YOUTH AND YOUNG MANHOOD [2003]


Red Morning Light

You know you could've been a wonder
Taking your circus to the sky
You couldn't take it on the tight rope
No you had to take it on the side
You always like it undercover
Tucked in between your dirty sheets
But no one's even done nuttin' to you
In between the hollers and the screams
And I said nah nah hey hey
Another dirty bird ain't giving out a taste
In the black of the night Ďtill the red morning light

You got your cozy little corner
All night you're jamming on your feet
Hanging out just like a street sign
And put a twenty dollar trick
I hear you're blowiní like a feather
And then they rub it in your face
Oh once they've had all their fun hun
You're at the bottom of the cage

And I said nah nah hey hey
Another dirty bird ain't giving out a taste
In the black of the night till the red morning light
And I said nah nah hey hey you're givin' all your cinnamon away
That's not right

Hey hey another dirty bird ain't givin' out a taste
Uh hey keep on givin' away and givin' it away
Hey hey you're givin' all your cinnamon away
Hey hey you're givin' all your cinnamon away

Happy Alone

On our way, so it seems, blooming flowers waltz before me
Rolling numbers, passing time, got to get outside the city
In the morning all will see, just how crazy young love can be
On our own away again, don't get down my darling

I'm gonna tangle my face hair, Iím gonna tickle your daughter
3 o'clock and the morning, they all cry to me,
I'll be prancin' around in my high heels, and your cherry red lipstick,
Look out your window I'm on your street

Miles away, so unclear, almost lost it in Montana
Lets pull over, have us a choke
I love to watch you when your dancing
I wonder if they ever dream, they would get just what we gave them
All wrapped up in being 19, chasing stars that are falling

When that train heads home
They're gonna be so gone gone, you ainít never gonna see me
Iím a gone gone, you ainít nothing to me
When they shine them streets, they're gonna find our song

Wasted Time

It's your life
Don't you let them tell you when to bat your eyes
You're the only one who's gonna sacrifice
Makes no difference if you're right or wrong
Take that ride
But I want your little sister by your side
Maybe little later we can all collide
Do our livin' like a rollin' stone

Time on me is wasted time (3x)
Time on me is wasted
Innocent smile
Runnin' free
Baby's gonna give it like it used to be

Show your face
Livin' in the shadows like you got no name
Enough to make a little girly go insane
Be my guest to let it out tonight
But it's ok
I know all about the little games you play
Shakin' your apple right in my face
Only when you know that I'm begging fort a bite

So won't you show your face - show your face
Your little apple shake - show your face
I know the love you gave - show your face
I know the love you take - show your face

Joeís Head

Blistered cracked and bleeding
Cold no one should know
Rain falls down a freezing
And sticking like a snow
Lingering suspicions
Screaming in my head
Lies all mixed up with omissions
Aw welcome home again
It's too late for apologies they're falling at my feet

This is just the way of the world Joe said
I had to put a bullet into his head
Then lit up a cigarette
Decided to call his fat friend Fred
Well he said Fred i just killed a man
I caught him laying with my girlfriend
And now they're both dead
People can be so cold when they're dead

Calling all the neighbors
Time to make amends
Whiskey floods the table
Aw good friends 'til the end
They're making silly faces and it's tasting bitter sweet

Trani

Dirty belly of a secret town
Cheap trick hookers that are hanging out at the bar in the Greyhound station
And the bare-chested boys are going down, another thing that the momma believes
Pack of smokes and a little bump of cocaine, help you feel not so strange

Said old Pa, ďShe donít get off, unless somebody standing near.Ē
ďAnd sheíll shine, once sheís crossed the line, cause all tied to the chair.Ē
I said, ďLay it on the ground, throw in a white noise sound, like a tranny on a ten.Ē

All the bubbas got their heads in a nod, they donít know what they love or deserve to get
Chances are they tab their worm in a slab, doesnít even know which fish that he like to bite tonight, ah tonight, tonight, tonight

Ah maybe, Said old Pa, ďShe donít get off, unless somebody near her.Ē
ďAnd sheíll shine, once sheís crossed the line, hands all tied to the chair.Ē
I said, ďLay it on the ground, throw in a white noise sound, like a tranny on a ten.Ē
Comes home on call, isnít that peace, fingers in the dirt, and heís spitting out his teeth (2x)

Said old Pa, ďShe donít get off, unless somebody standing near.Ē
ďAnd sheíll shine, once sheís crossed the line, cause all tied to the chair.Ē
I said, ďLay it on the ground, throw in a white noise sound, like a tranny on a ten.Ē

I said, ďLay it on the ground, throw in a white noise sound, like a tranny on a ten.Ē

California Waiting

Little Mona Lisa laying by my side
Crimson and Clover pulling overtime
I feel too close to be losing touch
By giviní in, what am I giving up?
Am I losing way too much?

