Outliers lyrics

 
 

Proud Dreamer

 

Coulda, shoulda, woulda n' hood winkin'

Slapped me with a bill n' said grinnin'

You're thirty years in a rears, way past due

On all them dreams you've hatched

But never came true

 

Ah, you guys, you'll never understand

I'm a proud dreamer, I'm an American

Born to reach for the highest heights

Born to seize th' day

On a hill

Of a thousand lights

 

Coulda, shoulda, woulda n' hood winkin'

Looked at each other then said leanin' in

If you were so proud then why didn't you

Keep charging up that hill of red, white n' blue

 

Co=ulda, shoulda, woulda n' hood winkin'

I kept charging up that hill even though

I'd been broken

I proudly carried th' flag as it waved to n' fro

And I'll keep charging up that hill

Despite growin' old

 

Ah, you guys, you'll never understand

I'm a proud dreamer, I'm an American

Born to reach for the highest heights

Born to seize th' day

On a hill

Of a thousand lights

 

Coulda, shoulda, woulda n' hood winkin'

Looked at each other then said grinnin'

Let's give him another year or two

That's more compounded interest if he

Don't make it up that hill of red, white n' blue

 

Coulda, shoulda, woulda n' hood winkin'

Turned n' walked out that door high fivin'

But what those four fools don't know

Is I was born to nevr' give up

Nor do as I'm told

 

Ah, you guys, you'll never understand

I'm a proud dreamer, I'm an American

Born to reach for the highest heights

Born to seize th' day

On a hill

Of a thousand lights

A. O'Brien   2015

 

 

 

Gator Stole My Biscuit

 

Gator stole my biscuit

He said I wouldn't miss it

Then he growled

I picked up a pumpkin

I smashed it against his noggin

Then I howled

Fool me once, shame on you, you, you

Fool me twice, no tellin' what I'll do, do, do

 

Gator stole my biscuit

He said I wouldn't miss it

Then he growled

I grabbed me a stick

I poked it in his ribs

Then I howled

Don't tarry, don't miss th' ferry

Move along, long, long

You got what you came for

My patience is gone, gone, gone

 

Gator stole my biscuit

He said I wouldn't miss it

Then he growled

I picked up my pistol

I aimed it at his temple

Then I howled

Fool me once, shame on you, you, you

Fool me twice, this gun goes boom, boom, boom

Don't tarry, don't miss th' ferry

Move along, long, long

You got what you came for

My patience is gone, gone, gone

 

Gator stole my biscuit 

He said I wouldn't miss it

Then he growled,

Then he growled,

Then he growled

A. O'Brien   2017

 

 

 

Oh Yeah

Hey boy, you may think me bit offensive but I'm not coy

I find bein' direct's more rewardin' than wastin' precious time in a ploy

Given there's no more than twenty-four hours to a day

Let's slow them hands by surrenderin' our hearts

To show us th' way

 

Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah,

Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah,

Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

 

Hey boy, it's trial by fire in life n' still keep some poise

Bein' around all them people who seem to live just to annoy

Getting' lil' peace of mind well it ain't so hard to find

If you just shut out all th' noise that destroys

Any chance to unwind

 

Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah,

Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah,

Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Hey, hey, boy

Ana O’Brien  2015

 

 

Stubborn Pride

 

I should have called you th' next mornin'

I could have tried to correct that lie

I should have done somethin' to make it up to you

Yet somehow thought it just weren't worth my time

 

Now all I have to keep me company

Is just my stubborn pride

Is just my foolish pride

 

Yeah, I turn molehills into mountains

Yeah, I could've taken back what I've done

I figured like always you'd forgive me in time

But you left me without any warnin' signs

 

Now all I have to keep me company

Is just my stubborn pride

Is just my foolish pride

 

I should have called you th' next mornin'

I could have tried to correct that lie

I should have done somethin' to make it up to you

Yet somehow thought it just weren't worth my time

 

Now all I have to keep me company

Is just my stubborn pride

Is just my foolish pride

A. O'Brien    2017

 

 

Let's Roll

 

Hey baby, what's th' plan

Ain't no one here gonna take us by th' hand

Hey baby, we've got to go

No time to wait

Don't you dare take that switch n' bait

Let's roll

 

Hey baby, we're about to start th' show

So why'd th' leader of our band just duck n' go

Hear that drummer, he's tappin' out th' beat

No time to wait for that leader

We'll take our music to the streets

Let's roll

 

Damn baby, what th' hay

Don't you dare give up

Come on, we'll rise above th' fray

It's up to you n' me

To carry forth th' mantle

Of our sweet liberties

Let's roll

A.O'Brien   2016

 

 

Slow Horses

instrumental

 

 

 

Tumbleweed Wind

 

Disappeared into a tumbleweed wind

Cracklin' skies been darkenin'

Still got a long ways to go

In this seventy-five Eldorado

Yeah, where I've been

What I've done

Ain't worth discussin'

I'm just rollin', rollin' head long

Into a tumbleweed wind

 

Long ago, in a youthful May

Our love was heaven 

But I sent it away

Old regrets tend to bend th' rules

Just to avoid being' labeled a fool

Yeah, where I've been

How much I've paid

Ain't worth discussin'

I'm just rollin', rollin head long

Into a tumbleweed wind

I'm just rollin', rollin head long

Into a tumbleweed wind

A. O'Brien   2014

 

 

 

Heroin

I was raised to mind my manners

To end my prayers with, Amen

Mamma told me th' good Lord Jesus

Loved all his lil' children

I learned I could always depend on him

To bring me comfort n' forgive my sins

But in time I turned away from him

Now all I evr' seek is th' cold, cold comfort

Of this heroin

Now all I evr' seek is

Th' cold, cold comfort

Of this heroin

 

Lord please give me a sense of promise

Just a small taste of your serenity

As I break free from my addiction n'

Try n' try to stay clean

Leave behind my troubled past

To become your child, your child again

I'm in need of a lil' comfort

Will you forgive me all my sins

 

I turn to you Lord Jesus

Seekin' refuge in your most merciful love,

Most merciful love, Amen

Most merciful love,

Most merciful love, Amen

Ana O'Brien   2017

 

 

 

Lucky Angel

Are you my lucky angel,

Th' one who's been flyin' all around,

Flyin' all around

Come down here sweet angel,

Let me touch your star-studded crown

Star-studded crown

 

How I've been waitin' n' waitin' so long for you

See I've had a few n' more friends in my life

But even so I knew they weren't true

So if tomorrow I don't wake to see th' dark sky turn blue

Will you promise me I'll awake

To see your sweet angel eyes so true

 

Are you my lucky angel,

Th' one who's been flyin' all around,

Flyin' all around

Ana O’Brien  2016

 

 

Mariner's Poem

Lay my head where I can still see my home

Place my heart n' white roses in an arc of stone

Set me a blaze with your condemnation

My spirit awakens to the Mariner's Poem

My spirit awakens to the Mariner's Poem

 

May your thirst be quenched from thy chalice cup

Let me love you with all I've got till I'm all used up

What we shall reap, must first be sown

My spirit awakens to the Mariner's Poem

My spirit awakens to the Mariner's Poem

 

Kill th' messenger is an optional play

Diversion keeps truth from seeing' th' light of day

All fools get a chance to atone

My spirit awakens to the Mariner's Poem

My spirit awakens to the Mariner's Poem

Ana O'Brien   2016