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The Avett BrothersCountry WasLive at the Double Door InA Caroline JubileeMignonette

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The Avett Brothers (2000)

  • The First Album put out by the Avett Brothers.
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[expand title="Kind of in Love"]She’s as sweet as the summer time
And strong as the sunshine
And I don’t want to know her
I let myself down

I’m cold as a winter’s storm
I’m soft as a grind stone
And I can’t do a thing
To flag my life down

Why do you amaze me?
Why do you amaze me?
Why do you fool me into thinkin’ that I’m kind of in love with you?

She’s good as a mystery
A salesman for misery
And I am bankrupt
In debt to my knees

Big brown eyes and curly hair
I wonder if she sees me stare
I can’t say why I’ve fallen
Babe, please have mercy

Why do you amaze me?
Why do you amaze me?
Why do you fool me into thinkin’ that I’m kind of in love with you?

We sink like a ball and chain
If I knew more than your first name
Those eyes you got can’t fool me
I know how this goes

We’d wrap ourselves in conversation
You tell lies and try my patience
Bite my tongue in frustration
Or you slap my face

Why do you amaze me?
Why do you amaze me?
Why do you fool me into thinkin’ that I’m kind of in love with you?
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[expand title="My Lady of the Mountain"]
I brought you to the river
to watch the fish swim by
and lay around that grassy bank
and breath in that blue sky

I brought you to these waters
to see what you could see
the difference in the two worlds
cant help but frighten me

But darlin, its been a long time
since Ive seen you smile that way at me
darlin, just feel the warmth here
happy’s not the word
you make me free

I brought you to the mountians
to watch the clouds float by
the wind here gives me shivers
the freedom makes me cry

and being with you darlin
forget what we have not
just being at the top here
if theres anyone, theres a god

But darlin, its been a long time
since Ive seen you smile that way at me
darlin, just feel the warmth here
happy’s not the word
you make me free
(Make me free now)

I gave you my decision
reguardless wrong or right
the hills, they make me feel good
they make me feel alive

Like singing with my family
on Sunday afternoon
like laughing in the morning
wrapped up tight with you

But darlin, its been a long time
since Ive seen you smile that way at me
darlin, just feel the warmth here
happy’s not the word
you make me free
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[expand title="Those Green Eyes"]Those green eyes, that black hair,
Made me a sucker, standing there,
At the remains of a high school football game,
And it don’t do me any good to remember you.

In a world of tuxedos and red sequins,
The jealous girl said “that’s an ugly dress,”
But that dress sure did the trick for me,
The picture in my mind is never hard to see.

Fire in the sky, fourth of July,
My heart turned cold as I watched her cry.
In her despair I nearly lost my mind,
It’s like we started over a hundred thousand times.

But those green eyes, that pass me by.
I could not make her mine however hard I tried.
And I am lonely now, but I’ve got my memory
Those green eyes and that black hair, they set me free.
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[expand title="Feb. 20 2000"]
The whipping of the flag above
it sung me to sleep
and I awoke to feel her hair
dancing on my cheek

I awoke with the crazy feeling
that I was where I belong
and the sun warmed a remembered love
in my head I heard this song

Dont leave, youve finaly made it home
aint this the girl that you wanted all along
I know it hurts to think about
everything that went wrong
but I think its over now

And I cant believe how her hands
still fit perfectly in mine
if I dont take my chances now
Ill be searching all my life

Trying to find the feelings that I knew
with this lovley country girl
if those plans are just a young mans mistake
why am I still so set on her

Dont leave, youve finaly made it home
aint this the girl that you wanted all along
I know it hurts to think about
everything that went wrong
but I think its over now

And more than ever, now I hear
that sweet old voice inside my ear
it says

Dont leave, youve finaly made it home
aint this the girl that you wanted all along
I know it hurts to think about
everything that went wrong
but I think its over now

Her hair is still soft and sweet
her eyes still green, her heart still beats
for you and for the lord above
be done with the pain and get on
with the love

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[expand title="Let Myself Live"]
The night just got darker
The moon fell out of sight.
God’s hopeful stars
Were drained of all their light
A dear friend of mine
Who fell on hard times
He thinks his house will clean
If he shares with me mine

I never dream of you a lonely man
I used to grab at truth with those same strong hands
Then when I got sick through the thin and then the thick
I turn my back and I let myself live

Well the nights only get longer
Before your sun will shine
Leave the clock alone my brother
Your enemy is time
Remember what the ramblin man said
On his way back home
Don’t hang your head much longer
There’s more pretty girls than one

I never dream of you a lonely man
I used to grab at truth with those same strong hands
Then when I got sick through the thin and then the thick
I turn my back and I let myself live

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[expand title="I Love You Still"]Two AM, the night is clear and cool
To be out at this hour, decent folk would tell me I’m a fool
But leaving Jenny’s arms feels like a sin
I want to run back to her bed and hold her ’til the sun comes up again

Have I changed your life?
I love you still and I always will

Four AM, the night is over soon
Her eyes, they shine like diamonds, they glow just like the stars in her old room
And I know we make each other mad sometimes
But love is behind all of it, and we’ll still be in love when pain subsides

Now I hope I’ve changed your life
I hope you can be forever with me

Three years and counting
The three best years of my life
But don’t confuse our love with memories
You know the best is yet to come

Two AM, and I’m on my way home
I think of no one but you
I sing my song for you and you alone

And I’m glad you changed my life
Now I love you still
And I love you still
And I love you still
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Country Was (2002)

  • It is currently out of print, but was released on iTunes on February 10, 2009.
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[expand title="Pretty Girl From Matthews"]
Hold on a minute it ain’t time to leave
Tell me how you’re feeling one more time
Four long years and I just can’t believe
That I’m still yours and you’re still mine

While I was gone, yes, I fell in love
Asked around and heard that you did too
Two drunken years and push came to shove
I met love, love left me blue

You’re rising like a sun
That pulled the curtain on the night
Coming through the window
To brighten up my life

And I’m all right, yeah, I think I’m fine
My savior lives in telephones
And I just dream of you and step outside
Dial up and hope that you’re home

You’re rising like a sun
That waits up all night
Coming through the window
To brighten up my life

Hold on a minute, yeah, I do love you
Sometimes I guess that ain’t enough
When you come round you put me through
And I thank you, oh, so much

Another year, maybe, three or four
Maybe five or six or even more
You’ll find another man to take my place
And I’ll see you on the good Lord’s shores

You’re rising like a sun
That pulled the curtain on the night
Coming through the window
To brighten up my life

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[expand title = "Jenny and the Summer Day"]What a darling summer time
I have a car, I have a dime
Baby, Baby
I know that won’t buy anything
But I would steal you anything
Baby, Baby
The sun is hot, the wind is cool
And we are finally out of school
Baby, Baby
Well I’m in love what can I say
With Jenny and the summer day
Baby, Baby, Baby

What a darling summer time
Come on in the water’s fine
Baby, Baby
I know that your afraid to swim
So I’ll stay in the shallow end
Baby, Baby
The sun is hot, the wind is cool
And we are finally out of school
Baby, Baby
Well I’m in love what can I say
The sunlight burned my fear away
Baby, Baby

Ninety and risin’
Soon we’ll have to hide out in the shade
Somewhere it’s rainin’
And baby I can almost hear you say
That you love me
And the summer day
That you love me

What a darling summer time
I have a home in Carolina
Baby, Baby
Not far from the city lights
But we can see the stars at night
Baby, Baby
The day was hot, tonight is cool
And we are finally out of school
Baby, Baby
Well I’m in love what can I say
With Jenny and the summer day

Ninety and risin’
Soon we’ll have to hide out in the shade
Somewhere it’s rainin’
And baby I can almost hear you say
That you love me
And the summer day
That you love me
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[expand title = "A Lot of Movin'"]A lot of movin’, A lot of rollin’
A lot of drivin’, A lot of strollin’
A lot of leavin’ here
A lot of arrivin’ there
Trying to go just about everywhere
A lot of thinking about where I’m going next

If I’s a police
I couldn’t catch me
Because I’m always up and ready
A lot of chasin’ here
Escapin’ there
Blue lights flashin’ ’round everywhere
A lot of woo-ooo where am I going next

A lot of movin’, A lot of rollin’
A lot of drivin’, A lot of strollin’
A lot of leavin’ here
A lot of arrivin’ there
Trying to go just about everywhere
A lot of thinking about where I’m going next

Country to my left side
Country to my right side
City to my left side
City on my right side
Banjos and back seats
Side roads and side streets
Well if you wanna stay for dinner
I’ll throw my suitcase in the river
A lot of drinkin’ here
And drinkin’ there
I’ll play and sing just about any damn where
A lot of thinkin’ about where I’m going next

A lot of movin’, A lot of rollin’
A lot of drivin’, A lot of strollin’
A lot of leavin’ here
A lot of arrivin’ there
Trying to go just about everywhere
A lot of thinking about where I’m going next

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[expand title = "November Blue"]If I weren’t leavin’, would I catch you dreamin’
And if I weren’t gonna be gone now, could I take you home
And if I told you I loved you, would it change what you see
And if I were leavin’, would you stay with me
And if I had money, would it all look good
And if I had a job now, like a good man should
And if I came to you tomorrow, and said let’s run away
Would you roll like the wind does, baby would you stay

My heart is dancin’, to a November tune
And I hope that you hear it, singing songs about you
I sing songs of sorrow, because you’re not around
See, babe I’m gone tomorrow, Baby follow me down

I don’t know why I have to, but this man must move on
I love my time here, didn’t know ’til I was gone
November shadows, shade November change
November spells sweet memory, the season blue remains
November spells sweet memory, the season blue remains

Your yellow hair is like the sunlight, however sweet it shines
Bit by the cold of December, I’m warm beside your smile

Oh lady, tell me I’m not leaving, you’re everything I dreamed
I’m killing myself thinking, I’ve fallen like the leaves
I’m killing myself thinking, I’ve fallen like the leaves

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[expand title = "My Losing Bet"]I waited for you
A hard thing to do
Knowin’ we’re through
And though I don’t have to choose
To welcome you back or push you away
But wait we’re not there yet
And though I’m losing the bet
There’s still the sunset

I felt so surprised
When she arrived
Wearing a smile
Smiles soon turn to tears
Out on her back pier
After all the love how did I end here

Oh Lord, Oh Lord…
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[expand title = "Beside the Yellow Line"]
In time, won’t be long
Until we meet again
Except we’ll just be friends
My God, yeah I know
That’s just the way it goes
Out here on the road
Beside the yellow line

‘Bout five years ago,
I came about this way
But I doubt they’ll know my face
The land hasn’t changed
The stars still pierce the black
And I’m glad that I came back
Beside the yellow line

The mind of a girl,
It’s hard to understand
But I guess ’cause I’m a man
Her heart fears are unknown
Until I am gone
Gotta leave her all alone
Beside the yellow line

And the call of the road,
Unlike the railroad tracks
Unlike the airplane’s path
Her voice floats through the land
And it takes me by the hand
So once again I stand
Beside the yellow line
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[expand title = "Old Wyom"]
Well I dreamed of how our life could be, oh yeah
Lovin’ and a kissin’ ‘neath an old oak tree, uh huh
Well I’d be singing you a song that was twenty lines long
And be catchin’ sweet kisses you can blow way out to Wyom

I’d work my day to come home to you, oh yeah
You could do whatever you wanted to, uh huh
With you big brown eyes and your curly brown hair
I’m doin’ the best I can do just to try to not stare
My God your loveliness

Got a feeling you maybe won’t like the news, oh no
Ya ain’t going like it when you have to choose, oh no
If you and me were born to never be apart
I can feel it in my mind, I can feel it in my soul, in my heart

Oh baby please come around
Oh baby please come around
Oh baby please come around

Was that your man, he’s you fiancee, oh yeah
Another one ties the knot each and everyday, uh huh
I’ve got to get up the nerve to pick up the phone
It’s you sweet mama, I’m a-goin’ carry you back home
Way out to Old Wyom

I probably shoulda thought about lettin’ you know, uh huh
If I love you like I do I should’ve told you so, uh huh
Well I think about you each and every day
It’s just my knees gettin’ weak when I try to say

Oh baby please be mine
Oh baby please be mine
Oh baby please be mine

Got a feelin’ I’m barkin’ up an empty tree
How could something so beautiful think about me?
I put my tail between my legs and turn my back
Try on my trusty ramblin’ sack

I’m off to Old Wyom
I’m off to Old Wyom
I’m off to Old Wyom

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[expand title = "Closing Night"]
The show was over it’s all in the name
It never was before but this ain’t the same
So try to imagine a time and a place
Where the enemy won and the hero was slain

And poetic justice burns in the minds
Of five diying soldiers on the front lines
With nobody’s singing in nobody’s ears
No one’s disappointed, nobody hears

I know a lady, promise her name
The price of her visit suffering and pain
And we gladly waited and we gladly paid
We watched the sun rise, she never came

An electric current moves us around
We sank to our knees to worship the sound
But nobody told us that we’d rise again
Imagine a hero unable to win
Imagine a hero unable to win
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Live at the Double Door Inn (2002)

  • Info about album
liveatthedoubledoorinn

[expand title="A Lot of Moving"]
A lot of movin’, A lot of rollin’
A lot of drivin’, A lot of strollin’
A lot of leavin’ here
A lot of arrivin’ there
Trying to go just about everywhere
A lot of thinking about where I’m going next

If I’s a police
I couldn’t catch me
Because I’m always up and ready
A lot of chasin’ here
Escapin’ there
Blue lights flashin’ ’round everywhere
A lot of woo-ooo where am I going next

A lot of movin’, A lot of rollin’
A lot of drivin’, A lot of strollin’
A lot of leavin’ here
A lot of arrivin’ there
Trying to go just about everywhere
A lot of thinking about where I’m going next

Country to my left side
Country to my right side
City to my left side
City on my right side
Banjos and back seats
Side roads and side streets
Well if you wanna stay for dinner
I’ll throw my suitcase in the river
A lot of drinkin’ here
And drinkin’ there
I’ll play and sing just about any damn where
A lot of thinkin’ about where I’m going next

A lot of movin’, A lot of rollin’
A lot of drivin’, A lot of strollin’
A lot of leavin’ here
A lot of arrivin’ there
Trying to go just about everywhere
A lot of thinking about where I’m going next
[/expand]
[expand title = "Diamond Joe"]Words[/expand]
[expand title = "Sorry Man"]

Your mama doesn’t like me
She thinks I’m a sorry man
When she tells her friends about me
She says I’m a sorry man
And she asks you each day
Why would you stay with a sorry man
Well I was doing my best
Just trying to impress, still a sorry man
And I’ve got news for your ma
I’m the best she ever saw
No one could love your daughter like I do

Your mama told you father
She said I’m a sorry man
So he told me not to ever
Come back here again
So I told your dear old daddy
That he can’t keep us apart
Because it’s you and not your parents
Who can break my heart
And I’ve got news for your ma
I’m the best she ever saw
No one could love your daughter like I do

Well I tried to tell your mama
But I didn’t want to fight
Well they’ll be the same tomorrow
So we’re leaving here tonight
Tomorrow they’ll be waking
To a sad sorry dawn
And then they’ll be sorry
When they see that we’re gone
Cause I’ve got news for your ma
I’m the best she ever saw
No one could love your daughter like I do
[/expand]
[expand title = "Will the Circle Be Unbroken"]TEST[/expand]
[expand title = "Jenny and the Summer Day"]
What a darling summer time
I have a car, I have a dime
Baby, Baby
I know that won’t buy anything
But I would steal you anything
Baby, Baby
The sun is hot, the wind is cool
And we are finally out of school
Baby, Baby
Well I’m in love what can I say
With Jenny and the summer day
Baby, Baby, Baby

What a darling summer time
Come on in the water’s fine
Baby, Baby
I know that your afraid to swim
So I’ll stay in the shallow end
Baby, Baby
The sun is hot, the wind is cool
And we are finally out of school
Baby, Baby
Well I’m in love what can I say
The sunlight burned my fear away
Baby, Baby

Ninety and risin’
Soon we’ll have to hide out in the shade
Somewhere it’s rainin’
And baby I can almost hear you say
That you love me
And the summer day
That you love me

What a darling summer time
I have a home in Carolina
Baby, Baby
Not far from the city lights
But we can see the stars at night
Baby, Baby
The day was hot, tonight is cool
And we are finally out of school
Baby, Baby
Well I’m in love what can I say
With Jenny and the summer day

