Southern Ground

Track Listing

  • 1

    Jump Right In

    The Southern wind sings again an island lullaby

    Baby powder beach under my feet has got me rolling
    And the breeze through crackling leaves like a daytime campfire burning
    And the ship is off to sea
    And the wake is a churning
    As the Southern wind sings again an island lullaby

    You can jump right in
    Let the music pull you in
    You can jump right in
    Oh and lose yourself again
    As the Southern wind sings again a island lullaby

    There's a place the locals go and no one knows where to find it
    And the river starts to flow inside the clouds of Misty Mountain
    The water from this stone below becomes a blue-green fountain
    As the Southern wind sings again an island lullaby

    You can jump right in
    Let the music pull you in
    You can jump right in
    Oh and lose yourself again
    As the Southern wind sings again an island lullaby

    La la la la la la
    La la la la la
    La la la la la la
    La la la la la

    You can find me where the music meets the ocean
    If you get the notion
    Stop on by and play a while
    Simple tune to get your love light glowing
    Keep your heart wide open
    Disappear just like the tide
    Let it roll on by

    And jump right in
    Let the music pull you in
    You can jump right in
    Oh and lose yourself again
    As the Southern wind sings again an island lullaby
    The Southern wind sings again an island lullaby
    Island lullaby

  • 2

    Uncaged

    Gonna lift to the great wide open Wanna set my spirit free Won't stop till I reach the ocean Gonna break these chains holding me Uncaged Gonna swim in the coldest river Gonna drink from a mountain spring Deep in the land of the great wide open Let the water roll all over me Uncaged Oh, wanna swim in the sunshine And every day find a way to face my fears Oh, wanna get in the wind Gonna take every chance I'm given Feel the wind through the open plains Freedom is a gift, get livin Go chase that sunset highway down You got to get uncaged!
  • 3

    Goodbye In Her Eyes

    I could tell that it was over
    When her lips met mine
    It was an emptiness in her voice
    Hesitation when she smiled
    She didn't have to say a word
    It was just so plain to see
    She had found what she'd been looking for
    And I knew it wasn't me

    I saw goodbye in her eyes
    I don't think I can change it
    There's no way to disguise
    We will never make it

    Sometimes I feel like a clown
    Who can't wash off his make-up
    The life she wanted ‒ it was gone
    Prince Charming ‒ I wasn't
    But I would trade a thousand Babylons
    To be in her arms tomorrow
    Oh, but like the tide her love has come and gone
    And it's time for me to go

    I saw goodbye in her eyes
    I don't think I can change it
    There's no way to disguise
    We will never make it

    Now she sees right through me

    Should I hold on to what we've got
    Is it just a waste of time?
    One thing that I know for sure
    I saw goodbye in her eyes

    I saw goodbye in her eyes

    I know you got somebody new now
    All my candles have burned out
    He's gonna love the way you shine
    So did I
    So don't smile at me it ain't what you mean
    (Goodbye)

    With that goodbye in your eyes
    I know that I can't change it (now you see right through me)
    There's no way to disguise
    We will never make it

    I saw goodbye in your eyes
    I know that I can't change it (now you see right through me, goodbye in your eyes!)
    Should I hold on
    We will never make it (now you see right through me, goodbye in your eyes!)

    Should I hold on
    Is it just a waste of time?
    One thing that I know for sure
    I saw goodbye in your eyes
    I saw goodbye in your eyes
    I know that it's over

  • 4

    The Wind

    30,000 feet above
    The city where I fell in love with you
    And the fadin' concrete skyline
    Brings an urban lullaby that still rings true
    When I passed you on the street that day
    Should've let that red scarf fly away
    Like any chance I had of keepin' you
    Like the Northern wind a blowin'
    Yeah my lonely heart was frozen
    Never knew I'd find a way to break yours, too.

