Be Good Tanyas Discography

Members:
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Frazey Ford
Samantha Parton
Trish Klein
(Jolie Holland)

Discography:
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Blue Horse (2000)
Chinatown (2003)
Hello Love (2006)

Track Listings:
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Blue Horse
 The Littlest Birds (Parton, Holland) (w/Jolie)
 Broken Telephone (Ford)
 Rain and Snow (trad.)
 The Lakes of Pontchartrain (trad. arr. Holland) (w/Jolie)
 Only in the Past (Ford, Parton)
 The Coo Coo Bird (trad.)
 Dogsong aka Sleep Dog Lullaby (Parton)
 Momsong (Ford)
 Don't You Fall (Parton)
 Up Against the Wall (Ford)
 Oh! Susanna (Foster)
 Light Enough to Travel (Geoff Berner)

Chinatown
 It's Not Happening (Ford)
 Waiting Around to Die (Townes Van Zandt)
 Junkie Song (Ford)
 Ship Out On the Sea (Ford)
 Dogsong 2 (Parton) (w/Jolie)
 Rowdy Blues (Kid Bailey, arr. Ford, Klein)
 Reuben (trad. arr. Holland, Parton, Ford, Klein)
 The House of the Rising Sun (trad. arr. Ford)
 In Spite of All the Damage (Ford)
 Lonesome Blues (Parton) (w/Jolie)
 In My Time of Dying (trad. arr. Ford)
 I Wish My Baby Was Born (trad.)
 Horses (The Be Good Tanyas)
 Midnight Moonlight (Peter Rowan)

Hello Love
 Human Thing (Ford)
 For The Turnstiles (Neil Young)
 A Thousand Tiny Pieces (Sean Hayes)
 Ootischenia (Ford, Parton, Klein)
 A Little Blues (Parton)
 Scattered Leaves (Jeremy Lindsey)
 Hello Love (Ford)
 Nobody Cares For Me (John Hurt) (w/Jolie)
 Out Of The Wilderness (trad.)
 Song For R. (Parton)
 What Are They Doing In Heaven Today (trad.)
 Crow Waltz (Parton)
 When Doves Cry (Prince)

Lyrics:
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(Album titles preceded by ##, Song titles by --)

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Blue Horse

--
The Littlest Birds (w/Jolie)

Well I feel like an old hobo,
I'm sad lonesome and blue
I was fair as the summer day
Now the summer days are through
You pass through places
And places pass through you
But you carry 'em with you
On the soles of your travellin' shoes

Well I love you so dearly I love you so clearly
Wake you up in the mornin' so early
Just to tell you I got the wanderin' blues
I got the wanderin' blues
And i'm gonna quit these ramblin' ways one of
these days soon
And I'll sing

The littlest birds sing the prettiest songs...

Well it's times like these
I feel so small and wild
Like the ramblin' footsteps of a wanderin' child
And I'm lonesome as a lonesome whippoorwill
Singin these blues with a warble and a trill
But I'm not too blue to fly
No I'm not too blue to fly cause

The littlest birds sing the prettiest songs...

Well I love you so dearly
I love you so fearlessly
Wake you up in the mornin' so early
Just to tell you I got the wanderin' blues
I got the wanderin' blues
And I don't wanna leave you
I love you through and through

Oh I left my baby on a pretty blue train
And I sang my songs to the cold and the rain
I had the wanderin' blues
And I sang those wanderin' blues
And I'm gonna quit these ramblin' ways
One of these days soon
And I'll sing...

The littlest birds sing the prettiest songs....

I don't care if the sun don't shine
I don't care if nothin' is mine
I don't care if I'm nervous with you
I'll do my lovin' in the wintertime

--
Broken Telephone

I'll be the wind in your leaves
The warmth of the sun
I'm always drawing your colours
I'm always tracing your footsteps

It's a hard world it's a cold world
I could never say what I mean
I went looking in all the wrong places
There's nothing wrong with you

Broken telephone
The lines are down
The wires no longer reaching
Connection's gone

Higher and higher
I am taken by what you've given to me
Higher and higher
I am taken by what you've given to me
What you've given to me

I'll be the wind in your leaves (repeat first verse)...

Broken telephone the lines are down
I throw myself at nothing
I throw myself at nothing
Higher and higher I am taken by
What you've given to me...

