CalifornIA

I took another step

Took another step back

All you ever wanted

All you ever wanted to

Throw it on my shoulder

Throw it on my shoulder now I took another step

Baby well

 

I got a train station in my mind

To send my thoughts on down the line

To places they might like to stay

I miss CalifornIA

 

Working on my head

Working on my headline

Looking for the right town

Looking for the right time

This is just a test

Just a test

I took another step

I took another step

Back to how it used to be

Throwing stones at the apple tree

And hope for one to fall my way

And I miss

CalifornIA

 

Your hair likes the sun

Got the eyes of everyone on you

Looking for you

Going to ride them power lines to the West

Until I find my way

Across that Golden Gate

Or somewhere in LA

I miss CalifornIA


What You Do To Me

Down

Skipping our hometown

Keep more than you carry

Gonna go down the track

‘Till the feeling is gone

Going down to St. Louis

For a highway song

 

You’re just driving me mad

You’re just driving me mad you see

What you do to me

 

Eyes of a mother

Skin of the sun

Gonna steal something back

‘Till the feeling is gone

Going through Las Vegas

I put some Elvis on

You’re just driving me mad

You’re just driving me mad you see

What you do to me

When I hit that county line

I’ll go back in time

Where no one else can see

What you do to me

The oldies radio

Playing Coffee’s Cold

You won’t ever know

What you do to me


Lay Like You Do

Lay it out

Right down in the floor

The way you hurt in the morning

When you cried in the store

Well I know that you’re hoping

It won’t be that slow

But how you loved me baby

I will never even know

 

So lay like you do love

Lay like you will

Pour me some water

And I’ll find me a pill

Cover my shoulders

And I’ll fix up my frown

And I won’t get goosebumps

Every time you come around

 

Walk me down

Walk me down the hallway

Why don’t you throw me down the stairs?

Could you ever feel something

Would you ever be the same?

Cause that’s what you’re doing

When you treat me this way

So lay like you do love

Lay like you will

Pour me some water

And I’ll find me a pill

Cover my shoulders

And I’ll fix up my frown

And I won’t get goosebumps

Every time you come around

Remember this

I held you up

Had to hold my head so low

Just to sip that loving cup

Was that you at the red light?

Are you taking care?

I know he waits in the carport

I know you’re kissing him there

 

So lay like you do love

Lay like you will

Pour me some water

And I’ll find me a pill

Cover my shoulders

And I’ll fix up my frown

And I won’t get goosebumps

Every time you come around


New Year’s Day

Underneath the snow

Everywhere you go

You run

Flowers dance along

As long as they are gone

You run

 

I’ll go anywhere except for the Square she tells me

Too many souls looking for golden dreams

But the fire and the stone got you right

Where you belong

A face inside a crowd

Never felt so high in a cloud

Make your great resolve

Watch out now

They’re dropping the ball

 

I’ve got to say

You’ve got a way about you

Provided you call

And ask me what I would do

But the fire and the stone

Got you right where you belong

Tonight they’ll sing

Ohh my darling diamond rings

Shiny things fall for you

Just like New Year’s Day

You’re such mess

You’re such a party

Maybe it’s fate

But I just can’t wait to tell you

You don’t use your eyes

You can’t eyes to see

‘Cause the fire and the stone

Got you right…

Tonight they’ll sing

Four three two one

Diamond rings

Shiny things fall for you

Just like New Year’s Day

You’re such a mess

You’re such a party


Lost Child

Red-faced wet in the morning

Running from the bull last night

Blinking light in the neighborhood

It reminds you of another life

 

Lay it out on the table

Abandon your parents dreams

These are the friends you were hoping for

This is so far from a lie

 

What do you think when you’re falling asleep?

Are you sadder when you’re getting high?

Everything’s small in the badlands

But I wonder how you’re getting by

 

Lost child taking the train

Headed for the edge of the earth

Lost child far away

This is what you do while we work

To be freer than the rampant vines

Growing through the heart of your heart

Glassy as your morning eyes

And the place where you were coming up

You miss it all around

Missing all the folks

But you can’t even open your mouth

For the fear you’re gonna choke

What do you think when you’re falling asleep?

Are you sadder when you’re getting high?

