Live, Vol. 2

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1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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?

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. Old Joe Clark

Instrumental

11. 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

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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]

15. Complainte D’un Matelot Mourant

Instrumental – Screaming

16. 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

17. 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