Ninety and risin’
Soon we’ll have to hide out in the shade
Somewhere it’s rainin’
And baby I can almost hear you say
That you love me
And the summer day
That you love me
[/expand]
[expand title = "Pretty Girl From Matthews"]
Hold on a minute it ain’t time to leave
Tell me how you’re feeling one more time
Four long years and I just can’t believe
That I’m still yours and you’re still mine

While I was gone, yes, I fell in love
Asked around and heard that you did too
Two drunken years and push came to shove
I met love, love left me blue

You’re rising like a sun
That pulled the curtain on the night
Coming through the window
To brighten up my life

And I’m all right, yeah, I think I’m fine
My savior lives in telephones
And I just dream of you and step outside
Dial up and hope that you’re home

You’re rising like a sun
That waits up all night
Coming through the window
To brighten up my life

Hold on a minute, yeah, I do love you
Sometimes I guess that ain’t enough
When you come round you put me through
And I thank you, oh, so much

Another year, maybe, three or four
Maybe five or six or even more
You’ll find another man to take my place
And I’ll see you on the good Lord’s shores

You’re rising like a sun
That pulled the curtain on the night
Coming through the window
To brighten up my life[/expand]

[expand title = "Avett Brothers Monologue"]TEST[/expand]
[expand title = "I'll Fly Away"]TEST[/expand]
[expand title = "Let Myself Live"]TEST[/expand]
[expand title = "November Blue"]TEST[/expand]
[expand title = "My Losing Bet / Going Down the Road Feelin' Bad / Walkin' Down the Line"]TEST[/expand]
[expand title = "Gamblin' Man"]TEST[/expand]
[expand title = "Cripple Creek"]TEST[/expand]
[expand title = "Kind of in Love"]TEST[/expand]
[expand title = "Beside the Yellow Line"]TEST[/expand]

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A Caroline Jubilee (2003)

  • Info about album
carolinajubilee

[expand title="The Traveling Song"]Well I guess if my daddy hadn’t brought me up
Down a long dirt road in a pickup truck
I’d feel alright, ‘neath the city lights
Couldn’t leave the city lights it just ain’t right

I was born out west of Cheyenne town
While my ma and pa was ramblin’ ’round
I’m a rambler too, but I’m country bound
I’ll travel till my country home is found
And I will travel
Yeah, I will travel
I will travel ’till my country home is found

Well a country song on the radio
Country star but what do you know
He’s a city boy singin country tunes
I’m a country boy with those city blues
So I will travel
Yeah I will travel
I will travel ’till my country home is found

Well Chestertown (lets go), Albany (lets go), Neptune (lets go), Pittsburgh (let’s go), Cleveland town (let’s go),…
Etc…

I’ve got the wheels to ride and the wheels to run,
Some say I got ramblin’ in my blood
No pretty girl can slow me down
I’ll travel ’till my country home is found
So I will travel
I will travel
I will travel till my country home is found
Yeah, I will travel
I will travel
I will travel ’till my country home is found
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[expand title = "Love Like the Movies"]So you want to be in love like the movies
But in the movies they’re not in love at all
And with a twinkle in their eyes
They’re just saying their lines
So we can’t be in love like the movies

Now in the movies they make it look so perfect
And in the background they’re always playing the right song
And in the ending there’s always a resolution
But real life is more than just two hours long

So you want to be in love like the movies
But in the movies they’re not in love at all
And with a twinkle in their eyes
They’re just saying their lines
So we can’t be in love like the movies

Well you can freeze frame any moment from a movie
Or run the whole damn thing backwards from reel to reel
But I don’t see one single solitary light technician
Or one single camera in this moonlit field

I don’t want to be in love like the movies
Cause in the movies they’re not in love at all
With a twinkle in their eyes
They’re just saying their lines
So we can’t be in love like the movies.

And with a twinkle in their eyes
They’re just saying their lines
And so we can’t be in love like the movies.
Nooooooo
We can’t be in love like movies
[/expand]
[expand title = "Sorry Man"]Your mama doesn’t like me
She thinks I’m a sorry man
When she tells her friends about me
She says I’m a sorry man
And she asks you each day
Why would you stay with a sorry man
Well I was doing my best
Just trying to impress, still a sorry man
And I’ve got news for your ma
I’m the best she ever saw
No one could love your daughter like I do

Your mama told you father
She said I’m a sorry man
So he told me not to ever
Come back here again
So I told your dear old daddy
That he can’t keep us apart
Because it’s you and not your parents
Who can break my heart
And I’ve got news for your ma
I’m the best she ever saw
No one could love your daughter like I do

Well I tried to tell your mama
But I didn’t want to fight
Well they’ll be the same tomorrow
So we’re leaving here tonight
Tomorrow they’ll be waking
To a sad sorry dawn
And then they’ll be sorry
When they see that we’re gone
Cause I’ve got news for your ma
I’m the best she ever saw
No one could love your daughter like I do
[/expand]
[expand title = "Me and God"]Well I know a preacher he’s a real good man
He speaks from The Good Book and his hand
And helps all people when he can
But me and God don’t need a middle man

Well I found God in a soft woman’s hair
A long days work and a good sittin’ chair
The ups and downs of the treble clef lines
And five miles ago on an interstate sign
My God, my God and I don’t need a middle man
My God, my God and I don’t need a middle man

Now I don’t doubt that The Good Book is true
What’s right for me may not be right for you
To church on Sunday I’ll stand beside
All the hurtin’ people with the fear in their eyes
And I thank the Lord for the country land
Just like pa I thank him for my hands
And I don’t know if my soul is safe
Sometimes I use curse words when I pray
My God, my God and I don’t need a middle man
My God, my God and I don’t need a middle man
My God, my God and I don’t need a middle man
My God, my God and I don’t need a middle man
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[expand title = "Pretty Girl from Raleigh"]Who sold you this anger
I suspect it was your friends
Or was it a stranger
Convincing you that this was the end

And I would like to thank you
For coming round and doing this
My nights have been pretty painful
Losing that pain was always the trick

You always said that I was lying
That I was just a selfish man
But I all ready gave it all away
So you can let go of my selfish hand

So bye bye bye bye bye
I ain’t got time to watch you cry
Cause I’ve been drinking seven hours now
Sympathy is a waste of my high

And I would like to say it hurts me (but it don’t)
That I don’t know just what to do (but I do)
But it don’t hurt when you’re just killing time
I was killing time and I think that you knew
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[expand title = "Do You Love Him"]Do you love him? Do you love him? Do you love him, my dear?
Does he hold you? Does he hug you? Does he keep you near?
And as you lie together, does he whisper in your ear?
Do you love him? Do you love him? Do you love him, my dear?

In the evening, those tired evenings, at twilights first glare
Does he lay in your lap? Do you play with his hair?
And when he falls asleep, Do you just stare?
Do you love him? Do you love him? Do you love him, my dear?

Late in the night when you fear the unknown
Does he warm up your mind? As you chill to the bone
I do love you, I do feel you, Each day and night
But I can’t tell right from wrong, or fear from insight
But you always knew everything and that is what is clear
Do you love him? Do you love him? Do you love him, my dear?
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[expand title = "I Killed Sally's Lover"]Somebody get my shotgun
Somebody get my blade
Sally’s been layin’ with another man
And he’s sleeping in my place
Somebody get my shotgun
Gonna shoot him sure as rain
You can run as fast as you want to boy
I’ll kill you just the same

Somebody get my pocket blade
Gonna cut him don’t you know
You can try to hide all you want to boy
There ain’t nowhere to go
Somebody get my shotgun
Somebody get my blade
Sally’s been layin’ with another man
And he’s sleeping in my place

Now Sally don’t go thinkin’
That you got off so clean
I’d kill you too if I had the nerve
But I just ain’t that mean
So I go and get my murder tools
I throw them in the lake
Gonna steal me an automobile
And drive so far away
Now I am a fugitive
I’m always on the run
Sally told the policeman
Exactly what I’d done
I went and got my shotgun
I went and got my blade
Killed poor Sally’s lover
And I put him in the grave.

Now all you ramblin’ fellas
You listen close to me
That woman gonna bring you pain
Your heart is gonna bleed
But it ain’t worth the trouble
The sufferin’ or the grief
A bleeding heart is better than the penitentiary
I killed Sally’s lover
One dark and dreary day
Sally got another
And I got sent away
Somebody get my shotgun
Somebody get my blade
Sally’s been laying with another man
And I set him in his grave
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[expand title = "Pretty Girl from Locust"]Careful, not to say that I don’t care
Or haven’t, or can’t, or will not again
Winter didn’t die, she was murdered
And you are the culprit, I am the same

It’s only right, it’s only right
For you to fall in love with me
Give me a life, give me a life
Give me tonight, it’s only right

Thirty days alone with the savior
An angel, a devil, rapture and smoke
And I’m careful, just not to say that I miss you
Cause sometimes, I guess I still miss myself

It’s only right, it’s only right
For you to fall, in love with me
Give me a life, give me a life
Give me tonight, it’s only right
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[expand title = "My Last Song to Jenny"]Oh tell me please that I don’t have to read between the lines
Hey this is me and you don’t have to keep something heavy on your mind
Did you sleep?
Not a wink
Well neither did I

I’ve never been too good at readin’ in between the lines
So babe spell it out but you don’t have to shout when you’re talking to me
Do you care?
Are you there?
Well neither am I

Don’t lock your door everyone is poor between the lines
And I could never steal the sadness you feel when your changing you mind
Oh my dear
Can you hear?
Well neither can I

I want to live and I want you to live happy and free
But I don’t know how to seperate the now from what used to be
Will you sleep?
Not a wink
Well neither will I
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[expand title = "Walking for You"]Ain’t got no money
But I’ve got time
I don’t care about the sunshine
But I love to see you smile

So you say you’re lonesome
Baby dry your eyes
Well there’s a road to your door step
I’ll be there by morning’s light

But I don’t have an answer
For when you ask me why
I know I love you baby like I know I never ever
Gonna let you ever say goodbye
Say goodbye, Say goodbye

I’ve got an old Ford pickup truck
I got a Cadillac
And I don’t care how I get there
Transportation can’t hold me back

But I don’t have an answer
For when you ask me why
I know I love you baby like I know I never ever
Gonna let you ever say goodbye
Say goodbye, Say goodbye

Cause I’ve had bad lovers, yeah
That walked to my back door
I’ve wasted years walkin’ for them gals
That’s how I know you’re worth walking for

So you say you’re so in love
Well baby so am I
And I don’t care if I’m on the road
I am always by your side

But I don’t have an answer
When you ask me why
I know I love you baby like I know I never ever
Gonna let you ever say goodbye
Say goodbye, Say goodbye
[/expand]
[expand title = "The D Bag Rag"] Avett Jam [/expand]
[expand title = "Pretty Girl from Annapolis"]Oh don’t you look at me that way
I would be honest but I don’t know how to say
I’ve been lazy with my love
Can’t you give me a chance to make it up to you

I’m always chasing some far off dream
My lady I know it’s not easy for you to see
But I’ve lied to myself
And your lovelyness no it doesn’t help
No your beautiful smile don’t help

My dreams are lies
That I have tried to ignore
My dreams fly me
To a place near Baltimore

And I love this moment we’re in
Though we might never see this moment again
May you find all that you need
An easy way to forget about me
May you forget about me

My dreams are lies
That I have tried to ignore
My dreams fly me
To a place near Baltimore

And if I don’t make it to the spring
May you catch the joy that a melody brings
From my dear brothers ragged six string
Singing the songs we’re embarrassed to sing
May you never be embarrassed to sing

My dreams are lies
That I have tried to ignore
My dreams fly me
To a place near Baltimore
[/expand]
[expand title = "Smoke in Our Lights"]You’re not a girl, you’re a town
You’re snow on the ground
You’re my first year in school
You’re the words in a song that Hoon sang to me
And all around my memories, you dance

You’re not a girl, you’re a car
You’re a red Trans Am
You’re 90 miles an hour
We never get caught cause there’s no cops around
And no roads like this, downtown

Why’d we have to change
It all seems so fine
We’ll go our own ways
We’re both asking
Why’d we have to change
It all seems so fine
We’ll go our own ways
We’re both asking, why

You’re not a girl, you’re the night of the homecoming game
You’re the voice in my head
Just begging me to stay
You’re the smoke in our lights as we sped away
To catch the moonlight on the graves

You’re not a girl, you’re a waltz
You’re a canopy bed
You’re June to August
You’re the back and forth sway of the hammock all day
When I asked you what did you say?

Why’d we have to change
It all seems so fine
We’ll go our own ways
We’re both asking
Why’d we have to change
It all seems so fine
We’ll go our own ways
We’re both asking, why
[/expand]
[expand title = "Offering"]Babe I’m lost
Cause I don’t know what to say
Hmmm I love you
Want to make you my wife someday

Don’t wanna steal you
Of a young woman’s light
To me it’s perfect
Just wanna do you right

And I’ve known others
And I’ve loved others too
But I loved them cause they were stepping stones
On a staircase to you

Sometimes I act foolish
I don’t know what to do
Please babe try not to judge me
For my offering is true

And I dream of children
We can call our own
Watch ‘em run around in the front yard
From the front porch of our home
[/expand]
[expand title = "August 15, 1985"]TEST[/expand]
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Mignonette(2004)

  • Info about album
mignonette_album

[expand title="Swept Away (Sentimental Version)"]Well you send my life a whirling
Darling when you’re twirling
On the floor
Who cares about tomorrow?
What more is tomorrow?
Than another day.

When you swept me away
Yeah you swept me away

I see the end of the rainbow
But what more is a rainbow
Than colors out of reach
If you come down to my window
And I climb out my window
Then we’ll get out of reach

Then you swept me away
Yeah you swept me away

You said with such honest feeling
But what’d you really mean
When you said that I’m your man
Well how my darling can it be
When you have never seen me
And you never will again

That you swept me away
Yeah you swept me away

Life is ever changing but I will always
Find a constant and comfort in your love
With your heart my soul is bound
And as we dance I know that heaven can be found

Well you send my life a whirling
Darling when you’re twirling
On the floor
Who cares about tomorrow?
What more is tomorrow?
Than another day.

When you swept me away
Yeah you swept me away
Yeah you swept me away
[/expand]
[expand title = "Nothing Short of Thankful"]Hey man (yes)
Do you think we’ll ever get back home?
Well I (guess)
We choose our battles one by one.
How I need (rest)
One more day of travel on the road.
How we’ve been (blessed)
Some times I don’t feel that way.

Nothing’s gonna change my mind,
I’m walkin’ a different highway.
Nothing’s gonna change my mind.
I’m travelin’ a different line.
Oh, nothing’s gonna change my mind.
You’ll find what you need if you want it.
Nothing’s gonna change my mind.
I’ll find mine.

Brothers (yes)
I know I’m up and down.
Please, try to (accept)
Apologies for the sadness that I’ve found.
The years we’ve (spent)
Nothing short of grateful for our trip.
And those we’ve (met)
Nothing short of thankful.
Nothing’s gonna change my mind,
I’m travelin’ a different highway.
Nothing’s gonna change my mind.
I’m walkin’ a different line.
Oh, nothing’s gonna change my mind.
You’ll find what you need if you want it.
Nothing’s gonna change my mind.
I’ll find mine.

Boss man said work your way
Put it off for another day
I’m not listening tomorrow may not come
Lazy men find an easy way
Easy work for easy pay
I’m not listening there ain’t no such a thing
Boss man said work your way
Put if off for another day
I’m not listening tomorrow may not come
Lazy men find an easy way
Easy work for easy pay
I’m not listening there ain’t no such a thing as that

Hey man (yo)
Do you think they’re listening
To a thing? (no no no)
I wonder what’s on their mind.
We all should (go)
Break down the walls being built around us.
We’ll make a (show)
Make it for our sons and our daughters.

