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Owe Sigvardsson Vocals, Acoustic guitar, Drums, Harmonica
Roger Mårtensson Bass, Accordion
Carl Ekerstam *Electric guitar, *Slide guitar, *Bass, Harmonica on Meet Me In The Morning, Guest vocals on Just Like Tom Thumb´s Blues
Simon Mårtensson Organ, Electric guitar, Slide guitar, Piano and Strings on You´re A Big Girl Now
Elin Ruth Backing vocals, Guest vocals on Just Like Tom Thumb´s Blues

Cover photo Elin Sigvardsson Cooney
Front cover modelling Brendan Sigvardssson Cooney
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Zamba Studio AB, Sweden.

Year2012
Label Zamba Studio AB

Catalog ZAMBA CD 1201 & 1202
Producer Owe Sigvardsson

CD 1
1. It Hurts Me Too
2. Like A Rolling Stone
3. Love Minus Zero, No Limit
4. Born In Time
5. Meet Me In The Morning*
6. All I Really Want To Do*
7. Make You Feel My Love
8. Tangled Up In Blue*
9. Sad-Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands
10. Hazel
11. Shelter From The Storm
12. Girl From The North Country

CD 2
1. The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
2. Licens To Kill
3. Going, Going, Gone
4. If You See Her, Say Hello*
5. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
6. Shooting Star*
7. The Times They Are A´Changing
8. I Shall Be Released
9. Heart Of Mine
10. Just Like A Woman
11. Just Like Tom Thumb´s Blues*
12. You´re A Big Girl Now
13. Under The Red Sky*
14. Queen Jane Approximately

 

It Hurts Me Too

© Big Sky Music
Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia

So run here baby
put your little hands in mine
I’ve got something to tell you
I know you’re gonna change your mind
When things go wrong
so wrong with you
It hurts me too

I want you, baby
just to understand
I don’t wanna be your boss, baby
I just wanna be your man
When things go wrong
so wrong with you
It hurts me too

Now when you go home
you don’t have to get along
Come back to me, baby
Where I live that’s where you belong
When things go wrong
so wrong with you
It hurts me too

I love you baby
and you know that it’s true
I wouldn’t mistreat you, baby
Nothing in this world is like you
Yes, when things go wrong
so wrong with you
It hurts me too

So run here baby
put your little hands in mine
I’ve got something to tell you, baby
I know you’re gonna change your mind
When things go wrong
so wrong with you
It hurts me too

Like A Rolling Stone

© Special Rider Music
Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia

Once upon a time you dressed so fine
You threw the bums a dime
in your prime, didn’t you?
People’d call, say, “Beware doll,
you’re bound to fall”
You thought they were all kiddin’ you
You used to laugh about
Everybody that was hangin’ out
Now you don’t talk so loud
Now you don’t seem so proud
About having to be scrounging
for your next meal

How does it feel
How does it feel
To be without a home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?

You’ve gone to the finest school
all right, Miss Lonely
But you know you only used to get juiced in it
And nobody has ever taught you
how to live on the street
And now you find out you’re gonna have to get used to it
You said you’d never compromise
With the mystery tramp, but now you realize
He’s not selling any alibis
As you stare into the vacuum of his eyes
And ask him do you want to make a deal?

How does it feel
How does it feel
To be on your own
With no direction home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?

You never turned around to see the frowns
on the jugglers and the clowns
When they all come down
and did tricks for you
You never understood that it ain’t no good
You shouldn’t let other people
get your kicks for you
You used to ride on the chrome horse
with your diplomat
Who carried on his shoulder a Siamese cat
Ain’t it hard when you discover that
He really wasn’t where it’s at
After he took from you everything
he could steal

How does it feel
How does it feel
To be on your own
With no direction home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?

Princess on the steeple
and all the pretty people
They’re drinkin’, thinkin’ that they got it made
Exchanging all kinds of precious
gifts and things
But you’d better lift your diamond ring,
you’d better pawn it babe
You used to be so amused
At Napoleon in rags
and the language that he used
Go to him now, he calls you, you can’t refuse
When you got nothing, you got nothing to lose
You’re invisible now, you got no secrets
to conceal

How does it feel
How does it feel
To be on your own
With no direction home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?

