Old Man's Garage - "Studio G1"Acoustic Sessions

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Recorded July-August 2018

All Songs written by Erik J. Matthews
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released August 15, 2018

Erik J. Matthews - guitar/vocals/harmonica
Brittany Metz - vocals

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Erik J. Matthews British Columbia

With new found clarity, reflection, a sense of inspiration and passion, Erik J. Matthews has taken back his place in the spotlight of his life.

​His songs blend a complimentary mixture of rock, blues, folk and country influences into a familiar sound with the intention of bringing out the best in both his and his audience's emotions to relate a sense of community and understanding.
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Track Name: Another Hundred Years
HOW MANY TIMES HAVE WE LOOKED TO THE SKY FOLLOWING AN ENDLESS WIRE
THE FEVER IS STRONG WHEN IT RUNS IN YOUR BLOOD AND THE VAIN GET HIGHER AND HIGHER

HOW MANY TIMES HAVE WE LOOKED TO THE SKY AND ASKED THE STARS ABOUT LIFE
YOU LOOK IN THE MIRROR FOR THE LINES TO APPEAR IN THE FACE BEHIND YOUR EYES

OH NO, HMM HMM OOH OOH OOH

AND THEN YOU GAINED WEIGHT AND SO YOU STARVED YOURSELF
AND NOW YOU SAY IT HURTS TO RUN
YOUR SOCIAL SCENE'S A COMPUTER SCREEN
FULL OF PILLS TO KEEP YOU NUMB
YOU WORK A JOB DEEPER IN DEBT
YOU SAY YOUR LIFE'S BIGGEST REGRET
IS THAT YOU DON'T GET ANOTHER HUNDRED YEARS
NO YOU DON'T GET ANOTHER HUNDRED YEARS

HOW MANY TIMES HAVE WE LOOKED TO THE SKY ONLY TO BE PARALYZED
YOU'RE TAKING SHOTS AT YOURSELF BEFORE ANYONE ELSE SEES THE FEAR YOU'RE TRYING TO DISGUISE

HOW MANY TIMES HAVE WE LOOKED TO THE SKY AND FIND OURSELVES FALLING IN LOVE
YOU'RE CLENCHING YOUR TEETH AND REMEMBER TO BREATHE BUT YOU CAN'T PUSH THE AIR FROM YOUR LUNGS

OH NO, HMM HMM, OOH OOH OOH

I WANNA PLAY GUITAR AND SERENADE TO YOU
OVERCOME APPRENSITY
TEACH YOU TO SING A SONG OR TWO
AND PUSH YOUR VOICE AND SING IT FREE
YOU'RE FEELING LOST, LOST BETWEEN
THE MIDDLE OF RECURRING DREAMS
AND YOU DON'T GET ANOTHER HUNDRED YEARS
NO YOU DON'T GET ANOTHER HUNDRED YEARS

RUNNING OUT OF OPTIONS
HOLDING ON TO KEEP US YOUNG
DESPERATE NIGHTS BETWEEN THE SHEETS
YOU FEEL THERE'S NO WHERE TO RUN

THE HOURS PASS DAY BY DAY
WHAT THE HELL? IT'S GOTTA CHANGE
BECAUSE YOU DON'T GET ANOTHER HUNDRED YEARS
NO YOU DON'T GET ANOTHER HUNDRED YEARS
NO YOU DON'T GET ANOTHER HUNDRED YEARS
Track Name: Better Things - (feat. Brittany Metz)
BORING STORIES FILL THE DAY
WHY SHOULD I LISTEN WITH NOTHING TO SAY
I'VE GOT BETTER THINGS TO DO

I KNOW I SHOULD TURN AWAY
BUT I FORGOT JUST WHAT I WANTED TO SAY
I'VE GOT BETTER THINGS TO DO

AND YOU KNEW JUST WHAT I WAS GOING FOR
I'VE GOT PLACES TO BE BUT NOWHERE TO GO
WITH BETTER THINGS FILLING UP MY MIND
WHY SHOULD I WASTE MY TIME
I WOULDN'T HAVE IT ANY OTHER WAY

