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Song Titles

A Hollow over Yonder (blues)
Back on the Shelf (country)
Back to Baltimore (alt. country)

“The Ballad of Brown vs. Board of Education”

(country/comedy)

"Born in a red dress" (country)

 

“Cherokee” (new country)

 

“Colleen, Colleen” (Irish rock)

"Corner Store Blues" (blues)

 

“Countin’ the Days” (country ballad)

 

“Day by Day” (country)

 

“Drownin’ River Blues” (blues)

 

“Everything to You” (new country)

 

“Gettin’ the Best of Me”(country)

"The High Life" (country/comedy)

 

“The House will stand Alone” (gospel)

 

“I can’t get enough of you” (country ballad)

"I still talk to you sometimes" (country ballad)

 

“Just because you can…” (new country)

 

“Lay your head down easy” (country ballad)

 

“Life without You” (new country)

 

“Love Song” (new country)

"Mr. Someday"

 

“Promise Me Skyline Drive” (new country)

"Ramblin' Days"

 

“Rode Hard and put away Wet” (country)

 

“Sad but True” (country ballad)

"Standing in line"

 

“The Starlight Lullaby” (lullaby)

 

“Sweet Caroline” (country ballad)

 

“Sweet Peneolpe” (country ballad)

 

“Tell My Boss I’m Dead” (country/comedy)

 

“There but for the Grace of God go I” (gospel)

 

“Thirteen Reasons” (rockabilly)

 

“Til Death do us Part” (country waltz)

 

“To Our Wives and Lovers” (Irish drinking song)

 

"Trains Across Seoul" (ballad)

 

“Wake me up Noreen” (country ballad)

 

“When September Comes Again” (bluegrass)

 

“White Picket Fences” (country ballad)

“Whiskey and Women” (blues/rockabilly)

 

“Wild Turkey and Viagra” (country/comedy)

"Utopia Trailer Park Blues" (country/comedy)

 

 

Lyrics

“A Hollow over Yonder”

© John Patrick Starling 2014

 

Yonder Comes a man with a gun in his hand

Johnny don’t take that gun to town

They’ll hunt you day and night if you hold her in your sight

Johnny don’t shoot that woman down

 

Chorus

 

Oh I wish that I was just a little bit younger

So we could walk, talk and wonder

Talk about the evil that you ponder

And leave it in a hollow over yonder

 

 

Yonder comes a man with a ring in his hand

Johnny don’t take those wedding vows

They’ll haunt you day and night

And you’ll never do her right

Johnny don’t let that good woman down

 

Chorus

 

Oh I wish that I was just a little bit younger

So we could walk, talk and wonder

Talk about the evil that you ponder

And leave it in a hollow over yonder

 

Yonder comes a man with a flower in his hand

Johnny don’t pick that rose you found

She’ll cut you every night as you hold that lover tight

Johnny won’t you put that habit down

 

Chorus

 

Oh I wish that I was just a little bit younger

So we could walk, talk and wonder

Talk about the evil that you ponder

And leave it in a hollow over yonder

 

 

 

 

“Back on the Shelf”

© John Patrick Starling 2014

 

 

(Well I)… took you down the mountain

(And I)… washed you in the river

(And I)… built you a little cabin by the pond

 

(You made me)… breakfast on the morning

(And you)… gave me a little something

To think about all day and keep me warm

 

Chorus

 

(Now I)… have to do it all by myself

Had to put my love back on the shelf

 

(Well we)… made a little love girl

(And you)… opened up my while world

(And you)… put your little hand inside of mine

 

(Now I’m)… Livin’ life with out you

(And I’d)… Give it all to see you

(Just to)… Hold you in my arms one more time

 

Chorus

 

(Now I)… have to do it all by myself

Had to put my love back on the shelf

 

(And if)… I could see you once more

(Well I’d)… Open up the dance floor

(And I’d)… spin you’ round the world one more time 

 

(And if)… you can hear my song girl

(And you)… could see me in this cold world

(Would you)… send me just a little sign?

 

 

 

Chorus 2X

 

(Now I)… have to do it all by myself

Had to put my love back on the shelf

 

 

 

 

“Back to Baltimore”

© John Patrick Starling 2014

 

 

I’m on my way… back to Baltimore

Don’t know what it is I’m coming for…

But I’m tired – need to rest my weary head

 

When the Sun comes up on the side of the road

You can feel that engine pull the heavy load

I’m carrying and bringing to your door

 

I’m on my way – back to Baltimore

I’m on my way – back to Baltimore

 

I’m on my way… back to Baltimore

Don’t know what it is I’m coming for…

But I’m tired – need to rest my weary head

 

It’s a 2-lane highway and a 3-ton Ford

The tires are bald, there’s a dent in the door

And the windshield’s shattered

But by the time this gets to Nashville it won’t matter

 

I’m on my way - I’m on my way

I’m on my way - Back to Baltimore

 

 

 

 

“The Ballad of Brown versus

Board of Education”

© John Patrick Starling 2014

 

 

Daddy drinks his whiskey

Momma drinks her wine

Grandpa’s in his meth lab

And grandma’s doing lines

 

The kids are on the front porch 

Singin’ auld lang syne

Ain’t ya glad we moved the family

Across the county line

 

Cross the country line, oh

Cross the county line

It’s dangerous in the city 

So we crossed the county line

 

Cross the country line, oh

Cross the county line

It’s dangerous in the city 

So we crossed the county line

 

Police at the front door

Every Wednesday night

‘Cause that’s when we pay

The neighbors kids to fight

 

The cops don’t mind the action

But they say they’ll take us in

It’s pay the man or go to jail

So we had to cut em’ in

 

Cross the country line, oh

Cross the county line

It’s dangerous in the city 

So we crossed the county line

 

Cross the country line, oh

Cross the county line

It’s dangerous in the city 

So we crossed the county line

 

Sister’s got a clit ring

Brother’s still in jail

She’ll show you for a dollar 

For her baby’s daddy’s bail

Baby’s on the front porch

Throwin’ up gang signs

Make’s ya wonder just how long

’Til momma’s doin’ time

 

Cross the country line, oh

Cross the county line

It’s dangerous in the city 

So we crossed the county line

 

Cross the country line, oh

Cross the county line

It’s dangerous in the city 

So we crossed the county line

 

 

 

 

“Born in a Red Dress”

(…more curves than a country mile)

© John Patrick Starling 2016

 

 

 

Chorus

 

Born in a red dress, in new New York City

Twenty five years old now and don’t you look so pretty

Coal hair and ruby lips and oh what a lovely smile

Rollin’ down that highway - more curves than a country mile

 

 

When you left home girl 

I was all alone girl

Left me lying on the floor

And I’m still waiting, Anticipating

That you’ll come running through my door

 

‘Cause you were…

 

Chorus

 

Born in a red dress, in new New York City

Twenty five years old now and don’t you look so pretty

Coal hair and ruby lips and oh what a lovely smile

Rollin’ down that highway - more curves than a country mile

 

I see your picture, and I 

Order a pitcher

Chase it down with a bottle of (G) shine

I end up crying and inside I’m dying

I’ll love you ’til the end of time

 

‘Cause you were…

 

Chorus

 

Born in a red dress, in new New York City

Twenty five years old now and don’t you look so pretty

Coal hair and ruby lips and oh what a lovely smile

Rollin’ down that highway - more curves than a country mile

 

 

 

 

Can you still hear me

Can you still see me

Can you still feel me when you kiss?

