B i o g r a p h y
 (by Official Press)

M. Ward. The name only lacks a couple of 19th century dates underneath and it would resemble an inscription on a Victorian tombstone. Unlike a weatherbeaten marble epitaph, however, there's plenty that's flesh and blood about Matt Ward and his hypnotic fourth LP, Transistor Radio. The highlight of Ward's 2003 in-store performance at San Francisco's Amoeba Records--a gig hastily arranged at the former Haight-Ashbury bowling alley when his Bottom Of The Hill show was canceled due to a fire next door--has totally escaped the notice of the Portland, Oregon-based singer/guitarist. A mom emerges from the sparse crowd, lugs her three-year-old son up front and plops him down at Ward's feet. The kid stands there looking up, wide-eyed and open-mouthed, for a good ten minutes. Two tiny red lights on the little boy's sneakers blink on and off in ragged counterpoint to Ward's flying fingers, racing over his acoustic guitar's fretboard like a swarm of locusts devouring a head of lettuce. His low-profile attitude even extends to the name Ward has chosen to work under. "M. Ward was a nickname I had when I was younger," says the 31-year-old singer/songwriter. “It's more to the point, more formal." Rising from the ashes of his San Luis Obispo-based combo Rodriguez (one self-titled album, produced by Grandaddy's Jason Lytle), Ward's solo career began in 2000 when Giant Sand's Howe Gelb took a shine to his music and released Ward's debut disc, Duet For Guitars #2, on Gelb's Ow Om label. End Of Amnesia, Ward's introspective 2001 sophomore effort, sounds like it was recorded in a dusty attic between ancient steamer trunks and long-forgotten dress dummies. The vocals appear almost as an afterthought. When he started singing, it was just another vehicle for the guitar, Ward says. "Guitar has always been my main passion. I feel like I'm learning over the past couple of years how to make my singing more of an instrument."

Ward is at a loss to explain the origin of his singing voice, a three-pack-a-day rasp that sounds like it should come from a 75-year-old Mississippi Delta bluesman. It's as much a non sequitur as the Southern-fried vocal delivery used 40 years ago by Creedence Clearwater Revival's John Fogerty, a man who grew up just north of Oakland, Calif. "I don't smoke," Ward says. "I started recording in my parents' house when I was 16 and, not wanting to wake anybody up, you just start to sing quieter and play quieter. I think that's why my voice is so messed-up. People who only know the records think I'm really old or from the South.” Ward's spellbinding third album, 2003's Transfiguration Of Vincent (Merge), features a bigger sound than any of his previous efforts. And it ignores musical boundaries like a barefoot kid with a fishing pole hopping over a barbed-wire fence. Songs range from a fiery, Dylan/Neil Young-like "Helicopter" ("I wanted a Sun Records sound on that," he says) to "A Voice At The End Of The Line," just as fuzzy and warm as those early, moonlit Brian Wilson/Beach Boys ballads like "Your Summer Dream." Mention Brian Wilson to Ward and you've touched the man where he lives. "I remember having long discussions with (Grandaddy main cog) Jason Lytle about the Beach Boys when I lived in California," says Ward. "If there is a California myth, I think Brian Wilson single-handedly created it. In years to come his music will be looked upon as the beginning of an entirely new sound," adds Ward, who raves about seeing Wilson's recent performance of Smile at the Sydney Opera House. The very theme of Ward's fourth longplayer, Transistor Radio, finds him glancing into the rearview mirror towards a time when commercial radio was still a vital life force in America. "The idea of the record was to go back in time to when radio was brand new to me with a lot more flavors than it has now. It was interesting going to England recently and talking to people about (the late, revered U.K. disc jockey) John Peel and how the DJ who plays what he's passionate about has turned into the robot DJ who can only play what's been approved by the corporation." Like golden-age radio, itself, Ward's loving tribute to the beloved medium is stocked with wonderful songs.

An intimate, acoustic-guitar instrumental version of "You Still Believe In Me," from the classic Beach Boys' work Pet Sounds, kicks off Transistor Radio (Merge), Ward's fourth solo album, in brilliant fashion. Ward makes the song his own, an old friend that you might not even recognize if you're not paying close attention. "A lot of Brian Wilson's melodies sound like classical music to me," says Ward. "I wanted to pretend that it was a classical song and play it that way." To that end, Ward bookends the Wilson gem with another entrancing guitar instrumental, J.S. Bach's "The Well Tempered Clavier" for the album's finale. "Four Hours In Washington" is a bleary-eyed tribute to sleeplessness. "I think I could make an entire record about insomnia," says Ward. There are nights, he admits, when he stares at the clock on his digital radio as the hours creep by. "I'm haunted by time passing, especially when I have things to do in the morning," he says. The song, he reveals, was inspired by sources as diverse as Bobby Lewis' ancient rocker "Tossin' And Turnin'" and Howe Gelb's crab-like Giant Sand opus "Wolfy." "Yeah, that was definitely inspired by Kris Kristofferson," admits Ward of the wellspring he tapped for Transistor Radio's "Fuel For Fire." Inspired he says by no less than "an entire century of American music. Some chord progressions are as ancient as time and, to me, that's a comforting feeling." Scratch a high school poet and an aspiring indie-rocker will probably bleed. "The germ took hold for me when I started writing bad poetry when I was 15,” Ward says, citing the Beatles, Sonic Youth and fireHOSE (the remnants of L.A. punk icons the Minutemen) as artists who stoked his pubescent fires. John King--the man responsible for the museum-like graphic look of Ward's albums and described by Ward as "somewhat of a mentor"--turned Ward on to the folk music of Elizabeth Cotten and John Fahey just as he was about to enroll in college. The curious mixture of influences has aged over time into a fine vintage all its own.

Jimmy Page, Mississippi John Hurt, Neil Young, Django Reinhardt and the Smiths' Johnny Marr--Ward has plenty of time for all of them when he's looking for some fretboard buzz. But no one gets as much turntable time at the Ward pad as jazz trumpet legend/gravel-voiced vocalist Louis Armstrong. "He's been a revelation to me," says Ward. "I love the early Hot Five stuff, but I also love the more recent period where people thought he sounded too commercial. It takes me back to when I was younger, when my parents played me the Hello Dolly album. Rediscovering Louis Armstrong's music is a life-encompassing experience for me." Ward has recently joined Jim James of Kentucky-based indie-rock stalwarts My Morning Jacket and Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst for some exciting collaborative live shows with no real headliner or opener. "Conor invited Jim and me to play this Free Tibet show at Carnegie Hall and it went really well," says Ward. "The chemistry is incredible. We all have a love for simplicity in writing.” Keeping people guessing about what's coming next is a fascinating part of the game for Ward, a big fan of the unsettling films of David Lynch. "I think it's the artist's job to blur the lines," he says. "I think of all the music I listen to--Billie Holliday, Louis Armstrong, John Fahey--and the way they blur the lines. But, to me, their specific and unique voices come from the same place."




Duet For Guitars #2
- 1999-08-xx -



Duet For Guitars #2 (Instrumental)
Beautiful Car
Fishing Boat Song
Scene From #12
Good News
Crooked Spine (Instrumental)
Look Me Over
Who May Be Lazy
It Won't Happen Twice
He Asked Me To Be A Snake & Live Underground
Song From Debby's Stairs
It Was A Beautiful Car (Instrumental)

End of Amnesia
- 2001-07-17 -



End Of Amnesia (Instrumental)
Color Of Water
Half Moon
So Much Water
Bad Dreams
Archangel Tale
Silverline (Instrumental)
Flaming Heart
Carolina
From A Pirate Radio Sermon, 1989
Psalm (Instrumental)
Ella
Seashell Tale
O'Brien/O'Brien's Nocturne
 

Transfiguration of Vincent
- 2003-03-18 -



Transfiguration #1 (Instrumental)
Vincent O'Brien
Sad, Sad Song
Undertaker
Duet For Guitars #3 (Instrumental)
Outta My Head
Involuntary
Helicopter
Poor Boy, Minor Key
Fool Says
Get To The Table On Time
A Voice At The End Of The Line
Dead Man
Let's Dance
Transfiguration #2 (Instrumental)

Transistor Radio
- 2005-02-22 -



You Still Believe In Me (Instrumental)
One Life Away
Sweethearts On Parade
Hi-Fi
Fuel For Fire
Four Hours In Washington
Regeneration No. 1 (Instrumental)
Big Boat
Paul's Song
Radio Campaign
Here Comes The Sun Again
Deep Dark Well
Oh Take Me Back
I'll Be Your Bird
Lullabye & Exile
Well Tempered Clavier (Instrumental)

Post-War
- 2006-08-29 -



Poison Cup
To Go Home
Right In The Head
Post-War
Requiem
Chinese Translation
Eyes On The Prize
Magic Trick
Neptune's Net (Instrumental)
Rollercoaster
Today's Undertaking
Afterword/Rag

Hold Time
- 2009-02-17 -



For Beginners
Never Had Nobody Like You
Jailbird
Hold Time
Rave On
To Save Me
One Hundred Million Years
Stars of Leo
Fisher of Men
Oh Lonesome Me
Epistemology
Blake's View
Shangri-La
Outro (Instrumental)

A Wasteland Companion
- 2012-04-10 -



Clean Slate
Primitive Girl
Me And My Shadow
Sweetheart
I Get Ideas
The First Time I Ran Away
A Wasteland Companion
Watch The Show
There's A Key
Crawl After You
Wild Goose
Pure Joy

More Rain
- 2016-03-04 -



(More Rain) (Instrumental)
Pirate Dial
Time Won'
t Wait Up
Confession
I'
m Listening (Child's Theme)
Girl From Conejo Valley
Slow Driving Man
You'
re So Good To Me
Temptation
Phenomenon
Little Baby
I'
m Going Higher

Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

Blue Bayou
Buckets of rain
Cosmopolitan pap
ESP
(& A Knockout Punch)
Famous Dave
Fearless
Going Away
Headed for a fall
I Can Never Remember
Lost The Power
Pale Blue Eyes
Saturday
Someday
Waiting Years #1
Were you there
Wild Minds


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Duet For Guitars #2

Beautiful Car

I was washing antique cars
Working part-time for my dad after school
When I got the go-ahead
To pick a car and spin around the neighbourhood

It was a baby blue fifty-two Roadstar
It was a beautiful car

That was the night I heard of the fighting
And the murder of the schoolmaster's son
Last year I asked him who he was afraid of
And he answered "everyone"

But did I even flinch a wrist
Should I have tried to undo what had been done
Now, that's just the way its gotta be
I should never have to worry myself none

It was a baby blue fifty-two Roadstar
It was a beautiful car

It was a beautiful car
It was a beautiful car...

