LYRICS

Mud and Stone - Tracks and Lyrics

All songs ©2012 ASCAP

1. Now That You're Home (4:00)

Words & music by Loretta Hagen

These days I've been

Filling up lonely hours

While waiting on

Your return

In my bed alone

I lie awake till the moon is gone

It's all aglow

Now that you're home

 

It's not your fault

Your occupation keeps you gone

In these times

You take what comes

You know that I will wait

Oh but the bill collectors can't

They'll get what their owed

Now that you're home

 

Chorus

Now that you're home

I sleep through the night

Now that you're home

Baby I'm more than alright

I'm good as gold

Now that you're home

 

I opened the windows

And unlocked the dead bolt

Soon as I heard you drive up

Since you've been gone

I carried a heavy heart

It's light as snow

Now that you're home

Chorus

 

3. Money (3:10)

words & music by Loretta Hagen

Money don’t like my hands

Slips right out of them

Like the water over the dam

Money don’t like my hands

 

Money don’t like my car

Up on cinder blocks

In the driveway with rusty old parts

Money don’t like my car

 

I work my bones

To bring a little money home

It don’t easily come

And what I make

Is promised to a note unpaid

That don’t leave me much

 

Money don’t like my house

Dirty and run down

On the inside and on the out

Money don’t like my house

 

And money don’t like the rain

Never gonna save for the weather whatever it brings

Money don’t like the rain

 

5.  Take Me (3:08)

Words & music by Loretta Hagen

You've been down

You're feeling like

You're never gonna find love

So for now why not think about

The other side of alone

No one to answer to

Or tell you what to do

The sea is full of single hearts

Just like you

Take me

I'm a perfect example

No ball and chain on my ankle

Now I'm as free as the wind blows

So if you're lonely

Take me

Now who says

That two is neccasarily better than one

It's anybody's guess

If love will last and who knows how long

I've heard it said to me

That love can set you free

Well I'm as free as any sailor

On the sea

 

7.  When My Years Are Stacked (3:27)

Words & music by Loretta Hagen

I bore no children

Just never had them

And I am too dang old

To plan on any now

I've been thinking

About my golden years

And who will be there

To help me get around

 

Chorus

When my years are stacked to the heavens

I'm afraid that I'll be alone

No goodbyes,no tear drops in someone's eyes

When mine forever close

 

I have a husband

But he is older

I don't know if he is going to outlive me

And if he's here still,

He'll be no help

As it is I do

Everything for him

Chorus

 

I have a family, sisters and brother

But they have other responsibilities

Some have children, even grand ones

They were thinking right

When they were married

Chorus

 

9.  Where Do I Go (3:13)

Words and music by Loretta Hagen

I gotta get away

So far away

Gotta get away from me

I'm living in my head

Where it's so negative

Gotta get away from me

 

Chorus

Where do I go?

Where do I go?

Where do I go?

Not up for company

Don't find life funny

Gotta get away from me

 

Dwelling on past regrets

Keeps me so damned depressed

Gotta get away from me

Where do I go?

Where do I go?

Where do I go?

Chorus

 

If I could meditate

Go to a higher state

Could I get away from me

I need a sense of peace

Sweet serenity

Gotta get away from me

Where do I go?

Where do I go?

where do I go?

 

11.  Santa If  You’re Listening (3:54)

words & music by Loretta Hagen

How the holidays have changed

Each year more of their meaning fades

They sneak up on us like a wave

That washes out to sea

 

Here I am on Christmas Eve

With so fewer gifts to give

Been trying to make ends meet these days

There's just no easy way

 

Santa if you're listening

Can you find me work

I lost my job back in the Spring

And I feel I've lost my worth

I can stretch a dollar

But it don't cover much

Santa if you hear me

Could you get me through this month

 

Now I am not a lazy man

Answered every want ad

I'm not afraid to use my hands

Even for low wage

 

You see I've got a family

A wife and kids, and a dog to feed

They're everything and more to me

I'd give them anything

 

Santa if you're listening

Can you find me work

Lost my job back in the spring

Now I feel I've lost my worth

It's hard not to worry

And to keep my spirits up

Oh Santa if you hear me

Could you get me through this month

 

Wish I could fill these stockings

With nothing else but love

Cause I have a wealthy pockets full

And I would give more than enough

 

How the holidays have changed

Each year more of the meaning fades

I hope it becomes clear again

At Christmas time next year

 

Bonus Track No Until The Next Time (Live) (6:09)

Words & music by Loretta Hagen

My resistance is getting weaker

I think we're making a habit of this

Your situation is never clear

I'm into something I shouldn't be in

I know you're sneaking away each time

You ring my lonely bell

You're looking over your shoulder babe

You know it's not hard for me to tell

 

Chorus

So I say no, no, no I can't baby

No baby can't you see that this ain't right

I can't open my door anymore

I can't let you into my life

It's no baby, I just keep telling you no

No Until the next time

 

You keep giving me little pieces

Of information I sort out

You say it's over and you don't love her

But you continue to sneak it around

When you come here I see you parking your car

Way down the block

But right outside my door babe

You know there must be a million spots

Chorus

 

I say no,no,no.....

