RIDE THROUGH THE NIGHT

Space expanding

Space expanding

Ride through the night until the day

Ride through the night now you’re on your way

Ride through the night the hour’s getting late

Until you find your way back home

Keep running but you know you can’t run away

Can’t fight it but you’ll live to fight another day

Keep going but you never want to go astray

Because now you’re on your own

Ride through the night until the day

Ride through the night now you’re on your way

Ride through the night the hour’s getting late

Until you find your way back home

Space expanding

Space expanding

Space expanding

Space expanding

Ride through the night until the day

Ride through the night now you’re on your way

Ride through the night the hour’s getting late

Until you find your way back home

 



Win Some, Lose Some

I’m sticking to my story

Back when I was young my dad he told me something

He said “listen up and I’ll tell you what,

It’s not that hard to be happy when the day is done,

I’m only gonna say it once:

You win some you lose some, it’s just the way it goes, son”

I wanted to discover what kind of man I was

But I met some crazy mama with a smoking gun

And I got stung

But I still love New York City in the morning sun

And I love the sky above

You win some you lose some, it’s just the way it goes, son

You win some you lose some, it’s just the way it goes, son

Wait a minute, wait a minute now, I’m in it to win it

Wait a minute now, better get in it

You win some, you win some, you lose some

You win some, you win some, you lose some too

You win some, you win some, you lose some

You win some, you win some, you lose some too

 



Imaginary Lines

Went searching for myself to find the curious fruit upon the vine,

Walked in the woods the stars were bright and near

I chanced upon her with no sound she led me deeper through strange ground,

Poured a glass, I drank it down and all was clear

Just imagine my surprise, this was no dream I realized

I felt the air was rising underneath

I turned and asked how can this be, she said that here’s no gravity,

Relax and soon you will be floating free

The rules don’t apply, here the rules don’t apply

You can do what you want the rules don’t apply

When I awoke I was through a door, the only thing I knew for sure

Was I was different than before i stayed

The edge was blurred on reality, the forms had merged, tension released

Only out of chaos can order be made

Just imagine my surprise, innocence is in the eyes

When a soul with a soul entwines

We hear the consequence of rhyme distort the melting clocks of time

as we cross imaginary lines

The rules don’t apply, here the rules don’t apply

We can do what we want the rules don’t apply

And if the rules don’t apply then the rules don’t apply

You can do what you want here on the other side

Then all i knew became reversed spring to winter seasons turned

Rivers ran up mountainsides and rain returned to the sky

And all the while my senses burned, it was just a glimpse into the world

Unknowable to ever learn just like the heart of the girl

The rules don’t apply, she can do what she wants

The rules don’t apply

No, the rules don’t apply, the rules don’t apply

We can do what we want

 


Barometric Pressure (Here comes The Rain)

It’s building up

Tension’s higher than it was before

We’re holding on

Under all the pressure mount some more

It’s breaking up

You can see a crack in the support

The air has changed here comes the rain

It’s happening

When the shadows over us increase

Let it begin

And there is no end without release

The air has changed here comes the rain, the rain

We’re holding on

‘Till the storm has come and passed and gone

I’m not as strong

I need you standing there and latching on

The air has changed here comes the rain, the rain

the rain

 



IDYLLWILD FLOWER

In my dreams, in the night I will see you by and by

And in the flash of the morning light, I’ve got my heart’s delight

Oh you would see if you open your mind something rare to find

My Idyllwild flower, Idllywild flower, My Idyllwild flower, Idyllwild flower sing my song

Beat by the rain, kissed by the sun, in the whole world there’s just one

‘Cause I’ve looked far, I’ve looked wide, high upon the mountainside

And underneath the open sky is the only place I find

My Idyllwild flower, Idllywild flower, my Idyllwild flower, Idyllwild flower sing my song

