Lisa Mednick Powell

Blue Book

by Lisa Mednick Powell

  • 04:50 Download Story Lyrics Smoke Over Carolina

    who'll cook your dinner now your servants are dead? who'll clean your mess? who will make your bed? well it won't be me though my hands are free you can't count me among your dead you can't get close to heaven walking round on your knees you can't pay me to wait for this hell to freeze so I'm leaving today; there's fire in the trees and smoke over Carolina Grandpa told me: be a union man he told me never give up the fight so I took a stand but what of you? what did you do? you put the torch to the fuse and then you ran you can't get close to heaven walking round on your knees you can't pay me to wait for this hell to freeze so I'm leaving today; there's fire in the trees and smoke over Carolina where did we go all the ones you disappeared who you marched blindfolded across the square you can do your best pol pot, papadoc or pinochet we're not going anywhere you can't get close to heaven walking round on your knees you can't pay me to wait for this hell to freeze so I'm leaving today; there's fire in the trees and smoke over Carolina

  • 04:01 Story Lyrics Pieces of Your Soul

    drifting west through the snow a little to the right of Mexico leaving your weeping swamps behind worry hanging like moss on my mind I can't help it; I move too slow looking over my shoulder I see something heavy in tow some things we carry some things we must let go you lose pieces of your heart but you might find pieces of your soul would you go back if you could would it do you any good there's trouble new and trouble old here's so many stories that don't get told we can't help it; we move too slow looking over your shoulder don't you see something heavy in tow? some things we carry some things we must let go you lose pieces of your heart but you might find pieces of your soul when the rain came down on your that rain came down upon me too watching that muddy water rise I got some of that water still in my eyes the Whiskey River follows you the Colorado she can't be true the Sabine she'll tear us apart the Mississippi will steal your heart she can't help it; she moves so slow looking every which way I see something heavy in tow some things we carry some things we must let go you lose pieces of your heart but you might find pieces of your soul

  • 05:43 Download Story Lyrics Checkpoint

    did you see her walking along the river road her head held high her pockets full of stones she is one of the many you are one of the few when she imagines kindness she doesn't think of you she's gonna waltz across the checkpoint she's gonna drift on through away from the ruins of everything she knew with nothing to declare she's gonna slip through the veil leave her mark on the palimpsest wander out beyond the pale you're no friend to the traveler to the lame or the poor and you will never have her you can't kill her anymore she's gonna waltz across the checkpoint she's gonna drift on through away from the ruins of everything she knew leave the gleanings for her some wood to keep her warm and a pail of water some kind words now that she's gone a million fragments stories in the sand in the shadow of the creosote where all the journeys end she's gonna waltz across the checkpoint she's gonna drift on through away from the ruins of everything she knew she's gonna waltz across the checkpoint she's gonna drift on through away from the ruins of everything she knew

  • 03:10 Story Lyrics Cold Coffee

    you were a hundred miles away from me I was crying in my old Mercury I remember a flashing neon hotel sign nighthawks circling any light they could find Oh Mercy on the tape deck can you guess my favorite song? did you love me then? yes, you loved me all along it was sweet olive and vetivert the river breeze blowing through our hair long night at the Maple Leaf you could drown in a memory Everette on a bar stool watching the dance floor while we played like fools--never knew what we were in for now my soul's just like cold coffee slipped right through your heart nobody caught me but we sang and we danced for every dollar and the years ran by like muddy water ain't it hard to get the timing right you can win and lose everything in one night all alone on the levee again while the smokestacks pass the riverbend old song on the jukebox makes you wanna take a chance do you love me now--now that I can dance? now my soul's just like cold coffee slipped right through your heart nobody caught me but we sang and we danced for every dollar and the years ran by like muddy water the years ran by like muddy water the time got lost in the muddy water

  • 03:27 Lyrics I Am Not Gold

    I am not gold I'm only silver and I shine with a cold blue light do not hold me to what I can't deliver it's a hard-won prize it ain't worth the fight there are days you might mistake me for a precious jewel buried in a stone but you'd best look beyond your longing go find a girl who's flesh and bone I am not gold I'm only silver and I shine with a cold blue light do not hold me to what I can't deliver it's a hard-won prize it ain't worth the fight I sing one song at the baby's cradle another song when death takes a heart I sing two songs they tell one story and you cannot break the two apart I sing two songs they tell one story and you cannot break the two apart

