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Jerome

Hey babe
why don't we run away?
Hit the road
call in sick with a cold

It's all right
It's ok
No one will miss us for days and days
By the time they know we're gone
We'll be miles and miles away from home

We can drive
drive until we run out of road
Stay awhile
Find a little bungalow

It's all right, it's ok
We'll make new friends along the way
By the time they learn our names
We'll be on the road again

Bridge
Live our lives in a little town
Stay awhile and maybe settle down
Have a garden and a lawn
Three kitties and a dog

We can live in a mountain home
Maybe move to Jerome
Watch the sun rise in the morning
Spend our nights in the Spirit Room

It's all right, it's ok
We'll make new friends along the way
By the time they learn our names
We'll be on the road again …

Sweet Gina B

I got you & you got me
Let's start a family
1 and 1 = 3
Oh, Sweet Gina B

First there's 3, then there's 4
5,6,7 8 and more
Usta have money, but now we're poor
Oh, Sweet Gina B

refrain in C7

Although our kiddees are heaven sent
Now we got no money for the rent
All our money's gone and went
Oh, Sweet Gina B

refrain in C7

The kiddees are everywhere
Got no food, the cupboard's bare
But I don't mind, no I don't care
Oh, Sweet Gina B

refrain in C7

Now we're old & we're gray
All our kiddees are gone away
' forgot our faces, forgot our names
Oh, Sweet Gina B
Sweet Gina B
It's just you and me
Oh, Sweet Gina B ~

Coconut Monkey Head

Well we're sitting on the beach Our toes are in the sand
The sun is shining down We've got drinks in our hands
A small breeze is blowing As the waves roll towards the shore
Your suntan's lightly glowing Who could ask for more?

I look over my shoulder underneath a palm tree
is a large coconut kinda looks like me
So we dress it all up put on a little hat
make him a body out of the sand

Coconut monkey head (4x)

As the sun goes down and we begin to tire
I gather up some firewood to build a little fire
The smell of the sea and the feel of the sand
could make anyone quit their jobs and move to an island

O, Coconut monkey head (4x)

So we sleep on the beach The tide has risen high
We watch the sun come up Through our bloodshot eyes
But the tide has washed away the body that we made
and all that's left is the coconut monkey head

O, Coconut monkey head (4x)

Fortunate Fool

I'd really like to figure you out
Climb inside your mind and spend awhile
See all the things that you've ever seen
Open up your drawers and dig through your dreams

I'd like to see your life as a child
When you used to laugh and smile
I'd like to wipe away your little tears
Box up and throw away your childhood fears

She's my honey bee
I love her like that
She's everything to me
I love her like that
She takes care of me
I take care of her too
She loves me like tha t
I'm a fortunate fool

I wish you could climb inside my mind
Clean up the mess I've left behind
Throw out all the junk I don't need
And finally uncover the real me

I wish you could see life through my eyes
Come inside and spend awhile
Walk a mile with me in my shoes
And chase away those baby blues

She's my honey bee
I love her like that
She's everything to me
I love her like that
She takes care of me
I take care of her too
She loves me like that
I'm a fortunate fool

it's raining in the desert

it's raining in the desert
Manna from the heavens
the sound of raindrops falling
muffles the surroundings

the Earth drinks
Plants are dancing
the Skies speak
Thunder Booming
The puddles reflect the clouds they came from
the Earth and Sky become One again . . .
It's raining in the desert 4x

Father Sky and Mother Earth
your children dance before you
Father Sky and Mother Earth
we all dance before you

It's raining in the desert 4x

Wildflowers spring up
beneath my feet
the browns all change
into green
the coyote lays down
as if to sleep
and the hawk flies over
watching everything

It's raining in the desert 4x

That Birthday Song

Well another year has come and gone
And we're both still standing
We've both had our ups and downs
But we're both still smiling.

So happy Birthday (fill in the blank here) ___________
It's good to be here
Happy Birthday my friend
Have another beer
It's a pleasure to be called
One of your friends
But I can't believe you ain't dead yet.

It don't seem like that long ago that we were both young
But days turned to weeks
And weeks into years
And time just marches on
Well the good times and bad times just blend into one
It's been a great ride so far
But I see one more bad day just on the horizon
That's kinda the opposite of this one.

So happy Birthday you old hippie
It's good to be here
So Happy Birthday you old dog
Have another beer
It's a pleasure to be called
One of your friends
But I can't believe you ain't dead yet.
But I can't believe you ain't dead yet.
But I can't believe you ain't dead yet.

