The Barking Owls

by Barking Owls

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1.
We got the lifestyle, we're just missing the money All the bills are pilin' up, but no one is hungry They can't take our smiles, 'cause we got it, honey Oh, we got the lifestyle, we're just missing the money This house isn't much, four walls and a floor A roof over our heads, and nothing more But it's decked out in the best of things, yeah the widescreen sure looks fine Sixty-three more payments, and that TV will be mine CHORUS We're high on the hog, but our credit’s so thin Rotatin’ the payments, to show off to our friends They only see the shine, they don’t see what we spend And we'll still be working this debt off, ten years after we're dead CHORUS This oak is thin veneer, this gold is lamé In debt up to our eyeballs, but in the lap of luxury Buy now and pay later, I hope later's never here Might catch up to us someday, but for now we're free and clear CHORUS
2.
It’s a beat up old truck, he's got just ten dollars the tank And he's stuck in a rut, ain’t much for social rank And she slides right beside him, in the cab across the seat Her friends they keep on asking, just exactly what she sees They say she's got her whole life to enjoy They say she got short-changed on this deal with a long tall country boy Well he’s not much for planning, his future is unclear While her friends are busy tanning, she's out hunting deer And she sits right beside him, in the stand up in the tree Most girls would trade him in now, and her friends they would agree Keep on saying she's got her whole life to enjoy They say she got short-changed on this deal with a long tall country boy He may be rough around the edges, he'll never sip the finest wines Her friends don't know just what the truth is, they don't see the softer side She's more than happy to enjoy bein' Short-changed on this deal with a long tall country boy Now her friends they take vacations, cruise old Mexico But it’s the who not the location, some folks they'll never know Now they only see the short end, but the truth is big enough It’s not what she tells her friends, it's just a part of why she loves... And she knows she's got her whole life to enjoy But they still think she got short-changed on this deal with a long tall country boy Yes she knows she's got her whole life to enjoy But they still think she got short-changed on this deal, got the short end of the stick It's short money if it's real, but it's a long way from short shrift She ain't short-changed on this deal with a long tall country boy
3.
I miss you so much that it hurts sometimes You keep showing up in all my rhymes Thought I'd left you in the last bar of 4/4 time I think I need to kick you down the line I been from Maine down to Mesa and all points between I've looked up every word that you said to me But I still don't quite get what you mean I think I need to kick you down the line You're like a work of art, that makes no sense Till you take a step back or two Though it breaks my heart, I won't mend this fence, no You kick it here, I'll kick it back to you There's a little bit of truth behind all your lies I'm the livin' proof that love never dies Can't get my mind off o' you or you off o' my mind I think I need to kick you down the line CHORUS Gonna shake this thing if it's the last thing I do Makes no sense making sense outa you I don't expect this is what you'd expect me to do I think I need to kick you down the line CHORUS
4.
You're a train - I'm a wreck I'd jump the tracks if I were you And I'd never look back You're still the same - and I'm a mess It's not the best that we could do But now I guess it's all for the best I'm fallin' in love with the way you're fallin' in and out of love with me Let's disagree to agree the best thing for you to do Is leave... just leave... now go... Oh, leave... please... just go... CHORUS I didn't want to need to miss your look, your touch, your laugh, your kiss You're just a long and winding road on my way away from all of this You're a post script... a strange trip... a parlor trick... You're... just... a post script... CHORUS Chin up, cheer up The worst is yet to come Chin up, cheer up The worst is yet to come I've got no use for love and love has got no use for me It's only what I want that makes me want for what I need So leave... just leave... now go... Oh, leave... please… CHORUS Chin up, cheer up The worst is yet to come Chin up, cheer up The worst is yet to come You're a train - I'm a wreck I'd jump the tracks if I were you And I'd never look back You're still the same - and I'm a mess Oh, you're a train - and I'm a wreck
5.
Pour me another fire water, to put out an old flame She was no king's daughter, but a princess just the same Don't go thinking I'm alone now, as I set here on this stool Perched upon my throne... I am the king of fools My court is the dance floor, and my subjects are the flies I have my jesters too here, with their gossip and their lies Don't have a round table, so a bar will have to do I'd leave if I was able... but I am the king of fools I wear this crown upon my head You all can kiss my... ring The king is dead Long live the king Help me drown another memory, would you please cut me off at four? But don't start counting till I've had three, so let's drink a couple more At least I'm on the top of something, but details can be cruel It's good to be the king... but I am the king of fools CHORUS You know it was my honor serving And I sure enjoyed my rule But there's another more deserving I crown him the king of fools CHORUS [I wore this crown upon my head] Pour me another fire water, to put out an old flame
6.
05:30
Adeline - what's eatin' you? Had your fill of me and now you're goin' home to stew I'll wait all night - if that's all it takes Apathy's no reason for to cause my heart to break But I'm tired of makin' plans - with a schedule book And I'm tired of waitin' in line - just to take a look at you Adeline - what's killing me? Is it just this distance that keeps us so far from we? Apologize - for my point of view But what's a boy who's socially inept like me to do? When I'm tired of makin' eyes - through the telephone Startin' to confuse your voice - with the dial tone I'm not going to ask you again Will you go with me and then We'll leave this whole world behind Adeline, Adeline Adeline - so it comes to this I miss you and I wish you'd not blow me off with a kiss Understand - let me be clear Everything aside I'd rather be with you right here But I'm tired of makin' plans - with a schedule book When do you expect to land? - can I take look? And I'm tired of makin' eyes - through the telephone Startin' to confuse your voice - with the dial tone CHORUS
