THE DEVIL IN ME EP

THE WANDERER

Years pass us by
Just like fog in the harbor
What once was a new day
Doesn’t dawn any longer

Headlines are shouting
It’s all gonna end
Why are we watching
Playing pretend

It’s plain to see you won’t need me much longer
So I’ll go back to the life of a wanderer

You stopped wearing make-up
And curling your hair
What once was a girl
Now a women standing there

We used to joke over cocktails of gin
Now we’re just strangers in familiar skin

It’s plain to see you won’t need me much longer
So I’ll go back to the life of a wanderer

Years pass us by
Just like fog in the harbor
What once was a new day
Doesn’t dawn any longer

ONE-MAN SHOW

Everybody knows a man in every little town
His curtain rises as the sun goes down
You’re just the big-top man waiting for your cue
Give the world a laugh that’s we expect from you

And everybody knows You’re the one-man show
No ticket needed I know Gather round for the one-man show

He’s so quick and fearless they say
Nothing gets under your skin much these days
Always have quip or a clever turn of phrase
Ready on your tongue to lighten the weight

I came to your side again
Just like the last time you couldn’t hold it in
Always got the last word in always run the show
With your eyes as wide as a thief had to let me go

And everybody knows You’re the one-man show
No ticket needed I know Gather round for the one-man show

Fate never dealt a hand so predictable
I knew you’d rather burn out than become another joe
But they wont make a martyr out of you
No t shirts with your face, made your escape to soon

Now Houdini’s in the graveyard and the dogs howl at the moon
I hear a flash of lightning, guess that means your passing through
My old friend who had all the lines, We both know living can be the harder life

And everybody knows You’re the one-man show
No ticket needed I know Gather round for the one-man show

HAPPY EVER AFTER

Hiding from the daylight
Hiding in your high heels
Everybody’s lost something
Sign up for a new deal

Running to the doctor
Running to the chapel
Happy ever after
Oh happy ever after

Hiding in the graveyard
Meet you down at high noon
All the things we try to hide
All the vices we pursue

Running to the doctor
Running to the chapel
Happy ever after
Oh happy ever after

Touch me in the moonlight
After my bones rust
Out of the big city lights
In god how we trust

Running to the doctor
Running to the chapel
Happy ever after
Oh happy ever after

THE DEVIL IN ME

Three in the morning sweat on your face
your blood is boiling your heart starts to race
you say, “there’s a man I gotta see
Just past downtown I need some relief”

You say, “honey hold your chin up right
We’ve all got our battles to fight
And don’t you worry about what you can’t see
Oh it’s just the devil me”

There’s garbage in the street Smog in the sky
We met at 21 No fear in your eyes
A decade’s past I’m losing my will
You’d break my heart for a dollar bill
You’d break my heart for a dollar bill

You say, “honey hold your chin up right
We’ve all got our battles to fight
And don’t you worry about what you can’t see
Oh it’s just the devil me”

 Now summer’s coming your bag is packed
“Give me a ride” you say, “I’ll be coming back”
Life in this place has lost its thrill
You’d break my heart for a dollar bill
You’d break my heart for a dollar bill

You say, “honey hold your chin up right
We’ve all got our battles to fight
And don’t you worry about what you can’t see
Oh it’s just the devil me”

IF ONLY HE WERE YOU

He sets a table for two
Playing Bacharach saying I love you
He promises me the moon
With two strong arms that could carry me through

He’s a good man and I swear I could be true
If only he were you

The wedding has been set
Mama bought me a second hand ivory dress
I stopped waiting for your call
Probably passed out in some no-name corner bar

I found a good man and I swear I could be true
If only he were you

Now the garden’s overgrown
It takes more than one to make a home
Now your encore’s overdue
Still I wait for the sound of your worn out shoes

I had a good man and I swore I could be true
If only he were you
If only he were you

EASY MONEY

All dressed up at seventeen
In a borrowed dress and a big girl sheen
I waited through the night by the phone

No we never made that high school dance
You were never one for cheap romance
And I guess that’s where the easy money goes

we took off like the setting sun
wind was in our hair
Tangled up in innocence off to anywhere

Now I don’t pick daffodils
Just stare over my windowsill
I guess that’s where the easy money goes

