Coldwater Road

lyrics//

Drive//

If I could eat my toast and drink my tea without seeing your face
You hit me pretty hard now I want this pain to go away.
And I pinned it down and figured out the things I need to say
Is if your mind is part of mine and something I could change.
But it tires me out and I still can't forget your face today
So I'll go back to thinking about everything I wanted in the first place,

I'm gonna buy an old Pontiac
I'll put the top down then I'll put you in the back
And we'll drive around, out of town, out of gas
I am the highway on full blast

I can't walk away with my shoes untied and I don't know where those dreams have gone
You took them all when you turned away but they won't leave me alone.
And I could stand forever here and never turn this page
So I'm better off to close my eyes and let these movies play.
I could stand forever here and never turn this page
So I'm better off to close my eyes and let these movies play.

I'm gonna buy an old Pontiac
I'll put the top down then I'll put you in the back
And we'll drive around, out of town, out of gas
I am the Highway on full blast

And then I'll go and park that old Pontiac
I'll leave the top down then I'll join you in the back
And we'll roll around until we're out of gas
I am the highway on full blast.

The Woods//

Jack take me back into town
Jack take me back into town
Its cold and I'm lonely when you're not around
Jack take me back into town

I wake up alone in the night
the moon and the stars are so bright
Far away from the buildings and boulevard lights
The moon and the stars are so bright

These woods are getting me downThere's no one to notice my pretty new gown
But the big, black bear that's been hanging around
These woods are getting me down

The Woods are a wonderful thing
I’ve seen you watching the axe that I swing
Why won't you wait for the spring
All of a sudden, the birds start to sing
Don’t you want them to sing?

I don't want to leave you behind
I love you so dear and our cottage is fine
This is not the honeymoon I had in mind
I don't want to leave you behind

Jack take me back into town
Jack take me back into town
Its cold and I'm lonely when you're not around
Jack take me back into town
Jack take me back into town

Rocketship//

Why don’t you grab your green guitar and sit down here with me
While the sun is proud and this rocketship is free
And sing to me like the wind between the trees
Just stay a little longer here with me

I’m so sneaky but there’s no need to disguise,
If I held you would it take you by surprise,
Maybe I could make you laugh to see that smile ignite your eyes
Just stay a little longer here with me

I know you don’t want me to shout it, though its true
I can’t hesitate, tomorrow will not do
Cause I can’t find myself alone, for 5 minutes

Without thinking of you
Without thinking of you

You make me nervous, yes and you make me sweat
And I’m dying to tell you something that I haven’t told you yet
Maybe I can live without you but I can’t live with regret
So stay a little longer here with me.

I know you don’t want me to shout it, though its true
I can’t hesitate, tomorrow will not do
Cause I can’t find myself alone, for 5 minutes
Without thinking of you
I can’t find myself alone
I can’t find myself alone
I can’t find myself alone for 5 minutes, without thinking of you.

Dear Eurydice//

If you tried to walk away I’d steal your shoes
Those ones look so good on you, I’d let you chose the shoes to lose
I’m running out of options, there’s no telling what I’ll do.
If you tried to walk away, I would steal your shoes

If you tried to take a train, I’d lie down on the track
I’d race you to the station and bust my way in from the back
They would try to stop me but I would not put up with that
If you tried to take a train, I’d lie down on the track

I’ll steal your keys- then I’d sell your car
I’ll destroy your bicycle, those legs can take you pretty far
And I think they are lovely just exactly where they are
If you commandeered a captain, I would cover up the stars.

If you met another man I’d punch him in the face
Violence makes me angry, but this would be a special case cause
Seeing you with someone else is simply more than I can take
If you met another man I’d punch him in the face

I’ll steal your keys- then I’d sell your car
I’ll destroy your bicycle, those legs can take you pretty far
And I think they are lovely just exactly where they are
I think they are lovely just exactly where they are
If you commandeered a captain, I would cover up the stars.

If we had a bunch of kids I’d buy a babysitter
Chase you down with this guitar, begging you to reconsider
And if you wouldn’t listen I would follow you on twitter
If we had a bunch of kids I’d buy a babysitter.

So don’t leave me behind
It took so long to find you and because of you I’ve lost my mind
But all my strange behavior is a blessing in disguise
all my strange behavior is a blessing in disguise
Fifty seven years from now, you are bound to realize
All my strange behavior is a blessing in disguise

The Walls//

The sunshine was so strong before the weather came along
And washed this spider down to the place he started from
Now the sun’s the only one, he can seek salvation from
The brightest star, the warmest thing, that he can find,
To dry this awful flood
To dry this awful flood

I’ll welcome almost anything, as it comes along
I only look to judgment after everything is done
Everything just happened before we knew it had begun, and now
I’m terrified and standing here, terrified
But I’m the only one.
Why am I the only one… two… three… four

