shoulders of time

Late in the day / when I’m too tired to climb / I’m going to get up / on the shoulders of time / and let it carry me forward / from the desert to the sea / where death is just a toy sword / and pain a distant memory / going back to a happier place / full of simple song and rhyme / tonight I’m taking a chance again / upon the long / broad shoulders of time.

where you belong

I guess I got tired / of the national routine / so I packed my bags and headed out / to somewhere in between / where all the decisions / are free to make themselves / and the prisoners of position / pace around their newborn cells / but ooohh / it’s the same thing here / you head straight for the rain / and remember a song / while you wait for a train that will take you / to where you belong / they’re serving the minors / but the minors still want more / to fill the space that used to be the place / they came here for / it’s a fast route to tomorrow / when you’re passed out through today / but the head of dreams you’re dreaming / is the only place that you’ll stay / but ooohh / it’s the same thing here / you head straight for the rain / and remember a song / while you wait for a train that will take you / to where you belong / where you belong.

renegade parrots

There are some renegade parrots in my neighborhood / and it makes me feel good / because they managed to get away / and make their own place in a city of crooks / there must be a million nooks in which a parrot can hide / but there’s not so many for a man / that’s why I admire this renegade band / and smile every time I hear them scream / they’re up there living out my dream.

high as the sun

Richard reached out the bottle to me / the liquor went down like a furious bee / it burned up my throat and swarmed in my chest / but I kept it afloat / it was only a test / high as the sun / high as the sun / and when I stood up / it all started to run / over the moon / over the moon / don’t wake me up / it’s all over too soon / flying away like it’s never been done / high as the sun / Richard reached in and showed me his heart / he talked about life / it was only the start / he talked of the night and the girls we’d kiss / if old Richard was right / it was nothing to miss / high as the sun / high as the sun / and when I stood up / it all started to run / over the moon / over the moon / don’t wake me up / it’s all over too soon / flying away like it’s never been done / high as the sun / and when I looked down / after twenty-five years / old Richard was gone / all he left was the beers / and a middle-aged man / with the face of a bum / high as the sun / high as the sun / high as the sun / high as the sun.

deep mountain blues

Usually / you would call a mountain steep / but this one grew inside out / so I’m calling it deep / it started out with a dream that wouldn’t die / and a blueprint that would one day challenge the sky / but the years rolled by until there was nothing left to lose / and so I sat down to cry a new song for you / and I’m calling it the deep mountain blues.

way to get along

Please Mr. President / words were made to fly / put on your tie / kiss your wife goodbye / and pick up the phone / they’re waiting there at home / sure it was an accident / but can’t you say that what we did was wrong / fly around the world / just to try and find a way to get along / think about your mom / sitting in her chair / silver in her hair / suddenly she picks up the phone / and lets out a moan / what if it was you and all she knew / was that her little boy was gone / fly around the world / just to try and find a way to get along / watching the pebbles go down into the river / watching the river go down into the deep / all night riding along / with just a shiver / you can only come before the crown / with the company you keep / you can only come before the crown / with the company you keep / he was just a man / shot down in his prime / didn’t have the time / to climb another hill in the road / his tale has been told / lightning ripped the fabric of their lives / just like the striking of a gong / fly around the world / just to try and find a way to get along / lightning ripped the fabric of their lives / just like the striking of a gong / fly around the world / just to try and find a way to get along.