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lyrics a-l
2 black roses
there's birds in the trees
there are cars on the street
there are flowers in the park
there's no one in your heart
there's no one in your heart

just like 2 black roses and a bird tied to a stump
you're alone
down in the floor in the collar of your coat
down in the stitch
i bet you wish
yeah i'll bet you wish

so there's calm to your words
thereís these things you deserve
and there are flowers in the park
there's no one in your heart
there's no one in your heart

just like like 2 black roses and a bird tied to a stump
you're alone
down in the floor of the collar of your coat
down in the stitch
i bet you wish
i'll bet you wish

hasn't made sense to me
finish up everything
now i'm wondering why
you pay to see me just lie
pretend i have stories to tell
pretend you know them well
we're all just creeps

10 seconds til the end of the world
you know it's just 10 seconds til the end of the world
where's my girl?
you know i thought i saw a star shooting out of the sky
must've been mine.
and all the debris around my feet
on your street
and it's just 10 seconds til the end
where do i begin?

it's not that easy
no it's not that easy (3x)

16 days†† tab
i got sixteen days
one for every time i've gone away
you should have wore my wedding ring

i got sixteen days
fifteen of those are nights
can't sleep when the bed sheet fights
its way back to your side

well the ghost has got me running
well the ghost has got me running
away from you, away from you, away...

well the ghost has got me running
well the ghost has got me running
away from you, away from you, away...

i got sixteen days
got a bottle and a rosary
god, i wish that you were close to me
i guess i owe you an apology

i got sixteen days
fifteen of those are nights
can't sleep when the bed sheet fights
its way back to your side

well the ghost has got me running
well the ghost has got me running
away from you, away from you, away...

well the ghost has got me running
well the ghost has got me running
away from you, away from you, away...

old tin cups, little paper dolls
all wrapped up, in ribbons, bows, and hearts
old tin cups, and little paper dolls
all wrapped up, in the ribbons of your heart

i got sixteen days
sixteen days
i got sixteen days
it's like before i hang

abigail
abigail won't you take me to the willow tree
and when we get there i hope you'll recite japanese

what does it mean to win i ask myself again
abigail don't pretend

pretty flower crashes hard on a world of make-believe
whispers, floating words so soft, hands go walkin down my sleeve

hold my hand oh abigail
and tell me everything
hold my hand oh abigail
i won't let go for anything

abigail won't you take me to the willow tree
night comes on so strong but she is the sun and grabs a train

hold my hand oh abigail
i won't let go for anything
hold my hand oh abigail
i won't let go for anything

amy
i don't know
why i let go
i want to be your friend
flowers grow through my window
and i love you again

oh i love you
oh when you laid me down
into your beautiful garden
flower in the love of my arms
it's god shining through
to me i guess
it's god shining through
to me i guess

oh i love you amy
do you still love me?

i go to the places
where we used to go
i feel sad
i am out here
looking for you
sometimes i pretend

oh i miss you
oh when you laid me down
into your beautiful garden
flowers in the love of my arms
is god playing evil
tricks on me?
is god playing evil
tricks on me?

oh i love you amy
do you still love me?

oh i love you
oh when you laid me down
into your beautiful garden
flowers in the love of my arms
is god playing evil
tricks on me?
is god playing evil
tricks on me?
oh i love you amy
do you still love me?

angels are messengers from god†† tab
(aka) faithless street
if angels are messengers from god,
please send one down to me
if angels are messengers from god,
i wrote a letter he should read

been living on faithless street all by myself
work your whole life for someone else
trying to find sanction, christ above man
he never shed his peace on this land
so i started this damn country band

been living on faithless street all by myself
work your whole life for someone else
trying to find sanction, christ above man
he never shed his peace on this land
so i started this damn country band
cause punk rock was too hard to sing.

(repeat chorus)

answering bell
did i slip? i know i stumbled
did i trip? 'cause i know i fell
all's i know is i'll wake up here in my clothes tomorrow
but oh, girl i wish i knew you well
but oh, girl i wish i knew you well
but i'm just sayin' hi,
to your answering bell

did i run? i thought i was walkin'
through your inexhaustible gale
the names are changed but the constellations
are still fallin'
oh girl, if you could only tell
oh girl, if you could only tell
but i'm just sayin' hi

let your tears fall and touch my skin
then your thunderclouds could rage and wail
will collect them all for you in butterfly jars
and oh girl, i'll build your wishing well
but i'm just sayin' hi
to your answering bell

did i sleep? 'cause i musta been dreamin'
did i weep, 'cause i cried like hell
all's i want is your fortress of tears to crumble

and oh girl, i'd tear 'em down myself
and oh girl, the stories they could tell
but i'm just saying hi

anyone but me (put you out)
pages and numbers, numbers and names
addresses and phone books, old yellow frames
anywhere, anytime
anyone but me

slow ways and numbers we cannot find
pages all torn up, ripped from the spine
somebodyís name, all seems the same
to anyone but me

anywhere, anytime
anyone but me

so put about
put you out
put you out
put you out

anywhere, anytime
anyone but me

so put about
put you out
put you out
put you out

a song for you
oh my land is like a wild goose
wanders all around everywhere
trembles and it shakes til every tree is loose
it rolls the meadows and it rolls the nails
so take me down to your dance floor
and i won't mind the people when they stare
paint a different color on your front door
and tomorrow we will still be there

jesus built a ship to sing a song to
it sails the rivers and it sails the tide
some of my friends don't know who they belong to
some can't get a single thing to work inside
so take me down to your dance floor
and i won't mind the people when they stare
paint a different color on your front door
and tomorrow we will still be there

i loved you every day and now i'm leaving
and i can see the sorrow in your eyes
i hope you know a lot more than you're believing
just so the sun don't hurt you when you cry
so take me down to your dance floor
and i won't mind the people when they stare
paint a different color on your front door
and tomorrow we will still be there
and tomorrow we will still be there

*words and music by g. parsons wait and see music, bmi. 1973

avenues†† tab
no, the cabs here, they can't run down to your house
sometimes i'll sit and wish i were somewhere else
so let's dim the daylights for us sweethearts that we are
sometimes i find myself still lying in your arms
all the sweethearts of the world
are out dancing in the places
where me and all my friends go to hide our faces

avenues run one way
streets they run the same
something in the air here
still keeps me away

though the cabs here, they can't take me to your house
i get directions and pretend i was somewhere else
all the sweethearts of the world are out littering the bars
and i am still avenues from any place you are

you know avenues run one way
the streets they run the same
it's going to take a lot of shit for me
to not stay away

ballad of carol lynn††† tab
lovin you has gotten weird
you'll see the sun hanging low down by your window
and all the rain left in the world
won't bring you home again
oh carol lynn

trusting you has gotten strange
you'll close the door when the cold has gotten in
and all the love left in the world
won't keep you warm again
oh carol lynn

when you need a friend to be there for you
i won't be one who will help you out
and when you need someone who can let you in
you can count me out
oh carol lynn

when your life has worn you out
you'll have the past left for you to think about
and all the money in the world
can't take you back again
oh carol lynn
oh carol lynn

bar lights
oh, bar lights and the liquor
and the way all the bottles they shine

i got five more dollars, drink another
and youíll feel fine
youíll feel fine

oh, bar lights and the women
the empty pool hall and you and i

i got five more dollars, drink another
and youíll feel fine
youíll feel fine

write your name down on a matchbook sleeve
call me up on sunday for a drink
call me up on sunday it wonít be anything

oh, bar lights and the liquor
and the way all the bottles they shine

iíve got five more dollars and i wanna make you mine
i wanna make you mine
i wanna make you mine
oh, and iíll make you mine

bartering lines
hold me up
hold me down
leave me in the witherin' pines
steal my love
steal my kisses
take em to to the bartering lines

ten cents up
two bucks down
ship it out and turn it into fuel
three bucks shy
leave it on the table
til somebody else with money's got use

spinning so hard
i can't stand
shadow of a shadowy man
hold me up
hold my hand
the treasures that she misses makes the man

ten cents up
two bucks down
ship it out and turn it into fuel
three bucks shy
leave it on the table
til somebody else with money's got use

so hold me up
tie me down
leave in the witherin' pines
steal my love
steal my kisses
'valuate the differences and lie.