Well that’s our story and I sure am sorry

I couldn’t end it better than this…

 

But you were

 

Chorus

 

Born in a red dress, in new New York City

Twenty five years old now and don’t you look so pretty

Coal hair and ruby lips and oh what a lovely smile

Rollin’ down that highway - more curves than a country mile

Rollin’ down that highway - more curves than a country mile

“BTW I love you”

© John Patrick Starling 2016

 

[Capo to 4th fret in C position]

 

(C)Morning comes again

(G)Paper and a pen

(F)Writing you the notes I never (C)did

(C)Things I never said still just 

(G)ramblin’ round my head

(F)Wondering where I kept it all (C)hid

 

Chorus

(C)Well the hay is in the barn

I put (G)gas in your car

(F)And by the way, I (C)love you

 

(C)An hour or more

’Til we shut it (G) down for the day

A little (F) over time ain’t no (C) over pay

(C)60 miles I (G)drive each way

But your (F)phone is off

Guess there ain’t (C)much to say

 

Chorus

Well the hay is in the barn

I put gas in your car

And by the way, I love you

 

SOLO

 

(C)Evenings at the bar

(G)Wondering where you are

(F)Wondering who’s holding your (C)hand

(C)Dinners by myself

Empty (G)bottle on the shelf

(F) Picture of us on the wall

 

Chorus (2x)

Well the hay is in the barn

I put gas in your car

And by the way, I love you

 

 

Well the hay is in the barn

I put gas in your car

And by the way, I love you

 

SOLO

 

 

Morning comes again

Paper and a pen

Writing you the notes I never did

Things I never said

Still just ramblin' round my head

…Like “By the way - I love you”

 

“Cherokee”

© John Patrick Starling 2014

 

 

I’ve been wandering this Earth

Lookin’ for my place of birth

Cherokee

 

I’ve been travelling this land

Will you take me by the hand

Cherokee

 

Chorus

Cherokee, Cherokee

Won’t you shine your light for me

Cherokee

 

Cherokee, Cherokee

Won’t you shine your light for me

Cherokee

 

I’ve been walking all alone

And I feel so far from home

Cherokee

 

Well we’ve done our mother wrong

And our time it won’t be long

Cherokee

 

Chorus

Cherokee, Cherokee

Won’t you shine your light for me

Cherokee

 

Cherokee, Cherokee

Won’t you shine your light for me

Cherokee

 

 

Well we’ve done our mother wrong

Will the spirits hear our song

Cherokee

 

Cherokee, Cherokee

Won’t you shine your light for me

Cherokee

“Colleen, Colleen”

© John Patrick Starling 2014

 

 

Chorus

Colleen, Colleen, darlin’ where have you been?

My heart’s been achin’ for so long

 

Colleen, Colleen, tell me what have you seen?

I can’t wait to hear your wayward song

 

I’ve been up all night, I ain’t feelin’ right

I won’t sleep ’til I see your face again

 

Been in love with you, I thought you lived me too

Ain’t seen you in I can’t remember when

 

 

 

Chorus

Colleen, Colleen, darlin’ where have you been?

My heart’s been achin’ for so long

 

Colleen, Colleen, tell me what have you seen?

I can’t wait to hear your wayward song

 

 

 

When the day is done, and the darkness comes

And nobody else is around

 

I’ll be cryin’ for you, how you left me blue

Just drivin’ in circles ‘round this town

 

Chorus

Colleen, Colleen, darlin’ where have you been?

My heart’s been achin’ for so long

 

Colleen, Colleen, tell me what have you seen?

I can’t wait to hear your wayward song

"Corner Store Blues"

© John Patrick Starling 2014

 

Chorus

I went down that corner store

And I got lost again

 

I went down that corner store, babe

And I got lost again

 

I ain’t had no drop to drink babe

Since I can’t remember when

 

Take my car out for a drive

Girl I won’t be long

 

Take my car and drive it

Man she’s runnin’ strong

 

And when I get on home, babe

Gonna play you my new song

 

Chorus

 

I went down that corner store

And I got lost again

 

I went down that corner store, babe

And I got lost again

 

I ain’t had no drop to drink babe

Since I can’t remember when

 

If they find me on the road, babe

If they find me lost again

 

If they find me on the road, child

Tell them I got lost again

 

Tell (them) I ain’t had no drop to drink, girl

Since you can’t remember when

 

Chorus

 

I went down that corner store

And I got lost again

 

I went down that corner store, babe

And I got lost again

 

“Countin’ the Days”

© John Patrick Starling 2014

 

 

(Well) I never been one for long goodbyes

And especially when I see

The question in your eyes

 

It’s gonna be a long, long time to be apart

Baby, will you hold me in your heart?

 

Chorus

 

(And) I’ll be countin’ the days

I’m gonna miss you until then

I’ll be markin’ the nights

Until I see you again

 

Just write me a line

Send me a sign

Let me know you’re doin’ fine

And that your lovin’ heart’s still mine

 

 

(Well) I’ve never been one for a long distance romance

And especially when I see

So many waste a chance 

 

It’s gonna be a long, long time without you

Baby, what are we gonna do?

