Song Lyrics

Somewhere Far Away:  Silver Anniversary Album

 

Rounder Records, Aug 2, 2019.

 

1.  Both Ends of the Train
(Tim Stafford-Steve Gulley/Daniel House Music, BMI-Gulley's Curve Music,BMI)

I roomed with him in Rockville in 1925
He was doing life and I was doing time
His memory drifted back when he was most alive 
When Frank and Jesse James were in their prime

He was a corporal, fought the Kiowa and Sioux 
From Sulphur Springs to Kansas City 
Ran into trouble when his soldier days were through 
Ended up a thousand miles away 

Don’t waste fond words or sad goodbye 
Lay me down on the wide open plain 
Out beneath the quilted sky 
Where I can see both ends of the train 

He said I saw the Buffalo, the herds would last for days
Back before the railroad came  
Now it’s all moved on without me but I miss the older ways 
And I know it can never be the same 

They buried him at Rockville and his kind won’t rise again
I hope his soul can find some rest 
To the world he’s long forgotten, but to me he was a friend
I still recall his last request

 

2.  Somewhere Far Away
(Shawn Lane-Gerald Ellenburg/Cat Town Music-BMI, Wadako Publishing-BMI)

Have you ever been left all alone like a child 
No one happens your way 
People stare through you as they pass you by 
As they hurry along through their day 

In the busy courtyard there the green grass you’ll find 
Water flows cool o’er the vine 
Pennies shine bright as they glare in the sun 
And they happen to be mostly mine


Happen to be mostly mine 
Have you ever tried to see all the stars in the sky 
Looking up through the big city lights 
An empty street gives you a chill in your soul 

As a page of the paper blows by 
A little bird makes this big city his home 
He could leave but he chooses to stay 
You wish you could ask him to borrow his wings 
And fly somewhere far away 

Fly somewhere far away.

 

3.  Dear Kentucky
(Shawn Lane-Gerald Ellenburg/Cat Town Music-BMI, Wadako Publishing-BMI)

I miss the homeplace on the hillside 
And the smell of apple blossoms in the air 
I miss daddy’s stories by the fireside 
And my momma’s voice as she kneeled in prayer 

I’m leaving tonight for dear Kentucky 
Where wild roses bloom this time of year 
I can feel the April sun shining on me 
As I walk the fertile ground I love so dear 

Is the corn still growing in the meadow 
Where Miller plowed the ground in early spring
Are the dogs still running through the red oaks 
I’m going back to live that way again 

I long to see sweet Angelina 
I wonder if she still remembers me 
It’s been many years since I’ve seen her 
In my heart there’s a place she’ll always be 

I’m leaving tonight for Dear Kentucky 
Where wild roses bloom this time of year 
I can feel the summer sun shining on me 
As I walk the fertile ground I love so dear

 

4.  In Texas Tonight
(Tim Stafford-Bobby Starnes/Daniel House Music, BMI-It Says What It Says Music,BMI)

He’s out on the prairie tonight, headed for Austin 
She worries about him alone, and prays for him often 
She said don’t cover your tracks 
So you can find your way back
Not a cloud in the sky as the coyote cries in the distance
In Texas tonight 

He camped for the night on the banks of the big Brazos River 
And he dreamed of his wife back at home and the life he would give her 
He said it wouldn’t be long 
Until these hard times are gone 
He hums a sweet tune as the gold harvest moon slowly rises 
In Texas tonight 

No one can say what will be 
In life there’s no guarantees 
Somewhere on the prairie tonight, this side of Austin 
She worries about him alone, and prays for him often 
She’ll dream of love without end 
Until she sees him again 
Not a cloud in the sky as the coyote cries in the distance 
In Texas tonight

 

5.  Cochise County 
(Tim Stafford-Bobby Starnes/Daniel House Music, BMI-It Says What It Says Music,BMI)

 

6.  Orville's Webb
(Jason Burleson / Terrible Two's Music-BMI)

Instrumental.

 

7.   Ain't No Better, Ain't No Worse
(Wayne Taylor-Tim Stafford/Forty WAT Music-BMI, Daniel House Music-BMI)

 

8.  A Place I've Never Been 
(Shawn Lane-Gerald Ellenburg/Cat Town Music-BMI, Wadako Publishing-BMI)

 

9.   I Already Do 
(Tim Stafford-Steve Gulley/Daniel House Music, BMI-Gulley's Curve Music,BMI)

 

10.   Life Song
(Shawn Lane/Cat Town Music-BMI)

 

11.  I Can't Think of One
(Wayne Taylor-Ronnie Bowman/Forty WAT Music-BMI, William Franklin Publishing-BMI)

 

12.  That Sounds More Like Heaven to Me
(Wayne Taylor/Forty WAT Music-BMI)

 

 

Original Traditional

 

Rounder Records,  Sept 9, 2016.

* 2017 GRAMMY Nomination - Best Bluegrass Album 
* 2017 IBMA Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year Nomination ~ Hallelujah 
* Number # 1 Album on Roots Music Report and Bluegrass Unlimited Charts
* Two # 1 Songs on Bluegrass Today Chart
* Number # 6 Album on the RMR Top Bluegrass Album Chart for the Year 2017

 

 

The Game

 

Rounder Records, January 2014.

* Nominated for 2014 IBMA Album of the Year 
* Nominated for 2014 IBMA Song of the Year - The Game 
* Reigned at #1 for 7 months on the Bluegrass Unlimited Album Chart (Jun-Dec 2014) 

* Named the #1 Bluegrass Album of the Year by critic Daniel Mullins in his end of the year Top 20 Albums of 2014 list in Bluegrass Today.

 

 

Sounds of Home

 

Rounder Records, 2011

* Nominated for 2012 IBMA Album of the Year 
* Nominated for 2012 IBMA Song of the Year - Sounds of Home 
* Nominated for 2012 IBMA Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year - Roaring Creek