Of Your Son

OF YOUR SON

Falling

 

I will be in town tomorrow, could you meet me at the station

There is something I would like to talk to you about

It’s just this thing that has been on my mind forever

And I was hoping we could find a way to work it out

 

By the way this is Martin just in case you have forgotten what I sound like

Yeah it’s been a long, long time

They say that absence helps the heart grow fonder

Ah well anyway I’d like to see you if you don’t mind

 

Chorus:

Cause I am falling into a world I can’t describe

And I am calling cause I’d like to say goodbye

 

Hey I will be in town tomorrow, could you meet me at the station

If it’s just to see your face as the train pulls through

I just want to see you laugh or cry or shake your head at me

I just want to see what twenty years has done to you

 

Chorus:

Cause I am falling into a world I can’t describe

And I am calling cause I’d like to say goodbye

 

Will you take me by the hand, say you understand

Or will you want to drive me down onto my knees

These are chances I must take and I know I must not forsake

Your right to do and feel just what you please

But I don’t have a lot of time to right the wrongs I left behind

To undo all the damage I have done

So I’m calling you to ask for your forgiveness

Is that so much to ask of your son

 

Chorus:

I am falling into a world I can’t describe

And I am calling, and I am going

That’s why I’m calling

Cause I’d like to say goodbye

 

Hobo Train

 

I would ride strong black stallions

O’er the hillside with the wind

I never cried, I never stumbled

Strong black stallions were my friends

 

Nights were cold, often lonely

I would fight them with a song

And I’d hear laughter in the morning

For the music made me strong

 

Chorus:

La la la lai

La la la la la la lo

On a hobo train, on a hobo train, riding on a hobo train

 

You might see me on a highway

You might hear me in a song

You might touch me with an act of faith

But you’ll not hold me very long

 

Chorus:

On a hobo train, on a hobo train, riding on a hobo train

 

When I’m old, life is simple

Strong black stallions pass my way

I will ride one last stallion, I will ride him, I will ride him, to my grave

 

Chorus:

On a hobo train, riding on a hobo train (X 7)

 

Ivey's Wall

 

Chorus:

Down on Ivey’s wall, down on Ivey’s wall, down on Ivey’s wall

Life was just as simple as god planned it

 

Stella poured a cup of coffee, said I’ll take this on the road

See ya later Ivey, your supper’s on the stove

I’m going uptown, don’t you be out all night

Say hello to Amby for me and leave the kitchen light on

 

Now Ivey was a little man who left a giant trail

With a pocket full of change for the kids the world had failed

He lived by pride and principle, he was a blue collar man

He’d take the shirt right off his back and give it to a friend

 

Chorus:

And down on Ivey’s wall, down on Ivey’s wall, down on Ivey’s wall

Life was just as simple as god planned it

And if it wasn’t, then Ivey would demand it

 

And I still hear him say

You men who hold the power, you mostly live in fear

I guess that’s why you say exactly what we want to hear

Or maybe you’re just puppets, just victims of the game

But it’s one these men with the hungry kids, man, they don’t feel much like playing

 

Chorus:

Oh and down on Ivey’s wall, down on Ivey’s wall, down on Ivey’s wall

Life was just as simple as god planned it

And if it wasn’t, then Ivey would demand it

 

And then one morning Ivey silently slipped away

The boys down on the wall were quiet that day

While some men go down telling stories

Of how they rode their trains to glory

Other men just close their eyes and know they did the best they could

With what they had

 

Chorus:

Oh down on Ivey’s wall, down on Ivey’s wall, down on Ivey’s wall

Life was just oh so simple

Down on Ivey’s wall, down on Ivey’s wall, down on Ivey’s wall

Life was just as simple as god planned it

 

Little Gifts

 

She has the look, she holds my hand

When I come to her she understands

She gives me hope, when I’m in need

When the world has got me on my knees

Well on my knees is not so bad, not so bad at all

It’s where I go to look into her eyes

And where kings and angels fall

 

He wakes me up, he starts my day

He knows exactly when and what to say

He lets me know he’s on my side

He lets me know that everything’s alright

He gives me room to be myself and loves it when I shine

Grants me absolute forgiveness for the fool I am sometimes

 

