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"Uncovered" (2015)

Tougher Than The Rest lyrics - Shawn Colvin

(originally by Bruce Springsteen)

It's Saturday night
You're all dressed up in blue
I been watching you awhile
Maybe you been watching me too
So somebody ran out
Left somebody's heart in a mess
If you're looking for love
Honey I'm tougher than the rest

Some girls they want a handsome Dan
Or some good-lookin' Joe,
Some girls on their arm want a sweet-talkin' Romeo
Well 'round here baby
I learned you get what you can get
And if you're ready for love
Honey I'm tougher than the rest

The road is dark
And it's a thin thin line
But I want you to know I'll walk it for you any time
Maybe your other girlriends
Couldn't pass the test
Well if you're rough and ready for love
Honey I'm tougher than the rest

Well it ain't no secret
I've been around a time or two
And I don't know baby maybe you've been around too
There's one more dance
All you gotta do is say yes
Cause if you're looking for love
Honey I'm tougher than the rest
If you're rough and ready for love
Honey I'm tougher than the rest

American Tune lyrics - Shawn Colvin

(originally by Paul Simon)

Many is the time I've been mistaken
And many times confused
Yes and ever often felt forsaken
And certainly misused
But I'm all right, I'm all right
Just weary to my bones
Still, you don't expect to be bright and bon vivant
So far away from home, so far away from home

And I don't know a soul who's not been battered
I don't have a friend who feels at ease
I don't know a dream that's not been shattered
or driven to its knees
But it's all right, it's all right
For we've lived so well so long
Still, when I think of the road we're traveling on
I wonder what gone wrong
I can't help it, I wonder what's gone wrong

And I dreamed I was dying
And I dreamed that my soul rose unexpectedly
And looking back down at me
Smiled reassuringly
And I dreamed I was flying
And high up above my eyes could clearly see
The Statue of Liberty
Sailing away to sea
And I dreamed I was dying

We come on the ship they call the Mayflower
We come on the ship that sailed the moon
We come in the age's most uncertain hour
and sing an American tune
But it's all right, it's all right
You can't be forever blessed
And tomorrow's going to be another working day
And I'm trying to get some rest
That's all I'm trying to get some rest

Baker Street lyrics - Shawn Colvin (feat. David Crosby)

(originally by Gerry Rafferty)

Winding your way down on Baker Street
Light in your head and dead on your feet
Well, another crazy day
You'll drink the night away
And you talk about everything
This city desert makes you feel so cold
It's got so many people, but it's got no soul
And it's taken you so long
To find out you were wrong
When you thought it held everything

You used to think that it was so easy
Always say that it was so easy
But you're trying, you're trying now
Another year and then you'll be happy
Just one more year and then you'll be happy
But you're crying, you're crying now

Way down the street there's a light in his place
And he opens the door, he's got that look on his face
And he asks you where you've been
You tell him who you've seen
And you talk about anything
He's got this dream about buying some land
He's gonna give up the booze and the one-night stands
And then he'll settle down
In some quiet little town
And forget about everything

But you know he'll always keep moving
You know he's never gonna stop moving
'Cause he's rolling, he's the rolling stone
And when you wake up, it's a new morning
The sun is shining, it's a new morning
And you're going, you're going home

Hold On lyrics - Shawn Colvin

(originally by Tom Waits)

They put a sign up in our town
"If you live it up, you won't live it down"
So she left Monte Rio, son
Just like a bullet leaves a gun

With her charcoal eyes and her Monroe hips
She went and took that California trip
Well, the moon was gold, her hair like wind
She said "Don't look back, you just come on, Jim"

Oh, you've got to hold on, hold on
Babe, you've got to hold on
Take my hand, standin' right here, you've got to hold on

Well, he gave her a dimestore watch
And a ring made from a spoon
Everybody's lookin' for someone to blame
But you share my bed, you share my name

Well, go ahead and call the cops
You don't meet nice girls in coffee shops
She said "Baby, I still love you
But sometimes there's nothin' left to do"

Oh, but you've got to hold on, hold on
Babe, you've got to hold on
Take my hand, standin' right here, you've got to hold on

And God bless your crooked little heart
St. Louis got the best of me
I miss your broken-china voice
How I wish you were still here with

But you build it up, you wreck it down
You burn your mansion to the ground
When there's nothing left to keep you here
When you're falling behind in this big blue world

Oh, you've got to hold on, hold on
Babe, you've got to hold on
Take my hand, standin' right here, you've got to hold on

Down by the Riverside Motel
It's ten below and falling
And by a 99-cent store
She closed her eyes and started swaying

And it's so hard to dance that way
When it's cold and there's no music
And when your old hometown's so far away
But inside your head there's a record playin'
A song called...

