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Belly Says (2010)

1. Licking my Wounds

Belly says ‘hunger’, hunger for pride
But you know it’s never daytime and you know it’s always night

And you know young girl, I can’t be older all the time
Cause you have the wisdom and all your secrets deep inside

And if one day you might call and I won’t answer at all
I will be licking my wounds, climbing up the wall

And you know young girl, my legs don’t seem to walk
There’s a heaviness around me, every time I start to talk

And you never ask me nothing, you always walk my dog
You leave me stuck without a reason, stuck within the clock

And if one day you might call and I won’t answer at all
I will be licking my wounds, climbing up the wall

Belly says ‘Hunger’, Hunger for pride
But you know it’s never daytime and you know it’s always night

And if one day you might call and I won’t answer at all
I will be licking my wounds, climbing up the wall

2. Wishful Thinking

What comes slowly rolling round the corner
Barely dressed girl in a limousine
She’s your sun after rainy days
Coming down from the silver screen

And you wish she would stop for you
You wish she would fall for you
Wishful thinking on a rainy afternoon

And by the time that you just stopped wondering
You’ll see what you’ve never seen
A simple girl taken from the country
A sack of bones in a cold machine

But you still wish she’d belong to you
And you wish she would talk to you
Wishful thinking on a rainy afternoon

You’re hallucinating
too many days of rain
on a sunny station
she’s your walking train

You wish she’d belong to you
You wish she would comfort you
Wishful thinking on a rainy afternoon

3. Sweet Anger

Is it the whispering of age or am I just younger now
Dragons in my brain, so I tune my first guitar
A bottle full of promise , a glass and a vow
The sweetest kind of anger and a lady at the bar
I don’t know about the canyons, maybe sometimes the trees
But those mighty rivers from above, they bring me on my knees

Drunk as a fiddler, high as a shrink
If brains were a gas I’d have a tank full to think
A white flag to surrender and a big ship to sink
To the bottom of the ocean and there’s nothing left to drink
I broke my heart forever to wear it on my sleeve
To make all mountains rumble and all rivers run free

Hey babe, love is an ocean of tears, of colored emotions
You know..

I am the poet in the scene, but the cat is in control
And the woman from next door she hits her hammer on my wall
Her cold blooded eyes they make the highest mountain fall
Make a lonesome stranger stumble, make a tiny story tall
I don’t know about the canyons, maybe sometimes the trees
But those mighty rivers from above they’re cutting out my soul

Hey babe, love is an ocean of tears, of colored emotions
You know…

4. Sleepy Song

These wild eyes they look upon you
They search a memory, a certain flavor
They try so hard
Would you like to be so kind to sleep beside me
With your hands upon me
And just love me

And when the morning comes,
I’ll sing my sleepy song
For you to come, for you to come

All the litter starts to cry
I am falling from your deepest sky
I am falling all apart
Did I have to try so hard
To write it all down in bloody rhyme
It was written from the start

5. Suitcase

You spend money like a princess
With the income of a rat
After all we’ve been through
After all we said

And once you’re gone
You leave nothing but rain
Nothing but trouble
Nothing but pain

You know what the matter is with girls like you
You empty out my refrigerator and you’re never really true
And you know what the matter is with girls like you
You always pack your suitcase, leaving me the blues

Guess I must be stupid
Fat too dumb to understand
That  you just might come knocking
And you’d be fooling me again

You know what the matter is with girls like you
You empty out my refrigerator and you’re never really true
And you know what the matter is with girls like you
You always pack your suitcase, leaving me the blues

Once you’re gone, nothing but rain, once you’re gone

6. Waving Hand

How can I still believe I’m through
I’m on a journey to
A certain space in time and the truth is still missing
I’m running as in flames
And to hide I look away
Will you let me go or just stand in my way

