Vol#3- Steamtrain Driver

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Vol#3 final in the "Original Ol'skool" series.

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released March 11, 2017

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Track Name: This Life
In this Life

Welcome to my world... Oh beautiful goddess
A fantasy world ...entombed in darkness
A crystal palace ... in the ice and snow
A place no light was never ...said to go

Colds all I feel and ...dark's all I see
Dream of a day ... you'd surely rescue me
A smile a kiss ... just one touch of your hand
Bring back the sun ... light up this ..soul again

If dreams of you bring me warmth... I'm insane
Lonesome thoughts... fill my head again
My bones are weary .. my soul is weak
n all these maddening thoughts... of eternal sleep

Some how I know ...that we can never be?
Darkness AAAAhhhh ... it's taking over me
I know there's nothing... nothing I can do
With my last breath ....I will surely think of you

I see you ... with sunlight in your hair
Living free .. ahh without a single care
You won't know me.. deep in my despair
Honey you're a dream...maybe a hope?... but you're not there

A preacher found me .. in a dream fore dawn
Hand me a preacher collar.. from a life long time gone
I put that collar ... back to his hand
That's aint for me .. not this time my friend

He said a task in life .. you must do
But the truth son been ...kept from you
That one you sought ... throughout all space and time
She died already .. in the life
Track Name: 4:30 in the Morning
4:30 in the Morning

Like the moon I sat alone... by the shadow of a tree
Like the moon I sat alone... by the shadow of a tree
4:30 in the morning.. my thoughts just will not ..let it be

She's a fine little woman .. sweet n kind in 'most every way
She's a fine little woman .. sweet n kind in 'most every way
She can't believe in me.. said I aint the type to ever stay

4:30 in the morning.. the air is cold it's dark n still
4:30 in the morning.. the air is cold it's dark n still
Like that moon I sat alone.. seem to know 'bout ...just the way I feel

So like that moon I sat alone.. morning breeze came sat with me
So like that moon I sat alone.. morning breeze came sat with me
She said she want a find a good man.. least want a better man than me

But it was not me baby.. the one that did not treat you right
But It was not me baby.. the one that did not treat you right
He don't spare a single thought to you.. I'm out lookin' to a big old moon at night

4:30 in the morning.. the air is cold it's dark n still
4:30 in the morning.. the air is cold it's dark n still
Like that moon I sat alone.. seem to know 'bout... just the way I feel

It was early Thursday morning... not long 'fore break of day
It was early Thursday morning... not long 'fore break of day
I asked that Big Ol' moon above.. Just... send a little hope my way

That Moon sat silent in the sky.. mornin' breeze looked off away
That Moon sat silent in the sky.. mornin' breeze looked off away
Like that moon I sat alone.. sat alone until the break of day.
Track Name: Moonlit Night
A Moonlit Night

I dreamed a house felt like a crypt..
Inside felt like my mind it slipped..
Into a time in space hat I could have been

The room was lit yet dark n dank..
Inside my soul my heart it sank
Until that sad photograph ..it took me back

3 portraits hung on the farthest wall...
My heart sank deep inside my soul...
Until it got so deep.. couldn't feel nothing at all

My mind in haze but a song heard clearly..
My voice sung words so sincerely..
If only my poor heart beat.. could feel the same

He sold his soul to a moonlit night .
I sit alone and I wonder why...
An imposition this lovely gift of life?

Too many hopes.. Too many dreams..
To contain in one world it seems
And failed dreams in time..
become burdens to bare

Destiny's the saddest word I know..
False hope to the sweetest souls
Meanwhile the champ..
Grinds away daily

You gotta grind, you gottsta do...
Trying don't make no dreams come true..
Try?.. You can throw that ugly word away

He sold his soul to a moonlit night..
In retrospect.. he said goodbye
Last words to me joked 'bout one last try
Last words to me joked 'bout one last try
Track Name: Best of Me
The Best of me

I had a girl ...she crazy bout me
Sweet little angel ...could not rescue me
Tear filled eyes boys.. became our destiny...
N' as I walked away....I left the Best of me.

