Lyrics

Hey Bartender (Nadine Budge, John Bartholomeusz, Andrew Carswell)

Chorus

Bartender pour me a strong one

I got me a pocket full of cash

This race it ain’t gonna be a long one

Gonna be more like a 50-yard dash

 

From Monday to Friday I never see the sun

I’m working my fingers to the bone

And when the week is over gonna cut myself loose

Gonna ride it hard until the weekend’s gone

 

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Gonna find me a bar that never closes down

I’m gonna go where I can go get gone

With like-minded people with minds just like mine

Gonna pull me an all-nighter all night long

 

I feel like I’ve died and gone to heaven

I hope this night of glory never ends

We’re emptying our pockets for one more round

For me and all my like-minded friends

 

Gonna find me a bar that never closes down

I’m gonna go where I can go get gone

With like-minded people with minds just like mine

Gonna pull me an all-nighter all night long

 

Last Chorus

Hey! Bartender make mine a double

I just found a tenner on the floor

I know I’m heading for trouble

They’re gonna have to pour me out the…

 

Bartender pour me a strong one

I got me a pocket full of cash

This race it ain’t gonna be a long one

Gonna be more like a fifty yard dash

 

Run Daddy Run (Nadine Budge)

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Run daddy run, mama’s got the gun

Run daddy run, mama’s got the gun

‘Cause she knows what you have done

 

If I were you I’d get out of town

Head for the hills before the sun goes down

Before the sun goes down

 

Get down on your knees and pray for your soul

‘Cause that look in her eyes would make your blood run cold

It will make your blood run cold

 

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You swore on your life you’d turn back the tide

But time after time you left mama dyin’ inside

She was dyin’ inside

 

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Every Second Beat of my Heart (Nadine Budge, Bree Hartley)

He sits in his old chair just counting the hours till its light

No, these days he don’t sleep much, he knows he’s on borrowed time

When he looks at her picture his mind wanders off to the past

And he knows it’s not long till he sees his beloved at last

 

From the moment he saw her he knew that she’d stolen his heart

And they never broke the promise they made, ‘til death do us part

And he swore on his children he’d love her with all his might

Now he’s alone in his old chair just waiting on the first light

 

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Have I been a good, have I been a good man

Tried to never do you wrong right from the start

And I knew I’d always love you

As if you were every second beat of my heart

 

Now the days of the week they don’t mean much to him any more

Now his minds an old movie that plays over the scenes from before

Before she left his world and left him without his best friend

But he wouldn’t have her back ‘cause he couldn’t bear to lose her again

 

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Lover Where You Going (John Bartholomeusz)

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Lover, where you goin’ now?

When the grape is on the vine

You’re off to play a show in town

Or some such waste of time

Lover, where you goin’ now?

I see your bags are packed

Your heart is on the easy road

And you ain’t comin’ back

 

Take a look at this farmhouse

We built with our own hands

With a couple of extra rooms

For the family we had planned

 

Take a look at these photographs

You hung up on the wall

We fit together like a hand in a glove

Until the highway called

A familiar stranger called

 

Flash forward to Saturday night

You’re playin’ in the big saloon

Trading shots with the city boys

Sleepin’ in someone’s room

 

Take a last long look at this farmhouse

That couldn’t hold you down

When the seasons turn and the crops come in

You’re nowhere to be found

You just ain’t the settlin’ kind

 

Man And A Pretty Gal (Andrew Carswell)

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What is it with a man and a pretty gal?

What is it with a man and a pretty gal?

He gets on the bus to heaven but he winds up gettin` off in Hell.

 

Well I had a friend he said he was in love,

I had a friend he told me he was in love,

Now he`s standing on a ledge and he`s waiting for a shove.

 

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I had a friend he was head over heels,

I had a friend in love head over heels,

Well she stole his heart, stole his guns and stole his wheels.

 

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Well I had a friend he was so infatuated,

I had a friend he was infatuated,

Well they found him in a ditch in his own blood saturated.

 

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Billy 4 (Bob Dylan)

There’s guns across the river about to pound you
There’s a lawman on your trail he’d like to surround you
Bounty hunters are dancing all around you
Billy, they don’t like you to be so free.

 

Playing around with some sweet signorita
Into her dark chamber she will greet you
In the shadows of the mesa she will lead you
Billy, and you’re going all alone.

 

They say that Pat Garrett’s got your number
So sleep with one eye open, when you slumber
‘Cause every little sound just might be thunder
Thunder from the barrel of his gun.

 

So hang on to your woman, if you got one
Remember in El Paso once you shot one
And up in Santa Fe one time you bought one
Billy, and you’re goin’ all alone.

