last of the long days

TIME AND AGAIN

When I was young, taking it slow
Letting it come, watching it go
Biding my time, ’cause I had a choice
I’d do it all when I found my voice

Now, riding on that train, I go the same way
Time and again

I came through towns; I let them pass
I wanted more, and more went by fast
How can it be that’s the same life
The road that I chose must have flown by

Now, riding on that train, I go the same way
Time and again

REAL SOMEDAY

Hey Good Lord, would you hold my hand
And lead me on a tour of the promised land
Point out all the richest men
And I’ll be sure to take it in
I swear, we’ll make it real someday

Hey old friend, would you come back home
I’m still here and I’m all alone
I know that you would find your way
Come back now, it’s all okay
I swear, we’ll make it real someday

Hey good looking, would you look at me
This ain’t the way that it has to be
We’ll take my car to Tellico Dam
And I will tell you all of my plans
I swear, we’ll make it real someday

I’m gonna be somebody, I swear

Hey bartender, would you pour one more
I’m so far from the barroom floor
When I got angels all around
It’s so hard to come back down
But I swear, we’ll make it real someday

THIRTY

Five in the morning
Haunting myself, haunting myself
Is it early or late now
I cannot tell, I cannot tell

I made a promise
To follow my heart, follow my heart
But I’m second guessing
Cause where would I start, where would I start

I’m thirty years old
I’m thirty years old, and it’s time I figured out
What am I doing here

Have I been arriving
I can’t be sure, I can’t be sure
But I know there’s a reason
I’m in this world, I’m in this world

I’m thirty years old
I’m thirty years old, and it’s time I figured out
What am I doing here

Five in the morning
Haunting myself, haunting myself
Is it early or late now
I cannot tell, I cannot tell

POT OF GOLD

People they chase them rainbows far
Wish upon a penny or a shooting star
They play the market or the race track
Viva Las Vegas, never coming back

While I’m in the kitchen cooking up a pot pie
You’re just watching with your pretty blue eyes
And the kids are singing a country tune
My pot of gold is my life with you

Five white balls and a power play
They pick their teams on New Years Day
A claim out West or a number one song
They might just search their whole life long

While I’m in the kitchen cooking up a pot pie
You’re just watching with your pretty blue eyes
And the kids are singing a holiday tune
My pot of gold is my life with you

No Leprechaun let down his guard
No treasure map ever got me far
And I never dug a nickel out of my backyard

But I’m in the kitchen cooking up a pot pie
You’re just watching with your pretty blue eyes
And the kids are singing an old Hank tune
My pot of gold is my life with you

While I’m in the kitchen cooking up a pot pie
You’re just watching with your pretty blue eyes
And the kids are singing our favorite tune
My pot of gold is my life with you

THE HARD WAY

Used to watch you in the dark
When your mouth was just like clay
Never wanted me to

Used to reach out when you’d fall
But you’d pull your hands away
Never wanted me to

I will leave you alone, babe
It’s the last of the long days
And I’ll think of you this way
When I’m gone
Gonna leave you alone, babe
And I wonder what they’ll say
That I left you the hard way
When I’m gone

Used to babble like a clown
When your eyes were like the snow
Never wanted me to

Used to hold your body down
When you’d say you should just go
Never wanted me to

I will leave you alone, babe
It’s the last of the long days
And I’ll think of you this way
When I’m gone
Gonna leave you alone, babe
And I wonder what they’ll say
That I left you the hard way
When I’m gone

When I’m gone I’ll feel like running back
But in time I’ll hear your voice
Telling me I have no choice

IT DOESN’T MATTER ANYMORE

You and me started out
Started out
With no doubt
But we went too fast
Went too fast
It didn’t last

And I can’t get over you
It doesn’t matter anymore

You left me all alone
All alone
You had grown
Now I’m free on my own
On my own
In my home

And I can’t get out of here
It doesn’t matter anymore

Now the words that you said
That you said
Are in my head
And the words they all say
They all say
Float away

And I can’t just start again
It doesn’t matter anymore

HOLD MY HEAD UP

Take my arm and hold my head up, darling
Take my arm and hold my head up, darling, now
You’re the one who knows how

When it’s dark and the snow is blinding
In my heart is a home I finally share
You’re the one who lives there

And when I find myself alone
And there’s nowhere left to go
When I’m so scared
I turn around and you are there

In every night that could go on forever
There’s a light that I would not ever see
You’re the one who shows me

And when I find myself alone
And there’s nowhere left to go
When it’s so hard
I turn around and there you are

Take my arm and hold my head up, darling
Take my arm and hold my head up, darling, now
You’re the one who knows how

A RECKONING OF US

We had each other, never to part
That was not so long ago
But like two nations come to arms
Now the war is all we know

But someday there will be a reckoning of us
Someday we’ll both come around
Someday our arguments will all turn to dust
Time levels out the ground

How it ended, I cannot recall
The paint just chipped away
I said you never knew me at all
You said that I’d never change

But someday there will be a reckoning of us
Someday we’ll both come around
Someday our arguments will all turn to dust
Time levels out the ground

We say forever, no compromise
But time doesn’t hear that call
And when this anger ages and dies
We may learn to forgive after all

And someday there will be a reckoning of us
Someday we’ll both come around
Someday our arguments will all turn to dust
Time levels out the ground

NEVER LET GO

The last few hours of the day
Feel my worries wash away
Oh darling, I ain’t sad at all

I hold you in my grateful arms
Good lord holding up the stars
Oh darling, I ain’t sad at all

Never let go, my darling
My darling, I’ll be true
Never let go, my darling
My darling, I’m in love with you

I lived alone for many years
Bottled up my share of tears
Oh darling, I ain’t sad at all

‘Cause you were waiting to be mine
Just over that horizon line
Oh darling, I ain’t sad at all

Never let go, my darling
My darling, I’ll be true
Never let go, my darling
My darling, I’m in love with you

Another day is finally done
And you are still my only one
Oh darling, I ain’t sad at all

And that’s the way it’s gonna be
As long as you’re in love with me
Oh darling, I ain’t sad at all

Never let go, my darling
My darling, I’ll be true
Never let go, my darling
My darling, I’m in love with you