Room Enough: Lyrics

FULL GOSPEL (Hyche/Kelly)

SURE IS FUNNY SOMETIMES HOW A THING TURNS BAD 

HOW YOU COME UP MISSING WHAT YOU THOUGHT YOU HAD 

EVERY TIME I THINK THAT I MIGHT HAVE IT MADE 

SOMETHING COMES ALONG TO PUT ME IN THE SHADE 

SOMEDAY, THAT LIGHT WILL SHINE ON ME 

 

TRY TO KEEP IT SIMPLE, TRY TO KEEP IT STRAIGHT 

KEEP IT ROLLING FORWARD UNDER SHIFTING WEIGHT 

IF I GUN THE ENGINE, I MIGHT MISS THE CURVE 

IT AIN’T UP TO ME TO SAY WHAT I DESERVE 

SOMEDAY, THAT LIGHT WILL SHINE ON ME 

 

DAYLIGHT TURNS TO DARKNESS, DIAMONDS TURN TO DUST 

IS IT FACT OR FICTION?  IS IT LOVE OR LUST? 

I’M ASKING QUESTIONS, BUT I GET NOWHERE 

I’M STUCK IN NEUTRAL WITH NO TIME TO SPARE 

SOMEDAY, THAT LIGHT WILL SHINE ON ME 

 

JUST KEEP A-GRINDING, KICK OUT ALL THE JAMS 

AIN’T NOTHING EASY THAT IS WORTH A DAMN 

MY DAY IS COMING IN A COSMIC FLASH 

ALL THAT IS PROMISED SOON WILL COME TO PASS 

SOMEDAY, THAT LIGHT WILL SHINE ON ME 

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KNOWING LESS (Kelly) 

“ONCE YOU’VE STARTED DOWN THE ROAD,” SHE SAID, 

“YOU’RE FOREVER LOOKING BACK, AFRAID OF WHAT YOU’VE FLED” 

I SAID, “I DON’T SEE IT LIKE YOU DO 

“IF YOU DETACH YOURSELF, FEAR CAN’T FOLLOW YOU” 

 

PROXIMITY PUSHING US APART 

WE CAN’T FATHOM WHAT WE CANNOT CHART 

 

I SAID, “THE HORIZON’S JUST A LINE 

“YOU CAN SEE BEYOND IF YOU STEP OUTSIDE YOUR MIND” 

“MY NEXT STEP IS THE ONE THAT COUNTS,” SHE SAID 

“A MIND UNOCCUPIED IS A NEEDLE WITH NO THREAD” 

 

DELUSION REIGNS SUPREME 

WE CAN’T RECONCILE OUR SEPARATE DREAMS 

 

DESPERATE FOR SOME CONTACT 

WE’RE TOO WILLING TO AMEND THE FACTS 

 

“AND WHEN YOU COME BACK AROUND,” SHE SAID 

“THE STREETS DON’T WALK THE SAME, THE AIR IS DAMP WITH DREAD” 

I SAID, “CHANGE WILL WORK ITS WAY ON YOU, 

“DISTORT THE THINGS YOU SAY, OBSTRUCT YOUR POINT OF VIEW” 

 

“RACING TO STAND STILL 

“WE’LL FIND NOTHING TO RELIEVE THE CHILL,”  

I SAID...

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I DON’T MIND (Beckham/Hyche/Kelly/Ruha) 

SHE GOT A STRANGE WAY OF SHOWIN’ 

THE WAY SHE WANTS ME GOIN’ 

BUT THE GETTIN’S GOOD AND THE GOIN’S FINE 

SO I DON’T MIND 

SHE GOT INTRIGUING WAYS OF WAITIN’ 

WHILE I FINISH HESITATIN’ 

KNOWIN’ ALL ALONG HOW I’VE BEEN INCLINED 

AND I DON’T MIND 

NO, I DON’T MIND 

 

I DON’T MIND THE WAY SHE SEES RIGHT THROUGH 

ALL MY SELFISH WAYS AND MEANS 

JUST AS LONG AS MY AIM IS TRUE 

SHE KEEPS ME SHOOTIN’ STRAIGHT AND CLEAN 

SHE KEEPS THE WEATHER OUT, SHE KNOWS WHAT I’M ABOUT 

AND I DON’T MIND 

NO, I DON’T MIND 

I DON’T MIND 

I SURE DON’T MIND 

 

SHE GOT A WAY OF NOT PRETENDIN’ 

ABOUT WHAT SHE’S INTENDIN’ 

