The Line We're Riding (single)

by Adam McBride-Smith

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released June 4, 2016

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Adam McBride-Smith Portland, Oregon

Adam McBride-Smith grew up in Oklahoma, but has called many places home since then. His first album, "Good and Gone" was released in 2007. Adam's 2nd album, "Traveller's Moon", was recorded with the help of the War Eagles (backing band for Langhorne Slim) along with fiddler Abe Streep and singer Marisa Frantz. It was released in 2012 on Wild Honey Records. Adam lives in Portland, OR. ... more

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Track Name: The Line We're Riding
I’ve been rolled, rousted too
Hung up on that fence
Nothing to show but these weary blues
For my time and expense

The line I’m riding may be bound over Jordan
Or it may roll an aimless mile
All I know is it kept this rambler
Out of the weather for a while

Did you ever see some poor soul
And think, “That’s none of my own?”
Did you ever wake to a low sound
Wonder what earthly thing could make such a moan?

The line we’re riding might be bound for glory
But it is not bound for hell
Cause that’s the place from which we’re leaving
At the sound of the station bell

Who among us, can say our people
Weren’t once the ones with nothing left to lose?
Cause nobody ever made it this far
Unless they’d already paid their dues

The line we’re riding may be bound for the tall pines
It may trace that diamond shore
But whether you’re a sinner or just tired of running
There’s always room for one more

Did you ever see some poor soul
And think, “That’s none of my own?”
Did you ever wake to a low sound
And wonder what in God’s name could make such a moan?

Line you’re riding may be bound over Jordan
May be bound for the Wailing Wall
May be bound for Dar us-Salaam
It may be bound nowhere at all

The line we’re riding may be bound for the tall pines
It may trace that diamond shore
But whether you’re a sinner or just tired of running
There’s always room for one more
Track Name: $3 Date
Some flowers I picked from the neighbor’s yard
Some dollar store chocolates, ribbons and a card
Catch some online shows
With a stolen access code
That’s the secret of a three-dollar date

A trip to Hawaii only takes two cans
One for the pineapple and one for the spam
Elvis on the box
Dancing in your socks
That’s the secret of a two-dollar date

Someday I’ll buy you a dress of silk
Sapphires as blue as the sky
But you know I love you and I always will
More than what money can buy

Some flowers I picked from the neighbor’s yard
The song that I wrote you, and a hand-made card
Stay close to me
The kisses are free
That’s the secret of a no dollar date

Someday I’ll buy you a dress of silk
Sapphires as blue as the sky
But you know I love you and I always will
More than what money can buy

Some flowers I picked from the neighbor’s yard
A song that I wrote you, and a hand-made card
Stay close to me
The kisses are free
That’s the secret of a no dollar date