Nothing’s gonna change my mind,
I’m walkin’ a different highway.
Nothing’s gonna change my mind.
I’m travelin’ a different line.
Oh, nothing’s gonna change my mind.
You’ll find what you need if you want it.
Nothing’s gonna change my mind.
I’ll find mine.
[/expand]
[expand title = "The New Love Song"]Elegant and soft
Feminine as you ougt
One with earth and one with God
Won’t you please forgive me
Won’t you please forgive me

As the daylight sinks
As I fail to stop and think
Once I cursed the things I’ve done
Won’t you please forgive me
Won’t you please forgive me

Young bride take my name
Burn the questions burn the shame
You don’t have to live by them
Won’t you please forgive them
Won’t you please forgive them

Sleep well when the night time falls
Wait ’till morning when I call
Don’t believe the bad you saw
Won’t you please forgive them

Tenderness and grace
How you’ve come this place
However dangerous or safe
I’ll find within you
I’ll find within you
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[expand title = "At the Beach"]I know that you’re smiling, baby,
I don’t even need to see your face
Sunset at the shoreline, we are laughing, breaking up,
Just like the waves
Are you feeling, feeling, feeling like I’m, feeling
Like I’m floating, floating, up above that big blue ocean
Sand beneath our feet, big blue sky above our heads,
No need to keep stressing from our everyday life on our minds
We have got to leave all that behind

Well, I have got a sister,
And she has got a baby with brand new eyes
And her daddy is an engineer,
And they just took her to the sea for the first time
Now they’re under, under, underneath a big umbrella
Summer, summer, summer time to help us forget, nine to fives
We have got to leave all that behind

I have worries to give to the sea
We can walk dear the pier is farther than it seems

Midnight at the shoreline, fireworks above us
A screaming bloom
They’re sent by some teenager and kid whoever you are
I am thanking you
Now we’re dancing, dancing, dancing with no music
What is happening, happening, happening and no feelings
Except this is right
We just had to leave all that behind
[/expand]
[expand title = "Signs"]It’s the place and your friends that got me down
Tellin’ me I should not hang around
There’s a sign in the window
Tellin’ me I’ve got to go

I see the signs everyday
In your face and in your way that you act
It’s not that it hurts my pride
Now I see the other side of you
The side that won’t let down
The side that won’t let go

I didn’t mean for me to see
Things I see in you and me
But know I know that we can’t live together
The way I want to live free forever
[/expand]
[expand title="Hard Worker"]I’m a hard hard worker everyday
I’m a hard hard worker and I’m workin’ everyday
I’m a hard hard worker and I’m savin’ all my pay
If I ever get some money for the wait
I’m going to take it all out and celebrate
I’m a hard hard worker everyday

Well I woke up early this morn
And I woke up early this morn, morn, morn
Yeah I woke up early this morn
And I got up early to sing
And I got up early to sing
I got up early to sing
I’m a hard hard worker I’m workin’ everyday
I’m a hard hard worker and I’m savin’ all my pay
If I ever get some money for the wait
I’m going to take it all out and celebrate
I’m a hard hard worker everyday

Well I give my thanks to the Lord
And I give my thanks to the Lord, Lord, Lord
Lord, please give me some more
And I got way down on my knees
Sayin’ Lord can’t you help me if you please, please, please
Can you save me from this workin’ man’s disease

Load in
Load out
Get down
Get out
Drive home
Too late
My mind stays crooked
And my back stays straight
I’m a hard hard worker everyday
I’m a hard hard worker and I’m savin’ all my pay
If I ever get some money for the wait
I’m going to take it all out and celebrate
I’m a hard hard worker everyday
I’m a hard hard worker everyday
I’m a hard hard worker everyday
[/expand]
[expand title = "Letter to a Pretty Girl"]Hey, hey, Carla
It’s a long way to Missouri
From this highway
East of Roanoke
We had a moment
That felt like summer
Now in slumber
I can see your smile
We drive for miles
Through corporate Ohio
Rest stops in West Virginia
Traffic in Washington DC
But of all the scenes that I see
Played out this window to the left of me
The thought of you it shines
The band plays on, I keep the time

We play in the night time
Awake before sunrise
Wipe the sleep from my eyes
Coffee my best friend
You dance between classes
Complete difficult assignments
Wonder where the time went
Out drinking with your friends
We see a lot of beauty
Some becomes ordinary
Mountains, and canyons, and prairies
Sunset over Chesapeake Bay
Dear, dear Carla
It’s only that I’m askin’
Make time more easy for the passin’
If I knew I would see you again
Of all the beauty that I see
Out this window to the left of me
The thought of you it shines
The band plays on, I keep the time
The time is marked, between the lines
Hmmm… I keep the time
[/expand]
[expand title = "Please Pardon Yourself"]As I turn my head to your side of the bed
While you wake, What’s on your mind?
To this awful news try not to hold on
The day will come, the sun will rise, and we’ll be fine

As long as I feel, as strong as I feel
I will carry you as long as I can
As hard on yourself, please pardon yourself
Do the best you can and that won’t go unseen

How do I know when it’s time to stop?
Runnin’ from the things I do, being things I’m not
Oh I have tried, but I just changed my mind
Every night befalls every morning light

How do I know that you will never stop?
Knowin’ me, and trustin’ me, and lovin’ me a lot
Oh I have tried, but I just changed my mind
Every night befalls every morning light

Well there’s only so many ways
You can give your loving to me
I’d give my soul for just for one of them now
I’d give up the drinking, just tell me how

And there’s only so many years
I’m going to give my love to you
And I spent the last one hidden away
Screaming my lungs out with nothing to say

As I turn my head to your side of the bed
While you wake, What’s on your mind?
To this awful news try not to hold on
The day will come, the sun will rise, and we’ll be fine
[/expand]
[expand title = "Pretty Girl at the Airport"]Wish me luck I know you think I’ll need it
For all the hardest roads we have to walk alone
And you don’t have to tell me that you love me
For all the words I’ve never understood
I know, I know

The wind that blows from here to California
Never stops to turn and wonder why it goes
And you don’t have to tell me when you’re leaving
For all the plans I’ve never understood
I know, I know

Leave now while you can
I’m not your man
I know, I know

To have your things and wait there for a plane ride
No one there to sit and hold your hand in flight
But everyone I know out here is lonely
Even those that have someone to lie beside at night

Leave me with the dawn
It’s almost gone
I know, I know
Leave now while you can
I’m not your man
I know, I know
[/expand]
[expand title = "Pretty Girl from Cedar Lane"]I had a moment, when I thought I might be wrong
But Ashley how could it be
I waited on the rooftop, all night long
But you weren’t coming for me
And now I’m sitting here like a mixed up little kid
You said you wanted me but you never did
There was a moment when I thought our love was strong
But now that moment is gone

I could stand right underneath the window of your room
Throwing rocks I’ve done it before
And I would love to find a reason to dazzle you with lies
But I don’t have the energy no more
And you never promise anything you didn’t give
I assumed that you’d say yes but you never did
There was a moment my love for you was strong
But now that moment is gone
Now that moment is gone

I saw you behind the camera
Whispering to your friends and watching me
I fell in love with you there
Which proves the fool that I can often be

I had a moment when I thought I might be right
But Ashley how could it be
I drank your share bourbon thinking you might come around
There ain’t no one on the rooftop but me
And now I’m sitting here like a mixed up little kid
You said you wanted me but you never did
There was a moment my love for you was strong
But Ashley that moment is gone
Ashley that moment is gone
Now that moment is gone
[/expand]
[expand title="Causey Commentary"]WOrds to song[/expand]
[expand title = "One Line Wonder"]I love you but I can’t remember why
Stars fallin’ from high forgotten sky
I was a one-line wonder in my own love song

I keep a little journal by my bed
Dreams help me find the words I haven’t said
Like when a little girlie said goodbye to me

From behind a screen door
I won’t see her again I’m sure
Didn’t I say I need you
I tried to move on but I can’t
I tried to think of bad times
Good memories are all I have

I love you but I can’t remember why
I’d love to find a reason to deny
I was a one-hit wonder in my own hometown

And I guess I might have made a few mistakes
But maybe that’s exactly what it takes
To get a little happy in this big sad world

How many have you made
And which of those have you laid on down to die
Well didn’t I say I need you
I tried to move on but I can’t
I tried to think of bad times
Good memories are all I have
[/expand]
[expand title = "The Day That Marvin Gaye Died"]I think I dreamed you, again last night.
I hope wherever you are, things turned out right.
But it’s never the same, when you lose and you gain.

I see the truth now
I see the truth now
I just want to hold you
I should have told you
We are in love
We are in …

You tan stomach; and that mole on your lip.
We coulda had it all in one time; if I didn’t slip.
Trip on my words; and land on my heart.

I see the truth now
I see the truth now
I just want to hold you
I should have told you
We are in love
We are in …
We are in …
We are in …

The road can be cold
And it’s always long.
The sermon I whisper these days
Are the words to a song
Are you in the old town?
Are you buckled in?

It’s not the same
Our lives are not the same
I still want to hold you
I should have told you
We are in love
We are in …

Love is on it’s way
The dying wish of Marvin Gaye
Michelle I know you’ll understand
The answers in your hands
The answers in your hands
[/expand]
[expand title = "SSS"]I never thought I’d feel
Feel the way I do
When I’m in your arms
Ba da ba ba
Sing your melody to me
And if you want me to leave
I’d walk away from this old farm
Ba da ba ba

Baby, baby,
There ain’t no cows left for milking
Baby, baby,
There ain’t no chickens laying nothing
I’ll walk on anything for you
I’ll walk on anything for you
I’ll walk off on anything for you
I’ll walk off on anything for you

I was always told that
I would find somebody
I could keep a promise for
Ba da ba ba
Words that don’t mean a thing
To a broken-hearted man
I felt that way before
Ba da ba ba

Baby, baby,
I don’t remember feeling that way
Baby, baby,
And I owe it all to you
I’d take a nine to five for you
I’ll take that nine to five for you
I’d take a nine to five for you
I’ll work that nine to five for you

I’m convinced that nothings true
Just cause love worked out for you
Don’t impress me no more
Ba da ba ba
Words that don’t mean a thing
To me I’m a broken-hearted man
I got dreams but nothing to hope for
Ba da ba ba

Lady, lady,
Keep your distance I mean no good
Lady, lady,
I’m broken-hearted and I think the world should
All be broken-hearted too
All be broken-hearted too
All be broken-hearted too
Ya’ll should be broken-hearted too
I’d like to give all my pain to you
If I could I’d give all my pain to you
[/expand]
[expand title = "Swept Away"]Well you send my life a whirling
Darling when you’re twirling
On the floor
Who cares about tomorrow?
What more is tomorrow?
Than another day.

When you swept me away
Yeah you swept me away
La la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la

I see the end of the rainbow
But what more is a rainbow
Than colors out of reach
If you come down to my window
And I climb out my window
Then we’ll get out of reach

Then you swept me away
Yeah you swept me away

You said with such honest feeling
But what’d you really mean
When you said that I’m your man
Well how my darling can it be
When you have never seen me
And you never will again

That you swept me away
Yeah you swept me away

Well life is ever changing
But I will always find a constant
And comfort in your love
With your heart my soul is bound
And as we dance I know
That heaven will be found

Well you send my life a whirling
Darling when you’re twirling
On the floor
And who cares about tomorrow?
Girl, what more is tomorrow?
Than another day.

When you swept me away
Yeah you swept me away
Yeah you swept me away
[/expand]
[expand title="A Gift for Melody Anne"]I want to get back
I want to get square
I want to get back all the hopes and the dreams that I had
That the good lord above us can’t spare
Like that actor said I don’t want to lose heart
I don’t want to get beat beat down by the big big world
I’ll quit before I even start
Lord I just want my life to be true
And I just want my heart to be true
And I just want my words to be true
I want my soul to feel brand new
I want to hold hands yeah
Yeah and I want make love
I want to keep running all day and and all night
Even when my mind tells my body that’s enough
And I want to stand up yeah and I want to stand tall
If I ever have a son, if I ever have a daughter
I don’t want to tell them that I didn’t give my all
And I just want my life to be true
I just want my heart to be true
I just want my words to be true
I want my soul to feel brand brand new
Like a fresh coat of paint
We can make it anything but blue
Anything but blue
Now when your dreams start saying I can’t come true
You’d be better off without me
Don’t let em go, don’t let em go
I don’t want to go broke, not from one bad deal
I don’t want to be up all night crying in my hands
For a girl that isn’t even real
Lord I just want my life to be true
And I just want my heart to be true
And I just want my words to be true
And I just want my song to be true
And I just want my heart to be true
And I just want my life to be true
And I just want my words to be true
And I just want my heart to be true
And I just want my life to be true
And I just want my song to be true
And I just want my life to be true
I want my soul to feel brand new
I want my soul to feel brand new[/expand]
[expand title = "Complainte D'Un Matelot Mourant"]TEST[/expand]
[expand title = "Salvation Song"]If you take my heart
Don’t leave the smallest part
I’ve no need to live if you’re to come up gone
An as my life turns to a song
And if and when I treat you wrong
No I never want to hurt our family

And I would give up everything
No this is not just about me
And I don’t know a plainer way to say it Babe
And they may pay us off in fame
Though that is not why we came
And I know well and good that won’t heal our hearts

We came for salvation
We came for family
We came for all that’s good that’s how we’ll walk away
We came to break the bad
We came to cheer the sad
We came to leave behind the world a better way

Now if I’m walkin’ through the rain
And I hear you call my name
I will break into a run without a pause
And if your love laughs at your dreams
Well it’s not as bad as it seems
Either way one of them has got to go
And if you take of my soul
You can still leave it whole
With the pieces of you own you leave behind

We came for salvation
We came for family
We came for all that’s good that’s how we’ll walk away
We came to break the bad
We came to cheer the sad
We came to leave behind the world a better way

And I would give up everything
And if you were to come up clean
And see you shine so bright in a world of woe
And they may pay us off in fame
But that is not why we came
And if it compromises truth then we will go

We came for salvation
We came for family
We came for all that’s good that’s how we’ll walk away
We came to break the bad
We came to cheer the sad
We came to leave behind the world a better way
[/expand]
[expand title = "Signs"]It’s the place and your friends that got me down
Tellin’ me I should not hang around
There’s a sign in the window
Tellin’ me I’ve got to go

I see the signs everyday
In your face and in your way that you act
It’s not that it hurts my pride
Now I see the other side of you
The side that won’t let down
The side that won’t let go

I didn’t mean for me to see
Things I see in you and me
But know I know that we can’t live together
The way I want to live free foreve
[/expand]
[expand title = "Laser Pants"]TEST[/expand]
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Live Vol. 2(2005)

  • Info about album
album-live-vol-2

[expand title="Pretty Girl from Annapolis"]Oh don’t you look at me that way
I would be honest but I don’t know how to say
I’ve been lazy with my love
Can’t you give me a chance to make it up to you

I’m always chasing some far off dream
My lady I know it’s not easy for you to see
But I’ve lied to myself
And your lovelyness no it doesn’t help
No your beautiful smile don’t help

My dreams are lies
That I have tried to ignore
My dreams fly me
To a place near Baltimore

And I love this moment we’re in
Though we might never see this moment again
May you find all that you need
An easy way to forget about me
May you forget about me

My dreams are lies
That I have tried to ignore
My dreams fly me
To a place near Baltimore

And if I don’t make it to the spring
May you catch the joy that a melody brings
From my dear brothers ragged six string
Singing the songs we’re embarrassed to sing
May you never be embarrassed to sing

My dreams are lies
That I have tried to ignore
My dreams fly me
To a place near Baltimore
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[expand title="Love Like the Movies"]So you want to be in love like the movies
But in the movies they’re not in love at all
And with a twinkle in their eyes
They’re just saying their lines
So we can’t be in love like the movies

Now in the movies they make it look so perfect
And in the background they’re always playing the right song
And in the ending there’s always a resolution
But real life is more than just two hours long

So you want to be in love like the movies
But in the movies they’re not in love at all
And with a twinkle in their eyes
They’re just saying their lines
So we can’t be in love like the movies

Well you can freeze frame any moment from a movie
Or run the whole damn thing backwards from reel to reel
But I don’t see one single solitary light technician
Or one single camera in this moonlit field

I don’t want to be in love like the movies
Cause in the movies they’re not in love at all
With a twinkle in their eyes
They’re just saying their lines
So we can’t be in love like the movies.

And with a twinkle in their eyes
They’re just saying their lines
And so we can’t be in love like the movies.
Nooooooo
We can’t be in love like movies
[/expand]
[expand title = "Walking for You"]Ain’t got no money
But I’ve got time
I don’t care about the sunshine
But I love to see you smile

So you say you’re lonesome
Baby dry your eyes
Well there’s a road to your door step
I’ll be there by morning’s light

But I don’t have an answer
For when you ask me why
I know I love you baby like I know I never ever
Gonna let you ever say goodbye
Say goodbye, Say goodbye

I’ve got an old Ford pickup truck
I got a Cadillac
And I don’t care how I get there
Transportation can’t hold me back

But I don’t have an answer
For when you ask me why
I know I love you baby like I know I never ever
Gonna let you ever say goodbye
Say goodbye, Say goodbye

Cause I’ve had bad lovers, yeah
That walked to my back door
I’ve wasted years walkin’ for them gals
That’s how I know you’re worth walking for

So you say you’re so in love
Well baby so am I
And I don’t care if I’m on the road
I am always by your side

But I don’t have an answer
When you ask me why
I know I love you baby like I know I never ever
Gonna let you ever say goodbye
Say goodbye, Say goodbye
[/expand]
[expand title = "Do You Love Him"]Do you love him? Do you love him? Do you love him, my dear?
Does he hold you? Does he hug you? Does he keep you near?
And as you lie together, does he whisper in your ear?
Do you love him? Do you love him? Do you love him, my dear?

