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To The Morning

Watching the sun...watching it come
Watching it come up over the rooftops
Cloudy and warm...maybe a storm
You can never quite tell from the morning

(Chorus)
And it's going to be a day
There is really no way to say no to the morning
Yes it's going to be a day
There is really nothing left to say but come on morning

Waiting for mail
Maybe a tale from an old friend or even a lover
Sometimes there's none
But we have fun thinking of all who might have written

(Chorus)

And maybe there are seasons
And maybe they change
And maybe to love is not so strange

The sounds of the day
Now they hurry away
Now they are gone until tomorrow
When day will break and you will wake
And you will rake your hands across your eyes and realize
That it's going to be a day
There is really no way to say no to the morning
Yes it's going to be a day
There is really nothing left to say but come on morning

And maybe there are seasons and maybe they change
And maybe to love is not so strange


Stars

Stood out in the rain
Let it soak me down
Before I called you...I called you
Didn't see me there
Hidden by the rain beneath your window...but I saw you
Putting on your face before the mirror on the wall
Dreaming that the looking glass was me...
Catching your fondest gazes
Living through your fickle phases...I love you
(Chorus)
And it's getting easier each day to weep about you
Harder every night to sleep without you
How many years must I be driven by this dream of love with you

Spend my dimes on phones trying just to talk
But you don't answer...you let it ring
Spend my nights alone
Catching falling stars to give to you, love
They're just for you
For stars fall every time a lover has to face the truth
And far too many stars have fell on me
And as they trail the skies and burn their paths upon my eyes, I cry
(Chorus)
With you....with you


More Than Ever

If there are any words that we haven't said
Let us say them
I know all too well how people's lies betray them
More than ever I'll wait for you there
More than ever I will need you to care
And I'll never need more than a prayer to be near you
To be near you
Time is a baby child found in the rain born of fever
She'll bring you pretty songs laced through with lies
But don't you believe her
More than ever I'll wait for you there
More than ever I will need you to care
And I'll never need more than a prayer to be near you
To be near you...to be near you


Be On Your Way

Be on your way
Don't try to say that you love me still
If we couldn't find the right dream by now then we never will
We paid our dues at the door and never once saw the stage
We wrote our share of love's lore and never quite filled the page
So be on your way

Be on your way
Maybe someday we will meet again
Try not to cry...tears make me think how it might have been
We loved as strong as we could but love only got in our way
We took our time to be free
There's nothing much more to say but be on your way


Hickory Grove

Hickory Grove, wait for me
I'm just as poor as a man can be
Hickory Grove, wait for me
I'm just as blind as the other men that see
Hickory Grove, make the sun
Rise slower I don't have much time
Hickory Grove, watch me run
down through the years of my prime
Lady Luck, play your hand
I've got a life for you to play with
Hickory Grove, you will stand
I've got a dream that I can stay with


Long Way Home (Live In the Country)

Running in the wrong direction
Isn't it a long way home
People with the wrong intentions
Isn't it a long way home
City, you are dying real slow
Country, you are calling me to go
Smokestacks, I don't need you no more
I'm gonna fly...
(Chorus)
To where the sky meets the land
And the living is not planned
And the children can laugh just cause they're living
I'll send for you if you ever want me to
But you'll have to find a whole new way of giving
Running from the noise and poison
Isn't it a long way home
Wounded by a law man's toy gun
Isn't it a long way home
City, no more shadows to be seen
Country, all the sunshine you can dream
Smokestacks spew your sour-smelling steam
I'm gonna fly
(Chorus)
Oh...live in the country...repeat...


Looking For A Lady

Looking for a lady
I'm looking for a lady to change my night to day
Looking for a lady
I'm looking for a lady to chase my blues away
(Chorus)
Well, I have a few in mind but none in particular
I have had them before but nothing that was for sure

And I'm in no position to barter
And I'm in no condition to play the martyr
And I'm sadder certainly but I'm smarter
And I find myself...
Looking for a lady
I'm looking for a lady to share my empty bed
Looking for a lady
I'm looking for a lady to soothe my aching head
(Chorus)
And my feelings have grown rigid like a wooden post
And my love is like a curtain that has been drawn closed
And my life just isn't going the way I thought it was supposed to
And I'm crying and I find myself
Looking for a lady
I'm looking for a lady to change my night to day


Anyway I Love You

Here's another little song for you
Hope you'll listen to it well
Means no different than the others do
It won't change you I can tell

(Chorus)
Anyway, I love you
Everyday I get more sure
Anyway, I love you
More and more and more and more and more

I have so much I can offer you
More to please you with than most
But trying to tie you down is harder than trying to hold on to a ghost
(Chorus twice)
So if you ever feel the need for me, darlin
Let it carry you along
Don't be shy and try to hold it down
Cause what you feel just can't be wrong
(Chorus twice)
More and more and more and more
And more and more and more and more


Wysteria

Wysteria, did you change your face again
Those of us who loved you when can't even find you
Wysteria, did you lose another man
Did you make him understand that he can't touch you

Wysteria, did he take you to the fair
Were the folks that you met there the same that we met
Wysteria, did he teach you how to dance
Did he bring you paper fans to hide your secret

Was he just like all the rest when he got to the sad part
Did he stay a bit too long to save his heart

Was he just like all the rest when he got to the sad part
Did he stay a bit too long to save his heart

Wysteria, are your lips still lily white
Do they still bloom just at night and die at sunrise


The River

I was born by a river rolling past a town
Given no direction...just told to keep my head down
As I took my position,a man fired a gun
I was so steeped in tradition I could not run

I was raised by a river weaned upon the sky
And in the mirror of the waters I saw myself learn to cry
As the tears hit the surface I saw what had been done
I gave feet to my freedom and I did run

Someday later I saw the writing in the dust
It told me how I should travel
It told me who I was

I ran far from the river...far as I could see
And as the sun hit my shoulders, I felt it burning me
How I longed for the waters as the fire raged
How I longed for the river as I aged

I will die by a river as it rolls away
Bury me in the nighttime...do not waste the day
High above the waters that roll on to the sea
All the angels in heaven will laugh at me
They will laugh at me....they will laugh at me
They will laugh at me

My life was naught but a river rolling through my brain
Made of so many teardrops...made of so much pain