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Indigo Girls lyrics

Album: 1200 Curfews [1995]

Tracks27
 01  Joking
 02  Least Complicated
 03  Thin Line
 04  River
 05  Strange Fire
 06  Power of Two
 07  Pushing the Needle Too Far
 08  Virginia Woolf
 09  Jonas and Ezekial
 10  Tangled Up in Blue
 11  World Falls
 12  Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
 13  Ghost
 14  Dead Man's Hill
 15  I Don't Wanna Know
 16  Galileo
 17  Down by the River
 18  Love's Recovery
 19  Land of Canaan
 20  Mystery
 21  This Train Revised
 22  Back Together Again
 23  Language or the Kiss
 24  Chicken Man
 25  Midnight Train to Georgia
 26  Closer to Fine
 27  Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (Studio Version)
all Indigo Girls lyrics



Joking
You said the world was magic i was wide-eyed and laughing we were dancing up to the bright side forget about your ego forget about your pride and you will never have to compromise but you were only joking we talked about our mothers kissed the wounds of our fathers i could've been your sister i would've been your brother you kissed me like i was a soldier heading for war i'm a dying man but i don't know what for but you were only joking you were only joking brother gravel and glass on the bottom of my feet i bruised my heels on the swollen street we were girls in bars we were boys on the town bumping like a pinball off a careless crowd you said good friends are hard to come by i laughed and bought you a beer 'cause it's too corny to cry well sentiment given and sentiment lost you shook it off with a smirk and a toss and you were only joking you were only joking brotherback to top
Least Complicated
I sit two stories above the street it's awful quiet here since love fell asleep there's life down below me though the kids are walking home from school some long ago when we were taught that for whatever kind of puzzle you got you just stick the right formula in a solution for every fool i remember the time when i came so close with you sent me skipping my class and running from school and i bought you that ring cause i never was cool what makes me think i could start clean slated the hardest to learn was the least complicated so i just sit up in the house and resist and not be seen until i cease to exist a kind of conscientious objection a kind of dodging the draft the boy and girl are holding hands on the street and i don't want to but i think you just wait it's more than just eye to eye learn the things i could never apply i remember the time when i came so close to you i let everything go it seemed the only truth and i bought you that ring it seemed the thing to do what makes me think i could start
clean slated the hardest to learn was the least complicated what makes me think i could start clean slated the hardest to learn was the least complicated oh i'm just a mirror of a mirror of myself the things that i do the next time i fall i'm gonna have to recall it isn't love it's only something new i sit two stories above the street it's awful quiet here since love fell asleep there's life down below me though the kids are walking home from school i'm remembering the time when i came so close with you skipping my class and running from school and i bought you that ring cause i never was cool what makes me think i could start clean slated the hardest to learn was the least complicated what makes me think i could start clean slated the hardest to learn was the least complicated least complicatedback to top
Thin Line
I thought the time was passed when I could
Find beauty in a birds
I set the stage and the scenery
Rehearsing every word
Yeah but when I tried to make it more
Well it was always less
And it's a thin line between pleasing yourself
And pleasing somebody else
Oh yeah
Oh yeah
All right

With my confidence on fire
I set to fixin' up my roles
My separation of desires
Just left me deeper down in the hole
Yeah when I tried to make it more
Well it was always less
And it's a thin line between pleasing yourself
And pleasing somebody else
Yeah and when I tried to make it more
Well it was always less
It's a thin line between pleasing yourself
And pleasing somebody else

Now I'm tryin to get back
To what I know that I should be
Hoping to God that I was just
A temporary absentee
Yeah when I tried to make it more
Well it was always less
It's a thin line between pleasing yourself
And pleasing somebody else
Yeah when I tried to make it more
Well it was always less
And it's a thin line between pleasing yourself
And pleasing somebody else
Somebody else oh yeah
Oh yeah
All rightback to top
River
It's coming on christmas
They're cutting down trees
Putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace
I wish I had a river
I could skate away on

But it don't snow here
It stays pretty green
Gonna make a lot of money
Then I'm gonna quit this crazy scene
And I wish I had a river
I could skate away on

I wish I had a river so wide
I would teach my feet to fly
I wish I had a river
I could skate away on
'cause I made my baby cry

You tried hard to help me
And you put me at ease
Then loved me so naughty
Made me weak in my knees
And wish I had a river
That I could skate away on

I'm so hard to handle
I'm selfish and I'm sad
Now I lost the best baby
That I ever had
And I wish I had a river
That I could skate away on

I wish I had a river so wide
I could teach my feet to fly
I wish I had a river
That I could skate away on
Cause I made my baby say goodbye

It's coming on christmas
They're cutting down trees
Putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace
But I wish I had a river
I could skate away on

God I wish I had a river so wide
I'd teach my feet to fly
I wish I had a river
I could skate away on
I made my baby say goodbyeback to top
Strange Fire
I come to you with strange fire, i make an offering of love, the incense of my soil is burned by the fire in my blood. i come with a softer answer to the questions that lie in your path. i want to harbor you from the anger, find a refuge from the wrath.

