Discography

Discography

Come On Now Social

  • Release date: 1999-Sep-28
  • Label: Epic Records/Sony Music Entertainmen

Come On Now Social is the seventh studio album by Indigo Girls, released in 1999.

  1. 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

  2. Play

    Soon To Be Nothing

    Lyrics

    Kelly mountain road
    Saw a heavy load
    With a sagging heart
    And a break apart
    Voices in me
    Stood as thick as thieves
    With no sympathy
    For the beggars art
    I have passed these pines
    'bout a million times
    Effortlessly
    (effortlessly)
    Now I grip the wheel
    Fear is what I feel
    At the slow unraveling of
    (slow unraveling of)
    Me
    (me)
    (ah)
    (ah)

    But you tell me it's temporary
    (tell me it's temporary)
    It's a matter of time
    (it's a matter of time)
    By god
    Don't you think I know it's in my mind
    (in my mind)
    And it's right over left
    (right over left)
    And healing the then
    (healing the then)
    I'll soon be to nothing
    But I don't know when

    Well the way I flee
    (daylight)
    On my crooked feet
    Barn happy horse
    (fading)
    On a one-track course
    Then I self despise
    (daylight)
    Cryin' out my eyes
    'cause the happy trail
    (fading)
    Led me to remorse,
    But the road is long
    (but the road is long)
    And the song is gone
    I blow empty
    In my cicada shell
    If I saw my choice
    (if I saw my choice)
    I might find my voice
    But I don't know when
    (don't know when)
    And I just can't tell
    (just can't tell)
    (ah)
    (ah)

    You tell me it's temporary
    (tell me it's temporary)
    It's a matter of time
    (it's a matter of time)
    By god
    Don't you think I know it's in my mind
    (in my mind)
    It's right over left
    (right over left)
    And healing the then
    (and healing the then)
    I'll soon be to nothing
    But I don't know when

    Deep behind my face
    Is a safer place
    But old gears are hitched tight
    To the gate
    It's a daily grind
    Waiting to unwind
    Till I hear that click
    That unlocks my fate
    (ah)
    (ah)

    Yeah
    But you tell me it's temporary
    (but tell me it's temporary)
    And it's a matter of time
    (and it's a matter of time)
    By god
    Don't you think I know it's in my mind
    It's right over left
    (it's right over left)
    And healing the then
    (and healing the then)
    I'll soon be to nothing
    (i'll soon be to nothing)
    But I don't know when
    I'll soon be to nothing
    (i'll soon be to nothing)
    But I don't know when
    I'll soon be to nothing
    But I don't know when
    (but I don't know when)

  3. Play

    Gone Again

    Lyrics

    Think I'll bag that trip for two
    Pack it up to kakadu
    Honey, it's not for the weather
    Or the lack of loving you
    I got all this in between
    Something I did not forsee
    All the deals I made don't matter
    If I can't just let you be

    Gone again
    Gone again
    There ain't no way
    That I'm gonna let this heart mend
    Gone again

    I walked in king's cross for awhile
    Gave a junkie girl a smile
    We both traded in for danger
    Or the company of strangers
    She said all her family
    Was at the welfare agency
    Then she swindled my last twenty
    For a kiss and some poetry

    Gone again
    Gone again
    'cause there ain't no way
    That I'm gonna let this heart mend
    Gone again

    If I don't make kakadu
    I'll be at the rainbow room
    And I'll be courting some disaster
    With the melbourne wrecking crew
    Honey all this is to say
    That every dog don't got it's day
    If we take the love we're given
    (take the love)
    And we throw it all away

    It's gone again
    It's gone again
    'cause there ain't no way
    That I'm gonna let this heart mend
    It's gone again
    It's gone again
    'cause there ain't no way
    That I'm gonna let this heart mend
    Gone again

  4. Play

    Trouble

    Lyrics

    Trouble came around here
    Here in the south we fix something to eat
    Steam risin' up off the greenery
    And we welcome the strangers we meet

