Discography

Discography

1200 Curfews

  • Release date: 1995-Oct-10
  • Label: Epic Records/Sony Music Entertainment

1200 Curfews is a live album by Indigo Girls, released in 1995. Most of the recordings come from their 1994-95 tour, with scattered earlier performances. The liner notes joke about the inclusion of the song “Land of Canaan”. The song had already appeared (in different recordings each time) on their 1985 EP, their 1987 debut album Strange Fire, and their 1989 eponymous second album.

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    Joking

    Lyrics

    You said the world was magic
    I was wide-eyed and laughing
    We were dancing up to the bright side
    Forget about your ego
    Forget about your pride
    And you will never have to compromise
    And you were only joking
    You were only joking brother

    We talked about our mothers
    Kissed the wounds of our fathers
    I could have been your sister
    I would have been your brother
    You kissed me like I was a soldier
    Headed for a war
    I dying man but I don't know what for
    And you were only joking
    You were only joking brother
    You were only joking
    (Wide-eyed and laughing)
    You were only joking brother
    (Dancing up to the bright side)

    Gravel and glass on the bottom of my feet
    I bruised my heels on the swollen street
    We were girls in bars
    Boys on the town
    Bumping like a pinball off a careless crowd
    You said good friends are hard to come by
    I laughed and bought you a beer
    It's too corny to cry
    Well sentiment given
    Oh sentiment lost
    You shake it off with a smirk and a toss
    And you were only joking
    You were only joking brother
    You were only joking
    Were only joking brother
    And you were only joking
    (gravel and glass on the bottom of my feet)
    You were only joking brother
    (I bruised my heels on the swollen street)
    You kissed me like a soldier heading for a war
    (Joking)
    I'm a dying man
    (You were only joking)
    And you were only joking
    (Don't know what for)
    (Dying man)
    You were only joking brother
    (Don't know what for)
    And you were only
    And you were only
    And you were only joking
    Brother

    One two three four

    Ah yeah

    (Wide eyed and laughing)
    Sha la
    (Dancing up to the bright side)
    Sha la
    (wide eyed and laughing)
    Sha la
    (dancing up to the bright side)

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    Least Complicated

    Lyrics

    I sit two stories above the street
    It's awful quiet here since love fell asleep
    There's life down below me though
    The kids are walking home from school

    Some long ago when we were taught
    That for whatever kind of puzzle you got
    You just stick the right formula in
    A solution for every fool

    I remember the time when I came so close to you
    Sent me skipping my class and running from school
    And I bought you that ring cause I never was cool
    What makes me think I could start clean slated
    The hardest to learn was the least complicated

    So I just sit up in the house and resist
    And not be seen until I cease to exist
    A kind of conscientious objection
    A kind of dodging the draft

    The boy and girl are holding hands on the street
    And I don't want to but I think you just wait
    It's more than just eye to eye
    Learn the things I could never apply

    I remember the time when I came so close with you
    I let everything go it seemed the only truth
    And I bought you that ring, it seemed the thing to do

    What makes me think I could start clean slated
    The hardest to learn was the least complicated
    So what makes me think I could start clean slated
    The hardest to learn was the least complicated

    I'm just a mirror of a mirror myself
    All the things that I do
    And the next time I fall I'm gonna have to recall
    It's isn't love it's only something new

    I sit two stories above the street
    It's awful quiet here since love fell asleep
    There's life down below me though
    The kids are walking home from school

    I'm remember the time when I came so close with you
    Sent me skipping my class and running from school
    And I bought you that ring cause I never was cool

    What makes me think I could start clean slated
    The hardest to learn was the least complicated
    So what makes me think I could start clean slated
    The hardest to learn was the least complicated
    The least complicated
    The least complicated

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    Thin Line

    Lyrics

    I thought the time was passed when I could
    Find beauty in a birds
    I set the stage and the scenery
    Rehearsing every word
    Yeah but when I tried to make it more
    Well it was always less
    And it’s a thin line between pleasing yourself
    And pleasing somebody else
    Oh yeah
    Oh yeah
    All right

    With my confidence on fire
    I set to fixin’ up my roles
    My separation of desires
    Just left me deeper down in the hole
    Yeah when I tried to make it more
    Well it was always less
    And it’s a thin line between pleasing yourself
    And pleasing somebody else
    Yeah and when I tried to make it more
    Well it was always less
    It’s a thin line between pleasing yourself
    And pleasing somebody else

    Now I’m tryin to get back
    To what I know that I should be
    Hoping to God that I was just
    A temporary absentee
    Yeah when I tried to make it more
    Well it was always less
    It’s a thin line between pleasing yourself
    And pleasing somebody else
    Yeah when I tried to make it more
    Well it was always less
    And it’s a thin line between pleasing yourself
    And pleasing somebody else
    Somebody else oh yeah
    Oh yeah
    All right

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    River

    Lyrics

    It's coming on Christmas
    They're cutting down trees
    Putting up reindeer
    And singing songs of joy and peace
    I wish I had a river
    I could skate away on

    But it don't snow here
    It stays pretty green
    Gonna make a lot of money
    Then I'm gonna quit this crazy scene
    And I wish I had a river
    I could skate away on

    I wish I had a river so wide
    I would teach my feet to fly
    I wish I had a river
    I could skate away on
    'cause I made my baby cry

    You tried hard to help me
    And you put me at ease
    Then loved me so naughty
    Made me weak in my knees
    And wish I had a river
    That I could skate away on

    I'm so hard to handle
    I'm selfish and i'm sad
    Now I lost the best baby
    That I ever had
    And I wish I had a river
    That I could skate away on

    I wish I had a river so wide
    I could teach my feet to fly
    I wish I had a river
    That I could skate away on
    Cause I made my baby say goodbye

    It's coming on Christmas
    They're cutting down trees
    Putting up reindeer
    And singing songs of joy and peace
    But I wish I had a river
    I could skate away on

    God I wish I had a river so wide
    I'd teach my feet to fly
    I wish I had a river
    I could skate away on
    I made my baby say goodbye

