"Hey Crow!" Lyrics

Rise Up!

(John Carter Cash, the Reverend John Francis Maher • Auriga Ra Music, ASCAP)

 

RISE UP!!! RISE UP!!! RISE UP!!!

 

Rise Up Brother, Rise Up Strong!

Rise Up and tell me why ya sleep so long?

Tennessee Summer too hot to pray

Sweatin’ like a preacher on Judgment Day

On Judgment Day…yeah-eh

Judgment Day…

 

Gonna work that plough til my fingers bleed

Got an dry milk cow and a babe to feed

Shake a little sweat into the land of free 

Snakes in the kitchen, lion in the tree

It’s the land of the free

And the lion’s hungry…

 

Rise UP!! Come on Rise UP!!!

Rise UP!! Tomorrow commin way too soon

Tomorrow comin way too soon…

 

Crack of dawn til the settin’ sun

I’m gonna break my back like my daddy done

Teach my children, fist and bone

Blood and kin take care of our own 

Take care of your own…yeah-eh 

Take care of your own…

 

Lay down Lover, I’ll move on fast

Love me like today is our very last 

There’s fire in the kitchen, Chili in the pot

Take off your clothes, babe, its too damn hot…

Too damn hot…yeah-eh

Too damn hot…

 

Spittin fire, Black book in hand

The words in red from the holy man 

My juke joint, Mama, she’s sweet as sin 

I’ll take my chances with her bath-tub gin 

Bath tub gin…yeah-eh

Bath tub gin….

 

Come down Heaven

Come down strong

I’ll wrestle with the devil as the angel’s gone

Come back, Lord 

We’re so tired

Cast that Devil in the Lake of Fire 

In the Lake of Fire…yeah-eh

Lake of Fire…

 

RISE UP!!! RISE UP!!! RISE UP!!!

 

 

Secret Project

(AnnaBelle Cash, John Carter Cash, Justin Johnson • Auriga Ra Music, ASCAP; Hungry Scamp Productions, BMI)

 

Medicate the conversation

Better life through meditation

Keep your hand in my locket

Keep your picture in a pocket

I tell you there’s a secret prophet

Account to Alan Parson’s Project

 

And there is no going back from here

There is only the sky 

Clearly, the patient bleeds

Blaming God when He’s paid for it

 

Sneak a look in the mirror

The recollection is near

A line you are hearing

Bloody smudge and a tear

If you’re gonna be the runner

A coyote and a fool

The better judgement of a savior

 

And there is no going back from here

There is only the sky 

Clearly, the patient bleeds

Blaming God when He’s paid for it

 

A game of premeditation

Less obliged of salutation

You lock away dirty secrets

With a garter belt of lies

Once again in the reflection

The winking eye of confession

 

And there is no going back from here

There is only the sky 

Clearly, the patient bleeds

Blaming God when He’s paid for it

Blaming God when He’s paid for it

 

He’s already paid

With Flesh and With Blood

Paid for it

 

There is only the sky

There’s only the blue sky from here

There is only the sky

There’s only the blue sky

Sunshine Song

(John Carter Cash, • Auriga Ra Music, ASCAP)

Turn down the lights again

Don’t let the darkness in

There is no place to hide

 

Shadow got you down

Tightly twisted bound

There is someone unseen on your side

 

Let the Sunshine in

Don’t be all dark and dim

Don’t hide in the corner

Without any friends

Let the Sunshine in

You know it will rise again

You may as well open up to the light

 

Rise up the blinds today

Please shut the pain away

There’s still safety in my arms

 

Hands to lift you up

Free and open touched 

You’ll see now, there’s no fear of heart

 

Let the Sunshine in

Don’t be all dark and dim

Don’t hide in the corner

Without any friends

Let the Sunshine in

You know it will rise again, anyway

You may as well open up to the light

 

Sunshine

It’s about time

Sunshine

This is your day

Shut the darkness away

 

Let the Sunshine in

Don’t be all dark and dim

Don’t hide in the corner

Without any friends

Let the Sunshine in

You know it will rise again, anyway

You may as well open up to the light

 

Anyway

You may as well open up to the light

 

 

Black Crow's Eyes

(John Carter Cash, Justin Johnson • Auriga Ra Music, ASCAP; Hungry Scamp Productions, BMI)

Whoa, whoa, whoa  

 

Three crows up in the tree

Lookin’ down, lookin’ down at me

Hey crows there in the tree

See you lookin’ back at me

 

Crow, crow three in sight

Middle of the day, black as night

A black glove there on the ground

Why bird did you lay it down?