Hey, hey
Hey, hey
But I am okay

And it’s good to feel this way
But one bad day, I’m gonna be astray
Where will my Mr. Mojo go
Guess I’ll never know
till I’ll find out that I’ve always been whispering
I’m gonna be a river man
I’m gonna be a Jesus friend
I’m gonna be his biggest fan
I’m gonna be a waving hand

Hey, hey
Hey, hey

7. We'll Take the Car

We’ll take you down to the back of the graveyard
Pick you up down in the hall
We’ll take the car, it’s too far for walking
We’re too tired for walking

Don’t be afraid, it won’t hurt you
Death is now friend of all
We will go far, too far for walking
We’ll take the car, we’ll take the car

Well did you lose your ribbons all
Along the long, long road
Where did your sweet old safety run
Now ask the gun, where did it run

Come cry now baby, baby cry
And beg the driver
To drive the car home safely now
Come cry now baby, baby cry

Don’t try to hide, it will find you
Don’t try to run, it could pull you down
Down in the ground, six feet under
We’ll take the car, we’ll take the car

8. Diamonds, Tears & Trains

The ink is printed deeper in the page these days
The lines are written on my skin some way
And our tears come streaming like a waterfall
But right now, my girl, I’m keeping my hands on the ball

The maid in the kitchen is on leave today
And the Lord took the first train to the Milky Way
And the bricks piled up high like a wonder wall
Right now, my girl, I’m sitting on top of the world

I’m swimming when I drown, sing it when I’m down
I’m rolling my way
And I owe you nothing, I just took all your money for
Diamonds tears and trains

You are a winner where I’m just a singer
that’s all
Tell me your story and I’ll paint your glory on the wall
That’s all

It all gets straight and bitter, gets bigger and vague
And the endless roaring thunder makes the bedroom shake
The message comes in easily like a telephone call
But right now, my girl, I’m hanging here, high on the wall

9. Second Skin

She called me up last night
Said I’ll pick you up outside
Take you for a ride
So I knew right away
This girl is gonna stay

So I stepped into her car
We were heading for the stars
She’d never taken me this far
So I knew right away
This girl is gonna stay

Now we’re heading north it’s getting colder
The trees get balder now we’re heading North
I need a second skin

She always sets me on fire
Chains my soul with barbed wire
She’s the one man choir

I gotta shape up this time
Raise my tongue for better lines
For she’s the one here who’s still alive
Guess I knew all the way
This girl is gonna stay

10. Happier Days

After so many years of rolling
This train simply rides me home
Up to the street that I was born in
I guess I never made it alone

My red eyes gaze at this small town
My nose at the windowpane
And now I wonder why I ever came back here
And I wonder how you made it to stay.

I was born here as a stranger
Pretending that I was at home
So I remember those happier days here
Long before I knew I was wrong

I remember how we managed to make it
Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring
How we believed that nothing could break it
Those were the day we’d believe anything

I remember your face in the morning
I remember your face at night
I remember your face in the evening
And I remember your eyes as they cried

Well that life to me it seemed easy
So right and never too long
So I remember those happier days here
Long before I knew I was wrong

Now another train is riding
It’s moving me the other way around
My wet eyes gaze at the horizon
And I didn’t turn my head around

I was born here as a stranger
Pretending that I was at home
So I remember those happier days here
Long before I knew I was wrong
Well that life to me it seemed easy
So right and never too long
So I remember those happier days here
Long before I knew I was wrong

11. Lonely Moon

I’m having my nightcap with you, oh lonely moon
And all the light you’ve ever shown will dawn on me soon
And I’m getting to know you, starting to feel you now
Upon the hill you always knew, upon the lake when all was new

I see it coming clear, coming near, coming dear lonely moon

You just stood there like a ghost with a mirror in your hand
That’s how you scared me the most, making me understand
That you could see right through me. My God, you always knew me
I was feeding the habit as you told me all you knew

I see it coming clear, coming near, coming dear lonely moon

Time blows through the leaves, my pages turn too fast
I’m talking to the trees, I’m living in the past

I see it coming clear, coming near, coming dear lonely moon