Six Strings​.​.​. .​.​.​Keep Me Sane

by Peter Crawford

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released April 2, 2015

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Track Name: Lady Coming Down
You’ve got me running, got me jumping
Got me screwing up my dreams
You’ve got me hanging on the edge
You’ve got me bleeding through my screams

I cannot see you, cannot smell
Cannot hear you through my fears
I cannot breathe, I cannot sleep
I cannot handle all your tears

Don’t wanna hold you
Don’t wanna let you go
Don’t need to hear the lies you told me
To put on that show
Don’t need to love you but I need to keep you round
My lady coming down

But I need to help, need to keep you safe
From digging your own grave
I need to know I’m right to know you think the same
I can’t stand to hurt you babe
just like you did me before
I can’t stand to give you back the time
Just like you can’t give me any more

Chorus

What am I supposed to do
What am I supposed to say
We’re pawns in a game with broken rules
Without enough time to play
Where do we go from here
What if I let us fall apart
Will we lose what’s meant to be
Just to mend the cracks in my heart
Never never never realising
That we’re meant to stay

Chorus
Track Name: Velvet Shadows
Velvet shadows, edges soft in amber fire glow
No words ever needed
No words could ever show
Just how much I really love you
And the way this feeling’s true
Just velvet shadows, tracing memories of you

Travelling far, following stars
Time just slips away
Never knowing which way I’m going
Until the break of day
Then in the evening when I’m all alone
With just a fire and a silent phone
Then velvet shadows make me wish that I was home.

Then in the evening when I’m all alone
With just a fire and a silent phone
Then velvet shadows make me wish that I was home.
Track Name: Straight JD
Walking through these late night streets
Stagger side to side trying to find my feet
Saw a light in a darkened door
Knew I could get a little bit more
Stumbled in to see the sights
Any sign of life to extend this night
One lone figure behind the bar
From the look in his eye I thought I wouldn’t get far

So I said
Hey Jack pass the bottle round
I need to get my feet back off the ground
Create a room inside my head
To go with the flow and be easily led
Hey Jack please accept my cash
Even though my behaviour’s a tad on the rash
A taste of wet will do me good
Though I admit…more than it should
Hey Jack don’t refuse me now
I have to jump through hoops show me how
My only other choice is to head back home
To an empty bed…I’d prefer to roam

He looked at me with a glint
I wondered if I should take a hint
Tried to see what was on his mind
A smile passed his lips so I returned in kind

He said ‘good sir won’t you make your choice’
Pointed at his wares…from the tone of his voice
A nervousness grew inside my head
But I didn’t run…I sat down instead

And I said…….. chorus

I looked at the bottles in front of me
Nodded at one…said ‘straight JD’
He filled the glass I drained it quick
The room started spinning….the air grew thick

He gave a chuckle as I hit the floor
Said ‘you’ve had your fill. I can give no more’
‘but I’ll take my fee…help myself’
I heard the clink of bottles back on the shelf

I woke up in my empty bed
Lost three days and gained a hole in my head
Vowed to myself I wouldn’t do it again
But if I find the bar I’ll be the one to blame

Coz I’ll say……Chorus
Track Name: Drowning Man
You better find another heart
To help you out of this fix
You better watch your step
I hope you understand

There’s nothing gonna make me turn around
There’s nothing you can say
And even if I did.
I couldn’t help you anyway

You’re like a drowning man
Reaching out to be saved
I won’t let you drag me down

You know its gonna be this way
You know there’s nothing I can do
You left it all too late
To save you from yourself

Chorus

I’m gonna pull away
You can’t make me stay
For all your reaching out
I can’t stand to hear you shout
You had your last chance
There won’t be one last dance
Won’t let you take me under

Chorus
Track Name: You Dont Always
It’s 5 o’clock and I’m getting worried
I might be wasting all my time
People look and wonder how I got you
They don’t know I had to wait in line

It’s 6 o’clock and now I’m hurried
They don’t see it on your face
That we are moving forward
There’s no dead certs in this race

You don’t always win when you bet
You don’t always stink when you sweat
You don’t always sin when you swing with the binmen
You don’t always get what you get

It’s 7 o’clock and I’ve carried
This small idea all the way
But I can live with all the questions
You’ve got the answers I can say

Chorus

It’s 8 o’clock and I’m happy now
Settled down and feelin’ right
All my troubles are a thing of the past
I got you to shine that light.