LAZY DAYS, SAFE AND SOUND
MY BODY FEELS LIKE IT'S ONE WITH THE GROUND
I'VE GOT BETTER THINGS TO DO

WHERE WILL I BE IN YEARS TO COME
WILL I REMEMBER WHAT WAS SAID AND DONE
I'VE GOT BETTER THINGS TO DO

AND YOU KNEW JUST WHAT I WAS GOING FOR
I'VE GOT PLACES TO BE BUT NOWHERE TO GO
WITH BETTER THINGS FILLING UP MY MIND
WHY WOULD I WASTE MY TIME
I WOULDN'T HAVE IT ANY OTHER WAY

WITH BETTER THINGS FILLING UP MY MIND
WHY WOULD I WASTE MY TIME

I WOULDN'T HAVE IT ANY OTHER
NO, NO OTHER
I WOULDN'T HAVE IT ANY OTHER WAY
Track Name: Sheila Baby
I CAN SEE YOUR SMILING FACE IN A CROWD
LIKE A HEARTBEAT EVERY TIME YOU'RE AROUND
THE DRESS YOU WEAR SO TIGHT IS THE ONLY THING ON MY MIND
IT'S 9:14, SO DANCE WITH ME, SHEILA BABY

I CAN FEEL MY BODY IN YOUR BEDROOM EYES
BUT THE GIRL NEXT DOOR CREATES MY RESTLESS NIGHTS
MAYBE YOU TRY TO RESIST BUT IT'S PAINTED ON THE FINGERTIPS
IT'S 9:14, SO DANCE WITH ME, SHEILA BABY

SHE CAN HOLD HER OWN ON A BLACKTOP
YOU CAN FEEL THE HEAT, IT WON'T STOP STRINGING THE BOYS ALONG UNTIL THE END OF THE NIGHT

SHE CAN HOLD HER OWN ON A BLACKTOP
YOU CAN FEEL THE HEAT, IT WON'T STOP STRINGING THE BOYS ALONG UNTIL THE END OF THE NIGHT

AND THEN WHEN IT'S TIME TO GO
SHE SHUFFLES ON THE BOARDWALK SLOW
TAPPING HER FEET TO THE DRUM BEAT COUNTING TO FOUR

AND I CAN SEE YOUR SMILING FACE IN A CROWD
LIKE A HEARTBEAT EVERY TIME YOU'RE AROUND
HOW DO I MAKE MY STAND? I'M REACHING OUT MY HAND
IT'S 9:14, SO DANCE WITH ME, SHEILA BABY

IT'S 9:14, SO DANCE WITH ME, SHEILA BABY
YEAH IT'S 9:14, SO DANCE WITH ME, SHEILA BABY
Track Name: Southern Town Romance
YOU AND I CAN SAIL AWAY
RUN AWAY ON A LITTLE SOUTHERN TOWN ROMANCE
ROLL BY STEAM TRAIN, FALL SLEEPY
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROLLING BLUEGRASS

MAYBE SAIL ON BY A MOONBOW
FIND OURSELVES IN THE MUSIC CITY AND SEE SOME COUNTRY STARS
ROW IN THE TAVERNS
FILL OUR DREAMS WITH SONGS WE DANCED ALONG THOSE WOODEN FLOORS

WHEN MY BABY'S LOVE FINDS HER DIXIE MELODY
THAT'S WHEN MY BABY'S LOVE SHINES AND SINGS FOR ME

AND WHEN MY BABY'S LOVE FINDS HER DIXIE MELODY
THAT'S WHEN MY BABY'S LOVE SHINES AND SINGS FOR ME

YOU AND I CAN SAIL AWAY
RUN AWAY ON A LITTLE SOUTHERN TOWN ROMANCE
ROLL BY STEAM TRAIN, FALL SLEEPY
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROLLING BLUEGRASS

MAYBE SETTLE IT DOWN
SOMEWHERE OFF OF '65 NEAR FRANKLIN AND TRY TO CASH IT IN
AND HOLD YOU CLOSE
AS WE WALK ALONG THE RIVER BANKS LEAVING FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND
Track Name: Roses - (with Brittany Metz)
WHEN I LEAVE MY LITTLE HOME
ALL THE CLOTHES AND DEBTS I'VE BARELY OWNED
WITH NO RESPONSIBILITES
A LIFETIME CARVED WITH LITTLE RESIGN

