Lyrics

Laundry Line
Anie Hepher SOCAN 2002

Love me like a sprinkled lawn
love me like a church at dawn
love me like the first bloom on a tree
like winter’s last snowy eve
love me

love me like a laundry line
straight and true across the yard of time
love me like a songs best line
like running the very last mile,
love me

chorus:
let me grow old, wear my skin in folds
crows ’round my eyes and chins around my grin
love me now, love me then:
promise me you’ll never walk away
love me

love me like a food bank delivery
love me like toast and honey
love me like a foreign stamped letter
when i’m oversees

love me like the first pick on a team
love me like air conditioning
love ma like a train whistle
loud around blind corners

Ponies
Anie Hepher, SOCAN 2009

End of Day
dry grass underfoot
laid long a wake
for the last week or two
and now all that’s left to do
is put on one boot and then two
gather up the Ponies and
and bring ‘em all home.

Chorus:
Come on dusty travellers
don’t leave this load with me
just be here now
here with me

Ponies run-
fence’s open wide
don’t know how
but the sky is closing in.
silent in a chorus line
break the bone-the marrow hide
the screen door slam, this world behind
Ponies take me home

repeat chorus

BRIDGE:
thunder run
toss and mane
freedom aches at end of day
worry the ring and pray away
the sticks and stones that stayed

single strike
one match fire
bear down on the ache
it won’t last a long while
emptied out, an eggless shell
frying up new breakfast smell
a rooster crows, it hurts like hell
to see the sun break day

Going back to Georgia
-Nanci Griffith

Oh the city snow makes your brown eyes shine
We’ve gotta look real hard to find a reason to cry
New York, New York is a friend of the traveling kind

And I’m coming around from years of hard times
He’s chased me down through the towns and the miles
Once stilled by love he was bound to roll on by

Chorus :
And if you feel my love won’t leave you
And if your sorrow has been your share
If you are traveling back to Georgia
Won’t you take me with you there

Well I’m long gone darlin’, lonesome blue
I been thinking of leavin’, I been thinkin’ of you
But that big city singin’, man, I like the way that it shines

I was half a mile from Canada waitin’ on a train
Wonderin’ and wishin’ I could disappear again
I been killed by love still it takes me to the end of the line

Chorus:
Well, I been troubled by a love untrue
He’s a fool who’ll drown in his fountain of youth
I can see that now as I’m walkin’ and talkin’ with you

Well, I been blinded by the sun, washed in the rain
Scattered in America, I’m scatterin’ again
But if you’re goin’ south darlin, I guess I’m travelin’ with you

Take me with you…
Oh….won’t you take me home…

Two
Ryan Adams, Brad Pemberton Smith

If you’ll take me back,
back to your place
I’ll try not to other you, I promise.
Cause its cold in here,
and I wish it were not
the sinks broke, it’s leaking from the faucet

And I’m fractured from the fall
and I wanna go home
It takes two when it used to take one
It takes two when it used to take one

Well, my moneys no good
when I’m up to no good
no good ever comes from it I promise.

I’ve got a really good heart
I just can’t catch a break
If I could, I would treat you
like you wanted me to, honest

And I’m fractured from the fall
and I wanna go home
It takes two when it used to take one
It takes two when it used to take one…

Miss Ohio
Gillian Welch, David Rawlings 2003

Oh me oh my oh, look at Miss Ohio

She’s a-running around with her rag-top down

She says I wanna do right but not right now



Gonna drive to Atlanta and live out this fantasy

Running around with the rag-top down

Yeah I wanna do right but not right now


Had your arm around her shoulder, a regimental soldier

An’ mamma starts pushing that wedding gown

Yeah you wanna do right but not right now



Oh me oh my oh, would ya look at Miss Ohio

She’s a-runnin’ around with the rag-top down

She says I wanna do right but not right now



I know all about it, so you don’t have to shout it

I’m gonna figure it out somehow

Yeah I wanna do right but not right now



Oh me oh my oh, look at Miss Ohio

She a-runnin’ around with her rag-top down

She says I wanna do right, but not right now

Oh I wanna do right but not right now

One Response to Lyrics

  1. Jeff Hamilton says:

    Hey, thanks for the lyrics. “Love me like a laundry line …” is such a good image. Been listening to the album since Ian brought it back on Monday. Great stuff. Thanks.

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