Stop, Drop, and Roll:

Oh won’t you forgive me dear

If I might stand around and preach right here

Heaven looks better when you’re coming down

Houston, oh it’s been a year

Are you reading me loud and clear?

Everywhere I go, you’re static on the radio

I’d love to tell you all about the nights I don’t talk about

I’d love to give you all the world when I didn’t know how

And in spite of all the nights I’ve come to wait

Still, you would be the shot that I’d take.

A mother says to her only son

“Wash away and come undone,

Come on home, boy, as soon as you catch the moon.”

At every turn I come to find

I can’t wash away these hands of time.

Them eyes of a child, oh they’re a funny thing.

I’d love to tell you all about the nights I don’t talk about

I’d love to give you all the world when I didn’t know how

And in spite of all the nights I’ve come to wait.

You would be the shot that I’d take

Stop, drop, and roll, Susan this can’t come to wait.

Ships, they come and go.

To where we don’t know.

And the souls we come to lay.

But I think she knows,

I think she knows.

Stop, drop, and roll, Susan we’re ten leagues below.  

Tulsa County Line:

I grew up in Oklahoma

Where the women burn like a $3 bottle of wine

In a coffee can,

We throw our ashes in.

Bury ‘em out back beneath that old Indian Sky

Forgotten by the rains and a long lost time.

Give me mescaline or methamphetamines,

Cousin got locked up cooking that shit again.

I guess that’s just the story of us Creek County Kids

God don’t stop my fall I think I like it too much

Burning down bridges and turning all those dreams to rust

Don’t let out a sound don’t let out a whine

If prison’s just South of that Tulsa County Line.

I was raised in church

But, oh Goddamn it hurt

When they sent me on my way once I tried to use my mind.

Where’s my brother gone?

Where did he go wrong?

Brought him back home in a pine box dressed in blue
I guess us Creek County Kids where just born to lose.

God don’t stop my fall I think I like it too much

Burning down bridges and turning all those dreams to rust

Don’t let out a sound don’t let out a whine

If prison’s just South of that Tulsa County Line.

This town’s just a prison that I call home

A graveyard where they’ll lay my bones

A red dirt rose, she dies in time.

This red clay halo don’t look like mine

This red clay halo don’t look like mine.

God don’t stop my fall I think I like it too much

Burning down bridges and turning all those dreams to rust

Don’t let out a sound don’t let out a whine

If prison’s just South of that Tulsa County Line.

Boys In The Boat:

Hey there have you heard the news?

Lightning strikes at the bottom of your shoes.

Don’t think twice you might just not survive

The boys in the boat ain’t coming back alive.

Winter strikes on a late fall day,

Got the blues and they're here to stay.

I never felt alive until 1935

The boys in the boat aint coming back this time

Don’t wait for me this time my love

I’ll meet when the sun goes down on them Hollywood hills above

The wounded keep dying, the bodies keep piling

All I'm thinking about is one don’t let me go

I can’t swim home

We’re boys in the boat, you know?

Let it out at the top of your lungs,

Acting like a cat got your tongue.

I need you just like a sailor needs that sea

Set it on fire, burn it down, repeat.

Back home they’ll turn that page

In just an hour they’ll forget my name

Put it on a wall with flowers upon my grave

The boys in the boat ain’t coming back the same.

Don’t wait for me this time my love

I’ll meet when the sun goes down on them Hollywood hills above

The wounded keep dying, the bodies keep piling

All I'm thinking about is one don’t let me go

I can’t swim home

We’re boys in the boat, you know?

Romeo/Juliet

She don’t need me

She could cry on her own

She don’t want me

But she don’t know

She don’t love me

Just shadows at home

But I know this diaing takes it toll

I’m a train bound for hell,

These wounds could get me there, my sweet.

Every morning I’d find,

This love’s on Tulsa time.

I’d be your Romeo, you Juliet

I ain’t going to let them bury us yet.

I don’t need her.

I’m lonely on my own

I don’t want her but she don’t know

I don’t love her, she’s calling me home

But I know, this riding takes it’s toll.

