Who Sang The Grinding Wheel? Indio

Indio Big Harvest cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1989-6-9
Genre: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
Style: Rock & Roll/Folk/Acoustic
length: 6:50
Lyrics
It was out in the wasteland
And the boar was standing still
I was hanging like a reptile
With the fire down below
So I climbed the big scene
To watch the river flow

Kachina never spoke of weather
Nor the mercy on a bed of nails
But someone should have checked the waterline
They're drowning in among the kills
And this winter
Comes on like a bitter vine

There is a place there by that broken tower
A den of preachers couldn't keep at bay
Bound to the current of an open sea
We are too afraid to listen

Long before that day
In the guise of water
There came a desert rain

And the Grinding Wheel will turn
And to that sea we can follow her down
Where there is room for the meek
Far from the din and the squalor

High on the gunfire
Far from the wheel
Hands never touch the bodies
And eyes never see the sun
I lie awake in this season
And stay close to the open road
As they go dancing in the fields
Digging deep for that motherlode

And down in the mill
It's just a bird in the big blue sky
A lion in the wheel
Is just a stone in the deep blue sea

Long before that day
In the guise of water
There came a desert rain

Oh, and the Grinding Wheel will turn
And to that sea we can follow her down
Where there is room for the meek
Far from the din and the squalor

And the Grinding Wheel will turn
A better road for the fallow and sane
Where there is room for the meek
Far from the din and the squalor

She dances alone by the waterline
Find another cheek to turn away
While the boar lies still inside the naked
Spirit...
...come to me

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Grinding Wheel
  • 2 Discovery
  • 3 Save For The Memory
  • 4 Big Harvest
  • 5 Hard Sun
  • 6 This Golden Land
  • 7 The Season Of The Lost
  • 8 Stories
  • 9 My Eyes
  • 10 Ship On A Sea
  • 11 Life Lies Down

  • Release information
    label: A&M Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin