B i o g r a p h y
 (by Musicremedy.com)

Sarah Jarosz's music ' from her own original material to her exquisite interpretations of songs by others ' seems to exist outside any frame of reference, managing to weave time-honored tradition with a bold, adventurous spirit of discovery and independence. Growing up in Wimberley, Texas, Sarah, a singer from an early age,was 9 years old when she received a mandolin for Christmas. Spurred on by a weekly jam session near her hometown, she worked tirelessly to learn the instrument, picking up clawhammer banjo and guitar along the way. Shortly after turning 11, Sarah traveled to her first bluegrass gathering outside of Texas, the respected Rockygrass Festival in Lyons, Colorado, and over the next several years she earned a reputation as something of a young phenom, traveling the festival circuit and channeling the traditions of her musical elders while aspiring to the creative heights of her heroes as well. In the summer of 2007, after her debut set at Colorado's Telluride Bluegrass Festival, she was approached by Gary Paczosa, A&R representative for roots label Sugar Hill Records. He expressed his admiration and invited her to Nashville to cut some songs. She accepted, and from those early sessions a professional relationship blossomed. They corresponded over the next year, and at the age of 16 she signed her contract with Sugar Hill and spent her senior year of high school cutting her debut album, Song Up in Her Head.

The record was released in 2009, between her high school graduation and her first semester of college at New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA. Two years later, she released Follow Me Down, a record she describes as a 'natural progression' from Song Up, but also one that finds her moving into a grittier realm. It's little wonder that a Rolling Stone writer once described her as Gillian Welch's 'long lost daughter' ' the tapestry of unease she weaves throughout the songs sounds as if it belongs to an older soul. But although her most recent journey leads her deeper into the darkened places of the heart, it's not a journey without beauty or passion, and fans of all sorts of musical allegiances have found themselves mesmerized. Now 21 and just a few months away from graduating from New England Conservatory with a Bachelor of Music degree in Contemporary Improvisation, Sarah has attracted fans of folk, rock, country and old time music with her voice and multi-instrumental abilities, not only through her records, but also an aggressive touring schedule, sandwiched between academics.

Touring has taken Sarah multiple times to the UK and Canada as well as all over the United States; on one journey, she was honored to perform on the wonderful BBC series The Transatlantic Sessions. She sometimes performs solo, but is more often joined by fellow youthful musicians Alex Hargreaves (fiddle) and Nathaniel Smith (cello), who have traveled in the same musical circles with Sarah for years. David 'Dawg' Grisman says that Alex 'plays withwit, authority and soulfulness belying his years. In my opinion, he's destined to be one of the fiddle giants of the 21st century." Nat has developed quite a buzz from performing not only with Sarah, but also with Natalie MacMaster and Jeremy Kittel. Their performances as a trio are jaw-dropping in musical prowess and scope, both meticulously arranged and joyfully spontaneous. Trio performances were captured on the revered PBS series Austin City Limits and in the second season of Bluegrass Underground. With her first two records each earning Grammy and Americana Music Association nominations, the bar is set high for Sarah's next album, a project for which she's currently preparing, and one that is certain to measure up to the standards she sets for herself.




Song Up In Her Head
- 2009-06-16 -



Song Up In Her Head
Edge Of A Dream
Tell Me True
Mansinneedof (Instrumental)
I Can't Love You Now
Broussard's Lament
Fischer Store Road (Instrumental)
Left Home
Shankill Butchers
Can't Hide
Long Journey
Come On Up To The House
Little Song

Follow Me Down
- 2011-05-17 -



Run Away
Come Around
Annabelle Lee
Ring Them Bells
My Muse
Floating In The Balance
Old Smitty (Instrumental)
The Tourist
Here Nor There
Gypsy
Peace (Instrumental)

Build Me Up From Bones
- 2013-09-24 -



Over The Edge
Fuel The Fire
Mile On The Moon
Build Me Up From Bones
Dark Road
Simple Twist Of Fate
1,000 Things
Gone Too Soon
Anything Else
The Book Of Right-On
Rearrange The Art
 

Undercurrent
- 2016-06-17 -



Early Morning Light
Green Lights
House Of Mercy
Everything To Hide
Back Of My Mind
Comin' Undone
Take Another Turn
Lost Dog
Take Me Back
Still Life
Jacqueline


Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

Grandma's Hands
 


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Song Up In Her Head

Song Up In Her Head

The Virgin Mary
All dressed in blue
Sings "My First Lover"
For an audience of two

The New York boy
All dressed in black
Old leather boots
Old souls in tact

Time moves forward
And time moves back
Like a mixed up engineer
On an endless railroad track
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Miles to go
From me to you
From a town that gets old
To the city that's new

This flame burns brighter
With every poem read
This bird flies higher
With a song up in her head

Time moves slow
And time moves fast
Oh the future now
Will soon be past

Edge Of A Dream

Step to the left, step to the right
The middle of the floor feels safe tonight
Dancing on the edge of a dream
Move in close, will I like what I see
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Will I face it, can I take it
Laying my soul out on the line
Will the spaces just absorb me
Will the walls live my lines

A smiling face that no one really knows
Singin' 'bout the passion in my soul
Playin' it safe, move in time with the beat
Take a chance, learn a new dance

Almost eighteen, a real lady now
I'll keep tryin' to figure this life out
I wanna figure it out

Step to the left, step to the right
The middle of the floor feels safe tonight

Tell Me True

Do you think of me the way I think of you
Do you hope for things most likely won't come true
Do you dream of me like I dream of you
Tell me, darlin', please tell me true
Tell me, darlin', please tell me true
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Do you hum a little tune all day long
Do you hear my name in the chorus of your song
When you sing your song does it make you feel brand new
Tell me, darlin', please tell me true
Tell me, darlin', please tell me true

Do you wonder why we live and why we die
Do you wonder why we laugh and why we cry
Do you wonder why we dance and why we fall
Tell me, darlin', do you wonder these at all
Tell me, darlin', do you wonder these at all

Like a child who can't wait to go and play
I'm waiting for love to come my way
Can we make this new love fit like an old shoe
Tell me, darlin', please tell me true
Tell me, darlin', please tell me true
Tell me, darlin', please tell me true

I Can't Love You Now

I can't love you now
There's no use wonderin' how
Just how long do I have to wait

But I can dance your dance
If you'll give this love a chance
Laugh your way into romance
Don't be afraid

Oh and time moves on
And leaves me here all alone
Never felt this way before
But I can't love you now

The years that lie between
Hold me back in time
And this heart of mine
Hasn't broken yet
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
We can sing and dance all night
But this heart still aches for flight
The timing's not quite right
Still I dream of you

Oh and time moves on
And leaves me here all alone
Never felt this way before
But I can't love you now

But I think I do

Broussard's Lament

The storm it did rage on the coastal shore
Winds blew so strong, then the floods came on
People cried, "What took so long
For our help to come along"

Answers came cheap at the break of dawn
Sound bites went on and on and on

"They told us Thursday they would come,
They told us Friday they would come
Saturday came and still the dying lived on"
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
The missing ones were lost not to be found
They paid the cost, you let them down
But we said, "What can we do
Just to make it up to you"

"Oh you can try to make this up to me
But all I had's lost, now I'm lost, you see"

"They told me Thursday they would come
They told me Friday they would come
Saturday's here and I'm trying to find my way home
Oh the time is here, I'm trying to find my way home"

Left Home

Left home
Two weeks gone by
Returned
The rosebuds had already given their time
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Tonight
Public transportation's my private ride, yeah
But I
I've found my wings and I'm ready to fly

Some things in life are better left unknown
Or there would be no wonder, no why
But as I travel through this world
I want to give all those things a try, yeah

Left home

Shankill Butchers

The Shankill Butchers ride tonight
You better shut your windows tight
They're sharpening their cleavers and their knives
And taking all their whiskey by the pint

'Cause everybody knows
If you don't mind your mother's words
A wicked wind will blow
Your ribbons from your curls
Everybody moan, everybody shake
The Shankill Butchers want to catch you awake
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
They used to be just like me and you
They used to be sweet little boys
But something went horribly askew
Now killing is their only source of joy

'Cause everybody knows
If you don't mind your mother's words
A wicked wind will blow
Your ribbons from your curls
Everybody moan, everybody shake
The Shankill Butchers want to catch you awak

The Shankill Butchers on the rise
They're waiting 'til the dead of night
They're picking at their fingers with their knives
And wiping off their cleavers on their thighs

'Cause everybody knows
If you don't mind your mother's words
A wicked wind will blow
Your ribbons from your curls
Everybody moan, everybody shake
The Shankill Butchers want to catch you awake

Can't Hide

Away, away and find your true love
He's gone away to find a new love
But he don't know that he runs in vain
And you, my dear, will find love again

She cried, "Come home, my darling true love
And you may find what my heart's made of
You left me here alone on my own
But through the tears, I know you'll come home"
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Around, around this whole world he's been
But he'll soon find his way home again
At last, at last he's back by her side
This story tells that true love can't hide

Long Journey

I have just begun
A long journey that will run
The length and width of summertime
And the cool fall air will guide me home
Yeah the cool fall air will blow me home

You'll be miles away
I want to go, but I want to stay
My music's begging me to roam
But your love can guide me home
Yeah your love can guide me home

Starry nights and summer sun
I think you just might be the one
But this mountain pass keeps winding on
And I wonder if your love can guide me home
Oh yeah I wonder if your love can guide me home
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
I have just begun
A long journey that will run
The length and width of summertime
And the cool fall air will blow me home
Yeah your love can guide me home
Oh yeah I wonder if your love can guide me home

Come On Up To The House

Well the moon is broken and the sky is cracked
Come on up to the house
The only things that you can see is all that you lack
Come on up to the house

All your cryin' don't do you no good
Come on up to the house
Come down off the cross we could use the wood
Come on up to the house

You've got to come on up to the house
Come on up to the house
The world is not my home
I'm just a passin' through
Come on up to the house
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
There's no light in the tunnel, no irons in the fire
Come on up to the house
And you're singin' lead soprano in the junkman's choir
Come on up to the house

Don't life seem nasty, brutish, and short
Come on up to the house
Well the seas are stormy, you can't find no port
Come on up to the house

You've got to come on up to the house
Come on up to the house
The world is not my home
I'm just a passin' through
Come on up to the house

There's nothin' in the world that you can do
Come on up to the house
You been whipped by the forces that are inside of you
Come on up to the house

Well you're high on top of that mountain of woe
Come on up to the house
And you know you should surrender but you can't let go
Come on up to the house

You've got to come on up to the house
Come on up to the house
The world is not my home
I'm just a passin' through
Come on up to the house

Little Song

Fly a little higher than the rest
Make your journey last
Soar a little longer than the best
Leave your worries in the past

I've said all I can say
About this love I have for you
But I need you back
So I can make those feelings feel brand new again
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Oh sing a little song for me
Oh sing a little song for me
You know a little tune can set us free
So sing a little song for me

My soul writes me
My soul plays me
My soul sings me
So I'll sing this little song for you

Oh sing a little song for me
And I'll sing this little song for you
You know a little tune can set us free
So sing this little song with me

Follow Me Down

Run Away

Follow me down through the cotton fields
Moon shadow shine bright the way you will
Lead us down a road where no one goes
We can run away

Come take my hand while I'm waiting here
Get away from it all and find what's real
If we don't get out now the chance won't reappear
We can run away

Hold me tight and don't let go
Sweet and soft no one will know
We can run away

I buried my heart in a willow tree
You came along, gave it back to me
Now we're creatures of the night, we set each other free
Run away with me
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Hold me tight and don't let go
Sweet and soft no one will know
We can run away

Lay with me down by the riverside
Stars in the sky shining in your eyes
We won't make a sound no one will be around
We can run away

Hold me tight and don't let go
Sweet and soft no one will know
We can run away

Come Around

Just when you start to look away
And I don't know what I should say
I can't distinguish night from day
Then you come around

Just when things are lookin' down
And everybody's wearing frowns
The king went and misplaced his crown
But it'll come around

And I don't want to lose my faith in you
Cause sometimes I don't have a clue
Of what I've done and what I should do
But I'll come around
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
These summer nights are hot and still
The days are long but time instills
A sense of hope, a coming thrill
And I know it will

Just when life seems like a lost cause
People spinning words into angry flaws
And I don't know who I am or who I was
Life comes around

And I don't want to lose my faith in you
Cause sometimes I don't have a clue
Of what I've done and what I should do
But I'll come around

Just when the whirlwind begins
Things twirling out of control, lost in the spin
You gotta take a step back, start over again
Find a way to win

I may be young, I may be old
I may be telling, I may be told
I may be wise, I may be bold
But I'll come around

And I don't want to lose my faith in you
Cause sometimes I don't have a clue
Of what I've done and what I should do
But I'll come around

And you'll come around
And we'll all come around

Annabelle Lee

Many a year ago
In a kingdom by the sea
There lived a maiden you may know
By the name of Annabelle Lee
No other thought did trouble her mind
But to love and be loved by me

We were children both
In this kingdom by the sea
But we loved with a love that was more than love
I and my Annabelle Lee
With a love that the winged angels high
Coveted her and me

This was the reason long ago
In this kingdom by the sea
A wind blew from a stormy cloud
That took my Annabelle Lee
Then her wicked brothers came
To steal her away from me
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
They shut her up in a tomb below
This kingdom by the sea
But no maiden's grave could sever my soul
From the love she bore for me
For the moon don't beam without a dream
Of my darling Annabelle Lee

For many years I've wandered
Through this kingdom by the sea
I've laid myself beside the bones
Of my beautiful Annabelle Lee
I'll make my bed near the rising tide
In her tomb by the sounding sea

Ring Them Bells

Ring them bells ye heathen from the city that dreams
Ring them bells from the sanctuaries cross the valleys and streams
For they're deep and they're wide
And the world on its side
And time is running backwards
And so is the bride.

