UNTITLED (LOVE SONG)

(Original by The Romany Rye)

If tonight’s the night, then today’s my day
That I should hang it all on display.
Yours was just a losing game,
And I decided that I should play.

Throw your arms around my neck,
I won’t be soon to forget.
Throw your arms around my neck,
I won’t be soon to forget.

Felt the wind’s direction beginning to change.
Clouds so softly full of rain.
The Summer fell and the Winter sprang.
Now it’s all a feeling I can’t get back again.

Throw your arms around my neck,
I won’t be soon to forget.
Throw your arms around my neck,
I won’t be soon to forget.

Cloudy thoughts against a clear blue sky.
When the feeling came, I felt like getting high,
With no sense to try to find my peace of mind.
‘Cause maybe I was born to win, dissatisfied.

Throw your arms around my neck,
I won’t be soon to forget.
Throw your arms around my neck,
I won’t be soon to forget.

Throw your arms around my neck,
I won’t be soon to forget.
Throw your arms around my neck,
I won’t be soon to forget.

START AGAIN

(Original by Teenage Fanclub)

I don’t know if you can hear me
I’m feeling down and can’t think clearly
And even though it’s complicated
We’ve got time to start again
I don’t know if you can hear me

Some things I’d change but it’s too late
I’d take the past and make it straight
Even though it’s complicated
We’ve got time to start again
I don’t know if you can hear me

Even though it’s complicated
We’ve got time to start again
I don’t know if you can hear me

I’m sorry for the things I’ve said
But some thoughts just won’t leave my head
And even though it’s complicated
We’ve got time to start again
I don’t know if you can hear me

Even though it’s complicated
We’ve got time to start again
I don’t know if you can hear me

Even though it’s complicated
We’ve got time to start again
I don’t know if you can hear me

HOSPITAL

Hospital bound, so you know there will be treatment.
Hey alright, it’s too late to put up a fight.
Hospital gowns, so you know you should be sleepin’
Wide awake, there’s some pills that you shouldn’t take.

Honest to God, X is always an unknown
I said alright, Y gets buried in the bones.
I said honest to God, if you don’t get it off your chest
you don’t have to stay around, you don’t have to solve for X.

I’m afraid I found it’s eternally unequal
hey alright, it’s too late to put up a fight.
On the way back down, finally a sequel,
Hey alright, in a hospital room tonight.

Is it alright, and your exit’s always an unknown
It’s hard to hold on too tight, cuz I got buried with your bones.

And I said honest to God, if you don’t get it off your chest
all your reason gone tonight, you don’t have to solve for X.

Hospital bound, so you know there will be treatment
Hey alright, in a hospital room tonight.
Hospital gowns, so you know you should be sleepin’
Wide awake, there’s some pills that I shouldn’t take.

And I said alright, X is always an unknown
I tried to hold on too tight but I got buried with the bone.
And I said honest to God, I got to get it off my chest
I don’t want to stick around, cuz I don’t need this sufferin’.

MERCY

(Original by Kurt Stevenson, Patrick Winningham, & Chris Boesel)

I got a feeling
of unrighteousness
bitter cold
hollow bitterness
down the road
I walk with loneliness
mercy will follow me I’m told

My sister sang
songs so sweet and sad
bout a man
who’s love I never had
there’s a train
bound for gillian?
mercy will follow me I’m told
mercy will you follow me
mercy will you follow me
till my final breath at last I take
mercy will you follow me
mercy will you follow me
Till the chains of this old world I finally break

Under this skin
there lies a heart of stone
It’s growing old
so very far, from home
but a heart of gold
I may someday own?
and mercy will follow me, I’m told
mercy will you follow me
mercy will you follow me
to my final breath at last I take
mercy will you follow me
mercy will you follow me
Till the chains of this old world I finally break
Till the chains of this old world I finally break
Till the chains of this old world I finally break

MEET ON THE LEDGE

(Original by Fairport Convention)

We used to say that come the day,
We’d all be making songs,
Or writing better words,
These ideas never lasted,
The way is up along the road,
The air is growing thin,
Too many friends who tried,
Blown off this mountain in the wind.

