Dd @ Blue Heaven 2010

by DAN dYER

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released December 21, 2010

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DAN dYER Austin

Soul-folk singer-songwriter & multi-instrumentalist, raised in East TX on Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder & Merle Haggard. Dyer’s voice and live show intensity are raw and hot, yet soulful and sensitive, drawing from a wealth of classic soul, blues, folk, and R&B legends. His songs are dynamic, melodic, and intelligently seductive, and range from gospel-tinged ballads to classic strummed folk tales. ... more

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Track Name: Two Caribou
you appeared from the edge of the wood
like a black haired, brown skinned doe eyed little girl
right then and there i knew i’d never hurt another
never take aim at another daughter’s mother

the wind moved like a breath between the leaves
and every breath i took hung upon the breeze
like some lost cloud, forgotten and tossed out
vanished in the air and never talked about

if i ever see you again
i’ll be sure to let my courage win
walk up to you, talk softly to you
we can slip away like two caribou
and leave it all behind
disappear into the wilderness
lost amongst the pines and the wild watercress
leave it all behind

not a day goes by
when i don’t think about when you and i
stood toe to toe fifty yards apart
held together by some invisible arc

i can feel you tremble beneath your skin
you didn’t know if you would lose or if you’d win
but i can’t help but grieve every loss
gather up the pieces of everything i’ve tossed

if i ever see you again
i’ll be sure to let my courage win
walk up to you, talk softly to you
we can slip away like two caribou
and leave it all behind
disappear into the wilderness
lost amongst the pines and the wild watercress
leave it all behind

hold me now, hold me tight
this love’s a time travel into the night
a metamorphose, transformed and joyous
we can run away where no one can bother us
leave it all behind
disappear into the wilderness
lost amongst the pines and the wild watercress
leave it all behind
Track Name: I Emerged A Man
i was born a mouse
not much larger than a bean
i didn’t grow much larger
still the world at large did i see
my curiosity took me
from the prairie to the woods
until one day to the river’s edge
i stopped and stared and stood

what would this life be without a swim
is my reflection deep beyond this film
i’ve gotten what i need from close perspective
so i believe i’ll take a dive right in

i emerged a frog
with an olive tint of green
the web between my toes
propelled me through the water deep
i didn’t have my rodent’s nose
but my eyes through murkiness could see
and then one day i saw the sun
and rose, and stopped, and breathed

what would this life be without the sky
the kingdom of the moon and stars so high
i’ve gotten what i need from water’s mysteries
i think i’ll grow some wings and try to fly

i emerged a bird
and warm currents lifted me
to a place amongst the clouds
for the first time i could see
the whole fabric of the land
all the fields and woods i ran
and the river’s winding gleam
made me stop, and stare, and dream

what would this life be without a mind
to process all the scenes as they unwind
a factory of dreams, our thoughts are building blocks
that shape reality, and let us be
Track Name: High Horse
get off your high horse
you know i’ll never change course
for your love

i been trying, oh trying
but you know i’ll never go too far
i need it easy, easy
if you want me in your life

my time, my precious time
is running out
i need it easy, easy
if you want me in your life

oh i worry
that we’ll stay too long
and never be able to leave
oh i worry
that we’ll get used
to being unhappy
oh the rhythm
and momentum
will keep us in our place
yeah i worry
that we can’t keep up the pace

you say this is true love
and that we are meant to be
together

i’ve been trying, trying
to convince myself
this is not another bad mistake
because i can’t take
no more wasted time

so get off your high horse
if you love me
Track Name: On The Side
i've got a woman
on the side
i've got a woman
on the side
she don't ask me questions
or make demands
or cast perceptions
on who i am
i've got a woman
on the side

i've got money
on the side
i've got money
on the side
it's there when i want it
i don't have to flaunt it
it might buy you a dress
or a necklace
but if you're reckless
i might have to pawn it
i've got money
on the side

i've got a baby
on the side
i've got a baby
on the side
was a night i remember
a cold, cold December
and by the dying embers
we made love, love love
and i've got a baby
on the side
Track Name: World Is Tumbling Down
(chorus)
world is crumbling down
gonna fill all your rooms and empty spaces
leave all you knew foreign and traceless
all your favorite places transformed and faceless
world is crumbling down
as an untold and unaccountable disaster
six billion and rising, is it really so surprising
we’ve reached the end of our ride

what do you want from me?
i’m not aquaman
i’m just a tadpole in the sea
trying to make a living
oh, and if you think things are gonna change
just take a look around

