Wild Water

by King of the Tramps

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released October 5, 2018

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Track Name: Wild Water
November comes again, indiscriminate northwest wind
then December and I remember, words so tough and words so tender
Can’t take back words never spoken, a promise never made is a promise broken

You and I were too young to know, where the wild water flows
and where the dust from your boot heels goes, when that northwest wind blows it all away
But 14 soon turns 41 and there’s more left to do than has been done

There’s wild water in the bucket, when you kick it it rolls away
Wild water dies in the river unless rain sets it free
There’s love that you’re born with there is love you’ll never find
sometimes your love grows most in those you left behind

As young boys do we fought like fools with fists and words, sometimes cruel
but mostly we just got along, a brothers love like a river runs deep and strong
but rivers split and stones tumble, trees fall in and cutbanks crumble away

There’s wild water in the bucket, when you kick it it rolls away
Wild water dies in the river unless rain sets it free
There’s love that you’re born with there is love you’ll never find
sometimes your love grows most in those you left behind

God damn it’s getting cold, January makes young men old
out where the memories freeze like ice on the branches of dead old trees
The trees that young boys climb are the trees that grown men leave behind too soon

Still can’t drive that county road, still get sad when the snow starts to blow
bouncin’ off the headlight beams, when you’re wild the world is mean sometimes
you can try not to cry like your mammas boy, but if you don’t let go the pain can destroy a man

There’s wild water in the bucket, when you kick it it rolls away
Wild water dies in the river unless rain sets it free
There’s love that you’re born with there is love you’ll never find
sometimes your love grows most in those you left behind

Can’t stand February, a desperate thaw like tears on the prairie
They say lonely men die alone, where the wild seed’s sown
There’s ice on the river waitin’ for the sun, to make it wild and let itrun again
You’re ice on the river waitin’ for the sun, to make you wild and let you run again
Track Name: Burnin
I moved 12 times before I was 12,
never got to throw down any roots
Always was the new kid
and I never learned to tell the truth

Sometimes, I lie awake at night
I hear that kids voice in my mind
Tellin’ me to keep movin’
Lord keep movin’ down the line

And theres always somethin’ burnin’ up behind me
And theres always smoke up around the bend
I hope when I’m gone you’ll remember me
I was always burnin’ at both ends

There’s a train rhythm in my head all the time
Sometimes that’s the smile you see
Tellin’ me to keep movin’
Lord keep movin’ down the line

I guess I’m just the son of a middle border
Just a line that always bends
Sometimes I feel like I’m just shooting sparks across the sky
burnin’, burnin’, burnin’, burnin’
Always burnin’ at both ends

When I think back on all the times I nearly died
It’s still less than all the times I’ve lived
I’ve been punched and kicked and kissed and stomped on
but I’ve always tried to forgive

And theres always somethin’ burnin’ up behind me
And theres always smoke up around the bend
I hope when I’m gone you’ll remember me
I was always burnin’ at both ends
Track Name: Smoke 'Em
Been working like a dog 6 days a week, all there is, is worry, work, eat and sleep
Paycheck gravity always pushin’ down on me,

Got both ends fightin’ just to get to the middle, red state blue state, it’s your ass on the griddle
poor is poor no matter where you come from

Broken pieces fall to the bottom
Pick em up boys
Smoke ‘em if ya got em

They tell you there’s no jobs and the other guy’s to blame
downsized morality they have no shame
If you don’t speak the language go back where you came from

Ain’t no use fightin’ at the bottom
Pick em up boys
Smoke em if you got em

Locks just keep an honest man honest, while the crooks count the money inside
Long as they keep ya fightin’ with each other, you won’t see em steal you blind
Their pennies and their prayers are the only thing that trickles down

Ain’t no use fightin at the bottom
Pick em up girls
Smoke em if ya got em
Track Name: Byron's Boogie
When ya jonesin for some music that will make you smile
life’s got ya down forget your problems for a while
There’s a place that’s far from anywhere
Doing the Byron’s Boogie

Byron’s by the front door to welcome you in
nobody’s a stranger everyones a friend
tie dye, peace sign, Overalls, big smile
Doing the Byron’s Boogie
Doing the Byron’s Boogie

We got Brother Trucker, Kevin Gordon, Joe and Vicki Price
Studebaker John, baby play the blues nice
Kelly Richey, David Zollo, John Dee Graham
Doing the Byron’s Boogie
Doing the Byron’s Boogie

Roger’s in the corner with a camera and a beard
Dancin like a penguin, keepin’ it weird
Everyone is smilin’ and it makes ya feel good
Doing the Byron’s Boogie
Doing the Byron’s Boogie

