High Horse (songs for FAWM17)

by Dutch Cassidy

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this album contains only songs written and recorded during February of 2017

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released February 16, 2017

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Track Name: Wake Up
Wake Up

It's been a long time, since I fell asleep on a train
Had a bottomless dream
It's been a long time, since I missed my stop
Rode it till it ran outa steam

Been a long time, since I had to hide in plain view
With the hobos and their pets
Been a long time, since you looked at me funny
Wouldn't spot me a cigarette

Lemme wake up
Lemme turn around and enjoy the view
Lemme dig through my pockets
Whatever comes up, comes up
Comes up shiny and new
Lemme wake up
Lemme turn around and find you

It's been a while, since I rode that train
To where the tracks come to meet
It's been a while, since I dreamt something
Worth talking about in my sleep

Lemme wake up

The truth of the matter is, we can't handle the truth of the matter how all trains look the same
The truth of the matter is a dream is just a place where the clueless come to find someone to blame

It's been a long time, since I fell asleep on a train
Missed my stop

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Track Name: Get A Move On
Get A Move On

Got a table to set
And a girl to wake
Got teeth to brush
And a shower to take

Got an egg to boil
And coffee to roast
Got an orange to squeeze
And a sammich to roast

I got shutters to open
And a robe to put on
I got a paper to pick up off the porch
Before it's gone

I got lunch to make
Kisses to wave
I got a do to comb
And a mug to shave

And if I ever wanna get my groove on
I best get a move on

I got but a minute to talk
And a train to make
I got a pot on the stove
And a leg to shake

I got a gitter to tune
And an axe to grind
I got a nose to stick
In no business of mine

I got a fire to start
No standards to meet
A high horse to climb
A dead horse to beat

But I got a line to draw
My own words to mark
An example to follow
A diem to carp

And if I ever wanna get my groove on
I best get a move on

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Track Name: High Horse
High Horse

Won't you help me Jesus
Help me love my fellow man
Won't you help me Jesus
At least try and understand
Won't you help me Jesus
Help me love my fellow man

Won't you help me Jesus
Won't you help me heal his hurt
Won't you help me Jesus
Let a good heart beat in this shirt
Won't you help me Jesus
Dig my heels out off the dirt

Won't you help me Jesus
Won't you help me forget my pride
Won't you help me sweeten
The bitterness inside
Won't you help me Jesus
Help me suffer their little minds

Won't you help me Jesus
Won't you help me down off my high horse
Won't you help me Jesus
Won't you help me down off my high horse
Won't you show me the way
And help me stay the course

Won't you help me Jesus
Help me turn the other cheek
Help forgive the ones
Who know not what they speak
Won't you help me Jesus
Claim what rightly becomes the meek

Won't you help me Jesus
Won't you help me count to ten
Won't you help me Jesus
Won't you help me count to ten
Won't you help me be patient
With my fellow men

Won't you help me Jesus
Won't you help me keep my cool
Won't you help me Jesus
Won't you help me keep my cool
Won't you help me Jesus
Not to go off on this fool

Won't you help me Jesus
Help me let that bottle go
Won't you help me Jesus
Not to break it on his dome
Won't you help me Jesus
Just to turn around and go home

Won't you help me Jesus
Won't you help me down off my high horse
Won't you help me Jesus
Won't you help me down off my high horse
Won't you show me the way
And help me stay the course
Track Name: Slow Song
Slow Song

Used to be a sweet talker
Used to be a story teller
Used to be a head spinner
Used to be a tree feller

Don't let me get to ya

Never been one to hold down a job
Never wore a suit n tie in my life
I'd hit rock before I roll - over
I ain't the dancing type

When I get to ya

I'll sing you a sad song
I'll sing you a sweet, half finished song
I'll sing you a slow song
I'll never let you down

I don't bring home bacon, I don't bring home flowers
But I'll get ya anything you need
And I may not get to the top of the charts
But I make up in spit what I lack in speed

And if it starts to get to ya

I'll sing you a sad song
I'll sing you a sweet, half finished song
I'll sing you a slow song
I'll never let you down
Track Name: The Islander
The Islander

He taught you everything you know
Shown you everything you seen
Folks round here call him The Islander
A better bro could never be
And if you wanna be his boy
You don't wipe the bottle down

Seems like a million years ago
You stood on the dock and waved
The Islander is a Superman
Millions of folks waiting to be saved
You feel the blood come rushing to your cheeks

Come meet me outside
Let's light the harbor lights
Dance until our feet forget the cold
The wind is right
The Islander is coming home

His pockets full of sand
A coat of tan and grey
He sure got big where they sent him
He coulda used a shave
And if you wanna be his boy
You don't cry when he's around
If you wanna be a boy
You'll help put him in the ground
And if you wanna be a boy...
... you don't wipe ...the ...bottle ...down

Come meet me outside
Track Name: To The Sea
Moddergat

Town on the beach
Ran out of waves
Ran out of fish to catch

Triton lay down
Boats run aground
Fisherman hang up your nets

-Sleep, sleep, costs nothing to dream
-Quickly return to me
-Sleep, sleep, costs nothing to dream
-Know I will always be here
-A fisherman belongs to the sea

