Carolina Trees

by Josh Taylor

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released 05 December 2012

Produced/Mixed and Engineered by Will Hensley
Mastered by Alex Saltz, APS Mastering NYC- www.apsmastering.com

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Josh Taylor New York, New York

Quite simply dubbed, "A songwriter's songwriter" by Ishrat Ansari, owner of legendary Greenwich Village music hot spot, Caffe Vivaldi, Josh Taylor has been honing his craft as a songwriter for nearly 15 years. Undeniably prolific in his craft with 5 albums under his belt and another project on the way, Josh continues to refine his skill, frequenting the ever-evolving Greenwich village music scene ... more

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Track Name: Still A Lucky Man
She sings with the honesty of an angel's fleeting hymn upon the tongue
Eyes like shinin' sun that climbs upon dark hills at early dawn
Mystery gypsy Jane, how quick you came, like summer rain, then gone
Left me shattered here like a broken mirror that reflects my lonesome song

Oh how sweet life can be, I've surely seen
How sweet life can be, I've surely seen
But now I stand alone again
But I believe I am still a lucky man

Now a pale light rise, through starless skies, now black that once was blue
And I, alone, in the wind that moans, 'neath a burnin' flashlight moon
Like a sheriff's aide, you interrogate, but I told you all I knew
Close and lock my cage, I'm a prison slave to the wanderin' thoughts of you

Oh how sweet life can be, I've surely seen
How sweet life can be, I've surely seen
But now I stand alone again
But I believe I am still a lucky man
Track Name: Light Along The Road
So long ago life was running away from me
He said to himself as he saw his reflection in the sea
Now these days, they pass like the stormy nights i knew
But no warm winds last to come and to carry me through

But I swore I saw a light along the road
And I swore I saw a vision of you in the snow
And I swore I saw a light along the road
And I swore I dreamed of another way back home

Don't leave me now if you see my footsteps fade
Don't want to leave this world with nothing left of me to save
Now the storm was cast past the eyes of the evening sky
But the moon slipped away before I could tell you goodbye

But I swore I saw a light along the road
And I swore I saw a vision of you in the snow
And I swore I saw a light along the road
And I swore I dreamed of another way back home
Track Name: Downtown Nashville
Well look me up, take me out, Downtown Nashville Tennessee
I got a heart that's aching for something new and the world around my feet
Got the blues in a bottle, gonna drink it down like no one ever seen
And if I make a damn fool of myself, don't nobody here really even know me

I wanna hear a song
It's gotta set me free
Wanna take a walk
Goin' anywhere downtown Nashville Tennessee
If you light me up
I'll set my fire upon your street
Don't you know this burnin' old heart will follow you anywhere you will be

On the fourth day of the seventh month God said, "let there be
A burning light over this city's soul" and it's seeping in so deep
Two beautiful birds on the window sill singing "come and sing with me"
Don't you know this soul is screaming out loud for something new to sing

I wanna hear a song
It's gotta set me free
Wanna take a walk
Goin' anywhere downtown Nashville Tennessee
If you light me up
I'll set my fire upon your street
Don't you know this burnin' old heart will follow you anywhere you will be
Track Name: Fortune Teller
Fortune teller come and read my mind Well I can play the part but I can't write the lines Sound the whistle for my curtain call Stand me up and put my back up against the wall Oh and all the lies you been telling me When you run your fingers up my hands, Underneath my sleeve I can tell you're trying to tell me where to go But you've been telling lies since a long time ago Fortune teller come and lead my way I'll meet you in the city by that old cafe You know the one where the streets were never paved The lights are always dim and they always draw the shades Oh and all the lies you been telling me When you run your fingers up my hands, Underneath my sleeve I can tell you're trying to tell me where to go But you've been telling lies since a long time ago Oh won't you come to see Just what you've done to me Well you can see my lines run deep You come to watch me bleed again Fortune teller, my eyes been blind As long as I remember in a long lifeline Now underneath the sun by the ocean I will stand But you come with the clouds laying shadows on my sand Oh and all the lies you been telling me When you run your fingers up my hands, Underneath my sleeve I can tell you're trying to tell me where to go But you've been telling lies since a long time ago Fortune teller, please rest assured
It's probably just a rumor, but the last I heard You have a reputation spreading poison as your words You lead them down the wrong way and burn them in the third Oh and all the lies you been telling me When you run your fingers up my hands, Underneath my sleeve I can tell you're trying to tell me where to go But you've been telling lies since a long time ago Oh won't you come to see Just what you've done to me Well you can see my lines run deep You've come to watch me bleed again Fortune teller, your war's been won You flanked me with your trickery and tied my guns Now I'm in the valley where I seldom see the sun And you, my friend were always a phantom on the run
Track Name: Dancin' On An Old Clown's Floor
You've got faith, baby* A diamond road* A straight line to Jesus* Of that, I'm sure* You've got places Your feet ought to go* No time to waste Dancin' on an old clown's floor* What you want with a man like me?* What you want with a man like me?* I catch pockets of ashes from dreams* I chase them around this here lonesome town Day by day, that's just the life I lead Waiting, waiting for the next one to come around So what you want with a man like me? What you want with a man like me?
It's alright, it's okay baby Don't worry here Dancin' on an old clown's floor
It's okay, but if you leave, babe I'd like to walk you to my door Here I am baby, A burnin' fire There you stand You're my lone desire There you go again Fluttering in my heart You're the butterfly that sings And I, the wingless lark So what you want with a man like me? What you want with a man like me? I hate to say it babe, But I ain't no pious man I'll burn my hand Upon your churchyard gate You man the curtains Up in the heavenly land And I carry the signs Deep down in the devil's parade So what you want with a man like me? What you want with a man like me?
It's alright, it's okay baby Don't worry here Dancin' on an old clown's floor
It's okay, but if you leave babe I'd like to walk you to my door
Track Name: Carolina Trees
It's been a long time since I seen the stars From them damn city streets They damn near stabbed my heart 'Neath these sweet carolina trees And I got a load on my mind Yeah I got a diamond I need to find Well I wish I had a lady on the loose That could be that only switchblade to my noose Well I got a lot to gain and a little to lose Take a look up at the sky and say, 'where the hell were you'?
It's been a long time since I seen the stars From them damn city streets They damn near stabbed my heart 'Neath these sweet carolina trees And I got a load on my mind Yeah I got a diamond I need to find Well I don't need no water for my well I don't need no sweet goodbyes, just bid 'farewell' I need no engine or road, I got no wheels Just sky reflecting sky over these waterfields
It's been a long time since I seen the stars From them damn city streets They damn near stabbed my heart 'Neath these sweet carolina trees And I got a load on my mind Yeah I got a diamond I need to find
Track Name: I Wanna Be Your Doctor
I wanna be your doctor baby
Whoa I wanna be your doctor baby
Whoa I wanna be your doctor baby
Whoa I wanna be your doctor baby

