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DAYS LIKE TONIGHT

Days Like Tonight - In a world or good or a world of bad time takes what she will and she gives nothing back/ it's the black and the white it's the joy of the fight it's the best you never had/ and they tell me life is good but it sure as hell don't feel that way some times not on days like tonight// with a heart of love or a head of hate I do what I can to break through those gates/ of pearl and gold with the meek and the bold all out here swinging away// and they tell me faith is good but it sure as hell don't feel that way some times not on days like tonight// days like tonight when the bills aren't paid and the merciless landlord is walking your way/ days like tonight when the stars don't shine 'cause the gray L.A. smog clogs up the skyline/ days like tonight when the crowds don't come out they stayed home to watch the game on the t.v. and shout/ days like tonight when I'm going home broke and drive through the smog just me and my ghosts/ on days like tonight// In a wooden church pew or a box in the ground I know what I've lost if I lose what I've found/ it's the law and the lamb and the knife in my hands/ God bless there's no backing out now// and they tell me well you're good but I sure as hell don't feel that way most of the time or on days like tonight/ Lord they tell me that you're good - I sure as hell hope they are right on days like tonight

Sword In The Stone - I'm not sure about you but I know about me I'll be searching for hand-written prophecy/ I'm a hound on the trail of some invisible beast - my ear's to the ground to listen for feet 'cause// it's there in my bones the deep ache that I've known/ the pearl in my heart the sword in the stone// six years this September little hard to believe I kissed you goodbye and I took my leave/ I was a bird in the nest of weightier dreams but I love the caged that taught me to sing// it was there in my bones the deep ache that I've known the pearl in my heart the sword in the stone// the bloodless wound that never mends, the hole in my heart since the whole thing began/ forgive my delay I had to go my own way just to get back to where I began// and you're there in my bones the deep that I've known/ the pearl in my heart, the sword in the stone, and I want to go home/ well, I never go home// take the pearl from my heart and the sword in the stone, take the pearl from my heart and the sword from the stone

Tattoo Lady - Tattoo lady why the sad face/ 'cause everybody loves you in this place/ gather your thoughts, baby, they're coming to get you// tattoo lady// Paint your nails black as sin/ 'cause life's a battle you found yourself in/ here come the arrows and there go your walls// tattoo lady// she says, you are my sunshine my only sunshine you make me happy when my skies are gray/ it's hard to speak it but I can bleed it any day/ sun shine please sun shine on me// tattoo lady// needle needle in my skin/ where to start it all over again/ write what I already know love comes in bold scars fading// tattoo lady tattoo lady

Daughter In Tulsa - It ain't white picket fences or the ten year census tying you down to a place/ it's the ring that you choked up when her daddy spoke up/ the determined look on his face// I had a daughter in Tulsa born on the Fourth of July/ nine months to the day, I always see her that way/ don't think of her now and not cry// It's the bigger the house the faster the car there's always one more rat to race/ spend all of your time earning every dime, in the end there ain't a thing you saved// I had a daughter in Tulsa eyes like the Fourth of July/ eighteen on the day she bought her one way, I don't think of her now and not cry// Now I'm writing this letter in the hopes you'll do better and take care of my girl/ You gave her a ring and you promised her things/ but boy, you can't give her the world, or// you'll have a daughter in Tulsa wed on the Fourth of July in a grand affair and you'll wish you were there you just didn't get a reply// I have a daughter in Tulsa born on the Fourth of July nine months to the day I always see her that way, and I will 'til the day that I die

Delta Family - Daddy taught me how to shoot a gun/ my daddy taught me how to shoot a gun/ Pull the trigger count to three when the smoke clears and it's done/ my dear, you are always the right one// Brother taught me how to clean the kill, my brother taught me how to clean the kill/ well, you bleed 'em by the throat 'til the beating heart is still/ my dear, don't let death make you ill// Mama takes the meat and makes a pie/ oh, my mama takes the meat and makes a pie/ oh, we know what's for supper when the hunting season's nigh/ my dear, one day you'll be a wife// I have a kept a tally on my door/ of all the ones I loved and lost before/ I have kept a tally and the years slip out the door/ I bat my aging eyes//

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Josephine - We were eighteen when I met you Josephine bright-eyed and naive and young/ you came from the cotton fields I came from the coast/ and together we gave up their ghosts// I miss you dear Josephine like the salt in my blood longs for the sea/ if I am fish out of water, then you're a bird flying free/ I go on missing you Josephine// Years flew by like lightning 'cross the summer sky/ in pitchers of sweet tea and whiskey and rye/ skipping stones off the levee when the river ran high, down home in dixie we cried// I miss you dear Josephine like the salt in my blood longs for the sea/ if I am fish out of water, then you're a bird flying free/ I go on missing you Josephine// We both changed for the better either way we're both changed for good/ I never could put it down in a letter, tell me now do you think that I could say// I miss you dear Josephine like the salt in my blood longs for the sea/ if I am a fish out of water, then you're a bird flying free/ I go on missing you Josephine// if I am a fish out of water, then you're a bird flying free, so go on fly away Josephine

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There Goes Noah - 

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