Psalmon

Oh red salmon

where are you goin' to ?

I'm going to the land where I was born

Sockeye salmon, red, red

The river's full of enemies

how are you goin' to do?

Swimming counter current

that's just the way I do

Oh red salmon brave red salmon

why do you look so sad?

I've never felt so alive and soon

I'm going to be dead

Oh white salmon, sad sad salmon

Why do you look so old?

I swam so much and filled the gap

but I forgot the food

Sad old salmon red, red

Sad old salmon, sockeye

Where are you going to?

I'm going to the land where I can't

come back from

Biting Dog

Was in town, hangin' around

two thugs fallin' out and one fell down

Boy, oh boy, you caring boy

I can't gotta get off by myself

look at that man, barking at the moon

he asks for something I got no more

He got up and so did the dog,

the thug said: Go sniff trails and go catch!

 

The world and its creatures are sacred

and everything beyond that stands

belongs to the Lord who creates them

and to the man who destroys 'em as well

 

The world and its creatures are sacred

and everything beyond that stands

belongs to the Lord who creates them

until he gathers them side by side

 

Dog did come, I cotton on to fact that

he came but he was not alone

-Goodbye boy - said, and he was gone,

and I felt the teeth biting my thigh bone

 

Since that day, in which he came

I bring onto myself his own stain

'cause the dog gets what he wants,

but when it's time to roam he dies alone

Red Caboose

Oh mama, Oh mama

Oh mama, I feel I can stand on my own

On my mind, on my mind

On my mind, this train don't take me back home

 

Road ahead miles behind,

never thought it was the last goodbye

 

Oh mama, Oh mama

Oh mama, the ride ain't got to be long

wind is clear, moon is high

all I want is sleepin' by your side

 

Oh mama I feel I can stand on my own

no more chains no more fear,

my love's strong the end is almost here

Got my woman got my shoes

I'll bid you a farewell by my red caboose

Got my woman got my blues

I'll bid you a farewell by my red caboose

When the train come along

When the train come along Lord

if you see my fother and he ask for me

if you see my mother and she ask for me

gonna meet them at the station

when the train come along

If you see my brother

and he ask for me, 

gonna meet him at the station

when the train come along

And if you see the devil

and he ask for me

Rollin' and Tumblin'

Well, I rolled and tumbled, cried all night long

when I woke up this morning , didn't know right from wrong

I told my babe before I left the town

don't let you nobody

tear my barrelhouse down

If the river was whiskey and

I was a diving' duck

I would dive to the bottom

never would I come up

If I had a religion

this bad ol' thing indead

all my women 'n whiskey

they won't let me pray

Evening Song

Fall, and I fall back on my soul

frightening going and hiding

Winter, where am I going

Fox footprints, chimneys sunk in snow

Spring oh spring, save my deepest dreams

saw' em in a garden of tiny trees

Summer's rose by the cockcrows 

Let's take a journey all day long

May your smile be my evening song

© CABOOSE 2018 . Header photo by Pierluigi Muscolino