--
Rain and Snow

Well I married me a wife
She gave me trouble all my life
She ran me out in the cold rain and snow
Rain and snow, rain and snow
She ran me out in the cold rain and snow

She came a runnin on down the stairs
Combin' back her long yellow hair
And her cheeks were as red as a rose
As a rose, as a rose
And her cheeks were as red as a rose

Well I ain't got no use
For your red apple juice
And I'm not gonna be treated this a way
This a way this a way
And I'm not gonna be treated this way

I see you sitting in the shade
Counting every dime I've made
I'm so broke and I'm hungry too
Hungry too, hungry too
I'm so broke and I'm hungry too
I'm so broke and I'm hungry too

Well I married me a wife
She gave me trouble all my life
She ran me out in the cold rain and snow
Rain and snow, rain and snow
She ran me out in the cold rain and snow

--
The Lakes of Pontchartrain (w/Jolie)

It was on one fine March morning
I bid New Orleans adieu.
And I was on the road to Jackson town,
my fortune to renew,
I cursed all foreign money,
no credit could I gain,
Which filled my heart with longing for
the lakes of Pontchartrain.

I sat on board a railway car,
beneath the morning sun,
and I road the roads till evening,
and I laid me down again,
All strangers there no friends to me,
till a dark girl towards me came,
And I fell in love with a Creole girl,
by the lakes of Pontchartrain.

I said, "My pretty Creole girl,
my money here's no good,
But if it weren't for the alligators,
I would sleep out in the woods".
"You're welcome here kind stranger,
our house is very plain.
But we never turn a stranger out,
From the lakes of Pontchartrain."

She took me into her momma's house,
and treated me right well,
The hair upon her shoulder
in jet black ringlets fell.
To try and paint her beauty,
I'm sure it would be in vain,
So handsome was my Creole girl,
By the lakes of Pontchartrain.

I asked her would she'd marry me,
she said it could never be,
For she had got another,
and he was of at sea.
She said that she would wait for him
and faithful she would remain.
Waiting for her sailor,
By the lakes of Pontchartrain.

So fare you well my Bonny ol girl,
I never will see you no more,
I wont forget your kindness
in the cottage by the shore.
at every social gathering
a flowing glass I'll raise,
And I'll drink a health to my Creole girl,
And the lakes of Pontchartrain.

--
Only in the Past

Run away to the seashore it
Doesn't matter anymore it
Doesn't matter anymore
Words dry up and fly away
With the passing of the days
Eventually you just let the stone fall

Chorus:
I dreamed that I saw you you were down at the corner store
You were looking through magazines and you flew out the door
I was trying to wave to you but you wouldn't wave back
Now you know I understand you're with me only in the past
Only in the past

My palms are not open they're closed, they're closed
My palms are not open they're closed, they're closed

(Chorus)

Colours streak the sky we laugh and we cry
And we dance in the cool grass with the fireflies
And we dance in the cool grass, sunset, birds
Sweet, sweet music swallow our words
You set sail and you left this town
Run away, run away, you're so far from me now
So far from me now

--
The Coo Coo Bird

Oh the cuckoo she's a pretty bird
She warbles as she flies
She never hollers coo coo till the fourth day
Of July

Gonna build me log cabin
On a mountain so high
So I can see Willie as he goes on by

Well I've played cards in Texas
And I've played cards in Maine
Oh I'll bet you five dollars I'll beat you
Next game

Jack of Diamonds Jack of Diamonds
Oh I know you of old
You robbed my poor pockets of silver and gold

Rye whiskey, rye whiskey
Oh I know you of old
You robbed my poor pockets of silver and gold

Sometimes I feel much younger
Sometimes I feel so old
Sometimes the warm sun shines sometimes it's
Dreadful cold

Oh the cuckoo she's a pretty bird
How I wish she was mine
She never drinks water she only drinks wine

Oh the cuckoo she's a pretty bird
She warbles as she flies
She never hollers coo coo till the fourth day
Of July

--
Dogsong aka Sleep Dog Lullaby

All the dogs are haunted
And the snow melts on the grass
You were what i wanted
But the fever could not last

In the day i am dreaming
In the night i am cold
While the stars are up there singing
All the dogs are growing old

No regrets, they're out the window
Frozen on the silver pane
Gone like winter let the wind blow
Let the dogs howl at the rain

In the day i am dreaming
In the night i am cold
While the stars are up there singing
All the dogs are growing old

