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  • Worries

    As I walked out on King’s Highway
    Walked out King’s Highway one day
    I saw a friend of an enemy of mine
    So I stepped up and I walked up to his side

    I said take message to man Dupree
    You tell him straight to his face
    He can come at me or he can run
    In fact it’s either or
    It don’t worry me no more

    Don’t worry me no more
    It’s a pattern I had to ditch
    Water under the bridge
    Don’t worry me no more

    I used to worry ‘bout my looks and all
    Hung a mirror on every wall
    Now there just a plain shirt in my dresser-drawer
    It don’t worry me no more

    I used to worry ‘bout my baby up and leave
    Run off with any other man
    A rich man with a weak mind ain’t nothing but poor
    It don’t worry me no more

    I used to worry bout that day of reckoning
    When that big scroll will be laid out
    But mercy on the man who won’t make peace with his Lord
    It don’t worry me no more

  • Barber

    Go to Barber
    Tell them how I’m coming soon
    Now the road to Barber is far as I can see
    But the news coming down says they’re waiting in Barber for me

    Don’t you tarry here
    And let the night lead you astray
    The road to Barber is a dark as a feather of a crow
    But there’s a vigil in Barber and a song that will follow you as you go

    Lets’ talk it over
    When I get to Barber Town
    The road to Barber is the longest road I know
    Oh, but the prize is shining, awaiting those who will go

    Oh the mountains standing tall
    And the river rolling on
    Now my journey is the loneliest of them all
    There’s a cold moon looking down
    There are snakes on the ground
    But tomorrow I will reach the Barber walls

    So go to Barber
    Tell them how I’m on my way
    You see me now but next time I’ll be gone
    Oh this life is but a passage, we’ll meet by the gates of dawn

  • End

    When you die
    We’ll make a racket
    They way you would have liked it
    Pallbearers dressed in red
    Singing The King is dead
    Dancing
    People will flock the streets
    They'll stand on toes to see
    Your coffin on parade
    It’ll be a holiday
    For sure
    When you die
    We’ll make a racket
    The way you would have liked it
    You’ll be the life of the party
    Till the end

    When you go
    The fun will go with you
    Horn players two by two
    Playing that Good Time Blues
    And the women kick off their shoes
    Dancing
    People will sashay
    Drink rum and ginger ale
    Your favorite DJ
    There’ll be no work that day
    For sure
    When you die
    We’ll make a racket
    The way you would have liked it
    You’ll be the life of the party
    Till the end

  • Stages

    come here my little one
    sit down by my side
    what did you see out there in the woods
    made you run back here to hide
    come-a running here to hide

    I saw a dying flower
    withering on the vine
    and the flower looked like my mother
    so I ran back here to hide
    I ran back here to hide

    Oh loved one, go on back to play
    Is Ageing and that’s all
    You will know as you grow
    ‘bout the stages of live

    come here my little one
    sit down by my side
    what did you see out there in the woods
    made you run back here to hide
    come-a running here to hide

    I saw a wounded beast
    Falling in my road
    And the beast looked like my papa
    So I ran fast as I could

    Oh loved one, go on back to play
    Is sickness and that’s all
    You will know as you grow
    ‘bout the stages of live

    come here my little one
    sit down by my side
    what did you see out there in the woods
    made you run back here to hide
    come-a running here to hide

    I saw a pretty bird
    Singing on a bough
    I reached to catch him but he leapt
    And it broke my heart somehow
    And it broke my heart somehow

    Child oh child of mine
    Love’s the bird of youth
    Here him singing up the road
    He will take you through

    Child, oh child of mine
    Stages of life
    You will know as you grow
    ‘bout the stages of life

  • Lomi

    There are letters with your writing on
    Now I know, how they burn
    There’s a man that I used to know
    Then there were lessons, hard-earned

    The way I, I believed in you
    There was nothing I would hold back
    I would have given you everything

    Bring down every curse there is on two-faced man with honey-lips
    That lies

    I was riding on the softest breeze
    I had a man on a summer lawn
    I looked up and all the leaves had fell
    And my man he was gone

    One time I believed in you
    There was nothing I would hold back
    I would have given you everything and I

    Bring down every curse there is on two-faced man with honey-lips
    That lies

    Curse the ground that he walks upon
    Curse the bed where he lays his head
    Curse the wind that blew him in
    Curse the heart that he tore apart
    Curse his past and his future too
    Curse the teeth his lying through
    Curse the water that he drinks
    Curse that man and the way that he clings
    To lies

    There’s a story I was brought up on
    Oh, it rocked me, I was safe
    Something slid, and something fell apart
    And a foolish heart got in it’s way

  • King Of The World

    I was running down the stairs
    I had to fill my lungs with air
    I would have shouted to high heavens
    if I only had the word
    And I was the King of the world

    And then I laid you here across my breast
    You sighed then you came to rest
    About the size of my underarm
    Just about the weight of a bird
    And I was the King of the world

    Time is a brute
    With claws we get caught between
    You'll get older and you'll look at me
    And I know it may not seem
    Like on an august afternoon
    I left your mom and you in that room
    And I was running down the stairs
    had to fill my lungs with air
    In an empty parking lot
    I was dancing on the spot
    I was the King of the world

    Before you had ten hours
    and long before a name
    You had a gaze so penetrating
    I felt both proud and ashamed
    But the wow was my best shot
    and in that empty parking lot
    I had the past on my shoulders
    But the future left to my choice
    I felt the weight of life's promise
    And then I heard my father's voice
    Saying a baby girl
    Now you go be the King of the World

  • Careless

    They light up the harbor
    There’s joy on every face
    But careless is that love of mine
    Boats come to dock
    Sweethearts embrace
    But careless is that love of mine
    I seek her here in a sea-port town
    Where I’m told she might be found
    I have waited, I have listened
    I have counted cobblestones
    But Careless is that love of mine

    I asked a woman, a clairvoyant
    Careless is that love of mine
    She listened to my tale of woe, then she spoke right blunt
    She said: Careless is that love of mine
    All I have is a promise made
    In a different and happy time
    It’s the reason I’m travelling, it’s the air I breathe
    But Careless is that love of mine

    People come and people go
    Nothing sticks to my mind
    Let them laugh and play,
    I should be on my way
    Careless is that love of mine

  • Silver Moon

    With a galloping heart
    Like Tinbrooks on the course
    I woke from sleeping on the floor
    There’s nowhere I could go
    When you left you closed the door
    on every worldly sound
    Your footsteps down the walkway
    Is the last that comes to mind
    Except for that night
    And the Silvery moon
    You tricked my with your shine
    Now the best you can do
    Is fade my nights in to black

    The last rays of sun
    Sinking behind the pines
    Soon again my treacherous friend
    Is set to make his round
    How I wish that I would be
    Granted relief
    From the torment, and from his crooked smile
    As he brings back memories
    Of that night
    Neath that Silvery moon
    If you can’t bring her back
    Then the best you can do
    Is fade my nights to black

    A liar, a trickster, if ever I saw
    If your shine is deceitful ,
    then don’t shine at all
    Til’ you steal her from his arms and bring her back
    Let my nights fade
    to black

  • Somebody's Child

    There is something I been meaning to tell you
    I went out and I stayed too long
    Just remember that I love you and I’m looking at you now
    From the other side of this song