In the evening, those tired evenings, at twilights first glare
Does he lay in your lap? Do you play with his hair?
And when he falls asleep, Do you just stare?
Do you love him? Do you love him? Do you love him, my dear?

Late in the night when you fear the unknown
Does he warm up your mind? As you chill to the bone
I do love you, I do feel you, Each day and night
But I can’t tell right from wrong, or fear from insight
But you always knew everything and that is what is clear
Do you love him? Do you love him? Do you love him, my dear?
[/expand]
[expand title = "I Killed Sally's Lover"]A lot of movin’, A lot of rollin’
A lot of drivin’, A lot of strollin’
A lot of leavin’ here
A lot of arrivin’ there
Trying to go just about everywhere
A lot of thinking about where I’m going next

If I’s a police
I couldn’t catch me
Because I’m always up and ready
A lot of chasin’ here
Escapin’ there
Blue lights flashin’ ’round everywhere
A lot of woo-ooo where am I going next

A lot of movin’, A lot of rollin’
A lot of drivin’, A lot of strollin’
A lot of leavin’ here
A lot of arrivin’ there
Trying to go just about everywhere
A lot of thinking about where I’m going next

Country to my left side
Country to my right side
City to my left side
City on my right side
Banjos and back seats
Side roads and side streets
Well if you wanna stay for dinner
I’ll throw my suitcase in the river
A lot of drinkin’ here
And drinkin’ there
I’ll play and sing just about any damn where
A lot of thinkin’ about where I’m going next

A lot of movin’, A lot of rollin’
A lot of drivin’, A lot of strollin’
A lot of leavin’ here
A lot of arrivin’ there
Trying to go just about everywhere
A lot of thinking about where I’m going next
[/expand]
[expand title = "Smoke in Our Lights"]You’re not a girl, you’re a town
You’re snow on the ground
You’re my first year in school
You’re the words in a song that Hoon sang to me
And all around my memories, you dance

You’re not a girl, you’re a car
You’re a red Trans Am
You’re 90 miles an hour
We never get caught cause there’s no cops around
And no roads like this, downtown

Why’d we have to change
It all seems so fine
We’ll go our own ways
We’re both asking
Why’d we have to change
It all seems so fine
We’ll go our own ways
We’re both asking, why

You’re not a girl, you’re the night of the homecoming game
You’re the voice in my head
Just begging me to stay
You’re the smoke in our lights as we sped away
To catch the moonlight on the graves

You’re not a girl, you’re a waltz
You’re a canopy bed
You’re June to August
You’re the back and forth sway of the hammock all day
When I asked you what did you say?

Why’d we have to change
It all seems so fine
We’ll go our own ways
We’re both asking
Why’d we have to change
It all seems so fine
We’ll go our own ways
We’re both asking, why
[/expand]
[expand title = "A Lot of Movin"]A lot of movin’, A lot of rollin’
A lot of drivin’, A lot of strollin’
A lot of leavin’ here
A lot of arrivin’ there
Trying to go just about everywhere
A lot of thinking about where I’m going next

If I’s a police
I couldn’t catch me
Because I’m always up and ready
A lot of chasin’ here
Escapin’ there
Blue lights flashin’ ’round everywhere
A lot of woo-ooo where am I going next

A lot of movin’, A lot of rollin’
A lot of drivin’, A lot of strollin’
A lot of leavin’ here
A lot of arrivin’ there
Trying to go just about everywhere
A lot of thinking about where I’m going next

Country to my left side
Country to my right side
City to my left side
City on my right side
Banjos and back seats
Side roads and side streets
Well if you wanna stay for dinner
I’ll throw my suitcase in the river
A lot of drinkin’ here
And drinkin’ there
I’ll play and sing just about any damn where
A lot of thinkin’ about where I’m going next

A lot of movin’, A lot of rollin’
A lot of drivin’, A lot of strollin’
A lot of leavin’ here
A lot of arrivin’ there
Trying to go just about everywhere
A lot of thinking about where I’m going next
[/expand]
[expand title = "November Blue"]If I weren’t leavin’, would I catch you dreamin’
And if I weren’t gonna be gone now, could I take you home
And if I told you I loved you, would it change what you see
And if I were leavin’, would you stay with me
And if I had money, would it all look good
And if I had a job now, like a good man should
And if I came to you tomorrow, and said let’s run away
Would you roll like the wind does, baby would you stay

My heart is dancin’, to a November tune
And I hope that you hear it, singing songs about you
I sing songs of sorrow, because you’re not around
See, babe I’m gone tomorrow, Baby follow me down

I don’t know why I have to, but this man must move on
I love my time here, didn’t know ’til I was gone
November shadows, shade November change
November spells sweet memory, the season blue remains
November spells sweet memory, the season blue remains

Your yellow hair is like the sunlight, however sweet it shines
Bit by the cold of December, I’m warm beside your smile

Oh lady, tell me I’m not leaving, you’re everything I dreamed
I’m killing myself thinking, I’ve fallen like the leaves
I’m killing myself thinking, I’ve fallen like the leaves
[/expand]
[expand title = "Wanted Man"]Bullet in my shoulder, blood running down my vest
Twenty in the posse and they’re never gonna let me rest
‘Till I became a wanted man, well I never even owned a gun
Now they own me like a mountain cat and I’m always on the run

Well I killed poor Jed Bryce in a bad laredo fight
I killed him with my bare hands for the girl I loved that night
Jed’s brothers out to get me, he’s coming with his gang
And I’d rather shoot it out by God than let them watch me hang

Bullet in my shoulder, blood running down my vest
Twenty in the posse and they’re never gonna let me rest
‘Till I became a wanted man, well I never even owned a gun
Now they own me like a mountain cat and I’m always on the run

She had spangles on her wedding dress,
She had laughter in her voice
And when they tried to put their hands on her,
My heart left me no choice
Now was she really worth it, I guess I’ll never know
She’ll be drinking someone elses rye, when I’m six feet below.

Bullet in my shoulder, blood running down my vest
Twenty in the posse and they’re never gonna let me rest
‘Till I became a wanted man, well I never even owned a gun
Now they own me like a mountain cat and I’m always on the run
[/expand]
[expand title = "Old Joe Clark"][Instrumental]

Ladies and gentlemen… Bob Crawford…

[Instrumental]

Give it up for Bobby Crawford

[Instrumental]

Thank You, Thank You
Bobby Crawford on the bass
[/expand]
[expand title = "My Last Song to Jenny"]Oh tell me please that I don’t have to read between the lines
Hey this is me and you don’t have to keep something heavy on your mind
Did you sleep?
Not a wink
Well neither did I

I’ve never been too good at readin’ in between the lines
So babe spell it out but you don’t have to shout when you’re talking to me
Do you care?
Are you there?
Well neither am I

Don’t lock your door everyone is poor between the lines
And I could never steal the sadness you feel when your changing you mind
Oh my dear
Can you hear?
Well neither can I

I want to live and I want you to live happy and free
But I don’t know how to seperate the now from what used to be
Will you sleep?
Not a wink
Well neither will I
[/expand]
[expand title = "The Traveling Song"]Well I guess if my daddy hadn’t brought me up
Down a long dirt road in a pickup truck
I’d feel alright, ‘neath the city lights
Couldn’t leave the city lights it just ain’t right

I was born out west of Cheyenne town
While my ma and pa was ramblin’ ’round
I’m a rambler too, but I’m country bound
I’ll travel till my country home is found
And I will travel
Yeah, I will travel
I will travel ’till my country home is found

Well a country song on the radio
Country star but what do you know
He’s a city boy singin country tunes
I’m a country boy with those city blues
So I will travel
Yeah I will travel
I will travel ’till my country home is found

Well Chestertown (lets go), Albany (lets go), Neptune (lets go), Pittsburgh (let’s go), Cleveland town (let’s go),…
Etc…

I’ve got the wheels to ride and the wheels to run,
Some say I got ramblin’ in my blood
No pretty girl can slow me down
I’ll travel ’till my country home is found
So I will travel
I will travel
I will travel till my country home is found
Yeah, I will travel
I will travel
I will travel ’till my country home is found
[/expand]
[expand title = "Offering"]Babe I’m lost
Cause I don’t know what to say
Hmmm I love you
Want to make you my wife someday

Don’t wanna steal you
Of a young woman’s light
To me it’s perfect
Just wanna do you right

And I’ve known others
And I’ve loved others too
But I loved them cause they were stepping stones
On a staircase to you

Sometimes I act foolish
I don’t know what to do
Please babe try not to judge me
For my offering is true

And I dream of children
We can call our own
Watch ‘em run around in the front yard
From the front porch of our home
[/expand]
[expand title = "A Gift for Melody Anne"]I want to get back
I want to get square
I want to get back all the hopes and the dreams that I had
That the good lord above us can’t spare
Like that actor said I don’t want to lose heart
I don’t want to get beat beat down by the big big world
I’ll quit before I even start

Lord I just want my life to be true
And I just want my heart to be true
And I just want my words to be true
I want my soul to feel brand new

I want to hold hands yeah
Yeah and I want make love
I want to keep running all day and and all night
Even when my mind tells my body that’s enough[/expand]
[expand title = "Complainte D'un Matelot Mourant"]Instrumental[/expand]
[expand title = "Pretty Girl from Raleigh"]Who sold you this anger
I suspect it was your friends
Or was it a stranger
Convincing you that this was the end

And I would like to thank you
For coming round and doing this
My nights have been pretty painful
Losing that pain was always the trick

You always said that I was lying
That I was just a selfish man
But I all ready gave it all away
So you can let go of my selfish hand

So bye bye bye bye bye
I ain’t got time to watch you cry
Cause I’ve been drinking seven hours now
Sympathy is a waste of my high

And I would like to say it hurts me (but it don’t)
That I don’t know just what to do (but I do)
But it don’t hurt when you’re just killing time
I was killing time and I think that you knew
[/expand]
[expand title = "Please Pardon Yourself"]As I turn my head to your side of the bed
While you wake, What’s on your mind?
To this awful news try not to hold on
The day will come, the sun will rise, and we’ll be fine

As long as I feel, as strong as I feel
I will carry you as long as I can
As hard on yourself, please pardon yourself
Do the best you can and that won’t go unseen

How do I know when it’s time to stop?
Runnin’ from the things I do, being things I’m not
Oh I have tried, but I just changed my mind
Every night befalls every morning light

How do I know that you will never stop?
Knowin’ me, and trustin’ me, and lovin’ me a lot
Oh I have tried, but I just changed my mind
Every night befalls every morning light

Well there’s only so many ways
You can give your loving to me
I’d give my soul for just for one of them now
I’d give up the drinking, just tell me how

And there’s only so many years
I’m going to give my love to you
And I spent the last one hidden away
Screaming my lungs out with nothing to say

As I turn my head to your side of the bed
While you wake, What’s on your mind?
To this awful news try not to hold on
The day will come, the sun will rise, and we’ll be fine
[/expand]
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Four Thieves Gone(2006)

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fourtheivesgone

[expand title="Talk on Indolence"]Well I’ve been lockin’ myself up in my house for sometime now
Readin’ and writin’ and readin’ and thinkin’
And searching for reasons and missing the seasons.
The Autumn, the Spring, the Summer, the snow.
The record will stop the record will go.
Latches latched the windows down,
The dog coming in the dog going out.
Up with caffeine and down with a shot.
Constantly worried about what I’ve got.
Distracting my work but I can’t make a stop
And my confidence on and my confidence off.
And I sink to the bottom and rise to the top
And I think to myself that I do this a lot.
World outside just goes it goes it goes it goes it goes it goes…
And witness it all from the blinds of my window.
THREE, FOUR

I’m a little nervous ’bout what you’ll think
When you see me in my swimming trunks
And last night in New York I got raging drunk
Remember one time I got raging drunk with you

Now, I can recall a time when we made the city
Streets our playground, kissing in the fountains
Filled with cigarettes and bottles
Sped through Italian city streets of cobblestone

Because we had to
Because I loved you
Because the damned alcohol
Beacuse what ever at all

Now I’ve grown to aware of my mortality
To let go and forget about dying
Long enough to drop the hammer down
And let the indolence go wild and flying through

Because we had to
[/expand]
[expand title = "Pretty Girl from Feltre"]Susanna, Italiana, what do you want to do?
I thought I had figured it out nut that was before you

Walking a mile into town
Hoping to see you around
Hoping your man is nowhere to be found
And hoping we’ll go to your room
And hoping we’ll go to your room

Quietly act like you love me until I leave Feltre
And when you learn of my return
Watch what the townspeople say

Riding in your cargo van
Driving your mom’s cargo van
If you only knew how charming it was
The lure of your folks cargo van
The lure of your folks cargo van

Go tell Max
Be clear with the facts
Leave me a letter to there
I still have the one from before
From when I turned twenty four
[/expand]
[expand title = "Colorshow"]Be loud let your colors show
Try to keep the madness low
If they hear and it’s wrong
And they come with torches on
Yeah come on

Be loud let your colors show
Try to keep the madness low
I tell them no with my hands
Make them understand the plan of it
Bright and gone

And I’m done forever
It’s you and me forever
Cause I’m done forever
It’s you and me forever

Be loud let the others know
First a whisper then it grows
I tell them go with my hands
Make them understand the last of it
Yeah come on, pain and all

Leave out pack your things and go
Leave the baby makers home
There’s a time (now) and a place (now)
Someone built to take the race
When it calls you go head down

Head down don’t you make a sound
Keep your plans all to yourself
They’ll come true they follow you
They’re what you’re obligated to
Don’t you listen to nobody else

And I’m done forever
It’s you and me forever
Cause I’m done forever
See it’s you and me forever
[/expand]
[expand title = "Distraction #74"]I was in love with your beauty from the day you walked my way.
Oh how I wish that was enough to have made me want to stay.
See I’m as true as I try to be and I must say my girl.
I tried the best to give to you all of the truest in the world.

But when I left your house that morning in that ragged thunderbird
Tried so hard to fight the voices from the devil’s that I heard.
See there’s a highway to the right of us I took it years ago.
And since a year ago can’t drive past, without turning down that road.

And I knew it,
I never should have turned the wheel
And I knew it,
The voices calling me were real
I knew it
Listen to the song they sing
I knew I was wrong
And I knew I was wrong

So give me a try at describing just how difficult it is.
When you kinda love two girls to figure out which one you miss.
Stumble away from your stairway with your perfume on my clothes.
Well I kinda loved two girls but now I’ve kinda lost ‘em both.

And I knew it,
I never should have turned the wheel
And I knew it,
The voices calling me were real
I knew it
Listen to the song they sing
I knew I was wrong
And I knew I was wrong

And if I could gather up the damage that I rendered in my life.
Place it on a scale and weigh against the damage done that night.
Then it’d be safe to say the weight of all I did and didn’t do.
Would surely float against the lightest straw I ever did to you.
[/expand]
[expand title = "Sixteen in July"]What was it like for you
I can tell you in truth what it was like for me
To be sixteen in July, sixteen in July
License in my hand
Freedom on my mind
I was sixteen in July, sixteen in July
With summer to my left
And no one to my right

What did you want to hear on your radio
Even if it did not come in clear
You’d still be sixteen in July, sixteen in July
With license in your hand
and freedom on your mind
If you’re sixteen in July, sixteen in July
With summer to your left
And no one to your right

For me it was shortcut road
The girl was new and the car was old
Were you in love like me?
Or at least as in love as you can be?
When you’re sixteen in July, sixteen in July
With license in your hand
and freedom on your mind
I was sixteen in July, sixteen in July
With summer to my left, and no one to my right
[/expand]
[expand title = "Left on Laura, Left on Lisa"]Nobody knows it but I am so sad
Nobody knows it but I am so sad
And that is the saddest of all my girl
That is the saddest of all

We climbed the ladder to the top of my house
Never letting go of your hand
The sky trades the moon for the sun my girl
The sky trades the moon for the sun

And I gave to you my ugly brown coat
You made it pretty when you put it on
Warmth in the early morning chill my girl
Warmth in the early April

Then you said you’d trade the love of a man
Tears fell soft from your face to my hands
Said you’d trade your heart for mine my girl
I traded my heart for those days

And you made it clear it was strictly a deal
Of springtime love and that’s how I should feel
So I set the clock back an hour my girl
I set the time a just right

You see somewhere back there when I was boy
Furious I had become by the point
That men are just liars and thieves of sorts
Men are just liars and thieves

But I still believe and I stand by my words
I don’t know what you have seen or you’ve heard
But somebody’s lying to you my girl
Somebody’s lying to you

You really made me believe I could stay
Part with you actions in part what you said
But that was just foolish pride my girl
And those are only feelings inside

So I’m going back to the place where we met
I’m going to find the beer bottle we left
Wedged in the limbs of the tree that we sat in
Wedged in the magnolia tree

Well we hid for days like a proud pair of thieves
Too sure we were right too stubborn too leave
Wasted with the moment we lifted my girl
Stolen forever with you
[/expand]
[expand title = "A Lover Like You"]Do I need to tell you?
I don’t need to be untrue
Not when I have a lover like you.

