Sweet Lullabye

Steeple bells are ringing in our small Ohio town
We’ve been out drinking and we’ve closed every bar down
We poured in my pick-up and we pulled up to the church where we will
Lay you down and say good-bye
Speak of memories when we laughed and smiled and sang

Time, Time, Time, Time, Time, Time
It takes you for a ride
Time, Time, Time, Time, Time, Time
And never you’ll arrive

Well I’ve been out walking since the day you went away
I pace ‘round my bedroom ‘cause to sleep it feels so strange
I wait by the mailbox and I hope for word from you and then I
Walk on down to shoot some pool
I spend the whole damn night at your old barstool just sayin’

Time, Time, Time, Time, Time, Time
It takes you for a ride
Time, Time, Time, Time, Time, Time
And never you’ll arrive
With Time, Time, Time, Time, Time, Time
So why should we even try

Well everybody’s walkin’ steady
But oh no I can see they’re weary
And do we make it at what we’re chasin’?
You said, “I’ll show you how to count to seven…
It’s one, then two, then three, then four
And five, then six then there’s no more…”

Time, Time, Time, Time, Time, Time
It takes you for a ride
Time, Time, Time, Time, Time, Time
And never you’ll arrive
Time, Time, Time, Time, Time, Time
Your dreams won’t ever rhyme
With Time, Time, Time, Time, Time, Time
So why should we even try
‘Cause Time, Time, Time, Time, Time, Time…

verse/chorus: Bb – Cm – Eb
Well she told me her sad story, put my suitcase in my hand
Funny how sometimes things just don’t go as planned
And I bet you may be wonderin’ if I’m sorry, well I’m not
You haven’t even crossed my mind since I kicked this spot
And I’m sure you heard the stories they say I’m drinkin’ in the street
Say I’m bitter and I’m cursin’ oh but babe, that ain’t me

pre-chorus: Cm – Eb (2x)
‘Cause I hope that you find happiness, hope you fall in love
Hope that you get everything your head’s been thinkin’ of
And when it all works out for you and all your dreams come true
Well there’s just one little thing, honey, I really hope for you

I hope you miss me, I hope you miss me like I miss, I miss you
I hope you miss me, I hope you miss me like I miss, I miss you

Wanted you to leave me, yeah I couldn’t wait to go
You were always cryin’ seemed all you ever said was no
Make no mistake about it I’m as happy as can be
You got your life I got my life and there ain’t no in-betweens

Oh, but I hope that you find happiness, hope you fall in love
Hope that you get everything your head’s been thinkin’ of
And when it all works out for you and all your dreams come true
Well there’s just one little thing, honey, I really hope for you

I hope you miss me, I hope you miss me like I miss, I miss you
I hope you miss me, I hope you miss me like I miss, I miss you

bridge: Gm – Cm – Gm- Cm – Cm – Eb
Oh, you and I won’t ever know
Oh no, the feeling of a lasting love
The way it felt to hold your hand for forty, fifty years I’d planned
But if every dream it has its day, how did ours just up, up, up and slip away

I hope you miss me, I hope you miss me like I miss, I miss you
I hope you miss me, I hope you miss me like I miss, I miss you

F#maj7 – C#maj7

Bbm C#
When the dealing the world has taken my last dime
Bbm C#
And I’m stumbling through the door, I hope its mine
Bbm C#
I can hear your heartbeat down the hall
Bbm C#
Through dripping sinks and paper walls
Bbm F# C#
I know you’re there in peaceful, quiet night

And you whisper lay your bones down next to mine
Confess your crimes and I will make it right
Well the world if it was up to me
Would make you king of all you see
So hush now little baby its alright

F# C#
I got a sweet, sweet, sweet lullabye

Well, I’m out there in the flood of all my time
Will I fight and drown or float on down the line?
Then I hear your voice, it sets me free
It sails on by and rescues me
Says hush now little angel dry your eyes

I got a sweet, sweet, sweet lullabye
Come sing a sweet, sweet, sweet lullabye
I got a sweet, sweet, sweet lullabye

solo: Bbm – F# – C# – G# – (A) (2nd time)

Sweet, sweet, sweet lullabye
I got a sweet, sweet, sweet lullabye
Sweet, sweet, sweet lullabye

I’ve been working the midnight shift, mainly six to three
My girl works the nine to five and she don’t see much of me
Foreman come to see me, says, “boy your wish come true,
They need a man on dayshift, name I offered up was you.”

