B i o g r a p h y
 (by Craig Harris)

Patty Griffin is one of the most promising singer-songwriters to come out of the Boston/Cambridge folk music scene in the past few years. Although her two albums have been sparsely produced, Griffin's poetic lyricism, bluesy alto vocals and melodic guitar picking have aimed directly at the deepest emotions of her listeners. The youngest of seven children, Griffin grew up listening to her mother sing while doing housework and her grandmother's family singing on the front porch at night. In addition to listening intently to The Beatles, Griffin was fascinated by the music of Bruce Springsteen and Rickie Lee Jones. Although she acquired a fifty dollar guitar and began writing songs at the age of sixteen, Griffin gave little thought to a career as a musician. After living in Florida for nearly two years, Griffin moved to Boston and was married. While her husband encouraged her to perform, Griffin spent most of her time as a waitress. When her husband announced that he "didn't want to be married anymore" in 1992, Griffin found herself on her own and began to perform in Boston area coffeehouses. She quickly attracted attention to her well-crafted songs and gutsy vocals. After Griffin's over-produced demo tape reached the ears of a talent scout, she was encouraged to re-record it with just her guitar and voice. Within six months, the re-done demo resulted in Griffin being offered a recording contract with A&M. The tape was later released as Griffin's debut album, Living With Ghosts, and inspired comparisons with recordings by Tori Amos and Alanis Morisette. Griffin's second album, Flaming Red, was released in 1998. Four years later, Griffin appeared with a modest acoustic effort entitled 1,000 Kisses. While touring in support of the album in 2002, Griffin documented behind the scenes footage for a future DVD collection. A Kiss In Time, which appeared in Octoiber 2003, included coverage of the tour, interviews, and two full-length videos. A separate disc capturing Griffin's live stint at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium coincided the package. Artists such as Lisa Germano, Emmylou Harris, and Buddy & Julie Miller joined Griffin for the recording of her fourth album, Impossible Dream, which appeared in April 2004.




Living with ghosts
- 1996-05-26 -

Moses
Let Him Fly
Every Little Bit
Time Will Do the Talking
Mad Mission
Poor Man's House
Forgiveness
You Never Get What You Want
Sweet Lorraine
You're Not Alone
 


Flaming Red
- 1998-06-23 -

Flaming Red
One Big Love
Tony
Change
Goodbye
Carry Me
Christina
Wiggley Fingers
Blue Sky
Big Daddy
Go Now
Mary
Peter Pan


1000 Kisses
- 2002-04-09 -

Rain
Chief
Stolen Car
Making Pies
Be Careful
Long Ride Home
Nobody's Crying
Tomorrow Night
Mil Besos
Reprise (Instrumental)
 


Silver Bell
- 2003-10-08 -

Little God
Boston
Perfect White
Truth
What You Are
Silver Bell
Driving
Sooner or Later
Top of the World
Sorry & Sad
Making Pies
Mother of God
One more Girl
Standing


Impossible dream
- 2004-04-20 -

Love throws a line
Cold as it gets
Kite
Standing
Useless desires
Top of the world
Rowing song
Don't come easy
Florida
Mother of God
Icicles falling

 


Children Running Through
- 2007-02-06 -

You'll Remember
Stay On The Ride
Trapeze
Getting Ready
Burgundy Shoes
Heavenly Day
No Bad News
Railroad Wings
Up To The Mountains
(MLK Song)
I Don't Ever Give Up
Someone Else's Tomorrow
Crying Over


Downtown Church
- 2010-01-26 -



House Of Gold
Move Up
Little Fire
Death's Got A Warrant

If I Had My Way
Coming Home To Me
Wade In The Water

Never Grow Old
Virgen de Guadalupe
I Smell A Rat
Waiting For My Child
The Strange Man
We Shall All Be Reunited
All Creatures of Our God and King

American Kid
- 2013-05-07 -



Go Wherever You Wanna Go
Don't Let Me Die In Florida
Ohio
Wild Old Dog
Mom & Dad's Waltz
Faithful Son
Highway Song
That Kind Of Lonely
Irish Boy
Get Ready Marie
Not A Bad Man
Gonna Miss You When You're Gone

Servant of Love
- 2015-09-25 -



Servant of Love
Gunpowder
Good and Gone
Hurt a Little While
250,000 Miles
Made of the Sun
Everything'
s Changed
Rider of Days
There Isn'
t One Way
Noble Ground
Snake Charmer
You Never Asked Me
Shine a Different Way

Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

Sandinista
The Best Is Yet To Come


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Living with ghosts

Moses

Diamonds, roses,I need Moses
To cross this sea of loneliness,
Part this red river of pain
I don't necessarily buy any key to the future or happiness
But I need a little place in the sun sometimes
Or I think I will die

Everywhere is somewhere
And nowhere is near
Everybody got somebody
With their wine and their beer
So I'm just this tragic figure
In the corner over here
With an empty apartment
And a best friend who is queer

Everytime I see him he smiles
And he tells me how well he's walking these miles
But he never ever asks a single thing about me
If I die, he'd hear about it eventually
Diamonds, roses,
I need Moses
To cross this sea of loneliness,
Part this red river of pain

Everywhere is somewhere
And nowhere is near
Everybody got somebody
With their wine and their beer
So I'm just this tragic figure
In the corner over here
Go home to an empty apartment
And call a best friend who is a queer

Diamonds, roses,
I need Moses
To cross this sea of loneliness,
Part this red river of pain
To cross this sea of loneliness,
Part this red river of pain
To cross this sea of loneliness,
Part this red river of pain

Let Him Fly

Ain't no talkin to this man
Ain't no pretty other side
Ain't no way to understand the stupid words of pride
It would take an acrobat, and I already tried all that so
I'm gonna let him fly
Things can move at such a pace
The second hand just waved goodbye
You know the light has left his face
But you can't recall just where or why
So there was really nothing to it
I just went and cut right through it
I said I'm gonna let him fly

There's no mercy in a live wire
No rest at all in freedom
Of the choices we are given it's no choice at all
The proof is in the fire
You touch before it moves away
But you must always know how long to stay and when to go

And there ain't no talkin to this man
He's been tryin to tell me so
It took awhile to understand the beauty of just letting go
Cause it would take an acrobat, I already tried all that
I'm gonna let him fly
I'm gonna let him fly
I'm gonna let him fly

Every Little Bit

It's funny how a morning turns a love to shame
Disguised and disfigured and you thought I tasted like rain
There's nothing here but a shadow nothin here
Now you know
Now you know
Now you know
Now you know
There's nothin here but the shadow
And now you know

I spit, I spit in the eye
I tear, I tear out my heart
And I scatter the bits
I stay unseen by the light
I stay untold by the truth
I'm sold by a lie
By this I am able in all of my travels
To make these memories quit
But tonight I clearly recall every little bit

I can chew like a cannibal
I can yell like a cat
I even had you believing that I
Really really like it like that
But there was never a moment
Not a moment
Now you know
Now you know
Now you know
Now you know
You ever got within a hundred
Million miles of my soul

I spit, I spit in the eye
I tear, I tear out my heart
And I scatter the bits
I stay unseen by the light
I stay untold by the truth
I'm sold by a lie
By this I am able in all of my travels
To make these memories quit
But tonight I clearly recall every little bit

You left open the window till the morning
And the winter walked in
Reality fired her wooden bullet
Splintered under our skin
They say I'm walking on freedom
This is freedom
Now I know
Now I know
Now I know
Now I know
I still don't blame you for leaving,baby
It's cold living with ghosts

I spit, I spit in the eye
I tear, I tear out my heart
and I scatter the bits
I stay unseen by the light
I stay untold by the truth
I'm sold by a lie
By this I am able in all of my travels
To make these memories quit
But tonight I clearly recall every little bit

Time Will Do the Talking

You were so cruel
I hated being your fool
So I got a little bit more mud on my face
But the years will bring a bigger scheme of things
And make a pretty memory out of my disgrace
I don't believe there is such a thing as saying too much
There are those who like to look and
Those who ain't afraid to touch

Oh baby don't you know that the
Time will do the talking
Years will do the walking
I'll just find a comfy spot and wait it out
Time will do the talking
Years will do the walking
Time will tell you baby what you can't hear now

Well we dig our heels in
And wonder who's gonna win
Who is gonna win it or wear it out
I change the lock on the door
Or learn how to take a little more
I can outrun all of the devils there
But never the doubt
Try not to throw all your money into 20/20 vision
For the world won't wait on politics or indecision

Oh baby don't you know that the
Time will do the talking
Years will do the walking
I'll just find a comfy spot and wait it out
Time will do the talking
Years will do the walking
Time will tell you baby what you can't hear now

Can you hear the voice inside you
It calls you back to where you belong
Can you see the one beside you
Who's been standin' there all along
Baby, well you were so cruel
I hated being your fool
So I got a little bit more
Mud on my face
But the years will bring
The bigger scheme of things
And make a pretty memory out of my disgrace

The time will do the talking
Years will do the walking
I'll just find a comfy spot and wait it out
Time will do the talking
Years will do the walking
Time will tell you baby what you can't hear now
Time will tell you baby what you can't hear now
Time will tell you baby what you can't hear now

Mad Mission

We were drinking like the Irish
But we were drinking scotch
Bartender turned on a movie
Everybody turned to watch
And every single eye was gleaming
As he reached the final scene
Well, at least mine did
Here's lookin' at you, kid

It's a mad mission
Under difficult conditions
Not everybody makes it
To the loving cup
It's a mad mission
But I got the ambition
Mad, mad mission
Sign me up

I think I've seen the look before,yes,
It's kind of non-commital
It says come hither, baby
But then he's hard wood to whittle
It says it don't mean a thing
But still, somebody does
He'd like you to join the club that likes to say
there's no such thing as love and

It's a mad mission
Under difficult conditions
Not everybody makes it
To the loving cup
It's a mad mission
But I got the ambition
Mad, mad mission
Sign me up

Sometimes you find yourself
Flying low at night
Flying blind and looking for
Any sign of light
You're cold and scared, and all alone
You'd do anything just to make it home

It's a mad mission
Under difficult conditions
not everybody makes it
To the loving cup
It's a mad mission
But I got the ambition
Mad, mad mission
Sign me up

Sign me up

Poor Man's House

You know you've done enough when every bone is sore
You know you've prayed enough
When you don't ask any more
You know you're coming to some kind of understanding
When every dream you've dreamed
Has passed and you're still standing
Mama says god tends to every little skinny sheep
So count your ribs and say your prayers and get to sleep
Nothing is louder to god's ears than a poor mans sorrow
Daddy is poor today and he will be poor tomorrow

Hey that's the poor man's house
Everybody get a look at the poor man's house
Everywhere they went before must have turned them out
And now they're living in a poor man's house

There's nothing like poverty to get you into heaven
They got a lot of wine and fish up there
And the bread's unleavened
They got a lot of ears that heard a whip go crack
Lots of missing toes and fingers
And scars upon their backs
Daddy's been working too much for days and days
He doesn't eat
He never says much
But I think this time it's got him beat
It isn't that he isn't strong or kind or clever
Your daddy's poor today
And he will be poor forever

Tey that's the poor man's house
Those kids are living in a poor man's house
They walk to school with the soles
Of their shoes worn out
And come home in the evening to the poor man's house

What are you chopping that wood for
Why are you growing that corn
Mama's sewing a brand new shirt and
You're wearing the one that's torn
I guess it's for some one elses kid who wasn't born
In a poor man's house

Hey take a look at that house
Everybody we're living in a poor man's house
Seems like everywhere we go they find us out
Find out that we've been living in a poor man's house

Forgiveness

We are swimming with the snakes
At the bottom of the well
So silent and peaceful in the darkness where we fell
But we are not snakes and what's more
We never will be
And if we stay swimming here forever we will
Never be free

I heard them ringing the bells
In heaven and hell
They got a secret
They're getting ready to tell
It's falling from the sky
Calling from the graves
Open your eyes, boy, I think we are saved
Open your eyes, boy, I think we are saved
Let's take a walk on the bridge
Right over this mess
Don't need to tell me a thing, baby
We've already confessed
And I raised my voice to the air
And we were blessed
Everybody needs a little forgiveness
Everybody needs a little forgiveness

We are calling for him tonight on this
Thin phone line
As usual we're having ourselves one
hell of a time
And the planes keep flying right over our heads
No matter how lond we shout
"Hey, hey, hey !"
And we keep waving and waving
Our arms in the air
But we're all tired out

I heard somebody say
Today's the day
A big old hurricaine
Is blowing our way
Knocking over the buildings
Killing all the light
Open your eyes, boy, we made it through the night
Open your eyes, boy, we made it through the night
Let's take a walk on the bridge
Right over this mess
Don't need to tell me a thing, baby
We've already confessed
And I raised my voice to the air
And we were blessed
It's hard to give
It's hard to get
It's hard to live still I think it's the best bet
It's hard to give and I'm never gonna forget
But everybody needs a little forgiveness
Everybody needs a little forgiveness

You Never Get What You Want

You first found me in my holding pen
Stopped to take a look and stuck your finger in
I bit one off and you came back again and again
Then the nice people let me out one day
And you told me how to act and
What to say
But you never get what you wanted that way

You never get what you want
You never get what you want and I don't think it's my fault
You never get what you want, do you baby?

