LIGHT IN THE DARK

DON'T SINK MY SHIP

Well there’s waves out on the ocean
As the storm clouds start to grow
And here I was hoping
For a nice cool breeze to blow

Well there ain’t no land for miles
As the sharks start to circle around
There’s blood in the water and the writings on the wall
It won’t be much longer now You’re right beside me as you sail away

But I swear I’ll change if you’d throw me a lifeline
There won’t be no more running around
I’d do anything even if it takes a lifetime
So don’t sink my ship when you know it’s going down

Well now honey you say we’re over
Cause we just don’t see eye to eye
I’m begging and pleading cause you could save me now
And I’m too young to die I see you on the horizon as you sail away

But I swear I’ll change if you’d throw me a lifeline
There won’t be no more running around
I’d do anything even if it takes a lifetime
So don’t sink my ship when you know it’s going down

Yeah the flare is in the air
As you go out of sight
And I know I don’t have a prayer
To make it through the night

But I swear I’ll change if you’d throw me a lifeline
There won’t be no more running around
I’d do anything even if it takes a lifetime
So don’t sink my ship when you know it’s going down

WINGS OF AN ANGEL

Well I was livin’ real easy down in New Orleans
I was running away from home
I wasn’t really looking for anything
But a little off time alone

I was about to get going when she walked in
And she took my breath away
When our eyes met I knew right then
That there was something I had to say

And I was cold and she was on fire
She was hotter than June and July
And I was slow in the ways of a lover
But the wings of an angel can make you fly

So we went out and we went crazy
We were dancing the night away
She held me close and she called me baby
And I was praying it would stay that way

But one turned to two
And two into three as time was slipping out of my hands
I couldn’t stand the thought of her leaving me
So I asked if we could do it again

And I was cold and she was on fire
She was hotter than June and July
And I was slow in the ways of a lover
But the wings of an angel can make you fly

They say love will find you
And when it finds you, you know
I know that love will bind you
And it won’t let you go

Cause when I was cold man she was on fire
She was hotter than June and July
And I was slow in the ways of a lover
But the wings of an angel can make you fly
Yeah the wings of an angel can make you fly

WHEN THE WELL RUNS DRY

I was seven years old when daddy came in
To tell me and my brother he was leaving
Though we begged him not to go momma said let him be
And a family of four became a family of three

Turns out my dad had an empty heart
He thought he could fill will goodbye
He said that’s what you do when things fall apart
And that’s what you do when the well runs dry

It wasn’t long after then mom was staying out late
And spending her money to medicate
Sometimes with the whiskey, sometimes with the rye
And a broken home was her alibi

All cause my dad had an empty heart
Mom started drinking her wine
She said that’s what you do when things fall apart
And that’s what you do when the well runs dry

As the water it falls, I’m sinking down low
And I cannot help but feel so alone

So damn my dad and his empty heart
He thought he could fill will goodbye
He said that’s what you do when things fall apart
And that’s what you do when the well runs dry
Yeah what do you when the well runs dry

WHEN YOUR SWEETHEART TURNS SOUR

You get in the truck and fire it up
And let all them horses carry you
You head into town to burn it down
And spend all your money just to paint it blue

And ain’t it a shame you played the game
Cause now you kick your woes with a happy hour
And you know the drill and what helps to kill
The pain when your sweetheart turns sour

You take a shot of gin at 10 am
And you might throw in a big ole chew
And head to the lake to get half-baked
Cause you ain’t got no one to tell you what to do

But ain’t it a shame you played the game
Cause now you kick your woes with a happy hour
And you know the drill and what helps to kill
The pain when your sweetheart turns sour

But now you can do what you want to
And go three or four days without a shower
With no one to tell you to go to hell
It’s sweet when your sweetheart turns sour
So ain’t you glad you made her mad
Cause it’s sweet when your sweetheart turns sour

BREAKS DOWN ON ME

She left me this morning
And she didn’t have much to say
She left without warning
How the hell could she leave me that way

And my heart is now beating in anger
But every beats losing speed
And now I don’t know how long I can go
If it breaks down on me

Well I’m finishing one cup of coffee
And I’m about to be working on two
But the more I ponder her leaving
The more that I’m glad that we’re through

And my hearts now beating in anger
But every beats losing speed
And now I don’t know how long I can go
If it breaks down on me

So I’m taking all that she gave me
And I’m burning it out in the yard
My friends tell me I’m gonna make it
But we’ll see just how far

Cause my hearts still beating in anger
But every beats losing speed
And I still don’t know how long I can go
If it breaks down

