Lyrics from the album He Flies

9 Apr

I’m posting the lyrics here to the songs from my album, He Flies. They’re in the same order here that they play on the album:

He Flies package v4.2.indd

  1. Zombies Stink (and Vampires Suck)
  2. May You Still Believe
  3. He Flies
  4. Over Yonder & Round the Bend
  5. Big Jim
  6. Cards on the Table
  7. Stagger Lee
  8. Corinna Corinna
  9. May Third
  10. Dance Till Morning Light
  11. Your Love Set Me Free
  12. Since Time Began

ZOMBIES STINK (& VAMPIRES SUCK

CRUISIN’ LONG IN MY HYBRID RIDE

NPR ON THE AIR INSIDE

TERRY GROSS HAD AN AUTHOR ON

WHO HAD JUST WRITTEN THE ZOMBIE DAWN

GOT NEWS FOR YOU HACKS OUT TO MAKE A BUCK

ZOMBIES STINK AND VAMPIRES SUCK

ZOMBIES STINK AND VAMPIRES SUCK

I DON’T CARE HOW YOU JIVE AND SHUCK

I BET YOU SECRETLY HAD ENOUGH

ZOMBIES, VAMPIRES, AND ALL THEIR STUFF

IT MAKES NO SENSE, I DON’T CARE WHAT’S BEEN SAID

THAT ZOMBIES EAT BRAINS WHEN THEY’RE ALL DEAD

AND WHAT’S SO GREAT ‘BOUT SLURPIN’ UP BLOOD

YOU AVERAGE VAMP’S A STONE COLD DUD

SLEEPIN’ IN COFFINS DON’T LOOK LIKE FUN

OR ALWAYS HIDIN’ OUT FROM THE SUN

ALL THESE SULTRY, SULLEN UNDEAD

‘BOUT TO DRIVE ME OUTTA MY HEAD

ZOMBIES SHUFFLIN’ ON DOWN THE STREET

ARE LAME AND TIRED AND LET ME REPEAT

THIS WORLD NEEDS ANOTHER VAMPIRE TALE

LIKE WE NEED MORE JUNK IN THE MAIL

IF YOU’RE LOOKIN’ FOR FANS YOU’RE FLAT OUTTA LUCK

CAUSE ZOMBIES STINK AND VAMPIRES SUCK

ZOMBIES STINK AND VAMPIRES SUCK

*

*

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MAY YOU STILL BELIEVE

WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG YOU SAID THAT LOVE WOULD FIND A WAY

TO BRING PEACE ON EARTH SURE AS DAWN COMES EVERY DAY

BUT NOW YOU’RE GROWN LOOKING AT THAT CABLE NEWS

AND SEEING HOW THINGS ARE SURE GIVES YOU THE BLUES

CHORUS:

                 MAY YOU STILL BELIEVE, MAY YOU STILL BELIEVE

                       DESPITE ALL THE NEWS YOU RECEIVE

                        MAY YOU STILL BELIEVE

 

IN SCHOOL YOU PLEDGED YOURSELF TO THE LAND OF THE FREE

ONE LAND UNDER GOD WITH JUSTICE AND LIBERTY

NOW STEAD OF BLACK AND WHITE YOU SEE SHADES OF GRAY

WHAT’S JUST AND WHO IS FREE SOME DAYS YOU CAN’T SAY

CHORUS

YOU SAY THAT GOD IS WHERE WE GO AND ALL COME FROM

YOU SAY THAT GOD IS LOVE AND GOD’S RULE ONE DAY WILL COME

YET MADMEN BATHE IN BLOOD TO APPEASE THEIR GOD

AND ASK GOD TO BLESS THEIR CRUSADE OR JIHAD

CHORUS

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*
*

HE FLIES

LITTLE BIRD SITTIN ON A TELEPHONE WIRE

LITTLE BIRD SITTIN THERE ALL ALONE

HE’S A SINGER & HE’S A HIGH FLYER

HE’S A ROVER FROM PARTS UNKNOWN

TOMORROW AIN’T GOT HIM UPSET

& HE DON’T CARE ABOUT YESTERDAY

HE GOT HERE LAST SPRING I BET

LEAVES TURN BROWN & HE’LL FLY AWAY

 HE FLIES. YEAH, HE FLIES.

