Recording Tracks Set List

1. My Child Eyes
2. Pocket Full of Memories
3. You Are
4. 4th of July
5. Freak Connection
6. If This, Blue Skies
7. Mind is So Open
8. Texas Ice House
9. Lover of Mine
10. Beautiful We
11. When You Leave
12. Through A Dawning Sky
13. Sun Came Through

Set List

1. My Child Eyes
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I’m headin’ down to Mexico like I did when I was six years old

Red river waiting with pink stones to sell

Sun-weathered man wearing a brand new hat

Water so muddy makes us wish we’d all turned back

Nothin’ feel the same now that I’m older

Nothin’ look the same now that I’ve grown

Miss that sweet sensation of surprise

Miss that view through my child eyes

My child eyes.

A hand full of dirt, watch it turn to dust in the air

My fingers felt chalky, but as a child I did not care

I walked on that ridge like I couldn’t fall

And everyone around me they stood so tall

Nothin’ feel the same now that I’m older

Nothin’ look the same now that I’ve grown

Miss that sweet sensation of surprise

Miss that view through my child eyes, my

Crossin’ that bridge back home was the hardest thing I’d ever done

‘Cause everything we did back then was all about having fun

Still got that pink stone hidden in a wooden box

Bring it out some days when I’m feeling lost

Nothin’ feel the same now that I’m older

Nothin’ look the same now that I’ve grown

Miss that sweet sensation of surprise

Miss that view through my child eyes

My child eyes

2. Pocket Full of Memories
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‘Cause my memories taste like ice cream

And my good thoughts they laugh out loud

And my teeth can tell the weather

Oh, I am loneliest when standing in a crowd

And you know all this about me

Still you say you’ll never leave

You say you’ll bury the bad ones beyond your grave

And put the good ones in your pocket full of memories

That green grass grows on my side of the fence

Fig trees and fountains bring me happiness

And I will steal your covers and I hate coffee to go

But I love going down to the Taco Land late-night show

And you know all this about me

Still you say you’ll never leave

You say you’ll bury the bad ones beyond your grave

And put the good ones in your pocket full of memories

Yeah my watch don’t run, man we’re lucky if it walks

Oh, I hate payin’ bills, but I love back porch talks

And this house of ours ain’t quite as clean as it should be

I can’t believe it’s been three years of you and me

And you know all this about me

Still you say you’ll never leave

You say you’ll bury the bad ones beyond your grave

And put the good ones in your pocket full of memories

Put the good ones in your pocket full of memories

You’ll put the good ones in your pocket full of memories

3. You Are
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You are breakfast in bed

You are my tomato turned red

And you are the pick of the litter

Honey, you are the patter in my pitter

So, take me on the back roads

When you drive me out of town tonight

Remind me of all those reasons

That made me think we, that made me know we

Were worth the fight

You are my favorite kitchen knife

You are my punch line in life

And you are the best storyteller

Honey, you are more faithful than Old Yeller

So, take me on the back roads

When you drive me out of town tonight

Remind me of all those reasons

That made me think we, that made me know we

Were worth the fight

You are brighter than my lighter

You are stronger than any fist fighter

And you are everything to me

Honey, you are reasons 1, 2, and 3

So, take me on the back roads

When you drive me out of town tonight

Remind me of all those reasons

That made me think we, that made me know we

Were worth the fight, yeah

Worth the fight

4. 4th of July
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The tents are up over at the lake

The raspa stands and the starred parade

I’m fixing food with my neighbors to celebrate

A decade ago I only waved

On the Fourth of July

Under falling skies

On the Fourth of July

Under falling skies

And this flag flew when he was alive

I think that it’s right, I think I’m justified

That we unfurl those stars she cried

That we stand back and watch it rise

On the Fourth of July

Under falling skies

On the Fourth of July

Under falling skies

The breeze over the waves brought in the rain

And everyone rained to their families

Except those kids lined in the street

Hands up catching raindrops and falling stars

On the Fourth of July

Under falling skies

On the Fourth of July

Under falling skies

5. Freak Connection
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Well, it feels like the old days

But it sounds like tomorrow’s light come the morning glories

And it only took seven strange years

to finally figure out what I hear is the second part, best part

Of my life is just a freak connection

Of long lost lovers and friends for affection

Here’s a chart of it

See, you’re the heart of it

And you’ll be here to watch me unfold

And I remember playin in a band with the two of them

And that old Wiley man

I can still see him there holding that red guitar

Wiggling his knees playing the lead part, best part

Of my life is just a freak connection

Of long lost lovers and friends for affection

Here’s a chart of it

See, you’re the heart of it

And you’ll be here to watch me unfold (unfold it Steve)

