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Ricky Ross - Pale Rider (2005)

01 She Gets Me Inside
02 Boys Break The Things The Love The Most
03 If You've Got The Time It's Gonna Take
04 The Streets Are Covered In Snow
05 Soundtrack To The Summer
06 In This World
07 Pale Rider
08 Calvary
09 I Know It's Only Sunday
10 Kichijoji
11 History
12 In The End


She Gets Me Inside

Here's a song for the maker
Maybe the rest are just display
Here's my heart go on and take it
For one night or just walk away
There's one heart
And one voice
There's one song
And one choice

She gets me inside
So I don't know wrong from right
Then it all goes quiet
Cause everything
Everything, everything
Is gonna be all right

Sometimes love can make you feel good
Sometimes love can do what nothing should
Sometimes your heart's where your feet have stood
Nothing's gonna change and nothing could
But with one heart
And one hope
One night
And the search is over

She gets me inside
So I don't know wrong from right
Then it all goes quiet
Cause everything
Everything, everything
Is gonna be all right

She gets me inside
So I don't know wrong from right
Then it all goes quiet
Cause everything
Everything, everything
Is gonna be all right

Boys Break The Things They Love The Most

Boys, boys, boys, boys, little boys
Bows and arrows for their toys
With gentle voices and open hands
To show you treasures and secret plans
Just to make a man

Boys, boys, boys, boys all settle down
They'll take some time to find somewhere then
Find someone
They'll stop jumping to take a slow dance
Tell you now they understand
What makes a man
Boys break the things they love the most
Spend nights crying about it on their own

They're so strong and young and weak and old
But they'll walk beside you on the road
And they'll take you with them when they go

Boys, boys, boys, boys grown boys
Breaking bones and hearts in broken voices
Taking love to bits again
Trying get it fixed, then failing
To be a man

Boys break the things they love the most
Spend nights crying about it on their own
They're so strong and young and weak and old
But they'll walk beside you on the road
And they'll take you with them when they go

If You've Got The Time It's Gonna Take

What's that drumming so far away?
Just my heart running; I want to stay
You keep on coming as you radiate
Better boys will kiss your tears away
Other ones will let them all escape

If you've really got the will
And the hours and hours to kill
You know love is worth the wait
If you've got the time it's gonna take
You set my fingers against your lips
Let them linger and make a wish
Ease me down from my restlessness
Other girl's charms you can imitate
I don't wish them harm but I really just don't care

If you want to walk that's fine
Or think things through in your own time
You know love is worth the wait
If you've got the time it's gonna take

Everyone will tell you what it takes
Anyone can get you out of this
If you ever feel you doubt it
You're in it now

If you've really got the will
And the hours and hours to kill
You know love is worth the wait
If you've got the time it's gonna take

The Streets Are Covered In Snow

I got a call from you
When summer was struggling through
If your journey was hurting then
What will the winter do?

All that waiting
All that pain
Miles of searching
Just to bring you to the city gates
Where we're...

We're deep in the heart of town (just a few)
Miles from where you stay
But it's coming near Christmas time
And I can't help wondering if you know
The way from yours to mine
When the streets are covered in snow

Don't let my feelings show
On this long distance call
But what am I going to do
When it's too late to call you

All that wanting
All that pain
Miles of searching
To come back here for one more day
Where we're...

We're deep in the heart of town (just a few)
Miles from where you stay
You saw how the whole plan lay
And I can't help wondering if you know
The way from yours to mine
When the streets are covered in snow

We're deep in the heart of town (just a few)
Miles from where you stay
But it's coming near Christmas time
And I can't help wondering if you know
The way from yours to mine
When the streets are covered in snow

Soundtrack To The Summer

Try to believe your heart when it moves
Try to see what it's telling you
I can believe it's true
All the girls
And all the boys

They can imagine
Why the sad songs become the soundtrack...
They can imagine
Why the sad songs become the soundtrack...
To the summer

You tried to believe everything that you could
Then you saw where that got you
Maybe you'll say goodbye for good
To all the boys
And all the girls

Who can imagine
Why the sad songs become the soundtrack...
They can imagine
Why the sad songs become the soundtrack...
They can imagine
Why the sad songs become the soundtrack...
To the summer

All the boys
And all the girls
All one voice
Across the world

They can imagine
Why the sad songs become the soundtrack...
They can imagine
Why the sad songs become the soundtrack...
They can imagine
Why the sad songs become the soundtrack...
They can imagine
Why the sad songs become the soundtrack...
To the summer


In This World

Well one more long, long night is through
And I'm sitting here in the morning dew
Sun's creeping up on everything
And everything comes into view
And I can't believe it's the same old sun
Shining down on everyone
Same one in years of unhappiness
Still as constant when all that is done
Shining down on the loved
And the unlovely

Here's my idea for the film
Everything just settles down
Two people get like they're brand new
And we call it 'life is beautiful'
My friend says it just won't ring true
People need something more of you
I say but she's like nothing you've ever heard
It just so happens
She's in this world

Well here's the pitch I think I'll send
I've got an opening a twist but no end
No sense where things are going
And no defence
No excuses and no what-ifs
No point in saying, unless this

No time to hesitate
Why hold back on all this bliss?
If you don't ask
You don't get
The picture

Here's my idea for the film
Everything just settles down
Two people get like they're brand new
And we call it 'life is beautiful'
My friend says it just won't ring true
People need something more of you
I say but she's like nothing you've ever heard
It just so happens
She's in this world