Now it don’t take that much thought
Not with all the love you’ve got
And you give it to me free
Some might take that for granted but certainly not me
No not when I have a lover like you

I haven’t eyes for anyone else
I’m thinking of you and nobody else
I haven’t eyes for anyone else but you
Yooouuu….

She may be all on my case
Want to kiss me on my face
Put my hands on her waist
Take me back to her place
I would happily follow
But not when I have a lover like you.

I haven’t eyes for anyone else
I’m thinking of you and nobody else
I haven’t eyes for anyone else but you
But yooouuu….
But yooouuu….
But yooouuu….
But yooouuu….
[/expand]
[expand title = "Pretend Love"]Don’t be fooled by my words
Don’t be fooled by my song
If you choose to belive them
You’ll plainly be wrong

I have love for my family
I have love for my friends
That’s as far as it goes,
And I must let you know
My love for you was pretend.

Pretend love, pretend love,
Don’t be mistaken, I’ve only been fakin’
Pretend love

Don’t you know I’ve a gift
And I’ve wraped it in truth
Your birthday’s tomorrow,
But the gift is not for you,

But if I came with a present
I would bring you a clue
Hopes you’d finally see
That your feelings for me
Will never be returned

Pretend love, pretend love
Don’t be mistaken, I’ve only been fakin’
Pretend love

Pretend love, pretend love
Don’t be mistaken, I’ve only been faking
Pretend love
[/expand]
[expand title = "Matrimony"]Things didn’t work out like they should,
Farther from how you thought they would
Do you still want my hand?
Do you think I’m still your man?
I’ll change everything I can.
Matrimony…

Holy plans and holy gifts
Holy shit what did we get
You said you’ve got plans of your own
You’re gonna work and I’ll stay home.
Do you still want my hand?
Do you still think I’m your man?
I’ll change everything I can.
Matrimony…

My dog is loud and my dog is wild
We’re too young to have a child
Can you keep the dog next week?
I’ll be gone the next three.
Do you still want my hand?
Do you still think I’m your man?
I’ll change everything I can.
Matrimony…

I ain’t through I ain’t walking out
Leaving ain’t what I’m about,
You may scream and I may shout.
But baby I love you.
[/expand]
[expand title = "The Lowering: A Sad Day in Greenville Town"]If I had known, your heart was down
That lonely day in Greenville town
Then I would have been more concerned
But later on I truly learned
How it can feel in every bone
To really see you’re all alone

But I’ll kiss your head
When death finds your bed
And you are gone

And if I had seen,the way it would be
I’d hushed your cries, when you came to me
If I could do what I did to you
The same to me that I would love for you to see
That I sleep with remorse
And regret hangs round my door…
For ever more.

If I had known the lowering tide
Was lowering with the way you felt inside
If I had known all hope was gone
A broken heart and a broken home
That pierced, my lover’s past
And carved a lonely path…
For her to walk

So if ever someone one says to you,
Life isn’t fair, get used to it
Then you should say ‘Well it might be
If folks like you would let it be”

But I’ll kiss your head
When death becomes my bed
And I am gone
[/expand]
[expand title = "The Fall"]Well bring me something new that I haven’t felt before
Like messages of love and directions to your door
But please talk slowly, I don’t hear good anymore
And we all fall down
And we all fall down

Don’t die on me lady, only good things can come
To those who practice reason and recognize good fun
Your absence is the bullet and the past is your gun
And we all fall down
And we all fall down

She still doesn’t answer though she knows she’s done wrong
We buried the memories along with the songs
When she wakes up, I hope that we are gone
And we all fall down
And we all fall down

There’s a visitor in black at my neighbors house
My neighbor says tomorrow the visitor says now
When he comes here please tell him that I’m out
And we all fall down
And we all fall down
[/expand]
[expand title = "Dancing Daze"]I’ve seen the way you deal with things
The troubles that this life will bring
If it gets to you then I can tell by the way you sing
You act like it just doesn’t mean a thing

I see you dancin all your, dancin all you, dancin all your daze
Maybe you can tell me how it is you got that way
Dancing all your, dancing all your, dancing all your daze
Come on, come on there’s got to be a way

There’s all these things that get me down
This dirty world is full of clowns
They’ll build you up just so they can knock you down
Laugh at you while your there on the ground

But not you..
I see you dancin all your, dancin all you, dancin all your daze
Maybe you can tell me how it is you got that way
Dancing all your, dancing all your, dancing all your daze
Come on, come on there’s got to be a way

I really like the way it feels
I look at you and it’s real

I see you dancin all your, dancin all you, dancin all your daze
Maybe you can tell me how it is you got that way
Dancing all your, dancing all your, dancing all your daze
Come on, come on that’s got to be the way
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[expand title = "Famous Flower of Manhattan"]And I found a flower in a field
A field of cars and people; rows of concrete, paint, and steel
Manhattan is where it grew

And I thought to cut it from it’s stem
And take it from the cracks between bricks that it lay in
And save it from city strife
Away from the city life

Then someone they whispered in my ear
A county girl can’t be made out of anybody here
Don’t touch it, it loves you not
Don’t touch it, it loves you not

Cause blue birds don’t fly without their wings
And when we put them in a cage the world can’t hear them sing
So selfish when greed sets in
Possession, the king of sin

And people don’t ever let you down
Forever find a way to kill whatever life they’ve found
A heart beat and I want it too
Manhattan is where she grew

So I left and I let the flower be
And yesterday saw the flower on cable TV
Much prettier than here with me
For all of the world to see
Much prettier than here with me
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[expand title = "40 East"]Sleep darling rest your mind
I’ll drive all night to get to you
Please moan softly if you must moan at all
I’m moving through the night toward you

Sleep darling, sleep darling
I’m on my way to you
I’m on my way to you

Rest my angel, not one word,
Between you and I on the telephone line
You are weary and need your sleep
So leave the hard thinking and the driving to me

Sleep darling, sleep darling
I’m on my way to you
I’m on my way to you
Let go
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[expand title = "Gimmeakiss"]Gimme a dance, gimme a chance, gimme your hands
Give me just a little bit of your sweet romance
Give me your hands
I know what they say about me
Hell, I started most of them rumors myself you see
So give ‘em to me

It wont take long for me to tell you who I am
You hear my voice right now well that’s pretty much what I am

So gimme a smile, gimme a while, gimme a mile
Give me just a little bit of your sweet devine
Just give me a smile
I know what you said about me
I think maybe if I had a preachin’ judge then I’d forgive you see
So give ‘em to me

It wont take long for me to tell you what I am
You hear my voice right now well that’s pretty much what I am

I’m bailin on my life
Cause I’m wailing on my life
So please just gimme a kiss

Well I know you’re waiting for a ring
Ease up little lady, see, I’m not promising anything

So gimme a chance, gimme a dance, gimme your hands
Give me just a little bit of your sweet romance
Just give me your hands
I know what they say about me
Hell, I started most of them rumors myself you see
So give ‘em to me

It wont take long for me to tell you who I am
Well you hear this voice right now well that’s pretty much all I am
I’m bailin on my life
Cause I’m wailing on my life
So please just gimme a kiss
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[expand title = "Denouncing November Blue"]November came and went,
Like a summer that I spent,
With a no name girl that walked in jelly shoes.
I returned to my home,
With a heart part made of stone,
And I cried all night for a girl I never knew.
From the east it comes,
Her love and the rising sun,
And I pray each time they come, it’s not the last.
You see I’ve got strong,
I made it through what came along,
But I can’t move on for the beauty of the past.

Came across a pretty girl,
For about a month she was my world,
And I held her hand, and swore we’d never part.
I moved on, she stayed behind,
I said I’d call, she said she’d write,
We lost touch the moment I drove off.
I left town like a gambler with,
The sense of cashin’ all the chips,
Before I lost them all on a bad deal.
I made believe I was in a race,
Drove ten thousand miles in seven days,
While writing a book called “Being A Free Man”.
Met more people than the president,
The good times came and the good times went,
And I learned how to ignore my hunger pangs.
I looked ahead to the open road, thought about the people and what they know,
And wrote a book called “People Don’t Know Nothin”.
(no matter what they tell ya, man)

Once I spent my last dime,
And counted the ratio of miles to time,
I looked up to my disdain and my surprise.
I had driven my car around the world,
Ended back in the town with the girl,
So I wrote a book called “Life in Prison”.
(Volume. 1)
I see that girl every now and then,
And we drink to having such good friends,
And apologize for the way it did not last.
Funny thing that it’s all true,
And I’ll always love November Blue,
But I turned her down for the beauty of the past.

November came and went,
Like a summer that I spent,
With a no name girl that walked in jelly shoes.
I returned to my home,
With a heart part made of stone,
And I cried all night for a girl I never knew.
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[expand title = "Four Thieves Gone"]Four thieves gone
One woke up
Said we can’t use the songs we wrote
Swear I’ve heard that very line
I can’t claim this music mine

Three thieves left
One got smart
I saw him leaving in his car
From the road
I heard him scream
It lacks originality

Two thieves left
They both agree
They live and die off melody
One just fell dead
On his back
When we listen to the track

One thief left
He went to jail
He left a mile on paper trail
He’s in for life
He doesn’t care
It’s worth the songs that put him there

Four thieves gone
Four thieves gone
Four thieves gone
Four thieves gone
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[expand title = "The Fall (Hidden Track)"]TEST[/expand]
[expand title = "Honeycutt (hidden track)"]TEST[/expand]
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The Gleam(2006)

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[expand title = "Sanguine"]Make me sanguine
Help me genuinely
Kill the doubt that strangles myself worth
Paint the picture that I swore I heard

Spiritless and mean
Ghost that comes between
I will keep my wits about myself
Disregard directions sent from hell

When it brings the gleam
Longer lasting than me
Oh my love but we are bound to die
My heart is broke but you won’t hear me cry
Oh my love but we are bound to die
My heart is broke but you won’t see me
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[expand title = "When I Drink"]When I drink
I say things I don’t want to say
I do things I don’t wanna do
I talk mean to you
But if I think
I just might get something out of this
My parents taught me to learn when I miss
Just do your best
Just do your best

It’s the only way to keep that last bit of sanity
Maybe I don’t have to be good but I can try to be
At least a little better than I’ve been so far

But when I drink
I hear things that aren’t really there
I feel things when I shouldn’t really care
Have fist fights with the air
But if I think about someone besides myself
I lived through the silver and the bell
With something to tell
Just do your best

It’s the only way to keep that last bit of sanity
Maybe I don’t have to be good but I can try to be
At least a little better than I’ve been so far

But when I drink
I spend the next morning in a haze
But we only get so many days
Now I have one less
Just do your best

It’s the only way to keep that last bit of sanity
Maybe I don’t have to be good but I can try to be
At least a little better than I’ve been so far
Oh, at least a little better than I’ve been so far
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[expand title = "Yardsale"]I wonder if this blade ran through someone’s side
The blood wiped away to hide
How evil you grandfather was ‘fore he died
But war can make monsters out of us all
I’m sure I’d become one if I was called
And then it would be my blade
Here at this yardsale

The guitar I am holding is way out of tune
The neck it is warped and the saddle is through
I wonder if sweet music ever was played
From the hands of a boy to a girl in the shade
From this rickety ghost of a song
Here at this yardsale

A dollar for anything here on this quilt
A price tag for hands from which all things are built
A blanket of voices speak pleasure in shame
Flowers of plastic and fruit of the same
A basket of nothing at all
Here at this yardsale

So if I had the money I’d buy everything
And cover the whole lot with good gasoline
And burn it for all that I care for the past
And rid mother earth of what never should last
And give her the present of ash
Made of a yardsale
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[expand title = "Backwards With Time"]Folk always told me that my heart would grow
The older the man, yeah, the stronger the stone
Am I losing my mind?
Am I growing backwards with time?

Some say with age that a purpose comes clear
I see the opposite happening here
Are we losing the fight?
Are we growing backwards with time?

I was young and love was fun
Now it’s so serious
Now all the fun has equal pain
There’s something wrong with this
For all I know there’s more I don’t
Oh the little I have learned
For every year of knowledge gained
Is a negative year I’ve earned

Folk always told me that my heart would grow
The older the man, yeah, the stronger the stone
Am I losing my mind?
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[expand title = "If It's the Beaches"]Don’t say it’s over
Cuz that’s the worst news I could hear
I swear that I will
Do my best to be here just the way you like it.
Even though it’s hard to hide;
Push my feelings all aside
I will rearrange my plans and change for you.

If I could go back
Then that’s the first thing I would do
I swear that I would
Do my best to follow through
Come up with a master plan
A homerun hit a winning stand
A guarantee and not a promise
That I will never let your love slip through my hands.

If it’s the beaches
If it’s the beaches sands you want then you will have them
If it’s the mountain’s bending rivers then you will have them
If it’s a wish to run away then I will grant it
Take whatever you think of
While I go gas up the truck
Pack the old love letters up
We will read them when we forget why we left here…
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[expand title = "Find My Love"]What makes it easy to treat people bad?
Some things you say and you can’t take ‘em back
What makes it easy to run from the past,
like a child runs from the dark?
Which is the poison and which is the wine?
The scent and the colors are so much alike
And how much of each will it take to decide,
when your at the table alone?
Where do you go when it’s perfectly clear?
You might find your way but you won’t find it here
What makes it easy to sound so sincere,
when you know that you don’t care?
Love gets lost
Love gets lost
Find my love
Find my love

How can you tell when goodbye means goodbye
Not just for now, for the rest of you life
How can you stand there with love in you eyes
And still be walking away
Love gets lost
Love gets lost
Find my love
Find my love
Find my love
Find my love
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Emotionalism(2007)

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[expand title="Die Die Die"]She’s fighting with the sky
She thinks she can
Livin’ within a lie
She thinks she can
But nobody knows what lies behind
The days before the day we die
Die, die, die, die, die, die, die
Die, die, die, die, die, die, die
Die, die, die

She puts her hands against
The life she had
Living with ignorance
Blissful and sad
But nobody knows what lies behind
The days before the day we die
Die, die, die, die, die, die, die
Die, die, die, die, die, die, die
Die, die, die

You can try to swim the sea
But say goodbye to you and me
You can try to swim the sea
You can try to hold the breeze
You can try to hide the sun
But say goodbye to everyone
Die, die, die, die, die, die, die
Die, die, die, die, die, die, die
Die, die, die
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[expand title = "Shame"]Okay so I was wrong about
My reasons for us fallin’ out
Of love I want to fall back in

My life is different now I swear
I know now what it means to care
About somebody other than myself

I know the things I said to you
They were untender and untrue
I’d like to see those things undo

So if you could find it in your heart
To give a man a second start
I promise things won’t end the same

Shame, boatloads of shame
Day after day, more of the same
Blame, please lift it off
Please take it off, please make it stop

Okay so I have read the mail
The stories people often tell
About us that we never knew

But their existence will float away
And just like every word they say
And we will hold hands as they fade

Shame, boatloads of shame
Day after day, more of the same
Blame, please lift it off
Please take it off, please make it stop

I felt so sure of everything
My love to you so well received
And I just strutted around your town
Knowing I didn’t let you down
The truth be known, the truth be told
My heart was always fairly cold
Posing to be as warm as yours
My way of getting in your world
But now I’m out and I’ve had time
To look around and think
And sink into another world
That’s filled with guilt and overwhelming

Shame, boatloads of shame
Day after day, more of the same
Blame, please lift it off
Please take it off, please make it stop

And everyone they have a heart
And when they break and fall apart
And need somebody’s helping hand

I used to say just let ’em fall
It wouldn’t bother me at all
I couldn’t help them now I can
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[expand title = "Paranoia in B-Flat Major"]I keep tellin’ myself that it’ll be fine
You can’t make everybody happy all of the time
I found myself in a place that I never been
A place that I thought that I would never be
There’s people looking back at me

I keep having this dream; I’m at a party
There’s people throwing drinks and screaming telling me that I don’t belong
Lately life’s been the same I find this comfortable place
With all my friends then my friends start telling me that I’ve always been wrong
And I’m so tired of being wrong

There was a time I could move there was a time I could breathe
The crowded spaces filled with angry faces
It didn’t once cross my mind
With paranoia on my heels; Will you love me still
when we awake and you find that the sanity has gone from my eyes?

