Shipwrecked In The 80iesWell you fight like the devil to Just keep your head above water Chained to whatever you got That you can’t throw away And you‘re shooting through space On that river of life that you‘re riding And it‘s swirling and sucking you Deeper on down everydaySo you turn to your trusty old partner To share some old feelings And you find to your shock that Your faithful companion is gone And the truth slowly dawns that You‘re lost and alone in deep water And you don’t even know How much longer there is to go onLike an old Holy Bible you‘ve clung to For so many seasons With the rules of survival in words You could still understand
When they proved something wrong You believed in so long you go crazy And you‘re so close to folding the cards That you hold in your handSinging, holy Toledo I can’t see the light anymore All those horizons that I used to guide me are gone And the darkness is driving me Farther away from the shore Throw me a rhyme or A reason to try to go on
Here Comes That Rainbow Again The scene was a small roadside cafeThe waitress was sweepin' the floorTwo truck-drivers drinkin' their coffeeAnd two okie-kids by the doorHow much are them candies, they asked herHow much have you got, she repliedWe've only a penny between usThem's two for a penny, she liedAnd the daylight grew heavy with thunderwith the smell of the rain on the windAin't it just like a humanHere comes that rainbow againOne truckdriver called to the waitressAfter the kids went outside
Them candies ain't two for a pennySo what's it to you, she repliedIn silence they finished their coffeeGot up and nodded godbyeShe called, hey, you left too much moneySo what's it to you, they repliedYou could still understand When they proved something wrong You believed in so long you go crazy And you‘re so close to folding the cards That you hold in your handSinging, holy Toledo I can’t see the light anymore All those horizons that I used to guide me are gone And the darkness is driving me Farther away from the shore Throw me a rhyme or A reason to try to go on
Michoacan Woke up this morning the border was burning my mindThings that I seen that I couldn't be leaving behind meDown in this hole in the ground there ain't nothing to seeBut down in Michoacan paradise waits for meNorth of the border the bodies Are bought and they're sold boyMe and a brother was caught turning green into goldI'm gonna pay for my crime till the day that I'm freeBut down in Michoacan Paradise waits for meA rusty car rode across
the border I was insideI had two dogs my red guitarand my teenage brideWe took a look at a shot in the dark and we found a homeWhere the flowers bloom in MichoacanA rusty car rode across the border I was insideI had two dogs my red guitarand my teenage brideI´m gonna clean up my act and go backTo where I belongWhere the flowers bloom in Michoacan
El CoyoteThey call him a bandit, And you know the notchesThat he ought to wear on his gunHe sees you through eyes that he's partially blindedBy staring too long at the sunBut he's true to his school And he's nobody's foolAnd he's lucky to still be aliveThe wolf pack will die when it's scattered by manLonesome coyotes surviveHe buried his feelings, And life was a mountainThat he was determined to climbThen he caught the scent of a sister in spirit
Who taught him to love her in timeSomehow or other She gathered togetherThe cubs that he sired on the wayAnd they run by his side Through the chill, hungry nightAnd they sleep to his sweet serenadeThere's a part of his heart up in heavenAnd a part that will always be wildAnd all he can leave them is love and a reasonTo run for the rest of their livesLonesome coyotes survive
Please Don't Tell Me How The Story EndsThis maybe our last good night togetherWe may never pass this way again.Just let me enjoy it 'till it's over, or foreverPlease don't tell me how the story ends.See the way our shadows come togetherSofter than your fingers on my skinSomeday these may be all we remember of each otherPlease don't tell me how the story ends.Never's just the echo of foreverLonesome as a love that might have been.Let me go on lovin' and believin' 'till it's overPlease don't tell me how the story ends.