Hey! California waiting
Every little thing is gotta be just right
Say! While youíre tryiní to save me
I cannot get back my lonely life

Iím going so fast that I canít slow down
Itís hard to get up when youíre spinning round and round
Iíd give you the news but nothing is changed
Iíd sing you a song but they blew it away
All wrapped up in this stupid ass game

Spiral Staircase

Spiral Staircase going down,
Paint your body red and brown,
On our knees, we'll feast on tha sex show.
Spiral Staircase! Spiral Staircase!
Greasy haircuts, a German Chinese girl,
Is gone keep ya'll busy, tugging at my curl,
A get your ass together,
You better walk, walk, walk, a by walking, we cannot run!
A they all came to party, and there's four to every stall,
It gets frus-ta-rating, a just a pissing on this wall,
Seems like there's another story bangin',
Around every step you fake.
Spiral Staircase going down,
Paint your body red and brown,
On our knees, we'll feast on a sex show.
Spiral Staircase! Spiral Staircase!
A they all came to party, and there's four to every stall,
It gets frus-ta-ratin', a just a pissin' on this wall,
Seems like there's another story banging,
Around every step you fake.

Mollyís Chambers

Free - is all that she could bleed
Thatís whyíll sheíll never stay
White - bare naked in the night
And looking for some play
Just another girl that wants to rule the world
Any time or place
And when she gets into your head
You know sheís there to stay

You want it, sheís got it
Mollyís Chambers gonna change your mind
Sheís got your your pistol
Mollyís Chambers gonna change your mind

Slow - Sheís burning in your soul
With whispers in your ear
Itís okay Iíll give it anyway
Just get me out of here
Youíll plead - youíll get down on your knees
For just another taste
And when you think sheís let you in
Thatís when she fades away

Genius

Everybody wants to be a showman
Yeah they all got another one
Everybody thinks they got a genius
Everybody got me on the run
Sometimes I think they come here
Just so you can say that you can
And I can't get alone in my bathroom
I need to give myself a hand

Ya'll cuh-cuh-cuh-creepin'
Creepin' underneath my skin
Fuck you and your flashbulbs
Snappin' my picture again
You drank all my whiskey
You stole all my smoke
And you're crowded all around me
Like I got nowhere to go

Eyes are gonna roll back
I'm here to kill
Time for you to go
I'm-a-gon' spill
It ain't yo fast train
I'll be the king runnin' near the wheel
I ain't lookin' to make no deals here no

You keep stickin' to me like a prickly porcupine
You're gettin' your information from the grocery checkout line
Are you through confessin' of your little girl obsession
'Cause I was only messin' and I had a little time

Dusty

Dusty and you are, dirty from chain
Lips of your kisses, are sticking like tape
Woke you at sunrise, cold as a grave
Iíll cut you some flowers, now donít be afraid

Iím looking for something, just sink in my teeth without any crying
But I canít find no place or nothing, where thrills are cheap and love is divine

Home by the river, tall grass and fields, pond of willow oak, well for to kneel
Dusty O Dusty, decision night, donít be so pretty, all laced up in white

Where thrills are cheap, and love is divine

Holy Roller Novocaine

My darling you look lovely
Iíve come to lay you down
Uncover your head and submit to me
Weíll make a joyful sound
I donít care if youíre by yourself
Or youíre all alone when you need my help
Keep that smile on your pretty face
Cause you donít have much I canít take away

Donít you worry baby
You wonít feel a thing
Close your eyes
Holy Roller Novocaine

Lordís gonna get us back (x4)
I know, I know
Lordís gonna get us back (x4)

Youíll be heariní me cominí
But I canít come inside
Iíll be out back in my white Cadillac
Wonít you join me for a ride
Will go up to the mountain top
There Iíll show all the goods I got
Donít look back keep your eyes ahead
This could be the night that the moon goes red

Repete refr„o

All the world is moaning
And baby so am I
Iím just giviní you warning
And Iím telling you why

Lordís gonna get us back (x4)
I know, I know

Talihina Sky

Weeds blow tall on a broken train track
Ruth B. draws we're fixing to get high
Maybe we'll hit the bluffs and find ourselves the same old rum

But everydoby says this place is beautiful
And you'd be so crazy to say goodbye
But everything's the same, this town is pitiful
And I'll be getting out as soon as I can fly

Life goes by on a Talihina sky

The hopped up boys are looking for their trouble
The knocked up girls, well they've got their share
Ruth seems out of her mind, swears she won't give in this time

Wicker Chair

In your little white wicker chair
Unsuspicious and nobody cares for you
You're so fucked up again
You laugh at nothing in the pouring rain
Try to tell yourself you're not insane
You fool, I hate you sometimes

Hey! You know it ain't coincidental that you're lost in place
It's dripping off your face, and you're losing your precious mind

Send me a postcard if you get that far
You got a couple pennies in your rusty jar
The truth you've been gone for awhile
And it's hard looking at you when you look that way
With your one night stands and your sleep all days
Ooh you're such a slut sometimes

Hey! You know it ain't coincidental that you're lost in place
It's dripping off your face, and you're losing your precious mind

You're losing your mind.


AHA SHAKE HEARTBREAK [2004]


Slow Night, So Long

Slow night so long, sheís freching out the flavor,
Sheís 17 but I done went and plum forgot it

No tears are gone theyíre pooling on the table,
No tears are gone theyíre leaving their mark behind

So far so good sheís absolutely wasted,
Sheís hanging up and changing her story around

I just donít know where leading ladies come from,
I just donít known where they can be found

Sheís opened up just like she really knows me,
I hate her face, but enjoy the company

Iíll take you home, or back to Oklahoma,
Youíre not so nice, but the sex sells so cheap

Rise and shine all you gold-digging mothers,
Are you too good to tango with the poor poor boys

King of The Rodeo

Heís so the purity, a shaven and a mourning,
And standing on a pigeon toe, in his disarray

Straight in the picture pose,
Heís coming around to meet you

And screaming like a battle cry, itís more if I stay

Me and your cold, driving in the snow,
Let the good times roll, let the good times roll
Cowgirl king of the rodeo, let the good times roll,
Let the good times roll

How dare you come to me like Withnail for a favour,
Hold on my fairy tale youíre trying to start

Take off your overcoat, youíre staying for the weekend,
And swaying like a smokey grey, a drink in the park.

