Do Ya Best

by Itchy Hearts

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released 16 April 2010

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Track Name: Enrique
well i left my home looking for work and pay. my family needs to eat. and i'd promise my return i'd call them and say. its been 11 years since my leave.

oh where oh where did she go. oh how oh how i miss her so. i knew i was doing something wrong, when she said im leavin boy and i won't be gone long.

oh tell me have you forgotten me, i think about you every night when i sleep. ill be back when i can pay the bills, i promise i promise i will.

oh you know i could never do that. i've got your name tattooed on my chest. me and sis we long for your touch. we lay on your bed when we need rest.

i tried to find where my heart lays, and i think that it lays with you. i've come to find that i may move around, but i'll never find peace or truth.

did you know the holidays are coming up. ill buy you a gift when christmas comes. cuz i heard you been gettin into lots of trouble. maybe this gift will cheer you up.

oh please dont bring up that date. its been so long since i shared one with you. the one thing i want i must wait. and that is to again, one day, be with you.

somewhere over the rio grande, there is a land i hope my children never know. i got money on my mind i got my family in my hand. but thats where im headed, thats where i must go.

i do my best to do the things you do, always wanted to grow up and be as strong as you. well i guess i turned out just like you did. im leaving town and i'm leavin our new kid. cuz how can i ever be a dad, when i only knew mine through the stories my mom had. maria birthed our first baby son. do you remember when you once had one?
Track Name: Keep My Head Up
Who causes these thoughts in my head?
Is it me or God, or something worse instead
Because I feel like I'm drifting through time and space
And when I'm all used up I won't leave one trace
Of a life that was lived, of someone who was here,
With so much to give, but was held back through fear

Still, some moments were good and some moments were bad
Most of the moments I'll forget I even had
And life is merely moving from one to the next
But to gracefully connect the dots is a jest
But I'm feeling good, I swear I'm doing fine
Even if I talk funny from time to time

Can you remember the last time you heard me laugh?
I bite my lip and I spread the ashes
I try so hard but it don't come easy

Dark water surrounding me
Nothing as far as I can see
It feels so good to know that no one is thinking of me

Can you remember the last time you heard me laugh?
I bite my lip and I spread the ashes
I try so hard but it don't come easy
I'll keep my head up even if I don't want to
Track Name: The Money
the sea isnt the best place to be when theres a storm rollin in. and you looked out over the cliff, but you never looked within. and i never had nothin to believe in, but i know this love cant be a sin. and im sittin here wonderin why cant you see, its always been me, its never been him.

and i been havin these nightmares lately, wakin up in the middle of the night dreamin that you still go on hatin me, but i can't hardly see the fight. well i lied when i said i dont care where im headed. i jsut wanna end up some place good. i dont mind the bad i hit along the way, so long as i end up some place good.

it was our love that broke us apart
and the money thats gonna bring us together again
its always been easy as that
itll be the money that brings us back

you said you wanna know all of my past, but never had the strength to ask. well i remember the mountains that made me a man, and the man that made me a clown. and i recall the virtues that set me free, and the freedom that made me fall to the ground. i started usin my fists to fight then my mouth to pray then my heart to hope that id be back someday, but i never knew if i would.

it was our love that broke us apart
and the money thats gonna bring us together again
its always been easy as that
itll be the money that brings us
love that broke us apart
and the money thats gonna bring us together again
its always been easy as that
itll be the money that brings us love
Track Name: On Our Way Home
youre talkin out loud to yourself again. and you look around to make sure that nobodys listenin. a young man shouldnt feel this old you think. so you blame it on the lack of women and cheap whiskey that you drink.

we gotta find our way home again. we took one misstep and every little bits got us backwards again. we gotta find our way home.

hit a buncha speed bumps along the way. and some roadblocks made you change your route. the sirens all around you, the flashin lights confound you. and the traffics jammes so tight that you aint ever gettin through.

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when papa left my mama, well, he told me just one thing: there aint no advice you can give a grown man. i could lecture you for days about the laws of this land, but at 20 youre too old and stubborn to even try to understand.

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the clouds disperse. i see the moon is full. but you can you do on a night so dull. no where to go and we've seen everything. this town is like a cage, but it makes me wanna sing

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blame it on luck. another shoe stuck in the mud. and you fall to your knees near a sycamore tree feelin big as an ant. when you were young, you had dreams and ideas. now you try to remember what they were and you cant.

and so it goes, now youre stuck in a fightin stance. and your anger rises as your pay is cut down at the plant. if i had more money, i would have more time. but ill be waitin there for ya darlin at the end of the line

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Track Name: Use Me
hows your boy i swear im sorry he cant be a man
im sure hes got some reasons youll understand
like the magic rubber nose hes hidin in his hand
its all magic its all part of his plan

if i could hold you just for one more day
you know there are some words your never gonna hear me say. like youre my friend and thats the way its been and thats never gonna change. but i always walk out on something but im not walkin out on you again.

after all is said and done you know im gonna let you use me. and after everybody's gone you know im gonna let you use me

i found my way to honduras and i found i was lost. lost in some eyes that werent even mine. and i realized two things, one is all good must end. and girls are good for nothing and nothings good for me.

