A Good Day To Have The Blues

 

Well, I woke up early this morning and I went on back to bed

A thousand screaming headlines doing back flips in my head

I thought I’d change the story – And write my own sort of news

A Wop Bop a Lu Bop – It’s me on top

And it’s a good day to have the Blues

 

Well, I looked into the mirror – Serves me right for hanging ‘round

I thought I’d change the picture – So I turned the mirror upside down

It didn’t help the situation – So I put defeat in da shoes

Well, “Ain’t that lovin’ ya, baby?”

It’s a good day to have the Blues

 

Now I don’t need no doctor, but I kinda like the nurse

I try to avoid the undertakers

They always seem to make matters worse

 

You ask me why I’m dancing? - Well, I don’t mean to confuse

If you’ve got your Mojo workin’

Well it’s a good day to have the Blues

And may the circus be unbroken

And it’s a good day to have the Blues.

 

 

A Mile deep

 

It’s a cruel, cruel world

Sometimes it makes no sense at all

You’re so high every morning

And in the evening, honey, comes the fall

You’re a friend of mine now and forever

It makes no difference what you do

But your path to self-destruction

Might hurt me more, baby, than it hurts you

 

It ain’t so easy, what I see

To watch you heading down that slide

Well that deep, dark hole in which you’re sinking

It’s a mile deep, a mile wide

 

It ain’t so easy, what I see

To watch you heading down that slide

Well, that deep, dark hole in which you’re sinking

It’s a mile deep, a mile wide

 

You’re a friend of mine now and forever

It makes no difference what I say

You know the path to my front door

You’re still my friend, you know the way

And it’s a cruel, cruel, cruel world

Sometime it makes no sense at all

You’re so high every evening

And in the morning comes the fall

 

It ain’t so easy, what I see

To watch you heading down that slide

Yeah, well, the deep, dark hole in which you’re sinking

It’s a mile deep, a mile wide

On a tight wire greased with pride

A mile deep, a mile wide

A mile deep, a mile wide.

 

 

Alcohol

 

Jenny threw herself a party

Although she was the only one there

She popped a top and forgot about her worries and cares

She had a ball ……………. with alcohol

 

Her brother Benny starts a new job on Monday

It’s the 7th one he’s started this year

To celebrate, he might just have to open a beer …….or two

He’s riding tall ………………with alcohol

 

It comes in many flavors

And they’ll sell it to you drop by drop

And once you start, you know you just can’t stop

Until you fall ……………. for alcohol

 

 

It comes in many flavors

And they sell it to you drop by drop

And once you start, you just can’t stop

Until you fall ……………. for alcohol

 

Jesus liked to walk on water

And then he turned the water to wine

He took a simple drink, and turned it into something divine

Rob Peter, pay Paul ……………. for alcohol

 

It comes in many flavors

You’ll be paying for it drop by drop

And once you start, you just can’t stop

You’ve hit the wall ……………. of alcohol.

 

 

Another Mother (Buys a Gun)

 

She was a big collector

She had ‘em under lock and key

The best ones would protect her

And that’s the price of being free

Well she’d be more than ready,

She wasn’t gonna run

Another mother buys a gun

 

Well Adam wasn’t happy

So his mother had to go

And he would fix the problem

And she’d be first to know

Well just another angry crazy troubled teenage son

Another mother buys a gun

 

Just a cold December

Just like any other day

Just a picture of perfection

Pointing every other way

The beginning of the end started at 9:31

Another mother buys a gun

 

Well now we know the story

Played out right before our eyes

The first one was his mother

Boy, wasn’t she surprised!

When he used to pull the trigger it was always just for fun

Another mother buys a gun

She bought the gun

 

Flags across the nation

Are snapping in the wind

And says a guilty nation

That the kids have sinned

And stars are blaming stripes in the setting sun

Another mother buys a gun

She bought the gun.

