Court Yard Hounds The Road You Take

I’ve been thinkin’ ’bout

What it takes to fall in love these days

I’ve been going ’bout it the wrong way

I’ve come to realize

I can’t be afraid to give my heart away

Never knowing if you’ll stay

I thread the needle’s eye,

And take a chance to know just how it feels

When you take a leap of faith

Right in front of me is the proof I need to know

that I believe we only get the love we make

Ahhh, I, I am not alone

And I, I can journey on

I won’t leave it all to fate

It’s the road I take

Lines and gravity it’s the price

We pay to be here in the end

And we all live with our mistakes in times of clarity,

I see the bones we break aren’t always gonna mend

But no apology’s too late

Ahhh, I, I am not alone

And I, I can journey on

I won’t leave it all to fate

It’s the choice you make

It’s the road we take

It’s the choice I make on the road I take

I’ve come to realize

that the roads we take have water on the bridge

I’ve come to realize it can be a long wait

When it’s all insanity and the walls you built

have all come caving in

And you don’t know what you can take

Ahhhh, you are not alone and

Ahhhhh, you can journey on

Don’t you leave it all to fate

It’s the road you take

And the road goes both ways

It’s the choice we make

It’s the road you take

It’s the road you take

Court Yard Hounds Sunshine

You tell me that you don’t like people

You can only believe in yourself

You pity all those who lack your higher breeding

So I can see the reason you don’t have anybody left

Could it be the way you wear your fur on the inside,

Prefer not to go outside where the sky’s way too blue?

