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MY BABY'S GONE (Louvin/Louvin)

Hold back the rushing minutes
Make the wind lie still
Don’t let the moonlight shine
Across the lonely hill
Dry out the raindrops
And hold back the sun
My world has ended, my baby’s gone.

Oh, I wake up sometimes in the night and realize you’re gone
And then I toss upon my bed, and wait for day to come
I try to tell my lonely heart it must go on alone
The world has ended, my baby’s gone.

Hold back the rushing minutes
Make the wind lie still
Don’t let the moonlight shine
Across the lonely hill
Dry the raindrops
And hold back the sun
My world has ended, my baby’s gone

The milkman whistles softly as he comes up to my door
The mailman brings the letters round just like he did before
They seem so busy all day long, as though there's nothing wrong
Don’t they know my world has ended, my baby’s gone

Hold back the rushing minutes
Make the wind lie still
Don’t let the moonlight shine
Across the lonely hill
Dry out the raindrops
And hold back the sun
My world has ended, my baby’s gone

 

 

 

MY IDEA (T. Morgan/C.Brokaw)

Well I see that we’re coming to the end of the affair
There's one final favour to ask of you my dear
Can we pretend that it was you on the receiving end?
And tell our friends that it was my idea?

I can’t adjust to the life of endless afternoons
Which one of us lives in this room?
I’ll take the bus to the clinic every Thursday
But the experts won't know what the fuck to do

So if you hear someone calling at the bottom of the stairs
Sing a song to me in a voice that I can hear
Can we pretend that it was you on the receiving end?

 

 

 

NOTHIN' (T.Van Zandt)

Hey mama, when you leave
Don't leave a thing behind
I don't want nothin'
I can't use nothin'

Take care into the hall
And if you see my friends
Tell them I'm fine
Not using nothin'

Almost burned out my eyes
Threw my ears down to the floor
I didn't see nothin'
I didn't hear nothin'

I stood there like a block of stone
Knowin' all I had to know
And nothin' more
Man, that's nothin'

As brothers our troubles are
Locked in each others arms
And you better pray
That they never find you

Your back ain't strong enough
For burdens doublefold
They'd crush you down
Down into nothin'

Being born is going blind
And buying down a thousand times
To echoes strung
On pure temptation

Sorrow and solitude
These are the precious things
And the only words
That are worth rememberin'

 

 


RANCHO SANTA FE (E. Dando/P.Doyle)

Softened by something the darkness has done
The moon can speak to the wind
She flows on so quiet
The tide having turned
What was brittle and broken can now bend

I notice a change in your eyes
The stars inthe river at night
No longer cold
Finally able to catch
The ghost flying into the night

Arise
Flying into, falling into the night
Arise
Falling into the, flying into the night

The time of forgiveness upon us at last
The wind sighs a prayer to the sun
Woven as quiet as clouds move above
The stars shine together as one

Arise
Flying into the, falling into the night
Arise
Falling into the, flying into the night

Arise
Flying into the, falling into the night
Arise
Falling into the, falling into the night

Falling into the night
Falling into the night

 


REPEAT (E. Dando/J. Brion)

Reaching out to look inside
Got it wrong again
Try so hard to take your side
Though I know you can’t win

You’re on your own
You’re in the street
You come back home
Repeat

Take a fall, or place your bet
It’s the same damn thing
Crushing out a cigarette
Crack a fifth of gin

Things go wrong
Admit defeat
Things go well
Repeat

We got time to walk around
Drift away on solid ground
Take a plane to someplace cold
Somewhere warm if we get old

Stick to your guns
I find my feet
My legs won’t run
Repeat

 

 


SAM STONE (J.Prine)

Sam Stone came home
To the wife and family
After serving in the conflict overseas
And the time that he served
Had shattered all his nerves
And left a little shrapnel in his knee
But the morphine eased the pain
And the grass grew round his brain
And gave him all the confidence he lacked
With a Purple Heart and a monkey on his back

There's a hole in daddy's arm where all the money goes
Jesus Christ died for nothin' I suppose
Little pitchers have big ears
Don't stop to count the years
Sweet songs never last too long on broken radios

