Down In The Dirt 

01. I'mma Make You Love Me
02. Player Blues
03. Wait
04. Guess I'll Lay Down
05. Prisoner Of Your Touch
06. Boots On The Ground
07. I Don't Need It
08. Hard Walkin' Blues
09. Lady Of The Night
10. Breaking Me Down
11. Watch It All Burn
12. Down In The Dirt

01. I'mma Make You Love Me

 

I'm gonna make you love me

You just don't know it yet

I'm gonna make you love me

You just don't know it yet

Like a spider to a fly

I'mma catch you in my Web

 

It's 4 o'clock in the morning

We're still talking on the telephone

Well it's 4 o'clock in the morning

We're still talking on the telephone

I'm gonna whisper sweet words

Until I make you my own

 

Baby please don't worry

Loving me just can't be wrong

Baby please don't worry

Loving me just can't be wrong

I'mma let you take your time

But you better not take too long

 

I'm gonna find me another man

One who remind me of you

I'mma find me another man

One who remind me of you

I may never love him

But he'll do what I tell him to

 

It don't take much

Just to keep me satisfied

No it don't take much

Just to keep me satisfied

I only want your heart

Your body, soul, and your mind

 

I'm gonna make you love me

You just don't know it yet

I'm gonna make you love me

You just don't know it yet

Like a spider to a fly

I'mma catch you in my web

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02. Player Blues

 

My baby ain't got much of his time to spare

He gives me just enough to make due

But he holds me close and keeps me warm some nights

If only for an hour or two

I'll make love to him, sing his praises and hymns

And thank him for the good in my life

I hold his face in my hands and kiss him goodbye

And send him on home to his wife

 

I love his stolen glances of our secret romances

His fire burns down in my heart

Each kiss I set in stone to build his pedestal

And it hurts so much to tear it apart

And I don't know how long I've been down inside of this hole

My days and nights just don't keep track

And everything I am is in the palm of his hand

And he's never gonna love me back

No, he’s never gonna love me back

 

When you play the game of lovers and lies

Even winners are bound to lose

There's a cost of pain and sacrifice

And you still gotta live with you

 

I put forward a strong facade to keep up his lies

But I break under the smile I wear

My heart is holding back a boiling river inside

And I don't know how much more I can bear

I'll never say those three small words, I know how he gets

When I try to tell him just how I feel

Because diamonds and smiles are for the movie screens

And pain is what you get for real

Pain is what you get for real

Pain is what you get for real

Pain is what you get for real

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03. Wait

 

I've been down this road before

I seen the murder crows gathered round my door

And I could tell the time

By the love lost in his eyes

You don't see things the same way

He's falling further from ya each and every day

You can't see the light

Of your own demise

And if you think it's going well

You can't see that far down the range

Wait, wait, wait - That'll change

 

She's coming back this way again

I don't say "if" now, I'm just waiting on the "when"

She's got a nasty habit

Of reading between the lines

Ain't heard a word from her when she was on the roam

Don't ask no questions, you just open up your home

She's acting shady now

Can't you see the signs?

She's on the straight and narrow

To repair all she's estranged

Wait, wait, wait - That'll change

 

You can rely on human nature to lean to the despicable

Ain't cause to cry, It's a blessing in disguise

It makes the heartache and the lies so predictable

 

You found some trouble, your life is full of doubt

Here they come, hand up to help you out

There are strings attached

To keep you under their thumb

You're so grateful to be living on the dole

Can’t you see that you’re losing all control

You compromise

Whole is greater than the sum

Well you think you're slick

You got the best of the exchange

Wait, wait, wait - That'll change


Yeah you smile and cheer

As they're tightening the reins

Wait, wait, wait - That'll change


Well it's no big deal

You think your life won't rearrange

Wait, wait, wait - That'll change
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04. Guess I'll Lay Down
 

It's my own fault baby
What can I do?

