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Davey’s Cornet

Davey’s Cornet, Tom Shed’s new album takes us on a journey through “history, humor and the human condition”
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  • 1. Better Than Good
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    Better Than Good by Tom Shed, ©/(p) Curly Maple Music

    Some people look for love in the dark
    Some people look in the bright light of day
    Some people howl at the Moon in the park
    Some drop to their knees and pray

    Now me I don’t know much about love
    But I believe in what I see
    Right now, I see gorgeous green eyes
    And they are looking back at me

    What are the chances,
    Of a perfect romance?
    Better than good, Better than good
    Better than good, Better than good

    She might be thinking one night stand
    She might be looking for a man of means
    Hey baby, I’m the man with the plan
    Make me a part of your dreams

    Look out! Love’s coming my way,
    Right now I’m livin’ my chance
    Can’t waste time wishin my dreams
    Gotta get on the floor and dance

    Cause’, what are the chances,
    Of a perfect romance?
    Better than good, Better than good
    Better than good, Better than good
    (chorus)
    Breezin’ by, oh my! Cover Girl dream
    Jeans tight, so right, and winkin’ at me!
    Eyes met, heart set, now I’m on fire
    What about you makes me burn with desire?
    (bridge)
    Long hair, cute smile
    Soft kiss, smooth style
    Romance, I’m in deep,
    her love, I’ll keep…

    Don’t live your life with regrets
    You only get so much time
    I’ve got your love right here in my heart
    Took my chance now you are mine

    Now, what are the chances,
    Of a perfect romance?
    Better than good

  • 2. Ole Hickory’s Town
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    Ole’ Hickory’s Town by Tom Shed, ©/p. Curly Maple Music

    Well they came from all around,
    To the place the call Ole’ Hickory’s Town
    Where the cows cross the ford,
    By docks piled high with Naval stores

    The St. Johns flows onto the sea,
    Through the town, past industry
    Then came the shouts from all around,
    Ole’ Hickory’s town
    It’s burning down,
    Ole’ Hickory’s Town
    It’s burning down

    Started out on Davis,
    At the old mattress shop
    The crew sat down for dinner,
    Then the whole place went up

    Now Haney tried to make a stand,
    But the flames drove back his desperate plan
    Many fled to the shore,
    Just a step ahead of the deadly roar

    Some were trapped, where they hid
    Adams Street to Hogans Creek the fires bid
    All it found, raised to the ground
    Ole’ Hickory’s town,
    It’s burning down,
    Ole’ Hickory’s town
    It’s burning down

    Well the people had their fill,
    Of the fire that consumed Ole’ Jacksonville
    So they build this time with stone,
    To protect all the families and their homes

    The city grew, prosperity,
    Rose above the fires fearful tragedy
    And their fame grew all around, the fires out…
    In Ole’ Hickory’s Town
    Ole Hickory’s Town
    Ole Hickory’s Town

  • 3. Bolita Sam
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    Bolita Sam by Don Grooms, ©/(p) Curly Maple Music

    Well the man who ran the numbers, in Florida in ‘53
    Was a grey eyed black man named McCollum
    his pretty wife Ruby
    Now Ruby had a problem, she also had a kid
    By a white doctor in Live Oak, who would like to keep it hid
    chorus
    Bolita Sam, gambling man
    Couldn’t handle what was a going down
    He played his final numbers, but nobody remembers
    That grey eyed black man, Bolita Sam

    Then one Sunday Morning, Ruby couldn’t take it no more
    She shot Doctor Leroy Adams
    Left him dying on the floor
    Sam knew when they came for Ruby, they’d take him if they could
    So he filled a suitcase with money,
    and he left Live Oak for good
    CHORUS
    Now Sam went home to Ocala, Ruby went to jail
    Charged with first degree murder
    Wouldn’t let her out on bail
    Sam never knew what happened, didn’t know she went insane
    Cause he went home to Ocala,
    played his final numbers game

    CHORUS

    Nobody knows what happened, how it came to be
    Sam went to the graveyard
    Ruby went to Chattahoochee
    Sam did not use a pistol, and here’s the reason why
    He said when there is nothing left to loose,
    you gotta lay down and die

  • 4. Tate's Hell
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    Tate’s Hell by Will McLean

    Old Tate left Sumatra along about dark.
    He had his two big dogs and a puppy named Spark.
    An old Long Tom shot-gun, a sharp Barlow knife,
    That panther would sure have the chase of his life

    A little past moon down, the dogs struck the scent;
    Through bramble and titi a-running Tate went;
    For hours and hours, until it was dawn;
    Then Tate knew that he was a long way from home.

    He blowed through his gun-barrel, the dogs did not hear;
    The panther had killed them, and now Tate felt fear;
    The sun was not shining, the mist it was thick;
    "Oh, Lordy," Tate hollered, "I'm lost up the crick."

    He leaned back to rest, and his eyes did not see;
    The big rattler struck him above the bent knee;
    The lick was so hard that a-sprawling he fell;
    This was the beginning of poor old Tate's Hell!

    He opened his Barlow and grabbed him some moss;
    A cut he made one way, another across;
    He wrapped his leg tightly and tied it with string;
    then sickness came on him, his body turned green.

    When Tate was discovered, these words he did tell,
    "My name is Old Tate, boys! I've just been in Hell!"
    These few-spoken words were the last that he said;
    His spirit, it left him. Old Tate, he was dead.

  • 5. Fear
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    Fear by Tom Shed©/(p) Curly Maple Music

    My name is fear, I brought you here
    To take away your life
    You walk with me, it’s destiny
    You never know when I’ll strike

    You walk home, all alone
    I’ll be holding back the light
    You will see, it’s only me
    Blinding you into flight

    Who fears, who fears

    You make plans, I’ll tie your hands
    And destroy the one you trust
    Take your dreams, like some machine
    And grind them all to dust

    I will seek, both brave and meek
    To make sure you belong
    When I attack, don’t hold back
    I am weak when you are strong

    Who fears, who fears

    If you know, how I sow
    You will know me as a friend
    When you see, you are me
    My hold on you will end

    My name is fear, I brought you here
    To take away your life
    You walk with me, it’s destiny
    You never know when I’ll strike

  • 6. Davey's Cornet
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    The Man with the Brass Cornet (Davey’s Cornet)
    © Tom Shed/Janet Goodman CMM/BMI

    Davey blew a cornet
    In a juke joint by the tracks
    Till in '17 we joined the war,
    He volunteered to fight in France
    In his shoes, at five-foot two,
    They wouldn’t let him in the infantry
    So he’d play Taps for the boys each night
    And at dawn, wake them up with reveille

    CHORUS
    No glory words, no stories heard
    About the War to end all Wars
    The only soldier without a gun
    Always the shortest one
    He’s the man with the brass cornet

