B i o g r a p h y
 (by Zac Johnson)

Sultry vocalist and pianist Norah Jones developed her unique blend of jazz and traditional vocal pop with hints of bluesy country and contemporary folk due in large part to her unique upbringing. Born March 30, 1979, in New York City, the daughter of Ravi Shankar quietly grew up in Texas with her mother. While she always found the music of Billie Holiday and Bill Evans both intriguing and comforting, she didn't really explore jazz until attending Dallas' Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. During high school, Jones won the Down Beat Student Music Awards for Best Jazz Vocalist and Best Original Composition in 1996, and earned a second Best Jazz Vocalist award in 1997. Putting her vocal talents on the back burner, Jones worked toward earning a degree in jazz piano at the University of North Texas for two years before accepting a friend's offer of a summer sublet in Greenwich Village during the summer of 1999. Although she fully intended to return to college that fall, the lure of the folk coffeehouses and jazz clubs proved too strong and she soon became inspired to write her own songs. Jones appeared regularly with the trip-hop-electronica band Wax Poetic and assembled her own group around songwriters Jesse Harris (guitar) and Lee Alexander (bass), with Dan Rieser on drums. In October of 2000, the group recorded a handful of demos for Blue Note Records and on the strength of these recordings, Jones signed to the jazz label in early 2001. Following an appearance on Charlie Hunter's Songs From the Analog Playground, Jones spent much of 2001 performing live with Hunter's group and working on material for her debut. Come Away With Me, recorded by Craig Street (Cassandra Wilson, Manhattan Transfer, k.d. lang) and legendary producer Arif Mardin (Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield, the Bee Gees), was released in early 2002 and garnered much public attention. The combination of her striking beauty and the fact that she was the daughter of an internationally renowned musician placed Jones in the awkward position of defending her music from those who dismissed her as another pretty face (the same argument used by those opposed to Diana Krall) and/or another riding the coattails of her musical royal heritage (see Natalie Cole, Miki Coltrane, Corey Parker). Although not by any stretch a "jazz" album (the label chose to call it "jazz-informed"), it featured jazz guitarist Bill Frisell and session drummer Brian Blade, and indicated a new direction for Blue Note combining jazz aesthetics and talent with a pop sensibility. Come Away With Me eventually went multi-platinum, selling 18 million copies worldwide and winning Jones eight Grammy awards. In 2004, Jones released her highly anticipated follow-up album, Feels Like Home. Pairing once again with producer Arif Mardin, Jones pursued a similar approach to Come Away With Me, mixing '70s singer/songwriter-style tracks with blues, country, and her own mellow take on piano jazz.



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Come away with me
- 2002 -

Don't Know Why
Seven Years
Cold Cold Heart
Feelin' The Same Way
Come Away With Me
Shoot The Moon
Turn Me On
Lonestar
I've Got To See You Again
Painter Song
One Flight Down
Nightingale
The Long Day Is Over
The Nearness Of You


New York City
- 2003 - Peter Malick

New York City
Strange Transmissions
Deceptively yours
All your love
Heart of mine
Things you don't have to do
New York city
(Radio edit)


Feels like home
- 2004 -

Sunrise
What Am I To You ?
Those Sweet Words
Carnival Town
In The Morning
Be Here To Love Me
Creepin' In
Toes
Humble Me
Above Ground
The Long Way Home
The Prettiest Thing
Don't Miss You At All


Not too late
- 2007-01-30 -

Wish I Could
Sinkin' Soon
The Sun Doesn't Like You
Until The End
Not My Friend
Thinking About You
Broken
My Dear Country
Wake Me Up
Be My Somebody
Little Room
Rosie's Lullaby
Not Too Late


El Madmo
- 2008-05-20 - El Madmo CD

Carlo!
Head in a Vise
Vampire Guy
Girl Gone Wild
Sweet Adrenaline
Attack of the Rock People
The Best Part
Fantasy Guy
I Like It Low
Scary Lady
Nonny Goat Mon
Rock Yer Balls Off

 

The Fall
- 2009-11-17 -

Chasing Pirates
Even Though
Light As a Feather
Young Blood
Wouldn't Need You
Waiting
It's Gonna Be
You've Ruined Me
Back To Manhattan
Stuck
December
Tell Yer Mama
Man Of The Hour

 

...Featuring Norah Jones
- 2010-11-16 -

Love Me
Virginia Moon
Turn Them
Baby It's Cold Outside
Bull Rider
Ruler Of My Heart
The Best Part
Take Off Your Cool
Life Is Better
Soon The New Day
Little Lou, Prophet Jack, Ugly John
Here We Go Again
Loretta
Dear John
Creepin' In
Court & Spark
More Than This
Blue Bayou
 

For the Good Times
- 2012-01-06 - The Little Willies CD

I Worship You
Remember Me
Diesel Smoke, Dangerous Curves
Lovesick Blues
Tommy Rockwood
Fist City
Permanently Lonely
Foul Owl On The Prowl
Wide Open Road
For The Good Times
If You've Got The Money I've Got The Time
Jolene
Little Broken Hearts
- 2012-05-01 -

Good Morning
Say Goodbye
Little Broken Hearts
She's 22
Take It Back
After The Fall
4 Broken Hearts
Travelin' On
Out On The Road
Happy Pills
Miriam
All A Dream
I Don't Wanna Hear Another Sound
(Bonus Track)
 
Covers
- 2012-12-31 -

Sleepless Nights
Iíll Be Your Baby Tonight
Jesus, Etc.
Sweet Dreams
Cry! Cry! Cry!
Picture in a Frame
Hands on the Wheel
She
My Blue Heaven
Peace

 

Foreverly
- 2013-11-25 - with Billie Joe Armstrong

Roving Gambler
Long Time Gone
Lightning Express
Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine
Down In The Willow Garden
Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet
Oh So Many Years
Barbara Allen
Rockin' Alone (In An Old Rockin' Chair)
I'm Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail
Kentucky
Put My Little Shoes Away
 

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Come away with me

Don't know why

I waited 'til I saw the sun
I don't know why I didn't come
I left you by the house of fun
I don't know why I didn't come
I don't know why I didn't come

When I saw the break of day
I wished that I could fly away
Instead of kneeling in the sand
Catching teardrops in my hand

My heart is drenched in wine
But you'll be on my mind
Forever

Out across the endless sea
I would die in ecstasy
But I'll be a bag of bones
Driving down the road alone

My heart is drenched in wine
But you'll be on my mind
Forever

Something has to make you run
I don't know why I didn't come
I feel as empty as a drum
I don't know why I didn't come
I don't know why I didn't come

Seven Years

Spinning, laughing, dancing to
her favorite song
A little girl with nothing wrong
Is all alone

Eyes wide open
Always hoping for the sun
And she'll sing her song to anyone
that comes along

Fragile as a leaf in autumn
Just fallin to the ground
Without a sound

Crooked little smile on her face
Tells a tale of grace
Thats all her own

Spinning, laughing, dancing to her
favorite song
A little girl with nothing wrong
And she's all alone.

Cold cold heart

I've tried so hard, my dear, to show that you're my every dream
Yet you're afraid each thing I do is just some evil scheme
A memory from your lonesome past keeps us so far apart
Why can't I free your doubtful mind and melt your cold cold heart?

Another love before my time made your heart sad and blue
And so my heart is payin' now for things I didn't do
In anger, unkind words I say that make the teardrops start
Why can't I free your doubtful mind and melt your cold cold heart?

There was a time where I believed that you belonged to me
But now I know your heart is shackled to a memory
The more I learn to care for you, the more we drift apart
Why can't I free your doubtful mind and melt your cold cold heart?

*** Thanx a lot to Arne who corrected a mistake ***

Feelin' the same way

The sun just slipped its note below my door
And I can't hide beneath my sheets
I've read the words before so now I know
The time has come again for me

And I'm feelin' the same way all over again
Feelin' the same way all over again
Singin' the same lines all over again
No matter how much I pretend

Another day that I can't find my head
My feet don't look like they're my own
I'll try and find the floor below to stand
And I hope I reach it once again

And I'm feelin' the same way...

So many times I wonder where I've gone
And how I found my way back in
I look around awhile for something lost
Maybe I'll find it in the end

And I'm feelin' the same way...

Come away with me

Come away with me in the night
Come away with me
And I will write you a song

Come away with me on a bus
Come away where they cant tempt us
With their lies

I want to walk with you
On a cloudy day
In fields where the yellow grass grows
knee-high
So wont you try to come

Come away with me and we'll kiss
On a mountaintop
Come away with me
And i'll never stop loving you

And I want to wake up with the rain
Falling on a tin roof
While I'm safe there in your arms
So all I ask is for you
To come away with me in the night
Come away with me

Shoot the moon

The summer days are gone too soon
You shoot the moon
And miss completely
And now you're left to face the gloom
The empty room that once smelled sweetly
Of all the flowers you plucked if only
You knew the reason
Why you had to each be lonely
Was it just the season?

Now the fall is here again
You cant begin to give in
Its all over

When the snows come rolling though
You're rolling too with some new lover
Will you think of times you've told me
That you knew the reason
Why we had to each be lonely
It was just the season

Turn me on

Like a flower
Waiting to bloom
Like a lightbulb
In a dark room
Im just sittin here waiting for you
To come on home and turn me on

Like the desert waiting for the rain
Like a school kid waiting for the spring
Im just sitting here waiting for you
To come on home and turn me on

My poor heart
Its been so dark
Since youve been gone
After all your the one who turns me off
You're the only one who can turn me back on

My hi-fi is waiting for a new tune
My glass is waiting for some fresh ice cubes
I'm just sitting here waiting for you
To come on home and turn me on
Turn me on

*** Thanx a lot to Esther for this one ***

Lonestar

Lonestar where are you out tonight?
This feeling I'm trying to fight
It's dark and I think that I would give anything
For you to shine down on me

How far you are I just don't know
The distance I'm willing to go
I pick up a stone that I cast to the sky
Hoping for some kind of sign

I've got to see you

Lines on your face don't bother me
Down in my chair when you dance over me
I can't help myself
I've got to see you again

Late in the night when I'm all alone
And I look at the clock and I know you're not home
I can't help myself
I've got to see you again
I could almost go there
Just to watch you be seen
I could almost go there
Just to live in a dream

But no I won't go for any of those things
To not touch your skin is not why I sing
I can't help myself
I've got to see you again

I could almost go there...

No I won't go to share you with them
But oh even though I know where
You've been
I can't help myself
I've got to see you again

Painter song

If I were a painter
I would paint my reverie
If that's the only way for you to be with me

We'd be there together
Just like we used to be
Underneath the swirling skies for all to see

And I'm dreaming of a place
Where I could see your face
And I think my brush would take me there
But only...

If I were a painter
And could paint a memory
I'd climb inside the swirling skies to be with you
I'd climb inside the skies to be with you

One flight down

One flight down
There's a song on low
And your mind just picked up on the sound
Now you know you're wrong
Because it drifts like smoke
And it's been there playing all along
Now you know
Now you know

The reeds and brass have been weaving
Leading into a single note

In this place
Where your arms unfold
Here at last you see your ancient face
Now you know
Now you know

The cadence rolls in broken
Plays it over and then goes

One flight down
There's a song on low
And it's been there playing all along
Now you know
Now you know

Nightingale

Nightingale
Sing us a song
Of a love that once belonged
Nightingale
Tell me your tale
Was your journey far too long?

