Live Two Five

  • 1

    High Horse

    Get up on your high horse, woman
    Get up on your high horse now
    Get up on your high horse, woman
    I'll make it up to you somehow

    Moonlit shadows she starts tripping fire light
    Jumping the trees lying across the right of way
    Silvery morning it glistens down the valley
    But she don't stop till we ride the night away

    Get up on your high horse, woman
    Get up on your high horse now
    Get up on your high horse, woman
    I'll make it up to you somehow

    Long braids tangled at the misty break of morning
    Catching light through a dusty window pane
    Lost in lust in denial of the warning
    She digs her heels in the stallion's flank again

    Get up on your high horse, woman
    Get up on your high horse now
    Get up on your high horse, woman
    I'll make it up to you somehow

    Get up on your high horse, woman
    You pay the price, you get to play, hey
    Get up on your high horse, woman
    You're gonna ride to the break of day
    To the break of day
    To the break of day

    Get up on your high horse, woman
    Get up on your high horse now
    Get up on your high horse, woman
    I'll make it up to you somehow

    Get up on your high horse, woman
    You pay the price you get to play, hey
    Get up on your high horse, woman
    You're gonna ride to the break of day
    To the break of day
    To the break of day
    To the break of day
  • 2

    I've Been Lookin'

    I've been lookin' for a love, someone to hold as I lay sleeping
    I'm not talking about someone who's scared of promises or keeping 'em
    I'm just looking for a love to stand the test of time
    I've been lookin' for someone to be all mine

    I had too much lonely
    I need a one and only
    Someone I can care about and call my own
    Faithful to tradition
    Without an intermission
    We'll still be together when the kids are grown

    I've been lookin for a love, someone to hold as I lay sleeping
    I'm not talking about someone who's scared of promises or keeping 'em
    I'm just lookin' for a love to stand the test of time
    I've been looking for someone to be all mine

    I've been lookin' for a love, someone to hold as I lay sleeping
    I'm not talking about someone who's scared of promises or keeping 'em
    I' m just lookin' for a love to stand the test of time
    I've been looking for someone to be all mine
    I've been looking for someone to be all mine
    I've been looking for someone to be all...

    I've been lookin' for a love, someone to hold as I lay sleeping
    I'm not talking about someone who's scared of promises or keeping 'em
    I've been lookin' for a love, someone to hold as I lay sleeping
    I'm not talking about someone who's scared of promises or keeping 'em
  • 3

    Make a Little Magic

    I don't need the same excuses
    All this talk is really useless
    You run for cover every time I'm close to you
    Don't want to hear about the others
    There's something here we should discover
    Let's make a little magic before the night is through

    Ooh, you've seen it all before and heard the same lines
    But if you're willing just to take a chance
    It could be all right, so fine
    We'll find ourselves dancing by firelight

    So don't you try to change the subject
    Or try to put yourself above it
    A boy could get pneumonia sitting next to you, that's true
    A little sleep is all we're losing
    It's up to us to do the choosing
    Let's make a little magic 'fore the night is through
    Make a little magic 'fore the night is through

    Ooh, to the blue skies where no one can reach us
    It may sound crazy but just hold on tight
    Never has a love run deeper
    Baby my heart is true
    Baby my heart is true

    A little sleep is all we're losing
    It's up to us to do the choosing
    Let's make a little magic 'fore the night is through

    Let's make a little magic
    Let's make a little magic
    Make a little magic 'fore the night is through
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    You Ain't Going Nowhere

    Clouds so swift the rain won't lift
    The gates won't close, the railing's froze
    So get your mind off wintertime
    You ain't goin' nowhere

    Oooo-eee, ride me high
    Tomorrow's the day my bride's gonna come
    Oh-o are we gonna fly
    Down in the easy chair

    Buy me a flute and a gun that shoots
    Tail gates and substitutes
    Strap yourself to a tree with roots
    You ain't goin' nowhere

