Lyrics

What’s Left
(Dubuc)
I’ve got ahold
ahold of your hand
and you’ve got a boat that I could float on dry land
you’ve got a heart
as full as a hole
and you were something baby but you got old
when the walls are falling all around you
and the bottles break
and make that sound
do you go running scared or do you take what’s left
and try to make it whole
well I’ve gotten more from wanting
than I ever got from getting
there was a time when I wanted everything till I got something
and watched it all burn
when the walls are falling all around you
and the bottles break
and make that sound
do you go running scared or do you take what’s left
and try to make it whole
you can’t have it ‘lessen I give it
and you can’t fix me
cause you’re broke
I’ve got ahold
ahold of your hand
and you’ve got a boat I could float on dry land
you’ve got a heart
as full as a hole
and you were something baby but you got old
when the walls are falling all around you
and the bottles break
and make that sound
do you go running scared or do you take what’s left
and try to make it whole
try to make it whole
try to make it

(Don’t Forget To) Don’t Go
(Dubuc)
Well it’s not the way you planned it
so you don’t understand it anymore
planted flowers in your garden
now you have forgotten what they are
don’t forget to
don’t forget to
don’t forget to don’t go
don’t forget to
don’t forget to
don’t forget to don’t go
run a flag up every mountain
just for those who doubted
who you were
and in canyons and in valleys
you’ve hidden and you’ve
buried all you own
don’t forget to
don’t forget to
don’t forget to don’t go
don’t forget to
don’t forget to
don’t forget to don’t go
don’t forget to
don’t forget to
don’t forget to
don’t forget to
don’t forget to don’t go
don’t forget to
don’t forget to
don’t forget to don’t go

Norridgewock
(Dubuc)
Eight twenty-three seventeen and twenty-four
an ambush a massacre
they called it Dummer’s War
led by Harmon and Moulton
they’ll name streets for these men
oh here they come
yeah they’re coming up the Kennebec
with seventeen boats and two hundred men
and a hundred dollar bounty on each of our heads
it’s a brave man who fights
when he’s got no chance to win
asleep in the night
the women and children
just meat to these rangers
out here seeking revenge
now the water it surrounds you
and the leaves fall down
come on listen to the north wind
come on listen to the sound
Eight twenty-three seventeen and twenty-four
a pile of ash on the forest floor
they chased our dead down the river
to take proof of their kill
cause they’ll pay them down in Boston
for the hair of our young
nothing left standing when daylight comes
the land lies sacred to the souls of our brave
survivors return to bury our dead
and wash in the river
which for days ran red
and all the years to follow will carry me to my rest
now the water it surrounds you
and the leaves fall down
come on listen to the north wind
come on listen to the sound
now the water it surrounds you
and the leaves fall down
come on listen to the north wind
come on listen to the sound
now the water it surrounds you
and the leaves fall down
come on listen to the north wind
come on listen to the sound
now the water it surrounds you
and the leaves fall down
come on listen to the north wind
come on listen to the sound

I Believe in Love Again
(Dubuc)
They lay together
in fields of heather
swim in water slow and deep
drained from the mountainside
alive they spin into forests so green
he belongs to her
she belongs to him
but not like women not like men
like flowers to a garden
like leaves oh like leaves to a limb
takes one
to complete one garden or a limb
I believe in I believe in
I believe in love again
Eyes full of wonder
heart full of love
and she’ll never have to wonder
she’ll never question
if the one she loves
would stay forever this time
the way he looks at her
tells her that he needs her
and then he says the words
he’ll never leave her
and says please love
just stay forever this time
takes one
to complete one garden or a limb
I believe in I believe in
I believe in love again
takes one
to complete one garden or a limb
I believe in I believe in
I believe in love again
I believe in I believe in
I believe in love again

