B i o g r a p h y
 (by MacKenzie Wilson)

Combining shuddering, groove-laden funky soul and folky, handcrafted acoustics, singer/songwriter Ben Harper cultivated a cult following during the course of the '90s that gained full fruition toward the end of the decade. Harper combined elements of classic singer/songwriters, blues revivalists, Jimi Hendrix, and '90s jam bands like Blues Traveler, Hootie & the Blowfish, and Phish, which meant that he was embraced by critics and college kids alike. Though he never had a hit album, his body of work sold consistently and he toured constantly, building a solid, dedicated fan base. A native of California, Harper grew up listening to blues, folk, soul, R&B, and reggae. As a child, he started playing guitar, and began to perform regularly as a preteen. During his adolescence, he began playing acoustic slide guitar, which would eventually become his signature instrument. After steady gigging in the Los Angeles area, Harper scored a deal with Virgin Records in 1992. He released his debut album, Welcome to the Cruel World, two years later to positive reviews. Released in 1995, the politically-heavy Fight for Your Mind made for a strong sophomore effort, an obvious growth in musical experimentation and individual declamation. Harper's third album, 1997's The Will to Live, pushed his blues-oriented alternative folk into the middle mainstream, becoming a mainstay at college radio and making inroads at adult alternative radio. Recorded over two years of touring in support of Fight for Your Mind, The Will to Live introduced the Innocent Criminals, Harper's supporting band. The Innocent Criminals � who are bassist Juan Nelson, drummer Dean Butterworth, and percussionist David Leach � solidified Harper's musical rhythms and emotional diversity.

Aside from working on his own material, Ben Harper has built a strong rapport with other artists, playing guest spots on records by Beth Orton, John Lee Hooker, and Government Mule. He played 1997's and 1999's Tibetan Freedom Concerts, and opened for R.E.M., Radiohead, Metallica, Pearl Jam, and the Fugees. Harper's career gained momentum throughout 1998-1999. His most successful album thus far, 1999's Burn to Shine blended Harper's fondness of '20s jazz compositions and urban beatboxing, resulting in a clever and passionate collection of songs. "Steal My Kisses" and "Suzie Blue" were radio favorites, landing him two headlining world tours and an opening spot on the Dave Matthews Band's summer trek of 2000. In spring 2001, Harper issued Live from Mars, a double disc of live electric and acoustic material spanning the previous year's tour and including covers of material by Led Zeppelin, the Verve, and Marvin Gaye. When it came to recording his fifth studio effort, Harper went back to his drawing board. He'd circled the world countless times and naturally, he brashly sang about it on the worldbeat-inspired Diamonds on the Inside, which appeared in March 2003. After a European tour with the Blind Boys of Alabama in 2004, the two acts entered the studio together and laid down ten tracks in two different sessions at Capitol Records basement studios. The resulting collaborative album issued under both names, There WiIl Be a Light, was released in September of 2004.




Pleasure and Pain
- 1992-03-15 - With Tom Freund - Vinyl Only

Whipping boy
Jesus on the mainline
Pay the man
Quarter of a man
Mama's got a girlfriend now
Angel from Montgomery
Click yo'heels
You should have come to me
Dust my broom
Sweet home Chicago
Pleasure and Pain


Welcome To The Cruel World
- 1994-02-08 -



 The Three of Us (Instrumental)
Whipping Boy
Breaking Down
Don't Take That Attitude To Your Grave
Waiting On An Angel
Mama's Got A Girlfriend Now
Forever
Like A King
Pleasure And Pain
Walk Away
How Many Miles Must We March
I'll Rise
Welcome To The Cruel World

Fight For Your Mind
- 1995-08-01 -

Oppression
Ground On Down
Another Lonely Day
Please Me Like You Want To
Gold To Me
Excuse Me Mr.
People Lead
Burn One Down
Fight For Your Mind
Give A Man A Home
By My Side
Power Of The Gospel
God Fearing Man
One Road To Freedom


The Will To Live
- 1997-06-17 -

Faded
Homeless Child
Number Three (Instrumental)
Roses From My Friends
Jah Work
I Want to be Ready
The Will To Live
Ashes
Widow of a Living Man
Glory & Consequence
Mama's Trippin'
I Shall Not Walk Alone
 

 
Burn To Shine
- 1999-09-21 - With The Innocent Criminals



Alone
The Woman In You
Less
Two Hands Of A Prayer
Please Bleed
Suzie Blue
Steal My Kisses
Burn To Shine
Show Me A Little Shame
Forgiven
Beloved One
In The Lord's Arms

Diamonds On The Inside
- 2003-03-11 -



With My Own Two Hands
When It's Good
Diamonds On The Inside
Touch From Your Lust
When She Believes
Brown Eyed Blues
Bring The Funk
Everything
Amen Omen
Temporary Remedy
So High So Low
Blessed To Be A Witness
Picture Of Jesus
She's Only Happy In The Sun

There Will Be A Light
- 2004-09-21 - With The Blind Boys Of Alabama



Take My Hand
Wicked Man
Where Could I Go
Church House Steps
11th Commandment (Instrumental)
Well Well Well
Picture Of Jesus
Satisfied Mind
Mother Pray
There Will Be A Light
Church On Time

Both Sides Of The Gun
- 2006-03-21 -



Morning Yearning
Waiting For You
Picture In A Frame
Never Leave Lonely Alone
Sweet Nothing Serenade (Instrumental)
Reason To Mourn
More Than Sorry
Crying Won't Help You Now
Happy Everafter In Your Eyes
Better Way
Both Sides Of The Gun
Engraved Invitation
Black Rain
Gather 'Round The Stone
Please Don't Talk About Murder While I'm Eating
Get It Like You Like It
The Way You Found Me
Serve Your Soul

Lifeline
- 2007-08-27 - With The Innocent Criminals



Fight Outta You
 In The Colors
Fool For A Lonesome Train
Needed You Tonight
Having Wings
Say You Will
Younger Than Today
Put It On Me
Heart Of Matters
Paris Sunrise #7 (Instrumental)
Lifeline

White Lies for Dark Times
- 2009-04-27 - With relentless7



Number With No Name
Up To You Now
Shimmer And Shine
Lay There And Hate Me
Why Must You Always Dress In Black
Skin Thin
Fly One Time
Keep It Together
(So I Can Fall Apart)
Boots Like These
The Word Suicide
Faithfully Remain

Give Till It's Gone
- 2011-05-17 -



Don't Give Up On Me Now
I Will Not Be Broken
Rock N'Roll Is Free
Feel Love
Clearly Severely
Spilling Faith
Get There From Here (Instrumental)
Pray That Our Love Sees The Dawn
Waiting On A Sign
Dirty Little Lover
Do It For You, Do It For Us

Get Up!
- 2013-01-29 - With Charlie Musselwhite



Don't Look Twice
I'm In I'm Out And I'm Gone
We Can't End This Way
I Don't Believe A Word You Say
You Found Another Lover
I Ride At Dawn
Blood Side Out
Get Up!
She Got Kick
All That Matters Now

Childhood Home
- 2014-05-06 - Ben & Ellen Harper



A House Is A Home
City Of Dreams
Born To Love You
Heavyhearted World
Farmer's Daughter
Memories Of Gold
Altar Of Love
Break Your Heart
Learn It All Again Tomorrow
How Could We Not Believe


Call it what it is
- 2016-04-08 -



When sex was dirty
Deeper and deeper
Call it what it is
How dark is gone
Shine
All that has grown
Pink balloon
Finding our way
Bones
Dance like fire
Goodbye to you


Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

Ain't too proud to beg
All along the watchtower
Beautiful boy
Be My Guest
Burning & lootin'
Concrete jungle
Deportees
Do right woman
Dressed in black
Exodus
Get up, stand up
Helpless
High tide or low tide
I heard it through the grapewine
In the sun
Indifference
Lay your burden down
Let's get it on
Louis collins
Love gonna walk out on me
Manic depression
Mary
My father'
s house


Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

Nobody's fault but mine
Not fade away
Not fire, not ice
One love
People get ready
Pressure drop
Redemption song
Remember
 Sexual healing
Slave driver
So you want to be a rock'n roll star
Strawberry fields forever
Superstition
The drugs don't work
The modern world
Tomorrow is a long time
Voodoo child
(slight return)
Waiting for a miracle
War
Waymore's blues
Whole Lotta love
You can't blame the youth
Zimbabwe


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Pleasure and Pain

Whipping Boy

Well you can need me
Well I want you to
And you can feed me
How I like that too
But don't you lead me
I won't follow you
Listen here
I don't fear
I don't want to be your whipping boy

Oh - you can tease me
Oh - how I want you to
And you can squeeze me
Baby, I like that too
But don't you lead me
I won't follow you
Listen here
I don't fear
I don't want to be your whipping boy

Oh - you can hold me
Baby, I want you to
And you can scold me
Yes, I like that too
But don't you lead me
I won't follow you
Listen here
I don't fear
I don't want to be your whipping boy

Well you can need me
Well I want you to
And you can feed me
Baby, I like that too
But don't you lead me
I won't follow you
Listen here
I don't fear
I don't want to be your whipping boy

Jesus is on the mainline

Jesus is on that mainline, tell him what you want
Jesus is on that mainline, tell him what you want
Jesus is on that mainline, tell him what you want
You gotta call him up and tell him what you want

If you're sick and you want to get well, tell him what you want
If you're sick and you want to get well, tell him what you want
If you're sick and you want to get well, tell him what you want
You gotta call him up and tell him what you want

If you're sick and you want to get well, tell him what you want
If you're sick and you want to get well, tell him what you want
If you're sick and you want to get well, tell him what you want
You gotta call him up and tell him what you want

If you want in his kingdom, tell him what you want
If you want in his kingdom, tell him what you want
If you want in his kingdom, tell him what you want
You gotta call him up and tell him what you want

Jesus is on that mainline, tell him what you want
Jesus is on that mainline, tell him what you want
Jesus is on that mainline, tell him what you want
You gotta call him up and tell him what you want

Jesus is on that mainline, tell him what you want
Jesus is on that mainline, tell him what you want
Jesus is on that mainline, tell him what you want
You gotta call him up and tell him what you want

Pay the man

Pay the man
Everybody's got to pay the man
And before you leave this world
You got to pay the man
Pay the man
Everybody's got to pay the man
And before you leave this world
You got to pay the man

Of the senators in the fancy houses
He's a friend of Babylon
Got a wife and a dog and a cadillac
And people hung around
Got his ways and means and all he needs
To keep him satisfied
But before he leaves this world
He's got to pay the man

Pay the man
Everybody's got to pay the man
And before you leave this world
You got to pay the man
Pay the man
Everybody's got to pay the man
And before you leave this world
You got to pay the man

Sally had a baby
It almost droke her crazy
When she dropped into the river
Now Sally she's a happy girl
And you see her on a ...
She's doing all the best she can
And she...
You got to pay the man

Pay the man
Everybody's got to pay the man
And before you leave this world
You got to pay the man
Pay the man
Everybody's got to pay the man
And before you leave this world
You got to pay the man

Pay the man
Everybody's got to pay the man
And before you leave this world
You got to pay the man
Pay the man
Everybody's got to pay the man
And before you leave this world
You got to pay the man

Pay the man
Everybody's got to pay the man
And before you leave this world
You got to pay the man

Pay the man
Everybody's got to pay the man
And before you leave this world
You got to pay the man

Quarter of a man

There's a quarter of a man in the market with a quarter of a car so it's easy to park it
He gets to the counter he pays what he can but he only pays a quarter
He's a quarter of a man

Now this quarter of a man he got fired, the next damn day he got hired
The only thing wrong with this plan is he only makes a quarter
He's a quarter of man

Every day he's on the street, too few quarters to live or to eat
He's so little the people all stare but he only pays a quarter fare

Now this quarter of a man's on vacation but he still gets his ration
He gets to the market he saves what he can but he only saves a quarter
He's a quarter of a man

Every day he's on the streets too few quarters to live or to eat
He's so little the people all to stare but he only pays a quarter fare
Now

There's a quarter of a man in the market with a quarter of a car so it's easy to park it
He gets to the market he saves what he can but he only saves a quarter
He's a quarter of a man

Mama's got a girlfriend now

Papa, he left home today
And said he ain't coming back again
Said he ain't gonna be nobody's second best
Just cause mama's got a special kind of friend

Papa, he left home today
Said he ain't coming back no more
Said he ain't gonna take no damn back seat
And how could mama do him so low

But mama's got a girlfriend now, boy !
Mama's got a girlfriend now
Mama's got a girlfriend
Mama's got a true friend
Mama's got a girlfriend now

You see mama don't watch your damn football
And your beer drinking just won't do
You're just staying out late
And you're preaching the hate
And you never have been true

You see, mama she want her somebody
Who will let her be herself
So she's leaving you and your stinky damn ways
Cause she's found somebody else

And mama's got a girlfriend now boy
Mama's got a girlfriend now
Mama's got a girlfriend
Mama's found a true friend
Mama's got a girlfriend now

Papa he left home today
He was waving his hands and cryin'
You could tell by the sound and the tone in his voice
That his heart was slowly dyin'

But mama said :
"Boy if I ever catch you 'round here again
You ain't never gonna have nobody else
Not a woman or a man"

And mama's got a girlfriend now boy
Mama's got a girlfriend now
Mama's got a girlfriend
Mama's found a true friend
Mama's got a girlfriend now

Mama's got a girlfriend now, boy !
Mama's got a girlfriend now
Mama's got a girlfriend
Mama's found a true friend
Mama's got a girlfriend now

Angel from Montgomery

I am an old woman named after my mother
Old man is another child (that's) grown old
If dreams were thunder and lightning was desire
This old house would've burned down a long time ago

Make me an angel that flies from Montgomery
Make me a poster of an old rodeo
Just give me one thing that I can hold on to
To believe in this living is just a hard way to go

I was a young girl I had me a cowboy
Wasn't much to look at, just a free rambling man
That was a long time, (and) no matter how I try
The years just flow by like a broken-down dam

Make me an angel that flies from Montgomery
Make me a poster of an old rodeo
Just give me one thing (that) I can hold on to
To believe in this living is just a hard way to go

There's flies in the kitchen, I can hear all their buzzin'
I ain't done nothing since I woke up today
I am a kind of person goes to work in the morning
Come home in the evening and have nothing to say

Make me an angel that flies from Montgomery
Make me a poster of an old rodeo
Just give me one thing (that) I can hold on to
To believe in this living is just a hard way to go
To believe in this living is just a hard way to go

Click Yo'Heels

Come on baby click yo'heels
Let me know our love is real
Cause we're a long way from anywhere
But I can really feel it

I've been up, I've been down
I've been tossed all around
But I always seem to come down on my feet

So don't think I'm crazy if I wanna sing
'bout the good things life has in store

Cause we're a long way from anywhere
But I can really feel it
A long way from anywhere

Come on babe let down your hair
Let me know you really care
Cause we're a long way from anywhere
But I'm ready for your dare

I remember a man in an upstate town
Said, "you can't get there form here"
We all took it as a joke but it held like smoke
Now it's ringing in both my ears

I look up babe see the sky is rollin'
Time has come to carry on

Cause we're a long way from anywhere
But I can really feel it
We're a long way from any town
But I think we'll come around
I really feel alright
I really feel alright
Cause we're a long way from anywhere
Tonight

You should have come to me

Yeah man, just do it man, just tear it up
He's running with it, so go ahead, go ahead man

Smooth, little one
You like to throw your hand beneath and run
Move back to L.A. for some sun
Leave us to clean up this mess you done

You should have come to me when you told her about us
You should have come to me
You should have come to me when your love ran dry
You should have come to me

Choose your better friend, I can see then
At the expense of my rearend
Make me look real bad
And you just not so good
I dont know how you can keep on going like you do

You should have come to me when you told her about it
You should have come to me
You should have come to me when your love ran dry
You should have come to me

I see the way that you ran and hide
I see the way that you fooled her eyes
I see the way that you ran inside
You should have come to me
Come

It takes two to tango, and only one to tell
And I'm sure you made us seem
Like I was the one crawling back from hell
All the reason, to step you out of my life
I am gonna squeeze one last tune out of you
Before I take it back

You should have come to me when you told her about it
You should have come to me
God Damn babe
You should have come to me when you told her about it
You should have come to me
You should have come to me when your love ran dry
You should have come to me

(I believe I'll) Dust my broom

I believe
I believe I'll dust my broom
I believe
I believe I'll dust my broom
Girlfriend, you know the (black) man you've been lovin'
Girlfriend, can get my room

I'm gon'write a letter, telephone every town I know
I'm gon'write a letter, telephone every town I know
He's not in West Helena, she must be in Claremont now

I'm getting up in the mornin'
I believe I'll dust my broom
I believe
I believe I'll dust my broom
Girlfriend, the black man you've been lovin'
Girlfriend, can get my room

I believe
I believe
I believe
I believe

Yes, I'm getting up in the mornin'
I believe I'll dust my broom
I believe
I believe I'll dust my broom
Girlfriend, the black man you've been lovin'
Girlfriend, can get my room

Sweet home chicago

Oh, baby, don't you want to go?
Oh, baby, don't you want to go?
Back to the land of California, to my sweet home Chicago.
Oh, baby, don't you want to go?
Oh, baby, don't you want to go?
Back to the land of California, to my sweet home Chicago.
Now one and one is two, two and two is four.
I'm heavy loaded baby, I'm booked I got to go.
Cryin baby - honey don't you want to go?
Back to the land of California, to my sweet home Chicago.
Now two and two is four, four and two is six.
You goin keep on monkeying round here friend boy.
You goin get your business all in atrick, but I'm cryin.
Baby, honey, don't you want to go?
Back to the land of California, to my sweet home Chicago.
Now six and two is eight, eight and two is ten,
Friend boy she trick you one time, she sure goin do it again.
But I'm cryin, hey, hey, baby don't you want to go?
To the land of California, to my sweet home Chicago.
I'm goin to California, from there to Des Moines, Iowa.
Somebody will tell me that you need my help someday, cryin.
Hey, hey, baby, don't you want to go?
Back to the land of California, to my sweet home Chicago.

Pleasure and Pain

I'm leaving here on the morning train
And I will never see this world again
Oh, I've felt pleasure
And I've felt pain
And I know now
That I can never be the same

How I wonder why the world can be so cold
And if only good die young
Then left with me cruel here to grow old
Oh, I've felt pleasure
And I've felt pain
And I know now
I can never be the same

And if someday I find my peace of mind
I will share my wealth with all of human kind
Well I've felt pleasure
And I've felt pain
And I know now
That I can never be the same

So if the sun does shine or rain does fall
I give thanks I've had my sight to see through it all
Oh, I've felt pleasure
And I've felt pain
And I know now
I can never be the same

Welcome To The Cruel World

Whipping Boy

Well you can need me
Well I want you to
And you can feed me
How I like that too
But don't you lead me
I won't follow you
Listen here
I don't fear
I don't want to be your
Whipping boy

You can tease me
How I want you to
And you can squeeze me
Baby I like that too
But don't you lead me
I won't follow you
Listen here
I don't fear
I don't want to be your
Whipping boy

You can hold me
Baby I want you to
And you can scold me
Yes I like that too
But don't you lead me
I won't follow you
Listen here
I don't fear
I don't want to be your
Whipping boy

Well you can need me
Well I want you to
And you can feed me
Baby I like that too
But don't you lead me
I won't follow you
Listen here
I don't fear
I don't want to be your
Whipping boy

Breaking Down

You don't believe that I love you
And even if that was true
Why just to keep our unhappy home
I'm gonna try to pretend that I do
But I'm breaking down
I'm breaking down
I'm breaking down
I'm breaking down
My baby she left me
Said she ain't coming back around
and I'm breaking down
I'm breaking down

And if I thought that it was okay
For a grown man to cry
I would have filled up the whole mighty ocean
When she said goodbye
and I'm breaking down
I'm breaking down
I'm breaking down
I'm breaking down
You know my baby she left me
said she ain't coming back around
and I'm breaking down
I'm breaking down

One day you said everything was just right
I don't see how it changed overnight
One day you said everything was so strong
The next day you turn to me and say
It's been wrong all along

Oh and now you won't even look at me
You pass me by in the street and you won't even speak
I never meant to cause you any harm
How could two people start so close
And end up so far
I'm breaking down
I'm breaking down
I'm breaking down
I'm breaking down

Don't Take That Attitude To Your Grave

You say what's mine is mine
And what's yours is mine too
Now you've got more than you can spend
But all of the money
In the whole wide world
Is not gonna help you in the end
Now while there's still time to be saved
Don't take that attitude to your grave
Might be too late for you I'm afraid
Don't take that attitude to your grave
Don't you take it there

I hear helicopters
Over my house every day
Shining their lights and flying low
Treat a child like a criminal
From the day that he is born
And you're gonna reap just what you sow
Now while there's still time to be saved
Don't take that attitude to your grave
Might be too late for you I'm afraid
Don't take that attitude to your grave
Don't you take it there

So you can move your court case
Way across town
You can move it across the whole wide globe
But it ain't gonna help your court case
Up in the sky
When you go to put on your white robe
Now while there's still time to be saved
Don't take that attitude to your grave
Might be too late for you I'm afraid
They don't want it there
Don't you take it there

And you dare the children
To stay off of drugs
Now I dare you to stop letting them in
And how dare you point your finger
At a gang out on the street
While it's you who is committing the sin
Now while there's still time to be saved
Don't take that attitude to your grave
Might be too late for you I'm afraid
Don't take that attitude to your grave
Don't you take it there
They don't want it there
You know your mother taught you better
Don't take that attitude to your grave

Waiting On An Angel

Waiting on an angel
One to carry me home
Hope you come to see me soon
Cause I don't want to go alone
I don't want to go alone

Now angel won't you come by me
Angel hear my plea
Take my hand lift me up
So that I can fly with thee
So that I can fly with thee

And I'm waiting on an angel
And I know it won't be long
To find myself a resting place
In my angel's arms
In my angel's arms

So speak kind to a stranger
Cause you'll never know
It just might be an angel come
Knocking at your door
Knocking at your door

