"The Devil's in the Courtyard"

The Devil’s in the courtyard 
There’s no money to be made 
The Devil’s in the courtyard 
He’s hiding in the shade 

Singing where does the time go 
Under the weeping limb 
Jewel and Uncle Harold 
Take the sinner in 

Come on Violet,  
Come on Blue,  
Come on remember  
the love that you knew. 
Come on Violet,  
Come on Blue, 
Dreamer of the dream  
I dream only of you 

It’s Easter morning,  
light upon the land 
The sun is rising 
Over the flower stand 

The earth and the quiet 
feed the hungry man 
Mama  and her children 
Walking hand in hand 

Come on Violet, Come on Blue,  
Come on remember  
all the love that you knew 
Come on Violet,  
Come on Blue,  
Dreamer of the dream  
I dream only of you 

The Devil’s in the courtyard  
there’s no money to be made 
The Devil’s in the courtyard  
He’s hiding in the shade 
He’s shaking in his boots 
He’s hiding in the shade 
So cool 
in the shade 
So cool 
in the shade 
So cool

“Time to Fly” 

if mercy’s in business now 
i’d like to give her a go 
the wind round here 
makes it feel like twenty three below 
I’m finding it hard to swallow 
you harder to find 
in this field of crimson and pine 

comes a time 
to fly 
comes a time 
leave this raging dream behind 
comes a time 
your wings will spread the sky 
comes a time to fly, a time to fly, a time to fly 

salt of the earth returns  
as our tears hit the ground 
under the oak tree  
we laid your body down 
the bell tower rings above 
it’s a mighty lonesome sound 
reminding me 
that you won’t be coming round 

comes a time 
to fly 
comes a time 
leave this raging dream behind 
comes a time 
your wings will spread the sky 
comes a time to fly, a time to fly, a time to fly 

there was an old warrior  
who refused to give up the fight 
until she looked in saint theresa’s eyes 
and said It’s time 
to leave this raging dream behind 
it’s time 
your wings will spread the sky 

comes a time to fly, a time to fly, a time to fly

"Lullabye Moon" 

You talk about living  
I’d like to understand 
We had time on the run  
now it’s time on my hands 

I understand the notion 
I truly sympathize 
Drank a gallon of the potion 
the fever don’t subside 

Wicked wind in the valley 
Awake in the light, night  
‘I’m drunk with the feeling  
By the Lullabye Moon   

Your dispensing satisfaction 
Without a guarantee 
Broke a dozen worthy hearts  
down in Tennessee  

I understand the notion 
I truly sympathize 
Drank a gallon of the potion 
But the fever don’t subside 

Wicked wind in the valley 
Awake in the light 
Drunk with the feeling 
By the Lullabye Moon tonight 

You missed my demolition 
No one listened to complain 
It was blown up in dynamite 
And easy on the pain 

I still retain the feeling 
My faith remains in tack 
In the closet with my swagger 
If I ever need em back 

Wicked wind in the valley 
Awake in the light 
Drunk with the feeling 
By the Lullabye Moon, 
Lullabye Moon,  
Lullabye Moon, 
Tonight 

Solomon 

 "Lay Down" 

The time is done for sailing 
The winds run wild in the sky 
The summer sun is wailing 
The hawk is winging high 

Lay Down 
with your head back 
Lay down 
with your arms wide 
Lay down 
Wrap your arms around the world 

Beyond the rhyme and the reason 
My spirit longs to fly 
My body longs for sleeping 
Where sailors dreaming lie 

Lay Down 
with your head back 
Lay down 
with your arms wide 
Lay down 
Wrap your arms around the world 

Lay Down 
with your head back 
Lay down 
with your arms wide 
Lay down 
Wrap your arms around the world 

 

“Hey English”     
  

We’d talk for hours  
on rooftops and fire escapes, 
sharing silk cuts  
and following the smoke  
make no mistake.  
The one we’ve raised delivers  
everything that’s right 
about those early morning  
St Mark’s nights.   

