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GHOST BROTHERS OF DARKLAND COUNTY

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You Know That Voice
You Hear In Your Head
Thatís Me, Baby Thatís Me
And You Thought You Were Just
Talking To Yourself
But Itís Me, Baby Thatís Me

I Can Get You To Do
Anything I Want
ĎCause Iím The Sexy One
With All That Good Stuff
Itís Me, Yes Baby, Thatís Me

When You Feel
Like Smacking Your Brother
Thatís Me, Baby Thatís Me
And When You Feel Like
Cheating On A Lover
Thatís Me, Ah Yes Thatís Me

I Can Get You To
Screw Up Your Life
Stick Up The Paperboy
With Your Best Friendís Wife
Thatís Me, Baby, Oh Thatís Me
Iím The Provider Of All That Poopy-Doopy-Doo

When You Think
Yes, I Got It All Worked Out Now
Think Of Me, Baby Thatís Me
When Your Sunny Day
Turns Cloudy
Thank Me, Baby Thank Me

(Reprise)
And When Youíre Burning Up
In Hellís Fire
Iíll Give You A Water Break
Iím Such A Liar
Thatís Me, Oh Arenít You Glad You Know Itís Me
Cause Baby Thatís Me, Oh Yes Thatís Me
Iím The Original Hottie, Thatís Me
Thank You


Iím A Whole Lotta Big Little Girl
And I Know What Men Like
Look Out Boys ĎCause Here Comes Anna
With Her Skirt Hiked Up High
When You Hold Me Tight
And Look Into My Eyes
I Can Sucker You Into Believing
All Of My Lies

Thatís Who I Am
One Thousand Percent Illusion
Thatís Who I Am
Gotcha Floatiní On A Cloud
Thatís Who I Am
Cookie-Cut For Your Loviní Reunion
I Want To Make Damn Sure You Know
What Youíre Getting Yourself Into Now

I Can Be As Nice As Pie
Whenever I Need To
Put My Hand In Your Front Pockets
And Tighten Up Your Screw
Make You Feel Like A Big Man
Walkiní With Your Barbie Doll
Put You Down When You Ainít Around
And Kick You When You Fall

Thatís Who I Am
One Thousand Percent Illusion
Thatís Who I Am
Gotcha Floatiní On A Cloud
Thatís Who I Am
Cookie-Cut For Your Loviní Reunion
I Want To Make Damn Sure You Know
What Youíre Getting Yourself Into Now

I Can Laugh At All Your Jokes
Particularly When Itís At You
Had Better And I Had Worse
But I Guess That Youíll Do
Donít Try To Boss Me Or Think I Really Care
ĎCause Thereís Hundreds Of Boys Waitiní, Waitiní For Me Out There

Thatís Who I Am
One Thousand Percent Illusion
Thatís Who I Am
Gotcha Floatiní On A Cloud
Thatís Who I Am
Cookie-Cut For Your Loviní Reunion
I Want To Make Damn Sure You Know
What Youíre Getting Yourself Into Now


Showed Up At The Wrong Time
Iíve Been Kept Outside
Never Could Get In At All
Even When I Tried
Now I Seen This Whole World Cryiní
Seven Days From The Start
Iím The Only Son Conceived Through Wisdom
And Thatís What Makes Me So Goddam Smart
So Goddam Smart

You Ainít Nothing But A Liar
I Hear Those Words That You Spew
You Are Unkind And Thoughtless
And Iím Ashamed Of The Things That You Call The Truth
But Look At Me With All Of This Beauty
And My Words Are Spoken From The Heart
Iím Strong And Getting Stronger
Thatís What Makes Me So Goddam Smart
So Goddam Smart

Oh Here We Are
From Dust To Eternity
And Here We Will Stay
Till The Truth Just Lets Us Be

So Goddam Smart
So Goddam Smart
You Better Keep Your Distance
My Old Ex-Best Friend
As We Lived And Died Brothers Forever
Our Best Wishes To You All Weíll Send
And Some Days Are Better Than Others
It Seems Our Actions Have Torn Us Apart
And The Moral Is To Try To Love One Another
Thatís What Makes Us So Goddam Smart
So Goddam Smart
So Goddam Smart


Well You Look Down Your Noses
When Anyone's Having Fun
I Guess You Can't Remember
What It's Like To Be Young
You Got No Fun-Lovin' Spirit Left In You At All
Just Two Young Lovers Here
Tryin' To Have A Ball
It's People Like You
Who Think That Heavenís The Place To Be
But Youíre Wrong, Wrong, Wrong, Wrong About Me

Well You've Lied To Your Children
About What's Good And Bad
And You Falsify The Truth
About All The Fun That You've Had
You Always Act So Goody-Goody
With Your "Thank You, Dear" And "Please"
But Youíre Wrong, Youíre Wrong, Youíre Wrong About Me

In Summation
Just To Bring This To A Close
I Bet You've Done Some Things Yourself
That Nobody's Supposed To Know
Don't Forget Who You're Talkin' To, Dear
Because Everything You Do I See
But Youíre Wrong, Youíre Wrong, Youíre Wrong About Me

Ten Commandments, Hell!
With Me, There's Only One
Each Individual Has The Right
The Fella Next To You Has None
Youíre Wrong, Youíre Wrong, Youíre Wrong About Me


Well I Donít Love My Brother
And He Donít Think Much Of Me
We Donít Like Each Other
And We Never Can Agree
If It Werenít For The Old Man
I Wouldn't Talk To You At All
We Have Hated Each Other
Ever Since We Could Crawl
Cain And Abel Ought To Be Our Names
If It Werenít For The Murdering Charge
I Would Put You In Your Grave

Iíd Beat You Like An Old Mule
And Leave You Like An Old Wet Sack
Spit In Your Face And Blacken Your Eyes
And Leave You On The River Bank
Let Them Crows Pick Your Bones
Let The Wolves Chew Off Your Head
Then Iíd Make You Dig Your Own Grave
Till Iím Sure That You Was Dead
Then I Would Be Whistling
All The Way Back Home
Then Iíd Say A Prayer
Thank God That I Wonít Have To See You No More

