SUPERIOR LOVE

 

Mad Max was standing on the corner as he bent down to tie his shoes

Up from behind came his forty second wife and she's giving him her version of the blues

Forty two seemed to be the magic number I had to get to it somehow 

As she bends down to pick up a stone she says what do you think of me now?

What do you think of me now?

They held her up against the gates of the storm

She prayed to the Lord above wishing she'd never been born

Yeah she wished she'd never been born

As she bent down off in the distance she noticed the dogs of war

And she looks me in the eye as she starts to cry 

Says what the hell are they barking at me for?

What the hell are they barking at me for?

 

Well you wished me well from your wishing well

You were bouncing around baby like a carousel 

You tossed me a penny said "skip it like a stone

If you can't do it right I've got plenty"

We both stood still in the Autumn of the night 

Feeling half dead bout' the things we'd recite

You looked at me said "Do you love me tonight?"

And I guess the rest is history

Yeah I guess the rest is history 

They held him up against the gates of the storm

He prayed to the Lord above wishing he'd never been born

Yeah he wished he'd never been born

As he bent down off in the distance he noticed the dogs of war

And he looks me in the eye as he starts to cry 

Says what the hell are they barking at me for?

What the hell are they barking at me for?

 

Well its cold outside and baby I won't lie I wish it was all my fault

But it’s the world out there that gets me scared

That there's something out there that I want

So follow the breeze deep down in the trees

Van Morrison played as I began to weep

In a small café that was just down the street

But I swear I didn't know I was running

Yeah I swear I didn't know I was running

They held me up against the gates of the storm

I prayed to the Lord above wishing I'd never been born

Yeah I wished I'd never been born

As I bend down off in the distance I notice the dogs of war

And she looks me in the eye as I start to cry 

 what the hell are they barking at me for?

What the hell are they barking at me for?

 

Well hangman, hangman don't cry for me, I've been around for a thousand centuries 

And don't you cry as my body sways all you people gonna walk away

Yeah all you people gonna watch and walk away

I'm sorry for the things I've said and I've done

I've sinned enough times to black out the sun

Whoever said the pen was stronger than the sword

Lord he never had to go out and face one, no he never had to go out and face one

So follow the leaves and the colorless trees down the road less traveled to the fire that breathes

If I'm to be around to see you there I might give a nod or I might not care

There's something in my Northern blood that keeps me searching for Superior love 

There's something in those northern lights that keep my mind from slipping

There's something in those northern nights that keep my mind from slipping

 

-Hewitt-

 

 

EMERALD CITY

 

Take me back to the halls of the Emerald City

Where the wild wolves still howl towards the moon

And that midnight train in the night goes gently passing

All along the D-line through and through 

 

And I'll call your name like a gypsy 

Full of wonder at the sound

Of a long gun spilling powder 

Through the trees and the Basset hounds 

 

And my own heart it seems to be disappearing 

All along the restlessness in the rain

That midnight train in the night goes slowly passing

All along the D-line in my brain 

 

And I'll call your name like a gypsy 

Full of wonder at the sound

Of a long gun spilling powder 

Through the trees and the Basset hounds 

 

Take me back to the halls of the Emerald City

Where the wild wolves are cast upon the shores

And that midnight train in the night still gently passing

All along the D-line forever more

 

And I'll call your name like a gypsy 

Full of wonder at the sound

Of a long gun spilling powder 

Through the trees and the Basset hounds 

 

-Hewitt-

 

 

 

ON MY WAY TO NELSON 

 

I'm on my way to Nelson

With my thumb pointed at the clouds

A thousand years behind me

And twice as many Miles

I'll tell you when I get there

And I'll write you every day

Unless the breezes stone me

And the Rockies get in my way

 

I'm on my way to Nelson

As the fog lifts from my eyes

I can smell a sense of freedom

Somewhere beyond the skies

I slept the stretch of Winnipeg

I talked through all my dreams 

Across this western landscape

Where my inner compass leans

 

I'm on my way to Nelson

And I've met a girl or two

And on this harvest sunset

I met one just like you

We talked of humid summers

And the northern art of song 

She's on her way to Nelson

In the morning I'll be gone

 

-Hewitt- 

 

 

 

 

VIRGINIA PLEASE 

 

Sent a letter to the tip of the bay

Arrived late with nothing to say 

I don't mind I kind of like it that way

Long as it made it to you 

 

She opened up his final remains

Post card on Saturday it came 

She couldn't read through the tears or through the rain

Lord it was all she could do

 

Oh baby, baby I tell you I'm spent

I got a dollar but I aint got no sense

I saw him running but I don't know where they went

They'll be coming home soon

 

Virginia Please don't leave me tonight

I feel so sick something aint right 

I need your love to waltz with me tonight

Carry me into the dawn

And carry me into the dawn

 

Carry me, carry me

Carry me into the dawn

Carry me, Carry me

Carry me into the dawn

 

Take the rag away from my eyes

I don't need it I'm not afraid to cry

I'm scared of living and I'm also scared to die

Lord its all I can do

 

I feel the chill deep down in my bones

I'm bound to ramble if I got nowhere to go

When I'm gone don't pick up the telephone

Cause there won't be nobody there

 

Virginia please don't leave me tonight

I feel so sick something aint right

I need your love to waltz with me tonight

And carry me into the dawn

And carry me into the dawn 

 

Carry me, carry me

Carry me into the dawn...

