bring in the wood

from by The Hollow Horse

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

      name your price

     

about

a song about being young and dumb and feeling acutely that there is very little that separates a person from being and non-being but also thank goodness for the ritual and technology of wood stoves

many thanks to that baby who managed to cry so evocative and beautifully right there at the beginning

lyrics

and what have i learned
in a quarter century of turning
that my whole world is thinner than
the light of morning
thinner than the glass
that keeps the winter wind from howling
in my living room

ive never known a sweeter tune
than one you're singing
i've never known a bigger love
that what you're bringing
bring in the wood
and i'll bring home dinner
its all we can do
just keep the world from getting thinner

the cash that you earn is just
a fire away from burning
and all that you know
is just a bullet from returning
bring in the wood...

and what have i learned
in a quarter century of turning
that my whole world is thinner
than the light of morning
thinner than the skin
that keeps my precious blood from spilling
out into the street
bring in the wood...

credits

from greatest hits live!, released August 14, 2016

tags

tags: folk Troy

license

about

The Hollow Horse Troy, Maine

Keep your eye out for a new release this fall!

The Hollow Horse makes music in an old farmhouse in rural Maine and occasionally elsewhere.

contact / help

Contact The Hollow Horse

Streaming and
Download help