Ballad Of The Absent Mare

Say a prayer for the cowboyHis mare’s run awayAnd he’ll walk til he finds herHis darling, his strayBut the river’s in floodAnd the roads are awashAnd the bridges break upIn the panic of loss. And there’s nothing to followThere’s nowhere to goShe’s gone like the summerGone like the snowAnd the […]

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Avalanche

Well I stepped into an avalanche,It covered up my soul;When I am not this hunchback that you see,I sleep beneath the golden hill.You who wish to conquer pain,You must learn, learn to serve me well. You strike my side by accidentAs you go down for your gold.The cripple here that […]

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Leaving Green Sleeves

Alas, my love, you did me wrong,To cast me out discourteously,For I have loved you so long,Delighting in your very company.Now if you intend to show me disdain,Don’t you know it all the more enraptures me,For even so I still remain your lover in captivity. Green sleeves, you’re all alone,The […]

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Master Song

I believe that you heard your master singWhen I was sick in bed.I suppose that he told you everythingThat I keep locked away in my head.Your master took you travelling,Well at least that’s what you said.And now do you come back to bringYour prisoner wine and bread?. You met him […]

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I'm Your Man

If you want a loverI’ll do anything you ask me toAnd if you want another kind of loveI’ll wear a mask for youIf you want a partnerTake my handOr if you want to strike me down in angerHere I standI’m your man. If you want a boxerI will step into […]

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I Can't Forget

I stumbled out of bedI got ready for the struggleI smoked a cigaretteAnd I tightened up my gutI said this can’t be meMust be my doubleAnd I can’t forget, I can’t forgetI can’t forget but I don’t remember what. I’m burning up the roadI’m heading down to PhoenixI got this […]

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Love Calls You By Your Name

You thought that it could never happenTo all the people that you became,Your body lost in legend, the beast so very tame.But here, right here,Between the birthmark and the stain,Between the ocean and your open vein,Between the snowman and the rain,Once again, once again,Love calls you by your name. The […]

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Be For Real

Are you back in my life to stayOr is it just for todayOh that you’re gonna need me?If it’s a thrill you’re looking forHoney, I’m flexible. Oh, yeah. Just be for real won’t you, BabyBe for real oh, BabyYou see I, I don’t want to be hurt by love again […]

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I Left A Woman Waiting

I left a woman waitingI met her sometime laterShe said, I see your eyes are deadWhat happened to you, lover?What happened to you, my lover?What happened to you, lover?What happened to you?. And since she spoke the truth to meI tried to answer truthfullyWhatever happened to my eyesHappened to your […]

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Dance Me To The End Of Love

Dance me to your beauty with a burning violinDance me through the panic ’til I’m gathered safely inLift me like an olive branch and be my homeward doveDance me to the end of loveDance me to the end of love. Oh let me see your beauty when the witnesses are […]

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I Came So Far For Beauty

I came so far for beautyI left so much behindMy patience and my familyMy masterpiece unsignedI thought I’d be rewardedFor such a lonely choiceAnd surely she would answerTo such a very hopeless voiceI practiced all my sainthoodI gave to one and allBut the rumours of my virtueThey moved her not […]

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Fingerprints

I touched you once too oftenNow I don’t know who I amMy fingerprints were missingWhen I wiped away the jam. Yes I called my fingerprints all nightBut they don’t seem to careThe last time that I saw themThey were leafing through your hair. Fingerprints, fingerprintsWhere are you now my fingerprints?. […]

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A Bunch Of Lonesome Heroes

A bunch of lonesome and very quarrelsome heroes Were smoking out along the open road; The night was very dark and thick between them, Each man beneath his ordinary load. ‘I’d like to tell my story,’ Said one of them so young and bold, ‘I’d like to tell my story, […]

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Don’t Go Home With Your Hard-on

I was born in a beauty salonMy father was a dresser of hairMy mother was a girl you could call onWhen you called she was always there. When you called she was always thereWhen you called she was always thereWhen you called she was always thereWhen you called she was […]

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