Lyrics for the Day – The Road to Nowhere

I remember singing this on the backroads up to Scottsbluff, Nebraska from Denver. But now it seems appropriate to the political times.

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Well, we know where we’re goin’
But we don’t know where we’ve been
And we know what we’re knowin’
But we can’t say what we’ve seen
And we’re not little children
And we know what we want
And the future is certain
Give us time to work it out

We’re on a road to nowhere
Come on inside
Takin’ that ride to nowhere
We’ll take that ride
I’m feelin’ okay this mornin’
And you know
We’re on a road to paradise
Here we go
Here we go

We’re on a ride to nowhere
Come on inside
Takin’ that ride to nowhere
We’ll take that ride
Maybe you wonder where you are
I don’t care
Here is where time is on our side
Take you there
Take you there

We’re on a road to nowhere
We’re on a road to nowhere
We’re on a road to nowhere
There’s a city in my mind
Come along and take that ride
And it’s all right
Baby it’s all right
And it’s very far away
But it’s growing day by day
And it’s all right
Baby it’s all right
Would you like to come along?
And you could help me sing this song
And it’s all right
Baby it’s all right
They can tell you what to do
But they’ll make a fool of you
And it’s all right
Baby it’s all right
There’s a city in my mind
Come along and take that ride
And it’s all right
Baby it’s all right
And it’s very far away
But it’s growing day by day
And it’s all right
Baby it’s all right
Would you like to come along?
You could help me sing this song
And it’s all right
Baby it’s all right
They can tell you what to do
But they’ll make a fool of you
And it’s all right
Baby it’s all right
We’re on a road to nowhere
We’re on a road to nowhere
We’re on a road to nowhere

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Lyrics for the Day – Everything it Takes

New Loretta Lynn album! She doesn’t have quite the voice she had but at her age just getting it together for an album is cause for celebration. This song is a classic and had to be transcribed as the lyrics databases didn’t have it yet.

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“Everything it Takes”

I love you more than she ever will

But the only way she can get a man is steal

I don’t know if I should tell you this or not

She’s got everything it takes

To take everything you’ve got

And when she takes you

She’s takin’ everything that I’ve got too

She’s had a million old flames

So to her you’re nothin’ new

She’s cold as ice

But you still think she’s hot

She’s got everything it takes

To take everything you’ve got

She turned you on

And then you turned on me

I’m more of a women

Than she’ll ever be

To me she ain’t nothin’

But to her that’s a lot

She’s got everything it takes

To take everything you’ve got

And when she takes you

She’s takin’ everything that I’ve got too

She’s had a million old flames

So to her you’re nothing new

She’s cold as ice

But you still think she’s hot

She’s got everything it takes

To take everything you’ve got

She’s got everything it takes

To take everything you’ve got

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Lyrics for the Day – Benedictus

This is one of those songs that takes you back. A true classic

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The wanderer has far to go
Humble must he constant be
Where the paths of wisdom lead
Distant is the shadow of the setting sun
 
Bless the daytime
Bless the night
Bless the sun which gives us light
Bless the thunder
Bless the rain
Bless all those who cause us pain
 
Yellow stars may lead the way
All diversions lead astray
While his resolution holds
Fortune and good will will surely follow him
 
Bless the free man
Bless the slave
Bless the hero in his grave
Bless the soldier
Bless the saint
Bless all those whose hearts grow faint
 
Bless the daytime
Bless the night
Bless the sun which gives us light
Bless the thunder
Bless the rain
Bless all those who cause us pain
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Playlist for the Day – COWBOY

This is a preliminary list that won’t fit on one CD. But I’ve been smokin’ dope, snortin’ coke, trying to write a song. Forgettin’ everything I know ’til the next line comes along…

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This Cowboy Song – Sting
Cowboys Like Us – George Strait
Dancin’ Cowboys – The Bellamy Brothers
Cowboys to Girls – The Intruders
Cowboys and Indians – Bobby Charles
Cowboy Junkies Lament – Cowboy Junkies
Cowboy Way – Cowboy Nation
Cowboy Nation – Cowboy Nation
Super Cowboy – Doug Kershaw
This Ol’ Cowboy – The Marshall Tucker Band
Rhinestone Cowboy – Glen Campbell
Midnight Cowboy – Harry Nilsson
The Last Of The Neon Cowboys – Jason Ringenberg
Lonesome L.A. Cowboy – New Riders Of The Purple Sage
That’s The Way A Cowboy Rocks And Rolls – Jessi Colter
Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboy – Jonathan Edwards
Cowboy Boots – Backsliders
Cowboy, Whatcha Got On Me? – Honky Tonk Confidential
Don’t Come The Cowboy With Me Sonny Jim – Kelly Willis
Ride ‘Em Cowboy – Beccy Cole, Sara Storer
Cowboy Man – Trish Murphy
I Want To Be A Cowboy’s Sweetheart – Suzy Bogguss
Where Have All The Cowboys Gone? – Paula Cole
Cowboy Take Me Away – Dixie Chicks
Cowboy Man – Lyle Lovett
Cosmic Cowboy Pt. 1 – Michael Martin Murphey
Cosmic Cowboy – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Space Cowboy – Steve Miller Band
Cowboy Fantasy – Bill and Bonnie Hearne
Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys – Waylon Jennings
My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys – Willie Nelson
Let’s All Help The Cowboys (Sing The Blues) – Cowboy Jack Clement (Featuring Pam Tillis)

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Lyrics for the Day -Dirty Blvd.