Fishing Boat Song

From Springfield, Mass. to Concord Town
I saw those lights go down
In a gorge in Kansas
I met my Jesus
He laid me down and he said

If I build you a fishing boat
Would you leave everyone you know
If I build you a fishing boat
Would you leave everyone you know

Would you be more likely to kill more time with me
And then a sudden gale began to wail
It set my heart like no other love
Like no other love

From Springfield, Mass. to Concord Town
I saw my lights go down

Scene From #12

Cough, cough
And hacking in the hallway
And he don't even cover his mouth

Hack, Hack
And hacking in the morning
The elevator echoes his disease

I think he knows I can hear him night and day
I think he knows I can not live this way, oh
I think he knows that I ain't sleeping
I ain't sleeping
I ain't...
I ain't sleeping
I ain't sleeping
I ain't...

Well, it was quiet and "Crash!"
One night I heard him tumble
Shaking fell a painting from a wall

And here and gone
The silent apartment
And now there's never any disturbances at all

I think he knows I can hear him night and day
I think he knows I can not live this way, oh
I think he knows that I ain't sleeping
I ain't sleeping
I ain't...
I ain't sleeping
I ain't sleeping
I ain't...
I ain't sleeping
I ain't sleeping
I ain't...
I ain't sleeping
I ain't sleeping
I ain't...

Good News

When I forget how to cry
I see you out alone at night
My heart explodes in light in sky
And I want to close my eyes

When I forget how to give
I see you out alone with him
His heart explodes in light in sky
And I want to close my eyes
And I want to say and bring good news to you

When I forget how to try
I'm wide awake alone at night
My heart explodes in light in sky
But I have to close my eyes
And I want to say and bring good news to you

Look Me Over

I don't need no sweets to make me happy
I'm not like them babe, I won't be fooled by nothing.
Whistle me out and I'll roll over
Hey, look me over!

My part-time job, it ain't exactly thrilling
But my heart knows more and it won't be fooled by nothing
Call me before I'm keeling over
Hey, look me over!

And I know it ain't time for me to go
You don't think so!

Friends won't let guys sleep up on their couches
When word comes down that he stains all he touches
I was too late I know, look me over
It's too late I know, look me over
It's too late I know, look me over
But hey, look me over!

Who May Be Lazy

And what makes me happy
And who makes me high
Sure won't be around on that night

And who may be lazy
And he who has lied
He who was last shall be first in the line

So take me out dancing
And sing me to sleep
This could be the last night that we'll ever dream

And who may be lazy
And he who has lied
He who was last shall be first in the line

Hmmm...

It Won't Happen Twice

Oh, lightning may strike your poor heart tonight
But it won't happen twice, my friend
And all the love you deserve is coming on stormy winds

And I was jealous and cruel to a young girl I knew
But it wont happen twice, my friend
Oh, if I get the chance I'll be braver like holy wine

And disaster has riddled my body with holes
But it won't happen twice, my friend
It won't happen twice, my friend
And I know it because I know it, child
It can not happen again

And a hurricane blew my bright stars away
But it won't happen twice, my friend.
I'm flat on my back and I'm travelling like dizzy spells

All these inside fires have burned up these outside things
All these inside fires have burned up these outside things

But it won't happen twice, my friend
It won't happen twice, my friend
And I know it because I know it, child
It can not happen again

Oh, it won't happen twice, my friend
It won't happen twice, my friend
And I know it because I know it, child
It can not
Can not happen again

He Asked Me To Be A Snake & Live Underground

Oh, redemption is a pure signal
It's high in the pines like a bald eagle
But I've only seen it once or twice
He wanted me to follow but I fell down
And he asked me to be a snake and live underground

I know sympathy is a pure signal
It's high in the pines like a bald eagle
But I've only seen it once or twice
He wanted me to follow but I fell down
And he asked me to be a snake
And he asked me to be a snake
And he asked me to be a snake and live underground

Song From Debby's Stairs

I know the next life gonna be a good life for me
I know the next run gonna be a good one for me

I made a drawing of accuracy that painted it real gorgeous
I'd share it with you tonight, my friend, but I left it on the bus
I left it on the school bus

I know the next life gonna be a good life for me
I know the next run gonna be a good one for me

I remember Manzanita, a school made out of brick
Underneath that black scratchboard is where I found the stick
That's where I found the yardstick

I know the next life gonna be a good life for me
I know the next run gonna be a good one for me

Gloria found a drawing of accuracy that painted it real gorgeous
She leaned closely and over to me, said she found it on the bus
She found it on the school bus

End of Amnesia

Color of Water

I was all geared up and ready to go
Bounding for to leave my mountain home with a sky of blue
Between the leaves and the color of the water was green
High over the sea.

“Do you have to leave so soon my boy?
The winter time ain't even begun….”
“Well I'd stay awhile,” I turned to
Say.
“But the color of the water is grey and I'm going away…”

Half Moon

Fell the dark night and no starlight to
Light the room and no half-moon.
Fell an old tune under trumpets by a blue lagoon and no half-moon

So Much Water

Water, so much water is under the bridge
Have not seen you since I was 21
And you know I was just a kid
And I have oh so many friends who talk you up like your someone new
Yeah but I've already gotten over you

Times, times where the lamps were lit so low
Well only a stranger would think its impossible to let them go
And I have oh so many flashback scenes that I can calmly walk straight through
And now my mind is free to walk the streets we used to walk so quietly
And laid the foundation for this handful of rhymes well I have left the frustration behind my eyes

"wait! Don't let your dream just walk away!"
Exactly how many times have I heard that one today
Yeah we have oh so many friends who like to pretend we're still in high school
"water, so much water is under the bridge"

Bad Dreams

Oh! Every night I'm dreaming of you and we're weaving through a crowded room
And I ask you to be my best friend too and then I lose you.
On a steamer with a small-city band I chase you through the room again and you're gone before the next dance ends

(I don't what it means) Bad Dreams
But I should do what I want to do and I should dream about whoever I want to dream about
But every night I'm calling out your name and every time you get away.
Oh and I'm damned before I even begin but ill chase you through the room again
And I'll ask you to be my best best friend and then I lose you.

Archangel Tale

Come with me and you'll never be the same.
Come with me to the place I'm thinking of (across the bridge that keeps you form your love).
Come with me but you must come alone (across the bridge that keeps you from your home)

A Band of a Hundred Angels did I see & a chariot of white swung low (across the River Jordan for me)
Come with me to the place your thinking of (across the bridge that keeps you from your love)
And so I followed the band of angels to a shore and climbed atop a mountain high
And a ray of light shown down upon the stone a saviour rolled away long ago…

Flaming Heart

Well I'm trying hard to pass the time but I just got more time to kill
You know the flaming heart can't get his fill
But the flaming heart will try and try as he will

And the flaming eyes I had are gone, they went out with the thrill
You know the flaming heart can't get his fill
But the flaming heart will try and try as he will

Oh, I got a flaming heart
Oh, I got a flaming heart
I gotta roll like a tire
I've got a love that's mighty like a rose

And the flaming stars I had are gone
They burned out over the hill
You know the flaming heart can't get his fill
But the flaming heart will try and try as he will

Oh, I got a flaming heart
Oh, I got a flaming heart
I gotta roll like a tire
I've got a love that's mighty like a rose

Carolina

"Where are you going?" for the 250th time.
"I'm waiting for a sign"
"Well it looks like another line"
And I'm walking backwards to the place where I come from
But that ain't enough, no you want me to run.

I used to feel like California with baby's eyes so blue
Now I feel like Carolina: I split myself in two
And I'm walking backwards from Chicago through Washington
But that ain't enough no you want me to run.

"Better watch your soul it'll leave you like a hundred bucks."
My friends said “Stick to your guns” but instead I just got stuck
And I'm walking backwards looking forward to getting done
But that ain't enough no you want me to run

From A Pirate Radio Sermon, 1989

Wise won't be wise anymore
And mine won't be mine anymore
And I am waiting for the day when I will finally know surrender
And the weak will not be weak anymore

Lost won't be lost anymore
Hard won't be hard anymore
And I am waiting for the day when I will finally know surrender
And the weak will not be weak anymore

And I'll be waiting like a stranger for a train
For a headlight through the rain
I don't know the day or hour
But I can sense the final power

Yours won't be yours anymore
Theirs won't be theirs anymore
I am waiting for the day when I will finally know surrender
And the weak will not be weak anymore
No the weak will not be weak anymore

Ella

For you I have travelled far and wide
For to hear your lullaby
Hey rock-a-bye

And if you can't keep an eye on
At least just leave a light on for me

And I chose a star to be my guide
Chose the moon to be my bride (and never die)

And if you can't keep an eye on
At least just leave a light on for me

We are tireless fighters
But we cannot make it on our own
We are bareback riders
We are lost on our way back home

And if you can't keep an eye on
At least just leave a light on for me

Seashell Tale

Let's go play some money on the order the horses
Break the ribbon of that famous finish line
And then gather up our stash, babe
Find a little ranch, babe
And buy a lonely little pony to ride

Well I knew I was lucky
When a needle came and stuck me
A porcupine came and poked this cactus hide
Let me finish what I start, babe
Open up your heart, babe
I'll sow a land of milk and honey in your mind

Oh flesh and blood has found me in your arms again
I see the whisper of the wind has found your hair again
And though my heart said "give me refuge"
In your dignity my dear
All I could do is put a seashell to your ear

Oh flesh and blood has found me in your arms again
I see the whisper of the wind has found your hair again
And though my heart said "give me refuge"
In your dignity my dear
All I could do is put a seashell to your ear

O'Brien/O'Brien's Nocturne

Well we talked about old times
Like a couple of old guys
And took a little walk to the old baseball diamond
And along came O'Brien
With a guitar in his hand
Met us on the field with impeccable timing

He said I got a new song to show you
Though it probably ain't gonna blow your mind
And the thing about O'Brien was
He could always make a string buzz like it was 1989
And I remember my old car and that old girlfriend of mine

It was a cracked wooden thing
He said wanna talk about old strings
It's been 10, 12 years since I last changed mine
And it says Sears down the neck
Had a little blood stain on the second fret
But you know it still keeps impeccable timing

And he said I got a brand new song to show you
Though it probably ain't gonna blow your mind
And the thing about O'Brien was
He could always make a string buzz like it was still 1989
And I remember my old car and that old girlfriend of mine

And that's the story about O'Brien blew my mind

Transfiguration of Vincent

Vincent o'brien

He only sings when he's sad and he's sad all the time
So he sings the whole night through
(yeah he sings in the daytime too)

He only dreams when he's sad and he's sad all the time
So he dreams the whole night through
(yeah he dreams in the daytime too)

There may be mermaids under the water
There may even be a man in the moon
Oh but Vince your time is runnin' out
You better get yourself together soon!