This is a message of love. love that moves from the inside out, love that never grows tired. i come to you with strange fire.

Mercenaries of the shrine, who are you to speak for god? with haughty eyes and lying tongues and hands that shed innocent blood. who delivered you the power to interpret calvary? you gamble away our freedom to gain your own authority.

Find another state of mind. grab hold. strange fire burns with the motion of love.

When you learn to love yourself, you will dissolve all the stones that are cast, you will learn to burn the icing sky and to melt the waxen mask. yes, to have the gift of true release, this is a peace that will take you higher. i come to you with my offering., i bring you strange fire.

This is a message of love. love that moves from the inside out, love that never grows tired. i come to you with strange fire.back to top
Power of Two
Now the parking lot is empty everyone's gone someplace i pick you up and in the trunk i've packed a cooler and a 2 day suitcase cause there's a place we like to drive way out in the country live miles out of the city limit we're singing and your hand's upon my knee so we're okay we're fine baby i'm here to stop your crying chase all the ghosts from your head i'm stronger than the monster beneath your bed smarter than the tricks played on your heart we'll look at them together then we'll take them apart adding up the total of a love that's true multiply life by the power of two you know the things that i am afraid of i'm not afraid to tell and if we'd ever leave a legacy it's that we loved each other well i've seen the shadows of so many people trying on the treasures of youth a road that fancy and fast ends in a fatal crash and i'm glad we got off to tell you the truth cause we're okay we're fine baby i'm here to stop your crying chase all the ghosts from your head i'm stronger than the monster beneath your
bed smarter than the tricks played on your heart we'll look at them together then we'll take them apart adding up the total of a love that's true multiply life by the power of two all the shiny little trinkets of temptation (make new friends) something new instead of something old (but keep the old) all you gotta do is scratch beneath the surface (and remember what is gold) and it's fools gold fools gold fools gold (what is gold what is gold) and now we're talking about a difficult thing and your eyes are getting wet but i took us for better and i took us for worse and don't you ever forget it is the steel bars between me and a promise suddenly bend with ease and the closer i'm bound in love to you the closer i am to free so we're okay we're fine baby i'm here to stop your crying chase all the ghosts from your head i'm stronger than the monster beneath your bed smarter than the tricks played on your heart we'll look at them together then we'll take 'em apart adding up the total of a love that's true multiply life by the power of twoback to top
Pushing the Needle Too Far
I woke up this morning, grey dawn,
with a prayer on my breath.
I lost something precious,
God'll save me from losing myself.
I think I know what's wrong,
I think I know what's wrong.
Now, I met the Queen and I understand
why she closed the door
I'm not making excuses,
But I've been there a few times,
I was knocking on her door.
I think I know what's wrong
I think I know what's wrong
There's a man, he lived in a house,
he had a family of five,
well, he blew up the windows and the doors,
he just couldn't survive.

We've all been removed in one way or another.
We don't know our families, we don't need our brothers.
Pushing the needle too far
Pushing the needle too far
If you wake up in the morning, grey dawn,
with a prayer on your breath,
maybe you lost something precious,
god'll save you, from losing yourself.
I think I know what's wrong.
I think I know what's wrong.
The queen who closed the door the family that lies
people who turn the cat that has died
a boy that od's a girl with a gun
the world on its knees and a band on the run

I think I know what's wrong
Pushing the needle too far.back to top
Virginia Woolf
Some will strut and some will fret see this an hour on the stage others will not but they'll sweat in their hopelessness in the rage we're all the same the men of anger and the women of the page they published your diary and that's how i got to know you key to the room of your own and a mind without end here's a young girl on a kind of a telephone line through time the voice at the other end comes like a long-lost friend so i know i'm alright my life will come my life will go still i feel it's alright I just got a letter to my soul when my whole life is on the tip of my tongue empty pages for the no longer young the apathy of time laughs in my face you say each life has its place the hatches were battened thunderclouds rolled and the critics stormed battles surrounded the white flag of your youth but if you need to know that you weathered the storm of cruel mortality a hundred years later i'm sitting here living proof so you know it's alright your life will come your life will go still you'll feel it's
alright someone will get a letter to your soul when your whole life was on the tip of you tongue empty pages for the no longer young the apathy of time laughed in your face did you hear me say each life has its place the place where you hold me is dark in a pocket of truth the moon has swallowed the sun and the light of the earth and so it was for you when the river eclipsed your life but sent your soul like a message in a bottle to me and it was my rebirth so we know it's alright life will come and life will go still we know it's alright someone will get a message to your soul then you know it's alright and you feel it's alright (when my whole life is on the tip of my tongue empty pages for the no longer young) then you know it's alright and you feel it's alright (each life has its place you say each life has its place) it's alrightback to top
Jonas and Ezekial
i left my anger in a river running highway 5
new hampshire, vermont, bordered by
college farms, hubcaps, and falling rocks
voices in the woods and the mountaintops

