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Speed of Life
NGDB Records, Distributed by Sugar Hill Records
2009
Track Listing (choose a title below for lyrics):

Well me and trouble never been
Strangers nor the best of friends
Well I can find it easily
I'd assume that it'd find me

I ain't attached to what I got
And I'm sure likin' what I see
I'd follow you to Little Rock
But Tulsa sounds like trouble to me
Tulsa sounds like trouble to me

Had me a gal in Tulsa once
One day I took her out to lunch
I got up, excused myself
And fell in love with someone else

I ain't attached to what I got
And I'm sure likin' what I see
I'd follow you to Little Rock
But Tulsa sounds like trouble to me
Tulsa sounds like trouble to me

I love them Oklahoma hills
I always have, I always will
Got an itch to call 'em home
But I'd live longer stayin' gone

I ain't attached to what I got
And I'm sure likin' what I see
I'd follow you to Little Rock
But Tulsa sounds like trouble to me
Tulsa sounds like trouble to me

Yeah, it's a big ol' country here
I rambled it from ear to ear
There's places I'm still welcome in
But Tulsa it ain't one of them
Tulsa it ain't one of them

I ain't attached to what I got
And I'm sure likin' what I see
I'd follow you to Little Rock
But Tulsa sounds like trouble to me
Tulsa sounds like trouble to me
Tulsa sounds like trouble to me



Well I feel my body tremble
And I feel my blood run cold
I'm gonna make a fool of myself again
By now you'd think I'd know
I swore that the last time
I'd learned from my mistakes
But I think I'm headed for a brand new heartache

It's a brand new heartache
Just when I thought that I was free
But the same old haunting feeling is coming back to me
Well ain't it all too familiar
I think I recognize it's face
Well I'm just not ready for a brand new heartache

Well Love can give you pleasure
But it can also cause you pain
You think the sun might shine forever
Then Lord here comes the rain
They say time can be a healer
Well tell me how long will it take
'Cuz I think I'm headed for a brand new heartache

Though I should know better
Temptation still prevails
Once again I find myself underneath the spell

Of a brand new heartache
Just when I thought that I was free
But the same old haunting feeling is coming back to me
Well ain't it all too familiar
I think I recognize it's face
Well I'm just not ready for a brand new heartache
I said I'm just not ready for a brand new heartache




I walked the streets of this little town
Late last night when it all shut down
Feelin' stuck between lost and found and nowhere
Using my memory for a map
I went lookiní for a train on the torn up track
Where the weary conductor just turned his back but heís still there

Waitin for the resurrection
Fire from the ashes and the tears
The resurrection
You know dreams die hard, dreams die hard around here

Well itís hard to believe Iím back again
Lookiní up old lovers and long lost friends
Just to reminisce like the veterans and survivors
I heard Reverend Bill with the kind old face
Said he got little stale and heís been replaced
Still we all bowed our heads when he said Grace at the diner

Waitin for the resurrection
Fire from the ashes and the tears
The resurrection
You know dreams die hard, dreams die hard around here

Well the engine dies and the main line fails
Surely the heart and the soul prevails
Like the wild flowers grow between the rails in the summer

Oh, the resurrection
Fire from the ashes and the tears
The resurrection
You know dreams die hard,
Dreams die hard,
Dreams die hard around here

Oh, the resurrection
Oh, the resurrection

I walked the streets of this little town
Late last night when it all shut down
when it all shut down




Well ever since Adam said hello to Eve
What the leaf was coverin' he couldn't believe
Until this day remains the same
No matter the face, no matter the name

She walks through the door in her high heeled shoes
Ruby lips, merci beaucoup
Code blue alert, in its finest form
Note to self, you might be better off gone

To feel the thrill, you must be brave
Big love's tough, sometimes you have to pay
So buckle up and take a chance, throw caution to the wind
Cause when you walk, you walk a wire and face the consequence

Somethin' dangerous, Somethin' dangerous, Somethin' dangerous is coming
Somethin' dangerous, Somethin' dangerous, Somethin' dangerous is near
Somethin' dangerous, Somethin' dangerous, Somethin' dangerous is coming
Somethin' dangerous, Somethin' dangerous, Somethin' dangerous is here

Now i'm running with scissors in the dark of night
(Somethin' dangerous is comin')
Half scared to death, half so...alive
(Somethin' dangerous is near)
No return to the eden, of that I'm sure
(Somethin' dangerous is comin')
I've tasted the apple, girl open the door
(Somethin' dangerous is here)

To win a hand, you must be brave
Big love's tough, sometimes you have to pay
Buckle up and take a chance, throw caution to the wind
Cause when you walk, you walk a wire and face the consequence

