ONE MAN ARGUMENT

 

HORSEFEATHERS

Don’t you hear your mama calling you, calling back home again?
You’ve been rattling ‘round in the lost and found with your same old redneck friends.
But good times come and good times go but sooner or later they’ll leave you cold,
If you can’t leave them alone.

Are you sitting on that mountain top watching your domain
Go up in flames, it’s going up in flames.

Can’t you feel that wind a-blowin’ , it’s blowing like a hurricane.
Can’t you see the signs and omens just oozing out of everything.
You’re putting together a horse with feathers
But that contraption wont take wing.

      
There’s a city on that mountain top but you aint gonna find
No one inside who’s still alive.

Don’t you know just what you’re knowing and no body can tell you different noAnd don’t you see what’s clearly showing, don’t you hear what’s screaming out?

Are you sitting on your mountain top counting your remains
And circling ‘round the drain and waiting out the days.


DON'T WORRY

My love, don’t worry. Your mind is in a hurry to know what’s going on.
My dear, sweet lovely, time flies and it’s coming much faster than before.

Thoughts are turning over, rolling over, spinning over in that head of yours
You want to run for cover, make’s you wonder if there’s anything you know for sure.
Doing what they told you, doing what the doctor ordered is it ever enough?
Is it a little comfort,  does it mean a thing to know that you have my love, my love.

Oh my fair lady, I see us both past eighty taking up the rocking chairs.
And that’s all that I’m wanting, from dusk until the dawning filling up our dreams.

Life is boiling over, yes it’s rolling like a boulder through this place you know.
I want to bring it closer, want to feel it all until my heart explodes.
Did I tell you that I love you did I tell you that I need you, do I say it enough?
Can you take a little comfort if I tell you once again that you have my love, my love

We fit like a glove, we’ve got more than enough, my love so don’t worry.

~solo over verse~

thoughts are turning over, rolling over, spinning over in that head of yours
you want to run for cover, makes you wonder if there’s anything you know for sure.
Did I tell you that I love you, did I tell you that I need you, can I say it enough?
Is it a little comfort, does it mean a thing to know that you have my love?
My love, my love, my love, my love, don’t worry.


LOVED TO PIECES

~ COMING SOON ~


MEANT TO BE APART

You took a lethal dose and I’ve got the antidote

But I don’t want to tell you so and you don’t want to know.

Your lock might take my key but you wont get that from me

‘cause there just aint no sympathy between us anymore.
 

(1st chorus)

So long ago our love was something strong

Long before everything just went all wrong

We nailed our hearts back together just in time to figure out

That we were meant to be apart.
 

I needed you back then, I needed your rolling pin

To beat me down and stretch me thin and build me up once more.

But you needed something too, you needed a talking to

But I wouldn’t say a word to you so how could you have known?
 

(2nd chorus)

Long ago our house was still a home

Now they’ve boarded up the windows and the doors.

We locked our hearts inside together just in time to figure out that we were meant to be apart.
 

When we parted were you broken hearted or did you breathe a sigh of relief?

Love is blind and deaf and mindless and you wont ever teach it how to think.
 

So, you told me where to go and you took me there and so

I had to walk back home with all my things in tow.

‘cause we took a lethal dose and there aint no antidote so we just have to let it go that’s all I know for sure.

 

(repeat 1st chorus)


TROPHY WIFE

~ COMING SOON ~


MaKE YOU LOVE ME

Your eyes are like eyes, your lips are like lips
Your fingertips are just like fingertips
There are words to describe more poetic than this
But looking at you now, I don’t remember them.

‘cause I’ve been out all night, trying to get myself right
trying to prop up my convictions.
And I’ve been thinking out loud, in the smoke and the crush of the crowd and this is what I’m thinking.

(1st chorus)
And that’s that you and me were meant to be
Each other’s one and only
I know you don’t care for me but I’m gonna make you love me.

My speech is slurred, my vision blurred, I look ridiculous and absurd
But my mind is made and my thoughts are chained to one idea that can’t be moved or changed.

(2nd chorus)
And that’s that you and me were made to be
Each other’s one and only
I know you don’t care for me but I’m gonna make you love me.

(bridge)
you were laying fast asleep, I knocked upon your door
my soul so willing, my flesh so weak
can you take this much more?

Your eyes are unkind, your lips are pressed thin
Your words could crumple me like a piece of tin.
I’m not much to look at, I’m not much to recommend
But I’m gonna say until you let me in.

