Lucky Mud
2011-11-08
Mike McKinney

Story

Too many long nights on lonesome roads, hoping to get home. I still remember the melancholy of passing houses with buttery yellow light in the windows, and wondering what it would be like to be there.

Lyrics

The tires on this old car ain't good And the lights are starting to fade But I'm gonna push on into the night 'Cause I want to see you again I don't even know if you're there 'Cause you never wrote, or called me But just like an old horse headed back to the barn I just want to be there again The night sky is dusted with stars And there's a pale crescent moon on the rise I've spent my whole life just running from you And I don't even know why I've probably waited too long But even an old fool can learn So I'm gonna push on into the night 'Cause I want to see you again
Lucky Mud
2011-11-08
Maggie McKinney

Story

Not long ago I asked a friend how he was doing. He said, "I'm just floatin' along, I'm just livin'" I had to imagine what that would be like. Then, talking to Mike's mom, who's 91 years old, we talked about living alone - just her and her dog. Her faithful companion.

Lyrics

Livin' alone in my lonely house Sliding along on my slippers I don't have much to talk about I'm just floatin' along, I'm just livin' There's no one here to share a drink with I eat my meals all alone There's no one here to play a game of chess Don't talk to anyone on the telephone I live alone, I'm always home No one here to talk with me I had a family but they've come and gone I'm just livin' all alone, I'm just livin' alone I had a wife, the love of my life We didn't have any children My brother and sister, they don't like me I don't even know where they're livin' I had a friend, his name was Tim He died a year ago Now that he's gone, I have no one It's so hard to go on I find it hard to go on Maybe I'll get a dog, something to love Someone to spend my time with It would be fun to go for a walk Just me and my faithful companion I live alone, I'm always home No one here to talk with me But if I get a dog we could go to the park Then I'd have someone to walk with me Livin' alone in my lonely house Slidin' along on my slippers
Lucky Mud
2011-11-08
Mike McKinney

Story

We were in a beautiful house in Ireland, overlooking Clew Bay, and Maggie was in one half of the house. I was in the other. We'd just finished a very loud 'discussion.' That's when I wrote this song. We've been together almost 40 years, and I'm madly in love with her. But from the beginning she'd say, "Why did you back up that way? That doesn't make any sense. Why didn't you back up this way?" It's occurred to me, now that I've written the song, that if you've been together 40 minutes you know what the song means.

Lyrics

Every time you dance with me I step on your toes Why you even dance I don't know Every time you talk to me I say something wrong It's best if we don't talk too long CHORUS: 'Cause you're the only one I've ever wanted And I love the very air that you breath But you say black when I say white You turn left if I turn right And I couldn't live without you Here with me Every time you dance with me I step on your toes Why you even dance I don't know The fact that you're in love with me Sometimes makes you mad And I make it worse because it makes me glad CHORUS: Every time you dance with me I step on your toes How we found each other I don't know Every time you dance with me I step on your toes How we stay together I don't know 'Cause every time you dance with me I step on your toes
Lucky Mud
2011-11-08
Mike McKinney

Story

Hanging out with Maggie at the la Concha Hotel in Key West, and the restaurant wall is cluttered with photos of the old big bands in black and white. Mostly Cuban, all dressed to the nines. Musicians standing behind their ornate stands, and I thought 'the angle of saxophones, the curve of the bass.' (And all of life's sweet mysteries fell into place)

Lyrics

The dancing of fingertips The whisper of sheets Your kisses like the raindrops Falling out on the street Hair soft as an angel's wing Brushes my face And all of life's sweet mysteries Fall into place No one in the whole wide world Just me and you The stereo is playing low St. Dominic's Preview The angle of saxophones The curve of the bass And all of life's sweet mysteries Fall into place CHORUS: Love takes time Love heals pain Love has rules Love takes time Ooh, this mood that I'm in Nothing could be softer Than your breath on my skin Floating like two children Down this river of grace And all of life's sweet mysteries Fall into place CHORUS:
Lucky Mud
2011-11-08
Maggie McKinney

Story

We used to drive all the way home from Nashville to Panama City just so I could see the beach. I watched a full moon one night as I drove, and thought "at least there's one thing I can always count on." That, and the Gulf of Mexico. I hope it's always true.

