LYRICS

Covered in Mud

maybe

we run out of rope

aimin' too high

and comin' in low

our love

is tender and wrong

never as strong

as thought it was

   but when you break all the working parts

   and pile up enough false starts

   all you see from beneath is dark

   and you're covered in mud

   covered in mud

blurry

and lost from our view

our innocent days

the love that we knew

lately

we're diggin' so deep

tryin' to bury the past

but our hands aren't clean

   when you're lost and you're far from home
   to somewhere the grass ain't growin'

   and that old storm comes to swallow you whole
   you'll be covered in mud

   covered in mud

empty

somethin' is gone

i don't wanna blame

the fighting is done

can we

try to go back

to an easier time

when we knew what we had

 

   we can wait for the clouds to pass

   or the rain's gonna cover our path

   in a flood rising up too fast

   we'll be covered in mud

   covered in mud

words&music: Drew Yowell and Ari Hest all rights reserved

Between the Lines

I’ve been going along this highway

sometimes I don’t stay between the lines

I keep asking the same old questions

a thousand times

How did I get here

Where do I go now

I gotta find out what my purpose is

somehow

follow your chosen road

find your light

between the lines

all my life I followed reason

like those signs along that road

but even signs can be misleading

and then you’re lost

I’m gonna go out tonight

and find myself out there

you can meet me if you want to

but I’m not sure where

I’ve got through so many changes

took chances I’ll never regret

but sometimes your last hope

is your best bet

looking for self-assurance

changing lanes from right to wrong

moving over to the shoulder

but not for too long

so I’m out here tonight

where the road reaches into that sky

come along if you want to

just don’t ever ask me why

I go through so many changes

take chances I’ll never regret

sometimes your last hope

is your best bet

sometimes the miles go by unnoticed

and you look back on your past

like the lights in the rear view mirror

life’s approaching you fast

follow your chosen road

find your light

between the lines

words&music: Drew Yowell and Gina Yowell all rights reserved

All The Way

c'mon girl

I know you're tired of this cruel 'ole world

uninspired and wishin' that you

had never given it a chance

c'mon now

think of tomorrow yeah I know how

to stop your sorrow and turn it around

yeah everything's gonna change

'cuz when you are here with me

I think you would agree

it's clearer for us to see

what is distracting

   and you are in too deep

   I wanna be there when you are weak

   to carry you all the way

   you all the way

   you way

c'mon girl

turn out the light and let's bid this town

a last goodbye and we'll drive up the coast

yeah that's where we're gonna go

let the wind dance around your hand

let all the thoughts that you just can't stand

rush outta your head

start thinking instead of us

in this California sun

honey let yourself come undone

start having a little fun

follow your passion

   'cuz you are in too deep

   I wanna be there when you are weak

   to carry you all the way

   you all the way

   you way

c'mon girl

it's time to show this cruel 'ole world

that now you know how to take it in stride

leave your troubles behind let's ride

go on and wipe all your tears

'cuz you cannot fix the broken days

that hurt you before

there's so more ahead

'cuz when you are here with me

I think you would agree

it's clearer for us to see

what is distracting

   and you are in too deep

   I wanna be there when you are weak

   to carry you all the way

   you all the way

   you way

   you're in too deep

   I gonna be there when you are weak

   to carry you all the way

   you all the way

   you way

words&music: Drew Yowell and Ari Hest all rights reserved

words&music: Drew Yowell and Ari Hest all rights reserved

Set In Stone

I wrangled all my courage

summoned all my strength

A defiant journey

into the unknown

you think that I'd know better

from living life this long

to recognize a lie when it's been told

   let it go

   leave it all behind

   all my troubles pale in comparison

   to living in your lie

   where the promises lay empty

   on the bedroom floor

   I have come to know

   nothing's set in stone

I struggled with your silence

stood vigil in my manner

and through it all

I never left your side

but therein lies the danger

of genuine intention

where you find yourself

falling from that climb

   Let it go

   script it how you like

   starring in the role of unpredictable

   I'm studying your lines

   your watercolor memories only reveal more

   of what I've come to know

   nothing's set in stone

words & music: Drew Yowell all rights reserved

Penny In A Well

dropped a penny down into a well

and I closed my eyes

thought of all the things I could have

what more could I want

should I ask for a house on a beach

my own remote island

or the riches of some noble king

maybe the peace of self medidation

but as the penny sinks down

I realize

   all I want is you

   for as long as my heart's beating

   all I want is you

   the secret's not worth keeping

   you

   cuz love is still worth giving

I could ask for my name in the stars

or the keys to some fancy car

or a map of a treasure hidden deep

but then what would it mean

it wouldn't mean anything

no it wouldn't mean anything

   cuz

   all I want is you

   for as long as my heart's beating

   all I want is you

   the secret's not worth keeping

   you

   cuz love is still worth giving

all I want

all I want

is you

dropped a penny down into a well

and I closed my eyes

thought of all the things I could have

what more could I want

should I ask for a house on a beach

