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Big Dark Cloud Blues

For Molly I

Red Eye Special

Mississippi River Boy

We Never Said Goodbye

All That I See

 

 

Big Dark Cloud Blues  (Ann Holderman Fate)

 

You take your big dark cloud

Blow it right on out of town

You take your big dark cloud.

Blow it right on out of town

Cause my sun is shinin’

Won’t let you bring me down

 

Ain’t gonna cross that bridge

Til it’s right in front of me

Ain’t gonna cross that bridge

Til it’s right in front of me

Won’t let your worry or strife

Take a day of my sweet life

 

I take life as it comes

And I’m glad for every dime

I take life as it comes

And I’m glad for every dime

So take your “woe is me” baby

Don’t waste my precious time

 

I ain’t no Pollyanna

I’ve seen my share of cloudy days

I ain’t no Pollyanna

Down that dark road I have strayed

But you can take your Waaa, Waaa, Waaa

I just can’t deal with that today

 

You take your big dark cloud

Blow it right on out of town

You take your big dark cloud.

Blow it right on out of town

Cause my sun is shinin’

Won’t let you bring me down

Cause my sun is shinin’

Won’t let you bring me down

 

 

For Molly I (Ann Holderman Fate) (a tribute to the late Molly Ivins)

 

“Not in our name

Not with our money

Not with our children’s blood”

 

She was raised in the heart of Texas

A Texan do or die

Her words like swords they carved the truth

They’d never seen the likes of Molly I

 

Say what you need to say

Tell what you need to tell

Though your hands are shakin’, your freedom can’t be taken

Don’t be afraid to raise some hell

Don’t be afraid to raise some hell

 

“This land is still run by citizens”

“The government works for us”

“We want and need to work with other nations”

“War is not always just”

 

“Not in our name

Not with our money

Not with our children’s blood”

 

“We must hold the powerful to account”

Stand up for the common folk

Make sure that all people have a voice

And, never forget to vote

 

Say what you need to say

Tell what you need to tell

Though your hands are shakin’, your freedom can’t be taken

Don’t be afraid to raise some hell

Don’t be afraid to raise some hell

 

 

 

Red Eye Special (Priscilla Thomas)

 

All the years of searching for that little pot of gold

Never seemed to find the rainbow’s end

Tried to leave behind those old regrets, but still sometimes

I’ve dreamed that I might see you again

 

I caught the red eye special from the coast about an hour ago

Stowed my hopes in the overhead compartment, my dreams down on the floor

Couldn’t find a drop of water in the ocean, or a star in the California sky

But suddenly I see an apparition, looking at me with your eyes

 

Do you remember when you told me your dreams, under the apple tree

‘Cause I remember your smile when you said you might end up with me

And I remember your eyes when I said goodbye and closed the door

How could I know it was your love I’d search a lifetime for

 

Pilot, keep on flying

Don’t let the wheels touch down

Don’t let what might be become what might have been

Circle round among the stars, above the sleeping world

Until old love is new again

 

Have I been somewhere in the back of your mind, up on a dusty shelf

Maybe tucked inside an old favorite book, or am I just fooling myself

Am I seeing you in row 22, or a ghost like all the rest

Is that the glow of sunrise I see in your eyes,

Or just the last ray fading in the west

 

 

 

Mississippi River Boy (Ann Holderman Fate)

 

He was born by the river

Grew up on the river

Growin’ old with the river

Gonna die by the river

 

They met when they were just sixteen

Moonlight currents flowing through their dreams

Nighttime on the river, oh it felt so right

She fell in love with a Mississippi River boy

She fell in love with a Mississippi River boy

 

 

Rivers twist and rivers wind

Rivers remind us of the time

They had their sunny days, and then there was the rain

She was in love with a Mississippi River boy

She was in love with a Mississippi River boy

 

The fog is liftin’

The sands are shiftin’

Our time is driftin’ away

 

The river sings its melody

The ocean’s daughter flowing to the sea

The hours of our lives drift by

We welcome in, we say goodbye

She gave her heart to a Mississippi River boy

She gave her heart to a Mississippi River boy

 

 

He was born by the river

Grew up on the river

Growin’ old with the river

 

 

We Never Said Goodbye (Priscilla Thomas)

 

We said so long, we were not meant to be

We said I’m done, no more lovin’ left in me

We said I’m outta here, got no more tears to cry

But we never really said goodbye

 

Maybe it’s better that you don’t know how deep the hurt has been

How all your anger made a wreck of all my dreams

How when I needed a friend, you only turned away

How we could have made it if you’d only seen my way

 

We said so long, we were not meant to be

We said I’m done, no more lovin’ left in me

We said I’m outta here, got no more tears to cry

But we never really said goodbye

 

Maybe it’s better that I don’t know why you stopped loving me

How maybe you reached out and I just did not see

How sometimes when I criticized I could have been more kind

And why you’d throw away a heart as true as mine

 

Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

 

So it’s so long, we were not meant to be

We said I’m done, no more lovin’ left in me

We said I’m outta here, got no more tears to cry

But we never really said goodbye

We never really said goodbye

 

 

 

All That I See (Burna Krugler)

 

When I am lonely I look to the heavens

When I am mournful I look to the sea

That’s where I find me deep consolation

I am a part of all that I see

 

When I am restless I look to the mountains

When I am thirsty, a river I need

Majestic and rolling, fluid and flowing

I am reminded of all I can be

 

Fill me with oceans that shift with the heavens

Open my heart to the sight to the sound to the taste of the sea

Sing me the song of all of creation

Wrap me in warmth, give me breath, quench my thirst, plant the earth ‘neath my feet

 

When I am grateful I look to the heavens

When I am joyful I look to the sea

That’s where I find me deep inspiration

I am reminded of all I can be

I am a part of all that I see.