 

-Hewitt-

BACK IN MEMPHIS

 

Well I can't say what I'm doing here

I take a look around and it still aint clear

The only thing on my brain

Is that Memphis, Tennessee

 

Well I got here, I got here late

I'm a looking for my woman she's a sweet Memphis date

The only thing on my brain

Is that Memphis Tennessee

 

I got me a suit case of thrills

I got me a pocket full of Ben Franklin bills

The only thing on my brain

Is that Memphis Tennessee 

 

If that’s the way that you want it

That’s the way it should be

If that’s the way that you want it

Then it’s the only way for me

 

I got me a fever and chills

I'm a looking for my woman she give me those thrills

The only thing on my brain

Is that Memphis Tennessee

 

If that’s the way that you want it

That’s the way it should be

If that’s the way that you want it

Then it’s the only way for me

 

I cant say what I'm doing here

I take a look around and it still aint clear

The only thing on my brain

Is that Memphis Tennessee

 

-Hewitt-

  

SHE'S TOO AFRAID

 

I called to my love

Please come here my love

She's so far away

And she's too afraid

She's too afraid

 

I wonder where you've been

I wonder where you’ve gone 

But youre so far away

And I'm too afraid 

I'm too afraid

 

Another pack of cigarettes

Another whiskey down

Still there's nothing I can do

To stop your memory from hanging around 

 

I want to be with you

You want to be with me

But we're so far apart

And we're too afraid

We're too afraid

 

Another pack of cigarettes

Another whiskey down

Still there's nothing I can do

To stop your memory from hanging around

 

I called to my love

Please come here my love

But she's so far away

And she's too afraid

She's too afraid 

 

-Hewitt-

RECONSIDER ME

 

At a bus stop in Arkansas

I could see your soul go by

Through the window of a Greyhound bus

That was carrying a true love of mine

 

And after dawn I awoke in vain 

My head in my hands and my feet in the rain

To cool my mind and to cease the pain

Through the echoes of my wildest dreams

 

I really hope you're gonna change your mind

I really hope you'll be my honey bee

I really hope you're gonna change your mind

I really hope you'll reconsider me

 

I was born on a mountain top

Down along the Alberta line

My head got heavy and my feet got hot

I was destined to do my time

 

I really hope you're gonna change your mind

I really hope you'll be my honey bee

I really hope you're gonna change your mind

I really hope you'll reconsider me

 

All along the road that brought me here

I could see those shadows crawl

Up towards my mama's grave

Damn you Spirit leave her alone…

 

-Hewitt-

DEATH IN THE WOODS

 

Out in the breeze, caught out on a limb

The breezes blowing from the fire within

The snow that’s frozen to the bristles of your chin

But you swore this road would take me home

 

You're in the mountains and for what its worth

You wish your mama aint never gave birth

You spot a raven on the shoulder where he's perched

And you swore this road would take me home

 

Oh my love you came and went again

Oh my love you sheltered me from wind

Oh my love when I needed a friend

Oh my love how I needed you then

 

My final breath is coming up behind me

As I rest my head on the shadows of the trees

Your love got caught somewhere on that breeze

And you swore this road would take me home

 

As you walk away I know I can't pretend 

I saw your world through a rose colored fish-eye lens

I cross the bridge where the river starts to bend

But you swore this road would take me home

 

Oh my love you came and went again

Oh my love you sheltered me from wind

Oh my love when I needed a friend

Oh my love how I needed you then

 

-Hewitt-

 

 

 

 

 

GIVE IT UP TO ME 

 

If you've got the time spend it with me

If you've got a heart won't you let it beat

And if you want to dance then get up on your feet

But if you've got the notion to love

If you've got the notion to love

Give it up to me

 

And if you want to run baby why don't you run

And if you want to stay baby why don't you stay

And if you've gotta go you best be on your way

But if you’ve got the notion to love

If you’ve got the notion to love

Give it up to me

 

Oh my love I've been busten

I've been misused and I've been mistrusted 

But I need you now, oh yes I need you now

Oh my love I need cover

I want to be so much more than your lover

Cause I love you so

Oh yes I love

I love you so

 

But if you got the time spend it with me

And if you’ve got yourself a heart

Why don’t you lay it next to mine and we'll feel em' both beat

And if you want to dance I'm aready on my feet

But if you’ve got the notion to love

If you’ve got the notion to love

Give it up to me

 

-Hewitt-

© 2019/2020 John Hewitt Music of Hiawatha Sound