Lyrics

Bits & Pieces (2016)

Nothing to Lose------

Chasing mysteries
Grab her by the tail
Said I've got get away somewhere
If there was somewhere left
Off the coast of Carolina
Either that or way out west

I ain't got nothing left to lose
Just a hand full of messages
Coming out of my skin
You shake that tambourine
And you play that violin

Shaping history
Grabbed him by the hand
Said I've got get away somewhere
If there was somewhere left
I'm gone like Castaneda
To see the medicine man

I ain't got nothing left to lose
Good will ambassador
Is out looking for thrills
There'll be no dandelion
Hanging round no daffodils

Chasing mysteries
Grab her by the tail
Said I've got get away somewhere
If there was somewhere left
I'm gone like Castaneda
To see the medicine man

I ain't got nothing left to lose

Bits and Pieces------

Sending out signals to the left and the right
Taking bits and pieces from the stars at night
There's a little something
I have for your delight
Cutting off pieces and tossing them high

I said help
I'd like to have my way with you
Help
I'd like to have my way with you

Saint Lou------

So being back at home didn't last so long
Strike the engine at the break of dawn
Keep it goin' gotta travel see
Nashville down to Cherokee 
By the time we'd made our reach
Stepped up the van with my main man heath
A loud voice turned around to see
A shiny widow maker lookin' down at me

Saint Lou… it wasn't you
Saint Lou… I can't blame you

But 16 triggers they were waiting there
And their stingers had our hands in the air
My, my what a shiny gun
Gonna show me how the west was won.

So how can anyone make your tears be gone
Cinderella she would sing a song
I guess if you're gonna be up tight,
You're gonna have to make it to the dance tonight

Thick as Thieves------

I love you all that there is
Thick as thieves to the end
So raise some hell with the snare
Kick the soul into gear
Show me where it begins
Run it down to the wire
All the way to the end
Add some fuel to the fire

Survive this baby
We'll be on our way
Survive this baby
See another day

Sweet Talk------

Sweet talk lullaby beauty
Whistling my theme song taught me how to play
She don't mind
She packs a jolly Rodger
Leads you to the water
Then points you to the grave, so

Lets get down to the nitty gritty
She'll ask you what's the matter?
Has someone lost their cool?

Lullaby beauty
Taught my how to play
Lullaby beauty
Taught my how to play, yea

Goldmine------

Standing on a gold mine starving

I had a limousine
Take a look outside
Had to trade it for the key to keep you satisfied

This ain't no thing to me
Could have drifted down
Could have gave it up and walked right out your palace town

Heavy on the beat
Easy on the soul
Watched the diamond walk in feeling like a piece of coal

Standing on a goldmine starving

FILLING IN THE COLOR

Waiting Around------

Waiting around on a boat that's still
Connected to the shore
I wanna feel that breeze.
Make it out the door
Said I know one day
The winds got to blow,
I'm gonna go ahead and untie the rope

But I can feel it now
I hear the sound

I got to go, I gotta move on out
Move right on outta here
Gonna make me a sound
You'll hear it round the world

Ain't No Joke----------

She talks through silent movies
I try not to think so loud
Violin weekends way down south
Sitars and rubies

Baby this ain't no joke
Ya might not be wise to go steppin' up around here
Things have been heavy as it is
Wouldn't let the plane go down
Momma always said it's just the biz
Momma said son watch out

Said baby
Baby this
It ain't no joke

You may not be wise
You may not be wise
Ya might not be wise to go steppin' up around here

Your eyes make silver dollar deals
Wouldn't even spare a dirty dime
Its too late now ask me how I feel
Where were you when it was me that was crying?

Like A Feather--------

Woke up this morning
And I loved you
I wanna show you what I painted
Why'd you have to leave so soon?
It's a picture of my heaven
There's an angel in the trees
And you can see your reflection
Look at you look at me

I was light like a feather
And not a worry in my head
Its Just the way the game ends
Cause now I'm hanging by a thread

Dream----------

Heard you found the water
Finally took your stand
Giants fell from up there
You're in the Promised Land
Makin you the captain
Your journey just begins
You're getting shown what's happening
Can be hard to resist now
Promised land

Cause in the twilight hour
And those thorns they just cant get enough
Then that window light shine right through
And your cup you just fill it right up

So I guess I dream of you, yea
Yes I dream of you, yea

World-------

She's walking down
To the silver moon
But her mind was on the way birds flew
And when she passes by
Red rose turns blue
Maybe she's the one you wanna talk to
But take your time
Don't overdo it
Better learn to aim before you shoot it
Each step you climb you're further from the truth
Better hope your guide left a parachute