 

Chorus

 

(And) I’ll be countin’ the days

I’m gonna miss you until then

I’ll be markin’ the nights

Until I see you again

 

Just write me a line

Send me a sign

Let me know you’re doin’ fine

And that your lovin’ heart’s still mine

 

(Well) I never been one for a long hello

And especially when I see

Soon you’ll have to go

 

It’s gonna be a short little time we have together

So baby, I’m gonna love you like forever

 

Chorus 2x

 

(Then) I’ll be countin’ the days

I’m gonna miss you until then

I’ll be markin’ the nights

Until I see you again

 

Thank you for the time

You showed me a sign

It’s good to know you’re doin’ fine

And that your lovin’ heart’s still mine

 

“Day by Day”

© John Patrick Starling 2014

 

 

Time moves me on

Singing’ the same old song

And if you know the words

Just sing along

 

Baby you take my words away

(And) I don’t know what I’m supposed to say

I’m living without you, day by day

And I just wrote this song to say

I love you

 

(The) tide moves me on

Singing’ the same old song

And if you know the words

Just sing along

 

Baby you take my words away

(And) I don’t know what I’m supposed to say

I’m living without you, day by day

And I just wrote this song to say

I love you

 

(The) rhme moves me on

Singing’ the same old song

And if you know the words

Just sing along

 

Baby you take my words away

(And) I don’t know what I’m supposed to say

I’m living without you, day by day

And I just wrote this song to say

I love you

“Drownin’ River Blues”

© John Patrick Starling 2014

 

 

I’m goin’ down to your waters

Drink a river full of you 

I’m goin’ down to your waters

Drink a river full of you 

I know I love you baby…

But do you love me too?

 

Chorus

 

Well the water won’t quench my thirst

You were my my last 

But you felt like my first

 

Well the water won’t quench my thirst

You were my my last 

But you felt like my first

 

And I say damn, damn, damn…

I think I’m gonna burst

I’m gonna drink on, drink on…

Drink ’til I get my fill

I’m gonna drink on, drink on…

Drink ’til I get my fill

Wash over my baby…

‘Cause ya know I never will

 

Chorus

 

Well the water won’t quench my thirst

You were my my last 

But you felt like my first

 

Well the water won’t quench my thirst

You were my my last 

But you felt like my first

 

And I say damn, damn, damn…

I think I’m gonna burst

 

Knock me over little darlin’

Roll me down your river bed

Knock me over little darlin’

Roll me down your river bed

I still hear your river flowin’

Every night in my achin’ head

 

 

 

 

“Everything to You”

© John Patrick Starling 2014

 

 

I like the way you brush your hair

And I like the way you take the stairs

And I like the way you walk in the rain

And I like the way you tell them your name…

 

Chorus

 

You give your every thing – to every little thing, so

I give my every thing to you

 

 

 

I like the way you hold the line

And I like the way keep the time

And I like the way you tell me I can’t rhyme

And I like the way you (just) shine, shine, shine…

 

Chorus

 

You give your every thing – to every little thing, so

I give my every thing to you

 

 

 

I like the way you sing your songs

And I like the way you sing along

And I like the way you hold my hand

And I like the way you (just) love this land…

 

Chorus

 

You give your every thing – to every little thing

You give your every thing – to every little thing

You give your every thing – to every little thing, so

I give my every thing to you

 

“Gettin’ the Best of Me”

© John Patrick Starling 2014

 

 

Ridin’ the streets – stayin’ up all night

Drinkin’ my drink and getting’ in fights

And tryin’ to make my way back home to you

 

Thinkin’ bout you but laying with her

Don’t know much but one thing’s for sure

I’m tryin’ to make my way back home to you

 

Chorus

 

But it’s gettin’ the best of me

Gettin’ the best of me

It’s a long dark road

And it’s getting’ the best of me

 

Workin’ all day and playin’ in bars

Two dollar whiskeys and souped up cars

And I’m trying to make my way back home to you

 

Savin’ my pennies and spending em’ twice

‘Gonna buy you a dress and you’ll look real nice

And some day girl, I’m ‘gonna want to marry you

 

Chorus

 

But it’s gettin’ the best of me

Gettin’ the best of me

It’s a long dark road

And it’s getting’ the best of me

 

20 Years later and I’m still alone

Workin’ in the mill and writing these songs

And I change the names, but the songs are all about you

 

And every word I write is a cryin’ shame

And I’m sittin’ here with myself to blame

Still tryin’ to make my way back home to you

 

Finale

 

So you get the best of me

You get the best of me

It’s a long dark road…

And it’s gotten the best of me

 

 

 

 

“The High Life”

© John Patrick Starling 2014

 

(G) Some people do it with (C) whiskey

(G) Some people do it with (D) wine

(G) Cocaine’s a little too (C) risky

And the (G) truth is, it (D) aint worth the (G) time

 

Well the (C) heads they smoke weed

They say (G) it’s all ya need

And the (C) junkies just sit there and (D) stare

 

Chorus

 

But (G) I’ll take a High Life 

While I (C) wait for my next wife

Un (G) til then, I (D) haven’t a (G)care

 

(G) Some folks they do it for the (C) money

And some folks they do it for (D) love

But (G) everyone does it for the (C) honey

Or the (G) ones that they (D) been dreamin’ (G) of

 

The (C) poets use a pen

Gold (G) diggers wonder when

They’ll (C) find their millionaire (D)

 

Chorus

 

But (G) I’ll take a High Life 

While I (C) wait for my next wife

Un (G) til then, I (D) haven’t a (G)care

 

(G) Some people do it in the (C) restroom

And (G) some people do it at (D) home

(G) Some people do it at a (C) party

(G) And some people (D) do it at Alone (G)

 

Use (C) one hand or two 

Well it’s (G) all up to you

As (C) long as you’re gettin’ your (D) share

 

 

Chorus (2X)

 

But (G) I’ll take a High Life 

While I (C) wait for my next wife

Un (G) ’til then, I (D) haven’t a (G) care

“The House will Stand Alone”

© John Patrick Starling 2014

 

 

This old house has seen, many a year I know

Just sat back in the yard and watched em’ roll

From the river came the stone and a family built a home

When the kingdom comes, the house will stand alone

 

 

Chorus

This house will stand alone

This house will stand alone

When the Kingdom comes

This will house will stand alone

 

This old house has raised, many a child I know

Just sat back in the yard and watched them grow

From the river came the stone and a family built a home

When the kingdom comes, the house will stand alone

 

 

Chorus

This house will stand alone

This house will stand alone

When the Kingdom comes

This will house will stand alone

 

This old house has seen, many a death I know

Just sat back in the yard and watched em’ go

From the river came the stone and a family built a home

When the kingdom comes, the house will stand alone

 

Chorus

This house will stand alone

This house will stand alone

When the Kingdom comes

This will house will stand alone

 

This old house it holds, a ghost I know

Her soul is in the attic to and fro

From the river came the stone and a family built a home

(But) when the kingdom comes, the house will stand alone

 

Chorus 2x

This house will stand alone

This house will stand alone

When the Kingdom comes

This will house will stand alone

 

 

 

Finale

I tell her every night

Everything’s gonna be alright 

When the Kingdom comes

This will house will stand alone

 

 

 

 

“I can’t get enough of you”

© John Patrick Starling 2014

 

 

