Alison Krauss Miles To Go

It’s feelin’ longer now than it ever has before

Another memory is another slammin’ door

It’s gettin’ too dark now to see

Every photograph is another lesson learned

Every sleepless night is another page I’ve turned

I wake up to fallin’ dreams

And the petals start to fade by the picket fences

Just another shade of miles and miles to go

If I had a chance, I must’ve missed it long ago

if I could run away, I wouldn’t have to let you go

This angel’s bound to stray

Like an hourglass, I’m a soul to sinkin’ sand

You try to hold my heart and I will slip right through your hands

Time just blows away

And the petals start to fade by the picket fences

Just another shade of miles and miles to go

And the tears forever flow

And the petals start to fade by the picket fences

Just another shade of miles and miles to go

And this angel’s bound to stray

It’s another shade of miles and miles to go

Alison Krauss Empty Hearts

Are you leaving, are you going?

Did you think you could lose that feeling

Without me knowing?

Are you wishing you’d never met me?

Does it take some train whistle blowing

To forget me?

All the losing

And the knowing that you love her still

Could be nothing to what empty hearts must feel

Tell me what an empty heart must feel

Are you leaving, are you going?

Did you think you could lose that feeling

Without me knowing?

All the losing

And the knowing that you love her still

Could be nothing to what empty hearts must feel

Tell me what an empty heart must feel

Alison Krauss Borderline

So you’re on your own lookin’ down the road that goes only by one name

And you don’t need the signs to see lonely still runs both ways

So who’s the fool that would think the ties would be better off undone

Did your heart heed the warning when you veered from the path that was narrower and straight

On the borderline

Somewhere between the flight for freedom

Feeling like you can’t move on

The chore will be the time

Takes you off of my mind and out of my heart I know

And when you cross over there’s no turning back

Once that burning bridge is gone

I may lose but I’m in it for the long run

Loving you for good reason could be the wrong one

I don’t wanna lose control but the heart won’t learn

To let it well enough alone

On the borderline

Somewhere between the flight for freedom

Feeling like you can’t move on

The chore will be the time

Takes you off of my mind and out of my heart I know

And when you cross over there’s no turning back

Once that burning bridge is gone

So you’re on your own lookin’ down the road that goes only by one name

Alison Krauss Jewels

When he cometh when he cometh to take up his jewels

All his jewels precious jewels his loved and his own

Like the stars of the morning his bright crown adorning

They will shine in their beauty bright jems for his crown.

He will gather he will gather the jems for his kingdom

All the pure ones all the bright ones his loved and his own.

Like the stars of the morning his bright crown adorning

They will shine in their beauty bright jems for his crown.

Little children little children oh love their redeemer

All the jewels precious jewels his loved and his own

Like the stars of the morning his bright crown adorning

They will shine in their beauty bright jems for his crown.

Like the stars of the morning his bright crown adorning

They will shine in their beauty bright jems for his crown…

Alison Krauss Pastures Of Plenty

Well, it’s always we ramble, this river and I

All along your green valleys, I work till I die

My land I’ll defend with my life need it be

‘Cause my pastures of plenty must always be free

Green pastures of plenty from dry desert ground

From the Grand Coulee Dam where the waters run down

Every state in this union us migrants have been

Lord, we come with the dust and we go with the wind

California, Arizona, I harvest your crops

Then it’s on up North to Oregon to gather your hops

Take the beet from your ground, cut the grapes from your vine

Just to place on your table your that light, sparkling wine

Alison Krauss It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference

Do you remember the last time I said

If I ever thought of lying

I’d rather think of dying instead

And the last time you called me

To say we were through

How it took a million tears

Just to prove they all were for you

But it wouldn’t have made any difference,

If you loved me

How could you love me

When it wouldn’t have made any difference,

If you loved me

You just did not love me

‘Cause I know of hundreds of times I could be

In the most unfaithful arms

That you always picture me

Though I can’t always show proof I was true

No one else could change my mind

Or stop me coming home to you

But it wouldn’t have made any difference,

If you loved me

How could you love me

When it wouldn’t have made any difference,

If you loved me

You just did not love me

Enough to believe me

Enough not to leave me

Enough not to look for

A reason to be unhappy with me

And make me regret ever wanting you

It wouldn’t have made any difference

Wouldn’t have made any difference

Alison Krauss Bonita And Bill Butler

I grew up in the scantling yards of Wheeling West Virginia

A wheelhouse cub looking for an open door

In the packet ways a Sweeney wed the keel of my Bonita

Just two months from her timbers til she moored

I paid the fare in billet on her maiden voyage to Vicksburg

And talked my way to hand the tiller on the course

In her planks I carved a notch and sealed the vow “Be my Bonita”

