Never Knew Caroline

by Greg Klyma

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released August 13, 2017

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Track Name: Never Knew Caroline
NEVER KNEW CAROLINE

Movin' along, movin' on, moving just to move
Listen to that groove they're layin' down, mama, don't you wanna
Yeah, I know, gotta take it slow, no need to go so fast
Slow and steady, easy baby, ya make a good thing last

The last time I saw Frisco I was drowning in the mud of my own mind
Mama, never knew Caroline

They had never been to Paris, but they always said they'd go
And her momma never told that little girl no
The customs of the working class are not her cup of tea
There's things I'd change about my past if it were up to me

The last time I saw Frisco I was drowning in the mud of my own mind
Mama, never knew Caroline

I've never been the kind who thinks that I know everything
About the lies I'm willing to tell or truth I'll never sing
How we came together gets all jumbled in my mind
I'd've stayed with her forever, but she never was that kind

The last time I saw Frisco I was drowning in the mud of my own mind
Mama, never knew Caroline
Track Name: Sand
SAND

After the last train left the station
It happened fast, we tore up all the rails
Nothin' left for the next generation
'Cept a few old men to sit and tell their tales

Something like, once upon a time
In this land there walked a giant
Left footprints in the sand
And never was seen again

We took the west like the devil takes a lover
A treasure chest, worth its weight in sin
Progress is the word we use for all that we discover
Discovery is just stumblin' across a thing that's always been

Once upon a time
In this land there walked a giant
Left footprints in the sand
And never was seen again

Tales are told for the young to learn a lesson
The young grow old and have stories of their own
Love returns to remind us we are destined
To dig for gold only to find bone

Oh, once upon a time
In this land there walked a giant
Left footprints in the sand
And never was seen again
Track Name: Kristofferson
KRISTOFFERSON

The world turned and they found ways
To make anew the old mistakes
She came to him, but he didn't want her offerin'
So she got high and listened to Kristofferson

She'd helped him through so many nights
She missed his touch, but not the fights
He's a hard man, don't know why she thought she could soften him
But he knows why she listens to Kristofferson

He knows, she's got nothin' left to lose
And he won't give 'er nothin' but the blues

Yesterday is dead and gone
Memories fade, but songs play on
She came on strong, she'll ease off again
She just needs time to listen to Kristofferson
Track Name: The Bastard Son
THE BASTARD SON


In that mansion on the hill
He held back his urge to kill
Mama had a secret not so easy to explain
And the story she told done drove her boy insane

From the time that she confessed
He made his plans to leave the west
Plans are made, plans fall through
Mice and men to what they have to do

Woo woo

He'd never shot a gun before
Yeah, but he knew what a gun is for
He practiced everyday, what he was gonna say
When he pulled his Kimber and blew that man away

In an eastern seaport town
That's where he tracked the old man down
Blood began to pool, lights began to fade
No one warned him daddy was so good with the blade

In her mansion on the hill
His mama cries as the air goes chill
In a pine box on a boxcar, she had his body blessed
And her bastard son was buried in the west
In the west
Track Name: Lonesome
LONESOME


The stakes are high
The game is life and death
I have wagered my time
I do not have much time left

Angels fall from the skies
It is true, I have known some
If I had not looked in your eyes
I would not know what it's like to be lonesome

Your breath comes fast
As my blue heart pounds
If this love can not last
I will follow it into the ground

Angels fall from the skies
It is true, I have known some
If I had not looked in your eyes
I would not know what it's like to be lonesome

The stakes are high
The game is life and death
I have wagered my time
I do not have much time left
Time enough for one last bet
Track Name: Down in the Mouth
DOWN IN THE MOUTH

She never said she loved you
She never said she cared
You put that in your own head
And your fool heart kept it there
Hey now, down in the mouth
Listen to the radio
It wasn't built to last
And she all but told you so
Yeah, she calls ya "handsome"
Yeah, she thinks you're cool
But there's notches on 'er bedpost
And you're just a lovesick fool