Love Minus Zero, No Limit

© Special Rider Music
Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia

My love she speaks like silence
Without ideals or violence
She doesn’t have to say she’s faithful
Yet she’s true, like ice, like fire
People carry roses
Make promises by the hours
My love she laughs like the flowers
Valentines can’t buy her

In the dime stores and bus stations
People talk of situations
Read books, repeat quotations
Draw conclusions on the wall
Some speak of the future
My love she speaks softly
She knows there’s no success like failure
And that failure’s no success at all

The cloak and dagger dangles
Madams light the candles
In ceremonies of the horsemen
Even the pawn must hold a grudge
Statues made of matchsticks
Crumble into one another
My love winks, she does not bother
She knows too much to argue or to judge

The bridge at midnight trembles
The country doctor rambles
Bankers’ nieces seek perfection
Expecting all the gifts that wise men bring
The wind howls like a hammer
The night blows cold and rainy
My love she’s like some raven
At my window with a broken wing

Born In Time

© Special Rider Music
Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia

In the lonely night
In the blinking stardust of a pale blue light
You’re comin’ thru to me in black and white
When we were made of dreams

You’re blowing down the shaky street
You’re hearing my heart beat
In the record-breaking heat
Where we were born in time

Not one more night, not one more kiss
Not this time baby, no more of this
Takes too much skill, takes too much will
It’s revealing
You came, you saw, just like the law
You married young, just like your ma
You tried and tried, you made me slide
You left me reelin’ with this feelin’

On the rising curve
Where the ways of nature will test every nerve
You won’t get anything you don’t deserve
Where we were born in time

You pressed me once, you pressed me twice
You hang the flame, you’ll pay the price
Oh babe, that fire
Is still smokin’
You were snow, you were rain
You were striped, you were plain
Oh babe, truer words
Have not been spoken or broken

In the hills of mystery
In the foggy web of destiny
You can have what’s left of me
Where we were born in time

Meet Me In the Morning

© Ram’s Horn Music
Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia

Meet me in the morning,
56th and Wabasha
Meet me in the morning,
56th and Wabasha
Honey, we could be in Kansas
By time the snow begins to thaw

They say the darkest hour
is right before the dawn
They say the darkest hour
is right before the dawn
But you wouldn’t know it by me
Every day’s been darkness
since you been gone

Little rooster crowin’,
there must be something on his mind
Little rooster crowin’,
there must be something on his mind
Well, I feel just like that rooster
Honey, ya treat me so unkind

The birds are flyin’ low babe,
honey I feel so exposed
Well, the birds are flyin’ low babe,
honey I feel so exposed
Well now, I ain’t got any matches
And the station doors are closed

Well, I struggled through barbed wire,
felt the hail fall from above
Well, I struggled through barbed wire,
felt the hail fall from above
Well, you know I even outran the hound dogs
Honey, you know I’ve earned your love

Look at the sun
sinkin’ like a ship
Look at the sun
sinkin’ like a ship
Ain’t that just like my heart, babe
When you kissed my lips?

 

All I Really Want To Do

© Special Rider Music
Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia

I ain’t lookin’ to compete with you
Beat or cheat or mistreat you
Simplify you, classify you
Deny, defy or crucify you
All I really want to do
Is, baby, be friends with you

No, and I ain’t lookin’ to fight with you
Frighten you or tighten you
Drag you down or drain you down
Chain you down or bring you down
All I really want to do
Is, baby, be friends with you

I ain’t lookin’ to block you up
Shock or knock or lock you up
Analyze you, categorize you
Finalize you or advertise you
All I really want to do
Is, baby, be friends with you

I don’t want to straight-face you
Race or chase you, track or trace you
Or disgrace you or displace you
Or define you or confine you
All I really want to do
Is, baby, be friends with you

I don’t want to meet your kin
Make you spin or do you in
Or select you or dissect you
Or inspect you or reject you
All I really want to do
Is, baby, be friends with you

I don’t want to fake you out
Take or shake or forsake you out
I ain’t lookin’ for you to feel like me
See like me or be like me
All I really want to do
Is, baby, be friends with you

Make You Feel My Love

© Special Rider Music
Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia

When the rain is blowing in your face
And the whole world is on your case
I could offer you a warm embrace
To make you feel my love

