The Ohio Weather Band



 

Dirty Water

There must be somethin’ in my water
That’s makin’ me lose my mind
I’m sorry potential lover
I just don’t have the time

And I always see her around now
She’s makin’ my knees weak
Oh I’m a fool I know it’s true
Baby come back to me

Come back baby
Give me a chance
I know that I can love you
I know I can be your man

There must be somethin’ in my water
That’s makin’ me lose my mind
I’m sorry potential lover
I just don’t have the time

And I always see her around now
She’s lookin’ so damn fine
Oh I’m a fool I know it’s true
Baby won’t you be mine

Come back baby
Give me a chance
I know that I can love you
I know I can be your man

Whole Damn Town

I want to get you when you’re good
When your love comes by flood
I want to drown now
I want to razor blade the tape
Edit out all mistakes
Love you all in one take

I need to swallow my hesitation
Like a prescribed medication
It’ll make me feel good
I have no choir to preach
Just a pen that will bleed
When I can’t be quiet

I’ll tell the whole damn town
I still want you around
Honey, I miss you

I should not complain
I should not take this in vain
But I am going to
Now save some room for me
In that archive of memories
Just ’cause I said so

I’ll tell the whole damn town
I still want you around
Honey, I miss you

The Wear On These Bones

I got twenty-one years of wear on these bones
I know it ain’t much but that’s all I know
I got a girl I call baby, she just calls me on accident

I got a head full of thunder, clouds, and rain
I got a beat up old guitar that keeps me sane
The only way I can seem to communicate

I got a complex, far and wide
That no ocean could subside

I got so much on my plate
I ain’t hungry, I just ate
I shouldn’t complain with a mouth so full

I got a drink in my hand that hits me good
I got a house that raised me in a neighborhood
With dead-end streets and a room that holds my virginity

I got one goddamn I do not give
About your problem with the way I live
A clock that ticks, and we all know it ain’t infinite

Got no direction, my compass broke
I’ll follow the sun, that’s a long way home

I got so much on my plate
I ain’t hungry, I just ate
I shouldn’t complain with a mouth so full
I shouldn’t complain with a mouth so full

If there was truth in vegetation
We’d all die from starvation
An honest soul is a classic car
They’re beautiful
But they don’t make ‘em anymore

I got a complex, far and wide
That no city could subside

I got so much on my plate
I ain’t hungry, I just ate
I shouldn’t complain with a mouth so full
I shouldn’t complain with a mouth so full

Feathers And Tar

Oh, call the doctor
Call the nurse
Before I take a ride
In that long black hearse
Because I’m deathly tired
Of fucking around

Oh, now I do
Just as I please
That freedom’s dangerous
In the hands of me
With my red palms and tie
I bled negligence

But I got feathers and tar
On my sorry heart
Honey, it’s okay

Oh, I have rocked
I have rolled
Had me a thing
Honey, that got old
And I have surfaced from
The sea of fools

Oh, now you rock
Oh, now you roll
Oh, right on by
My thirsty soul
Yeah, and my hungry heart
Darlin’, make me full

But I got feathers and tar
On my sorry heart
Sugar, it’s okay

Oh, now that bark
Louder than that bite
When I call you up
In the middle of the night
Oh, come on baby
You know what I want
Oh, baby please
I’m beggin’ on my knees
No, I got no pride
Left in me
I best strap on my boots

But I got feathers and tar
On my sorry heart
Sugar, it’s okay

Oh, call the doctor
Call the nurse
Before I take a ride
In that long black hearse
Because I’m deathly tired
Of fucking around

And I got feathers and tar
On my sorry heart

Fortune Teller

Out on the front porch
Where she sits
Smoking light-filter Camel cigarettes
She curses the new day
Says, I don’t wanna live
She curses the new day
Says she’s sick of it

Sometimes I hear her crying
Her window’s close to mine
Don’t wanna hear her crying
But it’s close to mine

And if I was a fortune teller
I know just what I’d tell her
Your future looks dark
But don’t let it spoil your heart
I ain’t no fortune teller

She loves her mama
And her daddy, too
But he’s got dementia
Couldn’t tell her from you
Sometimes she smiles
But I just wave
‘Cause I know she’s faking
Like some masquerade

Sometimes I hear her crying
Her window’s close to mine
Don’t wanna hear her crying
But it’s close to mine

