Amos Lee Learned A Lot

Hey baby! It’s all gravy

We all do what we got to do

Hey darling! I’m broken hearted

I’ve been crying but my crying is through

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And I’ve learned a lot

I’ve really learned a lot

Broken down on a bedroom floor

Yes I learned a lot

Really learned a lot

I hope you found what you were looking for

Spent a lot of time staring at the ceiling

Spent a lot of time talking to wall

Spent a lot of time chasing that old-time feeling

Spent a lot of time waiting on your call

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Oh and darling! The sun has been fallin’

Like the dust on some mid-Western plain

Oh and darling! Instead of runnin’

I think it might be time

You sit down

And deal with the pain

Late at night I sit and listen to the freeway

Rolling like a river on a distant shore

Nobody told me that living was easy

I ain’t living in fear anymore

[Chorus]

I hope you found what you were looking for

Amos Lee Skipping Stone

I don’t know if I can do this alone

Oh after all our sweet love has flown

I’ve been running

I’ve been skipping like a stone

And I don’t know if I

I can do this all alone

When I met her she was standing by a door

I ain’t never seen a light like that before

Now she’s left me for something more sure

And I don’t know if I

I can do this anymore

‘Cause lovers will come, lovers will go

And it’s a rare seed, ah, from which true love might grow

If you see her, won’t you please say hello

‘Cause I don’t know if I can do this alone

Amos Lee Lost Child

Lost child only wants to find a place

where he can fit in and play

Rain cloud hovers all around

his head he’s hidden away

Through all this pain

oh I can see these clouds just drifting away

Through all this pain

oh I can see these clouds just drifting away

A black rose grows in the city garden, hidden away

Despite not finding the proper sunlight, she finds a way

Through all this pain

oh I can see these clouds just drifting away

Through all this pain

oh I can see these clouds just drifting away, oh

Lost child hungry for a celebration, sits upon a stone

Left with only his imagination, still a party is thrown

Through all this pain oh I can see these clouds just drifting away

Through all this pain oh I can see there’s gonna be a celebration day, oh

Amos Lee Out Of The Cold

It’s hard to argue with a bullet proof vest

Cause you can’t walk straight with a bullet in your chest,

Another man down with a flag to fold

Yeah, it takes a lot of lovin’ comin’ out of the cold.

Two tours served never once has he cried,

The same can’t be said for his brand new bride,

Bills pile up with no hand to hold,

It takes a lot of lovin’ comin’ out of the cold,

Yeah, it takes a lot of lovin’ comin’ out of the cold,

Mmmm, mmm, mmm.

Looking at the pictures up on the shelf,

He feel a mere shadow of himself,

22 years still he feels so old.

Yeah, it takes a lot of lovin’ comin’ out of the cold

Yeah, it takes a lot of lovin’ comin’ out of the cold

Yeah, it takes a lot of lovin’ comin’ out of the cold

Yeah, it takes a lot of lovin’ comin’ out of the cold

Mmm, mmm, mmm, mmm.

Amos Lee It Started To Rain

Sally Jane

How did it end up this way

With our boxes packed

And not one word to say

The children play

As your car pulled away

I didn’t realize ’til then

It was really goodbye

With your wheels on the gravel

I felt my heart strings unravel

As it started to rain

It started to rain

It started to rain

Forty days

It started to rain

The neighbors came

And they bought what remained

Of the life we built

With lovin’, with laughter

Then my heart started sinking

‘Cause I couldn’t help thinking

Their fate would be the same

It started to rain

It started to rain

Forty days

It started to rain

It started to rain

Amos Lee What’s Been Going On

And no one says a word to me

They’re concerned with my jealousy

Well I guess that’s how it’s gotta be

From now on

And time, it swallows everything

From the mighty to the meager thing

And it’s as dark as it is comforting

To play along

Well what’s been going on?

What’s been going on?

What’s been going on?

Around here

There goes her old beat up car

Outside of our old favorite bar

She’s proudly in there playing her guitar

With stars in her eyes

Those are some of my favorite memories

All of those carefree melodies

While I’m out of here on this raging sea

About to capsize

Well what’s been going on?

What’s been going on?

What’s been going on?

Around here

What’s been going on?

What’s been going on?

What’s been going on?

Around here

And no one says a word to me

They’re concerned with my jealousy

I guess that’s how it’s gotta be

From now on

Amos Lee Stay With Me

One by one we watched them fall,

Like trees on the country side.

Yeah you stayed right with me babe,

The river was rolling tide

Oh you stay, stay with me

Oh you stay, stay with me.

All through it with broken bones

Oh how you watched them heal

No you never turned away

You were never afraid to feel

Oh you stay, stay with me

Oh you stay, stay with me.

Oh and when the morning comes

Just know darling,

I had to be moving on

Oh and when the winter comes

Oh and you can’t decide

For your rabbit to run

Or your rabbit to hide

Stay, stay with me

Please stay, stay with me.

Will you stay, stay with me

Will you stay, stay with me

Will you stay,

Stay

Amos Lee Careless

You speak of love

But you ain’t no lover

You were a friend

More like a brother

As the miles pass beneath me

The sounds made so sweetly came to an end

And no man can deny her but now you’re a liar

And you’ve no room left to defend

When I left

I should have known better

Of the kind of man that you are

You’d have to get her

And I know you got a lot of pain

That’s born inside you

But instead of growing stronger

You let it divide you, oh

How could you be so careless

How could you be so careless

And the waves that are crashing

True lives of passion washing on your shore

Yes Sir, life has been costing

A true love’s been lost

And I can’t get back anymore

And I’m sure

That we both still both love her

And it’s a shame we both lost her

And in turn lost each other

But a trust has been broken

And words have been spoken

But you can mend

And no man can deny her

And as you laid beside her

I hope it felt good my friend

How could you be so careless

How could you be so careless

How could you be so careless with her heart

Amos Lee Violin

Lately I, I’ve been heading for a breakdown

Every time I leave my house

Well, it feels just like a shake down

Between the street sweepers and the pushers, are the lawyers

Who may as well be butchers

Between the small timing hustlers who all seem to feed upon each other

Oh God why you been

Hanging out in that old violin

While I’ve been waiting for you to pull me through

Lately I, every time I try to lie down

Well, my mind just gets away

I can’t even close my eyes now

Between the big fish ambition and the lovers

Using words as ammunition

Between the wood planks I’ve been pacing

And this impossible dream that I’ve been chasing

Oh God why you been

Hanging out in that old violin

While I’ve been waiting for you to pull me through

Oh God

Oh God

Oh God why you been

Hanging out in that old violin

While I’ve been waiting for you to pull me through

Amos Lee Hurt Me

Well the sun come up and I’m feelin’ so blown away

Don’t know what I’ll do to make it through another day

Cause I’m reaching past the breaking point again

And I’m beggin’ you to put this to an end

I want you to hurt me

Break me down I want you to hurt me

Let the pain lead me out

I don’t want your mercy, tonight

I wanna see the devil in your eyes

Are you strong enough to watch me die

Late at night while I lie awake watching you so peacefully

Oh a fantasy of how you’re gonna set me free

Cause this brutal truth is too true to deny

And I’m begging you to free the pain that locks me up inside

I want you to hurt me

Break me down

I want you to hurt me

Let the pain lead me out

I don’t want your mercy, tonight

I want to feel the devil in your eyes

Are you strong enough to watch me die

I want you to hurt me

Break me down

I want you to hurt me

Let the pain lead me out

I don’t want your mercy, tonight

I want to feel the devil in your eyes

Are you strong enough to watch me die