True Sadness
  • 1

    Ain't No Man

    Ain't No Man

    Ain't no man that can save me
    There ain't no man that can enslave me
    Ain't no man or men that can change the shape my soul is in
    There ain't nobody here
    Who can cause me pain or raise my fear cause I got only love to share
    If you're looking for truth I'm proof you'll find it there

    You got to serve something, ain't that right
    I know it gets dark but there's always a light
    You're gonna have to buy in to get into the club
    Trade your worries
    You gotta show up if you wanna be seen
    If you matters to you, ma, it matters to me
    I'm gonna fall hard, yeah I know I am
    When the clowns crack up I laugh with them

    Ain't no man that can save me
    There ain't no man that can enslave me
    Ain't no man or men that can change the shape my soul is in
    There ain't nobody here
    Who can cause me pain or raise my fear cause I got only love to share
    If you're looking for truth I'm proof you'll find it there

    You say you look funny, I say you're a star
    I say you're whatever you think you are
    Watch your naysayers fall right in line
    If we believe it they'll say "She is so pretty
    He is so fine"

    Ain't no man that can save me
    There ain't no man that can enslave me
    Ain't no man or men that can change the shape my soul is in
    There ain't nobody here
    Who can cause me pain or raise my fear cause I got only love to share
    If you're looking for truth I'm proof you'll find it there

    You got to go somewhere, ain't that true
    Not a whole lot of time for me or you
    Got a whole lot of reasons to be mad, let's not pick one
    I live in a room at the top of the stairs
    Got my windows wide open and nobody cares
    And I got no choice but to get right up when the sun comes through

    Ain't no man that can save me
    There ain't no man that can enslave me
    Ain't no man or men that can change the shape my soul is in
    There ain't nobody here
    Who can cause me pain or raise my fear cause I got only love to share
    If you're looking for truth I'm proof you'll find it there
    If you're looking for truth I'm proof you'll find it there
    If you're looking for truth I'm proof you'll find it
  • 2

    Mama, I Don't Believe

    Mama, I Don't Believe

    I lay here pretending to sleep
    Someoneís always asking for something of me
    I try to hide but Iím stripped of my strength
    Bound by the truth, bored by the speed
    And the promise of the fortune it brings
    Oh mama, I just don't believe

    Like it happened in a Broadway scene
    Are we still acting, is this the real you and me
    The words donít flow, but my heart it still bleeds
    Bound by the love, the warmth that it brings
    And its promise to fix everything
    Oh mama, I just don't believe

    Angel wings tied to memories
    They'll never fly for you and I
    Angel wings tied to melodies
    They'll never sing for you and me

    A young man whose soul was burning
    The hands of the people guiding him on
    He was moving along, mama he was cooking
    But the calendar won, his thirties are gone
    And this fortune that this young man saw
    Oh mama, I donít believe in it at all

    Angel wings tied to memories
    They'll never fly for you and I
    Angel wings tied to melodies
    They'll never sing for you and me
    For you and me, they'll never sing

    Oh mama, I just don't believe
  • 3

    No Hard Feelings

    No Hard Feelings

    When my body won't hold me anymore
    And it finally lets me free
    Will I be ready?
    When my feet won't walk another mile
    And my lips give their last kiss goodbye
    Will my hands be steady?

    When I lay down my fears
    My hopes and my doubts
    The rings on my fingers
    And the keys to my house
    With no hard feelings

    When the sun hangs low in the west
    And the light in my chest
    Won't be kept held at bay any longer
    When the jealousy fades away
    And it's ash and dust for cash and lust
    And it's just hallelujah
    And love in thoughts and love in the words
    Love in the songs they sing in the church
    And no hard feelings

    Lord they knows they haven't done
    Much good for anyone
    Kept me afraid and cold
    With so much to have and hold

    When my body won't hold me anymore
    And it finally lets me free
    Where will I go?
    Will the trade winds take me south
    Through Georgia grain or tropical rain
    Or snow from the heavens?

    Will I join with the ocean blue
    Or run into the savior true
    And shake hands laughing
    And walk through the night
    Straight to the light
    Holding the love I've known in my life
    And no hard feelings

    Lord they knows they haven't done
    Much good for anyone
    Kept me afraid and cold
    With so much to have and hold
    Under the curving sky
    I'm finally learning why
    It matters for me and you
    To say it and mean it to
    For life and its loveliness
    And all of its ugliness
    Good as its been to me
    I have no enemies
    I have no enemies
    I have no enemies
    I have no enemies
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    Smithsonian

    Smithsonian

    Call the Smithsonian I made a discovery
    Life ain't forever and lunch isn't free
    Loved ones will break your heart with or without you
    Turns out we don't get to know everything

    Get the young scientists, tell them "come quick"
    I must be the first man that's ever seen this
    Lines on my face, my teeth are not white
    My eyes do not work and my legs don't move right

    Chorus

    I wonder if Romeo ever got scared
    Taken but shaken, unprepared
    Under the balcony, under the trees
    Fully unknowing of where this would lead
    What if we marry or give up the ghost?
    Or we abandon those we love most?
    What if you carry me and lay me down
    Once you get used to me being around?