But ain't nothing wrong
It's just the world
Ain't nothing wrong
It's just the world

And now he takes a step
Falls right through
All the while the wind still blew
Now hes soaking wet
While flowers bloom
He lost the round
Had to torch the room
Better grab your love
And the two of you
Duck on out, get on through
Should you rise above in the misty dew
Walk away
Dust off your shoes

Cause ain't nothing wrong
It's just the world

Planetary Mirror------

Meet me out there in the sun
We'll listen to our favorite country preacher
If it ain't paradise I'll show you round the world
Just a world bridger your planetary mirror.

Your word was known to ride
On wings that can glide
I turned around all the world is a stage
Slip and slide baby you're well on your way.

I heard you playing right on through it
Like there was nothing to it
All the fancy faces waiting for the word
Flip the switch baby
And ill pull the plug 

Dirty Red Penny--------

We can have the time of our lives, my dirty red penny
Even if it's true what they say about you
Ride on right on ride on
We can have the time of our lives, my dirty red penny
Anytime day or night we can shine
On and on and on

We can take the ride of our lives, my dirty red penny
Won't go looking for some liquor on the side
We'll be out there chasing fine wine
We can take the ride of our lives, my dirty red penny

We can have the time of our lives, my dirty red penny
Even if it's true what they say about you
Ride on right on ride on
And we can have the time of our lives my dirty red penny
Sunrise saw hammers rain down
Come moonlight we'll be the talk of the town

And we'll go take the ride of our lives, my dirty red penny

Sahara-------

Sahara yea
Sahara

Sahara
The amber crystals shine through your hotel room
When you finally shared
The secret how eclipse takes the evening's moon
From my booster chair
Reflections of the band are going through my head
That was where
The lightening held a dance at the pyramids

Sahara
People traveled miles across encrypted sand
Their ancient minds
Were greeted with a flag and a three night stand
They were game yea
Familiar sounds rang from a foreign bell
You fan the flame
Dancing in the grace as it softly fell

Lost Ya-----------

High matters, low down crime
For a minute back there I thought we lost you
And the wind was howlin' town was dry
And the temperature out there kept falling
Brother don't speak too soon
For a minute back there I thought we lost you
I guess I have to live it out, this fairytale
If my love don't count no more

Downriverelectric

Dungeons----------

Soh2here am I
Going through the dungeons of my mind
To find a lullaby

I wont deny
I couldn't find your eagle in the sky
I would've took it down

Always on the go
Passed you in the night
Bit by rock n roll
Lost my apatite
I could be wrong
Been up all night
Lines are drawn
By the candle light

Here am I
Going through the chapels of my mind
To find a lullaby

Too close to call
It's snowing when the speaker catches fire
I call it wonderful

Headchange---------

High up on the carousel
We missed the big parade
Riding on a horse named parallel
Couldn't find a word to say
We were playing hide and seek
They failed to track us down
We led them out
To the edge of town
We crossed
They turned around

The record spells it out
The street stays loud
Slip right through the fingers
Left them questioning
If we can't tie this in somehow
Hope it don't take long
Hope it don't take long

Had to leave the master's feet
Just to see what's going down
Sure wont get no sympathy yea
If we cant tie this in somehow
Hope it don't take long

Kool Aid Smile---------

Come on inside
It's a smoke stack ribbon you don't even need to try
But you can... stop on by
And rest your head on me

Saw your cool aid smile
Like a sunset drifting
Like a boat down the nile
And in hard times you can rest your head on me

Alone on trial
Mr. Bow tie picked me up polkadot style
He said.. take a look around
And rest your head on me

Couldn't get higher
Threw ya like a stone through a telephone wire
If you can make it back around
Then rest your head on me

Caught low tide
Nowhere to run
Got nowhere to hide
If you can make it back outside
You can rest your head on me

Down there on the delta
They can tell you where I'm comin from

Watergun--------

Light flips on
Lord knows where she's gone
What she's lookin for
I hope it don't mess around

It's touch and go
Everybody knows
That higher you roll
The brighter is your angel

City glows out on the hillside
Gonna take on god
In the pale blue moonlight

Bully in the back run run run
Daddy's coming out with his watergun
Said now baby what have you done
I heard you fought the law and you won

Round and Round---------

Saw you gettin on the train
Goin back around again
Butterfly colored rain
Lookin for a place to land
Saw you just the other day
You tumbled you rolled again again
Your voice came from down the drain
Still compared to sugar cane
We go
Round and round and round
Again

