Along the way... 2011

Along the way... 2011

“Move On”
Written by David Savage/ April 3rd, 2004


She sits there, looking at her hands
She rubs her ring finger that once wore her wedding band
She sits there, takes a sip of hope
Prays for the day that he comes back home
So she sits there, can’t move on

Move on, easier said than done
Move on, Now that your lover’s gone

He sits there, rubs his arm in vain
‘Cause no amount of rubbin’ is going to erase her name
He sits there, lights his cigarette
Can’t find the reason to quit just yet
So he sits there, can’t move on

Move on, Easier said than done
Move on, Now that your lover’s gone

But one day, it was they, that danced the dance of forever
Grew apart, broke their hearts, if only they stopped short of never
Never try again, never try again, no, no, no,
So they sit there, can’t move on

Move on, Easier said than done
Move on, Now that your lover’s gone


"Empty "
written by David Savage/ July-Aug-97/ January 2008


Tangled up in a warm embrace
Oceans of devotion, a tear stained face
It's the last moment, an empty kiss
Mama always warned me of times like this

I’ve cried every tear I can cry
Ain’t nothin’ left, it’s all run dry

Fools follow blindly, ignorant bliss
Notions of emotions, fears turn to fists
It's the last minute, no time for war
Mama always said know what you're fighting for

I’ve cried every tear I can cry
Ain’t nothin’ left, it’s all run dry
I’ve shed every tear I can shed
Mama I’m empty, I’m about as empty as a man can get

Lovers dancing as if it were a chase 
(Round and round and round)
Motions of erosion, falling from grace 
(He said she said she said he said)
It's the last romance, what's after this 
(Lookin’ left lookin’ right, who’s going to be my baby tonight)
Mama always said there'd be one I missed
    (Simple conversation. never deeper than the skin)

I’ve cried every tear I can cry
Ain’t nothin’ left, it’s all run dry
I’ve shed every tear I can shed
Mama I’m empty, I’m about as empty as a man can get
            
It's the last goodbye, the lights go black
Mama always said when love goes you can't get it back            

I’ve cried every tear I can cry
Ain’t nothin’ left, it’s all run dry
I’ve shed every tear I can shed
Mama I’m empty, I’m about as empty as a man can get

I’ve cried every tear I can cry
Ain’t nothin’ left, it’s all run dry
I’ve shed every tear I can shed
Mama I’m empty, I’m about as empty as a man can get


“Unfinished Conversations”
August 2008 to 14-1-2009/ Written by J. David Savage


From the cradle to the grave
Every moment we should save
Just when you think everything’s been said
Remember that feeling spinning in your head
Think about the moments when whispers turn to shouts
Of when love is the word, but you can’t get it out
Stuck on the tip of your tongue
Tip of your tongue
Tip of your tongue
Tip of your tongue
Unfinished conversations

Blind man sees what a deaf man hears
Moon shadows and whispered fears
Emotions dance like fireflies in the evening wind
Goodbye gets said before you can make amends
You stand there knowing you blew your chance
Rewind, do over, may I have this dance
Stuck on the tip of your tongue
Tip of your tongue
Tip of your tongue
Tip of your tongue
Unfinished conversations

Like a wish in a bottle that sinks to the bottom
Like a shooting star that never gets wished upon
The most beautiful things sometimes never get through
Looking for the words beyond I love you
Unfinished conversations

Stuck on the tip of your tongue
Tip of your tongue
Tip of your tongue
Tip of your tongue
Unfinished conversations

Are You Naked”
Written by J. David Savage, July 8-17, 1995, January 2008 & June 2009


Oh I know how the world’s hurt you so
Slapped in the face by Cain
I just want you to know
It wasn’t all in vain

Sitting on a motel floor
Feels like a million miles away
Religion rests in the drawer
And I’m too tired to pray

Baby are you naked
Is your heart open tonight
Can I get under your skin
Baby are you naked
Is it behind walls you hide
Or are you going to let me in

Easy come, easy go
God damn the yesterdays
Crazy how the winds blow
Blow your innocence away