i used to search for reservations and native lands
before i realized everywhere i stand
there have tribal feet running wild as fire
some past life sister of my desire

jonas and ezekial hear me now
steady now and don't come out
i'm not ready for the dead to show it's face
whose turn is it anyway?
anyway?

now when i was young my people taught me well
give back what you take or you'll go to hell
it's not the devil's land, you know it's not that kind
every devil i meet becomes a friend of mine
every devil i meet is an angel in disguise

jonas and ezekial hear me now
steady now and don't come out
i'm not ready for the dead to show it's face
whose angel are you anyway?

white - chain - rope - fear
(hush my darling)
be still my dear

a bullet in the head, now he's dead
a friend of a friend, someone said
he was an activist with a very short life
i think there's a lesson here - he died without a fight

in the war over land where the world began
prophecies say it's where the world will end
but there's a tremor growing in our backyard
fear in our heads, fear in our hearts
prophets in the graveyard

jonas and ezekial hear me now
steady now and don't come out
i'm not ready for the dead to show it's face
whose turn is it anyway?

jonas and ezekial hear me now
steady now i feel your ghost about
i'm not ready for the dead to show it's face
whose angel are you anyway?

i said there's prophets in the graveyard
(now i walk in beauty)
prophets in the graveyard
(beauty is before me)
prophets in the graveyard
(beauty is behind me)
(above and below me)back to top
Tangled Up in Blue
Early one morning the sun was shining
I was laying in bed
Wondering if she'd changed at all
If her hair was still red
Her folks they said our lives together
Sure was gonna be rough
They never did like mama's homemade dress
Papa's bank book wasn't big enough
Me I'm standing on the side of the road
Rain falling on my shoes
I'm heading out to the east coast
Lord knows I've paid some dues
Getting through
Tangled up in blue

She was married when we first met
Soon to be divorced
I helped her out of a jam I guess
But I used a little too much force
And we drove that car as far as we could
Abandoned it out west
We split up on a sad dark night
Both agreeing it was best
She turned around and looked at me
As I was walking away
Then I heard her say over my shoulder
We'll meet again someday
On the avenue
Tangled up in blue

I was living in the great north woods
Working as a cook for a spell
I never did like it all that much
And one day the axe just fell
So I drifted down to new orleans
Where I happened to be employed
Yeah I was working for a while on a fishing boat
Right outside of de la croix
And all the while I was alone
The past was close behind
I'd seen a lot of women
But she never escaped my mind
And I just grew
Tangled up in blue

She was working at a topless bar
And I stopped in for a beer
I just kept looking at the side of her face
In the spotlight so clear
Now later on as the crowd thinned out
And I was just about to do the same
Yeah but she was standing there at the back of my chair
She said don't I know your name
Well I muttered something underneath my breath
She studied the lines on my face
I must admit I felt a little uneasy
When she bent down to tie the laces
Of my shoes
We were tangled up in blue
I know I know I know

She lit a burner on the stove
And offered me a pipe
I thought you'd never say hello she said
You look like the silent type
And then she opened up a book of poems
And handed it to me
Written by an italian poet
From the 13th century
Every one of his words rang true
And glowed like burning coal
Pouring off every page
Like it was written in my soul
From me to you
Tangled up in blue
Yeah yeah

I lived with them on montague street
In a basement down the stairs yeah
There was music in the cafes at night
And revolution in the air
That's when he started into dealing with slaves yeah
Something inside of her died just died
And she had to sell everything she owned
And she froze up inside
Finally the bottom fell out
I became withdrawn
The only thing I knew how to do
Was to keep on keepin' on
Like a bird that flew
Tangled up in blue
Oh yeah

