"Born into Trouble as the Sparks Fly Upward." is the second album of the Canadian band Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band. It was released by Constellation Records in October of 2001.
The title is most likely drawn from the King James Version of the Book of Job: “Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upwards” (Ch. 5:7). Note the change of “unto” to “into”.
"This Gentle Hearts Like Shot Bird's Fallen" was used in the climax to the David Gordon Green film Snow Angels
The album finds the band expanding from three members to six, with a similarly expanded name.
- "Sisters! Brothers! Small Boats of Fire Are Falling from the Sky!" – 9:07
- "This Gentle Hearts Like Shot Bird's Fallen" – 5:47
- "Built Then Burnt [Hurrah! Hurrah!]" – 5:41
- "Take These Hands and Throw Them in the River" – 6:58
- "Could've Moved Mountains" – 10:59
- "Tho You Are Gone I Still Often Walk w/ You" – 4:48
- "C'mon Come On (Loose an Endless Longing)" – 8:06
- "The Triumph of Our Tired Eyes" – 6:54
The Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra and Tra-la-la Band
- Jonah Fortune – trumpet, trombone (on "C'mon Come on (Loose an Endless Longing)")
- Eric Craven – drums
- Mischa and Sasha – voices