Shawn Nelson & the Ramblers Lyrics

  1. I'm Gone
  2. Get'n By
  3. Granola Rodeo
  4. Troubadour
  5. Gypsy Rider
  6. Eliza Lou
  7. Upside Down
  8. Desert Bloom
  9. Everything
  10. Mistah Mojo
  11. Tulia

Production Credits


1. I'm Gone

Waste my precious youth on cigarettes and booze
But that ain’t nothin’new
‘Cause if you take today and make it yesterday
It would all be the same
Everyday

Chorus
Today is the day that I’ll walk outta here and say
That I’m leavin’ even if I gotta to crawl
I’m gone

Well I’m walkin’ lines and barley keepin’ time
With all the trouble in mind
If I could only do what I’m supposed to do
Well I would never be blue
Oh so blue

Written by Shawn Nelson.
© 2009 Fonky Tonk Music (BMI) All Rights Reserved.


Lead Vocals and Acoustic Guitar – Shawn Nelson; Electric Guitar and Harmony Vocals – Joe Faulhaber; Shaun Dickerson – Bass; Mooke Mayrath – Drums; Louis Landry - Keys


2. Get'n By

Take the trail so green
Listen to the summer sing
Pick your piece of mind
Spend the day creekside

Chorus

Getting by
Getting by

Yes I guess you should know
It’s the place I love to go
Watch my peoples play
Ah just dream the day away

The sun begins to set
No the day has no regret
So the moon is the hills
Hill country high still

Written by Shawn Nelson. © 2009 Fonky Tonk Music (BMI) All Rights Reserved.

Lead Vocals and Acoustic Guitar – Shawn Nelson; Electric Guitar – Joe Faulhaber; Shaun Dickerson – Bass; Mooke Mayrath – Drums; Louis Landry - Keys


3. Granola Rodeo

I gave up on Houston a long time ago
Family livin’ just ain’t fit for rock n roll
But lately whiskey drinkin’ and stayin’ mighty stoned
Has got me thinkin’ maybe I should pack it up and take it home

Chorus

I need the rhythm but I don’t wanna rock
I need the soul but I don’t wanna roll
Please won’t you take me, I wanna go
I wanna ride in the granola rodeo

They got lots of cowboys but all them cowboys is high
Pickin’ and a grinnin’ singin’ in the morning light
You can have the hippies and take them rednecks too
Me I’ll be caught between cryin’ them country blues

I wanna ride in the granola rodeo

Written by Shawn Nelson. © 2009 Fonky Tonk Music (BMI) All Rights Reserved.

Lead Vocals and Acoustic Guitar – Shawn Nelson; Electric Guitar, Harmonica and Harmony Vocals – Joe Faulhaber; Shaun Dickerson – Bass; Mooke Mayrath – Drums; Louis Landry - Keys


4. Troubadour

Walking the streets of San Sabby
Spend your evenings up and down the alleys
See the Spanish girl she seems to strut for show
Hola chica, que tal? Bien, gracias.
Hasta luego

Don’t know really who I am
Oh that’s right I’m lost in Amsterdam
See the top hat man say when he’s God
He’s gonna take a day, to destroy this place
For it’s a zoo and I can’t feel my face

But there ain’t nothin’ better than Bavaria
Or a night train out to Czechoslovakia
You got guitars grinding for the Absinthe minded
Just ignore the door and the bottles on the floor
We getting down

Ain’t it funny to be on a farm?
With some Aussies and Kiwis in Switzerland
Where the crops grow free, so high and clean
And the mountain’s refrain, lead the hippie parade
Don’t wanna leave

Written by Shawn Nelson.
© 2009 Fonky Tonk Music (BMI) All Rights Reserved.

Lead Vocals and Acoustic Guitar – Shawn Nelson; Electric Guitar and Harmony Vocals – Joe Faulhaber; Shaun Dickerson – Bass and Harmony Vocals; Mooke Mayrath – Drums; Louis Landry - Keys, Mandolin and Harmony Vocals


5. Gypsy Rider

Take me to the river, take me to the sea
Feel the water flowin’, set my spirit free
Gypsy Rider, take a ride with me

Take me to the music, take me to the show
Gotta get the groove, gotta feel the flow
Gypsy Rider, c’mon let it flow
Gyspy Rider, c’mon let it flow

Climb the mountain high, into the starry sky
Eye the earth below, let your body go
Gypsy Rider, c’mon let it go

Best you mind the muse, best do what you choose
Gotta get what you want, brother want what you need
Gypsy Rider, shine your light on me
Gypsy Rider, shine your light on me

Written by Shawn Nelson. © 2009 Fonky Tonk Music (BMI) All Rights Reserved.

Lead Vocals and Acoustic Guitar – Shawn Nelson; Electric Guitar– Joe Faulhaber; Shaun Dickerson – Bass; Mooke Mayrath – Drums; Louis Landry - Keys


6. Eliza Lou

Written by Louis Landry

Lead Vocals and Acoustic Guitar – Shawn Nelson; Electric Guitar, Harmonica and Harmony Vocals – Joe Faulhaber; Shaun Dickerson – Bass and Harmony Vocals; Mooke Mayrath – Drums; Louis Landry - Keys and Harmony Vocals


7. Upside Down

The afternoon sun seems to shine in the morning
Wakes me from my peaceful slumbering
So I sit on the front porch and light me a smoke for
Another wasted day that passed me by
Yea I’m upside down and feelin’ fine

I got me a girl she dwells in the desert
Spends her days dreaming for a change
So c’mon down to Texas they’ll never arrest us
For swinging on those hill country vines
Swingin’ upside down and feelin' fine

Chorus
Fine, Fine, Fine
I’m feeling fine
’m feeling fine

If I had a secret would you even believe it?
If I told you I was broken down
But I got my believers and those over-achievers
They can have all I have left behind

My retinas are fried from the fluorescent lights
And I don’t ever wanna work again
So where the party at pass me the bottle
And let’s get down to business you and I

Written by Shawn Nelson. © 2009 Fonky Tonk Music (BMI) All Rights Reserved.

