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Where's Bob Lyrics
2002 Attaboy Records release
Hurricane and a Tumbleweed

Song List
(click on song for lyric)

  1. Hurricane and a Tumbleweed
  2. C.C. to Mama
  3. Honest to Godforsaken World
  4. Wildflower
  5. I Couldn't Love You
  6. Boo-Hoo
  7. Pigs For Pets
  8. Worse thing about going crazy
  9. Swing Until the Rope Breaks
  10. My Good Heart
  11. Love Takes the Place
  12. One Heartache at a Time

Hurricane and a Tumbleweed


A hurricane and a tumble weed came blowing into town
Poor little tumbleweed just wanted to settle down
But he married him a hurricane
And when she starts to blow
Poor little tumbleweed scratching' at our door

Wandering, tumbling', tumbleweed
Gathering bits of trash
Old yarns, gray fuzz-bunnies
Gonna turn em in for cash
Toothless smile, cliffhanger chin
Scratching at the door
Please let me in I care to roam no more

We were moved to tears so we
Let that poor little tumbleweed fellow in
He was mighty obliged, by the look in his eye
He must've rolled through a patch a gin
He shivered and shook and gave us a look
Like I never seen before
That Hurricane was blowing at the door

She had beehive hair piled so high
and a smile with a diamond dimple
Face like a fiddle-bow strung too tight
Could split you down the middle
Jingling, jangling jewelry
Mesmerizing to the eye
Breathless hurricane filled the desert sky

She said You woulda coulda shoulda
Been a man some day
If you'd only listened to what I had to say
But you had to go and buy that desert property
Beachfront living down on the Salton Sea

Well they headed East and blazed a trail
Left quite a mess behind
Telephone poles like toothpicks were falling down the line
They'll see the dawn in Tallahassee eastern standard time,
Poor little tumbleweed, left his West behind.

Boca Raton
Oklahoma City
Payola Kansas, is looking mighty pretty
They hit Baton Rouge, like a hell-bent luge
Heading for the keys
That hurricane, pretty as you please.

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C.C. To Mama

Daddy wasn't known for thinking much
He thought he had the right-of-way
When that train mashed in his truck
Since that day I've been Mama's little man,
Helping out with Mama any way that I can
Mama thought it best I stay away
From cumbersome machinery
So in this office I will stay
Mama says it's time I took a bride,
And in this office woman
You're the one who lights my fire.

So I'm sending you a memo 'bout a fella who wants to see
If this memorandum will be our first big memory
i.e. me
r.e. you,
c.c. to Mama

I see a little house upon a hill
There's no standard of luxury that I won't fulfill.
The decorations darlin' you'll decide
That is, if Mama approves the bride.

Chorus

See, see Mama what your little boy can do
Your little roly-poly's gonna bring
Her on home to you.
I see a little house upon a hill
There's no standard of luxury that I won't fulfill.
The decorations darlin' you'll decide
That is, if Mama approves the bride.

Chorus
See, see Mama what your little boy can do
Your little roly-poly's gonna bring
Her on home to you.

No other fella's gonna treat you properly
But I know a high school graduate who'll love you tenderly
And when it's time to consummate our love,
I've got a few ideas that pertain to the above

I'll send them in a memo in great detail just for you
Please describe for me the little lovin' things you do.
i.e. me
r.e. you,
No c.c. to Mama

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Honest to Godforsaken World


Can I ask you what are you doing
Languishing here
In a place so austere?
I wonder why I came
What possesed my mind to change,
Have I lost all sense, to a sense of shame?

Is that still your smile I see
That passes through
These walls behind me?
How is it that I fit right in
To your life again
If I only could hear He who waits within?

How could I foresee,
How your life could change,
Who you'd seek to comfort you,
How I'd be to blame.
Now I say goodbye,
Once and for all my girl,
There's no place left for me in
Your honest to godforsaken world.

Who are these paper cutouts
That you call friends
To be with you in the end
Is this how you'll forever be?
Light as air
Or is this the way you forget about me?

