Ordinary Queen

Come for the weekend -- Stay for all time
You bring the movie -- I’ll bring the wine
Talking for hours in the night
Then I’ll light a fire -- And stoke the flame
We’ll wrap in a blanket -- And watch the rain 
I know that it ain’t much but it’s true

I don’t know if you could ever want these things
But for now you’re my Ordinary Queen


We’ll rise in the morning -- And feel the sun
Warming our bodies -- And when we’re done
We’ll pick up the paper -- In the yard
And I’ll get the comics -- You’ve got the style
I’ll fix the coffee -- You rest awhile
I know that it ain’t much but it’s true

I don’t know if you could ever want these things
But for now you’re my Ordinary Queen


Then maybe later -- We’ll go for a drive
And ain’t it good girl -- To be alive
We’ll see just how far this ride can go
And I’ll hit the pedal -- And do my part
To make the excitement -- Race to the heart
I know that it ain’t much but it’s true

I don’t know if you could ever want these things
But for now you’re my Ordinary Queen


Ordinary Queen -- She wants those ordinary things



Dance With Me

Left me when he was only 3 -- Wasn’t what I was supposed to be -- Set out to start a whole new life -- This time I’d try to get it right
Come home every night just me and you alone -- Again

Suitors they came again in time -- And they recited all their lines -- Met her when he was only 5 -- Took all these years to come alive -- And the words she whispered in my ear still guide my mind

Promise you’ll always dance with me
And that you’ll never want to be
The kind of lover -- Who comes home every night

and leaves 

{You don’t need no money for romance 
You don’t have to get dressed up to dance -- Just hold me close -- And baby you ‘ll find -- Lovin' is a state of mind}

Now he’s almost 21 -- Most of the hardest part is done
The gifts the same each time of year -- Never take one step out of here -- Just dance the night away just you and me alone -- Again

Promise you’ll always dance with me
And that you’ll never want to be
The kind of lover -- Who comes home every night

And leaves -- The kind of lover -- Who comes home every night and leaves


Promise you'll always dance with me


"What did he say?"

Along the way

On along the lost long highway 
You and I we smiled and turned away
On the road to separate cities 
All the friends say what a pity

And even though the day -- Was hot with sun we melted flowers
And even though the day -- Was wet with rain we drowned in showers
What if there was -- What if there was -- What if there was a toll to pay?


Warning signs do not ignore
Travel on a lonely detour
Open road with caution yellow
Looking for a perfect hello

And even though the day -- Was hot with sun we melted flowers
And even though the day -- Was wet with rain we drowned in showers
What if there was -- What if there was -- What if there was a toll to pay?


{All along the way -- We snapped the stills of what went by
Looking back today -- I can decide -- That I enjoyed the ride along the way}

And even though the day -- Was hot with sun we melted flowers
And even though the day -- Was wet with rain we drowned in showers
What if there was -- What if there was -- So what if there was a toll to pay?


Along the way

Walks On Water

He comes down -- And walks on water
He comes down -- And stands by me
He comes down -- And seals the offer
He comes down - And forgives me



Down to the water -- Down to the sea
So many questions -- Inside of me
Know that you love me -- And that love is blind
Cause you did the sentence -- When I did the crime



She comes down -- And walks of water
She comes down -- And stands by me
She comes down -- And seals the offer
She comes down -- And forgives me



Down to the water -- Down to the sea
So many questions -- Inside of me
Know that you love me -- And that love is blind
Cause you did the sentence -- When I did the crime



You gave redemption -- Now we’re doing fine








Second Gear

Drove a million miles and now I finally see
A life inside your head ain’t what’s supposed to be
I’m gonna leave tonight -- And get away from here
But why am I always stuck in second gear?

I wanna break free
I wanna break free from all that's old
I wanna break free from all the demons in my soul
I wanna shift gears -- And bust outta here
I wanna break free now -- Out of second gear


You're on your mark get ready you set and you go
You live your life so fast but you're a little to slow
For once I'm gonna stear -- And finally take the wheel
Say goodbye to a time and place that -- Stole the years

I'm gonna break free
I'm gonna break free from all that's old
I'm gonna break free from all the demons in my soul
I'm gonna shift gears --And bust outta here
I'm gonna break free now -- Out of second gear


{I'm gonna break all the shackles, chains and walls
Shatter doubt with wrecking balls
Pop the clutch for all to hear
And shift my life -- From second gear}

For once I'm gonna steer -- And finally take the wheel
And hear that engine roar and -- Tires squeal

And break free
I'm gonna break free from all that's old
I'm gonna break free from all the demons in my soul
I'm gonna shift gears -- And bust outa here
I'm gonna break free now -- Out of second gear


It's all to me now -- Just wait and you'll see how
I'm gonna break free now -- Out of Second Gear