Now I'm headed back again
I gotta get to her somehow
And all the people we used to know
They're an illusion to me now
Some are mathematicians
Some are carpenter's wives
I don't know how they all got started
I don't know what they're doing with their lives
But me I'm still on the road
Headed for another joint
We always did feel the same
We just saw it from a different point
Of view
Tangled up in blue
I know I know I know
Yeah yeah oh yeahback to top
World Falls
I'm coming home with a stone, strapped onto my back.
I'm coming home with a burning hope turning all my blues to black.
I'm looking for a sacred hand to carve into my stone.
A ghost of comfort, angels breath - to keep this life inside my chest.
This world falls on me with hopes of immortality.
Everywhere I turn all the beauty just keeps shaking me.
I woke up in the middle of a dream, scared the world was too much for me.
Sejarez said, "don't let go, just plant the seeds and watch them grow."
I've slept in rainy canyon lands, cold drenched to my skin.
I always wake to find a face to calm these troubled lands.
This world falls on me with dreams of immortality.
Everywhere I turn all the beauty just keeps shaking me.
Running - end - earth - swimming - edge - sea - laughing - under - starry sky
This world was meant for me.
Don't bury me, carry me.
I wish I was a nomad, an Indian, or a saint.
The edge of death would disappear, leave me nothing left to taint.
I wish I was a nomad, an Indian, or a saint.
Give me walking shoes, feathered arms, and a key to heaven's gate.
This world falls on me with dreams of immortality.back to top
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Indian legislation's on the desk of a do right congressman
And he don't know much about the issues so he picks up the phone
And asks the advice of the senator out in indian country
A darling of the energy companies ripping off
What's left of the reservation

I learned the safety rule
I don't know who to thank
Don't stand between the reservation
And the corporate bank
They're sending federal tanks
It isn't nice but it's reality

Bury my heart at wounded knee
I said deep in the earth
Won't you cover me with pretty lies
Bury my heart at wounded knee

We got these energy companies
Who want to take the land
And we got churches by the dozens
Trying to guide our hands
And turn our mother earth
Over to pollution war and greed
No no

Bury my heart at wounded knee
Bury my heart at wounded knee
I said deep in the earth
Bury my heart at wounded knee
Won't you cover me with pretty lies
Bury my heart at wounded knee
Bury my heart at wounded knee

We got the federal marshalls
We got the covert spies
We got the liars by fire
And the fbi
They lie in court and get nailed
And still leonard peltier goes off to jail
(the bullets don't match the gun)

Bury my heart at wounded knee
An eighth of the reservation
Bury my heart at wounded knee
Was transferred in secret
Bury my heart at wounded knee
We got your murder and intimidation
Bury my heart at wounded knee

My girlfriend anna may
Talked about uranium
Her head was full of bullets
And her body dumped
The fbi cut off her hands
And told us she died of exposure

To bury my heart at wounded knee
Bury my heart at wounded knee
I said deep in the earth
Bury my heart at wounded knee
Won't you cover me with your pretty lies
Bury my heart at wounded knee
Bury my heart at wounded knee
Bury my heart at wounded knee
Talk about a revolution
They stole my land
They won't steal my soul

We had the gold rush wars
Why didn't we learn to crawl?
And now our history gets written in a liar's scrawl
They tell me don't be so uptight
I mean honey you can still be an indian
Down at the y on saturday night''

Bury my heart at wounded knee
Bury my heart at wounded knee
I said deep in the earth
Bury my heart at wounded knee
Won't you cover me with your pretty lies
Bury my heart at wounded knee
Bury my heart at wounded knee

Bury my heart
It was an eighth of the reservation
Bury my heart
Yeah was transferred in secret
Bury my heart
Got your murder, murder, murder and intimidation
Bury me
Bury me
Bury me
Bury my heart
Bury my heart
Bury my heart
Bury my heartback to top
Ghost
There's a letter on the desktop that i dug out of a drawer the last truce we ever came to from our adolescent war and i start to feel a fever from the warm air through the screen you come regular like seasons shadowing my dreams and the mississippi's mighty but it starts in Minnesota at a place where you could walk across with five steps down and i guess that's how you started like a pinprick to my heart but at this point you rush right through me and i start to drown and there's not enough room in this world for my pain signals cross and love gets lost and time passed makes it plain of all my demon spirits i need you the most i'm in love with your ghost i'm in love with your ghost dark and dangerous like a secret that gets whispered in a hush (don't tell a soul) when i wake the things i dreamt about you last night make me blush (don't tell a soul) when you kiss me like a lover then you sting me like a viper i go follow to the river play your memory like the piper and i feel it like a sickness how this love
is killing me but i'd walk into the fingers of your fire willingly and dance the edge of sanity i've never been this close in love with your ghost ooooh: unknowing captor you'll never know how much you pierce my spirit but i can't touch you can you hear it a cry to be free or i'm forever under lock and key as you pass through me now i see your face before me i would launch a thousand ships to bring your heart back to my island as the sand beneath me slips as i burn up in your presence and i know now how it feels to be weakened like Achilles with you always at my heels and my bitter pill to swallow is the silence that i keep that poisons me i can't swim free the river is too deep though i'm baptized by your touch i am no worse at most in love with your ghostback to top
Dead Man's Hill
We were down at deadman's hill smoking vines like cigarettes looking through the trashy mags trying to feel what's coming next you told me of crashing cars older brothers and late night bars i told you what i feel most and you kept it like a ghost forever don't you write it down remember this in your head don't take a picture remember this in your heart don't leave a message talk to me face to face lying on the bright blue jumping mat dinner bell is ringing barking dogs and model planes and the sound of passing trains we watch for bonfires in the sky on the beach in july spin the bottle steal the kiss postcards to the one i miss forever the one i miss forever don't you write it down remember this in your head don't take a picture remember this in your heart i'll leave a message when everything comes apart i remember cats on fire gasoline a burning spiral standing underneath the night fighting back with all my might empty cans and charred remains find them in the heat of day on the top of deadman's hill this
is what i know of shame foreverback to top
I Don't Wanna Know
You followed me this far, did you find out what's inside? can you tell me what I'm doing? is it something i should hid? cause i don't know for sure, i don't wanna find out what i left there for.