Hey English they’d shout 
All  down Second Avenue 
Hey English they’d shout 
N’ bring you bikes and pretty things   ( all kinds ) 
Hey English they’d shout 
Check it  out. Check it out 
just to see you light up  
Light up and smile  

Now the fire in our stove 
keeps our bodies warm 
Through the driving rain        
of January storms. 
Born across the ocean 
they must’ve done something right 
to send you off to light up  
this dark and dangerous life. 

Hey English they’d shout 
the roughest of the rough 
Hey English they’d shout 
All  down Second Avenue 
Hey English they’d shout 
bring you bikes and pretty things   ( all kinds ) 
Hey English they’d shout 
Check it out.  
Check it out. 
just to see you  
light up, 
light up and smile. 

Hey English 
Light up 
Light up and smile 

Check it out.

"I’ll be Waiting" 

Try not to step              
On the old pine floor        
Wake all the ghosts                    
Can’t sleep here no more 
Sarah left long ago 
Down the White Valley 
Through the drifting snow 

Cold cold wind  
At my door      
Cold North wind  
My foot hits the floor 

Ice on the window 
My face to the pane    
This burden so heavy   
I keep coming up lame    
Sarah left long ago 
Down the White Valley     
Through the drifting snow  

Cold Cold Wind 
At my door 
Cold North Wind 
My foot hits the floor 

Bottle of perfume on the table 
Bottle of whiskey by its side 
Sarah, I’ve been waiting a long long time 
Sarah, I’ve been waiting for a sign 

It’s all right 
It’s ok 
I’ll be waiting 
I’ll be waiting 

It’s all right 
It’s ok 
I’ll be waiting 
I’ll be waiting 
Waiting 

Sarah, I’ve been waiting a long long time 
Sarah, I’ve been waiting for your sun to shine 
How long will it be 
You’ve been taking your own sweet time 
It’s all right 
It’s ok 
I’ll be waiting 
it’s all right 
It’s ok 
I’ll be waiting 
I’ll be waiting 
Sarah

“Seventeen Years” 

Got a flower on my arm 
The ink’s still wet 
Sitting at this bar 
Trying not to sweat it 
My hands are dirty 
And my math’s not too good 
By all accounts  
From where I stood 
May aim is strong 
In the Northwoods 

Our oldest boy 
He’s less one tooth 
This kind of truth 
Got me talking to stranger 
In a smokeless room 
Watching the singer 
Sing your favorite tune 
All right 
Of course 

I speak in tongues 
On a daily basis 
Black bound, black hound 
A pocket of aces 
Gonna dig, dig way down 
My hands in the earth I’ll heal 

We got good children 
And we’ve given them life 
Your a good woman 
I don’t want to fight 
I’m gonna dig, dig way down 
My hands in the earth 
I’ll heal.. 
This broken ground 
This broken ground 
This broken ground 

Well goodnight mister 
Yeah thanks for your ear 
Well I’ll be alright  
there’s nothing to fear  
even the most mild mannered dog  
would snap for a bone 

When getting kicked out  
of his own home 
After seventeen long years 
Well we’ve got good children 
And we’ve given them life 
Your a good woman 
I don’t want to fight 
I’m gonna dig  
dig way down 
My hands in the earth 
I’ll heal  
This broken ground 
This broken ground 
This broken ground 
This broken ground 
Well we’ve got good children 
And we’ve given them life

Traditional inspired by Son House acapella version.

“Jake and the Bean” 

i walk through this old door 
All Saints Day no more 
Jake he fade away 
cruel timing on this day 
cruel timing on this day 

I don’t like to be alone 
with all the break ins going on 
i don’t like to be alone 
without you 

the great oak drops it’s leaves 
I got a mountain of memory 
falling down on me 
fall falling free 
fall falling free 
  
I don’t like to be alone 
with all the break ins going on 
i don’t like to be alone 
without you 

I sit by the golden blinds 
the soft light shining kind 
the feel of it’s good hand 
let me know that i can stand  it 
know that I can stand   
let me know that I can stand  it 

I don’t like to be alone 
with all these break ins going on 
i don’t like to be alone 
without you 

I don’t like to be alone 
with all these break ins going on 
I don’t like to be alone 
without you