before each and every time
You think I'd learn by day by now
To move on softly, move on loud
But craving closeness in the silence of night
Numbs all the nightmares of being alone tonight
But you've been on my mind 
Yes you've been on my mind
Yes you have my dear
So watch the water build and spill all day
Can't keep swimming lonely through these waves
So watch the morning rise until it breaks
Where you my dear, you leave and sail away
You've been on my mind
You've been on my mind
Oh I've been told myself a time
To let it go, let it die
And I've been told a time or two
I don't need sailors, and I don't want you
A hundred lovers, a thousand years
A shoulder blade to hold all those tears
It's all, nothing to you
It's all nothing to you
Lonely little lady bugs
Polka dotted candy drugs
Just lovers and runners to you
Just lovers and runners to you

And so it goes off to a place where nobody knows

            Acacia she’s waiting and calling you home

             So open up the door

   She’ll leave on the light

With the vows of a lover holding you tight

And they’ll keep you warm so sleep tonight

Hush and close your eyes

 

Easy comes as easy goes

To never let another know

Baby you hold it inside

Baby you hold it inside

 

Come and go you had it planned

I hope someday you understand

Come with me and rest for a while

Cause I’ll do anything to make you smile again

 

And so it goes off to a place where nobody knows

Acacia she’s waiting and calling you home

So open up the door

She’ll leave on the light

So untie your shoes and open your eyes

Cause though you’ve been crying for days and for nights

She’s been waiting for you

 

So meet me on the porch

And i’ll open up the door

Cause we’re here

And calling you home

 

And so it goes off to a place where nobody knows

Acacia she’s waiting and calling you home

So open up the door

She’ll leave on the light

With the vows of a friend holding you tight

And they’ll keep you warm so sleep tonight

I’ll see you in the morn

 

They’ll keep you warm so sleep tonight

And I’ll see you in the morn

Crisp
Desert Soul
O Darling please, 
why do you torture me
Put chains up on my spirits
and the road will set me free
Cold blooded, calloused death
I'm blind now can't you see?
So free my soul, before I'm old
and the road will set me free
The road will set me free my lord,
the road will set me free
I'll pay the toll to free my soul
and the road will set me free
Till death, you do us part
But 'I've got a lonely heart
Leave me be o darling' please
and the road will set me free 
The road will set me free my lord,
The road will set me free
I'll pay the toll to free my soul 
and the road will set me free
Riverman
Riverman are you still up tonight?
Remember when we used to warm the night
We found love the edge of Summertime
Waltzed around the world when you were mine. 
Stars they travel fast and far my dear
Tell me, love, are you still listening here
I'd write you a book if I could write
Burn these pages, keep you warm at night. 
So when I told you I don't love you more
Fell onto my knees upon the floor
Just you know I still do love you more
Just you know I still do love you more 
Two hundred and forty three long days
Watched the daisies flower till they fade
You were always steady as the night
Trust me I felt loved when you were mine
So when I told you goodbye, love, for good
Watched you leave under the cottonwoods
If I could take you back you know I would
If I could take you back you know I would
Riverman are you still up tonight
Glowing bright under the sweet moonlight
Catch a fish and throw it back for me
Down the river maybe we could be
Maybe down the river we could be

Honey it's a lonely road
Tire's friend to the open road

         So you just smile and sigh

 As you look behind tonight

                        

  Sun it rises, golden rings

Pockets full with, these little things

And you keep them there

   Cause it was just a dream last night

                              

 So when you're driving, and that moon is rising

Don't go take her, darlin please
Cause then the night she,

            She couldn't bring you
                To dream of those little things

                                 

So you run dear, to your great big island

Waves at night say, yeah you're doing alright then

Waves are phony friends

      And it's just that same old moon again
   

But if you hide love, among those trees

Then with every ocean breeze

I hope you rest at ease

       But will you think of me sometime
                    

So when it's raining, this ship o' sailing

cross Pacific Ocean dreams,

I hope you find one,

A new horizon,

to dream of those little things

 Friends are mining for a heart of one thing

So take the gold till The kingdoms coming

Now you rest at ease

                                     Cause it's yours my dear to keep

  