 

 

Betty Jean                                         

 

There’s a story I’d like to tell

If you’ve got the time, you might as well

Listen to me, and all I’ve got to say, today

 

There’s a woman in this town,

And if you see her walking ´round

She’s the reason why I ended up this way

 

She’ll change your mind; she’ll steal your heart

And for her, that’s just a start

She’ll own the sun, the moon, and the stars up in the sky

She’ll even own the tears you’re gonna cry, cry, cry …….

 

I’ve got to tell you a thing or two

And after that, it’s up to you

As for me? I’ll sit here drinkin till the end, my friend

 

And, they say that love is blind

And if it was, I wouldn’t mind

‘Cause all I see, endlessly, is Betty Jean

 

She’ll change your mind; she’ll steal your heart

And for her, boy, that’s just a start

She’ll own the sun, the moon, and the stars in the sky

She’ll even own the tears you’re gonna cry, cry, cry …….

 

I’ve got to tell you a thing or two

And after that, it’s up to you

As for me? I’ll sit here drinkin till the end, my friend

 

And  they say that love is blind

And if it were, I would not mind

‘Cause all I see, endlessly, is Betty Jean

All I see, endlessly, is Betty Jean

All I see, endlessly, is Betty Jean

All I see, endlessly, is Betty Jean.

 

 

Cry

 

I stand alone, by the side of the track

I know it’s the end, no turning back

The mournful whistle gives me one more reason to cry

 

Big black wheels start turning ‘round

The engine roars and shakes the ground

Smoke starts churnin’ and blackens the sky …… while I cry

 

I cry for the love that we used to share

I cry for our home;  for the love that was there

I cry for the years that gave me the tears …. to cry

 

I stand alone, the train is gone

In the empy silence of a breaking dawn

I pray you’ll return, but I know it’s a lie…so I cry

 

I cry for the love that we used to share

I cry for our home;  for the love that was there

I cry for the years that gave me the tears …. to cry

 

I stand in the shadows where a home once stood

Proof that no prison can be made of wood

The night it burned it erased the moon from the sky…. And I cried

 

I cry for the love that we used to share

I cry for our home;  for the love that was there

I cry for the woman that gave me the tears …. to cry.

 

 

Do I Bother Me?

 

The words I say could last a day

Do I bother me?

The songs I write could last one night. So, is this right?

Do I bother me?

 

The way I feel might seem unreal

Do I bother me?

The way I smell might not sit so well; I just can’t tell

Do I bother me?

 

When I’m beside myself with me

I’m a stone cold calamity

We all could use some space

When I’ve got me in my face

And I bother me!

 

When I’m beside myself with me

It’s a stone cold calamity

And we all could use some space

When I’ve got me in my face

And I bother me!

 

When I see my sights and I mess my nights and I

I bother me?

I hear my sounds when they rattle, rattle, rattle ‘round

And now I’ve found that it bothers you when I

Bother me

And now I’ve found that it bothers you when I

Bother me

 

And it’s true, when I bother you, that it

That it bothers me!

 

 

For a Lover

 

How do I say what you mean to me

You picked me up when I was driftin’

My eyes opened to what I could see

It was my world you were liftin’, babe

 

How do I tell you that you are my smile

It ain’t so easy, but it’s true

We’re together, if only for a while

So this ol’ world don’t have to be so blue

 

I never meant to need you, baby

I never meant much at all

I didn’t know, there’d be anything for me here

I didn’t know I’d fall

 

How can I show you just how I feel

It’s not so easy, but I’ll try

We have each other only for one life

And this ol’ world don’t have to make us cry

 

I never meant to need you

I never meant much at all

I didn’t know there’d be anyone for me here

I didn’t know I’d fall …………………

 

 

Gawn, Gawn, Gawn

 

She came home last night, she didn’t stay long

Something was right, thinkin’ something was wrong

She’s out all day, and out all night

She’s so good lookin’, she’s out of sight

 

