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Finally Got Religion   from In This Life©2007
I’m filled with jubilation, I can feel my starry crown
Rock of ages roll my soul, my angel’s in town
Soon I’ll hear that heavenly chorus
With the ringing telephone
Paradise is waitin’ for us
And we won’t keep it waitin’ long
I finally got religion, I can see heaven in those big brown eyes
Jesus I hope you’ll understand
If you don’t I’ll pay the price
All my soul’s heavy burdens
Are lifted in her lovin’ arms
I got the key to my queen’s heart
And the world can’t do me no harm
They say that heaven’s closed
To those that don’t know
Jesus, as their personal savior
I hope you don’t mind Jesus
I’m worshipin’ her, yes Lord

Now they keep sayin’ you’re coming soon
And I ain’t sayin’ they’re wrong
But their great grandparents said the same thing
And “soon” don’t last that long
And you’re all up in heaven
Far beyond the pearly gates
But she’ll be home by seven
And she never makes me wait, so
Jesus I hope you’ll understand
You might do the same thing too
If it came down to worshiping a living goddess or a
Image of you
All my soul’s heavy burdens
Are lifted in her lovin’ arms
I got the key to my queen’s heart
And the world can’t do me no harm
They say my soul will burn
If I never learn
To let Jesus, be my personal savior
I hope you don’t mind Jesus
I’m worshipin’ her, yes Lord

 

Fire in the Sky  from Soul to Soul ©2013
Swamp gas, Venus and a weather balloon
And crash test dummies lyin in the blue room
Fire in the sky, Markettie’s got a lie to sell
Like all that you saw was a mogle balloon that fell
The SETI got their story from majestic 12
The Blue Book’s blackened and the greys are made green
But Keyhoe’s crackin the unholy 13
Fire in the sky doesn’t get covered up to well
When a lie don’t fly it’ll crash like Tom Mantel
Well I’ve never been an abductee but I mine as well

I’ve lost my grip I’m double faultin
Take a trip like Travis Walton
In a spaceship somersaultin
Flyin VIP
Don’t look up the stars are shiftin
I’m givin up my worldly driftin
Get a job no heavy liftin
Where there’s no gravity

Swamp gas, Venus and a weather balloon
And crash test dummies lyin in the blue room
Fire in the sky doesn’t get covered up to well
When a lie don’t fly it’ll crash like Tom Mantel
Well I’ve never been an abductee but I mine as well

I’ve lost my grip I’m double fautin
Take a trip like Travis Walton
In a spaceship somersaultin
Flyin VIP
Don’t look up the stars are shiftin
I’m givin up my worldly driftin
Get a job no heavy liftin
Where there’s no gravity

 

Free Given Fruit  from Can't Help but Wonder ©2016
Soldiers slay each other in the battlefield beyond our door
Many use their bodies to destroy and bring more misery
In our hidden chamber there is nothing we are fighting for
Here we use our bodies for the pleasures that were meant to be

In times of no safety
Your soft sighs sustain me
The taste of free given fruit

Men of darkness taking what they want and leaving only pain
Like a hungry ghost upon the earth who’s never satisfied
When their time is finished they will see that it was all in vain
Never having known a woman’s passion with no fears to hide

These men have such hatred
Because they’ve not tasted
The taste of free given fruit

 

Getting up in the Mornin  from Lazybirds American Roots ©2012
Baby shut your window
Baby shut your door
If I hear that wind blow
I won’t stay here no more

Gotta get up in the morning
Gotta get up ‘fore day
Gotta get up in the morning
Baby I’m fadin away

I’ll be down the byways
On a 4 day creep
Maybe while I’m gone away
You can get a little sleep girl

If you see my hound dog
Tell him ‘bout my plan
I’m a gonna get a bullfrog
He can get another man

Singin late at midnight
See those dancers spin
Feels like we’ve hit paradise
Is it just a sin Lord?

