Molly Hatchet : Devil's Canyon

Southern Rock / USA
(1996 - Mayhem Records)
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Lyrics


1. DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAIN

JR lived out in the woods all his natural born life
Ma & Pa kept him working no time to take a wife
Kept him working - work it hard boy
He couldn't take it no more he said hey I'm going away
I got a date with lady luck gonna see what she has to say

[Chorus 1:]
Down from the mountain wild in the streets
First trip to the big city it ain't nothing but doggone pity
Looking for a little company

Cleaned his truck got it all gassed up
Till it would blind you from the shine
Scrubbed himself down put his Sunday pants on
Hot damn he was ready to ride

[Chorus 2:]
Down from the mountain wild in the streets
Said hey baby what's your name said I want
to jump in your game
Looking for a little company

[Chorus 2]

Well I saw the dragon lady she was walking up to me
Said good God Almighty baby Lord have mercy
What a sight she was to see
She gave me a wink of her eye said boy won't you come on in
She had a face that looked like an angel but her body was built for sin

[Chorus 2]


2. ROLLING THUNDER

Brothers riding to the wall from all across the land
The wars been over twenty years but they still come who can
Read the names of the land of the free
Think of the brothers who went down for you and me.

I ran into an old friend I hadn't seen in 20 years
Talked about the good old days and cried some tears
You've never seen the things he's trying to forget
Saw hell for 18 months you ain't seen nothing yet

Rolling thunder writings on the wall
Six feet under brothers heard the call
Rolling thunder writings on the wall
Death with honor dreams will never fall

This wall is for Americans who fought in Vietnam
Who fought and died for rich old men who never held a gun
Read the names of the boys who went down for me and you
Just keep it in your mind you're name could be there too. yet.


3. DEVIL'S CANYON

A fire is burning low the moon is on the rise
Stuck in a devil's canyon surrounded by all sides
Got nowhere left to run time is drawing near

Well load up your guns its time to fight
It just don't matter who's wrong or right
Load up your guns get a man in your sights
This canyon's gonna feel the fire tonight

We've been together since the day we were born
And watched our daddy die - shot and killed
End of story too many pages torn

Ya ain't gonna run ya ain't gonna go down alone
Many a man good, bad never see the dawn

Pappy wouldn't sell our home to make way for the tracks
Somebody from a big old railroad had my daddy shot in the back

Chorus repeat and bridge repeat

Well load up your guns its time to fight
It just don't matter who's wrong or right
Load up your guns get a man in your sights
This canyon's gonna burn

This canyon's gonna feel the fire
This canyon's gonna burn
This canyon's gonna burn like hell


4. HEARTLESS LAND

I see it on TV watch it everyday
Men with no conscience don't care who they slay
Children killing children for insult or greed
Don't want what they have don't know what they need

Shot for a dollar or the color of your car
You try to find justice you won't get far
Too many families living on the street
Too many babies with nothing to eat

[Chorus:]
To clear the land they build a wall of fire
To get their way they use a gun for hire
Just trying to do the best I can
To live in this heartless land

So many people doing without
They have no power no political clout
Cutting down the forest, killing off the seas
Don't look to the future they just do what they please

[Chorus]

We got to stand up find another way
To solve these problems it gets worse every day
Hand in hand as hard as it seems
We can save ourselves and our children's dreams

[Chorus]

I'm trying to live we got to learn to forgive
I'm doing my best - don't you know - to live in this heartless land


5. NEVER SAY NEVER

Rolling down this highway, for years it seems
Trying to chase that Rock 'n Roll dream
Ain't no way I'm gonna throw in the towel
I just keep pushing its just my style

Yes I'm a rockin I'll keep rollin
It doesn't matter if its up or down
The band is drivin music's surviving
It ain't over till we rock your town

[Chorus:]
I never say never I've been down before
I never say never just when you count me out
I'll be back for more

Just doesn't matter it keeps getting better
Don't try to tell me its time to come home
Just keep hitting it nothing else to do
Were do you live I'm coming for you

Yes I'm a rockin I'll keep rollin
Getting my kick till I get my fill
Ain't nothing to it just gotta do it
Making my music gonna fire at will

[Chorus]


6. TATANKA

Seven seas seven skies
Lightning strikes and brave men die
Tatanka great, Tatanka small
When darkness comes they kill them all
Tatanka

You take what you want but you don't ask
You're future doesn't lie with things of the past
The search for freedom will never be found
As long as we stand upon this sacred ground

[Chorus:]
The curse of the curses upon the land
One day Tatanka will make a stand
Take back the soul of mother nature
Give back the spirit of a world endangered
Tatanka comes, stand and deliver

The souls of the brave lie on forever
The tale of tears is a tale of courage
Tatanka comes from across the river

[Chorus]

The battles were fought and the damage was done
The wars not over its just begun
The debt that's owed will never be payed
The promised land will never be saved

The curse of curses fire on the land
Today Tatanka has made a stand
Their forefathers dreams, hopes, and vision
Through children's eyes has it been forgiven

[Chorus]