You don’t always rent when you let
You don’t always freak when you fret
You don’t always grin when you think of that thing then
You don’t always get what you get

Chorus
Track Name: Songbook
I’ve got the questions you need
I’ve got the time
You’ve got the understanding
To get me in line

We’ll have the time of our lives
We’ll have a go
No-one can overstate this
Well no-one I know

Open up my songbook and you’ll find my serenity
Open up my heart and you’ll find me

You’ll move the mountains for me
You’ll tell me no lies
I’ll help you trus once again
There’ll be no more goodbyes

Chorus

Mistakes I’ve made…never again
Put them to paper and sing them to send
To forgotten voices that let us begin

Chorus x2
Track Name: Halo
Leaving the flood waters at my door
Pushing the tide back from the shore
Moving the mountains to the right
Keeping the skyline out of sight

Hmm Hm Hmmmmmmm

Leaving my way home hidden from me
Pushing my insecurity
Moving my prayers out of your way
Keeping my voice so I can’t say

Why can’t you hear me Why can’t you speak
When will you help me Why’re you so sleek
I’m gonna wipe that smirk off your face
Gonna knock that halo………out of place

Leaving you to get on with life
Pushing you back on the edge of a knife
Moving you closer to the day
Keeping you far from where I lay

Hmm Hm Hmmmmmmmm
Hmm Hm Hay yeah yeahhh

Chorus

Gotta push it and keep it
Stop you shaking and breaking it
Coz you don’t wanna see it

Chorus x2
Track Name: Love Her So
She takes out the smile that she keeps just for me
The one that I know says I’m the only one
And I know why I love her
I know why I love her so

She takes me to her heart and she holds me there
So safe and so warm against her soul
And I know why I love her
I know why I love her so

And then she leads me by the hand and she takes me to a place
Where we are together and I feel the love inside her grow

When she’s standing next to me there’s
nothing I can’t do and nothing I can’t be
And I know why I love her
I know why I love her so

And then she leads me by the hand and she takes me to a place Where we are together and I feel the love inside her grow
And I know why I love her
I know why I love her
I know why I love her
I know why I love her so
Track Name: Harmony
Thunder in the valley echoes in my head
Raven on the street sign watching what I said
Rainfall on the rooftops cool breeze on my face
Living life as wanted the levels that I trace

Seeing all things coming to me

That is something. Something got into me
I need one thing . One thing I can see
I see………harmony

Dark and chilling frosting on the glass
Treading gravel watching time pass
Level crossing no-one knows my mind
Watch the windows catch a glimpse behind

Seeing nothing getting everything

That is something. Something got into me
I need one thing . One thing I can see
I see………harmony

I’ve got the whole world to see
but time was not a friend to me
Now I can say yes to chance
I’ll get my song to send
and I believe I can dance

That is something. Something got into me
I need one thing . One thing I can see
I see………harmony
Track Name: Six Strings
I’m going home - going home
Let my dreams lead the way
Let my fears rue the day
I know where I want to stay
I’m going home.

Reading my goals with you here
Your patience with me is clear
I could’ve got here sooner if I’d tried
But looking back I wonder if I’d lied

Never thought I’d be here now
The way seemed blocked til you showed me how
I’ve been to places I could never see
Until you spoke and shone a light for me

My six strings and you ………..keep me sane

I’m going home I’m going home I’m going home I’m going home Let my dreams lead the way
Let my fears rue the day
I know where I want to stay
I’m going home

How many times did I fail
To seize the day and take that trail
Have to look forward, have to pray
No regrets will come my way

My six strings and you……….keep me sane

Chorus

I’m going home To new horizons
I’m going home To see your face
I’m going home To make my choices
I’m going home To find my place

Let my dreams lead the way. Let my fears rue the day
I know where I want to play. I’m going home
I’m going home I’m going home I’m going home I’m going home
Let my dreams lead the way. Let my fears rue the day
I know where I want to stay. I’m going home