ĎScuse Me For Sayiní So
But I Prefer It This Way

With The Waggin Of Your Jaw
Day After Day

You Are Selfish And A Liar

You Are As Trustworthy As A Snake
A Match Not Made In Heaven
It Was Surely A Mistake
Itís Got To Be From Hell
And Not From Above
This Is What They Call
BrotherÖÖBrotherly Love


How Many Days Can One Man Wonder
How Many Years Can One Man Carry On
If I Was Tough, Could My Fist Harness The Thunder
If I Was Stronger, Could I Roll These Days Along
How Many Days, How Many Days

How Much Time Can One Man Spend Trying
How Many Lies Could That One Man Tell
If I Was Smart, Why Would I Try To Tame The Lion
If It Meant I Lost Myself To Burn In Hell
How Many Days, How Many Days

If I Believed Thereís A Better World Waiting
Is That Belief Framed In Ignorance And Fear
Is Blind Faith Our Only Salvation
Or Is The Plain Truth Always Sittiní Right Here
How Many Days, How Many Days

How Many Days Can One Man Wonder
How Many Years Can One Man Carry On
How Many Days, How Many Days
How Many Days, How Many Days


She's Colorful And Crazy
You Think She's Broken Hearted
The Sadness Of The World
Is Where The Conversation Started
But You Want To Be With Her
'Cause You Think That You Can Save Her
But She Likes The Way She Is
And Says That's The Way God Made Her
But You Know That You Can't Love Her
With A Love That Lasts Forever
So You Hold Her So Closely
'Cause You Know That You Are Blind

She Takes You Many Places
So You Go There Together
The Rideís Always Stormy
You're Sure It Will Get Better
And She Touches You So Softly
Sometimes You Can Barely Feel Her
She Tells You She's Your Lover
But Your Mind, It Knows Better
And Just When You Want To Leave Her
She Brings You Into Her Body
And Your Head Goes To Spinnin'
And You Know That You Are Blind

So Maybe Tomorrow
She'll Be Gone Forever
It's Always Her Favor
If You'll Be Together
Itís Hard To Imagine
That She Is Only Human
But She's Really No Different
Than Any Other Woman
But You'd Carry Her Forever
No Matter What The Distance
Because You Believe Her
And You Know That You Are Blind


The Whole World Can Tell Youíre Sad
It Just Says So In Your Eyes
Sorry That You Feel So Bad
But I Think Youíll Be Alright
You Got Many Friends Here
To Be By Your Side
And Weíre All Here To Help You

Oh, Oh Home Again
Arenít You Glad To Be Home Again
Oh, Oh Home Again

Youíre Amongst Friends

Arenít You Glad To Be Home Again

The World Can Make You Weary And Mean
Just Take A Look Outside
Some Will Try To Buy Your Dreams
And Hide The Truth With Lies
When Good Fortune Comes Your Way
Thieves Will Stand Back And Scream
We Never Wanted You Here Anyway

Oh, Oh Home Again
Arenít You Glad To Be Home Again
Oh, Oh Home Again

Youíre Amongst Friends

Arenít You Glad To Be Home Again

Why Donít You Rest Here Awhile
Let Your Anxieties Subside
Maybe Walk Around The Town
You Donít Have To Speak
If Youíve Got Nothing Left To Say
And Weíll Try To Ease Your Pain
And Tomorrowís Another Day

Oh, Oh Home Again
Arenít You Glad To Be Home Again
Oh, Oh Home Again
Youíre Amongst Friends

Arenít You Glad To Be Home Again
Oh, Oh Home Again
Arenít You Glad To Be Home Again
Oh, Oh Home Again
Arenít You Glad To Be Home Again


You Donít Know Me
You Can Only Say My Name
Pictures Of Me You Paint
I Cannot Say
Iím Only Joke Business To You
Some Sort Of Silly Fool
Fool That I Am
I Forgive You

Because I Love You
Because I Donít Know Where To Begin
To Say The Words
You Need Me To Say

You Donít Know Me
Not Like You Think That You Do
Iím Not Thinking Of Me
Iím Thinking Of You
So Just Let Me Say These Few Words
From The Very Pit Of My Heart
Troublesome Thing That We Are

You Know That I Love You
From The Moment I Laid Eyes On You
Canít We Find A New Place To Start?

You Donít Know Me
Thatís All I Have To Say
As My Understanding
Drifts Away

Because I Love You
Belly To Belly And Skin To Skin
My Heart Is Open Now
Wonít You Please Come In

You Donít Know Me
You Donít Know Me
You Donít Know Me
At All


>My Name Is Joe
And Iím Barely Ten Years Old
And I Sleep In The Back Of The Pontiac
Whenever Thereís Trouble

And I Can Do As I Please
ĎCause Iím The Runt Of The Family
And Andy And Jack Are Heroes
And Theyíre My Big Brothers

And My Name Is Joe
And I Know Wherever I Go
That My Big Brothers Will
Take Care Of Me

They Teach Me Lots Of Games
And Every Day Is Never The Same
Sometimes Iím Quarterback
Sometimes Iím On The Attack
In The Army

They Have Friends Around All The Time
And I Really Like To Spy
On Andy And Jack
Both Tryiní To Kiss Jenna

And My Name Is Joe
And I Know Wherever I Go
That My Big Brothers Will
Take Care Of Me
ĎCause Iím Part Of The Family


You Know People Might Just Say Anything
To Try And Save Their Skin
And The Bible Says We Must Stand Alone
ĎCause Weíre Damn Sure Gonna Sin
And Thereís Stories To Help Us Walk That Line
Commandments To Get Our Crowns
But If The Truth Was Knowed About Us All
Weíd Have To Tear That Cabin Down

Tear This Cabin Down
And Start All Over Again
Tear This Cabin Down
Only God Knows Where Weíve Been
Tear This Cabin Down
Thereís A Hell For Us All
Tear This Cabin Down

Well Cain Rose Up To Slay Abel
So They Ran Him Out Of Town
And Deep Down In Our Souls And Hearts
Old Cain Is Still Around
And He Likes To Tell Us Secrets
He Likes To Whisper In Our Ears
That If The People Knowed
All The Meanness Weíve Done
Theyíd Throw Us Outta Here
Theyíll Tear This Cabin Down

And Start All Over Again
Tear This Cabin Down
Only God Knows Where Weíve Been
Tear This Cabin Down
Thereís A Hell Somewhere For Us All
Tear This Cabin Down

