Bad Hay - the home recordings

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released February 26, 2010

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Track Name: Straight for the Storm
That aint a rain cloud in the sky/ But it's about as dark as night/ And I can't breathe 'round here anymore/ You keep counting up the score

(Chorus)
So I run like a charging bull to the matador/ Your in my head, my blood's been shed, but I see you 'cross the floor/ Just venomous lies in a red disguise and I aint taking anymore/ So I run, I run straight for the storm

Purple haze and a rich man's compromise/ One goes for miles and the other one just dies/ And I can't see round here anymore/ Seems like I've been here before

(Chorus)
So I run like a charging bull to the matador/ Your in my head, my bloods been shed, but I see you 'cross the floor/ Like the cannon ball flies on the fourth of July
and I aint takin' anymore/ So I run, I run straight for the storm

(Bridge)
Your only gift is the red in the sunset in the sky/ I can live on dreams, but I can never live on lies

(Chorus)
So I run like a charging bull to the matador/ Your in my head, my bloods been shed, but I see you 'cross the floor/ Just venomous lies in a red disguise and I can't take it anymore/ So I run, I run straight for the storm
Track Name: I Can Fly
No money left for the IRS, no place to call my home/ My new ex left with my old best friend, I'm heading west on out to Reno/ They got a big rodeo out there, I drew a pretty good horse out there/ And I'll kill my pain, a most unusual way, I nod my head, it all just goes away

(Chorus)
Then I can fly up in the sky, I fly on the fourth of July up high/ Looking for 85 with the roar of the crowd in the background/ Sometimes tey ask me why I ride/ I don't have to answer why when they see that I can fly

Pick up my pay check and I'm on my way, pick-up dies on side of the road/ Hitch a ride with some hippies from Frisco Bay, we're rolling north on up to Idaho/ If I'm alive when I get there, I've just enough money left for my airfare/ And I'll board that bronc bound for the Milky Way, I'm takin' off on a rodeo runway

(Chorus)
'Cause Then I can fly up in the sky, I fly on the fourth of July up high/ Looking for 85 with the roar of the crowd in the background/ Sometimes tey ask me why I ride/ I don't have to answer why when they see that I can fly

(Bridge)
When it's time for me to ride across to the other side/ Man, I hope it's a long time from today/ Experience has taught me there aint no need to worry/ I'll nod my then it all just goes away

(Chorus)
Then I can fly up in the sky, I fly on the fourth of July up high/ Looking for 85, I hear a choir of angels in the background/ Sometimes tey ask me why I ride/ I don't have to answer why when they see that I can fly

Can't you see that I can/ It's amazing how I can/ I know it sound crazy, but I can fly
Track Name: She Misses Mexico
We got married in December, a cold winter day/ Honeymoon to Cozumel, somewhere warm to celebrate/ Our dreams of the most incredible week came true/ I was doing everything right, right from the start 'cause she took up all the room in my heart/ kickin' around the Caribbean Ocean blue

We came back home to reality, now she just wants to go back/ She talks about it every day like it's all just in the past/ Like there's nothin' more to look forward to
Man, it's the only thing I'm jealous of/ On second thought I think I'm makin' this up/ When she says she misses Mexico, she just misses us

(Chorus)
Holding hands, taking walks, and those late night talks/ A little wine, taking our time and doing everything right/ It doesn't matter where you're at, it's a whole lot more than that/ When she says she misses Mexico, she just misses us

Now I feel like I'm learning, I'm getting smarter everyday/ 'cause I can tell just how I'm doing, I use her words as a gauge/ When she says she wants to go back to Cozumel/ Man, I should've took her to Hong Kong/ On second thought I think I got it all wrong/ When she says she misses Mexico, she just misses us

(Chorus)
Holding hands, taking walks, and those late night talks/ A little wine, taking our time and doing everything right/ It doesn't matter where you're at, it's a whole lot more than that/ When she says she misses Mexico, she just misses us

(Bridge)
I wish she wouldn't keep saying that/ Now wait a minute, think I'm taking that back 'cause it keeps on getting better everyday/ When the trials of life start kickin' in, I'll admit it's hard not to think about where we've been/ But when she says she misses Mexico, she just misses us

You could be anywhere, ‘cause it’s all about the love that you share/ When she says she misses Mexico, she just misses us/ Yeah, when she says she misses Mexico, man, she just misses us
Track Name: Above the Timberline
The city offers you convenience/ This ol' mountain offers you no lenience/ But it's the life I choose to lead
Peace of mind's what I receive

(Chorus)
I make my home above the timberline/ In my saddlebags who knows what you’ll find/ On my trusty steed I've got everything I need/ Up here on the great divide

I went to college searching for my way/ Textbooks for rodeos seemed a pretty even trade/ Well I guess fate can handle each and every day/ I wouldn't have it any other way/ now

(Chorus)
I make my home above the timberline/ In my saddle bags who knows what you'll find/ On my trusty steed I've got everything I need/ Up here on the great divide