Never got to bear your child
I went cold and you went wild
Never got to wear that wedding dress

Now you’re on 3 packs a day
Livin off those checks from state
I guess that where the easy goes

we took off like the setting sun
wind was in our hair
Tangled up in innocence off to anywhere

Tell me lord there’s something more
there’s some left beyond these shores
Tell me lord you’re coming soon for me

I’ve ran out of things to say
I’ve made my bed I’ve had my way
I guess that’s where the easy money goes

SINGLES

   

 

 

TROUBLE

With eyes full of bourbon and a stomach full on sin
I’m looking for my baby in a hundred dollar bill

Oh well the levees busted open
Can you hear the dogs howl?
Oh trouble she’s a coming
She’s a coming round

If I could get a lifeboat
If I could find my tongue
And like lady Madonna
You see the damage is done

Oh when I’m under your spell again
Where the killing is fast
Oh trouble she’s a coming
She’s a coming at last

I got my eyes wide open
I got a dagger for a hand
And with a pocket full of nothing
I’ve come to steak my land

Oh when you come in the dead of night
I hear the thunder in the leaves
Oh trouble she’s a coming
She’s a coming for me

SAINTS & LIARS

Saints and liars crowd around my bed
My head’s on fire am I alive or am I dead?
I need you like a bullet in the head

You and me were one in the same
A savior in blue jeans gave me a name
Covered me in gold said it was ok
Now I’m counting rain clouds on stormy days

Ghosts in the radio were calling my name
Ghosts in my bones told me to run just the same
But I was looking for a little fun and games
And you were looking for someone to change

Why tell me why? Why tell me why? Why tell me why?
Seasons are a changing but you won’t pass me by

Now look at you so thin and reposed
Leather on shoes, Shakespeare in your throat
I stare at trashcans pretending to be cool
But you pegged me right from the start I knew

Saints and liars crowd around my bed
My head’s on fire am I alive or am I dead?
I need you like a bullet in the head

Now the crow’s in the sky, there’s blood on the wire
There’s smoke on your tires no more walking on water
Dancing on train tracks with the whites of your eyes
I’m stuck in your bull’s-eye one last time

Saints and liars crowd around my bed
My head’s on fire am I alive or am I dead?
I need you like a bullet in the head

GREATEST UNKNOWN

Time came on by
Looked us in the eye
I know you could never mine
So said, so said brother time

I was driving past Riverside on the radio, 1999
and all those records that you played for me
Donny Hathaway, Brenda Lee and Warren G

The day is getting tired and I heard you moved
You and wife way down to ol’ St Louis
But you will always be my greatest unknown
even though we never made the cover of a Rolling Stone

Time came on by
Looked us in the eye
I know you could never mine
So said, so said brother time

And here am I am still in the same ol’ scene
You moved on to buy a pair of golden rings
And why am I still in the bar room gleam?
The crowd is dancing but I’m still in the in-between

Time came on by
Looked us in the eye
i know you could never mine
So said brother time

Now the music is slowing down
LA without you just a another dead-end town
So take my watch and throw it fire
I’ve got nowhere to be nobody’s waiting for me

Time came on by
Looked us in the eye
I know you could never mine
So said, so said brother time

NOT IN THIS TOWN

I was in the basement you were somewhere
See you on a postcard wishing I was there
not in this town nobody sees you’ll be the one to get the best of me

It’s a wasteland a promise-land where the devil is your only friend
It’s broken-down beat-up lullaby, God’s on the streets looking for dimes

Who do you love when I’m not around?
we could catch a break but not in this town

Done it again Done it again
Make your money but don’t pretend
We’re back on both sides we’re back on both sides
It’s all done my friend

Gunning for your maker hit me in the mark
Meet me on a phone call hit me in the dark
But not in this town nobody sees
You’ll be the one to get the best of me

Running down the road that leads to you
honey always leaves me black and blue
Who do you love when I’m not around?
we could catch a break but not in this town

I lost your paper I lost your pen
It’s just words again

Done it again Done it again
Make your money but don’t pretend
We’re back on both sides we’re back on both sides
It’s all done my friend

I can see your hearts it’s beating down,
hold me like a ghost without a sound
Who do you love when I’m not around?
we could catch a break but not in this town