For a Night
(Dubuc/McDonough)
It’s not the kind of walk you ever forget
especially when it’s walking away
You’re not the kind of girl
you’ll never regret
and everybody says it
guess I found out the hard way
guess I learned it first hand
I was only yours for a night
I was only yours for a day
so lie to me
lie to me I know you will
so lie to me
and say that you care
I waited out here for hours
just to talk to you in the sidewalk light
somebody stepped outside
locked the door and said goodnight
they said you were already long gone
down the interstate
I was only yours for a night
I was only yours for a day
so lie to me
lie to me I know you will
so lie to me
and say that you care
now you’re gone now you’re gone away from me
now you’re gone now you’re gone away from me
now you’re gone now you’re gone away from me
I was only yours for a night
I was only yours for a day
I was only yours for a night
I was only yours for a day
I was only yours for a night
I was only yours for a day
I was only yours for a night
I was only yours for a day

Sweet Marie
(Dubuc)
Today is tonight
in a violet sky
in a key the west was won
a weary maid waits outside the gate
I call her to come inside
show yourself to me up close
so that I can see your sin
it’s the wondering
not the wandering that brings me to my knees
oh sweet Marie
oh sweet Marie
it’s a cavalier heart
that brings her here
a die that’s cast in time
if she follows me there
to the edge of the world
then safely she’ll arrive
waiting now waiting still
fades the violet sky
it’s still the wondering
not the wandering
that brings me to my knees
oh sweet Marie
oh sweet Marie

Swampland
(Dubuc/McDonough)
I’m gonna make this mistake
I’m gonna make it with everything that I’ve got
and I’m warning you now
I’m gonna push till it breaks
I’m gonna trade in this swampland
for some wide open space
cause it was easy to fall
wasn’t easy to make my way back
to the place where we were
you left me crying out you left me crying out
in the night
you left me crying out you left me crying out
in the night
I’m gonna just be around
I’m gonna just keep my feet
so close to the fire
there’s no telling me now
I’m gonna just wait it out
I’m gonna find out how many times
a heart breaks
cause I’ve got no reason to leave here
but can’t find a reason to stay
you left me crying out you left me crying out
in the night
you left me crying out you left me crying out
in the night
you left me crying out you left me crying out
in the night
you left me crying out you left me crying out
in the night

Jesus Ain’t Listenin’
(Dubuc)
My parents taught the fear of God
spoil the child if you spare the rod
and every night I’d say a little prayer
say if I die before I wake
I pray the Lord my soul to take
for he has built a place for me on high
but Jesus ain’t listenin’ tonight
the devil came and took my soul
and left without a fight
Jesus ain’t listenin’ tonight
I swear I said my prayers
but Jesus ain’t listenin’ tonight
just a boy in my teens
much to learn or so it seemed
I was carrying on with a local girl
she said things are getting late
and I said yeah but wait
I’ve got a friend that I can call for this
but Jesus ain’t listenin’ tonight
the devil came and took my soul
and left without a fight
Jesus ain’t listenin’ tonight
I swear I said my prayers
but Jesus ain’t listenin’ tonight
well I’ve said prayers for lots of things
health and wealth
and the Sox to win
even asked forgiveness for some sins
I’ve prayed for love
I’ve prayed for peace
but just one look at the middle east
will tell you all you really need to know
Jesus ain’t listenin’ tonight
the devil came and took my soul
and left without a fight
Jesus ain’t listenin’ tonight
I swear I said my prayers
but Jesus ain’t listenin’ tonight
Jesus ain’t listenin’ tonight
the devil came and took my soul
and left without a fight
Jesus ain’t listenin’ tonight
I swear I said my prayers
but Jesus ain’t listenin’ tonight
Jesus ain’t listenin’ tonight
the devil came and took my soul
and left without a fight
Jesus ain’t listenin’ tonight
I swear I said my prayers
but Jesus ain’t listenin’ tonight
Jesus ain’t listenin’ tonight
the devil came and took my soul
and left without a fight
Jesus ain’t listenin’ tonight
I swear I said my prayers
but Jesus ain’t listenin’ tonight

