The Temperance Movement - The Temperance Movement

Artist: The Temperance Movement
Release: The Temperance Movement


1. Only Friend

Trouble don’t live here no more, they told me that he cut himself loose
Mama says he never coming back, he’s out there killin’ the blues, yeah
Told me once that he never could sleep, had the same dream every night
Saw the face of the woman he loved, but she never looked into his eyes

Trouble never stayed in no jail, saw a hole in the fence and he ran
Bloodhounds on his scent for days, but they never found nothin’, they never found nothin’
Word spread about his evil ways, and people spoke about him like he was dead
Reverend Jones took my Mama aside
Prayed to God they put a bullet in the poor boy’s head

Lord, when the Lord had left me

All of my trouble
All of my trouble
All of my trouble
Trouble was my only friend

Trouble was a praying man, I would see him down there on his knees
White knuckles on a shaking fist, crying up to the lord to be free, yeah
Then one time I saw that freedom come, when he lifted me out of my chair
He said ”Little boy you made your daddy a man, now listen I ain’t going anywhere”
No, no

Lord, when the lord had left me

Oh all of my trouble
Oh all of my trouble
Oh all of my trouble
Trouble was my only friend

Trouble was a force of life, when he showed me how to walk on this earth
Said ”Always look with a loving eye, but don’t you ever forget your own worth, son”
And when I asked him if he ever did see that dark-haired beauty of his dreams
He said ”Son, I feel in every single beat of my heart, one day she’s gonna look at me”
Yes, she will

Lord, when the lord had left me
Lord, when the lord had left me

Oh all of my trouble
Oh all of my trouble
Oh all of my trouble
Trouble was my only friend

Oh all of my trouble
Oh all of my trouble
Oh all of my trouble
Trouble was my only friend

2. Ain't No Telling

Sing Hallelujah
Girl you know it ain’t so bad
I wanna thank you for the time that we had
Let me tell you about a little revolution circling round my brain
I’ll tell you all about it if you ever see me again

There ain’t no telling when the storm comes, mama
You best be praying that we make it through
There ain’t no telling when the storm comes, babe
You know I’ve got a burning heart for you
There ain’t no telling when the storm comes, mama
You best be praying that we make it through
There ain’t no telling when the storm comes, mama
But the sun still shines too

Making restitution for all the things that we got wrong
I gotta let you go to let you be strong
And I know there ain’t no use singing for the summer
When the skies are turning grey
The more I try the more I get in the way

There ain’t no telling when the storm comes, mama
You best be praying that we make it through
There ain’t no telling when the storm comes, babe
You know I’ve got a burning heart for you
There ain’t no telling when the storm comes, mama
You best be praying that we make it through
There ain’t no telling when the storm comes, mama
But the sun still shines too

There ain’t no telling when the storm comes, mama
You best be praying that we make it through
There ain’t no telling when the storm comes, babe
You know I’ve got a burning heart for you
There ain’t no telling when the storm comes, mama
You best be praying that we make it through
There ain’t no telling when the storm comes, mama
But the sun still shines too

3. Pride

Did you hear when I called you, small and trembling in my room
Or were you cold as I once told ya you could be?
Could you feel when I dreamed you every morning on my right
Dispelling thoughts of you were all that I could see

And I’ve been running from the source for so long
Broke down easy when I once was strong
I was only getting in the way of the life that blinds you
If you can’t take it, tell me about your reasons why
‘Cause we’ve got nothing to hide

All my pride
All my pride would never let me say
All my pride
All my pride would see you walk away
I was waiting on a higher call, but the revelation never came
Oh, what a shame
All the same
I hope that everything you ever want, it comes to you some day
But all my pride would never let me say

Saw the sign at the border
For the road to lead me to the only hope I ever had
The only home I knew
I felt like I was a soldier, forever changed by all I’d seen
Wounded in a holy war that was nothing to do with me

And some nights amid my broken sleep
In times of weakness steal a little peek
Forbidden memories when I gave to you
When you stripped me open, in tender moments
Tell me about your reasons now
‘Cause we’ve got nothing to hide

All my pride
All my pride would never let me say
All my pride
All my pride would see you walk away
I was waiting on a higher call, but the revelation never came
Oh what a shame
All the same
I hope that everything you ever want, it comes to you someday
But all my pride would never let me say

All my pride
All my pride would never let me say
All my pride
All my pride would see you walk away
I was waiting on a higher call, but the revelation never came
Oh what a shame
All the same
I hope that everything you ever want, it comes to you someday
But all my pride would never let me say

4. Be Lucky

Well I noticed you were home and on a rest from all your roaming around
Well I’ve been waiting here for weeks and I’d be grateful for a piece of your time
Be lucky baby, be happy
But most of all, won’t you be mine?

I don’t wanna be too sentimental, darlin’ you’re no fool
I know you’re strict on all your fundamentals
Little chica, you’re so cool

I don’t wanna be impatient, interrupt your meditation, s’alright
I’ll just sit here ’til you’re finished
Negativity diminished, so quiet
Just be lucky baby, be happy
But most of all, won’t you be mine?

