My Morning Jacket

The Tennessee Fire tracks

Lyrics

1. HEARTBREAKIN MAN

20 times I wish you'd understand,
That you're breakin the heart of this heartbreakin man.
20 times I wish you'd use the door, cause
You're makin this heart want some more, oooooo




2. THEY RAN

Somebody stole my lighter.
And where it go'd is higher.
I was another boy, down in another town.
Armed with casino bars, tight
Whores and tinseltown but I stayed. oooo. oh but I stayed.
She had a cigarette and asked if i had a light.
Out it came, and i gave it
To her, and off into the night.....
His arms were thin, and off into the
Night, they ran. oooo they ran.
Oooo they ran.




3. THE BEAR

Its a bad idea, to go down to the pier
By your self after dark
It's a bad idea, cause they're down on their luck
And they've lost touch with their bleeding hearts.
Bad idea, cause i've felt that way
And I know I shouldn't have gone.
The time is near,
To come forward with whatever killed your spark.
There's still time, for you,
To change your mind or whatever
Else you do. there's still time. whosaa!




4. NASHVILLE TO KENTUCKY

From nashville to kentucky, my heart it draws the line,
Somewhere someone thinks of me,
I just wish it was somewhere I could find.
Take me out of this dead-end nightmare.
Take me out of this hell im in.
Take me out of this dead end nightmare,
And put me back in a world I can live.




5. OLD SEPTEMBER BLUES

All alone at the end of the day.
Really tired it's time to hit the hay.
It was always good to hear you say:"you never were a
Drawback, you always were an asset,
You never were a drawback,
No you weren't." put away your corset, put away your shoe,
Put away the old september blues.




6. IF ALL ELSE FAILS

Surely your lips deceive me.
Surely I know you're fine.
And if we get too close this evening,
Well apart we'll grow in time...
And I know (that you're mine)
Sherie your heart, I'll take you there, it ain't far.
And if all else fails, I'll come running back,
Wonderin' where you went with my heart.
Sherie your arms deceive me, sherie I know you're fine...
And I know (that you're mine) sherie your heart,
I'll take you there, it ain't far.
And if all else fails, I'll come running back,
Wonderin' where you went with my heart.




7. IT'S ABOUT TWILIGHY NOW

It's about twilight now, out in the stream,
You're lookin low now, in yo tight blu jean.
I'm feelin ready, i'm feelin lean,
Four years of bright lights,
Can make it seem like no one can baby (yeah yeah)
It's about twilight now, i'm in the field.
You're lookin low now, im runnin still,
You're a readin book now, it's gettin!!!!
Oh, four years of bright lights, can make it seem,
Like no one can b.b. (yeah yeah)




8. EVELYN IS NOT REAL

Ev-O-lyn I hope this cant be true.
Ev-Olyn, you know my
Hearts with you.
Don't try to tell me there's another boy,
Don't try to use me
Like a lovers toy.
Ev-Olyn you know this cant be true, from what I found the
Ground remains with you.
Don't try to tell me theres another boy, don't try
And use me like a lovers toy, "aw take it away Johnny!"




9. WAR BEGUN

Stolen as the war begun, this time your soul is my one.
I belong to a race of robots, drownin out my one.
Anytime your war gets out
Of hand I'll take it on.
Stolen as the wars begun, this time your soul is my one.
I'd move on, but I know you'll need me some day.
I'd roll on, but I know you'll need me some day.




10. PICTURE OF YOU

I've got the ocean blue.
I've got a picture of you with green green eyes
And a cocaine smile and a little worry anymore.
I've got a house in a court,
I've got a car and a door and a big left arm.
And a little worry any more, cause i tried, i did.
Sorry, you know im sorry you know
I'd give you anything on a dime.
Sorry again. cut your little head.
But sorry don't mean nothin, if sorry's still in bed.
You dont say "I'll wait up"




11. I WILL BE THERE WHEN YOU DIE

Joe was born in New York City, son of Paul and Catherine.
Always down and always out,
But his morals always seemed just fine.
There will be bigotry and there will be open minds.
There will be days of peace you'll never have the time.
As long as you keep a straight face,
I will be there when you die
I was born in east Kentucky,
Home of where the grass is dyed.
Always down and always out,
But my morals always seemed just fine.
There will be bigotry and there will be open minds.
There will be days of peace you'll never have the time.
As long as you keep a straight face,
I will be there when you die.




12. THE DARK

Trapped in gasoline,
A lizard on a string, no one ever screams any more.
Its called the dark
Its not a sunny day for the dark.
Let in the dark, then you you can sleep and fuck and park
Let in the dark, it's not another day for the dark.
Let in the dark, then you can sleep and move and park.
So tight, i can't breathe, gods fingers chokin me,
like a prisoner on his knees,
Beggin won't do a thing for me so c'mon (you can't fight it)
People, oh they're my thing these days,
They like to swim, and catch them rays.
Money, don't do a thing for me, im happy now, thats how I be
It's called the dark.




13. BY MY CAR

You said, Evan, is comin over again.
And I said, if he does,
I'll kick his head in
I've known you for years, I know all your moves,
I just can't believe that it caved in this soon.
And I'm playin it over and over again in my head
You said Evan is comin over again.
I asked where you go'd,
And you said where you went:
He took you to movies and carnival tents.
Bought you big houses and payed all the rent.
And I'm playin it over and over again in my head.
Oh but Los Angeles ain't that far,
And the rest of the girls said they'd be there, by my car




14. BUTCH CASSIDY

Butch Cassidy I could've been your friend,
And rode with you
And the sundance kid.
We'd laugh awhile and we'd smile a bit,
Cause crimes like our arent counterfit.
They say you never even killed a man,
Till it came right down to your final stand.
Bullets flyin and the wounded
Cryin and your buddy he's goin down
Get lower
And the feelins show and you gave off the final sound.
Cause a soldiers
Death is so much better than defeat just hangin around.
Defeat just hangin around




15. I THINK I'M GOING TO HELL

Down in the city, the flames gathered round.
Churches and buildings in ashes on the ground.
They think they're goin to hell.
Out in the hollow, it drown out the crowd,
And I think my other would kill me.
If she knew what I was about.
I think I'm going to hell...
Devils and demons are comin.
Lovers and children beware.
Devils and demons are comin...
To take me to hell.
To take me to hell.
To take me to hell