ALL OF MY FRIENDS OF PAST AWAY
I DON'T RECALL A TIME OR A LETTERED STAY
WHEN I'M STANDING ON MY SHOULDERS
A HAIR LINE FRACTURE ALONG A FAULT LINE

MY EYES USED TO TURN IT ALL TO GOLD
WHEN DID THE FEELING TAKE ITS TOLL
I WAS LEFT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD WITH THE ROSES FOR ME AT MY DOOR

I TOOK A TRIP ACROSS THIS LAND
TO REDISCOVER THE KIND OF MAN I AM
WHEN I LEFT THE SALTY WATERS
FOUND MYSELF IN NASHVILLE TENNESSEE

THE COFFEE WISDOM FILLED MY HEAD
THE BLUEBIRD SINGING EVERY WORD I DREAD
WHEN I'M STANDING ON A SIDELINE
A SIMPLE VOICE IS SINGING OUT OF KEY

MY EYES USED TO TURN IT ALL TO GOLD
WHEN DID THE FEELING TAKE ITS TOLL
I WAS LEFT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD WITH THE ROSES FOR ME AT MY DOOR

MAYBE I'M JUST A LAZY SOMEDAY NO ONE WILL TAKE TO FOLLOW ME
I KNOW I'LL LOSE AND I'LL FORGET THINGS
BUT I'LL BUILD MY OWN BRIDGE WHILE I BREATHE

SO IF YOU SEE DOWN THIS ROAD
TRYING TO FIGHT MY HEAVY LOAD
SOMEWHERE AFTER MIDNIGHT
TRYING TO WALK A SOBER STRAIGHT LINE

AND IF YOU SEE ME RUN AWAY
DON'T TRY TO FILL MY HEAD WITH WORDS YOU SAY
WHEN I'M SLEEPING THROUGH THE SUNRISE
ON A PATH OF WRONG AND WHAT'S RIGHT

DON'T SAY YOU'VE HEARD IT ALL BEFORE
AND IF YOU SAY THAT I'M SELLING OUT MY SOUL
PLEASE PUT ME IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD AND LEAVE THE ROSES FOR ME AT MY DOOR

Track Name: Morning After Blue
I'M THINKING 'BOUT A SINGULAR, SOLITARY DAY
WITH ROOM TO BREATHE HE SHAKES ANOTHER HAND
AND SOUNDS JUST LIKE A DORIAN GHOSTING INTO GRAY
TONIGHT HE'LL BE YOUR LOVELY, LONELY MAN

BUT THERE LIES THE DANGER
LOSING SELF CONTROL
FILLING EMPTY HOURS
UNTIL HE GOES

YOU WRITE A ROMANCE NOVEL, LEAVING OUT THE SHAME
BUT FAIRYTALES BEGIN TO BREAK THE SPINE
WHEN YOU SCRATCH THE PAPER WALL THE WORDS ARE JUMPING OFF THE PAGE
AND YOU READ THE PAIN THAT BLEEDS BETWEEN THE LINES

BUT THERE LIES THE DANGER
DESOLATION RIDES
YOUR PERFECT STRANGER
UNTIL HE HIDES

HELLO MORNING AFTER BLUE
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU
HELLO MORNING AFTER BLUE

HELLO MORNING AFTER BLUE
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU
HELLO MORNING AFTER BLUE

BUT THERE LIES THE DANGER
IT'S LOST INSIDE YOU NOW
YOUR PERFECT STRANGER
SOMEHOW

HELLO MORNING AFTER BLUE
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU
HELLO MORNING AFTER BLUE

HELLO MORNING AFTER BLUE
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU
HELLO MORNING AFTER BLUE

HELLO MORNING AFTER BLUE
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU
HELLO MORNING AFTER BLUE
Track Name: One Too Many Nights - (feat. Brittany Metz)
I LAY AWAKE ONE TOO MANY NIGHTS
MY BODY ACHES TRYING TO DESCRIBE
WHAT GOOD IS THE MOON IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE SKY
TO CONSTELLATE PATTERNS AND THE SIGNS

