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Slow Road-The journey

Down the Track

Well I'm rollin

Rollin down the track

And I'm leavin

I ain't never comin back

 

Down on my luck

Last in the race

Everything changed 

When I saw your face

 

I've thrown the dice

Rolled them bones

Like every gambler

Feelin... So alone

 

I'll take a chance

Blanket roll

Eight rolled the hard way

Is the only way I know

 

Place and buy

An easy ten

No use complaining 

‘Bout the state I'm in

 

Railroad nine

I'm your best friend

Beg steal or borrow

I got nothing to lend

 

Roll it slow

Roll it tight

Two shoes are red

Against the fading light

 

My hands are high

I'll bet to win

I'll let ‘em fly

And take the devil with my sin

Coming Home

Friday afternoon and I just got paid

Gonna get my bike and go see my babe

Got the sun in my eyes and the road ahead

Feel the wind in my face and my blood running red

 

Aint gonna check my speed

Cuz I know what I need

I’m gonna be there soon now baby

Wait for me

 

Blue sky day not a cloud in sight

Gonna go down to the dance tonight

Speeding down the road and she's on my mind

Running through a red light running through a stop sign

 

Ain’t gonna check my speed

Cuz I know what I need

I’m gonna be there soon now baby

Wait for me …..

 

My baby in her blue jeans fitting tight

Listening to crickets in the dead of the night

Laying in the grass on a summers day

Wishing everything could always be this way

 

Aint gonna check my speed

Cuz I know what I need

I’m gonna be there soon now baby

Wait for me …..

 

Days so long

And you’re on my mind

Baby when you’re gone

Oh the sun don’t shine

 

Girl you’re all that I needed

Through those lonely nights

Nothing more I could ask for

Now the time is right….

Cutting Loose

No work and a hard rain

Gonna get me down

Such a drag and a dog day

I'm a losing ground

Cutting Loose ...

Cut me Loose ....

  

Sitting round on a heartache

Living upside down

I'm afraid of a shadow

I'm afraid of a sound

Cutting Loose ...

Cut me Loose ....

Got a slow on the road

Keep on tying me down

Cuz I'm a gonna cut loose

Ain't nothing gonna stop me now

Cutting Loose ...

Cut me Loose ....

Can't wait for tomorrow

I'm outward bound

Cuz I'm a gonna cut loose

Ain't nothing gonna stop me now

 

 

One Day

On my mind all the time

Drinking wine going blind

 

Too far gone to be seen

I dunno, just where I’ve been

 

So alone so uptight

Nothing wrong nothing right

  

One day at a time

One life on the line

One day at a time

Some day you’ll be mine

 

I can't win

I can't fight

I can't sleep

Through the night

 

Lord have mercy

See my plight

Can you lead me

To the light

 

One day at a time

One life on the line

Dark clouds in my mind

I wait for the sun to shine

She's so Fine

It’s early in the morning

And I wanna get to bed

Thoughts about my baby 

Going round in my head

 

She’s so fine

Always on my mind ..…

Since I saw her in the corner

Now I’m thinking ‘bout her all the time

 

Tried to call my baby

Tried to get her on the phone

Wanna tell her that I love her

Cause I’m feeling so alone

 

Feel so fine .. 

When she’s on the line 

Since I saw her in the corner

Now I’m thinking ‘bout her all the time

 

Gonna see my baby

Gonna see her tonight

I’m gonna take her dancing

In the pale moonlight

 

Moves so fine …

She’s a mine all mine

Since I saw her in the corner

Now I’m thinking ‘bout her all the time

I’m looking at my baby

I’m a really lucky guy

If you could see my baby

Then you’d know the reason why

 

Looks so fine …

Almost blows my mind

Since I saw her in the corner

Now I’m thinking ‘bout her all the time

Five More Minutes

When I think about the future

I start to feel the pain

And I tell you my reason

That I won't ever see you again

 

When you told me you were leaving

I felt so uptight

And I tried to tell you baby

But I just can’t get it right

 

I got 5 more minutes to midnight

Before you walk outta that door

Only 5 more minutes to midnight

This old heart can't take anymore

 

If I could turn back time

And start all over again

I've been searching for an answer

But I don't know where to begin

 

When you told me you were leaving

I felt so uptight

And I tried to tell you baby

But I just can’t get it right

 

I got 5 more minutes to midnight

Before you walk outta that door

Only 5 more minutes to midnight

This old heart can't take anymore

Through the Fire

I got a heavy heart that I just can't shake

I got another bill that I just can't make

 

Feels like I'm runnin’ with a ball and chain

I sit and watch my life go down the drain

 

I’m on the edge now

Still holdin’ on

Please don’t push me

I’m not that strong

 

Take me through the fire

Lead me to the light

 

I've made another promise

That I just can't break

I’ve told another story ...

That I just can't fake

 

I’ve gotta run and hide cuz the chips are down

Cuz when the sun comes up I gotta leave this town

 

I’m on my knees now

I know I was wrong 

Please don’t push me

I’m not that strong             

 

Take me through the fire

Lead me to the light

On and on getting higher

Help me through the night

 

I’m on the mend now

You’ve heard my song

I’m on my feet again

Still going strong

 

Take me through the fire

Lead me to the light

On and on getting higher

Help me through the night

 

I just can’t shake it

I can’t break it

Little More Time

There's a train in the distance

Running through town

I can hear my baby callin’

And it's gettin’ me down

 

Now I'm shakin’ like tree

Cuz the spell she put on me

Got me spinning round & round & round etc..

 

On a hiding to nothing

Cause I’ve had all of my fun

Still looking for the answer

Left staring at the sun

 

Nothing left to say

Nowhere left to run

Left here all alone

Like a smoking gun

 

The sun shines on the righteous

But it don't shine on you

Well I'll take my chance for freedom

And I know I'll make it through

 

Nothing left to say

Nowhere left to run…

Bullet

I went by your house last night

Looked up at the bathroom light

Wondered what you're doin’ in there 

Waxing your legs or washing your hair

 

Will the dress be red or black

Killer eyes that don’t hold back

Where will you go tonight

And if I touch you

Will you bite?

 

Baby wont you lay down beside me

I can’t abide these lonely nights

I know when I wake in the morning

You’ll be the first thing on my mind

 

I’m sure you looked at me

When I passed your car on the street

Think I saw a tiny smile

As if you’d known me for a while

Where did you drive that day

I lost you on the motorway

What are your darkest dreams

And if I scratch you, would you scream

 

 

Feel as if I’ve known you for the whole of my life

How I brushed my hands against you on that fateful night

 

Did you feel it too, in that fleeting touch 

Hoping and waiting and wanting so much

 

One more minute and I feel its getting better

Did you see my face did you read all of my letters

 

I can see you now with your come-on stare

In your high heeled shoes and your underwear

 

I swear I saw your mother in the middle of town

Wanna tell you about it but I don’t know how

 

Took another photograph I’m gonna put on my wall

Got another different number I can try to call

 

I read about the news and I’m very sad to say 

I saw the picture of the man you’re gonna marry today

 

Now I’m going round to your place for the final time

With a loaded shotgun on the passenger side