Lyrics by Hannah Frank

Snippets of lyrics:

ALAMO

He must have hid me long ago, when I was in disguise / He must have gotten on the stand when I was framed and claimed to be an alibi /  'cause I can't not want him tonight

BEATING OF A RESTLESS HEART

I moved to the city to escape the boredom of the country, sometimes I miss the night sky with a thousand stars

CUP OF WINE

A deity unknown to me a dragon in the mist, slightly softer than a shadow slightly deeper than a kiss

DISASTER

She would have made a very intelligent martyr, they would have built her a statue made of stone -- maybe that's why she's got that old time laughter coming out from the bones, of her warm, stone cold face

EAGLE

No oriole no ostrich no peacock no partridge / Lord make me an eagle, high above the trees, widely I will spread my wings and soar on endlessly / no branches, no cages, if I pause for a minute let it be to sit upon the rock of Ages

ELECTRICITY

I talked to a soldier on Sunday, he wasn't going off to church

 '68 FORD  

He's standing in the rain, shake-shake-shaking / shaking like the body of a '68 Ford with the engine turning over and over keep rattling the floor boards / Lordy lord I get so weak in the knees...

GEORGIA RAIN 

He stuck to me like a blood stain on a silk shirt, tough as killin' floor blues and smooth as Mississippi John Hurt 

HOLES IN THE BOARDS 

You can spend your money on cocaine and whores, or you can put your faith in the Lord

IS YOU MINE

All I've got is time, got is time, God is time

JONES

Ten years later I saw him in Savannah I said hello Jones he said hello Hannah / he had a tattoo of an eagle drawn on his chest he was looking like a pirate and tan from Key West / out of his mouth hung an old cigarette he didn't say a word but looked like he wanted to make a bet / I said, you know if we never would have seen each other again that probably would have been best

KNIFE, TWIST OF THE

I'm walking in my black coat, I'm walking in my black shoes / right through the heart of the night / I used to love you, love you madly but now, it's just a twist of the knife

MY LITTLE RAINCLOUD

I found out that divine intervention gave me a heart ache too strong to mention, now I'm as blue, blue as a girl can be

LIFE ON THE UPSIDE

Oh-Oh I know that there's girls down the stairs that keep staring at you while I pretend not to care...

 MELINDA

Drop into hell's fiery canyon, rise into Heaven's gates / Peter says "you're not from around here," as he lights a cigarette. "I don't want to start any trouble," I say as I start to smile. "You just want to live in a bubble," he says, and then adds, "for awhile." Don't drink your coffee plain, Melinda, add some half and half. You may be surprised to find what you're looking at. Peter smokes his pipe each lonely night without you...

NUTRITIONAL FACTS

Nutritional facts, tattoos on my back, I am a peach tree down in Georgia, I am like cigarettes Oh lord the surgeon general where's a black hood when he swings the axe

OLE MA KELLER

We cannot predict the weight of money on the hearts of man / in dark shadows lies the Devil he is sleeping, only to be woken by your gentle hands

PREFER THE BLUES

I don't know why my heart's grown cold, something that I couldn't prove / she's singing jazz songs in the morning sun, but I prefer to sing the blues, yes I yes I yes I do

RIDICULOUS

I'm delicious as much as I am disgusting

SILVER PIN

We change from going without, we change from going within / we're living all our lives on the head of a silver pin

TRACT HOUSING

It's free man who sings the blues, saw a dead horse being beaten on the 5 o' clock news

 

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