Wild Wooly Band at Pryme Tyme — November 15, 2019

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Wild Wooly Band at the Pryme Tyme, November 15, 2019 (photo by Les Radnor)

Wild Wooly Band October 18, 2019

(Her Memory is) Punishment Enough

I’ll never need to get down on my knees again
Fill up another corner of my mind
Recriminations won’t keep me up at night
Her memory is punishment enough

Stupidity is the lord’s only immortal sin
His sentencing is swift and to the point
But I’ll never need to be arrested for my crimes
Her memory is punishment enough

Lies are only evil when you buy them like the truth
Sugar coated like a baby’s pill
But I’ll never have to swallow bitter medicine
Her memory is punishment enough

Words I thought were gospel from a silken tongue
Came back in anger when the weather turned
But lord, don’t ever let her take me back again
Her memory is punishment enough

I do my Drinking Alone (With Bill Frizzell)

You turn an April shower into a driving rain

You turn a cool night’s breeze into a hurricane

I’m tired of your blabber mouth talking

With never anything to say

So don’t wait up mama, I’m walking

I’m going out to play

I don’t need a situation

I ain’t gonna go back home

I’m tired of degradation

Tonight I’m mine

I do my drinking alone

I’ll find a corner bar that serves a wicked assed drink

Off the beaten up path, where I can hear myself think

Down on some boondock avenue, where lonely hearts don’t care

So don’t go looking in the same old haunts, you won’t find me anywhere

I don’t need a situation

I ain’t gonna go back home

I’m tired of degradation

Tonight I’m mine

I do my drinking alone

Just because I can’t be found, don’t mean I’m really gone

You’re still my girl forevermore – I just need to be alone

I don’t need a situation

I ain’t gonna go back home

I’m tired of degradation

Tonight I’m mine

I do my drinking alone

The Sky is Falling

Over once is hard
On a broken heart
Escaping a memory
A promise broken twice
Ain’t twice as nice
Just double the misery
It might take a night to drown
And try to clear my eyes somehow

The sky is falling
Over me
The sky is falling
Over me
The sky is falling
And I can’t get away from the rain

Once upon your lips
My fingertips
Could never do nothing wrong
Now I could wipe the rain
But it soaks the pain
Every time I hear our song
I swore I’d never again
Be doing what I’m doing again

The sky is falling
Over me
The sky is falling
Over me
The sky is falling
And I can’t get away from the rain

I should break down, and build me a raft
How long can this down pour last?

The sky is falling
Over me
The sky is falling
Over me
The sky is falling
And I can’t get away from the rain

Shy Girl (Nightclub Cinderella)

 

Cinderella stands patient, with the night in her hands
Will this be the time?
She’ll be picked from the crowd … by her prince charming
Any old prince will do
But no one approaches … a stranger beside her
Tells her it’ll be all right
He’d tell her his secret, but he feels like a shadow
Blinded by her light

Prince charming was so sure he was right
He knew he would love her for the rest of her life

He thought:

Come hold me close, shy girl
There’s no need to be afraid
Don’t let fear hide your promise
Don’t be afraid, shy girl

Cinderella saw the clock on the wall, ticking towards midnight
This has to be her time
She remembers the stranger … what was his name now?
He seemed to be real nice
Has he been taken? Will he be waiting?
Will he try again?
She searches the faces, for the true love she senses
But he’s walking away

Prince Charming sadly walks out the door
His unspoken words haunt her as her tears hit the floor

Come hold me close, shy girl
There’s no need to be afraid
Don’t let fear hide your promise
Don’t be afraid, shy girl

She ran out and caught him in the street light’s glow
He reached out to hold her and he never let go

Come hold me close, shy girl
There’s no need to be afraid
Don’t let fear hide your promise
Don’t be afraid, shy girl

Come hold me close, shy girl
There’s no need to be afraid
I won’t break your promise
Don’t be afraid, shy girl

 

Somewhere Tonight (Someone’s Falling in Love)

Some like the way that he sings about lonesome
Some like the way that he smiles
His good time girls don’t want to think about tomorrow
They just want to dance for a while
All their hearts have been broken
Their innocence checked at the door
They just want to play – forget all their troubles
They don’t dare ask for more