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    Strange Fire

    Lyrics

    I come to you with strange fire
    I make an offering of love
    The incense of my soil is burned
    By the fire in my blood
    I come with a softer answer
    To the questions that lie in your path
    I want to harbor you from the anger
    Find a refuge from the wrath

    This is a message
    A message of love
    Love that moves from the inside out
    Love that never grows tired
    I come to you with strange fire
    Fire

    Mercenaries of the shrine
    Now who are you to speak for god
    With haughty eyes and lying tongues
    And hands that shed innocent blood
    Now who delivered you the power
    To interpret calvary
    You gamble away our freedom
    To gain your own authority

    Find another state of mind
    You know it's time we all learned
    To grab hold
    Strange fire burns
    With the motion of love

    Fire
    Fire

    When you learn to love yourself
    You will dissolve all the stones that are cast
    Now you will learn to burn the icing sky
    To melt the waxen mask
    I said to have the gift of true release
    This is a peace that will take you higher
    Oh I come to you with my offering
    I bring you strange fire

    This is a message
    A message of love
    Love that moves from the inside out
    Love that never grows tired
    I come to you with strange fire
    Fire
    Fire
    I come to you with strange fire

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    Power of Two

    Lyrics

    Now the parking lot is empty
    Everyone's gone someplace
    I pick you up and in the trunk I've packed
    A cooler and a 2-day suitcase
    Cause there's a place we like to drive
    Way out in the country
    Five miles out of the city limit we're singing
    And your hand's upon my knee

    So we're okay
    We're fine
    Baby I'm here to stop your crying

    Chase all the ghosts from your head
    I'm stronger than the monster beneath your bed
    Smarter than the tricks played on your heart
    We'll look at them together then we'll take them apart
    Adding up the total of a love that's true
    Multiply life by the power of two

    You know the things that I am afraid of
    I'm not afraid to tell
    And if we ever leave a legacy
    It's that we loved each other well
    'Cause I've seen the shadows of so many people
    Trying on the treasures of youth
    But a road that fancy and fast ends
    Ends in a fatal crash
    And I'm glad we got off
    To tell you the truth

    'Cause we're okay
    We're fine
    Baby I'm here to stop your crying
    Chase all the ghosts from your head
    I'm stronger than the monster beneath your bed
    Smarter than the tricks played on your heart
    We'll look at them together then we'll take them apart
    Adding up the total of a love that's true
    Multiply life by the power of two

    All the shiny little trinkets of temptation
    (Make new friends)
    Something new instead of something old
    (But keep the old)
    All you gotta do is scratch beneath the surface
    (But remember what is gold)
    And it's fools gold
    (What is gold)
    Fools gold
    (What is gold)
    Fools gold

    Now we're talking about a difficult thing
    And your eyes are getting wet
    I took us for better and I took us for worse
    Don't you ever forget it
    Now the steel bars between me and a promise
    Suddenly bend with ease
    The closer I'm bound in love to you
    The closer I am to free

    So we're okay
    We're fine
    Baby I'm here to stop your crying
    Chase all the ghosts from your head
    I'm stronger than the monster beneath your bed
    Smarter than the tricks played on your heart
    We'll look at them together then we'll take them apart
    Adding up the total of a love that's true
    Multiply life by the power of two

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    Pushing the Needle Too Far

    Lyrics

    Well I woke up this morning
    Grey dawn
    With a prayer on my breath
    See I lost something precious
    And God'll save me
    From losing myself
    I said I think I know what's wrong
    I think I know what's wrong

    Now I met the queen and I understand why
    Why she closed the door
    I'm not making excuses
    But you know I've been there a few times
    You know I was
    I was knocking on the door
    I said I think I know what's wrong
    I think I know what's wrong
    Wrong wrong

    There's a man
    He lived in a house
    Had a family of five
    Well he blew up the windows and the doors
    He said "I just couldn't
    I just couldn't survive"
    We've all been removed
    In one way or another
    We don't know our families
    We don't need our brothers
    We're pushing the needle too far
    Pushing the needle too far

    Well if you wake up in the morning
    Grey dawn
    There's a prayer on your breath
    See maybe you lost something precious
    God'll save you
    From losing yourself
    I said I think I know what's wrong
    Let me hear you
    I think I know what's wrong

    There's queen who closed the door
    The family that lies
    People who turn
    The cat that has died
    A boy that odds
    A girl with a gun
    The world on its knees
    And a band on the run
    You know you'd help me more
    (The queen who closed the door)
    By not giving in
    (The family that lies)
    You know you'd help me more
    (People who turn)
    By not giving in
    (And the cat that has died)
    You know you'd help me more
    (A boy that odds)
    By not giving in
    (And a girl with a gun)
    I said you'd help me more
    (The world on it's knees)
    Now don't you give in
    (And a band on the run)
    Ah now you'd help me more
    By not giving
    I said don't you dare
    (Not giving in no)
    Don't you dare
    (Not giving in no)
    Don't you dare
    You'd help me more
    By not giving in
    I said you'd help me more
    By not giving in
    I said I
    I think I know what's wrong
    I think I know what's wrong
    We're pushing the needle too far

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    Virginia Wolf

    Lyrics

    Some will strut and some will fret
    See this an hour on the stage
    Others will not but they'll sweat
    In their hopelessness and their rage
    We're all the same the men of anger
    And women of the page

    They published your diary
    And that's how I got to know you
    The key to the room of your own and a mind without end
    And here's a young girl
    On a kind of a telephone line through time
    And the voice at the other end comes like a long lost friend
    So I know I'm all right
    Life will come and life will go
    Still I feel it's all right
    Cause I just got a letter to my soul
    And when my whole life is on the tip of my tongue
    Empty pages for the no longer young
    The apathy of time laughs in my face
    You say "each life has its place"