AND IT’S ALWAYS RIGHT AND IT’S ALWAYS FINE 

SO I DON’T MIND 

SHE GOT A WAY OF ASKIN' QUESTIONS 

THAT FUNCTION AS SUGGESTIONS 

TO LEAD ME TOWARD WHAT I NEED TO FIND 

AND I DON’T MIND 

NO, I DON’T MIND 

 

I DON’T MIND THE WAY THAT SHE DON’T MIND 

THINGS THAT MATTER MOST TO ME 

JUST AS LONG AS I WALK THE LINE 

SHE’S RIGHT WHERE ALL MY WALKIN' LEADS 

SHE IS THE SUN AND MOON, SHE KEEPS ME RIGHT IN TUNE 

AND I DON’T MIND 

NO, I DON’T MIND 

I DON’T MIND 

I SURE DON’T MIND 

 

SHE GOT JUST THE WAY OF LOVIN’ 

TO KEEP MY MIND A-MOVIN’ 

TOWARD A HIGHER PLANE 

WHERE THE STARS ALIGN 

AND I DON’T MIND 

NO, I DON’T MIND 

I DON’T MIND 

I SURE DON’T MIND

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TRAIN TOWN (Kelly) 

IN THE WANING TWILIGHT, THE WHISTLE OF A TRAIN 

BLOWS AWAY THE YEARS 

AND AS THE EVENING GATHERS, I AM A CHILD AGAIN 

WONDERING WHEN THE FUTURE WILL APPEAR 

 

ONCE UPON A TIME, THAT TRAIN STOPPED HERE 

PAST TO FUTURE BOUND 

BUT THE TIME PASSED ON, AND IT ALL DISAPPEARED 

AND LEFT THIS LINGERING ECHO OF A TOWN 

 

PAST TO FUTURE BOUND 

SEASONS FADE AWAY 

FADE AWAY AS THE WORLD BEGINS TO TURN 

TO A DIFFERENT DAY 

 

YONDER STOOD THE DEPOT, ACROSS FROM THE HOTEL 

TRADE FROM MILES AROUND 

THERE ROSE THE WATER TOWER, UNTIL THE DAY IT FELL 

BUT BY THEN, THERE WAS NO ONE TO HEAR THE SOUND 

 

PAST TO FUTURE BOUND  

SEASONS FADE AWAY  

FADE AWAY AS THE WORLD BEGINS TO TURN  

TO A DIFFERENT DAY

 

IN THE BRILLIANT DAYLIGHT, THE WHISTLE OF A TRAIN 

BRINGS BACK /ALL THE YEARS 

STANDING IN THE MOMENT, I WONDER YET AGAIN 

AT THE REASONS THINGS HAVE TO DISAPPEAR

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DARLIN' CORY (Traditional)

DIG A HOLE IN THE MEADOW, DIG A HOLE IN THE COLD, COLD GROUND

DIG A HOLE IN THE MEADOW, GONNA LAY DARLIN' CORY DOWN

 

WAKE UP, WAKE UP DARLIN' CORY 

WHAT MAKES YOU SLEEP SO SOUND

WELL, THAT REVENUE OFFICER'S COMIN'

GONNA TEAR YOUR STILL HOUSE DOWN 

 

DIG A HOLE IN THE MEADOW, DIG A HOLE IN THE COLD, COLD GROUND

DIG A HOLE IN THE MEADOW, GONNA LAY DARLIN' CORY DOWN

 

LAST NIGHT, I LAY ON MY PILLOW

LAST NIGHT, I LAY IN BED 

LAST NIGHT, AS I LAY ON MY PILLOW

I DREAMED DARLIN' CORY DEAD

 WELL, THE CROW, HE FLEW O'ER THE MEADOW

HE FLEW IN FROM THE WEST

TO THE BEDSIDE OF SLEEPIN' CORY

YOU'RE THE ONE THAT SHE LOVES BEST 

AND ANOTHER CROW, O'ER THE RIVER

HE FLEW IN FROM THE EAST 

TO THE BEDSIDE OF SLEEPIN' CORY

THEN HE GIVE HER THE KISS OF PEACE 

AND ANOTHER CROW, O'ER THE OCEAN

HE FLEW UP FROM THE SOUTH

TO THE BEDSIDE OF SLEEPIN' CORY

AND PUT A GOLD COIN IN HER MOUTH

AND THE LAST CROW FLEW O'ER THE FOREST

FLEW IN FROM THE NORTH

TO THE BEDSIDE OF SLEEPIN' CORY

SAID, "RISE, MY LOVE, AND COME FORTH" 

 