    Where the wind blows babe, you can bet
    I'll be riding high with it
    Holdin' on for my dear life just like I always did.
    Close your eyes babe, take a breath
    Say my name and I'll be there
    My love will find you anywhere
    Anywhere my love

    The city lights look like a country sky
    Like staring at the stars turned upside down.
    I wish I may, I wish I might
    Find it in your heart to stick around.
    I hate it had to end this way
    Tomorrow is a brand new day
    And the chances here at love are precious few
    Someone's out there waiting
    For a sweet good timing lady
    To make you smile the way I always wanted to.

    Where the wind blows babe, you can bet
    I'll be riding high with it
    Holdin' on for my dear life just like I always did.
    Close your eyes babe, take a breath
    Say my name and I'll be there
    My love will find you anywhere
    Anywhere my love

    So I'll fly all night
    Our memory's my lullaby
    That love won't lie
    If it's love done right
    You'll be waiting on the other side
    Arms open wide
    If love don't lie
    Lie
    We can fly

    Where the wind blows babe, you can bet
    I'll be riding high with it
    Holdin' on for my dear life just like I always did.
    Close your eyes babe, take a breath
    Say my name and I'll be there
    My love will find you anywhere
    Anywhere, my love will find you anywhere
    Anywhere, my love will find you anywhere
    Anywhere my love

  • 5

    Island Song

    Can anybody here pass me a beer
    And I'mma keep playing this music that you hear
    And if you know the song
    Then come and sing along with me

    Walking with the beach to my left
    Sea to my right
    And I'mma get faded at the Tiki bar tonight
    Then I'mma roll one up
    Like my name is Bob
    Yeah I'm gonna party like I'm a Jamaican

    If you really wanna know where you can find me
    I'll be unwinding
    Down in the islands, down in the islands
    You should loose track of your timing
    Grab a drink beside me
    Down in the islands, down in the islands

    Can anybody here pass me the rum
    And we can find somebody who can play the steel drums
    And if you like this beat then everybody dance with me
    We got the ladies to the left
    Fellas to the right
    And everybody's faded at the Tiki bar tonight
    And we are gonna dance to the rhythm of the waves
    While we drink Bacardi by the bonfire flames

    If you really wanna know where you can find me
    I'll be unwinding
    Down in the islands, down in the islands
    You should loose track of your timing
    Grab a drink beside me
    Down in the islands, down in the islands

    You don't need no invitation, no
    Whoaaa
    If you're looking for relaxation
    Get away, get away with me
    Make your destination my location

    If you really wanna know where you can find me
    I'll be unwinding
    Down in the islands, down in the islands
    You should loose track of your timing
    Grab a drink beside me
    Down in the islands, down in the islands

    If you really wanna know where you can find me
    I'll be unwinding (down, down, down, down)
    Down in the islands, down in the islands
    You should loose track of your timing
    Grab a drink beside me
    Down in the islands, down in the islands

  • 6

    Sweet Annie

    I been burning Bright
    For so long I can't remember
    Pretty girls and late night bars seem to be my line of work
    Believe me when I say, I can't stay this high forever
    This man's had all he can stand, time to lay this body down

    Sweet Annie
    Can I stay with you a while
    Cause this roads been putting miles on my heart,
    Sweetheart I've been livin in a fantasy
    But one day Lightning will strike
    And my bark will lose it's bite
    Don't' give up on me
    Sweet Annie.

    Sweet Annie
    I know I promised you a life
    But an empty bed and the words I said don't carry any weight
    If I could take back yesterday, Find a way to start it over
    Turn around, put that bottle down and pray it's not too late

    Sweet Annie
    Can I stay with you a while
    Cause this roads been putting miles on my heart,
    Sweetheart I've been livin in a fantasy
    But one day Lightning will strike
    And my bark will lose it's bite
    Don't' give up on me
    What will be will be

    Sweet Annie.

    Turn out the light
    These hands alone to hold you
    Fall all over you
    All over again
    Come a little closer so I can show you
    My heart still beats fast for you
    All over, and over again

    Sweet Annie
    Can I stay with you a while
    Cause this roads been putting miles on my heart,
    Sweetheart I've been livin in a fantasy
    But one day Lightning will strike
    And my bark will lose it's bite
    Don't' give up on me

    Sweet Annie.