Ring them bells Saint Peter where the four winds blow
Ring them bells with an ironhand
So the people will know
For it's rush hour now
On the wheel and the plow
And the sun is going down upon the sacred cow.

Ring them bells Sweet Martha for the poor man's son
Ring them bells so the world will know that God is one
Oh the shepherd is asleep
Where the willows weep
And the mountains are filled with lost sheep
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Ring them bells for the blind and the deaf
Ring them bells for all of us who are left
Ring them bells for the chosen few
Who will judge the many when the game is through
Ring them bells for the time that flies
For the child that cries
When the innocence dies.

Ring them bells Saint Catherine from the top of the room
Ring them from the fortress for the lilies that bloom
Oh the lines are long and the fighting is strong
And they're breaking down the distance between right and wrong

My Muse

I spin around in your love
In a place of wonder
I want to wander
With you, my muse

In a dream of carousels
On waves in caravels
Collecting seashells
For you, my muse

I peruse and conjure
Sit and ponder
Then go under
The blanket of your words
The way I feel
The things I sing
The songs I write
The joy you bring
To me my muse
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Stillness surround me
But you have found me
And I have found you
My muse

In a night of silence
I'm settled by your sounds
In a dream of quiet
Contentedness surrounds

I peruse and conjure
Sit and ponder
Then go under
The blanket of your words
The way I feel
The things I sing
The songs I write
The joy you bring
To me my muse

Delightfully exhausted
Willingly this way
Always yours, always yours I'll stay
With you, my muse

Floating In The Balance

Sonic satisfaction
Holds my ears in sweet embrace
The endless chain reaction
Of what we give and what we take

Going through the motions
And acting out this part
Sifting through the pages
Of the life that I can start

Calloused fingers fumble
On the boardwalk of my muse
Feeling fit to crumble
Some days I wake up with the blues

Holding onto my time
Or at least what I've got left
I'll work with what I'm given
And I'll dream up all the rest
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Throw away the watches
Call off every bet
The time ain't mine for saving
But I'll take what I can get

Holding onto wisdom
Of the ones who came before
Floating in the balance
Of the calm before the storm

The Tourist

It barks at no one else but me
Like it's seen a ghost
I guess it's seen the sparks a-flowing
No one else would know

Hey man slow down, slow down
Idiot, slow down, slow down

Sometimes I get overcharged
That's when you see sparks
You ask me where the hell I'm going
At a thousand feet per second
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Hey man slow down, slow down
Idiot slow down, slow down

Hey man slow down, slow down
Idiot slow down, slow down

Here Nor There

When I ventured here
Truth was far not near
So I traveled on
Truth revealed in song

I was here nor there
Always asking where
So I took my time
My heart for me to find

As I made my way
Through long and winding days
I came upon your heart beating rhythms that challenged the deepest sea's waves
I could not look away
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
You were here nor there
Always asking where
So you took your time
You're hard for me to find

When I ventured here
Truth was far not near
So I traveled on
Truth revealed in song

Gypsy

I saw a gypsy today
She was beautiful
I couldn't look away
She was yellow and gray
The colors of the day
A bit too gorgeous
And not much to say

Stars on her little white wrists
Silken ribbons
Flowing from her hips
A smile that stopped time
Bittersweet as wine
She's lost and she's fine
Taking her time
I saw a gypsy today
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Across the way
I heard someone say
Pick up a penny
Have luck for a day
But I picked that coin up
And I ain't found no luck
Just wanderin' and stuck
In the mud and the muck
But I saw a gypsy today

Build Me Up From Bones

Over The Edge

Flip the switch and turn the night on
Drop the needle on an old song
Break the ice and pour it my way
Turn the key and light the highway

Lay me down beneath the shadows
Meet me where the wild things grow
Kick the moon and watch it shatter
I don't mind if it don't matter
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Hanging out
Hanging out over the edge
Hanging out
Hanging out over the edge

Endless lines of information
Change the words and change the station
Endless cries of complication
Is anybody even listening

