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SHOOTER JENNINGS lyrics - Black Ribbons

Don't Feed The Animals

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Things get tougher when the sun goes down In the streets and alleys, all the animals collide Don't feed the animals Things get tougher when the sun goes down In the streets and alleys, all the animals collide Don't feed the animals I am an animal And I'm gonna tear you limb from limb I am an animal And I'm gonna tear you limb from limb I saw you staring through your long, brown hair I caught your scent from way over there You say that you're stayin at the Sunset Marquee And you gave me a key to room 116 A couple more drinks and we're feelin the booze So we trudged up to your hotel room But your momma never thought when you came out of the womb That you'd throw yourself to animals You sing your song like a bird in a cage But deep down inside Your mom kept you safe 'til you were of age I bet your daddy never thought you'd be an animal Things get tougher when the sun goes down In the streets and alleys, all the animals collide Don't feed the animals Things get tougher when the sun goes down In the streets and alleys, all the animals collide Don't feed the animals I am an animal And I'm gonna tear you limb from limb I am an animal And I'm gonna tear you limb from limb

Animals

COLDPLAY
Version I Animals, We're all disposable, collapsable and raw, I suppose it's just a state I'm in, Animals who climb, Are climbing over you until you say Off you go, Off you go Animals, You are, looking for the answers just like me, And I go off and find a way, I make the most, make the most Talking in my world, [ what's this part? mail me if you find out! ] But if you're gonna go, go now, If you're gonna go, go now, I forgot to tell you how, If you're gonna go, go now, Animals, We're all disposable, collapsable and raw, I suppose it's just a state I'm in, Oh Animal I am, I made all my excuses and I, I miss my chance like a storm, slow But if you're gonna go, go now, If you're gonna go, go now, I forgot to tell you how, If you're gonna go, go now, I'm looking for the animal, I'm looking for the animal, I'm searching for the animals, yeah I'm looking for the animal Version II Animal I am disposable, collapsable and raw, in you go into some crowded room. An animal that runs around, away from you and now I'm scared, so off you go, off you go. Animals you are you're searching for the future just like me and I don't know which way to turn. An animal that climbs, I climb away from you and then you say off you go, off you go. Now if you're gonna go, go now Cos if you're gonna go, go now I forgot to tell you how If you're gonna go, go now. Animal I am disposable, collapsable and raw, I should know which way by now. I'm an animal that runs, I made all my excuses to you, and i missed my chance by a stones throw. If you're gonna go, go now cos if you're gonna go, go now I forgot to tell you how so if you're gonna go, go now.

Migration

JIMMY BUFFETT "A1A"
Lookin back at my background tryin' to figure out how I ever got here. Some things are stil a mystery to me While others are much to clear. I'm just livin' in the sunshine, Stay contented most of the time. Yeah, listenin to Murphy, Walker and Willis, Sing me their Texas rhymes. Now most of the people who retire in Florida are wrinkled and they lean on a crutch. And mobile homes are smotherin' my keys; Well I hate those bastards so much. I wish a summer squall would blow them all the way up to fantasy land. They're ugly and square, they don't belong here. They look a lot better as beer cans. [Chorus:] Yeah, That's why it's still a mystery to me, Why some people live like they do. So many nice things happening out there, Never even seen the clues. Whoa, but we're doin' fine, we can travel and rhyme. I know we've been doing our part. Got a Caribbean soul I can barely control and some Texas hidden here in my heart. Well now, I might have joined the merchant marine, If I hadn't learned how to sing. And on top of that I got married too early, And it cost me much more than a ring. But those crazy days are over, You've just got to learn from the wrong things you've done. I came off the rebound, started looking around, Figured out it's time to have a little fun. [Chorus] Well now, if I ever live to be an old man, I'm gonna sail down to Martinique. I'm gonna buy me a sweat stained Bogart suit and an African parakeet. And then I'll sit him on my shoulder and open up my trusty old mind. I'm gonna teach him how to fuss, Teach him how to cuss, And pull the cork out of a bottle of wine. [Chorus] Yeah, I got a Caribbean soul I can barely control and some Texas hidden here in my heart.

