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The Barr Brothers

2011, Secret City Records

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  1. Beggar In The Morninglyricsplaypause

    Steady woman, won’t you come on down

    I need you right here on the ground

    I’ve walked the outskirts of this town

    Been terrorized by what I found

    I saw a standing virgin bride

    Where holy Dionysus died

    She tore the heart out from his side

    And laid it there, and there she cried

    She said “Hello, I’m a monster, too,

    And what poisons me is what poisons you

    Into these animals we grew

    But when we were young our eyes were blue”

    I take my medicine on my knee

    twice a day but lately three

    It keeps the Devil from my door

    And it makes me rich, and it makes me poor

    I’m a beggar in the morning

    I’m a king at night

    My belt is loose and my trigger is tight

    May come without warning

    At the speed of light

    Make it shine so pretty, make it shine so bright

    I have come a long long way

    To stand before you here today

    They’re yours alone the songs I play

    To take with you or to throw away

    Oh I want an angel to wipe my tears,

    Know my dreams, my hopes, desires and fears

    We may capsize but we won’t drown

    Hold each other as the sun goes down

    I’m a beggar in the morning

    I’m a king at night

    My belt is loose and my trigger is tight

    May come without warning

    At the speed of light

    Make it shine so pretty, make it shine so bright

  2. Ooh, Bellelyricsplaypause

    By the glaze in your eye

    By your shape, by your size

    By the pen in your heart

    By the art in your room

    By your bicycle

     

    By the hole in your shoe

    By New York, by the blue

    By the song in your throat

    By the sting in your nose

    By your watermark

     

    Ooh, Belle

    Its not like I couldn’t tell

    The shape of your sadness can’t hide

    behind your little shell

    You can pull on the chain

    You can knock on the door

    You can sing in the rain

    You can roll on the floor

    You can separate

     

    You can run in the halls

    You can paint on the walls

    You can bow to the sun

    You can spit in the eye

    Of everyone

     

    Ooh, Belle

    Sometimes I’m overwhelmed

    The nearer we came to salvation

    The further we fell

     

    Sunset only brings the colors out

    But they were always there

     

    Masters make their systems so

    They fail in the hands of other men

     

    By the sand in your eye

    By the shine on your lip

    By the crack in your voice

    Its a feel, not a choice

    That I come to you

     

    Its the chain of events

    Its the came and the wents

    Its the least that I have

    Its the most I can give

     

    Ooh, Belle

    I hope that you’re doing well

    The trick of the Devil is

    To make you think you’re living in Hell

     

    Ooh, Belle

    Sometimes I’m overwhelmed

    The trick of the Devil is

    To make you think you’re living in Hell

  3. Old Mythologieslyricsplaypause

    Its probably now that I need you the most

    When I’m one half child and the other a ghost

    And one of them wants to pull you close

    And the other to let you go

    But time is criminal, Love hard-won

    And Love defies everyone

    Inside my skin a skeleton

    Is warming up his act

     

    Well my body’s a dog and my friend doesn’t bite

    Though he looks severe and erudite

    At 100 degrees Fahrenheit

    He’s as cool as an eremite

    If one of these is the poison cup

    Then my acceptance seems abrupt

    But if you’re gonna line them up,

    I have to knock ‘em down

     

    There’s nothing so wrong that what’s right can’t fix

    Despite how blood and water mix

    When a pony runs out of tricks then

    His work has just begun

    No law or duty made me fight

    Just a lonely impulse of delight

    And balancing it brought to mind

    All the years to come, the years behind

    Will I grow weary of the sun

    Remembering what I have done

    With Old Mythologies

     

    You gotta choose

    You wanted the song to rescue us

    Aimee, what did you leave for us

    So we could get home

     

    Solomon sang to Sheba’s grace

    And he kissed her soft and sulken face

    If one of has to leave this place

    Would the other come along

    We’ve been on the round and round

    Shared our kissed by the pound

    And chased our shadows on the ground

    Spilled our cups in Chinatown

    Put up the moon, took down the sun

    Played our songs for everyone

    Remembering what we have done

    With Old Mythologies

     

    You gotta choose

    You wanted the song to rescue us

    Aimee, what did you leave for us

    So we could get home

  4. Give The Devil Back His Heartlyricsplaypause

    Son

    Take nothing to the East

    Give the Devil back his heart

    Mother, pray for us

    We are not sleeping while the others are sleeping

     

    Every bone I beg

    Every puppet show

    Every by-gone

    That says “Baby, don’t be that way”

    Every dog on the prowl

    Every Julius

    Every moth barreling towards a flame

     

    Psalm 121

    Is that my sun coming over the hillside

    Father, pray for us

    We are not sleeping while the others are sleeping

     

    Every bone I beg

    Every puppet show

    Every by-gone

    That says “Baby, don’t be that way”

    Every dog on the prowl

    Every Tiberius

    Every moth barreling towards a flame

     