Sam Stone's welcome home
Didn't last too long
He went to work when he'd spent his last dime
And Sammy took to stealing
When he got that empty feeling
For a hundred dollar habit without overtime
And the gold rolled through his veins
Like a thousand railroad trains
And eased his mind in the hours that he chose
While the kids ran around wearin' other peoples' clothes

There's a hole in daddy's arm where all the money goes
Jesus Christ died for nothin' I suppose
Little pitchers have big ears
Don't stop to count the years
Sweet songs never last too long on broken radios

Sam Stone was alone when he popped his last balloon
Climbing walls whilst sitting in a chair
And they played his last request
While the room smelt just like death
With an overdose hoverin' in the air
All the life had lost it's fun
Now there's nothing to be done
But to trade his home and it bought him the G. I. Bill
For a flag draped casket on a local heroes' hil.

There's a hole in daddy's arm where all the money goes
Jesus Christ died for nothin' I suppose
Little pitchers have big ears
Don't stop to count the years
Sweet songs never last too long on broken radios

SHOTS IS FIRED (E. Dando/J. Brion)

There are a million things you’ll never get to do
You had your way before, and where’d it get you to?
Waking up on the floor and sleeping in your shoes
Already too much change in the reflecting pool

Whatever part of you, that’s been calling the shots, is fired
Whatever part of you, that’s been calling the shots, is fired

There are a million things you’ll never get to do
You had your way before, and where’d it get you to?
Waking up on the floor, you’re sleeping in your shoes
Already too much change in the reflecting pool

Whatever part of you, that’s been calling the shots, is fired
Whatever part of you, that’s been calling the shots, is fired

 

 

THE TODD KILLINGS

Shoots all these girls
His idea of killing time
Shoots all these girls
His idea of killing time

He's killing time
The Todd killings
He's killing time
The Todd Killings

This thing on the wall
A headless goat
I'm feeling so confused
Oh no

He's killing time
The Todd killings
He's killing time
The Todd Killings

 

 

SILENT NIGHT (J.Mohr)

Silent night, holy Night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon virgin mother and child
Holy infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, holy night
Shepherds quake at the sight
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia
Christ, the Saviour is born
Christ, the Saviour is born

Silent night, holy night
Son of God, love's pure light
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth
Jesus Christ was born today
Jesus Christ was born

 

 

 


STOP MY HEAD (E. Dando/J.Brion)

Speaking before you figure it out
Not always right, but never in doubt
Stepping aside for now
Your mind is red
Fall down dead

Into the dark, out of the room
Out of the way, never too soon
Some of the ground you gained
Lost instead
Fall down dead

Don’t listen to me, listen to yourself
Listen to yourself
Don’t listen to me, or anybody else
Listen to yourself

Some of the things you said
Stop my head
Fall down dead
Fall down dead

 

 

 


THE SAME THING YOU THOUGHT HARD ABOUT, IS THE SAME PART I CAN LIVE WITHOUT
(E. Dando/T. Morgan/B. Lee)

Another joke at my expense
I can’t believe where the time went
And how the past became the present tense
It’s all blown out for me

A trapdoor underneath my shoe
I stepped aside to let her loose
I stepped aside to let her through
It’s all blown out to sea

And the same thing you thought hard about
Is the same part I can live without
And the same thing you thought hard about
Is the same part I can live without

I can’t believe how far I slid
And secretly I’m glad I did
I can’t believe how far I slid
I guess I had to see

A broken heart and two black eyes
But you should see the other guy
Forget it how, forget it why
It’s all blown out to sea

And the same thing you thought hard about
Is the same part I can live without
And the same thing you thought hard about
Is the same part I can live without

 

THIRTEEN (A.Chilton/C.Bell)

Won't you let me walk you home from school?
Won't you let me meet you at the pool?
Maybe friday I can
Get tickets for the band
And I'll take you

Won't you tell your dad get off my back?
Tell him what we said 'bout "Paint It Black"
Rock and roll is here to stay
Come inside now it's okay
And I'll shake you

