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OF THE FALL


1. Leaves of Grass

Understanding can be like a curse
You can't find the power to steer
Been walking with these memories
As unnatural as they are clear

And they carry me
Just like the ghost
That haunts the Christmas Mass
That's why I'm sifting through these leaves of grass.

I held my ground and I fought so hard
The devil came around
We've been dying by the foot just to build a lie
Stuck with the words we sound

Saw the tree of life burst into flames
And death came on so fast
Now I'm sifting through these leaves of grass.

And you carry the torch just to fan the flame
Your only hope is a thing of the past
I'm down by the river trying to catch my breath
Hoping that it's not my last

Soon the night will cast its shadow
And the first shall again be last
And I'll be sifting through these leaves of grass

 

2. When It's Time To Go


You always try to waltz to the tune
Won't you just walk with me
You know I can't dance
And you're too pretty to leave

When it's time to go
And I'm too drunk to fake
I'll just sing between the lines
Pay for whatever I take

Well I love the stars too much to curse the night
I love the road too well to ever say good night.

I crossed my heart before you
That was my only mistake
Could've tried your Tennessee Waltz
But the hour grew late.

The wind blows where it will
You can hear it moan
Where does it come from
Where does it go

Well I love the stars too much to curse the night
I love the road too well to ever say good night.

 

3. Sometimes It's You

I'll see a diamond
or I'll chase a rainbow
Catch the sunrise on the shore
Sometimes I'm happy, sometimes I'm lonely
Sometimes I'm down on the floor
Sometimes it's you babe; sometimes it's just somebody else.

Ain't no use crying
'cause I ain't leaving
Maybe I'm just standing by the door.
Sometimes it's water, sometimes it's wine
Sometimes it's whisky I adore.
Sometimes it's you babe; sometimes it's just somebody else.

Sometimes there's nothing that I can do at all
Nothing I can do to make a change.
Just when you think that it's all through and done
You wake up walking with your back to the sun.

My love follows
where the wind blows
There's always something I don't know.
Sometimes it's here, sometimes it's there
Sometimes there's no place I can go.
Sometimes it's you babe; sometimes it's just somebody else.

 

4. It Ain't Easy

You know it ain't easy livin' on the road this way
Been testing me one way or another day after day
I know I don't always say all the things you need to hear from me
Some things fly by that I don't ever get to see

You know it ain't easy, they say it ain't supposed to be
You know it ain't easy, you can't love it all away
You know it ain't easy, you play your best hand, you win
But that ain't easy to do.

The seeds ain't ever gonna spread and I've got so much left to do
The sun always comes up and I've got things I wanna find for you
Guess I should stop sometimes and say so much in simple words
But I've been moving so much I might have missed a couple turns

 

5. Some Dreams

Some dreams ain't real
Others come true
Some nights get lonely
When I can't find you

You've been on my side
But you were born on yours
And I lost some sleep
When you'd strum those chords.

You taught me that I ain't no rock
But I sure have to roll
And giving up your water
Is hard on the soul

Well my word's no sin
'cause truth never lies
Guess I'll always feel bad
When I see you cryin'

This life ain't for losers
It's too short to waste
You can only hope for a rainbow
When you're getting your taste

 

6. One Way Through the Door

Is it a different horse and rider or a different shade of blue
Do the same old stars tonight look over the same old me and you
Can you give yourself the chance to live the life you're loving
As if riding into danger with a price upon your soul

Well if lightning strikes the same place twice
That don't matter anymore
Sometimes winning feels like losing my friend
We've been down this dirty road before
There's only one way through the door

Can you shake hands with the devil and spit right in his eye
And know you told the truth before you ever thought a lie
We'd race to watch the sun go down or catch it when it's high
and miss the ones we love when we're looking for the reasons why

Well if lightning strikes the same place twice
That don't matter anymore
Sometimes winning feels like losing my friend
We've been down this dirty road before
There's only one way through the door

We've spent our lives searching for something that's been lost
We've bet a lot of hands before we ever knew the cost
We put our trust in this old road to know which way to go
And all our hope in whatever it is that makes the wind blow

 

7. When You Couldn't Walk the Line

 

Your boots don't sound the same from down the hall
The rain hurts in the spring than when it pours in fall
When I looked into your eyes, I should have read the sign
Before I climbed the mountain, when you couldn't walk the line.

Freight train sounds more lonely when it's rolling through the fog
Six days out of seven I'm working for a song
When I looked into your eyes, I should have read the sign
Before I climbed the mountain, when you couldn't walk the line.

Nine times out of ten, I'm right before I'm wrong
But on the seventh day he rested before I ever sang this song
When I looked into your eyes, I should have read the sign
Before I climbed the mountain, when you couldn't walk the line.