 

Gypsy queens will play your grand finale
Way down in some Tularosa alley
Maybe in La Rio Pecas valley
Billy, you’re so far away from home
Billy, you’re so far away from home

 

Travelin’ Man (Nadine Budge)

All my life I’ve been a travelin’ man

I’ve never had a home

Had no front door to cross through

No bed to call my own

See my daddy was a drinkin’ man

A heart as cold as steel

And my mama not too far behind

He kept her down at heel

 

My brothers and sister haven’t seen since I was five

And I wonder what they look like now

Or if they’re still alive

This picture I carry all faded with time

Is all I have of my childhood

And that family of mine

 

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So now the sky is my blanket

The moon is my light

And this riverbank it gently rocks me at night

The trees tell me stories and kiss me goodnight

And I dream of my mama’s arms holding me tight

 

I left the home and joined the railways

Rode those rails for twenty years

Took up drinkin’ like my daddy

To drown out all my fears

But no amount of whisky

Can wash away the tears

And give me back those years

That family of mine

 

So now the sky is my blanket

The moon is my light

And this riverbank it gently rocks me at night

The trees tell me stories and kiss me goodnight

And I dream of my mama’s arms holding me tight

 

Top Of the Mountain (John Bartholomeusz, Andrew Carswell)

Set off down the highway

Never had a plan

Never had a problem

Never gave a damn

Never thought about the past

Or what I’m runnin’ from

Never thought of nothin’

I just wanted to be gone

 

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‘Cause it’s a long way to the top of the mountain

Far away from where I been

I’ll take the fast train to the top of the mountain

Where I’ll lie with my sweetheart again

Where I’ll lie with my sweetheart again

 

Found a town that’s nothing like

The one I left behind

Found a lowdown smoky bar

Lowdown smoky wine

Found myself entangled

Between two fightin’ men

Found myself in prison

Doing five to ten

 

I’m not looking for someone else to blame

And I got no desire for fortune or for fame

Take me back there to the one that loves me still

And let me hear that train whistle coming up the hill

 

Don’t Look Back (Andrew Carswell)

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Don’t look back, you’ll just see me ridin’

To the western sky

The moon will be low and the tumbleweeds blowin’

And you’ll be askin’ why

 

You said our love would last forever

I think we was in your bed

You said it was like that vase of flowers

But honey, they’re already dead

 

You said the moon and stars were nothin’

Compared to our life

I said somethin’ sweet and it started you cryin’

But it’s the same thing I told my wife

 

Now I’m no good, but there’s plenty worser

There’s people that kill and maim

I cheat and I lie and I don’t know why

But honey, it’s all just a game

 

Haunted Hills (Nadine Budge)

Brother don’t go, brother don’t go

Into the Haunted Hills

 

‘Cause old Jack Quidon, he’s 97

But he remembers the date way back in ‘38

It was the 15th of May, and to this very day

No-one can say what took Old Diamond away

 

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So brother don’t go to the hills tonight

There’s a ghost on the wind and somethin’ ain’t right

There’s a howl in the trees, I’m beggin’ you please

Don’t go to the Haunted Hills

 

Then six years later there’s young Jimmy Slater

Had a newspaper round in the very next town

He waved to his mother, said I’ll be home by supper

Rode off up the track – and he never came back

 

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There’s rumours around about a man leaving town

The story’s been told he went out huntin’ gold

Now his horse can be seen runnin’ hungry and mean

Through them old hills at night when the moon’s shinin’ bright

 

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Let It Ride (Nadine Budge)

Been driftin’ away, further every day

I never knew we’d be so far apart

And it hurts me to say I’m sorry I can’t stay

But I can’t take what you’re doing with my heart

 

And I don’t know where I’m goin’

Just further each day, and there’s nothing more to say

As the wind it blows me every which way

 

Been sinkin’ like a stone, been drinkin’ all alone

Blowin’ smoke-rings to the chill night air

Now I’m on this road alone and I don’t know where I’m goin’

But I tell myself that I don’t need to care

 

And I don’t care where I’m goin’

Just further each day, there’s nothin’ more to say

As this road it takes me every which way

 

But I’ll just let it ride

As day gives in to night

Yeah, let these feelings slide

Yeah, I’ll just let it ride

I’ll just let it ride

I’ll just let it ride

 

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‘Cause I got to go for my heart’s sake

We’re like a storm that will not break

And there’s no time left to bide

So I’ll just let it ride

I’ll just let it ride

I’ll just let it ride

 

How Mountain Girls Can Love (Carter Stanley)

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Get out boys, go back home

Back to the girl you love

Treat her right, never wrong

That’s how mountain girls can love

 

Ridin’ alone on the high cold hills

On the trail of the old lonsome pine

Thinkin’ of you, feelin’ so blue

Wonderin’ why I left you behind

 

Remember the night we walked down the lane

Our hearts were gay and happy then

You whispered to me as I held you close

We wished that night would never end