You’ve got to hold on for me right now

My feet can’t seem to find the ground

Little Darlin,’ darlin’ please take me with you when you leave

It feels like we could open the floodgates and set the river free

My Idyllwild flower, Idllywild flower, My Idyllwild flower, Idyllwild flower sing my song

 



On the Grind

The good Lord willing I’ll see you when I do

There’s just a few things that I hold to be true

I’m a man of conviction but I need something I can understand

So I keep it simple, I’m a peaceful loving man

I’m on the grind holding steady

I’m steady on all night long

I’m on the grind holding steady I’m steady on all night long

History is by the winners

That’s something that all “great men” knew

There’s no sleep for the sinners

So tell me has your heart been true

I’m like rolling thunder coming out of the clear blue sky

So if you want to know what time it is you can set your watch to mine

I’m on the grind holding steady

I’m steady on all night long

I’m on the grind holding steady I’m steady on all night long

Well is it tragedy or comedy

Well I’m gonna let you decide

I got to keep on keep on keep on whether I be wrong or right

I’m on the grind holding steady

I’m steady on all night long

I’m on the grind holding steady

I’m steady on all night long

 



My Heart (Time Lapse)

I’m a windowpane in the spring rain

You’re a radio with nowhere to go

And when the stars at night reach us with distant light

Born from another life I know

My heart my heart my heart my heart my heart

My heart my heart my heart my heart my heart’s

Steady like a strum, wondering what’s to come

I’m an old guitar waiting in the dark

You can pick me up or keep me for good luck

And you’re the melody that will come back to me

Freed from my memory that was

My heart my heart my heart my heart my heart

My heart my heart my heart my heart my heart’s

Locked in like a drum, counting time from one

Constant as the sun, ready here it comes

I’m the city skyline as the clouds go by

You’re the days that pass in time lapse

The cars keep coming in waves, speed up until they make

An electric bouquet, so fast

My heart my heart my heart my heart my heart

My heart my heart my heart my heart my heart’s

Steady like a strum, wondering what’s to come

My heart my heart my heart my heart my heart

My heart my heart my heart my heart my heart’s

Feels like new again more than it’s ever been

I don’t want it to end

 



Feel Like Moving

Feel like moving yes I do I feel like moving feel and it’s true

It would be better if I knew you feel like moving too

Today has been such a long sad day and my mind is a million miles away

We’re passing towns and waiting for night in the midnight hour under the hot city lights

From the east coast I was bound on the southside of some New England town, across the Rockies mama look around for me

Stopped to grease these broken wheels so far from home you can’t know how it feels

When we hit trouble find out who’s our friend need some help who’s got some to lend

Feel like moving and it’s true if you’ll be starting something new

Just remember you can’t lose what you never had

Once in a while thinking it’s all right, then sometimes think I might lose my mind

If it’s wild you’ve got a heart like mine and our kind don’t stay still too long

So let’s get down I’ll hold on tight, we’ll keep on going till the broad daylight

It’s like the best thing I ever saw when I find my sweet cherry ball

Feel like moving this is the one I’ve been waiting this will be fun

Now we’re coming and I wonder if you feel like moving too

Some got queens and some got kings, I’ve got aces and that’s the best thing

Open my eyes at the crack of noon now I’m going away but I’ll be back soon

My girl Elsie where did she go she loved me fast and left me just as slow

She’s the sweetest girl I know oh won’t you come back to me

We come coasting into town on fumes, my coat is torn I’ve got the hard road blues

It not easy always saying goodbye sometimes I want to sit down and cry

Once in a while thinking it’s all right, then sometimes think I might lose my mind

If it’s wild you’ve got a heart like mine and our kind don’t stay still too long

I feel like moving it takes it’s toll but there’s no stopping when you’re on a roll sometimes I’ve got to shake my soul until I feel like moving on, on

 



Ballad of Wiley Jones

Wiley Jones was a friend of mine

Passed this way from time to time

He said, “I love my life and I don’t want to die

But I’d lay it on the line for any friend of mine”

