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"What's the rush?"

One Long Skid-Vol. 2

by Jon Clark

Released 2014
© Row North Music
Released 2014
© Row North Music
Singer/songwriter Jon Clark continues the trip with One Long Skid-Vol.2, the companion album to Vol. 1. The band covers a lot of ground here. Enjoy the ride…
  • 06:34 Lyrics
    Mr. Fix-It Man

    Mr Fix-it Man-music and lyrics Jon Clark © 2014 Row North Music

    Hey, Hey Mr fix-it man, show me your bag you got the tools
    Hey, Hey Mr fix-it man, this big ol’ wheel ain’t got no rules
    Hey, Hey Mr fix-it man, how far it bends I think we’ll see
    Hey, Hey Mr fix-it man, don’t lock us out we need the key

    Last time you showed us how, we broke it all some how
    Can you just tell us why, before you wave good-bye

    Hey, Hey Mr fix-it man, push in the door and take a peek
    Hey, Hey Mr fix-it man, they told us all you were a freak
    Hey, Hey Mr fix-it man, who wrote the book without an end
    Hey, Hey Mr fix-it man, shall we confess no way to mend

    Last time you showed us how, we broke it all some how
    Can you just tell us why, before you wave good-bye

    Hey, Hey Mr fix-it man, don’t leave us now without a clue
    Hey, Hey Mr fix-it man, you said we’d learn but no one knew
    Hey, Hey Mr fix-it man, will you come back to look and see
    Hey, Hey Mr fix-it man, what all must change to set us free

    Last time you showed us how, we broke it all some how
    Can you just tell us why, before you wave good-bye

  • 06:26 Lyrics
    I Stole You Around

    I Stole You Around-music and lyrics Jon Clark © 2014 Row North Music

    I stole you around, lost my keys on the frozen ground.
    Barren state I’m in, wondering why it’s always been this way.

    Whose got control, not our kind she can sell your soul.
    Hand me what you got, take your pick, and see what’s left to be.

    She’s a doctor, just my pill to take.
    She’s a doctor, and I’ll marry her when I wake.

    She’s a doctor, just my pill to take.
    She’s a doctor, and I’ll marry her when I wake.

    What if days deny, bleached out bones in a desert sky.
    Miracle or trick, I don’t care but please point me to your well.

    Hope you got a clue, uncage me from this crazy zoo.
    Pick’in locks for me, voo-doo heads on a chain from here to there

    She’s a doctor, just my pill to take.
    She’s a doctor, and I’ll marry her when I wake.

    She’s a doctor, just my pill to take
    She’s a doctor, and I’ll marry her when I wake.

    I stole you around, lost my keys on the frozen ground.
    Barren state I’m in, wondering why it’s always been this way.
    It’s always been this way.
    It’s always been this way.
    It’s always been this way.

  • 07:14 Lyrics
    Trip The Wire

    Trip the Wire-music and lyrics Jon Clark © 2014 Row North Music

    Red tide, witches brew, don't come along…for the view
    One step, two for two, lost your way…but I think you knew
    Big gun, Uncle Sam, guided missile…what's your plan
    Run, run, on the lam, one more brother…one more man

      Next step may trip the wire
      Next step may fall
      Don't put me in the fire
      Don't put me in…the wall

    Who knew what to say, close your eyes…then just lay
    Face down, you will pay, live like me…from this day
    Last time we all thought, different jungle…then you're caught
    Sand man, I just bought, this new problem…you just fought

      Next step may trip the wire
      Next step may fall
      Don't put me in the fire
      Don't put me in…the wall
                                        
    Hum-vee, on the fly, not my road…by and by
    Would you ask them why, face to face…eye to eye
    Endless way to run, tell me now…are we done?
    Look up to the sun, just the same…everyone

      Next step may trip the wire
      Next step may fall
      Don't put me in the fire
      Don't put me in…the wall

    Red tide, witches brew, don't come along…for the view
    One step, two for two, lost your way…but I think you knew
    Big gun, Uncle Sam, guided missile…what's your plan
    Run, run, on the lam, one more brother…one more man

  • 04:55 Lyrics
    Bettter Take Cover

    Better Take Cover-music and lyrics Jon Clark © 2014 Row North Music

    I see a cloud but I’m gonna keep planting
    Ducks in a row just a little confused
    Runnin’ it hard and the John Deere’s flyin’
    High on the seat just a spin of the wheel

    Flash in the sky did ya see it now
    Or in my head like a bolt went through
    Maybe it’s real but I think I’m seeing
    A flip of the switch on the big blue wall

