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Recovery Train

from Silk Road Blues by Levon Bus

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Recovery Train was composed by my friend and long-time collaborator, Joel Hamilton, at an impromptu session at my apartment in Dallas one afternoon in the late 80's. We set up a cassette deck, and Joel created the lyrics in a one take stream of consciousness. This performance includes harp tracks by Toni Berci and bass by Mo Pair.


Recovery Train
© 1994 Joel Hamilton & Leo Papa

I was sitting downtown, waiting on a train
Talking to my baby, sweet baby Jane
Can you tell me now, is this the train for me?
Is this the narrow-gauge train, to silver city?

Is this the, recovery train
Recover train
Recovery train, to silver city?

I got a girl back home, her name is Suzanne
She's a good looking girl, but she says
She just can’t be, with a man like me

So can you tell me now, is this the train for me
Which is this the narrow-gauge train, to silver city, I got to know

If it’s the recovery train, I want the
Recover train, I need the
Recovery train, to silver city?

The prohibition came to soon, it’s a stormy cloud upon me
I don’t know who I am sometimes, or where I’m going to be
But I got my old grand dad, I got my old grand dad
It’s in my back pocket you see, we're both waiting on the recovery

Is it the, recovery train
Recovery train
Recovery train, to Silver City?


from Silk Road Blues, released October 10, 2020
Levon Bus: Vocal, guitar & bass,
Tony Berci: Harmonica
Mo Pair: Bass

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