Well boss those are the kindest words you ever said to me
‘Cause my girl works the nine to five and she don’t see much of me,
Yeah she don’t see much of me.

Thought of how I’d tell her, oh I’ll show up Friday night
Pick her up and spin her around and I’ll kiss her with all my might
She’ll say, “Honey your so crazy and you know you’re gonna be late.”
I’ll say, “Babe don’t worry about me I’m takin’ you on a date.”

Oh we’ll go out dancin’ yeah I got the whole thing planned
Best part’s when I tell her, “Hey, you’re lookin’ at a dayshift man,
Yeah, you’re lookin’ at a dayshift man.”

I go up to see her, say I got some news for you
She smiles and then she kisses me says, “I got news for you too.”
She says, “I been asking for about six weeks and oh my wish came true.
They’re movin’ me to the midnight shift so I can spend more time with you.
And Honey, oh won’t it be great, we’ll lay all day in bed.
While the whole world’s out there makin’ rent we’ll be makin’ love instead.
Yeah we’ll be makin’ love instead.”

And she says, “Honey why you look so sad, I heard you’ve news for me?”
“Oh nothing”, I say softly, “Just you won’t see much of me…
No, you won’t see much of me.”

Picked up my guitar just to pass the time
Tried to write a song but the words don’t rhyme
It’s just another sad day in my flat broke motel room
Gonna go to town, gonna hit that bar
Got a brand new shirt and my cousin’s car
Oh I been so lonely and the only thing’ll fix it is you
Cause it’s a way down here and I ain’t too clear
I been lost, so lost, it feels like years
Honey could you maybe just tell me I’m finally found

I said oh baby please don’t you like what you see
It’s just you, the earth, the sky, the moonlight and me

C’mon let your hair and your love come down
We don’t got the time to just hang around
There’s a lot of sad reasons I ain’t livin to explain
Cause sooner or later you will fall for me
We can talk about drivin or just gimme your keys
Cause moments like this don’t come round much for me
And I can’t explain just what I need
But that look in your eyes cast it’s spell on me
It’s like the whole world stopped and turned their lights down low

Tell me oh baby please don’t you like what you see?
It’s just you, the earth, the sky, the moonlight and me

I said oh baby please don’t you like what you see?
It’s just you, the earth, the sky
The Moonlight And Me

Shouldn’t talk about it, but it’s there I want to shout
Know its always on my mind
The source of my frustration may be all my ‘magination
Leaves me wondering all the time

But when you wear that simple dress and your hair is such a mess
You know I can’t look away
See me and we smile, electricity for miles
But you always walk away

Sadly its all we’ll ever be
You’re a rose in bloom, I got these thorns on me
Oh, but if you were mine
Oh, if you were mine
Oh, but if you were mine
Oh, If You Were Mine

It’s the little things that kill me though I try to feel less guilty
You know we can’t make it right
And I’ve few regrets so far but that time you left the bar
Not kissing you goodnight

And if it’s any consolation when I end this demonstration
I’ll say it was a joke
But you know they won’t believe it, they say I can’t keep a secret
I wear my heart outside my coat

Sadly its all we’ll ever be
You’re a rose in bloom I got these thorns on me
Oh, but if you were mine
Oh, if you were mine
Oh, but if you were mine
Oh, If You Were Mine

Well, take me over time goes by again
My heart spent me ‘til then
Say chapter one is almost done by when
Take my soul and begin
And I know traffic is slow
Where do I fit when all my talk is dead?

