When We Can Dance
Buck Buchanan - vocals, rhythm guitar and accordian
Marcus Engstrom - electric guitars
Michael Gillan - vocals and drums
Mark O'Boyle - steel guitar

Russ Olsen - vocals and bass guitar
Mike Parsons - vocals. mandolin and fiddle
Special appearance by Carol Buchanan - harmony vocals

I’m Blue, I’m Lonesome

 

The lonesome sound of a train goin' by
Makes me wanna stop and cry
I recall the day it took you away
I'm blue, I'm lonesome too 

 

Well when I hear the whistle blow
I wanna pack my suitcase and go
The lonesome sound of a train goin' by
Makes me wanna stop and cry

 

In the still of the night, ‘neath the pale moonlight
The wind, it moans and sighs
These awful blues, I just can't lose
I'm blue, I'm lonesome too

 

Well when I hear that ol’ lonesome whistle blow
I wanna pack my suitcase and go
The lonesome sound of a train goin' by
Makes me wanna stop and cry

 

I'm blue, I'm lonesome too


​ - Hank Williams/Bill Monroe

 

When We Can Dance

 

When we can dance again and hang out with our friends

Do the things we did together now and then

Oh it will be so fine, spending our time

Leaving all our worries far behind

 

        Right now it seems interrupted dreams

        Haunt us night and day

        Just hang on my friend, there will be an end

        And you know we will dance again

 

When boots are on the floor, and no locks on the door

We’ll be together again

Then we will pass the time with such peace of mind

When all our friends can dance again

                            © Buck Buchanan

Fly

 

Hello not much to say

Nothin’s goin’ on, just another normal day

Sun is up, clouds are high

Breeze is blowin, things are gettin’ dry

 

    Gotta get my old truck goin’

    If I wanta get paid, I gotta start showin’ up

    Hard to say where I’d be now

If I hadn’t listened to my heart

Hadn’t listened to my heart

Hadn’t listened to my heart

When it told me to fly

 

I’ll ask “what’s new”?

“How’re things goin’ since he walked out on you”?

I’ll bet your blue

Cried a million tears, burned a few bridges too

 

    Gotta get your old heart goin’

    Try and forget it, just start showin’ up

    Hard to say where you’d be now

If you hadn’t listened to your heart

Hadn’t listened to your heart

Hadn’t listened to your heart

When it told you to fly

 

    Hard to say where we’d be now

If we hadn’t listened to our heart

Hadn’t listened to our heart

Hadn’t listened to our heart

When it told us to fly                © Buck Buchanan 2020

                    Crazy Wild Desire

 

I'm married to an angel  who's heart is warm and true              

Still I keep on doing these crazy things I do 

I step around with others  while my conscience burns like fire          

How can I stop this crazy wild desire?

 

    I know that she knows that's what hurts me most of all

    To think that she still loves this fool who let's his morals fall

    Lord give me strength before her patience tires

    Please help me stop this crazy wild desire


 

    I know that she knows that's what hurts me most of all

    To think that she still loves this fool who let's his morals fall

    Lord give me strength before her patience tires

    Please help me stop this crazy wild desire

    Yes I step around with others while her conscience burns like fire

             How can I stop this crazy wild desire?

   


 

                            Mel Tillis/Webb Pierce

Refugee

 

I won’t live my life in fear, of “huddled masses” movin’ here,

“Tired and poor, just yearning to breathe free”

Chinese, Irish, Muslim, Jew, do not apply they don’t want you

Livin in “the Land of Liberty”, God have mercy on the refugee

 

All the lies that they tell, puts poison in the well

Citizens become the enemy

Chinese, Irish, Muslim, Jew, do not apply they don’t want you

Livin in “the Land of Liberty”, God have mercy on the refugee

 

    They can’t go back they can’t go home

    Nothin’s left there it’s all gone

    Death and blood and pain and misery

    God have mercy on the refugee

 

Now they’re gonna “build a wall”, protect ourselves from them all

No freedom in security

Spanish, Asian, Muslim, Jew, do not apply they don’t want you

Livin in “the Land of Liberty”, God have mercy on the refugee

 

    See they can’t go back they can’t go home

    Nothin’s left there it’s all gone

    Little children cry in misery

    God have mercy on the refugee

 

All your family history, is nothin’ next to Cherokee

Lakota, Cheyenne, Choctaw, or Hopi

Spanish, Asian, Muslim, Jew, we’re not like “them” we’re just like “you”

Livin in “the Land of Liberty”, God have mercy on the refugee

 

God have mercy on the refugee

 

God have mercy.

                                Buck Buchanan© 2017

Loves’ Burnin’ Flame

 

Baby no battle, Darlin’ no war

We ain’t got time for that anymore

Take the heartache and all of the pain

Turn em to ashes in loves burnin’ flame

 

    Loves’ burnin’ flame, loves’ burnin’ flame

    Turn em to ashes in loves’ burnin’ flame

 

I know you’ve cheated, you know I’ve lied

Both of us caused those tears we’ve cried

Take the anger, and all of the shame

Turn em to ashes in loves burnin’ flame

 

Ride over chorus

 

        If there’s an ember from that old desire

        Take that spark and with our hearts

        Ignite a ragin’ fire

 

    Loves’ burnin’ flame, loves’ burnin’ flame

    Turn em to ashes in loves’ burnin’ flame

 

    Turn em to ashes in loves’ burnin’ flame


 

                                © Buck Buchanan 2018   

Leave This Town

 

Saw you at the laundromat, that was a while ago

Haven’t seen you fillin’ up your truck, at the Conoco

You ain’t been dancin’ in The Lariat 

Where we used to hang around

Baby did you find a way to leave this town?