What makes you so powerful, what makes you so strong
I want to tell you that you make me smile, you make me turn and run
Now you are the only one, that I need protection from
The walls I build are high, and the walls I build are strong
Now you are the only one, that I need protection from
The walls I build are high, and the walls I build are strong

What makes me so reckless, what makes me so dumb
WHO KNOWS if I can stomach this but I still can’t get enough
Now you are the only one, that I need protection from
The walls I build are high, and the walls I build are strong
Now you are the only one, that I need protection from
The walls I build are high, and the walls I build are strong

Oh, the sunshine was so strong before the weather came along
And washed this spider down to the place he started from
Now the sun’s the only one, he can seek salvation from
The brightest star, the warmest thing, he can find,
To dry this awful flood
To dry this awful flood

Hot Balloon//

Last night I looked up above the lights and saw the moon
I like to think you might be right now, looking at it too
So I will scream my love above and hope it reaches you
But if I didn’t time it right, there’s still something you can do….
Before you fall asleep tonight, in your grandfather’s living room,
You can read the note I wrote and posted for you on the moon

It says every night I miss you and most every afternoon
I’ve marked a wall for every hour and now I’m running out of room
But I don’t have an aeroplane so I know what I need to do…
If I found one I could use, I could fuel my own balloon
By adding all the breath I lose, for every time I think of you.
Every time I think of you

So now I’ll pack a picnic and a thermos full of juice,
A blanket and a pillow and I’ll climb in my balloon
And I’ll be smiling as I cut the line and rise above the roof
I don’t know the way to you, so flying blind will have to do
And I could float around for days and never lose a drop a fuel,
never lose a drop a fuel.

My wireless connection was corrupted by a goose,
And cellular reception doesn’t fly in this balloon,
And so my baby while you’re waiting there, the best that I can do,
May be floating slowly but its riding in a big balloon,
It may be floating slowly but it’s riding in a big balloon
And if you’re feeling lonely read the note I wrote up on the moon,
the note I wrote up on the moon.

Time to Fly//

I, wish that December was July

And I wish you and I could find the time to go away

…To someplace

Cheap, where we can meet the locals

You should chose a fruit bowl for your dad,

I will pay, it’s his place.

 

And all of the ladies will say,

They’ve got something we’d like

You scan the sand for the camouflage pants

They know to watch out for our kind.

 

We won’t survive and it feels like a fine time to fly.

It feels like a fine time to fly.

 

If we decide, the purchase a last minute flight,

We’ll stay up in Denver for most of the night

Surrounded by strangers and dying to fly

 

When we arrive, the view to the ocean is nice

It helps us forget about our winter lives

Those are the bottoms you know that I like

All the boys like to stare but I really don’t mind

the boys like to stare but I really don’t mind

And  the boys like to stare but I really don’t mind

 

And all of the ladies will say,

They’ve got something we’d like

Keep the car running, I don’t see the bus coming

And it might not make it to our plane on time

 

We’re still cold, winter’s long gotten old

Sitting here on the road, so goodbye. 

We’re still cold, winter’s long gotten old

Sitting her on the road so,

So long, adios and goodbye.

We won’t survive and it feels like a fine time to fly

It feels like a fine time to fly.

Out of Sight//by Patrick Spencer and Max Kashetsky

The most amazing sound as they beat themselves into the ground

And leave the holes where we will spend the night

Hungry and blind way out beyond the line

Our heads are hiding six feet out of sight

 

Some of us are bleeding some of us are burned

None of us are following the fight

Sums will soon be leaving, some swallowed by the earth

Left behind, six feet out of sight

 

Don't smoke the rations tonight

Assisting the aim of the enemy snipers

When we are captured I hope they are kind

And I hope that the wounded are quiet

 

Horses and guns and trucks by the hundreds

Thrown into the fire from either side

Fathers and sons and millions of husbands

Sunken six feet out of sight

 

Some of us are bleeding some of us are burned

None of us are following the fight

Sums will soon be leaving, some swallowed by the earth

Left behind, six feet out of sight

 

Don't smoke the rations tonight

Assisting the aim of the enemy snipers

When we are captured I hope they are kind

And I hope that the wounded are quiet

 

The water is rising up high

I'm knee-deep in mud and the captain has died

When they look back on these terrible times

I wonder what they will find

Toast//by Patrick Spencer and Charles Wesley

Drink this whiskey

The bottle hit me pretty hard

You look so upset in your mothers dress

That I'm still lacking self control

In my younger days I had less to say

There was always a glass up in my face

 

Toasting to the world

I was looking for a girl to help me settle down 

 

In this city

we leave a fortune in the bar

For our own commotion, we empty out our bank accounts 

We know, we can only hit the floor

We are older now, we can pay them for our danger

To erase it, we just pay a little more

 

Toasting to the world

I was looking for a girl to help me settle down 

There you were outside the bar, toasting to a local boy I showed him to his car

Then we danced into the night
Stopping only to drink a little more

We went outside to see the sun

You were saying about the weather I was yelling at the sky,
Oh why oh why

 

