"The Deader" as written by and Stephens Vogel....
So now, let me tell you about this girl of mine
Heart like all men?s dreams in the days of 49
I turn hollow, no me more swallow, fast only she breaks
But distance keeps her miles or meters, what difference does it make?

'Cause here they come again to repossess my dreams
Child don't play yourself things are never what they seem
A bridge, a river, a pale moon sliver, city shines so bright
But to my despair, I return where they sleep out every night

But the girl I love is oh, so, oh, so far away
And I wonder can she hear me as I go through my day

Oh, now the ragin' sea she laps upon my door
I?ll round a thousand horns just to drown upon her shore
Blood red roses go down moses, oh, billowin' sails
Those so weak-willed, guts all sea-filled, throw them o?er the rails

Boys, slacken up the jib and sing a hearty song
We've been driftin?, driftin?, for far too long
I take no care, me I'm so bare-breasted on the bow
Scabbed and weathered skin of leather, who's the deader now

But the girl I love is oh, so, oh, so far away
And I wonder, can she hear me as I go through my day
It's so long lady angel, I guess, I?ll say goodbye
But I do believe I'm aging right before your eyes

Wash up on her coast, not a nickel to my name
Sold my, sold my, sold my gold watch and chain
Enough to hire a band of lyres to march me on my way
Through hills and valleys, streets and alleys up to her open gates

But the girl I love is oh, so, oh, so far away
And I wonder, can she hear me as I go through my day
It's so long lady angel, I guess, I?ll say goodbye
But I do believe I'm aging right before your eyes

Cock crow in the morning, heard it loud and clear
Asked her for to marry, she answer with a tear
Boy, you have my heart and I know you always will
But that ain't enough to hold me 'cause love don't pay the bills

I turned away in shame for all my days in vain
Guess, I?ll just drag on, no one loves you till you're gone
Let the river be my guide, let the desert be my bride
Till my heart turns to steel, till I no longer feel

But the girl I love is oh, so, oh, so far away
And I wonder, can she hear me as I go through my day
It's so long lady angel, I guess, I?ll say goodbye
But I do believe I'm aging right before your eyes



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"The Deader" as written by Stephens Vogel

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    General Comment"boys, slacked up the jim and sing a hearty song"

    is actually

    "boys, slacking up the jib and sing a hearty song"

    a jib is the front sale that is shaped like a right triangle.
    Antonskeyon September 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthaha also it's "cause here they come again to reposes my dreams"
    haha i don't mean to be nit picky. just bored and figured i'd point out the little things....hmm that actually seems nit picky. fuck it.
    Antonskeyon September 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNo need to feel bad for correcting incorrect lyrics.
    *It is actually repossess-to regain possession of
    not reposes-the act of resting or the state of being at rest
    siegel219on September 29, 2007   Link
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    General Comment[?] hallowed etc is actually I turn hallow no me more swallow

    Claw's here to is actually Because here they come again to repossess my dreams

    Blue jewel river is actually A bridge, a river, a pale moon sliver

    Blurry roses is actually Blood red roses, go down moses, oh billowing sails

    Scabby weather is Scabbed and weathered, skin of leather, whose the deader now?

    Sell my sell my is actually Sold my sold my sold my gold watch and chain, enough to hire a band of lyres (musical instrument to serenade the damsel)

    Streets and alleys is Sugar ditch alleys in the lyrics on the album, but I think that it sounds like streets and alleys on the actual recording personally.

    It's all my days in vain not vane.

    The last chorus should be "that the girl I love is oh so far away".

    Sorry, I just dislike incorrectness. The lyrics are on the inside of the album and seem to be more correct. I tried to just repost them in the forum, but I'm getting an odd error.
    Route666on December 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDammit, missed one. Hard like all men's dreams should be "Heart like all men's dreams in the days of '49".
    Route666on December 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe phrase (which hasn't been corrected yet)

    "heart like all men's dreams in the days of '49"

    is a reference to the expression 'heart of gold'.

    1849 was the year that the California Gold Rush happened and all men dreamed of getting rich quickly from mining gold.
    ab12cd34on July 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love this song.
    Two Gallants and Adam Stephens never seem to disappoint.
    I love their references to the 'old days' like this song, about the gold rush, and like in Las Cruces Jail about the outlaws and old west.
    headwoundson October 13, 2008   Link

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