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Meadowland Lyrics

 

 

Long, Long Legs

Well my baby’s got those long, long legs

And he’s dancing in his blue, blue jeans

Just a singing and a dancing down the road

He’s got an old guitar strung on his back

And he’s moving down the railroad tracks

And where’s he’s goin ain’t nobody knows

 

Watch out for the way he smiles when he’s reaching out across those miles

Watch out for the way he likes to move

Well he’ll take your heart and turn it round

then he’ll move on to the next small town

and there ain’t a single thing that you can do

 

Well my baby’s got a hold on me when he’s sipping on my morning tea

Just a saying things he really shouldn’t say

But I don’t care I like his style and the pretty way he hides his smile

No I wouldn’t have him any other way

 

Watch out for his railroad flat and as long as you’re aware of that

You’ll get everything you ever need

Just remember he belongs to me

I’ve been loving him long before you seen him

But I don’t blame you for trying yes indeed

 

Hey baby are you coming with me are you coming with me down the road

hey baby cause well you’re miss me you’re gonna miss me when I go

Oh . . .

 

Well I’m standing by the window pane just a waiting for that old black train

till I hear that sweet old whistle in the air

I got my hair down and my red dress on

And I loaded up my daddy’s gun

And there’s nothing left to do but stand right here

 

Watch out for the way he lies underneath those pale blue summer skies

Watch out for the wind blowing in his hair

He’ll say that your’e his only love but believe me he’s still thinking of

the other one who’s standing over there

 

Hey baby are you coming with me are you coming with me down the road

hey baby cause well you’re miss me you’re gonna miss me when I go

Oh . . .

 

Well my baby’s got those long, long legs

And he’s dancing in those blue, blue jeans

 

 

Roll Along With You

When you’re near I feel it so clear that finally it’s gonna be a good year

and I’m gonna win a million bucks this time . . .

I can’t hide it’s totally useless, you can see that I’m just a big mess,

beaming like a fool, it’s verified

That all I wanna do is find out all that you are,

walk down on the sidewalk with you holding my arm,

huddle in your jacket while the morning cries dew

and just roll with you

 

Thinking how it’s totally different you and I will never be rejects

The proof is in the Kodak on my wall

Quite a change I’ve been looking inward at the things that recently occurred

and if you need more time then I can stall

But all I wanna do is be there when you feel down

I can be your secret you can plural my noun

hold you when you’re dreaming and the world is a zoo

and just roll with you

 

Roll along with you

Break out of the prison we knew

roll just like a freight train saying adieu

and just roll along with you

Roll along with you

 

You’re so good you gave me your pillow even though I turned off your crime show

baby love like that is hard to find

To me you’re like a beautiful diamond from inside you’ll always be shining

it’s incredible and I reply

that all I wanna do baby make you feel good

be the girl you long for though I doubt that I could

and if you said forever, well that’s something to chew

just roll along with you

 

Roll along with you

Break out of the prison we knew

roll just like a freight train saying adieu

and just roll along with you

Roll along with you

 

When you said you couldn’t be near me I just sat there watching the tv

When you said you’re joking I just cried

Why do feelings feel like a sickness bring you down make you feel helpless

raise you up until you’re in the sky?

All I wanna do is be there all of the time

Take bites form your sandwich while you’re sipping my wine

Stand out on the door step while you’re finding your shoes

Roll with you

Roll along with you

 

 

Meadowland

When you gonna hold my hand and take me to the isles of the Meadowland

If you’re waiting for the sun don’t forget that clouds might come

I’m gonna fly to the top of the bottom

I’m gonna run down the middle of the road

You’ll understand someday oh yes you will

Oh yes you will

 

When you say out loud all those little things you kept underneath the shroud?

And from here I got no stand just to love this poor old man

I’m gonna fly to the top of the bottom

I’m gonna run down the middle of the road

You’ll understand someday oh yes you will

Oh yes you will

 

ah ah ah

 

It don’t have to be so hard love ain’t like an avant-garde

And just take me as I am standing here with no special plan

I’m gonna fly to the top of the bottom

I’m gonna run down the middle of the road

You’ll understand someday oh yes you will

Oh yes you will

Oh yes you will

Oh yes you will

Yes you will . . .

