Lyrics of The Ballad of Cal & Cubi

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1. Falling To The Ground (Kletezka)

You thought that you know the secret of an everlasting love
But suddenly there is an ugly creature creeping up above
You loose the ground under your feet
And you world turns upside down
You crash your head against the wall
But you are falling to the ground

You can’t feed the hunger of your heart
The yearning of your soul
You have to realize that it is
Up to you to walk this road alone

You loose the ground under your feet
And you world turns upside down
You crash your head against the wall
But you are falling to the ground

2. The River (Kletezka)

And as the years go by there is always a start
From the middle of nowhere
Where I come from is where my heart
And my soul are captured in a lonesome tune

I’ve always had an open ear
For the words of the hopeless preachers
They’ve told me more about my life
Than anyone including me had done

Like a river there’s an endless stream of words
I feel the sand between my fingers
I got the water in my palms
And the fishes in my stomach

There’s someone in the jukebox
And he’s singing the story of my life
Who is that man
Why did he share my feelings and my pain

3. Water - Hole - Trap (Kletezka)

I was caught in a water-hole-trap
I felt like an unbroken horse
Tied up on a snubbing post.
I was caught in a water-hole-trap
I felt like an unbroken horse
Tied up on a snubbing post.
I miss the wild arroyos
I miss the open range
The howl of the coyotes
The smell of mesquite in the air

I saw you walking through the desert
And I followed you, followed you
The air was flimmering I was nearly dead, nearly dead
The heat was really driving me insane
Driving me insane I saw demons I saw snakes and ghosts
Everywhere, everywhere

I followed you, you showed me where to go
Out of this desert.
You brought me to this water hole
Where I was caught
This is the end of my buscadero life
Anyway, anyway I lost my heart,
my soul and my freedom
In this bloody trap
You want to tame me down
You try to break my will and pride
You want to fence me in
In this bloody round-trap, where I have to die.

4. Gilliana (Wendy Beckerman)

1. All the boys love Gilliana, Gilliana understands
follow her across the country, two by sea and one by land.
2. All the girls love Gilliana, gather close to touch her skin
hang their beads upon her body, Gilliana Magdalene.
3. Gilliana small and mighty, tucks her hair behind her ear
carries on her naked shoulder, two regrets and one small tear.

Gilliana writes a letter, says I hope your heart feels better
let the pages talk, they feel nothing at all.

4. Once she mingled with magicians, Gilliana Halloween
now she answered all your riddles in the telephone machine.
5. Gilliana blue and cloudy, takes a towboat out to sea
ends the day without a lover, two get hooked and one set free.

5. Honky Tonk Man (Red Stovall)

Well I’ve never seen you look quite so sad
And I’ve never felt me feel quite so bad
And I know we both feel that we have been hurt
Well I guess this would just not that strong

So I lost my woman and you lost your man
And who knows who’s right or who’s wrong
But I’ve got my guitar and I’ve got a plan
Throw your arms 'round this Honky Tonk Man

Throw your arms around this Honky Tonk Man
And we get through this night the best way we can
It’s the best of pain killers since hurtin' began
Throw your arms around this Honky Tonk Man

I miss that woman and you miss him too
There’s not a hill for the rock we came through
But stayin' to each other `till the hurtin' is through
But the hurt can only last just so long

You’ll be my woman and I'll be your man
Even if just for a while
But I’ve still got my guitar and I’ve got a plan
Throw your arms 'round this Honky Tonk Man

Throw your arms around this Honky Tonk Man
And we get through this night the best way we can
It’s the best of pain killers since hurtin' began
Throw your arms around this Honky Tonk Man

6. Carrie (Kletezka)

I was driving on the highway to New Orleans
Looking for a bar to play my songs
She was standing at the road in Roanoke
Waiting for someone who picked her up
Carrie was her name, she tried to hitch hike
From New York down to the South to see the gulf of Mexico.

The first night I played at a club in Nashville
I sang every goddamned Trucker song that I knew
But the owner he asked me to play Garth Brooks songs
And the crowd yelled out for a Rodney Crowell tune
20 minutes later I was kicked out of this bar
But Carrie listened to my music until dawn.

The next day we were going on to Memphis
Strolling through the town in the pouring rain
We were listening to a dirty, rocking swamp band
And the drumming of the raindrops on the top of our car.

