Lucky Mud
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Michael McKinney BMI @ Southern Zen Music

Lyrics

The earth is an island in a big black sea A home for all sailors and spices and me Shipwrecked and lonely, we watch helplessly As the stars ride the curve of infinity Filling my pockets with pieces of string I bought a mansion just to sit in the swing And rock to and fro, wordlessly singing On the arm of an oak In the bosom of Spring Maybe Delilah thought it was worth it She said, 'I just didn't like that long hair' And maybe Icarus thought it was worth it Just seeing the world from up there He said, 'Life ain't a round-trip ticket At best it's a license to fly I could've instead Made a nice feather bed And in it, just curl up And die If Delilah had only adjusted She might've saved a temple or two And if Icarus had used tacks Instead of that wax He might've lived to tell folks that he flew But life ain't a round-trip ticket At best it's a ticket to ride You see lots of things When you spread your wings And you live with your eyes open wide Life ain't a round-trip ticket At best it's a hell of a ride You may not get as far As touching the stars But they sure look pretty at night
Lucky Mud
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Michael McKinney BMI @ Southern Zen Music

Lyrics

*CHORUS* *And the trees rise up And the rain comes down And the trees rise up And the rain comes down And the trees rise up And the rain comes down And the trees rise up And the rain comes down* It's a simple world Made of a single need It takes an act of love And a tiny seed With a giving sky And a fertile earth It makes a tender life With an amazing birth *CHORUS* And the Summer sun Paints a morning sky And the gathering storm Makes the white birds fly And a finger of life Breaks into the light It's warmed by the sunlight And cooled by the night And the moon comes up And the sun goes down And the moon comes up And the sun goes down And the moon comes up And the sun goes down And the moon comes up And the sun goes down And this big old ball Rolls around the sun In a circle of life In a circle of wonder And the cycle of love Goes around and around And the trees rise up And the rain comes down *CHORUS*
Lucky Mud
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Lucky Mud
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Michael McKinney BMI @ Southern Zen Music

Lyrics

I chopped wood I carried water I burned the wood just to boil the water threw in some collards, and some fatback ham made up a little corn bread in the frying pan fried up some okra made some blackeyed peas brewed about a gallon of sweet iced tea took it out to the front porch, sat in the swing closed my eyes, let the day go by, and I listened to the mockingbird sing *CHORUS* *The mockingbird he's a funny looking bird Just an ordinary grey The mockingbird don't do much as a bird He just sits around all day The mockingbird ain't a pretty bird, there's no bright colors in his wings But everybody stops what they're doing when he sing, sing, sings* [BREAK] Yellow sand, and bright red clay Come together In a beautiful way From the longleaf pines To that flat, flat land It looks like heaven from where I stand It's where I was born And where I was raised I know the people And I know their ways From Pensacola To the Florida Keys You can close your eyes Let the day go by And listen to the Mockingbird sing *CHORUS*
Lucky Mud
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Michael McKinney BMI @ Southern Zen Music

Lyrics

Sometimes I wish that I could be A swift-winged bird in flight Without a home, or this broken heart Without these sleepless nights I thought your love was constant as The rising of the sun Now all these years Have passed me by And I have wasted every one Sanctuary, sanctuary I have no place to go For I sit here After all this time With not one thing to show Sanctuary, sanctuary Lead me safely home I am so afraid to see the night And the day is almost gone It must have been so easy to Betray a heart like mine So easy to deceive these eyes So willing to be blind Sanctuary, sanctuary Lead me safely home I am so afraid to see the night And the day is almost gone
Lucky Mud
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Michael McKinney BMI @ Southern Zen Music

Lyrics

The Southern mama's just got to be strong 'Cause the Southern daddy Dies before too long Working the pulpwood every day Makes his life kind of slip away Mama keeps to herself All the tears she's cried She knows daddy loved her 'Til the day he died So she tries to raise the kids As best she can Happy she was married To a damned good man *CHORUS* *All the way from the banks Of the Withlacoochee To a sharecropper's shack Up in Tennessee You can see the lady With the sad eyes trying To find food and clothes For the family, Yeah, the Southern mama's Just got to be strong 'Cause the Southern daddy Dies before too long* Then the sun is rising It's another day She's got work to do She's got bills to pay But late in the evening She can rest a spell And laugh at the jokes That the children tell The South's got beauty And the South's got soul But it ain't got silver And it ain't got gold *CHORUS*
Lucky Mud
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Michael McKinney BMI @ Southern Zen Music

