Who is Ann?

Drive”
By Terri Hendrix


The windmill turns into a story

Spins a tale of days gone by

The fields roll on into the sunset

A harvest moon is on the rise 

Miles down a two-lane highway

Crops of corn stand in a row 

The stars saw us in all our glory

Just off this county road 

 

Its a long lonesome 

Drive without you 

Its a long lonesome 

Drive without you 

 

A metal sign swings in the wind

Its on a dancehall long since closed 

Boards on windows of the building 

Lock the secrets that it holds 

Your fingers run straight through my mind 

On the backroads of the South 

Your car seats and the sound of pearl snaps 

The salty sweet of your mouth 

 

Its a long lonesome 

Drive without you 

Its a long lonesome 

Drive without you

 

 

Happy”
By Terri Hendrix

 

Why cant everybody be happy happy?

Why cant everybody get along?

Why cant everybody be happy happy?

Take a little time to enjoy the sweet song

 

They say were racially divided 

They say we're undecided 

They say they speak for the people

We the people gotta speak louder 

than the Ugh

 

Everybody could be happy happy

Why cant everybody get along?

Why cant everybody be happy happy?

Take a little time to enjoy the sweet song 

And you know what

Ratings go up

Happy Happy Happy

 

Why cant everybody be happy happy?

Why cant everybody get along?

Why cant everybody be happy happy?

Take a little time to enjoy the sweet song

 

How can they speak for main street

Looking at the world 

Through the window of a limousine

I say theyd know us better

If they didn't pick a side

And just sat together … now 

 

Everybody could be happy happy

Why cant everybody get along?

Why cant everybody be happy happy?

Take a little time to enjoy the sweet song 

Ratings go up

And you know what

Ratings go up 

Happy Happy Happy

 

Whats up with the race hate White King

Whats up with no accountability 

What happened to modern day civility 

Ill shut up and dribble and nibble on a fingernail

 

We the people gotta speak louder than the we the people gotta speak louder than the … people lead the leaders follow Move Your Body

When youre feeling bad 

When youre feeling blue

When you need to get back up

All you gotta do is move 

I say now 

 

 

Move Your Body”
By Terri Hendrix/Lloyd Maines/Pat Manske


Move your body! Dance!

Move your body itll be allright 

You gotta move your body to grab the light

Yeah

 

When youre stuck in bed

With the covers pulled over your head 

If youre gonna survive 

Youre gonna have to jump 

To find your jive 

I say 

Move your body

Move your body! Dance! 

Move your body itll be allright 

You gotta move your body to grab the light

 

Now move your body till your body burns 

Move your body till your joy returns 

Move your body 

Throw your hands in the air 

Then you give it away 

Give it away 

Give it away Yeah

 

Move your body

Move your body! Dance! 

Move your body itll be allright 

You gotta move your body to grab the light

Yeah 

 

Move your body to the mighty drum

Shake it till you make it 

Till the daylight comes 

Move your body 

Throw your hands in the air 

Then you give it away 

Give it away 

Give it away 

You know you gotta

 

Move your body   DANCE

Move your body itll be allright 

You gotta move your body 

To get your groove tonight 

 

Move your body

Move your body   DANCE

Move your body itll be allright 

You gotta move your body to grab the light

 

 

 

Woman”
By Terri Hendrix


Beautiful confident lithe 

You move like a tiger 

Your integrity

Your honesty

Your soul

Your heart 

Your courage

Your strength

Your grace 

 

I look at you and I wonder

What would it be like

To have so much courage 

That you never doubted your convictions

You just stood up

Wild and fearless

With arms outstretched 

Chin forward 

Leaning into the wind

With a voice louder than the horizon

Tell me

Tell me 

I need the answer 

I want to wake up

And see who you see

When you look in the mirror 

Are you beautiful confident lithe 

Do you move like a tiger 

Life I want to live it 

Life I want to live it 

I want to wake up

Tomorrow

And rise up into the sun

And reach up through the trees

And fly 

Grieve
By Terri Hendrix


Im still here 

In the dark 

Oh, Im still here 

In the dark 

 

Tell me where to go from here

Tell me how to plan for tomorrow

Tell me how to do the things I must

In spite of all the sorrow 

 

Cause time is moving on

Friends are moving on

Family is moving on 

 

And Im here … 

Im here … 

Im here … 

Im here … 

 

And Im …

Still here 

In my heart 

Oh, so sad 

In my heart

 

Ahhh … I took it the river 

When the river ran dry

I still had hope

 

I turned my back

But not my heart 

Shut my eyes 

To see your face 

 

Did you know 

Did you know 

That Im here … 

Im here … 

 

And I

Still here 

In the dark 

 

Time is movin on 

Friends are movin 

Family is movin on 

And Im here 

Talk to a Human

"Talk to a Human”

By Terri Hendrix/Lloyd Maines

Talk to a human 

Give a dog a bone 

Press one two three 

Pound key at the tone 

Drive by satellite 

To get home 

Blame retrograde 

And sleep alone 

Alone 

Alone online 

Looking for some water 

Or a sign … of life

Press star one nine 

Please hold 

To reach mankind

 

Messenger to Mercury

Messenger to Mercury

I want to talk to a human 

 

Talk to a human 

Only if it pays 

Its dog eat dog 

On the race to space 

Download 

Update 

Phone to face 

The big machine 

Knows our place 

In line 

Alone in line

Were Bumper to bumper 

In the daily grind 

They troll 

The rabbit-hole 

Please hold

To keep your soul 

 

Messenger to Mercury

Messenger to Mercury … 

I want to talk to a human 

Messenger to Mercury

Where is my humanity 

Messenger to Mercury

Where is my humanity 

 

Talk to a human

How they gonna hear

Im invisible to them 

Let me be clear

Its about the money

Honey aint about you 

Unplug the yellow 

Try the blue 

Alright 

Im back online 

Looking for somebody

Or a sign 

Of life

Press star one nine

Please hold to reach mankind 

Please hold to reach mankind 

Please hold me 

Please hold me 

Please hold to reach mankind 

Please hold to reach mankind 

Please hold me 

I want to talk to a human 

 

Mi Madre
By Terri Hendrix


When I was a kid my hair couldn't be tamed

I had double As that wouldn't be trained

One went east the other west 

I had to lift my arms just to see my chest 

I knew all the names of the supermodels 

By the time that I turned 13

I wanted to be skinny 

But curvy like the girls 

In my mothers Glamour Magazines 

 

Ai yi yi yi yi erra justo como mi madre 

Ai yi yi yi erra justo como mi madre 

 

Eggs and chorizo fryin’ in a pan 

Poppin’ like the belt 

In my mi madres hand

My house my rules is what she said 

I moved out but she stayed in my head 

Good enough – aint ever gonna be it 

Pretty enough – aint ever gonna see it 

Looking in the mirror who do I see

Mi Madre cantando estoy aqui para ti 

(My mother singing Im here for you) 

 

Ai yi yi yi yi erra justo como mi madre 

Ai yi yi yi erra justo como mi madre 

 

Justo como mi madre (Just like my mother)

Escondo botellas de vino (I hide wine bottles)

Justo como mi madre (Just like my mother)

Yo bebo demasiado (I drink too much)

Justo como mi madre (Just like my mother)

Siempre a dieta (Im always on a diet)

Poco 

Loco 

En la cabeza (A little crazy in the head)

Justo como mi madre (Just like my mother)

Mi fuerza (my strength)

Mi esperanza (my hope) 

Justo como mi madre (Just like my mother)

En corazon y alma (my heart my soul)

Justo como mi madre (Just like my mother)

Bueno y lo malo (the good and bad)

Justo como mi madre 

Mucho mucho mucho 

 

Ai yi yi yi yi erra justo como mi madre 

Ai yi yi yi erra justo como mi madre 

 

Amo a mi madre (I love my mom) 

Quero a mi madre (I want my mother)

Como mi madre

Suckin on my tic tacs

Vino en aliento (wine on breath)

Like dust on the knic-knacks 

Como mi madre 

Aqui para ti

Enough about you 

Lets talk about me 

 

Estare  

Erra justo como mi madre 

Estare  

Erra justo como mi madre 

 
Choice” 
By Terri Hendrix


Im younger than my mothers bible 

Old enough to seek revival 

Mortality gets to haunting me 

The end zone is closing in 

What might have been has gone 

Im tough enough in my own skin

To just move on

 

Freedom, is just a choice away 

Freedom, is a just a choice away

 

Im too young to retire

Too old to get hired

Found my crazy

Lost my mind

In the valley of the daily grind

Father son holy ghost

Its clarity I miss the most 

My head plays tricks on me sometime 

 

Freedom, is just a choice away 

Freedom, is a just a choice away  

 

Now the younger me is running free

And the older me is here

Wondering if the best of me 

Got swallowed by the years

If it did dont tell me

Leave me where I am 

It took a leap of faith 

For me to land 

 

Freedom, is just a choice away

Freedom, is just a choice away

 

 

Dogging Me” 
Verses by Terri Hendrix; Chorus by Sonny Terry/Brownie McGhee

 

Baby you keep on doggin me 

Ease on up and let me be

Don't you cut me down in front of my friends

Then crawl in bed and try to make amends 


Chorus (by Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee)

You keep on dogging me, Keep on dogging me 

You keep on dogging me, Keep on dogging me

You keep on doggin’ till the blues come around 

 

You got my soul, You got my heart

So baby don't you pick me apart 

You gotta gag your nag, Have a little fun 

Little things make you come undone

Come undone

Come undone

 

Beat my head like a bongo drum

If you want a ride baby use your thumb

Its in my head thats what you say

Then you bust my chops and you walk away

Walk away

 

I want to tempt you with my lips 

Feel your body with my fingertips 

Make you moan flip your switch

But all you wanna to do is … 

 

Worthy” 
By Terri Hendrix/Lloyd Maines


Mandie from Allsups

With a hairdo gone wrong

Loves chicken chimichangas

And old country songs 

She used to teach high school 

Now she just drives around 

In her ol’ Chevy side step

She picks me up when Im down

 

Make me worthy

Of the love of my friends

Cause when Im with them

Im all right …

Make me worthy

Of the love of my friends

Cause when Im with them

Im all right

Im all right … 

 

We float down the river 

When life goes upstream

We roll dice and play cards 

Drink wine and share dreams 

It took a long time 

To grow old friends like mine 

They circle the wagons

When I need peace of mind

 

