Swamp Guy Kayton

Everything Must Go

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  • 03:43 Download Lyrics
    Without You

    The world turns without me
    I know I’m not the key
    I can rise above
    I can drown in the sea
    I can rise above

    What more can I ask for
    Than to have all I need
    Take a look around around me
    Tell me what you see
    Take a look around

    Take a look at my life
    Tell me what it would be like, without you

    Choke on words I’d like to say
    They mean too much anyway
    I think about think about you
    I never find the time to say
    I’m thinking bout’ you

    Take a look at my life
    Tell me what it would be like, without you

    Sit and watch the world turn
    It goes by so fast
    There’s so much to learn
    From the pain of the past
    There’s so much to learn

    Take a look at my life
    Tell me what it would be like, without you

    Follow in your footsteps
    Or be what I will be
    Wherever I go
    You’ll be inside me
    Wherever I go

    Take a look at my life
    Tell me what it would be like, without you
    Take a look at my life
    Tell me what it would be like, without you

     

  • 05:08 Lyrics
    Black Eyed Moon

     

    Rains coming down

    Wind she moan and cry

    Up to the roof top

    Water she still rise

    Against a black-eyed moon

     

    Sittin’ with a box

    Look’n through my life

    Countin’ lucky stars

    Prayin’ to the night

    Against a black-eyed moon

    Hear me sing

     

    I’m a gonna

    I’m a gonna go

    I’m a gonna go

    I’m a gonna go to heaven

    When I die

     

    Rain takes the 9th

    Wind she takes the blame

    40 years without a change

    The water leaves a stain

    Against a black-eyed moon

     

    Hear him sing

    I’m a gonna

    I’m a gonna go

    I’m a gonna go

    I’m a gonna go to heaven

    When I die

     

    Hear'm sing

    I’m a gonna

    I’m a gonna go

    I’m a gonna go

    I’m a gonna go to heaven

    When I die

     

    The world turns an eye

    The country’s off track    

    Bruised and discolored

    People will come back

     

    Hear'm sing

    I’m a gonna

    I’m a gonna go

    I’m a gonna go

    I’m a gonna go to heaven

    When I die

     

    I’m a gonna

    I’m a gonna go

    I’m a gonna go

    I’m a gonna go to heaven

    When I die

     

  • 04:44 Lyrics
    Crazy World

    Wind and snow and rain

    Like nothing I’ve ever seen

    Planet’s on the run

    Hiding from the sun

    Change has come

    Like a runaway train                                      C

     

    A crazy world as far as I can see

    A crazy world going round on me

    I don’t know what I would do

    I don’t know what I would do

    I don’t know what I would do

    Without you

     

    Sticks and stones and words

    Like prayers never heard

    In the name of god

    Evil verses good

    Misunderstood

    Like a mockingbird

     

    A crazy world as far as I can see

    A crazy world going round on me

    I don’t know what I would do

    I don’t know what I would do

    I don’t know what I would do

     

    Out amongst the stars   

    Things seem so far  

    You make the world go away 

    You make the world go away         

    You make the world go away          

    A crazy world

  • 04:25 Lyrics
    East Virginia

    I was born in East Virginia

    North Carolina I did go

    There I met a fair young madden

    Name and age I do not know

     

    On her feet she wore these slippers

    In her hair she wore a bow

    An how I loved that brown eyed darling

    No one In this world could know

     

    Her hair it was an auburn color

    Lips they were a ruby red

    On her breast she wore white roses

    Where I long to lay my head

     

    I know her parents seem to like me

    I hope her friends all feel the same

    If I’m written down in your book love

    Won’t you please plot out my name

     

    I was born in East Virginia

    North Carolina I did go

    There I met a beautiful young woman

    Name and age now I know

     

  • 04:36 Lyrics
    Everything Must Go

    Sittin in the thicket

    listen to the crickets

    peakin thru the pickets

    loadin up my musket

    firein off my rocket

    life is just a target

     

    Livin’ in the swamp everything must go

     

    Cuttin up a pallet

    Chopin with my hatchet

    Buildin me a casket

    Angry as a hornet

    Hanging on bracket

    Lookin for an exit

     

    Wrapped in a blanket

    Sittin on the summit

    Spitin in a bucket

    welcome to my pulpit

    waitin on a prophet

    Now I see the spirit

     

    Na    Na Na  Na        Na Na Na

     