And like a fool I always wind up standing in the rain

That’s when they hold me close and say don’t you ever change

 

They enter in my every thought

They help me learn what I have long forgot

They bring my future to my past

Always finding ways to make me laugh

And if I were to sum it up in a word it would be love

So thanks to you who sent these little gifts from up above

 

Dirty Money

 

Old man tell a young man

Pick up a hammer and go to work

Get a job, settle down

Don’t waste your time boy, you know it’s worth

 

Chorus:

Money, oh dirty money yeah

 

Young man tell an old man

Take a pill pop, relax

Time is free and I got a plenty

Ain’t gonna go around and break my back for no

 

Chorus:

Money, oh dirty money

 

Young man say bet ya you’ll learn

Old man say learn what

Young man say I bet ya tables turned

You’d be livin’ like us

 

Wild and free that’s the way to be

Come on down, kick it round Yonge Street

While ya kick around fool, better learn the rules

Ya better go to school, life be kinda cruel without

 

Chorus:

Money, oh dirty money

Dirty money

 

Old man say bet ya you’ll learn

Young man say learn what

Old man say bet ya tables turned

Boy you’d be livin’ like us

 

I work all day, make an honest pay

Walk with pride from the money you make

Work for the fool the truth is I tell it

It ain’t what you got you gotta know how to sell it

 

Chorus:

Money, oh dirty money

Oh money, oh dirty money yeah

 

Pick up the hammer and drive that nail

You’re gonna spend the rest of your time in jail

I make in a day what you make in a month

Sellin’ my medicine, try some

 

Straighten up boy and cut your hair

Settle down, get a job, pay the fare

The road to the soul isn’t paved with honey

Ya gotta dig a little dirt, dig a little dirt

 

Chorus:

Money, oh dirty money

Money, oh dirty money

 

Fallen Angel

 

You said you’d wake me before you left, you lied

I close my eyes and I hold my breath and I only guess, why

 

Chorus:

Am I just another fallen angel

You left behind to wonder what went wrong

Am I just another fallen angel

Flying with a broken heart

 

I thought I’d found all the answers my friend, in you

Now I’ve heard it said that they are blowin’ in the wind

Now I believe that it’s true

 

Chorus:

Am I just another fallen angel

You left behind to wonder what went wrong, oh so wrong

Am I just another fallen angel

Flying with a broken heart

 

Why must one soul hurt for another to be free

I’d grab with both hands and I’d shake this earth

If I thought it would bring you back to me

 

You said you’d wake me before you left, you lied

 

Walk This Road

 

Sun comin’ up and a new day start

There ain’t nobody trying to break my heart

Roof don’t leak and the kids are fed

No strange women sleeping in my bed

 

Chorus:

I’m gonna walk this road, I’m gonna ride this wind

Gonna open up my soul and let the sun shine in

I’m gonna walk this road, I’m gonna ride this wind

Gonna open up my soul and let the sun shine in

 

I see the light, oh bless my soul

No lightning struck, no thunder stole

Full steam ahead, no turning back

Got nothing to lose, there ain’t nothing I lack

 

Chorus:

I’m gonna walk this road, I’m gonna ride this wind

Gonna open up my soul and let the sun shine in

I’m gonna walk this road, I’m gonna ride this wind

Gonna open up my soul and let the sun shine in

 

The road is dark and I can’t see where I am going

The load is heavy and I’m not sure what I am hauling

My body’s weary and I feel I’ve lost the fight

And you’ll come calling

 

And I know someday it will lead me to your door

And I’ll find a love I’ve never found before

I will take my beatings along the way

I will live to fight another day

 

Chorus:

I’m gonna walk this road, I’m gonna ride this wind

Gonna open up my soul and let the sun shine in

Feel the shine

 

I’m gonna walk this road, I’m gonna ride this wind

Gonna open up my soul and let the sun shine in

I’m gonna walk this road, I’m gonna ride this wind

Gonna open up my soul and let the sun shine in

And let the sun shine

Open up your heart

Let a little kindness slip inside

Take a look at who you are

And let the sun shine in

 

Love Lives On

 

I have sailed across the ocean wide

Walked upon the desert sand

Watched the human spirit fly and fall

 

Wrestled with my demons deep

Fought the devil hand to hand

Walked the road to easy street

And gave it all away

 

