Dark Gives Way

by Smith & Jones

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1.
Baby Blue 04:15
Baby Blue Upon the wind, winds the voices of the boys she’s loved A whispered song that weaves it’s way into her heart If she listens close, surely she will recognise The one that stands before her in the dark She thinks of home while he is taking off her party dress She thinks of high school friends, of lovers sweet and kind Well it’s a long road between home and this hotel room Between a tv tower and somewhere left behind Oh baby blue, why do you cry? Baby blue, why do you cry along? In the moonlight all the voices sound the same Now he’s gone From the window she can see the fog come creepin Risin up from it’s river grave below Like a bride veiled white on her wedding day The cities lights are veiled underneath white snow What’s a woman to the ways of an ugly world? What’s a man if not to deal out death and doubt? Well shethinks it as she pours herself a strong one She turns away; another one takes the easy way out Oh baby blue, why do you cry? Baby blue, why do you cry along? In the moonlight all the shadows look the same Now he’s gone Upon the wind winds the voice of the man she loved A whispered song that weaves its way into her heart Well she’s listenin close And she can recognise The ghot that stands before her In the dark Oh baby blue, why do you cry? Baby blue, why do you cry along? In the moonlight all the shadows look the same Now he’s gone Now he’s gone Now he’s gone
2.
Your Aching Heart There aint nothing sadder Than a Saturday on your own Folk in the street, They’re so careless, so cold And lovers holding hands Smile, then they pass away Yeah you’d give the world For the one that was gonna stay You’re a stranger in this town You’re a stranger to yourself The hand holding your cigarette Feels like it belongs to someone else You let the smoke rise Watch it fade away Wishing you could hold it back Longing to And your achin heart Your achin heart Oh your achin heart Goes on You’re trynna hold on to something A remnant of your past But the old days are gone And the new ones they slide by so fast, so fast You scuff your feet Drag your heels down the road Oh if only she were here You know she’d lighten up this heavy load And your achin heart Your achin heart Oh your achin heart Goes on Goes on She said ‘love comes and goes like the tide,’ Bloody mary in her hand as you watched her dancing by She said ‘love comes and goes like the tide, goes like the tide’ She said ‘love comes and goes like the tide,’ Bloody mary in her hand as you watched her dancing by She said ‘love comes and goes like the tide, goes like the tide’ The light it is fading now There’s a silence in the streets Darkness in your hotel room And pity in everyone you meet Ah to hell with them you're thinkin What do they know about me and you? Yeah they’re wasting their time Trynna pity a fool And your achin heart Your achin heart Oh your achin heart Yeah your achin heart Oh your achin heart Oh your achin heart Goes on
3.
Small Town Woman Sometimes I get to thinkin I oughta take up drinkin Just to drown out all these memories Maybe I could down a whiskey bottle And head out on the highway Just to see if it’ll bring some peace But I aint a drinking girl I’m just a small town woman Trynna find my way in a lonesome world And I aint a whiskey girl I’m just a small town woman Trynna walk a straight line in a crooked world Sometimes when I wake up in the morning My mind it starts a-wanderin Wanted to roam its way right outta my head And I get to thinkin bout that man Wonder if he’s headed south again Maybe I’ll follow where that booted-baby led But I aint a wanderin girl I’m just a small town woman Trynna find my way in a lonesome world And I aint a south-bound girl I’m just a small town lady Trynna walk a straight line in a crooked world Sometimes I get to thinkin I oughta take up drinking Self medicate ya right offa my mind Or may be I could take some morphine Lord knows it’s pain relief I need Works better than waitin for some holy sign But I aint a medicatin girl I’m just a small town woman Trynna find my way in a lonesome world And I aint a morphine mama I’m just a small town lady Trynna walk a straight line in a crooked world I’m just a small town woman Trynna walk a straight line in a crooked world
4.
Well my baby, he’s been gone, seven weeks and seven days He took my old brown dog, took all my pay But nobody’s gonnna find that man where he now lays Cos this woman put him in the ground I know some day I’ll pay Well I heard the screech of tyres, on that winter’s afternoon I heard the dog howlin, searchin for the moon I went to grab my shot-gun but my baby he’d cut out I heard him round the corner givin one last wicked shout Swing low little children The devil’s on his way He’s gonna find this sinning soul on some cold lonely day But I’ll go with him so quiet, I’ll go so peacefully Cos I meant to kill that sorry man Mama don’t cry for me I asked his mama for him, I asked his papa too His brother said that he’d split town, weren’t nothing I could do So I went to see a gypsy, just to have my fortune read