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Lyrics from the album Two Pines 

All songs by Peter Bolland BMI

 


Two Pines

 

Two pines by the lake

They grew together kind of by mistake

Two seeds from different trees

Married together on a summer breeze

In the sweet sunshine

Two pines

 

Big storms, every year

And the rain it really falls like tears

And they lean on each other

When they feel like giving up

 

And they stand so tall

And they'll never fall

Till the end of time

Two Pines

 

They watch the sun, the moon, and the stars

Spin around them

They can't believe how lucky they are

That love found them here

 

When the fire came and the smoke smothered

It got so thick they couldn't see each other

When the air cleared, all the trees were gone

Except the two that grew together strong

 

And they stand so tall

And they'll never fall

Till the end of time

Two Pines

 


 

Rollin' Lonely

 

Day after day I've been rollin' lonely

Over the road of my dreams

Where in the world are the things that feel

As real as the way it seems

 

I know that it ain't easy

To watch the summer fade

I feel like a city worker

After the big parade

 

If I could fly I'd be gone by morning

High above the clouds

Just for tonight before I grow my wings

Won't you please pull me down

 

I know that it ain't easy

To watch the summer go

Like a blank piece of paper

Blowin' down the road

 

Day after day I've been rollin' lonley

Only as blue as my dreams

Where in the world can a man find what he

Wants down in his dreams

Where in the world can a man find what he

Wants down in his dreams

 


 

Take Me To the Beach

 

Well there may have been a couple of wayward years

Back in the day driving drunk on beers

But we kept the seeds and we learned how to grow our own

 

You look at me now you see an old man singing

But back in the day I was young and bringing you

Flowers and keeping you up all night

Having sex on the beach till the morning light

 

What if I told you I was still that kid

Would you carry me over the things I did

And make me whole in the pleasure of your arms

Let the teacher teach, let the preacher preach

Just take me to the beach

 

You're kind of quiet like a preacher's daughter

But you hold me hard and rock me on the water

You listen to me talkin' 'bout all my crazy dreams

 

I feel safe with you like I never do

Anywhere else I feel like a fool

And when I'm in your arms I'm king of the world

And you're my all night bodhisattva surfer girl

 

What if I told you I was dead inside

And with a touch of your hand you could raise me

I would come alive in the pleasure of your arms

Let the teacher teach, let the preacher preah

Just take me to the beach

 

The tide'll rise and fall forever

But you and me'll be together

 

Well there may have been a couple of wayward years

Back in the day driving drunk on beers

But we kept the seeds and we learned how to grow our own

 

What if I told you there was something good

Coming down the road would you trust me

Would you let me pull your heart out of the breach

 

Let the teacher teach, let the preacher preach

Just take me to the beach

Take me to the beach

Take me to the beach

 


 

My Favorite Song

 

Don't know where I'm going, don't know where I'm bound

I'm following traces of light on the ground

And there's a road that I'm travelin', I know I'm not alone

I don't know if I'll ever find a way home

 

And I've waited so long for my favorite song to come on

I've waited so long

 

I've been out in the desert where the tumbleweeds roll

And in the cold Rocky Mountains knee deep in the snow

And there ain't no good reason for the things that I've done

You know that I'm sorry that I hurt anyone

 

And I've waited so long for my favorite song to come on

I've waited so long for my favorite song

 

Turning the dial, mile and after mile

And I can't seem to find what I left behind

 

And maybe tomorrow I'll find a friend

Who'll walk on beside me from here to the end

And we won't ask for nothing 'cause we'll have it all

In the way that your eyes shine when night starts to fall

 

And I've waited so long for my favorite song to come on

And I've waited so long for my favorite song to come on

And I've waited so long

 


 

Long Gone

 

I haven't talked to you in a long time, but I've seen you around

I hear you're living on the east side, and I'm way downtown

You know I'm doing better, but I miss you sometimes

I read your old love letters, looking for signs

 

A little time. a funny rhyme

A faded flower pedal on

An empty sheet, a quiet street

And though I know I'm holding on

You're long gone

 

A memory's just a feeling, that don't care how you feel

It leaves you a little of nothing, and let's you think it's real

I hear your feet in the hallway, I hear your voice on the stair

I hear you knocking on my door, but you're not there

 

A little time. a funny rhyme

A faded flower pedal on

An empty sheet, a quiet street

And though I know I'm holding on

You're long gone

 

