209 Plays

Please forgive me
If I act a little strange
For I know not what I do.
Feels like lightning running through my veins
Every time I look at you
Every time I look at you

Help me out here
All my words are falling short
And there’s so much I want to say
Want to tell you just how good it feels
When you look at me that way
When you look at me that way

Throw a stone and watch the ripples flow
Moving out across the bay
Like a stone I fall into your eyes
Deep into that mystery
Deep into some mystery

I got half a mind to scream out loud
I got half a mind to die
So I won’t ever have to lose you
Won’t ever have to say goodbye
I won’t ever have to lie
Won’t ever have to say goodbye

Please forgive me
If I act a little strange
For I know not what I do
Feels like lightning running through my veins
Every time I look at you
Every time I look at you
Every time I look at you
Every time I look at you

69 Plays

heavy anchors (original)

heavy anchors sleep
at the bottom of the sea
but you’re the one awake there
tied tightly onto me
and the tallest trees in forests
on top of all those leaves
have roots that stretch as far as
the lengths my love could reach

i’ve always been so lucky
since i was a little kid
i kept a hill of prizes
stacked right next to my bed
but the luckiest i’ve ever been
is when i opened up my eyes
and turned to see you waking
right by there at my side

there is an unknown silence
every time you look at me
i swear the earth stops spinning
underneath both of my feet
and the roots of all those anchors
and the weight of all those trees
lift up and twist around us
and i forget how to speak

39 Plays

We were spitting venom at most everyone we know
If the damned gave us a road map then we’d know just were to go
Now let it drop

Let it all drop
Let it all drop
Oh let it all fall off

Well you were talking soda pop
You were talking quite a lot
The opinions that I do not give
The opinions I ain’t got
So let it drop

Let it all drop
Let is all drop
Let it all fall off there oh

Well you were spitting venom at most everyone you know
If you truly knew the gravity you’d know just where to go
Well let it drop

Let it drop
Let it all drop
Oh let it all fall off

My ears were pressed so firmly right against your mouth to hear
When you tried to spit the venom out your words were not so clear
Now drop

Hold on to what you need
We’ve got a knack for fucked up history
Hold on to what you need
We’ve got a knack for messed up history

Well we went downtown and we sat in the rain
Both looking one direction and waiting for a train of thought over
Thought over

I didn’t know you kept track I didn’t know there was a score
Well it looks like your the winner and I ain’t gonna play no more
It’s over
Game over

Well we walked real stiff and our canes hit the ground
You hit me with yours
And said, “You’re gonna stare me down”
It’s over
Oh it’s over

You can say what you want but don’t act like you care
It takes more than one person to decide whats fair
Its over
Think it over

You were spitting venom at most everyone you know
If the damned gave you a road map then you’d know just where to go
So we carried all the groceries in while hauling out the trash
And if this doesn’t make us motionless I do not know what can
What a rotten thing to say such an awful thing to say
I didn’t mean to bite you, sorry
I always did what I always did what I always had to sling
So let it drop

Let it all drop
Let it all drop
Oh let it all fall off

Let it drop
Let it all drop
Let it drop
Oh let it all fall off

Cheer up baby it wasn’t always quite so bad for every
Bit of venom that came out, the antidote was had

29 Plays

Ice-age heat wave, can’t complain.
If the world’s at large, why should I remain?
Walked away to another plan. 
Gonna find another place, maybe one I can stand. 
I move on to another day, 
to a whole new town with a whole new way. 
Went to the porch to have a thought. 
Got to the door and again, I couldn’t stop. 
You don’t know where and you don’t know when. 
But you still got your words and you got your friends. 
Walk along to another day. 
Work a little harder, work another way. 

Well uh-uh baby I ain’t got no plan. 
We’ll float on maybe would you understand? 
Gonna float on maybe would you understand? 
Well float on maybe would you understand? 

The days get shorter and the nights get cold. 
I like the autumn but this place is getting old. 
I pack up my belongings and I head for the coast. 
It might not be a lot but I feel like I’m making the most. 
The days get longer and the nights smell green. 
I guess it’s not surprising but it’s spring and I should leave. 

I like songs about drifters - books about the same. 
They both seem to make me feel a little less insane. 
Walked on off to another spot. 
I still haven’t gotten anywhere that I want. 
Did I want love? Did I need to know? 
Why does it always feel like I’m caught in an undertow? 

The moths beat themselves to death against the lights. 
Adding their breeze to the summer nights. 
Outside, water like air was great. 
I didn’t know what I had that day. 
Walk a little farther to another plan. 
You said that you did, but you didn’t understand. 

I know that starting over is not what life’s about. 
But my thoughts were so loud I couldn’t hear my mouth. 
My thoughts were so loud I couldn’t hear my mouth. 
My thoughts were so loud.

