Category: TIM O-BRIEN

John Riley – Tim O’Brien

And he sailed away to America when the country was much younger The place was strange and work was scarce and all he knew was farming So he followed his other Irish friends to a job in the US Army Adventure calls and some men run, and this is their sad story Some get drunk […]

That’s What I Like About You – Tim O’Brien

I like a man who’s crazy about me I like a man who can live without me too That’s what I like about you I like a man who will lay down beside me I like a man who will stand up to me too That’s what I like about you Don’t want a man […]

Edge of the Storm – Tim O’Brien

She said for a rainy day A hundred more from the general store Where she stocked the shelves for pay She’d had enough of those country roads And the wind in the telephone wires Said a prayer for luck, started the truck Checked the mirror and spun the tires Chorus She said there’s no such […]

Shadows of Light – Tim O’Brien

From blindness to sight Sober to tight You’re makin’ me feel like a king and a pawn When you’re here and you’re gone Turnin’ me off and on Chorus: I’m never sure if you’re lettin’ me go or if you’re really mine I need you to show me, let me know, if you’re really mine […]

Travelers – Tim O’Brien

Searching for signs that the spirit may send There are few answers in this life I’m afraid Only more questions from this world that he made South of the city where the olive trees grow In the space between moments my heart sometimes goes I bathe in the silence there down on my knees Then […]

Mountaineer Is Always Free – Tim O’Brien

I walked up the pier from the coffin ships landing My clothes were just rags, no use in this weather But my back was strong, my hands tough as leathe I climbed up these hills till I came to the spot where I stand I cleared these fields and I pulled up the stumps with […]

Kick Me When I’m Down – Tim O’Brien

Figured I would come back before too long As soon as I moved out, you started comin’ around Ain’t it like an old friend to kick me when I’m down Kick me when I’m down, down level with the ground Spread it all around, all over this town Everybody I know knows I nothin’ but […]

Romance Is a Slow Dance – Tim O’Brien

To a sound as sweet as rain It’s a new song you never heard before Unfolding to you both the same It takes time but you can get that step Because lovin’ isn’t like a race Romance is a slow dance And your feet seem to fall in place There’s no one else out there […]

Kelly Joe’s Shoes – Tim O’Brien

He had a new a pair of high-top sneakers, didn’t fit him but they fit me fine I laced up his Converse sneakers, we drove down the California line After we played a little gig in Chico, he headed home, he left me behind Chorus: Said take these shoes and be on your way It […]

Two Journeys (Deux Voyages) – Tim O’Brien

Ils ont traverse la mer avec juste leur courage Mas pfres ont laisse tout pour la liberte Il y avait pas un roi qui pouvait les enchainer They left their land behind to make a great journey With nothing but their music, their courage, their names Our fathers sailed the sea to the west seeking […]

Stagger Lee – Tim O’Brien

It was in the town of St. Louis that old Stagger Lee was born Stagger Lee was a gambler and everybody knew his name He made his living singing high low jack and a game It was in the month of December on a cold and rainy night Stagger Lee and Billy Bly got in […]

Lone Tree Standing – Tim O’Brien

And you’re warm beside me in the early bright You’re the one I wanted, you’re the one I need And I feel so safe here and I feel so free I’d like to freeze this moment, I want to take this time I want to keep it with me, I want to make it mine […]

Turn The Page Again – Tim O’Brien

A question left unanswered, sent out on the evening wind If winter is a stranger, maybe spring will be my friend Seasons change, turn the page again Summer days are longer, I’m still waiting for your call Left hanging like a promise, like summer leaves the fall Sometimes she’s a stranger, sometimes she’s my friend […]

Time to Learn – Tim O’Brien

I can’t believe you’ve really left this world behind I can wait and I can hope I’ll get over this in time It takes time to learn when someone’s gone for good They’re not comin’ back like you wish they would In the empty hours when you miss them so Then it’s time to learn […]

Ribbon in Your Hair – Tim O’Brien

Back in the fall of ’49 The sun was sinkin’ in the west When somethin’ caught my eye And through the dim and misty light I saw the ribbon in your hair As you turned around I found true love then and there We never even met that day Fate kept you and I apart […]