Blackberry Smoke - Find A Light

Artist: Blackberry Smoke
Release: Find A Light
Release Date: 06/04/2018


1. Flesh And Bone

Tie my two hands behind me
Close my ears and my eyes
I just might need some shelter from these things I desire

Right in front of me, all that I wanna see, oh help me please
Is this how it’s gotta be, will it all be the end of me?

Everything so good is so bad
Temptation, all you can stand
Everything so right is so wrong
What can I do, I’m just flesh and bone

It’s a curse or a blessing, oh sometimes I can’t tell
Is it just like they teach us, that will send you to hell

What will it do to me, the first little bit is free
Oh help me please
Set me up, watch me fall
I want a taste of it all

Everything so good is so bad
Temptation, all you can stand
Everything so right is so wrong
What can I do, I’m just flesh and bone

Everything so good is so bad
Temptation, all you can stand
Everything so right is so wrong
What can I do, I’m just flesh and bone

2. Run Away From It All

Standing on the bridge
We see the water keep flowing by, by
I flipped a quarter in the river
Then I headed for the other side
I made the same wish that I always do
I’m just fool enough to think they ever come true

Came in like a lion
Now I’m out like a lamb
They don’t even know who I am

Miles and miles wide open for me
Got it all laid out so beautifully
Don’t you worry about a thing, baby
We can run away from it all

Old ghosts whistle in the wind
In the dead of the night, night
I’m walkin’ through the valley of the shadow
Headin’ for the light
I wore out my welcome like I always do
Got to find myself a life that’s shiny and new

They say that the truth is gonna set us free
I ain’t waitin’ ’round to see

Miles and miles wide open for me
Got it all laid out so beautifully
Don’t you worry about a thing, baby
We can run away from it all

Squeezin’ every drop out of what’s left of my time
Jumpin’ on tomorrow before it goes by
No matter what they say, baby
We can run away from it all

Miles and miles wide open for me
Got it all laid out so beautifully
Don’t you worry about a thing, baby
We can run away from it all

Squeezin’ every drop out of what’s left of my time
Jumpin’ on tomorrow before it goes by
No matter what they say, baby
We can run away from it all

3. The Crooked Kind

My ears ring, my head’s on fire
Air gets thin, like I’m up on the wire
The world stands still like I’m passing it by
Got to grab hold of something dropping out of the sky

I got to step across every mine
I like a high time every time
You were looking for a straighter line
Look at me, I’m the crooked kind

Count the days, you log the miles
Keep it all in place and right in style
You forgot the way, you lost the key
You don’t have to outrun me

I got to step across every mine
I like a high time every time
You were looking for a straighter line
Look at me I’m the crooked kind

There ain’t a whole lot to say
Just gets in my way
It’s all here by design to help me lose my mind

I got to step across every mine
I like a high time every time
You were looking for a straighter line
Look at me I’m the crooked kind

I got to step across every mine
I like a high time every time
You were looking for a straighter line
Look at me I’m the crooked kind

I’m the crooked kind
I’m the crooked kind
I’m the crooked kind

4. Medicate My Mind

Give me just a minute
Don’t mean to be unkind
Even I’ve got a limit
One problem at a time

These hills are gettin’ high the way I’m goin’
But my wheels are all in line, got to keep ’em rollin’

I’m the darkness reachin’ for daylight
I’m a spring that needs to unwind
I’m a wreck but everything’s alright
Just as long as I can medicate my mind

Everybody in a hurry
Headin’ down their own track
I ain’t gonna worry
Let it roll right off of my back

I’m a stranger to this world, but I keep on growin’
Life will try to put you out, but I keep on glowin’
Yes I am

I’m the darkness reachin’ for daylight
I’m a spring that needs to unwind
I’m a wreck but everything’s alright
Just as long as I can medicate my mind

I’m the darkness reachin’ for daylight
I’m a spring that needs to unwind
I’m a wreck but everything’s alright
Just as long as I can medicate my mind

5. I've Got This Song

These days the good days are fewer and farther between
Sometimes the hard times, a shadow on my sky blue dream

I don’t have much if you look through the eyes of the world
Open me up and you might find just one shining pearl

I’ve got this song and a story to tell
About the good times and bad times, heaven and hell
Well it might not be pretty, or have much to say
But it’s all I’ve got left at the end of the day
It’s the one thing they can’t take away
I’ve got this song