You can open any door if you’ve got the key

He said, “a friend in need is a friend indeed,

Better look before you leap, the best things in life are free

If you do you’re gonna see you’ve got everything you need”

Wiley never had too much to give

But he’ll give you all he’s got that’s just how he lives

He said, “I’m going with the flow ’cause like the caged bird I know

You take what you love the most and let it go”

He sang all day and he played all night

But lightning never strikes in the same place twice

Better late than never when the road goes on forever

It’s any port in stormy weather

Wiley Jones was a friend of mine

Passed this way from time to time

He said, “I love my life and I don’t want to die

But I’d lay it on the line for any friend mine,

Any friend of mine.”

He was a friend of mine,

Was a good friend of mine

 



Nothing New Under the Sun

After talking to you i could see we’re on the level

We stood in a daze but knew what time it was

The same could be said for when my hair was dishevelled

And I woke up in the bed and I didn’t know what time it was

Well that’s the way it will be and the way it’s always been

It’s the story of love and when it’s done it’s done

You see it happened before and it will happen again

You can call it deja vu but there’s nothing new under the sun

Well they burned to the ground all the cities in sight

And mobilized entire nations

They launched a thousand ships with a sacrifice

Watched the fall and decline of a civilization

Yes history repeats and i don’t know when

But one day there’s a flood that’s gonna come

if it happened before it will happen again

Only feels like deja vu ‘cause there’s nothing new under the sun

Under the sun, the sun

There’s nothing new under the sun, under the sun

There’s nothing new under the sun, under the sun

Under the sun

 



Mama’s Got a Lot of Love

Shake me rattle me roll me rock me

Hold me in your arms and don’t ever stop

I don’t know but why not show me, ain’t that a lot of love,

Ain’t that a lot of love

I’ve been waiting, over-staying, stuck in the middle, hesitating

Now something new is coming through you like angels singing hallelujah

Shake me rattle me roll me rock me

Hold me in your arms and don’t ever stop

I don’t know but why not show me, ain’t that a lot of love,

Ain’t that a lot of love

You can’t go wrong with what’s a little stronger, it’s gonna be just a bit longer

I see what’s coming, I’ve been strumming all night long then I come running

Shake me rattle me roll me rock me

Hold me in your arms and don’t ever stop

I’ve got nothing now you give me something ain’t that a lot of love,

Mama’s got a lot of love

Now my clothes are torn but baby you’re warm and your love feels just like a storm

And now it’s snowing, wind is blowing past the dawn and it’s still going

Shake me rattle me roll me rock me

Hold me in your arms and don’t ever stop

I don’t know but why not show me, ain’t that a lot of love,

Ain’t that a lot of love

No it won’t wane it hits me like an airplane speeding off down the runway

I understand you’ll take my hand and show me the lights when I come in for a landing

Shake me rattle me roll me rock me

Hold me in your arms and don’t ever stop

I’ve got nothing now you give me something ain’t that a lot of love,

Mama’s got a lot of love

Mama’s got a lot of love

 



Falling Backwards Through Time

Falling backwards through time

Lost yourself in these faces going by

Falling backwards through time

‘Till I’m just a spark in an eye

Go on get up pick yourself off the ground you got to look around

Gather up what it is you found you can never tell which way you’re bound

The night has come, now we got a way to go play it on the radio

Cross the country take it slow you want to stop and see the sights cause you never know

Falling backwards through time

Lost yourself in these faces going by

Falling backwards through time

‘Till there’s nothing but an empty sunrise

I see you there we’re packing up the car this time we’re going far

The back of my memory is where you are just following your lucky star

Along the way I wonder where it started from and what is to come

A sailing boat in the setting sun soon will be gone when the day is done

Falling backwards through time

Lost yourself in these faces going by

Falling backwards through time

‘Till there’s nothing but an empty sunrise

Rewind everybody, rewind

Rewind, everybody rewind

Rewind, everybody rewind

Rewind, everybody rewind

 



