Amelia White

RHYTHM OF THE RAIN - UK / Europe OCT 27

LITTLE CLOUD over LITTLE ROCK   (Amelia White)  ( Rhythm of the Rain 2017)

there’s a little cloud over little rock town
and the tall bleached blondes have  the top down
short shorts ripped and tight
they’re looking to chase a thrill tonight

Merle sings “silver wings” sweet n low
I’m  at the bar waiting on some to go
gotta long drive W/ the setting sun
I’m Texas bound before  this day is done….   

CH: And I won’t forget to remember
These Instagram moments won't last forever
play that jukebox come on let’s dance

there’s a little smile on the tall bartender
dyed black hair and ear ring feathers
she’s gotta  put three kids thru school- 
she’s sipping on the sly to keep her cool 

and it’s another round for the old man humming
to  George jones —his friends are coming
to drink their unemployment down
on  friday night, American small town

CH: And I won’t forget to remember
These Instagram moments won't last forever
play that jukebox come on let’s dance

Bridge:                                                           
working, Joking drinking  hoping
for a better day

for a better day

CH: And I won’t forget to remember
These Instagram moments won't last forever
play that jukebox come on let’s dance
little cloud over little rock gonna blow by fast

little cloud over little rock

little cloud over little rock

little cloud

little cloud over little rock

 

 

Rhythm of The Rain (Amelia White)  ( Rhythm of the Rain 2017)

word out on the street was not so good today
I been working on a building with my hammer and my nails
at night I lay me down but  I hear a strange bird singing
and far away back home I can I feel a war stirring
far away back home I can I feel a war stirring

CH: but the rhythm of the rain
in the middle of the night
breaks up my bad dreams
calms my fight
I look out my window
it’s a dark moon again
I’m gonna shut my eyes and curl up
to the rhythm of the rain

a toothless man came round a two pence in his hand
begging for a bottle to ease his troubled mind
I try and try to sleep but he’s knocking at my door
I know that I can’t give him half of what he’s looking for
I know that I can’t give him half of what he’s looking for 

CH: but the rhythm of the rain
in the middle of the night
breaks up my bad dreams
calms my fight
I look out my window
it’s a dark moon again
I’m gonna shut my eyes and curl up
to the rhythm of the rain

everything is wrong tonight there is no peace
I’m get down on my knees let the tears roll down my face
get down on my knees let the tears roll down my face

CH: but the rhythm of the rain
in the middle of the night
breaks up my bad dreams
calms my fight
I look out my window
it’s a dark moon again
I’m gonna shut my eyes and curl up
to the rhythm of the rain
shut my eyes and curl up
to the rhythm of the rain

knocking on my soul
a war is stirring back home
the poor get poor and the rich get richer
war is stirring back home
the rain taps on my window
rain, get down on my knees

 

SINKING SUN  ( Anne McCue/ Rich McCulley/ Amelia White)  ( Rhythm of the Rain 2017)

Empty Street Rain falls hard no coat no hat no guide no map
gone too far no turning back - Empty Street

When you think you’re going down, and you’ve got no friends around

CH: And you feel like a sinking sun, but you're not the only one
wait until tomorrow, wait until tomorrow comes 

Morning sky train rolls slow feel the warm wind on your skin
take a breath now breath it in, Morning Sky…

When you think you’re going down, and you’ve got no friends around

CH: when you feel like a sinking sun, you're not the only one
you feel like you've slipped away, hang around for another day
wait until tomorrow, wait until tomorrow comes
wait until tomorrow, wait until tomorrow comes

CH: when you feel like a sinking sun, you're not the only one
you feel like you've slipped away, hang around for another day
You feel like a sinking sun hang on
wait until tomorrow, wait until tomorrow comes
wait until tomorrow, wait until tomorrow comes

 

Sugar Baby (Amelia White)  ( Rhythm of the Rain 2017)

Sugar baby I got blue
went to the corner looking for you
danced in the street we
danced cross town and and cross the state line when  the hammer came down

CH: blue lights blue lights
tempted by the poison berries hanging off your tree
woke up in chains and the warden said to me
how much do you love your pretty sugar baby now?

