Lucky Mud
2006-06-00
Maggie McKinney BMI @Southern Zen Music

Lyrics

You could wear clown shoes

You could wear a big red nose

You could wear a dog collar

You could wear baggy clothes

It really doesn't matter to me

I'm in love with you

Can't you see?

 

You could be a doctor

You could be a soda jerk

You cold be a plumber

I don't care

As long as you work

It really doesn't matter to me

I'm in love with you

Can't you see?

 

We're walking down the avenue

Hand in hand

I'm so glad that you're my friend

 

You could be a millionare

You could be broke

You could be a movie star

(hah)

That's a joke

It really doesn't matter to me

I'm in love with you

Can't you see?

I'm in love with you

Can't you see?

Lucky Mud
2006-06-00
Maggie McKinney BMI @ Southern Zen Music

Lyrics

(chorus)

People are talkin'

Always talkin'

Flappin' their lips

And talk talk talkin'

What are they saying

What do they mean

Is there a world here

Or is it a dream?

They just keep on talkin'

Talk talk talkin'

 

Is there a message

You're trying to give

Or are you just talkin'

To be glib

Is there something

You're trying to say

Or are you just talkin'

To fill up the space?

(chorus)

 

I listen to poets

I listen to the news

Should I cry

Or should I be amused

Do you believe

In what you just said

Or are you just tryin'

To mess with my head

(chorus)

 

I look in the cars

And they're talkin' away

Nobody with them

They're just talkin' to space

Look, there's a phone

Shoved in their ear

They keep on talkin'

There's nobody there

(chorus)

Lucky Mud
2006-06-00
Michael McKinney BMI @ Southern Zen Music

Lyrics

The earth is not a prison

Life is not a curse

But those who wait for angels

Say things are getting worse

Grace is borne by strangers

And kindness is returned

But those who wait for angels

Are those who never learn

 

The air is sweet as honeysuckle

Birds sing in the sky

While those who wait for angels

Close their eyes and cry

They say that life's

A wicked thing

Leading to despair

While all around them

Children laugh

And love is everywhere

 

Angels' wings are razor blades

They'll cut you to the bone

They're not here to save you

They're just here

To take you home

Grace is borne by strangers

And kindness is returned

But those who wait for angels

Are those who never learn

Lucky Mud
2006-06-00
Michael McKinney BMI @ Southern Zen Music

Lyrics

Whoever said no news is good news

Never sat around Waiting to hear from you

First you're in Atlanta

Then you're in L.A.

Funny how the things that matter

Just get in the way

When you're on the run

 

Was it something I said

Or something I wanted to do

When you said love feels like

An empty grave to you

Were you afraid I'd hold you down

With those old chains?

Afraid I'd break you

Like a wild horse on the range?

Now you're on the run

And you're the only one

Who knows why

 

I told you all my secrets

Now I'm ashamed

To think what you might do

Am I a story at a party

Just a funny line

"Oh, yeah," you'll say, "that reminds me

Of a man I knew one time

He's why I'm on the run"

 

Was it something I said

Something I wanted to do

Were you afraid I'd slow you down

And want too much from you?

Now you're on the run

And you're the only one

Who knows why

Lucky Mud
2006-06-00
Michael McKinney BMI @ Southern Zen Music

Lyrics

She's as long as a Monday

She's thin as a dime

She's been drinking since Sunday

But that ain't a crime

When you're missing somebody

Who should've never been gone

She's been drinking since Sunday

And Sunday's the one day

She hates drinking alone

 

I've always loved her

When she's around I can't breathe

She laughed when I told her

Said 'you don't want me

I've got a penchant for trouble

And I always want more

And I don't love nobody

'Til I see that body

Walk out the door

 

(chorus)

She said I like it rough

And even rough ain't enough

Sometimes I like it mean'

She said 'I like men when they're hot

I like men when they're cold

But I don't want nothing

That falls in between'

 

But I've heard her crying

In the dark of the night

So I know she's lying

But I would trade being right

To be the hard man who holds her

And gets to look in her eye

And I wish it was me

Who could love her and leave

Without saying goodbye

(chorus)

