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11th homemade video (June 14, 2020)

On June 14, 2020 John wrote:

"Home Video # 11 is a new performance of a song from my 1991 CD Jack’s Crows: The Mercy of the Wheels. I hope you like it! I hope to integrate some viewers comments in the next episode of my Home Videos. "

- Click here for Red River Valley (April 5, 2020)
- Click here for Better times Will Come (April 12, 2020)
- Click here for Polly Wally (April 19, 2020)
- Click here for Soap Opera (April 26, 2020)
- Click here for Maya May I, (May 1, 2020)
- Click here for My Creole Belle (May 10, 2020)
- Click here for Careless Love (May 17, 2020)
- Click here for You Can Run (May 24, 2020)
- Muting the Sea (May 31,2020)
- Click here for Ignorance and Privilege (June 7, 2020)
- Click here for The Mercy of the Wheels. (June 14, 2020)
- If I Could Forget To Breathe (June 21, 2020)
- Let them in (June 28, 2020)

- Unblind The Referee (July 5, 2020)
-The Dutchman (July 12, 2020)

- Morningside (July 19, 2020)
- Cowboy Song (July 26, 2020)
- That's How Legends Are Made (August 2, 2020)
- If Not Now (August 9, 2020)
- Arroyo Seco (August 16, 2020)

- Shenandoah (August 23, 2020)

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. John Gorka -The Mercy of the wheels  


I heard a train calling
Through the middle of the night
I heard the whistle And the mercy of the wheels
It's a hand to mouth existence
In a mouth to nothing world
I was longing
For the way I used to feel

I'd like to catch a train
That could go back in time
That could make a lot of stops
Along the way
I would go to see me Father
With the eyes he left behind
I would go for all the words
I'd like to say
And I'd take along a sandwich
And a picture of my girl
And show them all
That I made out ok

I heard a train calling
Through the middle of the night
And I wondered if I
Should have gotten on
'Cause a train knows where it's going
And when it's time to go
And that it looks best
When it's already gone








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