Tex, Don & Charlie "Sad But True"

 

Redheads, gold cards, & long black limousines (Walker/Smotherman)

I've been in and out of trouble
Mainly in
In between the daily double
And my one big final win
Ive been close enough to touch it
If I lean
Readheads, Goldcards
And long black limousines

Well my daddy told me
As he worked his way
Throught a crooked straight
To separate the suckers from their pay
You know the ends will always justify
The means
Redheads, Goldcards
And long black limousines

I can almost feel it
Nightly in my dreams
Readheads, Goldcards
And long black limousines

There are cold nights on the sidewalk
When I see
My reflection in the window
Lookin' back at me
At the images that flicker
On the screens
Redheads, Goldcards
And long black limousines

 

Postcard from Elvis (Smotherman/Ehmig)

Got a postcard from Elvis
It was postmarked Guam
Said he was workin' in a little cafe
Where he met Yvonne
Said the lights from the kitchen
Didn't bother him much
Said he wasn't worried about what he ate
or shavin' and such

Said he found a red Monaro
Said it runs pretty good
Most Saturdays he's dreamin' away
Under the hood

He said maybe it's a little bit stupid
Sometimes I forget
But closer I come
To the heart of the matter
The farther away I get

Got a phonecall from Norma
Said she's lovin' the farm
Spends her time advancin' her mind
In sweet Johnny's arms
Said he's glad to be out of the running
Glad he got away clean
Workin' the land, with dirt on his hands
For his sweet Norma Jean
They got a big old four-poster
They know it's comin' soon
Baby needs shoes and when the little one's due
They'll be needing some room

She said maybe it's a little bit stupid
Sometimes I forget
But closer I come
To the heart of the matter
The farther away I get

I've been talkin' to some old friends of mine
Won't you hold a moment
While I get my other line
Got a message from Buddha
He left it on my machine
He said when you go
So fast that it's slow
You'll know what I mean
Said he found a red Monaro
Said it runs pretty good
And most Saturday's, he's dreamin' away
Under the hood

He said maybe it's a little bit stupid
Sometimes I forget
But closer I come
To the heart of the matter
The farther away I get
The closer I come
To the heart of the matter
The farther away I get

 

Fake that emotion (Perkins/Dormand)

Is there a telephone in the hotel
I'd like to call a friend
It's half past five
And I'm half alive
I need someone's ear to bend

So I give her a call
And she says Oh, it's you
I know what you want
But what I need is a heart yhat's true

So I told her that I loved her
But I lied
'Cause sometimes you gotta fake that emotion
Sometimes you gotta lie about your devotion
Sometimes you gotta lie about your intentions

It's a sad, sad old world
Never know true love
But live wont get too deep
When you're shallow
It's always above you

So sometimes you gotta fake that emotion
Sometimes you gotta lie about your devotion
Sometimes you gotta lie about your intentions
'Cause there are some things you'd be wise not to mentiom

 

The girl with the bluebird (Walker)

Dear Father
I know you are the Lord
But I need to do
A deal with you
And it's nothin' you can't afford

Give me the girl with the bluebird
Tattooed on her breast
Give me the girl with the bluebird
And you can take the rest

I go to heaven
Every time she smiles at me
Over the bar

Dear Father
Don't lay me down no law
'Cause without her
It don't make no sense no more

I just need the girl with the bluebird
Tattooed on her breast
Give me the girl with the bluebird
And you can take the rest
Give me the girl with the bluebird
And you can take the rest

 

What I done to her (Perkins/Owen)

Last night I was thinkin'
As I lay me down
My heart was a-sinkin'
It hit the ground
Thought about your beauty
And your tenderness
And how the likes of me
Are blind to see
Thet have the very best

But it's alright
Of this you can be sure
I won't do to you
What I done to her

Last night I  was dreamin'
In the way I do
None of it had a meaning
Then there was you
Dreamt that I hurt you
For some second rate romance
Dreamt I threw it all away
Threw away my last chance

But it's alright
Of this you can be sure
I won't do to you
What I done to her

 

Sitting in a bar (Walker)

Well I'm sitting in the bar
Doing lift home deals
With the last two drinkers
In a skirt and high heels
One of them's a girl
The other one I'm not so sure
One of them's on acid
The other one's screaming
In baby talk
And as I dream
There's a cold grey Saturday
Comin' in under the door

Well I've been travelling all week
Boiling a bone
Shaving the numbers
Working alone
Any game these days
Is better than no game at all
Anything for money
A drink and a feed
Anything to know
I can get what I need
When I'm walkin' around
In the cool of a small town mall
When I slip out the cashcard
And jam it in the wailing wall

Friday being Friday
And the world being young
I had the usual bender in mind
A wet week's end
In a club
With a casual friend