And I'm waiting on an angel
And I know it won't be long
To find myself a resting place
In my angel's arms
In my angel's arms

Waiting on an angel
One to carry me home
Hope you come and see me soon
Cause I don't want to go alone
I don't want to go alone
Don't want to go
I don't want to go alone

Mama's Got A Girlfriend Now

Papa he left home today
Said he ain't coming back again
Said he ain't gonna be nobody's second best
Just cause mama's got a special kind of friend

Papa he left home today
Said he ain't coming back no more
Said he ain't gonna take no damn back seat
And how could mama do him so low

But mama's got a girlfriend now boy
Mama's got a girlfriend now
Mama's got a girlfriend
Mama's got a true friend
Mama's got a girlfriend now

You see mama don't watch your damn football
And your beer drinking just won't do
You're just staying out late
And you're preaching the hate
And you never have been true

You see mama she want her somebody
Who will let her be herself
So she's leaving you
And your stinky damn ways
Cause she's found somebody else

And mama's got a girlfriend now boy
Mama's got a girlfriend now
Mama's got a girlfriend
Mama's found a true friend
Mama's got a girlfriend now

Papa he left home today
He was waving his hands and cryin'
You could tell by the sound
And the tone in his voice
That his heart was slowly dyin'
But mama said "Boy if I ever
Catch you 'round here again
You ain't never gonna have nobody else
Not a woman or a man"

And mama's got a girlfriend now boy
Mama's got a girlfriend now
Mama's got a girlfriend
Mama found a true friend
Mama's got a girlfriend now
Mama's got a girlfriend now boy
Mama's got a girlfriend now
Mama's got a girlfriend
Mama's found a true friend
Mama's got a girlfriend now

Forever

Not talking 'bout a year
No not three or four
I don't want that kind of forever
In my life anymore
Forever always seems
to be around when it begins
but forever never seems
to be around when it ends
So give me your forever
Please your forever
Not a day less will do From you

People spend so much time
Every single day
Running 'round all over town
Giving their forever away
But no not me
I won't let my forever roam
and now I hope I can find
my forever a home
So give me your forever
Please your forever
Not a day less will do
From you

Like a handless clock with numbers
An infinite of time
No not the forever found
Only in the mind
Forever always seems
to be around when things begin
but forever never seems
to be around when things end
So give me your forever
Please your forever
Not a day less will do
From you

Like A King

Well Martin's dream
Has become Rodney's worst
Nightmare
Can't walk the streets
To them we are fair game
Our lives don't mean a thing
Like a king, like a king, like a king
Rodney King, Rodney King, Rodney King
Like a king, like a king, like a king
How I wish you could help us Dr. King
Make sure it's filmed
Shown on national T.V.
They'll have no mercy
A legal lynch mob
Like the days strung up from the tree
The L.A.P.D.
Like a king, like a king, like a king
Rodney King, Rodney King, Rodney King
Like a king, like a king, like a king
How I wish you could help us Dr. King
So if you catch yourself
Thinking it has changed for the best
You better second guess
Cause Martin's dream
Has become Rodney's worst
Nightmare
Like a king, like a king, like a king
Rodney King, Rodney King, Rodney King
Like a king, like a king, like a king
How I wish you could help us Dr. King

Pleasure And Pain

I'm leaving here on the morning train
And I will never see this world again
I've felt pleasure
And I have felt pain
And I know now
That I can never be the same

How I wonder why the world can be so cold
And if only good die young
Then left with me cruel here to grow old
And I felt pleasure
And I felt pain
And I know now
I can never be the same

And if someday I find my peace of mind
I will share my wealth with all of human kind
I've felt pleasure
And I have felt pain
And I know now
That I can never be the same

So if the sun does shine or rain does fall
I give thanks I've had my sight to see through it all
And I've felt pleasure
And I've felt pain
And I know now
That I can never be the same

Walk Away

Oh no
Here comes that sun again
That means another day
Without you my friend

And it hurts me
To look into the mirror at myself
And it hurts even more
To have to be with somebody else
And it's so hard to do
And so easy to say
But sometimes
Sometimes you just have to walk away
Walk away

With so many people
To love in my life
Why do I worry
About one

But you put the happy
In my ness
You put the good times
Into my fun
And it's so hard to do
And so easy to say
But sometimes
Sometimes you just have to walk away
Walk away
And head for the door

We've tried the goodbye
So many days
We walk in the same direction
So that we could never stray
They say if you love somebody
Than you have got to set them free
But I would rather be locked to you
Than live in this pain and misery

They say time will
Make all this go away
But it's time that has taken my tomorrows
And turned them into yesterdays
And once again that rising sun
Is dropping on down
And once again you my friend
Are nowhere to be found
And it's so hard to do
And so easy to say
But sometimes
Sometimes you just have to walk away
Walk away
And head for the door
You just walk away
Walk away

How Many Miles Must We March

Exactly how much will have to burn
Before we will look to the past to learn
We walk along this endless path
Which has led us in a circle
So here we are right back
We can't let the future become our past
If we are to change the world
Won't you tell me
Tell me please
How many miles must we march
How many miles must we march

When I was a baby I was not prejudiced
Hey how about you
This was something
That I learned in school
Something they taught us to do
We can't let our future become our past
If we are to change the world
Won't you tell me
Tell me please
How many miles must we march
How many miles must we march

There must come a day
When a box is not somebody's home
The unfinished work of our heroes
Must truly be our own
We can't let the future become our past
If we are to change the world
Won't you tell me
Tell me please
How many miles must we march
How many miles must we march
How many miles must we march
How many miles must we march
How many miles must we march
How many miles must we march

I'll Rise

You may write me down in history
With your bitter twisted lies
You may trod me down in the very dirt
And still like the dust I'll rise
Does my happiness upset you
Why are you best with gloom
Cause I laugh like I've got an oil well
Pumping in my living room

So you may shoot me with your words
You may cut me with your eyes
And I'll rise
I'll rise
I'll rise
Out of the shacks of history's shame
Up from a past rooted in pain
I'll rise
I'll rise
I'll rise

Now did you want to see me broken
Bowed head and lowered eyes
Shoulders fallen down like tear drops
Weakened by my soulful cries

Does my confidence upset you
Don't you take it awful hard
Cause I walk like I've got a diamond mine
Breakin up in my front yard

So you may shoot me with your words
You may cut me with your eyes
And I'll rise
I'll rise
I'll rise
Out of the shacks of history's shame
Up from a past rooted in pain
I'll rise
I'll rise
I'll rise

So you may write me down in history
With your bitter twisted lies
You may trod me down in the very dirt
And still like the dust I'll rise

Does my happiness upset you
Why are you best with gloom
Cause I laugh like I've got a goldmine
Digging up in my living room

Now you may shoot me with your words
You may cut me with your eyes
And I'll rise
I'll rise
I'll rise
Out of the shacks of history's shame
Up from a past rooted in pain
I'll rise
I'll rise
I'll rise

Welcome To The Cruel World

Welcome to the cruel world
Hope you find your way
Welcome to the cruel world
Hope you find your way
It's a cruel world
Try to enjoy your stay

Yes it is a cruel world
When you're trying to get by
It's a cruel world
When you've seen the look in their eye
Makes life hard living
But I'm so scared to die

Welcome to the cruel world
Welcome
Welcome

Don't know how
We've lasted here so long
There must be more good than bad
Or we'd already be gone
And if you get up to heaven
Before I do
I'm gonna tell ya
It's gonna be cruel there too

You can't hide from this cruel world
Cause there is no place to run
You can't hide from the cruel world
There just is no place to run
It's been cruel from the beginning
It will be cruel when we're done

So when I'm gone
I will gladly say goodbye
When I am gone
I will gladly say goodbye
And if you want to feel me
Put your hands up to the sky

Welcome to the cruel world
Welcome
Welcome
Hope you find your way
Try to enjoy your stay

Fight for your mind

Oppression

Oppression
You pray on us when we sleep
Oppression
You chase after the tired the poor the weak
Oppression
You know you mean only harm
Oppression
You reach out with your long arm

But oppression
I won't let you near me
Oppression
You shall learn to fear me

Oppression
You seek population control
Oppression
To divide and to conquer is your goal
Oppression
I swear that hatred is your home
Oppression
You just won't leave bad enough alone

But oppression
I won't let you near me
Oppression
You shall learn to fear me

Oppression
I don't see how you sleep
Oppression
For your bleeding conscience i weep
Oppression
You may have the dollar on your side
But oppression
From the gospel truth you cannot hide
And
Oppression
I won't let you near me
Oppression
You shall learn to fear me
Oppression
I won't let you near me
Oppression
You shall fear me

Ground on down

I believe in a few things
God the devil and love
Cause i've looked up from the bottom
And i've stared down from above

I have faith in a few things
Divinity and grace
But even when i'm on my knees
I know the devil prays

And you're working your way
From the ground on down

I hate to say i love you
Because it means that i
Will be with you forever
Or will sadly say goodbye

I love to say i hate you
Because it means that i
Will live my life happily without you
Or will sadly live a lie

And you're working your way
From the ground on down

Life is short
And if your looking for extension
With your time
You had best do well

Cause there's good deeds
And there is good intention
They're as far apart
As heaven and hell

And you're working your way
From the ground on down

Another lonely day

Yes indeed i'm alone again
And here comes emptiness crashing in
It's either love or hate
I can't find in between
Cause i've been with witches
And i have been with a queen

It wouldn't have worked out any way
So now it's just another lonely day
Further along we just may
But for now it's just another lonely day

Wish there was something
I could say or do
I can resist anything
But temptation from you
But i'd rather walk alone
Than chase you around
I'd rather fall myself
Than let you drag me down

It wouldn't have worked out any way
And now it's just another lonely day
Further along we just may
But for now it's just another lonely day

Yesterday seems like a life ago
Cause the one i love
Today i hardly know
You i held so close in my heart oh dear
Grow further from me
With every fallen tear

It wouldn't have worked out any way
So now it's just another lonely day
Further along we just may
But for now it's just another lonely day

Please me like you want to

Don't do me any favors
Matter of fact why don't you
Do yourself a few

Your presence ain't nobody's blessing
I've got plenty of other things
I could do

Oh no, not another excuse
Your tired silly games
For me are just no use

And now it's plain for me to see
You're with somebody
That you don't want to be

So won't you
Please please me like you want to
Not like you have to
Or won't you just go on and leave me
Leaving me is the least that you could do

You could have spared me
So much misery
And told me you just wanted
A friend

Believe me there is a difference
When you mean it
And when you pretend

Or was i just your habit
Cause i know a habit
Is a hard thing to break

But won't you spare me
A little mercy
There's only so much
That i can take

So won't you
Please please me like you want to
Not like you have to
Or won't you just go on and leave me
Leaving me is the least that you could do

Gold to me

You look like gold to me
And i'm not too blind to see
You look like gold

You make me wanna sing
With all the joy you bring
You look like gold

Like the rays down from the sun
When a new day has just begun
You look like gold

I've been fooled before
But now i know
I've made the mistake in the past
But now i know the difference
From gold and brass

Not the kind of gold you wear
But the kind that can feel my care
You look like gold

Some shine when the day is new
But fade when the day is through
But you look like gold

I've been wrong before
But now i know
I've made mistakes in the past
But now i know the difference
From gold and brass

You look like gold to me
And i'm down on bending knees
You look like gold
And i just want you to know
To me you mean so much more
Than all the gold
You look like gold

Excuse me Mr.

Excuse me Mr.
Do you have the time
Or are you so important
That it stands still for you

Excuse me Mr.
Lend me your ear
Or are you not only blind
But do you not hear

Excuse me Mr.
Isn't that your oil in the sea
And the pollution in the air mr.
Whose could that be

Excuse me Mr.
But i'm a mister too
And you're giving mr. A bad name
Mr. Like you

So i'm taking the mr.
From out in front of your name
Cause it's a Mr. Like you
That puts the rest of us to shame
It's a Mr. Like you
That puts the rest of us to shame

And i've seen enough to know
That i've seen too much

Excuse me Mr.
Can't you see the children dying
You say that you can't help them
Mr. You're not even trying

Excuse me Mr.
Take a look around
Mr. Just look up
And you will see it's coming down

Excuse me Mr.
But i'm a mister too
And you're giving Mr. A bad name
Mr. Like you

So i'm taking the mr.
From out in front of your name
Cause it's a Mr. Like you
That puts the rest of us to shame
It's a Mr. Like you
That puts the rest of us to shame

And i've seen enough to know
That i've seen too much

So Mr. When you're rattling
On heaven's gate
Let me tell you mr.
By then it is too late

Cause Mr. When you get there
They don't ask how much you saved
All they'll want to know, Mr.
Is what you gave

Excuse me Mr.
But i'm a mister too
And you're giving Mr. A bad name
Mr. Like you

So i'm taking the Mr.
From out in front of your name
Cause it's a Mr. Like you
That puts the rest of us to shame
It's a Mr. Like you
That puts the rest of us to shame

People lead

When the people lead
The leaders they will have to follow
And all their lies and their alibies
They will have to swallow
And it's you that has the authority
For the one who is right
Is the majority

When the people lead
People take the lead
Children you've got to take your lead
Or you shall be led astray

So as long as someone else
Controls your history
The truth shall remain just a mystery
For you can lead a horse to the water
But you cannot make him drink
You can put a man through school
But you cannot make him think

When the people lead
People take the lead
Children you've got to take your lead
Or you shall be led astray

Watch them try to hide
This world's imposition
But like disease that has come round from remission
When it seems
As if it has left your person
All the while it has only worsened

When the people lead
People take the lead
Children you've got to take your lead
Or you shall be led astray

Burn one down

Let us burn one
From end to end
And pass it over
To me my friend
Burn it long, we'll burn it slow
To light me up before i go

If you don't like my fire
Then don't come around
Cause i'm gonna burn one down
Yes i'm gonna burn one down

My choice is what i choose to do
And if i'm causing no harm
It shouldn't bother you
Your choice is who you choose to be
And if your causing no harm
Then you're alright with me

If you don't like my fire
Then don't come around
Cause i'm gonna burn one down
Yes i'm gonna burn one down

Herb the gift from the earth
And what's from the earth
Is of the greatest worth
So before you knock it try it first
You'll see it's a blessing
And not a curse

If you don't like my fire
Then don't come around
Cause i'm gonna burn one down
Yes i'm gonna burn one down

Fight for your mind

If you're gonna live
Then live it up
And if you're gonna give
Then give it up
If you're gonna walk the earth
Then walk it proud
And if you're gonna say the word
You got to say it loud

You got to fight for your mind
You got to fight for your mind
While you got the time
You got to fight for your mind

If you're gonna build a house
Make it a home
If you're gonna pull some weight
Pull your own
If you're gonna help
Reach out your hand
If you're getting up
Then take a stand

You got to fight for your mind
You got to fight for your mind
While you got the time
You got to fight for your mind

If you're gonna step
Step on in
If you're gonna finish
You got to begin
Don't you fear
What you don't know
Just let that be
Your room to grow

You got to fight for your mind
You got to fight for your mind
While you got the time
You got to fight for your mind

Give a man a home

Have you ever lost your way
Have you ever feared another day
Have you ever misplaced your mind
Watching this world leave you behind

Won't you
Won't you give
Won't you give a man
Give a man a home

Have you ever worn thin
Have you ever never known where to begin
Have you ever lost your belief
Watching your faith turn to grief

Won't you
Won't you give
Won't you give a man
Give a man a home

In a world that is unwhole
You have got to fight to keep your soul
Some would rather give than receive
Some would rather give up before they believe

Won't you
Won't you give
Won't you give a man
Give a man a home

By my side

Don't you get ahead of me
And i won't leave you behind
If you get unhappy
Show me a sign

There's no love like lost love
No pain like a broken heart
There's no love like you and me
And no loss like us apart

Promises promise is
Only a word
And when softly spoken
Is never heard

And a heart
Is not a stone
And is fragile
When alone

By my side
By my side
Won't you be by my side
By my side
By my side
Won't you be by my side

My care for you
Is from the ground up to the sky
It's over under up above
Down below and to the side

No use in pretending
No use in saving face
My love is never ending
You are my saving grace

By my side
By my side
Won't you be by my side
By my side
By my side
Won't you be by my side

Power of the gospel

It will make a weak man mighty
It will make a mighty man fall
It will fill your heart and hands
Or leave you with nothing at all
It's the eyes for the blind
And legs for the lame
It is love for hate
And pride for shame

That's the power of the gospel
That's the power of the gospel
That's the power of the mighty power
That's the power of the gospel

Gospel on the water
Gospel on the land
The gospel in every woman
The gospel in every man
Gospel in the garden
Gospel in the trees
The gospel that's inside of you
The gospel inside of me

That's the power of the gospel
That's the power of the gospel
That's the power of the mighty power
That's the power of the gospel

In the hour of richness
In the hour of need
For all of creation
Comes from the gospel seed
Now you may leave tomorrow
And you may leave today
But you've got to have the gospel
When you start out on your way

That's the power of the gospel
That's the power of the gospel
That's the power of the mighty power
That's the power of the gospel

God fearing man

Listen mister brother sister
Family and friend
I fear with each day pass
Our time grows closer to the end

Listen stranger passer by
And those i never knew
There's not one day that you are living
Has been promised to you

I am a god fearing man
I'm a god fearing man
I reach out for my god's hand
I'm a god fearing man

Listen mother sister brother
Relatives and kin
You want to know just where you're going
You got to know where you've been

Tell me what gives one the right
To say their god is better than anybody else
Don't we all have a right
To find god for our self

I am a god fearing man
I'm a god fearing man
I reach up for my god's hand
I'm a god fearing man

When i rise with the morning sun
I give thanks to my god
For the gift of another one

And when my day is over
And complete
I reach to my god
To put me back on my feet

I am a god fearing man
I'm a god fearing man
I reach up for my god's hand
I'm a god fearing man

One road to freedom

Tell me which road are you travelling
Which road are you travelling on
Tell me who will you turn to
When the light has gone
I hear somebody calling
I hear somebody calling to me
With so many roads to travel
There's just one can set you free

There's just one road
One road to freedom
There's just one road
One road to freedom
Just one

In my life i have been blessed
In my life i have been cursed
I have lived the best of times
I have suffered the worst
Do you know which road you're travelling
Do you know where you want to be
With so many roads to travel
There's just one can set you free

There's just one road
One road to freedom
There's just one road
One road to freedom
There's just one road
One road to freedom
Just one

The will to live

Faded

You so easily amuse
Like a pantomime
Such a silent crime

You so easily abuse
Lack of confidence
It's your best offense

You so easily confuse
You can't deny it
Still you try to hide it

Faded
So faded
Like a memory gone
There's no recollection
Faded
So faded
Like a forgotten dream
Further than it seems

You so hastily defy
When you think you need it
You find a way to bleed it

You so hastily deny
Pleading innocence
It's your best defense

You so hastily reply
The moment that you said it
Already regret it

Faded
So faded
Like a memory gone
There's no recollection
Faded
So faded
Like a forgotten dream
Further than it seems

Homeless child

Nowhere here
To call my home
No one near
To call my own
All that's left
Is for me to roam
Somebody please
Help me hang on

Homeless child
Homeless child
What is left
For the homeless child

There is no night
And there is no day
It is all
One shade of gray
Some will pass
And some will stay
Is this the end
Or just one more day

Homeless child
Homeless child
What is left
For the homeless child

Sure not much
But it's my best
I just need
Some place to rest
If you could just
Let me be your guest
I won't burden you
For very long

Homeless child
Homeless child
What is left
For the homeless child

Roses from my friends

I could have treated you better
But you couldn't have treated me worse
But it's he who laughs last
Is he who cries first

Sometimes i feel i know strangers
Better than i know my friends
Why must a beginning
Be the means to an end

The stones from my enemies
These wounds will mend
But i cannot survive
The roses from my friends

When the last word has been spoken
And we've beared witness to the final setting sun
All that shall remain is a token
Of what we've said and done

When all we've had has been forsaken
Distant church bells no longer ring
That's the sound of a heart taken
And the story of tears from a king

The stones from my enemies
These wounds will mend
But i cannot survive
The roses from my friends

This may be the last time i see you
Forgive me for holding you close
This may be the last time that i see you
So of this moment i will make the most

This may be the last time i see you
But if you keep me in your heart
Together we shall be eternal
If you believe
We shall never part

The stones from my enemies
These wounds will mend
But i cannot survive
The roses from my friends

Jah work

Tell me do you really know
Your brother man
Cause a heart speaks louder
Than a color can
And why would you even
Shake a man's hand
If you're not going
To help him stand

Jah work
Jah work
Jah work is never done

Every man's actions
Belong to he
If prepared for thereafter
To each his destiny
Some people believe
And some people know
Some people deceive
And some people show

Jah work
Jah work
Jah work is never done

You must do the heaviest
So many shall do none
You have got to stand firm
So many shall run
Some they rest their head at night
Some get no sleep at all
If you listen close to what you see
You will hear the call

I want to be ready

How i am strong
Is to know what makes me weak
How i am found
Is to know just whom i seek
The gift of a blessing
The burden of a sin
Turn to him

I want to be ready
Ready to put on
My long white robe

Nailed across
From hand to hand
For the sin
Of woman and man
All upon his earth
Is all within his plan
And i know this shall be
My journey home

I want to be ready
Ready to put on
My long white robe

Covet no silver
Covet no gold
Reach your empty
Hands for him to hold
Up in his kingdom
Glory shall be proclaimed
Sing the song
And praise his name

The will to live

I met a girl whose heart
Was on the right hand side
And upon the left
An angel did reside
They told her mother
That she never would survive
But she kept the rhythm
And is still alive

We must all have
The will to live
You got to have
The will to live

Then i met a man
Who had to walk with his hands
Born into a world
He couldn't stand
Blessed with life
But cursed as a man
Still he walks taller
Than most of us can

We must all have
The will to live
You got to have
The will to live

Some are born with more
And some born with less
So don't take for granted
The life we've been blessed
It's hard to understand
That we're only a guest
And each one of us
Shall be put to life's test

We must all have
The will to live
You got to have
The will to live

Ashes

Ashes to ashes
And dust to dust
That's what has become
Of our love and trust

Love has no direction
Cause love has no aim
Love can leave you
As fast as she came

Meeting is such sweet sorrow
Cause someday we may have to part
Hush don't you make a sound
You're gonna let me down

Good things come
To those who wait
But good things are gone
From those who are late

All that i am
Is all i can give
But with or without you
My life i must live

Meeting is such sweet sorrow
Cause someday we may have to part
Hush don't you make a sound
You're gonna let me down

Living ain't easy
Since you've been gone
No one else can please me
Or make me feel home

Forgetting ain't easy
You stay on my mind
Thoughts of us haunt me
Can't leave them behind

Widow of a living man

Mama why does he treat me so cold
Why do i feel so old
How long has he treated me unkind
Or have i always been so blind

I'm the widow of a living man

Why can't the times stay the same
Now i am begging him to change
What about all the plans we made
Now i am so afraid

I'm the widow of a living man

Why does he hurt me so
I'm gonna need someplace to go
He's no longer some kind woman's son
Mama i think that i had better run

I'm the widow of a living man

Glory & consequence

I'm more afraid of living
Than i am scared to die
I'm more afraid of falling
Than i am of flying high

Every moral has a story
Every story has an end
Every battle has its glory
And its consequence

I'm more afraid of loving
Than i am of being scorned
But i will keep on trying
Though i have been forewarned

Every moral has a story
Every story has an end
Every battle has its glory
And its consequence

I would rather me be lonely
And you have someone to hold
I'm not as scared of dying
As i am of growing old.