Out of buffalo the man
Below the belt he swung
And then after the bell has rung,
Another cheap shot here it comes!
Another cheap shot here it comes!

He only laughs when he's sad and he's sad all the time
So he laughs the whole night through
(yeah he laughs in the daytime too)

There may be mermaids under the water
There may even be a man in the moon
Oh but Vince your time is runnin' out
I hope you get yourself together soon!
I hope you get yourself together soon!

Sad, sad song

Oh I went to the doctor, i said doctor please,
What do you do when your true love leaves?
He said the hardest thing in the world to do,
Is to find somebody believes in you.

Make a sad, make a sad, make a sad sad sad song
Make a sad, make a sad, make a sad sad song...

And so i went to the whippoorwill, i said whippoorwill please,
What do you do when your true love leaves?
He said i only have but one trick up my sleeve,
I sing it over and over 'til she comes back to me.

I make a sad, make a sad, make a sad sad sad song
I make a sad, make a sad, make a sad sad song...

And so i went to the whale, i said killer whale please,
What do you do when your true love leaves?
He said i only have but one trick up my sleeve,
I sing it over and over 'til she comes back to me.

I make a sad, make a sad, make a sad sad sad song
I make a sad, make a sad, make a sad sad song...

Oh i went to my mama, i said mama please,
What do you do when your true love leaves?
She said the hardest thing in the world to do,
Is to find somebody believes in you.

Undertaker

Oh love is so good
When you're treated like you should be
The sky goes on forever in a symphony of song.

And how the water can flow
Like it's streaming out a fountains
And all you got to do is find a sword and a stone.

And how it takes all the night
Like birds of paradise like
Way down in Pollyanna where the race runs wild.

Oh but if you're gonna leave
Better call the undertaker
Take me under, undertaker
Take me home.

Oh just place me in a box
And fasten all the locks
And with a one, two throw me over the bay side bridge.

'Cause love is so good
When you're treated like you should be
The sea goes on forever in a symphony of song.

Oh but if you're gonna leave
Better call the undertaker
Take me under, undertaker
Take me home.

Yeah if you're gonna leave
Better call the undertaker
Take me under, undertaker
Take me home.

Outta my head

Oh a playful little kitten met a playful little bird,
And then off with it's head, off with it's head, oh my!

And a breeze met a blossom in a winter embrace
And then off with it's head, off with it's head, oh my!

Am I outta my head, outta my head my love?
Am I outta my head or is this real life?

Well you brought me from the cold bay
For to sharpen up your nights
And then off with my head, off with my head, oh my!

Once you taught me how to crawl, and you taught me how to cry
And then off with my head, off with my head, oh my!

Am I outta my head, outta my head my love?
Am I outta my head or is this goodbye?
Am I outta my head or is this goodbye?

Involuntary

Have you ever been alone in the night time
And you're thinking that you just don't know
And that feeling grows
Without control

And you're thinking about a place to go
But your body tells you
"Stay at home"
It's involuntary

And when the phone has lost it's bell
And the doorbell has lost it's sound
You're only hearing your heart pound
It's involuntary

And have you ever tried to leave at the right time
But the right time seems to come so slow
And that feeling grows
Without control

And you're thinking about a place to go
But your body tells you
"Stay at home"
It's involuntary

And when the phone has lost it's bell
And the doorbell has lost it's sound
You're only hearing your heart pound
It's involuntary

Helicopter

I am somewhere in this city
I am climbing up a fire escape
I am somewhere in this city
I am climbing up a fire escape
I have got to save my baby
From the mess this world has made.

I arrive through a window
I leave through a whole in the wall
I arrive through a window
I leave through a whole in the wall
I scramble down the stairwell
With my baby, cradle and all.

Helicopter, helicopter let your long rope down
Let us sway into the sunset,
I have done all I can do in this town.

Tom, violence has taken
The wind out of my sails
Tom, violence has taken
The wind out of my sails
Helicopter has taken to
Breaking this dream as well.
(this song was recorded before you all knew)

My mind is a racing
My heart is prepared somehow
My mind is 'a racing
My heart is prepared somehow
For that searchlight come shining
And find me under a cloud.

Helicopter, helicopter let your long rope down
Let us sway into the sunset,
I have done all I can do in this town.

Poor boy, minor key

Poor boy
Head against a pillow
Fast asleep
Poor girl
Head against a window
Lost in a dream

One day they will be as giants
Stronger than the sun
But that day ain't yet come

Wide world
Wide world of sorrow
Won't stand a chance
Wide world
Wide world of sorrow
Won't stand a chance

One day they will be as giants
Stronger than the sun
But that day ain't yet come

Fool says

Hey, i ain't never met anyone like you before
I ain't never met anyone like you before
I thought all the good ones were gone
You're here to tell me i was wrong

Hey, you ain't never met a fool like me before
You ain't never met a fool like me before
They told you all romantic fools had died
I'm here to tell you that they lied

You can't be always right my friend,
Come on and tell me I got it wrong again!

Hey, i ain't never seen anything like this before
I ain't never seen anything like this before
I thought all the mystery was gone
You're here to tell me i was wrong

You can't be always right my friend
Come on and tell me i got it wrong again

Hey, you ain't never met a fool like me before
You ain't never met a fool like me before
They told you all romantic fools had died
I'm here to tell you that they lied

Get to the table on time

Well they called me once, and they called me twice
Third time they called me was cold as ice,
They say "get to the table, get to the table on time!"
Better make up your mind, if you wanna get to the table on time
Better get to the table, get to the table on time.

And the lord of lords, he laid out a feast,
He said "listen to me boys, this will be last one of these,
So you better get to the table, get to the table on time."
Better make up your mind, if you wanna get to the table on time
Better get to the table, get to the table on time.

A voice at the end of the line

If all I had was just one final call
Would you answer my ring
Would you hear me at all

Oh when I spent my life
Trying to make someone mine
Now all I want is a voice at the end of the line

I lost my luck in a unlucky bet
Could you clear my name
Could you cancel my debt

Oh when I spent my life, trying to make up my mind
now all I want is a voice at the end of the line

I spent way to much time beside myself
I don't know what I was thinking about
Oh but deep in my mind I am dialing your number now

Dead man

Dead man, dead man don't cry
Dead man, dead man don't cry, don't cry
When you die it ain't the end
It ain't the end when you die

Dead man, dead man be brave
Dead man, dead man be brave, be brave
You shall be saved by and by
By and by you shall be saved

Dead man, dead man believe
Dead man, dead man believe, believe
You're a free man at last
At last dead man you are free

Dead man, dead man don't cry
Dead man, dead man don't cry, don't cry
When you die it ain't the end
It ain't the end when you die

Let's dance

( David Bowie cover )

Let's dance, put on your red shoes and dance the blues
Let's dance, to the song they're playin' on the radio

Let's sway, while colour lights up your face
Let's sway, sway through the crowd to an empty space

If you say run, I'll run with you
If you say hide, we'll hide
Because my love for you
Would break my heart in two
If you should fall
Into my arms
And tremble like a flower

Let's dance, for fear your grace should fall
Let's dance, for fear tonight is all

Let's sway, you could look into my eyes
Let's sway, under the moonlight, this serious moonlight

If you say run, I'll run with you
If you say hide, we'll hide
Because my love for you
Would break my heart in two
If you should fall
Into my arms
And tremble like a flower

Let's dance, put on your red shoes and dance the blues
Let's dance, to the song they're playin' on the radio

Let's sway, you could look into my eyes
Let's sway, under the moonlight, this serious moonlight

Transistor Radio

One life away

Too all the people underground
Listening to the sound
Of the living people walking up and down the graves

Well one of them is mine
I visited my Fraulein
She's only one step away

Too all the people underground
Listening to the sound
Of the living people breathing the air today

Well one of them is mine
I'm visiting my Fraulein
She's only one breath away

And I say…

Too all the people underground
Listening to a sound
Of the living people living their lives away

Well one of them is mine
I visited my Fraulein
She's only one life away
She's only one life away

Sweethearts on parade

( Louis Armstrong cover )

Oh two by two
They go marching through
Oh sweethearts on parade

And how i cried
As they passed me by
Those sweethearts on parade

I'd love to join them but
Well they won't even look
Cause it takes more than one to join the army of love

So how i pine
Just to fall in line
With those sweethearts on parade

Sweethearts on parade
Sweethearts on parade
Sweethearts on parade
Sweethearts on parade
Sweethearts on parade

Hi-fi

Where you gonna run to now
That you ain't got space to fill
What you gonna do with your time now
You ain't got time to kill

Where you locked in coverage falling in time
And it's hot enough just to let your song go by
I'm gonna give it to you
If you let me give it to you

Hey hey

So let me turn the volume up get a little bit of hi-fi
Drown out all the sirens in the back of my mind

Bah bah bah ba

Now you gonna settle your ties
With you aint got bind to tie up
Why burn your bridges?
When you can blow your bridges up