(repeat 1st chorus)


KINGFISHER

~ COMING SOON ~


OVERLONG

Honey hung the moon in the sky for me
And I can never forget.
Just as the stars were closing up shop for the evening
They stayed open ‘till we fell asleep

You’re like the curve of the scenery, the ball of the earth
You mean the world to me
Remember times when I have underestimated it’s worth
But now it’s everything.

Heroes lay having died in defense of life, turning love into a myth
You and I can turn it back to common sense, stupefied

For too long my heart was wasted and it stayed alone for overlong
A blues born in my heart awakens and come dark or fair, it’s always there and it’s happy to ruin everything

It’s happy to ruin everything.
But I’m happy it wont be bothering me again.

We’ve been feeling fine in the shade where it’s lazy
It almost makes you forget.
In Technicolor streaming over from the ocean and the border
What’s the story? Where’s the catch?

Just like the swell of the strings beneath electric guitar
A million whispers and a single scream
There was a time when I didn’t even know who you were
But I don’t remember that.

Heroes ride off in magnified sunsets, still alive despite all horrible events
You and I could put this theory to the test, given time.

‘cause you know my heart was wasted and it stayed alone for overlong
a blues born in my heart is breaking now come dark or sad
it wont be that bad.


THE LITTLE THINGS

So god made it hard on the little things. They had to look up to everything
They had to punch at the air while the world held them at arms length.
Could not compete with the big galloots who had their big golden parachutes
All bundled up in their big and tall suits and eating everything.

Yes, god gave a little to the lesser things and dumped the rest on the higher beings
They had it all in great quantity and would not let it go.
They couldn’t find a place for all that stuff. They couldn’t build a palace big enough
The little people tried to dream one up but they didn’t know what for

Ground to dust, rise back up.
Dear sweet little things, it tears my heart to shreds

~solo~

People make it better people make it worse, people can explain away the universe.
But all those answers don’t account for much and we still do what we must
Because god gave a little to the least of us. A little love and a little trust
He really hoped we wouldn’t make a fuss, just get on that big bus

Before we’re ground to dust, we rise on up
Dear sweet little things, it tears my heart to shreds.


IT'S NOT HOW GOOD YOU ARE

They don’t give medals for self-inflicted wounds
If they did, you’d have a chestful.
You’d be welcomed home with a ticker tape parade
By the others who had it all and threw it away.

You can’t fake hurt, you can’t fake pain
and now you wont have to.
As your legs get kicked out from under you.
And you grab at the ghosts that you think will save you.

(1st chorus)
just like children dream of impossible things
like something they saw on a TV screen
it don’t matter what you were taught to believe
it’s not how good you are, it’s how good you seem to be.

They don’t judge talent in this talent show
They just push you out and see how far you can go.
You can give your body, your soul your heart and your dreams
And they’ll melt them down and us them to grease their machine

(2nd Chorus)
like a child might dream of impossible things.
A hero dies and then rises again.
It don’t matter what you were taught to believe
It’s not how good you are, it’s how good you seem to be.

I saw you at the foot of the stage.
You were torn all to pieces, you had been rearranged.
And you looked like a man with a lot to explain.
And you looked like a kid who had grown up too late.

(3rd chorus)
like a child believes his impossible dream
and wishes it over and over again.
It don’t matter what you were taught to believe
It’s not how good you are, it’s how good you seem to be.


WHATEVER WILL BE

And in a manner of speaking, if you take my meaning
These minor side effects are getting extreme
When you see trouble coming out in broad daylight
It don’t cast a shadow so it just can’t be real.

And who can complain about their own tribulations?
Who’s got opinions they just don’t believe?
These modern times demand the strictest attention
And don’t beg no questions the answer’s insane.

(chorus)
They don’t have to see, they have heard and believed
There’s heaven on top of, there is fire beneath
And once they’re convinced they will drop their suspense
And fall to whatever will be.

So who ever told you that you could do anything?
You’re bound to do something and that much is true
But don’t let it press another dismal indention
Don’t carry scars that don’t belong to you.

(2nd chorus)
We want to believe we have earned some relief
Modest in victory and humble in defeat
You can’t get upset, what you see is what you get
And so it forever will be.

There’s a million perspectives and one grand illusion
A model of business to prosper or go broke to
These modern times demand your constant reinvention
But with one consistent vision or it just can’t be real.

(3rd chorus)
They don’t have to believe if they like what they see
there’s ice in your veins there’s fire between your teeth
and once they’re impressed you can draw an easy check
and try to remember where you’ve been.