WARM YOUR HEART
 
Well I know you've been doing me wrong
all summer through
Cold as winter's dawn
You think I'm a fool for you
Well you've got me on this trip
Got me out of my shoes
Pulling me up the hill
Tryin' to fool me out of rules

So Say a little prayer, for me darlin'.
Tell me that you're free till the mornin'
We can share a dance, if it charms ya
Let me warm your heart

We've been on the road for so long
Your moods are off and on
You try to make me smile
I turn up the radio dial
The days are long and hot
The nights grow ever colder
So if I'm lookin' lost
You might give me your shoulder

So Say a little prayer, for me darlin'.
Tell me that you're free till the mornin'
We can share a dance, if it charms ya
Let me warm your heart


PEA COAT GHOST

I took my burdened body and I sailed across the sea to visit you
We sat there staring silently; it took you much too long
To say I love you too

There’s a ghost in my pea coat screaming alcoholic anecdotes to me
She looks just like myself; I swear you are somebody else
What the hell is happening here

I’m all right; I’m okay…for now

My day is filled with blue; this time my mind has spoken true to the scene
You’re tearing out the parts trying to jump-start my heart
Get those gears moving

I took my burdened body and I threw it ‘cross the top of where you lie
Your scent reaches my heart; it gave me a little start
You’ve made me cry

I’m all right; I’m okay…for now
I’m all right; I’m okay…for now

And you’d sing la, la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Oh la, la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la


LITTLE BLUE HERON

Blue, blue like your eyes
Blue like my mistakes, blue as the sky, yeah
Blue as the moon that came out too late
And gone too soon

Little heron on her way
Where will she journey, where will she lay
She will flow free, floating with the sea
And soar with the stars…Joanne

Warm, warm like your wings
They’re all around me making me strong
Moving steadfast through the rain
The storm never lasts

Well how, how in the hell
Am I going to make it, fly up the coast
Fly with the sea, I’m only me
I don’t understand…Joanne

You’re in Mexico, permanent vacation
Permanent sky blue as your eyes
Blue as am I

Sometimes a little heron, on my way
Where will I journey, where will I lay
I will flow free, float with the sea
And soar with the stars…Joanne


RUNAWAY TRAIN

Runaway train better make your plans better run with your body
better work with your hands
Whoa, look who's on the train now
Gonna run your soul straight into the ground

Beautiful girl, beautiful dreams
Nothing to lose, making a scene whoa, look who's on the train now
Working for something you care nothing about
Bright young man, straight in his head
Gonna join the war for glory when he winds dead
Whoa, look who's on the train now
Dying for something, you know nothing about

Runaway train better make your plans better run with your body
better work with your hands
Whoa, look who's on the train now
Gonna run your soul straight into the ground

Same routine one day at a time
Never yearn for the stars unless it's with a blind eye
Whoa, look who's joined the train

Yearning for nothing, but somebody to blame
People giving up, dropping their dreams
For a silent mansion and security
Whoa, this train's getting pretty thick
if it's hard to work for, it ain't worth it

Singin' is wastin'
dreamin' is chasing foolish dreams
Yearnin' is childish
Money is man's security

Runaway train better make your plans better run with your body
better work with your hands
Whoa, look who's on the train now
Gonna run your soul straight into the ground

SEPTEMBER

You were mine in September, but you were gone in November
You took with the winter when it started to rain
Now I’m here with all our friends and we’re burnin’ at both ends
Laughin’ and cryin’, smokin’ away the pain

With your bible by the bedside
And my banjo
Playing soft and sweet and bright

It was you on that cold night lookin’ prettier than sight
I bet the prettiest indeed
And you flew with the breeze, leaving mama on her knees
I bet…I bet that she loved me

Now it’s nine in the mornin’ and I’m here to say I’m sorry
For my words, before you touch the ground
And my train boards at ten so I best get runnin’
I’d rather see you home safe and sound

With your bible tucked in both hands
And my heartstrings
Breaking at both ends

It was you on that cold night lookin’ prettier than sight
I bet the prettiest indeed
And you flew with the breeze, leaving mama on her knees
I bet…I bet that she loved me

With your bible tucked in both hands
And my heartstrings
Breaking at both ends

It was you on that cold night lookin’ prettier than sight
I bet the prettiest indeed
And you flew with the breeze, leaving mama on her knees
I bet…I bet that she loved me

DON'T BE A BABY

You wanted my soul but I gave you my heart
You weren’t a fool; no you were too damn smart
So you took your bike and rode across the country
Telling me of good times to get back at me

Maybe there’s time, time, time
Maybe there’s time
Baby don’t cry, cry, cry
Don’t be a baby and cry

Getting ready for a girl, I’ll call her Stella Mae
I left Georgetown; mama said I couldn’t stay
Hair pulled up, head bowed down, we went looking for you
Soon I would learn the truth much too soon

Maybe there’s time, time, time
Maybe there’s time
Baby don’t cry, cry, cry
Don’t be a baby and cry

