Publié le 03/11/2005 à 20:26
Édité le 03/11/2005 à 20:26

Paroles de Secret south (Sixteen Horsepower)

1/CLOGGER
Hey mister with your iron feet yeah
Never waver from your path
You think you got a way with somethin' boy
Well see his hand an' feel his staff
Hey you got a way with words alright yeah
An' quite a way with the ladies
Your thoughts are troubled
As you hang a left
No there ain't no maybes
Come an' sing me down
Give my conscience a poundin'
Come an' shake my ground lord
With the sound of heaven's houndin'
You're thinkin' when this is all over
We'll all sit back an' laugh
Well i don't think so friend 'cause
I done the math
And i ain't lookin' to gain any honor
No, no not among you thieves
I'll be right beside you though
In judgement on my knees
Come an' sing me down
Give my conscience a poundin'
Come an' shake my ground lord
With the sound of heaven's houndin'
Now here you come a draggin'
Jus' couldn't help yourself
Puttin' on your poor mouth an'
Takin' from his wealth
O you come up proper
You ride a faithless steed
Took you down the wrong road
Ye' in word an' in deed
Come an' sing us down
Give our conscience a poundin'
Come an' shake our ground lord
With the sound of heaven's houndin'
Come an' take our crowns lord
Give our conscience a poundin'
Come an' take our crown lord
With the sound of heaven's houndin'

2/WAYFARING STRANGER
I'm just a poor wayfaring stranger
Travelin' through a world of woe
Ain't no sickness, toil, nor danger
In that bright land to which i go
I'm goin' there to see my father
Said he'd meet me when i come
I'm only goin' over jordan
I'm only goin' over home
I know dark clouds gonna gather 'round me
I know my way it'll be rough and steep
Yet beautiful fields lie just before me
Where god's redeemed did vigils keep
I'm goin' there to see my loved ones
Gone before me one by one
I'm only goin' over jordan
I'm only goin' over home
I'll soon be free from earthly trials
This body rests in the orchard's yard
I'll drop this cross of self-denial
And go singing home to god
I'm goin' there to see my savior
To dwell with him no more to roam
I'm only goin' over jordan
I'm only goin' over home )2x

3/CINDER ALLEY
Lovely, lovely carol sue
I see the heel of the father
Crush the head of the serpent for you
An' that beast who found
His way up to your room
You know the one the one
Who's colors are never true
Yeah you do
Yet all the while 'neath
His banner you did stand
'Neath the shadow of his wing
Do you remember
Sorrow stands near an' close at hand
Sorrow stands an' in sorrow's hand
The burning ember
He'll come a cinder
Fire call the kettle black
The dark can only hinder it
It will not hold you back
Nor tear you asunder
And the good shepherd
Lo he left all the others
An' went to look for you
Yes an' he did find thee
An' with bruised hands
He did unbind thee
Brought you out
Into the light of day
He'll come a cinder
Fire call the kettle black
The dark can only hinder it
It will not hold you back
No, no
Nor tear you asunder
O come and stand with me mother
As we wait for the master's voice
An' head that way together
He'll come a cinder
Fire call the kettle black
The dark can only hinder it
It will not hold you back
No, no
Nor tear you asunder

4/BURNING BUSH
All the widows watch
Through all window sills
Hair raisin' in every room
Up the street come a walkin' chill
An' you ask for nothin'
'Cept to be by my side
See my tears good father
Will they wash it away
All my dirt from your holy feet
No i don't believe it works that way
'Cause you ask for nothin'
'Cept to be by my side
I seen you in the river
Before god an' man
Held by the holy hand of winter
Brought low by winter's holy hand
Yes my sister girl
I know that it is true
You see me with the lord's eye girl
An' you see right through
An' you ask for nothin'
Is there somethin' behind my eyes
I can look good i swear
When the spirit blows
All ore an' all through yeah
My wretched bones
An' you ask for nothin'
'Cept to be by my side love
I seen you in the river
Before god an' man
Held by the holy hand of winter
Brought low by winter's holy hand

5/POOR MOUTH
is anything as lovely to me
as the truth in love
i'll take it over freedom any day
it brings me ever an' this time to my knees
an' on my knees i run away
yes i know your sticks and stones they
they will easily break these bones an'
an' all my words come back to haunt me
i will put my strength into
the things left standing
i am hoarse with wild eyes
no debts outstanding
my hands are yours my brother
you can take my coat as well
my eyes are yours sister
and my heart, and my heart
in which he dwells
heard the voice of my master callin' me
from deep in the hollow
said that I must follow him there yeah
is any place darker for me
with all them wolves about
well it's a poor mouth that I wear
my hands are yours my brother
you can take my coat as well
my eyes are yours sister
and my heart, and my heart
in which he dwells
livin' from hand to poor mouth
you an' me an' my secret south

6/SILVER SADDLE
tonight you've caught your breath
you've lost your american spirit
if only i could catch my death yeah
jus' give me long enough to fear it
her talk ain't like the other girls
she takes my livin' at a glance
we hear the locust's rasp back and forth
an' through the thoughts the past does dance
do i waste my time
yeah well you know it
an' as i stroll through the room
see my features show it
feel the hand on my shoulder
yeah it calls me to dwell
take a breath hard an' clear yeah
like a hammer on a church bell