When the evening shadows and the stars appear
And there is no one there to dry your tears
I could hold you for a million years
To make you feel my love

I know you haven’t made your mind up yet
But I would never do you wrong
I’ve known it from the moment that we met
No doubt in my mind where you belong

I’d go hungry, I’d go black and blue
I’d go crawling down the avenue
There’s nothing that I wouldn’t do
To make you feel my love

The storms are raging on the rollin’ sea
And on the highway of regret
The winds of change are blowing wild and free
You ain’t seen nothing like me yet

I could make you happy,
make your dreams come true
Nothing that I wouldn’t do
Go to the ends of the earth for you
To make you feel my love

Tangled Up In Blue

© Ram’s Horn Music
Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia

Early one mornin’ the sun was shinin’
I was layin’ in bed
Wond’rin’ 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 bankbook wasn’t big enough
And I was standin’ on the side of the road
Rain fallin’ on my shoes
Heading out for the East Coast
Lord knows I’ve paid some dues
gettin’ 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
We drove that car as far as we could
Abandoned it out West
Split up on a dark sad night
Both agreeing it was best
She turned around to look at me
As I was walkin’ away
I heard her say over my shoulder
“We’ll meet again someday on the avenue”
Tangled up in blue

I had a job in the great north woods
Working as a cook for a spell
But I never did like it all that much
And one day the ax just fell
So I drifted down to New Orleans
Where I happened to be employed
Workin’ for a while on a fishin’ boat
Right outside of Delacroix
But all the while I was alone
The past was close behind
I seen a lot of women
But she never escaped my mind,
and I just grew
Tangled up in blue

She was workin’ in a topless place
And I stopped in for a beer
I just kept lookin’ at the side of her face
In the spotlight so clear
And later on as the crowd thinned out
I’s just about to do the same
She was standing there in back of my chair
Said to me, “Don’t I know your name?”
I muttered somethin’ 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 shoe
Tangled up in blue

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”
Then she opened up a book of poems
And handed it to me
Written by an Italian poet
From the thirteenth century
And every one of them words rang true
And glowed like burnin’ coal
Pourin’ off of every page
Like it was written in my soul
from me to you
Tangled up in blue

I lived with them on Montague Street
In a basement down the stairs
There was music in the cafés at night
And revolution in the air
Then he started into dealing with slaves
And something inside of him died
She had to sell everything she owned
And froze up inside
And when 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

So now I’m goin’ back again
I got to get to her somehow
All the people we used to know
They’re an illusion to me now
Some are mathematicians
Some are carpenters’ wives
Don’t know how it all got started
I don’t know what they’re doin’ with their lives
But me, I’m still on the road
Headin’ for another joint
We always did feel the same
We just saw it from a different
point of view
Tangled up in blue

Sad-Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands

© Dwarf Music
Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia

With your mercury mouth in the missionary times
And your eyes like smoke
and your prayers like rhymes
And your silver cross, and your voice like chimes
Oh, who among them do they think
could bury you?
With your pockets well protected at last
And your streetcar visions
which you place on the grass
And your flesh like silk, and your face like glass
Who among them do they think
could carry you?
Sad-eyed lady of the lowlands
Where the sad-eyed prophet says
that no man comes
My warehouse eyes, my Arabian drums
Should I leave them by your gate
Or, sad-eyed lady, should I wait?

With your sheets like metal
and your belt like lace
And your deck of cards
missing the jack and the ace
And your basement clothes
and your hollow face
Who among them can think he
could outguess you?
With your silhouette when the sunlight dims
Into your eyes where the moonlight swims
And your matchbook songs
and your gypsy hymns
Who among them would try to impress you?
Sad-eyed lady of the lowlands
Where the sad-eyed prophet says
that no man comes
My warehouse eyes, my Arabian drums
Should I leave them by your gate
Or, sad-eyed lady, should I wait?

The kings of Tyrus with their convict list
Are waiting in line for their geranium kiss
And you wouldn’t know
it would happen like this
But who among them
really wants just to kiss you?
With your childhood flames o
n your midnight rug
And your Spanish manners
and your mother’s drugs
And your cowboy mouth
and your curfew plugs
Who among them
do you think could resist you?
Sad-eyed lady of the lowlands
Where the sad-eyed prophet says
that no man comes
My warehouse eyes, my Arabian drums
Should I leave them by your gate
Or, sad-eyed lady, should I wait?