And I can’t count on my fingers and toes

how many different doors it is that I’ve called home

And I can’t let go of that minority cross I bore four years

It’s the worst part, best part

Of my life is just a freak connection

Of long lost lovers and friends for affection

Here’s a chart of it

See, you’re the heart of it

And you’ll be here to talk to me

You’ll be here to be with me

You’ll be here to watch me unfold

6. Blue Skies
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Oh, if this was my dance I would take you by the hand

And waltz you through the back door for a moonlit one-night stand

And, and if this was my world, I would be your favorite girl and

Everything in it would be yours

‘Cause I see, I see blue skies coming

And I think, I think you would really like this ending

And I feel, I feel you in every breath that I breathe in

And I see blue skies on the horizon

Oh, if this was my dance I would take you by the hand

And waltz you through the back door for a moonlit one-night stand

And if this was my world, I would be your favorite girl and

Everything in it would be yours

‘Cause I see, I see blue skies coming

And I think, I think you would really like this ending

And I feel, I feel you in every breath that I breathe in

And I see blue skies on the horizon

Yeah, yeah, yeah

‘Cause I see, I see blue skies coming

And I think, I think you would really like this ending

And I feel, I feel you in every breath that I breathe in

And I see blue skies on the horizon

Yeah, yeah, yeah

7. Mind is So Open
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You don’t have to care exactly where it is I’m goin’

I’m leavin’ without you, leavin’ without them

Leavin’ behind all my past sins

And they can keep their judgment, free lunch, and their photographs

I’m packing up this guitar and a box of songs with all I have

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And my mind is so open, that the thoughts are falling out

And my arms so wide, so wide open that my hands are weighted down

And my heart is so open to you, I can hear it crying, now

I can hear it crying, can’t you hear it crying, now?

You don’t have to know precisely how it is I’m prayin’

Or what it’s to, or what’s her name, or how long he’s been around

‘Cause I can feel it coming up through the ground underneath my feet

And I can see it in the skies and in the trees… look there, it’s in the trees

CHORUS

And my mind is so open that the thoughts are falling out

And my arms so wide, so wide open that my hands are weighted down

And my heart is so open to you, I can hear it crying, now

I can hear it crying, can’t you hear it crying, now?

SOLO

You don’t have to sigh anymore anytime when I come by to say, “Hi!”

You and your fancy questions, you know I ain’t got no answers

But, have I grown? Yes, I’ve grown and I can hear you groan

When you say that everything you’ve ever done has either failed or flown

CHORUS

And my mind is so open that the thoughts are falling out

And my arms so wide, so wide open that my hands are weighted down

And my heart is so open to you, I can hear it crying, now

I can hear it crying, can’t you hear it crying, now?

8. Texas Ice House
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And here’s a song I’ve hidden from you

I’ve been singin’ it all my life

And if you saw the colors of the sky, like I do

You would hear this song, too

Ancient angels in my darkness

Holdin’ my hand to the mornin’ light

Clear stream waters runnin’ through the Redwood Forrest

And a Texas icehouse on a Friday night

You can wear you docs or you can kick your boots

Catch your baseball cap, throw your cowboy hat

Parade your brand new pleated shorts or your favorite faded blue jeans

You can get a beer or you can drink a Coke

You can cry all night or you can tell a joke

Whatever you do, don’t use that sweet Lord’s Name in vain

CHORUS

‘Cause this Texas Icehouse is more than a place

It’s what gets me

Through my days, yeah

You can bring your dog or you can bring your kid

You can live it like life or you can leave it like death

Watch out for that political cactus on your left (uh-oh)

It’s all music and poetry, watercolor and photography

New blueprints, unpublished articles to read

This Texas Icehouse is more than a place

It’s what gets me

Through my days, yeah

And my nights

You can find a friend, make amends

You can love all night or you can start a fight

You can bring your mama around if you really think she’ll like the band

You can two-step straight through Texas

You can rock and roll on the tabletops

You can sit real still in the back and listen to every word

This Texas Icehouse is more than a place

It’s what gets me

Through my days, yeah

And my nights (just like tonight)

Through my days, yeah

And my nights

9. Lover of Mine
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Lover of mine won’t you come back to bed

Lay your weary head on my chest

Gently run my fingers through your hair

Brush away, dream away every care

Sweet morning only flowers

The love between you and me

Hand-in-hand we’ll talk for hours

Whether the weather’s gonna change or stay the same

Everyone we know is going to change

Lover of mine

Lover of mine won’t you come back to bed

Lay your weary head on my chest

Gently run my fingers through your hair

Brush away, dream away every care

Winding river bed for two

Watch the night sky fly

Youth we planted yesterday grows

Stronger through the night

Morning light, don’t kiss me goodbye

Lover of mine

Lover of mine won’t you come back to bed

Lay your weary head on my chest

Gently run my fingers through your hair

Brush away, dream away every care

Lover of mine

10. Beautiful We
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We were sitting at a concrete table

And the streetlight was shining in your eyes

And you held up your hand and said

Hey, please don’t mind me

But, I was thinking just how

Right on that light on your face was

Right on your beautiful face

And all those people gathered 'round you

Loving your mind, loving your soul

And you held up your hand and said

Hey, please don’t mind me

But, I was thinking just how

Right on that light on your mind was

Right on your beautiful mind

Oh, yes everything is so beautiful

Now that we, you and me, get to share the world

Now that we, beautiful we

Are in this beautiful world

And when your lips were on my lips

I could feel your breath escape through your laughter

And you held up your hands and said

Hey, please don’t mind me

But, I was thinking just how

Right on that light on our love was

Right on our beautiful love

Oh, yes everything is so beautiful

Now that we, you and me, get to share the world

Now that we, beautiful we

Are in this beautiful world

Beautiful we

Beautiful world

Beautiful we

11. When You Leave
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Take my grieving "Good morning" 's that ruined your days

