MOVIN' ON

hank barbee ©2010

 

Can we clean this all up?

Or let it all go?

Is it time to say what we already know?

That this river of pain 

Now a river of tears

Has washed over the banks

Of this many years

When love ain’t enough, well, what is that worth?

Turn me around and take back this hurt

We keep on dyin’ cause we keep on tryin’

It ain’t in the truth, it’s all in denyin’ that

 

It ain’t about right or wrong

It’s just about movin’ on

You leave a piece of yourself wherever you go…

If it’s all in black and white

And you can’t be wrong or right

Keep the pieces you love and let the rest go…

 

You tried to pack me away, in a neat little box

And set me aside, but I kept spilling out…

Our road has been rough, though we tried our best

Now all the lines in the sand, have left a damn big mess

For better or worse til death do us part

Until this bandage falls off of my heart

Put it back on, do you think it will stick?

With so much blood and a hole this big?

 

It ain’t about right or wrong

It’s just about movin’ on

You leave a piece of yourself wherever you go…

And when you scared of bein’ blue

That’s all the fear just comin’ through

Sometimes bein’ alone is the best that we can do…

 

(bridge) We’re just not who we were

I don’t know what to do

I don’t have a clue

You say I don’t know you

Anymore 

The reasons why

No longer apply

Hide away and lock the door

Don’t see the love,

Don’t see our blood spillin out on this floor…

***

It ain’t about right or wrong

It’s just about movin’ on

You leave a piece of yourself wherever you go…

If it’s all in black and white

And you can’t be wrong or right

You’ll take the pieces you love wherever you go…

 

It ain’t about right or wrong

It’s just about movin’ on

If you love someone, you’ll just let’em go

Starting over you can find what you were always looking for…

 

THE DOOR

hank barbee ©2010

v.1.

the pillows are thrown

the sheets hangin on

covers rolled up to the edge

the air is still blue

and it smells like you

there’s more than your voice in my head

 

if true love was sin

like what has just been

would it linger on in the night?

I long for your touch

to burn me up

it’s your heat that keeps me alive

 

won’t you turn around, my love

come back down to what we’ve found

it’s not the same old thing in here

that you had before

no, it’s so much more

so let’s keep it on

this side of the door

 

v.2.

the song in my head

that you sang in my bed

was a beautiful wreckage of mine

and hung in the smoke

were the sad, sad notes

of a melody that put out your fire

 

when your boots hit the floor

I tell you once more

that I will do anything…

begging is tough

but it’s still not enough

to convince you to stay…

 

don’t you open up that door

turn around for what we’ve found

it’s not the same old thing in here

that you had before

no it’s so much more

so let’s keep it on

this side of the door

 

INSTRUMENTAL BREAK

 

v.3.

remember the days

when you would stay

closer to me than close?

if I feel like home

then I’m where you belong

don’t go…. don’t…

 

don’t you open up that door

come back around to what we’ve found

its not the same old thing in here

that we had before

no,  it’s so much more

 

so let’s keep it on

this side…

 

let’s keep it on

this side…

 

let’s keep it on

this side of the door…

 

SOME KINDA LOVE

hank barbee & liz hargett ©2011

 

that’s some kinda love 

that’ll call me up 

at 1:15 in the mornin 

you make me laugh 

and forget I’m sad

and put a smile on my face… 

 

well that’s some kind love

that can pick me up

when I’m havin ‘one of those days’

I’m fit to be tied

beaten and lied to

but you don’t walk away

 

that’s some kinda friend 

that will break and bend 

all the rules just to let you play 

that’s a big big love 

who will hold you up 

no matter what gets in our way  



well that’s some kinda love

when the times get tough

you know just what I need

a three hour walk

when I just need to talk

cause life’s been kicking me

 

that’s some kinda love

that can prop me up

a shoulder I can lean on 

when all that I dread

can’t get me out of bed

don’t wanna face the day

 

that’s some kinda friend

that will break and bend 

all the rules just to let you play 

that’s a big big love 

who will hold you up 

no matter what gets in our way 

 

that’s some kinda love

that can crack me up

smiling with your silly face

never again 

will it happen, my friend

we’ll never say goodbye… 

 

that’s some kinda love 

that’s some kinda love 

that’s some kinda love 

 

that’s some kinda love 

that’s some kinda love 

that’s some kinda love 

 

NEVER USED TO MIND

2011 lynn lasseter

v.1.

I never used to mind

wearing your favorite shirt

sleeves rolled up

…down to my knees

with nothing underneath 

 

I never used to mind 

when we wore nothing at all

Face to face in bed

with desire in between

 

c.1.