Old Man
(Dubuc)
My old man and I
we’ve kicked that dust up a time or two
just looking for some common ground
it’s proven hard to find
I guess that’s probably cause he’s found his truth
and I’ve quit searching for mine
and these days
it’s something I can hold inside my hand
and these days it’s something I can see with my own eyes
we don’t talk about it now
just lay our weapons down
we don’t talk about it now
just lay our weapons down
now it’s not fair to say
what’s the point of sharing all these big bright stars
when they don’t mean the same to me
as they do to you
but they’re still lovely from both points of view
maybe we could talk about that
or even something a little more familiar to you
or even about the one who don’t come around anymore
we don’t talk about it now
just lay our weapons down
we don’t talk about it now
just lay our weapons down
we don’t talk about it now
just lay our weapons down
we don’t talk about it now
just lay our weapons down
we don’t talk about it
we don’t talk much about anything
we don’t talk about it
we don’t talk about it
we don’t talk about it now
just lay our weapons down
we don’t talk about it now
just lay our weapons down

Over You
(Dubuc/Pottle)
How many times will I get over you
without getting over you
how many times
how many times will I get over you
without getting over you
how many times
I was thinking how you’d lay with me
in the wintertime
and I was hoping you would sit with me
in the summertime
it was always you
you know no one else would do
honey yeah you always had my heart
now there’s grey inside your eyes
where used to shine so bright
now there’s doubt
each time you look at me
you used to know me
you knew me
how many times will I get over you
without getting over you
how many times
how many times will I get over you
without getting over you
how many times

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No Use Livin’
(Dubuc)
Ain’t no fun here now the money’s gone
ain’t no fun here now the money’s gone
but I can still get high
even when I ain’t gettin’ by
when I pass out stoned
just leave me alone
and I’ll go dig myself a hole
ain’t no love here now that Mary’s gone
ain’t no love here now that Mary’s gone
she just boarded a train
and said I’ll never see you again
if you see her around
in her long black hair and a frown
won’t you please send Mary home
no use livin’ now my lover’s gone
no use livin’ now my lover’s gone
so then this is the night
that I give up my life
when you dig my grave
don’t pray my soul to save
just cover me with earth and go
when you dig my grave
don’t pray my soul to save
just cover me with earth and go
no use livin’ now my lover’s gone
no use livin’ now my lover’s gone

Time and Again
(Dubuc)
It’s all that you want
it’s all that you want
but it’s a whole lot more
than I’ve got
it’s all that you need
it’s all that you need
but it’s a whole lot more
than I feel
it wasn’t easy
to tell you time and again
that the train just don’t roll down these tracks
lay your head on the table
and cry
’cause this is goodbye
lay your head on the table
and cry
’cause this is goodbye
it wasn’t easy
to tell you time and again
that the train just don’t roll down these tracks
lay your head on the table
and cry
’cause this is goodbye
lay your head on the table
and cry
’cause this is goodbye
oh this is goodbye

Forever
(Dubuc)
Should have told you you look pretty
in your long white wedding dress
should have raised a glass to you
and mister whatshisname
wished you life love and happiness
but whose idea is this thing you call open bar
the lights came on they said the floor was mine
I know it’s not the thing to say at weddings
but it’s the only thing that came to mind
this won’t last forever
this won’t last forever
a friend of mine’s forever lasted thirteen years
now he’s looking for a place across the bridge
he says listen to men man it don’t get better
at least you got a place to live
people keep on coming ’round and telling me
things they think I really oughta hear
I know they say it’s better late than never
but what the hell took thirteen years
this won’t last forever
this won’t last forever
Should have told you you look pretty
in your long white wedding dress
should have raised a glass to you
and mister whatshisname
wished you life love and happiness
but whose idea is this thing you call open bar
the lights came on they said the floor was mine
I know it’s not the thing to say at weddings
but it’s the only thing that came to mind
this won’t last forever
this won’t last forever

Lights Out, Downtown
(Dubuc)
Oh shame is that your name for me
when you write me in your book now Rosalie
when you’re calling out my name
oh sin at it again aren’t we
with the lights so bright
it’s all that you can see
but the lights out
downtown
oh lust is it enough for you
being selfish with your heart is nothing new
still you open up your arms
your words are all I really need
still I’m drinking everything you’re giving me
when the lights out downtown
always knew I’d come around
when the lights go out
when the lights go down
when you look my way
or you call my name
I’m going out of my head again
there’s no use saying it’s all over
call my name and I’m coming over
it’s not over now
because the lights out
downtown