Where you locked in coverage falling in time
And it's hot enough just to let your ideas go by
I'm gonna give it to you
If you let me give it to you

Hey hey

So let me turn the volume up get a little bit of hi-fi
Drown out all the sirens in the back of my mind

Let me turn the volume up get a little bit of hi-fi
Drown out all the sirens in the back of my mind

Now they're calling all cars from the north to the Southside
Better get the east and its coming from the Westside
They're calling all cars from the north to the Southside
Better get the east and its coming from the Westside

Fuel for fire

My heart is always on the line
I've travelled all kinds of places
The song is always the same
Got lonesome fuel for fire

Got forty-fives to play at night
Got books to spend with every weekend
The story's always the same
Got lonesome fuel for fire

Fuel for fire, a bitter ending
To a sweet, sweet tale
Fuel for fire, the sour note inside the orchestra wail

Fuel for fire, uncomfortable pauses
Between famous last words
Fuel for fire, a missing persons
In a small, small world

I dug beneath the wall of sound
I ended up back where i started
The song is always the same
Got lonesome fuel for fire

And so my heart is always on the line
I've travelled all kinds of places
The story's always the same
Got lonesome fuel for fire

Four hours in Washington

Well, it's one in the morning and i can't sleep at night
I hear wolves around the doorstep
They're circling outside
I count ‘em jumping over fences, and landing on the sheet
Now, it's two in the morning and I can't fall asleep

It's two in the morning and I can't fall asleep
There's a wind in the willows
And it's a howling down the street
I hear it picking up the garbage, gonna fly it to the moon
Now it's three in the morning better get some sleeping soon

It's three in the morning better get some sleeping soon
I'm gonna count the numbers in the counsellor's room
And if I miss a beat, well, then it's off with my head
Now it's four in the morning and I'm twisting in my bed

It's four in the morning and I'm turning in my bed
I wish i had a dream or a nightmare in my head
So i drop my imagination and get some sleeping done
Now it's five in the morning and I'm wishing it was one

Big boat

Well, he says he's got a big boat
A high roller
And everybody knows its name
Oh, it's a big boat and it pumps up the poor boys pride
Says he's got a big boat
But it's just a fairy boat and that makes for a short, short ride

Says he's got a big boat
A wide load
Enough to bring the party down
Oh yeah a big boat,
It ain't no carnival cruise
Says he's got a big boat but it's just a fairy boat, enough to fit an extra one or two

Says he's got a big boat, but it's just a fairy boat and that makes for a short, short ride

Says he's got a fast boat, talk about high speed
But everybody knows the truth
Oh hey, a big boat
Get your oars back in the water, kid
Says he's got a fast boat, but it's just a fairy boat it ain't to faster than a goldfish

Says he got a big boat but it's just a fairy boat and that makes for a short, short ride

Paul's song

Seems like everywhere i go the sky is falling
And the concierges they meet you with a frown
When I come to town
I ain't gonna' lie to you
Well, every town is all the same

You say: "how does it feel to be travelling?
How's it feel to live your life on a train?
And the aeroplane?"
Well, I ain't gonna lie to you
Well, every town is all the same
When you've left your heart in the Portland rain...

And how I wish it was not true
But i ain't gonna stand up here and lie to you
I believe y'all deserve more than that
And if there's one thing that I've learned
Brother, you know you're gonna get burned
If you don't know where your love is at

How do you plan to get yourself connected
Are you down with all the latest trends
To keep up with friends
Well, I ain't gonna' lie to you
Well, every plan is all the same

Seems like everywhere i go the sky is falling
And the waitress says she'll meet you with a frown
When I come to town
I ain't gonna' lie to you
Well, every town is all the same
When you've left your heart in the Portland rain...

Radio campaign

Well i been pushed to the edge,
By my head ache blues.
And i got pulled by the pull of the tide.

I got stripped of my soul,
Standing in my shoes,
Come back, come back
My little peace of mind

Come back, come back
My little peace of mind

Since the day you been gone,
I cannot keep from crying.
Come back, come back
My little peace of mind.

I sent signals and signs,
From a mountainside
Now I'm gonna try this old microphone light

Now I'm calling out your name on this radio campaign.
Come back, come back
My little peace of mind.

Come back, come back
My little peace of mind
Since the day you've been gone
I cannot keep from crying.

Come back, come back
My little peace of mind.

Here comes the sun again

Kingdoms and queens they all bow down to you
Ranches and ranch hands are bowing too
And I'm taking off my straw hat for you, singing
Here comes the sun again

And the leaves on the trees they all call out your name,
Chrome on the freight line shines the same,
And the stars in their cars roll their tops down for you, singing
Here comes the sun again

Oh but if you're gonna stay,
Show some mercy today
Blow that breeze on my face

Snow banks and drifts down the hillside for you
Slides inside sandy river before the day is through
And before evening falls I may find myself there too, singing
Here comes the sun again,
Here comes the sun again...

Deep dark well

Deep, dark well
It's a deep, dark well
It's the deepest and the darkest well that i have ever found
Hear me calling you from deep down

Well i had wishes, i had dreams that i could not tell
So i dropped my silver dollars down that wishing well

Deep, dark well
It's a deep, dark well
It's the deepest and the darkest well that i have ever found
Hear me calling you from deep down

Well I've had visions, I've had dreams that could not come true
'Cause I leaned too close, that's when i fell in to my..

Deep dark well,
It's a deep dark well
It's the deepest and the darkest well that i have ever found
Hear me calling you from deep down

Oh take me back

( Carter Family Cover )

Oh just look where that evening sun has gone
Oh just look where that evening sun has gone
Gone down behind the mountain
And it won't be back till morn

Oh hand me that long distance phone
Oh hand me that long distance phone
Gonna talk to my honey
All night long

Oh, take me back and try me one more time
Oh, take me back and try me one more time
And if I don't do
Then send me down the line

I'll be your bird

I'm not the tiger, he never had,
I'm not the first hit when you got it bad.
I'm not your second, I'm not your third,
I'll be your bird.

I'm not your Chesnutt,
I'm not your Mould,
I'm not your DJ on late night radio,
I'll be the first one to ask where you were,
I'll be your bird.

Then when there's no one to care
I could protect like I've always been there,
I'll become your bear.

I'll sing statistics, & hide the truth,
I'll tell your dad anything you want me to,
I'll hide your locket under the dirt,
I'll be your bird.

Lullaby + exile

Oh a trance is a spell
With a thrill wrapped up inside it
And try as you might to fight it
Love will get you in the end

And then the sound of a bell
Could sound like angels crying
Or sunlight multiplying
Through Virgin Mary in stained glass

And then a lullaby on Broadway
Could sound like an exile out on main
Oh when that curtain closes
You'll be back in your seat again

And then the band starts the ball
When the chandelier starts glowing
With or without you knowing
Who the partner, what the dance

Oh a trance is a spell
With a thrill wrapped up inside it
And try as you might to fight it
Love will get you in
Love will get you in
Love will get you in
The end

Post-War

Poison cup

One
One
One
One or two won't do
‘Cause I want it all

And a sip
A sip
A sip or a spoonful won't do
No, i want it all

And i hope
I hope
Hope you know what I'm thinking of
I want all of your love
I need all of your love

She said "if love
If love
Is a poison cup
Then drink it up"

'Cause a sip
A sip
Or a spoonful won't do
Won't do nothing for you
Except mess you up"

And i hope
I hope
Hope you know what this means
I'm gonna give you everything
I'm gonna give you everything

To Go Home

( Daniel Johnson Cover )

Hope it be my mind won't slip
Sailing on a sinking ship
Into the sunset and back

Dark night on a long highway
Little lights in the houses say
There's somebody's staying up late

Oh I'll be true to you
Oh yeah, you know I will
And I'll be true to you forever or until
I go home

God it's great to be alive
Takes the skin right off my hide
To think I'll have to give it all up someday

And if I ever treated you mean
You know that it was only because
I'm sorry I couldn't have you for my own

Oh I'll be true to you
Oh yeah, you know I will
And I'll be true to you forever or until
I go home

I go home
I, I, I, I... I go home
I, I, I, I... I go home
I, I, I, I... I go home

God it's great to be alive
Takes the skin right off my hide
To think I'll have to give it all up someday

Right In The Head

I hope my little brother puts a call in today
I hope he don't forget where he came from
I hope he never has to deal with wronging someone

'Cause I lived with many ghosts when I was younger
And I will live with many ghosts until I go

I hope he's right in the head
I hope he's right in the head
I hope he's right in the head
Even if he has to wrong someone

I hope he's right in the head
I hope he's right in the head
I hope he's right in the head
Even if he has to wrong someone

And I hope his guardian angel puts a gun in his hand
If ever they get ambushed or pursued
I hope she sticks around when he does dirty in this dirty, dirty duel he has brewed
And though the names will get changed to protect the innocent
He said, "I hope the names will get changed to protect me."