Everything's always such a mystery
Including your sad little history
Do you still think someone should
take responsibility and pay
Ever since I've know you you've walked that walk
You've broken all the records
Now you've broken all the clocks
And everytime it breaks my heart to hear you talk this way

You never get what you want
You never get what you want and I don't think it's my fault
You never get what you want, do you baby?

Everybody's been sad, everybody's been tragic
Whole lot of hard times, whole little bit of magic
These bitter bitter fruits and these endless hallways
They're killing us baby
We gotta walk away, walk away

You never get what you want
You never get what you want
You spend your whole time thinkin 'bout why I'm so deranged
Well honey, why don't you think about that for a change?
You never get what you want
You never get what you want
Your whole damn life
You never get what you want
Not your whole damn life
You never get what you want
And I don't think it's my fault
You never get what you want
Do you baby


Sweet Lorraine

Sweet Lorraine the fiery haired brown eyed schemer
Who came from a long line of drinkers and dreamers
Who knew that sunshine don't hold up to dark
Whose businesses fail
Who sleep in the park
Lorraine who spoke of paintings in Paris
And outlandish things to her family just to scare us
whose heart went pokin' where it shouldn't ought
Whose mother could only sppit at the thought of
Lorraine, sweet Lorraine

Her father her father would tear out like a page of the bible
Then he'd burn down the house to announce his arriva1
Her mother was working and never was home
Lorraine carved out a little life of her own
Lorraine started working, Lorraine went to school
Her mother threw stones at her on the day that she moved
Now isn't that a very strange thing to do
For someone who never really wanted you
Lorraine, sweet Lorraine

Her daddy called her a slut and a whore
On the night before her wedding day
The very next morning at the church
Her daddy gave Lorraine away
Lorraine, sweet Lorraine

In the battle of time in the battle of will
It's only your hope and your heart that gets killed
And it gets harder and harder lorraine, to believe in magic
When what came before you is so very tragic
Lorraine, sweet Lorraine
Lorraine, sweet Lorraine

You're Not Alone

She sees him laying in the bed alone tonight
The only thing a touching him is a crack of light
Pieces of her hair are wrapped
Around and 'round his fingers
And he reaches for her side
For any sign of her that lingers

And she says you are not alone
Laying in the light
Put out the fire in your head
And lay with me tonight

One of them bullets went straight for the jugular vein
There were people running , a flash of light
Then everything changed
Nothing really matters in the end you know
All the worrys sever
Don't be afraid for me my friend
One day we all fall down forever

She says you are not alone
Laying in the light
Put out the fire in your head
And lay with me tonight

The wedding date was June just like any other bride
She loved him like no one before
And it was good to be alive
But sometimes that can slip away as fast
As any fingers through your hands
So you let time forgive the past
And go and make some other plans

You are not alone
Laying in the light
Put out the fire in your head
And lay with me tonight
You are not alone
Laying in the light
Put out the fire in your head
And lay with me tonight

Flaming red

Flaming Red

Took a walk around the block
Bought a candle it was
Flaming red flaming red
Thought a thought then
I forgot so
I sang a happy song
In my head in my head

Wore my red shoes
Wore my red shoes again
Getting worn out from
All of the wandering
Worn out and holy
Holy as Jesus
Me and my red shoes
Nothing can please us

Stupid girl
She was dressed like
She deserved everything that she got
bloody pumps
Dead girl
Hey, world
Thanks a lot
Thanks a lot

Wore my red shoes
Wore my red shoes again
Getting worn out from
All of the wandering
Worn out and holy
Holy as Jesus
Me and my red shoes
Nothing can, nothing can please us

Flaming red (x8)
Walkin' in my red shoes and I
Get so worn out
walkin' in my red shoes and my
Soles are torn out
Walkin' in my red shoes and I'm
Holy as Jesus and I'm
Walkin' in my red shoes and
Nothing can, nothing can please us
Flaming red ( 12x )

One Big Love

Let's take a ride to the seaside
We can go out swimming in the high tide
Just wear your shorts and your long hair
Don't forget the lawn chair
Everybody's gone to the movies
Everybody's gone and its groovy
They went to the one about the big war
I didn't, I'd seen it before

I guess I'm taking my chances
Giving up the ring throwing in the gloves
I guess I'm taking my chances
Trading in my things
A couple wings on a little white dove
And one big love, one big love

Everybody do like a Monkey
If you want to go on and be funky
No need to talk like a hero
Talk a walk count down to zero
No sense defending your honor
Just go on and kiss him if you wanna
Everything before is gone or is going somewhere

I guess I'm taking my chances
Giving up the ring throwing in the gloves
I guess I'm taking my chances
Trading in my things for a couple wings on a
Little white dove
And one big love one big love
I don't know where we are
And I don't care
And now we're out of gas
And riding on air
And one big love, one big love

Tony

Does anyone remember Tony
A quiet boy, little over weight
He had breasts like a girl
When I wasn't too busy feeling lonely
I'd stare over his shoulder
At a map of the world
He always finished all his homework
Raised his hand in homerooom
He called the morning attendance
With the pledge alligence to the gloom

Hey Tony, what's so good about dying
He said I think I might do a little dying today
He looked in the mirror and saw
A little faggot starin back at him
Pulled out a gun and blew himself away

I hated every day of high school
It's funny, I guess you did too
Its funny how I never knew
There I was sitting right behind you
They wrote it in the local rag
Death comes to the local fag
I guess you finally stopped believing
That any hope would ever find you
Well I know that story,
I was sitting right behind you

Hey Tony, what's so good about dying
He said I think I might do a little dying today
He looked in the mirror and saw
A little faggot starin back at him
Pulled out a gun and blew himself away

Hey Tony whats so good about dying, dying
Hey Tony whats so good about dying, dying
Hey Tony, what's so good about dying
He said I think I might do a little dying today
He looked in the mirror and saw
A little faggot starin back at him
Pulled out a gun and blew himself away
Pulled out a gun and blew himself away
Pulled out a gun and blew himself away
Tony...

Change

Dog comes howling up behind you
Sinks his teeth in your leg
Tells you how now things are
Going to be a little different
And he takes you down a peg
You make him ashamed for you
He buys you a new dress
Because you make him ashamed for you
He'd like you to took your best
So you change oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
So you change oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
So you change oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
And the dog bites down a little harder

Somewhere out in the wild wild west
That silly little thing that we tossed, tossed, tossed
Somehow we don't talk about nothing else but that
Silly little thing that we lost, that we lost, that we lost
And now there's no name for you
Come to find out none of that shit was even true
But now there's no name for you
I understand that we lost that too
When you change oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
So you change oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
So you change oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
And the dog bites down a little harder

Change

Man said "Woman I'm a little tired of you"
And she said "Don't leave me baby
I'll do anything you want me to"
And he said "Can't you do something
About the mess around this place"
She said "Anything baby, anything,
I'll cover my face"

You make him ashamed for you
He buys you a new dress
Cause you make him ashamed for you
In your nakedness
So you change oh oh oh oh oh oh
So you change oh oh oh oh oh oh
So you change oh oh oh oh oh oh
So you change oh oh oh oh oh oh
Change
And the dog bites down a little harder

Goodbye

Occured to me the other day
You've been gone now a couple years
Well, I guess it takes while
For someone to really disappear
And I remember where I was
When the word came about you
It was a day much like today
the sky was bright, and wide, and blue

And I wonder where you are
And if the pain ends when you die
And I wonder if there was
Some better way to say goodbye

Today my heart is big and sore
It's tryin' to push right through my skin
I won't see you anymore
I guess that's finally sinkin' in
'Cause you can't make somebody see
By the simple words you say
All their beauty from within
Sometimes they just look away

But I wonder where you are
And if the pain ends when you die
And I wonder if there was
Some better way to say goodbye

Carry Me

Maybe they come by land
Maybe they come by sea
Maybe they've already come
Maybe they come by me
Slipping into the twilight
I ride the broken wave tonight
An old song on the radio
You knew a long time ago
An old song on the radio
Going out over the ocean

Maybe it's World War I
Maybe its World War III
Maybe it's Vietnam
Maybe we're on TV
Falling into the tall grass
Melting into the tall grass
Spilling out over the lip and
Into the ocean
Into the ocean

Carry carry carry me
Over the ocean, over the ocean
Over the ocean, over the ocean
Over the sea

Maybe I've come so far
Maybe I'm on my knees
Maybe I'm dead or alive
Maybe I'm dead or alive
Maybe I'm none of these
Just an old song on the radio
Someone put on a long time ago
Going out over the ocean
Over and over the ocean
Over and over the ocean
Over and over the ocean

Christina

If you had the real thing how would you tell
Liars can say it all just as well
Every single word you've heard in vain
Baubles of gold, stars in your hair
Reflections that told that they were not there
And the diamonds on your cheeks have turned to flames
And up in the air they would write your name there
But love would fall to pieces in the rain
Who would know better than you
A hundred love letters and none of them true

Christina, Christina

It's a wondrous world of ridiculous things
With nothing so rare as the love that it brings
In the silence of a smile that understands
A piece of the action, pieces of gold
Everyone's paid well and does what they're told
For the simple daughter of a simple man
And up in the air they would write your name there
Their love will fall to pieces in the rain
Who would know better than you
A hundred love letters and none of them true

Christina, Christina
Christina, Christina

Wiggley Fingers

I'll never be sad, I'll never be lonely
I'll never be hungry and I'll never be homely
Never make a noise when I'm kissing a boy
Amen amen
Old John Paul is keepin' a tab
In his big red folder
At night he is dreaming
Of hollow candle holders
Big is the weight of the world
on his shoulders
Amen amen amen amen

He's keeping those dirty little wiggley fingers to himself
And he sees you keeping those dirty little wiggley fingers to yourself
Cause he's always keeping those dirty little wiggley fingers to himself
Always keeping those dirty little, hey

Shakin' the tree baby
You should be shaking the bed
You know you're rocking the boat baby
Should be rocking your head
While the family's watching
60 minutes instead
Amen amen amen amen amen

You're keeping those dirty little wiggley fingers to yourself
You're keeping your dirty little, hey
You're keeping those dirty little wiggley fingers to yourself
You're keeping your dirty little, oh yeah
They'll send you flying right out of St. Francis Xavier
With a note to your daddy about your unspeakable behavior
And who in the hell is gonna be your savior now
Everyone says love is a labor
So I guess you go call a sex line
If you want to love your neighbor, baby
I'm standing right here and I'm just getting safer and safer
Amen amen amen amen amen amen amen amen

You know I'm always
Keeping my dirty little wiggley fingers to myself
I said I'm keeping those dirty little, hey
Keeping those dirty little wiggley fingers to myself
Keeping those dirty little, oh yeah
They'll send me flying right out of St. Francis Xavier
With a note to my daddy about my unspeakable behavior
And who in the hell said I need a savior anyhow

I got the dirty little wiggley fingers
I got the dirty little wiggley fingers
I got the dirty little wiggley fingers
I love the feeling of the wiggley
I love the dirty little wiggley
I love the feeling of the wiggley
I love the dirty little wiggley
Dirty
Little
Fingers
Yeah

Blue Sky

The farther I come the farther I fall
Whatever I knew it was nothing at all
Nothing at all, just making me small
Smaller and smaller
I fall back

Sooner or later with a view from the ground
Chasing the race and the races run you down
Sooner or later with a view from the ground
And a tear in your eye
You say baby why can't we fly
Into the blue sky
High
Into the blue sky

Be my singing lesson
Be my song
When I tell you I'm falling
You tell me I'm strong
You say trees have grown tall
birds have flown high
Higher and higher
Goodbye goodbye goodbye
I'll fly over a rainbow
I'll be sun kissed
Sail around the planet Venus
And send a long letter
Way back home
That says all that I know
All that I know is the blue sky
High in the blue sky

The farther I come the farther I fall
Whatever I knew it was nothing at all
Trees have grown tall, birds have flown high
Higher and higher
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

Big Daddy

We're rocking big daddy
How bout that
How bout that
Here he comes again
Me and my friends
We all laugh at him
Cuz he's so funny
Warm and fuzzy
We're rocking big daddy
How bout that
A celebration!
A celebration!
He caught a little fish
He had one wish
Daddy
We're rocking big daddy
A celebration!
A celebration!
Please throw the little fish back

Go Now

Here's your moon
Here's your stars
Go now
Go now
Here's the sun
Here's the birds
Here's you are
Go now
Go now

Got a stellar reputation
As the star that never fell
As the train that left the station
As the secret that no one could ever tell
Here's the lamp
Here's the landing
We might never understand it
Go now
Go now
Here's the trees red and gold
Here's the snow
Here we go now
Let's go now

I was waiting for the leap year
And got caught out in the rain
Singing like a sparrow
Always planning my narrow escape

