Faced With Love

Once, when I was a child, I was going wild
‘Cause my mama was so sad
She taught me what’s worth while, killed herself in style
Things don’t come so easily

Faced with love we take
I’m giving it away
Beware of fate
And rules you must obey
I’m not in the game
I’m playing anyway
Losing every day

One thing you’ve got to learn is you’ll never be the same
As the child you once where
Life brings a lot of pain and bends you out of shape
Teaching you things that are hard lessons learned

Faced with love . . .

Hey kid get out of the road before I run you down
Where ‘d you learn to lie like that
Go on keeping to the code, skipping down the stairs
Taking every bullshit load

Faced with love . . .

Fare Thee Well

I have seen the awkward grace
Incircle me, the sun rise in
The middle east where every hand that reaches out
Gets a silver coin

The lambs have got the pastures filled
The wolves are watching from caves in the hill
The theives of a thousand day dreams serve
The light that keeps the darkness in reserve

Fare thee well
Fare thee well
I’ll see you in hell
And that I can tell
Is the truth

There’s lies we tell and truths we hide
But the sun’ll still rise like a point of pride
Devoured by the waves that ride
On its ascension across the sky

Into the sorry pit of hell
Doing things he’d never tell
No one there is innocent
Or ashamed of anything they did

Another secret, another crime
There’s a moon in the morning on the rise
Don’t look down as if its too bright
Get up off your knees and do what’s right
In the golden age of planet earth
With titans fighting in the dirt
where gods and men coexist
and there are no existentialist

The moon and sun heave and sigh
the earth tries to catch the sky’s eye
while hades needs no alibi
he’ll just get by on water, wind, and wine

The Farm's Been Sold

F C/E
1.The farms been sold
G/B C G
The banks been broke
F C/E G/B C
I can’t ever go back home
F C/E G/B C G
News reports are without hope
F C/E G/B C
Now don’t you listen to them

Build a home out on the plain
Protect it with your bare hands
Constructed with fine steel and gold
Torn apart by lightning

Chorus:
E F C G
Oh man, I can’t
E F C G
Give in or understand
E F C G
Oh man, I can’t
E F C G
Hold out just one more chance
Am C7 F C F C F C G
Cause all of its gone

2.Had a dream of my old age
Was walking through my garden
Thinking about the fruit I grew
I wonder if its ripened

But someone stole the body’s soul
And he’s rather war-like
Gifts of silk and healing herbs
Are shadowed by our missiles

Oh man, I can’t . . . .

Five Thousand Acres

Dirty, ugly south
There's no trouble from the law
But the highway's runnin' out
I haven't gone too far

  Oh I like to see it burn
It makes me feel right
To use up all the fuel
And make the night time bright
  I'm gonna make the night time bright

  Dirty oil in this engine runs
As 5000 acres burn
5000 acres burn
5000 acres burn in California

  I’m in Mississippi now
It's unusually cold
I'm laughin' 'cause I'm wrong
I'm not what I've become
  I'm not what I've become
No, I'm not what I've become

  Dirty oil in this engine runs
As 5000 acres burn
5000 acres burn
5000 acres burn in California

Flippin' The Bird

Oh man, give me a life
Give me one before I die
If freedom's just like flying
I always walk the line

  You were once my sweet Lorraine
We got lost out in the rain
Life's greatest lessons learned
After your worst mistake

  'Cause this year
It's your turn
For fear to tread
You're gonna get burned
Unless you take my word
Undressed, flipping the bird

  Let's go down to the parking lot
Let me see what you have got
I won't be such a tease
If you give me what I need
  'Cause this year
It's your turn
For fear to tread
You're gonna get burned
Unless you take my word
Undressed, flipping the bird

  'Cause this year
It's your turn
For fear to tread
You're gonna get burned
Unless you take my word
Undressed, flipping the bird

 

For Every Lonely Lady

 

For every lonely lady there’s a man just her type
That’ll love her in the morning after he loves her through the night

But not all of us are lucky, not all of us are blest
The world is filled with failures trying to do there lovin’ best

And for every desert flower there’s a dozen cactus spines
For every idle hour, that’s a true love left behind

Not all of us our children, not all of us our young
Some of us our foolish and some are just plain dumb

Even if you’re a great beauty, that is no guarantee
A fish may love a birdie, but he still won’t climb that tree

There is no easy answer, there’s no one way to get by
You may spend your life through Jesus or waste it drinking his wine

But we’ve got to learn our lessons, we’ve got to lead our lives
You may be tempted by the devil or always do what’s right

They say the soul’s immortal and our father’s in the sky
He herds us like a shepherd into his paradise

If that’s what makes you happy, it doesn’t matter if it’s true
I don’t need a here nor after, I got my paradise with you

I write my lyric on the landscape
I sing my song beneath the sun
My true love’s waiting at the ending
Of the road I’m walking on

Forgiven

It’s a never ending story
That never even started
I’m walking by the star light
‘Cause your lantern has grown cold

I’m learning that I’m nothing
But a shaking pile of atoms
That grows larger while in motion
And unstoppable at rest

The last chance gas station
Is watching us and waiting
For our bellies to be aching
But some how the grace is said

I’ll take you out I’ll take you up again
I’ll take you where the winter wind grows thin
Take you where you’ll be forgiven
And you lay this song on down

Cause my hearts already weary
And it’s leaking and it’s bursting
But it’s beating without stopping
And it’s stirring up my soul

Everything is connected
That’s why it’s no good lying
Cause the truth is always coming
If you want it to or not

The bus will not be waiting
So you better show up early
With the money you’ll be needing
And someplace you want to go

I’ll take you out . . .