Live Vol. Four
  • 1

    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
  • 2

    Laundry Room

    Laundry Room

    Donít push me out,
    just a little longer
    Stall your mother,
    disregard your fatherís words.

    Close the laundry door,
    tiptoe across the floor
    Keep your clothes on,
    Iíve got all that I can take.
    Teach me how to use,
    the love that people say you made.

    Stop your parentsí car,
    I just saw a shooting star.
    We can wish upon it,
    but we wont share the wish we make.
    But i cant keep no secrets,
    I wish that you would always stay

    Last night I dreamt the whole night long,
    I woke with a head full of songs.
    I spent the whole day,
    I wrote em down but itís a shame.

    Tonight iíll burn the lyrics,
    cause every chorus was your name

    Break this tired old routine,
    and this time dont make me leave

    I am a breathing time machine,
    iíll take you on for a ride
  • 3

    Another is Waiting

    Another is Waiting

    It's a fake
    It's a hoax
    It's a nowhere road where no one goes
    Anywhere
    Anyhow
    Where you're following your heart right down

    She's a rose
    She's a queen
    But she's staring at a magazine
    In the dark
    On that path
    Where they doctor every photograph

    Another is waiting
    She isn't saying anything

    If you care
    If you like
    Well I'm standing in the lantern light
    With our weapons
    And our love
    And I use 'em both to cover up

    Another is waiting
    She isn't saying anything

    But I love you and I care
    So you got to get off that conveyor belt
    If I could
    I would come right in and take you off myself

    It's a fake
    It's a con
    The nature of the road you're on
    Lets me see
    Your skeleton
    Well before your life is done

    Another is waiting
    She isn't saying anything
    Another is waiting
    She isn't saying anything
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    Shame

    Shame

    Okay so I was wrong about
    My reasons for us falliní out
    Of love I want to fall back in

    My life is different now I swear
    I know now what it means to care
    About somebody other than myself

    I know the things I said to you
    They were untender and untrue
    Iíd like to see those things undo

    So if you could find it in your heart
    To give a man a second start
    I promise things wonít end the same

    Shame, boatloads of shame
    Day after day, more of the same
    Blame, please lift it off
    Please take it off, please make it stop

    Okay so I have read the mail
    The stories people often tell
    About us that we never knew

    But their existence will float away
    And just like every word they say
    And we will hold hands as they fade

    Shame, boatloads of shame
    Day after day, more of the same
    Blame, please lift it off
    Please take it off, please make it stop

    I felt so sure of everything
    My love to you so well received
    And I just strutted around your town
    Knowing I didnít let you down
    The truth be known, the truth be told
    My heart was always fairly cold
    Posing to be as warm as yours
    My way of getting in your world
    But now Iím out and Iíve had time
    To look around and think
    And sink into another world
    Thatís filled with guilt and overwhelming

    Shame, boatloads of shame
    Day after day, more of the same
    Blame, please lift it off
    Please take it off, please make it stop

    And everyone they have a heart
    And when they break and fall apart
    And need somebodyís helping hand

    I used to say just let Ďem fall
    It wouldnít bother me at all
    I couldnít help them now I can
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    Kick Drum Heart

    Kick Drum Heart

    The footprints over the snow
    the fabric of all the lonely
    C-Covering only
    the fables and hands
    the rest is out in the cold
    holding the last of the season
    F-F-F freeziní Yeah

    My my my heart like a kick drum
    My my heart like a kick drum
    My my heart like a kick drum
    My love like a voice

    Weíre walkiní in to the fields.
    Weíre walkin in to the forest.
    The moon is before us.
    Up above
    Weíre holdiní hands in the rain
    S-sayiní words like I love you
    D-d-díyou love me? Yeah

    My my heart like a kick drum
    My my heart like a kick drum
    My my heart like a kick drum
    My my love like a voice

    Mother Mary heard us approaching her door
    Although we didnít make a sound.
    Thereís nothing like finding gold
    within the rocks hard and cold
    Iím so surprised to find more
    Always surprised to find more

    I wonít look back anymore
    I left the people that do
    Its not the chase that I love
    Its me following you
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    Rejects in the Attic

    Rejects in the Attic

    I've been hanging out with the rejects in the attic
    Can't get out of my head the way you left
    I got a sense of belonging but what does it matter
    The winter's on its way here to collect
    The colors we thought were ours to protect

    I was born on the outskirts of a dream
    My daddy was a miner of almost anything
    And I've been busting stones
    Too proud to go back home
    Admit that all my digging was in vain

    But don't we talk different than we did?
    Am I more quiet than I've been?
    Don't you look brighter than the moon?
    Don't I look different without you?
    Don't I look different without you?

    I'm taking rain like an Appaloosa hoofprint
    And you know I'm drinking sunlight all day long
    I'm opened up just like a dogwood flower
    And winter's on its way here to collect
    The colors we thought were ours to protect

    Well you think we'd be used to it my dear
    Well seeing how it happens every year

    But don't we talk different than we did?
    Am I more quiet than I've been?
    And don't you look brighter than the moon?
    Don't I look different without you?
    Well don't I look different without you?