believe
say no, say something, say anything
so that you can believe it yourself
believe it yourself

try again, try harder
try to think of something so you can believe it yourself
believe it yourself

but breathe some sense into me
what i need is for someone to believe

you win, win nothing
you take anything so that you can believe it yourself
believe it yourself

so try again, try harder
try to think of something so you can believe it yourself
believe it yourself

but breathe some sense into me
all i need is for someone to believe in me
say anything, do what you need
so that you can believe
believe in me
but breathe some sense into me
all i need is for someone to believe in me
say anything, do what you need
so that you can believe
believe in me
believe in me

1,2, fuck you!

black arrow, bleeding heart†† tab
throwing rocks at a window,
stumble into telephone pole,
while the lights shine down on your person
filtering through all your aversions
love will not find you tonight
when you're preaching love, thinking love, holding back
what were you thinking
when black arrows shot out your bleeding heart?

looking into the mirror,
don't like what i see.
ain't looking like me.
wanna be near her
there's no way in hell
and there's no time to tell
love will not find you tonight
when you're preaching love, thinking love, holding back
what were you thinking
when black arrows shot out your bleeding heart?

blank generation
i was saying let me out of here before i was even born
it's such a gamble when you get a face
it's fascinatin' to observe what the mirror does
but when i dine it's for the wall that i set a place

i belong to the blank generation and
i can take it or leave it each time
i belong to the ______ generation but
i can take it or leave it each time

triangles were fallin' at the window as the doctor cursed
he was a cartoon long forsaken by the public eye
the nurse adjusted her garters as i breathed my first
the doctor grabbed my throat and yelled, "god's consolation prize!"

i belong to the blank generation
i can take it or leave it each time
i belong to the ______ generation but
i can take it or leave it each time

to hold the tv to my lips, the air so packed with cash
then carry it up flights of stairs and drop it in the vacant lot
to lose my train of thought and fall into your arms' tracks
and watch beneath the eyelids every passing dot

i belong to the blank generation and
i can take it or leave it each time
i belong to the ______ generation but
i can take it or leave it each time

i belong to the blank generation and
i can take it or leave it each time
i belong to the ______ generation but
i can take it or leave it each time

words and music by r. hell*

born yesterday
make me a list of all the things
that i don't wanna know
to keep me sane
make me a wish that i will never have to know
what it is you do when i have to go
cause i know a thing or two
my birthday keeps falling
on the day before yours does, too

all my day dreams feel so nice
medicate my worried life
something else for me to hold onto

make a plan of how i'm supposed to assume
that it's normal
to never hear from you
i'll understand
i will be here for you
when the lights go down
in some strange part of town
cause i know a thing or two
my birthday keeps falling
on the day before yours does too

all my day dreams feel so nice
medicate my worried life
something else for me to hold onto
hold onto

bottom of the glass
you think that you have found a way to ease your troubled mind
you fill a glass, then drink it down and fill it one more time
well, the wine will flow and the pain will go but the spell will never last
you'll never find the answer in the bottom of the glass
you'll never find the answer in the bottom of the glass

well, the bottom of the glass is just as empty as your life
you know it holds no secret way to help you in your strife
but for a while you're in another world and you wake up in the past
you'll never find the answer in the bottom of the glass
you'll never find the answer in the bottom of the glass
...glass

that bottle there is not your friend when it's gone it leaves you cold
the strength it gives you slips away for it's something you can't hold
your hands will shanke and then you'll take another from the flask
but you'll never find the answer in the bottom of the glass
you'll never find the answer in the bottom of the glass
you'll never find the answer in the bottom of the glass
you'll never find the answer in the bottom of the glass

*words and music by flood/hill

bound to happen
feel you on my radar, headed out to my connection
feelin' like i been sleepin' in a burniní house
haven't seen you in awhile, you know it's probably bound to happen
take us more than light and try to put this out

leave me on the line, caught me in a lie,
you know, i wish it didn't matter
leave me on the line, caught me in a lie,
you know, it's probably bound to happen
probably bound to happen, honey, to us again
probably bound to happen
you know, it's probably bound to happen, honey, to us again

you pull me out like your champagne, you know your cigarette is burnin'
fallin' for the little girl who lives in your eyes
haven't seen you in awhile, why don't you take me to your leader
probably take a gallon, the way i'm feelin' tonight

leave me on the line, caught me in a lie,
you know, i wish it didn't matter
leave me on the line, caught me in a lie,
you know, itís probably bound to happen
probably bound to happen, honey, to us again
probably bound to happen
you know, itís probably bound to happen, honey, to us again


brown sugar
gold coast slave ship bound for cotton fields
sold in a market down in new orleans
scarred old slaver knows he's doing alright
hear him whip the women just around midnight

brown sugar how come you taste so good?
brown sugar just like a young girl should

drums beating, cold english blood runs hot
lady of the house wonderin' where it's gonna stop
house boy knows that he's doing alright
you shoulda heard him just around midnight

brown sugar how come you taste so good, now?
brown sugar just like a young girl should, now

ah, get along, brown sugar how come you taste so good, baby?
ah, got me feelin' now, brown sugar just like a black girl should

i bet your mama was a tent show queen
and all her boyfriends were sweet sixteen
i'm no schoolboy but i know what i like
you shoulda heard me just around midnight

brown sugar how come you taste so good, baby?
ah, brown sugar just like a young girl should, yeah

i said yeah, yeah, yeah, woo
how come you...how come you taste so good?
yeah, yeah, yeah, woo
just like a...just like a black girl should
yeah, yeah, yeah, woo

(m. jagger/k. richards)

call me on your way back home††††† tab
oh baby why
do i miss you like i do
oh miss my sweet
and the birds all singin blue
and why
and why
call me on your way back home, dear
cause i miss you
honey, that ain't nothing new.

oh baby why
did i treat you like i did
honey, i was just a kid
bubblegum on my shoe
but you loved me
and i loved you
call me on your way back home, dear
cause i miss you
and i just want to die without you
oh i just want to die without you
yeah i just want to die without you
without you
honey, that ain't nothing new.

