7th and Beale
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Gilbert Sanchez and Stanfield Major

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Freight Train Blues

 

Gonna buy a freight train

Gotta have a freight train

Cause it’ll take a freight train

To haul these blues away

 

I was up in Memphis

When I lost her lovin’

Lord my heart was heavy

When I left that town

 

I went down to Natchez

I sat by the river

But none of them old barges

Could ever take me home

 

Gonna buy a freight train

Gotta have a freight train

Cause it’ll take a freight train

To haul these blues away

 

Looked for her on Monday

Couldn’t find her Wednesday

Gave up on her on Sunday

Cause the sky was so gray

  

I took a freight train

‘cross the state of Texas

only thing I learned

was I am all alone.

 

Gonna buy a freight train

Gotta have a freight train

Cause it’ll take a freight train

To haul these blues away

 

7th and Beale
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Gilbert Sanchez and Stanfield Major

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Our Little Shangri La

 

Seductive city lights were once all we could see

from our high-rise apartment under lock and key

and so we started searching, sure that there was more,

till we found the haven we'd been searching for.

 

IN OUR LITTLE SHANGRI LA

HERE BESIDE THE MACKINAW

WE GIVE THANKS FOR THE DAY WE SAW

OUR LITTLE SHANGRI LA

 

We've got our little house between two maple trees

where we can sit and listen to the evening breeze

and watchin' constellations as they promenade

leaves us feelin' happy with this life we made.

 

IN OUR LITTLE SHANGRI LA

HERE BESIDE THE MACKINAW

WE GIVE THANKS FOR THE DAY WE SAW

OUR LITTLE SHANGRI LA

 

The moon is high,

the wind is still,

across the river

there's a whippoorwill.

 

Repeat Chorus

 

7th and Beale
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Gilbert Sanchez and Stanfield Major

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Heart of Stone

 

V1

My soul was once an open book

My heart an open door

But further down life’s rocky road

I wasn’t open… anymore.

 

V2

Lyin’ eyes and worthless words

Made me need to be alone

My soul went on the shelf

My heart…

My heart turned into stone.

 

Chorus:

Heart of stone, heart of stone,

I had a heart of stone

Till I felt your loving arms

Melt my heart of stone

 

V3

Your love came like a gentle sun

To pour its light on me

I saw hope and happiness

Where darkness used to be.

 

V4

You looked at me with lovin’ eyes

Gave my soul a brand new start

I felt the feeling flow…

Flow…

Into my stony heart.

 

(Chorus)

 

(Chorus)

 

7th and Beale
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Gilbert Sanchez and Stanfield Major

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My Amigo

 

The fields were white where spring beauties bloomed

When we met at winter's green enchanted end.

My amigo, my amigo, my dear friend.

 

I fear our talking chased away the summer moon.

Why did the conversations have to end?

My amigo, my amigo, my dear friend?

 

I was called to go

you were meant to stay

letters went unanswered

black hair bled to gray

 

Autumn leaves are the tears of a dying season.

Will you and I ever meet again?

My amigo, my amigo, my dear friend.

 

I was called to go

you were meant to stay

letters went unanswered

black hair bled to gray

 

Autumn leaves are the tears of a dying season.

Will you and I ever meet again?

My amigo, my amigo, my dear friend.

 

My amigo, my amigo, my dear friend.

 

7th and Beale
2011-04-08
Stanfield Major - Lyrics. Gilbert Sanchez - Music, Vocals, Guitar, Bass. John Lindsey - Mixing board.

Lyrics

                        Our Little House Of Love

 The landlord's at the door

askin' for his rent;

just got paid on Friday

don't know where the money went.

No, our lives aren't often easy

we do the best we can

and it works out somehow

cause we both understand...

 

we may not have a lot

but we'll always have enough

when we lay our bodies down

in OUR LITTLE HOUSE OF LOVE.

 

OUR LITTLE HOUSE OF LOVE

OUR LITTLE HOUSE OF LOVE

THERE'S SHELTER FROM THE STORM

IN OUR LITTLE HOUSE OF LOVE

 

Now we're both sick and tired

of workin' overtime

but it's the only way

we can manage to survive.

And in this rough and tumble world

sometimes my pride gets bruised

and I know that there are days

when you feel you're being used.

 

But even though we fight

push never comes to shove

cause we know where the comfort is

in OUR LITTLE HOUSE OF LOVE.

 

            It isn't made of wood;

            no one can burn it down.

            We hold it in our hearts

            we carry it around.

 

(Chorus)

7th and Beale
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Gilbert Sanchez and Stanfield Major

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It’s Better to Bend

 

Once saw a rosebush blown flat in a gale

and I was convinced that the wind would prevail

but when that storm died it stood straight again

I guess it’s better to bend.

 

I played the tough guy defending my pride

but all I got was your angry goodbye

I broke like an oak that’s resisting the wind

I guess it’s better to bend.