We make the colors

Inside of the wheel 

The labyrinth we walk

Reminds us whats real

Were the enneagram

The Yin and the Yang 

In good times and bad 

Theyre the ones who remain 

 

When all of my days

In this world are done 

I'm gonna jump on a rocket 

And meet you in the sun

We'll roll round the moon

Poke holes in the dark

So those that we love 

Might see us in the stars 

 

Make me worthy

Of the love of my friends

Cause when Im with them

Its all right …

Make me worthy

Of the love of my friends

Cause when Im with them

Im all right

Its all right 

Im all right

WASP”
By Terri Hendrix


She left her family on the farm

Quit her job and sold her charms

Traded in the life she knew 

To fly those planes in WW2

She flew to serve her country

And shed make history 

With the Women Airforce Service Pilots 

Known as WASP 

It was zoot suits parachutes 

Landing gear and tires 

Good ol’ boys made the noise 

Fly girls put out the fires 

 

Watch them fly

High above the mountains

Watch them fly

From sea to shining sea

Lift them up 

Theyre the WASP

They fly on silver wings 

Watch’ em fly 

 

They tested planes and ferried them 

For men in WW2 

They flew 60 million miles 

And did every job a man could do 

The WASP 

Flew without compromise 

With ice on their wings 

And  dust in their eyes 

They trained in Sweetwater Texas 

At Avenger field 

Cars lined highway 80 

To see them lift their wheels 

 

Watch’ em fly

High above the mountains

Watch them fly

From sea to shining sea

Lift them up 

Theyre the WASP

They fly on silver wings 

Watch’ em fly 

 

Nancy Love 

And Jackie Cochran 

Pinned those wings

And led the song 

Buckle down Fifinella 

Sing it loud

And prove’ em wrong 

Put a flag on her casket

Let the truth be known 

Put medals on her jacket 

Its time to bring the flygirls home

It was zoot suits parachutes 

Landing gear and tires 

Good ol’ boys made the noise 

Fly girls put out the fires 

 

Watch’ em fly

High above the mountains

Watch them fly

From sea to shining sea

Lift them up 

Theyre the WASP

They fly on silver wings 

Watch’ em fly 


I Hear Your Song"
By Terri Hendrix

I hear your song

I listen to the melody

You bring hope to me 

Your voice takes me away

The words you sing

Always carry me home 

To the place we call our own 

I hear your song 

 

Sometimes this world

Isnt meant for you or me

We see things we cant unsee 

We feel more than we should 

I hear your song 

Though you hide the lesser known 

The ones that cut to the bone 

I hear your song 

 

I would pull the heavens down 

To help the angels reach the ground

Theyd return 

All youve lost back to you

 

Ill be your voice 

When you have no words to say

When you can't drive away 

Ill take the wheel

Ill come along

When you need me to 

Your days alone are through 

I hear your song 

 

I would pull the heavens down 

To help the angels reach the ground

Theyd return 

All youve lost back to you 

 

I hear your song 

I listen to the melody 

You bring hope to me 

I hear your song 

The words you  sing

Always carry me home 

To the place we call our own 

I hear your song 

The Slaughterhouse Sessions

The News”
By Terri Hendrix


Take me back

To my home

Im on my own

In the great unknown

I still find gold

In the sun

Truth be told

Im the lucky one

 

So take your news

Take your bad news away

Take your news

Take your bad news away

 

I love the sound

Of the night

I got peace of mind

In the dark

I still find joy

Day by day

In things I do

In words I say                                                  

 

So take your news

Take your bad news away

Take your news

Take your bad news away

 

The headlines shout

The TV cries

Bad news sells

And the good news dies

Simple things

Keep the world at bay

So words you say

Don't hurt me

 

Take your news

Take your bad news away

Take your news

Take your bad news away

 

Bury the Devil”

By Terri Hendrix/Lloyd Maines

Gonna dig a hole

Gonna dig a hole

Gonna dig a hole

Put the devil in it

Put the devil in it                                                                        

 

There was a mighty poet

Who had a love for the devine

He went by Hafiz he lived for peace

Open up your mind to the words he left behind

He was a gift to mankind if you look into the rhyme

Where bombs hit the kids

And the kids get guns

And the mothers cry

And the cities die

And the flags fly high

By the target on the tongue

Of a pilot on a run for God

 

Gonna dig a hole

Gonna dig a hole

Gonna dig a hole

Put the devil in it

Put the devil in it

 

In a big town tiny town

Someday soon

The man in the moon

Gonna go and get the goon

That deals drugs to the fools

That sell it in the schools

Kids tap into a vein to forget the pain

They feel good till blame takes aim and the shame

Will make their soul crave to dig their own grave

And the mothers cry and the citys die

Theres a war outside and a war inside

Protect them

Can I get an amen

 

Gonna dig a hole

Gonna dig a hole

Gonna dig a hole

Put the devil in it

Put the devil in it

 

From the East to the West

Its all about the money

It aint about God

If its all about the honey                              

Sing the songs unsung

For the old and the young

Protect them

Can I get an amen

 

Gonna dig a hole

Gonna dig a hole

Gonna dig a hole

Put the devil in it

Put the devil in it

 

"Trouble Is on Your Mind”
By Terri Hendrix/Lloyd Maines

 

The river is rising

The well is running dry

The river is rising

The well is running dry

You brought the mountain to you

Now that mountain you must climb

Trouble oh trouble

Is on your mind

 

You reached for the spirits

Youre tangled in their vines

You reached for the spirits

Youre tangled in their vines

You brought the mountain to you

Now that mountain you must climb

Trouble oh trouble

Is on your mind

 

With mercy and courage

Youll make it through hard times

With mercy and courage

Youll make it through hard times

You brought the mountain to you

Now that mountain you must climb

Trouble oh trouble

Is on your mind

 

The river is rising

The well is running dry

The river is rising

The well is running dry

You brought the mountain to you

Now that mountain you must climb

Trouble oh trouble

Is on your mind

  

Call You to the Carpet”
By Terri Hendrix/Lloyd Maines


Im gonna call you to the carpet and sweep up all your lies

Im gonna call you to the carpet and sweep up all your lies

Ill hang you upside down till the truth rolls out your eyes

 

Karmas gonna catch you

Take you to the dungeon

Bring the dragon to you

Turn the heat on high

Flames are gonna lick you

Smoke is gonna choke you

When they ask about you

Gonna say you fried

 

You can try and hide it

Go on and deny it

Im gonna lose my pride  

If I let you slide

When I find out

All your secrets

The truth is gonna ring

Up above the harvest

Gonna come the reckoning

 

Im gonna call you to the carpet and sweep up all your lies

Im gonna call you to the carpet and sweep up all your lies

Ill hang you upside down till the truth rolls out your eyes  

 

Midnights gonna get you

Pull you in the shadows

Ill take up with the serpents

In your native tongue

Some will call it voodoo

Some will call it freaky

Youll be honest to me   

By the time Im done

 

Gabriel blew a trumpet

Moses parted the sea

But the original sin

We blame on Eve

We blame it on Eve

For the likes of you

Im gonna call you to the carpet

Till your lies run true

 

Im gonna call you to the carpet and sweep up all your lies

Im gonna call you to the carpet and sweep up all your lies

Ill hang you upside down till the truth rolls out your eyes

 

The Lowdown”
By Terri Hendrix/Lloyd Maines


Ive been feeling lowdown

Got trouble in surround sound

Ive got to spin that record round

And get funky with some Motown

 

Now Ive been swimming upstream

Ive been chasing after my dreams

I went and had my fortune read

She took my hands and shook her head

 

She said

Take your lowdown

Make it uptown

And shake it away

 

I got to get out of my own head

Go play some music on the street

Got to jam out on some bucket drums

And stomp and shout on the backbeat

 

She said

Take your lowdown

Make it uptown

And shake it away

 

Ive got to move it like the Jackson Five

Leave my troubles on the flipside

I got to spin that record round

And get funky with some Motown

 

She said

Take your lowdown

Take your lowdown uptown

Take your lowdown

Take your lowdown 

Take your lowdown

Make it uptown

And shake it away 

 

Double Shift Tuesday"
By Terri Hendrix/Slaid Cleaves

Its double shift Tuesday

On minimum wage

How'd you end up here

Im reachin’ for the future

Through the wheel in a cage

How'd you end up here

Not about to give in

But I could use a good year

Theres a stranger in the mirror

Starin’ back at me asking

How'd you end up here

 

Business is slow

My raise is a no go

My boss is king

Hes the only one who thinks so

Though I live close

To the bone

It takes a payday loan

To keep me in my home 

The thought of givin’ up

Is all I really fear

I do battle with the demons

In my head at night asking

How'd you end up here

 

Made some mistakes

Yeah that's on me

How'd you end up here

You live and learn

That nothins ever free

How'd you end up here

Same ol’ same is all I see

I ended up where

I aint meant to be

Theres a stranger in the mirror

Starin’ back at me asking 

How'd you end up here

Howd you end up here 

Love You Strong 

 

"Feel the Time”

By Terri Hendrix

 

The day wakes up and it runs away

Runs away to the moon

Hear the city breathe

As the people wake

The streets are shakin’ by afternoon

 

Feel the second hand

See the time 

It's dancin’ wild

Jungle wild

Listen to the Congo

Listen to the heartbeat

Underneath the ocean

Underneath the concrete

Can you feel it? Can you feel the time?

Can you feel it? Can you feel the time?

 

Time to move

Move with conviction

Taste the honey in the bittersweet

Its time to move

Move with a mission

Take the wheel

And leave the fear in the back seat

Time to live

Time to forgive

Is it worth it

Is it worth it at all

To taste the honey

Taste the wild

Live like a warrior

And love like a child

 

Can you feel it? Can you feel the time?

Can you feel it? Can you feel the time?

 

Oh, the leaves are changing

The river is changing

I am changing now

Oh, the leaves are changing

The river is changing

And I am changing now

 

The day wakes up and it runs away

Runs away with the moon

Watch the eclipse

Take the sun

You had your time

Now your time is done

Feel the second hand

See the time 

It's dancin' wild

Jungle wild

Listen to the Congo

Listen to the heartbeat

Underneath the ocean

Underneath the concrete

 

Can you feel it? Can you feel the time?

Can you feel it? Can you feel the time?

