Court Yard Hounds The World Smiles

We go on pretending

The whole world is ending

We follow the tragic and forgot the magic

I’m done yeah, I’m through with

Singin’ the blues and

I’m learning the best things in life are free

And we’re all crazy

But that don’t phase me

Even in the dark

Just wait and see…

The world smiles

The world smiles at me

If I believe in the good stuff and open my eyes up

The world smiles

I’ve been there, the sadness

The breakdowns, the madness,

The lesson in the story that goes on before me

Sometimes I don’t know

When to fight and when to let it go

I won’t let the question bring me down

A little baby

What’s she gonna be

She may have all the answers

Wait and see

The world smiles

All the world smiles at me

If I believe in the good stuff and open my eyes up

The world smiles

Oh, call me crazy

But that don’t phase me

Even in the dark

Just wait and see…

The world smiles

The world smiles at me

If I believe in the good stuff and open my eyes up

The world smiles

If I believe in the good stuff and open my eyes up

The world smiles

Court Yard Hounds Ain’t No Son

I’ve got somethin’ to say

I’m scared and so afraid

Can you take me as I am?

Come what may, our blood is all the same

I am still your little man

He said…

You ain’t no son to me

You ain’t no son to me

8 lb. baby boy I bounced on my knee

No, you ain’t no son of mine

You ain’t no son of mine

Ah, forget it girls

There ain’t no use in tryin’

Don’t expect to get my love for free

And don’t blame me

You know this ain’t no fun for me

This ain’t no fun for me

All boys should be boys

That’s how it should be

Yeah, you ain’t comin’ home

Nah, you ain’t comin’ home

‘Til you walk a straight line

You’ll be out on your own

Don’t expect to save your soul for free

When you’re the one who turned your back on me

Aren’t you a sight to see?

Yeah, you’re a sight to see

What you call freedom

Makes you look like a freak

Yeah, you must get around

‘Cause it sure got around

Don’t you know that I can’t show my face in this town?

Don’t think I’m gonna get you up off your knees

When you’re the one who turned your back on me

Stranger, stranger on the wall

When the neighbors come to call

I just don’t know what to say

So I put you away

This time I won’t leave a trace

I’ll fill up the empty space

When I put you, I put you away

He said…

You ain’t no son to me

You ain’t no son to me

8 lb. baby boy I bounced on my knee

No, you ain’t no son of mine

You ain’t no son of mine

Ah, forget it girls

There ain’t no use in tryin’

Don’t expect to get my love for free

When you’re the one who turned your back on me

Don’t blame me

Yeah don’t blame me

Don’t blame me

Shame on me, shame on me, shame on me

Court Yard Hounds Well Behaved

I wanna do it

My, but it’s trouble every day

And a battle of the wills gets you down

And you don’t wanna fight

But it’s hard to walk away

When a shadow of the good girl gets you bound

Baby, well behaved never lasts for long

You pull away and we’ve all heard the same old song

Where he ties you down, he doesn’t want you strong

If he wants you well behaved, your love won’t last for long

So you think you’ve learned your lesson

And you finally get away

And a boy with good intentions steals your heart

But you make him ask permission

Like when a child goes out to play

In a battle for attention, you start

But baby, well behaved never lasts for long

You pull away and we’ve all heard the same old song

Where you tie him down, you don’t want him strong

If you want him well behaved, your love won’t last for long

Baby, well behaved never lasts for long

You pull away and we’ve all heard the same old song

Where he ties you down, he doesn’t want you strong

If he wants you well behaved, your love won’t last for long

Your love won’t last for long

Won’t last for long

Won’t last for long

Court Yard Hounds Are You Man Enough?

Heaven and earth, body and soul

I want someone to take control

To ease my mind, to steal my soul away

I was broken and I was cold

My dreams were heavy and growing old

Hold me now, don’t let me slip away

Are you man enough?

Are you man enough?

Are you man enough?

Are you man enough?

Rock my mind, roll my bones

Give me something all my own

Surrender now without a fight

Darkest night, black as coal

You make me keep the heart you stole

I want someone, someone tonight

Are you man enough?

Are you man enough?

Are you man enough?

Are you man enough?

When I’m old, my time is done

Release me to the setting sun

Hold my hand and let me fade away

Are you man enough?

Are you man enough?

Are you man enough?

Court Yard Hounds Amelita

Amelita, come to see ya

And I finally now know the truth

Oh I found you, in your costume,

And the comb in your hair is the proof

Am I right, Amelita?

You just stand there with nothing to say

While they watch yo play the leader

So I’ve come here to take you away

Or they love you, and we lost you

When he promised to make you a star

Oh he fooled you, and it cost you

And the age on your face show the scars

Oh my good friend, I can see you

As a young girls with stars in her eyes

What a beauty, such a dancer,

Now you lay out your heart as a prize

Have you no pride?

You’ve got the rest of your life

I take your hand, let’s go tonight

Just leave it all, I promise you’ll

Be fine across the bridge, the lights of town

You smile, and never turn around

I remember you and Amelita

Have you no pride?

You’ve got the rest of your life

Where have you gone my friend

Then light in your eyes is gone, gone, gone

I take your hand, let’s go tonight

Just leave it all, I promise you’ll

Be fine across the bridge, the lights of town

You smile, and turn around and run

Amelita, have you no pride?

You’ve got the rest of your life

I take your hand, let’s go tonight

Just leave it all, I promise you’ll

Be fine across the bridge, the lights of town

You smile, and then you turn around and then run

Amelita, have you no ṗride?

You’ve got the rest of your life

Have you no pride?

Hey yeah