    Alien sick growing in these walls
    Like moss in a crack that time made
    I brush a guy in the airport
    Whistling it's a small world after all
    And the prices are higher
    But the kids still selling lemonade

    Get to the point of it
    (get to the point of it)
    Get to the sense of it
    (get to the sense of it)
    I'm in a hurry
    To get through it

    I am in trouble
    (i am in trouble)
    I am in trouble
    (i am in trouble)

    A hurricane flag flappin' in a bad storm
    Same color of the spider underneath my nail that bit me in my dream
    And who would take out the dominican republic
    And send god's sweet children floating down a poison stream

    A secret society of conference rooms
    I pledge my allegiance to the dollar
    And when the clergy take a vote oh the gays will pay again
    Yeah 'cause there's more than one kind of criminal white collar

    So get to the point of it
    (get to the point of it)
    Get to the sense of it
    (get to the sense of it)
    I'm in a hurry to get through it

    One day the war will stop
    And we'll grow a peaceful crop
    And a girl can get a wife
    And we can bring you back to life

    Sacks of flour and rice or poker chips
    Greasy palms or systems underhanding
    (...shelter...)
    And maybe we'll take a walk on pluto
    Yeah but be no closer to the understanding
    (...what I wish...)

    Get to the point of it
    (get to the point of it)
    Get to the sense of it
    (get to the sense of it)
    I'm in a hurry to get through it

    Yeah

    I am in trouble
    (i am in trouble)
    I am in trouble
    (i am in trouble)
    I am in trouble
    (i am in trouble)
    I am in trouble
    (i am in trouble)
    Trouble
    (trouble)
    Trouble
    (trouble)
    Trouble
    (trouble)
    Trouble
    (trouble)
    Ah

  5. Play

    Sister

    Lyrics

    Sister I'm heading out of alabama
    So you better think fast
    The wind is gonna pick me up now
    And the rain won't slack
    I'm heading down to georgia
    So don't lose track
    Of where you've been and where you're going now
    Who you've seen and what they lack
    And why you come undone
    Every time you go there
    You come undone

    Yeah
    Yeah

    I know your heart's in danger
    And so is your life
    I said you learn to trust a stranger
    And stop and rest for the night
    Set your sight up in the headlight
    Well the moon won't be enough
    (sister)
    And light the embers of another
    And the night won't won't seem so rough
    Sister

    Ah
    There was a bloody beast of burden
    (i wish I was a mother)
    On a dark texas road
    (with a baby at my breast)
    A woman in a family way
    (i am just a farmer)
    And a car that lost control
    (with a milkcow and a mess)
    I'm studying the distance
    (i wish I was a mother)
    Between the blanket and the gun
    (with a baby at my breast)
    I got ten hours to natchez
    (i am just a farmer)
    And another ten home
    (with a milkcow and a mess)
    Well I'm goin' home
    Yes

    I know your heart's in danger
    (sister)
    And so is your life
    (sister)
    I say learn to trust a stranger
    (learn to trust)
    And stop and rest for the night
    Set your sight up in the headlight
    Yeah the moon won't be enough
    And light the embers of another
    And the night won't seem so rough
    Sister
    Go ahead
    I said come on
    Ah oh yeah
    Ah oh yeah
    Ah oh yeah
    Ah oh yeah

    I said it's trust that brought me here
    And trust will bring me home

  6. Play

    Peace Tonight

    Lyrics

    Honey pick the red corner shoes
    The ones that hardly ever get used
    I knelt in front of my whole collection
    And I'm picking you a special selection
    On a no news is good news middle of mid-year day
    I feel no ill with time to kill I want to play

    Let's make peace tonight
    (let's make peace tonight)
    The moon is bare and shining bright
    (moon is shining bright)
    Let's make peace tonight in a good time
    (let's make peace tonight)

    I'm callin' on my good friends today
    You know the drive's about an hour away
    And we'll be pitching up a tent by the trees
    And we'll be wading in the river to our knees
    Oh now love's been planted and we're checking out the yield
    It's two black dogs and a white one their running in the field

