The greatest band on earth: BLACKHAWK

HENRY PAUL
VAN STEPHENSON DAVE ROBBINS


Goodbye Says It All

It's another back-door sneakin' in

Where you been? midnight

Quiet as a mac truck-lotsa luck

Thinkin' up an alibi

But every light in the house is on

Everything is gone

 

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She's left me no chance at redemption

No further exemption

Just a big red "Goodbye" in lipstick on the wall

Goodbye says it all

No long explanation

No reconciliation

No let's talk-it-over number I can call

Goodbye says it all

Goodbye...

 

She could have thrown a know-down scream-and-shout

Have-it-out tirade

She could have made it real tough bringing up

All the hell that I raised

But no more wasted words on me

No, she kept it short and sweet

 

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No more wasted words on me

No, she kept it short and sweet

 

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Down In Flames

No one dreams in this ol' town no more

They don't look down that winding road

Wonderin' where it goes

But when I hold you, I can see

All the places it could lead

They we're crazy, I don't care

We could make it anywhere

 

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Let's ride the wind

Down this old road tonight

Let's pack our dreams

And leave the rest behind

They say love this hot

Can be a dangerous thing

Come on darlin'

Let's go down in flames

 

I don't know or care where this road leads

Just as long as at the end

It's you and me

We can feel our hearts, beggin' us to go

If we don't leave now, we'll never know

And if our love should crash and burn

We'll take that chance for all it's worth

 

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So take my hand, you know we're right

Don't look back, just hold on tight

 

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Come on darlin'... Let's go down in flames

 

Every Once in a While

When the moon is bright

On a Saturday night

There's a thousand stars in the sky

On a winding road her memory flows

She'll face the fact

She wants to go back

 

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She opens her heart to an old memory

She closes her eyes and she smiles

Just ask her if she ever still thinks about me

She'll say, "Every once in a while,

Every once in a while"

 

She tries to forget

But she hasn't yet

Not a single day goes by

That feeling again reminds her of when

I held her tight, It felt so right

 

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And every once in a while

She calls my name out loud

And when she thinks about us

She'll face the fact

She want's to go back

 

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I Sure Can Smell The Rain

She hasn't done a thing

That really has to mean she's going anywhere

I haven't seen it showing in her eyes

But I swear it must be there

I don't know why I feel it so strong

But I feel it just the same

I can't see a single storm cloud in the sky

But I sure can smell the rain

 

She'd still say "I love you" if I ask

But she never volunteers

Somehow what she never says

Means more than all other words I hear

Still she should win an Oscar

If she's lying when she says that nothings changed

I can't see a single storm cloud in the sky

But I sure can smell the rain

 

Every day I brace myself

To hear the words I'm scared she's gonna say

And every night I thank the Lord

Somehow I dodged a bullet one more day

Sometimes there are things a man just knows

That he really can't explain

I can't see a single storm cloud in the sky

But I sure can smell the rain

I can't see a single storm cloud in the sky

But I sure can smell the rain

 

That's Just About Right

My old friend lives up in the mountain

He flew up there to paint the world

He says, "Even though interpretation's what I count on

This little picture to me seems blurred

Hard lines and the shadows come easy

I see it all just as clear as a bell

I just can't seem to set my easel to please me

I paint my heaven but it looks like hell"

 

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Your blue might be gray, your less might be more

Your window to the world might be your own front door

Your shiniest day might come in the middle of the night

That's just about right

 

He says, "Man I ain't comin' down until my picture is perfect

And all the wonder is gone from my eyes

Down through my hands and on to the canvas

Still like my vision, but still a surprise"

"Real life," he says, "Is the hardes impression

It's always movin' so I let it come through"

 

And that, my friend, I say is the glory of true independence

Just to do whay you do whay you do what you do

 

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My old friend came down from the mountain

Without even lookin' he found a little truth

You can go through life with greatest intentions

But you do what you do what you just gotta do

 

Your blue might be gray, your less might be more

Your window to the world might be your own front door

Your shiniest day might come in the middle of the night

 

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One More Heartache

She woke up this morning and she knew

They were through

And she was leavin'

She packed up her love and her memories

Now she sees

Her heart was breakin' even

Now she's headed down that highway

She's never coming back again

 

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She'll go one more time

Down that lonesome road

Till she finds that turn off

That leads back home

Then she'll dust her dreams off

And dry her eyes

She'll leave one more heartache behind

 

She had a love when she was young

It was the one

That set her heart to dreaming

Since then she's never been the same

Through the pain

She gave up on believing

Now she's headed down that highway

She's never coming back again

 

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She'll leave one more heartache behind

 

Love Like This

A king would trade his finest crown

For a love, love like this

And warriors have laid weapons down

For a love, love like this

Hearts will break a thousand times

For a love, love like this

And arms will wait a thousand nights

For a love

Love like this

 

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Love may come and love may go

But here inside your arms I know

That only you will ever show me

Love like this

 

You and I have finally found

Love, love like this

A place to lay our burdens down

In a love, love like this

Hearts can speak without a sound

In a love, love like this

What makes the world keep turnin' round

Is a love, love like this

 

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The moon has never shown before

On a love, a love like this

And I have never wanted more than a love

Love like this

A love, love like this

A love, love like this

 

Between Ragged And Wrong

We met in a honkey tonk with sawdust on the floor

But I'm not supposed to hang out there anymore

You fell in love with a side of me that you called wild and free

Now that's not the way you want me to be

 

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It must be nice to walk the straight and narrow

See in black and white, true as a arrow

But out here on the edge is where I belong

Walkin' that fine line between ragged and wrong

 

I know you think that you can manke somebody out of me

But the good Lord did that job already, can't you see

I'm sorry if my rebel ways don't fit into your plan

But I kinda like me fine the way I am

 

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I've got my own way of bein' true

I've got my own way of lovin' you

If that ain't enough, it'll have to do

 

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Walkin' that fine line between ragged and wrong

Between ragged and wrong

 

Stone By Stone

Stone by stone, beam by beam

Hand in hand, we built this dream

Now you're wreckin' this home

Doing it stone by stone

 

Brick by brick, tear by tear

The love we made has slowly disappeared

It's as good as gone

You're takin' it stone by stone

 

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Why can't you up and just walk away

Do you have to drag it out day after day

I'm tired of tryin', I'm giving up

'Cause you tear it down faster than I can fix it up

 

Room by room, wall by wall

Pretty soon it's gonna fall

On your own

You're doin' it stone by stone

 

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Stone by stone, beam by beam

Hand in hand, we built this dream

Now you're wreckin' this home

Doing it stone by stone

 

Stone by stone by stone by stone

Stone by stone by stone by stone

On your own, you're doin' it stone by stone

 

Let 'Em Whirl

Whirlwind running through my head

Wasted words that people said

The wind is howling at my door

I don't listen anymore

 

The darkened sky blocks out the sun

Still reeling from the damage done

If I go out and chase that wind

I might not make it back again

 

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Let 'em whirl, who am I to say

You gotta do things different

I know a better way

Let 'em whirl, there's a child in everyone

Who's got to ride the storm out

To see who'll they'll become

Let 'em whirl

 

The simple things are hard to see

I got you and you've got me

No cause left for us to fight

Being wrong's a God-given right

 

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We all learn the hard way

We can't pretend to know

Where life is gonna lead us

Or which way the wind will blow

Let 'em whirl

 

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BLACKHAWK BY HOWARD FINSTER

 

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