Oh my darling my dear I have reason to fear / That you know not the man you’re adoring / From the dark salty sea I found refuge in thee / But I’m soon to be loosening my moorings • CHORUS • And I’ll hold on hope when I let you go / Though you loved me well, I set out alone / And I will trust these winds / That they will not fail / Open up my heart / Let it be my sail • And I pray when I’m gone / you don’t feel I done you wrong / But if so I will seek my repentance / A convicted fool I am chained to the pen in my hand / And my darling I must serve this sentence • CHORUS • For the day it will come when my traveling is done / And I’ll search for a light on the shoreline / Though I know your harbor slips hold vessels worthier than this / If there’s room would you cast to me your line • CHORUS
I am the seed of Adam and Eve / That apple didn’t fall too far from the tree / Well I stole Eve’s hand and we ran behind some bushes / to try a more original sin • I said I think I love you Eve, she said call me Evelyn / I said I think I love you Eve, she said call me Evelyn • CHORUS • And I said come on baby why you want to wait / Why don’t we start this whole thing over again / Come on baby why you want to wait / You know we can start this whole thing over again / These days she loves it when I call her Evelyn • We were short on rent and got cast out by the landlord / But that don’t seem to phase Evelyn / I found an empty boxcar and I pulled her on board / We’d get south before the winter set in / She runs her fingers over the letters that I carved in / These days she loves it when I call her Evelyn • CHORUS • We got off in what was Jackson next to Charlie’s Bar / And I convinced Charlie to let me play / He couldn’t pay us no money but he had a place upstairs / Where he let me and Evelyn stay / We like it fine but talk all the time about leaving again / Maybe settling down somewhere like France or Ireland • CHORUS • We’ll find a run down shack on a small piece of land / And I’ll work on the house while you make us our own garden
Well I met her last September, and these days I call her mine / She’s my summer windswept Juliet my Autumn valentine / Yea we sit out on a Sunday to enjoy the sweet sunshine / And she says baby how I wish it could be like this all the time • CHORUS • But its gonna take a little rain / To let the grass beneath us grow / Its gonna take a little rain / ‘fore the flowers start to show / Sure we’d all want it our way / But there’s some things we don’t know / Just trust that on the way to beautiful / Its gonna take a little rain • Well we parted on a Sunday much too gloomy for its name / And the visions of forever faded into yesterday/ And I grow tired thinking ‘bout starting over / And all I can help but say / Is “Good lord why does it always have to be this way?” • CHORUS • The dark storms will come to bring you dark days / The rivers will rise and what they want they will take / But that storm will pass and you will remain / Save the tears in your eyes, love, leave that to the rain • The dark storms will come to bring you dark days / The rivers will rise and what they want they will take / But that storm will pass and you will remain / Save the tears in your eyes, love, leave that to the rain • And when that storm passes ‘ take you by the hand / Let you know I’ll be forever your man / And you’ll know this love was never in vain / Save the tears in your eyes, love • CHORUS
Ain’t those girls down on Magazine making themselves a scene / Dolled up in porcelain just like the magazines / Ain’t they so fancy but ain’t they got nothing to say • CHORUS • We don’t mean to be mean / We just ain’t that kind / We’d rather get lost / Just to see what we’d find / And we’ll ride around uptown on my tandem bike / I’ll buy some records, and you’ll buy some wine / I’ll put on a song that I think you might like / Then we’ll drink till we can’t tell the day from the night / Oh its you, darling, its you / That I’d like to stumble into / darling its you, darling, its you / That I’d like to stumble into • Ain’t those boys on the balcony making themselves a scene / Smoking their cigarettes just like the magazines / Ain’t they so fancy, but ain’t they got nothing to say • CHORUS • We don’t mean to be mean / We just ain’t that kind / We’d rather get lost / Just to see what we’d find / And we’ll ride around uptown on my tandem bike / We’ll find that guy we met last Fourth of July / I’m sure he’ll have something that we’ll want to try / We’ll make a rope out of blankets and climb out of our minds / Oh its you, darling, its you / That I’d like to stumble into / Oh its you, darling, its you / That I’d like to stumble into
Well its a slow drag down a burned out building / Baby don’t you want to go / Somewhere east of Mississippi / Ain’t nobody gonna know • Well that governor’s wife was so dawg on pretty / Tell me what’s a boy to do / Now its your life, son / You better leave that city ‘cause the word’s out / She been getting down with you • You might find that straight and narrow way / But you got to Sidestep your grave • Well if you slow down then the devil gon’ catch you / Son, you better move along / Somewhere east of Appalachia / Go ahead and grow your own • If you get burnt out on the blue grass / Pull your plants up from the middle of the corn / Buy a flatbed on your straight cash / Buy a dead man’s jacket from a second-hand store • You might find salvation some day / But you got to sidestep your grave • You might find salvation some day- / Oh repent my son and thou shall be saved-
She holds me in the cold breeze / But only when she’s lonely / Then she’ll act like she don’t know me / When the rain’s pouring on me / Still I trace her lines till I find rest on her shoulder • Well she ain’t much of a lover / Though I’ve passed on many others / just to chase her through the night / to find no comfort in her covers / Still I trace her lines till I find rest on her shoulders • CHORUS • I still don’t know where she goes / Though I try my best to follow / Where the horizon meets the sky / Thats where she goes to cry / But she don’t let me console her / So I’ll just trace her lines till I find rest on her shoulder • Well its her silence that speaks to me / And I swear she runs right through me / Her black lace trimmed in gold / And for me it is my duty / To trace her lines till I find rest on her shoulder • CHORUS