I don’t need a riffle
I don’t need a gun
All’s I need is a beat up car
To keep me on the run, boys

 

Glad You Did  from Jay Brown ©1996
Never seen your face before
I guess I’m gonna see it more
Never thought the time would come
I didn’t want you on the run
Never thought that I’d begin
To think of you with more than sin
Never thought that you could break
The spell of my first bad mistake
But you did, and I’m glad you did
Yes you did, and I’m glad you did

Never heard you sing out loud
But I bet that it would thrill my soul
Never really heard the lines
Or known the moments in the times
That fall between the notes I play
Till you showed me where they are one day
Never thought you’d like to guess
At wonders of the wilderness
But you did, and I’m glad you did
Yes you did, and I’m glad you did

Always thought you came across
As just another coin to toss
Always thought the world was blind
Everybody slipped my mind
The only thing to free my soul
If someone lost my self control
But you did, and I’m glad you did
Yes you did, and I’m glad you did

 

Goin’ Through the Motions Of Love   from Protest Songs etc. ©2004
Miss Boo, Miss Boo
You little lover you
Candle lights all in your eyes
Your boyfriend Lou
He’s a little lover too
You can tell by the gifts that he buys
And sometimes he’s hotter than a Harlem Globetrotter
And sometimes he’s colder than clay
And sometimes he lies
While he looks in your eyes
And you still believe all that he says
He says “darling, when I lay down to dreamin’
It’s you that I’m dreamin’ of”
But there’s no more devotion
Than stars in the ocean
Goin’ through the motions of love

Every song that they play
On your station all day
You’d swear their all callin’ your name
You say “how can this be
That they all speak to me”
But you don’t see that they’re all the same
And sometimes you sighs
As you follow his eyes
As he sits and watches TV
And sometimes you feel
That the feelings ain’t real
But you feel that in time they will be
Cause one time you came at the same time
You thought it was a sign from above
But there’s no more devotion
Than stars in the ocean
Goin’ through the motions of love

Time steals the days
With its slow steady ways
And leaves you with less of the same
You slip through the cracks
And cover your tracks with the dirt that washed down from the rain
And sometimes it’s fun
Like a sit-com rerun
And sometimes it’s soap opera sad
And sometimes you see
Your life as TV
And it seems like your ratings are bad
You’re gonna be that man’s wife
In a half-hearted life
And live where it’s never enough
But there’s no more devotion
Than stars in the ocean
Goin’ through the motions of love

 

Good Night Rock ‘n Roll   from Protest Songs etc. ©2004
Good night rock ‘n roll
Dream about the rhythm
The ones who had it with ‘em never died
Though they tried to
Good night rock ‘n roll
Dream about the dreamin’
The dancin’ and the screamin’ of the girls
When they were yours
Your kings and queens have done their time
And you know it ain’t right
To drag ‘em through the night
As soon as stars begin to shine
They give off all their light
Till they don’t burn so bright.
Good night rock ‘n roll
Don’t you dare forget it
You must give the credit where it’s due
To blacks and blues
Good night rock ‘n roll
Your windin’ chain victrola
Has spun out of control and left you flat
Made you pass the hat
It’s time to close your tire eyes
Give in to the night
Return to never land
Of all the things that money buys
It only buys the time
But it can’t buy the sand
Good night rock ‘n roll
Feel the wheel a spinnin’
The end is just beginning to the side
That ain’t been tried
Good night rock ‘n roll
Fame she fed and numbed you
And now her angels strum you slow to sleep
Pray your soul to keep

 

The Great Reuniting   from Can't Help But Wonder ©2016
There’s been a great reuniting
On the banks of Galilee
‘Cross the river Jordan
They’re together again
Doc and Merle and Rosalie
The songs of the Blue Ridge Mountains
Like our souls they’ll never die
And the heavenly ring
Of that old steel string
Unbroken in the By and By

Were the old time founding fathers
There to greet you at the golden gate?
Were the Singin’ Brakeman
And Uncle Dave Macon
Among the angels there to celebrate
Troubles trials and tribulations
You had ‘em plenty in your pilgrim years
Now your life crown is won
And you’re back with your son
And you both see straight and clear

There’s been a great reuniting
Of a soulful family
On a high mountain wind
Carried to Beulah Land
Where their cares have been set free
Salt Creek will keep on runnin’
Deep River never will run dry
And those old mountain blues
Still proclaim the good news
That the soul will never die.