Forsythia Fills The Wilderness

Well I made a lot of friends I always did
But I never looked pretty when I was a kid
Somewhere on the way I lost myself
I woke up one morning and I was someone else
Now looking in the mirror I can recognize
The same face that my mother gave me in these eyes
When I feel like I’m never gonna make it home
And I’m out here all alone

Forsythia fills the wilderness
With her I am blessed
When she imitates the sun it’s flattery
‘Cause she knows Spring’s coming and she’s eager to please
She’s the light at the end of the tunnel and the first heartbeat
Wild like a child she’s nature’s baby
A full moon and a hope chest
Forsythia fills the wilderness

Oh, winter let go, won’t you now?
You put a deep freeze on the south
Now I don’t know what I’m gonna do
But every time she comes around I’m gonna think of you

Forsythia fills the wilderness
With her I am blessed
When she imitates the sun it’s flattery
‘Cause she knows Spring’s coming and she’s eager to please
She’s the light at the end of the tunnel and the first heartbeat
Wild like a child she’s nature’s baby
A full moon and a hope chest
Forsythia fills the wilderness
Forsythia fills the wilderness


When The Night Comes Calling You

Its last man standing and winner take all and I know there’s trouble brewing inside you that I can’t understand So let’s try and hold on to what it is that we love if we can When the night comes calling you you’ll be on your way when the night comes calling you little bird fly away, fly away

 


WILD RIDE
Don’t want to be a martyr unless you want
don’t want to get too crazy unless you want
you take the turns baby a little too fast
i never learned baby to never look back

Don’t want to be another casualty of fun
i wasn’t worried about it until I was
the fact that I’m still standing is a good sign
I don’t know what to say except that was a wild ride

You see the world around you is a rainbow
to me it was black and white until you showed
’cause I’ve been spinning baby got a dizzy head
why are we stopping baby? let’s go again

Don’t want to be another casualty of fun
i wasn’t worried about it until I was
the fact that I’m still standing is a good sign
I don’t know what to say except that was a wild ride

I’m not complaining baby I understand
I’m flying high but I’ve got to land
I can’t remember when I had two feet on the ground
You will discover what goes up must come down

Don’t want to be another casualty of fun
i wasn’t worried about it until I was
the fact that I’m still standing is a good sign
I don’t know what to say except that was a wild ride

 


WRONGED MAN
I’m a wronged Man, a wronged man, say what you will
I’m a Wronged Man, a wronged man, I’m fit to kill

every woman that I’ve ever loved was half insane
i never thought there could be so much grief or so much pain
I’m becoming unpredictable so it would seem
I’m dangerous if you corner me

I’m a wronged Man, a wronged man, say what you will
I’m a Wronged Man, a wronged man, I’m fit to kill

I’m desperate, only time will tell
if it takes me to the ends of the earth or the gates of hell
they stole everything i ever loved, that i ever had
is it any wonder now that i turned bad

I’m a wronged Man, a wronged man, say what you will
I’m a Wronged Man, a wronged man, I’m fit to kill


A Path Paved With Roses

A boy can dream, but what a pitiful sight to see,
lonely as he can be and he knows it
she’s out of reach, but what a sad and lovely sight to see
when she’s walking away on a path that’s paved with roses

She said “I don’t mind if I get lost until tomorrow,
maybe somewhere far away where petals fall like snow
and the water follows down a path paved with roses“

She silhouettes the horizon and waits right there for the night
his heart was forever rising like a searchlight in the sky
she was born into luxury on the opposite side of town
he sees through the trees in the moonlight only what she shows him
then she said “alright, come on, I’ll really show you something, it’s down on 5th Avenue”
and she led him away on a path paved with roses

She said “I don’t mind if we get lost until tomorrow,
maybe somewhere far away where petals fall like snow
and the water follows down a path paved with roses“

 


