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1. 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

2. 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.

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. Causey Commentary

Band Talking

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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

15. 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

16. 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

17. Complainte D’Un Matelot Mourant (“Lament of a Dyin

Instrumental

18. 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

19. 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

20. Laser Pants

Avett brothers talking