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The Ring

by Terri Hendrix

Spinning Off (free) 04:05
From Another Planet (free) 02:53
Consider Me 03:41
Nightwolves 03:53
The Fact Is 03:23
The Ring (free) 04:02
When we were kids
 We’d lay awake at night
 And listen to my mom and dad talk about money
 When times were tight
 My mom would raise her voice
 My dad wouldn’t say a thing
 He’d walk outside
 Turn on his workshop light
 And he’d work on a ring
 My dad earned the Soldier’s Medal
 And the Purple Heart in Vietnam
 He learned how to make jewelry
 To ease his mind on the ship back home
 The war left him changed
 He never said a thing Every time he thought about it
 He’d work on the ring

 We watched him through the window
 As he worked one afternoon
 He held the silver half dollar in his hand
 As he tapped the edges with a spoon
 When I asked my dad if he was mad
 He never said a thing
 It seemed to ease his troubled mind
 As he worked on the ring

 For my mother
 He made a ring
 For my mother
 He’d do most anything
 A quiet man
with words unspoken
 Proved his love could not be broken
 Out of a half dollar
 My father
 Made my mom a ring
 Every holiday
 We gather round the table
 As my dad prays
 And when we close our eyes
 Sometimes I think my dad cries
 And those words left unspoken
 I’ve come to understand
 What’s kept our family together
 Is worn on my mother’s hand
 — “The Ring” (Terri Hendrix) from The Ring


Release Date: 2004
Track Listing

1. Goodbye Charlie Brown (Terri Hendrix) 3:21
2. Spinning Off (Terri Hendrix) 4:05
3. I Found the Lions (Terri Hendrix, Lloyd Maines) 3:44
4. Truth is Strange (Terri Hendrix) 3:19
5. From Another Planet (Terri Hendrix, Lloyd Maines) 2:53
6. Long Time Coming (Marcus Hummon, Martie Seidel Maguire) 3:31
7. Consider Me (Terri Hendrix) 3:41
8. Night Wolves (Terri Hendrix, Glenn Fukunaga) 3:53
9. The Fact Is (Terri Hendrix) 3:23
10. The Ring (Terri Hendrix) 4:02
11.Prayer for My Friends (Jeff Barbara, Sarah Pirkle) 2:41


released June 1, 2004


Produced by Lloyd Maines and Terri Hendrix
Recorded at Cedar Creek Studios Austin, Texas
Additional recording done at Bubba's Place Austin, Texas
Engineered by Fred Remmert and Adam Odor assisted by John Silva
Mastered by Fred Remmert
Art Direction and Design by Melissa Webb/2dezign
Photography by Kim Maguire

Terri Hendrix - vocals, harmony vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, papoose
Lloyd Maines - harmony vocals, guitar, dobro, steel, mandolin, papoose, banjo
Paul Pearcy - drums and percussion
Glenn Fukunaga - bass and upright bass
Adam Odor - accordion
Riley Osbourn - keyboards
John Mills - saxaphone
Sara Hickman - harmony on “Consider Me”


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Terri Hendrix San Marcos

Terri Hendrix is an award-winning Texas songwriter who spins sorrow into joy and wrings wisdom from the blues with a poetic grace, warmth and uplifting melodic flair that has long been her trademark. A classically trained vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Hendrix dodges musical pigeonholes by weaving folk, pop, country, blues and jazz into an eclectic style all her own. ... more

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