Lyrics

CHORUS: I'm holding on to the moon To keep me hanging around I'm holding on to the moon To keep my feet on the ground I don't dance any more Now that you're not around I'm holding on to the moon 'Cause I know the moon Won't let me down I'm holding on to my heart I keep my fingers squeezed tight I'm holding on to my heart to make sure it's alright I don't see anyone I don't want them around I'm holding on to my heart 'Cause I know my heart Won't let me down I'm holding on to the stars To keep me safe at night I'm holding on to the stars I move in their light I can't see in the dark Now that you're not around I'm holding on to the stars 'Cause I know the stars Won't let me down I was holding your hand When you told me goodbye I was holding your hand When you started to cry You walked out of my life Brought my world to an end You took back your hand Now my hands will never hold you again CHORUS:
Lucky Mud
2011-11-08
Maggie McKinney

Lyrics

CHORUS: Feel the whip lay on my shoulder Feel the chain wrapped around my legs Time is passin' and I'm gettin' older And I'm wearin' the years that I've had to beg I was a hungry man at the age of twenty Felt the need for a woman deep in my bones But I felt the blow from a hunter's weapon And they drug me unconscious from my home and now I CHORUS: I came thousands of miles across the ocean In the belly of a ship, I barely survived I watched people dyin' without any notion And I spent all my time just wonderin' why I've got to CHORUS: I was a hungry girl at the age of twenty Felt the needs of a woman deep in my bones But I bowed to pressure from society I went from my parents to a husband And now I feel his hands lay on my shoulders And I feel his fingers wrap around my legs Time is passin' and I'm gettin' older And I'm wearin' the years that I've had to beg I've got chains on my feet I've got chains on my heart I've got a foot on the Bible And one in the grave I've spent all my years Just tryin' to survive And now I don't believe I'll ever be saved I've got to CHORUS:
Lucky Mud
2011-11-08
Mike McKinney

Story

I was driving up the highway when I saw a car along the side of the road. The woman behind the wheel had her head in her hands. When I came back by an hour later she was gone. The car was still there. I thought, "Welcome to the New World."

Lyrics

There's a fox in the hen house There's a bomb on the plane Someone that you don't know Is whispering your name Into somebody's voice mail Or an answering machine Welcome to the New World You don't look out your windows You don't pick up the phone You don't want anyone to know That you're there all alone Are those headlights in the driveway? Did somebody scream? Welcome to the New World There's a woman in a car On the side of the road Head in her hands And no place left to go Her job's on the line And now the engine blew There's nothing in her handbag But a silver .22 There's a stray dog on the street People sleeping in the woods The man standing in the shadows He ain't up to any good Pickin's are getting slim Everybody wants their share Welcome to the New World There's a woman in a car On the side of the road Head in her hands And no place left to go She needs to blame somebody And all she sees is you She reaches in her handbag For that silver .22 Welcome to the New World Welcome to the New World
Lucky Mud
2011-11-08
Maggie McKinney

Lyrics

42 miles out of Pascagoula And I'm lookin' for a ride I got my old guitar strapped to my back And I can 't wait To have my baby back by my side I got my thumb stuck in the air I got a big grin on my face I'm headed out to the wild, wild West Just lookin' for a place To have my baby back by my side CHORUS: She cried, 'baby baby baby don't leave me You're never comin' back again She don't know how much I love her And about all of my big plans To have my baby back by my side Yonder comes a semi with a heavy load I think he's stoppin' for me I'm gonna grab my gear Climb into that rig And tell that driver how much I need To have my baby back by my side When I get to Oklahoma Gonna give her a call I'm gonna ask her to marry me I'm gonna tell her I love her And about my plans And how much I really need To have my baby back by my side CHORUS:
Lucky Mud
2011-11-08
Mike McKinney

Story

Just a rainy day alone.

Lyrics

Sometimes, when my worries gather 'round me Sometimes, when the rain begins to fall I doubt myself I wonder why I'm taking up your time Sometimes I don't know myself at all CHORUS: All I know is I was born to love you You're all that matters When my day is through All I know is there is nothing I have ever done That means as much As my love for you I could build a tower Or a bridge across the sea A kingdom, shining like a holy land Or this whole world could crumble Like the ashes from a fire But if I ever lost your love Please understand CHORUS: So when I stumble When I'm acting foolish When I cut you with a careless word I try every day Just to be a better man Sometimes I wonder If I'll ever learn CHORUS:
Lucky Mud
2011-11-08
Maggie McKinney

Story

Just a note to say the exquisite instrument in the background of this song is called the Hammerchord, designed and built by Robert Cunningham, and played by Ernie Brock.

