Hide Away

I get lost thinking
Night and day
Hide away
Past the point of caring
Or even to pray
Hide away

Changing my name
And all that I say
Hide away
Hanging my thoughts
On worry and waste
Hide away

Let go of time
That can’t be saved
Hide away
Facing the darkness
Can’t be a mistake
Hide away

Life’s not a circle
But a spiral staircase
Hide away
All that is born
Must soon decay
Hide away

Lyrics/Poem by Ryan Hughes

Down Town

Easy to get lost down there
People livin’ in despair
On the streets of Down Town

They got nowhere to go
Dyin’ out in the cold
On the streets of Down Town

All the crime and poverty
Your poor heart just won’t believe
When you walk the streets of Down Town

Saints and sinners of all sorts
Heroes from every war
Walkin’ on the streets of Down Town

Down Town
Down Town
Down Town
Walk until your legs ache
Your shoes split and feet break
And with every step you take you’re further in a hole
Fall down fast on your knees
Asking God to help you please
No matter what you do, it seems, He never hears you when you call

Heaven high, Hell below
Tell me now where you’ll go
If you walk the streets of Down Town

Church bells on a Sunday morn
Empty bottles from a night before
On the streets of Down Town

Down Town
Down Town
Down Town
Liquor burning on your breath
Heart beating in your chest
Can you past the test of being left alone?
Feeling lost, can’t be found
Sleepin’ on the cold, cold ground
Hearing all the lonely sounds of people walking home

Love and death Hate and theft
Give my soul without regret
To the streets of Down Town

Dream until my mind is broke
Slowing dying without hope
On the streets of Down Town

Down Town
Down Town
Down Town

Lyrics/Poem by Ryan Hughes

Stuck on the Ground

Walking by the riverside
Who’s that I see
Jesus of Nazareth walking with me
Moving across the water
Don’t want to go around
I can’t hold on
I’m stuck on the ground

I see you, baby, across the room
It feels so crowded
But we’re all alone
I know I love you
But don’t make a sound
I can’t hold on
I’m stuck on the ground

She said, “I can’t tell you what I think you should do
Look into my eyes
And you’ll know its true”
Could not tell right from wrong
Couldn’t be found
I can’t hold on
I’m stuck on the ground

I know I look bad
‘Cause I feel like hell
As you hear em ringing the church bell
Its not as easy as it looks
To bow down
I can’t hold on
I’m stuck one ground

Walking by the riverside
Who’s that I see
Jesus of Nazareth walking with me
Moving across the water
Don’t want to go around
I can’t hold on
I’m stuck on the ground

Lyrics/Poem by Ryan Hughes

Time and Place

There is a time and place for everything
But knowing when to stay or leave is a mystery
I’m hoping you and me just might agree
On a way that we think love could be

Its an unspoken truth about how I feel
I could tell you but would you think its real
I know that your pain is hard to kill
When your pacing all around and can’t keep still

I wish I could speak but not make a song
I know that your words will only bring me down
I know that love is waiting to be found
But not here oh not now

Lost inside of a dream that can’t come true
Sometimes feeling good is just an excuse
When I look into your eyes I know I’ll lose
And I can’t help but act like a fool

Lyrics/Poem by Ryan Hughes

God the Devil and Me

I got some money in my pocket
I’m wearing everything I own
Got a gun in my hand
Fear in my eyes
I got a dream in my heart
But it ain’t got me too far
And I never meant to stay gone this long

The sheriff came in
He used to be my friend
Till the needle sent me
Straight down to hell
There wasn’t no way out
The gun left little doubt
They hauled me in and I knew I did wrong

I remember when
I had a few close friends
But they knew I couldn’t
Get rid of my pain
And I know that some day
They will forget my name
And what I’ve done will fly away in the wind

There is a man who is dead
But I don’t know him
They say that I
Shot him down
Now he’s roaming around through hell
Without a story to tell
And nobody here but God, the Devil and Me

Lyrics/Poem by Ryan Hughes

Hard To Tell

In the land of the power line
And the barbed wire fence
In the country of the cowboy
Though most of them are dead
City lights burning
Gunslinger in a truck
Things couldn’t be much worse
In the valley of the gun

They told me this was Heaven
When I walked out of Hell
The only difference
Its so hard to tell

If I had a dollar
I’d have something to give
Its a full time job
Just trying to live
Old river flowing
But covered by a bridge
See your soul shining
Through a broken mirror

They told me this was Heaven
When I walked out of Hell
The only difference
Its so hard to tell

The water is lost in the well
The sun is on the rise
The tower to paradise
Fell from the sky
The devil has questions
But too nervous to ask
Dead men walking
Stuck in the past

They told me this was Heaven
When I walked out of Hell
The only difference
Its so hard to tell

Lyrics/Poem by Ryan Hughes

Poor Boy Long Way From Home

I’m just a lonesome cowboy
Never had much of my own
Spend my time out on the prairie
Poor boy long way from home

Once in the saddle I’d go laughing
But nothing good lasts for long
I act like I don’t remember
Poor boy long way from home

I’ve done my share of gambling
Emptied the pockets of my clothes
Been ten years since I left Kentucky
Poor boy long way from home

Last night I slept with the trees
Started a fire and sang a song
Go look for work in the morning
Poor boy long way from home

I forgot to write a letter
When I got the urge to roam
Never told my dear mother
Poor boy long way from home

I’m just a lonesome cowboy
Never had much of my own
Been ten years since I left Kentucky
Poor boy long way from home

Lyrics/Poem written by Ryan Hughes