SHINE ON

 

I dont care whos wrong or right 

Or who could ever find the truth 

Ill give my eye for yours babe

Ill give my tooth for your tooth

So let them all shine on forever

Let them all shine on forever

And baby dont you let go

 

Aint it a shame to feel so small

Yeah its a shame to feel so down

I will bury you in the jailhouse babe

Ill steal your thorny crown

So let them all shine on forever

Let them all shine on forever

 

He whos the fool is surely living 

He who receives is surely giving

He whos running never stops

He whos poor knows what he’s got

So let them all shine on forever

Let them all shine on forever 

 

-John Hewitt-

 

THANK YOU FOR THE ROSE 

 

I cannot repay

All you’ve done for me

And I can’t forgive

What I couldn’t see

I remember that cold, cold night

Her hair it was red

I’ll never forget 

The last thing she said…

 

Take care,

And thank you for the rose

I’ll water it when I get home 

Take Care

And thank you for the rose

I’ll water it when I get home

 

-John Hewitt-

TOO MANY PEOPLE

 

Too many people are bringing me down

Ive got to get out of this one horse town

Im gonna let you down

Im gonna let you down

 

Too many people tend to get in my

I think its time I move on and get away

Im gonna let you down

Im gonna let you down

 

Thought I needed something more than this

Thought I was ready for a change

Thought I needed something more than this

I Sit back and wait for it every day

 

Too many people tend to get up in my face

I think its time I get up, take myself and move away

Im gonna let you down

Im gonna let you down

 

Thought I needed something more than this

Thought I was ready for a change

Thought I needed something more than this

Sit back and wait for it every day

 

Too many people are bringing me down

Too many people are bringing me down

Too Many people are bringing me down

Too many people are bringing me down

 

-John Hewitt- 

 

TEL AVIV NINE 

 

We packed up all we had 

And we headed for the moon

Life would soon be waiting for the sun

And as we took off

I could see the peasants flee

Felt as though I would be

The only one

I don’t know what I’m gonna do without your love

I don’t know what I’m gonna do without your love

I don’t know what I’m gonna do without your love

I don’t know what I’m gonna do to make it right 

 

The air had faded 

And the night would soon return

The lights were blocking out the sun

The world we left behind

Was filthy and obscene

An eye for a tooth

And a gun for a gun

I don’t know what I’m gonna fo without your love

I don’t know what I’m gonna do without your love

I don’t know what I’m gonna do without your love

I don’t know what I’m gonna do to make it right

 

-John Hewitt- 

 

MASON’S GARDEN

 

Mason was a dealer

He sold heroin on the black market

Spent his life a wanted man

To finish what he started

You don’t call, you don’t call

I like it

 

Mason wore an overcoat

And stepped into the city

Promised all the girls out there

He’d never go down with me

You don’t call, you don’t call

I Like it

 

Mason met a girl he loved

And brought her back to Boston

Poisoned her with cyanide 

And buried her in Austin

You don’t call, you don’t call

I like it

 

Will I see you again, no my friend, oh no my friend

Will we meet here again, no my friend, oh no my friend

 

Mason left the dealing trade

To take care of his woman

Built a box around her grave

And tended her a garden

You don’t call, you don’t call

I like it 

 

Mason was a dealer

Who sold heroin on the black market

Spent his life a wanted man

To finish what he started

You don’t call, you don’t call

I like it 

 

Will we meet here again oh no my friend oh no my friend

Will I see you again oh no my friend let go my friend

Will we meet here again no my friend oh no my friend

Will I see you again Oh no my friend let go my friend

 

-John Hewitt-  

 

BALLAD IN Eb

 

I had a shiver and I had a fever

I went down to the mines

I found you down by the river

Wondering what is right

That’s when you came

And held me to the sun

With eyes like that,

How had it all begun?

 

I came running as you were calling

Lord I just don’t understand

You’re with men who sit and pretend

They’re holding you in their hands

That’s when you came

You called me to the sun

But with lies like that

How had this all begun?