When you leave

Take my doubting, take my questions, and jealousies

When you leave

CHORUS

'Cause all I want is to live a better life

To raise myself out of this burning bed of lies

Step into the brightest of days and do something right

So, I can sleep at night

When you leave

Take my unfounded fears and unforgiving silence

When you leave

Take my indignant drunkenness and self-righteous preaching

When you leave

CHORUS

All I want is to live a better life

To raise myself out of this burning bed of lies

Step into the brightest of days and do something right

So, I can sleep at night

When you leave

When you leave

SOLO

Take my self-serving sorrows, black-clouded tomorrows

When you leave

Take my consciously closed-mind and unjustified judgments

When you leave

All I want is to live a better life

To raise myself out of this burning bed of lies

Step into the brightest of days and do something right

So, I can sleep at night

When you leave

When you leave

12. Through A Dawning Sky
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There is nowhere that you are that I cannot see you

Nowhere that you would be that I am not

In the brightest blinding light or the darkest wood you walk

I am there in every step, every breath, every thought

I take flight on angel’s wings

Over the ocean waves on a clear, clear day

I soar through a dawning sky

Asking for the sun to rise on the earth below, your world below

Do you feel the warmth of my gift on your skin

Will you open up your eyes to a brand new day

Look and see what I have left for you through the night

Have no fear for this is everything you need

I take flight on angel’s wings

Over the ocean waves on a clear, clear day

I soar through a dawning sky

Asking for the sun to rise on the earth below, your world below

Just as I was yesterday, I will be beyond tomorrow

Rising in the morning glories lying in the fields of sorrow

It will come to you that this is your home

It will come to you that you are not alone

I take flight on angel’s wings

Over the ocean waves on a clear, clear day

I soar through a dawning sky

Asking for the sun to rise on the earth below

I take flight on angel’s wings

Over the ocean waves on a clear, clear day

I soar through a dawning sky

Asking for the sun to rise on the earth below, your world below

13. Never Go Back
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I found myself driving to the pink house that was ours

Stepping into the rain, standing in our front yard

I held my hands up to the sky

Waved the clouds aside

And the sun came through

I knew that it was you

Telling me you can never go back, again

Can never go back, back again

Can never go back, back again

While the sun’s shining off the raindrops still in my hands

The sun’s shining off the rain drops still in my hands

Tailgate dreams I shared with you

Paper-napkin plans promise never followed through

Your baseline’s walking down songs we’ll never sing

Dear friends you left behind screaming

You were your family’s everything

And, you can never go back, again

Can never go back, back again

Can never go back, back again

While the sun’s shining off the raindrops still in my hands

The sun’s shining off the raindrops still in my hands

Under these three stars I’m guided I’m not scared

Walking through our third verse

And I hear you everywhere

But, everything I see I need is here, oh

You taught me to chose to make it through

The moments in between, telling me…

You can never go back, again

Can never go back, back again

Can never go back, again

While the sun’s shining off the rain drops still in my hands

ah, the sun’s shining off the raindrops still in my hands

Can never go back, again

Can never go back

Back, again

My Child Eyes
Pocket Full of Memories
You Are
4th of July
Freak Connection
If This, Blue Skies
Mind is So Open
Texas Ice House
Morning Only Flowers/Lover of Mine
Beautiful We
When You Leave
Through A Dawning Sky
Never Go Back

Set List

  1. Through My Child Eyes (Mexico)
  2. Fish & Bird
  3. Good Conversation
  4. Pocket Full of Memories
  5. You Are
  6. Rain Drops & Falling Stars (4th of July)
  7. Freak Connection
  8. Breathing Out
  9. If This, Blue Skies
  10. Fairer Than The Flight of a Fowl
  11. Colorado Wind
  12. Cibilo Smoke Tree (Ocean Deep)
  13. Today Is The Day
  14. My Religion Ain't Safe
  15. Truck Stop Song
  16. Mind is So Open
  17. Well-Spent Time
  18. Texas Ice House
  19. Somewhere After Midnight
  20. Bad Idea
  21. Love Forgives Us (Moving On)
  22. Morning Only Flowers (Lover of Mine)
  23. Remember Me
  24. Nebraska (My Friend)
  25. Look In Your Eyes (Tonight)
  26. Beautiful We
  27. When You Leave
  28. Through A Dawning Sky
  29. Three Days
  30. Can Never Go Back

 

  1. Through My Child Eyes (Mexico)

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I’m heading down to Mexico like I did when I was six-years-old

Red river waiting with pink stones to sell

A sun-weathered man wearing a brand new hat

Water so muddy makes us wish we’d all turned back

 

Nothin’ feel the same now that I’m older

Nothin’ look the same now that I have grown

I miss that sweet sensation of surprise

Miss that view through my child eyes

 

A hand full of dirt, watch it turn to dust in the air

My fingers felt chalky, but as a child I did not care

And I walked on that ridge like I couldn’t fall

And everyone around me they stood so tall

 

Nothin’ feel the same now that I’m older

Nothin’ look the same now that I have grown

I miss that sweet sensation of surprise

Miss that view through my child eyes

 

And crossing that bridge back home was the hardest thing I had ever done

Because everything we did back then was all about having fun

I’ve still got that pink stone hidden in a wooden box

I bring it out some days when I’m feeling lost

 

Nothin’ feel the same now that I’m older

Nothin’ look the same now that I have grown

I miss that sweet sensation of surprise

Miss that view through my child eyes

 

