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The train heads North
While the past stays South
The red sun going down beside us
The red sun burning down beside us

It was light when we left
Now here in the dark
We’re making our way
Home

So sleep while you can, Love,
I’ll be the one
To watch how the lands they change
To watch how the lands they change

It’s a soft divide to my tired eyes
Farms, rivers and fields and cable lines
Farms, rivers and fields and cable lines

Tomorrow we’ll wake in a new land
We’ll have to step down from the tracks
But I’ll be alright
Yes, I swear I’ll be fine
Just don’t let go of my hand

In the dark of the train
Or the brightness of day
Please don’t let go of my hand
Please don’t let go of my hand

The train heads North
While the past stays South
The red sun going down beside us
The red sun burning down beside us

We slept to the West
We woke to the East
Watched the herons settle in the stream

I fly like a hawk
Above it all
Watch the towns and the bridges so small
All the towns and the bridges so small

In each of the four directions
I remembered to call out my name

Cause I want my soul
Yes, I need my soul
To follow me here on this train
To find me here on this train

Tomorrow we’ll wake in a new land
We’ll have to step down from the tracks
But I’ll be alright
Yes, I swear I’ll be fine
Just don’t let go of my hand

In the dark of the train
Or the brightness of day
Please don’t let go of my hand
Please don’t let go of my hand

The train heads North
While the past stays South
The red sun going down beside us
The red sun burning down beside us

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from Allison Beyer with Claire Hitchins, released September 27, 2015

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Originally from Brighton, Michigan, Allison Beyer lived in Cochabama, Bolivia for nearly 4 years.

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