Damien Jurado Tonight I Will Retire

Oh tonight I will retire

To the arms of my lover

The sweetest kiss she will give

As I lay down beside her

What will she think

When she awakes

Just to find I have left here

Oh tonight I will retire

To these hands with revolver

And I don’t fear death

I will commit

Like an old friend I’ve known forever

So come on in, take me on

No I won’t stay here no longer

And if I should taste fire

Save me not, I deserve to die

And oh tonight I will retire

To loving arms of my savior

And we will walk through his gates

To the skies of Heaven

And no more tears will I cry

Are my sins, are they forgiven

And if I should taste fire

Save me not, I deserve to die

And if I should taste fire

Save me not, I deserve to die

Damien Jurado Rachel & Cali

Rachel would it be alright if I stayed here in the car

There’s too many people out there I don’t know

It’s not that I’m too shy or cannot be polite

I just don’t feel confident in crowds

Cali you can do what you’d like I’ll probably be here awhile

I leave you my car keys in case you want to leave

Welcome to stay at my house my parents will both be out

There’s a blanket in the closet if you decide to sleep over

Rachel I am sorry to call, I can’t sleep at all

The closet is unfamiliar my parents are soon to be home

Cali there’s no way you’ll be caught my closet door has a lock

I’ll keep my window open so you can get in

Sometimes I wish you knew how I keep living for you

A friend is only a love you’re not committed to

Damien Jurado Beacon Hill

Keeping you close, falling behind

I lost my voice, you lost your mind

You say you’re not well, I say that you’re fine

Walking with me through the aisles of a drugstore

And if you return to me

Oh, if you return to me

Your mother’s a fake, a phantom who steals

The smile on your face is not what you feel

I’ll check you in if you check me out

Some lonesome wrist-cutter who says I’m her brother

Oh, if you return to me

Oh, if you return to me

Was I the ghost or one of your voices

You hear in you head when you’re out killing horses

Who’s taking my place, who’s taking you home

I don’t think it’s safe to turn out the nightlight

And if you return to me

Oh, if you return to me

I read your reviews, I studied the lines

I know them so well, my life’s now a tragedy

One for the road, two for the plane

And I will be fine, as long as you take me

And if you return to me

Oh, if you return to me

It’s alright, baby

It’s alright, baby

It’s alright, babe

It’s alright

Damien Jurado Angel Of May

It’s getting hard to pay attention, pay attention to you

Always trying to work it out, work it out, work it out

But a girl you love behind still hangs around

She’s always wondering, wondering when you’ll come back

The fact is you are not

You will never at all

The fact is you are not

It’s getting hard to pay attention, pay attention now

But a girl you love behind still comes around

She’s always asking asking, “When will he return?”

I can give her no answer answer

The fact is you are not

You will never at all

The fact is are not

You will never at all

The fact is you are not

At all

At all

Damien Jurado Hell Or Highwater

Turn off the fountain

Here comes a landslide, down comes a mountain

Mother is crying, “Where are my children?”

They’re up in heaven

Did you get to close your eyes

Father setting sun

I think this is the big surprise

We were waiting for

Turn off the fountain

Here comes a landslide, down comes a mountain

Mother is crying, “Where are my children?”

They’re all in heaven

Did you get to close your eyes

Father setting sun

I think this is the big surprise

We were waiting for

We were waiting for

Damien Jurado Predictive Living

Moving back, chairs broken and stacked

I can’t seem to shake the fix I’m in

Better words that were sung or heard

Years before me

Still I do my best

Pushing pens to breast

Cut out signals left

Just when you thought you had me pegged

Thinking I’m the same

Then I go and change

Three become a name

Chords just rearranged

Rhythm shoes and windows to see through

Another jealous husband to be killed

Better words have been sung out of tune

I’m happy in this hotel once again

Forcing thoughts to pen

Rehearsals for the end

Just when you thought you had me pegged

Thinking I’m the same

Then I go and change

Three become a name

Chords just rearranged

Never kill the manufactured feel

And soul no longer matters in the end

Better words you’re never gonna hear

Mrs. Jones your son crossed to the bank

Still he must give thanks

The money’s all been made

Just when you though you had me pegged

Thinking I’m the same

Then I go and change

Three become a name

Chords just rearranged

Damien Jurado East Virginia

I was born and raised in East Virginia

North Carolina I did go

There I met a pretty young maiden

Her name and age I do not know

Her hair it was of a light brown color

Lips they were a ruby red

And on her breast she wore white lilies

Where I long to lay my head

I’d rather be in some dark holler

Where the sun won’t ever shine

Than to see you wed another

Girl you know you’d never be mine

I was born and raised in East Virginia

North Carolina I did go

There I met a pretty young maiden

Her name and age I do not know

Damien Jurado Make Up Your Mind

Sat on the couch for hours talking

About the current situation

Today is the day that we part

Today is the day we fall apart

If you want to talk about it

Darling you know where I’ll be

Sat on the porch for hours talking

About the current situation

Today is the day that we part

Today is the day we fall apart

If you want to talk about it

Darling you know where I’ll be

If you want to talk about it

Honey you know where I’ll be

Make up your mind

Damien Jurado Independent

Can I ask a question

Were we meant to be?

Face the wrong direction

Turn around to see

You’ll see it’s me

And I don’t want to play these games

Do you know I know

You know it’s not the same

I don’t need you anymore

I’m independent there’s nothing to say

I don’t need you anymore now

I’m independent don’t you walk away

Can I ask a question

Were we meant to be?

Face the wrong direction

Don’t say you don’t need me

I know you do you do

When you call to me

I know you do you do

When you call to me

I don’t need you anymore

I’m independent there’s nothing to say

I don’t need you anymore now

I’m independent there’s nothing to say

I’m independent there’s nothing to say

I’m independent there’s nothing to say

I’m independent don’t you walk away

I’m independent don’t you walk away

Damien Jurado Night Out For The Downer

Shirley, I don’t blame you

For not wanting to hang out tonight

I’m all that you accuse me

I’m a sinking ship tied to my lover’s waist

And when I open up

Is when you’re closing down

Shirley, why don’t we

Shirley, what you’re asking

And I’m not sure what you want from me

I can’t be all you wish for

I’m a sinking ship tied to my lover’s waist

And when I open up

Is when you’re closing down

Shirley, why don’t we

And when I open up

Is when you’re closing down

Shirley, why don’t we