So If You Want To Get Into Heaven
You Better Get Down On Your Knees
And Try To Be A Better Man
Than The One You Used To Be
And Donít Go Meddliní With Somebody Else
Itís Hard Telling What Youíll Find
And If The Truth Was Knowed About Us All
Weíd Have To Stay Here For All Time

Tear This Cabin Down
Oh Lord Let Me Be The Best That I Can Be

Tear This Cabin Down
Oh Lord, Let The Truth Be What I See

Tear This Cabin Down
Yeah Lord, There Must Be A Heaven For Us All

Tear This Cabin Down
Tear This Cabin Down
Tear This Cabin Down

Oh Lord Let Me Be The Best That I Can Be
Tear This Cabin Down

Oh Lord, Let The Truth Be What I See
Tear This Cabin Down

Yeah Lord, There Must Be A Heaven For Us All
Tear This Cabin Down
Tear This Cabin Down


Some People Give Up On The Money

Some People Give Up For The Pain

Some People Give Up For No Reason
Unable To Start Again
Then They Give Up For The Promise

On A Ticket That They Canít Sell

Then They Give Up On Each Other
Before The Truth Theyíll Tell

And Our Days Are Gone
And The Days Are Gone

You Can Give Up For Confusion
Too Afraid To Take Another Step

And All Your Dreams Come Crashing Down
For A Moment Youíd Like To Forget

And In That Tiny Moment
You Can Change The Course Of Time

Then Your Luck Runs Out

Up The Water Spout

Cut Down In Your Prime

And Our Days Are Gone
And Your Days Are Gone

In The Whispers Of Young Lovers
Who Cannot Organize Their Thoughts
That They For The First Time
The Sweet Sadness Of Loveís Been Bought

What Do You Do With Such A Thing
So Powerful So Frail

Holding Hands You Jump In The Water
A Story Only Dante Could Tell

And Our Days Are Gone
And Your Days Are Gone

Well Iím Sorry For What Has Happened

And I Guess That You Are Too

And Here We Are Lost And Forgotten
The Price We Pay For What We Do

But I Want You To Know That I Loved You Both
The Best Way That I Knew How

Some Bad Mistakes Our Soul Will Take
Donít Give Up On Us Now

And Our Days Are Gone

And Our Days Are Gone

And Our Days Are Gone

And Our Days Are Gone


You Gotta Be A Little Drunk
And A Little Bit Crazy
If You Want To Go Jukin' With Me
I Can Be A Lady
Or A Snake In The Bedroom
I Can Be What You Want Me To Be
I Can Turn Off The Lights
With A Flip Of My Hip
I Can Kiss Your Lips Real Hard
I Can Drink You Under The Table
Leave You Weak Out In The Backyard

But Itíll Be Alright
When We Get It Tight
And We're Out There Jukin'

When You Drive And Drive With The Top Down
Then You Can't Drive No More
You Put Some Change Into The Jukebox
And Go Bare-Footin' Out On The Dance Floor
Make A Show Of Yourself
Let Them Know You're Alive
Until They 86 You Out The Door
Then You Get Back Out There On The Road
And You Go Jukin' Some More

But Itíll Be All Right
So Let's Get Tight
And Go Out Jukin'
But Itíll Be All Right
So Let's Get Tight
And Go Out Jukin'

You Gotta Be A Little Drunk
And A Little Bit Crazy
If You Want To Go Jukin' With Me
I Can Be A Lady
Or A Snake In The Bedroom
I Can Be What You Want Me To Be


My Words Donít Know The Truth
They Flutter As I Speak
The Sickness I Feel Under My Belt
Is The Disdain I Have For Me
And I Ask You To Stand Tall
But Itís Me Whoís Fallen Down
Iíd Like To Be A Better Man
But I Canít Find My Way Home Now

So What Kind Of Man Am I
Who Never Looked Up To See The Sky
And Every Word I Say
Has Come Back To Haunt Me Every Day
So Here I Stand Alone
Crippled On My Cane
The Coward Iíve Become
The Loser In The Game

These Eyes You See Are Masked
By A Thin Veneer Of Tears
And Who Would Have Known That Such A Small Task
Would Have Compromised All These Years
But A Liarís Guilt Is A Liarís Fate
And Man, Thatís Just The Facts
For Those Too Weak To Tell The Truth
Into Darkness You Will Be Cast

So What Kind Of Man Am I
Who Never Looked Up To See The Sky
And Every Word I Say
Has Come Back To Haunt Me Every Day
And Here I Stand Alone
Crippled On My Cane
The Coward Iíve Become
The Loser In The Game

So Dig Deep, You Little Bastard
Let The Truth Be Known

Angels Are Flying With You Tonight
Youíd Better Not Let Them Go

ĎCause If You Do Iíd Hate To Think
Of What Your Fate Could Be

So Speak Your Mind, Tell What You Know
And Set Your Family Free

What Kind Of Man Am I
Who Never Looked Up To See The Sky
And Every Word I Say
Has Come Back To Haunt Me Everyday

Speak Your Heart

So Here I Stand Alone
Crippled On My Cane
The Coward Iíve Become

Set Us Free

The Loser In The Game

Tell The Truth!


Go On And Do It
Do You Think That You Could?
Letís See You Get To It, If Youíre So Goddam Good

You Better Not Tempt Me
I Wouldnít Do That
Iíll Take You Up On It And Never Look Back

Please Donít Do This
Leave It Alone
Stop For My Sake, If Not For Your Own

I Donít Think You Can Do It
You Were Never For Real
Youíre As Gray As A HangoveróWhereís Those Nerves Of Steel?

