Late At Night Waltz

by Dolores Dagenais

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The COUNTRY part of the two album 2011 release :)

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released May 13, 2011

Dolores Dagenais

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Track Name: Late At Night Waltz
LATE AT NIGHT WALTZ

Billy he dances with a bright bottled blond at 2am
rings on the tables but the glasses are gone at 2am
barkeep is saying "drink up and get out"
the band has stopped playing and the lights have come up
but Billy he dances a late at night waltz at 2am
Billy he dances a late at night waltz at 2am

There's nowhere to go now
but back to his room
where the ghosts in the walls
and the music seep through
he sways and remembers
"she liked this one too" at 2 am

Billy he dances where no one can see at 2am
a bottle of whiskey he lets take the lead at 2am
there's nowhere to go now
but into his past
and he sings along until his voice cracks
his late at night waltz is over at last
at 2am
Track Name: Run
Run

Fly you fool,
run for your life
There are not enough hours
of darkness tonight
To cover your tracks
Put the wind at your back
And run

You gave up your shoes
Surrendered your hat
Threw up a white flag
And then took it back
There’s nowhere to go now
But into the fray
Unless you run

Love is a dangerous battle
The best of times
But you can’t prove your worth
Or your metal
The rest of times
Sure you’ll be caught in the heat of the sun
The muzzles of cannons
The crosshairs of guns
Unless you run

Go on ahead
No need to wait
There are dogs at the doorway
And men at the gate
If you make it outside
You can send someone back
To collect all the things you’ll need to have

Love is an underground railway
It moves unseen
But it can leave a trail you can follow
If you know what it means
Sure you’ll be scared
By the noise and the fight
The dark and the cold
But you’ll be alright
If you run
....to me
....to me
Run
Track Name: Drunk On Tuesday
DRUNK ON TUESDAY

If God takes care of drunks and fools
then He's got both his eyes on you
She left on Friday and now you
you are drunk on Tuesday

If hearts can break and pride can bruise
then you're all over black and blue
she took the dog and the TV too
so you are drunk on Tuesday

You can drown than sorrow
as deep as you like
you can soak it in vodka
and set it alight
and for awhile you'll feel alright
drunk on Tuesday

If time heals all
and if it flies
it won't be long
til you're alright
it's a temporary
sideways slide
so you are drunk on Tuesday

If God can grant serenity
the courage of conviction
the wisdom to see
this can be a bad memory
of being drunk on Tuesday
Track Name: Unlucky Gamble
Unlucky Gamble

Starlight and white rice
Shadows on the wall
Cameos and outlines
midnight slips inside
Like a cat from the alleyway
It slides past the window pain
To lie at the foot of my bed
The past’s never fades
If love’s never dead
I kept you alive in my head
A sweet midnight ramble
And unlucky gamble

Going down
To the other side
Of a dream I’d been talking
Out loud in the night
It’s dreamed out
Should be put aside
An unwanted harmony
That I’d leave behind me
Lies at the back of my tongue
It never ages, it’s always young
Honey now what have you done
You stole and you scrambled
For and unlucky gamble

You I have known my whole life
You cut the surface of the night
But lady luck has broken these dice
They don’t roll they just ramble
For an unlucky gamble

Starlight and white rice
Shadows on the wall
Cameos and outlines
Track Name: Where the Water Meets the Stone
Where the Water Meets the Stone

Weep no more for your heart and kin
Weep no more for your home
For you soon will be following
Where the water meets the stone

It’s so hard at the end of the day
To wash those sorrows away
But like a stone humbled by the rain
Tomorrow takes today

And it’s true that the hardest man
Will fold his hands across his chest
Like a cave in the ocean waves
Carved out by the crests

In these days when your trouble looms
Like boulders on the land
Trust the rain, trust that given time
It will turn them all to sand
Track Name: Dream Without Sleep
Dream without Sleep

Sleep without dreaming
Dream without needing
To keep your feet planted
To keep yourself
Down on the ground

Love without loosing
Loose without crying
Cause everything you wanted
Is lost and then is found

And don’t forget to sing your song
Don’t forget to sing along
The smallest part
Can still change everything
Sleep without dreaming
Dream without sleep

Dance without falling
Fall without trying
To cushion the landing
By keeping your feet
On the ground

Live without fearing
Fear without stopping
To wait to be given
The things you’ve already found
Track Name: Two Sisters
Two Sisters