I can't get enough of you 

I can't get enough of you

I don't know what to do

I'm already missing you

And you're not even gone

 

I can't get enough of you

I can't get enough of you

I just want to hold you tight

But something just ain't right

So I wrote this song

 

I can't get enough of you

I can't get enough of you

I don't know where I'll go

But you'll be the last to know

And it won’t be long

 

I can't get enough of you

I can't get enough of you

I don't know what to do

I keep thinking that we're through

When I can’t get enough of you

 

 

 

 

"I still talk to you sometimes"

© John Patrick Starling 2015

 

 

Some(G)times when I’m lonely and (C)far away from home

I dial your (G)number and then re(D)member

That you (C)won’t pick up the (G)phone

 

But the (G)line is wide open and I (C)never feel alone

You can (G)see me standin’ (D)here

With a (C)family of my (G)own

 

And (Em)I still (D)talk to (C)you…

And (Em)I still (D)talk to (C)you… some(G)times

 

Every(G)day I’m a little closer and (C)further from this world

I see your (G)picture on the (D)table 

And I (C)hold my little (G)girl

 

A (G)wife and a child and (C)so much more to do

I’ve got more (G)questions than (D)answers

So I’m (C)calling on (G)you

 

And (Em)I still (D)talk to (C)you…

And (Em)I still (D)talk to (C)you… some(G)times

 

 

 

 

“Just because you can…”

© John Patrick Starling 2014

 

Chorus

Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should

I’m just walkin’ down the line, tryin’ to do some good

I’m just walkin’ down the line, tryin’ to do some good

 

Too many nights, going bar to bed

Different girl every morning, sleepin’ in my bed

Different girl every mornin’, achin’ in my head

 

Chorus

Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should

I’m just walkin’ down the line, tryin’ to do some good

I’m just walkin’ down the line, tryin’ to do some good

 

Too many jobs, workin’ on my back

Wake up one of these mornings, to a heart attack

Oh, girl you give me a heart attack

 

Chorus

Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should

I’m just walkin’ down the line, tryin’ to do some good

I’m just walkin’ down the line, tryin’ to do some good

 

Rollin’ down the highway, brown pick up truck

Half the time you’re in love with me, and half the time I’m out of luck

Half the time I’m in love you, and half the time I don’t give a fuck

 

Chorus

Just because of you, I never could

I’m still walkin’ down the line, tryin’ to do some good

I’m still walkin’ down the line, tryin’ to do some good

 

 

 

 

“Lay your head down easy”

© John Patrick Starling 2014

 

Lay your head down easy

On a pillow in the rain

I been missin’ you girl

Need to see your face again

Nothing good comes easy

You’re a pill to ease my pain

Lay your head down easy

And listen for my train

 

Chorus (Interlude… C,G,D)

 

A house of cards will stand

While you still think it can

I hold my breath 

And remember when…

Our picture on the shelf

In a house we built ourselves

Our savings in the coffee can

 

Chorus

 

I’m coming home

Home…

Coming home

 

Saying nothing’s something

(And I) heard you say it twice

Houston’s hot as Hell this summer

But the phone’s as cold as ice

Miles of road between us

Miles before I’m home

lay your head down easy, while

I pray that you’re alone

 

Chorus

 

I’m coming home

Home…

Coming home

“Life without You”

© John Patrick Starling 2014

 

Well I, waited for you - outside the school

And I never felt like  - such a fool

I was sanding there - all alone

Just hoping that you’d - take me home

 

Chorus

 

Gonna be a long life without you…

Gonna be a long life without you.

Gonna be a long life without you…

 

But maybe someday…

I’ll find somebody like you.

 

 

 

We’d spend those late afternoons - watching TV

Then I’d take your hand and you’d be hugging on me

I’d pull you closer for a little kiss

And you’d change the channel - just to make me miss

 

Chorus

 

Gonna be a long life without you…

Gonna be a long life without you.

Gonna be a long life without you…

 

But maybe someday…

I’ll find somebody like you.

 

 

I’m still missin’ you - after all these years.

You’re still beautiful - well that’s what I hear

I’m still - holding out hope that I’ll see you again

Wating for you now - I should a’ waited for you then

 

Chorus

 

Gonna be a long life without you…

Gonna be a long life without you.

Gonna be a long life without you…

 

But maybe someday…

I’ll find somebody like you.

 

 

 

 

“Love Song”

© John Patrick Starling 2014

 

 

I don’t care if you come with me

If you stay at home

Run around ‘til 3

 

I don’t care if you drive me home

If we paint the town

Or If I’m all alone

 

I don’t care if you like my song 

If we make the rent

If you sing along

 

Chorus

It used to get crazy

And those were the days we’d

Lie in bed all day…

 

And I’d get to thinkin’ 

How my heart is sinking

And not know what to say...

 

So I went away.

 

 

I don’t care we talk at all

If we carry the weight 

If I drop the ball

 

I don’t care if you write to me

If you meet a man 

If you sail the seas

 

I don’t care if we slop the hogs

If we greet the sun 

If we shoot the dog

 

Chorus

It used to get crazy

And those were the days we’d

Lie in bed all day…

 

And I’d get to thinkin’ 

How my heart is sinking

And not know what to say...

 

So I went away.

 

 

And I don’t care if you learned to dance

If you found your voice

Or if you took a chance

 

I don’t care if you found the fault

If you freed the birds

Or if your hand got caught

 

And I didn’t care if we lived a lie

If we went to hell

Or if we learned to fly

 

‘Cause it used to - get a little crazy

And those were the days that we’d

Lie in bed all day

 

And I’d got to thinkin’ 

How my heart was sinking

And didn’t know what to say...

 

So I went away.

 

 

 

 

Mr. Someday

© John Patrick Starling 2015

 

Sittin’ on the porch thinkin’ ‘bout you, pickin’ out a song and a rhyme or two

 

Wondering when, or if I’ll see you again

 

And please don’t say that you love me not

 

I think there’s another petal in your hand

 

But until I hear from you, I’ll just be strong

 

And if you can hear my sing, please sing along

 

I’ll wait for you…

 

This is where I must belong

 

 

 

Mr. Someday… drivin’ down that road

 

Do you still see me in the rearview mirror?

 

Is the road up ahead lookin’ any clearer

 

Do you see me - around the bend?

 

This road just never seems to end… Mr. Someday

 

 

Sittin’ on the porch thinkin’ ‘bout you, pickin’ out a song and a rhyme or two

 

Wondering when, or if I’ll see you again

 

And please don’t say that you love me not

 

I think there’s another petal in your hand

 

But until I hear from you, I’ll just be strong

 

And if you can hear my sing, please sing along

 

I’ll wait for you…

 

This is where I must belong

 

Mr. Someday… drivin’ down that road

 

Do you still see me in the rearview mirror?