It’s Never Gonna Be the Same AgainAll we ever owed each other For the time we spent togetherWas the right to know it’s over when it’s goneWhat it wasn’t doesn’t matter And it still don’t feel no betterJust to know who done who righteously or wrongLord, I wish that I could say I could see a single wayThat we could take it back to where it used to beBefore the daylight broke to piecesEverything I used to make believe
And it’s never gonna be the same againI’m sorry we can’t even still be friendsBut trusting you has left some woundsThat time ain’t gonna mendAnd it’s never gonna be the same againIt’s a shame to know it’s over and that you’re nothingBut another pretty thing that I won’t do before I dieBut the saddest part of all is never knowingIf you’ll ever even wonder whyAnd it’s never gonna be the same againI’m sorry we can’t even still be friendsBut trusting you has left some woundsThat time ain’t gonna mendAnd it’s never gonna be the same again
Between Heaven And HereYou got your reasons to choose not to ever believe me (believe me)Maybe life done you so dirty you'll never be freeLook what you're doing to someone who surreally loves youIs that the lonesome old way you wanted to be (I didn't think so)Partner I know we could be soul to soul if we want toLord ain't it worth it there's so little lovin' todayWastin' our feelings on somethin' when so little mattersThink of the time and the chances we're throwing awayWe can do better than this we can go for the gloryI hope to God we can handle the worst of our fears
Then if you will if you're up to the thrill of a lifetimeMaybe we'll tear down the walls between heaven and hereMaybe the secret is making believe when it mattersMaybe just keeping it simple and close to the heartLove is so easy to make and so easy to shatterWe can be stronger together or tear it apartWe can do better than this we can go for the gloryI hope to God we can handle the worst of our fearsThen if you will if you're up to the thrill of a lifetimeMaybe we'll tear down the walls between heaven and hereMaybe we'll tear down the walls between heaven and here
Late AgainWoke up late again this mornin' Cause I was late again last nightIn the mood that I was born in And my skin was feelin' tightI took a short cut to the city Had myself a drink or twoI've got over feeling shaky But I'm still not over youGod I might as well forget you You ain't never coming toSeems like ever since I met you I've been a gettin' over youI don't crave no conversation I don't need no sympathyAll I want is my old lady That old lady wantin' meSo take me anyway if you want me
I'll take you anyway I canI don't want your sack of candy Just some sweetness now and thenI got to get myself together With someone who wants some tooMaybe I can learn to love her While I'm a gettin' over you
Under The GunBreak a man, break a promiseBreak a heart, break a homeTake a long hard look at a heavenGone to hell under the gunSee the child, young and hungryGrowing wild, on the runAnd he'll die reaching for freedomHe was born under the gunSwollen men, blind with powerBreak the rules, one by oneWith their lies raising the dangerOf their games under the gun.No more time, no more chancesNo more wars will be wonIn the end only the losersHold the land under the gun
Hold the truth like a candleLet it shine like the sunOn the love that's left to believe inIn a world under the gun.
From The Bottle To The BottomYou ask me if I’m happy nowThat’s good as any joke I’ve heardIt seems that since I’ve seen you lastI done forgot the meaning of the wordIf happiness is empty roomsAnd drinkin’ in the afternoonWell I suppose I’m happy as a clamBut if it’s got a thing to doWith smilin’ or forgettin’ youWell I don’t guess that I could say I amDid you ever see a down and outer waking up aloneWithout a blanket on to keep him from the dewWhen the water from the weeds has soaked the paperHe’s been puttin’ in his shoes to keep the ground from comin’ throughAnd his future feels as empty as the pocket in his pantsBecause he’s never seen a single dream come trueThat’s the way that I’ve been feelin’ since the day I started fallingFrom the bottle to the bottom stool by stoolLearnin’ hard to live with losin’ you
You wonder if I’m better offWith freedom now to do the things I chooseWith all my times my own andI got nothin’ left but sleepin’ time to loseThere’s no one here to carry onIf I stay out the whole night longOr give a tinker's damn if I don’t callI’m livin’ like I wanted toAnd doin’ things I wanna doAnd nothin’ means a thing to me at allDid you ever see a down and outer waking up aloneWithout a blanket on to keep him from the dewWhen the water from the weeds soaked the paperHe’s been puttin’ in his shoes to keep the ground from comin’ throughAnd his future feels as empty as the pocket in his pantsBecause he’s never seen a single dream come trueThat’s the way that I’ve been feelin’ since the day I started fallingFrom the bottle to the bottom stool by stoolLearnin’ hard to live with losin’ you
