Dark Road

poor boy was a lawyer
from eastern tennessee
and that neck tie was a noose
for him and for me
with your petal to the metal
and your eye on the sky
no pity for the fool
who's willing to die

down that dark road

his boot hit the dirt
with a blindness in his eyes
the emblems of darkness
darkness by design
they're burning holes
in the walls of my mind
they're burning holes
in the walls of our minds

down that dark road

well blood don't really flow
for the vengeant soul
but i feel the room
and i feel the floor
and my dreams are rouged
by the great unknown
and my fears ain't cruel
in the great unknown

down that dark road

them rattlin chains
they gonna call your name
down that dark road

oh my brother
you ain't bold
you ain't free
the things that you've done
they are vines that creep
and when my breath hits the door
you won't sleep no more

down that dark road

 

Best I Ever Had

stranded in a highway bar
the dirt is the parking lot
neon shame

last call turn the radio off
hats on feet shuffle the floor
to a shivering wind

i'll get you high
if you give me a ride
alright, sweet

a run down single wide
but really nice on the inside
have a seat

7 and 7 my head to the floor
in a cloud of smoke
and the light through the door
to a shivering wind

he's got no name
he's got no face
and i probably couldn't find the place
but just between you and me
the best i ever had
the best i ever had
the best i ever had

 

Done Wrong

i was out at sea
and i was always me
until you came along
and did me wrong

you were on the road
and you were always you
until i came along
and did you wrong

done wrong
honey, lets just fall apart

we were burning wicks
and we were turning tricks
waking up together
together, two alone

the embers in my heart
and the whispers in my words
they've done each other
done each other wrong

done wrong
honey, lets just fall apart

all of these sticks
and all of these stones
they broke my bones

 

My Woes

when i was a boy
i was a lonesome boy
the willows and the crows
they covered my joy

my woes, my woes, my woes

when i was a young man
out in the corn
i buried my heart
before i was born

my woes, my woes, my woes

and the northern star
she ain't that far
and the words in the wind
they blow on

when i got grown
i couldn't find my home
so i planted my seeds
in the eye of a storm

my woes, my woes, my woes

now that i'm here
i sing a sinners prayer
and i count my blessings
to a millionaire

my woes, my woes, my woes

 

Chapels of Dust (Cate Swan)

when did it change
my sweet, my love for you
why do i have to choose
when we're both bound to lose
that night rolled out in front of us
in concrete and lines
connecting the two
so young and so doomed
my head spinning
i been orphaned by a world
that's still so brand new
by the time i crossed the stateline
that's when i knew
i felt the first sting
the weight, of two golden rings

we married our lust
in chapels of dust
and try cuz we must
in chapels of dust

twice my age
and thrice my lack
i stared at the odds
as they sat stacked
emotional labotomy
its odd to me that you just don't see
that i'm not willing to bend for you
or any other man

we buried our lust
in chapels of dust
and try cuz we must
in chapels of dust

 

Autumn's Daughter

in the autumn was our daughter
she was the color and the timbre of the time
with eyes of gold and ancient soul
protect your light when you walk in the dark

winters ill tried to take my baby away
so we’re casting spells don't you take my baby away

the skin of the serpent and the stem of a forest rose
the feather of sparrow and the blood of your foe
my sweet my dear there’s a fade in your eye
my sweet my dear there’s a cold in my bone

winters ill tried to take my baby away
so we’re casting spells don't you take my baby away

in the springtime of your voodoo
well i walk this world alone
and i’m searching for something a memory unknown
and my aching is a storm that always blows 

winters ill tried to take my baby away
so we’re casting spells don’t you take my baby away

ashes to ashes and dust to dust
an eye for an eye and a life for a love
winters ill tried to take my baby away
so we’re casting spells
don’t you take my baby away

 

Out in the Cold

if i kept my mind stoned
and i kept my heart cold
then where have i been oh lord

have a been out at sea
with no wind in my sails

oh lord don't you leave me
out in the cold
cuz i am wandering home

or have i been in a shadow
of the moon and all it don't know

or have i been in a bottle
of whiskey wine and beer

oh lord don't you leave me
out in the cold
cuz i am wandering home

have i been in a closet
full of old skeleton bones

or am i just some past life
with a wound that just won't heal

oh lord don't you leave me
out in the cold
cuz i am wandering home