Sometimes I dont even move a muscle Baby when you lie awake at night I think I've got nine lives in these corpuscles Girl, you know sometimes I dont think right I hear voices in the hall I wake up and its nothing at all A hungry wolf, or an agry child Or something wild Something wild Something wild- tell me love is Something wild- tell me love is Its not as if we could think that things were one way And they would all just be that way right now When I was a kid I thought that someday I could tame this lion heart, some way, somehow Now Im hungry for the love That doesnt know what its dreamin' of Raging for the meek and mild Like something wild Something wild Something wild- tell me love is Something wild- tell me love is Theres a hole where the wind blows through And some curtains hung But I cant hid a thing from you You know where I come from Well I tried getting there under my own steam 'Til my very last chance was shot Now you're under my skin like a submarine I can feel you in my veins running hot Now if its more than a new pair of jeans, a new car, some pocket money And a place to go Then we better get up and scream at the top of our lungs like it Was gonna die if we didnt make it so I hear voices in the hall I wake up and it's nothing at all An angry wolf, or a hungry child Or something wild Something wild Something wild- tell me love is Something wild- tell me love is Something wild Something wild Something wild
Hot summer night, I was counting all the starlight on your skin Airtight, as I watched you breathing out, I'm breathing in By the lake, so humid that the moon was getting wet For our sake the crickets started playing their castonets Like a gypsy, you stole me from a child into a man It never hit me: I've been running ever since I took a stand And this love like Spanish moss hangin from the trees Just swaying in the breeze like a sweet memory Running straight outta time, straight outta time (x2)Since you were mine That autumn chI'll sent a shiver, girl, it shook us to the bone And we stI'll had February frozen on the phone Spring thaw, would it find us with our lips frozen blue? Love calls, but do we really live the time we're running through? Or like a dream, do we let it die and drift away to sleep Until it screams like an echo in the history books you keep 'Cause that stream running from the corners of my mind Looking back I find like a river it unwinds Running straight outta time, straight outta time (x2) Running straight outta time just like an old man's fiddle Looking for the dance; gonna meet me in the middle I'm never gonna figure out the way that I feel - Running straight outta time, but my love's stI'll real Now I see you - you're looking pretty in your summer dress I can almost feel you as you clutch your little locket to your breast Looking down at the picture, girl, you know you're looking fine Is it me? Was I ever in your heart or on your mind? Cause I'm running outta time I'm running straight outta time Were you ever mine?
Well he threw one down form the top of the stairs Beautiful women were standing everywhere They all got wet when he smahed that thing But off in the dark you could hear somebody sing CHORUS: Oh it breaks my heart to see those stars Smashing a perfectly good guitar I don't know who they think they are Smashing a perfectly good guitar It started back in 1963 His momma wouldn't buy him That new red harmony He settled fgor a sunburt with a crack But he's still trying to break his momma's back REPEAT CHORUS He loved that guitar just like a girlfriend But ever good thing comes to an end Now he just sits in his room all day Whistling every note he used to play There out to be a law with no bail Smash a guitar and you go to jail With no chance for early parole You don't get out till you get some soul REPEAT CHORUS Late at night the end of the road He wished he still had the old guitar to hold He'd rock it like a baby in his arms Never let it come ot any harm REPEAT CHORUS
I've been taking off and landing but this airport's closed And how much thicker this fog is gonna get god only knows Just when you think that you've got a grip Reality sneaks off it gives you the slip As if you ever knew what it was taking you down the line CHORUS: Tearing through the cottonfields and bus shelters of the south running helter skelter down through the mississippI delta with no place to call your own mixing up drinks with mixed feelings all along the paint was peeling down to an indian blanket on a pony with no rider in the flesh and bone looking for his buffalo river home I've been circling the wagons down at times square Trying to fill up this hole in my soul but nothing fits there Just when you think you can let it rip You're pounding the pavement in your daddy's wingtips as if you had some place better to go or a better way to get there REPEAT CHORUS: Now there's only two things in life but I forget what they are it seems we're either hanging on a moonbeams coat tails or wishing on stars just when you think that you've been gyped the bearded lady comes and does a double back flip and you run off and join the circus yeah, you just let that pony ride
It is a hurtin' thing you don't wanna talk about it Pain in your heart well it's takin' your breath away You left it in lipstick on the mirror no use talkin' about it Love like this just don't come along every day CHORUS: Somebody just stop calling you angel Somebody just let love get up and go downtown Somebody just stop calling you angel Angel wings out in the snow and mascara running down They called you tookie in high school, you didn't mind it too much Kind of nice to have a nickname, kind of like they thought about it You wish that it stuck with you, didn't have to trade it in on Some crazy lover's pet name, wind up hurtin' so much REPEAT CHOUS BRIDGE: He peeled the skin off of the world and you stopped breathin' You drew a breath, he sighed, the air was freezin' Two blood-red hearts pumpin' hard out in the open You skinned your knee at kickball Twenty years ago against all hopin' Y'all put that hammer down and drove through love's angel food cake Tastin' every spongy layer and lickin' frosting off the moon Wild-eyed with excitement but childishly disappointed Maybe even tasted better when mama let you lick the spoon REPEAT CHORUS
