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Without you

the night settles on conquering everything
the wind blowin’ warm dusting off the stones
theres a big yellow moon jumping high off the hills
laying her shine down, down on me
yeah shine on me

nightingale sing, sing me a pretty song
pretty as the day is long
cause this big old world is falling fast asleep
and I’m all alone counting on a dream
God I hope it’s sweet

all these nights I sit alone with you
stars shinin’ bright in our eyes
i still don’t know how to hold my hands
I’m livin’ in a world I don’t understand
not without you

green grass growing tall around them old trees
trying so hard to be like the leaves
cause there dancing in the wind
and so far they can see
and one fine day they’re gonna blow free
yeah they’re blowing free

well you can lay me down in that sweet smellin’ grass
oh let the moon light cover me
see I been here before hey and I’ll be here again
ain’t nothing like the way the ground holds me
yeah it’s holdin’ me

all these nights I sit alone with you
stars shinin’ bright in our eyes
I still don’t know how to hold my hands
I’m livin’ in a world I don’t understand
not without you

colored by you

broken down and dusty, and way to young to feel this damn old
staring too long same damn walls, how’d dreamin’ start to hurt like hell
.I tried to cool you, all to many times, a friend would never ever steal

so give me every piece of my broken heart
I think I will take it from here
yeah, I think I will go it alone

it’s a hard hot sun, it’s beating outside, it’s burning me down to the bone
then a cold cold night never tellin’ a lie, a man ain’t meant to be alone
yet the mud on your shoes is telling where you been.. but tell now… where will you go

with the weight of every piece of your broken heart
no you can’t get there from here
no you can’t get there alone
 
i have a love, it’s colored by you.. it’s colored right on my chest
it’s colored in fiction and midnight dew, it’s covered in pictures of you
hell I called your name so many times like a mad man howling at the sky

now I’m standing here with every piece of my heart saying
help me I can’t get there from here
would you help me, I can’t get there alone

go sweetheart

it brought me the top of a mountain. then it brought me down to my knees
it stirred at night and wailed with the dogs, crying please don’t leave me tonight

it spoke of her and the truth. it spoke about me and about you
it whispered in words I don’t know, but feel, and it felt like this can’t be right

but Mama, don’t fuss over me, ya loved that man that made me
with his fists in the night throwing punches at the sky screaming “why, why, why?”
screaming “why, why, why?”

hell it brought me one blank page, and a story too damn long to write
and a pen filled with my blood now, and no end in sight

and yes it brought me the love of my life, and the storm that followed us in
while you cried like the rain my love, I flirted out with the lightning

but honey don’t fuss over me. you loved that devil in me
and the quiver it brought to your knees girl, and its how my mother made me
and it’s how you made sweet baby jean

so go sweetheart deep in the night, show me what you will find
yes go sweet heart time after time, show me what you can find
was it me? was it you? was it him or was it her?
oh, I never really knew…and neither could you my love
it’s just another lesson to be learned
this is love…

hail to the thieves

long line of life, thick was the blood
heavy was the step, but swift was the run
burden on the child, born in the mud,
you’re to damn young to be a thief on the run

so bless your heart, and bless your aching bones.
but most of all, yes, yes most of all bless your soul
your soul…ah bless your soul
your weary soul..

I like you took a blow to the head
with each and every step, the whole it spread
now I’m living by the night, falling for the moon
and all her traps and tricks she plays on you

so bless your heart. bless your aching bones
oh but most of all, yes, yes most of all bless your soul
your soul…ah bless your soul your weary soul

hail to you and me. and all the love gone unseen
to dancing in the dark and what we dream
hail to you and hail to me
hail to you and hail to me
and hail to the thieves…

written on the walls

hey little girl with your broken heart
staring so long and far away
crying to the sun and the moon all night
praying God please take this pain away
now you’re writing in your tears telling long long tales
of storm clouds beatin’ you with rain

now it’s written on all your walls, and worse it’s written in your blood now it’s written on all your walls and worse it’s written in your blood  

hey young fella with your swollen head
counting the days until you rest
strapping all the world all along your back
preaching blood sweat and tears
yeah you’re marching all along so far far away
then asking where did everybody go?  