"Vulnerable"

By Terri Hendrix

 

I wish the holidays brought out the best in me

These days are hard to spend with my family

They remind me of what will never be

And Im so vulnerable

 

Christmas lights blink and flash

We hang ornaments from our past

We share a moment that will never last

Were vulnerable

 

I wanna drink

I wanna lose myself

Into the body of someone else

Someone to brave to have ever felt

So vulnerable

 

Im in a chair

Im leaning back

With my eyes closed

Wish I could trust the one I love

When my hearts exposed

 

Silent Night” oh I cant sleep

Oh Holy Night” I think of God

I think of those who have nothing

I should be thankful for what Ive got

 

I wish the holidays brought out the best in me

These days are hard to spend with my family

They remind me of what will never be

Im so vulnerable

 

"Love You Strong"

By Terri Hendrix/Dana Pendland Jones

 

You make me happy

You make me feel so good

I know that I'm understood

When I speak my mind

Wish you could say baby

Baby let's lose control

I want to rock your soul

And leave our troubles behind

 

Oh, you don't want to

You don't need to

You don't have to say goodbye

Stay the night

You are right where you belong

Oh, you don't want to

You don't need to

You don't have to say goodbye

Stay the night

And let me love you strong

 

Wish you could trust me

Wish you could lose your doubt

The second-guessing

I can do without

Have faith in me

Im in for the good times

Im in it for the bad times

Im in it for the long run

Let me love you strong

 

Oh, you don't want to

You don't need to

You don't have to say goodbye

Stay the night

You are right where you belong

You don't want to

You don't need to

You dont have to say goodbye

Stay the night

And let me love you strong

 

Welcome home my lover

Welcome home my best friend

I give to you completely

I give it all when you let me in

 

Oh, you don't want to

You don't need to

You don't have to say goodbye

Stay the night

You are right where you belong

Oh, you don't want to

You don't need to

You don't have to say goodbye

Stay the night

And let me love you strong 

"The Rant"

By Terri Hendrix/Lloyd Maines

 

If the toilet blows Ill fix it

If the AC goes Im gone

It came in on the Mayflower

With a rattle and a hum

You can hang up on me

You can call this dumb

Im on my way to Chardonnay

And acting like a bum

 

Its your way or the highway

Id rather do it my way

Even though I havent

Thought a damn thing through

Im a woman on a mission

To change my disposition

Id bet on me to win

If I were you

Id bet on me to win

If I were you

 

The bathroom wall at Buc-ees

Seemed to say it all

I dont remember what I read

Its the feeling I recall

I got my big girl panties on

But now and then they bunch

My laundrys on the table

My words can pack a punch

 

Its your way or the highway

Id rather do it my way

Even though I havent

Thought a damn thing through

Im a woman on a mission

To outlive my disposition

Id bet on me to win

If I were you

Id bet on me to win

If I were you

 

Our old house is talkin’ loud and clear

Its gonna bleed us dry

Dogs are barkin at the deer

And sirens wail on by

Your jeans are on the clothesline

They walked out on their own

I swear youd never change your pants

If you lived alone

 

The freezer had a melt down

The septic needs a pump

It's football time on TV

You'll sit there like a stump

You can take the easy chair

I'll take my happy pills

Down 'em with some Chardonnay 

And tackle all our bills 

 

Its your way or the highway

Id rather do it my way

Even though I havent

Thought a damn thing through

Im a woman on a mission

To change my disposition

Id bet on me to win

If I were you

So shut your pie hole 

And see my point of view 

Id bet on me to win

If I were you

Id bet on me to win

If I were you

 

"The Texas Star"

By Terri Hendrix/Lloyd Maines

 

Anns with Barbara, Liz and Molly

In the sunshine watching the rivers

Run through Texas like fences and ranches

Oak trees and cattle highways and truth

 

That old Texas Star shes ready to spin

Shell light up the midway at the State Fair again

 

Education was King

With four queens on our side

Anne took on Texas

Barbara took on civil rights

Molly and Liz wrote the news with barbed wire

Above the capitol dome

I see their faces tonight

 

That old Texas Star shes ready to spin

Shell light up the midway at the State Fair again

 

I can see them at that big round table

Between the thunder and lightening

They all come alive

Women united in justice and freedom

Blazing across the lone star skies 

 

The goddess of liberty

Stands tall in the sun

The Lone Star Flag is in the middle

Of the bible and the gun

It rains too much

Or it dont rain at all

Some want to cross our borders

Some want to build a wall

 

That old Texas Star shes ready to spin

Shell light up the midway at the State Fair again

That old Texas Star shes ready to spin

For corny dogs and Big Tex at the State Fair again

 

I can see them at that big round table

Between the thunder and lightening

They all come alive

Women united in justice and freedom

Blazing across the lone star skies 

Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Liz Carpenter, and Molly Ivins

Are with Lady Bird Johnson looking at all the wildflowers

"Calle de los Niños" 

By Terri Hendrix

 

He digs a grave

In his Sunday best

He says a prayer 

Where his child will rest

He believes his son is blessed

His soul will rise again

 

He leans into the shovel

The shovel leans into the earth

The earth gives little by little

Until he is done with his work

 

Our lady of the Guadalupe above the marigolds

Dia de los muertos entre los angelitos

 

His wife made a wreath of flowers

In honor of their son

Who went to school one morning

And never came back home

 

Calle de los niños

Until the streets take them in

Wrap them up in darkness

And spit them back out again

 

Our lady of the Guadalupe above the marigolds

Dia de los muertos entre los angelitos

 

Theres beer cans between the headstones

Weeds between the mounds

A broken lock guards the chain link fence

Circling the grounds

 

He sees the row of headlights

They glitter like a star

Coming up the gravel drive

Behind a long black car

 

The family gathers in a circle

The circle leans into the grave

The grave leans into the parents

Of the child they could not save

 

He says a prayer

In his Sunday best

Over the grave

Where his child will rest

He believes

His son is blessed

His soul will rise again

His child will rise …

 

Our lady of the Guadalupe above the marigolds

Dia de los muertos entre los angelitos

 

"Northern Lights"

By Terri Hendrix

 

Tennessee Flat Top

Contra dance

Tango on the inside

Limbs in suspense

Slo mo no go

Im in limbo

Theres no visual for the audio

 

I got to

Do my own thing

Make my heart sing

Cut my chicken wings

And see the Northern Lights

I got to

Get a backbone

Leave my comfort zone

Do it on my own

And see the Northern Lights

 

Cream in your coffee

Caffeine in your veins

Your heart goes boom boom wish mine did the same

Engines got pistons movin’ in a row

Shakin’ like a showgirl with steam to blow

 

I got to

Do my own thing

Make my heart sing

Cut my chicken wings

And see the Northern Lights

I got to

Get a backbone

Leave my comfort zone

Do it on my own

And see the Northern Lights

 

The shepherd guards the sheep

The wolves lay in wait

The sheep and I just mill around

The keepers of our fate

Call me Wild Cat Kelly

Dont you fence me in

I need land lots of land

So I can ride the wind

 

Listen to the boxcars

Look up at the planes

I got Wabash Cannonball

Runnin’ through my brain

Red light green light

One two three

Crazy for you

Just aint crazy to me

 

I got to

Shake my soul

Till it rattles my bones

Howl with the wolves

Run with my own

Find my tribe

Feel the vibe

And see the Northern Lights

I got to

Do my own thing

Make my heart sing

Cut my chicken wings

And see the Northern Lights

I got to

Get a backbone

Leave my comfort zone

Do it on my own

And see the Northern Lights  

 

"Earth-Kind Rose"

By Terri Hendrix

 

Her bones bring down her body

Her smile holds up her face 

Shes in a chair

They forget shes there

Just thinking about the human race

When they come to visit

They talk like shes not home

She keeps track of time by TV shows

Shes in need

But she needs to be left alone

 

Its the 98 steps

To the doctor

And the wait they have inside

Its how they seem to

Talk at her

And how she leaves each visit

With a little less pride

Its the words that dont come out

Quite the way they should

Its the holding onto memories

Shed hold onto if she could

 

Beyond the garden gate

Youll find the Earth-Kind rose

Reaching for the light

Underneath a bed of snow

Springtime is near

What he planted still grows

Blooms year after year

Just like the Earth-Kind rose

 

Its the ceiling fan out of balance

Its the ladder he can't climb

Its the grocery store

And the need for more

And ending up

At the back of the line

Its the pipe that broke 

In the last big freeze 

And that plumber

That padded the bill

Its the too tired to fight

Yet one more fight

Or take yet one more pill 

 

Beyond the garden gate

Youll find the Earth-Kind rose

Reaching for the light

Underneath a bed of snow

Springtime is near

What he planted still grows

Blooms year after year

Just like the Earth-Kind rose

 

Its time for him to go back inside

Its time to change her sheets

Hes gonna look her in the eyes

And see who she used to be

Sometimes he turns the engine

When the wind begs him to leave

Then he lays down by her side

Until she falls asleep

 

Beyond the garden gate

Youll find the Earth-Kind rose

Reaching for the light

Underneath a bed of snow

Springtime is near

What he planted still grows

Blooms year after year

Just like the Earth-Kind rose

 

"Fifty Shades of Hey"

By Terri Hendrix

 

Ive been trying to fit in

To my new body and my new skin

I can twerk with the best of them

Ive got that figured out

Wheres my Barry Manilow

I need something soft to soothe my soul

When I turn on the radio all I wanna do is shout

 

Doctor says I need clarity

Prozac for stability

Valium for my sanity

And hormones to keep world peace

Menopause is just like Oz

I cry and laugh just because

The flying monkeys in my brain

Where ruby slippers and drink champagne

 

Hey! goes the rockin’ rollers

Hey! goes the storytellers

Hey! goes the crowd

Born to be wild!

Hey! Let’ em sing

Hey! I do my own thing

Hey! Let freedom ring

With fifty shades of hey!

 

Middle age

Bring it on!

Get it on! Bang a gong!

I get a hot flash

Then Im cold

Id laugh but my bladder wont hold

My neck has been descending

Chin hairs seem to have no ending

Gravity can take my face

Cause a mammogram will put me back in place

Hey!

 

My hair turned curly and my skin got weird

I have sideburns growing out of my ears

My feet hurt in every pair of shoes

But I get back up when I get the blues

I wont be cast aside

Ive paid my dues to enjoy this ride

Im all woman theres no doubt

I dont settle for less

I live out loud!

Hey!

 

I bought my cheaters in excess

Until I failed my driving test

I may be blind but I feel blessed

To see what matters and ignore the rest

From hip dysplasia to rosacea

Nothing in the world can phase a

No drama middle-aged momma

Tellin’ it like it is!