Sugar baby this is no joke
stuck in here w the jailhouse ghost
he’s under my skin, in my bed
he’s pins and needles in my head

CH: tempted by the poison berries hanging off your tree
woke up in chains and the warden said to me
how much do you love your pretty sugar baby now?
now, now, now

Now get down on your knees  down on your knees again
Now get down on your knees
how much do you love your pretty sugar baby now, now, now

free at last back on my feet
collect my clothes and hit the street
goodbye Sugar I swear I’m done
one more taste with the setting sun—one more taste with the sinking sun….

goodbye sugar I swear I'm done
one more taste with the sinking sun

sugar baby
oh, sugar baby
one more taste

 

SUPER NOVA   ( Tony Kerr/ Amelia White)  ( Rhythm of the Rain 2017)

In the morning when I wake up and I see your face
I get the feeling that you might have to leave this place
sun shine coming thru my window
I found something that I wanted

the soft touch of your fingers barely leaves a trace
taste the glory that you get when you fall from grace
sun shine coming thru my window
I found something that I wanted… You…

CH: hold tight to tonight, we're gonna burn up into nothing
over and over we collide by the light of the dying star
alright, it's alright...supernova

Hold tight the blinding of the afterglow
sweet dreams baby take me there wherever you go…
Sun shine coming thru my window
I’ve found something that I wanted…. You

CH: hold tight to tonight, we're gonna burn up into nothing
over and over we collide by the light of the dying star
alright, it's alright...

CH: hold tight to tonight, we're gonna burn up into nothing
over and over we collide by the light of the dying star
alright, it's alright...supernova
supernova

 

 

Yuma  —  (Amelia White/ Ben Glover)   for Yuma, who left too soon. RIP  ( Rhythm of the Rain 2017)

Yuma you’ve got a lot to think about
why’d you go cold on a train going south
you’re talking in my head most everyday
Why’d ya have to go and leave that way?
you left that way 

CH: And the band plays on all night long
what was that song what was that song
all the pretty women dance and sing along
Oh Yuma

one last tune on the record player
something 'bout truth from a sooth sayer
something 'bout life being just a cruel joke
So have another drink light another smoke
have another drink

CH: And the band plays on all night long
what was that song what was that song
all the pretty women dance and sing along
Oh Yuma
are you still listening?
are you still listening?

Yuma you’ve got a lot to think about
why’d you go cold on the train
did you knock on wood one time too many
make a final wish on your prettiest penny

CH: And the band plays on all night long
what was that song what was that song
all the pretty women dance and sing along
Oh Yuma

CH: And the band plays on all night long
what was that song what was that song
all the pretty women dance and sing along
Oh Yuma
Oh Yuma
Hey Yuma
are you still listening?
still listening

 

Said Like a King (Lori McKenna /Lorne Entress / Amelia White)  ( Rhythm of the Rain 2017)

Boy sat on a bus in the only open seat mittens in one hand and a backpack at his feet
bully came proud mean and thin he said give me all your money and he said it like a king

Sunday morning comes the church is packed in tight cold for September and dark as the night
preacher’s face is red, his fists both swing he says you will fear temptation and he said it like a king

CH: I shiver as the church bells ring
Oh he said it like a king, he said it like a king 

The General stands tall as the questions grow loud, he puts on a face that’s as hard as it’s proud we’re fighting this war, fighting for you, fighting for God and we’re fighting for the truth

CH: I shiver as the war bells ring
Oh he said it like a king, he said it like a king

heard my little boy talking about the war the other day - he said if I had a gun I’d blow em all away - just child’s words you say it don't mean a thing… But he said it like a king

CH: I shiver as the brass bells ring
Oh he said it like a king, he said it like a king
said it like a king, said it like a king

 

TRUE OR NOT? (John Hadley/  Amelia White)  ( Rhythm of the Rain 2017)

 There's tall in the streets that the deal is changing
Everybody's on edge, look around

It's more of the same thing
I watch the picture without sound 

It's all in the eyes, there's something that they're hiding  
They get colder in bright spotlight

It's almost sunrise
Lock the house and call it a night

CH: Dream sweet dream sometimes that's all we've got  
Dream sweet dream whether it comes true or not

In the roar of the storm silence is a blessing
and is power you can't deny
Tank it to the streets turn it into music
A peaceful battle cry... 
A peaceful battle cry... 