Every moral has a story
Every story has an end
Every battle has its glory
And its consequence

Mama's trippin'

Can you tell me why
You're so uptight
Out of your head
And ain't talking right

Can you tell me why
Your mind ain't straight
Out of touch
And can't relate

Mama's trippin'
Daddy's slippin'

Everybody's talking 'bout
Keeping it together
But i see people splittin'
When there's inclement weather

What you want is what i want
So why can't we agree
If i could be inside of you
Maybe i could see why

Mama's trippin'
Daddy's slippin'

You and i ain't spoken
Ain't spoken for a week
Soon there won't be nothin'
Nothing left to speak

Things ain't the same
Since you've gone insane
Let's take some time
And ease the strain

Mama's trippin'
Daddy's slippin'

I shall not walk alone

Battered and torn
Still i can see the light
Tattered and worn
But i must kneel to fight

Friend of mine
What can't you spare
I know some times
It gets cold in there

When my legs no longer carry
And the warm wind chills my bones
I reach for mother mary
And i shall not walk alone

Hope is alive
While we're apart
Only tears
Speak from my heart
Break the chains
That hold us down
And we shall be
Forever bound

When i'm tired and weary
And a long way from home
I reach for mother mary
And i shall not walk alone

Beauty that
We left behind
How shall we
Tomorrow find

Set aside
Our weight in sin
So that we
Can live again

When my legs no longer carry
And the warm wind chills my bones
I reach for mother mary
And i shall not walk alone

 

Burn To Shine

Alone

This empty room it fills my mind
Freedom it leaves me confined
Every single bone has cracked
But in this life you can't turn back

I don't want to live
I don't want to live alone
Alone
Alone
Alone

As these words part with my tongue
I question why they're even sung
I promise but I lie
I don't even know myself inside

I don't want to be
I don't want to be here alone
Alone
Alone
Alone

Today and tomorrow have become one
Every single thing has become none
Human nature is a beast
What I've done the most to show I have the least

Please don't leave me here
Please don't leave me here
Don't you leave me alone
Alone
Alone
Alone

The Woman In You

Could've sworn I heard you say amen this morning
Showing some kind of sign that you believe
Did it fall from your tongue without warning
Or just another trick to fall from your sleeve
Did I hear you say that you believe in angels
I guess I bring the devil out in you
But we can both remove our halos
'Cause even an angel needs love too
Even angels needs love too

The woman in you is the worry, the worry in me
The woman in you is the worry, the worry in me

Some things never change
Some things never stay the same
But you're so innocent
I'll take all the blame
How I hate to remember
For that means the day is past
Sometimes I wonder if I know her
Or if I really need to ask
Or if I really need to ask

The woman in you is the worry, the worry in me
The woman in you is the worry, the worry in me
The woman in you is the worry, the worry in me
Woman, woman, woman, woman
Woman, woman, woman

Half a man walks with no shadow
Of life he utters his distaste
No apology is expected
Love carved sorry in his face
Love carved sorry in his face

The woman in you is the worry, the worry in me
The woman in you is the worry, the worry in me
The woman in you, in you, is the worry in me
Woman, woman, woman, woman
Woman, woman, woman, woman
Woman, woman

Less

I could give you more
But you still wouldn't be happy
I could give all you need
But you still wouldn't be satisfied
I could give till I were poor
Now what good would that be
You'd shake hands with Jesus
A nd you still would not believe

If you're happy with nothing
You'll be so very happy with me
The less you expect
The more you'll be pleased
The more you'll be pleased

I could change your mind
But what would you really be thinking
I'd show you a sign
But you'd just pass it on by
I could hold your hand
But then we'd both be sinking
The problem with the world
Is everyone's not just like you

If you're happy with nothing
You'll be so very happy with me
The less you expect
T he more you'll be pleased
The more you'll be pleased

If you're happy with nothing
You'll be so very happy with me
If you're happy with nothing
You'll be so very happy with me
If you're happy with nothing
You'll be so very happy with me
If you're happy with nothing
You'll be so very happy with me
If you're happy with nothing
You'll be so very happy with me
If you're happy with nothing
You'll be so very happy with me

So happy with nothing
So happy with me

Two Hands Of A Prayer

First time that I saw her she had white doves in her eyes
She spoke to me but I could not reply, not reply
She was a stranger I had known for years
She brought to me so many smiles and tears
Smiles and tears

The two hands of a prayer
Together like the two hands of a prayer
Together like the two hands of a prayer
Together like the two hands of a prayer

Time it slowly drifts into the past, into the past
And finds a home where all echoes rest, echoes rest
She softly kissed my mind, my mind
And whispered what will we do with time, do with time

The two hands of a prayer
Together like the two hands of a prayer
Together like the two hands of a prayer
Together like the two hands of a prayer

Am I the man I choose, choose to be, choose to be
Or just the man I used to be, used to be
Am I the man I want, want to be, I want to be
This question it keeps haunting me, haunting me

The two hands of a prayer
Together like the two hands of a prayer
Together like the two hands of a prayer
Together like the two hands of a prayer
A prayer

Please Bleed

Make me feel like a beggar
Make me feel like a thief
Make me feel like a battle that cannot end in peace
Make me feel like running as if I've lost my nerve
Make me feel like crying tears I don't deserve

Please bleed
So I know that you are real
So I know that you can feel
The damage that you've done
Oh - who have I become
To myself I am numb
I am numb
I am numb

Is this really living
Sometimes it's hard to tell
Or is this just a kinder, gentler hell
Turn out the lights and let me stare into your soul
I was born and bled for you to hold

Please bleed
So I know that you are real
So I know that you can feel
The damage that you've done
Oh - who have I become
To myself I am numb
I am numb
I am numb

Never said thank you
Never said please
Never gave a reason to believe
So as it stands i remain on my knees
Good lovers make great enemies

Please bleed
So I know that you are real
So I know that you can feel
The damage that you've done
Oh - who have I become
To myself I am numb
I am numb
I am numb

Please bleed
So I know that you are real
So I know that you can feel
The damage that you've done
Oh - who have I become
To myself I am numb
I am numb
I am numb

Suzie Blue

Won't you sing me the blues
Won't you sing me the blues
Sing me something my heart can use
Misery loves a symphony

Does your face, your pretty face get lost in a crowd
And you say no one's there to hear you cry out loud
What will you do, Suzie Blue

Where'd you learn to do that so well
Where'd you learn to do that so well
I guess that would be like kiss and tell
If it's a secret, why did you show me

But you're far away from the love you used to hold
Don't sit and watch yourself grow old
The day is new, Suzie Blue
The day is new, Suzie Blue

Real life has let you down
Real life has let you down
Someone stripped the jewels from your crown
Everybody owes somebody something

Kisses from heaven in your arms
And we'll make love to the memories
They will always see us through, Suzie Blue
The day is new, Suzie Blue
The day is new, Suzie Blue

Steal My Kisses

I pulled into Nashville, Tennessee
But you wouldn't even come around to see me
And since you're heading up to Carolina
You know I'm gonna be right there behind ya
'Cause I always have to steal my kisses from you
Always have to steal my kisses from you
Always have to steal my kisses from you
Always have to steal my kisses from you

Now I love to feel that warm southern rain
Just to hear it fall is the sweetest sounding thing
And to see it fall on your simple country dress
It's like heaven to me I must confess
'Cause I always have to steal my kisses from you
Always have to steal my kisses from you
Always have to steal my kisses from you
Always have to steal my kisses from you

Now I've been hanging around you for days
But when I lean in you just turn your head away
Oh - No you didn't mean that
She said I love the way you think but I hate the way you act
'Cause I always have to steal my kisses from you
Always have to steal my kisses from you
Always have to steal my kisses from you
Always have to steal my kisses from you
Always have to steal my kisses from you
Always have to steal my kisses from you
Always have to steal my kisses from you
Always have to steal my kisses from you

Burn To Shine

We made love until we cried and cried ourselves to laughter
Laughed until we realized our hearts were struck were fear
How in just a moment's time could one see for ever after
I gently lie beside of you and dream away my tears

Won't you let me treat you kind
We're gonna burn to shine
Won't you let me treat you kind
We're gonna burn to shine

Funny things you learn from your mama like the way to throw your head back when you're swallowing pills
Funny things you learn from your papa like when you're talking you just can't keep your hands still
But that was now and this is then it never lasts for long
How I miss the good old days but I'm so glad they're gone

Won't you let me treat you kind
We're gonna burn to shine
Won't you let me treat you kind
We're gonna burn to shine

I'd like to spend the time that you would like
to spend with me
So that you can help me out with my dependency
'Cause I'm hopelessly addicted to your sorrow
Makes me never want to work, only beg and borrow

Won't you let me treat you kind
We're gonna burn to shine
Won't you let me treat you kind
We're gonna burn to shine
Won't you let me treat you kind
We're gonna burn to shine
Won't you let me treat you kind
We're gonna burn to shine

Show Me A Little Shame

You
You've been looking at me just a little too long
Now I can never look the same
Blindness and kindness
There's no difference in the two
When I can no longer see the good in you

So won't you show me a little shame
Won't you show me a little shame

Now 'cause I'm, I'm a gentleman
Before gentlewomen
So-called ladies they keep breaking my heart
Showed me your house
Showed me your home
Showed me how it could all fall, all fall

Now won't you show me a little shame
Won't you show me a little shame
Won't you show me a little shame

'Cause now I wake up in the morning more tired than before I slept
I get through crying and I sat up and before I wept
I get through thinking and the thoughts have left my head
I get through speaking and I can't remember not a word that I said
You change your mind so many times, I wonder if you have a mind at all
And I rather be by myself than to have your lonesome company come to call

Now won't you show me a little shame
Won't you show me a little shame
Won't you show me a little shame
Won't you show me a little shame

Forgiven

I will wait like nothing
I have ever waited for
I will catch your tears from falling
Until from my hands they pour
You can leave me here abandoned
I'll be here if you walk back in
Like the rest I have been branded
Far beneath the skin
So far beneath the skin

You shall be
You shall be
You shall be forgiven
You shall be
You shall be
You shall be forgiven

Here I have been standing
But the time has come and gone
I try singing to you
But you turn my words to stone
Here I have been waiting
It seems for quite a while
Changed are my reflections
But inside still just a child
But inside still just a child

You shall be
You shall be
You shall be forgiven
You shall be
You shall be
You shall be forgiven

These eyes weren't made for crying
This love wasn't made to waste
These arms were made for battle
But to share in your embrace
But to share in your embrace

You shall be
You shall be
You shall be forgiven
You shall be
You shall be
You shall be forgiven
You shall be
You shall be
You shall be forgiven
You shall be
You shall be
You... forgiven

Beloved One

We have both been here before
Knocking upon love's door
Begging for someone to let us in
Knowing this we can agree
To keep each other company
Never to go down that road again

My beloved one
My beloved one

Your eyes shine through me
You are so divine to me
Your heart has a home in mine
We won't have to say a word
With a touch all shall be heard
When I search my heart it's you I find

My beloved one
My beloved one
My beloved one

You were meant for me
I believe you were sent to me
From a dream straight into my arms
Hold your body close to me
You mean the most to me
We will keep each other safe from harm

My beloved one
My beloved one
My beloved one
My beloved one

In The Lord's Arms

Like the wings stolen from an angel
Like petals gone from a rose
Like a dove caught in a storm
Tonight he is in the Lord's Arms

The wind it blew straight through us
And whispered to me in tongues
I was told I was warned
Tonight he would be in the Lord's Arms
Tonight he is in the Lord's Arms

So I drink this wine to him
With each glass a memory
He left me with his crown of thorns
Tonight he is in the Lord's arms
Tonight he is in the Lord's arms
Tonight he is in the Lord's arms

Diamonds On The Inside

With My Own Two Hands

I can change the world
With my own two hands
Make a better place
With my own two hands
Make a kinder place
Oh- with my
Oh- with my own two hands
With my own
With my own two hands
With my own
With my own two hands

I can make peace on earth
With my own two hands
I can clean up the earth
Oh- with my own two hands
I can reach out to you
Oh- with my own two hands
With my own
With my own two hands
Oh- with my own
Oh- with my own two hands

I'm gonna make it a brighter place
With my own
I'm gonna make it a safer place
With my own
I'm gonna help the human race
With my own
With my own two hands

Now I can hold you
With my own two hands
And I can comfort you
With my own two hands
But you got to use
Use your own two hands
Use your own
Use your own two hands

Use your own two hands
And with our own
With our own two hands
With our
With our
With our own two hands
Oh- with my own
With my own two hands

I'm gonna make it a brighter place
With my own
I'm gonna make it a safer place
With my own
I'm gonna help the human race
With my own
Gonna make it a brighter place
With my own
I can hold you
With my own
And I can comfort you
With my own
But you got
You got
You got
You got
You got
You got
You got
You got to use
Oh- use your own
Oh- use your own
Lord

But you got
You got
You got
You got
You got to use
Use - use your own
Use your own
Use your own
Use your own
Use your own
Use your own
Use your own
Use your own
Use your own
Use your own
Use your own

When It's Good

You're a prison I can't escape
You're a decision I never make
Heard me laughing
You heard me weep and moan

When it's good, it's so, so good
When it's gone, it's gone

They say time will kill the pain
I say pain is gonna kill my time
Lord won't you save me
Or leave me alone

Cause when it's good, it's so, so good
When it's gone, it's gone
Oh- gone

I hang your picture right above my mind
Don't do anything you can't deny
I could never be your pawn

Oh- cause when it's good, it's so, so good
When it's gone, it's gone

Some drink to remember
Some to forget
Some for satisfaction
Some to regret
I hope a brighter day to you I've shown

Oh- cause when it's good, it's so, so good
And when it's gone, it's gone
When it's gone, it's gone
When it's gone, it's gone
When it's gone, Oh it's gone

Diamonds On The Inside

I knew a girl
Her name was truth
She was a horrible liar
She couldn't spend one day alone
But she couldn't be satisfied
When you have everything
You have everything to lose
She made herself a bed of nails
And she's planning on putting it to use

She had diamonds on the inside
She had diamonds on the inside
She had diamonds on the inside
Diamonds

A candle throws its light into the darkness
In a nasty world so shines a good deed
Make sure the fortune that you seek
Is the fortune that you need
Tell me why the first to ask
Is the last to give every time
What you say and do not mean
Follows you close behind

She had diamonds on the inside
She had diamonds on the inside
She wore diamonds on the inside
Diamonds
Diamonds

Like the soldier long standing under fire
Any change comes as a relief
Let the giver's name remain unspoken
She is just a generous thief

She had diamonds on the inside
She had diamonds on the inside
She wore diamonds on the inside
She wore diamonds
Oh- diamonds
She had diamonds
She wore diamonds
Diamonds

Touch From Your Lust

I need to sleep but I'm too tired
I need to come down but I'm too wired
When the sun comes up I miss the moon
Cause I know tomorrow is gonna come too soon
Is gonna come too soon

She only wants to be wanted
But time crumbles blue roses to dust
Now I long to feel the touch from your lust

Scars on your back tell where you've been
But I'll roll like the ocean if you'll blow like the wind
Sweet Texas angel what have your blue eyes seen
I'll be your country gentleman
If you will be my Mason-Dixon Queen
Queen

She only wants to be wanted
But time crumbles blue roses to dust
Now I long to feel the touch from your lust

So much sweeter than all the rest
You're what lies between pain and death
Sinners and saints call you by name
If you're gonna take the praise
You're gonna have to learn to take the blame

She only wants to be wanted
But time crumbles blue roses to dust
Now I long to feel the touch from your
She only wants to be wanted
Time crumbles blue roses to dust
Now I long to feel the touch from your lust

When She Believes

The good Lord is such a good Lord
With such a good mother too
They have blessed me
They have blessed me
In the good graces of you
Now I
I have heard a hundred violins crying
And I
I have seen a hundred white doves flying

But nothing is as beautiful
As when she believes
When she believes
When she believes
When she believes
When she believes
When she believes
In me
Oh- in me
Mmhh

How good it must feel
To be so young, young and free
And a song that pleases a Queen
Will always please me
Now I
I have heard the wisest of wisdom
And I
I have dined in palaces and kingdoms

But nothing is as beautiful
As when she believes
When she believes
When she believes
When she believes
When she believes
When she believes
In me
Oh- in me
Mmhh - Oh - no no no

Now, all of life
Is just passing the time
Until once again
Your eyes look into mine
Now I
I have been adored by a stranger
And I
I have heard the whispering angel

But nothing is as beautiful
As when she believes
When she believes
When she believes
When she believes
When she believes
When she believes
In me
Oh - la la la

Brown Eyed Blues

I say if I knew being here with you today
Would mean being alone tomorrow
I would gladly trade all of my tomorrows away
For a moment with you

Brown eyed blues
You can find yourself another fool
I say yeah, yeah, yeah

Can you look
Can you look into my eyes
Or has your heart
Said, has your heart gone blind
Can you look
Can you look into your own and find the safe place to hide

Brown eyed blues
You can find yourself another fool
I say yeah, yeah, yeah

Why, why be with a stranger
When you could be with your friend
If you're ever lonely you know I'm lonely too
And I'll stay lonely until I'm again with you
With you

I say Brown eyed blues
Can find yourself another fool
I say yeah, yeah, yeah
I say Brown eyed blues
Oh- no
I say Brown eyed blues

Bring The Funk

When it's on the one you know the funk's begun
When you are down and out there is no doubt
You need the funk
Just bring the funk
Bring the funk
Bring the funk

Now what's the problem everybody's got them
Just get the hole out of your soul
And bring the funk
Bring me the funk
Bring the funk

If you got a glass closet don't you throw no bones
There's only getting until the getting's gone

So pass me the funk
Pass the funk
Got to have my funk
Got to have my funk
Oh- I need my funk
Need my funk
Got to have my funk
Got to have my funk
Some are jiving
Some are shuck
Some are just down on their luck
They just need the funk
Need the funk
They got to have the funk
Got to have the funk
Just bring 'em some funk
Bring the funk
Just bring the funk
Just bring the funk
Well Well
Bring it (repeat...)

Well stay black
Stay black
Stay white
Stay brown get on down
Just bring the funk
Got to bring the funk
Bring the funk

Need it - I need it (repeat...)
Yeah

Well it's got to be solid
That's what you call it
Funk me up Funk me down
Funk me sideways Funk me all ways
Bring the funk
Got to bring the funk
Bring the funk

Oh- some things money can't fix
Like what?
Some things only money will do the trick
It's not the end of the world but I can see it from here
So bring - bring - bring - bring - bring me the funk
Bring the funk
Just bring the funk
Just bring me the funk
Oh- bring the funk
Bring the funk
Just bring me the funk

Everything

Behind all of your tears there's a smile
There's a smile
Behind all of the rain there's a sunshine
For miles and miles

Oh- Everything
Everything
You mean everything
You mean everything
Everything to me
Everything to me

The colors of your garden
They're yellow, blue and green
And the sound of your sweet voice
It's better than all my dreams

Oh- Everything
Everything
You mean everything
You mean everything
Everything to me
Everything to me

Your my first thought in the morning
When I rise
Oh- when I rise
You're my last thought in the evening
When I rest my head at night

Oh- Everything
Everything
You mean everything
You mean everything
Everything to me
Everything to me

Oh- Everything
Everything
You mean everything
You mean everything
Everything to me
Everything to me
Everything to me
Everything to me

Amen Omen

What started as a whisper
Slowly turned into a scream
Searching for an answer
Where the question is unseen
I don't know where you came from
And I don't know where you've gone
Old friends become old strangers
Between the darkness and the dawn

Amen Omen
Will I see your face again
Amen Omen
Can I find the place within
To live my life without you

I still hear you saying
All of life is a chance
And is sweetest
When at a glance
But I live a hundred
Lifetimes in a day
But I die a little
In every breath that I take

Amen Omen
Will I see your face again
Amen Omen
Can I find the place within
To live my life without you

I listen to a whisper
Slowly drift away
Silence is the loudest
Parting word you never say
I put - I put your world
Into my veins
Now a voiceless sympathy
Is all that remains

Amen Omen
Will I see your face again
Amen Omen
Can I find the place within
To live my life without you
Amen Omen
Will I see your face again
Amen Omen
Will I see your face again
Amen Omen
Can I find the place within
my life without you
Amen
Omen
Omen
Oh...

