Bird On The Wire

Like a bird on the wire, Like a drunk in a midnight choir I have tried in my way to be free. Like a worm on a hook, Like a knight from some old fashioned book I have saved all my ribbons for thee. If I, if I have been unkind, I hope that you […]

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Ballad Of The Absent Mare

Say a prayer for the cowboyHis mare’s run awayAnd he’ll walk til he finds herHis darling, his strayBut the river’s in floodAnd the roads are awashAnd the bridges break upIn the panic of loss. And there’s nothing to followThere’s nowhere to goShe’s gone like the summerGone like the snowAnd the crickets are breakingHis heart with […]

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Avalanche

Well I stepped into an avalanche,It covered up my soul;When I am not this hunchback that you see,I sleep beneath the golden hill.You who wish to conquer pain,You must learn, learn to serve me well. You strike my side by accidentAs you go down for your gold.The cripple here that you clothe and feedIs neither […]

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Leaving Green Sleeves

Alas, my love, you did me wrong,To cast me out discourteously,For I have loved you so long,Delighting in your very company.Now if you intend to show me disdain,Don’t you know it all the more enraptures me,For even so I still remain your lover in captivity. Green sleeves, you’re all alone,The leaves have fallen, the men […]

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Master Song

I believe that you heard your master singWhen I was sick in bed.I suppose that he told you everythingThat I keep locked away in my head.Your master took you travelling,Well at least that’s what you said.And now do you come back to bringYour prisoner wine and bread?. You met him at some temple, whereThey take […]

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I'm Your Man

If you want a loverI’ll do anything you ask me toAnd if you want another kind of loveI’ll wear a mask for youIf you want a partnerTake my handOr if you want to strike me down in angerHere I standI’m your man. If you want a boxerI will step into the ring for youAnd if […]

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I Can't Forget

I stumbled out of bedI got ready for the struggleI smoked a cigaretteAnd I tightened up my gutI said this can’t be meMust be my doubleAnd I can’t forget, I can’t forgetI can’t forget but I don’t remember what. I’m burning up the roadI’m heading down to PhoenixI got this old addressOf someone that I […]

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Love Calls You By Your Name

You thought that it could never happenTo all the people that you became,Your body lost in legend, the beast so very tame.But here, right here,Between the birthmark and the stain,Between the ocean and your open vein,Between the snowman and the rain,Once again, once again,Love calls you by your name. The women in your scrapbookWhom you […]

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Be For Real

Are you back in my life to stayOr is it just for todayOh that you’re gonna need me?If it’s a thrill you’re looking forHoney, I’m flexible. Oh, yeah. Just be for real won’t you, BabyBe for real oh, BabyYou see I, I don’t want to be hurt by love again So you see I’m not […]

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I Left A Woman Waiting

I left a woman waitingI met her sometime laterShe said, I see your eyes are deadWhat happened to you, lover?What happened to you, my lover?What happened to you, lover?What happened to you?. And since she spoke the truth to meI tried to answer truthfullyWhatever happened to my eyesHappened to your beautyHappened to your beautyWhat happened […]

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