1. Blues For Two

I was sitting in a barroom 
just me and my lonesome 
me and my lonesome and my beer 
when this gal walked in 
with those blue eyes I crave 
Well I fell off my stool 
hit the floor and I said 

I’ve got blues for two, blues for two 
darlin won’t you come and spend some time with me 
cuz I’ve got blues for two and I can see that you do too 
I just need someone to help me off my knees 

It was just the other day 
when she called me up on the phone 
that's right she called me up on the phone 
she said thanks for all your time, but I've got me a ramblin mind 
I'm halfway cross 50, I'm sure you'll do just fine 

Now I’ve got blues for two, blues for two 
darlin won’t you come and spend some time with me 
cuz I’ve got blues for two and I can see that you do to 
I just need someone to help me off my knees 

I’ve got blues for two and I just don’t don’t what to do 
my heart keeps sinking lower each day 
hell I wish it wasn’t so but I can’t stand to see her go 
Tell me something I can do to make her stay 

I’ve got blues for two, blues for two 
darlin won’t you come and spend some time with me 
cuz I’ve got blues for two and I can see that you do to 
I just need someone to help me off my knees

2. Banjo Pickin' Tobacco Spittin' Gal

Well she smells real good, like a TV dinner 
and she’s always polite like you just met her 
She don’t believe in Jesus, says she knows better 
She’s my banjo pickin', tobacco spittin' gal

Well she gets high on apple pie 
and she'll brew up shine that’ll make ya whine 
She’s a renaissance woman with a nasty lip 
My banjo pickin' tobacco spittin' gal 

She rips the five with a lip full of dip 
She’ll pick it so fine, she’ll have you shaking your hips 
She don’t give a damn and she never will 
She grows her own tobacco way up on the hill 

Now if you see her coming don’t be alarmed 
It’s hard to resist such a natural charm 
She’s big and strong and stands up straight 
She’s my banjo pickin' tobacco spittin' gal 

And she sings too, hell she loves to sing 
Ya oughta see it yourself, it’s no everyday thing 
How all that dip don’t get in the way, it don’t fly out her mouth 
Well I wish I could say 

But lord knows it’s a sight to see 
How does she sing so in tune with so few teeth 
Well we call that a scientific anomaly 
She’s my banjo pickin' tobacco spittin' gal 

She rips the five with a lip full of dip 
She’ll pick it so fine, she’ll have you shaking your hips 
She don’t give a damn and she never will 
She grows her own tobacco way up on the hill 

And she loves me good, hell she loves me ragged 
Won’t say too much, don’t want to sound like I’m bragging 
I’ll just leave it at that, that's my story about 
My banjo picking tobacco spitting gal

3. Don't Go to College

Don’t go to college 
Go live in the woods 
keep in touch with your grandma 
let her know you’re doing good 
learn how to take care of yourself 
before you go out trying to make a buck in this world 
where your dollar’s worth a dime 

Get on up to the mountains 
Go the highest you’ve been 
Look down at the world below 
look up to the sky 
see the freedom, see it before you 
and when you come back down 
take some with you before you go 

Get on out to the ocean 
when the water’s cold 
take all your clothes off 
when you get to the shore 
dive right in and swim on out, roll on with the waves 
let it cool your restless ways 

And when i reach the heaven and meet the one 
I hope to thank her for all she’s done 
but if she won’t throw me a bone 
help me pay off my student 
I don’t mind 
I’ll just roll up a bone of my own 

Don’t go to college 
Go live in the woods 
keep in touch with your grandma 
let her know you’re doing good 
learn how to take care of yourself 
before you go out trying to make a buck in this world 
where your dollar’s worth a dime

4. When I Say...

I love you, can’t you see that 
You tell me you love me too 
So why can’t you believe me 
When I say it to you 

I try, lord knows it 
but are you trying too 
I believe you when you say you are 
and lord that scares me too 

Sad tears of love have fallen 
yet I still want you near 
I’ll wait alone the best I can 
If you can’t stand to hear me 

I wish there weren’t anything 
that could hurt your trust in me 
and that one day you’ll choose to stay 
and it won’t be out of pity 

I keep fighting and so do you 
but what are we fighting for 
who cares who’s right now as 
tears trail the floor 
I'm still here because I love us 
and I know that you are too 
so why can’t you believe me 
when I say that i love you 

Broke down, losing hope again 
wondering could it be 
that we’re running around in circles 
and swallow that as free 

I’m not strong enough to tell you 
every time it worries me 
but if I’m just a burden on your mind 
then darlin tell me and i’ll let you be

5. Dreamin'

I remember dreaming, i remember how things were 
Wide blue eyes wondering what’s next and what’s the worth 
I've known it in myself, seen it everywhere i go 
there ain’t no time to think about it, no time to know 