 

Is the road up ahead lookin’ any clearer

 

Do you see me - around the bend?

 

This road just never seems to end… 

 

This road just never seems to end…

 

This road just never seems to end…

 

Mr. Someday

 

 

 

 

"Promise Me Skyline Drive"

© John Patrick Starling 2014

 

 

Lets go down to skyline drive

Watch the leaves begin to turn

Hold each others hand at night

(And) smell the fire’s burn

 

Walk the streets together

(And we’ll) greet the pastures by

Put the past where it belongs

With the future in our eyes

 

Chorus

 

Well the wheels keep on turnin' 

And the fire keeps on burnin’ 

And we’re still learning how to sing

And we look up at the stars

And hum a couple of bars

We sure do make a firing ring

 

Driving down those two lane roads

Colors every where 

Rockn Roll on the radio

And a story that we share

 

Singing you my favorite songs  

And then you sing to me

Speeding up with the windows down

Cause we both sing off key

 

 

Chorus

 

Well the wheels keep on turnin' 

And the fire keeps on burnin’ 

And we’re still learning how to sing

And we look up at the stars

And hum a couple of bars

We sure do make a firing ring

 

Lets grow old together , Love

And watch the evening come

Wake up every morning

And try to get us some

 

Make each other coffee 

Talk about our kids

Think about the days gone by

And all the crazy stuff we did 

 

 

Chorus

 

Well the wheels keep on turnin' 

And the fire keeps on burnin’ 

And we’re still learning how to sing

And we look up at the stars

And hum a couple of bars

We sure do make a firing ring

 

 

 

 

“Ramblin’  Days”

© John Patrick Starling 2014

 

 

Chorus

I wake up in the morning feeling lonely

Hung over & it’s all because of you

At night I tell my friends how much I  love you

And all my ramblin' days are through

 

I drank my way from Baltimore to Barstow

Leavin’ broken hearts and bottles in my trail

And I sold all my stories to the barkeep

3 whiskeys and I’ll tell you some tales

 

Chorus

I wake up in the morning feeling lonely

Hung over & it’s all because of you

At night I tell my friends how much I love you

And all my ramblin' days are through

 

I found myself a lover out in Jasper

And she told me that she would be just mine

Then her husband walked in he was talking ‘bout sin

I won that fight, but I had to so some time

 

Chorus

I wake up in the morning feeling lonely

Hung over & it’s all because of you

At night I tell my friends how much I love you

And all my ramblin' days are through

 

I wonder if you ever think about me

and tell myself that you are doing fine

Then raise my glass and toast that sweet little ass

And try my best to drink you off my mind

 

Chorus

I wake up in the morning feeling lonely

Hung over & it’s all because of you

At night I tell my friends how much I love you

And all my ramblin' days are through

 

 

 

 

“Rode Hard and put away Wet”

© John Patrick Starling 2014

 

Well I’m leaving home at the crack of dawn

Gonna feel like 10 years, but it won’t be long

18 hours in the production line

Gotta pay those bills I’m workin’ overtime

 

When I get home I’m gonna lay you down

Gonna take you by the hand, gonna buy you this town

‘Cause you were… 

 

Chorus

 

Rode hard and put away wet and put away wet

And judging by those clouds you ain’t seen nothing’ yet

Rode hard and put away wet and judging by those clouds

You aint’ seen nothin’ yet

 

And there’s… nothin’ I can do

What’s done is done

I wasn’t thinkin’ ‘bout the cost

Just tryin’ to get us some…

 

Little piece of land

Little peace of mind

I was worrying ‘bout the future

Never thinkin’ ‘bout the time

I missed with you

 

Well I’m leaving home at the crack of dawn

Gonna feel like 10 years, but it won’t be long

30 days on a boat named “Sue”

Living at sea, what’s a man to do?

 

When I get home I’m gonna lay you down

Gonna take you by the hand, gonna buy you this town

‘Cause you were… 

 

 

Chorus

 

Rode hard and put away wet and put away wet

And judging by those clouds you ain’t seen nothing’ yet

Rode hard and put away wet and judging by those clouds

You aint’ seen nothin’ yet

 

And there’s… nothin’ I can do

What’s done is done

I wasn’t thinkin’ ‘bout the cost

Just tryin’ to get us some…

 

Little piece of land

Little peace of mind

I was worrying ‘bout the future

Never thinkin’ ‘bout the time

I missed with you

 

Well I’m leaving home at the crack of dawn

Gonna feel like 10 years, but it won’t be long

18 months in a 10 year war

And I’ve lost track just what we’re fighting for

 

When I get home I’m gonna lay you down

Gonna take you by the hand, gonna buy you this town

‘Cause you were… 

 

Chorus

 

Rode hard and put away wet and put away wet

And judging by those clouds you ain’t seen nothing’ yet

Rode hard and put away wet and judging by those clouds

You aint’ seen nothin’ yet

 

And there’s… nothin’ I can do

What’s done is done

I wasn’t thinkin’ ‘bout the cost

Just tryin’ to get us some…

 

Little piece of land

Little peace of mind

I was worrying ‘bout the future

Never thinkin’ ‘bout the time

I missed with you

 

 

 

 

“Sad but True”

© John Patrick Starling 2014

 

 

Sad but true 

I fell in love with you 

What else could I do 

What else could I do… 

Sad but true 

 

Sad but true

I gave my heart to you 

What else could I do 

What else could I do 

Sad but true 

 

Sad but true

I’m still missing you 

What else can I do 

What else can I do 

Sad but true

 

 

 

 

“Standing in Line”

© John Patrick Starling 2014

 

I’m still standing in line

Waitin’ for you

Holding your place

Let the people pass through

 

It’s a Monday night

A three-quarter-moon

I met you in the winter

Now it’s the fifth of June

 

Chorus

And I don't care.

I didn’t waste my time.

I don’t care.

I’m still standing in line…

I need to share.

The rest of my life with you…

 

 

I came here alone

This is how I’ll stay

If I can’t be with you

I’ll just go away

 

It’s raining outside

And the sun went down

They’re looking for you

All over town

 

Chorus

And I don’t care.

I didn’t waste my time.

I don’t care.

I’m still standing in line…

I need to share.

The rest of my life with you…

 

 

 

 

If ten years go by

And I’m still waiting for you…

Holding your space

Let the people pass through….

 

I don’t care.

I didn’t waste my life.

I don’t care.

I’ll spend the rest of my time

With the memories I have of you….

