LYRICS | LONGSHOT

Be with You

I don’t wanna pay my rent
But I’ll do it anyway
Gotta have a place to sleep
Tight enough to drift away

I don’t wanna be aimless
I don’t like all these changes
Pretty sure I don’t But maybe I do
All I know right now

Is I just wanna be with you
I just wanna be with you
I just wanna be with you
I just wanna be with you

Now everywhere that I walk
Seems like a brand new place
Like the first day of school
Scared I’m gonna fall on my face

Not that I’ve never been daring
Just don’t like the air that I’m sharing
Pretty sure I don’t but maybe I will
The air’s too hard to see through

And I just wanna be with you
I just wanna be with you
I just wanna be with you
Just wanna be with you

I don’t need a shiny car
But I might drive one anyway
Won’t blame what the rain washes off
If I wake up on a sunny day

I just wanna be with you
I just wanna be with you
I just wanna be with you
Just wanna be with you

 

Get You Alone

All these people in a crowded room
Conversations that don’t really matter
The only voice I hear is yours
Wishing you would just take my hand
Lead me somewhere that I don’t know
And tell me I’m the only one that you hear too

How do I get you alone, get you alone, get you alone
Somewhere I don’t know
How do I get you alone, get you alone, get you alone
Just shadows in the street
How do I get you alone

I remember the night
Spinning records and talking for hours
Diamond rugs, Graham, and Emmylou
You were so close, but far away behind your eyes
Then the night just slipped away

Tell me…

How do I get you alone, get you alone, get you alone
Somewhere I don’t know
How do I get you alone, get you alone, get you alone
Just shadows in the street
How do I get you alone

 

Head In The Sky

Everyone’s talking
But not much has been said
Subtly and softly
Is the starlight up ahead

It’s already midnight
Guess the time had passed me by
Stuck at the bottom
With my head up in the sky

With my head up in the sky
Head up in the sky
Oh Oh
Where the time had passed me by
With my head up in the sky
Oh Oh Oh

Nothing gives warning
Not much gives a second chance
When you’re high above
Inside a clouded circumstance

It’s not that I don’t need you
It’s not that I don’t care
Where you saw me standing
I just wasn’t really there

No I wasn’t really there
I wasn’t really there
Oh oh
And it’s not that I don’t care
I just wasn’t really there
Oh oh Oh

Head up in the sky
My head up in the sky
Oh oh
Where the time had passed me by
With my head up in the sky
Oh oh oh

 

I Want To

If I could only take a ride
To Another chance
If I could could blame the past
On bitter circumstance
I never could find a way to come through
I never could love you babe
Like I wanted to

I saw your sister she was smiling
She was killing time
We started talking I started lying
Saying I’m alright
I never could hide away what people knew
I never could love you babe
Like I wanted to

And I wonder who’s loving you
Driving you down Pacific Avenue
Like I want to

Frost on the garden Ended what started unwillingly
Time will tell When the seasons melt
What’s best for me
I never could find a way to do the things for you
I never could love you babe
Like I wanted to

And I wonder who’s loving you
Driving you down Pacific Avenue
Like I want to
Like I want to
Like I want to

 

Longshot

You walk around a stranger hoping that I see
You stroll around this town like you owe it to me

I’m gonna tell you right now
I’m gonna tell you right now
Tell you right now
It’s a long shot

You’re all high strung and busted like your beat up old guitar
You talk in circles baby who do the hell do you think you are

I’m gonna tell you right now
Tell you right now
Tell you right now
It’s a long shot

I’m gonna tell you right now
Tell you right now
Tell you right now

You cast your curtain stranger selfish with your bow
Your play has ended early everyone’s walked out

I’m gonna tell you right now
Tell you right now
Tell you right now
It’s a long shot

I’m gonna tell you right now
Tell you right now
Tell you right now
It’s a long shot

 

Minimum Wage

Someone’s easy is always easier
Why can’t the crazy just let me be
Someone’s pretty ain’t always prettier
Are you the wrong kind for me

These little worlds so many heartaches
So many nobody’s so many towns
Every thing is the same but nothing’s the same
We all wake up then we all break down

Someone’s heart is always the hardest
Too much lonely between these walls
Sky scrappers ,concrete cages
Everyone’s seen it all