(chorus)
world is tumbling down
gonna fill all your rooms and empty spaces
leave all you knew foreign and traceless
all your favorite places transformed and faceless
world is crumbling down
as an untold and unaccountable disaster
six billion and rising, is it really so surprising
we’ve reached the end of our ride

if i were the mastermind
i’d say everyone should die
maybe just the politicians
the CEOs or the FBI
i’m not pessimistic
i do believe we’re going down
world war three and the robot armies
or the nuclear underground
i didn’t come to preach to you tonight
but take a look around

(chorus)
world is tumbling down
gonna fill all your rooms and empty spaces
leave all you knew foreign and traceless
all your favorite places transformed and faceless
world is crumbling down
as an untold and unaccountable disaster
six billion and rising, is it really so surprising
we’ve reached the end of our ride

ooh...

seas are rising
poles de-icing
political ties
to corporate giants
mountains afire
ocean disasters
oil spills
trash fills
factory fish kills
air pollution
too many landfills
rivers and streams
standing cesspools
eroding coastlands
swamplands wastelands
redwoods felled just to make a bookstand
how much shit do we need to own
do we need to try do we need to buy
where’s it gonna go
where did it come from
what’s the real cost of disposable income
that’s an oxymoron, contradiction
that’s the truth of the human condition
what the fuck is wrong with us
what the fuck is wrong with us
what the fuck is wrong with us
how will our children think of us
oh, industrialization’s a bust

all of the things we thought would bring
joy to our lives, it’s all been lies

all been lies
all been lies...

(repeat chorus x 2)
Track Name: Sorry, Baby
i'm sorry, baby
sometimes my words rush out
like canaries from a cage

you're everything
that a man could want
don't know why i act so
senseless and depraved

there's a part of us
in both of us
that i don't trust
it makes us hurt the one's we love the most

and i have seen
the worst of things
and it grows like rings
inside a tree that's been beaten by the storm

i'm sorry, baby
that i haven't been around
when you needed me the most

well the road is a long one
and i can't count
how many lines i've crossed

so many nights
i was hypnotized
by halo's and headlights
and sometimes lost my sense of direction

we both have known
that i'll be gone
alone and alone
and i just wish i had you here beside me

i'm sorry, baby
Track Name: Words In My Head
i’ve got words in my head
i’ve got words in my head
i’ve got words in my head
and they’re better off said

well i’m a lover
i wish i were a fighter
yeah i’m a cheater
but in spite of
i still love her

i aint no giver
but i’m gonna take her
and hold her til she breaks free

well i’m a devil
i aint no angel
i’m a spinner
caught in tangles
but i need her here beside me
i’m gonna hold her til she breaks free

i’ve got words in my head
words in my head
words in my head
and they’re better off said
Track Name: Where I'm Going
where i’m going is where i am
i ain’t seeking no promised land
when i die please let me stand
among the ashes of my fellow man
where i’m going is where i am

no religion or politician
can move me from my only mission
to write a good song means more than wishing
and i’m gonna do the best i can
where i’m going is where i am

big breaks can wait
on my window sill
next to the golden tomorrows
and the better yet stills
you see, where i’m going is where i am

where i’m going is where i am
i ain’t seeking no promised land
when i die please let me stand
among the ashes of my fellow man
where i’m going is where i am

well i had lovers and i had friends
but all past lives must come to an end
you see, where i’m going is where i am

where i’m going is where i am.
Track Name: Runnin' For Your Life
the last thing
she told me
was "hold me,
don't let go of me"
it's been long since that day
and i can't say
i've felt that way
for a long time
it's been a long line
of cheap wine
and short stays
on hard floors
out back doors
blinded by sun rays

it ain't the pain that makes you weep
ain't the night that makes you sleep
when you are runnin for your life
leave behind a child and a wife

she wrote me
a letter
and told me
don't forget her
that's been
ten years
twelve states
and near escapes
i put on
my shoes
and walked through
these highway blues
only to get nowhere
i'm lonely without her

ain't the pain that makes you weep
ain't the night that makes you sleep
when you are running for your life
leave behind a child and a wife
Track Name: Anne-Marie
anne-marie
why are you trippin?
i just don't understand

anne-marie
why are you trippin?
you must've found another man

one and one don't make three
two leaves don't make a tree
i said baby, if you want me
you'd better take the he up out of we
said girl, you know i tried
just to keep you satisfied
but you lied and i almost cried
but i guess i didn't care enough

(chorus)

the first time i didn't see
the second time brought me to my knees
the third time i said, "baby please
don't you make lock the door and throw away the key
but you just kept pushin on
with jimmy, tyrell, and john
and when i had to get my gun
you should've seen them suckas run

anne-marie, oh baby, you better don't
you say i wouldn't, girl don't think i won't
you said, baby you shouldn't
aww girl i shall
don't make me kick you out
and find some other gal

(chorus)