 

When I was young I wore armor

and thought I had to win

but now my heart’s broken

the light’s shining in.

 

I played the tough guy defending my pride

but all I got was your angry goodbye

I broke like an oak that’s resisting the wind

I’ve learned it’s better to bend.

I’ve fin’lly learned it’s better to bend.

 

7th and Beale
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Gilbert Sanchez and Stanfield Major

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Waiting For the Rain

 

All she wore was moonlight

and flowers in her hair;

I don't remember how it happened

but I was sure glad I was there.

 

Water whispered close beside us

until the moon was on the wane.

She spoke into my mouth,

"I'M WAITING FOR THE RAIN,

I'M WAITING FOR THE RAIN".

 

And then just like the fickle moon

without a word she slipped away

and with an empty aching heart

I tried to face the day.

 

But like a sweet dream I remember

long after sleep has gone

from April until December

her memory's lingered on.

 

I walked every street I saw

but I searched in vain;

never found the girl who said,

"I'M WAITING FOR THE RAIN".

 

Now I'm just starin' out my window

at the crazy dancin' trees

trying to find some place to put

these heavy memories.

 

People pass my doorway

but I don't bother to explain.

I just say, "I'm sitting here

WAITING FOR THE RAIN.

I'M WAITING FOR THE RAIN".

 

7th and Beale
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Stanfield Major - Lyrics. Gilbert Sanchez - Music, Vocals, Guitars, Bass. John Lindsey - Drums, Mixing Board

Lyrics

That Final Goodbye

V1

I spent the whole weekend packin’ your stuff

Used my pickup to haul it across town

You said, “Darlin’, this is forever.”

I should have known that you would let me down

 

V2

It took three weeks you came knockin’

Said you’d been talkin to all of your friends

They said “Girl, that man is a treasure.”

You decided to come back again.

 

Chorus:

You move out, you move in, you don’t care if I cry

I just wish you’d find that final goodbye

You move out, you move in, I gotta wonder why

You can’t seem to find that final goodbye

 

V3

We spent the whole weekend tanglin’ up the sheets

Makin’ believe our love was real

Come Monday, cold as December,

And cold is what you said I made you feel.

 

Chorus 2:

You move in, you move out, you don’t care if I cry

I just wish you’d find that final goodbye

You move out, you move in, I gotta wonder why

You can’t seem to find that final goodbye

 

Bridge:

Okay, I’m a fool

but I do it for love

And love is one emotion

we’re all guilty of

 

Chorus 3:

You move in, you move out, I gotta wonder why

You can’t seem to find that final goodbye

You move out, you move in, you don’t care if I cry

You can’t seem to find that final goodbye

 

Tag:

God in heaven help her find that final goodbye.

 

7th and Beale
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Gilbert Sanchez and Stanfield Major

Lyrics

Would I Tell A Lie?

 

Ball the jack,

stay on the track,

strike your matches on the back;

Fu Manchu wants to dissect you

but Uncle Sam wants to protect you, if you

toe the line,

say all is fine,

buy someone a valentine.

 

GO BACK TO YOUR TV

STOP GAZING AT THE SKY

YOU’VE STILL GOT YOUR FREEDOM

NOW WOULD I TELL A LIE?

 

Pass the buck,

learn how to duck,

keep on truckin' through the muck;

don't let swarms of drones alarm you

cause Uncle Sam would never harm you, if you

pay him well,

learn how to spell,

buy a stone for those who fell.

 

(CHORUS)

 

7th and Beale
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Stanfield Major - Lyrics. Gilbert Sanchez - Music, Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards. John lindsey - Drums, Mixing board.

Lyrics

The Hardest Thing

 

You and I were fighting and it got out of hand

the stress and angry words were more than I could stand

But I walked away let the light shine through

Sometimes doing nothin’ is the hardest thing to do

 

I need to take some time off let the world go by

Find myself a rowboat stare into the sky

Get down on my knees smell a rose or two

sometimes doing nothin’ is the hardest thing to do

 

The hardest thing to do sometimes

Is simply keep your faith

Let the whirlpool settle down

Till you can see things straight

Calm those frantic voices

calling out to you

Sometimes doing nothin’

is the hardest thing to do

 

Some times doing nothin’ is the hardest thing to do.

 

7th and Beale
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Gilbert Sanchez and Stanfield Major

Lyrics

We Think We’re Different

 

We think we’re different

As we take our turns

On this turning

ball of clay

We think we’re special

As the turning takes us

Through the night

Into the day

 

We think that no one

Has ever felt

That unique snowflake

As it melt

Into our palms,

forever gone,

Well, we were right,

And we were wrong.

 

We think that no one else

Has ever known

just how lonely

life can be

We think that no one

Ever hurt so bad

As we spin

In our misery.

 

We think that no one

Has ever felt

That unique snowflake

As it melt

Into our palms,

forever gone,

Well, we were right,

And we were wrong.

