Alison Krauss Take Me For Longing

Don’t choose me because I am faithful.

Don’t choose me because I am kind.

If your heart settles on me, I’m for the taking.

Take me for longing or leave me behind.

I would be, for you, a fire in a rainbow,

I would be, for you, an opening door.

Time and hard lessons are one kind of wisdom.

Try to forget them or love me no more.

I’m not asking your heart to believe me.

I’m not asking for promise or pledge.

Whatever the answer, it’s yes that’s the question.

I am the fool dancin’ over the edge.

Don’t choose me because I am faithful.

Don’t choose me because I am kind.

If your heart settles on me, I’m for the taking.

Take me for longing or leave me behind.

Alison Krauss My Opening Farewell

My love stands before the open window

Staring so far away

He can almost feel the southern wind blow

Almost touching my restless days

He turns from the window to me

Sad smile his apology

Sad eyes reaching for the door

Daylight loses to another evening

And still he spares me the word goodbye

He sits alone beside me fighting his feelings

He struggles to speak but in the end I only cry

Suddenly it’s so hard to find

The words that would help me speak my troubled mind

He’s offering these to me as if to be kind:

There is a train everyday leaving either way

There is a train everyday leaving either way

There is a world, you know

And there is a way to go

And we’ll soon be gone, it’s just as well

This is my opening farewell

A child’s drawing is on the table

A woman’s silk lying on the floor

And he would keep me here if I were able

And lock us safe behind this open door

But suddenly it’s so clear to me

I’ve asked him to see what he may never see

Now his kind words find their way back to me

There is a train everyday leaving either way

There is a world, you know

And there is a way to go

And we’ll soon be gone, it’s just as well

This is my opening farewell

Alison Krauss Oh, Atlanta

Same old place

Same old city

What can I do?

I’m falling in love

I’m just an old hound dog

Roaming around, oh Lord

I’ve got all this and Heaven above

Oh, Atlanta

I hear you calling

I’m coming back to you one fine day

No need to worry

There ain’t no hurry cause I’m

On my way back to Georgia

On my way back to Georgia

I get a feeling in me

When I remember all those crazy days and crazier nights

Can’t you hear the music playing?

You must have heard them saying

We’re gonna rip ’em up and light up the night

Oh, Atlanta

I hear you calling

I’m coming back to you one fine day

No need to worry

There ain’t no hurry cause I’m

On my way back to Georgia

On my way back to Georgia

Same old place

It’s the same old city

What can I do?