You Want Me To Do It?
I Said That I Would
Shut Up Or Iíll Show You Whoís So Goddam Good

Stop While Thereís Time
Stop If You Care
This Wonít Prove A Thing
Thereís Death In The Air
Stop While Thereís Time
Stop While Weíre Free
If Not For Him
Then Do It For Me

Buddy, Youíre Ten Miles Past Stupid
Youíre An Acre Of Dumb
And Iím Country-Ass Tired Of Life Under Your Thumb

You Donít Have The Guts, You Wonít Never Do Itó

I Told Him I Wouldó

If You Mean What You Say, Then Brother, Get Down To It

óAnd Now Iíll Show Him Whoís So Goddam Good
Now Iíll Show You Whoís So Goddam Good


There Is A Heaven Somewhere
Each Word Is Its Own Little Prayer
Where Our Souls Can Soar And Be Free
Away From This World

A Place Where Thereís No Earthly Pain
No Teardrops Being Cried In Vain
We Will All Be Children Again
Away From This World

So Here We Are
From Dust To Eternity
And Here We Will Stay
ĎTil The Truth Just Lets Us Be

Where Each Star We Can Reach Out And Touch
Thereís Peace Of Mind For Each One Of Us
Hope, Forgiveness, And Trust
Away From This World

There Is A Heaven Somewhere
Where Each Word Is Its Own Little Prayer
Where Our Souls Can Soar And Be Free
Away From This World
Away From This World
Away From This World



When Grace Has Abandoned And Forgotten You
And You See Through Everything That You Thought Was True

And The Fruit Is Rotten And The Crops Have All Died

Thereís No Dream For You To Dream Anymore
And Youíve Been Knocking On Heavenís Door

But Thereís No Answer And You Receive No Reply

But You Can See With Those Eyes
And You Can Hear With Those Ears
And You Can Speak With That Tongue
The Truth Looks So Far Away
But Now Itís Clear

Double Talk, Liar Liar
The Truth Has Come To Set You On Fire
The Lie Is Well Spoke
But The Truth Is Well Hid

Say Hello, Hello To A New Beginning
Say Goodbye To What Now Is Ending
Your Pathway To Walk Down Is Very Clear

But You Can See With Those Eyes
And You Can Hear With Those Ears
And You Can Speak With That Tongue
The Truth Looks So Far Away
But Now Itís Clear

So Hooray, Hooray For Tomorrow
A Better Place To Forget All Your Sorrow
The Trumpets Are Blowing

And The Music Is Clear

But You Can See With Those Eyes
And You Can Hear With Those Ears
And You Can Speak With That Tongue
The Truth Looks So Far Away
But Now Itís Clear
You Can See With Those Eyes
And You Can Hear With Those Ears
And You Can Speak With That Tongue
The Truth Looks So Far Away
But Now Itís Clear




Concord Music Group (June 4, 2013)


ARTIST: Various Artists
TITLE: Ghost Brothers of Darkland County (Standard Edition)
LABEL: Hear Music

Produced by T Bone Burnett
Recorded by Jason Wormer at The Village Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Additional recording by Mike Piersante, Vanessa Parr, Ed Cherney, and Matt Andrews
Dialogue and Special Effects Editing by Neal Warner and Paul Mahern
Mixed by Jason Wormer at Electro Magnetic Studios, Los Angeles, CA
2nd Engineers: Vanessa Parr and Chris Owens
ďTruthĒ Engineered by Paul Mahern, assisted by Scott Davis at Belmont Mall, Nashville, IN and Mixed by Mike Piersante at The Village Studios, October 2012
Mastered by Gavin Lurssen with Reuben Cohen at Lurssen Mastering, Hollywood, CA
Artist Consultant: Andy York
Guitar Technician: Paul Ackling
Production Coordinator: Ivy Skoff

Package Art Direction Design: Larissa Collins
Scenic Design by Todd Rosenthal
Cabin Illustration by Justin Oon
Photograph courtesy of Kevin Mazur
Ghost Brothers Twin Hud Mellencamp
Cover concept Assistance by Harry Sandler


A Cavalcade of Stars
Joe portrayed and sung by Kris Kristofferson
Monique portrayed by Meg Ryan sung by Rosanne Cash
The Shape portrayed and sung by Elvis Costello
Dan portrayed by Harry J. Lennix sung by Taj Mahal
Frank portrayed by Hamish Linklater sung by Will Dailey
Drake portrayed by Matthew McConaughey sung by Ryan Bingham
Anna portrayed by Kelli Garner sung by Neko Case
Jack portrayed by Patch Darragh sung by Dave Alvin
Andy portrayed by W. Earl Brown sung by Phil Alvin
Jenna portrayed by Samantha Mathis sung by Sheryl Crow
Young Joe portrayed by Max Burkholder sung by Clyde Mulroney
Narrator portrayed by Glenn Morshower

"Thatís Me" (3:15)
Performed By Elvis Costello
Acoustic Guitar, Banjo Marc Ribot
Keyboards Ė Keefus
Green Bass David Piltch
Drums Ė Jay Bellerose

You Know That Voice
You Hear In Your Head
Thatís Me, Baby Thatís Me
And You Thought You Were Just
Talking To Yourself
But Itís Me, Baby Thatís Me

I Can Get You To Do
Anything I Want
ĎCause Iím The Sexy One
With All That Good Stuff
Itís Me, Yes Baby, Thatís Me

When You Feel
Like Smacking Your Brother
Thatís Me, Baby Thatís Me
And When You Feel Like
Cheating On A Lover
Thatís Me, Ah Yes Thatís Me

I Can Get You To
Screw Up Your Life
Stick Up The Paperboy
With Your Best Friendís Wife
Thatís Me, Baby, Oh Thatís Me
Iím The Provider Of All That Poopy-Doopy-Doo

When You Think
Yes, I Got It All Worked Out Now
Think Of Me, Baby Thatís Me
When Your Sunny Day
Turns Cloudy
Thank Me, Baby Thank Me

(Reprise)
And When Youíre Burning Up
In Hellís Fire
Iíll Give You A Water Break
Iím Such A Liar
Thatís Me, Oh Arenít You Glad You Know Itís Me
Cause Baby Thatís Me, Oh Yes Thatís Me
Iím The Original Hottie, Thatís Me
Thank You



ďThat's Who I AmĒ (3:26)
Performed By Neko Case
Electric Guitar Ė T Bone Burnett
Keyboards Ė Keefus Green
Bass Ė David Piltch
Drums Ė Jay Bellerose

Iím A Whole Lotta Big Little Girl
And I Know What Men Like
Look Out Boys ĎCause Here Comes Anna
With Her Skirt Hiked Up High
When You Hold Me Tight
And Look Into My Eyes
I Can Sucker You Into Believing
All Of My Lies

