I Never Heard You Knockin'


Lyrics

sittin' sad

shotgun blasts an' drum circles
bustin' rocks an' workin' my nerves
mama's mad and dog tired
sittin' sad and wonderin'

april fool's a funny day
breakin' rules and laughin'
mama's mad and dog tired
sittin' sad and wonderin'

knoxville bound again an' a'goin'
snow's a comin' doncha know
mama's mad an' dog tired
sittin' sad and wonderin'

town to town my head a'spinnin'
can't sit still i miss you here
mama's mad an' a dog tired
sittin' sad and wonderin'

the days grow long an' longer now
i can't remember anyhow
mama's mad an' a dog tired
sittin' sad and wonderin'

it's a chilly spring an' the money's low
gonna sell a ring an' watch it roll
cause mama's mad an' dog tired
sittin' sad and wonderin'

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malcolm holcombe

 




for the love

'been wrecked in the head
tearin' up daylight
prayin' for rain
in a thirsty bed

'been knocked down flat
all over this place
i aint standin' down
growin' old and fat

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for the love of a good woman
bless your heart and the Good Lord knows
for the love of a good woman
the Good Lord knows honey who you are

'dyin' in my grave
that i dug myself
i'm gonna sing like a slave
cause there's nuthin' left

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the Good Lord knows
honey who you are

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malcolm holcombe

 




doin' his job

up on a roof down in a ditch
workin' in a plant it dont matter what shift
jesus is there and i just cant quit
doin' my job

layin' rock drivin' a nail
drivin' a truck deliverin' mail
jesus is there and he never fails
when i'm doin' my job

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thankyou lord for my job
praise your name in the mornin' light
gonna keep on prayin' mornin' noon and night
thankyou lord sweet lord for my job

a doctor and a nurse a deacon and a preacher
a waitress in a cafe and a school teacher
jesus is there now i'm a new creature
tryin' to do my job

the grace of the Good Lord givin' us life
a mother and a baby husband and a wife
jesus on calvery willin' to die
he was doin' his job doin' his job

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malcolm holcombe
steven n heller




not who you're thinkin' of

i left you on the porch
starin' at the ground i layed on
you led me in the door
and paid the rent again

i know your name like mine
i call on you time to time
when trouble drinks me dry
i turn my head inside

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old friends grow old and hard
like mangy barkin' dogs
old friends know who you are
not who you're thinkin' of

we wear the same ol boots
coat hat and gloves
the seasons change the blues
but not who youre thinkin' of

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malcolm holcombe

 




gone by the ol' sunrise

lights across the river
close enough to touch
a mile from here to me and you
gone by the ol' sunrise

satisfied and hungry
too busy countin' time
way too fast breathin' still
gone by the ol' sunrise

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lookin' in your eyes so tired o' feelin' sad
prayin' in the evenin' mist gone by the ol' sunrise
givin' is the gift of life and my tongue should turn to stone
the ground will swallow up my bones gone by the ol' sunrise

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lights across the river
close enough to touch
a mile from here to me and you
gone by the ol' sunrise

gone by the ol' sunrise
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mama told me so

who's gonna love me when i'm old
cook my supper an' sweep the floor
i'm a one of a kind a jealous soul
spoiled rotten ready for more

you're the only one who's ever loved me true and kind
i cover my ears to the pain of you leavin' me behind

singin' ol smokey songs an' laughin out loud
playin' those games we use to play
there's always been nobody but me and you
there's always been somebody gone

you're the only one who's ever loved me true and kind
i cover my ears to the pain of you leavin' me behind

who's gonna love me when i'm old
rock my cradle an' hold me close
jesus loves me this i know
cause my mama told me so

born into this world for a little while
one day i'm gonna lay down and leave you with a smile

you're gonna love me when i'm old
my mama told me so
my mama told me so

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malcolm holcombe

 



kiss me when i'm sleepin'

a quarter for an elephant
help yourself i'll do my best
call my name dont make a mess
just kiss me when i'm sleepin'

i'm sorry for the way things are
i'm sorry for the rules of heart
pictures dont make sense at all
just kiss me when i'm sleepin'
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i wanna play and whistle loud
talk and make you proud
smoke ciggarettes and shut my mouth
just kiss me when i'm sleepin'

do you live here
do you stay there
do i belong to who and where
i hate you dont pretend you care
just kiss me when i'm sleepin'

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now i wash my face and find my shoes
behind the door you whisper cool
on my knees surrender true
just kiss me when i' m sleepin'

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malcolm holcombe




cathy's creek

kindly forgivin' pain
who's to say what can be done
comin' round and outta sight
on cathy's creek tonight

runnin' from the sun
a dollar more an hour
dont pay lyin' to the wires
on cathy's creek tonight

my buddy he aint dumb
he's workin' hard and workin' right
the hills embrace the young
on cathy's creek tonight

ah you're my favorite one
word for word not eye to eye
you're bleedin' in my tracks
on cathy's creek tonight

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malcolm holcombe





early mornin'

early mornin' in the fog thick as hasty puddin'
that ol' mailbox is a ways away that ol' road keeps a washin'
washin' up purty quartz rocks and mica shinnin' in the sun
ridin' on the back o' ol' nellie daddy pa settin' t'bacca
leather reins in 'is big ol' hands i hear 'im geein' and a hawin'
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and the radio flyer wheels keepa rollin'
faster down the hill makes it so hard a growin' up

dinner time in the hollar washin' up good in the wellhouse
wipe yor feet for ya come inside says mama king in the kitchen
ummm cookin' up country ham lord she brought it in from the smokehouse
thankyou Lord sayin' grace at the table but i never prayed long enough
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table scraps nah there wasnt too many put em in a bucket an' slop the hogs
bolt action singleshot twenty two remington rifle
killed a hog ev'ry year and alotta tin cans and daddypa smilin'
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bedtime's at sundown lay awake an' listen
listen to the restless thinkin' in my head
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early mornin' in the fog thick as hasty puddin'
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this town knows me

this town knows me like the back o' your hand
slammin' doors and kickin' the can
this town knows me dyin' on the street
catchin' hell and back on my feet

this town knows me like a rotten grapevine
twistin' and turnin' ev'ry word in my mind
this town knows me lyin' on my face
broken gutters and cussin' the rain

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she's a shit kickin' woman
runnin' in the dark
she's a shit kickin' woman
catchin' blood from the stars

this town knows me kissin' ass for a dime
a hot dollar growin' cold in my mind
this town knows me like a thief in the night
a handful o' gimme and a tongue much-obliged

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malcolm holcombe

 





i never heard you knockin'

i spent my life feelin' sorry for myself
never sorry about you
words in my mouth i made up for my ears
goin' out not comin' in

that big ol' front door had steel side to side
it never had a key
windows painted shut didnt matter anyhow
everyone in town knew where we lived

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i didnt have to call you to come by for awhile
i never heard you knockin' cause you called my name out loud

time moves along even when you're sittin' still
my mind plays tricks in the silence
i mumble and stutter and wonder in the night
still a'goin' out not a'comin' in

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i close my eyes and the moon keeps on shinin'
a million stars up in the sky
i close my eyes and i'm always reminded
still a'goin' out not a'comin' in

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malcolm holcombe