Welcome to the 21st Century

Well, people we've been on one big ride
Watching politics from the side
2004 was quite a year
it's like 1969's here again

I guess Jesus don't need me on his side
He's got all his people walking around carrying signs
He's got the billboards and he's got radio
47 channels of tv shows . . .

This ain't the way it's supposed to be
When you're living in a true Democracy
But things ain't gonna be how they used to be
Welcome to the 21st Century

Now they say that I'm left but I know I'm right
I can see with my own two eyes
And my ears work perfectly
I can hear the lies that they're telling me

And they say they're right but I know that they're wrong
They want to use God to divide us all
Don't give women the right to choose
And if you're gay baby, you're going to lose

And if you're not legal baby, you got to go
Leave your life here and go back home
And if you're progressive, they don't like that
Don't like us radical democrats

This ain't the way it's supposed to be
When you're living in a free Democracy
But this is the way that it's going to be
Welcome to the 21st Century

But just because we're down doesn't mean that we're out
United we stand, brother - divided we fall
So remember that the Price of Liberty
It begins with you - it begins with me . . .

Like You

I always wanted to be like you
The golden boy with the silver tongue
And all the women always loved you
They said you were the one,
yeah, you were the one

I always wanted to be like you
So together all of the time
And when we walked into a room
It was always you that shined

And then I heard they found you one day
Why'd you do it I just can't see
And then it made me stop and think how
You always wanted to be like me.


We lived our lives when times were easy
And we had some days when things got rough
I just wish that you would have told me
When things just got to be too tough

Don't you know you left us all hanging
In a world that is somehow changed
I kinda feel like I've walked in a room where
Everything has been re-arranged


Old Man

I see my old man out walking in his fields all alone
His wife and his friends have all died and gone
I wonder what he's thinking, does he ever think of me
His only son who should have carried on the name of the family

What kind of son am I? Does he think I turned out all right?
Moved into the city, stayed out every night.
Played some music, sang some songs, sat up on this stage all alone
The farmer's son who's now full grown, the prodigal son who never came home

Well the place I need to go back to is the place I left behind
All my life I've been running, didn't know what I would find
Moved into the city, headed on downtown
Sometimes you can't find yourself with the bright lights shining down . . .

It's Saturday night, I'm all alone
I think I'll go down to Voo Doo Daddy's, and see what's going on
I got some money, I just got paid today
I'd like to have a few drinks before I fade away

But the place I need to go back to is the place I left behind
All my life I've been running, didn't know what I would find
Moved into the city, headed on downtown
Dm - Sometimes you can't find yourself with the bright lights shining down . . .

I see myself out walking on the city streets all alone
My friends and my family are far away back home
But one thing I've learned, is that you can never go back to the farm
You never get a second deal once the dice has been thrown

But the place I need to go back to is the place I left behind
All my life I've been running, didn't know what I would find
Moved into the city, headed on downtown
Dm - Sometimes you can't find yourself with the bright lights shining down . .

Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die . . .
Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die . . .
Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die . . .


Black-

One time as a child, a wise old man said to me
I think it was an older cousin, or maybe someone with authority
I asked him with an open mind, I asked him where the rain came from
And he said God was crying and I thought it was something that I had done

One time as a boy I watched my father leave my home
And I felt my mother cry , and I never felt so alone
I watched her tears roll down I watched her tears fall like rain
And thought back to the time to the time when God was cryin

Was it something that I said – Was it something that I did?
To make the rain come down? See it all come crashing down-
Every time it rains – it takes me back, takes me back to the time
when I was a child
When I saw the tears of God. . .

You know all the things you did as a child
All the things you saw and felt
Are the things that made you everything that you are now
You know, a poet once said : The child is the father of the man,
But then that poet died – and only left behind
was those words that he said . . .

Now that I’m a man I try so hard to understand
That the rain it’s not my fault – that everything, its not my fault
Still every time I see you cry – it takes me back to the time
It takes me back to the time when I saw God cry . . .

Teacher

Teacher can you tell me what it’s all about
Just this one time help me out
I really don’t know what to think
And I really don’t know quite what to do
I guess I’ll just count on you

Can you tell me why my family is fallin apart
If things were going to get so bad
Then why’d they even start?
Can you tell me why my dad don’t love my mom?
Can you tell me Teach? Come on, help me out
I’ve never been down this road before
I guess I’m on my way . . . "

Can you tell me why people fight?
If they would just talk about it–
they would see the light
Can you tell me why things gotta change?
Why can’t they just always stay the same

Sometimes it feels like:
I've got no eyes - sometimes I just can't see
I've got no ears - things just don't get through to me
It's like I've got no hands - sometimes I just can't feel
It's like I've got no mind - nothin will ever learn me

I’ve never been down this road before
I guess I’m on my way . . .

