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(1995)
DREAMS OF THE SONG DOG

Song List and Lyrics

1. FREE FLOWS THE WINE
2. MADE TO LOVE YOU
3. NEVER SAY GOODBYE
4. SOLITAIRE
5. THE SWEETEST THING
6. THE BLIND LEADING THE BLIND
7. TURNING AWAY
8. CAST IN STONE
9. LORELEI
10. THE DEEP END
11. THERE’S GOT TO BE A WAY TO DO IT ALL
12. THAT’S ALL

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FREE FLOWS THE WINE

 
You're over the fear of rejection,
You found out you're really all right.
You're shinin' your shoes 'cause 
you know you'll see her tonight
You borrow the car from your brother.
You burn up the telephone line.
At last you are certain you'll show her a very good time.

CHORUS   
Free flows the wine.
Free flows the wine.
Free flows the wine,
High flies the dove,
What a feeling to love
And to be loved.


The woman says money means nothing.
She gives you the keys to her laugh.
You know not to question good fortune
   that falls on your path.
That night you look down on the city.
You can see that you're worth more than one.
And two is the elegant number when love's just begun.

CHORUS

You wait till your planet stops spinnin'.
You can't believe love is so kind.
You wipe all the tears from the eyes
   that were always so blind.
And out where your mother lies buried,
You're wishing that she could have known
All of the love that can flow from a heart made of stone.

CHORUS

MADE TO LOVE YOU 

CHORUS
Everything's made out of somethin'.
Nothin' comes out of the blue.
You were made from the clay of love,
And I was made to love you.
I was made to love you.


I look a lot like my daddy, 
But mama was my guiding light.
I'm just a chip off of two old blocks,
Tryin' to make sense out of life.
I've got no sense of direction,
But I can carry a tune.
I'm a little mom and pop and just a little
Water, fire, sun and the moon.

CHORUS

An oak tree's made from an acorn,
A diamond is made outta coal.
Cars are made out of rubber and steel,
Frogs are made from tadpoles.
The sun was made to shine brightly,
The moon reflects all of its light.
You were made with a light of your own
And your fire burns inside me tonight.

CHORUS


NEVER SAY GOODBYE 

Standing on the mainline,
Waitin' for my ride to come.
A chilly rain is fallin',
My hands are cold, my mind is numb.
It's anybody's highway
Rollin' through the plains.
Statues of the weary
Thumbin' in the rain.
A beaten race of people...  
Tired of standin', doomed to run.   

Crazy eyes are gleamin',
A stranger holds a light to you.
Neon walls are screamin',
She always seemed so right to you.
The mattress looks like heaven,
Lyin' on the floor.
Somebody else is watchin',
Just outside the door.
One moment's terrible pleasure...
The stranger says, "Good night" to you.    

BRIDGE
I've got to beat this demon down,
Find myself a brand new town.
When that last train leaves, babe,
Ride it all the way to the sky...


CHORUS    
Never say goodbye,
Never say goodbye,
When that last train leaves, babe,
Never say goodbye.


You're locked up in your memory,
Things ain't like they used to seem.
You don't fit the master pattern,
You're just a flicker on a silver screen.
You've talked to all the people,
Practiced being kind,
But they're busy being careful,
Beautiful and blind,
And they're lookin' right through you
As you break out all the windows
   of their dreams.

BRIDGE


SOLITAIRE

 
You broke a promise
And left me alone.
This was the house of love
Now nobody's home.
I've worked my heart
Right down to the bone,
Playing solitaire.

I've got this notion
She's gone for keeps.
My heart keeps breaking
While my body sleeps.
It gets so lonesome
Between the sheets,
Playing solitaire.

CHORUS
Solitaire...
I cheat now and then.
Solitaire...
But I never win.
I'm goin' slightly crazy
But I don't care
I'm playin' solitaire.


I've got no aces
And I've got no queens;
I get my kicks from
Poker machines.
She's comin' back....
No, it's only a dream.
I'm playin' solitaire.