MY JOURNEY FLOWS IN MINOR TEARS
TURNING TO STONE NEGLECTED YEARS
OF CIRCUMSTANCE WITH EVIDENCE
UPON A TIME THAT MADE MORE SENSE

HMM HMM

AM I WRONG? AM I RIGHT?
THERE'S ONE TOO MANY NIGHTS

I LAY AWAKE ONE TOO MANY NIGHTS
NOW IT'S TOO LATE TO TURN BACK THE TIME
AND I NEED YOUR WORLD BUT IT DON'T NEED MINE
TO HOLD NO TRUTH OR COMPROMISE

NO RACES WON, SO FAR SO FEW
CONCEDE OR GUN, WHICH ONE WERE YOU?
FROM ARROGANCE TO HELPLESSNESS
UPON A TIME THAT MADE MORE SENSE

HMM HMM

AM I WRONG? AM I RIGHT?
THERE'S ONE TOO MANY NIGHTS

AM I WRONG? AM I RIGHT?
THERE'S ONE TOO MANY NIGHTS​

AM I WRONG? AM I RIGHT?
HMM HMM

AM I WRONG? AM I RIGHT?
THERE'S ONE TOO MANY NIGHTS
Track Name: Northern Lights
I SEE MYSELF LOST AND BETRAYED, MARKETPLACED IN SOCIETY'S PATH
I THOUGHT MY MIND WOULD LEAD ME BY
NOW I'VE SEEN HOW KEEPING CURRENT CAN CAUSE SUCH GREED
IT RUNS SO DEEP EVEN LOVED ONES TELL YOU LIES

NOW I BELIEVE THAT THE NICE GUYS FINISH LAST
BUT THE DAMNED WITH ALWAYS BE DAMNED
I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU SAID AS I HELD UP MY HANDS
BUT I THINK YOU SAID WHAT YOU MEANT AND LEFT ME OUT THERE

THEN SMILES MAY SEEM TO BE NICE WHEN THEY'VE GOT YOU IN THEIR SIGHTS
BUT IGNORANCE OF MAN IGNORES THE CRIES
AS LONG AS YOU COLLECT YOUR PAY YOU LET SOMEONE ELSE VOTE IT AWAY
STARING AT THE NORTHERN LIGHTS WILL LEAVE YOU BLIND

NOW I BELIEVE THAT THE NICE GUYS FINISH LAST
BUT THE DAMNED WILL ALWAYS BE DAMNED
AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU SAID AS I HELD UP MY HANDS
BUT I THINK YOU SAID WHAT YOU MEANT AND LEFT ME OUT THERE

SO LOSE YOURSELF SOMEWHERE IN THE CROWD, WEAR THE PLUGS TO DROWN THE NOISE
THE THINGS THAT SEEMS ALL RIGHT ARE USUALLY WRONG
THE LATEST TRENDS ARE FIRED OFF THE SHELF AS HIRED HELP FOR SUMMER'S HEAT
THEN YOUR PRECIOUS NORTHERN LIGHTS WILL SOON BE GONE

Track Name: Sunshine Girl - (feat. Brittany Metz)
SAY GOODBYE TO GOLDEN SUNRISE
WHY'D YOU MAKE ME SO BLUE
I SAY GOODBYE TO CRYSTAL BLUE SKIES
HYPNOTIZED TO BE WITH YOU

I NEVER SAID I'D LOVE YOU FOREVER
NO NO NO NO
I NEVER VOWED TO HONOUR OR TREASURE
NO NO NO NO
A SIMPLE LOVE SIMPLY FELL APART WHEN WE PULLED ON THE STRINGS
AND LOOKING BACK, THE TIES THAT BIND
THEY NEVER STRUNG THEMSELVES AROUND ME

I COULD HAVE BEEN YOUR SUNSHINE GIRL
ICOULD HAVE BEEN YOUR SUNSHINE GIRL
I COULD HAVE BEEN YOUR SUNSHINE GIRL

I SAY GOODBYE TO HOLLOWED LIES
FAIRYTALES OF THE ONE I WISHED YOU TO BE
I SAY GOODBYE TO FADED LAST CRIES
DROWNING OUT THE LIFE RESERVED FOR ME

