Lonesome Sky

by Sahara Jane

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released May 4, 2012

Sahara Jane - Lead Vocals, Guitar
Ariana Nasr - Violin, Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone, Vocals
Andy Flinn - Bass, Lead Guitar on Track 5, Vocals
Ken Shorley - Drum Kit, Percussion
Kamila Nasr - Vocals
Jamie Loughead - Vocals
Alan Slipp - Vocals

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Track Name: Moon of Gold
Can I have just a little piece of this perfect starry night
Can I have just a little slice of moon to keep me feeling bright
Cause some things you just can not hold but the stars of silver and the moon of gold will do fine
Some things you just can not own and I know that boy will never be mine..

Well, I can let the salty taste of waves linger on my tongue
And I can sift these tiny grains of sand between my fingers and my thumb
But some things you just can not hold so the stars of silver and the moon of gold will do fine
Some things you just can not own and I know that boy will never be mine..

You can mine your precious stones up from deep in the earth
You can melt your precious metals down and then gamble on their worth
But some things you just can not hold but the stars of silver and the moon of gold will do fine
Some things you just can not own and I know that boy will never be mine..

He dances in the moonlight, he moves just like the sea
His eyes are like the desert, I can feel them drinking me
I thought he would feed me, but he's left me wanting more
Now I'm drifting aimless, it's too dark to find the shore

So can I have just a little piece of this perfect starry night
Can I have just a little slice of moon to keep me feeling bright
Cause some things you just can not hold but the stars of silver and the moon of gold will do fine
Some things you just can not own and I know that boy will never be mine..
Track Name: Your Heart
I'm not gonna change the way I dress
I'm not gonna strain to say something smart
I'm not gonna struggle to impress you
and you're gonna give me your heart

I'm not gonna ask any favors from above
and I'm not gonna study no old sacred art
they can keep their potions and I won't beg no prayers now
Because you're gonna give me your heart

No need to be shy, no need to delay, no need to be coy now, one thing is for sure
I'm all for you and I love you in a way that I've never loved anybody before

I don't need all of your attention
and I won't ask you to play some part
Cause I don't want a figment of my own invention
Not when you are going to give me your heart
Track Name: Country Songs
Well I don't know where all the time has gone
I've still got my bags packed, I'm still moving on
I hear you own your home now, you just got a new car
I'm so proud of you girl, I always knew you'd go far

But I never thought we'd grow so far apart, it breaks my heart

We used to laugh at your mama writing country songs
We sang rock and roll, thought we were cool
We used to think that we owned that town
and now we never go back there no more

Tell me that you're doing alright in the big city now girl
Tell me that you're doing just fine
And tell me that the man you married back when you were just 21
Tell me that he still treats you right

When the older boys used to push us around trying to pick a fight
We'd wait for your big brothers to come home and set things right
We knew every short cut, we knew our way around
When we hid away from the world we were never found

But I never thought we'd grow so far apart, it breaks my heart

We used to laugh at your mama writing country songs
We sang rock and roll, thought we were cool
We used to think that we owned that town
and now we never go back there no more

Tell me that you're doing alright in the big city now girl
Tell me that you're doing just fine
And tell me that the man you married back when you were just 21
Tell me that he still treats you right

Well the days roll on and the years go by
We don't see each other now and we don't ask why
Life took you in one direction, me another way
Now we try to have a conversation but we don't know what to say

I never thought we'd grow so far apart, it breaks my heart...
Track Name: True Love and World Peace
Nobody said life wasn't gonna be easy
Nobody told me love wasn't gonna be free
Now they all say, you're living in a dream girl
You're living in a dream world, time will take you down

There's a little story and they call it true love
There's a little fable called peace on earth
And no one admits now to telling me these tall tales
but I swear I heard them since my birth

Now I'm not gonna give love a bad reputation
and I'm not gonna give war a second of my time
I'm not gonna give you no reason for hesitation
If you give me your heart love, I'll give you mine

Now I know we don't look like everybody's idea of a perfect love in a perfect time
But I've felt world peace in your arms baby, and I've seen true love in your eyes

Nobody said life wasn't gonna be easy
Nobody told me love wasn't gonna be free
Now they all say, you're living in a dream girl
But I'll take my dream world if you'll live it with me,
Yes, I'll take my dream world if you'll live it with me
Track Name: Slow Train
This old town ain't the end of the line and it ain't no place nobody wants to go
The train don't even bother to stop you gotta hop off when it starts to slow
But still I go down to the track and I dream about leaving never coming back ..oh...

