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BY & BY (2019)

 

FEELS LIKE HOME 

There’s something in my heart  
And it feels like fire 
There's a yearnin’ in the river 
and it feels like home. 
Take me down, take me down to the water 
I need time 
Give me time 

The old Shenandoah gonna keep me right 
And hold me like I was forgiven  
Take me down, and let the beachwood light 
I need time  
Give me time 

Oohh ooh ooh 
Ooh ooh ooh  

Tellin’ myself to keep good faith 
There ain’t much these days to celebrate 
Pullin’ my hoodie over my face 

I need time  
Give me time 

Oohh ooh ooh 
Ooh ooh ooh  

Take my name when I'm dead and gone 
And throw my ashes in the river 
Know that I lived my whole life long  
And gave all the love that I could’ve given  

Oohh ooh ooh 
Ooh ooh ooh  

KEEP THE BLUES AWAY 

I got lost down in Rio 
I was running from the FBI 
Yeah they had me on some charges back in San Antone 
You know I never got the reason why 
I turned up in a casino  
My hands up and ready to fight 
The whole damn mariachi band, for playing the same tune twice 

I get high cause I want to  
I get low everyday  
I get high cause I want to  
Gotta do something 
To keep the blues away 

You know last time that I seen her 
My girl was lookin’ mighty fine 
Starin’ through the glass at a police station 
Just tryin’ hear the end of the line 
I know I said it and I mean it  
I am tryin’ to change my life 
But when times get tough  
Yeah the tough get hard 
You can cut me with a butter knife 

I get high cause I want to  
I get low everyday  
I get high cause I want to  
Gotta do something 
To keep the blues away 

I get high cause I want to  
I get low everyday  
I get high cause I want to  
Gotta do something
High cause I want to  
Low everyday 
High cause I want to 
Gotta do something 
To keep the blues away
 

 
NO SLEEP

Oh I saw a shooting star 
Late last night  
Yeah she was pointing at the west coast  
Beamin’ like a street light 
Got my white denim jacket  
And my bolo tie  
Snuck past mom and dad and told my little brothers goodbye

Oh I hear a motor car  
Coming up the coast 
You know I’ve seen other cities but I like this one most 
There’s a girl down the valley says that we can take it slow 
Or we can push fast forward on it  
Love success and rock and roll

But it gets hard sometimes  
Don’t I know it  
I been up for a week 
I can’t get no sleep 
I lose my cool

Oh I saw a shooting star 
Late last night
She’s like vanilla ice cream, baby 
Milky white 
I wanna love her all day
And all of the night
I wanna love her all day 
For the rest of my life

And it gets hard sometimes  
Don’t I know it 
I been up for a week  
I can’t get no sleep  
I lose my cool 
I been up for a week 
I can’t get no sleep  
I lose my cool 
Say what you mean babe 
C’mon and tell it to me 

Shoobie doobie doowah 


PEACH FUZZ

I was in the corner  
Drinking from the punch 
Yeah you were in the kitchen  
Cuttin’ up a rug  
No need to complicate it  
I had fallen in love 
With you, so underrated 
Something fillin’ up my lungs 
Every color of your love I’ve seen enough I want another  
Every color of your love I’ve seen enough I want another 

 Hey little mamma when you talk back 
I see your eyes light up  
And I love that  
I’m just a peach fuzz boy I’m so alone  
No I don’t wanna miss you honey  
Come home 

Knock knock you’re coming over 
Couple times a week 
Hanging on my shoulder 
Shaking like a leaf 
Every color of your love I’ve seen enough I want another  
Every color of your love I’ve seen enough I want another 

 Hey little mamma when you talk back 
I see your eyes light up  
And I love that  
I’m just a peach fuzz boy I’m so alone  
No I don’t wanna miss you honey  
Come home 

Every color of your love I’ve seen enough I want another! 


WOLF SONG

Pack the bags
This time I am heading North
Left the racks
Won’t need those where
I’m going
Count the stacks
Dodging cops cause nobody here wants a bind
Toke a pack
Calling shots pretend all the while that you’re mine

And I'm always thinking of you
Always thinking I could love you more
Know I'm always thinking of you
Always thinking I could love you more

Burn it all
Burn it all fire light deep in my eyes
Break the noose
Heed the call
Howling like one of our kind
These days read clearly
Like a wolf in the snow
In some way I feel you near me
And darlin’ as long as you know

That I’m always thinking of you
Always thinking I could love you more
Know I'm always thinking of you
Always thinking I could love you more

No I'm always thinking of you
Always thinking I could love you more

PENNY, HEADS UP

Not sayin’ you want to  
Not sayin’ you would  
Not sayin’ you have to  
I’m just sayin’ you could 
Let it fall into motion 
Carve our names in the wood 
Oh I’d drink up an ocean  
Just to show you I could

Fallin’ in love to a little tiny speaker 
Rain so hard that our tent started leakin’ on us 
We ain’t got much what we got’s enough  
When the going gets tough 
We make our own good luck

Not sayin’ you want to  
Not sayin’ you would
Not sayin’ you have to  
Just sayin’ we could
Take all of the potion 
Take hold of my hand 
Ignore all the omens  
Cause we know we can

Fallin‘ in love to a little tiny speaker 
Rain so hard that our tent started leakin’ on us
We ain’t got much what we got’s enough 
When the going gets tough 
We make our own good luck  

Fallin‘ in love to a little tiny speaker 
Rain so hard that our tent started leakin’ on us 
We ain’t got much what we got’s enough  
When the going gets tough 
We make our own good luck  

“Rain diddy”

WUNDERBAR

Don’t say you love me  
If it’s only cause you’ve run out of  
better things to say 
Don’t pretend you know me  
I haven’t shown you anything  
Besides the clothes I wear in the light of day 

And I wait for my true love  
She is sailing on an emerald green ocean  
So far away 
And I wait  
For the day that she takes my hand 
And comes to shore and shows my heart  
Its rightful place 

 Standin’ on the notion that we’re not in this together  
We’ll only end up getting us all killed 
As soon as you can realize that we’re all birds of a feather 
And the fox is in the White House on the hill 

You can wait for your whole life  
On the man who said he’d save you 
I can’t speak to the times of late 
Or you can go out into the world  
And wrap your arms around all  
The wunderbar 
Love and grace 

Love and grace is what we need! 


