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Hayes Carll
Hayes Carll


Background information
Birth name Joshua Hayes Carll
Born January 9, 1976
Origin The Woodlands, Texas, United States
Genre(s) Country
Years active 2002—present
Label(s) Lost Highway Records
Website Website



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Hayes Carll Album


Little Rock (03/08/2005)
03/08/2005
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Chickens
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Shootin' stars and whiskey bottles
all scattered across the yard
I'd-a stayed back home in houston
If I'd known it be this hard
Oh but as it is I'm busted
I broke down across the bay
And I might not make December
If we keep carrying on this way

Pretty girls and deep depressions
keep falling from the sky
I got all the time in heaven
but no sense to wonder why
And the nights have all gone crazy
and the bars have all shut down
One day I swear I'll blow it all
pack up and leave this town

And sometimes I get so tired
of telling right from wrong
Hey i'm glad I came
Just wish I hadn't stayed so long

Here I am in music city
long nights and neon signs
And I can't seem to remember
what I came so far to find
Police cars and paper money
Motel rooms and cigarettes
Here to tell you ain't nothin'
just in case you might forget

I can hear the country music
in the window up above
? do it for the money
do it, do it for the love
?? and stolen pistols
seemed all that comes my way
I'm gonna burn down all my bridges
find a car and drive away

And sometimes I can't believe
I did all that for a song
Hey i'm glad I came
Just wish I hadn't stayed so long

We could make Louisiana
in two hours time
We could pull off of the highway
by the big casino sign
And we could take up all our wishes
and bet 'em all on black
Hit the lights of Mississippi
with the Southland at our backs

And it's always been the same
Down every road I've come
Hey I'm glad I came
Just wish I hadn't stayed so long

. . .


Rain beatin' down, on a midnight moon
Oh babe, I'll be leavin' soon
Take me away

The winds are howlin' like an old freight train
Oh babe these are the winds of change
Take me away

CHORUS:
Cause I been sittin' on the front porch
Watchin' the world go round
Through the eyes of a fool, head like a rock
My whole world tumblin' down

Rain beatin' down, on a midnight moon
Oh baby I'll be leavin' soon
Take me away

Grass around your ankles in the field before the flood
You're a rough-cut diamond in the Mississippi mud
Take me away

Well I'm a two-time loser with my guitar and my gun
You're a mover and a shaker, and a lover in the sun
Take me away

CHORUS

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Thrifts store cowboys
Five and dime junkies
Red dirt plow boys
Asphalt monkeys
Holly rollers
Signal callers
Truck stop angels
Backstreet brawlers
Van zant groupies
Guitar slingers
Hallelujah
Gospel singers
Freight train mommas
Pistol shooters
My first girlfriend
works at Hooters
Beans and biscuits
in my cupboard
Listen to Ray Wylie Hubbard
All gone down the road tonight

Drunken’ angels
Blacktop racers
Holly rollers
Whiskey chasers
Lone star drinkers
Midnight ramblers
Dirty road divas
Highway gamblers
Moonshine mommas
Panty droppers
Dali llamas
Old pill poppers
High school heroes
Back road preachers
Pool hall hustlers
Tantric teachers
Teenage cuties
Politking
Hare Krishna
Feed me chicken
All gone down, on the road tonight


Blue jean babies
Old heart breakers
Had a party
with some Quakers
Hard-worn highways
Country singers
Radios full of
old right-wingers
? players
Duck tape dealers
Outlaw country
Hubcap stealers
Aint no money
in my wallet
Broke again is
what they call it
My grandmamma’s
name was Stella
Michael Jackson
peaked at thriller
All gone down the road tonight

Jukebox gypsies
Mustang sallies
Don’t go walkin’
down dark alleys
Needle pushers
? rim glasses
Rhinestone jumpsuit
Backstage passes
Blue plate specials
Lou Ann platters
Japanese is
all that matters
?
Gulf coast kickers
Who’s your daddy
bumper stickers
da da da da
da da da da
da da da da da da
Oooh yeah
Oh uh uh uh

“I’m outta words people
That’s all I got
Americana woman
Hip shake with me baby”

. . .


we used to run around skippin' school and drinkin' beer
one drink and the good lord would get us out of here
but now those days are gone, and everything has changed
it's all been turned around, everybody's rearranged

hey, hey, where did all my good friends go
maybe someplace far away
where did all my good friends go

well doug he went to prison for sellin' all his pot
and rick's in california bein' somethin' that he's not
and rob he went to law school, we're all glad he did
but eveytime i call i end up talking to his kid

repeat chorus

well bo he joined the navy, to run around and drink
but they finally let him go, after six months in the brink
and rich he went to college, he's workin' night and day
he's been there almost 9 years, but he'll get out someday

repeat chorus

bridge:

and i understand, that people they change
grow up and move away
but oh how i wish, oh how i wish, that all my good friends...
could be here today

repeat chorus

but jimmy got a real job, workin' nine to five
every once in a while i call him, make sure he's still alive
and mikey took some time, and found out he way gay
i didn't have the heart to tell him that we all knew anyway

repeat chorus

where did all my
good friends
go

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well they took all my clothes and they took all my money
told me dirty jokes, not a damn one funny
been alright if they'd of seen my honey
hey baby where you been

well i wear big britches and i walk real tall
i'm eatin' sweet potatoes, if i'm eatin' much at all
wake up in the mornin' just a talkin' to the wall
hey baby where you been

chorus 1:

and all my life i tried so hard to find
but you just kept runnin' round and round my mind
build me a rainbow, tall and high
sit me in the clouds eatin' moonbean pie
walk across the valley just to hear you sigh
hey baby where you been

well long tall billy with his blue suede shoes
he's walkin' round the corner with the fort worth blues
woulda bet a dollar but he mighta had to lose
hey baby where you been

and i can't go north cause i can't stand snow
i start drinkin' heavy when the cold winds blow
better stick around for just one last show
sayin' hey baby where you been

chorus 2:

i walked until my heart was black and blue
searchin' for a trace or sight of you
build me a rainbow, tall and high
sit me in the clouds eatin' moonbean pie
walk across the valley just to hear you sigh
hey baby where you been
hey baby where you been

. . .