Mr Boogie Man---------

Say Mr boogie man
Say where are you
Could it be true
Somebody said they saw a ball of lightening
Go rolling through
Never made the news
Clear down sugar land
Where they tried in vein 
To mask the pain
Smoke was on the field the place exposed
In the acid rain
No one even knew their name

Say mr boogie man think I can
Maybe stand by you
Until this gets through
Remember me when the sun went dripping down
I played for you
Ya danced till the night was through

Say turntable man
Scissor man
Cut a guy a break
He's had all he can take
Down in shadows valley selling moonshine
Selling deadly snakes

Visions of a Backbeat

Stereo--------

Cool breeze through the trees
Hear it shaking to the ground then go breaking up
Suddenly all the dreams
As you're drifting out at sea start stacking up
Back again lands end
Maybe be better just to jump then go falling off

Who's to know which way to go
There's a whole in the bucket dear Liza

I heard your stereo
Comin from your window
Yea your stereo
Lighting up these shadows

Didn't mind wasting time
Underwater while the bees they came a buzzing
Tangerine was on the scene
With a burning purple sky as a backdrop
Could it be the mystery
Has been hanging out hiding in a whiskey shot

Who's to know which way to go
There's a whole in the bucket dear Liza
But I heard your stereo
Comin from your window
Yea your stereo
Lighting up these shadows

Didn't mind spending time
Underwater while the bees they came a buzzing
Tangerine was on the scene
With a burning purple sky as a backdrop
Could it be the mystery
Has been hanging out hiding in a whiskey shot

Tonight------

Baby had to break on loose
Keep on growing she don't need no cue
So let me tell you what she'll do
Hit the ground running gonna run with you

Shake shake
Baby couldn't wait
Shake shake
Baby couldn't wait now

So baby had to break on loose
She keep on growing she don't need no cue
So let me tell you what she'll do
Hit the ground running gonna run with you

Shake shake
Baby couldn't wait
Shake shake
Baby couldn't wait yea

India-------

Oh headlights grow
On a one lane country road
You never know
You never know if they're gonna move
But you can't stop now
Cause the bandits wait for you
So peddle down
Is the best thing we can do

Cause headlights drown everything around
And the driver he looks away
Say Mexico oh lord now knows I'm ready
Meet me at the west coast
We'll take the time make it rain or shine

The fires glow
Out the window next to you
Misquotes grow
And they're really in the mood
Just outside town
Where darkness sets the tune
A cratered ground
My suitcase broke in two

Midnight On The Run-----

I wrote a letter to you
I almost sent it today
Sometimes it really gets through
Hold on yea for a break

Cause its midnight on the run
Yea, yea
Midnight on the run

The comet stares you right in the eye
Sunrise is so far away
My ride on the train has begun
Stowed away in a boxcar of guns

Cause its midnight on the run
Yea, it's Midnight on the run
Yea yea
Midnight on the run

Lord there's a hellhound on the loose
Better put em on, your dancin' shoes
Yea hes coming down after you
Better put em on your dancin' shoes

Out in the street the whole night through
So we put em on, his dancin' shoes
Yea he's coming down after you
Better put em on your dancin' shoes

Montereo------

Twisted up by the city life
We cruise out to the open wide
Well they say it helps to clear
Everything is happening here
So you listen up real good
While we're shooting through the redwoods
I say I know they'll be waiting there
On a deep one and all prepared so

We show up with our suits on
They're headed up to the sun
There's enough for everyone so
Say hello to the pretty world yea

We sit down to enjoy the view
Everything I see clear through
Don't matter what it means to you
Tonight I got the purple blues
So while they think about the other things
The sky sprouts a thousand wings
And right about now it seems that
Everything is everything
Everything is everything

Don't take long didn't know I'd gone
My guitar feeling like a sponge
I close my eyes but the shades aren't drawn
Water pouring out of Jimi's song

500 Miles-------

500 miles from the city
Church bells you know I hear em ring
You know why they're always right on time
Down around the corner see what you can find

500 miles from the city
Airplanes are flying through my mind
Sunshine got me feeling dizzy
Had to take a ride down by the riverside

500 miles from the city
Angels are wishing they were free
While demons catch a free ride
Get up off the floor yea gonna get it right

It's waiting for you
So come get it
It's waiting for you
So come, come and get it

500 miles from the city
High in the shadows there's Johnny??
All night I'm tossing and turning
Gonna have to pay cause they don't want ya _____?