ALL THE DEBTS I OWE

Honey honey get the kids in the car now, put the cash in the trunk get the keys lets go
Hit the biggest bank in Chicago for all it had, were the thieves you know
Remember the thing that I told ya, three years two moons ago?
Promise I’ll be right behind you, but you’re gonna die if you don’t hit the road. 

Keep your lights down, keep your voice down low
Wear your hair down, whichever way you go
And I’ll meet you in Idaho 

Three kids in the back of a Cadi, she said come here and kiss your wife
I know you’re real mad at me, but you’re on your way to some kind of life
Daniel, John, and Abbi, promise me you’ll treat your mother nice

Keep your lights down, keep your voice down low
Wear your hair down, whichever way you go
And I’ll meet you in Idaho 

I know you’ll miss me I’m barley fifty
Aint comin with me are all the debts I owe
Don’t have to kiss me just bare with me
And ill be back someday I hope 

 

VAGABOND

 

In the night while my body slept in my bed
my mind was running through the woods instead
One hundred miles an hour in the fast lane
One hundred miles an hour in my head. 

Vagabond dreamin takes me through the night
sippin whiskey by the river living out of sight
One hundred miles an hour in the fast lane
One hundred miles an hour toward the light.

See the curve in that river's bend
I look at you and I see my friend
One hundred miles an hour in the fast lane
One hundred miles an hour till the end.

My heart does beat like a Cherokee drum
and in the morning when that sun does come
One hundred miles an hour in the fast lane
One hundred miles an hour till I'm done.

 

GREAT HEIGHTS

 

Old man river what you doin that for, you know it aint gonna help
Old man river got his hands in the mud, looking for gold in the wishing well. 

Oh lady wind oh what I sight, hold me close on a winter night
Oh lady wind a vision of great heights, and marry her I just might.  

I drink coffee while she’s hangin lights, up on the Christmas tree
I’m not so lonely on those cold nights, now that she’s holdin me.

Old man river what you doin that for you know it aint gonna help
Old man river got his hands in the mud, looking for gold in the wishing well.

 

SO LONG HONEY

 

We sit with the fools and the sinners, the jokers and the killers it’s just our way.
Toss a rock and you break a window, toss a feather up and watch the wind blow it away.

And you can float on the wind for so long, but someday honey you’ve got to come back down.
And when you do, ill be hangin around.  

It smells like smoke in here, and the piano doesn’t play it never did.
There’s this feeling I get, when you’re in the room I want you to stay. 

And you can float on the wind for so long, but someday honey you’ve got to come back down.
And when you do, ill be hangin around.  

Be good to your mothers, they did the best they could.
Bleed for your brothers, lord know that they would. 

 

IFFY

 

Asking for forgiveness oh forgive me for my faults
And I hope you never get this but I sent it to your door
And I’ve crossed that Mississippi at least three times before
Oh no without your love I can’t go back there no more
Said oh no without your love I can’t go back there no more.

Locked up all your windows and bolted all your doors
And I’ve had some trouble listening my ears are glued to the floor
And oh no you wont see me again, least a year or more
Said my bags are all packed and my shoes are by the back door
Yes my bags are all packed and my shoes are by the back door.

You’ve stolen and wasted all my time, time, time
Oh I hope you never get this, for a long long while. 

These days I’m a mountain man with no one to forgive
Eating soul food out of tin cans is one way you can live
I’ll let you get real close and then, give you the slip
I’m just a little twig floatin down the big ole riv
I’m just a little twig floatin down the big ole riv.

You’ve stolen and wasted all my time, time, time
Oh I hope you never get this, for a long long while. 

Now you stand in place and watch those planes roll by on the tarmac
I’ll lie to your face and tell you I’ll be right back, and disappear. 

You’ve stolen and wasted all my time, time, time
Oh I hope you never get this.

 

SEE THE WORLD

 

 

What do you say we pack our things and get our of here
I’ve been saving all my life just to disappear
Can I hold you, can I hold you to that. 

You can’t go on living life hiding behind fear
All the thoughts in my fucked up head are finally coming clear
Can I hold you, can I hold you to that.

