Someday Cowboy

by Baby Jey

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03:27

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released October 4, 2018

Music and lyrics written by Jeremy Witten
Engineered and Mixed by Mitch Holtby
Vocal and keyboard overdubs recorded by Ben Mike on tracks 4, 6, 8, and 9
Strings recorded by Ben Mike on track 5
Mastered by Nik Kozub
Album art by Molly Little

Released by Maintenance Records
285 Himrod St, Brooklyn, New York 11237

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Track Name: Hannah Holliday's Son
In a gentle way he would ride his bike
In a gentle way he'd smoke leaves at night
All the heavy thoughts would float away
Never had a god but he liked to pray

Calling out to the people
In the shade of the steeple
All it took was a blue jay
To make him feel peaceful

In a funny way found himself alone
Funny now his hair is getting overgrown
Underneath it all there is a dying smile
Says he's sick of small talk in the grocery aisle

Look at him something's not right
Without a friend on the beach at night
Just the squawk of a seagull
Can make him feel uptight

But he would go and ride an empty train
When alone he'd sing his mother's name
Her name was Hannah Holliday
And while she knows he sings her name
She prays he finds a weather-vane
With a robin perched and peaceful
That can sing him home to her again
But in the rain nothing is flying
On the train he's only hiding
And he sees the busy people
And feels alone on the train in the rain

In a gentle way he will ride his bike
On a crooked path by the beach at night
Why the heavy thoughts; what's he got to pray
Calling to the birds, don't fly away

Then he sees all the people
In the shade of the steeple
So he turns to the blue jay
Says show me what's peaceful
When he sees all the people
In the shade of the steeple
He calls out to the blue jay
Says show me what's peaceful
Track Name: U Don't Have 2 Go Alone
Well you always catch the 87
Riding with the same people everyday
But did you ever ask in the morning silence
Why you didn’t know each other’s names
It sure seems like a shame
To keep the stranger strange

You don’t have to go alone
You don’t have to stay on your own
Like a crystal stuck inside a hollow stone

You don’t need a fence around your castle
Don’t you think you got enough to hide behind
You’re by the window with a TV dinner
Behind locked doors in the daylight
It’s hard to go outside
When you’re scared of the passerby

You don’t have to go alone
You don’t have to stay on your own
Like a crystal stuck inside a hollow stone

I saw you today
A smile on your face
A ticket in your hand
You were singing to yourself
Track Name: Toboggan
If I looked outside and snow was falling
I'd go out on my toboggan
And I'd hold on
I'd be singing this song
If indeed I had my husky dog then
I'd tie his leash to my toboggan
And away we'd go
We would ride to the North pole

And if I witnessed a globe without spruce or pine
I'd just jump on the horse that'd take me back in time
Way back then with the hanging gardens of Babylon
Egyptian lighthouses and old mausoleums

If I looked outside and snow was falling
I'd go out on my toboggan
And I'd hold on
I'd be singing me this song
If indeed I had my husky dog then
I'd tie his leash to my toboggan
And away we'd go
We would ride to the North pole
Track Name: Someday My Space Cowboy Will Come
Waiting on the sky for a sunset
Looking with the clouds saying not yet
So I say a little prayer ‘cause
Everything you don’t do you regret
Making my bed on the red sand
See the satellite and star dance
Whisper me another prayer ‘cause
I don’t believe in luck or circumstance
Chewing on a jalapeno
Walking past the old casino
Green cactus neon sign
Then I sit and wonder

Where do I go
Where do I go from here

Because a moving light will give a shadow life
And if the breeze is right, dead leaves will come alive
Someday something outside me
Is gonna give new life to me
I’ll be sitting, waiting in the sun
When my space cowboy comes
When my space cowboy comes to bring me home

Now in the desert nothing makes sense
Plastic pineapples or bowling pins
The chevrolet outside the motel
Brought me right out of the dust bowl
To another wasteland, another day
But still I hope and still I pray
Til the heavens open beneath my feet
Then I sit and wonder

