Some Kind Of Dancing

by Nate Smith

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released September 28, 2018

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Track Name: The River Is Rising
Well the river is rising
It won't stop rising.
It's been pushing through the cracks at my front door.

Won't you take my family?
Take them up high now
Cause there ain’t enough boats for everyone to get on.

Keep my daughter, Keep my son now
Keep them safe and close and far from this kind of storm.
Teach them love now, Teach them patience
Cause there ain’t enough boats for everyone to get on.

Oh. Oh.

And I will look for them, from the stars now
And I will sing their names each morning with the sun.
Have them remember me.
Have them remember me.
There just ain't enough boats for everyone to get on.

Oh. Oh.
Track Name: A Girl Named America
I know a girl named America
She comes from far away.
Everybody loves America
And all the good things that she can say.

Where you gonna go America?
Do you need a place to stay?
I wish we'd got to know each other better then…
But it doesn't always go that way.

Oh America
You don't really have to go away.
Oh America
Do you need a place to stay?

I saw some people downtown yesterday
Holding hands on that rainy day,
They said they were looking for America
See if they could give her a place to stay.
Maybe then they'd start some kind of dancing
As they found her a place to stay.

Oh America
You don't really have to go away.
Oh America
We can find you a place to stay
Oh America
We can find you a place to stay.
Track Name: None Of These Things
The smart man comes, and the smart man goes
Everybody wants what the smart man knows. Oh
The money man buys, and the money man sells
He'll keep on going 'till he goes to hell. Oh

I know a girl who don't care about none of these things -
She pounds on Coke lids, turns them into diamond rings -

The weather man says it's gonna rain
The TV man says the world is full of pain. Oh
The white man comes, and the white man goes
He takes what he takes and he never lets go. Oh

I know a girl who don't care about none of these things -
She talks to the birds and she learns about what they sing -
All of her memories are turning into dreams -

I know a girl who don't care about none of these things -
She pounds on Coke lids, turns them into diamond rings -
She'll tell you that everything is exactly what it seems -
All of her memories they're turning into dreams -
Track Name: The Day Neil Young Died
I can see it - I see it coming again.
Everybody's talking - their voices just blowing in the wind.
Bring out the old car - time for a drive again.

Old Man on the farm now - crops like there's never been.
The weeds are talking - they're only talking to him.
They tell him when the plant goes
Seeds will be blowing in the wind.

I know you'll go - I know you'll go one day.
I will remember - I will remember what you say.

I see people talking - but I can't hear what they say.
Some of us burn out - others just fade away.
I've never been lonely - like I am today.
I can't remember - how things got this way.

I know you'll go - I know you'll go one day.
You brought hope where there was none -
I will remember what you say.
Track Name: Hold
Somebody said that love'll have to take its time
I guess we better hold on it might be a long long ride
"Hold on the the way you want it to be."
And when you hold on, don't forget to
Hold on to me.

Hold - Hold - Hold - Hold

The phone rings I can't help - I hope it's you.
No, it's a salesman he wants to sell me something new -
I'll keep waiting and waiting and holding tight -
Go out later and sing another Love Song tonight -

Hold - Hold - Hold - Hold

The lights are on - I can't see - I just hold this guitar
I don't know if you’re here - or near - or far -
You once told me that you'd always be somewhere around -
It's time to play now -
I hope somewhere you'll hear the sound.

Hold - Hold - Hold - Hold
Hold - Hold - Hold - Hold
Track Name: Blow Wind, Blow
Blow wind, blow
blow the troubles of the day
blow them up, blow them down
and then blow them away.

Keep all the bees and the birds in the air
whisper to my love
when you blow through her hair.

And when you blow through the canyons
and when you blow through the trees
blow her a kiss
and please send it from me.

And when you blow through the canyons
and when you blow through the trees
blow her a kiss
and please send it from me.
Track Name: The Flood
Well the river is rising
It won't stop rising.
It's been pushing through the cracks at my front door.

Won't you take my family?
Take them up high now
Cause there ain’t enough boats for everyone to get on.

Keep my daughter, Keep my son now
Keep them safe and close and far from this kind of storm.
Teach them love now, Teach them patience
Cause there ain’t enough boats for everyone to get on.

Oh. Oh.

And I will look for them, from the stars now
And I will sing their names each morning with the sun.
Have them remember me.
Have them remember me.
There just ain't enough boats for everyone to get on.

Oh. Oh.
Track Name: Oh Father
O Father I forgive you for all your sins
Clock clock, tick tick
I'm thinking about what's never been.
I look at your picture and I've got to say
The future is coming and I'm in the way.
O Father I forgive you for all your sins

O Father I forgive you for all your sins
Nick knack paddy wack I wish I could have let you in
But everything ends when the hand comes down
All the way down I can still smell the ground
O Father I forgive you for all your sins

You died alone
You died alone

Hiding in bed, hiding with loners
Winter sleds, and the too hot summers
Football candy and that old record machine.
Pound and pound, and pound em down
All the way down, down into the ground
And when we floated like butterflies,
You stung like a bee.
O Father I forgive you for all your sins
Nick knack paddy wack I wish I could have let you in
Track Name: The Sliver Moon
I remember something that I used to see in dreams
A Sliver Moon that looked at me - and sung - or so it seemed
A Sliver Moon that's barely there - it's resting on the trees -
A Sliver Moon that looks at me - and sings or so it seems.

Further down the road I go - I stop how can this be?
The Sliver Moon just watches me -
It's you that I hear sing - It's you that I hear sing -

La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la

I'm quiet as I step into a darkened grove of trees -
You're dancing in the night alone -
You're singing - can this be?
You're singing - can this be?

The Sliver Moon and I just watch -
And listen to you sing -
The Sliver Moon and I just watch -
And listen to you sing -
We listen to you sing.

La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
Track Name: Goodnight Irene
Irene goodnight, Irene goodnight
Goodnight Irene, Goodnight Irene
I'll see you in my dreams.

Sometimes I live in the country
Sometimes I live in town.
Sometimes I have a great notion
to jump in the river and drown

Stop ramblin and stop gamblin
Quit stayin out late at night
Come home to your man and your family
Sit down by the fireside bright.

Irene goodnight, Irene goodnight
Goodnight Irene, Goodnight Irene
I'll see you in my dreams.

Irene goodnight, Irene goodnight
Goodnight Irene, Goodnight Irene
I'll see you in my dreams.
Track Name: Tomorrow
Ain't it gonna be a great day tomorrow?
The birds and the bees are gonna come out to play.
It's all gonna be fine tomorrow - At least that's what they say.
And I'm gonna love you forever
Forever and one hundred days
And if you heart is ever broken
I'll be the one to make it okay.

It could be that something comes tomorrow
Something that gets in the way -
Maybe then we'll start some kind of dancing
Maybe that's all it will take.
The sun's gonna come up tomorrow
At least that's what they say
And I'm gonna love you tomorrow
And forever - and one hundred days

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