CH: Dream sweet dream sometimes that's all we've got  
Dream sweet dream whether it comes true

CH: Dream sweet dream sometimes that's all we've got  
Dream sweet dream whether it comes true or not

 

Let the Wind Blow  (Amelia White/ The Worry Dolls)  ( Rhythm of the Rain 2017)

Wind in the trees and the sycamore leaves blowing like they do,
like they’re through
can I go on when the will is gone? where we going to ?
where we blowing to?
where we blowing to?

Miles and miles and I thought i’d found a place to call home and a hand to hold
I put good money on this one, I don’t like to be wrong, I don't like to be wrong

CH: You can't stop the leaves from falling down
When you wake to change it'll turn you right around
You won't stop the spring from breaking out- let it all go- let the wind blow
let the wind blow

Fire went out and the bed went cold, and your eyes won’t meet mine anymore
I put good money on this one… I dont’ like to be wrong I don't like to be wrong…. I don't like to be wrong….

CH: You can't stop the leaves from falling down
When you wake to change it'll turn you right around
You won't stop the spring from breaking out- so let it all go- let the wind blow

CH: You can't stop the leaves from falling down
When you wake to change it'll turn you right around
You won't stop the spring from breaking out- baby let it all go- let the wind blow
let the wind blow
let the wind blow
low, and blow, and blow

 

Dangerous Angel - (John Hadley/Fred Knobloch/Amelia White)  

 

Dangerous angel you are perched out on the willow with your white poison feathers, temptation as your halo - I'm lying naked and I'm crying in my pillow, blanket as a shelter, trying to deny you

CH - I'd run a thousand miles to shake you, find a crack that I can snake through, God I wish that I could hate you, Dangerous Angel

I thought I'd lost you when I knelt down at the alter, saint Christopher was watching I lit the sacred candle - but I can feel you breathing there's a shadow on my shoulder I see your face and shiver, it's cold and getting colder

CH - 

Shadow on my shoulder, cold and getting colder, I feel my knees ben to shake, I feel my will begin to break... Dangerous Angel

 

Home Sweet Hotel

I clay up to say I miss you, it's been a long and lonely highway.  I'm hungry for the way you kiss me and keep me in the right way.  Spicy Chicken up the road, a spell fills me up but I'm still empty.  My shotgun partner knows me too well, he plays that guitar 'til it rings sweet

CH - Home sweet hotel, pop the top off and chill, turn up the TV forget about the bill.  Home sweet Home sweet Hotel

I can't remember how the dog smiles, but I can sing a hundred sad songs, the shadow in the brightest stage light keeps me tall and keeps me long, keeps me hanging on

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Gas station lights exit 227 feels like we been driving for years - another couple songs on the radio 'til I get to my bottle of cheer

CH-

 

Love Cures

Wake up, kiss my lover come from under-cover it's another day I'm broke, down, and trying to remember that I'm lucky in November just to feel the rain

CH - Love cures the big pain love's sure to bring change - Change stops the bullets from flying around - Love cures, ain't that a beautiful sound

Bad news all over the airways we're coming down the stairways, turn off the TV

Let's go outside and greet the sunflowers who are smiling at the showers for setting them free.

CH - 

Goodnight, I kiss my lover go back under cover try to get found - Laugh at it all until we fall to dreaming - Dreaming is believing that love's all around

Dreaming is believing love's all around - Sunflowers come from the ground - Love cures...

 

Leaving In My Blood - (Molly Thomas/Amelia White)

I've got leaving in my blood and restless in my bones though this California sun slowed me down like you said it would, You'll be followed by my song as I drive away tomorrow, Moving through the shadows of the lilac trees that line your street

CH - You said I'm like a riddle riding in the wind - singing my song for strangers in every town I'm in...