I'm not scared and i'm not lonely. i'm not saving all my money of my breath. i'm not looking for an answer, i'm not asking anyone to second guess.

You told me all your secrets, so i filled you up with lies. now i'm living honestly, because i said goodbye. i can't go home anymore, i don't wanna find out what i left there for.

I'm not scared and i'm not lonely. i'm not saving all my money of my breath. i'm not looking for an answer, i'm not asking anyone to second guess.

I was losing all my senses, i was losing all control, it was getting so offensive, now you want me back for more, i just won't go.

If you think you know the answers, then you've got a lot of gall, cause it gives you satisfaction, knowing nothing at all. i don't care anymore, i don't wanna find out what i left there for.

I'm not scared and i'm not lonely. i'm not saving all my money of my breath. i'm not looking for an answer, i'm not asking anyone to second guess.back to top
Galileo
s head was on the block
The crime was looking up the truth
And as the bombshells of my daily fears explode
I try to trace them to my youth

Then you had to bring up reincarnation
Over a couple of beers the other night
And now I'm serving time for mistakes
Made by another in another lifetime

How long 'til my soul gets it right?
Can any human being ever reach that kind of light?
I call on the resting soul of Galileo
King of night vision
King of insight

And then I think about my fear of motion
Which I never could explain
Some other fool across the ocean years ago
Must have crashed his little airplane

How long 'til my soul gets it right?
Can any human being ever reach that kind of light?
I call on the resting soul of Galileo
King of night vision
King of insight

I'm not making a joke
You know me
I take everything so seriously
If we wait for the time
'Til all souls get it right
Then at least I know
There'll be no nuclear annihilation
In my lifetime
I'm still not right

I offer thanks to those before me
That's all I've got to say
'Cause maybe you squandered big bucks in your lifetime
But now I have to pay
But then again it feels like some sort of inspiration
To let the next life off the hook
Or she'll say, "Look what i had to overcome from my last life
I think i'll write a book"

How long till my soul gets it right?
Can any human being ever reach the highest light?
Except for Galileo (God rest his soul)
King of night vision
King of insight

How long?
How long?
How long?back to top
Down by the River
Be on my side
I'll be on your side
There is no reason for you to hide
It's so hard staying here all alone
You could be taking me for a ride
She could drag me over the rainbow
Send me away
Down by the river
I shot my baby
Down by the river
Dead

Take my hand
I'll take your hand baby
Together we may get away
This much madness is too much sorrow
It's impossible to make it today
Oh baby
She could drag me over the rainbow
Send me away
Down by the river
I shot my baby
Down by the river
Dead

Be on my side
I'll be on your side
Baby there ain't no reason for us to hide
It's so hard staying here all alone
You should be taking me for a ride
Oh baby
She could drag me over the rainbow
And send me away
Down by the river
I shot my baby
Down by the river
I shot my baby