I NEVER SAID I'D LOVE YOU FOREVER
NO NO NO NO
I NEVER VOWED TO HONOUR OR TREASURE
NO NO NO NO
A SIMPLE LOVE SIMPLY FELL APART WHEN WE PULLED ON THE STRINGS
AND LOOKING BACK, THE TIES THAT BIND
THEY NEVER STRUNG THEMSELVES AROUND ME

I COULD HAVE BEEN YOUR SUNSHINE GIRL
I COULD HAVE BEEN YOUR SUNSHINE GIRL
I COULD HAVE BEEN YOUR SUNSHINE GIRL
Track Name: Broken Ridge Coach Line
CARMEN WAS THE PARADISE OF AN ENDLESS SUMMER NIGHT
I TRIED TO PLAY THE MAVERICK TO HER SOUL
LOST BETWEEN THE TRACKS OF BROKEN ARMS AND TRAMPOLINES
WE'D FALL ASLEEP INSIDE HER VAST WATERFALLS

NOW WE WERE BROKEN DOWN THE COACH LINE ONE TOO MANY TIMES
ON A WAYWARD RIDGE WAS HER DIVIDED LINE
WE WERE BROKEN DOWN THE COACH LINE ONE TOO MANY TIMES
IT NEVER REALLY GOES AWAY
IT LEAVES YOU RUNNING SCARED AND LOST, ALONE, LOST ALONG THE WAY

SHE TOSSED HER CLOTHES AND PRAYED DOWN BY THE SHORELINE
I SAT ALONE AND SANG SOME JACKSON BROWNE
FOR EVERYMAN SHE'S HEARTBREAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL
SHE FINGER PAINTS THE WATERS WITH THE COLOURS OF THE SOUND

WE WERE BROKEN DOWN THE COACH LINE ONE TOO MANY TIMES
ON A WAYWARD RIDGE WAS HER DIVIDED LINE
WE WERE BROKEN DOWN THE COACH LINE ONE TOO MANY TIMES
IT NEVER REALLY GOES AWAY
IT LEAVES YOU RUNNING SCARED AND LOST, ALONE, LOST ALONG THE WAY

BLACKWATER HAUNTS ME IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT
DAUNTING THE CHILD FOR SOMETHING MORE
MY HEART IS POUNDING WITH THE RHYTHM OF THE RAIN
THE MORE I THINK ABOUT IT MAKING SENSE TO ME NOW

CARMEN WAS A PARAGON BUT A WRINKLE IN HER TIME
FOR ME, ANOTHER SONGBIRD WITH THE BLUES
SHE DIED BEFORE THE LINES AROUND HER EYES COULD EVER FORM
NOW I'LL NEVER GET TO HOLD HER SO WHAT MORE CAN I DO

BUT BE BROKEN DOWN THE COACH LINE ONE TOO MANY TIMES
ON A WAYWARD RIDGE WAS HER DIVIDED LINE
WE WERE BROKEN DOWN THE COACH LINE ONE TOO MANY TIMES
IT NEVER REALLY GOES AWAY
IT LEAVES YOU RUNNING SCARED AND LOST, ALONE, LOST ALONG THE WAY
Track Name: Tragic Hearts (One Last Shot at Love)
THE BREAKAWAY, I CAN FEEL YOUR EYES
THE WHISPERS AT MY BACK FROM FALLING BEHIND
SO TAKE YOUR SAFETY GRASP, I'LL THROW IT AWAY
I JUMPED AT THE CASH AND LEFT MY POCKETS FRAYED
ANGELINA CUTS THE ROPE AND RUNS DOWN THE HALL
WITH THE ARMOUR WRAPPED AROUND, SHE'S TRYING NOT TO FALL
SHE'S COVERED IN CUTS, SHE PUNISHED HER ARMS
THE BODY IS HER CANVAS PAINTING NOTHING BUT SCARS

