Baby Don't Look Down

by Carey Murdock

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released December 25, 2011

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Track Name: Gambler
I’d relive it in a minute
The things I’d do just to bring you back
It was a golden summer
That became a glorious fall

My biggest fault was that I did not heed the signs

I take the gambling wheel and spin it
I’m gonna see where my true luck lies
I take all my dough and spend it
On loose women and cheap wine

It’s not that I did not see the signs
I just didn’t read ‘em right

I take a girlfriend and we’re drinking
I’m gonna see where my true love lies
We take a taxi cab believin'
Our dreams dump us at a trucker’s lodge

Then the morning comes and finds us all undressed
We scramble to cover the parts that we did not share
We put on our smiles our makeup hides our cracks
We step out into the dawn

I’d relive it in a minute
The things I’d do just to bring you back
It was a golden summer
That became a glorious fall
Track Name: Don't Look Down
In the howlin' winds and starless nights
She often wonders who she is
Lying awake her dreams all slumbering
Timid to walk out on the edge

Baby, don’t look down

In and out of tears, she lets her thoughts vent here
As I comb her brunette hair
She’s come a long, long way and knows we’re prone to break
But its not over when we fall

Baby, don’t look down
‘cause things are looking up

In four years she wed and set sail with her boy
And happily took him as her man
But the tides have ebbed and his anger reared its head
And she’s scared the ship won’t survive the storm

Baby, don’t look down
‘cause things are looking up
Track Name: Baby My Heart
Baby my heart feels like a vineyard in a winepress
Have you ever felt this
What it’s like to have your life squeezed out

Baby my heart it was wounded in the conquest
Do you think I’ll ever find rest
Or maybe a place to heal

Now that I’m alone
Facing life out on my own
Oh darling, won’t you answer me this
Was it you that I, or I that you possessed

Baby last night knocked me over like a first kiss
And babe if I had one wish
It would be to keep these lights smashed out

You can nurse your pride when he goes running for the hillsides
That’s when you’ll know my insides
And what it’s like to have your heart torn out

And now that you’re alone
Facing life out on your own
Oh darling, won’t you answer me this
Was it you that I, or I that you possessed
Track Name: Nobody Like My Girl
You can take me to the mountains
Take me to the highest peak
Stand me up on the top of the world as the sun goes to sleep
And try to tell me there's no more beautiful thing

But its nothing like my girl
Nothing like my girl

You can take me to the beaches
A million women laying in the sand
The sun-kissed dowry of God
Play on my instincts as a man
You tell me to
"Cast your eyes on what you want and reach out your hands"
But I say, "You don't understand"

There's nobody like my girl
Nobody like my girl

The way she loves me is something I can't ask for
It pulls me under and lifts the outside weights off my shoulders
The change in me the world sees on my face everyday
And they'll know what she knows

There's nobody like my girl
Nobody like my girl
Track Name: Silvergirl
New York was cold when I got here from Boston
With the snow coming down on Seventh Street
I had come to make something out of myself
And all the lights were within my reach

Me and Alan, we went walking through the canyons
With the critics and the flashbulbs on our heels
And in time I became the canvas
When I got dressed I wore their eyes

I lived in silver I wrote the headlines
I lived my life and paid the price
But when all of this is over I'll leave only good wishes behind

Now space and time can do a number on a body
And our eyes see their share of good and bad
I know that life has not always been my lover
But I love it still the same for what it is

I lived in silver I wrote the headlines
I lived my life and paid the price
But when all of this is over I'll leave only good wishes behind

And when all of this is over I'll leave only good wishes behind
Track Name: Travelin' Road
Started out in Tallulah
Followed the river to the sea
Headed north up the Carolina coast
Running with the ocean breeze

Set my feet on a travelin’ road
Places between where I call home
Set my feet on a travelin’ road
Places between where I call home

We ditched the boat and we moved inland and ended up in Tennessee The strength of the country stars
Good hard drinks in the road-side bars
I raise my glass to new friends I meet

Baby set my feet on a travelin’ road
It’s a joy that only ramblers know
Set my feet on a travelin’ road
Places between where I call home

When the night comes upon you
And the Dixie spirits begin to move
There in the church of pines from way down low your prayers arise
Southern winds deliver me

Set my feet on a travelin’ road
Places between where I call home
Tomorrow I’ll be a little farther along
Running on with a travelin’ song

It’s a joy that only ramblers know
The trail I take is my own
Baby set my feet on a travelin’ road
Places between where I call home
Track Name: These Things Will Drag You Down
You only live once
So don't waste your time standing in line
Waiting for a sign to move your legs to walk that mile
Forget this town
You've been here far too long

