Male vocals

  • 05:44 Story Lyrics
    Code of the West - Power anthem for our times

    CODE OF THE WEST

    J. NORMAN - K. PETERSON

    Copyright Say When Music (ASCAP)    

                                                    

    I’ve been thinkin’ about our situation

    Where we’re goin’ to, and we come from

    Wonderin’ how the world got to be so broken

    And the cause babe, for comin’ all undone 

    We’ve got children shootin’ children

    Off to school now boy, don’t forget your gun

    Mama Mama won’t know, she’s out workin’

    'Cause Daddy’s gone and won’t be comin’ home

                                         

     Oh no, children what’s that sound

    Ashes ashes, we all fall down baby

    Take what you need, forget the rest

    'Cause there ain’t no Code of the West                                                  

      

    Help us Johnny, come and help us pilgrims

    Find the distance between the right and the wrong

    We gave the justice, oh we gave it to the lawyers

    It paid for their Mercedes babe, they drove it in the ground

    Baby baby, better call your politician,

    Better let him know what’s been goin’ down,

    Aw but baby, you better call long distance

    'Cause he won’t hang in this part of town

                                               

    Oh no, children what’s that sound

    Ashes ashes, we all fall down baby

    Take what you need, you can leave the rest

    'Cause there ain’t no Code of the West      

                                            

    Baby it’s our home fire, that’s gonna burn us down

    Aw you better circle the wagons

    Cover your brother, better do it now    

                                                 

    'Cause I know there’s this thing called love,

    But it’s runnin’ out, just ain’t enough baby

    Take what you need, we’re the new unblessed

    'Cause baby baby, there ain’t no Code of the West

     

  • 04:58 Story Lyrics
    The Ballad of Little Queenie - Outlaws-ish Skynyrd-ish

    THE BALLAD OF LITTLE QUEENIE

    J. Norman - K. Peterson

    Copyright Say When Music ASCAP                                                        

    Available for purchase at:

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    Mid-summer I was seventeen, not much farm to save

    I heard my old man call with his one foot in the grave

    Six words and a .45 all's he left me when he died

    Little Queenie, he said, keep this boy alive  

                                         

    I practiced hard in the summer heat 'til my aim was fast and true

    Queenie had no fear of God and I had nothin' left to lose

    In a bank south of Aberdeen they tried to take me from behind

    Now they don't care if they take me dead or alive                                

    These times it just seems like more and more

    There ain't no turnin' to the way it was before

    Me and Queenie, that's the way it's gotta stay

    'Til we make our final play    

                                                                  

    There's a man come from San Antone with a price upon my head

    There's a woman I might never see again

    I'll keep my camp in the canyon land I'll keep the skyline overhead

    Me and Queenie we stay better than the rest  

                                      

    But these times it just seems like more and more

    There ain't no turnin' to the way it was before

    Me and Queenie, that's the way it's gonna stay

    'Til we make that final play      

                                                              

    So let 'em come, let the whole damn bunch

    Try and take me away

    But prison or dyin', or that God damn farm

    It's all the same to me                                                                         

    Half a dozen men wait in the heat

    Between Mexico and me

    One way or another Queenie's gonna

    Set me free...

  • 05:30 Story Lyrics
    Song For Pete - Desperado-ish

    SONG FOR PETE

    J. Norman

    Copyright Say When Music (ASCAP)

      

    Well you never learned to take things in stride

    You lived your life with your fist against the sky

    Always reachin’ a little too far

    Always wishin’ on that same wrong star

    In the eye of the storm, never findin’ shelter

    You smoked and you drank, but nothin’ really helped

    Now the autumn’s comin’, your days are gettin’ shorter

    And your restless heart still gets so bored...

     

    You’re still glory bound

    And the world’s tried hard kickin’ you around

    Now there’s nothin’ but the fightin’ that makes you feel alive

    When the wind knocked your cradle down

    The bough broke hard and you hit the ground runnin’

    And these days you get so tired

    But they never could put out your fire

     

    She understands, she makes it better

    She heals your wounds the times that you let her

    But there’s one door you don’t let her in

    It’s where you keep that mustang, still unbroken

    Sometimes you wonder if you're just an old fool

    There’s always one thing, there’s always something left to prove

    Just out of reach, around the next bend

    But the fire still burns, and you’ll never surrender

     

    You’re still glory bound

    And the world’s tried hard kickin’ you around

    Now there’s nothin’ but the fightin’ that makes you feel alive

    When the wind knocked your cradle down

    The bough broke hard and you hit the ground runnin’

    And these days you get so tired

    But they never could put out your fire

     

    Still you keep on runnin’

    You keep on runnin’

    Tryin’ to gain enough speed to set you free

     

    You’re still glory bound

    And the world’s tried hard kickin’ you around

    Now there’s nothin’ but the fightin’ that makes you feel alive

    When the wind knocked your cradle down

    The bough broke hard and you hit the ground runnin’

    And these days you get so tired

    But they never could put out your fire…

    no you never could put out your fire

  • 03:30 Story Lyrics
    Sneakin' Out - Uptempo Wonder Years
     

    SNEAKIN’ OUT

    Music by J. Norman Lyrics by J. Norman - K. Peterson 

    Copyright Say When Music (ASCAP)

    Available for purchase at:

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    Don’t you tell nobody else

    Don’t you tell nobody, we’re sneakin’ out when night starts fallin’

    Gonna meet in the damp woods when the moon is high

    We got some Boone’s Farm and cigarettes

    Anyone starts talkin’ we’re sure to get busted

      

