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Better Days

I know that you're thinking
It's a complicated life
I know that you're thinking
That you're running out of time

I know that you're thinking
You can't go no further down
But you know it takes a dreamer
To blow out this town

And better days are coming
Better days
Better days are coming now
To sweep you away

Better days are coming
And soon a better life
But every day between
Is gonna cut you down to size

And someday baby
You'll find it right
Someday again
You're gonna get to sleep at night

In the arms of one you love
Just tangled up in songs
And tangled up in tangled dreams
Of everything that's wrong

And someday baby
Gonna spread your angel wings
And fly up past the stars
And at night we'll hear you sing

Out among the city lights
Falling from the sky
Making lonely wishes for a
A better life

And better days are coming
Better days
Better days are coming now
To sweep you away

Better days are coming
And soon a better life
But every day between
Is gonna cut you like a knife

And I'll be lying late at night
With my back to the floor
Wondering if you were lying
When you opened the door

To tell me he was nothing
That he's not around
But I only came to tell you
I'm gonna blow out this town

When you tell me what you found in him
You couldn't find in me
And tell me that you let me go
And tell me now I'm free

To find a better way
Out on my own
To live a better day when I'm not your
Your kicking stone

And better days are coming
Better days
Better days are coming now
To sweep you away

Better days are coming
And soon a better life
Better days are coming
Now I'm coming alive

Decisions

I have made up my mind
To resurrect
What is left of my pride
And carry on

I have made up my mind
To follow our dreams
To follow our loves
To chase them down

I have made up my mind
To change our world
And win your love
With this song

I have made up my mind
That no one here
Can stand in our way
Or keep us down

And I've got the world
On the tip of my tongue
I know the words
But I can't say what's wrong
With our lives

And I've got you
On the tip of my mind
I know how it feels
But I can't say what's wrong
With our love

Evolution

It must be evolution
Or a new solution
Could be it's absolution
For the sinnin' and the winin' and women

Well I'm not changing for the sake of a change
I'm not waking for the sake of the day
I'm not moving out of nobody's way
It's just some thinking that I thought I would say

Heaven's Gate

I may not have my name etched on a wall
I don't have a secretary take all my calls
I may not have opened Opportunity's doors
And I bet that my wallet's not as thick as yours

But you know I've got no regrets
Walkin' up to heaven's gate
Walkin' up to heaven's gate

Maybe you think you can step on my toes
But I'll tell you this, yeah we both know
No matter how tough it gets or how bad it seems
There's no way you'll ever shatter my dreams

And you know I've got no regrets
Walkin' up to heaven's gate
Walkin' up to heaven's gate

I may not have a shiny new car
But mine is sure to take me as far
I know I won't be parking up in Beverly Hills
But I bring home enough and I pay all my bills

And you know I've got no regrets
Walkin' up to heaven's gate
Walkin' up to heaven's gate

Maybe my guitar is a little bit used
But it still sounds the same when I'm playin' the blues
We may never have a song that hits number one
But we play what we want and when it's all said and done

You know that we'll have no regrets
Walkin' up to heaven's gate
Walkin' up to heaven's gate

Maybe you don't think that I've found success
Or maybe you don't like the way that I'm dressed
But I'll tell you this my friend and it ain't no lie
There's a lot more to life than all that shit that you buy

And you know I've got no regrets
Walkin' up to heaven's gate
Walkin' up to heaven's gate

You say I should have done something with myself
It's not how many trophies that you've got on a shelf
You can have your money stacked up to the sky
But I'll be smiling when I die

At least I know I'll have no regrets
Walkin' up to heaven's gate
Walkin' up to heaven's gate

Lament

Someday I won't get it all wrong
Someday you'll bring me along
Someday, I'll belong

Someday I won't be afraid
I'll find my way through what I've made
Someday before too long, I'll belong

Someday again I will feel
Someday these scars will heal
Someday, I'll be real

Tell me now, let your story unfold
Tell me now how your life got so cold
Tell me where you've been and where you want to go
Tell me now because I want to know

All about you and all of your dreams
And all that you've loved and all that you've seen
Tell me what you long for late at night
And tell me what it takes to make it all right

And maybe if we'd listen to each other for a while
We'd cry about the hard times and bring up a smile
Remember what it was like to be so young and free
Remember how it was when our love fell easy

Mean Old Town

Well I've been down in this mean old town too long
I've been runnin' 'round lookin' at the ground since you're gone
I'm thinkin' that you stole every bit of my soul but this song
Now I've been down in this mean old town too long

And I can't stop thinking of you
I'm wondering when it'll all be through
And I can't stop thinkin' of when
I'll be leavin' here once again

Now I've been down in this mean old town too long
I'm bound for the city line and moving on
Though I won't go without you I know it's wrong
Now I've been down in this mean old town too long

And I can't stop thinking of why
You took everything I had with your crooked smile
And I can't stop thinking of when
I'm gonna find you once again