    Chorus

    My bedroom's a doctor's office, my kitchen's a car
    My life is a joke, my bathroom's a bar
    I go there a lot, more than I should
    I know I should stop but it feels too damn good

    Chorus
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    You Are Mine

    You Are Mine

    You are mine
    The edge I need when I am out of line
    The air I breathe when I believe I'm dying
    I guess you are there

    It is told
    With age our hearts are destined to grow cold
    Well I won't argue that but this I know
    The snow won't fall on me

    Life goes yes I guess it's true
    Why close down we'll follow soon
    Where we are is not so far from where we're gonna be
    You and me

    Our life is a heel
    With danger in our hearts the roads our field
    With shadows deep as dark girl grip your wheel
    Push your moment through

    Life goes yes I guess it's true
    Why close down we'll follow soon
    Where we are is not so far from where we're gonna be
    You and me
    You and me

    You are mine
    The first to kiss the last to say goodbye
    The answer to the question who do I owe my everything?

    Life goes yes I guess it's true
    Why close down we'll follow soon
    Where we are is not so far from where we're gonna be
    You and me
    You and me
  • 6

    Satan Pulls The Strings

    Satan Pulls The Strings

    Baby's in the cradle, Mama's in the bed
    Sparrow's on the windowsill and the devil's in my head.
    Devil's in my head mama, devil's in my head
    Baby's in the cradle and the devil's in my head

    When the winter yields to summertime
    The whip-poor-will she sings
    My heart is in the puppet box and Satan pulls the strings
    Satan pulls the strings mama, Satan pulls the strings
    My heart is in the puppet box and Satan pulls the strings

    Well the front beat's in my brother, Lord
    And the back beat's in me
    God is in the song and the devil's in my feet
    Lord, devil's in our feet, mama devil's in our feet
    God is in the song and the devil's in our feet

    Mama's cooking something up, serving to us all
    Satan's ringing in now and I gotta take the call
    Gotta take the call, boys, gotta take the call
    Satan's ringing in now and I gotta take the call
    Gotta take the call, boys, gotta take the call
    Satan's ringing in now and I gotta take the call
  • 7

    True Sadness

    True Sadness

    You were a friend to me when my wheels were off the track
    I know you say there is no need, but I intend to pay you back
    When my mind was turning loose and all my thoughts were turning black
    You shined a light on me and I intend to pay you back

    When I was a child, I depended on a bottle
    Full-grown I've been known to lean on a bottle
    But you're the real deal in a world of imposters
    And I've seen the program make men out of monsters

    'Cause I still wake up shaken by dreams
    And I hate to say it but the way it seems
    Is that no one is fine
    Take the time to peel a few layers and you will find
    True sadness

    Adam and Eve must have really done a number
    On that garden when the apple was finished
    Leaving behind them a den made of sadness
    A damage that can't or won't be replenished

    'Cause I still wake up shaken by dreams
    And I hate to say it but the way it seems
    Is that no one is fine
    Take the time to peel a few layers and you will find
    True sadness

    Angela became a target
    As soon as her beauty was seen
    By young men who try to reduce her down
    To a scene on an X rated screen

    Is she not more than the curve of her hips?
    Is she not more than the shine on her lips?
    Does she not dream to sing and to live and to dance down her own path
    Without being torn apart?
    Does she not have a heart?

    I cannot go on with this evil inside me
    I step out my front door and I feel it surround me
    Just know the kingdom of God is within you
    Even though the battle is bound to continue

    'Cause I still wake up shaken by dreams
    And I hate to say it but the way it seems
    Is that no one is fine
    Take the time to peel a few layers and you will find
    True sadness
    True sadness
    True true sadness
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    I Wish I Was

    I Wish I Was

    I wish I was a flame dancing in a candle
    Lighting up your living room high on the mantle
    I could bring some romance without any scandal
    And then when you were done you'd just put me out

    I wish I was a tune you sang in your kitchen
    Putting your groceries away and washing your dishes
    I could float around your tongue and ease the tension
    And then when you were done you'd just quiet down

    But if I get too close
    Will the magic fade?
    Would I turn you off or away?
    If I pull you in
    Would I push you out
    Of something here you care about?
    Well I'm at a loss for what to do
    But I'm drawn to you

    I wish I was a sweater wrapped around your hips
    And when it got too cold into me you'd slip
    And when the sun came back you would hang me up
    And I would watch you while you undress

    But if I get too close
    Will the magic fade?
    Would I turn you off or away?
    If I pull you in
    Now would I push you out
    Of something here you care about?
    Well I'm at a loss for what to do
    But I'm drawn to you

    I'm not a song
    I am not a sweater
    I'm not a fire
    I am something better
    I'm a man in love writing you a letter
    Will you take it
    Will you keep it
    Will you read it
    Believe it
    I love you
    I'm sorry.
  • 9

    Fisher Road To Hollywood

    Fisher Road To Hollywood

    Regret for every step I took
    From Fisher Road to Hollywood
    Feelin' bad and actin' good
    Never was content

