Lyrics

Shakin’ Off the Shock

Hard Way to Make an Easy Living
it’s a hard way to make an easy living
it’s a hard way to make an easy living
i started out running alone
i went out in the great unknown
now i’m coming in, coming in hot
i don’t even know what i got
count my stars the world is wide
and though we’ll never make it out in time
i want to live before i die
so even if it takes all night
i’m just trying to get what’s mine
and it’s a hard way to make an easy living
it’s a hard way to make an easy living
sunlight is warm to the touch
and i don’t think that you ask too much
out the door don’t know what’s in store
i only know i always wanted more
quick as lightning a lifetime goes past
starts with a bang and it’s gone in a flash
can’t see ahead and you can’t turn back
it never seems to go so fast
as when you’re trying to have a good thing last
and it’s a hard way to make an easy living
it’s a hard way to make an easy living
i wear my heart on my sleeve
if it’s beating i still believe
now i’m going back, back out again
i couldn’t tell you where i’ve been
i started out in the early dawn
and i ended up with a song
now i’m looking for something strong
that’s gonna keep me hanging on
you’ll never know what you’ve found ’till it’s gone
and it’s a hard way to make an easy living
it’s a hard way to make an easy living
it’s a hard way to make an easy living
it’s a hard way to make an easy living
Trouble in a Bottle
when the sun goes down and you’re looking for some fun
careful what you wish for, you’re playing with a loaded gun
it’s hard to walk a straight line each and every day
you might find temptation but you could lose your way
talkin’ bout trouble in a bottle
talkin’ bout trouble in a bottle
let me hear your sad tale, we’ll go round and round
listen to me brother can’t keep a good man down
i try and do the right thing though you can never tell
i would trade my story if you care to sell
talkin’ ’bout trouble in a bottle
talkin’ ’bout trouble in a bottle
if you didn’t learn your lesson the second time around
it might drive you crazy you might lose your mind
i would take my money i would place a bet
somewhere there’s a woman at the bottom of it
at the bottom of it there’s a woman you can bet
at the bottom of it there ‘s a woman you can bet
(somewhere you can bet)
at the bottom of it there ‘s a woman you can bet
(somewhere you can bet)
at the bottom of it there ‘s a woman you can bet
(somewhere you can bet)
talkin’ ’bout trouble in a bottle
talkin’ ’bout trouble in a bottle
talkin’ ’bout trouble in a bottle
talkin’ ’bout trouble in a bottle
Mystic Wanderer
All night stars grow in size
like diamonds when they crystalize
you’re sure there’s something more than you can see
but there’s nothing making you believe
searching for signs that point to another land
just ask the mystic wanderer you’ll understand
there’s secrets buried in your heart
and this feeling ancient and dark
you know that sometimes you’ll find truth
it’s not with your eyes you’ll find proof
searching for signs that point to another land
just ask the mystic wanderer you’ll understand
Soothsayer
Aint nothing gonna hold us down
from what have to do
but times like these i’m wondering what you’re up to
you know i never see your face
or the stories that you say
but you don’t even know the things i did just the other day
Cause i’m a slide on an old guitar
and im a needle on a record player
im a dial on a radio
and i’m the truth from an old soothsayer
i’m the lines on an open road
now im playin’ out your back seat speakers
i’m the lights on a UFO
while youre runnin’ out in your brand new sneakers
you know where to find me
Cause ill always be there
I’ll always be there, i’ll always be there
Will we remember all those times
you know how it fades away
but would we really want those things to be happening today
it’s not that i wont see you around
that wouldn’t be fair
and maybe we’ll collect the space between us out of the air
Cause i’m a slide on an old guitar
and im a needle on a record player
im a dial on a radio
and i’m the truth from an old soothsayer
i’m the lines on an open road
now im playin’ out your back seat speakers
i’m the lights on a UFO
while youre runnin’ out in your brand new sneakers
you know where to find me
Cause ill always be there
I’ll always be there, i’ll always be there
Cause i’m a slide on an old guitar
and i’m a needle on a record player
im a dial on a radio
and i’m the truth from an old soothsayer
i’m the truth from an old soothsayer
Stereo (Advance the Dance)
i get up up up stereo
i get up up up stereo
i get up up up stereo
i get up up up stereo
i go down downtown studio
yes i’m down down to domino
i go round round round rodeo
i go out when i want to go
dont you know i get up
up up stereo
i get up up up stereo
i get up up up stereo
i get up i get up i get up now
advance the dance can it be it’s not by chance?
this connection isn’t happenstance
oh wont you come and take my hand
advance the dance can it be its not by chance?
wind is blowing, the night is bright
oh wont you help me realize
i get up up up stereo
i get up up up stereo
i get up i get up i get up yes i do
i get up up up stereo
i get up up up stereo
i get up i get up i get up i get up
Black Limousine
Red door, red balloon
I think you got the place but you got to prove it
whiskey, burning blue
I heard someone calling it the living room blues
it’s going down tonight like you’ve never seen
it’s a sound bite you won’t believe
and I swear I made such a scene
when you stepped inside that black limousine
i saw you pull around looking like you owned the whole damn town
i could see my reflection, it was in the glass ’till you put the window down
i’m on the outside looking in
you’re as cold as ice, tell me what it is?
and i swear i had just had you near
then into the night you disappeared
it’s like the cover of a magazine
you’re in the backseat of a black limousine
i’m on the telephone but you keep stallin’
i want to know where you’re gonna go and if I’m losing you
i’m on the telephone but you keep stallin’,
i want to know why you’ve got to go
i lost my head, ’cause i rolled the dice on you again
keep doing things the same
you’ll find yourself crazy if you think they’ll change
it’s going down tonight like you’ve never seen
it’s a sound bite you won’t believe
and I swear I caused such a scene when you said goodbye, goodbye
it’s like the cover of a magazine
you’re in the backseat of a black limousine
i’m on the telephone but you keep stallin’
i want to know where you’re gonna go and if I’m losing you
i’m on the telephone but you keep stallin’,
i want to know why you’ve got to go
Shakin' Off the Shock
i’m shakin’ off the shock i don’t know what to say
i’m shakin’ off the shock please don’t walk away
God i’m feeling strange it’s slowly sinking in
won’t you tell me now if it’s really happening
out in the pouring rain i want to turn away
i’m shakin’ off the shock
i’m shakin’ off the shock i need a little time
feels like i got volts running through my mind
where lightning’s gonna strike no one ever knows
got to take it all in stride it’s just the way it goes
out in the pouring rain i want to turn away
i’m shakin’ off the shock
i’m shakin’ off the shock got to find some solid ground
i’m shakin’ off the shock let water cool me down
God i’m feeling strange it’s slowly sinking in
won’t you tell me now if it’s really happening
out in the pouring rain i want to turn away
i’m shakin’ off the shock
Cherry Tree
Down in the middle of central park as the sunset turns to dark
Somewhere over by a garden green I saw a girl that I’ve never seen
suddenly she was at my side my heart beating ten feet wide
Without any warning she began to dance as if she was in a trance
she got a little white dress that had no sleeves and eyes the color of summer leaves
underneath the cherry tree my time was short but it sure was sweet
a little bit later we went downtown just to hear the night time city sounds
well i had a feeling she’d never stop as she caused a rumble on the table top
the last i saw her was on Mulberry street, i still shake my head in disbelief
look out now you’ll see the storm is rolling in, it might get rough
we can go another time around my friend but if you had enough
just say when, then again let me tell you that
i love the way she turns her toes by the cherry tree on garden grove
well the people passing might stop and stare but i don’t think that she would care
it’s had to find the words to say if i ever make it back that way
fiddler plays a tune on a golden string you can hear him come calling you can hear it ring
i’ve been searching up high and low, just want to fill my cup before i go
anywhere that you may roam, where i hang my hat is where i call my home
Man to Machine
man to machine machine to man
man to machine machine to man
man to machine machine to man
do it right just do it right
man to machine is always good
he works the cylinders he should
he’s pumping out another one
do it right you got to do it right do it right
do it right with the right machine
he’s got no excuses no excuses
get in line with the right machine
he’s got no excuses no excuses
man to machine is all you need
you count on it when the going gets rough
people say you got you got you got
you got to get it right there’s no excuses
man to machine machine to man
he’s keeping time with steady hands
you got to work it to understand
do it right you got to do it right
this neighborhood it grows and grows
up with the sun nows she’s got to go
she’s gonna pick a wine in the afternoon
drinks it when she sees the moon glow
there’s someone calling that’s no excuse now
you got to do it right do it right
you got no excuses no excuses
man to machine machine to man
she paints the future she paints it loud now
the neighbors say that she better keep it down
she will say we don’t we don’t we don’t
don’t want to keep it down this is the future
man to machine machine to man
do it right you got to do it right do it right
there’s no excuses there’s no excuses
there’s no excuses
man to machine machine to man
the creator becomes the created now
Golden City in the Sky
Hop on if you want to catch a ride
don’t just stand there trying to decide
you’ve a got a notion to take flight
i just keep climbing all the time
trying to reach the golden city in the sky
if you’re searching you just might find
you can catch a glimpse in the blink of an eye
if you’re not some idle passer by
as you keep climbing higher and higher
Trying to reach the golden city in the sky
in the sky, in the sky in the sky
sweet illusions sweep away
dissonant confusion in the light of day
all of creation gets organized
i follow the image in my mind
Trying to reach the golden city in the sky
in the sky, in the sky, in the sky
people come to see what they will find
Some seeking wisdom, some second sight
some to fulfill their heart’s desire
they’re climbing up the mountain side
Trying to reach the golden city in the sky
in the sky, in the sky, in the sky
gonna climb way up high in the sky
Chateau le Puy
Chateau le puy come follow me
there’s innocent dalmatians walking down the street
in the clouds i see rich tonalities
in a sunset soaked in red wine floating on the breeze
yes here it seems time’s just a common thief
to be captured in a painting as the light recedes
at chateau lepuy you’ll walk with me in gardens green
in good company we could cause a scene
leaving all my worries in a hiding place
i was only living halfway
now i am still in love with a crazy dream
though tomorrow seems not so far away
now it’s you and me, we don’t have to leave
’cause here we’ll find some endless curiosity
at chateau lepuy you’ll walk with me in gardens green
even if it’s make believe it’s all i need

Blue Light City

War of 9161 (The Pledge)
Inside the city waits
Outside the gates now
The wind began to blow for days
The sun was black with smoke
The time was close now
All was silent down below
The news they did bring
Told of thunder
And the madness of a distant king
On the 7th day
They lit candles
As towns began to burn away
It was a night so long
While some remained
Others knew they’d soon be gone
Where the women waited
They were whispering
“The men have surely been betrayed.”