CHORUS
(Replace "I'm goin' slightly crazy"
      with "I'm goin' soft and lazy".)


 THE SWEETEST THING 

CHORUS  
You're the sweetest thing
This side of the river.
You're the sweetest thing
This side of home.
You're the prettiest little girl
These tired old eyes have ever seen.
Cozie, my love,
I've been away too long.


I've been far away, lovin' in old Missouri.
I've danced all night in the hills
of Tennessee.
But most of all, I love my 
   Carolina island home
And those good old boys that grew up 
   there with me.

I want to be where the Spanish moss 
   is swaying,
And the oak trees move so slow 
   in the island breeze.
I want to be where they call me 
   by my first name, "Willie",
And no one tries to make a fool of me.

CHORUS
 
Trouble, my friend, you make me feel
   so silly;
Your big green eyes just about wore me
   down, down, down.
Trouble my friend, you can't fool
   your old pal, Willie, anymore,
And just as soon as I'm through
   with supper
I'll be leavin' town.

Mama, my dear, your body's so bent
   and broken;
Your soft grey eyes grow dimmer
   day by day.
I'll chop your wood and keep that
   fireplace roaring all night long,
Till the whistle blows to carry you
   down the way.

Cozie and me, we watch that sun
   set slowly;
The sun that saw a billion years go by;
The same old sun that comes up
   every morning over the ocean,
And colors them evenin' clouds
   for Cozie and I.

CHORUS
(At Chorus' end, repeat
 "Cozie, my love, I’ve been away too long.)


THE BLIND LEADING THE BLIND 

It's a long shot, but we'll make it.
It's a bad road, but we'll take it.
There's a wild look in your brown eyes,
And there's a dark moon behind 
   stormy skies,
But we'll find our way together,
We're the blind leadin' the blind 
   leadin' the blind.

The cards are marked and the deck 
   is stacked.
These are loaded dice, you gotta 
   watch your back.
We're takin' on the great unknown.
Hoppin' freights...Movin' on...
But we'll find our way together
Like the blind leadin' the blind 
   leadin' the blind.

CHORUS  
We were strangers gettin' off our knees,
And love was born in a time of need.
We vowed to crawl through darkest times,
And love was all we'd ever find.


There's no love like blind love,
And there's no life without love.
So we'll close our eyes and
   hold our breath
While we walk the line between
   life and death.
We'll find our way together,
We're the blind leadin' the blind
   leadin' the blind.
We'll find our way together,
We're the blind leadin' the blind
   leadin' the blind.

TURNING AWAY

When it feels like the end of the line.
And your heart beats way out of time,
And your ivory tower crumbles 
   before your eyes,
When the light that always shines true
Somehow isn't shinin' on you,
And your house don't feel like a home
You can come into mine.

When your bankbook forfeits your last,
And the movers drive away 
   with your past,
And you cast your fate to the chill 
   of the driving rain,
You'll awake and not find me there,
You might believe I don't really care.
I'm just not the kind 
Who can easily share in your pain.

CHORUS
I will not be turning away.
I will not be turning away.
When the light that always shines true  
Somehow isn't shinin' on you,
I will not be turning away
.

I'm the wail of a train passing by.
I'm the high vapor trail in the sky.
I'm the wake of a south-bound ship
   out on the gulf.
I'm sailing the tears that you cried,
I'm riding the winds of your sigh,
I'm just not the kind
Who can easily offer my love.

CHORUS 
(Repeat: When the light that always
   shines true...etc.)


CAST IN STONE

Willie was a problem,
A problem on the run.
Didn't hate nobody,
Couldn't love no one.
Didn't wave no bible,
Didn't tote no gun.
Had a way with the women
Like a true angry son.

Willie took a likin'
To some dangerous ways.
Burnin' up the highway
Like the sun's angry rays.
Couldn't feel nothin'
But the passin' of days.
He was always the lead man
In his own passion play.

CHORUS  
He was ridin' like a runaway train
Made of blood, flesh and bone.
Raised to get by without love,
He was cast in stone...
Cast in stone.