These Things Will Drag You Down

You only live once
So don't waste your love
Giving to those who won't grasp its worth
Yeah she'll give you directions and he will make demands
So much noise but the only voice you need to hear is your own

These Things Will Drag You Down
Track Name: Carli
Carli was my childhood sweetheart
Growing up in a small town
We would go off and lay down in the tall grass
Tell our secrets when nobody was around

She wanted to be an actress
Play a role up on a Broadway stage
I just wanted to go to New York
‘Cause I felt that all my dreams were waiting there for me

The summers passed, the years got older
And time, well it went by like it does
My love was leaving for the City
And I feared that there would be no more of us

Oh that night I wept my eyes dry
I cried “Oh New York why did you steal from me my only love?
And I swear one day I will come to you
So that I can live among my dreams”

Oh the nights that I’d get lonely
And read the letters and the Christmas cards she’d send to me Then I’d close my eyes and wish that she was here
And that all my dreams weren’t all so far away

It was December in one of my low times
I heard a knock upon the door
I opened it to see my Carli
And I said, “I thought you were in New York”

And she said, “Darlin’, don’t be foolish
I came to spend my holiday with you
I wanted to feel at home this Christmas
And the only place I’ve felt that is with you”

Oh Carli, how I love you
You make all my dreams come true
I swear I will always remember
The Christmas that you brought New York to me
Track Name: Sometimes
Sometimes life’s uncertain
Sometimes you don’t know where to turn
Sometimes life leaves you hurtin’
Broken down on the side of the road

(Chorus)
Stand up and look ahead
Where there were shadows there’s light instead
The clouds are breaking the sun’s shining through
Don’t give up hope this storm will pass soon

Sometimes the unexpected happens
And all our loved ones seem to go
Sometimes all our friends betray us
And life seems like its gonna be a lonesome road

(Chorus)

All in all the good memories will last
Travel with us and help the hard times to pass
I can still see your smile I can still feel your kiss
You loved life so much how can I ever quit

(Chorus)
Track Name: Carey Murdock, Cary Ann Hearst - Young Love (featuring Cary Ann Hearst)
I was a valley girl smitten to dance
I was a young boy thought I’d take the chance
Eyes full of wonder and love I was just stepping out in the world
I asked her to step out with me
Things ain’t been the same since she took my hand

I took you by my side
I took you in and called you mine
You’re everything to me

Young love… Young love...
Don’t lead me wrong

We settled into a place of our own
And began our lives by the heat of love’s fire
But it doesn’t take to much living to know
How much those flames require
Pretty soon all the demands of this world were bearing down
I didn’t know what to do
You collapsed on the couch next to me
I said “Baby, let me work on you”

I took you by my side
Took you in called you mine
You’re everything to me

Young love… Young love...
Don’t lead me wrong

I am a valley girl I do my best to hold up my man
my life grown full of briars and thorns I cried
“God when am I gonna have an answered prayer?”
I was laying on my side of the bed
When I heard him say low “My answer is here.”
I reached out in the darkness and she took my hand

Young love… Young love... Lead me on
Young love… Young love... Don’t lead us wrong
Track Name: Augusta
A southern belle, I crossed you in the moonlight
Turned 'round to find you had not gone
The things I had were all words that you had gave me
The things I’d lost you had retired

Heading downtown I’m going to walk the river
Come from Eighth and turn down Broad
I call up my friends and gather them around me
Visit my old familiar haunts

Some folks I meet they don’t have anything to say about you
That I could take home to my ma
But I’m not swayed, Babe, they can speak themselves blue
It doesn’t change who you are

You’re the one that stands behind me
When the dark thunder clouds roll
You’re the place that’s always open to welcome me back home
You’re a thousand streetlights shining
On all the roads I walk alone
My fair Augusta, my steady queen, my lady luck

If you’ve got a queen you’ve got to treat her like one
If you want that queen to shine
The one I’ve seen standing so proudly on the fall line
She don’t want to be outdone

She’s a golden lass
With eyes that you can run to
And you can take that to your ma
And if you’re ever blue
Maybe you can start to find your way home
And lay down some Georgia roots

And let her...
Be the one that stands behind you
When the dark thunder clouds roll
Be the place that’s always open to welcome you back home
‘Cause there’s a thousand streetlights shining
On all the roads you walk alone
She’s the name that’s always mentioned when our story’s told

And she smells of sweet magnolias if my memory holds
Her music is moving through me like the Gospel songs of old
She’s standing there behind me as the dark thunder clouds roll
She’s a thousand streetlights shining on all the roads I walk alone
And her arms are wide open to welcome me back home
My fair Augusta, my steady queen, my lady luck