When The Twister Touched Down

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Written mostly at Pam's place at the time, this song brings together Pam's experiences with
tornadoes, and in another way, mine with divorce. This is one that I rewrote, and rewrote, and
rewrote . . .

- Jeffrey Scott Stewart

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WHEN THE TWISTER TOUCHED DOWN

If I could paint a picture of what I saw, it would all be black and white
She was waiting in the stillness with a storm behind her eyes
If I had heard a warning, I would have tried to change the way she felt
But she was hiding her emotions, then like a train straight out of hell

When the twister touched down
The birds stopped singing
And I wished that I could fly
But I could only run for shelter
And there was no place left to hide
As our love came unwound
- When the twister touched down

I still have scars from when she left me, but I've come to realize
How the words that went unspoken grew clouded in her mind
She was angry, she was restless, and the winds began to blow
Until she finally had to let loose, and the twister broke up our home

When the twister touched down
The birds stopped singing
And I wished that I could fly
But I could only run for shelter
And there was no place left to hide
As our love came unwound
- When the twister touched down

I guess she held it all inside as long as she could
And in her silence I believed - and misunderstood

But when the twister touched down
The birds stopped singing
And I wished that I could fly
I could only run for shelter
And there was no place left to hide
As our love came unwound
- When the twister touched down

When the twister touched down

Written by Jeff Stewart and Pam O'Daniel
Copyright 1996 Blue Clover Music / Pam O'Daniel

credits

from Western Movies, releases May 10, 2020
Recorded at Denny Martin Music. I believe that Denny played all the instruments on this track,
but I'm not sure.

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Jeffrey Scott Stewart Houston, Texas

Originally from Southern California, and now - after sixteen years of "seasoning" in Nashville, Tennessee - based in Houston, Texas.

Jeff has had his songs heard in movies, documentaries, television and radio from Australia to Seattle to Switzerland.

Live performances feature a wide variety of original music using guitar, tenor banjo, accordion, mandolin, violin, ukelele and harmonica.
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