Chickasaw

by Thea Hopkins

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"4 STARS" Maverick, UK

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released July 1, 2008

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Thea Hopkins Boston, Massachusetts

"Thea Hopkins is one of the most poetic, literate and powerfully moving of the new singer/songwriters to emerge on the scene in the last few years." -- Peter, Paul & Mary

Critically acclaimed Boston performing songwriter Thea Hopkins calls her music American Short Story Folk: concise, striking narratives, they tell of American romance and tragedy in modern terms.
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Track Name: Jesus Is On The Wire
Run-down church, red clay
River covered in a smoky haze
Sunday morning, the fires out
Sunday morning, no one about
The earth is soft, this time of year
Boots get caked from there to here
Down the road, route 25
Found this boy barely alive

(Chorus) Jesus is on the wire
So far away, higher and higher

Took him down, off a fence
Cold as ice, almost dead
They said that he slept with guys
They said that he was gonna die

(Chorus) Jesus is on the wire
So far away, higher and higher

Sometimes at night you hear the sound
Of cars that stop where he was found
A small white cross, Wyoming skies
Mark the place where that boy died

(Chorus) Jesus is on the wire
So far away, higher and higher (repeat)


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Track Name: Chickasaw
She was reckless as the summer sun
Full of heat, her hair undone
She had a ticket and she had a gun
Going down to Chickasaw

The day was hot as a skillet fire
Winds pulling the trees and wires
She was shaking with one desire
Going down to Chickasaw

Old squaw said," Do not go,
I see his blood on your shadow "
Down in Chickasaw

She kept hearing the last words he said
Buzzin, buzzin' inside her head
"Found someone else to fill my bed"
Down in Chickasaw

He never saw her run across the sand
He never heard the screen door slam
He never saw the gun in her hand
Down in Chickasaw
Track Name: Edge of Geary
On the edge of Geary, a water tower reigns
Over corn fields, suburban lanes
I used to play there when I was a child
Me and the buttercups together growing wild

Rolling hills sing sweet hallelujahs

All across the land
Rolling hills sing sweet hallelujahs
Take my hand

Me and my friend Kathy, we'd each leave our house
Sneak out at midnight, watch the trains going south
Tell each other someday we'd leave
Geary forever her and me

Rolling hills sing sweet hallelujahs
All across the land
Rolling hills sing sweet hallelujahs
Take my hand

Pack your bags, we'll leave tonight
Midnight Flyer's coming soon
We'll get our tickets
And all our dreams come true

We both left Geary right after high school
But not together like we were supposed to do
It’s been years now, but when I look back
I still see Kathy running down those tracks

Rolling hills sing sweet hallelujahs

All across the land
Rolling hills sing sweet hallelujahs
Take my hand


Copyright2006 Thea Hopkins