BIG SUR
We’re almost to somewhere
Back behind us is anywhere
And I just want to get there with you
It’s been a long time coming we were all night running
And I can’t wait to get there soon

Don’t look back or the future’s the past
If you were counting on nothing then nothing will last
Sometimes the scene’s changing
Sometimes you’re going nowhere fast

When it’s tomorrow
We’ll remember yesterday
Now it seems the whole world’s flying by
But you and I are travelers
The sun is setting we don’t need words
As we ride up to Big Sur before night

It all goes down when we get to town
You were looking for something and I lost what I found
Sometimes the moon’s rising
Sometimes you don’t mind hanging around

We’re almost to somewhere
Back behind us is anywhere
And I just want to get there it’s true
We were half a mile from nowhere
Up ahead us is everywhere
And I can’t wait to get there soon


It Ain’t Over ‘Til The Credits Roll
The opening scene’s a shot of me on the screen coming into this life And nobody knows how the story will go but there’ll surely be love and strife
Cut to the present day and I’ve lost my way, wondering how I ended up here
Piling up regrets but still making bets that it’s gonna be my year

Going the wrong way down a one-way street I know deep down in my soul I’ll be searching for that girl ’til the end of the world it ain’t over ’til the credits roll
it ain’t over, it ain’t over ’til the credits roll

Close up on my face when I remember the place that I first saw you I’ll be walking these empty streets until the lonely night is through seems like there’s no hope I’m up against the ropes but just when you count me out
cue the music to start and the hero’s heart was suddenly never in doubt

Going the wrong way down a one way street I know deep down in my soul I’ll be searching for that girl ’til the end of the world it ain’t over ’til the credits roll
it ain’t over, it ain’t over ’til the credits roll

I might just yet walk off into the sunset or maybe slowly fade to black
whatever it will be the end is bittersweet because there ain’t no turning back
life is a race like a fast car chase with buildings blowing up everywhere
and all you can do is try and make it through and when the smoke clears be standing there

Going the wrong way down a one-way street I know deep down in my soul I’ll be searching for that girl ’till the end of the world it ain’t over ’til the credits roll
it ain’t over, it ain’t over ’til the credits roll

 


Choppy Water
still dreaming, still in love with this town
even when those dreams all come crashing down
in a million pieces like raindrops on the ground
now they’re falling, falling all around

beware of fake fakers, big breakers,
time takers, backstabbers and all oh oh
I got to be better, stay stronger, keep steady,
be a navigator oh oh through choppy water
choppy water

I’m waking up to blue skies coming out
opening my new eyes shaking off my doubt
reborn from the water one foot then the other
makes me want to, makes me want to shout

beware of fake fakers, big breakers,
time takers, backstabbers and all oh oh
I got to be better, stay stronger, keep steady
be a navigator oh oh through choppy water
choppy water
through choppy water

 


Song For Every Sunset
When winter’s whipping in pale as the dawn

and the sun’s hiding underground until night has gone

and the land looks like God forgot where we would be

will you be as you were in my memory?

let there be a song for every sunset, a moon for every morning

a rhyme for every river on the road going homeward

let there be an ode to every ocean, a tune for every traveler,

a sign for every seeker when the journey is over

and with the snows came the essence of light

and left us a canvas as blank as it’s white

there Solomon and Celia once passed nearby

and with them I painted colors we found in the sky

let there be a song for every sunset, a moon for every morning

a rhyme for every river on the road going homeward

let there be an ode to every ocean, a tune for every traveler,

a sign for every seeker when the journey is over

maybe there’s nothing not meant to be

maybe we’re made of just what we can see

and maybe the time will come when the hearth fire burns

and you will come back to me when that day returns

let there be a song for every sunset, a moon for every morning

a rhyme for every river on the road going homeward

let there be an ode to every ocean, a tune for every traveler,

a sign for every seeker when the journey is over

 