Second Gear

Valentine

Every time I look into the sky 
I begin to wonder why
Of all the stars that could have caught my eye 
Yours just seemed to shine so bright

Every night I simply prayed 
All the other stars would fade
And you’d realize -- That I’m your guy 
And shine on only me -- So the futures clear to see

You’re my Valentine
Come to me tonight
You’re the reason all of the stars in the sky
They fade when you’re with me


{I woke from a dream -- To wonder where you are
Looked up to the sky -- And saw my shooting star}

You’re my Valentine
Come to me tonight
You’re the reason all of the stars in the sky 
They fade when you’re with me  

They fade when you’re with me

Keep me Company

This could be the one forever -- Only time can tell you see
But if you’re wondering what I think baby
You should keep me company

The winds of change are here forever -- This I know to be
But if you’re wondering what I think baby 
You should keep me company

This could be the one forever
But only time can tell you see
And if you’re wondering what I think baby
You should keep me company


With mountains high and valleys low -- Down this road we’ll try, try to grow
And if you’re wondering what I think baby
You should keep me company

{Look up to the sky -- Look up and you’ll see
You and I belong -- To eternity}

This river’s strong and wild and free -- To keep afloat we’ll try, try to be
And if you’re wondering what I think baby
You should keep me company

This could be the one for ever
But only time can tell you see
And if you’re wondering what I think baby
You should keep me company


If you’re wondering what I want baby
You should keep me company
Baby keep me company


Keep me Company

Work In Progress

Put it in a file now -- Under nice surprise
I met him on a park bench -- Under cloudy skies
He must have been a hundred years -- He fed the pigeons everyday -- He always had a smile now -- And good things to say

{I asked who gave him -- His good attitude
And broke the silence -- And the peaceful solitude
He told me son now -- I’m tell you
Say these 5 words -- Is all you got to do}

I’M A WORK IN PROGRESS -- Steady as she rolls
I’M A WORK IN PROGRES -- Watch me go


Said his favorite story was -- About the tortoise and the Hare -- If you’re always in a hurry boy -- You never getcha anywhere

{I asked him Sir now -- What should I do
He thought a moment -- All the way through
He told me son now -- I’m telling you
Say these 5 words -- Is all you got to do}

I’M A WORK IN PROGRESS -- Steady as she rolls
I’M A WORK IN PROGRES -- Watch me go

{You might be thinking -- I’m wasting me time
How many times -- Have I heard that line
They might be saying -- The same thing to you
Listen to the music -- Is all you got to do}

Suddenly it hit me -- And starting making sense
If you’re living like the Hare now -- Ya never getch any rest -- And when you think it’s over boy -- And nothing left to do -- Just think about the old man -- And where is going to

{They say good things come -- To those who will wait
And don’t you settle -- For those things second rate
Well I’ve been waiting -- Half my life at least
You might say I’m half finished -- Or just starting on a master piece

Cause I’m a WORK IN PROGRESS --Steady as she rolls
I’m a WORK IN PROGRESS -- Watch me go

Angelene

Written long before the day -- I knew just what I would say
When I saw your smiling face looking at me
Hello baby pretty girl -- Welcome to this crazy world
Hope you’ll love me just the way that I love you


Angelene

Come on honey sit with me -- Just the two of us for tea
Pretty ribbon in your hair all full of curls
There ain’t nothin’ you could say -- Ever make me go away
Don’t you know that I would sadly die for you


Angelene

{And in between -- Your sweet 16
I’ll shout it to the world -- And thank my lucky stars above cause baby it’s a girl}


You should know that I can’t wait -- For the time of our first date
Just the two of us we’re walking hand in hand


So you’ll know that when I’m gone -- What is right and what is wrong
Never settling for someone just because
And if you choose to walk that isle -- You will see a tear and smile


Thank you for the joy you brought into my life


Good Run

You don’t have to wonder any more
All the reasons why -- And all the reasons for
You don’t have to worry about the choice
I’ve known it all along -- And heard it in your voice

{Been through it before -- Still don’t know why
We hang on till the moment -- That we die}

We had a good run -- No one can say
We wasted our time -- When we played


And you don’t have to play the same old song
Just because you want -- For us to get along
And you don’t have to worry about the day
You never even want -- To have it anyway

{Been through it before -- Still don’t know why
We hang on till the moment -- That we die}

We had a good run -- No one can say
We wasted our time -- When we played


And you don’t have to wish that it would be
It’s always been right there -- For everyone to see
So take it to the highest place you can
Knowing that I’ll all -- Ways be your biggest fan

{Been through it before -- Still don’t know why
We hang on till the moment -- That we die}

We had a good run -- No one can say
We wasted our time -- When we played





Vegas Dream

Promised if she came with me that we would get our kicks -- And so I fired up the Chevrolet and I hopped on 66 -- We had a cooler full of Gatorade and sandwiches we’d make -- We traveled 80 in the slowest lane and slept in super 8’s