Tonight you’ll grace us with all your inner presence

While your back-handed compliments let the air out of the room

Hey, don’t rain on my parade and kill a perfect day, wasting my time

Hey, you always find a way to bring me down when I feel fine

We call you sunshine

I’m just an angel that sits upon your shoulder

Says the world will pass you over while you’re waiting for a crown

You’re no stranger to the art of how to fake it

You play until you break it, you make it hard to be around

Hey, don’t rain on my parade and kill a perfect day, wasting my time

Hey, you always find a way to bring me down when I feel fine

We call you sunshine

We call you sunshine

Hey…

Hey…

Someday you’ll be up on your mountain

High above the clouds where you can never be found

But you start a fire just to beg for intervention

You like the drama and attention, God forbid we bring you down

Hey, don’t rain on my parade and kill a perfect day, wasting my time

Hey, you always find a way to bring me down when I feel fine

Hey, don’t rain on my parade and kill a perfect day, wasting my time

Hey, you always find a way to bring me down when I feel fine

We call you sunshine

We call you sunshine

Court Yard Hounds Gracefully

You, you wanna stay

Baby, I wish you would go

Please don’t make it so hard on me

It tears me to pieces, you know

We’re no good together

We settle like oil and water

I, I just wanna smile again

But you wanna drown in the bottle

And I can already see what our life would be

Life would be

Yeah, it plays out in my mind like a tragedy

It’s not pretty, you see

So let me go gracefully

And I can already see what our life would be

Life would be

Yeah, it plays out in my mind like a tragedy

It’s not pretty, you see

So let me go gracefully

Oh, leave with a vision of me from when we were in love

Yeah we were in love

Yeah, it plays out in my mind like a tragedy

It’s not pretty, you see

So let me go gracefully

Oh, let me go gracefully

Let me go gracefully

Court Yard Hounds Divided

We’ve been dividing eveything that we have built between us

We spend our days together, nights we spend alone

Dressers full of love notes and a waltz around the kitchen table

It’s all you’ll have left me when you go

So stay a little longer

Don’t let this feeling go to waste

When the sun comes up

I want to be there when you wake

Dandelion was the name you gave to me

When we drove from New England the year that we first met

They were only things standing as the winter melted

You haven’t given up on me in all this time since then

So stay a little longer

Don’t let this feeling go to waste

When the sun comes up

I want to be there when you wake

Work is wild along the miles of playing songs and seeing faces

I board a plane in Austin ’cause they need me on the coast

I hate to leave you all the while knowing that we’re compromising

I wish you’d call me one last time and beg me not to go

And I’ll stay a little longer

Don’t let this feeling go to waste

And when the sun comes up

I wanna be there won’t you

Stay a little longer

Don’t let this feeling go to waste

And when the sun comes up

I want to be there when you wake

Court Yard Hounds I Miss You

I, I would follow you

Around the world and back again

Yes, I’d give anything

Just to see your face another day

Time is a precious thing

When tomorrow you fly away

Yeah, I’ll see you on the phone

But it’s not you, just shades of gray

And I miss you

I can’t wait to kiss you

Yes, I miss you

I can’t wait to kiss you when you come around

I, I can make a choice

To fade away or make a stand

And you gave me my voice

But being gone wasn’t in my plan

And I miss you

I can’t wait to kiss you

Yes, I miss you

I can’t wait to kiss you when you come around

Boy, you’ve been everywhere

You go around the world and back again

With you I can be myself

But tonight I’m going to be alone

And then I miss you

I can’t wait to kiss you

Yes I miss you

I can’t wait to kiss you

And I miss you

I can’t wait to kiss you

Yes I miss you

I can’t wait to kiss you

When you come around

Come around…

Court Yard Hounds April’s Love

All the years I’ve gone through my life

Taking the fall just to make it alright

A time and place, never could erase

The day we met

You can’t make me stay

I wouldn’t anyway

‘Cause it don’t feel right

When it’s said and done

You can’t hold on to the light

If it don’t feel right

Yeah, I’m OK, but I’m not the same

And I take it in stride

There’s no way to lose, with pictures to prove

The lives we made

You didn’t take a stand

You didn’t hold my hand

You should have held on tight

When it’s said and done

She’s gonna run through the dead of night

If it don’t feel right

Crimson pair, we could make ’em stare

Oh, but I slipped right down

I saw his face, all time erased

But that don’t make it right

You’ve got a thousand lines

You’re going overtime

Just to change my mind

With so much to prove

Babe you’re on the move… it’s a million miles

When it don’t feel right

Court Yard Hounds See You In The Spring

Cold Chicago nights

Chains on tires

You’re diggin’ out snow

That wind, it just ain’t right

I made up my mind

I’m headin’ home

Well babe, can’t you give it time?

I’ll keep you warm at night

This town is all I know

And I could see you in my life

Stay inside (I can’t go outside)

Just please don’t go (so I gotta go)

‘Cause baby, your Winter is nothing but prison

It drives me away

And maybe, come Summer, then we’ll be together

Our time will come again

‘Til then I’ll see you in the Spring

Ah, so don’t throw it all away

Throw it all away…

The end of Spring and June arrives

Won’t you take a flight?

Come down to San Antone

That heat, feels like I’m on fire

No, it just ain’t right

It makes me sweat at night

I’d rather be alone

(It’s just not right…it’s just not right to be so alone)

‘Cause baby, your Summer is nothing but prison

It drives me away

And maybe, come Winter, we can’t be together

But love will come again

‘Til then I’ll see you in the Spring

Ah, so don’t throw it all away

Throw it all away

You know I live just to see your eyes

I’ll meet you half way

I’ll meet you half way by the runaway sign

(Makes me fall when for me you’ll find a way,

I’ll find you baby)

‘Cause baby, your Winter is nothing but prison

It drives me away

And maybe, come Summer, we can’t be together

Our time will come again

When I’ll see you in the Spring

Ah, so don’t throw it all away

Ah, don’t throw it away

Ah, so don’t throw it all away… throw it all away

Court Yard Hounds Phoebe

My daddy said

Keep a cool head

Don’t let those pretty boys own you

Don’t let them in your bed

Everyone knows

How the river of talk does flow

They’ll make you weep

And you’ll reap what they sew

The golden rule

You’ll never learn in school

Boys can be mean

But girls are downright cruel

You’re gonna make ’em pay, you’re gonna make ’em pay

You’ll have the last word today

Your daddy said

Walk away instead

Don’t let those petty girls throw you

Don’t let them in your head

A small town spell

Your living hell

It’s a story we’ve all heard before

But you won’t live to tell

You’re gonna make ’em pay, you’re gonna make ’em pay

You’ve had the last word today

Back from school you walk alone

Empty street and no one’s home

They weaved their stories, spread their lies

Give up the fight but keep your pride

No dances on a starry night

Prom dresses in red and black

It ain’t right, it ain’t right

Court Yard Hounds Rock All Night

Here you come now and take my hand

We’re gonna go see the tattooed man

Some roller coaster medicine

We’ll bum a ticket so they’ll let us in for the ride

Rattlesnakes hide in the parking lot

They offer us a taste of what they’ve got

But I’ve got music to get me high

We go crazy when they turn out the lights

And we fly… yeah we fly

We’re gonna rock all night

We’ll do anything just to feel alive

Life is like a Himalayan ride

Gonna rock all night

Something ’bout guitar players makes me hot

I wanna see ’em sweat and give it all he’s got

But even when he’s marking time

All the girls are gonna say he’s fine

but he’s mine… get in line… we’re gonna rock all night

We’ll do anything just to feel alive

Life is like a Himalayan ride

Gonna rock all night

Strap me in tight, turn the music up

Flood of memories where I first fell in love

Cotton candy kiss on the Himalaya ride

Carny starts it slow, we start to move

I slide to you and here we go

We’ll do anything just to feel alive

Life is like a Himalayan ride

Gonna rock all night

Yeah… we’ll do anything just to feel alive

Life is like a Himalayan ride

Gonna rock all night… turn it up, turn it out,

turn around

We’re gonna rock all night

Court Yard Hounds A Guy Like You

I’m sittin’ here alone on Sunday

Just thinkin’ if I had my own way

I’d be sippin’ on a gin and tonic

In an oxford with your scent on it

Just happy hangin’ out

Nobody tryin’ to figure me out

Nobody tryin’ to figure me out

Well I’ve had my days of hell and heartbreak

But good times so “what the hell” I say

I’m just happy hangin’ out

Nobody tryin’ to figure me out

I look up and smile at the clouds and I

Make a kiss and throw a wish out

I run home just to write it all down

Anything to make it work out

With a guy like you

I fooled a friend and I got your number

I’m old fashioned so I wait and wonder

We go on hypothetical dream dates

I hear you laugh and I see your sweet face

And all’s perfect in the world today

Yeah, it’s just a crazy little game I play

I look up and smile at the clouds and I

Make a kiss and throw a wish out

I run home just to write it all down

Anything to make it work out

With a guy like you

Yeah, I look up and smile at the clouds and I

Make a kiss and throw a wish out

I run home just to write it all down

Anything to make it work out

With a guy like you

I’m sittin’ here alone on Sunday

Just hopon’ you will be here some day