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Hot Hands

by Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys

I love it when you take me and you hold me With your hot hands
And I don’t even have to try
You know that you have got me
Where you want me
Oh I love it when you give me them there eyes
Like a child who earned his prize
Like your first two wheel ride
Like a man who understands his worth
Ahhhhhh
I can’t always control my emotions Reactions
But I love it when you know when to be wry
All alone and in the dark
I feel your spark
How’d what we love become another day at work
Ahhhhhh
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Everything Changed

by Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys

All at once everything changed
And I became what I never thought I could be
Is this me, or am I, lost and just along for the ride
She looked at me with a sideways glance Knowing nothing could be left to chance We closed our eyes and standing still, We swallowed the happiness pill
We are all here and we are all gone
We traded time for a trip that lasted too long
I met a man by the sea, and he told me, “I have the secret to love”
He listed steps 1, 2 and 3
But what he wants will never be enough
He let out an uncomfortable laugh
Let his eyes roll back
He writes it all down, sleeps outside, Bums a smoke and goes on with his life
He is all there and he is all gone
He traded time for a trip that lasted too long
We are all here and we are all gone
We traded time for a trip that lasted too long
We are all here and we are all gone
But we can always go back to where we came from
You can always go back to where you came from
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Interlude

by Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys
Instrumental
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The Fix

by Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys

I am not looking for an answer
I’m not trying for a tired old bag of tricks
I need a fix a frame shift
And we have got a problem placing purpose
Feeling worthless as a broken instrument
(But you, you’ve got it all on the cool, calm and collected
You, you’ve got it all tight and in perspective)
Well honey when you’ve had it
Don’t you tire of the copasetic
Of the dirge, the day to day
Do you ever throw your arms up
Arrested and disarmed of every weapon you could possibly say
Chorus
We make up our own rules now
We all play the fool
Now and again I play it longer than I’d like to With no one left to pray to
We’ve got learning to attend to
Solutions to find on our own
Chorus
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Old Song

by Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys

I had the notion to put life in motion.
Make it breath. Make it read like an old gospel devotion.
But when I close my eyes, surprised to find
That what I carry with me is inescapably
Just like an old song that brings you back home
Like a sweet old melody, you take it with you when you go
Like an old song that we’ve all heard before
Gives us peace of mind, takes us back in time before we needed more.
I remember the day I lost your voice but could see your face
Saying “What’s up kid” with half a smile and a spirit that could stretch half a mile
And I mourned you all over again, but I remember when
I waited for you patiently so we could sing
That old song that brings you back home
Like a sweet old melody, you take it with you when you go
Like an old song that we’ve all heard before
Gives us peace of mind, takes us back in time before we needed more.
We’ve been married for 60 years.
That’s 22 thousand days of fear and laughter, peace and worry, fighting and making up.
And after all that’s changed I still feel the same
As that day in 1954 when I said I’d always be yours
Like an old song that brings you back home
Like a sweet old melody, you take it with you when you go
Like an old song that we’ve all heard before
Gives us peace of mind, takes us back in time before we needed more.
Let me sing it to you like an old song that brings you back home
Like a sweet old melody, you take it with you when you go
Like an old song that we’ve all heard before
Gives us peace of mind, takes us back in time before we needed more.
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Sometimes

by Ben Fidler

I really know how to put your car into drive
I did it this morning about a quarter to five
Off the races with a pounding heart
And you’re off track for betting that we’d never fall apart
A woman needs a man (x3) Sometimes
Can’t tell the difference between being drunk or being sober
It’s like telling the rains of May from the rains of October
Can’t tell the difference between coffee and sin
One is coal black and the other’s slow gin
I know a little girl who lives down the way
She knows how to bake bread and she know’s how to sway
Under the neon lights we get all fucked up
And that’s when I start thinking about my coffee cup
Should I ’ill it half full (x3) Half full
Chorus
Mistakes were made you know this is true
That’s why I can’t fall in love with you
The bruises left well they’re turning blue
And all those cracks that we fell through
Will never heal (x3) Chorus (x4)
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Criminal Style

