The Old Road

Baby put your heart in my hand
I’ll give you mine and we’ll be set
And we’ll walk down this old road together
Yeah you and me thick like thieves
Boots all worn and dirty knees
And we’ll walk down this old road together
Yeah we’ll walk down this old road together

And I've got you every day
Right here by my side
And it’s safe to say
That it’s alright
And it’s alright

You'll be my woman I’m your man
I'll take no other and be glad
And we’ll walk down this old road together
Yeah you and me thick like thieves
Boots all worn and dirty knees
And we’ll walk down this old road together
We’ll walk down this old road together

And I've got you every day
Right here by my side
And it’s safe to say
That it’s alright, it’s alright

You'll be my woman I’m your man
I'll take no other and be glad
And we’ll walk down this old road together
You and me thick like thieves
Boots all worn and dirty knees
And we’ll walk down this old road together
We’ll walk down this old road together
We’ll walk down this old road together

 

 

 

 

There is a Light

I talk like a man with a soul like June
And act out the part of a joker in chains
I say every word round a silver mouthed spoon
And do everything that a man should hate

But there is a light that shines in my dreams
And I want to know what the lights all mean
What the lights all mean

And oh my love
Oh the dreams
Oh my love, my love
The dreams

The shirt on my back it ain't made for no king
I borrowed my shoes from a poor mans feet
I tailored my coat with a half price string
Ain’t no one would covet my anything

But there is a light that shines at the seams
And the light just grows in spite of me
It's all in spite of me

I’ve seen everything I’ve looked at for sure
But I never looked twice and knew what I’d find
A man with broke eyes can’t give you a cure
But maybe he sees more by knowing he’s blind

And there is a light that shines on my face
And I know, I know that it lights my way
Oh and it lights my way

And oh my love
Oh the dreams
Oh my love, my love
The dreams

 

 

Parker Lee

 

On the street he sees the signs all flashin’ red
And the streets are dry but the people stream ahead
All those strangers think Virginia is for lovers
But the lovers know the game
But that ain’t Parker Lee

When the lights go out he leaves off all his talking
Tries to lay down still and listen to the sounds
His bag is always packed and in his mind
He carries memories around
But that ain’t Parker Lee

His home was where the willows sighed in summer
The fields were green like the green that's in your mind
His mother and his father both said please
He said he had to go
Goodbye Parker Lee

Every day he walks a little farther west
Every night he sleeps a little less it seems
He could retrace his steps if everywhere he rests
He left something behind
But that ain’t Parker Lee

Someone told me that they met him one December
When the ground was hard and the sky was a frozen white
They asked him why he’s walking and he told them
And I don’t know why

He said he heard a sound come from the sky in Virginia
Like a singing in the stars and a door flung wide
And when the thunder spoke his heart it broke in pieces
And he was satisfied
Said he had to leave
Goodbye Parker Lee

If you see him on the highway and you listen
You can hear the song he sings in a broken whine
Under stars and under skies of fire that glisten
Sweet chariot on time
Goodbye Parker Lee
Goodbye Parker Lee
Goodbye Parker Lee

 

 

Pretty Little Reason

Honey you're my sweetness
You’re my little strong delight
You’re the pretty little reason
That I’m living me the sweet life
Yeah, baby you’re my weakness
Strong like a river runs wide
You’re the pretty little reason
That I’m living on the sweet side

It’s like a little bit of pain
Honey when I look in your eyes
My heart’s growing and it hurts
Like I ate up all the sunshine
Baby come and dance with me
Let me spin your heart round right
You’re the pretty little reason
I’m living on the sweet side
You’re my little sweetness

You got my cold heart wrapped tight
I don't think I ever want it unstrung
Everything is feeling alright
Every time my baby calls
I’m running just ‘a-ready to fight
Cause she’s the pretty little reason
That I’m living on the sweet side

Oh it's like a little shot of pain
Honey when I look in your eyes
My heart’s growing and it hurts
Like I ate up all the sunshine
Baby come and dance with me
We can work it all out right
You’re the pretty little reason
That I’m living on the sweet side
You’re my pretty little reason
And I’m livin’ on the sweet side
 

 

 

 

My Girl, My Sweet

 

Turn the lights all down
Hold the whiskey do please
Cause tonight I’m drinking the stars
It’s alright if you want
To shake and be free
And sometimes you get what you want

Tell my girl my sweet
I’m coming to meet her
And I am bringing with me
A band of white gold and six yellow horses
And my love is coming with me

Tell the old moon to come down
And wash in the river
Tell the river to run to the sea
And tell my girl my sweet
The moon wants to meet her
And my love is coming with me

Tell her mother I’m coming
Tell her brother I’m running
Tell her father I carry with me
Six horses that run and a band of white gold
And my love is coming with me

Rivers no more
Moon on the shore
She comes to me
Blushes the moon
Teases the noon
Eyes like the sea
And I'm running
And my love, is coming with me