  1. Fish & Bird

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I sit here and think of the life we’ll never have

And I sit here and think of the wife you’ll never have

Because you can’t have me and I don’t want anybody

want anybody else to have your name

 

It’s kind of like if a fish fell in love with a bird

One so pretty he swim so fine

The other so pretty he flies so high

No matter how pretty they don’t breathe the same air

don’t breathe the same air, and one will die

 

Sun comes up and I can’t help but to think

If our ship sailed would it ever sink

World is so hateful inspiration makes us blind inspiration makes me blind perhaps another time

 

It’s kind of like if a fish fell in love with a bird

One so pretty he swim so fine

The other so pretty he flies so high

No matter how pretty they don’t breathe the same air

don’t breathe the same air, and one will die

And in a perfect world the Sea wouldn’t be so low

And in a perfect world the sky wouldn’t be so high

All I see are your blue, your blue, your blue eyes

 

  1. Good Conversation

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So, you say that we’re good friends

and I wonder where all the good conversation’s gone

I always thought it took more of that

to be good friends

 

It’s not too say I don’t think about it every day

Wish you and I could find some time to hide away

Hang out at Jim’s all day, baby

We could be good friends

Good friends

And I guess there was that time when you made that face

and I knew exactly what you meant to say

I don’t mean to put our friendship at bay

But, baby there’s just some things I’ve got to say

Like it’s so good to know you

as much as I do

And I can’t wait for the years to pass

to be old friends with you

 

I want to be there when your baby’s born

I want to be that shoulder when you feel worn

I want to know what you were like in seventh grade

I want to see everything you ever made

So, you say that we’re good friends

and I wonder where all the good conversation’s gone

I always thought it took more of that

to be good friends

 

to be good friends

to be good friends

to be good friends

 

  1. Pocket Full of Memories

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My memories taste like ice cream

And my good thoughts they laugh out loud

And my teeth can tell the weather

Oh, I am loneliest when standing in a crowd

 

And you know all this about me

Still you say you’ll never leave

You say you’ll bury the bad ones beyond your grave

And put the good ones in your pocket full of memories

 

And that green grass grows on my side of the fence

Fig trees and fountains bring me happiness

And I will steal your covers and I hate coffee to go

But I love going down to the Taco Land late-night show

 

And you know all this about me

Still you say you’ll never leave

You say you’ll bury the bad ones beyond your grave

And put the good ones in your pocket full of memories

 

Yeah my watch don’t run, man we’re lucky if it walks

Oh, I hate paying bills, but I love back porch talks

And this house of ours ain’t quite as clean as it should be

I can’t believe it’s been three years of you and me

 

And you know all this about me

Still you say you’ll never leave

You say you’ll bury the bad ones beyond your grave

And put the good ones in your pocket full of memories

 

(there in your pocket, right next to your pocket rocket)

 

  1. You Are

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You are breakfast in bed

You are my tomato turned red

You are the pick of the litter

You are the patter in my pitter

 

So, take me on the back roads

When you drive me out of town tonight

Remind me of all those reasons

That made me think we, that made me know we

Were worth the fight

 

You are my favorite kitchen knife

You are my punch line in life

You are the best storyteller

You are more faithful than Old Yeller

 

So, take me on the back roads

When you drive me out of town tonight

Remind me of all those reasons

That made me think we, that made me know we

Were worth the fight

 

You are brighter than my lighter

You are stronger than any fist fighter

You are everything to me

You are reasons 1, 2, and 3

 

So, take me on the back roads

When you drive me out of town tonight

Remind me of all those reasons

That made me think we, that made me know we

Were worth the fight

 

  1. Rain Drops & Falling Stars (4th of July)

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The tents are up over at the lake

The raspa stands and the starred parade

I’m fixing food with my neighbors to celebrate

A decade ago I only waved

On the Fourth of July

Under falling skies (red, white, and blue)

On the Fourth of July

Under falling skies (red, white, and blue)

 

And this flag flew when he was a live

I think that I am right I think I justified

That we unfurl the flag she cried

That we stand back and watch it rise

On the Fourth of July

Under falling skies (red white and blue)

On the Fourth of July

Under falling skies (red white and blue)

 

The clouds over the lake brought in the rains

And everyone rained to their families

The kids lined up there the streets

Hands up catching raindrops and falling stars

On the Fourth of July

Under falling skies (red white and blue)

On the Fourth of July

Under falling skies (red white and blue)

 

  1. Freak Connection

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Well, it feels like the old days

But it sounds like tomorrow’s light come the morning glories

And it only took seven strange years

to finally figure out what I hear is the second part, best part

 

My life is just a freak connection

of long lost lovers and friends for affection

And here’s a chart of it

See, you’re the heart of it

And you’ll be here to watch me unfold (unfold it Steve)

 

I remember playing in a band with the two of them

And that old Wiley man

I can still see him there playing that red guitar

Wiggling his knees playing the lead part, best part

 

My life is just a freak connection

of long lost lovers and friends for affection

And here’s a chart of it

See, you’re the heart of it

And you’ll be here to watch me unfold (unfold it Steve)

 

I can’t count on my fingers and toes

how many different places it is that I’ve called home

And I can’t let go of that Minority cross I bore four years

it’s the worst part, best part

 

My life is just a freak connection

of long lost lovers and friends for affection

And here’s a chart of it

See, you’re the heart of it

And you’ll be here to talk to me, you’ll be here to be with me

you’ll be here to watch me unfold.