A little time. a funny rhyme

A faded flower pedal on

An empty sheet, a quiet street

And though I know I'm holding on

You're long gone

You're long gone

 


 

In the Rain

 

Well the rain is comin' down and it won't stop

The sky is fallin' on me drop by drop

There ain't no way to go and not get wet

Ain't nobody found one yet

 

And in the rain, you're alive again

And all your tears, fall away like years gone by

 

It's the little things that keep you sane

Like the way your baby calls your name

And you need something only she's got

Like the way she loves you no matter what

 

And in the rain, you're alive again

'Cause all your tears, wash away like years gone by

 

Well the rain is comin' down and it won't stop

The sky is fallin' on me drop by drop

 

The rain, the rain, the rain, the rain

The rain, the rain, the rain, the rain

 


 

The Longing

 

Well we've been here all year long

It's hot and dirty like a roadside bomb

We don't admit it but we miss our mom

And we don't talk about the longing

 

Well we come from the USA

From the Bronx to East LA

And every little town along the way

And we don't talk about the longing

 

So many kids lying dead in the sand

And guys like me with blood on their hands

But it was him or me you understand

And we don't talk about the longing

 

No we don't talk about the longing for home

No we don't talk about the longing, no matter how strong

It's just a couple of clicks from Fallujah to a soldier's bed

And I'll be dreamin' of home before the pillow even hits my head

 

Well the word came down today

We're shippin' home hippy kai-yi yay

Yeah we're finally getting out of this place

Where we don't talk about the longing

 

Alejandro, Shaneequa, and Dave

We'll load 'em up in the cargo bay

Don't know why they had to die that way

And we don't talk about the longing

 

No we don't talk about the longing for home

No we don't talk about the longing, no matter how strong

It's just a couple of clicks from Fallujah to a soldier's bed

And I'll be dreamin' of home before the pillow even hits my head

 

No we don't talk about the longing for home

No we don't talk about the longing, no matter how strong

It's just a couple of clicks from Fallujah to a soldier's bed

And I'll be dreamin' of home before the pillow even hits my head

 

It's just a couple of clicks from Fallujah to a soldier's bed

And I'll be dreamin' of home before the bullet even hits my head

Yeah I'll be dreamin' of home

 


 

Hands

 

Well I’m sleeping, in the back of a Chevy station wagon

I’m waking, to the sway of the road and the Arizona

Starlight, and my father driving us straight right through

The dark night, two strong hands on the wheel in the moonlight

 

We put our faith in the Lord above

But we put our lives in the hands of the ones we love

 

Now I’m standing, at the altar with you baby and your eyes are

Shining, and when you take my hand I know I understand that we

 

Put our faith in the Lord above

But we put our lives in the hands of the ones we love

 

We put our lives in each other’s hands

We take a vow and we take a chance

We never know if the road’s gonna end

Around the bend

 

Now I’m driving, and it’s late at night and you’re sleeping right

Beside me, I keep my eyes on the road and my hands real steady now

 

We put our faith in the Lord above

But we put our lives in the hands of the ones we love

The ones we love, the ones we love

The ones we love

Take good care of me baby, take good care of me baby

I’ll take good care of you baby, I’ll take good care of you baby

 


 

On the Bridge

 

On the bridge, over the valley

On the bridge, over the trees

On the bridge, you will be carried

You don’t have to worry, you don’t have to fight

There’ll be a light in the darkest night

On the bridge

 

Well there once was a road, so long and winding

And there once was a home, so warm and inviting

And so worth finding

And in the ones you love, there shines a light

That shows you how to let go

And cross over alone, on the bridge

 

I see your beautiful smile through the tears

You can’t go on, but you can’t stay here

 

On the bridge, over the valley

On the bridge, over the trees

On the bridge, you will be carried

You don’t have to worry

You don’t have to fight

There’ll be a light in the darkest night

And you’ll be free, and it’ll be alright

On the bridge, on the bridge

On the bridge, on the bridge

 


 

Driving Around

 

I like the way the curve of the road

Pulls me out of my seat and I know

That I’m alive

Fallin’ down the ridge of the hills

Down to the waves and it makes me feel

That I’m alright

 

There’s the flag and the old high school

The Taco Bell and the community pool

It ain’t complicated baby just sit down

I like drivin’ around

 