Does it seem like I'm looking for an answer
To a question I can't ask
I don't know which way the feather falls
Or if I should blow it to the left

All the voices that are spinnin' around me
Trying to tell me what to say
Can I fly right behind you
And you can take me away

The long day is over

Feeling tired
By the fire
The long day is over

The wind is gone
Asleep at dawn
The embers burn on

With no reprise
The sun will rise
The long day is over

The nearness of you

It's not the pale moon that excites me
That thrills and delights me, oh no
It's just the nearness of you

It isn't your sweet conversation
That brings this sensation, oh no
It's just the nearness of you

When you're in my arms and I feel you so close to me
All my wildest dreams come true

I need no soft lights to enchant me
If you'll only grant me the right
To hold you ever so tight
And to feel in the night the nearness of you

New York City

( Peter Malick Group )

New York City

I can't remember what I planned tomorrow
I can't remember when it's time to go
When I look in the mirror
Tracing lines with a pencil
I remember what came before

I wanted to think there was endless love
Until I saw the light dim in your eyes
In the dead of the night I found out
Sometimes there's love that won't survive

New York City
Such a beautiful disease
New York City
Such a beautiful,
Such a beautiful disease

Laura kept all her disappointments
Locked up in a box behind her closet door
She pulled the blinds and listened to the thunder
With no way out from the family store

We all told her things could get better
When you just say goodbye
I'll lay awake one more night
Caught in a vision I want to deny

And did I mention the note that I found
Taped to my locked front door
It talked about no regrets
As it slipped from my hand to the scuffed tile floor

I rode the train for hours on end
And watched the people pass me by
It could be that it has no end
Just an action junkie's lullaby

New York City

We were full of the stuff that every dream rested
As if floating on a lumpy pillow sky
Caught up in the whole illusion
That dreams never pass us by
Came to a tattoed conclusion
That the big one was knocking on the door
What started as a mass delusion
Would take me far from the place I adore

New York City

Strange Transmissions

I believe, you say
Don't think, we stay
Drawn through the ebb
Lost in the flower

Beneath my breath, I confess
My world, loved less
The devil held the proof for me to know

I could only fight for the longest while
But with the truth out baby
I belong to you

I stoop, to find
My place, entwined
I took it to the bottom one more time

I could only fight for the longest while
But with the truth out baby
I belong to you

I could trip and I want you to know
Very time I think that I think I should go
I receive strange transmissions

Deceptively yours

I couldn't make a change
I might have known you had found
Another love
I sat at home all night
Bask in the lonely pale
Of my bedstand light

But through a tear in a curtain
In a cheap motel
I saw with jealous eyes
You made the call to lie
Deceptively yours

I saw a black cloud
I didn't hear a sound
Only the shell on the ground
There was a scream somewhere
And in the thick night air
I put the pedal down
As the sirens wailed
And I sat alone and prayed
Not knowing what was to come

But through a tear in a curtain
In a cheap motel
I saw with jealous eyes
You made the call to lie
Deceptively yours

I tried not to believe
Teh scene that I could see
It felt like days passez by
Before I truend away
I felt a dizzy sway
And the gun in my hand
Stood before a judge

He cleared his throat to say
"I won't give you no bail"
Schackled with chains or love
I knew that I had bought
My own coffin nails

I hear your sweet voice calling out my name
As I stare from a six foot cell
And from beyond I heard the words
Deceptively yours

All your love

All of your love, baby, can it be mine
All of your love, baby, can it be mine
I'll hate to be the one, the one that you left behind

All of your love, baby, don't you fool around
All of your love, baby, don't fool around
Love is a one thing, baby, that you won't find on the ground

All of your love, I've got to have it one of these days
All of your love, I've got to have it one day
Don't you leave me sweet baby, please come one back this way
Come on back this way

Give me all your love
Give it to me right now
All your love
Don't mess around with my love

Heart of mine

Heart of mine,
Be still
You can play with fire,
But you'll get the bill
Don't let him know
Don't let him know that you love him
Oh, don't be a fool, don't be blind
Heart of mine

Heart of mine,
Go back home
You've got no reason to wander
No reason to roam
Don't let him see
Don't let him see that you need him
Oh, don't push yourself over the line
Heart of mine

Heart of mine,
Go back where you been
The only trouble with you
Is if you let him in
Donít let him hear
Don't let him hear where you're goin'
Oh, I'm tired of ties that bind
Heart of mine

Heart of mine,
So malicious and so full of guile
I give you an inch
And you take a mile
Don't let yourself fall
Don't let yourself stumble
Oh, do the time, don't do the crime
Heart of mine

Heart of mineÖ

Oh, oh, ohÖ

Heart of mineÖ

Things you don't have to do

I walk down the diamond studded concrete canyon
Nobody looked me in the eye
Tried to fly to the moon
Only made it to the sky
I was looking, looking for
I couldn't find a friend
Searching for a clear connection
Without a digital send

Ain't it just a little scary sometimes
To find the lies that you know to be true
I'll find you smiling about
Things you don't have to do

Bill doesn't call me anymore
I hear he's found religion
Big haired blonde apprentice beautician
And all the words and gesticulations that came before
Don't seem to mean a thing
You can feel fine to drop a dime
If you're ever hanging by a string

Ain't it just a little scary sometimes
To find the lies that you know to be true
I'll find you smiling about
Things you don't have to do

I hear voices crying out
Echoes on the boulevard
Contentious rambling incantations
Of some senile bard
There's too much going on around here
To keep my head from spinning
And this constant acceleration
Blurs any ties to the beginning

Ain't it just a little scary sometimes
To find the lies that you know to be true
I'll find you smiling about
Things you don't have to do

Feels like home

*** Thanx a lot to Lukasz for these lyrics ***

Sunrise

Sunrise, sunrise
Looks like morning in your eyes
But the clock's held 9:15 for hours

Sunrise, sunrise
Couldn't tempt us if it tried
'Cause the afternoon's already come and gone

And I say hooooo, oooooo, oooooo, oooooo
hooooo, oooooo, oooooo, oooooo
hooooo, oooooo, oooooo, oooooo
Do you?

Surprise, surprise
Couldn't find it in your eyes
But I'm sure it's written all over my face

Surprise, surprise
Never something I could hide
When I see we made it through another day

And I say hooooo, oooooo, oooooo, oooooo
hooooo, oooooo, oooooo, oooooo
hooooo, oooooo, oooooo, oooooo
Do you?

And now the night
Will throw its cover down
mmmmm, on me again
Ooooh, and if I'm right
It's the only way to bring me back

hooooo, oooooo, oooooo, oooooo
hooooo, oooooo, oooooo, oooooo
hooooo, oooooo, oooooo, oooooo
Do you?

hooooo, oooooo, oooooo, oooooo
hooooo, oooooo, oooooo, oooooo
hooooo, oooooo, oooooo, oooooo
Do you?

What am I to You

What am I to you
Tell me darling true
To me you are the sea
Fast as you can be
And deep the shade of blue

When you're feeling low
To whom else do you go
See I cry if you hurt
I'd give you my last shirt
Because I love you so

If my sky should fall
Would you even call
Opened up my heart
I never want to part
I'm giving you the ball

When I look in your eyes
I can feel the butterflies
I love you when you're blue
Tell me darlin' true
What am I to you

Yeah well if my sky should fall
Would you even call
Opened up my heart
Never wanna part
I'm giving you the ball

When I look in your eyes
I can feel the butterflies
Could you find a love in me
Could you carve me in a tree
Don't fill my heart with lies

I will you love when you're blue
Tell me darlin' true
What am I to you
What am I to you
What am I to you

What did You say

What did you say
I know I saw you saying it
My ears won't stop ringing
Long enough to hear
Those sweet words
What did you say

And now the day
The hour hand has spun
Before the night is done
I just have to hear
Those sweet words
Spoken like a melody

All your love
Is a lost balloon
Rising up through the afternoon
'Til it could fit on the head of a pin

Come on in
Did you have a hard time sleeping
'Cause a heavy moon was keeping you awake
And all I know is I'm just glad to see you again

See my love
Like a lost balloon
Rising up through the afternoon
And then you appear

What did you say
I know I saw you saying it
My ears won't stop ringing
Long enough to hear
Those sweet words
And your simple melody

I just have to hear
Your sweet words
Spoken like a melody
I just wanna hear
Those sweet words

Carnival Town

Round 'n' round
carousel
has got you under it's spell
moving so fast ... but
going nowhere

Up 'n' down
ferris wheel
tell me how does it feel
to be so high ...
looking down here

Is it lonely ?
lonely
lonely

Did the clown
make you smile
he was only your fool for a while
now he's gone back home
and left you wandering there

Is it lonely ?
lonely
lonely

In the morning

I can't stop myself from callin'
Callin' out your name
I can't stop myself from fallin'
Fallin' back again

In the mornin'
Baby in the afternoon

Dark like the shady corners
Inside a violin
Hot like to burn my lips
I know I can't win

In the mornin'
Baby in the afternoon

I tried to quit you but I'm too weak
Wakin' up without you I can hardly speak at all

My girlfriend tried to help me
To get you off my mind
She tried a little tea and sympathy
To get me to unwind

In the mornin'
Baby in the afternoon

Funny how my favorite shirt
Smells more like you than me
Bitter traces left behind
Stains no one can see

In the mornin'
Baby in the afternoon

You're gonna put me in an early grave
I know I'm your slave whenever you call

I can't stop myself from callin'
Callin' out your name
I can't stop myself from fallin'
Fallin' back again

Fallin' back again
Fallin' back again
Fallin' back again
Fallin' back again

Be here to love Me

Your eyes seek conclusion in all this confusion of mine
Though you and I both know it's only the warm glow of wine
That's got you to feeling this way, but I don't care,
I want you to stay
and hold me and tell me you'll be here to love me today

Children are dancin', the gamblers are chancin' their all
The window's accusing the door of abusing the wall
But who cares what the night watchmen say
The stage has been set for the play
Hold me and tell me you'll be here to love me today

The moon's come and gone but a few stars hang on on to the sky
The wind's runnin' free but it ain't up to me ask why
The poets are demanding their pay
They've left me with nothin' to say
'cept hold me and tell me you'll be here to love me today
Just hold me and tell me that you'll be here to love me today

Creepin' In

There's a big ol' hole
That's gone right through the sole
Of this old shoe
And the water on the ground
Ain't got no place else it found
So it's only got one thing left to do

Creep on in
Creep on in
And once it has begun
Won't stop until it's done
Sneaking in

There's a silver moon
That came just a little soon
For me to bare
Shines brightly on my bed
And the shadows overhead
Won't let me sleep as long as they're there

Creep on in
Creep on in
And once it has begun
Won't stop until it's done
Sneaking in

There's a big ol' hole
That goes right through my sole
And that ain't nothin' new
So long as you're around
And got no place else you've found
There's only one thing left to do

Creep on in
Creep on in
And once you have begun
Don't stop until you're done
Sneaking in

Toes

The current is strong from what I've heard
It'll wisk you down the stream
But there never seems to be much time

My toes just touched the water
My toes just touched the water

Daydreamed on the bank again
I was swimming with the fish
And I thought this time that it may be true

(But) My toes just touched the water
My toes just touched the water
My toes just touched the water

Walked a mile just to find the edge
Some place low enough to step right in
Now I'm here and I can't begin - to move

Walked a mile just to find the edge
Some place low enough to step right in
Now I'm here and I can't begin - to move

The spoiled sun up over there
It always has to have its way
And I know that the river's there to shelter me

My toes just touched the water
My toes just touched the water

Humble me

Went out on a limb
Gone too far
Broken down at the side of the road
Stranded at the outskirts and sun's creepin' up

Baby's in the backseat
Still fast asleep
Dreamin' of better days
I don't want to call you but you're all I have to turn to

What do you say
When it's all gone away ?
Baby I didn't mean to hurt you
Truth spoke in whispers will tear you apart
No matter how hard you resist it
It never rains when you want it to

You humble me Lord
Humble me Lord
I'm on my knees empty
You humble me Lord
You humble me Lord
Please, please, please forgive me

Baby Teresa got your eyes
I see you all the time
When she asks about her daddy
I never know what to say

Heard you kicked the bottle
And helped to build the church
You carry an honest wage
Is it true you have somebody keeping you company ?

What do you say
When it's all gone away ?
Baby I didn't mean to hurt you
Truth spoke in whispers will tear you apart
No matter how hard you resist it
It never rains when I want it to

You humble me Lord
Humble me Lord
I'm on my knees empty
You humble me Lord
You humble me Lord
Please, please, please forgive me

Above ground

Underground I'm waiting
Just below the crowded avenue
Watchin' red lights fading out of view

Oh the air feels heavy
Everything just passes by
And I think that I'm a little shy

Meet me outside above ground
I see you on your way
I'll be with you someday, someday

Drawing lines above my head
But the fan keeps spinning over me
Just my thoughts to keep me company

Now I know I'm ready
Pour the night into a glass
Can I sip it slow and make it last?