    Davey came back from France
    Put away his cornet
    Making babies instead of music
    He never spoke of regrets
    Works a union life, loves his kids and wife
    Didn’t talk much about the war
    “Just a bugler”, is all he’d say
    Watch the kids in the yard as they play...
    Content with his life, his family and his favorite cigar

    CHORUS

    BRIDGE
    After he died, we gather inside
    To sort through his life and his dreams
    The truth we all knew, wasn't all that was true
    What we found there. . . , it changed everything,

    Down in the cellar
    In a box, in the dark
    There’s papers from the Army
    Photographs, a Purple Heart
    He spent his time, on the front lines
    With a Red Cross on his sleeve
    Carried the wounded through the blood and the gore
    Now we know how he gave so . . much more
    This man with the brass cornet

    No glory words, no stories heard
    About the War to end all Wars
    The only soldier without a gun
    Always the shortest one
    He’s the man with the brass cornet

  • 7. Just a Soft Echo
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    Just A Soft Echo By Tom Shed, ©/(p) Curly Maple Music

    Sunshine is shinning, on my front door
    But you won’t find me, don’t live there no more
    If you remember, mention my name
    I’ll hear the echo, out on the plain

    I’ve learned from the mountains, to stand my own ground
    Valley’s they taught me, to hear every sound
    When I first touched you, you remembered my name
    Just a soft echo, after the rain

    We’ve shared the laughter, the love and the pain
    Histories moments, the loss and the shame
    And it doesn’t matter, the price we all pay
    Just a soft echo, out on the plain
    Now this life is over, all that I did
    I’m feeling better, so bring on that lid
    Wild birds are calling, calling my name
    Just a soft echo, after the rain

    Memories build, the legend of me
    With whispers of how, a proud son used to be
    Maybe you’ll listen, then think of me
    Just a soft echo

  • 8. Does it Hurt to Laugh?
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    Does it Hurt to Laugh by Tom Shed © (p)

    Does it hurt to laugh, does it hurt to cry
    Do you feel alone, when you sigh
    Can you touch me now, with you’re hands of grace
    Will you sooth me down, with you’re loving face

    And hey, don’t you know
    Love only grows

    Is it all you want, is it all it’s for
    Will you stop today, and want no more
    Do you want me now, deep down inside
    Will you stop the game, of seek and hide

    And hey, don’t you know
    Love only grows

    Will you always walk, in perfections path
    Will you make our love, a life long craft
    Will you love me till, the end of time
    Will you make all joy, yours and mine

    And hey, don’t you know
    Love only grows

    Does it hurt to laugh
    Does it hurt to cry
    Do you feel alone
    When you sigh

  • 9. Walk Proud
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    Walk Proud by Don Grooms
    ©/(p) Curly Maple Music/You’nI Music

    Use it up, wear it out
    Make it do or do without.
    We can’t pay for the things you want to buy.
    Wear your old faded jeans.
    They are patched but they are clean.
    Walk proud, my son,
    And hold your head up high.

    We lived away back in the hills
    With the bears and the whippoorwills
    The closest store was 35 miles away.
    Although I’m now a full grown man,
    When I close my eyes I can
    Hear the words my mother used to say …..

    CHORUS

    Now I’ve got a son of my own
    He’s even got his own telephone.
    Seems like I buy him something everyday
    He’s got everything money can buy
    And it makes me want to cry
    ‘Cause I know he’ll never hear his mother say …..

    CHORUS

  • 10. Draw the Line
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    Draw The Line by Don Grooms ©/p. Curly Maple Music/You’ni Music

    I was working my way cross the country
    Going back to the folks in the land
    I’d say all I can do is sing my songs for you
    And eat supper with you when I can

    Then I found a Georgia share cropper
    He’d never seen me before
    He said all we’ve got is taters and possum
    But there’s always enough for one more

    I said there’s something I ought to tell you
    I don’t eat possum a lot
    But he said possum meat is not that hard to eat
    When possum is all you have got

    Swapped songs with a Louisiana Cajun
    On the banks of a little Bayou
    He said all we got’s crawfish and gator
    But it sure makes a mighty fine stew

    I said there’s something I ought to tell you
    I don’t eat alligator a lot
    But he said gator meat is not that hard to eat
    When gator is all you have got
    Then I sat with a Seminole Indian
    Watching deer meat rot in the sun
    He said we don’t have a whole lot to offer
    But you can share it with us when it’s done

    I said there’s something I ought to tell you
    I don’t eat rotten deer meat alot
    But he said rotten meat is not that hard to eat
    When that’s the only thing you have got
    And then he sang…

    Now I’ve got my own little family
    And every night when the sun goes in
    I never ask them what they’ve got for dinner
    I just sit down and shovel it in
    ‘Cause I will eat most anything you’ve got to offer
    I’ll even tell you snakes and snails are fine
    But everybody draws the line somewhere
    And liver is where I draw mine

    Yes I’ve been all over this country
    And I’ll eat most anything you have got
    But please don’t invite me to dinner
    If liver’s what you’ve got in your pot

    ‘Cause I will eat most anything you’ve got to offer
    I’ll even tell you snakes and snails are fine
    But everybody draws the line somewhere
    And liver is where I draw mine

  • 11. Riders in the Sky
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    Riders in the Sky, by Stan Jones, MPL Music Music Publishing

    A lone cowpoke went ridin' out one dark and windy day
    Upon a ridge he rested as he went along his way
    When all at once a mighty herd of red eyed cows he saw
    Climbing ‘cross the ragged sky and up a cloudy draw
    Yippee-I-aye, yippee-I-o, The Ghost Herd in the sky
    Their horns were black and shiny and their hoofs were made of steel
    Their brands were still on fire and their hot breath he could feel
    A bolt of fear went through him as they thundered through the sky
    For he saw the riders comin' hard and he heard their mournful cry
    Yippee-I-aye, yippee-I-o, Ghost riders in the sky
    Their faces drawn, their eyes a’ blurred, shirts all soaked with sweat
    They're ridin' hard to catch that herd but they ain't caught 'em yet'
    For they got to ride forever on that range up in the sky
    On horses snorting fire, as they ride on hear their cry
    Yippee-I-aye, yippee-I-o, Ghost riders in the sky
    As the riders loped on by him he heard one call his name
    If you wanna save your soul from Hell a’ ridin' on our range
    Then cowboy change your way or with us you will ride
    Tryin' to catch the Devil's herd across these endless skies
    Yippee-I-aye, yippee-I-o,
    Ghost riders in the sky
    Ghost riders in the sky

  • 12. Groove
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Mama’s Goin’ Out

“Mama’s Goin’ Out” is an album with many musical styles.  It is a collection of songs with an artistic view and poignant message.  Each song contains a point and perspective, crafted to introduce the listener to ideas, history and inspiration.  Music with purpose, or if you like, songs about something. Samples are MP3.