Somethin' dangerous, Somethin' dangerous, Somethin' dangerous is coming
Somethin' dangerous, Somethin' dangerous, Somethin' dangerous is near
Somethin' dangerous, Somethin' dangerous, Somethin' dangerous is coming
Somethin' dangerous, Somethin' dangerous, Somethin' dangerous is here
Somethin' dangerous, Somethin' dangerous, Somethin' dangerous is coming
Somethin' dangerous, Somethin' dangerous, Somethin' dangerous is near
Somethin' dangerous, Somethin' dangerous, Somethin' dangerous is coming
Somethin' dangerous, Somethin' dangerous, Somethin' dangerous is here




Going up to the country, baby do you wanna go
Going up to the country, tell me do you wanna go
We're going to some place that we've never been before

We're going, we're going where the water tastes like wine
We're going, we're going where the water tastes like wine
Gonna jump in that the water, and stay there all the time

Gonna leave the city, got to get away
Gonna leave the city, got to get away
All that fussing and fighting man, you know we sure can't stay

So baby pack your leaving trunk we got to get away
Just exactly where we're going you know I cannot say,
But we might even see the USA (in a Chevrolet)
It's a brand new game you know I want to play

No use of you running, screaming and crying
You got a home girl, long as I got mine




Well they call me Jimmy Martin
And they say that I can sing
Of them lonesome broken hearted
Boys of Bluegrass I'm the King

I was born up in the mountains, I was raised in poverty
Made a guitar out of nothing but a cigar box and strings
Took a bus across to Nashville and that's where I was employed
Pickin' guitar and singing tenor
With Bill Monroe and his Bluegrass Boys

Yea they call me Jimmy Martin
And they say that I can sing
Of them lonesome broken hearted
Boys of Bluegrass I'm the King

Back in 1959, with the Sunny Mountain Boys
On that Louisiana Hayride, you never heard such wondrous noise
We tore it up at the Grand Ole Opry
"Walkin' Shoes" and "Free Born Man"
But the circle is still broken
My greatest dream slipped through my hands

Well they call me Jimmy Martin
And they say that I can sing
Of them lonesome broken hearted
Boys of Bluegrass I'm the King
Of them lonesome broken hearted
Boys of Bluegrass
I'm the King




Instrumental


Time can fly when you're having fun
Time drags by when you miss someone
We say hello and we say goodbye
Coming and going at the speed of life

You start out crawling then you learn to walk
You run into someone and then you fall
The band plays on as worlds collide
Drums keep beating at the speed of life

Come on baby ride with me
Four strong winds, seven deep seas
A big blue ball flying through space
Can't turn back not a minute to waste
Womb to the tomb, blink of an eye
Everything's moving at the speed of life

Well I don't know what the future holds
But I been watching the river flow
It can sink quick and it can rise high
Always rolling at the speed of life

Come on baby ride with me
Four strong winds, seven deep seas
A big blue ball flying through space
Can't turn back not a minute to waste
Womb to the tomb, the blink of an eye
Everything's moving at the speed of life
Lady luck, father time
Everything's moving at the speed....of life




Amazing love so rich and rare
Amazing love beyond compare
A life so full of blessings
And promises fulfilled
Be careful not to run and hide
From this amazing love

Once as a child I did not see
That all my deeds returned to me
But I have traveled miles
And made a few mistakes
I've learned about forgiveness
And found amazing love

Even though a mother guards her children
Still they stumble, fall and shed a tear
Lessons learned and healing hands upon them
Through the years, through the years

Was a time when I was so alone and...
Feeling that my life was incomplete
Oh my heavy heart was barely beating
Down so deep, down so deep

Amazing love now in my arms
Amazing love to call my own
A life so full of blessings
And promises fulfilled
Be careful not to run and hide
From this amazing love
Amazing love...
Amazing love
Amazing love




Well I don't know why I came here tonight,
I got the feeling that something ain't right,
I get so scared in case I fall off my chair,
And I'm wondering how I'll get down the stairs,
There's clowns to the left of me,
Jokers to the right, here I am,
Stuck in the middle with you.

Yes I'm stuck in the middle with you,
And I'm wondering what it is I should do,
It's so hard to keep this smile from my face,
Lose control, yeah, I'm all over the place,
There's clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right,
Here I am, stuck in the middle with you.

Oh well you started off with nothing,
And you're proud that you're a self made man,
(yeah you are)
And your friends, they all come callin',
Slap you on the back and say,
Please.... Please.....
(Come on)

Well I'm tryin' to make some sense of it all,
But I can see it makes no sense at all,
Is it cool to go to sleep on the floor,
'Cause I don't think that I can take anymore
There's clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right,
Here I am, stuck in the middle with you.