    The hatches were battened
    The thunderclouds rolled and the critics stormed
    The battle surrounded the white flag of your youth
    If you need to know that you weathered the storm
    Of cruel mortality
    A hundred years later I'm sitting here living proof
    So you know you're all right
    (All right)
    Life will come and life will go
    (Life will come and go)
    Still you'll feel it's all right
    (All right)
    Someone'll get a letter to your soul
    (Someone gets your soul)
    When your whole life is on the tip of your tongue
    Empty pages for the no longer young
    The apathy of time laughed in your face
    Did you hear me say "each life has its place"

    The place where you hold me
    Dark in a pocket of truth
    The moon had swallowed the sun and the light of the earth
    And so it was for you
    When the river eclipsed your life
    And sent your soul like a message in a bottle to me
    And it was my rebirth
    So we know we're all right
    (All right)
    Though life will come and life will go
    (Though life will come and life will go)
    Still you'll feel it's all right
    (All right)
    Someone'll will get a letter to your soul
    (Someone gets your soul)
    Then you know you're all right
    (When my whole life is on the tip of my tongue)
    Then you feel you're all right
    (Empty pages for the no longer young)
    And your hear dry you eyes
    (You said)
    And you know it's all right
    (Each life has it's place)
    And your hear dry your eyes
    (You said)
    And you know it's all right
    (Each life has it's place)
    And it's all right
    (It'll be all right)

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    Jonas and Ezekial

    Lyrics

    I left my anger in a river running highway 5
    New hampshire, vermont, bordered by
    College farms, hubcaps, and falling rocks
    Voices in the woods and the mountaintops

    I used to search for reservations and native lands
    Before I realized everywhere I stand
    There have tribal feet running wild as fire
    Some past life sister of my desire

    [Chorus]
    Jonas and Ezekiel hear me now
    Steady now and don't come out
    I'm not ready for the dead to show it's face
    Whose turn is it anyway?
    Anyway?

    Now when I was young my people taught me well
    Give back what you take or you'll go to hell
    It's not the devil's land, you know it's not that kind
    Every devil I meet becomes a friend of mine
    Every devil I meet is an angel in disguise

    [Chorus]

    White, chain, rope, fear
    (hush my darling)
    Be still my dear

    A bullet in the head, now he's dead
    A friend of a friend, someone said
    He was an activist with a very short life
    I think there's a lesson here - he died without a fight

    In the war over land where the world began
    Prophecies say it's where the world will end
    But there's a tremor growing in our backyard
    Fear in our heads, fear in our hearts
    Prophets in the graveyard

    [Chorus]

    Jonas and Ezekiel hear me now
    Steady now I feel your ghost about
    I'm not ready for the dead to show it's face
    Whose angel are you anyway?

    I said there's prophets in the graveyard
    (now I walk in beauty)
    Prophets in the graveyard
    (beauty is before me)
    Prophets in the graveyard
    (beauty is behind me)
    (above and below me)

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    Tangled Up In Blue

    Lyrics

    early one morning the sun was shining
    i was laying in bed
    wondering if she'd changed at all
    if her hair was still red
    her folks they said our lives together
    sure was gonna be rough
    they never did like mama's homemade dress
    papa's bank book wasn't big enough
    me i'm standing on the side of the road
    rain falling on my shoes
    i'm heading out to the east coast
    lord knows i've paid some dues
    getting through
    tangled up in blue

    she was married when we first met
    soon to be divorced
    i helped her out of a jam i guess
    but i used a little too much force
    and we drove that car as far as we could
    abandoned it out west
    we split up on a sad dark night
    both agreeing it was best
    she turned around and looked at me
    as i was walking away
    then i heard her say over my shoulder
    we'll meet again someday
    on the avenue
    tangled up in blue

    i was living in the great north woods
    working as a cook for a spell
    i never did like it all that much
    and one day the axe just fell
    so i drifted down to new orleans
    where i happened to be employed
    yeah i was working for a while on a fishing boat
    right outside of de la croix
    and all the while i was alone
    the past was close behind
    i'd seen a lot of women
    but she never escaped my mind
    and i just grew
    tangled up in blue

    she was working at a topless bar
    and i stopped in for a beer
    i just kept looking at the side of her face
    in the spotlight so clear
    now later on as the crowd thinned out
    and i was just about to do the same
    yeah but she was standing there at the back of my chair
    she said don't i know your name
    well i muttered something underneath my breath
    she studied the lines on my face
    i must admit i felt a little uneasy
    when she bent down to tie the laces
    of my shoes
    we were tangled up in blue
    i know i know i know

    she lit a burner on the stove
    and offered me a pipe
    i thought you'd never say hello she said
    you look like the silent type
    and then she opened up a book of poems
    and handed it to me
    written by an italian poet
    from the 13th century
    every one of his words rang true
    and glowed like burning coal
    pouring off every page
    like it was written in my soul
    from me to you
    tangled up in blue
    yeah yeah

    i lived with them on montague street
    in a basement down the stairs yeah
    there was music in the cafes at night
    and revolution in the air
    that's when he started into dealing with slaves yeah
    something inside of her died just died
    and she had to sell everything she owned
    and she froze up inside
    finally the bottom fell out
    i became withdrawn
    the only thing i knew how to do
    was to keep on keepin' on
    like a bird that flew
    tangled up in blue
    oh yeah

    now i'm headed back again
    i gotta get to her somehow
    and all the people we used to know
    they're an illusion to me now
    some are mathematicians
    some are carpenter's wives
    i don't know how they all got started
    i don't know what they're doing with their lives
    but me i'm still on the road
    headed for another joint
    we always did feel the same
    we just saw it from a different point
    of view
    tangled up in blue
    i know i know i know
    yeah yeah oh yeah

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    World Falls

    Lyrics

    I'm coming home with a stone, strapped onto my back
    I'm coming home with a burning hope turning all my blues to black.
    I'm looking for a sacred hand to carve into this stone.
    A ghost of comfort, Angel's Breath - to keep this life inside my chest.
    This world falls on me with hopes of immortality
    Everywhere I turn all the beauty just keeps shaking me.

