One Fell Swoop

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One Fell Swoop

Eleven original songs of Americana
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Tim Noah has searched his lonesome cowboy soul to paint vivid portraits of true love, wild abandon, reckless hearts and redemption. Recorded in Music City with some of Nashville’s finest musicians.

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Everything About You

I knew angels had to be true
The day I laid eyes on you
Sent from heaven on wings of a dove
Everything about you is made to love

Squeezin’ honey from a heart o’ stone
Sweet talkin’ on the telephone
Walls tumble and they crumble to dust
Everything about you is made to love

CHORUS:
The way you wear your clothes
Your knees and your nose
Right down to your pretty baby toes
And every night when you go to bed
I’m crazy ‘bout the pillow
Where you lay your head

Everywhere you walk, everything you touch
Every sweet dream that you’re dreamin’ of
That skin they put you in fits like a glove
(And) everything about you is made to love

Everything about you from the inside out
Everything about you make me jump and shout
God sent you from heaven above
Everything about you is made to love

(REPEAT CHORUS)

Where your feet walk, your sweet talk
Your secret thoughts and ticklish spots
Everything about you is made to love
Sent from heaven on wings of a dove
Everything about you is made to love
Every speck and every freckle
Every miniscule molecule
Everything about you is made to love

 

True Love

Rag-tag Billy rode down a dusty road
Made his bicycle fly
He smiled when he saw Zola
Through the kitchen window
And whistled to catch her eye

A skinny girl in hand-me-down cotton
He’d never much noticed before
Now her daddy said, “That boy
He’s been comin’ round so often
His heart’s hangin’ by the door”

Lookin’ for true love, true love
Is it written in the stars above
Is it meant to be, can a man like me
Really know the secrets of a true love

Billy rode shotgun with Zola’s brother Fred
Driving home from the dance
She was in the back seat
With a boy named Roy
Billy reached back and held her hand

Lookin’ for a true love, true love
Is it written in the stars above
If it’s meant to be what about you and me
Let’s find the secrets of true love

In a green, green valley
Down an old dusty road
Where the mountain stream goes rollin’ by
The children have grown, the time has flown
Still he gazes into her eyes

Lookin’ for true love, true love
Is it written in the stars above
If it’s meant to be, what about you and me
Let’s find the secrets of
Of a true love

 

Hells Canyon Highway

Jessie crossed the county line in a hotwired Cadillac
Rollin’ down ninety five
Flyin’ through the pines, blowin’ past Tamarack
Barely made it out alive
Met a drop dead little red head
She said her name was Betty Blue
Kept a forty-five under her feather bed
And not a word she said was true

* Met her at the Laundromat by the Maytag machines
Pasting pictures of herself in them movie star magazines

Jessie’d only been a year out of the pen
A workin’ man on parole
When Betty took his hand the trouble all began
Temptation took control
She called him honey, she took all his money
She said they could have some fun
When Jessie came too, Betty left him blue
With a heartache and a smokin’ gun

She told him she was twenty-one
Well, she might’ve been seventeen
Pastin’ pictures of herself in them movie star magazines

CHORUS:
Hells Canyon Highway, carryin’ a heavy load
The poor boy swore he’d change his ways
But he drove down the devil’s road

Last time a round the sheriff shot him down
Put a bullet behind his ear
Lookin’ down at himself on the ground
Jessie saw it all so clear
Made a solemn vow somehow
He would turn his life around
Now Jessie cries when he hears that lonesome
Siren sound

(REPEAT * & CHORUS)

 

Porcupine Creek

Just a stone throw off an old dirt road
Half o’ mile over the ridge
There’s a crooked o’ shack back in the woods
At the end of a rickety bridge
Now ever since I was a barefoot child
Out o’ the window I’d sneak
To where the bears run wild and the bobcats prowl
Up on Porcupine Creek

CHORUS #1:
Way up on Porcupine Creek
Any o’ day the week
Me n’ my dog and a fishin’ pole
Settin’ there danglin’ our feet
Up on Porcupine Creek

We’ll be huckleberry pie, darlin’ you and I
Even when the road gets rough
With the honeybees buzzin’
In the blossoms of the trees
We’ll never stop fallin’ in love
Oh, the wind may blow, the creek could overflow
The roof might spring a leak
We’ll be happy I know in our bungalow
Up on Porcupine Creek

CHORUS #2:
Way up on Porcupine Creek
Ever since before I could speak
I been singin’ them gospel harmonies
Any o’ day of the week
Up on Porcupine Creek

On his dyin’ day I heard granddaddy say
With a voice ragged and gruff
Don’t let your heart just whither away
Son, I know life can be tough
I had a lot o’ hard knocks but I ain’t been licked
Learned to turn the other cheek
And there ain’t a heartache that can’t be fixed
Up on Porcupine Creek

(REPEAT CHORUS #2  & CHORUS #1

You Make It Easy

It don’t matter if the sky
Is cloudy or gray
When you’re walkin’ beside me
It’s a sunny day
And it don’t matter which way
The wind it may blow
Any which a-way you’re goin’
That’s enough to know