 

Green Weeds   from Ruester Brown ©2006
I saw fancy ties telling fancy lies
On every head I saw sad eyes
I saw the ships come sailing home
Into the harbor of ancient Rome
I saw no smiles but only grins
Saw the harbor fill with fins
Heard no truth but only facts
Subject to the sharks’ attacks
And everywhere green weeds were growin’
You could feel hatred flowin’
It just doesn’t flow through me
Not anymore
I saw the man who paid the price
Of running from his freedom twice
I saw his sinister confidant
Administer the counter-plot
I saw his enemy’s eyes did follow
Words that just like his were hollow
His enemy’s face formed disbelief
The very word the very thief
And everywhere green weeds were growin’
You could feel hatred flowin’
It just doesn’t flow through me
Not anymore
His fists were hopin’ his teeth were grindin’
His long lost fiend he’d soon be findin’
The heart-string twine that he’d been bindin’
His enemy’s words were fast unwindin’
He broke free
From the tree
That was all he had save gravity
That to him had been security
Leaving him free to sprawl and spree
And God help the man his enemy
Who never expected to get in so deep
That snake oil grease would be obsolete
That slick talk words would be no shield
Out in the primal battlefield
And everywhere green weeds were growin’
You could feel hatred flowin’
It just doesn’t flow through me
Not anymore
As the gavel rang from atop the bleacher
Sounding like a substitute teacher
As cameras captured what they’d helped create
And stuffed shirts felt their forms deflate
As tables were turnin, as papers were flyin
As black was burnin as green was buyin
As red was bleedin as blue was sighin
And clear was out the window flyin
As doom swelled the fear as the moon swells the tide
Many people round the world laughed
And many cried
And everywhere green weeds were growin’
You could feel hatred flowin’
It just doesn’t flow through me
Not anymore

 

Heavenly Mountain   from Protest Songs etc. ©2004
Well down here in this valley
Everybody waits in line
None of us can get ahead, we all just a little behind
But up on Heavenly Mountain
Nobody has a care
They know how to live it up
Lord I gotta get up there

Heavenly Mountain
Where the walls are shinin’
Spirits are flyin’
And money’s talkin’
The fountain’s flowin’
And the mountain’s growin’
Up on Heavenly Mountain
I wanna be.

Well this valley must be sinkin’
From the chain-stores movin’ in
I guess they must be thinkin’
That we got money to spend
But up on Heavenly Mountain
They never have to shop around
They just send out for what they want
And a helicopter drops it down

Heavenly Mountain…

Well some of us in the valley
We’re trying to live free
But just as soon as you break a chain
You’re gonna have to pay a fee
But up on Heavenly Mountain
Money is no cause for care
They just stack it all in a pile
And they try to forget it’s there

Heavenly Mountain…

 

How You Expect Me to Sing the Blues (When I Got You?)   from The Jester©2010
How you expect me
To sing the blues
When I got you?
Everything about you
Like a breath of fresh ai
How’m I ‘sposed to sound like I’m in despair
How you expect me
To sing the blues
When I got you?

How you expect me
To play the blues
When I got you?
You’re too good for me
Baby I ain’t lyin’
I go to play the slide
But it just sounds Hawaiian
How you expect me
To play the blues
When I got you?

How you expect me
To blow the blues
When I got you?
How’m I ‘sposed to blow that lonesome freight train sound
All I wanna do is be with you in our home town
How you expect me
To blow the blues
When I got you?

History Mystery Clock  from The Jester©2010
Well I feel we know each other, we’re like sisters and like brothers
But there’s one thing you don’t know and it drives you nuts
Well its’ not that I’m tryin’ to rile you, its’ just I don’t know what to tell you
Cause I’ve never been the same age more than once
So I guess I’ll keep getting older, cause the alternative seems worse
And I’m happy just to hang around and spend my time
I’m a little further from the stroller, a little closer to the hearse
But if you just got to know I’ll tell ya, I’m 42
Seconds older, than I was when I started this song
I’m gonna live until I die, gonna have a twinkle in my eye
I’m gonna tell my great grandchildren to call me kid
So Mr. Piaget, level 3 is where I’ll stay
I believe I’ll keep my mile markers hid.