Temporary Remedy

I killed a snake with a bible
I was living a Johnny Cash song
I'm afraid for this I may be liable
So its best I be moving - moving along

Just a temporary remedy
Running through my
Running through my veins

Summer lasted through November
Funny when its gone you miss cold
Words can be spoken for a lifetime
We can never hear until we're told

Just a temporary remedy
Running through my
Running through my veins

They tell me nothing is perfect
Then tell me why is it a word
Yesterday's news is tomorrow's blues
Now they're perfectly blurred

Just a temporary remedy
Running through
Running through my veins
Just a temporary remedy
Running through
Running through my veins

So High So Low

Oh- Once you know you can never
You can never turn back
Oh- But I understand
'Cause we all fear what we lack
Being with you
Makes me tired as hell
Tired as hell

And it's so high so low
Oh- So high so low

Now if I was strong
And you were male
You'd be dead
And I would be in jail
Being with you
Makes me tired as hell
Tired as hell

Now it's so high so low
Oh now it's so high so low

Don't go making promises
You know you won't keep
Weddings turn to funerals
Both with songs that make you weep
Being with you
Makes me tired as hell

And it's so high so low
Oh now it's so high so low
Now it's so high so low
So high so low

Blessed To Be A Witness

Corcovado parted the sky
And through the darkness
On us he shined
Crucified in stone
Still his blood is my own
Glory behold all my eyes have seen
Have seen

I am blessed
I am blessed
I am blessed
I am blessed
I am blessed to be a witness

Some have flown away
And can't be with us here today
Like the hills of my home
Some have crumbled and now are gone
Gather around for today won't come again
Won't come again

I am blessed
I am blessed
I am blessed
I am blessed
I am blessed
I am blessed
I am blessed to be a witness

So much sorrow and pain
Still I will not live in vain
Like good questions never asked
Is wisdom wasted on the past
Only by the grace of God go I
Go I

I am blessed
I am blessed
I am blessed
I am blessed
I am blessed
I am blessed
I am blessed to be a witness

I am blessed
I am blessed
I am blessed
I am blessed
I am blessed
I am blessed
I am blessed to be a witness

Picture Of Jesus

It hangs above my altar
Like they hung him from a cross
I keep one in my wallet
For the times I feel lost
I feel lost
In a wooden frame with splinters
Where my family kneels to pray
And if you listen close
You'll hear the words he used to say

I've got a picture of Jesus
In his arms so many prayers rest
We've got a picture of Jesus
And with him we shall be forever blessed
Forever blessed
Forever blessed

Now it has been spoken
He would come again
But would we recognize
This king among men
There was a man in our time
His words shine bright like the sun
He tried to lift the masses
And was crucified by gun

He was a picture of Jesus
With him so many prayers rest
He is a picture of Jesus
In his arms so many prayers
So many prayers
So many prayers rest
With him we shall be forever blessed
Forever blessed
Forever blessed

Some days have no beginning
And some days have no end
Some roads are straight and narrow
And some roads only bend
So let us say a prayer
For every living thing
Walking towards a light
From the cross of a king

We long to be a picture of Jesus
Of Jesus
In his arms - In his arms so many prayers rest
I long to be a picture of Jesus
With him we shall be forever blessed
With him we shall
With him we shall be forever blessed
Oh- I long
I've got a picture of Jesus
Hmmm

She's Only Happy In The Sun

I know you may not want to see me
On your way down from the clouds
Would you hear me if I told you
That my heart is with you now

She's only happy in the sun
She's only happy in the sun

Did you find what you were after
The pain and the laughter brought you to your knees
But if the sun sets you free
Sets you free
You'll be free indeed
Indeed

She's only happy in the sun
She's only happy in the sun

Every time I hear you laughing
Hear you laughing
It makes me cry
Like a story of life
Of life
Is hello goodbye

She's only happy in the sun
She's only happy in the sun
She's only happy in the sun
She's only happy in the sun

There Will Be A Light

Take My Hand

Lord I work to serve you
And I hope I've served you well
Oh, I've lived a life to join you
And now only time will tell

Oh, take my hand when you are worried
Take my hand when you're alone
Take my hand and let me guide you
Take my hand to lead you home

Father dear father
Pulled his car to the side of the road
Looked at his children with tears in his eyes
Said life is too heavy a load

Take my hand when you are worried
Take my hand when you're alone
Take my hand and let me guide you
Take my hand to lead you home

Some days I'm struck with sorrow
Need a place to hide
There's nowhere else you can put life
But way down deep inside

Take my hand and let me guide you
Take my hand when you're alone
Take my hand and let me guide you
Take my hand to lead you home

Take my hand when you are worried
Take my hand to lead you home
Take my hand and let me guide you
Take my hand to lead you home

Take my hand...

Wicked Man

Children come running to the truth
But you've got to peel the skin to get the fruit
And while one's living high another's grieving
But what's sweet by morning is bitter by the evening
Oh, what's sweet by morning is bitter by the evening

The wicked
The wicked
The wicked man shall fall
The wicked
The wicked
The wicked man shall fall

When the moon chase away the sun
And cause my day to run
I will not fear the darkest night
For I know upon the other side is light
Oh, the other side is light

The wicked
The wicked
The wicked man shall fall
The wicked
The wicked
The wicked man shall fall

Every man is a common man
And every common man has his plan
But while the hungry man seek any food in sight
The greedy man seek only appetite
Oh, the greedy man seek only appetite

The wicked
The wicked
The wicked man shall fall
The wicked
The wicked
The wicked man shall fall

Oh, the wicked man shall fall
Oh, the wicked
The wicked
Oh, the wicked man shall fall
Fall, fall, fall, fall
Wicked man
Wicked man
Oh, fall

Where Could I Go

There's no deals to be made with the dawn
Now I fear that our time has come and gone

They say freedom is just a place to hide
Now I'm coming to you with my arms open wide
Oh, won't you tell me
Where could I go to the Lord

Take a prayer with you to heaven for me
Oh, and give it to the Lord
Give it to the Lord
Cause nothing else could save a sinner
Sinner like me
Oh, but an angel's word
Just an angel's word

Now, oh now, what is, what is too true
What is hard is much too true
Oh, and what's true
Oh, is much too too hard
And now where, where could I go but to the Lord

Mama was hard on us but we could take it
And papa didn't give a damn and he couldn't fake it

They say freedom
Oh, freedom is just an other place to hide
Now I'm coming to you with my arms open wide
And tell me
Where could I go
Oh but to the Lord

Church House Steps

Oh, I sat down upon the church house steps
I sat down upon the church house steps
I sat down upon the church house
Down upon the church house steps

With all my hopes and dreams
All of my regrets

Oh, I sat down upon the church house steps
I sat down upon the church house steps
I sat down
I sat down upon the church house steps

With all I have lost
And with all I have been blessed

Oh, I sat down
Oh, I sat down
Oh, I sat down upon
I sat down upon the church house steps

I reached to the sky
As I hung my head and wept
Oh, I wept

Oh, I sat down
Oh, I sat down
I sat down
Oh, I sat down

If these wings should fail me
(Won't you) meet me with another pair

Well Well Well

The man who stole the water will swim forevermore
But he'll never reach the land on that golden shore
That faint white light will haunt his heart
Till he's only a memory lost in the dark

Dig a hole in the ground straight down to hell
Till there ain't no more water in the well, well, well
When you're down on your knees with nothing left to sell
Try diggin a little deeper in the well, well, well
Well, well, well
Well, well, well

Take care of your body like you care for your soul
Don't you dig yourself into a hole
Until you've paid the price you can't know what it's worth
The air and water, the fire and earth

Dig a hole in the ground straight down to hell
Till there ain't no more water in the well, well, well
When you're down on your knees with nothing left to sell
Try diggin a little deeper in the well well well
Well, well, well
Well, well, well

Picture Of Jesus

It hangs above my altar
Like they hung him from a cross
I keep one in my wallet
For the times I feel lost
I feel lost
In a wooden frame with splinters
Where my family kneels to pray
And if you listen close
You'll hear the words he used to say

I've got a picture of Jesus
In his arms so many prayers rest
We've got a picture of Jesus
And with him we shall be forever blessed
Forever blessed
Forever blessed

Now it has been spoken
He would come again
But would we recognize
This king among men
There was a man in our time
His words shine bright like the sun
He tried to lift the masses
And was crucified by gun

He was a picture of Jesus
With him so many prayers rest
He is a picture of Jesus
In his arms so many prayers
So many prayers
So many prayers rest
With him we shall be forever blessed
Forever blessed
Forever blessed

Some days have no beginning
And some days have no end
Some roads are straight and narrow
And some roads only bend
So let us say a prayer
For every living thing
Walking towards a light
From the cross of a king
We long to be a picture of Jesus
Of Jesus
In his arms
In his arms so many prayers rest
I long to be a picture of Jesus
With him we shall be forever blessed
With him we shall
With him we shall be forever blessed
Oh- Oh I long
I've got a picture of Jesus
Hmmm

Satisfied Mind

How many times have you heard someone say
"If I had his money I'd do things my way"
But little they know that it's so hard to find
One rich man in ten with a satisfied mind

Once I was waiting in fortune and fame
Everything that I dreamed of to get a start in life's game
Suddenly it happened I lost every dime
But I'm richer by far with a satisfied mind

When my life is over and my time has run out
My friends and my loved ones I'll leave there's no doubt
But one thing is for certain when it comes my time
I'll leave here for certain with a satisfied mind

I got a satisfied mind

Mother Pray

How sweet and happy seem those days of which I dream
Memories I recall now and then
And with a rapture sweet my weary heart would beat
If I could hear my mother pray again

If I could only hear my mother pray again
If I could hear her tender voice as then
How happy I would be
It would mean so much to me
If I could hear my mother pray again

Around the old homeplace her cherishing smiling face
Was always bringing comfort joy and cheer
And when she used to sing to her eternal King
It was the sound I loved to hear

If I could only hear my mother pray again
If I could hear her tender voice as then
How happy I would be
It would mean so much to me
If I could hear my mother pray again

If I could hear my mother pray again
If I could hear my mother pray again

There Will Be A Light

I wish we could live forever
Then melt into the sun
Melt into the sun
Time is gonna change you
Once it gets you on the run
Gets you on the run

There will be
There will be
There will be a light
There will be a light
There will be
There will be
There will be a light
There will be a light

I've been running
Ever since
Ever since I was a child
Some call it free
And some call it wild

There will be
There will be
There will be a light
There will be a light
There will be
There will be
There will be a light
There will be a light

Let the warmth of my love
Dry away all your tears
Fear not for I am with you
I will fear not,  fear not, with you here

There will be
There will be
There will be a light
There will be a light
There will be
There will be
There will be a light
There will be a light

There will be
There will be
There will be a light
There will be a light

Church On Time

We're gonna make it to the church on time
We're gonna make it to the church on time
Put on your Sunday best
I'll put on mine
We're gonna make it to the church on time

We're gonna make it to the church on time
We're gonna make it to the church on time
Need to hear the preacher
Give me a sign
We're gonna make it to the church on time

We're gonna make it to the church on time
We're gonna make it to the church on time
I'm gonna get my soul in line
I'm gonna make it to the church on time

We're gonna make it to the church
We're gonna make it to the church on time
We're gonna leave all of our troubles behind
I'm gonna make it to the church on time

We're gonna make it to the church on time
We're gonna make it to the church on time
You may be rich may not have a dime
We're gonna make it to the church on time

We're gonna make it
Oh, we're gonna make it
Oh, we're gonna make it to the church on time
Trouble at heart, Oh, trouble in mind
We're gonna make it, Lord, to the church on time

Revelation chapter eight
Revelation chapter eight
Seven angels at the gate
You don't want to make them wait

Oh, we're gonna make it
Oh, I'm gonna make it
I'm gonna make it
Oh, I'm gonna make it to the church on time
Oh, to the church
Oh, to the church on time
On your Sunday best
On your Sunday best
Sunday best
I'm gonna put on
I'm gonna put on
I'm gonna put on mine

 

Both Sides Of The Gun

Morning Yearning

A finger's touch upon my lips
It's a morning yearning
Pull the curtains shut, try to keep it dark
But the sun is burning

The world awakens on the run
And will soon be earning
With hopes of better days to come
It's a morning yearning

Another day, another chance to get it right
Must i still be learning
Baby crying kept us up all night
With her morning yearning

Like a summer rose, i'm a victim of the fall
But am soon returning
Your love's the warmest place the sun ever shines
My morning yearning

Waiting For You

I've been waiting for you
Never found anything else to do
But waiting for you

I've been calling your name
Never found anything else the same
Nothing's the same

I keep hearing your name
Nothing else sounds the same
As hearing your name

I've been hoping for you
What else can i do
But keep hoping for you

You can kill a lot of time
If you really put your mind to it
Or leave it all behind
And never go through it

What else can i do

Keep waiting for you

Picture In A Frame

You can sell your soul
But you can't buy it back
I've spent my whole life
Working to give you
Everything you lack

I would gladly trade
All of my sympathy
For sorrow
If i could have you
Here with me tomorrow

So many wasted days
The past is so hard to get out from under
So many words that i wish i could say
The future rattles my bones weak like thunder

I wish you were here
So we could walk and talk
In the soft rain
Now all that's left of us
Is a picture sitting in a frame

Everything i wish for
Is everything i see
I remember when your kisses were for me

Never Leave Lonely Alone

Like an old man
Sitting alone at a lunch counter
Like a small town girl
A big city devours
Some of us laugh
Even in our darkest hour

Never leave lonely alone

Unspoken rules of solitude
Wound without a trace
A lifetime of dreams roll down your face
All that we can't say
Is all we need to hear
When you close your eyes
Does the world disappear

There's something in everyone
Only they know
It moves in the hidden ways
Of joy and sorrow

Never leave lonely alone

Reason To Mourn

I can't know the hell you love
But i know you've had enough
Some baptize in water
Some in flames

What has life done to you
All you ever wanted was someone to run to you
There's more to life than what makes you cry

Don't you give me a reason to mourn
Look into my eyes with all your hate and scorn
I'll remove the crown of sorrow which you have been adorned
But don't you give me a reason to mourn

More Than Sorry

Goodbye
Hasn't been so good to me
Stepped out into the night
Back against the moon
I saw ten thousand hands with candlelight
We all think that we're right
It's hard to tell
If the night is full of hope or doom

My eyes
Burn with unshed tears
My body is weak
From so many silent years
Too many people say goodbye
Before they say hello
Step into the morning
And disappear

What more than sorry can i say
What more than sorry can i be
Before our love fades away
What more than sorry
Do you want from me

Crying Won't Help You Now

Sit there and call me
A liar and a cheat
I just wish you'd pin a rose on me
Now you won't even
Come out and take a bow

Crying wont help you now

Now your poets
Have all put down their pens
The only songs to sing
Are those sung again
Lonely just doesn't
Look good on you somehow

Crying wont help you now

I just keep on staring
Into the black eyes of the truth
We'll have to learn to live apart somehow

Crying wont help you now

Happy Everafter In Your Eyes

The morning sunrise spread her wings
While the moon hung in the sky
Held the sea in your hands
And happy everafter in your eyes

Couldn't leave you to go to heaven
I carry you in my smile
For the first time my true reflection i see
Happy everafter in your eyes

Every star in the night
Promises the dawn
I will be there if you fall
To ever so heavily rest upon

All that i can give you
Is forever yours to keep
Wake up every day with a dream
And happyever after in your eyes

Happy everafter is in your eyes

Better Way

I'm a living sunset
Lightning in my bones
Push me to the edge
But my will is stone

Fools will be fools
And wise will be wise
But i will look this world
Straight in the eyes

What good is a man
Who won't take a stand
What good is a cynic
With no better plan

Reality is sharp
It cuts at me like a knife
Everyone i know
Is in the fight of their life

Take your face out of your hands
And clear your eyes
You have a right to your dreams
And don't be denied

I believe in a better way

Both Sides Of The Gun

Living these days is making me nervous
Archaic doctrine no longer serve us
Now we're left as silent witnesses
We don't know quite what this is
Other than a war that can't be won

I feel like i'm crowded, i can't get out
World keeps on filling me up with doubt
When you're trapped you got no voice
Where you're born you got no choice
Other than to go and take you some

One dimensional fool
In a three dimensional world

Politics, it's a drag
They put one foot in the grave
And the other on the flag
Systems rotten to the core
Young and old deserve much more
Than struggling every day until you're done

Tension
Too much to mention
Living on both sides of the gun

Engraved Invitation

I wish i was a thought
I'd run all through your mind
And come out being everything
You ever tried to find

Life's the longest picture
You're ever gonna take
Love's the longest promise
That you're ever gonna break

I wish i could yell sorry
Louder than i screamed
All of those other things
I said but didn't mean

Some days i'm the lord's servant
Some days i'm satan's pawn
Some days i just wish
The voices in my head were gone

The sun's a moon that warms you
The moon's a sun with no heat
The sky above is to remind you
What's under your feet

This life's not big enough
To fit our love inside
'Cause i remember you from heaven
The last time i died

It's an engraved invitation
To leave all this time we've been wasting

Black Rain

You left them swimming for their lives
Down in new orleans
Can't afford a gallon of gasoline
With your useless degrees
And your contrary statistics
This government business
Is straight up sadistic

You don't fight for us
But expect us to die for you
You have no sympathy for us
Still i cry for you
You may kill the revolutionary
But the revolution you can never bury

Don't you dare speak to us
Like we work for you
Selling false hope like some new dope
We're addicted to

I'm not a desperate man
But these are desperate times at hand
This generation is beyond your command

It won't be long till the people flood the streets
And take you down
One and all

A black rain
Is gonna fall

Gather 'Round The Stone

You're too young to know
That you're too young to go
There's no freedom to be found
Lying face up in the ground

Ashes from an unfinished life
Are all that's left
In a tear-drop-shaped locket
Hanging from his mother's chest

You whip the back of freedom
‘till it bleeds an oil stream
Then you sail down upon it
In your killing machine

Old men who send children
Off to die in vain
They will hear death's constant whisper
Call remember my name

Gather 'round the stone

Please Don't Talk About Murder While I'm Eating

You're the first one to get there
And always the last one to leave
You're the first one to chuckle
But the last one to grieve
I know all too well the world takes a daily beating

Please don't talk about murder while i'm eating

You walk into the temple
And call it a church
I try to keep things simple
But you always need the works
Your life is marked by numbers and symbols
Excessive drinking from out of golden thimbles
Just a moment of silence i'm needing

So let's not talk about murder while i'm eating

You get all hot and bothered
At the strangest times and places
But don't notice the looks on all the other faces
You're dressed for summer in the middle of december
What you've all but forgotten
I painfully remember
I don't care in the least what you're reading

Please don't talk about murder while i'm eating

Get It Like You Like It

Throw your hands up to the sky
And scream out loud i'm free
'Cause wrong is the new right
So we can cut loose tonight
It costs a lot to look this cheap

Fire makes it burn and water makes it turn
We must still be here living on earth
They keep telling me jesus walked on water
He shoulda surfed

In 1918 the great bambino
Kicked a piano into willis pond
But johnny damon swung a bat
Grand slam that was that
An 86 year curse is gone

Throw your hands up to the sky
And scream i'm not alone
Is it irony or fate
Don't become what you hate
We've all got stardust in our bones

Get it like you like it

The Way You Found Me

The more i smoke, the more i drink
The more i talk, the less i think
The less i think, the more i feel
Folks don't change
They just reveal

My mind is broke, my last nerve is shot
What you want from me, i ain't got
Two plus two will never be twenty-two
So please don't tell me twice what i need to do

There's no rules to lust
Only passion, and it can be so unjust
If we don't speak, we'll get along just fine
Don't ask me how i'm doing
'Cause i don't feel like lying

Take me as i am
Or leave me the way you found me

Serve Your Soul

Battles over which direction to kneel
People reaching out to touch
But forgetting to feel
Daily breath shouldn't be a daily penance
Is that what you believe
Or just a life sentence

I look into the mirror
And i see someone there i used to know
They all want you to serve them
But the only one you got to serve
Is your soul

So much time
And at such a cost
We spend looking for what we've lost
Now that you know
You can't find it from him
You're gonna have to find it within

I look into the mirror
And i see that life has taken its toll
They'll all want you to serve them
But the only one you got to serve
Is your soul

Listen to the wind it won't lie to you
If you love it let it go
And watch it fly to you
Every setting sun gently weeps
You can always hear it
'Cause trust never sleeps

Lifeline

Fight Outta You

They'll look you in the eyes and stone you
Then turn and disown you, don't you let them take the fight outta you
They'll walk all over your name 'til they find someone else to blame

Don't let them take the fight outta you
Secrets hide their lies inside hidden alibis
Don't let them take the fight outta you
They put the world on a hook, it's worse every time I look
Don't let them take the fight outta you

I would rather take a punch than not give you a shot
I'd rather find out who you are than who you're not
Should have known better than to mistake business for love
Should have known better than to mistake a fist for a glove

It will be in your honor 'til you're not needed any longer
Don't let them take the fight outta you
Don't believe the headlines, check it for yourself sometimes
Don't let them take the fight outta you
The lies you live become you, the love you lose it numbs you
Don't let them take the fight outta you
They say that you've arrived but that's just a high-class bribe
Don't let them take the fight outta you

There's always someone younger, someone with more hunger
Don't let them take the fight outta you
They'll say you're the one and only
Then straight up leave you lonely
Don't let them take the fight outta you
Like a transplant-patient waiting for a donor
Don't let them take the fight outta you
Like a half empty balloon after a party in the corner
Don't let them take the fight outta you

In The Colors

When your whole world is shakin'
From all the risks we have taken

Dance with me
Dance with me
Into the colors of the dusk

When you have awoken
From all the dreams broken

Come and dance with me
Dance with me
Into the colors of the dusk
Dance with me
Into the colors of the dusk

The paths we're walking on
They crumble behind us
But if we leave now
They will never find us

If this crazy world spins down to dust
I wanna be with you
I'm gonna be with you
In the colors

When you again start hopin'
With your arms wide open

Come on dance with me
Oh dance with me
Into the colors of the dusk

And all will be right, will be right
Dancing like water with the light

Oh dance with me
Won't you dance with me?
Into the colors of the dusk

Oh dance with me
Into the colors of the dusk
Dance with me
Into the colors of the dusk

Fool For A Lonesome Train

It's late and I can't sleep
I've made promises that I can't keep
Cobblestones and broken bones, has a kingdom but he's got no home
Last night is still ringing in my head like that lonesome whistle in the rain

I'm a fool for a lonesome train
I'm a fool for a lonesome train

The lifetime we've left behind with strangers
Promises and lies both have their dangers
I just can't be wrong enough and I can't hide for long enough
So far away, but I still feel your pain

I'm a fool for a lonesome train
I'm a fool for a lonesome train
I'd try to say goodbye but I never got your name
I'm a fool for a lonesome train

I'm a fool for a lonesome train
I'm your fool for a lonesome train
I know it sounds crazy but I'm painfully sane
I'm your fool for a lonesome, lonesome, lonesome train

Needed You Tonight

My every breath is a prayer for you
You know I'm waiting there for you
I'd rather learn to live with you and suffer
Than to see you in the arms of another

And now my heart aches, a little
Now my heart breaks, a little
I lie awake, in the middle
Of a cold empty room with one light
I needed you tonight

I am not your tool or your born again fool
I'm not in the mood to serenade sorrow
There was a time when I could get by
But this was once upon a lie

And now my heart it aches, a little
Now my heart breaks, a little
I lie awake, in the middle
Of a pain with no end in sight
I needed you tonight

Violin is my instrument of choice
It recognizes the pain in my voice
Now you're the “R” and are we gonna make it
And you put the “T” in I just can't take it

But now my heart aches, a little
And my heart it breaks, a little
And I lie awake, in the middle
Of a cold empty room with no light

Having Wings

I heard a street singer play a song I knew
It brought me closer to you
I heard a street singer play a song I call my own
It brought me to my childhood home

Did you go back from where you came
If I get there, will they have my name
If they don't, I'll only have myself to blame
For all these things, true happiness is having wings

Life is a blurry-eyed, heavy-hearted whirlwind of a storm
Some things just hurt too much to cry
Memories are like shadows the light won't make disappear
I still see you smiling with your eyes

Did you go back from where you came
If I get there, will they have my name
If they don't, I'll only have myself to blame
For all these things, true happiness is having wings

Say You Will

Baby, say it's all right if it takes all night
We won't have to be alone if you say you will
If you say you will, if you say you will

Like Marie Antoinette said to Louis XVI
"Man, I think we're going down
Our chances are slim and none, and I'm afraid slim just left town."