DIG A HOLE IN THE MEADOW, DIG A HOLE IN THE COLD, COLD GROUND

DIG A HOLE IN THE MEADOW, GONNA LAY DARLIN' CORY DOWN

 

THE FIRST TIME I SEEN DARLIN' CORY

WAS SITTIN' BY THE DEEP BLUE SEA

WITH A .44 WRAPPED AROUND HER BODY 

AND A BANJO ON HER KNEE

WELL, THE NEXT TIME I SEEN DARLIN' CORY

SHE HAD A BIG SMILE ON HER FACE

WITH A BOTTLE OF MESCAL IN HER RIGHT HAND

SHE WAS HEADIN' IN THAT OTHER GIRL'S PLACE 

 

SO DIG A HOLE IN THE MEADOW, DIG A HOLE IN THE COLD, COLD GROUND

DIG A HOLE IN THE MEADOW, GONNA LAY DARLIN' CORY DOWN 

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NEED OF SAVING (Beckham/Fields/Kelly/Lasecki)            

THE NEED FOR CONFIRMATION IS WEARING ME DOWN  

THE FEAR OF CONFRONTATION KEEPS ME UNDERGROUND  

I’M FINDING OUT THE HARD WAY WORDS DON’T SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES  

THOUGH THEY HELP TO FILL THE HOLES THAT SOCIETY DELVES  

 

WELL, I THOUGHT THE WORLD WAS READY FOR SALVATION  

TO CONFESS THE SINS OF IGNORANCE AND POVERTY  

BUT I SEE NOW I MISREAD THE SITUATION  

AND THE ONE IN NEED OF SAVING MIGHT BE ME  

  

THE WEIGHT OF EXPECTATION IS A WELCOME RELIEF  

WHEN THE CLAMMY HAND OF COMMERCE PICKS YOUR SOUL LIKE A THIEF  

THE PRICE OF OBLIGATION IS WHATEVER THEY SAY   

THEY CALCULATE YOUR INTEREST, THEN THEY TAKE IT AWAY  

  

SO YOU THINK YOU’VE DONE THE WORLD A GREAT BIG FAVOR  

JUST BECAUSE YOU NEVER QUESTIONED ITS CONCEITS  

I JUST HOPE YOU’VE BEEN WELL-PAID FOR YOUR BEHAVIOR  

OR WELL-VERSED IN THE ART OF SELF-DECEIT  

  

WELL, I THOUGHT THE WORLD WAS READY FOR SALVATION  

TO CONFESS THE SINS OF IGNORANCE AND POVERTY  

BUT I SEE NOW I MISREAD THE SITUATION  

AND THE ONE IN NEED OF SAVING MIGHT BE ME  

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CROSS COUNTRY LIMOUSINE (Hyche/Kelly) 

OUT ON THE ROAD, TRYING HARD TO RUN AWAY 

EVERY EXIT LEADS TO NOWHERE, EVERYTHING IS SO CLICHÉD 

JUST TO BREAK INTO THE OPEN, TRY TO SEE WHAT DON’T GET SEEN 

AIN’T BUT ONE WAY TO GET THERE: A BIG CROSS COUNTRY LIMOUSINE 

 

IT’S HIGH AND WIDE, LIKE THE MOUNTAINS AND THE PLAINS 

WITH ROOM ENOUGH FOR EVERYBODY WHO WANTS TO SEE THE DREAM SUSTAINED 

IT DON’T PUT OUT BAD EMISSIONS, IT DON’T RUN ON GASOLINE 

THERE AIN’T NOTHING THAT AIN’T NATURAL ‘BOUT THAT BIG CROSS COUNTRY LIMOUSINE 

 

SIT BACK AND RIDE OUT THERE OFF THE INTERSTATE 

SEE THE PLACES PEOPLE LIVE IN, PLACES LEFT TO THEIR OWN FATES 

IN THE DAYTIME OR THE NIGHTTIME — COUNTRY, TOWN OR IN BETWEEN 

FOLKS’LL LOVE TO SEE IT COMING, THAT BIG CROSS COUNTRY LIMOUSINE

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LEVELS OF SURRENDER (Hyche)                                                            

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SOME DAYS THE DRAGON WINS (Fields)

YOU FORM YOUR FIRST IMPRESSION, BUT FROM THE INCEPTION 

IT’S ALWAYS CLOUDED BY PRIDE 

BUT WHEN HE STARTS FLYING, THERE’S NO DENYING 

SOME DAYS THE DRAGON HIDES 

 

