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Highway of Shadows

Track Listing:

  1. Lisa’s Song
  2. Turn Around
  3. I Know Better
  4. In the Night’s White Noise
  5. Alone In the City
  6. My Love Is Yours
  7. Unknown Call
  8. Witching Well
  9. Glory Never Comes
  10. Highway of Shadows

Lyrics

"Lisa’s Song"

You are going back to Richmond
Too much time out on the road
Me, I’m pushing to the sunset
My course moves on, it doesn’t slow

Give my, give my, give my regards to Lisa
‘Cause I can’t tell her on my own

You can tell her that I say
She’s the one who got away
And if she wonders how I’ve been
Tell her that I sing for her in every lonely bar that I play in

Give my, give my, give my regards to Lisa
‘Cause I can’t tell her on my own
Give my, give my, give my regards to Lisa
When you find your way back home

On and on I go
A restless heart
For another day

In the air, my song
Sends all of my love
From so far away

Give my, give my
My regards to Lisa
Give my, give my
My regards to Lisa

Give my regards to Lisa

"Turn Around"

From where I stand
I can see everything
All of your secrets hidden no more

From where you are
On my horizon
Shine like the angel that I knew before

Oh, shine like the angel that I knew before

How can I know
What goes on inside you
How could so much be left up to chance

I want to be strong
Protect you and hide you
From all of the ills that tarnish our souls

Oh, all of the ills that tarnish our souls

Can we try to be forgiving
Can we just pretend forgetting
Turn around – let’s try this one more time

It feels like loss of virtue
Strike first so no one can hurt you
Where is the love we used to know

We can go on together
Tonight can be forever
Turn around – do not go

"I Know Better"

How many times will you look right through me
With your stare so far away
Complications makin’ every day so gloomy

I pour another shot to take away the sorrow
Maybe the sun will shine tomorrow

But I know
I know better

I hear your happy words in my memory
I recall the roses on your cheeks
Accusations only led to misery

I’ll have another taste to take away the sorrow
Maybe the sun will shine tomorrow

There is no right or wrong, no worse or no better
Our love just lingers like bad weather

But I know, uh huh
I know better, I do
But I know, uh huh
I know better

Is today the day you notice me again
Will you say hello before I do
Conversation needs just one word to begin

I’ll take another toke to take away the sorrow
Maybe the sun will shine tomorrow

But I know, uh huh
I know better, I do
But I know, uh huh
I know better, I do

I know better

"In the Night’s White Noise"

Crawling through the night
Starting fires and keeping souvenirs
I’m on your trail
I smell your smoke
And I know you’re near
I feel it in my bones
I can hear you in the night’s white noise

Transforming by day
Just another face in the crowd
You’re never far away
A silent sapper
Waiting to be loud
I feel it in my bones
I can hear you in the night’s white noise

Foreshadowing your hand
Telltale with your clues
Broken silence in the undertone
I will find you – and you will lose

Crawling through the night
Starting fires and keeping souvenirs
But I’m on your trail
And I breathe your smoke
Do you know I’m near
Do you feel it in your bones
Do you hear me – in the night’s white noise

"Alone in the City"

One more deceiver left me high and dry
Asked me to free her then she told me goodbye
One more dark shadow in the flickering light
The rain doesn’t matter
I’ll just stay here tonight

One more night alone in the city
Alone in the city

She told me her story and I told her mine
We shared some glory over burgundy wine
She took all my lovin’ when I couldn’t say no
Then drug my heart down as low as it’d go

One more night alone in the city
Alone in the city

Oh, I’m never going to learn
Never going to learn to take it slow
Oh no, now I’m going to be
Now I’m going to be all alone

Bourbon is tasteless and my food is so bland
Time drags along with a broke hour hand
I knew not to love you, I knew not to start
You left me dumbfounded with chains on my heart

One more night alone in the city
One more night alone in the city
One more night alone in the city
Alone in the city

"My Love is Yours"

I was reaching blindly
Falling down, falling down, falling down
Down to the bottom

Baby, then you found me
And saved me, saved me, saved me
From myself

I felt the fire of one night in your arms
Perfect like never before
How quickly you took my heart

My love is yours

Baby, won’t you stay with me
And hold me, hold me, hold me
Never let me go

Baby, did you hear me
Calling out, calling out, calling out
Out from the dark, oh

I could never replace your breath on my face
All of my dreams are yours
Never give back my heart

My love is yours

Feel the heat, never let me go
Feel my heart racing as we go
You led me out of the dark

My love is yours

"Unknown Call"

Unknown call
I don’t take all
But I answered yours
A forgotten voice
Familiar in my ear
The love that we had
The good and the bad
The memory made me smile

There’s no turning back from love

A second chance
At lost romance
A hope for love
I want so much to know
Your heart has changed
You say it’s true
That you knew
I was the only one

There’s no turning back from love

Tenderness
A closed-eye kiss
And I’m on my own
The misty night
A mirror of my heart
You played the same
Cold hearted game
Oh, if I’d only known

There’s no turning back for love

You just don’t recognize
When true love holds you tightly
Letting go now that I know

There’s no turning back for love

"Witching Well"

I was entranced when you said
One more kiss and you could raise the dead
Then I saw through clouded eyes
A ghostly moon rise into the sky

Oh, I was in your spell

You made me a believer
At the witching well

Sleepless nights, endless days
One more kiss and then it’s here I’ll stay
‘Cause you possess my very soul
With promises of more rock and roll

Oh, you’ve got me in your spell

You made me a believer
At the witching well

Oh, you’ve got me in your spell (can’t you tell)

You made me a believer
At the witching well

You made me a believer
At the witching well

"Glory Never Comes"

All chewed up, spit out and hosed off of the sidewalk like a stain
Dripping wet and laughing at the rain
I’m so damn tired of all the memories that echo in my brain
Flashing, fleeting, never still

Missing, wishing for some time that went away from me too soon
Like a breath upon a breeze
Seeking sense, but nothing’s sensible to my eyes anymore
Set aside a stone for me

Sometimes it feels just like a dream
How will I know when it’s over
You are welcome for my wonder years
Here in the dark
There’s still a spark
In my heart
In my heart

All in all, and with no time for doubt
With all my heart and soul
And sometimes without

I heard the rhythm calling in the drums
Marched off to glory, but

Glory never comes, glory never comes
Glory never comes, glory never comes
Glory never comes
Glory never comes

"Highway of Shadows"

Where I go
None can follow
When I leave
All the love that I’ve ever known will be left behind
On a highway of shadows
With no peace of mind

Someday, son
You’ll try to follow
And on your chase
You’ll find that the only road is the one you ride on your own
On a highway of shadows
Some souls are born to roam

A reflection of myself
A better me than I ever was
The nobleness of my soul
Is in your heart

You go alone
And none can follow
And all the love that you’ve ever known will be left behind
On a highway of shadows
In search of peace of mind

On a highway of shadows
In search of peace of mind