Nothing Personal

by Mark Mckay

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released August 21, 2001


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Track Name: One Day
One day
golden theaters
to match the gold of yesterday
come together come my way
give me just another day to say

It never happens that the man of passion saves the day
and all you've gambled fades away.
Track Name: Lean on You
Sitting by the window where the homeless men shout
early in the morning and throughout the day
raging in the morning
the air is full of clarity
sometimes if you listen to that mad poetry
the image of america from sea to shining sea comes a calling
like a mad mama calling
and I lean on you.
Track Name: Canyons
Lay down your window
lay down by my side
you're taking me over
taking on my mind
as we let the day go down
a canyon covers over and opens up this town

Let go these pictures they disappear behind
like years in the distance
in passing remind
that canyons cover over all that ground
and I've gotten kind of used to having her around

I wandered out this morning like a faded stumbling melody
and she's been working late these days and I miss her company
and it's warm now but the dew is still hanging on
just like we all must do
and I've got twenty dollars on me and I'm going out
I'm gonna drink till I get my fill.
Track Name: Constantine Gardens
Forget the night
you've done it before
and this time
Track Name: Old Oklahoma
Night riders in a Texas winter
never thought they'd see the light of day again
Track Name: Black and Blue Over You
She sang me songs of her dreams and sadness
and downtown people and the cocaine madness
and only you and front line scenes
exploding into smithereens
Track Name: Be Steady
When everything that needs to be done has been done
and the battles of the day to be won have been won
you can look and see your shadow in the setting sun
oh my friend, be steady.

There's a streak of daylight bleeding in the sky
like a memory you decided not to buy

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