In the early morning we arrived New Orleans
I found a job at the Lafayette's Cafe
But Carrie she wanted to go to Bayou Vista
Because she wanted to see the Gulf of Mexico

This night I played at the Lafayette - Club
I played every goddamned cajun song that I knew
But the owner he asked me to play my own stuff
And the crowd yelled out for the brandnew Carrie tune
So 3 days after I met her sweet Carrie slipped away
And a singer and a song was all that's left
So 3 days after I met her sweet Carrie slipped away
And a singer and a song was all that's left

7. Clouds (Kletezka)

It's winter time and I got my
No-sun-depression.
I don't want to hear the words,
My heart speaks to me.
I try to run and I try to hide,
I can't ignore the feelings.
The more I try to close my eyes,
My heart begins to cry.

You're not longer safe and warm
Like you used to be.
There are clouds between the love
Of my sweetheart and me.

She tried to hide the truth and really
She didn't want to hurt me.
She said: Please don't worry, babe,
'Cause there are no bad news.
Deep in her heart she knew at last
The time has come to choose,
A dark moon's in the sky tonight
And three hearts turn to blue.

8. What makes me tick (Loretta Lynn)

Gonna have my head examine
Cause my mind is in bad shape
The way that you’ve been acting
I think that you’ve gone ape

The way I let you treat me
It’s enough to make me sick
I’m gonna have my head examine
And find out what makes me tick

If I had the brains of a dummy I'd be smart
Cause their ain't no feeling in a poor dummy’s heart

And when it comes to cheatin'
Honey you know every trick
I’m gonna have my head examine
And find out what makes me tick

I’m gonna have my head examine
Cause I know my mind is broke
The night I saw you kiss him
You said can’t you take a joke

No I won’t be your monkey
You’d better changing quick
I’m gonna have my head examine
And find out what makes me tick

If I had the brains of a dummy I'd be smart
Cause their ain't no feeling in a poor dummy’s heart

And when it comes to cheatin'
Honey you know every trick
I’m gonna have myself examine
And find out what makes me tick

9. Too Far Gone (Neil Young)

When I woke up you were gone
And the sun was on the lawn
Empty pillow with perfume on
I smelled it

Well we met in my favorite bar
Took a ride in my old car
But still don’t know how
We made it home
Too far gone too far gone for you

We had drugs and we had booze
But we still had something to lose
And by dawn I wanted to marry you

With our attitudes by day
And our secret dreams by night
Can we really live our lives
That way am I too far gone
Too far gone too far gone for you

Was I too far gone
Too far gone too far gone for you

10. Marianne (Wiegandt/Kletezka)

She’s walking in the alley
In a lukewarmly springtime day
Her hair is rich and brilliant white
Falling down `till her waist
Her back is crooked
The legs are tired
She can’t leave the house without her crutch
But she’s not in a hurry, not any more

All at once a few steps further
She sees him from behind
He has not even one hair left
Tall and pridefully walking
With a suitcase in his hand
Only for a second he turns his head

Sees her and holds her
In the middle of the sidewalk
Without a word they take their hands
Just smiling
And walk to the cafe across the street
Holding out in silence
Cause they’re not in a hurry, not any more

Pondering over the early days 50 years ago
Now they really know about all the mistakes they made
Marianne opens her eyes still
Holding the hand she smells the
Chestnut tree around the cafe

Realizing the hand belongs to the nurse in the white dress
Sitting next to her bed
Suddenly she knows she never would walk in the alley
And wonders if he would come To her funeral soon.

Now she’s walking in an avenue
In the bright sun
She is walking straight,
Her steps are easily
No need for the crutches
No need for any help
She won’t go away it feels like home
But she’s still not in a hurry, not anymore

11. That’s how I got to Memphis (Tom T. Hall)

1. If you love somebody enough
You’ll follow where ever they go
That’s how I got to Memphis
That’s how I got to Memphis.
If you love somebody enough
You’ll go where your heart wants to go
That’s how I got to Memphis, that’s how I got to Memphis.
I know it you’ll see her
You tell me ‘cause you are a friend
I’ve got to find her and hand up the trouble she’s in
If you tell me that she is not here
I’ll follow the trail over tears
that’s how I got to Memphis, that’s how I got to Memphis.