  • 7

    Natural Disaster

    Had lips like candy
    Hair floated like water
    Skin like velvet made
    The whole damn world slow down
    She was a preacher's daughter
    Never did what daddy taught her
    And the rebel in her soul
    Brought her to me

    The river was cold
    And the river was wide
    She flowed from the mountain
    Straight across the great divide
    And her heart ran cold
    But her love runs deep
    She's fire on the mountain
    Wrecking everyone she meets

    She's like rain when she rolls in
    But that sunshine in her thunder
    Makes the loneliest heart wonder
    If the ride is worth the pain
    Might not be storm clouds in sight
    Oh but don't you worry friend
    She's coming around the bend
    She's holding lightning in both hands

    Lord please know
    It's not time for me to go
    The river has my heart
    She's the keeper of my soul
    On one side of the water
    Sweet everlasting grace
    The other side could end your life
    Or steal your breath away

    She's like rain when she rolls in
    But that sunshine in her thunder
    Makes the loneliest heart wonder
    If the ride is worth the pain
    Might not be storm clouds in sight
    Oh but don't you worry friend
    She's coming around the bend
    She's holding lightning in both hands

    She's a natural disaster
    She'll tear the land in two
    She's running to be running
    Cause it's all she knows to do
    She's a tumbleweed rolling
    A river running wild
    A hurricane blowing
    She's the calm after the storm
    Under an Appalachian sunset sky

    She's like rain when she rolls in
    But that sunshine in her thunder
    Makes the loneliest heart wonder
    If the ride is worth the pain
    Might not be storm clouds in sight
    Oh but don't you worry friend
    She's coming around the bend
    She's holding lightning in both hands

    She's like rain
    She rolls in
    But there's sunshine in her thunder
    She's coming around the bend
    She's holding lightning in both hands

  • 8

    Overnight (Feat. Trombone Shorty)

    I don't know how much more of this
    That I can take
    I want you
    And I ain't gonna have you any other way

    Ain't no time for talking
    Show me what you got
    We're gonna get this bed rocking
    And it ain't gonna stop

    Roll your body like you do
    Don't be afraid to move it
    You got everything I like so
    Why don't you get right to it
    Come on let yourself go crazy
    Come on girl amaze me
    I'm your judge and jury
    So you have to do the time

    Overnight
    Overnight
    Overnight
    (You're getting locked up)
    Overnight
    (Like it or not)

    First I'm gonna search your body over
    I gotta make sure
    You ain't hidin nothin nowhere

    Ain't no time for talking
    Show me what you got
    We're gonna get this bed rocking
    And it ain't gonna stop
    Ain't no time for talking
    Show me what you got
    We're gonna get this bed rocking
    And it ain't gonna stop

    Roll your body like you do
    Don't be afraid to move it
    You got everything I like so
    Why don't you get right to it
    Come on let yourself go crazy
    Come on girl amaze me
    I'm your judge and jury
    So you have to do the time

    Overnight
    (You getting locked up)
    Overnight
    (Like it or not, girl)
    Overnight
    (You getting locked up)
    Overnight

    Tell me how you want it
    Tell me how you want it
    Oh wait, you better show
    You better show me

    Ain't no time for talking
    Show me what you got
    We're gonna get this bed rocking
    And it ain't gonna stop

    Overnight
    (You getting locked up)
    Overnight
    (Like it or not, girl)
    Overnight
    Overnight
    Overnight
    Overnight
    Overnight
    Overnight
    Overnight

    I'm gonna
    I'm gonna beat it up, girl

  • 9

    Lance's Song

    Doing what you love has a high price to pay
    Some put on a suit, but he ran the other way
    Drums drown out the yuppies
    And the one's who couldn't dream
    Cause the freedom music gave him was worth more than anything

    They don't know
    What they got
    Until it's gone
    Like it or not
    You live on love
    You try to do what's right
    We're all here waiting for our silver invitation
    To the big band in the sky