I don’t wanna be too sentimental, darlin’ you’re no fool
I know you’re strict on all your fundamentals
Little chica, you’re so cool

Here she comes, right on time
Here she comes, right on time

I don’t wanna be too sentimental, darlin’ you’re no fool
I know you’re strict on all your fundamentals
Little chica, you’re cool

Here she comes, right on time
Here she comes, right on time
Here she comes, right on time
Here she comes, right on time

5. Midnight Black

Blind faith explorer, I’m on a mission impossible I know
But I got a little burnin’ light
All the stories I told her, the final cut was the deepest one of all
Then she vanished clean outta sight

I hit the floor around 4.47 with the mornin’ blues
Cryin’ like a puppy dog
It takes some time to come out, face the music
Gotta pay your dues
You’re the only one I want

Last time tonight, then I’m gonna cry, gonna put this right
I’ve been dyin’
Girl, I just ain’t been feelin’ right
Yes I’m in trouble I know it
You shot me down, hurtin’ like a heart attack
All over you yeah, my brown eyed girl
And yes I swear her hair was midnight black

Don’t say it’s over
I’m goin’ walking baby, why don’t you come along?
And steal a little precious time
Baby gimme your number
So I can bug you, I’ll be callin’ you up all night
With all my rhythm and my rhyme

I held the angel in a headlock, honey
‘Til the sun rose through
Fighting with the lord above
He hit me square in the heart, like a kiss with a fist I knew
Tryin’ to learn me how to love

Last time tonight, then I’m gonna cry, gonna put this right
I been dyin’
Yes, I just ain’t been feelin’ right
Yes I’m in trouble I know it
You shot me down, hurtin’ like a heart attack
All over you yeah, my brown eyed girl
And yes I swear her hair was midnight black

I hit the floor around 4.47 with the mornin’ blues
Cryin’ like a puppy dog
It takes some time to come out, face the music
Gotta pay your dues
You’re the only one I want

Last time tonight, then I’m gonna cry, gonna put this right
I’ve been dyin’
Girl, I just ain’t been feelin’ right
Yes I’m in trouble I know it
You shot me down, hurtin’ like a heart attack
All over you yeah, my brown eyed girl
And yes I swear her hair was
And yes I swear her hair was midnight black
Midnight black
Midnight black
Midnight black
Midnight black

6. Chinese Lanterns

Well I turned out my pockets at the end of the night
Still had some money, I was doing alright
But I knew…
I heard the fireworks cracking and the sky was golden
Chinese lanterns set free on the rise
But I knew…
Love don’t wait around for you

I took one for the team, but I never played the same
They wrote my story and they asked for my name
But I knew…
And I learned how to lie, how to make believe
I tried for hours to pull you out of my sleeve
But I knew…

Love don’t wait around for you to catch on
Try to work it out but you won’t before it’s gone
Life don’t always go the way you want it to
And I can’t wait around for you

All the guests at my table were folks I didn’t know
I sang for hours, yeah I put on a show
But I knew…
Then I saw you one time, you just turned and ran
I danced cartwheels around you and I walked on my hands
But I knew

Love don’t wait around for you to catch on
Try to work it out, you won’t before it’s gone
Life don’t always go the way you want it to
And I can’t wait around…

Heard the fireworks cracking and the sky was golden
Chinese lanterns set free on the rise
But I knew

Love don’t wait around for you to catch on
Try to work it out, you won’t before it’s gone
Life don’t always go the way you want it to
And I can’t wait around for you

7. Know For Sure

Take a cold hammer to the source of the pain
You’ve been living comatose, you’ll come ’round again
If I know you, you won’t miss your chance my friend

I don’t wanna get heavy but I gave you my soul
Bought it back used, but loved and cherished
Turned out by nobody I know
This time I ain’t letting go

Any time that you want me
I’ve been there for you
Follow you ’round like some monkey on a leash

Hits like a master when I’m down on the floor
Young guns you’re pretty, won’t you kick me some more
And I ain’t so easy, no I need romancing
See if you want me, better know for sure

It’s been so long since you last dusted me down
Better get your guard up sugar
I’m ready for another go round
This time you won’t knock me down

Any time that you want me
I’ve been there for you
Follow you ’round like some monkey on a leash

Hits like a master when I’m down on the floor
Young guns you’re pretty, won’t you kick me some more
And I ain’t so easy, no I need romancing
See if you want me better know for sure

Any time that you want me
I’ve been there for you
Follow you ’round like some monkey on a leash

Hits like a master when I’m down on the floor
Young guns you’re pretty, won’t you kick me some more
And I ain’t so easy, no I need romancing
See if you want me better know for sure

8. Morning Riders

Everybody here’s lost it all
If you’re leaving here you’re gonna crawl
And the night is still inside you
For all of your sins
Nobody can hide it
And nobody wins

Another night, another beating
Just like before
Nobody breathing, coming by the door