Horses in line
Yellow and fine
She comes to me
Stars on the shore
Rivers no more
Eyes like the sea
And I’m running
And my love is coming with me

I’m running
And my love is coming with me
Oh and I’m running
And my love is coming with me

 

 

 

Old Stars

When those stars hit your eyes
Ain't it something
So free with that light
And no blushing
And when the night falls 'round
They just throw it all down at my feet
And it's all free

Some say man is just a machine
And that he runs on green apples and dreams
They say the world is gonna die
When the sun says goodnight, exit scene
But that it's nothing mean

Well here I am anyway
In the night
A heart that's free
When the chains are tight
Much more than old stars

All the light in your eyes started somewhere
All the love in your heart did the same
I wish I had a solid gold sun for a heart
I could shine on you friend
But my shine's too dim

Some say man is just a machine
And that he runs on green apples and dreams
They say the world's gonna die
When the sun says goodnight, exit scene
But that it's nothing mean

Well here I am anyway
In the night
A heart that's free
When the chains are tight
Much more than old stars
 

 

 

 

Good Love

 

I want a rock heart
I want a leather hide
I want a short fast fuse burning dynamite
I want to make a break
Leave it all behind
I want to kick it and quit it
Leave you sitting in my hindsight

Tell you that I love you
While I go the other way
Catch a fast train running
Book a jet plane yesterday

I want to get lost
Blow every stop sign
I want a fast car waiting turning redlines
I want to make a break leave it all behind
Want to kick it and quit it
Leave you sitting in my hindsight

Tell you that I love you
While I go the other way
Catch a fast train running
Book a jet plane yesterday
Yeah all that
But good love
It got the best of me

I wanna spit fire
Leave you high and dry
I wanna keep throwing punches
While I'm running blind
I wanna give you just
A little piece of my mind
Say take it and break it
And hit the road without a goodbye

Tell you that I love you
While I go the other way
Catch a fast train running
Book a jet plane yesterday
But good love
It got the best of me

Love can take a mighty man
And turn him into
Love can take a stronger man
Turn him into
Love can take a mighty man
Turn him into
Love can take a stronger man
Turn him into
Good love!
Got the best of me
Good love!
Got the best of me
Good love!
Got the best of me

 

 

 

Beast of the Field

Take the heart of your father
Beating in your chest
Take the hand of your brother
Hold it to your breast
You are not like a beast of the field
For I called you by name
Are you listening?

Take the blood of thousands
Pour it at my feet
Take the crowns of your kingdoms
Give 'em to me
You are not like a beast of the field
For I called you by name
Can you hear me?

No, you are not like the others

In the womb of your mother
With a needle so small
I knit you together
I remember it all
You are not like a beast of the field
For I called you by name
Are you listening?

 

 

 

The Least Man

 

I was a born again user
A heart tough like old roots
I held women like hammers
And I fought like a brute
And I was tired like the Bible
Always cutting men down
I was just like I wanted to be

I drank violence like water
At a tender young age
Took what I wanted
Sent men to their graves
Shot once for the gold
And twice for the fun
And I was just like I wanted to be

But is it too late
Too late for me
God tell me am I too far gone
Could I catch a ride like old Elijah
Be the least man in your kingdom come

I was caught by the lawman
For the things I had done
I didn’t ask for no mercy
Didn’t reach for my gun
I’m six steps from the gallows
And I’ll swing when it's done
And that is just like I want it to be

I know every man dies
But I still don’t know why
I lived like I was heir to the world
But if all that I get Is six foot deep shoveled shit
I'll reap what I sowed for damn sure

But is it too late
Too late for me
God tell me am I too far gone
Could I catch a ride like old Elijah
Be the least man in your kingdom come

Could I catch a ride like old Elijah
Be the least man in your kingdom come

 

 

 

Let It Roll

Can you roll down your window right now
And let the wind come on in
There's plenty of road here tonight
And there’s nothing left to win

It feels like there’s nothing in the world
I can't feel with my heart
And lately the world’s been shaking
Like it’s coming apart

So let the wind roll through
Let it roll over me
Yeah let the wind roll through
Let it roll over me

Can you play me something good right now
That won’t break my heart?
I want to hear something beautiful
Angel choirs sing in ten thousand parts

It’s just like there’s nothing in the world
I can’t hear with my heart
And lately world’s been screaming
Like it’s coming apart

So let the wind roll through
Let it roll over me
Yeah let the wind roll through
Let it roll over me

Let it roll like the Jordan
Let it break this old ship on the sea
Yeah let the wind roll through
Let it roll over me

Let it roll
Let it roll
Let it roll
Let it roll over me

Let it roll
Let it roll
Let it roll
Let it roll over me

Let it roll
Let it roll
Let it roll
Let it roll

Let it roll on
Let it roll over me
Let it roll on
Let it roll over me
Let it roll on
Let it roll over me