Nowhere Road

All songs written and composed by Suzanne Slair © A Good Chick To Know Publishing (ASCAP)

1. GRACE

 

Well I met the devil on a very dark day

Seemed to be things were going my way

And all the while the sky turned black and red He turned around and fixed on me 

"You're not taking my soul stop lookin' at me!"  He laughed as he threw back his head

 

"Oh all this time

Time’s been wasted and 

I'm taking back what's mine

You can come go with me

But you can't stay here, you see."

 

Now I'm fine on my own I don't need much

Take your sirens, your potions, all that stuff

We all have to fall to find grace sometime

He turned around and fixed on me,

Said, "Your demons know all that you've been keeping from me!"

I laughed as I threw back my head "

 

Oh all this time

Time’s been wasted and 

I'm taking back what's mine

You can come go with me

But you can't stay here, you see."

 

I'll walk your line

I'm doing fine

I'm never turning back

I'll make you something 

Out of nothing

Cuz you can't take my nothing back

No, oh oh oh...

So I took the fall and I fled town

It wasn't big enough for both of us anyhow

I saw the writing on the wall

I took the devil by the hand

We parted that night the best of friends and Laughed as we threw back our heads

 

"Oh all this time

Time’s been wasted and 

I'm taking back what's mine

You can come go with me

But you can't stay here, you see."

2. SMOKE & MIRRORS

 

Monopoly media

Texas record cleared

Saddam's empty gun is a proud souvenir

McSame is censoring the worldwide web

For pointing out he's a terrorist

Cluster bombs, land mines, Clintons love 'em too,

Love 'em so much won’t sign a bill to protect you

With big mouth mogul bully boys' axis of doom

Constitutionally protected speech is disappearing from your newsroom

 

Censorship, it's important

If you're lying

You're lying

 

Piles of dead bodies

Kids and moms

Ruined homes

Bullets in the yard

Weapon manufacturers don't only make guns

They manufacture wars and petroleum

It's smoke and mirrors

Don't bite that hand

That corporate sponsor is feeding your ass

Good Morning America

There are massive reactors

I guess politicians are for natural disasters

 

Censorship, it's important

If you're lying

You're lying

And it's wearing thin

So thin

 

Staged elections

911 lies

Privatize jails

De-fund Planned Parenthood an 8th time?!

It's hijacked democracy

It's male aggression

Water boarding,

Tasers 

And domestic oppression

 

Ku Klux claw in what the white man saw

Driving while black ain't against the law

Cloudy execution drugs hidden from view

Violence torture and death is what they're feeding you

 

Censorship, it's important

If you're lying

You're lying

And it's wearing thin

So thin

3. FIREFLY       

 

Potato cutouts

Paint a wall

Pass the smokes or did we smoke them all

Upstairs I saw my first firefly

By your side, by your bedroom window

On that beautiful night

 

Somewhere in the middle of the Midwest

Found the Blue Note, then I bought incense

Driving as far as we could see

Bought some clothes at that second hand store 

 and slurpees

 

Cuz doing nothing with you

Is better than doing something

Anywhere else

Doing nothing with you

Is better than doing something

Anywhere else

 

Painted ponies and coffee cups

Throwin' hay in the mountains at dawn and dusk

Fresh eggs from the coop out back

Our French press coffee, gritty and black

 

Do you remember that night in Washington Square

You rode that cop’s horse

With weed in your pocket

And your long blonde hair

Subway cars and west side rooftop nights

New York City skyline shining so bright

 

Cuz doing nothing with you

Is better than doing something

Anywhere else

Doing nothing with you

Is better than doing something

Anywhere ...

