SINGLES

by Nick Andrew Staver

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1.
Temperance 03:58
I’ve been waiting for the rain to stop I’ve been waiting out the rain I’ve been waiting for the storm to pass me by so I can cross the river I’ve been waiting for the river to dry So I can come back home Crawl across the bed and fall asleep in the arms of temperance So if you don’t mind Stop wasting my time Change your ways Give me peace I’ve been waiting for the tides to change So I can see the mud below my feet I count the waves crashing to the shore to remind me I still got a heartbeat So if you don’t mind Stop wasting my time Change your ways Give me peace So if you don’t mind Stop wasting my time Change your ways Give me peace I’m in need, I’m in need of a change Yes, I’m in need, I’m in need of a change I’m in need, yes, I’m in need of a change I wanna come back home I’ve been waiting for the river to dry So I can come back home Crawl across the bed and fall asleep in the arms of temperance
2.
Trying Times 03:50
I'll be damned the power's out again Gonna light me a candle to get me through the night Like the flutter of a heartbeat too tired to try I've had enough of these trying times I've had enough of these trying times I'll set fire to the dark with a spark I'll shine I've had enough of these trying times I'll be damned, damn near fell off the wagon again If you ever have then you know what it's like Like a page from the bible ripped from the spine I've had enough of these trying times I've had enough of these trying times I'll set fire to the dark with a spark I'll shine I've had enough of these trying times I've had enough of these trying times I've had enough of these trying times I'll set fire to the dark with a spark I'll shine I've had enough of these trying times I'll set fire to the dark with a spark I'll shine I've had enough of these trying times I'll be damned the power's out again Gonna light me a candle to get me through the night
3.
Dirty Dishes 04:06
I stop by on a Saturday night To see if you were down for a glass of wine It seems I was a little too late Watching your other man drive away Watching him drive away Watching him drive away It seems I'm not the only one your loving these days You invited me into your kitchen You say you got a problem and it needs a-fixin' Excuse me I don't mean to be rude But the coals on your fire are barely cool They barely cool I ain't cleaning up your dirty dishes Who you taking me for? Slam my heart on the table Leave my jaw all over the floor I could've swore it'd be me you'd be kissing I ain't cleaning up dirty dishes no more It'd be funny if he came back I'd love to see how you would act Would you treat me like your neighbor? Stopping by for a cup of sugar, when I know you got more than that I ain't cleaning up your dirty dishes Who you taking me for? Slam my heart on the table Leave my jaw all over the floor I could've swore it'd be me you'd be kissing I ain't cleaning up dirty dishes no more I ain't cleaning up your dirty dishes babe I ain't cleaning up your dirty dishes no more I could've swore it'd be me you'd be kissing I ain't cleaning up dirty dishes no more I ain't gonna do them honey You do those things yourself
4.
Freer Now 04:13
She sat across the table an ocean between Ignoring the sound pouring from my heart like a broke down symphony Her stare cut through the silence, her death black colored iris Her hair set wildfire to my misery A once broken wing shall regain the sky In a wild blue yonder burning above the pines I might be missing quite a few feathers but I’m freer now than I’ve ever been I hit the road running, there’s no turning back With a red lined screaming engine, in a two bit Cadillac Just across the county line at the old covered bridge I stopped and dropped her memory like an anchor in the cold muddy depth A once broken wing shall regain the sky In a wild blue yonder burning above the pines I might be missing quite a few feathers but I’m freer now than I’ve ever been Into the world I go To lose my mind and find my soul Into the world I go Folks back home, wonder what became of me Heard they took out a missing person’s ad, an obituary I’m heading west, chasing the sun The road behind me like the ribbon of a cigarette, it’s here, then it’s gone A once broken wing shall regain the sky In a wild blue yonder burning above the pines I might be missing quite a few feathers A once broken wing shall regain the sky In a wild blue yonder burning above the pines I might be missing quite a few feathers but I’m freer now than I’ve ever been Into the world I go Into the world I go To lose my mind and find my soul Into the world I go

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released October 8, 2019

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