Lyrics

Our Love

Oh I am no devil
You know I ain't no saint
I can't be somebody
We both know I ain't
I tried so hard
You knew I wouldn't catch on

Now I'm racing down the highway
Going ninety in a sixty
Screaming out the window
Wishing you coulda fixed me
But I'm still a drunk
And darling you're still gone

Our love my baby
Is like holding up your fists when all the fight's gone
Gone right outta you

Now it's been hard since you left me
I won't try to lie
I can't look you in the eye
And tell you that I don't know why
Cause I do
And honey I can't change

Our love my baby
Is burned onto my heart
Just like staring at the sun
Staring at the sun

Firecracker

Hey little firecracker, baby tell me where you’ve been
I’ve been searching far and wide for you
You didn’t even call or write
Tell me what’s this boy to do?
Walked out the door without a word

But now the sun’s coming up
Over main street and I ain’t got a clue
Because the sun’s going down
Over me and you

When I close my eyes I still can see your face
Still hear the way you’d say my name
Oh and I bet you darlin’
Bet you my last breath
I still could find you in the dark

But now the sun’s coming up
Over main street and I ain’t got a clue
Because the sun’s going down
Over me and you

It’s only shadows
Only ghosts of me and you
They’ll haunt me
No matter what I do

And I can’t erase the sound
That my heart made when it all went down
But I still love you baby
And I always will
I always will

But the sun’s coming up
Over main street and I ain’t got a clue
‘Cause the sun’s going down
Over me and you

Let it Lie

You get the summons I'll pay the fine
I know my place you take your time
You take the high road, I'll take the blame
Or take me in your arms, it's all the same

I may never see dear
Say the words you want to hear
I can't always be the one to swallow my pride
If you let your walls down
Maybe you would know how
To leave this alone
Let it lie
Let it lie

I needed less, you wanted more
I shuffled my feet you slammed the door
I was just happy to sit and sing
Oh but darling, you wanted everything

Oh…

I may never see dear
Say the words you want to hear
I can't always be the one to swallow my pride
If you let your walls down
Maybe you would know how
To leave this alone
Let it lie
Let it lie

You say I'm selfish, you may be right
And that my songs won't keep me warm at night
You go your way I'll go mine
I know your hurt, but you'll be just fine

Oh…

I may never see dear
Say the words you want to hear
I can't always be the one to swallow my pride
If you let your walls down
Maybe you would know how
To leave this alone
Let it lie
Let it lie

I Am The Fool

Look out little rodeo rider
Little girl you ride so fast
That’s a rough track you’re travelling on
Hope you can make your ride last

Sweet as apple blossom
Bright as the clear blue above
Them demons is hot on your trail
Oh and you, you’re trying to hide behind love

I am the fool
Baby who loves you

You can run as fast
And as far as you can
You never gonna escape from your past
Sometimes your past is all you ever have

I am the fool
Baby who loves

I really fell for you
I was not planning to
Out of the blue
I was out of my mind
Nothing can stop love
Nobody can top love
But, is this love?
It’s so unkind
Unkind of love

I am the fool
Baby who loves you
I am the fool
Baby who cares

I could stand here on you back porch
Forever and a day
Listen to you curse my name
‘Till your hair turns grey

Take care and keep your chin up
I know you’re going to be just fine
Gonna miss your sweet, sweet lovin’
It’s your line of goods I just ain’t buyin’

I am the fool
Baby who loves you
I am the fool
Who cares

Made Up Mind

It starts out slow
With go ahead and go
Pretty soon the melody is like a rain storm tin roof symphony
But it starts out slow

It goes on and on
For way too long
It always ends on a bad note
If you could dance at all you’d dance alone
It goes on and on

The quiet behind a slamming door
The break of a heart that won’t break no more
Get away wheels in a straight line
Serenade of a made up mind

There ain’t no rhyme
Just wasted time
Moonlight spotlight shining down on
A made up mind and a love gone wrong
There ain’t no rhyme

The quiet behind a slamming door
The break of a heart that won’t break no more
Get away wheels in a straight line
Serenade of a made up mind

The quiet behind a slamming door
The break of a heart that won’t break no more
Get away wheels in a straight line
Serenade of a made up mind

Runaway Train

I'm singing your name like a meditation
I'm breaking your heart with no consolation
I'm paying no heed to our situation
I'm a runaway train

Ain't no use in conversation
'Cause darlin' I'm the source of your frustration
I've given you more than a demonstration
That I'm a runaway train

And if you feel you
Need somebody baby don't you call on me
I'll only leave you
Lying like a quarter on a railroad track
I won't look back
I can't look back
I'm a runaway train

Some might say that I'm a lonesome case
Others might say that I lost my way
If there's a god there'll be hell to pay
For this runaway train

And if you feel you
Need somebody baby don't you call on me
'Cause I'll only leave you
Lying like a quarter on a railroad track
I won't look back
I can't look back

Greenhouse

You're a cold day in August
You're a stream too shallow
You're a heart shaped box with no letter inside