can't take a lover
when i'm talking in my sleep, do i tell you lots of things,
promise you a ring that i could slip around your finger?
where you sleep out of the room
for a drinkÖ

if you were standing in a field with a flower in your hair
supposed to be there, i'd probably end up in some barroom
too afraid to meet you there
cause i'm hung up

yeah, and i could probably criticize you for how you live
and i could probably run from you if you got time to give
cause you took, i'm not your play
i find that you can't take a lover from his only one

when iím talking in my sleep, do i tell you lots of things,
tell you iím a king of kissin' up to play pretend
well i wanted you before
and i want you again

yeah, and i could probably criticize you for how you live
and i could probably run from you if you got time to give
cause you took, iím not your play
i find that you canít take a lover from his only one
you can't take a lover from his only one
can't take a lover from his only one

captain smithtab
my heart is sinking fast just like the titanic
my heart is pumping blood that's turning blue
well, i just want this cruise and i just can't imagine
i'm drowning and it's all because of you

just as cold as ice ripped into my bough
drifted off in moonlight while my ship was goin down
this cruise alone might be my last
and i can't even fathom
why you left me alone to drown

my heart is sinking fast just like the titanic
captain would you please go warn the crew
well, everything is built to last, but it don't last forever
i'm sorry but the end is coming soon

just as cold as ice ripped into my bough
drifted off in moonlight while my ship was goin down
this cruise alone might be my last
and i can't even fathom
why you left me alone to drown

(repeat chorus)

caroline
caroline, i never made you mine
i wasted time, miss your coal black eyes

i miss my caroline
caroline
caroline

anytime i am alone i find i go turnin' round for only caroline

for only caroline
caroline
>caroline

caroline
i never made you mine
i never made you mine
i never made you mine

i miss my caroline
caroline
caroline

clearly destroyed
i'm so tired of poisons
so tired of numbing your pain
so tired of wanting the things that i know
i just ? to me

i tried to make my life empty
so i just filled it with things
that could only remind me
of what this unhappiness means

oooh, i didn't know i was gonna wake up from all this
oooh, i couldn't tell i was just tearin' the things that i'd sewn
one day i'd wake up alone
and i'd have to go fix what i clearly destroyed
when i was such a mess

nobody tried to hurt you
they fucked you up all the same
you were too busy distorting the truth
because you couldn't change

i know you're tired of listening
that i don't know what i'm saying
and all the things that we wanted
will never come back here again

oooh, i didn't know i was gonna wake up from all this
oooh, i couldnít tell i was just tearin' the things that i'd sewn
one day i'd wake up alone
and i'd have to go fix what i clearly destroyed
when i was such a mess

gonna try, gonna try, try, try

comfortable only at night
she spoke from the back of her throat
the words never seem ? mine
your friend said you were better off dead
you were dead anyway from the start

they smoked in the back of your ?
? muscle and you try to lie
your friend said you were better off dead
you were better off takin' your time

all i wanted was to darken your days
and leave you at nights by my side

so stick her out, try sittin' inside
i'm tired and i'm feeling fine
i see you out of the corner of my eye
two drinks, it's matches and fire

you held out, maybe i could have helped
too busy just wastin' your time
so what am i supposed to realize
some girl with cheap dresses and lies

all i wanted was to darken your days
and leave you at nights by my side
all i needed was to darken your days
leave you at night, take you for granted
and love me sometimes
you're out in the sun,
i'm comfortable only at night

yeah, all i wanted was to darken your days
leave you at nights by my side
all i needed was to darken your days
leave you at night, take you for granted
maybe sometimes
you're out in the sun,
i'm comfortable only at night
at night
at night
at night
at night
at night
at night
at night
at night

come pick me up††† tab
when they call your name
will you walk right up
with a smile on your face
will you cower in fear
in your favorite sweater
with an old love letter

i wish you would
i wish you would
come pick me up
take me out
fuck me up
steal my records
screw all my friends
they're all full of shit
with a smile on your face
and then do it again
i wish you would

when you're walkin' downtown
do you wish i was there
do you wish it was me
with the windows clear
and the mannequin's eyes
do they all look like mine
you know you could

i wish you would
come pick me up
take me out
fuck me up
steal my records
screw all my friends
behind my back
with a smile on your face
and then do it again
i wish you would

i wish you'd make up my bed
so i could make up my mind
try it for sleeping instead
maybe you'll rest sometimes
i wish i could
i wish i could
i wish i could.

crazy about you
trust is a weird thing
make you crazy
make you jealous
make you wish you hadn't said a thing

and i guess i have been mean
but i'm only second guessing you
cause you won't even let me through

and i want to be happy
and i only want you
if you think that i'm crazy
i'm just crazy 'bout you
crazy 'bout you

and love is a wonderful thing
make you wanna
make you need to
make you wish you hadn't said a thing

baby i have been mean
but i'm only second guessing you
cause you won't even let me through

and i want to be happy
and i only want you
if you think that i'm crazy
i'm just crazy 'bout you
crazy 'bout you

baby i want you
honey i need you
i know you want to
i can feel you

and i want to be happy
and i only want you
if you think that i'm crazy
i'm just crazy 'bout you
crazy 'bout you

crazy lonesome
i been crazy lonesome since you left me
and you left me cause i was crazy, anyway
well i got me a job and i been makin' money
that only keeps me busy in the day

well, money can't buy your love back, anyway
your memory's too expensive, i can't pay
i been shopping every night for other women who won't fight
but i just can't buy your memory away

well i been treatin' everyone like i'm an asshole
and i been treatin' myself to beer and wine
well i been shopping every night for other women
but damn if it ain't what my money just can't buy

well, money can't buy your love back, anyway
your memory's too expensive, i can't pay
i go shopping every night for other women who won't fight
but i just can't buy your memory away
no, i just canít buy your memory away


damn, sam††††††† tab
as a man, i ain't never been much for sunny days
i'm as calm as a fruit stand in new york
and maybe as strange
when the colors go out of my eyes
it's usually the change.

but damn, sam, i love a woman that rains
clear as a bell, and sound as an old engineer
clear as a bell, and sound as an old engineer
with talented breezes that blow off your hat with a sneer.

as a man, i ain't never been much for talkin to.
i'm as open as a door in her house
that leads to her room
and when the color goes out of my eyes
she's usually too
but damn, sam, i love a woman that's blue.

as a man, i ain't never been much for sunny days
i'm as calm as a fruit stand in new york
and maybe as strange
but when the colors go out of my eyes
it's usually the change.
but damn, sam, i love a woman that rains.

dancing with the women at the bar†††† tab

(aka) the strip
when i see the moon, i hear the sound of the strip
just calling my name
just calling my name
when i see the moon, i hear the sound of the strip
just calling my name
yeah, it's calling my name

man, i love the feel
when i go out
dancing with the women at the bar
man i love the feel
when i go out
i always know my woman's close somewhere

my daddy saw the moon, heard the sound of the strip
yeah, it called out his name
yeah, it called out his name
my daddy saw the moon, and heard the sound of the strip
yeah, it called out his name
and it called his son's name too

man i love the feel
when i go out
dancing with the women at the bar
man i love the feel
when i go out
i always know my woman's close somewhere
close somewhere...

when you see the moon, hear the sound of the strip
yeah, call out my name
yeah, call out my name
and if you see the moon, or hear the sound of the strip
yeah, call out my name
and call my friends' names too

man, i love the feel
when i go out
dancing with the women at the bar
man i love the feel
when i go out
i always know my woman's close somewhere
close somewhere...