I've got a blue telescope, I'm looking at the world tonight Through a blue telescope; I wish I may, I wish I might Not see what I see - sheet metal on sheets of ice Looking through this blue telescope down a moonstruck road tonight Blue breath on my windshield, I came to a frozen place She shivered when I said goodbye - I wish I didn't have to face Her in that rear-view mirror, though she lives in the heart of me Looking through this blue telescope I guess she'll always be a star to me The heavens vast and wide Wait to escort the bride She lifts her wedding veil Her breath a lonesome vapour trail I got this blue telescope - I'm looking for her tonight Through a blue telescope; tell me, why must the blue angels fight? Taking one last shot at heaven while they slip stream through paradise Looking through this blue telescope down a moonstruck road tonight I'm looking through this blue telescope down a moonstruck road tonight I've got a blue telescope Blue telescope
Baby when I put my mind to it I slip into another gear And I travel in another syncopation When all I wanna be is here with you And I'll be true to you cross my fingers I'll be good to you cross my fingers I'll be true to you cross my fingers Sure as a snake along the river Sure as a ghost is in the trees There is a promise love delivers Even though you never promised me I'll be true to you cross my fingers I'll be good to you cross my fingers I'll be true to you cross my fingers I wanna stay, 'til my thoughts are okay 'Til my motive is clear, 'cause im driftin away From the weight of your arms, from your soft feather bed To a cold white line down the highway in my head All our little tears are icicles Hangin' on the telephone lines And I call you up through all the cracklin' static I swear I only hear you half the time No matter how I try to hold you baby You only seem to slip away from me And then we're walkin out along the ocean Or swimmin like the dolphins out to sea I'll be true to you cross my fingers I'll be good to you cross my fingers I'll be true to you cross my fingers I'll be good to you cross my fingers Cross my fingers
When the snake of love Starts pullin' you under And it wont let go 'Til it starts to thunder And there's not a cloud in the sky Gonna make him shake I guess old habits are hard to break Cause even the good ones Just seem to go bad Might be the sweetest love That you ever had You just cant let em go For goodness sake I guess old habits are hard to break The trouble with sainthood, darlin' You know its tough comin down But you've been doin it, doin it, doin it, doin it, doin it Since you left your hometown A regular Joan of Arc Burnin at the stake I guess old habits are hard to break Maybe the first time he kissed you The fireworks flew in the back of your mind And you been lookin just to Feel this good ever since But now every time he makes love to ya Hes just a little bit more unkind Until it feels like every move you make is in self defense That aint the facts of life Its just bad fiction Honey that sure aint love You know its just an addiction Now how much more abuse are you gonna take I guess old habits are hard to break Could be your father Could be your mother Might be your sister Or maybe even your brother Or is it your own self baby Youve been tryin to shake Well I guess old habits are hard to break I guess old habits are hard to break I guess old habits are hard to break I guess old habits are hard to break
Saturday night he comes home stinking sunday morning she wakes up thinking and thinking and thinking and thinking does she need to get the kids dressed to go to church he's pulled a shotgun out of the lurch he heads for the TV room starts to search his problems swollen like a river and his reality's shrinking he finds them huddled by the toy box and splatters 'em all the ken and the midge and the skipper doll they look like a family but they're really not at all well he's sad but he ain't sorry it ain't the end of the world it's just the wreck of the barbie ferrari he wonders if he ever said I do to that little blonde plastic voodoo and his mind's gone fishin' well it started just as plain as the nose on your face now it's in a thousand peices all over the place he thought she was driving but it's twisted beyond recognition all the diapers and the tutus and the basketballs she was givin' them a lift to the promised mall but somewhere by the TV that V-12 stalled as he loaded the chamber her eyes got starry it ain't the end of the world it's just wreck of the barbie ferrari when they get home from church won't they be sorry he's cornered 'em all on his urban safari It aint the end of the world... He's played with cars and guns since he could crawl now he wishes he'd never met that doll with her face gone there wasnt nothing he ever thought about he couldn't drive through or shoot his way out as he surveys the family room littered with dolls he can't find one leg to stand on he aims the gun at his head now he's starting to cry looking for the courage to let it fly can't live without his family now that something has died he's not sure who's hurt not sure who's sorry It ain't the end of the world...