    Let's make peace tonight
    (let's make peace tonight)
    The moon is bare and shining bright
    (moon is shining bright)
    Well let's make peace tonight in a good time
    (let's make peace tonight)

    Oh
    Oh
    Oh

    Well we used to have some money but we spent it
    (used to have some money but we spent it)
    Yeah so when we want to have it then we rent it
    (when we want to have it we rent it)
    But we're cuttin' up the rug and I know you love me love me
    (we're cuttin' up the rug and I know you love me)
    And the best of everything here is free
    (everything here is free)
    Oh when things get messy then we tidy up the room
    We'll be no stranger to that dustpan and the broom

    Let's make peace tonight
    (let's make peace tonight)
    The moon is bare and shining bright
    (moon is shining bright)
    Let's make peace tonight
    (let's make peace tonight)
    The moon is bare and shining bright
    (moon is shining bright)
    Let's make peace tonight in a good time
    (let's make peace tonight)

  7. Play

    Ozilline

    Lyrics

    "he did, he observed Saturday as the sabbath"
    "what, what kind of faith does that make him?"
    "Uh, he didn't have one"
    "oh, O-K"
    "He didn't believe in any one thing,
    he would go out on the street and all the kids would play the
    with a drum like thing, some kind of an instrument, yeah,
    and mama played the organ.
    she had a organ and she played that and she got a real big kick out of it."

    Oh Ozilline
    The moon is almost full
    And you don't need a torchlight
    To see into these woods
    Now sister bring the medicine
    To keep you from decline
    But it's the waxing and the waining
    That's always on your mind

    [Chorus]
    I said, oh Ozilline
    (Oh Ozilline)
    I feel for you
    I said, oh Ozilline
    (Oh Ozilline)
    I feel for you

    As soon as the corn's in
    The deer will come to feed
    And when the berry ripens
    The bird will come to eat
    You build by the river
    It's pretty but you'll pay
    'Cause the springtime brings the flood plain
    And your cutbank washes away

    [Chorus]

    I had to put the dog down
    Before I hit the road
    Yeah I watched that sweet old life
    Become a bag of bones
    So when you're body's broken
    And your heart wants to give in
    And you hear that hoot owl callin'
    Just like she was a friend

    [Chorus]

    I said Ozilline she don't let you cry
    If you ask her where it hurts
    I said Ozilline she don't let you cry
    If you ask her where it hurts
    She said what a blessed sky

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    We Are Together

    Lyrics

    The girl's known trouble
    The wind's to blame
    It blew her to anytown usa
    That's my middle name

    And where we go
    Remains nameless
    A motion picture
    Alive and frameless

    And we are together
    Finally
    And the dog caught up with
    The rabbit is laughing hysterically
    And we are together
    You and me
    Yeah eah ah
    Yeah

    We are together
    Together

    She's got that sadness
    She twinkles like a witch
    And you conjure a love spell
    I'm gonna give a five-year itch
    Low to the ground
    High in the holler
    (we are together)
    In any old February
    (together)
    Hot under the collar
    (collar)

    And we are together
    Finally
    And the dog caught up with
    The rabbit is laughing hysterically
    And we are together
    You and me
    Yeah
    Yeah

    The setting sun at sadness beach
    Just in view and out of reach
    Resign myself to solitude
    When love is hard to get and rude
    And though I said I did not care
    (oh oh oh oh)
    It was way before we'd gotten there
    Winded by the fruitless chase
    (oh oh oh oh)
    Until I saw you face to face
    (face to face)

    Together
    Finally
    And the dog caught up with
    The rabbit is laughing hysterically
    And we are together
    You and me
    (the whole world)

    We are together
    Finally
    (finally, finally)
    And the dog caught up with
    The rabbit is laughing hysterically
    And we are together
    You and me
    Yeah
    Yeah
    Yeah

  9. Play

    Cold Beer And Remote Control

    Lyrics

    All of my days have been misspent
    Stuffing out the sofa and the antenna's bent
    Inside my heart's bustin' out at the seams
    I work for the impossible american dream