Their cries made lightning freeze
And scattered rocks
The wind it shook the mighty trees
Before first light
A caravan Escaped into the raging night
I Pledge myself to you
And you can trust me
With the news it’s true
Take good care
With luck my friends
There’s hope that we could soon be there
But the way is dark
And it signifies
You’ll find the truth there in your heart
And this you must believe
For it comes from nothing
The world that you can never see
No Explanation
You know you’re only wasting
And it’s someone else’s time
When you’re gonna get there, well
Your guess is good as mine
You know the higher up you go
The farther down you fall
What you tried to sell me, well
It wasn’t no good at all
It’s all part of the situation
It’s all part of the show
It’s all part of the explanation
That you don’t want us to know
You’ve got your hammer working and
You’re looking for some glass
Careful what you wish kid ’cause
You might just get what you ask
You know you tried to bring me down with
Another sinking spell
That’s the risk you’re taking when
You keep going down to that well
It’s all part of the situation
It’s all part of the show
It’s all part of the information
That you don’t want us to know
When I wake up I’m not mistaken
It’s time for the information
When I wake up I’m not mistaken
It’s time for the education
When I wake up I’m not mistaken
No time for investigation
When I wake up I’m not mistaken
It’s time for the explanation
It’s time for the explanation
It’s time for the explanation
It’s time for the explanation
Members Only
If there’s something I could’ve said I would have said it
If there’s something I could have
done I would have done it for you
Everytime I turn around you keep on slippin
what am I supposed to do if you leave me standing in the cold
Members only (every time I turn around)
All your crazy friends down in the city
falling on the floor, seems
like you’re having fun
Like the time you stole my car and went to Cancun
i tell myself again i dont need it anymore
never mind what you’re doing to me
in the end well I’m never gonna see you again
I used to see you from time to time now I’m never gonna see you again
never gonna do it again
I used to be there from time to time now I’m
never gonna see you again
never gonna do it again
I still hear about it from time to
time now I’m never gonna see you again
never gonna do it again ’cause it’s the end
and in the end what will be will be then
I remember I remember I remember always
(members only. . )
Eddy the Sea
Eddy, Eddy the Sea
Just got back and now he’s ready to leave
It’s been easy as you want it to be
‘Till he comes back on his hands and knees
Fruit was ripe on the vine
When he lived down in the Mississippi pines
It was never so good, but nothing’s for sure
I can’t even say what he’s doing it for
Eddy, Eddy the Sea
Just got back and now he can’t believe
It’s sunny and seventy-three
And he can kick back in the evening breeze
To tell you, tell you the truth
I think he bet on nothing to lose
‘Cause he threw it all up in the air
When it comes down he doesn’t even care
Eddy, Eddy the Sea
Since he got back everything is green
His honey, sweet Angelene
She was the best that he’s ever seen
It’s funny,
but take it from me
I still don’t know how this came to be
But I’m lucky he set me free
I was caught between the land and the stars and the sea
Special of the Day
Dark clouds over the hill
There’s a high pass
You’ll see it on your way into town
You’re searching
Looking around
As the headlights
Through the night rain
Cover the ground
They’re coming through miles of darkness
They’re coming from very far
But this all happened before
In the flash of an eye
Of a violin woman highway riding child
Riding on
They’re coming from miles around this place
Looking for what can fill that space
Still searching
What will they find as time goes by?
And they’re wishing
The answer’s in the town that’s down the road awhile
Past the crossroads
Where they’re coming from town
To town to town to town . . .
They’re coming
For the special of the day
Bright lights blind their eyes
Between what’s wrong and right there’s a fine line
They’re distracting troubled minds
Pedaling fool’s gold
It’s hollow inside but polished to shine
Down the back streets
The session is closed
In the dark rooms
They’re stashing the votes
And they don’t care what the truth is
If you don’t buy it they’ll still get rich
Selling lies
And the prophets
Preaching the end
Say it’s close now
Time to repent
And they don’t know
But you don’t care
They can’t all be right
But we’re too scared
To deny
The wind it wails as darkness swallows light
They’re looking around and there is no proof in sight
They just keep wishing
It’s over in the town that’s down the road awhile
Past the crossroads
Where they’re coming from town
To town to town to town . . .
They’re coming
For the special of the day
I’ve got to say
It’s a matter of time now
It’s like a puzzle, you’ll figure it out someday
You’re gonna find out
In the end it’s gonna go down that way
To find the way
I’ll tell you the truth now
Don’t believe it when they say there’s an easy way
Don’t be the fool now
You’ll regret it when you find out you’ve been betrayed
Special of the day
What will it be today?
What will it be today?
Just Like These Wheels
Take these hands from me
I don’t need these eyes to see
There’s nothing that can’t stay waiting
Driving the wide lanes back
We’d seen the future come to pass
It was a dream someone was saving
As sunlight and rain collide
Rainbows poured from your eyes
There was no sorrow on that strange day
We’re falling backwards through the haze
Bound for the dawn of a distant day
Where a new song is rising
And I know you’ve got the heart
And they can’t break it apart
I think you’ve come too far
To go back from where you are
Sometimes it gets so hard
But you will be just like these wheels
They’re moving on
I saw the mountains turn to sand
Blue sky stretching across the land
If you’re willing I will follow
That’s how the story goes
You can only get so close
The moment is fading but it’s not hollow
And I know you’ve got the heart
No they can’t break that apart
I think you’ve come too far
To go back from where you are
Sometimes it gets so hard
But you will be just like these wheels
They’re moving, they’re moving
They moving on, they’re moving on . . .
