Moving On 

We took a vow to keep each other thick or thin 

To ride it out right until the bitter end 

We used words like a hammer to keep the other beaten down 

‘Til we got crushed beneath these pieces crumbling down 

  

And it’s a sad twist of fate when luck falls too late 

In the arms of a man with blood on his hands 

All your best laid plans fell apart in the end 

I guess your best just wasn’t good enough 

  

And I’m moving on to another stage 

Forgiveness, I guess it goes either way 

And all these people that you know, they come and they go 

And you’ll reap what you sow, so go out of control 

I have tried to survive with a thorn in my side 

But it’s time for me to move on 

  

So lay your body down upon this broken glass 

Arch your back and let your hair fall in the grass 

Sooner or later we all do just what we’re told 

If you live forever, you’ll never see no heart of gold 

  

But I’ve seen the sun shine out on highway 10 

And I’ve felt your lips pressed hard against my skin 

But when you pretend you ain’t living in sin 

In the end, you’re just lying to yourself 

  

And I’m moving on to another stage 

Forgiveness, I guess it goes either way 

And all these people that you know, they come and they go 

And you’ll reap what you sow, so go out of control 

I have tried to survive with a thorn in my side 

But it’s time for me to move on 

  

I have tried to survive with a thorn in my side 

But it’s time for me to move on

30 Trips 

  

Took thirty trips around the sun with a whiskey bottle and a stolen gun 

I’ve been living on the run and it’s left me feeling old 

Yesterday’s a crystal ball, tomorrow comes like a waterfall 

White lines and weary eyes, I’ve seen more than I recall 

  

Hold on to something real, I think we got a dirty deal 

But the years keep creeping ‘til there ain’t nowhere to hide 

I want to live ‘til I’m dead like that old man said 

Don’t let your wants be your master, let your heart be your guide 

  

What did you expect to find, down this crooked road running lost and blind 

A silver tongue and a narrow mind it ain’t no part of me 

And the truth has been steamrolled beneath a faithless street of gold 

This world will buy your soul it won’t ever set you free 

  

Hold on to something real, I think we got a dirty deal 

But the years keep creeping ‘til there ain’t nowhere to hide 

I want to live ‘til I’m dead like that old man said 

Don’t let your wants be your master, let your heart be your guide 

  

Between living and dying and a thousand highways winding 

I took a long, hard ride and I’m still riding

 

Took thirty trips around the sun with a whiskey bottle and a stolen gun 

The old man lived on the run until they put him in the ground 

Hey hey, my my rock and roll will never die 

Someday will fly so high we won’t ever come back down 

 

So let it rock, let it roll 

Let the bible belt come and save your soul 

So let it rock, let it roll 

Let the bible belt come and save your soul

Captain Ralph 

  

Now captain ralph’s been hanging out around the old fruit stand 

Selling shrimp and crawfish, better get it while you can 

Gonna live the kind of life that gets you caught up in its sway 

We need some wd40 and toilet paper baby 

  

But me, I just ride 

And take it far as it will go 

As long as I’m alive 

I’ve got to take it far as it will go 

  

Wake up old lady, roll out of the bed 

It’s 85 degrees, still got that sock hat on your head 

You said this life it ain’t exactly what you wanted it to be 

Got to shake a little money right from this pecan tree 

  

But me, I just ride 

And take it far as it will go 

As long as I’m alive 

I’ve got to take it far as it will go 

I’ve got to take it far as it will go 

  

There’s thunder in the distance, the rain is coming in 

Load up the wagon baby, gonna start this long weekend 

Cause everyday I’m feeling stronger since my last heart attack 

Gonna roll into Biloxi, lady luck upon my back 

  

But me, I just ride 

And take it far as it will go 

As long as I’m alive 

I’ve got to take it far as it will go 

I’ve got to take it far as it will go 

I’ve got to take it far as it will go 

Baby I got to take it for as it will go

Home for the Summer 

  

You were home for the summer 

I saw you in knight’s trailer park 

And we drove out to Andalusia 

Drinking and bowling in the dark 

  

