Lyrics from "The Humble beginnings of a Roving Soul"

                                                                                                             Cannon Ball

Everyday the song we sung, everyone now a tattered son

Eyes black I'm short on breath, lost hope and I'm warn to death

carry on the dear old message, walk away from love invested

get help we all screamed, as we run from this broken dream

 

Ramparts have all been busted, shrapnel of the love we trusted

Let fear dictate your truth, a poison of a hundred proof

Gulp it down how sweet the sound, a solum oat has hit the ground

Shinny eyes are growing pale, thought this love too big to fail

(Chorus)

We don't write we don't call, unless delivered with a cannonball

though the storms be in our lives, we set sail today to catch this lie

 

Talk this way cause its how i'm feeling, climbing out of this shattered celling

We can love but when its tested, give up all hope invested

Bitterness how weak your fruit, to make wine with the lies of youth

We can live without counting the cost, until we suffer loss

 

Every lie we dream, too our friends we scream, taring down the love we hoped in

Plant the joyful seed, pull up the bitter weed, a dab of faith can move a mountain

What's been lost won't be forgotten   



Da Boss

We are the ones that keep this city moving

You should see the black holes that we crawled out from

backroom deals and brand new wheels

the middle class will never heal

someone call the cops, nah there under all our thumbs

(Chorus)

Cause they're dumb, dumb dumb dumb

they'll never know what hit em

tell them I'm the boss
 

skim it off the top, and line the right guys pockets

buy your local office, then on to washington

we will dance and we will sing for the progress that we'll never bring

the downfall of a nation was never quite so fun

 

Your blindfolds in the mail

light that cigaret before all of it falls down

your pretty words will fail, we know

My faith in you is drained, Its been poured out of this child like heart

You'll pay for all the lies you sold

 

Cause we are the ones that keep our city moving

we'll be the ones that send you off to jail

we will dance and we will sing for the justice that our voice will bring

justice of a nation, is coming down like hail

 

Cause your done, done done done

you'll never knew what hitcha

we gotta keep that city moving

farewell to the boss



The Peach Farmer

I'll tell you my story, so please don't ignore me

I'm a small town poet, who couldn't write a thing

So i'll sing you my stories, down by the morning glories

On the corner of hustle and bustle, I'm the man that time has lost

 

(chorus)

Well I've got Georgia peaches, peaches for you

I'm a smiling preacher, that's what I do son

with a glance I'll take you, to another time

where a smile and a handshake is the daily grind

A smile and a handshake is my daily grind

 

A warn out face that the sun has warn

duct tape overalls all tattered and torn

they speak of hardships that i've been through

But a smile and a handshake is my gift to you

so walk with me as I sell my wares,

I'll show you a life without your cares

Just a crate of old peaches in Jars

down by hustle and bustle blvd

 

Timothy

 

Every day I tell the world I am, just as fragile as any man

Here is the truth afforded to you, I found peace in all that I've been through

I've seen the strong man falter on the seas, I've seen the forest through all the trees

cast away from this distant shore, I found joy while on the chaining floor

(Chorus)

Every man to me admits that he's alive, But in his pain, well can he thrive

Can you find joy in counting the cost, in the pain and in the lose

Here's the reason that I sing this to you, life has lies and life has truth

seek it hard now and seek it true, might be the last thing you ever do

 

Everyday I tell the world I am, just as fallen as any man

Here's the truth afforded to you, I've found grace in the pain that I've been through

I seen the humble rise up from his knees, I've seen the proud man beg by asking please

I was a killer who's hate defied the Lord, but I saw the light while on the blinding floor

Timothy!!


Hurricane

(Chorus)

And the north wind hums the east winds drum

your smile stops the rain

And My mind it runs with shallow puns

which swell this hurricane

 

A peaceful wind, wraps my ears with graceful sound

a whistling which calls my pain

you speak my name and calm the storm inside of me

each day I change you stay the same

All torn apart, this raft prepared just for me

a sinking hand beneath the waves

yet you respond, and challenge me to deeper thing

such a roving soul I am to save

 

Hurricane

 

 

(Chorus)

And the north wind hums the east winds drum

your smile stops the rain

And My mind it runs with shallow puns

which swell this hurricane

 

A peaceful wind, wraps my ears with graceful sound

a whistling which calls my pain

you speak my name and calm the storm inside of me

each day I change you stay the same

All torn apart, this raft prepared just for me

a sinking hand beneath the waves

yet you respond, and challenge me to deeper thing

such a roving soul I am to save


Someday Hun

 

Packed my bags and I'm heading westward

To Johnny Rioux's and then take a right

Johnny Cash playing on my Stereo, no place that we won't go

gotta play that show tonight

 