 

Out on your back porch the songs we'd sing

With a fiery sunset fading

We'd light the candles and put 'em by the bed

While a symphony of crickets

Floats on the thick summer air

 

It all started simple

I called you up

Asked to hang out

Then hung up

Unaware of the impact you'd impart

Oh unprepared was my heart

 

Cuz doing nothing with you

Is better than doing something

Anywhere else

Doing nothing with you

Is better than doing something

Anywhere else

4. STINK EYE

 

It was a hot Georgia day

In the middle of the summer

Sittin' round, workin' on some tunes

When Owen started humming

The room skunked up real quick

Then Billy's string starts buzzin'

It was right then that I saw

His hairy eye a’buggin'

 

Then those green eyes turn to lead

Start coming at you like an arrowhead

Makes you wonder what it was you said

It's that good 'ol stink eye

Stink eye

STINK EYE!!!

 

With a furrowed brow

Of dilated disdain

He looked me straight on

Looked me dead pan in the face

His eyes couldn't contain his thoughts

He had a toxic stare

That was the first time I smelt

Stink eye in the air

 

Then those green eyes turn to lead

Start coming at you like an arrowhead

Makes you wonder what it was you said

It's that good ‘ol stink eye

Stink eye

STINK EYE!!!

 

Biscuits in the morning

The Grits in the evening

Sittin' round the fire while the moon is full

Howl like a wolf

Sing like a canary

Better get to pickin' while the pickin's still good

 

Biscuits in the morning

The Grits in the evening

Sittin' round the fire while the moon is full

Howl like a wolf

Sing like a canary

Better get to pickin' while the pickin's still good.

 

Then those Keane eyes turn to lead

Start coming at you like an arrowhead

Makes you wonder what it was you said

It's that good 'ol stink eye

Stink eye

STINK EYE!!!

 

 

5. ROCK-A-BYE

 

Two birds in a tree

Tonight

Sitting so quietly 

While the clouds roll by

 

So rock-a-bye

On that tree top

The wind is howling

I can’t make it stop

 

Huddle high on a mountaintop

Hiding eggs and shooting stars

The fallen branches are all bare

 

Two birds in a tree tonight

One is you, one is me

While the storm passes by

 

So rock-a-bye

My sweet baby bird

The wind is howling

I can't hear a word

 

So rock-a-bye baby

Toss a stone in the lake for me

See how the ripples can set you free

One by one

 

Rock-a-bye baby

Toss a stone in the lake for me

See how the ripples can set you free

Sparklin' in the sun

 

Big 'ol moon and an evening star

Feel so small compared to what they are

Shining down on our lonely nest

Upon the lake

 

Two birds in a tree 

Tonight

Sitting so quietly

Thinking of flying

 

So rock-a-bye 

My sweet little bird

The wind’s dying down now

Your song can be heard

 

Rock-a-bye baby

Toss a stone in the lake for me

See how the ripples can set you free

One by one

 

Rock-a-bye baby

Toss a stone in the lake for me

See how the ripples can set you free

Shining in the sun

6. CROSSROADS

 

Lines to nowhere

From everywhere and everything you've been

Reflecting things you've seen

Wished you'd been but don't mind now

And the crawling in between

 

At the crossroads

Just beyond the county line riding the back roads

Take some time this time

To see the lines

And make it count

At the crossroads

At the crossroads

 

Lost along the way

Lost and there is a price to pay

Too much change too fast

Now nothing seems like it could last

Don't gotta look too far to see

 

At the crossroads

Just beyond the county line riding the back roads

Take some time this time

To see the lines

And make it count

At the crossroads

At the crossroads

 

I was surfing the surface

Mainstream tore my sweater apart

Now nothing’s left

No thread of possibility

To mend what I have lost

 

At the crossroads

Just beyond the county line riding the back roads

Take some time this time

To see the lines

And make it count

At the crossroads

At the crossroads

7. HIGH NOON

 

Walking down the avenue in my big city shoes

Pavement gives me nothing

Just wears my soul through and through

 

I need some green grass for this sweet ass

To lay her wildflower down

Under the stars bright 

Stayin' up all night

Radio's on

No one around

 