    Rollin down the windows
    Trying hard to fight the sleep
    Money's never much for a band in Tennessee
    Another night of playing
    To a crowd with no ears
    Wanna hear the songs they know
    And fill their bellies full of beer

    But they don't know
    What they got
    Until it's gone
    Like it or not
    You live on love
    You try to do what's right
    We're all here waiting for our silver invitation
    To the big band in the sky

    And when he closed his eyes
    Fell into a dream that never dies
    And when the thunder comes
    You can hear his kick drum in the sky
    Feel the rain
    Fall from our eyes

    Cause we don't know
    What we got
    Until it's gone
    Like it or not
    You live on love
    You try to do what's right
    For him there's no more waiting
    Got his silver invitation
    Just to do a little playing
    For the big band in the sky

  • 10

    Day That I Die (Feat. Amos Lee)

    Early morning in a motel room,
    Sunshine trying to creep on through.
    Lost Sleep but I found a tune,
    Stuck inside my head.
    Cigarettes and tank of gas,
    Headed off to nowhere fast,
    Gotta find a way to make this feeling last.

    Cause I believe that I,
    Was born with a song inside of me.
    Never question why,
    I just kept on chasing that melody.
    And as time goes by,
    It's funny how time can make you realize,
    We're running out of it.

    On the day that I die,
    I wanna say that I,
    Was a man who really lived and never compromised.
    And when I've lived out my days,
    Until the very end,
    I hope they find me in my home, a guitar in my hands.
    I hope they find me in my home with my guitar in my hands.

    Whoa, oh.
    Whoa, oh.

    A part of dawn to be ashamed of,
    But good people are supposed to be up.
    But I found peace with the path I took,
    As I lay down my head.
    Crossroads you gotta choose,
    Which way do we win or lose.
    But every bone in my soul says I sing on through.

    Cause I believe that I,
    Was born with a song inside of me.
    Never question why,
    I just keep on singing these melodies.
    And as time goes by,
    Its funny how time can make you realize,
    We're running out of it.

    On the day that I die,
    I wanna say that I,
    Was a man who really lived and never compromised.
    And when I've lived out my days,
    Until the very end,
    I hope they find me in my home, a guitar in my hands.
    I hope they find me in my home with my guitar in my hands.

    Whoa, oh.
    Whoa, oh.
    Whoa, oh.
    Whoa, oh.

    We all go, we all go,
    It's all over 'fore you know.

    I believe that I
    Was born with a song inside of me.
    Never question why,
    I just keep on singing these melodies,
    And as time goes by,
    Its funny how time can make you realize,
    We're running out of it.

    On the day that I die,
    I wanna say that I,
    Was a man who really loved and never compromised.
    And while I live out my days,
    Until the very end,
    You can find me in my home, a guitar in my hands,
    And you can find me in my home with my guitar in my hands.

    Whoa, oh.
    Whoa, oh.
    Whoa, oh.
    Whoa, oh.

  • 11

    Last But Not Least

    There ain't enough of me to go around
    Got all kinds of reasons
    To be all over town
    Spread thin and broken down
    Everybody wants a piece
    Oh darlin I'm afraid

    You've been last but not least
    Everyone I love the most
    Has to take what's left of me
    I put it all together
    But I left out one big piece
    I put you last
    But you're not least

    Nothing ever takes the place of you
    Sometimes things that may not matter
    Jump in front of things that do
    And your fine to stand in line
    While history repeats
    But oh darlin not this time

    Last but not least
    Everyone I love the most
    They deserve the best from me
    I put it all together
    When I found that missing piece
    You were the last
    But you're not least

    I go left when I should go right
    I chase the dark when I see light
    I trip and fall down every time I try
    To walk that line
    The sun comes up I look for rain
    I search for joy and I find the pain
    I swear I will not forget again
    Last but not least

    Last but not least
    Everyone I love the most
    Is gonna see the best of me
    I put it all together
    When I found the missing piece
    You were the last
    You were the last
    But you're not least