Oh, the farmers and the businessmen,
they all did decide
To show you the dead angels
that they used to hide
But why did they pick you to
sympathize with their side?
Oh, how could they ever mistake you?
They wished you’d accepted
the blame for the farm
But with the sea at your feet
and the phony false alarm
And with the child of a hoodlum
wrapped up in your arms
How could they ever, ever persuade you?
Sad-eyed lady of the lowlands
Where the sad-eyed prophet says
that no man comes
My warehouse eyes, my Arabian drums
Should I leave them by your gate
Or, sad-eyed lady, should I wait?

With your sheet-metal memory
of Cannery Row
And your magazine-husband
who one day just had to go
And your gentleness now,
which you just can’t help but show
Who among them do you think
would employ you?
Now you stand with your thief,
you’re on his parole
With your holy medallion
which your fingertips fold
And your saintlike face
and your ghostlike soul
Oh, who among them do you think could destroy you?
Sad-eyed lady of the lowlands
Where the sad-eyed prophet says
that no man comes
My warehouse eyes, my Arabian drums
Should I leave them by your gate
Or, sad-eyed lady, should I wait?

 

Hazel

© Ram’s Horn Music
Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia

Hazel, dirty-blonde hair
I wouldn’t be ashamed
to be seen with you anywhere
You got something I want plenty of
Ooh, a little touch of your love

Hazel, stardust in your eye
You’re goin’ somewhere and so am I
I’d give you the sky high above
Ooh, for a little touch of your love

Oh no, I don’t need any reminder
To know how much I really care
But it’s just making me blinder and blinder
Because I’m up on a hill
and still you’re not there

Hazel, you called and I came
Now don’t make me play this waiting game
You’ve got something I want plenty of
Ooh, a little touch of your love

Shelter From The Storm
© Ram’s Horn Music
Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia

’Twas in another lifetime,
one of toil and blood
When blackness was a virtue
and the road was full of mud
I came in from the wilderness,
a creature void of form
“Come in,” she said, “I’ll give you
shelter from the storm”

And if I pass this way again,
you can rest assured
I’ll always do my best for her,
on that I give my word
In a world of steel-eyed death,
and men who are fighting to be warm
“Come in,” she said, “I’ll give you
shelter from the storm”

Not a word was spoke between us,
there was little risk involved
Everything up to that point
had been left unresolved
Try imagining a place
where it’s always safe and warm
“Come in,” she said, “I’ll give you
shelter from the storm”

Suddenly I turned around
and she was standin’ there
With silver bracelets on her wrists
and flowers in her hair
She walked up to me so gracefully
and took my crown of thorns
“Come in,” she said, “I’ll give you
shelter from the storm”

Now there’s a wall between us,
somethin’ there’s been lost
I took too much for granted,
got my signals crossed
Just to think that it all began
on a long-forgotten morn
“Come in,” she said, “I’ll give you
shelter from the storm”

I’ve heard newborn babies
wailin’ like a mournin’ dove
And old men with broken teeth
stranded without love
Do I understand your question, man,
is it hopeless and forlorn?
“Come in,” she said, “I’ll give you
shelter from the storm”

Well, I’m livin’ in a foreign country
but I’m bound to cross the line
Beauty walks a razor’s edge,
someday I’ll make it mine
If I could only turn back the clock
to when God and her were born
“Come in,” she said, “I’ll give you
shelter from the storm”

Girl From the North Country

© Special Rider Music
Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia

Well, if you’re travelin’ in the north country fair
Where the winds hit heavy on the borderline
Remember me to one who lives there
She once was a true love of mine

Well, if you go when the snowflakes storm
When the rivers freeze and summer ends
Please see if she’s wearing a coat so warm
To keep her from the howlin’ winds

Please see for me if her hair hangs long,
If it rolls and flows all down her breast.
Please see for me if her hair hangs long,
That’s the way I remember her best.

