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The Band

John Mock - guitars, mandolin, banjo, whistle, percussion
Stuart Duncan - fiddle
Andy Hall - dobro
Byron House - bass
David Huntsinger, piano
Brian Horner - saxophone
Lucio Rubino - background vocals
 
Produced by John Mock and Erin Thomas
 

Lyrics

 YOU DON'T KNOW ME (Erin Thomas)

You don't know me.
You don't know me.
Who do you think you are?
You've taken it way too far now.
You don't know me.

Well I get moody when I'm hungry.
The only thing I know for sure;
The train comes at 8 and 4.
And I love the rain,
And I know the pain
of losing one you love in life 
and not knowing where he is tonight.
You don't know me.

You don't know me.
You don't know me.
Who do you think you are?
You've taken it way too far now.
You don't know me.

Well my family's big and crazy.
And everything  changes.
I keep turning the pages.
And I know that He watches over me.
And I don't have to fear,
but i think I'll have another beer.
You don't know me.

You don't know me.
You don't know me.

 Well my Daddy will be who he will be.
There's wisdom in his eyes.
Strength and love you can't define.
And I have faith in humanity.
Everyone's the same, my friend.
Perhaps we should start again.
Cause you don't know, 
You don't know,
You don't know me.

You don't know me.


GONE (Erin Thomas)

My bags are packed and I'm ready to go.
My bags are packed and I'm ready to go.

I gotta skip this town
gotta hit the ground
runnin, let my hair down 
or I'm gonna drown
I gotta go somewhere new.
Oh yeah.

I'm gone, gone, gone and I don't know where I'm goin.
It's been a long, long, long, long, long time comin.
I'm gone, gone, gone and I don't know where I'm goin.
And I don't know if I'm ever comin' back around here.

Black top's burnin my memories.
Black top's burnin my memories.

I got the top rolled back
got my dog in my lap
I got my bike on the rack 
and my Gentlemen Jack.
I gotta go somewhere new.
Oh yeah.

I'm gone, gone, gone and I don't know where I'm goin.
It's been a long, long, long, long, long time comin.
I'm gone, gone, gone and I don't know where I'm goin.
And I don't know if I'm ever comin' back around here.

Time's a waistin here.
I'm running from fear and love.
Oh yeah.

I'm gone, gone, gone and I don't know where I'm goin.
It's been a long, long, long, long, long time comin.
I'm gone, gone, gone and I don't know where I'm goin.
And I don't know if I'm ever comin' back around here.


THAT KIND OF LOVE (Erin Thomas)

That ain't the kind of love people dream about.
Cinderella's slipper fits just right but she's not allowed.
And that ain't the kind of love people talk about.
The kind you gotta bottle up inside and never let it out.

Well love was made to breathe,
and love was made to grow.
Love was made to fly and so was I.
Love is all we need.
Love will set us free, 
but love was meant to be between you and me.
And I wanna know,
Where does that kind of love go?
Where does it go?
I wanna know, where does it go?

That ain't the kind of love people brag about.
That fire burning in your heart, you better put it out.
That ain't the kind of love people write about.
Life ain't no fairy tale, man there ain't no doubt.

Well love was made to breathe,
and love was made to grow.
Love was made to fly and so was I.
Love is all we need.
Love will set us free,
but love was meant to be between you and me.
And I wanna know,
Where does that kind of love go?
Where does it go?
I wanna know, where does it go?

Well this sweet, sweet sugar's turning to fat.
Holdin on to a love like that...
It won't get you nowhere, 

Cause love was made to breathe,
and love was made to grow.
Love was made to fly and so was I.
Love is all we need.
Love will set us free,
but love was meant to be between you and me.
And I wanna know,
Where does that kind of love go?
Where does it go?
I wanna know, where does it go?



THINK ABOUT IT (Erin Thomas)

Do you wanna sail around the world?
Think about what you want.
Do you wanna meet a pretty girl?
Think about what you want.
Do you wanna climb to the highest peak?
Think about what you want.
Or do you wanna have a great big family?
Think about what you want.

Think about what you want,
Don'tcha think about what you don't
and really that's all you gotta think about.
I'm tellin you baby you oughtta think about what you want
and really that's all you gotta think about.

Thinking that you're not cut out for the big leagues.
Think about what you want.
Or maybe all you wanna do is play guitar and sing.
Think about what you want.
Dreaming of the day you'll cross that finish line.
Think about what you want.
Have you ever had a time when you just can't find the right rhyme?
Think about what you want.

Can you think about what you want,
Don'tcha think about what you don't
and really that's all you gotta think about.
I'm tellin you baby you oughtta think about what you want
and really that's all you gotta think about.

Cause when you have a little hard time 
and you need a little sunshine,
Think about what you want.
I promise you can do just about anything in your mind
If you think about what you want.

Dealing with the thought of putting that bottle down,
Think about what you want.
Trying to find the perfect man and a beautiful wedding gown,
Think about what you want.
Even when you're down to your last dime,
Think about what you want.
and you really wanna quit, and you've tried time after time
think about what you want.

