Looking For A Good Sign

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released January 7, 2006

Written, played, recorded, produced by RM
Drums - Chris Lyons

PHOTO - Jack Delano / A prisoner dancing while another plays the guitar at a prison camp. Greene County, Georgia

Courtesy of the artist and the Library of Congress
LC-USF34- 044766-E Jack Delano

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Track Name: It Takes Me Back
Hey, who's that on the shoulder
Hitchhiking across the USA
Looks like me, now maybe I'm a little older
I was sitting on my knapsack, with guitar on my knee

It takes me back, west of Pittsburgh
East of Wheeling, on my way
Hey, who's that in the front seat now
Driving nightshift in L.A.

Got some speed freak truck driver, with a nickel .38
Walk the fare and wish me a nice day, that's all right
I'm gonna take it, lucky number
Smith and Wesson, walk away
It takes me back, yeah I been lucky
It takes me back most everyday

Life can't promise you nothing, I wish I could
All bets are off now for good ...

Who's that on the corner
Standing still like they got somewhere to be
Every road I've traveled
Leave a little dust on these boots
And a little bit of sole on every traveled street

It takes me back, every highway
It takes me back down, most every day
It takes me back, west of Selma, east of Jackson
On my way
Track Name: This One's For Real
This One's For Real ©McEntoonz Music
This one's for real, this one's for real
There's nothing that I can do or say
To make her change her mind or clear her way
Now maybe she found some better deal
She's lookin' for a true heart
And this one's for real, etc.

It'd be easier to read a total stranger
Than to try and understand just how I make her feel
Ya know that I'm not out to change her
I just wanna show her, this one's for real, etc.

This one's for real this one's for real
That's how I feel , this one's for real
Track Name: Walk Your Own Way
Walk Your Own Way ©McEntoonz Music

If I were you I'd cut it loose yes, and just walk away
You've had enough of this abuse, and I've got to say to you
If ever you find yourself, in trouble's way, know then to step outside yourself
Live to see another day

'Cause someone's always trying shake you down, everywhere you go
They wanna keep you on the ground, this is what I know
There are battles you can't win, on any given day
Why even bother to begin? You should just walk your own way

If you can't help the situation, you walk your own way
If you can't help the situation, you walk your own way

There ain't nothing that's wrong with you
They'll treat you mean no matter what you do

I do believe you've tried your best to compromise
I'm thinking you deserve a rest, and realize
You can't make someone happy, takin' the time, takin' the time

If they don't wanna be happy, workin' it out
Workin' it out ........ Ain't gonna get it no, no

If you can't help the situation, you walk your own way
Track Name: On A Hill
On A Hill ©McEntoonz Music


I got a little bit, I got a little bit of time
And I'm going to take it
Maybe look around, see what I can find
Maybe do some changing
Don't know where it's gonna be
Almost doesn't matter to me
Just a cinderblock shack by the sea, is all I need

I'm gonna do what must be done
Find a little house sitting in the sun, on a hill
If I don't make some time now, you know I never will
I been thinking about dropping out
Disengaging
I been thinking about checking somewhere else out
Rearranging
I don't recognize this town anymore
Yeah there's too many dancers on the floor
And I'm looking for the exit door

I'm gonna do what must be done
Find a little house sitting in the sun, on a hill
If I don't make it happen, no one else will

So many things I already miss about this city
Most of them are you
But the future here just ain't what it used to be
I remember your touch, already miss you so much

I got a little bit, I got a little bit of time
And I've said what I needed to say to you
I'm goin' up ahead, see what I can see
Maybe find a little shack for two
I'm gonna do what must be done
Sitting in a little house sitting in the sun, on a hill
If I don't make the time now, I never will

I'm gonna do what must be done
Find a little house sitting in the sun, on a hill
If I don't make it happen, no one ever will
Track Name: Somewhere We Can Run To
Somewhere We Can Run To ©McEntoonz Music

Darlin’ why don't you phone in sick
Tell your boss some big lie
We'll leave a note for the neighbors Liz and Rick
That we'll be gone for awhile

I got place somewhere I wanna show you
A secret place somewhere we can run to

Gonna pack up the dog and car
Maybe take along one guitar
We'll buy a map if you care how far it is
'Cause I don't really know

I gotta place somewhere I wanna take you
Half a day’s drive from this crowded town
Bring that pretty little dress I bought you in Paris
I got a place, somewhere we can run to
Somewhere we can run to

There won't be any CNN
We won't have to hear 'bout the president
We won't worry 'bout Saddam Hussein or Iraq
It'll still be there when we get back

There won't be any Starbucks
There won't be any Wal-mart
There won't be any news that we can't miss
So leave your cell phone behind