    I was taken on the outskirts of a dream
    I had a been a miner of almost everything
    Well I stopped busting stones
    I had to go back home
    Admit that all my digging was in vain
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    Ten Thousand Words

    Ten Thousand Words

    Ten thousand words swarm around my head
    Ten million more in books written beneath my bed
    I wrote or read them all when searchiní in the swarms
    Still canít find out how to hold my hands

    And I know you need me in the next room over
    But I am stuck in here all paralyzed
    For months I got myself in ruts
    Too much time spent in mirrors framed in yellow walls

    Ainít it like most people? Iím no different
    We love to talk on things we donít know about
    Ainít it like most people? Iím no different
    We love to talk on things we donít know about

    And everyone around me shakes their head in disbelief
    And says Iím too caught up
    They say young is good and old is fine
    And truth is cool but all that matters
    Is that you have your good times
    But their good times come with prices
    And I canít believe it when I hear the jokes they make
    At anyoneís expese except their own
    Would they laugh if they knew who paid?

    Ainít it like most people? Iím no different
    We love to talk on things we donít know about
    Ainít it like most people? Iím no different
    We love to talk on things we donít know about

    And after we are through ten years
    Of making it to be the most of glorious day dues
    Iíll come back home without my things
    ĎCause the clothes I wore out there I will not wear íround you
    And theyíll be quick to point out our shortcommings
    And how the experts all have had their doubts

    Ainít it like most people? Iím no different
    We love to talk on things we donít know about
  • 8

    Talk On Indolence

    Talk On Indolence

    Well Iíve been lockiní myself up in my house for sometime now
    Readiní and writiní and readiní and thinkiní
    And searching for reasons and missing the seasons.
    The Autumn, the Spring, the Summer, the snow.
    The record will stop the record will go.
    Latches latched the windows down,
    The dog coming in the dog going out.
    Up with caffeine and down with a shot.
    Constantly worried about what Iíve got.
    Distracting my work but I canít make a stop
    And my confidence on and my confidence off.
    And I sink to the bottom and rise to the top
    And I think to myself that I do this a lot.
    World outside just goes it goes it goes it goes it goes it goesÖ
    And witness it all from the blinds of my window.
    THREE, FOUR

    Iím a little nervous íbout what youíll think
    When you see me in my swimming trunks
    And last night in New York I got raging drunk
    Remember one time I got raging drunk with you

    Now, I can recall a time when we made the city
    Streets our playground, kissing in the fountains
    Filled with cigarettes and bottles
    Sped through Italian city streets of cobblestone

    Because we had to
    Because I loved you
    Because the damned alcohol
    Beacuse what ever at all

    Now Iíve grown to aware of my mortality
    To let go and forget about dying
    Long enough to drop the hammer down
    And let the indolence go wild and flying through

    Because we had to
  • 9

    Auld Lang Syne

    Auld Lang Syne

    Not Available Yet.
  • 10

    The Boys are Back in Town

    The Boys are Back in Town

    Thin Lizzy Cover.
  • 11

    I and Love and You

    I and Love and You

    Load the car and write the note
    grab your bag and grab your coat
    tell ones that need to know
    we are headed north

    One foot in and one foot back
    but its okay, to live like that
    so i cut the ties and i jumped the tracks
    for never to return

    brooklyn brooklyn take me in
    are you aware the shape im in
    my hands they shake my head it spins
    brooklyn brooklyn take me in

    when at first i learned to speak
    i used all my words to fight
    with him and her and you and me
    oh its just a waste of time
    its such a waste of time

    that women shes got eyes that shine
    like a pair of stolen polished dimes
    she asked to dance i said its fine
    ill see you in the morning time

    brooklyn brooklyn take me in
    are you aware the shape im in
    my hands they shake my head it spins
    brooklyn brooklyn take me in

    three words that became hard to say
    I and love and you
    what you were then i am today
    look at the things i do

    brooklyn brooklyn take me in
    are you aware the shape im in
    my hands they shake my head it spins
    brooklyn brooklyn take me in

    dumbed down and numbed my time and age
    you dreams to catch this world the cage
    the highway sets the travelers stage
    all exits look the same
    three words that became hard to say
    I and love and you
    I and love and you
    I and love and you
  • 12

    Slight Figure of Speech

    Slight Figure of Speech

    They say youíve got to lose a couple fights to win
    Itís hard to tell from where Iím sitting
    They say that this is where the fun begins
    I guess itís time that I was quitting

    A slight figure of speech
    I cut my chest wide open
    They come and watch us bleed
    Is it art like I was hoping now?

    They said "I hope that you will never change"
    I went and cut my hair
    They say "Donít take your business to the big time"
    I bought us tickets there

    A slight figure of speech
    I cut my chest wide open
    They come and watch us bleed
    Is it art like I was hoping now?

    What did you expect
    And what did you forget
    That to live you let go of me with each step
    It becomes a progression I wonít let regret manifest
    To aggression
    Are you to assess what Iíve been? What I am? Or become?
    Did you stop to accept how pathetically dumb
    It can be to
    Attack those around ícause youíre
    True to color, a town, a time, or a place?
    Itís not you, itís not mine
    And besides it is gone
    And you never will find it again
    But I donít want to fight
    I just ask let me be
    I wonít give the chance to be my enemy
    So go home
    Think it through

    A jet plane and a big idea
    I jump over the sea
    What ifs hot on my trail
    But that canít catch me, no

    A slight figure of speech
    I cut my chest wide open
    They come and watch us bleed
    Is it art like I was hoping now?
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    Happy Trails

    Happy Trails

    Happy Trails to you
    Until we meet again
    Happy trails to you
    keep smiling on till then

    Who cares about the clouds when we are together
    just sing a song about sunny weather

    Happy trails to you
    Until we meet again
    Happy trails to you
    keep smiling on till then

    Some trails are happy one, other trails are blue
    Its the way you write that counts
    heres a happy one for you

    Happy trails to you
    till we meet again