North Mountain Rambling Album Lyrics

Shotgun Rider
by David Kraai

They say that a little bit never hurt nobody
So how Ďbout getting some love from you
You been caught dreamin', well I did too
Except I was thinkin' about me and you

So letís roll them dice, sister
And just let it ride
There ainít nothing like losin'
Your precious time
Sometimes you drive
And sometimes you fly
Be my shotgun rider
If you get too high

There ainít nothin' at stake here, it happens every day
You canít always win, no matter what they say
Sometimes it ainít as good ďdoingĒ as it is ďbeing doneĒ
Anything that he wonít, you know I will and some

So letís roll them dice, sister
And just let it ride
There ainít nothing like losin'
Your precious time
Sometimes you drive
And sometimes you fly
Be my shotgun rider
If you get too high

Sometimes you drive
And sometimes you fly
Be my shotgun rider
If you get too high

Be my shotgun rider
If you get too high


Sing Me An Old Song
by David Kraai

Sun dancing down the road
The miles behind will show your heavy load
Sometimes what's real ain't what's been said
And all you know is there's another day ahead

So, sing me an old song with a new melody
Sing me one by Mr. Woody Guthrie
Sing me an old song that my Mama knew
And I'll sing with you

Over the river and under the line
Everything becomes legal in due time
When something's too pretty to ever own a part
You've got to take a picture of it with your heart

So, sing me an old song with a new melody
Sing me one by Mr. Woody Guthrie
Sing me an old song that my Mama knew
And I'll sing with you

And as the moment passes, you can't keep from trying to hold on
And as it all surrounds you, you can hear it singing that old song
On and on

Sing me an old song with a new melody
Sing me one by Mr. Woody Guthrie
Sing me an old song that my Mama knew
And I'll sing with you
I'll sing with you
I'll sing with you
I'll sing with you


My Axle Is Broken
by David Kraai

After a night of fighting with my woman
I woke up to have my car break down
In a strip-mall parking lot
Listening to everybody's brother in town

I just paid two hundred bucks to get towed four blocks
When all I's trying to do was sing a song
Maybe somehow something right now
Could help me to keep on keepin' on

My axle is broken
My feet are on the ground
And what I could use now is a beer
But, one day, if I get my wings then I'll fly
And righteously get out of here

It seems you can't ever find a way
To open up and just shout
Because no matter what a working man do
He never seems to work his way out

I been traveling all over God's creation
Up to the mountain and back
Trying to be some kind of honky tonk hero
And get that feeling back

My axle is broken
My feet are on the ground
And what I could use now is a beer
But, one day, if I get my wings then I'll fly
And righteously get out of here

My axle is broken
My feet are on the ground
And what I could use now is a beer
But, one day, if I get my wings then I'll fly
And righteously get out of here
Yes, one day, if I get my wings then I'll fly
And righteously get out of here


On Every Lane
by David Kraai

You've got a pack of cigarettes burning holes in your jeans
With all your friends you're acting like some teenage Homecoming Queen
The last time that I saw you, you just couldn't be true
I bet the next time that I see you you'll be singing them Lovesick Blues

On every lane
On every lane
Places downtown where dreams aren't made
The grass may look greener but the shade's the same
There ain't no love on every lane

Some lowlife no good rounder takes the money from your purse
And you sure like to tell how much that "good guy" hurts
The sight of your beauty, it's something to behold
Still it seems you ain't quite realized that we've all gotta get old

On every lane
On every lane
Places downtown where dreams aren't made
The grass may look greener but the shade's the same
There ain't no love on every lane

It's not about the music, it's about the drugs
It's not about the smarts, it's about the love
It's your party, go put on a show
Take another shot and let the whole world know that...

On every lane
On every lane
Places downtown where dreams aren't made
The grass may look greener but the shade's the same
There ain't no love on every lane
No, there ain't no love on every lane


Beautiful Canyon Of Sad Dreams
by David Kraai

In the beautiful canyon there are sad dreams coming true in every way
Selling your soul and just getting by have become one and the same these days
She was a princess, but that was before, and by now he'd have thought he'd of been on top
People always look, they never listen and you know they hardly ever stop

Out in the desert long ago a web was spun that ended with the stars
She looked ten years younger when she smiled, but right now was working hard at tending bar

Driving down Main Street
Four to the floor
Riding down Main Street
Looking for more

Nothing last forever it seems, not even our dreams

Now, there's not much left but Thunderbird liquor and going back to the Arrow Motel
It ain't exactly nowhere, but at least it's a million miles away from here

Driving down Main Street
Four to the floor
Riding down Main Street
Looking for more
Looking for more
Looking for more
Looking for more...



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