Lyrics

You turn around, your friends are gone But people come and people go They pledge allegiance to the wind And follow every breeze that blows You tell your secrets in the night Next day, they're all over town It makes you empty down inside You don't want anyone around But I will give you some advice When people do what people do Get yourself a jug of wine And shoot bottle rockets at the moon Now, you can wail and you can moan Question all you've ever done Vow to live your life alone Never trusting anyone But when you open up your heart You know that it might break But in your heart there's wings to fly It's just a chance you have to take So you can hold your head up high And know what I say is true You might as well curse the rain And shoot bottle rockets at the moon
Lucky Mud
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Steve Fisher
Lucky Mud
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Michael McKinney BMI @ Southern Zen Music

Lyrics

Just for a moment, I thought I was falling Just for a moment, I could not see But in that moment with your breath on my shoulder In that moment I was down on my knees I've never known anybody like you I've never loved anybody like you Before that moment I had all I wanted Before that moment I had all I need Before that moment my heart was not beating But in that moment I was down on my knees I've never known anybody like you I've never loved anybody like you The moon caught fire We watched it burn Red with desire We watched it burning and burning I was on fire I've never loved anybody like you Down on my knees I've never loved anybody like you
Lucky Mud
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Steve Earle
Lucky Mud
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Michael McKinney BMI @ Southern Zen Music

Lyrics

There's something about a border That makes me want to cross it There's something about a locked door That makes me want to look inside There's something in a woman's eyes That makes me want to see her smile There's something about a wild horse That makes me want to ride There's something about a baby That makes me want to kiss it There's something in a barbed wire fence That I can't abide There's something about a meeting That makes me want to miss it And even when it's raining I don't want to be inside I've always been a simple man I don't have many rules I'v always loved to learn And I've always hated school So, before you tell me What it's all about, Give me space and a little time And I can work it out I can tell you that someone that don't like kissing Is like a good shirt with a button missing You already know the things that are good for you.... If it doesn't taste good Don't chew it If it makes you feel guilty Don't do it Do you really need a good book to tell you what to do? I've never seen a day so mean That can't be cured with gasoline And miles of open highway With one hand on the wheel Steve Earle on the radio And no particular place to go With someone there beside you Who knows the way you feel (yodel)
Lucky Mud
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Michael McKinney BMI @ Southern Zen Music

Lyrics

Damn the dark-eyed ladies Soft as a pillow And hair that billows in the wind They tell the sweetest lies Take your love and then they cry And you know it's just a game to them But I fall in love every time we meet Just another reckless driver on Easy Street Reno, Nevada It never rains in Nevada That's a hell of a place To look for the end of a rainbow You take your money And you lay it down I don't know why I can't leave this town You never get back what you lose And I ought to know I came to the gutter From a penthouse suite Just another reckless driver on Easy Street So, if it's true you learn by losing Then I'm an educated man On the long trip down I got a front row seat Just another reckless driver on Easy Street
Lucky Mud
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Michael McKinney BMI @ Southern Zen Music

Lyrics

In the beginning, God made day and night Then Abraham got tired of the Canaanites So he decided to go off and start his very own clan Well, he finagled some sheep and a couple of cows (you can read the bible if you want to know how) But then he saw the flaw in his little plan See, he and Sarah did it night and day They did it in the desert and they did it in the hay They did it and they did it until they almost wore it out But Sarah said, "Sorry" And Abe said "Thanks, I can't be sure who's shooting blanks So I'm gonna have to leave it up to you to work this out" So Sarah gave Abraham a jug of wine Then she gave him Hagar, the concubine and nine months later, there was little Ishmael So it was Sarah who was barren as a dry creek bed But she couldn't get those pictures out of her head and it would be an understatement to say she did not take it well She was in her 70s and she thought she'd had it But she and Abraham kept going at it And along came Isaac, her own little bundle of joy So she said, "Abe, I'm gonna need more room for the baby A place for the bassinet so do you think maybe You could get rid of Hagar and that dirty little ugly bastard boy?" Well, Hagar begged and Abraham whined But Sarah stood firm and she toed the line And before you know it, Hagar was on her own Well, Abraham didn't have to do it, but he thought it over and he figured, "Screw it, It's the easiest way I know to keep a happy home" So with the clothes on her back and a baby at her breast No food to eat, no place to rest Hagar began to starve in abject deprivation But God looked down, and God took pity And Ishmael lived, and he built a city And soon he was the leader of a brand new Arab nation Now we all know that sooner or later The Middle East will be a nuclear crater And we're all gonna die trying to fulfill some biblical matter That was written on papyrus with camel dung By some dim bulb on the bottom rung Of the entire human evolutionary ladder About a naked couple That was left to grapple with Life and Death and Snakes and Apples And a God that would let some guy kill 10,000 people with the jawbone of an ass So, don't you think it's time that we got rid Of hating somebody 'cause your daddy did and finally put our history in the past But, there's only one real question I have for you...... Don't we need better reasons for the things we do?

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