    I woke up in the middle o f a dream, scared the world was too much for me.
    Sejarez said, "Don't leg go, just plant the seeds and watch them grow."
    I've slept in rainy canyon lands, cold drenched to my skin.
    I always wake to fin a face to calm these troubled lands.
    This world falls on me with hopes of immortality
    Everywhere I turn all the beauty just keeps shaking me.

    Running, end, earth, swimming, edge, sea, laughing, under, starry sky
    This world was meant for me.
    Don't bury me, carry me.
    I wish I was a nomad, an Indian, or a saint.
    The edge of death would disappear, leave me nothing to taint.
    I wish I was a nomad, an Indian, or a saint.
    Give me walking shoes, feathered arms, and a key to heaven's gate.
    This world falls on me with hopes of immortality
    Everywhere I turn all the beauty just keeps shaking me.

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    Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

    Lyrics

    Indian legislation's on the desk of a do right congressman
    And he don't know much about the issues so he picks up the phone
    And asks the advice of the senator out in Indian country
    A darling of the energy companies ripping off
    What's left of the reservation

    I learned the safety rule
    I don't know who to thank
    Don't stand between the reservation
    And the corporate bank
    They're sending federal tanks
    It isn't nice but it's reality

    Bury my heart at wounded knee
    I said deep in the earth
    Won't you cover me with pretty lies
    Bury my heart at wounded knee

    We got these energy companies
    Who want to take the land
    And we got churches by the dozens
    Trying to guide our hands
    And turn our mother earth
    Over to pollution war and greed
    No no

    Bury my heart at wounded knee
    Bury my heart at wounded knee
    I said deep in the earth
    Bury my heart at wounded knee
    Won't you cover me with pretty lies
    Bury my heart at wounded knee
    Bury my heart at wounded knee

    We got the federal marshals
    We got the covert spies
    We got the liars by fire
    And the FBI
    They lie in court and get nailed
    And still Leonard Peltier goes off to jail
    (the bullets don't match the gun)

    Bury my heart at wounded knee
    An eighth of the reservation
    Bury my heart at wounded knee
    Was transferred in secret
    Bury my heart at wounded knee
    We got your murder and intimidation
    Bury my heart at wounded knee

    My girlfriend anna may
    Talked about uranium
    Her head was full of bullets
    And her body dumped
    The FBI cut off her hands
    And told us she died of exposure

    To bury my heart at wounded knee
    Bury my heart at wounded knee
    I said deep in the earth
    Bury my heart at wounded knee
    Won't you cover me with your pretty lies
    Bury my heart at wounded knee
    Bury my heart at wounded knee
    Bury my heart at wounded knee
    Talk about a revolution
    They stole my land
    They won't steal my soul

    We had the gold rush wars
    Why didn't we learn to crawl'
    And now our history gets written in a liar's scrawl
    They tell me "don't be so uptight
    I mean honey you can still be an Indian
    Down at the y on saturday night''

    Bury my heart at wounded knee
    Bury my heart at wounded knee
    I said deep in the earth
    Bury my heart at wounded knee
    Won't you cover me with your pretty lies
    Bury my heart at wounded knee
    Bury my heart at wounded knee

    Bury my heart
    It was an eighth of the reservation
    Bury my heart
    Yeah was transferred in secret
    Bury my heart
    Got your murder, murder, murder and intimidation
    Bury me
    Bury me
    Bury me
    Bury my heart
    Bury my heart
    Bury my heart
    Bury my heart

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    Ghost

    Lyrics

    There's a letter on the desktop that I dug out of a drawer
    The last truce we ever came to
    In our adolescent war
    And I start to feel the fever
    From the warm air through the screen
    You come regular like seasons
    Shadowing my dreams

    And the Mississippi's mighty
    But it starts in Minnesota
    At a place that you could walk across
    With five steps down
    And I guess that's how you started
    Like a pinprick to my heart
    But at this point you rush right through me
    And I start to drown

    And there's not enough room
    In this world for my pain
    Signals cross and love gets lost
    And time passed makes it plain
    Of all my demon spirits
    I need you the most
    I'm in love with your ghost
    I'm in love with your ghost

    Dark and dangerous like a secret
    That gets whispered in a hush
    (don't tell a soul)
    When I wake the things I dreamt about you
    Last night make me blush
    (don't tell a soul)
    And you kiss me like a lover
    Then you sting me like a viper
    I go follow to the river
    Play your memory like a piper

    And I feel it like a sickness
    How this love is killing me
    I'd walk into the fingers
    Of your fire willingly
    And dance the edge of sanity
    I've never been this close
    I'm in love with your ghost

    Unknowing captor
    You never know how much you
    Pierce my spirit
    But I can't touch you
    Can you hear it
    A cry to be free
    Oh I'm forever under lock and key
    As you pass through me

    Now I see your face before me
    I would launch a thousand ships
    To bring your heart back to my island
    As the sand beneath me slips
    As I burn up in your presence
    And I know now how it feels
    To be weakened like Achilles
    With you always at my heels

    This bitter pill I swallow
    Is the silence that I keep
    It poisons me I can't swim free
    The river is too deep
    Though I'm baptized by your touch
    I am no worse than most
    In love with your ghost

    You are shadowing my dreams
    (In love with your ghost)
    (In love with your ghost)
    (In love with your ghost)

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    Dead Man's Hill

    Lyrics

    We were down at dead man's hill
    Smoking vines like cigarettes
    Looking through the trashy mags
    Trying to feel what's coming next
    You told me of crashing cars
    Older brothers and late night bars
    I told you what I feel most
    And you kept it like a ghost forever

    Don't you write it down
    Remember this in your head
    Don't take a picture
    Remember this in your heart
    Don't leave a message
    Talk to me face to face
    Talk to me face to face

    Lying on the bright blue jumping mat
    Dinner bell is ringing
    Barking dogs and model planes
    And the sound of passing trains
    We watch for bonfires in the sky
    On the beach in July
    Spin the bottle steal the kiss
    Postcards to the one I miss forever
    The one I miss forever

    Don't you write it down
    Remember this in your head
    Don't take a picture
    Remember this in your heart
    I'll leave a message
    When everything comes apart
    (Talk to me face to face)
    (Talk to me face to face)
    (Everything comes apart)
    I'll leave a message
    When everything comes apart