Say you will, darling, won't you say you will
Won't you say you will? Darling, won't you say that you will

Now you've had me hanging all on your line
But I know all too well, love ain't nothing but a worried mind

Say you will, darling, won't you say you will
Won't you say you will? Darling, won't you say that you will

I love you like a candle loves a flame
Like a crying man that has no shame
When you hit me, I feel no pain
Like the last days that remain, say you will
Darling, won't you say that you will
Darling, won't you say that you will

Younger Than Today

You and I were looking at old pictures yesterday
Sitting in disbelief at how time slips away
Both at a loss for words to say, who knew we'd never be younger than today

Foolishness protected us from the world outside
They could never come between us but we knew they'd try
We remembered living as if there were a way to forever be younger than today

Never looked at anything you didn't care to see
I was the one who wouldn't let you leave
Even though it was a clear you couldn't stay
Had to try to be younger than today
Had to try to be younger than today

As we parted, you reminded me I'm alive
To remember when the stars danced just for you
And I may the shimmer of the summer always light your way
And make you feel younger than today

Put It On Me

She eats nectarines with honey and spends her daddy's money so easy
She cuts cherry pie while she looks you in the eye so easy
The innocent naivety of hairless cheek
The politics of generosity make me weak

You put it on me then left me lonely
You put it on me, you put it on me

There's an assassin out to get me and they claim that she's never missed
The one with an ex-lover whom she claims to have never kissed
We turned at twenty paces for love as a duel and we stood as still as stone
I can't imagine that this is in the best interest of flesh and bone

You put it on me then left me lonely
You put it on me, you put it on me

I've been living in the city for much too long
There's a neon sign in my mind flashing right and wrong
I can't afford your company, I spent my money buying time
I was lost out in the desert while you were busy swimming in wine

You put it on me then left me lonely
You put it on me then left me lonely
You put it on me, you put it on me

Heart Of Matters

I've heard all of your parting lines
Can only say goodbye so many times
Before you know you have nothing to show for your pain
Sorry is a word you just can't seem to find
Does it ever enter your mind
I am in doubt that you are about to change

Now if your heart, your heart isn't in it
If your heart, your heart isn't it it
If you have nothing left to give, won't you go on and let me live again

You can't just say 'I love you'
You have to live 'I love you'
I will forgive every time but the last

If your heart, your heart isn't in it
If your heart, your heart isn't it it
If you have nothing left to give, won't you just go on and let me live

I wish I could find a way to sing the life back into you and I
But now I am afraid that it is just too late to lie

Lifeline

Life is much too short to sit and wonder
Who's gonna make the next move
And will slowly pull you under
When you've always got something to prove

I don't want to wait a lifetime
Yours or mine
Yours or mine
Can't you see me reaching for the lifeline
Your lifeline
Your lifeline
Your lifeline
The lifeline

You say that I misheard you
But I think you misspoke
I hear you laugh so loudly
While I patiently await the joke

I don't want to wait a lifetime
Not yours
Not mine
Can't you see me reaching for the lifeline
The lifeline
The lifeline
Your lifeline
Your lifeline

It's a crime with only victims
We're all laid out in a row
And it's hardest to listen
To what we already should know

I could hold out for a lifetime
Yours or mine
Yours and mine
Can't you see me reaching for your lifeline
Your lifeline
Your lifeline
The lifeline
The lifeline
Your lifeline
Your life
Your life

 

White Lies for Dark Times

Number with no name

I'm serenaded by a chorus
Of thousand burning cigarettes
You were taking chances, mama
While I've been placing bets

So tell it to the ashes
They know we've served
It may be good for the soul
But it's hard on the nerves

The very thing that drives you
Can drive you insane
I've got a head full of funk rhymes
And a number with no name

Got an eleventh hour Jesus
And a mouth full of blame
Casket lined with silver dollars
And a number with no name
Number with no name

There's no where to run
I've got no one to tell
My face has become a mask
And I'm not wearing it well

For the last five days I've been breathing fire
Don't have room on my body for another scar

The very thing that drives you
Can drive you insane
I've got a head full of thunk rhymes
And a number with no name.

Got an eleventh hour Jesus
Trying to explain.
Casket lined with silver dollars
And a number with no name.
Number with no name.

One, two, three

Up to you now

You can run away from home
But you can't run away from your pain
Now I sit, here alone
As I place someone else to blame

It's up to you now
It's up to you now
Don't want to be your broken dream
We've run out of things somehow
And it's up to you now

I have to hide from my own face
Now that we have fallen from grace
Arms that hold you close
Are the arms that hold you back
While your world is under attack

It's up to you now
It's up to you now
Don't want to be your broken dream
We've run out of things somehow
And it's up to you now

I stumbled to your archer
With my knees bent my head bound
And it's up to you now

Alls there with stoned
Letters that wore
And we don't have to borrow anymore
You wrote a list
With all your demands
And you nailed it to both of my hands

And it's up to you now
Oh it's up to you now

My fist is full of ashes
And my blood is in the ground.
So it's up, yes it's up, it's up to you now

Shimmer and shine

It takes a hundred mile of love
To heal a mile of pain
I never say goodbye to the sea
And I never blow out a flame

And I've got white lies for dark times
And I don't need your crutch
I'm kicking out glass windows
And I'm tender to the touch

Shimmer and shine
Believe it all behind
Shimmer and shine
When you tell that you're mine
Shimmer and shine, shimmer and shine

Bring me the music for the revolution
It puts my mind at ease
To know, we're the problem, we're the solution
The cure and the disease

But life is trying to force me
Force me to trust
I've done all I can
I'll do what I love

Shimmer and shine
We leave it all behind
Shimmer and shine
When you tell that you're mine
Shimmer and shine, shimmer and shine

Shimmer and shine
Leave it all behind
Shimmer and shine
Tell me that you're mine
Shimmer and shine, shimmer and shine

Shimmer and shine
Tell me that you're mine
Shimmer and shine when we leave it all behind
Shimmer and shimmer and shine

Lay there and hate me

Lay there and hate me
Lay there and burn
One side to the other
You toss and turn

Never trust a woman
Never trust a woman who loves the blues

Mistake number one
I made it three times today
We best talk over how's there's
Nothing left to say
I feel like an under paid concubine
Whose overstayed her welcome

You gave me an eight paged letter
Front and black
Written in your favorite colors
Blood and black

You choose your words as careful
As you choose your own gravestone
You lay there and hate me
Better then being alone

Had to fight your way in
You've got to fight your way out
Ain't no fool like the fool you love
So let me hear you shout

Shakedown breakdown
Just can't sit still
You cut-off your hair and sold it
For your pretty little pill
I've grown so antsy by myself
I wish I didn't know

You gave me an eight paged letter
Front and black.
Written in your favorite colors
Blood and black

You choose your words as careful
As you choose your own gravestone
You lay there and hate me
Better then being alone

Had to fight your way in
You got to fight your way out
Ain't no fool like the one you love
So let me hear you shout

Lay there and hate me
Cold as a stone
I just hope it's better then sitting alone
Never trust a woman who loves the blues

Why must you always dress in black

You may be a cheap date
But my therapy's expensive as hell
Then you pay a psychic healer who let you know
Things aren't working out so well
Tomorrow's shining off our face
Yesterday's shadow's at our back
At our back

So why must you always dress in black

People they don't take advice
They only give it
And the only way you're ever gonna learn
Is to live it
So what you spent your younger years
Parlaying on the wrong side of the track
Of the track

Well why must you always dress in black

If you have to lie
Do it quickly and as thoroughly as you can
As you can
This morning I woke up slow
Feeling like a shell of a man
Don't blame me for us you cried
Oh cut me some slack, cut me some slack

And tell me why, why must you always dress in black

She wore high heels
The ones that can pierce your heart
Pierce your heart
Just 'cause you go down in history
Doesn't mean you're really all that smart
Like Robert E. Lee you're at your best
When under attack, under attack

Why must you always dress in black

You call in sick on Monday
Tuesday you show up late
Wednesday you left early
Thursday you fight with a boss you hate
Friday you up and quit
Saturday you want your old job back
Old job back
Sunday morning you wake up
All dressed in black

Why must you always dress in black

Skin thin

Now that you've grown older
You can finally learn
To be a child
We made it to the end of the world
But we'll never make it out alive

Skin thin
I breathe out you breathe in
But the days seem so long
Skin thin, blood again
It's all I can do to hold on
We're just skin thin

Always knew that if we didn't have each other
We'd have nothing at all
But you were always brave enough
To live like you could never fall

Skin thin
I breathe out you breathe in
But the days seem so long
Skin thin, blood again
It's all I can do to hold on, hold on

Now that we have grown up
Can finally learn to be a child
With good friends behind me
With ghosts up ahead for miles and miles

Skin thin
I breathe out you breathe in
The days they seem so long
Skin thin, blood again
It's all I can do to hold on
Life's just skin thin

Fly one time

I have an ability
It's pounding at my door
Screaming for more

In the world that owes you nothing
You give everything
Everything

And now I'm caught in between
But I can't leave behind
The world I may never find
So fly one time
So fly one time

Standing at the edge of your life
At the edge of our lives
Don't hold on
There's no fighting back the years
So hard to unlearn fears

Now you're caught between
What you can't leave behind
And all that you may never find
So fly, just fly
Just fly one time

I've seen you so clearly, so clearly up so high.
I see you up so clearly, up so clearly, up so high.

And now you're caught in between
What you can't leave behind
And what you may, what we may never find
So fly, so fly one time
So clearly so clearly so high
If I would die
Just fly one time
If you fly one time

Keep It Together (So I Can Fall Apart)

I'm not sure what worries me more
The fact I keep talking to the wall
Or that the wall keeps answering me
Saying that I heard it all before

Never under estimate how complicated a simple life can be
You gotta keep it together
You gotta keep it together
You gotta keep it together
So I can fall apart

I know you've grown tired
Of trying to feed me
And I know by now my reputation proceeds me
I know you've grown tired
Of trying to fix me
And I know by now
My best years are no longer, no longer, with me

You've gotta keep it together
So I can fall apart
You've gotta keep it together
So I can fall apart

Boots like these

Tonight I'm going to lose my mind
Tonight I hope I lose my mind
Tonight I'm trying to lose my mind
Tonight we're going to live forever

Easy come, easy go
Get it where you fit in
You've got to slow your roll

Tonight I wanna to lose my mind
Tonight I'm trying to lose my mind
Tonight I hope I lose my mind
Tonight we're going to live forever
Tonight we're going to live forever
Never pretend to be a gambler

The smoke from your lips
The fire from your hips
She's just a slow walking woman

Tonight I'm trying to lose my mind
Tonight I need to lose my mind
Tonight I'm trying to lose my mind
Tonight I'm trying to lose my mind
Never pretend to be a gambler

I've gotta get out from inside my head
I've gotta get out from inside my head
I've gotta get out from inside my head
I've gotta get out from inside my head
I've gotta get out from inside my head

You double the dose and I ran out of rope
It's me and you against the world
You double the dose and I ran out of rope
It's me and you against the world

You gotta live my life to get boots like these
You gotta live my life to get boots like these
You gotta live my life to get boots like these
You gotta live my life to get boots like these

Tonight I need to lose my mind
Tonight I'm trying to lose my mind
Tonight I hope I lose my mind
Tonight we're going to live
Tonight we're going to live
Gonna live forever

I hope I lose my mind
Just trying to lose my mind
Just trying to lose my mind
Tonight I hope
Tonight I'm trying
Trying to lose
Lose my mind

The word suicide

The word suicide is irresponsible
Still you offer to buy me a gun
What's so hard about sympathy
Love is a lonely road
Love is a lonely road

When out on the edge
There's just two directions
And somebody has to lose
I should know better
Then to use words like never and hate
Love is a lonely road
Love is a lonely road

And this is no way to live
And this is no way to die
Who in the hells life is this
I'm living this way
Love is a lonely road
Love is a lonely road

Faithfully remain

I learned to say goodbye
To say goodbye to young
I learned to duck from words
Like bullets from a gun

How long can you pray
How long can you pray
And still not see a change
I faithfully remain, I faithfully remain

Somethings, somethings you have to let be lost
Some battles some battles you have to leave unfought

Then the truth just wastes away
In all we dare not say
And then all we can't explain
But I faithfully remain. I faithfully remain

Now I'm afraid once again
Once again it has all come to this
When it all goes dark nothing stays the same
Now I'm only what I miss

And my memories they turn to tears
Oh they turn to fire, blood, and pain
And I, I faithfully remain, I faithfully remain
And I, I faithfully remain, I faithfully remain
I faithfully remain

 

Give Till It's Gone

Don't give up on me now

Time it opens all wounds
And trust gonna put me in the tomb
The world isn't mine
The world isn't mine to save
I can't afford to lose
What you easily throw away

I don't even know myself
What it would take to know myself
I need to change I don't know how
Don't give up on me now

It's not what we do
It's what we do with what we feel
Takes all you have to stare him down
And whisper devil no deal

I don't want to fight
Don't want to fight my father's war
You can wait your whole life
Not knowing what you're waiting for

And I don't even know myself
What it would take to know myself
I need to change I don't know how
Don't give up on me now

Don't give up on me now
Don't give up on me now
Don't give up on me now
Don't give up on me now
Don't give up on me now

And I don't even know myself
What it would take to know myself
I need to change I don't know how

And I don't even know myself
What it would take to know myself
I need to change I don't know how
Don't give up on me now

I Will Not Be Broken

Give and you give and you give till it's gone
Then the people you fight hardest for say you're wrong
Before me flash all of my memories and days
So don't stand insincere at the side of my grave

I will not be broken
I won't be turned away
When it's too cold to breathe
And too dark to pray
I will not be broken

I go too far then I go further still
Time starts to collapse leaves a void none can fill
Nothing you can say to hurt me with your forked tongue
Through blood shot eyes I watch the world come undone

I will not be broken
I won't be turned away
When it's too cold to breathe
And it's too dark to pray
I've come too far to give up
Or to be turned around
I will not be broken
I will not go down

I will not be broken
I won't be turned away
When it's too cold to breathe
And it's too dark to pray
I've come too far to give up
Or to be turned around
I will not be broken
I will not go down

Rock n'roll is free

Say goodbye to tomorrow
And hello to today
Take a look at your world
In a brand new way

The masters of convention
Count on you to never change
But the law of reinvention
Knows nothing stays the same

Rock n'roll is free if you want it
Rock n'roll is free so come and get it
Rock n'roll is free if you want it
Free if you want it
Free if you want it

They're crying in the alleys
Screaming in the streets
With a dignity amongst thieves

You don't have to answer
If the question isn't clear
May not know where I am
But I'm glad it's here

Rock n'roll is free if you want it
Rock n'roll is free so come and get it
Rock n'roll is free if you want it
Free if you want it
Free if you want it
Free if you want it
Free if you want it

Say goodbye to tomorrow
And hello to today
Take a look at your world
In a brand new way

Pick the price you want to pay
If you think you should
But I have heard the news
And the news is good

Rock n'roll is free if you want it
Rock n'roll is free so come and get it
Rock n'roll is free if you want it
Free if you want it
Free if you want it

Rock n'roll is free if you want it
Rock n'roll is free so come and get it
Rock n'roll is free if you want it
Free if you want it
Free if you want it

Feel Love

We stood in the dark
With our hands over each other's heart
And we didn't waste a word
Grace is love undeserved

When you feel love
You remind me I can feel love
We sleep and share the same dream love
When we feel love

I've give up
I've give in
I've give out
And back again
Now that we're in from the cold
Our days are made of gold

Now you remind me I can feel love
We sleep and share the same dream love
When we feel love

What has been lived
Can't be changed
But what we have lost
We can still
Still be reclaimed
And I won't
I won't let you down

When you feel love
You remind me I can feel love
We sleep and share the same dream love
When we feel love
When you feel love
When we feel love
‘Cause we feel love, feel love
When we feel love

Clearly Severely

If it hurts
Do it twice
Avoid the void
Don't miss out on your life

Like a pair of shoes
Hanging from a wire
I have no idea how we got here

There is no breath left for words
They have all been spoken for
All we say just shatters to the ground
Clearly severely

Time it can't erase
The look upon a face
When a smile goes to waste

I'm tired of being sick
You're sick of being tired
I have no idea how we got here

There is no breath left for words
They have all been spoken for
All we say just shatters to the ground
Clearly severely

If it hurts
Do it twice
Avoid the void
Don't miss out on your life

There is no breath left for words
They have all been spoken for
All we say just shatters to the ground
Shatters to the ground, to the ground
To the ground
Shatters to the ground

There is no breath left for words
They have all been spoken for
All we say just shatters to the ground

There is no breath left for words
They have all been spoken for
All we say just shatters to the ground

There is no breath left for words
They have all been spoken for
All we say just shatters to the ground

Spilling Faith

Things are looking up today
How long have I been looking down
Traded a blue sky today
For the cold hard ground

Don't let one day go to waste
I'm filling space
I'm spilling faith

Things are looking up today
I didn't have to look away
There's so much to be said for letting go
So much tomorrow only knows

Don't let one day go to waste
I'm filling space
I'm spilling faith
I'm filling space
And I'm spilling faith
I'm filling space
I'm spilling faith

Today it all became so clear
Looked out my window not in my mirror
Make the book that is your life
Worth reading

Don't let one day go to waste
I'm filling space
I'm spilling faith

I'm spilling faith
If we love long enough
I'm spilling faith
We can get there from here

I'm spilling faith
If we love long enough
I'm spilling faith
We can get there from here

Pray That Our Love Sees The Dawn

Silence is the hammer of betrayal
Upon love's coffin for the final nail
Disguised as one another for so long now
I try to be myself but I forget how

Pray that our love sees the dawn
Pray that our love sees the dawn
My last line of defence is gone
Pray that our love sees the dawn

Homeless family stands outside the church house
Trying so hard to believe
Desperately waiting for an answer to the candle the lit
To end their grief

Pray that our love sees the dawn
Pray that our love sees the dawn
The conspiracy of whispers are not wrong
Pray that our love sees the dawn

Traded a ghost for my pain
Traded an echo for the sound of my name
And if our love was jus a burning flame
We could melt away all of our blame

Pray that our love sees the dawn
Pray that our love sees the dawn
We've knocked our bones together for so long
Pray that our love sees the dawn

Pray that our love sees the dawn
Pray that our love sees the dawn
Our last line of defence is gone
Pray that our love sees the dawn

Waiting On A Sign

I didn't come here
Trying to find forgiveness
I didn't come here
Looking for a fix
I didn't come here
In hopes of seeing
How the unforsaken get their kicks

It's like a cry for help nobody hears
Close as you can get
But I'm still nowhere near

Now I'm just down here
Waiting on a sign
I'm running out of time
I'm here waiting on a sign

A mother is only happy as her saddest child
To learn to live without can take awhile
And it's a long way back to anywhere
And it's not too late, oh but it's getting there

And like a cry for help that nobody hears
Close as you can get
But I'm still nowhere near

I'm just here
Waiting on your sign
I'm running out of time
I'm here waiting on a sign

So you blow a veil of smoke
To protect yourself from the joke
Look around this room and say
"Man, I don't belong here"

There's so many sides to the truth
But only one side to a fact
What will we do
With what we can't take back

Like a cry, like a cry for help
That nobody hears
Close as you can get but I'm still nowhere near

Now I'm just down here
Waiting on a sign
I'm running out of time
I'm waiting on a sign
Waiting on a sign
Just waiting on a sign

Dirty Little Lover

She loves almost as good as she lies
She pretends almost as hard as she tries
Desperation, she wears it so well
Flips on her electric light like ringing a bell

She's the kind of woman
Only a town like this could produce
Just mean enough to hang a man
Just kind enough to cut the noose

Reached into her purse to pull out her disguise
Put it on her lips and she put it on her eyes
A little lonesome would do her some good
She'd only come out at night if she could

She's the kind of woman
Only a town like this could produce
Just mean enough to hang a man
Just kind enough to cut the noose

She does it the hard way
Or she don't do it at all
Dirty little lover
Who you gonna call

She's her daddy's karma
And her mother's suit of armor
The bright light in a man's dark eyes
Saved all of her money wasting all of her time

She's the kind of woman
Only a town like this could produce
Just mean enough to hang a man
Just kind enough to cut the noose

She does it the hard way
Or she don't do it at all
Dirty little lover
Who you gonna call

Do It For You, Do It For Us

Tattoo your name across my heart
Every letter bold and dark
So that every time I breathe
You can know you're bringing me relief

I have stalked those hollow halls of lust
I do it for you, I do it for us
The trinity of honor, love, and trust
I do it for you, I do it for us

A mirror in the hand
Is worth ten from afar
Come close enough so I can feel you breathe
And see for who you truly are

I have stalked those hollow halls of lust
Do it for you, do it for us
The sunset burns of flaming ash and dust
I do it for you, I do it for us
I do it for you

I have stalked those hollow halls of lust
I do it for you, I do it for us
The trinity of honor, love, and trust
I do it for you, I do it for us
I do it for you

 

Get Up!

