MENOMONEE ROAD

I’ve been trying to put my past away

Throw it to the fire and send it up in flames

Everything I chased now chasing me

Ready for the change and haunted by the speed

 

I’m on the run, yeah I’m on the run

One hand on the wheel and the other on the gun

I raise the dead when I lay the rose

Now I’m running from the ghost of Menomonee Road

 

Burning like a fever, shadows on the stone

Fire in the sky so the stars don’t burn alone

Whiskey on my breath and the bottle’s on the seat

Pardoned of my debt and cured of my disease

 

I’m on the run, yeah I’m on the run

One hand on the wheel and the other on the gun

I raise the dead when I lay the rose

Now I’m running from the ghost of Menomonee Road

 

ROSE MARIE

She grew up in a cab in New York City

Always wishing for a home

We made plans to meet in Kansas

As I landed, she’d already gone

 

She’s been somewhere ‘round the bend

Somewhere only God knows when

I made this bed I’m laying in

She falls in and out of love

I was born to chase the sun

I guess I’ll burn myself again

 

I’ve got a lot of things to tell her

So I wrote a letter to the road

Somewhere alone out on the highway

She’ll put my memory to a traveler’s song

 

She’s been somewhere ‘round the bend

Somewhere only God knows when

I made this bed I’m laying in

She falls in and out of love

I was born to chase the sun

I guess I’ll burn myself again

 

LESS THAN PERFECT

Somewhere along the line

You and I both knew

We were just passing time

Tonight, the future’s on my mind

While the fire in your eyes starts to fade

 

We keep searching for that lovin’

But there ain’t too much of it left to find

 

I won’t settle for anything less than perfect honey, I won’t

We’ve been living a little bit short of worth it honey, I know

 

I surrender, to end the fight

In a world of black and white,

We’re stuck in the grey

Truth be told, babe, I thought I could see

You standing close to me

And all I believe

 

But we keep searching for that lovin’

When there ain’t too much of it left to find

 

I won’t settle for anything less than perfect honey, I won’t

We’ve been living a little bit short of worth it honey, you know

Tonight, I’m leaving these emotions far behind

To find what’s standing in-between your heart and mine

And I will walk away for now, and for the better