She said that he was miles away with a pretty young red-head Swing low little children The devil’s on his way He’s gonna find this sinning soul on some cold lonely day But I’ll go with him so quiet, I’ll go so peacefully Cos I meant to kill that sorry man Mama don’t cry for me I searched the cities for him, I searched all through the towns But it seems my man was cunning, he left no scent around Til I chanced upon a drifter proppin up a bar He said he’s seem him just last night He can’t have gone too far Well I caught up with my man It was dark along the road I shot one of his tyres out Weren’t nowhere he could go I took him to the river Where I sealed my fate The last I saw he was sinkin down To his watery grave Swing low little children The devil’s on his way He’s gonna find this sinning soul on some cold lonely day But I’ll go with him so quiet, I’ll go so peacefully Cos I meant to kill that sorry man Mama don’t cry for me
5.
How Could I Forget The first time I saw you, your skin was brown You wore your cap just like a crown I’d be your queen even for a day You’d kiss me once and then you’d say ‘I wanna be alone with you tonight I wanna be alone with you tonight’ Well those were the days of heart and soul You were the rock, I was the roll And if we danced to our own beat, We’d always land back on our feet I wanna be alone with you tonight, Cos baby I am missing you tonight Remember how we’d go down by the river on a Saturday night When the moon was layin low and the stars were shining bright Oh your baby blues Sparklin in the light of your cigarette He said ‘how could I forget?’ Well I loved you then and I love you still You’ve got a hold on me that time won’t kill If you’re ever coming back this way Won’t you come around and stay I wanna be alone with you again Cos baby I am missing you again Remember how we’d go down by the river on a Saturday night When the moon was layin low and the stars were shining bright Oh your baby blues Sparklin in the light of your cigarette He said ‘how could I forget?’ What it was to be held by you How could I forget What it was to be loved by you By you The last time I saw you your smile had changed You weren’t so young and unafraid All you wanted was to be free Come be free with me I wanna be alone with you again I wanna be alone with you again Remember how we’d go down by the river on a Saturday night When the moon was layin low and the stars were shining bright Oh your baby blues Sparklin in the light of your cigarette We could go down by the river like those younger days With the world at our feet, lady luck smiling our way And oh your baby blues, Laughin in the face of regret He said ‘how could I forget?’
6.
Wash me clean Lay my head upon the pillow Wash me clean Cos all my thoughts are of you And I don’t wanna dream tonight I just wanna lay my body down I just wanna lay my soul Down Hold out your hand I’d give it all if you asked me Hold out your hand I’d give it all if you asked me But you never asked me so I’m gonna lay my body down I’m gonna lay my soul down I’m gonna lay my soul Down Oh beauty come to me, I’m feeling restless again Hold me in your arms and let me fall Beauty come to me I’m feeling reckless again Oh beauty come to me, I’m feeling restless again Hold me in your arms and let me fall Beauty come to me I’m feeling reckless again Wash me clean Lay my head upon the pillow Wash me clean Cos all my thoughts are of you And I don’t wanna dream Tonight
7.
Don’t tell that boy-oh Hey sister I’m talking to you! Don’t tell that boy-oh Hey sister I’m talking to you! Don’t tell that boy-oh Hey sister, don’t ya whisper what I told you Don’t tell that boy-oh I’m gonna love him oh oh oh oh oh Oh oh oh oh oh Oh oh oh oh oh Down at the schoolyard Saturday night All the girls dancing, boys ready to fight Little sister talking to the one I love I said shh sister shh Don’t tell that boy-oh Hey sister I’m talking to you! Don’t tell that boy-oh Hey sister I’m talking to you! Don’t tell that boy-oh Hey sister, don’t ya whisper what I told you Don’t tell that boy-oh I’m gonna love him oh oh oh oh oh Oh oh oh oh oh Oh oh oh oh oh Don’t tell that girl-oh Hey brother I’m talking to you! Don’t tell that girl-oh Hey brother I’m talking to you! Don’t tell that girl-oh Hey brother don’t ya tell another what I told you Don’t tell that girl-oh I’m gonna love her oh oh oh oh oh Oh oh oh oh oh Oh oh oh oh oh Down at the pool hot summer’s day Bikini girls, they’re looking our way! Little brother goes over to the one I love I said shh brother shh Don’t tell that girl-oh Hey brother I’m talking to you! Don’t tell that girl-oh Hey brother I’m talking to you! Don’t tell that girl-oh Hey brother don’t ya tell another what I told you Don’t tell that girl-oh I’m gonna love her oh oh oh oh oh Oh oh oh oh oh Oh oh oh oh oh
8.