    Oooo-eee, ride me high
    Tomorrow's the day my bride's gonna come
    Oh-o, are we gonna fly
    Down in the easy chair

    Well, I don't care how many letters they sent
    The morning came and the morning went
    Pack up your money and pick up your tent
    You ain't goin' nowhere

    Oooo-eee, ride me high
    Tomorrow's the day my bride's gonna come
    Oh-o, are we gonna fly
    Down in the easy chair

    And Genghis Khan, he could not keep
    All his men supplied with sleep
    We'll climb that hill no matter how steep
    When we get up to it

    Oooo-eee, ride me high
    Tomorrow's the day my bride's gonna come
    Oh-o are we gonna fly
    Down in the easy chair
    Oooo-eee, ride me high
    Tomorrow's the day my bride's gonna come
    Oh-o are we gonna fly
    Down in the easy chair
  • 5

    Long Hard Road (The Sharecropper's Dream)

    Way back in my memory there's a scene that I recall
    Of a little run-down cabin in the woods
    Where my daddy never promised that our blue moon would turn gold
    But he laid awake nights wishin' that it would

    When the world was on our radio, hard work was on our minds
    We lived our day-to-day in plain dirt fashion
    With old overalls and cotton balls all strapped across your back
    Man, it's hard to make believe there ain't nothing wrong

    But mama kept the Bible read and daddy kept our family fed
    And somewhere in between I must have grown
    'Cause someday I was dreamin' that a song that I was singin'
    Takes me down the road to where I want to go
    Now I know
    It's a long hard road

    Sometimes I remember when I stay up late at night
    When sun-up came we got up and went
    In the shadows of a workin' day our moonlight hours spent
    Singin' songs along with Grandma's radio

    Now I'm beatin' down an ol' blacktop road, sleepin' in a sack
    Livin' in my memories all in vain
    'Cause those city lights ain't all that bright compared to what its like
    To see lightning bugs go dancin' in the rain

    Mama played the guitar then and daddy made the saw blade bend
    And raindrops played the tin roof like a drum
    But I just kept on dreamin' that a song that I was singin'
    Takes me down the road to where my name is known
    Now I'm gone
    And its a long hard road
    Yes, I know
    Its a long hard road
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    Stand a Little Rain

    Dark cloud is coming
    Headed straight for your heart
    Might get just a little bit crazy, baby
    Might try to tear us apart
    When the storm blows over
    Only the strong love remains
    If we're ever gonna see a rainbow
    We have to stand a little rain

    Everybody wants love to be easy
    But it's never been that way
    Each love starts out with blue skies
    Sometimes those blue skies turn gray
    And when the storm blows over
    Only the true love remains
    If we're ever gonna see a rainbow
    We have to stand a little rain

    Thunder rolls and the lightning strikes
    Hold on darling it's gonna be alright
    'cause when the storm blows over
    I swear our love will remain
    If we're ever gonna see a rainbow
    We have to stand a little rain

    If we're ever gonna see a rainbow
    We have to stand a little rain
    Have to stand a little rain
    If we're ever gonna see a rainbow
    We have to stand a little rain
    Have to stand a little rain
    If we're ever gonna see a rainbow
    We have to stand a little rain
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    Dance Little Jean

    I played a weddin' for the money
    And I wished I could've told the bride and groom
    Just what I think of marriage
    And what's in store after their honeymoon

    And I was grumblin' to the dancers
    About how men and women ought to live apart
    And how a promise never made cannot be broken
    And can never break your heart

    Then suddenly from out of nowhere
    A little girl came dancin' cross the floor
    And all her crinolines were billowin'
    Beneath the skirt of calico she wore

    Oh, what a joy fell on the honored guests
    As each one of them was drawn into her dream
    And they laughed and stamped and clapped their hands
    And hollered at her "Dance, little Jean"

    And they said, "Dance, little Jean, this day is for you
    Two people you love stood up to say I do"
    Dance, little Jean a prayer that you had
    Was answered today
    Your mama's marryin' your dad