LITTLE BIRD SINGIN BOUT THE NEW DAY

LITTLE BIRD SINGIN BOUT THE DAWN

HE FEELS FINE & DON’T CARE WHAT YOU SAY

HE’S GONNA GO WHERE HE FEELS DRAWN

THAT BLUE SKY & HIM GO WAY BACK

& HIM & THAT SUNSHINE SURE DO TOO

HE’S GOT WINGS & GOT THE  KNACK

WHEN IT’S TIME, HE KNOWS WHAT TO DO

HE FLIES. YEAH HE FLIES.

LITTLE BIRD DONT KNOW WHERE HIS OWN HOME’S AT

LITTLE BIRD DON’T EVEN CARE

HE AIN’T WORRIED BOUT A BIT OF THAT

IT’S ON BEYOND & HE’S BOUND THERE

HE DON’T KNOW WHAT’S RIGHT OR WHAT’S WRONG

HE DON’T KNOW THE TIME OF DAY

BUT HE KNOWS THE DAY IS LONG

& THE BREEZE FLOWS &, OH, BY THE WAY

HE FLIES. YEAH, HE FLIES.

HE FLIES.

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*
*

OVER YONDER & ROUND THE BEND

IT WAS ON BEYOND THE FIELDS I KNEW

THICK MEADOWS AND TALL OAKS GREW

BENEATH A GOLD SUN THAT CAST ITS LIGHT

AND MADE WAY THEN FOR SUMMER NIGHT

(CHORUS):

OVER YONDER AND ROUND THE BEND

I ONCE WENT THERE; I CAN’T SAY WHEN

SOME BRIGHT MORNING I’MA GO AGAIN

OVER YONDER AND ROUND THE BEND

BENEATH A PALE MOON FOLKS DANCED TILL DAWN

THEY SANG AND LAUGHED AND CARRIED ON

AND MET THE DAYBREAK WITH A SMILING FACE

AND LOVED EACH OTHER IN THAT FAR PLACE

(CHORUS)

ALL THE PEOPLE THERE THEY WORKED TOGETHER

TO BUILD THEIR LAND AND LIFT EACH OTHER

EVERYONE WAS FREE, FREE AT LAST

GOOD WITH THE FUTURE GOOD WITH THE PAST

(CHORUS)

YOU CAN SAY IT WAS ALL A DREAM

OR JUST SOME TRICKSTER’S LOWDOWN SCHEME

BUT I DO KNOW WHAT I KNOW

AND I KNOW WHERE I WANNA GO

*
*
*

BIG JIM

FOLKS CALL HIM BIG JIM

HE’S GOOD TO ROCK ALL NIGHT

FOLKS CALL HIM BIG JIM

LORD, HE WAS BORN TO ROCK ALL NIGHT

ALL HE’S GOT IS THEM THERE BAD BLUES

HE SINGS ‘EM WITH ALL HIS MIGHT

HE GREW UP ON THE SOUTH SIDE

IT WAS TOO COLD TO HIM ROUND THERE

THE SOUTH SIDE OF CHICAGO

IT WAS TOO COLD TO HIM ROUND THERE

NOW HE LIVES IN JACKSON COUNTY

IT’S HIS HOME, HE DOES DECLARE

THEY GAVE JIM A GUN

AND SENT HIM OFF TO FIGHT

SENT HIM OFF TO NAM

TO BE PART OF THAT THERE FIGHT

THINGS THAT HE SAW THERE

STILL COME BACK TO HIM IN THE NIGHT

THE BLUES AND JACK DANIELS

ARE MUCH OK BY HIM

SINGIN’ THE BLUES AND OLE JACK DANIELS

ARE MUCH OK BY HIM

WHEN THE BAND’S IN THE ZONE

HE’S ALL DOWN WITH THE JAM

FOLKS CALL HIM BIG JIM

HE’S GOOD TO ROCK ALL NIGHT

*
*
*

CARDS ON THE TABLE

IF HAD A DOLLAR FOR EVERY FOOL I’VE KNOWN

EVERY LYIN’, CHEATIN’, BRAIN-DEAD BUMMER

WHO EVER TRIED TO RIP ME OFF

I WOULD NEVER HAVE TO WORK ANOTHER DAY

THE REST OF MY NATURAL LIFE

CHORUS:

PUT YOUR CARDS ON THE TABLE

LAY DOWN YOUR MONEY

PUT YOUR CARDS ON THE TABLE

WHAT’VE YOU GOT?

