Lyrics to: Stories from the Middle of Nowhere




Pinky Goes to Jail


Well yea yea we stole the money but its already gone
Cause she left me last night and she took it all
So I’m hiding with the brothers at the back of the bar
Then its one more night sleeping in my car
Because I’m running … from John Law

Been a long time running from the deputy
Come on take me down to the penitentiary
Going down down town
They’re getting closer now

And when I wake up alone
Haunted by my dreams
Locked up in a cage
Wishing I was free

I know I’m out of time
Sittin at the bar with a .45
I been running and running and running away
Been running and running and running every damn day

Now the 5-0 on the beat and I can feel him comin
Got a pistol on his side cause he’s a son of a gun
Got me wanted with my picture up in every town
Got a another law man wanna bring me down
And the road and the road it goes on and on
But she broke my heart and now I’m sick of this song
And I broke the law but it ain’t bout right or wrong
Johnny’s in it for the money but the moneys all gone

Got me incarcerated
Haunted by my dreams
Locked up in a cage
Wishing I was free

I know I’m out of time
Sitting at the bar with a .45
Been running and running and running away
Been running and running and running every damn day




Big City Song

Well I’m not trying to put down the big city
All of them lights and cars, there’s so damn many
And its overwhelming
The soul that I’m selling

The time is always wearing thin
Tomorrows never gonna be the same again
I don’t wanna go

The times ain’t really a-changing
We’re just getting older and praying for new beginnings

Don’t wanna say goodbye or leave the past behind
Don’t wanna miss my friends
Don’t wanna see the end
I got no plans to climb the buildings in the sky
I got no time anymore

Tomorrow’s time to go our separate ways
Big city bound to work and get paid
But tonight I know that we don’t have to say
What you and I both know anyway
I don’t wanna go

The times ain’t really changing
We’re just getting older and praying for new beginnings




A Simple Vision


Been waiting all night
Out in the back yard
With my head up in the sky

Take me away
To outer space
To a simple place
That no one knows

Its been a long long time
So long I think I lost my mind.

There’s a simple vision
When the moon shines like the sun

So take me away
To outer space
To a simple place
That no one knows

Been a long long time
So long think I lost my mind




Amanda Lynn


It was late last night
I could barely stand up right
And I couldn’t remember her name

She told me twice
Yea she told me two times
But it just wouldn’t stay in my brain

Goddamn Woman, what is your name?
Good goddamn woman, what is your name?

I was smoking a cigarette
That’s when she looked in to my face
She told me again and I just nod my head
But that name of hers it just wouldn’t stay

Goddamn I love you baby
But I don’t even know your name
I might just remember in the morning time
But Im not gonna promise anything

Goddamn woman what is your name?
Goddamn woman what is your name?

Whats your name?

Standing on the corner with an empty beer
Theres a big man yelling get the hell outta here
Got to stumble home

Walking down the curb and she got my arm
Come on take me home please it ain’t that far
Got to stumble home

Whose got my lighter cause I can’t find mine?
Looking in my face talking bout the time.
Baby I don’t know. I don’t know

Gotta stumble home. Stumble Home.




Pinky’s Woman


Said I don’t know whats wrong witha me
This life I live oh its gonna kill me
Oh baby baby why don’t you take a risk
And ride with me
Yea ride with me

How do you do it? Your lovin’s got a hold on me
Its undeniable. undeniable.

What am I thinking? she knows my weakness now
Your love and lies and love and lies are spinnin me round
Your love and lies and love and lies are bringing me down
Love and lies and love and lies
Your cherry lips and big old thighs
Gonna bring me down in the end


Woman I’m caught up
Im trapped in your web
And you sure are crazy baby
But you got in my head

Its undeniable no other woman can compare
Its undeniable. undeniable.

What I am thinking? She knows my weakness now
Your love and lies and love and lies are spinning me round
Your love and lies and love and lies are bringing me down
Love and lies and love and lies
Your cherry lips and big old thighs
Gonna bring me down in the end

Now I gotta put in the work
If you wanna put it on the line
It gets dangerous on the corner
Livin this life of crime

We could steal a little fortune
And then live off the land
You can be my one and only
Won’t you take my hand?




Saturday Night Zombie


Monsters come around at night
Scaring little children while they’re sleeping

They’re wallowing in  delight
They’ll crash your party on a Saturday night

They spread the fever
Yea they spread the fever
With just one bite

They’re gonna put the fever back in Saturday night

Theres a crowd of zombies on my lawn
Well they all move the same dance to the same song

They’re multiplying. Tearing at the walls
They want me with the fever. Want me to join them all
But I don’t wanna be a parta no cult

They spread the fever
Yea they spread the fever
With just one bite
They gonna put the fever back in Saturday night

Groovin to the music
Moaning to the music




Pinkys Ride


Got my gun cause I like shootin
I like to drink and I got a little woman
Who likes to boogey and stay up past one