It was his birthday yesterday so we’re going to take a walk on the wild side.

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Pedro lives out of the Wilshire Hotel
he looks out a window without glass
The walls are made of cardboard
Newspapers on his feet
his father beats him ’cause he’s too tired to beg

He’s got 9 brothers and sisters
They’re brought up on their knees
It’s hard to run when a coat hanger beats you on the thighs
Pedro dreams of being older and killing the old man
But that’s a slim chance
He’s going to the boulevard

He’s going to end up
On the dirty boulevard
He’s going out
To the dirty boulevard
He’s going down
To the dirty boulevard

This room cost 2,000 dollars a month
You can believe it man it’s true
Somewhere a landlord’s laughing till he wets his pants
No one here dreams of being a doctor or a lawyer or anything
They dream of dealing on the dirty boulevard

Give me your hungry, your tired your poor I’ll piss on ’em
That’s what the Statue of Bigotry says
Your poor huddled masses
Let’s club ’em to death and get it over with
And just dump ’em on the boulevard

Get to end up
On the dirty boulevard
Going out
To the dirty boulevard
He’s going down
On the dirty boulevard
Going out

Outside it’s a bright night
There’s an opera at Lincoln Center
Movie stars arrive by limousine
The klieg lights shoot up over the skyline of Manhattan
But the lights are out on the mean streets

A small kid stands by the Lincoln Tunnel
He’s selling plastic roses for a buck
The traffic’s backed up to 39th street
The TV whores are calling the cops out for a suck

And back at the Wilshire, Pedro sits there dreaming
He’s found a book on magic in a garbage can
He looks at the pictures and stares at the cracked ceiling
At the count of 3 he says, I hope I can disappear

And fly fly away
From this dirty boulevard
I want to fly
From dirty boulevard
I want to fly
from dirty boulevard
I want to fly-fly-fly-fly
From dirty boulevard

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Lyrics for the Day – A Hard Day On The Planet

I always listen to Louden Wainwright III. Seems appropriate for today.

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The dollar went down and the President said
Who’s in charge, now?
I don’t know, take your pick
A new disease every day and the old ones are coming back
Things are looking kind of gray
Like they’re going to black
Don’t turn on the TV
Don’t show me the paper
Don’t want to know he got kidnapped or why they all raped her
I want to go on vacation
Till the pressure lets up
But they keep hijacking airplanes and blowing them up
 
(Refrain)
It’s been a hard day on the planet
How much is it all worth?
Its getting harder to understand it
Things are tough all over on earth
 
It’s hot in December an
Cold in July
When it rains it pours out of a poisonous sky
In California the body counts keep getting higher
Its evil out there, man that state is always on fire
Everyone has a system
But they can’t seem to win
Even Bob Geldorf looks alarmingly thin
I got to get on that shuttle get me out of this place
But there’s gonna be warfare up there in outer space
 
I’ve got clothes on my back and shoes on my feet
A roof over my head and something to eat
My kids are all healthy and my folks are alive
You know, it’s amazing but sometimes I think I’ll survive
I’ve got all of my fingers
All of my toes
I’m pretty well off
I guess, I suppose
So how come I feel bad so much of the time?
A man ain’t an island
John Dunn wasn’t lying
 
It’s business as usual
Some things never change
It’s unfair and unkind and unjust
It’s strange
We don’t seem to learn
We can’t seem to stop
I suppose some explosions might close up the shop
You know, maybe that would be fine
We would be off the hook
We resolved all our problems
Never mind what it took
And it all would be over
Finito, The End
Until the survivors started up all over again
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Lyrics for the Day – Closer to Free

Lyrics for the Day: These guys have been largely forgotten but had some great stuff. This one could be used for a certain political party…

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Everybody wants to live
Like they wanna live and
Everybody wants to love
Like they wanna love and

Everybody wants to be
Closer to free

Everybody wants respect
Just a little bit
And everybody needs a chance
Once in awhile

Everybody wants to be
Closer to free

Everybody one
Everybody two
Everybody free
Everybody needs to touch
You know now and then
And everybody wants a good
Good friend

Everybody wants to be
Closer to free

I said everybody one
Everybody two
Everybody free
Everybody wants to live
Like they wanna live and
Everybody wants to love
Like they wanna love and

Everybody wants to be
Closer to free

Yeah, Closer to free
Yeah, Closer to free
Closer to free

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