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 “Mama’s Goin’ Out” – An homage to working single mothers.  “Mama’s Goin’ Out” declares life has changed, but it’s not over.

“It Don’t Mean You’re Country”- Somewhere in a pop star or actors life there comes a moment they decide they will “up and go country”.  Sometimes it’s an idea better left alone.

“Congratulations Standing Bear” – In 1838 a Native American is brought to Federal Court and ruled a “human being”.  One savage changed into a human being just in time to suffer the consequences. A Don Grooms song.

“Forgotten Memories” – Taking a look at our past and future, “Where’s the water coming from?” never meant so much. Jerry Lawrence Bullard and Tom Shed write this plea for sanity with our natural resources.

“Florida State of Mine” – A celebration of life in the “Sunshine State” as seen thru the natural wonders of our state parks.

“Rivers Roll On” – Amy Carol Webb’s observation of Florida’s rivers and life’s’ flow.

“Plumes” – Steve Blackwell’s song about the first Game Warden murdered while defending a species of birds.

“Maybe” – Decision by indecision.  Life continues to move, disengaging from charting your own course leaves you in a world not of your own.

“Richard’s Blues” – A close friend of Tom’s planned his life out, then died while working towards early retirement.  Each day may be your last.

“Scream and Shout, the relationship song” – Most relationships don’t work out.  When you guard your personality and ego like they have great value, you lose the only thing that does have value.

“Tomorrow” – Don Grooms view of life at hand.  Giving up on today, hoping for better days to come.

“Banjo goes NASCAR®”* – Tom Shed’s salute to all those wrench grabbin’, paint tradin’, pedal to the metal, piston heads who fling mud and dirt dreaming of the day they go to the great asphalt oval. (*NASCAR® is a registered trademark.)

  • 1. Mama's Goin' Out
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    MAMA'S GOIN' OUT
    by tom shed, Curly Maple Music/Curly Maple America, BMI

    She's got her hair up high, with a little bit of tease
    Her cover girl's right, a perfume named,.. “please”
    Four inch Jimmy Choo's with a wrap around the heel
    A hot red dress, cause' tonite's a big deal

    Mama's goin' out
    Mama's goin' out
    Kids begin to shout
    Mama's goin' out
    Mama's goin out and she aint' comin' back by ten

    She's payin' all the bills
    Keeping up the rent
    Six o clock rolls around, she's feelin' pretty spent
    But tonite,
    She's tearin' up the place
    Nobody gonna catch her,
    Though she really really, really, likes the chase

    Mama's goin' out
    Mama's goin' out
    She's out without a doubt
    Mama's goin' out
    Mama's goin out and she aint' comin' back by ten

    Well her dress is real tight
    Spanx are holding in
    She glides out on the dance floor
    All the boys start to grin,
    If they’re feelin' lucky
    That's when the fun begins
    'Cause this joint is really jumpin'
    And Mama's feelin' thin

    Mama's goin' out
    Mama's goin' out
    Tonite! without doubt
    Mama's goin' out
    Mama's goin out and she aint' comin' back by ten

    *Cover Girl®, Jimmy Choo®, Spanx® are registered trademarks

  • 2. It Don't Mean You're Country
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    It Don't Mean You’re Country
    by Billy Dean, Tom Shed, Lyndon LaFevers, BDMG (BMI)

    There's a slight misconception
    a point I'd like to make
    what it means to be country
    just what it takes.
    It’s time in the saddle
    not how your boots fit
    You gotta’ be country music
    You can't just, do it

    It don't mean you’re country
    if it’s whiskey you drink
    it ain't what you wear
    it’s the way that you think
    it’s a buckle you've earned
    it’s the ones you hold dear
    takes more than whiskers
    to wear Willie's beard
    just cause you speak with a slow southern drawl,
    … it don't mean you’re country at all.

    A dry dusty harvest
    crops in the barn
    sweat’s on your brow
    Your family, your farm
    It comes from within you
    and always remains
    ‘cause when you're true country
    it flows in your veins
    there’s some people out there
    just country in name
    All hat and no horse
    All gun and no game..

    It don't mean you’re country
    if it’s whiskey you drink
    it ain't what you wear
    it’s the way that you think
    it’s a buckle you've earned
    it’s the ones you hold dear
    takes more than whiskers
    to wear Willie's beard
    just cause you speak with a slow southern drawl,
    … it don't mean you’re country at all.

    It’s Waylon and Marty
    Hank, Roy and Conway
    Tammy and Patsy’s sweet songs
    It’s music that sounds right
    Not pop stars in mid-life
    It’s the Man In Black, carrying on …

    and just cause you speak with a slow southern drawl,
    … it don't mean you’re country at all.

    … nice shiny pickup you got there bubba

  • 3. Congratulations Standing Bear
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    Congratulations Standing Bear by Don Grooms
    ©/(p) Curly Maple Music/You’nI Music, Curly Maple America, BMI

    Congratulations Standing Bear, today you are a man
    Yesterday you were a heathen savage living off the land
    Now the courts have changed the color
    Of the red skin you have worn
    And at last you are a free man in the land where you were born

    In the heat of Oklahoma where the white man sat them down
    Standing Bear was sadly watching his last son die on the ground
    Father please, the boy cried weakly, when my final hour has come,
    Don’t let my bones be buried ‘neath this Oklahoma sun.
    Take me home to the Dakota’s where my mother gave me birth,
    Let my body lie forever in the breast of Mother Earth.

    So they left the reservation, headed north to Omaha
    That’s where they were arrested for it was against the law
    Filed a writ of Habeas Corpus saying set these people free
    But the whites said these ain’t people,
    They’re just Indians can’t you see
    Then into the federal court room in front of Judge Dundy,
    Where he said of course they’re people,
    And you’ve got to set them free.

    Congratulations Standing Bear, today you are a man
    Yesterday you were a heathen savage living off the land
    Now the courts have changed the color
    Of the red skin you have worn
    And at last you are a free man in the land where you were born

    So they loaded up his body, headed for the burial ground
    But that’s where the soldiers stopped them, said turn this thing around
    You’re no longer an Indian, the courts made you a man
    And you cannot bury you’re garbage on this sacred Indian land.

    Congratulations Standing Bear, today you are a man
    Yesterday you were a heathen savage living off the land
    Now the courts have changed the color
    Of the red skin you have worn
    But you’ll never be a free man in the land where you were born

    No, you’ll never be a free man in the land, where you were born.