 

Im fifty frames into the show

Im wise in ways you do not know

Im fifty shades inside my soul

Born to be wild

 

Hey! goes the rockin’ rollers

Hey! goes the storytellers

Hey! goes the crowd

Born to be wild!

Hey! Let em sing

Hey! I do my own thing

Hey! Let freedom ring

With fifty shades of hey!

 



"Found" 

By Terri Hendrix

 

You faced the fire

And the fire lost

You came out the other side

With your dignity

You faced the moment

You held it up

You said gravity be damned

Im gonna fly

 

There were no prophets

That came to lead you

Through the great unknown

There were long nights

You felt Godless

But you were not alone

My friend

 

Inside your body

You are shaking

Inside your eyes

Theres a heaviness untold

Inside your mind

You might be breaking

You say gravity be damned

Im gonna fly

 

There were no prophets

That came to lead you

Through the great unknown

There were long nights

You felt Godless

But you were not alone

My friend

 

Who do you talk to in a foreign country?

Where do you go to get back home?

And when you look around and nothing is familiar

How do you find the strength to carry on?

 

There were no prophets

That came to lead you

Through the great unknown

There were long nights

You felt Godless

But you were not alone

My friend


Cry Till You Laugh

 

“Slow Down”
By Terri Hendrix/Lloyd Maines

 

Ive been runnin’ in circles

Ive been thinkin’ in squares

Ive been swimmin’ in quicksand

And Im comin’ up for air

 

Slow down

I gotta slow down

 

The Virgin de Guadalupe

Is on a candle by my bed

If you wanna see a scary movie

Just look inside my head

 

Slow down

I gotta slow down

 

Im outside the inbox

I dance on my stopwatch

Ive got tattoos and dreadlocks

In another universe

 

I wanna go to enchanted mountain

Where make believe is real

Where faith is alive

And love is all I feel

 

Im gonna make time

Take time

To soak it all in

Im gonna meet up

With my friends

Im gonna lose my pride

Step aside

And let something new begin

 

Slow down

I gotta slow down

 

Ive been runnin’ in circles

Ive been thinkin’ in squares

Im gonna drive out to the desert

My brain needs a little fresh air

 

Slow down

I gotta slow down

Oh, Im gonna take it slow

 

Roll On
By Terri Hendrix/Lloyd Maines

 

Too many people

On the streets

With bills to pay

Babies to feed

Places to get to

With red lights in the way

If time is money

Were coming up short today

 

Threadbare constellations

Nothing but black skies

Miles and miles of highway

With snow on the sides

Salt on the road

I got salt on my tongue

You can slide with the tears

And still roll on, roll on, roll on

 

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Yeah, I aint gonna lose it

 

Times are hard

Times are lean

My friends are few

And far between

You, I need you

I need you

 

Low man on the totem poll

Wants to lasso the moon

Their standing on his shoulders

His hands are on their shoes

I been there

You been there

We know how it feels

To have your hands on everything

On everything but the wheel

I got my hands on everything

On everything but the wheel

 

Times are hard

Times are lean

My friends are few

And far between

 

Sister, I need my sister

Brother, I need my brother

You, I need you

We gotta roll on, roll on, roll on

 

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Yeah, I aint gonna lose it

 

Hand Me Down Blues”
By Terri Hendrix

 

Whered you get those

Hand-me-down blues? 

You gave em to me

I gave em back to you

 

Now every time I see you

Youre layin’ around

Pullin’ you up

Is draggin’ me down

Youre draggin’ me down

 

How can things look up

If youre starin’ at your shoes?

Talkin’ ‘bout the future

Like its yesterdays news

 

You close the blinds

To block the view

And pull another all-nighter

In your hand-me-down blues

Your hand-me-down blues

 

Some things you dont get over

You just get through

Life happened to me

And it happened to you

 

Hear the church bells chime

Feel the pendulum swing

Get ready for whatever

The days gonna bring

Sometimes I shake

Sometimes I sing

With the hand-me-down

Hand-me-down blues

 

Whered you get those

Hand-me-down blues?

You gave em to me

I gave em back to you

 

Einsteins Brain
By Terri Hendrix

 

If I had Picassos hands

Oh, the world Id draw

If I had Einsteins brain

Oh, the good Id do

 

Its like trying to sail

When Im nowhere near the sea

Some things come so easily

Not for me

 

Chances have come and gone

Ive said hello and said so long

Missed the boat and caught a train

I lost my turn time and again

 

Its like trying to sail

When Im nowhere near the sea

Some things come so easily

Not for me

 

Lately Ive been thinking

I need to rest a while

You can go on chasing down the moon

Hey, Im no Mickey Mantle

But Ive got his smile

I cry till I laugh

Thats what I do

 

On the dance floor Im no Fred Astaire

Ive got two left feet and I dont care

Without grace I still pray

With the answers light years away

 

Its like trying to sail

When Im nowhere near the sea

Some things come so easily

Not for me

 

If I had Picassos hands

Oh, the world Id draw

And if I had Einsteins brain …

 

Sometimes”

By Terri Hendrix

 

Sometimes, I just wanna lay down and cry

Even when I have no reason why

Sometimes, I know that Im hard to understand

Im more trouble than Im worth

But you still hold my hand

 

Come close

Go away

I disappear

Or I stay

Only moonbeams know

Where my mind goes

Sometimes

 

I know what I miss

When I leave you like this

To be alone feels like a kiss

Goodbye

 

Sometimes, I just wanna lay down and cry

Even when I have no reason why

Come close

Go away

You know

Im here to stay

Sometimes 

 

The Berlin Wall”
By Terri Hendrix

 

Sun come up

I blink into it

Slink into it

Nothing to it

Morning glories heed their call

The Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall

 

Hooded crows

A flock of grey

Pieces slowly chipped away

A souvenir to recall

The Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall

 

He can take

And give it back

Am I to weep and crawl?

Newfound freedom is but a cage

The Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall

 

Speak to me of beauty

Dream to me of flying over

Lay me down to sleep love

Cold against the shoulder of

The Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall

 

That man is like the ocean wide

Takes me out just like the tide

I wake up on the other side

Of the Berlin wall

The Berlin wall

 

Sun come up

I blink into it

Slink into it

Nothing to it

Morning glories heed their call

The Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall

 

Hula Mary”
By Terri Hendrix

 

Shes got a hula hoop

She knows how to use it

Throws an alley-oop

Every time she moves it

Hula Mary

With the yes yes yes

Doin’ the hula hoop

In her blue-jean dress

 

Some live life

As nothin’ but a no show

Leanin’ on the juke box

With their backs to the mojo

Hula Mary

She lights up the place

With a beer in one hand

And a smile on her face

 

Hula Mary

With the yes yes yes

Doin’ the hula hoop

In her blue-jean dress

What happened to the hippies

On the Double Dutch Bus”

Whatever happened to peace and love?

 

When the tide comes in

People twist and shout

Down at the Blue Moon

People find out

About Hula Mary

And her free spirit

Some people might laugh

But she just dont hear it

 

Some folks are wound too tight

To just let to

Cause black and white

Is all they know

Hula Mary

She got nothin’ to hide

Shes tie-dyed on the inside

 

From dancin’ Todd to Frisbee Dan

Livin’ off the grid without a plan

They got it right without even tryin

Too busy livin’ to think about dyin

 

Hula Mary

With the yes yes yes

Doin’ the hula hoop

In her blue-jean dress

What happened to the hippies

On the Double Dutch Bus”

Whatever happened?   

Whatever happened?

 

Come Tomorrow”

By Terri Hendrix

 

We rode out the weather

Like a skippin’ stone

Came to a stop

Called it home

Lay down

Move on

Come tomorrow

 

Turnin’ nothin

Into somethin

To rise from dirt

An uphill battle

To prove our worth

Lay down

Move on

Come tomorrow

 

Sing about forgiveness

If you can forgive

Freefall in the dark

If you know how to live

Lay down

Move on

Come tomorrow

 

All is to time

All at a cost

Pearls on a string

Fencelines to cross

Cathin’ the light

Before its lost

Come tomorrow

 

Green is the field

Gold is the sun

White is the cotton

I dry my tears on

Lay down

Move on

Come tomorrow

 

We got the sun on our skin

Were back on the road

We feel good again

We paid what we owed

Plant what you like

Come up from below

The sorrow

 

Lay down

Move on

Come tomorrow

We lay down

We move on

Come tomorrow


Left Over Alls

 

“Posey Road Stomp”
By Terri Hendrix/Lloyd Maines

 

I woke up this morning and I woke up some more

I had my shoes on before my feet hit the floor

A little shot of coffee and Im ready to go

Itll all be worth it come this time tomorrow

 

I just wanna make a difference

I just wanna make a difference

Some way

I just wanna make a difference

Cause there will never be another now

Like the one right now

Today

 

Phoenix rising in the west

White doves take flight from inside my chest

Im feeling sunshine, I hear children laughing

And Im seeing people dancing to the groove

 

Well I woke up this morning and I woke up some more

I cant go back to where I was before

I see a purple skyline framed in gold

I believe in the future about to unfold

 

I just wanna make a difference

I just wanna make a difference

Some way

I just wanna make a difference

Cause there will never be another now

Like the one right now

Today

 

Be Willing (Anne’s Song)”
By Terri Hendrix

 

Be willing

To travel far

For the answers are

In the great unknown

Be willing

To open your mind

To all you can find

In the great unknown

 

Who knows for certain

What time will allow

And fate will decide?

Youre old enough

To know nothing at all

Youre old enough

To know nothing at all

 

Now I know youre strong

You can face the wind

Ive seen you hold your ground

When those around you cave in

Your time

Is on the rise

If you dream like it is

And you live like it is

 

Who knows for certain

What time will allow

And fate will decide?