Behind These Walls
Behind these walls and backlit screens
We can’t hear ourselves
There’s no way to tell how high they rise
‘Till you’re standing underneath
There’s no going back
There’s no going back
There’s no going back
So take what you may need
Behind these mirrors and strobe-light screams
The connection’s lost
But there’s sounds in the hall, they bounce back again
And we can hear them now
There’s sounds in the hall
There’s sounds in the hall
There’s sounds in the hall
And when they bounce back that’s the echoing
It takes me to a place
High above the lights I’ve always known
There’s a feeling I can’t shake
If you push me off the ledge I’ll fall below
Now I’m bound to stay
If I stay too long you know I’ll turn to stone
Even stones can break
But I won’t be around long enough to know
Behind this veil the shadows fall
They’re displacing light
But there’s no way to tell which way is true
Until we make it through
There’s signs up ahead
There’s signs up ahead
There’s sounds up ahead
And when they bounce back that’s the echoing
It takes me to a place
High above the lights I’ve always known
There’s a feeling I can’t shake
If you push me off the ledge I’ll fall below
Now I’m bound to stay
If I stay too long you know I’ll turn to stone
Even stones can break
But I won’t be around long enough to know
long enough to know
Behind these walls, behind these walls. . . .
Teleport
I’m sitting here
Wishing you were near
The bridge is high
Under the morning sky
And I promise you
That I’ll be true
For when the night is dark
The shooting stars
Are like fireworks
And it makes me sure
That you’re too far
I can’t take a car
Couldn’t catch a plane
i missed the train
And this driving rain
Doesn’t help the pain
Wish I could teleport
I’d be at your door
If I could teleport
I’d be there before
You thought I could
The night is long
So I sing this song
As the year grows old
Leaves turn to gold
They fall to the ground
But they don’t make a sound
They float silently
Like distant galaxies
That will fall from dust
And it’s the same for us
Can’t make nothin’ last
Time moves too fast
Baby it’s not fair
I’m here and you are there
With this dream we share
I’d meet you anywhere
If I could teleport
I’d be at your door
Wish I could teleport
I’d be there before
You thought I could
Blue Light City
Temperature’s rising and now it is starting (now it is starting)
White river’s running under
skies parting (under skies parting)
Sounds of confusion, the body is helpless
(everybody is helpless)
It’s all illusion, now i’m feeling reckless (I’m feeling
reckless)
I don’t care (I don’t care)
I’m floating in mid-air (in mid-air)
Suspended there (suspended there)
And I’m not scared (I’m so scared)
Youare alone now and you don’t need us (you don’t need us)
Who stole my bible? I’m telling Jesus
(would you believe us?)
I don’t care (I don’t care)
I’m floating in mid-air
(in mid-air)
Suspended there (suspended there)
And I’m not scared (I’m so scared)
I can’t stop dreaming and then it hits me (and then it hits me)
We’ve all been sleeping in this Blue Light City (in this Blue Light City . . .)
Set Me Free
The river runs wild beneath the stars at night
The darkness is deep and the wind is high
As I restlessly sleep you’re always on my mind
I’ll be gone in the new morning light
Well the winter winds came about a month ago
They came sweeping down plains and the fields are cold
Now when the sun goes down I need someone to hold
On this road filled with dark rain and snow
Somewhere the moon it shines bright on the empty streets
I know tomorrow we’re gone like the falling leaves
And as you walk the high hill will you think of me?
This love will kill me or set me free
This love will kill me or set me free

Don’t Mind If I Should

New Age of Sun
Blinded, you can’t see
There’s more light than you can believe
Now songs like pearls on twine
Fall off one at a time
New age of sun, new age of sun
Falling, yes I’m falling into one
Voices are rising
Speaking on the wind
Now rays of ice
Break in the morning light
New age of sun, new age of sun
Falling, yes I’m falling into one
Moonlight on the sea
Will fade eventually
The source that was within
Now will begin again
New age of sun, new age of sun
Falling, yes I’m falling into one
Desert Rose
I searched so hard to find myself
Inside of an old ghost town
I see your face, it’s all around
Some things we’re never meant to know
It always rains through the night
Cast upon a shadow of stone
I have dreamed of where you are
Some distant place where nothing grows
Desert rose, desert rose
Waiting for the water to flow
Water flows, my life goes
On the other side I’ll see you there
You’re not supposed to die so close
You die upon my side my desert rose
You’ve run away into the dawn
Somewhere to run and to hide
This world is lost without your life
Some things we’re never meant to find
When we unite once again
On the edge of time in lands so far
I’ll hold you close and make the most
Of the music that pours from my guitar
Desert rose, desert rose
Waiting for the water to flow
Water flows, my life goes
On the other side I’ll see you there
You’re not supposed to die so close
You die upon my side my desert rose
Don’t die upon my side
Traveling Man
Working out in the mountains
Running out ’round the world
Sailing out to Paris
With the Queen of Monaco’s pearls
He’s a master of illusion
With a full house in his hand
He’s been all around the whole wide world
But now he’s just a traveling
man
Next stop Argentina
Then good old Mexico
Over top the Andes /> The bottom of the globe
Seven more days in Rio
Was all that he could stand
He’s been all around the whole wide world
And now he’s just a traveling man
/> He’s going down in history
He’s going down in history oh, lord
He went down to Brooklyn
He went out to France
He went back to Memphis
To see the King at last
Drank his way to Vegas
‘Till he could barely stand
He’s been all around the whole wide world
And now he’s just a traveling man
One thing that’s for certain
His luck would never last
Lost his money in a card game
And his mind back in the past
You can scream out on the highways
You can stargaze all you can
You can look all around the whole wide world
But now he’s just a
traveling man
He wound up in Asia
Where he wouldn’t tell
Tempted and forsaken
He had been through hell
Back on down the road
And praying for the promised land
He’s been all around the whole wide world
And now he’ just a traveling man
He’s going down in history
He’s going down in history oh, lord
/> When they founded California
He was standing tall
Orbiting the planet
And life was much too small
He settled down into Houston
Said “traveling be damned,
He’s been all around the whole wide world
And he’ll always be a traveling man
O-Dawg Stomp
Instrumental
Farm Dreams
It’s time to walk away and start back over again
A woman with a heartache is a dangerous sin
Every time I’m gonna leave you gotta catch my breath
And take another look at what I’ve done to myself
Well uh-huh, you gotta let those teardrops fall Well
uh-huh, you gotta let those teardrops fall
It’s time to turn around I’m gonna head down south
Your heart is in my hand and your taste in my mouth
So long baby gotta leave you this time
I wish it could be easy but it feels like a crime
Well
uh-huh you gotta let those teardrops fall
Well uh-huh, you gotta let those teardrops fall
You can’t take back what you’ve given
A broken bottle and a mountain to climb
It’s hard enough to make a living
And even harder to say goodbye
But the farm is waiting, the fish are baiting
The fields shine gold in the sun
But the clock keeps ticking, the dream keeps slipping
And I’m still out on the run
Well
uh-huh, you gotta let those teardrops fall
Well uh-huh, you gotta let those teardrops fall
Quicksand
He packed up all his bags where no one would see them
He never had to settle down, he never had a reason
He tried to tie up all his lose ends and put them in the past
All except one remained, he swore it’d be the last
Hell and fire in the sky and rock upon the road
Were not enough to stop him, he had to go alone
There was a flame in the sky
bound to follow him
The words echoed in his head as he repeated them
If not today then tomorrow
If not tomorrow then the next day
‘Cause the day after that I’ve gone away
On the low horizon where the mountains meet the sky
Just beyond the desert where nothing is alive
The time was drawing near but would he have all that he needed?
The mistakes of the past were bound to be repeated
Nothing out there can survive
The night slips away like sand
You’ll have to make it back before it gets light
So many years you’ve been running away
Now you might not get a chance
If not today then tomorrow
If not tomorrow then the next day
‘Cause the day after that I’ve gone away
Steady in his gaze in the silence of the sun
He was only waiting for the end to come
There was not a way to speak the words to her before He faded to the night forever more
If not today then tomorrow
If not tomorrow then the next day
‘Cause the day after that I’ve gone away
Slain
Gold guitars and tiny stars
Tell the story of ours
Love lost too late
Far gone and far apart
Always grey rain
Upon the northern plains
In no man’s land
Here lies the boy she’s slain
That boy is dead
He’s lost his mind
That’s how it is sometimes
When you lose your prime
That boy is dead
He’s lost his soul
It’s hard to see sometimes
In the devil’s cove
In the distance
He sees she’s come at last
But here’s just ruins
Of forgotten past
Lone grey rider
He sees the wild blue eyes
Searching for him
He’s on the other side
That boy is dead
He’s lost his mind
That’s how it is sometimes
When you lose your prime
That boy is dead
He’s lost his soul
It’s hard to see sometimes
In the devil’s cove
Maritime Rag
It’s ragtime, it’s the Maritime rag!