Pale Rider

Pale rider, pale rider
On the horizon far away
Grey morning, slow rising
How far off is hard to say

I can hear him in the meadow
Sometimes he crosses in the day
I mostly hear his horse in the wee small hours
Then he's gone before daybreak

Pale rider, pale rider
On the horizon far away
Grey morning, slow rising
How far off is hard to say

I do not wait for his arrival
Or his low rap upon my door
I mostly see his horse turning round and heading north
Calling somewhere else for sure

Pale rider, pale rider
On the horizon far away
Grey morning, slow rising
How far off is hard to say

I think I hear you as each new year is due
And the gateman locks up another year
But its just the north wind passing on warnings
About a night and a knock so clear

Pale rider, pale rider
On the horizon far away
Grey morning, slow rising
How far off is hard to say

Pale rider's on the way


Calvary

It's late in the year
And the leaves are fallen down and swept clear
And tonight I'm going to have start thinking hard
About Christmas
How I don't care
Whether what we have happened here or there
Or something wild and wonderful came out into
The sky just to please us

Night fall's still a broken step
This old mule's legs
Will take you many days from here
Tired limbs and ruddy cheeks
Will bandage up your aching hands and feet

I don't need to know what everyone sees
different roads can take you where other paths lead
I'm not even trying to get as far as Calvary

As the sun goes down
And the lights go up in hilltop towns
And the boys and girls are gathered in and asked
To make a wish come true
And I'm driving round
Some bleak mid-winter tinseltown
I see you sleeping at the bus stop with nothing
But a blanket between the moon and you

The baby comes, folks don't sleep
Those shepherds keep
You up later than you meant to be
One child grows and people notice
He's breaking chains
And making poor folks' lives so heavenly
(The way it's meant to be)

I don't need to know what everyone sees
Different roads can take you where other paths lead
I'm not even trying to get as far as Calvary

I Know It's Only Sunday

Thank you
Thank you for the sky above
Thank you
Thank you for the ways you love my heart
For Friday night at home
And the five of us alone out on the beach..

I know it's only Sunday
And we've still got hours and hours to go
But I want to thank you for this weekend

Thank you
Thank you for the sky so grey
Thank you
Thank you for this place I only hope I'll stay
For Saturday and rain
And clearing up the mess the children made

I know it's only Sunday
And we've still got hours and hours to go
But I want to thank you for this weekend

There was a terrible fight at the plaza. Friday
For some folks the only thing worse than the night's
The hours you wait till dawn when sun comes up
And then you're back on your own

I know it's only Sunday
And we've still got hours and hours to go
But I want to thank you for this weekend


Kichijoji

I go walking in the park at sunrise
And I see myself myself as someone else
I won't live with lonely
I don't even know myself sometimes
And getting lonesome
Is only just getting low
Bruised but not broken
I've spoken all the words I really know right now

Everything
Oh everything is everywhere
But all shall be well
And all manner of things shall be well
I can tell

Oh how I want my baby back
For just one time and once through the park
For stepping out, stepping out from the dark
Into Kichijoji
Oh how the rain gently heals my sadness
And the new tight lets the night unravel
I'm so glad I stopped my travels
In Kichijoji

Help me make it to you
And take me down, down, through this alleyway
Where the shadows on the walls all show your face
And the birds sing just like you do
And the warm wind from the city
Only reminds me of the pity of the truth
When I look around all I see is faces
But I'm sky and seas and days away from you

Everything
Oh everything is everywhere
But all shall be well
And all manner of things shall be well
I can tell

Cause all my nights are full of dread
And my days keep pushing me, pushing me ahead
I can't, I can't get no rest
In Kichijoji

Oh how I want my baby back
For just one time and once through the park
Let our feet fall together on the paths
Of Kichijoji

History

There's a tale to be told
Before we forget and other things take hold
I'm sure it happened on some foreign road
Maybe Spain or France or somewhere old

Maybe I'd strayed a little from the track
And it seems remembering, you found it in your heart
To make a point of welcoming me back
Forgive me for what it was I must have lacked

Cause you were young then and you could understand
Now it's all gunmen and outlaws making stands
But all that's what seems to pass
When there's some history

Is there somewhere we could meet?
I don't mean a cafe or a lobby or a street
Just a point where we'll agree
About those differences between you and me

Cause you were young then and you could understand
Now it's all gunmen and outlaws making stands
But all that is what seems to pass
When there's some history

I'm right and you're wrong
Let's face it baby that's the old song we're still singing

Cause we were young then with nothing more to lose
Than some confidence and the tales we had to use
Now who we are and what's the story gets confused

I guess that's history
Maybe that's why we're history
Now we're history
Me and you

In The End

I was hoping you'd come back
I was looking for a chance
To gather up some photographs and laughs
To give to you
So I drove the long road back
Just to hear one last remark
Or maybe just an old gag
Like "they always get the fat guy in the end."

In the end
In the end
Sun goes down
And the stars come out
And the world keeps on turning
In the end

I know you couldn't see
But I was there to watch you sleep
And I figured out Jesus was wanting you more
You'd told me what was bad
And told me if I was good
At last, too Late I understood
Cause they'll always Leave the loser
And they always pick a winner
Cause they always take the good guy

In the end
In the end
Sun goes down
And the stars come out
And the world keeps on turning
In the end