Good time roll on

Taper Jean Girl

Aha shake taper jean girl with a motel face
Aha shake bury your eyes in a secret place
Aha shake black as night on a Sunday

Cunts watch their bodies, no room for make up,
I think heís tasted, tasted the watcher

Heartbreak knockiní Ďem down like the 7th grade,
Heartbreak, cigarettes and songs, with a winterís chafe
Heartbreak keep like my daughter, and a run away

Aha shake tapered jean girl kills me

Pistol of Fire

Pistol of fire, pistol of fire,
Pistol of fire, shattered the frame
Go hug your sister, go love your sister
Go hug your sister one in the same

Aiyah where is it you want to take me,
Aiyah where is it you want to go Aiyah
Wrapping up the morningís coming
Aiyah home before the rooster crows

I feels the water out in the cool grass
Down in the meadow under the tree
Itís gonna tickle, youíre gonna giggle
Itís gonna tickle, tickle for free

Milk

Salty leave, salty leave

Tell me the one about the friend you knew,
And the last good night that we tasted too.

Salty leave,
Saty for me, stay for me.

We drank wine in the matinee
And the spotlight showed what I chased away

Stay for me

She saw my comb over, her hourglass body
She has problems with drinking milk
And being school tardy
Sheíll loan you her toothbrush
Sheíll bartend your party

Kill me, kill me

I called and I called, but I canít get through,
Said heís on his own, but his own is you

Kill me, kill me

The Bucket

Iíll be the one to show you the way
Youíll be the one to always complain
3 in the morning come a bang, bang, bang
All out of fags and I just canít wait
Cancel the thing that I said I do,
I donít feel comportable talking to you
Unless you got the sipper fixed on my shoe,
Then Iíll be in the lobby drinking for two

18, balding, star, Golden, fallen, heart

Look at the shakyís whatís with the blush,
Fresh off the place in my fuzzy rush
Everyoneís gathered to idolize me,
I hate the way you talk your Japanese scream
Itís been too long since I left the shed,
You kick the bucket and Iíll swing my legs
Always remember the pact that we made,
Too young to die, but old is a grave

Iím a gonna show the way

Soft

I used to see you every day
Used to see you every day
I danced around your folk and sould
I danced to all your fucking soul
I left you with your nose bleediní
And your toes creepiní around
Ahhh so mundane and incomplete
Hand me down my pants and get me off this street

Iím passed out in your garden,
Iím in I canít get off so soft
Iím in I canít get off so soft
Iíd pop myself in your body,
Iíd come into your party but Iím soft

Behind the fringe of a whiskey high
Mutilating cat like eyes,
And in your noise blood decadence
You try to drag me into your bohemian dancing
You paint my fingers and you paint my toes,
You let your perfect nipple show

Razz

Just like the girlies back at corner stone,
Wash my bugle boy watching my throne

Sweet mutilation of a sold to nothing man,
Lord have mercy shake is falling through your hand

Razz the kid

Because you love me Iím the chosen one,
These are the days to not be having no fun

I listen back what you told me before,
Just tell me where to come, Iíll knock down the door.

Day Old Blues

Toss me a breath, when you hold me down,
Hot like a razor on my face
Somethingís growing that donít help me now,
Paging the doctor just in case

Low and behold, things are killing me,
Silly expectation of a dream
Girls are gonna love the way I toss my hair
Boys are gonna hate the way I seem

Day old, day old, day old
Day old, day old day old blues

Peach Christmas lights spitting German ling,
Feels like a fast or homeless sleep
At least thereís a record that Iíll love to play,
Dreaming about a place Iíll never see

Betty, Betty, Annie is a praying,
Baby with a man like lung

Smell her crying fighting back a fever
Mad as hell give up

Four Kicks

Huffman donít take no nonsense,
Heís here to rectify
Heís got his black belt buckle,
And the red manís fire in his eye

You with your switchblade posse,
Iíll get my guns from the south,
Weíll take to the yard like a cockfight
Four Kicks whose strutting now.

This party is overrated,
But there ainít shit else to do.
Sheís a loviní on the boy from the city
Iíll be loviní him under my shoe

Velvet Snow

Walking like youíre stuck in velvet snow,
Walking like youíre stuck in velvet snow
Start in your story and Iíll go
Walking like youíre stuck in velvet snow

Glowing Ďcause youíre sweating on the floor,
Glowing Ďcause youíre sweating on the floor
Dancing like youíll never dance no more,
Glowing Ďcause youíre sweating on the floor

And then you go, and when you go,
You get to going way too fast, and Iím so slow
Turn out the lights, sheís coming to fight,
And then sheíll go

Death row smoking getting to your face,
Death row smoking getting to your face
Showing off your something shaved and lacy,
Death row smoking getting to your face

Little Jo, she warned me not to call you,
Stoked that you were carrying some bad news
Leave it up to me and Iíll just drown you,
Out into the city where you come from.