Now I've been down in this mean old town too long
I've been runnin' 'round lookin' at the ground since you're gone
Now I've been down in this mean old town too long
I've been down but I'm comin' 'round once again

And I can't stop thinking of you
I'm wondering when it'll all be through
And I can't stop thinkin' of when
I'll be leavin' here once again

One Shot

Give me one shot of your love
And a bottle of forgetfulness
And tie my heart up in a knot
To get yourself out of this mess

I'm pickin' some guitar
Playin' some songs
Thinkin' 'bout you and singin' some blues
But I go dry
And I don't have to wonder why
Grab something I could use

Give me one shot of your love
And a bottle of forgetfulness
And tie my heart up in a knot
To get yourself out of this mess

I woke up one night from the sweetest of dreams
That you had decided to stay
But I rolled on over into myself
And remembered what I'd wanted to say

Give me one shot of your love
And a bottle of forgetfulness
And tie my heart up in a knot
To get yourself out of this mess

Runnin' on faith, runnin' on fumes
Runnin' thoughts of you out of my head
Take another drink so I won't stop and think
About everything I shouldn't've said

I'll take one shot of your love
And a bottle of forgetfulness
And tie my heart up in a knot
To get myself out of this mess

Suit You

in the rain a yellow cab, gonna spend some time
neon in the puddles is the city's wine
the strip will draw your conscience a dividing line
cut persistent thirst, to a slice of satisfied

sweet water goes walking down-town
selling her perfume for your turn around
if you show me crooked curves then i'll head straight down
and maybe baby then i'll have to stick around

bartender just brought a glass of evening cheer
somebody yellin' "hey, get her out of here"
she whispers round numbers, her intentions too clear
now i got an empty wallet for a souvenir

but baby i suit you
baby i suit you
baby i suit you
chances won't accomplish what you'd let fall through
baby I suit you

maybe get some money givin' out advice
"mister just a dollar, and i'll tell you some lies"
two dollars later, now i think that (that) makes a right
"come and fix my thirst, i hear the tumbling of dice"

the pay telephone, another slot machine
my quarters ringle jingle, "hey baby it's me"
"i spent the night betting on a pair of queens"
"all i got's a book of matches, burned a hole in my jeans"

in the morning at the chapel, i can hardly stand
i reach into my pocket, and all i get is a hand
that pit boss, brother, he's bigger than any man
so i'm driving through the desert just as fast as i can

cause baby i suit you
baby i suit you
baby i suit you
through temptations and seductions, absolution i choose
cause baby i suit you

Walkin'

Think I'll go out walkin'
When I find my shoes
Think I'll go out walkin'
When I lose these old walkin' blues

You Spent the whole night talkin'
Spreadin' a rumor or two
Spent the whole night talkin'
But it wasn't me who you were talkin' to

I Saw you one day walkin'
Somebody walkin' with you
I Saw you one day walkin'
With somebody walkin' in my shoes

Feel like I've been walkin'
For a hundred years
I'm thinkin' that some walkin's
Gonna set me clear
And maybe someday
I'm gonna walk back to you
If I can walk away these old walkin' blues
If I can walk away these old walkin' blues
Then maybe someday
Maybe someday
I'm gonna walk right, right back to you


Think I'll go now walkin'
Now that I know about you
Think I'll go now walkin'
Til I forget about the things that you do (oh what you do to me)


I've got to go out walkin'
Even though I wore out my shoes
I've got to go out walkin'
Until I'm miles from your walkin' blues.

Home


these days are so long
thinking i might travel on
but another step further from you
and i wonder
when i'll find my way
home


and i'm on my way home
so go and set my place down
and if you don't see me soon
then you'll find me
when i walk right back
back to you

i'll be walking all through night
the fires and the moon casting shadows and light
shining in the cold and dreaming (loud) visions of you
i wonder
when can i see you
again

wrapped in an old
leathered embrace
the lines that life has
etched on your face
the fires that you
started in me
i'm gonna find you
when everyone
looks away

if there is forgiveness
then let it go to me
if there is a memory
let me never forget
how i always felt
when i was free
choosing my destiny


and when i find you
all i'll have left in me
is love

Down

a blues

A D Dsus7 D G D A

we come around
hear lying sounds
just like the right
you fed me fundamental but now i'm taking flight

i'm rising up for the change
all that's left to say
never never gonna no, never take me no more
down on the floor
you left me down

take a stand
for which it stands
stains on the grounds
all you do is watch them as they're taking me down

i'm rising up for the change
all that's left to say
never never gonna no, never take me no more
down on the floor
you can't lead me no more

take it down
(there's) lie(s) around
and all your apathy
that'll feed the fires that are burning me free

i'm rising up for the change
all that's left to say
never never gonna no, never take me no more
down on the floor
let me down
you let me down
they let me down

now memories
what they left of me
the promises i made
now you're gonna have to keep them, listen when i say

i'm rising up for the change
all that's left to say
never never gonna no, never take me no more
down on the floor
let me down
he let me down
they let me down
and now i'm down

but i'm coming around (again)

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