Here's the morning shining on us
Here's the twilight upon us
Here's the moon
Here's the stars
Here I am
Here you are
Let's go now

Mary

Mary you're covered in roses, you're covered in ashes
You're covered in rain
You're covered in babies, you're covered in slashes
You're covered in wilderness, you're covered in stains
You cast aside the sheet, you cast aside the shroud
Of another man, who served the world proud
You greet another son, you lose another one
On some sunny day and always stay, Mary

Jesus says Mother I couldn't stay another day longer
Flys right by me and leaves a kiss upon her face
While the angels are singin' his praises in a blaze of glory
Mary stays behind and starts cleaning up the place

Mary she moves behind me
She leaves her fingerprints everywhere
Everytime the snow drifts, everytime the sand shifts
Even when the night lifts, she's always there

Jesus said Mother I couldn't stay another day longer
Flys right by me and leaves a kiss upon her face
While the angels are singin' his praises in a blaze of glory
Mary stays behind and starts cleaning up the place

Mary you're covered in roses, you're covered in ruin
You're covered in secrets
Your'e covered in treetops, you're covered in birds
Who can sing a million songs without any words
You cast aside the sheets, you cast aside the shroud
Of another man, who served the world proud
You greet another son, you lose another one
On some sunny day and always stay
Mary, Mary, Mary

Peter Pan

Hey, Peter Pan
I'm going home now
I've done all I can
Besides I'm grown now
I'll think of you all painted with the night
You sit and watch from somewhere
As one by one the lights go out

I wrote a note to tell you how you matter
When the rain came down
All the letters scattered
And washed away
Drifted off to Never
Where you'll be safe from me now forever

I believe you now when
You say that this will hurt
So I don't have to go and
Play with you in the dirt now

Hey Peter Pan
I'm going home now
I'm all grown up
Your on your own now
I'll think of you all painted with the night
You sit and watch from somewhere
As one by one the lights go out

1000 Kisses

Rain

It's hard to listen to a hard hard heart
Beating close to mine
Pounding up against the stone and steel
Walls that I won't climb
Sometimes a hurt is so deep deep deep
You think that you're gonna drown
Sometimes all I can do is weep weep weep
With all this rain falling down

Strange how hard it rains now
Rows and rows of big dark clouds
When I'm holding on underneath this shroud
Rain

Its hard to know when to give up the fight
Two things you want will just never be right
Its never rained like it has to night before
Now I don't wanna beg you baby
For something maybe you could never give
I'm not looking for the rest of your life
I just want another chance to live

Strange how hard it rains now
Rows and rows of big dark clouds
When I'm holding on underneath this shroud
Rain

Strange how hard it rains now
Rows and rows of big dark clouds
When I'm holding on underneath this shroud
Rain

Strange how hard it rains now
Rows and rows of big dark clouds
When I'm still alive underneath this shroud
Rain Rain Rain

Chief

Chief had been out of the army
For 15 years or more
He was still marching up and down that street
Just like he was a-walking a war
They called him the chief because he was Indian
It was a name they said behind his back
In the summer he'd march without any shoes
Until the soles of his feet turned black
'til the soles of his feet turned black

His hands wouldn't work the machinery
Cause his brain told him what to say
It's a hell of a life
But its somebody's life
Up and down the street all day

Honey, I've been put through the paces
Like a dog running on a track
The wheels keep on going as fast as you get there
You don't ever get to go back
I don't really know what I'm doing
Just watching myself in some play
And the actress looks like she wants to go home
And lie in bed all day
Yeah lie in a big bed all day

Her hands wouldn't work the machinery
Cause his brain tells him what to say
It's a hell of a life
But its somebody's life
Up and down the street all day

Well I wish that you could see me
when I'm flying in my dreams
The way I laugh there way up high
The way I look when I fly
The way I live
The way I fly

Chief got out of the army
Jesus went to live with the poor
I'm still marching up and down that street
I don't know what I'm doing that for
I don't know what I'm doing that for
I don't know what I'm doing that for

Stolen Car

I met a little girl and I settled down
In a little house on out on the edge of town
We got married, swore we'd never part
Then little by little we drifted from eachother's hearts
At first I thought it was just restlessness
That it'd fade as time went by, and our love would heal
In the end it was something more, I guess
Tore us apart and made us real

I'm driving a stolen car
Down on Eldridge Avenue
Each night I wait to get caught
But I never do

She asked if I remembered the letters I wrote
When our love was young and bold
She said last night she read those letters
And they made her feel one hundred years old

I'm driving a stolen car
On a pitch black
And I'm telling myself
It's gonna be all right
I drive by night
And I travel in fear
That in this darkness
I will disappear

Making Pies

It's not far
I can walk
Down the block
To TableTalk
Close my eyes
Make the pies all day

Plastic a cap
On my hair
I used to mind
Now I don't care
I used to mind
Now I don't care
Cause I'm gray

Did I show you this picture of my nephew
Taken at his big birthday surprise
At my sister's house last Sunday
This is Monday and I'm making pies
I'm making pies
Making pies
Pies

Thursday nights
I go and type
Down at the church
For Father Mike
It gets me out
And he ain't hard to like
At all

Jesus stares at me
In my chair
With his big blue eyes
And his honey brown hair
And he's looking at me
Way up there
On the wall

Did I show you this picture of my sweetheart
Taken of us before the war
Of the Greek and his Italian girl
One Sunday at the shore

We tied our ribbons to the fire escape
They were taken by the birds
Who flew home to the country
As the bombs rained on the world

5am
Here I am
Walking the block
To TableTalk
You could cry or die
Or just make pies all day
I'm making pies
Making pies
Making pies
Making pies

Be Careful

All the girls in the Paris night
All the girls in the pale moonlight
All the girls with the shopping bags
All the girls with the washing rags

All the girls on the telephones
All the girls standing all alone
All the girls sitting on the wires
Who one by one fly into the fire

Be careful how you bend me
Be careful where you send me
Careful how you end me
Be careful with me

All the girls standing by your beds
All the girls standing on their heads
All the girls with the broken arms
All the girls with the deadly charms

All the girls in the restaurants
Pretending to be nonchalant
Funny girls on the T.V. shows
Close your eyes and they turn to snow

Be careful how you bend me
Be careful where you send me
Careful how you end me
Be careful with me

All the girls working overtime
Telling you everything is fine
All the girls in the beauty shops
Girls tongues catching the raindrops

All the girls that you'll never see
Forever a mystery
All the girls with their secret ways
All the girls who have gone astray

Be careful how you bend me
Be careful where you send me
Careful how you end me
Be careful with me
Be careful how you bend me
Be careful with me

Long Ride Home

Long black limousine
Shiniest car I've ever seen
The back seat is nice and clean
She rides as quiet as a dream
Someone dug a hole six long feet in the ground
I said goodbye to you and I threw my roses down
Ain't nothing left at all in the end of being proud
With me riding in a race car, and you flying through the clouds

I've had some time to think about you
And watch the stone set like a stone
I've had some time to think about you
On the long ride home

One day I took your tiny hand
Put your finger in the wedding band
Your daddy gave a piece of land
We laid ourselves the best of plans
Forty years go by with someone laying in your bed
Forty years of things you wish you'd never said
How hard would it have been to say some kinder words instead
I wonder as I stare up at the sky turning red

I've had some time to think about you
And watch the stone set like a stone
I've had some time to think about you
On the long ride home

Headlights staring at the driveway
The house is dark as it can be
I go inside and all is silent
It seems as empty as the inside of me

I've had some time to think about you
And watch the stone set like a stone
I've had some time to think about you
On the long, on the long
Oh the long, on the long
On the long ride home

Nobody's Crying

Well he jumps in the taxi, headed for the sky
He's off to slay some demon dragonfly
And he looked at me, that long last time
Turned away again and I waved goodbye
In an envelope, inside his coat
Is a chain I wore, around my throat
Along with, a note I wrote
Said "I love you but, I don't even know why"

But darling, I wish you well
On your way to the wishing well
Swinging off of those gates of hell
But I can tell how hard you're trying
Just have that secret hope
sometimes all we do is cope
Somewhere on the steepest slope
There'll be an endless rope
and nobody crying.

Well a long night turns into a couple long years
Of me walkin' around, around this trail of tears
Where the very loud voices of my own fears
Is ringin' and ringin' in my ears
It says that love is long gone
Every move I make is all wrong
Says you never gave a damn for me
For anything, for anyone

But darling, I wish you well
On your way to the wishing well
Swinging off of those gates of hell
But I can tell how hard you're trying,
Just have that secret hope
Sometimes all we do is cope
Somewhere on the steepest slope
there'll be an endless rope
And nobody crying.

May you dream you are dreaming, in a warm soft bed
And may the voices inside you that fill you with dread
Make the sound of thousands of angels instead
Tonight where you might be laying your head

But darling, I wish you well
On your way to the wishing well
Swinging off of those gates of hell
But I can tell how hard you're trying
Just have that secret hope
Sometimes all we do is cope
Somewhere on the steepest slope
there'll be an endless rope
And nobody crying.
And nobody crying,
Nobody crying

Tomorrow Night

( Bob Dylan )

Tomorrow night will you remember what you said tonight
Tomorrow night will all the thrill be gone
Tomorrow night will it be just another memory
Or just another song that's in my heart to linger on

Your lips are so tender, your heart is beating fast
And you willingly surrender to me, but darling will it last
Tomorrow night will you be with me when the moon is bright
Tomorrow night will you say those lovely things you said tonight

Your lips are so tender, your heart is beating fast
And you willingly surrender to me, but darling will it last
Tomorrow night will you be with me when the moon is bright
Tomorrow night will you say those lovely things you said tonight

Mil Besos

He encontrado en tu amor,
La fe perdida,
Ahora tiene mi vida una razón.
No sé si fue el embrujo de tus ojos,
Que le dijo a tus labios,
Róbale el corazón.

Yo sé que en los mil besos
Que te he dado en la boca
Se me fue el corazón;
Y dicen que es pecado
Querer como te quiero,
Quizás tengan razón.

Pero que ha de importarme
Todo lo que me digan,
No te he de olvidar;
Que si es pecado amarte
Yo he de seguir pecando
Nunca lo he de ocultar.

Te he de seguir amando,
Te he de seguir besando
Hasta volverte loca.
Hasta que me devuelvas
El corazón que en besos
Yo te deje en la boca…
I have found in your love,
The lost faith,
Now a reason has my life.
I do not know if it were the spell of your eyes,
That it said to him to your lips,
Rob him the heart.

I know that in the thousand kisses
That I have given you in the mouth
It was itself to me the heart;
And they say that he is sinned
To want as I want to you,
Perhaps they are right.
But that is to matter to me
Everything what they say to me,
I do not have to forget to you;
That if he is sinned amarte
I have to continue sinning
Never there am it to hide.

I have to you to continue loving,
I have to you to continue kissing
Until I go crazy.

Until you give back to me
The heart that in kisses
I leave you in the mouth...

Silver Bell

Little God

Good morning, little god
I see you've come for me again
With a noose between your teeth
You are not my friend

Pouring little cups of tea
Humming a little tune
You sit across from me
And fill my little room

Little god

Smoke is in the air
From your little cigarette
You tell me to throw the fight
You go and place your little bet

Shake, little god
Shake your little fists
All the strippers think you're odd
But you leave the biggest tips

Little god

Where, oh, where
Did I leave myself today
On the bed, in the chair
Did I send myself away
On a sleepy afternoon
Will I be returning soon

Laugh your little laugh
Stomp your little feet
They talk behind your back
All these people that you meet

They say time is running out
And you don't know what to do
And I hear them talk about
Another place to live but not with you

Little god
Little god
Little god

God

You've got to do better than that
You've got to do better than that
You've got to do better than that
Better than that

Boston

I went back to Boston
Back to the city you're lost in
I went back to the place without you, facing the stone

Walked around Harvard Square
The runaway kids are still hanging out there
And I took the red line all the way
Across the River Charles

Some things try and try
And they never fly
And they never fly
You reach up from the waves
And find that you're only waving goodbye

Went walking in Boston
Over a bridge I used to walk on
I was looking for my heart
That I'd flung into that sea of stone, stone

Boston said you need not apply
For your license to fly
Hey young lady don't be so surprised
You know you're not alone

Some things try and try
And they never fly
And they never fly
You reach up from the waves
And find that you're only waving goodbye
It was Memorial Day
I went to where you lay
There were thousands of people
Just like you in a giant graveyard

You came all that way
Looking for the sky
And got a slap in the face
You had a desperate need to be loved
You just got put in that place
You better know your place, boy

Some things try and try
And they never fly
And they never fly
You reach up from the waves
And find that you're only waving goodbye
Only waving
You're only waving
You're only waving
You're only waving goodbye
Goodbye

Perfect White

Heaped from a snowy white mountain
Slipped down a snowy white hill
Came from a water fountain
Water was sweet until

Sunshine on a shiny ocean
Sunshine on a shiny bay
I opened a tiny shutter and
Sunshine blowing me away

And I don't know a thing
Don't know a thing
Don't know a thing
Don't know a thing
Don't know a thing
Don't know a thing
Don't know a thing about
Perfect white girls that wear gold and

I'm very busy
I'm very very busy baby
I'm very very busy becoming invisible
Why would you want
Why would you want to disappear
School is a women
Ask any woman that's sitting here

And I don't a thing
Don't know a thing
Don't know a thing
Don't know a thing
Don't know a thing
Don't know a thing
Don't know a thing about
Perfect white girls that wear gold and

If you kiss their asses long enough
They might let you kiss their asses
If you kiss their asses long enough
They might let you kiss their asses

So here I come in a river my hips
Here I come with my big red lips
Hidden now a newfound friend
Cause I'm never going back again

And I don't a thing
Don't know a thing
Don't know a thing
Don't know a thing
Don't know a thing
Know a thing
La la la la la la la...