Rememo

On a place on a place
Off to see the city girls again
Only bringing what to carry on,
So that you know I wonít be long
Dripping beards as cold as hell
And the motherfuckers gonna go to jail

Honestly I can see
The giggling virgin overlooking me
Trying to put together what to say
Although it wouldnít matter anyway

This rememo is set for home
Itís personal but they need to know
Iím overdue another round,
To garin control and take me down
Youíre all tired up as you should be
And Iíll be cutting out naturally
Dripping beards as cold as jail
And the motherfuckers gonna go to hell

This rememo is set for home
Itís personal but they need to know

Where Nobody Knows

With hands in the air you look like the girl at the fare with the bubbly eyes.
Stonewashed shoe pulling at a rock but the rock don't compromise,
Come up to me say why are you so skinny and pretty for a boy?
Said thanks for the insults and compliments
You'll never forget my face no more
I can't hardly reach you and I know it's getting harder to be you.
So i'll be dropping you where nobody knows,
City ought to take you,
It would take a little second to break you
So I'll be dropping you where nobody knows,
I'll be dropping you where nobody knows.
Looking pretty keen sitting on a swing,
That don't mean a thing at all,
Heals on my feet,
Are barkin like a pack of dogs,
Siccin' on a coon in a stall.
Take it for your word, take it for a ride,
Take it for the evening dead or alive,
Warming up the car packing as the pilots play.
I can't hardly reach you and I know it's getting harder to be you,
So I'll be dropping you where nobody knows,
City ought to take you,
It would take a little second to break you,
So I'll be dropping you where nobody knows,
I'll be dropping you where nobody knows - Jessica
Head like a stone,
Stoned like a rock,
Clogging up your nose again,
Papa's a searching,
Devil is a knocking,
Chills runnin' up my skin,
Here goes now.

Head To Toe

Oh! He's such a sucker from her head to her toes
Oh! He's such a sucker from her head to her toes
Causation, Mississippi related, he's searching for the softball diamond

Prancing like a badass who never seen a church house,
Another jolly face in the choir

He's sticking on and kissing his mouth
Oh! He's such a sucker from her head to her toes
Oh! He's such a sucker from her head to her toes

Screaming at the cousin that never gets no loving
The hairy monkeys covered tonight
Falling over tables, a black eye with no way home
And pouting underneath the street lights

He's sticking on and kissing his mouth
Oh! He's such a sucker from her head to her toes
Oh! He's such a sucker from her head to her toes
And no one seems to like it out loud
Oh! He's such a sucker from her head to her toes
Oh! He's such a sucker from her head to her toes


BECAUSE OF THE TIMES [2007]


Knocked Up

I donít care what nobody says weíre gonna have a baby
Taking off in a Coup deVille sheís buckled up on navy
She donít care what her momma says no sheís gonna have my baby
Iím taking all I have to take because taken gonna shape me
People call us renegades because we like living crazy
We like taking on the town because people are getting lazy
I donít care what nobody says no Iím going to be her lover
Always mad and usually drunk but I love her like no other
And the doctor seems to say he donít know where weíre gonna go
Iím a ghost and I donít think I quite know where weíre gonna go
People call us renegades because we like living crazy
We like taking on the town because people are getting lazy
I donít care what nobody says no Iím going to be her lover
Always mad and usually drunk but I love her like no other
And her daddy seems to say he donít know where weíre gonna go
Iím a ghost and I donít think I quite know where weíre gonna go

Charmer

Wow! Sheís such a charmer oh no
Wow! Sheís such a charmer oh no
Why sheís always looking at me?
Why sheís always looking at me?
Wow! Sheís such a charmer oh no, oh no
Wow! She stole my karma oh no
Sold it to the farmer oh no
Why sheís always looking at me?
Why sheís always looking at me?
Wow! Sheís such a charmer oh no, oh no
Born in West Virginia oh no
Married to the preacher oh no
Why sheís always looking at me
Why sheís always looking at me
Wow! Sheís such a charmer oh no, oh no.

On Call

She said call me now baby and Iíd come a running
She said call me now baby and Iíd come a running
If you call me now baby Iíd come a running
Iím on call to be there
One and all to be there
And when I fall to pieces
Lord you know Iíll be there waiting
Iím gonna borawl so be there
One for all weíll be there
And when they fall to pieces
Lord you known Iíll be there laughing
Iíd come a running

McFearless

Strain living with a name they get the best of me
But Iím no walker away
I DONíT complain I got much to gain they so they keep testing me
And I keep feeding their face
They could go off and hit the road and what would I care
Hell I ainít going nowhere
I got the reigns and courage I was made of
And theyíve got fake love
So I know I must show itís my show
I must go with my soul
Not my hand where I stand
Itís my role, itís my soul
Pearls and necklaces and girls and all the pretty things
I ainít seeking to have
Itís safe to say if I donít get this out of me
Might quite easily
End up dead or just mad
Cross my tís and try to dot my iís
But thatís just blinding me and I ainít living that way
I roll my sleeves to make a better man of me or I might easily
Just give up on this show
Itís my show
I must go with my soul
Not my hand where I stand
Itís my role, itís my soul
I must show, itís my show,
I must go, with my soul,
Not my hand, where I stand,
Itís my role, itís my soul, itís my show

