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MAW MAW

K Simpson & A Ferrier

Hey Maw Maw why it be this way

Hey now child i just cant say 

Its been a long time comin and a long time gone 

Think i missed the ride that i shoulda been on

 

Hey Maw Maw whys there so much rain 

Hey now child it's always been that way 

It's been a long time comin' and a long time gone 

But i just can't say who I know was wrong 

 

I've been the devil longer than you

Just you remember who you talkin' to 

Just you remember who you laughin' at 

I got a red right hand longer dan your back 

 

Hey Maw Maw never wine in the bottle 

I'm an empty glass and I got no stopper 

It's been a long time comin and a long time gone 

Someone cursed the ground that I walk on

 

Hey Maw Maw only thing that lasts 

Punches coming really hard and fast 

It's been a long time comin and a long time gone 

Wait for the morning it'll come along

I NEVER KISSED HER

K Simpson  & A Ferrier

 

Chorus

I never kissed her at all, at all

I travelled to see her,

I was straight on down the line

I hung on her every word I loved her smile 

But I wanted her brother mile for mile 

I loved everything about him 

Everything he’d say 

Yeah, I wanted to kiss her brother 

Ain't life funny that way 

 

I used to lie awake at night feeling like a fool 

Feel like a million dollars then feel like a fool 

It was all right there in front of me

in black and white and blue

DEAR JOHN

K Simpson, A Ferrier & A Shortte

I don't need to rehearse no blues

Ain't no need, I got you

I got you and a weight on my back

Hitting harder than John Henry's hammer on a rail road track

I don't need to rehearse no blues

I don't need another high noon

Ain't no need, I got you

I’m shot down and now I lay

Moulderin' like John Browns body in its grave

I don't need another high noon

Can't you feel it  baby

Can't you feel

What heart did you steal baby

Can't you feel

Ain't no fun, nothing's right

Nothing but the blues in plain sight

They were wrong when they said love has no pride

Love wails like John Riley’s woman in the morning light

Ain't no fun nothings right

JAMES DEAN

K Simpson & A Ferrier

Set my mind to wandering

Set my mind to dream

Started me back ‘membering

how you’d roll and lean

How you be all crazy like Brando on Desire

It's all kinda hazy (but) I’m sure I felt alive

 

Stumblin' down the avenue

Staggerin' like James Dean

Ears only for the blues

Only ya eyes sayin' what ya mean

Sometimes I’d go crazy, can’t be no surprise

It's all kinda hazy but the wheels fell off alright

 

Chorus

Oh baby let me roll, baby let me sway

When the wind howls I will listen for your name

Oh baby let me roll, baby let me sway

When the tide turns please remember me

 

I knew these two people just like Harry Dean

MEET ME IN THE HALLWAY

K Simpson & A Ferrier

Meet me in the hallway

On the second Floor

Halfway down, room 23 or 4

I could use your company

But not to talk at all

There's nothing more to say

I've heard it all before.

Meet me in the hallway

When the lights are low

I'll be in the bar-room

Having one more for the road

Bu that's not time for company

It's my time that I'm owed

Don't ask no questions

You don't wanna know

Don't wait till the morning

Don't wait till the dawn

Don't wait in the hallway

Come morning I'll be gone

Don't look in the doorway

Don't look by the stair

Don't look down the highway

Sweet darlin' I won't be there

Meet me in the hallway 

When the drunks have moved along

I'll be in the stairway 

Where the light flickers off and on

Why not stay a little while

Or stay until the dawn

But don't wait too long

Come morning I'll be gone.

GOOD LOVE BAD

K Simpson 

What's making a good love bad

Don't ask me what's making my good love bad

Don't ask me why my babys cryin


WHAT TURNS SOMETHING FROM HAPPY TO SAD

WHAT MAKES A LOVER TURN THEIR BACK

IS IT FAITH OR MYSTERY

THAT MAKES SOUR SOMETHING ONCE SO SWEET


Don't ask me 'cause I know your lyin'

BIG OLD STEAM TRAIN

K Simpson, A Ferrier & A Shortte

 

Chorus 

Sometimes I think maybe I will 

Sometimes I think I won't 

Heading for a ride, won't be the same 

My heart's like a big old steam train

 

Verses 

There’s a place that's set in the dining car

And the place that's called desire

And a knife and and fork they shimmer there

And the knife, never tire 

 

I can’t afford a sleeper car 

So I ride up in the back 

I pick up all the troubles 

Throw them into a gunny sack 

I can't honestly tell ya 

If i laugh or if I cry 

I just cling on for dear life 

Waiting for the end of the line 

 

There's dust and soot 

And sparks flyin' loose 

And my mind is riding the caboose 

There's crunching gears 

Of the gambling cost

And black holes that I lost

 

OPELOUSAS BABY

K Simpson, A Ferrier.

 

Opelousas baby

I’ll be back sometime

I got a sack of troubles

In ‘lousas I’ll be fine

In Opelousas I’ll be fine

 

Opelousas baby

I cant keep from sighin’

all that's left behind me

All them blues ain't mine

All them blues ain't mine

 

Opelousas baby

It was a place and time

I can’t get back to you 

It’s only in my mind

Only in my mind

 

Opelousas baby

Light a candle low

No-one but you will hear me

Moanin' way down low

Moanin' way down low

 

Opelousas baby

Dance for me like you used to do

Hold me long and slow

Oh the ground's so cold

Oh the ground's so cold

 

Opelousas baby

Down the open road

I still smell you beside me

Like you never gone

Like you never gone