JOHN DENVER lyrics - Annie's Song

Chained To The Wheel

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This song appears on three albums, and was first released on the Different Directions album, and has also been released on The Gift You Are and The John Denver Collection - Annie's Song albums. Know what you really need You can't get enough Too many mouths to feed Ain't life enough Call this survival Don't pray for a sign Know what you really want You can't get it back Down on the water front Better watch out Jack Nights on the mainline Rust on the rail I've seen 'em swindle this town I've seen 'em tumble it down I've seen red rivers, fire and steel I've felt the thunder chained to the wheel Know what you mean to me Goes deeper than that Can't fight your destiny Don't know where it's at Don't look for light'n Or pray for a sign I've heard the legends I've watched the skies I feel the power The flame in your eyes I've seen 'em swindle this town I've seen 'em tumble it down I've seen red rivers, fire and steel I've felt the thunder chained to the wheel Words by Nick Smith and Music by Joe Camilleri

Old Doc Brown

JOHNNY CASH "Ride This Train"
He was just an old country doctor in a little country town Fame and fortune had passed him by though we never saw him frown As day by day in his kindly way he'd serve us one and all Many a patient forgot to pay although Doc's fees were small Though he needed his dimes and there were times that he'd receive a fee He'd pass it onto some poor soul that needed it worse than he He had to sell his furniture couldn't pay his office rent So to a dusty room over a livery stable Doc Brown and his satchel went And on the hitchin' post at the kerb below to advertise his wares He nailed a little sign that read Doc Brown has moved upstairs There he kept on helping folks get well,for his heart was jus'pure gold, But anyone with eyes could see that Doc was gettin' old. Then one day he didn't answer when they knocked upon his door Old Doc Brown was layin' down but his soul was no more They found him there in that old black suit on his face was a smile of content But all the money they could find on him was a quarter and a copper cent So they opened up his ledger and what they saw gave their hearts a pull Beside each debtor's name old Doc had write these words Paid In Full Old Doc should had a funeral fine enough for a king It's a ghastly joke our town was broke and no one could give a thing 'Cept Jones an undertaker he did mighty well Donatin' an old iron casket he had never been able to sell And the funeral procession it wasn't much for grace and pomp and the style But those wagon loads of mourners they stretched out for more than a mile We wanted to give him a monument we kinda figured we owed him one Cause he made our town a better place for all the good he'd done We pulled up that old hitchin' post where Doc had nailed a sign We'd painted it white and to all of us it certainly did look fine Now the rains and the snows have washed away our white trimmin's of paint There ain't nothin' left but Doc's own sign and that's gettin' pretty faint But you can still see that old hitchin' post as if in answer to our prayers Mutely tellin' the whole wide world Doc Brown has moved upstairs

Legendary Tales

Rhapsody "Legendary Tales"
And darkness covers all the land the silent river flows the jesters dance around the flame playing an ancient song A song of mighty warriors of epic bloody fights while moonlight meets the manor's walls and I must close my eyes Another tale of infinite wars for the defenders of holy light the fire enters my mind the blood of the innocent before my eyes spreading the wings of the dream I want to win between fire and steel for them all Some knights sleep near fire drowned in their own red wine the elder looks at the high flame knowing the fight will reprise The magic twittering of the birds meets the light of dawn the ancient song is fading now but my old dream carries on Another tale of infinite wars for the defenders of holy light the fire enters my mind the blood of the innocent before my eyes spreading the wings of the dream I want to win between fire and steel for them all

House On Fire

KANSAS "In The Spirit Of Things"
(Steve Walsh / Steve Morse / Bob Ezrin / Phil Ehart) She strides down 7th street Smokey night - summer heat Commotion - concrete fires Where neon souls are burning His whole life - a hung jury She was the crime - Wheel's gonna pay She's got blue steel; cocked and locked She is Justice - Justice is burning She's turning the tables upside down She's like a flame; she's burning higher She's like a house on fire - House on fire Wheel feels lucky - drinkin' blind One track mind - sheer distraction Steps on cracks, breakin' backs Nothin's sacred on the other side He turns left - she turns right They both step through the veil of night Cold blue steel reflection And Wheel's got nowhere to hide She's turning the tables upside down She's like a flame; she's burning higher She's like a house on fire - House on fire Players of passion playing with fire Streetlights are flashing but who are they for Fisted love fueling fantasy Is love worth the fire he's asking for