Thatís Who I Am
One Thousand Percent Illusion
Thatís Who I Am
Gotcha Floatiní On A Cloud
Thatís Who I Am
Cookie-Cut For Your Loviní Reunion
I Want To Make Damn Sure You Know
What Youíre Getting Yourself Into Now

I Can Be As Nice As Pie
Whenever I Need To
Put My Hand In Your Front Pockets
And Tighten Up Your Screw
Make You Feel Like A Big Man
Walkiní With Your Barbie Doll
Put You Down When You Ainít Around
And Kick You When You Fall

Thatís Who I Am
One Thousand Percent Illusion
Thatís Who I Am
Gotcha Floatiní On A Cloud
Thatís Who I Am
Cookie-Cut For Your Loviní Reunion
I Want To Make Damn Sure You Know
What Youíre Getting Yourself Into Now

I Can Laugh At All Your Jokes
Particularly When Itís At You
Had Better And I Had Worse
But I Guess That Youíll Do
Donít Try To Boss Me Or Think I Really Care
ĎCause Thereís Hundreds Of Boys Waitiní, Waitiní For Me Out There

Thatís Who I Am
One Thousand Percent Illusion
Thatís Who I Am
Gotcha Floatiní On A Cloud
Thatís Who I Am
Cookie-Cut For Your Loviní Reunion
I Want To Make Damn Sure You Know
What Youíre Getting Yourself Into Now



"So Goddam Smart" (2:45)
Performed By Dave Alvin, Phil Alvin, Sheryl Crow
Slide Guitar Ė Andy York
Acoustic Guitar Ė Marc Ribot
Keyboards Ė Keefus Green
Drums Ė Jay Bellerose
Bass Ė David Piltch

Showed Up At The Wrong Time
Iíve Been Kept Outside
Never Could Get In At All
Even When I Tried
Now I Seen This Whole World Cryiní
Seven Days From The Start
Iím The Only Son Conceived Through Wisdom
And Thatís What Makes Me So Goddam Smart
So Goddam Smart

You Ainít Nothing But A Liar
I Hear Those Words That You Spew
You Are Unkind And Thoughtless
And Iím Ashamed Of The Things That You Call The Truth
But Look At Me With All Of This Beauty
And My Words Are Spoken From The Heart
Iím Strong And Getting Stronger
Thatís What Makes Me So Goddam Smart
So Goddam Smart

Oh Here We Are
From Dust To Eternity
And Here We Will Stay
Till The Truth Just Lets Us Be

So Goddam Smart
So Goddam Smart
You Better Keep Your Distance
My Old Ex-Best Friend
As We Lived And Died Brothers Forever
Our Best Wishes To You All Weíll Send
And Some Days Are Better Than Others
It Seems Our Actions Have Torn Us Apart
And The Moral Is To Try To Love One Another
Thatís What Makes Us So Goddam Smart
So Goddam Smart
So Goddam Smart



"Wrong, Wrong, Wrong About Me" (3:21)
Performed By Elvis Costello
Acoustic Guitar Ė Andy York
Electric Guitar Ė Marc Ribot
Keyboards Ė Keefus Green
Bass Ė David Piltch
Drums Ė Jay Bellerose

Well You Look Down Your Noses
When Anyone's Having Fun
I Guess You Can't Remember
What It's Like To Be Young
You Got No Fun-Lovin' Spirit Left In You At All
Just Two Young Lovers Here
Tryin' To Have A Ball
It's People Like You
Who Think That Heavenís The Place To Be
But Youíre Wrong, Wrong, Wrong, Wrong About Me

Well You've Lied To Your Children
About What's Good And Bad
And You Falsify The Truth
About All The Fun That You've Had
You Always Act So Goody-Goody
With Your "Thank You, Dear" And "Please"
But Youíre Wrong, Youíre Wrong, Youíre Wrong About Me

In Summation
Just To Bring This To A Close
I Bet You've Done Some Things Yourself
That Nobody's Supposed To Know
Don't Forget Who You're Talkin' To, Dear
Because Everything You Do I See
But Youíre Wrong, Youíre Wrong, Youíre Wrong About Me

Ten Commandments, Hell!
With Me, There's Only One
Each Individual Has The Right
The Fella Next To You Has None
Youíre Wrong, Youíre Wrong, Youíre Wrong About Me



"Brotherly Love" (2:31)
Performed By Ryan Bingham, Will Dailey
Electric Guitar Ė Marc Ribot, T Bone Burnett
Keyboards Ė Keefus Green
Bass Ė David Piltch
Drums Ė Jay Bellerose

Well I Donít Love My Brother
And He Donít Think Much Of Me
We Donít Like Each Other
And We Never Can Agree
If It Werenít For The Old Man
I Wouldn't Talk To You At All
We Have Hated Each Other
Ever Since We Could Crawl
Cain And Abel Ought To Be Our Names
If It Werenít For The Murdering Charge
I Would Put You In Your Grave

Iíd Beat You Like An Old Mule
And Leave You Like An Old Wet Sack
Spit In Your Face And Blacken Your Eyes
And Leave You On The River Bank
Let Them Crows Pick Your Bones
Let The Wolves Chew Off Your Head
Then Iíd Make You Dig Your Own Grave
Till Iím Sure That You Was Dead
Then I Would Be Whistling
All The Way Back Home
Then Iíd Say A Prayer
Thank God That I Wonít Have To See You No More

ĎScuse Me For Sayiní So
But I Prefer It This Way

With The Waggin Of Your Jaw
Day After Day

You Are Selfish And A Liar

You Are As Trustworthy As A Snake
A Match Not Made In Heaven
It Was Surely A Mistake
Itís Got To Be From Hell
And Not From Above
This Is What They Call
BrotherÖÖBrotherly Love



"How Many Days" (3:21)
Performed By Kris Kristofferson
Guitar Ė T Bone Burnett
Flange Guitar Ė Marc Ribot
Keyboards Ė Keefus Green
Bass Ė David Piltch
Drums Ė Jay Bellerose

How Many Days Can One Man Wonder
How Many Years Can One Man Carry On
If I Was Tough, Could My Fist Harness The Thunder
If I Was Stronger, Could I Roll These Days Along
How Many Days, How Many Days