dead flowers
well when you're sitting there in your silk upholstered chair
talking to some rich folk that you know
well i hope you won't see me in my ragged company
cause you know i could never be alone

take me down little susie, take me down
i know you think you're the queen of the underground
and you can send me dead flowers every morning
send me dead flowers by the mail
send me dead flowers to my wedding and
i won't forget to put roses on your grave

well when you're sitting back
in your rose pink cadillac
making bets on kentucky derby day
ah, i'll be in my basement room with a needle and a spoon
and another girl to take my pain away

take me down little susie, take me down
i know you think you're the queen of the underground
and you can send me dead flowers every morning
send me dead flowers by the mail
send me dead flowers to my wedding
and i won't forget to put roses on your grave

take me down little susie, take me down
i know you think you're the queen of the underground
and you can send me dead flowers every morning
send me dead flowers by the u.s. mail
say it with dead flowers in my wedding
and i won't forget to put roses on your grave
no, i won't forget to put roses on your grave

*words and music by jagger/richards

desperate ain't lonely††† tab
i try not to drink.
cause if i sit and think i'll go crazy
desperate ain't lonely
you know i've been had.
pockets are empty
in the daytime, i'm lonesome
in the nighttime, i'm sad.

the letter i wrote
took words from my throat i was saving
it lay on a roadside
guess the mailman was drunk
the message was urgent
now it lays in a state where you don't live no more

so i try not to drink
cause if i sit and think i'll go crazy
cause desperate ain't lonely
you know i've been had
pockets are empty
in the daytime, i'm lonesome
in the nighttime, i'm sad.

don't ask for the water
i hate this old place
what it represents
and i hate who i was
who i ended up since
if you learn how to swim
just in case you drown
don't ask her for the water
cause she'll swallow you down
it's just 10 miles a piece
and the hardest of nights
and her bellfries got arch
but her rooftops alright
down here in the sewer
i'm smellin a rat
don't ask her for the whiskey
cause the water's all that

and what horses we rode
through what somber fields
with our lovers at war
and the dust on our heels
and the infidels screamed
it's all been a lie
don't ask her for the water
cause she'll teach to cry
don't ask her for the water
cause she'll teach to cry

and her weapon of choice
is a red pattern dress
and a sack full of stones
with her hands on her chest
and a book full of quotes
and a tight fastened lip
don't ask her for the water
cause you'll sink like a ship
don't ask her for the water
cause you'll sink like a ship.

don't be sad††† tab
seen a lot of things that we didn't wanna see
but i'm glad we did
i know a lot of times we fell out of line,
but we fell back in
i think we lost the keys to the kingdom,
before we'd seen them

don't be sad (2x)

took a lot time for us to find the words we mean
spent a lot time for our dime runnin nickle beat [?]
i think we lost the keys to the kingdom,
before we'd seen them
don't be sad (4x)

cos we dont hafta live this way forever
it's hard to compromise the things we have

don't be sad
don't be sad
talk to one to have faith
money can not erase
be sad

don't wanna know why††† tab
don't wanna know why you like me i don't care
don't wanna know why i walk by and you stare
don't wanna know why just to wanna know why
don't wanna know why just to wanna know why

when i... breath in, breath out. carry on, carry out.
try to... drive through your life
breath in, breath out. carry on, carry out.
try to... never say goodbye

don't wanna know how you're feeling i don't care
don't wanna know where you'll meet me i'm not there
don't wanna know why just to wanna know why (2x)

*i wish i knew how to
*tell you, how to
*tell me why.

drank like a river†††††† tab
well, he was kneely-eyed when he returned to the town he'd come from
he's brown bagging it tonight behind some tavern.
somebody wrecked his life, and i'll bet you it was his darlin'
somebody wrecked his life, and i'll bet you it was his darlin'

so he drank like a river when the wedding bells rang
watched from the steeple as the choir girls sang
died in a gutter on his feet and his hands...
the same hands that had once touched her face

well, he was kneely-eyed when he returned to the town he'd come from
he's hanging out drinking beer with his brother-in-law
he was a drinker at night, and in the morning he was unnerving
he was a drinker full time, the day that he lost his darlin'

so he drank like a river when the wedding bells rang
watched from the steeple as the choir girls sang
died in a gutter on his feet and his hands...
the same hands that had once touched her face

(repeat chorus twice)

dreams
now here you go again
you say you want your freedom
well who am i to keep you down
it's only right that you should
play the way you feel it
but listen carefully to the sound
of your loneliness
like a heartbeat... drives you mad
in the stillness of remembering what you had
and what you lost...
and what you had...
and what you lost

thunder only happens when it's raining
players only love you when they're playing
say... women... they will come and they will go
when the rain washes you clean... you'll know

now here i go again, i see the crystal visions
i keep my visions to myself
it's only me
who wants to wrap around your dreams and...
have you any dreams you'd like to sell?
dreams of loneliness...
like a heartbeat... drives you mad...
in the stillness of remembering what you had...
and what you lost...
and what you had...
and what you lost

thunder only happens when it's raining
players only love you when they're playing
say.. women... they will come and they will go
when the rain washes you clean... you'll know

**words and music by s. nicks

easy hearts††† tab
put the houses in a row
down the streets we used to know
and all the things out in the yard
that can hang there to and fro

if the money isn't right
can i be yours tonight?
i've an easy heart

from the windows of your house
reflects back on yourself
then it gets you wonderin'
if it means anything

if the money isn't right
can i be yours tonight?
i've had a pretty hard life
i've had a pretty hard life
for such an easy heart

you move away when you're young
they take away where you're from
and all the things out in the trees
that can hang there in the breeze

if the money isn't right
can i be yours tonight?
i've had a pretty hard life
i've had a pretty hard life
for such an easy heart
easy heart

empty baseball park
why should i hate you?
after all, it's been so long
since i've lived in town.
let it go for now.

have a drink at your favorite bar till dark.
stumble into empty baseball park.
strike one and strike two...
i guess we're both out.

stumble past the record store
end up at the movies.
try and think of something else.
nothing's comin' to me.

stumble past the record store
end up at the movies.
try and think of something else.
nothing's comin' to me.

you do this to me.
you do this and i oblige.
and i fight it.

why should i miss you?
after all, it's been so long
since i felt your kiss.
did it come to this?

stumble past the record store
end up at the movies.
try and think of something else.
nothing's comin' to me.

stumble past the record store
and end up at the movies.
try and think of something else.
nothing's comin' to me.

i let you do this to me.
i must be crazy.
i must be crazy.
i must be crazy.

i must be...
i must be.
i must be.

