open book

by tom woodman

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released March 8, 2008

tom woodman - vox/all guitars/dobros/bass/wine glass/ percussion/harps/bed springs/loops/general noise

all songs written & performed by thomas arthur woodman

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Track Name: route i took
we're hiking deep water.
we're all covered up.
screaming hearts out.
face down in the rough.
plant the right hooks & wait for them to blossom.
preparing the way the fall we'll try to soften.

it's just the route i took.
why don't you take a look.
read the open book.
your heart is being shook.

i pull back the whispers.
but the windows a fall.
we climb out the pit.
but at sunrise we fall.
we brave the weather.
to find a circuit breaker.
the light we trip on's a foundation shaker.

it's just the route i took.
why don't you take a look.
read the open book.
your heart is being shook.

the rain it washed away our selfharm.
awoke the wounded sailor.
who set of the alarm?
it'll martyre the first or last.
but when it's sunday morning.
head down begin the task.

it's just the route i took.
why don't you take a look.
read the open book.
your heart is being shook.

you'll drink it all up.
and eat away your crazies.
i'll sit and write reams of unused pages.
spend your life sighing.
questioning if he's dead.
say's too much yet leaves it all unsaid.

it's just the route i took.
why don't you take a look.
read the open book.
your heart is being shook.
i'll drive around for hours.
bleed through my pen.
let the rats run upstairs.
round and back again.
three blind days a recipe to read.
the stove is burning yet the carving knife's freed.

it's just the route i took.
why don't you take a look.
read the open book.
your heart is being shook.
slowly weave this tapestry of time.
peace by piece a picture foms in our mind.
by the time we awake we can't get back.
the birds have eaten all our breadcrumb tracks.

it's just the route i took.
why don't you take a look.
read the open book.
your heart is being shook.
it's just the route i took.
it's just the route i took.
Track Name: easy rider
its a nasty trick or treat but i gotta play this cat race
free to lose but i gotta find the right place
now i'm back on the scene i kick the sounds to your taste
tested & deactivated but i need a taste to get back on form
for a while i was so forlorn
so give me a smile baby make me laugh lady
i thank god that your my baby but it's crazy but lately
everything around me just a changing and fading it's all rearranging
i was trapped in a beam of light when i gave up the fight
walking on a tightrope and the tightropes too tight
it's time to take flight out of this plight
it ain't right i think i've finally found sight

heard a noise in the darkness i walked right towards it
would you believe it all most fell right over it
i bang my head but when my head came too
bouncing over mountains like a kangaroo
and i jump ship quick out of this shit
and i came on running back to you

hey baby i know i'm going crazy lately
pretty soon i'll be an easy rider
i know hey baby i know i'm going crazy lately
pretty soon i'll be an easy rider

it's a modern day consolation prize?
well no it's a couple thousand years of pride
c'mon my brother no more lies
stop being so irrespective with your eyes
why do they shame us it don't seem senseless
damn right we were on the defensive
but fuck it man were only humanly tempted
think about it hard it makes us exempted
it's a fabricated steal or we make the nightmare real
keep on walking further gotta make make the real deal

heard a noise in the darkness i walked right towards it
would you believe it all most fell right over it
i bang my head but when my head came too
bouncing over mountains like a kangaroo
and i jump ship quick out of this shit
and i came on running back to you

hey baby i know i'm going crazy lately
pretty soon i'll be an easy rider
i know hey baby i know i'm going crazy lately
pretty soon i'll be an easy rider
Track Name: stand up strong
busted me put me in a penitentiary
a self made cemetery

but i will rise up from this grave
and prove you wrong
and prove you wrong
and prove you wrong

don't hold me down i have to break free
if only to breathe

and i will rise up from this water
and prove you wrong
and prove you wrong
and prove you wrong

i did wrong i know
but so did you
i guess sometimes we just have to start a new

but we can rise up from our graves
and prove you wrong
and prove you wrong
and prove you wrong

quick to judge
but never asked to see
just what it means to be free

i'll thank God for this day
and stand up strong
and stand up strong
and stand up strong
Track Name: open book
just 'cus i have this name
you'll place the blame on me
one day you'll see your shame
the light that shines you'll see
my mother told me so
that this is how it'll be
carry the weight for you
but you won't thank me
an open book so blue
but i can start a new
i'll look straight ahead
hold my head up high
hold my head up high

la la la la la la.....

you won't get far
without a little sacrifice
i know it sounds so hard
you might not understand
but let me tell you
it might be worth your while
gotta walk that bit further
over the style
over the style

la la la la la la.....

i see the waters edge
climb in the boat so free
sail across the sea
what will be will be
no i don't need no thanks
don't need no thanks from you
but just know
that i'll always think of you
always think of you

la la la la la la.....
Track Name: important
cinderella fit this slipper
this world dictates i have to work
hold on and ride the big dipper
even my best is not good enough

i love you
you know i do
why wont you call
we're losing sight of what's important
it's you i know that is important

without a job
i'm less than desirable
i know just how it works
sit the choir round the table
i said i know just how it works

i love you
you know i do
why wont you call
we're losing sight of what's important
it's you i know that is important

while the lead singer
put his head down to plough
you all waited down below the clouds
blocked. are you goin to help me?
or did i mess it up

i love you
you know i do
why wont you call
we're losing sight of what's important
it's you i know that is important
Track Name: factory
their heads are on fire
and their running steaming low
crowded in from the cornered train
with their tempers bound in tow
and all the while it's set in stone 
maybe they just don't want it to be true

oh oh oh oh
oh oh oh oh

well you can't always get what you want
don't always like what we see
yeah jaded george has had his fill
of working in a factory
'cause he can't always get what he wants
and he don't like much of what he see's

oh oh oh oh
oh oh oh oh

now their minds are in motion
with their running dreaming glow
drifting in from the ocean tamed
with their faces hanging low
and all the while it's set in stone
for them too see
maybe they just don't want it to be

oh oh oh oh
oh oh oh oh

'cause you can't always get what you want
don't always like what we see
jane is fed up of living in your penitentiary
'cause she can't always get what she wants
and she don't much like what she sees
yeah jane's fed up of living in your penitentiary

oh oh oh oh
oh oh oh oh