TENNESSEE FIRE
See you soon, but not like this
Afraid I am to think
I haven't heard
I haven't heard from you in weeks
All your letters, photographs
So far out of reach
Driving by the moonlight
Haven't seen a service station in thirty miles or so
I'm running out of gasoline
High road, low road
Rolling on and on
Tennessee fire
Is it so far
Driving by the moonlight
Haven't seen a service station in fifty miles or so
I sing along
I sing along to
I sing along to the radio
Ohio
Leaving you behind

© 1987 Walter Salas-Humara
1987 University of France Music, BMI
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SHE LIVES UP THE STREET
Cut across the country
Your hand takes the lead
Shooting stars hide behind the daylight
And when night falls they fall
They fall
So do I
She lives up the street
Tall, thin and old, but with beautiful manners
I'm a man of desire not reason
A sleeping demonstration of sensation
Self control
She lives up the street
All these years
Switching
When the holidays come and pass
And they're gone three generations
The moments of my past will shrink away
On a couch across the room
In the house where we were born
For the first time she looked old to me
So do I
She lives up the street
Width of the will

© 1987 Bob Rupe and Walter Salas-Humara
1987 Floating Fishsongs, BMI and
University of France Music, BMI
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FOR ALWAYS
Everyday I see my wife
Her words cut through every defense
I ask her advice
And when she speaks it's from the heart
And she knows I'm hers for always
'Cause she holds my love for always
Everyday I see my wife
Her words break through every defense
I ask her opinions
And when she speaks it's from the heart
And she knows I'm hers for always
'Cause she holds my love for always
So come on, say so, for always
Come on, let's not talk it over
Let's go, let's not wait till later
Come on now
Side by side

© 1987 Walter Salas-Humara
1987 University of France Music, BMI
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MARGARET
Margaret goes to bed around eight
I go to bed around one
Magaret gets up at six
I get up at six
Four days a week and you're a family
Four days a week, fortunes
Oh Margaret
Margaret is willing to share her food
Share her thick brown hair
Margaret is willing to share her toys
Share her deep brown eyes
Sundown and the clouds cover up the stars
One down, but before she closes her eyes
It all comes out; she speaks all the words she knows
Her lungs so small
Her breath so warm

© 1987 Walter Salas-Humara
1987 University of France Music, BMI
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MARY'S GETTING MARRIED
Mary's getting married on March 15th
Up in Vermont at her family's house
Mary's getting married to her man Jonathan
They're gonna stand up there, try and speak with great care
Then they'll lift their heads, holler in the air
I do, I do
Mary's getting married on Saturday afternoon
Margaret made the food and Leslie got the flowers
All their friends came to hear them holler
I do, I do
I do for the rest of my life
I do
Mary's getting married on Saturday afternoon
They're gonna spread their love here, there and everywhere
Lift their heads, holler in the air
I do

© 1987 Walter Salas-Humara
1987 University of France Music, BMI
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MEMORIES
Have you ever been alone
So alone you thought you'd find
Memories on your doorstep of a love you left behind
In my mind, everything, something that I dreamed of
Now you're gone and I'm alone searching for what I might find
What I'm looking for
Memories left behind
Have you ever loved a woman so hard you though you'd die
Held her for so long; still she walked away
I say it's time to run away, hide in a new place
And when my conscience finds me, I will turn my face

© 1987 Bob Rupe and John Salton
1987 Floating Fishsongs, BMI
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JUST THIS MORNING

Just This Morning
Heard my favorite record on the radio
Just This Morning
Heard my favorite record on the radio
Just This Morning
Side A
Just This Morning
Side B
We were driving across the plains
Heard that record and it made my day
Down around Illinois
Thank you dee jay
For playing my favorite record on the radio
Just This Morning
Side A
Later this morning
Side B

© 1987 Walter Salas-Humara
1987 University of France Music, BMI
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GOING ROUND
You think he loves you, least he says he does
Can it be that simple in a world like ours
He means it well
And he thinks that he knows how he feels about you
You love your parents and your sister too
Can it be that selfish to believe in yourself
Take a chance
And he thinks that he knows how it feels to know you
We're going round and round

© 1987 Walter Salas-Humara
1987 University of France Music, BMI
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IT'S ALRIGHT
This machine we've made runs fourteen
Fourteen hours and that's alright
This machine we've made makes twenty-two
Unless of course, we change our minds
It's Alright
Everywhere we go, we hear the same thing
That It's Alright
We learn from the past; we know the value
Of being alright
It's Alright; everything's alright
We lean on the outside and something
Nearly happens everytime

© 1987 Walter Salas-Humara and Robert Ray
1987 University of France Music, BMI
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ALL FALLS AWAY
I came down here on an airplane
Let the promise fade with the city lights behind
Come on over, come on look it over
Cut across the lawn to my parents house
The early morning sun cast my shadow to the West
Come on over, come on look it over
When I wear his watch and look down at the hands
I never, never thought I'd look towards
A man whose past is part of me, part only he knows
A woman so strong
My eldest brother came from far away
My middle brother lives nearby
Y con Mama hablamos de Cuba y de los tiempos del ano mil
Y que te susede es por algo que te tiene que suseder
All falls away

© 1987 Walter Salas-Humara
1987 University of France Music, BMI
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GET BACK MY NAME
I don't need to seek you out, don't need to seek you out
I can get my own water; I can get my own water
I'm stepping out; I'm stepping out
I'm stepping out into the main corridor
I can get my own water
I saw a way; I'm sorry but I saw a way to
Get back my name
I don't see no jello, don't see no mashed potatoes
I don't see no water
All I see is the back kitchen door
I made it out into the street, held out my hand
A guy stopped in a Chevy
I don't need no nurses, don't want no machines
I just want you to take me wherever you're going
And help me get back my name

© 1987 Walter Salas-Humara
1987 University of France Music, BMI
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MAYBE EVERYTHING
Open up your eyes and look at him
Honesty can get you into trouble
Gone a day, a week, don't look for me
Gone a day, a year, entirely
May have a past, may have a future
Maybe just a day, maybe everything
Where's the one who speaks so tenderly
Silently she tore herself away
Hours move from one land to the next
Granted love is gone with unseen grace
Deborah, I don't want to fight you anymore


© 1987 Bob Rupe and Walter Salas-Humara
1987 Floating Fishsongs, BMI and
University of France Music, BMI
All rights reserved

HEAD PARTY
Going to a town party all night long
Going to a town party all night long
Going to a Head Party all night long
Going to a Head Party
Sticks in the street
Say it
Going to a Head Party, going to a Head Party
Going to a Head Party
Sticks in the street all night long

© 1987 Walter Salas-Humara
1987 University of France Music, BMI
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HOOK IN MY LIP
Squawking in the barnyard, chicken on the fence
Cats are in my bed and I don't ever get no rest
My daughter's in the haystack screaming and a shouting
My wife's in New York City
She's cheating on me; there's no doubting it
How'd I get into this mess?
I got a hook in my lip
Haven't paid the rent, It's almost April the fifteenth
Sam's got his index finger pointed straight at me
Corn is almost ready, but my tractor's in the shop
I'm gonna get out the colt and the rye
Take a couple shots
How'd I get into this mess?
Went to the bank, overdrew my account
Took my watch down to Sadie's thrift shop
Got my thing's together, got the car all packed
Headed down the road; thought I was never coming back
But I came back
Goddamn those kids!

© 1981 Walter Salas-Humara
1992 Lagartija Music, BMI
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