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Unpublished Lyrics

 
 
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 10 Apr, 2008 05:04 am
Lone Star Road

Been away too long
Then it went all wrong
Lone Star Road
Gotta take me home

Lone Star Road
Gonna take me home
Long hard road
Go by the bus or thumb

Makes the old homestead
Seem fonder yeah
Now the Lone Star Road
Gonna take me home

Lone Star Road
Lone Star Road
Gonna take me home

I was an angry lad
Til the boy went mad
Lone Star Road
Gonna take me home

See the children play
See my parents gray
Lone Star Road
Gonna take me home

Lone Star Road
Gonna take me home
Lone Star Road
By the bus or thumb

Lone Star Road
Lone Star Road
Gonna take me home
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 12 Apr, 2008 05:15 pm
Showdown

Walleyed piebald struck the fence rail
Slung young Rusty past its tail
He rolled and scrambled outside the corral
He come up wearing his worst scowl
Well the fellers joked and hoorawed
Til he pounded one wrangler's jaw
And the piebald was laughing at them all
It shook its mane and stood there like a wall

And it's Whooey raking with them spurs
And the piebald keeps pitchin' like the saddle's full of burrs
And it's Yehaw kissin' clear blue sky
And the piebald stops and watches with one wicked eye

Now a nameless stranger spoke up
A sittin' with his guitar bunged up
I can ride any mustang you put me on
His back was bent His legs was long
Well the piebald snorted with scorn
I'll make this cowboy sad he was born
And the piebald went pitchin' and spinnin'
The stranger planted there gruntin' and grinnin'

And it's Whooey raking with them spurs
And the piebald keeps pitchin' like the saddle's full of burrs
And it's Yehaw brushin' clear blue sky
And the piebald stops and watches with one wicked eye

The stranger died from starvation
The piebald got religion
Because the bastard still refused to fall
He rolled until he brushed him off
Into the corral stepped the foreman
Regarding that horse unbroken
And the piebald regarded him unbowed
He threw out the gate and left it walk out

Well it was Whooey raking with them spurs
And the piebald just pitchin' like the saddle's full of burrs
And it's Yehaw kissin' clear blue sky
And the piebald stops and watches with one wicked eye

Well it was Whooey raking with them spurs
And the piebald a pitchin' like the saddle's full of burrs
Now running free neath the clear blue sky
And the piebald never stops or even wonders why
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 31 Jul, 2008 04:45 pm
It was a dark and oh so stormy night
Dreams were kept largely out of sight
Rockin' on the briny sea
I thought my baby was coming back to me

When a ship appeared on the horizon
The same time the sun was a risin'
Thought I saw her on the bridge
I hoped she forgave me for my sacrilege

Suddenly a shot rang out across the bow
I wondered if I better let her catch me now
Suddenly a pirate flag got unfurled
And I knew I would never be one with my girl

I was drifting on the Sargasso Sea
Where all the currents fell away from me
Rockin' on a lifeless sea
I saw my baby a coming after me

When her ship appeared on the horizon
I looked at her a realizing'
There was such beauty in her face
I hoped I could finally give up the race

Suddenly a shot rang across the bow
I wondered if I better let her catch me now
Suddenly her pirate flag unfurled
And I knew I would never be one with my girl
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 30 Aug, 2008 05:57 pm
Chorus 1
Hiding from the rockets' red glare
Peep through holes in the stratosphere
Strapping bombs to their friends to wear
So begins another day in the endless war

Chorus 2
Riding on the rockets red glare
Or driving through the smoke filled air
Strangers fighting in a strange land
So begins another day across the endless sand

v1
I was feeling almost done
Sleeping in the noonday sun
Left my porch and started to roam
Heard shouts of children by my home

v2
Lights was flashing in the street
Blood splashing round my feet
Dead were the kids of my friend
Father had already met his end

Chorus 1
Hiding from the rockets' red glare
Peep through holes in the stratosphere
Strapping bombs to their friends to wear
So begins another day in the endless war

Chorus 2
Riding on the rockets red glare
Or driving through the smoke filled air
Strangers fighting in a strange land
So begins another day across the endless sand

v3
Walking to save gasoline
Gave away my Ford machine
Went early to walk the town
I'm feeling hopeless as a clown

v4
I was downsized from my work
I just hang around and lurk
I was schooled to do my job
Can't help the feeling I was robbed

Chorus 1
Hiding from the rockets' red glare
Peep through holes in the stratosphere
Strapping bombs to their friends to wear
So begins another day in the endless war

Chorus 2
Riding on the rockets red glare
Or driving through the smoke filled air
Strangers fighting in a strange land
So begins another day across the endless sand