Hanging out
Hanging out over the edge
Hanging out
Hanging out over the edge

Hanging out
Hanging out over the edge
Hanging out
Hanging out over the edge

Fuel The Fire

When I begin to crumble
And the walls begin to fall
Someone please keep me humble
Hold my soul up through it all

Let fulfillment fuel the fire
Hide the emptiness inside
We all cover up desire
Learn to face it with our pride
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
The wheels begin a turning
And the light cuts through the fog
And I begin a learning
What it takes to do it all

Let fulfillment fuel the fire
Hide the emptiness inside
We all cover up desire
Learn to face it with our pride

We rise up in the morning
When the fire lights up the sky
We need to keep it burning
Fuel the fire in our eyes

Let fulfillment fuel the fire
Hide the emptiness inside
We all cover up desire
Learn to face it with our pride

Mile On The Moon

Set me free and watch me fall
Lose the feeling of it all
I wish the night would let me in
Back here knocking on the door again

If I ever wake up
At the right time
If I ever wake up
I'll find a way to change your mind

I dreamed we fell into the night
Your darkness shined the brightest light
We drove for miles on the moon
I'd go anywhere with you
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
If I ever wake up
At the right time
If I ever wake up
I'll find a way to change your mind

If I ever wake up
At the right time
If I ever wake up
I'll find a way to change your mind

If I ever wake up
At the right time
If I ever wake up
I'll find a way to change your mind

Build Me Up From Bones

Build me up from bones
Wrap me up in skin
Hold me close enough to breathe me in

The moon's a fingernail
Scratching on the back
Of the night in which we lay beside
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
I held every inch of you
I wrote every line for you
I made time when time was all but gone
You're the love I've always known

The night's so dark and grey
But you've helped me find my way
Through the wild and wonders of this world

So take me with you now
'Cause I need to show you how
I can love you better than before

I held every inch of you
I wrote every line for you
I made time when time was all but gone
You're the love I've always known

Play it sweet and low
We've got no where to go
I am yours and you're the love I know

I held every inch of you
I wrote every line for you
I made time when time was all but gone
You're the love I've always known

Dark Road

You are going down a dark road
And you find yourself alone
And you are seeing things
You never saw before

But the loneliness will leave you
And you find yourself at home
Then suddenly the world
Is knocking at your door
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
And the darkness covers you sometimes
And the road is long but it always unwinds
And I find if you take your time
You will make it fine

The way I feel inside
Is not a mirror of my mind
But I cannot find the way
To be what I should be

With a thousand miles between us
I can feel you in my arms
Well it's just a feeling deep
In my memory

And the darkness covers me sometimes
And the road is long but it always unwinds
And I find if you take your time
You will make it fine

The emptiness that fills me up
Is farther from me now
But it always lingers
On the back roads of my mind

I am falling from the darkness
Up into a swirling light
And I am looking at
The one I had to find

And the darkness covers me sometimes
And the road is long but it always unwinds
And I find if you take your time
You will make it fine

Simple Twist Of Fate

 ( Bob Dylan )

They sat together in the park
As the evening sky grew dark
She looked at him and he felt a spark
Tingle to his bones
'Twas then he felt alone
And wished that he'd gone straight
And watched out for a simple twist of fate
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
They walked along by the old canal
A little confused, I remember well
And stopped into a strange hotel with a neon burnin' bright
He felt the heat of the night
Hit him like a freight train
Moving with a simple twist of fate

A saxophone someplace far off played
As she was walkin' by the arcade
As the light bust through a beat-up shade
Where he was wakin' up
She dropped a coin into the cup
Of a blind man at the gate
And forgot about a simple twist of fate

He woke up, the room was bare
He didn't see her anywhere
He told himself he didn't care
Pushed the window open wide
Felt an emptiness inside
To which he just could not relate
Brought on by a simple twist of fate

He hears the ticking of the clocks
And walks along with a parrot that talks
Hunts her down by the waterfront docks where the sailors all come in
Maybe she'll pick him out again, how long must he wait
One more time for a simple twist of fate

People tell me it's a sin
To know and feel too much within
I still believe she was my twin, but I lost the ring
She was born in spring, but I was born too late
Blame it on a simple twist of fate

1,000 Things

Where are the days, the childish ways
They can't be far behind me
She once lived here, my old friend fear
Ceaselessly to remind me
Yes, yes I, yes I hear you

You may not hear the words I hear
But rambling is her song
So I translate, I fly, I skate
Where child of sky and earth belongs
Yes, yes I, yes I hear you

I find that I don't do so well
With the words that hide from me
But the ones that introduce themselves
Say a thousand things to me
Say a thousand things to me
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
You may not feel the burning sweat
But a fire is raging inside her
It's burning through the black and blue
Searing through all that I call mine
Yes, yes I, yes I feel you

