The Northern Mile

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Cry a tear for the dreamer,
That walks the northern mile,
Trying to reach safety,
From a world that had gone wild.

Oh lord, be careful of the river.
Oh lord, be careful of the anger that it hides.

Say a prayer for the child
That climbs the border gate,
Wishing for some sanity,
But finding only hate.

Oh lord, be careful of the river.
Oh lord, be careful of the anger that it hides.

Find a place in your memory
For those who traveled far,
Wanting just a welcome,
Worn out beneath the stars.

Oh lord, be careful of the river.
Oh lord, be careful of the anger that it hides.

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from The Traveling Everything Show, released October 31, 2016
Written by Orphan Jane

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Orphan Jane New York, New York

Orphan Jane is circus tents and gypsies, traditional blues and vaudeville, a dear friend of whom you're just a little afraid. Like a drink cut with sharp mandolins, wheezing accordions and thrilling falsettos, chased by the driving lines of a standup bass. A vocalist equal parts Lotte Lenya and Little Mermaid with a band of hooligans growling close behind. Classic American folk tradition made new. ... more

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