    Well the sea is deep and the world is wide
    I’m so glad I’m somebody’s child
    Somebody’s child

    Well there was a brother and a sister and a crooked old maid
    In a house in the deep of the woods
    If you got there in the morning they all stood on their heads
    And bellowed just as best as they could

    That the sea is deep and the world is wide
    I’m so glad I’m somebody’s child
    Somebody’s child

    And you can throw me anywhere now,
    Throw me anywhere
    And you can throw me anywhere now,
    Throw me anywhere
    ’cause I’m somebody’s child

    When the thunder rolls and you’re all alone
    Ain’t you glad you’re somebody’s child
    When the night is dark and the hounds all bark
    Ain’t you glad you’re somebody’s child
    When your fun just ends and you’re out of friends
    Ain’t you glad you’re somebody’s child
    When all the tiny clouds assemble right above your head
    Ain’t you glad you’re somebody’s child

  • Tracks

    May the first buds of spring be hid from your eyes
    If you can’t remember your love
    If you can’t remember me
    Let the sudden warm winds of April pass you by
    If you can’t remember your love
    If you can’t remember me
    The hillsides will stay bare, the valley numb with frost
    If you can’t remember your love
    If you can’t remember me
    May every fowl of the air sing you songs of loss
    If you can’t remember your love
    If you can’t remember me

    Like an easy wind through the rye
    I have slipped from your mind
    It’s nine burning circles combined
    To the love you left behind

    If I had but the form where you lay down to rest
    But you can’t remember your love
    You can’t remember me
    One lock from your coal black hair, pouched inside my vest
    But you can’t remember your love
    You can’t remember me

    Like the fading light through the pines
    I have slipped from your mind
    Every day is a slow grind
    To the love you left behind

    But one day you’ll be standing there
    in a city you're passing through
    There'll be music from a door ajar
    A song that you once knew
    And something's gonna stir in you
    As you listen with eyes shut
    And in that moment nothing is forgotten

    It’s a twinkle in God's great eye
    I have slipped from your mind
    It's a long, it's a lonely decline
    To the love you left behind

  • Hand

    Son,when I was
    About to be man
    I looked down the road
    And I did understand
    Did understand
    Looked down the road but I couldn’t see
    Nobody down there
    Looking out for me

    But you know somehow
    through that barren land
    I was held up right
    By a never changing hand
    When they turn out all the lights
    Put me cold below
    That hand has led me home

    It’s a life of hard-knocks
    You’ll get your scars
    You loose a teeth or two
    But you can’t loose heart
    Never loose heart
    Son, the struggle never stops
    But once you hit rock bottom
    the only way is up

    And you know somehow
    through that barren land
    I was held up by
    A never changing hand
    When they turn out all the lights
    Put me cold below
    That hand has led me home

    So live each day
    like you're on the run
    Make no concessions unless
    you're under the gun
    under the gun
    Keep it simple and don't forget
    there's a freedom all the way out on the ledge

    And I look back now
    on that barren land
    I was held up right
    By a never changing hand
    When they turn out all the lights
    And put me cold below
    That hand has led me home

Rebound
  • Rebound

    Rebound

    Well it’s the last round
    And I’m ready to get it on
    I’m on the rebound

    Well I got up on a 9
    They can’t do me this time
    I’m on the rebound

    I’m standing up
    Instead of lying down
    I’m on the rebound

    I’m standing tall
    Pulled myself up from the ground
    I’m on the rebound

    You can’t keep a good man down, oh no
    Don’t you know by now

    You see the bruises, see the stitch
    But just like Charlie Rich
    I’m on the rebound

    15 tons of yoke
    I shook it and it broke
    I’m on the rebound

    I’m standing up
    Instead of lying down
    I’m on the rebound

    I’m standing tall
    Pulled myself up from the ground
    I’m on the rebound

    You can’t keep a good man down, oh no
    Don’t you know by now

  • Angelique

    Angelique
    Time to speak
    Three years down the road and I’m still not free
    Like a leaf to the wind
    Loosing track of where I’ve been
    Drifting strangers, it’s still your face I see
    Just a faint light in this tunnel but I’m holding on to that flame
    Since I lost you nothing stays the same

    Not the same
    I would have loved you til’ the skies came crumbling down
    Not the same
    No matter where I turn the bygones won’t stay down
    Angelique
    Nothing stays the same

    Emerald eyes
    Where are you now ?
    Tell me, am I sometimes on your mind?
    Three years passed
    And still a hole in my chest,
    Can’t patch it up, no matter how I try
    There’s no one I can point to, there’s no one I can blame
    Since I lost you nothing stays the same

  • Still I Can

    Let me try make it up to you baby
    And this time I'll keep my priorities straight
    'cause to loose what we had
    Is more than I can bear
    Just wanna be right by you baby
    Just wanna be right

    Let me try turn back the clock for a little while
    Look at me, I'm still the fool you said you loved
    ‘Cause it means the world
    to hear you say those words
    Just wanna be right by you baby
    Just wanna be right

    And still I can
    be your man

    Somewhere 'long the line
    I must've made a wrong turn
    And kept on drifting
    Somewhere 'long the line
    I took my eyes off the ball,
    started this fall
    forgot to be your lover

  • It ain't over

    It ain’t over,
    It ain’t over
    Look over your shoulder
    Where the wind howls and the fields bow
    And your man is standing pat
    Saying surely it ain’t over
    No it’ s not gonna end like that
    It ain’t over
    It ain’t all

    And when you tell the story
    Spin it all the way
    If there’s a hole in the bucket bring a bucket
    Everything must be saved

    I don’t care about your justice
    Your blood money, I got no prize
    I’ve got a closed fist and a one-track mind
    Vengeance gonna be mine

    And I’m a passing stranger
    You won’t know my name
    My home is a distant city
    way ‘cross this barren land

    I’ll hunt you at nighttime
    So keep your light on and stay awake
    There’s a wind throwing in the alley
    And there’s a shiver you just can’t shake

  • Red Plush Dress

    Look over right
    Here she come
    Swagger down the hall
    You know she can’t go wrong
    I called the fire brigade
    But the fire brigade won’t come
    Later operator told me the lines went down

    She got a red plush dress
    Baby I like it
    She got a plush dress
    Coming down the hall
    Baby that’s all

    She’s got a finger in the jelly and she got some legs on them boots
    You know you shouldn’t watch it, but knowing it ain’t no use
    Pull an emergency brake somebody get up on a chair
    She’s raising hell over here
    She wreaking havoc and she don’t care
    She got a red plush dress
    Baby I like it
    She got a red plush dress
    Coming down the hall
    Baby that’s all

    Mama told you not to judge a candy by the wrapping
    But hounds bark and jaws snapping
    Baby, baby got it happening

  • My Version

    What you need right now
    What you need right now
    Is my version
    My version

    You had the talk of the town
    The rumors going around
    They have no shame
    They have no shame
    Pointing fingers and razor tongues
    They won’t stop til’ they cut me down
    They have no shame
    They have no shame

    You know it just didn’t happen that way
    You know it just didn’t happen that way

    From where we started
    Would have thought you knew me better than that

    What you need right now
    What you need right now
    Is my version
    My version