Black Thumbnail

My cold cold sailor heart says get on your way
I ainít too proud to say but thatís how Iím made
Iíll be that person till my dying day
I try so awful hard but I canít change
From runways to the road I ramble alone
This thumbnail size of heart is as black as coal
Though beauty it still brings me to my knees
Donít waste a tear on me itís my disease
Donít leave no smell on me
Those preppy boys in blue they make fun of us
So we take it to the street because we are an ornery curse
But weíre not here to make your children bleed
Weíre here to cover ground with a tumbleweed
Donít take these boots off me when you think Iím dead
Iíll still be running from the demon in my head
Iíll be that person till my dying day
I try so awful hard but I canít change

My Party

Itís raining on old yellow and itís carving a path
So now weíre on our way
Itís taking us on journeys where we wipe away frowns amongst a crowded place
So why you never call me no you never seem to call me
Now that Iím OK
Iíll beat you in the end and every time you turn around here will come the coming of age
Ooh she saw my party
My cocky look emerges when you question my moves
Because you ainít got no taste
Youíre talking about my baby
I could flip you upside down and I could mop this place
So why you never saw me, no you never seen my calling right in front your face
Iíll smoke you in the end and donít you ever turn around
Because hereís that coming of age

True Love Way

I want in like a substitute
Iíve been working awful hard for you
But you donít say you just hold your breath
So I canít touch what I havenít yet
Sheís a cold one and it hurts me so
Itís a dark path and a heck of a toll
She could kill me just like she did before
Weíd be so free Ė Happy alone
Sharing a smile so far from home
Pushing and pulling weight
Itís the hard part but the true love way
Girl youíre wanted like a wanted man
With your smart mouth and your killer hand
We could both share all that I have made
For a young man itís a heck of a wage
And I feel crazy when I see your face
ĎCause weíd be so free Ė Happy alone
Sharing a smile so far from home
And we would laugh, laugh till we cried
Making up songs youíre making me lie
People say our babies are walking this town
People say our babies are walking this town
People say our babies are just wondering around
People say our babies are walking

Ragoo

And I want to say hereís to me to go and change the world
And I want to play until they are kicking down the door
And Iíll be alright as long as I ainít seen as all
And Iím holding tight to that night we had a ball, we had a ball
Hereís to the kids out there smoking in the streets
Theyíre way too young but Iím way too old to preach
They know it all but they still ainít seen the truth
Just play my song and I will show it all to you
Either way you caught me whilst a lying
You caught me whilst a lying
You caught me with my pants down
My pawpawís slave had to go and fight the war
He beat them all and then he took them all to court
My pawpaw called and he said do you remember me?
Now heís working awful hard in his factory
We ainít even been to the ocean
Weíve been running barefoot the streams
We ainít even been to the ocean

Fans

Homegrown rock to the rhythm and bop to the beat of the radio
You ainít got the slang but you got the face to play the role and
You can play with me
And all the bros
Try for the courage and try for charity tight clothes
Sheís got a hat and all the hat says is asshole
Sheíll be bobbing to me
Pretty hairdos and those lipstick kisses blown yeah thatís the right move
Make me feel like Iím the one who moves you
The only one you see
Now take it down and donít you let those tears quench the thirsty ground
And donít you be so scared that you canít make a sound
Make a sound for me
All of London sing
Because England swings and they sure love the tales I bring
Those raining days they ainít so bad when youíre the king
The king they want to see
The king they want to be

The Runner

Our time as we go
We know our times will change
I talk to Jesus
Jesus he says Iím OK
Pushing and jumping
Jumping the mountain range
Burning up the railroad
Railroad from hell to Maine
Why does she say sheís on her own?
Iíll be pacing on the phone
Taking numbers taken blame
Awful sick and tired of the game
She comes from nothing
Hoping for a trace of fame
Sheís got a birthmark
Birthmark the shape of Maine
And itís cold
And itís cold
And itís cold when youíre near
Itís cold when youíre nearing the bottom
Our time as we go
We know our times will change
Iíll talk to Jesus
Jesus everyday

Trunk

What Iíve got Ė well she wants
A hurt nose a tight knot
And Iíve got one mile to go
On down the road, on down the road
What sheís got Ė hell I want
And she knows what Iím not
And Iíve got one mile to go
On down the road, on down the road
And she sang, woo..
What sheís got Ė hell I want
And she knows when Iím not
And Iíve got one mile to go
On down the road, on down the road.

Camaro

She looks so cool in her new Camaro
Itís black as coal and it goes boy it go go goes
I ver my bike next to her Camaro
And when I bite on her smile the sheíll blow and she blows
Iím making eyes through my sharp sunglasses
Sheís such a brat now Iím packing her cigarettes
I guess Iíll take off these great sunglasses
And make her look me in the eyes before sheís taken away

Arizona

That taste all I ever needed
All I ever wanted too dumb to surrender
She shakes like the morning railway
Checking me out with someone on her shoulder
The lamp flickers in the bedroom
She must feel as awkward whorehouse Arizona
And I go
Stand up to a giant
Say that Iím a fighter
Too drunk to remember
My face is laying on the pavement
Tasting something awful
I hate when that happens
And she waves
Thinking that itís sexy
She must be plum crazy
I kind of think I like her
Kind of think I do.