When you feel like you’re fading
Deeper and down
Got the morning riders
They wanna drag you ’round town
You look like a stranger
I recognise your frown
Got it all inside us
You know we got it all

And all the gentleman act like fools
And all the ladies here breaking the rules
So you try to get inside her
On one of your whims
But you don’t wanna fight her
‘Cause you know she’s gonna win

Another night, another beating
Just like before
Nobody breathing coming by the door

When you feel like you’re fading
Deeper and down
Got the morning riders
They wanna drag you ’round town
You look like a stranger
I recognise your frown
Got it all inside us
You know we got it all

You know we got it
You know we got it all
You know we got it, baby
You know we got it all

When you feel like you’re fading
Deeper and down
Got the morning riders
They wanna drag you ’round town
You look like a stranger
I recognise your frown
Got it all inside us
You know we got it all

When you feel like you’re fading
Deeper and down
Got the morning riders
They wanna drag you ’round town
You look like a stranger
I recognise your frown
Got it all inside us
You know we got it all

9. Lovers And Fighters

I was in my castle, I was in my room
One more fortress of solitude for a song
I was only waiting there for you
To see if we could identify the truth
Windows on the east side
Walls closing in on flowers starved of light

Shine on, brothers and sisters, shine on
Keep on living when the reaper breaks the dawn
Fight on all you lovers, fight on
Yeah we carry on

I would make my way in a world so free
All the lonely roads would carry me
Were you my enemy or my friend?
Whole life searching, no wiser in the end
My intuition’s blind
Last exit homeward is far behind

Shine on, brothers and sisters, shine on
Keep on living when the reaper breaks the dawn
Fight on all you lovers, fight on
Yeah we carry on

I was only waiting there for you
To see if we could identify the truth

Shine on, brothers and sisters, shine on
Keep on living when the reaper breaks the dawn
Fight on all you lovers, fight on
Yeah we carry on
Yeah we carry on

10. Take It Back

Ridin’ high, gettin’ low
Ridin’ high, gettin’ low, doin’ wrong
I get lost in your love
I get lost in your love and it’s strong
All my time in this world
All my time in this world I’ve been alone
All I need, is a look
Just a look from your eyes and I get hooked, yeah

Take it back to where it was
Take it right back to where it was

I get loose, I get free
Get me all the way down to my knees
And I breathe, and I sigh
And I fill up my lungs and I cry
I get all the way home
I get all the way home and then I leave
Every time that you call
There’s just no making sense out of it all

Take it back to where it was
Take it right back to where it was

All my time, in this world
All my time, in this world I’ve been alone
All I need is a look
Just a look from your eyes and I get hooked

I’m gonna slip down the alleyway
Sneaking all the pain away
Little finger, push a hole
Peakin’ at you through the wall
I know you got my diamond ring
I caught you on the television
Dancing like a miracle
Lying for the cynical

Take it back to where it was
Take it right back to where it was

Won’t you take it back?
Sha’mon, won’t you take it back?
Won’t you take it back?
Sha’mon, won’t you take it back?

11. Smouldering

I don’t like being told by anyone
Brother, won’t you take my warning?
Wisdom comes like a whisper in my sleep
That I can’t remember in the morning
And what I wouldn’t do to get my way
When it’s hard to find the truth in anything I say

I’m smouldering, a low light for you to see
Are you still looking out for me?
Our love is older yeah
But still glowing in the breeze
Are you still smouldering for me?

I don’t like it when they take me to one side
And tell me everything I know is wrong
I get used to all these footfalls on my path
I’ve sure tried to change, but it’s been so long

And I will dance around you so light on my feet
Be the devil at your shoulder, babe
Or an angel singing songs so sweet
Love songs for you babe

And I’m smouldering, a low light for you to see
Are you still looking out for me?
Our love is older yeah
But still glowing in the breeze
Are you still smouldering, smouldering for me?

I’m smouldering, a low light for you to see
Are you still looking out, looking out for me?
Our love is older yeah
But still glowing in the breeze

12. Serenity

I heard that lonesome siren song
I drew into the harbour and I found my home
And she called me ‘butterfly’
‘Cause she knew that I would not live too long

Into her eyes I fell so deep
She covered me when the tempest would rise in my sleep
Wrapped in sweet serenity
She let me down in rainbow dreams

Lord, may all my hard times be healing times
Take out this broken heart and renew my mind
Tears wash my eyes to see how to love again
Yes, it’s always been this way

I sailed a vessel lost at sea
I could hear the outside world, but they could not hear me
At my last salute to thee
I heard that song and it set me free yeah

Lord, may all my hard times be healing times
Take out this broken heart and renew my mind
Tears wash my eyes to see how to love again
Yes, it’s always been this way

Lord, may all my hard times be healing times
Take out this broken heart and renew my mind
Tears wash my eyes to see how to love again
Yes, it’s always been this way

May all my hard times
May all my hard times
May all my hard times
Be healing
Hard times be healing
Hard times be healing
Hard times be healing
Hard times be healing
Hard times be healing
Hard times be healing