I’ve got a short list of good friends, I can count on to answer my call
And a long list of bad things I might not be proud of at all
Show me a man who hasn’t yet learned how to fall
There is a man who doesn’t know much yet at all

I’ve got this song and a story to tell
About the good times and bad times, heaven and hell
Well it might not be pretty, or have much to say
But it’s all I’ve got left at the end of the day
It’s the one thing they can’t take away. I’ve got this song

I’ve got this song and a story to tell
About the good times and bad times, heaven and hell
Well it might not be pretty, or have much to say
But it’s all I’ve got left at the end of the day
It’s the one thing they can’t take away
I’ve got this song

6. Best Seat In The House

Did you ever get the feelin’ you ain’t been dealt a good hand?
The odds are against you
You’re a slave to the law of the land
I’m gonna gather unto me what must be mine
I want it all right now
Not a little at a time

Thinkin’ ’bout a revolution, the first world drawin’ the line

We all want what we ain’t got
Some of us have and some have not
Everything I got comin’ to me
Life, love, money and the land of the free
All my life I’ve been turned out
One of these days, I’ll get the best seat in the house

You got a right to your opinion
You got a right to speak your piece
You got a right to be silent
Well, that ain’t never worked for me
We’re goin’ through the system
They chew you up and spit you out
In the land of confusion
Yeah, that’s what it’s all about

Thinkin’ bout the evolution, have we always been in the grind?

We all want what we ain’t got
Some of us have and some have not
Everything I got comin’ to me
Life, love, money and the land of the free
All my life I’ve been turned out
One of these days, I’ll get the best seat in the house

It’s the measure of a man, of a man
Does anyone even understand a man, understand?

We all want what we ain’t got
Some of us have and some have not
Everything I got comin’ to me
Life, love, money and the land of the free
All my life I’ve been turned out
One of these days, I’ll get the best seat in the house

7. I'll Keep Ramblin'

Solid gold watch in my front pocket
Hanging on a shiny diamond chain
John B. Stetson hat that I am wearin’
Just to keep my head out of the rain

Big fat roll of borrowed money
25 years of borrowed time
Ain’t no tellin’ where I’m goin’
Let me tell you that suits me just fine

Nothing can hold me still for too long
I sing a travellin’ song
Can’t put a thing on a stone when it rolls
Believe I’ll keep ramblin’ on and on

I don’t play with just one woman
I got all of ’em in the game
Hollywood to New York City
You best believe they know my name

Wide open is the way I’m travellin’
All in is the only way I bet
You can tell me home is where the heart is
I’ll tell you I ain’t found mine yet

Nothing can hold me still for too long
I sing a travellin’ song
Can’t put a thing on a stone when it rolls
Believe I’ll keep ramblin’ on and on

Nothing can hold me still for too long
I sing a travellin’ song
Can’t put a thing on a stone when it rolls
Believe I’ll keep ramblin’ on and on

8. Seems So Far

I don’t feel much different than I did ten years ago
A few more lines around my eyes, but they don’t always show
Time it just reminds us of where we used to be
I can’t say the distance boy, it seems so far to me

Come so far, seems so far
Seems like that’s what makes us who we are
Make me wise beyond my years
The end is out there somewhere
But it seems so far from here

Got my share of notches carved on these old bones of mine
I walk just a little bit crooked but I straighten out sometimes
If I got it right, well, there ain’t no guarantee
One foot behind the other, son it seems so far to me

Come so far, seems so far
Seems like that’s what makes us who we are
Make me wise beyond my years
The end is out there somewhere, but it seems so far from here

I don’t feel so young, but I don’t feel any older
All I know for sure is it ain’t over ’til it’s over
Nothing gonna change me from the ways I’m set in
And I don’t know what’s waiting around the bend

Come so far, seems so far
Seems like that’s what makes us who we are
Make me wise beyond my years
The end is out there somewhere, but it seems so far from here

9. Lord Strike Me Dead

Everybody stumbling round in the dark
‘Cause the light’s too dim to see
Everybody’s got an axe to grind, and they call it bein’ free
Everybody with the skin so thin looking out for number one
Nobody wants to be left holding the bag when it’s all done
There ain’t much left to say, I can’t stand it anymore

Lord, Lord, these children have gone crazy
Lord, Lord, please come down and save me
Lord, Lord, you’ve got to believe me
Lord, Lord, Lord strike me dead

