Lyrics from
'neath your covers part 1

 


1. Thunder Road
(Bruce Springsteen)


The screen door slams
Mary's dress waves
Live a vision she dances across the porch
As the radio plays
Roy Orbison singing for the lonely
Hey that's me and I want you only
Don't turn me home again
I just can't face myself alone again.

Don't run back inside
Darling you know just what I'm here for
So you're scared and you're thinking
That maybe we ain't that young anymore
Show a little faith, there's magic in the night
You ain't a beauty, buy hey you're alright
Oh and that's alright with me

You can hide 'neath the covers
And study your pain
Make crosses from your lovers
Throw roses in the rain
Waste your summer praying in vain
For a savior to rise from these streets
Well now I'm no hero
That's understood
All the redemption I can offer
Is beneath this dirty hood
With a chance to make it real somehow
Hey what else can we do now?

Except roll down the windows
and let the wind blow back your hair
Well, the night busted open
and these two lane will take us anywhere
We've got one last chance to make it real
To trade in these wings on some wheels
Climb in back, heaven's waiting on down the tracks
Oh, come take my hand
We're heading out tonight to case the promise land
Oh Thunder Road, Oh Thunder Road,
Oh Oh Thunder Road.

There are ghosts in the eyes
of all the boys you sent away
They ride this dusty beach road
in the skeleton frames of burnt out Chevrolets
They scream your name at night in the street
Your graduation gown lies in rages at their feet
In the lonely cool before dawn
You hear their engines roaring on
But when they get to the porch they're gone

On the wind,
So Mary climb in,
It's a town full of losers
and I'm pulling out of here to win.


4, Darkness, Darkness
(Jesse Colin Young)


Darkness, Darkness
Be my pillow
Take my head
And let me sleep
In the coolness of your shadow
In the silence of your deep

Darkness, Darkness
Hide my yearning
For the things I cannot be
Keep my mind from constant turning
Toward the things I cannot see now
Things I cannot see now
Things I cannot see

Darkness, darkness,
Long and lonesome,
Ease the day that brings me pain.
I have felt the edge of sadness,
I have known the depth of fear.
Darkness, darkness, be my blanket,
Cover me with the endless night,
Take away, take away the pain of knowing,
Fill the emptiness of right now,
Emptiness of right now, now, now
Emptiness of ri-ight now.

Darkness, darkness, be my pillow,
Take my hand, and let me sleep.
In the coolness of your shadow,
In the silence, the silence of your deep.
Darkness, darkness, be my blanket,
Cover me with the endless night,
Take away, take away the pain of knowing
Fill the emptiness of right now,
Emptiness of right now now now
Emptiness of right....
Oh yeah Oh yeah
Emptiness, emptiness
Oh yeah



2. Seventeen Seconds
(The Cure)

Time slips away
and the light begins to fade
Everything is quiet now

Feeling is gone
and the picture disappears
Everything is cold now

The dream had to end
the wish never came true
The girl, starts to sing

Seventeen seconds
A measure of life
Seventeen seconds
A measure of life

Seventeen seconds (repeated)


5. Helpless
(Neil Young )

First performed live by Margo and Michael Timmins
with Blue Rodeo on July 11, 1998
First performed by the Cowboy Junkies on May 22, 2002
in honour of Crazy Ed's 50th show and Cookie Bob's 60th plus show.

There is a town in north Ontario
With dream comfort memory to spare,
And in my mind I still need a place to go,
All my changes were there.

Blue, blue windows behind the stars,
Yellow Moon on the rise,
Big birds flying across the sky,
Throwing shadows on our eyes.

Leave us helpless, helpless, helpless.
Helpless, helpless, helpless.
Helpless, helpless, helpless.

Blue, blue windows behind the stars,
Yellow Moon on the rise,
Big birds flying across the sky,
Throwing shadows on our eyes.

Leave us helpless, helpless, helpless.
Helpless, helpless, helpless.
Helpless, helpless, helpless.

Baby can you hear me know?
The chains are locked and locked
and tied across the door.
Baby sing with me somehow.

Helpless, helpless, helpless.
Helpless, helpless, helpless.
Helpless, helpless, helpless.

 


3. Lungs
(Townes Van Zandt)

Won't you lend your lungs to me?
Mine are collapsing.
Plant my feet and bitterly breathe
up the time that's passing.
Breath I'll take and breath I'll give
pray the day's not poison
stand among the ones that live
in lonely indecision.

Fingers walk the darkness down
mind is on the midnight.
Gather up the gold you've found
you fool, it's only moonlight.
If you try to take it home
your hands will turn to butter.
You better leave this dream alone
try to find another.

Salvation sat and crossed herself
and called the devil partner.
Wisdom burned upon a shelf
who'll kill the raging cancer.
Seal the river at its mouth
take the water prisoner.
Fill the sky with screams and cries
bathe in fiery answers.

Jesus was an only son
and love his only concept.
Strangers talk in foreign tongues
and dirty up the doorstep
and I for one, and you for two
ain't got the time for outside.
Just keep your injured looks to you
we'll tell the world we tried

Keep your injured looks to you
we'll tell the world we tried.




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Last update: June 19, 2004
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