Meet on the ledge, we’re gonna meet on the ledge,
When my time is up, I’m gonna see all my friends,
Meet on the ledge, we’re gonna meet on the ledge,
If you really mean it, it all comes round again.

Yet now I see, I’m all alone,
But that’s the only way to be,
‘Cause you’ll have your chance again,
Then you can do the work for me.

Meet on the ledge, we’re gonna meet on the ledge,
When my time is up, I’m gonna see, see all my friends,
Meet on the ledge, we’re gonna meet on the ledge,
If you really mean it, it all comes round again.

Meet on the ledge, we’re gonna meet on the ledge,
When my time is up, I’m gonna see all, see all my friends,
Meet on the ledge, we’re gonna meet on the ledge,
If you really mean it, it all comes, all comes round again,

Meet on the ledge, we’re gonna meet on the ledge,
When my time is up, I’m gonna see all, see all my friends,
Meet on the ledge, we’re gonna meet on the ledge,
If you really mean it, it all comes round again.

LIKE TEENAGE GRAVITY

(Original by Kasey Anderson and The Honkies)

You’re the kind of thing those sweetheart boys just talk about
such a pretty flame, still burning when the bar lights all go out
well everybody knows your name ’round here, but that’s alright
and everybody learned your game ’round here, but that’s alright
you told me if I stayed ’round here, you’d find a good enough place to hide

But I see you
I see you
so come on out tonight

I had my courage up, but felt younger tryin’ to fight the words
so I put a record on, and you found something you ain’t never heard
well, honey, everybody knows that song ‘round here, but that’s alright
ain’t no such thing as waitin’ too long ‘round here, so that’s alright
and I told you if you stay down here you might wind up by my side

And that’s true
that’s true
so come on out tonight

And all my friends told me, “you don’t need laws to tell
that if it feels like fallin’, boy, you probably already fell
the whole table saw your hand, so you might as well just play it
and you ain’t fooling anyone, so you might as well just say it…”

So, I guess I’m in love
I guess I’m in love

Some people get scared of those words ’round here, but that’s alright
Some people pretend they ain’t heard ‘em ’round here, but that’s alright
And you said you can’t stay ’round here and that won’t change because you made up your mind

But I still see you
I still see you
so come on out tonight

AMIE

(Original By Pure Prairie League)

I can see why you think you belong to me,
I never tried to make you think,
Or let you see one thing for yourself,
And now you’re off with someone else and I’m alone,
You see I thought I might keep you for my own.

Amie, what you wanna do?
I think I could stay with you,
For a while maybe longer if I do.

Don’t you think the time is right for us to find,
That all the things we thought weren’t proper could be right in time,
Can’t you see which way we should turn together or alone,
I can never see what’s right or what is wrong,
‘Cause that take too long to see now.

Amie, what you wanna do?
I think I could stay with you,
For a while maybe longer if I do.

Come on now,
Amie, what you wanna do?
I think I could stay with you,
For a while maybe longer if I do.

Now it’s come to what you want, you’ve had your way,
And all the things you thought before just faded into gray,
And can you see that I don’t know if it’s you or it’s me,
But if it’s one of us I’m sure we both will see, yeah,
Won’t you look at me and tell me.

Amie, what you wanna do?
I think I could stay with you,
For a while maybe longer if I, longer if I do.

Amie, what you wanna do?
I think I could stay with you,
For a while maybe longer if I do.

I keep fallin’ in and out of love with you,
Fallin’ in and out of love with you,
Don’t know what I’m gonna do,
I keep fallin’ in and out of love with you.