I’m a-wonderin’ if she remembers me at all
Many times I’ve often prayed
In the darkness of my night
In the brightness of my day

So if you’re travelin’ in the north country fair
Where the winds hit heavy on the borderline
Remember me to one who lives there
She once was a true love of mine

 

The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll

© Special Rider Music
Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia

William Zanzinger killed poor Hattie Carroll
With a cane that he twirled around
his diamond ring finger
At a Baltimore hotel society gath’rin’
And the cops were called in
and his weapon took from him
As they rode him in custody
down to the station
And booked William Zanzinger
for first-degree murder

But you who philosophize disgrace
and criticize all fears
Take the rag away from your face
Now ain’t the time for your tears

William Zanzinger, who at twenty-four years
Owns a tobacco farm of six hundred acres
With rich wealthy parents who
provide and protect him
And high office relations
in the politics of Maryland
Reacted to his deed
with a shrug of his shoulders
And swear words and sneering,
and his tongue it was snarling
In a matter of minutes on bail was out walking

But you who philosophize disgrace
and criticize all fears
Take the rag away from your face
Now ain’t the time for your tears

Hattie Carroll was a maid of the kitchen
She was fifty-one years old
and gave birth to ten children
Who carried the dishes
and took out the garbage
And never sat once at the head of the table
And didn’t even talk to the
people at the table
Who just cleaned up all the food
from the table
And emptied the ashtrays
on a whole other level
Got killed by a blow, lay slain by a cane
That sailed through the air
and came down through the room
Doomed and determined
to destroy all the gentle
And she never done nothing
to William Zanzinger

But you who philosophize disgrace
and criticize all fears
Take the rag away from your face
Now ain’t the time for your tears

In the courtroom of honor,
the judge pounded his gavel
To show that all’s equal
and that the courts are on the level
And that the strings in the books
ain’t pulled and persuaded
And that even the nobles
get properly handled
Once that the cops have
chased after and caught ’em
And that the ladder of law
has no top and no bottom
Stared at the person who killed for no reason
Who just happened to be feelin’
that way without warnin’
And he spoke through his cloak,
most deep and distinguished
And handed out strongly,
for penalty and repentance
William Zanzinger with a six-month sentence

Oh, but you who philosophize disgrace
and criticize all fears
Bury the rag deep in your face
For now’s the time for your tears

License to Kill

© Special Rider Music
Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia

Man thinks ’cause he rules the earth
he can do with it as he please
And if things don’t change soon, he will
Oh, man has invented his doom
First step was touching the moon

Now, there’s a woman on my block
She just sit there as the night grows still
She say who gonna take away
his license to kill?

Now, they take him and they teach him
and they groom him for life
And they set him on a path
where he’s bound to get ill
Then they bury him with stars
Sell his body like they do used cars

Now, there’s a woman on my block
She just sit there facin’ the hill
She say who gonna take away
his license to kill?

Now, he’s hell-bent for destruction,
he’s afraid and confused
And his brain has been mismanaged
with great skill
All he believes are his eyes
And his eyes, they just tell him lies

But there’s a woman on my block
Sitting there in a cold chill
She say who gonna take away
his license to kill?

Ya may be a noisemaker, spirit maker
Heartbreaker, backbreaker
Leave no stone unturned
May be an actor in a plot
That might be all that you got
’Til your error you clearly learn

Now he worships at an altar
of a stagnant pool
And when he sees his reflection, he’s fulfilled
Oh, man is opposed to fair play
He wants it all and he wants it his way

Now, there’s a woman on my block
She just sit there as the night grows still
She say who gonna take away
his license to kill?

 

Going, Going, Gone

© Ram’s Horn Music
Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia

I’ve just reached a place
Where the willow don’t bend
There’s not much more to be said
It’s the top of the end
I’m going, I’m going, I’m gone

I’m closin’ the book
On the pages and the text
And I don’t really care
What happens next
I’m just going, I’m going, I’m gone

I been hangin’ on threads
I been playin’ it straight
Now, I’ve just got to cut loose
Before it gets late
So I’m going, I’m going, I’m gone

Grandma said, “Boy, go and follow your heart
And you’ll be fine at the end of the line
All that’s gold isn’t meant to shine
Don’t you and your one true love ever part”

I been walkin’ the road
I been livin’ on the edge
Now, I’ve just got to go
Before I get to the ledge
So I’m going, I’m just going, I’m gone