And if I was a fortune teller
I know just what I’d tell her
Your future looks cold
But don’t let it spoil your soul
I ain’t no fortune teller

Tappin’ on my front door
Early mornin’
Awoken by the songbirds
And some anxious knockin’
Standing with her head hung
Starin’ at her shoes
She asked me for somethin’
To kill those pesky raccoons

Such a good lady
She always was
I’d lend you some sugar
But I don’t play with guns

And if I was a fortune teller
I know just what I’d tell her
Your future looks dark
But don’t let it spoil
Don’t let it spoil
Don’t let it spoil your heart
I ain’t no fortune teller

Backpack With Whiskey

My eyes are feeling heavy
And my head’s out of focus
While the stars are shining down on me

I got a backpack with whiskey
That I’m trying to get rid of
Honey, come and kill the bottle with me

I guess I should have noticed
I was out of focus
And I couldn’t keep up with my feet

I dropped my backpack with whiskey
All over the sidewalk
Now I can’t share it with anybody

Bears & Bees

Been on my knees and searchin’
For a diamond in the rough
My shovel is bent
Got a bandana full of sweat
And I ain’t found no diamonds yet

But I will keep on searchin’
For the ground is barely broken
And to my surprise some day I hope
That I will find a diamond that lights up my life

Well, mama and daddy they tell me
“Honey, you can be somebody.”
But what mama don’t see and daddy don’t believe
That I am honey in a world of bears and bees
Oh, what mama don’t see and daddy don’t believe
That I am honey in a world of bears and bees

‘Cause they bite and they sting
And they hate it when I sing
I’m always fallin’ in to some hive or some den
Oh, mama why don’t you see
That I am honey in a world of bears and bees

I can feed myself
Yeah, I can quench this appetite
I’ll have to pick up some shifts
Put up with shit, dollar bills and customer service
I’ll have to pick up some shifts
Put up with shit, dollar bills and customer service

She’s talking on her phone
Yelling what she does or does not condone
But if I want to fill this pit above my belt
I just smile and I leave her alone
Yeah, if I want to eat I hold it back I grit my teeth
And I curse her heart of stone

‘Cause she bites and she stings
And she hates it when I sing
I’m always fallin’ in to some hive or some den
Oh, mama why don’t you see
That I am honey in a world of bears and bees

Still while under a paw or stinger
I let my ambition grow bigger and bigger
While the blood runs to my head
Bears and bees pick up my scent
And I am torn limb from limb
The blood runs to my head
Bears and bees pick up my scent
And I am torn limb from limb

‘Cause they bite and they sting
And they hate it when I sing
I’m always fallin’ in to some hive or some den
Oh, mama why don’t you see
That I am honey in a world of bears and bees
In a world of bears and bees

The Good Life

I’ve been to Chicago, Tennessee, New York
Slept next to truckers old as dirt
Just outside the New Jersey Turnpike
I fell asleep in the driver’s seat
I guess somebody upstairs had bigger plans for me
‘Cause I’d of been killed
If it wasn’t for that guardrail

I need to try
To live every moment like tomorrow’s a lie
Oh man, I’m feelin’ too good to die

I drank lots of liquor in a smoke-filled room
But there ain’t nothin’ wrong if you moderate the use
You’re sick, kid
If you fall for addiction

I’ve kissed some pretty girls
Had my heart on the floor
I broke a heart or two
But at least I held the door
When I made her leave
Oh man, she still hates me

I’ve been in sticky situations
Been depressed I’ve been elated
Used to roll up the windows
Just to kill the ventilation
Sit there starry-eyed
Man, we lived the good life

I got some pretty good friends
Across the whole U.S.
And I will call you soon
You can bet on it
We’ll party all night
Man, we’ll live the good life

I need to try
To live every moment
Like tomorrow’s a lie
Oh man, I’m feelin’ too good to die

R. Mutt

There’s a river that runs through a college town
Where the old brick wall is graffiti’d now
On the rusted tracks that the train obeys
Is the blood of a poet who was in the way

Well it shook up the town and the papers cried
Of a free spirit boy too young to die
Had a lovely diction that bled through his teeth
Could turn a lonesome thought into a masterpiece

Now he wrote of the train with admiring eyes
If you wanna make love, you gotta get inside
Don’t jump out in front, you gotta get inside
If you wanna make love, just get inside

Real life can be so mean
With all those monsters
Haunting all your dreams
I don’t know just what you need
You coulda told someone
You coulda told me

I don’t know where the soul does go
Especially when you free your own
I don’t know where the soul does go
Is it up with God or with the Diablo?