 

 

 

 

“The Starlight Lullaby”

© John Patrick Starling 2014

 

 

When you see a shooting star 

And you wonder who you are 

As you stand there wishing on something that you don’t have 

Be glad 

 

‘Cause tonight you’re lying here 

And you need not have no fear 

‘Cause I’m holding you and I’m never gonna let you go (Bm7)

You know (C)

 

 

Chorus

 

(G) Star light 

(D) Star bright

(C) First star I see tonight

I (G) wish I may and I (D) wish I might

(C)Have this wish I wish tonight

 

(G) Star light 

(D) Star bright

(C) First star I see tonight

I (G) wish I may and I (D) wish I might

(C)Have this wish I wish tonight

 

For you... and the whole world too...

 

 

When you (G) wander far from home (C)

And you (Bm7) find yourself alone (C)

As you (G) stand there wishing on (D) the place you’d rather be (Bm7)

Call me (C)

 

Cause you (G) know I’m always here (D)

And you (Bm7) need not have no fear (C)

Cause I’ll (G) come for you and I’ll (D) never let you slip away (Bm7)

Just say (C)

 

 

Chorus

 

G) Star light 

(D) Star bright

(C) First star I see tonight

I (G) wish I may and I (D) wish I might

(C)Have this wish I wish tonight

 

For you... and the whole world too...

 

Chorus

 

G) Star light 

(D) Star bright

(C) First star I see tonight

I (G) wish I may and I (D) wish I might

(C)Have this wish I wish tonight

 

For you... and the whole world too...

 

 

 

 

”Sweet Caroline”

© John Patrick Starling 2014 

 

When I was young, I met a girl

Meant more to me, than the whole wide world

But then I got that urge to roam

(I) left my lovin' wife at home

 

Chorus

Sweet Caroline, sweet Caroline

I know you belong to him…

But I'm bound to make you mine

 

 

I've been gone, so far away

Where I've been I shouldn't say

Now my train, it’s a comin’ home

Our house is empty & I'm all alone

 

Chorus

Sweet Caroline, sweet Caroline

I know you belong to him…

But I'm bound to make you mine

 

 

Now I've returned - I'm a better man

Sweet Caroline, will you understand

I had to leave, had to see the world

Caroline, will you be my girl?

 

Chorus

Sweet Caroline, sweet Caroline

I know you belong to him…

But I'm bound to make you mine

 

Sweet Caroline, sweet Caroline

I know you belong to him....

But in my heart of hearts you're mine

 

 

 

 

”Sweet Penelope”

© John Patrick Starling 2014

 

The Seven Seas I’ve wandered

And I don't need your number

I’ve seen all the mermaids I need to see

Can’t you see?

 

I can see by the look in your eyes

You’ve been practicing to sing me your lies

And many a man has fallen victim to your song

 

And it won’t be long

It won’t be long

I’m coming home

 

Chorus

 

So take me down to Austin

So I can find that found I’m lost in

And tell my girl 

Whatever became of me

 

Just take me back to Austin

So I can find that girl I’m lost in

And tell that girl 

Whatever became of me

 

My sweet, sweet Penelope

 

 

Well the wars that I’ve been fightin’

And the songs that I’ve been writin’

Are only existing in my dreams

Or so it seems

 

I can’t run and I won't hide

I don't know how to swallow my pride

And many a man has fallen victim to my sword

And I thank the Lord

I gave my word

I’m coming home

 

 

 

 

Chorus

 

So take me down to Austin

So I can find that found I’m lost in

And tell my girl 

Whatever became of me

 

Just take me back to Austin

So I can find that girl I’m lost in

And tell that girl 

Whatever became of me

 

My sweet, sweet Penelope

 

My sweet, sweet Penelope

My sweet, sweet Penelope

“Tell My Boss I’m Dead”

© John Patrick Starling 2014

 

Chorus

 

I woke up drink on soju

With an achin’ in my head

My breath smelled like the bathroom floor

And my eyes were totally red

 

And the last thing I remember

Was the last thing that I said

“Tell my wife I ain’t coming home”

“And tell my boss I’m dead”

 

Well I called my buddy Leroy

As I made my way back home

And he said “Screw you, you son of a bitch”

And “How ya’ like living alone?”

 

Well old Leroy Jones was a friend of mine

And he always did fancy my wife

And now they’re sharing old Leroy’s bed

And Leroy’s doin' 20 to life

 

Chorus

 

I woke up drink on soju

With an achin’ in my head

My breath smelled like the bathroom floor

And my eyes were totally red

 

And the last thing I remember

Was the last thing that I said

“Tell my wife I ain’t coming home”

“And tell my boss I’m dead”

 

Well, by the time that I got home that day

My wife and kids were gone

She’d found herself a lawyer

And taken everything I owned

 

She took my dog and she took my truck

And she took my new fishin’ pole too

She left a loaded pistol on our wedding bed

With a note that said “Here’s to you!”

 

Chorus

 

I woke up drink on soju

With an achin’ in my head

My breath smelled like the bathroom floor

And my eyes were totally red

 

And the last thing I remember

Was the last thing that I said

“Tell my wife I ain’t coming home”

“And tell my boss I’m dead”

 

 

Well it took 2 weeks but I found out

Everything that happened that night

And I wish it never would of happened (again)

‘Cause I promised I’d start livin’ right

 

But I wrote this song, so you can sing along

Before I picked up that old gun

I hope Jesus will forgive me for eternity

While she hates me for the things I’ve done

 

Chorus 2x

 

I woke up drink on soju

With an achin’ in my head

My breath smelled like the bathroom floor

And my eyes were totally red

 

And the last thing I remember

Was the last thing that I said

“Tell the good Lord I’m coming home”

“And tell my wife I’m dead”

 

“There but for the Grace of God go I”

© John Patrick Starling 2014

 

 

Walkin' down the street sayin' why Lord why?

Why do the good ones have to die

Leavin' me here just to cry, cry, cry

There but for the grace of God go I

 

Chorus

There but for the grace of God go I, go I

There but for the grace of God go I

There but for the grace of God go I, go I

There but for the grace of God go I

 

Whistlin' through the graveyard where my kinfolk lie

Wondering, when it will be my time

Hangin' my head low, singing my,my, my

There but for the grace of God go I

 

Chorus

There but for the grace of God go I, go I

There but for the grace of God go I

There but for the grace of God go I, go I

There but for the grace of God go I

 

I'll make it to this graveyard by and by

Life's hard.  And know one knows his time

Scrimpin' and a scratchin' just to stay alive

There but for the grace of God go I

 

Chorus

There but for the grace of God go I, go I

There but for the grace of God go I

There but for the grace of God go I, go I

There but for the grace of God go I

 

But here I am, I'm alive - I'm alive!