 

8. The One

Night fell hard this time
We always need someone to blame
I may be just a little bit crazy
But that's no reason to change

We've been up from the bottom
No closer to home than the top
Still just a few steps away
From a roll that won't ever stop.

We know the road we're walking
Has many below the one
If we look hard beneath the many we may
We may just find the one

We speak loud and with our hearts
We lay our money down
We see the stars in your eyes
We'll catch the last show in town

There's no time like now
To see the sun shining through
Watch the moonlight bright and high
Do right by me and by you

 

8. Moving Down the Road

 

I can hear the angels flying low, singing their songs
Moving down the road
Been holding on to something that they know, all night long
Moving down the road

As above, so below
And it's all we need to know

Walking through the sunshine and the rain, singing my song
Moving down the road
Trying to find my own heart and soul, all night long
Moving down the road

I can feel your dreams cross with mine, singing that song
Moving down the road
There's so much that we have left to find, all night long
Moving down the road

 


 

 

TEMPERANCE AND THE DEVIL

2. Santa Fe

Hello Santa Fe dream of dreams
I’ve come to know you again it seems
You caught me ridin’ low
Picked me up and let me go
And it’s hello Santa Fe dream of dreams

Night times the right time to laugh
It doesn’t have to cut you in half
You can sing all your songs
Sing them all night long
And it’s hello Santa Fe dream of dreams

And you never have to close your eyes
You might miss a sunrise
Then they’ll find you screaming in the hall
Banging your head against the wall
And it’s hello Santa Fe dream of dreams

Don’t you regret what you ain’t never saw
You ain’t supposed to know it all
Don’t ya fall on the tracks
So hard you can’t get back
And it’s hello Santa Fe dream of dreams

Hello Santa Fe dream of dreams
Down from your mountains and your blue eyed streams
You caught me ridin’ low
Picked me up and let me go
And it’s hello Santa Fe dream of Dreams

 

3. Things We Said

I chased after you ‘til you told me its alright
Now lately I’ve been thinking’ of you both day and night
I loved the way you walked and the way you looked at me
And I don’t know how we lost all the tings that we did see

Things we said, things we said, like we always do
Things we said, things we said, so many sweet words we said, things we said

I guess I’ve got my songs and you've got your books to teach
But I can’t believe your voice is out of my reach
I miss the places we went and the stops where we never stayed
And now I find these thoughts won’t fade away

Things we said, things we said, like we always do
Things we said, things we said, so many sweet words we said, things we said

Things we said, things we said, like we always do

Things we said, things we said, so many sweet words we said, things we said

Devil Singin' Backwards

I heard the devil singin’ backwards
To the demons in my head
And through the melancholy rain
I heard that devil go insane
The moment that I walked on and said

Won’t ya leave your light on for me
Baby I’m comin’ home
Been down through the canyons
And I’m comin’ home
Won’t ya leave your light on for me
Baby I'm comin’ home
I’ve been fightin’ through the cities
And I’m comin’ home, comin' home, comin’ home

I’ve been a prisoner in a war
But I escaped with my life
There’s been a stretch I’ve known
down every crooked road
That brings me back to from where I came

Won’t ya leave your light on for me
Baby I’m comin’ home
Been down through the canyons
And I’m comin’ home
Won’t ya leave your light on for me
Baby I'm comin’ home
I’ve been fightin’ through the cities
And I’m comin’ home, comin' home, comin’ home

I’ve loved the wild and the strange
Cause that leaves it up to fate
If I didn’t knock on every door
I’d still be lyin’ on the floor
Pullin’ down every arm that lent a hand

Won’t ya leave your light on for me
Baby I’m comin’ home
Been down through the canyons
And I’m comin’ home
Won’t ya leave your light on for me
Baby I'm comin’ home
I’ve been fightin’ through the cities
And I’m comin’ home, comin' home, comin’ home

7. Gone in the Morning

There’s these words
That I can’t get right
There’s a song that I can’t get tight

And it feels so wrong
All night long
But it’ll be gone in the morning
When the morning's right

There’s this man
Doin’ all he can
Planted his fields but his fields were dust

And it feels so wrong
All night long
But it’ll be gone in the morning
When the morning's right

There’s this stone
Layin’ all alone
Tossed in the rubble like a complete unknown

And it feels so wrong
All night long
But it’ll be gone in the morning
When the morning's right

Alone we lay
When it all goes away
Layin’ our work down for another day

And it feels so wrong
All night long
But it’ll be gone in the morning
When the morning's right

There’s this thought
That can’t be taught
Or spoken in words any man has caught

And it feels so wrong
All night long
But it’ll be gone in the morning
When the morning's right



FEELING OUT OF TIME

 