COMING AROUND

(Original by Travis)

Never see you coming around
They know they got their heads screwed on
I’m standing in the middle of town
I know I might never come home
Just standing where I am with all the people passing by me
The sound of all these passers-by mixed in with the bus and motor-car
I must be sure these are the signs
Cos I’ve been here a million times before

Just tell me when it’s coming around, coming around
I think I see you coming to town, hunting you down
Bringing you round

Tell me if I’m bringing you down
Cos I was fine till you came along
You tell me that the tears of a clown cloud
That I’m confusing while abusing my mind
So far away I wanna be
That’s not as close to you and me
The things they call our destiny
Now why do you have to pick on me at all?
My walls are coming down

Just tell me when it’s coming around, coming around
I think I see you coming to town, hunting you down
Coming around

Just tell me when it’s coming around, coming around
I think I see you coming to town, dragging you down
Just tell me when it’s coming around, coming around
I think I see you coming to town, just dragging you down
It’s coming around

OOH LA LA

(Original by The Faces)

Poor old granddad I laughed at all his words
I thought he was a bitter man
He spoke of women’s ways
They’ll trap you then they use you & before you even know
For love is blind and you’re far too kind
Don’t ever let it show
I wish that I knew what I know now
when I was younger
I wish that I knew what I know now
when I was stronger
The can-can such a pretty show
will steal your heart away
But backstage back on earth again
The dressing rooms are grey
They come on strong and it ain’t too long
For they make you feel a man
But love is blind and you soon will find
you’re just a boy again
When you want her lips, you get her cheek
Makes you wonder where you are
if you want some more then she’s fast asleep
Leaves you twinkling with the stars
Poor young grandson there’s nothing I can say
You’ll have to learn, just like me
And that’s the hardest way, ooh la la
I wish that I knew what I know now
when I was younger
I wish that I knew what I know now
when I was stronger

ALL MY FAILURES

(originally by Dawes)

Addressing a prayer into the air
In the shadows of satellites
So nobody hurt loves not for words
In a world at the end of its night

Oh everyone that left me
They’re so easy to forget
Cause I haven’t let my failures hit me yet.

Your voice on the phone the blood from a stone
These tears that I can’t understand
If I could heal would give I don’t feel
Or by silently giving my hand

Well I’m sure I never loved you
That would be to fierce and too correct
But I haven’t let my failures hit me yet

It made my demon reveal its hour of living
And may he not leave me broken
May he leave me broken

So where ever I’m bound my ear to the ground
And my thoughts on there way back to you
As eternities slave, well you can write that on my grave
When I’m finished resisting its truth

While I’m shaking hands with darkness
Its where the warm wind that I admit
That I haven’t let my failures hit me yet

Yet while I’m shaking hands with darkness
It is where the warm wind that I admit
That I haven’t let my failures hit me yet

RETURN OF THE GREVIOUS ANGEL

(original by Gram Parsons)

Won’t you scratch my itch sweet Annie Rich
and welcome me back to town
Come out on your porch or I’ll step into your parlor
and I’ll show you how it all went down
Out with the truckers and the kickers and the cowboy angels
and a good saloon in every single town
Oh, and I remember something you once told me
and I’ll be damned if it did not come true
Twenty thousand roads I went down, down, down
and they all lead me straight back home to you
`Cause I headed west to grow up with the country
Across those prairies with the waves of grain
And I saw my devil,
and I saw my deep blue sea
And I thought about a calico bonnet from
Cheyenne to Tennessee
We flew straight across that river bridge,
last night at half past two
The switchman wave his lantern goodbye
and so long as we went rolling through
Billboards and truckstops pass by the grievous angel
And now I know just what I have to do
And the man on the radio won’t leave me alone
He wants to take my money for something
that I’ve never been shown
And I saw my devil,
and I saw my deep blue sea
And I thought about a calico bonnet from
Cheyenne to Tennessee
The news I could bring I met up with the king
On his head an amphetamine crown
He talked about unbuckling that old Bible belt
And lighted out for some desert town
Out with the truckers and the kickers and the cowboy angels
And a good saloon in every single town
Oh, but I remembered something you once told me
and I’ll be damned if it did not come true
Twenty thousand roads I went down, down, down
and they all lead me straight back home to you
Twenty thousand roads I went down, down, down
And they all lead me straight back home to you

FOUR WHITE STALLIONS

(Original by Tender Mercies)

She had four white stallions coming up around the bend
Four strong angels at her command to send
Four more seasons, for all thats broken to mend