Got my woman and we be cruisin
See Johnnys lights and we get movin
I got a hemme under my hood
Im gonna outrun the law

With my ride, my woman, and my sixshooter
From DC to LA

We cruising
Yea we cruising
Cruisin with my ride my woman and my sixshooter

Woke up next morning bout half past one
Got my sunglasses to hide from the sun
I got my keys
I got my strut
I got my ride
Its time to turn her on

Lets turn it on
Turn it on



Graham County Courthouse

Lining up on the curb today
With all the bums outside the courthouse
Man they seem to love this place

So full inside this poor old room
Graffiti carved all over these wooden chapel pews
God knows it true

Misdemeanors and citations
Keep the money rollin in
Turn em loose bring em back again
Gotta get the docket full by 9 AM

Ain’t it just such a shame
When you’re nothing but a number with a name?
Ain’t it just such a shame
When you’re nothing but a case with fines to pay?
Cause its just another day
For the judge and the DA
While I’m sitting with the losers,
The bums and all the boozers
Waiting for my verdict down at Graham

Just sitting down
I gotta wait all day
Cause if you ain’t pleading guilty
They still try to make you pay

Well your honor I’m not sure but I don’t really understand
Just how you’re solving any problems with that mallet
You got in your hands
There’s got to got to be a better plan
Cause this ain’t working

Cause its just another day for the judge and the DA
While Im sitting with the losers, the bums, and all the users
And we all go down to Graham




In the Middle

Take me to the middle
The middle of nowhere
Its where I wanna go
The middle of nowhere

A Big city and a small town - there ain’t no difference
When all they got to offer is just the same old system
And everywhere on the highway it all looks the same
Feel like I’m goin crazy in the big machine
Sometimes you think you know it all
Sometimes you don’t know anything

But I wanna know I want to know
whys it gotta be this way
And I wanna go I want to go
To how it was in the first place

So believe me when I tell you
To the barrel of your gun
You can put me back in to the ground
I’m not afraid of where I’m from

Don’t you want something pretty in the picture?
Don’t you take from it what you need?
Don’t you care about what you see?

So move on if your old and your not gonna grow
Shoot the messengers if they just want a show
Move on with your soul if your not gonna grow

And all the greedy people at the top of the world
Just tryin to get higher but they don’t know
All the greedy people at the top of the world
Just chasing the light like a mosquito
Thinking they don’t know that they need the ground
They don’t know that they need the sky
They don’t know that they need the world
And that is why

They call it the middle
The middle of nowhere


BIG SOMETHING CD Lyrics

The Curse of Julia Brown  

Ooh that muddy river 
Its gonna take Julia Brown down down
 
It was 1915 on the bayou
But the legend still lives today
 
She put a curse on the town with her voodoo
And it struck as a hurricane
 
Oh you can hear her singing its Julia Brown
It was just a little song she didn't mean no harm
But the voodoo came true when they laid her down
And now the pearly gates are calling
 
She's gonna take the whole town down down down
She's gonna take the whole town down down down
She's gonna take the whole town down down down
She was a hurricane named Julia Brown
 
Don't awaken the spirits within
The voodoos breeding ground
She sang this little song
'I'm gonna take the whole town down down down'
 
 
The Glow
 
Let it glow let it burn real bright
Let it glow like the stars at night
Up above and all around
I can see into the night
 
I never thought it would have happened this way
I never thought it would have been like this
I never thought it would have happened this way
Like this
 
Let it glow let it burn real bright
Let it glow like the stars at night
Up above and all around
I can see into the night
 
My eyes are open now I see you in the light
I like to watch the days turning into night
I never thought I'd see a light so bright 
With you
 
 
The Undertow
 
Well I've drifted across 
This land of the brave and free
Just to wash up again 
In the same old place I didn't wanna be
Feels like I washed up every sunrise 
Just one too many times 
Down by the same damn shore
I only wish I, I only wish I 
Would have washed up at your door
 
Cause now she's drifted away
And I paddled to save her
But in this big drink 
The tide it pulls you under
It pulls you down
 
Keep on wading 
Keep on wading through the undertow
Keep on wading
Keep on wading but it won't let you go
 
Cause now she's drifted away
And I paddled to save her
But now I'm lost in this paradise 
Cause the tide it pulled me under
It pulled me away
 
The politicians they won't help you now
But they'll try and persuade you
The TV preacher he won't save your soul
Cause you can only save your own
 
Keep on wading 
Keep on wading through the undertow
Keep on wading
Keep on wading but it won't take you home
No it won't take you home
No it won't take you home
 
 
My Volcano
 
Tell me what are you gonna do
Are you gonna run 
Or will you stay 
And join the fun?
 
