Eric George

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1.
Overgrown 04:06
Somebody said it before Someone’s always keeping score They tell it and sing it and show Our desires are the seeds of the weeds In our gardens overgrown If the fields turn to dust and the creek ain’t fit to drink Would you rather have a boat that sails or sinks I think today I’ll let the train rattle on And if you think that the clouds are nailed to the blue And it’s you whose turning, only you Is the wind nothing more than your point of view Well some kind of comfort’s in your sitting room gin Some kind of love don’t care where you’ve been And some kind of freedom is endless and within Somebody said it before Someone’s always keeping score They tell it and sing it and show Our desires are the seeds of the weeds In our gardens overgrown The highway is crowded and a hard road to travel That old Jack of Diamonds is a hard card to play But there’s an old road to ride and that’s the way I met a sister on that old road she was asking for a ride Said I’m on my way to the sea I’m breaking down the Great Divide Breaking on through to the other side Well if you ain’t surviving then you must be living Goodbye desire cigarettes whiskey women So fare thee well Cause it’s the same story told Over and over it’s older than I know that somebody Somebody said it before Someone’s always keeping score They tell it and sing it and show Our desires are the seeds of the weeds In our gardens overgrown
2.
Ain’t nothing the wind can't do Send a song across the ocean to you But dreams will always fall into the soft palms Of open hands Wait until you hear the wind Blow strong to understand The ship’ll set sail and I’ll Find you in another land There’s a feeling that sometimes sleeps It’s like a seed in the garden you keep And it’ll grow if you let it unfold Or you could dig it up and dig it out Feels just like You've got to say goodbye All the time In the morning the sun shines on the waves Like gold hills on a great blue mountain range Ain’t seen land in twenty one years Listening to the wind blow Listen good cause she whispers softly Heed her words wisely Hands to the sky Wait until you hear the wind blow high To ease your mind The ship is sailing and it’s Only a matter of time
3.
Well she ain’t the first pretty girl I met Who I fell for right away But I can feel it in my bones and I’m willing to bet That’s this one’s here to stay She gets along plenty good without any other She gonna right right home and say good things ‘Bout me to her mother She said I met a man who can sing Gonna bring me anything I need She said I met a man and it’s clear to see That this one’s only got eyes for me, she said Honey what you bring back for me I said I wrote you a poem and I bought you a diamond ring December Flowers bloom When she walks into that Room of gold candlelight our favorite record spinning And when it gets to the end of the line It’s back to the beginning Cause neither Billy the Kid nor Jesse James Knew what they was missing They’d put down their guns find Jesus Christ If they knew the girl I’m kissing Cause she laughs at most anything And the waves come crashing on me I get outta my head and into my heart And nothing in the world can harm me So I’ll sing this song til the break of dawn Instead of my foolish drinking While she smiles a mile wide and says Here’s what I’m thinking I’ve got a man who knows a suit of clothes Don’t make the man, uh huh She said I’ve got a man and I do believe That this one really does love me she said Honey, won’t you come back real soon Waitin for me at three oclock in the afternoon December flowers bloom When she walks into that Room all my blues go, my baby got me grinnin’ And when December winds do blow The snow it starts to spinnin But at the top of the hill the air is still And the sun rains down its starlight And the dance beneath the tall pines trees Makes everything feel alright Well I picked a flower for you afternoon in December Remember when we were cold, I said Something right and it all worked out Well I guess that’s what it’s really all about December flowers and you
4.
Fades Away 03:09
There ain’t no feeling in this world worth keeping So fire that arrow into the sun The ribbons and the bows are torn apart by endless crows Who pray on everything and everyone Red is the colour of my blood endlessly flowing Through my mind playing make believe I feel it growing cold as I walk this dusty road With diamond skies shining above me But like a fading ring of fire Like a raincloud in the desert blown away It fades away There ain’t no promise of paradise worth fighting for No matter how grand the golden prize Ain’t no clouds to walk on ain’t no tongue good enough to talk For words are just the movements of lies This song is for a friend who passed me by the other day I said it feels like it’s been a thousand years since I seen you last Tell me does it feel the same? You said there ain’t no feeling in this world worth keeping So I kept you in my pocket not my hand The ones who come and go leave memories in your soul And now I believe I can understand That like a fading ring of fire The line a shooting star leaves in its wake It fades away It fades away
5.
No one wants to be the one To break it to you that you’re not much fun No one wants to be alone When nobody’s coming home Over there by the tree There’s a couple of spades will you dig with me I said who's to say what we’re digging for Now you can’t dig it anymore And I heard you shout Because of an itty bitty mouse And sometimes you step on ants for fun Every time you come around The whole world is shaking your ground I don’t know, I haven’t seen I thought you’d rather read a book than watch a TV screen You say you hate wasting time Your habits and your heart don’t rhyme I cain’t predict the apocalypse So there’s no need to lose it getting scared to bits What’s to do is put on a smile And try to make your time worth while But you fall apart When your daddy won’t buy a jaguar When that’s the last thing anybody needs Every time you come around The whole world is shaking your ground And every time the ground shakes Life to you is a heartache Don’t pray against the rain Cause your fountains will soon be drained No one wants to be the one To break it to you that you’re not much fun No one wants to be alone When nobody’s coming home And I heard you shout Because of an itty bitty mouse And sometimes you step on ants for fun Every time you come around The whole world is shaking your ground