Wrong Side
When the past comes back to haunt you
And you’re living in Florida
And life’s a joy to wake each day
And to see her pretty face
Well now he’s on the run now
Gotta make that judgement date
With a greedy lawyer and a southern court
And the D. A. holds the fate
Nine years worth of living
Trapped up in a cage
What a waste to be sent away
At such a tender age
He woke up in the morning
And everything was gone
The price he paid for that crime in Dade
When he proved the right ones wrong
He never saw
The final straw
And now
he’s on the wrong side of the law
When you can’t see in the future
‘Cause you can’t
forget the past
You’re on the wrong side of the law
Side of the law
Side of the law
Wrong side of the law
When you’re going down to South Beach
And you look so hard to find
The simple way he passed the day
In the corner of his mind
Well farewell sandy beaches
The sun has gone away
How can he go on so long
Without the light of day?
All that’s back behind him
Gotta learn to face the truth
The dream he had turned out so bad
Now there’s nothing left to lose
Now he sees the shadows
And the writing on the wall
He wouldn’t know how to be free
Until he lost it all
He never saw
The final straw
And now he’s on the wrong side of the law
When you can’t see in the future
‘Cause you can’t forget the past
You’re on the wrong side of the law
Side of the law
Side of the law
Wrong side of the law
Son of New Age
Instrumental

Reward

Don't Take Money from Strangers
You can talk about a man going hungry
You can talk about a man going blind
It’s easy not to take it too slowly
When everything you do is unkind
Try not to come too unraveled
And everything is gonna be fine
You only get so far when you travel
Suddenly you ain’t got a dime
Don’t ever go like this (don’t, don’t ever)
Don’t ever go like this (don’t, don’t ever)
I wish I had a bottle of whiskey
Sinking in a pile of snow
It’s not so much that you owe me
I wish I didn’t have to say no
Don’t ever go like this (don’t, don’t ever)
Don’t ever go like this (don’t, don’t ever)
I’ll tell you ’bout a man who’s in danger
With not another dollar to show
And don’t take money from strangers
Especially not the ones that you know
Don’t ever go like this (don’t, don’t ever)
Don’t ever go like this (don’t, don’t ever)
Roll On
Highway is for gamblers, lucky men and thieves
Highway is for robbing men
I’m on my way on a rolling southbound plane
Never making any kind of sound
Looks like I’m heading back to town
The smoke is rising, don’t turn away
Ain’t it just like everybody says,
You’ll be seeing better days instead
Shadows take prisoners
be careful where you tread
Coming over the barren field
Soon you will be leaving a penny in the well
When everything keeps falling down like hell
Roll on
Just keep going
Roll on
Just keep rolling
There’s no reason to stay around here
Can’t you see that summer’s gone?
If you’re asking me, might as well roll on
When the open highway stretches before you
To where I cannot say
You can judge the young, you can judge the old
Just keep the trouble from your mind
Keeps me worried running all the time
In the open ground on the other side of town
The fires mark the graves
Shadows take prisoners be careful where you tread Coming over the barren field
Soon you will be leaving a penny in the well
When everything keeps falling down like hell
Roll on
Just keep going
Roll on
Just keep rolling
There’s no reason to stay around here
Can’t you see that summer’s gone?
If you’re asking me, might as well roll on
And on and on and on and on
Blackout Song
When you look back down on the places you’ve been
You’re looking all around and you count your friends
You know you’re gonna want to say goodbye in the end
But you know you’ve gotta do it alone
You’re lost and gone, your face is a ghost
The ones you leave you’re gonna miss the most
You’re never gonna see them when they’re on the coast /> And now you’ve gotta do it alone
I was having such a hell of a time
And I wanted a beer but a bottle is fine
You know what always happens when you’re drinking wine
And now you’re never gonna want to go home
I’ll remember that look on your face
‘Cause I filed it away just in case,
Sometimes it feels like we’re in a race
To see who can’t make it home
I found out there was time to kill
And we almost got up to the top of the hill
You know you’re only moving when you’re standing still
And now we’re never gonna want to go home
I’ll get yours and you got mine
It’s nights like these that Johnny goes blind
I hope you don’t think that I’m out of line
Will someone please take me home?
It was late and the moon shone
bright, soon it’ll be all too light
There’s not much else I’ll remember about tonight
Drop down gonna land where you’ve been
You’re either taking off or you’re coming in
It doesn’t really matter when you’re back again
If you didn’t think you’d make it at all
You need some lift when you’re ready to go
To pick you up from the side of the road
When everything is moving slow
And you didn’t think you’d make it at all
I was having such a hell of a time
And I wanted a beer but a bottle is fine
You know what always happens when you’re drinking wine
And now you’re never gonna want to go home
I’ll remember that look on your face
‘Cause I filed it away just in case,
Sometimes it feels like we’re in a race
To see who can’t make it home
I found out there was time to kill
And we almost got up to the top of the hill
You know you’re only moving when you’re standing still
And now we’re never gonna want to go home
I’ll get yours and you got mine
It’s nights like these
that Johnny goes blind
I hope you don’t think that I’m out of line
Will someone please take me home?
It was late and the moon shone bright, who turned out all the lights?
That’s the last thing I’ll remember about tonight
Stand Down
I don’t want to hold you up if you got to go
Everything was fast but now I think it’s moving
too slow
I know the answers are a bottle and a barrel of laugh
Before you know it
they’ll be writing on our epitaphs
All the lights they blur on my way home
It’s a wonder that we ever got to where we’re going
You’re the space between the lines on the pages in the book I read
If you want to be the hero in the story you gotta stay a step ahead
One of these days I’m gonna leave
Take myself right out of town
It’s the same thing that you ask of me
If I stand up will you stand down?
If I stand up will you stand down?
If I stand up will you stand down?
If I stand up will you stand down?
When we get to where we’re going gonna stop and take a look around
‘Cause if evil wind is blowing we’ll drive on, not make a sound
We’re pushing and we’re pulling ’cause we know we got a point to make
But if you want to go forever gonna need a little give and take
Night is gonna come it’s gonna change our minds again ‘Cause you’re getting through the days but have you really been living?
Though you’re learning you’re forgetting more than you know
But if you want to calm the water, boy you
know you got to let it go
One of these days I’m gonna leave
Take myself right out of town
It’s the same thing that you ask of me
If I stand up will you stand down?
If I stand up will you stand down?
If I stand up will you stand down?
If I stand up will you stand down?
Cranberry Creek
Sun won’t rise ’till the morning is nigh
Can’t sleep until the moonlight dies
Stare up at space, don’t lose your place
Stock up on medicine, see better days
/> Cranberry creek, wait ’till it floods
Pushing over rocks ’till it foams and it suds
Cranberry creek, it’s the color of blood
Wake up in the weeds and you scrape off the mud
Stronger than whiskey, yeah it’s stronger than gin
Stronger than the thunder that’s about to begin
You know what it means to be on that fence
Which way you gonna go, well it all depends
Cranberry creek, wait ’till it floods
Pushing over rocks ’till it foams and it suds
Cranberry creek, it’s the color of blood
Wake up in the weeds and you scrape off the mud
Invited
I’m going back to the middle back where you come from
Gonna think like a fiddle and play like a drum
I know you’re not waiting on nothing new
If I’m invited you’re invited too
If you hear that whistle gonna ride ’till the end
If the wheels stop spinning
we’ll go ’round again
I’ll fly like an arrow that’s shot straight through
If I’m invited you’re invited too
Gonna read those cards and tell you what they say
So you know something good is on the way
I’ll be waiting out in Kalamazoo
If I’m invited you’re invited too
Well I never smelled nothing burning up so sweet
Just roll that bottle down a cold ice sheet
Strike the metal and the sound rings true
If I’m invited you’re invited too
If I’m invited you’re invited too
I’m going back to the middle back where you come from
Gonna think like a fiddle and play like a drum
I know you’re not waiting on nothing new
If I’m invited you’re invited too
Seven Years of Bad Luck
You went deep in a cave
Exploring a world
But you never returned
Nature is cruel
You never learned
The waters rise
The wind it turns
Nature is cruel
Nature is cruel
Seven years of bad luck
Falling rain
You keep planting seeds
But they wash away
Might as well drink wine
Celebrate
Remember the good times
When they fade away
We need a miracle
Has anybody seen one?