Well miners dream of

These golden things love

So say you'll keep up With the rush now
Someday soon my friend

                                   You'll see just how rich you've been
                                 
Well that rivers rushing

So don't go running
Pockets full of These golden things

                    So promise me you'll drive

 And promise me you'll sail
My dear Abigail


Honey it's a lonely road

Tires friends to the open road

So you just smile and sigh

 As you drive on through the night

Cocaine Train
Letter to Dark
I wrote a letter to dark
Put it under my bed for the monsters to read.
Yes I was afraid of the dark
But the dark's afraid of me
Singing love let me be, how sweet and strange
Are all the things we couldn't change.
I wrote a letter to Ground
your boulder held the letters down
But the wind, she's lonely,
and right then I knew
As you turned to dust and blew
A thousand miles away
Singing love let me be, how sweet and strange
Are all the things we couldn't change.
Singing oh my lord,
Don't let me down
Leave the letters in the ground
There you go, and here I'll stay
A lonely thousand miles away
Lovers take a rest
From the things we never bore upon our chests
And in the light of day
I'll go a thousand miles away
Cause I wrote a letter to dark
Put it under my bed for the monsters to read
Yes I was afraid of the dark
But the dark's afraid of me
Yes the dark's afraid of me
Singing oh my lord
Don't let me down
Leave the letters in the ground
And I'll go sailing into blue
A thousand miles away from you
Singing love let me be, and here I'll stay
A lonely thousand miles away

Its spring again, and your bluebells grow

And you put them on the back window

And then summer came

And you threw them out

And they’ve wilted now

So you pack your bags

You’re headed south

A $3 beer to wash the doubt

And you wash it out

How you wash it out

The things that you forgot

These tickets to the cocaine train

Have gathered dust, when will you be back home again

I must confess, I don’t know who the hell is drivin’

So I gotta run, and I’ll call you in the mornin'

And then you’re lost, out in the night

Your map’s a mirror, with lonely eyes

And the train it cries, as you close your eyes,

Baby you’ll be alright

 

Morning breaks, and here it comes

Another train, not comin’ home

And until then I pray

That you’ll look my way

Out that window pane

 

These tickets to the Cocaine train, you’re holdin on 

When will you be back home again

I must confess, I don’t know who the hell is drivin’

So i gotta run, and I’ll call you in the mornin'

 

Up all night, with your dusty gin

Pray for a stranger, come walkin' in

Say why don’t you call someone,

They’ve stopped asking son,

They’ve stopped asking son

 

Up all day and through the night

To see the cocaine train come down the line

But if you can’t promise me you’ll be the one to drive it

Then I gotta run, and i’ll leave you with your mornin'

So you pull into your old hometown

But these rails look different now   

Said that girl you wrote

She stopped comin' oh,

Bout 5 months ago

Take these tickets to the cocaine train

I don’t want them, for they’ve brought me here again

And I’m gonna stay this time around

For the bluebells I’ll be growin'

Take these tickets to the cocaine train

I don’t want them, for they’ve brought me here again

And I’m gonna stay this time around

For the bluebells I’ll be growin'

White Clovers

Packed my bags for the place, where we used to go

The road's a bit different when you ride it alone

Carried on through the night, with the songs we heard first

Riding all night just to relearn the words

Packed your bags for a place love, that I've never seen

Wrote a letter to dark that you read in your sleep

Both dreaming of all the white clovers to keep

While the songs we heard first, they play on repeat

Well the clovers they grow, at the end of the road love

Riding all night, to take one for each other

If I'm driving this road, without you by my side

Please don't ever change for the next one to ride

I kept on driving in those fields of white

Hoping you'd hold what you put in my eyes

Playing those songs in the dead of the night

So the months on the road still keep it alive

You took that train through the crumbling night

Playing those songs till the last of the light

So darlin' o darlin' please don't ever change

Wait for the clovers to bloom and fade

Well the clovers they grow, at the end of the road love

Riding all night, to take one for each other

If I'm driving this road, without you by my side

Please don't ever change for the next one to ride

So send me a postcard from London, from Rome

The world's all too quiet when those white clovers grow

So darlin' o darlin' please don't ever change

Wait for the clovers to bloom and fade

Waiting for you to come home from the start

Love let me be, for you already are

So darlin' o darlin' remember my name

and wait for the clovers to bloom and fade

Well the clovers they grow, at the end of the road love

And I'll see you this last time, to take one for each other

If I'm driving this road, without you by my side

Please don't ever change for the next one to ride