Oh the cats are in the alley
And the rats are on the wire
Time is breathless as a blossom
And it's bursting with desire
And the dogs they wander freely
Through the streets of long gone dreams
Drift like ghosts down the backroads
All the way to new orleans

In the day i am dreaming
In the night i am cold
While the stars are up there singing
All the dogs are growing old

--
Momsong

You said to yourself that we did not love you
All of the years didn't mean nothing
You told yourself we would not forgive you
Mistakes that you made would keep us separated

Comin' home hard day done
Comin' home hard day done

Don't you know it's your laugh we laugh that
Pulls us through
And the strength and the love that we carry
We got it from you

--
Don't You Fall

Don't you fall in love with me
Don't show me your affection
I can't give you what you want from me
I don't want the attention

I gave away my heart before
And it only caused me sorrow
How could I think of loving someone
Today or tomorrow

Don't you fall...

I've been so long confused
Was I loved or was I used

Now the sun goes up and down
And the weather rains and shines
I lost my heart somewhere
Oh I need to take more time

Don't you fall in love with me
Don't show me your affection
I can't give you what you want from me
I don't want the attention

--
Up Against the Wall

Up against the wall
You don't stand so tall
Better run run run put your armor on again

She is 12 years old
Nothing she don't know
She says you're 32 but you wanna be 16

I know that you did not receive
What it was that you needed when you were growing
But tell me what's the worth
You're repeating history verse by verse

What do you prove
No matter what you say I think you'll lose
You'll lose
You'll lose her

Up against the wall
You don't stand so tall
Better run run run put your armor on again

Isn't it time we recognized that we all live
Such broken lives sometimes
And it's sad but true that you still carry so
Much with you

--
Oh! Susanna

I come from Alabama with my banjo on my knee
I'm goin' to Louisiana my own true love for to see
It rained all night the day I left The weather was bone dry
And the sun so hot I froze to death Susanna don't you cry

Chorus:
Oh Susanna don't you cry for me
I come from Alabama with my banjo on my knee

Well I had a dream the other night when everything was still
I dreamed I saw Susanna comin' down the hill
A buckwheat cake was in her mouth a tear was in her eye
Said I'm comin' from the south Susanna don't you cry

(Chorus)

Well I soon will be in New Orleans and when I do arrive
I'll go and find Susanna if she is still alive
And if I do not find that girl I will surely die
But when I'm buried in my grave Susanna don't you cry

--
Light Enough to Travel

Wound up drunk again on Robson Street
Strange cuz we always agreed
At the start of every evening
That's the last place I wanna be
Coffee drinkers dressed in black with no sugar
They don't give me no respect
They say 'look here comes another one'
And i don't know what they mean yet

And i say
Keep it light enough to travel...
Don't let it all unravel...
Keep it light enough to travel

Promise me we won't go into the nightclub
I feel so fucked up when I'm in there
Can't tell the bouncers from the customers
And i don't know which ones i prefer

Promise me we won't go into the nightclub
I really think that it's obscene
What kind of people go to meet people
Where they can't be heard or seen

Keep it light enough to travel...
Don't let it all unravel
Keep it light enough to travel

I broke the windows of the logging company
Just to get a little release
I had to throw down my accordion
To get away from the police

And I say...
Keep it light enough to travel...

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Chinatown

--
It's Not Happening

The way your mind works
Travelling so fast
Carving your way
Through the city

And you can tell me
You get what you want
You figure it out
And you're just fine

Cause you're talking to yourself
Don't hear a thing
Now history unfolds before you
You just shut your eyes
You just shut your eyes
It's not happening

We all go up, down
Fend for ourselves,
Or fend for each other
Fend for each other sometimes

But you keep on racing me
Like something's chasing you
Like something's gonna get you
Something's gonna get you
One day

And you're talking to yourself
Don't hear a thing
Now history unfolds before you
You just shut your eyes
You just shut your eyes
It's not happening

And you're talking to yourself
Don't hear a thing
Now history unfolds before you
You just shut your eyes
You just shut your eyes
It's not happening

