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East Lansing, MI

09-20-2006

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Virtue and Vice Lyrics

Think of me
I'll think of you
We better think
This whole thing through
Sometimes I'm so clumsy

You talk to me
I'll talk to you
You cut the fat
And we'll both chew
You know we're both hungry

I feel so alive today
That's all that I wanted to say
I hope that it stays this way
If not I will be okay

Say another prayer
Save another life
Kiss me on my head
And tell me
Everything's alright
'Cause I can say it one
Or I can shout it twice
All there really is
Is virtue and vice
Virtue and vice

Cry to me
I'll cry to you
Sometimes the pain will only do
You know I'm not kidding

You laugh with me
I'll laugh with you
At all the stupid things we do
Tomorrow we'll be happy

Wiser Time Lyrics

No time left now for shame
Horizon behind me, no more pain
Windswept stars blink and smile
Another song, another mile

You read the line every time
Ask me about crime in my mind
Ask me why another road song
Funny but I bet you never left home

On a good day, it's not every day
We can part the sea
And on a bad day, it's not every day
Glory beyond our reach

Fourteen seconds till' sunrise
Tired but wiser for the time
Lightning 30 miles away
Three thousand more in two days

On a good day, it's not every day
We can part the sea
And on a bad day, it's not every day
Glory beyond our reach

She Gave Good Sunflower Lyrics

I've been lost in the headlights
All night long
Said i've felt taller, yes I heard
the dealer's song

Say babe don't mark me absent
I only missed out by a fraction
Be the sun that bursts through my clouds
It's hard enough just living on this ground

chorus:
Say don't pretend to me
I beg and i plead, your sunflower I need
Thought nothing would surprise me
I was wrong now i see
Come on baby and just do me
if you please

This made me reminiscing
About the honey we made
I feel warm in your blizzard
And your flood I crave
I won't abuse my anger
I promise you no lecture

Come be the sun bursting through my clouds
It's hard enough just living on the ground
chorus

Twice as Hard Lyrics

Clean as a whistle
Smellin' like a rose
She got no dirty little fingers
Bloodshot eyes are gone
Tell me I'm wrong

Twice as Hard
As it was the first time
I said goodbye

And no one ever wanna' know
Love ain't funny
A crime in the wink of an eye

Your sister always singing
She play the step child
A broken little memory
Her heart was never kind
Tell me I'm blind

Yeah, bloodshot eyes are gone
Tell me I'm wrong

(Repeat Chorus 5 times)

Descending Lyrics

Have mercy baby
I'm descending again
Open your eyes
This time it's sink or it's swim
No sermons on ascending
No verdict on deceit
No selfish memorandum
No confusion for me

Curses
Curses and clues
A feast for fools
Have mercy baby
And hand me downs
It was just a few years ago
You'd hand me ups and map
Right out of town
But I would let it slide
Like mercury
Silver and quick
Poisonous and deadly
So deadly

My Heart's Killing Me Lyrics

You were so sad you made my dogs howl
You kept the ring, forgot the vow
You were so sick that you almost died
You needed help, but nobody tried

Will this crime ever go to trial
My heart's killing me, my heart's killing me
This love won't let me be
My heart's killing me
It's just you, it's just me
My heart's killing me

One sad bird on one sad fence
I cannot move, I've no defense
Staring at two helpless hands
And all I want is to hold you again

Will this crime ever go to trial
My heart's killing me, my heart's killing me
This love won't let me be
My heart's killing me
It's just you, it's just me
My heart's killing me

Soul Singing Lyrics

I've been down
Cascading and blue without a sound
Now I've traded my black feathers for a crown
So feed me milk and honey lay me down
Lay me down
Look around
Show me holy places not yet found
Lets disappear and we'll hide underground
And we'll get high and we'll feel safe and sound
It comes around
Around

Chorus:
Got my soul singing my soul singing
Soul singing got my soul singing
Got my soul singing my soul singing
Soul singing got my soul singing
Got my soul singing my soul singing
Soul singing got my soul singing
Got my soul singing my soul singing
Soul singing got my soul singing
Come on now come on now