Think about what you want,
Don'tcha think about what you don't
and really that's all you gotta think about.
I'm tellin you baby you oughtta think about what you want
and really that's all you gotta think about.

Are you thinking about it?....

Think about what you want,
Don'tcha think about what you don't
and really that's all you gotta think about.
I'm tellin you baby you oughtta think about what you want
and really that's all you gotta think about.



YELLOW ROSE (Erin Thomas)

She sits alone, my yellow rose, sipping a cup of hot tea.
With a pad and a pen, again and again she writes a letter to me.

And she's my only grandmama.
With her fancy style and her laugh full of drama.
She sits alone with eloquent prose.
She's my yellow rose.
She's the yellow rose of Texas and the family.

Life on the farm, the dirt and the charm, and children working hard and running free.
Oh the stories she'll tell of Heaven and Hell and Texas in '23.

And she's my only grandmama.
With her fancy style and her laugh full of drama.
Life on the farm couldn't do her no harm,
She's my yellow rose.
She's the yellow rose of Texas and the family.

The card playing queen, she's quick and she's mean.
Better watch your back, cause she'll sneak attack!
And my first memory is her singing to me softly, "Bring back my Bonnie to me."

And she's my only grandmama.
With her fancy style and her laugh full of drama.
The card playing queen with the rosary beads,
She's my yellow rose.
She's the yellow rose of Texas and the family.

And she's my only grandmama.
With her fancy style and her laugh full of drama.
The life she lives and the love she gives,
She's my yellow rose.
She's the yellow rose of Texas
the prettiest rose of Texas.
She's the yellow rose of Texas and the family.



1971 (Erin Thomas)

We were just kids, oh, way back when
between me and the pines of Georgia, I carried that baby boy around.
Well I'm older now and, thank God, times have changed.
But my secret thoughts surround him day to day, and I pray:

Where's my baby boy?
I wonder what his name is.
And does he feel ashamed of
what I did, what I did...what I did way back then.
I hope he understands that all I had to give him
was love, was love.
I gave him all my love way back then.
Then I gave him away.
I hope I get to see him someday.


Thirty years gone and those Georgia pines,
Still harboring that secret.
In my heart and on my mind
And I see his face when I close my eyes.
And does he still look like me?
And I cry,

Where's my baby boy?
I wonder what his name is.
And does he feel ashamed of
what I did, what I did...what I did way back then.
I hope he understands that all I had to give him
was love, was love.
I gave him all my love way back then.
Then I gave him away.
I hope I get to see him someday.


















 


 IF YOU WERE MINE (Erin Thomas)

Well if you were mine,
I'd spend alot more time,
lookin in those hungry eyes.
And if you were mine,
I wouldn't have to pine,
or drink a bottle of red wine
to pass the time.

And we could go down and old dirt road
across the Georgia line.
We could fly, just you and I.
It feels like freedom
If you were mine.

Well if you were mine,
I'd be your Valentine,
And we could drink moonshine
and listen to John Prine and Patsy Cline.
And if you were mine
we'd be so damn fine!
And I'd love you for no particular reason or rhyme.

And we could go down and old dirt road
across the Georgia line.
We could fly, just you and I.
It feels like freedom
If you were mine.

I know, we'll take it slow.
Sometimes it's just hard to let go.

But if you were mine,
And if you're so inclined,
May I ask you one more time?
C'mon! Be Mine!
Well I think you might find
That it feels so right to leave that old life behind.

And we could go down and old dirt road
across the Georgia line.
We could fly, just you and I.
It feels like freedom
If you were mine.

And we could go down and old dirt road
across the Georgia line.
We could fly, just you and I.
It feels like freedom
If you were mine.

It feels like freedom,
Yeah, yeah!
It feels like freedom if you were mine.



PROUD (Erin Thomas)

Who would've thought that I'd be saying this to you?
After all you're three, and I'm thirty-two.
Do you realize, my wise eyed girl,
When you're looking up at me, I'm looking up to you.

And I, I just wanna make you proud.
I wanna stand out in your crowd.
I wanna be the one you run to, for crying out loud.
And I wanna make you proud.
I wanna make you proud.

Every night when I lay down to sleep,
I thank my lucky stars above that you chose me.
And I promise you that I will do my part,
just to honor who you are,
precious child I give you my heart.

And I, I just wanna make you proud.
I wanna stand out in your crowd.
I wanna be the one you run to, for crying out loud.
And I wanna make you proud.
I wanna make you proud.

And I, I just wanna make you proud.
I wanna stand out in your crowd.
I wanna be the one you run to, for crying out loud.
And I wanna make you proud.
I wanna make you proud.



TAKE IT SLOW (Erin Thomas)

There's something about the way you looked at me,
and suddenly I feel a change in your energy.
I don't wanna fight anymore.
I just wanna turn some music on and close the door.

Lay me down.
It don't matter about the road we're on,
we can turn around.
And close your eyes.
Let's think about the days gone by,
when everything felt right.
And if you wanna know...

