Warren Haynes Beat Down The Dust

He said “man, there’s got to be a plan

There’s always been a plan and

What’s happening ain’t right

And we can’t let go of our power

‘Cause we’re rich and we’re straight and we’re white

Content with our sins

But don’t you go calling us selfish

Comfortable in our own skin

As long as it doesn’t touch anyone else’s

Time to beat down the dust

Can’t have it dragging us down

Can’t have it clinging to us

Can’t have it turning us brown”

He said “Man has always been the man

And that’s always been the way it should be

And they don’t need to understand

As long as we make them

Believe that they’re free

And keep everyone scared

That something’s being taken away

That’s the only way to keep

Things ‘Back in the day'”

Time to beat down the dust

Can’t have it dragging us down

Can’t have it clinging to us

Can’t have it turning us brown

Time to beat down the dust

Can’t have it rising you see

Time to beat down the dust

Keep it off [?] you and me

And when the day finally comes

We’ll be so far away

They’ll never know what we stole

It’ll be all hidden away

And we can supply our own energy

God knows we own enough companies

Maybe even start our own country

Where all rich, white men are free

Time to beat down the dust

Can’t have it dragging us down

Can’t have it clinging to us

Can’t have it turning us brown

Time to beat down the dust

Can’t have it rising you see

Time to beat down the dust

Keep it off [?] you and me

Warren Haynes Soulshine

When you can’t find the light

That guides you through a cloudy day

When the stars ain’t shining bright

And it feels like you’ve lost your way

When those candle light of home

Burn so very far away

Well you got to let your soul shine

Just like my daddy used to say

[Chorus:]

He used to say the soulshine

It’s better than sunshine

It’s better than moonshine

Damn sure better than rain

Hey now people don’t mind

We all get this way sometimes

Got to let your soul shine

Shine ’til the break of day

I grew up thinkin’ that I had it made

Gonna make it on my own

Life can take the strongest man

And make him feel so alone

Now and then I feel a cold wind

Blowin’ through my aching bones

I think back to what my daddy said

He said, boy, in the darkness before the dawn

[Chorus]

Sometimes a man can feel this emptiness

Like a woman has robbed him of his very soul

A woman too, god knows, she can feel like this

But hey, when your world seems cold

You got to let your spirit take control

[Chorus 2x]

Warren Haynes Tastes Like Wine

Hey, are you still here in the morning light

Last night was a world I’ve never known

Parallel universe in one small room collided

Now the seed is sewn

Time, time, my friend, we’ve been through so much, it seems

Alone together till the end

And, now, though I find this all so threatening

I can feel it – sinking into my skin

The gods must be nervous – can’t you feel it shaking inside you

World must be trembling like I am

Clouds must be breaking – blood raining down from the heavens

And it feels like gold – tastes like wine

Strength has always been my enemy

Solitude I’ve known like my own name

People, by now, know what to expect from me

Nothing – and I will do the same

The gods must be nervous – can’t you feel it shaking inside you

World must be trembling like I am

Clouds must be breaking – blood raining down from the heavens

And it feels like gold – tastes like wine

The gods must be nervous – can’t you feel it shaking inside you

World must be trembling like I am

Clouds must be breaking – blood raining down from the heavens

And it feels like gold – tastes like wine

Warren Haynes I’ve Got Dreams To Remember

I’ve got dreams,

Dreams to remember

Many many dreams

Hard dreams and

Rough dreams to remember

Saw you there last night

Another mans arms held you tight

I don’t know how I felt inside

All I know is I walked away and cried

I’ve got dreams,

Dreams to remember

Many many dreams

Hard dreams and

Rough dreams to remember

I know you said you was just afraid

But I saw you kiss him again and again

These eyes are lit they don’t fool me

Why did you hold him so tenderly

I’ve got dreams,

Dreams to remember

Many many dreams

Hard dreams and

Rough dreams to remember

I still want you to stay

I still love you anyway

Don’t you ever leave

Come on baby

Don’t you know you satisfy me

I’ve got dreams,

Dreams to remember

Many many dreams

Hard dreams and

Rough dreams to remember

I still want you to stay

I still love you anyway

Don’t you ever ever leave me

Don’t you know that you satisfy me

I’ve got dreams, dreams to remember

I’ve got dreams, dreams to remember

Warren Haynes Spots Of Time

Spots of time flash before my eyes

Like ribbons of light

Helplessly I try to touch them

Before they disappear into the night

Running fearlessly as in a dream

Headlong into the wind

Cool night air, blowing through our hair

Moonlight dancing on your skin

Do you remember

How young we were or is it just me

Imagining like I always do

When we were once wild and free

Young man yearning for days gone by

Innocence once removed

Familiar feeling of a front porch swing

And a song, always soothes

Spots of time like windows appear

You can look out or in

But you can’t get to the future I regret

By going through the past, my friend

Do you remember

How young we were or is it just me

Imagining like I always do

That we were once wild and free

A mother’s tears, a sparrow’s wing

A lover’s eyes softly glistening

Memories that to me are everything

But to others maybe only ashes and dust

Do you remember

How young we were or is it just me

Imagining like I always do

When we were once wild and free

Do you remember

How young we were or is it just me

Imagining like I always do

When we were once wild and free

Wild and free

Warren Haynes Invisible

See these cans these worn out shoes

This old shopping cart full of rusty blues

It’s plain as day

So why do I feel invisible?