(Bridge)
There's bighorn sheep/ Look, there's an eagle flying down there/ We got fish to eat and up here there ain't no bears

It's the place that I reside, up above the timberline/ Fates in charge of everyday, I wouldn't have it any other way
Track Name: Bad Hay
Just another day, same load of hay/ No ones’s buying what I’m selling/ Can’t blame ‘em, damn rain/ Can’t stand the lies I’ve been tellin’/ Further down the road she’ll be waiting on me to beg her no to go/ With this heavy truck load of hay I keep it slow while I find the right way to say

(Chorus)
Go on, hear the words that I say/ Go on, cause you know I'm haulin' bad hay/ So hold on to the words that I say/ When I say you don't need me, you're better off alone/ Come on, hear the words that I say/ So long, cause you know I'm haulin' bad hay/ So hold on to the words that I say/ When I say I love you darlin', but I'll probably do you wrong, go on

A field needs the sun and rain nearly everyday/ To make hay on the land/ Then the same damn rain will turn the harvest all bad/ It’s been raining down on me
since a long time ago/ And it’s a high price to pay for a truck load of rotten hay/ I’d better tell her don’t stay

(Chorus)
Go on, hear the words that I say/ Go on, cause you know I'm haulin' bad hay/ So hold on to the words that I say/ When I say you don't need me, you're better off alone/ Come on, hear the words that I say/ So long, cause you know I'm haulin' bad hay/ So hold on to the words that I say/ When I say I love you darlin', but I'll probably do you wrong, go on

(Bridge)
A raindrop can’t be dry and a sunray can’t be cold/And I can’t be what I’m not,ao you’d better go

(Chorus)
Go on, hear the words that I say/ Go on, cause you know I'm haulin' bad hay/ So hold on to the words that I say/ When I say you don't need me, you're better off alone/ Come on, hear the words that I say/ So long, cause you know I'm haulin' bad hay/ So hold on to the words that I say/ When I say I love you darlin', but I'll probably do you wrong, go on
Track Name: HayDay
I put forty hours in this week and man it’s only Wednesday/ I’ve been cussing this damn heat all day long, there’s got to be another way/ So I pick up my guitar and I write song/ Everybody hears and they sing along

(Chorus)
Hey, hey, it’s a heyday/ Hey, hey, yeah makin’ my own payday

My boss is such a jerk I swear he’s never been outside/ And I’ve just been his ‘yes sir’ man and I’m running out of time/ Everything about this is all wrong/ It’s time to live some dreams before they’re gone

(Chorus)
Hey, hey, it’s a heyday/ Hey, hey, yeah makin’ my own payday

(Bridge)
I’ve been thirty trips around the sun, I’m workin’ on thirty-one/ I’m done throwin’ my whole life away, gonna have some fun before it’s gone, hey, hey

Sittin’ here it’s all so clear as I’m going down this road/ ‘Cause I’ll be there ‘round eight o’clock in time for my next show/ My smile’s from ear to ear where it belongs/ Everybody’s dancin’ and singin’ along

(Chorus)
Hey, hey, it’s a heyday
Hey, hey, yeah makin’ my own payday

(Chorus)
Hey, hey, it’s a heyday
Hey, hey, yeah makin’ my own payday
Track Name: What a Way To Go
I passed up good water and I don't know why/ So I learned what I already knew/ On a shortcut to Paradise through White Rock Mountain/ I wish you could've seen it, too

(Chorus)
The sky was bright fiery red with The Grand silhouette/ Like nothin' that I'd ever known/ At 12,000 feet on Lost Eagle Peak/ What a way to go

You climb up so high 'till you can't remember any/ Of your troubles or your trials or your fears/ Then just one little oversight can cost you your life/ You know it's just the way it goes up here

(Chorus)
The sky was bright fiery red with The Grand silhouette/ Like nothin' that I'd ever known/ At 12,000 feet on Lost Eagle Peak/ What a way to go

(Bridge)
Sometimes the view is so beautiful/ That it wasn't meant for human eyes to see/ Now I can never go back, at least I got to see that/ You know it all was worth it to me

(Chorus)
The sky was bright fiery red with The Grand silhouette/ Like nothin' that I'd ever known/ At 12,000 feet on Lost Eagle Peak/ What a way to go

I died at 12,000 feet on Lost Eagle Peak, but what a way to go
Track Name: I'm Flattered
You say it's a matter of fact that your reliable sources told you all that/ Well, some is true and some just aint, but I think that's the way that legends are made

(Chorus)
And I'm Flattered/ It's the thought that matters/ All that time and energy all day long just thinkin' 'bout me/ Not that it matters, but I'm flattered/ Even people I don't know/ They’re all tuned in to my reality show