Eighty set off
Into the moon
To Neptune's silver claim

End of the dock
Women in black
Sing to who never home came

-Sleep, sleep, costs nothing to dream
-Quickly return to me
-Sleep, sleep, costs nothing to dream
-Put all your faith in me
-A fisherman belongs to the sea

Impatient hearts (make for)
Desperate minds
Hollow a life without fear

Horse's hearts pound
Wooden cart drowns
The mermaids will shed you no tears

-Sleep, sleep, costs nothing to dream
-Quickly return to me
-Sleep, sleep, costs nothing to dream
-There is nu mercy in she
-A fisherman belongs ...to the sea

Town on the beach
Ran out of waves
Ran out of fish to catch

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Track Name: Another Bar
Another Bar

Here's the last song I'll be playing ya
Then I'll put away this old guitar
Thanks for coming, thanks for staying
Please settle up at the bar

A different place, tomorrow night
I will play these same songs again
Played them so often, I don't recall the whys
I only know how they end

Another bar in another town
Another way I let you down
Another verse, another turnaround
I don't know where you are

Between sets I will often hear
How I should be on the radio
I could get into some serious dough
Hey, from your mouth to God's ears

Brings me to the last thing I'll say
Tip the waitress that brought your beer
You don't gotta go home, but you can't stay here
If you're driving, please be safe

Another bar in another town
Another way I let you down
Another verse, another turnaround
I don't know where you are

Another bar in another town
Another way I let you down
Another verse, another turnaround
I don't know where you be
See, guiding stars and shooting stars
They will travel at different speeds

Every night I look around the place
Before I put on my one-guy show
I hope to some day see your face
And you have come to take me home

Another bar in another town
Another way I let you down
Another verse another turnaround
I don't know where you are
Track Name: Tag Along
Tag Along (Then You Came)

Used to be a barroom singer
Used to be a bell ringer
They say I was a humdinger
Then you came along

Used to be a storyteller
Used to be a bullshit seller
I know i was a tree feller
Then you came along

You didn't buy my crooked smile
made me feel like I'd gone outa style
I was just glad you let me tag along

I used to be a troublemaker
Used to be a promise breaker
Some say I was an earthshaker
Till you came along

I was a train barreling down the track
A steaming hot engine, best believe me Jack
I thought noone could ever hold me back
But you proved me wrong

You didn't buy my crooked smile
made me feel like I'd gone outa style
I was just glad you let me tag along
And if this song reaches just one boy
Teaches him a girls hearts no toy
Baby, all your trouble with me will
Maybe been worth your while

You say I was a headspinner
I know I was a whole lot thinner
I've been feeling like a lottery winner
Ever since you came along
Track Name: Never Had It So Good
Never Had It So Good

We will bitch about the heat
Then we'll bitch about the cold
We will bitch about the young
If we don't bitch about the old

We will bitch about the rain, how it's flooding our pool
We will bitch about the sun, burning holes in the roof

We never had it so good

We will bitch we want in
We will bitch we can't get out
First we'll bitch it's too quiet
Then we'll bitch it's too loud

Yeah, we'll bitch about science and we'll bitch about art
If we don't bitch about the dumb, we'll just just bitch about the smart

We never it do good

We will bitch about girls and how they wanna be boys
We'll bitch there's too many options, but too little choice

We never had it so good
Track Name: Dream Your Life, Live Your Dreams
(c) 02.06.2017 time and ink

verse 1

dreams are life's engine
but it seems to me
dreams aren't all they're cracked up to be.
we use dreams as an end-run
as a sub for the things
we escape from the helplessness poverty brings
in dreams.

verse 2

while life's for the living
we're in debt to the dead
for the
insights they saved and the things that they said.
life our excuse for not giving
our all in our fight
yes, life is the thing wakes us up in the night
that's life.

CHORUS:

dreams become goals, once you have set a time limit
make it real for the world and everyone in it
life is wish and remembrace with moments in between
do you dream your life, or live your dream?

verse 3

we imagine this our dream of life
it just makes sense
we could fall either way as we walk the fence.
life's the sharp edge of the knife
and dreams the end we grab
here we are in this dream of life i have--
a life of dreams.

CHORUS

BRIDGE:

dreams are for living and life is a dream
merrily merrily down the stream
it seems we may never know what it all means
so do you dream your life or live your dreams?
Track Name: Sleeping With The TV On
She's sleeping with the TV on
Coz she can't stand the quiet
She's acting like there's nothing wrong
She just likes a little noise in the night

Watch her face light up
As the screen lights up
On her telephone

She'll take this call
The lights are on
But there's noone home

She came from a town out West
probably never made it all through school
If she hadn't told, you'd never have guessed
All her friends used to think she was cool

We watch her face
As her song comes on the radio
We all sing along
Coz it's about her
Doncha know?

She's sleeping with the TV on

She's weaving in and out of traffic
Just like she's weaving in and out of life
She'll be focused on what's in front of her
Till something new catches her eye

Now has noone noticed her third trip to the bottlestore
And has noone noticed the brandnew shades she never wore...
before?

She's sleeping with the TV on

She's sleeping with the TV on
Coz she can't stand the quiet
She's acting like there's nothing wrong
She just likes a little noise in the night