Youre old enough

To know nothing at all

Youre old enough

To know nothing at all

 

Be willing

To travel far

For the answers are

In the great unknown

 

Youre old enough

To know nothing at all

 

Waiting on Trains”
By Terri Hendrix

 

Waiting on trains

Im whistling off key

Im rooted by the tracks

Ive got one cigarette left,

Its the one that Im smokin

I keep checking, empty pack

Off today, Im off tomorrow

Off a whole lot in my mind

Ive got a six-pack of thoughts

That takes the edge off

Of these times

 

Theres something in between

Me and my destination

Something in between

Something in between

Me and my destination

Just like a train, just like a train

 

Waiting on you, Im waiting on me

Ive been waiting for a long time

I think it

I think it waited

I think it left us behind

Just like a train, just like a train,

To be so loud and clear

If I could move like that

Baby, Id put my soul to the tracks

Id roll on, Id roll on

Out of here

 

Theres something in between

Me and my destination

Something in between

Something in between

Me and my destination

Just like a train, just like a train

Just like a train

Coming on fast, fast, fast

Takes out the future

And haunts the past

I though me and you wed

Last, last, last

But youre gone

You are gone

Just like a train


Art of Removing Wallpaper 2003 Re-Release 2012

Christmas in August

Christmas in August who would have thought
I’d be hiding your presents hoping I didn’t get caught

It sure has been a crazy year 
the road got rough 
But we made it back here
Didn’t we 
Didn’t we 
Make it home Home home home

You’re not one for presents with ribbons and bows
It’s time with your family that matters the most
You believe in our dreams and wish them all true
No one sees this world quite like you do
Don’t you 
Don’t you 
Bring us
Home home home
 
Christmas in August our prayers have been heard
To remain unbroken means keeping our word
That’s what we did it’s a mystery
How we hold onto this world like lights on a tree
Didn’t we 
Didn’t we
Make it home
Home home Home

 

We made it home
Home home home
This is home
This is home

— “Christmas in August” from Christmas on Wilory Farm


The Spiritual Kind

 

“Bottom of a Hill”
By Terri Hendrix


I live at the bottom of a hill
Where its been known to flood
I close my eyes

Every time it rains
I pray I never have to move my stuff
I let the grass

Get a little to high 
So the dandelions can grow
What some call weeds

I call flowers
Its my yard to mow

 

Property taxes

Have hit the sky
It takes two paychecks
And credit cards

To get by 
To keep my electric bill low
I turn off the AC

I open up the windows
They build the houses to close

You can hear the neighbors

Thats the proof
You dont have to be no Indiana Jones
To jump from roof to roof

 I roll up that hill

To get my pay
I roll back down it

At the end of the day
 

But Im doing alright
Im here with you tonight
I know where I am

And where I stand
In this great big world
 

Im doing alright
Without a view of the city lights
I believe

I found my soul 
At the bottom of a hill

 

Its the yin and yang

Of the business thang
Everyone sings

When the register rings
Everyone cries

When the money dries up
While you and I tough it out

 Weve got more wind chimes
Than we have trees
More prayers than time
To spend on our knees

Im here for you

Youre here for me
Let there be no doubt


The Spiritual Kind”
By Terri Hendrix

 

I am the spiritual kind

I keep a cross in my pocket for some peace of mind
I hold onto it when I need a little faith
When Im lost I find Im the spiritual kind

 

Im a little bit Catholic and a little bit Jew
Im a little bit Baptist and Episcopal too
Some call what I say blasphemy
Im the spiritual kind it makes no difference to me

 

My friend Cathy is the spiritual kind
She jumps in her Jacuzzi to clear her mind
She keeps a statue of Buddha by her hot tub
When her soul gets cold she gives his belly a rub

 

Some folks say he is and some say he aint
But for me Saint Christopher is still a saint
When I get lost he dont leave me behind
Hes always been a guide for the spiritual kind

 

Antone and Jesse are up in heaven
Playin’ in the choir with their amps on eleven
Stubbs feedin’ every angel he can find
You know its blues and bar-b-que for the spiritual kind

 

The Dalai Lama says the art of happiness
Is learnin’ how to live on a whole lot less
To understand it all takes an open mind
You know Im just another student of the spiritual kind

 

Acre of Land”
By Terri Hendrix


To grow a garden

Youve gotta have patience

You need to work in it everyday

Mother nature will give you the most resistance
But you can turn it into something anyway

 

Some throw seeds and cross their fingers
Some plant what they want in a row
If my thumb was just a little bit greener

Id have what Ive been trying to grow 

 

Ive been able to stand

On my own acre of land
And when the wind blows me away 
Ive been able to stay

 

Some call it luck

Some call it will
Ive got something inside

No storm can kill

 

My roots find water

When the rain dries up

Ive been through the fire

Ive been through the flood

The sun beats me down

But I get back up

 

Ive been able to stand

On my own acre of land
And when the wind blows me away 
Ive been able to stay

 

Soul of My Soul”
By Terri Hendrix

 

The river knows how high

The water will rise

The wind knows just where

The fire will go

 

You know me

Just as well 

Better than

I know myself

 

Stay

Dont walk away

Stay

Dont walk away

 

Forgive my faults 

Sometimes

I shake the ground

Follow my life

My weakness

Is easily found

 

Soul of my soul

Skin of my skin

I breathe you out

I breathe you in

 

“Things Change”
By Terri Hendrix

Things change, things change

Yeah, things change, things change

 

Things changed for her when you voted for Bush

Put on a bra, put away your tie dyes

Found religion, got born again

Then let a man come between you and your friends

You swore it'd never happen, but it did

 

'Cause things change, things change

 

Things changed for you when she got a nose ring

And suddenly thought she knew everything

As if how she looked made her oh-so worldly wise

The fact is, you buy National Geographic

She's been to Africa

I kind of like that dress she brought back for me

'Cause the label says 'Fits one size’

 

But things change, things change

 

Things change, that's for sure

Only the best of friends will endure

Each other when things change

 

Well, things changed for me

When y'all didn't call when I lost my job

Then my dog died, he was diabetic

I didn't know it till he was gone

Then both my folks were in the hospital

The same week, the week I buried my dog

And the only one who sent me a card

Was my gynecologist 

'cause I missed my appointment

 

Things change, they sure do change

 

Things changed for all of us

Kids, work, health, money, this that and the other

I got so scared, I just wanted to shake under the covers

And wait in the dark with my fist drawn

Ready to slap life in the face and kick fate where it hurts

I searched all over my house for my favorite singer

She's on an unmarked tape 

As if her voice could bring me peace

And as if I even had a cassette player that worked anymore

 

There's no doubt about it, things change

 

Things change that's for sure

Only the best of friends will endure

Each other when things change

Things change, things change

 

No Love in Texas”
By Terri Hendrix

 

I cant get no love in Texas

Its just hot air and cactus

All work and taxes

Red lights and traffic

 

You know, I cant get no love

 

Wanted to be your sexy

And still be naive

Wanted to be everything and more

Each time you looked at me

 

I gotta tell you, I cant get no love

 

I wanted to be your only

Just a little bit of company

Now its a white-knuckled flight

Thinkin’ ’bout your fantasies

I got a copy of Fear of Flying

Tucked between my knees

 

I cant get no love in Texas

Its just hot air and cactus

All work and taxes

Red lights and traffic

 

I gotta tell you, I cant get no love

 

Got these vampires at my window

Scratchin’ on the screen

They wanna take me on a head trip

And leave behind a crime scene

 

You know, thats a freaky kind of love

 

Sometimes my soul gets junky

And I feel real funky

Like a bird in a cage or a dog on a chain

And like theres a barrel of monkeys

Swingin’ through my brain

 

I cant get no love in Texas

Its just hot air and cactus

All work and taxes

Red lights and traffic

 

You know, I cant get no love

I gotta tell you, I cant get no love

You know, I cant get no love, ooh

  

Jim Thorpes Blues”
By Terri Hendrix/Lloyd Maines


The great Jim Thorpe was Indian pride
The athlete of the century was cast aside
They took his medals right out of his hand 
And buried nuclear waste on Indian land
Nuclear waste on Indian land

 

Weve got high-tech people

With low-tech souls 
And dot-com wifi Internet polls
We curse the wind

And use the sun to tan
And bury nuclear waste on Indian land
Nuclear waste on Indian land

 

Run Geronimo run
Theyre gonna seal the deal
With a forked tongue
If you knew back then 
What we know now
Youd run Geronimo run 
Yeah Yeah

 

Weve got arrowheads

Weve got beaded bags
With made in China stickers covered up by price tags
Somethin’ or nothin’ will one day be
Nothin’ for somethin’ for you and me
Nothin’ for somethin’ for you and me!

 

All I know about Indian history
Is what Ive seen on the TV screen
Ive been a tourist
Ive had my picture made
And spent a fortune on a slot machine that never paid
Nothin’ for somethin’ for you and me

 

The great Jim Thorpe was Indian pride
The athlete of the century was cast aside
Ashes to ashes and dust to dust

Its anybodys guess who we can trust

Its the guys in ties

Who will shake your hand
And bury nuclear waste on Indian land
Nuclear waste on Indian land

  

If I Had a Daughter”

By Terri Hendrix/Lloyd Maines

 

If I had a daughter

Id tell her that the first breath of life is the easiest

From then on out it takes years of practice

Cause if you know how to keep air in your lungs

Then youll survive when fate tackles you

Rubs your face in the Astroturf

And grinds its cleats into your back

 

If I had a daughter

Id tell her that its better to be out there on the field of life

Takin’ hits and makin’ touchdowns

Than bitchin’ about the game in the bleachers

 

If I had a daughter

Id teach her how to face life and its peaks and valleys

With grit, modesty, hope, compassion, and love

Id want her to accept herself

Id want her to watch the stars instead of her weight

Love her body

Feed her soul

Dance with her curves

See those blue veins as a masterpiece

Howl at the moon instead of her hair

And to live inside out

 

If I had a daughter

Id teach her to hold her head high

And strut through this world as a more than instead of a less than

Shed trust her voice

Speak her mind

And seek the truth

Cause if it talks like a duck and walks like a duck

Then yes, it might be a skunk

 

If I had a daughter

Shed know that gay or straight

Pin-striped or polka-dotted

Tie-dyed or solid

Straight-laced or bent

Shed have my acceptance and blessing

In regards to whomever she gave her heart to

But Id give her a compass

So if she was lost

She could find her way back to reality

And when her soul hit the low notes

Or some fool used her heart for a kick drum

Id teach her how to turn it into song

 

If I had a daughter

Id want her to be willing

To venture into the great unknown

But Id make sure she had the blueprints

To build her own universe

If I had a daughter

I would carry her with me

In every breath of every moment

Id wake with her name on my lips

Id go to bed with her dreams in my heart

If I had a daughter

  

Mood Swing”
By Terri Hendrix/Lloyd Maines


Anita ODay died yesterday

Stop the Red Lights On”

Stanley you said that the lady could play

With a word and make it a song

My head was spinnin

Along with your records

I had too much homemade wine

From Ella Fitzgerald to Nina Simone

You made your music mine

 

Sing sing sing sing

Everybody start to sing

Now youre singin’ with a swing

Swing swing swing swing

Everybody start to swing

Now youre swingin

While you sing

 

