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Dirty Life And Times
Disorder in the House
Knockin' on Heaven's Door
Numb as a Statue
She's Too Good for Me
Prison Grove
El Amor de mi Vida
The Rest of the Night
Please Stay
Rub Me Raw
Keep Me in Your Heart




Dirty Life And Times
written by Warren Zevon, Zevon Music, (BMI)
 

Some days I feel like my shadow's casting me

Some days the sun don't shine

Sometimes I wonder what tomorrow's gonna bring

When I think about my dirty life and times

 

One day I came to a fork in the road

Folks, I just couldn't go where I was told

Now they'll hunt me down and hang me for my crimes

If I tell about my dirty life and times

 

I had someone 'til she went out for a stroll

Should have run after her

It's hard to find a girl with a heart of gold

When you're living in a four-letter world

 

And if she won't love me then her sister will

She's from Say-one-thing-and-mean-another's-ville

And she can't seem to make up her mind

When she hears about my dirty life and times

 

Some days I feel like my shadow's casting me

Some days the sun don't shine

Sometimes I wonder why I'm still running free

All up and down the line

 

Gets a little lonely, folks, you know what I mean

I'm looking for a woman with low self-esteem

To lay me out and ease my worried mind

While I'm winding down my dirty life and times

 

Who'll lay me out and ease my worried mind

While I'm winding down my dirty life and times
 



Disorder In The House
written by Warren Zevon & Jorge Calderón, Zevon Music, (BMI)/Googolplex Music (BMI)
 

Disorder in the house

The tub runneth over

Plaster's falling down in pieces by the couch of pain

 

Disorder in the house

Time to duck and cover

Helicopters hover over rough terrain

 

Disorder in the house

Reptile wisdom

Zombies on the lawn staggering around

 

Disorder in the house

There's a flaw in the system

And the fly in the ointment's gonna bring the whole thing down

 

The floodgates are open

We've let the demons loose

The big guns have spoken

And we've fallen for the ruse

 

Disorder in the house

It's a fate worse than fame

Even the Lhasa Apso seems to be ashamed
 

Disorder in the house

The doors are coming off the hinges

The earth will open and swallow up the real estate
 

I just got my paycheck

I'm gonna paint the whole town grey

Whether it's a night in Paris or a Fresno matinee

 

It’s the home of the brave and the land of the free

Where the less you know the better off you'll be

 

Disorder in the house

All bets are off

I'm sprawled across the davenport of despair

 

Disorder in the house

I'll live with the tosses

And watch the sundown through the portiere
 



Knockin' On Heaven's Door

written by Bob Dylan, Ram's Horn Music (ASCAP)

 

Mama, take this badge off of me

I can't use it anymore.

It's gettin' dark, too dark to see

And I feel like I'm knockin' on heaven's door.

 

Knock, knock, knockin on heaven’s door

Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door

Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven's door

Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
 

Mama, put my guns in the ground

I can't shoot them anymore.

That long black cloud is comin' down

I feel like I'm knockin' on heaven's door.

Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door

Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door

Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door

Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
 



Numb As A Statue

written by Warren Zevon & Jorge Calderón, Zevon Music, (BMI)/Googolplex Music (BMI)

I'm numb as a statue

I may have to beg, borrow or steal

Some feelings from you

So I can have some feelings too

 

I'm pale as a ghost

You know what I love about you

That's what I need the most

I'm gonna beg, borrow or steal

Some feelings from you

I'm gonna beg, borrow or steal

So I can have some feelings too

 

I don't care if it's superficial

You don't have to dig down deep

Just bring enough for the ritual

Get here before I fall asleep

 

Ain't nothing special

When the present meets the past

I've always taken care of business

I've paid my first and last
 



She's Too Good For Me

written by Warren Zevon, Zevon Music, (BMI)

 

I could hold my head up high and say that I left first

Or I can hang my head and cry

Tell me which is worse

 

If you go and ask her why

She might say she's not sure

Trust me when I tell you I'm not good enough for her

 

I want her to be happy

I want her to be free

 

I want her to be everything she couldn't be with me

 

I'd wait here for a thousand years if she'd come back to me

I have everything she wants but nothing that she needs

 

I want her to be happy

I want her to be free

I want her to be everything she couldn't be with me

 

I could hold my head up high and say that I left first

Or I can hang my head and cry
Tell me which is worse

 

If you go and ask her why

She might say she's not sure

Trust me when I tell you I'm not good enough for her
 



Prison Grove

written by Warren Zevon & Jorge Calderón, Zevon Music, (BMI)/Googolplex Music (BMI)
 

 

An icy wind burns and scars

Rushes in like a fallen star

Through the narrow space

Between these bars

Looking down on Prison Grove

 

Dug in, hunkered down

Hours race without a sound

Gonna carry me to where I'm bound

Looking down on Prison Grove

 

Iron will hard as rock

Hold me up for the fateful knock

When they walk me down in a mortal lock

Out on Prison Grove

 

Shine on all these broken lives

Shine on

Shine the light on me

 

Knick Knack Paddy Wack

They say you'll hear your own bones crack

When they bend you back to bible black

Then you'll find your love

 

Some folks have to die too hard

Some folks have to cry too hard

Take one last look at the prison yard

Goodbye Prison Grove

 

Shine on all these broken lives

Shine on

Shine the light on me
 



El Amor De Mi Vida

written by Warren Zevon & Jorge Calderón, Zevon Music, (BMI)/Googolplex Music (BMI)
 

 

I close my eyes, you reappear

I always carry you inside, in here

I fall asleep, you come to me

And once again our love is real

 

How could I have let you get away

Why couldn't I have found a way to say

 

