Paper Airplane

Paper Airplane

Released: April 12, 2011

  1. Paper Airplane Lyrics

    Paper Airplane
    Robert Lee Castleman

    I’ve put it all behind me, nothing left to do or doubt
    Some may say
    But every silver lining always seems to have a cloud
    That comes my way
    Anticipated pleasure or unexpected pain
    No choice I fear
    And love is hard to measure, hidden in the rain

    That’s why you’ll find me here all alone and still wondering why
    Waiting inside for the cold to get colder
    And here where its clear that I’ve wasted my time
    Hoping to fly, cause its almost over now

    People come together, people go their own way
    Love conquers few
    And I’ll do whatever, I’ll say what I need to say
    Just not for you

    How many days should I smile with a frown,
    ‘Cause you’re not around with the sun on your shoulders
    And how many nights must I wake up alone
    And know in my soul that its almost over now

    Our love is like a paper airplane flying in the folded wind
    Riding high, dipping low
    But innocence is fair game, I’m hoping I can hold it in
    Our love will die, I know

  2. Dust Bowl Children Lyrics

    Dustbowl Children
    Peter Rowan

    My father’s name was Hannibal, Mama was Hanna-Mariah.
    Everything we owned got all burned up in the great depression fire
    Strip mines and one crop farming drained the green earth dry.
    We lost it all till only love was left, and the one thing money can’t buy.

    We’re all Dust Bowl Children
    Singin’ the dust bowl song
    Well, the crops won’t grow,
    And the dust just blows

    When the green fields are gone.
    When the green grass growing fields are gone.

    When the green fields are gone.
    When the green grass growing fields are gone.

    Well, they said in California, there’s work of every kind.
    The only work that I got out there was waiting on a welfare line.
    Once I had a dollar, once I had a dream.
    Now all the work is being done by a big ole machine.

    We’re all Dust Bowl Children
    Singin’ the dust bowl song
    Well, the crops won’t grow,
    And the dust just blows

    When the green fields are gone.
    When the green grass growing fields are gone.

  3. Lie Awake Lyrics

    Lie Awake
    Angel Snow/Viktor Krauss

    I want to run away
    Don’t come out looking round
    Too busy dealing with it on my own
    He’s right behind me
    Please God I can’t be found
    Don’t cast another stone
    Feel out the night, until the sunrise
    The City tells me not to go ‘til dawn
    And if he wakes that’s when my heart breaks
    And I’m as good as gone

    How do I lie awake now
    When I know I’ve got to be moving on
    How do I lie awake now
    When nothing’s right and nothing’s wrong

    And in the end
    Will we make amends
    Just like we’re face to face another dawn
    And in the light, or when the moon shines
    Will you take me on home

    How do I lie awake now
    When I know I’ve got to be moving on
    How do I lie awake now
    When nothing’s right and nothing’s wrong

  4. Lay My Burden Down Lyrics

    Lay My Burden Down
    Aoife O’Donovan

    Gonna lay my burden down
    Lay my body in the ground
    Cold clay against my skin
    But I don’t care at all

    Can’t seem to find my piece of mind
    So with the earth I’ll lay entwined
    Six feet underground
    My feet are warm and dry

    When I get to the other side
    I’ll put your picture way up high
    But I’m not coming back to you
    It’s just too far

    If I was cast out on the sea
    Would you come and look for me
    Or would you just let me sink
    Beneath the waves so blue

    What if I had learned to fly
    Fly all night till day drew nigh
    Touch down upon a branch and
    Scan the crowd for you

    When I touch my feet on the land
    I’ll kiss your lips and take you in
    But you know I’m not here to stay
    It’s just too far

    Darling can’t you hear me cry
    My bones are broke
    My tongue is tied
    The moon is swaying back and forth
    Against the navy sky
    Is all that I can see
    My body is trembling on my knees
    Just have a little mercy on me
    Run away and hide

    When I sleep the angels sing
    But I cannot hear a thing
    Eyes closed
    Dreaming of the better days gone by

    When I wake the trumpets play
    And I’m standing at the gates
    Fall down the joy I know
    My race has just been won