Well I'm like a superstar smashing up my guitar/ If I get drunk or I get around/ That's for you to know and for me to find out/ Like when crashed my truck in town
Then I was gone 'fore anyone found out/ Then I woke up at Stockman's Bar after I got stoned in a stolen car/ Wile I was drunk and on payroll with a sexy red head nobody knows/ To me it all seems so insane/ I'm just happy to entertain

(Chorus)
And I'm Flattered/ It's the thought that matters/ All that time and energy all day long just thinkin' 'bout me/ Not that it matters, but I'm flattered/ Even people I don't know/ They’re all tuned in to my reality show

(Bridge)
Well I feel real bad and you know it's true 'cause I haven't spent a second thinkin' 'bout you/ And how you never make mistakes/ You're so perfect in every way/ Though you've been busy runnin' down my name/ To me it aint more than a little fame/ When rumors fly and it starts to hurt/ I'll be right there selling my t-shirts

(Chorus)
And I'm Flattered/ It's the thought that matters/ All that time and energy all day long just thinkin' up things about me/ Not that it matters, but I'm flattered/ Even people I don't know/ They’re all tuned in to my reality show

Yeah, even people I don't know, they're all tuned in to my reality show
Track Name: Glad I Took This Ride
I look out across the canyon/ I wonder what I'm gonna see today/ I wonder how I'll cross that river/ Out here there aint no price to high to pay

(Chorus)
I don't care about tomorrow/ I don't care about yesterday/ And I don't give a damn about things I can't change/ I'm glad I took this ride today

I turn my horse toward the water/ It's runnin' pretty high this time of year/ But I can't keep this smile from off my face/ Losing it is my only fear

(Chorus)
I don't care about the money/ I don't care about who knows my name/ And I don't give a damn about things I can't change/ I'm glad I took this ride today

(Bridge)
To smell the flowers in the evening breeze/ Out steps a bull elk from inside the trees/ I stop and wonder what he thinks of me/ I really do

(Chorus)
I don't care about tomorrow / I don't care about yesterday/ And I don't give a damn about things I can't change/ I'm glad I took this ride today

I'm so glad I took this ride today
Track Name: Ridin' Wild Ponies
I got my Cadillac packed, she's loaded and ready/ Gonna take her down the rode to the rodeo/ With a new tank of fuel and a new Mountain Dew/ I'm going to do just what I want to do

(Chorus)
We’ll be ridin' wild ponies and chasin' pretty girls/ Shooting for the title the champion of the world/ We’ll just show up take the money and run/ Even if I don't win I'll still have fun/ Just ridin' wild ponies and chasin' pretty girls/ Driving all around the world

Granddaddy said I need to find a girl and settle down/ It's the secret to a happy life/ Now I'm feeling pretty good guess he must have been right/ I just found my one and only for the night

(Chorus)
Well Bucky's on the phone and Arlen's heading home/ Me, I just travel where ever I may roam/ I just show up, take the money and run/ Sometimes I don't win but I still have fun/ Just ridin' wild ponies and chasin' pretty girls/ Drivin' all around the world

(Chorus)
We've been ridin' wild ponies and chasin' pretty girls/ Finally won the title the champion of the world/ I just show up take the money and run/ Even though I always win, well I still have fun/ Just ridin' wild ponies and chasin' pretty girls/ Driving all around the world

We’ll be driving all around the world/ Another half a million miles around the world
Track Name: Somebody Faithful
Copyright 2010 (ASCAP)

Almost there, another day
This aint working out
It just aint working out
I don’t care what they say
I’ll get this turned around
Get myself turned around
I gave to her nearly all of my time
I gave every dime but she don’t care
You gave me everything, but my side of the bed
I turn around and your not there

(Chorus)
Oh what I’d give to be faithful
To know somebody faithful that’s for real
To be with somebody faithful
To be somebody faithful

I look ahead, you look behind
It all looks the same
Nothing there to see but pain
I change my heart, you change your might
There’s no one left to blame
But this cold and lonely rain
I gave to her nearly all of my time
I gave every dime but she don’t care
I gave you everything but her side of the bed
I turn around and your not there

(Chorus)

I see a world that is turning away
I see people getting hurt everyday
If you want to believe then you got to pray

(Chorus)
Track Name: I'm Only Here...
Copyright 2010 (ASCAP)

I'm only here when it's raining
I'm only here when it's dark outside
I'm only here when it's raining
I'm only out when the sun subsides

(Chorus)
Sometimes a feeling comes right over me
I know the feeling that I can't resist
I know I got the whole world at my fingertips

I'm only here when it's raining
I'm only out when the sun subsides
I'm only here when it's raining
I'm only howl when the moon is high

(Chorus)

The people I know, they'd never know
I drive down the road, I'm in control
But there's another person I know
Who lives in my soul, he won't let go

I'm only here when it's raining
I'm only out when the moon is up
I'm only here when it's raining
I'm only out when its all messed up

(Chorus)

I'm only here when it's raining
I'm only here when it's raining
I'm only here when it's raining
I'm right here