LYRICS IN ORDER OF ALBUM/RELEASE YEAR

Stay Down (NeW Single 2017)

Blood is flowing, heart is going, warning sign

Throat is tight, fight or flight, fear's got you blind

Stay down, stay down don't you move

Claw the ground, feel the chest pounding groove

Sweat, dust and years

Face to face with fear

Fragile flower, fatal vine

You can't take what's mine

Stay down, stay down don't you move

Stand your ground, feel the power shifting groove

How long........


Edge of Everything (2015)

songs in track order

Desert Home

Heart weathered heavy hands on the wheel

Searing Mojave as lonely as I feel

I never intended to be gone this long

And I never pretended to be involved

Now the road is burning as you did for me

My chrome heart is yearning to be

Home

Abandoned family through this desert lens 

Looking the way that I left them

The intention was there though I'd never follow through

This attempted return is my gift to you

Now the gauge is empty, I resign my fate

I roll to the shoulder and make my way

Home

 

Ghosts in the Water

Long way down, to sacred ground

We wade and wake, push through the cane break

Our sins and songs, the weak and strong

We feel their search, from our pagan perch

The mouth of the river groans , while the tongues of the people roll

We watch from the highway bridge, those ghosts in the water. summoning their father, echo down the hollow ridge

This ancient scene, flows through us like a dream

Prayers and gowns, washed a muddy brown 

A heavy load, now weightless like their robes

The depths of the river stole the burden of their soul

We watch from the highway bridge, those ghosts in the water, summoning their father, echo down the hollow ridge

Those ghosts in the water, sons and the daughters, summoning their father, echo down the hollow ridge

 

Trainwreck

You're a trainwreck, piling on the tracks

Every last box car, no one can relax

In the rail yard you took it hard

On the turntable you weren't able to roll

Are you gonna hit that note?  I didn't think so, I didn't think so

You wore your load, like a tortoise shell

No one could get a word in edgewise.  Could you even tell?

That you shut me out, shot me down

But if I'm on the wrong track, I'm willing to turn around

Are you gonna hit that note?  I didn't think so, I didn't think so

I'm running out of patience , you're running out of steam

If we make it to the station, please come clean

All my life, I yielded to you

 

Wolf

The moon has shown me I'm ready

My womb is pulled like the tide

And the path lit, it is selfless

And all my friends are bathing in it's light

But I'm a wolf without pups

And I'm barking, baying and bleeding

But it's you and my freedom , that keep me full

My teeth are shone quartz, white hard bone, I'm defensive

To protect our love , as selfish as it may seem

So let's run and hunt something bigger

And I'll lose my mind in our rhythm 

But in my wild head do I really have a choice

I'll choose freedom, for now I choose our freedom and this love to keep me full

 

Fools Gold

Give me something woman child, a hand or a foothold for my pride

Where ever you go all I know is I want you to know all my life you're mine

Oh, fools gold we were told you can't be sold but that's a lie

A heart as a handful of sunflower seed, pecked by black crows dispersed in the weeds

Now I know I didn't have to be, left in limbo took all this time to see

Oh, fools gold we were told, you can't be sold but that's a lie

Give me something , wherever you go

Give me, now you know, now I know

Give me , everywhere you go

Wherever you go, give me, now you know

 

Detroit

Drink all you strangers, laugh lift your city up

Do you remember while you try to forget

Let us play you our southern songs loose and loud

City stripped to the chassis, bare bones and hard living

Moon lonesome headlight, shine your pride

'Cause half the lights are burned out on the bridge to Canada

We lay in the cold, lake St. Clair and her boats

And in our haunted sleep , we dream of home

 

Edgewood

You've been gone for so long now your babies are all grown

I live in this old house all alone

And those babies of yours they've had babies of their own

Just faces on paper in a past you call home

Call home

Don't you miss us?

Do you wonder what we've become?

Letters from your father say he's doing good

He's leaving Washington headed eastward

He wants to know how far it is from Chicago to Edgewood

Still considers us family don't know if he should

Edgewood 

Is it too hard to remember what you'd done?

Should I thank you for taking your darkness far away?

