"'Till The Day" Song Lyrics

Open Skies

Savannah

You’re off to New York today
To chase a dream or to run away
You always liked the spotlight
To play someone else’s life made your own seem alright

But I know the girl beneath the costume
And the love we have that I hold onto
And even though I must let you go
Don’t turn me into just some guy you used to know

I hope you shine Savannah
I hope you get there someday
I know you will find what you’re running after
But don’t you lose yourself along the way

But won’t you miss the harvest moon
Or the sweet Georgia peaches when they’re in bloom
Will you trade these quiet nights
And this view of the stars for those bright city lights

I hope you shine Savannah
I hope you get there someday
I know you will find what you’re running after
But don’t you lose yourself along the way

You’re waving from your bus seat
And I can see your tears
I’m standing on this lonely street from which
You’ll soon disappear

The child inside me wants to hold you back
And stand in the way of that greyhound
But now I will grow up
Not hold you down

And watch you shine Savannah
I know you will get there someday
I’m sure you will find what you’re running after
But don’t you lose yourself

When you shine Savannah
Don’t you lose yourself along the way

You’re off to New York today
To chase a dream or to runaway
You’re off to New York today
Don’t turn me into just some guy you used to know

‘Til The Day

I can never know if you’d approve of me
But I’m here to ask you just the same
I’ve been walking row by row
Searching for your name

They tell me you sang just like me
But you never cared to make it big
A family man whose dream in life
Was his wife and his kids

I came here to ask for your permission
To take your daughter as my wife
And I hope you’re not rolling over in your grave cause I will
Love her ‘til the day I die

I will give her everything I have
The Lord knows that ain't much
I'd buy her expensive things
But she don’t care about that stuff

And I’m not schooled in politics
I just don’t give a damn about all that
But I’ve got ambition, I’ve got this guitar
And I got the clothes on my back

I came here to ask for your permission
To take your daughter as my wife
And I hope you’re not rolling over in your grave cause I will
Love her ‘til the day I die

I talked to your kids this morning
Everyone is safe and okay
Mary’s still in school
And Mathew has another baby on the way

And I wish that you were still around
Your wife says we’d get along just fine
You know after all these years
You’re still always on her mind

I came here to ask for your permission
To take your daughter as my wife
And I hope you’re not rolling over in your grave cause I will
Love her ‘til the day I die

I know you can’t walk her down the aisle
And you can’t place her hand in mine
But I know that you’ll be with us
When we hear those wedding bells chime

So I brought you an invitation
Along with some flowers from the bride
You know she’d give anything
To still have you by her side

And that’s why I’m here to ask for your permission
To take your daughter as my wife
And I hope you’re not rolling over in your grave cause I will
Love her ‘til the day I die, oh I will, Love her ‘til the day I die
I promise I will, love her ‘til the day I die

Last Chance

I’m so tired girl of chasing you
There’s a million other things this man could do
I’ve been hangin’ round this town
For way to long
Tonight’s your last chance mama
Or else in the morning I’ll be gone

I bring you flowers from the park
I hold your hand when it gets dark
So tell me what it is
That I do wrong
Tonight’s your last chance mama
Or else in the morning I’ll be gone

I walk you home most every night
We get to your doorstep you kiss me good-bye
But you never invite me in
And girl it’s been so long
So take your last chance mama
Or else in the morning I’ll be gone

I’ll be the rhythm of your tune
I’ll be the melody soft and smooth
I’ll be your boogie-woogie man
Your favorite song
So take your last chance mama
Or else in the morning
Take your last chance baby
Or else in the morning
Better take your last chance mama
Or in the morning I’ll be gone

Away Forever

I miss the man in your locket
Cause that’s the man I used to be
I left my heart and your name next to mine
A scar upon that willow tree

Now I’m married to this moving
And staring at these hotel walls
I can’t believe I left your warm embrace
For this black and empty highways call

Now I’m a teardrop from your eye
Where I can touch your face again
And taste your skin one last time
Before I’m wiped away, away forever

We used to sparkle like a diamond
I should have put one on your hand
But I just, I filled my pockets full of fool’s gold
Just like a fool, I did not treasure what I had

And now I’m a teardrop from your eye
Where I can touch your face again
And taste your skin one last time
Before I’m wiped away, away forever

Now you’ve grown roots like that willow
And branches of tears raining down
But all I feel beneath my knees
Is a thousand miles of shaky ground

And now I’m a teardrop from your eye
And here I touch your face again
And taste your skin one last time
Before I’m wiped away, away forever

Lie To Me

I’ve been gone a short time
But the desert makes a person age
Now I’ve got eyes in the back of my head
And my nerves are nearly frayed

You say I don’t laugh, not like I used to
You say where’s that boy, a year ago I said goodbye to

I’m still marching through a sandstorm
As thick as blood, as sharp as knives
My ears are ringing, I’m in battle
I’m watching buddies lose their lives

See, you can’t know the firestorm I’ve seen
And you can’t tell a nightmare from a dream

But Lie to me, Give one more blissful
Night to me, Let your morning kisses
Lie to me

You’ve been toasting to your freedom
The ignorant bliss I used to know
When you were shooting down tequila
I was lining up the dead in rows