Keep Ridin On

JAWGA BOYZ
He wakes up to the alarm clock it's goin off hits the snooze for ten more minutes he dozes off but it's time to get up, get a shower go to work, get no respect again his boss is a jerk and deep inside it lerks, the pain and the hurt, he wants a change but he wears the same shirt again for 6 years he struggles with the fear of changing what he knows to fight off the tears but it's a new day, he wonders what it would take to have new dreams and to own new things it's a small price to pay, to get up and leave than to stay here, and continue to bleed so he hops in his car, off to work he goes the choice that was made, only he knows he starts to smile as he hits the gas cause hes got a new plan and a new task Gonna keep ridin on he's gonna ride off into the sunset he's got some things that he aint done yet cause he needs something different in his life cause some things are just not right She's sick and tired of everything he's done, said he's working late but he's out havin fun messin around gettin phone numbers on the side, got 2 phones but only 1 that he hides thinks he's bein slick, thinks she don't know, but she found out about a week ago know the whole deal, knows what he's doin, knows she's not the only chic that he's screwin so she knows now, it's a new day, she's got to leave and knows she can't stay small price to pay, to get up and leave than to stay here and continue to bleed so she hops in her car and off she goes, where to now she really don't know but she starts to smile as she hits the gas cause she's got a new plan and a new task Gonna keep ridin on she's gonna ride off into the sunset she's got some things that she aint done yet she needs something different in her life cause some things are just not right Sometimes we all just need a change and things in life need rearranged it's time to get over the shame of changing what if left to claim sometimes we're all stuck in the rain, it'll stay the same if you remain it's up to you to make a change in you don't ride on your left to blame and now it's time, to make a stand, replace your life with a brand new plan so take your life and change it's course if you feel like, you can't take it anymore

To Beat The Devil

WAYLON JENNINGS "Good Hearted Woman"
It was winter time in Nashville Down on Music City Row I was lookin' for a place to get Myself out of the cold To warm the frozen feelin' That was eatin' at my soul And keep the chilly winds off my guitar. My thirsty wanted whiskey And my hunger needed beans But I guess it'd been a month of payday Since I heard that eagle scream So with a stomach full of empty And a pocket full of dreams I left my pride and stepped inside a bar Actually I guess you'd call it a tavern Cigarette smoke to the ceiling Sawdust on the floor friendly shadows. I saw that there was just An old man sittin' at the bar In the mirror I could see him Checkin' me and my guitar He said come up here boy Show us what you are I said I'm dry, he bought me a beer He nodded at my guitar. Said it's a tough life ain't it I just looked at him And he said you ain't Makin' any money are you I said you been readin' my mail He just smiled and said let me see that guitar I got somethin' you oughta hear Then he laid it on me. If you waste your time a talkin' To the people who don't listen To the things that you are sayin' Who do you thinks gonna hear And if you should die explainin' How the thing they complain about Or the things they could be changing Who do you thinks gonna care. There were lots of other singers In the world turned deaf and blind Who were crucified for what they tried to show Now their voices have been scattered By the swirling winds of time And the truth remains that no one wants to know. Well, the old man was a stranger But I'd've heard his song before Back when failure had me locked out On the wrong side of the door No one stood behind me but my shadow on the floor And lonesome was more than a state of mind You see the devil haunts a hungry man And if you don't wanna join him Well, he's gotta figure out someway to beat him And I ain't sayin' I beat the devil But I drink his beer for nothin' And then I stole his song You can still hear me singin' To the people who don't listen To the things that I am sayin' Prayin' someone's gonna hear And I guess I'll die explaining How the things that they complain about Are things they could be changin' Hopin' someone's gonna care. I was born to be a singer And I'm bound to die the same But I've got to feed this hunger in my soul If I never have a nickel I won't even die in shame 'Cause I don't believe that no one wants to know...

Occasional Demons

JETHRO TULL "Catfish Rising"
Well, you got a big-jib crane waiting to pick you up. Mmmm, you see those snakes that crawl, they're just dying to trip you up. Live out in sad shacks at the back of town. Hold your breath while we do you down 'cos we're all kinds of animals coming here: occasional demons too. Well, you got a nice apartment here with appliances and CD. We're gonna leave your stereo, but we'll have your soul for tea. I'm not speaking of material things. Gonna chew you up, gonna suck you in 'cos we're all kinds of animals coming here: occasional demons too. Smokestacks, belching black, we're the have-nots in your shade. How about a slice of life, how about some human trade Eat at the best table in town. No headwaiter going to turn us down 'cos we're all kinds of animals coming here: occasional demons too.

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