You take my hand
(down by)
I'll take your hand baby
(the river)
Together we may get away
(I shot my baby)
This much madness is too much sorrow
(down by the river)
It's impossible to make it today
(I shot my baby)
This much madness is too much sorrow
(down by the river)
It's impossible to make it today
(I shot my baby)
Down by the riverback to top
Love's Recovery
During the time of which I speak it was hard to turn the other cheek
To the blows of insecurity
Feeding the cancer of my intellect the blood of love soon neglected
Lay dying in the strength of its impurity
Meanwhile our friends we thought were so together
They've all gone and left each other in search of fairer weather
And we sit here in our storm and drink a toast
To the slim chance of love's recovery.
There I am in younger days, star gazing,
Painting picture perfect maps of how my life and love would be
Not counting the unmarked paths of misdirection
My compass, faith in love's perfection
I missed ten million miles of road I should have seen
Meanwhile our friends we thought were so together
Left each other one by one in search of fairer weather
And we sit here in our storm and drink a toast
To the slim chance of love's recovery.
Rain soaked and voice choked like silent screaming in a dream
I search for our absolute distinction
Not content to bow and bent
To the whims of culture that swoop like vultures
Eating us away, eating us away
Eating us away to our extinction
Oh how I wish I were a trinity, so if I lost a part of me
I'd still have two of the same to live
But nobody gets a lifetime rehearsal, as specks of dust we're universal
To let this love survive would be the greatest gift we could give
Tell all the friends who think they're so together
That these are ghosts and mirages, these thoughts of fairer weather
Though it's storming out I feel safe within the arms of love's discoveryback to top
Land of Canaan
You can go to the East
To find your, inner hemisphere.
You say we're under the same sky babe,
You're bound to realize, Honey, it's not that clear.
I'm not your promise land
I'm not your promise one
I'm not your Land of Canaan, sweetheart,
Waiting for you under the sun.

I'm lonely tonight, I'm missing you now.
I'm wanting your love and you're giving it out.
I'm lonely tonight, I'm lonely tonight, I'm lonely tonight.

Well the meanings changed (for what it's worth),
It's just a senseless game.
I should think of love, but it's fear every time I hear
Your heart strain.
It's not the fallen man,
It's not the call of time,
It's just the London skyline
Telling me you're not mine.

I'm lonely tonight, I'm missing you now.
I'm wanting your love and you're giving it out.
I'm lonely tonight, I'm lonely tonight, I'm lonely tonight.

My blood is running dry,
My skin is, my skin is growing thin
For every time you find yourself
You lose a little bit of me, from within.
It's just a raging cycle, why can't we
Bring it all to the end of the line.
From inside this existence, sweetheart,
Time is not on my side.

I'm lonely tonight, I'm missing you now.
I'm wanting your love and you're giving it out.
I'm lonely tonight, I'm lonely tonight, I'm lonely tonight.

I'm not your promised land, I'm not your promised one.
I'm not your promised land, I'm not your promised one.
I'm not your Land of Canaan Sweetheart,
I'm not your Land of Canaan Sweetheart,
I'm not your Land of Canaan Sweetheart,
Waiting for you under the sun, I'm lonely tonight.back to top
Mystery
Each time you'd pull down the driveway i wasn't sure when i would see you again yours was a twisted blind-sided highway no matter which road you took then oh you set up your place in my thoughts moved in and made my thinking crowded now we're out in the back with the barking dogs my heart the red sun your heart the moon clouded i could go crazy on a night like tonight when summer's beginning to give up her fight and every thought's a possibility and voices are heard but nothing is seen why do you spend this time with me maybe an equal mystery so what is love then is it dictated or chosen does it sing like the hymns of 1000 years or is it just pop emotion and if it ever was here and it left does it mean it was never true and to exist it must elude is that why i think these things of you but i could go crazy on a night like tonight when summer's beginning to give up her fight and every thought's a possibility and voices are heard but nothing is seen why do you spend this time with me maybe an equal mystery oh
but you like the taste of danger it shines like sugar on your lips and you like to stand in the line of fire just to show you can shoot straight from your hip there must be a 1000 things you would die for i can hardly think of two but not everything is better spoken aloud not when i'm talking to you oh the pirate gets the ship and the girl tonight breaks a bottle to christen her basking in the exploits of her thief she's a very good listener and maybe that's all that we need is to meet in the middle of impossibility standing at opposite poles equal partners in a mystery we're standing at opposite poles equal partners in a mysteryback to top
This Train Revised
It's a fish white belly lump in the throat razor on the wire skin and bone piss and blood in a railroad car 100 people gypsies queers and david's star this train is bound for glory measure the bones count the face pull out the teeth do you belong to the human race doctor doctor are you unkind do you shock the monkeys cover our eyes with clear blue skies this train is bound for glory here is a dancer who has no legs here is a teacher who has no face here is a runner who has no feet here is a healer who has no hands here is a builder who has no back here is a thinker who has no head here is a writer who has no voice these are the questions these are the answers stacked like wood this train is bound for glory these are the questions stacked like wood these are the answers here is potential gone for goodback to top
Back Together Again
Leaving ain't fair you know
Parting ain't just
People got to move on
People got to do what they must
And we're back together again
And I'm never gonna lose you as a friend

