The Train Behind My House

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    This edition includes an insert designed by James Chia Han Lee, based on the original lyric booklet and a selection of the hand-cut covers from the first three editions. Cassettes are red or turqoise and stamped with white ink, and the cover includes a sticker created with a typewriter. This is an edition of 50 but efforts will be made to keep this cassette in stock more-or-less indefinitely.

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about

The train bell was recorded with a Sony microcassette recorder where the tracks cross William Street, just south of York St., in London, Ontario on April 18th, 2009. There was some sort of malfunction and the bell was stuck ringing for something like five or ten minutes, with no train coming from either direction.
An early version of the song was recorded on October 13th, 2010, but the current version was finished on January 14th, 2011.
I used Jessiah's classical guitar, my Hammond organ, and the piano. The bell was looped with my Boss RC-20XL and manipulated with FruityLoops for the intro.

lyrics

you used to shake the ground
and the walls around my house
but i found comfort in the sound

and though you're just as loud
i barely hear you now
you're like the train behind my house

i used to kiss the ground
you walked behind my house
but now there's dust in my mouth

i used to know your word
believed the things i'd heard
but sometimes, lord, it seems absurd

take off your shoes
this is holy ground
take off your shoes
and walk the rusty rails behind my house

credits

from Logic Songs, track released January 14, 2011

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Little Kid Toronto, Ontario

little kid was formed in the year of our lord 2009. since then, they have self-recorded and self-released three albums.

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