Meet me outside above ground
I see you on your way
I'll be with you someday, someday

Meet me outside above ground
I see you on your way
I'll be with you someday, someday

The long way home

Well I stumbled in the darkness
I'm lost and alone
Though I said I'd go before us
And show the way back home
There a light up ahead
I can't hold onto her arm
Forgive me pretty baby but I always take the long way home

Money's just something you throw
Off the back of a train
Got a handful of lightening
A hat full of rain
And I know that I said
I'd never do it again
And I love you pretty baby but I always take the long way home

I put food on the table
And roof overhead
But I'd trade it all tomorrow
For The highway instead
Watch your back if I should tell you
Loves the only thing I've ever known
One thing for sure pretty baby I always take the long way home

You know I love you baby
More than the whole wide world
You are my woman
I know you are my pearl
Let's go out past the party lights
We can finally be alone
Come with me and we can take the long way home
Come with me, together we can take the long way home
Come with me, together we can take the long way home

The prettiest thing

The prettiest thing
I ever did see
Was lightning from the top of a cloud
Moving through the dark a million miles an hour
With somewhere to be

So why does it seem
Like a picture
Hanging up on someone else's wall
Lately I just haven't been myself at all
It's heavy on my mind

I'm dreamin' again
Like I've always been
And way down low
I know

The prettiest thing
I ever did see
Was dusty as the handle on the door
Rusty as a nail stuck in the old pine floor
Looks like home to me

I'm dreamin' again
Like I've always been
And way down low
I'm thinkin' of the prettiest thing

Don't miss You at all

Donít Miss You At All

As I sit and watch the snow fallin' down
I don't miss you at all
I hear children playin', laughin' so loud
I don't think of your smile
So if you never come to me
You'll stay a distant memory

Out my window, I see lights going dark
Your dark eyes don't haunt me
And then I wonder who I am
Without the warm touch of your hand

And then I wonder who I am
Without the warm touch of your hand

As I sit and watch the snow fallin' down
I don't miss you at all
I don't miss you at all
I don't miss you at all

Not too Late

Wish I Could

We met in a place I used to go
Now I just walk by it for show
Can't bear to go in without you know
Wish I could
Wish I could

But Annie is standing in the door
With a look on her face I can't just ignore
She tells me that her heart is sore
And pulls me in
She pulls me in

She says "love in the time of war is not fair"
"He was my man but they didn't care"
"Sent him far away from here"
"No goodbye"
"No goodbye"

I don't tell her that I once loved you too
Or about all the things we used to do
I kiss her hair and think of you
Walking down
The road you found

We met in a place I used to go
Now I only walk by it slow
Can't bear to go in without you know
Wish I could
Wish I could
Wish I could
Wish I could

Sinkin' Soon

We're an oyster cracker on the stew
And the honey in the tea
We're the sugar cubes, one lump or two
In the black coffee
The golden crust on an apple pie
That shines in the sun at noon
We're a wheel of cheese high in the sky
But we're gonna be sinkin' soon

In a boat that's built of sticks and hay
We drifted from the shore
With a captain who's too proud to say
That he dropped the oar
Now a tiny hole has sprung a leak
In this cheap pontoon
Now the hull has started growing weak
And we're gonna be sinkin' soon

We're gonna be
Sinkin' soon
We're gonna be
Sinkin' soon
Everybody hold your breath 'cause
We're gonna be sinkin' soon

We're gonna be
Sinkin' soon
We're gonna be
Sinkin' soon
Everybody hold your breath 'cause
Down and down we go

Like the oyster cracker on the stew
The honey in the tea
The sugar cubes, one lump or two
No thank you none for me
We're the golden crust on an apple pie
That shines in the sun at noon
Like the wheel of cheese high in the sky
Well... we're gonna be sinkin' soon

The Sun Doesn't Like You

The sun doesn't like you, you always get burned
Stay in the shade and watch the world turn
Better find a new place to lay on the ground
Can't stay where you are or you're gonna be found

And time won't pass you by
And I won't tell you lies

So tonight... we can build a fire
In the open field past the razor wire
Sneak by the dogs when they go to sleep
Bring part of yourself that you'll let me keep

'cause time won't pass us by
And I won't tell you lies
Someday I will ask you why... but not now

And time won't pass us by
And you won't tell me lies
Someday we all have to die... but not now

Until The End

You've got a famous last name
But you're not to blame
Baby I see you for who you are

A one time apple queen
And a one time tramp
And an old time movie star

You're a shell picker
Of the pickiest kind
But you always find the ones to keep

And in or out of bed
You keep you're head wide open
'cause ya don't only dream when you're asleep

Like a child
You remember
But I forget
All my dreams

I used to think
That someday I'd relax a little
And be more like you

Then I realized
How silly that thought was
Needed to stand in my own shoes

And from over here
I can see you cry
Don't even try
To pretend

'Cause he's hurt you
So many times
Baby don't go back again

Like a child, you forget
But I remember everything
And every sting

And through all the games
We'll both stay the same
As we've always been
Through the fat and thin
Until the end
Until the end

Not My Friend

Help me breathe
Help me believe
You seem really glad that I am sad

You are not my friend
I cannot pretend that you are

You made it sting
Your voice is ringing
Just like the boys who laughed at me in school

You are not my friend
I cannot pretend anymore

You found a place
No one should ever go

I'll be ok
'Cause when I back away
I'm gonna keep the handle of your gun in sight

Thinking About You

Yesterday I saw the sun shinin'
And the leaves were fallin' down softly
My cold hands needed a warm, warm touch
And I was thinkin' about you

Here I am lookin' for signs of leaving
You hold my hand, but do you really need me
I guess it's time for me to let you go
And I've been thinkin' about you
I've been thinkin' about you

When you sail across the ocean waters
And you reach the other side safely
Could you smile a little smile for me
'cause I'll be thinkin' about you
I'll be thinkin' about you
I'll be thinkin' about you
I'll be thinkin' about you

Broken

He's got a broken voice and a twisted smile
Guess he's been that way for quite awhile
Got blood on his shoes and mud on his brim
Did he do it to himself or was it done to him

People think he don't look well
But all he needs from what I can tell
Is someone to help wash away all the paint
From his purple hands before it gets too late

I saw him stand alone
Under a broke street light
So sincere
Singing silent night
But the trees were full
And the grass was green
It was the sweetest thing I had ever seen

He may move slow
But that don't mean he's going nowhere
He may be moving slow
But that don't mean he's going nowhere

My Dear Country

'Twas Halloween and the ghosts were out
And everywhere they'd go, they shout
And though I covered my eyes I knew
They'd go away

But fear's the only thing I saw
And three days later 'twas clear to all
That nothing is as scary as election day

But the day after is darker
And darker and darker it goes
Who knows, maybe the plans will change
Who knows, maybe he's not deranged

The news men know what they know, but they
Know even less than what they say
And I don't know who I can trust
For they come what may

'Cause we believed in our candidate
But even more it's the one we hate
I needed someone I could shake
On election day

But the day after is darker
And deeper and deeper we go
Who knows, maybe it's all a dream
Who knows if I'll wake up and scream

I love the things that you've given me
I cherish you my dear country
But sometimes I don't understand
The way we play

I love the things that you've given me
And most of all that I am free
To have a song that I can sing
On election day

Wake Me Up

Wake me up when it's over
Wake me up when it's done
When he's gone away and taken everything
Wake me up

Wake me up when the skies are clearing
When the water is still
'cause I will not watch the ships sail away so
Please say you will

If it were any other day
This wouldn't get the best of me

But today I'm not so strong
So lay me down with a sad song
And when it stops then you know I've been
Gone too long

But don't shake me awake
Don't bend me or I will break
Come find me somewhere between my dreams
With the sun on my face

I will still feel it later on
But for now I'd rather be asleep

Be My Somebody

I'm too foggy today
To know what you're sayin'
Your lips are moving so fast
And I just keep praying
For them to slow down
So I can make some sense
Of the words that are pouring out
Of your crooked spout

Last night was a record to be broken
It broke all over the kitchen floor
Oh no don't you go
I'm coming back with a rag
To wipe away the haze from the days
We've forgotten all about

So be my somebody tonight
Be the one who'll hold me tight
Honey, please, please
Cuz I've been so all alone
And no one will pick up the phone
So honey, please stay

I held your head up, do you remember
When you wanted to make a blanket outta me
Oh I can't lie Ö I been keeping score
And it's your turn to wring me out
And lay me down to dry

So be my somebody tonight
Be the one who'll hold me tight
Honey, please, please
Cuz I've been so all alone
And no one will pick up the phone
So honey, please stay
Honey, please stay
Honey, please stay

Little Room

You and me and
Me and you
In my little room
There's room enough for us to do
The things we like to do

Oops, I hit my elbow on the doorknob
Its right there
It's by the bed next to my head
But I don't even care

There's stars up on the wall
And they all glow in the dark
And we can hear the children playing
Outside in the park

There's bars on the window
And if there were a fire
We'd burn up for sure
But that's just fine by me 'cause
We would be together ever more

In this little room
In the big city we're so far
From the people that we knew in
My big ol' blue car

But if we stick together
Then I know we'll be ok
'cause when it gets too cold outside
This room is where we'll stay

Rosie's Lullaby

She walked by the ocean
And waited for a star
To carry her away

Feelin' so small
At the bottom of the world
Lookin' up to God

She tries to take deep breaths
To smell the salty sea
As it moves over her feet

The water pulls so strong
And no-one is around
And the moon is looking down

Sayin'
Rosie - come with me
Close your eyes and dream

The big ships are rollin'
And lightin' up the night
And she calls out
But they just her pass by

The waves are crashin'
But not making a sound
Just mouthing along

Sayin'
Rosie - come with me
Close your eyes and dream
Close your eyes and dream
Close your eyes and dream

Not Too Late

Tell me how you've been
Tell what you've seen
Tell me that you'd like to see me too

'cause my heart is full of no blood
My cup is full of no love
Couldn't take another sip even if I wanted

But it's not too late
Not too late for love

My lungs are out of air
Yours are holding smoke
And it's been like that for so long

I've seen people try to change
And I know it isn't easy
But nothin' worth the time ever is

And it's not too late
It's not too late for love
For love
For love
For love

El Madmo

Carlo

One, Two, Three, Four

I've got a date with Carlo
We're going out tomorrow
I really think he's awesome
He's awesome
He's Carlo

I like him a lot
I think he's real hot
He smokes the good pot
He drives a Camaro
He's Carlo

Fuckin' yeah!
Fuckin' yeah!
Carlo!
He's awesome
He's awesome
He's Carlo

I see him in class
I stare at his ass
He smokes the good grass
I'll knit him a sweater
He's Carlo
Carlo! waouh !
He's awesome
He's awesome
He's Carlo

I think he's real cute
In his sweet pantsuit
He renders me mute

He's Carlo
I got a crush on Carlo
I really think he's awesome
He's awesome
He's Carlo

Head in a vise

What good is a smile
When your head's in a vise
What good is a smile
When your head's in a vise

You can cry out loud
But you'll paying the ultimate prize

What good is a gun
When it's pointing back at you
What good is a gun
When it's pointing back at you

Yeah, you cry so loud
But there's nothing I let to do

What good is a smile
When your head's in a vise
When your head's in a vise
When your head's in a vise

Vampire Guy

I don't want you here anymore
Just get your shit out the door
Leave me alone

I'll be doing fine on my own
Won't even pick up the phone
Leave me alone

You just always got in my way
Don't really need you to stay
Leave me alone

If you fuck around with my friends
I'll tell them about your "Depends"
Leave them alone

Don't go hiding
Like a psycho
Underneath my bed

I don't want you sucking my blood
Don't get caught up in the flood
Of my soul

I don't need to sharpen your fangs
You're giving me stomach pangs
Leave me alone

I can feel you creepin around
You need to get out of town
Leave me alone

You should spend some time in the sun
Your face makes me wanna run
Leave me alone

Don't go hiding
Like a psycho
Underneath my bed

When you come around late at night
You're such a horrible sight
Leave me alone

Your dumpy smell is making me itch
Back of or I'll flip the switch
And you will burn

I will go and grab the garlic
It's gonna make you real sick
Leave me alone

This will be the last time that I
Date a vampire guy
Go to hell

Don't go hiding
Like a psycho
Underneath my bed

Don't go hiding
Like a psycho
Underneath my bed

Girl Gone Wild (GGW)

Don't touch me
Don't play me
Oh my little sister

Your breath is
Offensive
When you open your mouth

I'm not lonely
I just wanted a drink
You don't need to understand

You're dirty
Not sturdy
Don't you puke on my dress

Lay off me
I'm outta here
I don't want your number

I told you not to touch me
But I'll say it again
I guess you want to lose your eye
Yai! Yai! Yai! Yai!

'Cause I've got nails
You will bleed
Oh!

I told you
I'm surly
Now go pick up your eye
Now go clean up your mess
Now I'll take that drink
Thanks... money boy!

Attack of the rock people

I had a dream with you in it last evening
Neon colored bright city mutated buildings
Pink mushroom clouds
You were standing in the center of town
On a ?? rock
A rock with blinking yellow eyes
And behind the eyes were rock people
Sorta like Rodin's Gates of hell
And they were grinding, grinding, grinding stone
And granite
And their marble limbs slithered silently through veins
But they weren't evil
For the rock people liked having you stand over them
That's why they slithered in freedom
And I was off to one side playing an instrument that looked like a baby

And then we were in a restaurant
And we tried eating lobster
But the waitress refused to serve us
Because we were drinking and playing our baby way too loudly
And then we were playing basketball with the waitress
But purple flesh people on the sidelines kept screaming and foaming
'Cause they didn't like us dribbling our baby
And then we were running, running, running, running
And neither of us knew why we ran
But we knew why the other ran and simultaneously
Called out "Go! Go! Go! Keep it up! He can't hurt you anymore !
He can't hurt!"

