Autumn Waltz


And it’s hard to remember these days
The way it all held me in
The thrill of skin on skin

And it’s hard to recall the way
Time could move so slow
In your arms that long ago

And I wish I could fall in love
Like I did once before
But my heart it don’t beat the same
My heart, it don’t beat the same
…anymore

And you said love was a mystery
Hearts and hopes, they change
Just leaves on an autumn day

I know it’s all history
Memories to shut away
No point in trying to explain

That I wish I could fall in love
Like I did once before
But my heart, it don’t beat the same
My heart, it don’t beat the same
…anymore

Temptation Blues


Hard times make a man grow strong they say
But that ain’t necessarily the case
There’s right and wrong, and there’s what a heart can stand
But they look different to a desperate man

It’s an easy thing to sin
And easier still to do it again

I may not have a lot to show, but at least
At least my hands are clean

A microphone can’t make a thing the truth
But that don’t mean we don’t get fooled
These talking heads, they scream and scream and scream
‘Cause the biggest lie is easy to believe

Fear’s one hell of a commodity
When they don’t give a shit about you or me

I may not have a lot to show but at least
At least my hands are clean

Temptation blues…

There ain’t no man in a black cloak buying souls
Today he makes reality shows
‘Cause privacy and dignity bring more
And he’s turning folks away at the door

Money ain’t so hard to make
If you don’t care about the flesh it takes

I may not have a lot to show but at least
At least my hands are clean
Or that’s what I, what I tell myself at least
At least my hands are clean

Everything Burns


A cold night
The fire wanes
Another drink
To keep me awake

Shadows on
This life I’ve made
What I’ve lost
And what I saved

But everything burns
Everything burns eventually

A big house
But an empty bed
I collapse into
And want you instead

In this light
Success can seem
Failure when
It keeps you from me

‘Cause everything burns
Everything burns eventually

Come back
You’re all I need, would you
Come back?
I’d trade anything if you’d
Come back…

‘Cause everything burns
Everything burns eventually