      Hey, Hey, Hey you say it’s not raining
      Better take cover cause the thunder sounds near
      Too far to run and a little too late
      Better take cover cause the thunder sounds near

    Cloths on the line and they’re blowin’ like crazy
    Goin’ full sail don’t it look that way
    Mother can run and the big dogs’ barkin’
    Gather em in like she does so well

    Chickens don’t care but the goats look nervous
    Bull in the field, he’s still lookin’ for love
    I don’t know why but I think we’re dreamin’
    Seen it before all that comes will pass

      Hey, Hey, Hey you say it’s not raining
      Better take cover cause the thunder sounds near
      Too far to run and a little too late
      Better take cover cause the thunder sounds near

    Bring on the sun when the rains’ done pouring
    Wash it away don’t ya smell that earth
    Wiggle your toes can you count your fingers
    I think I’m here not so sure about you.

    How many days will the heavens wail
    How many years can your luck run out
    You got a Sam and his name is Uncle
    Hole in his pocket and it’s torn right through
                     
      Hey, Hey, Hey you say it’s not raining
      Better take cover cause the thunder sounds near          
      Too far to run and a little too late
      Better take cover cause the thunder sounds near

    Give it some time and we’ll see what happens
    Nothin’ to show now it’s out of our hands
    Toss of the coin and a few good prayers
    What have you got when it’s just begun?

    Carnival man he just keeps on grinin’
    Line em all up but I can’t lay em down
    Two for a dollar or ten for a five
    Beggin’ for mercy I’m headin’ home now
    Beggin’ for mercy I’m headin’ home now
              
      Hey, Hey, Hey you say it’s not raining         
      Better take cover cause the thunder sounds near
      Too far to run and a little too late
      Better take cover cause the thunder sounds near        
      Better take cover cause the thunder sounds near
      Better take cover cause the thunder sounds near…
              

  • 05:47 Lyrics
    Busy Man

    Busy Man-music and lyrics Jon Clark © 2014 Row North Music

    Busy man, draggin’ that weight around
    Ball and chain one heavy load
    Break your back then you’re laid out cold____laid out cold

    Up the ladder, nobody’s holdin’ on
    Chase the rabbit in a spinin’ wheel
    Fall out dizzy no more time to steal____time to steal

      Where you runnin’ / busy man
      Better turn around / while you still can
      Simon Peter / shakes your hand
      How’s it lookin’ now / from where you sta____nd

    All that green, what does it buy ya now
    Vapor trail just wave good-bye
    Was it real liv-ing in the eye____in the eye

    Is the kid, walkin’ that narrow line
    Hold my hand let me beg of you
    Not right now if you only knew____only knew

      Where you runnin’ / busy man
      Better turn around / while you still can
      Simon Peter / shakes your hand
      How’s it lookin’ now / from where you sta____nd

    Busy man, draggin’ that weight around
    Ball and chain one heavy load
    Break your back then you’re laid out cold____laid out cold

  • 05:00 Lyrics
    Nobody Special

    Nobody Special-music and lyrics Jon Clark © 2014 Row North Music

    Mary’s got a tune to sing you tonight
    a song that she learned from the willow tree
    listen can’t you hear when the breezes blow
    sorrow through the branches one bends to the ground

      Hear her______when she cries
      Feel her_______when she sighs

    The crowd’s thinning out some tables are free
    many have seen the fool out the door
    time’s running out for those who don’t know
    one hour left she goes on her way

      Hear her______when she cries
      Feel her_______when she sighs

      Hear her______when she cries
      Feel her_______when she sighs

    Case in her hand down the cold avenue
    she walks through the night, many more than some
    climbing the stairs to a bed on the floor
    lights of the city do their dance on the wall

      Hear her______when she cries
      Feel her_______when she sighs


    Tears for no eyes she tells you that’s so
    covered with anger yet still shows the truth
    one worthy heartache can strengthen your soul
    why did it happen to her just the same

      Hear her______when she cries
      Feel her_______when she sighs

  • 06:48 Lyrics
    Cloud And A Deed

    Cloud and a Deed-music and lyrics Jon Clark © 2014 Row North Music

    Why in your sleep do you smile if you know
    Dreams from the fire and the ashes of snow
    Show me the place, I’d like to be
    Closing my eyes, so I can see

    Here in my hand spiral airs to receive
    Touching my breath with a cloud and a deed
    Change what you know,  hear not a sound
    Talk to the fool, when he’s not around

    Shadows of fate mirror darkness and birth
    Losing the ground only finding the earth
    Buy me the space, rent me the air
    Drifting above, where I did care

    Questions deny hardly seems like it’s not
    Riddles I know many tales I forgot
    Bring but a child, give what you know
    Talk to the man, all fools must go

  • 04:48 Lyrics
    Don't Tell Me Now

    Don’t Tell Me Now-music and lyrics Jon Clark © 2014 Row North Music

    If you’re thinking, of doing your time
    belly up, confess your crime
    make amends, take it head on, just
    don’t____tell me now…just
    don’t____tell me now.