I got secrets from you, you got secrets from me
Because you’re so worried about what I’m gonna to think,
Baby I’m worried too
But if love is a game, girl, then you’re gonna win
I’ll spend the rest of my life bringing victory in
If you want me to
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[expand title = "The Weight of Lies"]Go and find the people that you know
Show them all you good parts
Leave town when bad ones start to show
Go and wed a woman
A pretty girl that you’ve never met
Make sure she knows you love her well
But don’t make any other promises

The weight of lies will bring you down
And follow you to every town
Cause nothing happens here that doesn’t happen there
So when you run make sure you run
To something and not away from
Cause lies don’t need an aeroplane to chase you anywhere

I once heard the worse thing
A man could do is draw a hungry crowd
Tell everyone his name, pride, and confidence
But leaving out his doubt
I’m not sure I bought those words
When I was young I knew most everything
These words have never met so much to anyone
As they now mean to me

The weight of lies will bring you down
And follow you to every town
Cause nothing happens here that doesn’t happen there
So when you run make sure you run
To something and not away from
Cause lies don’t need an aeroplane to chase you down
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[expand title = "Will You Return?"]I open my door and here’s what occurs.
A pretty little gal with pretty little curls.
Leans to the side, leans on my mind.

I don’t want to live, but I sure don’t want to die.
I’m stuttering again and tellin’ her goodbye.
Oh m-m-my, Goodb-b-bye

Will you come again? It’s hard to say.
I surely hope so.
Will you come again? It’s hard to say.
I surely hope so.

She walks up to me with something more to say.
Then hello and goodbye I hope that you’re okay.
Well I’m doing fine… I’m doing fine.

Will you come again? It’s hard to say.
I surely hope so.
Will you come again? It’s hard to say.
I surely hope so.

I wish you’d see yourself as beautiful as I see you
Why can’t you see yourself as beautiful as I see you?

I open my door and this is what I see.
The hope inside a girl just looking back at me.
Ohh my… Goodbye…

Will you come again? It’s hard to say.
I surely hope so.
And will you come again? It’s hard to say.
I surely hope so.
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[expand title = "The Ballad of Love and Hate"]Love writes a letter and sends it to hate.
“My vacations ending I’m coming home late.”
“The weather was fine and the ocean was great.”
“And I can’t wait to see you again.”

Hate reads the letter and throws it away.
“No one here cares if you go or you stay.”
“I barely even noticed that you were away.”
“I’ll see you or I won’t, whatever.”

Love sings a song as she sails through the sky.
The water looks bluer through her pretty eyes.
And everyone knows it whenever she flies.
And also when she comes down.

Hate keeps his head up and walks through the street.
Every stranger and drifter he greets.
And shakes hands with every loner he meets
with a serious look on his face.

Love arrives safely with suitcase in toe.
Carrying with her the good things we know.
A reason to live and a reason to grow
To trust, to hold, to care

Hate sits alone on the hood of his car
without much regard to the moon or the stars.
Lazily killing the last of a jar
of the strongest stuff you can drink.

Love takes a taxi, a young man drives
As soon he sees her hope fills his eyes.
But tears follow after at the end of the ride.
Cause he might never see her again.

Hate gets home lucky to still be alive.
He screams over the sidewalk and into the drive.
The clock in the kitchen says two fifty five
And the clock in the kitchen is slow.

Love has been waiting patient and kind.
Just wanting a phone call or some kind of sign.
That the one that she cares for who’s out of his mind
Will make it back safe to her arms.

Hate stumbles forward and leans in the door.
Weary head hung down, eyes to the floor
He says, “Love I’m sorry” and she says, “What for?”
“I’m yours and that’s it, whatever”
“I should not have been gone for so long”
“I’m yours and that’s it, forever”
“Your mine and that’s it, forever”
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[expand title = "Salina"]Salina, I’m as nowhere as I can be
Could you add some somewhere to me
Ah Kansas I’m kneeling, ah Kansas please

Cleveland, I ain’t never felt nothing so strong
Been believing the words to my songs
Ohio I’m leaving, Ohio I’m gone

From town to town and state to state
There’s people everywhere that try to capture us
We stole the cash and left our names
And almost slipped in Indianapolis

The rain it fell, the story went on
The rain it fell, and we got gone

Poughkeepsie, hang up the telephone
Won’t answer your phone calls no more
New York quit callin’, New York leave me be

Changing the plans that I’ve been setting on
I’m scared by the way that my life is getting gone
Carolina one day I’ll, someday I’ll come home
Carolina one day I’ll, someday I’ll come home
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[expand title = "Pretty Girl from Chile"]I’m no more than a friend girl
I can see that you need more
My boots are on my feet now
My bag is by the door

And the love and the attention
That you need and ask me for
Are weakened by my actions
And lies that I have told
I’m scared to think that I’ve abandoned you
I’d like to say that I’m a faithful man but it may not be true

And my heart is like a mason’s
Hands of weathered skin
Each scar makes it harder
For me to hurt again
I’m scared to think that I’ve abandoned you
I’d like to say that I’m a faithful man but it may not be true

Gabriella, the things that I tell ya
Are all meant to help ya
Are they working out
Have I gone, have I gone and failed ya
Gabriella, have I let you down

Gabriella, the things that I tell ya
Are all meant to help ya
Are they working out
Have I gone, have I gone and failed ya
Gabriella, have I let you down
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[expand title = "All My Mistakes"]Shooting off vicious collections of words
The losers make facts by the things they have heard
And I find myself trying hard to defend them

I made decisions some right and some wrong
And I let some love go I wish wasn’t gone
These things and more I wish I had not done

But I can’t go back
And I don’t want to
‘Cause all my mistakes
They brought me to you

I have some “friends” they don’t know who I am
So I write quotations around the word friends
But I have a couple that have always been there for me

And I missed some fun ’cause I worked through the dawn
Expecting your praise when I returned home
But I paid the cost ’cause I got left alone for the songs

But I can’t go back
And I don’t want to
‘Cause all my mistakes
They brought me to you
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[expand title = "Living of Love"]For just one chance to find
Love was someone that you loved to find
For just the sense to try
To walk ahead and leave the pain behind
If the days aren’t easy and the nights are rough
When they ask you what you’re thinking of
Say love, say for me love
Say love, say for me love

Your heart says not again
What kind of mess have you got me in
But when the feelings there
It can lift you up and take you anywhere
But the gravel beneath you and the limbs above
If anybody asks you where your coming from
Say love, say for me love
Say love, say for me love

Say yes we live uncertainty
And disappointments have to be
And everyday we might be facing more
And yes we live in desperate times
But fading words and shaking rhymes
There’s only one thing here worth hoping for
With Lucifer beneath you and God above
If either one of them asks you what your living of
Say love, say for me love
Say love, say for me love
Say love, say for me love
Say love, say for me love
Say love, say for me love
Say love, say for me love
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[expand title = "I Would Be Sad"]I would be sad because you left me all alone
I would be sad because the lies that you had told
I would be sad because I got left by a girl that I adore
I would be sad because the love I’ve had before

I meant what I said when I said I would settle down with you
Although I know it’s not something that you were asking me to do
And I know we are young but we won’t always be so marry me
Let’s not be that predictable young couple changing moving on
But I can tell by watching you that there’s no chance of pushing through
The odds are so against us you know most young love it ends like this

I would be sad because you left me all alone
I would be sad because the lies that you had told
I would be sad because I got left by a girl that I adore
I would be sad for all the love I’ve had before

I meant what I said when I said I would rearrange my plans and change for you
You know me I’ve always been the kind with easy confidence
Confident enough to honestly believe that nothing out there
Is stopping me especially not someone who’s not loving me
Now listen here I told you I could live on without loving you
I was bluffing then but it seems that just might have been the truth
Well my dad told me one-day son this girl will think of what she’s done
And hurting you will be the first of many more regrets to come
And he said if she doesn’t call than it’s her fault and it’s her loss
I say it’s not that simple see but then again it just may be

I would be sad because you left me all alone
I would be sad for the lies that you had told me
I would be sad because I got left by a girl that I adore
I would be sad for all the love I had before
I would be sad for all the love I had before
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[expand title = "Pretty Girl from San Diego"]Tell her, tell her what I’m thinkin’
Tell her, tell her what I’m dreamin’
And, hey, she just might just understand
Baby would you listen to me
Come across the kitchen to me
And I will tell ya best I can
‘Bout how I know you love me
And how I want to love you back

People, people, people, they make it sound so easy
They say just do what your heart tells you to
But sometimes you cannot feel it
Sometimes you cannot hear it
Sometimes it won’t talk back to you
And yeah I know you love me
And yeah I want to love you back
And how I know you love me
And how I want to love you bad

Far away I hear the rhythm of a song
Far away I get the feeling I belong, and so do you
And it goes like this

Oh no, no, don’t want to leave you
Oh no, I want to keep you
Oh but I want to let you be
Oh no, I don’t want to hear you
Say I don’t want to be near you
Oh but I’ve got to set you free
And how I know you love me
And how I want to love you back
And yeah I know you love me
And yeah I want to love you bad

Far away I hear the rhythm of a song
Far away I get the feeling I belong, and so do you
And it goes like this

La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
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[expand title = "Go to Sleep"]Lay back, lay back, go to sleep my man
Wipe the blood from you face and your hands
Forgive yourself if you think that you can
Go to sleep, go to sleep my man

Twenty-one days lost at sea I fought
For twenty-two years non-stop I’ve talked
Through the desert, pissed drunk, and confused I walked
I spit a tooth in the palm of my hand

Lay back, lay back, go to sleep my man
Wipe the blood from you face and your hands
Forgive yourself if you think that you can
Go to sleep, go to sleep my man

Well the wind and the trees are ganging up on me
They sing my funeral song in harmony
Well I just want to walk home on the trunk I need
But they keep singing and singing and singing to me…
La, La, La, La, La, La (I hear them singing)
La, La, La, La, La, La (Singing for me)
La, La, La, La, La, La (Oh!)

Well I wish things were different, true, and deep
But everything that’s so shallow is everything about me
If only I could just take all my money and leave
I hope the people on the ground will understand
I hope the people out there will understand

Lay back, lay back, go to sleep my man
Wipe the blood from you face and your hands
Forgive yourself if you think that you can
Go to sleep, go to sleep my man
La, La
Go to sleep, go to sleep my man
La, La
Go to sleep, go to sleep my man
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[expand title = "Hand-Me-Down Tune"]I dreamt of a suit a suit so fine I dressed my words in
Sewn and tailor made with song in mind made of melody
Stitched by threads of notes with perfect pitch, perfectly composed
Sound in tune and key, a code of rhythm, and harmony
But when I awoke my coat was worn and my words were plain
Each song that I sang all the notes were wrong and poorly played
Both my sleeves had holes, my knees were patched, my shoes needed soles
No clever disguise no way to hide my offensive tone

But I, I wish for you more than I can give, than I can do
Yeah you, you deserve the best an anthem not my hand-me-down tune
Yeah you, you deserve the best an anthem not my hand-me-down tune
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[expand title = "In the Curve"]I’ve never taken this curve
Drivin’ this fast before
A glowing stop sign
But both lanes are mine
No seat belts attached to my door

Well my speed meter don’t work
So I’m going to guess ninety-five
Well maybe I’ll fix it
And maybe I won’t
It depends on my being alive

Well my bottle of bourbon is gone
See it flew away all by itself
So if ever you find it
My photo will go behind it
In memory of me on your shelf

Well it’s been raining all day
And it’s been raining all night
A slip ‘n slide highway
And I’m moving sideways
I’m loose but my steering wheels tight

Well my ’63 Ford Galaxy’s a bull
See it’s four thousand pounds at least
But metal surrenders
When oak trees meet fenders
And engines go through the front seat

Well I lost control in the curve
And a gas line broke in the wreck
I walked from the ashes
With just a few scratches
My crucifix warm on my neck

Well the good Lord was with me tonight
Just ridin’ beside me tonight
And now we’re just talking
We’re just hitch hiking walkin’
We’ll see you in Concord tonight
And now were just talking
We’re just hitch hiking walkin’
We’ll see you in Concord tonight
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[expand title = "Tales of Coming News"]I’m so tired of hearing tales of coming news
Telling tales of a changing sky
It’s just a shame I didn’t notice you
Till someone I loved had to die
What made us think that this was so different
Who is driving behind those things you say
Why do you insult me and my friends
Who are my friends anyway
I’ve spent my life lying now I pay the price
Are these really words of a young man or a worthless human life
I don’t mean to scare you with the things I say
I take it back, yes it’s a beautiful day
I watched you from the beach when your ship sailed
You made it clear that nothing stays the same
It’s getting darker I wonder if you can tell
I wonder when all that changed

You never used to let me go un—
I was so distracted I never saw the rain
You promised you meant every word you said
I wonder when all that changed
It hurts so bad to hear such pretty words coming from somebody like you
I’ve been looking for so long that I’ve lost touch
With what’s the best something to do
I’ve got a friend who makes good choices
Everybody likes the way that he sees things
I’ve got a problem and it walks me daily
Can’t you see no one is proud of me
It’s a long road alone and I’m not proving
Anything going by myself
When your love life is all that’s really moving
Oh sugar girl I really appreciate the help

I had my time with money gold and diamonds
Both went sour before they got to me
I’ll be waiting girl but don’t be counting hours
I’m not waiting for any other three
I was just a peasant from the highlands
She said don’t you call me your mountain girl
I said don’t bother me I’m trying to write and don’t worry you ain’t my mountain girl
I can call you but I’d probably make you cry
These days it’s what you often times do
Call the preacher then go call your father
Tell them that the wedding plans have moved
I send a message saying I’ll be gone forever
The letter of reply never came
She said that she’d be true but I wouldn’t let her
I wonder when all that changed

Hell has no fury like a woman
Happy scorned or otherwise
You can do what you want to with your name
But you can bet I’m changing mine
Well I’d give a $100 to get a letter
If at the bottom it said I miss you bad
See but the truth of the matter is that back home no one really misses me
See how I talk when I’m sad
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The Second Gleam(2008)

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[expand title="Tear Down the House"]Tear down the house
That I grew up in
I’ll never be the same again
Take everything that I’ve collected
And throw it in a pile

Bulldoze the woods
That I ran through
Carry the pictures of me and you
I have no memory of who I once was
And I don’t remember your name

Park the old car
That I love the best
(The) inspections due and it won’t pass the test
It’s funny how I have to put it to rest
And how one day…I will join it

I remember crying over you
And I don’t mean like a couple of tears
And then I’m blue
I’m talkin’ about collapsing
And screaming at the moon
But I’m a better man
For having gone through it
Yes, I’m a better man
For having gone through…

Ever since I learned how to curse
I’ve been using those sorry old words
But, I’m talkin’ to these children
And I’m keeping it clean
I don’t need those words
To say what I mean
No, I don’t need those words
To say what I mean

Tear down the house
That I grew up in
I’ll never be the same again
Take everything that I used to own
And burn it in a pile

And, bulldoze the woods
That I ran through
Carry the pictures of me and you
I have no memory of who I once was
And I don’t remember your name
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[expand title = "Murder in the City"]If I get murdered in the city
Don’t go revengin in my name
One person dead from such is plenty
No need to go get locked away

When I leave your arms
The things that I think of
No need to get over ??
I’m comin home

I wonder which brother is better
Which one our parents love the most
I sure did get in lots of trouble
They said to let the other go

A tear fell from my father’s eyes
I wondered what my dad would say
He said I love you
And I’m proud of you both, in so many different ways

If I get murdered in the city
Go read the letter in my desk
Don’t worry with all my belongings
But pay attention to the list

Make sure my sister knows I loved her
Make sure my mother knows the same
Always remember, there is nothing worth sharing
Like the love that let us share our name
Always remember, there is nothing worth sharing
Like the love that let us share our name
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[expand title = "Bella Donna"]Baby, I asked you not to keep me waiting
I told you not to keep me waiting
Now the afternoon is fading on

Donna, Bella Donna have you seen me
And have you ever really seen me
Like I want for you to see me now

Lonesome, like you were when you were sixteen
When maybe even if I weren’t listening
Did I help when I was kissing you

Donna, Bella Donna are you listening
And were you ever really listening
Like I want for you to listen now
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[expand title = "The Greatest Sum"]Listen, who I used to be
Don’t matter much at all to me.
To pin you down, to plant your feet’s
a far cry from my destiny.