Now I find 

that I'm just a little bit tired 

Of wearing this smile

and saying it’s alright 

Yes, I find 

that I'm just a little bit tired 

Of wearing this smile 

and saying that I’m fine

 

 v.2

I never used to mind

wearing my heart on my sleeve

for the world to see… that I gave it to you

now where’s our dream come true?

 

 

I never used to mind

wearing your name like a ghost

I gave you the most

I ever, ever could give

 

chorus repeat

 

 bridge

Wish dreams didn’t fade and love didn’t leave

If time went back then I could believe

I wish I could remember one thing

How I never used to mind 

Wearing your ring

 

c.3.

Now I find

that I'm just a little bit tired

Of wearing this smile 

saying it's alright 

Yes, I find 

I'm just a little bit tired 

Of wearing this smile 

and sayin that I’m fine

and sayin that I’m fine

I’m not fine

SOMETIMES

by Liz Hargett ©2010

 

Sometimes I don’t feel like getting up

Sometimes I don’t feel like laying down

Sometimes it’s not coffee in my cup

Sometimes I’m more lost than I am found

 

Sometimes I close the blinds and pull the shades

Sometimes the sun’s too bright on my window sill

Sometimes I think I’m dreaming but I’m awake

Sometimes I think I’m running but I’m standing still

 

Today has been a day of sometimes

And it’s looking like tomorrow just may be  

 

Sometimes there’s no song on my radio

Sometimes it’s just not sad enough for me

Sometimes the music’s fast when I’m dancing slow

Sometimes to dance alone is what I need

 

Today has been a day of sometimes

And it’s looking like tomorrow just may be

Today has been a day of sometimes

And it’s looking like tomorrow just may be

 

Today has ended like so many days before    

I’m tired of sometimes

There’s gotta be something more…

 

Today has been a day of sometimes

And it’s looking like tomorrow just may be

Today has been a day of sometimes

And it’s looking like tomorrow just may be

And it’s looking like tomorrow just may be

WASHED AWAY

HB 2.12.11

1.

hold it in line

give it some time

say that you’ll hang on to me

 

it’s movin fast

how do we last

the tempest and toss of the past

 

this talk of life and love, honeybunny

of tangle; sticky, sweet

your lips are divine  

how they fit into mine

can it be?

can it be?...

2.

why is it tough

or just not enough

all this you’re taking from me

 

maybe it’s true

that nothing I do

will ever make up for all that you’ve seen

 

it’s falling down the stairs, barely feeling

and landing on your feet

it’s losing your time

and leaving behind

all we’ve been…

all we’ve seen…

3.

every day

washes away

into the flood of our lives

 

how do you hurt?

how do you heal?

how do you learn to be still?

 

all outta time and chance to recover

all of the things that we need

our color fades

as we wash away

like a stain…

like a stain…

BIG LOVE

liz hargett, lynn lasseter, hank barbee ©2011

1.

have i told you lately how much you mean?

i wish the words would come to me with ease.

in your face there's no picture i can paint,

it's just emotion that spills out of me.

i'm drawn to your presence,

i'm drawn to your charm,

i want to stand by you to be right beside of your 

big, big love

your big, big love

cause each time i fall down you pick me back up

with your big, your big love

 

2.

when i close my eyes i can feel you.

i want to touch you and be touched by you.

two hearts beat together when wrapped in your arms,

it's not your body but what is beyond.

your radiant essence,

and breath keeps me warm,

i am just a bit empty, so come fill me up with your

big, big love

your big, big love

and each time i fall down, you come pick me up

with your big, big love

 

>>bridge:

I've seen the struggle each day in your life,

thru the pain out to the beauty you see.

every dark chapter uncovered a truth,

made it clear just how much you believe.

 

it spreads wide around you,

and lands upon me,

I want to get closer to live in the light of your

big, big love

your big, big love

and each time i fall down, you come pick me up

with your big, my big love

 

big, big love

my big, big love

if you ever fall down I’ll come pick you up

with my big, my big love

 

if you ever fall down I’ll come pick you up

with my big, big love

 

my big, big love

 

ALRIGHT BY ME

liz hargett, lynn lasseter, hank barbee ©2011
 

1.(HB)

I’m a little thick around the middle

I’m a little weak around the heart

And I’m a little flat along my backside

But I look real good in the dark

 

Now I can’t drink like I used to

Cause it’s a little dark in my head

I’d rather brew some coffee,

Throw on some good tunes,

And talk all night instead

 

It was a hard, hard life back there where I used to be

And things still aren’t as they seem

That man in the mirror may not like what he’s seen

But that’s all right by me

Yes, that’s alright by me

 

2.(Lizzy)

 

If life had give me lots for the choosin’

I’d have a lot more legs than I have tail

I’d have perfect hair and bigger boobies

I’d choose to be a hammer, not a nail

 

So many younguns here all call me mama

They couldn’t all’ve come out of the womb

I’m guessin only four, 

The other six can’t close a door,

They’ll go home when we run out of food

 

 

And it’s a hard, hard life anywhere I seem to be

And things still aren’t as they seem

I’m good at bein happy,

With a song and with a dream

And that’s all right by me

Yes, that’s alright by me

 

3.(Lynnie)

Should I pay the ‘lectric or the cable?