How Much Time Can One Man Spend Trying
How Many Lies Could That One Man Tell
If I Was Smart, Why Would I Try To Tame The Lion
If It Meant I Lost Myself To Burn In Hell
How Many Days, How Many Days

If I Believed Thereís A Better World Waiting
Is That Belief Framed In Ignorance And Fear
Is Blind Faith Our Only Salvation
Or Is The Plain Truth Always Sittiní Right Here
How Many Days, How Many Days

How Many Days Can One Man Wonder
How Many Years Can One Man Carry On
How Many Days, How Many Days
How Many Days, How Many Days



"Home Again" (3:38)
Performed By Sheryl Crow, Dave Alvin, Phil Alvin, Taj Mahal
Acoustic Guitars Ė Andy York, Marc Ribot, T Bone Burnett
Keyboards Ė Keefus Green
Bass Ė David Piltch
Drums Ė Jay Bellerose

The Whole World Can Tell Youíre Sad
It Just Says So In Your Eyes
Sorry That You Feel So Bad
But I Think Youíll Be Alright
You Got Many Friends Here
To Be By Your Side
And Weíre All Here To Help You

Oh, Oh Home Again
Arenít You Glad To Be Home Again
Oh, Oh Home Again

Youíre Amongst Friends

Arenít You Glad To Be Home Again

The World Can Make You Weary And Mean
Just Take A Look Outside
Some Will Try To Buy Your Dreams
And Hide The Truth With Lies
When Good Fortune Comes Your Way
Thieves Will Stand Back And Scream
We Never Wanted You Here Anyway

Oh, Oh Home Again
Arenít You Glad To Be Home Again
Oh, Oh Home Again

Youíre Amongst Friends

Arenít You Glad To Be Home Again

Why Donít You Rest Here Awhile
Let Your Anxieties Subside
Maybe Walk Around The Town
You Donít Have To Speak
If Youíve Got Nothing Left To Say
And Weíll Try To Ease Your Pain
And Tomorrowís Another Day

Oh, Oh Home Again
Arenít You Glad To Be Home Again
Oh, Oh Home Again
Youíre Amongst Friends

Arenít You Glad To Be Home Again
Oh, Oh Home Again
Arenít You Glad To Be Home Again
Oh, Oh Home Again
Arenít You Glad To Be Home Again



"You Are Blind" (3:14)
Performed By Ryan Bingham
Acoustic Guitar Ė Andy York
Electric Guitar Ė Marc Ribot
Keyboards Ė Keefus Green
Bass Ė David Piltch
Drums Ė Jay Bellerose

She's Colorful And Crazy
You Think She's Broken Hearted
The Sadness Of The World
Is Where The Conversation Started
But You Want To Be With Her
'Cause You Think That You Can Save Her
But She Likes The Way She Is
And Says That's The Way God Made Her
But You Know That You Can't Love Her
With A Love That Lasts Forever
So You Hold Her So Closely
'Cause You Know That You Are Blind

She Takes You Many Places
So You Go There Together
The Rideís Always Stormy
You're Sure It Will Get Better
And She Touches You So Softly
Sometimes You Can Barely Feel Her
She Tells You She's Your Lover
But Your Mind, It Knows Better
And Just When You Want To Leave Her
She Brings You Into Her Body
And Your Head Goes To Spinnin'
And You Know That You Are Blind

So Maybe Tomorrow
She'll Be Gone Forever
It's Always Her Favor
If You'll Be Together
Itís Hard To Imagine
That She Is Only Human
But She's Really No Different
Than Any Other Woman
But You'd Carry Her Forever
No Matter What The Distance
Because You Believe Her
And You Know That You Are Blind



"Tear This Cabin Down" (5:28)
Performed By Taj Mahal
Electric Guitar Ė Marc Ribot
Keyboards Ė Keefus Green
Harp Ė Taj Mahal
Drums Ė Jay Bellerose
Bass Ė David Piltch
Background Vocals Ė Sheryl Crow, Dave Alvin, Phil Alvin

You Know People Might Just Say Anything
To Try And Save Their Skin
And The Bible Says We Must Stand Alone
ĎCause Weíre Damn Sure Gonna Sin
And Thereís Stories To Help Us Walk That Line
Commandments To Get Our Crowns
But If The Truth Was Knowed About Us All
Weíd Have To Tear That Cabin Down

Tear This Cabin Down
And Start All Over Again
Tear This Cabin Down
Only God Knows Where Weíve Been
Tear This Cabin Down
Thereís A Hell For Us All
Tear This Cabin Down

Well Cain Rose Up To Slay Abel
So They Ran Him Out Of Town
And Deep Down In Our Souls And Hearts
Old Cain Is Still Around
And He Likes To Tell Us Secrets
He Likes To Whisper In Our Ears
That If The People Knowed
All The Meanness Weíve Done
Theyíd Throw Us Outta Here
Theyíll Tear This Cabin Down

And Start All Over Again
Tear This Cabin Down
Only God Knows Where Weíve Been
Tear This Cabin Down
Thereís A Hell Somewhere For Us All
Tear This Cabin Down

So If You Want To Get Into Heaven
You Better Get Down On Your Knees
And Try To Be A Better Man
Than The One You Used To Be
And Donít Go Meddliní With Somebody Else
Itís Hard Telling What Youíll Find
And If The Truth Was Knowed About Us All
Weíd Have To Stay Here For All Time

Tear This Cabin Down
Oh Lord Let Me Be The Best That I Can Be

Tear This Cabin Down
Oh Lord, Let The Truth Be What I See

Tear This Cabin Down
Yeah Lord, There Must Be A Heaven For Us All

Tear This Cabin Down
Tear This Cabin Down
Tear This Cabin Down

Oh Lord Let Me Be The Best That I Can Be
Tear This Cabin Down

Oh Lord, Let The Truth Be What I See
Tear This Cabin Down

Yeah Lord, There Must Be A Heaven For Us All
Tear This Cabin Down
Tear This Cabin Down



"My Name Is Joe" (2:14)
Performed By Clyde Mulroney
Piano Ė Sophia Travis
Acoustic Guitar Ė Mike Wanchic

My Name Is Joe
And Iím Barely Ten Years Old
And I Sleep In The Back Of The Pontiac
Whenever Thereís Trouble