I got four good reasons why I cant go back there again

She had skin like a statue, milky white and pure
Carved by an artist who’s hand is demure
Got a mind like a saber
Razor sharp and sure

God how I hate myself for still wanting her

Tell me its nicer dreaming, visions soft and sure
No way to find theres nothing left to me and her
Nothing more but a heart still at war

She had four white stallions coming up around the bend
Four strong angels already sent
Four more seasons for all thats broken to mend…

JUMPING JESUS

(Original by Sordid Humor)

Jumping Jesus my oh my
He’s got a great big bottle of sunshine
Jumping Jesus why oh why
Take the time to get inside
To get inside

So what’s a wall with so much yellow for?
I don’t know what it’s for
So what’s a wall has so much yellow for?
I don’t know what it’s for

Jumping Jesus my oh my
He’s got a great big bottle of sunshine
Jumping Jesus why oh why
Take the time to get inside
To get inside get inside get inside get inside get inside

Odessa in desert he lives with his wife
And his child on a house boat
Yea he likes sunflowers and big picture frames and Van Goughs

Jumping Jesus my oh my
He’s got a great big bottle of sunshine
Jumping Jesus why oh why
Take the time to get inside
To get inside

YOU AIN’T GOIN NOWHERE

(Original by Bob Dylan)

Clouds so swift, rain won’t lift
Gate won’t close, railing froze
Get your mind on wintertime
You ain’t goin’ nowhere

Ooh, wee, ride me high
Tomorrow’s the day my bride’s gonna come
I said, oh, no, are we gonna fly
Down in the easy chair

Well, now I don’t care
How many letters they sent
The morning came and the morning went
Pack up your money, pick up your tent
Yeah, you know you ain’t going nowhere

Ooh, wee, ride me high
Tomorrow’s the day my bride’s gonna come
I said, oh, no, are we gonna fly
Down in the easy chair

Come on, Charlie!

Oh, now buy me a flute and a gun that shoots
Tailgates and substitutes
Strap yourself to a tree with roots
Oh, that¹s just Œcause you ain’t going nowhere
Everybody say –

Ooh, wee, ride me high
Tomorrow’s the day my bride’s gonna come
I said, oh, no, are we gonna fly
Down in the easy chair

Jimmy, come on, back up.

Come on, Dan, follow it up, right here.

Now you know Genghis Khan, he could not keep
All his kings supplied with sleep
And we’ll climb that hill
But no matter how steep
I know as soon as we get the hell up to it
Everybody say –

Ooh, wee, ride me high
Tomorrow’s the day my bride’s gonna come
I said, oh, no, are we gonna fly
Down in the easy chair

Now everybody say –

Ooh, wee, ride me high
Tomorrow’s the day my bride’s gonna come
I said, oh, no, are we gonna fly
Down in the easy chair
Now one more time –

Ooh, wee, ride me high
Tomorrow’s the day my bride’s gonna come
I said, oh, no, are we gonna fly
Down in the easy chair

THE BALLAD OF EL GOODO

(Original by Big Star)

Years ago, my heart was set to live, oh
And I’ve been trying hard against unbelievable odds
It gets so hard in times like now to hold on
But guns they wait to be stuck by, at my side is God

And there ain’t no one going to turn me ’round
Ain’t no one going to turn me ’round

There’s people around who tell you that they know
And places where they send you, and it’s easy to go
They’ll zip you up and dress you down and stand you in a row
But you know you don’t have to, you could just say no

And there ain’t no one going to turn me ’round
Ain’t no one going to turn me ’round
Ain’t no one going to turn me ’round
Ain’t no one going to turn me ’round

I’ve been built up and trusted
Broke down and busted
But they’ll get theirs and we’ll get ours if you can
Just-a hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on

Years ago, my heart was set to live, oh
Though I’ve been trying hard against strong odds
It gets so hard in times like now to hold on
Well, I’ll fall if I don’t fight, and at my side is God

And there ain’t no one going to turn me ’round
Ain’t no one going to turn me ’round
Ain’t no one going to turn me ’round
Ain’t no one going to turn me ’round

Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on