You can't be his baby
And be my baby too

Guess I'll lay down and try not to dream of you

 

When the night gets quiet
And the room gets dark

Well that's the worst time

For us to be apart

Guess I'll lay down and try not to dream of you

 

You know I'm sitting here
I hang my head

To think of all of those
Bad things I said

Guess I'll lay down and try not to dream of you

 

12 shots of whiskey
I'm in a haze

When you ain't around
Minutes turn to days

Guess I'll lay down and try not to dream of you

 

Thinking about us baby
Love we made

Waiting for your call
I start to fade

Guess I'll lay down and try not to dream of you

 

You're wound up honey
I take the abuse

You ask me why
I got no excuse

Guess I'll lay down and try not to dream of you

 

My heart is aching
Taking my turn

Can't walk away from you
I'll just have to burn

Guess I'll lay down and try not to dream of you

 

It's my own fault baby
What can I do

All the love I'm givin'
Is only hurting you

Guess I'll down and try not to dream of you
Guess I'll down and try not to dream of you

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05. Prisoner Of Your Touch

 

I knew I shouldn’t love you but I had to follow through

And now you’re with another woman and I don’t know what to do

Because I’m a prisoner of your touch

I know this is wrong and it shouldn’t be so tough but I’m a prisoner of your touch

 

I know I shouldn’t want this, I know I should be strong

But anytime that you’re away, you know it’s just too long

Because I’m a prisoner of your touch

When you give me everything, you know it’s not enough because I’m a prisoner of your touch

 

I can’t be away from you but I can’t be by your side

And when you ain’t here that’s when I can’t hide

That I’m a prisoner of your touch

I shouldn’t ask for anything, I know I ask too much but I’m a prisoner of your touch

 

Without you, time crawls by, you're here and gone too fast

I’d give up everything I have just to make these moments last

Because I’m a prisoner of your touch

When I have to be without you, the world is just too rough, because I’m a prisoner of your touch

 

You keep me going strong, your love can keep me still

You keep the world in color, you give my life a thrill

And I’m a prisoner of your touch

When life is falling down around me, I use you like a crutch because I’m a prisoner of your touch

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06. Boots On The Ground

 

There's been a lot of talk going on these days

Seems like you had a lot to say

That writing on the wall ain't painted on

You don't want to say it but you want me gone

Ain't my kinda thang to hang around

Once I get my boots on the ground

 

I begged and lied and starved and stole

Just to escape from your control

Not one to do what I've been told

I'll take my chances in the cold

No telling where my feet are bound

Once I get my boots on the ground

 

Running on ain't something to fear

The winter wind is sharp and clear

I'll walk alone but at least I'm free

The bitter road is calling me

Who am I to deny the sound

Once I get my boots
my boots
my boots on the ground
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07. I Don't Need It

 

You drink the nights away

You're closing down the bar

You tell me "Babe, don't worry"

Then you're driving in your car

My heart is pounding

Praying that you make it through the night

I don't need that kinda bullshit in my life

 

You're sleeping through the day

Won't get up and outta bed

Nothing seems to help ya

And it's messin' with my head

You need to pull yourself together

Ya gotta get your mind right

I don't need that kinda bullshit in my life

 

I been waiting for your call

Only silence on my phone

You tell me that love me

But you leave me all alone

You know you're gonna lose me

But you won't put up a fight

I don't need that kinda bullshit in my life

 

I've been so heavy-hearted

From everything you put me through

Please, baby, please
Won't you help me help you?

 

The one I used to love

Don't seem to be there anymore

You pushed me so hard, baby

Forced me right out the door

Hope ya get it figured out

Hope someday you see the light

I don't need that kinda bullshit in my life

 

I don't need it

I don't need it, no

If ya ain't gonna change

Then ya best let me go
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08. Hard Walkin' Blues
 

Well I got holes in my shoes

I been walking, nothing to lose

Say you don't love me no more

I got a whole world left to explore

Gon' to explore

Gon' to explore

Gon' to explore

Gon' to explore


 

You took my money, I took the blame

Ain't got a dollar left to my name

But I been happy since you put me out

Now I got nothin' to cry about

Won't cry about ya no

Won't cry about ya no
Won't cry about ya no

Won't cry about

 

You're living high, think that you've won

You got your crazy, got my freedom

Well we had fire, drank kerosene

I was young, and you were mean

You were mean

You were mean

You were mean

Yeah, you were mean
 

Hurt me so bad when you done me wrong
Ain't nothin' for me, got to move on

I'm walking on down the railroad track

Sun on my shoulder, ain't comin' back

Ain't coming back

Ain't coming back

Ain't coming back
Ain't coming back
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09. Lady Of The Night