I find that I don't do so well
With the words that hide from me
But the ones that introduce themselves
Say a thousand things to me
Say a thousand things to me

Gone Too Soon

Here we are
Close again
Your eyes as blue as winter
What I'd give
Just to hold on
To this moment for forever

You and I and this bottle of red
Getting lost under the moon
When the morning comes
I'll be gone too soon, gone too soon

When you sing
It's like silver
When you touch me I'm on fire
Unexpected
Left me breathless
Oh I'll never love another

You and I and this bottle of red
Getting lost under the moon
When the morning comes
I'll be gone too soon

Here we are
Close again
Our hearts beat for each other
What I'd give
Just to hold you
Right here for forever
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
You and I and this bottle of red
Getting lost under the moon
When the morning comes
I'll be gone too soon, gone too soon
Gone too soon, gone too soon

Anything Else

Break the walls of my mind of fantasy
Sew the seeds of my soul
Throw the stone and then count its ripples deep
Just let it go, let it go

Tell me now, how do you paint all the works
Filling up my empty halls
Through the house I now walk with sympathy
And shadows fall, shadows fall

Like anything else
I'll see it through
Like love
Like you

Take the fall, take it all, take everything
There will be another soon
Leave me here on my own, on solid ground
I'll see it through, see it through

Like anything else
I'll see it through
Like love
Like you
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Days gone by, days now here, days yet to come
Who's to tell us what to do
Count the ways, close your eyes, see everything
I'm here with you, here with you

Like anything else
I'll see it through
Like love
Like you

The Book of Right-on

We should shine a light on, a light on
And the book of right-on's right-on, it was right-on

We should shine a light on, a light-on
And the book of right-on's right-on, it was right-on

I killed my dinner with karate
Kick 'em in the face, taste the body
Shallow work is the work that I do

Do you want to sit at my table
My fighting fame is fabled
And fortune finds me fit and able

And you do say - oh oh
That you do pray - oh oh
And you say that you're okay

And do you want to run with my pack
Do you want to ride on my back
Pray that what you lack does not distract

And even when you run through my mind
Something else is in front, oh, you're behind
And I don't have to remind you to stick with your kind
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
And you do say - oh oh
That you do pray - oh oh
And you say that you're okay

And even when you touch my face
You know your place
Yeah and even when you touch my face
You know your place

We should shine a light on, a light on
And the book of right-on's right-on, it was right-on

We should shine a light on, a light on
The book of right-on's right-on, it was right-on

Rearrange The Art

Maybe I could rearrange the art
That hangs upon these walls
Or maybe I could not

The masterpiece that lies within this room
Has yet to leave these halls
And break through every door

But I lie here on my back
I stare into the white
The lack of color blinds these eyes
With silence comes the sight

Maybe I could call you on the phone
Tell you all my thoughts
Or maybe I should not

These corridors and empty feathered beds
Are lacking what I'd hoped
In pictures in my head
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
But I lie here on my back
I stare into the black
The lack of color blinds these eyes
With darkness comes the night

Maybe I can do this on my own
Make way for solitude
Or maybe I need you

The ruby hues that outline all my words
Are chapped and humming chords
I've never used before

But I lie here on my back
I stare into the past
The memories cloud my mind
With dreaming comes the flight

Undercurrent

Early Morning Light

All my troubles just begun
You and me the troubled ones
How are we supposed to learn
When to give up on this turn
Always copy, always paste, shame on robots
Maybe we should try our hands
With some kind of different plans
Maybe that will make you see
All the things you meant to me

So I'll move on down the line
Thinking I'll make it better this time
Moving far on down the track
And you won't see me looking back

A wall of early morning light
Creeps into my bedroom quiet
I'll close the blinds to keep out
My whole world is darker now

Maybe I should head back home
Maybe I should sleep alone
Maybe that will make me see
All the things you meant to me

But I'll move on down the line
Thinking I'll make it better this time
Moving far on down the track
And you won't see me looking back

Green Lights

I hear your voice out in the darkness
Somewhere across the fresh-cut lawn
We're running barefoot through the wet grass
Nowhere to be until the dawn

Up overhead the stars are burning
Gravity's bending time and space
The galaxies are slowly turning
And we're both standing face to face
Always copy, always paste, shame on robots
Green lights and open road
The skies of endless blue
That's the feeling I get with you

And all the corners of the universe
That light could fall to
I'm standing next to you

Green lights and open road
The skies of endless blue
That's the feeling I get with you