  • 4. Forgotten Memories
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    Forgotten Memories

    by Jerry Lawrence Bullard,Tom Shed,Curly Maple Music/Curly Maple America, BMI

    Driving down this interstate, trying to clear my mind
    Thinking back to yesterday, turning back the hands of time
    When US 41 was the main drag, and
    Mom & pop businesses were all that we had

    Then came those developers, eyes all filled with greed
    Tourist traps and houses is what this place needs
    People and politicians forgot to look before they leap
    Sold out our paradise and we sold out way too cheap

    Forgotten memories, forgotten times
    Forgotten places, echo in my mind
    Build another strip mall, where’s the water coming from?
    What happened to this place, I used to know as home?

    As I pass by marsh and Sawgrass, my soul finds a sudden peace
    Driving to the seashore, city noise begins to ease
    I’m drifting back to yesterday, family picnics on the beach
    But the oceans lined with condos and it’s almost out of reach

    Forgotten memories, forgotten times
    Forgotten places, echo in my mind
    Let’s build another golf course, where’s the water coming from?
    What happened to this place, I used to know as home?

    Forgotten memories, forgotten times
    Forgotten places, echo in my mind
    Let’s build a thousand houses, where’s the water coming from?
    What happened to this place I used to know as home?

    Yes, what happened to this place I used to know as . . .

  • 5. Florida State of Mine
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    Florida State of Mine
    by tom shed
    ©/(p) Curly Maple Music/Curly Maple America, (BMI)

    Florida is the place where nature really shines
    A place I call my home where I always feel fine
    Sometimes I’m hanging, breezing at the beach
    Cause when you live in Florida
    Its all within your reach, woo!

    Parks are really friendly and a little wild
    Come on out and sit a spell, sho’ to make you smile
    Skippin’ through the woods, snorkel in the Keys
    Floating down a river in a warm southern breeze, woo!

    I’m heading outside with a few close friends
    Ones an Alligator, the other Pelican
    Nature’s all in splendor, fun in every day
    Critters saying Hi! Livin’ in the Everglades, woo!

    All the parks and beaches, flowers growing wild
    Friendly plants and creatures, sure to make you smile
    Get the family moving, go out and grab some shade
    ‘Cause when you live in Florida, you really got it made, woo!

    I’m shelling on the bay, swaying in the breeze
    Sea oats waving to the happy Manatees
    Walking with the Egrets, Herons on the mend
    Bats eat Mosquitoes, that’s why they’re my friends, woo!

    Squawking at the Hawks, calling to the Gulls
    Turtles really digging it, and Otters heading home
    Take a little sunshine cruise out to the beach
    ‘Cause when you live in Florida, its all within your reach, woo!

    Just hugging on my honey, smelling sweet pines
    ‘Cause it’s fun to get with nature, in this Florida state of mine
    Fun to get with nature, in this Florida state of mine
    Fun to get with nature, in this Florida state of mine……….. woo!
    It’s your state too!!

  • 6. Rivers Roll On
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    Rivers Roll On by Amy Carol Webb, Different Stripes Music, ASCAP

    There’s a place I know
    Where the river runs slow enough the fish can dream
    And the dawn floats through
    Like a sweet old tune and heart can sing
    Where the Rainbow meets the Withlacoochee
    There’s a house where friends may come
    To rest their souls and celebrate their songs
    And the rivers roll on

    There’s a place I know
    Where the moss hangs low enough to tease the earth
    And the quiet’s deep
    As a wise man’s sleep ready for re-birth
    In the Apalachicola
    There’s a place of sacred calm
    Where weary travelers lay their burdens down
    And the rivers roll on

    Father God and Mother Earth gave us rivers
    To teach us how life’s done
    They will stop not for your cares or yearnings
    Nor for fear nor dreams undone

    There’s a place I know
    Where the river runs round stones in its way
    And if you listen well
    It will tell you tales of hope and bravery
    Where the ocean keeps on calling
    To the waters of St. Johns
    I rise and pray for strength to carry on
    And the rivers roll on
    Rivers roll on

  • 7. Plumes
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    Plumes

    Words and music by Steve Blackwell, Peace Creek Productions, ASCAP

    Call me Two Gun Johnson down here in the Glades
    I fish a little, hunt some birds, I'm a jack-of-all-trades
    Grew up near Flamingo down around Cuthbert Lake
    With a rifle or a boat it's a living I must make
    I've scouted out some rookeries where the snowy egrets nest
    After their eggs are hatched you know their feathers are the best
    Feathers for the ladies' hat is what they're for I'm told
    And at 35 dollars for an ounce of them you know they're worth their weight in gold

    I'm talkin' about plumes- bright explosions of wings
    Once I shoot those crazy birds I can buy all kinds of things
    They'll just sit right there can you imagine that?
    Tryin' to protect their young they're just feathers for a hat
    Said he was a game warden as his blue eyes glinted sadly
    I'm not proud to say this, but I'm the man who killed Guy Bradley
    I'm the man who killed Guy Bradley, I shot him for plumes
    Bright explosions of wings, once I shoot those crazy birds I can buy all kinds of things

    I guess I've known Guy Bradley nearly all my life
    We sat together in Miss Haddie's school, carved a desk up with a knife
    He played a decent fiddle in ol' Uncle John's String Band
    They'd play at old man Lyman's store or they'd play right in the sand
    But I've got to feed my babies so I shot, without a word
    Crumpled in the bottom of his sailing skiff you know he looked like a bloody bird
    He's buried out on the coconut grove there on the east cape
    Sending him to protect them birds was a terrible mistake I was after their

    Plumes
    Bright explosions of wings
    Once I shoot those crazy birds I can buy all kinds of things
    They'll just sit right there can you imagine that?
    Tryin' to protect their young they're just feathers for a hat
    Said he was a game warden as his blue eyes glinted sadly
    I'm not proud to say this, but I'm the man who killed Guy Bradley
    I'm the man who killed Guy Bradley, I shot him for plumes
    Bright explosions of wings, once I shoot those crazy birds I can buy all kinds of things
    Plumes

  • 8. Maybe
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    Maybe
    by tom shed, ©/p. Curly Maple Music/Curly Maple America, BMI

    If I could just get out of this place
    Find someplace where I can be free
    Some place where the water is clear
    Some place where I can be me

    So much for wishes
    Cause here’s where I stay
    Lost hesitation
    Waiting on maybe,
    Maybe

    Dreaming, I fade to a mist
    Drifting soft through the past
    My future is never to clear
    Waiting for something to last

    No late nite kisses
    Embrace on the beach
    Lost hesitation
    Waiting on maybe,
    Maybe

    Seems I’m always lost in this dream
    Loneliness lives casually here
    Living is all up to me
    Tomorrow draws uncomfortably near

    So much for wishes
    Cause here’s where I stay
    Lost hesitation
    Waiting on maybe,
    Maybe

  • 9. Richard's Blues
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    Richard’s Blues

    by tom shed, Curly Maple Music/Curly Maple America, BMI

    Aspiration making me climb
    Occupation yours maybe mine
    Relaxation American dream
    Excuse my manners if I jump and scream
    Look out! You’re gone

    Hesitation making me late
    Constipation making me wait
    Apprehension holding me back
    No protection from things that attack
    Look out! You’re gone

    Prosecution has me uptight
    Absolution no where in sight
    No confession, doing the time
    Just take a number, then get in line
    Look out! You’re gone

    Isolation tears on my soul
    Expectation taking its toll
    Consolation maybe a change
    Cancellation then rearrange
    Look out! You’re gone

  • 10. Scream and Shout, the relationship song
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    Scream and Shout, the relationship song

    by tom shed, Curly Maple Music/Curly Maple America, BMI

    Walk with me talk with me
    Hold my hand
    Can you stay a little longer?