 

I'll always love her

But I won't interfere

And when she needs me

I will always be here

But I will not abuse her

And I will never be mean

For now she likes it rough

But when she's had enough

I'll be Mr. In Between

Yeah, for now she likes it rough

But when she's had enough

Hello,

I'm Mr. In Between

Lucky Mud
2006-06-00
Maggie McKinney BMI @ Southern Zen Music

Lyrics

I've been waiting by the river

For you to come home

It seems like it's forever

Since you've been gone

 

It's been so lonely here without you

I've had so many sleepless nights

Walking down here by the river

Hoping for a sign

 

I don't come here in the daytime

Don't want to see the smiling faces

Of all the people and their loved ones

Headed other places

 

When you left you said you'd come back

One day to carry me

To other places down the river

Where we'd live happily

 

And now I know that you won't come back

You've been too many months away

But I come nightly to the river

'Cause I can't face the day

 

So I've been waiting by the river

For you to come home

It seems like it's forever

Since you've been gone

Since you've been gone

Lucky Mud
2006-06-00
Michael McKinney BMI @ Southern Zen Music

Lyrics

A passionate life is all I crave

It started with a nipple

It'll end with a grave

And when it's over

All I'll save

Is the smell of a woman

And the crash of the waves

 

The years go by

And the lessons are learned

You touch the fire

And you're gonna get burned

But I love the heat

And I love the flame

And I love the way

She says my name

And when it's over

All I've saved

Is the smell of a woman

And the crash of the waves

 

(chorus)

In the black of the night

When the hard rain falls

Thunder rattles the windows

And it shakes the walls

Bodies sweat

In this tropical land

And the whole world fits

In these two hands

And when the morning comes

All I've saved

Is the smell of a woman

And the crash of the waves

 

Deep in the South

We marry our cousins

We learn that Gods

Are a dime a dozen

That Eve tempted Adam

With one soft hand

And he lost his ticket

To the Promised Land

So I begged her pardon

For Original Sin

I took a bite of her apple

And I fell right in

And when it was over

All I saved

Was the smell of a woman

And the crash of the waves

(chorus)

Lucky Mud
2006-11-14
Maggie McKinney

Lyrics

Rain on me

Rain on me

I need to wash away

This memory

I need to ease

This awful pain

Rain on me

Please rain

 

I watched you walk away

And you never looked back

I heard you laugh

And it felt like a slap

I've never felt this kind of pain

I stood there and cried

And I prayed for the rain

 

My world just crumbled

And I fell to my knees

The air smelled like death

And I couldn't breathe

My heart was crushed

Beneath the pain

I lay there like death

And I prayed for the rain

Lucky Mud
2006-06-00
Michael McKinney BMI @ Southern Zen Music

Lyrics

Linda and Tommy lived in a cheap duplex

She wrote folk songs on the backs of his canceled checks

Said it helped her focus on the value of her words

Tommy worked days then and he came home tired

Had cold beer and sandwiches out in the backyard

While she sang the sweetest songs he'd ever heard

 

She was young and fragile and she held on tight

And she loved Tommy with all her heart and soul

But he heard her pacing through the house at night

And she played guitar so soft and quiet

As she whispered out her songs of the open road

 

He knew the time would come when she wouldn't need him anymore

And even before the fight started

He knew how it would end

She said, "You know my name is Linda Charlotte Caulfield

But everybody here just calls me Tommy's Girlfriend"

 

Well, his heart got hurt

And he got mad

He said, "So what the hell is wrong with that?"

She said, "It's not enough, Tommy"

And he said, "Then why the hell don't you just leave?"