Truth

You don't like the sound of the truth
Coming from my mouth
You say that I like the proof
Baby that might be so
I might get to the end of my life
Find out everyone was lying
Look like you are not afraid anymore
I say that I would rather die trying

Oh swing me way down south
Sing me something brave from your mouth
And I'll bring you pearls of water on my hips
And the love in my lips
All the love in my lips

This time when I swung the bat
And I found myself laying flat
I wondered
What a way to spend a dime
What a way to use the time
Aint it baby?
Now I looked at our reflections
In the window walking past
And I saw a stranger
I think we're just so scared all the time
That's the main reason why
The world is so dangerous

Oh swing me waw down south
Sing me something brave from your mouth
And I'll bring you pearls of water on my hips
And the love in my lips
All the love in my lips

You don't like the sound of the truth
Coming from my mouth
You say that I like the proof
Baby that might be so
Tell what's wrong with having a little faith
In what you're feelin in your heart
Why must we be so afraid
And always so far apart

What You Are

All the ladies, on the lake they start to dance
It's been a long time, dont you wish you had the chance
What do you wish you were?
Do you wish you were the silence on the moon?
Nobody knows but maybe you will be soon

I used to think the sidewalk was the way
Always waiting for my lucky day
Over and over every patch of gray
One day inside me i was lucky anyway...

What do you wish you were?
Do you wish you were the light of every star?
Nobody knows but, maybe thats just what you are

All night count all the singing stars
Alright is where you want to know you are
What do you wish you were?
Do you wish you were the light of every star?
Nobody knows.. but maybe thats just what you are
Nobody knows.. but maybe thats just what you are
Nobody knows.. but maybe thats just what you are

Silver Bell

Silver bell
Silver bell
Yeah that's the name of the old motel
You were traveling when they fell
Down on a bed at the silver bell
How you been
I'm doing well
I hear you're digging a hole to hell
How you been
I'm doing well
Meet me tonight at the silver bell

I hate to tell you baby,
This is home
The wallpaper is
A color called sea foam
Pull down the shades a little and you've
Got yourself a prison cell
Every night the wicked wait
Down at the silver bell
Silver bell
yeah that's the name of the old motel

I did a stupid thing
I even tried
Feels like a hundred bees are
Stinging me from the inside
Don't know just what to do
Don't know just who to tell
So I'm telling you to meet me
Tonight down at the silver bell
Silver bell
Yeah that's the name of the old hotel

I hate to tell you baby,
This is home
The wallpaper is
A color called sea foam
Pull down the shades a little and you've
Got yourself a prison cell
Every night the wicked wait
Down at the silver bell

Driving

Driving and driving
Thinking about you
Keep the car in the lines
What else would I do
I look straight ahead
Lock all of my doors
So tired of driving
Don't wanna drive no more

Driving and driving
Fast forward rewind
Every morning and night
Every day of my life
Thinking about you
Hugging that curb
I think of jumping the skyway
But I don't have the nerve
I (?) don't have the nerve

Oh by the way, did I tell you what you do to me
One way or another if gets me home

Driving and driving
There's nothing on the radio
There's an accident ahead
Everyone is moving slow
Police cars everywhere
There's an ambulance too
It looks pretty bad
As I make my way through
And I creep past the wreck and I think about you
I got a pain in my neck and I think about you
I got a tape in my deck and its broken in two
I'm driving and driving
Driving and driving
Oh by the way, did I tell you what you do to me
One way or another it gets me home
Oh by the way, did I tell you what you do to me
One way or another it gets me home

Sooner or Later

Sometimes you fly so high
You really need to fall
You think you wanna die
You need to cry alone (?)
You don't feel anything
No sorrow no danger nothing
Someone was asking you
Where do you wanna go
You didn't seem to care
You didn't seem to know
You never ask for much
Just wanna feel the touch and the chill

Sooner or later, sooner or later you will
Sooner or later, sooner or later you will

Sooner or later, sooner or later you will
The snow is coming down
Outside the motel walls
You feel a little chill
You need to cry is all (?)
The night is moving slow
And you're just so tired, I know
So be still
Baby be still

Oh yeah
Sooner or later, sooner or later you will
Sooner or later, sooner or later you will

Top of the World

I wished I was smarter
Wished I was stronger
I wished I loved Jesus
The way the my wife does

I wished it'd been easier
Instead of any longer
I wished I could've stood
Where you would've been proud
That won't happen now
That won't happen now

There's a whole lot of singing
That's never gonna be heard
Disppearing every day
Without so much as a word
Somehow

I think I broke the wings
Off that little songbird
And she's never gonna fly
To the top of the world Now
To the top of the world

I don't have to answer
Any of these questions
Don't have no god to
Teach me no lessons

I come home in the evening
Sit in my chair
One night they called me for supper
But I never got up
I stayed right there
In my chair

There's a whole lot of singing
That's never gonna be heard
Disappearing every day
Without so much as a word
Somehow

I think I broke the wings
Off a little songbird
And she's never gonna fly
To the top of the world
Now
To the top of the world

I wished I'd had known you
Wished I had shown you
All of the things I
Was on the side
But I'd pretend to be sleeping
When you'd come in in the morning
To whisper goodbye
Go work in the rain
I don't know why
Don't know why

Cause everyone's singing
We just wanna be heard
Disappearing every day
Without so much as a word
Somehow?

Gonna grab a hold
Of that little songbird
And take her for a ride
To the top of the world
Right now
To the top of the world

Sorry & Sad

You used to make me so mad
Make me so mad
I was almost glad why you make me so mad
And if I wasn't still mad
Probably feel sad
Sorry for you
So sorry and sad

Nothing was ever free
But you still had me
You didn't want, evidently
And if there was no trace
Of anything real
Would you feel safe enough to feel?
Sad, sorry and sad

Think it's disappointment, boy
The only friend you ever had
Was that you never got famous
Makes a good distraction
In case you start to feel bad about your
Undiscovered genius
Makin' everyone so mad

You used to make me so mad
Make me so mad
I was almost glad why you make me so mad
I really don't have time
Believe that I had
Swallow the pill
Of your bitter end
Sad, sorry and sad

Making Pies

It's not far
I can walk
Down the block
To TableTalk
Close my eyes
Make the pies all day

Plastic a cap
On my hair
I used to mind
Now I don't care
I used to mind
Now I don't care
Cause I'm gray

Did I show you this picture of my nephew
Taken at his big birthday surprise
At my sister's house last Sunday
This is Monday and I'm making pies
I'm making pies
Making pies
Pies

Thursday nights
I go and type
Down at the church
For Father Mike
It gets me out
And he ain't hard to like
At all

Jesus stares at me
In my chair
With his big blue eyes
And his honey brown hair
And he's looking at me
Way up there
On the wall

Did I show you this picture of my sweetheart
Taken of us before the war
Of the Greek and his Italian girl
One Sunday at the shore

We tied our ribbons to the fire escape
They were taken by the birds
Who flew home to the country
As the bombs rained on the world

5am
Here I am
Walking the block
To TableTalk
You could cry or die
Or just make pies all day
I'm making pies
Making pies
Making pies
Making pies

Mother of God

All you kids get out the back door
I've never seen her this bad before
She took all her favorite things down from the window
And broke 'em all over her clean floor

It's Saturday at the mansion
The oldest boy walks with a slouch
The young ones are wild in back of the house
And she gave up and went back to sleep on the couch

Something as simple as boys and girls
Gets tossed all around and then lost in the world
Something as hard as a prayer on your back
Can wait a long time for an answer

When I was little I'd stare at her picture
And talk to the mother of God
I swear sometimes I'd see her lips move
Like she was trying to say something to me

When I was eighteen I moved to Florida,
Like everyone sick of the cold does,
And I waited on old people waiting to die
I waited on them until I was

Something as simple as boys and girls
Gets tossed all around and then lost in the world
Something as hard as a prayer on your back
Can wait a long time for an answer

So I'm wearing my footsteps into this floor
One day I won't live here anymore
Someone will wonder who lived here before
And went on their way

I live too many miles from the ocean
And I'm getting older and odd
I get up every morning with a black cup of coffee
And I talk to the mother of God

Something as simple as boys and girls
Gets tossed all around and then lost in the world
Something as hard as a prayer on your back
Can wait a long time for an answer...
Can wait a long time for an answer

One more Girl

I took off my iron smile
Because I found it weighed me down
Tomorrow when the world wakes up
I'll be in another town
You don't know what you want
At this moment you think it's me so you
Move your hand across my knee
Turn me into some novelty

Yes I'm one more girl on the stage
Just one more ass that got stuffed in some jeans
Just one more day that you don't find true love
No, you don't know what it means

Did you ever take the time to
Think about who I might be
Where I've been or
What I'm thinking or
Who I love or what I see
One more girl on the road that
You might pass on your way home
Someone's sister, someone's wife or
Just some bitch who's probably
Got no life and yes I'm

One more girl on the stage
Just one more ass that got stuffed into jeans
Just one more day that you don't find true love
No, you don't know what it means

One day we'll be a pile of ashes
For the best of time, it passes
So take your hand off my knee
Do you know what it means to be
One more girl on the stage
Just one more ass that got stuffed in some jeans
Just one more day that you don't find true love
No, you don't know what it means

Standing

I'm standing in the shadow of the hill
I'm standing in the shadow of the hill
Feel the fear everywhere
Hope it don't get me killed
I'm standing in the shadow of the hill
I'm standing in the shadow walking blind
I've been unfair & unkind
Turned away from your suffering far too many times
Now I'm standing in the shadow walking blind
Sister, brother, there's a fire on the hill
And it's burning like a lantern
Making all this time stand still
I'm standing, I'm standing, I'm standing
I'm standing, standing, standing
Mother, I am weak but I am strong
Standing in the darkness this long
But in the deepest darkness I listen to your song
Mother I am weak but I am strong
I'm standing, and I'm standing, I'm standing
I'm standing, standing, standing, I'm standing
Standing in the shadow of the hill

Impossible dream

Love throws a line

Let's write a story of a title wave
We run out of luck
We run out of days
We run out of gas
A hundred miles away
From a station

There's a war and a plague
Smoke and disaster
Lions in the coliseum
Screams of laughter
Motherless children
A witness and a bible
Nothing but rain ahead
No chance for our survival

Just before the flood comes
Just before the night falls
Just before the blood runs
Into the valley
Just before my eyes go
Just before we can't go any further
Love throws a line to you and me

I heard someone calling me from very far away
Sister oh sister did I hear them say?
Prisoner of this endless story of pain
You hold the key
Try to find the way

And just before the flood comes
Just before the night falls
Just before the blood runs
Into the valley
Just before my eyes go
Just before it all blows to pieces
Love throws a line to you and me

Love you better pick up your pace
If we're gonna win this race
Love we're running out of time
Pull yourself out from behind

Cold as it gets

To the end of the Earth, I'll search for your face
For the one who laid all of our beauty to waste
Threw our hope into Hell and our children into the fire
I am the one who crawled through the wire
I am the one who crawled through the wire

There's a million sad stories on the side of the road
Strange how we all just got used to the blood
Millions of stories that'll never be told
Silent and froze in the mud
Silent and froze in the mud

I know a cold as cold as it gets
I know a darkness that's darker than cold
A wind that blows as cold as it gets
Blew out the light of my soul
Blew out the light of my soul

I dream in my sleep, I dream in my days
Of some sunny street not so far away
Where up in a window a curtain will sway
And you and I'll meet down below
You and I'll meet down below

I know a cold as cold as it gets
I fight a war, I may never see one
I live only to see you live to regret
Everything that you done
Everything that you done
Everything that you done

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

Kite

The Sunday after there was laughter in the air
Everybody had a kite
They were flying everywhere
And all the trouble went away
And it wasn't just a dream
All the trouble went away
And it wasn't just a dream

In the middle of the night
We try and try with all our mights
To light a little light down here
In the middle of the night
We dream of a million kites
Flying high above
the sadness and the fear

Little sister just remember
as you wander through the blue
The little kite that you sent flying
on a sunny afternoon
Made of something light as nothing
Made of joy that matters too
How the little dreams we dream
Are all we can really do

In the middle of the night
The world turns with all of it's might
A little diamond colored blue
In the middle of the night
We keep sending little kites
Until a little light gets through

