Yolo Cowboy

I’ve been looking for a love that’s something more, than one night and a kiss goodbye.
But hauling loads for the big box stores, keeps me moving all the time.
I’m living like there’s nothing left to lose, but this ain’t feelin’ free.
It’s a hard lonely life on the road ahead for me.

But I’m a Yolo Cowboy,
riding my rig out on the open highway.
Yeah I’m a Yolo Cowboy,
sleeping alone by some truck stop café,
and dreaming of a woman who will love me some day.

Driving hard all night's a slow way of dyin’, feels like I’m out of time.
I should have married a country girl and settled for the quiet life.
From where I’ve been and where I’m goin’ to, I’ll never find her now.
She’s gone from my horizon by the time I'm out of town.

But I’m a Yolo Cowboy,
riding my rig out on the open highway.
Yeah I’m a Yolo Cowboy,
sleeping alone by some truck stop café,
and dreaming of a woman who will love me.

Ride, cowboy, ride,
Don’t lose yourself tonight.
You can always turn this truck around.
Call your friends and tell ‘em you’ll be heading home tonight,
there’s a woman back there somewhere,
if you only give her the chance of loving you.

I entered the address in my GPS, dropped into gear, and never looked back.

Because I’m a Yolo Cowboy,
riding my rig out on the open highway.
Always a Yolo Cowboy,
sleeping alone by some truck stop café,
and dreaming of that woman who will love me some day.

Don’t Buy That Shit (on Abandonment)

Hey Momma, why’d you have to run away?
Leave me cryin’ nearly every day?
You said you were looking for some peace of mind,
A little suffering would make me strong and kind.

But I don’t buy that shit anymore, buy that shit anymore; I don’t buy that shit, no I don’t, anymore.


Hey Daddy, why’d you have to go and lose your cool?
Forget who loved you and play the fool?
Shooting angry words like bullets from a gun.
You said you never meant to hurt no one.

But I don’t buy that shit anymore, buy that shit anymore; I don’t buy that shit, no I don’t, anymore.

Hey Jesus, why’d you fly into the sky?
Leave your people feeling high and dry?
Everybody said you were giving up,
lost the battle when you drank the cup.

But I don’t buy that shit anymore, buy that shit anymore; I don’t buy that shit, no I don’t, anymore.

Save Me From Myself


Save me from your cigarettes, save me from your sweet caress, save me from the government. I don't fear hell, but save me, save me, from myself.


My Daddy was a preacher man. He lived by the holy book. He said, "Son your soul needs saving, you won't get a second look. It's mighty hot where your'e headed to; we've got a lot of work on your soul to do."


Save me from your pint of gin, save me from the fix I'm in, save me from where I have been. I don't fear hell, but save me, save me, from myself.


Oh, Oh, take me to the riverside.

Oh, oh, oh, oh, get me ready for the other side, get me ready for the other side.


Save me from your GMOs, save me from the debt I owe, save me from what I don't know. I don't fear hell, but save me, save me, from myself.

Save me, save me, save me from the places where my heart has wandered.

Save me, save me, save me from the places where my heart grows cold.

Live in Sunshine


My mother worked a counter pouring coffee.
My father earned his keep driving nails.
They built a home together, with love to go around.
But then one day, their house came burning to the ground.

Some folks live in sunshine. Some folks live in rain.
We work all day, and then we pray, “Please don’t take it all away.”

Insurance said, “We’ll cover half your losses.”
The banker said, “You do not qualify.”
The government came calling, demanding what was due.
They lost it all, the only home they ever knew.

Some folks live in sunshine. Some folks live in rain.
We work all day, and then we pray, “Please don’t take it all away.”

Rain, rain, go away.  Come again some other day.  We want to hear the children play. Come again some other day.

Some folks live in sunshine.
Some folks live in rain.
We work all day, and then we pray, “Please don’t take it all away.”
Some folks live in sunshine.

What’s Bleeding You Now

What’s bleeding you now?
Are you feeling all alone?
No one calling on the phone?
What’s bleeding you now?

What’s bleeding you now?
Is there someone you have lost?
You didn’t count the cost?
What’s bleeding you now?

What’s bleeding you now?
What’s keeping you up at night?
You’re searching for the light?
What’s bleeding you now?

What’s bleeding you now?
Were you running in your dreams?
You don’t know what it means.
What’s bleeding you now?

Were you sure of every truth you knew?
Holding on like a stubborn mule.
You’re house of glass is breaking down.
Like so much rubble on the ground,
rubble on the ground.