 

Didn’t make the rodeo, hadn’t missed a year

Thought the lights on the ferris wheel, would get you here

Then I remember the tears, dreams burnin’ down

Baby did you find a way to leave this town?

 

    Outta here a rearview mirror is all you need to see

    Your heart will forget him, it just never knew about me

    When your eyes are dry and the dust has settled down

    Baby could you find a way back to this town?

 

Ride over Chorus

 

    Outta here a rearview mirror is all you need to see

    Your heart will forget him, it just never knew about me

    When your eyes are dry and the dust has settled down

    Baby could you find a way back to this town?

    Baby could you find a way back to this town?

    Have no fear I’ll be right here, when you drive back into town


 

                                    © Buck Buchanan

                                    © Kostas

Que Paso

Hey, baby, que paso?
Thought I was your only vato
Hey, baby, que paso?
Please don't leave me de ese modo

 

Come on, baby, turn around
Let me see your pretty brown eyes
Don't you know that I love you?
Please don't leave me de ese modo

 

Hey, baby, que paso?
Thought I was your only vato
Hey, baby, que paso?
Won't you give me un beso?


Hey, baby, que paso?
Thought I was your only vato
Hey, baby, que paso?
Please don't leave me de ese mo

 

Come on, baby, turnaround
Let me show you how I feel
Don't you know that I love you
And me corazon is real?

 

Hey, baby, que paso?
Thought I was your only vato
Hey, baby, que paso?
Please don't leave me de ese mo


 

Hey, baby, que paso?
Thought I was your only vato
Hey, baby, que paso?
Please don't leave me de ese mo

 

Hey, baby, que paso?
Thought I was your only vato
Hey, baby, que paso?
Won't you give me un beso?


 

                                A Meyers/B Sheffield

 Alibi Waltz

 

You’ve got a husband, I’ve got a wife

We promised to love for the rest of our life

A company party last April downtown

We crossed the line, now we’re slippin’ around

 

    We’ll dance the alibi waltz

    We can’t undo this no matter the cost

    We’ll dance the alibi waltz

    Yes we’ll dance the alibi waltz

 

You’re workin’ late, I’m seein’ a friend

I can’t for the life of me make this thing end

Tears of the children, are breakin’ my heart

We took their world, and tore it apart

 

    We’ll dance the alibi waltz

    We can’t undo this no matter the cost

    We’ll dance the alibi waltz

    Yes we’ll dance the alibi waltz

 

Ride over Verse

 

    We’ll dance the alibi waltz

    We can’t undo this no matter the cost

    We’ll dance the alibi waltz

    Yes we’ll dance the alibi waltz




 

                                © Buck Buchanan

Livin’ it Down

 

A full full confession, not just a reason to leave

A cruel cruel obsession, with the heart on my sleeve

Everybody knows what goes on in this town

I’m livin’ alone, and livin’ it down

 

Momma could have told me, about a girl like you

No no angel that’s for sure

Take a heart, burn it down

I’m livin’ alone and livin’ it down

 

    Livin’ it down, layin low

    Lickin’ my wounds, everybody knows

    What goes on, in this little town

    I’m livin’ alone and livin’ it down

 

        On the outside, perfume and curls

        There’s a heart of stone beatin’ deep inside that girl

 

Ride over Chorus

 

    Livin’ it down, layin low

    Lickin’ my wounds, everybody knows

    What goes on, in this little town

    I’m livin’ alone and livin’ it down


 

                                Buck Buchanan © 2019

You Don’t Love Me No More

 

Got some tears to cry, alone with the blues

Sittin’ on this barstool, drinkin” over you

Pieces of my heart scattered on the floor

I got some tears to cry, you don’t love me no more

 

    There was a time, we’d do this town

    Spendin’ our money, closin’ honky tonks down

    Those days are done, baby we’re all through

    Found out “true love” wasn’t so true

 

Ride over first half of chorus

 

Tried to break it to my heart, nothin’ left to break

You took it all pretty baby, nothin left to take

Pieces of my heart scattered on the floor

Got a few more tears to cry, you don’t love me no more

 

There was a time, we’d do this town

    Spendin’ our money, closin’ honky tonks down

    Those days are done, baby we’re all through

    Found out “true love” wasn’t so true

    Those days are done, baby we’re all through

    Found out “true love” wasn’t so true



 

                                    © Buck Buchanan

                                    © Kostas

       The Picture

 

Picture on a bedroom wall, piece of frozen time

Girl he should have married, ah but he left her behind

Sees the smilin’ face almost every day

Can’t believe he was the one who walked away

 

Still hears her cryin’ as he drove outta sight

She’d packed up his old guitar as the bar closed for the night

He took highway 44 and the dreams he had inside

Can’t forgive himself, he was the one who let love die

 

        When you see him, you think you’d like to be him

        Underneath neon lights, singin’ on a stage

        You don’t see him, when the lights grow dim

        Livin’ all alone without the girl from yesterday

 

Last time he heard about her, she was doin’ fine

Out in California, growin’ grapes and makin’ wine

A laughin little girl plays with her everyday

Can’t believe he was the one who walked away

 

        When you see him, you think you’d like to be him

        Underneath neon lights, singin’ on a stage

        You don’t see him, when the lights grow dim

        Livin’ all alone without the girl from yesterday

        Cryin’ all night long, he was the one who walked away

 

© Buck Buchanan



 

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