And leaving us wondering about if you'd stayed

 

Catastrophe

You were the dam and I was the river, your many attempts to divert me

All in all they just made me bigger, even if they hurt me

The heart's a Catastrophe between a budding girl and a boy like me

My head's full of hot air, desire and cotton candy

I'm all in, when it began 

Your higher ground , you thinned me out like a delta fan

You stood your ground submerged in a fever, your eyes try to avert me

I'm getting in deep and you're getting weaker, it's a matter of time 'til it's over

Flown in a blind rage down the new born river through the barn red clay

I tore at every part of you and clung to what I could take away

I'm all in, when it began 

Your higher ground, you thinned me out like a delta fan

You were the dam and I was the river, your many attempts to divert me

All in all they just made me bigger, even if they hurt me

The heart's a Catastrophe between a budding girl and a boy like me

My head's full of hot air, desire and cotton candy

I'm all in, when it began 

Your higher ground, you thinned me out like a delta fan

 

Edge of Everything

Well the trees get as tall as time will allow

If time will allow them to be

And I'm feeling awful small as space becomes a crime

And space is getting harder to find

But in the sky in the sky where the stars hang up high

I long for that lonely dust

Where the world is flying by in the cold endless sky

As black as the darkest night

But, when I'm down here on the ground there are things that hold me down

The weight of this world pulls me down

But we've found a place to be somewhere in the trees

We turn down our bed of leaves

In the woods, in the woods we can hide from everything 

Like kids who ran away

Let the world fly on by 'cause we slowed down the time

We stalled out the time

No ground control 'cause we're too far away

We've shut all devices down

And we'll stay in the cabin at the edge of the woods

At the edge of everything


Coyotes Album (2013)

songs in track order

FireFLy

I can't wait for the day, when landlines are back in style

Answering machines, rewind the tape to see if you called me

Call me 

I'll wait inside all day long just to see

Just to see

If you called me maybe you called me

A firefly in a jar, suffocating a star

When I was young, in my prime 

My car was a mess, I was a wreck over you

Over you

You Never saw me the way I wanted you to

Wanted you

You never saw me the way I wanted you to

 

Out in the garden

Out in the garden where the weeds grow, with the saplings and the undergrowth

Herbs and flowers give up hope, they've gone to seed

The owl flew out under street lights, stared us down out in plain sight

A blue hanging lantern satellite, coming down

We're going back, to where I used to live

They tore down the house where, it was hard to forgive, and forget

I used to run along the redoubt, misguided mantra freak out

The world that I'd worked out, not meant to be

We're going back, to where I used to live

They tore down the house where, it was hard to forgive, and forget

 

Rest of your life

Woody do you remember, why you changed your name

Was it for the sake of a laugh, or to escape from where you came

And how could you know sisters so well

You take the sadness and see a beautiful story to tell

In Technicolor or black and white

you are destined to be funny for the rest of your life

New York City she wrapped around your heart

You turned her streets, her lights, her river into a lifetime of art

In Technicolor or black and white

you are destined to be funny for the rest of your life

Love, death, god or lack there of...we watched you explore it

In Technicolor or black and white

you are destined to be funny for the rest of your life

 

Orion

Walking against the wind I follow

Shore lines and rip tides that swallow

A sunset so violent, It's too hard to take in

And like the sharks leave their teeth, to wash on beach

We will leave a piece of our lives on this shore line tonight

Orion

I want to understand, the deep bond between animal and man

Sweet Medicine, teacher and keeper of Cheyenne

And the east will flood the west, a killing moon pulls the tide

And you will ride for your lives, from the hunter in the sky

Orion

 

Coyotes

I'm your echo whisper sweet, the choir to which you preach

All the rain that I'd create, made an island that I'd gate

Lost in your coat, a suit of soot and creosote 

It's all coming down, I hope we stay afloat

It's a matter of time before you know 

'Till they take back the town and get the vote 

Coyotes get the vote 

Matted fur and thistle, thistle me

Hairs on my neck bristle bitter sweet

If there's time, I think we, I think we should

Open up our eyes and share the neighborhood

It's a matter of time before you know 

'Till they take back the town and get the vote 

Coyotes get the vote, they always get the vote, coyotes get the vote


Woodgrain Heart (2008)

Turned my life upside down

'Cause I'd been staring at the ceiling, and I didn't like my ground

Saw a heart up there in the wood

And I knew if I had found it, It could only mean we should

Wake up in each other's arms and I will love you for who you are

But we can't change the guilt we can't change regret 

But I have wanted you since the day we met

I knew you would follow through

So I tore down the world around, me just to build it back with you

This hurt of change it will fade

And we'll pull through this together, and live out the plans we made

To wake up in each other's arms and I will love you for who you are

But we can't change the guilt we can't change regret 

But I have wanted you since the day we met

Oh baby, I have needed you since the day we met