Le Lakota tolowan yelo

Channi tatanka oyate ki
Icic' upi nahan taku un
Umnipi nahan unkotipi kte k'un
Lepa unk' upelo
Wasicu ki ahi nahan
Wicakasota pi tka
Tatanka tawowakan ki lena
Hecenanhgluhapelo

This is a song for the Lakota

Long time ago the buffalo
Nation gave themselves
So we can survive and
Have shelter
The white man came
And wiped them out
But we still have the spirit
The power of the buffalo

Tatanka comes, stand and deliver
The souls of the brave live forever
The trail of the rears is a tale of courage
Tatanka comes, Tatanka comes


7. COME HELL OR COME HIGH WATER

When I came to your house
I heard the backdoor slam
You was having fun
With your part time man
I know you'll find time to slip away
I'm gonna get my gun
That is what I say

I'm gonna even the score

[Chorus:]
Come hell or high water
She'll be rolling the dice with everything I bought her
Come hell or high water
I'm gonna catch you doing what you hadn't oughta

Why do you treat me like a stone cold fool
I know you're out there sneakin or doing the do

Come on now that ain't right

[Chorus]

It doesn't matter what you do
I'm walkin away from you
It doesn't matter what you say
I'm leavin you baby said I'm leavin today

Come hell, hep, hon

It doesn't matter where you been
I'm walkin away from you my friend
I'm telling you I'm going, going, gone
Keep on slippin and doggin around
I know I'll have my fun

[Chorus]


8. THE LOOK IN YOUR EYES

Where I am gonna be tommorrow
And where in the world have I been
How did it get that far when does the madness stop
Where is it taking me how did it begin
How did it begin

[Chorus 1:]
With the look in your eyes
The look in your eyes I see you standing there
With the look in your eyes
The look in your eyes with the look in your eyes

What are all of these changes
Can't you see take a look around
Just another episode

As this old world turns
Deep inside this heart of mine a wildfire burns
And it burns

[Chorus 2:]
With the look in your eyes
The look in your eyes I see you all alone
With the look in your eyes
The look in your eyes

At night I look to the sky
We'll reach forever you and I
Forever you and I
I look in your eyes you're all I see
I shut the world out surrounding me

If you're gonna have sunshine
Lord knows gotta stand the rain
But sometimes I get to feelin
It ain't worth all this pain

[Chorus 2]


9. EAT YOUR HEART OUT

Baby, eat your heart out
Listen honey - I don't want you no more
Baby, eat your heart out
Ain't bein' funny just want you out my door

I hear the talk all over town
Says to me you're foolin' around
Come on sugar don't ya lie to me
I don't like the things I see
You wanted all the money
You loved that Cadillac
You can't be for real, now honey
Now you wanna come back

[Chorus:]
Baby, eat your heart out
Listen honey - I don't want you no more
Baby, eat your heart out
I don't mean maybe, I just want you to know the score

Now I got you on your knees
Just beggin for mercy if you please
Get on out on out that door
I can't stand your pain no more

No more.........

You know you had your chance
To make it right with me
But it takes a special Lady
To ride this road with me

[Chorus]

Baby, eat your heart out
Listen sugar baby I'm talkin' to you
Baby, eat your heart out
Get on, get up, get on, get out of my life


10. THE JOURNEY

I was born one rainy morning in a little house across town
Daddy liked to roam leave Mama alone
She just couldn't tie him down
He liked his gamblin and whiskey
And mama just liked to cook and sew
It made me a man before my time
I felt many a cold wind blow

Worked real hard most all of my life
Bought a farmhouse out in the sticks
Set by the fire most every night
Working on my guitar licks
Before too long I was on my way
Playing from town to town
I guess I'm a little like Daddy was
Gotta keep on moving around

This journey takes me far away from home
Sometimes it makes me feel so alone
So alone

Now I look back on yesterday
Wondering what I'd done
Did I help somebody along the way
Or did I just look out for number one
I know I can't change a thing
So don't put me down
Cause I didn't cling to your heart
Oh I feel like dying when we're apart

This journey takes me far away from home
With nothing left to hold on to
But a voice from the telephone
It's taken me away from every love I've ever known
Sometimes it makes me feel so alone
So alone


11. DREAMS I'LL NEVER SEE (ACOUSTIC VERSION)

You're my last breath,
you're a breath of fresh air to me
I am empty
So tell me you care for me
You're the first thing
And the last thing on my mind
In your arms I feel
Sunshine

[Chorus:]
Give up yourself unto the moment
The time is now
Give up yourself unto the moment
Let's make this moment last

You may find yourself
Out on a limb for me
Could you expect it as
A part of your destiny?
I give all I have
But it's not enough
And my patience is shot
So I'm calling your bluff

[Chorus] (x2)

And we gave it time
All eyes are on the clock
Time takes too much time
Please make the waiting stop
And the atmosphere is charged
In you I trust
And I feel no fear as I
Do as I must

[Chorus] (x2)

Tempted by fate
And I won't hesitate
The time is now
Let's make this moment last
And the night is young
The time is now
Let's make this moment last

[Chorus]


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