And her dowry was my life between the shores

I was born with rouging ways, and she steered me like a woman

From the port calls and the bawds that lead me stray

The calliope serenades, made the old towns come running

And the boys would gamble shards to pull her chains

The striker’s boast would fain me loss, about the wrecks the shoals were keeping

And how the old girl’s got poor Billy’s ransom saved

On the lake at Bistineau, she set the wharf at Dixie

With a thousand bales of cotton on her main

As the great raft disappeared, the watermark went sinking

And she was stuck right hard, a listing on the bank

With the furnace still a blaze, I stood my last upon her

Then climbed the prow and took a landsman’s trade

“A derelict now Milady” said the watch log I’ve concorded

“Have the bosun sound us eight bells for the change”

Cause I was born with rouging ways, and she steered me like a woman

From the port calls and the bawds that lead me stray

The calliope serenades, made the old towns come running

And the boys would gamble shards to pull her chains

And I would take to wider walks, so the gin I stopped a drinking

At three scores aloft this crooked frame

The striker’s boast would fain me loss, about the wrecks the shoals were keeping

And how the old girl’s got poor Billy’s ransom saved

Alison Krauss My Love Follows You Where You Go

More wishes than a thousand hearts can count for you

More smiles than a merry-go-round

The sweetest ending to a bed-time story told

My love follows you where you go

More laughter than a kindergarten out to play

One Sunday morning song that says it all

More summer than a California beach can hold

My love follows you where you go

Future like a promise, your a city of Gold

Stubborn in your bones and Jesus in your soul

Seeing you stand there, staring at the unknown

I won’t pretend that it’s not killing me

Watching you walk away slow

Take forgiveness, take a prayer, take the deepest breath

Take the answers in your heart

When you wake up and the world is cruel and cold

My love follows you where you go

Future like a promise, your a city of Gold

Stubborn in your bones and Jesus in your soul

Seeing you stand there, staring at the unknown

I won’t pretend that it’s not killing me

Watching you walk away slow

More freedom than a field of flowers in the wind

More beauty than a morning after rain

Up the steepest hill, a dark and crooked road

My love follows you where you go

Future like a promise, your a city of Gold

Stubborn in your bones and Jesus in your soul

Seeing you stand there, staring at the unknown

I won’t pretend that it’s not killing me

Watching you walk away slow

Alison Krauss Sawing On The Strings

Way back in the mountains

Way back in the hills

There used to live a mountianeer

They called him fiddlin’ Will

He could play most anything

And some say he could sing

But the one thing that he liked to do best

Was sawing on the strings

So get out the fiddle

And rosin up the bow

Look at ol’ Will a pattin’ his toe

we’ll make music til the rafters ring

All that pickin’ and a sawin on the string

When the neighbors had a shindig

And they all had viddles to eat

We’d always have to wait on Will

To make the frolic complete

When he comes down from the mountain

All the gals began to sway

Sometimes he’d pick that ol’ 5 string

Until the break of day

So tune up the 5 string

Tighten up the hyde

Tell all the hill folks to get inside

All them pickin’ and a sawing on the string

So tune up the 5 string

Tighten up the hyde

Tell all the hill folks to get inside

All them pickin’ and a sawing on the string

Alison Krauss I’m Gone

When you came to me

You said love could not erase

The ever present memory of another face

I tried to make you love me

How I could I be so blind

To think I’d be the one to change your mind

And if I’m gone before you start

Well you can find me in your heart

Who can say if its right wrong

I’ve waited for you too long

And if I can’t hold on

I’m Gone

When you came to me

I said love will find a way

For every heart that leaves another heart must stay

I guess you couldn’t see

As the shadow’s in the night

It seems the time for us just wasn’t right

And if I’m gone before you start

Well you can find me in your heart

Who can say if its right wrong

I’ve waited for you too long

And if I can’t hold on

I’m Gone