lyrics by Alex Wurlitzer

01) Boredom and pain

It ain┬┤t that hard to understand that the news is nothing new
I lost track of you my little friend on Sunset Avenue
You gotta keep on riding it┬┤s all that one can do
I always tried to see it from your vivid point of view

And what you have from this boredom and pain makes you wonder
Outside my world lies crumbled

Green sprouts of innocence are getting mowed
My love has lost direction, tired of moving on
Outburst of bewilderedness, dedication left and gone
The blessings of self-indulgence make me feel at home

And what you have from this boredom and pain makes you wonder
Outside my world lies crumbled

If something needs believin┬┤ I will pay someone who┬┤ll do
When my heart is torn asunder I┬┤ll save the pieces left for you
I have been told too many lies, now I do believe they┬┤re true
I tried to walk the line, I┬┤ve done all that I can do

And what you have from this boredom and pain makes you wonder
Outside my world lies crumbled
And what you have from this boredom and pain makes you wonder
Don┬┤t you know my world lies crumbled

02) One more day at the guillotine

One more day at the guillotine
Time for justice on all TV screens
Tarred and feathered, defamed with ease
Soon forgotten, they do as they please

The times they are changin┬┤ the rules are applied
The way that they want it there┬┤s nothing to hide
Got an empty cup come fill it up
Out in the moonshine you┬┤re still on my mind

All of my worries have been cast aside
For doom and gloom since I passed my prime
I cried for the weepin┬┤, cried for the tears
That I shed in my time in those wasted years

It ain┬┤t no use to look ahead
When your body is buried without your head
It┬┤s good for you it┬┤s plain to see
But the truth out there is not for me

Way over yonder there┬┤s a place I┬┤ve been
It won┬┤t be remembered cause it crumbled from within
The pain is still there it┬┤s all I feel
Someday I┬┤ll be gone and you┬┤ll still be here

03) Heart full of country

Well today I was feeling kind of low
You wanted me to play a song that I don┬┤t wanna know
It hurts my soul but I have to tell you so
You don┬┤t care about country and that ain┬┤t rock ┬┤n roll

The town I come from ain┬┤t Nashville nor Baltimore
And Smoke on the Water - I can┬┤t do that no more
I tried to escape this race before it takes its toll
Turned to a heart full of country and a little bit of rock ┬┤n roll

But it┬┤s hard to stroll it┬┤s hard to get down
When everybody just turns around
But now I go back to the only thing I know
A heart full of country and a little bit of rock ┬┤n roll

My friend Neil lives on the other side of town
He plays the steel, I gotta nail that sound - sometime, anyhow
A gentle man he is, his music full of soul
A heart full of country and a little bit of rock ┬┤n roll

But it┬┤s hard to stroll it┬┤s hard to get down
When everybody just turns around
But now I go back to the only thing I know
A heart full of country and a little bit of rock ┬┤n roll

I knew a girl she once let me down
She went down to the station, she didn┬┤t like my sound
Now I┬┤m trying to find a way to satisfy my soul
With a heart full of country and a little bit of rock ┬┤n roll

But it┬┤s hard to stroll it┬┤s hard to get down
When everybody just turns around
But now I go back to the only thing I know
A heart full of country and a little bit of rock ┬┤n roll
A heart full of country and a little bit of rock ┬┤n roll

04) Where the streets are deserted

I used my connections and payed off the warden
So I left this old prison nothing else I had seen
Set out for the city with my dusty old suitcase
A bottle of wine and some pills I had brought

When you┬┤re walking the line it┬┤s hard to keep turning
I┬┤m bound to go there where the streets are deserted

I cried in pity there┬┤s nothing left of the city
That I remembered before she turned away
Ballrooms were shut down, windows are broken
Factories in ruins, words left unspoken

When you┬┤re walking the line it┬┤s hard to keep turning
There┬┤s dust in the air where the streets are deserted

People still busy with useless relations
Always at talkin┬┤ with nothing to say
Glass is half-empty, turned to the low-down
In need of protection by government┬┤s law

I┬┤ll plant in the yard and will wait for the summer
Till love will return with tears I don┬┤t bother
Apples and cherries, ginger and blueberries
Ramsons and roses, till love will return

When you┬┤re walking the line it┬┤s hard to keep turning
I┬┤ll say my prayer where the streets are deserted

05) Out of stock

Going down
Back to where I belong
Got my finger on the trigger
It┬┤s all I┬┤ve known

See the kingdoms rise and fall
Back and forth and nothing won
Got my finger on the trigger
I get paid so I┬┤ll get this killing done

When the sun is rising the blood keeps flowing on

Going strong
My motor┬┤s still going strong
I don┬┤t get lost in the desert
I don┬┤t question what I┬┤ve done

As the blood keeps rising the wind is blowing strong

It┬┤s a ruthless world
They won┬┤t ship when they┬┤re out of stock
Keep your memory clean
It┬┤s the one and only thing you still have got

