Replevin

No Horizon

There’s a man in the trenches staring down his gun

He says what the hell am I doing here? And what have I become?

You can call him courageous as he blows his bugle horn

And the boots that he is wearing become the boots that he had worn

There’s a boxer in the city with nothing in his head

A welter weight champion now slurs himself to bed

Undercut by his profession he punches in his dreams

No more beatings in his heart no more tricks up his sleeves

When I was young my Father told me son

No horizon’s too far away

The start and the end will soon begin to blend

Start living cause life gets shorter everyday

There’s a doctor in Kentucky pulls whiskey from the shelf

He’s so good at healing everyone but himself

He closes down his practice and he opens up his throat

Cause he knows that folks will judge him and he knows that whiskey wont

Like the cop down at the station with coffee stained teeth

Wearing honorary badges hung on him like Christmas wreaths

He dusts off his confessions and he slips down from his thrown

He no longer calls on duty his last siren has blown

When I was young my Father told me son

No horizon’s too far away

The start and the end will soon begin to blend

Start living cause life gets shorter everyday

A gravy painted waitress carries more than trays

To the impatient patrons whom are awaiting there displays

She pays the bill and bounces and leaves a ball of nerves

And the only way she’s measured is by the people that she serves

There’s a bride somewhere in Memphis white from head to toe

She looks just like a princess with a prince that she don’t know

She leaves the chapel swiftly and never makes a sound

As the priest gives the motion to shut the organ down

When I was young my Father told me son

No horizon’s too far away

The start and the end will soon begin to blend

Start living cause life gets shorter everyday

My Tomorrow Mind

I wear slippers when I’m talking

When I’m talking in my sleep

Cause I’m two feet from falling into my dreams too deep

Would you please direct me its direction that I seek

And would you please correct me if correcting’s what I need

I was grown to be a farmer but I want a job that pays

And with my luck well I’d be stuck in a place that never rains

My fields would grow so thirsty that the cattle couldn’t graze

Like a porch that sits outdoors only used on sunny days

So be careful when you cross into the great unknown

If you encounter trouble just leave it alone

Forget about forgetting what you forgot to forget

And don’t worry about tomorrow when today’s not over yet

I was built for construction because I’m tough as nails

A job gender specific specifically for males

Well I could start a business but I’m no good at sales

And I would be successful until my business fails

I could be teacher but I’d have to go to school

Wake up every morning and follow every rule

But I can be well rounded without protractor tool

And if you thinks thats crazy then consider me a fool

So be careful when you cross into the great unknown

If you encounter trouble just leave it alone

Forget about forgetting what you forgot to forget

And don’t worry about tomorrow when today’s not over yet

I could join the army to prove that I am brave

With bullet for my gun and shovel for my grave

For such a free country I would feel like a slave

They’d trade my wife a flag in exchange for life that I gave

Babies they are born but heroes they are made

Focused on heroics instead of gettin paid

Before I went to sleep last night well this is what I prayed

Won’t you please remember me once my song has played

So be careful when you cross into the great unknown

If you encounter trouble just leave it alone

Forget about forgetting what you forgot to forget

And don’t worry about tomorrow when today’s not over yet

when today’s not over yet

when today’s not over yet

when today’s not over yet

when today’s not over yet

Lily & Stella

Lily and Stella were down in the cellar

Of an old victorian home

They had blankets to sleep in and flashlights to see with

Just happy to be on their own

Lily was 9 Stella was 10 by 11 they were asleep

They meet twenty years later in an old elevator that brings them down to the street

They exchange how ya beens? and remember whens? as they smoke in a small cafe

The coffee gets cold as Stella gets told about Lily and the family that she’s made

And they can’t forget what they used to say every night before they’d go to sleep

They said we’ll be together forever and ever but thats a promise that they just couldn’t keep

On Stella’s way home she gets a call on the phone she hears crying on the other end

Says I’m sorry Stella but I went in the cellar and Lily was lying there dead

Can you please come over there’s something I need to show you there’s just something I don’t understand

Why its your name she wrote on a suicide note under the flashlight we found in her hand

Lou Anne

Oh Lou Anne open your heart if you can

Find me a reason won’t you help me to understand

Miss Lou Anne I’ll do the best that I can

Cause no matter what you do I keep running back to you

Your love is like a rubber band

Miss Lou Anne open your heart if you can

Find me a reason one good reason to be left with heart in my hand

Oh Lou Anne open your heart if you can

Find me a reason one good reason wont you help me to understand

Faces in the distance suppers on the stove

Blame it on persistence thats left me all alone

Make me walk another mile chasing your train

My soul has left burden make it go away Lou Anne

Open heart if you can find me a reason one good reason won’t help me to understand