Not even the clouds,
Not even the past,
Not even the hands of God
could hold back from you.

Dark and lonely is the ride,
the devil always by my side.
Though no match for what lies between
the thought of you,
your trust for me.

Not even the sun,
A bullet from a gun,
No, nothing that this world could bring or
Anything someone could do
Could hold me back from you.

No can of gold placed in my hand,
the largest find,
the greatest sum.
Though some would say
It’d ease our pain,
We know that it can’t be done.

Not even the sun,
Not even the clouds.
Not even the past,
No, nothing that this world can bring or anything someone can do,
Could hold me back from you.
Could hold me back from you.
Could hold me back from you.
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[expand title = "Black, Blue (only by download or on vinyl)"]Nobody will call
Not as long as I keep my phone off the line
Not as long as I keep my voice down inside of my mouth
But it’s getting harder to hide
And the brightness of the colors makes it hard to describe
And the voices that seem to come from all sides
Make it hard to decide

Black, blue, her, you

I know a woman who said
‘Oh if I could just turn back the clock
When I was still scared and my hair was still dark
And my hands were clean
But now all my choices are spent
And the men that I’ve known, they don’t know what I meant
And Cupid’s arrow is backwards and bent
When it’s flying for me’

Black, blue, her, you
White, green, him, me

Nobody will say
Oh what a fine upstanding man
With his ducks in a row, and his fifty-year-plan
Complete with an ending
But it’s getting harder to see
And the time between daylight seems longer to me
And the person I am, and the person I’ll be
Refuse to meet

Black, blue, her, you
White, green, him, me
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[expand title = "St. Joseph's"]We spent the night at St. Joseph’s
Shaking and shivering in fever
Nurses and criminals before us
I will stay here with you…my love

We sat at Lake Junaluska
And cried over where we would wed
If it’s this place or any other
It’s not where I am…it’s who I’m with

News came of a child
Born unto a world
Of people, demented and wild
I will be here for you…my love

What was our reason for fighting
Selfish and centered at best
I give up on trying
To understand why we were blessed

We’ll spend the night at…St. Joseph’s
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[expand title = "Souls Like the Wheels"]Souls like the wheels
Turning, taking us with wind at our heels
Burning(?), making us decide
On what we are giving
Change this way of living

One little song
Give me strength
To leave the side and the wrong
Buried safely in the past
Where I’ve been living…a lie
But I’m forgiving

Let me go, let me go
Let me go…

One little girl, bring me
Light from where I thought it was dark
Be the spark that has a chance to
Light the candle
Love, that I can handle

Let me go, let me go
Let me go, let me go…
Let me go, let me go
Let me go, let me go…

Souls like the wings
Spreading out
Away from bad memories
Make us capable of taking off and landing
Alive with understanding

Let me go, let me go
Let me go, let me go…
Let me go, let me go
Let me go…
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[expand title = "The Greatest Sum (Electric) (only by download or on vinyl)"]Listen, who I used to be
Don’t matter much at all to me.
To pin you down, to plant your feet’s
a far cry from my destiny.

Not even the clouds,
Not even the past,
Not even the hands of God
could hold back from you.

Dark and lonely is the ride,
the devil always by my side.
Though no match for what lies between
the thought of you,
your trust for me.

Not even the sun,
A bullet from a gun,
No, nothing that this world could bring or
Anything someone could do
Could hold me back from you.

No can of gold placed in my hand,
the largest find,
the greatest sum.
Though some would say
It’d ease our pain,
We know that it can’t be done.

Not even the sun,
Not even the clouds.
Not even the past,
No, nothing that this world can bring or anything someone can do,
Could hold me back from you.
Could hold me back from you.
Could hold me back from you.
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I and Love and You(2009)

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[expand title="I and Love and You"]Load the car and write the note
grab your bag and grab your coat
tell ones that need to know
we are headed north

all one foot in and one foot back
but its okay, to live like that
so i cut the ties and i jumped the tracks
for never to return

brooklyn brooklyn take me in
are you aware the shape im in
my hands they shake my head it spins
brooklyn brooklyn take me in

when at first i learned to speak
i used all my words to fight
with him and her and you and me
oh its just a waste of time
its such a waste of time

that women shes got eyes that shine
like a pair of stolen polished dimes
she asked to dance i said its fine
ill see you in the morning time

brooklyn brooklyn take me in
are you aware the shape im in
my hands they shake my head it spins
brooklyn brooklyn take me in

three words that became hard to say
i and love and you
what you were then i am today
look at the things i do

brooklyn brooklyn take me in
are you aware the shape im in
my hands they shake my head it spins
brooklyn brooklyn take me in

dumbed down and numbed my time and age
you dreams to catch this world the cage
the highway sets the travelers stage
all exits look the same
three words that became hard to say
i and love and you
i and love and you
i and love and you
the highway
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[expand title = "January Wedding"]She keeps it simple
And I am thankful for her kind of lovin’
‘Cause it’s simple

No longer do we wonder if we’re together
We’re way past that
And I’ve already asked her
So in January we’re gettin’ married

She’s talkin’ to me with her voice
Down so low I barely hear her
But I know what she’s sayin’
I understand because my heart and hers are the same
And in January we’re gettin’ married

And I was sick with heartache
And she was sick like Audrey Hepburn when I met her
But we would both surrender
True love is not the kind of thing you should turn down
Don’t ever turn it down

I hope that I don’t sound to insane when I say
There is darkness all around us
I don’t feel weak but I do need sometimes for her to protect me
And reconnect me to the beauty that I’m missin’
And in January we’re gettin’ married

No longer does it matter what circumstances we were born in
She knows which birds are singin’
And the names of the trees where they’re performin’ in the mornin
And in January we’re gettin’ married
Come January let’s get married
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[expand title = "Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise"]There’s a darkness upon me that’s flooded in light
In the fine print they tell me what’s wrong and what’s right
And it comes in black and it comes in white
And I’m frightened by those who don’t see it

When nothing is old, deserved or expected
And your life doesn’t change by the man that’s elected
If you’re loved by someone you’re never rejected
Decide what to be and go be it.

There was a dream
One day I could see it
Like a bird in a cage a broke in and demanded that somebody free it
And there was a kid, with a head full of doubt
So I scream till I die and don’t ask for those bad thoughts to find me out

There’s a darkness upon you that’s flooded in light
In the fine print they tell you what’s wrong and what’s right
And it flies by day and it flies by night
And I’m frightened by those who don’t see it
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[expand title = "And It Spread"]There was light in the room
Then you left and it was through
Then the frost started in
My toes and fingertips

And it spread into my heart

Then for I don’t know how long
I settled in to doing wrong
And as the wind fills the sail
Came the thought to hurt my self

And it spread into my home
And it spread
And it spread into my soul

Well there are no lines
Separating the truth from the lies

Then you came back from space
With a brand new laugh and a different face
You took my hand and held it up
And shot my arm full of love

And it spread
And it spread into the world
And it spread
And it spread into the world
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[expand title = "The Perfect Space"]I wanna have friends that I can trust,
that love me for the man I’ve become not the man I was.
I wanna have friends that will let me be
all alone when being alone is all that I need.

I wanna fit in to the perfect space,
feel natural and safe in a volatile place.
And I wanna grow old without the pain,
give my body back to the earth and not complain.
Will you understand when I am too old of a man?
And will you forget when we have paid our debt
who did we borrow from? Who did we borrow from?

Okay part two now clear the house.
The party’s over take the shouting and the people,
get out!

I have some business and a promise that I have to hold to.
I do not care what you assume or what the people told you.
Will you understand, when I am too old of a man?
Will you forget when we have paid our debts,
who did we borrow from? Who did borrow from?

I wanna have pride like my mother has,
And not like the kind in the bible that turns you bad.
And I wanna have friends that I can trust,
that love me for the man I’ve become and not the man that I was
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[expand title = "Ten Thousand Words"]Ten thousand words swarm around my head
Ten million more in books written beneath my bed
I wrote or read them all when searchin’ in the swarms
Still can’t find out how to hold my hands

And I know you need me in the next room over
But I am stuck in here all paralyzed
For months I got myself in ruts
Too much time spent in mirrors framed in yellow walls

Ain’t it like most people? I’m no different
We love to talk on things we don’t know about
Ain’t it like most people? I’m no different
We love to talk on things we don’t know about

And everyone around me shakes their head in disbelief
And says I’m too caught up
They say young is good and old is fine
And truth is cool but all that matters
Is that you have your good times
But their good times come with prices
And I can’t believe it when I hear the jokes they make
At anyone’s expese except their own
Would they laugh if they knew who paid?

Ain’t it like most people? I’m no different
We love to talk on things we don’t know about
Ain’t it like most people? I’m no different
We love to talk on things we don’t know about

And after we are through ten years
Of making it to be the most of glorious day dues
I’ll come back home without my things
‘Cause the clothes I wore out there I will not wear ’round you
And they’ll be quick to point out our shortcommings
And how the experts all have had their doubts

Ain’t it like most people? I’m no different
We love to talk on things we don’t know about
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[expand title = "Kick Drum Heart"]The footprints over the snow
the fabric of all the lonely
C-Covering only
the fables and hands
the rest is out in the cold
holding the last of the season
F-F-F freezin’ Yeah

My my my heart like a kick drum
My my heart like a kick drum
My my heart like a kick drum
My love like a voice

We’re walkin’ in to the fields.
We’re walkin in to the forest.
The moon is before us.
Up above
We’re holdin’ hands in the rain
S-sayin’ words like I love you
D-d-d’you love me? Yeah

My my heart like a kick drum
My my heart like a kick drum
My my heart like a kick drum
My my love like a voice

Mother Mary heard us approaching her door
Although we didn’t make a sound.

There’s nothing like finding gold
within the rocks hard and cold
I’m so surprised to find more
Always surprised to find more

I won’t look back anymore
I left the people that do
Its not the chase that I love
Its me following you
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[expand title = "Laundry Room"]Don’t push me out,
just a little longer
Stall your mother,
disregard your father’s words.

Close the laundry door,
tiptoe across the floor
Keep your clothes on,
I’ve got all that I can take.
Teach me how to use,
the love that people say you made.

Stop your parents’ car,
I just saw a shooting star.
We can wish upon it,
but we wont share the wish we make.
But i cant keep no secrets,
I wish that you would always stay

Last night I dreamt the whole night long,
I woke with a head full of songs.
I spent the whole day,
I wrote em down but it’s a shame.

Tonight i’ll burn the lyrics,
cause every chorus was your name

Break this tired old routine,
and this time dont make me leave

I am a breathing time machine,
i’ll take you on for a ride
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[expand title = "Ill with Want"]I am sick with wanting and it’s evil and it’s daunting
How I let everything I cherish lay to waste
I am lost in greed, this time it’s definitely me
I point fingers but there’s no one there to blame

A need for something, now let me break it down again
A need for something but not more medicine

I am sick of wanting and it’s evil how it’s got me
And every day is worse than the one before
The more I have the more I think I’m almost where I need to be
If only I could get a little more

A need for something, now let me break it down again
A need for something but not more medicine

Something has me, oh something has me
Acting like someone I don’t wanna be
Something has me, oh something has me
Acting like someone I know isn’t me
Ill with want and poisoned by this ugly greed

Temporary is my time, ain’t nothing on this world that’s mine
Except the will I found to carry on
Free is not your right to chose
It’s answering what’s asked of you
To give the love you find until it’s gone

A need for something, now let me break it down again
A need for something but not more medicine

Something has me, oh something has me
Acting like someone I don’t wanna be
Something has me, oh something has me
Acting like someone I know isn’t me
Ill with want and poisoned by this ugly greed
Ill with want and poisoned by this ugly greed
Ill with want and poisoned by this ugly greed
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[expand title = "Tin Man"]You can’t be like me
But be happy that you can’t
I see pain but I don’t feel it
I am like the old tin man

I’m as warm as a stone
I keep it steady as I can
I see pain but I don’t feel it
I am like the old tin man

I miss that, I miss that, oh, I miss that feeling of feeling

I used to feel the sky around
With happiness and joy
I had news to give the wind
To keep my cells and heart employed

I felt people move around me
I felt loneliness and shame
Back then every day was different
Now each moment is the same

I miss that, I miss that, oh, I miss that feeling of feeling
I miss that, I miss that, oh, I miss that feeling of feeling
The feeling of feeling

The wind above my face
And carrying what it brings this way
The feeling of feeling
The minutes pass away
And carrying what I do with them (Oh)
Maybe bring me love or something else

And so it goes, a man grows cold
Some would say a man grows strong
They say life only grows short
I say the road only grows long

But as long as there’s a road
My feet will never touch the ground
And if you won’t give my heart back
I’ve no need to stick around

I miss that, I miss that, oh, I miss that feeling of feeling (Yeah!)
I miss that, I miss that, oh, I miss that feeling of feeling
The feeling of feeling
The feeling of feeling
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[expand title = "Slight Figure of Speech"]They say you’ve got to lose a couple fights to win
It’s hard to tell from where I’m sitting
They say that this is where the fun begins
I guess it’s time that I was quitting

A slight figure of speech
I cut my chest wide open
They come and watch us bleed
Is it art like I was hoping now?

They said “I hope that you will never change”
I went and cut my hair
They say “Don’t take your business to the big time”
I bought us tickets there

A slight figure of speech
I cut my chest wide open
They come and watch us bleed
Is it art like I was hoping now?

What did you expect
And what did you forget
That to live you let go of me with each step
It becomes a progression I won’t let regret manifest
To aggression
Are you to assess what I’ve been? What I am? Or become?
Did you stop to accept how pathetically dumb
It can be to
Attack those around ’cause you’re
True to color, a town, a time, or a place?
It’s not you, it’s not mine
And besides it is gone
And you never will find it again
But I don’t want to fight
I just ask let me be
I won’t give the chance to be my enemy
So go home
Think it through

A jet plane and a big idea
I jump over the sea
What ifs hot on my trail
But that can’t catch me, no

A slight figure of speech
I cut my chest wide open
They come and watch us bleed
Is it art like I was hoping now?
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[expand title = "It Goes On and On"]I lost my fear in your arms
I lost my tears in your car
I lost my will in your candle-lit eyes
and all my love in your yard

Baby would you leave me if you knew that I was making it up?
And underneath the love you got to wonder am I giving you up.

No way am I
It goes on.

Violent is the motion in my heart and in my body and mind
And silent is the feeling that I lost but I’m determined to find
And love is but an ocean, unrealistic notion
But I cling to her devotion and I let it pull me down to the floor

It goes on, on, on, on
It goes on, on, on, on
It goes on, on, on, on
It goes on, on, on

I found my will in your car
I caught my tears in your arms
I found my self on that poor county drive
and found my love in your yard

OH! Baby would you leave me if you knew that I was making it up?
And underneath the love you got to wonder am I giving you up.

No way am I

It goes on, on, on, on
It goes on, on, on, on
It goes on, on, on, on
It goes on, on, on.

It goes on, on, on.
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[expand title = "Incomplete and Insecure"]I haven’t finished a thing since I started my life, I don’t feel much like starting now.
Walking now lonely has worked like a charm I’m the only one I have to let down.
But watching you makes me think that that is wrong.
I can go on with my insecure nature I can keep living off sympathy.
I can tell all the people that all that sucks has a direct reflection on me.

But watching you makes me think that that is wrong,

What is important, what’s really important?
Am I not to know by my name?

Will I ever know silence, without mental violence
Will the ringing at night go away?

It’s up to you, my father, call on me.