Best Of All Possible WorldsI was runnin' through the summer rain Tryin' to catch the evenin' trainAnd kill that old familiar pain Weavin' through my tangled brainWhen I tipped my bottle back I smacked into a cop I didn't seeThat policeman said, "Mr. Cool If you ain't drunk then you're a fool"I said, "If that's against the law Tell me why I never sawA man locked in that jail of yours Who wasn't either black or poor as me.Well that was when someone turned out the lightsAnd I wound up in jail to spend the nightsAnd dream of all the wine and lonely girlsIn this best of all possible worldsWell I woke up next morning Feelin' like my head was goneAnd like my thick old tongue Was lickin' somethin' sick and wrongAnd I told that man I'd sell my soul If somethin' wet and cold is that old cellThat kindly jailer grinned at me All eaten up with sympathyThen bought himself another beer
And came and whispered in my ear"That booze was just a dime a bottle boy You couldn't even buy the smell"I said, "I knew there was somethin' I liked about this townBut it takes more than that To bring me down, down, downCause there's still a lot of wine and lonely girlsIn this best of all possible worlds"Well they finally came and told me They was a gonna set me freeAnd I'd be leavin' town if I knew what was good for meI said, "It's nice to learn That everybody's so concerned about my health"I said, "I won't be leavin' No more quicker than I can'Cause I've enjoyed about this Much of this as I can standAnd I don't need this town of yours moreThan I've never needed nothing else"
A Moment Of ForeverWas it wonderful for youWas it holy as it was for meDid you feel the hand of destinyThat was guiding us togetherYou were young enough to dreamI was old enough To learn something newI'm so glad I got to Dance with youFor a moment of foreverSometimes when you're cryin', You're happySometimes you're just cryin'I know, I knowCome whatever happens nowAin't it nice to know that Dreams still come trueI'm so glad that I was Close to youFor a moment of forever
I Hate Your Ugly FaceYou've heard a lot of singers Moaning of the love they lostBut they're always true to their long lost dear, No matter what the costI want you to hear I ain't crying in my beerThis is how it goes with meThe happiest day of my unhappy lifeWas when you set me freeI hate your ugly faceI see it every placeIt follows me wherever I try to goYour skin is tanned like leatherIt looks just like a hefer'sOh, I hate you dear and I think you ought to know
Now most heart-broken singers Wish their sweethearts happinessI just hope you're miserable, You sorry looking messI want you to hear I ain't crying in my beerThis is how it goes with meThe happiest day of my unhappy lifeWas when you set me free
Loving Her Was EasierI have seen the morning burning golden on the mountains in the skiesAchin' with the feelin' of the freedom of an eagle when she fliesTurnin' on the world the way she smiled upon my soul as I lay dyingHealin' as the colours in the sunlight and the shadows of her eyesWakin' in the mornin' to the feelin' of her fingers on my skinWipin' out the traces of the people and the places that I've beenTeachin' me that yesterday was something that I never thought of tryingTalkin' of tomorrow and the money, love and time we had to spendLovin' her was easier than anything I'll ever do againComin' close together with a feelin' that I've never known before, in my timeShe ain't ashamed to be a woman, or afraid to be a friendI don't know the answer to the easy way she opened every door in my mindBut dreamin' was as easy as believin' it was never gonna endAnd lovin' her was easier than anything I'll ever do again
Prove It To You One More Time AgainNobody blamin' you don't get me wrong I know so many things you done for meBut you got your life that you gotta live And I'll get alongI just wonder who you wanted me to beAnd I can't believe that you still don't believe in me Or hold a clue to who I amI just hope to God That I still got the heart to take itAnd prove it to you one more time againSo many lies were told so many times Maybe it's too late to make it love againIf we got a choice then we got a chance then we gotta tryAnd do the story true right to the endAnd I don't believe you don't believe in me And you still don't understandI just hope to God I still got the heart to take itProve it to you one more time againHold the truth like a candleLet it shine like the sunOn the love that's left to believe inIn a world under the gun.