Let me undress you
Strip away every thread of fear
Baby I’ll caress you
And whisper in your ear

Baby are you naked
Is your heart open tonight
Can I get under your skin
Baby are you naked
Is it behind walls you hide
Or are you going to let me in

Baby are you naked
Baby are you naked
Baby are you naked

Baby are you naked
Is your heart open tonight
Can I get under your skin
Baby are you naked
Is it behind walls you hide
Or are you going to let me in


"Bittersweet World"
written by David Savage/ September 16th, 2010


The sweetness of love
The bitterness of hate
The sweetness of tomorrow
The bitterness of yesterday
The sweetness of a baby born
The bitterness of old age
The sweetness of a good book
The bitterness of a missing page
 
It's a bittersweet world
It's a bittersweet life
Bittersweet boys and girls
Bittersweet man and wife
So sweet is the bitterness
So bitter is the sweet
It's a bittersweet world
 
The sweetness of hello
The bitterness of goodbye
The sweetness of the champion
The bitterness being denied
The sweetness of a helping hand
The bitterness of the greedy tongue
The sweetness of every grain of sand
The bitterness of oil in the mud
 
It's a bittersweet world
It's a bittersweet life
Bittersweet boys and girls
Bittersweet man and wife
So sweet is the bitterness
So bitter is the sweet
It's a bittersweet world
 
It's beautiful and it's ugly
It's war and it's peace
It's absurd and it's funny
It's you and it's me
 
It's a bittersweet world
It's a bittersweet life
Bittersweet boys and girls
Bittersweet man and wife
So sweet is the bitterness
So bitter is the sweet
It's a bittersweet world
 
So sweet is the bitterness
So bitter is the sweet
It's a bittersweet world


"My Lady"
Written by David Savage/ September 8th, 2010
 
Out on the road, another hotel room
We walk in, she lays down on the bed
I say my lady just give me a few
I need to clear my head
I wash my face and pour myself a drink
Call home to my wife and kids
As I'm on the phone I see her and think
What a beauty laying in my bed
What a beauty laying in my bed
 
Eighteen years old and I’m telling you, she's looking fine
Curves in all the right places
A young man's dream, but she's all mine
If I only could see their faces
She looks at me and says rub my neck
I want to feel your fingers high and low
She sits on my lap, my belly to her back
And says touch me soft and slow
Touch me soft and slow
 
I'm forty years old and can still go for hours
She brings out the best in me
She doesn't complain or ask me for flowers
My lady laying next to me
She says baby I want to make you sing
I'll meet you in any town
She doesn't want my name, she doesn’t wear my ring
She says just never let me fall down
Just never let me fall down
 
With my lady there's no right or wrong
No matter where we are
Every song is our song
My lady, my guitar
My lady, my guitar
My lady, my guitar
My lady, my guitar
My lady, my guitar
 

"Ballad of a Salesman" 
Written by David Savage/ summer 2005


Just another day of business
Baby it’ll just be one more night
Of sleeping alone and restless
Sleeping on a pillow that doesn’t fit quite right

I’m just a travelin’ salesman
A thousand miles from you
Just out here trying to make a living
Oh honey I miss you too
Yes I do

Baby don’t cry, just dry those tears
I’ll be home tomorrow
Make sure the kids wash behind their ears
Read them a story from that book I bought out in Reno

Here it’s been good times and sunshine
Sorry to hear it’s rained ever since I left
Well we closed the deal baby, had a little too much wine
Please baby please, don’t get so upset

I’m just a travelin’ salesman
A thousand miles from you
Just out here trying to make a living
Oh honey I miss you too
Yes I do

Flights delayed baby, don’t wait up
Pilot came on and said we won’t touch ground ‘til well after ten
I just want to come home and give you a hug
Yeah, I’ll let the dog out when I get in

I’m just a travelin’ salesman
Feel like I’m a million miles from you
Just out here trying to make a living
Oh honey I miss you too
Yes I do
Oh honey I miss you too
Yes I do
Yes I do


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