Well I hope you’re not in despair about it, losing sleep and pullin’ your hair out
You’ll wind up lookin’ older than me by far
You know life is full of wonders, let the history books keep the numbers
I can’t show you last night’s shooting star
Well the years keep rollin’ faster, while the days seem twice as long
That may be a fortune cookie but it’s true
I let music be my master, and my life rolls like a song
But if you just got to know I’ll tell you, I’m 29
Seconds away, from the last verse of this song
I’m gonna live until I die, gonna have a twinkle in my eye
Gonna tell my great grandchildren to call me Kid
So Mr. Erikson, I’m gonna stagnate where it’s fun
I believe I’ll keep my mile markers hid
Yeah the years keep flying faster, while the days seem twice as long
I heard the Ruester say it word for word
I’m a little further from the intro, than the coda of my song
But if you just got to know I’ll tell you, with these next two chords…
I’m gonna live until I die, gonna have a twinkle in my eye
I’m gonna tell my great grandchildren to call me kid
So Mr. Piaget, level 3 is where I’ll stay
I believe I’ll keep my mile markers hid.
Let the tombstone say “He lived while he did.”

In this Life  from In this Life©2007
In this life, you got to be so alive, in this life
There are those that survive in this life
Never knowing how to live
Always rather take than give
In this life, when you just look around in this life
When the old walls come down in this life
The truth will come to set it free
But first you’ve got to let it be

I can’t believe that you’d believe the promise of the billionaires
Dancing all around the word dishonest like they Fred Astaire 
Just because they say their morning prayers and ask the man upstairs
“Please let me win”
In this life, have you no room for doubt in this life?
Have you figured it out in this life?
If you’re so sure of your belief, then why you always grit your teeth?
In this life, where the days fall like rain in this life
There’s no cause to complain in this life
Listen to the birds refrain, they don’t know the word complain.

I can’t believe that you’d believe the promise of the billionaires
Dancing all around the word dishonest like they Fred Astaire 
Just because they say their morning prayers and ask the man upstairs
“Please let me win”
In this life, you got to be so alive in this life
There are those that survive in this life
Never knowing how to live
Always rather take than give.

 

I’m the Jester, She’s the Queen  from The Jester©2010
Well just about every hard headed fool you meet
Tryin’ to be king of his castle
But me I know my baby can’t be beat
Although I usually win when we wrestle
My baby’s younger than me and got a PHD
And I’m on my second semested
I’m the Jester, she’s the queen
Here I come with my funny hat
There I go with my antics
I got my lips up against the cat
Singing “Isn’t it romantic?”
I may be a fool but I’m smart cause nobody else has my part
The Queen of my heart loves her laughter
Sometimes she gives me my way lets me be King for a day
We laugh at all my little disasters
I’m the Jester, she’s the Queen
Well every man aught to know his lot in life
And I got a lot goin’ for me
Cause when she see’s me bahavin’ like a chimpanzee
She just can’t help but adore me
She’s my beautiful muse whom I choose to amuse
Rather than tryin’ to suppress her
I’m the Jester, She’s the Queen
I take a step out of my shyness
Just to see you look at me and smile
I’ll gladly call you “your Highness”
“Your Hineyness” once in a while
Whenever I get on your nerves I try to be more reserved
I take the bra off of my head and do my best dear
But you’ll still laugh if I beg whenever my joke lays an egg
You always say you’re a nester
I’m the Jester, You’re the Queen
All this fightin’ and fussin’ doesn’t stand a chance
And just leaves a Jester dejected
Cause every wife and husband fightin’ about who wears the pants
I guess it’s best to be nekid.
So if I can’t get a laugh and I’ve done my best
I’ll just do my bester
I’m the Jester, she’s the Queen

In Every Child   from Protest Songs etc. ©2004
As the morning star was shinin’
Like it never had before
A newborn child was smilin’
At the 3 men by the door
He was lying in a manger
So holy meek and mild
And Father I know, that’s your child.