by Todd Grebe

Well I love you so much if you killed someone
You could call me up and I’d help you find a place to hide the body
Oh and if you got caught by an ambitious cop, and they locked you up for life I’d be the first on to visit you in prison
And a love like that only comes along every once in a while Like Adam and Eve, Thelma and Louis
We’re loving in a criminal style
Well Eve she ate the fruit and looted all the truth
While the serpent slyly smiled and they gods they kicked her ass out of garden
Oh but Adam didn’t leave her even though he loved the garden
Towards the gods his heart he hardened and they eloped out for a life out in the desert
Chorus
Unhappy with their lives as trailer trashy wives
Thelma and Louis they hatched a plan to rue the day and end their misery
A couple middle-aged ladies out on a weekend spree
They crossed the law, fell in love, and drove their fucking car into a canyon
Chorus
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House Together

by Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys

We’ll put a house together and we’ll start with the pillows
‘Cause you always need somewhere to lay your head
And we’ll rise up from the wreckage of the days rejected
Take what we suspected was our jam and bread
Oh my dear what more do I need
Oh my dear do you see something I don’t see (x2)
We’ll put a house together with open windows
‘Cause you need a breeze above you when you lay in bed
And we’ll be tight and thrifty with the humble earnings
Keep the fire burning and our bellys fed
Chorus
Give me a deep sea glow
Give me some soil and seed to sow Space to breath
Give me a single place to be
Honey if miles were minutes
We’d have a whole day in the sun Just to be happy
We’ll be apart and together always and never
We’ll be worse and better, we’ll be everything
Sometimes love with feed us / sometimes need will lead us
And teach us to bend instead of breaking
Chorus (x2)
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Here Between

by Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys

Another wasted day
Tirelessly packed away and folded without care
Who knew when the weather turned we would end up underground
And unprepared
Don’t think I didn’t try
Don’t think I didn’t try to do it right
But I could never recognize
Hardship from a dream I might despise I might despise
oooo oooo oooooo oooo
What makes it all worthwhile
What drives and ignites this act of happening-in-style I’m always short a dollar and a day
Trailing behind a hundred miles
But you’re the Northern Sky
And I couldn’t get much higher just to breath you in
And kiss you on your back as we sleep into the morning
The morning
Chorus
I’ll never write a song
I’ll never write another song as long as I am sane
As long as we are here between what used to be
And what could never be again
Be again
Chorus Chorus
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The River Jordan

by May Erlewine

Take my hand my one and we’ll shove off to the sun
Together we will run the River Jordan
And with starts in our eyes we’ll sleep under the sky
Safe on the banks of the River Jordan
And when you fall asleep / Sleep well, sleep deep
Dreams are always sweet on the River Jordan
In the morning you’ll see light pouring through the trees
Shining like a diamond on the River Jordan
Let your troubles go / Let them melt with the snow
You won’t need them anymore on the River Jordan
And let joy fill your cup / Let it ’ill you right up You’ll have more than enough on the River Jordan
And when you fall in baptized of all your sins
Oh we all take a swim on the River Jordan
And when you’re warm and dry with that spark in your eye
You might give another try to the River Jordan
From what I understand they say the promise land Is on the banks of the River Jordan
And I must agree I’ve never felt so free
You, me, the river and the morning
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Ionia

by Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys
Instumental
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Smooth & Groovy

by Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys

Well your record player's broken down in disrepair
You said your record player’s broken down in disrepair
Sister swing it smooth and groovy like that broken wreck ain’t there
And just keep things on the smooth and groovy When your world won’t stop moving
When your flame ceases burning
Keep things on the smooth and groovy
The sun don’t shine on a dark and a cloudy day
I said the sun don't shine on a dark and a cloudy day
Be my sunshine baby and drive those clouds away
Chorus
You’ve got the trouble on your mind and you’re worrying all the time
You’ve got the trouble on your mind and you’re worrying all the time
You gotta keep it smooth an groovy and soon you’ll be feeling fine
Chorus Chorus Chorus
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hat’s off