    Cuttin up a rabbit

    Pretty as a parrot

    fry it in the skillet

    smokin little snippets

    Chewing on a giblet

    Like a little piglet 

     

    countin single digits

    Heatin up my planet

    changin up my climate

    It’s the only ticket

    who’s the little culprit

    Dirty little maggot

     

    Think I blown a gasket

    Must a short circuit

    I might be a hermit

    I’m not a little puppet

    Losen up your socket

    Smoke a little wicket

     

    Na    Na Na  Na        Na Na Na

     

  • 05:12 Lyrics
    Somewhere Between the Blues and You

    Some days are so empty

    I never get anything done

    Some ways I’m slowly

    Fading in the sun

    As I wonder aimlessly along

     

    Somewhere between the blues and you

    I lit the sky and burnt down a rainbow

    I lit the sky and burnt down a rainbow

     

    Devil did the dancing

    Wearing my mortal skin

    I realize what is golden

    It’s fool’s gold in the end

    As I reach for a shooting star

     

    Somewhere between the blues and you

    I lit the sky and burnt down a rainbow

    I lit the sky and burnt down a rainbow

     

    Somewhere between the blues and you I lost your heart

     

    These days I’m wishful

    For sunshine in the rain

    I will not be foolish

    If you walked my way again

    Now I know your love was pure

     

    Somewhere between the blues and you

    I lit the sky and burnt down a rainbow

    I lit the sky and burnt down a rainbow

     

    Somewhere between the blues and you

    I lit the sky and burnt down a rainbow

    I lit the sky and burnt down a rainbow

     

     

  • 04:34 Lyrics
    Mama's Gone to Memphis

    Mama's gone to Memphis

    Say’s she’s got the blues

    Mama’s gone to Memphis

    Say’s she’s got the blues

    She say’s Lord knows

    You know I need a break

    I’ve had all his lovin’ I can take

     

    Daddy's gone insane

    All he can do is drink

    Daddy’s gone insane

    All he can do is drink

    He said Lord knows

    She stabbed my heart with a steak

    I hope that woman sees her mistake

     

    Daddy's gone to Memphis

    She’s gonna she love is true

    Daddy's gone to Memphis

    She's gonna she love is true

    He said Lord knows

    I can’t believe my eyes

    Doggone woman’s got a brand new guy

     

    It’s just a song she sings

    I’m lovin’ the blues

     

    Mama's Crusin’ Memphis

    Ridin’ in a Lincoln Town car

    Mama's Crusin’ Memphis

    Ridin’ in a Lincoln Town car

    Daddy says Lord knows

    Money can change your class

    It just can’t change the fact you’re an ass

     

    It’s just a song she sings

    I’m lovin’ the blues

     

    Mama’s gone to Memphis

    Say’s she’s got the blues

    Mama’s gone to Memphis

    Say’s she’s got the blues

    She say’s Lord knows

    I feel I’m all alone

    I’ve lost my man and my way home

     

    It’s just a song she sings

    I’m lovin’ the blues

  • 04:10 Lyrics
    Man on the Street

    Passed a man on the street today

    Pushin’ all he owned in a shopping cart

    Every stitch of clothes on his back

    Holes in his shoes and in his sole

    He turned to me and he said

    Can you spare some change

    Can you spare some change

    Can you spare some change

    How lucky can I be

    To have a place, to call home

     

    Passed a man on the street today

    I wanted to run and hide

    Get out of the wind and rain

    But I look at him and his pain

    He turned to me and he said

    Can you spare some change

    Can you spare some change

    Can you spare some change

    How lucky can I be

    To have a place, to call home

     

    Home

    Home

    Home

    I can run but I can’t hide

    I can run but I can’t hide

    I can run but I can’t hide

     

    Passed a man on the street today

    Gave him my coast and my hat

    Shoes and the shirt off my back

    Reached deep down in my pocket

    I turned to me and he said

    I can spare some change

    I can spare some change

    I can spare some change

    How lucky can I be

    To have a place, to call home

    How lucky can I be

    To have a place, to call home

     

    Passed a man on the street today

  • 05:20 Lyrics
    Never in a Million Years

    The road looks like glass

    Lights stretch so far

    I can see in the past

    I’m a curve that life

    Straightened out real quick

    Hit and run that night

     

    Never in a million years

    Will I see the light of day shine in my eyes                        

     

    Alcohol put’m in the grave

    Run them right off the road                                                        

    Some folks can’t be saved

    River of blood pours

    Work of the devil is done

    Nothing scared anymore

     

    Never in a million years

    Will I see the light of day shine in my eyes                        

     

    An eye for an eye

    A Truth or lies

    What is the price we pay 

     