I took to the stage

Like a match to a page

I bought every songbook I could find
I was Wildcat Kelley

In Dont Fence Me In”

Singin’ Cole Porter
And Ridin’ High”

My head was spinnin

Along with the records

I played them just to unwind

From Hoagy Carmichael to Duke Ellington

I took the A Train” to clear up my mind

 

Betty Carter on the outside of the field

You gotta run the red lights and never yield

Honk your horn and improvise

With knives and spoons

Spike Jones made a masterpiece

Out of a cartoon

Chet Baker

John Coltrane

Straight up

On the rocks

With nicotine stains

The Rat Pack, Vegas, and Keely Smith

Louis Prima wrote this song now here it is

 

Sing sing sing sing

Everybody start to sing

Now youre singin’ with swing

Swing swing swing swing

Everybody start to swing

Now youre swingin’ while you sing


Christmas on Wilory Farm

Christmas in August
By Terri Hendrix

 

Christmas in August who would have thought

Id be hiding your presents hoping I didnt get caught

It sure has been a crazy year 

the road got rough 

But we made it back here

Didnt we 

Didnt we 

Make it home 
Home home home

 

Youre not one for presents with ribbons and bows

Its time with your family that matters the most

You believe in our dreams and wish them all true

No one sees this world quite like you do

Dont you 

Dont you 

Bring us

Home home home

 

Christmas in August our prayers have been heard

To remain unbroken means keeping our word

Thats what we did its a mystery

How we hold onto this world like lights on a tree

Didnt we 

Didnt we

Make it home

Home home home

 

We made it home

Home home home

This is home

This is home

Celebrate the Difference

 

“Celebrate the Difference”
By Terri Hendrix/Lloyd Maines/Anita Donlatto


A camel is a mammal

With a hump on its back

A duck has a bill

That goes quackity quack

Youve gotta laugh

At the neck of the giraffe

And celebrate the difference

 

Pigs are big

Mice are tiny

Snails are slow

And fireflies are shiny

Youve gotta smile

At the crocodile

And celebrate the difference

 

Celebrate the difference

When you take it all in

Theres more to meet the eye

Than the color of the skin

From the smell of the skunk

To an elephants trunk

Celebrate the difference

 

A tadpole turns into a frog

A puppy turns into a dog

A lion roars

An earthworm wiggles

A kitten purrs

And a hyena giggles

 

A rabbits ears

Go flippity flop

A ponys hooves

Go clippity clop

Flippity flop

Clippity clop
Celebrate the difference

 

Celebrate the difference

When you take it all in

Theres more to meet the eye

Than the color of the skin

From the monkeys in the trees

To the bumble bees

Celebrate the difference

 

Celebrate the difference

When you take it all in

Theres more to meet the eye

Than the color of skin

Come big and small

Celebrate them all

Celebrate the difference

  

Play Ball”
By Terri Hendrix/Lloyd Maines

 

Step up to the plate and play ball

Step up to the plate and play ball
Hear those fans in the stands
Stomp their feet and clap their hands
Step up to the plate and play ball

 

From the bat to your glove
watch the ball
From the bat to your glove
watch the ball
You can catch it and you know it
It's your turn to show it
Step up to the plate and play ball  

 

It's your turn up to bat play ball

It's your turn up to bat play ball
Even if you get the jitters
Be a hitter

Not a quitter
Step up to the plate and play ball

 

Bases are loaded bring them home

Bases are loaded bring them home
Don't worry about that pitcher
He's a just a belly itcher

Step up to the plate and play ball

When the game is over shake their hands
When the game is over shake their hands

Even if you're in a funk
Don't be a little punk
Step up to the plate and play ball

 

Step up to the plate and play ball

Step up to the plate and play ball

Hear those fans in the stands

Stomp their feet and clap their hands
Step up to the plate and play ball

 

Play ball everybody

Play ball

Don't worry about that pitcher

He's just a belly itcher

Play ball

Keep your eye on the ball

Catch that ball

Bring me a snow cone!

Play ball everybody

Play ball!

  

Get Your Goat On”
By Terri Hendrix/Lloyd Maines


Those that say it cannot be done
Should never waste the time of someone

Just like you and just like me
Putting it down in history

The way I see it you can stew or do

You can turn yellow

You can turn blue
Or you can strut your stuff down the avenue

And get your goat on

 

Ive been one to wear a frown
Big enough to drag everybody down
I puckered up like I ate a lime
With my sour face

I ruined everybodys time

The way I see it

You can cry or sing
Sit it out or shake your thing

Play the song  

Make it ring

And get your goat on

 

Get on up and dance everybody

Get on up and dance

Get on up and dance everybody

Get on up and dance

Dont you care about whos watching

Just get on up and dance
Get on up and dance everybody
And get your goat on

 

You can stand in the corner

And cry and pout
Or turn your frown inside out
Beep to the bop or just be a bummer
Get funky with the funk in your own drummer

The way I see it you can stew or do
You can turn yellow

You can turn blue
Or you can strut your stuff down the avenue
And get your goat on

 

Okay, the way I see it

You can snip to the snap
Beep to the bop

Bop to the bap
Be the king in the bling

Get your goat on

Shimmy and you shimmy

And you shake shake shake
Let your soul do the earthquake

Its the icing on the cake
Get your goat on 

 

First Place”
By Terri Hendrix/Lloyd Maines

 

You gotta walk like youre in first place

Talk like youre in first place

Run like youre in first place

On the track of the human race

 

You gotta walk like youre in first place

Talk like youre in first place

Run like youre in first place

On the track of the human race

 

Its strange how much you can change

In one day

So take your doubt and kick it out

And in its place

Have a little bit of faith

 

You gotta walk like youre in first place

Talk like youre in first place

Run like youre in first place

On the track of the human race

 

Sometimes you get the breaks

And sometimes you make

Nothing but mistakes

Sometimes theres an open door

And sometimes theres a wall

Where there wasnt one before

 

You gotta walk like youre in first place

Talk like youre in first place

Run like youre in first place

On the track of the human race

Yeah yeah

 

Its hard to get out of bed

When you tried to win

But you lost instead

Its hard to rise again

And get back on track

And know how to begin

 

You gotta walk like youre in first place

Talk like youre in first place

Run like youre in first place

On the track of the human race

 

You gotta walk

You gotta talk

You gotta walk, talk, never look back

Never look back

 

You gotta walk like you mean it

Talk like you mean it

And never never look back

Never look back

Just run

Run, run keep on running

Dont you look back

Youve just gotta walk like youre in first place

Talk like youre in first place

Walk like you mean it

Talk like you mean it

Dont you look back

  

I Want to Be Your Friend”
By Terri Hendrix/Lloyd Maines

 

Im new to the neighborhood

If youd stop by and say hi

It would make me feel good

I miss my friends

I miss our old house, too

Now Im all alone

With nothing fun to do

 

Im looking around, looking around, looking around

I got my nose pressed up against the window pane

Im wearing my brand new bathing suit

I was gonna go swimming

But it started to rain

 

All I know is I

I just want to be happy

All I know is I

I dont want to be blue

All I know is I

I just want to be friends with you

I want to be friends with you

 

My parents keep telling me to give it time

But even the trees we planted are too small for me to climb

Our yard used to be grass and dirt

Now theres a flower bed

But Im still homesick and hurt

Im looking around, looking around, looking around

I want you to stop by

So I can say hi

Ive got my nose pressed up the window pane

Im fogging up the glass

But I can still see the rain

 

You see Im just a little bit shy

I dont want to put my foot in my mouth

I talk a little funny Im from way down south

Im shy Im new to the neighborhood

If youd stop by and say hi

It would make me feel good

Im looking around, looking around, looking around

If you come over today I wont stare at the ground

To have a friend youve got to be one too

Im gonna look you in the eye and say hello to you

  

Invisible Friend”
By Terri Hendrix/Lloyd Maines

 

Teacher says to dot my Is

And cross my Ts

Color inside the lines

Like everybody else please

Im off the page Im everywhere

But in parenthesis

I dont belong

I dont belong

I dont belong

Except with my …

 

Invisible friend

Invisible friend

Whats real to me

You call just pretend

Through the weekdays

And the weekend

Im off with my invisible friend

 

Loop up the proof so I can see

The meaning of geometry

It all looks like Greek to me

I want out of here

Save my locker from inspection

Save the frogs from dissection

Im not up for election

I want to disappear with my

 

Invisible friend

Invisible friend

Whats real to me

You call just pretend

Through the weekdays

And the weekend

Im off with my invisible friend

 

We go flying above the trees

Nobody can see my friend but me

We go flying whenever we please

Just me and my invisible friend

 

Somebody tripped me at lunch

And I dropped my tray

Everybody clapped and looked my way

Then I had to suit up for softball

Coach made play

The light at the end of the tunnel today

Is my invisible friend

 

Invisible friend

Makes me tall

When I feel small

Through the weekdays

And the weekend

Im off with my invisible friend

  

 

Nerves"
By Terri Hendrix/Lloyd Maines

 

Be nice

To your friends

Thats the way

That you make

New friends

Be nice

I hear you say

Thats the way

You need to be

To be nice

 

I heard you, and Ill be kind

Im glad you cant read my mind

Youre getting on my nerves …

 

Ahhh let me tell you that

My room is my room

Ill pick up my stuff, stuff

Under the bed under the rug

Out of site is up, up

I think that we-e-e-e both have had enough, nuff

These four walls do confine

Im on yours

Youre on mine

 

Nerves!

 

Be nice

To your sister

Be nice to your brother, too

Makes you happy

When youre nice

Thats the way you need to be

To be nice

 

I heard you, and Ill be kind

But if you could read my mind

Youre getting on my nerves …

 

Ahhh let me tell you that

Joe just blew his nose

On each corner of his clothes

And baby Janes diapers fallin

It was smelly

Now shes ballin

Dinners ready, dinners ready, dinners ready”

I hear you callin

These four walls do confine

Im on yours

Youre on mine

 

Nerves!

 

Be nice

To your friends

Thats the way that you make new friends

Be nice

Learn to share

Thats the way you need to be to be nice

 

I heard you and Ill be kind

But Im glad you cant read my mind

Youre getting on my nerves …

 

Ahhh let me tell you that

Last time I shared something of mine

It got broken

As for the friend that did it

Since then we have not spoken

You should”

You could”

If I were you, I would …”

Youre not me

Cant you see

If you could

Youd still be

On my nerves!