Teacher can you tell me what it’s all about
Just this one time help me out . . .

Rest Home

Rest homes, restrooms
Wayside rests and acid tests and
Growin’ old, old and stale
Just waitin’ to die and go to hell

Shouldn’t be so cynical but the world is so tyrannical
And whatcha goin’ to do anyway?
Put me in a rest home
I need the rest anyway . . .

Now I could be mistaken but it always seemed to me
That a man is just as old as he believes himself to be
Now I was 30 at 18 and 12 when I was 10
So when I’m 80 don’t try and cage me,
I’ll still be going strong by then

Now ‘bout the time I’m 60 I should be about 21
That’s the time I put away for havin’ all my fun
Well, life of booze and women ain’t as bad as it seems
At 65 I’ll find a girl just bustin’ out’o her jeans . . .

And you can put me in a rest home
I’ll need the rest, I’m sure in a rest home
Takin’ all my meds in a rest home
Never have to work another day in my life in a rest home
Chasin’ round the nurses all day and all night in a rest home

Hope I don't die before I get old . . .

Nothing But Time - Tommy Anderson 12.23.13

Sitting here all alone in a room full of friends
They say that time heals all wounds, but some wounds just never mend
'Been close as I'll ever be to Heaven
And I've spent some time in Hell
And I've been as free as I'll ever be
And I've spent some time in jail

But jail has a whole new meaning for me
Now that I'm alone
'Cause these four walls that surround me now
I built on my own
And this old house that I'm locked up in
Used to be a home.
I've got nothing but time now
Just time to be alone…

Dobro & slide gtr lead over verse + chorus

The door is there in front of me
But somehow, I've lost the key
So now I'm locked inside these four walls
Where no one can see
And all I've got is this old guitar
And some old memories
I've got nothing but time now
And all these memories

I've got nothing but time now ~ just some old memories
I've got nothing but time now ~ just some old memories …

Harmony - Tommy Anderson 11.20.13

I want to write a song like Jackson Browne
One where everybody sings along
One with a simple melody
And everybody singing harmony Harmony ~

Harmony Everybody's sounding clear
Harmony Take these notes and put them together
Harmony Everybody singing along
Harmony The song just gets better and better Harmony …

I remember how it used to be
Things were just a little more easy
People always used to smile
And love lasted a long long while

I want to go to a time back, when
Lovers loved each other and friends were friends
When everybody got along
Just like the notes in a song ~

I want to go to a time back, when
Lovers loved each other and friends were friends
When everybody got along
Just like the notes in a song ~

Harmony…
What we all need is harmony
What everybody needs is harmony
What the world needs is harmony

You Can't Fall Out Of Love - Tommy Anderson


If you love somebody, you've got to set them free
If they love you, they will always be
I thought it was love, but it was only neglect
It's been a year, but I still don't get it

You can't fall out of love; it's so easy to fall in
You can't fall out of love, there's no way to begin
You can't fall out of love, you just walk away
Try to survive day to day
You can't fall out of love.

The day begins, sad and alone
I work hard all day, then I come back home
But a home without love is just a house
Four walls to hide inside and keep the outside out ~

You can't fall out of love; it's so easy to fall in
You can't fall out of love, there's no way to begin
You can't fall out of love, you just walk away
Try to survive day to day
You can't fall out of love.

Every girl I meet, just reminds me of you
Everyone tells me I've got to find somebody new
But now you're left and now you're gone
I'm left here alone, it's time to be moving on.

You can't fall out of love; it's so easy to fall in
You can't fall out of love, there's no way to begin
You can't fall out of love, you just walk away
Try to survive day to day
You can't fall out of love.


Ten Hundred Thousand Dollars

You know what I’d really like? Ten Hundred Thousand Dollars.
You know what I really need? Ten Hundred Thousand Dollars.
Paper contracts and shiny teeth
SUV and suburban streets
Brand new bed and shiny sheets
The more I got the more I need
You know what I really need? Ten Hundred Thousand Dollars.

Gotta have more – the good old stuff just ain’t good enough
I need more – get me some of that new stuff
Gotta get more – my good old stuff just ain’t good enough
I need more – but first I need some of that green stuff . . .

Gotta Gotta Gotta Gotta get me some . . .

You know what I’d really like? Ten Hundred Thousand Dollars.
You know what I really need? Ten Hundred Thousand Dollars.
No need to choose – just buy everything
Brand new chest and diamond rings -
Brand new toys and more fun things -
Brand new pool and jaccuzzi –

You know what I gotta have people??????
Ten Hundred Thousand Dollars !!!

