For the Morning (2019) 

 
 

Your Whole Life
Have you lived your whole life
Regretting some decision
That you made at a time
A choice was needing to be made
Have you lived your whole life 

There are things you can’t hide
They’re always going to surface
By a look in your eyes
One that betrays all your resistance
Just a look in your eyes 

Watch what you leave behind
Look out for your wandering mind
Cut all of your darkest ties
You can learn to do right 

In the city tonight
There’s a window that’s reflecting
The same pattern of light
That’s in the stars that I am seeing
Though they were never as bright

 All the stairs that I climbed
I counted to her doorway
They came one at a time
As passed the hours that I was with her
And it was all through the night

Watch out what you leave behind
Look out for your wandering mind
Cut all of your darkest ties
You can learn to do right
You can learn to do right

 In the passing of time
The mistakes that you’ve been making
Like the light in your eyes
Don’t it all seem to be fading

In the passing of time
In the passing of time
In the passing of time

 

A Dream of Home
Oh the year blew past
And there was nothing you could hold
Except for all the things I told you
Were worth holding onto 

And all the fields were rolling by
And you could watch them from the side
You never lay there in the long nights of the summer

 Then I got home
By then the fall had come
Three seasons passed since I had seen her 

There’s a hotel room
And there’s a window to the roof
The glass is coated up in smoke and it won’t open

 And I knew you were asleep
And the wind blew through the screen
And the noise up from the street had finally faded

 When I got home
The days had all grown cold
And the trees pointed out into the winter 

There’s a dream of home
For those that work out on the road
And there’s a vision of the road for all the others 

I can tell you what I’ve seen
Because I’ve been at both extremes
There’ll be a time you will wish you could trade your life for another 

You’d better know where you’re going babe
Before you go

 

White Coat 
Oh where’d you get your white coat
And who gave you your necklace of blue sparkling jewels 

Well I won’t pretend that I know
But I cant begin to hide how am feeling about you 

Who’d you walk with in the mountains
Weaving down along the ridgeline I would be there by your side 

You’d wade out across the river
Oh to lay down in the sunlight as it filtered through the pines 

In your eyes
Sunlight

 You know that I was with another
Although my heart might have been broken what remains of it is true

 If I could stop the flowing water
I’d gather up all of the pieces and give everything to you

 In your eyes
The night sky
In your eyes
The sunrise

 

Breaking A Heart
I’m not about to tell you anything
Nothing at least that bears repeating
At the first sign the times were getting tough
I could see you were already retreating 

Time passed so slowly you could hardly tell
Looked like nobody was moving
You didn’t notice that the curtain fell
You didn’t watch what you were doing
You never thought you might be losing

At least you could have broken my heart
Wish you would have broken my heart

 I heard somebody say they’re through with love
Love casts a light that’s too deceiving
Oh any time you want to give it up
Just let me know when you think you might be leaving

 Baby there will always be another one
To come around when you’ve been bleeding
Time will come when you won’t easily find
What you think you might be needing
What you might be needing

 At least you could have broken my heart
Wish you would have broken my heart 

Oh the decent thing is breaking a heart
Decent thing is breaking a heart
 Breaking a heart
Breaking a heart

 I missed the autumn in my own hometown
When was the changing of the season
When something’s broken you just don’t lay it down
But then you shouldn’t have to give me a reason 

Something happens when you find it’s over
And you’re left digging through all of this debris
You get that feeling winter’s finally coming
You know that lonesome feeling
Man you know that lonesome feeling 

At least you could have broken my heart
Wish you would have broken my heart

 Oh the decent thing is breaking a heart
Decent thing is breaking a heart
Breaking a heart 

The Bottom Of The Sea
I should have known
All of my intentions were wrong
All of my commitments were based on
Mistakes that I could not recover from

 You’d never know
I was out of control
You’d never know
You’d never know 

What qualifies as self-destruction
Is not something that’s visible
Is not always a cut on the skin
Is not something predictable