 

  1. Breathing Out

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And in my younger days

you’re the one who always showed me the way (yea, yea)

Turning radio-lit evenings

into beautiful days, days

 

And how’s that new love working out

I guess it’s an old (g)love by now

And are you still breathing (smoking) out every morning on your run

Gliding down that hill into the sun

It sounds like fun

 

You danced me down the center-stripe

of a Hill Country highway (yea, yea)

Holding on to me

Holding on to my baby, baby

And how’s that new love working out

I guess it’s an old (g)love by now

And are you still breathing (smoking) out every morning on your run

Gliding down that hill into the sun

It sounds like fun

 

And when that last grape leaf fell

my heart broke into a million pieces

you swore, you swore it was all my fault

And it was… all my fault

 

  1. If This, Blue Skies

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Oh, if this was my dance I would take you by the hand

And waltz you through the back door for a moonlit one-night stand

And if this was my world, I would be your favorite girl and

everything in it would be yours

 

‘Cause I see, I see blue skies coming

And I think, I think you would really like this ending

And I feel, I feel you in every breath that I breathe in

And I see Blue skies on the Horizon (yea, yea, yea)

 

Oh, if this was my dance I would take you by the hand

And waltz you through the back door for a moonlit one-night stand

And if this was my world, I would be your favorite girl and

everything in it would be yours

 

‘Cause I see, I see blue skies coming

And I think, I think you would really like this ending

And I feel, I feel you in every breath that I breathe in

And I see Blue skies on the Horizon (yea, yea, yea)

 

‘Cause I see, I see blue skies coming

And I think, I think you would really like this ending

And I feel, I feel you in every breath that I breathe in

And I see Blue skies on the Horizon (yea, yea, yea)

 

  1. Fairer Than The Flight of a Fowl

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And the birds are in the trees

they are there talking to me

And the cat she is lurking

and on the prowl

Save yourself, save your son

save your partner when he comes

and listen to that dog when she howls

When she howls

 

And the weather is coming in today

Coming here to take everything away

Gonna take your house and your home

 

Move yourself, move your son

Move your partner when he comes

Don’t let that wind and rain blow you

down and out

 

And the men are hunting this way

gun in hand with nothing to say

just one shot and then you’re gone

 

Hide yourself, hide your son

hide your partner when he comes

Nothing fairer than the flight

Of a fowl

 

  1. Colorado Wind

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Won’t you hop on that southbound train baby

It’s cold down here and I need a friend

Last time I saw you we were standing in the Colorado wind

Yea, things have changed since I’ve seen you last

I was living up my life and now I’m living in the past

I woke up and everything had changed so fast, so fast

 

Fate has nothing to saying

About this time we waste away

And what would you do if you were you

And you could make all your dreams come true

 

Won’t you hop on that southbound train baby

It’s cold down here and I need a friend

And last time I saw you we were standing in the Colorado wind

Yes things have changed since I’ve seen you last

I was living up my life and now I’m living in the past

I woke up and everything had changed so fast, so fast

Life as red as a rose

Where it stops nobody knows

So pack up your heart and hit the road

Take your chances and go go go go go

 

Won’t you hop on that southbound train baby

It’s cold down here and I need a friend

And last time I saw you we were standing in the Colorado wind

Yes things have changed since I’ve seen you last

I was living up my life and now I’m living in the past

I woke up and everything had changed so fast, so fast

On that southbound train

 

  1. Cibilo Smoke Tree (Ocean Deep)

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CGAm

 

 

Take everything here you left before me

But don’t take your love

I see the stars of Orion’s belt falling

From the skies above

Say we are ocean deep

And we have sailed each dream

And we own the skies

Won’t you gently kiss your past good night

Here in Cibolo you can hear the wind blow

Through that Texas tree we watch grow

The smoke gathers round its leaves every spring

Listen you can hear him

 

Sing we are ocean deep

And we have sailed each dream

And we own the skies

Won’t you gently kiss your past good night

Send me every letter you never wrote

Pen them all by hand

Write me every word you never spoke

For fear that I would understand

Write we are ocean deep

And we have sailed each dream

And we own the skies

Won’t you gently kiss your past good night

 

  1. Today Is The Day

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CGF

 

It don’t take much to give what you get

But, it’s gonna take everything to make this one go

So, don’t hide your head on that soft, soft pillow

When the beautiful sun’s shinin’ through your window

Just hop right up and get a good stretch

Find your coffee cup, put on your best dress

‘Cause today, is the day going to change everything

Yes, today is the day going to change everything

 

It don’t take much to say what you see

It’s gonna take everything to just let this one be

You got yours Mama and I’ve got mine

Let’s not worry about it and just have a good time

Singing lah, lah dee dah

Because today, is the day going to change everything

Yes, today is the day going to change everything

 

It’s gonna be a little bigger, last a little longer

than you ever thought it could

Money-making monster

how much it going to cost her this time

And your family’s doing good

when your friends have fallen short

You’re gonna get everything you hoped for and more

So much more, so much more

 

Because today, is the day going to change everything

Yes, today is the day going to change everything

 