    When I was young my mom would say
    Well life is hard, but that’s OK
    If you can make it through the day
    It’s not that far
    No, it’s not that far

  5. My Love Follows You Where You Go Lyrics

    My Love Follows You Where You Go
    Barry Dean/Lori McKenna/Liz Rose

    More wishes than a thousand hearts can count for you
    More smiles than a merry-go-round
    The sweetest ending to a bed-time story told
    My love follows you where you go

    More laughter than a kindergarten out to play
    One Sunday morning song that says it all
    More summer than a California beach can hold
    My love follows you where you go

    Future like a promise – and you’re a city of Gold
    Stubborn in your bones and Jesus in your soul
    Seeing you stand there – staring at the unknown
    I won’t pretend that it’s not killing me
    Watching you walk away slow
    My love follows you where you go

    Take forgiveness – take a prayer – take the deepest breath
    Take the answers in your heart
    When you wake up and the world is cruel and cold
    My love follows you where you go

    Future like a promise – and you’re a city of Gold
    Stubborn in your bones and Jesus in your soul
    Seeing you stand there – staring at the unknown
    I won’t pretend that it’s not killing me
    Watching you walk away slow
    My love follows you where you go

    Seeing you stand there – staring at the unknown
    My love follows you where you go

    More freedom than a field of flowers in the wind
    More beauty than a morning after rain
    Up the steepest hill – a dark and crooked road
    My love follows you where you go
    My love follows you where you go

  6. Dimming Of The Day Lyrics

    Dimming of the Day
    Richard Thompson

    This old house is falling down around my ears
    I’m drowning in a river of my tears
    When all my will is gone you hold me sway
    I need you at the dimming of the day

    You pull me like the moon pulls on the tide
    You know just where I keep my better side

    What days have come to keep us far apart
    A broken promise or a broken heart
    Now all the bonnie birds have wheeled away
    I need you at the dimming of the day

    Come the night you’re only what I want
    Come the night you could be my confident

    I see you on the street in company
    Why don’t you come and ease your mind with me
    I’m living for the night we steal away
    I need you at the dimming of the day
    I need you at the dimming of the day

  7. On The Outside Looking In Lyrics

    On The Outside Looking In
    Tim O’Brien

    You close the door in front of me, I wait patiently outside
    But as the minutes tick away I feel the anger rise
    Who’s the object of this rage, who’s not being fair
    Is it you for your indifference or me for just standing there

    In my mind the room beyond is bathed in golden light
    I dream about you through the day and I toss and turn at night
    Sometimes it’s hard to understand, they say that pride’s a sin
    Should I go or should I stay on the outside looking in

    I didn’t make the grade today and I’m not the only one
    But my heart, it won’t stop hurting and feeling all alone
    Maybe we’ll trade places in some not too distant year
    I’ll hear your voice calling out, I’ll cover up my ears

    In my mind the room beyond is bathed in golden light
    I dream about you through the day and I toss and turn at night
    Sometimes it’s hard to understand, they say that pride’s a sin
    Should I go or should I stay on the outside looking in

    I could brag on things I’ve done or the places I have been
    But I never found a cure for on the outside looking in
    Sometimes it’s hard to understand, they say that pride’s a sin
    Should I go or should I stay on the outside looking in

  8. Miles To Go Lyrics

    Miles To Go
    Barry Bales/Chris Stapleton

    It’s feeling longer now than it ever has before
    Another memory is another slamming door
    It’s getting too dark now to see
    Every photograph is another lesson learned
    Every sleepless night is another page I’ve turned
    I wake up to fallen dreams

    And the petals start to fade by the picket fences
    Just another shade of miles and miles to go

    If I had a chance, I must of have missed it long ago
    If I could run away, I wouldn’t have to let you go
    This angel’s bound to stray
    Like an hourglass, I’m a soul of sinking sand
    Try to hold my heart and I will slip right through your hands
    Time just blows away

    And the petals start to fade by the picket fences
    Just another shade of miles and miles to go
    And the tears forever flow

    And the petals start to fade by the picket fences
    Just another shade of miles and miles to go
    This angel’s bound to stray
    Its another shade of miles and miles to go

  9. Sinking Stone Lyrics

    Sinking Stone
    Jeremy Lister

    I called you today
    Wanting a change
    I never meant to hurt anyone
    Never meant for you to pull out your guns

    But feelings won’t stay
    In this meager parade
    You’re beating to a different drum
    In this lack of all luster we’ve become

    Save your breath / you know we’ve
    both tried our best / but it’s leaving

    This might as well be done
    I’m falling with the sun
    When the hours getting sour won’t save with time
    And I’m waving off the one
    Who wouldn’t let me run
    Though we try it’s a lie I can’t keep dragging on
    I’m untying this sinking stone….