Don't Look Twice

In the days of love and honor
I was a fool for love
Gave my heart and soul
But it was hardly enough

It ain't love
Unless it brings you to your knees
It ain't salvation
If you're still begging to be free

Don't look twice
Don't look twice
Be glad your worries ain't like mine
Don't look twice
Don't look twice

If your ship hasn't come in
Don't have a problem with the shore
If you're locked out of your house
Don't have a problem with your door
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
The dice are no man's mistress
Black diamond snake moan
Wake up in the morning
Honey I'll be gone

Don't look twice
Don't look twice
Be glad your worries ain't like mine
Oh don't look twice
Don't look twice

You know it's bad
When the ceiling says to the floor
I'll trade you places
I can't take it up here no more

I'm a living nervous habit
I tremble and I twitch
Keep on pulling at me
Like I'm some kind of hanging stitch

Don't look twice
Don't look twice
Be glad your worries ain't like mine
Don't look twice
Don't look twice

I'm In I'm Out And I'm Gone

Don't want no high rise tombstone
Gonna gather up my saints
Don't wanna hear you fussing, no
If it is or if it ain't
If it is or if it ain't
My life needs no witness
And my burden is my own
My burden is my own

I'm in, I'm out, and I'm gone
I'm gone, gone

You gotta answer to somebody
You gotta answer to somebody
If you didn't learn
Then you didn't read
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Gotta live with it
Gotta live with it, yeah
What's a man to do
What's a man to do
Gotta answer to somebody
Answer to somebody
Gotta answer, answer yeah

I'm in, I'm out, and I'm gone
Gone, I'm gone, gone

The death row preacher
Came to the backdoor to greet her
He didn't blame her
For trusting the one armed lion tamer

She stepped in from the storm
She was dry as a bone
The preacher thought to himself
The devil takes care of his own

She said look what your prayers
Look what they've done to me
What can your prayers do for me
Preacher said careful talking to yourself
'Cause you may be listening
Careful talking to yourself
'Cause you may be listening

I'm in I'm out and I'm gone

We Can't End This Way

There's a man on the corner
Begging for help
And there's a man that walks past him
And he's drowning in wealth
Who doesn't understand
Who doesn't understand
How disappointment destroys the soul

We can't end this way
We can't end this way
We can't end this way
We can't end this way
We can't end this way

Every look of shame
Is a wound that will never heal
What has he done to deserve this
What have I done to deserve this
It's easy to remember
But it's easier to forget
Life has a way of getting in our way

We can't end this way
We can't end this way
We can't end this way
No, we can't end this way
We can't end this way
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
I don't want to go my way
If you're not going my way
So I guess that means
I'll be going your way
I will lead or follow
Beg steal or borrow
Just for one more day

We can't end this way
We can't end this way
We can't end this way...

I Don't Believe A Word You Say

I don't believe a word you say
I don't believe
I don't believe a word you say
I don't believe

I don't believe a word you say
I don't believe
I don't believe a word you say
I don't believe

I see your mouth moving
But there's a circus coming out
Always busy proving
What the world is all about
Now it's no use looking you in the eye

I don't believe a word you say
I don't believe
I don't believe a word you say
I don't believe
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
I don't believe a word you say
I don't believe a word
I don't believe a word you say
I don't believe

Blame it on hard living
Blame it on the times
Blame it on the victims
All stumbling behind
And I don't even need to look you in the eye

I don't believe a word you say
I don't believe
I don't believe a word you say
I don't believe

I don't believe a word you say
I don't believe
I don't believe a word you say
I don't believe

Don't know what to do without you
Don't know what to do with you
Used to look at you with wonder
Now I look at you and wonder
And I can't even look you in the eye

I don't believe a word you say
I don't believe
I don't believe a word you say
I don't believe

I don't believe a word you say
I don't believe
I don't believe a word you say
I don't believe, not a word

You Found Another Lover (I Lost Another Friend)

I sit here in a daze
Wishing I could change my ways
And let's not pretend it isn't what it is
It's time we both go on and live

You found another lover
And I lost another friend
You found another lover
And I lost another, I lost another friend

We've been living like it's raining
When it's just been pouring down sun
We've been living as if life is over
When it has only just begun

So you found another lover
And I lost another friend
You found another lover
And I lost another, I lost another friend
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
I may lie to my heart
But my heart never lies to me
I'm defenseless, oh repentless
And there is nothing I can do to prevent this

You found another lover
And I lost another friend
You found another lover
And I lost another, I lost another
I lost another friend

I Ride At Dawn

Like my father
And his father
And his father before
Watched the soil burn with fire
War after war
Done things I didn't know I could
For the common good
Tomorrow I ride at dawn

Give a man a hundred years
He'll want a hundred more
Give him a hundred choices
And he still chooses war
From Salem poor to Genghis Kahn
Tomorrow I ride at dawn

I was born for battle
I was born to bleed
I was born to help those
Who have dreams of being free
Mother stop your crying
Sister dry your eyes
You'll hear my medals ringing
From Shreveport to Sheberghan
Tomorrow I ride at dawn
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
At first light I march to battle
Not my own life but my brothers I must save
And when you hear those pipes and drummers
You'll know I marched to glory or proudly to my grave
Tell my loved ones they must carry on
Tomorrow I ride at dawn
Oh tomorrow I ride at dawn
Tomorrow I ride, oh dawn
Tell my loved ones they must carry on
Tomorrow I ride at dawn

Blood Side Out

Got a wine soaked heart
And whisky soaked lips
Don't know how to get to you
But I know how to get my kicks
Out in the cold, the cold and damp
Out on the streets just like a tramp
There's a siren in the distance
And it's screaming my name
Blood side out
I can't win
I'm down again

Something illegal is on my mind
But it ain't murder
Took all I can take I ain't broke I might break
Don't go no further
These streets they're littered with faces the same
And all these strangers, strangers have no names
Blood side out
I'm going in
I'm down, I'm down again
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Got a wine soaked heart
And whisky soaked lips
The country may be in your bones
But the city's in your hips
There's a siren in the distance
Screaming my name, my name
Blood side out
I can't win
I'm down again, down again
Blood side out
Will it ever end
I'm down, I'm down again

Get Up!

I have a right to get up when I please
Don't tell me I can't break the law
'Cause the law has broken me

I have a right to get up
Don't care what you say
I have a right to get up
Don't care what you say
You're much too late to be thankful
But thank you anyway

I have a right to get up
Anywhere I'm bound
I have a right to get up
Anywhere I'm bound
Gonna tell the pain dealer
To keep his nervous breakdown
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
I have a right to get up when I please
I have a right to go, to go where I please
Don't tell me I can't break the law
'Cause the law has broken me
I have, I have a right

She Got Kick

She got kick
From her toe up to her crown
Well, you know that she got kick
From her toe up to her crown
The girl got so much kick
Oh that nothing gets her down

She'll kick you in the morning
She'll kick you in the day
Oh she'll kick you in the morning
And in the middle of the day
And when the sun goes down
She's gonna kick the night away

And when she gets to kicking
Oh, you had better duck
Oh when she gets to kicking
Oh, you had better duck
‘Cause if her kicking catches you
You'll be stone outta luck

Don't say that I didn't warn you
Or that I didn't let you know
Don't say that I didn't warn you
Or that you didn't know
She'll get to kicking all on you
Then she'll move on down the road
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Oh that girl, she got kick

Hey you know she got kick
From her toe up to her crown
Oh that girl got so much kick
From her toe up to her crown
She got kick
And nothing gets her down

Oh, that girl got kick
Oh, that girl got kick
Oh, you know she got kick
Oh, she got kick

All That Matters Now

It's been a long hard day
And a long hard night
Been a hard year
It's been a hard life
But we're together
And that's all that matters now

Well the time has come
And the time has gone
Maybe I was born to be alone
But we're together
And that's all that matters now
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Been thrown by the wind
Drowned in the rain
I walked through some things
You don't want me to explain
But we're together
And that's all that matters now

I can't get well
There's no cure for life
Let me down easy
At least tonight
We're together
And that's all that matters now

 

Childhood Home

A House Is A Home

A house is a home even when it's dark
Even when the grass is overgrown in the yard
Even when the dog is too old to bark
And when you're sitting at the table trying not to starve

A house is a home even when there's ghosts
Even when you gotta run from the ones who love you most
Screen door's broken paint's peeling from the wood
Locals whisper when they gonna leave the neighbourhood
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
A house is a home where the chores are never done
Where you spend your whole life running to and from
And if the life that you live is not the life you choose
Make your child a home and start anew

A house is a home
Even when we've up and gone
Even when you're there alone
A house is a home

City Of Dreams

Day breaks over the city of my childhood
Daybreak over the city I called home
Where the sage met the sea and the groves were sweet and green
It's a city that lives only in my dreams

The groves where we played when we were children
The groves where we fooled around as teens
Those green groves are paved from la to Santa Fe
That city lives only in my dreams

Landmarks lost to parking lots in the city i called home
Looking back i see what used to be
Now freeways crawl though the suburban sprawl
As far as the eye can see
And the city lives only in my dreams
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Twilight shades the valley of my memory
When citrus groves still perfumed the sky
But i guess those orange blossoms weren't so special after all
Now it's a city of days gone by

Landmarks lost to parking lots in the city i called home
Looking back I see what used to be
Now freeways crawl through the suburban sprawl
As far as the eye can see
And the city lives only in my dreams

Born To Love You

Was thinking just the other day
Of something I've been trying to say
But I couldn't find the way
To tell you I was born to love you

Some born to lose
Some born to win
They say we're all born into sin
That's a hard way to begin
But I was born to love you
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Some come in with a burden
Heavy hearted and hurting
Who's unworthy who's deserving
But i was born to love you

Some made for days some made for nights
Some to stand up for what's right
No matter how hard the fight
I was born to love you

I love you
I live you
I love to live you
I live to love you

I was born to love you

Heavyhearted World

It's Christmas morning in the psych ward
There's a flight risk today so a nurse guards the door
There's a man in the corner who sounds just like me
Rambling on about time square new years eve
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
If I could only forget what I'm supposed to know
If I could only keep from sinking so low
Strapped me down and into the void i was hurled
With nowhere else to turn in this heavyhearted world

Traded our rage for broken bones
Traded our fear for someplace to call home
Traded a lifetime for one long day
Nothing is more beautiful than to fade away

Fear and the memory of painful youth
It prepared us for the painful truth
So gather only what's sacred summons all of your courage
And walk with me into this heavyhearted world

Farmer's Daughter

My daddy is a farmer, that makes me the farmer's daughter
But it's no joke we're always broke, can't live on dirt and water
Can't live on dirt and water

We can't plant and we can't grow. We can't reap and we can't sow
Don't own the seed can't plant our rows, it all belongs to Monsanto
All belongs to Monsanto.

Dupont, Dow and Monsanto, we are what we eat
They own the pollen own the seeds, own us from head to feet
Own the air we breath
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Sister shed her overalls, put on heels and skirt
City bound she fled the ground to strike her own pay dirt
Strike her own pay dirt

My brother donned a uniform, to keep us safe from harm
But terror is as terror does, the bank foreclosed our farm
Foreclosed the family farm

Jesse James he robbed the banks, they shot that boy to death
Now the banks are robbing us we got nothing left
We got nothing left
We got nothing left

Memories Of Gold

Days must be untangled
For years to be revealed
We've looked from every angle
With nothing left concealed

In the winter she wants to be dancer
In springtime she wants to be a scribe
In summer she wants to be a painter
Come autumn the mother of a child
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Where the edge of the hill
Meets the end of the road
We make memories of gold
Our memories of gold
To have and to hold
Our memories of gold

Altar Of Love

She was his high school sweetheart, ‘til death do them part
Wife of so many years, been through blood sweat and tears
She raises his kids, while he went out and did
All of those things a successful man does

He always works late, determines his own fate
He's found his true match, he's found his soul mate
Sorry he says, sorry he feels
Can't help himself he fell head over heels
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
And now she's another wife and a mother
Sacrificed on the alter of love
She's just another wife and a mother
Earning her righteous place up above

Beautiful stranger, she's so enthralled
She hangs on every word, makes him feel like god
Pleads with his dear wife, but she's heard it all twice
With stars in his eyes, it's true love! he cries

And now she's another, wife and a mother
Sacrificed on the alter of love
She's just another wife and a mother
Earning her righteous place up above

Break Your Heart

Here's to looking at you
‘Cause it's all I get to do
I got so much to lose
You do too, you do too

We can walk side by side
You can run, you can't hide
The look in your eyes
I know it's true, so do you
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
If I was hoping I'd wish upon a star
If you let me I'd just love to break your heart
Break your heart

Love conquers all, it's a matter of time
Call me a dreamer. I don't mind
Love conquers all it can happen any day
Call me a schemer I don't care

I've got patience I can wait
Call me fickle, call it fate
We can see where this could go
But you and I, we both know

If I was hoping I'd wish upon a star
If I was looking I'd know right where to start
If you let me I'd just love to break your heart
Break your heart

Learn It All Again Tomorrow

What I've got I don't want
All it does is hover and taunt
Reminding me what I used to be
What I may never be again

Turns out what I'm good at doing
Is making something out of the ruin
Borrow this wasted space
That could never be replaced

Learn it all again tomorrow
Learn it all again tomorrow
Nothing I have you can borrow or steal
Yes I think we have a deal
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
If my wheels were square, but the earth was jagged
I rode along, it'd be no less ragged
And seems to be the day
I'm usually this way

Learn it all again tomorrow
Learn it all again tomorrow
Nothing I have you can borrow or steal
Yes I think we have a deal

I wish every harder day only took an hour
And I'm not just like the people I resent
I wish someday I could truly be a power
Say exactly what it is I meant
All I have that's in abundance
Is my perpetual redundance
It's hard for me to say, I face it everyday

Learn it all again tomorrow
learn it all again tomorrow
Nothing I have you can borrow or steal
Learn it all again tomorrow
Learn it all again tomorrow
Nothing I have you can borrow or steal
Yes I think we have a deal

How Could We Not Believe

Was so beautiful how could we not believe
So beautiful how could we not believe
We love
We grieve
Then all seek our reprieve
So beautiful how could we not believe

Was so beautiful we had to stand aside
So beautiful we had to stand aside
We had to stand aside
With our arms open wide
So beautiful we had to stand aside
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Was so beautiful we had to close our eyes
So beautiful we had to close our eyes
And listen to the sound
It could be heard miles around
So beautiful we had to close our eyes

So beautiful to be free from my name
So beautiful to be free from my name
To be free from my name
And all those who lay claim
So beautiful to be free from my name

Was so beautiful how could we not believe
So beautiful how could we not believe
How could we not believe
Having lived through times like these
So beautiful how could we not believe
So beautiful how could we not believe
So beautiful how could we not believe

Call It What It Is

When sex was dirty

I remember when sex was dirty
And the air was clean
And everything worth knowing
Was in a magazine

To all the sons and daughters
Of the boulevard
Who learned to go without sleep
And to hide all the scars

Who believed in the vagrant
On Hollywood and vine
When he said a mile of gold
Won't buy you an inch of time

I remember when sex was dirty
And the air was clean
And everything worth knowing
Was in a magazine

We made everything we have
Out of nothing at all
Way back when marijuana
Was against the law
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We were always outnumbered
We were always outmanned
Went down a road of ruin
But here we stand

I remember when sex was dirty
And the air was clean
And everything worth knowing
Was in a magazine

I remember when sex was dirty
And the air was clean
And everything worth knowing
Was in a magazine

Deeper and deeper

Deeper and deeper until I drown
Hard going under without a sound
I try to run but you hold me down
Deeper and deeper until I drown
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Longing is a ghost
When the one you love the most
No longer has you on their mind
On their mind

Deeper and deeper until I drown
Hard going under without a sound
I try to run but you hold me down
Deeper and deeper until I drown

Hell or high water
And hold on tight
And if you're not mine
I'll wait all night, all night

Deeper and deeper until I drown
Hard going under without a sound
I try to run but you hold me down
Deeper and deeper until I drown

The branches are black
And the tree stands bare
Haunted by the bloom
That's no longer there
Clinging to the ground
Clinging to the ground
To grow another
Another ring around

Deeper and deeper until I drown
So hard going under without a sound
I try to run but you hold me down
You've got me deeper and deeper until I drown

Call it what it is

They shot him in the back
Now it's a crime to be black
So don't act surprised
When it gets vandalized

But call it what it is
Call it what it is
Call it what it is
Murder

There's good cops
Bad cops
White cops
Black cops

But call it what it is
Call it what it is
Call it what it is
Murder, murder, murder
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Trayvon Martin
Ezell Ford
Michael Brown
And so many, many more

But call it what it is
Call it what it is
Call it what it is
Murder, murder

Government
Ain't easy
Policing
Ain't easy
Hard times
Ain't easy
Oppression
Ain't easy
Racism
Ain't easy
Fear
Ain't easy
Suffering
Ain't easy

But call it what it is
Call it what it is
Call it what it is
Murder, murder

Gun control
Mind control
Self-control
We've dug ourselves a hole

And call it what it is
Call it what it is
Call it what it is
Murder

Got it, call it what it is
Call it what it is
Call it what it is
Murder

Just call it what it is
Call it what it is
Call it what it is

How dark is gone

Aren't you glad you can still feel pain
Aren't you glad you still feel anything
Aren't you glad you can still complain
Aren't you glad you're still the same
Make you run through life when you could walk
Make you scream when you wanted to talk
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Would you rather wave a flag
Or wave goodbye
Would you rather flood your heart
Or dare let them see you cry
Rather fight a war or live in fear
Aren't you glad to be here

As life traces
The lines in our faces
I won't look away
Some die too young
And some live too long
How dark is gone
How dark is gone

You can't know till you do
By then lesser thieves have spoken for you
With their quiet demands
In a whispered hush
You may have to lie
When the truth hurts too much

As life traces
The lines in our faces
I won't look away
Some die too young
Some live too long
How dark is gone
How dark is gone

As life traces
The lines in our faces
I won't look away
Some die too young
Some live too long
How dark is gone
How dark is gone
Too long
Some die too young
How dark is gone
How dark is gone

Shine

We shine like a new tattoo
Scarred on skin bright as day
Across my heart
There is no other way
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Give me tomorrow
Then I'll give you today
In the end
There is no other way
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Now we are like two roads
That lead to the same place
Won't leave a trace
There is no other way
No other way

If you were all I had
I would have it all
If you were all, all I had
I would have it all
If you were all I had
I would have it all

Soul to soul we roam
Aimlessly astray
That's over now
There is no other way

Some days will be lost
We run out of words to say
We both know
There is no other way
There is no other way
There is no other way
No other way

All that has grown

After the storm
And the lightning fires
And the last bird
Has flown from the wire

After the rain
The wind dries us cold
After the storm
Just you and me growing old

What we remember
Is what we choose
And ain't no longer matter
To win or to lose
After the storm
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After the storm
And the skies are blue
After everything
We put each other through

The dust and the mud
Have become stone
After the storm
Just you and me on our own

Our choices and our words
Like that bird have flown
After the storm
Look at all that has grown
After the storm

Pink balloon

She walks around
With a pink balloon
And if you try to take it from her
Your end will come too soon

She dreams about
Her pink balloon
Carrying her higher and higher
Up to the moon
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She ties it to her waist
She ties it to her wrist
And if you're lucky she might let it go for you
And make a wish

First thing she wakes up
Pours herself a cup
Before she's out the door
She stops to blow it up
Sometimes she carries it high
Sometimes she carries it low
People point at her
And say there she goes

She don't worry about danger
She don't worry about doom
And she don't give a damn what you think
About her pink balloon

She walks around
With a pink balloon
And if you try to take it from her
Your end will come too soon

Pink balloon
She walks around
With a pink balloon

Finding our way

Damn all the judges who once thought they knew
Those free of grudges I fear are too few
And less still is many and some far too much
Limping along on a gold plated crutch

God knows what's in your heart
So you can stay home from church
Who will survive the end of the world

God knows what's in your heart
So you can stay home from church
Who will survive the end of the world

How does one listen when deafened by you
How does one wisen in the absence of truth
How does on strengthen in the age of the meek
When the dams and the walls that you build start to leak

God knows what's in your heart
So you can stay home from church
Who will survive the end of the world

God knows what's in your heart
So you can stay home from church
Who will survive the end of the world

We have a way of finding our way
We have a way of finding our way
We have a way of finding our way home

We have a way of finding our way
We have a way of finding our way
We have a way of finding our way home
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Let every moment be filled with grace
Don't let tomorrow just be another day
We've come too far to suffering fools
And we're much too young for these old rules

God knows what's in your heart
So you can stay home from church
Who will survive the end of the world

God knows what's in your heart
So you can stay home from church
Who will survive the end of the world

We have a way of finding our way
We have a way of finding our way home

We have a way of finding our way
We have a way of finding our way
We have a way of finding our way home

Bones

When the writing's on the wall you better read it
Make your bones, make your bones
When the moment comes around you gotta seize it
Take your bones, take your bones
Pain comes do your best to ease it
Throw your bones, throw your bones

A hundred people got a hundred problems
In their bones
Hard not to feel like the odd one in my bones

Every now and then I get so tired
I rest my bones, I rest my bones
Sitting alone with my desires
In my bones, in my bones
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A hundred people got a hundred problems
Making bones
Hard not to feel like the odd one in my bones

I get to pick my poison
You get to pick your poison
I get to pick my poison
And I pick you

When the writing's on the wall best get reading
Make your bones, make your bones
Sometimes it's hard to know just what you're needing
To make your bones, make your bones

Go thank your mom and dad for breeding
They made your bones, they made your bones

A hundred people got a hundred problems
In their bones
Hard not to feel like the odd one
In my bones

Dance like fire

It takes four men to carry a coffin
But just one to carry across
Takes a lifetime to find yourself
A split second to be lost

If we could dance like fire
We'd never get burned
We'd never get burned
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If we could dance like fire
We'd never get burned
We'd never get burned

The real revolutionary
He won't hide in his home
And the prophet, the real prophet
He dies poor, poor and alone

If we could dance like fire
We'd never get burned
We'd never get burned

If we could dance like fire
We'd never get burned
We'd never get burned...