If You See Her, Say Hello

© Ram’s Horn Music
Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia

If you see her, say hello,
she might be in Tangier
It’s the city ’cross the water
not too far from here
Say for me that I’m all right
though things get kind of slow
She might think that I’ve forgotten her,
don’t tell her it isn’t so

We had a falling-out,
like lovers sometimes do
And to think of how she left that night,
it hurts me through and through
And though our situation,
it pierced me to the heart
I got to find someone to take her place,
I don´t like to be alone

I see a lot of people
as I make the rounds
And I hear her name here and there
as I go from town to town
And I’ve never gotten used to it,
I’ve just learned to turn it off
Her eyes were blue, her hair was too
her skin so sweet and soft

Sundown, yellow moon,
I replay the past
I know every scene by heart,
they all went by so fast
If she’s passin’ back this way,
I sure hope that she don´t
Tell her she can look me up
I´ll either be here or I won´t

It´s Allright Ma (I´m Only Bleeding)

© Special Rider Music
Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia

Darkness at the break of noon
Shadows even the silver spoon
The handmade blade, the child’s balloon
Eclipses both the sun and moon
To understand you know too soon
There is no sense in trying

Pointed threats, they bluff with scorn
Suicide remarks are torn
From the fool’s gold mouthpiece the hollow horn
Plays wasted words, proves to warn
That he not busy being born
is busy dying

Temptation’s page flies out the door
You follow, find yourself at war
Watch waterfalls of pity roar
You feel to moan but unlike before
You discover that you’d just be one more
Person crying

So don’t fear if you hear
A foreign sound to your ear
It’s alright, Ma, I’m only sighing

As some warn victory, some downfall
Private reasons great or small
Can be seen in the eyes of those that call
To make all that should be killed to crawl
While others say don’t hate nothing at all
Except hatred

Disillusioned words like bullets bark
As human gods aim for their mark
Make everything from toy guns that spark
To flesh-colored Christs that glow in the dark
It’s easy to see without looking too far
That not much is really sacred

While preachers preach of evil fates
Teachers teach that knowledge waits
Can lead to hundred-dollar plates
Goodness hides behind its gates
But even the president of the United States
Sometimes must have to stand naked

An’ though the rules of the road have been lodged
It’s only people’s games that you got to dodge
And it’s alright, Ma, I can make it

Advertising signs they con
You into thinking you’re the one
That can do what’s never been done
That can win what’s never been won
Meantime life outside goes on
All around you

You lose yourself, you reappear
You suddenly find you got nothing to fear
Alone you stand with nobody near
When a trembling distant voice, unclear
Startles your sleeping ears to hear
That somebody thinks they really found you

A question in your nerves is lit
Yet you know there is no answer fit
To satisfy, insure you not to quit
To keep it in your mind and not forget
That it is not he or she or them or it
That you belong to

Although the masters make the rules
For the wise men and the fools
I got nothing, Ma, to live up to

For them that must obey authority
That they do not respect in any degree
Who despise their jobs, their destinies
Speak jealously of them that are free
Cultivate their flowers to be
Nothing more than something they invest in

While some on principles baptized
To strict party platform ties
Social clubs in drag disguise
Outsiders they can freely criticize
Tell nothing except who to idolize
And then say God bless him

While one who sings with his tongue on fire
Gargles in the rat race choir
Bent out of shape from society’s pliers
Cares not to come up any higher
But rather get you down in the hole
That he’s in

But I mean no harm nor put fault
On anyone that lives in a vault
But it’s alright, Ma, if I can’t please him

Old lady judges watch people in pairs
Limited in sex, they dare
To push fake morals, insult and stare
While money doesn’t talk, it swears
Obscenity, who really cares
Propaganda, all is phony

While them that defend what they cannot see
With a killer’s pride, security
It blows the minds most bitterly
For them that think death’s honesty
Won’t fall upon them naturally
Life sometimes must get lonely

My eyes collide head-on with stuffed
Graveyards, false gods, I scuff
At pettiness which plays so rough
Walk upside-down inside handcuffs
Kick my legs to crash it off
Say okay, I have had enough,
what else can you show me?