I heard voices from the mountain tops

'Bout where paradise used to lay

See you took something that they can’t put back

And for that there will be hell to pay

 

Sharp shooter I'll take you down

Anywhere you roam

It's been a long time since you been down south

Runnin' free  

Layin' low

 

I need some green grass for this sweet ass

To lay her wildflower down

Under the stars bright 

Stayin' up all night

Radio's on

No one around

 

Showdown with this big shot

Peabody full of nothing but greed

I'll bet my last bullet the devil made you do it

And the quick draw is me

 

Gun show almost high noon

Tumbleweed is rolling the streets

This ain't gonna be no bar room brawl

Cuz I aim low and I aim to please

 

Sharp shooter I'll take you down

Anywhere you roam

It's been a long time since you been down south

Runnin' free  

Layin' low

 

I need some green grass for this sweet ass

To lay her wildflower down

Under the stars bright 

Stayin' up all night

Radio's on

No one around

 

Headed on the highway

Headed for the sun

We'll be outta town like banshees 

One hand on the wheel 

One on my smokin' gun

 

We'll be outta town like banshees

One hand on the wheel

One on my smokin' gun

8. DIFFERENCE OF MIND

 

So it’s a difference of mind

This repeating pantomime

Sameness haunting me

There's a shadow cast over the family tree

It's here and it's now in my complex biology

 

Don't hold yourself back

The world is bursting wide open

Through the hour glass and forever

How the rest can just keep time

I'll never know

 

We cannot see eye to eye

The matters not made to sieve the torrents of life

Tuned out

Turned in

A secret world I find

 

Don't hold yourself back

The world is bursting wide open

Through the hour glass and forever

How the rest can just keep time

I'll never know

 

Why can't I let you in

The inappropriate responses are wearing thin

Peculiar words I find

In a home where there is no peace of mind

Exploding in numbers

The child left behind

 

Don't hold yourself back

The world is bursting wide open

Through the hour glass and forever

 

How the rest can just keep time

The rest can just keep time

The rest who just keep time

They'll never know

9. ODE DE FLO

(Instrumental)

10. THE WEDDING SONG

 

I give you this ring

For you to wear

A piece of my heart to take anywhere

It is a symbol of these vows we are making today

 

I pledge you my love, my respect, my laughter and my tears

I vow to be faithful to you forever & always

 

I'll be a safe harbor for your soul

Stand by your side through any storm

I'll love you right

I'll love you wrong

I'll love you long after I'm gone

I'll wrap my arms around you forever & always

 

You always find me

Regardless 

Of whatever hell I put my mind in

I'd be so lost without your love pulling me through

 

Whether we're near or far

I'm gonna love you wherever you are

You are my one & only, forever & always

 

I'll be a safe harbor for your soul

Stand by your side through any storm  

I'll love you right

I'll love you wrong

I'll love you long after I'm gone

I'll wrap my arms around you forever & always

 

And my soul will always wait for you

Because you are home

You are home

We are home

11. LITTLE WORLD

 

Out on the East Coast 

I stand out looking west

Missing the mountains

Remembering where I left

Remembering where I left

 

This is my song

This is my song

Say one more time for me

Forever's too short you see

This is my song

Yeah 

Hey 

Hey 

Hey

So it's a little world

So it's a little world after all

 

Seems to be often

I'm on the outside looking in

Wishing for your hand

Lead me home again yeah

Lead me home again

 

This is my song

This is my song

Say one more time for me

Forever's too short you see

This is my song

Yeah

Hey 

Hey 

Hey

So it's a little world

So it's a little world after all

 

Oh oh oh oh oh a little world after all

Oh oh oh oh a little world after all

Oh oh oh oh oh a little world after all

Oh oh oh oh oh

 

This is my song

This is my song

Say one more time for me

Forever's too short you see

This is my song

Yeah

Hey 

Hey 

Hey

So it's a little world

So it's a little world after all

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