Bread And Water (Sheaffer & Railroad Earth)

First played

February 20, 2004

Last played

June 02, 2017

Times played

229

Lyrics/Notes

hard lessons for my meal last night
cold cruelty on my plate
a faithful heart & years on the side
it’s goin’ down with a bitter taste

it’s goin’ down . . it’s goin’ down
goin’ down like bread & water
can you hear? can you hear?
can you hear me when i cry?

no comfort in my bed last night
old man trouble on my head
same old singer . . brand new song
same old story . . brand new friend

it’s goin’ down . . it’s goin’ down
goin’ down like bread & water
can you hear? can you hear?
can you hear me when i cry?

oh the lion . . oh the lion
oh the lion . . help me lord!
can’t you hear me? can’t you hear me?
can’t you hear me callin‘ out?

hard numbers were my bread last night
hard travelin’ on my slate
it’s gettin’ hard to send it off
oh my friend take a look at my plate

it’s goin’ down . . it’s goin’ down
goin’ down like bread & water
can you hear? can you hear?
can you hear me when i cry?

oh the lion . . oh the lion
oh the lion . . help me lord!
can you hear me? can you hear me?
can you hear me callin‘ out?
oh the lion!

Shows played

2006-10-28 Starland Ballroom
2006-12-28 9:30 Club
2006-12-31 Trocadero Theatre
2007-04-06 Fox Theatre
2007-04-14 McDonald Theatre
2007-04-18 Senator Theater
2007-04-20 Great American Music Hall
2007-09-26 Knickerbockers
2007-09-29 Gothic Theatre
2007-10-02 Orpheum Theater
2007-10-05 Belly Up Tavern
2007-10-31 State Theatre
2007-11-01 Rams Head On Stage
2007-11-24 Sherman Theater
2009-01-23 Boulton Center For The Arts
2009-02-20 Higher Ground
2009-02-26 Music Farm
2009-03-20 Lantern Music Hall
2009-03-26 The Pageant
2009-03-29 The Redstone Room
2009-04-04 The Ogden Theatre
2009-04-08 The Lyric Theatre
2009-04-10 Antone's Nightclub
2009-04-27 Belly Up Tavern
2009-05-01 The Fillmore
2009-06-04 Wakarusa Music Festival
2009-06-22 The Depot
2009-06-25 The Moore Theater
2009-08-16 The Slowdown
2009-08-29 VasaGrass - Vasa Park
2009-09-10 The State Theater
2009-09-18 Toad's Place
2009-09-25 The National
2009-10-17 Nokia Theatre
2009-10-26 Beachland Ballroom
2009-10-30 The Vic Theatre
2009-11-14 Bearsville Theatre
2009-11-21 Fox Theatre
2009-11-27 Sherman Theater
2009-12-10 Music Hall of Williamsburg
2009-12-28 The Fillmore
2009-12-30 Crystal Ballroom
2011-01-13 Bijou Theater
2011-01-15 Variety Playhouse
2011-01-19 Cain's Ballroom
2011-01-22 Orpheum Theater
2011-01-29 Uptown Theatre
2011-02-04 Toad's Place
2011-02-12 Jefferson Theater
2011-02-25 Westcott Theater
2011-03-04 Headliners Music Hall
2011-03-05 Royal Oak Music Theatre
2011-03-20 The BellyUp
2011-03-25 Wilma Theater
2011-03-28 The Slowdown
2011-03-30 DG's Tap House
2011-04-02 Turner Hall
2011-04-19 Music Farm
2011-04-23 The Plaza Theatre
2011-05-22 Woodlands Tavern
2011-06-16 Telluride Bluegrass Festival
2011-08-14 Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival
2011-09-02 Levitt Pavilion
2011-09-09 Peace Park
2011-10-01 FolkFest
2011-10-08 Mercy Lounge
2011-10-12 Minglewood Hall
2011-10-19 WorkPlay Theatre
2011-10-21 The Fillmore Charlotte
2011-11-09 Canopy Club
2011-11-18 Beachland Ballroom
2011-12-30 Ogden Theater