Mark Ransom and The Mostest

Mark Ransom - "Man of my word" Lyrics

darbe's song
mark ransom - guitars and vocals
zack mondry - bass fiddle

I caught quite a line late last night and I thought maybe you could help me get it right,
yeah get it right. You know I like to get it right.

Everybody knows that the goin's slow when you're playing out your hand Its all around this tall-tale town I hear you're discardin' your man. Dealer won't you please deal her a new hand.

It's alright to ask for a little bit of forgiveness and its alright to want to know the truth. So if your mind should find your heart to be the witness this old world's gonna pull for you. This old world's gonna pull for you.

Now its alright if you don't like the songs I sing and It's alright if you want to open up your heart and let me in Oh baby you know I'm gonna grin
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I caught quite a line late last night and I thought maybe you could help me get it right yeah get it right You know I like to get it right.

Its all around this tall-tale town I hear you're still lovin' your man You've got a lot of friends. They're wishin' this game would end. They say you're winnin' when you can. Dealer won't you please deal her a new hand
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man of my word
mark ransom - guitar and vocals
zack mondry - bass fiddle
steve depattie - piano

Hop on a train to new York city. Leave the pine trees behind. Ain't never seen a mountain that looked like the city And I ain't never felt like I been wastin' time Now I know how things are supposed to be But people 'round here they don't seem to know a thing about me Stay true to what you love Spit in the face of death and Have a little faith in what your soul's made of Yeah you got to have got to have a little faith Yeah you got to have got to have a little faith Yeah you got to have got to have a little faith If I were a bird you know I'd fly, fly away Spread my wings out in the sun Make me a King and I will give to you my Kingdom Sure as I am a man of my word Now the streets are all full of pitty Brother can't you spare me just one dime? Paint it pretty in a picture so sweet Praise the artform and leave your troubles behind You got to leave your troubles behind chorus Hop on a train to new York city Breathe a little clean air one last time I'll get my break overlookin' my mistakes Look inside for some kind of cosmic sign, cosmic sign I've got to look inside for a sign Yeah look inside for a sign
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snooze
mark ransom - guitar and vocals
A glide to the alarm clock I detect a song and it's silent a scissor kick an armpit lift the clock still ticks ten more minutes.

I intend to just sleep in but I watch you push the button and I pull you in to dream one hundred years in minutes of ten. What song What song What song ruins my day today.

To fast to identify. Graceful enough to remember Smooth under the sheets and back to sleep. Back to sleep
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you girl
mark ransom - guitars and vocals
zack mondry - bass fiddle
peter sussman - drums

I had a funny little dream last night about me and you. Opened up the window to our future and the wind just blew: Cool, cool breeze, sunlight shinin' in on you Now if you take my hand we can get lost looking for the promise land Maybe even forget what we have to lose have to lose No I've never seen a love so true I've got a heart like a race car and every road is rolling me back to you girl Right back to you girl There for a while we were all candlesticks and smiles The habitual-ritual had it's day Say a prayer to sleep at night and one for the forelorn One that we might feel the light One for Magic to be born Chorus You say you want to change your world well you got to let it be With the help of God invite the stars to part your raging sea No I've never seen a love so true I've got a heart like a race car and every road is rolling me back to you girl Right back to you girl A couple of years have past and a couple of pages are torn Love story still intact and it looks like we know how to weather the storm chorus You say you want to change your world well you got to let it be With the help of God invite the stars to part your raging sea No, I've never seen a love so true I've got a heart like a race car and every road is rolling me back every road is rolling me back every road is rolling me back to you girl right back to you girl right back to you girl right back to you girl.
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be ok
mark ransom - vocals and guitar zack mondry - bass fiddle scott foxx - fiddle
Well I woke up this mornin' and I moved to Oregon They're commin' to see us we're movin' to Kansas I sat on the patio I heard you in stereo I drank tang till my toes turned numb You swam in the aquarium Now what's mine is her's and what's mine is her's I think it'll be OK and I think it'll be OK Now you saw me unglued We fed them fish food You drive the rent-a-car I'll be the Movie Star yeah, Movie Star chorus Now I saw you contort we'll hit every resort After we settle I'm gonna build you a temple I laughed at the complexity You went back to reality I waited patiently I pushed you ahead of me chorus

