silver lake 66

Ragged Heart

Tracklisting:

  1. Blue Earth County
  2. Ragged Heart
  3. Broken
  4. Faded Tattoo
  5. Tender
  6. Check Out to Cash
  7. Hard Thing to Do
  8. Like a River

Lyrics

"Blue Earth County"

Well… I sat down, and looked around, La Brea Avenue
I felt the heat on that big bench seat
It seems to burn right through,
San Joaquin, god I need your freeway number five
I need to find my blessing before I lose my mind

The sun ain’t hot, it rains a lot, but I don’t mind at all
I got my friends, they always lend a hand if I should fall
But we hear the wind, it pulls us in
Thank god that I’ve got you
I need to find my blessing, it’s all I need to do

If I knew it was this hard, I would have stayed in Blue Earth County
With Derrick and the Dominos to satisfy my mind

Now the news is fake, they’re on the take, and screaming on TV
Knockin’ on the door, they yell for more I just can’t make ‘em leave
If I let ‘em in, they smell like sin, but as far I can see
I need to find my blessing, it’s the only thing I need

If I knew it was this hard, I would have stayed in Blue Earth County
with Derrick and the Dominos to satisfy my mind

I’ve traveled a thousand miles so I can find
I need to find my blessing before I lose my mind
I need to find my blessing before I lose my mind

"Ragged Heart"

It was three o’clock in the morning
You were sittin’ on top of the world
I was there bleary eyed drinking coffee
Listening to your mind in a whirl

You never told me life would be easy,
You didn’t tell me I would get the blues
My ragged heart can’t wait any longer
If I had the chance, I’d run right back to you

These dark rainy nights have me worried I haven’t seen nor heard a word from you
The nights go by hour by hour
I only hope your love for me were true

You never told me life would be easy,
You didn’t tell me I would get the blues
My ragged heart can’t wait any longer
If I had the chance, I’d run right back to you

The whiskey and the bright lights are a callin’
They sing your name sweeter than I could
If by chance you ask for forgiveness
I’ll forget the bad and hold onto to the good

My ragged heart can’t wait any longer
If I had the chance I’d run right back to you

"Broken"

I watch myself unravel
on the concrete and the gravel
lost the notion, of time and space
The mirror’s playing tricks on me,
I can’t believe that I’ve just seen
The man, who’s taken my place

Because I’m broken, just a token,
of the man I used to be before I was broken

I think I need a drink or two
Is this the best that I can do
I feel I’m sliding on down
I’ll smoke ‘em if you got ‘em
‘cuz I think I hit the bottom
I’m in pieces laying on the ground

Because I’m broken, just a token,
of the man I used to be before I was broken

There’s up and down and slow and fast
There’s north and south and first and last
I’m a match that’s burnt and smoking

Because I’m broken

The sun and moon they laugh at me
They taunt me ‘cuz I just can’t see
The difference of day and night
Gravity don’t fail me now
I need my feet stuck to the ground
I think I’ll fade out of sight

Because I’m Broken . . .

"Faded Tattoo"

What’s the point of letting go,
If you free fall to a new low
It hit me hard, but I fall slow, hey baby
Falling through the safety net,
like the other folks out here I’ve met
I can tell you that I’m not dead yet, hey baby

Sleepin’ on the pavement, staring down the cool cement
If it were not for my old dog, I’d be so cold
Feeling lonely and blue, I reach out for you
I’ve got nothing left but this old faded tattoo

What if we went back in time
Stumbling right across that line
Things you had now they’re mine, hey baby

Sleepin’ on the pavement, staring down the cool cement
If it were not for my old dog, I’d be so cold
Feeling lonely and blue, I reach out for you
I’ve got nothing left but this old faded tattoo

I’ve got nothing left but this old faded tattoo
I’ve got nothing left but this old faded tattoo

"Tender"

The heart is so tender, so easy to see
What was I thinking, foolish me
The heart is so tender, so easily crushed
I thought it was better, but it’s taken too much

The heart is so tender

The heart is so tender, so easily hurt
It can be broken by unkind words
The heart is so tender, if you let down your guard
Unmet expectation, they can be so damn hard