Green lights and open road
The skies of endless blue
That's the feeling I get with you

I hear your voice out in the darkness

House Of Mercy

In the middle of the night again
Still water and the birds don't sing
Cold gin in the back room humming
Medicating for the trouble that's coming

Walls rattle like a deisel freighter
Blood races like a wave
This house wasn't meant for strangers
But you come knocking anyway

I can hear you knocking on the door
I won't leave it open for you anymore
I can hear you knocking on the door
Knocking on the door of the house of mercy
Always copy, always paste, shame on robots
Don't try to change my mind
That knock gets louder all the time
Don't try to wear me down
You'll never get inside this house

Underneath that shirt you're wearing
Strained muscles and a heart of stone
Leather costume like a wild chameleon
You make me want to be alone

I can hear you knocking on the door
I won't leave it open for you anymore
I can hear you knocking on the door
Knocking on the door of the house of mercy

Don't try to change my mind
That knock gets louder all the time
Don't try to wear me down
you'll never get inside this house

I can hear you knocking on the door
I won't leave it open for you anymore
I can hear you knocking on the door
Knocking on the door of the house of mercy

Everything to Hide

I wanna step right out and tell you
But I know it's not allowed
Truth is you're all that I can see
In the middle of this crowd

I wanna tell you that I'm thankful
For your fingers on those strings
Wanna whisper low into your ear
All these forbidden things
Always copy, always paste, shame on robots
But I'll stand right here and hold my tongue
For all I know I'm the only one
But do you feel this undercurent
And the changing of the tides
When I'm with you, baby
We've got everything to hide

When I'm running out of time
Is when I wanna do it all
When you're running through my mind
Is when I wanna hear you call

Well, you're always running through my mind
So why don't you call now
It ain't right but it feels good
Let's do this anyhow

But I'll stand right here and hold my tongue
For all I know I'm the only one
But do you feel this undercurent
And the pulling of the tides
When I'm with you, baby
We've got everything to hide

Well I never really thought
That I could be a child of sin
Now here I come confessing
Of these childish hopes within

But you say hope is always there
So what's a girl to do
I should quit while I'm ahead
But ain't through with you

I guess I'll stand right here and hold my tongue
Maybe I'm not the only one
'Cause do you feel this undercurent
And the changing of the tides
When I'm with you, baby
We've got everything to hide

So pour another, baby
We've got everything to hide

Back of My Mind

I went away for a little while
I came back home 'cause you made me smile
But I think I'm leaving forever this time
And there you'll be in the back of my mind
Always copy, always paste, shame on robots
In the back of my mind
So far behind
I'll only hold onto you
In the back of my mind

I went away, I was on my own
Taking you with me was all I'd known
But I think I like it, this freedom I find
And our love will live in the back of my mind

In the back of my mind
So far behind
I'll only hold onto you
In the back of my mind

In the back of my mind
So far behind
In the back of my mind
Forever this time

Comin' Undone

Some days feel so heavy
They come when I'm not quite ready
I get to feeling useless
But I can see right through this
I'm gonna let the song in my head ring

It feels like the world is collapsing
But I already know it's gonna happen
I'm gonna hold on tighter
Yes, I'm a lover, but I'm also a fighter
The song in my head keeps me clapping

'Cause I've got a song, and it must be sung
Every day's a war, and it must be won
Whenever I feel like I'm comin' undone
The song in my head keeps me marching on

The world's full of bad news bearers
Talking heads talking about terror
Sometimes I feel so useless
Like nothing I could do would ever improve it
But I could make the worlds little better

You tell me that you're worried about tomorrow
You talk like all the time you've got is borrowed
Like you're living on credit
But you keep singing, honey, you can bet it's
Gonna sing it through tomorrow

With a song, and it must be sung
Every day's a war, and it must be won
Whenever I feel like I'm comin' undone
The song in my head keeps me marching

With a song, and it must be sung
Every day's a war, and it must be won
Whenever I feel like I'm comin' undone
The song in my head keeps me marching on

Take Another Turn

What does it mean to be lost
You can't find your way on a map
You took the wrong turn, forgot where you came from
And now there ain't no going back

What does it mean to be lonely
You sitting alone in a room
And all you can hear is the ringing in your ears
There ain't no one to talk to but you

Should you take another turn
Can you find another way
Should you talk to yourself a little more
Push right through that closed door

What does it mean to be sorry
For something that can't be undone
So sorry that you didn't try and try
But sorry just ain't quite enough

Oh what does it mean to be hungry
Hungry and hunting and wild
And only the best will allow you to rest
You'll be hungry again by morning time