    Comes down to everything we shared through the years
    The good times and the heartaches too
    From that pack of vultures you got nothing to fear
    I’m right here, don’t look way when I’m talking to you

  • My Dad

    What you need right now
    What you need right now
    Is my version
    My version

    You had the talk of the town
    The rumors going around
    They have no shame
    They have no shame
    Pointing fingers and razor tongues
    They won’t stop til’ they cut me down
    They have no shame
    They have no shame

    You know it just didn’t happen that way
    You know it just didn’t happen that way

    From where we started
    Would have thought you knew me better than that

    What you need right now
    What you need right now
    Is my version
    My version

    Comes down to everything we shared through the years
    The good times and the heartaches too
    From that pack of vultures you got nothing to fear
    I’m right here, don’t look way when I’m talking to you

  • No Love In My House

    I had a vision not too long ago, but now
    No love in my house
    You’re burning bridges boy, and everyone knows
    No love in my house
    Like a flick of a switch, I woke up and found
    No love in my house
    Oh no, it’s been seeping out of here for a long long time
    No love in my house

    Seem like forever ago
    And we can’t bring back what we lost
    Just like a natural law
    Nothing remains what it was
    And it’s all to clear the time has passed
    Ain't no loving in this house

    And it’s a cold wind, sweeping in
    Ain’t no love in this house
    And these bricks and stones
    It was once our home
    There ain’t no love in the house

    Well we used to dress up and go balling downtown but now
    No love in my house
    Well you been balling everywhere but your own backyard,
    No love in my house
    I brought you everything and more than you can hold but
    No love in my house
    Yeah well you got money in your pocket but your heart’s grown cold, boy
    No love in my house

    Ain’t no memories left
    And we can’t bring back what we lost
    I get no flashbacks
    Nothing remains what it was
    And it’s all to clear the time has passed
    Ain't no loving in this house

  • Ringside

    They must have brought down the lights
    I can tell by that roar
    And though they call my name every town I go
    I’m never quite sure
    About the fiery eyes and the craving
    For my love or my blood to be shed
    I hear footsteps down the corridor
    I’ve got to get these thoughts out of my head

    And descending the final stairs
    My one and only care
    Is to make sure that nothing’s changing
    And baby, that you’re still there

    I looked over at Ringside
    I saw my life come rolling by
    The only constant thing I found
    Through the years you’ve been there
    Standing at Ringside
    I wanna reach out and touch you
    Just to show you how much you
    You took me over
    Being in my corner
    Over at Ringside

    And I can dance what they wanna
    I know the twists and turns
    And I can judge a man’s strength by the look in his eyes
    Those are things you learn
    But there’s a darkness thick as mud
    And it’s running down through my blood
    And it’s running down the soul of a man
    Holding on best he can

    To a look and a faint smile
    As the cameramen steady their eyes
    As the manager prays, and they ring the bells
    And the referee steps aside

    You know your love has been like a rock to me
    It’s been a shelter and it’s been a base
    See whenever the waves come a-rising
    It’s been a harbor and a hiding place
    Come on and light my soul with that burning love
    Light my soul with that burning love

  • The First Time

    See the crack tonight in the orange moon
    Hear the steeple bells ringing our tune
    And there’s nothing, really nothing to worry about
    Your man is here ready to take you out

    And I’m gonna make it like the first time
    And I’m gonna make it like it just arrived
    Like it just arrived

    Believe me

    And you can tell the night man the significance of that crack
    You can wait by the bridge, nothing can hold me back
    We came a long way round, now it all starts anew
    I’ve got a lucky charm, I know just what to do

    And I’m gonna make it like the first time
    And I’m gonna make it like it just arrived
    Like it just arrived

    You’ve got to believe me

    I know you think this tale began too long ago,
    But I’ve got ways of knowing you shouldn’t worry, no

  • Winter Debris

    And when you wake up, remember this
    I was never far from these pines
    This snow-coated shell, it just never held
    Air enough for us both to breathe inside

    Oh Cherie, do one thing for me that’s all that I ask
    Since I can’t reach across that divide
    Oh Cherie do one thing for me
    Is that too damn much too ask
    Since I can’t speak the low rumblings of my mind

    Don’t make it harder

    Now you gonna leave me
    And now you gonna go
    Why in the world would you let it go down that way
    And now you gonna leave me
    And now you’re gonna go
    If your mind’s is made up don’t you linger here
    Rip a hole in the world and then disappear
    I can hold my head down til’ the end of the year

    Just give my heart some leeway
    Mount the morning breeze and be on your way
    Cause it’s just debris
    And winter debris will wash away

Somebody On Your Side
  • Somebody On Your Side

    You gonna need somebody on your side
    You gonna need somebody on your side
    You got wind in your sail today
    It’ll one day go away
    You gonna need somebody on your side

    You gonna need somebody on your road
    You’re gonna need someone to share your load
    Cause your youth and vigor flees
    Years gon’ bend you by degree
    You’re gonna need somebody on your road

    You’re gonna need somebody for your fun
    Sing this song when dark clouds cover the sun
    You got friends in abundance now
    But time’s gon’ break the chain somehow
    And you’re gonna need somebody on your side

    When you’re waiting a train that never comes- can’t you see it?
    That right next to you stands the fellow who’s been standing there all along

  • Lie and tell me you're happy

    Really tonight I’m really letting go
    Something you said just changed it all
    And even though it came out all hollow and faint
    I know what you’re hiding and I see what you can’t
    When you lie and tell me you’re happy

    And I wanted to ask you about the sadness in you
    But it frightened me and somehow I already knew
    I’m a marked man now, I will always return
    And if I can’t forget, and if you can’t unlearn
    You must lie and tell me you’re happy

    There’s so many ways to live a life
    There are so many ways to get stuck in a lie
    Should we meet again, say in 15 years
    You must promise me this, if you can’t be sincere
    Lie and tell me you’re happy

    For a while there I though I was close to home
    Not just any port in any storm
    Did we violate a higher plan
    Well you can comfort me in ways no repentance can
    Just lie and tell me you’re happy

    I guess I’m just a romantic fool
    I’m scared of dying and so are you
    And if they fence you in, and I’m no longer here
    Don’t say we were just trying to fight the years
    No baby, you lie and tell me you’re happy

  • Promises

    It don’t happen very often but it happened now
    I was lifted and I saw it all from above
    All that time misspent
    Every futile attempt
    Steer clear of the hole

    I’ve been in the wrong place too long
    There’s nothing here to remember or pass on
    No more drinks tonight
    Soon those merciless lights
    Will explode

    And I may be the last one out of here
    Time is up, and it couldn’t be more clear
    That life breaks its promises
    Continually breaks its promises

    And there’s a testimony here for every drunken eye
    Just the common tales, at the wrong end of the line
    Things were different once
    But Lady Luck changed her stance
    Wiped the smile

    And we will be the last ones out of here
    Time is up and it couldn’t be more clear
    That life breaks its promises
    Continually breaks its promises

  • Ain't you glad

    When all your mentors
    turn to each other
    All your trainees
    don't know where to turn
    You hoist your sail
    The tide too is turning
    Write your friends for deliverance
    they return your mail
    Ain't nobody start to blame you
    It’s plain to see where you coming from
    You got the warning
    Then you got religion
    Then you got the holy ghost leading you on