 I’ve never known
How far I will go
I’ve never known
I’ve never known

 I can’t stop my ears from ringing
I can’t describe the sound I’m hearing
The old familiar song of a frequency that’s leaving me

 If you’ve found that your soul’s been sinking
Reaching out for anything worth keeping
From the bottom of a sea that you’ve been drinking 

Every night
Every night 

I might need a moment alone
I don’t know how to tell you though
I certainly don’t want to know
What would happen if I let you go

 Ah let it go
I won’t let it go


Firewood
Who will bring in the firewood
And who’s going to keep up the fire
Can we keep it together
I need someone to tell me it’ll be fine
It’ll be fine

We can hold out the winter
Maybe everything is leaving in time
A better day’s coming
You almost see it when you close your eyes
Close your eyes
Close your eyes

 Who’s gonna fall apart this time
Which one of us is taking a dive
If we both sink together
There’ll be no one above the waterline
The waterline
The waterline

 Don’t forget that spring will come back
Don’t forget the sun is gonna rise
When all the troubled times have passed
Please don’t forget that you will always be mine
You will always be mine
You’ll always be mine
You will always be mine
You’ll always be mine

 

Cheap Summer Dress
I sent her off to Memphis
And I bought her a cheap summer dress
They wrapped it in paper at the store
With a ribbon for the one that I won’t see anymore

 No one ever told me
That if you’ve found love you shouldn’t ever let it go
They said there’s always something up around the corner
And what you might be missing out on
You may never even know

 If this is love I’ve had enough
If this is the way you think it’s done please tell me now
If this is love it’s sure not much
If this feels right to you then I’m gonna lose

 I remember it so clearly
The night that you called with a confession on your mind
Such a lonesome feeling overtook me
The darkest clouds rolled in to cover up the failing light

 I packed your things in a suitcase
And the chapters that I closed that day I can’t even explain
Of all the burdens that I’ve laid across my shoulder
It’s still the weight of old regret that hangs the heaviest on my frame

 If this is love I’ve had enough
If this is the way you think it’s done please tell me now
If this is love it’s sure not much
If this feels right to you then I’m gonna lose
I’ll be the one to lose
I will be the one to lose

 I sent her off to Memphis
And I bought her a cheap summer dress
They wrapped it in paper at the store
With a ribbon for the one that I won’t see anymore

 

Evening Country
Drive out with the sun in your eyes
You wasted my time
It’s true
It’s true

 My god don’t you hold out your hand
I called off my plans
I counted on you
On you

 And if you’re ever left with any doubt
What you’ll live with and what you’ll do without
I’m only sorry that it took so long to figure out

 Got lost in the places I’ve been
I should go out with my friends
I’d go tonight but I know you’ll be there too
There too

 For me this bottle of wine is to slow down my mind
And forget the things I knew
I knew

 And if you’re ever left with any doubt
What you’ll live with and what you’ll do without
I’m only sorry that it took so long to figure out

  

For the Morning
Wait for the morning my lonely one
Wait for the morning light silver
Wait for the morning lonesome
Wait for the morning to come

 See what it brings you my troubled one
See what it silver light shines upon
See where the road leads before you run
Morning light shine the pathway before you

 Morning light heal my eyes
Morning light I’ve been blind
I’ve been running
I have been gone
Show me what’s wrong
Morning light

 Where are you headed to lonesome
Hiding out in the dark from something bad that you’ve done
But the past is a specter that you cannot outrun
It’ll track you ‘til the ends of the night

 There’s never been one that could hold onto you
And there was never a road you could keep the wheels to
And all of these things that you never saw through
Let them go they’re just a waste of your time

 Morning light heal my eyes
Morning light I’ve been blind
I’ve been running
I have been gone
Show me what’s wrong
Morning light

 Wait for the morning my lonely one
Wait for the morning light silver
Wait for the morning my lonesome
Wait for the morning to come