She’s up and gone, gone, gone

She’s up and gone, gone, gone

She’s up and gone, gone, gone

I was right thinkin’ somethin’ was wrong ………… She’s gone

 

I came home last night and jumped in bed

To get a little love, I‘d wake up the dead

I reached for my baby, but believe it or not

An empty feeling was all I got

 

She’s up and gone, gone, gone

She’s up and gone, gone, gone

She’s up and gone, gone, gone

I was right thinkin’ somethin’ was wrong ………… She’s gone

 

I saw my baby, not long ago

Painting the town like a red rainbow

I spoke my mind, but she told me to ”hush”

Then she took of runnin’, and gave me the brush

 

She’s up and gone, gone, gone

She’s up and gone, gone, gone

She’s up and gone, gone, gone

I was right thinkin’ somethin’ was wrong ………… She’s gone

 

She’s up and gone, gone, gone

She’s up and gone, gone, gone

She’s up and gone, gone, gone

I was right thinkin’ somethin’ was wrong ………… She’s gone

 

She’s gone ………..

 

This recitation is way past tense

She’s out across the yard and over the fence

 

She’s gone ……………

 

   

Mary Jane

 

Your love comes down like sweet summer rain

Yet I’m feelin’ the season’s gonna change again

 

Mary Jane

You could win when there ain’t nothin’ to gain

I love you baby, but it’s hard to remain your friend

 

Drive-in movie, Norman Oklahoma,

I found the meaning of life

You overcame my inhibitions, girl,

And turned into my shotgun wife

 

Mary Jane

You’ve got no feelings left to hide anymore

You took my love and sent me to sleep on that cold, cold floor

 

Greyhound depot, Norman Oklahoma,

Waitin’ for that train

You’re tattoo`ed  on my shattered mind

Since you left I ain’t been the same man I used to be

 

Mary Jane

You’re in love and I’m in trouble again

My bones are broken, but I`ll never bend to your ways

 

County jail, Norman Oklahoma,

Home sweet home, away from home

Writin’ you a letter sayin; ”Wish you were here”

Lord I hate to sleep alone

 

Mary Jane, Mary Jane

You got my number, baby, drop me a line

I’m doing time, and you’re doin’ everyone!

 

 

One Less Dream

 

When I was a boy I had my dreams

It  seems they’ve slipped away

Back to a time so long ago…..

 

When I was a boy I had ideas

But it seems they’ve had their day

Today the world, it looks so cold

So I dream of yesterday

 

With every heartbeat comes a price

With every love comes pain

With every hopeful step we take…

One less dream remains

One less dream remains

 

Now it seems I’m growing old

Only living day to day

The future’s looking back at me

So I dream of yesterday

 

With every heartbeat comes a price

With every love comes pain

With every hopeful step we take…

One less dream remains

 

With every heartbeat comes a price

With every love comes pain

With every hopeful step we take

With every step we take

One less dream remains

One less dream remains

One less dream……

 

 

She’s Magic

 

She’s Magic

Every time that I come near

She always seems to dissappear

She’s clearvoyant

 

She’s precious

Just like gold; she’s hard to find

A case of matter over- mined

She’s either ore

 

I must admit as time goes by

I wonder how, when, where, and why

I became the lucky guy

Who loves her…..

 

She’s magic

All my friends, they tell me so

I wonder how it is they know?

She’s telepathic…..

 

I must admit as time goes by

I wonder how, when, where, and why

I became the lucky guy

Who loves her…..

 

She’s magic

All my friends, they tell me so

I wonder how it is they know?

She’s telepathic…..

 

She’s magic

When I flash a wedding band

She always pulls a slight of hand

Don’t you know she’s just....

Talented

 

She’s Precious

She’s Magic

She’s Telepathic

She’s Mine…………..

 

 

Time After Time

 

Well.... here we are alone again together

With the sun sinking low behind the trees

Gonna sit down and drink alone again, together

Just three old friends…………….

