Wide Eyes

Oh some evil spirit,
Oh some evil this way comes.
They told me how they fear it,
Now they’re placing it on their tongues.

Oh to see it with my own eyes.
Oh to see it with my own eyes.

No food or water,
For the better part of ten months.
Quietly he sat,
Between the folds of a tree trunk.

Oh to see it with my own eyes.
Oh to see it with my own eyes.

All the men of faith,
And men of science asked the question:
Could it ever be on Earth,
As it is in heaven?

Oh to see it with my own eyes.
Oh to see it with my own eyes.

Lyrics to “Wide Eyes” by Local Natives

Downbound Train

I had a job, I had a girl
I had something going mister in this world
I got laid off down at the lumber yard
Our love went bad, times got hard
Now I work down at the carwash
Where all it ever does is rain
Don’t you feel like you’re a rider on a downbound train

She just said “Joe I gotta go
We had it once we ain’t got it any more”
She packed her bags left me behind
She bought a ticket on the Central Line
Nights as I sleep, I hear that whistle whining
I feel her kiss in the misty rain
And I feel like I’m a rider on a downbound train

Last night I heard your voice
You were crying, crying, you were so alone
You said your love had never died
You were waiting for me at home
Put on my jacket, I ran through the woods
I ran till I thought my chest would explode
There in the clearing, beyond the highway
In the moonlight, our wedding house shone
I rushed through the yard, I burst through the front door
My head pounding hard, up the stairs I climbed
The room was dark, our bed was empty
Then I heard that long whistle whine
And I dropped to my knees, hung my head and cried

Now I swing a sledge hammer on a railroad gang
Knocking down them cross ties, working in the rain
Now don’t it feel like you’re a rider on a downbound train

– “Downbound Train” by Bruce Springsteen