Yeah my hearts still beating in anger
But now I’m down on my knees
Beginning to feel that the danger is real
As it breaks down on me

DOWN HERE

There’s a tiki torch by the water
There’s a pretty girl by the bar
And there’s a wandering soul at the watering hole
Picking on his guitar

Everybody knows everybody
And everybody calls you a friend
And you might find you’ll ease your mind
As soon as you walk in

Cause down here, you can get away
Stay all day and night
And down here, you can take it all
With a grain of salt and a wedge of lime

The warm wind blows through the windows
With a hint of paradise
And with the sights and sounds from all around
Man it’s oh so nice

And it’s a shot of sweet addiction
That keeps calling out your name
And your time apart will break your heart
And only fan the flame

Cause down here, you can get away
Drink all day and night
And down here, you can take it all
With a grain of salt and a wedge of lime

So come on and get ready let the good times roll
And we’ll go out in style
Pack it up pack it in and then let it begin
And we’ll all stay awhile

Cause down here, you can get away
Drink all day and night
And down here, you can take it all
With a grain of salt and a wedge of lime

Yeah down here, you can get away
Stay as long as you’d like
And down here, you can take it all
With a grain of salt and a wedge of lime

DANCING IN THE RAIN

Well you know it all started by a sycamore tree
We were young and we were ready to go
I wanted you and you wanted me
And that’s all we needed to know

Things got hot as the sun went down
And the thunder was beginning to roll
The wind picked up and the rain came down
But we didn’t let it ruin the show

Cause we went dancing
Dancing out in the rain
And it was sweet romancing
Dancing out in the rain

Well I guess it kept up for an hour or two
And we were running short on time
You looked at me and I looked at you
And I remember you were looking fine

When we pulled up ain’t nobody knew
Why we were singing that lovers song
But the birds the bees and the sycamore trees
Knew what was going on

When we went dancing
Dancing out in the rain
And it was sweet romancing
Dancing out in the rain

To this day I smile
Every time the rain comes down
And oh how it drives me wild
When I get lost thinking about

When we went dancing
Dancing out in the rain
And it was sweet romancing
Dancing out in the rain

Yeah we went dancing
Dancing out in the rain
And it was sweet romancing
Dancing out in the rain

LET IT BURN

She underlines her bible every morning
She prays each night before she goes to bed
But she won’t admit that she knows Jesus
When the devil comes around and turns her head

And he’s a two-sport star with no plans for college
The life of the party that nobody knows
Yeah he’s a wolf and she’s a shepherd’s daughter
But she’ll run out and let him in when nobody’s home

And it only takes a whisper
For a lonely little spark to turn
And though there’s darkness when the fire goes out
They can’t help but let it burn

There’s lightning in the sky and roars of thunder
The air is hot as they hold each other tight
They light each other up until that light goes out
And then it slowly fades away and out of sight

And it only takes a whisper
For a lonely little spark to turn
And though there’s darkness when the fire goes out
They can’t help but let it burn

There’s a fine line of desire
And it’s a high tight rope to walk
No matter where the wind will blow
On either side they fall

And it only takes a whisper
For a lonely little spark to turn
And though there’s darkness when the fire goes out
They can’t help but let it burn
No they can’t help but let it burn

TAKE A RIDE WITH ME

What a night what a beautiful night
It’s a beautiful night for a drive
So let’s go up the street and down the road
To a place I know you know

And I can’t tell you where we’re going but
Where we’re going I can tell you I’ll be all you need
And I need you like a penny needs a wishing well
So come on pretty mama take a ride with me

Yeah you know we’ll go as fast as we can go
And if you’re scared we can take it slow
Close your eyes and don’t ask me why
Cause I know you love a surprise

And I can’t tell you where we’re going but
Where we’re going I can tell you I’ll be all you need
And I need you like a penny needs a wishing well
So come on pretty mama take a ride with me
Yeah come on pretty mama take a ride with me

Here we are underneath the stars Where we first kissed that march
I need you more than words can say
So now please will you marry me

And I can’t tell you where we’re going but
Where we’re going I can tell you I’ll be all you need
And I need you like a penny needs a wishing well
So come on pretty mama take a ride with me
Yeah come on pretty mama take a ride with me
Yeah come on pretty mama take a ride with me

SHE WALKED AWAY

She walked away from him
A few years ago
He thinks about her every now and then
And how she let him go

Yeah she walked away never to look back
Except for maybe one glance or two
From the only man they say to tame a heart like that
Until her heart caught wind and how those winds blew

An only child in a border town
Is what she knew as home
Her daddy beat her momma ‘til she shot him down
Then what she knew was gone

