live with your fear

live with your fear

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across the rio grande
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ballad of the lonesome farmer
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forevermore
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i hide it well
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judgement day
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live with your fear
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pick up the phone
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the tall ships
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twelve bars blue
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waste of time
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Across The Rio Grande

My baby she’s from Mexico
With me it’s hard to tell
We’re riding down this highway into hell
We’ve left behind a thousand miles
Of sea and open land
As we make our way across the Rio Grande

I’ve been every kind of gambler
And every kind of fool
I guess I’ve broken each and every rule
I’ve cheated death a hundred times
Now a hundred times I’m damned
As we make our way across the Rio Grande

You kill a man, well you gotta pay
Then you kill to stay alive
But something deep inside of you just dies
Till in the end your only friend
Is the gun that’s in your hand
As you make your way across the Rio Grande

There’s a bullet for my baby
There’s a bullet there for me
There ain’t nobody running wild and free
I look into my baby’s eyes
I know she understands
As we make our way across the Rio Grande

You kill a man, well you gotta pay
Then you kill to stay alive
But something deep inside of you just dies
Till in the end your only friend
Is the gun that’s in your hand
As you make your way across the Rio Grande

 

The Ballad Of The Lonesome Farmer

My name it don’t mean nothing at all and you don’t need to know
I built my house way up on the ridge before the winter snow
I worked those fields from dawn to dusk, they took the sweat of my brow
I broke my back just staying alive but I made it through somehow
Yeah I broke my back but I made it through somehow

Come spring those flowers they broke in the fields and I took my self to town
I saw her standing all alone the sunlight on her gown
Well I courted her and I made her mine, I swore we’d have a life
When summer came and the grass it grew high I took her for my wife
Yeah the summer it came and I took her for my wife

But everyone knows that love is a lie though it’s truer than many a fact
And everyone knows that true love must die and you should never look back

One day from over the top of the hill a handsome stranger came
My woman she don’t say nothing at all but I watched her just the same
He said that he was passing through and soon be on his way
But I’d seen that kind of man before and I knew that he would stay
Yeah I’d seen his kind and I knew that he would stay

For everyone knows that love is a lie though it’s truer than many a fact
And everyone knows that true love must die and you should never look back

By the broken bones of the old river bed I found her in his arms
I knew that I had lost her then a falling for his charms
Well a cold, cold rage came over me, my world it all went dark
In the blink of an eye I drew my gun and the bullets found their mark
In the blink of an eye the bullets found their mark

For everyone knows that love is a lie though it’s truer than many a fact
And everyone knows that true love must die and you should never look back

Well I stood there staring at what I had done beneath a blood red sky
Then I dug a hole so deep you could see to Hell and you could hear them cry
And I buried them there in that lonely grave with both my guilty hands
And when at last the morning came I went back to work my land
When the morning came I went back to work my land
Yeah the morning came and I went back to work my land

 

Forevermore

I saw you smiling
I had no choice
You called my name
A lonely voice

And when you touched me
Like no one had before
I knew I’d love you
For evermore

I can’t deny
I’ve been around
But in this life
You know I’ve never found

Someone so beautiful
Someone worth living for
And I knew I’d love you
For evermore

And all my dreams
Were like the sun
The light was golden
The colours run
Into one

So long ago
And now you’re gone
And all I have
Is the comfort of this song

And just a memory
One moment on the shore
I thought you’d love me
For evermore

 

I Hide It Well

I’m down at the bar
I’m drinking again
Laughing with all of my friends
Don’t wanna go home
There ain’t no one there
So I’ll stay right here till the end

You’ve broken my heart
Though no one can tell
Oh but I hide it well

I’m walking the streets
As people go by
I give them all a smile
If they turned around
No they won’t see me cry
But baby I’m drowning inside

You’ve broken my heart
Though no one can tell
Oh but I hide it well

I’m down at the church
Where we made our vows
You’re wearing your pretty white gown
Turn back the clock
Oh turn it back now
I’m tired of playing this foolish clown

You’ve broken my heart
Though no one can tell
Oh but I hide it well

You’ve broken my heart
Though no one can tell
Oh but I hide it well

 

Judgement Day

There are so many wounded in this life
There are so many wrongs that we call right
And though it’s always been this way
There will be a judgement day

When your heart is so weary from the pain
And you’re holding back those tears once again
Remember just as you turn away
There will be a judgement day