Standing

I'm standing in the shadow of the hill
I'm standing in the shadow of the hill
Feel the fear everywhere
Hope it don't get me killed
I'm standing in the shadow of the hill
I'm standing in the shadow walking blind
I've been unfair & unkind
Turned away from your suffering far too many times
Now I'm standing in the shadow walking blind
Sister, brother, there's a fire on the hill
And it's burning like a lantern
Making all this time stand still
I'm standing, I'm standing, I'm standing
I'm standing, standing, standing
Mother, I am weak but I am strong
Standing in the darkness this long
But in the deepest darkness I listen to your song
Mother I am weak but I am strong
I'm standing, and I'm standing, I'm standing
I'm standing, standing, standing, I'm standing
Standing in the shadow of the hill

Useless desires

Say goodbye to the old street that never cared much for you anyway
And the different colored doorways you thought would let you in one day
Goodbye to the old bus stop frozen and waiting
The weekend edition has this town over-rated
You walk across the baseball green
The grass has turned to straw
A flock of birds tries to fly away from where you are
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye old friend
I can't make you stay
I can't spend another ten years wishing you would anyway

How the sky turns to fire
Against the telephone wire
And even I'm getting tired of useless desires

Everyday I take a bitter pill
It gets me on my way
For the little aches and pains
The ones I have from day to day
To help me think a little less about the things I miss
To help me not to wonder how I ended up like this
Walk down to the railroad track and ride a rusty train
With a million other faces I shoot through the city veins
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye old friend
You wanted to be free
And somewhere beyond the bitter end is where I wanna be

How the sky turns to fire
Against the telephone wire
And even I'm getting tired of useless desires

Say goodbye to the old building that never tried to know your name
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye old friend
You won't be seeing me again
Goodbye to all the window panes shining in the sun
Like diamonds on a winter day
Goodbye, goodbye to everyone

How the sky turns to fire
Against the telephone wire
It burns the last of the day down
And I'm the last one hanging around waiting
On a train track and the train never comes back
And even I'm getting tired of useless desires

*** Thanx to Macarena who corrected a mistake ***

Top of the world

I wished I was smarter
Wished I was stronger
I wished I loved jesus
The way the my wife does

I wished it'd been easier
Instead of any longer
I wished I could've stood
Where you would've been proud
That won't happen now
That won't happen now

There's a whole lot of sinners
That ain't gonna be heard
Disppearing every day
Without so much as a word
Somehow

I'm afraid I broke the wings
Off that little songbird
And she's never gonna fly
To the top of the world How
To the top of the world

I don't have to answer
Any of these questions
Don't have no guide to
Teach me no lessons

I come home in the evening
Sit in my chair
One night they called me for supper
But I never got up
I stayed right there
In my chair

There's a whole lot of singing
That ain't gonna be heard
Disappearing every day
Without so much as a word
Somehow

I think I broke the wings
Off a little songbird
And she's never gonna fly
To the top of the world
How
To the top of the world

I wished I'd had known you
Wished I had shown you
All of the things I
Was all these are
But I'd pretend to be sleeping
When you'd come in in the morning
To whisper goodbye
Go work at the rain
I don't know why
Don't know why

Cause everyone's singing
We just wanna be heard
Disappearing every day
Without so much as a word
So how?

Gonna grab a hold
Of that little songbird
And take her for a ride
To the top of the world
Right now
To the top of the world

Rowing song

As I row, row, row
Going so slow, slow, slow
Just down below me is the old sea
Just down below me is the old sea
Nobody knows, knows, knows
So many things, things, so
So out of range
Sometimes so strange
Sometimes so sweet
Sometimes so lonely

The further I go
More letters from home never arrive
And I'm alone
All of the way
All of the way
Alone and alive

You just have to go, go, go
Where I don't know, know, know
This is the thing
Somebody told me
A long time ago

The further I go
More letters from home never arrive
And I'm alone
All of the way
All of the way
Alone and alive

Don't come easy

Red lights are flashing on the highway
I wonder if we're gonna ever get home
I wonder if we're gonna ever get home tonight
Everywhere the waters getting rough
Your best intentions may not be enough
I wonder if we're gonna ever get home tonight

But if you brake down
I'll drive out and find you
If you forget my love
I'll try to remind you
And stay by you when it don't come easy

I don't know nothing except change will come
Year after year what we do is undone
Time keeps moving from a crawl to a run
I wonder if we're gonna ever get home

You're out there walking down a highway
And all of the signs got blown away
Sometimes you wonder if you're walking in the wrong direction

But if you brake down
I'll drive out and find you
If you forget my love
I'll try to remind you
And stay by you when it don't come easy

So many things that I had before
That don't matter to me now
Tonight I cry for the love that I've lost
And the love I've never found
When the last bird falls
And the last siren sounds
Someone will say what's been said before
Some love we were looking for

But if you brake down
I'll drive out and find you
If you forget my love
I'll try to remind you
And stay by you when it don't come easy

Florida

A couple of young girls went
Sailing down A1A
Into the arms of Florida
Sailing down a highway
Singing their heads off
Protected by the holy ghosts
Flying in the ocean
Driving with their eyes close

The night wants to kiss you deep
And be on his way
Pretend he don't know you the very next day
Isn't it hard sometimes
Isn't it lonely?
How I still hang around here
And there's nothing to hold me

You slide down into the seat
From twelve hours on your feet
And get the tide to wash you away
For thousands and thousands of days
And someone you never meet
Signs a check you get every week
You try and you still can't forget
All the strangers that you have met

The night never owed you nothing anyway
Makes promises that he never intends to keep every day
Isn't it hard sometimes
Isn't lonely?
How I still hang around here
And there's nothing to hold me

Every time, every year
The travelers come and go
You see them landing with their pale wings
And flying back to the snow
And the summer comes marching in
With his heavy boots on
Kicking along the blacktop
Sidewalks of A1A
The young girls in their bare feet
Cigarettes smoking
Looking every which way
Wishing and hoping

And you want the night just to let you sleep
And be on his way
Wrap you up in some cool sheets
And have nothing to say

Isn't hard sometimes
Isn't it lonely?
How I still hang around here
And there's nothing to hold me

Mother of God

All you kids get out the back door
I've never seen her this bad before
She took all her favorite things down from the window
And broke 'em all over her clean floor

It's Saturday at the mansion
The oldest boy walks with a slouch
The young ones are wild in back of the house
And she gave up and went back to sleep on the couch

Something as simple as boys and girls
Gets tossed all around and then lost in the world
Something as hard as a prayer on your back
Can wait a long time for an answer

When I was little I'd stare at her picture
And talk to the mother of God
I swear sometimes I'd see her lips move
Like she was trying to say something to me

When I was eighteen I moved to Florida,
Like everyone sick of the cold does,
And I waited on old people waiting to die
I waited on them until I was

Something as simple as boys and girls
Gets tossed all around and then lost in the world
Something as hard as a prayer on your back
Can wait a long time for an answer

So I'm wearing my footsteps into this floor
One day I won't live here anymore
Someone will wonder who lived here before
And went on their way

I live too many miles from the ocean
And I'm getting older and odd
I get up every morning with a black cup of coffee
And I talk to the mother of God

Something as simple as boys and girls
Gets tossed all around and then lost in the world
Something as hard as a prayer on your back
Can wait a long time for an answer...
Can wait a long time for an answer

Icicles falling

Tonight
I sing soft and low
Just like the moon
Over the snow
I hear icicles falling in the dark

We're just like anyone else
We just want a little bit
Of sun for ourselves
And a little bit of rain
To make it all grow
Maybe a minute or two
To get lost in the glow of love

There's always someone throwing matches around
Waving the shiny new knife
The first to run when the house burns down
I've seen it everyday of my life
I must confess there appears to be
Way more darkness than light
I want to fall like a pearl
To the bottom of the sea
There no one will find us tonight

Tonight
It might look pretty bad
We might lose everything
We thought that we had
But shadows will pass
Smoke, it will clear
If something survives of us around here
I'll be glad 'cause I know
I was lost in the glow
Of love

Children running through

You'll Remember

Maybe one day, along the way
You'll remember me, on this island
Smiling at you, how I used to
Maybe one day, you'll remember

And it won't be sad, to think of all we had
All unhappy ends could be behind us then
Maybe one day, along the way
You'll think of me, and you'll be smiling
Maybe one day, you'll remember

Stay on the Ride

Little old man, little old man staring down the road
Waiting on the bus, it's getting kind of cold
Bus finally gets there, he's got nowhere to sit down
And the driver said, "You can stand right here behind me
or wait for the next one to come around"
And the old man says, "That's okay, I'll stand
I might look like a little old man to you
But I've been riding this bus for years and years and years
I don't even know where it's going to"
And the driver says, "You don't know where this bus is going to?"
Old man says, "No, I don't, do you?"
Driver says, "You don't know where this bus is going to?"
Old man says, "I just want it to get me through
I'm staying on the ride, it's gonna take me somewhere
Staying on the ride, it's gonna take me somewhere

Bus is rolling along, outside it's looking kind of strange
There earth is shaking, the clouds are breaking
Everything is blue, where it was gray
A thousand red birds fly, over fields of snow
Driver looks back in the mirror for the old man
"Where did he go? where did he go? Oh, there he is
Hey, old man, you still don't know?"
And the old man says, "No, I don't son, but I'm happy to go
I'm staying on the ride, it's gonna take me somewhere
I'm staying on the ride, it's gonna take me somewhere

I was born with no name, knowing nothing, still I don't
Somebody said, You need a name, I'm gonna give you a name
And I said, No, you won't"

"You can let me off here, son, thank you for the ride"
And the driver said, "This is the middle of nowhere, sir,"
He pulls off to the side
And the old man says, "It might look that way to you, son, maybe it is"
Then he says, "Stay on the ride, it's gonna take you somewhere,
Stay on the ride, it's gonna take you somewhere"

Trapeze

Little pink dress, hanging by her knees
Just overhead on the old trapeze
In the old tent tonight, spotlight going ‘round
One of these nights, the old girl's going down
Hallelujah, the old girl's going down

She started with us on the back of a horse
Just seventeen and already divorced
But she took to the air with the greatest of ease
Like she was born to be gliding on the old trapeze

Some people don't care, if they live or they die
Some people want to know what it feels like to fly
They gather their courage and they give it a try

Then some guy broke her heart and how her heart it did ache
So she went to the tent of the lady of the snakes
Who gave her a potion and she drank it in
After that, her heart never ached again
After that, her heart never ached again

Some poeple don't care if they live or they die
Some people want to know what it feels like to fly
They gather their courage and they give it a try
And fall under the wheels of the time going by

Little pink dress, hanging by her knees
Just overhead on the old trapeze
In the old tent tonight, spotlight going round
One of these nights the old girl's going down
Yeah, one of these nights the old girl's going down
Hallelujah

Getting Ready

Oh, baby, I'm getting ready
I'm getting ready to let you go
My hands shake, my heart's unsteady
Oh, how I once loved you so

I know all the magic's gone
Wish I had a magic wand
I would put a spell on you
You would see it as I do
Oh, I'm getting ready to let you go
Oh, I'm getting ready to let you go

Oh, baby, you were my drug
And I was just your cigarette
I was nothing you could be proud of
I have lost my self respect, self respect
I have lost my self respect
Oh, I'm getting ready to let you go
Oh, I'm getting ready to let you go

Baby, baby, I got no traction
I'm just waiting and waiting for your reaction
And so I try a new direction
I'm gonna give myself a resurrection
I'm getting ready, I'm getting ready
Oh, I'm getting ready to let you go
Oh, I'm getting ready to let you go

Burgundy Shoes

We wait for the bus that's going to Bangor
In my plaid dress and burgundy shoes
In your red lipstick and lilac kerchief
You're the most pretty lady in the world
Sun

The bus driver smiles, a dime and a nickel
We climb on our seats, the vinyl is cold
"Michelle ma belle", a song that you loved then
You hold my hand and sing to yourself
Sun

The leaves are green and new like a baby
Tulips are red, now I don't miss the snow
It's the first day I don't wear my big boots
You hold my hand, I've got burgundy shoes
Sun

Heavenly Day

Oh heavenly day,
All the clouds blew away
Got no trouble today, with anyone

The smile on your face, I live only to see
It's enough for me baby, It's enough for me
Oh, heavenly day, heavenly day, heavenly day

Tomorrow may rain with sorrow
Here's a little time we can borrow
Forget all our troubles in these moments so few
Because right now, all that we really have to do
Is have ourselves, a heavenly day
Lay here and watch the trees sway
Can't see no other way, no way, no way
Oh, heavenly day, heavenly day, heavenly day

No one at my shoulder, bringing me fear
Got no clouds up above me, bringing me tears
Got nothing to tell you, I've got nothing much to say
Only I'm glad to be here with you
On this heavenly, heavenly, heavenly day

Heavenly day,
All the trouble gone away
For a while anyway, for a while anyway
Heavenly day, Heavenly day
Heavenly day