    I remember cats on fire
    Gasoline a burning spiral
    Standing underneath the night
    Fighting back with all my might
    Empty cans and charred remains
    Find them in the heat of day
    On the top of dead man's hill
    This is what I know of shame forever

  15. Play

    I Don't Wanna Know

    Lyrics

    Well you followed me this far
    Did you find out what's inside
    Can you tell me what I'm doing
    Is it something I should hide
    I don't know for sure
    I don't wanna find out what I left there for

    I'm not scared and I'm not lonely
    Saving all my money or my breath
    I'm not looking for an answer
    Or anyone to second guess no

    You told me all your secrets
    And I filled you up with lies
    Now I'm living honestly
    Because I said goodbye
    I can't go home anymore
    I don't wanna find out what I left there for

    I'm not scared and I'm not lonely
    Saving all my money or my breath
    I'm not looking for an answer
    I'm not asking anyone to second guess

    I was losing all my senses
    I was losing all control
    It was getting so offensive
    Now you want me back for more
    And I just won't go

    If you think you know the answers
    You've got a lot of gall
    Cause it gives you satisfaction
    Knowing nothing at all
    I don't care anymore
    And I don't wanna find out what I left there for
    What I left there for

    I'm not scared and I'm not lonely
    Saving all my money or my breath
    I'm not looking for an answer
    I'm not asking anyone to take a second guess no

    I'm not scared and I'm not lonely
    Saving all my money or my breath yeah
    I'm not looking for an answer
    I'm not asking anyone to take a second guess no
    Take a second guess yeah
    Take a second guess yeah
    (Hey)
    Take a second guess yeah
    (Hey)
    Take a second guess yeah
    Take a second guess
    (I can't talk to you)
    Take a second guess
    (Yeah, yeah I know)
    Take a second guess
    (Well I gotta go okay)
    Take a second guess
    Take a second guess
    (Over one billion served)
    Take a second guess
    Oh yeah

  16. Play

    Galileo

    Lyrics

    Galileo's head was on the block
    The crime was lookin' up the truth
    And as the bombshells of my daily fears explode
    I try to trace them to my youth

    How long 'til my soul gets it right
    Can any human being ever reach that kind of light
    I call on the resting soul of Galileo king of night vision
    King of insight

    And then you had to bring up reincarnation
    Over a couple of beers the other night
    And now I'm serving time for mistakes
    Made by another in another life time

    How long 'til my soul gets it right
    Can any human being ever reach that kind of light
    I call on the resting soul of galileo king of night vision
    King of insight

    I'm not making a joke
    You know me I take everything so seriously
    If we wait for the time till all souls get it right
    Then at least I know there'll be no nuclear annihilation in my life time
    I'm still not right

    And then I think about my fear of motion
    Which I never could explain
    Some other fool across the ocean years ago
    Must have crashed his little airplane

    How long 'til my soul gets it right
    Can any human being ever reach that kind of light
    I call on the resting soul of galileo king of night vision
    King of insight

    I offer thanks to those before me
    That's all I've got to say
    'Cause maybe you squandered big bucks in your lifetime
    Now I have to pay

    How long till my soul gets it right
    Can any human being ever reach that kind of light
    I call on the resting soul of galileo king of night vision
    King of insight

    But then again it feels like some sort of inspiration
    To let the next life off the hook
    Or she'll say look what I had to overcome from my last life
    I think I'll write a Book

    How long 'til my soul gets it right
    Can any human being ever reach that kind of light
    I call on the resting soul of galileo
    King of night vision king of insight

    How long 'til my soul gets it right
    Can any human being ever reach the highest light
    Except for Galileo, God rest his soul
    King of the night vision, king of insight
    How long
    How long

  17. Play

    Down By The River

    Lyrics

    Be on my side, I'll be on your side
    There is no reason for you to hide
    It's so hard, staying here all alone
    You could be taking me for a ride

    She could drag me over the rainbow
    Send me away
    Down by the river, I shot my baby
    Down by the river, dead

    Take my hand, I'll take your hand, baby
    Together we may get away
    This much madness is too much sorrow
    It's impossible to make it today, oh baby

    She could drag me over the rainbow
    Send me away
    Down by the river, I shot my baby
    Down by the river, dead

    Be on my side, I'll be on your side
    Baby, there ain't no reason for us to hide
    It's so hard, staying here all alone
    You should be taking me for a ride, oh baby

    She could drag me over the rainbow
    And send me away
    Down by the river, I shot my baby
    Down by the river, I shot my baby

    You take my hand and I'll take your hand baby
    Together we may get away
    This much madness is too much sorrow
    It's impossible to make it today
    This much madness is too much sorrow
    It's impossible to make it today
    Down by the river
    Close

  18. Play

    Love's Recovery

    Lyrics

    During the time of which I speak
    It was hard to turn the other cheek
    To the blows of insecurity
    Feeding the cancer of my intellect
    The blood of love soon neglected
    Lay dying in the strength of its impurity
    Meanwhile our friends we thought were so together
    They've all gone and left each other
    In search of fairer weather
    And we sit here in our storm and drink a toast
    To the slim chance of love's recovery

    There I am in younger days, star gazing
    Painting picture perfect maps
    Of how my life and love would be
    Not counting the unmarked paths of misdirection
    My compass, faith in love's perfection
    I missed ten million miles of road I should have seen
    Meanwhile our friends we thought were so together
    Left each other one by one on the road to fairer weather
    And we sit here in our storm and drink a toast
    To the slim chance of love's recovery

    Rain soaked and voice choked
    Like silent screaming in a dream
    I search for our absolute distinction
    Not content to bow and bend
    To the whims of culture that swoop like vultures
    Eating us away, eating us away
    Eating us away to our extinction