The Next Time
(Dubuc)
I was thinking about you
and the dress you wore
and how you’d never come inside my door
that’s alright I guess
’cause it has to be
you’ve got somewhere to go
and someone to see
and he’ll kiss your mouth
and he’ll call your name
and I know you’ll do just the same
and the next time oh the next time
you ain’t gonna get away
and the next time oh the next time
you ain’t gonna get away
you were thinking about me
at least that’s what you’ll say
still you grab your things and you’re on your way
if this is all we have
if this is all we are
how did you let it come so far
and it don’t matter now
’cause you’re all but gone
in my head I know we did nothing wrong
and the next time oh the next time
you ain’t gonna get away
I know the reason
I know my place
I know what’s happening and
I know that it’s too late
and the next time oh the next time
you ain’t gonna get away

Follow You Anywhere
(Dubuc)
We’ve been here at least a million years
wrapped in sinews and dust
on the hills of memories fading still
it’s always been
your name on my lips
your taste on my tongue
long before we knew the world
I’ll follow you anywhere
I’ll follow you anywhere
I’ll follow you anywhere
I will not let you go
watch another sun set then a different sun rise
we’ve no past
no future that will last
there’s just now
all that we’ve ever said
and all that we’ve ever been
is all we ever need
I’ll follow you anywhere
I’ll follow you anywhere
I’ll follow you anywhere
I will not let you go

Christ of the American Road
(Dubuc)
He drove from Talmage to Tennessee
spreading something like the gospel
cup of black coffee between his knees
and just his cigarettes to talk to
oh like tumbleweed in an airstream
on good nights for daydreams
he’s riding that highway
driving that highway until he’s dead
he’s the christ of the american road
with new ambition
he’s the christ of the american road
he’s on a mission
picking up a roadside girl
to show her pictures of his long lost world
and of a little boy
who must be ten by now
and just because he paid her
doesn’t me it did him any less
than the girls he had when he was sober
and hung his hat
he’s the christ of the american road
with new ambition
he’s the christ of the american road
he’s on a mission
he said
even though it ain’t been easy
life ain’t been so hard on me
I’m just lonely
and even though I’m miles away
from someplace some would call my home
it’s not about me
anymore
I’m on a mission
oh like tumbleweed in an airstream
on good nights for daydreams
he’s riding that highway
driving that highway until he’s dead
he’s the christ of the american road
with new ambition
he’s the christ of the american road
he’s on a mission
he’s on a mission
he’s on a mission

Bobby Orr
(Dubuc)
A hundred miles of crooked roads
will not keep me here
keep me from being there
my soul is tired and my tires are bare
but I’ll be damned if that’d keep me away
now it’s come to this
but I can always look away if you feel ashamed
I’ll look away look away
tell me boy what about your dream
of skating circles around bobby orr
tell me boy what about your dream
of putting out fires with engine number four
and skating with bobby orr
on the road to get to you
all I saw were broken things
on the side of the road
broken things things that shouldn’t break
things like dreams and hearts and classic cars
but you gave it all up for this
but you can always break away if you feel ashamed
break away break away
tell me boy what about your dream
of skating circles around bobby orr
tell me boy what about your dream
of putting out fires with engine number four
and skating with bobby orr

Headlights and Highways
(Dubuc)
Come now brother let’s go down
from the 2 to 149
where first we take the straightaway
then the long decline
and I know you know the way there
like you know your own name
and you know we can never go back
quite the same
headlights and highways will take you there
even though you can’t go back
I’ll take you to the river grab a skipping stone
even though it only makes you sad
’cause you can’t go back
we remember these as two lane roads
not a traffic light in sight
now we’re stopping quarter miles
and going blind from neon light
and the town seems to say how are you
well you’ve changed too you know
and it sure is nice to see you
come and go
headlights and highways will take you there
even though you can’t go back
I’ll take you to the river grab a skipping stone
even though it only makes you sad
’cause you can’t go back
seems your fondest memories only make you sad
seems your fondest memories only make you
headlights and highways will take you there
even though you can’t go back
I’ll take you to the river grab a skipping stone
even though it only makes you sad
’cause you can’t go back