Its breathing fire from the ground
Its blowing smoke all around
 
Its my volcano 
Its my volcano
Blowing up my volcano
Its my volcano
 
Its my favorite way to pass the time
Bring your umbrella and I'll bring the wine
We'll fill the sky up with big black clouds
And we'll watch the world come burning down
 
 
Illuminated
 
Waiting for the time is right
I see you step out into the light
Illuminated you're a sight
And its you 
I think it might be you
Yea its you 
I think it might be you
 
And as I scan for answers why 
I see a twinkle in your eye
And its you 
I think it might be you
Yea its you 
I think it might be you
 
Now that I got you in my sight
The clouds break and the lightning strikes
Now that I got you in my sight
for the very first time
 
 
Vibrations
 
Oooo good vibrations are all around and around and around
Oooo I can feel it coming round and around and around
 
Just wanna see you set yourself free
Cause we all need to feel something true
Cause we are made of vibrations 
Can't you feel them spinning around
Oh yes its feels so right
Oh yes it feels so right I could do this every night
With you and the moon up above
 
Its something in the air I can feel it spread from you to me
Not just in my head I can feel it blowing in the breeze
And blowing in the trees 
 
 
It Comes Around
 
When I'm down down down
I know its all gonna come back around
It comes around around around
And I feel good feel good again
 
And all I can say is that this was meant to be
And all I can see is that all we've got is time 
The truth is simple and I'm here tonight
So don't ask no questions why
 
I've searched for answers
But I haven't made up my mind
Cause you never know what you mind find
 
I just wanna take a picture in my distorted memory
And I hope this one will last the test of time
 
When I'm down down down
I know its all gonna come back around
It comes around around around
And I feel good feel good again
 
The one thing we can't control is time
So don't think about it
The one thing we can't control is time
So don't think about it
The one thing we can't control is time
 
 
The Moonshine

 
Well I don't need too much these days
I got my dog and my pick up truck 
And everything is gonna be a-okay
 
Cause all I need is my fishing rod and a beautiful day
I learned a long time ago 
You got to appreciate the simple things
 
Like sippin' on the moonshine 
Having a good time
Watching the river flow on down the stream
 
I watch the sunset every day and listen to crickets sing
And the forest comes alive it comes alive with mystery
 
And I thought I saw my daddy walking in the trees
But it must have been his ghost
I swore I saw him walking down by the river streams 
Where we used to go 
 
But it must have been the moonshine
Having a good time
Watching the river flow on down the stream
 
 
Good Man
 
I run hide they seek
I gotta play this game you see
I pray when I lay to sleep
Oh lord take care of me
 
Cause I'm a good man 
Can't you see
A hard working man 
Support my family
And I get by on the skin of my teeth
Oh its a good life but it ain't easy
And it gets so hard 
Always trying to keep up the beat
 
We getting by on what we can
Everyday is a struggle can't see no end
Been on the block for so damn long
Ain't nothing changed since my daddy been gone
And after all is said and done
I hope the one thing my children learned from me 
Is how to love
 
Cause I'm a good man
Can't you see
A hard working man 
Support my family
And we get by on the skin of our teeth
Oh its a good life 
My daddy taught me everything
But it gets so hard
Always trying to keep up the beat
 
He was a good man
He was a good man
My daddy was a good man
 
 
Jose's Pistola
 
If you ever go down to Mexico make sure you know where to go
I got a señorita I hope she's waiting for me at a little drinking hole
So I head down to that cantina where I met a man named Joe
He was a fast talker he put them down even faster
Sat down next to my stool
He leaned over and mumbled in my ear
I don't come around here without mi pistola oooo mi pistola
 
I can feel all the eyes upon me 
And all they want is my bounty
So I went down south and crossed the border
Now I can feel Jose is looking over my shoulder
 
Well the bartender came over and he poured Jose a shot of tequila
He looked me dead in the eye and then he whispered in Joe's ear
That's when Jose got up and pointed his gun
And now I'm staring down the spiral of Jose's Pistola
I'm looking down Jose's Pistola
 
I can feel the crazy look in his eyes 
With one finger on the trigger and his gun in the sky
But he don't know where I come from
I pull my sixshooter and I let one ring for my freedom
 
Well I wake up at the crack of dawn and I finish my tequila
Jose he didn't last very long and now I'm riding in his el camino
I can hear the coyotes in the distance I can hear them singing my songs
Baby I can hear the coyotes in the distance and I know that this is where I belong
Out in the desert its a hundred and fifteen degrees 
And there ain't nothing out here except for the cacti and tumble weeds
 
I can feel that this is where I belong
I hear them singing my songs
Yea this is where I belong 
I can feel this is where I belong
 
 
Bright Lights
 
Its getting warm and the stars are out
So won't you come walking with me
Its warm tonight and the stars are bright
So won't you come walking with me
 
I know place where we can go
Just you and me 
Its a little place where the moon is bright
And the stars shine for you and for me 
 
So won't you come with me
Cause all we need is here can't you see
See that glow its shining for you and me 
So true so true
 
And the fireflies they light up the night
And they twinkle for you and me 
And its you and I in the moonlight 
Like it was painted in our dreams
 
Hurdling through space 
Yea we're hurdling through space
Yea we're just hurdling through space
On this little blue marble we call the Earth