Posted by: Barbara Evanhoe | June 1, 2012

Living on a Volcano

In January, Keith and I were so inspired by this little town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, that we co-wrote the music and lyrics for this little song.

We’d been procrastinating in getting it recorded for many months, and we thank our friend, Zoe Ann, for keeping after us to complete the project.

Click on the icon below to hear the tune. The lyrics follow.

Living on a Volcano by Keith Pence and Barbara Evanhoe  January, 2012

Living on a volcano, T or C New Mexico

Hot spring water rising from the ground.

Turtleback Mountain top, Towers over quaint little shops,

Art galleries, bookstores and restaurants.

To some it’s just a sleepy desert town

Old mobile homes are scattered all around

I promise you there’s treasure to be found

If you just see……  Mmm, Mmm, Mmm…

Local people dressed with flair, In tie-dye shirts and flowing hair

Live side-by-side with veterans of war.

Soaking in a hot springs pool, Steam rising when the weather’s cool

Brings rest and relaxation to your soul.

There’s a subtle power vortex on the land

Some feel it beckon with a gentle hand

While others are blown in just like the sand

To find they’re home….Mmm, Mmm, Mmm

Rio Grande River flows, Past Ralph Edwards Park it goes

South to irrigate the thirsty land.

Native spirits all around, Geronimo walked this hallowed ground

And brought his people to this place to heal.

Folks come now just as in those days gone by

This place of natural hot springs and blue sky

Earth Mother’s Turtle watches from on high

To keep the peace …….Mmm, Mmm, Mmm

Living on a volcano, T or C New Mexico,

Hot Spring waters rising from the ground.

Who you are is what you see, It’s the T or C mystery,

Solve it and you’ll find that you are free.



  1. Matt, Bennett, and I love it! The lyrics are great! Woo-hoo, you guys! Matt’s singing the song as I type… 😉

    • Thanks for the “love” – it means a lot 🙂
      We’ll have to teach B how to play it on the “ta-tar”!

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