Goodbye to you

I wake up feeling like i've aged a year
'Cause I go to sleep in fear of the dawn
Head full of dreams unclear
Make the days seem twice as long

I don't know how to say goodbye to you
I don't know how to say goodbye to you
Maybe tomorrow I can start anew
I just don't know how to say goodbye to you

Passed by where we used to go
Where I now go alone
Everything we had to brave
I'm left here to face on my own

I don't know how to say goodbye to you
I just don't know how to say goodbye to you
After all we've been through
I don't know how to say goodbye to you
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Shattered and chained to our past
Battered and too proud to ask
Walked a razor's edge poisoned by degrees
Create each other's voids fill each other's needs

I don't know how to say goodbye to you
I just don't know how to say goodbye to you
My options are plenty but my choices are few
I just don't know how to say goodbye to you

I don't know how to say goodbye to you
I just don't know how to say goodbye to you

 

Non Albums Tracks

Ain't too proud to beg

( The Temptations Cover / Standing in the Shadows of Motown OST )

I know you wanna leave me; I refuse to let you go
If I have to beg, plead for sympathy
I don't mind, 'cause it means that much to me
Ain't too proud to beg, sweet darlin
Please don't leave me, don't you go
Ain't too proud to plead, baby, baby
Please don't leave me, don't you go

Well I heard a quiet man, half a man, with no sense of pride
If I have to cry to keep ya I don't mind weepin'
If weeping gonna keep ya by my side
Ain't too proud to beg, sweet darlin'
Please don't leave me, don't you go
Ain't too proud to plead, baby, baby
Please don't leave me, don't you go

If I have to sleep on your door step all night and day
Just to keep you from walking away
Let my friends laugh, for this I can stand
Just so long as I keep ya, yeah, yeah, I can
Ain't too proud to beg, sweet darlin'
Please don't leave me, don't you go
Ain't too proud to plead, baby, baby
Please don't leave me, don't you go

Ain't too proud to beg, sweet darlin'
Please don't leave me, don't you go
Ain't too proud to plead, baby, baby
Please don't leave me, don't you go

Well your love's so deep in the pit of my heart
Ev'ry day it grows more and more
I'm not ashamed to come and plead with you, baby
If pleading keeps you from walking out the door
Ain't too proud to beg, sweet darlin'
Please don't leave me, don't you go
Ain't too proud to plead, baby, baby
Please don't leave me, don't you go

Ain't too proud to beg, sweet darlin'
Please don't leave me, don't you go
Ain't too proud to plead, baby, baby
Please don't leave me, don't you go

All along the watchtower

( Bob Dylan )

"There must be some way out of here"
Said the joker to the thief
"There's too much confusion,
I can't get no relief
Businessmen, they drink my wine
Plowmen dig my earth
None of them along the line know what any of it is worth."

"No reason to get excited"
The thief, he kindly spoke
"There are many here among us
Who feel that life is but a joke.
But you and I, we've been through that,
And this is not our fate.
So let us not talk falsely now
The hour is getting late."

All along the watchtower, princes kept the view
While all the women came and went, barefoot servants, too.

Outside in the distance a wildcat did growl,
Two riders were approaching, the wind began to howl.

Beautiful boy

( John Lennon / Instant Karma The Campaign To Save Darfur CD )

Close your eyes
Have no fear
The monster's gone
He's on the run
And your daddy's here

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful boy
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful boy

Before you go to sleep
Say a little prayer
Every day in every way
It's getting better and better

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful boy
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful boy

Out on the ocean
Ship sailing away
I can hardly wait
To see you come of age
I guess we'll both just have to be patient
'Cause it's a long way to go
And a hard row to hoe
A long way to go
But in the meantime

Before you cross the street
Take my hand
Life is what happens to you
While you're busy making other plans

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful boy
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful boy

Before you go to sleep
Say a little prayer
Every day in every way
It's getting better and better and better

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful boy
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful boy

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful boy
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful boy

You're my beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful boy

Be My Guest

( Fats Domino Tribute )

Come on baby won't you be my guest
Join the party and meet the rest
Everything is gonna be so right
Just be my guest tonight

We're gonna dance to the rock 'n'roll
We're gonna groove do the stroll
We're gonna Lindy Hop and Suzy Q
A special party for you

My, my-oh-mine, you know you know you're so fine
Don't let me down
I'm the king but you can wear my crown

I'm gonna sing, my band is gonna play
Won't you be my queen for a day
Everything is gonna be all right
Be my guest tonight

My, my-oh-mine, you know you're so fine
Don't let me down
I'm the king but you can wear my crown

I'm gonna sing, my band's gonna play
Gonna make you queen for a day
Everything, everything will be all right
So be my guest tonight

Burning & lootin'

( Bob Marley )

This morning I woke up in a curfew.
Oh- Lord, I said Oh- God, I was a prisoner too - yeah.
I did not recognize those faces that are standing over me.
These faces of brutality, of brutality - yeah.

How many rivers do we have to cross, cross, cross,
Before, before we can talk to the boss?
All that we've had, all that we've had,
It seems we have lost, lost, lost.
We must have really paid, really paid,
Paid the cost, paid the cost.

And that's why, that's why we gonna be,
Burning and looting tonight.
Yes, we (gonna be) burning and looting tonight.
Burning and looting tonight.
Burning all illusions tonight.

Concrete jungle

( Bob Marley )

No sun will shine in my day today.
The high yellow moon, it won't come out to play
Darkness has covered my light - Yeah
And has changed my day into night - Yeah
Where is the love to be found?
Concrete jungle, jungle
Where the living is the hardest.
Concrete jungle, jungle
You got to do your best.
Concrete jungle, jungle
Where the living is the hardest.
Concrete jungle, jungle
You got to do the heaviest.
You got to do your best

Deportees

( Words by Woody Guthrie / Music by Martin Hoffman
Live performance with Ellen Verdries, his mother )

The crops are all in and the peaches are rotting,
The oranges are piled in their creosote dumps.
They're flying you back to the Mexico border,
To pay all your oranges to wade back again.

My father's own father, he waded that river,
They took all the money he made in his life.
My brothers and sisters come working the fruit trees,
And they rode the trucks till they took down and died.

Goodbye to my Juan, goodbye, Rosalita,
Adios mis amigos, Jesus y Maria.
You won't have a name when you ride the big airplane,
All they will call you will be "deportees".

Some of us are illegal, and some are not wanted,
When contract is out, we've got to move on.
Six hundred miles to the Mexico border,
They chase us like outlaws, like rustlers, like thieves.

We died in your hills, and we died in your deserts,
We died in your valleys and died on your plains.
We died 'neath your trees and we died in your bushes,
Both sides of the river, we died just the same.

Goodbye to my Juan, goodbye, Rosalita,
Adios mis amigos, Jesus y Maria.
You won't have a name when you ride the big airplane,
All they will call you will be "deportees".

The sky plane caught fire over Los Gatos Canyon,
A fireball of lightning, it shook all our hills,
Who are these friends, all scattered like dry leaves?
The radio says, "They are just deportees".

Is this the best way we can grow our big orchards?
Is this the best way we can grow our good fruit?
To fall like dry leaves and rot on our topsoil,
To be known by no name except "deportees"?

Goodbye to my Juan, goodbye, Rosalita,
Adios mis amigos, Jesus y Maria.
You won't have a name when you ride the big airplane,
All they will call you will be "deportees".
All they will call you will be "deportees".

Do right woman

( Aretha Franklin Cover )

Take me to heart
And I'll always love you
And nobody
Can make me do wrong

Take me for granted
Leaving love unsure
Makes willpower weak
And temptation strong

A woman's only human
You should understand
She's not just a plaything
She's flesh and blood just like her man

If you wanna do right all day's woman
You've gotta be a do right all night man

Yeah, yeah, they say that it's a man's world
But you can't prove that by me
And as long as we're together, baby
Show some respect for me

If you wanna do right all day's woman
You've gotta be a do right all night man

A woman's only human
This you should understand
She's not just a plaything
She's flesh and blood just like her man

If you wanna do right all day's woman
You've gotta be a do right all night man
You've gotta be a do right all night man

Dressed in black

You may be a cheap date
But my therapy's expensive as hell
Then you pay a psychic healer who let's you know
Things aren't working out so well
Tommorow's shining off our face
Yesterday's shadow's at our back

Why must you always dress in black

People don't take advice
They just give it
And the only way you're ever gonna learn
Is to live it
So what you spent your younger years
Parlaying on the wrong side of the track

Why must you always dress in black

If you have to lie
Do it quickly and as thoroughly as you can
This morning i woke up slow
Feeling like a shell of a man
Don't blame me for us you cried
Just cut me some slack

Why must you always dress in black

She wore high heels
The ones that can pierce your heart
Just 'cause you go down in history
Doesn't mean your really all that smart
Like robert e. Lee you're at your best
When under attack

Why must you always dress in black

You call in sick on monday
Tuesday you show up late
Wednesday you left early
Thursday you fight with a boss you hate
Friday you up and quit
Saturday you want your old job back
Sunday morning you wake up
All dressed in black

Why must you always dress in black

Exodus

( Bob Marley )

Men and people will fight you down
When you see Jah light
But let me tell you if you're not wrong
Then everything is alright
We gonna walk through this generation
Leaving Babylon
Oh - We've trod through this generation
In this Exodus, movement of Jah people - yeah
In this Exodus, yeah oh yeah yeah
Movement of Jah people, yeah

Get up, stand up

( Bob Marley )

I say we're sick and tired of your poison technology
Slowly, surely, killing all humanity
We know when we understand:
The light of God is a living man.
You can fool some people sometimes
But you can not fool all the people all the time.
So now you see Jah light
We gonna stand up for our rights!

Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights
Get up, stand up, don't give up the fight
Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights
Get up, stand up, don't give up the fight

Preacher man don't tell me
Heaven is under the earth
I know, I know you don't know
What Jah life is really worth
It's not all the glitters is gold
Half the story has never been told
So now you see the light
Stand up for your rights

Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights
Get up, stand up, don't give up the fight
Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights
Get up, stand up, don't give up the fight
Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights
Get up, stand up, don't give up the fight
Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights
Get up, stand up, don't give up the fight
Don't give up the fight
Don't give up the fight

Helpless

( Neil Young Cover )

There is a town in north Ontario,
With dream comfort memory to spare,
And in my mind I still need a place to go,
All my changes were there.
Blue, blue windows behind the stars,
Yellow moon on the rise,
Big birds flying across the sky,
Throwing shadows on our eyes.
Leave us
Helpless, helpless, helpless
Baby can you hear me now?
The chains are locked and tied across the door,
Baby, sing with me somehow.
Blue, blue windows behind the stars,
Yellow moon on the rise,
Big birds flying across the sky,
Throwing shadows on our eyes.
Leave us
Helpless, helpless, helpless.

High tide or low tide

( Bob Marley )

Yes, in high seas or in low seas
I'm gonna be your friend
You know that I'm gonna be your friend
Any so in high tide or in low tide
I'll be by your side
You know that I'll be by your side

I heard her praying, praying, praying - mmh
I said I heard my mother
Her praying, praying, praying - mmh
She was praying in the night
And the words that she said, the words that she said
They still linger in my head, linger in my head
She said : "A child is born into this world
He needs protection" - yeah

God, guide and protect us
When we're wrong, please correct us
When we're wrong, correct us
And stand by me

In these high seas or in low seas
I'm gonna be your friend
You know that I'm gonna be your friend
Any so in high tide or in low tide
I'll be by your side
You know that I'll be by your side

I said I heard my mother
Her crying, crying, crying - mmh
She was crying in the night
And the tears that she shed, the tears that she shed
They still linger in my head, linger in my head
She said : "A child is born into this world
He needs protection" - yeah

God, guide and protect us
When we're wrong, please correct us
When we're wrong correct us
And stand by me

In these high seas or in low seas
I'm gonna be your friend
You know that I'm gonna be your friend
Any so in high tide or in low tide
I'll be by your side
You know that I'll be by your side

I heard it through the grapewine

( Marvin Gaye )

Ooh, I bet you're wondering how I knew
About you're plans to make me blue
With some other guy that you knew before.
Between the two of us guys
you know I love you more.
It took me by surprise I must say,
when I found out yesterday.
Don't you know that...

I heard it through the grapevine
Not much longer would you be mine.
Oh I heard it through the grapevine,
Oh and I'm just about to lose my mind.
Honey, honey yeah.

I know that a man ain't supposed to cry,
But these tears I can't hold inside.
Losing you would end my life you see,
Cause you mean that much to me.
You could have told me yourself
That you love someone else.
Instead...

I heard it through the grapevine
Not much longer would you be mine.
Oh I heard it through the grapevine,
Oh and I'm just about to lose my mind.
Honey, honey yeah.

People say believe half of what you see,
Son, and none of what you hear.
I can't help being confused
If it's true please tell me dear?
Do you plan to let me go
For the other guy you loved before?
Don't you know...

I heard it through the grapevine
Not much longer would you be mine.
Oh I heard it through the grapevine,
Oh and I'm just about to lose my mind.
Honey, honey yeah.

In the sun

( Joseph Arthur Cover )

I picture you in the sun wondering what went wrong
And falling down on your knees asking for sympathy
And being caught in between all you wish for and all you seen
And trying to find anything you can feel that you can believe in

May God's love be with you always
May God's love be with you

I know I would apologize if I could see your eyes
cause when you showed me myself I became someone else
but i was caught in between all you wish for and all you need
I picture you fast asleep
A nightmare comes
You can't keep awake

May God's love be with you always
May God's love be with you

Cause if I find
If I find my own way
How much will I find
If I find
If I find my own way
How much will I find you

I don't know anymore
what it's for
I'm not even sure
If there is anyone who is in the sun
Will you help me to understand
Cause i been caught in between all I wish for and all I need
Maybe you're not even sure what it's for
Any more than me

May God's love be with you always
May God's love be with you

Indifference

( Pearl Jam Cover )

I will light the match this mornin', so I won't be alone
Oh, watch as she lies silent, for soon night will be gone
I will stand arms outstretched, pretend I'm free to roam
Oh, I will make my way, through one more day in hell

I will hold the candle till it burns up my arm
Oh, I'll keep taking punches until their will grows tired
I will stare the sun down until my eyes go blind
But, I won't change direction, and I won't change my mind

How much difference does it make
Oh, how much difference does it make

I'll swallow poison, until I grow immune
I will scream my lungs out till it fills this room

How much difference does it make
Oh, how much difference does it make
Oh, how much difference does it make
Oh, how much difference does it make

Lay your burden down

( Gov't Mule Cover )

It's heavy-lay your burden down
It's heavy-lay your burden down

Brother, can't you see stars in the night
Brother, can't you see stars in the night
There's a road up yonder far beyond the light
Take a ride this morning on a slow train through the sky
Take a ride this morning on a slow train through the sky
My life is just a fast train, gone in the blink of an eye

It's heavy-lay your burden down
It's heavy-lay your burden down

Felt the hand last Sunday when the stars refused to shine
Felt the hand last Sunday when the stars refused to shine
I'm just a young man, I don't feel like dying

It's heavy-lay your burden down
It's heavy-lay your burden down

Can't you hear the angels screaming or is it all my head
Can't you hear the angels screaming or is it all my head
I'm looking out my window and the sky is blood red
The sky is blood red
The sky is blood red
You got to lay your burden down
Lay your burden down
It's heavy

Let's get it on

( Marvin Gaye Cover )

I've been really tryin, baby
Tryin to hold back these feelings for so long
And if you feel, like I feel baby
Come on, oh come on,

Let's get it on
Let's get it on
Let's get it on
Let's get it on

We're all sensitive people
With so much love to give, understand me sugar
Since we got to be
Lets say, I love you
There's nothin wrong with me
Lovin you
And givin yourself to me can never be wrong
If the love is true

Don't you know how sweet and wonderful, life can be
I'm askin you baby, to get it on with me
I aint gonna worry, I aint gonna push
So come on, come on, come on, come on baby
Stop beatin round the bush....

Let's get it on
Let's get it on
Let's get it on
Let's get it on

Louis collins

( Traditionnal )

Mrs. Collins weeped, Mrs. Collins moaned,
To see her son Louis leaving home
The angels laid him away
The angels laid him away,
They laid him six feet under the clay
The angels laid him away
Mrs. Collins weeped, Mrs. Collins moaned,
To see her son Louis leaving home
The angels laid him away
Oh, Bob shot once and Louis shot too,
Shot poor Collins, shot him through and through
The angels laid him away
Oh, kind friends, oh, ain't it hard?,
To see poor Louis in a new graveyard
The angels laid him away
The angels laid him away,
They laid him six feet under the clay
The angels laid him away
Oh, when they heard that Louis was dead
All the people they dressed in red
The angels laid him away
The angels laid him away,
They laid him six feet under the clay
The angels laid him away
Mrs. Collins weeped, Mrs. Collins moaned,
To see her son Louis leaving home
The angels laid him away
The angels laid him away,
They laid him six feet under the clay
The angels laid him away

Love gonna walk out on me

( Toots and The Maytals Cover )

Everytime that I see your face
Something moves within my heart
And it thrills me to my soul
And tell me that
Love is gonna let me down
Oh no, oh no
Love is gonna let me down

As I see the morning sun
I know everything, everything is alright
I could see you rushing to my door
And tell me that
Love is gonna let me down
Love is gonna let me down
Love is gonna let me down
No, no
Love is gonna let me down
No, no
Love is gonna let me down

Oh, I can see the morning sun
And knowing that everything, everything is alright
I can see you rushing through the door
And tell me that
Love is gonna let me down
Love is gonna let me down
Love is gonna let me down
Oh, love is gonna let me down
No, no
Love is gonna let me down
No, no
Love is gonna let me down
No, Love is gonna let me down
Love is gonna let me down
No, no, no...
Love is gonna let me down...

Manic depression

( Jimi Hendrix )

Manic depression is touching my soul
I know what I want but I just don't know
How to go about getting it
Feelings sweet feelings
Drops from my fingers, fingers

Manic depression is catching my soul
Woman so weary, the sweet cause in vain
You make love, you break love
It's all the same when it's over
Music, sweet music
I wish I could caress, caress, caress

Manic depression is a frustrating mess

Well, I think I'll go turn myself off
And go on down
All the way down
Really ain't no use in me hanging around
In your kinda scene
Music, sweet music
I wish I could caress, caress, caress

Manic depression is a frustrating mess

Music, sweet music
Music, sweet music

Mary

( Patty Griffin Cover )

Mary
You're covered in roses
You're covered in ashes
You're covered in rain
You're covered in babies
You're covered in slashes
You're covered in wilderness
You're covered in stains

You cast aside the sheet
You cast aside the shroud
Of another man, who serves the world proud
You greet another son and you lose another one
On some sunny day and always you stay
Mary

Jesus said Mother I couldn't stay another day longer
He flies right by and leaves a kiss upon her face
While the angels were singing his praises in a blaze of glory
Mary stays behind and starts cleaning up the place

Oh Mary
You move behind me
You leave you fingerprints everywhere
Everytime the snow drifts
Every way the sand shifts
Even when the night lifts, you're always there

You cast aside the sheet
You cast aside the shroud
Of another man, who serves the world proud
You greet another son and you lose another one
On some sunny day and always you stay
Mary

Jesus said Mother I couldn't stay another day longer
He flies right by and leaves a kiss upon her face
While the angels were singing his praises in a blaze of glory
Mary stays behind and starts cleaning up the place

Oh Mary
You're covered in roses
You're covered in ruins
You're covered in secrets
Your'e covered in treetops
You're covered in birds
Who can sing a million songs without any words

You cast aside the sheet
You cast aside the shroud
Of another man, who serves the world proud
You greet another son and you lose another one
On some sunny day and always you stay
Always you stay
Mary
Na, na, na...
Oh Mary

My father's house

( Bruce Springsteen )

Last night I dreamed that I was a child
Out where the pines grow wild and tall
I was trying to make it home through the forest
Before the darkness falls
I heard the wind rustling through the trees
And ghostly voices rose from the fields
I ran with my heart pounding down that broken path [way]
With the devil snapping at my heels
I broke through the trees and there in the night

My father's house stood shining hard and bright
The branches and brambles tore my clothes and [caused me harm] (scratched my arms)
But I ran till I fell shaking in his arms
I awoke and I imagined the hard things that pulled us apart
Will never again, sir, tear us from each other's hearts
I got dressed and to that house I did ride
From out on the road, I could see its windows shining in light
I walked up the steps and stood on the porch
A woman I didn't recognize (came and) spoke to me through a chained door
I told her my story, and who I'd come for
She said "I'm sorry, son, but no one by that name lives here anymore"

My father's house shines hard and bright
It stands like a beacon calling me in the night
Calling and calling, so cold and alone
Shining cross this dark highway where our sins lie unatoned

Nobody's fault but mine

( Traditional )

Nobody's fault but mine
Nobody's fault but mine
If I don't read, my soul would be lost
Nobody's fault but mine

(My) sister she taught me how to read
Sister she taught me how to read
If I don't read, my soul would be lost
Nobody's fault but mine

Nobody's fault but mine
Nobody's fault but mine
If I don't read, my soul would be lost
And nobody's fault but mine

Now I got a bible in my house
I got a bible in my house
If I don't read, my soul would be lost
Nobody's fault but mine

Sister she taught me how to read
Sister she taught me how to read
If I don't read, my soul would be lost
Nobody's fault but mine

Mmh...