No Bad News

Don't bring me bad news, no bad news
I don't need none of your bad news today
You're a sad little boy, anyone can see it
You're just a sad little boy, that's why you're carrying on that way

Why don't you burn it all down
burn your own house down, burn your own house down
Try to cure your own disease
And leave the rest of us, there's a lot of us, leave the rest of us
Who want to live in peace, to live in peace

I'm gonna find me a man, love him so well
love him so strong, love him so slow
We're gonna go way beyond the walls of this fortress
And we won't be afraid, we won't be afraid
and though the darkness may come our way
We won't be afraid to be alive anymore
And we'll grow kindness in our hearts, for all the strangers among us
Till there are no strangers anymore

Don't bring me bad news, no bad news
I don't need none of your bad news today
You can't have my fear, I've got nothing to lose,
You can't have my fear, I'm not getting out of here alive anyway
And I don't need none of these things,
I don't need none of these things, I've been handed
And the bird of peace is flying over, she's flying over
And coming in for a landing

Railroad Wings

He took a silver train, all the way to Maine
On the way to everything,
Railroad wings

There's things you don't know you know
I thought anger told me what to do
With emptiness chasing me
On the border I found you
You should have heard her sing,
Railroad wings

This emptiness has followed me like a cold, blue sky
And it has not been easy for you
There's things I'll never tell you til the day I die
Things I done, I can never undo, hiding everything,
Railroad wings

All these years along, the lights are growing dim
I hear you sing your song in the next room
And as far as I can tell, most everything means nothing
Except some things, that mean everything
Railroad wings
Railroad wings

Up to the Mountain (MLK Song)

I went up to the mountain
Because you asked me to
Up over the clouds
To where the sky was blue
I could see all around me
Everywhere
I could see all around me
Everywhere

Sometimes I feel like
I never been nothing but tired
And I'll be working
Till the day I expire
Sometimes I lay down
No more can I do
But then I go on again
Because you ask me to

Some days I look down
Afraid I will fall
And though the sun shines
I see nothing at all
Then I hear your sweet voice
Come and then go
Telling me softly
You love me so

The peaceful valley
Just over the mountain
The peaceful valley
Few come to know
I may never get there
Ever in this lifetime
But sooner or later
It's there I will go
Sooner or later
It's there I will go

I Don't Ever Give Up

I'm no kid, in a kid's game
Did what I did, I got no one to blame
But I don't give up, no, I don't ever give up
It's all I got, it's my claim to fame

I'm no fighter, but I'm fighting
This whole world seems uninviting
But I don't give up, no, I don't ever give up
I fall down sometimes, sometimes I come back flying

Liars are lying, airplanes are flying
Love isn't here, love isn't here
But it's somewhere
You turn to forget me, but something won't let me
Love isn't here, love isn't here
But it's somewhere

I'm not clean, I'm not washed up
This dream I don't ever give up
I don't ever give up
No, I don't ever give up

Someone Else's Tomorrow

Have you ever been baptized, in the cool winter water
On a Sunday morning, when the sky was gray
We filed out of the churchyard, so cold it was silver
To gold, tan, and blue cars, and the cars drove away

And all the memories fade, send the ghosts on their way
Tell them they've had their day,
It's someone else's tomorrow

The tall and the tiny, ships on the water
Smaller and smaller, floating away
Will never return now, all wooden and burned down
They echo and groan now, in their salty graves

And the memories fade, send the ghosts on their way
Tell them they've had their day,
It's someone else's tomorrow
Someone else's tomorrow

Crying Over

Light it up, baby, light up that fire
'Cause I don't know what's gonna save me, from the cold now
And these sorrows, I'm crying over
And these sorrows, I'm crying over

Embrace me, embrace me with your kind love
It's all I've ever wanted, all I've ever dreamed of
In all of this dreaming, of silver and gold
Is something to break this, winter so cold
And these sorrows, I'm crying over
And these sorrows, I'm crying over

We go straight for the thunder, straight for the rain
Love leaves a mark and, life leaves a strain
Back in the saddle, again and again
Millions of eyes, and none of them friends

You better light it up, baby, light up that fire
Cause I don't know what's gonna save me
from the cold now,
And these sorrows, I'm crying over
And these sorrows, I'm crying over
Crying over

Downtown Church

House Of Gold

( Hank Williams Cover )

People steal, they cheat and lie
For wealth and what it will buy
Don't they know on the judgement day
That their gold and silver will melt away

I'd rather be in a deep, dark grave
And know that my first soul was saved
Than to live in this world in a house of gold
And deny my God and doom my soul

What good is gold and silver, too
In your heart's not good and true
Sinner hear me when I say
Fall down on your knees and pray

I'd rather be in a deep, dark grave
And know that my first soul was saved
And to live in this world in a house of gold
And deny my God and doom my soul

Move Up

Well, I believe in my soul
And I'm going on home
Halleluiah, oh lord, I'm moving, move up
When this life is over
I'm going to stick my sword in the sand
I'm going to go on home to Jesus
Over in glory land
I'm moving to the sky
In a heaven on a high

Well, all my life I want to know
Is why my Jesus loved me so
Yes, oh lord, I'm moving, move up
I'm going to move up to the sky
To my home on a high

I'm going to see my loving mother
I'm going to see my father too
I'm going to sing with the angels
Tell them how I made it through

Well, I'm going to move on up in glory
Move on up in glory
Move on up in glory
After a while

One of these mornings
And it won't be very long
They're going to look for me down here
And I'll believe I'll be going on home

I'm going to walk with my father
Settle with the son
Tell him all about this world
That I've come from

I'm going to see my loving mother
I'm going to see my father, too
I'm going to walk around in glory
And spread the news

Well, all my life I want to know
Is why my Jesus loved me so
Yes, oh lord, I'm moving, oh lord
Move up, oh lord
Move up, oh lord
Move up, oh lord
Move up, oh lord

I'm going to move, move, move, move, move
Move, move, move, move, move
Move, move, move, move, move
Move, move, move, move, move

I'm going to move on up in glory
Move on up in glory
Move on up in glory
Move on up in glory
Move on up in glory
Move on up in glory
Move on up in glory
After a while

Little fire

My friend, come stand beside me
Lately, I'm feeling so lost
If I came and washed the stones of the path away
And a hot sun turned the mud to dust

Calling the sheep in for the evening
There's a voice, calls above the howling wind
It says come rest beside my little fire
We'll ride out the storm that's coming in

My friend, you know me and my family
You've seen us wandering through these times
You've seen us in weakness and in power
You've seen us forgetful and unkind

All that I want is one who knows me
A kind hand on my face when I weep
And I'd give back these things that I know are meaningless
For a little fire beside me when I sleep

All that I want is one that knows me
That can hang on my face when I weep
And I'd give back these things I know are meaningless
For a little fire beside me when I sleep

Death's got a warrant

You can't hide
You can't hide
You can't hide
Because you don't know how

God's got your number
And he knows where you live
Death's got a warrant for you

You can't hide
You can't hide
You can't hide
Because you don't know how

God's got your number
And he knows where you live
Death's got a warrant for you

You may run to the rock to hide your face
The rock cried out ain't no hiding place

God's got your number
And he knows where you live
Death's got a warrant for you

You may run around till you lose your soul
Heaven won't be your home

You can't hide
You can't hide
You can't hide
Because you don't know how

God's got your number
And he knows where you live
Death's got a warrant for you

If I Had My Way

( Peter, Paul & Mary Cover )

If I had my way
If I had my way
If I had my way
I would tear this building down
Tear this building down

You read about Sampson and from his birth
The strongest man that ever lived on Earth
One day old Sampson was walking alone
He looked down on the ground and he saw an old jaw-bone
He swung it over his head, swung it over his head
When he start moving ten thousand was dead

If I had my way
If I had my way
If I had my way
I would tear this building down
Tear this building down

Sampson and the lion got in attack
Sampson joined up on the lion's back
You read about this lion, he killed a man with his paw
Sampson he got his hands around the lion's jaw
He ripped that beast till the lion was dead
The bees made honey in the lion's head

If I had my way
If I had my way
If I had my way
I would tear this building down
Tear this building down

Delilah was a woman so fine and fair
She had a lovely good looks and a coal black hair
Delilah came down on Samson's mind
First he saw a woman of the Philistines
She set down on Samson's knees
Tell me where your strength lies if you please
She spoke so kind, talked so fair
Samson told "Delilah cut off my hair,
Shave my head, clean as your hand
And my strength will be like a natural man."

Took old Samson by surprise
They picked up a stick and then they punched out his eyes
Backing down to the judgment hall
Chained him to the stone cold wall
They left him there 'til his hair turn brown
Strength to tear that building down

If I had my way
If I had my way
If I had my way
I would tear this building down
Tear this building down
Tear this building down
Tear this building down
Tear this building down

Coming Home To Me

Anytime you say it with heart
Anytime you're falling apart
When you're washing the sheets
And each stranger you meet
When there's somebody waving goodbye

You're coming home to me
Just remember
You're coming home to me

It's a world full of barrooms and alleys
Of blue nights and red river valleys
When you feel like a shirt and a tie
Or like dirt
Or a light that no one can see

You're coming home to me
Just remember
You're coming home to me

When you get to that place
That's just under the stars
Hanging over the tree, island over the sea (?)
When you get there you'll know
That's as far as you go
When you get there you'll see
You were already free
When you get there you'll la la la la la

When you're lost and you're found
Then you're found and you're lost
When you're dancing with no one around
You're coming home to me
Just remember
You're coming home to me

Wade In The Water

Wade in the water
Wade in the water, children
Wade in the water
God's going to trouble the water

Wade in the water
Wade in the water, children
Wade in the water
God's going to trouble the water

See those children all dressed in white
God's going to trouble the water
Looking like the children of the Israelites
God's going to trouble the water

The river Jordan is chilly and cold
God's going to trouble the water
It chills my body but not my soul
God's going to trouble the water

He going to wade in the water
Wade in the water, children
Wade in the water
God's going to trouble the water

See those children all dressed in red
God's going to trouble the water
Looking like the children that Moses led
God's going to trouble the water

If you get there before I do
God's going to trouble the water
Tell all my friends that I'm a coming home too
God's going to trouble the water

He going to wade in the water
Wade in the water, children
Wade in the water
God's going to trouble the water

He going to trouble the water
He going to trouble the water
Wade on the
He going to trouble the water
He going to trouble the water

Never grow old

( James C. Moore )

I have heard of a land
On the far away strand
'Tis a beautiful home of the soul
Built by Jesus on high
Where we never shall die
'Tis a land where we never grow old

Never grow old, never grow old
'Tis a land where we never grow old
Oh never grow old, never grow old
'Tis a land where we never grow old

In that beautiful home
Where we'll never more roam
We shall meet in the sweet by and by
Happy praise to the King through eternity sing
'Tis a land where we never grow old

Never grow old, never grow old
'Tis a land where we never grow old
Oh never grow old, never grow old
'Tis a land where we never grow old

When our work here is done
and the life crown is won
And our troubles and trials are over
All our sorrow will end
All our voices will blend
With the loved ones who've gone on before

Never grow old, never grow old
'Tis a land where we never grow old
Oh never grow old, never grow old
'Tis a land where we never grow old
'Tis a land where we never grow old

Virgen De Guadalupe

Adiós, oh Virgen de Guadalupe
Adiós, oh Madre del Salvador
Desde que niño nombrarte supe
Eres mi vida, eres mi vida, mi solo amor

Adiós, oh Virgen madre querida
Adiós refugio del pecador
Eres mi encanto, eres mi vida
Dulce esperanza,
Dulce esperanza, en mi dolor

Adiós, oh Virgen de Guadalupe
Adiós, oh Madre del Redentor
Ante tu trono siempre se agrupe
Todo tu pueblo
Todo tu pueblo, lleno de amor

Adiós, oh Madre, la mas amable
Aquí te dejo mi corazón
Adiós oh Virgen incomparable
Dame, Señora, dame, señora tu bendición

I Smell A Rat

I smell a rat baby
I smell a rat baby
You'd better watch out
I smell a rat, babe
You won't tell me where you been
Whiskey running all down your chin
I smell a rat baby
I smell a rat baby
You'd better watch out
I smell a rat baby
You come stumbling down the hall
Bump your head up against the wall
Knock down drunk and that ain't all
I know you been having yourself a ball
I smell a rat baby
I smell a rat baby
You'd better watch out
I smell a rat baby
You come stumbling down the hall
Bump your head up against the wall
Knock down drunk and that ain't all
I know you been having yourself a ball
I smell a rat baby
I smell a rat baby
You'd better watch out
I smell a rat baby
I smell a rat baby
I smell a rat baby
Yeah

Waiting For My Child

I was talking to a lady a few days ago
And these are the words she said
If you see my child somewhere
As you journey here and there
Tell him I'm waiting for my child to come home

I am waiting and waiting for my child to come
I'm waiting and waiting for my child to come
If you can't come home
Could you please send me a letter
A letter would mean so much to me

Oh my child may be somewhere
On his sick bed
With no one there to rub his aching head