2. She would get mad and she used to say
That she’d come back to Memphis one day
That’s how I got to Memphis, that’s how I got to Memphis.
I haven’t eaten a bite or slept for the tree days and nights
That’s how I got to Memphis, that’s how I got to Memphis.
I’ve got to find her and tell her that I love her so
I’ll never rest ‘till I’ll find out, why she have to go
Thank you for your precious time
Forgive me, if I start to cry
That’s how I got to Memphis, that’s how I got to Memphis.

12. Sister - The Ballad of Cal & Cubi (Kletezka)

Sister, oh sister the sun’s going down
Our parents just fall asleep
The moonlight is shining on the dream catcher’s net
And I want to sing you a song
A song about hope and a song about live
A song about distress and pain
A song about happiness and having fun
But I won’t sing a song about love

Brother, my brother I listen to you
I read every word from your lips
I know it can’t go on like this anymore
A brother and sister in love
Brother, oh brother tomorrow 's the day
I have to leave in the morn
My fiancÚ is waiting to marry me soon
And the baby soon will be born

Sister, oh sister this is the last night
I'll sing you a song until dawn
I'll give you the promise that you will be
The only love in my heart
Brother, oh brother the sun’s coming up
The morning dew touches the grass
There’s no happy end in the sad story of
A brother and sister in love

13. Turn Around (Elliott / Durand)

Barefoot girl has got a pretty jewel
Tellin' everyone about the way it shines
Barefoot boy he's a grinnin' like a fool
Doesn't really want to get her off his mind

Turn around, the summer's almost over
Turn around, the summer's almost gone

Barefoot girl is buyin' winter clothes
Packin' everything she owns and ride away
Barefoot boy don't care to see her go
Would give anything if she would only stay

Turn around, the summer's almost over
Turn around, the summer's almost gone

Late night wind it's blowin' awfully hard

Racin' all the trains down along the tracks
Barefoot boy he's standin' in the yard

Afraid to go and say the barefoot girl come back

Now turn around the days are not so lonely
Turn around before the summer's gone
Turn around before the night is over
Turn around no need to be alone

14. Gonna Have Love (Owens/Simpson)

My baby called me yesterday said she’s coming back to stay
Without my baby, I nearly lost my mind
And I’m gonna have love one more time

I’m gonna have love, one more time
All of my blues, I’m gonna leave behind
Baby’s coming back and everything is fine
I’m gonna have love, love, love one more time

Well I’ve been hurtin', since she’s been gone
But I’m through hurtin' from now on
Gonna hold to my baby, like a clinging vine
And I’m gonna have love, one more time

I’m gonna have love, one more time
All of my blues, I’m gonna leave behind
Baby’s coming back and everything is fine
And I’m gonna have love, love, love one more time

15. A Prison He Called Home (Kletezka)

She was hidden in a prison he called home
In a small town where she hated to live
He got his work and she got his children
She knew that she felt in love six years ago
That it was her own decision to let all the good things
Fade away, and she learned her lesson

She reminds the green hills Mount Flack
The small roads of the city she wants to go back
Only to leave this awful place

The daily schedule seemed to be a living hell
Between the church club and the nursery school
There was no place for her to be herself
Watching TV was the only way to be
In one room with this man, he’s not able to talk
Sometimes he beats her, sometimes he don’t pay attention to her

One weekend she send their children to his Ma
To be alone with him, it was enough
She knew that the time has come to be free again
So in the evening after dinner when he called her for a beer
She put that poison in it he felt asleep and never woke up
And she found herself driving through the night

16. The Dike (Kletezka)

They met in a small restaurant by the sea
Where the wind is blowing hard and the segulls cries
She saw by the way he ordered a drink
That he needed a friend to let this evening end

They walked on water and she wrote their names
On a stone by the spindrift at the end of the dike
Maybe the tide will wash away the letters
But they walked on water, 'till the end of the night

He told her the story of all the women who left
And she was just listening and she understood
He knew from the way she looked in his eyes
That she needed a friend to let this evening end

They left each other in the early sunrise
He promised to write but she said goodbye
They knew at this moment how they bid farewell
That they never will meet each other again

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