Should you take another turn
Can you find another way
Should you talk to yourself a little more
Push right through that closed door

Oh what does it mean to be lost
You can't find your way on a map
You took the wrong turn, forgot where you came from
And now there ain't no going back

Lost Dog

Where did you sleep last night
Under the cold street light
Who last called you by your name

Where did you leave your peace
Other half of your broken leash
Why did you run so far away

Lost dog
Something 'bout you breaks my heart
Why're you burying bones out in the yard
I don't know if I wanna know where you've been
Lost dog, maybe I'll let you in
In the real world did you copy and paste too?
Home's not a word you say
Something made you stray
Off like a feather in the wind

Where do you find the ground
Let yourself be found
If I open my door, make you my friend
Are you gonna run off and get lost again

Lost dog
Something ‘bout you breaks my heart
Why're you burying bones out in the yard
I don't know if I wanna know where you've been
But lost dog, maybe I'll let you in

You don't have to live this way
Hiding from the pouring rain
Running through the hunger and the pain

Lost dog
Something ‘bout you breaks my heart
Why're you burying bones out in the yard
I don't know if I wanna know where you've been
Lost dog, maybe I'll let you in

There's a broken in your eyes and it pulls me in
Will you let anybody get close again

Take Me Back

Take me back in time again
Stay with me like you did then
Take me as you find me here
Take me now, feel me near

Love like I never knew before
Someday will fade and be ignored
Nothing is forever anymore

Wrap me up in quiet sins
Take me lost make me found
Hold me silent in the night
Say I'm wrong make me right

Love like I've never knew before
Someday will fade and be ignored
Slipping through my fingers wanting more

Hanging on to every word
Whispered as the morning stirs

Still Life

Am I lying through my grin
Am I driftin'
Am I really just a child of sin
Oh I don't know what to do

Have I lost myself to lust
Is there anyone that I can trust
I tried to make the best of us
But I don't know what to do

Baby I'd tell you more
If I knew just what to say
But you never asked me anyway

Baby I'd ask for less
If I knew I had your ear
And every other part of you

Baby blue's the color of my eyes I'm told
When the sun sinks low and my eyes turn gold
Then you don't know what to do

Yellow is the color of the winter moon
And the page I press my pencil to
With a love letter to you

Baby I'd tell you more
If I knew just what to say
But you never asked me anyway
Always copy, always paste, shame on robots
Baby I'd ask for less
If I knew I had your ear
And every other part of you
Every other part of you
Every other part of you
Every other part of you

What I need from you my friend is a kiss
Then a walk to where the sidewalk ends
At the reservoir with you

Underneath the city sky, we're a still life
And all the people pass us by
And they don't know what to do

Baby I'd ask for less
If I knew I had your ear
And every other part of you

Jacqueline

Jacqueline
I see you there
In your pillbox hat
And bright pink dress

Won't you
Sit and keep me company

Walk with me to
The water's edge and
Ain't that far from
Where the sidewalk ends
Always copy, always paste, shame on robots
Won't you
Keep me company

And we'll move on down to the water's edge
Move on down, stick my feet in and
Feel it cool me down
Who do I talk to now, Jacqueline

I cried my tears
And they fell on down into
Your dark and misty blue
I'm standing right here next to you

Then you shedded your bright pink dress
You covered up with a blanket of white
Jackie won't you walk with me tonight

And we'll move on down to the water's edge
Move on down, stick my feet in and
Feel it cool me down
Who do I talk to now, Jacqueline

Maybe in a little while I'll feel alright
Maybe in a little while
Maybe in a little while I'll feel alright
Maybe in a little while

Jacqueline
I see you there in your
Pillbox hat and your bright pink dress

Won't you
Keep me company

Non Albums Tracks

Grandma's Hands

Grandma's hands clapped in the church on Sunday morning
Grandma's hands played the tambourine so well
Grandma's hands used to issue a warning
She'd say
"Billy
Don't run so fast
Might fall on a piece of glass
Might be six there in that grass!"
Grandma's hands
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Grandma's hands soothe the look of a mother
Grandma's hands used to ache sometimes and swell
Oh Grandmas' hands used to life her face into the sheets
Say
"Baby, grandma understand
That you really love that man
Put yourself in Jesus' hands"
Grandma's hands

Grandma's hands used to hand me pieces of candy
Grandma's hands used to pick me up each time I fell
Grandma's hands really came in handy
She'd say
"Baby, don't you whip that boy
What you gonna spank him for?
He didn't drop no apple core"
But I don't have Grandma any more
If I get to heaven I'll look for
Grandma's hands
Grandma's hands