(let me hear ya get funky now) When your heart touches mine And my thoughts explode When our wires get crossed And the fire burns my soul Then I know you're home When you shine your light And i dont have to use the phone To call you Baby when you hold me tight We can count heartbeats and squeeze Baby when you hold me tight You can really make a man say, please When im down to my last Cigarette in your bed And the smoke rings blow THrough the dreams in your head And we burn through the dark With a light so bright And the hardes part is leavin' Baby when you hold me tight We can count heartbeats and squeeze Baby when you hold me tight You can really make a man say please Please dont ever let go Please dont ever let go Please dont ever let go Good god it hurt me so Baby please dont let go Please dont ever let go Please dont ever let go Baby cause it hurt me so Hey baby When the morning comes And you're still here with me And you give me some Of your sweet mystery And it feels so real And it feels so right And I want your love Forever Baby when you hold me tight We can count heartbeats and squeeze Baby when you hold me tight You can really make a man say please Baby when you hold me tight We can count heartbeats and squeeze Baby when you hold me tight You can really make a man say please
What is that fallin' out of your eyes What is that rollin' on down your shit Thunder and lightning from the bloodshot skies This time its feeling like a permanent hurt What is that lipstick up on his sleeve Wheres the forgiveness thats stronger than dirt Tearin' the words out when you ask him to leave This time its gonna be a permanent hurt A permanent hurt, yeah a pemanent hurt The pain and the memories do the dirty work Promises broken hearts on red alert The surface will heal But its feelin' like a permanent hurt What were you thinkin when you fell in love What were you thinkin in that little black skirt Bet you a rainbow you werent thinkin of Suffin' your heels up on a permanent hurt A permanent hurt, yeah a pemanent hurt The pain and the memories do the dirty work Promises broken hearts on red alert The surface will heal But its feelin' like a permanent hurt It's all temporary like the big book tells Ashes to ashes, baby dirt to dirt Something gets scary Someone runs like hell Somebody winds up with a permanent hurt A permanent hurt, yeah a pemanent hurt The pain and the memories do the dirty work Promises broken hearts on red alert The surface will heal But its feelin' like a permanent hurt
You answer questions like a natural disaster Voices in the wind- you let em call her out The whole foundation just went flying past her She puts her heart into it - and you just yank it out You pulled her love out through the window pane Thats what she gets for loving a hurricane She could have rode off with some Texas tornado Some mister twister she could kick up her boot heels with Could have rode him on down to Laredo But you flew in from the gulf like a hot wet kiss You blew her mind fast as a bullet train Thats what she gets for loving a hurricane Waah waah- wind and rain- waah waah- its a shame Waah waah- loving a hurricane Waah waah- wind and rain- waah waah- its a shame Waah waah- loving a hurricane She might have known youd get her sooner or later Living in that railer park down by the sandy beach Where tides roll in like the big dream generators Forces of nature, blow everything out of reach Water in her living room, fire up in her brain Thats what she gets for loving a hurricane Waah waah- wind and rain- waah waah- its a shame Waah waah- loving a hurricane Waah waah- wind and rain- waah waah- its a shame Waah waah- loving a hurricane Waah waah- waah waah Waah waah- loving a hurricane
I would have thought time would erase I'll never get over you The feelin's lost in your embrace I'll never get over you But still I try And still I cry Still I'm wonderin' why CHORUS: I'll never get over you I'll never get over you I'll never get over you I tell myself my heart will find A way to get over you When I've already lost my mind Tryin' to get over you The voice goes on The feeling's long But still sleep never comes REPEAT CHORUS So now I've met the enemy Trying to get over you A shroud of rain, a memory Trying to get over you I recognize Those crazy eyes And still they're tellin' me lies REPEAT CHORUS
Sometime, when we all show up ---'s got a pickup truck They come down here to get some kinda degree At a little southern University From New Jersey and Delaware Funny clothes and funny hair Those northern girls like to cut loose when you're spitting that tobacco juice Oh, but they all leave town when summer rolls around I really miss those kids All that higher education we did The local women got no teeth my -- they all gotta be Three kids and one on the way but it's the same thing everyday Don't go telling my sweet Loiuse I've been seeing no college girl, please That'd really make her jump and shout Daddy get his shotgun out Aw, when they all leave town when summer rolls around I do what I'm told For three months I'm good as gold Ah, but they're back next fall I can't wait to see 'em all Little girls in their brand new shoes They can't wait to hear my sing the blues I hope y'all remember me Not as this dirty redneck you see But one who still serves higher learning today Just in a low down kinda way I'm feeling guilty so I must confess One thing about it give me no rest I hate to hear 'em call my name 'cause that yankee accent drive a man insane Aw, but they all leave town when summer rolls around I cool off in the shade Drink my lemonade Maybe they all laugh at me In Deleware and New Jersey But they can do just what they please Pass the cornbread, sweet Louise And they all leave town...
