Good for the Crops

I’d been noodling on my tenor guitar a month ago, and woke up last night realizing that this was a banjo song. Expanded and extended and made good use of the pouring rain on the lake to add color.

A Cleansed Land

Storm

Dark clouds are a brewing, against a bright blue sky
Thunder, Is a crashing, over the mountain tops
You can smell the rain floating in the air
This storm, is a coming, bringing all it’s got and it’s

Chorus

washes away the grit of this dusty land
And cleanses a cowboys soul
His days are long…… till it sets
Through midday’s heat….. So his family is fed
It washes away the grit of this dusty land
And cleanses a cowboys soul
Ohhhh It washes away the grit of this dusty road
And cleanses a cowboys soul

Behind, a big cloud, the summer sun hides away
The rain, is pouring, up and down the street
This one will be cooling things off tonight
This storm, is a coming, bringing all its got and it’s

Standing out in the field with it coming down hard
He looks up past the clouds for what he needs to say
And he thanks the Lord for his gift today and it

Dark clouds are a brewing

 

Unwound

 

Lights

There are too many things she can’t remember
Too many things she can’t forget
All those long nights and days so hard
Dragging her down, pulling her apart
Childhood issues have grown strong
Picking at her sanity until it’s gone

There are too many things she can’t remember
Too many things she can’t forget
All she had slips through her hands
Doesn’t even know how it all began
Splintered mind with tiny cracks
Too far gone now to take it back

So many things she can’t remember
So many things she can’t forget
Coming apart at the seams, she is slowly starting to unwind
The deepest corners of her mind
Starting to unwind
Starting to unwind
She is starting to unwind her mind

There are too many things she can’t remember
Too many things she can’t forget
Fabric of her life’s torn in two
Eyes twitch as she looks right through
Can not be fixed on her own
She’ll end up broken and alone

So many things she can’t remember
So many things she can’t forget
Coming apart at the seams, she is slowly starting to unwind
The deepest corners of her mind
Starting to unwind
Starting to unwind
She is starting to unwind her mind
Too many images burned in her mind
Too many things she can’t leave behind

So many things she can’t remember
So many things she can’t forget
Coming apart at the seams, she is slowly starting to unwind
The deepest corners of her mind
Starting to unwind
Starting to unwind
She is starting to unwind her mind

Too many images burned in her mind
Too many things she can’t leave behind

Truth

Ab                  Eb                                                                                Key: Ab

Words of hurt flung into the air

C#

falling like rain everywhere

covering the land with a thick dark cloud

and you don’t care

Ab                 Eb                     C#                     Bbm

Cause the story that you told did not have all of the truth

In fact I think I want you to take it back

It is not true, what you said

its what you printed, what they read

It’s not true what you told

just the story that you sold

It is not true, what you said

what you printed, what they read

It’s not true what you told

just the story that you sold

The world painted all one shade

colored by what the voices take

can not put back like it should be

it may be too late

 

bridge/extro

Ab             Eb                  C#

It’s not true what you told just the story that you sold

 

All of us drowning in this sea

filled from the tears of Hippocratic

no breath is enough to keep us afloat

And it’s a disease

 

Tornado

D#m, B, F#, C#                                                                                                         Key: F#

G#m         E             B                      F#

Some lives are lived standing in the rain

They never wanted to be out in the cold

If there was a dry place they could be

they would surely go

Chorus

D#m        B               F#                  C#

I know of the tornado roaring inside there

a little escaping wind gently moves your hair

It does not bother me the rubble in your past

Take my hand please and share my path

D#m                 B

We’ll be strong together

F#              C#

Face it all together

It will make us better

Live our life forever

let the tornado roar

let it roar

let it go just let it go

We’ll face it all together

F#, B

 

Some people carry such heavy loads

burdens of guilt and regret stacked up high

With no where to put it and no way to rest

Every step with a sigh

 

Solo : D#m, B, F#, C#

 

Sometime life goes right instead of left

A turn for the worse that you did not see

One impossible choice that had to be made

it crumbles into the deep

 

Simple Girl

                         ooooooooooh

Verse 1

When you look around the world

there are so many kinds of girls

some in all leather others in lace

This girl skates that one hates

oooooooooh,  oooooooh

Chorus

I like a girl simple clean and pure

She is everything that’s dear

I like a girl that is kind and true

She is adorable and oh so cute

I’ll pick the one with the sparkle eye

I have the one with beauty inside

Simple girls

Simple girls

Simply rule

Simple girls

I love a girl, a simple girl.

oooooooooh, a simple girl

Verse 2

Every day and in every town

all of the smiling girls abound

some have dollars in their eyes

Other flirt with passersby’s

oooooooooh,  oooooooh

Verse 3

I like a girl that is kind and true

She is adorable and oh so cute

I’ll pick the one with the sparkle eye

I have the one with beauty inside

Bridge

Pretty, simple, lovely, true

That’s is the real you.

Kind, humble, sweet, cute

That’s what I love in you.

Don’t Quit Now

Don’t Quit Now – Demo

Verse
It has been a rough day, all year long
I’ve watched you stand and push back strong
We can press on together like we did
When I was low, and you said

Chorus
There are so many good times left to have
Today is just one dark day out of many
squint and you can see it in the distance.
The glimmer of hope just over the rise
Don’t go just yet, its not the time
Don’t go today, it is just not right
The sun will come again you’ll see
Don’t go just yet, stay with me
I’ll help you find a new life to lease
So we can finish this masterpiece
Don’t go just yet, its not the time
Don’t go today, it is just not right

Verse
What could I even say if I had to tell
Those little guys about a sad farewell
Who could comfort a woman set on blame
So to you my friend, I have to say

chorus

Bridge
I shouldn’t have to let you go my brother
I don’t want to have to say this goodbye
Don’t go just yet, its not the time
Don’t go today, it is just not right

Verse
I don’t want to sit here and feel
The anger, pain, guilt, so incomplete
My friend, help me out with this task
With all of my heart I have to ask

chorus