Bridge
I was fighting in the desert sand
Came home to another war
I was fighting in the desert sand
Came home to another war

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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 12 Oct, 2008 06:52 pm



In love she strikes like venom
This girl she walks like denim
Rapt and strong
When winds blow wrong
She’s got to be the rose in winter

She wraps her grace around me
I thank heaven she’s found me
I watch her face
There’s not a trace
Of phoniness and fake boundaries

When the night is unwinding
The moon just lamely lining
If she don’t sleep
The stars grow weak
Throwing shadows at her shining

I dearly love to see her
I truly love to be there
When wolves that growl
Must face her smile
Then retreat most ungraciously














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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 18 Oct, 2008 08:05 am
The Lost Chevrolet

We went driving cross the USA
Looked at my pal I didn’t know what to say
We were driving my pal and me
Starting from Detroit wending through Tennessee

We were looking for the lost Chevrolet
Lost Chevrolet Lost Chevrolet
We went rolling cross the USA
Looking for the lost Chevrolet (Chevrolet)

Cruising through the heartlands with a wailing song
Looked at my pal I wondered what went wrong
We were so lost my pal and me
Didn’t know what to do trucking through Missouri

Picked up a hitcher in Montana
He looked at my pal in his bandana
Told a story to my pal and me
As we went cruising near the town of San Luis

Said he was looking for the lost Chevrolet
Lost Chevrolet Lost Chevrolet
He was hitching cross the USA
Looking for the lost Chevrolet (Chevrolet)

We were driving cross the Golden Gate
We already covered nearly every state
Got discouraged my pal and me
Because we kept on searching but could never see

We were looking for the lost Chevrolet
Lost Chevrolet Lost Chevrolet
We went rolling cross the USA
Looking for the lost Chevrolet (Chevrolet)




















edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 31 Oct, 2008 08:15 pm
@edgarblythe,
Version Two

I been longing for you oh Lost Chevrolet
Looking for your lines from Brooklyn clean to LA
I dream of you every night and every single day
Your loss turning my life from a blonde to very gray

Remember riding around on twenty cent gasoline
Hair shiny ducktail greasy-like in Brylcreem
Showing off for girls who slept with Elvis in their dreams
In Sixty Two though I was young you belonged to me

I been aching to find you Lost Chevrolet
It’s hard to believe you’ve revved up now and driven away
I stand in the roadway watching tumbleweeds blow
Your loss turning my life from springtime to blinding snow

Remember stalling out at Woodstock as brothers died in Nam
Through mud the music and drugs long journey home
Peace without honor it disgraced a nation of sheep
April Seventy Five we found holes in which to creep

I been thinking how you changed Lost Chevrolet
Looking for the answers what made you go away
I don’t find the reasons in those Japanese cars
Might as well look for answers in Jupiter and Mars

Remember my lady and how we drove to Vegas town
Two little children to dazzle at Disneyland
Living like royalty until the factory shut down
Then feeling like paupers I made round after fruitless round

I keep longing for you oh Lost Chevrolet
Looking for your lines from Brooklyn clean to LA
I dream of you every night and every single day
Your loss turning my life from blonde to very gray

Remember when you come home I won’t judge you or condemn
No I will fete you oh my prodigal friend
But I’m just standing on the side of an empty freeway
Pining for the Lost Chevrolet Lost Chevrolet Lost Chevrolet
Endymion
 
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Reply Fri 31 Oct, 2008 10:18 pm
@edgarblythe,
i admire the way you conjure atmosphere, Edgar
Subtle and photographic - like the fleeting images seen from a car as you travel along on a journey- just my impression of course, but this touched me
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 31 Oct, 2008 10:28 pm
@Endymion,
I appreciate your comments, endy.
Endymion
 
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Reply Thu 1 Jan, 2009 07:00 am
@edgarblythe,
happy lyric writing in 2009 Edgar

hey i know you're busy with the novel, but.... some of this stuff really inspires me
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 1 Jan, 2009 09:03 am
@Endymion,
I have a few germinating, but nothing ready. You never know when a new one will pop out.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jan, 2009 05:33 am
Blue Texas Morning

Blue Texas Morning
On a lone star road
As hills and meadows
Meet the sky of gold

I see blue Texas morning
Of flowers in fields
Sun above softly warming
Can’t believe that its real

Blue Texas morning
On a Lone Star Road
Blue as my heartache
Blue on this Texas road

Blue Texas angel
Is pining for me
Blue as a willow
She’s waiting for me

Blue Texas Morning
On a Lone Star Road
Blue as my heartache
Blue on this Texas road

There’s dewdrops on the blossoms
Dewdrops in my eyes
There’s dewdrops on the mountains
Falling from the skies

