Headlights

by Moss Street

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Something I whipped up in the kitchen...

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released November 4, 2013

All songs except "Laredo" written by Joe Lonie
Album performed and arranged by Joe Lonie
Album produced and mixed by Karl Steven

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Moss Street Auckland, New Zealand

Joe Lonie makes tea, toast and miserable music in his kitchen.

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Track Name: Clay
CLAY

That cowboy song kills me
You played it on the blues harp
'All wrapped up in white linen and cold as the clay'

That song always moved me
How they laid him down so softly
And they all loved the young man
Loved him even though he done wrong

I would tip myself right over
Looking up to you
And then you'd make me so mad
That I could kill you

That song has stayed with me
Like the rusty bond between us
And I will sing it for you
From the deepest vaults of my heart.
Track Name: This Bird Will Fly
THIS BIRD WILL FLY

One more half a tank could be the difference
One more turn like that could be the end
It's been my only answer every time
To leave all my disasters far behind

The bridges are burned and the river is high
No turning back this time
The sky will subside
And this bird will fly tonight

Can you get me there in time for winter?
There's still some feeling there way down inside
The wind picks up behind me
It leads me on
To where no one will find me
Good and gone

Tired eyes start to wander
Into the glare of headlights
Track Name: The Cold Light of Day
THE COLD LIGHT OF DAY

The cold light of day is in your eyes
Reflecting pale grey winter skies
You keep to your self imposed exile
You keep them guessing with your smile
But there's no need 'cos it's impossible to read

Let me get up to speed
And I'll jump the wall around your heart
I'll be all that you need
If I can't be all that you want

The cold light of day is hard to miss
When it burns through the skin like this
It fills up your lungs with something sweet
Like every miserable defeat
Rolled into one and left to dry out in the sun

Let me get up to speed
And I'll jump the wall around your heart
I'll be all that you need
If I can't be all that you want

Does it get lonely in your own universe?
'Cos you could do better for sure
And you could do worse

The cold light of day is a con artist
Who paints it bleaker than it is
With nothing to lose there's nothing to fear
And nothing if not time to spare
All I can do is just leave it up to you

Let me get up to speed
And I'll jump the wall around your heart
I'll be all that you need
If I can't be all that you want
Track Name: Don't Beat Yourself Up
DON'T BEAT YOURSELF UP

You never stood a chance
You paid up in advance
Anyone else would let themselves
Turn out as hard as nails
Or fly right off the rails
But you keep on
And show how it's done

Don't beat yourself up
For your own miserable luck

A quiet constant hurt
In every fumbled word
but never unkind
And always with a smile

Don't beat yourself up
For your own miserable luck

Don't think for a second that you're the one to blame
Just pick yourself up and start again

Beaten within an inch
And called out for the flinch
Look at yourself
Running around trying to help
You know that they'll do fine without

Don't beat yourself up
For your own miserable luck
Track Name: Back to Earth
BACK TO EARTH

The perfect silence grows to deafening
Nothing buts stars out here tonight
There's a light shining up at me
Way down below as I fall

Back to earth
I suddenly realise
What it's worth
To look into those eyes again

I stumbled headlong into darkness
The ground fell out from underneath
And all those stars keep a safe distance
They turn away as I fall

Back to earth
I suddenly realise
What it's worth
To look into those eyes

Black as the slippery sky
Quietly rushing by tonight
But with a fire inside that burns so bright

There's a light shining up at me
Way down below as I fall

I suddenly realise
What it's worth
To look into those eyes
On last time
Before I hit the ground
I see them shine
From such a long way down
Tonight.
Track Name: Drift
DRIFT

She could swim
And she was good at maths
She adored her brother
She could draw
Better than I can
She was quite an artist

All my love
Drifting off above

Everything died with her that day
I was changed forever
Left behind to try to carry on
Carry on without her

All my love
Drifting off above

50 balloons
Took to the sky
And sailed away
And the sun looked out from a curtain of dark cloud

You can cope better than I can
You were always stronger
Only now after all this time
Can I start to face it

All my love
Drifting off above
Track Name: A Dream Away
A DREAM AWAY

Under a sky of black and blue
Lit by a distant moon
A slow moving shadow stretches out
Over the avenue

You
On your way home
All alone
No better off than before

Looking out at the amber glow
Just as it starts to rain
Sweeping across this little town
Trying to find its way

To you
On your way home
All alone
With no one waiting for you
On your way home
All alone
To face this night on your own

It's just a dream away...
Track Name: Starlight
STARLIGHT

Up here the night falls like an anvil
Everything turns black in an instant

This is the time
I feel you're near
And this is the place
Where I sit and wait
For you

That kind of wound heals pretty slowly
Well I guess I'd hoped it wasn't so easy to see

This is the time
I feel you're near
And this is the place
Where I sit and wait

I can't see beyond this night
I'm drowning in a pool of white
Starlight

Chasing the day
Caught without a way home
Everything turns black in an instant

This is the time
I feel you're near
And this is the place
Where I sit and wait
For you
Track Name: The Streets of Laredo
THE STREETS OF LAREDO

As I walked out on the streets of Laredo
As I walked out in Laredo one day
I spied a young cowboy all wrapped in white linen
Wrapped in white linen and cold as the clay

I see by your outfit that you are a cowboy
These words he did say as I softly stepped by
Come sit down beside me and hear my sad story
I'm shot in the chest and I know I will die

Oh beat the drum slowly and play the fife lowly
Play the death march as you carry me along
Take me to the valley and lay the soil on me
For I'm a young cowboy and I know I've done wrong

'Twas once in the saddle I used to go dashing
With no one as quick on the trigger as I
First lead to the drinking then lead to card playing
I got myself shot and today I must die

Get six of my buddies to carry my coffin
And six pretty maidens to sing me a song
Put bunches of roses all over my coffin
The roses will deaden the clods as they fall

We beat the drum slowly and played the fife lowly
We played the death march as we carried him down
For we all loved our comrade so brave young and handsome
We loved the poor cowboy although he done wrong

We beat the drum slowly and played the fife lowly
And some of us wept as we bore him along
For we all loved our comrade so brave young and handsome
We loved the young cowboy who said he'd done wrong