Look at my face these weather worn miles

If you ain’t gotta dime brother

Could you spare a smile?

Instead of looking right through me

Like I was invisible

Here’s to dreaming an American dream

Here’s to scheming an American scheme

See these bands they’re black and blue

Seen a lot of dreams slip right on through

Like water just like water

Invisible invisible

See this child, she looks a lot like me

She says “daddy when I grow up I don’t wanna be

I don’t wanna be I don’t wanna be

Invisible”

Here’s to singing an American song

Here’s to righting an American

WRONG

See these people being cast away

Number’s growing day by day

And if something don’t change

You know we can’t remain

Invisible invisible

Invisible invisible

Warren Haynes Company Man

I started working here when I was twenty-one

Summer of ’56

My life had just begun

Back then this place was some place to be

Thought I could grow with the company

Never took a dime

Never raised a fuss

Right is right

Even for those of us

Who make a dollar while the man makes ten

They say hard work pays off in the end

Everything I got

I got with my own hands

Never wanted to be no company man

So I kept my eyes open and my mouth shut

Saw my workload increase and my pay cut

But I bought a house

Started a family

Still had some faith in the company

Hard time’s hit ’67 late

Devil must’ve opened up the flood gates

My wife, she left me for some other guy

And in my heart I guess I always knew why

She was never gonna understand

Never wanted to be no company man

’79 brought a dose of reality

We’d all heard the rumours about the company

One day they shut us down

Throughout the south

And keeping my job meant moving out

So I got hired on at the local factory

Couldn’t see uprooting my whole family

Never thought I’d be starting over at this stage

Taking shit from some punk

Half my age

No retirement

No hospital plan

Never wanted to be no company man

Long since retired, now, from the factory

Hardly ever think about the company

Kinda lonesome, now the kids are grown

Moved away

Families of their own

Got me a little house and a piece of land

Never wanted to be no company man

Sometimes in this world you gotta make a stand

Never wanted to be no company man

Warren Haynes Stranded In Self-Pity

Oh, the daydreams I can create

When the moonbeam is on the snowflake

And lonesome is my only friend

Yeah, I feel so forsaken

Like the good times are on vacation

And ain’t coming home again

Sitting here without her

I get to thinking about her

You know that feeling just ain’t right

‘Cause she’s in New York City

And I’m stranded in self-pity

Don’t you play no blues tonight.

‘Cause your guitar will get to crying

And I’ll sure get to sighing

Form my hat down to my soul

Yeah, there’s a favor you can do me

Don’t sing no sad songs to me

‘Cause buddy I already know

If my lick would change

I’d catch myself and airplane

I’d leave you and these damned old blues behind

But she’s in New York City

And I’m stranded in self-pity

Don’t you sink no blues tonight

Yeah, she’s in New York City

And I’m stranded in self-pity

Don’t you sing no blues tonight

Warren Haynes Sick Of My Shadow

I want to go for a long walk

I might need some company

Someone I can relate to

Someone other than me

I’m tired of these conversations

I keep on having in my head

But it’s a long way home once you’ve made your bed

[Chorus:]

I’m sick of my shadow

Want to shed my skin

Sick of my shadow

What a shape I’m in

Sick of myself, and everything I do

I’m sick of my shadow since I lost you

Oh yeah so I got some problems

What else is new?

I spend too much time in my black and white world

Trying to paint it blue

But we cant all be like you, dear

With your million dollar smile

Some of us don’t bounce back

We stay down for a while

[Chorus]

All I need is that one shot

One big lucky break

I can finally wipe the slate clean

Pay for all my mistakes

Just let me roll ’em hot tonight Jesus

I swear I’ll walk away

Lose this chip on my shoulder

Keep my demons at bay

[Chorus]

Warren Haynes Beautifully Broken

Mysterious, blown in with the night

All this beauty captured in a frame

Visibly shaken, but never stirred

Drives them insane

I see the way she plays her men

And I know I’ve got to know her name

She’s so beautifully broken

Shaped by the wind

Dangerously twisted

Here I go again

I see the way she cast her spell

It’s like drowning in moonlight

Discards them she’s done

They’re lost in her twilight

I watch her move from star to star

And I wonder why, why it feels so right

She’s so beautifully broken

You can barely see the flaw

Especially from a distance

Which is always how I fall

Why do I fall for the dangerous ones?

The ones that never learned to let go

And why do I lie to myself

And pretend that I can break her

When she’s already been so

Beautifully broken

Why do I fall for the dangerous ones?

The ones that don’t know how to let go

And why do I lie to myself

And pretend that I could break her

When she’s already been so

Beautifully broken

Shaped by the wind

Dangerously twisted

Here I go again

Here I go again