Cold Carolina River


Well it runs wet and it runs wide and here love you can not hide.  It runs three and a quarter miles from my home, and I used to love a man, but the river he couldn't stand, so I had to leave him dry him on the bank.  (Chorus)  And my home, my home, let me tell y'all about my home - ain't nothing but a cold Carolina river running through my soul.    For ten years we went down lord our feet never touched the ground, the sun beat down on us and we shined like fools gold, and then one day you showed up with all your love, and your kindness makes me want to cry.  (Chorus)   Take me down the river babe and I'll follow you down, treat me with kindness and I'll follow you around, be patient with me I'm just learning how to love . . . learning how to love.  Well I might believe in true love and some things last forever.  And I promise that I'll love you with all my might.  Be patient with me, I'm just learning how to love, my teacher, my friend, my love.    (Chorus)

American Empire

What an honor it is to have a man as sweet and kind as you to hold my hand.  How wild it is, this place called earth and all the things it offers us to learn.  (Chorus) Here at the end of the American Empire.  Here at the end of the American Empire.  Oh I was off at work today, no differenc between work and play because I was happy on my feet.  Yes I was happy on my feet.  How hot it was on that June day, in the ocean we went to play and you took me waltzing in the waves.  You took me waltzing in the waves.  (Chorus)    And it don't make no difference to me, if your mind wanders out to sea.  Because I know you'll come back this way,and tether to my dock for a day. (Chorus)  What an honor it is to have a man as sweet and kind as you to hold my hand.

Little Thai Girl

(Chorus)  Little Thai Girl, big brothers won't let her fish the docks no more.  Under water she'd hold her breath, long enough to say hello to her friends below.  But she shed her fins and gills, for a means that gives her chills.  On a hot Bangkok morning, she's done what her fate wills.   (Chorus)  And God bless the West, and those who help her on her quest.  Their money buys them love, and leaves her with the rest.  (Chorus)  Land locked in sin, but one day she'll swim, into the after world where she'll cast her net again.  Little Thai Girl, big brothers won't let her fish the docks no more.

Long Haul to Shore

The hawks flew all around our souls as we went down, and my hands were frozen in time.  But the kindness of strangers, plucked me from the sea and melted my bad memories.  (Chorus)  And it's been a long haul to shore from back there, but now I'm here on the other side.  Now I'm here where it's warm and dry.  Now I apologize, my beliefs they all were lies, like a lantern running on kerosene.  They all burned out slow, and it seems so long ago, like my Vega in the northern sky.  (Chorus)

The Shrimp Song

(Spoken Dialog)  She does every time.  Damn it.  Come on sweet baby.  (Song) I had a line in the water with a shrimp on my hook for bait.  And that shrimp he was scared, he was waiting on the end of his life.  (Chorus)  He was scared man he was waiting on the end of his life, his life.   And then a big fish come along and he ate that shrimp, he ate him up, he ate him up.  And that hook it went through his great big lip and got stuck, it got stuck.   (chorus)  Well I wrapped that line around my wrist to pull him up on board.  But that fish he pulled me right on over board.  He pulled me deep down to the bottom of the ocean floor.  And I was scared man I was waiting on the end of my life, my life.  Well I was deep down on the bottom and what did I see, what did I see?  It was a great big white shark staring at me.  And I was scared man, I was waiting on the end of my life, my life.

Tryin' to Play 'Windy & Warm'