Long Live All Of Us

Trouble Wont Last Always

Far beyond the sunset’s glow
Where the sky hangs heavy and low
Where the golden glory shines
Beyond the days decline
Hope is what you’ll find
If you want to go

Far beyond the highest hill
Taller than the walnut with the whippoorwill
There are voices in the wind
We shall sing with them again
So march on, march on dear friends

When trouble comes around
Like it surely will
Remember you were happy once
And you can be happy still

Far beyond the sunset rim
In the twilight deep and dim
Where the darkness never goes
But we shall be in droves
Ain’t nobody coming back
This way again

When trouble comes around
Don’t you be afraid
This world can take your life
But it can’t take the love you’ve shown away

When trouble comes around
Like it surely will
Remember we were happy once
And we can be happy still

A Shoulder To Cry On

You can’t carry the worries of the world
And have a shoulder left to cry on
So many days left to the hands of chance
With nothing to rely on

So crawl with me out of the dark
Let it be us the light shines on
For nothing is promised or guaranteed
But I’ll be the post that you can lean on

I don’t want to live forever
But I don’t want to die tonight
Let’s walk through this world together
Let it know we’re alive

I’ve spent a lifetime living like a fool
When I should have known better
I guess you’ll never know who you are
Until who you were is gone forever

So walk with me out into the light
Let it be us who learn to live on
For nothing is promised or guaranteed
But I’ll be the shoulder you can cry on

Let me be your shoulder to cry on

The Flood

Oh Leona where’d the time go
It must have died with our younger selves
Now you know if you run too far
You won’t ever find your way back home again

Hallelujah in the present tense
Hallelujah honey run to me
Never mind what your momma said
The devil ain’t got no plans for you baby

Wild young hearts
Sometimes break
And sometimes die
But that’s the chance you take
So take mine

Jump in the flood
Into to the fire we will be drug
With everyone we’ve ever loved
But that’s all right
No one leaves here alive

Oh Leona when did we get scared
Seems like this world wants us to stay afraid
But if you obsess over what happens next
The good you’re given just slips away

Hallelujah in the present tense
And how the hell were we supposed to know
Rock ‘n’ roll can’t save you from yourself
But if your lucky it will save your soul

All the days that came before
We don’t need them anymore

Cheap Wooden Cross

I found a cheap wooden cross
And it reminded me of you
I guess nothing has any meaning
Until you want it to

So I’ll be down in Roane County
If you get out
There’s a heart here waiting
Just to make a sound

Honey we’re all here drifting
Just killing time passing through
Wading out in the water
Hoping to find something to tie off to

But float with me downstream
Where the water’s fine
And we’ll soak in the feeling
That everything will be alright

Of all the things you had then you lost
Don’t let me be the one you never come across

I found a cheap wooden cross
Wasn’t nothing but a piece of wood
I guess it’s up to me honey
To find out if it means what it should

But you don’t have to know how you got here
To be happy you’re alive
So put all your faith in a kiss
And meet me out under the night

Nothing Can Keep Me Away

You know there’s nothing that can keep me away
I’d steal a car just to get to where you stay

‘Cause there ain’t no glory in living
If you can’t learn to live with the pain

I hope someday we can look back at where we came
And see all the good that we left along the way

And before these days turn to dust
Long live all of us

Trouble is never far away
Keep me in your heart
That’s where I’ll stay

You know there’s nothing that can keep me away
I’d risk my life if you called on my name

‘Cause there ain’t no glory in living
If you can’t learn to live with the pain

Everything Comes Back

When the wind came it blew forever
And the dead leaves danced in the street

And the once faded light
Burned again in me

If my lips could come together
They would say what my heart wants you to know

I’m feeling better
And I’m coming home

When the wind came it blew forever
And forgiveness fell at my feet

Some things change with the weather
And some just change in me

When We Were Wicked

I remember every little thing
Young blood and underfed
Days spent hidden from the world
Lips kissed by cigarettes

When we were wicked
Nothing could slow us down
So come on out and run with me tonight
Like we did when we owned this town

Don’t you want to feel like we did before
When time it didn’t matter
Dancing on the porch to the rock ‘n’ roll
Made you laugh, made you sing
Made you feel like you were someone

