CASTLE

I’m a ride home to my castle 

It’s what you make it 

This much I know 

I’m a ride home to my castle 

Ride or die 

My queen by my side 

I find my body down in the yard 

Mostly junk and some old cars 

There’s a house there it’s way too small 

But we live like we got it all 

I’m a ride home to my castle 

It’s what you make it 

This much I know 

I’m a ride home to my castle 

Ride or die 

My queen by my side 

Going upstream again 

Bears thriving on our friends 

At the edge we’re head to head 

We shout no not today 

I’m a ride home to my castle 

It’s what you make it 

This much I know 

I’m a ride home to my castle 

Ride or die 

My queen by my side 

When I wake I’m still living that dream 

I’m still breaking strings 

I’m still flying on those wings 

I’m a ride home to my castle 

It’s what you make it 

This much I know 

I’m a ride home to my castle 

Ride or die 

My queen by my side

COWBOY BALLERINAS 

My girlfriends trying to get me on a diet well 

I love her so I’m just going to try it 

Food ain’t what it used to be, and I guess its just time 

My girlfriends trying to teach me how to dance like, 

Some fancy old cowboy ballerinas that I’ve, seen dancing round the bars 

Is the secret in the cow, or the boy, or the Coors? They dancing like stars 

Yea they dancing like stars 

Saw a bumper sticker read “Prius is Japanese for gay” 

Why do we have to go on dealing with so much hate? 

I don’t you no how 

Saw a bumper sticker with a wolf in the crosshairs 

Said go on, smoke a pack a day 

C’mon man, it makes me heavy hearted 

Everyone dealing with so much hate 

All these cowboys out dancing like ballerinas 

They got the angriest bumper stickers I ever seen I 

Feel life is simple OK 

But I’m left heavy hearted 

And this world keeps on grumbling away 

Aren’t we all heavy hearted 

Mama tried to stop me following her shoes, playing the blues like, woah, woah 

Son you’ll have nothing no how 

Except for the blues, hey hey that 1 5 1 5 

Time for the blues, time for the blues 

My girlfriends trying to teach me how to dance, well I 

Got two legs, but I’m better with my ears and my hands 

Just want to sit down and watch the band 

It’s keeping us together yea, that 1 5 1 5 

Bringing us together that 1 5 1 5 

All these cowboys out dancing like ballerinas 

They got the angriest bumper stickers I ever seen I 

Feel life is simple OK 

But I’m left heavy hearted 

And this world keeps on grumbling away 

Aren’t we all heavy hearted

FOR THE FIRST TIME 

For the first time you felt like home 

For the first time I let go of the old 

For the first time for the first time 

For the first time I let ‘em go, there is no more old 

For the first time I needed no map 

To right away get that bra strap 

For the first time for the first time 

For the time I got it off off, all on my own 

For the first time your curves are home 

For the first time your trails my own 

For the first time for the first time 

For the first time you felt like home, you felt like home , you felt like home 

Its been way too long 

We’re finally on our own oh 

Its been way too long 

Why were we waiting 

For the first time your key is my key 

For the first time your street my street 

For the first time for the first time 

For the first time I don’t have to go home, home im already home 

For the first time we are us a while 

For the first time we’ve got our style 

For the first time for the first time 

Fort the first time  we’ve got it all, we’ve got it all 

Its been way too long 

We’re finally on our own oh 

Its been way too long 

Why were we waiting

GET HER ON THAT MOUNTAIN 

Gonna get her on that mountain, mountain 

Catching fish in Gods fountain 

Gonna get her on that mountain, mountain 

Catch some fish, wash the blues 

All that water it was blue and sparkling 

Both her eyes they were blue and flaunting 

I looked in them, and saw my own longing yea 

and I knew this love was true 

Hear that mule train Im coming, coming 

Gonna find me in her arms so loving 

With that mule train Im coming, coming 

Try the love and see its true 

Climb to get her in my life 

Think its very worth my time 

She says “you’re kinda small, but I like it all” 

I choose to enjoy this life 

I choose to have her in my life 

Ain’t nobody wasting my time 

Throw a dime inside that fountain 

But I aint asking for more time, oh lord 

Just wondering if its bound to work out 

Can she will fix up all my rhymes 

With that mule train Im comin, coming 

Taking swigs with the real mountain men 

If anyone says I ain’t done it right 

I’ll look down on them and smile 

Climb to get her in my life 

Think its very worth my time 

She says “you’re kinda small, but I like it all” 

I choose to enjoy this life 

I choose to have her in my life 

Ain’t nobody wasting my time 

Oh I’ll enjoy this life 

Ain’t nobody wasting time 

Oh I’ll enjoy this life 

Now get off this mountain and I’ll try 

If you love her you gonna climb that mountain 

If you love her you gonna climb so high 

Ain’t nothing in this world could stop you 

Except maybe time gone by 

Except maybe time gone by 

Except maybe time gone by

GOODBYE HOME 

Cant get work, it’s a big town world 

Cant get work, and that’s the start of my troubles 

Can’t get work summers gone too soon 

Can’t get work are the fields of dreams picked clean 

Are the fields of dreams picked clean 

Where you going with the farm a mess? 