You just shut your eyes
You just shut your eyes
It's not happening

--
Waiting Around to Die (Townes Van Zandt)

sometimes i don't know where this
dirty road is taking me
sometimes i don't know the reason why
so i guess i'll keep gamblin'
lots of booze and lots of ramblin'
it's easier than just waitin' around to die
well one-time friends i had a ma
i even had a pa
he beat her with a belt once cause she cried
she told him to take care of me
she headed down to tennessee
it's easier than just a-waitin' around to die

i came of age and found a girl
in tuscaloosa bar
she cleaned me out and she hit on the sly
well i tried to kill the pain
i bought some wine i hopped a train
seemed easier than just waitin' around to die

then a friend said he knew where
some easy money was
we robbed a man and brother did we fly
but the posse caught up with me
drug me back to muskogee
now it's two long years, waitin' around to die

now i'm out of prison
i got me a friend at last
he don't steal or cheat or drink or lie
his name is codeine
and he's the nicest thing i've seen
and together we're gonna wait around to die

--
Junkie Song

took a walk in my neighborhood
two in the morning, by the skytrain station
streets were full of junkies and homeless
and they all wanted somethin'
they all wanted somethin'

what am i supposed to do
there are too many of you, too many of you
give some change look you in the eye
say that i too am human, i too am human

and don't we all hover
between apathy and compassion
fill up all our days with so much distraction
it makes it easier not to see
what we don't want to
but we all live here, we all live here
we all live here

--
Ship Out On the Sea

i'm a ship, i'm a ship, i'm a ship
out on the sea
none of my loves floating wild
come back to me
so i'll write you a letter, i'll write you a letter
with this here pen
don't make me wait, don't make me wait
'cuz i'm your friend

i'm in love with the garden
that is down on the street
and the earth is a warm thing under my feet

oh long streams of light
lift me, from the dirty town
cuz i'm losing stain, soak me yeah with
rain
rain, rain, rain

i'm a ship, i'm a ship, i'm a ship
out on the sea
and these clouds flying by so fast
well they confuse me
and the long leaves in the tall trees
pale in the sunshine
all i was twistin' and turnin'
in the cool sheets past bed time

plant me in the garden
don't you let me roam
cuz love is a feeling like a warm dark stone

--
Dogsong 2 (w/Jolie)

Out in the trees, dirt on our knees
We laid him down forever
And on that hill there it was still
As in the ever after

He lays his rest we knew it best
To lay him down so gently
And now he sleeps where moss does creep
And no more is he with me

The birds did cry, and so did i
To think of life so lonely
And in their song I heard it long
What sadness, and what beauty
Your friend is gone, but you live on
In life you loved him fully
But now little streams and forests dream
And all is made more holy

--
Rowdy Blues (Kid Bailey)

well i ain't gonna marry
neither settle down
i'm gonna sit right here
'till i tear this barrel house down

ain't no use a weepin'
and there ain't no need to cry
because you got a home
just as long as i got mine

well i loves you baby
and i'll tell the world i do
i don't love nobody
in this whole round world but you

did you get that letter
mailed in your backyard
well it's sad what they said
but your best old friend had to part

--
Reuben

Well who's gonna shoe your pretty little foot
Who's gonna glove your hand
Who's gonna kiss your red ruby lips
And who's gonna be your man

Is that you Reuben
Is that you Reuben
Where have you been so long? X2

Well papa's gonna shoe my pretty little foot
Mama's gonna glove my hand
Sister's gonna kiss my red ruby lips
And I don't need no man

Well I don't need no man, no
I don't need no man
Sister's gonna kiss my red ruby lips
And I don't need no man

Well the longest train that I ever saw
It was 90 coaches long
And the only man that I ever loved
He was on that train and gone

Chorus

Oh where'd you get that hat you wear
And that coat you got so fine
Well I got my hat from a railroad man
And my coat from a worker in the mine

Chorus

Well Reuben made a train and he put it on the track
Run it to the lord knows where
Reuben made a train and he put it on the track
Run it to the lord knows where

--
The House of the Rising Sun

Oh there is a house in New Orleans.
They call the Rising Sun.
It's been the ruin of many young poor girls
And God I know I'm one.

My mother, she was a tailor, yeah yeah
She sewed my new blue jeans
My father, he was a gamblin man
Down in New Orleans.

I got one foot on the platform, yeah
The other foot on the train
I'm going back to New Orleans
To wear that ball and chain

Oh mother please tell your children, oh yeah
Not to do what I have done
Go and spend their lives in sin and misery
In the house of the Rising Sun.

Now the only thing a gambler needs
Is a suitcase and a trunk
And the only time he will be satisfied
Is when he's all drunk.

Oh there is a house in New Orleans.
They call the Rising Sun.
It's been the ruin of many young poor girls
And God I know I'm one.