Home bound
Tired of tired of running town to town
Tired of my heart turned upside down
Now my life a smile and not a frown
The sound
The sound

Chorus

Ride On A Pony Lyrics

Baby won't you tell me
what you're tryin' to do
you don't mean to say
that our love is through
because I love you
yes I do
and I've got to see it through

I live on the mountain
A hundred miles from town
That's a long way to go
Baby now
But soon I'm gonna be around
Because I love you
Yes I do
And I've got to see it through
Baby now

I'm gonna steal you baby away with me
I want to love you
Because you see
I am riding on a pony
In the middle of the night
I'm gonna be there in the morning
And I hope that it's all right

Sometimes when I am lonely
I think about your face, baby
So I get on my pony
And I ride over your place
Because I love you
Yes I do
And I've go to see it through

I wanna take you, far away
I wanna love you, no matter what you say
Because I am riding on a pony
In the middle of the night
I'm gonna be there in the morning
And I hope that it's all right

I am riding on a pony
In the middle of the night
I'm gonna be there in the morning
And I hope that it's all right

I am riding on a pony
In the middle of the night
I'm gonna be there in the morning
And I hope that it's all right

Jam Lyrics

Instrumental

Thorn In My Pride Lyrics

Wake me when the day breaks
Show me how the sun shines
Tell me about your heartaches
Who could be so unkind?
Do you dream to touch me?
And smile down deep inside
Or could you just kill me?
It's hard to make up your mind, sometimes.

My angels, my devils, my thorn in my pride.
Are you wanting inspiration
You spill your secrets on me
Then you tell me with a whisper
Of things that will never be.
Do you hear me breating?
Does it make you want to scream?
Did you ever like a bad dream?
Sometimes life is obscene.

My angels, my devils, my thorn in my pride.
Lover cover me with your sleep
Let your love light shine
Lover cover me with a good dream
Let your love light shine

It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry Lyrics

Well, I ride on a mailtrain, baby,
Can't buy a thrill.
Well, I've been up all night, baby,
Leanin' on the window sill.
Well, if I die
On top of the hill
And if I don't make it,
You know my baby will.

Don't the moon look good, mama,
Shinin' through the trees?
Don't the brakeman look good, mama,
Flagging down the "Double E"?
Don't the sun look good
Goin' down over the sea?
Don't my gal look fine
When she's comin' after me?

Now the wintertime is coming,
The windows are filled with frost.
I went to tell everybody,
But I could not get across.
Well, I wanna be your lover, baby,
I don't wanna be your boss.
Don't say I never warned you
When your train gets lost.

Waiting Guilty Lyrics

Oh mother, tell me, have you ever cried
Shed a tear and never wondered why
Worried feeling leave a warm man dry
Restless thunder, baby, rolls across the sky

CHORUS:
Waitin guilty, baby, wanna send me home
Waitin guilty
Waitin guilty, baby, gotta send me home

So never ever wanna waste my time
See me living just abunch of lies
Hanging jury want to look my way
I ain't playin' baby you know it ain't my game

CHORUS
Waitin guilty
CHORUS (repeat)

On whoa, yea, yeah

CHORUS
Waitin guilty
CHORUS

Song of Love Lyrics

And it's all in the way you wonder
If you think you're learnin' how
Pick up your feet you don't have to pick up a gun
You can prod the sacred cow

You know the song of love
It's empty now
As it always seems
To have been
You can go on home

Used to be down to tear gas and clubs
What do you think about grenades
You know like a frag
Nonsense is as
Nonsense does
The judge's eagle promenades

You know the song of love
It's empty now
As it always seems
To have been
You can go on home

The good book tells us
"Thou shalt not kill"
What is the meaning of this phrase
Is it sometimes right and sometimes wrong
Depends if you're foolish or brave

You know the song of love
It's empty now
As it always seems
To have been
You can go on home

Heavy Lyrics

Lordy baby could you tell me what's wrong with me
The way I feel nobody would believe
All these things that you do
You know they drive me out of my mind
And as mean as you are
You know you are my kind

