JML Lyrics

Out on the Land – words & music John Michael Lind

He’s spent sixty years on this dry dusty prairie
Watching seasons come and go
Praying for rain when he needed it, Lord
And watching the old West Wind blow
Watching the old West Wind blow.

Now he’s getting old and he’s feeling the work
Like he never did feel it before
But these bones don’t know from sitting about,
Being idle just makes a man sore
Being idle just makes a man sore.

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Now the wind takes the seed
And the banks take the land,
And there’s nothing left
For a working man.

His kids are all gone for the work in the city,
There’s nothing here they want to do.
And they’re saying “Hey Dad, sell the farm while you can,
there’s a lot in the city for you.”
There’s a lot in the city for you.

Well maybe that’s so, and maybe that ain’t,
Things are different when you’re an old man.
And your heart’s on its last thumping old days,
Wants to spend them out on the land.
Wants to die out on the land.

Ch.

Beautiful Dancing Lady – words & music John Michael Lind

Beautiful dancing lady
Dancing in the hall.
Beautiful dancing lady
You won’t dance with me at all.

Oh you’re so beautiful
Oh you’re so fine.
Beautiful dancing lady
Oh won’t you be mine.

Dancing there by the stage
Looking so sweet
Beautiful dancing lady
You I’d like to meet.

Why won’t you notice me?
Why don’t you say hi?
Beautiful dancing lady
Don’t make me cry.

Beautiful dancing lady
Hair shining in the light.
Beautiful dancing lady
Dance away the night.

Are you just shy?
Tell me is that why?
Beautiful dancing lady
I can’t catch your eye?

Beautiful dancing lady
Talking through the night.
Beautiful dancing lady
Won’t you hold me tight.

Your kisses so sweet.
Your kisses so light.
Beautiful dancing lady
Love me through the night.
Beautiful dancing lady
Loved me through the night.

Free Tide – words & music John Michael Lind

There is a tide in the affairs of men
Which taken at the flood leads to fortune.
Omitted all the voyage of their life is bound
In shallows and in miseries.

So get your hands out of your pants
Be ready for that cubic centimeter of chance
You never know when it might come again
You better be ready then.

You might get a bonk on the conk
You might get a tap on the map
You might get a knock on the top of your clock
You might get a punch right in the lunch.

Bring me my old beat up six
Bring me some whiskey and some pix
I won’t hang around too very long
Long enough to sing my song.

In your eyes time stands still
In your eyes I see truth
In your eyes I learn to feel
In your eyes I see love.

In my heart are galaxies
In my heart there’s light
In my heart you are safe
In my heart feel love.

Bring me my old beat up six
Bring me some whiskey and some pix
I’ll be hangin’ around for a little while
Long enough to make you smile.

In Front of the Apts. – words & music John Michael Lind

Kids are skating in front
Of the apartment block.
Kids are throwing snowballs too.
They’re wearing hats and mitts,
Scarves flying in the air.
All of those kids out having fun.

It’s such a happy scene.
Someplace we’ve all been.
Someplace we all want to go.

Trees are covered in snow.
There’s people in the buildings I know.
Watching those kids out having fun.
Cars in the parking lot,
Signs up over the doors.
One kid’s holding a shovel.

Where did they come from?
Hope’s imagination.
Those happy kids in the snow.

What does it tell you about,
What’s on the inside out?
All of those kids out having fun.

A Little Bit Lonely – words & music John Michael Lind

Just a little bit lonely
Just a little bit sad
Feeling a little heartsick
Feeling kinda bad.
But it won’t last for ever
It ain’t gonna stay.
I know love will find me
One fine day.

Ch:
One fine day
Love’s gonna find me.
One fine day
It’s gonna walk into my life.

I know there’s an angel
Out there for me.
A heavenly goddess
To set me free.
And it’ll last for ever
And it’s gonna stay.
I know love will find me
One fine day.

Ch:
One fine day
Love’s gonna find me.
One fine day
It’s gonna walk into my life.
She’s gonna walk into my life.

Red Hair – words & music John Michael Lind

Chorus:
Red hair and eyes of blue
Prettiest girl I ever knew
Red hair and eyes of blue
Prettiest girl I ever knew.

Sweetest voice you’ve ever heard
Free and easy like a bird
Sweetest voice you’ve ever heard
You know I hang on every word.

Prettiest smile you’ve ever seen
No matter how far you’ve been
Prettiest smile you’ve ever seen
I’m her king and she’s my queen.

Chorus

Instr. Chorus

Softest lips I’ve ever kissed
Sweet and gentle like morning mist
Softest lips I’ve ever kissed
They’re the lips I’ll always miss.

Chorus