Sometimes the party lasts into the morning
What seems so wrong feels so right
Low expectations break down inhibitions
And lead to a pleasant surprise
They think they can keep it together
Washed clean by the fresh morning dew
Two lonely hearts reaching out to each other
Praying they won’t break in two

Somewhere tonight
Someone’s falling in love
Their calloused hands
Fit into a velvet glove
Their tired hearts bound
By a covenant sent from above
Somewhere tonight
Someone’s falling in love

Through the darkness they cherished
Old wounds that could split them apart
But evil memories perished
When they reached for the light

He can’t see a reason to sing about lonesome
All he can see is her smile
His good time girl will still let him cry on her shoulder
But somehow he can’t find the time
Past led them into the future
Old memories made new without end
Now he just wants to hold her, and fall in love with her
Over and over again

Somewhere tonight
Someone’s falling in love
Their calloused hands
Fit into a velvet glove
Their tired hearts bound
By a covenant sent from above
Somewhere tonight
Someone’s falling in love

 

Stories

Step by step I climb the mountain
Feel out the passage through the hills
Hot desert sun bakes down upon me
Strange words play tricks inside my head
I may not find my way to heaven
I may be on my way to hell
Still I try
I can’t just lay down and die
I have stories left to tell

Iron bars enslave my freedom
Hangman dances on my heels
This one room prison is an island
surrounded by the stench of fear
I may not find my way to heaven
I may be on my way to hell
Still I try I can’t just lay down and die
I have stories left to tell

Oh, the reaper has a hold of my soul
Will he sell it to a friend?
I’ll just keep on turning pages
Til I see how it ends

Inch by inch I crawl to heaven
Hot on my toes the fires of hell
With parched, chapped lips I beg forgiveness
For mortal sins I can’t undo
I may not find my way to heaven
I may be on my way to hell
Still I try
I can’t just lay down and die
I have stories left to tell

 

Straight Shooter

1996

I take three steps and I turn
And face a one eyed witness
The Blue steeled accuser takes a confident bead
On my shaking frame
With my arms encased in hot asphalt
My holster baked in clay
I try to wake from my dream
But I just can’t seem
To turn away

I’m a straight shooter
On the wrong end of a gun
I try to turn it around
I’m a straight shooter on the wrong end of a gun
I try to turn it around
Gain control of my
Straight shooter

I’ve never been home
I’m not sure I have one
I’ve been looking for years
All all over the world
Every highway my driveway
Every town my front porch
I try  to wake from my dream
But I just can’t seem
To unlock my front door

I’m a straight shooter
On the wrong end of a gun
I try to turn it around
I’m a straight shooter on the wrong end of a gun
I try to turn it around
Gain control of my
Straight shooter

Convicted by tears
Of a young child’s mama
In the crotch of my soul
It’s as cold as ice
In every shotglass a memory
In every chaser a doubt
I try to wake from my dream
But I just can’t seem
To put the bottle down

I’m a straight shooter
On the wrong end of a gun
I try to turn it around
I’m a straight shooter on the wrong end of a gun
I try to turn it around
Gain control of my
Straight shooter

Tomorrow is Another Day (with Steve Fleming)

1991

 

I know it’s too late
To fulfill the plans we made
What’s done is done
I made some big mistakes
Too late to make things right
Our plans have come undone

We had schemes to win the world
Sweet dreams that came unfurled
Whoah-oh when the rules changed
But if I had it to do again
I’d do it all the same again
A sunrise can stand a little rain

Life don’t work out right
You gotta learn to face the night
Who-oh tomorrow’s another day
Best laid plans they fail, but then
You gotta rise and try again
Who-oh tomorrow is another day

It’s so hard for a lonely man
To find the strength to try again
When love always lets you down
I’m punch drunk and it hurts like hell
But as long as I can hear the bell
I’ll always fight another round

Life don’t always work out right
You gotta learn to face the night
Who-oh tomorrow’s another day
Best laid plans they fail, but then
You gotta rise and try again
Who-oh tomorrow is another day

I know it’s too late
To clean up the mess I made
What’s done is done