Well you started out with nothing,
And you're proud that you're a self made man,
But and your friends, they all come callin',
Slap you on the back and say,
Please.... Please.....

Well I don't know why I came here tonight,
I got the feeling that something ain't right,
Well I'm so scared in case I fall off my chair,
And I'm wondering how I'll get down the stairs,
Clowns to the left of me,
Jokers to the right, here I am,
Stuck in the middle with you,
Yes I'm stuck in the middle with you,
One more time
Stuck in the middle with you
Yes I'm stuck in the middle with you.




I got myself a sweetheart
A real good steady job
A house up on the hillside
Who's price keeps goin' up
Soakin' in my hot tub
Life's working out just right
But then the earth starts shakin'
Here comes the afterlife

Earthquake, Earthquake
Ridin' hell's emotion
That earthquake, earthquake
Churning up the fear
That earthquake, earthquake
Devil's loco-motion
That earthquake, earthquake
Gonna run me outta here

There's no head on this chicken
When the ground is on the rise
I flee in all directions
And I pray toward the skies
I've Never been a coward
Or that extremely wise
But it doesn't take a genius
T' know it's time t' say goodbye

Earthquake, Earthquake
Ridin' hell's emotion
That earthquake, earthquake
Churning up the fear
That earthquake, earthquake
The devil's loco-motion
That earthquake, earthquake
Gonna run me outta here

I'm packin' up and goin' to north dakota
Well I heard it's freezing cold but I don't care
I'd rather get that frostbite on my fingers
Than end up crushed beneath my fridgidaire

So.... forgive me if I'm out of sorts
I'm really not to blame
The fault lies with Andreas
Oh she's messin' up my brain
I love this sunny paradise
But hate it's rock and roll
Oh I can't stand the ups and downs
I really gotta go

Earthquake, Earthquake
Ridin' hell's emotion
That earthquake, earthquake
Churning up the fear
That earthquake, earthquake
Devil's loco-motion
That earthquake, earthquake
Gonna run me outta here

That earthquake, earthquake
That earthquake, earthquake
Earthquake, earthquake
That earthquake, earthquake
Oh I'm Gettin' out of here

That earthquake, that earthquake
That earthquake, Oh I'm getting out of here
That earthquake, Bye bye bye bye
That earthquake, Oh I'm going out of here



Throwed a rock through your window
Just to let you know I love you
Just to let you know that I care
And I ain't scared to have you see
The way I feel

Blowed a kiss through your keyhole
Just to let you know I'm breathing
Oh, Just to try and smack you in the heart
If I were smart I'd give up
And go back home

I'm not tryin' to say I'm sorry
I'm tryin' to say I love you
Not tryin' to make excuses
Nor put myself above you
I'm not tryin' to rearrange it
Not tryin' to change it
The only thing I'm tryin' to do
Is try ---

Well I hung out by your back porch
Just to try and catch you leaving
Oh, just to catch you unaware
That's not fair, I don't care
Cause I ain't proud

And I leaned on your door bell
Just to see if you would answer
Oh, just to see if you would open up
No such luck, I'll come back when
you calm down

I'm not tryin' to say I'm sorry
I'm tryin' to say I love you
Not tryin' to make excuses
Nor put myself above you
I'm not tryin' to rearrange it
Not tryin' to change it
The only thing I'm tryin' to do
Is try ---




Life is like a hurricane
It brings the wind, it brings the rain
Mud and bone, and tangled vine
Pick the grape and drank the wine

Laissez Le Bon Temps... Bon Temps Roule
Breathing in and out another day
Laissez Le Bon Temps... Bon Temps Roule
It's good to be alive

Roll in the clover bare your feet
Bees will sting but honey's sweet
Chickens run but angels fly
'Cuz God is holding up the sky

Laissez Le Bon Temps... Bon Temps Roule
Breathing in and out another day
Laissez Le Bon Temps... Bon Temps Roule
It's good to be alive

Shiny hearses long and black
Don't come with a luggage rack
You can't take it when you go
So let the good, the good times roll

Laissez Le Bon Temps... Bon Temps Roule
Breathing in and out another day
Laissez Le Bon Temps... Bon Temps Roule
Je Suis Vivant... Vivant

Shiny hearses long and black
Don't come with a luggage rack
You can't take it when you go
So let the good, the good times roll

Laissez Le Bon Temps... Bon Temps Roule
Breathing in and out another day
Laissez Le Bon Temps... Bon Temps Roule
It's good to be alive