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Lyrics - pg 9

These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You), True Believer, All Together Now (Let's Fall Apart), Brothers Strangers and Friends, Where Love Goes When It Dies, Branded Man

"These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)"

Holt Marvell/Jack Strachey/Harry Link

A cigarette that bears a lipstick's traces
An airline ticket to romantic places
And still my heart has wings
These foolish things remind me of you
A tinkling piano in the next apartment
Those stumbling words that told you what my heart meant
A fairground's painted swings
These foolish things remind me of you
You came. you saw
And you conquered me
When you did that to me
I knew somehow this had to be
The winds of March that made my heart a dancer
A telephone that rings but who's to answer
Oh how the ghost of you clings
These foolish things remind me of you
Oh, how strange, how sweet
To find you still
These things are dear to me
They seem to bring you near to me
The sigh of midnight trains in empty stations
Silk stockings thrown aside dance invitations
Oh how the ghost of you clings
These foolish things remind me of you
These foolish things remind me of you

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"True Believer"

John Hiatt

Kickin' at the gravel in the parking lot
Runnin' cross the street to the record shop
Talkin' to my buddy 'bout some hip-hop tune
Hotter than a firework and it's still June
Sun's about to burn itself right outta the sky
Guess we'll all be lucky if we don't fry
And the preacher's baptizing at the river bend
Wash the dust off of Dixie start all over again
Chorus:
It was Saturday night and I swore I'd never leave her
We had the Hossman blastin' on the radio receiver
They say history plays tricks she's a real deceiver
She gave me something from her heart back then
Made me a true believer
Yeah and I believed every little word we said
Whisper through the sycamores in my head
Did we really drive her daddy's truck across Dry Creek
Well my hands started shakin' as my knees went weak
Then we pulled back in the woods and shut the headlights off
Aw girl how'd you ever get your hair so soft
I can't see what I'm doin' don't know if I should
I can't see what I'm doin' Lord it sure feels good
Repeat Chorus
I'm a true believer and I'm lookin' for a sign
That she can still hear this heart of mine
Beatin' to the rhythm of the rock and roll
I'm a true believer that the girl's got soul
Now I'm back in Alabama by that river bend
Where that preacher's baptizing his flock again
Now we had some bad times and a little luck
And her daddy gave us that old pick-up truck
And we drove it on up to Birmingham
And we bought ourselves a pair of matching wedding bands
Hey Lord, that was almost twenty-eight years ago
And we still got the Hossman on the radio
Repeat Chorus
True Believer
A true believer
She made me a true believer
Yes I'm a true believer

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"All Together Now (Let's Fall Apart)"

 

All together now, let's fall apart
Lips are you ready to tremble
Hands are you ready to shake
Eyes get ready to cry
Heart get ready to break
Here she comes..she's gettin' closer
Is everyone ready to start
All together now, let's fall apart
Nerves you'll be going to pieces
Tears you'll run down my face
Head you'll be spinning around
It's time..everyone take your place
We're all in this thing together
My body, my mind and my heart
All together now..let's fall apart
I couldn't keep her from leaving
Oh, I tried..oh lord how I tried
But she fell in love with somebody new
I guess that's him by her side
Here she comes...she's gettin' closer
Does everyone remember your part
All together now...let's fall apart
All together now...let's fall apart

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"Brothers, Strangers and Friends"

 

With her long auburn hair and her baby blue eyes
She tears down the strongest of men
The curves of her body have tempted the passions
Of my brothers, strangers and friends
But my baby's in love with living for me
And she lets them know where they stand
I know she'd be angry, if she knew the feelings
Of my brothers, strangers and friends
She's been kissed, she's been loved
She's been touched by them all
But not by their lips or their hands
While they burn with envy..I almost feel sorry
For my brothers, strangers and friends
But my baby's in love with living for me
And she lets them know where they stand
I know she'd be angry if she knew the feelings
Of my brothers, strangers and friends
I know she's be angry if she knew the feelings
Of my brothers, strangers and friends

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"Where Love Goes When It Dies"


She only wanted the love that she never had
Just a few of the good times to go with the bad
While her hungry eyes begged..
I just didn't see
I was killing the feeling that she had for me
When she reached out for me..
I never was there
And I guess she grew tired of thinking I didn't care
Now she goes through the motions 
But she ain't really alive
And I wonder, oh how I wonder
Where love goes when it dies
Now it's gone ,,that feeling's gone, and she can't get it back
She can't love me no matter how hard she tries
With each passing day her love faded away
And I wonder, oh how I wonder 
Where love goes when it dies
Now she goes through the motions..but she ain't really alive
And I wonder, oh how I wonder..where love goes when it dies

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"Branded Man"

 


I'd like to hold my head up
And be proud of who I am
But they won't let my secret go untold
I paid the debt I owed 'em
But they're still not satisfied
Now I'm a branded man..out in the cold
When they let me out of prison
I held my head up high
Determined I would rise above the shame
But no matter where I'm living
A black mark follows me
I'm branded with a number on my name
I'd like to hold my head up
And be proud of who I am
But they won't let my secret go untold
I paid the debt I owed 'em
But they're still not satisfied
Now, I'm a branded man out in the cold
If I live to be a hundred
I guess I'll never clear my name
'Cause everybody knows I've been in jail
But no matter where I'm living
I've got to tell them where I've been

Or they'll send me back to prison if I fail
I'd like to hold my head up
And be proud of who I am
But they won't let my secret go untold
I paid the debt I owed 'em
But they're still not satisfied
Now, I'm a branded man out in the cold
Yes, I'm a branded man out in the cold

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