I wanna be your doctor baby
Wanna catch your highs and your lows
I wanna stitch you up with a needle, mama
Wanna fix you when you're broke
I wanna be your doctor baby,
Wanna chase your mind where it goes
I wanna hold your heart close
I want to diagnose
I don't want to be your surgeon honey,
Don't want to cut you up
Don' wanna be your burning wildfire
That's gonna dry your river up
I wanna be your doctor babe
Wanna lay my hand on your head
When your fever's running high
I want to take you to bed

I just wanna be your doctor baby
Whoa I wanna be your doctor baby
Whoa I wanna be your doctor baby
Whoa I wanna be your doctor baby

I wanna be your doctor babe
I wanna cool your slow burning mind
Wanna lay your weary head down
I wanna tend to you in time
Wanna be your doctor babe
I wanna be there when you're ill
I wanna show you I can heal you
And you ain't gonna need no pill
I don't wanna be your shrink, mama
Don't want to analyze
Don't wanna be your anesthesia
Don't want to leave you paralyzed
I wanna be your doctor babe
I wanna make love to you
I wanna do some things to you
That a doctor shouldn't do

I just wanna be your doctor baby
Whoa I wanna be your doctor baby
Whoa I wanna be your doctor baby
Whoa I wanna be your doctor baby
Track Name: I'll Find My Home
I was sleepin' when the sun did shine But I didn't care See, I could sleep away the whole daylight If you ain't layin' there And lately this disease I've found Is all I think about Won't you pick my feet up off the ground When the night goes fallin' down Then just lift me up when the morning comes So I don't decay away Feed me up on your lovin' arms And I'll find my home someday Lift me up when the morning comes So I don't fade away Feed me up on your lovin' arms And I'll find my home someday I'll find my home In your arms someday I'll find my home I was dreamin' like a baby Bound in the innocence of life When I could hear your angel siren sounds And my innocence just died I could feel it in every step I take As my soul began to drain On my knees in the streets with a clouded sky And a stabbin' midnight rain So lift me up when the morning comes So I don't decay away Feed me up on your lovin' arms And I'll find my home someday Lift me up when the morning comes So I don't fade away Feed me up on your lovin' arms And I'll find my home someday I'll find my home In your arms someday I'll find my home Long as you.. Lift me up when the morning comes So I don't decay away Feed me up on your lovin' arms And I'll find my home someday Lift me up when the morning comes So I don't fade away Feed me up on your lovin' arms And I'll find my home someday I'll find my home In your arms someday I'll find my home
Track Name: A Little Blue
Don't you care that I'm lonely
Don't you care that I'm blue
Don't you care that it's only
Only because of you
That I don't feel no sadness
I don't feel no pain
I don't feel much of anything
Anything these days
But a little bit

A little lonely, a little blue
A little lonely, a little blue
A little lonely, a little blue
A little lonely, a little blue, blue, blue

You know woman, that I died there
In the corner of your heart
Where your winter winds
You know, they ripped me apart
There I drowned in your fountain
Lay my grave in your field
I am gone and forgotten
Now there's nothing left to feel
But a little bit

A little lonely, a little blue
A little lonely, a little blue
A little lonely, a little blue
A little lonely, a little blue, blue, blue