    You read the story
    Read the story of Jonah
    Tried to run from the calling
    Jump a ship and he sailed
    But them righteous sailors
    Threw him in the water
    And then he thought it over
    In the belly of the whale
    And all the people
    In the great, great city
    Covered up in sackcloth when they saw him come
    They got the warning
    Then they got religion
    Then they got the holy ghost leading them on

    Ain’t you glad you glad you got religion
    Through the fire and brimstone
    You won't walk alone
    Pow, pow, pow, pow
    Ain’t you glad you glad you got religion
    You got the holy ghost
    Leading you on

    You might be a big man
    Sitting up in your mansion
    Think you're untouchable
    Think you're calling the shots
    But you live in a body
    And the cycle's recessive
    And in the light of decay
    You ain't got a lot
    Ain't nobody start to blame you
    It’ s plain to see where you coming from
    You got the warning
    Then you got religion
    Then you got the holy ghost leading you on

    Tell me what are you gonna do ?
    Go tell him
    Rock your soul in the bossom of Abraham

  • Fool's apology

    Well I fell somewhere half way home
    The stars were out
    And it was clear
    I’ve been listening to a howling wind
    It tapered off
    And left me here
    There’s a litany of regrets
    Over a broken down duet
    I haven’t learned anything at all

    And you can read between these lines
    All you gonna find
    Is that I still don’t know anything about loving you
    And I guess I could have stepped up
    But behind this mask I put up
    I still don’t know anything about loving you

    Well the drizzle on a drunken fool
    Could it be sympathy
    From above
    Oh, if I’ve done my best to
    Shift the blame
    Still it bounces back again
    Things I never said
    Ringing in my head
    I haven’t learned anything at all

    And you can read between these lines
    All you gonna find
    Is that I still don’t know anything about loving you
    And I guess I could have stepped up
    But behind this mask I put up
    I still don’t know anything about loving you

    Just a late night call from down the road
    A fool to say sorry

  • Like a punch in the head

    The airport is crazy crowded
    My flight’s been delayed
    Maybe it too blew some fuses
    Maybe someone wants me to stay
    Straight I can’t think
    Everything seems to be linked
    Play me any crap song now and I’ll break down in a wink

    This love ain’t no candy from the mountain
    And it ain’t no rosy bed
    Oh Darling the love you give is like a punch in the head

    I don’t know what you did
    But your mojo is some mighty stuff
    You’re in my heart and you’re in my shirt
    And baby I just can’t get enough
    There’s nothing here I can grip
    You were right about the rocket ship
    We set it off, but the coming down is the hardest part of the trip

    The hostess smiles and we’re taking off
    And I’m on my way home
    You’re still somewhere down there on that tiny earth
    I put the earphones on

    You know I’d get on any plane
    If you would only call
    I’d free the butterflies in my soul
    Baby, that ain’t all
    But what kills me is to have to wait
    And don’t say we met too late
    Cause I clearly heard the motion of wings
    And that’s the portent of powerful things

  • Babydoll

    We could have been most anything
    But with all of those horses and all the King’s men
    You looked down
    On everyone-
    High and mighty,
    Sitting on your wall
    But underneath it all
    You’re really such a baby doll
    You’re really such a baby doll

    Well I’ve been your daddy
    Been your monkey too
    I’ve been the loneliest sailor these waters ever knew
    But I’m getting out babe, evacuation planned
    Walls shaking
    Your playhouse gon’ fall, bed-slats and all
    And you’re really such a baby doll
    You’re really such a baby doll

    And it all came down
    And it all came down
    Time flies, but memories don’t
    Worked on me once, next time it won’t
    Baby Doll

    Well I knew a girl
    Said she wanted the world
    And you see, everyone she met she had them
    Doing for her
    But like every up
    Must come down
    Think about it
    Treat everyone like a climbing-rung
    It’s gonna take it’s toll
    And you’re really such a baby doll
    You’re really such a baby doll

    I’ve been blind babe
    I’ve been long gone
    But I’m turning over
    I can see it all
    Fooled me once
    Fooled me twice
    High and mighty
    So full of lies

  • Keeps getting better

    it keeps getting better
    and it's changing everyday
    everytime I turn around
    it shows in different ways
    and it keeps getting stronger
    anyone can see
    this road is ever flourishing
    when you're walking it with me
    Been a long time coming 'round
    Now ain't nothing keep me down
    Can't keep me down

    And it keeps right on turning
    Whirls like a spinning top
    I been held up, been down on luck
    But now all my cards are up
    And it keeps getting clearer
    Bright lights 'round the bend
    Found a love to belive in
    A companion and a friend
    Been a long time coming 'round
    Now ain't nothing keep me down
    Can't keep me down

    And now every little thing's gonna get better
    And now every little thing's gonna get better

  • When we first met

    When we first met
    You had a bird inside your chest
    You kept him warm
    And you fed him
    Did you open your mouth?
    How did he get out?
    He’s all over the room
    And he’s singing

    Now I’m looking at you
    In this radiant light
    Now I’m looking at You
    And you, you hear him too
    And he is singing

    And these things love can do
    To you
    These things
    of love

    And many a time
    You have spoken of the bird
    The importance of protecting him
    from the evils of the world
    Did you get soft?
    Leave the cage unlocked
    Now he’s all over the room
    And he’s singing

    Now I’m looking at you
    In this radiant light
    I’m looking at you
    And you, you hear him too
    And he is singing

    And these things love can do
    To you
    These things
    of love

  • In Vienna

    In Vienna,
    The clocks tell perfect time
    And the couples in carriages
    Smile and wave
    As they clop-clop away
    Down the busy streets
    And the memories
    Come as they please
    Oh, lover what has become
    Lover do we still have some time
    Is it true that you have been wondering bout me
    Well I never really left here you see
    In a moment, eternal-I’m stuck ‘til the end
    Under this table I’m holding your hand
    In Vienna

    In Vienna
    There’s a Sunday morning parade
    And tall buildings shade
    Streets where history’s still made
    And the bourgeoisie
    on a shopping spree
    And memories
    Come with ease
    Oh, lover they took you away
    Lover there might still be a way
    Now they tell me you have been asking ‘bout me
    Well I never really left here you see
    I never found it in me to leave it all behind
    You’ll find me here if you change your mind
    In Vienna

    Oh, lover they took you away
    Lover there might still be a way
    Now they tell me you have been asking ‘bout me
    Well I never really left here you see
    In a moment, eternal- I’m stuck ‘til the end
    Under this table I’m holding your hand
    In Vienna

Dreamers and Fools
  • Loving Hands

    Loving Hands

    Have you ever been in love
    when springtime arrives in the city
    Have you ever been in love
    and walked the cobblestones with your heart in your hand
    You just take what you can from the loving hands
    of a woman who made your heart sing

    Did you wake up in the morning
    with the light shining on your face
    Did you hear the birds singing
    all over the place
    Have you ever been in love
    And all the obstacles disappeared out of sight
    You just take what you can from the loving hands
    of a woman who shone so bright

    It's in the palm of her hands
    All the blessed joys
    Through all the commotion
    Through all the noise
    She must've heard your heartbeat
    She must've heard your heartbeat

