Town Where You Lived

I am drained cause its rained and it's rained
For the last 20 days it won't give
Up an inch no not one little ray from the son
On the face of the town where you lived

It's been years I've got hundreds more fears
And tried not to as much as I've tried
Giving way to the flood of my tears in the mud
On the ground of the town where you died

And of all of the streets that I have found
There is only one I have left to pound
That hasn't yet heard my feet make the sound
Of me taking the long way around

I have tried to be seen to be all that you've been
From the moment you came to this place
With your heart in your hand as a measure of man
That the meek could not help but embrace

Theres a whispering shout that I cannot keep out
Saying you may not be up above
Though it makes me compare my relief and despair
I am left here with nothing but love

I am left here with nothing but

All of the time it takes to wait
For a cold call that can move your love to hate
All the beautiful things that the loneliness brings
When the living get turned to the late

I don't know if sunshine will make me fine
Or the memory of the way your hand held mine
so I'll sing about things that the loneliness brings
From now until the end of my time

So I'll sing about things that the loneliness brings from now until the end of my
Time
Time
Time
Time
Time

 

We Are All Running

Do you believe in Fate?
That we've been traveling on the same path?
It's taken miles to make it here
But in the end it seems so clear

We are
We are all running
We are all running the same race
We are
We are all going
We are all going to the same place

How long have you been on this road?
And why do you carry such a heavy load?
Stay a while and ease your mind
The truth is rare and hard to find

We are
We are all running
We are all running the same race
We are
We are all going
We are all going to the same place

Long is the road we travel on
Hard is the shoulder we cry upon
Dark is the night before the dawn
The brightest morning is still to come

We are
We are all running
We are all running the same race
We are
We are all going
We are all going to the same place
We are
We are all running
We are all running the same race

 

You Lead, I Will Follow

This is a song for you
To celebrate all that you give
And you give and you give with your whole heart
Right from the start I knew
I had to be near you
And hear all of the thoughts that you had

Because you think about others and not just yourself
You’ll be the last one left when there’s nobody else
To lean on

This is your birthday song
It won’t take very much of your time
You probably thought that would rhyme
But I don’t wanna be too predictable
Because you are not too predictable

And that’s one of the things that I love
About you

And I will follow you…
Wherever you go

Your heart’s the rarer one
When all is said and done
I’ll wear mine on my sleeve
I’ll be there when you need

Someone
Somewhere
To lean on
You’d do the same for me

(You lead) I will follow you…

Wherever you go

 

Fool For You

I'm leaving, cause I'm so tired
Of never knowing what to do.
I'm feeling you got me hired
To be a fool for you.

I dreamed you'd love me.
I dreamed you'd want me.
If I did more, more than you asked me to.
But all you needed was for someone,
To prove a fool for you,
Oh, to be a fool for you.

When we first met I measured you up to the sky
So, you made promises you knew you'd turn into lies.
Still, I know that your tortured soul will break my heart in two.
You'll let me be a fool for you.
Oh, to be a fool for you.

When we first met I measured you up to the sky
And, you made promises you knew you'd turn into lies.
Still, I know that my hopeless heart will break the halves in two,
Just to be a fool for you.
Oh, to be a fool for you.

I'm leaving cause I'm so tired
Of never knowing what to do.
And I'm feeling you got me hired
To be a fool for you.
Oh, to be a fool for you.
Oh, to be a fool for you.

 

All The Hours

Every branch on every tree
All the rivers and their streams
Broken fence, forgotten door
Looks like the one we passed before

Every highway opens up
And slips into the blue
Every road I travel on
Will lead me back to you

Tires, hum your mellow tune
The show lit by a yellow moon
We dream of incandescent eyes
The elegy of engine sighs
Will bury our goodbyes

Holding comfort like a crutch
Write too little, read too much
In whispering words of wooing woe
Don't see the cornfield for the crows

And when I try to call you up
To tell you something new
The heart of what it started from
Is just something to get through

All the hours inside the bars
That go from beers to borrowed cars
That idle in the snow, the more we hear the less we know
We win the soundcheck, lose the show

Though every highway opened up
And slipped into the blue
The road I chose to travel on
Led me away from you

When every highway opened up
And slipped into the blue
We raised the road into the sky
To bring me back to you

 

Into Your Life

You tried to put out my fire but it burned for too long
They all said don’t let her quit til you’ve tried her
She could prove you’ve been wrong all along

You told me I would put out your fire but I lie more than most
Am I supposed to just write it all up on some sign on a post that I keep
Holding you close every time she’s gone
Every time she’s gone
She’s gone

Maybe just maybe
You just can’t say you hate me this far into your life
But maybe just maybe
You’re thinking that way lately
If it’s over tonight let’s finish the drive

Questions I’ve earned from the bridges I’ve burned
I just don’t think I can keep defending it or pretending I won’t do it again

Maybe just maybe
You just can’t say you hate me this far into your life
But maybe just maybe
You’re thinking that way lately
If it’s over tonight let’s finish the drive

 

Standing at Your Door

I'm standing at your door,
Should I go, should I stay.

