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1. We Carry On Before the Rain Comes Coming Down
©Newland Moorefield

Tie your horse to this post
Let’s give him some water
Then we’ll let him run free through these fields
As we dig for our silver 

In the cold mountain air
We run free for our freedom
And in the glowed indigo
And in the moonlit tomorrows 

We carry carry carry on oohh
Before the rain comes coming down
We carry on
Before the rain the rain the rain comes coming down 

You say "don’t tread on me" with a gun in my face
Let Mama feed this baby boy
And I count to 1, 2, 3
And then I’m going deep
Saving all that they destroy 

Tie your horse to this post
Let’s give him some water
Then we’ll let him run free through these hills
As we mine our silver 

And in the glowed indigo
And in the moonlit tomorrows
We carry carry carry carry on
Before the rain comes coming down

2. Sunflowers  
©Newland Moorefield 
 

I stand before you naked  
Undaunted and fearless  
I have no doubt you'd lie with me   

Days go by in silence  
Except for our laughter  
We hide in here together so free   

In the sunflowers  
In the sunflowers   

With you   

You're my hero too  
Like a sapphire in the sunlight  
You're the one who comes through  
You're my savior too  
Come to this water  
Look at all my love for you   

We stand inside these florets of golden chandeliers  
We're lost inside their quiet graces  
We turn with the sun, dancing to the east  
We're in this together, you and me 

3. Tall Jesus 
©Newland Moorefield
 

Three miles past the ball fields 
And past two gas stations 
Deep in the blackberry hills 
You hear sweet incantations  

Where there's a tall Jesus 
On a tall mountain 
With his arms open 
As if he can reach down 
And touch you from the sky  

Children play with fireflies 
When daddy's struck by white lightning 
Then Mama makes it up the mountain 
To stare in Jesus' eyes 

She's with the tall Jesus 
On the tall mountain 
With his arms open 
As if he can reach down 
And touch you from the sky  

And I'll be damned if they're not saved 
I'll be damned if they're not saved 
I'll be damned if they're not saved 
I'll be damned if they're not saved  

By the tall Jesus 
On the tall mountain 
With his arms open 
As if he can reach down 
And touch you from the sky

4. Say I Love You  
©Newland Moorefield 
 

If I wake up tomorrow  
And we're still not okay  
You have to know I forgive you  
But I'm going to leave anyway  

The keys are by the front door  
The car is parked by the side  
I can leave tomorrow or  
I can leave tonight  

Say, say  
I love you  

Say I love you  
I know you do I know you do I know you do  

I'll turn on the coffee pot for you  
And I'll turn down the bed 

5. California 
©Newland Moorefield
 

Pack up everything and just ride 
I'm leaving with a crawling baby into the night 
With just enough food and water to get to the other side  

And there's enough of that wind blowing 
To make me blind 
I cannot find my footfalls on this invisible line  

Oh California I thought you'd take good care of me 
Oh California don't leave me here in need 

I put my daughter in the backseat 
And say goodbye 
We're dirty and we're dusty 
On this dark dirty night 
She's loaded up with lawyers 
Who will make sure she sleeps tight  

Oh California I thought you'd take good care of me 
Oh California don't leave us here in need 

6. Ooh Yah Yeah, Good Times  
©Newland Moorefield 
 
 

Follow that woman dancing in the yard  
She wears a skirt of fire  
She got at the fire skirt bazaar  

She jumps into the ocean  
From the ocean ride  
They found her four days later  
Surfing the riptides   

Singing ooh yah yeah  
Good times  
Ooh yah yeah  
Good times good times  
Ooh yeah ooh yeah ooh yeah ooh yeah   

Follow that man waiting for a storm  
She sits down beside him and charts a fiercer course  
She puts her arms around him and turns his face to hers  
A hurricane blows sugar as she kisses up a storm   

Singing ooooh yah yeah oooh yah yeah good times

7. Another Day
©Newland Moorefield 
 
 

Well these words are for the dispossessed   
Lay your head down here and try to get some rest   
And when our heroes come   
We can hedge our bets   
And live and love and be in life with no regrets    

Because tomorrow is another day   
Another day   
And we can write this another way   
Another way   
And when we close our eyes
We can fly away for a while   
For a while

My Mother told me once, "just be cool"   
Settle into a quiet life but never suffer fools   
But when I lose my mind what am I to do?   
Turn darkness into light and just move on through    

Because tomorrow is another day   
Another day   
We can write this another way   
Another way   
Another way    

And when we close our eyes   
And just fly away   
For a while, for a while  

8. Come to Me  
©Newland Moorefield 
  

Oh all of this freedom  
I swear it frightens me  
And I have fallen on my sword now  
Wearing my heart on my sleeve     

And my body, it fails me  
Come on home  
Come on home  
Ohhhh come home to me  
Ohhhh come to me    

And the fire is burning  
But there's no one home to see  
And I know we're still learning, yeah  
How to be free    

But oh, oh I'm in Heaven  
When you're next to me  
And ohh give me one reason  
To get a fix on my needs    

Oh my body, it fails me  
Come on home  
Come on home  
Ohh come home to me    

9. Tears of Gold    
©Newland Moorefield
  
  

I will take what's tumbled down   
And turn it all around   
On its ear its ear its ear   
I'll trade places with the sun   
And burn that old house down   
With its fear its fear its fears     

And I oohh I will fly home   
And I  will cry tears of gold   
And I will find my old bird cage   
And I will sing the sweetest songs   
And I will find my old shadow   
And I will turn the lights on   
And I will ohhh I will cry tears of joy   
And I will cry tears of gold   
And I ohhh  I will fly home   
And I will cry tears of gold

10.  All This Walking   
©Newland Moorefield 
 

Well we're one day forgotten  
Don't take me to my knees  
You drove too far  
And too fast  
For me    

But I would walk away  
Or buy you roses  
If you would one day  
Stop loving me  
But I would swear by  
All this walking  
If it would one day  
Make me free

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Two Angels 
©Newland Moorefield 

I'm traveling with two angels
Under a dark New Mexican sky
I don't know where we're going 
I just know it's another star-filled night  

Fires burn on the hillside 
Acres gone in a day 
The rain is too late and too scattered 
To save this place  

Fly with two angels
Travel light my friends
And come back to this glory
Where the Red River bends 

 

Not Broken,  
©Newland Moorefield 
 

Broken   

Whose side are you on?   

I can't feel you   

Are you really gone?   

Days and nights I've wasted trying   

To help you I'm not here I'm not here   

I'm not broken   

But you filled the battlements with ammunition   

And you shot the enemy down   

So distance is everything   

And   

You   

Can't   

Get   

To   

Me   

I'm not broken   

No   

I'm not broken