On The River Road

by Karen Savoca

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on the river road crazy theresa's got a smile on her hips she drives a taxi and she makes good tips since she quit smokin got a nose like a bloodhound if you want her well, she's around sister sheila standin on the corner dressed all in black and lookin just like a mourner nobody told her nobody warned her about the heartbreak kid what he did, singin honey honey, i got to know you ain't got no money but i got plenty to show you honey honey, meet me on the river road cici riposo got a head like a bean he steers a t-bird like you've never seen picks up the young ones at the dairy queen sayin, hop on in now honey honey... see that outlaw sittin under a tree his collar's buttoned so his girl won't see she tells her mama just before she leaves i wish they would've hanged him he was nothin but trouble singin honey honey, i got to know you ain't got no money but i got plenty to show you honey honey, meet me on the river road Written by Karen Savoca ©1993 Alcove/BMI
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lucky you're mine hey come on over here i wanna put my lips to your ear i've been restless tossin around at night if i've been unkind i apologize i'm lucky lucky you're mine so come on over here i wanna put my lips to your ear i get tired of waitin for the day that river will rise and take us away i'm lucky so lucky lucky you're mine we could ride through the sky on the milky way day or night i just gotta hear ya just gotta hear ya say hey come on over here lemme put my lips to your ear i've been restless cause i'm ready to fly howlin at the moon lookin for a sign just thinkin about you takin all my time i'm lucky so lucky lucky you're mine Written by Karen Savoca ©1993 Alcove/BMI
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till my heart you've been gone so long like a wild seed you have blown i listen to the wind i could swear that i heard you come in won't you blow this way again till my heart love me like a blazing star take me everywhere you are comfort me till my heart now the corn is cut to the ground and i can see for miles around i had a horse thought that he could fly i'd like to ride him straight on up to the sky where we'd be right by your side till my heart ... you've been gone so long like a wild steed you have flown i listen to the wind i could swear that i heard you comin oh won't you blow this way again till my heart love me like a blazing star take me everywhere you are comfort me till my heart Written by Karen Savoca ©1993 Alcove/BMI
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light a candle planting poison where a crop would grow while many people go hungry and cold it's safe they say, but everybody knows we can't believe what we're told in the sky i see a cloud hangs over freedom like a shroud while those who know (enough to say) will race with time to get away do we bow our heads to the lie? or shake our fists and demand to know why we don't know how to put out the fire they say the cloud won't come this way but if it does, it'll be too late that one may fade but more may follow and it could happen tomorrow do we bow our heads to the lie? or shake our fists and demand to know why we don't know how to put out the fire still some can be so so cold they'd destroy it all for a cup of gold we've gotta fight them to the end and light our candles in the wind i'm gonna light a candle come on and light a candle you light yours and i'll light mine we're gonna see this world shine light a candle light a candle in the wind Written by Karen Savoca ©1993 Alcove/BMI
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Sanctuary 03:42
sanctuary i built my temple and i painted it white now every night i sing with angels thay come and visit me while i sleep in my sanctuary you built your temple and you tore it down in your own town you walk like a stranger just another dream that fell to the ground in need of sanctuary i built my temple and i painted it white my door is open you can come inside i can't offer you any more than my sanctuary Written by Karen Savoca ©1993 Alcove/BMI
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language of love you believe you can do nothing to save yourself you've got demons you need help and you're afraid to trust yourself i believe that i'm the only one can save myself we may walk a different road we're both tryin to go the right way i wanna hear the language of love that's all ya have to do gimme the good news and speak to me in the language of love you can do anything you want it's up to you the sky will open wide and gather all of us inside on that day we'll dance and sing circles round the sun we'll throw our sins away we'll laugh and play like children i wanna hear the language of love that's all ya have to do gimme the good news and speak to me in the language of love Written by Karen Savoca ©1993 Alcove/BMI
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eight tons of b-flat i dissolve in the water see it run like the tide to the sand it's a good man's failin won't you hold me in your hand won't you hold back the river, baby i can't swim maybe i should go away maybe i should take a walk else i might do or say somethin to hurt you you know this routine too well stuck inside an empty shell how can ya stand livin like that? with eight tons of b-flat i dissolve in the bottle i dissolve on the edge of the rim it's a good man's failin won't you hold me in your hand won't you hold back the river, baby i can't swim hold back the river, baby i can't swim Written by Karen Savoca ©1993 Alcove/BMI
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This Train 06:30
this train i see the silver lining in every cloud today wheels turn, it's so inspiring could be they go my way i'm just a faithful daughter livin in a fickle world emotions run like water i'm still a little girl waitin for summer with a restless heart this train puffin out loud this train takin me away this train movin at a clip now this train takin me there are so many questions where are they going to end i'm on a new direction i don't have to pretend trouble, you stay behind me and i'll have no reason to complain clouds come, you know where i'll be dancin in the rain sayin come on summer take this restless heart wake this restless heart this train puffin out loud this train takin me away this train movin atr a clip now this train takin me i see the silver lining in every cloudy day wheels turn, it's so inspiring could be they go my way Written by K. Savoca & P.Heitzman ©1993 Alcove/BMI

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Produced by Tom "T-Bone" Wolk, Pete Heitzman & Karen Savoca

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released March 13, 1993

Mixed and recorded at Alcove Sound by Tim Leitner and Pete Heitzman
Asst by Anthony Aquilato

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Karen Savoca Oneida, New York

Karen’s baby diary reads, "20 months, knows 6 songs." Her mother, a big band singer, was not surprised to find her constantly dancing and singing.

"A voice with this much strength and easy confidence is a rare find. Her songs are filled with good humor, sensuality and nature's simple pleasures. She can work a sly smile into a lyric that makes you smile in spite of yourself." All Music Guide
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