    You think and I think,
    Hey, we understand
    Can you be a little stronger?

    And we’re where we should be all the time
    When we’re not we’re without
    Didn’t take time to free our minds
    So we still have to scream and shout
    Still have to scream and shout

    Talk with me walk with me
    Fall in love
    Lately I’ve been feeling so empty
    You touch me this must be
    Forever more
    You’ve been givin’ so plenty

    And we’re where we should be all the time
    When we’re not we’re without
    Didn’t take time to free our minds
    So we still have to scream and shout
    Still have to scream and shout

    Still have to scream and shout

  • 11. Tomorrow
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    Tomorrow, by Don Grooms
    ©/(p) Curly Maple Music/You’nI Music, Curly Maple America, BMI

    Some days drag on forever
    Everything seems to go wrong
    If we can make it through this evening
    A new life will start with the dawn

    Tomorrow’s gonna be a better day
    We’ll lose all our pain and our sorrow
    We’ll all have lots of money, love each other more
    When life gets better tomorrow

    There won’t be no more lonely people, no, no
    Walkin’ sad streets till dawn
    We’ll all be just instant companions
    ‘Cause hate and fear will be gone

    Tomorrow’s gonna be a better day
    We’ll lose all our pain and our sorrow
    We’ll all have lots of money, love each other more
    When life gets better tomorrow

    But peace, good will, don’t just happen, no, no
    Takes people like you and I
    And if some turkey don’t cross me this evenin’
    Why tomorrow I might give love a try

  • 12. Banjo Goes NASCAR®
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    Banjo Goes NASCAR® is an instrumental NASCAR® is a registered trademark

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Live at the Thomas Center

with Cathy DeWitt, Stan Geberer, Dawn DeWitt, Emerson Gravely, Lon Williamson

 

Format: Album
Record Label: Curly Maple Music
Available On: CD, Download

Produced by Tom Shed © (p) Curly Maple Music/Curly Maple America, BMI, all rights reserved. All songs by Tom Shed except (*) by Don Grooms & (**) by Will Mclean, Wakulla Music, BMI

$10.00 Add to cart

  • 1. Everybody Needs A Song
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    Everybody Needs A Song by tom shed
    ©/(p) Curly Maple Music/Curly Maple America, BMI

    Everybody needs a song
    Simple tune to carry on
    Something light but something strong
    Everybody needs a song

    Sometime, sometime, just sometime
    Seems I, I need my song

    Everybody needs a friend
    Feel your hope and not pretend
    Last until the bitter end
    Pick you up and start again

    Sometime, sometime, just sometime
    Seems I, I need my friend

    Everybody needs a song
    Simple tune to carry on
    Something light but something strong
    Everybody needs a song

    Sometime, sometime, just sometime
    Seems I, I need my song

  • 2. Does It Hurt To Laugh?
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    Does it Hurt to Laugh by tom shed
    ©/(p) Curly Maple Music/Curly Maple America, BMI

    Does it hurt to laugh, does it hurt to cry
    Do you feel alone, when you sigh
    Can you touch me now, with you’re hands of grace
    Will you sooth me down, with you’re loving face

    And hey, don’t you know
    Love only grows

    Is it all you want, is it all it’s for
    Will you stop today, and want no more
    Do you want me now, deep down inside
    Will you stop the game, of seek and hide

    And hey, don’t you know
    Love only grows

    Will you always walk, in perfections path
    Will you make our love, a life long craft
    Will you love me till, the end of time
    Will you make all joy, yours and mine

    And hey, don’t you know
    Love only grows

    Does it hurt to laugh
    Does it hurt to cry
    Do you feel alone
    When you sigh

  • 3. Better Than Good
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    Better Than Good by tom shed
    ©/(p) Curly Maple Music/Curly Maple America, BMI

    Some people look for love in the dark
    Some people look in the bright light of day
    Some people howl at the Moon in the park
    Some drop to their knees and pray

    Oh me I don’t know much about love
    But I believe in what I see
    Right now, I see gorgeous green eyes
    And they’re looking back at me

    What are the chances, of a perfect romance?
    Better than good, Better than good

    She might be thinking one night stand
    She might be looking for a man of means
    Hey baby, I’m a man with a plan
    Make me a part of your dreams

    Look out now love’s coming my way,
    Right now I’m livin’ my chance
    Can’t waste time wishin’ my dreams
    Gotta get on the floor and dance

    Cause’, what are the chances,
    Of a perfect romance?
    Better than good
    Better than good

    (Break)- Breezin’ by, Oh my, a cover girl dream
    Jeans tight, so right, you know what I mean,
    Eyes me, heart set, now I’m on fire,
    What about you makes me burn with desire?

    (Bridge)
    Long hair, Cute smile
    Soft kiss, Smooth style
    Romance, I’m in deep
    Her love, I’ll keep

    So don’t live your life with regret
    You only get so much time
    I’ve got her love right here in my heart
    Took my chance now she is mine

    Now, what are the chances,
    Of a perfect romance?
    Better than good
    Better than good

  • 4. Maybe
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    Maybe By tom shed
    ©/p. Curly Maple Music/Curly Maple America, BMI

    If I could just get out of this place
    Find some place where I can be free
    Some place where the water is clear
    Some place where I can be me
    So much for wishes
    Cause here’s where I stay
    Lost hesitation
    Waiting on maybe
    Maybe

    Dreaming, I fade to a mist
    Drifting soft through the past
    My future is never to clear
    Waiting for something to last
    No late nite kisses
    Embrace on the beach
    Lost hesitation
    Waiting on maybe
    Maybe

    Seems I’m always lost in this dream
    Loneliness lives casually here
    Living is all up to me
    Tomorrow draws uncomfortably near
    So much for wishes
    Cause here’s where I stay
    Lost hesitation
    Waiting on maybe
    Maybe