my hatʼs off to you
my dear old friend"
i'll feature ya in this song you've been telling me the world's going to end numbering your days
and counting your wrongs ringing the bell to berate preaching now it won't be long
behold that blindfold's
a burden on you"
like the raven, "nevermore"
your son said the same
and started this war
the logic betrays
in infinite ways
with clasped hands just like before “merely this and nothing more”
that mantra ya need
is singing defeat
and we've still miles to go
we'll make a home
at our mother's feet
loving the muddy
you deemed unclean
greeting all we've not seen
that exists without eyes to glean
and when the time has come we'll sing out as one
we'll show 'em all where it's at and they'll be surprised
they never surmised
and if they forget
or fill with regret
well, time folds all that it mends think on it my dear olʼ friend
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my side of the mountain


iʼve worked my fingers to the bone and iʼll work them to the grave thereʼs no dollar sign on ethics
big brother told me so
but if you sell your soul to satan youʼll be rolling in the dough
chorus
iʼve felt the fire beneath me iʼve even tried to climb
i gain a little ground
then i fall back in line
iʼm tired of muddy water
and sitting in the shade
iʼve sown a thousand seeds and they always wilt and fade
chorus chorus
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tied down to you


[my dear] iʼm tied down to you like rubber to glue
yes sir i do and i will love you still no matter come what may
i will love you everyday and i will stay
tied down to you
oh let us be like two oak trees whistling in the wind
and when our leaves do fall let us learn to love again
and when our roots underground grow so entwined
that funny little whistle will be a sweet reminder that iʼm...
chorus
let us stand close but not too close, sing but not too loud
let us look upon each other as something to be proud of
let us dream dreams of many things big and small
for when we dream together the world is in our palm, and iʼm...
chorus flatbelly chorus
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leaves and pods


leaves and pods
they kindly nod
to greet the rain clouds
lost and now found
release your shrouds of old and bid the cold
farewell for now
but not good-bye
i forgot that sweetness can be inhaled
that the soil we stand on tells the greatest tale
and you don’t have to know where the flowers can grow
they’ll tell you so, they’ll tell you so
they say the kitchen’s for cookin’ but we dance there instead
and we spark the coals until dinners ready
oh the price we paid washed away with the rain
and the daffodils rise up just the same
so check your cucs and mind your peas
just as soon as they grow they’ll be shedding their leaves
and we’ll trade sweet for sultry and sultry for earthy
before crisp wipes clean our memory of the...
leaves and pods
who kindly nod
to greet the rain clouds
lost and now found
release your shrouds of old and bid the cold
farewell for now
but not good-bye
every day there hangs a cloud over my side of the mountain
the other side is sunny all the time if i could find the strength
i would climb over the mountain and let the sunshine ease my worried mind
iʼm tired of always working and never getting paid
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pass me the whiskey


i donʼt need your money and i donʼt need your time
just pass me the whiskey and iʼll be feeling fine
the doctor he tells me
donʼt be a fool my dear
that damned olʼ whiskey
wonʼt make your thinking clear
[he says/i know] that love love will set me free
oh yes baby
i know that love
love will set me free oh yes
preacher, man donʼt worry my soul will be fine
you keep to your book and i will keep to mine
chorus
dear brothers and sisters itʼs not for the greed
on joy and on sorrow iʼve got all i need
chorus
dear mother and father sleep soft sleep sound
iʼve grown wise and humble from sleeping on the ground
chorus
i donʼt need your money and i donʼt need your time just pass me the whiskey and iʼll be feeling fine
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querida tierra


la primera vez que te conocí mis pies nunca se han sentido algo tan profundo
querida tierra
ven acá, ven conmigo sé mi marido
tus nubes me dan la sombra y tus colores, asombro
tu nunca me cansarás
querido cielo
ven acá, ven conmigo sé mi marido
que mágico, la cálidez como sonrisa, la mas dulce contigo iré lejos
querido sol,
ven acá, ven conmigo sé mi marido
es cierto que te adoro tu voz y de verdad, todo te quiero demasiado
querido amor
ven acá, ven conmigo conoce a mis maridos