And then you woke up at Singapore
But you called and said
"Baby speaks with its hands"
And I said
"Fine, but I can't listen to hands"
And then I awoke and I thought of you

The Best Part

I see the moon in the sky
I taste the soft in your eyes
Iíll ignore all your lies
Iíll chain as I go swing
Breaking off and away
In the scold of the cave
Donít forget me

Iíll lay precious and mine
Love is reality line
Time always puts up a fight
Donít forget me

Lay your hand on my heart
Like it was at the start
That always was the best part
That was the best part

The Fall

Chasing Pirates

In your message you said
You were going to bed
But I'm not done with the night
So I stayed up and read
But your words in my head
Got me mixed up so I turned out the light

And I don't know how to slow it down
My mind's racing from chasing pirates

Now an ambulance screams
While the silliest things
Are flopping around in my brain
And I try to not dream
Up impossible schemes
That swim around, wanna drown me insane

And I don't know how to slow it down
Oh my mind's racing from chasing pirates

And I don't know how to slow it down
Oh my mind's racing from chasing pirates
My mind's racing from chasing pirates
My mind's racing from chasing pirates

Even Though

Something about the way he touched me
Was so slow
The way he put his arms around me
Even though
I'm feeling lonely
I'm feeling lonely

Don't understand the words he said
Made me do wrong
But now there's nothing else in my head
And though it's strong
I wish he'd leave me alone
I wish he'd leave me

'Cause I know
Trouble will follow
But I have to go
I have to go
'Cause I know
Trouble will follow
But I have to go
But I have to go

It makes me think that I don't know me
So unsure
When I remember all the things he showed me
And I want more
I'm feeling lonely
Oh I'm feeling lonely

Light as a feather

While the seasons will undo your soul
Time forgives us and it takes control
We separate our things to put us back together

We're light as a feather
Heavy as the weather
If it was raining stones

Put our hands together to applaud or pray
It's like the show was over
But we're too scared to walk away
All for the better, worse for the wear

We're light as a feather
God, you, and I together
Meanwhile inside me
It was raining stones

And you didn't know
God bless your soul

We're light as a feather
Heavy as the weather
We're light as feather
God, you, and I together

Young blood

I'll pretend my heart's not on fire
If you steal my true love's name
Broke down subway in this city of spires
Tape your picture over his in the frame

We'll imagine we're sleeping revolvers
Shotgun wedding in a strange SoHo
Our chambers hold silvery collars
Gun down werewolves wherever we go
We gun down werewolves wherever we go

Midnight phone calls in the back of a Mustang
Creased white pages torn right from the spine
Kissed my neck with a crooked, cracked fang
You always hoped one day you'd be mine

Threw our fathers on funeral pyres
I'm not sure that we were playing a game
Busted gasket in a field full of liars
No one noticed we set five boroughs aflame
No one noticed we set five boroughs aflame

Young blood
Young bone
Old ghosts
Go home

Band of gold with a diamond implied
You wrote letters that you never sent
I made promises I'll always deny
Now we'll never know what the other meant

Watch is ticking like a heartbeat gone berserk
Lost the chance to wind the key
Roosters are nothing but clucking clockwork
Our fears are only what we tell them to be
Our fears are only what we tell them to be

Drown the last of our matches
Burn the rest of each other
You were strongest when I ached for breath
Through the thick of smoke we'll finally smother

Young blood
Young bone
Old ghosts
Go home

I Wouldn't Need You

If I touched myself
The way you touched me
If I could hold myself
The way you held me
Then I wouldn't need you
No, I wouldn't need you
No, I wouldn't need you
To love me

If I could replace
The things you gave me
If I could see my face
Without the tragedy
Then I wouldn't need you
No, I wouldn't need you
No, I wouldn't need you
To love me

But I do
Some, come back
Come back
If you could see the way I act
When I'm alone
If you could hear my voice crack
Over the phone
Then you'd know I need you
Oh you'd know I need you
Oh you'd know I need you
To love me

Waiting

Hush now, watch the stars fall
Into a fire wall
I am waiting here
Waiting for you to come home

Sinking embers glow
Melting icy snow
And I am waiting here
Waiting for you to come home

And I watch them burn
When will I ever learn
If I wait it doesn't mean you will return
And I watch them burn

When will I ever learn
If I wait it doesn't mean you will return
Now all the stars have gone
Faded into cracks of dawn

And I'm still here waiting
Waiting for you to come home
I am still here waiting
Waiting for you to come home

It's gonna be

If all we talk about is money
Nothing will be funny, honey
And now that everyone's a critic
It's makin' my mascara runny
If we only talk about the "Heathers"
Making it together is crazy
If we don't get a new situation
For our busted nation, we're lazy

But it's gonna be
It's gonna be
Please make it be
It's gonna be

Now if a princess becomes human
Don't stone her on a talk show, you'll ruin
'Cause there's a fine line between a skewer
And a decent sense of humor
Aim at the ones who've really hurt us
They should be arrested for murders
But then all the cameras were turned on
Some skinny naked blonde eating burgers

But it's gonna be
It's gonna be
It's gonna be
It's gonna be

It's gonna be
It's gonna be
Please make it be
Let's make it be

It's gonna be
It's gonna be
It's gonna be...

You've ruined me

You've ruined me now
But I liked it
But I'm ruined
Do you have a plan
'Cause I'm in your hands

You've ruined me now
Though I liked it
Now, I'm ruined
I had no choice
When I heard your voice

I know you said
"Can't be misled"
Now I'm the one
Whose face is red

You've ruined me now
Though I liked it
Now, I'm ruined your chocolate eyes
Like buttons of lies

You've ruined me now
Though I liked it
Now, I'm ruined
I'm trying to part
With what's in my heart

You've ruined me and how
I thought I liked it
But I'm ruined
My whole world's now
Turned upside down

I heard me say,
"I'm going away"
But now I write
You everyday

You heard me say
"I'm going away"
But I'm on the floor
Outside your door

You've ruined me now
You've ruined me now

You've ruined me now
But I liked it
But I'm ruined
Do you have a plan
'Cause I'm in your hands

Back to Manhattan

I'll go back to Manhattan
As if nothing ever happened
When I cross that bridge
It'll be as if this don't exist

I've a prince who is waiting
And a kingdom downtown
I'll go back to Manhattan
As if nothing ever happened

We don't have to speak at all
I won't look in your eyes
And I won't have to fall
We don't have to speak at all

But Brooklyn holds you
And it holds my heart too
What a fool I was to think
I could live in both worlds

We don't have to speak at all
I won't look in your eyes
And I won't have to fall
We don't have to speak at all

I should go back to Manhattan
It's just a train ride away
I know nothing about leaving
But I know I should do it today

Stuck

You shove your way
Through the room from the street
And finally to me
You ask me what I'm drinking

My friend Johnny
Tugging on my sleeve
Asks if I wanna leave
But what I'm really thinking is

Why can't it be easy
Easy
Why don't you leave
Leave me
Leave me be
I can see you swaying
I can't hear what you're saying

I'm sitting here stuck
And plastered to my seat
I think up a reason to leave
When you finally stop speaking
I'll take a long slow
Walk down Washington Street
Half asleep on my feet
Half aware if I'm dreaming

I'll go home alone
A sinking stone
A swithed off telephone
I'll go on and be free
A frozen breeze
A fallen down factory
But I still see you swaying
And I can't hear what you're saying

I just lost the plot
Got a little caught
In a little knot
I just hit a wall
Had a little fall
Felt the swinging wrecking ball
And why should that be
Why don't you tell me
Why don't you tell me
I'm sure you'll tell me
Why don't you tell me
I guess you'll tell me
Tell me

December

December come to me
I hope I can see
You not just in dreams
I will let you be
Why can't you believe
How much you really mean

December won't you come
Back with snow, even some
Don't say that it's done
I will carry you home
Take you from the loneliest place
You have known
I will carry you home
Take me from the loneliest place
I have known

Tell Yer Mama

I won't cry for you
When the night grows long
And I won't lie for you
Because you done me wrong

So tell your mama
I said "Hello"
And that she raised you
Too damn slow
You're too damn slow
Too damn slow

'Cause I've been waiting
For your time
And I've been missing
Out on mine

So tell your father
That I said "So long"
And thanks for raising you
So damn wrong
You're so damn wrong
You're so damn wrong
So damn wrong

Man Of The Hour

"It's him or me"
That's what he said
But I can't choose between a vegan
And a pot head
So I chose you
Because you're sweet
And you give me lots of lovin'
And you eat meat
And that's how you became
My only man of the hour

You never lie
And you don't cheat
And you don't have any baggage tied
To your four feet
Do I deserve
To be the one
Who will feed you breakfast, lunch, and dinner
And take you to the park at dawn
Will you really be
My only man of the hour

I know you'll never bring me flowers
But flowers, they will only die
And though we'll never take a shower together
I know you'll never make me cry

You never argue
You don't even talk
And I like the way you let me lead you
When we go outside and walk
Will you really be
My only man of the hour
My only man of the hour
My only man of the hour
Ruff !

...Featuring Norah Jones

Love me

( The Little Willies Feat. Norah Jones )

Treat me like a fool
Treat me mean and cruel
But love me
Break my faithful heart
Tear it all apart
Oh, but love me

If you ever go
Darling, I'll be, oh
Oh, so lonely
I'll be sad and blue
Crying over you
Dear, only

I would beg and steal
(She would beg and steal)
Oh, just to feel
(Yes, just to feel)
Your heart
(I want your heart)
Beatin' so close to mine

Oh, if you ever go
Darling, I'll be, oh
Oh, so lonely
I'll be sad and blue
Crying over you
Dear, only

I would beg and steal
(She would beg and steal)
Oh, just to feel
(Yes, just to feel)
Your heart
(I want your heart)
Beatin' so close to mine

If you ever go
Darling, I'll be, oh
Oh, so lonely
Beggin' on my knees
All I ask is please
Please love me
Oh, yeah

Virginia moon

( Duet with Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters )

Dearest constellation
Heaven surroundin' you
Stay there, soft and blue
Virginia moon
I'll wait for you tonight

Sweetest invitation
Breaking the day in two
Feelin' like I do
Virginia moon
I'll wait for you tonight

And now our shades become
Shadows in your light
In the morning wind we're through
And tomorrow rescues you
I will say goodnight

Secret fascination
Whisper a quiet tune
Hear me callin' you
Virginia moon
I'll wait for you tonight

And now our shades become
Shadows in your light
In the morning wind we're through
And tomorrow rescues you
I will say goodnight
Virginia moon
I'll wait for you tonight

And now our shades become
Shadows in your light
In the morning wind we're through
And tomorrow rescues you
I will say goodnight

I will say goodnight
I will say goodnight

Turn Them

( Sean Bones featuring Norah Jones )

If your shipís coming my way
Iíll turn around
If heís back, you tank your seaway
Put your anchor down
And if anyoneís been asking
Iím looking, Iím looking for traction on my own

Iíll take all your belongings
Iíll put it in the yard
Bury all your letters, rip up the postcards
I wonít need them where Iím going
The distance keeps growing
Till Iím gone

You should be safe
It could be good for you
You better be careful now
Now that Iím gone

You should be safe
Just let it be good for you
You better be careful now
Now that Iím gone

Iím going home on the phone now
Oh itís been awhile
Well you got me up at night
With my hopes so high
I donít know what Iím after
It feels like such a disaster
Iím okay you know

You should be safe
Just let it be good for you
You better be careful now
Now that Iím gone

You should be safe
Just let it be good for you
You better be careful now
Now that Iím gone
Now that Iím gone

Baby It's Cold Outside

( Willie Nelson featuring Norah Jones )

I really can't stay
Baby it's cold outside
I've got to go away
Baby it's cold outside
This evening has been
Been hoping that you'd drop in
So very nice
I'll hold your hands, they're just like ice

My mother will start to worry
Beautiful, what's your hurry
And my father will be pacing the floor
Just listen to that fireplace roar
Now really I'd better scurry
Sweetheart, what's your hurry
Well maybe just a half a drink more
Why don't you put some records on while I pour

All the neighbors might think
But baby, it's bad out there
Say, what's in this drink
No cabs to be had out there
Oh, I wish I knew how
Your eyes are like starlight now
To break this spell
I'll take your hat, your hair looks swell

I ought to say no, no, no, sir
Mind if I move in closer
At least I'm gonna say that I tried
What's the sense in hurting my pride
I really can't stay
Baby don't hold out
Oh, but it's cold outside

I simply must go
Baby, it's cold outside
The answer is no
But baby, it's cold out there
Oh, this welcome has been
So lucky that you dropped in
So nice and warm
Look out that window at that storm

My sister will be suspicious
Gosh, your lips look delicious
And my brother will be there at the door
Waves upon a tropical shore
Oh, my maiden aunt's mind is vicious
Oh, baby you're so delicious
Well maybe just one cigarette more
Never such a blizzard before

Oh, I've got to go home
You'll freeze to the bone out there
Say, lend me a comb
It's up to your knees out there
You've really been grand
I thrill when you touch my hand
But don't you see
How can you do this thing to me

Oh, there's bound to be talk tomorrow
Making my lifelong sorrow
Well at least there will be plenty implied
If you caught pneumonia and died
But I really can't stay
Get over that old out
Baby it's cold outside

Bull Rider

( Norah Jones and Sasha Dobson / Johnny Cash Cover )

Well first you gotta want to get off,
Bad enough to want to get on in the first place
And you better trust in your lady luck
Pray to God that she donít give up on you right now

Live fast
Die young
Bull rider, hey, hey

Well the one hand hold is all youíve got
To pit you and the bull against the clock and a course crowd
And just upon a spinning ton
Nothing else you've ever done can pull this way

Youíre just outside the bucking chute
You lose a spur and you lose your seat and you lose yourself
By now heís bucking mean and dirty
Slinging mud and cowboy boots and kicking clowns

No fools
No fun
Bull rider, hey, hey

You gotta feel the way he's moving
You gotta watch his head
And brace yourself for anything
That render you might dead

You know the art of hanging loose
Is hanging just as tight
Well there's something like a hurricane
Who's dancing with a kite

Live fast
Die young
Bull rider, hey, hey

Well the rodeo is more than rough
It's a fact of life and it's tough to cut and it's beaver hats
It's drinking beer and pulling trailers
Tight lemae on barrel racers and a horse bucking