    Well, my cynical heart just melted
    'Cause I figured what this get together meant
    How it ended years of tears and sad confusion
    That the little girl had spent

    And they told the band to pack it up
    About the time the couple cut the cake
    But we played as long as they stayed
    For love and laughs and little Jeannie's sake

    And we played, "Dance, little Jean this day is for you
    Two people you love stood up to say I do"
    Dance, little Jean, a prayer that you had
    Was answered today
    Your mama's marryin' your dad
    Your mama's marryin' your dad
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    Mr. Bojangles

    I knew a man, Bojangles, and he'd dance for you
    In worn out shoes
    With silver hair, a ragged shirt, and baggy pants
    The old soft shoe
    He jumped so high, jumped so high
    Then he lightly touched down

    I met him in a cell in New Orleans I was
    Down and out
    He looked to me to be the eyes of age
    As he spoke right out
    He talked of life, talked of life, he laughed
    Clicked his heels and stepped

    He said his name "Bojangles", and he danced a lick
    Across the cell
    He grabbed his pants and spread his stance,
    Oh, he jumped so high and then he clicked his heels
    He let go a laugh, let go a laugh
    And shook back his clothes all around

    Mr. Bojangles, Mr. Bojangles
    Mr. Bojangles, dance

    He danced for those at minstrel shows and county fairs
    Throughout the south
    He spoke through tears of fifteen years how his dog and him
    Traveled about
    The dog up and died, he up and died
    And after twenty years he still grieves

    He said I dance now at every chance in honky-tonks
    For drinks and tips
    But most the time I spend behind these county bars
    'Cause I drinks a bit
    He shook his head, and as he shook his head
    I heard someone ask him please

    Mr. Bojangles, Mr. Bojangles
    Mr. Bojangles, dance
  • 9

    Workin' Man (Nowhere to Go)

    Sittin' alone in the dark
    Wastin' my time in a park
    'Cause I've got nowhere to go
    Had me a job 'til the market fell out
    Tried hard to borrow but there was no help
    Now I've got nowhere to go
    I need a job for these two hands
    I'm a workin' man
    With nowhere to go

    One last look at my land
    Auctioneer with his gavel in hand
    And he says "it's got to go"
    Worked this piece all my life
    It broke my heart and it took my wife
    Now I've got nothing to show
    I need a job for these two hands
    I'm a workin' man
    With nowhere to go

    Wandered aimless in the city
    With my dirt workin' boots and my old straw hat in hand
    Singing a song by Woody Guthrie
    This land is your land but it ain't my land
    I'm a workin' man, with nowhere to go

    I was born to the sunrise
    Breaking back all day
    Now I've got something to say
    I am broke, but not broken
    And I am not alone
    'cause there's a lot of folks
    With nowhere to go

    Are they ever gonna understand?
    You can't leave a workin' man
    With nowhere to go
    Are they ever gonna understand?
    You can't leave a workin' man
    With nowhere to go
    Nowhere to go
    Nowhere to go
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    Ripplin' Waters

    I've got ripplin' waters to wake me
    To the morning, my woman and love
    And tall pine trees are pointing us easily to Heaven above
    Blue spruce flaming on the grate in the evening
    Takes the chill away fine
    Cut the telephone line and the story's the same

    There's a worn red chair by the window
    That we found at a sale down the way
    When some old women said that they needed more room for the winter
    People like pulling out the stuffing when they sit down
    So it passes the time
    Cut the telephone line and the story's the same

    Oh, like a bubble on a windy day
    Start to flutter when I hear you say
    That you feel too good to go away
    And you make me feel fine
    And you've made my world a warmer place
    By the sparkling of your diamond face
    On a frayed spot put a little lace
    And you make me feel fine
    Warm as the mountain sunshine
    On the edge of the snowline
    In a meadow of columbine

    Oh little Jennifer, I'd give a penny for
    What you've got on your mind
    It seems like most of the time you're lying there dreaming
    Maybe in your vision you see how our mission
    Is slightly less than divine
    Cut the telephone line and the story's the same