I can’t feel what used to mean so much
Another moon going down
But that is no miracle
It’s the divine in a work of genius
It’s a child born from two of us
You were a miracle
Seven years of bad luck
Falling rain
You keep planting seeds
But they wash away
Might as well drink wine
Celebrate
Remember the good times
When they fade away
Reward
A plane crash in Mexico
Sent Billy Demiles in a fiery hole
He was the only one who made it out alive
And let me tell you you’ll wish he never survived
He was all alone in the desert heat
With nothing to drink and no food to eat
When suddenly two men passed by
They saved his life just in the nick of time
Policemen, coming ’round the bend
“I’ll tell you no lies, we’re wanted men
And if they catch us, we’re as good as dead
I’m sorry to say there’s a reward out on our heads.”
/> If he would have known what he knew right now
He would’ve never walked inside the door
To what he had in store
He’d kill a man just to get the reward
The reward, just to get the reward, just to get the reward
The reward, just to get the reward,
just to get the reward
The reward, just to get the reward, just to get the reward
The reward
Black is black and white is white
“Please don’t let Billy live tonight!”
And Billy said “I don’t think so son”
Then he went and reached down for his gun
Shot ’em down, shot ’em dead
Shot ’em both and then he fled
Left ’em there right on the barroom floor
I don’t need to tell you he went to get the reward
You can do it once, you can do it twice
It’s a gamble every time you roll the dice
And if you’re headed down that lonesome road
Nothing gained is one less thing that’s owed
Billy Demiles was a bad bad man
Held a gun in both his hands
And if you see him you better lock the door
‘Cause something tells me he never got the reward
The reward, never got the reward, never got the reward
The reward, never got the reward, never got the reward
The reward, never got the reward, never got the reward
The reward
Rosehill Promenade
I’m not the one who’s been stuck in the past
Sooner or later times will change
Now I’m going down to Rosehill Promenade
To wait out the weather ’cause it’s raining all day (all
day)
Sometimes it’s different, sometimes the same (the same)
I’m thinking I’m swimming here standing in the rain
Out on the streets faces just disappear
And no one remembers just why they came
It’s the wettest eyes that can see the most clear
Ain’t no looking back going down the highway (highway)
Just follow the lines as the music plays
(music plays)
Yeah I wish that I’d saved up for rainy days
It’s falling steady, the city lies still
It’s rolling like tears down my window pane
The sky’s growing dark up on over the hill
You’re fading away like a slow parade (parade) Sometimes it’s different, sometimes the same (the same)
At Rosehill Promenade it rains every day
Regret’s catching up to me, no time to sleep
I wake up from a dream
to find I’m not awake
I’m tired I’m thirsty and I’m ready to leave
But I just keep trying to drink you away (away)
Can’t wait out the weather when skies always grey (always grey)
Now I wish that I’d saved up for rainy days (days)
it’s rolling like tears down
my window pane (window pane)
I’m thinking I’m swimming here standing in the rain (in the rain)
Sometimes it’s different, sometimes the same (the same)
At Rosehill Promenade it
rains everyday (everyday)
Now I just keep trying to drink you away (away)
Oh i wish that I’d saved up for rainy days

Moonlight Mission

Power of Soul
Jimi Hendrix Cover.
New Age of Sun
More Secrets
Columbus Day
I’ll be right there I’m on my way
Just another minute and I’m on my way
I said I’ll be right there (on my way)
On my way (right away)
There’s no need to rush there’s just
never a need to rush
I’ll be right there I’m on my way
There’s an accident up on 48th
I said I’ll be right there (on my way)
On my way (right away) /> There’s no need to rush there’s just never a need to rush
It’s too far to walk, but that’s O.K.
I’ll take a crosstown cab I’ll be there soon
Now there’s a marching
band in my way
Why’d it have to be Columbus day?
I’ll be right there I’m on my way
There’s a police blockade in my way
I said I’ll be right there (on my way)
On my way (right away)
There’s no need to rush there’s just never a need to rush
It’s too far to walk but that’s O.K.
I’ll take a crosstown cab I’ll be there soon
Now there’s a marching band in my way
Why’d it have to be Columbus day?
Invited
I’m going back to the middle back where you come from
Gonna think like a fiddle and play like a drum
I know you’re not waiting on nothing new
If I’m invited you’re invited too
If you hear that whistle gonna ride ’till the end
If the wheels stop spinning, we’ll go ’round again
I’ll fly like an arrow that’s shot straight through
If I’m invited you’re invited too
Gonna read those cards and tell you what they say
So you know something good is on the way
I’ll be waiting out in Kalamazoo
If I’m invited you’re invited too
Well I never smelled nothing burning up so sweet
Just roll that bottle down a cold ice sheet
Strike the metal and the sound rings true
If I’m invited you’re invited too
If I’m invited you’re invited too
/> I’m going back to the middle back where you come from
Gonna think like a fiddle and play like a drum
I know you’re not waiting on nothing new
If I’m invited you’re invited too
Quicksand
He packed up all his bags where no one would see them
He never had to settle down, he never had a reason
He tried to tie up all his loose ends and put them in the past
All except one remained, he swore it’d be the last
Hell and fire in the sky and rock upon the road
Were not enough to stop him, he had to go alone
There was a flame in the sky
bound to follow him
The words echoed in his head as he repeated them
If not today then tomorrow
If not tomorrow then the next day
‘Cause the day after that I’ve gone away
On the low horizon where the mountains meet the sky
Just beyond the desert where nothing is alive
The time was drawing near but would he have all that he needed?
The mistakes of the past were bound to be repeated
Nothing out there can survive
The night slips away like sand
You’ll have to make it back before it gets light
So many years you’ve been running away
Now you might not get a chance
If not today then tomorrow
If not tomorrow then the next day
‘Cause the day after that I’ve gone away
Steady in his gaze in the silence of the sun
He was only waiting for the end to come
There was not a way to speak the words to her before He faded to the night forever more
If not today then tomorrow
If not tomorrow then the next day
‘Cause the day after that I’ve gone away
O Dawg Stomp
Instrumental
The Start of Something New
Jeremy Lost the Lyrics file. Thanks Obama.
Eddy The Sea
Eddy, Eddy the Sea
Just got back and now he’s ready to leave
It’s been easy as you want it to be
‘Till he comes back on his hands and knees
Fruit was ripe on the vine
When he lived down in the Mississippi pines
It was never so good, but
nothing’s for sure
I can’t even say what he’s doing it for
Eddy, Eddy the Sea
Just got back and now he can’t believe
It’s sunny and seventy-three
And he can kick back in the evening breeze
To tell you, tell you the truth
I think he bet on nothing to lose
‘Cause he threw it all up in the air
When it comes down he doesn’t even care
Eddy, Eddy the Sea
Since he got back everything is green
His honey, sweet Angeline
She was the best that he’s ever seen
It’s funny,
but take it from me
I still don’t know how this came to be
But I’m lucky he set me free
I was caught between the land and the stars and the sea
Members Only
If there’s something I could’ve said I would have said it
If there’s something I could have
done I would have done it for you
Everytime I turn around you keep on slippin
what am I supposed to do if you leave me standing in the cold
Members only (every time I turn around)
All your crazy friends down in the city
falling on the floor, seems like you’re having fun
Like the time you stole my car and went to Cancun
i tell myself again i dont need it anymore
never mind what you’re doing to me in the end
well I’m never gonna see you again
I used to see you from time to time now I’m never gonna see you again
never gonna do it again
I used to be there from time to time now I’m
never gonna see you again
never gonna do it again
I still hear about it from time to
time now I’m never gonna see you again
never gonna do it again ’cause it’s the end
and in the end what will be will be then
I remember I remember I remember always
(members only. . )
Roll With The Punches
Jack Louard was driving around
Got stuck on the side of the road
He should’ve watched
out for that rusty nail
Now his wheels won’t roll with the punches
Roll with the punches
roll with the punches
Roll with the punches and
Roll with the punches
Jack went out and had a few drinks
Chatted with Molly Simmons
Late that night he went home alone
To reflect on poor decisions
Roll with the punches
Roll with the punches
Roll with the punches and
Roll with the punches
Jack went down to an antique store
Found a dusty lame
Rubbed the lamp, nothing happened
Afterwards a he felt a bit foolish
Roll with the punches
Roll with the punches
Roll with the punches and
Roll with the punches
Jack Louard came and went
Now we’ll never know
Hidden by the veil of death
Just where his heads gonna roll with the punches and
Roll with the punches
roll with the punches
Roll with the punches and
Roll with the punches
Pahrumpadise
Remember us long ago
We’ve been through all of that
And now it’s all that I know
It’s not too much too ask
So let’s not wait ’till it’s done
I’ll take my own advice
And we’ll just sit in the sun
Here in Pahrumpadise
Keeps calling me back my love
Just wait and see
There’s nothing I lack my love
If you’re here with me
Under the stars have no fear
The silence is so nice
When the desert night’s clear
Down in Pahrumpadise
Well it’s the end of the race
It’s time that I unwind
When I said “how ’bout this place?”