Oh my child may be somewhere
In some lonely jail
With no one there to go his bail
If I only knew what town my child was in
I'll be there on that early morning train
And no matter what's crime
Lord you know that this child is mine
That's why I'd be waiting for my child to come home

I am waiting, waiting for my child to come
I am waiting, waiting for my child to come
If he can't come home
Could he please send me a letter
A letter would mean so much to me

I am waiting, waiting
I am waiting and waiting
I am waiting for my child to come home

The Strange Man

A Samarian woman
Came running to the city
To talk about the man she saw
She took her pitcher
Went to the well
Water she intended to draw
The stranger she met there
She didn't know where he came from
But when he told her
Every sinful thing she had done
The man at the well
Blessed my soul and go on

Her friends asked her
"Do you know that man?"
She said "No, I never saw him before"
They asked her "Did you get his name?"
She said "He didn't tell me and I don't know
When he spoke, my soul caught on fire
And I'll remember that day 'til the day that I die
He stopped by
Blessed my soul and go on

The stranger was next seen in our city
He was standing off an angry mob
Defending a women who'd been caught
In the very act of adultery
For pity and mercy she sought
He said "Ye who is without sin cast the first stone"
And when he raised her from the ground
All her accusers were gone
He gave her a smile, waved farewell and moved on

The crowd asked her
"Do you know the man?"
She said "No, I never saw him before"
They asked her "Did you get his name?"
"He didn't tell me and I don't know
But when he touched me I felt the power from the arms
And I ain't gonna do no wrong
He stopped by
Saved my life and moved on

I met that same man
I met that same man
When I turned my eyes away from fear
He opened up his arms and he took me near
Oh I found the power
My soul caught on fire
He stopped by
Blessed my soul
He stopped by
Blessed my soul
He stopped by
Saved my life
And moved on

We Shall All Be Reunite

( Alfred Karnes )

Where is now my father's family
That was here so long ago?
Sitting 'round the kitchen fireside
Brightened by the ruddy glow

We shall all be reunited
In that land beyond the skies
Where there'll be no separation
No more marching, no more sighs

Some have gone to lands far distant
And with others made their home
Some upon the world of waters
All their lives have chose to roam

We shall all be reunited
In that land beyond the skies
Where there'll be no separation
No more marching, no more sighs

Some have gone from us forever
For with us they could not stay
They have all dispersed and wandered
Gone away, so far away

We shall all be reunited
In that land beyond the skies
Where there'll be no separation
No more marching, no more sighs

We shall meet beyond the river
In that land of pure delight
Where no sickness or no sorrow
Will our joys there ever blight

We shall all be reunited
In that land beyond the skies
Where there'll be no separation
No more marching, no more sighs
No more marching, no more sighs

All Creatures Of Our God And King

( Francis of Assisi )

All creatures of our God and King
Lift up your voice and with us sing
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Thou rising moon, in praise rejoice,
Ye lights of evening, find a voice!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Thou rushing wind that art so strong
Ye clouds that sail in Heaven along,
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Thou rising moon, in praise rejoice,
Ye lights of evening, find a voice!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Thou flowing water, pure and clear,
Make music for thy Lord to hear,
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Thou fire so masterful and bright,
That givest man both warmth and light
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia!

American Kid

Go Wherever You Wanna Go

You can go wherever you want to go
Go wherever you want to go
Fly up to the moon and say hello now
You can go wherever you want to go

You don't ever have to go to war no more
Never have to go to war no more
Wear them boots or swim that icy shore now
You don't ever have to go to war no more

You can get up on some sunny day and run
Run a hundred miles just for fun now
Heartaches and yesterdays don't weigh a ton now
You can get up on some sunny day and run
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
You don't ever have to pay the bills no more
Break a sweat or walk a worried floor now
Working like a dog ain't what you're for now
You don't ever have to pay the bills no more

You can go wherever you want to go
You can go wherever you want to go
Go to where the time's wound all the way down
Put a penny on the track and wait for train sounds
Tell your ma you're coming back before the sun's down
You can go wherever you want to go

Please Don't Let Me Die In Florida

Please don't let me die in Florida
I don't care about my name
If you catch me dying in Daytona
Throw my bed onto a train

I was born in Indian summer
In the south, long ago
And those dirty streets cried out for rain
And this is what I know

And the rains came and they only stopped
Just in time for snow
And the icy cold filled up my shoes
And this is what know

Please don't let me die in Florida
I don't care about my name
If you catch me dying in Orlando
Throw my bed onto a train

Well, I went to war to fight the Japs
When the war was over, I threw my cap
Just as far as you could throw a thing
I went home and gave my girl a ring
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
I put the highways and the blacktop down
Turned the prairies into the towns
And those hills gave way just like a wedding gown
I put the highways and the blacktop down

I don't need to see no mirror
I ain't never going to see my own face
Just a reflection of somebody
Who's going to leave without a trace

Roll me over those hills so golden brown
Let the night come in and lay my shroud
I never been to California-i-a
Maybe that's where I should end my days

Don't let me die in Florida
I don't care about my name
If you catch me dying in Orlando
Throw my bed onto a train

Ohio

Meet me in the evening, where the river is low
Meet me on the waters of the Ohio
No lines, no lines, the river is a river, not a line
My blood is the water and it's darker and deeper than time

If the hounds are howling, then you cannot hide
My friend, I will meet you on the other side
No lines, no lines, the river is a river, not a line
My love is the water and it's stronger and deeper than time
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Meet me 'neath the moon, under the singing tree
If you are the first, stay there and wait for me
If no one comes by morning and the sun is a-rising red
If no one comes by morning, please forgive me, my friend
For I am dead

Wild Old Dog

God is a wild, old dog
Someone left out on the highway
I seen him running by me
He don't belong to no one now

He dropped him out on Ninety-Three
Mange was setting in on his hips and on his knees
Between the highways running north and south
Pulled on over and we put him out

Willie said he was old and going blind
Mama told me how she didn't mind
When Willie kicked him with his shoe
He just climbed on in, just like he knew

God is a wild, old dog
Someone left out on the highway
I seen him running by me
He don't belong to no one now
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
It's lonely on the highway
Sometimes a heart can turn to dust
Get whittled down to nothing
Broken down and crushed
In with the bones of
Wild, old dogs
Wild, old dogs

He dropped him out on Ninety-Three
Tall grass was waving there just like the sea
And he tore off running like we'd set him free
Just disappeared right in front of me

God is a wild, old dog
Someone left out on the highway
I seen him running by me
He don't belong to no one now
He don't belong to no one now

Mom & Dad's Waltz

I'd walk for miles
Cry or smile
For my mama and daddy
I want them
I want them to know

Now I feel
My love is real
For my mama and daddy
I want them to know
I love them so

In my heart
Joy tears start
'Cause I'm happy
And I pray
Every day
For mom and pappy
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
And each night
I'd walk for miles
Cry or smile
For my mama and daddy
I want them to know
I love them so

I'd fight in wars
Do all the chores
For my mama and daddy
I want them to live on
Till they're called

I'd work and slave
And never rave
For my mama and daddy
Because I know
I owe them my all

In my heart
Joy tears start
'Cause I'm happy
And I pray
Every day
For mom and pappy

And each night
I'd walk for miles
Cry or smile
For my mama and daddy
I want them to know
I love them so
I love them so

Faithful Son

Oh, my god, I cry in fear
Afraid you have forgot me here
Afraid you haven't gotten long
Your quiet dove and faithful son

I went to work, I worked all day
When I wanted to run, I stayed
I kept the promises I made
I kept the promises I made

Little children came and grew
Moved away and never knew
Who I was or who I am
Well, they never knew this lonely man
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
When those mornings came, stiff with rain
I thought the sun would never shine again
With the sleeves of my old raincoat stained
With the salt of my own tears

And I never would tell you then
So I never will tell you now
All the things that break an old man down
The real truth is I don't know how

Oh, my god, I cry in fear
Afraid you have forgot me here
Afraid you haven't gotten long
Your quiet dove and faithful son

Who's seen the loneliest of days
And fought the dirtiest of ways
With the man inside who would have run away
From the promises I made

Highway Song

Stars fall out of the sky, my love
One by one as the years go by
One by one all the ghosts of the night
Whisper my name and fly away

I don't wait for the return
I don't wait for the return

Across the miles, a goal return
Reaching for into the night
In the dust of this highway song
I whisper your name and fly away
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
I will wait for your return
I will wait for your return

I will wait for your return
I will wait for your return

That Kind Of Lonely

Well, this heart has turned a corner
Every room is in disorder
Now the nightingale won't sing for us
We scared her away

Well, you ask of me the question
Didn't wait to hear the answer
Your eyes were following the dancer
Falling down a flight of stairs

Every strand has come unwound
Every heart is all worn down
Everyone in this room wanted to be
Somewhere else

So tonight I find the key
And drive away a little early
It's the last time I want to be
That kind of lonely

There's a scar below your left eye
It fades away as you get older
It isn't like you never told her
What kind of man you really are
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
I don't know why it's so surprising
Now the sun is almost rising
Yes, it's certainly in the morning
When the moon's still standing tall

Every strand has come unwound
Every heart is all worn down
Everyone in this room wanted to be
Somewhere else

So tonight I find the key
And drive away a little early
It's the last time I want to be
That kind of lonely
That kind of lonely
That kind of lonely
That kind of lonely
That kind of lonely
That kind of lonely
That kind of lonely
That kind of lonely
Lonely
Lonely

Irish Boy

Well, I danced in the arms of a black haired girl
In Scollay Square after the war
And I drank to get drunk, and sank and I stunk
like a drunk on a subway floor

And I never did marry Cathy O'Shea
She met another and they went their way
To the wind you're a toy
Just a drunk irish boy
Just a face in the crowd
I'll be back around
To show you all something someday

There are some things that must remain secret
You can find no good reason to tell
There's too many men telling their secrets these days
And I'd like to tell them to all go to hell
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
So I never had dreams, and they never came true
As far as you know anyway
To the wind you're a toy
Just a drunk irish boy
Just a face in the crowd
I'll be back around
To show you all something someday

Glory be, glory be, to the highest of trees
We used to climb, my brother and me
High on her limbs, two laughing hyenas
Over was Struckberry's cemetery

To the wind you're a toy, just a thin irish boy
Coming back home from the war
Just a face in the crowd
Just a drunk and out loud
Just you try looking down
'Cause I'll be back around
To show you all something someday
To show you all something someday

Get Ready Marie

Well, she was a pretty good looking young girl
And she kissed me in such a way
But to get anything, she said show me the ring
The way they did in those days

Well, I never thought too much about it
If I was the marrying kind
But any young man worth his salt or a damn
Has other things on his mind

Get ready, Marie, get ready, Marie
Get ready for dreams to come true
Get ready, Marie, get ready for me
There's so many things we can do

Well, I awoke drunk from the night before
On the morning of my wedding day
And the best man said, “Man, the best thing to do
Is just to keep going that way”
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
But my pretty young bride wasn't laughing
When I tripped and fell down the aisle
And though I was a pain, still no one could complain
That I wasn't wearing a smile

Get ready, Marie, get ready, Marie
Get ready for dreams to come true
Get ready, Marie, get ready for me
There's so many things we can do

No, this isn't the end of our story
No, our marriage stuck like a habit
But I had a good hunch, when she kissed me a bunch
She could do other things like a rabbit
Like a rabbit

Get ready, Marie, get ready, Marie
Get ready for dreams to come true
Get ready, Marie, get ready for me
There's so many things we can do

Not A Bad Man

I am not a bad man
I want you to know
I signed up when I was nineteen
Now I'm twenty-four years old

There's ghosts that follow me around
Things I've seen and did
I am not a bad man
Just an American kid

I bet you see a stranger
When you look at me
When I look in the mirror
I know that's what I see
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Got some pills to get my head right
But they don't work so well
So I drank a little more tonight
And here is where I fell

I bet you see a stranger
When you look at me
When I look in the mirror
I know that's what I see

I just want a little sleep now
A sleep that's silent as the snow
But I am not a bad man
I just wanted you to know

Gonna Miss You When You're Gone

I'm going to miss you when you're gone
I know you don't believe that, you're wrong
There's going to be some rainy Sundays
Wishing one day I'll see you again

Maybe I'm getting ahead of myself
But I know you're headed somewhere else
And now the secrets that you keep will be the things I'll never know
Doesn't matter either way, I'll still miss you when you go
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
I'm going to miss you when you're gone
I know you don't believe that, you're wrong
There's going to be some strangers laughing through the hotel walls
And I'm going to wish your footsteps will come walking down the hall

And the moon will be high, bright as a pearl
Shining through my window on the dark side of the world
And I'll be thinking of you, dancing somewhere
The way you were back then, with the moonlight in your hair

And I'm going to miss you when you're gone
I know you don't believe that, you're wrong
There's going to be some rainy Sundays
Wishing one day I'll see you again
When I'll see you again

Servant Of Love

Servant Of Love

I long to live
I long to live by the ocean
Carry me away
I'm a servant of love

Wave after wave
Till my spirit was calling
Wave after wave
Till the sea came to me

I long to live
Long to live by your ocean
Moved by the waves
No one can see
Again a copy paste, i'm tired of robot
Flying close to the ground
Held by your silent
Words from the deep
Calling to me
Calling to me
Calling to me
Calling to me
Calling to me
Calling to me
Call

We are just children
Shadows and moonlight
Just little children
Hiding in the dark

Holding your hand
Containing our laughter
Floating away
Dazzled by the sparks

I long to live
Long to live by your ocean
Carry me away
I'm a servant of love
I'm a servant of love

Gunpowder

Here we go, easy flow
The setting sun is sinking low
Watch it now, wait for the flash
You got the view if you got the cash

A little powder from the gun
On everything and everyone
Shooting doves out of the sky
I just like to, I don't know why
Again a copy paste, i'm tired of robot
Robbing cradles and the graves
Just realistic, not depraved
Yawn and stretch, my little cats
I'm the water in your taps

I'm your sidewalk and your street
I own the bones, own the meat
Own the thoughts you ain't had yet
My little fish caught in the net
My little fish caught in the net

A little powder from the gun
Nothing but a blazing sun
Draining all the rivers dry
I just like to, I don't know why
I just like to, I don't know why

Voices down an empty hall
You'll never see me at all
You will never see my face
And then my kids will own this place
And then my kids will own yours, too
If you were me, wouldn't you?

