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One Drop of Truth

The Wood Brothers

One Drop of Truth
River Takes the Town

I hope the levee in Shreveport does what it's s'posed to do
Cuz the rain keeps comin', yeah the rain keeps comin'
I must've called you 99 times but I couldn't get through
And the rain keeps comin', yeah the rain keeps comin'
And the rain keeps comin', yeah the rain keeps comin'

Nothin's ever for certain 'til the levee breaks down
The water comes in and the river, the river takes the town

There's a shelter at the high school gym, they got blankets and food
But you won't sleep easy, no you won't sleep easy
It's been a few days since I heard any word from you
No and I don't sleep easy, no I don't sleep easy
And the rain keeps comin', yeah the rain keeps comin'
And the rain keeps comin', yeah the rain keeps comin'

And nothin's ever for certain 'til the levee breaks down
The water comes in and the river, the river takes the town
And the river takes the town
Yeah the river takes the town
The river takes the town

There's a number you can call if your house get's washed away
But it'll never be the same, no it'll never be the same
Since you held my hand and kissed me on the very first day
No I'll never be the same, no I'll never be the same
And the rain keeps comin' (never be the same), and the rain keeps comin' (never be the same)
And the rain keeps comin' (I'll never be the same), and the rain keeps comin'
And the rain keeps comin' (I'll never be the same), and the rain keeps comin' (never be the same)

And nothin's ever for certain 'til the levee breaks down
The water comes in and the river, the river takes the town
The river takes the town
The river takes the town
The river takes the town

Happiness Jones

All of my wisdom came from all the toughest days
I never learned a thing being happy
All of my suffering came I didn't appreciate it
I never learned a thing being happy
But to know how it feels now and then
I got a Happiness Jones, my friend
A Happiness Jones

All of my answers came drivin' myself insane
Yeah I had a dragon to tame to get happy
All of my peace and quiet came from puttin' out fire
Yeah I kept a spark alive to get happy
That old dragon, when he comes back mad
I got a Happiness Jones so bad
I got a Happiness Jones
Oh whoa

Happy happy happy Happiness Jones
Happy happy happy Happiness Jones
Happy happy happy Happiness Jones
And I'm not sick, I'm not alone
Well we all got it, a Happiness Jones

All of those words I wrote in the storm that rocked my boat
All of that was stuck in my throat when I was happy
And all of those songs I was singin', yeah while my boat was sinkin'
And next thing I'm thinking, I'm happy
I might as well change my name
To Happiness Jones, my friend
Happiness Jones
Oh whoa

Happy happy happy Happiness Jones
Happy happy happy Happiness Jones
Happy happy happy Happiness Jones
And I'm not sick, I'm not alone
Well we all got it, a Happiness Jones
Happy happy happy happy
Happy happy happy happy
Happy happy

Laughin' Or Crying

She said she saw crows kissin'
Underneath a rainbow in Brooklyn
If that's not good luck then what is it?
If you don't look up then you miss it

She says things like that all of the time
You can't tell if she's laughin' or cryin'
Me I don't think she's lyin'
Laughin' or cryin'

She said she saw a big fat rat in the subway
Carryin' the key to the city
If that' not just a curse then I'll be
There's some things you just can't unsee

She says things like that all of the time
You can't tell if she's laughin' or cryin'
Me I don't think she'd be lyin', laughin' or

Cryin'
Laughin' or cryin'
Laughin' or cryin'
Laughin' or cryin'

She said she saw an angel with a cigarette
Cursin' like a pirate while he's smokin' it
And if that's not just exquisite then what is it
If you don't look up then you miss it

She says stuff like that all of the time
You can't tell if she's laughin' or cryin'
Me I don't think she'd be lyin', laughin' or

Cryin'
Laughin' or cryin'
Laughin' or cryin'
Laughin' or cryin'

Laughin' or cryin'
Laughin' or cryin'
Laughin' or cryin'
Laughin' or cryin'

Laughin' or cryin'
Laughin' or cryin'
Laughin' or cryin'
Laughin' or cryin'

Strange As It Seems
Well it's lonely in here he said
Points to his heart and his head
Puts on his best suit and his shined up shoes
And he climbs into bedIn his pocket is the money he saved
He's got a real clean shave
Yeah he wants to look good tonight
And he turns out the lightIt's not as strange as it seems
When you want to meet the girl of your dreamsWell it's crazy out there she said
Turns off the TV set
Puts on her prettiest dress and her high heeled shoes
And she climbs into bed

She's got on her make up
And her hair's all fixed up
Yeah she's a beautiful sight
And she turns out the light

It's not as strange as it seems
When you want to meet the man of your dreams

Well he opens up his blue eyes
Smells the coffee and the sunrise
Takes off his shoes and his suit and he walks downstairs
And he kisses his wife

Doesn't know if it's real
Well it feels like a dream feels
And it's a beautiful sight
And they dance in the light

It's not as strange as it seems
When you want to meet the girl of your dreams

Sky High

Your head is so high
When you got the right shoes
Your head is so high (Yes it is)
Your head is so high
When you got the right shoes
Your head is so high
Your head is so high
When you got the right shoes
There's something 'bout the lows
Tells the highs what to do

Sky High
Sky High
Sky High

There's something 'bout the bass
Below the melody
There's something 'bout the bass
Yeah there's something 'bout the bass
Below the melody
There's something 'bout the bass
There's something 'bout the bass
Below the melody
There's something 'bout the lows
Tells the highs how to be