And there but for the grace of God go I

If you listen close you can hear them dead folk sigh

There but for the grace of God go I

 

Chorus

There but for the grace of God go I, go I

There but for the grace of God go I

There but for the grace of God go I, go I

There but for the grace of God go I

 

 

 

 

“Thirteen Reasons”

© John Patrick Starling 2014

 

I’ve got 13 reasons not to go outside

I’ve got 13 reasons not to take that ride

I’ve got 13 reasons just to stay in bed

I’ve got 13 reasons swirlin’ round my head

 

Aint got no rhyme or reason can keep me away from you

But give me one good reason that I’m still in love with you

 

I got 13 reasons

I got 13 reasons

I got 13 reasons

I got 13 reasons

 

I got 13 reasons you’re giving me the blues

The gypsy girl she told me - and it’s written in the news

 

I got 13 reasons

I got 13 reasons

I got 13 reasons

I got 13 reasons…

Solo (Turn around)

 

Solo

 

 

I’ve got 13 reasons just to lock the door

I’ve got 13 reasons not to get up off the floor

I’ve got 13 reasons just to stay away

I’ve got 13 reasons with nothin’ more to say

 

Aint got no rhyme or reason can keep me away from you

But give me one good reason that I’m still in love with you

 

 

I got 13 reasons

I got 13 reasons

I got 13 reasons

I got 13 reasons

 

 

I got 13 reasons you’re giving me the blues

The gypsy girl she told me - and it’s written in the news

 

I got 13 reasons

I got 13 reasons

I got 13 reasons

I got 13 reasons…

“ ’Til Death do us Part”

© John Patrick Starling 2014

 

When the (C) Sun’s sinking low at the (F) end of the road

I’ll still (C) hold you close to my (G) heart

We’ll (C) waltz through the town and I’ll (F) spin you around

(C) Dancin’ ’til (G) death do us part (C)

 

Chorus

 

(C) Dancing ’til death do us part

(F) Dancing ’til death do us part(C)

Well the (C) Sun’s sinking low at the end of the road

But we’re (C) dancing ’til (G) death do us part

 

 

When I (C) first met you girl, you be(F)came my whole world

And for a (C) moment time stood still(G)

I (G) gazed in your eyes and I (F) saw the Sun rise

And I (C)knew that I always (G)will

 

Chorus

 

(C) Dancing ’til death do us part

(F) Dancing ’til death do us part(C)

Well the (C) Sun’s sinking low at the end of the road

But we’re (C) dancing ’til (G) death do us part

 

 

When I (C) lost you my girl ’twas the (F) end of my world

I hung your (C)picture from a golden (F) chain

Your (C) love set me free - are you (F) waiting for me?

While I (C) dance to your sad ref(G)rain

 

Chorus

 

(C) Dancing ’til death do us part

(F) Dancing ’til death do us part(C)

Well the (C) Sun’s sinking low at the end of the road

But we’re (C) dancing ’til (G) death do us part

 

 

We’ll the (C) Sun’s sinking low at the (F) end of my road

And I still (C) hold you close to my (G) heart

We still (C) waltz through the town and I (F) spin you around

(C) Dancing ’til (G) death do us (C) part

 

 

 

 

Trains Across our Seoul

© John Patrick Starling 2014

Two trains running, across our Seoul

One of them’s carrying such a heavy load

 

Two trains running, different ways

The nights were short with those endless days

 

Hold your picture in my hand

I’m without you in this beautiful land

 

And the cross-town bus won’t take me there

And the taxi driver (he) don’t know where

And the police man (well) he don’t care

 

Chorus

 

That I need one more ride with you

I need one more night with you

 

Two trains running, across our Seoul

One of them’s carrying such a heavy load

 

Two trains running, different ways

The nights were short with those endless days

 

Hold your picture in my hand

I’m without you in this beautiful land

 

And the cross-town bus won’t take me there

And the taxi driver (he) don’t know where

And the police man (well) he don’t care

 

 

Chorus 2

That I need one more ride with you

I need one more night with you 

 

I need one more ride with you

Wanna spend my life with you (REPEAT)

 

 

 

 

“Wake me up, Noreen”

© John Patrick Starling 2014 

 

Well I’m (F) standing here, all (C) alone 

(F) High above it (C) all

(F) Holding my last (C) breath

And (G) hoping that you’ll (C) call

 

Chorus

(Em) Wake me up, No(C)reen

(F) From the things I haven’t (C) seen

(Em) Wake me up No(C)reen

(Em) From the places that you’ve (C) been

(G) Since I fell asleep in  (F) you

 

Well I (F) waited for you (all) last (C)night 

Out(F)side our apartment (C) door

(F) Strange footsteps on the other (C) side

(G) Walking on our (C) floor

 

 

Chorus

(Em) Wake me up, No(C)reen

(F) From the things I haven’t (C) seen

(Em) Wake me up No(C)reen

(Em) From the places that you’ve (C) been

(G) Since I fell asleep in  (F) you

 

Will you (F) miss me when I’m (C) gone

Will you (F) miss the songs I (C) write

Will you (F) miss me in the (C) morning

After (G) loving him to(C)night

 

Chorus

(Em) Wake me up, No(C)reen

(F) From the things I haven’t (C) seen

(Em) Wake me up No(C)reen

(Em) From the places that you’ve (C) been

(G) Since I fell asleep in  (C) you

 

 

 

 

“When September comes Again”

© John Patrick Starling 2014

 

 

I was walking in the morn’

Through those golden fields of corn

When the memories of you came floodin’ through

 

As I wandered through my mind

Just recounting all the times

That I wish that I had told you “I love you”

 

When September comes again

I’m gonna see you in the glen

I’m gonna smile and laugh and take you by the hand

I’m gonna look you in the eye

We gonna walk in the by and by

We gonna make sweet love like time will have no end

 

When September comes again

I’m gonna see you in the glen

I’m gonna smile and laugh and take you by the hand

I’m gonna look you in the eye

We gonna walk in the by and by

We gonna make sweet love like time will have no end

 

I was walking in the morn’

Through those golden fields of corn

When the memories of you came floodin’ through

 

As I wandered through my mind

Just recounting all the times

That I wish that I had told you “I love you”

 

 

 

 

“White Picket Fences”

© John Patrick Starling 2014

 

I used to wander through the night

Just wishing someone would make it right 

Then I found you alone in the snow

 

And it was cold as it was hot

And it was something and it was not 

The way that they told me life goes

 

Chorus

 

White picket fences

And fancy new cars

Going to dances

And hangin’ round bars

Can’t replace - the heat of that snow 

 

 