I see blue Texas morning
Of flowers in fields
Sun above softly warming
Can’t believe that its real

Blue Texas angel
Is pining for me
Blue as a willow
She’s waiting for me

Blue Texas Morning
On a Lone Star Road
Blue as my heartache
Blue on this Texas road


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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 14 Jan, 2009 07:29 pm

Blue Texas Morning on a Lone Star Road
A Blue Texas Morning that tells me how far I’ve drove
All the way down from Denver on a lonesome ride
Til I see bluebonnets blooming on every side

Blue Texas Morning, blue as my sweetheart’s eyes
Blue as my heartbreak, blue as the Texas skies
Blue as Texas hillsides, blue as those Texas fields
It’s a Blue Texas morning that my sight reveals

Got a Blue Texas Angel and she’s pining for me
She’s blue as the willow and I am going to see
My true Texas lady to let my heart reveal
Then she’s gonna know how this lonesome cowboy really feels

There’s dewdrops on the mountains, dewdrops in my eyes
I’m gonna smile like the sunshine over her surprise
Cause when I top the next hill I’m gonna see her face
Gonna lose my sadness in that Angel’s embrace

Blue Texas Morning, blue as my sweetheart’s eyes
Blue as my heartbreak, blue as the Texas skies
Blue as Texas hillsides, blue as Texas fields
It’s a Blue Texas morning that my sight reveals
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 24 Jan, 2009 04:14 pm
All the wars eventually
Must fall before Walks of Peace
Walks of Peace, Walks of Peace
Must fall before Walks of Peace

I dreamed I went with MLK
On a rare and fateful day
As he strolled along with me
We journeyed back through history

We saw all the wars of race
Wars of countries, even faith
He declared these wars all must cease
Folks must be troops for Walks of Peace

Yes the wars eventually
Must fall before Walks of Peace
Walks of Peace, Walks of Peace
Must fall before Walks of Peace

As Martin said, Don’t be deceived
All of these wars are wars of greed
Its up to us these wars must cease
Folks must be troops for Walks of Peace

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dukedz
 
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Reply Wed 4 Feb, 2009 05:41 am
@edgarblythe,
thanks
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 4 Feb, 2009 06:50 am
@dukedz,
Hello, dukedz. Have we met before?
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 5 Feb, 2009 07:06 pm
@edgarblythe,
We're Dancing

v1
I cant stand horses
And of course its
The only way to ride
Down the slimy steps
The agile pony trips
Along the slopes we glide
Smelling juices
In the sluices
I journey with my bride

v2
Burning in the acid
Already turning flaccid
Shall we slip inside
In the belly of the fly
Its a ballroom
In the belly of the fly
My bride’s rehearsing
And she’s bursting
In her gown of white

Ch:
We’re rehearsing
We’re rehearsing
In the belly of the fly
In the ballroom
In the belly of the fly
And we’re dancing
Yeah we’re dancing
In the belly of the fly

v3
I didn’t know where you are
Maybe from another star
You turned and baby there you are
You turned and baby there you are
In the belly of the fly
Belly of the fly
Its a ballroom
In the belly of the fly

Ch:
Then reversing
And rehearsing
In the belly of the fly
In the ballroom
In the belly of the fly
And we’re dancing
Yeah we’re dancing
In the belly of the fly
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 5 Feb, 2009 07:12 pm
The war on a sunny day
How we march and play
How we make them pay
War is for a sunny day

Uniforms crispy neat
Seem cool in prickly heat
Boom make them sound retreat
War on a sunny day

War on a sunny day
How we make them pay
How we march and play

The war on a sunny day
Red soon turn to gray
That's when we turn away
War is for a sunny day

The war on a bleary day
Store the guns away
Hide cause the sky's all gray

So my dear children
What have you learned (War is for a sunny day)
We're ready to listen
Start with number one

I've learned my dear parents
How you let them make these wars (How we march and play)
Though not kings nor peasants
Know what we're fighting for

They call out the children
Said the second one in line (How we make them pay)
Then send them out to kill them
Spill their blood like vats of wine

Three said its for the money
Or else from made up pride
Showing them no mercy (War is for a sunny day)
The leaders run and hide

There's collateral damage
Number four's heavy sigh (How we march and play)
Means so many families
By you are chose to die

And yet you choose leaders
And suffer dictators' rule (How we make them pay)
Every one of them cheaters
So tell us who's the fool

War is for a sunny day
How we march and play
How we make them pay


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djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 5 Feb, 2009 07:13 pm
some nice stuff edgar
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 5 Feb, 2009 07:25 pm
Thanks, djjd.
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