I'm so sorry that I've fallen
And I just can't seem to land
And girl I'm sorry I went all in
And my cards can't take the hand
But maybe there will come a day
When I look back on you
And all my feelings fade away
Until there's nothing left but truth
And I'm a little bit

A little lonely, a little blue
A little lonely, a little blue
A little lonely, a little blue
A little lonely, a little blue, blue, blue
Track Name: Until Your Love Is Mine
I backpedal into all the days that are done
And my chest still burns for you like a Phoenix, a rising sun
I'll stand and waste away like a man made out of sand
For all of time
Until your love is mine
Until your love is mine

Yes I will wait here for your soul
To come creeping in like so long ago
I swear I'll never understand God's cruel design
Oh until your love is mine
Until your love is mine

So don't let me waste away
I've been longing just to feel your skin
I've been living all of my days
Dying a little until I see you again

I see the growing seaward storm
And my feet, detached, make tracks where the ocean meets the shore
I'll sail off aimlessly though my guiding stars won't shine
Oh until your love is mine
Until your love is mine

One soul, swallowed whole in an ocean's belly sleeps
I feel the sun is real and it burns me dark and deep
Yes I may die out here but I'll never feel alive
Oh until your love is mine
Until your love is mine

So don't let me waste away
I've been longing just to feel your skin
I've been living all of my days
Dying a little until I see you again

I'll walk in the darkness, black and blind
I'll stand at the edge of my own life with no track of time
Yes I would sacrifice everything that I call "mine"
Oh until your love is mine
Until your love is mine
Until your love is mine
Until your love is mine
Track Name: A Million Foggy Moons
Time was never really ever a true friend of mine
Stripped away my season before I felt the warm sunshine
I understand your reason though I never got your rhyme
That's why I'm wrapped inside this weird paradigm
Heading on that highway though my feet could barely stand
I wandered around your mountain, now I'm back where I began
She flew off into the breeze like a tiny grain of sand
And I just can't let my heart chase her again
Well I just won't let my heart chase her again

Until I know I've come to a place
Where I'm happier that I don't see her face
And to say that if I don't hear from you
In a million foggy moons
It will still be too soon for my taste
And though at nights I lie wide awake
I'm still dreaming of your face

Well the summer seemed to come too soon
And the spring had died away
But pretty soon them autum leaves
Will be haunting around my way
Them winter winds so quick to strip
My dying leaves away
And as you can see my outlook's mighty gray
She once tried to walk my shoes
But her feet were bloodied blue
She spun her lonesome head around
And wondered what to do
And there I stand like a fool there with my broken heart in hand
And I just can't let my heart chase her again
Well I just won't let my heart chase her again

Until I know I've come to a place
Where I'm happier that I don't see her face
And to say that if I don't hear from you
In a million foggy moons
It will still be too soon for my taste
And though at nights I lie wide awake
I'm still dreaming of your face
Track Name: Fistful Of Diamonds
'With a fistful of diamonds
I will line my grave'
That's what he said now
'On my own private island
In the middle of the waves
Is where I make my sandy bed
Kings and queens come to see
Another darker side of greed
They ain't never even met
Crooks and thieves
Shoot the breeze
While the viewing line, it fades
So they can make their dirty theft

With a fistful of diamonds I will line my grave
In a fistful of diamonds, I will find my fate

I was born, silver spoon
And knuckles clean
I never lift a single finger for no one
Be forewarned and don't be fooled
All of the possessions that you keep
I'll leave you standing there with none
Dignity is new to me
I spit down on charity's feet,
The sick, the hungry, and the cold
I will gamble all I can handle,
And when i'm finished with your life,
I will hand away your soul

With a fistful of diamonds, I will line my grave
In a fistful of diamonds, I will find my fate

March the dunes by the evil moon,
Fall down onto your knees and pray
Beneath the palmtree's hanging shade
Buy a fistful of diamonds
With the last lone penny in your hand
And spread them out about my grave
Bury them faster, everlasting
Far beneath my epitaph
So i can keep them within my gaze
Give to me just what i seek
Before I snatch you by your feet
And pull you down into my grave

With a fistful of diamonds, I will line my grave
In a fistful of diamonds, i will find my fate
Track Name: Postcard From Rome
Well I watch the moonlight bathe itself upon the misty water
It danced itself into silver shapes along the Hudson riverside
And I still recall the day I fell in love with your brown eyes
Sent my soul all a-shiver, babe, on a New York City night

So send me a message from far away
From far away
Send your sailin' bird singin' my way
So I can sleep today
Send me a postcard from Rome
And tell me how you're doing babe
Send me a postcard from Rome
And tell me how you're doing babe

The silent cross that clings itself to the softness of your breast
Speaks the loudest words to me in the infancy of my quest
I test myself and find again that I have no wisdom left
From a stubborn fool across the pond, I have but one request

So send me a message from far away
From far away
Send your sailin' bird singin' my way
So I can sleep today
Send me a postcard from Rome
And tell me how you're doing babe
Send me a postcard from Rome
And tell me how you're doing babe