How dare you take the easy way
How dare you ask for me to stay
How dare you say for what I lack
How dare I ask you to come back
How dare you close your eyes to me
Once a junkie, twice a junkie, Jesus-freak
It's all the bloody same to me.
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Wildflower


Pretty Girls, always work in a flower shop
Do you Shop in a flower shop too?
Do you ask, Scarlet Rose wrapped in Baby's breath
I do.
If you take a rose from a flower shop
Like some other fellas they do
Well a rose is a rose and everybody knows,
Take the wildflower too.

Wildflowers grow in the sun on a hill in the city
Wildflowers grow in the desert whenever it rains
Pretty girl, to your side she may rush
But if your heart is untrue,
She can wait through a season and bloom without you,
She's a wildflower too.
Take the wildflower do.

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I Couldn't Love You


I could write you a song, but I wouldn't love you
We could do something wrong , but I wouldn't love you
We could play star-crossed fools
We could say that love is cruel,
But I couldn't love you.

We could mark a place in time, set it down in rhyme
Call it tragedy, leave the epilogue to me
We could both leave wanting more
With a suitable metaphor or two,
But I couldn't love you.

It just wouldn't be right
You wouldn't put up any fight
You wouldn't scream and shout
And you wouldn't put me out
You'd probably fix me tea in the morning,
But you wouldn't break out in tears without warning
I wouldn't know what to do
I love another and I'm gonna be true
So I couldn't love you

You're wet around the ears and I'm starting to decay
You drink coffee to be clever, I survive a that-a-way
You seem to like my style today,
But I wake up every morning a looking this-a-way
I wouldn't know what to do
When my style gets old on you
If I have learned to love you

I'd better leave you alone with that sweet smile on your face
Every dimple, every curve for another's hand to trace
Who knows about that other time or place
If I couldn't love you.

It just wouldn't be right, you wouldn't put up any fight
You wouldn't scream and shout, and you wouldn't put me out
You'd probably fix me tea in the morning,
But you wouldn't break out in tears without warning
I wouldn't know what to do
Without the little things I've grown accustomed to,
And I couldn't love you.

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Boo-hoo


Boo-hoo, boo-hoo
Is not good enough for you
Boo-hoo, boo-hoo
What more can I do?
Boo-hoo, boo-hoo
Darling, that's just for starters
Boo-hoo, boo-hoo
Next time I'll cry harder.

I'll cry harder to be the one you care for
I'll cry harder to be the one you love.
Boo-hoo, boo-hoo
Don't tell me that we're through
Boo-hoo, boo-hoo
Darling, I still love you.

I'll cry harder to be your one and only
I'll cry harder if you leave and leave me lonely.
Boo-hoo, boo-hoo
Echoing to the rafters
Boo-hoo, boo-hoo
Oh the cruelty of your laughter.

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Pigs For Pets


Piggies make the greatest little pets
Playful, loyal, noble they're the best
And the Benefit from having pigs for Pets
Is ham and bacon, sausage, and the rest
I gotta love my little piggie
so he'll grow up to be big and strong
get over here you little piggie
Papa says the time for you has come

Satanic, Fleshy, Porky Son of Hades
You gotta teach your piggie right from wrong
He thinks he's such a big pig with the ladies
Well, judgment day is coming not too long
I gotta love my little piggie
so to face the terror in his eyes
get over here you little piggie
You had it coming don't act so surprised

Piggie Piggie
I'll usher you into heavens gate
Piggie Piggie
You'll rise again on Easter Sunday's plate

The missus and I took a vacation
We scrimped and save to see the Hawaiian Isle
Through a series of miscommunication
We wandered off together in the wild
We heard a gruntin and a groaning
We came across a piggie by surprise
Without my huntin knife and rifle
You wouldna wanna see that piggie smile

Piggie Piggie
Don't usher me into heavens gate
Piggie Piggie,
I'll make amends to you it's not too late.

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Worse thing about going crazy


Worse thing about going crazy is
you never get there
Best you can hope for
is well on your way
crazy aint some game you play
there's dedication every day
you say you're crazy your a liar
you just given up on trying

I'm not afraid of my mind
always workin overtime
let it do what it will do
now I'm frettin over you
I'm not afraid of my mind
But I can't listen to you whine
just embrace your faithless vanity
don't turn your back on your insanity

I'm not afraid of my mind
come on in the water's fine
don't expect i'll play the fool
I aint gettin out the pool
You say I'm drifting out to sea
But I'll decide what best suits me
Save your breath and gather more
Cast your net upon the shore

I'm not afraid of my mind
always workin overtime
thru the day and twilight too
now I'm frettin over you
You say we'll do just fine
Keep smilin punch that clock on time
Can't Wait to see what lays in store
With just a gentle knock upon that door.