She said, "You're right, just look at me

This isn't where I want to be

There's so much to do I don't know where to begin

Because I promised myself a long time ago

That I wouldn't stop before I became somebody

Not just somebody's girlfriend"

 

She knocked the dust of this town right off her shoes

Just like Jesus said to do

And she caught a Trailways bus headed West on I-10

And as she gave herself up to fate

The only thing that mattered when she left the state

Was that she left it as Linda Charlotte Caulfield

And not as Tommy's girlfriend

 

She made mistakes

She screwed around

She wound up down and out in towns

Whose cruel facades

Forced her to question every choice she'd ever made

She went up north to the ice and snow

Where the Spring was 28 below

And she wound up in South Texas

Where even in the Winter

It's a hundred in the shade

 

She slept alone when she wanted to

She slept with men on purpose, too

When passion made her toss

All caution to the wind

But everything she did

She did as Linda Charlotte Caulfield

Things she never could've done as Tommy's girlfriend

 

She got beat up pretty bad in Beaumont, Texas

By a Yankee In Justin boots and a Stetson hat

Who said he was from Nashville

And he promised her the moon

And he wound up taking everything she had

 

But she waited tables

And bought a new guitar

And some clothes

And a leather pack

And she kept working until she'd saved enough

For an old Chevy truck with a camper shell on the back

And she kept writing songs

And she got better

And she sang them in taverns and played for the veterans

In the VFW posts along the interstate

And the days and weeks and months passed by

As she played for tips

And played for pride

And learned to handle men

And get a percentage of the gate

 

She'd play all night then drive til dawn

Then eat a bite and then drive on

Then stop and write another song before turning in

And, maybe, somewhere along the way

She'd stop and think about the days

When she was Tommy's girlfriend

 

She became a hell of a singer with a retinue

A Silver Eagle bus and a full road crew

And two gold records and a Grammy and a movie deal

But it didn't come easy or overnight

Or without a struggle Or without a fight

Or without a lot of learning

About what is, and isn't real

 

I tend bar in a place with five pool tables

And a big screen TV that's hooked up to cable

And I've read every word that's been written

About her rise to fame

I mix drinks for the locals and I try

To read the Satellite Weekly

And the TV Guide

And I make a circle with a pen when I find her name

And every time she comes on the screen

Someone in the bar leans over and says,

"Hey, Tommy, ain't that your old girlfriend?"

I just laugh and close my eyes

And as my heart swells up with pride for her, I say,

"Hell, no, that's Linda Charlotte Caulfield"

Lucky Mud
0000-00-00
Maggie McKinney BMI @ Southern Zen Music

Lyrics

Bad girls want babies

Just like everybody else

They don't know how to say it

So they keep it to themselves

 

Bad girls want lovers

Who will treat them like a girl

They're looking for someone

Who will rock their whole world

 

Bad girls want babies

 

Bad girls want houses

Just like everybody else

Someone to come home to

Someone who'll share themselves

 

Bad girls want families

Who'll forgive them their mistakes

Who know they act tough

To push everyone away

 

Bad girls want babies

 

Little girls want mothers

Who will brush back their hair

Who will kiss them and hold them

To show that they care

Some girls are lucky

They find out who they are

Bad girls are unlucky

'Cause they always go too far

 

Bad girls want babies

 

Everyone makes choices

That affect their whole lives

Bad girls make bad choices

And they really don't know why

Bad girls find trouble

Everywhere they go

When it comes to making choices

They always pick the wrong road

 

Bad girls want babies

Lucky Mud
2006-06-00
Michael McKinney BMI @ Southern Zen Music

Lyrics

Ralphie had a Harley and he loved to ride

He made children laugh, he made women cry

He was riding on the edge when he slipped inside

The borders of Babylon

 

A tombstone is just the end of a key

Turning in a lock to eternity

Below every coffin there's a rabbit hole

Just big enough for a single soul

To take a wild ride

Like a water slide

Down into Babylon

 

I know they'll throw a party just for me

Where love's like water and the whiskey's free

Where the junkies and the hookers

And the pickers will be

In a honky-tonk down in Babylon

 

There's honor in the living of a life so bold

And money doesn't matter to a god damned soul

So throw away your bible, give away your clothes

And I'll meet you in Babylon

(Babylon, Babylon, preachers ain't allowed in Babylon)

 

Below every coffin there's a rabbit hole

Just big enough for a single soul

To take a wild ride

Like a Slip N' Slide

Down into Babylon

(Babylon, Babylon, preachers ain't allowed to babble on)

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