WHAT’S REALLY TRAGIC, HE DON’T HAVE MAGIC 

IT’S NOT HIS AURA OR HIS ZEN 

BUT WHEN HE STARTS FLYING, THERE’S NO DENYING 

SOME DAYS THE DRAGON WINS 

 

SOME DAYS THE DRAGON WINS 

SOME DAYS THE DRAGON WINS                              

YOU’RE GONNA HAVE TO FIND A WHOLE NEW SET OF FRIENDS 

‘CAUSE SOME DAYS THE DRAGON WINS 

 

YOU TICKLE HIM, YOU CHASE HIM, YOU’RE GONNA HAVE TO FACE HIM 

I WOULDN’T WANT TO BE IN YOUR SHOES 

YOU’RE TANNED, YOU’RE RESTED, BUT YOU’VE NOT BEEN TESTED 

NO, YOU’VE NOT PAID YOUR DUES

 

SOME DAYS THE DRAGON WINS

SOME DAYS THE DRAGON WINS 

YOU'RE GONNA HAVE TO FIND A WHOLE NEW SET OF FRIENDS

'CAUSE SOME DAYS THE DRAGON WINS 

 

YOU TICKLE HIM, YOU CHASE HIM, YOU’RE GONNA HAVE TO FACE HIM 

NOW HE’S FRONT-PAGE NEWS 

HE’S DOUBLE-BREASTED, HE’S FIRE-TESTED 

AND NOW HE’S GOT NOTHING TO LOSE 

HE’S NO CREAM PUFF, SO USE YOUR BEST STUFF 

TO SMOKE HIM OUT OF HIS DEN 

IF HE’S NOT FIGHTING, THERE’S STILL NO DENYING 

SOME DAYS THE DRAGON WINS

 

SOME DAYS THE DRAGON WINS

SOME DAYS THE DRAGON WINS

YOU'RE GONNA HAVE TO FIND A WHOLE NEW SET OF FRIENDS

'CAUSE SOME DAYS THE DRAGON WINS

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THE SECOND COMING                              (Oates, words by W.B. Yeats)

TURNING AND TURNING IN THE WIDENING GYRE

THE FALCON CANNOT HEAR THE FALCONER

THINGS FALL APART; THE CENTRE CANNOT HOLD

MERE ANARCHY IS LOOSED UPON THE WORLD

THE BLOOD-DIMMED TIDE IS LOOSED, AND EVERYWHERE

THE CEREMONY OF INNOCENCE IS DROWNED

THE BEST LACK ALL CONVICTION, WHILE THE WORST

ARE FULL OF PASSIONATE INTENSITY

SURELY SOME REVELATION IS AT HAND

SURELY THE SECOND COMING IS AT HAND

THE SECOND COMING! HARDLY ARE THOSE WORDS OUT

WHEN A VAST IMAGE OUT OF SPIRITUS MUNDI

TROUBLES MY SIGHT: SOMEWHERE IN THE SANDS OF THE DESERT

A SHAPE WITH LION BODY AND THE HEAD OF A MAN

A GAZE BLANK AND PITILESS AS THE SUN

IS MOVING ITS SLOW THIGHS, WHILE ALL ABOUT IT

REEL SHADOWS OF THE INDIGNANT DESERT BIRDS

THE DARKNESS DROPS AGAIN; BUT NOW I KNOW

THAT TWENTY CENTURIES OF STONY SLEEP

WERE VEXED TO NIGHTMARE BY A ROCKING CRADLE

AND WHAT ROUGH BEAST, ITS HOUR COME ROUND AT LAST

SLOUCHES TOWARD BETHLEHEM TO BE BORN? 

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THE GROOM'S STILL WAITING AT THE ALTAR (Bob Dylan)

PRAYED IN THE GHETTO WITH MY FACE IN THE CEMENT

HEARD THE LAST MOAN OF A BOXER, SEEN THE MASSACRE OF THE INNOCENT

FELT AROUND FOR THE LIGHT SWITCH, BECAME NAUSEATED

SHE WAS WALKING DOWN THE HALLWAY WHILE THE ROOM DETERIORATED

WEST OF THE JORDAN, EAST OF THE ROCK OF GIBRALTAR

I SEE THE TURNING OF THE PAGE, CURTAIN RISING ON A NEW AGE

SEE THE GROOM'S STILL WAITING AT THE ALTAR

 

TRY TO BE PURE AT HEART, THEY ARREST YOU FOR ROBBERY

TAKE YOUR SHYNESS FOR ALOOFNESS, YOUR SILENCE FOR SNOBBERY

I GOT THE MESSAGE THIS MORNING, THE ONE THAT WAS MEANT FOR ME

'BOUT THE MADNESS OF BECOMING WHAT ONE WAS NEVER MEANT TO BE

WEST OF THE JORDAN, EAST OF THE ROCK OF GIBRALTAR 

I SEE THE TURNING OF THE PAGE, CURTAIN RISING ON A NEW AGE 

SEE THE GROOM'S STILL WAITING AT THE ALTAR

 

WHAT CAN I SAY ABOUT CLAUDETTE THAT WOULDN'T COME BACK TO HAUNT ME?

