JIM FOSTER

STUNNED

I been stunned by a blinding beauty

That was full of shadiness

Stunned by the heat of passion

In the chill of prejudice             

Stunned at the cost of water      

Not talkin  no  ocean view                        

Stunned in a world of billions

How much I want you                           

I'm stunned I can't even get up and run      

I'm just stunned  st t t t t t t t t t t t stunned

                                                             

I'm stunned by the rich and greedy            

Milkin the workin poor

I'm stunned by the sick and needy

Campin outside my door

Stunned by the lack of conscience

And the dirty naked truth                                  

Stunned in a world of billions               

How much I want you        

I'm stunned    i can't even get up and run  

I'm stunned  st t t t t t t t t t t t stunned

       

Stunned by the politicians

Runnin that old shell game              

Stunned by the hungry public  

Swallowing  all the same

Stunned by a revelation

Lookin into my past

Things I thought  were solid     

Are liquid or maybe gas            

I'm stunned, I can't even get up and  run   

I'm stunned, dying to have some fun       

Im stunned , I been lookin' to find someone...Now   

I'm stunned  st t t t t t t t t t t t stunned


WASN'T THAT A TIME

Wasn't that a time? Dancing cross the line                Wasn't that a time? You were just divine

Wasn't that a time? Old memories blow my mind    

My heart'll be there always...                     

                 

Wasn't that a time? Rode it off the rails                    Wasn't that a time?  Lived to tell the tale      

Wasn't that a time? Old memories blow my mind     My heart'll be there always ….               

Wasn't that a time?

                                                                         

Wasn't that a time?  Best I ever had

Wasn't that a time? Good guys beat the bad   

Wasn't that a time? My thoughts are with you now  

My heart'll be there always…..                   

                                                           

Wasn't that a time? Ain't that the truth         

Wasn't that a time? Nothin without you                     

Wasn't that a time? Old memories blow my mind

My heart'll be there always …  always...                   Wasn't that a time?


DON'T WORRY 'BOUT BOB

Don't worry bout Bob

He's just goin through a rutting phase          

Till he figures out you aint that hot

It could be the source of some malaise             

But don't worry bout Bob

It aint nothin that a kick don't fix

Everybody's got to get their kicks


Don't worry bout Bob

He's been crazy since the high school days

Late november at a football game

Dropped a little too much purple haze

But don't worry bout Bob

It aint nothin that a kick don't fix

Everybody's got to get their kicks


We been brothers since the seventh grade

Where you gonna find a friend like that

Bloody fingers   in the pact we made

You  know i'm  gonna have his back

It's much more than a job

Don't worry bout Bob


Don't worry bout Bob                                             

He's been carryin some heavy shit         

New  suspension aint the half of it    

Probably have to get a whole refit                                    

But don't worry bout Bob

It aint nothin that a kick don't fix

Everybody's got to get their kicks

Don't worry bout Bob

6 FOOT LADDER

Oh where oh where is my 6 ft ladder?

I cannot find my 6 ft ladder

I cannot climb up any higher

Till i can find my 6 ft ladder


I know i had it yesterday

Then my new neighbor came by to say

A tree came down and my house is shattered

I sure could use a 6 ft ladder


Now it's gone gone ...

From worse to badder

I can not find my 6 ft ladder


Oh where oh where is my 6 ft ladder?

I cannot find my 6 ft ladder

I cannot climb up any higher

Till i can find my 6 ft ladder


Oh when i die and they lay me down

That hole is 6 ft in the ground

But i will climb out and it will not matter 

If i can find my 6 ft ladder

Lord help me find my 6 ft ladder

I got to find my 6 ft ladder


WHEN YOU COME INTO THE WORLD

When you come into the world, You don't know where you been   Don't know who you are now, Ain't got any friends 

When you come into the world  And start crawling around

You spend a lot of time watching, A lot of crazy things go down


When you come into the world, You don't know what it is

When you come into the world, It's a slap and a kiss

When you come into the world, It's a real wild ride

And you get worn out, Comin' down mama's little  water slide

                                                                

When you come into the world, Everybody is a stranger              You're in your mother's arms, You got no sense of danger          