The disconnected and disappointed
Too many secrets too many sounds
Nothing’s the same but everyone’s the same
We all wake up and we all fall down

And the world keeps spinning around
Build it up but it’s gonna come down
Do you just look the part
Are you the one to keep my heart

Momma singing to her new born baby
Tommy’s searching for mimimum wage
Sarah relaxes and watches her stories
And it all stays the same

And the world keeps spinning around
Build it up but it’s gonna come down
Do you just look the part
Are you the one to keep my heart
Can you keep my heart

 

Ojai

I been a fool for awhile
Hey what you doing tonight
Are you still playing with fire

I’ve been along for the ride
Let’s go out dancing
Are you saying goodbye

Ooh I can see your face in the sunlight
Mountains outline the blue sky
We rest beneath the oak in the shade
Ooh shooting star lasts a short time
Tried to hold onto it so tight
Til the Santa Ana’s blew it away

Too much of anything
Won’t give you what you need
And I’m always wondering

Are you around for awhile
Cause I’m hungry now
And I won’t let you leave

Ooh I can see your face in the sunlight
Mountains outline the blue sky
We rest beneath the oak in the shade
Ooh a shooting star lasts a short time
Tried to hold onto it so tight
Til the Santa Ana’s blew you away

Ojai, Ojai

 

PUPPETEER

Dress me up in shiny things
Make me feel alright
Walk me with the kings and queens
With my head above the sky
Help me drink down that pill
Don’t care what it does
Help me baby spin that wheel
Sweep the dust under the rug

Puppeteer pull the string that I can’t cut loose
Make me do what I do
Life is a border town
They say we’re only passing through
Somewhere from here to there in the spaces in between
It’s up to you, Puppeteer

I knew a guy from Baltimore
With Texas on his mind
Said all he wanted was to work by the shore
And wipe the sweat from his eyes
Never really came quite clear
Just what brought him back
Guess he never learned to doubt the fear
To take the dust off the track

Puppeteer pull the string that I can’t cut loose
Make me do what I do
Life is a border town they say we’re only passing through
Somewhere from here to there in the spaces in between
I wanna mean something more to you

That’s What You Get

I know what you want baby try to cut pieces off me
If that’s who you are then I’ll show you who I’m gonna be
One thing is certain it’s certain nothing can last
If you’re needing safety it’s better to live in the past

That’s what you get
When you let the well run dry
That’s what you get, That’s what you get

People are needy and love is just Velcro and glue
It talks about freedom but just wants to bind me to you
I have a love it’s a love of a different kind

That’s what you get
When you fall behind the curve
That’s what you get, That’s what you get

 

Tony Joe White

You can run em down all night never have to think or do anything
Stare straight in the light, never have blink
Or do anything

You can have whatever you want
You can have whatever you want
But you’re never never never never never never never gonna be as cool
As Tony Joe White Tony Joe White Tony Joe White Tony Joe White

Drive around all night distracted in your car coudn’t tell me where we are
Tell me how’s it feel on the other side when your riding high

You can have whatever you want
You can have whatever you want
But you’re never never never never never never never gonna be as cool
As Tony Joe White Tony Joe White Tony Joe White Tony Joe White

You can have whatever you want
You can have whatever you want
But you’re never never never never never never never gonna be as cool
As Tony Joe White Tony Joe White Tony Joe White Tony Joe White

 

Your Sweet Time

I’m standing here
Nothing quite clear
Just about to loose my mind
Two dollars short
Love is not a sure thing
Do you know another kind

I wanna know
Am I wasting your sweet time
Wasting your
Your sweet time

Wont you come back to me
Nothing turning your cheek
Nothing coming down that road
Won’t be the same
Tired of playing your game
Like you don’t want me no more

I wanna know
Am I wasting your sweet time
Wasting your
Your sweet time

I’m looking straight at a south bound dream
Oh honey don’t the time move slow
I don’t care if you have to tell me
Tell me what I already know
A long black ribbon spins under my wheels
Got a long, long way to go
When the morning comes I’ll be banging my drum
We can only go so far

I wanna know
Am I wasting your sweet time
Wasting your
Your sweet time
Tell me now
Am I wasting your sweet time
Wasting your
Your sweet time