That’s your child, that’s your child
And Jesus said “let the children be our guide”
We aught to love one another
Meet our enemies with a smile
Cause there’s some of the father in every child
As the cold rain was fallin
On a crowded city street
An old man was callin’
Beggin’ for some food to eat
He didn’t have no home or shelter
He didn’t have no place to hide
And Father I know, that’s your child

 

That’s your child, that’s your child
And Jesus said “let the children be our guide”
We aught to love one another
Meet our enemies with a smile
Cause there’s some of the father in every child

Lord please remind us
We were never meant to fight
Help us get together
In your holy light
Some of us are lost in trouble
Some of us are runnin’ wild
But Father I know, we’re all your child

All your child, all your child
And Jesus said “let the children be our guide”
We aught to love one another
Meet our enemies with a smile
Cause there’s some of the father in every child

 

In the Dark  from The Jester©2010
If my love was an arrow
You’d be the bullseye of my heart
Yes if my love was an arrow baby
You’d be the little bullseye of my heart
Everything is straight up an narrow
When it’s you and me alone in the dark

They say Noah got 2 of every creature
And put ‘em all together in one big ark
Yeah they say Noah got 2 of every creature
And put ‘em all together in one big ark
They all got married by the preacher
And that ark was rocking in the dark

Yes in the dark, in the dark
With just a sliver moon for light
Everything is sound asleep or stirring in the night
In the dark, in the dark when we’re both laid back
Rest of the world just fades into black

You won’t find me swimmin’ out in the ocean baby
Don’t wanna be no snack for no shark
Yeah you won’t find me swimmin’ out in the ocean baby
Don’t wanna be no snack for no shark
Lord knows the only deep sea diving
I want to do is with you in the dark

Yes in the dark, in the dark
With just a sliver moon for light
Everything is sound asleep or stirring in the night
In the dark, in the dark when we’re both laid back
Rest of the world just fades into black

You know people bound to talk about us baby
Let em’ talk let ‘em talk let ‘em talk
Yeah you know people bound to talk about us baby
Let em’ talk let ‘em talk let ‘em talk
Lord knows we won’t hear a word they’re sayin’
When it’s you and me alone in the dark

 

Into the New Blue  from The Jester ©2010
I got a girl, when she will have me
Her eyes meet mine when they are laughing
By candle light, we move the shadows
To help the darkness dance away

And here we are, far out on a limb
Into the new blue we have been sent
Why are we here? We’re forced to pretend
Bound by our star’s gravity
We’re the human family

I got a friend, he calls me brother
He says we’re all here for each other
He shines his light, just like a candle
No he don’t mind to melt away

And here we are, far out on a limb
Into the new blue we have been sent
Why are we here? We’re held in suspense
Bound by our insanity
We’re the human family

Is this the end, or the beginning
Of our obsession with who’s winning?
We’d all be friends, we’d come together
To fight a universal war

And here we are, far out on a limb
Into the new blue we have been sent
Why are we here? We’re still wondering
Bound by our own vanity
We’re the human family

 

Jack's Song  from Can't Help But Wonder ©2016
Once there was a boy, he was wise beyond his years
Wiser than most old men that I’ve known
He was full of love for life, and death he did not fear
He always seemed to know where he was goin

He was just a boy, he had a smile so free
But he was something like the man from Galilee

Everywhere that he did go he preached the holy word
Praising God in pain as well as pleasure
Never one for judgment he was meek yet self assured
Always with his eye upon the treasure

He was just a boy, no whiskers on his chin
But he was something like the man born in Bethlehem

Like the morning sun he shined his light for just a while
Fading from our view to new horizons
Close your eyes and you will see his handsome holy smile
Hear his words of mirth and mysticism

He was just a boy, he loved to eat ice-cream
But he was something like the man called the Nazarean

Once there was a boy, he was a teacher to us all
Worthy of our tears and celebration
Bound together we shall be, all creatures great and small
Strengthened by the pain of separation

The child of a carpenter, and mother Mary
And he knew that he had not much time to tarry

 
     
 
 
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