We could see the world, We could see the world
We could see the world, We could see the world.

What do you say we pack the car and get behind the wheel
All we have to do is drive and let the feeling steer
Can I hold you, can I hold you to that. 

We could see the world, We could see the world
We could see the world, We could see the world.
See the world

 

MOCKINGBIRD SONG

 

Go on pass me by, You know you aint livin’ no life
I’m fed up, with gettin stones thrown at my face
I got my head up, no time to waste

Oh settle down my friends, to kill a mockingbirds a sin
I have lost and found, and lost it all again

Go on pass me by, You know you aint livin’ no life
I’m fed up, bitch I swear you led me on
I got my head up, and I’m movin on
 
Oh settle down my friends, to kill a mockingbirds a sin
I have lost and found, and lost it all again

 

JOHN HENRY

 

 

These days aint so easy mama gotta watch your back
I take my whiskey straight chewin’ on pieces from my past

And I’m no John Henry I do my best
With this guitar strapped to my back child, I’m headed west. 

Go to sleep when the sun comes up now on this deadbeat town. 
Come alive in the moonlight mama when that sun goes down. 

And I’m no John Henry I do my best
With this guitar strapped to my back child I’m headed west. 

Walk away from my grave with these boots still on
Lord a soul needs savin’ so I grab my gun, so I grab my gun.
And I’m no John Henry I do my best
With this guitar strapped to my back child, I’m headed west.  

 

OHIO

 

You know when I grow up, I’m gonna look back at the place I left
Rollin the dice on the weekend, conversations and the company kept
Smokin cigarettes behind the school with my best friends
I never will forget, I take that with me till the end
Football and tall trees, the autumn never ends, summer lovin in.

Ohio, treat me well
Ohio, treat me well

Some things you can’t forget, like your first kiss
Under the bleachers in the seventh grade, I damn near missed
All these memories, shootin shivers down my spine
Make them into melodies , play me yours and I’ll play mine.

Ohio, treat me well
Ohio, treat me wel

 

I KEEP GOING

 

Way back singin Mrs. Robinson on train tracks
Drinkin out of bottles with the stray cats
I had a grip it slipped away.

Older than I was yesterday
My shoulders learned to carry all this weight and more
Tomorrow, wont you come my way.

Oh it’s all a show we pretend like we know what we’re doing
Oh it’s the blood in our veins take pride in your name
And I keep going.

City keeps telling me that I been lookin shitty
Hitting too much coke and whiskey
I guess I’ll drink myself to death. 

Oh it’s all a show we pretend like we know what we’re doing
Oh it’s the blood in our veins take pride in your name
And I keep going.

 

 

Down the River

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Sold my new pair of shoes down the river for gold
Knock, knock, knock at the door but Misters’ not home
Out in the desert my lady left years ago
She took all my money and spent it on flesh and bone.

Walk on down to the store for a fresh pack of smokes
I hear them laughing, snickering, telling their jokes
I couldn’t care less about whatever it is you say
Don’t need to whisper when you talk cause I can hear you from a mile away.

I’m going to San Francisco, I'm going to San Francisco today
I’m going to San Francisco, I'm going to San Francisco to stay.

There’s’ a man underground, says he’s selling hope
I tried to dig on down, and all I found was a hole
It feels like this when you cant get where you gotta go
Go on spin those wheels Sonny, we know your backs’ broke.

I’m going to San Francisco, I'm going to San Francisco today
I’m going to San Francisco, I’m going to San Francisco to stay.

 

 

Misty

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You know I cant, eat without you
And I cant sleep without you
Stay up all night, writing songs about you
Take me on.

And I spend all my days drinking
So I don’t have to spend them thinking
And I know that I wont last long this way.

Oh, you got me walking ten miles high
Step off, see if I can fly.

And my best guess, is too far off
And in my chest, the rhythms’ gone
And all of the rest, falls to the side

I sit alone in an empty house
Writing notes while im thinking bout
The few folks, I didn’t let down

Oh, you got me walking ten miles high
Step off, see if I can fly.
Don’t care if I live or die, don’t care if I live or die.