  • 5. Fear
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    Fear

    by Tom Shed
    ©/(p) Curly Maple Music/Curly Maple America,BMI

    My name is fear, I brought you here
    To take away your life
    You walk with me, it’s destiny
    You never know when I’ll strike

    You walk home, all alone
    I’ll be holding back the light
    You will see, it’s only me
    Blinding you into flight

    Who fears, who fears

    You make plans, I’ll tie your hands
    And destroy the one you trust
    Take your dreams, like some machine
    And grind them all to dust

    I will seek, both brave and meek
    To make sure you belong
    When I attack, don’t hold back
    I am weak when you are strong

    Who fears, who fears

    If you know, how I sow
    You will know me as a friend
    When you see, you are me
    My hold on you will end

    My name is fear, I brought you here
    To take away your life
    You walk with me, it’s destiny
    You never know when I’ll strike

  • 6. Walk Proud My Son *
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    Walk Proud My Son by Don Grooms
    ©/(p) Curly Maple Music/You’nI Music, Curly Maple America, BMI

    Use it up, wear it out
    Make it do or do without.
    We can’t pay for the things you want to buy.
    Wear your old faded jeans.
    They are patched but they are clean.
    Walk proud, my son,
    And hold your head up high.

    We lived away back in the hills
    With the bears and the whippoorwills
    The closest store was 35 miles away.
    Although I’m now a full grown man,
    When I close my eyes I can
    Hear the words my mother used to say …..

    Use it up, wear it out
    Make it do or do without.
    We can’t pay for the things you want to buy.
    Wear your old faded jeans.
    They are patched but they are clean.
    Walk proud, my son,
    And hold your head up high.

    Now I’ve got a son of my own
    He’s even got his own telephone.
    Seems like I buy him something everyday
    He’s got everything money can buy
    And it makes me want to cry
    ‘Cause I know he’ll never hear his mother say …..

    Use it up, wear it out
    Make it do or do without.
    We can’t pay for the things you want to buy.
    Wear your old faded jeans.
    They are patched but they are clean.
    Walk proud, my son,
    And hold your head up high.

  • 7. Just A Soft Echo
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    Just A Soft Echo by tom shed
    ©/(p) Curly Maple Music/Curly Maple America, BMI

    Sunshine is shinning, on my front door
    But you won’t find me, don’t live there no more
    If you remember, mention my name
    I’ll hear the echo, out on the plain

    I’ve learned from the mountains, to stand my own ground
    Valley’s they taught me, to hear every sound
    And when I first touched you, you remembered my name
    Just a soft echo, after the rain

    We’ve shared the laughter, the love and the pain
    Histories moments, the loss and the shame
    And it doesn’t matter, the price we all pay
    Just a soft echo, out on the plain

    Now this life is over, all that I did
    I’m feeling better, so bring on that lid
    Wild birds are calling, calling my name
    Just a soft echo, after the rain

    Memories build, the legend of me
    With whispers of how, a proud son used to be
    Maybe you’ll listen, then think of me
    Just a soft echo

  • 8. Bolita Sam *
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    Bolita Sam

    by Don Grooms
    ©/(p) Curly Maple Music/You’nI Music, Curly Maple America, BMI

    Well the man who ran the numbers, in Florida in ‘53
    Was a grey eyed black man named McCollum
    And his pretty wife Ruby
    But Ruby had a problem, said she also had a kid
    By a white doctor in Live Oak, who would like to keep it hid

    Bolita Sam, you gambling man
    Couldn’t handle what was a going down
    He played his final numbers, but nobody remembers
    That grey eyed black man, Bolita Sam

    Then one Sunday Morning, Ruby couldn’t take it no more
    She shot Doctor Leroy Adams
    Left him dying on the floor
    Sam knew when they came for Ruby, they’d take him if they could
    So he filled a suitcase with money, and he left Live Oak for good

    Bolita Sam, you gambling man
    Couldn’t handle what was a going down
    He played his final numbers, but nobody remembers
    That grey eyed black man, Bolita Sam

    Now Sam went home to Ocala, Ruby went to jail
    Charged with first degree murder
    They wouldn’t let her out on bail
    Sam didn’t know what happened, didn’t know she went insane
    Cause he went home to Ocala, played his final numbers game

    Bolita Sam, you gambling man
    Couldn’t handle what was a going down
    He played his final numbers, but nobody remembers
    That grey eyed black man, Bolita Sam

    Nobody knows what happened, how it came to be
    Cause Sam went to the graveyard
    Ruby went to Chattahoochee
    Sam did not use a pistol, and here’s the reason why
    He said, “when there’s nothing left to lose, you gotta lay down and die”

    Bolita Sam, you gambling man
    Couldn’t handle what was a going down
    He played his final numbers, but nobody remembers
    That grey eyed black man, Bolita Sam

  • 9. Tate's Hell **
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    Tate’s Hell by Will McLean,Wakulla Music, BMI

    Old Tate left Sumatra along about dark.
    He had his two big dogs and a puppy named Spark.
    An old Long Tom shot-gun, a sharp Barlow knife,
    That panther would sure have the chase of his life

    A little past moon down, the dogs struck the scent;
    Through bramble and titi a-running Tate went;
    For hours and hours, until it was dawn;
    Then Tate knew that he was a long way from home.

    He blowed through his gun-barrel, the dogs did not hear;
    The panther had killed them, and now Tate felt fear;
    The sun was not shining, the mist it was thick;
    "Oh, Lordy," Tate hollered, "I'm lost up the crick."

    He leaned back to rest, and his eyes did not see;
    The big rattler struck him above the bent knee;
    The lick was so hard that a-sprawling he fell;
    This was the beginning of poor old Tate's Hell!

    He opened his Barlow and grabbed him some moss;
    A cut he made one way, another across;
    He wrapped his leg tightly and tied it with string;
    then sickness came on him, his body turned green.

    When Tate was discovered, these words he did tell,
    "My name is Old Tate, boys! I've just been in Hell!"
    These few-spoken words were the last that he said;
    His spirit, it left him. Old Tate, he was dead.

  • 10. Dance of the Sandhill Crane **
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    Dance of the Sandhill Crane
    by Will McLean, Wakulla Music, BMI

    In the quietness of Payne’s Prairie
    Falling dew turns misty rain
    Impaled by the song of nature
    Dance the Florida Sandhill Cranes

    As they weave their spell of magic
    Frogs and crickets hush their tune
    All nocturnals watch and listen
    While they prance beneath the moon

    So dance and prance you Florida Sandhill
    Etched in memory ere you go
    To that lost place called extinction
    By man’s folly to his woe

  • 11. Florida State of Mine
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    Florida State of Mine by tom shed
    ©/(p) Curly Maple Music/Curly Maple America, BMI

    Florida is the place were nature really shines
    A place I call my home where I always feel fine
    Sometimes I’m hanging, breezing at the beach
    Cause when you live in Florida
    Its all within your reach, woo!

