HOUSE ON A HILL

 

If I had a house on a hill

I’d paint it blue and I’d keep it well

Pay no rent, pay no phone bill

I always say it, but I never will

I keep on saying that I never will

 

I have won and I have lost

I have been on the chopping block

I have had my signals crossed

I only love the things I’ve lost

I’ll never get back what I’ve lost

 

Tell me to go

To get out of your sight

I never thought I could be so uninspired

 

I can name the deadly sins

I can make the most of this

I can’t say why I hated him

I wouldn’t know where to begin

I never know where to begin

 

The city’s not what I had thought

There’s chewing gum on the sidewalks

Horizons look like jagged rocks

And I don’t know whose side I’m on

I never know whose side I’m on

 

I found a hill with a house on top

No zip code and no mail box

And I don’t need to keep it locked

Don’t need to pick whose side I’m on

Don’t need to pick whose side I’m on

Got a house that's right on top

I don’t need to pick whose side I’m on

WOLVES CAN WAIT

 

Keep your head and your wits about

Circled wagons keep the enemies out

Where do we go from here?

 

I stomped the earth and I left my guide

Sucked the poison from a rattler’s bite

And dreamed of a wild frontier

 

I'm in the same place that I was this time last year

 

Where you going?

Can’t you stay?

After all, the wolves can wait

That’s where you run to

Where you pray

That this feeling won’t go away

 

The night won’t show you just one shade of black

A possum riding on his mother’s back

The dreams we build in bed

 

A town in flurries always make a fuss

People asking where the hell I was

Like a dog waits to be fed

 

When you know you’re right

You just move ahead

 

 

 

IF I GO DOWN

 

Who is it coming?

This adds up to nothing

Who is that thumping in my head?

 

Noise from the kitchen

Run to the cupboard

All I discovered, leaning in

 

This is no place to be without a friend

The walls are closing in

If I go down sinking

Would you pull me out?

Would you reel me in?

I’m just wondering if you can

 

Who is it humming?

Hold onto something

Who I’m becoming who I am

This is no place to be without a friend

If it happens again

 

Reach out and touch it

Make some adjustments

I got busted, busting in

This is no place to be without a friend

I just don’t see an end

 

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