Do I feed the boys or just the girl?

Should I pay the child support

Or just sell off a baby,

I’m so tired of bein poor as dirt

 

Cause my temper’s gettin’ shorter than my patience

I have to keep an eye on my right arm

I wish that I could win that big lotto

I’d buy everything except the farm

 

It’s a hard, hard life everywhere I choose  to be

Coming apart at the seams

I’m tryin to be happy

With my song and with my dream

And that’s all right by me

Yes that’s alright by me

 

:outro: (ALL)

It’s a hard, hard life and we’ll have to believe

This world is not what it seems

We can all be happy

With our song and with our dream

And that’s all right by me

Yes, that’s alright by me

ON A SUMMER NIGHT

liz hargett ©2011

there’s just something about lovin 

on a summer night

a couple crazy hearts lookin for a place that’s right

that left me and you going for a drive

past your papa’s old home place

deep into the woods, deep into the night

 

your lips brushed my cheek

your eyes blew me away

you called me beautiful

and laid me down, you laid me down

 

that’s magnolia on the warm wind

and that’s moonlight on your face

that’s two lonely souls now lost without a trace

that left me and you riding on a hot night

stopping just to feel again

the essence of your body, the essence of your skin  

 

and we were loving

oh, we were loving

such sweet 

love, love, love, loving

ooooh, on a summer night….

 

your lips brushed my cheek

your eyes blew me away

you called me beautiful

and laid me down, you laid me down

 

we were loving

oh, we were loving

such sweet 

love, love, love, loving

ooooh, on a summer night….

 

I always kept that t-shirt because it smelled like you

I gave you my stardust so you’d remember too

now when I smell magnolia, and the wind it blows just right

I think about loving you, I think about that night

 

cause there’ll always be something

about loving  on a summer night

 

SPRING CLEANING

liz hargett, lynn lasseter, hank barbee ©2011

v.1.

i cleaned out my notebook

every piece of you in there

i cleaned out my closet

all the clothes you used to wear

i cleaned out my head 

of every loving memory

i tried to wear my heart out 

but all it did was bleed 

 

<<guitar break >>

 

v.2.

i ripped the sheets right off the bed

your hair just stayed stuck in

i ripped the pillows all in two

your scent was religion

i shattered every dish

into the kitchen sink

i broke up every glass

that I ever saw you drink

 

chorus

nothing gets rid of you  

no, nothing seems to work

I wonder if I’d kept it all

then maybe you’d return

 

v.3.

i tried so hard to teach my tongue

to never speak your name

and rinse out from my hateful mouth

every arc of spit and blame

i went to wash my hands

cause they had held to you for years

i tried to wash my cheeks

because I’m tired of all these tears

 

chorus

nothing gets rid of you 

no, nothing seems to work 

I wonder if I’d kept it all

then maybe you’d return

 

<<guitar break + intro>>

 

v.4.

last I hocked the golden band

on the day the papers came

and if I’ve gotten rid of you

why do i feel the same?

 

I gave up, surrendered all

just to find a little peace

I hoped with everything now gone

that I could find release

 

chorus

nothing gets rid of you

no, nothing seems to work

I wonder if I’d kept it all

then maybe you’d return

 

nothing gets rid of you

no, nothing seems to work

I wonder if I’d kept it all

then maybe you’d return

 

<<intro lick>>

FOR A TIME

 
some things are beautiful        
but then they pass on by       
they are here for a time           
 
sun sets a painted sky
a piece of heaven’s lullaby
here for a time
 
    sun grows green 
    amazing 
 
some things burn so bright
and others dark as night
they are here for a time
 
rough days will pass over
and people pass away
nothing here gets to stay
 
I walk alone
    here and then gone
 
    short as the song
    I sing alone
 
 
moonlight breaks the pines 
darkness drinks up the light 
moon rules full and high
divides our love, our lives 
sets us, for a time 
 
 
some things are beautiful
but then they pass on by
they are here for a time