Come slow train, come slow train, come slow
Come slow train, come slow train, please come slow

Once in awhile I catch the smile of an ancient man they call Hobo Bill
He's been riding the line since the beginning of time an I'm pretty sure he's riding it still
But he never jumps down in this old town though I find myself always wishing that he will

Come slow train, come slow train, come slow
Come slow train, come slow train, please come slow

Well it's been a long time since anyone came and a long time since anybody tried to leave
Being born and dying is the only way in and out sometimes it seems
Where this train will go, I don't know
but still it carries all my dreams

Come slow train, come slow train, come slow
Come slow train, come slow train, please come slow

Whistle once for Mama, whistle twice for Pa and blow three times for my darling Joe
They can try and find me if they start to miss me cause down this track is where I'll go

Come slow train, come slow train, come slow
Come slow train, come slow train, please come slow
Track Name: How Can It Be
How can it be, I thought I was special
How can it be, I thought I was the only one
How can it be, I thought we were different, oh but,
How can I be so dumb

How can he be so good looking
How can he be oh so mean
How can I be just one of the many now when
I used to be his queen

His queen, i used to be his queen,
His Queen, I used to be his queen
Arm in arm we'd be all the girls were so jealous of me when
I used to be his queen

Now I don't want to blame Mother Nature
And I don't want to blame old Daddy Time
And I'm just not the type to blame the ladies
and I'm sure not gonna blame no lover of mine

So how can I be so stupid,
How can I be oh so slow
How can it be, that I still love him madly
How can it be, I can't let him go..
How can it be that I just can't let him go?
Track Name: After You're Gone
After you're gone, I'll write you a song
and try to find some way to carry on
After you're gone, I'll try to make clear
All those things I could not while you're here

Cause I don't want to see you cry
and I don't want to say goodbye

After you go, I'll put down in rhyme
All the words that never found their time
After you're gone, I'll give them a melody
To try to show how much you mean to me

Ooh...

After you're gone, I'll have a chance
To think about the meaning of romance
After you're gone, I will take the time
To know just what it meant that you were mine

Cause I don't want to shed a tear tonight
and waste this gentle breeze and full moonlight

After you go, the sun might still rise
And silver clouds still drift across the skies
After you're gone, I'll write you a song
And try to find some way to carry on
Track Name: Don't Go
Don't go, don't go, I wait here like stone
Don't go, don't go, I wait here like stone

My love you are drunken and you've let me see you cry
You've let your sorrow get you high
I see you falling but you still think you can fly
When you're sober you can then tell me goodbye

Don't go, don't go, I wait here like stone
Don't go, don't go, I wait here like stone

Oh but let me hold you while you wander through your heart
Searching for all the reasons why
I'll try to hold it together while you're breaking us apart
When you're sober you can then tell me goodbye

ooh... I promise you morning will come, I promise you morning will come

Don't go, don't go, I wait here like stone
Don't go, don't go, I wait here like stone
Track Name: One Track Mind
Your love is a train, steam engine kind
I'm riding your rails with a one track mind

My friends all tell me, they wonder why
I stay on the ground while they go get high
Airplanes will take you oh so far
But a train will take you just the way you are

Airplanes will give you everything you need
But I prefer the ground where I can feel my speed
Your love is a train, steam engine kind
I'm riding your rails with a one track mind

I left my boat sailing on the sea
Too directionless for a girl like me
Just water and sky everywhere you go
And you just stay still when the wind don't blow

Well boats are nice if you got time to spare
But when I board my train I'm already there
Your love is a train, steam engine kind
I'm riding your rails with a one track mind
Track Name: Dried Up
Gotta get out on the water, get out on the water,
I gotta feel the waves underneath my boat I gotta float

But I'm dried up, dry land
Steal toed boots in the sand
Weighted down, I'm a heavy stone
Baking in the sun I'm dry white bone

I'm the hot black pavement and it's 40 degrees
I'm the dry brown scabs peeling off of your knees
You say you're the old man, well I'm your cough and your wheeze
begging bring me some water won't somebody please

Dried up, dry land
Steal toed boots in the sand
Weighted down, I'm a heavy stone
Baking in the sun I'm dry white bone

I'm what's left of the forest after the fire
What's left of the woman who's lost her desire
I am the singer who's lost the tune
The hungry sky around the full moon

Dried up, dry land
Steal toed boots in the sand
Weighted down, I'm a heavy stone
Baking in the sun I'm dry white bone

Something's frying in the skillet, mama's no where to be found
Waiting patiently for breakfast while the house burns down
I've gotta get away out onto the sea
We just need a little boat my inspiration and me,
We just need a little boat, my inspiration and me...

Dried up...
Track Name: Down by the River
I woke up in the morning, I've been dreaming of my love
Waiting for me, down by the river, waiting for me down by the river

In my dream he was dancing and singing for my love
He knew I'd be coming down to the river, yes he knew I'd be coming down to the river

But memory fades now, as the days have been passing
And the leaves are fading too from green to yellow, yes the leave are fading from green to yellow

There's no oil in the furnace, and we're cold in our beds here
There is no love to keep me warm, there is no love to keep me warm

So I dream of my baby, cause I know he will save me
We will go dancing down by the river, yes we will go dancing down by the river

I woke up in the morning, I've been dreaming of my love
Waiting for me down by the river, waiting for me down by the river
Oh won't you let me go dancing ... down by the river...
Track Name: Lonesome Sky
Angels I pray, have mercy on me
I don't know my name or where I should be

Oh, coming soon, oh coming soon

I am a lone wolf, amongst your herd of sheep
Trying to play it cool, I pray my soul to keep

Oh, coming soon, oh coming soon

Can this ancient road show me a way home
And will I find my heart there or forever roam

Oh, coming soon, oh coming soon

Lover give me one, lover give me two,
Can you give me three words for what I mean to you

Oh, coming soon, oh coming soon

Baby please don't cry, my baby please come soon
It's a lonesome sky spends night without the moon