I hope he's right in the head
I hope he's right in the head
I hope he's right in the head
Even if he has to wrong someone

I hope he's right in the head
I hope he's right in the head
I hope he's right in the head
Even if he has to wrong someone

'Cause I lived with many ghosts when I was younger
And I will live with many ghosts until I go

Post-War

Don't they love you in mysterious ways
You say yeah but this is now and that was then
Put a dollar into the machine and you'll remember when

I know when everything feels wrong
I've got some hard, hard proof in this song
I'll know when everything feels right
Some lucky night
Some lucky night

Say the money just ain't what it used to be
Man how we used to tear apart this town
Put a dollar into the machine and you'll remember how

I know when everything feels wrong
I've got some hard, hard proof in this song
I'll know when everything feels right
Some lucky night
Some lucky night

Requiem

Well he stormed with his feet
And he clapped with his hands
He summoned all of his joy when he laughed
It suffered all of his joy when he cried

And sometimes when he got into talking
Man he could rattle all day long
He was a good man and now he's gone

Well in war he was a tiger
When it was over like a dove
He summoned all of his strength in the climb
It suffered all of his strength in the fall

And sometimes when he got into fighting
Man he could fight with you all day long
He was a good man and now he's gone

He put his trust in a higher power
He held his power like a holy grail
He summoned all of his faith in the lifting
It suffered all of his faith in the fail

His heart was stronger than a heavy metal bullet
And that's why I dedicate this song
He was a good man and now he's gone

His heart was stronger than a heavy metal bullet
And that's why I dedicate this song
He was a good man and now he's gone

Chinese translation

I sailed a wild, wild sea
Climbed up a tall, tall mountain
I met a old, old man
Beneath a weeping willow tree
He said now if you got some questions
Go and lay them at my feet
But my time here is brief
So you'll have to pick just three

And I said
What do you do with the pieces of a broken heart
And how can a man like me remain in the light
And if life is really as short as they say
Then why is the night so long
And then the sun went down
And he sang for me this song

See I once was a young fool like you
Afraid to do the things
That I knew I had to do
So I played an escapade just like you
I played an escapade just like you
I sailed a wild, wild sea
Climbed up a tall, tall mountain
I met an old, old man
He sat beneath a sapling tree
He said now if you got some questions
Go and lay them at my feet
But my time here is brief
So you'll have to pick just three

And I said
What do you do with the pieces of a broken heart
And how can a man like me remain in the light
And if life is really as short as they say
Then why is the night so long
And then the sun went down
And he played for me this song

Eyes on the prize

Everything I've learned I have forgotten
Everything I've forgotten looks just like new
I pulled the ends out for the tie that binds
To keep my promise with you

With my eyes on the prize
And my mind on you
I put my pride on the line
My whole life too

Now anything you ask me for is yours
Now say the word and I'll lay it at your feet
I'll meet the pavements down the line somehow
If you keep your promise with me

With my eyes on the prize
And my mind on you
I put my pride on the line
And my whole life too

You say, take your axe and fashion me a kind of swing
Walkin' blues have played a number on my feet
I'll dance whatever dance you need to dance
'Cause you keep you promise with me

You'll keep your promise with me
You'll keep your promise
You'll keep your promise
You'll keep your promise with me

Magic Trick

People come, people go
Sometimes without goodbye
Sometimes without hello

She's got one magic trick
Just one and that's it
Oh she disappears

It's like, now you see her, now you don't
You think you're gonna get to know her now, well you won't

She's got one magic trick
Just one and that's it
Oh she disappears

It's like, easy come, easy go
Sometimes without goodbye
Sometimes without hello

She's got one magic trick
Just one and that's it
Oh she disappears
Oh and that's it

Rollercoaster

You're like a rollercoaster
You got heavy metal wings
You could make a dead man scream
You're like a rollercoaster

Rollercoaster, we was the best of times
Rollercoaster, we was the worst of times too
Because you lift me up so high high high
It's the most unbelievable ride

You're like a rollercoaster
You give me heavy metal dreams
You can make a dead man scream
You're like a rollercoaster

Rollercoaster, can't find my friends on the ground
Just lift me up and send me spiralling down
Because you lift me up so high high high
It's the most unbelievable ride

You're like a rollercoaster
Heavy metal wings
Make a dead man scream
Rollercoaster
Rollercoaster
Rollercoaster

Today's Undertaking

A mighty voice
From out the clouds
To me a announce
Today's undertaking

He said go build a song
40 heartbeats long
And sacrifice it
For your love

So this one comes from
High above

There have been other songs
From out these strings
But they came out wrong
Don't be mistaken

But this one comes from
High above

Yeah this one is dedicated to you

Afterword/Rag

Oh and after the lighter day
I will
Come to you
After needing you
So long

Yes after the lighter day
I will
Come to you
After needing you
So long

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

Hold Time

For Beginners

When you're absolute beginners, it's a panoramic view
From her majesty Mount Zion, and the kingdom is for you

When you tumble upon that valley
Shark or sparrow line the stairs
When the arrows start descending, then they scatter everywhere
On a bookshelf in Caledonia sits a map of passageways
Best to stumble upon Mount Zion to behold the natural gates

They say the original sinners never felt a drop of pain
Until that second in the garden, then they felt it each and every day
So draw back your bows, you hunters who have never felt that plain
All the absolute beginners, they are safe in the shade for today

When you're absolute beginners, it's a panoramic view
From her majesty Mount Zion, and the kingdom is for you

Never Had Nobody Like You

Well, since time out of mind, I been lazy
And times before that I was cruel
And times before that I was lean, I was mad
Honey, I ain't never had nobody like you

And the times before that, well, I was crazy
I saw the dark side of the moon
And the stars in the sky, they never caught my eye
'Cause I ain't never had nobody like you
I ain't never had nobody like you

Now it's just like ABC
Life's just like one two three
Yeah yeah
Yeah yeah
Ah oh

I watched my own habits die and its painful
sometimes its painful in the light of the truth
but you kept me fast to the light
I'd like to thank you tonight
Honey, I ain't never had nobody like you
I ain't never had nobody like you

And it's just like ABC
Life's just like 123
Yeah yeah
Yeah yeah
Ah oh

I trusted liars and thieves in my madness
Honey I was wasting away in the room
But now that I been through that hell I got a story to tell
Honey, I ain't never had nobody like you
Hmm I ain't I never had nobody like you
I ain't never had nobody like you

Jailbird

Jailbird, jailbird, singing through the wires
‘Cause his cage is closed and he's stuck inside
Said who's gonna hear my "Help me, help me" now
Yeah, who's gonna hear my "Help me, help me" now
Help me, help me...help me help me now

Hangman, hangman, knocking on the door
Says heaven can't wait to have you no more
So who's gonna hear your "Help me, help me" now
Help me, help me...help me, help me now
Yeah, who's gonna hear your "Help me, help me" now
Help me, help me...help me, help me now
Better go find another best friend somehow

Help me, help me...help me, help me now
Help me, help me...help me, help me now

Angel, angel, coming for me now
On eagle's wings, down from the clouds
Save my soul before they lay my whole body down
Save my soul before they lay me whole body down
Help me, help me...help me, help me now
So there's nothing but skin and bones hiding under a dead man's clothes
Six feet deep in a black box underground

Help me, help me...help me, help me now

Hold time

You were beyond comprehension tonight
But I understood
I understood
If only I could
Hold time
Hold time
Hold time

Words have failed me tonight, failed me tonight
But you knew what I meant
You knew what I meant
Yeah you heard what I said
The whole time
The whole time
Whole time

And I wrote this song about it
‘Cause I didn't care about any worthless photograph
Yeah I wrote this song just to remember
The endless endless summer in your laugh
Endless summer in your laugh

Rave On

Well, the little things you say and do make me want to be with you
Rave on
Rave on this crazy feeling
I know
I know it's got me reeling when you say "I love you," I say "rave on"
I say "rave on," I say, "rave on"
My, my, my "rave on"
I say, "rave on"

And the way you look when you say goodnight
The way you make up when we fight
Rave on
Rave on this crazy feeling
I know it's got me reeling when you say "I love you," I say "rave on"
I say "rave on"
I say "rave on"
My, my, my rave on
I say "rave on"
I say "rave on"
I say "rave on"
My, my, my rave on
Oh, my rave on
Rave on
It's a crazy feeling
I know
What's got me reeling
So bad
You're revealing your love for me
Rave on
Oh, rave on, tell me
Tell me
Tell me not to be lonely
Tell me
Tell me you love me only, rave on to me
Oh, rave on to me

Rave on
I say, rave on
My, my, my rave on
I say, rave on
My, my ,my...

To Save Me

He push a breath of air and he fills every sail in sight
He push a breath of air and he fills every sail in sight
He spin a big, blue ball and he turns the day into night
And he shifts in his sleep and the earth begins to quake
Yeah, he shifts in his sleep and the earth begins to quake

So, how much difference could it possibly make
How much effort could it possible take to save me
To save me, to save me, just to save me
Save me from sailing over the edge

To save me, to save me, to save me, just to save me
Save me from sailing over the edge

And he could strike a match and your world goes up in flames
Yeah, he could strike a match and your world goes up in flames
He spin a big, blue ball and the night turns into day

To save me, to save me, to save me, just to save me
Save me from sailing over the edge

One Hundred Million Years

This river that we ride has always been alive
Oh, my soul, one hundred million years
This river that we ride will roll on when we die
Oh, my soul, one hundred million years
And this love, this love between you and I
Is older than that burning ball of fire up in the sky
And the gale that fills our sail

And the lights that shine tonight have always been alive
Oh, my soul, one hundred million years
Yeah, the lights that shine tonight will burn on when we die
Oh, my soul, one hundred million years
And this love, this love between you and I
Is older than that burning ball of fire up in the sky
And the gale that fills our sail

Yeah, this love, this love between you and I
Is older than that burning ball of fire up in the sky
And the gale that fills our sail

Stars of Leo

I was born on the first day of December
That means the beginning of the end
Between the last in the line of an emotional time
And the patriarchal rash in the wind

And I'm overwhelmed at the range of emotion
I can ride in some high, lonesome sound
I get so low I need a little pick-me-up
I get so high I need a bring-me-down
I get so high I need a bring-me-down

And when I'm high above the sea of love
With the stars of Leo shining
Well, that's a long way to fall into the blue
But it's just a matter of time until I do, yeah

But now I'm under the ground in New York City
I miss the water from the wells back home
And that's exactly what the papers said would happen
If I keep boarding crowded subways alone
So I tried to surround myself with real love
You know, the kind that make them wheels go 'round
I get so low I need a little pick-me-up
I get so high I need a bring-me-down

Like when I'm high above that sea of love
With the stars of Leo shining
Well, that's the hardest way to fall into the blue
But it's just a matter of time until I do, yeah

Like when I'm high above the sea of love
With the stars of Leo shining

Fisher of Men

He tied a feather to the hood for to get you to look
And by the time you know what took you, you already took
He's got a line in the water, he's a fisher of men

And he put the thorns on the rose for to get you to bleed
And by the time you know what stuck you, the pains in deep
He's got a line in the water, he's a fisher of men
He's got a lot on the line, he's a fisher of men