    Evil son’s dirty tricks

    Takes a life and lives

    How do I come to grips

    Hanging on a testament and will

    Silence is a mighty long rope

    Hell waits for those who kill

          

    Never in a million years

    Will I see the light of day shine in my eyes                        

     

    Never in a million years

    Never in a million years

    Never in a million years

    Never in a million years

    Will I see the light of day shine in my eyes                        

     

  • 03:38 Lyrics
    One in Every Crowd

    The elephants walk down the street to the big show

    And the clowns follow behind sweeping up

    She’s a heavy set black headed white woman

    Grows a beard longer than any man I know

     

    Tigers roll down the street in great big cages

    You can see the fear in every little kid’s eyes

    But there followed by silly little faces

    Big and small full of color one in every size

     

    There’s one for a smile, one for frown

    One to lift you up, one to bring you down

    One in every crowd makes the world go round

     

    Standing on a stump talking to the congregation

    They’ll tell you whatever you want to hear, whatever it cost

    You’ll cheer to the way the words prompt you

    What you don’t know you might believe if you hear it enough

     

    There’s truth and justice and sneaky little devils

    They’ll beat a dead horse as long as they can ride it

    Money breeds votes it takes a lot to get a low paying job

    Change is an agenda on a ticket, somebody’s trying to raffle

     

    There’s one for a smile, one for frown

    One to lift you up, one to bring you down

    One in every crowd makes the world go round

     

    Life is a traveling circus everywhere you go

    Bumper sticker says life’s a bitch but you know

    It’s what you do between now till then to ease the ride                         

    You’re a fish out of water or a thorn in somebody’s side 

     

    Teach an old dog new tricks don’t mean he’ll come back

    Wallace and Grommet went to the moon instead of Wisconsin

    That’s putting a chicken before the egg, like a pig in the breeze

    I might sound a little confused, but life is like that

     

    There’s one for a smile, one for frown

    One to lift you up, one to bring you down

    One in every crowd makes the world go round

    Go Round

     

  • 06:00 Lyrics
    All for Nothing

    Theres a bottle and a pay check

    Just a family who’s dad is sick

    Handouts and hand-me-downs

    They can bring smiles 

    But they only last a while

     

    We ignore and close our eyes

    Teach ourselves to tell lies

    Self-esteem and great big dreams

    They can disappear

    With every ounce of fear

     

    Oh what a shame

    To watch it all

    Go down the drain

    Cause it’s all for nothing

    And it’s nothing for it all

     

    It’s a disease that kills families

    Social events that make enemies

    Embarrassment and humiliation aren’t easy to take

    And love is hard to break

     

    Oh what a shame

    To watch it all

    Go down the drain

    Cause it’s all for nothing

    And it’s nothing for it all

     

    We can hide it the closet

    We just can’t forget about it

    Ignorance or addiction, you can’t blame yourself

    But you can’t blame no body else

     

    Oh what a shame

    To watch it all

    Go down the drain

    Cause it’s all for nothing

    And it’s nothing for it all

     

    Theres a bottle and a pay check

    Just a family who’s dad is sick

     

  • 03:02 Lyrics
    Gone to Hell

    Pull myself up dust myself off

    Walk around the house to I get cooled off

    Yea yea     yea yea

    What'm I gonna do it’s all gone to hell

     

    Take a good look what you’ve done

    You better haul ass cause I’m getting my gun

    Yea yea     yea yea

    You know I’ve heard it all before 

     

    Turn yourself around I’m a count to ten

    When I’m done I won’t have a friend

    Yea yea     yea yea

    Use to be the best now you’re dead

     

    Should’ve known better to come around here

    Think’n I’m gone when I’m drink cheap beer

    Yea yea     yea yea

    Sleepin’ with a woman in another man’s bed 

     

    Now I’m walking circles don’t know what to do

    Solved my problem but I think I’m screwed

    Oh no     oh no

    She’s lying there and I’m holding my gun

     

    Pull myself up dust myself off

    Walk around the block to I get cooled off

    Yea yea     yea yea

    She’s holding my hand and we’re all gone to hell

    All gone to hell

     

NOTES
Swamp Guys music is deep, dark and depressing with songs written about pain and heart ache from alcoholism in “All for Nothing” to watching the floods in New Orleans with “Black Eyed Moon”. Songs written about childhood memories, like when a couple of friends were killed by a hit and run driver, “Never in a Million Years”, to the frustration of one bad apple spoiling the whole bunch in "One in Every Crowd". There are …
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