ON AND ON AND ON 

Standing on the edge with you 
All the things we said we’d do  
All the freckles on your face 
Tell me of your storied grace 

All the things I said to you  
Felt them in my heart so true 
Thousand miles from boy to faun  
But it didn’t feel that way at all  
On and on and on  
I’m yours 
On and on and on 
I’m yours  

Standing on the edge with you  
Eyes of green and sky of blue 
All the while you try and guess 
As your heart beats through your chest 
Is it real, could it be true? 
Sparks fly as I think of you 
All the freckles on your face 
Tell me constellations don’t stay in space! 

I’m yours!  
On and on and on 
I’m yours 
I’m yours! 
On and on and on  
I’m yours  
I’m yours! 
On and on and on 
I’m yours 

As we walk among the fields 
Of rosemary and daffodils 
Holding fast to notions grand 
Grateful to be here holding your hand! 

I’m yours!  
On and on and on  
I’m yours  
I’m yours! 
On and on and on  
I’m yours  
On and on and on 


MOONSMOKE 

If I die young, heaven hold me 
For the road’s long and it’s lonely  
If you knew me then you know me, bone deep 
If I die young, heaven hold me.  

“Hello Bluebird, hello Robin”  
“Top of the mornin”  
“How’s it goin?” 
“We don’t know, just got here”
“Got it” 
“Hello Bluebird, hello Robin”

I knew sunshine, I knew Moonsmoke 
I knew long laughs, I knew good jokes 
Ooh the bottle it broke, had a toke
I knew sunshine, I knew Moonsmoke. 


HUCKLEBERRY LOVE 

Don’t drink the water if you can’t see through it 
Get up, I’ll give you something make you feel alright  
I know you’re really wishin’ that you knew 
But you don’t  
So come on honey lets romance all night 

You line me up, when I'm in trouble  
I’m only lookin’ at you 
Am I enough, I’m seeing double  
Cause I've been drinking for two 

Don’t drink the water if you can’t see through it 
Get up, I’ll give you something make you feel alright  
I know you’re really wishing that you knew  
But you don’t  
So come on darlin’ let’s romance all night 

You line me up, when I’m in trouble  
I’m only looking at you  
Am I enough, I’m seeing double 
Cause I’ve been drinking for two  

We’re gettin’ older and older and older and older  
Older and older and ohuohuwohao 

We’re gettin’ older and older and older and older  
Older and older and ohuohuwohao

I’m comin’ home  
And I know that you’re gone 

Oh I’m comin’ home  
And I know that you’re gone 

Oh I’m comin’ home  
And I know that you’re gone

Oh I’m comin’ home  
And I know that you’re gone

BY & BY

Driving through West Virginia 
And I’ve seldom been thinner 
With that chip on my shoulder 
This past year I got so much older 

Lookin’ back over my life 
Spent the most of it tongue tied 
I wish I’d had more time 
Listenin’ to you speak your mind 

Now I’m thinkin’ about her everyday 
On my mind atypical way 
Are you a life force?
Thinkin’ about her everyday  
On my mind atypical way 
Are you a life force?

Drinkin’ coffee black as iron 
And I couldn’t be much higher 
Without fallin’ out of my chair 
Been so numb for so many years  

Now I’m thinkin’ about her everyday  
On my mind atypical way 
Are you a life force?  
Thinking about her everyday  
On my mind atypical way 
Are you a life force? 

And it's so easy  
To be blinded by the light  
To feel lonely in the night 
This blowing in the breeze babe 
I got dust in my eyes  
And rust in my mind 
I'll be home come next spring 
Won't you say you love me later, by and by 

Looking back over life  
Spent the most of it tongue tied 
Pullin’ my belt tight  
Just me and the stars tonight  

Two fingers and a tight line  
Keep my head above the alpine  
Just wish I'd spent more time  
Listenin’ to her speak her mind 

 Thinking about her everyday  
On my mind atypical way 
Are you a life force?  
Thinking about her everyday  
On my mind atypical way  
Are you a life force? 
Thinking about her everyday  
On my mind atypical way  
Are you a life force? 
Thinking about her everyday  
On my mind atypical way  
Are you a life force  
for me?

OF LOVE AND LIFE 

Burnt wood has bared witness to many songs sung 
Warmed up the hands  
And the hearts of the young 
And the old gather round  
Till the flames are all done  
Passing down their words of wisdom.

Talking about a schoolyard crush  
And two wheeled bikes  
A few rolling papers on those Friday nights  
Drink with good people  
Get high as a kite  
Before they drift away 
Out of mind and out of sight.

Well that’s not to say you lose  
Everything and everyone  
Hear me out, take your time 
And watch the setting sun  
Take your hands out of your pockets  
Feel the water run  
Don’t worry about tomorrow and yesterday 
Is gone.

And the words that he said  
Still echoing in my head 
Don’t sell your soul for money son 
Means nothing when your dead 
We all walk the same out here  
Our blood is pumpin’ red 
Feels struggle feel pain  
Keep a level head.

Find a beautiful love  
Look straight into their eyes 
Make sure they know  
They’re your morning light  
And that you’ll never let go 
till the day that you die

This here is love  
This here is life  

 

All lyrics by Taylor Meier