She asked if we could see the canyon and the water and the dam -- I said yes but only if it’s gonna make me a better man -- I wondered what the hell would happen if we turned and went back home -- Then saw a sign there right on time we’ve on 40 miles to go
We came upon a wedding chapel and she looked at me and said -- Someone really ought to tell them that the King of Rock and Roll is dead -- The deserts got a life that lives below and comes around at night -  Just like the gamblers and the prostitutes that slither in the light

{But fortunes just ahead -- I can see the promised land
Lighting up the sky -- Just above the fire and sand}

Oh oh -- I’ve got to go
Gonna leave it all behind and start again
Say that you will come with me and there will never be no pain
Love is just a game -- Like any other game



Now Jimmy’s got an uncle said he’ll teach us all the ropes -- On how to calculate the odds and how to slide along the slopes -- He said the trick is not to wonder if you’ll sleep with lady luck -- But rather knowin’ when she’s flirting boy and knowin’ when she’ll f*ck
We got a little place a fix me up beyond the county line And had baby a month ago -- And both are doing fine
The desert's taken many lives -- It's hotter there than hell -- At night a snake will crawl against you just a warmin’ up his shell

{But fortunes just ahead -- I can see the promised land
Lighting up the sky -- Just above the fire and sand}

Oh oh -- I’ve got to go
Gonna leave it all behind and start again
Say that you will come with me and there will never be no pain


Love is just a game -- Like any other game


She asked if we could live here like a normal family
And start a separate bank account for our little girl Katie -- I swore I’d never ever touch that cash I’d rather bait a shark -- Until the day when all the lights went out and left us standing in the dark -- Now it’s down to one last number, one last card and one last die -- And the places we call home have all been banned and you know why -- They say the desert makes a man believe in things that just aren’t there
Like this Vegas Dream for you and I that vanished in the air  

Oh oh -- I've got to go
Gonna leave it all behind and start again

Say that you will come with me and there will never be

no pain


Love is just a game -- Like any other game


A Night's Sweet Fortune

1947 -- Was a troubled year
Down in Mississippi -- This I what I hear
A man could lose a fortune -- A man could lose a life
Sleepin' with the devil or -- A colored wife.

But he was born to love her -- And that's a fact
She was born to leave him -- Then take him back
And the night's sweet fortune -- Was all in vain
They conceived in love a child -- And gave away
They gave away --  They gave away


Martin was a gamblin' -- Politician's son
He lived between the shadows -- And the sherrif's gun
He liked to play the ponies -- He liked to spin the wheel
And now he's got himself so deep -- He's gotta make a deal

Cause he was born to love her -- And that's a fact
She was born to leave him -- Then take him back
And the night's sweet fortune -- Was all in vain
They conceived in love a child -- And gave away
They gave away -- They gave away

{He swore he loved her -- But had to pay
He swore he’d find her -- Again someday
And now is fortune -- Is gone today
1947 was - The year his debt and daughter went away}

Some folks blame the Father -- And the Father's son
Some folks blame the Southland -- And the way it’s done Me I blame the gambler -- A cruel but simple fact
He gave away his fortune -- Now he lives to get her back 

Cause he was born to love her -- And that's a fact
She was born to leave him -- Then take him back
And the night's sweet fortune -- Was all in vain
They conceived in love a child -- And gave away 
They gave away -- They gave away
Fortunes come and now it’s gone away



Middle of the Night

Come down to the river for a while
Steamboats full moon people dressed in style
She enters toward the crowd upon the stairs
To watch desire feaster from the glares

But to me she’s like a knife
When the whole world looks so bright
I might be cut lose tonight in my head
And I’ll hold on till the dawn -- Hoping you’ll be all gone
In the middle of the night -- In the middle of the night -In the middle of the night


She peers across the room with those red eyes
And pulls the me toward her spinning lies
Before the fly gets nervous it’s too late
This Femme Fatale has sealed it’s deadly fate

But to me she’s like a knife
When the whole world looks so bright
I might be cut lose tonight in my head
And I’ll hold on till the dawn -- Hoping you’ll be all gone
In the middle of the night -- In the middle of the night -In the middle of the night


Another time I might have failed this test
To whom it may concern it’s for the best
Beware the Ides of March someone did sigh
Tonight in love another heart will die

And to me she’s like a knife
When the whole world looks so bright
I might be cut lose tonight in my head
And I’ll hold on till the dawn -- Hoping you’ll be all gone
In the middle of the night -- In the middle of the night

In the middle of the night


In the Middle of the Night

40 Below

Don’t know the reason they sent you away --A crucified villain -- We all had to pay -- Afraid -- But not anymore

Lilly white tiger and white feathered bird -- Were loved by all men but were shattered with words
Afraid -- But not any more

