Good Farmer

by Chris & Adam Carroll

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1.
Hi-Fi Love 04:15
I’ve been singing like the devil You always knew he was a girl Angel of mercy Seems like she left me In a wolf and sheep kinda world My PA’s squealing My band is reeling But I just can’t get enough Of your old French ticklers No-one-in-particular And your sundown hi-fi love Well, go ahead now Mess up a marriage Make em’ act just like a fool I seen ya standing Beneath the moonlight I’ve been feeling like I do Been knowing no one Next to nothing I guess I’ve had it pretty rough Would you like some Sancho knockin’ Freebird rockin’ White trash, hi-fi love Fig leaf wearin’ doobie sharin’ Pink Floyd hi-fi love A West Coast dreamer A white line princess With a Maple Leafs tattoo You’ve been drinkin’ Like a bricklayer’s daughter That I’ve been getting close to you The midnight highway Has made you crazy Nickel and dime’d you And made you rough Would you like some Neighbor wakin’ Old bones shakin’ Howlin’ Wolf hi-fi love Oprah lovin’ Fred Sanford fearin’ Lamont Hi-Fi Love Whiskey drinkin' Folk music singin' Midnight hi-fi love Pissing on your own grave An Irish holiday Shillelagh Hi-Fi Love
2.
If her words are fire why can’t she watch em glow Seems like smoke and mirrors is all she gets to know She’d been here so long, it’s hard to believe That she ever hung around the city by the sea She used to ride with angels tryin to be free Now she lights a candle, and prays down on her knees For those who’ve gone before her, for those who need relief She’s got the devil at her back, the city by the sea Bridge: Won’t you give her shelter, won’t you hear her song You can bring a bottle, you can sing along She says come all ragged souls come unto me I will give you rest, I got what you need And she’s got skeletons in her songs down on Josephine She sings em for a stranger that she’s never seen If you can leave a dollar you can by a dream She’s been looking for some light, the city by the sea She’ve been looking for some light, the city by the sea
3.
Good Farmer 03:38
Oh Daisy, she gets up early before it rains With her first pair of work gloves To feed the animals and give them names Oh Daisy, she’s got dirt on her little hands Like her mama showed her how to listen to the land She’s a good farmer, she’s a good farmer Oh Suzy, blushing cheeks and a love on her mind She’s still working, a little half hearted some of the time Oh Suzy, she can’t wait to get time alone Maybe have a family, maybe yield a harvest of her own She’s a good farmer, she’s a good farmer The sun, the rain, plant seeds and pray You get up in the morning, until you see the light It gets dark sometimes, and you might not have a lot You’ve got to grow what you’ve planted You’ve got to work with what you’ve got Oh Rosie, midnight shifts and overtime Her backs been hurtin, her feet in rhythm with the line She’s got children, rows of their dreams in her mind So she’s hanging on just to find the home they left behind She’s a good farmer, she’s a good farmer Oh Lilly, she has found a great place to grow And she’s raised flowers, she’s earned the strength to let em go She is the music, from the earth up to the sky She writes the words of the orphans lullaby She’s a good farmer, she’s a good farmer The sun, the rain, plant seeds and pray
4.
From the mountains in Alberta, to South Ontario Daddy’s little girl is tough as nails... She can plant a forest, She can back down a chainsaw Tryin to keep an outlaw out of jail, Daddy was a carpenter Daddy’s back was strong, He taught her to stand her ground And work hard all day long but her spirit needed healin’ from all It’s wandering around, so she packed up her hawk feather and Headed south... Chorus She’s a real live wire, she’s a high strung horse But she will always win the race for you, oh what a wonder oh What a force, Daddy’s little girl will always come through She played for the lost souls, she sang for the bikers, a Rock n roll angel they called Queen Red, they’d all come To listen, down by the canal, to every song she sang, and Every word she said. Mama was an Irish traveler way up In Muskoka, mama she gave daddy’s girl some hillbilly lines All the gifts and mysteries, all the hidden treasures for her To unwrap, once piece at a time Chorus She keeps a candle burnin’ all day and all night long She loves the singer as much as the song, when you’re a Cosmic pilgrim the world is just a shell, lookin for a spring Deep inside a well I’ll always come and see her no matter What shape I’m in, she can always turn my head no matter How she’s feelin, she can open up a border, she can tear down A wall, yeah daddy’s little girl can do it all Chorus
5.
You can’t judge a book by her cover, Or a girl by her lover She’s cut her teeth On bigger troubles than these She been so lost Is that the forest, or trees? She’s not ashamed, of how she makes her way He asked her twice, to make sure he heard her right She said “It’s not easy lovin’ me and it’s not free” Chorus Angel in God’s country rasin’ hell She’s just a tiny thing, A little broken wing With a story to tell She pulled her heart From the dust and dark She’d never known A love so strong She sings so sweet and low To that little one And you can’t judge a book by her cover Or a child by her mother She’ll cut her teeth She’ll cut ‘em someday, it’s just a story It’s just her story, anyway
6.
Louise 02:58
Saw your face on a billboard sign Barely recognized your smile Homesick blues behind your eyes You’re up the road about half a mile Wayward girl in a cotton dress Played the devil’s last request Danced with one but you left the rest Moonlight child on a midnight quest Saw another side of you Rumbled like a 502 Turnin all them heads around You should hear the talk in town Heard you on the radio All the places we don’t go Getting ready for the show Louise, you brought us to our knees Oh, we still miss you so We still miss you so Gypsy curses, family names Songbirds in the silver rain Lonely tears and your mothers grief Fell just like a dogwood leaf Chorus
