STAY #3945

 

Early in the morning 

I caught you waiting by the dock

Early in the morning 

I caught you waiting by the dock

They say you’re crazy

If you don’t live by the clock

I’ll be ‘round, I’ll be ‘round 

I’ll be ‘round, I’ll be ‘round

Baby won’t you stay, stay with me

 

Later on that evening

We were on a boat to meet the king

Later on that evening 

We were on a boat to meet the king

You said you once loved me 

You know that don’t mean a thing

I’ll be ‘round, I’ll be ‘round 

I’ll be ‘round, I’ll be ‘round

Baby won’t you stay, stay with me

 

Girl you know I loved you

Just like I love my Grandpa John

Girl you know I loved you

Just like I loved my Grandpa John

Loves a funny thing

You turn around and then it’s gone

I’ll be ‘round, I’ll be ‘round 

I’ll be ‘round, I’ll be ‘round

Baby won’t you stay, stay with me

 

-Hewitt-

 

 

LONESOME DEATH BLUES

 

I came out of the womb feeling mad, mad, mad

I came out of the womb feeling mad

Mama said I was useless daddy said I was bad

I came out of the womb feeling mad

 

I took out my last dollar for the train, train, train

I took out my last dollar for the train

I left my children bleeding in the pouring rain

I took out my last dollar for the train

 

I left my heart in a San Francisco game, game, game

I left my heart in a San Francisco game

I let the dealer have it in the pouring rain

I left my heart in a San Francisco game

 

And I heard shots, shots, shots

From a shotgun

I heard shots, shots shots

Said hey where you going at scum of the earth

You aint been right since your mama gave birth 

 

I taught that winding river how to die, die, die

I taught New York City how to lie

I drove across the country to look for blood alright

And I’m heading down to Montreaux in the night

 

I came out of the dealings heading south, south, south

I came out of the dealings heading south

I shot a cop in Madrid got caught by word of mouth

An eight by ten foot cell I call my house

And I heard shots, shots, shots

From a shotgun

I heard shots, shots shots

Said hey where you going at scum of the earth

You aint been right since your mama gave birth

-Hewitt-

 

 

 

 

DREAMS

 

If I could darling knows I would

If I could have only one more dream

 

The light comes on before you 

And they tell you that the night time is done

A one becomes a two

As a three becomes a sheltered one

So let’s go back to the way we came

The lonely nights and the daisy chains

Lost forever as our conscience weeps

Let’s get on with the games we played

Darling I just need to get some sleep

 

If I could darling knows I would

If I could have only one more dream

 

Winter surely brought us here

Before it left a grungy milky spring

That’s what happens while you wait

For the sheep to come counting in

But after all it’s not a fate 

A driven world or a fall from grace

That keeps me from walking down your street

Forgive me if I forget to say goodnight

Darling I just need to get some sleep

 

If I could darling knows I would

If I could have only one more dream

 

-Hewitt-

 

 

 

 

LADY GODIVA 

 

Bright lights and the victory dance

Chambermaid got her head in a trance

I don’t believe she will never be free

Hard loving woman coming after me

 

Oh girl what you do to a man

You do things that I don’t understand

Rich money in a forest of hands

And little Liza Jane’s got her head in her hands

 

Bright lights on the freeway tonight

I got a feeling something just aint right

We don’t believe that you will never be free

Sweet loving woman coming after me

 

Bright lights and the victory dance

Chambermaid got her head in a trance

I don’t believe she will never be free

Hard loving woman coming after me

 

Oh girl what you do to a man

You do things that I don’t understand

Rich money in a forest of hands

And little Liza Jane’s got her head in her hands

-Hewitt-

 

 

 

 

POCAHONTAS LIPS 

 

I can see you staring at me with those Pocahontas lips

Shaking my mind up just like a belly dancers hips

You don’t want to be the only one

Face down in your hands

Sing a rhyme with me, sing in time with me

Harmonize with me cause I know you will

But don’t, Baby don’t hesitate

Just because your love, your love it won’t wait

Maybe I just want to feel good

Maybe I just want to feel like I should

 

I cans see you staring at me with your long crimson hair

Staring at me from across the room with your body debonair

You don’t want to be the only one 

With your face down in your hands

Sing a rhyme with me, sing in time with me

Harmonize with me cause I know you will

But don’t, Baby don’t hesitate

Just because your love, your love it won’t wait

Maybe I just want to feel good

Maybe I just want to feel like I should

 

-Hewitt- 

 

 

 

 

YOU WERE THE GYPSY (REVISED)

 

The water burned my spirit just like the old dust bowl

So beautiful were her roses when tucked beneath her soul

You walked me down to the fire and put back on your clothes

And you were the gypsy, you were the gypsy

You were the gypsy, come and get me stoned

 

She clung to ancient melodies much like ashes due to rain

She wrote a poem about it when his mistress became his maid

And her without my bracelets and I with out my crown

While you were the gypsy you were the gypsy

You were the gypsy, come and get me stoned

 

And as the hangman bows in sorrow we lit a fire for the soul

The violins from old Vermont began to pluck their role

And the dogs of war were perched down by the Gallows pole

And you were the gypsy you were the gypsy You were the gypsy, come and get me stoned

 

Grandpa’s smoking a chimney by a downtown traffic light

Rambaud walks beside him writing visions for the blind

She clutched her yellow satin dress and removed her leather cape

While you were the gypsy you were the gypsy

You were the gypsy, come and get me stoned

 

She removed her dark rimmed glasses and laughed incessantly 

"You must feel a fool" she said and "goddamn he who is free"

While the ladies of the canyon helped spill the nations wine

While you were the gypsy you were the gypsy

You were the gypsy, come and get me stoned

 

The hanging judge will hang me of that there is no doubt

And of that gypsy love of mine I cannot live without

She brought me down to the fire and took off all her clothes

While you were the gypsy you were the gypsy

You were the gypsy, come and get me stoned

 

-Hewitt- 

© 2019/2020 John Hewitt Music of Hiawatha Sound