Lyrics

There are places I would like to go Maybe France, the Spanish Coast There are people I would like to meet Have a drink, a bite to eat But it wouldn't be the same without you in my life At all Maybe we could take a walk Or a bicycle ride We could have a lovely talk We should always take the time But it really wouldn't be the same Without you At all CHORUS: There are times when I need to be alone Have a moment to myself Talk with friends on the phone Snuggle down in the bed With my favorite book But know you're still there Somewhere There are other people in my life Some I love, some I like They all have a part to play In my life, day to day But it wouldn't be the same Without you to come home to And share the moments of my life There are things that I still like to do Like take a walk On a stormy beach with you Feel your fingers running through my hair I turn around, and you're still there Know you'll always be with me By my side Eternally CHORUS:
Lucky Mud
2011-11-08
Maggie McKinney

Story

Do we ever see what's really there?

Lyrics

Am I the person you think I am When I stand behind you in line? Am I that older gentleman Who always seems so kind? I raped my daughter when she was five I beat her mother blind Am I the person you think I am? I'll show you if you've got the time Am I the person you think I am When you see me on the street? I'm dressed up in designer clothes From my head down to my feet I drink myself to sleep each night I drink to hide the pain Am I the person you think I am? Do you want to know my name? Am I the person you think I am? Am I a family man? You see me with my kids and wife We're walking hand in hand I've got a woman on the side She takes my breath away Am I the person you think I am? You see me every day Am I the person you think I am When I smile and say hello? Am I the person you think I am? You'll never really know I have a dark world in my head I let nobody in Am I the person you think I am? Take a look at me again
Lucky Mud
2011-11-08
Maggie McKinney

Story

Don't you?

Lyrics

Don't you love it when the mornin' comes? You wake up singin' a song Birds are flyin', children are laughin' Everybody's singin' along CHORUS: Don't you love it when the mornin' comes? Don't you love it when the mornin' comes? Don't you love it when the sun is out The trees are shiny and green? Children are playin' out on the lawn Makes you want to sing CHORUS: Don't you love it when I call your name? You make me feel so proud It makes me happy just to look at you I want to shout out loud CHORUS: Don't you love it when the night is near? The sky is a purple hue It's the perfect time for makin' love And I will sing for you CHORUS: Don't you love it when the night is black? The stars are shinin' bright We'll go dancin' out on the lawn And we'll kiss in the pale moonlight CHORUS:
Lucky Mud
2011-11-08
Mike McKinney

Story

My mama really did rock me to sleep with the sound of trains. She also taught me to yodel. Thanks, mom.

Lyrics

I was born to Honky-Tonk 'Cause I like cattin' around I love to hear a steel guitar And Hank's high, lonesome sound My mama rocked her baby By the railroad track To the rollin' of a late-night train Oh, how it moaned my lullaby To the rhythm of the fallin' rain YODEL I was born to Honky-Tonk I love those Honky-Tonk gals I like to drink my liquor Play my guitar With some of my worthless pals I can yodel like a cat On a hot tin roof Never give me water Make it 90 proof I'm having a ball, and that's the truth 'Cause I was born to Honky-Tonk YODEL I was born to Honky-Tonk 'Cause I like cattin' around I love to hear a flat-picked guitar With that Johnny Russell sound My mama rocked her baby By the railroad track To the rollin' of a late-night train Oh, how it moaned my lullaby To the rhythm of the fallin' rain YODEL
Lucky Mud
2011-11-08
Maggie McKinney

Lyrics

She tells the truth with a twist She throws out lies With the flick of her wrist She's always got an alibi And the truth ain't in her She'll knock you down with one small word She's really good At making people look absurd She's got a knack for being mean And the truth ain't in her I watch her walk through the room She sweeps up men Like a bitch with her broom As she looks from eye to eye Yeah, the truth ain't in her You know I've seen her kind before She gets a lot But she's always wantin' more And you won't know how bad she is 'Cause the truth ain't in her And if you think she's gonna change And all those others That she screwed were just so strange You'd better watch each step you take 'Cause the truth ain't in her No, the truth ain't in her

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