Hold on, hold on
Babe, you've got to hold on
Take my hand, standin' right here, you've got to hold on, hold on
Babe, you've got to hold on
Take my hand, standin' right here
You've got to hold on

I Used To Be A King lyrics - Shawn Colvin

(originally by Graham Nash)

I used to be a King
And everything around me turned to gold
I thought I had everything
Now I'm left without a hand to hold

But it's all right, I'm okay how are you?
For what it's worth I must say I loved you
And in my bed late at night I miss you

Someone is going to take my heart
No one is going to break my heart again

I used to be a King
And everything around me turned to rust
It's cause I built my life on sand
And I watched it crumble in the dust

Yeah but it's all right I'm okay and I want to know how you are?
For what it's worth I must say I loved you as you are
In my bed where are you?

Someone is going to take my heart
No one is going to break my heart again

Someone is going to take my heart
No one is going to break my heart again

And I used to be a King
But everything around me turned around
But I know all I have to do is sing
And I'll lift myself way off the ground

Yeah but it's all right, I'm okay how are you?
For what it's worth I must say I loved you
And in my bed late at night I miss you

Someone is going to take my heart
But no one is going to break my heart again
No, no, no, no

Private Universe lyrics - Shawn Colvin

(originally by Crowded House)

No time no place to talk about the weather
Labour of love is ours to endure
You said the chance wasn't getting any better
The promise of love is hard to ignore
The highest branch on the apple tree
It was my favourite place to be
I can hear them breaking free
But they could not see me

And I will run for shelter
Endless summer lift the curse
It feels like nothing matters
In our private universe

I have all I want is that simple enough
Whole lot more I'm thinking of
Every night about six o'clock
The birds come down from the palm to talk
They talk to me, the birds talk to me
If I go down on my knees

And I will run for shelter
Endless summer lift the curse
It feels like nothing matters
In our private universe
It feels like nothing matters
In our private universe

And it's a pleasure that I have known
And it's a treasure that I have gained

It's a tight squeeze but I won't let go
Time is on the table and the dinner's cold

And I will run for shelter
Endless summer lift the curse
It feels like nothing matters
In our private universe

And I will run for shelter
Endless summer lift the curse
It feels like nothing matters
In our private universe

Heaven Is Ten Zillion Light Years Away lyrics - Shawn Colvin

(originally by Stevie Wonder)

They say that Heaven is
10 zillion light years away
And just the pure of heart
Will walk her righteous streets someday

They say that Heaven is
10 zillion light years away
But if there is a God
We need Him now

"Where is your God?"
Well that's what my friends ask me
And I say, "It's taken Him so long
'Cause we've got so far to come"

Why can't they say that hate is
10 zillion light years away
Why can't the light of good
Shine God's love in every way

Why must is color black
Make him a lesser man
I thought this world
Will made for every man

He loves us all
That's what my God tells me
And I say, "It's taken Him so long
'Cause we've got so far to come"

And I can't say that Heaven is
10 zillion light years away
But if so let all be pure of heart
Just to walk her righteous streets I pray

Let God's love shine within
To save our evil souls
To those who don't believe
Will never see the light

"Where is my God"
He lives inside of me
And I say, "It's taken Him so long
'Cause we've got so far to come"
I say, "It's taken Him so long
'Cause we've got so far to come"

Gimme A Little Sign lyrics - Shawn Colvin (feat. Marc Cohn)

(originally by Brenton Wood)

If you do want me, show me that you want
If you don't need me, don't lead me on
But if you want me, show me that you love me
And when I'm feeling blue without you
There's just one thing that you should do

Just gimme some kind of sign
Oh baby
To show me that you're mine
All right
Just gimme some kind of sign
Oh darling
To show me that you're mine
Oh yeah

If you do want me, show me little sweet talk
If you don't need me, don't plead me on
But if you love me, show me that you want me
And when I'm feeling down, wearing a frown
I'll be there when you look around

Just gimme some kind of sign
Oh baby
To show me that you're mine
All right
Just gimme some kind of sign
Oh darling
To show me that you're mine
Oh yeah

Just gimme some kind of sign
Oh baby
To show me that you're mine
All right
Just gimme some kind of sign
Oh darling
To show me that you're mine
All right

Gimme some kind of sign
Gimme some kind of sign
Gimme some kind of sign
Gimme some kind of sign

Acadian Driftwood lyrics - Shawn Colvin

(originally by The Band)

The war was over and the spirit was broken
The hills were smokin' as the men withdrew
And we stood on the cliffs and watched the ships
Slowly sinking to their rendezvous
They signed a treaty and our homes were taken
Loved ones forsaken they didn't give a damn
You try to raise a family end up the enemy
Over what went down on the plains of Abraham

Acadian driftwood, gypsy tail wind
They call my home the land of snow
Canadian cold front movin' in
What a way to ride, oh, what a way to go

Then some returned to the motherland
The high command had them cast away
And some stayed on to finish what they started
They never parted, they're just built that way
We had kin livin' south of the border
They're a little older and they've been around
They wrote a letter life is a whole lot better
So pull up your stakes, children and come on down

Acadian driftwood, gypsy tail wind
They call my home the land of snow
Canadian cold front movin' in
What a way to ride, oh, what a way to go