    Bit-a-trouble, drag’in you down
    It’s your life, it comes around
    Who would know, the stripes are yours, just
    don’t____tell me now…just
    don’t____tell me now.

       Last I knew you, still had the sense
       to call the shots, to see it though…
       Can’t you see now, the rules to play
       It’s not your hand, it’s not your day…

    Saw it com’in, and you know why
    They told you so, to late to cry
    Pack your bags, you’re going down, just
    don’t____tell me now…just
    don’t____tell me now

    Watch your back, until you see
    the brightest light, there’ll ever be
    it’s a shame, you can’t go back, just
    don’t____tell me now…just
    don’t____tell me now

      Last I knew you, still had the sense
      to call the shots, to see it though…
      Can’t you see now, the rules to play
      It’s not your hand, it’s not your day…

  • 05:26 Lyrics
    Road Crew Lover

    Road Crew Lover-music and lyrics Jon Clark © 2014 Row North Music

    I will tell you, just what I saw, was not my business to see
    but on that day she looked so sweet, I think she smiled at me.
    Boss man said, "you keep your head down, look at her, you gonna die".
    I keep workin' cuz, he got the gun, but all the time I see her cry.
                 
      Oh Lord, oh Lord, forgive my dirty deeds, please lead me to the promised land.
      I done my time, cold chain around my leg, no pain, no burden, no more.
      No pain, no burden, no more.
            
    That man of hers, he treat her wrong, can't take that hand no more
    she gotta leave before the day, they find her bleedin' on the floor        
    Days went by, I never saw again, that pretty dress she wore so well
    I knew somehow and I cried so hard, I'll get that Johnny Dell
                 
      Oh Lord, oh Lord, forgive my dirty deeds, please lead me to the promised land.
      I done my time, cold chain around my leg, no pain, no burden, no more.
      No pain, no burden, no more.

    Hangman jury, they don't know me, no judge gonna see my way
    Jailer man please don't strap me down, will tomorrow be my day?
    I will tell you just what I saw, was not my business to see
    but on that day she looked so sweet, I think she smiled at me
                  
      Oh Lord, oh Lord, forgive my dirty deeds, please lead me to the promised land.
      I done my time, cold chain around my leg, no pain, no burden, no more.
      no pain, no burden, no more.

  • 04:29 Lyrics
    Many Friends

    Many Friends-music and lyrics Jon Clark © 2014 Row North Music

    Many years now that have passed
    Many friends I call my cast
    We made games up in our heads just so to laugh

    Do you wonder, do you know
    Do all friends just come and go
    To a place inside your soul, there to be
                               
      One last time, one last time, many friends may come to see you
      One last time, one last time before we go                           
      One last time, one last time, many friends may come to see you
      One last time, one last time before we go

    We can stand up, we can shout
    look at friends they’re all about
    I don’t know if I could lose with you around

    Better dreams I’ll never keep
    Laughing days that never sleep
    I’ll just hold my friends with me forever more

      One last time, one last time, many friends may come to see you
      One last time, one last time before we go
      One last time, one last time, many friends may come to see you
      One last time, one last time before we go

    When I think of what we shared
    All the times I knew you cared
    Just a day ago I thought of you and grinned

    And I know these days are gone
    Some will say it’s not for long
    I will always keep these memories with me

      One last time, one last time, many friends may come to see you
      One last time, one last time before we go
      One last time, one last time, many friends may come to see you
      One last time, one last time before we go

NOTES
"One Long Skid" is a collection of songs about the delicate balance in life,
staying upright, falling down, getting up, or staying down.
We're either in control of our skid, enjoying the ride,
or spinning out of control into the dark abyss.
Sometimes our final destination is in the hand of others.
At best we can survive the ride with only a few scars, and plenty of tales to tell.
Hold on tight when you have to and let go when nothing is in your way.
Keep on Skidin'…