Miss Lou Anne I’ll do the best that I can

Cause no matter what you do I keep running back to you

Your love is like a rubber band

Miss Lou Anne open your heart if you can

Find me a reason oh one reason wont you help me to understand

I’ve been calling I’ve been calling for you

No matter you do I promise to be your man

Old Picture Frames

The finish on the floor wasnt there anymore

Something happened over time

The wood became bruised from the soles of my shoes

And now it refuses to shine

Like a chain that is rusted I need to be adjusted

I dont work to well anymore the day that you died my life came untied

And now my face matches the floor

Oh won’t you please take me down down down my friend

Cause my life’s not worth living alone

I cant forget what you said when you left me friend

you said well be together even when youre gone

These walls they are crowded with old picture frames

Well when you’re not there to listen then its hard to explain

What I have been going through

The clothes that Im wearing make it apparent that I have let myself go

Im not okay I miss you everyday that is something I thought you should know

I feel alone in my home I feel like I dont belong

I tried counting sheep but I cried in my sleep singing your favorite song

Oh won’t you please take me down down down my friend

Cause my life’s not worth living alone

I cant forget what you said when you left me friend

you said well be together even when you’re gone

These walls they are crowded with old picture frames

Well when you’re not there to listen then its hard to explain

What I have been going through

These walls they are crowded with old picture frames

Well when you’re not there to listen then its hard to explain

What I oh what I have been going through

Pyro For My Broken Heart

When I look at you I don’t see the eyes in your head

When I look at you I hear your words instead

And once I know that its true I will be sleeping in my bed

And once I know its true then I will probably be dead

I won a shelf of a thousand books I’ve never read

But I aint met nobody else that could read me like you did

Deep inside of myself you set the fire and then you fled

Youre a pyro for my broken heart

The walls that I have built came crashing down tonight

My heart gets spilt on my guitar when I write

You always come around you cause the flame to reignite

Your burn has burnt me to the ground this a fire I can’t fight

Youre a pyro for my broken heart

Take away my oxygen watch as the smoke rolls in my eyes

Just as new life begins you strike a match and the fire flies

Youre a pyro for my broken heart

Youre a pyro for my broken heart

Youre a pyro

For Now April

When your river starts raging I will be your coast

And if its a party that you want I promise to be your host

Saturday night well it seems more like an early sunday morning

My eyes are getting heavy and the road is getting thin

And then somehow New York finds me and takes me home again

I never buy her roses I suppose its because she knows that I care

So when you’re dancing in moonlight with a flower in your hair

Wont you look on your horizon and you’ll see me standing there

For every wall that crumbles for every stone that falls from the sky

I’ll use my hands and I build you another and I’ll make it twice as high

I’ll keep you safe and give you shelter Ill tuck you in from the cold

And if theres a price on your loving honey then consider your heart sold

Two Story Fall

Sweet September is coming soon Im hoping

Summer love has left my heart broken

Ive gotta ask you time can you heal this heart of mine

Can you make me a stronger man

Im sleeping through the pain and the sorrow

Im dreaming as today fades through tomorrow

But everyday theres rain that can not find a drain

Lord help me I’m a drowning man

Hypnotized by love I drank your potion

It made me lose my faith my devotion

I try to make a plan to find out who I am

And all I know I’m a lonely man

I push my body through the picture window

To see if I could even feel the wind blow

But I had nothing left I used my final breath

And I screamed leave me I’m a dying man

I’m dying man

I’m dying man

I’m dying man

I’m dying man

Bathroom Apology

Under the ceiling and above the kitchen floor

The kettle is screaming yelling I’m way passed warm

Time stopped as a bullet entered the scene

I’m tracing it all the way back to a whole in the screen

I was only making my way back to you

I was only making my way back to you

Swinging on devils playground a kid can not dream

One fingers on the trigger now as he empties the magazine

White lights are flashing on the window pane

He’s gettin caught in a picture I guess he’s been framed

I was only making my way back to you

I was only making my way back to you

Under the ceiling laying on the floor

Theres a man thats bathing in blood hes not breathing anymore

Souls are leaving his body theyre leaving his body now

He says how did you find me I said I dont know how

I was only making my way back to you

I was only making my way back to you

I was only making my way back to you

I was only making my way back to you

I was only making my way

Circus Boy

Lonesome little boy in a western town

A tear in his eyes as the circus is blown down