Fifteen under zero and the day became a threat
My clothes were wet and I was drenched to the bone
I've been out ice fishing, too much repetition
Make a man wanna leave the only home he's known
Sailed out of the gulf headin' for Saint Pierre
Nothin' to declare all we had was gone
Broke down along the coast, but what hurt the most
Cause when the people there said "You better keep movin' on"

Acadian driftwood, gypsy tail wind
They call my home the land of snow
Canadian cold front movin' in
What a way to ride, oh, what a way to go

Everlasting summer filled with ill-content
This government had us walkin' in chains
This isn't my turf, this ain't my season
Can't think of one good reason to remain
Anв цe worked in the sugar fields up from New Orleans
It was ever green up until the floods
You could call it an omen points ya where you're goin'
But I set my compass north, I got winter in my blood

Acadian driftwood, gypsy tail wind
They call my home the land of snow
Canadian cold front movin' in
What a way to ride
What a way to ride, oh, what a way to go

Lodi lyrics - Shawn Colvin

(originally by Creedence Clearwater Revival)

Just about a year ago, I set out on the road,
Seekin' my fame and fortune, lookin' for a pot of gold.
Things got bad, and things got worse, I guess you will know the tune.
Oh Lord, I'm stuck in Lodi again.
Rode in on the Greyhound, I'll be walkin' out if I go.
I was just passin' through, must be seven months or more.
Ran out of time and money, looks like they took my friends.
Oh Lord, I'm stuck in Lodi again.

The man from the magazine said I was on my way.
But somewhere I lost connections, ran out of songs to play.
I came into town, a one night stand, looks like my plans fell through
Oh Lord, I'm stuck in Lodi again.

If I only had a dollar, for every song I've sung.
And every time I've had to play while people sat there drunk.
You know, I'd catch the next train right back to where I'm from.
Oh Lord, I'm stuck in Lodi again.
Oh Lord, I'm stuck in Lodi again.

Not A Drop Of Rain lyrics - Shawn Colvin

(originally by Robert Earl Keen)

Streets are almost empty, the shops are all closed down
There's not a soul left in the bar to tell my troubles to
Think I'll walk down to the river that had just south of town
I hate like hell when there ain't nothin' left to do
But stand beneath the river bridge and listen for the train
It's been a long, hot summer, not a drop of rain

I broke down in December, headed for the coast
I thought the wind and water would elevate my mind
I surfaced in the springtime feelin' like a ghost
Missin' more than ever the things I left behind
Now I'm standin' on this riverbank and still cannot explain
It's been a long, hot summer, not a drop of rain

My bag is full of letters, unopened and unread
I'm sure they'd tell the story of worry and of form
My heart is beating heavy with all we left unsaid
I swear to you, I never meant you any harm
But sacrifice and compromise could never stand the strain
It's been a long, hot summer, not a drop of rain

Tonight I'll close my eyes again, try to see your face
And listen for your voice to tell me it's all right to sleep
Convince myself I'll wake up in another time and place
Knowin' all the while that it's a promise I can't keep
A string of broken promises, another link of chain
It's been a long, hot summer, not a drop of rain

The children on the playground, the lovers in the shade
Remind me of a life and time that feels more like a dream
When the sound of love and laughter was the music that we played
As we lay beside the waters of a never-ending stream
Now the stream has gone to hiding, the dream lives on in vain
It's been a long, hot summer, not a drop of rain

The clouds are building slowly on the skyline to the east
The wind and dust are dancing like the devil 'cross the lake
I could try to find a bottle or try to find a priest
Salvation won't be traveling either road I take
So I turn my collar to the wind that echoes this refrain
It's been a long, hot summer, not a drop of rain

Til I Get It Right lyrics - Shawn Colvin

(originally by Tammy Wynette)

I'll just keep on falling in love till I get it right
Right now I'm like a wounded bird hungry for the sky
But if I try my wings and try long enough I'm bound to learn to fly
So I'll just keep on falling in love till I get it right

My door to love has opened up more times than in
I'm either fool or wise enough to open it again
Cause I'll never know what's beyond that mountain till I reach the other side
So I'll just keep on falling in love till I get it right

If practice makes perfect then I'm near bout as perfect as I'll ever be in my life
So I'll just keep on falling in love till I get it right

If practice makes perfect then I'm near bout as perfect as I'll ever be in my life
So I'll just keep on falling in love till I get it right

"All Fall Down" (2012)

All Fall Down lyrics - Shwan Colvin

Here I come
Cuz I don’t know better
I’m a thief and a sinner
I’m a fool and a debtor

You got your pushin’ numbers
You got your pushin’ a broom
And what’s lucky to some
Is breakin’ even to you

[CHORUS]
We all fall down
We all fall down
We all fall down…

Well I don’t understand why
And I might never know
But I believe in love
I like to swallow it whole

How come the best of ’em wind up
Sweepin’ dirt off the street
And the worst of ’em end up
Right back up on their feet

Got a heart full of blood
I got muscle and feeling
But I’m flat on my back
I’m starin’ up at the ceiling

[CHORUS]

If I’ve seen it once
I’ve seen it time and again
You don’t know where you’re goin’
Don’t know where you are
You don’t know where you been

[CHORUS]