I wanna take it slow.
I wanna do it right.
I wanna know everything about you,
If only for tonight.
Let me hear you breathe.
Let me feel your heart.
Let me love you for a moment
till day breaks us apart.
Slow, slow, slow
I wanna take it slow.

We don't even talk anymore.
But the coffee on the table seems hotter than before.
I turn around and see you standing there
And looking at me that way, you're not going anywhere.

Lay me down.
It don't matter about the road we're on,
we can turn around.
And close your eyes.
Let's think about the days gone by,
when everything felt right.
And if you wanna know...

I wanna take it slow.
I wanna make it last.
I wanna cherish this moment and forget about the past.
Let me take you in.
Let me feel your skin.
And maybe here and now, we can fall in love again.
Slow, slow, slow
I wanna take it slow.

The tension in this room is running hot.
And my body's telling me to give it a shot.
Baby will you whisper my name?
Take me in your arms and try to heal the pain.

Lay me down.
It don't matter about the road we're on,
we can turn around.
And close your eyes.
Let's think about the days gone by,
when everything felt right.
And if you wanna know...

I wanna take it slow.


BEAUTIFUL (Erin Thomas)

The street lights are peeking in through the holes in these tattered mini blinds;
And my brothers and sisters and me, we're all tucked in here real tight.
And those shots richocheting in the night
And that siren is sure to follow right
behind the slamming doors and the squealing tires.
Oh these daily midnight wars.

I wanna go to the other side of town.
I wanna see the world round and round.
Cause somewhere life is beautiful.
My mama said, "Boy, this is who you are.
Settle down. You can only go so far."
But somewhere life is beautiful.
They say the grass is greener.
Well I just wanna know where there's any grass at all.

Mama's on the phone again and Daddy's on the other line.
She said, "Six more years and a phone call a day and that'll be just fine."
And I wonder, can we ever break this chain?
And mama does real good to hide her pain.
But I know what she's thinking. 
It's hard to raise six kids alone on this one way street.

Well I wanna go to the other side of town.
I wanna see the world round and round.
Cause somewhere life is beautiful.
My mama said, "Boy, this is who you are.
Settle down. You can only go so far."
But somewhere life is beautiful.
They say the grass is greener.
Well I just wanna know where there's any grass at all.

I believe.....

Mama I swear, this ain't who I am. 
Someday I'm gonna be my own man.
Cause somewhere life is beautiful.
I'm gonna live on the other side of town.
I'm gonna travel the world round and round.
Somewhere life is beautiful.
They say the grass is greener.
I aim to find that grass and stand tall.

I believe...



NO POSITION TO GIVE (Erin Thomas)

Stranger knocking on my door, I don't subscribe to that no more.
Can't you see me on the kitchen floor.
Don't be coming round here. We've been over this before.

I'm broke.
And I'm in no position to give.
I'm broken.
And sometimes all I can do is try to live.
I'm tired.
I'm weak.
I'm empty, I can hardly speak.
Please forgive me,
But I'm in no position to give.
Please forgive me.

I missed the show again last night.
Well I heard that you were outta sight.
Someday I'm gonna make it right.
Until then darlin', keep shining your light.

I'm broke.
And I'm in no position to give.
I'm broken.
And sometimes all I can do is try to live.
I'm tired.
I'm weak.
I'm empty, I can hardly speak.
Please forgive me,
But I'm in no position to give.
Please forgive me.

No, I don't feel like making love.
Well it's not something I'm proud of.
Sure, I guess I can just ly here.
Just close your eyes, baby, and you won't see my tears.

I'm broke.
And I'm in no position to give.
I'm broken.
And sometimes all I can do is try to live.
I'm tired.
I'm weak.
I'm empty, I can hardly speak.
Please forgive me,
But I'm in no position to give.
Please forgive me.

No.......

Stranger knocking on my door, I don't subscribe to that no more.



NEW BEGINNINGS (Larry Jon Wilson)

2900 miles from home and I'm cold and tired and lonely.
One more green will probably see me through.
Just off a train through the twilight zone and there was standing room only.
And while I chased a dream I made a song for you.

About my false starts and new beginnings.
Always chasing rainbows ending.
I always thought that you'd be there when I'm through.
And so did you.
There's two things I'm sure of.
I can only count on the Lord above and you.

The friends I had ain't friends no more and I always thought they'd be there.
Brought me down so low, I thought I'd die.
You're the only friend that's left and they gave me a one way ticket nowhere babe.
Said we'll find it by and by.

With all my false starts and new beginnings.
Always chasing rainbows ending.
I always thought that you'd be there when I'm through.
And so did you.
There's two things I'm sure of.
I can only count on the Lord above and you.

Think I caught me a dream to give her
Right here on Russin River this time.
The ups and downs and the dounts and the fears
and the pains will soon be souveniers of a bad time.

No more false starts.
New beginnings.
No more chasing rainbows ending.
I always thought that you'd be there when I'm through.
And so did you.
There's two things I'm sure of.
I can only count on the Lord above and you.