Cause I got a place, somewhere I wanna take you
A secret place far from the maddening crowd
Bring that pretty little dress
That I bought you in Paris France
I got a place somewhere we can run to
Somewhere we can run to
Track Name: When The World Treats You Cold
When The World Treats You Cold ©McEntoonz Music

Who'd of thought it, who'd of known
You were falling, and you fell alone
I wish I'd been there, to break your fall
Step by step, call by call

I'm telling you please
If the world leaves you cold
You can come to me
When the world treats you cold

Feast or famine, flood or drought
We take our chances by even going out
So don't let 'em rile you, break you down
I'll be your sunshine, I'll be around

No matter how much you give them
They'll always want so much more

I'd hold my pride
Keep my head down low
Get that paycheck bread

Baby please if the world leaves you cold
You can come to me
When the world treats you cold
Track Name: Down A Side Road
Down A Side Road ©McEntoonz Music
Just passing through this town
Don't know no way around
My wheels have never touched the ground here before

I don't need no map
I'm on vacation
From a world that's getting smaller and smaller to me

There was a sign a few miles back
Saying something I didn't read
We're on our own, down this side road
We're rolling down this side road

These are contentious times, makes me want to run
From all these alleged crimes from a war they say never can be won

I don't know just what is true, even less what I can do
Try and keep on driving through the dark times

Let the shadows fall, Let the shadows fall, Let the shadows fall
Away from you
Let the shadows fall, Let the shadows fall, Let the shadows fall
Away from you

I knew a few years back, Jerusalem for me
Can only be reached, down this side road

So I'm passing through your town
Don't know no way around it
My wheels may never touch this ground here again

As a shadow falls, across my land
I'll take my chances down this side road
Yeah we're rolling down this side road you and me
Track Name: Keeping It New
Keeping It New ©McEntoonz Music


Keeping it new, keeping it new, keeping it new, keeping it new
The longer I know you, the more that you do
Keeping it new, keeping it new

Some day I'm gonna take to heart what you said
Get out on the other side of my bed
I'm so sure I know I know,
I know your story your m.o.
The older I get the more stubborn I am in my head

Keeping it new, keeping it new
Moving mountains, walk on the moon
The longer I love you the more I wanna do
Keeping it new, keeping it new

Little bit lighter, little bit brighter, little bit higher each day
Little bit lighter, little bit brighter, little bit higher each day

Yeah I know you been loving me for a long while
We've been travelin' down a lonesome road for a longer mile
Just when I think I know what to expect
What you possess and what you reject
You turn the tables, pull the rug
And break the mold for me

Keeping it new, keeping it new,
Pretty darlin’, how do you do it?
The more time that passes the more i appreciate you
Keeping it new, keeping it new

Little bit lighter, little bit brighter, little bit higher each day
Little bit lighter, little bit brighter, little bit higher each day

Keeping it new, keeping it new
Keeping it new, keeping it new
Track Name: Every Nation
Every Nation ©McEntoonz Music

It's midnight Greenwich, I got the radio on
Listening to the signal as it drifts through the night
Skip to me from across the earth
While America is sleeping, sleeping, sleeping, wide awake

Over the ocean, under the sun, the signal scratches and the signal hums
I am hearing the voice of one, from every nation

Wrapped my mind around it
Wrapped my heart around it too while I was at it
And I held a candle to the darkness around me
Open eared and open eyed, thought I almost recognized
The son of an immigrant son of every nation

Over the ocean, under the sun, the signal drifts and the signal hums
I am hearing the voice of one, from every nation
In pursuit of happiness and fun, lucky, lucky Americans
Do you still see yourself as one of every nation?

Sitting in my American kitchen
With the short waves pounding
I got grooves from somewhere tonight

Over the ocean, under the sun, the signal scratches and the signal hums
But I am hearing a voice of one, from every nation
Pursuit of happiness and fun, lucky, lucky Americans
Do you still see yourself as one of every nation?
Track Name: Looking For A Good Sign
Looking For a Good Sign ©McEntoonz Music



I’m looking for a good sign
‘Til the wheel turns 'round to me

There's so much here that's suspicious
There's so much here that is veiled
It'd be much easier just to blow it off
It'd be much easier if I just bailed

I’m taking it as a good sign
Nothing's certain to me
I be looking for a good sign
‘Til the wheel turns 'round to me

See I don't know if when it's over
The plug gets pulled on the big tv
We'll find out if this is the only station
Find out what will be will be

So I’m taking it for a good sign
All this uncertainty
Yeah I’m looking for a good sign
‘Til the wheel turns 'round to me

So I'll take it as a good sign
All this uncertainty
Yeah I’m looking for a good sign
‘Til the wheel turns 'round for me

Yeah I’m looking for a good sign
Yeah I’m looking for a good sign
Yeah I’m looking for a good sign
‘Til the wheel turns 'round for me
‘Til the wheel turns 'round for me