    I got a job at the grocery store
    A few bucks an hour and not much more
    The world comes in just to take things away
    They eat it all up and then they sleep into day

    I try not to care I would lose my mind
    Running 'round the same thing time after time
    Only two things bound to soothe my soul
    Cold beer and remote control

    Now once upon a time I was nobody's fool
    (once upon a fool)
    Two jobs and showing up for school
    I guess it comes apart so little by little
    You don't know your there till your stuck in the middle
    I try not to care I would lose my mind
    Running 'round the same thing time after time
    And only two things bound to soothe my soul
    Cold beer and remote control

    Sit down
    (sit down sit down)
    The room is dark
    (the room is dark)
    The blurry graffiti on the benches
    Across at the public park
    The plastic's black and buttoned
    (the plastic's black)
    The haze is blue
    (the haze is blue)
    And all I want is nothing to do

    'cause it's a long walk to the bus stop
    It's a long wait for the turning clock
    It's a two-tired car sitting up on the blocks
    And things I put aside like that pile of rocks

    I try not to care I would lose my mind
    Running 'round the same thing time after time
    And only two things bound to soothe my soul
    Cold beer and remote control

    Yes I try not to care I would lose my mind
    (all of my days have been misspent)
    Running round the same thing time after time
    (stuffing out the sofa and the antennas bent)
    And only two things bound to soothe my soul
    (inside my hearts busting out at the seams)
    Cold beer and remote control
    (i work for the impossible american dream)
    Yeah

    Cold beer and remote control
    (i said I guess it comes apart so little by little yeah)
    Yeah
    Beer and remote control
    (i said I guess it comes apart so little by little yeah)
    Yeah

  10. Play

    Compromise

    Lyrics

    You wear
    The cloth
    Of finest lands
    The touch of women the toil of hands

    Undress
    Me now
    Before I bend
    From the weight of everyman

    When I'm walking through this world
    I need to hold your hand
    Let me take you on this ride
    I hope you understand
    I'm not asking for a compromise

    Now you
    Defend
    Exhume
    Begin again
    It's the riddle of a skeleton

    We're all
    Diseased
    So count the coup
    I can't image stopping you

    When I'm walking through this world
    I need to hold your hand
    Let me take you on this ride
    I hope you understand
    I'm not asking for a compromise

    So the earth
    We scorch
    We breath
    Find some comfort on our knees

    You find
    Your worth
    In words that wind
    Pleasures I don't comprehend

    When I'm walking trough this world
    I need to hold your hand
    Let me take you on this ride
    I hope you understand
    I'm not asking for a compromise
    Asking for a compro
    Asking for a compromise
    Close

  11. Play

    Andy

    Lyrics

    Andy
    Do you love me
    Do you think about it
    Will you say
    Turning brushwood
    Into blazes
    Turning summer grass
    Into hay
    Turning sharply
    Past the graveyard
    To the lakefront
    With the black waves
    Licking up the stones
    To the swayed back
    Screened in front porch
    Who could ever stay the weight
    Of flesh and bones

    Andy
    Aren't you tired
    From the sun and rain
    And river soaking you
    From the beer cans
    On your dashboard
    And the bullet hole
    Glass spiderweb
    Staining your rear view
    I have watched you
    Watch an empty road
    Is it only her
    Upon which you all
    Of you is depending
    To fill your twenty
    Hour work day
    While all the fences
    In this county still need mending
    Hey

    And in the night
    I do my checking
    And fix the broken parts
    With visions of rare beauty
    But in my heart I know I'm second
    Forever fixed in your pursuit
    It is my duty
    Hey

    Andy
    Will you toss me
    A little scrap of something
    That I can taste
    Instead of dust from
    All the leaving
    And the smell of summer
    Lying here to waste
    Under the burnt pyre
    Of all the cast away
    The tiny shoots will spring
    Like questions
    Will you take me
    Out to the fenced hill
    Sprinkled with horses
    Wild in resistance to the taming
    Will you break me
    Will you break me