And if my thought-dreams could be seen
They’d probably put my head in a guillotine
But it’s alright, Ma, it’s life, and life only

 

Shooting Star

© Special Rider Music
Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia

Seen a shooting star tonight
And I thought of you
You were trying to break into another world
A world I never knew
I always kind of wondered
If you ever made it through
Seen a shooting star tonight
And I thought of you

Seen a shooting star tonight
And I thought of me
If I was still the same
If I ever became what you wanted me to be
Did I miss the mark or overstep the line
That only you could see?
Seen a shooting star tonight
And I thought of me

Listen to the engine, listen to the bell
As the last fire truck from hell
Goes rolling by
All good people are praying
It’s the last temptation, the last account
The last time you might hear
the sermon on the mount
The last radio is playing

Seen a shooting star tonight
Slip away
Tomorrow will be
Another day
Guess it’s too late to say the things to you
That you needed to hear me say
Seen a shooting star tonight
Slip away


The Times They Are a-Changin’

© Special Rider Music
Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia

Come gather ’round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You’ll be drenched to the bone
If your time to you is worth savin’
Then you better start swimmin’
or you’ll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin’

Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won’t come again
And don’t speak too soon
For the wheel’s still in spin
And there’s no tellin’ who that it’s namin’
For the loser now will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin’

Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don’t stand in the doorway
Don’t block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There’s a battle outside and it is ragin’
It’ll soon shake your windows
and rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin’

Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don’t criticize
What you can’t understand
Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
Your old road is rapidly agin’
Please get out of the new one
if you can’t lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin’

The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is rapidly fadin’
And the first one now will later be last
For the times they are a-changin’

I Shall Be Released

© Dwarf Music
Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia

They say ev’rything can be replaced
Yet ev’ry distance is not near
So I remember ev’ry face
Of ev’ry man who put me here
I see my light come shining
From the west unto the east
Any day now, any day now
I shall be released

They say ev’ry man needs protection
They say ev’ry man must fall
Yet I swear I see my reflection
Some place so high above this wall
I see my light come shining
From the west unto the east
Any day now, any day now
I shall be released

Standing next to me in this lonely crowd
Is a man who swears he’s not to blame
All day long I hear him shout so loud
Crying out that he was framed
I see my light come shining
From the west unto the east
Any day now, any day now
I shall be released

Heart Of Mine

© Special Rider Music
Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia

Heart of mine be still
You can play with fire but you’ll get the bill
Don’t let her know
Don’t let her know that you love her
Don’t be a fool, don’t be blind
Heart of mine

Heart of mine go back home
You got no reason to wander,
you got no reason to roam
Don’t let her see
Don’t let her see that you need her
Don’t put yourself over the line
Heart of mine

Heart of mine go back where you been
It’ll only be trouble for you if you let her in
Don’t let her hear
Don’t let her hear you want her
Don’t let her think you think she’s fine
Heart of mine

Heart of mine you know that she’ll never be true
She’ll only give to others the love that
she’s gotten from you
Don’t let her know
Don’t let her know where you’re going
Don’t untie the ties that bind
Heart of mine

Heart of mine so malicious and so full of guile
Give you an inch and you’ll take a mile
Don’t let yourself fall
Don’t let yourself stumble
If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime
Heart of mine

Just Like A Woman

© Dwarf Music
Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia

Nobody feels any pain
Tonight as I stand inside the rain
Ev’rybody knows
That Baby’s got new clothes
But lately I see her ribbons and her bows
Have fallen from her curls
She takes just like a woman
She makes love just like a woman
And she aches just like a woman
But she breaks just like a little girl

Queen Mary, she’s my friend
Yes, I believe I’ll go see her again
Nobody has to guess
That Baby can’t be blessed
Till she sees finally that she’s like all the rest
With her fog, her amphetamine and her pearls
She takes just like a woman
She makes love just like a woman
And she aches just like a woman
But she breaks just like a little girl

It was raining from the first
And I was dying there of thirst
So I came in here
And your long-time curse hurts
But what’s worse
Is this pain in here
I can’t stay in here
Ain’t it clear that—

I just can’t fit
Yes, I believe it’s time for us to quit
When we meet again
Introduced as friends
Please don’t let on that you knew me when
I was hungry and it was your world
Ah, you fake just like a woman
You make love just like a woman
Then you ache just like a woman
But you break just like a little girl