Up To Me
(Dubuc)
You don’t love me anymore
and I hear you say it but not for sure
if you leave it up to me
you won’t call me anymore
you won’t come around my door
and if you leave it up to me
you wouldn’t love me anymore
we both swore we’d never fall in love
and you kept your word true enough
and if you leave
it up to me
I wouldn’t love you anymore
and I hear me say it but I’m not sure
that if you leave it up to me
I wouldn’t love you anymore

Madison
(Dubuc)
In this whiskey drown
And I watch the dancing girls as they spin ’round
How can anyone leave this town
The hurtin’ started when all the jobs went
And the killin’ started with all the money spent
How can anyone leave this town
One less dot on the map
One more mill town going out like that
Now I just sit and think
And that gives me lots of time to just sit and drink
How can anyone leave this town.
In this whiskey drown
And I watch the dancing girls as they spin ’round
How can anyone leave this town

Maryanne
(Dubuc)
Open up the door and I’ll come in
back into your heart and love again
Well you’ve got the prettiest eyes
Never really had the words to say
I love you more than yesterday and
you’ve got the prettiest smile
Maryanne well you’ve got
everything it takes to
make my heart stand still
And you always will
The sun still shines when you’re not here
when you’re around clouds disappear
cause you’ve got the key to my heart
I never thought I’d find a way back home
but there’s never been a place that wasn’t home
When you’ve got a hold of my hand
Maryanne well you’ve got
everything it takes to
make my heart stand still
And you always will
Maryanne Maryanne
Maryanne well you’ve got
everything it takes to
make my heart stand still
And you always will
Open up the door and I’ll come in
back into your heart and love again
Well you’ve got the prettiest eyes
Never really had the words to say
I love you more than yesterday
and you’ve got the prettiest smile
Maryanne well you’ve got
everything it takes to
make my heart stand still
And you always will

Vultures
(Dubuc)
Doesn’t know what’s happening
doesn’t know he’s dying alone
as he whistles to the western sky
comin’ for’ to carry me home
And there’s vultures in the sky and they’re circlin’ and singing your song
they’ll do you wrong
Doesn’t know what day it is
it’s just another day in the field
he’s been plantin’ corn all day and night
suddenly he disappears
And there’s sharks down in the ocean and they’re circlin’ and singing your song
they’ll do you wrong
Man I thought I knew you
thought I had you all figured out
Now you really got me swingin’
with that gasoline rag in my mouth
And there’s gunmen in the streets and they’re circlin’ and singing your song
they’ll do you wrong
All you know is that you’re not alone
Are you really holding on to something
All you see is a face in the window
Are you really scared of your reflection
All you know is that you’re not alone
Are you really, are you really holding on
And there’s vultures in the sky and they’re circlin’ and singing your song
And there’s sharks down in the ocean and they’re circlin’ and singing your song
And there’s gunmen in the streets and they’re circlin’ and singing your song
They’ll do you wrong

California
(Dubuc)
California looks so good in
catalogs for neighborhoods
Which soon will slide in to the sea
That’s the life for you and me
We’ll go floating around
Looking for a wave that’s big enough to take us down Yeah
When she left him all she left him was alone
Arkansas was pretty nice
just too warm to sleep at night
Going North I wouldn’t mind
to sleep beneath the Citgo sign
We can leave without a sound
It’s a long time coming and we’re a long way down Yeah
When she left him all she left him was alone
Life is pretty short they say
better find a place to stay
Living right’s the only way
for us to get beyond the grave
Where we’ll float around on clouds
Sure enough ain’t never gonna hit the ground Yeah
When she left him all she left him was alone
California looks so good
in catalogs for neighborhoods

Come Running
(Dubuc)
Ain’t your belly full
ain’t the water running cold
Ain’t your bed so soft
ain’t you got the room to roam
I don’t ask too much from you
never expect you to come through
I don’t ask too much from you
Just come running when I call your name out loud
Just come running when I call your name out loud
The saying says you’re on a short leash
Maybe a little long in the teeth
You’ve got days and years multiplied by seven
We were always best of friends
from the beginning
I give you everything and all I’m asking
Just come running when I call your name out loud
Just come running when I call your name out loud

