Last Train To Ithaca
Collaboration & Compilation ()
2006


What is it you're born to lose
When you're just like the rest of us
Just like the rest of us

There's really nothing you can lose
On the last train to Ithaca
Last train to Ithaca

This light
This light is the devil's smoke
On the year we choke
This light
This light is a needle mark
The forgotten spark

Everybody lost their home
In a wind named Katrina
Wind named Katrina

I wonder what it was he saw
Through the eye of a hurricane
Eye of a hurricane

This light
This light is the devil's smoke
On the year we choke
This light
This light is a needle mark
The forgotten spark

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A song written to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
The song was released via Joseph's website on 2006.05.18, available for free download

In an interview on BBC 6Music (Phill Jupitus show) on 2006.06.01, Joseph talked about the song before it was aired. This was the first (and only known) timed the song has been publically broadcast.

A short extract of the song from 2005 December with Pascal Wyse on trombone is available here.

"Here is a song written soon after Hurricane Katrina struck. There is a line in it "Everybody lost their home in a wind named Katrina." Not only the people of New Orleans but all Americans were abandoned in the wake of this catastrophe. There is still much to be done."

I offer this song as a reminder of the people who still need our help. Please make a donation large or small at www.mercycorps.org or visit inthesunfoundation.org.

Thank you.
Joseph Arthur