The song that I sing is a heart that's been broken - it weeps like a sad willow tree, I know that you're looking for love that is lasting, please don't count on me

I've got leaving in my blood

CH - 

I've got leaving in my blood even though you're on my mind, I'll swallow your memory, just give me some time

 

The Road Not Taken - (Reckless Johnny Wales/Sergio Webb/Amelia White)

The road not taken, he'll never know where he was headed, and would she go?  The word not spoken he'll never hear - he never listened she was not clear

CH - More than lonely was he forsaken, She was the only one he would have taken

The kiss not given he'll never taste, was he too early, was she too late, A ripped up letter, forgotten prose, he waits no longer - by that road

CH - 

They went their separate ways and now they'll never know, They'll never know what was waiting down the road

The road she'll never know where he was heading and could she go?  She heard him knocking at the door, but it's just a memory and nothing more

 

Rainbow Over The Eastside

There's a rainbow over the Eastside, but it's a solitary life, there's a burning down in the marrow, shots of liquor sleeplessness and miles pile on my soul, they can bring you down or they can bring you 'round

CH - So hold me tighter it's getting harder, I'll never grow up or get smarter, I only see the rainbow on the Eastside

Count the money, it's old and dirty, never seems to stretch long as the highway.  Shine the melody and dig your fingers in, let the sweat and anger hold you there and swirl the high note 'round they can bring you down, or they can lift you up, up, up.  

CH - 

Coming up my street I hear some gospel playing.  Pulling in the drive I know that you've been waiting for me

CH - 

 

Dogs Bark - (Jon McCelroy/Amelia White)

Jamie told Billy something, something about Willy - Willy didn't want anybody to know the word got spread like butter on bread and what should have been a molehill turned into a whole mountain of bullshit, Billy tried to fix it - Willy told Billy to take a walk - now mamma's in the kitchen, baby's on the cell phone bitching at daddy to come home and change the locks

CH - Dogs bark and people talk, Dogs bark and people talk (whisper whisper) (blah blah blah) (he said she said, she said he said)

Even if you ain't got nothing to say, you're gonna open your big mouth anyway, dogs bark, and people talk

Wolf told the bobcat rabbit and the packrat, Sky's getting dark something's going down, said the alligator see y'all later, Noah's gonna get us to the higher ground, snake and the tiger spread it like a wildfire, Dinosaurs didn't understand the talk, They got left behind while the others got in line in time to fit into some big old box

CH - 

No moral to the story just a fact of life, if you don't want it heard don't say it at night, when you're drunk mad or just plain kidding, it's gonna get around an evolutionary given

CH - 

 

Melissa - (Reckless Johnny Wales/Amelia White)

She took off like a rocket and brightened up the sky - got the devil in her pocket my little angel eyes.  Her mind is by the window, her heart rests on the prize - she knows which way the wind blows my little angel eyes.

Hanging at the Family Wash one lost and lonely night, I saw her and I felt the shock of love at first sight.  Sweet music filled my body, the drink it, took me higher.  I knew I had to have that girl with those angel eyes.

CH - Melissa, I love to kiss you in the morning when the rays of sun are forming that smile on your face.  Melissa, I know there'll never be another friend or lover who can take your place.

You couldn't be my first love, it's much too late for that - but I know you'll be my last love little angel, that's a fact...little angel, angel eyes

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Right Back To My Arms - (Charlie Faye/Amelia White)

All I have to do is turn that porch lighten, like a flutter to a flame, she'll be right back to my charms, I don't have to ask, and I never wait too long, I just say her name out loud and she's right back like that to my arms

She may be a flirt, she may even touch your hand - that's all fine by me, enjoy it while you can...when the sun kisses the moon goodnight and rests her weary head, she'll be right here on my pillow dreaming in my bed

CH - Oooh right back to me, right back to my arms

Oooh right back to me where she belongs

I don't worry 'bout how long this love will keep, it's a fundamental thing... like a flower to a bee...

CH - 

 

Six Feet Down 

Plastic people on the TV screen tonight talking 'bout the race, talking 'bout the fight - outside this window leaves fall like snow.  Shut the circus off and let's get into bed, I'm tired of all these voices coming at my head, under the covers is the truth we know

CH - Time will tell, time has eyes, six feet down is where it comes around and all we really have is what we leave behind.

Show me how your mother laughed with you, let me sing a brand new song in blue, outside this window the right's gone wrote, if you could say a hundred words today, what matters isn't even what you'd say under the white noise the heart beats on

CH - 

CH - time will tell, time marks our eyes...six feet down...