We were broken and we were whole

In the moments we stole

I saw a teardrop and wiped it away 

 

Now to day I’m back alone

In my big 4 bedroom home 

The gate is open and I wish you’d come in

 

 

Chorus

 

White picket fences

And fancy new cars

Going to dances

And hangin’ round bars

Can’t replace - the heat of that snow 

 

 

Now 20 years has rolled on by

We’ve caught each other in a lie 

I find myself now - alone in that snow 

 

A fence is running down the line

Between what’s yours and what’s mine 

It was good - but how quickly it goes

 

Chorus

 

White picket fences

And fancy new cars

Going to dances

And hangin’ round bars

Can’t replace - the heat of that snow

 

 

 

 

“Whiskey and Women”

© John Patrick Starling 2014

 

 

Chorus

(E) Women and Whiskey, (A) ’til the day I (E) die

(A) Women and Whiskey, ’til the day I (E) die

I’ll be (B) drinkin’ you in (babe) -(A)-, ’til the well runs (E) dry

 

(E) Half my life in Baltimore (A) half my life on (E) trains

(A) Half my life in a paper cup, half went down the (E) drain

(B) Whiskey and women -(A)-  it’s a sad (E) refrain

 

Chorus

(E) Women and Whiskey, (A) ’til the day I (E) die

(A) Women and Whiskey, ’til the day I (E) die

I’ll be (B) drinkin’ you in (babe) -(A)-, ’til the well runs (E) dry

 

(E) I’d take a shot of you  babe -(A)- to take away my (E) pain 

My (A) lips are dry (babe), won’t you make it (E) rain

(B) Whiskey and women -(A)-  it’s a sad (E) refrain

 

Chorus

(E) Women and Whiskey, (A) ’til the day I (E) die

(A) Women and Whiskey, ’til the day I (E) die

I’ll be (B) drinkin’ you in (babe) -(A)-, ’til the well runs (E) dry

 

(E) Gotta go now little darlin’ -(A)- gotta get on down the (E) road

(A) One more shot of you would help me ease my (E) load

(B) Whiskey and women -(A)- pouring down the road (E)

 

Chorus

(E) Women and Whiskey, (A) ’til the day I (E) die

(A) Women and Whiskey, ’til the day I (E) die

I’ll be (B) drinkin’ you in (babe) -(A)-, ’til the well runs (E) dry

 

 

 

 

“Wild Turkey and Viagra”

© John Patrick Starling 2014

 

 

 

I was standing there smoking and joking with a friend

When an angel in high heels came a sauntering in…

 

She had blue eyes and red lips and long golden locks

And when she bent over the juke box, well the music just stopped.

 

And I said (in a loud clear voice so she’d hear me all the way across the bar)…

Well, I know there’s no one who’s ever loved you right

And if you’ve got a man well he’s in for a fight

 

‘Cause I’m gonna love you like nobody’s loved you

I’m gonna love you for the rest… the rest of the night

 

 

 

 

Utopia Trailer Park Blues

© John Patrick Starling 2015

 

 

I was out camping with a friend of mine

  

We were shootin’ the shit just to pass the time

 

Tellin’ each other stories a’ what we done

 

       

He tried to best me but I beat him hands down

        

20 years at the factory and he’d never left town

                

And when I finished he said boy “what ain’t you done?”

 

Monolgue:

 

And I said - I ain’t never formed cult - but I might…  tonight

And he said - what kind of cult would you form - were you to form said cult.

And I said I - bet you’d like to know - wouldn’t ya

And he just nodded and said uh-huh

And says I….

 

CHORUS

 

 

Just about then the man showed up

                    

As we were sitting there drinkin’ shine from a cup

 

High as any kite you will ever see

 

 

I was just starin’ deep into space

   

When he kicked my leg and shine a light in my face

       

And and cuffed us good and tight to an old pine tree

             

 

He said what you boys doing in these here woods

              

By the looks of ya’ you’re up to no good

           

Better tell the truth  or you won’t like the likes of me…

 

 

Monolgue:

And I said - The truth.  You want the truth - officer?

And he said - If’n you know the truth then spit it out

And I said I -The truth is - that I am a cult leader and I have discovered the promised land

And he said - Is that right?  Just where is promised land?

And says I -

 

 

CHORUS

 

When the morning came we woke up in jail

 

Face down on the floor it was cold as hell

 

And I stumbled to the can to take a good long pee (take a pee)

 

 

And that’s when I noticed that my pants were down

 

And I grabbed my butt and started lookin’ around

 

And saw just a mountain of man blowin’ kisses at me

 

 

Then they came to the cell and took me to the judge

 

And I was still smelling like a funky kind-a-fudge

 

And I raised my right hand as they offered the Bible to me

 

Monologue:

 

And the bailiff said:  Do you swear to tell the truth - the whole truth and nothing but the truth - so help you God.

And I said:  The truth.  I speaks only the truth.  I do.

And the Judge said:  Sit down

And I said:  Mind if I stand?

And he says: I understand you claim to be the leader of a cult who has found the promised land.  What do you have to say for yourself son?

And says I: I am in fact the leader of the cult of which you speak and thus I shall not beg for the mercy of the court in order that you set me free - for I am a free!  My name is Freedom (I. M. Freedom) and so can be your name too.  Here’s all you have to do:

 

 

CHORUS

 

               

Well my wife came down to the county jail

 

She sold an ounce a weed and she posted my bail

              

And she brought along our girl friend Katie-Lee

 

 

Katie worked down at the liquor store

             

And stole us all some whiskey - out the  back door

         

And nobody loved her back door more than me

 

         

Well please don’t judge me as it’s my religion

               

I love two women, meditation and and Bob Dylan

                             

And if you like to watch - we’re on reality TV!

 

CHORUS

 

 

                              CHORUS              

 

Follow me, follow me and behold the wondrous site that we will see

 

Way up yonder on a mountain so high you’ll stand with a beer and tear in your eye

                                                   

And cry “at last, at last” we are free (we are free!)

 

       

Where the girls are all bi and they love to share

           

Everybody smokes weed and nobody cares

              

And the whiskey runs down the river cold and free (cold and free!)

  

 

                      

Where there’s no religion and there ain’t no killin’

           

Everybody meditates and loves Bob Dylan

          

And nobody gives a damn what’s on tv (no tv!)

 

 

 

Well you might ask “where is this place?”

 

I can see the doubt written on your face

                             

Well if you want to know you’ll have to follow me (follow me)

 

 

                                              

Follow me, follow me and behold the wondrous site that we will see

 

 

Way up yonder on a mountain so high you’ll stand with a beer and tear in your eye

                                                             

And cry “at last, at last” we are free (we are free!)