We chatted up the doorman
To see what was on
She followed me in
So I tagged along
Some hours later, she's gone
I'm makin' eyes at the floor
Sitting in a bar
Doing lift home deals
With the last two drinkers
In a skirt and high heels
And there's a cold grey Saturday
Comin' in under the door

I had a feed around midnight
For the man on the run
Now it's half past five
And I'm in this dive
I can feel that meal
And it's comin' alive

And I'm sitting in a bar
Doing lift home deals
With the last two drinkers
In a skirt and high heels
One of them's a girl
The other one I'm not sure
One of them's on acid
The other one's screaming
In baby talk
And everybody's walkin' like a duck
In the daylight
Comin' in under the door
There's a cold grey Saturday
Comin' in under the door

 

Dead dog boogie (Owen)

 

Louise (Walker)

Louise
When I first saw you
All the dreams that I had lost came true
Louise
We fell in love so hard
And it was all too easy
Doing what we used to do
Kissing the layers of old betrayals goodbye
Telling each other Yeah, this is real
A love indestructable, never to die
We believed a man and a girl
Could outstand the rest of the world
Louise, it's such a beautiful lie

There ain't nothing, Louise, ever stays the same
That's just the way it is
There aint no one to blame
Louise
I know the dream's run down
And it may be all too easy
To go and find another game
But someday, baby
You'll have to turn around and try
Ah Louise, maybe still we've got
More in common than a wandering eye
I once believed, and still do
That all I'd ever need was you
Louise
It's such a beautiful lie

There's nothing else going
Nothing else around that flies
Louise
it's such a beautiful lie

 

Fateful day (Walker)

Fateful day
Fateful day
Fateful day
Fateful day

If it hadn't been for whiskey
I'd be free as any bird
To fly away
So far away
If they say that I went crazy
It was triggered by the things
I overheard
That fateful day
The last thing I remember
Someone used my mother's name
I could not turn
Or walk away
They say there was a murder
And the judge and jury said
I was to blame
That fateful day

Fateful day
Fateful day
Fateful day
Fateful day

Now I'm sitting in a place
Where violence is its own reward
I hug my bones and try to pay
I got this old prison bible
That says vengeance is the Lord's
And I must pay
For that fateful day
When I think about my mother now
I know that I have sinned
I hang my head and start to cry
There's no way I can change
The situation that I'm in
Or the fateful day
That I must die
Fateful day

 

Danielle (Walker)

Danielle, Danielle, Danielle
So far away
Goodnight, sweet dreams
The world is well
Danielle, Danielle, Danielle

Lookin' through your photograph
Talkin' on the telephone
I'm thinking through my plans
For me and you
So all alone

Danielle, Danielle, Danielle
So far away
Goodnight, sweet dreams
The world is well
Danielle, Danielle, Danielle

One day we're gonna wake up laughing
Put on your dancing shoes
You won't believe the tales I tell
That time, Danielle, is not mine to choose

Danielle, Danielle, Danielle
So far away
Goodnight, sweet dreams
The world is well
Danielle, Danielle, Danielle

 

Still the same (Perkins)

Though my face is scarred
And my hair is grey
Do you recognise me
Am I still the same
One who loved you then
And changed your name
Am I still the one that you blame
Still the one who gave you pain
Still the one
Am I still the same

Now you see me as I really am
Do you still believe I am the man
Who loved you way back then
Well did you think that I'd come back again
What kinda guy do you think I am
Am I still the one
Am I still the same

Now we stand together
On the judgement stairs
Am I firgiven
But I ask who cares
What's done is done
I will bear the shame
Yeah I'm still the one that you can blame
Still the one, it's me again
I'm still the one
I'm still the same
Yeah I'm still the one that you can blame
I'm still the one who let you go
I'm still the one
I'm still the same

 

Barlow and Chambers (Walker)

Chambers said to Barlow
In their last night on death row
Come on brother
Take my hand
And don't you cry
We are in a foreign land
And its time to die

Come light we'll walk the hall
We'll stand and we will fall
We'll hang like broken dolls
And it will be done
I can hear your mother call
And it's long way home

 

I must be getting soft (Perkins)

I dunno how many miles I'm away from you
But I know the phonecalls costs a lot
Now I'm sitting in my room
Kickin' in the T.V.
'Cause I swallowed everything I got
Yes I took everything I got my hands on
I guess I was using a crutch
But now drugs, and alcohol
And available women
Don't seem to interest me that much

Now I feel that it's time that I called you
I'll tell the boys to turn the radio off
I can't stop thinking about you
Hell I must be getting soft

Now I'm lyin' in my room
Holding on to my pillow
Wishing that it weren't so hard
And I'd give anything in my miserable world
Just to show you where I've been scarre
By misshaps and by missfortune
And others
I can't remember their names
I've had a gutful of being an asshole
I don't intend to be that way again

Now I feel the need to hear you
To have the sound of your voice get me off
To sleep where I'll dream about you
Girl I must be gettin' soft
Yeah I must be gettin' soft

 

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