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A compilation of songs by Hugh Trimble... lyrical folk and blues animated by a spirit of contemporary indie-rock.

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released January 1, 2012

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Hugh Trimble Chicago, Illinois

Songwriter, Hugh Trimble, moves with the organic story-telling of traditional American Folk. His genres wander through americana, celtic, indie rock and blues, and his stages range from subway platforms and streets corners to bars and clubs.

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Track Name: Loving Down
Can you give me love?
That’s all I need to know right now
I’m stumbling home
And I’m wearing your left shoe

I’m caring on
As if the walls of Jerico will fall
If I could only
Find the tumbling tune

I’m only late
And I won’t ask to stay
But time don’t change a thing
Child you’re the last song I’ll sing

I found your bed
It was cold as ground and nothing said
Your promised land
Is never meant for you

Morning’s right to break
Was all I had to say
Swords ain’t promise rings
But child you’re the last song I’ll sing

Loving down
Loving down your door

Are you still in love?
Oh my friend and hopeful one
Our baby’s grown
He’s singing for his soup

Why we stay away
When time’s not ours to waste
We’re wise as the coming spring
And child you’re the last song I’ll sing

Loving down
Loving down your door
Track Name: Sophia
Sophia makes her way down to the Bay
By the only way that she knows
She overheard me say I'm afraid
That I can't love on my own
And if I stayed I could waste my soul

So she left a note
Said "If lonely love is your home
I'm going on alone back to the coast I'm from"

So I dropped my change into a fiddle case
And the street band played as I ran
Down to the Golden Gate where I called her name
I said "Sophia wait for your man!"
And I heard her laughing "Would a woman ask the same?"

She'd made a boat of reeds
And she was trading kisses for breeze
Sophia not at home it's not a home I need

I took a knee said
"Sophia dear marry me,
Take my everything and take this boy to sea"

We used her dress for sails, my button hole nails
And we're steering with my guitar
Pink on Pacific waves we navigate the stars
Track Name: Proud and Dangling
Wake up sticky lips
Every kiss should taste like this
But what we doing here?
It's just us and the point we missed
Was that a hiss?
No it was just the wind
And get yourself over here

Who's that coming through the garden?
Oh my that'll be the Lord
Boy you're standing proud and dangling
And you never looked so good

Quick love get your clothes
Our motherfather's home
And I ain't sure just what we took
It's our world and now we know
We'll pay as we go
As long as we can keep this look

Who's that coming through the garden?
Oh my that'll be the Lord
Girl you're blooming a lotus womb
And you never looked so good

One taste was all we need
I saw you Eve and you saw me
And now we're on our own
There's an eye been opened and an eye been closed
I've forgotten what we didn't know
But at least we're not alone

Who's that coming through the garden?
Oh my it's you my Lord
We're not ashamed of how you made us
Just how we were born
Track Name: Danglin' [MCFK Sessions]
Wake up sticky lips
Every kiss should taste like this
But what we doing here?
It's just us and the point we missed
Was that a hiss?
No it was just the wind
And get yourself over here

Who's that coming through the garden?
Oh my that'll be the Lord
Boy you're standing proud and danglin'
And you never looked so good

Quick love get your clothes
Our motherfather's home
And I ain't sure just what we took
It's our world and now we know
We'll pay as we go
As long as we can keep this look

Who's that coming through the garden?
Oh my that'll be the Lord
Boy you're standing proud and danglin'
And you never looked so good

One taste was all we need
I saw you Eve and you saw me
And now we're on our own
There's an eye been opened and an eye been closed
I've forgotten what we didn't know
But at least we're not alone

Who's that coming through the garden?
Oh my that'll be the Lord
Boy you're standing proud and danglin'
And you never looked so good
Who's that coming through the garden?
Oh my that'll be the Lord
Girl you're blooming a lotus womb
And you never looked so good

Who's that coming through the garden?
Oh my it's you my Lord
We're not ashamed of how you made us
Just how we were born
Track Name: Dog Wood Run
I met a man
Who was nobody's son
Looked like a healer
But he talked like a gun
I killed that man
Justice just to see it done
He fell like a savior
And he cursed me to the Dog Wood Run

I loved me a goddess
Dressed only in rain
She gave me three daughters
I gave her my name
She said "yea, you can give all you want to
But it's never going to be the same"
Then she stormed and drowned my speaking
And she washed away my shame

I came across a lost dog
Dying of thirst
Led him to water
And he asked what it was worth
I said "no, keep your bones, Dog
'Cause lord knows you ain't been the first"
...That doggie growled...
"I'm going to find the bitch who loved me
If I gotta walk this whole damn earth."

