WARREN HAYNES : MAN IN MOTION

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Released: 05.10.11
Concord Records

  1. Man In Motion
  2. River’s Gonna Rise
  3. Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday
  4. Sick of My Shadow
  5. Your Wildest Dreams
  6. On A Real Lonely Night
  7. Hattiesburg Hustle
  8. A Friend To You
  9. Take A Bullet
  10. Save Me


Lyrics

MAN IN MOTION
Still life is overrated
Burn-out factor is part of the game
Life should be an adventure
Anything else is a crying shame
People gather round to see
Day by day
Just what he’s gonna be
He’s here, he’s gone
He’s moving on

What do you expect the boy to do
He’s just a fire burning
A storm passing through
Proceed with caution
He’s a man in motion

Hard to say when the motion began
Big time dreams in a
Small town man
Some days peace of mind
Is all you hope to find
Folks back home wouldn’t understand
Moving town to town
Band to band
You say someday you’re gonna stop
But they keep moving the finish line

What do you expect the boy to do
He’s just a fire burning
A storm passing through
Proceed with caution
He’s a man in motion

His life has been a race
Love of the game thrill of the chase
It’s only 8 seconds but you live for the ride

What do you expect the boy to do
What do you expect the boy to do
He’s just a fire burning
A storm passing through
Proceed with caution
Proceed with caution
Proceed with caution
He’s a man in motion

RIVER’S GONNA RISE
Darkness hides the faces
Of we who hold the power
We don’t need to be rich
We only need to be free
Chains of oppression
Never gonna break
But a day will come when we hold the key
Time will remind us
That the people still have a choice
And we don’t want violence
Until there’s no other choice

But the river’s gonna rise
Wash our struggles away
The sun is gonna shine
Shine down on a brand new day

Bells will be ringing
Flames reaching to the sky
Higher and higher
Fueled by the winds of change
Sweet taste of freedom
Fresh on the tips of our tongues
And the dust of the past is all that shall remain
Echoes of our voices
Ringing all through the town
Will drown out the memories
Of the days when we were bound

The river’s gonna rise
Wash our struggles away
The sun is gonna shine
Shine down on a brand new day

Yeah, we’re gonna rise up singing
Like a bird on the wing
A million hearts beating
To the rhythm that the new day brings

The river’s gonna rise
The river’s gonna rise
The river’s gonna rise
Wash our struggles away
And the sun is sun is gonna shine
Shine down on the brand new day
Shine down on the brand new day
Shine down on the brand new day

EVERYDAY WILL BE LIKE A HOLIDAY
Everyday will be like a holiday
When my baby comes home
She’s been gone
For such a long time
Since she’s been gone
She’s been on my mind
But I got a letter this morning
Just about noon
She said don’t worry I’ll be home soon and

Everyday will be like a holiday
When my baby comes home

I won’t have to worry
Sitting by the phone
When she gets here I know I’ll never be alone
She called me, said “baby I’ll be there sometime today” and
When she gets here she’ll never go away and

Everyday will be like a holiday
When my baby comes home
Everyday will be like a holiday
When my baby comes home
Everyday will be like a holiday
When my baby comes home

SICK OF MY SHADOW
I want to go for a long walk
I might need some company
Someone I can relate to
Someone other than me
I’m tired of these conversations
I keep on having in my head
But it’s a long way home once you’ve made your bed

I’m sick of my shadow
Want to shed my skin
Sick of my shadow
What a shape I’m in
Sick of myself, and everything I do
I’m sick of my shadow since I lost you

Oh yeah so I got some problems
What else is new?
I spend too much time in my black and white world
Trying to paint it blue
But we cant all be like you, dear
With your million dollar smile
Some of us don’t bounce back
We stay down for a while

I’m sick of my shadow
Want to shed my skin
Sick of my shadow
What a shape I’m in
Sick of myself, and everything I do
Sick of my shadow since I lost you

All I need is that one shot
One big lucky break
I can finally wipe the slate clean
Pay for all my mistakes
Just let me roll ‘em hot tonight Jesus
I swear I’ll walk away
Lose this chip on my shoulder
Keep my demons at bay

I’m sick of my shadow
Want to shed my skin
Sick of my shadow
What a shape I’m in
Sick of myself, and everything I do
Sick of my shadow since I lost you
(Repeat Chorus)

YOUR WILDEST DREAMS
If you need me you know where you can find me
I’ll be there in your wildest dreams

I hear the word out on the street
Oh, that you’re feeling guilty
Your decision was made in anger and haste
They say a love like ours should stand the test of time
Yes a love like ours is too good to waste

But when I needed someone to hold me
You were off and gone with someone else
And time don’t stop the pain
And the tears I cry
And now you’re telling me
We can put it all behind us
Yeah, you’re telling me
“Honey, this time I’ve changed”

Well, if you need me you know where you can find me
I’ll be there in your wildest dreams

Woman I can’t deny
That what we had was real
So real that I might never be the same
Sometimes the flame burned brighter
Brighter than the sun
And we cooled ourselves in the soft summer rain
Yeah, sometimes I still long to hold you
To drown myself again
And time ain’t never gonna stop the pain
And the tears I cried
I’m not trying to say I wont be lost without you
I’m not trying to say I wont break down

