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Obadiah

Obadiah
2010
  1. Firecracker
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    I was a sailboat, I was a sailor,
    I was a son of a gun of a gun
    I made it happen, down in the school yard
    I was a firecracker explodin"

    Chorus:
    Hallelulia, the sparks flew up to heaven
    They saw my smile, I was laughing so hard
    Hallelulia, the sparks flew up to heaven
    And I left the sober people with their cold hearts

    Sometimes there is someone
    someone who knows you
    But when you are sad there is no one
    But I'm a red bicycle
    Rolling and rolling
    I'm a quick silver, I'm a deal maker
    Don't you cross me once

    chorus

    And nothing can hold me,
    to this earth that don't roll me
    And I don't know if I'm dirty or clean
    But I was a sailboat,
    I was a sailor and I was a firecracker explodin

    Chorus:

    And oh why do you cry sister cry
    I bin talkin with the angels and its gonna be fine
    And hallelujah the sparks flew up to heaven
    And i left the sober people with their cold hearts

  2. Lay Down with You

    I lay down with you
    You told me not to
    And I feel so strange

    What is happiness
    But to run from this
    Hey hey

    Take me out to the slow poke
    Buy me a rum and a coke
    And help me forget myself
    For an evening

    Call me on the phone
    But I just ain't home
    Not for anyone
    Not for anyone

  3. Bird of Paradise

    Oh bird of paradise
    Oh bird of paradise
    With your plumes of white
    With your plumes of white
    Did I see you turn from black to white
    Did I see you turn from black to white
    Take your wings in flight
    Take your wings in flight
    Over this earth delight

    In a San Diego alley
    I saw you smile
    I was scared of the hunger
    Til I realized it was mine

  4. If You Gonna Go

    If you gonna go, then do it
    If yer gonna leave then let me be
    Cuz I know that a person
    Sometimes, just has to be free

    I tried to give you all of me
    I thought that was what love was for
    I tried to be your everything
    And I guess I lost myself

    There's something different in your aspect
    Am I a bother to you now
    If yer gonna do it
    Ain't nothin to it
    Just let me be

    You know I'll be alright without you
    I can learn to be alone
    When everything shatters
    The only thing that matters
    Is an open heart

    So if you gonna go, then do it
    If yer gonna leave, then let me be
    ‘Cuz I know that a person
    Sometimes, just has to be free

  5. Blue Streak Mama

    I was just busy talkin’ a blue streak mama
    I was talking a blue streak
    I was just busy talking a blue streak mama
    I was talking a blue streak

    Love up above can you hear me
    I been so tired, I've been so tired
    Love up above can you hear meÂ
    I've been so tired, I been so tired

    There was a part of me
    That wanted out of the situation
    There was a part of me
    That couldn't let go

    I was just busy talkin’ a blue streak mama
    I was talkin’ a blue streak
    I was just busy talking a blue streak mama
    I was talkin’ a blue streak

    There I go now, I been thinking about you, baby
    Thinking about youÂ
    There I go now I been thinking about you, baby
    Thinking about you

    You know I can't get used
    To the change in you
    I tried to bend, and then
    I think I might break

    Why does it tumble, why do it fall
    Think you got somethingÂ
    You got nothing at all
    Nothing at all

    I was just busy talking a blue streak mama
    I was talking a blue streak…

  6. Lost Together

    Oh were we lost together, you know we were
    Side be side losing everything
    From the garden in your head
    I would like to get some rest
    So the kids no longer have
    to see us fighting

    And oh oh what the funny thing is
    What I thought that this was for
    Makin' love and makin' moreÂ
    Beautiful babies
    I never thought that I'd look back and see
    What I didn't have to give
    And just what they didn't get
    Those beautiful babies

    Oh were we lost together, you know we were
    Side by side losing everything
    We were just a pair of kids
    Oh the stupid things we did
    In the madness they were callin'
    the revolution

    And oh oh what the funny thing is
    What I thought that this was for
    Making love and making more
    Beautiful babies
    I never thought that I'd look back and see
    How we left them at the door
    With their eyes so full of war
    That was a family

  7. I Like You Better

    I like you better ooh oh
    I like you better ooh oh
    well shyness gets the best of me
    A light come down on me oh oh
    And I wanted to hold you forever
    Forever, forever

    Anyway, that you hold it
    Goddamn, got to roll with it, roll with it
    And the world gets open
    Like you done
    Like you done

    I can't think no more, I can't think
    I can't use my brain
    I can't think no more, I can't think
    I can't use my brain

  8. Hey Little Mama

    Hey little mama, don't you take it so hard
    They never had the time for you
    Wandered in the yard
    With magic all around you
    And the golden dust of god
    You're all grown up, you've got a baby in your arms

    Between the world of the humans
    And your expanding heart
    You've been holding your own hand
    Ever since the start
    Now you're trying to be for somebody
    What nobody was for you
    Did you think that this would beÂ
    The hardest thing you'd ever do

    But oh, you love her
    Like you never thought you could
    And oh, you love her
    Like the moon it loves the earth

    He reminds you of your daddy
    With all his tricks and charms
    He reminds you of your daddy
    Everytime he lets you down
    And you believe him when he tells you
    He'll quit drinking for you
    Yeah, you think that if you love him
    Maybe he will change for you

    And hey little mama, don't you take it so hard
    The things you are rememberingÂ
    Will surface and depart
    And you won't feel so crazy
    In the worldÂ
    And you will give to her
    A life that she deserves

