The b tapes vol 1 ~lyrics...

Scott Kirby
2009-12-18
scott scheller kirby

Lyrics

I've been tired before But I don't have the strength to fight anymore

So lay me down upon my bed and stay by my side so I'm not alone she said

I long to dance across the southern skies so don't come to me with those tears in your eyes

pa has been waitin' oh up with the lord I plan to run and  greet him so leave a light on the porch

Chorus:      Just Be yourself in every way

                   don't hold back nothin' and live every day

                  As you hope for the best prepare for the worst

                 cherish one another remember this first

three in the morning I'm out on the move the cracks in the ceiling and the rent that's past due

remind me that minutes don't think like i do so instead of walking i drive home to you

cause that's where my heart is

Chorus : she said just be yourself in every way

              don't hold back nothin' and live everyday

      you know you can hope for the best but you best be prepared for the worst  

      cherish one another remember this first

I love you so much you know this is true and thank you for all you have given me too

this journey is long I'm seeing it through whisper words when you worry as my heart cries for you

no problem she said

Chorus

Scott Kirby
2009-12-18
Scott Scheller Kirby

Lyrics

of everybody on the last train leaving the station

she was left alone standing there waitin'

for a call that never came another time another place

she was drowning in her anticipation

Amber waves of grain flowing golden hair and a perfect frame

light up the night with your song Jessie's coming home it's been so long

 

"you never stand in the same river twice

what used to be has moved further down the line"

 

there's a meeting in the park down on fifth street

this train will leave the station at ten

with some paper he would write all his thoughts down

when he's out of lead he'll switch to a pen

miles fly by with borders crossing

these two rail aint no interstate

from washington to washington it's a little thing they call the AmTra-K

Refrain

He said, I don't know you do it but you do it.

Did you hitch hike son?  No sir I took a train.

Are you stranded are you cold well are you  homeless are you broke?

we'll have to see  in just a few more days

i'm trying hard to hold onto my money

I'm trying hard to hold on to my head

your batteries run low sometimes it all seems like a joke

and we would all be better off instead

 

"you never stand in the same river twice,

what used to be has move further down the line

and if you try to remain playing in yesterday's game

you'll find the times have changed

and you're left chasing after..chasing after

 

Bridge~

 And you've got one foot in and one foot out

strattlin' the line there is no doubt

you gonna get what you need you gonna get what you need 

good things come to those wait

hoping you don't hesitate cause time it will pass you on by no lie no lie it's no lie

on the rise to make the grade open eyes to see mistakes

it's the wrong way no i think not

cause I think there's room at the top

 

She didn't sleep the night before

so cold she had to draw the curtains back and forth

running her hands if but to smoothe the rippled waves of attitude

that had surfaced from the center of her world

 

"you never stand in the same river twice,

what used to be has move further down the line

and if you try to remain playing in yesterday's game

you'll find the times have changed

and you're left chasing after..chasing after

Scott Kirby
2009-12-18
Scott Scheller Kirby

Story

 

 

Lyrics

We've been drivin' down this highway paying tolls to see the skyway lightin' up against an Erie winter's day there ain't no words to use describin' all the things on the horizon so we pack our bags and leave our yesterday you know tomorrow's gonna come with rain maybe sunlight so make the most of everyday moving down this road of life

Now everyday you read about it and you see it on your tv this war is on the costs are up and livin' aint too easy faced with so many desicions and reason provisions to ponder so faithfully what be your purpose just fighting off curses that have no authority and it's been a bad year for raising hell so when that fire starts to burn know how to use it well

She said everytime I take a step to move me from my past there's this big old weight just barrying down trying to hold me back all the nights that I remember and the days I can't forget trying so damn to get ahead it just hasn't happened yet but I put in all my time trying to make this garden grow as everybody knows you can only reap the things you sow 

Scott Kirby
2009-12-18
Scott Scheller Kirby

Lyrics

She said I don't know I don't know Why sometimes i'm lonely sometimes I'm blue sometimes i'm scared through and through why you got this poison pushin inside of my veins give me one reason why everythings still the same change change

do you have the time at your beckon call taking your orders breaking your fall do you write your story do  you follow a script i'd like to ask the screenwriter for a couple of tips am I gonna be up or down down down down down

well how did i get here who when and why it's just a matter of genetics to have life you must die pride pride you have to kill your foolish foolish pride are you gonna be up or down are you gonna be up or down

you know lightning is striking the thunder it calls it's the perfect  night for a storm in the eye of it all there's a calm feelin' and it's growing inside of me ashes to ashes may you rest in peace am I gonna be up or down down down down

if blue is the number and black is the name float on down to mississippi down to new orleans don't you wanna go don't you want to go i see that look upon your face trading your aces for a couple of spades when you don't know if you gonna be up or down