1. I Knew I'd See You Again

I saw you again
And it felt so good
Until it took too much
Like I knew that it would
I loved you as much
As anyone could
I guess I still love you more
Than maybe I should

I knew I’d see you again
Walking in the street
Breaking my nerves
As you smile so sweet

If I could take it slow
I could take it fine
And there’d be nothing to show me
That isn’t already mine
But things can turn so fast
When there not taken slow
The pillars have fallen all around me
When I should have known

I knew I’d see you again
Walking in the street
Breaking my nerves
As you smile so sweet

 

2. It Only Breaks My Heart

It only breaks my heart
But I still need her most
This roads so cold and dark
And I can feel her ghost

And if I knew what to do
I’d know just what to say
And I’ve been so close
But I can’t go all the way

Oh I’ll ride out west
And then turn back east
I found ya can’t find gold
With lead in you’re feet

And a nickel won’t charge a juke box
With stories like these
And these memories find my thoughts
And knock me on my knees

This road can’t change the past
But it’ll keep ya behind
Now truth is at my back
But she’s still on my mind

It only breaks my heart
But I still need her most
This roads so cold and dark
And I can feel her ghost….I can feel her close

 

3. Feelin' Out of Time

There’s no easy way to say things have gone too far
I’m not lost I’m not alone, I’m just sitting in this bar
Looking through the walls and looking out of place
Steppin’ on the gas and out of the race

Why’d ya have to look so pretty
Why’d ya have to be so fine
Will I be here when I go
Feelin’ out of time

Well I just spoke your name for no reason out loud
It seems you flood my desire even when you let me down
I kissed a good night goodbye and I wish I could run
My back burnin’ in the flame my heart set like a gun

Why’d ya have to look so pretty
Why’d ya have to be so fine
Will I be here when I go
Feelin’ out of time

Well you’re a lot like blood when I see you around
And I can’t help but love and I can’t turn the sound
It would be nice to be free but I would miss the dance
The only colors I can see are locked in circumstance

Why’d ya have to look so pretty
Why’d ya have to be so fine
Will I be here when I go
Feelin’ out of time



6. When You'd Fall From Grace

Oh I know some things just like you do
But I don’t know how to get through to you
Time was on your side 'til ya broke the chain
Now things just aren’t the same

And when you’d fall from grace I’d hold you up
But the things that came so close were not enough

I could swear I’ve lived three lives chasing after you
Trying to ease my mind and do what I could for you
But you have to walk till ya crawl and pick yourself up
And I have to replace the false and refill the cup

And when you’d fall from grace I’d hold you up
But the things that came so close were not enough

 

7. Dark Eyes

When there’s dark eyes on the tracks chasing after you
And you don’t want to like the way they look or what they say to you
But there’s something in those eyes that won’t let you get away
To the places that you turn to when good things go away

You said you’d call again one more time before you’d go
And I haven’t heard maybe you’re somewhere swingin’ low
I’d like to think the things you’ve seen ain’t so bad
But how else can I explain a feeling that so sad

And you said don’t check the time ‘cause its not time to go
And why always looking to get hurt when you’re supposed to know
I guess one day you must have woke up on a one way street
Caught between the lights and suffering in the heat

It was down on the subway things were going fast
And everything turned to speeds that I thought couldn’t last
Lookin’ for relief and to get out of my own way
I saw something in the dust that I thought had blown away

When there’s dark eyes on the tracks chasing after you
And you don’t want to like the way they look or what they say to you
But there’s something in those eyes that won’t let you get away
To the places that you turn to when good things go away

 

8. What I Left Behind

Lost in the wilderness
Sad and blind
I came to know
what I left behind

My change in heart
Came a little too late
Alone down the road
Is my own chosen fate

I walked across
A very hard line
And I came to know
What I left behind

Now this thought like a chain
‘s been pullin’ me around
I can’t break away
I can’t make a sound

My heart beat past
My rational mind
And I came to know
What I left behind

Dreams for a while
Came naturally
Way back down the road
They were lying next to me

I could see clear
I could see fine
And I came to know
What I left behind

 

9. Wonder of the Road

I know you won’t let me down
Cause I’ve done the best that I could
To chase the sun into evening
From my birthplace deep in the west

And if I should chase down the wrong dream
I’ve still got the wonder of the road
And If I should cross the wrong line
I’ve still got the wonder of the road
And if I get lost in the daylight
I’ve still got the wonder of the road

The writing is still on the wall
The mystery is still the rule
Love is still the reason
I’m walking around here at all

And if I should chase down the wrong dream
I’ve still got the wonder of the road
And If I should cross the wrong line
I’ve still got the wonder of the road
And if I get lost in the daylight
I’ve still got the wonder of the road

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