So give me a sign tonight 
Show me the way to fight
Tell me what I need to know
When it’s near 40 below
And there’s nowhere to go
And you’re all alone in this world tonight


Come to the church and we’ll sit in the pew -- We’ll ask for forgiveness he’ll know what to do -- Afraid -- But not anymore

So give me a sign tonight 
Show me the way to fight
Tell me what I need to know
When it’s near 40 below
And there’s nowhere to go
And you’re all alone in this world tonight


{I’ve often heard of the calm before storms -- And little much grows without rain -- If these things are true then I know that I’ve not -- Spent all those days in vain -- Not afraid anymore -- Not afraid anymore -- Not afraid -- In this world tonight}

Tell me again now so I’ll understand 
The reason you set free the bird in your hand -- Afraid -- But not anymore
There’s just one more thing that I need to know -- The reason you sent me down here all alone
Afraid -- But not anymore

But give me a sign tonight
Show me the way to fight
Tell me what I need to know
When it’s near 40 below
And there’s nowhere to go


So you’re not alone in this world tonight







​​What do you say?

Scary movies riding a roller coaster
They’re not for me I said but can I still come over
Do you ski I asked she said that she does not
You can keep your snow I’d much prefer it hot

They say opposites attract -- Now I know that it’s a fact

I’d like to be -- Down by the sea 
With a -- Steel drum band bangin’ out Bob Marley
Toes in the sand -- Working on our tan
Watching the sun set every night -- And every day
What do you say?


She likes to dive head first I like to dip my toe
I tried to make a plan she said come on just go
I took her for a steak the staff was loud and rude
She’s rather stay in bed and order Chinese food   

They say opposites attract -- Now I know that it’s a fact

I’d like to be -- Down by the sea 
With a -- Steel drum band bangin’ out Bob Marley
Toes in the sand -- Working on our tan
Watching the sun set every night -- And every day
What do you say?


{On the surface it appears -- We’re so different oh my dear
Don’t worry if things go wrong -- Cause for you I wrote this song}

And I’d like to be -- Down by the sea 
With a -- Steel drum band bangin’ out Bob Marley
Toes in the sand -- Working on our tan
Watching the sun set every night -- And every day
What do you say?

You Might Believe

Little John was funny -- When it came his time to leave
Looking for his honey -- And for something to believe

{Stared into forever -- Looking for a glimmer of doubt
Stayed right through Summer -- Cause he didn’t want to leave her without}

Autumn it just seemed time -- For the two of them to make an escape -- Laurie Ann would go for -- Her degree in law out of the state

{Stared into forever -- Looking for a glimmer of doubt
Stayed right through Summer -- Cause she didn’t want to leave her without}

Listen to the rain -- In my shiny silver Maverick
Groovin’ too the rhythm and the beating of my heart
If you stay -- You might just as will admit it
You might believe in love


Talked about forever -- But they both came from divorce
Said they didn’t believe -- In a marriage as a matter of course

{Stared into forever -- Looking for a glimmer of doubt
Stayed right through Summer -- Cause They didn’t want to leave without}

Listen to the rain -- In my shiny silver Maverick
Groovin’ too the rhythm and the beating of my heart
If you stay -- You might just as will admit it
You might believe in love


{You might just as well admit it -- Stayin' forever now You might believe -- In love}

Little John was funny -- When he came to say goodbye
He started just a laughin’ -- Before he knew it he had started to cry

{He stared into her windows -- Hoping for some more
When thunder started beating - It began to pour}

So listen to the rain -- In my shiny silver Maverick
Groovin’ too the rhythm and the beating of my heart
If you stay -- You might just as will admit it -- You might believe in love


{You might just as well admit it -- Stayin' forever now
You might believe in love -- You might believe in love}

Once Upon A Time In The West

Think of -- A place in time
Where beauty did surround me
Eagles fly -- And mountains high
And rivers were the way

And for one sweet moment -- You were mine and

Time stood still for a rest -- But the evening showers Drown young flowers -- Once upon a time in the west

Can’t you see -- We’re dancing free
Toward the great unknown
Searching for -- A piece of land
Cause we all need a home

And the trip was made -- With wagons on the range Homestead life -- Was beautiful and strange -- We survived --With courage and with love
But sometimes that’s just not enough

And for one sweet moment -- You were mine and
Time stood still for a rest
But the evening showers -- Drown young flowers
Once upon a time in the west


{Yippie Ti-Yi Yi-Yay -- Yippie Ti-Yi Yi-Yay
When the Thunder calls -- A wagon falls
We’re fighting for a life together - Now}

Thinking of -- A place in time
Where beauty did surround me
Close my eyes -- And think of you
Cause beauty’s always free

And for one sweet moment -- You were mine and

Time stood still for a rest --But the evening showers Drown young flowers -- Once upon a time in the west In the west


Once upon a time in the west