My Third House

How many souls will it take?
How many necks will you break?
I say, gimme the bones away
Gimme that little old shape
I say, hey! I'm sober from a bar
But you don't try me
Showed you my car
But I don't drive

Let me get away
On a holiday
We could, tire the ones we know
Gonna tie right on
I say, hey! I'm sober from a bar
But you don't try me
Showed you my car
But I don't drive

Tell me things we knew
Tell me down my back
We could, live dusty in town
When the sun goes down
I say, hey! I'm sober from a bar
But you don't try me
I showed you my car
But I don't drive

I say, hey! I'm taken it back
Like you don't know
You blow me away
When you don't try.

Woo Hoo

Love The Days
She's gone for the moment
I don't know wich way she was going
Lord, it's been
A long warm November
I know now she acts like her mother
I've been holding on here forever
And I don't know where she's going
But hopefully she knows not to come back now

Kicking the door get on the floor
Went on a woman prowl - woo hoo
Sucking and kiss the night away
When I'm taking back that - woo hoo
Baby you know, that I could just sail away

Gone away, so gone in the moment
Still can't tell which way she was going
Shaping up and growing right on me
Taking my advice like her father
I've been holding on here forever
And I don't know where she's going
But hopefully she knows not to turn around

Kicking the door get on the floor
Went on a woman prowl - woo hoo
Sucking and kiss the night away
When I'm taking back that - woo hoo
Baby you know, that I could just sail away

She's going to prowl when the storm comes
And it'll come, and it'll come, and it'll come
Instead she says, "Can't get none."


ONLY BY THE NIGHT [2008]


Closer

Straned in the spooky town
Stop lights are swaying and the phone lines are down
The floor is crackling cold
She took my heart [I think] she took my soul
With the moon I run far from the carnage of the fiery sun
Driven by the strangle of veins
Showing me no mercy I'd do it again
Open up your eyes you keep on crying baby I'll bleed you dry
The skies they blink at me
I see a storm bubbling up from the sea
And it's coming closer
Your shimi shook my bones
Leaving me strained all in my love on my own
Do you think of me? Where am I now babe where do i sleep?
It feels so good but I am an old
200 years of chasing taking its tool
And it's coming closer.

Crawl

Your fault my pride
Don't ever need to apologise
As your lips, unfold, shaking purpple from the cold
You better learn to crawl, you better learn to crawl
Before I walk away, before I walk away
You broke my mouth
The bloody bits are apitting out
Is your grave unscathed? The worm is couting down the day
The wants to see you crawl, he wants to see you crawl
Before I walk away before I wak away
The reds and the white and abused the crucified usa
As every prophecy unfolds
Hell is surely on its way

Sex On Fire

Lay where you're laying
Don't make no sound
I know they're all watching
All the commotion
The kiddie like play
Has people talking
You... [this] sex on fire
Dark of the alley
The breaking of the day
The head while I'm driving
Soft lips are open
Knuckles are pale
Feels like you're dying
Your sex is on fire
Consumed, with what's to transpire
Hot as a fever rattling bones
I can just taste it
If it's not forever, if it's just tonite
Oh, it's still the greatest
You, your sex is on fire

Use Somebody

I've been roaming around
Always looking down at all I see
Painted faces, fill the places I can't reach
You know that I could use somebody
Someone like you, and all you know and how you speak
Countless lovers under cover of the street
You know that I could use somebody, you know that I could use somebody, someone like you
Off in the night while you live it up I'm off to sleep
Waging wars to shake the poet and the beat
I hope it's gonna make you notice, someone like me, go and let it out
Someone like you (somebody)
I've been roaming around always looking down at all I see.

Manhattan

I like to dance all night
Summons the da,y but thatís how I play yeah, thatís how I play
I said who are you? Donít matter who you are
Just saw you dance all night and dance all day, I say
Weíre gonna build a fire, gonna stoke it up
Weíre gonna sip this wine and pass the cup
Who needs avenues? Who needs reservoirs?
Weíre gonna show this town, how to kiss these stars, I say
Weíre gonna hunt to kill, gonna skin the hide
A yelp and scream and away I ride
And every drop that spills on every plot of ground
Itís all for you, for what you found, I say
Itís gonna take your head, and gonna drive you home
Itís gonna keep on, keep on, keep on
And then forever roam

Revelry

What a night for a dance
You know that Iím a dancing machine
With a fire in my bones and the sweet taste of kerosene
I got lost in the light, so high I donít want to come down
To face the loss of the good thing that I had found
Woo hoo hoo
In the dark of the night I can hear you calling my name
With the harvest of hearts I still feel full of pain
So I drink and I smoke and I ask if youíre ever around
Even though it was me that drove us right in the ground
See the time we shared it was precious to me
But all the while I was dreaming of revelry
Born to run, baby run like a stream down a mountainside
With the wind at my back I donít ever even bat an eye
Just know it was you all along who had a hold of my heart
But the demon and me where the best of friends from the start
So the time we shared it was precious to me
All the while I was dreaming of revelry
And I told myself boy away you go
It rained so hard it felt like snow
Everything came tumbling down on me
In the back of the woods, in the dark of the night
The paleness of the hold moonlight
Everything just felt so incomplete dreaming of revelry

Seventeen

Oh, sheís only 17
Wine and wine and wound up over everything
Bloody Mary breakfast busting up the scene
Brothers frightened whenís a baby gonna sleep
Hidden ship two sails away
Itís a culmination of a story and a goodbye session
Itís the tick of our time and the tick in her head that makes me feel so strange
I could call you baby, I could call you dammit, Itís one in a million
Oh, itís the rolling of her Spanish tongue that makes me want to stay