Where you going with that empty chest?   

It’s almost night, the devil’s gonna bite   

Goodbye home, goodbye home 

Cant get work, it’s a big town world 

Cant get work, and that’s the start of my troubles 

Can’t get work summers gone too soon 

Can’t get work are the fields of dreams picked clean 

Are the fields of dreams picked clean 

We need you in the garden son 

We need you family shouldn’t run 

You’ll find her here in time 

You’ll find her here in time 

You know I tried mom, I tried mom 

I said goodbye, goodbye home, goodbye home

IMAGINATION 

Everyday I’m happy (in my imagination) 

Everyday I’m fine (in my imagination) 

The state of the nation is not mine (in my imagination) 

Now in my pocket there is gold (in my imagination) 

In your pocket, gold I’m told (in my imagination) 

When we wake up, we haven’t even grown old (in my imagination) 

Just a fish inside my fishbowl head 

Just an anxious little sheep by the bed 

Can’t undo the times that we had 

Imagination I need help bad 

My heart unwinds, like a kite in the sun 

My heart unwinds, like we just begun, my love, my love, my love 

Todays of the future ain’t sad (in my imagination) 

Todays of the future ain’t lonely (in my imagination) 

Years around the corner I see you, and you see me, and I’m glad – so glad (in my imagination) 

2030 isn’t bad (in my imagination) 

2040 best I had (in my imagination) 

The length of time outweighs the depths of its deepest blacks (in my imagination) 

Ain’t got no rut in which I’m stuck 

Just in the deepest of love 

Heard about tomorrow, but today I’m thinking about what I got (in my imagination) 

Just a fish inside my fishbowl head 

Just an anxious little sheep by the bed 

Can’t undo the times that we had 

Imagination I need help bad 

My heart unwinds, like a kite in the sun 

My heart unwinds, like we just begun, my love, my love, my love 

Everyday I’m happy (in my imagination) 

Everyday I’m fine (in my imagination) 

When we wake up, we haven’t even grown old (in my imagination)

LIVE FOREVER 

Im a live forever once I start doing what they tell me 

Im a live forever once I stop doing whats bad for me 

How I’m supposed to be, How I’m supposed to be, happy 

Don’t I want to be, don’t I want to be, healthy?  

Im a quit coffee and im a quit cigarettes, im a quit everything but alcohol last 

Im a quit sugar and im a quit salt im a quit everything then eat broccoli to a fault  

How I’m supposed to be, how I’m supposed to be, happy 

Don’t I want to be, don’t I want to be, healthy?  

Im a stop breaking my heart, again and again and again, and just write love songs to the bitter end 

Im a start exercising, nah maybe just sky diving, get my blood flowing, put my heart back to work    

How I’m supposed to be, how I’m supposed to be, happy 

Don’t I want to be, don’t I want to be, healthy?  

I checked my blood pressure, and that didn’t make it better, 

I thought I’d sit down and write my last song 

Well I could live forever hell, I could be that man, building bridges when his friends can’t stand 

Or I could live my days, as the king of spades, win that hand and then get shuffled away 

Im a live forever once I start doing what they tell me 

Im a live forever once I stop doing whats bad for me 

How I’m supposed to be, How I’m supposed to be, happy 

Don’t I want to be, don’t I want to be, healthy? 

Rain Coming

Everyones talking bout gold gold gold 

Everyones talking bout diamonds, I know 

It aint the same, it aint the rain rain rain coming 

They could dig they could dig all day 

A few full pockets just walked away 

It aint the same, it ain’t the rain rain rain coming 

Sitting on the land, ya well, deep in a drought 

Sitting on the land, finding what its about 

Its about working, its about waiting, staying up late playing 

Its about waiting to find the deepest all senses love 

When I get ahold of that deep love 

I’m gonna hold on to it 

When I get ahold of that deep love 

Look it in the eye and say 

My baby my baby its worth it 

My baby its you and I 

Everyones talking bout gold gold gold 

Everyones talking bout diamonds, I know 

It aint the same, it aint the rain rain rain coming 

They could dig they could dig all day 

A few full pockets just walked away 

It aint the same, it ain’t the rain rain rain coming 

There was mountains there was tops 

There was you and me on top 

Mountain top removal, and the whole thing caved in yea 

There was trees and there was tops 

There was kids in those tree tops 

School came, and the whole thing just kinda caved in yea 

Everyone was waiting around for change 

And now our leader is a troll 

If we stand together we just might take back control 

If we stand together we just might take back control 

No more waiting around, no more waiting around, no more waiting around for change 