    Parks are really friendly and a little wild
    Come on out and sit a spell, it’s sure to make you smile
    Trippin’ through the woods, snorkel in the Keys
    Floating down a river in a warm southern breeze, woo!

    I’m heading outside with a few close friends
    Ones an Alligator and the other Pelican
    Nature’s all in splendor, there’s fun in every day
    Critters saying Hi! living in the Everglades, woo!

    All the parks and beaches, flowers growing wild
    Friendly plants and creatures, sure to make you smile
    Get the family moving, go out and grab some shade
    ‘Cause when you live in Florida, you really got it made, woo!

    Just shelling on the bay, swaying in the breeze
    Sea oats waving to the happy Manatees
    Walking with the Egrets, Herons on the mend
    Bats eat Mosquitoes, that’s why they’re my friends, woo!

    Gawking at the Hawks, calling to the Gulls
    Turtles really digging it, and Otters heading home
    Take a little sunshine cruise out the beach
    ‘Cause when you live in Florida, its all within your reach, woo!

    Just hugging on my honey, smelling sweet pines
    Its fun to get with nature, it’s a Florida state of mine
    Fun to get with nature, it’s a Florida state of mine.
    Fun to get with nature, it’s a Florida state of mine……….. woo!

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Better Than Good

Thanks to the musicians who helped with this recording: Don Porterfield, Wayne Martin, Dan Peterson, Dawn DeWitt and Marty Nemenyi.

Format: Album (OUT OF PRINT)
Record Label: Curly Maple Music/You’nI Records
Available On: Currently Unavailable

Produced by Tom Shed
Mixed & Mastered at Rothschild Sound Design, Gainesville, FL
Cover Photo by Phil Weedon, www.philweedon.com
Art Design by Aimee Sheddan and Loren Williams, www.unagency.net
All songs written by Tom Shed, except (*) by Donald A. Grooms

CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK, UNAVAILABLE FOR ORDERING

  • 1. Better Than Good
    Lyrics

    Some people look for love in the dark
    Some people look in the bright light of day
    Some people howl at the Moon in the park
    Some drop to their knees and pray
    Oh me I don't know much about love
    But I believe in what I see
    Right now, I see gorgeous green eyes
    And they are looking back at me

    What are the chances, of a perfect romance?
    Better than good, Better than good

    She might be thinking one night stand
    She might be looking for a man of means
    Hey baby, I'm the man with the plan
    Make me a part of your dreams
    Look out now love's coming my way,
    Right now I'm livin' my chance
    Can't waste time wishin my dreams
    Gotta get on the floor and dance

    Cause', what are the chances,
    Of a perfect romance?
    Better than good
    Better than good

    Breezin' by, Oh My! Cover girl dream
    Jeans tight, so right, you know what I mean,
    Eyes Met, heart set, now I'm on fire
    What about you makes me burn with desire??

    Long hair, cute smile
    Soft kiss, smooth style
    Romance, I'm in deep
    Her love, I'll keep

    So don't live your life with regrets
    You only get so much time
    I've got your love right here in my heart
    Took my chance now you are mine
    Now, what are the chances,
    Of a perfect romance?
    Better than good
    Better than good

  • 2. Bolita Sam*
    Lyrics

    Well the man who ran the numbers, in Florida in '53
    Was a grey eyed black man named McCollum
    And his pretty wife Ruby
    But Ruby had a problem, said she also had a kid
    By a white doctor in Live Oak, who would like to keep it hid

    Bolita Sam, you gambling man
    Couldn't handle what was a going down
    He played his final numbers, but nobody remembers
    That grey eyed black man, Bolita Sam

    Then one Sunday Morning, Ruby couldn't take it no more
    She shot Doctor Leroy Adams
    Left him dying on the floor
    Sam knew when they came for Ruby, they'd take him if they could
    So he filled a suitcase with money, and he left Live Oak for good

    Now Sam went home to Ocala, Ruby went to jail
    Charged with first degree murder
    They wouldn't let her out on bail
    Sam didn't know what happened, didn't know she went insane
    Cause he went home to Ocala, played his final numbers game

    Nobody knows what happened, how it came to be
    Cause Sam went to the graveyard
    Ruby went to Chattahoochee
    Sam did not use a pistol, and here's the reason why
    Says when there is nothing left to do, you gotta lay down and die

    That grey eyed black man, Bolita Sam

  • 3. Draw The Line*
    Lyrics

    I was working my way cross the country
    Going back to the folks in the land
    I'd say all I can do is sing my songs for you
    And eat supper with you when I can
    Then I found a Georgia share cropper
    He'd never seen me before
    He said all we've got is taters and possum
    But there's always enough for one more
    I said there's something I ought to tell you
    I don't eat possum a lot
    But he said possum meat is not that hard to eat
    When possum is all you have got....

    Swapped songs with a Louisiana Cajun
    On the banks of a little Bayou
    He said all we got's crawfish and gator
    But it sure makes a mighty fine stew
    I said there's something I ought to tell you
    I don't eat alligator a lot
    But he said gator meat is not that hard to eat
    When gator is all you have got....

    Then I sat with a Seminole Indian
    Watching deer meat rot in the sun
    He said we don't have a whole lot to offer
    But you can share it with us when it's done
    I said there's something I ought to tell you
    I don't eat rotten deer meat alot
    But he said rotten meat is not that hard to eat
    When that's the only thing you have got
    And this Seminole Indian said......

    Now I've got my own little family
    And every night when the sun goes in
    I never ask them what they've got for dinner
    I just sit down and shovel it in
    'Cause I will eat most anything you've got to offer
    I'll even tell you snakes and snails are fine
    But everybody draws the line somewhere
    And liver is where I draw mine

    Yes I've been all over this country
    And I'll eat most anything you have got
    But please don't invite me to dinner
    If liver's what you've got in your pot

    'Cause I will eat most anything you've got to offer
    I'll even tell you snakes and snails are fine
    But everybody draws the line somewhere
    And liver is where I draw mine....