No fools
No fun
Bull rider, hey, hey

Live fast
Die young
Bull rider, hey, hey

Ruler of My Heart

( Cover of Naomi Neville / Appears on Dirty dozen brass band - Medicated Magic LP )

Ruler of my heart
Driver of my soul
Where can you be
I wait patiently

My heart cries out
Pain inside
Where can you be
I wait patiently

When you're alone
The going gets rough
Come back, come back, come back baby
I've had enough

Make me a queen
Happy again
Hear my plea
I wait patiently

Ruler of my heart
Driver of my soul

When you're alone
The going gets rough
Come back, come back, come back
I've had enough

*** Thanx a lot to Cťline for this one ***

The Best Part

( El Madmo Featuring Norah Jones )

I see the moon in the sky
I taste the soft in your eyes
Iíll ignore all your lies
Iíll chain as I go swing
Breaking off and away
In the scold of the cave
Donít forget me

Iíll lay precious and mine
Love is reality line
Time always puts up a fight
Donít forget me

Lay your hand on my heart
Like it was at the start
That always was the best part
That was the best part

Take Off Your Cool

( Outkast )

Norah Jones :
Baby, take off your cool
I wanna see you, I wanna see you
Baby, don't be so cool
I wanna see you, I wanna see you

Andre 3000 :
Baby, take off your cool
I want to get to know you (Take off your coat)

Life Is Better

(Q-Tip feat. Norah Jones)

Norah Jones:
Life is filled with gray
But now he comes to me
Please fall away
Hip hop is playing again
And it's banging too
Gonna bang for you
Donít stop this feeling I feel
I just wanna run out all day for you and breathe for you at least
Iím so into your rich history
Tell me a story and take me away
C'mon and take me, oh
C'mon and take me with you

Life is, better
Now that, now that Iíve found you
Life is, better
Now that, now that Iíve found you
Life is, better
Now that, now that Iíve found you
Life is, better
Now that, now that Iíve found you
Life is, better
Now that, now that Iíve found you
Life is, better
Now that, now that Iíve found you
Life is, better
Now that, now that Iíve found you
Life is, better
Now that, now that Iíve found you

Q-Tip:
One step at a time, a man walked on the moon
One record got played Kool Herc said boom
One minute young man, your time come soon
We waiting, it was prophesized you loom
We bang our drums, message in our sound
We rustlers and we taking up in your town
Hands set in
Tts perfected on this vibe Iím getting
Hand second, is protecting all this vibe that Iím getting
Playlist setting:
Cold Crush, Furious Five, and a Master God
Cosmic Force Bammbaataa and every part of
Bug Starsky, June Bug, Busy Bee
Run, DJ, LL, Kane, Biz Markie
Doug E, Will, Barry B, Spoonie, Silly D
Rakim, BDP, Dana Dane, Ricky D
Leaders of the New School, Snoop Dogg, Monie Love
Big and Pac are up above
Easy E and Bone Thugz
Fat and Skinny Boys, Cash Money and the rapper Nas
Large Professor, Lauryn, Wyclef, and Pras
Brand Nubian, Diamond D, Ludicris and Jay
RIP, MC, Common, Lil Wayne, and Yay
Primo, Outkast, where my Nigga Dilla at
S.V. where my nigga Dilla at
And when you look into my eyes, it makes all these feelings rise
Makes for a better place, cant u see you're in my face

Norah Jones and Q-Tip:

Life is, better
Now that, now that Iíve found you
Life is, better
Now that, now that Iíve found you
Life is, better
Now that, now that Iíve found you
Life is, better
Now that, now that Iíve found you
Life is, better (Life is better, since Iíve found you)
Now that, now that Iíve found you
Life is, better (Life is better, since Iíve found you)
Now that, now that Iíve found you
Life is, better (Life is better, since Iíve found you)
Now that, now that Iíve found you
Life is, better (Life is better, since Iíve found you)
Now that, now that Iíve found you

Soon The New Day

( Talib Kweli featuring Norah Jones )

Here we go like
Yes yes yawl
To the beat yawl
Ain't no sleep yawl
To the break of dawn
Five o'clock in the morning
We keep rocking on
The working people running like the stop clock is on
We got it popping in the meat market
Chicks take a seat, park it
By the bar so they can meet the Vick with deep pockets
And them dudes
Buy them cars that turn 'em in to sweet objects of desire
Big rims and them tires
We finna drop it like it's heavy as hell
The clan of the cavebear
Used to use the club to hit and drag her by the hair
Still use the club to get her a martini or a beer
Try to get her home and put the smell of sex in the air
Come through like the cable guy
Get 'er done
That 'ole hit 'n run
Turn into bitter ones
Tonight is catch me if you can
You can taste the ginger bread
Ain't nothing like wakin' up with a stranger in your bed
Nope

Soon the new day
Breaks the dawn
Tomorrow I'll be like
Where am I
Whatís your name
Gotta go, I'm glad you came
But tonight you
Will be so fun
Maybe you're the one
Soon the new day
Breaks the dawn

Putting on some airs
King for a day
Hard to face your fears we wear the mask like Cory McKay
You have a ball today
It's all a masquerade
Shortly paint her face like a clown but can't take away the frown
Found under the make up
I asked her "What's your passion?" answered "What's the paper"
She sleep and they don't want her to wake up
Maybe they should realize their own beauty
Baby you a star and not just a star on some dudeís home movies

Soon the new day
Breaks the dawn
Tomorrow I'll be like
Where am I
Whatís your name
Gotta go, I'm glad you came
But tonight you
Will be so fun
Maybe you're the one
Soon the new day
Breaks the dawn

Stepping out, I got my best outfit on
Gotta get it in. I'm slipping in the darkness like most of the day is gone
We up all night I wonder if can hang
We used to hang from a tree
Now we hanging behind the rope we V.I.P.
We do it
B.I.G.
Ain't no need to See I.D.
Thee entire scenery
Shrouded in mystery
Clouded with greenery
Six girls to every three dudes
So you have half a chance
If you ask to have a dance

The ones ready to freak off don't need no romance
They belong to the sisterhood of the travelling pants
They got them
Hungry eyes you know sensual trance
At a glance
The alcohol got you sexually advanced
The truth is so boring you gotta pretend a little
The antidote is more colourful the rainbow and the Skittles
And the quest to trap the cat
The game is the Tinder Fiddles to get the Bruce
To say the sky's falling like your Chicken Little
Come on

Breaks the dawn
Tomorrow I'll be like
Where am I
Whatís your name
Gotta go, I'm glad you came
But tonight you
Will be so fun
Maybe you're the one
Soon the new day
Breaks the dawn

But tonight you will be so fun
Soon the new day, breaks the dawn
But tonight you will be so fun
Soon the new day, breaks the dawn
Soon the new day, breaks the dawn
Soon the new day, breaks the dawn
Soon the new day, breaks the dawn

Little Lou, Prophet Jack, Ugly John

( Belle & Sebastian featuring Norah Jones )

What a waste, I could've been your lover
What a waste, I could've been your friend
Perfect love is like a blossom that fades so quick
When it's blowing up a storm in May

Travel south until your skin turns, woman
Travel south until your skin turns brown
Put a language in your head and get on a train
And then come back to the one you love

Yeah you're great
You're just part
Of this lifetime of dreaming
That extends to the heart
Of this long summer feeling
Cry at night, you see the TVís glowing
Cry at night, you hear the walls are awake

Being you, I'm getting out of a party crowd
Can I see what's underneath your bed?
Can I stay until the milkman's working?
Can I stay until the cafť's awake?

Do you hate me in the light?
Did you get a fright?
When you looked across from where you lay

Yeah you're great, you're just part, of this lifetime of dreaming
That extends to the heart of this long summer feeling
All the history of wars I invent in my head
Little Lou, Ugly Jack, Prophet John

All the history of wars I invent in my head
Little Lou, Ugly Jack, Prophet John

What a waste, I could've been your lover
What a waste, I could've been your friend

Here we go again

( Duet with Ray Charles )

Norah Jones :
Here we go again
He's back in town again
I'll take him back again
One more time

Ray Charles :
Here we go again
The phone will ring again
I'll be her fool again, I will
One more time

Norah Jones :
I've been there before
And I will try it again
Any fool, any fool knows
That there's no, no way to win

Ray Charles :
Here we go again
She'll break my heart again, yeah
I'll play the part again
One more time
(Alright, Mr. Preston)
I've been there before, you know what?
I'll try it again

Norah Jones :
But any fool, any fool knows
That there's no, no way to win

Norah Jones & Ray Charles
Here we go again
She'll break my heart again
I'll play the part again
One more time
I'll take her back again
One more time

Ray Charles :
I will

Loretta

( Norah Jones featuring Gillian Welch and David Rawlings / Townes Van Zandt Cover )

Well Loretta sheís my barroom girl
Wears them sevens on her sleeve
Dances like a diamond shines
Tell me lies I love to believe

Her age is always twenty-two
Her sparkling eyes a hazel hue
Spends my money like water falls
Loves me like I want her to
Loves me like I want her to

Oh Loretta wonít you say to me
Darling strap your guitar on
Have a little shot of booze
Sing a blue and wailing song

My guitar rings a melody
My guitar sings, Lorettaís fine
Long and lazy, young and free
I can have her any time
I can have her any time

Sweetest at the break of day
Prettiest in the setting sun
She donít cry when I canít stay
At least not till sheís all alone

Loretta, I wonít be gone long
Keep your dancing slippers on
Keep me on your mind a while
Iím coming home, Iím coming home

Well Loretta sheís my barroom girl
Wears them sevens on her sleeve
Dances like a diamond shines
Tell me lies I love to believe

Her age is always twenty-two
Her sparkling eyes a hazel hue
Spends my money like water falls
Loves me like I want her to
Loves me like I want her to
Loves me like I want her to

Dear john

( Ryan Adams Feat. Norah Jones / Jacksonville city nights LP 2005)

I got a house full of walls
And utility bills
And every monday the company calls
I got a nice bed to sleep on
And a chest of drawers where i keep those
Jewels of yours
'Cause you are always mine to keep
When you're gone
Two silvers rings
One's on my finger, and the other one's gone
It went underground with you
Oh, John
Ten years passed
And i ended up with a house full of cats
Most of them went missing
From the window you never
Fixed and the door you never latched
When you were on your way out like last time
'Cause you are always mine to keep
When you're gone
Two silvers rings
One's on my finger, but the other one's gone
It went underground with you
Oh, John
I knew what you were doing that summer
When candy came around
But i had too much hurt to bother you
When we lost our first child
And a little payment was overdue
And i want you so bad
'Cause you are always mine to keep
When you're gone
Two silvers rings
One's on my finger, and the other one's gone
It went underground with you
Oh John
I miss you
I miss you
Oh John

Creepin' In

( Norah Jones featuring Dolly Parton )

There's a big ol' hole
That's gone right through the sole
Of this old shoe
And the water on the ground
Ain't got no place else it found
So it's only got one thing left to do

Creep on in
Creep on in
And once it has begun
Won't stop until it's done
Sneaking in

There's a silver moon
That came just a little too soon

For me to bare
Shines brightly on my bed
And the shadows overhead
Won't let me sleep as long as itís there

Creep on in
Creep on in
And once it has begun
Won't stop until it's done
Sneaking in

Creep on in
Creep on in
And once it has begun
Won't stop until it's done
Sneaking in

There's a big ol' hole
That goes right through my sole
And that ain't nothing new
So long as you're around
And got no place else you've found
There's only one thing left for you to do

Creep on in
Creep on in
And once you have begun
Don't stop until you're done
Sneaking in

And once you have begun
Don't stop until you're done
Sneaking in

And once you have begun
Don't stop until you're done
Sneaking in

Court And Spark

( Joni Mitchell Cover / Herbie Hancock Featuring Norah Jones )

Love came to my door
With a sleeping roll
And a madman's soul
He thought for sure I'd seen him
Dancing up a river in the dark
Looking for a woman
To court and spark

He was playing on the sidewalk
For passing change
When something strange happened
Glory train passed through him
So he buried the coins he made
In people's park
And went looking for a woman
To court and spark

It seemed like he read my mind
He saw me mistrusting him
And still acting kind
He saw how i worried sometimes
I worry sometimes

"All the guilty people," he said
They've all seen the stain
On their daily bread
On their christian names
I cleared myself
I sacrificed my blues
And you could complete me
I'd complete you

His eyes were the color of the sand
And the sea
And the more he talked to me
The more he reached me
But I couldn't let go of L.A
City of the fallen angels

More than this

( Charlie Hunter Featuring Norah Jones / Roxy Music Cover )

I could feel at the time
There was no way of knowing
Fallen leaves in the night
Who can say where theyīre blowing
As free as the wind
And hopefully learning
Why the sea on the tide
Has no way of turning

More than this
There is nothing
Oh more than this
You tell me one thing
More than this
You know there's nothing

It was fun for a while
There was no way of knowing
Like a dream in the night
Who can say where weīre going
No care in the world
And maybe Iīm learning
Why the sea on the tide
It has no way of turning

More than this
You know there is nothing
Oh more than this
You tell me one thing
More than this
There is nothing
Nothing