(Chorus)

I'll be home someday Hun

I'll be home someday Hun

Keep that boiling teapot on

Our love has just begun

I'll be home someday hun

 

Got a happy song to sing, but I still miss you

Every state that we drive through, your always on my mind

Got the Jacks playing on my stereo

no place that we won't go

Billy Bones always gets it right

 

 

Well I'm tired of waiting here she said

for all these months

Haven't felt the roads equal, no not once

so I've packed my bags and Im off to mothers

O I took the Dog,

You can have your brothers

 

You'll be home someday Hun

You'll be home someday hun

All you'll have is an empty room

and a Picture of a smiling groom

you'll be home but I'll be gone

 

Where did you go?

 

 

Well I once knew you, Playing in my arms

killing with your charms, we once a part of that story made of gold

our love grew we were best of friends

darling there's know hint of that boy left without you

(Chorus)

where did you go, when the grief hit the ground

where did you go from the story that we found

babe my heart skipped a beat when my arms around you reached

where did you go, where did you go?

 

Tuesday

 

Anger fills the air, like a shadow void of life

bent on hurt and fear and suffocating life

Always told I never listen to anything but the truth

but I hear you

 

Tuesday morning comes like a door open to cold

the thought of losing you, and this impending lonely road

Still I can't get over the way you broke the mold

though your love is gone no one else can fill this roll

Cause I see you

 

(Chorus)

Sighing loneliest heart, calling for wisdom in the dark

Sighing my dear old friend, I hear you

Sighing hugging your knees

Longing for the world just to freeze

Sighing hope will find you in the end

Hope will find you again

It is well with my Soul

 

When peace like a river attendeth my wake

when sorrows like sea bellows roll

whatever my lot is, thou has taught me to say

It is well it is well it is well with my soul

(Chorus)

IT is well, it is well, it is well with my soul

 

Though Satan shall buffet me, though trials shall come

Let this blessed assurance console

that Christ has regarded, my helpless estate

and shed his own blood, his blood for my soul

 

My sin, o the bliss of this glorious thought

my sin not in part but the whole

has been nailed to the cross, and I bare it no more

praise the Lord Praise the Lord Praise the Lord o my soul

 

 

Burning Ships

 

I don't want a million things so impossible for you to give

All I want is your simple smile, and a simple life for us to live

Be my friend be my lover, as we cling to one another

and I'll give my all for you

grace abounds with the hopeful, even when you are a handful

I will do my best for you

 

May sound cliché but its true

I will burn my ships for you

all others just won't do

I will burn these ships for you

 

Keep it simple, keep it easy, It may sound cheesy

Read the quiver on my lips

love's a risky land, full of many hopeful plans

thats why I burn my ships

 

So I will burn, (4x) through these pages that we turn

So I will burn (4x) Your love language I will learn  

Backpack

 

We built our home of glass next to a gravel road

Just to show the strength we were made of

our past a different time we sold, only till it came between us

hear the rumble the crumble, the crash of dreams

man I hope the grass was greener

O this life is just not what it seems,

but for grace these times would be meaner

 

I found the grace of the lonely road

I have found the peace of the lonely road

 

We walk alone!! Fighting the fragrance of pain

finding home!!! Just a backpack that calling my name

 

No freedom found in the mistakes that others have made

But by grace I remember the price was paid

forgiveness marks the start of this long long road

a daily fight of a creature with no legs of its own.

This experience has painted, painted a picture for me

kill my pride so that my blinded eyes can see

I'm not defines by the actions of another mans fear

only known by the heart of the son right here.

 

The Travelers

 

 

Baton the hatches these roving souls

These cracks in my face my grey hair bold

these old sea stained eyes, these pipe soaked teeth

all a portrait of a man whose name is grief

 

I've heard the beauty of a seagulls screech

with the promise of land just out of reach

cast far away by this wandering shoal

and recked by the fragrance of times of old

 

(Chorus)

We will sing, of these roving hearts as we sail

captured by these stars

We will dance in these boxcars of old

just two roving souls waiting for life to unfold

 

I've seen the white caps from which you have come

but the promise of freedom is not found In them

I know the secrets of wondering free

just a boxcar and a nap-sack is all that I need.

 

It can be dangerous that's for sure

running from bulls in these Chicago yards

but beauty unmatched is not out of reach

Just two rails below me and engine grease

 

Well my old friend we can daydream all we want

but when the whistle its sounds it commanding haunt

we shall return from our wistful old tail

cause we're just two average Joes in this factory jail

Just two average Joes in this factory hell