A little powder from the gun
Little soldiers run and run
Silver birds up in the sky
There's nothing that escapes my eye
There's nothing that escapes my eye
There's nothing that escapes my eye
There's nothing that escapes my eye
There's nothing that escapes my eye
There's nothing that escapes my eye
There's nothing that escapes my eye
There's nothing that escapes my eye

Good And Gone

I'm gonna make sure he's good and gone
I'm gonna make sure he's good and dead
Good and gone, good and dead
Tonight before I lay my head

I'm gonna make sure he knows his place
Wipes that smile off of his face
Find a way to lay him low
I know some things that he don't know

Rich man has his money
What can a poor man claim?
What can a poor man call his own?
Pawns of another rich man's game
Again a copy paste, i'm tired of robot
He lights a fire to distract
From all the things that we have lost
Fiery fingers point and blame
And burn into a fiery cross

Something so old and on the brink
Somewhere so cold and set in stone
It's easier than you would think
To break him down and break his bones

Take his joy that carried on
Tear after tear, dawn after dawn
To take him from the ones he loved
And who loved him, and make him gone

Hurt A Little While

It might hurt a little while
Hurt a little while
It might hurt a little longer
Than a little while

But one of these days
I'm gonna smile again
One of these days
I'm gonna smile
One of these days
I'm gonna smile again
One of these days
I'm gonna smile

I might cry a little while
Cry a little while
I might cry a little longer
Than a little while

But one of these days
I'm gonna laugh again
One of these days
I'm gonna laugh
One of these days
I'm gonna laugh again
One of these days
I'm gonna smile

I might need a little walk
I might need a little talk
I might need a little help
For a little while
Again a copy paste, i'm tired of robot
I might need a little care
All my friends were there
I might need a little love
For a little while

I might feel a little weary
I might need a new theory
I might feel a little bad
For a little while

But one of these days
I'm gonna shine again, shine again
One of these days
I'm gonna shine
One of these days
I'm gonna shine again
One of these days
I'm gonna smile

Smile
Smile
Smile

250,000 Miles

Oh, where is the daughter that I carried?
Gone to where the desert meets the sea
Far from where our family's bones are buried
Where mother moon walks arm in arm with me

A lady's maid for ladies who are waiting
She paints the toes, prepares a stranger's tea
What came before she must forget or bury
Or carry deep inside her silently
Again a copy paste, i'm tired of robot
The red lipstick faces in the alleys
Their echoes and their shadows wind and wind
My daughter lives in still a deeper valley
And I fear I am running out of time

Oh, where is the daughter that I carried?
Gone to where the fears of men obey
While mother moon hangs silently but is waiting
Two hundred fifty thousand miles away
Two hundred fifty thousand miles away

Made Of The Sun

There's a place deep in the woods that I remember
Melting snow was falling from the trees
Before we even knew there was December
Silence only broken by the breeze
Again a copy paste, i'm tired of robot
When the world was only you and your warm arms
I'd look for you, you were the favourite one
Your yesterdays poured into my tomorrows
And the songs you sang were made of the sun
And the songs you sang were made of the sun

You said everywhere you look the world is changing
Everywhere the water's closing in
Something deeper still is always rearranging
Something's lost, something new begins

While I dream of you, we're sitting near the window
Laughing, bathing in the winter sun
If I had to choose one moment for forever
My friend, I tell you, that would be the one

Everything's Changed

Everything in the world has changed
Everything in the world has changed
Find someone who knows your name
So hot and bright and loud and strange

Wind came knocking in the night
Wind came knocking in the night
Home is just a satellite
Wind came knocking in the night
Again a copy paste, i'm tired of robot
There ain't nothing coming down the muddy river
Just an oil slick and the smell of fear
I heard strange music coming down the muddy river
The last night before these years

Rider Of Days

Riding past the sun
Heading over the hills
I know everyone
They remember my name

I am but a rider
A rider of days
Just passing through this town
The sun on my face

The dreams you were dreaming
With me at your side
I am dreaming them all now
The night opens wide

Once again we are flying
You in my arms
Once again we are flying
We come to no harm
Again a copy paste, i'm tired of robot
My darling, I miss you
And I always will
I dream of you always
Hill after hill

I am but a rider
A rider of days
The sun and the clouds
How they dance and they sway

And reach for the shadows
Heading over the bay
In a little while, I'll be on my way

There Isn't One Way

There isn't one way
There isn't one way
There's just your way for you
And that's the right way

There isn't one way
There isn't one way
There's just your way for you
And that's the right way

You wanna have a little style?
Keep the kindness in your heart
Let it be the place you start
Let it be your best friend
Again a copy paste, i'm tired of robot
You wanna have a little style?
Keep the kindness in your heart
Let it be the voice you hear
Hear it whisper in your ear

There isn't one way
There isn't one way
There's just your way for you
And that's the right way

There isn't one way
There isn't one way
There's just your way for you
And that's the right way

Even if you're hurting, be a friend
Try to do the best you can
You might feel a little stronger
If your heart is unchained

The world is untameable
And so it shall remainable
You have to bend and unbend
Again and again and again

There isn't one way
There isn't one way
There's just you in your heart
And the part you gotta play

There isn't one way
There isn't one way
There's just your way for you
And that's the right way

Make your way with little harm
For everything is charmed
Everything is alive
Or it once was

Be thankful for the sun
Be thankful for the blues
For the gold in your ears
For the holes in your shoes

You will never ever, never ever
Come this way again
Be in awe, my friend
'Cause it's amazing

There isn't one way
There isn't one way
There's just your way for you
And that's the right way

There isn't one way
There isn't one way
There's just your way for you
And that's the right way

There isn't one way
There isn't one way
There's just your way for you
And that's the right way

There isn't one way
There isn't one way
There's just your way for you
And that's the right way

Noble Ground

I can fool myself like any fool can do
Forgetting which ones are glass or jewels
Nights of shattered pearls and rules
And no one without blame
No one without blame

I can live the life that's been written down
Or fight the urge right to the ground
Right to the ground I stake my claim
My claim to noble ground

I squandered nights in silence
When singing was the cure
One day it turned around and looked at me
The beauty that endures
Again a copy paste, i'm tired of robot
Behind the eyes
Beneath the stars
Below the walls
No, no, never far
Shining, shining, shining
On and on again

It's very, very quiet
In this early hour
It's only me, it's only me
And the night-blooming flowers
Staking our claim
To noble ground
Staking our claim
To noble ground
To noble ground
To noble ground
To noble ground
To noble ground
To noble ground
To noble ground
To noble ground
To noble ground

Snake Charmer

I'm coming for you, coming for you
Yeah, I'm seeing all the signs
First all the little humiliations
And then you were reassigned
But I'm the snake charmer, snake charmer
And it's going to be fine

We're gonna trick it up, pick it up
Grow it up, show it up good
Shake it up, bake it up
You don't even know it, but you should
But I'm the snake charmer, snake charmer
And it's going to be good
Going to be good
Going to be
Again a copy paste, i'm tired of robot
I'm coming for you, coming for you
Something deeper than a mine
Maybe it's time you stopped pretending
That you knew it all the time
I'm the snake charmer, snake charmer
And I'm gonna make it shine

We're gonna pick it up, stick it up
Grow it up, show it up good
Shake it up, bake it up
You don't even know it, but you should
I'm the snake charmer, snake charmer
And it's going to be good
Going to be good
Going to be good
Going to be good
Going to be good
Going to be good
Going to be good
Going to be good
Going to be good
Going to be good
Going to be good
Going to be good
Going to be good
Going to be good
Going to be good

You Never Asked Me

I don't believe in love like that anyway
I would have told you that if you'd have asked me
The kind that comes along once and saves everything
Between a woman and a man

But I'd have died trying anyway
I might have told you that if you'd have asked me
I'd have died trying, tried everything
Until the day refused to return
Again a copy paste, i'm tired of robot
I should have seen it from one hundred miles away
I should have beaten the odds of it any day
But I never could keep all the wolves at bay
Snarling and a-growling

It was an exercise in catastrophe
It was a dance of destruction
It was the daze of futility
It was the flight of fragile wings

Ambulance drivers and gravediggers
Mislaid fortunes growing bigger and bigger
Polar ice caps below and above
Conquered and claimed and ruined for love

As we glide along all the bends of time
Falling for little tricks of the mind
With memories of Eden now so far behind
And the taste of melting snow

I don't believe in love like that anyway
The kind that comes along once and just saves the day
I think of it more like the rocks the waves chip away
As they become the sand

And I'd have told you that if you'd have asked me
We might have saved ourselves the disappointment
Yeah, I‘d have told you that if you'd ever asked me
And the day did not return

Shine A Different Way

I'm gonna let it be the field
The one that rain forgot
I'm gonna let it be the summer
I'm gonna let it be your face
The one that ran away
I'm gonna let it be forever
Again a copy paste, i'm tired of robot
I'm gonna let it rain and hail
Gonna let the rusty nail
No longer hold this world together
I'm gonna let it be the sun
In more ways than one
Shine a different way tomorrow
Shine a different way tomorrow

I'm gonna let it be the moon
Let it play the tune
The one that keeps repeating
I'm gonna let it be your will
Let it have your thrill
If that's what you are needing

I'm gonna let it start again
Gonna let it chase the wind
With my arms stretched out before me
I'm gonna let it look at me
As I am sleeping in the dark
And love me like a baby

I'm gonna let it be the sun
In more ways than one
Run out of its horizon
I'm gonna let it be the night
For I have had my day
Dancing at the back door

I'm gonna let it hear the prayer
No matter who is there
No matter who is listening
I'm gonna let the dream tell me
What it has always known
The moonlight and the glistening
The moonlight and the glistening
The moonlight and the glistening waves

Non Albums Tracks

Sandinista

( With Charanga Cakewalk / The Pilgrim - A celebration of Kris Kristofferson )

Sandinista, you can hold your head up high
You have given back their Freedom
You have lived up to your name

Sandinista, may your spirit never die
Hold the candle to the darkness
You're the keeper of the flame

Sandinista, keep believing in the dream
The truth is stronger than the shadows
Keep it shining in your eyes

Sandinista, may the soldiers disappear
May your children live forever
May their laughter fill your lives

Sandinista, los fuerzas de la oscuridad
Nunca pueden extinguir
La puridad de tu llama revolutionara
Con su terror y sus mentiras
Con su dinero y sys maquinas
La libertad en tus ojus
El amor caliente en tu corozon
Son fuerzas mas poderosas
Que las armas de la guerra

Sandinista, you can hold your head up high
You have given back their Freedom
You have lived up to your name

Sandinista, may your spirit never die
Hold the candle to the darkness
You're the keeper of the flame

The Best Is Yet To Come

( Best Is Yet to Come: The Songs of Cy Coleman / Ambrosia Parsley Solo )

Out of the tree of life, I just picked me a plum
You came along and everything started to hum
Still it's a real good bet, the best is yet to come
Yes it's a real good bet, the best is yet to come

The best is yet to come, and baby won't it be fine
You think you've seen the sun, but you ain't seen it shine

Wait till the warm-up's underway
Wait till our lips have met
Wait till you see that sunshine day
You ain't seen nothing yet

The best is yet to come, and baby won't it be fine
The best is yet to come, come the day you're mine

The best is yet to come
Come the day you're mine
Oh come the day your mine
I'm gonna teach you to fly
We've only tasted the wine
We're gonna drain that cup dry

Wait till your charms are right, for the arms to surround
You think you've flown before, but you ain't left the ground

Wait till you're locked in my embrace
Wait till I hold you near
Wait till you see that sunshine place
There ain't nothing like it here

The best is yet to come, and baby won't it be fine
The best is yet to come, come the day you're mine
The best is yet to come, come the day you're mine
The best is yet to come, come the day you're mine

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