Goldmine

by Phil Smith

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released January 1, 2008

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Track Name: Annie
Annie


Down on the esplanade we’d walk at night
Watch the flames as someone else played with fire
The Western Pier just like a satellite
That someone set on fire and pushed into the night

We crossed the road and you kissed me hard enough
To knock me down, down, down
One smile from you was usually all it took
To knock me out

And outside all the leaves are falling down
But I loved you Annie
Riding through these streets just like the wind
Oh I loved you Annie straight as I could be

You were the shining light I’d never be
You had to save yourself for someone else to glow
You lit the night up like a shooting star
I was caught up in the blazing tail

You looked at me then kissed me hard enough
To knock me down
One smile from you was usually all it took
To knock me out

And outside all the leaves are falling down
But I loved you Annie
Riding through these streets just like the wind
Oh I loved you Annie
Straight as I could be


I never really held you long enough to really make a change
And all the stars that stand above us now for a while we burned as bright
And all the stars that stand above us now for a (while we burned as bright) X2

I loved you Annie straight as I could be
I loved you Annie how did you love me
I loved you Annie straight as I could be
I loved you Annie how did you love me
Track Name: Goldmine
Goldmine


I got a smell of death,
From the house on the hill.
I learnt it at an early age,
I learnt it well.

And the goldmine’s still burning,
At the back of my mind and it’s fierce,
And the long road’s still calling,
Like a star on the hill
Late at night all alone

When the phone rings in the dead of the night,
I still feel that fear.
When the car left the road, and no sound followed,
Oh Lord I said a prayer.

And the goldmine’s still burning,
At the back of my mind and it’s fierce,
And the long road still haunts me,
Like a star on the hill
Late at night all alone.

I got a smell of death,
From the house on the hill.
I learnt it at an early age,
I learnt it well, I learnt it well
Track Name: Blackbird
Blackbird


When the rain falls down,
Will you drive straight home
To be with him, in his time of need.
In his time of need.

When the blackbird sings,
Will you spread you wings and fly,
Straight in to the sky, with no regrets.
With no regrets.

And it sure feels good to be back home again
It sure feels good to be standing again, at your side.
Oh we worked hard, but we worked out all right.

Will you pack yr bags, will you drive straight home
To see him girl when he calls yr name.

When the blackbird sings,
Will you spread you wings and fly,
Straight in to the sky, with no regrets.
With no regrets.

And it sure feels good to be back home again, that’s right.
It sure feels good to be standing again, at your side.
Oh we worked hard, but we worked out all right.


When the rain falls down,
Will you drive straight home
To be with him
When the blackbird sings,
Will you spread you wings and fly,
Straight in to the sky, with no regrets.
With no regrets
Track Name: (I'll Walk The Line) One More Time
One More Time.




Turn off the fan and lie in the cool morning air
And hold my love tight.
To the sound of the freeway I’d die if I go nowhere
But she holds back the night

And I’ll walk the line one more time
Oh I’ll walk the line one more time

If you find love is nothing but flowers and a crying despair You know love ain’t there
In the evening she comes and she tries
To make peace all our own
Oh why do I fight it would I die alone?

And I’ll walk the line one more time
Oh I’ll walk the line one more time



And I mean every word that I say, nothing more nothing less
And you know that I long, I long to be near.
To love you and hold you and feel your soft caress
And I mean what I say, nothing more, nothing less.

Oh I’ll walk the line one more time.
Yes I’ll walk the line one more time.
Oh I’ll walk the line one more time.
Yes I’ll walk the line one more time.
Track Name: Baby Doll (w Bill Chambers)
Baby Doll


Maybe I should just stop running,
Make a stand and fold this hand,
I’m holding on too tight.
The joker’s wearing kind of thin,
The queen of hearts she tells me,
“Boy you’d better make a choice, you’re wearing out your welcome here.”

La de da, just like a boy,
But you know I wanna be a man,
And girl I know you’re not a toy,

Can you help me understand?
Can you help me understand?

Night she sets out on the city,
I wanna come in from the cold,
But maybe I’m too old to ever change my weary ways.
Baby doll, baby doll, do I disappoint you,
Looking for the answers,
Losing sight of what I got in my two hands

La de da, just like a boy,
But you know I wanna be a man,

Oh girl I know you’re not a toy,
Can you help me understand?
Can you help me understand?
Can you help me understand?


Bounced around for all these years,
Just like a pinball in the back room
Of some bar you’re never been.
Waiting for someone to play,
But it’s closing time and everybody’s holding hands or
Drunk or both, oh God am I too late?