 

I was calling as you were falling

Down to the ground in which you stand

I came running as you were stalling

Lord I just don’t understand

I was calling as tears were falling

Down into the sand

I came running and you were crying

In the arms of another man

 

-John Hewitt-

 

GOING DOWN THE ONLY ROAD

 

Boodah, boodah, boodah…

 

How does it feel to be? (It Feels Fine)

Walking down a dead end street

How does it feel to be? (It feels fine)

Lost within another mans dream

 

You’re going down the only road

Going down the only road you know

Going down the only road

Going down the only road you know

Boodah, Boodah, Boodah…

 

How does it feel to be? (It feels fine)

Lost within another mans drink

How does it feel to be (It feels fine)

You know you’re just the same old creep

 

You’re going down the only road

Going down the only road you know

Going down the only road

Going down the only road you know

Boodah, boodah, boodah…

 

I remember when I was young…

 

How does it feel to be (It feels fine)

Walking down a dead end street

How does it feel to be (It feels fine)

You know you’re just the same old creep

 

Going down the only road

Boodah, boodah, boodah….

Going down the only road…

 

-John Hewitt-

 

LISTEN TO THE BEATLES

 

Oh my babe, I do it for you

I listen to the Beatles every time I’m blue

Oh my my 

I’m gonna love you til’ we both grow old

 

Oh my babe I’ll do it again

I’ll meet you by the river 

Don’t try and jump in

Oh my my 

I’m gonna love you til’ we both grow old 

 

Hey my babe, what’ll you do?

Wait for me tonight and I’ll see you through

Oh my my

I’m gonna love you til’ we both grow old

 

Oh my babe, I do it for you

I listen to the Beatles every time I’m blue

Oh my my 

I’m gonna love you til’ we both grow old

 

-John Hewitt- 

 

BROKEN HEARTED LOVERS

 

Broken hearted lovers think they party all night and they drink

They sing their songs and drink their wine

All good things will come in time

Broken hearted lovers say, their time will come any day

They tell you when it’s time to go

They know it’s time to go

 

Broken hearted lovers steal they covet cry command and squeal

Tear apart their broken dreams, broken hearts torn at the seams

Broken hearted boys and girls

Sitting all across this lonely world

They’ll sit along their fence at night

Until it’s time to go 

 

Don’t tell me that I’ve got to go

Don’t tell me that I ought to know

Tell me that you’ve got it all

Don’t you know I’m not that kind of guy?

Come to me my darling do not cry

You’ll know…

 

Broken hearted lovers do everything they want you to

They party all night and they drink

Drop the ring into the sink

Broken hearted lovers feel the hollow sound, the threat is real

They sit along their fence at night

Until it’s time to go…

 

-John Hewitt- 

 

IF YOU NEED ANOTHER

 

Maybe you won’t call

Maybe you won’t call but that’s okay

If you do…

Maybe you’ll wander 

Maybe you‘ll wander out in the rain

If you need a lover

If you do

If you need another

If you do

Well I know, yes I know

 

What if I found you

In another time Lord in another place

Would you call?

What if you found me

Another mind Lord and another face

Would you do

If you need a love

If you do

If you need another

If you do

Well I know, yes I know 

 

If you need a lover, if you do

If you need another, if you do

If you need a lover, if you do

 

-John Hewitt- 

 

HAPPY ALL THE TIME

 

My baby’s gonna let me down

She tells me everyday I oughta leave this town

But I know there will come a day when we’ll both be underground

But my baby’s happy all the time

 

She tells me I have gone insane

Says that I’ve got something that’s wrong inside my brain

I know there will come a day and I know I can’t complain 

Cause my baby’s happy all the time

 

Oh ah

I don’t know what to do

Oh ah

My mind is set on you

Oh ah

I just don’t know what to do

Everybody says I’ve lost my mind

 

I think my mind is on the brink

I’ve thought of everything, everything I think

But I know if she comes back I would leave her in a blink

Cause my baby’s happy all the time 

 

There’s got to be another way

I know I’ve got it wrong, but still I’ve got too say

And if she wants me back, I’m gonna die another day

Cause my baby’s happy all the time

 

Oh ah

I don’t know what to do

Oh ah

My Mind is set on you

Oh ah

I just don’t know what to do

Everybody says I’ve lost my mind

 

-John Hewitt- 

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