    And now you’re floating along the avenue
    without even moving your feet
    The sweetest sounds are coming down
    On every corner on every street
    Have you ever been in love
    with a woman who touched your very soul
    You just take what you can from the loving hands
    of a woman who made you whole

  • Boyish Days

    All these people here
    And still I’m all alone
    Don’t mind I can slip back down them
    Roads that I used to know
    Back when living still
    Held a tickling trill
    And every moment seemed
    Precious enough to reach for

    Spend your life doing what you’re told
    And then you’re growing old
    Reach and run all this time
    For something you just left behind
    Music from open doors
    Laughter was never forced
    And never being lonely

    In my boyish days
    Through the stolen years and the twilight here
    They shine, them boyish days

    And it’s time, it was always time
    Time trying to bind me
    But I stared in his craving face and told him where he could find
    In the backstreets we were running
    In the backstreets where I felt alive

    And there was no hidden truth that came with maturity
    There was nothing I wouldn’t trade in a wink to have them
    Running here with me
    In the backstreets we were running
    In the backstreets where I felt alive

    And now I look around see all the changes brought about
    In this constant noise there’s not one voice
    To be singled out
    And when these bones give in to the growing tiredness
    My only wish is for my mind to rest

    In my boyish days
    Through the stolen years and the twilight here
    They shine, them boyish days

  • Lovelight

    Look over here
    She’s got the light of youth
    And I’m so proud, heavenly blessed
    Tell the world, she’s my girl
    And over here
    They offer me silver & gold
    But I rather be a school-boy again
    She turned to me, made me feel like a king

    You got that lovelight
    Shining about you tonight

    And over here
    Somebody turned on the box
    Sing your blue song Bobby Bland
    Tell the world that girl wants me for her man
    And over here
    Sun showers over my soul
    It’s a wondrous alchemy
    She turned to me and I never felt old

    You just let them have the hours
    Stay with me in the now
    I don’t know how you brought me
    but I made it here somehow

    And over here
    This man is proud is proud as can be
    With her glory she turned to me
    She touched my soul and I was free

  • Teardrops

    There's a car waiting
    It's leaving time
    I feel I've said it all
    And you paid no mind
    We've been through the motions
    Lord knows I've tried
    And as hard as it is for me to walk out the door
    There's a whole world waiting outside

    But it's gonna be a slow night
    And tears gonna fall
    Pour, pour, pour down your cheeks and wet your bed
    you'll be sorry babe
    You'll be listening to the clocks tick
    and wondering if
    Time, time, time gonna heal the wounds in your heart
    It’s a dried–up well and all you’ve got
    Teardrops
    Teardrops over me

    You told me you knew me
    Then you made me feel lost
    You know, love don't cut no deals honey
    You can't run from the cost
    I know I' ve stayed to long
    I really tried to adapt
    Still I found myself down a dead-end road
    Tonight's where I break the trap

    I'm gonna close this door behind me
    And that car 's gonna take me away
    If there's a lesson to learn in all of this
    we'll figure it out some day

  • Au clair de lune

    Au clair de lune
    I was hypnotized by a red dress
    And the days gone by
    But these memories won’t let me rest
    How we danced in the moonlight
    Slow song, night-breeze
    Fingers ’round my neck
    Au clair de lune
    Things will never be the same

    Oh nothing will ever be the same
    Sleepwalking since that day
    Breathe in, but I can’t exhale
    Now only the fragments remain
    Au clair de lune
    Things will never be the same

  • Matilda's door

    There’s a rose that blows outside Matilda’s door
    And it whirls and it swirls ’cross the porch
    Well the wind found a mate and it won’t let go
    Now they dance to and fro ’ cross the porch

    There’s a rose that blows outside Matilda’s door
    There’s a man ’cross the street and he’s watching
    He’s trying to get up the nerve
    He’s trying to make up his mind
    He’s been standing there since early morning
    Well the wind blows hard, and he shivers and he tucks up the collar

    Well, loved ones will shine a while, shadows remain
    And you’ll navigate by memory of that light
    You look back on your journey, you’ll see some shone so bright
    They stole your sight, and what’s more
    Where have you gone

    There’s a man on the porch of Matilda’s house
    And he’s holding a rose that he found
    He will ring the bell, and only time will tell
    If she’s still the very same one
    Well the skies grown dark
    And it looks like it’s going to rain

  • She calls me

    I watch you get dressed
    Tonight you're going out
    You and your friend Yvonne
    Girls' night

    Your dress will be red
    I'll stay home and read
    But call me on your way back home
    When you want and when you need

    Somewhere ‘cross town
    He was making plans
    On that same bar
    Him and his friends

    She calls me in the afternoon
    But she don't speak

    Late-night reruns come on here
    'Bout time he sits down
    Knee against your knee
    Shoulder brush your arm

    Then they turn on the lights
    He's standing by the door
    Cab waiting outside
    He asks you where you're going

    And it's a smoke filled room
    Your mind is almost gone
    It's only this music
    I sleep but I left my phone on

    She calls me in the afternoon
    But she don't speak

  • Single Man

    Oh I shall not wet wife or widows eye
    No I shall keep on running
    I shall not waste this budding prime
    Oh I shall keep on running
    Run ’til I shake them all
    Til’ there’s nothing at all binding me
    And I’ll be free
    And I’ll be free
    Won’t I ?

    And I shall not tie any lover’s snare
    No I shall keep on running
    I shall make my home most everywhere
    I shall keep on running
    Run ’til I shake them all
    Til’ there’s nothing at all binding me
    And I’ll be free
    And I’ll be free
    Won’t I ?

    Sing an ode to the single man
    Free like the wind that roams this land
    No trace , no remnants in the morning
    Sing along with the single man
    Tipety-tap, got the world in his hand
    Run fast enough and you won’t get lonely

    Oh I shall not make any wows that bind
    I shall keep on running
    Taste the juice of every orchard I find
    I shall keep on running
    Run ’til I shake them all
    til there’s nothing at all binding me
    And I’ll be free
    And I’ll be free
    Won’t I

    Lover, lover of mine
    Sway your skirt and you look so fine
    Dance with your daddy one last time
    Well I’m leaving here but I won’t forget,
    The light and the music on the day we met
    Dance with me baby
    Before I say something I know I will regret

  • Fool

    As I listen
    Let my thoughts run
    See all of the moments lost
    The crossroads,
    the turn-points
    the bridges I should have crossed
    Fate blew me strange ways
    Shrank the ocean down to a pool
    Oh, Anna
    All these years I've been a fool

    I been climbing
    Lonely ladder
    Somewhere I lost touch with the ground
    Who'd have thought
    all this years
    and baby, you’re still the one
    Is it too late, no more encores?
    Did the curtain fall?
    Oh, Anna
    All lights on the biggest fool of them all

    Every train of thought I follow
    Leads me back to you
    There's some kind of life going on here
    I'm just drifting through
    Oh, Anna
    All these years I’ve been a fool
    I’ve been a fool

  • Dad belongs to the band

    I got the message in the morning
    Do I remember any words at all ?
    Just the spaces in between
    And the numbness too I recall
    Packed a bag and left for the station
    How did I spend the many miles ?
    Watching the snow on the hillsides
    And stretched out ’for my sullen eyes
    The hard road

    You ’ve been sleepwalking
    Living on thin, thin air
    Looking out from a far-off place,
    I try to touch you but you’re not there, you’re not there