I have chased my rainbows, found my gold

Buried deep beneath the words

I once heard a soldier pray

All I want is peace on earth

 

I’ve brought a child into this world

I teach him to be free and strong

I’ve but to look into his eyes to know

 

Chorus:

Love lives on, so they say

It’s the one thing we cannot afford not to give away

Love lives on, so it is told

Worlds will rise and fall and come and go

Love lives on

 

I have watched my brothers laid to rest

Felt their blood rush through my veins

Carried on with no regrets

Knew we’d someday meet again

 

I’ve hit the bottom and bounced back

To only rise up twice as strong

God only knows how I did that

God only knows indeed

 

I have looked into an old man’s heart

Felt the kindness there within

Finally did I realize

Beauty lies beneath the skin

 

I’ve kissed the ground from which I came

And someday will return again

For I am just a messenger you know

 

Chorus:

Love lives on, so they say

It’s the one thing we cannot afford not to give away

Love lives on, so it is told

Worlds will rise and fall and come and go

But love lives on

Love lives on

Oh love lives on

 

Two Story House

 

I have just worked a 12-hour day,

what do you want me to do

Help get the kids ready for bed,

you know I worked 12 hours too

And they need to see you, you’re never around

It’s not like I’m out on the town

 

I’d love to relax but I can’t find the time

It feels like I’m climbing a hill

At least you get out of this house sometimes

I feel like I’m all by myself

I wish you’d come home, show me that you care

Why do you think I go out there

 

Chorus:

We’re living in a two story house, on last chance avenue

And the windows only look out

Why can’t we change the view of a two story house

 

Where did they go, the dreams that we shared

This is not the life we had planned

You can’t live on dreams, look this just isn’t fair

I’m doing the best that I can

Nothing comes easy, you have to work hard

What good is it all if I don’t know who you are

 

Chorus:

We’re living in a two story house, on last chance avenue

And the windows only look out

Why can’t we change the view of a two story house

 

And Alice lives in wonderland

Jack won’t come down from his hill

Pages keep turning, the bridges keep burning

No listening, no learning until

 

I’m taking the kids, I’m moving back home

I can’t go on living this way

If you’re gonna leave, then you go alone

You take what you want, they stay

How could you be so cruel, how could you be so blind

Someday you’ll look back

and you’ll know I was right (you’ll see that I’m right)

 

Chorus:

Oh two story house, it’s our last chance avenue

Can’t we can’t we please work it out

I remember when you loved me

And I still do

 

Forbidden

 

Maria walked down to the riverbank

Left her clothes hanging in a tree

She stood naked in the cool blue water

She was waiting there for me

 

I came off the back shift

And I met her on the bank

We laid down in the tall green grass

In the warm September rain

 

Now Vincent drives a mustang

And he wears a lot of gold

And he doesn’t want for nothing

But somebody to hold

 

So one day he took Maria

And he played a rich man’s part

And he won a poor girl with his money

But he could never win her heart

 

Chorus:

Forbidden love, the sweetest on the vine

Forbidden love is another man’s wine

A wise man he would let her go

A foolish man would drink her slow

And a dead man he would never know

 

Little towns talk

So it wasn’t very long

Vincent finally heard the word

Just what was going on

 

Now a man don’t think with reason

When his body’s filled with rage

So he went and bought himself a gun

And a bullet with my name

 

I came off the back shift

Like a thousand times before

And I met my sweet Maria

On the riverbank once more

 

She told me it was over

And that I should leave town

A shot rang out from the darkness

And Maria went down

 

Maybe it was fate

I didn’t die that night

Vincent ran out from the darkness

He held her and cried

He dropped the gun down at her feet

I picked it up and did the deed

Cleaned my prints off with my sleeve

And walked away

 

Chorus:

Forbidden love, the sweetest on the vine

Forbidden love is another man’s wine

A wise man he would let her go

A foolish man would drink her slow

And a dead man he would never know

 

Forbidden love

Forbidden love

 

Maria walked down to the riverbank

Left her clothes hanging in a tree

She stood naked in the cool blue water

 

Friends

 

There is really nothing left to say

Yet so many words unspoken

You and I both know that I am going away

Keep the bridges open

 