  1. My Religion Ain't Safe

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No, my religion ain’t safe

It ain’t a good place to hide

It will open your eyes and crush your mind

it’s a logical philosophy, it’s one simple truth

ah, just set aside your shame and guilt and do, do, do what you want to do

 

I woke up this morning with a little headache

and I thought to myself it was worth it don’t you think

So I got out my to-do list

And I did all I had to do, this afternoon

And now I’m sitting on my Front porch poppin’ off a cold-capped brew

 

No, my religion ain’t safe

It ain’t a good place to hide

It will open your eyes and crush your mind

it’s a logical philosophy, it’s one simple truth

ah, just set aside your shame and guilt and do, do, do what you want to do

 

I was walking downtown on a cracked sidewalk

Noticed that I was the only girl for blocks

So, I waved to all the pretty boys, howdy, howdy, Hi-i-i-i

No, it ain’t hard at all to be a sweet southern Jill

when you’re walkin’ down the streets of a city so small, San Antone

 

No, my religion ain’t safe

It ain’t a good place to hide

It will open your eyes and crush your mind

it’s a logical philosophy, it’s one simple truth

ah, just set aside your shame and guilt and do, do, do what you want to do

 

  1. Truck Stop Song

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GCEm

 

Think I’ll stop by the itty-bitty truck stop, grab a coke and a smoke

Fill up with a tank of gas grab a quart of oil to go

And the squeaky door is a a little stuck and the man at the front looks dead

The waitress she’s been here 30 years and 30 times she said

I’m gonna leave this place

Gonna find a smile for my face

’Cause baby it’s a race and I’ve got some place to go

Yes, I’ve got some place to go

I’ve got to find my place to be

She leads me over to a vinyl booth with a window view

Talks me into toast and juice to get ready for the road

Fred he’s pouring the coffee water he’s the one who will toast my toast

He’s got two sons and a beautiful daughter and a grandbaby at home

And he clothes them, and he feeds them, and he reads them to sleep

And he wonders how after 40 years he is still here

He was gonna leave this place

Gonna find a smile for his face

’Cause baby it’s a race and he had some place to go

Yes, he had some place to go

He couldn’t find his place to be

I gather my things up to pay the man

he says I heard your story and I understand

It must have been about 50 years was the last time I saw her tears

Yea my hood was steaming and my wife was crying

that she did not have a home

I said dear I like these trees, she said dear I like this breeze

So, I guess we found our place

We found a smile for our face

Cause, baby it’s a race

And we had a place to go

Yes, we had a place to go

Oh, we found our place to be

 

I’m heading out round down 35 and it feels so good to be alive

I was thinking about heading west to see the coast I love the best

but I’m thinking eastern thoughts, yea I’m thinking Eastern thoughts

I’ve got some place to go, yes I’ve got some place to go, I’ve got to find my place to be.

 

  1. Mind is So Open

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You don’t have to care exactly where it is I’m goin’

I’m leavin’ without you, leavin’ without them,

leaving behind all my past sins

And they can keep their judgment, free lunch, and their photographs

I’m packing up this guitar and a box of songs with all I have

 

CHORUS

And my mind is so open, that the thoughts are falling out

And my arms are so wide, so wide open that my hands are weighted down

And my heart is so open to you, I can hear it crying, now

I can hear it crying. Can’t you hear it crying, now?

 

You don’t have to know precisely how it is I’m prayin’

Or what it’s to, or what’s her name, or how long he’s been around

‘Cause I can feel it coming up through the ground underneath my feet

and I can see it in the skies and in the trees… look there, it’s in the trees

 

CHORUS

And my mind is so open that the thoughts are falling out

And my arms are so wide, so wide open that my hands are weighted down

And my heart is so open to you, I can hear it crying, now

I can hear it crying. Can’t you hear it crying, now?

SOLO

 

And you don’t have to sigh anymore anytime when I come by to say, “Hi!”

You and your fancy questions, you know I ain’t got no answers

But, have I grown? Yes, I’ve grown and I can hear you groan

When you say that everything you’ve ever done has either failed or flown

CHORUS

And my mind is so open that the thoughts are falling out

And my arms are so wide, so wide open that my hands are weighted down

And my heart is so open to you, I can hear it crying, now

I can hear it crying. Can’t you hear it crying, now?

-END-

 

  1. Well-Spent Time

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I’m paintin’ signs for my garden

I’m so glad that it is growing

Growing me some peppers and peace of mind

Look at the little yellow blossoms

Sweetness it’s so awesome

Giving me home-grown bouquets for my time

My well-spent time

Well-spent time

My well-spent time

Well-spent time

Stringing my line to go fishin’

At the Gruene River that’s my mission

Catching nothing but memories and peace of mind

Look at the little stoney heart-rocks

Right now you know that I want not

For anything but this freedom and well-spent time

My well-spent time

Well-spent time

My well-spent time

Well-spent time

I’m plantin’ flags in my castle

Been workin’ all day with no hassle

Building me a kingdom and peace of mind

Look xyz

For anything but this freedom and well-spent time

 

My well-spent time

Well-spent time

My well-spent time

Well-spent time

 

  1. Texas Ice House

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And here’s a song I’ve hidden from you

Been singin’ it all my life

And if you saw the colors of the sky, like I do

You would hear this song, too

 

