Category: SHAWN COLVIN

If I Were Brave – Shawn Colvin

All the happy couples on their way to New Orleans Reminding me of when we got along They’re only renting time and space to fill up with their dreams And dreams are what they’ll have when they have gone How could it be that I was born without a clue to carry on And still […]

I Want It Back – Shawn Colvin

I lost the thread, I lost the map It’s not a feeling, it’s a fact I had it once, I was on track Why won’t it stay? I want it back I see you there in that magazine You’re looking smart, you sound supreme You got such lip, you know the street You been around, […]

You And The Mona Lisa – Shawn Colvin

Hold me down to anything Anything that you see I should walk away right now I’ll be there, so never mind I’ll be the one to fall Waiting for you to look up at me Oh I love you the most Always giving up the ghost In your own private conversation You’re a sweet mystery […]

The Dead Of The Night – Shawn Colvin

It is the dead of the night Oh the dead of the night I live on a dream, it came to me When I was young I brought it here, and now for years The streets of London keep it safe and warm Every morning it dies and it is reborn In the dead of […]

Climb On (A Back That’s Strong) – Shawn Colvin

Oh, my soul Sometimes we don’t know what to do We work so hard Being tough on our own But now it’s me and you Let’s give it up Sad bones ‘Cause we all fall on hard times But you don’t have to stand up all alone Just put your hand in mine Climb on […]

84,000 Different Delusions – Shawn Colvin

Good love bad love good love yeah My time your time my time yeah 84,000 different delusions Take a ride in the car 84,000 different delusions Good times bad times good times yeah Our world their world our world yeah 84,000 different delusions Meet me down at the bar 84,000 different delusions Go look at […]

Monopoly – Shawn Colvin

I don’t know what else to do I would rather do anything Than write this song for you And perpetuate this thing In my head, in my living room With the usual arsenal Of broken chords and rusty strings To surrender all And I don’t like to be so weak Retreating behind these lines The […]

Wichita Skyline – Shawn Colvin

Down at the train they go to Independence everyday But anywhere else now seems like a million miles away And I must have been high to believe that I would ever leave Now I’m just a flat fine line like the Wichita skyline I rode on the airstream across the great lonesome afternoon I wished […]

Cry Like An Angel – Shawn Colvin

The streets of my town are not what they were They are haloed in anger, bitter and hurt And it’s not so you’d notice but it’s a sinister thing Like the wheels of ambition at the christening So I went out walking on the streets of the dead With a chip on my shoulder And […]

Trouble – Shawn Colvin

Baby let me set you down You look so troubled and I think I know Just when you think you’ve come around There you go Now I know the business of the heart And it’ll get you anyway it can You need someone to walk with in the dark, well I’m your man I go […]

Shotgun Down The Avalanche – Shawn Colvin

I’m riding shotgun down the avalanche Tumbling and falling down the avalanche So be quiet tonight the stars shine bright On this mountain of new fallen snow But I will raise up my voice into the void You have left me nowhere to go I love you so much and it’s so bizarre A mystery […]

The Story – Shawn Colvin

Well we pounded the pavement between dotted lines But we always belonged to the fugitive kind We were never the best but we were better than this To be made to bow down among princes I got thrown around hallways and bedrooms and towns And you run from that voice and it drags you around […]

Suicide Alley – Shawn Colvin

Wait for me by the banshee tree Let me be your wailing companion Pass ’em on by, don’t look ’em in the eye Suicide Alley is callin’ You thought you were dreaming You could wake up dead And you’ll never know what’s real All this damage is runnin’ loose in your head And it really […]

New Thing Now – Shawn Colvin

This is your new thing now Naked as a rose Everything exposed But not quite This is your new thing now Cards out on the table A genius with no label But not quite, not quite God, I swear it’s good to be back home Waiting for the newest Rolling Stone All the other girls […]

New Thing Now – Shawn Colvin

This is your new thing now Naked as a rose Everything exposed But not quite This is your new thing now Cards out on the table A genius with no label But not quite, not quite God, I swear it’s good to be back home Waiting for the newest Rolling Stone All the other girls […]

Orion In The Sky – Shawn Colvin

Maybe somewhere in the southern hemisphere There could be room for all this love Where they’ve saved a place for innocence And what is still mysterious And their dreaming time They’re dreaming time Because we’ve broken down the wilderness And we’ve blackened up the skies And we cry ’cause we’ve got no vision left While […]