Straight on down into New Orleans 

A hurricane and a suicide 

When I passed out on decatur 

You were right there by my side 

  

And helped me make it through the morning 

Bloodshot eyes and heavy brain 

And I told you that I loved you 

And you told me you did the same 

  

Then you went back to phenix city 

Left me here three hours south 

Until the night I called the preacher 

Kissed your lips and said some vows 

  

And he said time don’t wait for no one 

And 10 years done come and gone 

Highs and lows and good and bad times 

And three daughters of our own 

  

They’re more precious than all of creation 

And I’m going to keep them close to me 

Tell them stories about their momma 

And the fool that she believed

Magnolia 

  

For 40 days and 40 nights the rain came falling down 

And I climbed the mountain as it crumbled to the ground 

I rode in on a hurricane, danced with the devil underneath the moon 

It was pink champagne, a broken weathervane in a rundown motel room 

  

Goodbye magnolia, time to hit the road 

I ain’t seen the rainbow here and the streets ain’t paved with gold 

Now you can take your cocaine and drink your whiskey down 

Put down that pedal sweet lord, time to leave this rundown town 

  

Black cat on your shoulders, rings down on your toes 

A mouthful of scorpions, got a freight train running through your nose 

Shotgun on the table, bloodstains on the door 

You can take up your serpents tonight leave mine right down on the floor 

  

Goodbye magnolia, time to hit the road 

I ain’t seen the rainbow here and the streets ain’t paved with gold 

Now you can take your cocaine and drink your whiskey down 

Put down that pedal sweet lord, time to leave this rundown town 

  

Like royalty in exile, fools gold and frankincense 

You’re lying face down on the sidewalk in drunken elegance 

Just take me back down to the highway and take down my last bet 

Got thirty pieces of silver in my pocket and a cross around my neck 

I got a cross around my neck

Slow down 

  

Like a man that ran in circles 

All in vain chasing the wind 

Some people lose their thrill for living 

And never do find it again 

  

I threw away my television 

Turned loose of that heavy load 

To see the world in technicolor 

To live my life in stereo 

  

Slow down, I want time to just slow down 

To make this world stop turning around 

Right now, I’ve never asked for much no how 

I just want to make time slow down 

  

I saw a girl look like and angel 

She shined like stars up in the sky 

The radio played on the kitchen table 

Fruits of my labor like a lullaby 

  

Until the sun came through the window 

Until another day had come and gone 

If I had stayed right there a thousand years 

I swear I know it wouldn’t be too long 

  

Slow down, I want time to just slow down 

To make this world stop turning around 

Right now, I’ve never asked for much no how 

I just want to make time slow down 

  

But I know nothing lasts forever 

It weighs so heavy on my mind 

I try to keep it all together 

And hold on to a single piece of time 

  

Slow down, I want time to just slow down 

To make this world stop turning around 

Right now, I’ve never asked for much no how 

I just want to make time slow down 

Right now, I’ve never asked for much no how 

I just want to make time slow down 

I just want to make time slow down 

I just want to make time slow down

Seek Jesus 

  

When you think your life is hopeless 

When you feel forsaken and alone 

There is love that heals the broken 

There’s redemption for the ones He calls his own 

  

Seek Jesus and you will find Him 

Open your heart He wants so badly to come in 

Let Him take the chains that bind you 

Drink from His cup and you will never thirst again 

  

Through the storms and tribulations 

When you’re lost and don’t have nowhere left to go 

There is faith that’s never shaken 

There is one the cemetery could not hold 

  

Seek Jesus and you will find Him 

Open your heart He wants so badly to come in 

Let Him take the chains that bind you 

Drink from His cup and you will never thirst again 

  

But in these days when your heart grows weary 

In the night time when there’s no peace to be found 

There is hope of life eternal 

There’s a place where you can lay you burden down 

  

Seek Jesus and you will find Him 

Open your heart He wants so badly to come in 

Let Him take the chains that bind you 

Drink from His cup and you will never thirst again 

Drink from His cup and you will never thirst again