    Oh how I wish I were a trinity
    So if I lost a part of me
    I'd still have two of the same to live
    But nobody gets a lifetime rehearsal
    As specks of dust we're universal
    To let this love survive
    Would be the greatest gift that we could give
    Tell all the friends who think they're so together
    That these are ghosts and mirages
    All these thoughts of fairer weather
    Though it's storming out I feel safe within the arms
    Of love's discovery

  19. Play

    Land Of Canaan

    Lyrics

    You can go to the east to find your
    Your inner hemisphere
    You say we're under the same sky babe
    Your bound to realize honey it's not that clear
    I'm not your promised land oh no
    I'm not your promised one
    I'm not the land of Canaan sweetheart
    Waiting for you under the sun

    I'm lonely tonight
    I'm missing you now
    I'm wanting your love
    And you're giving it out
    I'm lonely tonight
    I'm lonely tonight
    I'm lonely tonight

    Well, the meanings changed
    For what it's worth
    It's just a senseless game
    Well I should think of love
    But it's fear every time I hear
    Honey your heartbeat strain
    It's not the fallen man
    It's not the call of time
    It's just the London skyline sweetheart
    Telling me you're not mine

    I'm lonely tonight
    I'm missing you now
    I'm wanting your love
    And you're giving it out
    I'm lonely tonight
    I'm lonely tonight
    I'm lonely tonight

    My blood is running dry
    My skin is, my skin is growing thin
    For every time you find yourself
    You loose a little bit of me honey from within
    It's just a raging cycle
    Why can't we bring it all to the end of the line
    From inside this existence, sweetheart
    Time is not on my side

    I'm lonely tonight
    I'm missing you now
    I'm wanting your love
    And you're giving it out
    I'm lonely tonight
    I'm lonely tonight
    I'm lonely tonight

    I'm not your promised land
    (I'm lonely tonight)
    I'm not your promised one
    (Honey I'm trying to tell you that I'm lonely tonight)
    I'm not your promised land
    I'm not your promised one
    I'm not the land of Canaan
    (I'm lonely tonight)
    I'm not your land of Canaan
    (I'm lonely tonight)
    I'm not the land of Canaan sweetheart
    Waiting for you under the sun
    I'm lonely tonight

  20. Play

    Mystery

    Lyrics

    Each time you'd pull down the driveway
    I wasn't sure when I would see you again
    Yours was a twisted blind sided highway
    No matter which road you took then
    Oh you set up your place in my thoughts
    Moved in and made my thinking crowded
    Now we're out in the back with the barking dogs
    My heart the red sun
    Your heart the moon clouded
    I could go crazy on a night like tonight
    When summer's beginning to give up her fight
    And every thought's a possibility
    And the voices are heard but nothing is seen
    Why do you spend this time with me
    Maybe an equal mystery

    So what is love then is it dictated or chosen
    (Handed down and made by hand)
    Does it sing like the hymns of 1000 years
    Or is it just pop emotion
    (Handed down and made by hand)
    And if it ever was there and it left
    Does it mean it was never true
    And to exist it must elude
    Is that why I think these things of you
    I could go crazy on a night like tonight
    When summer's beginning to give up her fight
    And every thought's a possibility
    And the voices are heard but nothing is seen
    Why do you spend this time with me
    May be an equal mystery

    But you like the taste of danger
    It shines like sugar on your lips
    And you like to stand in the line of fire
    Just to show you can shoot straight from you hip
    There must be a 1000 things you would die for
    I can hardly think of two
    But not everything is better spoken aloud
    Not when I'm talking to you

    Oh the pirate gets the ship and the girl tonight
    Breaks a bottle to christen her
    Basking in the exploits of her thief
    She's a very good listener
    Maybe that's all that we need
    Is to meet in the middle of impossibility
    We're standing at opposite poles
    Equal partners in a mystery
    (Handed down and made by hand)

    We're standing at opposite poles
    Equal partners in a mystery

  21. Play

    This Train Revised

    Lyrics

    It's a fish white belly
    A lump in the throat
    Razor on the wire
    Skin and bone
    Piss and blood
    In a railroad car
    100 people
    Gypsies queers
    And David's star

    This train is bound for glory
    This train is bound for glory
    This train is bound for glory
    This train

    Measure the bones
    Count the face
    Pull out the teeth
    Do you belong
    To the human race
    Doctor doctor
    Are you unkind
    Do you shock the monkeys
    Cover our eyes
    With clear blue skies

    This train is bound for glory
    This train is bound for glory
    This train is bound for glory now
    This train

    Here is a dancer
    Who has no legs
    Here is a teacher
    Who has no face
    Here is a healer
    Who has no hands
    Here is a runner
    Who has no feet
    Here is a thinker
    Who has no head
    Here is a builder
    Who has no back
    Here is a writer
    Who has no voice
    These are the questions
    These are the answers
    Stacked like wood

    This train is bound for glory
    This train is bound for glory
    This train is bound for glory now
    This train

    This train is bound for glory
    This train gonna carry my mother
    This train is bound for glory
    This train gonna carry my father
    This train is bound for glory now
    This train gonna carry my sister
    This train
    This train gonna carry my brother
    (here is a teacher)
    [stacked like wood)
    This train gonna carry my sister
    (Here is a healer)
    (Stacked like wood)
    This train gonna carry my brother
    (This is a builder)
    This train gonna carry my sister
    (Gypsies queers and David's star)
    This train is
    This train is bound for glory

    These are the questions
    Stacked like wood
    These are the answers
    Here is potential gone for good

  22. Play

    Back Together Again

    Lyrics

    Leaving ain't fair you know
    Parting ain't just
    People got to move on
    People got to do what they must
    And we're back together again
    And I'm never gonna lose you as a friend

    Growing up free
    Growing up wild
    If you want to know the secret behind the smile
    You got to ask a Tuesday's child
    And we're back together again
    And I'm never gonna lose you as a friend

    Well I guess that highway got a hold of me
    Thinking crazy thoughts like it was going to set me free

    This ain't my place you know
    This ain't my home
    And I'm not going to feel right
    Til you get us back behind the microphones
    And we're back together again
    And I'm never gonna lose you as a friend
    No I'm never gonna lose you as a friend
    No I'm never gonna lose you as a friend

