09/01/2008
R.Reynolds, ASCAP@2008

Lyrics

It took all my strength

And the patience of a saint

To wrangle all them critters in my hand.

They're serpents not snakes

Brother make no mistake

One bite would take down a Godless man

 

The Spirit took hold

I felt the Holy Ghost

Rise up and suck the poison outta me.

For I am a man of God

Believe it or not

Just look it up in Matthew 16.

 

It is a deadly thing

But I do not fear its sting

My name is John Wayne Punkin Brown

I lay hands on the sick

I'm a Appalachian hick

But brother no need to put me down.

 

The fatal bite that came

When He tested my faith

Caught me in a moment of the weak.

I felt its stinging fangs

Like no other mortal pain

I felt the numbness striking my feet.

 

The room swirled round

I heard inhuman sounds

Something grabbing at my feet down below.

I had to stay intact

Evil riding on my back

I knew some things i wished i didn't know.

 

The sky parted wide

Afraid of what i'd find

I shut my eyes and stood my ground.

And when it did appear

There were handfuls of fear

And the weight of that just took me right down.

and i bargained for more time 

one more day to stay alive

24 just to right my wrongs.

i pleaded and i cried

all the screams i held inside

wasted like tears in the rain. 

 

the days they come and go

the emotions that i'd froze

came all at once and tormented me. 

i stumbled in my walk          

i babbled in my talk

foreign tongues so strange, they wouldn't leave.

 

i wandered in the wood

without water or food

and all the shouting it got so loud.

and i heard a dreadful voice

an awful grumbling of noise

like tortured souls trapped underground.

 

the dirt was filled with sin

and the souls therein well hid

were reaching up to pull me in. 

i was out of my mind

illusions of the time

until i realized just what I did. 

 

i felt His mighty wrath

how righteous is His path

for those who lay down their wicked deeds.

It was a powerful thang

I lay naked and strange

When He chose to lay His hands upon me. 

 

i'd danced with false gods

i was lustful in my thoughts

i walked and talked insanity.

what a 

wondrous gift 

Though I did not deserve it

I gave up all them things I did not need. 

 

 

2008-09-01
R.Reynolds, ASCAP@2008

Lyrics

I can feel I’m under your spell

Your black shadow has served me well

I can feel your pretty lace and white

I made love to it all the night.

 

I can feel your sense of false relief

You are not far from my reach

For I know I fell in too deep

And you watch me while I sleep.

 

Wicked space between my ears

Oh I know that you can hear

All my thoughts, and the mischief there

I will not speak, I do not dare.

 

For this Absinthe that I use

The medicine, my chosen tool.

I curse you under my breath

I know the shuffle of the walk of the dead.

 

Sleepy dreams are for the meek

My actions they will speak

What I’ve planned inside my head

All mixed up now, a spider’s web.

 

And the Banshee screams round my door

She does not know that I’ll not go.

There’ll be no white ghost of me

She will not know my clever deed.

 

I must stay awake, till the morning breaks

I underestimate, the liquor’s haze

That will cloud me, my vacant stares

I will win. I grabbed my pencils there.

 

Wailing loud, that screeching yell

I am safe now, but too close to hell.

The death howl, I’ll not hear

For I’ve punctured my 2 ears.

 

 

 

09/01/008
R. Reynolds, ASCAP@2008

Lyrics

I'm half asleep

And you're still working on my coffee

Where would you be

Without your ginseng root and herbal tea?

Already late, maybe this was just a huge mistake

To bring you home with me

Instead of going out to eat.

 

First dates aren't supposed to wake up next to me

Women in the know simply leave when it is time to go.

Bagel in the toaster,  a smudge of cream cheese

I stare at you and realize you might be one to keep.

 

Don't get me wrong, I wanna fall in love again

It’s been quite some time, I don’t even think I can

I try to please, they always leave

I know it's probably me

And my best laid plans. 

 

I admit there's something sexy ‘bout you sitting there

All naked on my sofa dripping honey on my brand new chair

There's something very strange when I catch you burning holes through me

You get that goofy look just like you robbed a bank and took me hostage

 

And will you be here when I get back home?

Maybe you could stick around, it doesn’t matter if you don’t

I’d liked to see you all dressed up and show you off uptown

Never mind, I’ll pull the covers back down. 

 

Don't get me wrong, I wanna fall in love again

It’s been quite some time, I don’t even think I can

I try to please, they always leave

I know it's probably me

And my best laid plans. 

 

Tick tick tock goes the bedroom clock

Staring at the ceiling and I can't escape this feeling

That you're slightly confused

But much more amused

At my unexplained aloofness

When you’re looking for your boots.

 

I must have been asleep when you whispered my name

You left so quietly  as softly as you came.

I felt no kiss, no lips upon my cheek

You must have left so silently.