Float on, brother,
Ride that train
To another world beyond outer space
You will live on here
Though you’ve been freed
Through our hearts and minds as a memory

Real life can be so mean
With all those monsters
Haunting all your dreams
I don’t know just what you need
You coulda told someone
You coulda told me

Darkest Blues

I know of a girl, beautiful and keen
She’ll knock the strongest of men down to their knees
She’s got diamonds for eyes, pearls on her teeth
I’ve seen her cry, cry, cry
The woe is me

I treasure her smiles, they’re subtle and faint
There’s just something ‘bout her sadness that drives me insane
She ain’t a sucker for the sunshine, she’ll dance in the rain
My God, she blooms like your flowers in the month of May

I call out her name as I offer my love
And I retrace the steps, mark the trees with my blood
Somewhere along the line
I was swept by a flood
Of unusual circumstance

Oh Lord, if you’re listening, offer a hand
To a girl that’s so lovely, does the best that she can
She’s a rainbow of emotion, I know that to be true
It’s just buried in a box that’s painted the darkest blues

I tip my hat to any man who receives
Such a lovely young creature that once belonged to me
If I don’t see her to a white wedding gown
I’m a fool, fool, fool
I’m a fool

He better give her all his love, all he can muster
Like the love for his father, sibling, or mother
He better dry all her tears, silence her fears
No matter the gloom that may and will ensue

Oh Lord, if you’re listening, offer a hand
To a girl that’s so lovely, does the best that she can
She’s a rainbow of emotion, I know that to be true
It’s just buried in a box that’s painted the darkest blues

Inside her chest, wrapped up so tight
‘Neath the marrow and muscle, deprived of light
Is a heart that pumps, keeps this girl alive
And I thank you, thank you, thank you
For working so hard

Soon, my darling, you will learn to tame
This beast known as life, you will win at this game
You are the candle I need, in the darkness that be
You are the sun, the moon
Now shed a little light on me

Oh Lord, if you’re listening, offer a hand
To a girl that’s so lovely, does the best that she can
She’s a rainbow of emotion, let it shine through
Let her be loved, and love, love
Like she was meant to

She Is The Devil

She looks like an angel
Tastes just like an angel
But what does that mean?

I’d give her my soul now
She’s got control now
Got the lock and the key

She is the devil
She is the devil
She is the devil

I’d roll over for her
Lord, I adore her
She’s your prettiest being

Inside her chest now
You blackened her heart now
Why’d you do that to me?

She is the devil
She is the devil
She is the devil

Baby, baby, baby, baby
Why you, why you, why you wanna
Go and hurt a soul like mine?

I’ve been begging for you, pleading for you
I’d even steal for you
Baby, you do me wrong all the time

She is the devil
She is the devil
She is the devil

Baby, baby, baby, baby
Why you, why you, why you wanna
Go and hurt a soul like mine?

I’ve been begging for you, pleading for you
I’d even steal for you
Baby, you do me wrong all the time

You steal my love.

White Chariot

Oak tree, oak tree
You are naked in the winter
You used to give me shelter
Now you bare your bones

Oak tree, oak tree
I hope you don’t feel ugly
In the fall you were so pretty
The cold has raped your leaves

And we all have our times
Expirations in life
Maybe it ain’t so bad
That white chariot ride

Mayfly, mayfly
Outlived by your cousins
But your sisters and your brothers
Will pass with you, too

One day, one day
I recommend the sunshine
Though her glow may be too bright
For your fragile eyes

Sweet girl, sweet girl
Please don’t hang your head low
That beauty you possess now
Shall not be spoiled with tears

‘Cause you’re afraid, afraid
I know that and I am, too
But this life is just a preview
We’ll be eternal soon

And we all have our times
Expirations in life
Maybe it ain’t so bad
That white chariot ride

When it swings, when it swings
Low enough to get me
I hope that it comes easy
And I don’t struggle through

But I will find, I will find
Comfort in my journey
Knowing that I will see
Those who go before I do

And we all have our times
Expirations in life
Maybe it ain’t so bad
That white chariot ride

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