  12. Play

    Faye Tucker

    Lyrics

    On the night they killed Faye Tucker
    I was gambling away my last dime
    Yeah, well I pulled down the lever
    And I sent up a prayer
    That my luck would not be denied
    My luck would not be denied

    So roll out the head of Faye Tucker
    Yeah, well never you mind what they say
    Well, you may be reborn
    But it's all just for scorn
    And that's what you'll take to the grave
    That's what you'll take to the grave

    Well, the minister wants you to live now
    And the governor wants you to fry
    And whatever it was that you thought might occur
    Well, they got something else on their minds
    They got something else on their minds

    If you live, they gonna make you a campaigner
    (If you live, they gonna make you a campaigner)
    If you die, they gonna make you a grave
    (If you die, they gonna make you a grave)
    Either way it goes down
    (Either way it goes down)
    Your life's not your own
    And that's why killin' don't pay
    (Hey, your life's not your own)
    That's why killin' don't pay

    Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

    I thought I heard the angels' bells
    But they were just the hounds of hell
    I thought I heard the angels' bells
    But they were just the hounds of hell

    What did you learn Faye Tucker?
    Yeah, what will you take from this world?
    Yeah, well mercy could prove us
    But nothing would move us
    To rise above just being cruel
    To rise above just being cruel

  13. Play

    Sister Reprise

    Lyrics

    Sister I'm heading out of alabama
    So you better think fast
    The wind is gonna pick me up now
    And the rain won't slack
    I'm heading down to georgia
    So don't lose track
    Of where you've been and where you're going now
    Who you've seen and what they lack
    And why you come undone
    Every time you go there
    You come undone

    Yeah
    Yeah

    I know your heart's in danger
    And so is your life
    I said you learn to trust a stranger
    And stop and rest for the night
    Set your sight up in the headlight
    Well the moon won't be enough
    (sister)
    And light the embers of another
    And the night won't won't seem so rough
    Sister

    Ah
    There was a bloody beast of burden
    (i wish I was a mother)
    On a dark texas road
    (with a baby at my breast)
    A woman in a family way
    (i am just a farmer)
    And a car that lost control
    (with a milkcow and a mess)
    I'm studying the distance
    (i wish I was a mother)
    Between the blanket and the gun
    (with a baby at my breast)
    I got ten hours to natchez
    (i am just a farmer)
    And another ten home
    (with a milkcow and a mess)
    Well I'm goin' home
    Yes

    I know your heart's in danger
    (sister)
    And so is your life
    (sister)
    I say learn to trust a stranger
    (learn to trust)
    And stop and rest for the night
    Set your sight up in the headlight
    Yeah the moon won't be enough
    And light the embers of another
    And the night won't seem so rough
    Sister
    Go ahead
    I said come on
    Ah oh yeah
    Ah oh yeah
    Ah oh yeah
    Ah oh yeah

    I said it's trust that brought me here
    And trust will bring me home

  14. Play

    Philosophy Of Loss

    Lyrics

    Welcome to why the church has died
    In the heart of the exiled in the kingdom of hate
    Who owns the land & keeps the commands
    And marries itself to the state
    Modern scribes write in Jesus Christ

    Everyone is free

    And the doors open wide to all straight men & women
    But they are not open to me
    And who is teaching kids to be soldiers
    To be marked by a plain white cross
    And we kill just a little to save a lot more

    The philosophy of loss
    There are a few who would be true out of love
    And love is hard

    And don't think that our hands haven't shoveled the dirt
    Over their central American graveyards
    Doctors & witch hunters stripped you bare
    Left you nothing for your earthly sins
    Yeah but who made this noise just a bunch of boys
    And the one with the most toys wins
    Who is teaching kids to be gamblers
    Life is a coin toss
    And of course what you give up is what you gain

    The philosophy of loss

    Whatever has happened to anyone else
    Could happen to you & to me
    And the end of my youth was the possible truth
    That it all happens randomly
    Who is teaching kids to be leaders
    and the way that it is meant to be
    the philosophy of loss

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