 

Scott Kirby
2009-12-18
Scott Scheller Kirby

Lyrics

I've got holes in my shoes from hittin' new york city hard I gotta hole in my heart for thinking love would take me far I've got a hole up in my head makes me seem a bit insane But i've just begun yea i've just begun grabbin hold of the reins

i've got this place to call my home from where I often go to see the friends i have from acting in some god forsaken shows they take me south to houston just a ways to Alabam and a pretty girl she waits for me cause I'm her loving man her lovin man

My family bless there hearts i love them this they know and they believe in all my singing and they help me as I grow when there's a big tree in an orchard and from bud to blossom springs the fruit it bears until it falls not too far from that tree you might cook it you can bite it you can share it you can hide it but one things for sure the apple never falls to far from it's tree

and everyday I pray give me my tomorrow

there's so much pain in this world in this life that we've been living if we try and act right now with the tools that we've been given we can leave a little sunshine we can leave a little healing for the sick and for the poor so they know they're not forgotten anymore

 

Scott Kirby
2009-12-18
Scott Scheller Kirby

Lyrics

when did you get here when did you arrive when did you get here when did you arrive cascading all that sunlight into my soul on a diamond day on a diamond day

Well there was a man named arkansas slim walking down the side of the road the day was hot and things were lookin Grim so we pulled over to help him with his load On his back was  pack where he could store a nomad's home you know life can lonsome way out there when you're walking down the hobo road and that homemade cart for his epiphone guitar kept company just fine for a man named arkansas slim

He'd been travelin all day for as long as forty years and the food from Franks diner helped to squelch the tears that sometimes arise when you have to look a stranger in the eye and ask for mercy but he wasn't looking for money or a free ride honey just directions to the interstate he had to make it to chicago to catch a train and he was late he was late  he was late for a very important date yea that man named arkansas slim

when did you get here when did you arrive was it a sunday or a monday or a tuesday or a wednesday or a thursday or a friday or maybe a saturday night or on a diamond day on a diamond day on  a diamond day on a diamond day...

So he keeps traveling from his home to see the purple mountains majesties it's true to say that he has been from sea to shining sea, some folks they lend him an ear or dollar bills or grass and beer  and when he's lucky he will have a place to lay his head

many stories he has found from crooked roads we're glory bound this land we call the USA was made for you to see and It belongs to everyone mother daughter brother son as father time keeps pressing on just go the time is right on a diamond day

dear john paul said let it be and time will be the judge of thee and mother mary can't you see the coming of the knight...you are welcome come on in the water's warm go take a swim forget your troubles wash way your sins man named arkansas slim

 

Scott Kirby
2009-12-18
Scott Scheller Kirby

Lyrics

For what it's worth i've always loved you For what it's worth I've always Cared You were the only one I could talk with for what it's worth I don't regret the things we didn't share I had a dream that I was drifting on a river fast was moving oh and are well bees in this hive working serving the queen of hearts so mind your shoes before you enter in

"Are we living different lives are we living different lies you walk days and I walk nights who's to say you're wrong and I'm right we're just living different lives"

there was a time when we walked together and now we find ourselves apart it might be years it might be lifetimes until we're hand in with open eyes and one another in our hearts so you go your yours and I'll stay mine what's done is done there's only time and no good byes but only farethewell my friend and in the end we both be lambs our shepherd guides us to the light

"Refrain" 

"Bridge"

And I'm not the one who's gonna be against you and I know the same is true of you to me sometimes it seems as though we do what we've got to do on our search to find out who we used to be

 

Are we living different lives are we living different lies you walk days and I walk the cold cold dark and lonely empty streets of night so who's to say you were wrong and i was right we're just living different lives.. 

Scott Kirby
2009-12-18
Scott Scheller Kirby

Lyrics

My grandfather was a loving man He didn't always have to say it it was the kind of love you understand and behind his thick rimmed were two eyes that told of kindness in his tender heart i'm taking all of my memories and I'll know that his love will never part

He worked real hard and cherished thiings that he had he knew the good lord would give but he could take things away and leave you feeling sad so he lived his life and tried to do what he thought was best and at the end of the day thanked god for all the rest

"And some day we'll meet again cause over the rainbow there's a pot of Gold you shoot out of here just like a rocket ship out into the light the great unknown."

in all my years i hope I made him proud seein him smile when I walked through the door helps remove my doubt what goes around comes around right back to you since god made everything what kind of homecoming will he have for you

and through my tears i'll be smiling cause I know there's a better place and this world is far from perfect still we try we try in vain

