Lyrics

Vaughn - Fearless

FEARLESS
4/8/01

You say that you're giving
But you only give what you don't need
And I call myself truthful
But I'm lying through my teeth
We have felt desire's killing burn
Heeded anger's every word
And lost ourselves well on the way
Can I pierce this veil of secrecy
That everyone sees through but me
And roll my own stone away?

Can I be fearless?
Can I be fearless?
I will survive
I will be fearless
And I'll be alive

We think that we're special
But we're just like everyone else
And can we look in a mirror
And learn to like ourselves?
Can we look out through a stranger's eyes
And leave our judgments all behind
And build with our hearts in our hands?
Can we take a mountain of despair
And hew a stone of hope to bear
A power no hate can withstand?

Can we be fearless?
Can we be fearless?
We will be free at last
We will be fearless
And we'll be alive



HAUNTED
5/5/00-2/4/01

 
Do you believe in destiny?
That the threads of ourselves
Were woven so very long ago
Or is each moment's reckoning
A new course we've laid in
With every tidal ebb and flow
Are we just lost at sea?
Praying that another ship will see

She's haunted at night
Alone in her room
By the ghost of a chance
That was lost all to soon
And he's haunted all right
She's there in his mind
Right in front of his eyes
He's haunted

She's been sailing aimlessly
From time to time and place to place
From love to love with nothing feeling right
And he's been fighting everything
Against that moment he saw her
The picture he's kept deep inside
Will he tell his haunts to run
Or tell himself this couldn't be the one?

He's haunted at night
Alone in his room
By the ghost of a chance
That was lost all to soon
She's haunted all right
He's there in her mind
Right in front of her eyes
She's haunted

She's been told a lie
That for everyone there's someone
The perfect someone waiting to be found
God only knows when he will come around

SOLO

She walks down London city streets
A pretty slip of a thing
With a haunted look in her eyes
And I wonder if they'll ever meet
Or if those lonely ships
Will just pass on by

She's haunted at night
Alone in her room
By the ghost of a chance
That was lost all to soon
He's haunted all right
She's there in his mind
Right in front of his eyes
He's haunted



FLY AWAY
4/15/01


There's a wilted rose in a jar on the table
There's a dried up heart in her chest
There's a time for going against all odds
And a time for doing what's best
Through all the thankless jobs
And the nights by the t.v.
The late notices piling high
I think it still would have been all right
If we hadn't lost the fight inside

So blow you winds of change
And send us spinning on your way
'Cause there's nothing left 'round here
To make us stay
Time to fly away

Did you ever think there could be this much dust?
Or that so many pretty things could fade?
Yeah, we gave it our best here, baby
But this town gave it back in spades
Another set of real lives
Broken down to boxes
Memories that get packed away
Another story that ends in a U-Haul trailer
Slowly pulling away

So blow you winds of change
And send us spinning on your way
'Cause there's nothing left 'round here
To make us stay

We will be taking all our chances with us
Upon this last crusade
And leave this place to sink down in the clay
Time to fly away

Take one last look and fly away
Fly away
Well we gave it our best
We gave it our best
But it’s time to fly away



A MILLION MILES OF ROAD

I was born a painters son
Had a hard working mother who got the job done
Been to Europe and back on ten dollars a day
And I pissed on every statue on the Champs-Elysees

Well, I’ve lived on couches
I’ve slept on floors
I’ve worked on bloody great houses
I could never afford
Worked on farms and skyscrapers
Factories and fields
I’ve been haunted by music
That simply would not yield
I can still feel

That I wouldn’t want to take it back, no, no
What I started so long ago
I never thought that this was where I’d go
Down a million miles of road

Now I’ve had some success
I’ve had a little fame
More often than not I’ve had a dollar to my name
Got a wife, a son, an S.U.V. and bills to pay
And I never saw them coming
But they showed up anyway
Here I am today saying

That I wouldn’t want to take it back, no, no
What I started so long ago
I never thought that this was where I’d go
Down a million miles of road

I’ve got one grain of truth
And this is how it stands
You want to hear god laugh?
Tell him your plans
Some days you run, some you just sit on your hands
But all you can do is as the situation demands

But I’ve still got my drummer
Still got my health
Still got plenty of miles in the tank left
But of all these things I’d have to say
The best of them all are the friends I’ve made
Along the way

And I wouldn’t want to take it back, no, no
What I started so long ago
I never thought that this was where I’d go
Down a million miles and I
I’ve still got so far to go
From Timbuktu to Tokyo
I, I’m so glad I got to go
Down a million miles of road
A million miles of road



WAS THERE A MOMENT
6/22/01
(written with Jon Liedersdorff)

We were walking
We were getting close too soon
Making promises under a liar's moon
And I was thinking
That you just might be the one
Was I dreaming?
Or did that kiss go on too long?

And the blind will lead the blind
Out on the tight rope every time

Was there a moment you cried?
Was there a lie you couldn't say?
Was there a moment you tried to turn and walk away?

It's just like me
Always rushing into things
Flying blindly and crashing down on weighted wings
I saw you walking
And I guess it was too soon
Wasn't me this time under that liar's moon

And the blind will lead the blind
Out on that tight rope every time

Was there a moment you cried?
Was there a lie you couldn't say?
Was there a moment you tried to turn and walk away?

Was there a moment you cried?
Was there a time you thought of me?
Do I even want to try
Or is she something I can't be?