More than this
You know there is nothing
Much more than this
You tell me one thing
More than this
There is nothing
More than

Blue Bayou

( Norah Jones featuring M. Ward )

I feel so bad I got a worried mind
I'm so lonesome all the time
Since I left my baby behind
On Blue Bayou

Saving nickels saving dimes
Working til the sun don't shine
Looking forward to happier times
On Blue Bayou

I'm going back someday
Come what may
To Blue Bayou
Where you sleep all day
And the catfish play
On Blue Bayou
Where those fishing boats
With their sails afloat
If I could only see
That familiar sunrise
Through sleepy eyes
How happy I'd be

Maybe Iíll go back there again
Maybe I'll see some of my friends
Maybe I'll be happy again
On Blue Bayou

Saving nickels saving dimes
Working til the sun don't shine
Looking forward to happier times
On Blue Bayou

I'm going back someday
Come what may
To Blue Bayou
Where the folks are fine
And the world is mine
On Blue Bayou

Oh that boy of mine
By my side
The silver moon
And the evening tide
Oh some sweet day
Gonna take away
This hurting inside
Oh I'll never be blue
My dreams come true
On Blue Bayou

For the Good Times

I Worship You

I worship you and the things you do
Still you're not satisfied
I paid the cost, I've loved, I've lost
But still I worship you

When we first fell in love we were always side by side
Never then did I think you'd go wrong
Then you started going out with the wrong kind of crowd
To my sorrow I've found that you've gone

Well, I worship you and the things you do
Still you're not satisfied
I paid the cost, I've loved, I've lost
But still I worship you
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
I go back to the home and I lie awake 'til dawn
Still I can't get you out of my life
And my friends next day say what a price I must pay
Last night I saw someone with your wife

Well, I worship you and the things you do
Still you're not satisfied
I paid the cost, I've loved, I've lost
But still I worship you
I paid the cost, I've loved, I've lost
But still I worship you

Remember Me

You told me once that you were mine alone forever
And I was yours till the end of eternity
But all those vows are broken now, and I will never
Be the same except in memory

Remember me when the candle lights are gleaming
Remember me at the close of a long, long day
It would be so sweet when all alone I'm dreaming
Just to know you still remember me
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
A brighter face may take my place when we're apart, dear
Another love with a heart more bold and free
But in the end, fair-weather friends may break your heart, dear
If they do, sweetheart, remember me

Remember me when the candle lights are gleaming
Remember me at the close of a long, long day
It would be so sweet when all alone I'm dreaming
Just to know you still remember me
Oh, just to know you still remember me

Diesel Smoke, Dangerous Curves

I'm driving this truck on a mountain road
I got a hot rod rig and I'm flying low
My eyes are filled with diesel smoke, hairpin turns ain't no joke
Diesel smoke, dangerous curves

I was out last night drinking beer with the guys
Got an aching head and blood shot eyes
I ended up with a pretty little dame, I didn't even know her name
Diesel smoke, dangerous curves
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
If I'm gonna deliver this hot shot freight
I gotta get going Ďcause I'm running late
These mountain grades are mighty steep
Gonna stay awake, can't get no sleep
Diesel smoke, dangerous curves

There's a cute little waitress at the bottom of the grades
She's got the coffee already made
I gotta keep my eyes upon the road
I'm coming down the hill with a heavy load
Diesel smoke, dangerous curves

Well I must have closed my eyes for a while
Cause here I am and I'm running wild
I turn my brakes, strip my gears
Gonna have to ride her down I fear
Diesel smoke, dangerous curves

I wish I'd left the women alone
But it's too late I'm already gone
I got myself into this fix
All because I tried to mix
Diesel smoke, dangerous curves
Diesel smoke, dangerous curves

Lovesick Blues

I got a feeling called the blues, oh Lord
Since my baby said goodbye
Lord I don't know what I'll do
All I do is sit and sigh, oh Lord
That last long day she said goodbye
Oh Lord, I thought I would die
She'll do me, she'll do you, she's got that kinda loving
Lord, I love to hear her when she calls me sweet daddy
Such a beautiful dream
I hate to think it's all over
I've lost my heart it seems
I've grown so used to you, somehow
And I'm nobody's sugar daddy now
And I'm lonesome
I've got the lovesick blues
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
I'm in love, I'm in love with a beautiful girl
That's what's the matter with me
I'm in love, I'm in love with a beautiful girl
She don't care about me
Lord, I've tried and I've tried to keep her satisfied
But she just couldn't stay
But now that she is leaving, this is all I can say

I got a feeling called the blues, oh Lord
Since my baby said goodbye
Lord I don't know what I'll do
All I do is sit and sigh, oh Lord
That last long day she said goodbye
Oh Lord, I thought I would die
She'll do me, she'll do you, she's got that kinda loving
Lord, I love to hear her when she calls me sweet daddy
Such a beautiful dream
I hate to think it's all over
I've lost my heart it seems
I've grown so used to you, somehow
And I'm nobody's sugar daddy now
And I'm lonesome
I've got the lovesick blues
I'm lonesome
I got the lovesick blues

Tommy Rockwood

Tommy Rockwood!
Tommy Rockwood!
Tommy Rockwood!

Fist City

You've been making your brags 'round town
That you've been loving my man
But the man I love when he picks up trash
He puts it in a garbage can
And that's what you look like to me
And what I feel is a pity
You'd better close your face and stay out of my way
If you don't wanna go to Fist City
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
If you don't wanna go to Fist City
You'd better detour 'round my town
Cause I'll grab you by the hair of the head
And I'll lift you off the ground

I'm not a saying my baby's a saint cause he ain't
And that he won't cat around with a kitty
I'm here to tell you gal to lay off my man
If you don't wanna go to Fist City

Come on and tell me what you told my friends
If you think you're brave enough
And I'll show you what a real woman is
Since you think you're hot stuff
You'll bite off more than you can chew
If you get too cute or witty
You better move your feet if you don't wanna eat
A meal that's called Fist City

If you don't wanna go to Fist City
You'd better detour 'round my town
Cause I'll grab you by the hair of the head
And I'll lift you off the ground

I'm not a saying my baby's a saint Ďcause he ain't
And that he won't cat around with a kitty
I'm here to tell you gal to lay off my man
If you don't wanna go to Fist City

I'm not a saying my baby's a saint Ďcause he ain't
And that he won't cat around with a kitty
I'm here to tell you gal to lay off my man
If you don't wanna go to Fist City
I'm here to tell you gal to lay off my man
If you don't wanna go to Fist City

Permanently Lonely

Don't be concerned for it's time I learned
Those who play with fire get burned
I'll be alright in a little while
You'll be permanently lonely

Don't be too quick to pity me
Don't salve my heart with sympathy
I'll be alright in a little while, in a little while
You'll be permanently lonely

The world looks on in wonder and pity at your kind
For it knows the future
Is not very pretty for your kind, for your kind
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Will always be running and wondering
What happened to hearts you've broken and left all alone
We'll be alright in a little while
You'll be permanently lonely
Running lonely

Foul Owl On The Prowl

There's a foul owl on the prowl tonight

Hey, little lark, get out of the dark
Foul owl on the prowl
Hey little jay, stay out of his way
Foul owl on the prowl
You just might be the quail he'll tail
Foul owl on the prowl
You just might be the swallow he'll follow
Foul owl on the prowl

If you hear him hoot, scoot
If you pass his tree, flee
If you catch his eye, fly
Don't wait to say goodbye
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
He's got a yen for a purty little hen
Foul owl on the prowl
He's hungry for a chick, so get home quick
Foul owl on the prowl

If you hear him hoot, scoot
If you pass his tree, flee
If you catch his eye, fly
Don't wait to say goodbye

He's got a yen for a purty little hen
Foul owl on the prowl
He's hungry for a chick, so get home quick
Foul owl on the prowl
Foul owl on the prowl
Foul owl on the prowl
Foul owl on the prowl
Foul owl on the prowl
Foul owl on the prowl

Wide Open Road

Well, you said you had enough
You said that you were leaving'
I said, "Shove off honey, baby, I ain't grieving
You can pack your bags and pull out this evening
There's a wide open road"

Come early this morning you were nowhere about it
So I searched the town but you done pulled out
I looked north, east and west and then a leading south
I saw a wide open road
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
There's a wide open road
Leading south from my abode
If you can stick around and keep your damper down
There's a wide open road

Well, the reason I was looking for you all over town
Was to tell you that your kitty cat was still around
And you left your diamond ring when you walked down
That wide open road

Well if you gonna stay away then honey gotta let me know
How to cook hot biscuits, how to roll the dough
Everything's gone crazy since I told you to go
Down that wide open road

There's a wide open road
And honey, I want you to know
You can look down south or you can head back home
And there's a wide open road
Oh, there's a wide open road
And honey, I want you to know
You can look down south or you can head back home
And there's a wide open road

For The Good Times

Don't look so sad, I know it's over
But life goes on, and this old world will keep on turning
Let's just be glad we had some time to spend together
There's no need to watch the bridges that we're burning

Lay your head upon my pillow
Hold your warm and tender body close to mine
Hear the whisper of the raindrops
Blowing soft against the window
And make believe you love me one more time
For the good times
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
I'll get along, you will find another
And I'll be here if you should find you ever need me
Don't say a word about tomorrow or forever
There'll be time enough for sadness when you leave me

Lay your head upon my pillow
Hold your warm and tender body close to mine
Hear the whisper of the raindrops
Blowing soft against the window
And make believe you love me one more time
For the good times

If You've Got The Money I've Got The Time

If you've got the money honey I've got the time
We'll go honky tonkin' and we'll have a time
We'll have more fun baby all way down the line
If you've got the money honey I've got the time

Ain't no need to tarry let's start out tonight
We'll have fun oh boy oh boy and we will do it right
Bring along your Cadillac leave my old wreck behind
If you've got the money honey I've got the time

Let's go honky tonkin' make every spot in town
We'll go to the park where it's dark we won't fool around
If you run short of money I'll run short of time
You got no more money honey I've got no more time
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
If you've got the money I've got the time
We'll go honky tonkin' and we'll have a time
Bring along your Cadillac leave my old wreck behind
If you've got the money honey I've got the time

Jolene

( Dolly Parton Cover )

Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene
I'm begging of you please don't take my man
Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene
Please don't take him just because you can

Your beauty is beyond compare
With flaming locks of auburn hair
With ivory skin and eyes of emerald green

Your smile is like a breath of spring
Your voice is soft like summer rain
And I cannot compete with you, Jolene

He talks about you in his sleep
There's nothing I can do to keep
From crying when he calls your name, Jolene

And I can easily understand
How you could easily take my man
But you don't know what he means to me, Jolene
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene
I'm begging of you please don't take my man
Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene
Please don't take him just because you can

You could have your choice of men
But I could never love again
He's the only one for me, Jolene

I had to have this talk with you
My happiness depends on you
And whatever you decide to do, Jolene

Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene
I'm begging of you please don't take my man
Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene
Please don't take him just because you can
Please don't take him even though you can
Oh, please don't take him just because you can
Jolene

Little Broken Hearts

Good Morning

Good morning
My thoughts on leaving
Are back on the table
I thought you should know

And maybe powerful actions
Or powerful feelings
Will keep me from going
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
I'm folding my hand, hand
I'm folding my hand, hand

Good morning
Why did you do it
I couldn't sleep
I knew you were gone

More loving is all I was after
But you couldn't give it
So I'm moving on

I'm folding my hand, hand
I'm folding my hand, hand

Say Goodbye

Bring me back the good old days
When you let me misbehave
Always knew it wouldn't last
But if you asked, I'd go again
Yeah, I'd go again

It's alright, it's okay
I don't need you anyway
You don't have to tell the truth
'Cause if you do, I'll tell it too
Oh I'll tell it too

Well, it ain't easy to stay in love
If you can't tell lies
So I'll just have to take a bow
And say goodbye

I'm loosened up, but it's too late to turn it around
I'm dropping bolts on the ground and I'm coming unwound
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Don't you miss the good ole days
When I let you misbehave
While you're looking down like that
I know that you're dying to come back
Please, come on back

Well, it ain't easy to stay in love
When you're telling lies
So I'll just have to take a bow
And say goodbye

Little Broken Hearts

Little broken hearts of the nights
Slowly picking up their knives
On their way to the fight
Tonight they want revenge

Beautiful soldiers in their beds
Making love inside their heads
With no chance to defend
Tonight could be their end

With the weapons in their hands
And their eyes closed as they stand
Can they end it all tonight
So easily

Did the darkness of their days
Make them let go of their light
Will they wanna find a way
To make it alright

When the beautiful awake
And see the sadness in their eyes
Will they want to find a way
To make it alright
To make it alright
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Only the fallen need to rise
But what if lightning strikes them twice
Will they give up on their lives
And finally divide

Did the darkness of their days
Make them let go of their light
Can they ever find a way
To sleep side by side

When the beautiful awake
And see the sadness in their eyes
Will they ever find a way
To sleep side by side
To sleep side by side
To sleep side by side

She's 22

She's 22
And she's loving you
And you'll never know
How it makes me blue
Does it make you happy