Growing up free
Growing up wild
If you want to know the secret behind the smile
You got to ask a tuesday's child
And we're back together again
And I'm never gonna lose you as a friend

Well I guess that highway got a hold of me
Thinking crazy thoughts like it was going to set me free

This ain't my place you know
This ain't my home
And I'm not going to feel right
Til you get us back behind the microphones
And we're back together again
And I'm never gonna lose you as a friend
No I'm never gonna lose you as a friend
No I'm never gonna lose you as a friendback to top
Language or the Kiss
I don't know if it was real or in a dream
Lately waking up I'm not sure where I've been
There was a table set for six and five were there
I stood outside and kept my eyes upon that empty chair
And there was steam on the windows from the kitchen
Laughter like a language I once spoke with ease
But I'm made mute by the virtue of decision
And I choose most of your life goes on without me
Oh the fear I've known
That I might reap the praise of strangers
And end up on my own
All I've sown was a song but maybe I was wrong

I said to you the one gift which I'd adore
The package of the next 10 years unfolding
But you told me if I had my way I'd be bored
Right then I knew I loved you best born of your scolding
When we last talked we were lying on our backs
Looking at the sky through the ceiling
I used to lie like that alone out on the driveway
Trying to read the greek upon the stars
The alphabet of feeling
Oh I knew back then
It was a calling that said if joy then pain
The sound of the voice these years later
Is still the same

I am alone in a hotel room tonight
I squeeze the sky out but there's not a star appears
Begin my studies with this paper and this pencil
And I'm working through the grammar of my fears
Oh mercy what I won't give
To have the things that mean the most
Not to mean the things I miss
Unforgiving the choice still is
The language or the kissback to top
Chicken Man
I am an only child born of the wild riddled to spend my time defending my land you are my only one born in the sun riddled to spend your time defending my plan dead dog on the highway median cats are growling at me i turn my lights on brighter counting through the night ride one more life for the taker chickenman one more song for the maker chickenman on the road to Athens i saw a dead deer on the highway i slipped into a desert five prairie dogs and a rabbit i was running down on queen street i saw a woman on the sidewalk she was beaten by a stranger danger danger danger one more life for the taker chickenman chicken-man chickenman hold my hand one more life forthe maker hold my hand chickenman i was on the road to Austin i met a man on the highway he sold me junk and conversation he was wise and dirty from the wather i said darkness into darkness all the carnage of my journeys makes it hard to be living he said it's a long road to be forgiven one more life for the taker chickenman chickenman chickenman hold my hand one more song for the maker chickenman chickenman chickenman hold my hand i am an only child born of the wild riddled to spend my time defending my land you are my only one born in the sun riddled to spend you time defending my plan i went looking for a car found myself beneath the stars i went looking for a girl found a man and his world chickenman chickenman chickenman hold my hand i am an only child hold my hand chickenman chickenman chickenman hold my handback to top
Midnight Train to Georgia
L.a. proved too much for the man
(too much for the man)
(he couldn't make it)
So he's leaving the life he's come to know
(he said he's going)
He said he's going back to find
(going back to find)
What's left of his world
The world he left behind
Not so very long ago
Oh yeah

He's leaving
(leaving)
On that midnight train to georgia
(leaving on a midnight train)
Oh yeah
Oh ya'll
Said he's going back to find
(he's going back to find)
A simpler place and time
(and when he takes that ride)
Yes he is
(guess who's gonna be right by his side)
I'll be with him
(I know you will)
On that midnight train to georgia
(leaving on a midnight train to georgia)
(whoo whoo)
I'd rather live in his world
(live in his world)
Than live without him in mine
(world, world)
(it's his, his and hers alone)

He kept dreaming
(dreaming)
That one day he'd be a star
(a superstar but he didn't get far)
But he sure found out the hard way
That dreams don't always come true
(dreams don't always come true)
Oh no
(uh uh no uh uh)
So he sold all his hopes
And he even sold his own car
And bought a one way ticket back
To the life that he once knew
Oh yes he did
He said he would

I know he's leaving
(leaving)
On that midnight train to georgia
(leaving on a midnight train)
Oh yeah
Oh ya'll
Said he's going back to find
(he's going back to find)
A simpler place and time
(and when he takes that ride)
Yes he is
(guess who's gonna be right by his side)
I've got to be with him
(I know you will)
On that midnight train to georgia
(leaving on the midnight train to georgia)
(whoo whoo)
I'd rather live in his world
(live in his world)
Than live without him in mine
(world, world)
(it's his, his and hers alone)

He's leaving
(he's leaving)
On a midnight train to georgia
(leaving on a midnight train)
Oh yeah
He said he's going back to find
(he's going back to find)
A simpler place and time
(and when he takes that ride)
(guess who's gonna be right by his side)
I've got to be with him
(I know you will)
On that midnight train to georgia
(leaving on a midnight train to georgia)
(whoo whoo)
I'd rather live in his world
(live in his world)
Than live without him in mine