my own remote island

or the riches of some noble king

maybe the peace of self medidation

but as the penny sinks down

I realize

   all I want is you

   for as long as my heart's beating

   all I want is you

   the secret's not worth keeping

   you

   cuz love is still worth giving

I could ask for my name in the stars

or the keys to some fancy car

or a map of a treasure hidden deep

but then what would it mean

it wouldn't mean anything

no it wouldn't mean anything

   cuz

   all I want is you

   for as long as my heart's beating

   all I want is you

   the secret's not worth keeping

   you

   cuz love is still worth giving

all I want

all I want

is you

words & music: Drew Yowell all rights reserved

Shades of Grey

take each day as it comes

'cuz it will never be returned

a moment savored

is a moment earned

 

my heart will now the way

even if it gets turned

any mistake

is a lesson learned

 

I'm finding as I go the more I learn the less I know

what's black and white today

   turns into shades of grey

   shades of grey

 

it's time take my time

no need to go to extremes

the truth isn't always

what it seems

I'm finding as I go the more I learn the less I know

what's black and white today

   turns into shades of grey

   shades of grey

I question everything

answer to no one

I don't need approval

my needy days are done

I'm finding as I go the more I learn the less I know

what's black and white today

   turns into shades of grey

   shades of grey

 

words: Gina Yowell and Kenny Storch

music: Drew Yowell

all rights reserved

Stay

I've been in this place before

an island on a distant shore

the sea looks pretty in a brilliant green

but somethin's churning inside me

when you found me here I was so afraid

to unlock the gate and let me in

I will be afraid no more

so if I open up this door

you're gonna have to let me know

   say that you're not gonna run away

   there's nothing in this life that we can't face

   I can't go on feeling this way

   if you leave me hangin' on too long

I'm lookin' for a signal

prayin' for a sign

that you will still be here in the morning light

you came to me as a vision pure

like water rising up from the desert floor

so if I open up this door

you're gonna have to let me know

   say that you're not gonna run away

   there's nothing in this life that we can't face

   I can't go on feeling this way

   if you leave me hangin' on too long

I've been all alone too long

all I have left in me is this song

   say that you're not gonna run away

   there's nothing in this life that we can't face

   I can't go on feeling this way

   if you leave me hangin' on too long

   say that you're not gonna run away

   there's nothing in this life that we can't face

   let me carry you away

   to our island on that distant shore

   stay

   stay

   stay

words & music: Drew Yowell all rights reserved

Ain't Got The Mind

I got a car

I got a road

I got a feeling

I should let you know

since you've been gone

there's something left

between us

I got a habit

of sleeping too long

maybe it's 'cuz

I'm sleepin' alone

I lie awake these nights

thinkin' of all I've won and lost

   we all have dreams

   and some get bought and sold

   I got a thing for you

   but your blood runs hot and cold

   I got a heart

   that's busted open

   maybe it's worth it's weight in gold

   but I ain't got the mind

   to let you go

I got a prayer

I still got some hope

I feel like a boxer

against the ropes

I got a memory of you in my arms

I'm holding onto

I got an apartment

I live in alone

it's filled with guitars

and too many songs

I got no regrets

I settled my debts

but it's been a long road

   we all have dreams

   and some get bought and sold

   I got a thing for you

   but your blood runs hot and cold

   I got a heart

   that's busted open

   maybe it's worth it's weight in gold

   but I ain't got the mind

   to let you go

like a spirit that won't cross over

a long lost wandering soul

I keep stoking the dyin' embers

that one burned out of control

   we all have dreams

   and some get bought and sold

   I got a thing for you

   but your blood runs hot and cold

   I got a heart

   that's busted open

   maybe it's worth it's weight in gold

   but I ain't got the mind

   no I ain't got

   the mind

   to let you go

words & music: Drew Yowell all rights reserved

A Song That Never Ends

have you ever wondered

how the days and nights would be if you were here

would there still be other songs

you never knew you had inside

maybe I've discovered

the meaning of the world inside your words

they've helped me to carry on

maybe they'll get me through this night

   maybe I'm holding on

   to the days I'd like to go relive again

   and some old photograph

   taken way back when

   you know it's been so long

   but when I look into the eyes of your old friends

   I know your still alive

   in every one of them

   you've a song that never ends

I've uncovered

more than just a memory of the past

these dusty souvenirs

they were all I thought I had

and you said love is just a moment

but those moments last a lifetime in our hearts

I know we can't change time

but those times, they changed our lives

and when the wind blows

through these empty branches

it's as if you're calling out to me

if only for a moment

you could be the candle burning in my room

you left this world too soon

but not without a trace

   maybe I'm holding on

   to the days I'd like to go relive again

   and some old photograph

   taken way back when

   you know it's been so long

   but when I look into the eyes of your old friends

   I know your still alive

   in every one of them

   you've a song that never ends

words & music: Drew Yowell all rights reserved