We both know the fairy tale is over
But even so, how about one last night for this soldier

Lie to me, Give one more blissful
Night to me, Let your morning kisses
Lie to me

I didn’t have the grades for a university
With my diploma came a gun
With life and death at my fingertips
Now I must live with what I’ve done

We both know the innocence is gone
But even so, for one more night let's hold on

Lie to me, Give one more blissful
Night to me, Let your morning kisses

Lie to me, spend one more blissful
Night with me, with your morning kisses

Lie to me
How ‘bout one last night

Still On My Mind

Skipping school on fridays
Secret afternoons in each other’s arms
Cracker Jack prize Tattoos on your body
Hidden treasures for me to find
And after all this time, you’re still on my mind

If I had said I’m sorry
And taken back those rotten things I said
Would I still have the warmth of your body
And the right woman in my bed
After all this time, you’re still on my mind

Time can heal, time can ease all the pain
Setting free a broken heart
But through the years, all those other flames
They just bring me back to the start

Where you’re still on my mind, you’re still on my mind

But now I reach my driveway
So soon I’ll settle down in another’s arms
She will greet me mind, soul, and body
Never knowing just what I hide
That after all this time, you’re still on my mind

Skipping school on Friday’s
Secret afternoons
Cracker Jack prize, tattoos on your body
Hidden treasures for me to find
After all this time, you’re still on my mind

Red Jacket

Well, I don’t have a red jacket like James Dean
And I’m not as handsome as Springsteen
But maybe I could offer more than a schoolgirl crush
That still hangs on your wall

You won’t find me in this month’s Rolling Stone
You can’t hear my voice at the touch of your hand
But I could do things your records can’t do
If I was your music man

Well I could be with you in silence
And I could hold onto you when it storms
I’ll dance with you and when the music stops
I’ll still be there to keep you warm

I don’t have a million dollars
And strumming this guitar is all I know
See, there’s two reasons I get out of bed each day
And loving you is my favorite one of those

Cause I want to be on you like your lipstick
And be as close as your shadow when I can
Yes I would do things your records can’t do
If you let me be your music man

I would be with you in silence
And I would hold onto you when it storms
I’ll dance with you and when the music stops
I’ll still be there to keep you warm

But sometimes records wear out
And songs don’t mean what they did before
And it’s true that hearts can sometimes break like needles
But we will take off our headphones, we will write a new song every time

I will be with you in silence
I will hold onto you when it storms
I’ll dance with you and when the music stops
I will still be there to keep you warm

If I was your music man
Just let me be your music man
If I was your music man

I’m Coming Home

I’m going down
Down to New Orleans
Back to the city
To my river queen

So you can stop writing letters
And put that phone card away
Cause baby I’m coming home

I saved all my money
That I earned along the way
To wake up beside you
And lie in bed all day

So you can stop writing letters
And put that phone card away
When I get home

Will you meet me in your birthday suit
I’ll make up for those nights away from you
And we’ll fall in love all over again
Cause baby I’m coming home

So you can stop writing letters
And put that phone card away
When I get home

Will you meet me in your birthday suit
I’ll make up for the nights away from you
And we’ll fall in love all over

I’ll sing you to sleep again
We’ll be as far from lonely as we’ve ever been
And we’ll Fall in love all over again
Cause baby I’m coming home

Down to New Orleans
To my river queen

So you can stop writing letters
And put that phone card away
Yeah baby I’m coming home

Broken Man

Out at the train tracks on that fateful day
A broken man who lost his way
Pulled off of the highway to end it all
Parked right on the tracks and let his engine stall

The ground shook below him as the train rolled near
He pictured his wife and wondered if she’d care
He’d put her through hell than hung her out to dry
He was a different man when he met her, but that man had already died

What a broken man
Broken man

He jumped out of the car, ten seconds he had left
Dropping to his knees and failing this attempt
Like everything before he never took control
No he couldn’t even finish digging his own hole

The explosion from the crash blew that engine off the tracks
Took out a second train that was only trying to pass
The collisions killed a few and injured many more
He walked from this mess more broken than before

Oh what a broken man
He was a broken man

Broken man
Oh what a broken man

He’ll forever spend his days behind those prison walls
And he never will forgive himself for all the pain he caused
But for once in his life he’ll feel so secure
Not in control of his own fate, locked behind a cell room door

Oh what a broken man
He was a broken man

Oh what a broken man
He was a broken man

Go On

These rusty guitar strings
They don’t play like they should
The times come for changing
They gave all they could

And you used to hold me
Like I was going off to war
But now no one’s left standing
I can’t fight anymore

So go on without me
Go on your own
I’ll think about you
But I'm not about to
Go on alone

You’re so quick to judge me
And kick when I’m down
You laugh at my music
But you still hang around

Well go on without me
And go on your own
I’ll think about you
But I'm not about to
Go on alone

So gather your records
Gather your pride
And keep your convictions
So warm at your side

Just leave my door open
Cause as you walk out the whole world’s walking in
When I swap out these old strings
And start singing again

So go on without me
Go on your own
I might think about you
But I'm not about to go on alone

I’ll think about you
But I'm not about to
Go on alone

These rusty guitar strings
They gave all they could