BRIDGE:
This ol’ crazy world keeps spinnin’
Like a merry-go-round
There ain’t nothin’ and no one
Keepin’ me (us) down

CHORUS:
You make it easy
Yeah girl, you make it easy
Like a happy you’re home tail
Waggin’ a dog
You make it easy
Yeah, yeah (girl) you make it easy
Like listenin’ to the crickets at night
Talkin’ to the frogs

When that evenin’ sun goes down
You’re the one I wrap my heart around
And you ask me if I’ve had a good day
You make it easy, lovin’ you this way

It don’t matter if the sky
Is cloudy or gray
Any which a-way you’re goin’
It’s a sunny day

(REPEAT BRIDGE & CHORUS)

You make it easy yeah, girl
You make it easy
You make it easy, yeah, girl
You make it easy, etc.

 

Love Light

Keep the love light shining in your window
Keep the candle burning bright
Keep the love light shining in your window
I’ll be home by the morning light
I’ll be home by the morning light

I have walked through the valley of the shadow
A thousand miles to see your face
Ten thousand more, you know I would travel
Only to stand in your state of grace

Only to stand in your state of grace

 

Pour Out A Blessing

In this world every road I walk down
Through life’s mystery
There are strangers and friends I have found
Who reach out so tenderly

CHORUS:
You pour out a blessing
Pour out a blessing on me
You pour out a
Pour out a blessing on me

In the wilderness when I was lost
Stumbling blind
On the waves of the storm I was tossed
You eased my worried mind

(REPEAT CHORUS)

Fill my broken heart
With healing light
Teach me to pray
Guide my footsteps through the night
Show me the way

May the wanderer walking alone
Know your welcoming face
May the wayward find their way home
With every sweet embrace

(REPEAT CHORUS)

And you pour out a blessing

Pour out a blessing on me

 

Reckless Heart

He’s bound for Tucson on a midnight train
He left her standing in the early mornin’ rain
There was no easy way to say goodbye
It was written on his face
She’d seen that far away look in his eyes
Now, he’s gone without a trace

And a reckless heart, like a cold wind blows
Down a lost highway, the only road he knows
They call it wanderlust, but he was torn apart
By the beating of his reckless heart

From a payphone in another town
How’s my little girl has a hollow sound
Says some day daddy’s gonna make it right
But every silence is like a tomb
And every night when he turns out the light
There’s a ghost in every room

And a reckless heart, like a cold wind blows
Down a lost highway, the only road he knows
They call it wanderlust, but he was torn apart


No Fun

It ain’t no fun bein’ the lonely one
Bein’ the only one
It ain’t no fun wishin’ my life away
You were my one, my one and only one
Now I’m the lonely one
It ain’t no fun since you went away

My friends all tell me it’s no use cryin’
I still love you baby, there’s no denyin’

I just ain’t right, you used to hold me tight
When I turned out the light
Now every night I’m watchin’ old movies alone
I stand and stare, still in my underwear
I can’t even comb my hair
The cupboard’s bare, why don’t you come back home?

The sky turned gray and the birds stopped singin’
You walked away and all those things we used to do
Baby, ain’t no fun, no fun without you

You were my one, my one and only one
Now I’m the lonely one
It ain’t no fun since you went away

The sky turned gray and the birds stopped singin’
You walked away, now all those things we used to do
Baby, ain’t no fun, no fun without you

 

Who Knows What Where When Why

CHORUS:
Who knows what where when why
Do I love you like I do
It remains to me a mystery
After all you put me through
Now, I could be Sherlock Holmes
(Charlie Chan, Dick Tracy)
And still not have a clue
Who knows what where when why
Do I love you like I do

I give you all my honey
You won’t toss me a bone
And when I think I’m funny
You roll your eyes and groan
You keep changin’ your address
When I find out where you live
Everything you think, say and do
Is counterintuitive

(REPEAT CHORUS)

When I think I’m in the game
You change all the rules
I wanna be your handyman
And you pawn off all my tools
Now I’m stuck, my feathers plucked
And my future’s flyin’ south
I’m sorry for what I said before
I open up my mouth

(REPEAT CHORUS)

Though I know I’m always wrong
And you are always right
When I wanna get along
You wanna pick a fight
Honey all my self respect
Is sliding down the drain
All the evidence suggests
I don’t have half o’ brain

(REPEAT CHORUS)

 

Way Back Home

Ten years ago
Or maybe yesterday
I lost my dreams
And I thought I’d lost my way
When a dirty daily news
Lyin’ in the street
Danced over
Wrapped around my feet
And I reached down
And I found my way back home

There are roadblocks
All the way along
But the barricades
Are there to make you strong
When the world knocks
And life slaps you down
And you get up
And you go another round
That’s when you know
You’re on your way back home

Where are you tonight?
Are you out there on your own?
Someone will shine a light
To guide your way along

In a dream I wandered
Down that old river road
When the rain came
And turned into snow
And the moon rose
Up over the trees
And the beauty
Brought me to my knees
And I reached down
And I found my way
And I feel like I’m on my way

Yes, I feel like I’m on my way back home