    Now ripplin' waters flow through pipes
    In the walls and they're keeping me warm
    And the closest I've been to my family for days is my music
    But to silently stare at the morning sky
    It's like hearing her calling my name
    You cut the telephone line and the story might change

    Oh, like a bubble on a windy day
    Start to flutter when I hear you say
    That you feel too good to go away
    And you make me feel fine
    And you've made my world a warmer place
    By the sparkling of your diamond face
    On a frayed spot, put a little lace
    And you make me feel fine
    Warm as the mountain sunshine
    On the edge of the snowline
    In a meadow of columbine
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    Harpo

    Lyrics are not available
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    Fishin' in the Dark

    Lazy yellow moon comin' up tonight
    shinin' through the trees
    Crickets are singin' and the lightning bugs
    are floatin' on the breeze
    Baby get ready

    Across the field where the creek turns back by the ole stump road
    I'm gonna take you to a special place that nobody knows
    Baby get ready
    Ooooo Ooooo

    You and me going fishin' in the dark
    Lying on our backs and counting the stars
    Where the cool grass grows
    Down by the river in the full moon light
    We'll be fallin' in love in the middle of the night
    Just movin' slow
    Stayin' the whole night through, it feels so good to be with you

    Spring is almost over and the summer's come
    And the days are gettin' long
    Waited all winter for the time to be right just to take you along
    Baby get ready

    And it don't matter if we sit forever and the fish don't bite
    We'll jump in the river and cool ourselves from the heat of the night
    Baby get ready
    Ooooo Ooooo

    You and me going fishin' in the dark
    Lying on our backs and counting the stars
    Where the cool grass grows
    Down by the river in the full moon light
    We'll be fallin' in love in the middle of the night
    Just movin' slow

    Stayin' the whole night thru, it feels so good to be with
    You and me going fishin' in the dark
    Lying on our backs and counting the stars
    Where the cool grass grows
    Down by the river in the full moon light
    We'll be fallin' in love in the middle of the night
    Just movin' slow
    Stayin' the whole night thru, it feels so good to be with you
  • 13

    Baby's Got a Hold on Me

    Sittin' on the front porch tryin' to keep still
    Baby's lookin' finer than a fifty dollar bill
    Pretty blue eyes and it isn't hard to see
    That baby's got a hold on me

    Long blond hair down the middle of her back
    She's got the keys to her daddy's Cadillac
    Got every little thing that I'm ever gonna need
    Baby's got a hold on me

    Got a hold on, got a hold on me
    Got a hold on, baby's got a hold on me

    We've got a full tank of gas, lookin' for a thrill
    A three day weekend, lot of time to kill
    Put the top down but we're never gonna freeze
    'Cause baby's got a hold on me

    Got a hold on, got a hold on me
    Got a hold on, baby's got a hold on me
    Hold on.......

    Well, the full moon's shinin' on a Carolina night
    Drivin' my girl across the interstate line
    Got a preacher waitin' and that's how it's gonna be
    'Cause baby's got a hold on me

    Got a hold on, got a hold on me
    Got a hold on, baby's got a hold on me

    Got a hold on, got a hold on
    Got a hold on, baby's got a hold on me
    Baby's got a hold on me
    Baby's got a hold on me
    Baby's got a hold on me
  • 14

    Face on the Cutting Room Floor

    She's history
    No one would give her a star on the walk
    She'd have a hundred if pillows could talk
    Where have I seen her before
    She's the face on the cutting room floor

    It's no mystery
    Acting in school at the tenderest age
    Lit up the room when she stepped on the stage
    Came to L.A. for some more
    She's the face on the cutting room floor

    She had visions of contracts
    And thousands of people in line
    To see her
    Knocking on door after door
    After all of this time
    She's not sure

    Up in Hollywood
    Stayed with an agent she met in a bar
    Laughed when he told her he'd make her a star
    Where had she heard that before
    She's the face on the cutting room floor