  • 03:32 Lyrics Blue Book

    in my Blue Book a name on a crowded page in my Blue Book a line I can't erase fight the battles on the field but the war's inside your heart winners take the spoils; losers count the scars in my dark room tattooed on the past in my dark room with things only time can outlast does no good to wave the smoke away you've been burned before and you'll burn again some day sunset spreads a stain across the sky clouds turn to bruises in the dying light little lines on the highway look like shooting stars will your soul ever catch up to where you are? there's a stone I carry a pebble in my shoe it's not heavy but it weighs me down when I think of you memory's a blessing memory's a curse territories fall to the ones who get there first memory's a blessing memory's a curse territories always fall to the ones who do their worst

  • 04:22 Lyrics To The Wilderness

    I went out to the wilderness I lived on roots and dirt never saw the crime in it as long as no one got hurt I played with fragile things I could not afford to break and pay for I fell down on my knees never thought to pray for you I heard misfortune befell you and none of your friends took heed none of your loved ones called you in your time of need I knew that I would helpless yet I couldn't walk away built my house on sacred ground where I knew I shouldn't stay then I heard misfortune befell you and none of your friends took heed none of your loved ones called you in your time of need love gets hidden away so well like an attic full of perfect songs you will find the heart to sing them long after I've gone but if misfortune should befall you and none of your friends took heed none of your loved ones call you in your time of need I will come to follow you and wish you godspeed

  • 05:09 Download Lyrics Give the Guns to the Girls

    Give the Guns to the Girls give the guns to the girls quit talking to me about peace in this world let the girls have the guns let them hunt down the hunter till he has nowhere to run you left her lying on the floor you walked outside and closed the door the story's told and then retold while you're measured by your money and you're treasured for your gold give the guns to the girls quit talking to me about peace in this world let the girls have the guns let them hunt down the hunter till he has nowhere to run she went out in the night alone followed the path she'd always known you knew just where to put the hurt and you put the blame on her when you left her in the dirt give the guns to the girls quit talking to me about peace in this world let the girls have the guns let them hunt down the hunter till he has nowhere to run she went to school and gave her life stolen to be an old man's wife taken away into the dark three hundred daughters a world of broken hearts she had a smile like a break in the clouds thoughts in her head she could never say out loud angel angel of death angel give back her breath come down come down come down come down

  • 05:05 Lyrics Crow

    I have been forced by my beliefs by circumstances to live like a thief not your parrot not your tool I'm just a crow why must I suffer fools I will steal you away from your homefire steal you away from all the promises you try so hard to keep I'll ruin your days take away your nights so you can't sleep what you took from me belonged to no one belonged to everyone who thought that she was free you took my tongue told me to sing told me to fly then you broke my wing in this dream I have you cry and you lose just for once I laugh and win and I get to choose I send you out on the highway all alone to meet the night you have a suitcase full of money and no one you can pay to make things right don't tell the crow which songs to sing don't tell the wise men which gifts to bring don't follow me I leave no track I'll have your gold the minute you turn your back (you have no soul no style you're just a hack) go lie down in your bed you've got reason to fear cover up your head a reckoning is near you'd better keep a candle lit keep one eye open for the beast I'll sleep while you suffer I'll watch you hunger while I feast you'll cry out for mercy but it won't do you any good if you ain't praying now I think you'd better should if you ain't praying now I think you'd better should

  • 04:41 Story Lyrics Highway Prayer

    there's a bright light shining down on the water saw it through a break in the trees silver line of light shining down for me to follow and I'm driving across the river going where I please full moon shine your blue lights all around me shine a little dream down on me when I get a little closer gonna see a little clearer don't show me any signs I know the way when I get to the place I belong this time--please let me stay got my window down; I'm still driving the sound of the road in my ears just letting me know I'm still alive will this be the last time I ever pass through here? full moon shine your blue lights all around me shine a little dream down on me when I get a little closer gonna see a little clearer don't show me any signs I know the way when I get to the place I belong this time--please let me stay I don't mind looking in the rearview at everything that used to comfort me I know the place I'm headed is the perfect place to be full moon shine your blue lights all around me shine a little dream down on me when I get a little closer gonna see a little clearer don't show me any signs I know the way when I get to the place I belong this time--please let me stay