(world, world)
(is his, his and hers alone)
(world is his)
(his and hers alone)
(all aboard)
(one world)
(her man, his girl)
I've got to go
(all aboard)
Ive got to go
(one world)
I've got to go
(her man, his girl)
I've got to go
(all aboard)
I've got to go
(one world)
I've got to go right now
(her man, his girl)
(all aboard)
(one world)
(her man, his girl)
(all aboard)
(one world)
(her man, his girl)back to top
Closer to Fine
I'm trying to tell you something about my life
Maybe give me insight between black and white
The best thing you've ever done for me
Is to help me take my life less seriously, it's only life after all
Well darkness has a hunger that's insatiable
And lightness has a call that's hard to hear
I wrap my fear around me like a blanket
I sailed my ship of safety till I sank it, I'm crawling on your shore.

I went to the doctor, I went to the mountains
I looked to the children, I drank from the fountain
There's more than one answer to these questions
pointing me in crooked line
The less I seek my source for some definitive
The closer I am to fine.

I went to see the doctor of philosophy
With a poster of Rasputin and a beard down to his knee
He never did marry or see a B-grade movie
He graded my performance, he said he could see through me
I spent four years prostrate to the higher mind, got my paper
And I was free.

I went to the doctor, I went to the mountains
I looked to the children, I drank from the fountain
There's more than one answer to these questions
pointing me in crooked line
The less I seek my source for some definitive
The closer I am to fine.

I stopped by the bar at 3 a.m.
To seek solace in a bottle or possibly a friend
I woke up with a headache like my head against a board
Twice as cloudy as I'd been the night before
I went in seeking clarity.

I went to the doctor, I went to the mountains
I looked to the children, I drank from the fountain
There's more than one answer to these questions
pointing me in crooked line
The less I seek my source for some definitive
The closer I am to fine.

I went to the doctor, I went to the mountains
I looked to the children, I drank from the fountain
There's more than one answer to these questions
pointing me in crooked line
The less I seek my source for some definitive
The closer I am to fine.

We go to the bible, we go through the workout
We read up on revival and we stand up for the lookout
There's more than one answer to these questions
pointing me in a crooked line
The less I seek my source for some definitive
The closer I am to fine
The closer I am to fine
The closer I am to fineback to top
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (Studio Version)
indian legislation's on the desk of the do right Congressman

now he don't know much about the issues so he picks up the phone

and asks the advice of the senator out in indian country

a darling of the energy companies their ripping off

what's left of the reservation

i learned the safety rule

i don't know who to thank

don't stand between the reservation

and the corporate bank

they're sending federal tanks

it isn't nice but it's reality

bury my heart at wounded knee

deep in the earth

i said cover me with pretty lies

bury my heart at wounded knee

they got these energy companies

who want to take the land

and they got churches by the dozens

trying to guide our hands

and turn our mother earth

over to pollution war and greed

well

bury my heart at wounded knee

bury my heart at wounded knee

i said deep in the earth

bury my heart at wounded knee

won't you cover me with your pretty lies

bury my heart at wounded knee

bury my heart at wounded knee

they got the federal marshalls

we get the covert spies

we get the liars by fire

we get the fbi

they lie in court and get nailed

and still leonard peltier goes off to jail

(the bullets don't match the gun)

bury my heart at wounded knee

an eighth of the reservation

bury my heart at wounded knee

it was transferred in secret

bury my heart at wounded knee

we got your murder and intimidation

bury my heart at wounded knee

my girlfriend anna may

talked about uranium

her head was full of bullets

and her body dumped

the fbi cut off her hands

and told us she died of exposure

yeah right

bury my heart at wounded knee

bury my heart at wounded knee

oh deep in the earth

bury my heart at wounded knee

won't you cover me with pretty lies

bury my heart at wounded knee

bury my heart at wounded knee

bury my heart at wounded knee

talk about a revolution

we had the gold rush wars

why didn't we learn to crawl?

and now our history gets written in a liar's scrawl

they tell me " honey you can still be an indian

down at the y on saturday night''

bury my heart at wounded knee

bury my heart at wounded knee

i said deep in the earth

bury my heart at wounded knee

and cover me with your pretty lies

bury my heart at wounded knee

bury my heart at wounded knee

bury my heart

it was an eighth of the reservation

bury my heart

it was transferred in secret

bury my heart

got your murder, murder, murder and intimidation

bury me

bury me

bury me

bury my heart

bury my heart

bury my heart

bury my heartback to top
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