Take…take me over there I go someday
Wait in your foolish way
Fall, be now in the womb ‘til Judgment day
Make me carry this weight
And I know my patience is low
Tell me I’m not the only one who waits
Its just a little goes a long way
Just a little goes a long way
A Little Goes A Long Way

And I knew I’d find you
Right behind you
Listen to my intuition bend
Should I ask you kindly
If you wouldn’t mind me
Steppin’ on your poor heart ‘fore it mends
I heard you had no love to lend

Love…lover I’m not one to forgive
Steal my devastation
Now forget all the rules you didn’t play
We’ll meet again someday
And I know where they all go
Feelin’ like I was askin’ you to stay
But a little goes a long way
Just a little goes a long way
A Little Goes A Long Way

Up that wrinkled street
On that unbrushed lawn
There’s a sleepy house
It’s the one where I was born
It’s the one where I was born

There’s a picture there
On the wall before the stairs
There’s a boy who’s swinging
I wonder what he’s thinking
What dreams reside behind that stare?

There’s a car out back
With the engine cracked
So it won’t go back
No matter how hard I try
No matter how hard I try

I want to love like him
I want to laugh like him
I want to see the world the way he sees
Before he became me

Can I stop myself?
Can’t stop no one else
And this innocence
Was it really ever mine?
Was it really ever mine?

How could I forget this?
Or the day I learned to kiss
And every moment new
And the world it knew me too
The world it knew me too

I want to love like him
I want to laugh like him
I want to see the world the way he sees
Before he became… me
Became me

Oh I got to get away baby I know let’s leave today
Cause I can’t take this town no more
Oh I hope it’s not too late, if we could pack our bags don’t hesitate
We gotta cleanse ourselves for sure
Well you see that man right over there he got the crooked heart and the vacant stare
Well I’m scared he looks like me
Why can’t we just take him along we’ll pick up anyone whose will is strong
And in no time we’ll be free

Oh Let’s Go To Texas
Where the sky’s as big as Heaven
Oh Let’s Go To Texas
Where I know we’ll be forgiven

Let’s hop in your Cadillac we can put my guitar in the back
It’s not as far as it seems
Look at that waitress over there
She got the saddest eyes and the coolest hair
I think I know what she needs

Oh let’s take her to Texas
Where the sky’s as big as Heaven
Oh, Let’s Go To Texas
Where I know we’ll be forgiven

And I’ll wear my six-gun by my side
You could be my southern bride
And we’ll sleep under the stars
Baby it’s just down the road the Lone Star life, the Alamo
Baby tell me we can go, tell me we can go

Well I heard the greatest rumor and I hope that I’m not wrong
I heard Willie Nelson wants to cover my song
So take me to Texas, take me to Texas
Baby, take me to Texas in the morning I’ll be singin’
So take me to Texas, take me to Texas
Baby, take me to Texas in the morning we’ll be there
We’ll be there

Tell me my heart’s an open page
Tell me I won’t regret
Tell me its all because of me
But not yet, you know I might break to pieces at your whim
When you find the words to tell me we can’t win
I’ve been here before and its pouring rain again
Honey oh, honey oh just let me in

I know everyone’s lonely, everyone schemes
But I’m waiting for you whatever you need
If you wish you could see me, but can’t find the means
Just close your eyes and breathe
And meet me in your dreams

Tell me your love is not the same
Tell me it’s easy to forget
Tell me I’ve all but left your heart
But not yet, you know I might break to pieces at your whim
When you find the words to tell me we can’t win
I’ve been here before and its pouring rain again
Honey oh, honey oh just let me in

I know everyone’s lonely, everyone schemes
But I’m waiting for you whatever that means
If you wish you could see me, but can’t find the need
Just close your eyes and breathe
And meet me in your dreams

I’ve no right to say I miss you
When you’re so far, so far away
But will I ever find you here to
Close my eyes and tell me true
Say you’ll be in my dreams too
Honey, say you’ll be in my dreams too

Come on meet me in, meet me in your dreams
Come on meet me in, meet me in your dreams

I feel the wind roll round my knees
It lift me up it set me free
I have the weight of years on me
So gentle breeze, please carry me

O carry me
O carry me
O gentle breeze, please carry me
Over the sea and through the trees
O fateful breeze please carry me

Today I pray and I believe
Every good son will be redeemed
I fly alone stand by my deeds
Sweet home away please welcome me

O carry me
O carry me
Sweet gentle breeze, please carry me
Over the sea and through the trees
O fateful breeze please carry me

Words & Music by Gregg Sarfaty
© Stewsongs Publishing. All rights reserved.

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