The Shut​-​Eye Train

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A poem written by Eugene Field (1850 - 1895).


Come, my little one, with me
There are wondrous sights to see
As the evening shadows fall;
Heavy are your eyes, my sweet
Weary are your little feet

Don’t detain The Shut-Eye train

See unfold delights untold
And in those mysterious places
We shall see beloved faces
And beloved voices hear
In the grace of Shut-Eye Town

Over hill and over plain
Soon will speed the Shut-Eye train
Through the blue where bloom the stars
And the Mother Moon looks down
We’ll away to land of Fay
Oh, the sights that we shall see there
Come, my little one, with me there
‘Tis a goodly train of cars
All aboard for Shut-Eye Town

Swifter than a wild bird’s flight
Through the realms of fleecy light
We shall speed and speed away
Let the Night in envy frown
What care we how wroth she be!
To the Balow-land above us
To the Balow-folk who love us
Let us hasten while we may

All aboard for Shut-Eye Town

Shut-Eye Town is passing fair
Golden dreams await us there
We shall dream those dreams, my dear
Till the Mother Moon goes down


from The Bush Willie, released December 27, 2013
Words by Eugene Field
Voiced by Squid Varilekova

Drums and Percussion by Bernard Olson
Guitars, Synths and Production by Gregor Mathieson




Limpid Green Minneapolis, Minnesota

Our music always starts as impromptu sketches. Sometimes we embellish them by mixing and matching clips or by adding found- sounds. Lyrical content comes from out-of-context dialog of many diverse sources.

Greg Mathieson
guitars, synths, bass, electronics, devices, mixing, post-production

Bernard Olson
drums & percussives, synths, electronics, mixing
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