I'm holding on
To a thing that's wrong
'Cause we don't belong
But you like my songs
And you make me happy
Does she make you happy

You can throw away
Every word I say

I'm standing still
On this hidden hill
And I'm looking around
For the right way down
To your distant valley
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Your flowers grow
In the frozen snow
And I'd like to know
If it's all a show
'Cause you sure look happy
Are you really happy

You'll just throw away
Every word I say
You can throw away

Does she make you happy
Does she make you happy
Does she make you happy
I'd like to see you happy

Take It Back

Won't you take me away from here
So I'll never find my way home
Well, there's one missing part of me
And I'm afraid it's fine on its own
And this time it's finally grown
For me to see
Now I see
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Words spoken silently
I could never understand
How breath delivers such poison
To someone too weak to stand
And dust can turn into mud
Out on the sea
In the sea

Take it back
Take it back
Take it back

Take it back
Take it back
Take it back

Take it back
Take it back
Take it back

Take it back
Take it back
Take it back

After The Fall

I never told you
About the summer
Every day was changing
Only photographs
But life goes on
In your mind, so warm
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Out on my own now
And I like the way it feels
You couldn't come through
And I'm too far gone

After the fall
Do you still want it all

You never told me
About the winter
Everyday was changing
But I remember
That life went on
In my mind, so cold

Out on your own now
Do you like the way it feels
Didn't I come through
You were too far gone

After the fall
I still want it all

4 Broken Hearts

People can't be hand-made
But he keeps slaving away
At a stone that's too hard to break
A girl who's too lost to save

So you tried to replace me
But you didn't get far
And I tried to repay you
But I only got scarred
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
She'll be breaking your fall
And I'll be building new walls
But this time I'll have to make sure
To add a window for you to come back

And we tried to be faithful
But didn't get far
Now all we'll be left with
Is four broken hearts

I tried to erase you
But didn't get far enough
Enough away from you because
You still can break my heart

Travelin' On

You could never be a face in the crowd
So you're traveling on, traveling on out
Well, you know I'll never say it out loud
But I'll be traveling on, traveling with you

Hey, I'm too weak
It's too much to fight off
A past so strong, but now
I don't think too much all the time
I'll just try to keep up

I can't believe what's happening now
I can't believe what's happening now

If you notice that I'm falling behind
I'm taking my time, taking it all in
So call me when you get where you're going
I'll keep traveling on, traveling to you
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Hey, don't be too hard on yourself
I'll be okay 'cause we
Won't leave this place any worse
Than when we came

I can't believe what's happening now
I can't believe what's happening now
I love the way it's happening now

Out On The Road

I never wanted to be taken
But now I'm feeling so left out
So I don't care where I go
I'm leaving
Yeah, I'm leaving

Got about a half a tank left
That could do, but only if I'm lucky
But either way
I'm leaving
Oh I'm leaving

On my way to paradise
A little voice says
"Don't think twice
And donít look back
If you want things to change"

Ah I guess I'll have to love you from afar
Ah it's okay 'cause all I need's my car

Out on the road, out on the road
(but with nowhere to go)
Out on the road, out on the road I go
Out on the road, out on the road
(but with nowhere to go)
Out on the road, out on the road
Out on the road, out on the road
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Takes about a week to get there
Maybe two if I stop to sleep it off here
But I can't sleep
So I'm leaving
Yeah, I'm leaving

Keep on driving through the night
To find a sign or slice of light
To show me that I'm heading the right way

And ah I guess you'll have to love me from afar
Ah it's okay 'cause all I need's this car

Out on the road, out on the road
Out on the road, out on the road I go
Out on the road, out on the road
Out on the road, out on the road I go
Out on the road, out on the road
Out on the road, out on the road

Happy Pills

Trying to pick up the pace
Trying to make it so I never see your face again
Time to throw this away
Wanna make sure that you never waste my time again

How does it feel
Oh how does it feel to be you right now, dear
You broke this apart
So pick up your piece and go away from here

Please, just let me go now
Please, just let me go
Would you, please, just let me go now
Please, just let me go

I'm gonna get ya out
I gotta get ya out
I gotta get ya
Out of my head
Get out

Gonna get ya out
I gotta get ya out
I gotta get ya
Out of my head
Get out

Never said we'd be friends
Trying to keep myself away from you
'Cause you're bad, bad news
With you gone, I'm alive, makes me feel like
I took happy pills and time stands still

How does it feel
Oh how does it feel to be the one shut out
You broke all the rules
I won't be a fool for you no more, my dear
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Please, just let me go now
Please, just let me go
Would you, please, just let me go now
Please, just let me go

I'm gonna get ya out
I gotta get ya out
I gotta get ya
Out of my head
Get out

Gonna get ya out
I gotta get ya out
I gotta get ya
Out of my head
Get out

Miriam

Miriam
That's such a pretty name
I'm gonna say it when
I make you cry

Miriam
You know you done me wrong
I'm gonna smile when
You say goodbye

Now I'm not the jealous type
Never been the killing kind
But you know I know what you did
So don't put up a fight

Miriam
When you were having fun
In my big pretty house
Did you think twice

Miriam
Was it a game to you
Was it a game to him
Don't tell me lies

I know he said it's not your fault
But I don't believe that's true
I've punished him from ear to ear
Now I've saved the best for you
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
And I tried not to hurt you
'Cause you might not be that bad
But it takes a lot to make me go this mad

Oh Miriam
That's such a pretty name
And I'll keep saying it
Until you die

Miriam
You know you done me wrong
I'm gonna smile when
You say goodbye

You know you done me wrong
I'm gonna smile when
I take your life

All A Dream

And we finally awake
And walk into the sunny day
I can see it in your face
That everything will be okay

'Cause you never hurt
Someone who wants to learn
To be your slave

And the night is oh so clear
The clouds will never reappear
But the moon is out of place
And all the trees are looking strange

And feeling the warmth of your breath
Against my skin
Now I hope this isn't only just a dream

So we run into a church
The people all look the same
And the sun is in my eyes
I'm trying hard to scream your name
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
My stomach starts to churn
And the curtains in the wind begin to burn
And now I know it's all a dream

Enemy sleeps with the night all day
Enemy teasing every minute in my mind
He's in my mind

Enemy throws all my money away
Enemy knows how to make me always pay
I always pay

Enemy lines all cross my mind
Enemy talks, talking so nice and kind
So nice and kind

And how long does it take
To fight off this weakness
And tell him to guard me
'Cause God knows I'm sorry

I Don't Wanna Hear Another Sound

(Target Exclusive)

My balance was gone, but so is the pain
Was waitiní around, but you never came
So I ran into Tony
He grabbed on my body
I told him I missed you
He told me he loved me
And hey, I liked the way he said my name
Thatís all he had to say

The damage is done, but so is the wait
And I tried not to run cause it would be a mistake
But it would be a mistake if I just took my time
Cause Iíd be waiting around just to pay for your crimes
And hey, I know what it takes to be wrong but it feels all right to me
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Even though I know you let me down
I donít know why I canít come around
And even though I know my mind is sound
Couldnít walk away from what Iíve found

Your honestyís good but too much is bad
And Iíve been trying to hold on to something Iíve never had
Cause Iíve never had you just as I have you now
That youíre afraid of losiní but youíre not scared enough
Hey wait, you wipe that smile right off of your face
Cause I donít know where it came from

Even if I know I wonít be found
I will still be hiding underground
Even if I go outside I find
Youíve already left me far behind

Even when this song comes crashing down
I donít wanna hear another sound
No I donít wanna hear another sound

Covers

Sleepless Nights

( The Everly Brothers / Feels like home Japanese Bonus track )

Through these sleepless nights
i cry for you
And wonder who
is kissing you
Oh these sleepless nights
Will break my heart in two
I'm always on the run and I hate copy past for god's sake
Somehow through the days
I don't give in
I hide my tears
That wait within
Oh but then through sleepless nights

I cry again

Why did you go
Why did you go
Don't you know
Don't you know
I need you

I keep hoping  you'll come back to me
Oh let it be
Please let it be
Oh, my love, please end
These sleepless nights for me

Why did you go
Why did you go
Don't you know
Don't you know
I need you

I keep hoping  you'll come back to me
Oh let it be
Please let it be
Oh, my love, please end
These sleepless nights for me

My love, please end these sleepless nights for me

I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

( Bob Dylan )

Close your eyes, close the door
You don't have to worry anymore
Cause I'll be your baby tonight

Shut the light and shut the shade
You don't have to be afraid
'Cause I'll be your baby tonight
I'm always on the run and I hate copy past for god's sake
Well, that mockingbird's gonna sail away
We're gonna forget it
That big fat moon
Is gonna shine like a spoon
But we're gonna let it
You won't regret it

Kick your shoes off
And don't you fear
Bring that bottle over here
Cause I'll be your baby tonight

Well, that mockingbird's gonna sail away
We're gonna forget it
That big fat moon
Is gonna shine like a spoon
But we're gonna let it
You won't regret it

Kick your shoes off
And don't you fear
Bring that bottle over here
Cause I'll be your baby tonight
Cause I'll be your baby tonight
Cause I'll be your baby tonight, tonight

Jesus, Etc.

( Wilco / Live At Living Room EP )

Jesus, don't cry
You can rely on me, honey
You can combine anything you want

I'll be around
You were right about the stars
Each one is a setting sun

Tall buildings shake
Voices escape singing sad, sad songs
Tuned to chords, strung down your cheeks
Bitter melodies turning your orbit around

Don't cry
You can rely on me, honey
You can come by any time you want

I'll be around
You were right about the stars
Each one is a setting sun

Tall buildings shake
Voices escape singing sad, sad songs
Tuned to chords, strung down your cheeks
Bitter melodies turning your orbit around
I'm always on the run and I hate copy past for god's sake
Voices cry
Skyscrapers are scraping together
Your voice is smoking
And last cigarettes
Are all you can get
Turning your orbit around

Our love, our love
Our love is all we have
Our love
Our love is all of God's money
Each one is a burning sun

Tall buildings shake
Voices escape singing sad, sad songs
Tuned to chords, strung down your cheeks
Bitter melodies turning your orbit around

Voices cry
Skyscrapers are scraping together
Your voice is smoking
Last cigarettes are all you can get
Turning your orbit around

Last cigarettes are all you can get
Turning your orbit around
Last cigarettes are all you can get
Turning your orbit around

Sweet Dreams

( Patsy Cline / With Jim Campilongo )

Sweet dreams of you
Every night that I go through
 I should forget the past and start loving someone new
Instead of having sweet dreams about you
 
You donīt love me, itīs plain
I should know
That Iīll never wear your ring
I'm always on the run and I hate copy past for god's sake
I should hate you
The whole night through
Instead of having sweet dreams about you

You donīt love me, itīs plain
I should know
That I will never wear your ring

I should hate you
The whole night through
Instead of having sweet dreams about you
Oh instead of having sweet dreams about you

Cry Cry Cry

( Johnny Cash Cover / Live At Living Room EP )

Everybody knows where you go when the sun goes down
I think you only live to see the lights of town
I wasted my time when I would try, try, try
When the lights have lost their glow, you're gonna cry, cry, cry
I'm always on the run and I hate copy past for god's sake
I lie awake at night and wait 'til you come in
You stay a little while and then you're gone again
Every question that I ask, I get a lie, lie, lie
For every lie you tell, you're gonna cry, cry, cry

You're gonna cry, cry, cry and you'll cry alone
When everyone's forgotten and you're left on your own
You're gonna cry, cry, cry

Soon your sugar-mamas will all be gone
You'll wake up some cold day and find you're alone
You'll call to me but I'm gonna tell you: "Bye, bye, bye"
When I turn around and walk away, you'll cry, cry, cry

When your fickle little love gets old, no one will care for you
You'll come back to me for a little love that's true
I'll tell you no and you gonna ask me why, why, why
When I remind you of all of this, you'll cry, cry, cry

You're gonna cry, cry, cry and you'll cry alone
When everyone's forgotten and you're left on your own
You're gonna cry, cry, cry

You're gonna cry, cry, cry and you'll want me there
When everyone's forgotten and you're left on your own
You're gonna cry, cry, cry
You're gonna cry, cry, cry

Picture In A Frame

( Tom Waits )

The sun come up it was blue and gold
The sun come up it was blue and gold
The sun come up it was blue and gold
Ever since I put your picture in a frame

I come calling in my Sunday best
I come calling in my Sunday best
I come calling in my Sunday best
Every since I put your picture in a frame
I'm always on the run and I hate copy past for god's sake
I'm gonna love you
Till the wheels come off
Oh yeah

I love you baby and I always will
I love you baby and I always will
I love you baby and I always will
Ever since I put your picture in a frame

I love you baby and I always will
Ever since I put your picture in a frame
Ever since I put your picture in a frame

Hands on the Wheel

( Willie Nelson / with M. Ward )

 At a time when the world seems to be spinning
Hopelessly out of control
There's deceivers and believers
And old in-betweeners
That seem to have no place to go

Well, it's the same old song
It's right and it's wrong
And living is just something that I do
I'm always on the run and I hate copy past for god's sake
And with no place to hide
I looked in your eyes
And I found myself in you