"Tu eres el amor de mi vida                   " You are the love of my life

Si solo te pudiera encontrar                   If only I could find you

Con todo el corazon te diria                  With all my heart I would tell you

Tu eres mi amor de verdad"                  you are my true love”

 

I look outside, I know you're there

And you've found a brand new life somewhere

I only wish it had been us

But I'm happy for your happiness

 

How could I ever let you go

How will I ever let you know

 

"Tu eres el amor de mi vida                   " You are the love of my life

Si solo te pudiera encontrar                   If only I could find you

Con todo el corazon te diria                  With all my heart I would tell you

Tu eres mi amor de verdad"                  you are my true love”

 

"Tu eres mi amor,                                 " You are my love,

tu eres mi amor,                                      You are my love,

tu eres mi amor de verdad"                      You are my true love”

 

"Tu eres mi amor,                                 " You are my love,

tu eres mi amor,                                      You are my love,

tu eres mi amor de verdad"                     You are my true love”
 



The Rest Of The Night

written by Warren Zevon & Jorge Calderón, Zevon Music, (BMI)/Googolplex Music (BMI)
 

 

Why stop now? Let's party the rest of the night!

 

Seven o'clock, Eight o'clock, Nine o'clock. Ten

 

You wanna go home? Why? Honey, When?

 

We may never get this chance again!

 

Let's party for the rest of the night!

 

Yeah, Yeah! Oh, Yeah! Let's party for the rest of the night!

Yeah, Yeah! Oh, Yeah! Let's party for the rest of the night!

 

Why leave now? Let's party for the rest of the night!

 

Eleven o'clock, Twelve o'clock, One o'clock, Two

 

Me tired? Well boo-hoo!

 

I'm starting to fall in love with you

 

Let's party for the rest of the night!

 

Yeah, Yeah! Oh, Yeah! Let's party for the rest of the night!

Yeah, Yeah! Oh. Yeah! Let's party for the rest of the night!

 

Why slow down? Let's party for the rest of the night!

 

Three o'clock, Four o'clock, Five o'clock, Six

Let's throw it all into the mix and open up our bag of tricks

 

And party for the rest of the night!

 

Oh, Yeah! Yeah, Yeah! Let's party for the rest of the night!

Oh, Yeah! Yeah, Yeah! Let's party for the rest of the night!

 

We never had an issue! We never had a fight!

Someone must be doing something right!

 

Yeah, Yeah! Oh, Yeah! Let's party for the rest of the night!

Yeah, Yeah! Oh, Yeah! Let's party for the rest of the night!
 



Please Stay

written by Warren Zevon, Zevon Music, (BMI)

 

Please stay

Please stay

Two words I've thought I'd never learn to say

Don't go away

Please stay

 

Don't leave me here

When so many things so hard to see are clear

I need you near to me

 

Will you stay with me to the end?

When there's nothing left

But you and me and the wind

We'll never know till we try

To find the other side of goodbye

 

Please stay

Please slay

Two words I've thought I'd never learn to say

Don't go away

Please stay
 


 

Rub Me Raw

written by Warren Zevon & Jorge Calderón, Zevon Music, (BMI)/Googolplex Music (BMI)
 

 

I know these blues are gonna rub me raw

Every single cure seems to be against the law

 

Went and told my psychic

I said "Keep it to yourself.

I don't wanna hear it and don't be telling no one else."

 

Word's out on the street

Whispers in the night

They come out of the woodwork, wanna see what it's like

 

Pickle-ickle-ickle

Gonna run that voodoo down

How the crowd gets fickle when your face is to

the ground!

 

Oh no these blues are gonna rub me raw

Oh no these blues are gonna rub me raw

 

Now I'm shaking all over

I'm a shattering mass

But I'm gonna sit up straight

I'm going to take it with class

 

Old man used to tell me

"Son, never look back,

Move on to the next case.

Fold your clothes and pack."

 

To the green horned chicken hoppers I say

"Get yourself a trade,

Or go hack to the chat room and fade in the shade"

 

Oh no these blues are gonna rub me raw

Oh no these blues are gonna rub me raw

 

I know these blues are gonna rub me raw

Every single cure seems to be against the law

 

I was walking pretty well then I fell into a hole

I should climb out quick, but I hate doing what I'm told

 

Got a wang-dang-doodle wrapped in bog snake hide

This goat head gumbo is keeping me alive

 

I don't want your pity or your fifty-dollar words

I don't share your need to discuss the absurd

 

Oh no these blues are gonna rub me raw

Oh no these blues are gonna rub me raw
 



Keep Me In Your Heart

written by Warren Zevon & Jorge Calderón, Zevon Music, (BMI)/Googolplex Music (BMI)
 

 

Shadows are falling and I'm running out of breath

Keep me in your heart for awhile

 

If I leave you it doesn't mean I love you any less

Keep me in your heart for awhile

 

When you get up in the morning and you see that crazy sun

Keep me in your heart for awhile

 

There's a train leaving nightly called when all is said and done

Keep me in your heart for awhile

 

Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-li-li-lo

Keep me in your heart for awhile

 

Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-li-li-lo

Keep me in your heart for awhile

 

Sometimes when you're doing simple things

around the house

Maybe you'll think of me and smile

 

You know I'm tied to you like the buttons on

your blouse

Keep me in your heart for awhile

 

Hold me in your thoughts, take me to your dreams

Touch me as I fall into view

When the winter comes keep the fires lit

And I will be right next to you

 

Engine driver's headed north to Pleasant Stream

Keep me in your heart for awhile

 

These wheels keep turning but they're running out

of steam

Keep me in your heart for awhile

 

Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-li-li-lo

Keep me in your heart for awhile

 

Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-li-li-lo

Keep me in your heart for awhile

 

Keep me in your heart for awhile

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