Small Lights

by Nick Andrew Staver

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released December 4, 2014

Nick Andrew Staver - Voice/Acoustic
Ryan Kane - Bass/Tambourine
Tim Carr - Cajon/Shakers

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Track Name: Walking The Dog
I got an aching head the whiskey shakes
An empty bed thats self made
Bite marks tracking down my throbbing veins
A man's best friend who wants to do it all again

I spent all night searching for the break of dawn
Roaming the streets, walking the dog

I got moans and groans from my head to my toes
What happened last night nobody knows
Don't mind me Im just the walking dead
I got silly voices in my head

I spent all night searching for the break of dawn
Howlin' at the moon, walking the dog

Sazerac whiskey has gone straight to my head
Last night started out feeling fine
Woke up this morning to the second line

I grab my guitar, my coat and hat
Try to find out where the hell Im at
Hitch me a ride just as far as I can
To the next spot and do it over again

I spent all night searching for the break of dawn
Howlin' at the moon, walking the dog
Track Name: Aint Mine To Own
I’m a friend to the wind but she aint mine to own
She belongs to the fields where the wildflowers grow
I sing her sad songs whenever she leaves
All about my heartache and the places that I’ve seen
I know she going to go no matter how I weep and moan
I’m a friend to the wind but she aint mine to own

I’m familiar with father time, a flawless enemy
He haunts me with age and troubles of jealousy
He’s a mean old condition no medicine can cure
Like fighting fire with fire and expecting not to burn
He’ll leave you behind with little left to show
I’m familiar with father time but he aint mine to own

I’m in love with a girl who I don’t deserve
But I never question fate or how a miracle is supposed to work
She stuns like the sunrise peering through them trees
I tell her that I love her more than she loves me
I know someday my cup will overflow
I’m in love with a girl but she aint mine to own
Track Name: Speakin Writin Prayin
I spoke to my preacher this morning, asked what on earth is a boy to do
My house don’t feel like home, the foundations falling through
I spoke to my preacher this morning, asked what on earth is a boy to do
He said son I only sent you down here to shine a small light into a darker room

I talked to my mother last night, tell me mama what you think of me
I aint got a dime to my name just mistakes and apologies
I spoke to my mother last night, tell me mama what you think of me
She said boy you’re old enough to be a man now, better trust in God live and let it be

I wrote a letter to my lover, is the grass greener on the other side?
It’s been raining here for days baby but my fields be dust and dry
I wrote a letter to my lover, is the grass greener on the other side?
PS I still love you baby, my black clouds are turning into blue skies

I prayed to my God last night to wake me up from my sleep
I might not deserve it but my soul aint ready for you to keep
I prayed to my God last night to wake me up from my sleep
I aint saying how to handle business but I got a couple things to do before me and you meet
I aint saying how to handle business but I got a couple things to do before me and you meet
I aint saying how to handle business but I got a couple things to do before me and you meet
Track Name: Whats Good Is Gone (Whats Gone Is You)
Somewhere I know there’s a soul out there better known as my better half
Everything we were or we could have been walked on out the door with you when you left
There’s something wrong here and it’s easy to see
It’s just a cold empty sheet in this bed next to me

Your closets cleaned out and so are the drawers, your coats, boots and hats, your shirts are all gone
Lights are humming and buzzing all throughout the room, if the walls could talk they’d cop an attitude
There’s something wrong here and it’s easy to see
It’s just a cold empty sheet in this bed next to me

What’s good is gone and what’s gone is you
What’s good is gone and what’s gone is you

There’s a billion tiny teardrops hailing from the sky, laying down a beating upon my windowpane
I’ve done enough damage in this great big world to rival any hurricane
There’s something wrong here and it’s easy to see
It’s just a cold empty sheet in this bed next to me

What’s good is gone and what’s gone is you
What’s good is gone and what’s gone is you

What’s good is gone and what’s gone is you
What’s good is gone and what’s gone is you
Track Name: Off The Record
I heard an old song playing on the jukebox
Ol’ Otis singing about life down by the docks
Was an old familiar tune one that leaves me so sad, leaves me so blue
Off the record baby
I never stopped loving you

I wonder where you are sometimes in that big city nightlife
I’m feeling bad for myself in every roadside dive
I did many things that I can’t undo, said many words that were never true
Off the record baby
I never stopped loving you

A dream its only a dream
Until you awake
Pain its never really pain
At least not til you feel your heart break
Let me tell you all about it now baby

Come tomorrow I’m going to be your something borrowed, I’ll be broken and blue for you

Then along will come the day when your vows are exchanged
Wedding bells are gonna ring and glasses will be raised
I know you waited your whole life for this day to come true
Off the record baby
I never stopped loving you

Now I’m singing out some new tune
Hoping I can find someone to love me too
Off the record baby
I never stopped loving you
No I never did and I’m sure I never will
Track Name: Tumbleweed Rose
Like a broken wheel stuck in the gravel
An unpaved road too stubborn to travel
If I could kick start her heart maybe she’d love me again

Like a memory from a distant past
That long lost love letter’s return address
A voice of reason in an unspeakable mess
That passionate kiss that never ever lasts
When the breeze gets to blowing she got that aching in her bones
She’s as sweet as she is crazy
My tumbleweed rose

If she broke my heart just lay me down to die
Bury my bones by the highway just incase she tumbles by
Bye bye bye

She’s like honey straight out the hive
That bird’s song written in broken time
That rusted down beaten cadillac that’s refusing to drive
All because her friends never come along for the ride
When the breeze gets to blowing she got that aching in her bones
She’s as sweet as she is crazy
My tumbleweed rose

When the breeze gets to blowing she got that aching in her bones
She’s as sweet as she is crazy
So sweet but so damn crazy
My tumbleweed rose
Track Name: Close Range
You aint no sharpshooter baby but you sure are gunning me down
You aint no sharpshooter baby but you sure are gunning me down
Said you coming at me like a freight train
It’s not so hard to break my heart at close range

You should throw your weapons down and reach up for the sky
You should throw your weapons down and reach up for the sky
You can plead the fifth, you can state your case
But it’s not so hard to break my heart at close range

You best go run and hide, better watch you back wherever you go
You best go run and hide, better watch you back wherever you go
You better hide your face, you better change your name
It’s not so hard to break my heart at close range

You better hide your face, you better change your name
It’s not so hard to break my poor heart at close range
Track Name: Done With You
I am a detour that will take you out of your way
I am a dangerous curve, against traffic, one way
As you’re shifting gears, I watch you hydroplane
By the time I'm done with you, Lord knows you’ll never be the same

I am a wrecking ball dressed in my Sunday best
I am a bulls eye tattooed across your chest
I'm gaining speed, as you’re slowly losing ground
By the time I'm done with you, Lord knows you never gonna be found

Cause I wish me and gravity could be better friends
I'd love to come back down to earth every now and then

I am a flash flood searching out your town
I am an avalanche with half a mountain coming down
I'll find you in the open, I'll find you in your hiding place
By the time I'm done with you, I'll be taking on the human race
By the time I'm done with you, Lord knows you’ll never be the same
By the time I'm done with you child, there’ll only be room left for me
Cause Ill be done with you