    One night he told her that she'd never get anywhere
    In her clothes
    That's what it takes to play movieland musical chairs
    Now she knows

    Goodbye, Hollywood
    Leaving tonight on the 2:30 'hound
    Sunrise on Sunset she won't be around
    But they'll replace her with so many more
    She's the face on the cutting room floor
    Oh, she's the face on the cutting room floor
    Poor little face on the cutting room floor
    Face on the cutting room floor
  • 15

    Partners, Brothers and Friends

    The promoter says he wants to cancel
    'Cause there ain't enough tickets sold
    The air conditioner on the bus just broke
    And I can't shake this cold

    The single lost the bullet
    The singer's losin' his wife
    Well, I might be crazy but I wouldn't change
    A single thing about this life

    Sometimes we feel like champions
    Sometimes we just can't win
    Sometimes our records hit the top of the charts
    Or the discount bargain bin

    Through almost twenty years of touring
    We've remained partners, brothers and friends
    Well, we keep it together 'cause we're sure
    We're gonna be big time before it all ends

    Well, as long as Johnny's got his fiddle
    And Jimmie's got his drums along
    Then Jeffrey and me and Bobby will be
    Singing all our favorite songs

    We'll catch the fire from the folks in the front row
    Fan the flames as the beat gets strong
    It's great to be a part of something
    So good that's lasted so long

    Well, I saw a story in the paper
    Suddenly the band's big news
    The critics all like our records just fine
    But they seem a bit confused

    Is it folk or rock or country
    Seems like everybody cares but us
    So just leave us an early wake-up call
    So we don't miss the bus

    Well as long as Johnny's got his fiddle
    And Jimmie's got his drums along
    Then Jeffrey and me and Bobby will be
    Singing all our favorite songs

    We'll catch the fire from the folks in the front row
    Fan the flames as the beat gets strong
    It's great to be a part of something
    So good that's lasted so long

    The band says it can't stand my latest song, it's too personal
    But my first wife's second marriage blew up
    They had to get the dang thing annulled
    Well if that ain't something to sing about
    Then you tell me what is
    And we'll give it a beat and put it on the street
    And we just might have another hit

    Well, as long as Johnny's got his banjo
    And Jimmie's got his harps along
    Then Jeffrey and me and Bobby will be
    Singing all our favorite songs

    We'll catch the fire from the folks in the front row
    Fan the flames as the beat gets strong
    It's great to be a part of something
    So good that's lasted so long
    Yeah, it's great to be a part of something so good that's lasted so long
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    Cadillac Ranch

    There she sits, buddy, just a-gleaming in the sun
    There to greet a working man when his day is done
    Gonna pack my Pa and I'm gonna pack my aunt
    Gonna take 'em down to the Cadillac Ranch

    El Dorado fins, whitewalls and skirts
    Drives just like a little bit of heaven here on earth
    So when I die, buddy, throw my body in the back
    Take me to the junkyard in my Cadillac

    Cadillac, Cadillac
    Long and dark, shiny and black
    Open up them engines, let `em roar
    Tearing up the highway like a big old dinosaur

    James Dean in a Mercury `49
    Junior Johnson runnin' in the woods of Caroline
    Even Burt Reynolds in a black Trans Am
    Are gonna meet me down at the Cadillac Ranch

    Cadillac, Cadillac
    Long and dark, shiny and black
    Open up your engines, let 'em roar
    Tearin' up the highway like a big old dinosaur

    Hey little girlie in the blue jeans so tight
    Drivin' all alone in the Colorado night
    You're my last love, baby, you're my last chance
    Don't let `em take me down to the Cadillac Ranch

    Cadillac, Cadillac...
    Long and dark, shiny and black
    Open up them engines, let 'em roar
    Tearin' up the highway like a big old dinosaur

    Cadillac, Cadillac...
    Long and dark, shiny and black
    Open up them engines, let 'em roar
    Tearin' up the highway like a big old dinosaur