Dark angel ..Eyes so fine
I know your soul girl... well as you know mine
As you reached to me...I was stone blind
Now where for art thou be?... a lonely ol' walk in time

Some fallen angel sent 6 steel strings...I hold dear boys.. above most other things
Gave a bird a sonic set of wings... Much as set me free.. Ohhh they fenced me in.

Another world some other night...My regret I didn't stay with you that night
This fool didn't hold you girl... just to be polite...Goodbye forever done ...By the first rays of morning light

I had a girl she crazy for me ... Sweet lil angel could not rescue me
That orphaned child ...loved this ...refugee
.....n as I walked away I left the Best of me.
Track Name: Mean lil Woman
Mean lil Woman

I know a mean little woman.. livin high up on the hill
I know a mean little woman.. she livin hill up on the Hill
She say she gone come see me.. But I don't believe she will

She got mean cold eyes ..ten mile stare
She cold as ice.. coz she knows how much I care
Coz she a mean lil woman.. she study evil all the time
But if I could have my way.. I'd make that mean ol' lady mine

Coz she a mean lil woman.. she don't like I treat her right
Told me she got a better man.. Now I can't rest at night
Coz she a mean lil woman... She livin' high up on that hill
She always say she gone come see me.. But I don't believe she will

There's a knock at my door.. I so hope it's her
I better open slow.. she may have her .44
Coz she's a mean lil woman.. stand 'bout 4ft from the ground
But that mean lil woman... she can't help but put me down

I took her out to dinner.. asked her baby be my wife
She smiled all so sweetly.. I didnt see the knife
Coz she's a mean lil woman.. she know my heart is true
She says she wanna see me.. but she never ever do.

Now she says she liked me.. but it's too late fool goodbye
I went in for a kiss.. I got a fist straight in my eye
Coz she's a mean lil woman.. bout 30 kilos drippin wet
But she's the hardest damn woman.. I most ever met

I was tryin' to be respectful.. trying to be sincere
I went a little close ... got slapped straight across my ear
Coz she a mean lil woman.. she study evil all day long
She surely gonna HEX me.. when she hear 'bout this song
Track Name: Heavy Fuel
Heavy Fuel

Once knew the sweetest woman ... she was livin way out cross town
Once knew the sweetest little girl... she was livin way out cross the town
But now she broke 'n tired defeated.. that lil gal she... damn near brok'n down


She said she gonna come n see me.. called me cryin' on the telephone
She said she gonna come see me.. lil gal told me cryin' on that telephone
But she don't think to need me.. less her latest fool been doin her wrong

She' hard work n she's trouble.. Blind man can see she's all fuss n fight
She' hard work n she's trouble.. Blind man can see she's all fuss n fight
Ease my worried mind .. to hear her cryin' in my telephone late at night

She cryin life's so unfair honey.. life's unfair so cold n cruel
My baby aint got no clothes honey... what in the world a poor girl s'posed do?
But a blind man can see.. she deep in love with the heavy fuel

She had the world in the palm of her hand.. be anything she want to be
She had the world in the palm of her hand.. be anything she want to be
That voice me on my receiver.. (Got me thinkin)..
It's that sweet girl she used to be?
Track Name: Bad Women are Like Buses
Bad women are like Buses (Jason Grant 28-04-16) (Gary Moore style bass line)

I got a fine lil woman...so sweet n kind
She don't drink no whiskey.. not a lick of wine
Gal don't drink whiskey.. aint no friend of mine
(She tolerate me sometime you understand)

Came straight home last night ...round half ten
She start up the fussin ..I know just where you bin
You been out drinkin whiskey.. with some young skinny thing
(That's what she say's.. trying to start a fight)

I said no no baby.. I came straight home to you
When you got a good woman ..that what a good man do
I gotta play this ol geetar ...but Honey.. I swear I came straight home to you.
(She know that's the truth)