I keep crashing down, I'm crashing down,
I'm crashing down (2x)

Was there a moment you cried?
Was there a lie you couldn't say?
Was there a moment you tried to turn and walk away?
Was there a moment you cried?
Was there a time you thought of me?
Do I even want to try
Or is she something I could never be?
I could never be
I could never be
I keep crashing down; I’m crashing down,
I’m crashing down



WHEN YOU WALK AWAY
 
Here by your side the candle flickering
The t.v.'s still on but you're not listening
So I reach for your hand and the smile that brings
A whisper asking me to sing

Oh, when you walk away
Oh darling, when you walk away
Don't turn around to me
'Cause I don't want you to see me this way

Tremble at first my voice it comes so hard
I don't want you to see me come apart
And then it all opens up
When you show me your heart
Rising up to push away the dark

Oh, when you walk away
Oh darling, when you walk away
Don't turn around to me
'Cause I don't want you to see
Me this way

All the things I feel inside
All the anger that is mine
What a tearful lullaby
But you brush those tears aside
How can one that's laid so low
Lift me up so high?

Where do I go to try and put things right?
And if I tear out my heart would the stars ignite?
And to whom do I rage against the dying of the light?
On this long days journey into night

Oh, when you walk away
Oh darling, when you walk away
Don't turn around to me
'Cause I don't want you to see me
When you walk away
Oh darling, when you walk away
Don't turn around to me
'Cause I don't want you to see me
This way

Somewhere I'm told there is a world of grace
That will take those hard lines from your face
But until that day comes I'll be right here in my place
Just a man
Just a kiss
Just in case



DULCIMER STREET
6/28/95
 
There will be singing tonight
Down on Dulcimer Street
For the Blue Ridge boys have all come home
They'll be passing it around
Down on Dulcimer Street
And the southern belles will welcome back their own

Yes, they'll break out the band
On Dulcimer Street
We'll have ourselves a homecoming parade
All these hard fighting boys
Have blue grass under their feet
And it makes them want to dance the night away
So break out your old banjo
And the moonshiner's own
And polish up your church going regale

There will be singing tonight
Down on Dulcimer Street
For the Blue Ridge boys have all come home
They'll be passing it around
Down on Dulcimer Street
And the southern belles will welcome back their own

There'll be a telling of tales
On Dulcimer Street
Of Stuart's ride and proud Stonewall's brigade
And tears will be shed
For the ones that remained
United now beneath the cannonade

They wear their threadbare uniforms
And march in their bare feet
But hold their heads like royal palace guards
There will be singing tonight
Down on Dulcimer Street
For the Blue Ridge boys have all come home
They'll be passing it around
Down on Dulcimer Street
And the southern belles will welcome back their own

So raise up your glass
To Robert E. Lee
A better man there never will be found
For his broken heart
We pray it will heal
'Cause you can't keep a good southern man down

Yeah, there’ll be singing tonight
Down on Dulcimer Street
For the Blue Ridge boys have all come home
They'll be passing it around
Down on Dulcimer Street
And the southern belles will welcome back their own
There will be singing tonight
For the Blue Ridge boys have all come home
There will be singing tonight
And the southern belles will welcome back their own



JUST LIKE THAT
9/31/96-10/25/96

Got a friend in a motorhome
Sixty-five he calls the road his own
Follows the wind finding places to go fly a kite
He and the missus are their own boss
No destination so they can't get lost
Talking to strangers in truck stops
And learning what they can about life

I want to be just like that
A little crazy but my heart's intact
I want to feel the love every day of my life
I want to be just like that
Start it all over 'cause I want to go back
Come on, darling, let's go a little crazy tonight

Don Quixote, Mr. Fantasy
He sees the world a little differently
Dulcinea won't you come to your window tonight?
Sancho's with him but he hesitates
They also serve that stand and wait
Doesn't see dragons
But he squints his eyes real hard so he might

I want to be just like that
A little crazy but my heart's intact
I want to see it all for the very first time

I want to be just like that
Don't know where we might end up at
Come on, darling, let's go a little crazy tonight

I want to be the one that people wonder about saying,
"Whatever happened to him?
I heard the old boy just lost it one day,
Packed it up, sold the house,
And went adventuring"

My daddy ain’t no millionaire
Times got tough he always got us there
Took the hard road but he's done the thing he loves
All his life

I want to be just like that
A little crazy but my heart's intact
I want to feel the love every day of my life
Of my life
I want to be just like that
Don't know where we might end up at
Come on, darling, let's go a little crazy tonight



CARRY ME HOME

I sing the sun up every morning
It's my job, my pride, my duty, and my place
I've seen a hundred years of warnings
I've been a thousand times disgraced

I've watched the bulldozers coming
Tearing up the medicine
Like some savage child's toys
Closer and closer the power lines are humming
Drowning out my makers own voice

Singing, na, na, na, na, na
Na, na, na, na, na
Na, na, na, na, na, na

The source of life are the shallow waters
The spirits speak in the burning fires
And I will walk as I was told I should walk
In this world

A man he came to me from nowhere
He said that we were civilized
I could give this singing up
He must have been the craziest man in the world
Do you think if I did that the sun would come up?

Na, na, na, na, na,
Na, na, na, na, na
Na, na, na, na, na, na

I've heard the wind as it talked of thunder
I've seen the travellers passing over
I know that everything can find it's own way
In this world
Yes, it will

Shadows and light
All we are is shadows and light
When it's time for letting go
The wings of love will come to carry me home

Love, carry me home
Love, carry me home......(rpt)

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