The least we can do is take comfort in knowing

I’m going in capable hands

 

Chorus:

So cross your heart and make a pact

Promise not to take it back, friends

 

He recalls the morning that she moved in

He was four years old

A girl in the neighbourhood, I just can’t win

She’ll simply have to go

 

But it wasn’t long before they became strong

Stood together through thick and through thin

 

Chorus:

He said, cross your heart and make a pact

Promise not to take it back, friends

 

They don’t know what happened

they were too busy laughin’

One day they turned 49

She said you’re still a handsome man and I can still remember when

We slipped away that night

 

Like the wind on the ocean, we took a notion

To seize the moment and run

We danced through the years,

lived out dreams and through tears

And we never stopped lovin’ not once

 

In a quiet room in Calgary

an old man bends down on his knees

Her eyes fall closed

He lays his hand upon her hair and softly whispers

Do you really have to go

The next time we meet you’ll be young and as free

As the day that this whole thing began

 

Chorus:

So I’ll cross your heart and make a pact

Promise not to take it back, now and forever

Friends

 

Good Love

 

Tell me all the secrets you’ve been wishin’

Lay your body next to mine and softly speak my name

Don’t put me in no compromising position

Don’t make me say I love you darlin’ don’t play that game

 

‘Cause we have only touched on the beginning

The home stretch will be easy if we let it play it’s part

Don’t think of it as anybody winning

It’s victory for all when we get down to the heart

 

Chorus:

Talkin’ about a good love

Get a little bit of good love

Gotta find some good love

Get a little bit of good love, ooh yeah

 

Don’t talk to me of previous relations

Of trials and tribulations that have left you cold

See I leave my extra baggage at the station

For he who travels light has less to prove you know

 

And whoever said hind sight’s 20/20

They must have been a fool to even look behind

There’s always something there

that’s gonna keep you running

And I know those old ghosts darlin’

will haunt you every time

 

Chorus:

You gotta get some good love

Get a little bit of good love

You gotta find some good love

You gotta get some good love

 

‘Cause it’s a long way home

But it’s oh so much longer when you’re walking alone

So don’t formulate opinions on the men you left behind

‘Cause we all have our reasons, we’re just trying to find

 

Chorus:

A little bit of good love

Gotta find some good love

Get a little bit of good love

You gotta find some good love

 

Oh

 

Gotta get some good love

Hey I’m talking ‘bout a good love

Get a little bit of good love

You gotta find some good love, oh yeah

 

Falling – Original Version

 

I will be in town tomorrow, would you meet me at the station

There is something I would like to talk to you about

It’s just this thing that has been on my mind forever

And I was hoping we could find a way to work it out

 

By the way this is Martin

just in case you have forgotten what I sound like

Yeah it’s been a long, long time

They say that absence helps the heart grow fonder

Ah well anyway I’d like to see you if you don’t mind

 

The night the Blue Jays won the penant

I was sitting in the second row

I thought of you all throughout the game

And how we’d curl up on the sofa on a Friday night

And holler at the players

like they could hear what we were sayin’

 

Look I’m sorry if I hurt you, and I’m sorry that I left

And as of late it seems I’m sorry all the time

Wishing wells and shooting stars have been my friends

And I have come to realize that all the fault was mine

 

Chorus:

And I am falling into a world I can’t describe

And I am calling cause I’d like to say goodbye

 

Hey I will be in town tomorrow,

could you meet me at the station

If it’s just to see your face as the train pulls through

I just want to see you laugh or cry or shake your head at me

I just want to see what twenty years has done to you

 

See I have nothing left to lose and no time left to choose

If I should let this deadly silence carry on

Twenty years or twenty days is far too long

For two people who once held each other in their arms

 

Chorus:

And I am falling into a world I can’t describe

And I am calling cause I’d like to say goodbye

 

Will you take me by the hand, say you understand

Or will you want to drive me down onto my knees

These are chances I must take and I know I must not forsake

Your right to do and feel just what you please

But I don’t have a lot of time

to right the wrongs I left behind

To undo all the damage I have done

So I’m calling you to ask for your forgiveness

Is that so much to ask of your son

 

I will be in town tomorrow,

could you meet me at the station

There is something I would like to talk to you about

 

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