    Don’t sit on the fence
    Living past tense
    Holding on to wishes and words
    Folding out a picture we blur

    Cause here in the end
    I’m losing a friend
    Fighting back a tear when it burns
    Dividing up the pieces that we were

    Save your breath / you know we’ve
    Both tried our best / but it’s leaving

    This might as well be done
    I’m falling with the sun
    When the hours getting sour won’t save with time
    and I’m waving off the one
    who wouldn’t let me run
    though we try it’s a lie I can’t keep dragging on
    I’m untying this sinking stone….

    I can’t say you’re all alone
    I’m accepting what I own
    Here lies a blanket not a bandage

    I’m unable to restrain
    When the wake that we became
    Is drawing me undering

  10. Bonita And Bill Butler Lyrics

    Bonita and Bill Butler
    Sidney Cox

    I grew up in the scantling yards of Wheeling West Virginia
    A wheelhouse cub looking for an open door
    In the packet ways a Sweeney wed the keel of my Bonita
    Just two months from her timbers til she moored
    I paid the fare in billet on her maiden voyage to Vicksburg
    And talked my way to hand the tiller on the course
    In her planks I carved a notch and sealed the vow “Be my Bonita”
    And her dowry was my life between the shores

    I was born with rouging ways, and she steered me like a woman
    From the port calls and the bawds that lead me stray
    The calliope serenades, made the old towns come running
    And the boys would gamble shards to pull her chains
    The striker’s boast would fain me loss, about the wrecks the shoals were keeping
    And how the old girl’s got poor Billy’s ransom saved

    On the lake at Bistineau, she set the wharf at Dixie
    With a thousand bales of cotton on her main
    As the great raft disappeared, the watermark went sinking
    And she was stuck right hard, a listing on the bank
    With the furnace still a blaze, I stood my last upon her
    Then climbed the prow and took a landsman’s trade
    “A derelict now Malady” said the watch log I’ve concorded
    “Have the bosun sound us eight bells for the change”

    Cause I was born with rouging ways, and she steered me like a woman
    From the port calls and the bawds that lead me stray
    The calliope serenades, made the old towns come running
    And the boys would gamble shards to pull her chains
    And I would take to wider walks, so the gin I stopped a drinking
    At three scores aloft this crooked frame
    The striker’s boast would fain me loss, about the wrecks the shoals were keeping
    And how the old girl’s got poor Billy’s ransom saved

  11. My Opening Farewell Lyrics

    My Opening Farewell
    Jackson Browne

    My love stands before the open window
    Staring so far away
    He can almost feel the southern wind blow
    Almost touching my restless days

    He turns from the window to me
    Sad smile his apology
    Sad eyes reaching for the door

    Daylight loses to another evening
    And still he spares me the word goodbye
    He sits alone beside me fighting his feelings
    He struggles to speak but in the end I only cry

    Suddenly it’s so hard to find
    The words that would help me speak my troubled mind
    He’s offering these to me as if to be kind:
    There is a train everyday leaving either way
    There is a train everyday leaving either way
    There is a world, you know
    And there is a way to go
    And we’ll soon be gone — it’s just as well
    This is my opening farewell

    A child’s drawing is on the table
    A woman’s silk lying on the floor
    And he would keep me here if I were able
    And lock us safe behind this open door

    But suddenly it’s so clear to me
    I’ve asked him to see what he may never see
    Now his kind words find their way back to me
    There is a train everyday leaving either way
    There is a world, you know
    And there is a way to go
    And we’ll soon be gone — it’s just as well
    This is my opening farewell