    It was hostel moves and hotel rooms
    Watch my friends promote their dooms
    From Pontiac to Newport News
    Nothin' made much sense

    And I had to leave a few behind
    When they replaced the apple wine
    With cocaine and codeine pills
    I knew I was done

    And I didn't really say goodbye
    They'll walk their path and I'll walk mine
    I will find other ways
    To tear my body down

    CHORUS

    I am staying here with you
    I've done all I know to do
    They say "stand up straight and take your eyes
    Off the wooden floor"
    No, I didn't find what I was looking for
    Still I had to go
    From Fisher Road to Hollywood
    Still I had to go
    From Fisher Road to Hollywood

    They taught some bigger words to me
    At the university
    Only it's a curse to speak
    Without some regard

    For the ones I'm talking to
    Do I sound like a friend to you
    Do we even speak the same
    Language anymore

    CHORUS

    I am staying here with you
    I've done all I know to do
    They say "stand up straight and take your eyes
    Off the ballroom floor"
    Of course I didn't find what I was looking for
    Still I had to go
    From Fisher Road to Hollywood
    Still I had to go

    Still I had to go
    From Fisher Road to Hollywood
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    Victims Of Life

    Victims Of Life

    Victims of cycles, victims of life
    Victims of wrong, victims of right
    Victims of anything, and all the above
    Victims of hate, victims of love
    Victims of hate, victims of love

    If you're rich, you're hungry for money
    If you're broke, you're hungry for bread
    If you're wild, you're bound to die young friend
    If you live in fear you're already dead

    Victims of cycles, victims of life
    Victims of wrong, victims of right
    Victims of winning, victims of loss
    Victims of payment, victims of cost
    You got the victims of violence, victims of peace
    You know we're all victims, exactly like me
    Victims of anything, and all the above
    Victims of hate, victims of love
    Victims of hate, victims of love

    I sold that shovel, I got two arms
    They're digging a trench, right through my heart
    They can't agree, except on one thing
    They gone too far right now they're too close to leave

    Victims of cycles, victims of life
    Victims of wrong, victims of right
    Victims of anything, and all the above
    Victims of hate, victims of love
    Victims of hate, victims of love
    Victims of anything, and all the above
    Victims of hate, victims of love
    Victims of hate, victims of love
  • 11

    Divorce Separation Blues

    Divorce Separation Blues

    Iím gonna keep on liviní
    Even though I sometimes do
    Fantasize about disappeariní
    Down in the ocean blue

    Just to get some peace and quest
    From the warfare inside my heart
    Why, Iíve been under ear-splittiní fire
    Ever since weíve been apart

    Well, Iím gonna wash the dishes
    Pay the bills and watch the news
    I got the tough education
    No celebration
    Divorce Separation Blues

    Well, Iím gonna keep on waking
    And rising up before the sun
    And lying in the dark wide awake
    When everybody else is done
    And sleepiní in their bed so peaceful
    Dreaminí with the love they choose
    I got the tough education
    No celebration
    Divorce Separation Blues

    And Iíll sign on
    The line beneath my name
    The road is gone
    I canít go back the way we came

    Well neither one of us
    Really wanna hit the town
    We try to keep our friends at bay
    Try to keep the gossip down

    Well some folks just want the dirt
    And donít even care if itís true
    But then again who care whoís talkiní?
    Iím worried for myself and you

    And Iíll sign on
    The line beneath my name
    The road is gone
    We canít go back the way we came

    They say one of every two
    Bound to be set aflame
    Every level of resentment
    Responsibility and blame

    Well, now Iím Ďbout to break a promise
    One I made to God and you
    I got the tough education
    No celebration
    Divorce Separation Blues

    I got the tough education
    No celebration
    Bad communication
    Worst interpretation
    Love deprivation
    Pain allocation
    Soul deprivation
    Cold desolation
    Life complication
    Resuscitation
    Divorce Separation Blues
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    May It Last

    May It Last

    There is a sea and I am a captain
    Of something unknown, waves high as mountains
    There is a key and there is a lie
    Here's to times that I catch it
    May it last through the night

    I'm as low as they come
    I'm what shouldn't be done
    Filthy and lost
    Still up for trying
    You're the one reason why
    I look up and smile
    Wishing alone
    And I'm ready to forge ahead

    There is a sea and I am a captain
    Of something unknown, waves high as mountains
    There is a key and there is a lie
    Here's to times that I catch it
    May it last through the night

    Dark thoughts are hidden
    Masked in the shadows
    Times they estrange
    ???
    Where I will fit in
    ??? armor
    Traveling fast
    The judgement is past
    Now it's time to go on

    There is a sea and I am a captain
    Of something unknown, waves high as mountains
    There is a key and there is a lie
    Here's to times that I catch it
    May it last through the night

    ??? on time
    When the fire won't burn
    Like it did when we felt it
    Deep in our hearts
    Untie the rudder
    Guide them away
    Take me off sir
    Take me off sir

    There is a sea and I am a captain
    Of something unknown, waves high as mountains
    There is a key and there is a lie
    Here's to times that I catch it
    May it last through the night