Stealing horses

“Where have you been? 

Child, don’t make me drag you back in

All those police lights

They’re dancin just for you


You can’t keep hiding your pain 

And runnin away

Stealin those horses 

ridin off into the dark”


Cryin out into an empty desert sky


Radio’s low

Rattle of that horse trailer swallows it whole

As you watch the turn signals

glowing in his eyes


You still taste the mud and the rain

Feel that burn in your veins 

As he’s hummin somethin about nicotine and tar


Cryin out into an empty desert sky


“Your more than some runaway 

This town and it’s slow decay

Someday you’ll get away

Just not today”



“Stop pullin at the cracks in the seats”

That old leather turned hard as concrete 

This truck smells of hard work, oil and defeat


You’re back on those roads that you know

This town never grows

Head on the window

So you could feel the road


Cryin out into an empty desert sky


He took that last corner real slow

Said “child there’s still so much you don’t know” 

Felt like holdin fire

Tryin to look him in the eye


Car door slams as the screen door flies

You’re mama’s sobbing rushes out in the night

You swear she never 

Naw she’s never held you so tight 


You both cry out into and empty desert sky

Midnight Hour

The sky falls all around you now

It’s a slow dance through Chicago 

Now we're skippin’ town 

With our ears pressed so firmly to the ground

We took off, searching for meaning in some nowhere Midwest towns


Go on sweet darlin'

Be the petals that fall

Keep singing those old sad songs

Just like we've always done


In that midnight hour

I swear I watched your voice carry off into the breeze

As we stumbled out 

Into those New York City streets


The sky falls all around us now

Took the subway to some borough away from the crowds 

watching the smoke of all the words you say

As the drags of amber light your face


We could catch our death out here but the view is worth the pain

Our boots hanging from the fire escape 

Just letting the whole world slip away 


In that midnight hour 

We swore the open sky was all we need

As we stumbled out into those cold Brooklyn streets


Morning falls all around us now

We’re daydreaming in some Rocky Mountain town

You knew I'm insane but still you stuck around

I guess we're still searching for meaning not sure this is where it's found


Now the clouds hang rusted

Over the brush stroked hills

We watched the fires set to the fields

As the sun 

she burrows deep 

into the ground

Flames and the Tin Foil

Sit down little bird go on tell me what's wrong

Flames and the tin foil spark in the dawn

The pastel desert she's been sleepless so long


By the fire I wait

Time again

To be there for the one

Time again

To be there for more

I'm trying again

Time again


Come’on let’s head into those restless hours

Come’on let’s fade into the smoke covered hills

Come’on let’s head into those restless hours

With those wolves at our feet

Darlin you’re all that I need

All that struggles in the darkness ain't always wrong

Casino, a garage door, the radio on

The demons she's been fighting for you all along


By the fire I wait

Struggling again

To be there for the one

Time again

To be there for more

I'm trying again

Time again

Come’on let’s head into those restless hours

Come’on let’s fade into the smoke covered hills

Come’on let’s head into those restless hours

With those wolves at our feet

Darlin you’re all that I need

Daylight of our dreams

Darlin you’re all that I need


I don’t care where you came from

Or those wrong things you did

You’re the kind I’d die with

And be glad I did

Through the Blight

Through the blight
Only love this time
Highway lines
Begin to blur in my mind
As you say, “who of you earn a love this cold?”


Through your dress now darlin'
I can see the evening light
Your outline 
Clouding my mind 


Dark tables keep turning
Until we find what might sooth


Slow, your dress keeps falling
Falling from you


Through the blight
Only love this time
A Memphis drive with no headlights
As you say, “who of you earn a love this cold?”


oh my darlin' you're my clean air
oh now darlin' be my clean air

Ease the Tide

Morning light sends warmth through the heavy fog
Thoughts of loss wade in as we move on 
Who we love most here, we all lose
And it's all over now
I thought you knew

New patterns on your young skin darlin’
From the ropes that bind
They don't understand you, sweetheart
Oh I know

We're all working, lord I'm working
It's alright 
It's dark where we're laying
Yet I'm left sayin'
It's alright 

Keep your worries 
Lord, I got mine
Watching you undress sure slows the time

The wind whispers symphonies, sweetness 
Through the leaves below
And they don't understand us darlin’ 
Oh I know 

We're all working, lord I'm working
It's alright 
It's dark where we're laying
Yet I'm left sayin'
It's alright 

Go on and love me when you're hurting 
It's alright 
Go on and need me when you're hurting 
It's alright 


If it eases any of your pain darlin’
I guess it's alright

Lost

Oh I’m lost

I get so lost

Where I don’t want to be found


The wind howling she groans

Reaching her hands into my coat

As our shadows blend and wander 

Splashed across the cobblestone


Where I’m soothed by that touch of yours

And I lose all good sight of what it’s all for

I still get lost in all those hallways to your door

Go on let me in 

I’ll just sleep on your floor


Where is my mind

Asleep with the dandelion 

And those gardens they wilt it’s just a matter of time


Darkness in waves

I have no grace

And I’m sure you can tell by that look on my face


Where I’m soothed by that touch of yours

In the sweet scent of lilac that I come to know

I still get lost in all the soft folds of your clothes

Go on let me in 

I’ll just sleep on your floor

Go on let me in 

There’s so much left to know 

Singing of the Rails

I first saw you under lightning

Out towards those cliffs and looking bare

With the sunrise in your eyes

As storm winds lift your dress up and back


A canopy of colors 

Laying down upon the tracks

I always knew what you wanted

It just gets so buried in the bloom


We don’t need all this wandering

Lost in the singing of the rails

But as the lights draw nearer

It gets so hard to tell


I want to feel you breathing

Fresh morning air over the pines

I want to wake in your colors

Feel you bleeding into mine


My pale light

It’s only you


We should get lost in the garden

We should go out running in the rain

We should undress by the river

Wash away all this pain


I should’ve kissed you darlin’

When we were swimming in the rain

Soft hands sooth one another

As we both drift away


My pale light

It’s only you


Lace in the light

Oh I’m lost in your eyes

Through the fading of light

Where it’s so hard to hide

And this grace isn’t mine

She’s just dragging me around

Through the waters 

Moonlight

Where it’s so hard to hide

No, I don’t mind


It’s only you