Find the dancin’ bear sign and come inside
get yourself a ticket and you might get a prize
But what happens a Byron’s stays at Byron’s
Doing the Byron’s Boogie
Doing the Byron’s Boogie
Doing the Byron’s Boogie
Doing the Byron’s Boogie
Track Name: Let It Pour
I would feed you honey, from a golden spoon
bathe you in forgiveness underneath a champagne moon
Let it pour

I would be your honeysuckle, sweet on the vine
wrap you in forgiveness, leave those bad things behind
Let it pour
Let it pour
The past is water baby,
Let it pour

I see you cryin
makes me feel like dyin inside
You can’t live if your livin’ on that water gone by

I would be your rain water, wash away your pain
underneath the rainbow you would never be afraid
Let it pour
Let it pour
The past is water baby,
Let it pour

We all have our sadness
In between the moon and the madness
It’s alright to cry about it
just don’t drown in tears gone by

The past is only there
if you let it know you care
set you free
(Set Free)


Let it pour
Let it pour
Gonna let it pour
Let it pour
Let it pour
Gonna let it pour

Hey oh
The past is water let it pour
its all right yeah
It’s all right good people
It’s all right just let it pour
The past is only there if you let it know you care
set you free
(set you free)
Track Name: Hard Times
Hold my breath and count to a hundred, maybe count to a hundred and ten
get up wash the blood from my face, and do it all over again

First one in cuts the limes and lemons, Second one takes out the trash
liquorman delivers at 3, but now we gotta pay him cash

It’s hard times, hard times, hard times out there
Hard times, hard times, but it’s always good times in here

Afternoons are quiet and the walls are still smiling at the fools that have walked through the door
but it’s the fools that walk out and cause all the trouble, when they’re told they can’t come back no more

A Wednesday always smells like a Wednesday, but Saturday never smells the same
Sometimes it’s just a whisper and the promise of Sunday morning’s walk of shame

It’s hard times, hard times, hard times out there
Hard times, hard times, but it’s always good times in here

This part of town is as rough as you make it, or as smooth as you want it to be
The high plains ghosts in this city of grifters ain’t got time for your hipster scene

only good crowd is a crowd that’s drinking, that’s never a problem around here
You become a regular if you regularly come by and buy everybody a beer

It’s hard times, hard times, hard times out there
Hard times, hard times, but it’s always good times in here
Track Name: Just Dance
Sometimes we’re all hurtin’ from a peak behind the curtain
Nothin’ is for certain that’s for sure
Let’s hide inside the notes and spin
out where the dance begins
a place called the end of the world

And let’s dance ’til the whole world dances along

A dance is just place inside a place, inside a place we rarely go
So let’s go…

Let’s dance like vampires all night
There’s nothin’ left to leave behind
Let’s dance and let the worlds collide
C’mon, c’mon good people now - Fuck It!
Just Dance


The world is just a drum awaiting greater animation
from hearts with beats like ours that beat with joyous vibration
with 808 drum beats and the sound that a soul makes
when the DJ drops that love on the Five

Let’s dance like vampires all night
There’s nothin’ left to leave behind
Let’s dance and let the worlds collide
C’mon, c’mon good people now - Fuck It!
Just Dance


I look around the darkened room with flashing lights of green and blue
the moment and the motion they are one
time and space are realized, forever’s what it feel’s like
Dancin’ at the end of the world….
Track Name: Worry
Worry, worry by the window
what ya worry for
Do what your mama told you
don’t you worry no more

These big hands will keep you safe
While the storm rages outside

Worry, worry in the garden
ladybug fly away
You worry about the sunshine,
the flowers dance in the rain

These big hands will keep you safe
While the storm rages outside

Don’t ya worry, don’t ya worry, don’t ya worry, dont’ ya worry
Don’t ya worry, don’t ya worry, don’t ya worry, dont’ ya worry

solo

Don’t ya worry………..

Worry, worry what ya singin
Love will get you by
You can’t get to heaven
on flowers falling from the sky
Track Name: You Alone
Junie was a blushing young bride
a jewish princess from Chicago’s East Side
A bouquet of feelings that she tried to hide
She strapped me to her garter and said
hang on for the ride

You alone, know me
You alone, show me
You alone know
There can be nobody else
You alone

He said Vermont
looks good this time of year
I hear the leaves are turnin’ gold
He said I think I feel like growin’ old with you
She said I know I love you
but what’s a girl to do

You alone, know me
You alone, show me
You alone know
There can be nobody else
You alone

You alone, know me
You alone, show me
You alone know
There can be nobody else
You alone

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