i hate that i dont know these answers and i hate that im not content. and i hate it when im alone which has been always since you went. ive got forgotten melodies i saing in a song. and these songs have been for you my love all along.

after all is said and done you know im gonna let you use me. and after everybody's gone you know im gonna let you use me

my dad watches the game my mom watched the beer flow. i hear them yellin again turn up the radio. cuz its the only thing i know that lets my heart beat slow. its the only thing i got hidin deep in my soul.

lend me your heart and let me look inside. i see a secret hiding deep within your eyes. and its for me this time and i want the whole world to know. turn the car around, roll the windows down, turn up the radio.

after all is said and done you know im gonna let you use me. and after everybody's gone you know im gonna let you use me
Track Name: Mary and Buddy
mary mary you know you are my only one.
its scary scary i never felt this way for anyone.
buddy buddy please be all i never need to see.
its funny funny what could you ever ever see in me.

youre the only home ive seen since rocky mount. your the last thing i touched but who needs to count. sit back and ill tell you a story about when i was ten. when i realized i'd never use my eyes again.

my mama mama she loves me very much, and i know you cant see me but can you feel my touch. you wont believe how a man folds when he feels so paper thin, but i dont feel so old or like im in the shape im in, when im with

mary mary you know you are my only one.
its scary scary i never felt this way for anyone.
buddy buddy please be all i never need to see.
its funny funny what could you ever ever see in me.

i was losin things to think about in my hospital bed. i was losin the life in my heart i was feelin kinda dead. but then i remember what you said, you looked at me i looked at you and i thought whoa is me, and you thought whoa is you.

mary mary you know you are my only one.
its scary scary i never felt this way for anyone.
buddy buddy please be all i never need to see.
its funny funny what could you ever ever see in me.
Track Name: For So Long
i been stuck in these ways for so long
sometimes i think im right but i feel so wrong
and tomorrow shell be gone
i been stuck in these ways for so long

im headin for some troubles you cant understand
and id take your hand but id just pull you down with me
and then we'd both be lost in the dark
i fear id pull you down with me

soon began a winters rain
i was cold and lonesome, thats when she came
she said im movin on alone
ill be back when i hear that your gone

shes headin for the sea on a boat made to dwell
trustin that her captain knows it well
oh tonight will give me hell
how would i know how would i tell if her ship fell

i cant help but care what she thinks
i cant help but wonder if she feels
with every look i can i steal
and i'd steal anything for you but not this seal

will i see you again
i dont know if i will
but i sure hope so
because i love you still
Track Name: Brynne
shes the only one that i know who doesnt need anyone to give her no lies. we had an adventure in virginia. we dont need to leave to believe in our freedom. she passed me, i passed her, she gave the best advice with her laughter. she left her boots here on my floor, i wonder what she walked outta my door with.

but if i could fall in love with her i would. does your mother know where you are or where to look.

she called me. all i need. i never been so god damned lonely. i cant believe this is happening, you know by law this is a kidnapping. have you turned 18 yet. i dont want the cops showin up on my doorstep. do me a favor, call your mother. i ran from my own i wont run from another

but if i could fall in love with her i would. she fits my hand just like a glove when i cant feel good.

her father was a truck driver her mother was a mom. her grandma made quilts and her papa fought in nam. when everythings given its hard to be livin. its hard to look there when you know you were put there

but if i could be gone with her i would. come back when they forgot where to look. its so hard to look in some eyes and say how you feel. but with her its so easy.
Track Name: Above Me
Countdown 5,4,3,2
One is what's left of me and you
The sun gave the sky a purplish hue
Above me

Broken bicycles and trash can lids
Much simpler when we were kids
Grass stained pants and tire skids
Are lovely

And they say
Go out and play
Tomorrow is nearly today
And you can't stop the days from passing anyway

And they say
Go out and play
Nothing pure can stay
The wind carries the chimes of a steeple; a train whistle blows far away

Never wanted to confess
Nothing left to say I guess
And I always thought that everyone else
Was above me
Track Name: I Been Walkin (Live)
i been walkin along this road alone for so long now, i just wanna go home, there aint no home to go home to

i been thinkin about what you said to me when we were free, you'd say i just wanna go home, maybe one day it'll just be so, but i wont take one step back no i know this aint the end. i say i just wanna go home, but my feet are planted right where theyre standin

when i die i dont wanna go to heaven with the best, i just wanna go home, maybe by that time ill need some rest. and i hope god dont make me out to be some kinda old man. i just wanna be young, i just wanna be young again

i been walkin along this road alone for so long now, i just wanna go home, there aint no home to go home to

sometimes i think about the times when you had come to me, when you had wondered if this was how things were meant to be. you'd say boy lets take this family and lets forget the rest, i shoulda let you divorce him when you had asked me what was best. now im layin when i should be tryin to find out where i started from, i know that theres a place called home i shoulda never parted from.

i been walkin along this road alone for so long now, i just wanna go home, there aint no home to go home to

well i miss new york, i miss my family, oh man i miss my friends. i just wanna go home so i can hear your voice again. i can feel the water i can feel the sunshine i feel the night and the day. i miss the warmth i used to feel when i was on my way back home.

i been walkin along this road alone for so long now, i just wanna go home, there aint no home to go home to