You come into the world, You don't know how to hate      

But you know how to love naturally, Comin' right out of the gate 


When you come into the world, You don't know what to think

When you come into the world, You could sure use a drink

When you come into the world,

When they stick a nipple in your mouth, man 

You know you got the damn game beat    


When you come into the world, There's a lot you're gonna see

When you come into the world, It's all waitin' to be

When you come into the world, You've got a long way to go

But when you come into the world

Nobody can tell you i told you so

When you come into the world, You got a lifetime to go

But when you come into the world nobody

Can tell you I told you so


MAYBE IT'S OLD FASHIONED

She makes me happy when i get blue      

She's my kick starter when i don't know what i should do 

Maybe it's old fashioned to sing this kind of song    

But this old fashioned guy                                        

Can sing about this girl all night long                         


She's one in a million, like that old cliche

And it's one in a billion i get the chance to feel this way

Maybe it's old fashioned to sing this kind of song

But this old fashioned guy

Could sing about my girl all night long


And when i can't  remember     

How to be the man i really want to be   

She'll make me laugh and she look me in the eyes 

And tell me i'm the only man she ever needs me to be


She's got a wicked sense of humour, and man it can burn

She's the life of my party and she can make my insides churn

Maybe it's old fashioned to sing this kind of song

But this old fashioned guy 

Could sing about my girl all night long


She makes me happy when i get blue      

She's my kick starter when i don't know what i should do 

Maybe it's old fashioned to sing this kind of song    

But this old fashioned guy                                        

Can sing about this girl all night long   

PLAYIN' IT COOL

The girl looked so good, bound to be trouble

Daddy's away, Mama's blowin bubbles

Alright  for bubbles, He's cleanin the pool

He looks at the girl, She's clearly a jewel


But...He's playin it cool                    

Everything quiet  as it should be

He's playin it cool                     

Nothin is quite what it could be

But he's nobody's fool                     

                                                                   

Bubbles said nothin, he came and went

Never screwed up, the good employment

Never forgot the girl's face that day

Couldn't believe it when she ran away

Workin for her mama gets a bit hard

Service expected, Pool and the yard

Man's gonna dream of a girl he knew

Havin' a dream gonna get you through


He's playin it cool     

Everything's quiet as it should be

He's playin it cool         

Nothin is quite what it could be                                  But he's nobody's fool


20 Years later he's cleanin the pool

Keep a good job, You know the rules

Then mother moves on, daughter's movin in

He can't believe she's back again    

From the day she arrived

And  introduced her daughters         

 Bubbles could see

He was ripe for the slaughter

No use denying what's in his head

This time surely gonna leave him dead

But... He's playin it cool

Everything's quiet  as it should be

Playin it cool

Future as bright as it could be

He ain't nobody's fool


THAT'S HOW IT IS AROUND HERE          Pressure is dropping         

River is rising                                                  

Lucky man'll hook a fish  

Old duck cotton holding up the bank        

Prayer hangin on to a wish                 

                                                              

Ya hope and pray for a  brighter day              

Sky is bound to clear   

That's how it is around here                                      

It ain't much to see but it's home to me       

I couldn't trade it for anywhere                  

That's how it is                                         

That's how it is around here                        

                                                                                  Granny bought the farm back in nineteen seven       tilled it with a one horse plough

Covered in weeds and old junked cars

Don't pay to be a farmer now

Shady speculators try to grab it cheap

They blow in with the hurricanes    

(But the) blood in the river runs way too deep

They're gone with the wind and rain

                                   

Maybe i'm crazy for stickin' it out 

No place i'd wanna go                        

We bake in the sun when the rain stops fallin'

Cerveza on ice from mexico    

 Rain comes down ..   River comes up

Water gettin higher every year       

We been here a while,man ...We know the style

That's how it is around here                   

Repeat chorus


GOIN DOWN THAT ROAD

Goin down that road

Goin down that road

Goin down that road

Goin down that road etc


Comin' to the bridge 

Over high water

The river's deep and that water's cold

But i'm all right (all right)

Up here above it (all right)

Goin down that road

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