7/PRAYING ARM LANE
well hey i been down that a way
with a dream on my arm
yet me an' my love we could not stay
we heard voices of children
an' by little hands were led astray
all the boughs bend for us
all the earth awaits thee
all the stones they will cry out
an' ev'ry tongue confess thee
oh my dream come an' take me quickly
'fore the struggle take me
yeah lay me down any way you choose
an' let the voices of our children wake me
the boughs they all will bend for us
an' all the earth awaits thee
all the stones they will cry out
yes an' ev'ry tongue confess thee
an' though the word yes
it falls on deaf ears
it is spoken jus' the same
the word is stands
look straight at ev'ry man
from kings down to the lay
well i told it fast an' glad
the color of a sloe drink
or so they say
so they say by the light of day
hidden 'neath their wings
of black, brown an' grey
the boughs they all will bend for us
an' all the earth awaits thee
all the stones they will cry out
an' ev'ry tongue confess thee
an' though the word yes
it falls on deaf ears
it is spoken jus' the same
the word is stands
look straight at ev'ry man
from kings down to the lay

8/SPLINTERS
self sent a twister
a tearin' after me
gonna bust my house to splinters yes
an' take all that's dear to me
you say you saw it comin' yeah
but still you did not flee
i was too weak i couldn't move
held by growth of a tree
an' yes i fell upon that rock
i did not die jus' badly broken
an' in time my healin' it will come yeah
by the words that he has spoken
i fell upon that rock
who is it now that loves you
straight in the front door
an' crooked out the back yeah
what is it now you're a slave to
on your knees out in your shack
i fell upon that rock yeah
he's beyond the shadow
of your doubt an' mine
he's no man's opinion
he is truth divine
self sent a twister
a tearin' after me
done bust my house to splinters yeah
an' took all that's dear to me
who is it now that loves you
straight in the front door
an' crooked out the back yeah
what is it now that you pray to
as your world begins to crack
i fell upon that rock yeah
he's beyond the shadow
of your doubt an' mine
he's no man's opinion
he is truth divine
an' yes i fell upon that rock
i did not die jus' badly broken
an' in time my healin' came yeah
by the words that he had spoken

9/JUST LIKE BIRDS
little johanna girl of my prairie
help me fill this house with living words
further up an' further in
let 'em fly from our lips
just like birds
just like birds
all that dark woods from pakistan
the glory the glory lodged inside
strive to enter the narrow gate child
to the fountain that flows deep an' wide
he will never leave you
my much afraid
he waits patient
in our prayers unprayed
now stay close to me
in an' amongst the trees
i'll carry your shoes child
you run an' play beneath the eaves
our faith will come by the hearin'
a whisper in the leaves
listen johanna hear his voice
in the drone of the bees
he will never leave you
my much afraid
he waits patient
in our prayers unprayed

10/NOBODY'CEPT YOU
nothin' 'round here to me that's sacred
'cept you, yeah you
nothin' 'round here to me that matters
'cept you, yeah you
you're the one that reaches me
You're the one that i admire
y every time we meet together
i feel like i'm on fire
nothin' matters to me
and there's nothin' i desire
'cept you, yeah you
nothin' 'round here i care to try for
'cept you, yeah you
got nothin' here to live or die for
'cept you, yeah you
as a kid i'd hear it
yes in church all the time
make me feel so good inside
so peaceful, so sublime
now nothin' does remind me of that
old familiar chime
'cept you, yeah you
used to run in the cemetery
dance and run and sing when i was a child
an' it never seemed strange
but now i just pass mournfully by
that place where the bones of life are piled
i know somethin' has changed
i'm a stranger here and no one sees me
'cept you, yeah you
nothin' anymore seems to please me
'cept you, yeah you
your love hypnotizes me
an' holds me in its spell
ev'rything runs by me
just like water from a well
ev'rybody wants my attention
ev'rybody's got somethin' to sell
'cept you, yeah you
i'm in love with you
i'm in love with you

11/STRAW FOOT
i guess you didn't hear me
when i told you for the first time
well don't you worry
it won't be the last
all i need a floorboard
an' a wooden shoe
step aside an' let my lady through
hey foot, straw foot
low we lay 'em down
hey foot, straw foot
up an' back around
see the high priest
he took my place
when the judge looks to me
he saw his son's face
not gonna join you in
your tower of babble, boy
tired o' that talkin'
i'm sick o' that noise
hey foot, straw foot
Low we lay 'em down
hey foot, straw foot
Coverin' ground
i'm not alone
an' looks can be deceivin'
when we get down to it
you're talkin' when you
should be leavin'
i've been to nebraska
it reminded me of spain
all the questions loaded
all my answers same
hey foot, straw foot
Low we lay 'em down
Hay foot, straw foot
Coverin' ground
let us not mince our words
let's say it true this time
i need your forgiveness
just like you need mine
tell me how it is that
you don't want what he's given
it ain't no sin son
to be forgiven
hey foot, straw foot
low we lay 'em down
hey foot, straw foot
all over town

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