I haven’t finished a thing since I started my life, I don’t feel much like starting now
I haven’t finished a thing since I started my life, I don’t feel much like starting now
I haven’t finished a thing since I started my life, I don’t feel much like starting now
I haven’t finished a thing since I started my life, I don’t feel much like starting now

I haven’t finished a thing since I started my life…
I haven’t finished a thing since I started my life…
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Live Volume 3(2010)

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[expand title="Pretty Girl from Matthews"]Hold on a minute it ain’t time to leave
Tell me how you’re feeling one more time
Four long years and I just can’t believe
That I’m still yours and you’re still mine

While I was gone, yes, I fell in love
Asked around and heard that you did too
Two drunken years and push came to shove
I met love, love left me blue

You’re rising like a sun
That pulled the curtain on the night
Coming through the window
To brighten up my life

And I’m all right, yeah, I think I’m fine
My savior lives in telephones
And I just dream of you and step outside
Dial up and hope that you’re home

You’re rising like a sun
That waits up all night
Coming through the window
To brighten up my life

Hold on a minute, yeah, I do love you
Sometimes I guess that ain’t enough
When you come round you put me through
And I thank you, oh, so much

Another year, maybe, three or four
Maybe five or six or even more
You’ll find another man to take my place
And I’ll see you on the good Lord’s shores

You’re rising like a sun
That pulled the curtain on the night
Coming through the window
To brighten up my life
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[expand title = "Talk on Indolence"]Well I’ve been lockin’ myself up in my house for sometime now
Readin’ and writin’ and readin’ and thinkin’
And searching for reasons and missing the seasons.
The Autumn, the Spring, the Summer, the snow.
The record will stop the record will go.
Latches latched the windows down,
The dog coming in the dog going out.
Up with caffeine and down with a shot.
Constantly worried about what I’ve got.
Distracting my work but I can’t make a stop
And my confidence on and my confidence off.
And I sink to the bottom and rise to the top
And I think to myself that I do this a lot.
World outside just goes it goes it goes it goes it goes it goes…
And witness it all from the blinds of my window.
THREE, FOUR

I’m a little nervous ’bout what you’ll think
When you see me in my swimming trunks
And last night in New York I got raging drunk
Remember one time I got raging drunk with you

Now, I can recall a time when we made the city
Streets our playground, kissing in the fountains
Filled with cigarettes and bottles
Sped through Italian city streets of cobblestone

Because we had to
Because I loved you
Because the damned alcohol
Beacuse what ever at all

Now I’ve grown to aware of my mortality
To let go and forget about dying
Long enough to drop the hammer down
And let the indolence go wild and flying through

Because we had to
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[expand title = "Ballad False Start"]TEST[/expand]
[expand title = "The Ballad of Love and Hate"]Love writes a letter and sends it to hate.
“My vacations ending I’m coming home late.”
“The weather was fine and the ocean was great.”
“And I can’t wait to see you again.”

Hate reads the letter and throws it away.
“No one here cares if you go or you stay.”
“I barely even noticed that you were away.”
“I’ll see you or I won’t, whatever.”

Love sings a song as she sails through the sky.
The water looks bluer through her pretty eyes.
And everyone knows it whenever she flies.
And also when she comes down.

Hate keeps his head up and walks through the street.
Every stranger and drifter he greets.
And shakes hands with every loner he meets
with a serious look on his face.

Love arrives safely with suitcase in toe.
Carrying with her the good things we know.
A reason to live and a reason to grow
To trust, to hold, to care

Hate sits alone on the hood of his car
without much regard to the moon or the stars.
Lazily killing the last of a jar
of the strongest stuff you can drink.

Love takes a taxi, a young man drives
As soon he sees her hope fills his eyes.
But tears follow after at the end of the ride.
Cause he might never see her again.

Hate gets home lucky to still be alive.
He screams over the sidewalk and into the drive.
The clock in the kitchen says two fifty five
And the clock in the kitchen is slow.

Love has been waiting patient and kind.
Just wanting a phone call or some kind of sign.
That the one that she cares for who’s out of his mind
Will make it back safe to her arms.

Hate stumbles forward and leans in the door.
Weary head hung down, eyes to the floor
He says, “Love I’m sorry” and she says, “What for?”
“I’m yours and that’s it, whatever”
“I should not have been gone for so long”
“I’m yours and that’s it, forever”
“Your mine and that’s it, forever”
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[expand title = "Colorshow"]Be loud let your colors show
Try to keep the madness low
If they hear and it’s wrong
And they come with torches on
Yeah come on

Be loud let your colors show
Try to keep the madness low
I tell them no with my hands
Make them understand the plan of it
Bright and gone

And I’m done forever
It’s you and me forever
Cause I’m done forever
It’s you and me forever

Be loud let the others know
First a whisper then it grows
I tell them go with my hands
Make them understand the last of it
Yeah come on, pain and all

Leave out pack your things and go
Leave the baby makers home
There’s a time (now) and a place (now)
Someone built to take the race
When it calls you go head down

Head down don’t you make a sound
Keep your plans all to yourself
They’ll come true they follow you
They’re what you’re obligated to
Don’t you listen to nobody else

And I’m done forever
It’s you and me forever
Cause I’m done forever
See it’s you and me forever
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[expand title = "I and Love and You"]Load the car and write the note
grab your bag and grab your coat
tell ones that need to know
we are headed north

all one foot in and one foot back
but its okay, to live like that
so i cut the ties and i jumped the tracks
for never to return

brooklyn brooklyn take me in
are you aware the shape im in
my hands they shake my head it spins
brooklyn brooklyn take me in

when at first i learned to speak
i used all my words to fight
with him and her and you and me
oh its just a waste of time
its such a waste of time

that women shes got eyes that shine
like a pair of stolen polished dimes
she asked to dance i said its fine
ill see you in the morning time

brooklyn brooklyn take me in
are you aware the shape im in
my hands they shake my head it spins
brooklyn brooklyn take me in

three words that became hard to say
i and love and you
what you were then i am today
look at the things i do

brooklyn brooklyn take me in
are you aware the shape im in
my hands they shake my head it spins
brooklyn brooklyn take me in

dumbed down and numbed my time and age
you dreams to catch this world the cage
the highway sets the travelers stage
all exits look the same
three words that became hard to say
i and love and you
i and love and you
i and love and you
the highway
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[expand title = "Shame"]My life is different now I swear
I know now what it means to care
About somebody other than myself

I know the things I said to you
They were untender and untrue
I’d like to see those things undo

So if you could find it in your heart
To give a man a second start
I promise things won’t end the same

Shame, boatloads of shame
Day after day, more of the same
Blame, please lift it off
Please take it off, please make it stop

Okay so I have read the mail
The stories people often tell
About us that we never knew

But their existence will float away
And just like every word they say
And we will hold hands as they fade

Shame, boatloads of shame
Day after day, more of the same
Blame, please lift it off
Please take it off, please make it stop

I felt so sure of everything
My love to you so well received
And I just strutted around your town
Knowing I didn’t let you down
The truth be known, the truth be told
My heart was always fairly cold
Posing to be as warm as yours
My way of getting in your world
But now I’m out and I’ve had time
To look around and think
And sink into another world
That’s filled with guilt and overwhelming

Shame, boatloads of shame
Day after day, more of the same
Blame, please lift it off
Please take it off, please make it stop

And everyone they have a heart
And when they break and fall apart
And need somebody’s helping hand

I used to say just let ’em fall
It wouldn’t bother me at all
I couldn’t help them now I can
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[expand title = "When I Drink"]When I drink
I say things I don’t want to say
I do things I don’t wanna do
I talk mean to you
But if I think
I just might get something out of this
My parents taught me to learn when I miss
Just do your best
Just do your best

It’s the only way to keep that last bit of sanity
Maybe I don’t have to be good but I can try to be
At least a little better than I’ve been so far

But when I drink
I hear things that aren’t really there
I feel things when I shouldn’t really care
Have fist fights with the air
But if I think about someone besides myself
I lived through the silver and the bell
With something to tell
Just do your best

It’s the only way to keep that last bit of sanity
Maybe I don’t have to be good but I can try to be
At least a little better than I’ve been so far

But when I drink
I spend the next morning in a haze
But we only get so many days
Now I have one less
Just do your best

It’s the only way to keep that last bit of sanity
Maybe I don’t have to be good but I can try to be
At least a little better than I’ve been so far
Oh, at least a little better than I’ve been so far
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[expand title = "Murder in the City"]If I get murdered in the city
Don’t go revengin in my name
One person dead from such is plenty
No need to go get locked away

When I leave your arms
The things that I think of
No need to get over ??
I’m comin home

I wonder which brother is better
Which one our parents love the most
I sure did get in lots of trouble
They said to let the other go

A tear fell from my father’s eyes
I wondered what my dad would say
He said I love you
And I’m proud of you both, in so many different ways

If I get murdered in the city
Go read the letter in my desk
Don’t worry with all my belongings
But pay attention to the list

Make sure my sister knows I loved her
Make sure my mother knows the same
Always remember, there is nothing worth sharing
Like the love that let us share our name
Always remember, there is nothing worth sharing
Like the love that let us share our name
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[expand title = "I Killed Sally's Lover "]Somebody get my shotgun
Somebody get my blade
Sally’s been layin’ with another man
And he’s sleeping in my place
Somebody get my shotgun
Gonna shoot him sure as rain
You can run as fast as you want to boy
I’ll kill you just the same

Somebody get my pocket blade
Gonna cut him don’t you know
You can try to hide all you want to boy
There ain’t nowhere to go
Somebody get my shotgun
Somebody get my blade
Sally’s been layin’ with another man
And he’s sleeping in my place

Now Sally don’t go thinkin’
That you got off so clean
I’d kill you too if I had the nerve
But I just ain’t that mean
So I go and get my murder tools
I throw them in the lake
Gonna steal me an automobile
And drive so far away
Now I am a fugitive
I’m always on the run
Sally told the policeman
Exactly what I’d done
I went and got my shotgun
I went and got my blade
Killed poor Sally’s lover
And I put him in the grave.

Now all you ramblin’ fellas
You listen close to me
That woman gonna bring you pain
Your heart is gonna bleed
But it ain’t worth the trouble
The sufferin’ or the grief
A bleeding heart is better than the penitentiary
I killed Sally’s lover
One dark and dreary day
Sally got another
And I got sent away
Somebody get my shotgun
Somebody get my blade
Sally’s been laying with another man
And I set him in his grave
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[expand title = "Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise "]There’s a darkness upon me that’s flooded in light
In the fine print they tell me what’s wrong and what’s right
And it comes in black and it comes in white
And I’m frightened by those who don’t see it

When nothing is old, deserved or expected
And your life doesn’t change by the man that’s elected
If you’re loved by someone you’re never rejected
Decide what to be and go be it.

There was a dream
One day I could see it
Like a bird in a cage a broke in and demanded that somebody free it
And there was a kid, with a head full of doubt
So I scream till I die and don’t ask for those bad thoughts to find me out

There’s a darkness upon you that’s flooded in light
In the fine print they tell you what’s wrong and what’s right
And it flies by day and it flies by night
And I’m frightened by those who don’t see it
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[expand title = "The Perfect Space "]I wanna have friends that I can trust,
that love me for the man I’ve become not the man I was.
I wanna have friends that will let me be
all alone when being alone is all that I need.

I wanna fit in to the perfect space,
feel natural and safe in a volatile place.
And I wanna grow old without the pain,
give my body back to the earth and not complain.
Will you understand when I am too old of a man?
And will you forget when we have paid our debt
who did we borrow from? Who did we borrow from?

Okay part two now clear the house.
The party’s over take the shouting and the people,
get out!

I have some business and a promise that I have to hold to.
I do not care what you assume or what the people told you.
Will you understand, when I am too old of a man?
Will you forget when we have paid our debts,
who did we borrow from? Who did borrow from?

I wanna have pride like my mother has,
And not like the kind in the bible that turns you bad.
And I wanna have friends that I can trust,
that love me for the man I’ve become and not the man that I was
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[expand title = "Paranoia in B Flat Major"]I keep tellin’ myself that it’ll be fine
You can’t make everybody happy all of the time
I found myself in a place that I never been
A place that I thought that I would never be
There’s people looking back at me

I keep having this dream; I’m at a party
There’s people throwing drinks and screaming telling me that I don’t belong
Lately life’s been the same I find this comfortable place
With all my friends then my friends start telling me that I’ve always been wrong
And I’m so tired of being wrong

There was a time I could move there was a time I could breathe
The crowded spaces filled with angry faces
It didn’t once cross my mind
With paranoia on my heels; Will you love me still
when we awake and you find that the sanity has gone from my eyes?

I got secrets from you, you got secrets from me
Because you’re so worried about what I’m gonna to think,
Baby I’m worried too
But if love is a game, girl, then you’re gonna win
I’ll spend the rest of my life bringing victory in
If you want me to
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[expand title = "Distraction #74"]I was in love with your beauty from the day you walked my way.
Oh how I wish that was enough to have made me want to stay.
See I’m as true as I try to be and I must say my girl.
I tried the best to give to you all of the truest in the world.

But when I left your house that morning in that ragged thunderbird
Tried so hard to fight the voices from the devil’s that I heard.
See there’s a highway to the right of us I took it years ago.
And since a year ago can’t drive past, without turning down that road.
And I knew it,
I never should have turned the wheel
And I knew it,
The voices calling me were real
I knew it
Listen to the song they sing
I knew I was wrong
And I knew I was wrong

So give me a try at describing just how difficult it is.
When you kinda love two girls to figure out which one you miss.
Stumble away from your stairway with your perfume on my clothes.
Well I kinda loved two girls but now I’ve kinda lost ‘em both.

And I knew it,
I never should have turned the wheel
And I knew it,
The voices calling me were real
I knew it
Listen to the song they sing
I knew I was wrong
And I knew I was wrong

And if I could gather up the damage that I rendered in my life.
Place it on a scale and weigh against the damage done that night.
Then it’d be safe to say the weight of all I did and didn’t do.
Would surely float against the lightest straw I ever did to you.
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[expand title = "Kick Drum Heart "]The footprints over the snow
the fabric of all the lonely
C-Covering only
the fables and hands
the rest is out in the cold
holding the last of the season
F-F-F freezin’ Yeah

My my my heart like a kick drum
My my heart like a kick drum
My my heart like a kick drum
My love like a voice

We’re walkin’ in to the fields.
We’re walkin in to the forest.
The moon is before us.
Up above
We’re holdin’ hands in the rain
S-sayin’ words like I love you
D-d-d’you love me? Yeah

My my heart like a kick drum
My my heart like a kick drum
My my heart like a kick drum
My my love like a voice

Mother Mary heard us approaching her door
Although we didn’t make a sound.

There’s nothing like finding gold
within the rocks hard and cold
I’m so surprised to find more
Always surprised to find more

I won’t look back anymore
I left the people that do
Its not the chase that I love
Its me following you
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[expand title = "Salvation Song "]If you take my heart
Don’t leave the smallest part
I’ve no need to live if you’re to come up gone
An as my life turns to a song
And if and when I treat you wrong
No I never want to hurt our family

And I would give up everything
No this is not just about me
And I don’t know a plainer way to say it Babe
And they may pay us off in fame
Though that is not why we came
And I know well and good that won’t heal our hearts

We came for salvation
We came for family
We came for all that’s good that’s how we’ll walk away
We came to break the bad
We came to cheer the sad
We came to leave behind the world a better way

Now if I’m walkin’ through the rain
And I hear you call my name
I will break into a run without a pause
And if your love laughs at your dreams
Well it’s not as bad as it seems
Either way one of them has got to go
And if you take of my soul
You can still leave it whole
With the pieces of you own you leave behind

We came for salvation
We came for family
We came for all that’s good that’s how we’ll walk away
We came to break the bad
We came to cheer the sad
We came to leave behind the world a better way

And I would give up everything
And if you were to come up clean
And see you shine so bright in a world of woe
And they may pay us off in fame
But that is not why we came
And if it compromises truth then we will go

We came for salvation
We came for family
We came for all that’s good that’s how we’ll walk away
We came to break the bad
We came to cheer the sad
We came to leave behind the world a better way
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[expand title = "Will You Return? (iTunes Bonus Track) "]I open my door and here’s what occurs.
A pretty little gal with pretty little curls.
Leans to the side, leans on my mind.

I don’t want to live, but I sure don’t want to die.
I’m stuttering again and tellin’ her goodbye.
Oh m-m-my, Goodb-b-bye

Will you come again? It’s hard to say.
I surely hope so.
Will you come again? It’s hard to say.
I surely hope so.

She walks up to me with something more to say.
Then hello and goodbye I hope that you’re okay.
Well I’m doing fine… I’m doing fine.

Will you come again? It’s hard to say.
I surely hope so.
Will you come again? It’s hard to say.
I surely hope so.

I wish you’d see yourself as beautiful as I see you
Why can’t you see yourself as beautiful as I see you?

I open my door and this is what I see.
The hope inside a girl just looking back at me.
Ohh my… Goodbye…

Will you come again? It’s hard to say.
I surely hope so.
And will you come again? It’s hard to say.
I surely hope so.
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