--
In Spite of All the Damage

if i wanted to say to you
that i wanted to see your face again
that i wanted to hear you laughin' oh
in spite of all the damage i've done
if i wanted to hear you talkin'
or to hear your sense of things
or to call you up on a sunday morning
in spite of all the damage i've done

well i broke up our home
and left you nhowhere to run
yes i broke up our home
and left you nowhere to run

well i'm livin' out my days away
i think you understand
that i couldn't have stayed
but i'd like to hear you laughin' oh
in spite of all the damage i've done

--
Lonesome Blues (w/Jolie)

some blues are just blues, mine are the
lonesome blues
some blues are just blues, mine are the
lonesome blues

my baby left me
hitched a train down south
my baby left me
hitched a train down south
i still taste his kisses
like candy in my mouth

i wish i had wings, just like an aeroplane
i wish i had wings, just like an aeroplane
fly down, find my baby
never be lonesome again

--
In My Time of Dying

well in my time of dying
i don't want nobody to moan
all i want my friends to do
come and fold my dying arms

well, well, well so i can die easy
jesus gonna make up my dying bed

won't you meet me jesus, meet me
won't you meet me in the middle of the air
and if these wings should fail me lord
won't you meet me with another pair

well, well, won't you meet me jesus
jesus gonna make up my dying bed

i'm going on down to the river
stick my sword up in the sand
gonna shout my troubles over lord
i done made it to the promised land

well, well, well i done crossed over
jesus gonna make up my dying bed

ever since i've done acquainted with jesus
we haven't been a minute apart
he placed the receiver in my ear
threw religion in my heart

well, well, well i can ring up my jesus
jesus gonna make up my dying bed

--
I Wish My Baby Was Born

i wish, i wish my baby was born
sittin' on her mama's knee
but you, poor girl are dead and gone
and grass is growing over thee

oh i'm not no saint, no i never shall be
'till the sweet apple grows
on a sour apple tree
still i hope that the day will come
when you and i will walk as one

i wish i wish my baby was born
sittin' on her papa's knee
but you poor girl are dead and gone
and grass growing over thee

--
Horses

Oh, "Cold Southern Morning"
The "Sun Dun Rose" - "There You Go", oh yeah
And "I'll Say" - and "I'll Say," yeah
"No Other Way" - the "Hunger," oh yeah

Oh, "Son Of Light"
"Now Come Inside," "My Lazy Girl"
And "So, You Finally Know", oh yeah
The "Hunger," the "Hunger"

A "Cold Knight," "I'll Turn Around" -
"Now Hurry" into the "Fire Of The Sun,"
The "Fury Of Cain,"
The "Sunlight," the "Sunlight"

Oh, "Come and Go" - oh come
And "Lend Your Spark" - the "Time Is Of The Sun"
"You Shouldn't Fly" - you fly
And "Hurry So" when you're "Flyin' Home"
(. . .home. . . , home. . . , home. . .)

--
Midnight Moonlight

if you ever get lonesome
and you're down in san antone
just beg, steal or borrow
two nickels or a dime
and call me on the phone

i'll meet you at the alamo mission
and we will say our prayers
the holy ghost and the virgin mother
will heal us, as we kneel there

in the midnight moonlight
midnight moonlight, moonlight
in the midnight, moonlight, in the midnight
moonlight midnight

if you ever feel sorrow
for the deeds that you have done
with no hope for tomorrow
in the setting of the sun
and the oceans are howlin'
for things that might have been
and the last good morning sunrise will be
the brightest you've ever seen

##
Hello Love

--
Human Thing

You're a human thing
Who do you think that you're foolin'?
You're not foolin', not foolin' me

You're a human thing
You're so busy frontin'
Confusin' courage and acting

Move me
Move me

Could it really be so wrong
To let somebody, somebody see

Move me
Move me

A girl can keep it together
A girl can keep it together

Come on now, you know you we'll take the weather
Come on now, you know we love your weather

You got roots cannot be torn from under
Won't you shake it like you've never done before
You've got roots cannot be torn from under
Won't you shake it like you've never done before

You're a human thing

--
For The Turnstiles

All the sailors
With their seasick mamas
Hear the sirens on the shore,
Singin' songs
For pimps with tailors
Who charge ten dollars
At the door.
You can really
Learn a lot that way
It will change you
In the middle of the day.
Though your confidence
May be shattered,
It doesn't matter.
All the great explorers
Are now in granite laid,
Under white sheets
For the great unveiling
At the big parade.
You can really
Learn a lot that way
It will change you
In the middle of the day.
Though your confidence
May be shattered,
It doesn't matter.
All the bush league batters
Are left to die
On the diamond.
In the stands
The home crowd scatters
For the turnstiles,
For the turnstiles,
For the turnstiles.