10 Plays

Catherine Roach - “Everything is You” (original)


this love we carry
on roads that sink beneath trees
and the miles beneath us
that hold up our feet
well our bodies grew stronger
whenever one of us fled
was the reason for leaving
always something unsaid?


cause everything
that i’ve ever needed
everything
that i have been pleading for
everything
that i have been dreaming
everything..


and i know its like the sound
that we make when we pray
quiet leads to certainty 
and honey you know i’ll stay
across telephone wires
and our crumpled up maps
everything i’ve ever wanted
you hold right there in your hands


everything
that i’ve ever needed
everything
that i have been pleading for
everything
that i have been dreaming
everything..


these bodies we walk with
are only cases for hearts
and what remains inside of us
are planets and stars
and i’ll sweep up your sadness
with every mission to space
and inside of your lungs, dear
is where i will stay


everything
that i’ve ever needed
everything
that i have been pleading for
everything
that i have been dreaming
everything is you


everything
that i’ve ever wanted
everything
that i’ve never gotten
everything
is you

0 Plays

Long Flight (cover)

I got back from a long flight,
you said you’d meet me there.
I’ve been tripping off constellations and stars

Found you at home, what was our home,
with another man, oh man.
Been keeping you in my heart.

And so I whispered into your ear,
"What are you thinking ‘bout?"
You just looked up at the stars.

And so I whispered into your ear,
"Who are you thinking ‘bout?"
It couldn’t be me.

And you can’t look me in the eyes anymore,
without the rivers to tend.
Cause you remembered our love was true,
but you just needed a hand

And you can’t look me in the eyes anymore,
without yourself to defend.
You know you hurt me so bad,
just cause you needed a hand. 

And I went off and saw things I’d never seen,
I really wanted you there.
But you ruined what was love,
just cause you needed a hand.

This is the way that it all falls.
This is how I feel, this is what I need,
You by me, right here, by me, right now.

And so I whispered into your ear,
"What are you thinking ‘bout?"
You just looked up at the stars.

And so I whispered into your ear,
"Who are you thinking ‘bout?"
It couldn’t be me.

And you can’t look me in the eyes anymore,
without the rivers to tend.
Cause you remembered our love was true,
but you just needed a hand

And you can’t look me in the eyes anymore,
without yourself to defend.
You know you hurt me so bad,
just cause you needed a hand. 

And I went off and saw things I’d never seen,
I really wanted you there.
But you ruined what was love,
just cause you needed a hand. 

30 Plays

"Rest Stop" (cover)

Just three miles from the rest stop
and he slams on the breaks
he said i tried to be, but I’m not
and could you please collect your things.

Well, I don’t want to be cold, I don’t want to be cruel
but I’ve got to find more than what’s happening with you
and if you’d open up the door..

He said, while you were sleeping,
I was listening to the radio and wondering what you’re dreaming
when it came to mind that I didn’t care.

And I thought, hell if its over
I had better end it quick or I could lose my nerve
Are you listening, can you hear me?
Have you forgotten?

Just three miles form the rest stop
and my mouths too dry to rage
the light was shining from the radio
I could barely see his face

But he knew all the words that I never had said
he knew the crumpled up promise of this broken down bed
and if I opened up the door… 

He said, while you were sleeping,
I was listening to the radio and wondering what you’re dreaming
when it came to mind that I didn’t care.

So I thought, hell if its over
I had better end it quick or I could lose all my nerve
Are you listening, can you hear me?
Have you forgotten?

50 Plays

Catherine Roach - “You In My Lungs” (original)

You know you are the woods
back when I was a kid
finding that perfect space
where I told you I hid


You are those leaves
beneath both of my little feet
and you are the winds that blew
teaching my lungs how to breathe


Your sound is the birds
and the crickets at night
You’re the steady lines on open roads
when the plane shakes in flight


And honey you are my parachute
strapped tight to my chest
and everyday when I’m falling down
it’s you I clench with my grip


Babe you are my letter home
after 8 months at sea
after the waves and the weather crashed
what’s left of my dignity


But mostly you are my rock
Babe you hold my key
And in the mornings when I awake
it’s you my lungs long to breathe

0 Plays

Western Outlaw Jam

20 Plays

Landlocked Blues (cover)

If you walk away I’ll walk away
first tell me which road you will take
I don’t want to risk our paths crossing someday
so you walk that way I’ll walk this way

and the future hangs over our heads
and it moves with each current event
until it falls all around like a cold steady rain
just stay in when it’s lookin’ this way


and Daniel’s asleep in my bed
as I’m leaving she wakes up and says
"I dreamed you were carried away on the crest of a wave
baby don’t go away, come here”

and there’s kids playing guns in the street
and one’s pointing his tree branch at me
So I put my hands up I say:
"Enough is enough,
If you walk away I’ll walk away.”

I found a liquid cure
for my landlocked blues
it will pass away
like a slow parade
it’s leaving but I don’t know how soon

and the world’s got me dizzy again
you’d think after 23 years I’d be used to the spin
and it only feels worse when I stay in one place
so I’m always pacing around or walking away


I keep drinking the ink from my pen
and I’m balancing history books up on my head
but it all boils down to one quotable phrase
"If you love something give it away"

We made love on the living room floor
with the noise in the background from a televised war
And in the deafening pleasure I thought I heard someone say
"If we walk away, they’ll walk away"