6.
I wanted to write you something beautiful And I wanted to write you in to my life But for all I try I break down but I can’t cry I don’t know, suppose I’ll fly And I wanted to give it all away And I wanted for you to hear me say Come find me at the end of the day In weary walk I wrestled with the rain Wondering why the blues run the game And then the sun broke and I took one sweet toke And closed my eyes to the tree top skies And I wanted to give that moment to you And I wanted for you to see me through So I’m asking what you’re trying to do For six long years I’ve dreamed by the banks of that stream Shadows grow, woodsmoke rises through the grove To a place where I’ve seldom been So I’ll follow the sun, write you a song And what I wanted to say I sing today Maybe in a dream I’ll find my way
7.
Driftin' 03:56
I can’t tell what you see in me I only wonder cause I’m in too deep As I lay my head for to take my sleep Ramblin on my mind and I’m in too deep Oh no, say it ain’t so but it is I will I won’t I do but I don’t Til you say hey man what gives And I say that I’m In too deep I can hardly sleep There ain’t no chance of going back for me So I’ll see where my two wild feet go Lord knows I tend to drift from the shore I don’t care if it’s night or day I know I’m gonna feel the same old way Feel my words cause they’re made for you In too deep now I’m always blue My oh my I try and I try don’t you know I stand on the shore forever and for more Til the tide lifts me up and brings me to your door And all because I’m In too deep I can hardly sleep There ain’t no chance of going back for me So I’ll see where my two wild feet go Lord knows I tend to drift from the shore What defeats my frown when the sun goes down Ain’t nobody’s business but my own If you let me cut the rope Then I’ll just keep driftin from the shore I’ll just keep driftin’ from the shore I’ll just keep driftin’ from the shore Old soul I’ve seen you before Tell me what’s my name A dream a drug a gift from up above Said look out son you’re driftin’ Like a moth before a flame I’m Driftin
8.
New Fur Coat 02:07
She’s got a brand new fur coat What do you think about that She walks beside a handsome man In a brand new Stetson hat Her eyes above all the rest She sees what she wants to see Looks on straight dead ahead as She walks by me She’s got a pocket full of money That’s just for fun She don’t hear the drop of a dime And all the boys except for me say “I’m gonna make her mine” Cause she may look mighty good And no one knows how old Well it might be crass but if you ask I say she’s doggone cole And that’s why she’s got a brand new fur coat What do you think about that She walks beside a handsome man In a brand new Stetson hat She’s got a brand new fur coat Spanish boots of leather and gold She dug her soul a deep moat Afraid it might be sold Now if you fall in love with her My advice is don’t Cause she’ll use you up and trade you in For a brand new fur coat She’s got a brand new fur coat What do you think about that She walks beside a handsome man In a brand new Stetson hat
9.
Tell the queen not to weep not to moan Tell her not to cry Tell the stable boy to set the horses free Cause tomorrow I’m gonna die Tell the crowds they can gather if they wanna Don’t cover up their children’s eyes Yesterday came and went Not tomorrow I’m gonna die High noon, my angel’s gonna croon And the Devil’s gonna look me in the eye Tell me friends not to bother bringing thousand dollar bills Cause tomorrow I’m gonna die Tell the dreamers sleeping down at the bar Although I doubt they’re wondering why I didn’t show, just let them know That tomorrow I’m gonna die I’m a child of the earth But my momma gave birth To a miracle that’s running out of time Messed up, went and run amok And now tomorrow I’m gonna die High noon, my angel’s gonna croon And the Devil’s gonna look me in the eye Tell me friends not to bother bringing thousand dollar bills Cause tomorrow I’m gonna die My crime my crime, They say deserves more than doing time Cause the air I breathe was killing me From all the time I didn’t spend speaking what I believe Until the feeling caught fire through this town I went shouting out my black lungs “follow me down” And my only regret, I’ll never get to see the kings become the clowns High noon, my angel’s gonna croon And the Devil’s gonna look me in the eye Tell me friends not to bother bringing thousand dollar bills Cause tomorrow I’m gonna die
10.
The senses build fences tall meant for your skull And the gates to the place you grow so safe Are torn down when you sing us to sleep The fear that you mirror when your mind is unclear Makes it seem like a dream when you’re gone downstream But the boat starts to sink when you think And we were spun from a golden twine The one that weaves itself through time And when we’re down we remember From what we are made Your sorrow is borrowed from the thought of tommorow Whose hands hold the moon on a pale afternoon As the sun tries to slip through its grip And when flowers look downwards to the ground words don’t cut it When my words drift skywards they fall short of the clouds Intentions, direction, tradition And we were spun from a golden twine The one that weaves itself through time And the lines we promised to save As long as we live are not likely to fade And when we’re down we remember From what we are made In the reckless and feckless unkind world they’re restless As the grass cuts your back and you awake in the bracken To follow forgotten tracks And you were spun from a golden twine And I weave myself through time And when we’re down we remember From what we are made

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released October 2, 2015

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Eric George Burlington, Vermont

Eric George is a Vermont-based songwriter, sound engineer, and performer of original music and poetry. One of the most prolific folk musicians of the Northeast music scene, he is intent upon maintaining the integrity of American folk music while taking a contemporary approach to songwriting. ... more

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