Nobody’s got any money

And America is flying by

Lost child taking the train

Headed for the edge of the earth

Lost child far away

This is what you do while we work


Stick With Me

Well I love you child but I can’t be blamed

For all the scars and all the pain

I know it wears you out, I know

You’re gonna be, just fine

Stick with me, you’re mine

Either way, either way…

 

I love you child but I can’t be blamed

This town is sick with something strange

I know it wears you down but I know

You’re gonna be, just fine

Stick with me, you’re mine

Either way, either way…

 

Back when I was seventeen

The world was big and I was mean

It’s all coming back, back again (x2)

 

Said I love you child but I can’t be blamed

For all the floods and all the rain

I know it rings you out I know

You’re gonna be, just fine

Stick with me, you’re mine

Either way, either way…


Conquering Man

You need a victim

Someone to teach

Or maybe it’s a matter of getting more sleep

 

You put me on the front line

Treat me like a back line

I’m getting tired and it’s getting harder to breath

 

But we can blame it on the

Tennessee wildfire smoke in the air

November doesn’t usually feel like this

 

It’s about a time, that’s about right

I’ve been a sinner all of my life

I got a bad view of the world

Maybe it’s by the way you’re shaking my hand

But you’re just a man, a conquering man

And these are just words to write a song

Because you don’t ask me how I feel

You don’t even look at me

 

I’m all alone

Born in a war

I hear my Daddy saying be your own girl

Cut from a rib

Made into a waitress

The tide is high but you won’t see me run 

 

But we can blame it on

Election Day pushing down the coast

The road, the radio, too much smoke

It’s about a time, that’s about right

I’ve been a sinner all of my life

I got a bad view of the world

Maybe it’s by the way you’re shaking my hand

But you’re just a man, a conquering man

And these are just words to write a song

Because you don’t ask me how I feel

You don’t even look at me

Maybe it’s the tone I take talking to you

I guess I come off sounding awful cruel

It’s about a time, that’s about right

I’ve been a sinner all of my life

I got a bad view of the world

Maybe it’s by the way you’re shaking my hand

But you’re just a man, a conquering man

And these are just words to write a song

Because you don’t ask me how I feel

You don’t even look at me


Tree of Shade

Kindle the fire, cover the house

I am the rain, I am the blue in the sky

Nothing will last but the law of the past

 

Unshaken by wind, the water is clear

Fever is burning, burning inside my heart

Like Jasmin perfume, flowers in bloom

 

It don’t belong to me, it don’t belong to you

It won’t be long

 

Lone star at dawn, which side are you on?

I am the rain, I am the blue in the sky

We used both hands, built a city on the sand

 

It don’t belong to me, it don’t belong to you

It won’t be long

Searching through the books, looking for a blind mans pearl

Running through the rain, maybe I can change the world

Change the world, change the world…


Kindle the fire, cover the house

I am the rain, I am the tree of shade

Rise from your chair, your everywhere


Goldmine

You hate your girlfriend Sue

Don’t like her guy friends too

Think if you only knew

It’s a gold mine

You wait and hold your tongue

They call you the lonely one

Try to stay you try to run

But it’s a gold mine

 

Stare at the wall, half as tall

Thinking of things you’ve done

They call you the lonely one

Drive all around shaking your feet

Doing everything that you see

Then you will be like me

And you fall down

And it’s a gold mine

 

Everyone you know will die

There is no reason why

You look down

You look to the sky

It’s a gold mine


Santa Fe

Came out running, swinging hard

Made myself welcome at the local bar

And marched my way on down to Texas high

My ears were ringing my own name

Was something I was proud to say

And fireworks would decorate the sky

 

I've been to Santa Fe

Where the skies are blue and open

It was in my early days

I was young and I was hoping

For lesser things than I am now

I feel the weight of time on my shoulders

I'm getting older

 

And every night when I'd lay down

My heart would be beating to the distant sound 

Of those who sent their worries down the tracks

People came and people went

They wore their clothes to state their names

They carry who they are upon their backs 


I've been to Santa Fe

Where the skies are blue and open

It was in my early days

I was young and I was hoping

For lesser things than I am now

I feel the weight of time on my shoulders

I'm getting older

The world expands my focus shrinks 

I'm sitting on the bench that you built last week

I will not let these hours pass me by

The days are changing something new

The color of my hair is too

And I believe I'll ask you to be mine

I've been to Santa Fe

Where the skies are blue and open

It was in my early days

I was young and I was hoping

For lesser things than I am now

I feel the weight of time on my shoulders

I'm getting older


Hello Everybody, hello everyone 

We're in from disaster, we're in from the run 

Seems like years since we set out but this work's just begun 

Hello to our good friends, hello everyone

The changes we're seeing, the faces we know 

Get thrown into the tumbler and back unrecognizable 

And there's nothing to cling to when they don't understand that this person I'm being might be more than I am 

And I know it's not selfish or hollow or greedy when you follow your heart down through the weeds 

But I'm through with trying to explain to myself what I've been living for 

Who even cares about it anymore?

Hello everybody, hello everyone 

We’re out on the front steps, we’re here just for fun 

Here’s to all a good New Year and a long lasting light 

Hello to your family, hello all hello

My my what a dark day it was 

Oh well I guess they say we're better of because 

Long days and longer nights

Highways and fluorescent lights 

But there'll be some money we can split up between us 

And there's gonna be some Christmas, just wait and you'll see us

All in together, singing sweet songs of joy 

La la la la oh boy

Hello everybody, hello everyone 

We finally made it, we’re finally home

Here’s to all a good New Year and a long lasting light

Hello everybody, hello everyone