Lyrics – Ten Miles Down

From Swallows’ In the Shadow of the Seven Stars

Ten Miles Down

DATE: Monday, May 18, 1891
LOCATION: Buffalo Gap, South Dakota

Ten miles
Beyond the last homestead
Ten miles down
Where the bullrush grows
And the blackbirds nest

Strange lights pulsing
Dark things prowling
As the pale lamps flicker

Ten miles down
You’ll find the river bends
Ten miles down
Swift waters flow
Past a great oak stand

Bison and horses grazing in field
Bison (American Buffalo) grazing on the Great Plains

Old limbs withered
Dead eyes watching
As the gnarled hands twist and turn

Something’s calling me
Away from this life
The dead have followed me
Miles and miles from home

I’ll wait all night
‘Til the spirits pass
Stand watch ‘til the light
Beats the shadows back

Rise high sun fire
Bright light
Push these voices out of my head

Something’s calling me
Away from this life
The dead have followed me
Miles and miles from home

Something’s calling me
Away from this life
The host that’s watching me
Wants to swallow me up whole

© 2013 Crandall

Performers:
Aaron Kerr – Bass
Brett Hansen – Electric Guitars
Jeff Crandall – Vocals, Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Organ
Justin DeLeon – Drums

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