Songs About Books

by Carey Wallace

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released June 28, 2011

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Track Name: Wise Blood
I'm an outcast that no one can save anymore
and the days of my youth are long gone by
I was the kind of boy the devil would offer
a smoke or a drink to or a ride downtown
to some God-forsaken land

One Sunday morning at dawn you know
they baptized my soul
but they held me down so long
Christ, I almost drowned
I was the kind of boy who never learned to smile
so I kicked and I screamed
till I pulled myself loose from all these great big hands

Wise blood knows how to walk the way the wind blows
Wise blood hears grace whisper right behind

My mama, she turned around and said,
Hey little boy, you better wake up
cause you're walking dead
she was the kind of girl who never touched
a smoke or a drink
she just smoldered like an empty church
left to burn in the wind.

by Kurt Stevenson, Chris Boesel, and Patrick Winningham
Track Name: New World Waltz
I can see it in my dreams, the new world
Leave your things and come and see the new world
the old world turns; it fades and burns
the old men argue but they never learn
but our dreams come true in the new world

They might tell you its a dream, the new world
but close your eyes and you can see the new world
the lullaby the seagulls cry
the road you follow without knowing why
it all waits for you in the new world

No more shadows, no more war
no more smoke to hide the stars
Paper birds that turn to swallows
Darling, I'll be there tomorrow

Look for me when you get to the new world
and hand in hand we'll make it through the new world
this world will be a memory
we'll know our way down streets we've never seen
and I'll dream with you
where our dreams come true
it all waits for you
in the new world

by Carey Wallace
Track Name: Ender's Lullaby
Sweetheart, all your enemies are only in your mind
you wear a soldier's weapons
but I only see a child
dream on, there's no war here tonight

Every day since you were born has been another fight
they fill your hands with battle plans
when you want a valentine
dream on, there's no war here tonight

there's no war here tonight
just a friend with a light

Every word you ever heard was telling the same lie
but now you see with your own eyes
that it's beautiful outside
dream on, there's no war here tonight

by Carey Wallace
Track Name: Heavenly
Honey, take a chance
I'll take you for a ride
your daddy owns this town
but if you'll come outside
we'll leave this town so far behind
and I'll be yours, and you'll be mine
cross my heart, and hope to die
ah, Heavenly

I'm coming back for you
no matter what they say
we make our promises
and then we walk away
I left this town so far behind
but I was yours, and you were mine
we crossed our hearts, and hoped to die
ah, Heavenly

Sweet bird of youth, where have you gone?
I only wanted to come home

You hide a thing away
hoping to keep it safe
but when you dig it up
it's just an empty grave
I left this town so far behind
but I was yours, and you were mine
we crossed our hearts, and hoped to die,
ah didn't we?
ah Heavenly

by Carey Wallace
Track Name: So Long
Walk on a high wire over the snow
what does it matter? Death comes for us all.
radio stations call out our names
fifty years later I don't know what to say

So long, so long, I'll see you tomorrow
so long, so long, so long

Your father waited all through the night
to see the man who'd taken his whole life
my mother waits in a house that's not there
before I can knock, it vanishes in air

Love is a dog who waits by the road
you curse and you starve her, but she won't go home
Life is a house with hundreds of rooms
but if you leave one, you can't ever return

by Carey Wallace