You said “Nevada’s fine.”
The day’s almost done my love
We’ll sit in the shade
The battle is won my love
Just look what we’ve made
Now the world is at bay
I’ve known it once or twice
And I don’t care what they say
To me it’s Pahrumpadise
Ready, Willing
Lost in the city
Left there for dead
Caught in the moment
Shuffled like a deck
Buried by trouble
Burned out like a light
Washed up in summer
Rolled out with the tide
Now I’m ready, willing, but unable
To change your mind
Dragged through the gutter
Betrayed on the street
Tossed like a ship
Stranded at sea
The wind it was raging
The skies they did pour
And we were like children
In the midst of the storm
Now I’m ready, willing
But unable to change your mind
Somehow you opened our eyes and let in the sun’s golden rays
Now it’s too late and we see the stone roll back into place
It’s time to get going
I’m dead in my tracks
Though it’s just a bit farther
To go to get back
And we know where we’re headed
That slow motion crash
So we’ll drink and we’ll sing
And believe this will last
Now i’m ready, willing
But unable to change your mind

Sounds In the Hall

Eddy the Sea
Eddy, Eddy the Sea
Just got back and now he’s ready to leave
It’s been easy as you want it to be
‘Till he comes back on his hands and knees
Fruit was ripe on the vine
When he lived down in the Mississippi pines
It was never so good, but nothing’s for sure
I can’t even say what he’s doing it for
Eddy, Eddy the Sea
Just got back and now he can’t believe
It’s sunny and seventy-three
And he can kick back in the evening breeze
To tell you, tell you the truth
I think he bet on nothing to lose
‘Cause he threw it all up in the air
When it comes down he doesn’t even care
Eddy, Eddy the Sea
Since he got back everything is green
His honey, sweet Angeline
She was the best that he’s ever seen
It’s funny, but take it from me
I still don’t know how this came to be
But I’m lucky he set me free
I was caught between the land and the stars and the sea
War of 9161 (The Pledge)
Inside the city waits
Outside the gates now
The wind began to blow for days
The sun was black with smoke
The time was close now
All was silent down below
The news they did bring
Told of thunder
And the madness of a distant king
On the 7th day
They lit candles
As towns began to burn away
It was a night so long
While some remained
Others knew they’d soon be gone
Where the women waited
They were whispering
“The men have surely been betrayed.”
Their cries made lightning freeze
And scattered rocks
The wind it shook the mighty trees
Before first light
A caravan
Escaped into the raging night
I pledge myself to you
And you can trust me
With the news it’s true
Take good care
With luck my friends
There’s hope that we could soon be there
But the way is dark
And it signifies
You’ll find the truth there in your heart
And this you must believe
For it comes from nothing
The world that you can never see
Invited
I’m going back to the middle back where you come from
Gonna think like a fiddle and play like a drum
I know you’re not waiting on nothing new
If I’m invited you’re invited too
If you hear that whistle gonna ride ’till the end
If the wheels stop spinning
we’ll go ’round again
I’ll fly like an arrow that’s shot straight through
If I’m invited you’re invited too
Gonna read those cards and tell you what they say
So you know something good is on the way
I’ll be waiting out in Kalamazoo
If I’m invited you’re invited too
Well I never smelled nothing burning up so sweet
Just roll that bottle down a cold ice sheet
Strike the metal and the sound rings true
If I’m invited you’re invited too
If I’m invited you’re invited too
I’m going back to the middle back where you come from
Gonna think like a fiddle and play like a drum
I know you’re not waiting on nothing new
If I’m invited you’re invited too
Behind These Walls
Behind these walls and backlit screens
We can’t hear ourselves
There’s no way to tell how how they rise
‘Till you’re standing underneath
There’s no going back
There’s no going back
There’s no going back
So take what you may need
Behind these mirrors and strobe-light screams
The connection’s lost
But there’s sounds in the hall,
they bounce back again
And we can hear them now
There’s sounds in the hall
There’s sounds in the hall
There’s sounds in the hall
And when they bounce back that’s the echoing
It takes me to a place
High above the light
I’ve always known
There’s a feeling I can’t shake
If you push me off the ledge I’ll fall below
Now I’m bound to stay
If I stay too long you know I’ll turn to stone
Even stones can break
But I won’t be around long enough to know
Behind this veil the shadows fall
They’re displacing light
But there’s no way to tell which way is true
Until we make it through
There’s signs up ahead
There’s signs up ahead
There’s sounds up ahead
And when they bounce back that’s the echoing
It takes me to a place
High above the light I’ve always known
There’s a feeling I can’t shake
If you push me off the ledge I’ll fall below
Now I’m bound to stay
If I stay too long you know I’ll turn to stone
Even stones can break
But I won’t be around long enough to know
long enough to know
Behind these walls, behind these walls. . . .
Doing to Me
Watching the miles go by
I’m thinking drop everything a while
Or doing something that’s on my mind
What could it be?
Like letting go everything
Or slowly crossing the land again
I’ll look and see the leaves shimmering
Right by the sea, by the sea
But my head just keeps turning ’round
I’m looking back when I hear the sound
Your voice it somehow gets lost then found
Eventually
But everything has its cost
When something’s gained well another’s lost
And then when a coin gets tossed
You wait and see, just wait and see
Well it’s like you’re tracker now
I hear your footsteps upon the ground
I’m leaving clues that I hope you found
Will lead to me
I feel you’re close and you’re moving fast
But please just don’t let the moment pass
I think I’m nearly within your grasp
Don’t let me leave
It’s what you’re doing to me
Doing to me
It’s what you’re doing to me
Doing to me now
Well the night it was falling hard
It left us standing inside the dark
And then the angels they played their harps
For you and me
It’s leaving me wondering
I guess there’s trouble in everything
Still I can’t wait till the morning’s bringing
You to me
It’s what you’re doing to me
doing to me
it’s what you’re doing to me
doing to me now
Stand Down
I don’t want to hold you up if you got to go
Everything was fast but now I think it’s moving
too slow
I know the answers are a bottle and a barrel of laugh
Before you know it, they’ll be writing on our epitaphs
All the lights they blur on my way home
It’s a wonder that we ever got to where we’re going
You’re the space between the lines on the pages in the book I read
If you want to be the hero in the story you gotta stay a step ahead
One of these days I’m gonna leave
Take myself right out of town
It’s the same thing that you ask of me
If I stand up will you stand down?
If I stand up will you stand down?
If I stand up will you stand down?
If I stand up will you stand down?
When we get to where we’re going gonna stop and take a look around
‘Cause if evil wind is blowing we’ll drive on, not make a sound
We’re pushing and we’re pulling ’cause we know we got a point to make
But if you want to go forever gonna need a little give and take
Night is gonna come it’s gonna change our minds again ‘Cause you’re getting through the days but have you really been living?
Though you’re learning you’re forgetting more than you know
But if you want to calm the water, boy you know you got to let it go
One of these days I’m gonna leave
Take myself
right out of town
It’s the same thing that you ask of me
If I stand up will you stand down?
If I stand up will you stand down?
If I stand up will you stand down?
If I stand up will you stand down?
Maritime Rag
It’s ragtime, it’s the Maritime rag!