enemy fire
enemy fire
enemy blanks
enemy colored roses
red colored tanks

it's too late baby
baby, it's too late
learn how to change
and maybe i could stay

enemy fire
enemy planes
enemy roses and red colored chains

it's too late baby
baby, it's too late
learn how to change
and maybe i could stay
um... no

everything i do††††† tab
she's got diamonds in her eyes
that she likes to hide
seek and you'll find
the hide and seeking kind
she's got rings
wrapped around your precious things
and what the day brings
oh, it's no surprise

don't you ask me how i'm doing
when everything i do says i miss you
don't you ask me how i'm doing
when everything i do when everything i do
when everything i do says i miss you

she's got diamonds in her eyes
that she likes to hide
seek and you'll find
the hide and seeking kind
she's got rings
wrapped around your precious things
what the day brings
oh, it's no surprise

don't you ask me how i'm doing
when everything i do says i miss you
don't you ask me how i'm doing
when everything i do when everything i do
when everything i do says i miss you

she's got diamonds in her eyes
that she likes to hide
seek and you'll find
the hide and seeking kind
she's got rings
wrapped around your precious things
what the day brings
oh, it's no surprise

don't you ask me how i'm doing
when everything i do says i miss you
don't you ask me how i'm doing
when everything i do when everything i do
when everything i do...

excuse me while i break my own heart tonight††† tab
well excuse me if i break my own heart
it was mine from the finish, i guess,
it was mine from the start.

the situation just don't seem so goddamn smart
the situation is tearing me apart
so, you'll have to excuse me if i break my own heart

well excuse me if i break my own heart tonight
some things aren't born too strong, have to learn how to fight.

situation keeps me drinking every goddamn day and night.
the situation don't seem so right.

so excuse me if i break my own heart tonight
well, excuse me if break my own heart tonight.
after all, it was mine.
after all, it was mine.
after all it was mine.
can i have it back sometime?

so if the rain falls down on your mississippi town
let your eyes drift easy into mine
if the rains falls down on your mississippi town
let your eyes drift into mine

you're on the road but your diary entry reads blank
is this some sort of joke to you?
is this some sort of joke to you?

well, excuse me if i break my own heart tonight
well, excuse me if i break my own heart tonight
after all it was mine
after all it was mine
after all it was mine
can i have it back sometime?

madonna, sean and me (the crucifixion of sean penn)
we're gonna kill
the california girls
we're gonna fire the exploding load in the milkmaid maiden head
we're gonna find the meaning
of feeling good
and we're gonna stay there as long as we think we should

mystery train
three way plane
expressway
to your skull

mystery train
three way plane
expressway
to your skull

mystery train
three way plane
expressway
to your skull

factory girl
so, factory girl listened for the sound of her daddy's engine
till the workbell sounds and she leaves town
oh the summers here are hot
all she seems to do is work and sleep
wish that she were still with you

now you don't know where she is
lying in her mother's bed
or, who she's sleeping with...

all the kids would laugh at her
cause she seemed so sweet and pure
i took this shift because of her

though i've never said a word
i once smiled and looked at her
'til the shift boss said, "get back to work."

now you don't know where she is
or whose bed she's sleeping in
what man she's sleeping with.

firecracker
black birds slow and softly breaks a glass of wine
broken bluesy whisper sing to me tonight
well, everybody wants to go on forever
i just wanna burn up hard and bright
i just wanna be your firecracker
and maybe be your baby tonight
maybe be your baby tonight

lady, your kicks of silence cough into your room
kiss me slow and softly make me dream of you
well, everybody wants to go on forever
i just wanna burn up hard and bright
i just wanna be your firecracker
and maybe be your baby tonight
maybe be your baby tonight

so when does the plane go down
'cause i'm gonna ride it 'til it hits the ground
then go out with a fight
'cause i just wanna be your baby tonight

folklore
open window by the bed
used to sound of moaning trains
i had a blanket of my own
that i would share now and again

i had a police car
had a fire truck and thingst
i didn't like it much
first time they came after me

but it's all just folklore now
it's washed out in blood and memories
yeah it's all just folklore now
that's all i'll ever let it be.

my momma used to cry little girl
she'd cry and everybody'd leave
the kitchen led to the back porch
back porch led to fenced in trees.

i had a police car
had a fire truck and things
i had a flat tire on my bicycle
that i wished could grow some wings.

when it's all just folklore now
it's washed out in blood and memories
yeah it's all just folklore now
that's all i'll ever let it be

fool to you
held up on the interstate
sky pretty enough to paint
held out and i was too late
held out and i was too late

i shoulda laid it down
i shoulda been myself
but i'm such a fool
i'm such a fool
i'm such a fool to you

busy night on the town for a drink
doin' up on the bathroom sink
pretty lights, pretty wasted so
somewhere in new mexico

i shoulda laid it down
i shoulda been myself
but i'm such a fool
i'm such a fool
i'm such a fool to you

imagine the slowest dance
in the whole wide world
broke through the crowd
with your arm around a girl

dressed up with no place to go
see the people i don't want to
two drinks and we'll take some pills
wonder how it used to feel

i shoulda laid it down
i shoulda been myself
but i'm just a fool
i'm just a fool
i'm just a fool for you

funny how i'm losing you
hold this letter up to your chest
and to never feel a thing
and to never miss a beat
what with all the racket and the burning
held up to a candle to
like some secret kind of kiss
they like to switch the lights on
when it comes to things like this
so its back to the basement
like a basement turned into a couch
if there was never a rested pillow
something they never told me about

sometimes when they tell you it's your 2nd,
you know it still feels like your 12th
ain't it funny how i'm losing you
now that i'm trying to find myself
ain't it funny how i'm losing you
now that i'm trying to find myself

so hold this letter up to your chest
and i dare you to feel a thing
oh you never miss a beat
what with all the racket and the burning

held up to a candle to
like some secret kind of kiss
they like to switch the lights on
when it comes to things like this
so it's back to the basement
like a basement turned into a couch
if there was never a rested pillow
something they never told me about

sometimes when it's your 7th
it still feels like your 1st
ain't it funny how were acting out
now that were so unrehearsed
ain't it funny how were acting out
now that were so unrehearsed

sometimes when they tell you it's your 2nd
you know it still feels like your 12th
ain't it funny how i'm losing you
now that i'm trying to find myself
now that i'm trying to find myself
now that i'm trying to find myself

ghost without memories
i am a ghost without memories
i am a sun and i am the moon
i am the things that run through your fingers
just like the breeze it's leavin' too soon

and take a little off the shoulder
don't whisper to me, child

lonely is just a word that describes it
it's not the room that i sit inside
broken through glass and shattered through memory
i am the sun thatís settin' too fast

take a little off the shoulder
don't whisper
can't hide, can't hide

take a little off the shoulder
don't whisper, child

i'm just a ghost without memories
i am a tune that carries no name
i am the sun that sets in your doorstep
wants to be laying there in your bed

and take a little off the shoulder
don't whisper to me, child
and high, i'm high
and high
the sun that shines through the window
hide, just hide, high

i am a ghost without memories
i am your sun and i am the moon
i am the breeze that rolls through your fingers
i am whatís left and gone too soon

gimme sunshine
perfect little doll
baby face
broken eyes and vodka glaze
give me sunshine
give me hell
perfect baby help me out
sun shinin'† in her eyes
sweet shuffle of her feet
oh...

perfect little doll
baby face
broken eyes and vodka glaze
give me sunshine
give me hell
perfect baby help me out
sun shinin'† in her eyes
sweet shuffle of her feet
oh...


give me another chance
you feel sad cause i got mad
and i'm sorry, i'm sorry
things i said made things seem bad
but don't worry
cause it's gonna be alright now
be okay
you know i just don't think before i speak

i've been looking for to find
something to believe in my mind
and i thought it was you

all this time since you've been mine
i've been angry, so angry
made it known i could make it alone
but i'm changing
and i'm gonna be alright now
be okay
you know i just woke up and i see the way

don't give up on me so fast
i see it's me that's wrong at last
give me another chance

it's so hard just to stay alive each day
i really can't go on this way, oh no
oh no

hey...

don't give up on me so fast
i see it's the end, it's wrong at last
give me another chance.