--
A Thousand Tiny Pieces

Just play this one out until it explodes into a thousand tiny pieces
What's your story, universe, you are melody in numbers
You are shapes, you are rhythms, there are signs that we can learn
To place over the heavens, to predict how long we'll burn
How long will I last, can I turn up the heat?
What star am I circling, what's circling me?
Now my ebb and my flow, my lack of control,
Turning on, turning off
Saying yes, but playing no.
(guitar solo)
Things keep changing
(instrumental)
Just play this one out until it explodes into a thousand tiny pieces,
What's your story, universe, you are melody in numbers
You are shapes, you are rhythms, there are signs that we can learn,
To place over the heavens, to predict how long we'll burn
How long will I last, can I turn up the heat?
What star am I circling, what's circling me?
Now my ebb and my flow, my lack of control,
Turning on, turning off

--
Ootischenia

Little sad with everything around me
I hit the floor and my feet kept moving
I look forward and never backwards
I was out the door like a roman soldier.

Impossible to keep a straight line
Too young to keep these bitter hearts

And all around me
Somebody singing
Get back get back

Long hair coming down her shoulders
She is tired and feeling so much older
So tear the pages from the family bible
It came down upon the women for survival
It came down upon the women for survival

You know it wasn't me, no
And nothing at all, you stop me if I get it wrong
I think I'm hearing somebody saying
I'm gonna spank you 'till you can't sit down

Bust apart we'll lose each other
The constellation of my sisters and brothers
I'm spinning out into the darkness

Good bye to you in the sadness of this
Good bye to you in the sadness of this
Good bye to you in the sadness of this

Impossible to keep a straight line
Too young to keep these bitter hearts

And all around me
Somebody singing
Get back get back

--
A Little Blues

Well here I am, undone again.
I know I'll see you, I just don't know when.
Little stars, all a 'twinkling,
I wonder where you are, I wonder what you're thinking.
I know I gave my heart a little soon,
I walk for miles underneath the moon,
I sing this sad, lonesome little tune
For you.
(fiddle solo)
A little patch of grass, under the overpass,
I'll rest for hours, amid the flowers,
Just a tiny bird with a little song
And when the sun comes up, I'll be long gone

--
Scattered Leaves

Don't you go looking so surprised, baby don't you look so stunned
Didn't I tell you that a cold november'd come?
And deliver the leaves from green to red,
To blowing in the wind stone dead

Well I never used to notice this awful quiet, mmmmh
And fall was just the calm before the next spring riot, mmmhh
Of wildflowers and lunatic rivers -
Sweat jumping off of the skin of love givers, mmh (in the park)

Scattered leaves don't lie
Aw' now baby, baby, quit your cryin'
Like everything that ever mattered, scit-scat scattered
Like every love word you heard
But that's just the way when you walk your days
In the beauty of this world
(repeat)

Pretty little disappointments all in a row
Been about a year since you disappeared through my door
And now you come back with your head on straight,
But I got no love or hate left for you, girl

You must be the daughter of the late, late rose - I'm November's son
And I'm here to tell you, honey, ooh what's done is done
Yeah, I been claimed by the wind and the rain
There ain't no going back, naw there ain't no going back again (for us
now)

Repeat chorus -- Scattered leaves don't lie……

--
Hello Love

Hello love my old friend
Sure is good to see you again
I stood out, on the road
Just a watchin' the cars
A come and go
I felt empty, I felt bare
I really thought that I could not care
All the leaves are soaking wet
How succulent a little spring day gets
If you kiss me once
Out here in the rain
We'll go back and start all over again
So lift up every voice and sing
Sing to the tree tops
And everything
Say hello love
My old friend
Sure is nice
To see you again

--
Nobody Cares For Me (w/Jolie)

Lonesome is I, I wished I could die
Nobody cares for me
Lonesome is I, I wished I could die
Nobody cares for me

It was a bright moonlight night, the moon shining bright
When you and I made love
Your heart wasn't true, I'll say unto you
I'm more like a turtle-dove

Lonesome is I, wished I could die
Nobody cares for me
Lonesome is I, wished I could die
Nobody cares for me