So many glasses in so many bars
So many pretty people with problems just like ours
The wilful pursuit to let down our guard
So many glasses in so many bars

 

Toasting to the world

I was looking for a girl to help me settle down 

There you were outside the bar, toasting to a local boy I showed him to his car

Then we danced into the night

Stopping only to drink a little more

We went outside to see the sun

You were saying about the weather I was yelling at the sky,

Oh why oh why

Lately//by Charles Wesley

 

Lately I've felt crazy

Like there's something

Missin' in me

I go to work

Unchanged by the scenery

Those train cars

Have gone so far

From the places I dare too see

Like most of us

I dream in fantasy

Like most of us

I dream to make beliefs

 

But darling close your eyes too long

You might emphasize all the wrong things

If you close your eyes for fear of falling

Its just a fear of heights

 

If you moved through it all

At your own pace shuffling the cards you take

Not knowing where they'll lead you

Like that old train you took way back when

The times were swiftly changing

A breeze that shifting everything away

from it's deeper meaning so I'll just go on believing

Everything I read

Don't close your eyes

You might emphasize

All the wrong things

If you close your eyes for fear of falling

Its just a fear of heights

 

We are living on the line

Please Don't Hate Me//by Charles Wesley and Patrick Spencer

 

Please don’t hate me if I end up leaving

Cause I don’t believe in forever

I’ll be back to see your smiling face,

And that beauty I’ll take it wherever I go

 

I swear to the truth as I stand here explaining

just how much I wish I could stay

The part I’m ashamed is my reasons for leaving

are not necessarily how I explained

 

The last man to stand in a broken down family

now it is my time to chose

To lay the guns down in this Michigan town (and return to the town)

and carve out a family with you

 

Please don’t hate me if I end up leaving

Cause I don’t believe in forever

I’ll be back to see your smiling face

And that beauty I’ll take it wherever I go

 

I have been lying my Mother is fine

I’m not taking her on a cruise

I don’t have a fortune in North California

The money’s run out, I’ve got nothing to lose

 

I rode into town at the top of the chain

flush with the cash from the Sanderson Stage

we stopping it three times in just twenty one days

then I called it quits and we parted ways

with enough gold that I could go back to that place

ask for his daughter and give her my name

but there’s only so long that I can keep faking

the saddle is calling, my rifle is waiting

 

Please don’t hate me if I end up leaving

Cause I don’t believe in forever

I’ll be back to see your smiling face

And that beauty I’ll take it wherever I go

Seven Letters//

 

If you chopped our names in half and took what’s at the start

The only different letter is just two letters apart

some call that a coincidence but now that I know better

I’m not surprised that both our names have seven letters

 

Well, I guess I’ve blown my cover and I guess you know by now

That I get a bit excited by the little things like how

That day you saw me on the sidewalk and passed me with a smile

What I’ve painted in my head is gonna stay there for a while

Now I’m afraid I’ve waited just about a week too long

To write down what I thought of you and put it in this song

I couldn’t wait to see you but you brought him along,

A very pleasant fellow, and a gentleman; don’t get me wrong

 

But, I fear that he is here ‘cause I’ve done it again

And turned a very pretty girl into a very pretty friend

And I know I should behave but I don’t know what to do

Because the strongest part of me still wants to kiss so much of you

 

And I don’t think I can blame you ‘cause if I was in your place

And the creature I was calling disappeared without a trace

Before leaving all his weapons in a pile at my feet

I’d be the first to walk away; I’d be the first one down the street

 

And I don’t want these proceedings to turn into an attack

I know I’ve never had you but I know I need you back

This is something I don’t recognize, and something of a trap

there’s some thing that you’ve stolen, something I don’t want back.

 

If you chopped our names in half and took what’s at the start

The only different letter is just two letters apart

Some call that a coincidence but now that I know better

I’m not surprised that both our names have seven letters

I’m not surprised that both our names have seven letters

Elizabeth//

Oh Elizabeth, the queen of the lions

I will stand at the mouth of your cave

And I know if I go in that you could eat me for dinner

But I don’t know how I should behave

 

It shakes me to darken your doorway

Without a sensible cause

So I’ll slip out of sight and head back into the night

And return with a trophy for you in my jaws

Oh Elizabeth, the queen of the lions

I will stand at the mouth of your cave

And I know if I go in that you could eat me for dinner

But I don’t know how I should behave

I will wait all alone in the darkness

I’m nearly used to the cold

I’ll wait out all night, knowing there’s a chance I might be

Leaving with the Queen of the Lions to Hold

Oh Elizabeth

I can see that you have been beaten

I can see from the length of those scars

But I see you asleep, by the light of the moon

As I have you all wrapped up in my paws

 

Oh Elizabeth, the queen of the lions

I will stand at the mouth of your cave

And I know if I go in that you could eat me for dinner

But I don’t know how I should behave

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