You like the feel of wind in your hair

And you’re laughin’ like you just don’t care

About anything

But the sound o’guitars runnin’ high and hard

And the look on your face when we’ve gone too far

And can’t get back

     

Out in the fields where the barbed wire’s strung

From post to post to the setting sun

It ain’t complicated baby just slow down

I like drivin’ around

 

Nobody knows where we go when we’re through

I’ll drive it hard anywhere with you

 

When everything’s a little out of reach

I go drivin’ down on the beach

And chase the waves

Cause one more turn of these old four wheels

Would carry me over the way I feel

And make me whole

 

Kiss me baby like you’re stealin’ it

Hold me tight make me know you’re feelin’ it

It ain’t complicated baby just slow down

I like drivin’ around

I like drivin’ around

I like drivin’ around

 


 

I Love the Way You Call Me Baby

 

I love your fire engine lips

I love your child bearing hips

I love your blood shot eyes

I love your American thighs

I love your dangerous tongue

The way your song always gets sung

I love your pretty skin

Not too thick and not too thin

I love the way you call me baby

 

I love your crooked little smile

I love your it-ain’t-no-big-thing style

I love the way you wear your hair

Any old way ‘cause you just don’t care

I love the way you think

The way you talk the way you drink

I love the little things

That lovin’ you will always bring

I love the way you call me baby

 

I love your pretty skin

Not too thick and not too thin

I love the way you call me baby

 

I love your tears like rain

The way they wash away everything

I love your deep green eyes

The color of the earth where it touch the sky

I love your finger tips

Your hands your arms your legs your lips

I love the way you wait

But never ever hesitate

I love the way you call me 

I love the way you call me

I love the way you call me baby

 


 

Iron Road

 

Cuttin' through the ridge above the canyons

Haulin’ all the timber for the bridge

Dynamitin’ tunnels through the mountains

Yeah we did

 

Eighteen men and twenty pound hammers

Hold ‘em high and swing ‘em down low

Sleepin’ on the ground up in the mountains

In the snow

On the iron road

 

They say when you die you go to heaven

Preacher say the roads are paved with gold

Out here on the great Mojave

I don’t know

 

I am growing weaker by the mile

Brother can you carry my load

Coughin’ blood and fadin’ like a shadow

Of a long black column of smoke

O’er the iron road, on the iron road

 

Mister will you write to my Melissa

Tell her there’s one thing I know

Everything else is just a mystery

I love her so, on the iron road

On the iron road

On the iron road

On the iron road

 


 

Hallowed Ground

 

Caught in the web of my worried mind

I can’t shake the feelin’ that I’ll be alright

And even the tears that are fallin’ down

Are landing on hallowed ground

I’m standing on hallowed ground

 

Every direction that I stumble in

I find a place where I can begin

Living the good life that I have found

I’m standin’ on hallowed ground

There ain’t nothin’ but hallowed ground

 

What if our troubles all blow away

And there’s nothin’ left but the wind

Out on the highway, up through the trees

And high on the mountain again, with an old friend

 

Here in the clearin’ beneath these stars

I got a feelin’ I know where we are

And after all of the wrong turns and ramblin’ round

I’m standin’ on hallowed ground

We’re standin’ on hallowed ground

Ain’t nothin’ but hallowed ground

Hallowed ground

Hallowed ground

Hallowed ground

Hallowed ground

 


 

Sand County Time

 

These are the reaches of our lives

From these beaches and hillsides

Through these canyons out to the desert sun

 

We’re livin’ like we mean it

If there’s an end we ain’t seen it

We’re goin’ right on out to the end of the line

 

And there’s a road in the sun

Move your feet, carry on

Lift your heart on the wind

Let it fly home again

Feelin’ fine, in Sand County time

 

These are the things that we wanted

There are the houses haunted

These are the good old days and the time of your life

 

So shake your little sadness

And stop the madness

Give your heart to a world outside your door

 

‘Cause there’s a road in the sun

Move your feet, carry on

Lift your heart on the wind

Let it fly home again

Feelin’ fine, in Sand County time

 

Feel I’m runnin’ out of time

If you run with me then baby I’ll be fine

 

‘Cause there’s a road in the sun

Move your feet, carry on

Lift your heart on the wind

Let it fly home again

Feelin’ fine, in Sand County, in San County time

 

In Sand County time, in Sand County time

In Sand County time