Ancient angels in my darkness

Holdin’ my hand to the mornin’ light

Clear stream waters runnin’ through the Redwood Forrest

And a Texas icehouse on a Friday night

 

You can wear you docs or you can kick your boots

Catch your baseball cap, throw your cowboy hat

Parade your brand new pleated shorts or your favorite faded blue jeans

You can get a beer or you can drink a Coke

You can cry all night or you can tell a joke

Whatever you do, don’t use that sweet Lord’s Name in vain

 

CHORUS

This Texas Icehouse is more than a place

It’s what gets me through my days

And my nights (just like tonight)

 

You can bring your dog or you can bring your kid

You can live it like life or you can leave it like death

Watch out for that political cactus on your left (uh-oh)

It’s all music and poetry, watercolor and photography

New blueprints, unpublished articles to read

CHORUS

You can find a friend, make amends

You can love all night or you can start a fight

You can bring your mama around if you really think she’ll like the band

You can two-step straight through Texas

You can rock and roll on the tabletops

You can sit real still in the back and listen to every word

CHORUS

-END-

 

  1. Somewhere After Midnight

 

It seems to me where somewhere after midnight

It’s got be a few hours before the daylight

 

And the night it welcomes me

Yes the night comforts me

 

It feels like we’re miles beyond the Milky Way

light refracting off that green ocean bay

 

Free from light, free from understanding

I close my eyes and still I see the same thing

 

And the night it welcomes me

Yes the night comforts me

 

  1. Bad Idea

 

Everywhere I go go go I feel so so so alone

Everybody’s back looking to to see if I am looking back

to see if they are looking at me

My glass on the table is half full and my cigarette is half smoken

I notice that it’s 10 o’clock and that we have barely spoken

 

Maybe it’s a bad idea

To get too close to you

Get too close to you

Get too close to you

Everyone I know know know is go going to get married

Baby don’t take my hand don’t take my heart don’t take anything from me

I notice that the band is started and that our hand hands they have parted

And if it weren’t for that last drink you’d already be broken hearted

 

Maybe it’s a bad idea

To get too close to you

Get too close to you

Get too close to you

Everyone I know know know is go going to get married

Baby don’t take my hand don’t take my heart don’t take anything from me

I notice that the band is started and that our hand hands they have parted

And if it weren’t for that last drink you’d already be broken hearted

 

Maybe it’s a bad idea

To get too close to you

Get too close to you

Get too close to you

 

  1. Love Forgives Us (Moving On)

 

Which way does the wind blow through your hair

Where does the light go when your eyes catch it there

How does the air feel holding you tight

And who’s going to know if I kiss you tonight

Love forgives us every day for moving on

In every way it teaches us that we don’t know anything at all

Takes our breath away away, away and catches us when we fall

In love again

Do you remember the way she looked at you

The touch that you gave her to say you’d make it through

It was the same day I fell to my knees screaming silently

Dear God, don’t you see me

 

Love forgives us every day for moving on

In every way it teaches us that we don’t know anything at all

Takes our breath away away, away and catches us when we fall

In love again

 

So, take if you will the weight of my world

And give if you can your heart to this girl

And take good care of and laugh with me to

We’ll steal from our past to make something new

Love forgives us every day for moving on

In every way it teaches us that we don’t know anything at all

Takes our breath away away, away and catches us when we fall

In love again

 

When we fall in love again

When we give when we give again

When we trust when we trust again

When we fall

Fall in love again

 

  1. Morning Only Flowers/Lover of Mine

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Lover of mine won’t you come back to bed

Lay your weary head on my chest

Gently run my fingers through your hair

Brush away, dream away every care

 

Sweet morning only flowers

The love between you and me

Hand in hand we will talk four hours

whether the weather’s gonna change or stay the same

Everyone we know is going to change

Lover of mine

 

Lover of mine won’t you come back to bed

Lay your weary head on my chest

Gently run my fingers through your hair

Brush away, dream away every care

 

Winding River bed for two

Watch the night sky fly

Youth we planted yesterday grows

stronger through the night

Morning light, don’t kiss me goodbye

Lover of mine

 

Lover of mine won’t you come back to bed

Lay your weary head on my chest

Gently run my fingers through your hair

Brush away, dream away every care

 

  1. Remember Me

 

Do you remember me and all those days we used to claim

Do you remember me and all those things we used to say

Like, I love you and all those crazy things that you do

Everyday, every day I do. You know, I do

 

  1. Nebraska (My Friend)

 

Is it okay to tell you I ain’t feeling good all the time

Will it make you think I got a negative frame of mind

If it does that’s all right because I don’t care

Yeah, if it does that’s all right because I don’t care

Every Wednesday evening been thinking about driving to Nebraska

And every Thursday morning I realize the question I want to ask ya’

Do you want to pack your bags throw them in the back and go with me

Do you want to pack your bags throw them in the back and go with me

I know you’ve got your girl, I’ve got my guy and we shouldn’t be leaving

But there’s just something more man that we’ve got, got to believe in

Won’t you set your cares aside and journey on

Won’t you set your cares aside, my friend and journey on

Won’t you set your cares aside, my friend and journey on with me

 

  1. Look In Your Eyes (Tonight)

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Some things are best kept between lovers

Some things should never leave the bed

Some things are best kept between lovers

Some things should never leave your head

 