Refrain

Scott Kirby
2009-12-18
Scott Scheller Kirby

Lyrics

Such a long Hard summer everybody's with the ones they love and me I've got no one I got no one but myself and that's okay that's okay that's okay that's alright

"because I need to take a little time for myself and shut down unplug relax and undwind and if I wait a little longer take it slow to make it stronger there aint no telling what we might achieve"

I got the warm cool breeze of every summer night and my guitar here's ophelia and she helps me keep my mind and I can feel freedom's arms like two wings up in the sky askin' if you were a bird just how high would you fly

Refrain

 

but enough about me cause I feel drunkenly obscene and as far as I goes it never made into team so won't you help me if you can take the time so i can understand I feel ready but you've got to be willing

Bridge:

but how you see it if you're blind why would you be wastin all your time searching if you're blind what is it exactly that you think that you will find looking for love or lustin' for a good time

Refrain

Scott Kirby
2009-12-18
Scott Scheller Kirby

Lyrics

the moon is on the rise yes it's coming up soon as you try to tell the truth from all the lies that seem to be coming through I know you got hope for all that could be good and what is will be so hold onto your dreams It seems we're on the verge of everything but which way will we fall cause everythings connected all for one and one for all oh captain my captain where do we go now

"and one by one every good thing has its end or could this be it's only what my mind says"

it seems we're wandering for days using all our borrowed time this was supposed to be our summer the best one of our lives but we aint ever gonna change the world without a little peace in our hearts and love in our minds 

 

Scott Kirby
2009-12-18
Scott Scheller Kirby

Lyrics

if all the stars up in heaven Were to fall upon the earth and somewhere over the rainbow the colors had voices then their voices would be heard singing Love Love Love

Oh the sunshine get's tangled up in the rain and the moonlight plays opposite of the day you can try to find rhyme you can try to find a reason but each has it's time and if it needs flavor just season with Love

does the time we share leave you satisfied or do you need some more are you a prisoner to your pride what I need is to laugh but you drive me to cry so help dry these tears give me a dignified goodbye with love

offer one last toast raise your glasses high sunflower bloom for me and I will teach you to fly from mountains to the seas can be yours if you try with love in your heart and love in your mind

 

Scott Kirby
2009-12-18
Scott Scheller Kirby

Lyrics

The ice and cold november snow falls hard upon the ground is froze so bundle up in winter coat you shed about six months ago it's gonna be a long cold winter the winds of change come blowing in with smiles wide and malicious grin this pill is all that you will need to fit right in it makes you big cause you're too small

and when the walls come down and empty pockets make no sound just be the light to carry on

words are words they're all we have so write them down and pull the tab you might be the lucky one so catch your break before it's gone and hold on strong a breath for life eternally a prayer for those who cannot see feel the love surrounding thee dead branches off a broken tree you feel it's all around

and when the walls come down and empty pockets make no sound just be the light to carry on

now you're runnin hard to make your stand some things in life go hand in hand you try to fit your puzzle first but there's a piece beneath the earth and it's waitin' down below in muddy waters it's faster than a hurricane it's stronger than paul bunyans cane it feeds the flame that calls your name from far beyond the lover's gate so will you listen to them now

when the walls come down and empty pockets make no sound and as I lay me down to sleep I pray my soul to me will keep oh but if I die before I wake I know my soul the lord will take so take me higher take me higher take me away take me higher from this world I'll escape

Scott Kirby
2009-12-18
Scott Scheller Kirby

Lyrics

outside the rain falls to the ground and the smoke rings from a cigarette circle 'round my spinning head New York coast this time of year is where there still is promise of new love new faces and new regrets and when you finally hit the top they say there's room in california like woody said don't forget to bring the  do-re-mi this gypsy ride a nomad's life it will surely get you places until you've found that rolling stones don't gather moss

"and when  you wake up and you find yourself alone with nothing but holes in your pockets holes in your shoes and holes in your soul as you go chasing rainbows searching for a pot of gold I wish you well"

So why not go and follow your heart because your mind just might betray you you won't see that there's a noose around your neck and you're not running away from a problem or a duty but running towards the dawning of the day you got no chains holding you down there is no fence you need escape through just the barriers you have made up in your mind so here's to one here's to all that will answer when they hear the trumpet call and see their ship is coming in

May there always be work for your hands to do may your purse always hold a coin or two may the sun always shine on your window pane may a rainbow be certain to follow each rain may the hand of a friend always be near you may god fill your heart with gladness to cheer you

 

 

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