How do I stay
How do I stay right here

Because a moving light will give a shadow life
And if the breeze is right, dead leaves will come alive
Someday something outside me
Is gonna give new life to me
I’ll be sitting, waiting in the sun
When my space cowboy comes
When my space cowboy comes to be at home
To be at home
Track Name: Hundred Percent
I know I said that we should take things slow
But that was before I knew you, that was long ago
And like the hiding sun, I held back
But it didn’t feel right; I want you to know that
Last night we got a little crazy
And through our polished glasses things got hazy
I said some things I never said before
I used some words I never used before
Like love and forever, promise, whatsoever
And now I want to say them again

Some call it liquid courage
'Cause you don’t feel shy
Some call it liquid honesty
‘Cause you show what’s inside
Some call it truth serum
Because it’s so hard to lie
But last night
It wasn’t any of those things
No, last night
It was just my heart singing
And you’re asking me whether I meant it
I’m here to tell you I meant
One hundred percent

One hundred percent
I meant every word of everything that I said

I’m telling everything, I’m saying it plain
Like a honest farmer praying for rain
Like a curious moon peering over the hedge
I’m looking to you; did you hear what I said
Last night we got a little crazy
And through our polished glasses things got hazy
I said some things I never said before
I used some words I never used before
Like love and forever, promise, whatsoever
And now I want to say them again

Some call it liquid courage
'Cause you don’t feel shy
Some call it liquid honesty
‘Cause you show what’s inside
Some call it truth serum
Because it’s so hard to lie
But last night
It wasn’t any of those things
No, last night
It was just my heart singing
And you’re asking me whether I meant it
I’m here to tell you I meant
One hundred percent

One hundred percent
I meant every word of everything that I said
Track Name: Teach Me 2 Forget
If it's just your mind pondering
I guess that's fine
We all have some questions
From time to time
But if it's your heart deciding
And screaming this ain't right
Who am I to tell you that you're mine

If you go, it will be so hard to forget you
Your voice is like a tune in my head
If you go, you've got to promise to stay right here
Sit beside me, teach me how to forget

Stay close, I need a lesson in forgetting
Don't go, give me a lesson in forgetting
Stay close, I need a lesson in forgetting
Your voice is like a tune in my head

Don't you know it's just your mind drifting
So tell me your daydreams
I always love to hear about how you're feeling
No it couldn't be your heart
Sailing to another sea
When I kiss your eye, you'll just see me

If you go, it will be so hard to forget you
Your voice is like a tune in my head
If you go, you've got to promise to stay right here
Sit beside me, teach me how to forget

Stay close, I need a lesson in forgetting
Don't go, give me a lesson in forgetting
Stay close, I need a lesson in forgetting
Your voice is like a tune in my head
Track Name: Every Thing
When I saw my suitcase
Sitting on the front porch
That’s when I knew that your mind was made
With the wind of a storm and the fire of a torch
You issued me my fate
You said I should’ve known
But I never had the notion
Never did it even once cross my mind
I took my wedding ring
And threw it in the ocean
To never find it back to make it right

So give me my silver spoon
Give me those books I never read
And my horseshoes
I want everything back but you
Have you seen through tear-stained eyes
The ugly side of a wave goodbye, goodnight
And give me that box of matches too
I’m taking everything back to spite you
I want everything back but you
I want everything back but you

With a car full of shit, full of everything I owned
I felt heavy like a mountain
When I pulled over to the shoulder of the road
I felt like I was drowning
I began to think that I should lighten my load
And I thought of how I left you
I heard your voice and the lesson that you told
And I knew what I had to do

So I gave away my silver spoon
I gave away the books and the box of matches
And horseshoes
And then I drove to the ocean blue
And I reached down with my hand
Found my wedding ring laying in the sand
Goddamn
And I dreamt I told you everything
How I gave it all up and found that ring

But now I don't want anything back but you
I don't want anything back but you
Track Name: I Accept
You came here to tell me you're sorry
You say you want to make amends
But there's nothing I want to do now
Nothing to do now except
Accept
The good and the bad
Whether happy or sad
There's nothing in you that I don't
Accept

All the secrets kept
I accept
All the tears we wept
I accept
In the old rusty car where we slept
In the morning I kissed you and said
I accept

It nice that you're saying you're sorry
Nice that you want to make amends
It may be sad but it's true
There ain't much I can do
Not much to do now except
Accept
The good and the bad
Whether happy or sad
There's nothing in you that I don't
Accept (Accepting you it was all that was left to do; accepting you when I knew that I wanted to)
Accept

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