Sails To The Wind

SAILS TO THE WIND

Runnin’ Away


He puts on an old pair of Levis jeans

Stanfield t-shirt and his wolverines

Lights up a rollie

And heads on down the road

Old folks say he’s his father’s son

Short on the fuse and quick on the gun

Spend his time just bein’ cool

Never growin’ old


Chorus:

And all he ever cared for was his thunderbird

The open road callin’ his name

He never really gave a damn about her

Can’t say I feel the same

Cause I’m runnin’ away, I’m runnin’ away with her

I’m runnin’ away, I’m runnin’ away with her

I’m runnin’ away


They say your old friends are your best friends

‘Cause they know where you are

And they know where you’ve been

If he could only see where I’m at now

But if he had read between the lines

He’d have seen there’d come a time

She was destined to be mine

Well I guess he knows it now


Chorus:

And all he ever cared for was his thunderbird

The open road callin’ his name

He never really gave a damn about her

Can’t say I feel the same

Cause I’m runnin’ away, I’m runnin’ away with her

I’m runnin’ away, I’m runnin’ away with her

I’m runnin’ away


Guilt is not factor here

No sympathy or shame

I know he’s got his thunderbird

To drive away his pain


Chorus:

And all he ever cared for was his thunderbird

The open road callin’ his name

He never really gave a damn about her

Can’t say I feel the same

Cause I’m runnin’ away, I’m runnin’ away with her

I’m runnin’ away, I’m runnin’ away with her

I’m runnin’ away


I’ll Surrender


Lay with me ‘til the sun comes up

Teach me to believe in love

Stay with me if only long enough

Tell me that there’s still some hope

Tell me we ain’t givin’ up and


Chorus:

I’ll surrender

I will leave this battlefield behind

I’ll surrender

I will lay my heart down on the line


Talk to me in tender tones

Kiss me like you kissed me the first time

Hold me like I’m all alone

Tell me that I’m not

Let me see it in your eyes and


Chorus:

I’ll surrender

I will leave this battlefield behind

I’ll surrender

I will lay my heart down on the line


We have travelled far too far

Don’t say that we’re givin’ in

If you’ll just lay down your arms

I will say you win


Chorus:

I’ll surrender

I will leave this battlefield behind

I’ll surrender

I will lay my heart down on the line


Him and God and Me


I was just a boy of eight

Shakin’ from my head down to my toes

As he called me to the plate

The bottom of the ninth the crowd cried no

I felt a firm hand on my shoulder

Said keep your eye on the ball

I know you can do it son

Just give it your all


Chorus:

Well the pitcher came a gunnin’

The ball slicing’ through the air

With a fire burnin’ in my heart

Cause I knew he was there

Lendin’ all his courage

In a silent prayer you see

We hit that ball half a mile

Him and god and me


Have you ever wondered

How some moments in your life keep livin’ on

Years tend to slip away

You wake up one day

Wonderin’ where they’ve gone

Ah but he’ll live on inside my heart

Help me toe the line

When my back’s against the wall

The bottom of the ninth


Chorus:

Well the pitcher came a gunnin’

The ball slicing’ through the air

With a fire burnin’ in my heart

Cause I knew he was there

Lendin’ all his courage

In a silent prayer you see

We hit that ball half a mile

Him and god and me


Well I’ll come out a gunnin’

And try to do what’s fair

With a fire burnin’ in my heart

Cause I know he’ll be there

Lendin’ all his courage

And that’s what I believe

When my back’s against the wall

We’ll come gunnin’ pride and tall

We will rise above it all

Him and god and me

Him and god and me


Cheer up buddy


So you carry the world around on your back

You’re out of shape and your money’s slack

The work bell rings the boss says get to it

It’s a dirty job son but someone gotta do it


When you punch that clock it sure feels fine

Kick back relax it’s miller time

Set yourself down on your favourite stool

Set ‘em up Joe I don’t feel cool


Man don’t let ‘em get you down

Get back up go another round

You give ‘em everything you’ve got

At least they’ll know how hard you fought


Chorus:

Just cheer up buddy cause it gets worse

Stop countin’ your blessings

Like they was a curse

Blow another bubble

When your last bubble bursts

Cheer up buddy cause it gets worse


Life’s been known to make you drop

Or it can sit you at the top

It ain’t the hand that fate deals you

That makes the man

It’s all in whether you fold or stand


Man don’t let ‘em get you down

Get back up go another round

You give ‘em everything you’ve got

At least they’ll know how hard you fought


Chorus:

Just cheer up buddy cause it gets worse

Stop countin’ your blessings

Like they was a curse

Blow another bubble

When your last bubble bursts

Cheer up buddy cause it gets worse


Just cheer up buddy cause it gets worse

Stop countin’ your blessings

Like they was a curse

Blow another bubble

When your last bubble bursts

Cheer up buddy cause it gets worse


I see it from here


You say it’s not the end of the world

As you place your hands on mine

And all of the things we’ve done and learned

Haven’t been wasted time

Then in my silence you walk away

My eyes fill up with tears

Maybe baby it’s not the end of the world

But I think I can see it from here


Oh oh I love you was on the tip of my tongue

My pride just rose above you

But my heart stayed under your thumb

As I watch you walk out that door

With my hopes my dreams my fears

Maybe baby it’s not the end of the world

But I think I can see it from here


So I spend my days drinkin’ my gin

Tryin’ to hold up these walls

I laugh to myself when you walk in

With a man at your beck and call

When you’re in my sight you’re in my mind

And I think about all those years

Maybe baby it’s not the end of the world

But I think I can see it from here

I see it from here


Small Town Heroes


He always dreamed of bein’ a cowboy

Ridin’ bareback, ropin’ steers

Playin’ cards in smokey barrooms

Swingin’ ropes and tall draft beers

Livin’ like a small town hero

In the high noon shootout years


In a small mid-western city

A young man hungered for a taste of fame

So this kid that they called Billy

He made his mark in a fast gun game

With hands as fast as lightning

and cold blood on his name


Chorus:

Small town heroes shine like diamonds

Small town heroes rare as gold

Small town heroes to look up to

Small town heroes hard to hold


Well Billy went to Mexico Garrett on his trail

Young Billy swore he’d never go

Back to rot in jail

Well Pat Garrett shot him down

Although he was his friend

A typical small town hero’s end


Chorus:

Small town heroes shine like diamonds

Small town heroes rare as gold

Small town heroes to look up to

Small town heroes hard to hold


Oh oh oh small town heroes

Oh oh oh small town heroes

Oh oh oh small town heroes


Sails to the Wind


Searching wisdom in his words

And comfort in his eyes

I was hoping I would learn

Where my future lies

I was gonna quit my job

Move to Tennessee

Bring my music to the world

Was all I’d ever dreamed


He had been the kind of man

Who never pulled his punches

Always thought out every move

He never played his hunches

Held a job for fifty years

To support a family

Boy it set me back to hear

What granddad said to me he said


Chorus:

We are but one raindrop in the ocean

We are but one grain of sand

On a shore that never ends

It’s a big world we live in

And she’ll just keep on spinnin’

So open up your sails to the wind

And take a chance on dreamin’ now and then


He was in his tenth grade class

Thinkin’ bout the dance

Wonderin’ if he asked her out

Would he stand a chance

She was all he’d ever dreamed

But he kept on second guessin’

So one day he came to me

To try and learn a lesson


I was not the kind of man

To waste my time in school

Chasin’ girls around the dance

I left that for the fools

I wish you could have seen his face

I said son you should know better

Tossed the keys down in his lap

Said go out there and get her


Chorus:

We are but one raindrop in the ocean

We are but one grain of sand

On a shore that never ends

It’s a big world we live in

And she’ll just keep on spinnin’

So open up your sails to the wind

And take a chance on dreamin’ now and then


Livin’ in the ‘90’s


Times are hard and they’re not

Getting’ better down the road

As he looked down in his calloused hands

He couldn’t help but wonder

What the future would hold


He ain’t getting’ any younger

His hair is turnin’ grey

For the life of him he just don’t know

What he’s gonna say


So he bows his head in silence

Lets the comfort flow into his mind

Thinks about a better day

When a job wasn’t so hard to find

She puts her arms around him

She said I heard the news

Don’t worry hon we’ve always found

A way to make it through


Chorus:

Ah they’re livin’ in the ‘90’s

They’ve got nowhere to fly

Where the rich keeps getting’ richer

And the poor keep getting’ by

Comfort is a state of mind

Granted you from up above

They’re livin’ in the ‘90’s

And they’re holdin’ on to love


She sat down on her back porch swing

And prayed to god to make it all a dream

How would she support a child

At the ever tender age of seventeen

Her dad sits down beside her

Says is what I’m hearin’ true

It won’t be easy honey

You know we’ll stand by you


Chorus:

Ah they’re livin’ in the ‘90’s

They’ve got nowhere to fly

Where the rich keeps getting’ richer

And the poor keep getting’ by

Comfort is a state of mind

Granted you from up above

They’re livin’ in the ‘90’s

And they’re holdin’ on to love


The Back Shore


Guitar strumming’ on a warm summer’s night

Sweet lady sittin’ by the firelight


Chorus:

When the summer sun makes my body hot

When the top comes off of my old Ford

When the driftwood burns till the cinders pop

You will find me down the back shore


Here comes Sue in her pickup truck

She’s midnight blue she’s all fired up

All fired up when the sun goes down

And the moon comes up and it paints the town


Chorus:

When the summer sun makes my body hot

When the top comes off of my old Ford

When the driftwood burns till the cinders pop

You will find me down the back shore


Down the shore goin’ hand in hand

Have a little fun with our toes in the sand

Toes in the sand and cares in the wind

Where hearts can break and hearts can mend


Chorus:

When the summer sun makes my body hot

When the top comes off of my old Ford

When the driftwood burns till the cinders pop

You will find me down the back shore


When the summer sun makes my body hot

When the top comes off of my old Ford

When the driftwood burns till the cinders pop

You will find me down the back shore


Down on sunshine funtime gonna

Take a jug o’wine shore

Toes curled pretty girls gonna

Sing a little merle shore

Driftwood feels good somehow I

Knew you would shore


Men of the Deep


It’s quarter past six in the morning’

Seems like I just closed my eyes

Mornin’ comes quick on these weary old bones

I see the sun starting to rise

Fire must have went out the house is so cold

Noth wall is callin’ so I have to go down and


Chorus:

Haul in the timbers, set up the jacks

Make one more trip down those coal covered tracks

Like all those before me their souls rest in peace

I pray they watch o’er me the men of the deep


Coal stove tea is ‘a brewin’

As I shake off the cold from my bones

Thinking’ ‘bout things I’d rather be doin’

Than workin’ to pay past due loans

Workin’ in darkness a thousand feet under

Where the big miner cuts

And the coal falls like thunder


Chorus:

Haul in the timbers, set up the jacks

Make one more trip down those coal covered tracks

Like all those before me their souls rest in peace

I pray they watch o’er me the men of the deep


Haul in the timbers, set up the jacks

Make one more trip down those coal covered tracks

Like all those before me their souls rest in peace

I pray they watch o’er me the men of the deep


Like my daddy before me

May his soul rest in peace

I pray he’ll watch o’er me

This man of the deep

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