Angeline

I got two pieces of my heart that’s breakin’ 

And you, you been livin’ on this life you’ve taken 

We’re new, we’re shiny and we’re new 

So go get your gun and claim what you’ve won right now 

Go get your gun and claim what you’ve won right now

Go get your gun.... 

 

Got our minds made up, this city’s comin’ round 

Gonna make this pile of nothing into a shiny, pretty town 

There’s a hotel here for Peter, and a college there for Paul 

Gonna watch them buildings chase the sky,

gonna make ‘em big and tall.

 

With a fire in our bellies, and with passion in our souls 

Latest fashion on the corner, where the new can bury old 

We are headed out west, where the gold is rushin’ down 

Pushing bones into their graveyards, where they cannot make a sound.

 

But don’t you ask bout Princess Angeline 

She don’t know ‘bout what she’s talkin’, 

she don’t know bout what she’s seen. 

There’s a brand new city rising through the wilderness and the trees 

So don’t be talkin, don’t be speakin, don’t be thinkin....

‘bout Princess Angeline. 

 

We got no need now for moonlight, see the city lights our way 

Horses ain’t for riding bareback, now they’re hauling city sleighs 

Traded blankets and some fabric for this land that’s dressed in green 

Nothin’ left of all the natives, only stubborn Angeline.

Cannery Row

See I’m heavy on the nightshift, 

And I’m weary bout my dreams 

Been haulin’ these boxes way too long, 

And I’m cannin’ my dream 

Thinkin’ bout the way you talk, 

The way you breathe 

And I’m hearin’ this voice inside my head,  

That’s callin’ for me. 

 

See I’m makin’ my move now 

‘Cause she’s smiling at me. 

They said don’t be coy, she’s got a boy 

And he’s planned out her dreams. 

But I got this feelin’ things ain’t what they seem, 

And I’m hearin’ this voice inside my head 

That’s callin’ for me 

 

Don’t make a move now, a move now, a move. . .

Somethin' Proud

There's a fire, in my chest tonight

Must be something, that just ain't right

And all the words, that I've heard, they cut like a knife, from you

Where's the dream, that we shared

How the pieces have fallen, it just ain't fair

All alone, in my head I'm feelin blue

 

Let me go, to my father's house I know

That there's an angel there, who calls my name out loud

Let me feel, that the holy ghost is real

Cause there's an angel there, who calls my name out loud

So take this broken dream and leave, with somethin proud

 

There's a sadness, that's hangin round

It's a deafenin fear, that makes no sound

And all the words, that I've heard, they cut like a knive from, you

Watch me go, can you hear my prayer

All the regret and shame, as it fills the air

All alone, in my head I'm feelin blue

 

Hallelujah's Just a Word

Put on your best face

Just put it on the book of love

Say that you’re trustin

The plan that’s fallen from above

Put on a show now

A play for the ones who know you best

A marionette now

The strings are pullin from your chest

 

You’re singin Hallelujah

Hallelujah’s just a word to me

You’re cryin Hallelujah

I once was lost, I once was blind, I cannot see

 

Just pick up the pieces

The ones that are lyin on your floor

No nothing is broken

And everything’s fine, you’re holdin the line just like before

 

As big as the ocean

As big as the sea

Oh, oh

As big as the ocean 

As big as the ocean to me

 

Hope and a Prayer

Life is good in Arizona 

The sun shows its face every day

Folks have no plans and they’re stickin to it

Lord knows the price they have to pay

They’re travelin west from Carolina,

Wisconsin, Canada, and Iowa

But they all know they’re on the downslope

Their sunny skies will slip away

So leave your bible on the table

And put some gospel in the air

Like hope and a prayer

Sweet woman’s lookin for her lover

Been seven months since he resigned

Got nothin but Lakota the Husky

She holds him close to ease her mind

Can you heal me,

Can you heal me Lord


No Good

In the land of the free 

And the home of the brave 

I done sold my soul 

Made myself a slave 

 

He said "You look you so pretty" 

Said "You look so fine" 

Said he'd give you some money 

Said He'd give you wine 

 

But he ain't no GOOD, Good, Lord 

No he ain't no GOOD, Good, Lord 

 

Now you lie in the stable 

And you feast with the swine 

And you ain't his baby 

And this ain't your time 

 

Cause he ain't no GOOD, Good, Lord 

No he ain't no GOOD, Good, Lord 

Ain't So Quiet

How'd he find me all by myself 
How'd he find me all by myself  


Well I traded his freedom
For these shackles of mine

I tossed out the humble
for a pile of my pride  

That's how he found me all by myself 


Gonna trade in this silver for gold 
Gonna trade in this silver for gold 
   

I been saving these pennies
for a piece of the pie  


Can't find nothing of value
ain't too pricey to buy 
Gonna trade in this silver for gold 


Ain't so quiet inside my head
 

It’s so heavy a burden
such a burden to bear 

Gonna take all these thoughts
and hope they settle somewhere 
Ain't so quiet inside my head.