{words and music by a. chilton}

goodnight, hollywood blvd
it's happening baby
they're putting up the chairs
taking the money
and all we can do is pray
pray for tomorrow

so close your eyes
so close your mouth
and do this all in time to the music
that screams like a child in the back of your mind
in a clown's saloon

so goodnight hollywood blvd, goodnight,
see ya soon
goodnight hollywood blvd, see you sometime
yeah, right

run away baby
back to your lonely house
you wanted the honey
but you were only just stinging yourself
it's hard to watch

so close your eyes
and i close your mouth
and i do this all in time to the music
that dance like fools set on fire
flailing their arms ina room full of whores

so goodnight hollywood blvd, goodnight,
see ya soon
goodnight hollywood blvd, see you sometime
yeah, right
yeah, right

gonna make you love me
riot on the streets, the touch beneath the sheets
it's only gonna make me love you more
the cops they got the guns, the night destroys the sun
it's only gonna make me love you more

this old world, well, it was mine to take
faith can keep you warm, but i'll teach you how to shake
and i'll come to you like a little girl
it's only gonna make me love you more

moonlight on the beach, sweet amphetamines
it's only gonna make you love me more
bottles and the cans, the idiots go dance
it's only gonna make me love you more

this old world, well, it was mine to take
faith can keep you warm, but i'll teach you how to shake
and i'll come to you like a little girl
it's only gonna make me love you more

they say love is hell,
but i've only been laughin' ever since i fell
it's only gonna make me love you more
the lord will have his way but i'm just a call away
it's only gonna make you love me more

this old world, well, it was mine to take
faith can keep you warm, but i'll teach you how to shake
and i'll come to you like a little girl
it's only gonna make me love you more

gonna win
maybe for a second i thought i knew you well
i wish that you would untangle
maybe just strangle yourself in the web
you've strapped me in

maybe for a minute i thought i bought your act
you were just runnin' the numbers†
my back to the game, you've been losin' so long
and i can't help but win

i donít know when, i don't know why
why should it matter when you're all alone
you're so helpless, i could care less
let's just forget this, cause i'm gonna win
gonna win
gonna win
gonna win

maybe for a couple a days, you'll still feel down
you need to learn how to handle yourself
so you can get away from the people
who're runnin' me in

maybe for a second i thought i knew you well
i wish that you would untangle
maybe just strangle yourself in the web
you've been runnin' me in

i don't know when, i don't know why
why should it matter when you're all alone
you're so helpless, i could care less
let's just forget this, cause i'm gonna win
gonna win
gonna win
gonna win

win, gonna win
gonna win
gonna win

hard luck story†† tab
well, i was thinking that i shoulda,
but i didn't ever leave you,
but baby, i'm leavin tonight
and there's a trucker drinking coffee in the station who can give me a ride.
well, i was thinking about a heading to mobile, alabama
and that was just last saturday night.
i can leave you if i wanna, little baby and i'm gonna tonight.

cause i got a bucket full of tears and a hard luck story
there's a bad moon rising behind
and i swore it to your daddy that i loved you, but i changed my mind.
well, i'm a fast talking, hell raising, son of a bitch
and i'm a sinner and i know how to fight
well, i can leave you if i wanna, little baby and i'm gonna tonight.

cause i got a bucket full of tears and a hard luck story
there's a bad moon rising behind
and i swore it to your daddy that i loved you, but i changed my mind.
well, i'm a fast talking, hell raising, son of a bitch
and i'm a sinner and i know how to fight
cause i can leave you if i wanna, little baby and i'm gonna tonight.

well i was sitting, i was drinking on a barstool
thinking how true love becomes a lie
and i never should have left you
but i had to, and i betcha there's a man there with you tonight.
and i swore it to your daddy that i missed you, but i didn't
if i came back it wouldn't be right.
cause i can leave you if i wanna, little baby and i'm gonna tonight.

harder now that it's over
they slapped em on you
where that bracelet used to be
you know the one i bought you in phoenix
where they sell old jewlery
i was trying to make you angry
but i didn't feed you to the cops
when i threw that drink in that guy's face
it was just to piss you off
'cause honey it's over

it's harder now that it's over
it's harder now that it's over
now that the cuffs are off
and you're free
you're free with a history

i heard your wrists got bruised
must've felt just like old times
i wish you would've grabbed the gun
and shot me 'cause i died
and i'm nothing now without you
yeah, i'm less than nothing now

i'm the one between the bars and lost forever now
'cause it's over now

it's harder now that it's over
it's harder now that it's over
now that the cuffs are off
and you're free
you're free with a history

free with a history
you're free
free with a history

i'm sorry

helpless
there is a town in north ontario,
with dream comfort memory to spare,
and in my mind i still need a place to go,
all my changes were there.

blue, blue windows behind the stars,
yellow moon on the rise,
big birds flying across the sky,
throwing shadows on our eyes.
leave us

helpless, helpless, helpless
baby can you hear me now?
the chains are locked and tied across the door,
baby, sing with me somehow.

blue, blue windows behind the stars,
yellow moon on the rise,
big birds flying across the sky,
throwing shadows on our eyes.
leave us

helpless, helpless, helpless.

**words and music by neil young

here's to the rest of the world
i know the world is a mess
i like the patterns on your dress
would you have a drink with me please
have a couple or three
i see you walk by
i don't speak but try
have a drink with me please
don't say anything
i look like a mess
the patterns of your dress...
they blind me

here's to the rest of the world
i guess that you deserve something
you work so hard at
trying to be just like everyone else
except people like me

well, the lights shining down onto the street
the city lingers as it overheats
i'm on idle right now
don't feel so proud
wait for the others to join the crowd

and they come
ones
threes
here's to the rest of the world
oh, i don't know
here's something that you deserve...
a drink or two
come on and sit down with me
and we'll pretend everything
we'll pretend everything
it's easy.

hey there missus lovely
well girl sometimes i feel just like a boy
put here on this earth for you to toy around with
i'm the plastic 3 inch armies you destroyed
i'm the monster underneath your bed.
you ain't afraid of yet

but you let me in
and i feel alright
yeah i feel alright

hey there missus lovely are you coming out to play?
i've been stranded on your doorstep every night and day
and i want you so bad
but when you cry i get scared
wanna dry your eyes with cinnamon and pears

you used to only want your two front teeth
yeah christmas time came and went
and you ended up with me
and we started playing twister with our tongues
we probably should have scrapped the game
and gave ourselves some hugs

and i toy with you
and you toy with me

won't you stop this please?