Like I don’t like the look in your eyes tonight

I don’t like the look in your eyes tonight

I don’t like the look in your eyes tonight

I don’t like the look in your eyes tonight

 

Don’t judge me quit looking at me that way

I hope we remember this next time you ask me to stay

What was it you first wanted from me

Because I can’t remember what I wanted from you

I think there’s a love between us, it’s very true

But everything good in my life finds a time to be through

And I don’t like the look in your eyes tonight

I don’t like the look in your eyes tonight

I don’t like the look in your eyes tonight

I don’t like the look in your eyes tonight

 

  1. Beautiful We

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CDGDEm

We were sitting at a concrete table

and the street light was shining in your eyes

and you held up your hands and said

hey, please don’t mind me

but, I was thinking just how

right on that light on your face was

right on your beautiful face

 

And all those people gathered 'round you

Loving your mind, loving your soul

and you held up your hands and said

hey please don’t mind me

but I was thinking just how

right on that light on your mind was

right on your beautiful mind

 

Oh, yes everything is so beautiful

now that we, you and me, get to share the world

now that we, beautiful we

are in this beautiful world

 

And when your lips were on my lips

I could feel your breath escape through your laughter

and you held up your hands and said

hey, please don’t mind me

but, I was thinking just how

right on that light on our love was

right on our beautiful love

 

Oh, yes everything is so beautiful

now that we, you and me, get to share the world

now that we, beautiful we

are in this beautiful world

 

  1. When You Leave

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Take my grieving "Good morning" 's that ruined your days

When you leave

Take my doubting, take my questions, and jealousies

When you leave

 

CHORUS

'Cause all I want is to live a better life

To raise myself out of this burning bed of lies

Step into the brightest of days and do something right

So, I can sleep at night

When you leave

 

Take my unfounded fears and unforgiving silence

When you leave

Take my indignant drunkenness and self-righteous preaching

When you leave

 

CHORUS

'Cause all I want is to live a better life

To raise myself out of this burning bed of lies

Step into the brightest of days and do something right

So, I can sleep at night

When you leave

SOLO

 

Take my self-serving sorrows, black-clouded tomorrows

When you leave

Take my consciously closed-mind and unjustified judgments

When you leave

 

CHORUS

 

-END-

 

  1. Through A Dawning Sky

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There is nowhere that you are that I cannot see you

Nowhere that you would be that I am not

In the brightest blinding light or the darkest wood you walk

I am there in every breath, every step, every thought

 

I take flight on angel’s wings

Over the ocean waves on a clear, clear day

I soar through a dawning sky

asking for the sun to rise on the earth below, your world below

 

Do you feel the warmth of my gift on your skin

Will you open up your eyes to a brand new day

Look and see what I have left for you through the night

Have no fear for this is everything you need

 

I take flight on angel’s wings

Over the ocean waves on a clear, clear day

I soar through a dawning sky

asking for the sun to rise on the earth below, your world below

 

Just as I was yesterday, I will be beyond tomorrow

Rising in the morning glories lying in the fields of sorrow

It will come to you that this is your home

It will come to you that you are not alone

 

I take flight on angel’s wings

Over the ocean waves on a clear, clear day

I soar through a dawning sky

asking for the sun to rise on the earth below

 

I take flight on angel’s wings

Over the ocean waves on a clear, clear day

I soar through a dawning sky

asking for the sun to rise on the earth below, your world below

 

  1. Three Days

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GDAG

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I was thinking about the last time we sang your birthday

And all those duet cover songs

I swore I heard you

In the breeze beneath the wings of a butterfly

 

And so I listened

And I waited

Longer than three days to watch you rise

Just like Jesus

Just like Jesus

Just like

 

I was thinking about the last time you told me you loved me

You said take your time but don’t take too long

I swore I heard you

Standing in the rain there singing your song

 

And, so I listened

And I waited

Longer than three days to watch you rise

Just like Jesus

Just like Jesus

Just like

 

I was thinking about how you used to say this life is longer than a line

And for true love you would set it all aside

I swore I heard

your soul turn into a melody

 

And so I listened

And I waited

Longer than three days to watch you rise

Just like Jesus

Just like Jesus

Just like

 

  1. Can Never Go Back

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I found myself driving to the pink house that was ours

Stepping into the rain, standing in our front yard

I held my hands up to the sky

Waved the clouds aside

And the sun came through

I knew that it was you

 

Telling me you can never go back, again

Can never go back, back again

Can never go back, back again

while the sun’s shining off the raindrops still in my hands

the sun’s shining off the rain drops still in my hands

 

Tailgate dreams I shared with you

Paper-napkin plans promise never followed through

Your baseline walking down songs will never sing

Dear friends you left behind screaming

You were your family’s everything

 

And, you can never go back, again

Can never go back, back again

Can never go back, back again

while the sun’s shining off the raindrops still in my hands

the sun’s shining off the raindrops still in my hands

 

Can never go back, again

can never go back

back, again

 

Under these three stars I’m guided I’m not scared

walking through our third verse

Hold my hand ‘til we are up there

But, everything I see I need is here, oh

You give your strength to make it through

The moments in between, telling me…

 

You can never go back, again

Can never go back, back again

Can never go back, again

while the sun’s shining off the rain drops still in my hands

ah, the sun’s shining off the raindrops still in my hands

 

Can never go back, again

can never go back

back, again