Barna Howard

Apr 9, 2013 - Daytrotter Studio, Rock Island, IL


Barna Howard

Tracks

  1. 1 Welcome to Daytrotter
  2. 2 Timber Nails and Tears
  3. 3 Lend Me A Moment
  4. 4 Turns Around The Bottle
  5. 5 She's Got Love Thrown Everywhere

Nightfalls, The Bottle And A Man's Chill

Words by Sean Moeller, Illustration by Johnnie Cluney, Recording engineered by Mike Gentry

The lyrics to Portland, Oregon songwriter Barna Howard's song, "Timber Nails and Tears," are all you need to smell the stale smoke in the air, to see the tracks on the ground and to feel the chill that no insulation could ever keep from a man.

He sings:

"How could I forget your mother's face,
And the time it took to settle down,
As she stood there in disbelief,
While off to war, I was bound.
I'll send you kisses across the water,
For I'd go mad if love weren't true.
It's hard to find someone to talk to,
Because over here, that's what the weapons do.
I won't send you timber, nails and tears,
Because, honey,
That kind of thing ain't for you.
I hope you're still running around the yard,
Picking red roses in the sun.
I know for you it's so damn hard,
To catch the breath you'd never thought would run.
But springtime, I know, is on the move.
Oh, how I miss that old cherry tree.
Tell me all the white blossoms have bloomed,
Because over here, that's one thing you never see.
I won't send you timber, nails and tears,
Because, honey,
That kind of thing ain't what you need."

Barna Howard Official Site
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