Everyones talking bout gold gold gold 

Everyones talking bout diamonds, I know 

It aint the same, it aint the rain rain rain coming 

They could dig they could dig all day 

A few full pockets just walked away 

It aint the same, it ain’t the rain rain rain coming

Roadrunner

Road road road road runner I watched you run away 

Road road road road runner you ran my tears away 

Hum hum hum hum humming birds they love to play 

Hum hum hum hum humming in my head all day 

Scrub scrub scrub jay you’re getting way too smart 

Scrub scrub scrub jay and your little raven heart 

Con con condors almost didn’t stay 

Con con condors glide effortlessly 

She’s my con condor she taught me how to pray 

She’s my con condor and I’m grateful for each day 

She’s my hum hum humming music that I play 

She’s my hum hum humming in my head all day 

She’s my scrub scrub jay thinking is her art 

She’s my scrub scrub jay bursting out that heart 

She’s my road road runner and I’ll catch up one day 

She’s my road road runner she ran my tears away 

She’s my road road runner she ran my tears away

SEEDS

That birds melody no words just sounds  

Your voice a melody, some days its just sounds 

Our story might be one with larger ups than downs 

Our story might be more lullaby than talk of the town 

Slow, and our seed will start to shake that ground 

Made a little earthquake— when we sent our roots down 

Little body take shape – and take stock of the town 

We made you so say your imprint’s gonna be so great 

We made you so say that ground is better off that way 

Slow, and our seed will start to shake that ground 

Why don’t you try, don’t you try, don’t you try, growing 

Why don’t you try, don’t you try, don’t you try, growing 

Slow, and our seed will start to shake that ground 

Make no mistake – you can tear the shit down 

Make no mistake – you’re an agent of change 

Your story might be one that’s heard all over town 

Your story might be old like water underground  

Slow, and our seed will start to shake that ground 

Why don’t you try, don’t you try, don’t you try, growing 

Why don’t you try, don’t you try, don’t you try, growing 

Slow, and our seed will start to shake that ground 

That birds melody no words just sounds  

Your voice a melody, some days its just sounds 

Some days just sounds

SOMEBODY KNOWS

I went fishing for ambition, reeled up a big ole’ dream 

To be the best story teller, that this country has ever seen 

But a dream is worth nothing, ambition a luxury 

When you’re tired broke and broken, it’s the last thing you’ll ever see 

So you keep keep moving, feel good about being small 

You keep keep moving, pretend you never dream at all 

But hey somebody knows somebody knows 

That song that you wrote one night 

Somebody knows knows somebody 

And now they’re gonna treat you right 

I bet they’re gonna treat you right, alright alright alright oh hey 

Reeled in this hard feeling, I should be someone by now yea 

I answer, answer myself, well what is someone anyhow? 

Well I’d love to be famous, ya sure in a small town 

Send my roots on down, die in this crazy small town 

But hey somebody knows somebody knows 

That song that you wrote one night 

Somebody knows knows somebody 

And now they’re gonna treat you right 

I bet they’re gonna treat you right, alright alright alright oh hey 

And you’ll miss it somehow, miss that crazy small town 

As you fight to be American, a little fish trying to make a dent 

But don’t be proud to be American, be proud of something long before now 

Don’t be proud to be American, until you claim the future anyhow 

But hey somebody knows somebody knows 

That song that you wrote one night 

Somebody knows knows somebody 

And now they’re gonna treat you right 

I bet they’re gonna treat you right, alright alright alright oh hey

That Kind of Love

What kind of love do I want as that sun drops 

That kind of love that you want as that sun drops 

That kind of love that just takes and takes and takes and takes 

That kind of love where you can make no motherfucking mistakes 

That kind of love, that kind of love, babe 

That kind of love, that kind of love, babe 

That kind of love you don’t ever question 

That kind of love that needs no honorable mentions 

That kind of love, that kind of love, babe 

That kind of love, that kind of love, babe 

That kind of love that you heard about one time from your friend and you swore she lied 

That kind of love that you don’t ever actually find unless you’re the luckiest man alive 

Well I want to be that kind of guy babe 

That kind of love, that kind of love, babe 

That kind of love, that kind of love, babe 

That kind of love that makes the biggest reddest sun drop 

That kind of love that makes your beating heart stop, and its ok 

That kind of love, that kind of love, babe 

That kind of love, that kind of love, babe

UNBECOMING

Pulled me from the bottom but I jumped right back in 

Ain’t learned a thing since passing kindergarten 

I saw the waves but my baby’s looking fine 

So I jumped right in there, jumped out of my mind 

That kid I am gotta learn a thing or two 

It’s the first time that I want to die of old age 

Deep love it’s a 100-year flood wave 

Life’s still a cage but it’s now a bigger cage and 

I got this love, is it time for me to pray 

She says hey, don’t you drown too young, its unbecoming 

Don’t you drown at all 

Im gonna love you a whole long life 

So I promised her I would never die 

And every man would do the same thing if cornered 

Say anything and just pray for no more corners 

And then that day when she gets me in that corner 

I’ll say hey, my love, I’ll try, not to die young 

Not to die at all 

I’m gonna love you a whole long life 

I think it calls for a tourniquet baby 

My heart running wild I been lassoing like crazy 

Are you my love or a rattlesnake lady 

I ain’t had any kind of luck lately 

Hey, my love, don’t die, young 

Hey, my love, don’t die, young 

I been on this road too many days 

And every night I just keep going crazy 

Drag myself around, up and down, 

But I always come back to the same old town 

Where she says hey, don’t die 

Hey my love don’t die, its unbecoming 

Don’t you die at all 

I’m gonna love you a whole long life 

Hey my love don’t die young 

Hey my love don’t die young