La de da, just like a boy,
But you know I wanna be a man,
Oh girl I know you’re not a toy,

Can you help me understand?
Can you help me understand?
Can you help me understand?
Track Name: Everybody's Going Somewhere
Everybody’s Going Somewhere



Head out the drive,
Turn left, then right, then right again.
Hit the freeway hard,
And slip alone through the night
Slip alone through the night

Head into the night,
Just like a shooting star.
But don’t tell no one,
And don’t believe all ya hear.

Cause everybody’s going somewhere,
Yeah everybody’s going somewhere.
Oh everybody’s going somewhere.


Head into the night.
Just like a shooting star.
But don’t believe all you see,
And don’t tell no one
Cause it’s a secret,
Oh oh it’s a secret

Everybody’s going somewhere x 3.
Track Name: Where Does It Go?
Where Does It Go

I pack a change of clothes
In case she asks me to stay
At the end of the day

But we’ve been down that road
Too many times
And some things they don’t ever change
No matter how you try

Dropped you off as the sun
Bid us goodnight
And I remember someone once told me
Love never dies

So where does it go

And I hold her tight
But she don’t love me like you did
Oh darling I’m sorry
I acted just like I did
And oh Lord we tried
The best that we knew
I don’t know how this love left us
Feeling so blue

So where does it go

Just like lovers do
Oh we had our fights
At the end of the day
It ain’t about who’s wrong
And it ain’t about who’s right
And I guess we loved
But sometimes that’s not enough
To keep two people together
And we fell apart

Where does it go
Track Name: The Grave of Margaritis
The Grave of Margaritis

Angel lies face down in the graveyard
Just flappin’ her wings in the cool Autumn breeze
And Margaritis died in 1953
A husband and a father
Oh Lord there was grief
Like you’ve never seen

And all around the clouds
Were promising rain
But what did they bring to the scene
Nothing but shadows
And a too early grave
A too early grave for thee

Do the headstones confound you
The epitaphs they read
“They found their way home one year at a go”
Do you float like a drifter
Or stop at the scene
Aware of the load
They would make you carry
All the way to the end of the line

And all around the clouds
Were promising rain
But what did they bring to the scene
Nothing but shadows
And a too early grave
A too early grave for thee

And the pine trees that point the way home
They offer you no peace at all
And the headstones just sink on their owners
Like they’re tired of standing here too
Track Name: One More For The Road
I came down to see you
Just the other day
I met your ma and she drove the knife
A little farther home I’d say
Well I can’t see to clearly now
Through the bottom of this empty cup
And even though
I know this night won’t
Lighten up my load
You’d better give me
One more for the road

‘cause honey I’m a drinker now
That’s the way it’s gonna stay
Your streets don’t hold much hope for me
But I drive ‘em all the same
And I can’t see too clearly now
Through the bottom of this empty cup
And even though I know this night won’t
Lighten up my load
You’d better give me
One more for the road

I left my heart at the borderline
Where the river winds it’s way
I think of you when I pass through
All those fields of blowin’ cane
Well they all shout your name
And I can’t see too clearly now
Through the bottom of this empty cup
Even though I know this night won’t
Lighten up my load
You’d better give me
One more for the road
Track Name: Home Around Three
One More for The Road.

I came down to see you
Just the other day
I met your ma and she drove the knife
A little farther home I’d say
Well I can’t see to clearly now
Through the bottom of this empty cup
And even though
I know this night won’t
Lighten up my load
You’d better give me
One more for the road

‘cause honey I’m a drinker now
That’s the way it’s gonna stay
Your streets don’t hold much hope for me
But I drive ‘em all the same
And I can’t see too clearly now
Through the bottom of this empty cup
And even though I know this night won’t
Lighten up my load
You’d better give me
One more for the road

I left my heart at the borderline
Where the river winds it’s way
I think of you when I pass through
All those fields of blowin’ cane
Well they all shout your name
And I can’t see too clearly now
Through the bottom of this empty cup
Even though I know this night won’t
Lighten up my load
You’d better give me
One more for the road
Track Name: Mary
Mary


Mary left town a long long time ago
Where she went to I never did know
Now I don’t get nothin’ but cold driving rain
When I take a walk down memory lane

And the wind it blows hard down the street these days
Ain’t nothin’ but curtains and locks on the gates
And I miss her hands at the wheel on the way
Down the road to her place at the end of the day

You wanna stay for a while have a drink
With eyes that said more than her mouth ever did
And I miss her hands at the wheel on the way
Down the road to her place at the end of the day

And the wind it blows hard down the street these days
Ain’t nothin’ but curtains and locks on the gates
See Mary left town a long time ago
Where she went to I never did know
The day that she left I got drunk fought and swore
Felt my heart sink and go right through the floor
Kicked a hole clear through the publican’s door
And busted a window at the company store
Walked 15 miles through the cold drivin rain
And slept on her porch

See Mary left town a long long time ago
Where she went to I never did know