There was a sign by the Androscoggin River in Topsham, Maine, warning that the water could rise suddenly due to operations at the nearby hydroelectric dam. That sign inspired this song, which is less a train song than a collection of metaphors for trouble. This was one of two songs I wrote for the Cowlix; the Boarders' ominous treatment befits the theme of the song. Copyright © 1994 by Douglas L. Hubley. All rights reserved.


from The Boarders: Music for Unsettled Occasions, released May 18, 2014
The Boarders, a rock trio active in Portland, Maine, 1994-96: Doug Hubley, guitarist and singer; Gretchen Schaefer, bassist; Jonathan Nichols-Pethick, drummer.


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Doug Hubley Portland, Maine

Doug Hubley is a musician and writer in Maine.

He has covered arts and lifestyle for publications in Maine and Massachusetts.

Doug began learning guitar in 1966, and hopes to finish the job one day. He has played with such bands as the Fashion Jungle, the Cowlix, the Boarders and Howling Turbines.

Today he is one-half of Day for Night, an acoustic country band also starring Gretchen Schaefer.
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