Strangebyrds

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1.
Open Spaces 03:01
OPEN SPACES / Ray Smith Got a Little song about open spaces long flat planes high mountain places Got one out the back It's about this wide That's where I go to fix my insides -CH- Open spaces that's for me when trouble comes a knockin That's where I'll be A little bit of sweat, a little bit of love It's like a gift from above I moved seventeen times before I got here Pedal to the metal year after year Now I'm a little bit stuck here but it's OK I got a hot little woman and she's here to stay
2.
Susanna 04:13
It's five o'clock on a Friday and I can see that she is home standing on the back porch and talkin on the phone She's taken off her hat, her hair's just starting to show She's a hell of a fighter and she's my hero and I say -CH- Oh Susanna, girl you've done it again. It's the second time walkin with the devil, she's runnin a faster mile burnin up all the bad guy's with chemo and a smile and I never mention it, hell she don't even know She's my next door neighbor and she's my hero -CH- -BR- Sometimes we worry bout things so small lose sight of the magic of it all Sometimes life's so sweet and fragile and it's your turn to take it on solo Maybe I'll buy a six pack and drink it in her back yard seems like a good thing to do when life is hitting you hard And we'll toast to her hair and garden they're both just starting to grow and we'll toast to Susanna cause she's our hero and we'll all sing -CH- Oh Susanna, girl you've done it again Oh Susanna, girl you've done it again Cause she's my hero, she don't even know She's my hero, she don't know Susanna
3.
Strangebyrds 03:48
Strangebyrds / Ray Smith Strangebyrds, that's you and me never quite fittin into society We tried and we tried got married to the lie tryin to build somethin from nothin the thing that you find when you build on a lie yeah it just starts crumblin -CH- Strangebyrd you are my world you're the one that sees me and I know with you I'm home wherever that my be Strangebyrd come with me, we'll fly around the back door perch on the stage and sing well there's a whole lot of trouble in the world today everybodies just tryin to get away We'll try to make em laugh we'll try to make em sing gonna do the only thing we can do -CH-
4.
When I Rive 02:42
When I Rive / Ray Smith Is anybody gonna be there when rive Is anybody gonna be there when I rive If anybodies gonna be there he'll be lookin up at me with an angry stare -CH- Is anybody gonna be there when I rive Now I've been told that I should go to hell a couple of girls said I would burn very well I don't mind goin to hell with all my friends there it could be pretty swell -CH- solo What would happen if I went the other way Oh lord if I went the other way If I went the other way the gates would be locked there'd be nothin I could say -CH-
5.
Little Bird 03:13
I wish that you were a bird And you could fly away You could fly through the bars Over the heads of the prison guards I wish that you were a swallow fly into the night Fly to Colorado fly towards the light Little Bird Little Bird Rough winds will come and they will go You must hold onto what you know What you know Soon you will be free from the steely cage you're in You will try your wings and you will fly again Little Bird Little Bird I know, I know, I know
6.
Bad Train 03:19
Bad Train / Ray Smith There's somethin comin feels like a train churnin my guts messin with my brain don't look like soon it's gonna stop when you lose the bottom what happens to the top -CH- It's like a Bad Train comin, It's like a Bad Train comin on whoo hoo comin on whoo hoo A lotta people out there tryin to reinvent It's hard to change your life when the money's all spent A second on the house and a new car too tell me now daddy what you gonna do -CH- -BR- The message that I send, You gotta have some hope my friend Keep pushin for the stars
7.
Hard Times 03:07
My grandpa was a hardworking man The year was 1932 He lost the farm and everything he had A hundred acres of good farm land Living in hard times Fallen on hard times He moved the family to the east side of town Trouble in the streets, gangs all around My daddy learned how to run and how to fight Food was scarce and money was tight Living in hard times Fallen on hard times We used to laugh when he told his stories of cardboard in his shoes We'd kick each other under the table but inside we knew it was true It's hard for me to look at my sons And know that things don't really change All the troubles of our past come back Yeah, just rearranged Living in hard times Fallen on hard times Living in hard times Fallen on hard times
8.
Black and White Image / Ray Smith Walkin and a pickin I figure things out I saw myself with you and without It's a black and white image in the rain I thought of our friend who lost his love it's like God take your heart and give it a shove It's a black and white image in the rain -CH- You never know how much time you've got ya gotta live it right now and live alot yeah yeah My own mother decided to die sittin right there she looked us in the eye and she said it's my time to go My dad moved on to give another try the war came in and took his life It's a black and white image in the rain -CH- Walkin and a pickin I figure things out I saw myself with you and without It's a black and white image in the rain So grab hold your lover and hold him tight go home crazy and make love tonight color that image in your brain the black and white image in the rain
9.
Trouble 03:19
I ain't getting younger I'm running from old Broken hearts, done things God only knows But there is just one thing That will never change Trouble It's my middle name. I like to run fast And I can play dirty You mess with me and it Won't be pretty But there is just one thing That will never change Trouble It's my middle name Go to church on a Sunday Pray for me too When it comes to trouble baby There aint nothing you can do Oh Trouble It's my middle name Yeah Trouble It's my middle name
10.
Whose World is it / Ray Smith Whose world is it anyway? how do we blame for this and who has the right to say, black gold is worth the risk -CH- I just feel deep inside this can't be the way All that hope for all the change and they look away Whose world is it anyway? when it's all about control and those who have the right to say don't seem to possess a soul -CH- Whose world is it anyway?
11.
A strangers face was the first thing that I saw when I woke this morning Grey hotel, bad feeling in my heart said you'd best take warning CH Running down the stairs Slamming out the door I got a twenty in my pocket I don't need you any more I've been on the streets Since I was just 15 And you know what I mean Mama she cries every time that I call home so I talk sweet and low I tell her lies about the things I do so she won't have to know CH BR Some boys tell me I'm still pretty Young ones seem so lost and lonely Then they tell me find the lord That don't work for me no more CH A strangers face was the first thing that I saw when I woke this morning
12.
Watching the world go by / Ray Smith Hey Baby did you happen to see who was killed today on TV no man I did not know I was busy tryin to make things go Life is crazy with no down time, late night radio and cheep red wine If time was somethin that I could buy I'd spend all my money but instead -CH- I'm wachin the world go by Wachin the world go by A rebel child when she ran away breakin hearts and givin no sway knocked up in Woodstock alone in that town a fine singer she was New York bound Came time she had to choose, the little baby or the Rock nRoll shoes everyday she achs from the lie -CH- -BR- When life says go you better not wait you're sleepin in the bed you make
13.
Back Home To Me / Ray Smith -CH- When you gonna get back home to me When you gonna get back home to me When you gonna get back home to me When you gonna get back Baby when you're gone I can't see your eyes The sun don't seem to rize Baby when you're gone day turns into night night turns into somethin that aint right whoa without you by my side -CH- solo Baby say you will meet me in your dreams we can share the same scene Baby all night long I'll sing you like a song and I know you're gonna sing along whoa without you by my side -CH-
14.
You only have the power over me that I give you You only have the power over me that I give you You just gotta know, you will never own my soul You only have the power over me that I give you And I will never walk that line that you've drawn I will never walk that line that you've drawn And if I walk the line you've drawn in the morning I'll be gone I will never walk that line that you've drawn We only have this moment now that we're given We only have this moment now that we're given You can worry about sin and religion But we only have this moment now that we're living Repeat first verse to end

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released January 1, 2010

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