Low Horizon

virgil never made it to the woods

virgil never made it to the woods

the sheriff couldn't tell

what had shot shot his face to hell

but virgil never made it to the woods

the hound sits by his body in the dark

the hound sits by his body in the dark

the air is turning foul

as the wind begins to howl

the hound sits by his body in the dark

lay another song by his grave

lay another song by his grave

serve your wedding cake

to his brothers at the wake

lay another song by his grave

low horizon

give the broken-hearted one more chance

low horizon

come & be my partner in the dance

leave a crimson ribbon by the well

leave a crimson ribbon by the well

take your golden ring from your hand

and throw it in

leave a crimson ribbon by the well

watch the ravens gather by the gate

watch the ravens gather by the gate

there's a bloody breast laid bare

by a lock of golden hair

watch the ravens gather by the gate

Long Road Home

it’s driving me crazy,

it’s just a matter of time

i’m pleading guilty to a victimless crime

gonna break down these walls

but it’s a long road home

 

flying wild in my day dreams

i’m losing control

out on the highway losing body & soul

i’m making good time now

but it’s a long road home

 

making good time now but it’s a long road

i’m going back to the city

though i’m growing old

gonna break the mould

I’m going back to the city before i die

 

what if this road never ends?

 

nothing to lose i’m still deep undercover

got nothing to say

to my sisters and brothers

blind leading the blind

and it’s a long road home

Don't Break Me Down

break me down this morning

break this foolish boy

break me like a woman would

break me like a toy

but baby it’s the last time I’m gonna scream and shout

it’s the last time baby or i’ll be walking out

 

once you went ahead and told me maybe

once you said you would

now you’re lying to me baby

and I’m leaving you for good

and it aint no use you shaking your ass no more

i’m packing my bags and i’m walking out the door

 

don’t break me down, don’t break me down

don’t break me down this way no more

don’t break me down

 

now wait a minute honey

what was that you said

wait a cotton picking minute baby

now i’m coming back to bed

i was only joking when i said i was leaving town

now I’m begging you baby, please don’t break me down

Boys in the Band

cold wet platform on a winters day

staggered off the morning train

too little sleep, too much wine

nothing but a dream to his name

long-legged boy from the north sea coast

looking for somewhere to land

met her in a bar, the old bull's head

he was playing with the boys in the band

she walked in the bar like she needed a drink

checking out the boys up on the stage

just another singer, she thought, just another song

just another line upon the page

green-eyed girl in a camouflage coat

said she thought she'd lend the boys a hand

blew away the crowd single-handed that night

she was playing with the boys in the band

driving down to brighton in the company van

riding back to London on the train

singing desperado together in the dark

midnight coffee in the rain

max was playing banjo in a glam rock band

mike went back to school to learn new tricks

suzie sang soprano in a gospel choir

willy he was always working shifts

suddenly they saw her moving closer to the edge

they raised their buried heads above the sand

the suicide was painless just a simple overdose

just a needle through the sinews of her hand

it broke their hearts to see her lying on the kitchen floor

she'd always been the one to make a stand

you simply never know what you've got until it's gone

when you're playing with the boys in the band

© 2019 by Rangoon