    Son

    Take nothing to the East

    That’s the day I made my vow

    Mother, pray for us

    We will be sleeping when the Devil is sleeping

     

    Give the Devil back his heart(6x)

  5. Cloud (For Lhasa)playpause
  6. The Devil’s Harplyricsplaypause

    I tuned the Devil’s harp, it was the last thing that I heard

    Before I walked the stretch of road between my Goya and absurd

    I meant to find my Lover there, but I found a little bird

    She sang me how the world was made, I hung on every word

     

    She told me why the rabbit cries and why some stars were red

    Told me where the doe pa goes to lay his weary head

    And that the World was incomplete and the king would soon be dead

    She offered me her wing that night, I took the road instead

     

    Maybe I’m mad

    Maybe I’ve fallen from the poplar tree

    Carry me back, Baby

     

    With borrowed pride I could not hid I grew a sailor’s beard

    And as I walked, my innocence, my leaves they disappeared

    Rented a room upon the hill where a marble cat appeared

    He showed me where the fire was and I had nothing to fear

     

    For all God’s good and Brotherhood, we drank til I was crowned

    Then a Lady from the Everglades pulled my ass up off the ground

    She kissed me four times on the cheek and once upon the brow

    For a moment I believed that I had come for what I’d found

     

    Now I sit alone with all the cracks in my guitar

    For all the miles I’ve put behind I haven’t come that far

    But we are all compelled to look for the wind inside a jar

  7. Lord, I Just Can’t Keep From Cryingplaypause
  8. Deacon’s Sonlyricsplaypause

    I’m a deacon’s son

    Lazy as the day is long

    Could be anyone,

    But I’m a deacon’s son

     

    Have a one eyed dog

    Scaring up the hens and hogs

    Scaring up the hens and hogs

    Have a one-eyed dog

     

    Found a little friend

    Buried in the rocks and sands

    Buried in the rocks and sand

    Found a little friend

     

    I’m a deacon’s son

    Lazy as the day is long

    Lazy as the day is long

    I’m a deacons son

     

    Gonna see if you wanna

    Go look at the fauna

    Walking in the moonlight

     

    Something’s has really chilled ya

    I just wanna thrill ya

    And nothing more

     

    Have a one eyed dog

    Scaring up the hens and hogs

    Scaring up the hens and hogs

    Have a one-eyed dog

     

    I’m a deacon’s son

    Lazy as the day is long

    As the day is long

    I’m a deacon’s son

     

    Gonna see if you wanna

    Go look at the fauna

    Walking in the moonlight

     

    Something’s has really chilled ya

    I just wanna thrill ya

    And nothing more

     

    Funny we really thought is

    To be so hypnotic

    With the lights on the water

  9. Held My Headlyricsplaypause

    Held my head

    Like an orchid

    Stayed in bed

     

    The world outside

    Is an envelope

    Of cars and snow

     

    The less I try

    To be no one

    The more I smoke

     

    I highly doubt

    Anyone knows that

    I’m in here

     

    And I peel the skin from off the glass

    The blood stains wash away

    I still can’t remember you, but I do know

    That it’s raining and the blacktop is bleeding

    Won’t someone please turn on the lights

     

    And I’ll sing to these birds if I could wear

    Another letter then you would all be dead

    These clouds are gray I fell asleep

    With anesthesia supplements

     

    Send me off

    With decoration

    The soft emboss

     

    You’re like a book

    I can’t seem to get through

    So I put it down

     

    And I know this song

    Will be abandoned

    Before it’s through

     

    And I peel the skin from off the glass

    The blood stains wash away

    I still can’t remember you, but I do know

    That it’s raining and the blacktop is bleeding

    Won’t someone please turn on the lights

     

    And I’ll sing to these birds if I could wear

    Another letter then you would all be dead

    These clouds are gray I fell asleep

    With anesthesia supplements

     

    And this was just the first time

  10. Let There Be Horseslyricsplaypause

    Mary

    You would not be the woman that you are

    if someone could mend your troubled heart

    That would be easier

    but that would be wrong

     

    Water

    Sometimes I think my cup might overfill

    As if God and the Devil struck a deal

    saying “You can have this one

    after I’m done”

     

    Oh, let me hear music

    like you hear music

    like you were just born

    Oh, let there be horses

    Let there be danger

    Let there be one song

    a song for the little man

    a song for his wife and

    his two charmed children

    and his noble life

     

    People

    want love but have little for themselves

    or pray for a stranger to lift their veil

    That would be everyone

    That would be us

     

    Children

    Light would never keep us from itself

    It bends to our window,

    we weep and yell

    But you are a daughter

    You are a son

     

    Oh, let me have patience

    like you have patience

    like you were old

    Oh, let there be horses

    For there will be danger

    Let there be one song

    a song for the little man

    a song for his wife and

    his two charmed children

    and his noble life

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