Blackout Song
When you look back down on the places you’ve been
You’re looking all around and you count your friends
You know you’re gonna want to say goodbye in the end
But you know you’ve gotta do it alone
You’re lost and gone, your face is a ghost
The ones you leave you’re gonna miss the most
You’re never gonna see them when they’re on the coastAnd now you’ve gotta do it alone
I was having such a hell of a time
And I wanted a beer but a bottle is fine
You know what always happens when you’re drinking wine
And now you’re never gonna want to go home
I’ll remember that look on your face
‘Cause I filed it away just in case,
Sometimes it feels like we’re in a race
To see who can’t make it home
I found out there was time to kill
And we almost got up to the top of the hill
You know you’re only moving when you’re standing
still
And now we’re never gonna want to go home
I’ll get yours and you got mine
It’s nights like these that Johnny goes blind
I hope you don’t think that I’m out of line
Will someone please take me home?
It was late and the moon shone
bright, soon it’ll be all too light
There’s not much else I’ll remember about tonight
Drop down gonna land where you’ve been
You’re either taking off or you’re coming in
It doesn’t really matter when you’re back again
If you didn’t think you’d make it at all
You need some lift when you’re ready to go
To pick you up from the side of the road
When everything is moving slow
And you didn’t think you’d make it at all
I was having such a hell of a time
And I wanted a beer but a bottle is fine
You know what always happens when you’re drinking wine
And now you’re never gonna want to go home
I’ll remember that look on your face
‘Cause I filed it away just in case,
Sometimes it feels like we’re in a race
To see who can’t make it home
I found out there was time to kill
And we almost got up to the top of the hill
You know you’re only moving when you’re standing still
And now we’re never gonna want to go home
I’ll get yours and you got mine
It’s nights like these
that Johnny goes blind
I hope you don’t think that I’m out of line
Will someone please take me home?
It was late and the moon shone bright, who turned out all the lights?
That’s the last thing I’ll remember about tonight

Unreleased

Big Sur
We’re almost to somewhere
Back behind us is anywhere
And I just want to get there it’s true
We were half a mile from nowhere
Up ahead us is everywhere
And I can’t wait to get there soon
Don’t look back or the future’s the past
If you were counting on nothing then nothing will last
Sometimes a door opens
Sometimes you’re going nowhere fast
When it’s tomorrow
We’ll remember yesterday
Now it seems the whole world’s flying by
But you and I are travelers
The sun is setting we don’t need words
As we ride up to Big Sur before night
It all goes down when we get to town
You were looking for something and I lost what I found
Sometimes the scene’s changing
Sometimes you don’t mind hanging around
We’re almost to somewhere
Back behind us is anywhere
And I just want to get there it’s true
We were half a mile from nowhere
Up ahead us is everywhere
And I can’t wait to get there soon
Dean's Song
Dean was one of the finest men
I have ever known
Stood tall and proud among all who saw
Just one of his deeds
One more round for Dean my son
One more round for the Dean
Rise up rise up ’till you’ve got enough
Have a drink with me
One more time, just for Dean
Because he’s not around
Take this time, drink down this wine
Good lord they cut him down
One more round for Dean my son
One more round for the Dean
Rise up rise up ’till you’ve got enough
Have a drink with me
So come on down and stay a while
Pass that bottle ’round
I wish he was still here with us
He was the heart of this town
One more round for Dean my son
One more round for the Dean
Rise up rise up ’till you’ve got enough
Have a drink with me
Devils and Angels
Devils and angels, whiskey and rum
Hanging around this town
It’s been a while but now it’s time for
Heading on somewhere south
Leaves turning brown that fall to the ground
Mean summer’s disappeared
Birds are gone, winter’s come on
There’s nothing doing here
Mountains of home, bottle of rain
Find someplace warm to hide
Candy doll is candy sweet but
Tears you up inside
Friends come around now no one’s in town
It just ain’t the same this year
Kind of strange how things change
There’s nothing doing here
Whoa ho the fall winds blow
Whoa ho how they blow and blow
Through the trees and through the streets
Through the cheers and sorrow
Well they say “all things pass away,”
Honey, no more of your tears.
Look around and see what’s found
There’s nothing doing here
Hidden Lake
There’s a fog falling on the town
And it mutes it like a trumpet’s note
I feel lower than you’ll ever know
I’ll be gone before you let me go
I was meant to be on my own
But it gets lonelier each and every day
I got dry going underground
To my surprise I found that hidden lake
I went down these streets
I was told the things that you would want to say
But ’till the day that I come home
You will never see me look away
A cold north wind’s coming down tonight
And the river it just rolls along
Between the bars the silence
Is loud enough to keep me moving on
Ain’t it strange how in the night
I close my eyes but I can’t get no sleep
Until I find that fluid remedy
That takes these static blues away from me
I went down these streets
I was told the things that you would want to say
But ’till the day that I come home
You will never see me look away
I got lost on that open road
When it stretched out to infinity
But everything we cannot know
We’ll find it out eventually
Now the days all seem the same
From the sky the night is gonna fall
And I’m just stumbling through the dark
Looking out for any light at all
I went down these streets
I was told the things that you would want to say
But ’till the day that I come home
You will never see me look away
How Long Will it Take This Place To Feel Like Home
Distant minds
Will meet in time
Somewhere on the way
From cradle beds
To marble heads
As night turns into day
Now I’m traveling
By land again
Moving over the ground
At sunset
Light a cigarette
And set my suitcase down
How long will it take this place to feel like home?
How long must I bear the weight of what’s unknown?
Is there any rest awaiting souls who roam?
How long will it take this place to feel like home?
On a highway red
A sagebrush steppe
Under indifferent skies
All I’ve got
Are reoccurring thoughts
Of what I leave behind
So now I’m scouring
The land again
Like the hawk that flies
Searching wide
For any shiny sight
Reflecting in his eyes
How long will it take this place to feel like home?
How long must I bear the weight of what’s unknown?
Is there any rest awaiting souls who roam?
How long will it take this place to feel like home?
Journey To The Center of the Sun
Gas up the car, don’t need a map
Take the wheel in seconds flat
You leave what’s left behind you
With the open road
The terrain, it starts to swell
And the mountains treat you well
Gonna take a look around you
to see what you don’t know
Time to stretch the knees
Between the mighty seas
gonna leave yourself a moment
Until the break of day
I’m going on a run
To the center of the sun
Journey to the center of the sun
To meet everyone
But you say “please don’t go that way.
There’s a highway you want to take.
Have you ever seen the moonlight
So high above the trees?”
Gonna move with the wind
Feel your head want to spin
The clouds that were above you
Are suddenly below
Buckle down and drive ahead
Make a new plan to use instead
gonna take a final moment
To set your mind at ease
I’m going on a run
To the center of the sun
Journey to the center of the sun
To meet everyone
Leave it All Behind
keep your eyes on the light
you don’t know where you’re going so you just ride
leave it all behind you, leave it in the dust
you don’t understand so you do just what you can and what you must
it’s taking you to somewhere new
and it’s not how got here but that you made it through
leave it all behind you what’s done is done
yesterday now is gone away like the setting sun
keep your eyes on the light
you don’t know where you’re going so you just ride and ride
leave it all behind you leave the past alone
just don’t look back it’s only your track keep moving on
filled with doubt and your judgements cloudy
remember what your name is and why you’re proud
leave it all behind you never turn your head
just keep your eyes fixed on the light move on ahead
leave it all behind you leave it all behind . . .
