Where You Want To Be

by Raggedy Edge

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Shaky Town 04:30
My old friend in Shaky Town Could not lay the bottle down So I told him I’d become concerned Knowing I cared helped him try To rise above the raging tide Took a little time but now he’s learned CHORUS See yourself where you want to be See yourself, let the moment set you free When you reach for somewhere else You’ll be there when you can see yourself Knew a man in Guinness Port Could not sleep because he snored So he stayed up nights and slept the days Noises on the streets in town Helped him keep the volume down Of the sound his noisy nostrils made A woman from a northern clime Left her laundry on the line Came a snowstorm blind and whited out When I said let’s bring it in She said leave it till the spring And by then it should be thawed out The enemy we knew the least Never gave us any peace Even if we turned a cheek and left By the time we figured out What his bluster was about He had gone and we had passed the test
Taking a stroll through my hometown Feeling the sun come shining down Pretty nice day to take a walk Maybe stop and have a talk These are days I wouldn’t trade But if I had you I’d really have it made Try to work hard but I don’t get far All I want to do is play guitar Shirt on my back, shoes on my feet No bomb craters on my street Black cat crossing the road ahead Was going straight think I’ll take a turn instead Gotta stop holding onto taboos That let a cat tell me which road to choose Got to make sure we stay ahead Of everything everybody everywhere said We got WiFi, television, radio When something happens, we should be the first to know My to-do list has lots to do But it doesn’t give me quite enough time with you Laying out a plan to right that wrong I need to take my time but that just takes too long
Each time my love goes to the iron ore mine I fear for his life, but he says he'll be fine He laughs at my tears, he laughs at my plan I'm gonna make mountains of lace to pay the company men I'll sell my lace, with lace I'll pay Mountains of lace, not mountains of ore Mountains of lace pay the company men He'll work the iron mountain no more Into its darkness, no longer descend I sell my lace, my love doesn't know And from dimes to dollars my savings grow At the company store I pay off our note My heart's filled to bursting I'm so filled with hope I paid the note! I paid the note! The joy is short-lived it turns into fear The mine has collapsed, alarms fill my ears A day and night pass as we all pray as one For our husbands and brothers, fathers and sons We pray for husbands, we pray for sons Hallelujah I hear they've rescued the men I cry tears of joy and tell my love what I've done Sold mountains of lace you won't mine again Now you can work under blue skies and sun
Fireworks 04:19
Her shorts were blue, her blouse was white Her boots were red and they fit just right Her legs were long, her eyes could spark a fire She was way too hot for me to be too patient Tried to play it cool while I made the acquaintance Of a cowboy’s dream, a queen of my heart’s desire (‘Cause she was) In like a lamb, out like a lion Stuck around like a porcupine Marched on my heart like a band on the Fourth of July Felt so good when her hand touched mine Sent shivers up and down my spine Like fireworks in the night on the Fourth of July 2. She was shuffling and dancing to the band I was ready to be her man But I got a big surprise when I made that pass She turned around and ran like a world class sprinter I don’t know what earth got in her To make her want to get away from me so fast (‘Cause she was) Finally tracked her down Clear on the other side of town 3. She said she’d broken up a week ago Her head wasn’t ready to let her heart go Said she was glad to meet me but fearing getting burned again Funny how the only thing I heard her say Was she was glad to meet me, so I thought I’d stay She said give her some time and she might fall in love again, but she was…
Mixing up a bowl of gruel Serve it hot or serve it cool Both the wise man and the fool Need their energy If I get some exercise After half a million fries Maybe I could synthesize Some muscularity Life should be so easy Life should be so deep Kinda makes me queasy Seeing all I keep But what if all I had was Taken by the wind Maybe that would be a Good place for me to begin It’s hard to tell or comprehend Smoke signals sent in the wind One’s beginning’s another’s end Depending where you are We seek nothing more than less Than to fill the emptiness With the answers we like best Written in the stars I’m not one to prophesy I don’t know when to sell or buy Do or not there is no try Turn around and see why If I found a compound knot Could I solve it on the spot Do you think I’d have a shot Or would I lose my dignity? Get it right or get it wrong Set your sights and don’t take long Day is night and night is gone And time is never free
Love Again 03:36
You've made a change And I feel replaced There's too much and not enough Time and Space And I know I've got to let you go I want you to smile again And I want you to laugh again And I want you to love again Like I know you can Like I know you can I search the past The memories that last Wonder what future might come to pass And I know I've got to let it go It's not a thing To be undone There was still some love But it was not enough And I know I've got to let you go
The snow has melted and it looks like rain Reflecting lights that shine down on the lane My heart’s dissolving like those banks of white And running down your face are tears of wrong and right Chorus I’m calling out, You hear me shout I’m not about waiting till the night falls through For you to see the travesty That I should leave based solely on wrong and right There’s something here that is forever bound Why do we have to turn it upside down Keep moving forward through tomorrow’s door And catch the dream about what we’ve been fighting for To build this up we have to stay All falls down when you run away Right and wrong, two extremes Don’t belong in your dreams In the middle, shades of gray Moon and sun, night and day No use in breaking bad That’s how we lose all we had Fear of loss, fear of finding Feeling like your heart’s unwinding I will love you through it all Beside you, never fall Winter, spring, and summer coming You want to believe in someone Add it up and write the sum between the lines of wrong and right Cars are rolling over streets of rust Life is calling to do what you must We’ve given up enough, our time is here It’s time to turn around and face down our only fear
Sometimes I feel like I'm Somewhere I've never been Like being out of time In a different now and then Want to clear my mind Of this rushing like a wind Moving like some kind Of an Asgard alien Oh oh oh What Planet Am I On? Walking down a street Sand between my toes Following my feet Until the path erodes People that I meet But whom nobody knows Saying something sweet Except it's all in code Oh oh oh What planet am I on? Time to wake up Realize Where we are Today
Turning around, getting away Leaving the blues for another day We’re gonna hold on, push on through Spidery web in the corner of the town Open the door and let the spirit out We’re gonna hold on like we always do Lovin’ this town, we’ll come back another day Heading out on a Vagabond Holiday Pulling into a new hotel, maybe one with a window where We can wake up and gaze out at the stars Or listen to the surf come crashing in Awaken to the birds in the morning Or listen to the wind, playing my guitar The more we look, the more we find Staying ahead of what we left behind Isn’t always the easiest thing to do Dropping anchor for a while Trading a song and a country mile Biting off a little bit more to chew


Lynn and Bob follow their hearts again through songs that get them ever closer to "their" sound, something like Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings, James Taylor and Norah Jones, telling stories that hit home, are real, and bring you to your own raggedy edge of awareness that the world is not such a bad place to be in.


released November 25, 2016

Recorded in various locations in Dayton, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio; and Hurricane, Utah.


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