For the hungry and the silent
For the poor and for the weak
For the orphan who screams
But cannot speak

When you’re lonely and there’s nothing you can do
When your whole world is breaking in two
When the skies above are turning grey
Just hang on for judgement day

Remember just as you turn away
There will be a judgement day

 

Live With Your Fear

Well you can count all your lucky stars
Put your faith in Jupiter or Mars
You might own a lucky coin to toss
Walk the streets with all your fingers crossed
A crystal ball might make it all clear
If that’s the way that you live with your fear

Now you might hear sweet Jesus in your head
Say your prayers at the bottom of your bed
You might think it’s you He loves the most
You can swear you’ve seen the Holy Ghost
You might hope the end is near
If that’s the way that you live with your fear

Well you can buy a fancy diamond ring
But pretty soon now it won’t mean a thing
And you can hide all of your money and your gold
What the hell you can even sell your soul
You might never shed a tear
If that’s the way that you live with your fear

A crystal ball might make it all clear
You might hope the end is near
You might never shed a tear
If that’s the way that you live with your fear

 

Pick Up The Phone

Darling, please pick up the telephone
I need to hear your voice
It’s lonely on the road tonight
And I need to make a choice

If you think that you still love me
Then please pick up the phone
And let me hear you say it girl
Or I may not go home alone

There’s a woman making eyes at me
And you know I’m just a man
She’s as pretty as she needs to be
And she’s doing all she can

(And) though I just want to be with you
She’s laughing a little more
She’s looking straight into my eyes
The waves are breaking on the shore

And my heart it is broken
From the words that we’ve spoken
Where once it was open to thee
Do you ever get lonely?
When the night falls so slowly
Or am I the only one?

I never thought that we would be
The kind to lose our way
I always thought that we would be
Forever and a day

So darling please pick up the phone
And let me know you care
You know I’d drive a hundred thousand miles
If I knew that you were there

Though my heart it is broken
From the words that we’ve spoken
Where once it was open to thee
Do you ever get lonely?
When the night falls so slowly
Or am I the only one?

Darling, please pick up the telephone
I need to hear your voice
It’s lonely on the road tonight
And I need to make a choice

 

The Tall Ships

I can see the tall ships coming
Across the open sea
No more will I go sailing
No more will I be free

For they put me in this prison
For revenging my own wife
For the man I took to killing
For the taking of his life

But the judge he took no mercy
Black cap upon his head
I can see the tall ships coming
But tomorrow I will be dead

She was my own true lover
And all that I could need
They found her by the harbour
As cold as cold can be

But the judge he took no mercy
To the gallows I will be led
I can see the tall ships coming
But tomorrow I will be dead

A black eyed out of towner
With blood upon his hands
Was seen to be a running
Across the dark bay sands

Well I took my gun and powder
And I took my anger too
I chased him across the shoreline
Till the skies turned midnight blue

We struggled by the water
I put a bullet in his head
I can see the tall ships coming
But tomorrow I will be dead

 

Twelve Bars Blue

I been drinking to myself
I been thinking what the hell
The whisky is pouring like rain
But it don’t seem to help
Cause this bar’s my twelfth
Trying to drown you out again
Counting the bars is like counting the stars
Drinking all night all over you
Baby I’m twelve bars blue

Well the first bar I hit
Well it didn’t quite fit
They dragged me out by my feet
While over at Harry’s
I drank till they carried me
Out to the cold hard street
I made it to Mike’s place and drank to my heartache
What’s a poor boy gonna do
Baby I’m twelve bars blue

At bar number eight
They said get your self straight
Bar number nine was a blur
Ten and eleven
Were just like the seventh
All spit and dust like the first
And now it’s a dozen cause baby your loving
Has got me drinking the whole night through
Baby I’m twelve bars blue

Down on my luck at half past two
Baby I’m twelve bars blue

 

Waste Of Time

You come knocking on my door girl
Like you ain’t ever been gone
And suddenly you want me
And your love is strong

Well I might be dumb
But honey I’m not blind
Cause loving you baby
Was just a waste of time

You sold me down the river
For another man’s love
But for a woman like you
That ain’t ever gonna be enough

And now you come crawling
Saying you’re still mine
But loving you baby
Was just a waste of time

Oh this song don’t mean nothing
No nothing at all
Except the higher you climb
The further you fall

And nothing here changes
You’re still on my mind
But pretty baby
You’re just a waste of time