hey there missuss lovely are you coming out to play?
i've been stranded on your doorstep every night and day
and i want you so bad
and when you cry i get scared
i wanna dry your eyes with cinnamon pears

and pills
and pills

house for sale
there was a house that was for sale
and everything inside belonged to a woman who lived there
asked her how much it would cost
she said, "i don't know"
i could tell she was sad to see it go

sometimes i don't know where i was wrong
to the places where i lived
sometimes i don't know where i will be
i just usually move along

there was a band that was for sale
and everything they did was cool
until all them left the bar
traveled around in a van
just like X and Black Flag did
until all that had to end

sometimes i don't know where i went wrong
to the people where i once lived
sometimes i don't know where i belong
i just usually goof around

there was a heart that was for sale
and everything inside belonged to the girl that lived there
asked her how much it would cost
she said, "i don't care"
i could tell somebody must've left her inside there

she said, "sometimes i don't know where i belong
to the places where i lived
sometimes i don't know where i will be.
i just usually move along."

houses on the hill††† tab
well i found a bunch of letters
that were written for the fella who broke your momma's heart
and the envelope folds, smelled of her ancient perfume
i'll bet she didn't know
how to respond before the blankets of snow
caught him out wandering alone
with no place to go

there were stars in the sky
there were houses on the hill
and there bottles of pills that were easy to buy
to keep her warm from the oncoming storm

well i found them in the northwest corner of the attic in a box
labeled "tinsel and lights"
didn't know what i was i looking for
maybe just a blanket or artifacts
eisenhower sent him to war
he kept her picture in his pocket that was closest to his heart
and when he hit shore
must have been a target for the gunman

there were stars in the sky
there were bunkers on the hill and there were caskets to fill
where he will lie
shrouded in the red white and blue with the stripes

there were stars in the sky
there were houses on the hill
and there were bottles of pills that were easy to buy
to keep her warm from the oncoming storm

hurts sometimes
once upon a time, there was a little girl
whose only friend was a doll with broken eyes
but a doll donít speak when the arms get weak,
thereís a million more the same
but sometimes the money canít replace it, sometimes

used to be so perfect, with plastic little eyes
used to be sheíd understand, used to be
but now it hurts sometimes
hurts sometimes
hurts sometimes

once upon a time, there was a little boy
whose only friend was a doll with broken eyes
but a girl can take one boyfriend's shakes,
and his arms are too heavy to hold
the only kind of doll that the girl ever saw that she liked

used to be so perfect, with understanding eyes
used to be she'd understand, used to be
but now somewhere on the inside
somewhere on the inside
somewhere on the inside
somewhere on the inside
yeah, it hurts sometimes
hurts sometimes
hurts sometimes
hurts sometimes

i need medicine
i'm afraid of the blood in my veins
i'm afraid for the friends i've made
i'm afraid of what happens right before the end

i need medicine

i'm afraid of the secrets i keep
i'm afraid it isnít helping anything
i'm afraid of what happens right before the end

i need medicine

i'm afraid to fall in love with the pain
i'm afraid, baby, i never loved anything
i'm afraid of what'll happen if i don't ever find it again

i need medicine

i want it that way
you are
my fire
the one
desire
believe
when i say
i want it that way

but we
are two worlds apart
can't reach to your heart
when you say
that i want it that way

tell me why
ain't nothin' but a heartache
tell me why
ain't nothin' but a mistake
tell me why
i never wanna hear you say
i want it that way

am i
your fire
your one
desire
yes i know
it's too late
but i want it that way

tell me why
ain't nothin' but heartache
tell me why
ain't nothin' but a mistake
tell me why
i never wanna hear you say
i want it that way

now i can see that we've fallen apart
from the way that it used to be, yeah
no matter the distance
i want you to know that
deep down inside of me

you are
my fire
the one
desire
you are,
(you are,
you are,
you are)
don't wanna hear you say

ain't nothin' but a heartache
ain't nothin' but a mistake
i wanna hear you say
i never wanna hear you say
i want it that way

tell me why
ain't nothin' but a heartache
tell me why
ain't nothin' but a mistake
tell me why
i never wanna hear you say
i want it that way

tell me why
ain't nothin' but a heartache
ain't nothin' but a mistake
tell me why
i never wanna hear you say
i want it that way
'cause i want it that way

**max martin, andreas carlsson

if he can't have you†† tab
hang a picture up on your wall
tighten all the nails so it don't fall
in this picture, could have been a picture of my face
something painful, went and took its place

if he can't have you, guess that no one else will
watch him think a while, smoke a cigarette and smile as i frown
if he can't have you, guess that no one else will
watch him think a while, smoke a cigarette and smile as i frown

drink your coffee in the morning,
and at night, go and drink your beer
all along you don't feel so welcome here
and i walk by, and you steer clear
you always said, it'd come passionate here
don't like what you see, you don't like what you hear

if he can't have you, guess that no one else will
watch him think a while, smoke a cigarette and smile as i frown
if he can't have you, guess that no one else will
watch him think a while, smoke a cigarette and smile as i frown

i hope it rains at my funeral
can't send no fourteen year-old boy to no school
the only thing i learned in the years i worked on my daddy's farm
was, "son, you better get them crops in when it turns cool."

in the magazines, i saw the naked women
i heard about the drinkin' and the bars
if my daddy could've caught me, he'd a-killed me
he said, "you might run, boy, but you ain't gonna get far."

i hit town or you might say that it hit me
next mornin' there were things i knew more about

the woman who had taken me in said,
"country boy, you're all right."
the same way i turned her on, she turned me out
the first law i broke, right away they got me
i helped them build the country roads for awhile
they fed me two times a day and knocked me down about four
for thirty days i didn't even crack a smile

i met a nice girl and she said i was her baby
she let me go and would never tell me why
i learned what it means to be somebody's baby
they let you lie in your bed by yourself and cry

the miles were good but the mileage is turnin' my hair gray
i've met some people that knew me and call me friend
ain't no sense in wantin' my life to live over
i'd find different ways to make those mistakes again

so let me say this, i never tried to hurt anybody
though i guess there's a few that i still couldn't look in the eye
if i've got one wish, i hope it rains at my funeral
for once, i'd like to be the only one dry

{words and music by tom t. hall}

i'm alright today
i'm all locked away
someplace in your eyes
watching the sunrise my dear

i'm alright today
i can see the sun
stars and moon be coming

i think i'll dream, it's free
because i spend all my money makin' make-believe
it's kind of what i'm doing anyway
and i know your love has finally come to stay
today, today, today

i'm alright today
i can see the sun
i can see the rain

when you're feeling blue
i will be the moon
and i will be the rain

i think i'll dream, it's free
because i spend all my money makin' make-believe
it's kind of what i'm doing anyway
and i hope your love has finally come to stay
today, today

call me anytime
call me anytime
call me anytime
i'll be yours and you'll be mine
yes, i'll be yours and you'll be mine
i'll be yours and you'll be mine
today, today

i'm alright today
i can see the sun
i can feel the rain

i'm alright today
if you're feeling blue
and no one else will do

i think i'll dream, it's free
because i spend all my money makin' make-believe
it's kind of what i'm doing anyway
and i hope your love has finally come to stay
today, today

in my time of need†††† tab
will you comfort me in my time of need?
can you take away the pain and hurtful deeds?
because when we need it most, there's no rain at all
and dust settles right there on the feed.

will you say to me a little rain's gonna come?
when the sky can't offer none to me
cause i will come for you when my days are through
and i'll let your smile just off and carry me.