The blood keeps rising, my motor┬┤s running hot

06) Laura

Laura┬┤s on my mind
Down the river to the sea
She┬┤d travel anywhere
Past the valleys and these fields
Through the sunshine and the rain
Laura┬┤s on my mind

A kingdom full of gold
In her soul and in her song
I┬┤ve been going down this road
I┬┤d been travelling for so long
I don┬┤t think I┬┤m travelling blind
As I am slowly growing old
Not often there you find
A kingdom full of gold

Now she┬┤s vanished in the haze
She┬┤s gone looking for the song
Another story she can tell
Another tune that might be sung
A kingdom full of gold
Is falling for her grace
Every distance is not near
Now she┬┤s vanished in the haze

07) Are all these your guitars

I was riding the mystery train to a place far from here
It was a cold winter Sunday and I was drenched with fear
I ran into a stranger and he pointed at the stars
He asked me just one question: Are all these your guitars?

Well I answered: Yes, man, I lost count of them
I was having a hard time, a hard time fitting in
I spent years searching for the right one to give in
Still I┬┤m longing for that axe and now I can┬┤t go back again

Right now I┬┤m going vintage, I┬┤m getting tired of new
They┬┤ve banned Brazilian rosewood, African ivory, too
You can┬┤t ship oversea, foreign customs will sort that out
And put you into jail as soon as they┬┤ve found out

I┬┤m just looking for a piece of wood that I can┬┤t do without
Shed my blood over every fret and make it cry out loud
To keep the fire burning that┬┤s still glowing in my heart
And help me deal with all the pain that┬┤s tearing me apart

That stranger now repented asking me that way
It must have changed his mind, the words I came to say
He raised up his finger, showed the tatoo below his scars
He told me with a grin: Girls a just like guitars.

You can change the strings, but that won┬┤t keep her in tune
Or lay your hands on everyone and everytime you learn something new
You┬┤ve gotta make her sing with a bell-like tone
You┬┤ve gotta take your slide, don┬┤t make her cry but make her moan

I looked him in the eyes, he knew I had understood
I turned my head towards the town and the run-down neighborhood
My heart still filled with sorrow guess I┬┤m reaching for the stars
Gotta find a keeper and get rid of these guitars

08) Saving time

You pack your bag straight heading for
The warm breeze of summer
I guess you know that I┬┤m a waste of time
So don┬┤t bother

And while I┬┤m here I memorize
The crossroads in my life
The final hour by darkened skies
Has caught us by surprise

And we┬┤re just saving time
We┬┤re just saving time

Now life is short, a grocery store
Opened ┬┤till tomorrow
Grab all the things you┬┤re longing for
And return those that give sorrow

And while I┬┤m here I memorize
The crossroads in your eyes
The final hour by darkened skies
Has caught us by surprise

And we┬┤re just saving time
We┬┤re just saving time
For the rest of our lives
For the things we don┬┤t know
As we move out of here
┬┤Till the summer is gone

09) Falling in between

It comes to show now that we can see
Where we are and where we┬┤ll be
Just myself falling in between
Between your heart and a long-held dream

Words repel, hurt is growing
Set aside something to redeem
Down these streets we┬┤re going
Like the river┬┤s flowing
Time for roaming one more scene
Falling in between

Got a feeling there┬┤s no tomorrow
Since yesterday has never been
Close your eyes in sweetest sorrow
That┬┤s another morning spent

Words repel, hurt is growing
Set aside something to redeem
Down these streets we┬┤re going
On this river floating
Time for roaming one more scene
Falling in between

10) She lays alone

Wanderin┬┤ through the summer skies
Wasting money wasting time
Credit keeps the business flowin┬┤
I don┬┤t recall the place I┬┤m going

Riches don┬┤t mean a thing
Since I lost your diamond ring
The river since I brought you there
Is the only one to hear my prayers

My love she lays alone
My love she lays alone

Time keeps drippin┬┤ from the clock
I smashed it but it never stops
The only thing that┬┤s left to do
Is to wash this knife and hand it to you

My love she lays alone
My love she lays alone
My love she lays alone
My love she lays alone

11) Don`t drink that water

Going down the alley at night
They┬┤re breaking up cars at dawn
Gotta park well out of sight
Don┬┤t leave no guitar in the trunk at all
No guitar in the trunk at all

They say that I┬┤m so strong
But I cried the whole night long
Hold on to the one you love
You can┬┤t touch the powers above
Can┬┤t touch the powers above
No guitar in the trunk at all

That poisoned well keeps flowing on
Don┬┤t drink that water for you┬┤ll soon be gone
Not even in the burning sun
Don┬┤t drink that water for you┬┤ll soon be gone
Don┬┤t drink it for you┬┤ll soon be gone
Don┬┤t mess with the powers above
No guitar in the trunk at all

I feel there must be something wrong
That┬┤s why I came to sing my song
To make things better takes twice as long
If it┬┤s too late for that then sing along
If it┬┤s too late for that then sing along
Don┬┤t drink that water for you┬┤ll soon be gone
Don┬┤t mess with the powers above
No guitar in the trunk at all