  

Yeah Yeah Yeah”
By Terri Hendrix

 

Give me back the ocean
While theres fish in the sea
Give me back the land
While theres still a single tree
Give me clean air
While I can still breathe
Yeah, yeah, yeah

 

Give me back the grass
Before its all concrete
Ill take the stars
Over lamps that light the street
Save the ozone
Or feel the heat
Yeah, yeah, yeah

 

Everybody say, yeah, yeah, yeah

Sounds simple
But no, no, no its not
If people in power
Wanna pick every flower
Gotta save our planet
Its the only one we got

 

Give me back the mountains
And the valleys in between
I like to swim in rivers
That are nice and clean
I want a car that runs on trash

Not gasoline
Yeah, yeah, yeah

 

Everybody say, yeah, yeah, yeah

Sounds simple
But no, no, no its not
If people in power
Wanna pick every flower
Gotta save our planet
Its the only one we got

 

Give me back the sky
Before you block the view
Give me back the forests
And the wetlands too
People in power
Need to get a clue
Yeah, yeah, yeah

 

Everybody say, yeah, yeah, yeah

Sounds simple
But no, no, no its not
If people in power wanna

Pick every flower

Gotta save our planet

Its the only one we got
Save our planet

Its the only one we got 

Art of Removing Wallpaper

 

“Breakdown”
By Terri Hendrix

 

I had a breakdown

In a small town
And no one knew a thing
I went about each day
With my thoughts in the way
When I wanted to stop
I kept on moving

 

The emptiness

I felt inside
Was as deep

As it was wide 
Somehow

I was able to hide
It all behind a smile

 

Look at me puttin’ make-up on my face
What am I trying to add or erase?

If you put yourself in my place
Youd be able to see

 

Were just skin and bone

Were all just skin and bone
Were not made of stone
Underneath it all

Were just skin and bone

 

These days
When I need to be
Stronger than I am
I explode in the dark
No one hears a word
Its like the dream

When you scream
But you cant be heard

 

Now you can cover it up with wallpaper
Cover it up with paint

Or hang a masterpiece on the wall
Sooner or later

The days gonna come
When you have to face
Whats underneath it all

 

Enjoy The Ride”
By Terri Hendrix

 

You dont get me thats okay
I can understand
Im a scratch-off dreamer with a lottery ticket
In my hand

 Im another year older with a chip on my shoulder
Waiting for my hero to fall
But you hold up in the water
And thats the wonder of it all

 

Just getting by

Or just getting through
Doesnt cut it for me anymore

Im ready to enjoy the ride
From deep inside
I want to know 
What Im here for

 

Leave it to the drama queen

To make a scene and leave

In my hand me downs
And borrowed shoes

I had good intentions up my sleeve

But I overstayed my welcome 

And she split me in two
I shouldnt have to be broken

To fit into her point of view

 

Im so used to strange
I dont know what normal is
Just when I get on my feet 
Something underneath me gives
But I can also feel the sun beneath my skin
Im going through the motions
As Im changing from within

 

Just getting by

Or just getting through

Doesnt cut it for me anymore

Im ready to enjoy the ride

From deep inside

I want to know 

What Im here for

 

Its About Time”
By Terri Hendrix/Lloyd Maines

 

Dreams vary in size
When Im down to the wire I compromise

I can do this

Or do that instead

But first I gotta get out of my bed

 

Its carpe diem on a caffeine buzz

Im chemically awake but my brains in a fuzz
As folks with too much time on their hands
Get right in the middle of the day that Ive planned

 

Its about time
and how I use it
Its about time
and how I lose it
Time

Its about time

 

Oh, time
I cant beat it
Time, I cant meet it

Time, I feel it slip by before I get a grip

 

Its about time
and how I use it
Its about time
and how I lose it
Time

Its about time

 

Sometimes I pinch my wallet

Till my knuckles bleed
And I no longer want

What I think that I need

Sometimes I charge it up and come unwound
And spend my time turning what I did around

 Its procrastination
Or living up to somebody elses expectations

Its beyond my means and over my head
Im racing through the green light while Im living in the red

 

Its about time
and how I use it

Its about time
and how I lose it

Time

Its about time

 

Oh, time

I cant beat it

Time, I cant meet it

Time, I feel it slip by before I get a grip

Its about time
and how I use it

Its about time
and how I lose it

Time

Its about time

 

Im underpaid undersexed overworked overtaxed

Spammed slammed wham-bam and thank-you Maamed

I get up go to work

Come home go to bed 

Same old same old everyday everyday

I just want some time for myself dont you get it

I just want some time for myself dont you get it

 

Oh, time
I cant beat it

Time, I cant meet it

Time, I feel it slip by before I get a grip

Its about time
and how I use it

Its about time
and how I lose it

Time

Its about time

 

“One Way”
By Terri Hendrix/Lloyd Maines

 

One way

Is the only way you see things
Its your way

Or not at all
And Im feeling like a fool for feeling
That I could light you up inside

 

Youre closed and locked up for the evening
I see your shadow behind the blinds
And Im feeling like a fool for feeling
That I could open up your mind

 

As I walk away I see 
Reality
Has caught up with me

 

You open my heart and you swim inside me
You open my soul and your blood runs through me
Youre too wrapped up in yourself to see 
How it hurts me
When you push me away

 

The only way out is the same way I came in
Ill reach inside and Ill pull myself through
Im just another fool who tried
Just another fool who tried

To open you up inside
I give up
Cause Im tired of trying

 

As I walk away I see 
Reality
Has caught up with me

Reality

Has caught up with me

 

One way 
Is the only way you see things
Its your way

Or not at all
Not at all

 

Judgment Day"
By Terri Hendrix/Lloyd Maines

 

Everybody wants to use God
When theyve nobody but themselves to blame
Everybody wants to use God 
When they do their dirty deeds in his name

 

From the Bible belt to the holy land 
They use his name to take a stand
They use their faith to make a plan
To lead to the destruction of man

Everything they embrace

Puts another child
In a Godless place 
Hands that kill

And hands that pray
Meet their maker come Judgment Day

 

Everybody wants to use God
When theyve nobody but themselves to blame
Everybody wants to use God

When they do their dirty deeds in his name

 

When it comes to hate theyre unified 
When it comes to war theyre justified
And land is used to divide 
The weak from the strong

Everything they embrace

Puts another child

In a hopeless place

Hands that kill

And hands that pray
Meet their maker come Judgment Day

 

From the ancient scripture to the modern word
Everybody wants to use God
Its not how its written

Its how its heard
Everybody wants to use God

It takes a coward to manipulate

Everything thats good
And turn it into hate
Hands that kill

And hands that pray
Meet their maker come Judgment Day

 

Monopoly”
By Terri Hendrix/Lloyd Maines

 

Supersize my fries 
Bring back two apple pies
On your way out
Turn on the radio
Goodbye originality
Say hello to conformity
In the name of change 
Were at an all time low

 

Watch whats on the TV screen
Read the paper or a magazine
And youll see
That its all about control
I miss the spice
In the melting pot 
Of our lives
It all goes down easy

But it sure aint got no soul

 

Keep it down
Keep it down
Im gonna keep it down
And turn it up
on another day

 

Keep it down
Keep it down

Weve got to keep it down
And rise up
When you hear me say

 

There aint no clear channel
Clear channel its clear to see
One choice

Takes the voice
From individuality

 

There aint no clear channel 
Clear channel its clear to see
One choice

Takes the voice
Away from you

And away from me

 

At first it was the cafe
Then the mom and pops all moved away 
Now the billboards stand 
Where they could not survive
The local DJ lost his show
After 20 years on the radio

Now were stuck with what
the monopoly provides

 

I just want something new
To shake my soul and body to 
Set up the tent I need to be revived
Make the consultant history
Keep the playlist a mystery
And dont make up my mind for me
Cause Im still alive

 

Keep it down
Keep it down
Im gonna keep it down
And turn it up
on another day

 

Keep it down
Keep it down
Weve got to keep it down
And rise up
When you hear me say

 

There aint no clear channel
Clear channel its clear to see
One choice

Takes the voice
From individuality

 

There aint no clear channel 
Clear channel its clear to see
One choice

Takes the voice
Away from you

And away from me

 

I say, Hey, hey, FCC, dont you turn your back on me!”

 

One Night Stand”
By Terri Hendrix/Glenn Fukunaga

 

Here I am in a size too small

In a crowd too large on a stool too tall

I drown my brain to ease my pain

But I remember everything that hurts

I was a spring chicken when I flew the nest

Now here I am with sagging breasts

Out of the coop and into the city

With a worm in the bottle and a drink for my pity

 

Im burning through cigs like logs in a freeze

As my pantyhose slide down around my knees

The hurdle is the girdle but it keeps my tummy tucked in tight

Its a tug of war with gravity

To lift it up or to let it be

Theres more to me than what you see

But you cant shake my tree

 

You dont know who I am

You dont know

You may think that you may know

Just who I am

But you dont know

 

You see a cheap hotel

For just one night

You read vacancy on my neon light

Ive learned to be as lonely as I let myself be

 

Im in the middle of middle age

Dont think you can turn my page

Im living like I got nothing to lose

And looking like someone you think you can use

 

But you dont know who I am

You dont know

You may think that you may know

Just who I am

But youre not even close

You dont know who I am

You dont know

You may think that you may know

Just who I am

But you dont know

 

Hey Now”
By Terri Hendrix/Lloyd Maines

 

Hey now

Its gonna be alright

Hey now, I believe

 

Kiss the evening sky and say bye bye bye

Tomorrow knows no sorrow like today

And should it come to pass

The days no better than the last

Well live it best we can anyway

 

Weve all had highs weve had lows

Its a fact of life that everybody knows

And should it come to pass

The days no better than the last

Well live it best we can anyway

 

When your heart is in the desert

And your dreams are in the stars

When you look up

And you just want to cry cry cry

keep reaching for the sun

Face the storms one by one

With faith that you will get by

 

Weve all had highs weve had lows

Its a fact of life that everybody knows

And should it come to pass

The days no better than the last

Well live it best we can anyway

 

When troubles at your door

And you cant take it anymore

Call on your strength from within

May your soul be your guide

To come out the other side

May you shine in the sun once again

 

Hey now

Its gonna be alright

Hey now, I believe

 

Live in San Marcos

Get Up"
By Terri Hendrix/Lloyd Maines/Glenn Fukunaga/Paul Pearcy

Something ‘bout you makes me wanna sing gospel

Something ‘bout you makes me jump and shout

One taste of your holy water

Makes me wanna figure it out

 

So I get up, get up

Oh I get up, get up

Yeah I do

 

Something ‘bout you is like a revival

You raise my soul up from the dead

I clap my hands and shout hallelujah

To the bells ringing in my head

 

And I get up, get up

Oh I get up, get up

Yeah I do

 

Somehow, someway

You and me

We always make it through

Make it through

Yeah we do

Yeah we do

 

Sleep all day and whine if you wanna

Or you can rise up from your bed

When you think of things in life

That haunt you

Remember what I have said

 

Baby, get up, get up

Oh you get up off your butt

Yeah you do

When you’re tired

When you’re weary

 

Somehow, someway

You and me

We always make it through

Make it through

Yeah we do

Yeah we do

Come on!