Nobody's fault but mine
Nobody's fault but mine
If I don't read, my soul would be lost
Nobody's fault but mine

Nobody's fault but mine
Nobody's fault but mine
If I don't read, my soul would be lost
Nobody's fault but mine

Not fade away

( Buddy Holly )

I'm gonna tell you how it's gonna be
You're gonna give your loving to me
I'm gonna love you night and day
You know my loving won't fade away
You know my loving won't fade away
My love is bigger than a Cadillac
I try to show you but you drive me back
Your love for me has got to be real
For you to know just how I feel
A love for real, not fade away
I'm gonna tell you how it's gonna be
You're gonna give your love to me
A love to last more than one day
A love that's love and not fade away
A love that's love and not fade away

Not fire, not ice

(Life on Mars EP)

There is not a river wide
Not a mountain high
And neither sin nor evil
Could change how I feel inside
Could change how I feel inside

Not all the strength of the ocean
Not all the heat from the sun, from the sun
Now, others have tried, I just can't deny
For me you are the one
For me you are the one

The true love is priceless
For true love you pay a price
But there's nothing can keep me from loving you
Not fire, no not ice
Not fire, no not ice

Like a hero or a champion
You are the best, you're the best
Like religion or superstition
With you I am blessed
With you I am blessed

Now the river may grow wider
The mountain may reach past the sky
And wether or not you feel the same
My love shall never die
My love shall never die

The true love you give and take
The true love is sacrifice
But there's nothing can keep me from loving you
Not fire, no not ice
Not fire, no not ice
Not fire, no not ice

One love

( Bob Marley Cover )

One love, one heart
Let's get together and feel all right
Hear the children crying (One love)
Hear the children crying (One heart)
Sayin', "Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right."
Sayin', "Let's get together and feel all right."
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa

Let them all pass all their dirty remarks (One love)
There is one question I'd really love to ask (One heart)
Is there a place for the hopeless sinner
Who has hurt all mankind just to save his own?
Believe me

One love, one heart
Let's get together and feel all right
As it was in the beginning (One love)
So shall it be in the end (One heart)
Alright, "Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right."
"Let's get together and feel all right."
One more thing

Let's get together to fight this Holy Armageddon (One love)
So when the Man comes there will be no, no doom (One song)
Have pity on those whose chances grow thinner
There ain't no hiding place from the Father of Creation

Sayin', "One love, one heart
Let's get together and feel all right."
I'm pleading to mankind (One love)
Oh, Lord (One heart) Whoa.

"Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right."
Let's get together and feel all right.
(Repeat)

People get ready

( On "Higher Ground" The Blind Boys Of Alabama / Curtis Mayfield Cover )

People get ready, there's a train a-comin'
You don't need no baggage, you just get on board
All you need is faith to hear the diesel's hummin'
You don't need no ticket, you just thank the Lord

People get ready for the train to Jordan
Picking up passengers for coast to coast
Faith is the key, open up the doors and board them
There's hope for all among those loved the most

There ain't no room for the hopeless sinner whom would hurt all mankind
Just to save his own
Have pity on those whose chances grow thinner
Ain't no hiding place against the kingdom's throne

People get ready, there's a train a-comin'
Don't need no baggage, just get on board
All you need is faith to hear the diesel's hummin'
Don't need no ticket, you just thank the Lord.

I believe...

Pressure drop

( The Maytals Cover )

Yeah - yeah
Hmh mmh mmh - yeah
Hmh mmh mmh - yeah
Hmh mmh mmh - yeah
It is you - oh yeah
It is you - oh yeah
It is you - oh yeah
Pressure drop, oh - pressure drop
Oh - I say pressure drop, a drop on you
I say pressure drop, oh pressure drop
Oh - I say pressure drop, a drop on you
I say when it drops, oh you gonna feel it
How much you were doing wrong
Oh - when it drops, you gonna feel it
How much you were doing wrong
It is you - oh yeah
It is you - oh yeah
It is you - oh yeah
I say pressure, pressure, pressure, pressure
Pressure drop, a drop on you
I say pressure, pressure, pressure
Pressure drop, a drop on you
I say a drop on you
(solo)
It is you - oh yeah
It is you - oh yeah
It is you - oh yeah
I say pressure drop, pressure drop
Pressure drop, a drop on you
I say pressure drop, pressure drop
Pressure, pressure, pressure, pressure
Pressure, pressure, pressure drop
Pressure drop, a drop on you
Pressure, pressure
Pressure drop, a drop on you
Pressure, pressure
Pressure drop, a drop on you

Redemption song

( Bob Marley Cover )

Old pirates yes they rob I
Sold I to the merchant ships
Minutes after they took I
From the bottom less pit
But my hand was made strong
By the hand of the almighty
We forward in this generation triumphantly
All I ever had, is songs of freedom
Won't you help to sing, these songs of freedom
Cause all I ever had, redemption songs
Redemption songs

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery
None but ourselves can free our minds
Have no fear for atomic energy
Cause none of them can stop the time
How long shall they kill our prophets
While we stand aside and look
Some say it's just a part of it
We've got to fullfill the book

Won't you help to sing, these songs of freedom
Cause all I ever had, redemption songs
Redemption songs, redemption songs

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery
None but oursekves can free our minds
Have no fear for atomic energy
Cause none of them can stop the time
How long shall they kill our prophets
While we stand aside and look
Yes some say it's just a part of it
We've got to fullfill the book

Won't you help to sing, these songs of freedom
Cause all I ever had, redemption songs
All I ever had, redemption songs
These songs of freedom, songs of freedom

Remember

( Jimi Hendrix )

Won't you remember the mocking bird, my baby bun.
He used to sing for dinner, baby.
Oh, he used to sing for his supper -- .
He used to sing so sweetly.
Since my baby left me, he ain't sang for two long days.

Oh, remember the blue-birds and the honey bees.
They used to sing for you and me.
Oh, they used to sing about you and me.
They used to sing so sweetly.
But since my baby left me they ain't sang in two long days.

Oh, won't you please come home.
Come on home, come to me.
Make everyday happy as can be.

And if you'll leave come on home to me, I'll kiss you for my dinner, baby.
I'll kiss you for my supper -- .
But if you don't come back - you know, I'll have to starve to death.
'cause I ain't had noon of your loving all day now.
Oh, remember.
Oh, would you remember.

Oh, remember the blue-birds and the honey bees singing sweetly for you and me.
Oh, the mocking bird, my baby bun.
Oh, don't you come home to me.
Remember.
Will you remember.

Sexual Healing

(Marvin Gaye Cover / Life On Mars EP)

Oh- baby now let's get down tonight.
Baby, I'm hot just like your oven.
Oh- I need your lovin'
Well baby, I can't hold it much longer
'cause it's getting stronger and stronger
And when I get that feeling
I got a sexual healing, sexual healing
And makes me feel so fine
And helps to release the mind
Sexual healing, is good for me
Sexual healing is something that's good for me

Whenever these blue teardrops are falling
And my emotional stability is leaving me
There is something I can do
Oh- I can get on the telephone and call you up baby
Darling, I know you'll be there to relieve me
The love you give to me will free me
And If you don't know the things you're dealing
Oh- I can tell you darling, that it's sexual healing
Get up, Get up, Get up, Get up
Let's make love tonight
Wake up, Wake up, Wake up
'Cause you do it right

Heal me, my darling
Heal me, my darling
Heal me, my darling
Heal me, my darling

Baby, I got sick this morning
A sea was storming up inside of me
Baby, I think I'm capsizing
Oh- the waves are rising
And when I get that feeling
I got a sexual healing
Sexual healing
And makes me feel so fine, it's such a rush
And helps to release the mind, Oh- it's good for us
Sexual healing, is good for me
Sexual healing is something that's good for me

And it's good for me and it's good to me
My baby, woohhh
Just grab a hold and take control
Of my body and mind soon we'll be making love
Honey, oh- -- fine
You're my medicine open up and let me in
Darling, you're so great
I can't wait for you to operate

Ohh

Slave driver

( Bob Marley )

Every time I hear the crack of the whip
My blood runs cold
I remember on the slave ship
How they brutalised our very souls
Today they say that we are free
Only to be chained in poverty
Good god, I think it's all illiteracy
It's only a machine that make money
Slave driver the table is turned now
Catch a fire so you can get burned now
Slave driver the table is turned
Catch a fire so you can get burned

So you want to be a rock'n roll star

( The Byrds Cover / Live with Pearl Jam )

So you want to be a rock and roll star?
Then listen now to what I say.
Just get an electric guitar
Then take some time
And learn how to play.
And with your hair swung right,
And your pants too tight
It's gonna be all right.
Then it's time to go downtown
Where the agent man won't let you down.
Sell your soul to the company
Who are waiting there to sell plastic ware.
And in a week or two
If you make the charts
The girls'll tear you apart.
The price you paid for your riches and fame,
Was it all a strange game?
You're a little insane.
The money, the fame, and the public acclaim,
Don't forget who you are,
You're a rock and roll star

Strawberry fields forever

( The Beatles )

Let me take you down, 'cos I'm going to Strawberry Fields.
Nothing is real, and there's nothing to get hungabout.
Strawberry Fields forever.

Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.
It's getting hard to be someone but it all works out, it doesn't matter much to me.

Let me take you down, 'cos I'm going to Strawberry Fields.
Nothing is real, and there's nothing to get hungabout.
Strawberry Fields forever.

No one I think is in my tree, I mean it must be high or low.
That is you can't you know tune in but it's all right, that is I think it's not too bad.

Let me take you down, 'cos I'm going to Strawberry Fields.
Nothing is real, and there's nothing to get hungabout.
Strawberry Fields forever.

Always, no sometimes, think it's me, but you know I know when it's a dream.
I think I know I mean a "Yes" but it's all wrong, that is I think I disagree.

Let me take you down, 'cos I'm going to Strawberry Fields.
Nothing is real, and there's nothing to get hungabout.
Strawberry Fields forever.
Strawberry Fields forever.
Strawberry Fields forever.


Heal me, my darling
Heal me, my darling
Heal...
I can't wait for you to operate
Heal me, my darling
I can't wait for you to operate
My darling
Please--
Heal me, my darling
Heal me, my darling
I need you to
Heal me, my darling
I need you to
Heal me, my darling
Oh- won't you please
Heal me, my darling-
Oh- won't you just
Heal me, my darling

Superstition

( Stevie Wonder Cover )

Oh- very superstitious, writings on the wall.
Ooh- very superstitious, ladders 'bout to fall.
Thirteen month old baby, breaks the looking the glass.
Seven years of bad luck, with the good things in your past.

When you believe in the things that you don't understand, then you suffer.
Superstition is not the way.

Oh- very superstitious, that you wash your face and hands.
Ooh- very superstitious, do all that you can.
Keep me in a daydream, keep me going strong.
You don't wanna save me, sad is your song.

When you believe in the things that you don't understand, then you suffer.
Superstition is not the way.

Very superstitious, I got nothing more to say.
Oh- very superstitious, the devil's on his way.
Thirteen month old baby, breaks the looking the glass.
Seven years of bad luck, the good things in your past.

When you believe in the things that you don't understand, then you suffer.
Superstition is not the way.
When you believe in the things that you don't understand, then you suffer.

The drugs don't work

( Richard Ashcroft Cover / Life on Mars EP)

All this talk of getting old
It's getting me down my love
Like a cat in a bag waiting to drown
This time I'm coming down
And I know you're thinking of me
As you lay down on your side

Now the drugs don't work
They just make you worse
But I know I'll see your face again
Now the drugs don't work
They just make you worse
But I know I'll see your face again

But I know I'm on a losing streak
'Cause I passed down by old street
And if you wanna show, just let me know
And I'll sing in your ear again

Now the drugs don't work
They just make you worse
But I know I'll see your face again

So baby, Woh- if heaven calls, I'm coming too
Just like you said you leave my life, I'm better off dead

All this talk of getting old
It's getting me down my love
Like a cat in a bag, waiting to drown
This time I'm coming down

The drugs don't work
They just make you worse
But I know I'll see your face again

So baby, Woh- if heaven calls, I'm coming too
And like you said, you leave my life, I'm better off dead

But if you wanna show, just let me know
And now I'll sing in your ear again

Now the drugs don't work
They just make you worse
But now I know I'll see your face again
Yeah- I know I'll see your face again
Yeah- I know I'll see your face again
Oh- now
Yeah, I know I'll see your face again
Never coming down, Never coming down
No more, no more, no more, no more, no more, no more
Never coming down, never coming down
No more, no more, no more, no more, no more
Oh- now
Yeah, I know I'll see your face again

The modern world

( The Jam Cover )

This is the modern world
This is the modern world

What kind of fool do you think I am?
To think I know nothing of this modern world
All my life it's been the same
I've learnt to live by hate and pain
It's my inspiration drive
I've learnt more than you'll ever know
Even at school I felt quite sure
That one day I would be on top
Another dot upon the map
The teachers who said I be nothing!

This is the modern world that I've learnt about
This is the modern world we don't need no-one
To tell us whats right or wrong

Say what you like 'cause I don't care
I know where I am and going to
It's somewhere I won't preview
To have to explain myself to you
I don't give a damn about you if you

This is the modern world that I've learnt about
Yeah- this is the modern world we don't need no-one
To tell us whats right or wrong
This is, this is, this is, this is, this is
This is, this is
Yeah-
This is, this is, this is, this is, this is
This is, this is, this is
We don't need no-one
To tell us whats right or wrong
Ah
This is the modern world
This is the modern world

Tomorrow is a long time

( Bob Dylan cover / Live performance with Ellen Verdries, his mother )

If today was not an endless highway
If tonight was not a crooked trail
If tomorrow wasn't such a long time
Then lonesome would mean nothing to me at all

Only if my own true love was waitin'
And if I could hear his heart a-softly poundin'
Only if he was lying by me
Could I rest in my bed once again

I can't see my reflection in the water
I can't speak the sounds that know no pain
I can't hear the echo of my footsteps
Or can't remember the sound of my own name

Yes, and only if my own true love was waitin'
Yes, and if I could hear her heart a-softly poundin'

And only if my own true love was waitin'
And if I could hear his heart a-softly poundin'
Only if he was lying by me
Could I rest in my bed once again

There's beauty in the silver singing river
There's beauty in the sunrise in the sky
But none of these and nothing else can match the beauty
That I remember in my own true lover's eyes

And only if my own true love was waitin'
And if I could hear his heart a-softly poundin'
Only if he was lying by me
Could I rest in my bed once again
Could I rest in my bed once again

Voodoo child (slight return)

( Jimi Hendrix )

Well I stand up next to a mountain
I chop it down with the edge of my hand
Well I stand next to a mountain
I chop it down with the edge of my hand
I pick up all the tiny pieces and make an island
Might even raise just a little sand - Yeah

'Cause I'm a Voodoo Child
God knows I'm a Voodoo Child

I didn't mean to take up all your sweet time
I'll give it back one of these days
I said I hate to take up all your sweet time
I'll give it back one of these days
And if I don't see you no more in this world
I'll meet you on the next one
But don't be late
Don't be late

'Cause I'm a Voodoo Child
God knows I'm a Voodoo Child

Waiting for a miracle

( Bruce Coburn )

Look at them working in the hot sun
The pilloried saints and the fallen ones
Working and waiting for the night to come
And waiting for a miracle
Somewhere out there is a place that's cool
Where peace and balance are the rule
Working toward a future like some kind of mystic jewel
And waiting for a miracle
You rub your palm
On the grimy pane
In the hope that you can see
You stand up proud
You pretend you're strong
In the hope that you can be
Like the ones who've cried
Like the ones who've died
Trying to set the angel in us free
While they're waiting for a miracle
Struggle for a dollar, scuffle for a dime
Step out from the past and try to hold the line
So how come history takes such a long, long time
When you're waiting for a miracle
You rub your palm
On the grimy pane
In the hope that you can see
You stand up proud
You pretend you're strong
In the hope that you can be
Like the ones who've cried
Like the ones who've died
Trying to set the angel in us free

War

( Bob Marley Cover )

Until the philosophy which holds one race
Superior and another inferior
Is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned
Everywhere is war
War - War - Oh...

Until there is no longer first class
And second class citizens of any nation
I got to say War
Until the colour of a man's skin
Is of no more significance than the colour of his eyes
I got to say War

That until the basic human rights are equally
Guaranteed to all, without regard to race
I got to say War

And until that day of the dream of lasting peace
And world citizenship
And rule of international morality
Will remain in but a fleeting illusion
To be pursued, but never attained
Now everywhere is War
War - War... Oh...

Oh - Oh no more
War in the east and, war in the west
War up north, war down south
And war down south
War in the east, war in the west
War up north, war down south
Oh War - Oh war... No more war...

Oh - we got to use
We got to - We got to...

Of good over evil
Oh we know we shall win
We are confident in good over evil

You got to use your own....

Waymore's blues

( Waylon Jennings )

Well I woke up this morning it was drizzling rain
Around the curve called a passenger train
I heard somebody yodel and a hobo moan
Jimmy he's dead it's been a long time gone
Been a long time gone
A long time gone
If you want to get to heaven got to die
You got to put on your coat and tie
Want to get the rabbit out of the log
Gotta make a commotion like a dog
Like a dog
Like a dog
I gotta good woman what's the matter with me
What makes me want to love every woman I see
I was traveling when I met her now i'm traveling again
And every women she sees looks like a place I came in
Looks like a place I came in
Place I came in
I got my name painted on my shirt
I ain't no ordinary dude,i don't have to work
I don't have to work

Whole Lotta love

( Led Zeppelin Cover / Life on Mars EP)

You need cooling baby, I'm not foolin'
I'm gonna say it, yeh! Go back to schoolin'
Way down inside honey, you need it

I'm gonna give you my love
I'm gonna give you my love
Wanna Whole Lotta Love?
Wanna Whole Lotta Love?
Wanna Whole Lotta Love?

You've been learning baby, I mean learnin'
All them good times I've been yearnin'
Way, way down inside honey, you need it

I'm gonna give you my love,
I'm gonna give you my love.
Wanna Whole Lotta Love?
Wanna Whole Lotta Love?
Wanna Whole Lotta Love?
Wanna Whole Lotta Love?

Now, you've been coolin', baby, I've been droolin'
All the good times I've been misusin'
Way, way down inside, baby, you need it
I'm gonna give you my love
Gonna give you my love
Wanna Whole Lotta Love?
Wanna Whole Lotta Love?
Wanna Whole Lotta Love?
Wanna Whole Lotta Love?

Way, way down inside, woman
Way down inside, woman
Gonna give you my love
Gonna give you my love

You can't blame the youth

( Bob Marley )

Your teacher used to learn in school how a cow flies over the moon.
Your teacher used to learn in school how a dish runs away with a spoon.
So.
You can't blame the youth.
And you can't fool the youth.
You can't blame the youth of today.

You teacher used teach about Christopher Colombus and you said he was a very great man.
You used to teach about Marco Polo and you said he was a very great man.
So.
You can't blame the youth.
And you can't fool the youth.
You can't blame the youth of today.

When every Christmas comes around you buy the youth a fancy toy --.
When every Christmas comes around you buy the youth a fancy toy --.
So.
You can't blame the youth.
And you can't fool the youth.
You can't blame the youth, not at all.

Your teacher used teach about Pirate Hawkins and you said he was a very great man.
Your teacher used teach about Pirate Morgan and you said he was a great man.
You teacher used teach about Christopher Colombus and you said he was a very great man.
You teacher used teach about Marco Polo, you said he was a very great man.
So.
You can't blame the youth.
You can't fool the youth.
You can't blame the youth --.
You can't blame the youth.
And you can't fool the youth.
Oh, you can't blame the youth of today.
Oh, not at all.
The youth.
The youth.

Zimbabwe

( Bob Marley / Live performance with Michael Franti '94 )

Every man gotta right
To decide his own destiny
And in this judgment
There is no partiality
So arm in arms, with arms
We will fight this little struggle
'Cause that's the only way
We can overcome our little trouble

Brother you're right, you're right
You're right, you're right, you're so right
We gonna fight, we'll have to fight
We gonna fight, fight for our rights

Natty dread it ina Zimbabwe
Set it up ina Zimbabwe
Mash it up ina Zimbabwe
Africans a liberate Zimbabwe

No more internal power struggle
We come together, to overcome
The little trouble
Soon we will find out
Who is the real revolutionary
'Cause I don't want my people
To be contrary

Brothers you're right, you're right
You're right, you're right, you're so right

We'll have to fight, we gonna fight
We'll have to fight, fighting for our rights

Mash it up ina Zimbabwe
Natty trash it ina Zimbabwe
I and I a liberate Zimbabwe

Brother you're right, you're right
You're right, you're right, you're so right

We gonna fight, we'll have to fight
We gonna fight, fighting for our rights

To divide and rule
Could only tear us apart
In everyman chest
There beats a heart
So soon we'll find out
Who is the real revolutionaries
And I don't want my people
To be tricked by mercenaries

Brother you're right, you're right
You're right, you're right, you're so right
We gonna fight, we'll have to fight
We gonna fight, fighting for our rights

Natty trash it ina Zimbabwe
Mash it up ina Zimbabwe
Set it up ina Zimbabwe
Africans a liberate Zimbabwe
Africans a liberate Zimbabwe
Natty dub it ina Zimbabwe
Set it up ina Zimbabwe
Africans a liberate Zimbabwe
Every man got a right
To decide his own destiny

 

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