now it’s written on all your walls, and worse it’s written in your blood now it’s written on all your walls and worse it’s written in your blood

hey lost souls with your weary weary hearts
come and stomp your feet
we can sing this very song as we dance side by side
oh we’ll sing and dance, yes we’ll sing and dance
we’ll sing and dance through the night
till the morning light   

tale of the fall

painted on the wall, canvas made of skin, young fellows heart beating loud in her head
colored on her face, a nice bright red, she’s seeing all, it’s a tale of the fall
staring at her shoes looking once again for another clue, one to solve his crimes
she’s reading all about, what nothing’s about, worse she weighs it on, a strange man’s scale

now she’s asking God with her weeping eyes
hey dear can I get a smaller size… of my heart
she’s asking God with those deep deep eyes
hey dear God if I’m to survive
I need a smaller heat

she’s writing on your fate, with every step she walks right down to you. you and that setting sun
as darkness sets upon your empty mind she says “welcome, but please our time is short”
plowing at your ear, she plants a garden right on your mind, she runs off with your eyes
stuck feeling with your face, and nothings found, here’s the fall.. it’s the fall to your knees

now your asking God without any eyes
well hey dear lord can I can a smaller size
yes your asking God with your missing eyes
hey dear God if I’m to survive
I need a smaller heart

so you who walk in the shade, ya better be aware the lie of her face
it’ll bring you down…

cry

sitting by the fire, burning like a flame,
oh strange desire what’s y’ name
the leaves are a turnin’, something strange a callin’,
like them I’m gonna fall away
train was a boardin’, so many years ago,
but I just sat here laughin’ in the snow
blew out west, just a boy and a bag,
lookin’ for somewhere to go

and it called my name like its done so many time
and I follow like a fool to that sweet sweet lie
oh dear lord, thought we left it far behind
oh here we, oh here go….

rise from my bed, but I still haven't slept,
gonna find me a dream one night
paint it with colors, the colors of her eyes,
paint with the dress she wore that night
it was a hard hard livin’, diggin’ for that gold,
something for m’ lady to hold.
only to lie, beg steal, and cheat
now I need somewhere to go

and it called my name like it done so many times
and I followed that lie to my own damn demise
oh dear lord I thought we left that girl behind
oh here we go, i'm a runnin’ fool

same old wish echoes in my mind
same sweet dream I chase it day and night
all these days I let slip by
all these nights, lord I cry cry cry…

pass that jug, yes pass that jug, pass that jug down to me
raise it high, gonna drink all night, for a dream I heard called love
stomp those feet, ya better stomp those feet,
save them eyes from the dust
dance with me then take me home,
oh I need somewhere to go

and it called my name likely it’s done my whole life
can’t seem to shake that damn hurt from my eyes
oh dear lord can’t we make some compromise
here we go… I’m a running fool.

same old wish echoes in my mind
same sweet dream I chase it day and night
all these days I let slip by
all these nights, lord I cry cry cry
oh lord i cry

song for her

mourning come with that morning light
trees standing tall watching them birds in flight
the white frost slays killing all the green
these long cold nights start pickin’ on me
but I got you girl to hold me tight
my blue eyed dream girl you shimmer and you shine
well I walked so far hey and i walked so long
and i filled these valleys with my songs

and every single last one
girl it echoes your name
and it shines….like the sun

left it all behind so long ago
memories fade to black in a city so blue
singin songs for her’s about all I have
but singing songs alone will drive a man mad
with these tired old lines and these weary old words
tired is the song that never gets heard
well I walked so far and hey i walked so long
and i filled these valleys with my songs

and every single last one
girl it echoes your name
and it shines….girl it shines
like the sun

it ain’t easy

go amid the noise and haste.  remember what piece there may be
and I speak my truth, quiet and clear and forget all that I’ve seen
the voice that screams, the hands that shake, and the heart that takes,
it takes and it takes the one who lies, and the one who steals
the one who led my baby away
so stack your deeds and pour your love
so high that you stand from up above
and you can hold it tight, never knowing what’s right.
prepare for another long long night

steady my mind again
steady my hands
cause no no, well it ain’t easy being as I been
no no no it ain’t easy to want to understand

low light burn, and shine in my eyes.  keep me safe for one more night
yeah I seen that road, hell I walk that road
it’s where I watch my baby walk away
the moon, it shines, and the stars, they are bright, and a cold wind shifts up in the night and I would move if I could take my eyes of where my baby lies
yes I would move if I could take my eyes of where my baby lies…

steady my mind again
steady my hands
cause no no, well it ain’t easy being, hell, as I am
no no no well it ain’t easy
to want… to need.. to understand…

face in the clouds

I have bent my own mind, and I have spent all of my time
carving out some sort of path for you
but the shape we made, it surely will not due

I could sit and I could sulk at you, spend all my time now blaming you
but blood runs steady cross my lips
and yeah maybe I started it

I could fill this room with a cold cold glare 
swear up and down that I don’t care
then find myself knocking at your door
and asking why you don’t come around no more.

there I am, here you are.
here I am, and there you are
and I saw your face in the clouds
well you’re gone oh but you’re still so loud
yeah you’re gone oh but you’re still so loud

and I could sing, and I could march for you
raise some flag now and point to you
but how could i know the way
when from way down here you can’t hear what’s been said

guess I’ll sit and wait for that old white room
and hold it true that flowers bloom
and I will I’ll find my own way
so I don’t give a damn what’s been said

there I am, here you are..
here I am, and there you are
and I saw your face in the clouds
well you’re gone oh but you’re still so loud
yeah you’re gone oh but you’re still so loud