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put me on the first train west
put me on the first train west
I ain't got no money left
I got this pistol in my vest
put me on the first train west

put me on the first train home
put me on the first train home
it's a wicked world everywhere you go
yhey pay a dollar for your soul
put me on the first train home

let me out where the wildfire burns
let me out where the wildfire burns
lickin' up the lodgepole pine
reflecting in the fox's eyes
let me out where the wildfire burns

give me the chance to look
one small spark is all it took
"come the minute that you can,
life's a flicker" read the telegram.
that's when I ran.

a thousand acres everyday
a thousand acres everyday
men up on the Ridgway train,
they ain't got an inch contained
a thousand acres everyday.

I'll walk right through the flames
straight to the home where I was raised
if my daddy had to die
with a smoke stained rage in his eyes
so will I

give me the chance to look
one small spark is all it took
if my sweetheart had to die
In a fiery bed under a gravestone sky
so will I

I'll walk right through the flames
straight to the home where they were raised
if my daughters had to die
without the whisper of a lullaby
so will I

put me on the first train west
put me on the first train west
I ain't got no money left
I got this pistol in my vest
put me on the first train west

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from THE UNENDING ALTERATION OF THE HUMAN HEART, track released March 20, 2020
written by Gabrielle Louise

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Gabrielle Louise Paonia, Colorado

Gabrielle is a songwriter and storyteller living in the mountains on the western slope of Colorado. Half her time she's touring and making records and the other half she's gardening, painting, and writing songs on her porch. Her live show is honest, introspective and engaging.

"She executes a captivating balance of heartache and resolve." --David McGee (NYC, NY)
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