TRAVELER (2024)

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TRAVELER

On a five lane highway in the blinding rain
I’m on my way to Lake Pontchartrain
My body’s shaking, my mouth is dry
Palms are sweating like the pouring sky

I lost control, windshield went white
Gripped the wheel in fight or flight
I saw your face, then one white line
I Pulled to safety and I was fine

I’ve always been a traveler
I’m thankful I’m that way
When it feels like I’ll unravel
I remember what you say

I’m with you, I’m with you, I’m with you every day

There’s something out there always calling me
It’s not about freedom, I’m already free
But on the open highway in some far-off town
I can hear myself, hear my own sound

I’ve always been a traveler
I’m thankful I’m that way
When it feels like I’ll unravel
I remember what you say

The storm has passed
It feels wide open out here now
Moments don’t last
We get through them all somehow

BURN IT DOWN

When we’re together I lift you up
But you never wanna fill my cup
I see you pouring love all over town
It just makes me want to burn it down
Walk away while I burn it down

I feel so lonely right next to you
All worn thin like an old shoe
Ready now for my heels and crown
Light a match and just burn it down
Have a smoke while I burn it down

Burn it down, burn it down, all the way to the ground
Walk away from the ashes on my own
Burn it down, burn it down, in my own wedding gown
Open eyes, still alive, blood and bone
I’ll burn it all down

I wanna feel alive again
A lover’s warm touch on my skin
Our evergreen turned to brown
It just makes me wanna burn it down
Like a wildfire, burn it down

Burn it down, burn it down, all the way to the ground
Walk away from the ashes on my own
Burn it down, burn it down, in my own wedding gown
Open eyes, still alive, blood and bone

I’m done with all the blame
I’ll fall down on my knife
I’d rather feel the flame
At this point in my life

NASHVILLE YOU FOOLED ME

If I hear one more song about God and country
I may not be long for this world
I woke up near Margaritaville
Me and Saint Dolly my girl

With dreams of the Bluebird, a notebook and pen
I set off for Tennessee
In search of that songwriters paradise
Just like the ones on TV

Nashville you fooled me, you promised me heart
I had pedal steel dreams and you tore them apart
I looked out my window and what do I see
A shooting star falling fast and free

I’m drinking tap water, that’s all I have
In my corporate air bnb
Tornados of tourists and bachelorettes
And cowboys are out to party

Nashville you fooled me, you promised me heart
I had pedal steel dreams and you tore them apart
I looked out my window and what do I see
A shooting star falling fast and free

I’m always looking for a place
The magic of a time and space
So many times I set off blind
It’s always the journey that I find

Seems every place with a legacy
Is swallowed up by enterprise
And time will erase everyone of us and
Out of the stardust we’ll rise

Nashville I left you with songs in my heart
Nashville I left you in love with the art
I looked out my window and what do I see?

TELL ME AND I’LL LISTEN

Mama are you mad? 
It’s ok if you are, I am too, I am too
Don’t shrink Mama, are you sad? Say whatever’s on your mind.
I’ll listen to you

Tell me and I’ll listen, tell me what I’m missing
What is it that’s weighing you down?
Tell me and I’ll listen, tell me what I’m missing
We can walk all night all over town

Tell me what you never say
Tell me how you weren’t ok
Anything that feels that way, I want to know

I know you tried so hard to always be so good for everyone
Let’s take a chance
You’ve been strong like an anchor, holding on like a statue, I want you
To break free and dance

Tell me and I’ll listen, tell me what I’m missing
What is it that’s weighing you down?
Tell me and I’ll listen, tell me what I’m missing
We can walk all night all over town

You can curse your Dad for drinking and living like a lock box
You can curse your Mom for leaving you to raise the kids
You can curse all your bosses with their endless demands
The leaving, the losses, the wandering hands
You can curse all your brothers for dying on you