And she walked away never to look back
Except for maybe one glance or two
She kept folks at bay but if one were to ask
How she was she’d just simply laugh at you

She started life out broken and learned that life was mean
And life never taught her much else
She’d all but lost the notion of what it means to dream
And thought a heart like hers would spend life by itself

You’re a victim of happenstance
When things go all wrong
But when you’re never given half a chance
It’s hard to get along

So she walked away never to look back
Not for even one glance or two
She grew up a stray and went out as that
Just another case as to what life can do

Yeah she walked away never to look back
Not for even one glance or two
There ain’t much to say now if one were to ask
There sure ain’t much now that you could do

THE SUN SETTING LOW

I look out of my window at the sun setting low
Setting on a day in which we laid our momma low
I remember all the times we had and now I miss her so
As I look out of my window at the sun setting low

I look out of my window at the sun setting low
And set out for to write the words to let my momma know
What I had I wished I’d said before she would have to go
As I look at of my window at the sun setting low

And as the blues they fade into red
There’s an emptiness I can see coming up ahead
And there’s a hole in my heart I need to fill
And heaven only knows if God only will

I look out of my window at the sun setting low
And start to cry when I think of how I miss my momma so
And I realize this day now will be etched down in my soul
As I look out of my window at the sun setting low

I look out of my window at the sun setting low
As it slips behind the tree line that’s still covered up with snow
I’m reminded with each ending a beginning’s to behold
And I creep across a smile as the suns setting low

And as the blues they fade into red
I can see my momma smile clearly in my head
When I’ll see her again God only knows
But that’s the way it goes and that’s fine I suppose
For God is as sure as the sun setting low

RAIN ON MY PARADE

This is the last time I’ll go walking through that door
Cause every time I walked that way every time before
You’d leave me hanging out to dry and strung out on the floor
And I’m finally resolved not to take it anymore

Yeah cause you know what you’re up to
Casting shadows on the dreams I’ve made
And I’ll be damned if one more time I let you
Rain on my parade

There was a time when I would not have ever thought
That all the time we ever shared would ever be for naught
But when the wages of your sin oh they leave me overwrought
You’ll be reaping what you sow and what you’ve heaved upon your lot

Yeah cause you know what you’re up to
Casting shadows on the dreams I’ve made
And I’ll be damned if one more time I let you
Rain on my parade

Well I’ve finally seen the light
And I’m sorry that it took so long to let you know outright
That I don’t see any other way
So listen when I say

That I know what you’re up to
Casting shadows on the dreams I’ve made
And I’ll be damned if one more time I let you
Rain on my parade

CARRY ME THROUGH

There's a mountain
Here before me
And I'm going to climb it
But not my own
Cause He's gonna lead me
Where the mountain beats me
Carry me through
Carry me through

There's a river
Here before me
And I'm gonna cross it
But not my own
He's gonna save me
Before the river takes me
And carry me through
And carry me through

Oh Lord be gentle
I'm just a man
Please don't crush me
Help me in
Lord remember
That life is hard
To walk and talk
For the kingdom Lord

There's a city
Here before me
And I'm gonna love them
But not on my own
Cause He’s gonna save me
When I get weary
And carry me through
Carry me through

Lord be gentle
I'm just a man
Please don't crush me
But help me in
And lord remember
Life is hard
To walk and talk
For the kingdom Lord
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Carry me through
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Lord Sweet Lord
Carry me through

OUT OF THE COLD

She lays by her bedside her head in her hands
Surrounded by pillows that are stained full of tears
She’s ragged and lonely about out of strength
She’s been up all night and the pain just won’t go away

Well he gave her flowers when they were in school
He said all the right things and he played it cool
But the lies that he told her keep coming around
To drown out tomorrow and to burn her world to the ground

And she doesn’t know it but I know her pain
And when this ole world knocks her down to the ground
It kills me the same
Cause I’m dreaming of her to have and to hold
To wrap her up tightly and to keep her out of the cold

Well people are talking and they’ll say what they say
But it’s harder to stomach with a babe on the way
They’re armed and they’re ready to stone her to death
As she draws her head back and prepares to take her last breath

And she doesn’t know it but I know she’s scared
And when this ole world knocks her down to the ground
I’ll be right there
Cause I’m dreaming of her to have and to hold
To wrap her up tightly and to keep her out of the cold

Yeah I don’t care where
Where she has been
What she has done
Or got herself in

Cause I’m dreaming of her to have and to hold
To wrap her up tightly and to keep her out of the cold
Yeah I’m gonna love her and keep her out of the cold