  23. Play

    Language Or The Kiss

    Lyrics

    I don't know if it was real or in a dream
    Lately waking up I'm not sure where I've been
    There was a table set for six and five were there
    I stood outside and kept my eyes upon that empty chair
    And there was steam on the windows from the kitchen
    Laughter like a language I once spoke with ease
    But I'm made mute by the virtue of decision
    And I choose most of your life goes on without me
    Oh the fear I've known
    That I might reap the praise of strangers
    And end up on my own
    All I've sown was a song
    But maybe I was wrong

    I said to you the one gift which I'd adore
    The package of the next 10 years unfolding
    But you told me if I had my way I'd be bored
    Right then I knew I loved you best born of your scolding
    When we last talked we were lying on our backs
    Looking at the sky through the ceiling
    I used to lie like that alone out on the driveway
    Trying to read the Greek upon the stars
    The alphabet of feeling
    Oh I knew back then
    It was a calling that said if joy then pain
    The sound of the voice these years later
    Is still the same

    I am alone in a hotel room tonight
    I squeeze the sky out but there's not a star appears
    Begin my studies with this paper and this pencil
    And I'm working through the grammar of my fears
    Oh mercy what I won't give
    To have the things that mean the most
    Not to mean the things I miss
    Unforgiving the choice still is
    The language or the kiss

  24. Play

    Chicken Man

    Lyrics

    I am an only child born of the wild
    Riddled to spend my time defending the land
    You are the only one born in the sun
    Riddled to spend your time defending my plan

    Dead dog on the highway
    Median cats are growling at me
    I turn my lights on brighter
    I'm counting through the night ride

    And it's one more life for the taker (Chickenman Chickenman)
    And it's one more song for the maker(Chickenman Chickenman)

    On the road to Athens
    I saw a dead deer on the highway
    I slipped into a desert
    I killed five prairie dogs and a rabbit

    I was running down on Queen Street
    I saw a woman on the sidewalk
    She was beaten by a stranger
    Danger danger danger

    And it's one more life for the taker (Chickenman Chickenman Chickenman hold my hand)
    And it's one more song for the maker (Hold my hand Chickenman)

    I was on the road to Austin
    I met this man on the highway
    He sold me junk and conversation
    He was wise and dirty from the weather

    I said darkness goes into darkness
    All the carnage of my journeys
    Makes it hard to keep on giving
    He said you got a lot of road left child, you better start living

    Give me one more life then, he said you gotta pay for that Chickenman
    Give me one more song then, he said you gotta pay for that too Chickenman
    Give me one more, one more, Chickenman Chickenman Chickenman hold my hand

    I am an only child born of the wild
    Riddled to spend my time defending the land
    You are the only one born in the sun
    Riddled to spend your time defending my plan

    I went looking for a car, found myself beneath the stars
    I went looking for a girl, found a man and his world
    Chickenman Chickenman Chickenman hold my hand
    Chickenman Chickenman Chickenman hold my hand
    I am an only child hold my hand
    I am an only child hold my hand

    I went looking for a car, found myself beneath the stars
    I went looking for a girl, found a man and his world
    Chickenman Chickenman Chickenman hold my hand
    Chickenman Chickenman Chickenman hold my hand

    Chickenman Chickenman Chickenman hold my hand (hold my hand)
    Chickenman Chickenman Chickenman hold my hand (hold my hand)
    Chickenman Chickenman Chickenman hold my hand (hold my hand)

  25. Play

    Midnight Train To Georgia

    Lyrics

    L.A. proved too much for the man
    (too much for the man)
    (he couldn't make it)
    So he's leaving the life he's come to know
    (he said he's going)
    He said he's going back to find
    (going back to find)
    What's left of his world
    The world he left behind
    Not so very long ago
    Oh yeah

    He's leaving
    (leaving)
    On that midnight train to georgia
    (leaving on a midnight train)
    Oh yeah
    Oh y'all
    Said he's going back to find
    (he's going back to find)
    A simpler place and time
    (and when he takes that ride)
    Yes he is
    (guess who's gonna be right by his side)
    I'll be with him
    (I know you will)
    On that midnight train to Georgia
    (leaving on a midnight train to Georgia)
    (whoo whoo)
    I'd rather live in his world
    (live in his world)
    Than live without him in mine
    (world, world)
    (it's his, his and hers alone)

    He kept dreaming
    (dreaming)
    That one day he'd be a star
    (a superstar but he didn't get far)
    But he sure found out the hard way
    That dreams don't always come true
    (dreams don't always come true)
    Oh no
    (uh uh no uh uh)
    So he sold all his hopes
    And he even sold his own car
    And bought a one way ticket back
    To the life that he once knew
    Oh yes he did
    He said he would

    I know he's leaving
    (leaving)
    On that midnight train to georgia
    (leaving on a midnight train)
    Oh yeah
    Oh y'all
    Said he's going back to find
    (he's going back to find)
    A simpler place and time
    (and when he takes that ride)
    Yes he is
    (guess who's gonna be right by his side)
    I've got to be with him
    (I know you will)
    On that midnight train to Georgia
    (leaving on the midnight train to Georgia)
    (whoo whoo)
    I'd rather live in his world
    (live in his world)
    Than live without him in mine
    (world, world)
    (it's his, his and hers alone)

    He's leaving
    (he's leaving)
    On a midnight train to Georgia
    (leaving on a midnight train)
    Oh yeah
    He said he's going back to find
    (he's going back to find)
    A simpler place and time
    (and when he takes that ride)
    (guess who's gonna be right by his side)
    I've got to be with him
    (I know you will)
    On that midnight train to Georgia
    (leaving on a midnight train to Georgia)
    (whoo whoo)
    I'd rather live in his world
    (live in his world)
    Than live without him in mine

    (world, world)
    (is his, his and hers alone)
    (world is his)
    (his and hers alone)
    (all aboard)
    (one world)
    (her man, his girl)
    I've got to go
    (all aboard)
    Ive got to go
    (one world)
    I've got to go
    (her man, his girl)
    I've got to go
    (all aboard)
    I've got to go
    (one world)
    I've got to go right now
    (her man, his girl)
    (all aboard)
    (one world)
    (her man, his girl)
    (all aboard)
    (one world)
    (her man, his girl)

  26. Play

    Closer To Fine

    Lyrics

    I'm tryin' to tell you somethin' 'bout my life.
    Maybe give me insight between black and white.
    And the best thing you've ever done for me
    Is to help me take my life less seriously.
    It's only life after all.