The way you put on your clothes
The way you wiggle your toes
The way you scratch your nose
When you watch it grow

For the first time
I know you're mine
And if you want to know
I'll tell you so
What can I say
I just want you to stay
You're so heavy, you're so heavy

Lordy baby you do get under my skin
Who you kidding baby
You know I'll do it again
Lordy baby you left me black and blue
But that's okay because i know that you dig it too

The way you say hello
When you dig a hole
When you wear yellow
When you play your cello
The way your story goes
The way you make me glow
When you let it snow
What I knows I knows

Share My Blanket Lyrics

Green eyed junkies
And back room girls
Black eyed Jesus
With his well worn word

A needle thin mistress
With a heart under stress
A union broken
By the weight of excess

Come on baby and share my blanket
(Share with me)
Come on mama don't you be so mean
(Well I'm thirsty)
I got the fire if you got the matches
(For your gasoline)
Let me have a drink of your gasoline
(Listen to me)
Come on baby and share my blanket
(Share with me baby)
Come on mama don't you be so mean
(Cause I'm thirsty)
I got the fire if you got the matches
(For your gasoline)
Let me have a drink of your gasoline

Orphan boy
And a wilting rose
Tryin' to feed a baby
With a spoonful of hope

The names you keep
In your book of sleep
Chokin' on pearls
With pigs at your feet

Come on baby and share my blanket
(Share with me)
Come on mama don't you be so mean
(Cause I'm thirsty)
I got the fire if you got the matches
(For your gasoline)
Let me have a drink of your gasoline
(Listen to me)
Come on baby and share my blanket
(Share with me baby)
Come on mama don't you be so mean
(Cause I'm thirsty)
I got the fire if you got the matches
(For your gasoline)
Let me have a drink of your gasoline
(Listen to me)

Come on babe
Let me have a little
Let me have a little taste of it
Come on let me burn it to the ground

Come on baby and share my blanket
(Share with me)
Come on mama don't you be so mean
(Cause I'm thirsty)
I got the fire if you got the matches
(For your gasoline)
Let me have a drink of your gasoline
(Listen to me)
Come on baby and share my blanket
(Share with me baby)
Come on mama don't you be so mean
(Cause I'm thirsty)
I got the fire if you got the matches
(For your gasoline)
Let me have a drink of your gasoline
(Listen to me)

Nonfiction Lyrics

I don't know my telephone number
But you kiss good and I'd like to
See you tomorrow
And I don't beg, I pay, I don't barter
And if we had a child I'd like a son,
Not a daughter
'Cause she'd be just like you
You know that would not do

I'm no builder, I'm no gardener
I sing some songs, have a friend
Who's a photographer
There ain't no other language
I know how to speak
Some like their water shallow
And I like mine deep
Tied to the bottom
With a noose around my feet

The clouds conspire
Above my head
I overheard them
Say I wish he was dead
Today the sunset
Burned my eyes
And in the next room I hear someone cry

I like to dress up like the jury
To eat like a king, to poke fun at clergy
To talk like dirt
To love you like tar
But never fall in too fast
With my north star
While you pull your hair out
I buy the drinks at the bar

The clouds conspire
Above my head
I overheard them
Say I wish he was dead
Today the sunset
Burned my eyes
And in the next room I hear someone cry

The Seeker Lyrics

I've looked under chairs
I've looked under tables
I've tried to find the key
To fifty million fables

They call me The Seeker
I've been searching low and high
I won't get to get what I'm after
Till the day I die

I asked Bobby Dylan
I asked The Beatles
I asked Timothy Leary
But he couldn't help me either

They call me The Seeker
I've been searching low and high
I won't get to get what I'm after
Till the day I die

People tend to hate me
'Cause I never smile
As I ransack their homes
They want to shake my hand

Focusing on nowhere
Investigating miles
I'm a seeker
I'm a really desperate man

I won't get to get what I'm after
Till the day I die

I learned how to raise my voice in anger
Yeah, but look at my face, ain't this a smile?
I'm happy when life's good
And when it's bad I cry
I've got values but I don't know how or why