PEOPLE ALWAYS TALKIN’ BOUT

WHAT THEY’RE GONNA DO

GONNA MAKE IT REAL BIG, TAKE YOU WITH ‘EM

TO THE PROMISED LAND REAL SOON

THEY GOT A SURE FIRE DEAL COMIN’ THROUGH

AND THEY WANNA CUT YOU IN

CHORUS

 

ONCE I CHASED WHAT I WANTED STRAIGHT

DOWN THE OPEN ROAD

I GOT HIT HARD, KNOCKED DOWN, GOT UP & MOVED ON

BOTH EYES WIDE OPENED UP

SO IF YOU GOT A DEAL TO RUN BY ME

THERE’S ONE THING THAT YOU GOTTA DO

CHORUS

*
*
*

     Stagger Lee

The night was clear & the moon was yellow

& the leaves came tumbling down.

I was standing on the corner when I heard my bulldog bark.

He was barking at the two men who were gambling in the dark.

It was Stagger Lee & Billy, two men who gambled they.

Stagger Lee drew a seven; Billy swore that he drew eight.

Stagger Lee cried, “Billy, I can’t let you go with that.

You done won all my money & my brand new Stetson hat.”

Stagger Lee went home and he got his 44.

He said, “I’m going to the barroom just to pay debt that I owe.”

Stagger Lee went to the barroom & he crossed that barroom door.

He said, “Now nobody move!” and he pulled his 44.

“Stagger Lee!” cried Billy, “Please don’t take my life!

I got three little children & a very sickly wife.”

But Stagger Lee shot Billy; lord, he shot that boy so bad

That the bullet went through Billy & it broke the bartender’s glass.

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*
*

CORRINA CORRINA

Corrina Corrina, gal where you been so long?

I been worried about you baby

Baby, please come home

I got a bird that whistles, I got a bird that sings

But if I ain’t got you, baby,

Life don’t mean a thing

Corrina, Corrina, gal you been on my mind

I been worried about you baby

Baby, please come home

*
*
*

        May Third

Here it is may third

And yet clouds fill the sky

Like they got a two-year lease.

Springtime, springtime,

I’m walking down the line

Lord knows it’s clear to me

CHORUS:

There ain’t no cause in hanging round

The nights don’t fly like before in this town

Ain’t no cause in hangin’ round

 

Tom he he left month or so ago

Believe he’s surely gone for good

And sister Lou she don’t

Treat me like she should

Boy, she really lets you know

CHORUS

Everybody’s scattered,

Married, or lost their way

I’se told david’s selling cars

Somewhere

A time did come

A time rolled on down the road

All it left was a song

DANCE TILL MORNING LIGHT                              

WELL, YOU WALK THROUGH THE NIGHT

YOU FEEL ALLRIGHT

THOUGH NOTHING IS REALLY REAL

YOU GET AROUND YOU’RE GETTING DOWN

YOU’RE SO HIGH YOU HARDLY FEEL

YOU BEEN UP AND DOWN THE STRIP

YOU KNOW THE TRIP

ALL ONE BIG HAPPY CROWD

YEAH YOU’RE LOOKING FOR LOVE

BUT CAN’T TALK ABOVE

THE MUSIC WE PLAY SO LOUD

CHORUS:

SO JUST DANCE, CHILDREN, DANCE                                       

THIS SOFT ELECTRIC NIGHT

DANCE, DANCE TILL MORNING LIGHT

YEAH, YOUR LOCAL ROCK STARS

AND OWNERS OF THE BARS

LOVE TO SEE YOU OUT TONIGHT

GO ON FEED YOUR HEAD, KNOCK YOURSELF DEAD

YOUR MONEY’S GOOD HERE IT’S ALLRIGHT

ACROSS THE ROOM,

THROUGH THE GLOOM

SOMEBODY CATCHES YOUR EYE

SO YOU WALK THAT WAY

WHAT CAN YOU SAY?

YOU’RE BOTH REAL HIGH

CHORUS

Your Love Set Me Free

Chorus:

Your love set me Free. Your love set me free.

Up in the ozone, I was alone

Chorus

When you caught my eye, I felt my spirit fly

Chorus

You saw through my jive, made me be alive

Chorus

You made me a man and glad that I am

Chorus

Oh, my God, your lips, are worth all your trips

Chorus

You knock me out. There’s not a shred of doubt.

Chorus

We been together, always forever

Chorus

You’re rain drifting down on a meadow, and by now I think you know

Your love set me free.

               

Since Time Began

My concentration drifts off into space

I might get to dreaming,

Be a million miles away

But I have loved you right from the start

CHORUS:

We can talk of chance, but I know all the same

We looked for each other

Down every road we ran

And I knew you the moment you came

Just like we were lover since time began

We both road eastbound when you caught my eye

That train flashed through the woodland

My soul began to fly

Like love returned from a lifetime apart.

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