nickel and rose

Americana

Track Listing: 

  1. Dog River 
  2. Americana
  3. Moving Pianos 
  4. Life goes on
  5. Hard Day’s Work

Lyrics

"Dog River"

Dog river runs so cool, runs so cold when it runs for you
Dog river runs so cool, runs so cold when it runs for you
you, you, you

Green Mountains sky so blue, standing over me and you
you, you, you

Should the mountains fall and the river run dry, I walk a hundred
miles to be at your side
side, side, side

Dog river runs so cool, runs so cold when it runs for you

"Americana"

If I wasn’t standing on this stage would you wonder why i was here
Would you ask me if I was lost or if I came to sell you pills
Well I thought this was for everyone, not just a few
But I guess you won’t be satisfied til’ it all belongs to you
Americana

I guess that’s why it’s called Americana

Sister Rosetta Made this land for me and you
Stolen by a man from Tennessee with blue suede shoes
He made it look so easy and you all call him the King
But what about the folks who wrote those songs he loved to sing
Americana

There Ain’t no room for me in Americana
Ain’t no room for me in Americana
I don’t wanna be in Americana

Oh so many years ago i used to have a home
But then somewhere along the way lost everything i owned
The instruments from Africa are no longer for me
Just like the songs we sang when we all wanted to be free
Americana

There ain’t no room for me in Americana
Ain’t no room for me in Americana
And I don’t want to be in Ameriana

Oh so many years ago i used to have a home
But then somewhere along the way lost everything i owned
And these things don’t just happen
And i just can’t believe
Somebody else’s version of my own history
Americana

But I guess that’s why it’s called Americana
There ain’t no room for me in Americana
And i don’t want to be in Americana

"Moving Pianos"

We all need a place to sit and drink,
it’s getting hard to find these days I think.
Cause there’s people round, I don’t want to see
Cause when I do I think of what they think of me

Lo and behold, watching the dark night sky
it’s beautiful, everything she hold inside,
I think that I’m alive, I think that I’m alive.

We all need a place to call our home,
somewhere safe, outside the storm.
What if home’s just a memory?
Nothings gonna bring him back to me.

Lo and behold, watching the dark night sky
it’s beautiful, everything she hold inside,
I think that I’m alive, I think that I’m alive.
I think that I’m alive, I think that I’m alive
I think that I’m alive, I think that I’m alive

I remember when I fell for you,
all I could see were the stars shining through.
There’s things we can’t do alone,
Like move pianos and bury those who’ve gone.

Lo and behold, watching the dark night sky
it’s beautiful, everything she hold inside,
I think that I’m alive, I think that I’m alive.
I think that I’m alive, I think that I’m alive

"Life Goes On"

We don’t get along so well
The two of us just don’t see eye to eye
We must be under some old spell
That makes it hard for us to even try
You’re an angel without wings
trying to find them in a bottle of wine
I’ve got a devil
On my shoulder telling me it’s going to be just fine

If I don’t walk away
And you don’t got nothin’ to say
Then we can last another day
And life goes on…

I must have given up somewhere
To tell the truth I don’t remember why
You don’t tell me where you’ve been
You don’t even see the need to lie
But if there’s a way for you and me
to give this thing called love another chance
Then let’s go out tomorrow night
I still remember how you loved to dance

So before you walk away
There’s something that I need to say
Yeah I still miss you every day
That life goes on..
So before you walk away
There’s something that I need to say
Yeah I still need you every day
That life goes on

I want to grow old with you baby
The way we live we may not last that long
I hope I go before you do
Although I know you’d hate to be alone

But if I should pass away
Don’t fall on your knees and pray
Just know I’m gonna be okay
And life goes on…
If I should pass away
Don’t fall on your knees and pray
Just know you’re gonna be okay
And life goes on…

"Hard Day’s Work"

Sit with me my Anna
On a cold day in march
Up on the reservoir, with a bottle of whiskey
Today we know who we are

Drive with me my Anna
To a beach outside of town
Ill quit my job and we’ll live her forever
Or at least we’ll live here for now

You are beautiful my Anna
At a bar on Christmas Eve
With tears streaming down our faces
There’s no where else we should be

It’s a hard day’s work,
to be mesmerized by clouds
or an open country road
It’s a hard day’s work,
to see beauty when it’s found,
in the broken people of the earth

Sit with me my Anna
On a cold day in march
Up on the reservoir, with a bottle of whiskey
Today we know who we are
Today we know who we are
Today we know who we are