    And I couldn’t stop it
    Though I stood here all the while
    You know I would have carried you
    Every burning mile
    And now the wind sounds so hollow
    Could it be a trick of the night ?
    And this room is much too dark
    Someone left and brought the light

    It’s flickering down the hard road

    You were sleepwalking
    Living on thin, thin air
    Looking out from a far-off place,
    I try to touch you but you’re not there, you’re not there

    And it’s through the lonely hours
    It just takes away some of the pain
    To think about how they strike up the heavenly band
    And you’ll be sitting in
    You’ll be sitting in

    You belong to the band
    Hallelu, hallelu
    Now I know you belong to the band
    Hallelu, hallelu

  • This time around

    I looked up
    Through the pines
    It must have been a long time passing
    Broken moon come
    shine a light
    There ain’t nobody else to ask here
    Been all the way down the line
    Now can I trust this new thing I found ?
    Waiting here all the time
    I just turned around

    And I think there’s something breaking
    Slowly I’m waking
    This time around I believe I’m holding on

    I looked up
    Night was dark
    Just waiting for a sign to show
    A clear thought
    A star to fall
    Just enough so I could really know
    A simple matter, cause and effect
    Been bruised and battered, got a heart to protect
    Were you waiting there all the time
    I just turned around

    And I think there’s something breaking
    Slowly I’m wakening
    This time around I believe I’m holding on
    And it’s life to tired bones
    Radiance through a heart of stone
    This time around I believe I’m holding on

    So many things I’ve being trying to outrun
    Gonna let them flood me one by one
    Funny but feels like coming home
    I’ve grown weary and a little bit shy
    But I’m making that leap anyhow
    Funny but it feels like coming home

    So hear the sound of something breaking
    Only my heart waking
    This time around I believe I’m holding on

    And I woke today and it was so strange
    Everything I know had changed
    Yet everything is where it’s always been

Meeting at the building
  • Huntsmen

    16 men
    All assemblied in the shadows again
    Pacing about with their rifles in hand
    Holding back the dawn
    Huntsmen on the edge of the night
    Always hide their faces from the light

    16 men
    Neither one knows the other by name
    bound to darkness like a con to a chain
    Hearts a-beating
    Huntsmen on the edge of the night
    Always hide their faces from the light
    From the light

    Lay your hands on me
    Lay your hands on me
    Let those healing hands descend upon me

    16 men
    Solitary bombs just a-ticking away
    Pendulums in the thickening grey
    Eyes to the ground
    Huntsmen on the edge of the night
    Always hide their faces from the light
    From the light

    Lay your hands on me
    Lay your hands on me
    Let those healing hands descend upon me

  • Love and Loss

    Love & loss

    She walked away
    - arms folded, head bowed down
    And I'm the saddest man in town
    Such a fool and man I know it
    -can't believe I blow it
    She's gone
    and I can't do nothing but grieve
    Sing the same 'ol melody
    Love & loss, love & loss
    - man, that's all for me

    I got tons of regrets
    Got a mountains of woe
    I got loads of explanations
    But they don't matter anymore
    She walked away
    - she walked away
    And it's true just what they say
    Love & loss in a circle game
    Going round in a circle game

    I’ve done her wrong
    - now I'm waking up to the loss
    how careless I really was
    even failed to let her down
    but it stays in orbit an' comes around
    And I can't do nothing but grieve
    sing that same 'ol melody
    Love & loss, love & loss
    - man, that's all for me

    Was like if she'd held back time
    Halfway through my door
    That second felt like eons
    Still my words fell to the floor
    She walked away
    -she walked away
    And it's true just what they say:
    Love & loss in a circle game,
    going round in a circle game

    Now she’s trembling on my doorstep
    Her eyes locked in to mine
    I can feel my lips moving
    But my tongue remains tied
    She walked away
    -she walked away
    And it's true just what they say:
    Love & loss in a circle game,
    going round in a circle game

  • Cordelia

    Cordelia

    So you´ re eager to fly on a silver wing
    Was break of day when you left on a silver wing
    It was high over housetops and the chimneys of this town
    You made your getaway, and you never looked down

    I mean all else failed and you counted on a silver wing
    Came break of day and you sailed on a silver wing
    There was no time for eulogies
    There was no time for song
    They came round looking and you were already gone

    But I love you Cordelia tell the world I do
    There ain' t nobody like me gonna see you through
    They'll be blinding you Cordelia, trying to get you in a sway
    But I'm watching you every step of the way

    And the poets in the valley, they shake their heads
    They're scribbling on their tablets, but their words can’t be read
    Cause when the morning sun climbs the hilltop it's so easy to see
    Some things must remain unsaid, wrapped in mystery

    So bring me my arrow; go get my bow
    I've got business to tend to I can't stand to see you go
    They'll be talking about you Cordelia, every once in a while
    And it stirs me up like the first time
    Though I wish I could deny it

  • Higher Ground

    Higher ground

    I’d been reeling and rocking
    Fiery visions came flashing 'for my eyes
    In a crossfire turmoil
    Roadblocks everywhere around

    It's a knee-way journey
    And the road ain' t always straight
    I'm heading for the uppermost- got my eyes fixed on the gate
    So when you hear that golden trumpet sound
    You know I've put my feet on higher ground

    I’d been kneeling by the wayside
    Dreaming of a soft feather bed
    Was a storm in the distance
    Vultures searching up above my head

    Coming on a knee-way journey....

    I'm on a long road
    /Carrying a heavy load
    But I keep on pushing
    (Get ready-We gon' walk the streets of Gold)
    On a long distance route
    /I'm in a shaky boat
    But I keep on pushing
    On a fearful trip
    /For that great big ship
    But I keep on pushing
    It's a tedious round
    /But I make a joyful sound
    I keep on pushing

  • Red Lamp

    Red Lamp

    Splintered glass on a sidewalk, but the crowd is long dispersed
    It's a temptress evening moon trying to make us forget what we've heard
    But the sound of fourteen gunshots, fired in the name of the law
    Still bouncing off these streets, still ringing off these walls
    And I hear the woman cry, "my son and the only one"
    She's still weeping on the corner, “my lord and they shot him down”
    So when the High Commissioner defends his men
    Says they took a justifiable stand
    I turn the red lamp down low
    And wait for you to come
    I turn the red lamp down low
    'Til you make it safe back home, safe back home

    Fourteen shots in the name of the law, none of them was returned
    The boy had a water pistol, but there was no time to learn
    So pay attention to the moon, and it's apologetic light
    Knowing there's no compensation for the darkness that fell tonight
    And I hear the woman cry, "my son and the only one"
    She's still weeping on that corner "my lord and they shot him down"
    Try not to think of a downward spiral
    Try not to think of sinking slow
    I turn the red lamp down low
    And wait for you to come
    I turn the red lamp down low
    'Til you make it safe back home, safe back home

    Fourteen shots in twenty seconds
    Sixteen years come to an end
    The High Commissioner shuffles his feet and repeats his statement again
    Then everything is silence:
    Not a moan, not even a sigh
    On a quiet street they stopped time
    and the moon was covering it's eyes