Everybody wants to blame somebody for the sorry shape they’re in
Everybody ought to take a step back, see where it all begins
Nobody is listening they’re all spitting in the wind
Somebody please cover my eyes, tell me when is it gonna end
Take me out of here, I can’t stand it anymore

Lord, Lord, these children have gone crazy
Lord, Lord, please come down and save me
Lord, Lord, you’ve got to believe me
Lord, Lord, Lord strike me dead

Lord, Lord, these children have gone crazy
Lord, Lord, please come down and save me
Lord, Lord, you’ve got to believe me
Lord, Lord, Lord strike me dead

10. Let Me Down Easy

Let me down easy if you can
I’m not half as strong as you think I am

It may seem like I don’t care
Baby, that’s just my disguise
Look closer and you’ll see
I’m still a kid behind the eyes

I’m barely on my feet
And one more lick would put me down
Show a little mercy, honey
I’m pleading with you now

Let me down easy if you can
I’m not half as strong as you think I am
I guess I’ll try to take it like a man
Let me down easy if you can

Maybe I’m the crazy one
‘Cause there ain’t no way it’s you
I guess I’ll let you go ’cause it’s the least that I could do
Hopefully I’ll make it and I’ll be alright in time
I’ll probably go to pieces now
But darlin’, you’ll be fine

Let me down easy if you can
I’m not half as strong as you think I am

Someday when we’re older
We’ll look back on this and smile
I thought I had it handled
Baby, I missed it by a mile

Let me down easy if you can
I’m not half as strong as you think I am
I guess I’ll try to take it like a man
Let me down easy if you can

11. Nobody Gives A Damn

You can make something out of nothing, my friend
Make yourself a little bit of money to spend
You can sing a song everybody knows

You can walk in with the skinniest girl
You can carve your initials all over the world
Put on your best big rock’n’roll pose

What are you, some kind of hero?
Doing everything that you can
You think that everybody’s watching
But nobody gives a damn

You can walk a wire and you don’t need a net
You’re the best damn thing that they haven’t seen yet
Give ’em a chance to fall in love with you

You can sell your tune to a million or two
Have your name at the top of the list of who’s who
It don’t mean a thing when the rent is due

What are you, some kind of hero?
Doing everything that you can
You think that everybody’s watching
But nobody gives a damn, nobody gives a damn
Nobody gives a damn

Nobody cares what you do or say
They’ll forget about you anyway
Don’t you worry it’s a waste of time
Take a number and get back in line

What are you, some kind of hero?
Doing everything that you can
You think that everybody’s watching
But nobody gives a damn
Nobody gives a damn
Nobody gives a damn, yeah!

12. Till The Wheels Fall Off

All or nothing
The way it’s supposed to be
Swinging for the fence at every opportunity
Up and over the mountain while everybody goes ’round
All the rest stand still, I pick ’em up and I put ’em down

I still push and I stil shove
I’m still hard to love
I ain’t changed
I’m still the same wise-ass I always was
They say the day will come when I’ll be too tired to run
You can’t stop what’s coming
I’ll run it ’till the wheels fall off
Run it ’till the wheels fall off

Cracked wide open way out over the line
Go out there and grab it ’cause it’s dyin’ on the vine
The wealth and the glory, the worship and the fame
They love you and they hate you, boy
But they all know your name

I still push and I stil shove
I’m still hard to love
I ain’t changed, I’m still the same wise-ass I always was
They say the day will come when I’ll be too tired to run
You can’t stop what’s coming
I’ll run it ’till the wheels fall off
Run it ’till the wheels fall off

I still push and I stil shove
I’m still hard to love
I ain’t changed, I’m still the same wise-ass I always was
They say the day will come when I’ll be too tired to run
You can’t stop what’s coming
I’ll run it ’till the wheels fall off
Run it ’till the wheels fall off
Run it ’till the wheels fall off

13. Mother Mountain

In the east, the rising sun
Golden honey mornin’ comes
Cool and easy on the wind
‘Til the darkness comes again

In the truth I find a song
Mother mountain, bring me home

Springtime whistle in the trees
New life changing with the leaves
Water underneath my feet
One more promise for to keep

High above the right and wrong
Mother mountain, bring me home

A story older than the stone
Mother mountain, bring me home