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TRO-The Richmond Organization
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266 West 37th Street, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10018-6609
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Email: copyright@songways.com


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Los Angeles, CA 90048
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Sanga Music Group
(includes Sanga Music, Stormking Music)
The Bicycle Music Company 
449 South Beverly Drive, Suite 300
Beverly Hills, CA 90212 
T: 310-286-6600 / F: 310-286-6622
Website: www.bicyclemusic.com


Michael Goldsen Music, Inc.
6124 Selma Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90068


MCA Music Publishing
c/o Universal Music, Inc
2440 Sepulveda Boulevard, #100
Los Angeles, CA 90064


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Hoping Machine
Words by Woody Guthrie, Music by Jay Farrar

Don’t let anything knock your props out from under you
Always keep your mind clear, let your plans come out of mistakes
These are the plans and nothing can tear down
Made out of things that have already been torn down

Whatever you do, wherever you go
Don’t lose your grip on life and that means
Don’t let any earthy calamity knock your dreamer and your hoping machine

Music is the language of the mind that travels
Carries the key to the laws of time and space
Lonesome train whistling down the silent wail of wind
Life is the sound, creation has been a song

Whatever you do, wherever you go
Don’t lose your grip on life and that means
Don’t let any earthy calamity knock your dreamer and your hoping machine

Out of order

Quick to manufacture their schemes and ideas
Faster than any turn a tide can wash you out
Word is the music and the people are the song
Tomorrows chances feel like a singing god

Whatever you do, wherever you go
Don’t lose your grip on life and that means
Don’t let any earthy calamity knock your dreamer and your hoping machine

Out of order



Available on:

New Multitudes
Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Anders Parker, & Yim Yames