Just Like Tom Thumb´S Blues

© Special Rider Music
Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia

When you’re lost in the rain in Juarez
And it’s Eastertime too
And your gravity fails
And negativity don’t pull you through
Don’t put on any airs
When you’re down on Rue Morgue Avenue
They got some hungry women there
And they really make a mess outta you

Now if you see Saint Annie
Please tell her thanks a lot
I cannot move
My fingers are all in a knot
I don’t have the strength
To get up and take another shot
And my best friend, my doctor
Won’t even say what it is I’ve got

Sweet Melinda
The peasants call her the goddess of gloom
She speaks good English
And she invites you up into her room
And you’re so kind
And careful not to go to her too soon
And she takes your voice
And leaves you howling at the moon

Up on Housing Project Hill
It’s either fortune or fame
You must pick up one or the other
Though neither of them are to be what they claim
If you’re lookin’ to get silly
You better go back to from where you came
Because the cops don’t need you
And man they expect the same

Now all the authorities
They just stand around and boast
How they blackmailed the sergeant-at-arms
Into leaving his post
And picking up Angel who
Just arrived here from the coast
Who looked so fine at first
But left looking just like a ghost

I started out on burgundy
But soon hit the harder stuff
Everybody said they’d stand behind me
When the game got rough
But the joke was on me
There was nobody even there to call my bluff
I’m going back to New York City
I do believe I’ve had enough


You’re A Big Girl Now

© Ram’s Horn Music
Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia

Our conversation was short and sweet
It nearly swept me off-a my feet
And I’m back in the rain, oh, oh
And you are on dry land
You made it there somehow
You’re a big girl now

Bird on the horizon, sittin’ on a fence
He’s singin’ his song for me at his own expense
And I’m just like that bird, oh, oh
Singin’ just for you
I hope that you can hear
Hear me singin’ through these tears

Time is a jet plane, it moves too fast
But what a shame if all we’ve shared can’t last
I can change, I swear, oh, oh
See what you can do
I can make it through
You can make it too

Love is so simple, to quote a phrase
You’ve known it all the time, I’m learnin’ it these days
Oh, I know where I can find you, oh, oh
In somebody’s room
It’s a price I have to pay
You’re a big girl all the way

A change in the weather is known to be extreme
But what’s the sense of changing horses
in midstream?
I’m going out of my mind, oh, oh
With a pain that stops and starts
Like a corkscrew to my heart
Ever since we’ve been apart


Under the Red Sky

© Special Rider Music
Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia

There was a little boy and there was a little girl
And they lived in an alley under the red sky
There was a little boy and there was a little girl
And they lived in an alley under the red sky

There was an old man and he lived in the moon
One summer’s day he came passing by
There was an old man and he lived in the moon
And one day he came passing by

Someday little girl,
everything for you is gonna be new
Someday little girl,
you’ll have a diamond as big as your shoe

Let the wind blow low, let the wind blow high
One day the little boy and the little girl
were both baked in a pie
Let the wind blow low, let the wind blow high
One day the little boy and the little girl
were both baked in a pie

This is the key to the kingdom and this is the town
This is the blind horse that leads you around

Let the bird sing, let the bird fly
One day the man in the moon went home
and the river went dry
Let the bird sing, let the bird fly
The man in the moon went home
and the river went dry

 

Queen Jane Approximately

© Special Rider Music
Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia

When your mother
sends back all your invitations
And your father to your sister he explains
That you’re tired of yourself
and all of your creations
Won’t you come see me, Queen Jane?

Now when all of the flower ladies
want back what they have lent you
And the smell of their roses does not remain
And all of your children start
to resent you
Won’t you come see me, Queen Jane?

When all the clowns
that you have commissioned
Have died in battle or in vain
And you’re sick of all this repetition
Won’t you come see me, Queen Jane?

When all of your advisers heave their plastic
At your feet to convince you of your pain
Trying to prove that your conclusions
should be more drastic
Won’t you come see me, Queen Jane?

Now when all the bandits
that you turned your other cheek to
All lay down their bandanas and complain
And you want somebody
you don’t have to speak to
Won’t you come see me, Queen Jane?