You're a seed unplanted
You're a field run fallow
Your heart's used up
You're feeling cast aside

I'm sorry that I left so soon
I left you standing at the gallows
You were all strung out
The hangman waiting for the sign

Come see me at the greenhouse
In the back yard
Come see me at the oak tree
With our names carved in the bark
Come see me at the train tracks
Bring some pennies for old time's sake
Even though I'm gone
There's some memories that you need to take

You're working up the courage
Just to get yourself through that doorway
A big world out there
You're afraid of what you'll find
Now you're leaning on friends
Finding comfort and laughter
You're patching up your heart
And finding some piece of mind

I'm sorry that I left so soon
You're stepping down from the gallows
You were all strung up
The hangman waiting for a sign

Come see me at the greenhouse
In the back yard
Come see me at the oak tree
With our names carved in the bark
Come see me at the train tracks
Bring some pennies for old time's sake
Even though I'm gone
There's some memories that you need to take

Mmmm...

You found a new lover
You went and got yourself married
You're doing all the things we never got to do
You had yourself a baby she's beautiful and happy
Oh lord how I wish I could have given that to you

But I left you too soon
I was standing at the gallows
I was all strung up
I gave the hangman the sign

You don't need me in the greenhouse
In the backyard
You don't need me at the oak tree
With our names carved in the bark
Don't make it to the train tracks
Bringing pennies for old times sake
There's new memories that you need to make
It's time for me to fade away

I'm going home

Tappin' on the Glass

Bend my knee at the altar of scarred and broken girls
Be good to you honey watch your heart uncurl
Lay it on the line till there's a kink in my spine

Spin me around, drownin' my head
Racing through my veins like a thoroughbred
Leaves me feeling dirty makes you feel sturdy

Now you say that your mine and I know it ain't true
All those others boys sharin' your love too
Leaves me feeling dirty makes you feel worthy

Oh, I can't outrun you
You're just too fast
I'm burning up like
I'm too close to the sun
I live in a fishbowl
Swimmin' round in circles
You're tappin' on the glass

Havin' trouble sleeping' it's late when you call
Crying like the stars are all gonna fall
Unless I come a runnin' babe there's always somethin'

You're a wolf in pretty clothing just tryin' to sneak by
Anything, but the truth you know is a lie
I'm fooling myself you ain't never gonna change

Oh, I can't outrun you
You're just too fast
I'm burning up like
I'm too close to the sun
I live in a fishbowl
Swimmin' round in circles
You're tappin' on the glass

Nothing

If I were to lose my senses
My mind, it were to bend,
My poetry turn to bumbling,
My songs, they turn to sand
And if I had to live my last days
As a crazy old fool
I'd be so very happy
To say I lived with you.

And if the moon fell, streaming
A shooting-star tail long in tow
And all the stars slid downward,
Onto the cosmic floor,
The night sky'd shine no longer
Just darkness through and through
I'd be smile so very gladly
To say I lived with you.

At least I've had some love
To carry me through
If I lived forever, and ever and never
Had that feeling again
I'd lose nothin', nothin'

If my hometown disowned me
My name dragged to the ground
All the trains led to nowhere
And all the planes came crashing down
The grass lost it's green
And the sea lost it's blue
I'd see rose coloured memories
Of the days I lived with you

At least I've had some love
To carry me through
If I lived forever, and ever and never
Had that feeling again
I'd lose nothin', nothin'

At least I've had some love
To carry me through
If I lived forever, and ever and never
Had that feeling again
I'd lose nothin', l've lost nothin' nothin'

Goin' to the Country

I'm going to the country
Gonna find some peace of mind
I'm going to the country
Gonna find some peace of mind
I'm going to the country
To see what I can find

Oh I used to have a woman
Now I'm a solitary man
I used to have a woman
Now I'm a solitary man
I used to have a woman
But I made myself another plan

Some people think I'm running
Others say I'm going blind
Some people think I'm running
Others say I'm going blind
I might have been foolish
But I've never ever been unkind

I've seen the highest mountains
Been to the valleys down below
I've seen the highest mountains
Been to the valleys down below
But I'm going to the country
The only place that feels like home

Where Were We

Where were we?
We were barely visible
Like headlights through the snow
You can't tell one from two, don't you know?

A world apart
Our hands divide the space
Not sure where to rest our eyes
While the years are passin' by

It's easy to find the Northern Star
Much harder to know just where you are

These things will deceive you
Leave you dumbfounded and spinning
Reeling and grinning like a fool
But we're not the ones who follow the footprints in the snow
Without knowing where they go
Where were we?

Closin' in
Clouds are boiling overhead
We saw this thing comin'
But we looked away instead

Change the paint
Move the table and the chairs
It's no way to fix what's broken
It's not getting us ... anywhere

It's easy to find the Northern Star
Much harder to know just where you are

These things will deceive you
Leave you dumbfounded and spinning
Reeling and grinning like a fool
But we're not the ones who follow the footprints in the snow
Without knowing where they go

Your heart won't deceive you
Lead you astray
Please leave the light on
So I can find my way