What happened to you, what’s happened to everyone 
Where has all the time gone, too much going on to get along 
But no one cares, no one cares to contemplate 
Ain’t no time to think about it, no time to relate 

But does it even matter 
the way things are going 
no it won’t be long till the way we know is gone 
and the cracks are starting to show it 
Ain’t no time for thinking, 
this ships already sinking 
So let’s get it straight 
before it’s too late and we’re left 
turning through the ages 

And what will you do, when all your power’s gone 
when everything you’ve known’s drifted off like a song 
Will you be there for yourself when you need the help 
will you try your best to help someone who can’t help themselves 
 
And who will seed the soil and who’s fate to farm and feed 
Bereft of any spoils just to keep up on our feet 
and how could we go on, alone with all our hate 
alone with all that money, and it don’t mean a thing 

But does it even matter 
the way things are going 
no it won’t be long till the way we know is gone 
and the cracks are starting to show it 
Ain’t no time for thinking, 
this ships already sinking 
So let’s get it straight 
before it’s too late and we’re left 
turning through the ages

6. The High Road

I'm gonna make some changes 
gonna do some rearranging 
won't ever have you back again, this time 
I'm taking the high road and leaving you behind 

You've used me up so many times before 
and it ain't ever long til you're back at my door 
why can't you understand, I ain't your fool anymore 

And everytime you've left and come back again 
I've gone out of my way just so you could have a friend 
I've been wasting my time acting like you ain't done me wrong 

I'm gonna make some changes 
gonna do some rearranging 
won't ever have you back again, this time 
I'm taking the high road and leaving you behind 

And the next time you come callin' 
I'm making time on some old highway 
You can hop on your high horse mama 
but you ain't ever catching up with me 

Now don't you come around here sticking out your hand 
I'm gonna find me a woman who respects a decent man 
Well you took me for granted and this heart won't need you to mend 

I'm gonna make some changes 
gonna do some rearranging 
won't ever have you back again, this time 
I'm taking the high road and leaving you behind

7. (Don't) Put a Nickel in the Jukebox

This morning, my baby left me 
that’s why I’m sitting here with nothing to say 
So don’t put a nickel in the jukebox 
I couldn’t stand to hear those sad old songs today 

I’ve been here so many times with her 
But I’ve never walked in here and felt like this before 
we’d put in our order, grab our singles and our quarters 
I’d light us a smoke to share, and the jukebox revved it’s motor 

But this morning, my baby left me 
that’s why I’m sitting here with nothing to say 
So don’t put a nickel in the jukebox 
I couldn’t stand to hear those sad old songs today 

And the records spun... 
George and tammy, conway and Loretta, 
Porter and Dolly, Merle and Bonnie, 
Emmy and Rodney and Johnny and June 
and Waylon and Jessi in a diner for two 

But this morning, my baby left me 
that’s why I’m sitting here with nothing to say 
So don’t put a nickel in the jukebox 
I couldn’t stand to hear those sad old songs today

8. Moon Sang

The moon sang along with your parting 
The mountains they hummed along 
I swear that I heard your soul moving 
In the air, i heard your so long 

And the rain beating down on my rooftop 
soothes me we with it’s heavy pulse 
and the wind that’s shaking my little house 
helps ground my troublesome soul 

and if it snows again I might go wander 
watch the shadows sway in the moonlight 
come spring love unfolds with the blossoms 
And I’ll still be singing your song, I’ll still be singing your song 

7 years is all it was, all we got 
just long enough to listen to the music in your heart 
and I hear the songs that we could sing and the tunes that we could play 
Ring for no one to hear 

And I can hear your song when I'm alone 
as the grass falls to the setting sun 
So's passed your time, one morning you left mine 
Gone with the dew, I'll sing this song for you 

and if it snows again i might go wander 
watch the shadows sway in the moonlight 
come spring love unfolds with the blossoms 
And I’ll still be singing your song, I’ll still be singing your song

10. One More Night

One more night 
One more night with you 
Just one more night 
Darlin’ please don’t be blue 
One more night 
for our love to go on 
It’s just one more night 
’Til I’m all alone 

I’m headed on down that road 
That lonesome road on home 
Let the long white lines hyptonize my mind 
and I’ve been on this same road for such a long, long time 
When we finally found each other, I was just saying good bye 
But you let me know, knowing soon I’d go 
and I was grateful to have laid by your side 

One more night 
One more night with you 
Just one more night 
Darlin’ don’t you be blue 
One more night 
for our love to go on 
It’s just one more night 
’Til I’m all alone

12. Peace of Mind

I’m scared of wasting time, but may waste more than most 
I’m grateful for good company, but not always the best host 
And I try to tell the truth even when it hurts 
I don’t claim to be perfect, but I’ve found some things that work 