you wouldn't know
mark ransom - guitar and vocals
You wouldn't know if all of the world got high and forgot to say good-bye and all the times you cried everyone said OK alright You wouldn't know if the monkeys in the trees and the birds and the bees started singin' along with this silly old song you wouldn't know You gotta write a song C'mon tommy everyone knows it you're an ace in the hole so why don't you show it? everyone loves to hear you sing their songs Why don't you write one of your own? You gotta show your soul Sometimes its hard to find Sometimes the lines don't rhyme but everyone knows its platinum and gold Tommy you gotta show your soul Life is hard when you draw your last card no wild ones to be found And life is hard like the dirt in your back yard when you've fallen on the ground You wouldn't know if all of the world got high and forgot to say good-bye and all the times you lied everyone said OK alright You wouldn't know if the monkeys in the trees and the birds and the bees started singin' along with this silly old song you wouldn't know So c'mon Tommy don't take too long there's a whole world waitin' just to hear your song And maybe it ain't so plain to see but Tommy you're a lot like me chorus You wouldn't know if all of the world got high and forgot to say good-bye and all the times you cried everyone stood their by your side and all the times you lied everyone said OK alright no you wouldn't know
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generation angst situation
based on a short story by alan dietrich
mark ransom - guitar and vocals
Steve depattie - organ

Did you ever feel like they were lyin' to you when they assured you that all your dreams were gonna come true? Sunny you've got nothin' to lose I guess they didn't count on the times-a-changin' Didn't speak so loud about the socioeconomic rearrangement And now you're out of school Sweet sweet jenny's got a job from nine to five She's making sixty grand and sixty-one ain't enough to feel alive Something's missin' inside Bored by your experience I see you've got great benefits You're father would surely frown if you quit Sick of feeling full of bullshit You want a life like a pair if shoes that fit It just ain't got much soul in it It ain't got much soul I know this guy down at the daily grind He pours my coffee as he trys to muster up a smile I think he's always high He's almost thirty His ego turmoil Get a real job you glorified, overeducated counter-boy Why don't you get employed? chorus Did you ever feel like they were lying to you when they told you you could do whatever it was that you wanted to do? You're the exception to the rule They didn't count on the times-a-changin' Could not relate to the Generation Angst Situation And its all about you
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true love
mark ransom - guitars and vocals
zack mondry - bass fiddle

I saw an angel today at the Broken Heart Cafe She was just sitting in the corner She was thinkin' she was drinkin' a latte Pretty little angel have you come to undo what's been done? Are you here to fly away my fear? She said I'd have to wait somethin' 'bout fate Said she couldn't see us in the stars above I guess what I had just wasn't enough and what she hadn't was true love Admit defeat, don't repeat another blow to my ego Head West, do your best, free, easy Colorado And with a fire in her eye she gave me back my pride I'm a new man livin' in a new land got a pretty little new angel by my side And just like a curse well it felt so rehearsed I watched the fire in her eyes subside She could not hide the one she thought of no In another man she'd found true love
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soapbox queen
mark ransom - guitar and vocals
I remember when I met you Your eyes were true and your heart was full of pride Your chips were up your cards down on the table You had the whole world on your side You had a few friends You had two friends Then you had one And for all the riches in this world baby I just don't know how burnin' bridges could be so much fun You're the queen of the soapbox scene You've got a smile second to none And you've had a hard life But you'd make a nice wife if you hadn't already snubbed everyone Ask me a favor I don't think I'll oblige You wore out your welcome long before you arrived Now you've got a reputation Human relations ain't your cup of tea And your words sweet as honey they don't hide your jealousy Well you talk real nice You're even polite until you get what you need But then you turn your back and to finish the act you sting me like a bee
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rellabye soapbox queen true love generation angst situation you wouldnt know be ok you girl man of my word darbes song snooze