    When the night reveals our breath

    We’re sneakin’ out of these backyard tents

    When the clouds dim the pale moonlight

    We’re sneakin’ out tonight

     

    Don’t you tell nobody at all

    Don’t you tell nobody, word gets out and there won’t be enough

    I heard from Heidi, Nancy’s gonna be there too

    She’s bringin’ her friend, Charlene

    You know what that means, if her reputation’s true

     

    When the night reveals our breath

    We’re sneakin’ out of these backyard tents

    When the clouds dim the pale moonlight

    We’re sneakin’ out tonight

     

    Don’t you tell nobody

    Don’t you tell nobody

    Don’t you tell nobody

    We’re sneakin’ out tonight

     

    When the night reveals our breath

    We’re sneakin’ out of these backyard tents

    When the clouds dim the pale moonlight

    We’re sneakin’ out

    We’re sneakin’ out

    We’re sneakin’ out tonight

     

  • 02:42 Story Lyrics
    Gypsy Song - Acoustic Americana road song

    GYPSY SONG

    J. Norman - K. Peterson 

    Copyright Say When Music ASCAP

    Livin' on the open road ain't the life I chose

    I never meant to be out here in this life alone

    Movin' up and down this highway's

    The only life I've ever known

    Never havin' anywhere I can call my home

    I keep thinkin' to myself I was born

    In a Gypsy song

    "Cause something keeps me out here like a thief in the night

    Gypsy song, stuck in a Gypsy song

    I've been singin' it all my life

    I headed out of Wichita on the 60 East

    Woke to a morning son in a Smoky Mountain breeze

    Headed down to Florida for a winter month's retreat

    I'll never let no Northern Wind get the best of me

  • 04:08 Lyrics
    Tonight She Lied - Father/daughter wedding song

    Tonight She Lied

    J. Norman

    Copyright Say When Music ASCAP

     

    Maybe not this night tonight underneath this summer sky

    Maybe not this place in time, but you knew that it was comin'

    Tonight she looks so right, she's not your little girl

    All the years that you watched her grow

    You've never seen her look like this before

    In this summer moon, tonight she lied

    She said that she'd be yours forever, til the end of time

    But tonight, he's gonna take her home, 'cause she's a bride

    Oh Daddy... tonight she lied

    Funny how the years they fly, but you never even noticed

    Minutes burn away the years til you find yourself

    Tryin' to slow it down

    You want to take a hold you want to go back somewhere in time

    Tuck her in, say "goodnight" and shelter her

    Shelter her tonight

    In this summer moon, tonight she lied

    She said that she'd be yours forever

    Cross her heart and hope to die

    But tonight she takes another hand, 'cause she's a bride

    Oh Daddy... tonight she lied

    But tonight, in this summer moon

    He takes her home

    Oh Daddy, tonight she's gone

  • 04:33 Lyrics
    Never Meant a Thing - Tucker-ish Skynyrd-ish

    NEVER MEANT A THING

    J. Norman - K. Peterson

    Copyright Say When Music ASCAP

     

    Drivin' through this mornin' rain, lookin' for some peace of mind

    I could've been home yesterday, I just needed a little more time

     

    She came on like a rolling thunder

    She came on like a woman in pain

    She came on like a ship going under

    And she left me like I never meant a thing

     

    Every time I think I know what lies in a woman's soul

    I wind up livin' with a ghost that won't ever let me go

     

    She came on like a rolling thunder

    She came on like a woman in pain

    She came on like a ship going under

    And she left me like I never meant a thing

     

    So I drive and I drive

    Thinkin' one more mile

    Is gonna be the one to tell me why

    You mend an angel's broken wings

    And she just flies away

     

    She came on like a rolling thunder

    She came on like a woman in pain

    She came on like a ship going under

    But she left me like I never meant a thing

     

     

  • 02:57 Lyrics
    The Fire - Barry White-ish

    THE FIRE

    J. Norman

    Copyright Say When Music ASCAP

     

    My love, I've been waiting for this moment so long

    To be loving you, touching you

    The waiting is through, as we slip into the fire

     

    Your heart is the only sound

    It's echoin' against my skin, surrendering baby

    To this fire tonight

     

    You're more magic baby, than this man ever fantasized

    It's like all the stars fell down from the sky, into your eyes

    And I'm gonna love you like a man that's been too long denied

    And I will hold you until the flames burn to embers

    I will hold you for all time

     

    The waiting is through baby

    Take me to the fire...

     

  • 03:58 Lyrics
    Faith to Stall - Sparse, trying to find faith

    FAITH TO STALL

    J Norman

    Copyright Say When Music ASCAP

    Feels like rain’s about to fall

    Feels like trouble’s about to call

    Like there's something outside these walls

    That's just waiting for faith to stall, faith to stall

     

    I was never much for prayin’

    But I do believe it’s time

    To bow my head, close my eyes,

    And fold these hands of mine

     

    Feels like rain’s about to fall

    Feels like trouble’s about to call

    Like there's something outside these walls

    That’s just waitin’ for faith to stall, faith to stall

     

    I was raised to see the goodness

    And find the brighter side

    But these days, these eyes, have grown so tired

     

    Feels like rain’s about to fall

    Feels like trouble’s about to call

    Like there's something outside these walls

    That’s just waitin’ for faith to stall, faith to stall

     

    I don’t know the right words

    As I kneel down on the floor

    I’m just prayin’ dear God... I’m not alone

     

    Feels like rain’s about to fall

    Feels like trouble’s about to call

    Like there’s somethin’ outside these walls

    That’s just waitin’ for faith to stall, faith to stall

     

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