Stick Around
(Dubuc)
Say you gotta leave this town
It’s not the same since it all went down
No idea where you’ll go or what you’re gonna find
Packing up in such a rush
Packing bags full of dreams and such
And buying you a ticket on the next train to downtown happiness
Calling in a favor from God
Cause he owes me for about twenty years
If God comes through
I’ll be asking you
to stick around
You might be gone a couple of years
Might stay gone till your head gets cleared
You might return but you might just simply disappear
I’ll see you every holiday
As you leave that’s what you’ll say
But from where I stand
Christmas seems at least ten years away
Calling in a favor from God Cause
he owes me for about twenty years
If God comes through
I’ll be asking you
to stick around

Say Goodbye
(Dubuc)
Hold me close tell me you’ll stay
and let me feel like the one you love
Hold me close push me away
and make me feel like the one you lost
One day soon now
we’ll leave this town
and I’m all ready but you’re already gone
Oh my my yeah
say goodbye baby yeah
Oh my my yeah
wave goodbye baby yeah
On my own this ain’t no home
did I never say girl I loved you so
As you walk away with nothing left to say
I kick the ground and know that
hard times are here again
And I know it’s so
there’s nothing more wonderful
than to see you turn around and whisper baby come on
Oh my my yeah
say goodbye baby yeah
Oh my my yeah
wave goodbye baby yeah
If you’re leaving start leaving now
If you’re leaving start leaving now
One day soon now
we’ll leave this town
and I’m all ready
but you’re already gone
Oh my my yeah
say goodbye baby yeah
Oh my my yeah
wave goodbye baby yeah

Hello Tonight
(Dubuc)
Hello tonight
you’re such a beautiful sight
I don’t know where you came from but baby please don’t leave tonight
Hello tonight
you’re such a magnificent sight
I don’t know why you came here but baby please stay here tonight
Stay here tonight
Hello tonight
there’s a fire in your eyes
I don’t know where it came from but baby it burns so bright
Hello tonight
you’re such a magnificent sight
I don’t know why you came here but baby please stay here tonight
Stay here tonight

Minnesota
(Dubuc)
So much more Dakota than I am Minnesota
in the land of 10,000 lakes
Big and crooked water mixed with a little slaughter
38 in ’62
38 in ’62
A future of grinding grain and working an iron vein
and loading the rails for Duluth
With everyone driven to Crow Creek I stayed driven to my knees
Give Nebraska my love
Give my love my love
Wish we’d left Minnesota years ago
Some days I do OK but most go the other way
so I seek relief in the drink
thought I’d won by being strong but the more that time goes
on I see a world of regret
I life a life of regret
Resigned and giving in just another drunk Indian
I hear it said around town
Well I’m getting old and gray or to say it another way
I’ll be leaving soon
And not a day too soon
Wish we’d left Minnesota years ago

Great Eustis Jailbreak
(Dubuc)
Made a life of stealing cars
that’s how he got behind the bars
of the county jail
that he’ll break from tonight
He would be paroled tomorrow
but a hard man makes no deals
A gun he hides beneath the mattress
all the money that he stashes
with liquor and ammo
on his family farm
A hard time’s a-comin’
but a hard man makes no deals
A hard time’s a-comin’
but a hard man makes no deals
The warden on the TV says
we’ll have him by the end of the day
and he can hear them brayin’ hounds from 15 miles away
He can hear the hounds a-comin’
but a hard man makes no deals
Calling it a blaze of glory
the newsmen all report the story
of a long gun fight
at the top of Eustis Ridge
He can see the gates of Heaven
but a hard man makes no deals
He can see the gates of Heaven
but a hard man makes no deals

The Reason
(Dubuc)
Hold it like a candle
hold it so it lights your way
Give it to a stranger
give it to the one that you claim
And isn’t that the reason
oh that he’s gone
He’s given you the reason
oh bless his heart
And the more you hope
and the less you hold
you give it away
You give it away
Well I can swear as well
as anyone in this place
I can throw a tantrum
I can throw a bottle
and do it with disgrace
And isn’t that the reason
oh that she’s gone
She’s given you the reason,
oh bless her heart
And the more you hope
and the less you hold
you give it away
You give it away
Oh my love so cold
Oh my love so cold
And the more you hope
and the less you hold
you give it away
You give it away.