He's a fisher of men, he's wise as a prize-fighter
He's like a soul martyr, mining souls on down the great divide
Aw, the fisher of men
Fisher of men
He's got a lot on the line

And he put his name in my verses and his name in the hook
Before I knew what I was cooking, it was already cooked
He's got a line in the water, he's a fisher of men
And he put his name in my chorus, and the dark before the dawn
So that in my time of weakness, I'd remember it's his song
He's got a line in the water, he's a fisher of men
He's got a lot on the line, he's a fisher of men

He's a fisher of men, he's as wise as a prize-fighter
He's like a soul martyr, mining souls on down the great divide
Always a fisher of men
Fisher of men
He's got a lot on the line

Oh Lonesome Me

( Lucinda Williams )

Everybody's going out, having fun
I'm a fool for staying home and having none
I can't get over how, oh, I got set free
Oh lonesome me

Must be some way I can lose these lonesome blues
Forget about my past and find someone new
I thought of everything from A to Z
Oh lonesome me
Oh lonesome me

Oh and I bet she's not like me
She's out and fancy free
Dancing with other boys with other charms

Oh but I still love her so
Oh and brother, don't you know
That I would welcome her back, right back here in these arms

Bad mistake I'm making by just hanging around
I know that I should have some fun and paint the town
A lovesick fool is blind and just can't see
Oh lonesome me
Oh lonesome me

Epistemology

I was raised in a Catholic school, learned who to fire with and pray to
I learned how to hold on from a book of old psalms
And if you're trying to sing an old song and you're getting all the words wrong
Well, you're just a-following along too closely in the book

I learned how to keep my head from something Paul said
About keeping the fruit in the spirit from the chorus down to the hook
And sometimes I wonder what in God's name did I do to deserve you
Oh, to deserve you

‘Cause I just rolled and I tumbled, down a long road, I stumbled
While shooting in the dark as to what's best
And finally, I found you
Without ever learning how to
I put the right foot in front of the left
And beyond that is anybody's guess

I learned how to keep my head from something Paul said
About keeping the fruit in the spirit from the chorus down to the hook
Oh, and sometimes I wonder what in God's name did I do to deserve you
Oh, to deserve you

‘Cause I just rolled and I tumbled, down a long road, I stumbled
While shooting in the dark as to what's best
And finally, I found you without ever learning how to
I put the right foot in front of the leg

‘Cause I just rolled and I tumbled, down a long road, I stumbled
While shooting in the dark as to what's best
Oh, as to what's best, as to what's best
And finally, I found you
Without ever learning how to
I put the right foot in front of the leg
And beyond that is anybody's guess

Blake's View

Death is just a door, Blake said it first
It's just another room we enter, it's a threshold that hurts
Birth is just a chorus, death is just a verse
In the great song of spring that the mockingbirds sing
We come and we go, a-weeping and a-wailing
Our heads in the hands of the nurse
Well, put your head on my shoulder, baby, tell me where it hurts
You say you lost your one and only, could it get any worse
I said, "Death is just a door, you'll be reunited on the other side"

Birth is just a chorus, death is just a verse
In the great song of spring that the mockingbirds sing
We come and we go, a-weeping and a-wailing
Our heads in the hands of the nurse
Well, put your head on my shoulder, baby, tell me where it hurts
You say you lost your one and only, could it possibly get any worse
Death is just a door, you'll be reunited on the other side
Yeah, death is just a door, you'll be reunited on the other side
Yeah, death is just a door, you'll be reunited by and by

Shangri-La

Up on the sun, this time tomorrow
Fly, walk, or run, but this time no sorrow
First stop, Jackson, next stop, Shangri-La
And I cannot wait to see the expression on the face of my sweet lord
And back on the trail this time tomorrow, by foot, wheel or sail, but this time no sorrow
First stop, Jackson, next stop, Shangri-La
And I cannot wait to see the expression on the face of my sweet lord
No, I cannot wait to hear you call my name

And forget me not, this time tomorrow
I gave all I got, but this time no sorrow
First stop, Jackson, next stop, Shangri-La
And I cannot wait to see the expression on the face of my sweet lord
No, I cannot wait to hear you call my name

A Wasteland Companion

Clean Slate

When I was a younger man
I thought the pain of defeat would last forever
But now I don't know
What it would take to make my heart back down
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
'Cause I only have to wait a little while
Before I
Get my
Clean slate

And somewhere in another place
Who knows could be another life time
Everything we gave away
Returns like a seed from a fugitive tree

And you only have to wait a little while
Before you
Find the truth, truth

And I only had to wait a little while
Yeah, I only had to wait a little while
Yeah, I only had to wait a little while
Before I
Got my
Clean slate

Primitive Girl

She's a primitive girl
She says it herself
She cuts to the chase
Yeah like nobody else
If you say "how you doing"
She'll say "I'm doing well"
She's a primitive girl
She says it herself

She's a primitive girl
She don't like to boast
From her natural head
To her natural toes
The girl's got a lot
Of what they call the most
Yeah she's a primitive girl
'Cause she don't like to boast
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
And I'd like to think
I'm a primitive guy
I see the difference
The difference between
What I want and what I need
And the primitive girl
She don't need me
No, she don't need me

She's a primitive girl
She's setting me free
And her back's in the basics of philosophies
She's nobody's fool
I know she never was for me
She's a primitive girl
She's setting me free

Me And My Shadow

There is a singer everyone has heard
At night he turns into a mockingbird
If I whistle in the dark he'll do that too

I met him on the road at the close of day
He talk like me, he walk this way
I said mockingbird "You ain't know where the way turn"

And there is a singer everybody knows
He makes 'round with the late night show
Shake the hand ???? the massacred is on,
He turn him off the radio
When he says "me and my shadow"
Shoot out the lights and my shadow's gone
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Down at the bottom of the Callander Bay
Find my raychad you see on me
If I'm tired of two
The dress he has changed that keep him roll
Down at the bottom of the Callander Bay
And it's one for the money, two for the show
For me and my shadow

Shoot out the lights and my shadow's gone
Shoot out the lights and my shadow's gone

There is a singer everyone has heard
At night he turns into a mockingbird
If I whistle in the dark he'll do that too

I met him on the road today
A silhouette on a black highway
I said "You can have this world
This world is not my own"
And then he said " You can keep this world,
This world is not my home"

Sweetheart

You're sweetheart, sweetheart
You have a nice mind, baby
You drove me crazy down those lane

I can't explain this love I have for you
I cannot take my desire for you
When it starts again don't forget I love you

Oh my love, take my hand we'll go walking
Moonlight stars are shining in the sky
Everyone I know must be jealous
They don't have a love such as I
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
You're sweetheart, sweetheart
You have a nice smile, baby
You drove me crazy down those lane

Oh my love, take my hand we'll go walking
Moonlight stars are shining in the sky
Everyone I know must be jealous
They don't have a love such as I

You have a sweetheart, sweetheart
You have a nice smile baby
You drove me crazy down those lane

I can't explain this love I have for you
I cannot take my desire for you
When it starts again don't forget I love you
And when it starts again don't forget I love you

Oh my love take my hand we'll go walking
Oh my love take my hand we'll go walking
Don't forget I love you
Oh my love take my hand we'll go walking
Oh my love take my hand we'll go walking
Oh my love take my hand we'll go walking
Oh my love take my hand we'll go walking

I Get Ideas

( Louis Armstrong cover / ft. Zooey Deschanel )

When we're dancing
And you're dangerously close to me
I get ideas, I get ideas

I wanna hold you
So much closer than I dare do
I wanna scold you
'Cause I care more than I care to
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
And when you touch me
With that fire in every finger
I get ideas, I get ideas

And after we have said goodnight
And then you linger
I kinda think that you get ideas too

Your eyes are always saying
The things you'll never say
I think they could be saying
That you could love me too

Oh but that's the whole idea
It's true
Oh that lovely idea
That I'm falling in love with you

And when we're dancing
And you're dangerously close to me
Oh I get ideas, oh I get ideas

I wanna hold you
So much closer than I dare do
I wanna scold you
'Cause I care more than I care to

And when you touch me
With that fire in every finger
Oh I get ideas, oh I get ideas

And after we have said goodnight
And then you linger
I kinda think that you get ideas too

Your eyes are always saying
The things you'll never say
I think they could be saying
That you could love me too

Oh but that's the whole idea
It's true
Oh that lovely idea
That I'm falling in love
Falling in love, falling in love
With you

The First Time I Ran Away

The first time I ran away I saw
Faces in the dreams I heard
Voices in the storm they say
By the waterfall
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
The second time I ran away I saw
Warriors of the train catching
Tigers by the day
They say

'Cause when they look at you as if you were a stranger
The way they talk to you as if you were in charge
By the waterfall

Last time I ran away will open this with you
Let me show you where to run
Water falls
By the waterfall

A Wasteland Companion

I love my friends
They know how
They know when
If they ring
I'll answer
Their call
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Oh here it comes
What now
Just stay
Walking right up to my door
I got an endless song
I got to see what it all is for

Watch The Show

Goodnight to all you late night tv watchers
And let me say good morning to you all
At the sound of my voice through this microphone line
Consider that your wake up call

My name is Billy R. Burroughs
I'm not the man you think I am
Some mistake me for a writer
Some mistake me for another network man

I'm the guy who has just hijacked this channel
This telecast is now under my control
And now that I have the chance to say what's on my mind
Let me tell you tales untold
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
For thirty years I've worked here at this TV station
In an editing room no one has ever seen
Inserting laughter after every punch line
And gasping after every scream

But now I want you to give me back
These years that I have wasted
Staring at these television screens
And now that I have your attention
Let me show you what I mean

'Cause I remember back when I was in high school
I never thought I'd stoop so low
I thought I'd be the guy unmasking the clown
Not the guy out polishing his nose

So tomorrow on your way into work
Who will be wearing the emperor's clothes
Watch the show
Watch the show
Watch the show
Watch the show

There's a Key

So I'm losing my marbles
One marble at a time, it's true
When I'm stuck between what we have done
And what we're gonna do

There's a key on my piano
That I play for you

And now I'm conquering an ocean
One wave at a time, it's true
'Cause I can not beat the devil
I'm taking on the deep, deep blue