When a woman don't drink no Whiskey.. might as well to sleep alone
Don't get no lovin.. always 'cused of doin' somethin' wrong
Even a good woman got a good man friend on her telephone...
(Who's very understanding... how you doin wrong)

Been 5 long minutes since that good gal been gone..
Got a fine ass bad gal now.. she keep me toasty warm
Always got some spare man... fishin on her telephone
(He's just my friend.. that's what she said)

My bad girl done left me.. she just up n gone
With "he's just a friend" from her late night telephone (call)
Wine bottles empty .. my Whiskey bottles gone..
(How can a woman be so cruel)

My baby done left me.. you know she's was doin wrong
Learned me a hard lesson ...shoulda learned it long time gone
Bad women are like buses.. pretty soon next one come along!
(N' heading down the bus station right now...with my guitar in my hand)
Track Name: Never gonna be a good man
Never Gonna be a good man

Mamma don't cry ..your baby gone in the world somewhere
N' father hopes for me .. laid in a different world... back yesteryear
Let me drown, let me fall ... don't make no difference I couldn't care
Never gonna be a good man.. Might hear the last free words ... in the world somewhere

Never gonna be a good man.. at times in life... for your hopes I strayed
Happiness sit heavy ...in a world for some.. so cold so grey
Sadness felt in all man ...when the moonlight come the sunlight slips away
I am what I am... token part in this theater play

You my lovin friend ...I think of you girl ..when good times turn to bad
All those laughs we had .. still sadness ...slept behind the smiles you shared
I seen a little girl walking... holding hands with her loving dad
I wished you knew that life .. 'stead of the lonesome start ... to life you had

Never gonna be a good man.. don't want no house.. on a rich mans hill
I am what I am.. can't waste my time on that spinning wheel
When it come to dying... I s'pose sometime... I most surely will
Leave some unknown songs ... just talkin' bout... this way I feel
Track Name: T.H.C.
T.H.C.

SWEET HIPPIE BISCUIT..MAKE ME FEEL SO FINE
GOT MY HEART RACING ..'BOUT DOUBLE TIME
FINE FRESH COOKIE.. SWEET AS CAN BE
YOU GOT ME 'DICTED..MUST BE THC!

SWEET HIPPIE BISCUIT IN MY ..OLD FORD VAN
JUST TASTE IT ONCE YOU GONNA WANT IT AGAIN
FINE ROUND COOKIE.. SWEET AS CAN BE
YOU GOT ME 'DICTED.. MUST BE THC!

THAT SWEET HIPPIE BISCUIT .. WAS SO HIGH GRADE
MET HER IN A PARTY.. SOUTH OF ADELAIDE
I'M ALL 'BOUT HER PANCAKE.. WHATS A MAN TO DO?
CAN'T HAVE YOUR CAKE ..AND EAT IT TO

MY FRESH HIPPIE BISCUIT.. WAS SO MOLTEN HOT
I TRIED TO NIBBLE ..BUT I COULD NEVER STOP
OVEN FRESH COOKIE.. SWEET AS CAN BE
HOT FIRE BURNING TO THE ..3RD DEGREE
Track Name: Steamtrain Driver
I'm a steam train driver.. runnin Blues as black as coal
My load so heavy.. I got so far to go
That sweet fire burnin.. hit me straight to my soul
A long forgotten relic.. burnin'.. Whiskey Blues n coal

I'm a steam train driver.. on some ancient railroad track
Drivin' on through the night.. aint never comin' back
It's an oh so lonesome railroad... My smokestacks cherry glow
Smell that sweet fire burnin'.. hear that.. lone soul whistle blow

Rockin Rollin Rumblin.. runnin all through the night
Sittin up the dead ..that fearsome thundering sight
A life lost to the railroad.. aint no ever turnin back
Got me a one way ticket .. on this... rusty Railroad track

Keep that engine rollin.. wakin' all them weary souls
Aint never seen a loco.. Only seen what they been told
Image stared in wonder.. iron n' rust it's all sincere
I'm a steam train driver.. not some.. fangled engineer