Notion

Iíve got a notion to say what doesnít feel right
I got an answer in your story today
It gave me a sign that didnít feel right
Say, donít knock it, donít knock it, youíve been here before
So donít knock it, donít knock it, youíve been here before
I just wanted to know if I could go home
Iíve been rambling day after day
Everyone says I donít know
So donít knock, donít knock, youíve been here before
Iíve got a notion to say what doesnít feel right
I just wanted to know if I could go home
Say, donít knock it, donít knock it, youíve been here before

I Want You

Get back on track, pick me ups and bottles of booze
The fickle freshman, probably thinks heís cooler than you
A hay ride, a fire, everybodyís coming around
So go press your shirt, Ďcause word is thereís a new girl in town
I call shotgun, you can play your R&B tunes
The fellowship time, it always comes a little too soon
Land of the creeps, freshened up and baby faced shaved
But your eyes on me, and I know a place that we can get away
Just say ďI want youĒ just exactly like I used to
ĎCause baby this is only bringing me down
Homeboyís so proud, heís finally got the video proof
The night vision showed, she was only ducking the truth
Itís heavy, I know
The black cat with the gift down below
A choke and a gag, she spit up and came back for more
Just say ďI want youĒ just exactly like I used to
And baby this is only bringing me down
She said ďI want youĒ
I say ďI want youĒ

Be Somebody

Taking to the floor with a reach to the sky
I loosen my tie, I loosen my tie
Locking down the door with the rhythm and rhyme
I loosen my tie, I loosen my tie
Trying to recall what you want me to say
I shake it your way, I shake it your way
Counting on the night for a beautiful day
I shake it your way, I shake it your way
And I say you canít get enough, now you canít get enough
Given the chance, Iím gonna be somebody
If for one dance, Iím gonna be somebody
Open the door, itís gonna make you love me
Iím facing the floor, Iím gonna be somebody
Now is your time and you know where you stand
With a gun in your hand, with a gun in your hand
Now, no longer an ordinary man
Was this your big plan? Your gun in your hand
I say you canít get enough, now you canít get enough
Given the chance, Iím gonna be somebody
Just for one dance, Iím gonna be somebody
Open the door, itís gonna make you love me
Facing the floor, Iím gonna be somebody, be somebody

Cold Desert

Iím on the corner, waiting for a light to come on
Thatís when I know that youíre alone
Itís cold in the desert, water never sees the ground
Special unspoken without a sound
You told me you loved me
That Iíd never die alone
Hand over your heart, letís go home
Everyone noticed, everyone has seen the signs
Iíve always been known to cross lines
I never ever cried when I was feeling down
Iíve always been scared of the sound
Jesus donít love me and no one ever carried my load
Iím too young to feel this old
Hereís to you, hereís to me
On to us, nobody knows, nobody sees, nobody but me


COME AROUND SUNDOWN [2010]


The End

I donít want the street lights
Laughing at the grave
He swears heís gonna give it up
Itís never gonna be enough
I just wannabe there
When youíre all alone
Thinking about a better day
When you had it in your bones
This could be the ned
I see you in the evening
Sitting on your throne
Youíre playing with a fireball
And posted up against the wall
I just wanna hold you
Take you by your hand
And tell you that youíre good enough
Tell you whatís gonna be tough
This could be the end
Cos I ainít got a home
Running from the street lights
Shinning on the grave
Once youíve had the good stuff
Never gonna fill you up
I wanna be the one who
Gives them all a whirl
And gives them all the finger at it
Just a little taste of it
This could be the end
Cos I ainít got a home
Iíll forever roam
No I ainít got a home
Iíll forever roam

Radioactive

When the roll is called up a yonder
I hope you see me there
Itís in the water
Itís where you came from
When the crowd begins to wonder
And they cry to see your face
Itís in the waterÖ
Itís in the story
Itís where you came from
The sons and daughters
In all their glory
Itís gonna shape them
And when they clash
And come together
And start rising
Just drink the water
Where you came fromÖ Where you came from
Youíre the rose
That was called from yonder
Never sold yourself away
Itís in the water
Itís in the story
Itís where you came from
The sons and daughters
In all their glory
Itís gonna shape them
And when they clash
And come together
And start rising
Just drink the water
Where you came fromÖ Where you came from

Pyro

Single baook of matches
Gonna burn whatís standing in the way
Roaring down the mountain
Now they are calling on the fire brigade
Bury all the pictures
And tell the kids that Iím ok
If Iím forgotten
Theyíll remember me for today
I wonít ever be your corner stone
All the black inside me
Is slowly seeping from the bone
Everything I cherish
Is slowly dying or itís gone
Little shaken babies
And drunkards seem to all agree
Once the show gets started
Itís bound to be sight to see
I wonít ever be your corner stone
I donít want to be here holding on
Watch her roll
Can you feel it?
I wonít ever be your corner stone
I donít want to be here holding on
I wonít ever be your corner stone

Mary

Mary if you wanna
Iíll wave my right
Iíll be on the corner
Just passing time
No I wonít never once make you cry
Just a kiss oh Iíll miss your good bye
Weíll go to the disco
Weíll be a sight
Weíll dance like weíre boyfriends
In sheer delight
No I wonít never once make you cry
Just a kiss oh Iíll miss your good bye
No I wonít never once make you cry
Just a kiss oh Iíll miss your good bye