Armed with this key on my piano
That I play for you
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Can you hear it
Can you see the continental divide
Oceans wide till you jump inside
This tidal wave with me

So I'm losing my marbles
One marble at a time, it's true
When I'm stuck between what we have done
And what we're gonna do
What we're gonna do

There's a key on my piano
That I play for you

Crawl After You

I cannot be depended on to lie here
And casually watch as you go waltzing by
I've been shook so bad that I cannot stand to utilize my fear
So I'm gonna crawl after you, tell you who I am
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
I was raised by a tribe of Vegas cowboys
Who claim I was born of a union of dust and wind
And when I came of age, well I sailed away
A pinecone on the Rio Grande
Now I gotta crawl after you, tell you who I am

And today is the day I caught up with you
I see you walking by the cafe near
Well should I stay here on this bus stop bench
So strange to see you after all these years

So I cannot be depended on to lie here
And casually watch as you go waltzing by
I've been shook so bad that I cannot stand to utilize my fear
So I'm gonna crawl after you, tell you who I am

Wild Goose

She could fly
She could float
Like a plane
Like a boat
But now my wild goose is gone
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
She would sing in the dark
Still the echo is on
Now that my wild goose is gone

Pure Joy

Thought I was falling into a deep depression
Thinking all the mystery was all gone
Like I was falling into the deep of a grand canyon
From the side of a mountain I was hanging on

But now I'm coming up for air
I see my angel on the sand
She's running out to meet me
In the waves of the Rio Grande

And it's joy, honey, pure joy
Pure joy just to see you again

I thought my heart was in a rut of recession
All the colors I had seen had faded into the black
Like I was falling fast to the bottom of the ocean
Oh and just my luck my hands were all chained up behind my back
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
But now I'm coming up for air
I see my angel on the sand
She's running out to meet me
To save me again

And it's joy, honey, pure joy
Pure joy just to see you again

And it's joy, honey, pure joy
To see the sun coming down through the mist

Yeah it's joy, honey, pure joy
To feel the medicine of oxygen
Fill up my lungs like this

And it's joy, honey, pure joy
To feel the strength of your kiss against my lips

Yeah it's joy, honey pure joy
Ain't no other way to say
Just what this feeling is

Pure joy
Pure joy
Pure joy

More Rain

Pirate Dial

It's alright if you don't mind
It's alright if you do
You're still coming through
On a pirate dial
On a pirate dial

I can hear you
I can hear you
copy paste is killing the internet
And it's alright if they don't mind
It's alright if they do
You're still coming through
On a pirate dial
On a pirate dial

And I can hear you
I can hear you
I can hear you
I can hear you
I can hear you
I can hear you

Time Won't Wait

All you people going out tonight
All I want is one soul to love me
Pne soul to love me
One soul to love me, to hold me tight

'Cause to be lonely tonight
Well that would not be right
With all you people going out tonight

So many people don't know what they want
I know what I want
That's one soul to love me
One soul to love me
Just one soul to love me, to hold me tight
copy paste is killing the internet
'Cause to be lonely tonight
Well that would not be right
With all you people going out tonight

Time won't wait for you
Time won't wait for me to make to wait for you
Yeah it's true

Time won't wait for you
Oh time won't wait for me to make to wait for you
Yeah it's true

Everybody got someone to love
All I want is one soul to love me
Just one soul to love me
Just one soul to love me, to hold me tight

'Cause to be lonely tonight
Well that would not be right
With all you people going out tonight
Yeah with all you people going out tonight
Yeah with all you people going out tonight
Yeah with all you people

Confession

Anybody got a load that they need lifted
Anybody got a pain in their heart
There's a place you can hide
When they're conspiring against you
Confession

Somebody need a body to save the day
Somebody made love, it goes all the way
There's a place you can go
Where I know they'll never find you
Confession
copy paste is killing the internet
Confession, of tthe motherlode
Confession, to a virgin ghost
Admission, of forces you know
Admission, of ones you don't

Anybody missed the train that left at the station
Anybody lose a ticket stub or go home
There's a place you can go
When you wander too far from home, yeah
Confession

Confession, of the mother lode
Confession, to a virgin ghost
Admission, of forces you know
Admission, of ones you don't

Confession, of the mother lode
Confession, to a virgin ghost
Submission, you wanna get back home
Admission, you can't do it alone

Confession
A higher force that lives
Confession
You don't know what it is
Admission
But you know it's true
Admit that
It don't come from you

Yeah!

I'm Listening (Child's Theme)

They won't say it plainly
If it's me, should it all
I know 'cause I'm listening
My ear to the wall

I'm listening
I'm listening

Those who know, they ain't talking
The ones who are talking, they don't know
When it starts into switching
I'll be the first one to know
copy paste is killing the internet
Why, 'cause I'm listening
Yeah I'm listening
I'm listening, I'm listening
I'm listening
To you

I'm listening
I'm listening
I hear it all

In the still of the evening
In the den of the day
I know what you're thinking
'Cause I hear what you say

Yeah I'm listening, I'm listening
I'm listening, I'm listening
I'm listening, I'm listening
I hear it all
I hear it all
I hear it all

Girl from Conejo Valley

Slow bring winter heart
First name Ralo
Walks on good behaviour from his self
And my old girlfriend used to not to
But now knows him well

Slow-thinkin' Lincoln
Nicknamed needles
Used to call me deep down from his little corner of hell
And my old girlfriend
Used to not to but now knows him well
copy paste is killing the internet
So I say
Helicopter, throw me a line
'Cause the girl from Conejo Valley
Used to be mine

Motorcycle wilson
Last name's a mystery
Charges for rides in his sidecar seat
And my old girlfriend
Used to not to but now rides for free

So I say
Helicopter, throw me a line

The girl from Conejo Valley
Used to be mine

Helicopter, throw me a line
'Cause the girl from Conejo Valley
Used to be mine

Slow Driving Man

This is a song about a slow driving man
And I'm about to sing it just as slow as I can
No one to pick up, no one to let down
This is a song about a slow drive
And a good friend gone in a flash
copy paste is killing the internet
Hear the news about the car crash last night
Now they want me to drive out and to meet them at the crash site
And I'm a one day on the road, I got a miracle a mile ago
This is a song about a slow drive
And I think I can drive slower than you can

No one to pick up, no one to let down
This is a song about a slow drive

You're So Good to Me

You're kind of small and you're such a ball
I'm glad you're mine
You're so good to me
How come you are

You hold my hand when you understand
That I get in a bad mood
You're so good to me

And I love it, love it, yeah
You're my baby, oh yeah
Don't mean maybe, oh no
copy paste is killing the internet
I know your eyes aren't on other guys
When we're apart
You're so good to me
How come you are

And every night you hold me so tight
When I kiss you goodbye
You're so good to me

And I love it, love it, yeah
You're my baby, oh yeah
Don't mean maybe, oh, oh

Temptation

Temptation, step up to the mic
Temptation knows just what you like
Temptation's eyes explode and flash like falling stars

Temptation's talking to my heart
Temptation won't give you a chance
Temptation wants to see if you can dance
Temptation won't take 'no' for anyone's response
Temptation infiltrates your song

The last time I tried to leave this club
I said, "I can't dance no more"
Temptation dragged me right across the floor
copy paste is killing the internet
The last time I tried to leave this club
I said, "I can't dance no more"
Temptation dragged me right across the floor

Temptation, step up to the mic
Temptation knows just what you like

Temptation's eyes explode and flash like falling stars
Temptation's talking to my heart
Temptation's talking to my heart
Temptation's talking to my heart
Temptation's talking to my heart

Phenomenon

If you can't talk to you friends about it
To a stranger it's strictly taboo
But you know what you believe and if somebody ever asks you all
You tell 'em it's the truth
That's how I believe in you, and I believe that I do
Not 'cause somebody told me not to
Or cause somebody told me to

No, I just believe in you, and I believe in you so long
It's phenomenon, it's phenomenon
It's phenomenon, it's phenomenon
It's phenomenon and it goes on and on, it's true

So finders find it like a secret
Keepers keep it that way too
But believe what you believe
And if somebody second guess you all
You tell 'em it's the truth
copy paste is killing the internet
That's how I believe in you, and I believe that I do
Not cause somebody told me not to
Or cause somebody told me to
No, I just believe in you, and I believe in you so strong

It's phenomenon, it's phenomenon
it's phenomenon, oh, it's phenomenon
it's phenomenon and it goes on and on, it's true, I do

It's phenomenon, it's phenomenon
it's phenomenon, oh, it's phenomenon
it's phenomenon and it goes on and on, it's true

If you can't talk to you friends about it
To a stranger it's strictly taboo

Little Baby

Everything's old in the world except for the baby
Little baby, oh little baby
Nothing's sung as it's seen except for the baby
Little baby, oh little baby

And I say, child, be my teacher
Would you could you, maybe yeah
Little baby, oh little baby

And everyone's too big to cry except for the baby
Little baby, oh little baby
And everyone knows how to lie except for the baby
Little baby, oh little baby

And I say, child, be my teacher
Would you could you, maybe yeah
Little baby, oh little baby
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So I said, talk to me baby
Talk to me baby, talk to me baby
Oh talk to me baby
Talk to me baby
Tell me everything's all right

So I say, child, be my teacher
Would you could you, maybe yeah
Little baby, oh little baby
Little baby, oh little baby
Little baby, oh little baby
Little baby, oh little baby

I'm Going Higher

I'm going higher someday
Although it may not look that way
Though today they don't believe me
One day he's gonna take me
Trust me, Lord, I'm going higher someday

I said I'm going higher someday
Although it may not look that way
Though today they just might break me
One day he's gonna take me
And lift me higher, lift me higher, lift me higher
So that I can see the dawn shines beyond my darkest days
copy paste is killing the internet
Yeah, I'm going higher someday
Although it may not look that way
Though today they may police me
One day he's gonna release me
Yeah lift me higher, lift me higher, lift me higher
So that I can see the dawn shines beyond my darker days

Yeah lift me higher, lift me higher, lift me higher
So that I can see the dawn shines beyond my darkest days