The heart is so tender

Go for the whiskey to ease your pain
Maybe some wine now, to calm that brain
Who gets to decide now, who’s to blame

The heart is so tender

"Check Out to Cash"

I watched you, come up for air again
I watched you, slip on down again
The chances that we’re taking
are just chances that we blew away again

Six AM, Don’t come on like a friend
Till 4pm, your life don’t start again
It’s the smell of beer and cigarettes
That welcomes you back to your home again

Make the check out to cash, don’t forget to sign it
I might like to sell it, if you might like to buy it
We can pick up all the pieces in the morning
When we both see again

All you need, are things that you can’t have
But you can’t see, if you just turn your back
You’ve always got your medicine
To help you drown the noise of all the pain

Make the check out to cash, don’t forget to sign it
I might like to sell it, if you might like to buy it
We can pick up all the pieces in the morning
When we both see again

"Hard Thing to Do"

I wore my shoes out looking for you now
In every single corner of this town
I looked high and I looked low
All the places that we’d go
I guess I’ll just wait here by the phone

I can stand the time I spend here on my own
I can even stand the thought of being alone
But I can’t stand the thought to you
Out there with someone new
I’m at my wits end, what else can I do

It’s a hard thing to do, that’s loving you
It’s a hard thing, it’s a hard thing to do

I can hide in this empty house until dawn
And talk to you like you were never gone
With the morning comes the fact
That you won’t be coming back
I’m broken hearted, and I can’t hide from that

It’s a hard thing to do, that’s loving you
It’s a hard thing, it’s a hard thing to do

"Like a River"

She was looking pretty good man, it was looking like a good plan
A perfect angel had come to you.
But now you’ve got yourself a big mess, you need an answer or a good guess
That’s not an angel you’re talking to

There’s a plastic Jesus in a midnight service,
the neon light makes a young man nervous
I know, it’s only for a while

Like a river she rolls, like a river like you’re drowning in her arms
Pulls you ‘neath the surface, in the quicksand of her charms
Like a river she rolls, like a river like you’re drowning in her soul
Pulls your head down under, drifting in the undertow
Like a river she rolls

Well your life was like a side show, with a carnival and freakshow
You’re the ringmaster in the light
But your dreams are made of silver, that don’t mean they glitter
You’re the clown she finds in the light

And this city of angels that your call your lover
gonna spit you out and reach out for another
and I know, it’s only for a while

She was looking pretty good man,
it was looking like a good plan
a perfect angel had come to you

"Broken Dreams and Cigarettes"

Broken dreams and cigarettes, and bittersweet lies
Whispered to your fingertips while the tears fall from your eyes
You’re drinking in the afternoon and staying up all night
With your broken dreams and cigarettes, until the morning light

Broken dreams and cigarettes – Ooh, Ooh

You’re boarding a Greyhound Bus, it’s time to leave this town
Not sure where you’re going, but you hope your glory bound
Listen to the driver tap her fingers on the wheel
Broken dreams and cigarettes, she knows how you feel
Broken dreams and Cigarettes – Ooh, Ooh

You’re blowing smoke rings in the air
You toss your head back like you just don’t care
Your tattered relationships come to a bitter end
But you look like you could use a friend
Broken dreams . . .

Albuquerque, San Antone, or maybe Saskatoon
You choose the one that’s farthest, so you don’t come back to soon
You glide across the dance floor in your shiny boots tonight
You paint a sunny picture as if everything’s alright
Broken dreams and Cigarettes – Ooh, Ooh
Broken dreams

"Such a Mess"

Baby, you are such a mess
But I love you I must confess
The day is long, and you find no rest
Baby you are such a mess

Darlin, you won’t even try
The wind is strong and the water’s high
You’re on the ground when you need to fly
Darlin, you won’t even try

Darlin you can’t even see
your somehow blind to your own beauty
Your shadow’s long, but your soul is free
darlin you can’t even see

Darlin you can sing along
you’re standing tall and you own this song
You know the words and your voice is strong
Darlin you can sing along
Baby, you are not a mess