The bottle, her memory, and me

 

Here we are just thinkin’ about how you left me

You took with you the best years of my life

Seems I can’t shake your perfume from my senses

The edge of your soul

Cuts me just like a knife

 

I’m in love with a dream

Just like whiskey gone sour

Seems I can’t drink you from my mind

Some days, I’ll forget my very own name

But the hurt comes back time after time

 

Well…..Here we are, night time has fallen

In the lamp glows a tired old flame

The night’s half over, the bottle’s half empty

And I’m halfway to hell once again

 

I’m in love with a dream

Just like whiskey gone sour

Seems I can’t drink you from my mind

Some nights, I’ll forget my very own name

But the hurt comes back time after time

Time after time

Time after time

But the hurt comes back time after time.

 

 

Tuck & Roll

 

She likes to flirt with her rag top down

Fender skirts want to brush the ground

Radio tuned to never miss a beat

There and back, and never touch the street

 

Sportin’ shoreline beige over gypsy red

Two Quadra Jets and Power Pack heads

Hydro-Glide and a Posi-Track Trane

She can blow the doors of a hurricane

 

We’re the talk of the town when we blow by

Two tail lights glowing like fire flies

Four barrels puffing on the atmosphere

Punch the gas and we’ll hit next year

 

Yeah…It’s bothering me

High on perturb-ability

Wedged up tight up under my skin

This shotgun saddle is wearing thin

 

This ain’t my car; it’s her car

No, this ain’t my car; it’s your car

This ain’t my car; it’s your car

Everyone knows it’s your car

 

I went on down to the DMV

I wait on them to wait on me

Bright and early with a master plan

With the pink slip double clutched in my right hand

 

And I’ll sign my name on the dotted line

Make it nice and neat, Bubba, she won’t mind

And when she rolls by I’ll be signified

And I’ll be drivin’ and she can ride

 

Yeah…It’s bothering me

High on perturb-ability

Wedged up tight up under my hood

This shotgun saddle just ain’t no good

 

It ain’t my car; it’s her car….

Everyone knows it’s her car!

 

 

Wacka - Do

 

I say left and she say right

We go spinnin’ all day and night and night and day and night

And get uptight

She says she don’t, but I know it’s true that she do

Wacka-Do, – Wacka – Do, – Wacka - Do

 

I say up and she say down

We go spinning all around and round and round and round and round

All over this town - On the ground

She says she don’t, but I know it’s true that she do

Wacka-Do, – Wacka – Do, – Wacka - Do

 

Well I ain’t prone to fibbin’, so it ain’t no lie

Well, I’ll be with you till the…

The Day I die, we can razzle dazzle in the sky!

She say she don’t , but I know it’s true that she do!

Wacka-Do, – Wacka – Do, – Wacka - Do

 

Well I ain’t prone to fibbin’, so it ain’t no lie

Well, I’ll be with you till the…

The Day I die, we can razzle dazzle in the sky!

She say she don’t , but I know it’s true that she do!

Wacka-Do, – Wacka – Do, – Wacka - Do

She said she don’t

But she do Wacka Do ………….

Who’s your Daddy?

 

 

When I Hold You in My Dreams 

 

When I hold you in my dreams

That’s when my every dream comes true

But it’s only when I’m dreaming

When I mean something to you

 

When I hold you in my arms

It only lasts till dreams are through

’Cause it’s only when I’m dreaming

That I mean something to you

 

Yes, if I could fool everybody

Would it help to make this real

If I could only fool the world for today

Would tomorrow change the way you feel?

 

When I hold you in my heart

That’s when my heart breaks right in two

’Cause it’s only when I’m dreaming

That I mean something to you

 

Yes, if I could only fool the world for today

Would tomorrow change the way you feel?

 

When I hold you in my dreams

That’s when my every dream comes true

But it’s only when I’m dreaming

That I mean something to you

 

When I told you that I love you

You only turned and walked away

But you walked into my dreams that night

Where you’ll be with me always.

 

TUCK & ROLL!  WILEY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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