Non Albums Tracks

Blue Bayou

( Norah Jones featuring M. Ward )

I feel so bad I got a worried mind
I'm so lonesome all the time
Since I left my baby behind
On Blue Bayou

Saving nickels saving dimes
Working til the sun don't shine
Looking forward to happier times
On Blue Bayou

I'm going back someday
Come what may
To Blue Bayou
Where you sleep all day
And the catfish play
On Blue Bayou
Where those fishing boats
With their sails afloat
If I could only see
That familiar sunrise
Through sleepy eyes
How happy I'd be

Maybe I'll go back there again
Maybe I'll see some of my friends
Maybe I'll be happy again
On Blue Bayou

Saving nickels saving dimes
Working til the sun don't shine
Looking forward to happier times
On Blue Bayou

I'm going back someday
Come what may
To Blue Bayou
Where the folks are fine
And the world is mine
On Blue Bayou

Oh that boy of mine
By my side
The silver moon
And the evening tide
Oh some sweet day
Gonna take away
This hurting inside
Oh I'll never be blue
My dreams come true
On Blue Bayou

Buckets Of Rain

( Bob Dylan cover / M. Ward & Beth Orton / Live in Australia 10-05-04 )

M. Ward :
Buckets of rain, buckets of tears
Got all them buckets coming out of my ears
Buckets of moonbeams in my hand
He got all the love, honey
I can stand

Beth Orton :
I been meek, hard like an oak
I seen pretty people disappear like smoke
Friends will arrive, friends will disappear
If you want me, honey baby
I'll be here

M. Ward :
I like the smile on your fingertips
I like the way that you move your lips
I like the cool way you look at me
Everything about you is bringing me misery

Beth Orton :
Little red wagon, little red bike
I ain't no monkey but I know what I like
I like the way you love me strong and slow
I'm taking you with me, honey baby
Where I go

Beth Orton & M. Ward :
Life is sad, life is a bust
All you can do is do what you must
You do what you must do and you do it well
I'll do it for you, honey baby
Can't you tell

Cosmopolitan pap

( To Go Home EP )

Maybe later on it'll be quiet
Maybe later on it'll be cool
Maybe later on
When everyone is gone
We can tell it like it is to each other

Idiot wind blowing in through the front door
Idiot wind blowing in from the back
Idiot wind blowing in from every crevice, every crack
Anybody wanna tell it like it is to each other

Like you would to a sister or a brother
And cut this cosmopolitan pap

Rumor coming in from the underbelly of the east coast
Rumor going out from the dirty mouths out west
They're sucking it in and spitting it out and 'a sticking out their chests
Anybody wanna tell it like it is to each other

Like you would to a sister or a brother
And cut this cosmopolitan pap
And cut this cosmopolitan pap

ESP (& A Knockout Punch)

( Live Music & The Voices of Strangers )

ESP, ESP & a knockout punch
Means she knows what she wants when a notion arrives
In the back of your eyes, your heart could start sinking

Wanna know what she's thinking.
ESP, ESP & a flashback scene, figured out what she means
When she says she arrives, like the fall of the night & the bright stars winking
I know what she's thinking

ESP, ESP think I got what she got
When we came to this spot & in the thick of the brush
Deeply in love, her heart started speaking
I know what she's thinking

Famous Dave

('End Of Amnesia' Out-take)

This is a song about my brother Dave
Oh! famous, famous Dave, who took my play
Who stole my notes when I thought I could trust you, Dave
Famous, famous Dave, who took my play & stripped my script when I thought that I could trust you, Dave
Now I hear your out in London town, calling everyone around saying 'Hi, my name is Dave & I have got a play'.
No you don't Dave. Oh this is a song about my brother Dave.
Oh! famous, famous Dave, who took my play, who ?? when I thought I could trust you, Dave
Oh! famous, famous Dave, who took my play, who stole my notes from under my nose, didn't you Dave.
Now I hear your out in Paris town, calling everyone around saying 'Hi, my name is Dave & I have got a play'.
No you don't Dave! This is a song about my brother Dave.

Fearless

( Mark Eitzel / Come On Beautiful : Songs Of The American Music Club )

Lost again, lost again
I closed my eyes and kept on going
Now I'm gone and nothing's gonna endure
Unless I love you even more

Found again, am I found again
By your hands, my home is in your hands
But that's a touch I don't deserve anymore
Unless I love you even more

A stubborn heart can stay broken forever
But someday the tightrope's gonna break
Will I fall into a cool cool river
Or will I fall into a frozen lake

Saved again, am I saved again
By your eyes, the tears in your eyes
Your tears are the only thing that makes me sure
I've got to love you even more

And your tears are the only thing that'll endure
Unless I love you even more

Going Away

( Scene from #12 EP )

I traded in a good friend for this song
Knowing full well it would just hurt me along the way
You wanna know how I need you, ok
You wanna know how I know that I need ya, well ok.
Oh, the fear of going under is going away.
I traded in a diction(?) for this song, I wrapped myself in a blanket and walked away
You wanna know how I need you, ok.
You wanna know how I know that I need ya, well ok.
Oh, the fear of going under is going away
Traded everything love, for this song
Knowing full well it would just hurt me along the way
You wanna know how I need you, ok.
You wanna know how I know that I need you, well ok.
Oh, the fear of going under is going away

Headed for a fall

( To Go Home EP / Jimmie Dale Gilmore Cover)

You may be peeking in your mailbox
You may be waitin' for a call
There might be only stars to see
If you're not waiting there for me
I believe you're headed for a fall

You may be staring in your mirror
Crying while you put your make-up on
Where you're gonna go tonight
To find the thing that makes it right
What will you do when you find it's gone

Don't put your dreams way up there in the clouds
I don't think that's what it's all about
You can't get much hight when you're so above it all
I'll be waiting here when you hit bottom
I believe you're headed for a fall

We'll have days together in the sunshine
Autumn's twilight winter's darkness too
Darling I will hold you, my love will enfold you
You need me now, just like I need you

Don't put your dreams way up there in the clouds
I don't think that's what it's all about
You can't get much hight when you're so above it all
I'll be waiting here when you hit bottom
I believe you're headed for a fall
I believe you're headed for a fall...

I Can Never Remember

( End Of Amnesia Bonus Track )

I can never remember, i can never forget
And those are two hard rocks to be between
Put your hands together if you now what I mean

And it feels like a dream but it's only just a feeling
Well I'm thinking that you're knowing what I mean.

Lost The Power

( End Of Amnesia Bonus Track )

I was hoping to rise
At an early hour
The dream was only beginning
But I lost the power
To be woken from sleep that is one thing
to be torn from a dream is another

Pale Blue Eyes

( Lou Reed / Live Music & The Voices of Strangers )

Sometimes I feel so happy
sometimes I feel so sad
Sometimes I feel so happy
but mostly you just make me mad
Baby, you just make me mad

Linger on your pale blue eyes
Linger on your pale blue eyes

Thought of you as my mountain top
thought of you as my peak
A thought of you as everything
I've had, but couldn't keep
I've had, but couldn't keep

Linger on your pale blue eyes
Linger on your pale blue eyes

Skip a life completely
stuff it in a cup
They said, Money is like us in time
it lies, but can't stand up
Down for you is up

Linger on your pale blue eyes
Linger on your pale blue eyes

It was good what we did yesterday
and I'd do it once again
The fact that you are married
only proves you're my best friend
But it's truly, truly a sin

Linger on your pale blue eyes
Linger on your pale blue eyes

If I could make the world as pure
and strange as what I see
I'd put you in a mirror
I'd put in front of me
I'd put in front of me

Linger on your pale blue eyes (repeat)

Saturday

( Yo La Tengo / Live Music & The Voices of Strangers )

The room was filled with talk
For anyone listening
I found a spot by the door with no one around
Let my mind go out of tune

I kept a smile on my face
For anyone looking
Tried to turn away questions
Before being asked
Let my mind go out of tune, out of tune

I was engrossed in the film
Without really watching
Said "Who's the guy with the gun?"
As if I was involved
Let my mind go out of tune, out of tune

Someday

( Louis Armstrong / Live Music & The Voices of Strangers )

Someday, you'll be sorry, way you treated me was wrong
I was the one who taught you all you know
Your friends have told you to make me sing another song
So Good luck, may be with you, may your future you won't fear, dear
There won't be another to treat you like a brother, someday you'll be sorry dear
There won't be another to treat you like a brother, someday you'll be sorry dear
Good luck, may be with you, may your future you won't fear, dear.
There won't be another to treat you like a brother, someday you'll be sorry dear.
Someday you'll be sorry dear.

Waiting Years #1

( Duet For Guitars #2 Bonus Track )

Oh I've been waiting years now for this love
Now it's coming down in floods
I'm too deep in it

Oh Christmas time and Valentines were over
And birthdays come and they only bring cold weather

And in my heart
Oh I know that the mystery is gone
And it ain't safe to hold on

But I celebrate myself when I get home
By turning in before the sun starts setting

And in my heart
Oh I know that the mystery is gone
And it ain't safe to hold on

Were you there

( Duet For Guitars #2 Bonus Track )

Well, were you there my good man
When the river called The Colorado made the canyon they call Grand
Believe me now, my good man.
I was there, but now here I am

Well, were you there my good man
When the watery volcano exploded into land
Believe me now, my good man
I was there, but now here I am

And were you there my good man
When the weather became water and then washed ashore the sand
Believe me now, my good man
I was there, but now here I am

Well, will you be there my good man
When the sun is finally smothered out with his mighty right hand
Believe me now, my good man
I'll be there, but now here I am

Wild Minds

( Scene from #12 EP )

Some women wait for Jesus
Some women wait for John
Some women wait in the USA
Some seal their lips for all Babylon

Some women wait for Peter
Some women wait for Paul
Some women wait for Tom Dick or Harry
Some women don't wait at all

Once I was fooled by beauty
Once I was fooled by cool
Once I was fooled by a child of 2 & 20
Once I was even fooled by a fool

Some women don't wait for no comet(?)
Some women will wait for all time
Some women will wait for sun to finally black out
Some women just need a little moonshine
To set of their wild wild minds.

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