Dyin' in Grey

Come on and sell me a house of gold 

With blood on my hands and a heart of stone 

Oh it's better to have than it is to hold 

Come on and sell me a house of gold

 

Let's go out walkin in the darken night 

Oh I once was blind but now have sight

No there ain't no wrong and there ain't no right 

 

Oh let's go out walkin in the darken night

She flies like a bird but stings like a bee 

I'm a huntin for her but it's killin me 

There ain't nothin wrong with chasin what's right

Afraid of dyin in grey when it's black and white

 

Oh it feels like flying before the fall

How the hell is kneelin gonna make me tall 

Oh I look so big but I feel so small 

Oh it feels like flyin before the fall

Come on and sell me a house of gold

 

My Mama's Love

This ain’t my momma’s love song

Where she’s cryin in the dark

This ain’t my daddy’s voice now

Don’t you hear me singin a new song now

 

These ain’t my momma’s tears

That are fallin on the ground

Those ain’t my daddy’s words now

Don’t you hear me cryin a new song now

 

So take my momma’s name and keep it

And take my daddy’s fame reveal

Just take away my pain conceal it

Cause the rain just keeps on fallin

Down over me

 

These ain’t my brother’s dreams

Layin shattered on the ground

This ain’t my daddy’s voice now

Don’t you hear me singin a new song now

 

Those ain’t my brother’s friends 

Leavin him drunken in the dark

Those ain’t my daddy’s words now

Don’t you hear me cryin a new song now

 

I’d like to sing a simple song about driving in the dark

But the burden of your words… is weighin heavy, so heavy on my heart

 

This ain’t my sister’s lover

Leavin her lonely and afraid

This ain’t my daddy’s voice now

Don’t you hear me singin a new song now

 

This ain’t my sister’s life

In the mirror lookin back

This ain’t my daddy’s voice now 

Don’t you hear me singin a new song now

 

This Town

You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone

You’re gonna wish you’d held me close and not moved on

You’re gonna find yourself alone

You’re gonna see this ain’t the place that you call home

You’re gonna find another me

You’re gonna fill this empty space that you can’t see

You’re gonna find out it’s too late

Tradin in gold for lumps of coal you can’t create

Cause in this town we know what is real

Yes in this town we’re sure of what we feel

Ain’t no secrets ain’t no shame

In this town, where we all know your name

You’re gonna think you’re better now

You’re gonna wonder how you got along somehow

You’re gonna think you just can’t live

With buildings of old and memories that hold the love you give

 

 

The Dreamer

If I was farmer, I’d plant me a garden 

With wheat spun in fields of gold 

With blankets of emerald green fistfuls of lettuce 

And daggers of orange colored carrots in rows 

 

If I was a pilot, I’d buy me an airplane  

And fly to the nations of old 

With wings for my father’s homeland in Dakota 

And mama’s sky blue Grecian waters foretold 

 

There’s a hole in the sky where the dreamers can fly 

To the places they’re longing to go 

If you’re dreaming out loud, with your head in a cloud 

Find that dirt path to Graceland, and follow the road 

 

If I was a mother, I’d love me a daughter 

To have and most surely to hold 

I’d tell her the world’s made of shadows and angels

And mirrors reflections reject what they’re told 

 

If I was a writer, I’d write me a love song 

With ashes of burning souls 

With mountains of longing, and valleys of sorrows 

And ten thousand birds that would carry love home 

Funny Man

Funny man walks with a limp 

With his hand on his hip 

Tellin’ you a joke about growin’ up broke, 

Are you laughing now?

 

He walks in the room, 

With his hand on a broom 

Sweepin’ up the dirt from a life of hurt.

Are you laughing now? 

Are you laughing now?

 

The funny man strolls into town, 

With his world burnin’ down 

Tellin’ you a joke about the clouds of smoke 

Are you laughing now?

 

He lends you a hand,

from the small plot of land

Surrounded by the sea, thinks he’s sailing free. 

Are you laughing now?

 

The funny man smiles with a grin,

With his world caving in 

He’s howling at the moon and at the stars in June 

Are you laughing now?

 

He’s got nothing inside, 

Nothing left of his pride 

He’s given it away,  he ain’t here to stay 

Are you laughing now? 

Sins of the Father

Come out of those trees you've been hidin' in all your life. 

Been moving too fast so slowly, it ain't never been right. 

Oh how deep the sins of the father left a scar upon my soul, 

And I'm prayin’ that I'll be made whole.

So with everything inside me, I’m tryin’ to find my way. 

You're the best and the worst before me, my friend, 

And I'm dying for the crazy notion that I could right your every wrong 

And I'm praying, that this moment... 

will make me whole again.

Your words are a blazing fire been burnin’ the path you've laid.

With your flag flyin’ high as you're leading the big crusade. 

But I'm no longer riding behind you; you no longer have control 

And I'm praying that I'll be made whole.

 

There's no peace in the land I come from, there's no place I can call my home.

So I wander this barren land alone.

But no matter how hard I try it, all those years have taken their toll.  

And I'm prayin’ that I'll be made whole. 

In Color

We pick ourselves up, no we can't look down. 

There's nobody livin’,  in this one-horse town  

And you ain't gonna break me, when I fall. 

‘Cause even when I'm wounded I'm still gonna crawl. 

 

Cause I see in color and you see in black and white. I see in color and you see in black and white.

What your daddy done wrong, I could have made right. 

But you chose the darkness, 'stead of light. 

Cause I see in color and you see in black and white now.

 

You gave me just a moment of your time,  

It's too big of a mountain for you to climb. 

You cried me a river of your love, and now you're sinkin’ in, 

And I'll rise above.

 

And all the promises that you made  

And you and I begin to fade out now.

 

Broken

Take this heart, I don't need it now 

Take your foolish and leave 

Take my pride if you find some inside 

Take what's left on this tree

 

Like the light of a blazing fire 

You're the darkness in me 

I got lost the way that I was found

Could you please let me be

 

I am broken, 

I am broken now

By what you've spoken to me 

 

It's what you've stolen, what you stole somehow 

Shut this door now, and toss the key

 

Lost my way so many years ago 

Lost my drive to be free 

Lost my mind and my faith in mankind

Lost the ground underneath my feet