 

Up there remember me

Ground bound and never free

Crow, crow guard the tree

And the secrets you keep from me

 

When I was young if I had three wishes (I was young)

One of them would be to fly

And to not recall all I’ve left behind

In regret and to see through

The Black Crow’s Eyes

 

Whoa, whoa, whoa  

 

Crow, crow smoke in the tree

The murder count is 73

Crow, crows gather around

One black bird dead on the ground

 

Three crows hangin’ around

Someday I’ll be unbound

Why, why ya hangin’ around

Hangin’ around the killing ground

 

When I was younger if I had three wishes (I was young)

One of them would be to fly

And to not recall all I’ve left behind

In regret and to see through

The Black Crow’s Eyes

 

 

Someday I will know (what it really means)

Beneath what seems (someday I will know)

Someday I will see, clearly (someday I know)

Someday I will know

Someday I will fly (close my eyes and see)

Through the Black Crow’s Eyes

Through the eyes of a crow (I will see)

Someday I will see

Someday I will fly (clearly, I will see)

Through the Black Crow’s Eyes

Through the Black Crow’s Eyes

Through the Black Crow’s Eyes

 

One crow hovering near

In my eye like a single black tear

Lolly, is it a thing?

Prophet, pen pal or a waking dream

 

 

Kick the Man Down      

(John Carter Cash, George Daeger, Dave Daeger • Auriga Ra Music, ASCAP; Daeger Music, ASCAP)

Falling behind

Shimmer and shine

Then came the morning

Fade with the light

Love turned to fire

Then came your leaving

 

Get on the ground

Feeling the sound

Call in the clowns

Kick the Man Down

 

Pages will turn

Books left to burn

Can’t be forgotten

Words cast to sky

Come on back by

The apple went rotten

 

CHS: Get on the ground

Feeling the sound

Call in the clowns

Kick the Man Down

 

And it leaves me thinking of you but I barely remember

 

Tremble and fade

The love that we made  

Passed with the season

War was not won

Nor shot from the gun

But there he was bleeding

 

Falling behind

Shimmer and shine

Then came the morning

Fade with the light

Love turned to fire

Then came your leaving

 

 

Packaging Committee

(AnnaBelle Cash, John Carter Cash, Justin Johnson • Auriga Ra Music, ASCAP; Hungry Scamp Productions, BMI)

 

I been a weak in pain

I said oh why you said of what and where?

We need a new pen now

Black ink one silver one and then 

No begging now for pills

Please don’t take place them on your tongue

 

5,6 picking up stix

7, 8 out too late

9, 10 home again

1, 2 they’re coming for you

3, 4 you’re out the door

 

Recorded over the course of many 

With black guitars

And token tears

Change our set and fall behind

Shed your skin and clear your mind

 

The Packaging committee is coming for you

The Packaging committee we have a place for you

Where you’ve left your mind, Hoss??

Far, far behind –tossed!

The Packaging committee we have a place for you

 

A bend of weekend pain

I said my head, I said oh why…

Lock me in a closed pin now

Safety for the black coat off and then

No bending now for pills

Please don’t break me swallow down the last

 

5,6 picking up stix

7, 8 out too late

9, 10 home again

1, 2 they’re coming for you

3, 4 you’re out the door

 

It’s a cold dark deep inside

A tickin’ bomb behind our eyes

Time to live and time to die

A bite of meat for the Lord of the Flies 

 

The Packaging committee is coming for you

The Packaging committee we have a place for you

Where you’ve left your mind, Hoss??

Far, far behind –tossed!