Standing at your door
Should I go, should I stay.

Tell me you love me, I'll stay.
Tell me you don't love me, I'll go away (to stay)

Would you reach out to me?
Would you try or leave me be?
Could I reach out to you,
After all you put me through.

Standing at your door
Should I go, should I stay?
I'm standing at your door (should I go)?

 

The Nameless Murderess

Francis of Assisi said lord I'm in distress
I've preached about your mercy but your children couldn't care less
They take your laws and break your laws and use them to their gain
Well its been 600 years and nothin has been changed

I was a girl who loved her father til he left us for sea
And caring for my mother and my brothers fell to me
I took my hair down pulled my skirt up til I met a merchants son
The the rich just saw a wretch who slept her way out of the slum

So you can finish up your glass
And I'll buy you another one
I'll satisfy your thirsts
Because I need a dark deed done

His father is the devil and his mother Satan's wife
They had dinner with the colonel and served a deal to ruin my life
To recruit both of my brothers who were never fit to fight
And they sent those simple boys off to be slaughtered on the lines

And with their bodies still warm on the fields our home was sent decree
That with no men now in our house we forfeit property
And I begged and begged my husband but his ears were deaf to me
So I saw my grieving ma be turned out on the streets

So can you finish up your glass
And I'll buy you another one
I'll satisfy your thirsts
Because I need a dark deed done

See when I walked my wedding aisle there smiles told me what was to come
And if I wind up in a cell with the gallows freshly hung
I beg you please lord don't forgive them for they know just what they've done
But save some of your mercy lord I plead
For they have made a murder of me

No you cannot know my name
There's no fortune in my fame
There should be no memory of what I became
And when my judgement comes I will agree
But let me die in anonymity

But if you want my body or my money I'll provide
Whatever your wills wanting to secure you're on my side
They took all that was dear to me now I without remorse
Will take their only son who comes here to declare divorce

And now the time for crime approaches give me your word now
That the fury of your forces find his bastard brow
That his horses and his carriage haul a corpse cross town
To his parents who will weep over his crushed in crown
I can hear the hooves arriving turn your eyes around
For that's him who's walking in so let it all fall down

Dearest lord may I implore your mercy when I reach your gate
I know I made a mortal sin that may have sealed my fate
But the poor can find no justice and it fills our hearts with hate
Am I damned for all eternity for I let them make a murder of me

No sir you cannot know my name
There's no fortune in my fame
There should be no memory of what I became
And when my judgement comes I will agree
But let me die in anonymity

One two three can we play the game
Of the murderess who had no name
Lucifer was waiting but saint Francis came
And said her name is nowhere on your deeds
So she will come to heaven now with me

One two three can we play the game
Of the murderess who had no name
Lucifer was waiting but saint Francis came
And said her name is nowhere on your deeds
So she will come to heaven now with me

 

Sonny’s Dream

Sonny, don't go away, I'm here all alone
Daddy's a sailor, he never comes home
And the nights are so long and the silence goes on
And I'm feelin' so tired, not all that strong

Sonny lives on a farm on a wide open space
Take off your shoes and stay on the race
Lay down your head by the soft river bed
Sonny always remembers the words his mama said

Sonny, don't go away, I'm here all alone
Daddy's a sailor, he never comes home
And the nights are so long and the silence goes on
I'm feelin' so tired, not all that strong

Sonny works on the land, though he's barely a man
There's not much to do, he just does what he can
He sits by the window of his room on the stairs
Watchin' the waves gently wash down the years

Sonny, don't go away, I'm here all alone
Daddy's a sailor, he never comes home
And the nights are so long and the silence goes on
And I'm feelin' so tired, not all that strong

Many years have passed on, Sonny's old and alone
His daddy's a sailor, he never came home
Sometimes he wonders what his life might have been
But from the grave, his mama still haunts his dreams

Sonny, don't go away, I'm here all alone
Daddy's a sailor, he never comes home
The nights are so long and the silence goes on
I'm feelin' so tired, not all that strong

Sonny, don't go away, I'm here all alone
Daddy's a sailor, he never comes home
And the nights are so long and the silence goes on
I'm feelin' so tired, not all that strong
Sonny, don't go away