I went to sit beneath the willow tree I watched it swaying to and from I saw the moon rise through its lazy leaves I heard it whisper soft and low And as I sat beneath that willow And heard the river sailing by I wondered why we ever had to part Why we ever said goodbye Ooo-wee-oo Ooo-wee-oo Hear that lonesome song Ooo-wee-oo Ooo-wee-oo Sing it all night long If you’re passing by that willow Won’t you shed a tear for me? For that’s the place you left my broken heart Forever weeping, willow tree Ooo-wee-oo Ooo-wee-oo Hear that lonesome song Ooo-wee-oo Ooo-wee-oo Sing it all night long If you’re passing by that willow Won’t you shed a tear for me? For that’s the place you left my broken heart Forever weeping, willow tree
9.
It’s a Friday night And I got nowhere on my mind I’m just humming a tune And swallowing the white lines What a friend I have in emptiness Turning wheels What a friend It’s a hell of a lie Oh it’s a wicked one too When I told myself Baby I was over you But every now and then My words betray me Every now and then Every now and then I’m taking the long way home I don’t wanna talk to nobody I just wanna be alone I’m taking the long way home I’m a shadow of myself Oh there’s a shadow on my soul It’s a cold hand leading Down to where I don’t wanna go Well I dug myself out before I’ll do it again I dug myself out And I’ll do it again I’m taking the long way home I don’t wanna talk to nobody I just wanna be alone I’m taking the long way home Goin home Oh home Yeah I wana go home It’s a Friday night And I got someone on my mind I’m just thinkin down that road Back to when we were lovin and kind Well I took it to heart My body left reeling Yeah I took it to heart Why’d I take it to heart I’m taking the long way home I don’t wanna talk to nobody I just wanna be alone I’m taking the long way home I’m taking the long way home There’s a heart that’s beating In the wheels on the road I’m taking the long way home Going home Take me home
10.
My Friend 05:05
My friend I know what it is that hurts you What it is that troubles you My friend I know what it is that pains you What it is that calls sorrow home My friend you say you’re doin just fine You’ve been keepin busy, trynna lose the time But you can see the fire, feel the flames From the ashes Life comes again From the ashes You’re just trynna live your life on the square You painted over the cracks again But oh those walls are lookin bare Oh hammer and nail won’t fix it When it comes crumbling down I wanna see you light a fire Drag this house to the ground I wanna see you light a fire Oh drag it to the ground I know you feel like you lost your way But you’re the best in me, I aint afraid to say it May he give you life, happiness May he hold a light For you in the darkness May he hold a light
11.
There’s a light here inside I don’t kow who lit it Dark gives way to a new beginning I am a childless mother I am a childless mother Loves raises a question inside my soul Do you run, do you hold on Or do you let it fall I am a childless mother I am a childless mother And everything I am They’re just a holy lie They’re a holy lie And all these broken hearts They’re just a waste of time They’re a waste of time Mmmhm Can you reach out and touch me Can you take my hand? I’m willing to jump But I’m afraid to love, afraid to love again I am a childless mother I am a childless mother I am a godless daughter I am a childless mother And everything I am They’re just a holy lie They’re a holy lie And all these broken hearts They’re just a waste of time They’re a waste of time Mmmhm A waste of time Mmmhm There’s a light here inside I don’t kow who lit it Dark gives way to a new beginning
12.
Everything is sweet when you’ve got a hand to hold Everything is right at the come in from the cold Well that ancient-earth daddy's got his fire up bright Still the shadows are looming before his red-stained eyes He stopped believing in heaven on the day she died When he took a shot of hell in the waiting room light When all the nurses know your name you know it’s been too long Of needles and the humming of a hospital song He’s been holding on to love For nothing Trynna find some truth In the lies he told himself But now he knows The only truth left to believe in Are the stars In the darkness Everybody wants a piece of immortality We're all just searching for meaning in life’s finality Now he knows there aint no meaning and there aint no cause Just a little headstone upon the manicured lawns And now he’s staring right up at the painted sky Talking to god and getting no reply Well if he was a praying man, lord he’d pray so good He’d pray a hole through heaven if he only could He’d pray a hole through heaven if he only could He’s been holding on to love For nothing Trynna find some truth In the lies he told himself But now he knows The only truth left to believe in Are the stars In the darkness

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released March 3, 2017

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Smith & Jones Bathurst, Australia

Smith & Jones are a duo from Bathurst, made up of keyboard player and vocalist Abby Smith, with guitarist and vocalist Sophie Jones. Their new work, 'Something Worth Learning', delicately balances themes of love and loss, friendship and isolation, emotional desire and freedom, fearlessly exploring the depths of their musical partnership with the listener by their side. ... more

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