The Packaging committee we have a place for you

 

If it’s going to Bend it’s going to break, bend it will break…

I have no patience to wait for a doctor’s note

Or an IOU NOTE or a PROMISary Note…

 

 

The Seven

(John Carter Cash, Justin Johnson • Auriga Ra Music, ASCAP; Hungry Scamp Productions, BMI)

 

The seven stand together on a coal train

And the engineer he has an honest smile

Rhough certainly his eyes are filled with a wildfire

And we know there’ll come a moment 

Yes there will come a point

When the brakes spark fire and burn

The land around as dry as the California trees

In the hills of Tennessee

Just my family and me

 

There’s just something in the engineers eyes

Something indistinguishable

Something wild and high

And the spark sets the coal to a blaze

And the seven gather ‘round

Hands clasped tightly and we pray

 

And there is only one course

One destination for this train

Forever onward, as the fire blaze away

 

There are no planned stops 

Still I know there will be

A place where we can get off 

If it’s only you and me

The engineer is set 

Determined in his course

Past the crest of this mountain

Comes a steady fast decline

And all the good we’ve hoped for

Can’t be burned and left behind

It’s best we cling together

Forever onward 

 

And the spark sets the coal to a blaze

And the seven gather round

Hands clasped tightly and we pray

 

And there is only one course

One destination for this train

Forever onward, as the fire fades away

 

There’s just something in the engineers eyes

Something indistinguishable

Something wild and high

 

And the spark sets the coal to a blaze

And the seven gather ‘round

Hands clasped tightly and we pray

 

And there is only one course

One destination for this train

Forever onward, as the fire blaze away

Forever onward, as the fire fades

 

 

Red Earth, Redwood, Redman, Red Blood,

Red Sky

(John Carter Cash, Justin Johnson • Auriga Ra Music, ASCAP; Big Yellow Horse Publishing, Chocolate Soda Music - both administered by Moon and Musky Music, BMI)

 

The Red Earth

Tramped beneath our feet

Where the river washes away our sins

Bathe in the mud of the red earth and pray our souls come clean

Red Earth

 

Redwood

Deep within your forest

Where the Long forgotten secrets still hide  

Protect these secrets beneath your sheltering arms 

Redwood

 

Redman

Mixed with the blood of the land

Forced from the path laid by God 

Face the sun and pray your vision clear to the four directions

Redman

 

Red Blood

Spilled for what gain?

Shall we shed our life’s blood in vain?

The blood within our veins within theirs is the same

Red Blood

 

Red Sky

In the dawning early morn

Beneath a blanket of crimson

Red Sky

Red Sky

With the promise of a coming storm

 

 

Through The Fire and the Flames

(Sam Totman, ZP de Villiers Threat, Herman Li and Vadim Pruzhanov) EMI Blackwood Music, Inc., BMI)

 

On a cold winter morning
In the time before the light
In flames of death's eternal reign
We ride towards the fight

 

When the darkness has fallen down
And the times are tough alright
The sound of evil laughter falls
Around the world tonight

 

Fighting hard, fighting on for the steel
Through the wastelands evermore
The scattered souls will feel the hell
Bodies wasted on the shores

 

On the blackest plains in Hell's domain
We watch them as they go
Through the fire and pain and once again we know

 

So now we fly ever free
We're free before the thunderstorm
On towards the wilderness
Our quest carries on

 

Far beyond the sundown
Far beyond the moonlight
Deep inside our hearts and all our souls

 

So far away we wait for the day
For the lives all so wasted and gone
We feel the pain of a lifetime lost in a thousand days
Through the fire and the flames we carry on

 

As the red day is dawning
And the lightning cracks the sky
They'll raise their hands to the heavens above
With resentment in their eyes

 

Running back through the mid morning light
There's a burning in my heart
We're banished from a time in a fallen land
To a life beyond the stars

 

In your darkest dreams see to believe
Our destiny is time
And endlessly we'll all be free tonight

 

And on the wings of a dream
So far beyond reality
All alone in desperation
Now the time has gone

 

Lost inside you'll never find
Lost within my own mind
Day after day this misery must go on

 

So far away we wait for the day
For the lives all so wasted and gone
We feel the pain of a lifetime lost in a thousand days
Through the fire and the flames we carry on

 

Woah, woah, whoah
Woah, woah, whoah

 

Now here we stand with their blood on our hands
We fought so hard, now can we understand
I'll break the seal of this curse if I possibly can
For freedom of every man

 

So far away we wait for the day
For the lives all so wasted and gone
We feel the pain of a lifetime lost in a thousand days
Through the fire and the flames we carry on