The Day The World Was Born
Jamie moved out to Georgia with the past in the rearview mirror
an old guitar in the back seat and the sky above was clear
The windows all were rolled down and the sunlight felt so warm
there was nothing to know but he was ready to go the day the world was born

Katie was living in L.A. she said I want to get out of here,
made a promise to herself she’d be gone this time next year

As the plane was taking off for Atlanta in the distance was a thunderstorm
She put her headphones on, turned up her favorite song the day the world was born

the day the world was born (was Born)

the day the world was born

Jamie ran into some trouble, no, things didn’t go as planned

he found out the hard way what it means to understand

he was playing guitar downtown in the city with his heart feeling torn

Katie walked in, her eyes met his the day the world was born

Well they bought a big bus and drove it all across the country wide

Making music night by night from one to the other side

they pulled off by the ocean when the tires were all but worn

and looking around it was home they found the day the world was born

the day the world was born (was Born)

the day the world was born

the day the world was born (was Born)

the day the world was born

 


The Vengeful Servant
In the House of Ashenah lived a vengeful servant

where there once was gratitude only hate remained

though his purpose he concealed wherever he went

in his heart a darkness grew that could not be contained

The day had come to reclaim all he felt was owed him

the master’s daughter would be wed and all their wealth displayed

remembering the bitter taste of indignity they showed him

he swore that he’d collect the debt and this night would be repaid

some are born to sweet delight, some to bear their brother’s burden

sometimes the only justice is the kind which you must take

though the end is still unknown of this you can be certain

fate is blind and fortune’s bold, the choice is yours to make

 


What It Is About Her

I shake my head and laugh out loud
just keep telling myself don’t be stupid now
But my mind keeps coming back to her it’s clear
and each time the world around me disappears

And I know I don’t know what it is about her 
But I know I want to know everything
And I know I don’t know what it is about her 
But then nothing in my head has been making any sense since I let her in
since I let her in

I try and stay calm about it
but I’m acting kind of strange, no doubt about it
like seeing myself from a distance
or some out of body experience

And I know I don’t know what it is about her 
But I know I want to know everything
And I know I don’t know what it is about her 
But then nothing in my head has been making any sense since I let her in
since I Iet her in

there is no reason for it
this is instinct
this is chemicals
this is impulse
this is currents flowing in an endless circle

 


Low-Down Farhenheit Fostburg Blues

In all my days never felt so alone
asleep on the floor with a pillow of stone
now I’m on my way on the long ride home
but I can’t get that cold feeling out of my bones

woke up this morning to carry the news
been out on the road lord paying dues
when you come down the line bring your socks and your shoes
I got the low down Fahrenheit Frostburg blues

high on the hills near the old state line
so far away from the girl on my mind
the chill winter air just cuts like a knife
it’s the coldest I’ve ever been in my life

woke up this morning to carry the news
been out on the road lord paying dues
when you come down the line bring your socks and your shoes
I got the low down Fahrenheit Frostburg blues

How low will it go nobody knows
temperature’s dropping thermometer’s froze 
when I reach down I can’t feel my toes
better get out before the big blizzard blows

woke up this morning to carry the news
been out on the road lord paying dues
when you come down the line bring your socks and your shoes
I got the low down Fahrenheit Frostburg blues

 


While The Days Go On Back Home

You can mark sacred ground or be lost and found but that road you go down alone

I was standing tall oh how the mighty fall when you get the call to roam

I was high and low, left behind, right and wrong, I was treated kind On the winding road you have to take it slow while the days go on back home

I’ve been twisted, turned oh but I never learned until your bird had flown

Now what will I do when the cold comes through and I’m out all alone I was high and low, left behind, right and wrong, I was treated kind On the winding road you have to take it slow while the days go on back home

If it’s heaven or hell honey who can tell please just sound a mellow tone

As i come around because you know I’m bound, yes It’s all I’ve found I’ve known

I was high and low, left behind, right and wrong, I was treated kind On the winding road you have to take it slow while the days go on back home

 


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