 

Bridge:

We could be wearin’

Someone else’s worn out shoes

Assumin’ they have shoes at all

We could be livin’

In a thrown up shack

With pallets and cardboard for a wall

 

We think we’re different

As we take our turns

On this turning

ball of clay

We think we’re special

As the turning takes us

Through the night

Into the day

 

7th and Beale
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Gilbert Sanchez and Stanfield Major

Lyrics

Midnight

 

Midnight lies

Are so easy to tell

Soft moonlight

Hides the truth so well

 

Romantic shadows

Obscured her eyes

Took me a long time

To see Midnight’s lies

 

She said her name was Midnight

And I believed every word

Found out the truth was different

That’s the least of what I heard.

 

Midnight’s lies

Scattered ‘cross the floor

Took me farther

Than I’d ever been before.

 

Romantic shadows

they took me in

but now I know

where Midnight has been

 

She said her name was Midnight

And I believed every word

Found out the truth was different

That’s the least of what I heard.

 

She said her name was Midnight

And I believed every word

Found out the truth was different

That’s the least of what I heard.

 

7th and Beale
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Gilbert Sanchez and Stanfield Major

Lyrics

The Rock Will Still Remain

 

Chorus:

IT'S THE ROCK THAT WILL REMAIN.

THE ROCK WILL STILL REMAIN.

AFTER YOU AND I ARE DEAD AND GONE

THE ROCK WILL STILL REMAIN

 

The Etruscans were in Memphis

on that strange and stormy day;

a woman called from the parapet

but her words were blown away.

 

I was standin' on the riverbank

when that woman's words flew by;

I couldn't catch a thing she said

but it made me want to cry.

 

The changes came the changes went

as I watched the river flow;

it was a hard hard lesson for me to learn

but now at last I know...

 

Chorus

 

So many promises

a million grains of sand.

It only took a breeze

to blow them from your hand.

Now you come to me

twisted in your pain

and all that I can say...

 

CHORUS

 

7th and Beale
Gilbert Sanchez and Stanfield Major

Lyrics

                   Rockin' In the UFOs

 

Thought the sky looked kinda strange tonight;

now I can't see nothin' in this bright blue light.

Through loud guitars and poundin' drums

this big green dude says the time has come...

 

FOR ROCKIN' IN THE UFOs

ROCKIN' IN THE UFOs

THEY'RE FLYING DOWN

TO CATCH THE SHOW

WE'RE ROCKIN' IN THE UFOs

 

They dig the music we've been sending out

like Johnny B Goode and Twist And Shout.

Couldn't take Glenn Miller and the big band sound

but Rock&Roll makes 'em wanna come down.

 

WE'RE ROCKIN' IN THE UFOs

ROCKIN' IN THE UFOs

THEY'RE FLYING DOWN

TO CATCH THE SHOW

WE'RE ROCKIN' IN THE UFOs

 

          Wanna meet McCartney

          they'd rather meet the Stones;

          met Little Richard

          felt right at home;

          wanna meet Chuck Berry

          he's one rockin' cat;

          dyin’ to meet Elvis

          but it's too late for that.

 

(CHORUS)

7th and Beale
Gilbert Sanchez and Stanfield Major

Lyrics

                   Hey! Little Kitty

 

You stood so close I could feel the heat.

One little look and I caught a spark.

Now why was I so surprised?

Don’t a little kitty make a big dog bark?

 

          Bow wow, Little Kitty, bow wow!

          Hey Little Kitty, bow wow!

          You’re really sittin’ pretty

          ‘cause you got me howlin’ now.

 

My heart’s on fire when you squeeze me tight.

I grow weak every time you smile.

Soon you’ll have me barkin’ up a tree

Don’t a little kitty make a dog go wild?

 

          Bow wow, Little Kitty, bow wow!

          Hey Little Kitty, bow wow!

          You’re really sittin’ pretty

          ‘cause you got me howlin’ now.

7th and Beale
Gilbert Sanchez and Stanfield Major

Lyrics

                        Permanent Strangers

 

I saw your face

in a bus station

at four in the morning

between here and there --

a couple of glances

but nothing was spoken

and I left for Milwaukee

as if I didn't care.

 

I GUESS WE'LL JUST HAVE TO BE

PERMANENT STRANGERS

AND I'LL HAVE TO GO

                                    ON WITH MY LIFE

BUT I WAS HOPIN'

WE COULD BE LOVERS.

I HAD A DREAM

THAT YOU'D BE MY WIFE.

 

Funny the tricks

your heart can play on your mind

when it gives you a moment

that's hard to forget.

You meet someone's eyes

and feel your deep hunger

and the days that come after

have the taste of regret.

 

(Chorus)

 

            A word or a gesture

            a sign from the heart

            was all it would have taken

            for something to start.  But...

 

(Chorus)

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