He was tired when they found him,
All alone and afraid,
No love to console him,
No friends had he made.
Hearts had been broken,
Games had been played,
With a stone for a soul
And a life of charade.

CHORUS
 
In his own passion play.


LORELEI

 
She was the only real friend I had.
She made me well when the times 
   were bad.
Into my life she put the sunshine
Where once there was darkness.

She was the only woman I loved.
She gave me pleasure, more than enough.
Into my eyes she put the vision
Where once there was darkness.

CHORUS
Lorelei, Lorelei,
Is there no place in your heart for me?
Let your love light
Brighten my way tonight,


In times like these, yeah, the road
   gets rough.
I'm like the next man, I need to be loved.
I need the touch of one soothing hand
Where once there was nothing.

CHORUS

BRIDGE   
If you remember all the good times
Don't the bad times fade away?
If you call me, I will answer,
And live again that day.

CHORUS
            
Lorelei.

THE DEEP END

 
I've got a rainbow tied around my finger
To remind me to get out of the rain. 
I've got a wishbone from 
   a rich man's table.
Maybe I'll get lucky, but some turkey's 
   day is done.

I see old catfish swimmin' in the river.
He can show me the way back 
   to the farm.
I got a rabbit's foot hangin' swingin' 
   from the mirror.
As luck would have it some rabbit 
   lost a pitchin' arm.

CHORUS
I got Jesus Christ in the middle  
   of the night,
And a cardboard box to sleep in.
I got the county police 
   and the golden fleece,
But I sure could use a real friend.
I think I'm goin' off the deep end.


I got a moonbeam spread
   across my table,
But I can't hold on to things
   I love the best.
I got a horseshoe nailed
   above the doorway.
I can't find no peace and my horse
   can't get no rest.
  
CHORUS

CHORUS 2
I got Vincent Price in my dreams at night,
And I ain't got a pot to piss in.
I see war and peace on these
   one-way streets
But I sure could use a real friend,
I think I'm going off the deep end.


THERE’S GOT TO BE A WAY TO DO IT ALL 

I promised Eloise I'd never leave her.
I said no one could ever take her place.
But now I do believe I must deceive 
   that poor girl
Every time I see a pretty face.
There's something to be said 
   for bein' faithful,
Faithful like that city limit sign,
Where I last saw Eloise as I departed.
So much to do, so little time.

CHORUS   
There's got to be a way to do it all.
There's got to be a way to do it all.
Before they bring me out 
For one last curtain call,
There's got to be a way to do it all.


You know they say that you cannot
   take it with you,
And time will erase everything
   you've done.
They said that your reward
   lies somewhere
Past the borderline,
I can't believe that's true for everyone.
I'm goin' down to Jamaica,
   takin' you with me.
Then I'm goin' to China or Algiers.
I'll do it all and more if I can make it,
If it takes all of my years.

CHORUS

FINAL CHORUS (LINES 3 & 4)
I'm gonna take a look
At that old mushroom cloud.

THAT’S ALL
 

You better go, pretty baby, 
   to the grocery store.
We drank up all the wine 
   and we need some more.
The weatherman said 
   we're gonna get some snow,
So let's lay up in the cabin 
   and watch the wind blow.

CHORUS  
Find you a girl to love you all day...
Treat her like a woman, 
   she'll never run away.
I'll never live again with my back 
   to the wall.
I just love my my music, my woman, 
   that's all.
I said I love my music, my woman, 
   that's all.


Music's like a log, you can kick it around.
Ringin' through the woods, 
   what a beautiful sound.
A woman's like a tree with her arms 
   in the air...
Fingers like the wind runnin' 
   through her hair.

What's all this talk about a promised land?
If I had a hole in my bucket I would
   understand.
I can see the ocean, I can see the sky
But I don't need to kn
ow what's beyond
   your eyes.

CHORUS

If you're headed to the top
   you can't never look back,
Unless you get real lazy like
   my old friend, Jack.
When I want to have fun I lay down i
   n the creek...
Take my guitar, my woman, and my cats,
   and I stay all week.

CHORUS