 

 

Don't get me wrong, I wanna fall in love again

It’s been quite some time,  I don’t even think I can

I try to please, hey always leave

I know it's probably me

And my best laid plans. 

 

 

I lay my head down on the pillow where

Just hours before you left, you'd surrendered there

To me,

I drifted off and found a place where I would safe

It's tragic when you fall on love

And fail to recognize her face.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2008-09-01
R.Reynolds, ASCAP@2008

Lyrics

When you whistle

i come running

you're the only girl I'm loving.

now you hold my heart

protected

shielded from those

who would wreck it. 

 

women have been

hard on me

they gave up and

set me free

but i'm no good

all by myself

i proved that twice

and that's how i fell

into a big mess

up to my neck

i could not get straight

or make sense

of all the hurt

that i had reaped

why did you not

grab hold of me?

 

i heard her whistle

in the distance

one night

she was walking barefoot on a gravel road

it was one of those August nights

that had a chilly bite

i wrapped her in my sweatshirt

and walked her home. 

 

if you think that

i'd forgot you've 

always

been before my eyes

have seen what

you can do

and how you act

and that is why

i know

i loved you when you're young

or when you are old

or when you're far away

from home

and i miss you

i read your letters

i smell you on the envelope.

 

i heard her whistle

in the distance

one night

she was walking barefoot on a gravel road

it was one of those August nights

that had a chilly bite

i wrapped her in my sweatshirt

and walked her home. 

 

 

when you whisper

my ear gets all warm

i shiver

hear you gently moan

when i touch you

right there

you sit straight up

tie up your long hair.

you bite your lip

a silent scream

in ecstasy

you grab the sheets

and pull me down

down, down inside you

feel the wet

upon my cheek

 

when you whistle

i come running

you're the only girl I'm loving.

now you hold my heart

protected

shielded from those

who would wreck it. 

 

2008-09-01
R.Reynolds, ASCAP@2008

Lyrics

Your words

They sound good

But that's not

What you meant.

So don't take

I will break

This is all

I got left.

 

I feel the evening eating me alive

I fell asleep this morning just in time

I distance myself from all that distracts

A weaker man. 

 

The shelf life

I call mine

Is shorter

Than you know.

I've got big plans

And 2 good hands

I got everywhere to go.

 

I feel alive under darkened skies

I let the screams fly in the late, late night

I’ve heard enough doors slam to last a lifetime

When I arrived.     

 

You will not

Say stop

To me right now.

I've held back

You know that

I'll never stay down.

So don't take

I will break

This is all

I got left.

 

 

 

 

2008-09-01
R.Reynolds, ASCAP@2008

Lyrics

Some hurt will never be gone

Some rings just won't stay on

Some promises never will be kept

Some men become a train wreck.

Man bites off more than he can chew

That gal had a Daffy Duck tattoo

On her ass where only he could see

How that happened, well, you tell me. 

He had a thing for those young pretty ladies

He should've told her no but instead he said maybe

I could see you one night when the wife's not in

I will meet you tonight at the motel 6. 

 

One sound byte

One little  headline

Short caption

In by deadline.

One short life

One big fall

One more skeleton

Of the black meth angel. 

 

He had a 12 pack under his left arm

Restroom condoms he'd bought in the bar

Sweating bullets like he'd sprung a water leak

But he couldn't stop himself  because the flesh is so weak.

Tank top and a pair of pink panties

He could taste her in his mouth--sweet soft candy.

Drank a little beer, smoked a lotta meth

Flirting with a black dark angel of death.

 

He'd a give away his wife, he'd a give away his cash

He'd a give away his house and anything he had left

He'd a promised her the world, turn around and sold her ass

He'd traded his soul for a little pink glass.  

 

One nighters turned to very long weekends

Got the sweaty nightmares, lonely sad feelings.

He'd be peeping thru the curtains always ‘fraid to go out

He owed the bangers an obscene amount

Every knock on the door, every wheel on the road

He was tweaking like a mother, made him smoke more dope.

 

Drowing in his vomit,  made a last ditch effort

Put a call in to his wife, but he knew better

She’d thrown in the towel now the kids don't have no daddy

She told him he was toast, a bitch, a dick quite candidly

In no uncertain terms, lots of bad profanity

He was a small time punk, a piss ant of humanity.

 

He thought about a gun, thought about a knife

Thought about rope to end the pain and die

But his mind wasn’t right, so he reached for the pipe

Little hillbilly crack,  a little piece of ice. 

 

Had they’d been cops he'd a heard a sound

Of the squeezing of the trigger when it fired off one round.

But he didn't hear a peep, not a snapping of a twig

His very last sound was the whizzing of a bullet. 

 

 

 

One sound byte

One little  headline

Short caption

In by deadline.

One short life

One big fall

One more skeleton

Of the black meth angel.