I'm looking for me
You're looking for you
We're looking in at each other
And we don't know what to do

They call me The Seeker
I've been searching low and high
I won't get to get what I'm after
Till the day I die

High Head Blues Lyrics

Sometimes I have a ghetto in my mind
Other times sunshine high head fine
In between I get cold, old mean
Intertwined with country pride open and kind
This draws a line

Sorry to coin a phrase
On either side is wisdom and rage
So keeping track of time
Racing with my age
Sleeping with the snakes
Forget that you showed up late
It ain't worth it baby

Chorus:
A charmed life it is
At least they tell you so
I got a good idea
It ain't like they say is so
And if it is then let me go
Let me go

Any day there might be hell to pay
But in other ways
It makes it seem ok
I'll tell you what I mean
It's not a plot nor a scheme
It's just peace in my mind
Again can I use the word kind
I ain't sorry about it baby

Chorus

Jealous Again Lyrics

Cheat the odds that made you
Brave to try to gamble at times
Well I feel like dirty laundry
Sending sickness on down the line
Tell you why

'Cause I'm jealous, jealous again
Thought it time I let you in
Yeah, I'm jealous, jealous again
Got no time, baby

Always drunk on Sunday
Try'n to feel like I'm at home
Smell the gasoline burning
Boys out feeling nervous and cold

(Repeat 1st Chorus)

Stop, understand me
I ain't afraid of losing face
Stop, understand me
I ain't afraid of ever losing faith in you
Never felt like smiling
Sugar wanna' kill me yet
Find me loose lipped and laughing
Singing songs ain't got no regrets
(Repeat 1st and 2nd Chrous)

Don't you think I want to
Don't you think I would
Don't you think I'd tell you baby
If I only could
Am I acting crazy
Am I just too proud
Am I just plain lazy
Am I, Am I, Am I, ever

Miracle to Me Lyrics

Come on off of your rooftop
Come on down to the street
Well I've got something to tell you
Your secrets I will keep
Tell me why have you been crying
Why won't you look me in the eye
I'm just trying to help you
And I just need to know why
Please won't you let me try

Chorus:
Be my secret, be my joy
Be a miracle to me
Be my lover, baby be my friend
Be a miracle to me

Want to sleep in your moonglow
In my mind your smile I keep
Head over heels I go
Like a dream from a peaceful sleep
This time I know I'm in deep

Chorus

Hard To Handle Lyrics

Baby here I am
I'm the man on the scene
I can give you what you want
But you gotta' come home with me

I have got some good old lovin'
And I got some more in store
When I get through throwin' it on you
You gotta' come back for more

(Chorus)

Boys and things that come by the dozen
That ain't nothin' but drugstore lovin'
Pretty little thing let me light your candle
'Cause mama I'm so hard to handle now

Yes I am

Action speaks louder than words
And I'm a man of great experience
I know you've got another man
But I can love you better than him

Take my hand don't be afraid
I'm gonna prove every word I say
I'm advertising love for free
So you can place your ad with me

(Chorus)

Boys come along a dime by the dozen
That ain't nothing but ten cent lovin'
Pretty little thing let me light your candle
'Cause mama I'm so hard to handle now
Yes I am

(Repeat Verse 1)

Yer Blues Lyrics

Yes I'm lonely wanna die.
If I ain't dead already.
Ooh girl you know the reason why.
In the morning wanna die.
In the evening wanna die.
If I ain't dead already.
Ooh girl you know the reason why.
My mother was of the sky.
My father was of the earth.
But I am of the universe
And you know what it's worth.
I'm lonely wanna die.
If I ain't dead already.
Ooh girl you know the reason why.
The eagle picks my eye.
The worm he licks my bone.
I feel so suicidal
Just like Dylan's Mr. Jones,
Lonely wanna die.
If I ain't dead already.
Ooh girl you know the reason why.
Black cloud crossed my mind.
Blue mist round my soul.
Feel so suicidal
Even hate my rock and roll.
Wanna die yeah wanna die.
If I ain't dead already.
Ooh girl you know the reason why.

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