 

 

Windswept

Windswept all alone far away form my home

Feels like I’ve been without you for all my life

but I won’t stop now till I’m by your side

Fallin down bound and chained

just like Judas I am stained

Feels like I’m been a runnin for all my life

but I won’t stop now till I see you smile

 

Don’t stop don’t stop breaking on me

Because the father you go the closer I want to be

Don’t go riding trains

Don’t go riding trains

Don’t go riiiiiding trains

 

Started out with no coat

wind was blowin damn I was cold

feels like I got a jet plane inside my mind

but I won’t stop now and I won’t stop trying

 

guitar- ooh, ooh, ah

 

Dont stop don’t stop breaking on me

because the father you go the closer I want to be

Don’t go riding trains

don’t go riding trains

don’t go riiiiiding trains

 

Bells are ringing clear and plain

everything just stays the same

feels like I’ve been a runnin for all my life

feels like I’ve been a runnin and I don’t know why

Feels like you’ll leave without me and there ain’t no time

but I won’t stop now . . .

 

 

I’m Gonna

I’m gonna lie down in new sheets today

and pull the wool up over my eyes

I’ve got about a million words to say,

but I’ll be quiet . . .

 

I’ve been a stranger in this great big world,

and there’s so much I need to know

I need somebody to lie next to me,

Wherever I go . . .

 

You’d better make up your mind

This girl is sailing away

And when you wake up you’ll find

It’s too late

 

Cause it’s been a long day it’s been a long year

Maybe someday, baby we can get there

Anytime that you wanna go

I’ve been waiting so long, not waiting right behind you

Maybe someday, baby I can find you

Maybe down where the river flows

Well, a girl’s gotta make her mind up

And I’m gonna go

 

And when I tell you there’s no time to waste--no time to waste

There’s still some things that we can find

And when I tell you it’ll be okay, it’ll be okay

Boy, I’m gonna make you mine, and

Boy, I’m gonna make you mine

Yeah

Mine, yeah

Oooh . . .

 

10,000 Horses

The flowers are falling,

it’s raining outside

the letter I sent you

won’t get there in time

I need 10,000 horses with me tonight

 

I said I don’t love you

and I guess you believed

and now that I lost you

oh, how that I grieve

I need 10,000 horses to make it right

 

I’m strong but my heart must be stronger

not simple enough to surmise

that one can’t be one any longer

unless you are the one by my side

 

I need 10,000 horses

 

 

Tryin’ to get to you

Every time I think I can erase the memories that are mine

then I am reminded of the place,

reminded of the time

when everything was shining

and the streets were paved with gold,

the sweetness of a dream: you lying next to me,

like a jet plane flying, all those dreams just fade away,

and now I’m trying to get to you, babe,

trying to get to you

trying to get to you, babe

trying to get to you

 

Everybody's saying all these things, that they don’t even know

it seems to me the world would find more grace

if they kept their mouths closed

‘Cause when it come to heartache

it’s between you, God, and me

and just ignore the mouths who speak,

they cry “discrepancy”

I’d like to have a moment when you ain’t ten hearts away

oh now I’m trying to get to you babe,

trying to get next to you

trying to get to you babe

trying to get next to you

 

I think it’s time for us to put away all the truths we signed

they never really did us any good, once they were entwined

but what’s the truth, you tell me,

is it lying in the sun,

or is it in a tower locked so far away?

Is it in the morning when I wake to find you gone?

oh I’m trying to get to you babe

trying to get to you

trying to get to you babe

trying to get to you

trying to get to you

trying to get to you

 

 

Scarlett Cardinal

Once there was a little man who said he’d lost his way

walking in his broken shoes beneath a sky of clay,

“All I want to do is fly away.”

 

I told him of the times I’ve had just running in this race

and every time I’ve fallen down then woken up to grace,

“All I want to do is fly away, oh, all I want to do is fly away.”

 

I want to fly like a scarlett cardinal

High in the sky like a scarlett cardinal

 

He handed me some poetry, I hurled it in the sky

we watched the letters fall apart then flutter in reply,

“All I want to do is fly away.”

 

I want to fly like a scarlett cardinal

High in the sky like a scarlett cardinal

 

 

Fare Thee Well

Fare the well, alas forever

All our debts we’ve come to sever

If you see me, look away

and if you hear me, do not say

That I was bleeding and you don’t care

 

Fare thee well my Bonaparte

Josephine has lost her heart

Warring through these words we speak

Waterloo has sprung a leap

and I am drowning

but you’re not here

 

I was dreaming and started to come down

Like a feather from your wings to the ground

 

Fare thee well my fairy knight

Pegasus won’t crash tonight

Our friends ask me, ‘Where’s he gone,

with his wings so gold and long?”

And I just tell them that he’s far away, but near

and I’ll be dreaming

down here . . .

down here . . .

down here . . .