She never makes mistakes
So she never takes the blame
She might've said your name one time
But the candle didn't light the flame
Hey now, down in the mouth
Have another shot of booze
You've done your share of using
How's it feel to be used?
Everybody's dyin' out there
Everybody's scared
Life is full of beauty
And no one says it's fair

She took you to her bed
Said the words dreams are man of
But her man in San Francisco
Is the only one she loves
Hey now, down in the mouth
She put the poison in your cup
But you're better off without her
So things are lookin' up
Next time that I see her
Should I say you wished her well
Maybe just give it some time
Ya know you're bound to see her in hell
Track Name: All the Other Bridges
ALL THE OTHER BRIDGES

I ran to the City of Refuge
I was not refused
The gates were opened up
My transgressions were excused

CH:
When I need a place to turn
I turn to you while all the other bridges burn

Suspicion, fear, and anger
Drove me to the road
Fate brought me to a fork
My heart told me where to go

Down the road to solitude
I stepped upon a stick
Something snapped inside of me
And I took to runnin' pretty quick

Even in the valleys
There were mountains I had to climb
Them on Earth aren't near as steep
As them there in my mind

Came a time to pay my toll
Keeper at the gate was blind
Gatekeeper I did say to him
Can you tell me what I'm lookin to find?

At the gates of the City of Gold
I was turned away
They said, "You can try again tomorrow"
But I know, tomorrow is the path to someday
Track Name: Sleeping Peacefully
SLEEPING PEACEFULLY
written by G. F. Klima and Jim Whitford (c) 1999

Sleeping peacefully, sleeping peacefully
If I could look into your dreams, I wonder what I'd see

I wonder what I'd find, I wonder what I'd find
Dear heart, if I could read your mind, I wonder what I'd find

So many roads to ramble
So many roads that stray
Does the road that led you here also lead away?

The night goes on forever, plays dark tricks on me
Dear, do you still dream of me? Sleeping peacefully

Sleeping peacefully
Track Name: Ex-Girlfriends Cost Less Money Than Ex-Wives
EX-GIRLFRIENDS COST LESS MONEY THAN EX-WIVES
(C) 2008

Ex-girlfriends cost less money than ex-wives

People don't get married for the long haul anymore
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the divorce
Thinkin' about those legal fees is enough to give me hives
Ex-girlfriends cost less money than ex-wives

Ex-girlfriends cost less money than ex-wives
Think it over, boys, before your wedding day arrives
You'll spend less dating five women then you will losing one bridge
Ex-girlfriends cost less money than ex-wives

I have a friend, you know this guy, he said the words "I do."
Three years and two kids later, he just don't do like he used to
She got the house, the kids, and that new truck he used to drive
Ex-girlfriends cost less money than ex-wives

Ex-girlfriends cost less money than ex-wives
Think it over, boys, before your wedding day arrives
You'll spend less dating ten women then you will losing one bridge
Ex-girlfriends cost less money than ex-wives

Seems like everybody's out there trying to find the one
We're all hookin' up and settling down, instead of just having some fun
Fellas, get to know your ladies before you commit your lives
Ex-girlfriends cost less money than ex-wives

Ex-girlfriends cost less money than ex-wives
Think it over, boys, before your wedding day arrives
You'll spend less dating seventeen women then you will losing one bridge
Ex-girlfriends cost less money than ex-wives

Ex-girlfriends cost less money than ex-wives
Track Name: My Old Guitar
MY OLD GUITAR

My old guitar and me
Moonlit songs and memories
After all this time and so many near miss rhymes
We're doin' fine
My old guitar and me
Thought we'd go farther, whatever that means
There's so many ways to chase those stars
It's days on the road, nights in the bars
Where we go played
We can show ya the scars
We've been together so long we're family now
We know our song when it plays
And see the world in different ways
I was holding you when she caught my eye
And I turned to you when she said goodbye
So on a night like this
When there's no lover's kiss
Let's reminisce
We've been together so long we're family now
We know our song when it plays
And see the world in different ways
My old guitar and me
Yeah, we mighta made things harder than they had to be
Still work on the songs to get 'em tight
Might even try this one tonight
If it's feelin' right
And it always feels right
My old guitar