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            Wyatt West

LYRICS - Page 2

Once Upon A Time In The West - Page 1

Falling And Flying- Page 2

SOMEDAY

Jumped into a fast car
Ran into a hay barn
Someday I'm gonna get it right
Drinkin' at a cheap hotel
Woke up to weddin' bells
Someday I'm gonna get it right

On that perfect day, maybe in the month of May
When the flowers are in bloom
Maybe in the fall, I won't fall at all
Dance by the light of the moon

Searchin' for a lot of years
Never found one dear
Someday I'm gonna get it right
Fishin' for an offer firm
All I got was a can of worms
Someday I'm gonna get it right

On that perfect day, maybe in the month of May
When the flowers are in bloom
Maybe in the fall, I won't fall at all
Dance by the light of the moon

Saw a lady dressed in red
Managed to turn her head
I really wanna get it right
She asked my name
You know I did the same
I think I'm gonna get it right

It's a perfect day, in the middle of the month of May
The flowers are in bloom
Can't wait for the fall, I think there's a Harvest Ball
We'll dance by the light of the moon


AGAIN

“The storm clouds are gathering”
She said almost whispering
I think it’s gonna rain again
It’s been a long time coming 
To be left wanting
So open up your skies again

She’s a modern beauty
Who saw right through me
I knew I had to see her again
Like a deep river flowing
Peaceful and knowing
Rollin’ my way again

Oh, say what you will
Say what you will every moment until
The clouds pass by again
Oh, lay with me still
Tumbling down like water until

The sun comes out again
We remember the first times
They’re once in a lifetime
I wish they’d come back again
See the river she’s rising
To meet her horizon
Flowin on home again

Oh, say what you will
Say what you will every moment until
The clouds pass by again
Oh, stay with me still
Tumbling down like water until
The sun comes out again

“The storm clouds are gathering”
She said almost whispering
I think it’s gonna rain again


BROTHER'S KEEPER

Patrick lived for the dead of night
Smoked the cigarettes that burned his fingers
Walked in circles and said such things
Slept among the penitent and sinners

He climbed the marble stairs, but the temple doors were locked
Stood at the threshold to wave the gun he held half-cocked
The police who came said they could not wait
Before another life is lost and so was shot
And so was shot

Who am I, to deny that I'm my brother's keeper?
And holds the torch in my hand to light his way?
Why must it all be hidden? All that is to be forgiven?
From hands of stone and feet of clay?

Sadie fights the winter cold
With clothes she wears threadbare and shoes to match
Crowds will pass the huddled mass
That sits against the wall and asks for scratch

When it gets too cold, she'll break the law for a warmer place to sleep
A crowded bench, humility and plate of food to eat
Another day she'll face the gray and be back on the street
Who will she meet? 
Who will she meet? 

Who am I, to deny that I'm my sister's keeper?
And holds the torch in my hand to light her way?
Have we kept hidden? All that must be forgiven?
From hands of stone and feet of clay?

Who am I, to deny that I'm my brother's keeper?
And bears the torch to light his way?
Do we keep hidden? All that must be forgiven?
By hands of stone and feet of clay?

Who am I, to deny that I'm my sister's keeper?
And holds the torch in my hand to light her way?
Have we kept hidden? All that must be forgiven?
From hands of stone and feet of clay?


SIMPLE MAN

They call me the simple man, I like a simple song
Simple words and a melody, so you can sing along
A simple observation, in a clever turn of phrase
Means what it’s supposed to mean, says what it’s s’pposed to say
I’m a simple man
I’m a simple man

They call me the simple man, a husband and a dad
I put on a pair of work boots and a flannel shirt in plaid
We eat a simple dinner, that we have simply grown
The rows are straight and narrow, the seeds are simply sown
I’m a simple man
I’m a simple man

No one ever tries to understand
The Simple Man

They call me the simple man, you don’t know my name
Never craved attention, celebrity or fame
I know where I’m goin’, I know where I’m bound
So you can just keep lookin’ for what I’ve already found
I’m a simple man
I’m a simple man

No one ever tries to understand
The Simple Man

I’m a simple man
I’m a simple man


CALICO BELLE

Baby why you cryin’?
Whatsa matter here?
You say my reputation 
Is drivin’ you to tears 
Calico Belle, everything will be just fine
Calico Belle, everything will be just fine
Don’t worry baby, have another glass of wine

I used to be a rounder cattin’ ’round this town
Darlin’ please believe me, I'm gonna settle down
Calico Belle, everything will be just fine
Calico Belle, everything will be just fine
Don’t worry baby, have another glass of wine

You say your daddy’s lookin’ for me
Your mama’s in a stew
Your brother’s all are packin’ heat
But little sister’s cool
Calico Belle, everything will be just fine
Calico Belle, everything will be just fine
Don’t worry baby, have another glass of wine

I’ve gotta go to Florida
No you can’t come, too
But let’s go in the other room
I’ll “Tampa” wit you
Calico Belle, everything will be just fine
Calico Belle, everything will be just fine
Don’t worry baby, have another glass of wine


FALLING AND FLYING

Is it a joy or a curse?
To live life suspended between heaven and earth?
For those trying to find
In a dark new horizon, some kind of sign
Before they go, they want to know
What it feels like to be falling or flying

Spending my days on a ledge
Pay no attention to how close the edge
Instead of clinging to stone
Take one step further into the unknown
Then you know, when you go
What it feels like to be falling or flying

There must be a sound that a shooting star makes
As it burns through the last of its time in space
And all we can do is bear witness to
The brightest of lights...