7.
She’s a graceful old lady, sharp as a tack He’s a gutter tramp poet, and moves like molasses Some people say that he’s just a hack Cuz he’s sees his lady through rose colored glasses She rode on buses, she flew in jet planes He slept in motels and forgot all their names She’s ridden bulls and she’s courted fame Now that the glitter has faded away, She’s a sweet violin with some songs left to play And he just lights up when she looks his way Chorus You can’t catch the sky on a starlight night You can’t tell a tree how to grow You can’t buy the moonlight, you can’t fake the sunshine We all got our own rows to hoe And honky tonk singers they come and they go But these two just watered an old wilted rose When all her top forty was on it’s way down That was just about the time that the tramp came to town He was scuffed up and ruffled, with a mouthful to say But she doesn’t need a high horse to get on today You see, the diamonds and gold They just got in the way They could bring her the mountains and the stars up above But she’d just want music, she’d just take love Chorus If shame was gold records they would cover his wall And if lonely was a mansion she’d have the biggest of all And old pair of boots and a faded red dress They’ve seen some miles and they’ll see more I guess With half written songs to get off their chest A heart that knows love that’s a heart at it’s best Timeless and free, beyond all regrets Chorus
8.
I’ve been a hungry ghost, with strangers on a train. I’ve been too damn sick, to feel any pain But you knew I was grievin’, before you and I met, I swear you knew how to heal me, before you ever knew my name I love you already, you might say I chose you Sometimes it seems like, I’ve always known you, You’re arms were wide open, I know that you told me There’s been someone who always loved you There’s been someone who already knew. He might’ve been homeless, when he blessed the child She might’ve been rich and alone for a while It’s a young man’s struggle, an old man’s cane, It’s hard to say just how many have tried to make a rough road plain. Chorus But I love you already, you might say I chose ya, you know I’ve been hurtin’, I don’t have to show ya You might be an angel, I know that you told me There’s been someone who’s always loved you, There’s been someone who already knew I’ve seen my bowl empty, and I thought I was a fool but you taught me to trust, that my cups always full I tell ya I was asleep, before you came along It’s like you had the music but I had the song Well I keep gettin older, but I don’t act my age. I’m a blank piece of paper, words just don’t fit the page. You’re a dream made of starlight, that shines on my pain I’m a wide open field, that’s been prayin’ for rain Chorus I love you already, you might say I choose ya, sometimes it seems like, I’ve always known ya, Cuz you love me already, I know that you told me There was something you had to get through, And there was someone who knew what to do. Yeah there was someone who already, some one who already, some one who already knew.
9.
The warrior, the king, the priest and the lover Scattered with the wind, on down to the river Never knowing they might meet up with each other Until they flowed to the ocean of peace Until they came to the ocean of peace Countless young warriors went off over seas Bound and determined to the Tigris and Euphrates But as they came home with the war still unseen So far from the ocean of peace So far from the ocean of peace She met a young soldier who’s wounds had not healed He was blinded by his pain, which he shielded with his anger She brought him back from the edge Looked him square in his eyes And she showed him an ocean of peace He caught a glimpse of the ocean of peace You might meet someone derelict and alone You don’t know where they’ve been You don’t know what they’ve known But come home to yourself and if you look deep enough You can bring them and ocean of peace You can show them and ocean of peace The warrior, the king, the priest and the lover Scattered with the wind, on down to the river Never knowing they might meet up with each other When they flowed to the ocean of peace When they came to the ocean of peace
10.
Take Me Away 03:01
Rain beatin’ down on a midnight moon Oh baby I’ll be leavin’ soon, take me away The winds are howlin’ like an old freight train Oh babe these are the winds of change Take me away Chorus Cuz I’ve been sittin’ on the front porch Watchin’ the world go round Through the eyes of a fool, Head like a rock The whole world tumblin’ down Rain beatin’ down on a midnight moon Oh baby I’ll be leavin’ soon, take me away Grass around you’re ankles In the field before the flood You’re a rough cut diamond In the Mississippi mud Take me away I’ve been a two time loser With my guitar and my gun A mover and a shaker And a lover in the sun Take me away Chorus Rain beatin’ down on a midnight moon Oh baby I’ll be leavin’ soon

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The first duo album from Chris & Adam Carroll.

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released August 9, 2019

Produced by Lloyd Maines
Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Pat Manske at The Zone
Chris Carroll - Lead and Harmony Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin
Adam Carroll - Lead and Harmony Vocals, Harmonica, Rhythm and Lead Guitar
Lloyd Maines- Ukelel, Baritone Mandolin, Baritone - 12 String - High String and Acoustic Guitars, Pedal Steel, Bass, Percussion
Dennis Ludiker - Fiddle

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