I’m a train bound for hell,

These wounds could get me there, my sweet.

Every morning I’d find,

This love’s on Tulsa time.

I’d be your Romeo, you Juliet

I ain’t going to let them bury us yet.

Giving up ain’t hard to do

When there’s nothing left in

“I love you”

Hard times on the line

But I ain’t giving up this time.

I’m a train bound for hell,

These wounds could get me there, my sweet.

Every morning I’d find,

This love’s on Tulsa time.

I’d be your Romeo, you Juliet

I ain’t going to let them bury us yet.

The Same (But Different)

I lost my heart in the valleys of Old Mexico

Ventura nights, searching for life

She was too Hollywood for Old San Antone.

I lost my mind under Oklahoma sun soaked skies.

The ghost of a past, caught in the act

Never even said goodbye.

Oh, hear me now as I’m screaming at the top of my lungs.

A castle turned to prison, just chains still missing

A savior on the run.

Won’t you take me home

I’ll leave you in the morning, but tonight I’ll play along.

You won’t even know my name.

In this prison of my own, a stranger just the same.

I lost my way on the road to what’s wrong and right.

They’re shouting from the hills, hungry for a kill

With bloodstained sweat in their eyes.

Out here I stand on the corner of a rock and a place.

Send them on back, fade to black

Goddamn I like the taste.

Won’t you take me home

I’ll leave you in the morning, but tonight I’ll play along.

You won’t even know my name.

In this prison of my own, a stranger just the same.

Won’t you save me now.

I’m crossing over Jordan chasing Tennessee dogwood flowers.

Streets all look the same

In this prison of my own, you won’t even know my name

In this prison of my own, you won’t even know my name

In this prison of my own, a stranger just the same.

Love Notes in the Dark

Give me good love, the one I’ll find

She don’t ask for much and she’s right on time

Good day, goodnight, goodbye, Rose.

For reasons we want or reasons we do

If you believe me then I’ll forgive you

Good day, goodbye, Sweet Marigold.

Because another spring has come and gone

Youth is lost if you think you’re young

A heart ain’t really lost at 17

Wash away you’re worried pain

The sound of love don’t sound the same

The lights are always dimmer when you’re coming home.

Don’t wait up and don’t waste time

Leave me here in my worried mind,

The heart has a funny way of growing old.

I’d lie if I said it’d do no good

I think about you more than I should

I hope this one day finds you, my Marie.

Because another year has come and gone

Youth is lost if you think you’re young

A heart ain’t really dead at 23

Wash away you’re worried pain

The sound of love it don’t sound the same

The lights are always dimmer when you’re coming home

I know,

When the sun goes down,

I’m hoping for someone to save me now.

And I know,

I think we know.

These love notes in the dark they’re getting old

I’ll leave them for you though.

Point of No Return

Stepping over dollars just to see what I could find

Stepping over dollars just to find myself a dime

Headed out East of the Mississippi

Now they’re calling me an old hippie,

I know, I tow that line.

Girl at the bar, I thought she was you

If only for a moment I found it to be true

Even if it was, I’d have to wait

Because I don’t ever have the words to say

I know myself to well

So I might let the darkness bring me down

In the hopes one day my love would come around

I’m walking that line

Between death and dying

And this ship has gone too far to come back now.

I was never as cool as I believed

This train was always bound for misery

But come hell or high water

The flame inside is only burning hotter

With one foot in my mouth, one in my grave.

When it came to you I thought I might wait

Blink once for yes and twice, don’t hesitate

Call it what you will or call it lazy,

But now she’s calling someone baby

It just ain’t the same when it ain’t me.

So I might let the darkness bring me down

In the hopes one day my love would come around

I’m walking that line

Between death and dying

And this ship has gone too far to come back now.

When you’re further down the road

And you look back on the promises you sold

At some point you’re going to come to learn

You just slip past the point of no return

And this ship has gone too far to come back now

And this ship has gone too far to come back now.