I'm coming home, no more to roam
Darling I'm coming home
I'm coming home, no more to roam
Darling I'm coming home

Down in the pasture, where the birds are singing
You can't hear nothing but what the birds are saying
Down in the pasture, where the birds are singing
You can't hear nothing but what the birds are saying

It was a bright moonlight night, the moon shining bright
When you and I made love
Your heart wasn't true, I'll say unto you
I'm more like a turtle-dove

Lonesome is I, wished I could die
Nobody cares for me
Lonesome is I, wished I could die
Nobody cares for me

--
Out Of The Wilderness

Tell me how did you feel, when you come out of the wilderness?
How did you feel, when you come out of the wilderness?
How did you feel, when you come out of the wilderness?
Lean and lonely Lord

Well, I felt like shouting, when I came out of the wilderness
I felt like shouting, when I came out of the wilderness
I felt like clapping, when I came out of the wilderness
Leaning on the Lord

Well, I told everybody, when I come out the wilderness
I told everybody, when I come out the wilderness
I told everybody, when I come out the wilderness
Lean and lonely Lord

Tell me how did you feel, when you come out the wilderness?
How did you feel, when you come out the wilderness?
How did you feel, when you come out the wilderness?
Lean and lonely Lord

Well, I felt like shouting, when I come out the wilderness
I felt like shouting, when I come out the wilderness
I felt like shouting, when I come out the wilderness
Lean and lonely Lord

Well, I told everybody, when I come out the wilderness
I told everybody, when I come out the wilderness
I told everybody, when I come out the wilderness
Lean and lonely Lord

--
Song For R.

You see people coming from all sides
With their broken hearts and hollow eyes
And you try to love but it's easier to hate
When the seed that was planted was watered too late
Oooh oh child
Oooh oh child
Your roots stretch down to grow up wild
Roots stretch down to grow up wild
It was late last night when the doorbell rang
My brother in some trouble
He stood shaking on the doorstep in the rain
With a freight train pounding in his veins
And I took him in and cleaned him up
Gave him some water and I put him to bed
Then I cried for the sadness of his life
And his lonely struggle with addiction
Friends say oh what a shame
Mum says no one but himself to blame
But I don't want to play that game
'cos I know the truth is not so plain
Call it a hard life or a lack of love
Call it passed down from his father
Call it lack of faith in god above
There are no easy answers
He is just a child
He is just a child
Arms stretched out for love
Arms stretched out for love
Arms stretched out for love

--
What Are They Doing In Heaven Today

I'm thinking of friends whom I used to know
Who lived and suffered in this world below
They're gone up to heaven, but I want to know
What are they doing there now?

What are they doing in heaven today
Where sin and sorrow have all gone away?
Peace is flowing like a river, they say
Oh, what are they doing there now?

There are some whose hearts were burdened with care
They spent their moments all frightened and scared
They clung to the cross in trembling and fear
But what are they doing there now?

What are they doing in heaven today
Where sin and sorrow have all gone away?
Peace is flowing like a river, they say
Oh, what are they doing there now?

There's some who were poor and often despised
Who looked up towards heaven with tear-blinded eyes
The people were heedless and deaf to their cries
But what are they doing there now?

What are they doing in heaven today
Where sin and sorrow have all gone away?
Peace is flowing like a river, they say
Oh, what are they doing there now?
But what are they doing there now?

--
Crow Waltz
[instrumental]

--
When Doves Cry

Dig if you will the picture
Of you and I engaged in a kiss
The sweat of your body covers me
Can you, my darling, can you picture this?

Dream if you can a courtyard
An ocean of violets in bloom
Animals strike curious poses
They feel the heat, the heat between me and you

How can you just leave me standing?
Alone in a world so cold?
Maybe I'm just too demanding
Maybe I'm just like my father too bold
Maybe you're just like my mother
She's never satisfied
Why do we scream at each other
This is what it sounds like when doves cry

Touch if you will my stomach
Feel how it trembles inside
You've got the butterflies all tied up
Don't make me chase you, even doves have pride

How can you just leave me standing?
Alone in a world so cold?
Maybe I'm just too demanding
Maybe I'm just like my father too bold
Maybe you're just like my mother
She's never satisfied
Why do we scream at each other
This is what it sounds like when doves cry

Douglas Brick / dbrick@kom.net
Fri Nov 17 22:38:28 PST 2017