    But oh, you love her
    Like you never thought you could
    And oh, you love her
    Like the moon it loves the earth

  9. The Gospel Song

    Where did we go when the blue sky turned to liquid
    And the cold trees stood naked
    Oh high up on the mountain
    We were growing up, so strong

    I have found a flower, that is growing in the forest
    And we talked by the hour
    Oh we were not lovers, but I loved you
    Oh Oh loveÂ

    And oh beautiful clouds
    I go sailing through
    Oh golden clouds
    I been sailing through you

    Well my mother was a gardenerÂ
    Of things unspoken
    And my father came around me
    Like a broken little soldier
    And my sister, she is wondering'
    What the hell is all around us
    But this beauty of all

    And what you do is sacred
    And what you say don't matter much
    Yer moving your lips
    But your mind is on fire

    And oh the steam is rising
    LIke it did onceÂ
    Oh a love came down through me from above
    And sang up to my god
    And he saved me once again

    And if you have a brother
    Then you can understandÂ
    What it is to love
    And to grow up to love
    and things get shattered

    And oh beautiful clouds
    I go sailing through
    Oh golden clouds
    I been sailing through you

  10. Goin' Over

    I know you're goin' over
    I know you're goin' soon
    I know you're going over soon
    Hold your head, in my hands
    And cry for youÂ

    I know the world, has got to be
    Too much for you

    I know you're goin' over
    I know you're goin' soon
    I know you're going over soon
    Hold your head, in my hands
    And cry for you

    I'll hold your heart
    In my hands, and I'll sing for you

  11. Half In

    All the while we stayed
    We were half in, but holdin'
    And we still don't knowÂ
    What was it worth, anyway

    Out in the wreckage yard
    Under the moon and stars
    I bin sleeping to kill time
    Waking up to find
    Hell on my road
    Paved with golden lies

    Colouring outside my lines
    Search psychedelics for the universal mind
    But it don't change a thing
    You're starting to drink
    'Cuz it's a dirty game
    Trying to hold back change
    And we've been walking out
    In seas of doubt
    And hovering, hovering

    And I know you so well
    Cold dark river been starting to swell
    And I'm up to my knees
    The dark in the trees
    Your face and hands
    Have been my lands
    But I believe we're done
    So much gone on
    It wore us down

    Outro

    But hooo boy, we had joy
    You were the sun in my days
    In a thousand ways,
    I call out to you
    I don't know what to do
    I been missing you

    But hooo boy, we had joy....

  12. One More Cup of CoffeeÂ
    (Bob Dylan)

    Your breath is sweet, your eyes are likeÂ
    Two jewels in the nightÂ
    Your back is straight, your hair is smooth
    On the pillow where you lie
    But I don't sense affection
    Or gratitude or love
    Your loyalty is not to my
    But to the stars above

    One more cup of coffee for the road
    One more cup of coffee for I go
    To the valley below

    Your Daddy, he's an outlaw
    A wanderer by trade
    He'll teach you how to pick and choose
    And how to throw the blade
    He overseas his kingdom
    So no stranger does intrude
    His voice it trembles as he calls out
    For another plate of food

    One more cup of coffee for the road
    One more cup of coffee for I go
    To the valley below

    Your sister sees the future
    Like your mama and yourself
    You've never learned to read or write
    There's no books upon your shelf
    Your pleasure knows no limit
    Your voice is like a meadow lark
    But your soul is like the ocean
    Mysterious and dark

    One more cup of coffee for the road
    One more cup of coffee for I go
    To the valley below

  13. Mimi's Song

    Tell them about me
    Tell them everything
    After I'm gone, after I'm gone
    Make it exciting, let them know I was fun
    And tell the story like a beautiful dream
    Oh the dress I wore was a fine silk crepe cream

    And ooh, remember me
    And ooh, remember me well

    Oh the dances in that old Texas barn
    Papa Sam was handsome
    To the ladies he shone
    I stood outside smokingÂ
    I was elegant and young
    If not for that fine evening
    None of you souls would be around

    And ooh, remember me
    And ooh, remember me well

    Oh you're a wild and beautiful thing
    The gods are crying when they hear you sing
    Whatever happens, I'll be right here
    After all your tears, after all your tears

    But tell them about me,Â
    Tell them everything
    After I'm gone
    After I'm gone

Firecracker

Firecracker
2010
  1. Firecracker
    Listen on Soundcloud

    I was a sailboat, I was a sailor,
    I was a son of a gun of a gun
    I made it happen, down in the school yard
    I was a firecracker explodin"

    Chorus:
    Hallelulia, the sparks flew up to heaven
    They saw my smile, I was laughing so hard
    Hallelulia, the sparks flew up to heaven
    And I left the sober people with their cold hearts

    Sometimes there is someone
    someone who knows you
    But when you are sad there is no one
    But I'm a red bicycle
    Rolling and rolling
    I'm a quick silver, I'm a deal maker
    Don't you cross me once

    chorus

    And nothing can hold me,
    to this earth that don't roll me
    And I don't know if I'm dirty or clean
    But I was a sailboat,
    I was a sailor and I was a firecracker explodin

    Chorus:

    And oh why do you cry sister cry
    I bin talkin with the angels and its gonna be fine
    And hallelujah the sparks flew up to heaven
    And i left the sober people with their cold hearts