FINALLY HAD TO GIVE HER UP 'BOUT THE TIME SHE BEGAN TO WANT ME

WELL, I KNOW GOD HAS MERCY ON THE SLANDERED AND HUMILIATED

I'D HAVE DONE ANYTHING FOR THAT WOMAN IF SHE'D MADE ME FEEL OBLIGATED 

WEST OF THE JORDAN, EAST OF THE ROCK OF GIBRALTAR

I SEE THE TURNING OF THE PAGE, CURTAIN RISING ON A NEW AGE

SEE THE GROOM'S STILL WAITING AT THE ALTAR

 

PUT YOUR HAND ON MY HEAD, BABY, DO I HAVE TEMPERATURE?

I SEE PEOPLE WHO'RE SUPPOSED TO KNOW BETTER, STANDING AROUND LIKE FURNITURE

THERE'S A WALL BETWEEN YOU AND WHAT YOU WANT, AND YOU'VE GOT TO LEAP IT

TONIGHT, YOU'VE GOT THE POWER TO TAKE IT, TOMORROW, YOU WON'T HAVE THE POWER TO KEEP IT 

WEST OF THE JORDAN, EAST OF THE ROCK OF GIBRALTAR

I SEE THE TURNING OF THE PAGE, CURTAIN RISING ON A NEW AGE

SEE THE GROOM'S STILL WAITING AT THE ALTAR

 

CITIES ON FIRE, PHONES OUT OF ORDER

THEY'RE KILLING NUNS AND SOLDIERS, THERE'S FIGHTING ON THE BORDER

WHAT CAN I SAY ABOUT CLAUDETTE? I AIN'T SEEN HER SINCE JANUARY

SHE COULD BE RESPECTABLY WED, OR RUNNING A WHOREHOUSE IN BUENOS AIRES

WEST OF THE JORDAN, EAST OF THE ROCK OF GIBRALTAR

I SEE THE TURNING OF A PAGE, CURTAIN RISING ON A NEW AGE

SEE THE GROOM'S STILL WAITING AT THE ALTAR

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BACK TO JERICHO (Hyche/Kelly) 

SOUND OF DRUMBEATS IN A CAPTIVE COUNTRY 

MAMAS THIRSTIN’, BABIES GOIN’ HUNGRY 

PAINTED FACES, ENFORCED JUBILATION 

ALL JUST DIGITIZED MANIPULATION 

GIVE IT UP, ALL UP, AND YOU WON’T GET IT BACK 

THE PRICE OF LIVIN’ AIN’T HARDLY ON A DOWNWARD TRACK 

GET ON THE TRAIN, GIVE THE MAN YOUR NAME 

TELL HIM, “I’M GOIN’ BACK TO JERICHO” 

 

PEOPLE MARCHIN’, PEOPLE DEMONSTRATIN’ 

FEELIN’ LIKE THEY’RE IN A LIVIN’ NATION     

WAVE A-CRESTIN’, GENERATIN’ FORCES 

FLOWIN’ TOGETHER FROM A MILLION SOURCES 

DAM IT UP, ALL UP, AND THERE’LL BE NO RETURN 

SLIP OFF TO ONE SIDE, AND YOU CAN WATCH THE LANDSCAPE BURN 

GET ON THE TRAIN, GIVE THE MAN YOUR NAME 

TELL HIM, “TAKE ME BACK TO JERICHO” 

 

PERSON TO PERSON, STATION TO STATION 

REVOLUTION, RECONCILIATION 

A NOBLE CAUSE IS NEVER….LOST OR WON 

THE COUNTIN’ DON’T START TILL THE KILLIN’S DONE 

KEEP IT UP, KEEP UP, OR YOU’LL BE LEFT BEHIND 

THE FLESH IS WILLIN’, BUT YOU BETTER EXERCISE YOUR MIND 

GET ON THE TRAIN, GIVE THE MAN YOUR NAME 

TELL HIM, “GET ME BACK TO JERICHO”    

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