Jimmy met Mary on the fourth of July Independance Day, you shoulda seen her brown eyes She came up from behind and started tugging on his coat, uh huh When his fireworks blew she was pushing like a tugboat Nine months later they had a little stripe She was pretty as the sun so they named her Little Goodnight Now Little Goodnight she couldn't sleep too well uh uh And every night half the neighborhood could hear Jim and Mary tell her CHORUS: They said go to sleep baby don't cry count sheep your mother and I cant keep it up if we don't get some sleep Goodnight, Little Goodnight Little Goodnight Little Goodnight started staying up a lot With her big baby blues wide open like a rimshot Jim and Mary thought parenthood was supposed to be a joy uh huh They started thinking bad thoughts started acted kinda paranoid Well they took her the doctor they took her to the nurse There were potions recommended just like it was some kinda curse Jim and Mary loved Little Goodnight so much uh huh But without those REMs, they felt like they were losing touch REPEAT CHORUS You'll leave school one of these days 'have children of your own to raise In casual or business dress We have high hopes for you but Little Goodnight first you need some rest Now go to sleep! Now there's a woman on the street She's wrapped up in a blanket Clutching a portable tapedeck She's just about to crank it She's listening to a song by Miss Diana Ross uh huh Singing dreams can come true Jim and Mary keep their fingers crossed REPEAT CHORUS
You said the tables were turning Sure enough they turn your way (????) You got out of this one baby We all had to pay I don't know who had the last laugh coming But you took it and it wasn't any joke I think about how we hurt each other Make me wanna choke CHORUS: Right now, I wanna forget you Right now, I don't wanna miss you Right now, I wanna forget you Right now, Right now I know it's a dangerous habit Spending time shooting up on the past You might get a kickever so often But the kick never lasts I'm tired of asking questions And I'm tired of wondering why You hurt so badly livin' Just wanted to die REPEAT CHORUS BRIDGE: ----- suffering I caused you And never see my way through it I ----- hangs But I don't give a damn what they say You didn't have the right to do it One cigarette missing from my packet You must have thought about it just that long Then you walked out through the back door Your blue slippers on You left ???? right next to each other On an old chair out in the garage Underneath the rafters where you were hanging As if the image wern't enough to know you were gone REPEAT CHORUS
Kickin' at the gravel in a parking lot Runnin' cross the street to the record shop Talkin' to my buddy 'bout some hip hop tune Hotter than a firework and it's still June Sun's about to burn itself right out of the sky Guess we'll all be lucky if we don't fry And the preacher's baptisin' at the river bend Wash the dust off a Dixie, start all over again CHORUS: It was Saturday night and I swore I'd never leave her We had the boss man blastin' on the radio receiver they say history plays tricks, she's a real deceiver She gave me something from her heart back then- She made me a true believer I believed that every little word she said Whispered through the sycamores in my head Did we really drive her daddy's truck across Dry Creek My hands shakin' at the wheel as her knees went weak Pulled back in the woods and shut the headlights off Jesus how'd she ever get her hair so soft Can't see what I'm doin', don't know if I should Can't see what I'm doin', Lord it sure feels good REPEAT CHORUS I'm a true believer and I'm lookin' for a sign That she can still hear this heart of mine Beatin' to the rhythm of the rock and the roll I'm a true believer that the girl's got soul Now I'm back in Alabama by that river bend Well that preacher's baptizin' his flock again Well we had some hard times and a little luck And her daddy gave us that old pick-up truck We drove it on up to Birmingham An bought ourselves a pair of matchin' weddin' bands God,that was almost 21 years ago And we still got the boss man on the radio REPEAT CHORUS
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