  • Straight Arrow

    Straight Arrow
    She met a boy named Noah
    He must've fell right out of the sky
    She just turned around and he saw her
    Lit a spark in those distant eyes
    We come a long road a-travelling
    Wear our years around our skull
    But every once in a while these mysteries will unfold

    Sarah danced like a leaf on high winds
    Whirls and swirls, leaves you in awe and wonder
    She kissed that boy upon the hill
    And down below they took her heartbeat for thunder
    We come a long road a-travelling
    Wear our years around our skull
    But every once in a while these mysteries will unfold

    Straight arrow, see ol' Hannah blush
    Years of longing caused a soul rush
    Dream archer, just straightened his bow
    Crimson skies, he made fire down below

    Now Sarah's sitting up in her room
    Way cross town you her sing of joy
    In the streets we stop and smile
    She’s singing: "mad oh mad, I'm just mad about the boy"
    We come a long road a-travelling
    Wear our years around our skull
    But every once in a while these mysteries will unfold

    Straight arrow, see ol' Hannah blush
    Years of longing caused a soul rush
    Dream archer, just straightened his bow
    Crimson skies, he made fire down below

    sha la la la , singing my hearts joy
    Mad oh mad, I'm just mad about the boy
    Sha la la la, let the whole world know
    Crimson skies, he made fire down below

  • You been a long time

    You been a long time making up your mind

    You been a long time making up your mind
    You been a long time making up your mind
    See the evening sun done gone
    I'm still waiting on
    You been a long time making up your mind
    See me pacing fore your gate
    I don't know how long it's gonna take
    But you've been a long time making up your mind

    See them me standing in line
    Biding my time
    I'll be ready when you make up your mind
    You’ve got suitors from all over town
    But you'll see when day is done
    That I'm the one, I'm the one - I'm the one
    You been a long time making up your mind
    You been a long time making up your mind

    When you’re gon', when you’re gonna
    make up your mind ?

    The evening sun done gone
    I'm still waiting on
    You been a long time making up your mind
    See me pacing fore your gate
    I don't know how long it'll take
    But you've been a long time making up your mind

  • This Country

    This Country

    I'm gonna die in this country
    sleep in foreign soil
    No more the hills , or the melodies
    that stirred my blood into boil
    I'm gonna die in this country

    My children, my children are coming up
    what can I give 'em but this
    in a one-room apartment in the land of dreams
    they must know I've done my best
    to try to live in this country
    try to grow in foreign soil
    No more the hills or the melodies
    that stirred my blood into boil
    Try to live in this country

    I come home in the morning, send my kids to school
    we joke about daddy's tired eyes
    I sleep til' noon then it's off again
    somehow my life seems to pass me by
    Yes, it's passing me by and meanwhile
    My mind is off on a roam
    And it seems my only quality time
    Are those moments I spend on my own

    They come back those songs we used to sing
    And the faces come alive
    And I feel as light as a feather
    And at least for a little while

    I forget 'bout this country
    Forget 'bout this foreign soil
    I'm back among the hills and the melodies
    That stirred my blood into boil
    Forget about this country

    And I know that a dream is a heavy load
    Many shoulders will not be enough
    But sometimes a man just gets weary
    And the promise starts to look like a bluff
    But I think I'm carrying my children
    And I think I can make another mile
    And all them things that could've been different
    Well you can't explain them to a child
    So you live in this country
    Sleep in foreign soil
    You forget 'bout the hills, the melodies
    That stirred your blood into boil
    So you live in this country.......

  • Pickin' em' up

    Pickin' 'em up

    I knew a pretty brown girl in Stockholm
    She was long and she was tall
    She told me get on board the cross-country train
    And give her a call
    But I started pickin' ‘em up,
    and laying 'em down
    Getting to the next town
    Baby

    There was a beauty down on the south coast
    She knew how to pull my strings
    Said she'd love me through the November rains
    But I was gone by spring
    Started pickin' 'em up,
    and laying 'em down
    Straight into the next town
    Baby

    I met my Queen of hearts
    Oh, how she could sing
    She said meet me down at the chapel
    And don't forget the ring
    I said "the ring?" I said "the ring ?"

    Started pickin' 'em up, and laying 'em down
    Getting to the next town
    Baby

    Now I'll state it to you plainly
    I’m not saying that I'm right
    I may not find a better one down the line
    But then again I just might
    So I'm pickin' 'em up, and laying 'em down
    Straight into the next town
    Baby

  • The Flame

    The flame

    Once upon a time there was and there wasn't
    a man ‘neath a Worka tree
    Spent his days in silence watching the horizon
    Longing for her company

    I’ll go, I ‘lll tell it on the mountain
    The flame done touched my soul
    Storm clouds a-rising, still my soul can count on
    This is surely the road

    And in a room full of shadows, and whispering clocks
    The story unfolds like rose
    And in arranging the petals, in drawing the lines
    Their voices are pulling me close

    Is he the one, the warrior, the Knight from the north?
    Shiny eyes fixed in a frame
    His brave words, his poetry, let them carve him out
    The man in the Worka shade

    It's too simple a riddle
    But it's posed anyhow
    You know what I'm thinking of
    The birth, the unfolding, the passion and then the parting
    The eternal workings of love

    I'm listening to the clocks in my mother’s room
    Giving up all their secrets to me
    “Not gone”, they say, “but with him, they're watching the horizon
    Side by side ‘neath a Worka tree”

Morning Train
  • Anything Can Happen

    Lately things been coming on real nice
    I must admit it’s a kind ’o surprise
    -but it feels real nice
    I have been thinking about a ring
    Me and my baby , we just got through this thing
    Now ain’t nothing can come between

    Anything can happen – any day now
    Remember that

    You ain’t the man, the man with the master-plan

    I saw it coming in a beautiful dream
    Was like nothing else, yet such a familiar theme
    And I think I know what it means

    I went down the valley, I went on top of the hill
    Made a little wow, not to rest until
    The worried blues lay still

    Tonight the moon’s so bright and you can hear the mockingbird sing
    Feel a little mixed up, wondering what tomorrow will bring
    But don’t worry ‘bout a doggone thing

  • Morning Train

    What’s the matter baby,
    What’s the matter now ?
    You keep on walking up and down the hall
    Didn’t touch your food, didn’t get no sleep at all
    Well my love is leaving on the Morning train
    And it looks like he won’t be back again

    What’s the matter baby
    What’s the matter now ?
    Where are you going with them blood red eyes
    You’re all messed up , you should stay inside
    Well I’ve gotta go now, I’ll miss the Morning Train
    Won’t you hand me my coat, cause it’s pouring down rain

    What’s the matter baby
    What’s the matter now ?
    Did you glimpse one last sight of your lover man
    Tell me, did he board that Morning train ?
    Yes he’s gone , he’s gone he took that train to ride
    And all I could do was hang my head and cry

  • If I used to love you

    If I used to love you baby
    Ain't nothing like I
    Like I love you now
    If I used to worry 'bout you baby
    Ain't nothing like I
    like I worry now
    I had all o' these minstrels
    Bring me roses, strike up the band
    Everything revolves 'round you
    Baby can't you understand
    See the way I used to love you baby
    it ain't nothing like I
    like I love you now