    Well darkness has a hunger that's insatiable,
    And lightness has a call that's hard to hear.
    I wrap my fear around me like a blanket.
    I sailed my ship of safety till I sank it.
    I'm crawling on your shores.

    I went to the doctor, I went to the mountains
    I looked to the children, I drank from the fountain.
    There's more than one answer to these questions
    Pointing me in a crooked line.
    And the less I seek my source for some definitive,
    The closer I am to fine. The closer I am to fine.

    I went to see the Doctor of Philosophy
    With a poster of Rasputin and a beard down to his knee.
    He never did marry or see a B-Grade movie.
    He graded my performance, he said he could see through me.
    I spent four years prostrate to the higher mind,
    Got my paper and I was free.

    I went to the doctor, I went to the mountains
    I looked to the children, I drank from the fountain.
    There's more than one answer to these questions
    Pointing me in a crooked line.
    And the less I seek my source for some definitive,
    The closer I am to fine. The closer I am to fine.

    I stopped by the bar at three A.M.
    To seek solace in a bottle, or possibly a friend.
    I woke up with a headache like my head against a board,
    Twice as cloudy as I'd been the night before.
    And I went in seeking clarity.

    I woke up with a headache like my head against a board,
    Twice as cloudy as I'd been the night before.
    And I went in seeking clarity.
    I go to the doctor, we go to the mountains.
    We look to the children, we drink from the fountain.
    We go to the Bible, we go through the work out.
    We read up on revival, we stand up for the lookout.
    There's more than one answer to these questions
    Pointing me in a crooked line.
    And the less I seek my source, the closer I am to fine.

  27. Play
    Studio Version

    Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

    Lyrics

    Indian legislation's on the desk of a do right congressman
    And he don't know much about the issues so he picks up the phone
    And asks the advice of the senator out in Indian country
    A darling of the energy companies ripping off
    What's left of the reservation

    I learned the safety rule
    I don't know who to thank
    Don't stand between the reservation
    And the corporate bank
    They're sending federal tanks
    It isn't nice but it's reality

    Bury my heart at wounded knee
    I said deep in the earth
    Won't you cover me with pretty lies
    Bury my heart at wounded knee

    We got these energy companies
    Who want to take the land
    And we got churches by the dozens
    Trying to guide our hands
    And turn our mother earth
    Over to pollution war and greed
    No no

    Bury my heart at wounded knee
    Bury my heart at wounded knee
    I said deep in the earth
    Bury my heart at wounded knee
    Won't you cover me with pretty lies
    Bury my heart at wounded knee
    Bury my heart at wounded knee

    We got the federal marshals
    We got the covert spies
    We got the liars by fire
    And the FBI
    They lie in court and get nailed
    And still Leonard Peltier goes off to jail
    (the bullets don't match the gun)

    Bury my heart at wounded knee
    An eighth of the reservation
    Bury my heart at wounded knee
    Was transferred in secret
    Bury my heart at wounded knee
    We got your murder and intimidation
    Bury my heart at wounded knee

    My girlfriend anna may
    Talked about uranium
    Her head was full of bullets
    And her body dumped
    The FBI cut off her hands
    And told us she died of exposure

    To bury my heart at wounded knee
    Bury my heart at wounded knee
    I said deep in the earth
    Bury my heart at wounded knee
    Won't you cover me with your pretty lies
    Bury my heart at wounded knee
    Bury my heart at wounded knee
    Bury my heart at wounded knee
    Talk about a revolution
    They stole my land
    They won't steal my soul

    We had the gold rush wars
    Why didn't we learn to crawl'
    And now our history gets written in a liar's scrawl
    They tell me "don't be so uptight
    I mean honey you can still be an Indian
    Down at the y on saturday night''

    Bury my heart at wounded knee
    Bury my heart at wounded knee
    I said deep in the earth
    Bury my heart at wounded knee
    Won't you cover me with your pretty lies
    Bury my heart at wounded knee
    Bury my heart at wounded knee

    Bury my heart
    It was an eighth of the reservation
    Bury my heart
    Yeah was transferred in secret
    Bury my heart
    Got your murder, murder, murder and intimidation
    Bury me
    Bury me
    Bury me
    Bury my heart
    Bury my heart
    Bury my heart
    Bury my heart

  28. Play

    Go

    Lyrics

    Through the dust bowl
    Through the debt
    Grandma was a suffragette
    Blacklisted for her publication
    Blacklisted for my generation
    Go go go

    Raise your hands
    Raise your hands high
    Don't take a seat
    Don't stand aside
    This time
    Don't assume anything
    Just go go go

    Feed the fire
    And fan the flame
    I know you kids can stand the rain
    I know the kids are still upsetters
    'cause rock is cool but the struggle is better
    Go go go

    And raise your hands
    Raise your hands high
    Don't take a seat
    Don't stand aside
    This time
    Don't assume anything
    I said this time
    Now don't assume anything
    Just go

    The truth is I was afraid
    I felt inferior
    I felt I excelled in competing with others and I knew instantly that these people were not competing at all, that they were acting in a strange, powerful trance of movement together
    And I was filled with longing to act with them and with the fear that I could not

    Did they tell you it was set it stone
    That you'd end up alone
    Use your years to psyche you out
    You're too old to care
    You're too young to count

    Did they tell you, you would come undone
    When you try to touch the sun
    Undermine the underground
    You're too old to care
    You're too young to count

    I said go go go

    I said this time
    Don't assume anything
    Just go go go
    Go go go
    Go go go

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