I’m falling in love

I’m just an old hound dog

Roaming around, Lord, Lord

I’ve got all this and Heaven above

Oh, Atlanta

I hear you calling

I’m coming back to you one fine day

No need to worry

There ain’t no hurry cause I’m

On my way back to Georgia

On my way back to Georgia

Oh, Atlanta

Hear me calling

I’m coming back to you one fine day, hey

No need to worry

There ain’t no hurry cause I’m

On my way back to Georgia

On my way back to Georgia

Alison Krauss Through The Morning, Through The Night

Believe me when I tell you

I will try to understand

Belive me when I tell you

I could never kill a man

But to know that another man’s holding you tight

Hurts me, little darling

Thru the morning thru the night

The bond has been broken

The promise you gave

The words that were spoken

I can not be your slave

But to know that the trust you had in me is gone

Hurts me, little darling

Thru the nightime thru the dawn

I dreamed just last night you were there by my side

Your sweet loving tenderness

Easing my pride

But then I awoke and found you not there

It was just my old memory of how much I care

Belive me when I tell you

I will try to understand

Belive me when I tell you

I could never kill a man

But to know that another man’s holding you tight

Hurts me little, darling

Thru the morning thru the night

Alison Krauss Far Side Banks Of Jordan

I believe my steps are growing wearier each day

Still I’ve got a journey on my mind

Lures of this old world have ceased to make me wanna stay

And my one regret is leaving you behind

If it proves to be his will that I am first to go

And somehow I’ll be feeling it will be

When it comes your times to travel likewise don’t feel lost

For I will be the first one that you’ll see

And I’ll be waiting on the far side banks of Jordan

I’ll be waiting, drawing pictures in the sand

And when I see you coming I will rise up with the shout

And come running through the shallow waters reaching for your hand

Through this life we’ve labored hard to earn our meager fare

It’s brought us trembling hands and failing eyes

I’ll just rest here on this shore and turn my eyes away

Until you come then we’ll see paradise

And I’ll be waiting on the far side banks of Jordan

I’ll be waiting, drawing pictures in the sand

And when I see you coming I will rise up with the shout

And come running through the shallow waters reaching for your hand

And I’ll be waiting on the far side banks of Jordan

I’ll be waiting, drawing pictures in the sand

And when I see you coming I will rise up with the shout

And come running through the shallow waters reaching for your hand

Alison Krauss Who Can Blame You

Who can blame you, though your heart’s untrue

When you say it’s my fault anyway

You turn your head from the tears I’ve shed

Though your heart is untrue, who can blame you

You justify yourself in your love for someone else

When you say, I never loved you anyway

Your vows were made in vain, although my love still remains

Though you broke my heart in two, who can blame you

Who can blame you, though your heart’s untrue

When you say it’s my fault anyway

You turn your head from the tears I’ve shed

Though your heart is untrue, who can blame you

In a heart of rusty steel you kept your love affair concealed

‘Til the day she was asking you to stay

You turned your head from the tears I’ve shed

Though you broke a heart in two, who can blame you

Who can blame you, though your heart’s untrue

When you say it’s my fault anyway

You turn your head from the tears I’ve shed

Though your heart is untrue, who can blame you

Who can blame you, though your heart’s untrue

When you say it’s my fault anyway

You turn your head from the tears I’ve shed

Though your heart is untrue, who can blame you

You turn your head from the tears I’ve shed

Though your heart is untrue, who can blame you

Alison Krauss As Lovely As You

The big moon is risin’ so bright in the sky

But it won’t shine brighter than the stars in your eyes

It rises above me so bright and so blue

And I won’t see anyone, as lovely as you

Take me into the night,

Past these lonely dreams in my heart

I love you, more than I could show you

More than I could know, in my heart

So lay down beside me and hold me tonight

For your love has found me and it feels so right

These thoughts in my mind are so scattered and few

And I won’t see anyone as lovely as you

Take me into the night,

Past these lonely dreams in my heart

I love you, more than I could show you

More than I could know

Take me into the night,

Past these lonely dreams in my heart

I love you, more than I could show you

More than I could know, in my heart

In my heart

Alison Krauss Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us

Strange things are happening everyday

I hear the music up above my head

Though the sight of my heart has left me again

I hear music up above

Secrets are written in the sky

Looks like I’ve lost the love I’ve never found

Though the sound of hope has left me again

I hear music up above

Standing in my broken heart all night long

Darkness held me like a friend when love wore off

Looking for the lamb that’s hidden in the cross

The finder’s lost

I know I loved you too much

I’ll go alone to get through

I hear Rosetta singing in the night

Echos of light that shines like stars after they’re gone

And tonight she’s my guide as I go on alone

With the music up above

Alison Krauss The Boy Who Wouldn’t Hoe Corn

Tell You a little story and it won’t take long,

‘Bout a lazy farmer who wouldn’t hoe his corn.

The reason why I never could tell,

That young man was always well.

He planted his corn in the month of June.

By July it was up to his eyes.

Come September, came a big frost.

And all the young man’s corn was lost.

His courtship had just begun.

Said: “Young man, have you hoed some corn?”

“Well I tried and I tried, and I tried in vain.

“But I don’t believe I raised one grain.”

He went down town to his neighbour’s door.

Where he had often been before.

Sayin’: “Pretty little miss, will you marry me?”

“Little miss what do you say?”

“Why do you come for me to wed?

“You, can’t even make your own corn grain.

“Single I am, and will remain.

“A lazy man, I won’t maintain.”

He turned his back and walked away.

Saying: “Little miss, you’ll rue the day.

“You’ll rue the day that you were born.

“For givin’ me the devil ‘cos I wouldn’t hoe corn.”

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