7.
You ask me if I love you As when our love bloomed new Now you know I still do Abso-bloomin'-lutely Spring is headed to our door Winter’s just a few days more Blossoms bloomin' that’s for sure Abso-bloomin'-lutely Abso-bloomin'-lutely Blossoms open truely For the first time I see You're abso-bloomin'-lutely When the day defeats me Your smile relieves me When you say sweetly Abso-bloomin'-lutely CHORUS Flowers lead the way 'long the path to your front door If only I could say What I feel with more than just these simple words CHORUS Now I'm in completely I'm madly deeply Won't you tell me sweetly Abso-bloomin'-lutely
8.
I’ve always been a tumbleweed, allowin’ chance to take the lead While I was bouncin’ around, the ones I love were rooted in the ground But they were strong enough to bend They picked me up when the times got tough, always there to catch me when they can When I wound my way back to this town, they never judged or put me down There's folks that I have dearly missed, I spent my time wallowin’ on this A wise man told me I was wrong Way up north up on the hill, where I know those folks love me still I'm bound Well I’ve got quite a forest here, of friends and family I hold dear, If you’re talking about my family Stronger folks you will not find, they ain’t afraid to speak their minds, I don't know where this old boy would be... Without my family of trees I've not always been a peaceful man, time was when I'd raise my hand But I've seen the error of those ways, ya know it's just not worth it anyway It's not the way that I was raised Now I see the forest for the trees, I'm just a leaf here on the breeze today CHORUS I'm sometimes called a rollin' stone, I guess I rolled far from my home It's just something that I had to do, I never meant to do no harm to you Hope I can always call this home Though I may have wandered from this hill, and I've got some wanderin' in me still, I know... CHORUS
9.
Massachusetts stole my baby On the dark side of the night I coulda swore that she said maybe I coulda swore I was alive Now I could tell you that I love you But come on, how cliche is that? So I'll adjust my crooked point of view And I'll wonder where you're at You did a bang up job Of banging up my heart Why does this state want us apart? Massachusetts stole my baby Massachusetts took my girl away Perhaps she's fled down to the island Another bad night on the bay Don't you cry one tear for me 'cause I got myself a plan I'll wait for you to come on back to me While sippin' sorrow from a can You did a bang up job Of banging up my heart Why does this state want us apart? CHORUS I used to have good days and bad Lately most are in between I gave it up, all for love But then love gave up on me You did a bang up job Of banging up my heart Why does this state want us apart? The sad state of our affairs Has left me unawares On why I even came here in the start CHORUS Another bad night on the bay state Another bad night on the bay
10.
The sun's turnin' red Just as I was finally gettin' over today Better wake up early So I can get tomorrow out o' the way You don't have to say "goodbye" It's written on your face I don't quite understand why You don't occupy this space ...inside my arms, you're always leavin' You don't even think believin's just a Bust or a ball What you think it's hard to tell But now perhaps it's just as well if you don't Even care at all You don't have to say "goodbye" It's written on your face Now I don't occupy your mind And you don't occupy this space ...inside my arms you swore you'd stay But then you sway things all away and say that It's down on me I sometimes wonder how I'd feel If you would be something for real but then I Wax logically You don't have to say "goodbye" It's written on your face I guess I'll never know just why You don't occupy this space No, you don't have to say "goodbye" It's written on your face And now I occupy your lies But you don't occupy this space
11.
You look so young in the moonlight I feel so dumb in this spotlight You're all but done with me, that's all right Wouldn't know what to do with you anyway You'd prob'ly see right through this If set free I'd not undo this As for you and me, we're clueless now Wouldn't know how to tell you this anyhow All right, OK What you don't know won't hurt me You'll not get this out of me anyway All right, OK I'll spare you my feelin's And spare you from walkin' away You look so young in the sunshine You had your fun with me one time Might be undone by my need to rhyme You just might find out 'bout this anyway CHORUS The older I get then the younger I feel you look now I'm undone and I'm lost It's colder here yet and no wonder I feel I took one lucky die in this toss You look so young in the moonlight Hell, you look young in the noon light I must be dumber than pyrite, I Shouldn't be thinkin' this anyway CHORUS You look so young in the moonlight
12.
04:31
I see you standing there, how can I bring myself to care? I think we need to talk But we avoid each other's eyes, we're not giving up the fight We just put it off This love breeds contempt, and I don't wanna make amends Can you feel it breaking up? (wait for it, wait for it) We built a wall, it's all your fault I hate this love (wait for it, wait for it) Why can't this be over? How can we make this work? We couldn't be any closer But we're not ready for the hurt So we wait for it I see you lying there, this is the last night I swear But your light's already out And so I slink into bed, with all these things in my head That we should talk about Who starts this round, whose wall falls down Is it yours or mine? (wait for it, wait for it) It's only love, it's not enough This time (wait for it, wait for it) CHORUS It's only love, is it enough We built a wall, it's all my fault, wait for this love You see me standing here, now can you bring yourself to care? I think we need to talk

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released January 16, 2013

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Barking Owls Twin Falls, Idaho

A new choice for honest listeners who want to get what they pay for. The band’s blend of folk, pop, rock, alt-country, and bluegrass elements yields a catchy and thoughtful, yet accessible, brand of hand-made music that doesn’t fit neatly into any one genre—Americana at its finest. ... more

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