The Face

Beneath the dance hall lights
You seem a girl so sound
Lights up the ground
If you give up New York
Iíll give you Tennessee
The only place to be
The cowboyís burning eyes
Donít like your point of view
So donít you shy away
Ride out the wave
You had me holding on another time and place
Ride out the wave
Buried yourself away
The one and only face
Ride out the wave

The Immortals

The open road
The path of greatness
Itís at your fingers
Go be the one that keeps on fighting
Go be the stranger
Just put your foot in front the other
Crow like the rooster
Be all and all
Together something
Fear is a dangerÖ I say
Spill out on the streets of stars
Ride away
Find out what you are
Face to face
The windows are the perfect picture
Theyíre always changing
Go on get lost jump in the waters
When they are ragingÖ I say
Spill on the streets of stars
Ride away
Find out what you are
Face to face
Once youíve had enough
Carry on
Donít forget to love
Before youíre gone
Spill on the streets of stars
Ride away
Find out what you are
Face to face
Once youíve had enough
Carry on
Donít forget to love
Before youíre gone
Spill on the streets of stars
Ride away
Find out what you are
Face to face
Once youíve had enough
Carry on
Donít forget to love
Before youíre gone

Back Down South

Come on out and dance if you get the chance
Weíre gonna spit on the rivals
All I want to know is how far you want to go
Fighting for survival
Underneath the stars where we parked the cars
Ainít showing signs of stopping
Pretty little girls naked to their curls
Ready to lay in a coffin
If you want to go Iím gonna go
Iíve got a fire burning
Go on take my hand when we see the band
Babyís gonna be a big one
When we see the lights and we hear the fights
Itís gonna be a stunner
Iíve got something here if you give me one more beer
Iím gonna call the runner
I donít want to say what I have to say
Babe Iím kicking off now
If you want to go Iím gonna go
Iím going back down south now

Beach Side

Got an attitude
Thinking that itís always right
Blowing smoke rings
Making me wanna fight
Then I look back
At all the things Iíd ever done
And then I look up
Seeing that heís on the run
Seeing that heís on the run
Itís a big thing
Everything your heart desires
And now I have to
Try and outdo the fight
I caughr a big break
When playing in the role
I saw you laughing
Even though you know itís so
Even when youíre on the run

No Money

Wonít you give me something I need
Wonít you peel me off the street
Go and wet my tongue
Spit me up and break me a fever
Give me something I can believe in
Give me something to walk me away
Iím a waste of time
And all in all a waste of living
Wasted living
Canít you see me walking the walk
Iíve been down to the horns and back
And Iím way too tired of blowing out the burning candles
I got no money but I want you so
I got so much I cannot handle
I cannot handle
And all yhid pidding around
Cut loose in this fucking town
I ainít coming back
I got my ticket onto the next one
I got no money but I want you so
And I want

Pony Up

I got a razor sharp mind
That wants to cut you down
A little place in mind
Maybe I could bed you down
Pony up we got a ways to go
Set me up my friend
Iím running low
Oh if you take my hand Iím gonna get you outta here
The crash of bottles breaking and the swinging chandelier
In a rain of bullets and blood and snow
I saw the midnight coming and watched her go
In a rain of bullets and blood and snow
I saw the midnight come and I watched her go
Yeah I watched her go
I watched her

Birthday

Itís in the way she always calls me out
Itís in the cut of your pretty gown
Youíre come on legs and your panty hose
You look so precious in your bloody nose
Weíre gonna come together
Weíre gonna celebrate
Weíre gonna gather round like itís your birthday
I donít wanna know just what Iím gonna do
I donít care where you are going Iím coming along with you
Walking her home with a grassy feel
Falling and laughing at the drinks we spill
Just one of those nights that I have to share
Chasing your death without a care
Weíre gonna come together
Weíre gonna celebrate
Weíre gonna gather round like itís your birthday
I donít wanna know just what Iím gonna do
I donít care where you are going Iím coming along with you

Mi Amigo

I got a friend
Shows me all the good times
Tells me I look better
Chews me up and spits me out
And then walks my ass home
And sings a song
When Iím gone, gone, go on
That little friend
Shoots me up and downtown
When I canít get me drunk enough
To pick me out the pieces
Of a place a call home
To sing a song
Till Iím gone, gone, go on
No. Go on, go on, go on
Iíve got a friend
Helps me to get up again
Showers me in boozes
Tells me Iíve got a big old dick
And she wants my ass home
To sing a song
Till Iím gone, gone, go on, you know son
Go on, go on, go on, go on, go onÖ

Pickup Truck

Walk you home to see where you are living around and
I know this place
Pour yourself on me and you know
Iím the one that you wonít forget
In your denim eyes I see that something awry
And I see youíre a weak
When he comes around I see youíre fixing to shine and my face wonít speak
Hate to be so emotional
I didnít aim to get physical
But when he pulled in and revved it up
I said you call that a pick up truck
And in the moonlight
I throwed him down
Kicking screaming and rolling around
A little piece of a bloody tooth
Just so you know I was thinking of you
Trembling misery
And as a cold as a hole
I hug your bones and skin crackling woods gone white and my eye swoll up now
I can see the light