I looked to the stars, tried all of the bars
Yes and I've nearly gone up in smoke
With my hand's on the wheel, I've something that's real
And I feel like I'm going home

And in the shade of an oak down by the river
Sit an old man and a boy
Setting sail, spinning tales and fishing for whales
With a lady they both enjoy

It's the same damn tune, it's the man in the moon
It's the way that I feel about you
And with no place to hide, I looked in your eyes
And I found myself in you

And I looked to the stars, tried all of the bars
And I've nearly gone up in smoke
With my hand's on the wheel, I've something that's real
And I feel like I'm going home
Yes and I feel like I'm going home

She

( Gram Parsons )

She, she came from the land of the cotton
Land that was nearly forgotten by everyone
And she worked and she slaved so hard
A big old field was her back yard in the delta sun
Oh, but she sure could sing
Oh, she sure could sing

Then He looked down and He took a little pity
The whole town swore He decided
He'd help her some
And He didn't mind if she wasn't very pretty
For deep inside His heart He knew
She was the only one
Oh but she sure could sing
Yea, she sure could sing
I'm always on the run and I hate copy past for god's sake
She had faith, she had believing
She led all the people together in singing
And she prayed every night to the Lord up above
Hallelujah. Oh hallelujah
They use to walk singing songs by the river
Even when she knew for sure
She had to go away
And she never knew what her life had to give her
And never had to worry about it
For one single day
My but she sure could sing
Oh yes, sure could sing

She had faith, she had believing
Led all the people together in singing
And she prayed every night to the Lord up above
Hallelujah. Oh hallelujah
She, she came from the land of the cotton
Land that was nearly forgotten by everyone
And she worked and she slaved so hard
A big old field was her back yard in the delta sun
Oh, but she sure could sing
My, she sure could sing
Oh, but she sure could sing
Oh, but she sure could sing

My Blue heaven

( Fats Domino Tribute )

When whippoorwills call and evening is night
I hurry to my Blue Heaven
Just a turn to the right, a little white light
Will lead me to my Blue Heaven
I'm always on the run and I hate copy past for god's sake
You'll see a smiling face, a fireplace, a cozy room
A little nest that nestles where the roses bloom
Just Molly and me, and baby makes three
We're happy in my blue heaven

You'll see a smiling face, a fireplace, a cozy room
A little nest that nestles where the roses bloom
Just Molly and me, and baby makes three
We're happy in my blue heaven

Peace

( Cover - Horace Silver / Where we live LP )

There's a place that I know, where the sycamores grow
And daffodils have their fun
Where the cares of the day seem to slowly fade away
And the glow of the evening sun
Peace, when the day is done
I'm always on the run and I hate copy past for god's sake
If I go there real late; let my mind meditate
On everything to be done
If I search deep inside; let my conscience be my guide
Then the answers are sure to come
Don't have to worry none

When you find peace of mind, leave your worries behind
Don't say that it can't be done
With a new point of view, life's true meaning comes to you
And the freedom you seek is won
Peace is for everyone
Peace is for everyone
Peace is for everyone

Foreverly

Roving Gambler

I am a roving gambler I gambled all around
Whenever I meet with a deck of cards
I lay my money down
Lay my money down, lay my money down

I had not been in Washington many more weeks than three
I met up with a pretty little girl
She fell in love with me
She fell in love with me, fell in love with me

She took me in her parlour, she cooled me with her fan
She whispered low in her mother's ear
I love that gambling man
Love that gambling man, love that gambling man

Oh daughter, oh dear daughter
How can you treat me so
Leave your dear old mother
And with a gambler go
With a gambler go, with a gambler go

My mother, oh dear mother
You can not understand
If you ever see me a coming back
I'll be with a gambling man
With a gambling man, with a gambling man

I left her here in El Paso and I wound up in Maine
I met up with a gambling man
Got in a poker game
Got in a poker game, got in a poker game

We put our money in the pot and dealt the cards around
I saw him deal from the bottom of the deck
And I shot that gambler down
Shot the gambler down, shot the gambler down

Well, now I'm in the jailhouse got a number for my name
The Warden said as he locked the door
You've gambled your last game
Gambled your last game, gambled your last game

I am a roving gambler I gambled all around
Whenever I meet with a deck of cards
I lay my money down
Lay my money down, lay my money down

Long Time Gone

You cheated me and made me lonely
I tried to be your very own
There'll be a day you'll want me only
But when I leave, I'll be a long time gone
Be a long time gone, be a long time gone
Yes, when I leave, I'll be a long time gone

You're gonna be sad, you're gonna be weeping
You're gonna be blue and all alone
You'll regret the day you seen me leaving
ĎCause when I leave, I'll be a long time gone
Be a long time gone, be a long time gone
Yes, when I leave, I'll be a long time gone

You'll see my face through tears and sorrow
You'll miss the love you called your own
Baby, there'll be no tomorrow
ĎCause when I leave, I'll be a long time gone
Be a long time gone, be a long time gone
Yes, when I leave, I'll be a long time gone

Be a long time gone, be a long time gone
Yes, when I leave, I'll be a long time gone
Yes, when I leave, I'll be a long time gone

Lightning Express

The lightning express from the depot so grand
Had started out on its way
All of the passengers that were on board
Seemed to be happy and gay

But one little boy who sat by himself
Was reading a letter he had
You could plainly tell by the look on his face
That the contents of it made him sad

The stern old conductor then started his round
Taking tickets from everyone there
And finally reaching the side of the boy
He gruffly demanded his fare

"I have no ticket" the boy then replied
"But I'll pay you back someday"
"Then I'll put you off at the next stop we make"
But he stopped when he heard the boy say

"Please Mr. Conductor
Don't put me off of this train
The best friend I have in this world sir
Is waiting for me in pain
Expecting to die any moment sir
And may not live through the day
I wanna reach home and kiss mother goodbye
Before God takes her away."

A girl sitting near was heard to exclaim
"If you put him off, it's a shame."
Taking his hand, a collection she made
The boy's way was paid on the train

"I'm obliged to you miss for your kindness to me."
"You're welcome," she said, never fear
Each time the conductor would pass through the car
The boy's words would ring in his ear

"Please Mr. Conductor
Don't put me off of this train
The best friend I have in this world sir
Is waiting for me in pain
Expecting to die any moment sir
And may not live through the day
I wanna reach home and kiss mother goodbye
Before God takes her away."

Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine

In a vine covered shack in the mountains
Bravely fighting the battle of time
Is a dear one who's weathered my sorrows
'Tis that silver haired daddy of mine

If I could recall all the heartaches
Dear old daddy I've caused you to bear
If I could erase those lines from your face
And bring back the gold to your hair

If God would but grant me the power
Just to turn back the pages of time
I'd give all I own, if I could but atone
To that silver haired daddy of mine

I know it's too late dear old daddy
To repay for those sorrows and cares
Though dear mother is waiting in heaven
Just to comfort, and solace you there

If I could recall all the heartaches
Dear old daddy I've caused you to bear
If I could erase those lines from your face
And bring back the gold to your hair

If God would but grant me the power
Just to turn back the pages of time
I'd give all I own, if I could but atone
To that silver haired daddy of mine

Down In The Willow Garden

Down in the Willow garden
Where me and my love did meet
As we sat a-courtin'
My love fell off to sleep
I had a bottle of Burgundy wine
My love she did not know
So I poisoned that dear little girl
On the banks below

I drew a sabre through her
It was a bloody knife
I threw her in the river
Which was a dreadful sign
My father often told me
That money would set me free
If I would murder that dear little girl
Whose name was Rose Connelly

My father sits at his cabin door
Wiping his tear-dimmed eyes
For his only son soon shall walk
To yonder scaffold high
My race is run, beneath the sun
The scaffold waits for me
For I did murder that dear little girl
Whose name was Rose Connelly

Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet

Who's gonna shoe, your pretty little feet
Who's gonna glove your little hands
Who's gonna kiss, your ruby red lips
Who

Papa's gonna shoe, your pretty little feet
Mama's gonna glove, your little hands
And I'm gonna kiss, your ruby red lips
Who

Who's gonna shoe, your pretty little feet
Who's gonna glove your little hands
Who's gonna kiss, your ruby red lips
Who

Papa's gonna shoe, your pretty little feet
Mama's gonna glove, your little hands
And I'm gonna kiss, your ruby red lips
Who

Oh So Many Years

All these many years I've loved you
No-one has ever known
No-one has ever known but you alone
I've kept it locked inside my heart
And smiled through all my tears
My darling, I have loved you oh so many years

Each night within my lonely room
I cry dear, over you
And pray to God that things will turn out right
But when the dawn of day appears
I brush away my tears
My darling, I have loved you oh so many years

I'll go on pretending that my life is oh so gay
And happy dear without you by my side
When all the time my heart is longing just to have you near
My darling I have loved you oh so many years

Maybe fate will lead us down a path where we will meet again
And then we both be free to love anew
Then one sweet kiss from your dear lips
Will banish all my fears
My darling I have loved you oh so many years
My darling I have loved you oh so many years

Barbara Allen

T'was in the merry month of May
When flowers were a-bloomin'
Sweet Willie on his deathbed lay
For the love of Barbara Allen

He sent his servant to the town
The town where she did dwell in
Saying "Master dear has sent me here
If your name is Barbara Allen"

Then slowly, slowly she got up
And slowly she went to him
And all she said when she got there
"Young man, I think you're dying"

"Oh don't you remember the other day
When we were in the tavern?
You drank your health to the ladies there
And you slighted Barbara Allen"

He turned his face unto the wall
He turned his back upon her
so long farewell to all my friends
Be kind to Barbara Allen"

She looked to the east, she looked to the west
She saw his corpse a-comin'
"Oh sit him down for me" she cried
"That I may gaze upon him"

The more she looked the more she grieved
She bursted out to cryin'
Sayin' "Pick me up and carry me home
For I feel like I am dyin'"

They buried Willie in the old churchyard
And Barbara in the new one
From Willie's grave there grew a rose
From Barbara's a green briar

They grew and grew to the old church wall
And could not grow no higher
And there they died in a true love-knot
The rosebush and the briar

Rockin' Alone (In An Old Rockin' Chair)

Sitting alone in an old rocking chair
I saw an old mother with silvery hair
She seemed so neglected by those who should care
Rocking alone in an old rocking chair

Her hands were all callused and wrinkled and old
A life of hard work was the story they told
And I thought of angels as I saw her there
Rocking alone in an old rocking chair

Bless her old heart, do you think she'd complain
Though life has been bitter she'd live it again
And carry that cross that is more than her share
Rocking alone in an old rocking chair

It wouldn't take much just to gladden her heart
Just some small remembrance on somebody's part
A letter would brighten her empty life there
Rocking alone in an old rocking chair

I look at her and I think "What a shame"
The ones who forgot her she loves just the same
And I think of angels as I see her there
Rocking alone in an old rocking chair

I'm Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail

"I'm not in your town to stay"
Said a lady old and gray
To the warden of the penitentiary
"I'm not in your town to stay
And I'll soon be on my way
I'm just here to get my baby out of jail
Oh warden, I'm just here to get my baby out of jail"

"I tried to raise my baby right
I have prayed both day and night
That he wouldn't follow footsteps of his dad
I have searched both far and wide
And I feared that he had died
But at last I've found my baby here in jail
Oh warden, at last I've found my baby here in jail"

"It was just five years today
When his daddy passed away
He was found beneath the snow so cold and white
Tíwas then I bowed to take his ring
And his gold watch and his chain
Then the county laid his daddy in the grave
Yes warden, the county laid his daddy in the grave"

"I will pawn you his watch
I will pawn you his chain
I will pawn you my diamond wedding ring
I will wash all your clothes
I will scrub all your floors
If that will get my baby out of jail
Yes warden, if that will get my baby out of jail"

Then I heard the warden say to the lady old and gray
"I'll go bring your darling baby to your side"
Two iron gates swung wide apart
She held her darling to her heart
She kissed her baby boy and then she died
But smiling, she kissed her baby boy and then she died

"I'm not in your town to stay" said a lady old and gray
"I'm just here to get my baby out of jail
Yes warden, I'm just here to get my baby out of jail"

Kentucky

Kentucky
You are the dearest land outside of Heaven to me
Kentucky
I miss your laurel and your redbud trees

When I die,
I want to rest upon a graceful mountain so high
For that is
Where God will look for me

Kentucky
I miss the old folks singing in the silvery moonlight
Kentucky
I miss the hound dogs chasiní coons

I know that
My mother, dad and sweetheart are waiting for me
Kentucky
I will be coming soon
Kentucky

Put My Little Shoes Away

Mother dear come bathe my forehead
For Iím growing very weak
Mother let one drop of water
Fall upon my burning cheek

Iím going away to leave you mother darling
And remember what I say
Do this wonít you please dear mother
Put my little shoes away

Santa Claus he brought them to me
With a lot of other things
I believe he brought an Angel
With a pair of golden wings

Tell my loving little playmates
That I never more will play
Give them all my toys but mother
Put my little shoes away

Iím going away to leave you mother darling
And remember what I say
Do this wonít you please dear mother
Put my little shoes away

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