 

I don't care what you call me

As long as you call me sometimes

I don't care what I mean to you

Cuz honey, your money's just fine

 

I can be your best friend

I can be your enemy too

It don't make no difference to me

Cuz this hour is all about you


I'm a lady of the night

I'm the one you're gonna call

I'm a woman of leather and lace

And we're gonna have a ball


I don't need no rescue

You don't gotta help me out

I ain't got nobody telling me

What my life is gonna be about

 

I can bring you some comfort

When your day can't get any worse

Just remember that the real boss is

The .45 in my purse


I'm a lady of the night

I'm the one you're gonna call

I'm a woman of beauty and grace

And we're gonna have a ball

 

Johnny brings his hassle

Like a shepherd minding the flock

But we both know where he's gonna be

After he punches out the clock

 

The road is the one that I talk to

I do it all on my own

Money is all the family I need

And when I die I won't be alone

 

I'm a lady of the night

I'm the one you're gonna call

I'm a woman of expensive taste

And we're gonna have a ball

Yeah, we're gonna have a ball

As long as you can pay for it all

We're gonna have a ball
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10. Breaking Me Down

 

You hit me close this time

To be assured that you are still mine

Your eyes give me a right to life

And the will to fight

Down in our secret place

Where I memorize the lines of your face

Given a choice to take flight and shine

Or decline in your twilight

 

Hold me close, while you wound me once more

In a sea of you I cannot find the shore

Let in the cold, I don't care if I drown

Don't let me go cuz every beat of your heart is breaking me down

 

I am a slave to your tongue

To the pain of the words yet unsung

And I live with the bite of the lie

By which I'm defined

You visit me in my dreams

No escape from this ache now, it seems

I'll fall from great height, fly too close

To the light of the divine

 

Hold me close, while you wound me once more

In a sea of you I cannot find the shore

Let in the cold, I don't care if I drown

Don't let me go cuz every beat of your heart is breaking me down

 

Bear me down, tasting of your DNA

Given out, make me to lay

Coil me round,  tether my fate to you

Give me a sip of your poisonous lips, there is nothing else for me to do


Hold me close, while you wound me once more

In a sea of you I cannot find the shore

Let in the cold, I don't care if I drown

Don't let me go cuz every beat of your heart is breaking me down
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11. Watch It All Burn

 

Who was I, a breath of youth

Unfamiliar and afraid

Desp’rate and free I walked alone
In need of strangers’ aide
You saw me there, a child but
A temptress in your eyes
You drew me in to violate
And cut me down to size

I was made so small
On my knees and crawl
Through the furnace and the fray
You stood strong and tall
I’ll watch you fall
I’ll watch it all burn away

Who was I, so wild eyed
Green wheat among the chaff
Affected by the wine and frost
Still learning how to laugh
The wind had cut me to the bone
And bore your strategy
You sheltered and in shadow sought
To dim the light in me

I was made so small
On my knees and crawl
Through the furnace and the fray
You stood strong and tall
I’ll watch you fall
I’ll watch it all burn away

I’m wiser now
I don’t see how
I put my trust in you
Friend for so long
Knew right from wrong
Was I just overdue?

I was made so small
On my knees and crawl
Through the furnace and the fray
You stood strong and tall
I’ll watch you fall
I’ll watch it all burn away
Burn away
Burn away
Burn away
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12. Down In The Dirt
 

All my loved ones go their own way

And all my friends just simply fade away

When they leave the take everything but my shirt

I keep em down in the dirt

I keep em down in the dirt


Dirty old man don't care what I have to say

He don't wanna hear the songs I have to play

He judges my worth by the length and the width of my skirt

I keep em down in the dirt

I keep em down in the dirt

 

Measure old teachers by the lives of the children they touch

I come along and they tell me I'll never be much

How many fragile minds would they go on to subvert?

I keep em down in the dirt

I keep em down in the dirt

 

When I start to feel like I'll never smile again

And the rest of the world only causes me pain

What can I do when everything just seems to hurt?

I keep em down in the dirt

I keep em down in the dirt
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