Lead Vocals and Acoustic Guitar – Shawn Nelson; Electric Guitar and Harmony Vocals – Joe Faulhaber; Shaun Dickerson – Bass and Harmony Vocals; Mooke Mayrath – Drums; Louis Landry - Keys and Harmony Vocals


8. Desert Bloom

You left me so damn defenseless to your shades of desert bloom
And I can’t cover all the distance walking fields of solitude
And if I could I would run away with you today
And wash these troubled days away

Chorus

I don’t give a damn ‘bout Arizona skies
Or Colorado Rocky misty mountain highs
All I want is you
You can take all of Texas and throw in the sea
And I won’t give a damn as long as you’re with me
All I need is you
My desert bloom

I keep going through the motions, hoping something will give
Waiting alone with my devotion just ain’t no way to live
And if I could I would wrap myself ‘round you tonight
And make everything all right

Written by Shawn Nelson. © 2009 Fonky Tonk Music (BMI) All Rights Reserved.

Lead Vocals and Acoustic Guitar – Shawn Nelson; Electric Guitar and Harmony Vocals – Joe Faulhaber; Shaun Dickerson – Bass and Harmony Vocals; Mooke Mayrath – Drums; Louis Landry - Keys and Harmony Vocals


9. Everything

Don’t really need that much, two hots, a cot and a truck
To drive my blues away
But you give me so much more, much more than I bargained for
And it’ll never be the same
Yea everything has changed

You think you got it wrong, giving your life to a song
‘Cause you can never get it right
But then you come along, when then night is long
And the day does the same

Chorus

Yea everything has changed
Everything’ll change, everything’ll change
It’ll never be the same, everything’ll change

And if tomorrow brings, no hope of harmony
And the days they seem, to drag on with no melody
I will never ever walk away, no, no, now baby
I said everything has changed

Now when you got it good, living like you should
Don’t you ever turn away
Just watch them wheels they roll, down the road you go
In your own peculiar way
Yea everything will change

Everything will change, everything will change, it’ll never be the same
Everything will change, everything will change, everything will change
It’ll never be the same, everything will change, change, change

Written by Shawn Nelson. © 2009 Fonky Tonk Music (BMI) All Rights Reserved.

Lead Vocals and Acoustic Guitar – Shawn Nelson; Electric Guitar and Harmony Vocals – Joe Faulhaber; Shaun Dickerson – Bass and Harmony Vocals; Mooke Mayrath – Drums; Louis Landry - Keys and Harmony Vocals


10. Mistah Mojo

Kris Kristofferson speaks to me
Got me livin’ free in dirty jeans
Torn between my Bobby McGee and The Pilgrim Chapter 33 in me

Got a heavy head dancin’ with the dead
And I can’t seem to find my peace of mind
I hear them talkin’ watch you walkin’ out the door of nevermore

Mister Mojo
Mister Mojo

Been walkin’ this town head in the clouds
Losing myself and falling down
Busted broke and in between
So look out Legba ‘cause I know you pry
On the downtrodden just passing by
You know you got what I need
So gimme, gimme, gimme Legba

Gimme your gris-gris
You and your ju-ju
Gimme your gris-gris please
Gimme your gris-gris
Mister Mojo won’t you set me free
Gimme your gris-gris
Mister Mojo

Written by Shawn Nelson. © 2009 Fonky Tonk Music (BMI) All Rights Reserved.

Lead Vocals and Acoustic Guitar – Shawn Nelson; Electric Guitar and Harmony Vocals – Joe Faulhaber; Shaun Dickerson – Bass and Harmony Vocals; Mooke Mayrath – Drums; Louis Landry - Keys and Harmony Vocals; Josh Van Maele


11. Tulia

Tell me Tulia
How could you do that to me
Tell me Tulia
Do you still remember me
Well you found me guilty
For living free
Tell me Tulia
How could you do that to me

Oh Ramona
Well I’m down on my knees
Oh Ramona
Girl I’m begging Him please
Don’t you leave me lonely
Don’t you do that to me
Oh Ramona
Well I’m down on my knees

Tell me Tulia
How could you do that to me
And you Ramona
Well I’m down on my knees

Written by Shawn Nelson.
© 2009 Fonky Tonk Music (BMI) All Rights Reserved.


Lead Vocals and Acoustic Guitar – Shawn Nelson; Electric Guitar – Joe Faulhaber; Shaun Dickerson – Bass; Mooke Mayrath – Drums; Louis Landry - Keys


Production Credits

Independent Release 2004
Recorded by Ricky Sullivan and David Pratt at ACC Studios in Austin, TX.
Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Louis Landry
All songs written by Shawn Nelson except: Track 6 "Eliza Lou" by Louis Landry
© 2009 Fonky Tonk Music (BMI) All Rights Reserved. All Rights Reserved

Shawn Nelson
- Lead Vocals and Acoustic Guitar; Joe Faulhaber - Electric Guitar, Harmonica and Harmony Vocals; Shaun Dickerson – Bass and Harmony Vocals; Mooke Mayrath – Drums and Percussion; Louis Landry - Keys, Mandolin, Percussion and Harmony Vocals