Lover, I hope you are proud
It is not in my nature to speak up too loud
But in trying to be your man
By the wings of an angel is now where I stand
Before we go, I think you know
What it feels like to be falling or flying

There must be a sound that shooting stars make
As they burn through the last of their time in space
And all we can do is bear witness to
The brightest of lights...

Are there answers in the end?
Or a soft light tomorrow we can’t comprehend
Maybe a mystery is the only thing certain
And how it must be
But before I go, I want you to know
When I'm with you, baby it feels like I’m flying

WESTERN SKY

When people die, where do they go? 
Up to heaven or down below?
Elevator running slow 
Better take the stairs
Cowboy songs and lullabys
Happy trails and sweet goodnights
Nursery rhymes and alibis
Catch up to you somewhere

You may live a long, long time
Watch the good die young
And the best in their prime
The eagle and the sparrow
Never take the straight and narrow
Over the clouds into the western sky 

When babies cry, what do they know?
Mother's milk and a blanket robe
Look in their eyes, that's all she wrote
You ain't going nowhere
Birthday cards and candy dreams
Valentines and pixie wings
Saddle bags for a horse who sings
Floating up the stairs

You may live a long, long time
Watch the good die young
And the best in their prime
The eagle and the sparrow
Never take the straight and narrow
Over the clouds into the western sky

When you're born, your letter's sealed
Hope for love and a few good meals
Shake your fist at the devil's deal
No one's going to care
History in dirt and stone
Rock to rye, flesh and bone
In and out of this world alone
We're all going to get there

You may live a long, long time
Watch the good die young
And the best in their prime
The eagle and the sparrow
Never take the straight and narrow
Over the clouds into the western sky


HIGH TIME

Folks 'round here won't take you in
But they sure can call you out
Always askin' where you been
Want to know what you're about

It's High Time
It's High Time
It's High Time, friends
To sit down and have a round

Used to know a teacher
She liked to walk the dog
Now she's hangin' with a preacher
Livin' high upon that hog

It's High Time
It's High Time
It's high time, friends
To sit down and have a another round

Whiskey makes you woozy
White lightnin's quite a show
Thunderbird hurts between your ears
But Daddy's got to know

Is it High Time?
It's High Time
It's High Time, friends
To sit down and have a another round

There never is a warning
When they're gonna break the day
Take a bottle to the river
Joint the afternoon away

It's High Time
It's High Time
It's High Time, friends
To sit down and have a another round


LOVE ME ANYWAY

The doorbell's ringing, the gate's wide open
Dust kickin' up from a horse that needs ropin'
Never gone for good, there's no use hopin'
I'm ashamed, but you love me anyway

Worlds are made from hell and high water
Life's full of people don't do what they oughtta
The ties that bind between son and daughter
You're ashamed, but you love me anyway

You know I'm just passin' through
Always depending on you
I need a bed tonight 
And I could use a drink and some dinner...

A world full sinners don't always make saints
The message is clear about all that I ain't
Just a little uneasy by the picture you paint
I won't change, but you love me anyway

I know I'm just passin' through
That's all I ever do
I don't want to fight 
Do you think you could give me some money?

You're solid ground when I'm topsy-turvy
Hands on the wheel when my road gets swervy
I'm a disgrace, you know I ain't worthy
It's a shame, but love you me anyway
It's a shame, but love you me anyway


LET ME BE AN INSPIRATION

I can’t walk on water, don’t raise the dead
Never moved no mountains, changed the riverbeds 
But let me be an inspiration and a power for love
Show you the way to heaven above

Jacob had his ladder, King David his psalms
Moses had his tablets, to show right from wrong
If you listen, there’s Gabriel, he’s blowin’ his horn
To let you know that our love is born

Let me be an inspiration and a power for love
All the hope and the glory, let it rain down on us 
Some divine intervention, when we’re in need
Let me be an inspiration and a power for love indeed

Even the Chosen wandered aimlessly
Lookin for something that would set them free
I know, I’ve been there, I’ve felt the need
For a love in your heart, girl, a love to believe

Let me be an inspiration and a power for love
All the hope and the glory, let it rain down on us 
Some divine intervention, when we’re in need
Let me be an inspiration and a power for love indeed

So if you’re ever out walkin’ and darkness rolls in
Thunder and lightning, and a hellish wind
Close your eyes, girl, say a little prayer
Say amen to the power, I’ll be right there

Let me be an inspiration and a power for love
All the hope and the glory, let it rain down on us 
Some divine intervention, when we’re in need
Let me be an inspiration
Let me be an inspiration
Let me be an inspiration and a power for love indeed


IN THE DISTANCE

All the things that I have said
All the things left unexplained
I have looked for the true image
Buried deep within your pain
If I wasn’t so divided and the circumstances changed
We both know, we’d still go our way

In the distance, I'll see things I’ve never seen before
And in the distance, it has made me hope to see more
You know that too (You know that, too)
From your distance may you see what’s true

All the love that we have needed
All the love that we arranged
Could have kept a certain rhythm
If the passion had remained
Does it ever make a difference?
To say you wish you could have stayed
Or is it just another thing to say?

In the distance, I'll see things I’ve never seen before
And in the distance, it has made me hope to see more
You know that too (You know that, too)
From your distance may you see what’s true

All the times that came between us
All the times as they unwind
Make me think a little longer
As each one comes to mind
If they put me into motion
Or proceed to drag me down
Depends on where the shadows are found

In the distance, I'll see things I’ve never seen before
And in the distance, it has made me hope to see more
You know that too (You know that, too)
From your distance may you see what’s true

All songs written by Brent Wheatley and published by Max Berry Music (BMI) and Wyatt West Music (BMI).  Copyright 2015, Enneagram Records

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