Long Gone
Now my conscience tells me things
But there’s no way that I can bring
Everything I want to sing or say
I had a dream I left at dawn
Packed my things and I was gone
Hit the road and walked a long long way
Hungry tired and nearly dead
I asked a stranger for some bread
He’d none to spare so I had to head away
I’m drifting on and on
by the time you hear this song
I’ll be long gone
Soon the evening sky grew dark
I heard a howl from afar
I felt the cold upon the starry plain
going down the only road
I headed north into the snow
I walked up hills with ghosts or so they say
Fire burned the mountain wall
But there was nowhere i could fall
Reached out my hand and felt it all give way
Now ‘i awoke and it was dawn
The night had come and traveled on
I tried to write the only wrong I’d made
I’m drifting on and on
by the time you hear this song
I’ll be long gone
I thought tomorrow was another day
I thought tomorrow was another day
I thought tomorrow was another day
I thought tomorrow was another day
The Nowhere Blues
Everybody sees the way you’ve been pushing
Trying to make it back here through the waves
Banged up and bruised, losing time
You got the days confused it’s true
Now it’s you who’s got the nowhere blues
Everyone’s going down slow
When you make it back to that burned out scene
Ain’t nothing new, you struggle in vain
They’re all trying to do the same
This waiting game is called the nowhere blues
Don’t sail away into the nowhere blues
Everyone says what you need ain’t what you want
Well they’re all just trying to get where they’re supposed to be too
Just ain’t no use, snow and rain
You’re pushing through it like a train
The same train runs through the nowhere blues
As the day breaks right on the nowhere blues
Solid rain, feel the pain go away
What you feel when this is real makes you stay
Now the city lights are shining
They shine red white and blue for you
Out past the dunes, far away
I can hear the music play
As the waves crash on the nowhere blues
Yeah the waves crash on the nowhere blues
This waiting game is called the nowhere blues
Don’t sail away
The Picture Fades
One more drink and I’ll be gone
Looks like another dawn
The spring rains have come and gone
I’ve seen the seasons change
Now the cold is setting in
Ice and snow make the days grow thin
And winter seems like it won’t end
I’ve seen the seasons change
Here are the seasons
Clear at last
But the picture fades just as fast
It’s just the sense of it I get
And I don’t understand it yet
There’ll be wine and roses when you come
To that field in the summer sun
There’s one true love for everyone
I’ve seen love go by
Now it’s just a game you play
A careless heart’s easy to break
And who’s to say how long I’ll stay
Anyway?
Here is love
Clear at last
But the picture fades just as fast
It’s just the sense of it I get
And I don’t understand it yet
Hardship’s long and it’s true
It’s always love that gets you through
To something real and something new
I’ve seen time pass
Now the older ones are gone
Once dear friends are headed on
Fast and slow we move along
I’ve seen time pass
Here we are
Clear at last
But the picture fades just as fast
It’s just the sense of it I get
And I don’t understand it yet
Rainbow Crow
Deep in the woods where a clearing stands
from long ago where the shadows danced
a song of rain and sun and moon
was mended from a broken tune
carry on my way . . .
you may ask why the fires glow
a gift of light from the rainbow crow
a taste of sun to melt away
the snows that covered both night and day
carry on my way . . .
here’s one for you and one for me
if it’s burning just let it be
we may go ’till the morning comes
don’t say thanks, no, beat your golden drums
now we’ve come to the river bend
where the road divides again
what was familiar is now unknown
here is where you must go alone
carry on my way . . .
the rainbow crow who’s torch is bright
pushes back the darkness like the early light
and with his song of rain and sun
completes the tune he once had begun
carry on my way . . .
Running Late
Now the light has gone away
I’m in the dark and I don’t mind
‘Cause the sun it breaks the day
I’ll get over it one more time
So tonight we’ll pretend
That the world’s stopped turning once again
And all that’s changed we’ll wait to feel
But we’ll reinvent the wheel in the morning
And I know I’m running late
And the world keeps spinning around
But it slows down just for you
And I’m running late
April rains come down on me
You can heal this wounded pride
But you know it’s slow like leaving
Some things take a while
So tonight we’ll pretend
That the world’s stopped turning once again
And all that’s changed we’ll wait to feel
But we’ll reinvent the wheel in the morning
And I know I’m running late
And the world keeps spinning around
But it slows down just for you
And I’m running late
Yeah I’m running late
And the world keeps spinning around
But it slows down just for you
And I’m running late
Rebirth in the Way
i clear my head i had the same dream
i still don’t know just what it could mean
i wish that i could call it a day
rebirth in the way
do you believe in reincarnation
as a roadblock to your destination
i wish that i could take a break
rebirth in the way
when i get down to the end and it all just starts again
not knowing’s killing me
if this philosophy is right there isn’t any end in sight
how can it really be?
i said it once and it happens twice
when it’s done some sleep would be so nice
i hope that they don;t make me say rebirth in the way
don’t know where i’m going to
i just hope there’s something new
and not the same shit different day
when it’s all been said and done don’t tell me it’s just begun
i hope it doesn’t work that way
good morning baby your hair is long now
i thought you cut it just the other day
i want to find that peaceful place
rebirth in the way
Same Day Delivery
Same day delivery
Is easy ‘nough to do
Like islands in a stream
They just come to you
Dry your eyes
It’s no surprise
Same day delivery
Protea King’s in bloom
Her petals come undone
Like colors on a sailing boat
In late afternoon sun
Take your time
No goodbyes
Pick me up a quarter to nine
Delivery
Delivery
The hour’s all but over now
Like smoke disappearing soon
By car plane or bus
I’ll see you when I do
I’ll take that bet
No regrets
Same day delivery
Delivery
Delivery
Delivery
Delivery
Shape of the World
I feel the shape of the world
I sense a circular motion
Now the sky is so blue
it’s reflecting the ocean
I’m walking over the world
Staring past the horizon
I feel no weight underneath me
forget the tears I was crying
and if you’re walking behind
just imagine that you were
beneath the shadow that’s rising
like the wave of the future
and then something reminds me to never forget
every long goodbye, every sweet sunset
and i know what you are
’cause I’m made of the same thing
now the end isn’t far
then it’s back to the beginning
I feel the shape of the world
I sense a circular motion
Now the sky is so blue
it’s reflecting the ocean
I’m walking over the world
Staring past the horizon
I feel no weight underneath me
forget the tears I was crying
no matter what may be or what might have been
when the moment’s complete you come full circle again
and you know that it’s true
I’ve got a similar notion
so what else can i do
if it sends me in a circular motion
Time Has Passed Me By
I was just a lonely boy
Who traveled on a train
I liked to talk to strangers
And stare out at the rain
The silence was contagious
I didn’t know what lay in store
Time has passed me by my friends
Now I’m walking out your door
The evening sun was sinking low
I set off down the street
To find the highest peak I could
And see what I could see
Memories of those days gone by
Are in my heart today
Time has passed me by my friends
Now i must be on my way
I have been a traveler
In a strange and foreign land
Trying to recover love
Doing what I can
My thoughts they seem uncertain
What can tomorrow bring?
Time has passed me by friends
Now I’m leaving once again
Philosophers have used their minds
I tell you from my soul
I’ve tried to save philosophy
For when I’m feeling old
Congestion in the city
Howls like the winds at sea
Time has passed me by my friends
And now it’s time to leave
Time has passed me by my friends
And now it’s time to leave
Now it’s time to leave
I don’t want to leave
Ten More Miles To Go
The noise outside was blaring
The city sidewalks staring
The girls and what they’re wearing
Say hello
He woke up in the morning
The daylight came in pouring
But he had to get moving
He had ten more miles to go
Gone to California
With a pocketful of matches
He sees his friends and catches up
And goes
Almost to Kansas City
Lord she looked so pretty
But everywhere he went he
Had ten more miles to go
He reached the city limits
Surveyed the scene around him
Looking like an indian
Eyes so slow
Next town in the distance
A drink to whet his whistle
‘Cause everywhere he went he
Had ten more limes to go
Land mines in the alley
They bottles up the liquor
He used to move much quicker
Long ago
He told himself the answer
Was an image in his mind
But all that he could see was
Ten more miles to go
Up To You
When the day is done
And night is finally come
Light will slowly disappear
And we will all return
To the place we were before
We were ever even here
You keep waiting for some salvation
But it won’t come to you
Where you’re going to
Like I told you it’s up to you
You can hesitate
Until it is too late
But you will never know unless you try
So open up your eyes
And see the stars that shine
Like diamonds in the night time sky
It don’t matter that people scatter
We must go our own ways
You know something is gonna come
It’s bound to change
To let it all go by
And climb the highest cloud
Is never quite as easy as it seems
You must remember to forget
Until you finally learn
To follow in the meaning of these dreams
But you’re on fire in the night time
When desire kicks in
So you stand and shout commands
At the howling wind
Now we’ve gone so late
We might as well just stay
Awake until the crystal dawn
So we drink to keep us warm
Until we are reborn
And pass away the time inside a song
You’re forgiven, take a chance on living
It’s all you can do
Like i told you where you’re going to
It’s up to you.