You know what I’d really like?
You know what I’d really like?
I gotta million reasons why I need . . .
Ten Hundred Thousand Dollars
Ten Hundred Thousand Dollars
Ten Hundred Thousand Dollars
Ten Hundred Thousand Dollars

Gotta Gotta Gotta Gotta get me some . . .

That'll Teach Ya

'Bout the time you finally got it all figured out,
Something comes at ya, outta nowhere at all.
'bout the time you're finally waking up,
you say,"That'll teach you."

Signs and Omens Seem to be all around
I'm just not good at seeing them
Don't think I'll ever learn
Hit you like a bug on a windshield
no warning at all
Moving way too fast to notice things too small

It used to be that we would talk on the phone
But now she's gone gone gone gone - gone
And I am on my own
I guess, that'll teach ya


Paradise -

t. anderson/g.wegener
You are on the road youve left it all behind
And everywhere you look everything reminds you
Lines on the road and telephone poles
The miles pass away and the road goes on and on . . .

People and places in your mind
Are right where you left them – far behind
And you know you cant go back not this time
You’ve chosen a new life and its do or die

When you lose yourself look inside of you
Fly to Paradise (its) just on the horizon
Theres so much in life if you could only try
Fly to Paradise Its all inside you . . .

Paradise is all around you
If you look deep enough you will find it in you
Look all around look deep in my eyes
Look deep into my soul and there you'll find

Paradise

Your baggage is as heavy as you make it
If you’ve had bad luck you’ve got to break it
Your future is your own you have to make it
And you can't fool yourself no you cant fake it

So look for me in Paradise
I will look for you in Paradise
Look for me in Paradise
I will look for you in Paradise

So look for me in Paradise
I will look for you in Paradise
Look for me in Paradise
I will look for you in Paradise


Jump Back

I can remember when I was all on my own
it doesn’t seem that long ago
Like I say – I can remember way back when
When the evening started after ten . . .

Jump back (jump back baby)
Jump back
Jump back (jump back baby)
Jump back in time– it’s easy don’t you see

I remember how the ladies all looked
- man, they were looking fine
How they’d all be wearing those tight fittin dresses
and their hair done up and looking fine
I remember, O Lord, just how they smelled
And I remember how their lips just felt
- do you remember it, do you remember it?

Jump back (jump back baby)
Jump back
Jump back (jump back baby)
Jump back in time– it’s easy don’t you see

Jump back (jump back baby)
Jump back
Jump back (jump back baby)
Jump back in time– it’s easy don’t you see

Love Where Are You Now

No one has to tell me that she's sad
And I wonder how all this happened
Whatever happened to the love we had ?
Whatever happened to the love we shared

Is it too late now, is it gone forever?
Love where are you now?

I can think of nothing quite so sad
As throwing away the best thing you ever had
But without you in my life, I'm lost
Lost and lonely . . .

Is it too late now, is it gone forever?
Love where are you now?

I don't need to tell you how I feel
The words on this page are too real
Where have I been all these years?
Tryin' to find the bottom of a beer

Is it too late now, is it gone forever?
Love where are you now?


White and Black

When I’m drivin’ on down to the laundromat
it’s usually after a show or sumpin’ like that
I take my clothes down to Mr. Lo
he say, “ You come back now afta 5, you know”

Then I’m drivin’ in my car on down the street
look for a subway or sumpin’ to eat
I’m a drivin’ high and riding low -
When I come up to a stop sign and say, “Yo!”
“ Yo, ladies, say, I’m lost - can you help a poor boy out,
whaddya say?

Well then time goes by - we’re talking and then I say
“Whaccha doin tonight? Wanna see a great show?
I’m playin tonight don’t cha know

whyn’t cha come on down to Stevie’s Place
I think I’m goin on just after 8,
maybe they’ll let you in if you say it’s just you
Or maybe, you could bring a grlfriend or two

just no twelve ton fish stick or nuttin like that
Maybe just me and you and a friend or two

just no twelve ton fish stick or nuttin like that
Maybe just me and you and a friend or two

Well I’m drivin down the road it’s after a show
it’s nighttime, there’s no no else on the road
it’s just me and 5-0, and he’s looking at me
And I say,"Hey,I got nothing, I'm just goin' home, you see"

And the streetlights are shinin across a black sky
And everything takes on a surreal quality
And
everything it’s just white and black
everything it’s just white and black
everything it’s just white and black
everything it’s just white and black
everything it’s just white and black
everything it’s just white and black
everything it’s just white and black


everything it’s just white and black