But if you need me you know where you can find me
I’ll be there in your wildest dreams

ON A REAL LONELY NIGHT
You’ve been out of my life for sometime now
Seems like a long long while
Sometimes thoughts of you
Bring tears to my eyes
Other times they bring a smile
I remember what you told me
We would always be close in our hearts
Must be easy to say
In another man’s arms
And we’re so damn far apart but

On a real lonely night
I can almost hear you laughing
It’s making me a fool
And I can almost see your face
On a real lonely night

There’s a picture of you
Hanging on my wall
Such a lovely girl
Sometimes I feel like breaking it to pieces
Like you did to my world
And other times I want to hold it in my arms
Like a ball and chain
I know ‘til I’m through
Loving you
I can never love again but

On a real lonely night
I can almost hear you laughing
It’s making me a fool
On a real lonely night
There’s just no way to pass the time
I walk around and talk to myself
Pretending that it’s you
And I can almost see your face

I can’t hold you
Like I used to do

On a real lonely night
I can almost hear you laughing
And feel your warm breath
Upon my skin
It’s making me a fool
On a real lonely night
There’s just no way to pass the time
I walk around and talk to myself
Pretending that it’s you and
I can almost see your face
I can almost see your face
On a real lonely night
On a real lonely night
On a real lonely night
I can almost hear you laughing

HATTIESBURG HUSTLE
Poor boy-hailed from Mississippi
Had dreams beyond just a family
Left home when he was just seventeen
Never even looked back till he was twenty three
By then he’d been through the ringer
Made himself a name as a singer
Read about in all of the papers
How the boy got lost in the vapors

Ego is a muscle-just add fame and watch it swell

Lot of things have changed since the old days
God bless the fool who gets in your way
Too much time living with your own disease
Too many lines blurring out the boundaries
Lost friends fallen by the wayside
Lost lovers take it all in stride
Eyes closed ** still it should be plain to see
You’re not the boy that you used to be

Ego is a muscle-just add fame and watch it swell
Do the Hattiesburg Hustle, shuffle ‘em off to Hell

Take me back in time
Show me things as they were
Let my soul unwind
Take me to the place where things ain’t such a blur

Poor boy-hailed from Mississippi
Had dreams beyond just a family

Ego is a muscle-just add fame and watch it swell
Do the Hattiesburg Hustle, shuffle ‘em off to Hell
Shuffle ‘em off to Hell
Shuffle ‘em off to Hell
Shuffle ‘em off to Hell

A FRIEND TO YOU
Dive in, dive in, boy
The water’s only deep
And head first is the only way into this life

Oh sit right down
Is there anything I can do
To be a friend to you
Maybe give you something you could keep
But what would that be

Ride on, ride on, boy
Your white horse into the wind
Critic’s darling-poet to the working man
They try to love you but they will never understand

Oh sit right down
Is there anything I can do
To be a friend to you
Maybe give you something you could keep
Everything you had you either lost or threw away
And at the end of the day
I guess that’s what I’ll be
When you’re finally through with me

You and your mystical charm
A hole in your soul-another in your arm
People bow down to you
But they could never bow so low as when you sink
Like a stone
Into your blue throne

Wasted, wasted, wasting away
Like the years we’ve both seen come and go
No way to bring it all back
Screaming your lungs out
Where have all the listeners gone?
Did they turn their back on greatness?
Did they turn their back on a light divine?
They say every star burns out in time

Boy, sit right down
Is there anything I can do
To be a friend to you
Maybe give you something you could keep
But what would that be
Everything you had you either lost or threw away
I’ll tell ya, at the end of the day
I guess that’s what I’ll be
When you’re finally through with me
When you’re finally through with me
When you’re finally through with me

TAKE A BULLET
You upset me
More than anybody on this planet
Make me feel so bad some times
Honey, I can’t stand it
Make me wonder why you’re even with me
Then you turn around, turn around
Tell me how much you miss me

Oh, I don’t understand half the things you do
But I, I’d take a bullet for you

You test me on a regular basis
Contest me
Honey, you know I can’t take this
Make me look deep down, deep down inside of me
So deep down inside, to a part of me I don’t want to see

Oh, I don’t understand half the things you do
But I, I’d take a bullet for you

Yeah, sometimes when you hold me
The whole world seems to fall away
No matter how much I hate to admit it
Our love is here to stay

Oh, I don’t understand half the things you do
But I, I’d take a bullet for you…
Take a bullet, baby

SAVE ME
If I needed you
Would you come to me?
If I was lost
Would you comfort me?

If I had all I could take
Of this old unforgiving world
Could I count on you
To pull me through? And

Save me
Shelter me from the pouring rain
Lift me up with your precious love
Make this half a man feel whole again
If I needed strength to carry on and
Feeling your touch, it was the only way
Would you be here today?
Would you find a way
To save me.

Losing you
Hardest thing I’ve ever done but
I gave up our life together
To find my day in the sun.
And now when I look into someone’s eyes
I see the reflection of a fool
Too proud to pray
But still waiting for the day that
You’ll come back into my life, and

Save me.
Shelter me from the pouring rain
Lift me up with your precious love
Make this half a man feel whole again
If I needed strength to carry on
And feeling your touch, oh it was the only way
Would you be here today?
Would you find a way
To save me

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