cause when the company comes down
we'll take the truck on into town
and buy whatever we can't seem to grow
work these hands til they bleed
cause i got mouths to feed
and i got fifteen dollars hid above the stove

will you say to me a little rain's gonna come?
when the sky can't offer none to me
cause i will come for you when my days are through
and i'll let your smile just off and carry me.

cause it ain't like it was on back in those days
when everyone would offer up their hand
these old bones are worn, i've grown tiresome
i know my time is surely gonna come.

will you comfort me in my time of need?
can you take away the pain and hurtful deeds?
cause i will come for you when my days are through
and i'll let your smile just off and carry me.

lord we married young and stayed where we came from
and gave those children everything we had
will you stay with me in my time of need?
though it seems we had such little time for us.

will you say to me a little rain's gonna come?
when the sky can't offer none to me
cause i will come for you when my days are through
and i'll let your smile just off and carry me.

inn town††† tab
parking lot. movie screen. i can't feel anything.
cigarette. beat up tv.†i can't feel anything.

now that i'm
i'm in town.
i feel fine.
fine for now

hang around with the people i used to be.
hang around on a corner waiting to go, have a seat

now that i'm
i'm in town.
i feel fine.
fine for now

fifty cents, or a dollar three.†i don't owe you anything.
spent a life on a heart that would rather not feel anything.
i can try.† i can see.†i can want it to be
i can laugh.†i can feel. i can't see anything without dreaming

now that i'm
i'm in town

hang around with the people that we used to be
we hang around on a corner waiting to go have a seat
and i can try. i can see. i can want it to be
i can laugh. i can feel.†i can't see anything that seems real
it's just like a dream.
i can feel.†i can laugh.†i can want it to still be real
it's a dream i've had. it's the last. now it seems.

now that i'm
i'm in town
i feel fine
fine for now

i still miss someone
at my door the leaves are falling
a cold wild wind has come
sweethearts still walk by together
and i still miss someone

i go out on a party
and look for a little fun
but i find a darkened corner
because i still miss someone

oh, no i never got over those blues eyes
i see them every where
i miss those arms that held me
when all the love was there

i wonder if she's sorry
for leavin' what we'd begun
there's someone for me somewhere
and i still miss someone

*words and music by john r. cash

it wasn't
it wasn't government issue
it wasn't black flag
it was a darkness in me that i had

it wasn't peacetime
it wasn't war
it was a flesh wound
it was an eyesore

oh the day i left my home
oh i guess i wanted more

i was the third kid
that came in second
i was a race car
played like a record

she weren't an angel
she had a bad time
she had a husband
that left her in spring time

oh the day he left his home
oh i guess he wanted more

it wasn't government issue
it wasn't black flag
it was a darkness in me that i had

it wasn't peacetime
it wasn't war
it was a flesh wound
it was an eyesore

jacksonville skyline††† tab
well the banks of the river run through my hometown
born on the dirt roads, and i scraped my knees
well they paved the roads eventually
with neon signs and car dealerships and diners

the soldiers fill the hotels on the weekends
i saw the pretty women as i walked through town

i moved away soon as i turned sixteen
figured i was old enough to go and work a job
well i floated down main street. pools of carlights
overcame me wishin' i was still back home

jacksonville's a city with a hopeless streetlight
seems like you're lucky if it ever changes red to green
i was born in an abundance of inherited sadness
with 50 cent picture frames bought at a five and dime

i ended up a soldier on the weekend
looking for a vacancy i wasn't able to find
somewhere the night sky hangs like a blanket
shoot it with my capgun just to make it
seem like stars

just like a whore
i don't know why girl you keep coming me round
i don't know when and i don't know how
ain't a dust of wind coming
ain't come knocking on my door
just to make me feel special
to feel like a whore

summertime came and heated you up
drinking your honey from an old paper cup
and a dress for your sundays
and a dog for your fix
my tongue on your teeth but your mouth can't fix

just a dust of wind coming
come knocking on my door
just to make you feel special
to feel
to feel
to feel
oh to feel like a whore

la cienega just smiled
"ah the night... here it comes again"
it's on with the jeans, the jacket and shirt
how'd i end up feeing so bad
for such a little girl

and i hold you close in the back of my mind
feels so good but damn it makes me hurt
and i'm too scared to know how i feel about you now
las cienega just smiled... "see ya around"
and i hold you close in the back of my mind
and raise my glass 'cause either way i'm dead
neither of you really help me to sleep anymore
one breaks my body and the other breaks my soul
la cienega just smiles as it waves goodbye

"ah the night... here it comes again"
it's off with the jeans, the jacket and the shirt
how'd i end up feeling so bad
for such a little girl
and i hold you close in the back of my mind
feels so good but damn it makes me hurt
and i'm too scared to know how i feel about you now
how i feel about you now
la cienega just smiles and says, "i'll see you around"

leave the lights off
leavin' on the subway for your home last night,
i was payin' for the ride with my money
standin' in the station, i was losin' my patience and my mind
all the liquor and the women and the time in-between
and the narcotic haze iíd been feelin'
shoulda never come between us, but i'm so glad you're back in my life

when i'm watchin' as the lights of the city fade
sittin' by the window on the seat of a train
saddened with the burden of a guessin' game
which one was yours?
just leave the lights off, and next time i'm turnin' em on

well, i was fumblin' for a quarter, was hopin' it wasn't over
i was probably runnin' out of my money
wasn't over then, and i guess that it ain't over now
well, i hit the city, i was dead on my feet
lyin' in your arms with my head on the street
tearin' up my wallet in the bars where we used to meet

so when the lights of the city fade
sittin' by the window on the seat of a train
saddened with the burden of a guessin' game
which one was yours?
just leave the lights off, and next time i'm turnin' em on

leaviní on the subway for your home last night,
i was payiní for the ride with my money
standiní in the station, i was losin' my patience and my mind
all the liquor and the women and the time in-between
and the drug haze that i'd been feelin'
shoulda never come between us, but i'm so glad i'm back in your life

when i'm watchin' as the lights of the city fade
sittiní by the window on the seat of a train
saddened with the burden of a guessin' game
which one was yours?
just leave the lights off, and next time iím turnin' em on
just leave the lights off til next time iím turnin' em on

lo-fi tennessee mountain angel {for kathy poindexter}
lo-fi tennessee mountain angel come back to me
met you in a bar when i was drinking
you stood next to me
you say you wanna play country
but you're in a punk rock band
you say you wanna play country
but you're in a punk rock bank

i didn't know you then
i didn't know you then
i didn't know you then
i didn't know you then

lo-fi tennessee mountain angel come back to me
met you in a bar when i was drinking
you stood next to me
you say you wanna play country
but you're in a punk rock band
you say you wanna play country
but you're in a punk rock band

i didn't know you then
i didn't know you then
i didn't know you then
i didn't know you then

lo-fi tennessee mountain angel come back to me
met you in a bar when i was drinking
you stood next to me
you say you wanna play country
but you're in a punk rock band
you say you wanna play country
but you're in a punk rock band

i didn't know you then
i didn't know you then
i didn't know you then
i didn't know you then

losering
losering
losering
patiently
losering
losering

i could tell
she could tell
everything
losering
patiently
losering
losering

losering
losering
patiently
losering
well i could tell
she could tell
everything
losering
patiently
losering
losering
losering
{take a second to stop
think about everything
see what you have been losing
losering}

see what you have been losing.