SO CHASE AWAY THE BODY'S HELL AND FACE THE LIES WE'VE TAUGHT OURSELVES
SO KICK THE WALLS DOWN AND REALIZE WE'LL SEE
JUST WHAT IT'S DONE TO ME, WAS JUST MYSELF, IT WAS NO ONE ELSE

LET'S TAKE THESE TRAGIC HEARTS AND WRECK THESE TRAGIC HEARTS
AND GIVE US ONE LAST SHOT AT LOVE
WITH TRAGIC HEARTS

DIDN'T PAY MY DUES, NOTHING'S EVER ENOUGH
ALWAYS FIGHTING FOR MY WORDS, THE THREATS THEY WERE TOUGH
WE FELT THE RUNAROUND'S CONDITION OF LOVE
WE BLAMED IT ON THEM AND ALL THE FEARS THEY MADE UP
NOW SHE WAS DRAGGED OVER COALS, SHE CLOSES HER EYES
AND BURIES HER HATE WHEN SHE WANTS TO BE BLIND
I RUN AROUND THE BACK, SHE SHADOWS THE DOOR
JUMPS OFF THE PORCH SAYING SHE'S READY TO GO

SO CHASE AWAY THE BODY'S HELL AND FACE THE LIES WE'VE TAUGHT OURSELVES
SO KICK THE WALLS DOWN AND REALIZE WE'LL SEE
JUST WHAT IT'S DONE TO ME, WAS JUST MYSELF, IT WAS NO ONE ELSE

LET'S TAKE THESE TRAGIC HEARTS AND WRECK THESE TRAGIC HEARTS
AND GIVE US ONE LAST SHOT AT LOVE
WITH TRAGIC HEARTS

HEADING OUT TONIGHT BEYOND THE CLEAR WINDSHIELD
OUR BODIES IN THE NIGHT, SHADOWS HOW WE FEEL
WILLING OFF THE DEMONS BY THE SETTING SUN
WITH THE MILES IN HER EYES SHE TAKES HER STOCKINGS OFF
PUTS HER FEET ON THE DASH, HER HEAD ON THE SEAT
HER BODY LOOKS AMAZING IN THE MIDNIGHT HEAT
ANGELINA TAKES MY HAND THEN TURNS TO THE RIGHT
I CAN FEEL HER BREATHE AS SHE SQUEEZES IT TIGHT

I SAY HOLD ON
BABY HOLD ON
BABY HOLD ON
Track Name: Visions
AND I'M SITTING HERE ASKING QUESTIONS ON THE TIMES THAT LIE AHEAD
WHEN IT'S TIME TO PACK MY THINGS, HIT THE ROAD FOR ANOTHER LAND
WHEN I PUT BEHIND THE MISERY OF THE PEOPLE WHO'VE DONE ME WRONG
WITH MANY ROADS LEFT NOT TRAVELLED ON

AND I'M PICTURING THE GREEN GRASS OF A NEW LIFE TO COME TRUE
COMPOSING A SET OF SONGS, SPENDING TIME WITH YOU
AND EVEN THOUGH I SEEM TO LIVE A DREAM, I WISH TO TAKE THIS CHANCE
AND I HOPE YOU'RE THERE TO HOLD ME BY THE HAND

MAYBE I NEVER APPEARED TO BE A VISION IN YOUR DREAMS
BUT I THINK I'VE OPENED YOUR EYES AND I HOPE THEY'RE LOOKING AT ME
WHEN I DREAM OF DAWN THE SENSE IS STRONG THAT LEAVES ME REST ASSURED
THAT THE LIFE I LIVE IS THE LIFE THAT I'VE BARGAINED FOR

AND I'M THINKING OF THE TIMES WHEN ALL IS GOING MY WAY
WHEN MY WORRIES ARE ONLY BEING ME AND I SHINE UPON YOUR STAGE
AND YOU LOOK AT ME WITH THOSE PRETTY EYES, YOU'RE THE PATH THAT I PRAY TO FATE
ANOTHER LAND ANOTHER TIME AND ANOTHER DAY