And I Can Do As I Please
ĎCause Iím The Runt Of The Family
And Andy And Jack Are Heroes
And Theyíre My Big Brothers

And My Name Is Joe
And I Know Wherever I Go
That My Big Brothers Will
Take Care Of Me

They Teach Me Lots Of Games
And Every Day Is Never The Same
Sometimes Iím Quarterback
Sometimes Iím On The Attack
In The Army

They Have Friends Around All The Time
And I Really Like To Spy
On Andy And Jack
Both Tryiní To Kiss Jenna

And My Name Is Joe
And I Know Wherever I Go
That My Big Brothers Will
Take Care Of Me
ĎCause Iím Part Of The Family



"Away From This World" (3:19)
Performed By Sheryl Crow
Acoustic Guitar Ė Andy York
Electric Guitar Ė Marc Ribot
Keyboards Ė Keefus Green
Bass Ė David Piltch
Drums Ė Jay Bellerose
There Is A Heaven Somewhere
Each Word Is Its Own Little Prayer
Where Our Souls Can Soar And Be Free
Away From This World

A Place Where Thereís No Earthly Pain
No Teardrops Being Cried In Vain
We Will All Be Children Again
Away From This World

So Here We Are
From Dust To Eternity
And Here We Will Stay
ĎTil The Truth Just Lets Us Be

Where Each Star We Can Reach Out And Touch
Thereís Peace Of Mind For Each One Of Us
Hope, Forgiveness, And Trust
Away From This World

There Is A Heaven Somewhere
Where Each Word Is Its Own Little Prayer
Where Our Souls Can Soar And Be Free
Away From This World
Away From This World
Away From This World



"You Donít Know Me" (4:18)
Performed By Rosanne Cash
Acoustic Guitar Ė Andy York
Electric Guitar Ė Marc Ribot
Keyboards Ė Keefus Green
Bass Ė David Piltch
Drums Ė Jay Bellerose

You Donít Know Me
You Can Only Say My Name
Pictures Of Me You Paint
I Cannot Say
Iím Only Joke Business To You
Some Sort Of Silly Fool
Fool That I Am
I Forgive You

Because I Love You
Because I Donít Know Where To Begin
To Say The Words
You Need Me To Say

You Donít Know Me
Not Like You Think That You Do
Iím Not Thinking Of Me
Iím Thinking Of You
So Just Let Me Say These Few Words
From The Very Pit Of My Heart
Troublesome Thing That We Are

You Know That I Love You
From The Moment I Laid Eyes On You
Canít We Find A New Place To Start?

You Donít Know Me
Thatís All I Have To Say
As My Understanding
Drifts Away

Because I Love You
Belly To Belly And Skin To Skin
My Heart Is Open Now
Wonít You Please Come In

You Donít Know Me
You Donít Know Me
You Donít Know Me
At All



"And Your Days Are Gone" (4:26)
Performed By Sheryl Crow, Dave Alvin, Phil Alvin
Electric Guitar Ė Marc Ribot, T Bone Burnett
Keyboards Ė Keefus Green
Bass Ė David Piltch
Drums Ė Jay Bellerose

Some People Give Up On The Money

Some People Give Up For The Pain

Some People Give Up For No Reason
Unable To Start Again
Then They Give Up For The Promise

On A Ticket That They Canít Sell

Then They Give Up On Each Other
Before The Truth Theyíll Tell

And Our Days Are Gone
And The Days Are Gone

You Can Give Up For Confusion
Too Afraid To Take Another Step

And All Your Dreams Come Crashing Down
For A Moment Youíd Like To Forget

And In That Tiny Moment
You Can Change The Course Of Time

Then Your Luck Runs Out

Up The Water Spout

Cut Down In Your Prime

And Our Days Are Gone
And Your Days Are Gone

In The Whispers Of Young Lovers
Who Cannot Organize Their Thoughts
That They For The First Time
The Sweet Sadness Of Loveís Been Bought

What Do You Do With Such A Thing
So Powerful So Frail

Holding Hands You Jump In The Water
A Story Only Dante Could Tell

And Our Days Are Gone
And Your Days Are Gone

Well Iím Sorry For What Has Happened

And I Guess That You Are Too

And Here We Are Lost And Forgotten
The Price We Pay For What We Do

But I Want You To Know That I Loved You Both
The Best Way That I Knew How

Some Bad Mistakes Our Soul Will Take
Donít Give Up On Us Now

And Our Days Are Gone

And Our Days Are Gone

And Our Days Are Gone

And Our Days Are Gone



"Jukiní" (2:18)
Performed By Sheryl Crow
Electric Guitar Ė Marc Ribot, T Bone Burnett
Keyboards Ė Keefus Green
Bass Ė David Piltch
Drums Ė Jay Bellerose

You Gotta Be A Little Drunk
And A Little Bit Crazy
If You Want To Go Jukin' With Me
I Can Be A Lady
Or A Snake In The Bedroom
I Can Be What You Want Me To Be
I Can Turn Off The Lights
With A Flip Of My Hip
I Can Kiss Your Lips Real Hard
I Can Drink You Under The Table
Leave You Weak Out In The Backyard

But Itíll Be Alright
When We Get It Tight
And We're Out There Jukin'

When You Drive And Drive With The Top Down
Then You Can't Drive No More
You Put Some Change Into The Jukebox
And Go Bare-Footin' Out On The Dance Floor
Make A Show Of Yourself
Let Them Know You're Alive
Until They 86 You Out The Door
Then You Get Back Out There On The Road
And You Go Jukin' Some More

But Itíll Be All Right
So Let's Get Tight
And Go Out Jukin'
But Itíll Be All Right
So Let's Get Tight
And Go Out Jukin'

You Gotta Be A Little Drunk
And A Little Bit Crazy
If You Want To Go Jukin' With Me
I Can Be A Lady
Or A Snake In The Bedroom
I Can Be What You Want Me To Be



"So Goddam Good" (3:04)
Performed By Phil Alvin, Dave Alvin, Sheryl Crow
Acoustic Guitar Ė Marc Ribot, T Bone Burnett
Keyboards Ė Keefus Green
Drums Ė Jay Bellerose
Bass Ė David Piltch
Clarinet Ė Ralph Carney

Go On And Do It
Do You Think That You Could?
Letís See You Get To It, If Youíre So Goddam Good

You Better Not Tempt Me
I Wouldnít Do That
Iíll Take You Up On It And Never Look Back

Please Donít Do This
Leave It Alone
Stop For My Sake, If Not For Your Own

I Donít Think You Can Do It
You Were Never For Real
Youíre As Gray As A HangoveróWhereís Those Nerves Of Steel?