Four bands at a house show
On a three band bill
Five dollars got you in here
Now George Dickel’s gonna make you feel

There’s a party somewhere
Out on Highway 96
Ain’t got to worry about the cops coming
‘Cause it’s too far out in the sticks

So come on out
I know we’re older now
But I’ve still got the fire in me

Heart Full Of Wanna

You had a hand full of spades
And a heart full of wanna
And everything you said came true

Now all your friends they don’t know you
New ones think that they do
None of this will carry you through

How many people will be hanging around
When they come and take the money away?
Will anybody still be hanging around
When they come and take the money away?
I’ll be standing right next to you
With everything left to do
Yeah we’ll tell them
Come and take the money away

Everything that you want, girl
Is always open to you
No one’s gonna push you down

You do whatever you want to
You say whatever you think
But your heart, it never makes a sound

How many people will be hanging around
When they come and take the money away?
Will anybody still be hanging around
When they come and take the money away?
I’ll be standing right next to you
With everything left to do
I know you’re worried
But let them take the money away

You’re only trying to get over
But what you’re leaving behind
Is everything you said and you did

So when the boat runs aground here
And all the bones are all picked clean
We can say we finally lived

How many people will be hanging around
When they come and take the money away?
All of us will still be hanging around
When they come and take the money away
We’ll be standing right next to you
Think of everything we can do
I wish they’d hurry
Come and take the money away
‘Cause there ain’t none anyway

Keep It Coming

Come on let the night fall down
And chase the light out
So the world won’t know
Where all the heathens go

Baby be good to me
‘Cause I don’t know how to be
But I’ll be good to you
Just tell me that you want me to

Not everyone in this world
Is trying to break your heart
So believe me when I say
Baby, come on keep it coming
Baby, give me all the love you got
And I’ll be there when the pain won’t stop

Honey don’t be afraid
This will all end someday
Time is only on one side
And it ain’t yours or mine

Not everyone in this world
Is trying to make you cry
So believe me when I tell you
Baby, come on keep it coming
Baby, give me all the love you got
And I’ll be there when the pain won’t stop

Under A Barking Moon

Under a barking moon
The dogs howl for you all night
But where is the light in me
On the dark part of the street
Where no one wants to go
It’s where I call home

I hear bells ringing
Saying the sun is coming up
And it sounds like angels singing
Telling me I need to straighten up

My bones they ache
And hands they shake
And nothing can calm me down
Once the night’s around

Under a barking moon
The dogs howl for you all night
But where is the light in me
On the dark part of the street
Where no one wants to go
It’s where I call home

Some Eternal Spark

Listen to your heart
Lead you through the dark
Somewhere the moon
Burns like a candle lit by some eternal spark

There ain’t nowhere to run or to go
The Earth’s a giant sphere I know
And a straight line will take you right back to where it all began

So make a wish on a satellite and hold it close
‘Cause you know the stars all died a long time ago
I’ve seen the Northern lights
But you make the South seem bright
So come on let me get you alone

We all got a hole to fill
Some try and try and it’s empty still
I guess the blues baby the blues
Are just you crying somewhere down inside

If this is all we ever get
I’ll learn to live with it without regret
Make the sweet a little sweeter
The pain a little easier to bear

The only thing I truly own
I can never touch or hold
No it’s buried in this body waiting for its day to go on home

But listen to your heart
And it will lead you through the dark
‘Cause somewhere in you
Burns a light lit by some eternal spark

I’ve told a thousand lies
Been lied to a thousand times
Looked up at a starry sky
And felt lucky to be alive
And I’ve seen the Northern lights
But you make the South seem bright
So come on let me get you alone

Ghosts In The Vapor

We shall be lifted on high
Raised from the dirt
All by and by yourself
Out here alone

But all good things will be born anew
Ghosts in the vapor
Ghosts in the hue of a night
So far from home

But we will march on

We shall climb mountains so tall
And stare into the ether
Into an empty so big
It makes us feel small

But all good things will be born anew
Ghosts in the vapor
Ghosts in the hue of a light
Yet to look upon

But we will march on

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