Take me to a rivertown where you can't tell night from day
Everythings forgiven that did not wash away
Where dreaming comes too easy, livings twice as hard
And everything is burried, beneath the water and the stars

Yeah I am from Corsican', wayward on the storm
I've been rolling empty sevens since the day that I was born
I've got no rings upon my fingers, no ink beneath my skin
I'll be as clean going out as I was coming in

I'm gonna wash my sins in the Angilina river
When all that she can take from me, is all that I can give her
And time will bring you down, and time will make you cold
I've turned my back some time ago, and now I'm going home

Well I wondered through the pine trees like an outlaw in the rain
I rambled through big thicket with a pistol and my name
Run away restless angels, don't waste your love on me
Just lay me down in a river town, and home is where I'll be

I'm gonna wash my sins in the Angilina river
When all that she can take from me, is all that I can give her
And time will bring you down, and time will make you cold
I've turned my back some time ago, and now I'm going home

Well take me to the rivertown where you can't tell night from day
Everythings forgiven that did not wash away

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Wake up in the mornin'
long and lean
Stoppin at the corner
cigarettes and gasoline
Pulling down mainstreet
Shifting through the gears
Rolling up that highway
They've been working on for years
One eye on the sunrise
One eye the clock
Come tomorrow mornin'
Lord, I'm gonna make it down to
Little Rock

I search through L.A. county
The valleys and the stars
Del rio to the bayou
All those honkey tonks and bars
I been through seattle
Driving through the rain
Praying through New York City
Just-a calling out your name
To all these years of searchin'
I finally found my spot
One way or another
Lord, I'm gonna make it down to
Little Rock

Hey, all my life I tried to find
A piece of this earth
For my piece of mind
All these years of searchin'
Let my troubles disappear
Baby, find a place where
We can sit and drink a beer
Have a pack in seven hours
Boot up on the shelf
Singin to the radio
And talkin to myself
Screamin through the forrest
Magic on my soul(?)
90 miles an hour
On the cruise control
I'm blowin' by the truckers
the grandmas and the cops
What your hurry son?
It's just that I'm on my way to
Little Rock

Well baby get ready
Troubles on its way
Only thinking 'bout you
Every night and every day
Tell all your other lovers
Forget about the past
Ain't even gonna worry
Cuz this time it's gonna last
I'm coming around the corner
Ain't even gonna knock
Hey pretty baby
Here comes your daddy down to
Little Rock

Hey Little Rock
I'm going to Little Rock

I may be the only one
But I'm going

I ain't sleeping on the couch

. . .


don't take me down that road again
i been there once before my friend
it seems i've lost near everything
and i can't lose no more

well dreams are made for restless hearts
i should have known that right from the start
that every lover plays their part
or the whole thing comes undone

chorus:
and i know i'll leave here standing
that's just the way it's always been
i'm scared i'll close my eyes and then
i'll never look on you no more

oh sweet angel it's time to go
the summer rains are winter snow
and i just wanted you to know
i miss you when you're gone

so take a breath and ease your mind
go on and leave the past behind
some things you won't ever find
looking way too long

repeat chorus x 2

. . .


I been drinking all day for a livin'
been dreaming bout movin' on
Seems like every little thing I
do they been putting in a country song
And I saw you on the TV man is that some kind of joke
You been making a killing off the shoes I'm filling
while I'm sitting here gone broke

So as long as we're trading favors
a little pleasure for my pain
Let me stand up there just one time
and here 'em call my name

My friends all think I'm crazy
and my mamma wouldn't understand
But just one time before I die
I want to sit in with the band

Well I know it must be something
your talent or your style
Your hundred dollar blue jeans
or your million dollar smile
But I don't need me no gold records
I don't need no limousines
I don't need to tear up my dressing room
with no Beaumont beauty queens

And I don't care if its backwoods country
I don't care if its rock and roll
I don't care if it's humming through my old tin roof
or playin' on the radio
My friends all think I'm crazy
and my mama wouldn't understand
But just one time before I die
I want to sit in with the band

. . .


Ramblin boy you've been around
Dallas to the underground
High above and down below
And places I was scared to go
You sang it loud in case they heard
Hanging on to every word
Gentle as a lullaby
Firecrackers in your eyes

[Chorus]
I would give anything
For one more night to run
And one last song to sing
You weren't asking much at all
Just catch you when you fall
On your own
The long way home

What's that sadness in your smile
You've been crying all the while
Could you lean upon my shoulder
In case you die or just get old
So what are we supposed to do
Just walk around forever blue?
And all this hurry up and wait
Was it chance or was it fate

[Chorus]
I would give anything
For one more night to run
And one last song to sing
You weren't asking much at all
Just catch you when you fall
On your own
The long way home

You weren't asking much at all
Just catch you when you fall
On your own
The long way home

. . .

Chickens

[No lyrics]

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