    If I used to wonder
    Aint nothing like I wonder now
    If I used to dream 'bout you baby
    Ain't nothing paired to how I'm dreaming now
    I'm gonna take these roses
    I'm gonna lay them down at your door
    Scarse me to think about
    All this love I've got in store
    Well the way I used to love you baby
    it ain't nothing like I
    like I love you know

    Like a rainbow 'round my heart

  • Run Tell John

    Please Marion, take a message to Brother John
    Marion run tell your brother
    The men has come
    To collect for what was done
    Make right what went wrong
    Run Marion , faster now
    You run tell John

    Tell him bring his coat and hat
    The journey will be long
    I know he’s been waiting
    For this day to come
    To pay what price may be
    Endure our destiny
    Oh Marion, your feet so swift
    You run tell John

    Tell him kiss Cedella
    And bring regards from me
    Tell him make it clear to Frannie
    Daddy’s gonna leave
    And tell Cedella not to cry
    He loves her more than life
    Run Marion, faster now
    You run tell John

    Tell him bring his walking cane
    The one out of finest wood
    Tell him on this journey
    we better look good
    And the Lord will provide us with strength
    As we lay our lives in his hands
    Run Marion, fast as you can
    You run tell John

  • Alive

    Well the time is right, that’s what the mighty Duke says
    And he lights his pipe with a grin
    And the moon so bright, like a neon light
    Shines on me & my friend
    You can sense the new day, not far away
    Like a silent bubble ready to burst
    But right here, right now, with ‘em crickets lullabies
    It’s so good to see what it’s worth
    Feel alive, feel alive, feel alive

    It may bring me down in a terrible mood
    Waist-deep down in the mud
    Put a load on my shoulder, like a five ton boulder
    And I can’t shake it off like I should
    Adversities may line up, can’t find a reason to smile
    All you wanna do is give up, sit right down and cry
    But on the positive side, I’m feeling alive
    Listening to the Son’s of Thunder
    Sanctified music from an up-lit hill
    Tonight I can’t go under
    The night comes down on Duke’s verandah
    And everything, everything is alright

    I believe in love like a burning fire
    Glowing through my soul
    Burning down every distance
    So the divided can come to a whole
    And if the world don’t care for dreamers
    That’s the odds we’ll have to stand
    But tonight I ain’t gon’ worry
    Just gon’ sit right here with my friend
    And feel alive, feel alive, feel alive

    It was such a great night , I was full of delight
    Glowing just like the Duke’s pipe
    Trombones sounding off the hillside
    And that yellow moon so bright
    The night came down on Duke’s verandah
    And everything, everything was alright

  • Loneliness

    When that sad ol’ feeling
    Come-a rolling round your door
    What are you doing baby?

    Well you’ve got so many acquaintances
    Don’t have that many friends
    Got so many lovers
    But you can’t call any of them
    What are you doing baby

    There’s a loneliness right here
    In these very streets
    In these very walls
    In these very bones
    There’s a loneliness right here
    And it can’t be repressed
    And it can’t be denied
    And it can’t be rocked

    You know so well- here comes that lonely feeling

    When that sad ol’ feeling
    Come-a rolling round your door
    What are you doing baby ?
    When that haunting kind o’ feeling
    Just -a sweeping round your door
    What are you doing baby,
    tell me now

    Do you hang around in bars, submit to the ways of fate
    Try to find your way to the altar, keep thinking it might be too late
    What are you doing baby ?

    And on that lonely day
    You’ll be standing by yourself
    You got your friends around you
    But you feel as if they left

  • Must've been blind

    When I was a young boy
    Sought the pleasures, sought the pleasures of a young man's mind
    Oh the shimmer, oh the shimmer at the foot of the rainbow
    Sent me off on a perpetual quest and distorted my sight
    A young man is like a butterfly
    Restless and frail he flies
    To see him parry every thrust of wind
    brings a twinkle in the old man's eye

    I must've been blind
    I must've been blind
    It was right there in front of my eyes
    It was right there in front of my eyes
    All my running
    It was right there in front of my eyes

    Then I came to know the scriptures
    With a zeal and a fervor I reconstructed my life
    Ancient truths carved in stone now lined my path
    But the thought of the treasure hadn't quite slipped my mind
    Religious man is like a mountain brook
    Frozen underneath the snow
    It's frisky leaps halted
    until springtime brings the thaw

    I must've been blind....

    And in the descending twilight
    As you're summoning up your mind
    Trace your footsteps in the sand
    And maybe you will find
    That with every road you took
    Whichever way you looked
    What destination became your choice
    What opinion you came to voice
    It was right there
    It was right there all the time

  • When she comes to see me

    There's a nightingale in an oak tree

    And he's singing for me -


    When she comes to see me

    When she comes around



    And that gentle breeze in them summery fields

    Plays the sweetest melody -


    When she comes to see me

    When she comes around



    We’ve got fireflies and cikadas

    That’s the scenery -


    When she comes to see me

    When she comes around


    Ain't nothing else makes me feel this way

    Nothing else make me feel this way


    She's dressed in satin

    She's draped in lace

    She's singing fortunes from a far-off place -


    When she comes to see me

    When she comes around


    There's a buggy in the driveway

    There's a shiny black mare

    There's a tension that's electric, filling up the air -


    When she comes to see me

    When she comes around


    Ain't nothing else makes me feel this way

    Nothing else makes me feel this way

  • Haze

    I clung to a delicate straw
    It broke in my hand
    Now I'm at the mercy of strangers
    In a foreign land
    Now I'm waiting on guidance
    -I'm waiting on a sign
    Now I'm running for my life
    But there's nowhere to run

    The ground shook and rumbled
    Rippled miles around
    My eyes screaming with terror
    But I'm not making a sound

    Should we stumble
    Should we loose our ways
    Much too late now to matter
    Now we’re lost in the haze

    Ain't no two ways about it
    We sank like a stone
    Now I'm looking at ashes
    And scars cover my bones

    Should we stumble
    Should we loose our ways
    Much too late now to matter
    Now we're lost in the haze

  • Something Evil

    Now something tells me I shouldn't have stopped
    But I can't resist this urge I've got
    I'm a desperate man , shouldn't block my road
    It's a-pulling on me and I gotta go

    Well if this ain't something evil I don't know

    Now the night is dark but the moon is full
    The lights are on, but the shades are pulled
    I went to see the doctor, he just shook his head
    You know by that I've got it bad

    Well if this ain't something evil I don't know

    And when it rains it rains so hard
    I stand here soaking wet
    I've got 'em shakes and I can not leave here yet

  • You won't see me

    Bring me water baby, bring me water for I go
    Bring me water baby, bring me water for I go
    Let me quench my thirst
    You won’t see me no more

    Bring a shirt and a blanket, bring the shirt I always wore
    Bring a shirt and a blanket, bring the shirt I always wore
    Give me shelter baby
    You won’t see me no more

    Bring me bourbon baby, bring me bourbon ‘for I go
    Bring me bourbon baby , best bottle you have in store
    Let me get all drunk this evening
    You won’t see me no more

    And when you think of me
    Picture me above the sea
    Behind those blood-colored mountains-that’s where I’ll be
    And when you think of me
    Picture me flying
    Oh my love, this morning , picture me flying

    Bring me one last meal , feed me from your hand
    Bring me one last meal , feed me from your hand
    And I know in the morning
    You’re gonna miss your lover man

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