Lyrics: Tear Down the Walls

I Know You Rider

I say I know you, Rider
Miss me when I’m gone
I say I know you, Rider
Miss me when I’m gone
Won’t have nobody now, mama
Roll around
In your sweet lovin’ arms

Lovin’ you, baby
Easy as fallin’ off a log
Lovin’ you, baby
Easy as fallin’ off a log
I can’t make love to you, mama
Ain’t gonna hang around
And be your dirty dog

Early one mornin’
Rider, and it won’t be long
Early one mornin’
Rider, and it won’t be long
You’re gonna call my name now, baby
Sweet lovin’ daddy
Gonna be long gone

I say I know you, Rider

Red Flowers

Red were the flowers
Growing out of the ashes of war
Searching for the sun
That was there before
Searching for the sun
That was there
Now it’s gone

Red were the babes
Asleep in the fires made by man
Dreaming of the flowers
That were there before
Dreaming of the flowers
That were there before
Dreaming of the flowers
That were there
Now thery’re gone

How could mankind be so cruel
To do this thing they’ve done
The one thing God shall not forgive
Of the child that’s never
Seen a flower grow
And a flower that’s never
Seen the sun, my son

Our father
Who art in heaven above
Hallowed be a child’s love
For the flower that’s never
Seen the sun
For the flower and the child
Are one

Tear Down The Walls

Tear down the walls
Listen to freedom singin’ out
Tear down the walls
Can’t you hear
The churchbells ringin’ out
Give every man
The chance to take his brother’s hand
Tear down the walls
Tear down the walls

The muslc’s In the air
Where every man is free
The music’s everywhere
That lights the torch of liberty
Tear down the walis
Can’t you hear the melody
Tear down the walis
Hear every man
Singin’ over the land
Tear down the walls
Tear down the walls

Weary Blues

Weary blues from waitin’
Lord, I’ve been waitin’ too long
These blues have got me cryin’
Sweet mama, please come on home (now)

Through tears i watch young lovers
As they go strollin’ by
God knows the things
That might have been
God forgive me if, if I cry

Weary blues…

The snow falls round my window
It can’t chill my heart
It died the day you went away
And my dream world fell apart

Weary blues (Weary, weary blues)
Weary blues from waitin’
Lord, I’ve been waitin’ too long
These blues have got me cryin’
Sweet mama, please come on home (now)
Won’t you please come on home (now)
Won’t you please come on home

Toy Balloon

This is a song about a kid

The sun’s a ten cent toy balloon
Hanginig in the sky
Watchin’ all the people down below
Goin’ by

The moon’s a ten cent lollipop
Hey, make a stop
I’m gettin’ dizzy
I’m gettin’ dizzy

His mother and father answered

We’re too busy
We’re too busy

Well, now the kids goes up to his room
Sits by his window,
And he starts to think

Someday I’ll be a man
Maybe fifty three
Then everybody will listen to me

Even my mommy and my daddy will listen
To me when I’m fifty three

But I wonder
Will the sun watch
AlI the people goin’ by
Will the moon still hang in the sky
When I die
When I die

Baby

Baby
Do you hear, do you hear me now
Your baby’s gonna leave you
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Next pay day

I’ll be sailin’ up
That Saint John River
(I’ll be sailin’ up)
(The Saint John River)
Never more to be the giver
(Never more to be the giver)
Baby (Baby) Baby (Baby)

Baby (Baby)
Do you hear (Do you hear)
Do you hear me now
I say you’re baby’s gonna leave you now
(Your baby’s gonna leave you)
Next pay day (Next pay day)
Next pay day

I’ll be sailin’ up
That Saint John River
(I’ll be sailin’ on)
(The Saint John River)
Never more to be the giver now
(Never more to be the giver)
Baby (Baby)

Baby
Do you hear, do you hear
Baby Baby, Baby, Baby,
Baby Baby, Baby,
Do you hear (Do you hear)
Do you hear me now

Baby
Do you hear, do you hear me
Baby Baby, Baby, Baby,
Baby Baby, Baby,

Morning Dew

Walk me out
In the moming dew, my honey
Walk me out In the moming dew today
Can’t walk you out
In the momlng dew, my baby
Can’! walk you out
In the morning dew today

Thought I heard
A young man moanin’ Lord
Thought I heard
A young man moanin’ Lord
You didn’t hear
No young man moanin’ Lord
You didn’t hear
No young man moan today

Where have all the people gone
My honey
Where haye all the people gone
Today
Don’t you worry
‘Bout those people, baby
You’ll never see those people
Anymore

Thought I heard
My baby cryin’ mama
Thought I heard
My baby cryin’ mama
You didn’t hear
No baby cryin’ mama
You didn’t hear
No baby cry today

Walk me out
In the moming dew, my honey
Walk me out
In the morning dew today
Can’t walk you out
In the morning dew, my baby
I’ll never walk you out
In the moming dew again

I’m A Drifter

I’m a drifter, l’m a loner
And I’ve seen every city and town
I’ll pass by here and I’ll die here
And some stranger will lower me down

I’ve sat in the shade
Of an oId apple orchard
Watched the big trucks rollin’ by
Shared a grape soda
With a man from Dakota
And seen a June bug in July