 

You better make up your mind boy

You're running out of time

And I won't be left

Hanging on the line

Chorus

 

 

Sundown Till Dawn - Tracks and Lyrics

COMING SOON

 

Something More - Tracks and Lyrics

COMING SOON

 

2.  I’m Gone (3:52)

Words & music by Loretta Hagen

A hole in the shade on my window

Pulls in light to my pillow

Tells me it’s time to wake up and rise

But here I lie

Dreaming but not like in night time

I’m keeping my eyes open wide

Buried beneath the blanket and deep

In my mind

 

I’m Gone

Although I haven’t been outside at all

I didn’t put one foot upon the floor

Oh but I went far

I’m on

A trail that runs along a mountainside

Gonna climb up to the top

And feast my eyes

On the great blue sky

I’m Gone

 

It’s easy for me to get lazy

I’d stay in this bed if I had my way

But this day already awaits me

And I’m running late

So I best be ending this movie

These little day dreams that consume me

And get up and start getting ready

But I think I’ll wait

 

I’m Gone

I’m standing on a covered bridge in Fall

The water underneath is moving slow

Over the stones

I long

To visit all the places that I love

I’ll travel in the early morning sun

Oh when it comes up

I’m Gone

 

4.  Mud and Stone (4:11)

Words & music by Loretta Hagen

Everyday I put on my shoes

And I start my car

It takes me down the same old route

To the parking lot

Where I work my days

But I feel incomplete

Gotta make a change

Gonna start at my feet

 

Chorus

Through mud and stone

I'll fill the well

That's been low

From a dry spell

Where fresh water flows

From the ground below

I'll draw it up

Through mud and stone

 

People can't live for

Making money alone

We all gotta feed our hearts

And the fire in our souls

Take a drive down a country road

Breathe the air in the wind

There's so much more here

That we can drink in

Chorus

 

The sun lights the days

Then the moon takes it's place

Seasons fade

For a change of pace

 

6.  Turn In (2:39)

Words & music by Loretta Hagen

When the weight of the world bends your back

Any day you fall under attack

From anything or anyone you combat

you can win, turn in

There's a place not of body and bone

Nor of pain and the doubt that you hold

A well of strength to draw upon

You can win, turn in

In you a voice that whispers a choice

You can change fear to love

Anger and need, jealousy, greed and sorrow

Are lost

So when the weight of the world bends your back

Anyday you fall under attack

Find grace along your path

You can win, turn in

 

8.  Hunker Down (4:17)

Words and music by Loretta Hagen

Can't you hear me, I’m talking to you

Can't you see me standing in your view

It seems as if you stare through me

At some far away moon

 

That old storm will pound your door

And hover over

Let my arms be where you run for cover

And hunker down

 

When the Summer

Moves on like water

Through a steady rushing stream

Into Autumn

When winds blow colder

You start falling with the leaves

 

When low clouds gather round

And you're under the thunder

Let my eyes be a quiet shelter

And hunker down

 

When those storms are at your door

And they hover over

Let my heart be a warm bunker

And hunker down

 

Can’t you hear me, I’m talking to you

Can’t you see me standing in your view

It seems as if you just ignore me

I’ll keep trying to get through

 

10.  Get A Life (2:38)

Words and music by Loretta Hagen

Well it's honey this, sweetie that

Get me a beer in a tall glass

You're on your butt like old King Tut

Turning the sound on the TV up

Well honey why don't you go and get a life

And get out of mine

 

Well now I'm up nights listening to you snore

Late show blasting, remote on the floor

You lie there like sleeping beauty

It's no wonder I'm so moody

Well honey why don't you go and get a life

And get out of mine

 

Honey why don't you go and get a life

Because I'm not gonna spend all of mine

Waiting on a big overgrown child

 

The back yard lawn is growing up too tall

Mower is broke it needs an overhaul

You're no Tarzan in that jungle

Every weekend it's the same old trouble

 

Well honey why don't you go and get a life

And get out of mine

Yeah honey why don't you go and get a life

And get out of mine

 

12.  As We Count (On New Years Eve) (2:55)

words & music by Loretta Hagen

This is the final minute

Before the year runs out

May it take no good with it

And leave behind our peace and health

 

And as we bide this moment

All of our dreams abound

I wish for doors that open

And raise a glass as we count

 

10, 9, 8, 7, 6

The time piece ticks

 

And as we pass each second

Watching the ball come down

I hope that love will beckon

To every heart and spread around.

 

As we recite the numbers

Shouting among the crowd

I pray the trials that cumber

Fall away as we count

 

5, 4 with a loud roar

We start to cheer

3, 2, 1

I'm counting on

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