Bedford Falls

by Jim Hornsby

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1.
Even Though 04:12
How many times have I told you Told you all along There ain't no future and the past is full of pain The way we were was wrong How many times did I hold you Hold you all night long We sailed dark oceans on a ship without a sail The way we were was wrong You lived your life for a reason I lived mine for a song Now it's come to open season And it's my turn to sing along Life is there for the taking Has been all along Now we're in the party season and it's our turn to sing along And even though the cracks have shown We've patched them up a time or two We've got all the things that money can't buy There's some things we gotta do
2.
It's been another quiet day today No ups, no downs, no troubled strife From the armchair of complacency I re-evaluate my life We reach an age of expectation One of wisdom, wit and light But if there's nothing in this town for me I think it's time to put things right I can play this guitar, I can sit at the bar Making small talk with the people of this town I can tell right from wrong in the words of this song 'Cos I know who you are Yes I know who you are There are reasons to be cheerful There are reasons to be sad If you feel the need to hurt me If my existence makes you sad I can feel suspicion in your question I can see the anger in your eye
3.
4.
We had this conversation ‘bout the weather once before Bumped into each other just beside the grocery store We nodded, smiled and turned our eyes quickly towards the floor Look who’s talkin’ She said I’d like to marry you I said can’t we just be friends We’re only getting started and you’re lookin’ for the end The kind of life you’re talkin’ ‘bout will drive us round the bend Look who’s talkin’ I’m not the kind of guy who frightens easily You mother and your father they don’t mean a thing to me You brothers and your sisters and your cousins down the block Bring ‘em all over honey Should’ve read the signals, should’ve known the score Should’ve learned the lessons of a million guys before Then she shouted call me as I headed for the door Look who’s talkin’ Now we’ve got three children, a mortgage and a car Now I’m workin’ overtime and not on my guitar She says I’m not the man she married I’ll never be a star Look who’s talkin’ We sit out in the garden sipping our red wine We talk about the things to come, the things we’ve left behind We wonder if we’ve got the will, the money or the time Look who’s talkin’ Pickin’ on the dobro and playing my guitar That’s the kind of life for me That’s swingin’ on a star Sometimes I wonder how we ever got this far Look who’s talkin’
5.
6.
Bayou Rhythm 03:27
Stole this rhythm from Little Feat They’re the only people walkin’ down my street Got this groove from JJ Cale He’s the only one to put wind in my sail Bayou rhythm Bayou rhythm Bayou rhythm gonna make me lose my mind I bought this slide from Smith’s guitars It’s a thing they call the Melobar Reaches down inside my soul S’gotta hook just like my fishin’ pole Bayou rhythm Bayou rhythm Bayou rhythm gonna make me lose my mind
7.
Wait ‘til I get your hands on me Wait ‘til I get you home We’ll make natural history Gone, gone, gone Don’t try to fight it There ain’t no way that you can win Just get behind it Love train’s coming round again What’ll it take for you to see When are you gonna learn You can’t stop the fire in me Burn, burn, burn
8.
The road we’re on keeps twistin’ and turnin’ The journey of our lifes, we’ve done some miles Kinda like the way you laugh at me Kinda like the sadness in your smile Shoot right to the heart of conversation We can talk all night without a care You may not speak to me, I may not talk to you It just hangs in the air People that you meet might give you reason To doubt the things you know are true It seems everyone needs something to believe in We all need someone who cares Living on the edge of understanding Standing on the edge of life they stare They may not ask you why Or where the reasons lie It just hangs in the air Hold on tight The road ahead is rocky driving through the night We’ve got our headlights on We’ve got our morning sun That’s right, that’s right
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10.
We like the base when it’s up real loud We like the buzz that’s going round We like the stars and we like the street We like the shoes there on your feet But most of all we like it When Friday comes around We try our best to get it right We sleep all day and we rock all night Summer, winter’s all the same We party on, we got no shame But most of all we like it When Friday comes around We like the bars, we like the heat We like that Texas boogie beat We punch the air we stand our ground We smile a lot, we move around But most of all we like it When Friday comes around We don’t need much to keep us right Just beer and friends on a Friday night A hardwood floor and a Miller sign And a band that rocks ‘til closing time
11.
I don’t need no ten room mansion I don’t need no fancy car I just need to know what you’re doing I just need to know where you are I don’t need no stressful day job I don’t need no bosses on my case I just need a moment in this chaos I just need to move at my own pace Make a little music Make a little love Spend time with your friends and family That’ll be enough Try and see the sun up in the grey sky Try to keep your feet on the ground Be there for your brother when he needs you Give him what he needs when he comes round

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released January 1, 2003

Jim Hornsby: vocals, guitars, Dobro, pedal steel, Melobar
Tony Davis: keyboards and programming
Tony Hornsby: bass guitar (tracks 2,3,7,8,11), acoustic bass (track 5)
Bradley Creswick: violin (tracks 4,5)
Jimmy Powells: mandolin (track 7 )
Dawn Grainger: backing vocals
Maddy: backing vocals (track 6)
Paul Smith: drums (tracks 2,6)

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