Sky High
Sky High
Sky High

There's something 'bout the tears
Coming down from your eyes
There's something 'bout the tears
There's something 'bout the tears
Coming down from your eyes
There's something 'bout the lows
Takes the highs to the sky

Sky High
Sky High
Sky High
Sky High

Seasick Emotions

All the blue sky is gone
How can I get out of bed
This hurricane in my head

I'm just a boat in a storm
How can I know where to go
When everything that I know
Is already lost in the wind

Sailing through a hurricane
Blowing my mind
The seasick emotions go around
And around and around and around
And around

There's a voice in the rain
I wish it would speak in my ear
I never hear what it's saying

So I roll over again
Pull the sheets over my head
And all alone in my bed
Already lost in the wind

Sailing through a hurricane
Blowing my mind
Seasick emotions go around
And around and around and around
And around

Sailing through a hurricane
Sailing through a hurricane
Blowing my mind
Seasick emotions go around
And around and around and around
And around and around and around and around
And around and around and around and around
And around

This is It

This is it and only this
And all the things I think I miss
Make me miss this one and only this
And that's all there is and it shouldn't be missed

This is me and only me
And all the dreams that set me free
Make me miss this one and only me
That's all there is and ever will be

Why do I try to change the world
Why do I try to change the world
If all I need is some love

And this is me and that is you
And all the things I thought I knew
Made me do things that I would do
And I don't know why it's all I knew

Why do I try to change the world
Why do I try to change the world
If all I need is some love

I wanna to know what's below it all
Where there's no either/or at all
Where there's no this or that
Only this
Only this
Only this
Yeah only this
Only this
Only this

(This is it, only this, only things I think I'll miss)
(This is it, only this, only things I think I'll miss)

Why do I try to change the world
Why do I try to change the world
Why do I try to change the world
Why do I try to change the world
If all I need is some love
If all I need is some love
If all I need is some love

Sparkling Wine

I heard the faint voice of reason
And then it faded away
So I raised my glass to her cheek and
Caught the tears she made

And I thought it was love
Thought it was love
But it's only a drug

That sparklin' wine
Gets me so high
Those beautiful tears
Of sparklin' wine

I'm a fool she's a flower
Just can't find the sun
I pick up all the pretty pieces
When she comes undone

And I thought it was love
I thought it was love
Yeah, but it's... it's only a drug

That sparklin' wine
Gets me so high
Those beautiful tears
Of sparklin' wine

Yeah
Hey

One look at those eyes and
My lips get dry
And I know I gotta stay
'Cause the only thing I can think about is
Kissin' those tears away

And I thought it was love
I thought it was love
But it's only a drug

That sparklin' wine
Gets me so high
Those beautiful tears
Of sparklin' wine

That sparklin' wine
Gets me so high
Those beautiful, beautiful tears
Of sparklin' wine

Yeah sparklin' wine
Gets me so high
Those beautiful tears
Of sparklin' wine

One Drop of Truth

I'd rather be lonely
Than locked in a cell
With a bunch of nice people
That I know all too well

I'd rather be cold
Than closed in doors
In a stuffy old house
Where everything's a bore

Rather die thirsty
Than drowned in tears
Crying and drinking
My heart full of fear

Rather die hungry
Than feasting on lies
Give me one drop of truth
I cannot deny

Rather have bad dreams
Than lay awake
Tossing and turning
My mind afraid

Rather run for my life
Than be stuck in a hole
Staring at the sky
Another lonely soul

Rather die thirsty
Than drowned in tears
Crying and drinking
My heart full of fear

Rather die hungry
Than feasting on lies
Give me one drop of truth
One drop of truth
One drop of truth
One drop of truth
I cannot deny

Rather die thirsty
Than drowned in tears
Crying and drinking
My heart full of fear

Rather die hungry
Than feasting on lies
Give me one drop of truth
One drop of truth
Give me one drop of truth
One drop of truth
Give me one drop of truth
One drop of truth
One drop of truth

Can't Look Away

There's a sweet little farmhouse in Virginia
Full of guns and ammunition
In the driveway there's some pickup trucks
With shotgun racks and camouflage paint
Down a path to the river
There's some good ole boy just drinkin' and fishin'
And when the shit hits the fan, you know just who to call
Or who to blame

And you can try
And you can try
But you can't look away

You can't look away
You can't look away
You can try
But you can't look away

She steps out of the bathtub, barely covers up with a towel
And gets the front door
It's the college boy from up the street
Here to cut the grass while her husband's away
And the neighbors they peaked through the blinds
'Cause they know her man's overseas, lost in the war
She fixes her hair up, lets the boy inside
For lemonade

Yeah you can try
And you can try
But you can't look away

Yeah you can't look away
You can't look away
You can try
But you can't look away

And it's a colorful sight
It's got the dark and the light
It's never just black and white
Or even grey
You can't look away

There's a sweet little girl with a folded up flag
On the foot of her bed
Red white and blue turns to black suits and dresses
And headlights in the rain
She doesn't notice the headstone and the white bouquets
And the leftover last respects
It's just the one purple wildflower
Coming up from the dirt on the grave

It's a colorful sight
It's got the dark and the light
It's never just black and white
Or even grey

You can't look away
You can't look away
You can't look away
You can try but you can't look away

Oh you can try but you can't look away
You can try but you can't look away
You can try but you can't look away
You can try but you can't look away
Try but you can't look away
You can try but you can't look away
Try but you can't look away
Try but you can't look away