 

Something ‘bout you takes me to the weekend

A breezy drive straight off into the deep end

Your lips turn my heart into quicksand

There you go, there you go now

 

Something ‘bout you keeps me up at night

You got two strong arms to hold me tight

It takes two baby to make it through all right

I say here we go, here we go

Here we go now

 

Get up, get up

Get up, get up

Yeah you do

When you’re tired

When you’re weary

You just gotta

Get up, get up

Baby you get up, get up

Yeah you do

 

Somehow, someway

You and me

We always make it through

Make it through

Yeah we do

Yeah we do

Come on!

 

“All Woman”
By Terri Hendrix

 

Oh, if I slip 

from your fingertips

Oh, if my lips

they should slip

From your lips

Oh, don’t you leave me

Love me, like I am

 

I’m a wish dish

I’m a peppermint kiss

You’ve never had it this good, baby

Not like this

I’m all woman

Hard to handle, easy to hold

That’s right ...

 

All woman

All woman

All woman

Hard to handle, easy to hold

 

That’s right I’m

All woman

All woman

All woman

Hard to handle, easy to hold

 

Hold that camera, do it on three

I’ll smile for you baby

Say ‘cheese cheese cheese!’

It’s hard to handle, easy to hold

 

Oh I’ve got to S-W-I-N-G

Hold my picture till I ring

It’s hard to handle, easy to hold

 

That’s right I’m

All woman

All woman

All woman

Hard to handle, easy to hold

That’s right I’m

All woman

All woman

Last time I checked

Hard to handle, easy to hold

 

All right now talk to me!

Talk to me!

 

(Scat singing)

 

Hold me

Don’t you

Scold me

Let me

Make love to you

 

Miss me

Kiss me

If I’ve gotta leave

Before we’re through

Rawr! 

S-W-I-N-G

Hold my picture till I ring

Hard to handle, easy to hold

 

That’s right I’m

All woman

All woman

All woman

Hard to handle, easy to hold

I’m easy to hold

I’m easy to hold

Yeah

 

The Ring

 

“Goodbye Charlie Brown”
By Terri Hendrix

 

Goodbye Charlie Brown
Hello new century
Open up your schoolbooks to

The new page in history

 

Where did the time go?

When was the change?

How can something familiar

Suddenly look so strange?

 

Goodbye knowing

All that you thought you knew

Its time to guess

And place a bet 

On what this world

Is coming to

 

Say that youre with me 

Say that youll stay

Goodbye Charlie Brown

Things are coming around my way

Reality is what you see

When you want to know 

Close your eyes

And let it all go

Or turn on the TV

Turn up the show

And hold on

 

Goodbye Charlie Brown

You kick that ball

You hit the sky

Damn the soul

That shoots you down

Cause they dont have the guts to try

No, they dont have the guts to try

Its tomorrow in Australia

This world is gonna stick around

Nothings coming to an end today

Goodbye Charlie Brown

 

Spinning Off”
By Terri Hendrix

 

Its hard to play the role

When youre feeling bizarre

Hard to stay grounded

When youre seeing stars

Im spinning off

And I dont know how to land

I held my temper

Till it burned my hands

Flew off the handle

Now nothing stands

Im spinning off

And I dont know how to land
 

You can take me
Take me down
Take me down

Or lift up the ground

Im spinning off

And I dont know how to land

 

I went outside

And gave the world a toss

I shook out my change

I counted the loss

Did you take it

Or did I give you a hand

The hard way

Is how Ive learned

I have little to show

For what Ive earned

Im spinning off

And I dont know how to land
 

Im spinning off  

High above the flames
I lowered myself

To the level of the games
Nothings turned out

Like I planned

Ive been putting out fires

All over town

What took me years to build

Is all coming down

Im spinning off

And I dont know how to land
 

I Found The Lions”
By Terri Hendrix

I found the lions

I escaped their jaws

I kept a few of their teeth 

But I let them keep their claws

 

I found the lions

Or maybe they found me

Could have been bad luck 

Or could have been my destiny

 

I played dead 

But my pulse was too loud

The hyenas giggled

The lions formed a crowd

 

I played dead 
The buzzards in the tree 
Waited for the lions

To make a meal out of me

Dont mess with the mighty mighty jungle
Swim through the ocean
Eat the fish in the sea

Dont mess with the mighty mighty jungle
Because where you find the lions
You will find me

I found the lions 
I fell into their lair
No one was there to help me

No one was there to care

 

I found the lions

Or maybe they found me
When you stumble in the jungle
It is all a mystery

I played dead
They tossed me around

I kept one eye on the buzzards

And the other on the ground
 

I played dead 
My blood turned thin
The hyenas giggled

As the lions closed in

 

Out of me

Out of me

Youll get a little grub

A little bit of skin

And a bone for the cub

No monkey

No beast

No dinner

No feast

No flood of blood

To say the least

 

Out of me

Out of me

Youll come to find 

Im the king

Of your state of mind

Out of me

Out of me

Out of me youll get

All that you

Will come to regret

  
Truth Is Strange”
By Terri Hendrix

 

Here comes my history

I see it all in front of me

Why I lied is a mystery

It never brought me piece of mind

 

If I could tell it like it is

There would be no times like this

The facts are hit and miss

And wont leave me behind

 

Truth is strange

I wish I could change

Everything Ive said

And everything Ive done

There is no compromise

In the room of lies

In the room of lies

The truth shall come

 

I want to keep I straight

I want to rest at night

I want to be the one true thing

You count on to be right

I want my history

To be something we outlast

So when we see it face to face

We know its in our past

 

Trust is gone with the first lie told

Trust is gone

With the truth you withhold

Truth is strange

  

“From Another Planet”
By Terri Hendrix/Lloyd Maines

 

Janet from another planet

Says Johnny can
Make a big come back

From Johnny land
When the rabbit ears work

On the TV set
They settle for the only channel

They can get

 

Rosanne from another land

Says Dans fridge
Has photos of his folks

And his two kids
She gave him a glossy five by seven

He stuck a magnet on her face

And put her photo on the oven

This whole world

Is round like a ball 
You either roll with it

Or dont roll at all
Ninety miles an hour

Just to get home
I go ninety miles an hour
Just to sleep alone

June from the moon was FFA
She put on her blue coat every day
Shed take it off for a roll in the hay

Now shes OA

And single at the PTA

 

Bobby-Joe from San Angelo

Owns a chicken-fry diner in the Stop-n-Go

Its the last stop on this galaxy

And the only thing the truckers want

Is the coffee free

From another planet

From another planet

We want a taste of what aint ready yet

Under the lid

Steamin’ in a pot

Itll burn your tongue

When its young and hot

From another planet

Off Sycamore Street

We drink wine in paper cups

And stare at our feet

Weve been the flat

Weve been the spare

And the fifth wheel on a ride

We call solitaire

 

I sleep alone

Cause my heart

Turned to granite

I sleep alone

Cause Im from another planet


“Consider Me”
By Terri Hendrix

 

Do I kiss you like you need to be kissed?

Miss you like you need to be missed?

If I do I need you to consider me

 

If its all about you baby let me go

Youve been around me long enough to know

I need you to consider me

 

I hold you like I need you to hold me

I know what thats worth

For the tide shall take back those not grounded

Faithfully to this earth

 

I call you like I need you to call me

I do what I say

I show up on time

You back out on me every day

Every single day

 

We go around and around again

We return where we begin

If the opposite of what you say is true

What am I to you?

 

Nightwolves”
By Terri Hendrix/Glenn Fukunaga

 

Where do you go

To get your kicks

When the sun sets low

Across the sticks

What do you take

To get your fix
And leave it in the rear view

 

Its in the rear view left behind
You dont look back for peace of mind
You uncurl just as I wind
Up with the night wolves

They come to me with yellow eyes 
As the moon touches the sky

What do you do to ignore their cries
And leave it in the rear view

 

Its in the rear view kicking up dust
You let it go and you adjust
As for me 
Ill be
Up with the night wolves

I spend my days half asleep 
Cause every night

Im up counting sheep

The flock is mine

And mine to keep

Im up with the night wolves

 

The tick of the clock

The pains and the aches

The unpaid bills

And the past mistakes
The cold of the night is coming through

I cant leave it in the rear view

The images wont let me be 

What you dont notice

I can see

As you rest

Youll find me

Up with the night wolves

 

The Fact Is”
By Terri Hendrix

 

The fact is
I cant get up off my ass
I had a head-on with a thought
I want to catch

What cant be caught

So give it a rest
And Ill do whats best
Right or wrong
Dont rush me
Im coming along

The fact is 
Life is expensive
Ive paid dues from here to Mars
Each leap of faith has left its scars

Ive been who I am 
Ive been who Im not
Both have led me to this place 
To catch what cant be caught

I did what they said 
I did what you said too

Both have led me to find

My own point of view

Right or wrong

The fact is

Im comin’ along

The fact is

We go head to head 

And heart to heart

And Im holding it together
While Im falling apart

 

So lets give it a rest
Ill do whats best
Right or wrong
Dont rush me
Im coming along

The fact is 
Im coming along

 

"The Ring"
By Terri Hendrix

When we were kids
We'd lay awake at night
And listen to my mom and dad talk about money
When times were tight
My mom would raise her voice
My dad wouldn't say a thing
He'd walk outside
Turn on his workshop light
And he'd work on a ring

My dad earned the Soldier's Medal
And the Purple Heart in Vietnam
He learned how to make jewelry
To ease his mind on the ship back home
The war left him changed
He never said a thing

Every time he thought about it
He'd work on the ring

We watched him through the window
As he worked one afternoon
He held the silver half dollar in his hand
As he tapped the edges with a spoon
When I asked my dad if he was mad
He never said a thing
It seemed to ease his troubled mind
As he worked on the ring

Every holiday
We gather round the table
As my dad prays
And when we close our eyes