My mind don't take to kindly
here's to holding on blindly
to you my old friend
you'll darn well meet me in the end.

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Swing Until the Rope Breaks

We gonna swing, swing, swing,
Swing until the rope breaks
Swing, swing, swing,
Swing until the rope breaks
No reprieve, no parole
God rest my weary soul
We gonna swing, swing, swing,
Swing until the rope breaks.

Born to lose by your rules
Mama didn't raise me no fool
Slanted table and a curly cue
Loaded dice, well there ain't no use
Gonna play it by my rules, win or lose.
Then we gonna swing, swing, swing
Swing until the rope breaks
Don't provoke me don't deceive me
Or you'll be the one to free me
We gonna swing, swing, swing
Swing until the rope breaks.

Me and baby we been good
Got us all the credit that we could
You got our address if you want to sue
But we'll be gone went the rent is due
Sixty day lease on life and then we're through.
Then We gonna swing, swing, swing
Swing until the rope breaks.
Four bald tires, no good breaks
A little nudge is all it takes,
We gonna swing, swing, swing
Swing until the rope breaks.

Life can be so sweet, when the ground don't touch your feet

Let's pretend you are me,
oh the sights you might see;
Born again under the circus tent
Dipped in the well and while your back is bent
Preacher gonna teach you the kinda donation the lord beseech you.
We gonna swing, swing, swing
Swing until the rope breaks
Here's a clue to the brotherhood
God alone loves a pecker-wood
We gonna swing, swing, swing
Swing until the rope breaks

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My Good Heart

My heart told me you were fine
My Heart Told me you're a love of mine
My heart told me don't mess around
My heart told me bring that woman around
But you know,

My good heart lied to me

My heart told me don't you wait
He who's lost is he who hesitates
My good heart went from boom to bust
My good heart lied and now, who can I trust
But you know,

My good heart lied to me

My good heart told me not to even think twice
My good heart gave me lots of bad advice
My good heart told me how good things could be
My good heart lied to me

My heart's living on borrowed time
I'm just about ready to cut the line
Set my heart adrift on the sea
Bring my true love back to me
But you know,
My good heart lied to me.

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Love Takes the Place


When love takes the place of passion
You'll step back and step out of fashion
when loves starts replacing, the facade you been makin
your old world will come down crashin

when love takes the place of mystery
sheds a light on your old life for you to see
when you step aside, of your foolish pride
you'll finally understand history

and it's not what you thought it would be
you got caught, with your heart up your sleeve, thankfully

when love takes the place of a troubled mind
you'll scurry and hurry home double-time
when your hear is kept
from those foolish and inept
you'll finally appreciate sunshine

and it's not what you thought it would be
you got caught, with your heart up your sleeve, thankfully
now you're drifting like a fool
next to me

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One Heartache at a Time


A long freight train pulled into Tucson
I heard the engine long before the whistle cried
It was three a.m. and I was thinking how I missed you
Thinking about how poorly I had lied
I Said "Honey, I'm out here having the time of my life."
No care or concern for who might have been my wife

I know I've had the freedom
To choose the punishment for my crime
I'm learning the hard way,
One heartache at a time

I now this old hotel has seen some good times too
I wouldn't ask them to turn the jukebox down just because I'm feeling blue
The rhythm of that freight train sounds like music to me
My heart and that old whistle blowing perfect harmony
Next thing i know I'm running cross those tracks
No care or concern is ever gonna bring her back

I know I've had the freedom to choose the punishment for my crime
I'm learning the hard way,
One heartache at a time

Every time I jump from a moving train I swear it's the last time, never again
I prefer to walk alone, that last mile into town
Let my engines cool, let my wheels slow down.
Well...there is more than one true love
More than one garden of eden
But to prove it more than twice becomes a little bit deceiving

So, the next time you're riding on that short and narrow line
Don't do things the hard way,
One heartache at a time

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