Won't you tell me what you're thinking of?
Would you be an outlaw for my love?
If it's no then I can go
If it's yes then let me know
And I won't make you

 


TONGUE TIED (E.Dando/B.Lee)

You left me tongue tied
You left me tongue tied

Peace meal scurvy
We don't have anything today
Peace meal scurvy
I don't have anything to say

You left me tongue tied
You left me tongue tied
You left me tongue tied
You left me tongue tied

I can't tell you why I can't see you so well
So long, goodbye
I can't help you, I can't say

You left me tongue tied
You left me tongue tied
You left me tongue tied
You left me tongue tied

I could taste it, what was happening to you
Three months wasted, out of sight and in to you

You left me tongue tied
You left me tongue tied
You left me tongue tied
You left me tongue tied

I can't tell you why I can't see you so well
So long, goodbye
I can't help you and I can't say

You left me tongue tied
You left me tongue tied
You left me tongue tied
You left me tongue tied
Tongue tied

 

 

TRIBUTE TO HANK WILLIAMS (T.Hardin)

Goodbye, Hank Williams my friend
I didn't know you, but I've been the places you've been

In Richmond, where they'd just been
For some, seats could not be found
But you plan to see him again next time Hank Williams is in town

Hardly nobody knew that night how soon they'd be cryin'
Hardly nobody knew that night Hank Williams was dyin'

He sang from his heart, took the pain for his fans
Who watched the pain in his heart
And they sat and then they clapped their hands

Goodbye, Hank Williams my friend
I didn't know you, but I've been the places you've been

The chauffeur steered the car that night
To the town next in line for the show
With his name and the date in lights
And people with tickets to go

Hardly nobody knew that night how soon they'd be cryin'
Hardly nobody knew that night Hank Williams was dyin'

Goodbye, Hank Williams my friend
I didn't know you, but I've been the places you've been

 

 


WAKING UP (E. Dando/R. Langdon)

Put the other rest of it around itself
Spray with water, and restore the health
Let it sleep, still it keeps waking up
Waking up

Take a shower and destroy your health
Put the other rest of it around itself
Let it sleep, still it keeps waking up
Waking up

Waking up
Waking up

 

 

 

WHOOPS

Onward and over it's a shiny new tide going out
I missed just a glimpse of what something I saw was about
A chair and two tables, from bottle to cradle and on
A gravy boat ladle, cut off the cable and gone
Believing me leaving is liable to help me is wrong

We all fall short, but it's a long way down
We all fall short, but what a long way down
It took too long, to go the wrong way around
We all fall short, but what a long way...

It's a long way down

Things you can carry, and things you can leave them behind
You might go out sorry, you sure enough came into it blind
What were you thinking you wouldn't be able to find

We all fall short, but it's a long way down
We all fall short, but what a long way down
It took too long, went the wrong way around
We all fall short, but what a long way down

 

 

 


WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO YOURSELF? (E. Dando/J. Brion)

You stayed awake for 14 days and then you slept a week
Why do you do this to yourself?
You drank out on the fire escape until you couldn’t speak
Why do you do this to yourself?

Why do you do this to yourself?
Refusing any kind of help
You’re not hurting no one else, that you can see
Why do you do this to yourself?
If you knew just how it felt
You’re not hurting no one else, that you can see

You’ll stay up again I’m sure, I won’t be losing sleep
Why do you do this to yourself?


WON'T YOU SOMETIMES THINK OF ME (H Williams)

Though our paths in life have parted
You no longer care for me but when you're happy with another
Won't you sometimes think of me

When the evenin' sun is sinking
Down behind the trees and the moon is slowly rising
Won't you sometimes think of me

I'll always keep your picture it means so much to me
And every night I'll pray dear that
You'll sometimes think of me

Think of days that are gone dear
Days we could recall if you would only try dear
But still you blame me for all

When the evenin' sun is sinking
Down behind the trees and the moon is slowly rising
Won't you sometimes think of me

All I can say's I tried dear
But you wouldn't let it be
So if you're ever sad and lonely
Won't you sometimes think of me

When the evenin' sun is sinking
Down behind the trees and the moon is slowly rising
Won't you sometimes think of me

 


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