Running

Babe I got your letter late this morning

But what you said just didn't make any sense

so I'm packing up my bags, I'm coming for you

So don't you worry that you'll be alone

I'm coming home

I started making miles outside Alabama

Thought I'd never make it past Mobile

Driving by yourself sure makes things lonely

All you seem to be is skin and bones

But I'm coming home

Baby, what's your answer? Do you know where I am?

For love is only images of your face in my mind

Can we mend our severed lines?

Dallas passed me by without a warning

and Amarillo's just 10 miles away

Tomorrow night will end this maddened journey

when I meet you will we run away from yesterday

Baby, what's your answer? Will you take me as I am?

Yes you are who I'm thinking of when I think of moving on.

You're Fine

Well I noticed darling you don't smile anymore

Got the world in your eyes

Save it all for tomorrow, well, tomorrow's today

And it's been so long since I've held you

Cast these eyes past your way

Said I'd see you tomorrow, but you're here today

Love's got mr feeling, babe, that it's been way too long

And I've been awaiting dear for this place in time

to say that I think you're fine

We can leave the children at my brother's

Take some time for ourselves

Grab a hold of that sunshine that's been gone so long

And we'll bet away for the weekend

Make some love down the road

Take our minds off tomorrow and enjoy today

Love's got me feeling babe that this is where I belong

I've been awaiting dear for this place in time

to say that I think you're fine

Set My Spirit Free

Too many years have passed mr by that could have turned out better

Wasted in my saddened haste to find a way to make it all work out

Now that I have found out how to live with me

I need someone like you to set my spirit free; set me free

Not many understand the way I need you or the way you mold my being

For no one ever held me like you do in respect to how I'm feeling

When I'm feeling low I turn my mind to you

And through your love you help me do what I must do; I need you

I'm not trying to hold your life, though some may think I do

You must be what you want to be, but all I want from you is you, is you.

Won't You Love Me 

As I lay beneath a willow, thinking oh, about the sky

Someone came upon me, smiled; said won't you love me

So we lay beneath that willow sowing all our ancient oats

Hoping for a flower to grow, but nothing grew

Did she love me, no she didn't, still she stayed with me the years

Until one day she said, I'm tired, I have to go

So I cross a million oceans and I climbed the highest hill

Searching for something I could not find, but I kept looking

Then on the day that I turned 40 I looked back on the lonely years

Wondering what it was I was searching for; it was her

As I lay beneath a willow, thinking oh, about the sky

Someone came upon me, smiled, said won't you love me

Ready to Go 

I looked up at the ceiling; I looked right at the door

I packed up my belonging and I laid them on the floor

Yeah, I'm ready to go; yeah I'm ready to go

I'm going to lay out on the highway, I'm going to roll with the hills

I'm going to fly, fly, fly, fly out of here

They say I've got to go to college, I've got to be someone

I've got to make a lot of money, find a place in the sun

Yeah, I'm ready to go; yeah I'm ready to go

I'm going to lay out on the highway, I'm going to roll with the hills

I'm going to fly, fly, fly, fly out of here

Someday I'll find the answers and I'll write them on the walls

But by then you'll think I'm crazy, so it won't matter at all

And I'm ready to go, yeah, I'm ready to go

And you can sing about your money, you can drown in your pools

I'm going to fly, fly, fly, fly my own way

Capsule 

I grabbed my bag, left the house and walked away

I couldn't face you, besides there wasn't much to say

You get too old and you find you just can't wait

to go your own way and plot the past you like to date

And the road that I travel is a dark and dusty trail

That's based on my imagination

And should I take a good look as I'm going down that trail

Will I know my destination?

She was vague yet too real to understand

I didn't know her well and there was no fire to fan

She was older and she'd seen a great deal more

I thought I'd found a world in which I could explore

But the world is a capsule holding things that never change

Vacuum memories held in silence

And if you shine the light of time they will dance and show themselves 

Then change away with your compliance

You say you know me and it's true you probably do

You say you love me when you know I don't love you

And I would stay if I knew things wouldn't change

But that never happens and there is no one to blame

And the road that I travel is a dark and dusty trail

That based on my imagination 

And if the world is growing colder am I growing colder too?

Enough to sign my resignation?

Yes, the road that I travel is a dark and dusty trail

That based on my imagination

And should I take a good look as I'm going down that trail

Will I know my destination?

Little Girl 

Are you chasing rainbows, yeah, and running to the islands, sweet

Finding all your fortunes underneath the trees?

Downy clouds roll by when you watch the sky

Telephones don't hear you, well; glasses don't obscure you, yeah

And all the children call you as you are

Tears just wipe away with a flutter of your hand

Did you realize the things you had inside

Were modestly reveled in your smile

I'd give my soul to hold you; just so I could know you

before the last autumn fades away; don't slip away

Seems like night without you; some nights I dream about you, sad

How could we doubt you go away

Till we spread your wings across the mountainside

And are you chasing rainbows, yeah; running to the islands, yeah

Finding all your fortunes underneath the trees

Downy clouds roll by when you watch the sky

Fading 

Isn't this something, here I am knowing that nothing has changed

Like the morning; taken for granted, taken in stride, so who worries 'bout the permanent?

Take things easy when you know someone's around;let the evening pass away without a sound

As I fading; fading away like the breeze; fading into your memories

Think of me always? Or maybe at times when it's just you alone

Keeping busy, that's easy to understand, after all I'm so far away

Light the candles, let them burn when I am gone; hols some silence, find the place where I belong

As I'm fading; fading away like the breeze; fading into your memories

In my dreams; you are always in my eyes; warm as summer; real as the rain falling down

In the afternoon; wet lips and velvet smiles keep me fading

Have my dreams; am I always in your eyes?

Reassuring like father's hands taking fears many years away

A hug for security keeps me fading

My life's such insanity, look at me waiting like a fool for tomorrow and whatever's waiting there

So who cares for the permanent?

Cross illusions, give me something I can hold; play the music that I sang and that I wrote

while I'm fading, fading away like the breeze; fading into your memories.