I’m a drifter…

I’ve played basketball
Through the hoop of a barrel
Struggled to learn how to swim
Through I sometimes think maybe
I once was a baby
I only pretend I was him

I’m a drifter…

I’m made love in your city
Til the poor and the pretty
Thought I was clever and smart
I’ve ended up lonely
With nothin’ but only
A song and a half of a heart

I’m a drifter, l’m a loner
And I’ve seen every city and town
I’ll pass by here and I’ll die here
And some stranger will lower me down
Stranger will lower me down

Linin’ Track

Gonna line track today
And tomorrow we’re gonna play now
(Tomorrow)
and tomorrow we’re gonna play
(Tomorrow we’re gonna play)

Evalina, yeah, and her daughter, yeah
They run a sportin’ house
Down by the water
Evalina, yeah and her daughter, yeah
They run a sportin’ house
Down by the water

Gonna line track today…
I never been
To Georgia, Georgia, Georgia
(I never been to Georgia, but)
Georgia, I’ve been told now, buddy
I never been
To Georgie, Georgia, Georgia
(But) I’ve been told now, mame
Sweet Georgia woman
(Got that sweet sweet) Lordy, mama
Got a sweet sweet jelly roll now
Good Georgia woman
(Got that sweet) Lordy, mama
Got a sweet sweet jelly roll now
Got a sweet jelly roll

Gonna Iine track today
And tomorrow we’re gonna
Tomorrow we’re gonna
(Tomorrow, tomorrow)
Tomorrow we’re gonna

Wild Child In A World Of Trouble

Wild child’s in a world of trouble
Quiet child’s in a world of pain
Lost child’s in a world of sorrow
Searchin’ children in a world of shame
Searchin’ children in a world of shame

There’s been a world of trouble
Way before I came here
World of trouble way before then
There’ll be a world of trouble
After I’m gone
‘Cause it’s a world of frouble
They’ll bury me in

Wild child’s in a world of trouble…

Wild child’s in a world of trouble now
Wild child’s in a world of trouble now

Wild child’s in a world of trouble now

Dade County Jail

You know, Dade County Jail
Is nine stories tall
I say Dade County Jail
Is nine stories tall
Air conditioned from wall to wall
Still they can’t find a bed for
No they can’t find a bed
For juvenile Hall

Now the building was built
For just fifty two
To one hundred and twenty now
My how they grew
Governor Foss Bryant
Now, what you gonna do
When they can’t find a bed
For Juvenile Hall

I say Dade County Jail
Is nine stories tall now
Air conditioned from wall to wall
They’re not even usin’
Three floors at all
Still they can’t find a bed for
No they can’t find a bed
For Juvenile Hall

Now, I’ve seen your courthouse
With its big shiny doors
I’ve seen your church windows
Costin’ thousands or more
But I’ve never seen
Children sleepin’ on floors
Still they can’t flnd a bed for
No, they can’t find a bed
For Juvenlle Hall

Hey there, all you mothers
Your good City Fathers
Aren’t even good brothers
When they can’t find a bed for
No, they can’t find a bed
For Juvenile Hall
I’ve seen your Torch of Friendship
In Bay Front Park
How can you speak of friendship
With your chlldren in the dark
They got a park
For fhe senior citlzen’s ball
They can’t find a bed for.
No, they can’t find a bed
For Juvenile Hall

I say Dade County Jail…

Can’t find a bed for Juvenile Hall

I Got ‘Em

I say I got ’em
If you want ’em now
(If you want ‘em) I got ‘em
I got apples and peaches
And pears and plums
Real fine peaches this mornin’
This mornin’ (this mornin’)
I say I got ‘em
If you want ‘em
(If you want ‘em) I got ‘em

Uh uh
No man can’t come up your road now
Your road too bumpy
Make me dump my load
Dump my load
I say I (I got ‘em, I got ‘em)
Got ‘em now

Well, the sun ain’t shinin’
And it look like rain
Listen to the whistle
On that lonesome freight train
Just sigh in the rain
Sign in the rain
I got ‘em now
If you want ‘em (if you want ‘em)
I say I got ‘em

Boy, you get that dog
Away from this cart
If that dog lifts his leg
Just one more time
I’m gonna kick him
I say I got ‘em
If you want ‘em
(If you want ‘em, if you want ‘em)
I got ‘em
Well, the sun is a shinin’
And bless my soul
Goin’ home and get
My old cane pole
I’m goin’ fishin’ (I’m goin’ fishin’)
‘Stead of wishin’ I was fishin’
(I’m goin’ fishin’)
I say I got ’em
If you want ’em now (If you want ’em)
I got ’em (I got ’em)

Lonesome Valley

You’ve gotta walk that lonesome valley
You’ve gotta walk it by yourself
Nobody else can walk it for you
You’ve gotta walk it by yourself

My mama walked that lonesome valley
She had to walk it by herself
Nobody else could walk it for her
She had to walk It by herself

Jesus walked that lonesome valley
(He had to walk)
He had to walk it by Himself
Nobody else (Nobody else)
Could walk it for Him
He had to walk It by Himself

You’ve gotta walk (You have gotta walk)
That lonesome valley
You’ve gotta walk It by yourself
Nobody else (Nobody else)
(Gonna) Can walk It for you
You’ve gotta walk all by yourself