What’s bleeding you now?
Are you trapped inside a cage?
A prison built of rage?
What’s bleeding you now?

What’s bleeding you now?
Did you pick a losing fight?
Defending what is right?
What’s bleeding you now?

Do you fear the world is coming to an end?
Or maybe you’ll die alone lying in your bed?
They used to sing we’ll meet up in the by and by.
But I haven’t heard that song in a long, long,
long time.

 Instrumental Bridge (In the Sweet By and By)

What’s bleeding you now?
Are you making the sacrifice?
For someone cold as ice.
What’s bleeding you now?

What’s bleeding you now?
Is your life a roller coaster ride?
A trip from here to the other side?
What’s bleeding you now?

Tear It Down

If there’s a wall dividing us,
tear it down, tear it down.
Brick by brick and stone by stone,
tear it down, tear it down.

There’s nothing that a wall can do,
except to keep us from loving you.
So tear it down, tear it down, tear it down!

I hope someday that we will see,
people marching in the streets,
dancing and singing and blowing their horns,
smiling and waving and shouting their scorn.
‘Till every wall keeping us down,
is nothing but rubble, nothing but rubble, lyin’ on the ground.

 (Crowd/Singer Antiphonal Refrain)

Tear it down, tear it down.
Tear it down, tear it down.
Tear it down, tear it down.

See those walls come tumbling down!
See those stones lying on the ground!

Tear it down, tear it down.
Tear it down, tear it down.
Tear it down, tear it down.

Run from the Reaper

I went to a doctor, he was death in disguise.
Told me my days are numbered, but I could tell he was spittin’ lies.
He said, “You can live forever, if you follow my advice.”
“Take these pills and close your eyes, wake up singin’ in Paradise!”

Chorus
You cannot run from the reaper, hide from the man. He will track you down, when you’ve played your final hand.
So take some time then get in line. Everybody someday gonna lose this fight.

I made a plan to find a place, that creep would never know.
Sent my body into space, a deep-freeze on the go.
If someone out there finds me, sleeping in a tube of ice,
shoot me with some vital juice, I’ll wake up cheatin’ that devil twice.

Leave a note, I’m from the human race. Wake me up, oh wake me up.
Then watch me jump, jump, jump, right out of that case! See that smile breakin’ on my face.

(maniacal laugh)


You cannot run from the reaper, hide from the man. He will track you down, when you’ve played your final hand.
So take some time then get in line. Everybody someday gonna lose this fight.

Into the Jungle (with Dr. Livingstone)

“Dr. Livingstone, I presume,”
stepping out of the jungle gloom.
“Where ya goin’ to my fearless friend?
Won’t you take me to the Nile’s end?”

Chorus
Follow me into the jungle. Follow me into the jungle. You look like a stranger here. You have nothing to fear, Living in the jungle, Living in the jungle.
 
We cut a path through the jungle thick,
swattin’ at the bugs with our walking sticks.
Everywhere I looked there were birds and snakes.
Monkeys were a’ howlin all over the place.


Dr. Livingstone, show me the way. I just don’t know where I want to stay.
In the tall cool grass or the canopy. Living in the jungle is the life for me.

Dr. Livingstone was there something more?
Did you ever find what you were searching for?
Passing every day looking ‘round the bend,
it never really mattered in the end.


Follow me into the jungle. Follow me into the jungle. You look like a stranger here. You have nothing to fear, Living in the jungle, Living in the jungle.

There’s Still a Fire

Chorus

I may be old, I may be sippin' tea, but make no mistake there’s still a fire in me.
I may be old, I may be sippin' tea, but make no mistake there’s still a fire in me.
I may be old, I may be sippin' tea, but make no mistake there’s still a fire in me.
There’s still a fire,
There’s still a fire
There’s still a fire, in me.

Jack was nimble, Jack was quick.
Jack was jumpin' over candle sticks.
But now his knees are weak, and his back is sore,
Just getting out of bed is a daily chore.
But that won’t stop him from tapping his feet,
When he hears the rhythms on the city street,
As his body is fading away.
As his body is fading away.

Chorus

I remember Crocodile Rock,
When Suzy and I were dancing ‘round the clock.
My friends they say it was a classic time,
Ever since then rock ‘n roll is in decline.
But I like some of those hip hop beats,
I can feel the pulse racing to my feet.
As my body is fading away.
As my body is fading away.

Chorus