I let my fear of the coming sunrise / Chase me clear to California / Found a town between two mountains / Where I make my bed for now / Found work with a family friend / As a temporary ranch hand / While the winds that whip around me /Do their best to settle me down • CHORUS • But I’ll wait it out / Ain’t no settling for settling down / If there’s a land rush, I’m gonna chase it to the sea / Oh I got to believe that it’ll all work out / I got to believe a change will come around / If there’s a land rush, I’m gonna chase it to the sea / Yea and I’m gonna settle the land / The land ain’t gonna settle me • Who knew these towns named after saints / Could be so good to the sinners / And if I make it through the winter / Won’t this place feel more like home / Still my mind it wanders back to the house that I grew up in / Don’t the sleepy sounds of sweet home rest easy on my soul • CHORUS • CHORUS
Oh all you girls who were born in other countries / Oh how you get the better of me / Where are you from and won’t you kiss me in your native tongue • Have you come from as far away as I have / Or have I found my way to your land / Where are you from and won’t you kiss me in your native tongue • Well ain’t it funny how we meet this way / Being born so far apart / Won’t you show me the way to the train / Oh won’t you show me the way to your heart • Oh all you girls who were born in other countries / Oh how you get the better of me / Where are you from and won’t you kiss me in your native tongue / We could go to the thrift store for a carpet / That fit in our new apartment / That neither of us could afford on our own / But together we’ll be alright • Well its for you this song I sing / And still your cheeks they don’t turn red / Just then it occurs to me / You haven’t understood a word that I’ve said / Oh well… / Well I still hope this song gets stuck in your head • (Tu no entiendes / Pero mi corazon esta cantando / y se canta a ti)….
How quickly your world fell to pieces / Never needed a friend now you do / Love is all that I’ve ever known from you / And love is the least I can do / I’m gonna hold on as tight as I can / Till these dark days let go of you / I’m right here and I will shelter you through • Oh your dark days they are numbered / I know it don’t feel that way, but its true / Just press on past the cold and the storm / Till you find your clear skies of blue / You’re gonna make your way right out of here / One step at a time go ahead I got you / I’m right here and I will shelter you through • Love is all that I’ve ever known from you / And love is the least I can do / I’m right here and I will shelter you through
She was the prettiest thing that they had ever seen / In a small town run on God and gasoline / They marvelled at her green eyes and her curls / But in any other town she’d be just another beautiful girl • But they wore that bible belt just a little too tight / down a one way street with only one street light / So to take it right you had to go the wrong way first / Lord in any other town she’d be just another beautiful girl • CHORUS • She got caught with a boy got caught with a cigarette / Yea Jesus might forgive you but the preacher’s never gonna forget / She was everybody’s gossip. Everybody prayed for her / Lord in any other town she’d be just another beautiful girl • She grew up fast and she hiked up her Sunday gown / And the high school boys learned fast they should hang around / Cause in the small town nights the only thing going down was her / Lord in any other town she’d be just another beautiful girl • Yea they were looking through their bibles she was looking through a magazine / She liked them black and white and she loved them in between / but those looks she got were more than she deserved / Lord in any other town she’d be just another beautiful girl • CHORUS • She took the hand of a black boy and they ran away / The day she found out she was three weeks late / She knew that town would never love her baby girl / But in any other town she’d be just another beautiful girl • CHORUS • That girl was born prettiest thing her mother had ever seen / In a busy hospital on a busy street / Should have seen her hazel eyes, brown skin and curls / But to everybody else she was just another beautiful girl
Your heartache and pain well it’s a slippery slope / I caught you fashioning a noose down at the end of your rope / Feeling low down, but it ain’t as bad as you claim / You got your cup half empty and you’re waiting on a hurricane • Turns out the love that he sold you it was one big lie / That could never fit between his hello and his goodbye / Left you low down. Sometimes it happens that way / You got your cup half empty and you’re waiting on a hurricane • Sometimes we all get low down / Feeling bad and broke down / And honey its a low down shame / When the road you start to go down / Leaves you feeling low down / Turn around, go back the other way • Me? I heard from Bobby, Bobby heard from Sue, / Sue she heard it from Sarah said she heard it from you / You was low down. Me? Well I can’t complain / No, I just write a new sad song everytime it rains • Come down and let me in. I’m sitting on your stoop / With a homemade song and some chicken noodle soup / I heard you was low down. Well I brought something for the pain / You got your cup half empty and your waiting on a hurricane / …You wear your heart on your sleeve. Well honey put that thing away!
There’s hand me down dreams in these hand me down clothes / There are songs he used to sing that echo through my every bone / And they tell of a time that I’ve never known • I feel it in my soul… The only stories untold hide down lonely roads / So onward for glory / I’ll pay no mind when the night turns cold / Though I worry this path never turns for home • I know that my hat may never be hung / Still I hope that this song might be passed on like broken in shoes to someone / Lord I just hope I ain’t singing alone • I feel it in my soul… On along this road I will go / And if the loneliness takes its toll / This heavy heart is worth its weight in hope • The hope that one day my hat will be hung / The hope that these songs might be passed on like broken in shoes to someone / The hope that I won’t be singing alone • Cause I feel it in my soul…
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