His heroes all have gone the lions in his cage

Only memories still remain of the little boy stage

He was juggling never holding on to nothing in his hands

Yes he was juggling never holding on to nothing in his hands

Empty little room the little boy can’t dream

Cause the little boy can’t sleep when he hears his father scream

He says hold on to something don’t take another step

Cause I stand to see you make the mistakes that I now repent

I’ve been juggling never holding on to nothing in my hands

Yes I was juggling never holding on to nothing in my hands

The Saying Song

Im going through phases I’m swimming through places in my mind

Im lacing my boots and Im breaking my back for a dime

Im turning my phrases when I’m standing on stages im blind

I wind up my world just so I cant watch it unwind

The old walls they tremble and each one resembles my home

I know I’m in trouble when Im buried in rubble of stone

Im reaching for air as an easy repair for my lungs

I’ve tried being patient Ive taking it all as it comes

Dont make reverse all the songs I rehearse all the time

My songs are like the memories that I sometimes can not rewind

So save your assessment for the next contestant you find

I would rather live in your life than feel myself die in mind

Im skimming through pages unlocking the cages of rhyme

You wont see me coming but I will leave a hummin’ drunk off your bottle of wine

Saying I love with all thats in my chest

Saying I’m sorry but that all that I have left

Saying hello to complete strangers

And sayin goodbye to all my friends

Ive sat on the barstool and Ive played my guitar to a drum

Ive been lost on the road and Ive been carried home by my thumb

Ive taking the classes Ive worshipped at masses Im schooled

I dont need to be scholar or wear a white collar to be fooled

I pray at the table please keep me able to survive

Let me know my years have been worth all the tears that Ive cried

My river is ragin my tide is chagin to soon

I wake up at night and I sleep through the afternoon

Saying I love you with all thats in my chest

Saying I’m sorry but that all that I have left

Saying hello to complete strangers

And sayin goodbye to all my friends

Saying I love you with all thats in my chest

Saying I’m sorry but that all that I have left

Saying hello to complete strangers

And sayin goodbye to all my friends

Kapow

Breeze & Chances

I left my heart in hotel somewhere west of Sante fe

I said I’ll kiss you if wont tell and she said I would like it that way

She said my name is chances and Ill bet youre a gamblin’ man

I bet youre a gamblin man and I said yes I am I let my wheels hit the highway

She came out quickly from the pines

she said she liked the music I play so all night long I sang my lines

She said my name is breeze and I am here to please a ramblin’ man

To please a ramblin’ man here I am maam come on now lets boogie

Gets cold in Kingston in the fall time unless you got a hot one in your hand

I found me a lady and made her all mine she gives me loving and she understand

I was a gamblin’ man

I was a gamblin’ man

I built me a home up on the hillside I heard some wrappin at the door

I felt my love coming untied when my wife said who you looking for

She said my name is Breeze and I am here to see my ramblin man

To see my ramblin’ gamblin’ man

Patina

Well its raining on riverside

Theres a strummer on the corner and he has me thinking all about tomorrows pain

And this is what he said

You’ve gotta hold on to your love

Don’t let nobody else get in the way

You’ve got trust yourself and be grateful everyday

And then I cried oh why oh why oh why

Did you have to let it all go away

Oh yeah oh yeah

How many times must I leave you alone and how many times must I keep on coming home

To find that you’ve gone you’ve gone away

Then I remember the words of that old strummer man when he said it so well

You’ve gotta hold on to your love

Don’t let nobody else get in the way

You’ve got trust yourself child and be grateful everyday

Here me cry oh why oh why oh why

Do you try and hold something that your just gonna throw away

25 North Jefferson Street

I can’t make the wind blow faster I can only change my speed

I aint got a home and I barely got a dollar but I got everything I need

I tap my toes to the rhythm that goes from my heart down to my feet

And leads me home to where I was grown on 25 North Jefferson Street

Gonna climb a tree on monday and not come down til wednesdays gone

and I will tell you all on thursday what it was like to be alone

I cant make the whole world greener I can only plant the seed

So take your time and let me take mine and we’ll have a beautiful flower indeed

Ill take my rose and my ordinary clothes but Ill never ever take my seat

Cause bridges can burn thats a lesson I learned on 25 North Jefferson Street

Gonna sing my songs on Sunday like IM playing at Carnegie Hall

And I will tell you all on monday what it was like to have it all

I cant stop the earth from quaking I can only mend the seem

With thread I am made a singer by trade Im a regular sewing machine

The path that I choose and the language that I use it comes from the morals I keep

And when I get bent I think of all the time spent on 25 North Jefferson Street