  • 4. Maybe
    Lyrics

    If I could just get out of this place
    Find some place where I can be free
    Some place where the water is clear
    Some place where I can be me

    So much for wishes
    Cause here's where I stay
    Lost hesitation
    Waiting on maybe
    Maybe

    Dreaming, I fade to a mist
    Drifting soft through the past
    My future is never to clear
    Waiting for something to last

    No late nite kisses
    Embrace on a beach
    Lost hesitation
    Waiting on maybe
    Maybe

    Seems I'm always lost in this dream
    Loneliness lives casually here
    Living is all up to me
    Tomorrow draws uncomfortably near

    So much for wishes
    Cause here's where I stay
    Lost hesitation
    Waiting on maybe
    Maybe

  • 5. Vitachuco*
    Lyrics

    They came to the Prairie, searching for gold
    Demanding what did not exist
    When Chief Vitachuco explained there was none
    DeSoto put irons on his wrists

    Then Chief Vitachuco had a great feast
    He told tales across the campfires
    About the vast riches beyond the Suwannee
    Told the Spaniards to search over there

    Then the Indian knives met the big Spanish swords
    And were broken in the battle that night

    Chief Vitachuco slashed DeSotos' face
    But he lost his own life in the fight

    When DeSoto recovered, his rage was still high
    He said "Bring all those Indians to me"
    He slaughtered 1200, laughed as they died
    Then he marched on across the Suwannee

    So the Indians waited, then came back again
    To the Prairie, where they hoped to remain
    But the white man still wanted their lush prairie land
    So they fought their new leader King Payne

    Colonel Dan Newnan brought troops to a lake
    King Payne brought his warriors there to
    He routed the soldiers, but lost his own life
    As Indians usually do

    For the soldiers came back, as they always returned
    Drove the Indians off of their land

    Fired 400 villages, watched them all burn
    Ending he struggle Vitachuco began

    Now there are no more Indians in North Florida
    No more land for the white man to take
    Only a prairie named for King Payne
    And for Colonel Dan Newnan a lake

    400 years have gone by since that night
    Vitachuco slashed DeSoto's face
    Now white men are living on King Payne's Prairie
    They're sailboating on Dan Newnans' lake

  • 6. Fear
    Lyrics

    My name is fear, I brought you here
    To take away your life
    You walk with me, it's destiny
    You never know when I'll strike

    You walk home, all alone
    I'll be holding back the light
    You will see, it's only me
    Blinding you into flight

    Who fears, who fears

    You make plans, I'll tie your hands
    And destroy the one you trust
    Take your dreams, like some machine
    And grind them all to dust

    I will seek, both brave and meek
    To make sure you belong
    When I attack, don't hold back
    I am weak when you are strong

    Who fears, who fears

    If you know, how I sow
    You will know me as a friend
    When you see, you are me
    My hold on you will end

    My name is fear, I brought you here
    To take away your life
    You walk with me, it's destiny
    You never know when I'll strike

  • 7. TV Can't Smell
    Lyrics

    TV Can’t Smell
    By Tom Shed, Curly Maple Music/Curly Maple America, BMI

    Now I was a little rattled when they took my story live
    The network dissed the copy, said it didn’t jive
    Cameraman is sleepin’ as he pans across the scene
    Hey the crowd is growin’ ugly and the cops are getting’ mean
    Survive, I’m live on the network at five
    I’ve got those first on the scene, with the strung out and mean
    Get me on the network blues, oh lord

    Satellite windows closing as I wrap my summary
    My timin’s right but I’m uptight from day old BVD’s
    Breakin’ news is my business, the road my property
    But the station reports I’m held for sports
    We’ll try to re-feed at three
    Survive, I’m waitin’ on the word we’re clear
    Man I’ve had it with this toxic waste
    Just get me to an ice cold beer, oh yeah

    Now I started off in AM after years of pushin’ print
    I’m callin’ home, all alone, usin’ MCI or Sprint
    The station says I’m hopeful, my producer says I’m hype
    It’s all insane, I change my name
    And move on down the pike
    Survive, get me on out of this town
    I got those rip and read, if it bleeds, it leads
    Get me on the network blues, oh lord

    Anchor for the network is what I’m shootin’ for
    Work my trade to get it made and break on through the door
    Hope I find success, blaze right to the top
    Right now I’m headin’ downtown
    Chasin’ fires, trains and cops
    Survive, get me to that cheap hotel
    A cool shower and a change of clothes
    Thank god so far TV can’t smell,

    I said a cool shower and a change of clothes
    Thank god so far TV can’t smell

  • 8. Ole' Hickory's Town
    Lyrics

    Well they came from all around,
    To the place the call Ole' Hickory's Town
    Where the cows cross the ford,
    By docks piled high with Naval stores

    The St. Johns flows onto the sea,
    Through the town, past industry
    Then came the shouts from all around,
    Ole' Hickory's town
    It's burning down,
    Ole' Hickory's Town
    It's burning down

    Started out on Davis,
    At the old mattress shop
    The crew sat down for dinner,
    Then the whole place went up

    Now Haney tried to make a stand,
    But the flames drove back his desperate plan
    Many fled to the shore,
    Just a step ahead of the deadly roar

    Some were trapped, where they hid
    Adams Street to Hogan's Creek the fires bid
    All it found, raised to the ground
    Ole' Hickory's town,
    It's burning down,
    Ole' Hickory's town
    It's burning down

    Well the people had their fill,
    Of the fire that consumed Ole' Jacksonville
    So they build this time with stone,
    To protect all the families and their homes

    The city grew, prosperity,
    Rose above the fires fearful tragedy
    And their fame grew all around, the fires out...
    In Ole' Hickory's Town
    Ole Hickory's Town
    Ole Hickory's Town

  • 9. Grandma's Song*
    Lyrics

    I'd like to sing my song for you
    It won't take too long
    About what my Grandma taught me
    As she tried to make me strong
    She said always be positive
    And sing a happy song
    And don't be too judgmental
    You might find out you're wrong

    Wash whatever's dirty
    Lead what must be led
    Always love the unloved
    And Feed what must be fed
    Try to help somebody
    Who's carrying a heavy load
    Heal whatever's wounded
    And Guide what runs off the road
    The future is uncertain
    We cannot change the past
    Keep a good heart and live each day,
    As if it were your last

    My Grandma was a lady
    Cherokee through and through
    In every situation
    She knew exactly what to do
    She saw good in everybody
    Even in Grandpa too
    Then she'd hold me
    And she'd tell me
    Things I'm passing on to you

    My Grandma must have mid-wifed
    Every kid who came along
    She saw a lot of trouble
    But she never saw nothing wrong
    Then she'd hold me
    And she'd rock me
    Sing to me our song
    Say you can't go through life fearful
    If you're heart is good and strong

  • 10. Everybody Needs a Song
    Lyrics

    Everybody needs a song,
    A simple tune to carry on
    Something light, but something strong
    Everybody needs a song.
    Sometimes, sometimes, just sometimes
    Seems I need my song.

    Everybody needs a friend,
    To feel your hope and not pretend
    Last until the bitter end,
    Pick you up and start again.
    Sometimes, sometimes, just sometimes
    Seems I need my friend.

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