I stopped watching the news when I got tired of the yelling 
Hell the pictures that they show ain’t from the stories that their selling 
I can save myself that stress, save myself that time 
save myself from myself further on down the line 

And I have found some peace of mind 
Yes I have found some peace of mind 
living a way that’s inherently mine 

back in my hometown, i’d been living on the road 
wandered for a while, didn’t know just where I'd go 
Stayed with friends in the mountains, i drove south and i drove north 
lived in Boston for a while, i think that city might be cursed 

I'd like to pay my band, what I think they’re worth 
unfortunately that’s relative to the industry standard 
hell I hope to get paid for my effort and my days 
and i think that honest, hard work is worth an inflation-ajdusted wage 

And I have found some peace of mind 
Yes I have found some peace of mind 
living a way that’s inherently mine 

I always thought I’d have dog again, and someday I just might 
so far I’ve had a couple cats and they’ve treated me alright 
Batman ran off and joined some coyote gang 
I hope she’s doing well, now I’ve got Bobbie in her place 

(And I’ve found myself a love, and she knows just how to live it 
She knows just what I need, just how much, and how to give it) 
And I hope that you don’t mind that I tell it like I do 
But this story’s my own and you’ve got one of your own too

11. American Dreams

I’m tryin' to get some sleep 
I’m tryin' to get some rest 
you know it’s been a while 
I’ve been running round this country so long 
I’ve been through Boston, Charleston, Dayton, Louisiana 
Washington Houston, shit man, wrong song 
like i said, it’s been a while 
and I’m tryin' to get my head on straight 
that collection man’s been calling me for days 
and I still gotta pay my rent 

I'm home for three days and two of em I'm working 
before I'm on the road again 
that ain’t much time to keep my home-life going 
and tie up all of my loose ends 
well my baby keep's complaining, you know she keeps saying 
that i ain’t calling home enough 
so I’m trying to get my life together, hell the best that i can 
living by the wheel of a van 

well it ain’t easy, but you get what you put in 
my life will be full of living and losing but I’d never let that do me in 
all hell can’t stop me, it’s just the way I’ve always been 
I’m gonna live this way, I get to die this way 
running the highways of American dreams 

Hell I don’t mind, I’ve spent enough time 
doing what other told me to 
got me burnt out and losing it, trying to make the best it 
i’d done everything thing I could do 
at a fork in the road, about four ways to go 
I put it all on the line 
I did what I wanted to, made a plan, saw it through 
and left that old life behind 

this is my 9-5, best that I could find 
but I’m gonna make it work, i ain’t got much else in line 
gotta hit the road, gone another night 
Gonna hope ol' desi don’t put up a fight 

well it ain’t easy, but you get what you put in 
my life will be full of living and losing but I’d never let that do me in 
all hell can’t stop me, it’s just the way I’ve always been 
I’m gonna live this way, I get to die this way 
running the highways of American dreams

9. Knockin' Boots

Getting off work, gonna hit the town 
just as soon as that sun goes down 
just a little drive, not far to go 
bout a mile more, and I’m at the show 

I’m looking for this gal I know 
likes to swing out on the floor 
here's hoping i can find a way 
knock some boots til the break of day 

Knockin boots (knocking boots!) 
Knockin boots (knocking boots!) 
The big ball’s in Cowtown, 
we’re all getting down 
Knockin boots (knocking boots!) 
Knockin boots (knocking boots!) 
Till the morning light comes shining bright 
And we've long waltzed out of that neon light 
Knockin' boots 

I reached out and caught her hand 
spun her round and made a fan 
she spun me back, she spun me fast 
pulled back her hand, she smacked my ass 

I caught myself, she got me good 
we fell right back into the groove 
feet straight stomping on sweat damp wood 
feels just like a dance floor should 

Knockin' boots (knockin' boots!) 
Knockin' boots (knockin' boots!) 
The big ball’s in Cowtown, 
we’re all getting down 
Knockin boots (knocking boots!) 
Knockin boots (knocking boots!) 
Till the morning light comes shining bright 
and we’ve long waltzed out of them neon lights 
Knockin boots 

We cradled left, she slid out right 
rolled back in and we both held tight 
eyes all bright with smoke stained light 
the band kept playing and we felt alright 

I pushed her out and spun her round 
She pulled me in, my ear to her mouth 
she said if you feel like i feel toots 
than c'mon home, let’s knock some boots 

Knockin boots (knocking boots!) 
Knockin boots (knocking boots!) 
The big ball’s in Cowtown, 
we’re all getting down 
Knockin boots (knocking boots!) 
Knockin boots (knocking boots!) 
So if you want to get along like me 
knockin boots in your favorite key 
it don’t come out of the blue 
ya gotta ask someone to dance with you 
Knockin boots