TRANSLATION:
the first time i met you
my feet had never felt something so profound
dear earth come with me be my husband
your clouds shade me
and your colors, amazing
i will never grow tired of you
dear sky
come with me be my husband
how magical, the warmth like the sweetest smile iʼll go far with you
dear sun
come with me be my husband
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the leaves are changin’


[honey] the leaves are changin'
we're rearrangin' to make it through
another long, cold season
let's get all snuggled up and hold on to each other
i know we can make it through if we just love each other
chorus
the beauty's in the air, it's here, it's there it's everywhere
she sets the woods a blaze, old Mother Nature in here underwear
chorus
the sun has warmed our hearts we gazed up at the stars
we swam that river
in summer's open arms, but now the...
so come on darlinʼ dear, move a little closer to me
let's soak it up before you know, soon it will be sprig, but now...
chorus
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wonderful you are


oh how wonderful you are need we never look too far youʼre always dancing and swinging away
oh why canʼt we always be this way
the day you first come around the whole world loses its sound but only for a momentʼs time while you give meaning to every rhyme
and then you are the night and day and you create the sound and sway
of each blessing as it comes
see youʼre an image of the sun
itʼs certain that i adore you
your voice, and in truth, everything i love you too much
dear love
come with me meet my husbands
oh how wonderful you are need we never look too far youʼre always dancing and swinging away
oh why canʼt we always be this way
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barbarossa

♪ instrumental ♪
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the power


draw back the shades of your hallow home
fill it with choices. bring out your voices
and leave not one trace, but don't hesitate
don't throw out the baby... you know what i mean
we are the power, the people, the peace
we have rights we will not, not release
with our fists held high no retreat we are our own masterpiece
and take back the town, let them know we're not down
down with this folly: state of emergency
no, no one owns the free in this mock-democracy
you heard it right, we ain't down. we're taking back the town
we are the power, the people, the peace
we have rights we will not, not release
we don't accept what you money mongers wage
oh shame, shame, shame, shame, shame
and don't forget the day or it'll all wash away
i'm talking about work days, sundays, and saturdays
and don't forget the fathers, sons, mothers, daughters
gave their lives to make those conditions safe
we are the power, the people, the peace
we have rights we will not, not release
we are weary, yes, but we are strong
we are one and we are right where we belong
we are the power, the people, the peace
we have rights we will not, not release
we are weary, yes, but we are strong
we are one and we are right where we belong
we are one and we are right where we belong
we are one and we are right where we belong
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lemon squeezy


i'm callinʼ ya baby i'm callinʼ ya now
i'm callinʼ ya sugar but i don't know how
you're the apple under this here brow
you are the reason when my whistle sounds
you're the problem and you're the way out
you're right here with me and 10 miles out
and if you think it's easy lemon squeezy you don't hear me
i'm on fire for you my dear but don't you dare...
put me out i like to feel it burn this is the only way to learn
tell me yes oh please dear, tell me no
tell me something before i explode
i don't want none of that apple pie just a drop of your almond oil smile
and if you think it's easy lemon squeezy you don't hear me
i'm on fire for you my dear but don't you dare...
cool me down i'm in deep water now
drink me up my dear or drink me down
i'm callin ya baby i'm callin ya now
i'm callin ya sugar but i don't know how
i'm callin you my dear i'm callin ya baby
but i don't know how
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all day


all day what a worried song
my heart sings from the break of dawn
all day what a quiet song
my heart sings from the break of dawn
all day what an ancient song
my heart sings from the break of dawn
all day what a weary song
my heart sings from the break of dawn
all day what a joyous song
my heart sings from the break of dawn
all day what a simple song
my heart sings from the break of dawn
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