Someday I’ll tell her you loved to fish and sail
Maybe she’ll look like you did, or love those wishing wells
Maybe she’ll cross the country to spite me
Maybe she’ll race her bike with the moon like you used to do with me

Maybe there’s time, time, time
Maybe there’s time
Baby don’t cry, cry, cry
Don’t be a baby and cry

LOVE OF MINE

If you turn away, turn from me.
It will be the day I start to weep
For my love is gone, gone, gone…sure as hellfire
Light up my bones, bones, bones…you’re my only desire

If there comes a day I should leave you
I can only pray you won’t believe it’s true
Follow me down, down, down…into the dirt
For that’s all I am, I was born to hold you on this earth

Love of mine, our love will never die
I will find a way for us to survive
If you leave me here to stand on my own
Still I will see you through so you are not alone

If I were a tree you would hold me
Every hour of the day branches enfolding me
Your wooden heart next to mine…intertwine
You make me feel so fine

Love of mine, our love will never die
I will find a way for us to survive
If you leave me here to stand on my own
Still I will see you through so you are not alone

If you leave me here, to stand on my own
Still I’ll see you through so you are not alone
You can run to me, I will be your rock
I will be your love, I will be your stone

Love of mine, our love will never die
I will find a way for us to survive
If you leave me here to stand on my own
Still I will see you through so you are not alone

…So you are not alone

PALE YELLOW

I’m a mess and I know it, and I know it
I would die for you
And I’ve cried too far and few

I’m in a dress and I know it, and I know it
Pale yellow and bright and you’ll die
If you see me tonight

In the cold evenin’ I would reach for you
In the cold evenin’ you would reach for me
I’m in your grasp, cold and lonely
So take me fast

I’m just a girl and I know it, and I know it
Heart sang like a song but I fell so fast
Struggled to sing along

In the cold evenin’ I would sing for you
In the cold evenin’ you would sing for me
I’m in your grasp, cold and lonely
So take me fast

Take me down to the water
See me standing there…how I hate you
Further and further down
How I long to taste you
Further and further down
How you know me
Further and further still
How you abused me

DROP YOU LIKE A DIME

You think you know me, you think you do
You think you know me, well you're a fool
I can be cruel, I can be cold
Better watch your step, cuz' I am bold

Think you can read me, like the back of your hand?
well I'm not a child, you better stand back
don't know what you're smug about
Drop you like a dime on my way out

Don't take me for a ride, don't take me for a fool
You think that I have cried, got some news for you
I can be cruel, I can be cold
Better watch your step, cuz' I am bold
So push me one more time I'll unfold

You think you want me in your arms
well I'm not a trophy, I can do real live harm
I'm not a silly girl, you've got to find your own way
Into the world

Don't take me for a ride, don't take me for a fool
You think that I have cried, got some news for you
I can be cruel, I can be cold
Better watch your step, cuz' I am bold
So push me one more time I'll unfold

MAMA

She had a heart of gold, pretty little thing
so her mama told her, Girl go put on that ring

Mama no, mama knows what's best for me
Mama no, mama knows everything
Mama sees, mama hears me cry
Mama don't shed a tear I wonder why
Mama no

The house of the lord, dress laced in white
The girl did not implore her Mama, she put up no fight

Mama no, mama knows what's best for me
Mama no, mama knows everything
Mama sees, mama hears me cry
Mama don't shed a tear I wonder why
Mama no

Day fell to night, Mama went home.
So he used his right, on her mind, body and soul

Mama no, mama knows what's best for me
Mama no, mama knows everything
Mama sees, mama hears me cry
Mama don't shed a tear I wonder why

She couldn't take no more
so he held her on the floor
She put up her fight
Mama's baby died that night

Mama no, mama knows what's best for me
Mama no, mama knows everything
Mama sees, mama hears me cry
Mama don't shed a tear I wonder why
 

CHAILEEN'S SONG

So you know heartbreak, so you’ve got stories
Well I’ve got stories too, boo hoo and all that
So you know broken, he’s an old friend of mine
He suits me just fine ‘cause I think I’m broken too

You ask me why I should work so hard
Just to fall so far down
I say friend there may be a time
I will rise above the ground

Oh, flyin’…not just safe and sound

I heard you’ve been achin’, well I’ve been achin’ too
Feelin’ so lost, feelin’ so blue, boo hoo and all that

You ask me why I should work so hard
Just to fall so far down
I say friend there may be a time
I will rise above the ground
Oh, flyin’…not just safe and sound

Just because I know the dark better than the light
Oh, I’ll shine when my time is right

So you know heartbreak, so you’ve got stories
Well I’ve got stories too, boo hoo and all that
But I know hope, she’s a pretty pretty girl
Brighten up my world when I give her a chance

You ask me why I should work so hard
Just to fall so far down
I say friend there may be a time
I will rise above the ground
Oh, flyin’…not just safe and sound