Watching The River Flow (Shadow Kingdom July 18, 2021)

Wish I was back in the city
In my true love’s arms
She likes older men
They can’t resist her charms.


People disappearing everywhere you look
Don’t know where to draw the line
Only yesterday I seen somebody
Who was really in a bind.

Wish I was back in the city
Instead of this old bank of sand
With the sun beating down over the chimney tops
And the one I love so close at hand


People disagreeing on just about everything, yep
Makes you stop and wonder why
Why only yesterday I saw somebody on the street
Who just couldn’t help but cry

What Was It You Wanted? (Shadow Kingdom July 18, 2021)

What was it you wanted
Could you say it again?
I’ll be back in a minute
You can tell me then.

Is there something you needed
Something I don’t understand
What was it you wanted
When you were holding my hand?

What was it you wanted
Could you say it again?
I’ll be back in a minute
You can get it together by then.

Is there something you needed
Something I don’t understand
What was it you wanted
Do I have it here in my hand?

Queen Jane Approximately (Shadow Kingdom July 18, 2021)

And when all of your advisors start to regret you
And you cannot convince them of your pain
And you want someone to protect you
Won’t you come see me, Queen Jane?
Won’t you come see me, Queen Jane?

Oh, when all of your advisers heave their plastic
At your feet to convince you of your pain
Trying to prove that your conclusions should be more drastic
Won’t you come see me, Queen Jane?
Won’t you come see me, Queen Jane?

Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine) (Shadow Kingdom July 18, 2021)

You say you (disturb) me
And you don’t deserve me
You know sometimes you lie
You say you got some shakin’
You’re always breakin’
But you know sometimes you lie
Sometimes it gets so hard to please
You’ve got me this time on my knees
I’m gonna let you pass
Yes, and I’ll go last
Then time will tell just who has fell
And who’s been left behind
When you go your way and I go mine

You say you disturb me
And you don’t deserve me
But you know sometimes you lie
You say you’re shakin’
And you’re always achin’
But you know how hard you try
Sometimes it gets so hard to care
It can’t be this way ev’rywhere
And I’m gonna let you pass
Yes, and I’ll go last
Then time will tell who has fell
And who’s been left behind
When you go your way and I go mine

To Be Alone With You (Shadow Kingdom July 18, 2021)

To be alone with you
Just you and I
Under the moon
In the star-spangled sky
I know you’re alive
And I am, too

My one desire
Is to be
alone with you

To be alone with you
Even for just an hour
In a castle high
In an ivory tower
Some people don’t get it
They just don’t have a clue
They wouldn’t know what it’s like
To be alone with you

They say that nighttime is the right time
To hold each other tight
All our worldly cares will disappear
And everything will come out right
I wish the night was here
Make me scream and shout
I’d fall into your arms
I’ll let it all hang out
I’ll hound you to death
That’s just what I’ll do
I won’t sleep a wink

Till I’m alone with you

I’m collecting my thoughts in a pattern
Movin’ from place to place
Steppin’ out into the dark night
Steppin’ out into space
What happened to me, darlin’?
What was it you saw?
Did I kill somebody?
Did I escape the law?
Got my heart in my mouth
My eyes are still blue
My mortal bliss
Is to be alone with you
My mortal bliss
Is to be alone with you

To be alone with you
Just you and me
Now won’t you tell me true
Ain’t that the way it oughta be?

To hold each other tight
The whole night through
Ev’rything is always right
When I’m
alone with you

To be alone with you
At the close of the day
With only you in view
While evening slips away
It only goes to show
That while life’s pleasures be few
The only one I know
Is when I’m
alone with you

They say that nighttime is the right time
To be with the one you love
Too many thoughts get in the way in the day
But you’re always what I’m thinkin’ of
I wish the night was here
Bringin’ me all of your charms
When only you are near
To hold me in your arms


I’ll always thank the Lord
When my working day is through
I get my sweet reward
To be alone with you

Dignity (April 29, 2019)

Fat man looking at a blade of steel 
Thin man looking at a heartbreaker 
Hollow man looking for his last meal 
For dignity 
 
Drinkin’ man looking for the man he is
In a room full of covered-up mirrors 
Into the lost forgotten years 
Of dignity 

Fat man lookin’ in a blade of steel
Thin man lookin’ at his last meal
Hollow man lookin’ in a cottonfield
For dignity

Drinkin’ man listenin’ to the voice he hears
In a crowded room full of covered-up mirrors
Lookin’ into the lost forgotten years
For dignity

Dignity (April 28, 2019)

Someone got murdered on Christmas Eve
Somebody said dignity was the first to leave
I went into the city, went into the town
Went into the land of the midnight sun

Somebody got murdered on New Year’s Eve
Somebody said dignity was the first to leave
I went into the city, went into the town
Went into the land of the midnight sun

Standing In The Doorway (April 1, 2017)

The light in this place is so bad 
It’s just making me sick in the head 
All the laughter is making me sad 
Even the stars have turned cherry red 
I’ve been riding the midnight train 
I got my heart locked in a lock and chain 

The ghost of our old love has not gone away 
It didn’t look like it will anytime soon 
You left me standing in the doorway crying 
Under the midnight moon 

The light in this place is so bad
Making me sick in the head
All the laughter is just making me sad
The stars have turned cherry red
I’m strumming on my gay guitar
Smoking a cheap cigar

The ghost of our old love has not gone away
Don’t look it like it will anytime soon
You left me standing in the doorway crying
Under the midnight moon

Maybe they’ll get me and maybe they won’t
But not tonight and it won’t be here
There are things I could say but I don’t
I know the mercy of God must be near
I’ve been riding the midnight train
Got ice water in my veins
I would be crazy if I took you back
It would go up against every rule
You left me standing in the doorway crying
Suffering like a fool