I broke into Eden
To kill me a snake
'Cause my babies are teething
And like hell they're going to taste
I caught that serpent sleeping
He said, "son you're making a mistake!
You see, your Adam's never missed me
Because I was born right here between his legs"

I gamble with preachers
'Cause a saint's never won
I play with believers
'Cause they never call my bluff
Except for just this once
When I bet my father's love
It cost me all my reason
Now here I'm doing time on the Dog Wood Run
Track Name: Sold For Fire
Evening snow gave to the fallen
Sleep below nameless the calling
Mother knows rest of the Golden
Idol goes west to his burning home

Morning cold breaks like the weeping
Lover chose last for the leaving
Army told honor is keeping
Father's soul high on his bleeding throne

Oh lady I sold thee for fire

Mistress grows roses for Abel
Gone alone last to the table
Sons of Rome long for the day they'll
Call their own blameless and ever whole

Sister sows seeds of desire
Picture shows needs to the buyers
Mister holds promise of liars
Flag unfolds lovers for hire pose

Oh lady I sold thee for fire
Track Name: Gone is Going
Gone is going but you can’t stop winning
So we’re going to war with your church bells ringing freedom
Time is money from our home towns thinking ‘bout the
Lord Lord Lord

You’re scared the Devil going to steal your briefcase
Hands for cuffing coming up United States of mind
It’s a new time keeping with your
Lord Lord Lord

You stoned another but you can defend it
Lost your mother but you earned your paycheck
Founding Fathers when’d you turn your backs on the
Lord Lord Lord

We burned our bridges going West to East
and turned our image into what we believe
Love the neighbor put your trust in peace, in the
Lord Lord Lord
Track Name: Rain Child
Mama let it fall and again let it fall
Mama let it fall and again let it fall to me
Or so the story goes

Papa hit the wall so again to the wall
Papa hit the wall so again to the wall on his knees
Or so the story goes

They took to their feet and I believe I saw them leave
saying “Tell me boy now how’s it going to be?”
They stood on a cliff and I believe I saw them kiss
Before the wave came up and swallowed them to sea

Brother keeping all but not to be more
Brother keeping all but not to be more than the show
or so the story goes

Sister breathing deep, no she’s not going to leave
Sister breathing deep, no she’s not going to leave for the boats
Or so the story goes

They hold to the land sing hymns and wringing hands
Singing “tell me God now how we supposed to go?”
You told me your plans shattered limbs and neighbor band
Giving hell to all been running from the hope.
Track Name: Our Home
You turned to face our home
Child you're the only one of you
Your brother's withered hung
Your sister's burning in the sun

We cannot offer much
But take whatever you can touch
There's three and then there's one
There's you and there's every one of us

We know you ain't here for long
But our home is your own
We know we ain't here for long
But our home is your own

There's water in your glass
The summer sighing at your back
She's breathing out her last
It's on your watch that she is passing on

Creature of the womb
You're blessing all we in your bloom
If Lazarus was moved
I'm sure it's when he reached for you

Low and behold

We know you ain't here for long
But our home is your own
We know we ain't here for long
But our home is your own

It's true I cut you down
Took you willing from the ground
You came without a sound
And took the drink we saved from the fountain
Track Name: A Girl Named Joy
So the river you started for
the river you plot the course
Ainʼt the river you know
So the coming youʼre waiting for
Hoping and praying for
donʼt look like home

Sold but is it gone?

So the ladies all laid in stone
The poets trade word for guns
and they take to the road
So Babyʼs all left alone
singing her angel songs
To the ghosts of dawn

Sold but are you gone?

Boy youʼre burning out in the square
look at you standing there
does she look like she should?
he sayʼs “Hope, Iʼm losing without a care,
Iʼve done and gone up the stairs
quit the city for good”

Sold but is it gone?

Joy, sheʼs wearing her mamaʼs pearls
Daring the boys and girls
on past the wall
She says “oh, itʼs waking up all the world”
I said, “I guess Iʼll be calling toward east after all”

Sold but are you gone?