MAYBE I NEVER APPEARED TO BE A VISION IN YOUR DREAMS
BUT I THINK I'VE OPENED YOUR EYES AND I HOPE THEY'RE LOOKING AT ME
WHEN I DREAM OF DAWN THE SENSE IS STRONG THAT LEAVES ME REST ASSURED
THAT THE LIFE I LIVE IS THE LIFE THAT I'VE BARGAINED FOR

AND I'M THINKING OF THE TIMES WHEN ALL IS GOING MY WAY
WHEN MY WORRIES ARE ONLY BEING ME AND I SHINE UPON YOUR STAGE
AND YOU LOOK AT ME WITH THOSE PRETTY EYES, YOU'RE THE PATH THAT I PRAY TO FATE
ANOTHER LAND ANOTHER TIME AND ANOTHER DAY
Track Name: Eldorado
WELL I COULD MAKE YOU LAUGH
MAKE YOU CRY FOR MORE
IT'S EVERYTHING I SEE ON THE CUTTING FLOOR

THIS MILD HIGH IS INCOMPLETE
THE WESTERN SKIES ARE LOOKING EAST

AND I COULD WRITE WHAT YOU WANNA READ
AND YOU COULD ACT LIKE THE DEATH OF ME
REFLECT, DEFINE, PROSPERITY
AND SAY OH MY ELDORADO
OH THE DEATH OF ME

FROM THE FRUIT OF THE VINE
TO SUNSET'S AFTERNOON
YOU CAN CHANGE THE LIES
BUT THAT DON'T CHANGE THE TRUTH

CAUSE I LOOK AT YOU, THEY LOOK AT ME
LOSING HAIR, NO BABIES

AND I WAKE UP REMEMBERING
REPENT THE THOUGHTS OF URGENCY
WITH ONE OR TWO, A THIRD DEGREE
AND SAY OH MY ELDORADO
OH THE DEATH OF ME

OH MY ELDORADO
OH THE DEATH OF ME
Track Name: Too Young Cowboys
UNION GIRLS SING FAMILIAR WRONGS
THE BOYS CAN FABLE ALL ALONE
SHE WALKED UP TO ME WITH A NOD AND A SMILE
THE NEXT THING I KNEW, WE WERE DRINKING ALONE

BLUEBIRD ON MY SHOULDER TELLING ME TO KEEP IT COOL
WITH WANDERING EYES, HIGHLIGHT THE GHOSTS IN THE ROOM
​SO DEEP IN THE WELL OF THE SECOND HAND STORE
THERE'S A ROOM WITH SECOND HAND DREAMS
FOR TOO YOUNG COWBOYS AND ME

HER FINGER KISSED ME, I FUMBLED MY KEYS
THE JEANS SHE WORE SAW BETTER DAYS
TO HEAR HER WORDS I FOLLOWED HER BLIND
BUT I SWEAR MY SENSES TRIED TO RUN AWAY

DANCING WITH A DEADHEAD INSIDE HER BOX OF RAIN
STARING AT THE SKY, PAYING OFF OUR MIDNIGHT SHAME
MAYBE OUT OF EDEN IN A MERCURY '49
ON THIS DEAD, VALLEY STREET
IT'S TOO YOUNG COWBOYS AND ME
​​
Track Name: Soul's Caravan
WELL I KEEP A CLEAN COMPOSITION ON A CEILING THAT MAPS OUT A HOME
WITH ONLY ONE WISH TO STRONGLY CONFESS
WELL I'D CHANGE THE LINES ON THE ROAD

AND LOOK TO RELY ON A MOMENT INSTEAD OF A TORTURED TATTOO
AND I'M RUNNING TOO LONG ON AN OLD SILVER TONGUE
THAT'S TIED UP AND TURNING TO BLUE

OH SHAKE THE DEVIL'S HANDYMAN AND LEAVE HIM TWO STEPS BEHIND
OH IT'S HARD COUNTING THE YEARS WHEN YOU'RE LIVING A DAY AT A TIME

SO THE FIRST CUT'S A GOOD PLACE TO START FROM
FOR THE BLOOD OF A FOOL'S SHADOWMAN
FROM THE MOMENT IT STARTS, IT TURNS ON MY HEART
AND FEEDS ON MY SOUL'S CARAVAN

AND FEEDS ON MY SOUL'S CARAVAN

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