You Want Me To Do It?
I Said That I Would
Shut Up Or Iíll Show You Whoís So Goddam Good

Stop While Thereís Time
Stop If You Care
This Wonít Prove A Thing
Thereís Death In The Air
Stop While Thereís Time
Stop While Weíre Free
If Not For Him
Then Do It For Me

Buddy, Youíre Ten Miles Past Stupid
Youíre An Acre Of Dumb
And Iím Country-Ass Tired Of Life Under Your Thumb

You Donít Have The Guts, You Wonít Never Do Itó

I Told Him I Wouldó

If You Mean What You Say, Then Brother, Get Down To It

óAnd Now Iíll Show Him Whoís So Goddam Good
Now Iíll Show You Whoís So Goddam Good



"What Kind Of Man Am I" (4:10)
Performed By Kris Kristofferson, Phil Alvin, Sheryl Crow, Dave Alvin, Taj Mahal
Acoustic Guitar Ė Andy York
Electric Guitar Ė Marc Ribot
Keyboards Ė Keefus Green
Bass Ė David Piltch
Drums Ė Jay Bellerose

My Words Donít Know The Truth
They Flutter As I Speak
The Sickness I Feel Under My Belt
Is The Disdain I Have For Me
And I Ask You To Stand Tall
But Itís Me Whoís Fallen Down
Iíd Like To Be A Better Man
But I Canít Find My Way Home Now

So What Kind Of Man Am I
Who Never Looked Up To See The Sky
And Every Word I Say
Has Come Back To Haunt Me Every Day
So Here I Stand Alone
Crippled On My Cane
The Coward Iíve Become
The Loser In The Game

These Eyes You See Are Masked
By A Thin Veneer Of Tears
And Who Would Have Known That Such A Small Task
Would Have Compromised All These Years
But A Liarís Guilt Is A Liarís Fate
And Man, Thatís Just The Facts
For Those Too Weak To Tell The Truth
Into Darkness You Will Be Cast

So What Kind Of Man Am I
Who Never Looked Up To See The Sky
And Every Word I Say
Has Come Back To Haunt Me Every Day
And Here I Stand Alone
Crippled On My Cane
The Coward Iíve Become
The Loser In The Game

So Dig Deep, You Little Bastard
Let The Truth Be Known

Angels Are Flying With You Tonight
Youíd Better Not Let Them Go

ĎCause If You Do Iíd Hate To Think
Of What Your Fate Could Be

So Speak Your Mind, Tell What You Know
And Set Your Family Free

What Kind Of Man Am I
Who Never Looked Up To See The Sky
And Every Word I Say
Has Come Back To Haunt Me Everyday

Speak Your Heart

So Here I Stand Alone
Crippled On My Cane
The Coward Iíve Become

Set Us Free

The Loser In The Game

Tell The Truth!



"Truth" (3:20)
Performed By John Mellencamp With Lily And Madeleine Jurkiewicz
Electric And Acoustic Guitar Ė Andy York
Keyboards Ė Troye Kinnett
Bass Ė Dave Roe
Drums And Percussion Ė Dane Clark
Background Vocals Ė Dane Clark, Troye Kinnett, Dave Roe, Andy York, Janas Hoyt Westcott, Merrie Sloan

When Grace Has Abandoned And Forgotten You
And You See Through Everything That You Thought Was True

And The Fruit Is Rotten And The Crops Have All Died

Thereís No Dream For You To Dream Anymore
And Youíve Been Knocking On Heavenís Door

But Thereís No Answer And You Receive No Reply

But You Can See With Those Eyes
And You Can Hear With Those Ears
And You Can Speak With That Tongue
The Truth Looks So Far Away
But Now Itís Clear

Double Talk, Liar Liar
The Truth Has Come To Set You On Fire
The Lie Is Well Spoke
But The Truth Is Well Hid

Say Hello, Hello To A New Beginning
Say Goodbye To What Now Is Ending
Your Pathway To Walk Down Is Very Clear

But You Can See With Those Eyes
And You Can Hear With Those Ears
And You Can Speak With That Tongue
The Truth Looks So Far Away
But Now Itís Clear

So Hooray, Hooray For Tomorrow
A Better Place To Forget All Your Sorrow
The Trumpets Are Blowing

And The Music Is Clear

But You Can See With Those Eyes
And You Can Hear With Those Ears
And You Can Speak With That Tongue
The Truth Looks So Far Away
But Now Itís Clear
You Can See With Those Eyes
And You Can Hear With Those Ears
And You Can Speak With That Tongue
The Truth Looks So Far Away
But Now Itís Clear

Dave Alvin appears courtesy of Yep Roc Records
Phil Alvin appears courtesy of Rainman Records
Ryan Bingham appears courtesy of Lost Highway Records
Neko Case appears courtesy of Anti Records
Rosanne Cash appears courtesy of Sony Legacy Records
Elvis Costello appears courtesy of Hear Music
Sheryl Crow appears courtesy of A&M Records
Taj Mahal appears courtesy of Columbia/Legacy Records

All songs written by John Mellencamp, Belmont Mall Publishing (ASCAP) except:

ďThatís MeĒ by John Mellencamp and Elvis Costello, Belmont Mall Publishing (ASCAP) / Universal Music - MGB Songs (ASCAP) / Universal Music Publishing MGB Ltd.

ďWrong, Wrong, Wrong About MeĒ by John Mellencamp, Andy York and Elvis Costello, Belmont Mall Publishing (ASCAP) / Duke Of York Music (BMI)/Bug Music Ltd. / Universal Music - MGB Songs (ASCAP) / Universal Music Publishing MGB Ltd.

ďSo Goddam GoodĒ by John Mellencamp, T Bone Burnett and Stephen King, Belmont Mall Publishing (ASCAP) / Henry Burnett Music (BMI), Administered by BMG Chrysalis / Stephen King Publishing Designee

 

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