Too Soon (Biggie Tribute)

JOELL ORTIZ
[Verse 1:] I remember how I felt when your tape dropped Like 'how the hell can't find a song that ain't hott' Strong voice, your delivery is unmatched Your metaphors made it sure that you run rap Gucci sweater with the Kango hats When you was clubbin lumberjack with the hat to match When you was thuggin, to this day I listen back to your tracks Like you was buggin Felt like strangling that faggot ass nigga who threw the slug in And murked the king Probably some jerk who wasn't worth a thing You gave the ladies all them words to sing Gave the hustlers commandments to live by My how the time has wizzed by I know your proud of Jay, he a big guy Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis Now it's Xbox 360, Playstation on the hip But when it comes to this game Ain't a damn thing changed Damn that man blew out an early flame... cause your still the man [Chorus:] Your candle burned out Way before your legend ever lived I'll see to it that you live Talking bout you to the kids Like this man right here handled his biz Anybody who heard him knows what it is (Blew out too soon) [repeat] [Verse 2:] You wrote my favorite song of all-time Whoever pulled the trigger on you had a small mind Cause see this dude right here was a lot more than rap I guess he was over ya'll head like a bad quarterback Not mine, when I got signed I dwelled on what he spoke Rhyme for the bitches the niggas want what the bitches want end quote Ain't nobody better at putting emotion on the track It's well understand why you cause commotion when you rap Man you had the juice Some people think that you lied, you never died, and you back in the booth Man how I wish that was the truth Because with you back in town... we could lead this game back to it's roots We sincerely miss you The whole world wished every one of them shells clearly missed you Brenda's baby havin babies, now I'm fed up I'll address this one though, you keep your head up [Chorus x2]

Wheel Of Fortune

JOHN CAFFERTY & THE BEAVER BROWN BAND "Roadhouse"
Well I got me a job in this little smokestack town And everyday I'm out workin on the line And I wear the scars on my arms of a man of steel Seems I've spent my whole life feein' a little sick and tired And every now and then I wonder Was it really worth all the struggle and the pain But then I look into the eyes of this little family of mine And I know I'll get up in the morning and go out and do it all again But then I hear a sound crash like thunder It's just me fallin' down hard like the rain Looks like I'm goin down under That great big wheel of fortune again Looks like I'm goin down under That great big wheel of fortune again Well I got me a job in this little haystack town And everyday I'm out working till the sun goes down And just like my daddy and his daddy before him I mixed my blood with the soil of this sacred ground And every now and then I wonder Was there something I missed somewhere out there Beyond the edge of these clouds But then I feel a sense of pride and a sense of home and place From a hundred years of being firmly planted on this ground But then I hear a sound crash like thunder It's just me fallin' down hard like the rain Looks like I'm goin down under That great big wheel of fortune again Looks like I'm goin down under That great big wheel of fortune again Me I roam from town to town And I'm seeing good folks goin down All across this land There's a promise being broken... a dream being sold And you can feel it in your heart when the truth is told So... So how did we get fooled again How did we get fooled again now Well I got me a job in this little oil well town And everyday I'm out workin in the fields And my hands are stained with this black southern gold My mind is numb from the sound of this drivin wheel Every now and then I wonder What could have been... What might have been If I'd taken a few steps further from my home When I take a look around I can see I ain't got much But what I got I can surely call my own But then I hear a sound crash like thunder It's just me fallin' down hard like the rain Looks like I'm goin down under That great big wheel of fortune again Looks like I'm goin down under That great big wheel of fortune again

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