Two sisters born on the very same day
One as fair in face
As an unmarked snowfall would lay
Hair like golden lace

The other olive as a sun kissed skin
Eyes of charcoal grey
That envied the ocean in the eyes of her twin
Under her raven waves

As they grew one small and sweet
The other tall and brave
She still envied those golden curls
Under her raven waves

Two sisters wed on the same day
To a farmer and a priest
One as hard as the callous on a hand
The other soft as fleece

The farmers love was warm and strong
The priest just sought to save
But she still envied those golden curls
Under her raven waves

You never know the other side of the coin
Whose opposite you face
Milky skin and golden curls
Don’t fill a lonely day

Two sisters died on the very same night
Bent with time and age
One surrounded with children and light
The other on a narrow bed

As they flew one small and weak
The other tall and brave
She couldn’t envy those golden curls
When both their hair was grey

You never know the other side of the coin
Whose opposite you face
You cannot envy those golden curls
Under your raven waves
You cannot envy those golden curls
Under your raven waves
Track Name: So Good At Being Bad
So Good At Being Bad

If you’re so good
How come you treat me so bad
You lie and you cheat
I forgive and forget
If i’m so smart
Why did I give you my heart
I’d leave if I could
But you’re so good

When I make up my mind
That i’m outta here
You sneak up behind
And whisper in my ear
And you’re so good
That my knees go weak
You’re so good
At being bad for me

If you’re so good
Why do you do me so wrong
Coming home late
With perfume on
If I’m so smart
If I’m so strong
I’d leave like i should
But your so good

When I’ve packed up my case
And loaded the car
You’re on your knees
And I never get too far
Cause you’re so good
Regretful and meek
You’re so good
At being bad for me

One of these times
It’s not gonna work
I’ll leave you behind
You’ll be the one to hurt
If you’re so good
Why do you make me so sad
You’re so good
So good at being bad
Track Name: Folly's Dance
Folly’s Dance

It was Folly’s dance that did him in
The lump of coal beneath his skin
Was lit with passion’s yellow flame and blue

The dance was danced in holey shoes
Torn hoes to a much abused
Violin with an open crack
And a cut away with a broken back

Folly danced in the coal light and the kerosene air
Folly danced like she was the only one there
And before he could even ask her, her name
He fell in love with Folly’s flame

There’s nothing soft in a miner’s life
But nothing grows without some light
1000 feet beneath the crust
Breathing black and choking dust

But Folly danced on the off nights
In her scarlet and greens
Folly danced like she was
Somebody’s queen
And before he could even ask her, her name
He fell in love with Folly’s flame.

Folly danced in the coal light and the kerosene air
Folly danced like she was the only one there
And before he could even ask her, her name
He fell in love with Folly’s flame

The dance was danced in holey shoes
Torn hoes to a much abused
Violin with an open crack
And a cut away with a broken back

Folly danced in the coal light and the kerosene air
Folly danced like she was the only one there
And before he could even ask her, her name
He fell in love with Folly’s flame
Track Name: Late Night Owls
Late Night Owls

I’ve been singing songs in smoky bars
For the price of beer and menthol ciggarets
I’ve been putting on my best it seems
In these denim jeans, hat and sequin vest

I’d never do you any harm
But these late night gigs are gonna kill ya
The early bird might get the worm
The late night owls take the tequila
La la la

I’ve been writing songs and riding rough
In my beat up pickup truck
It’s made less of chrome and more of rust
Will hold together with some luck

The bar’s a little short on charm
But it’s Friday and I feel ya
The early bird might get the worm
The late night owls take the tequila
La la la
La la la la la

I’ve been lonely every now and then
We’re all friendless on the road
But every neon sign is home again
Mother’s milk tequila rose

So drink it up and sing along
You’re out of tune but I can hear ya
The early bird might get the worm
The late night owls take the tequila
La la la
La la la la la

I’d never do you any harm
But these late night hours are gonna kill ya
The early bird might get the worm
The late night owls take the tequila
La la la
la la la la la

la la la
la la la la la

la la la
Track Name: The Face of My Motherland
The Face of My Motherland (copyright D.Dagenais)

Better to go down with a fight
Or stand up and be counted
We always were afraid at night
That didn’t change with the morning
Of that last great battle by the barbwire wall
Our helmet shattered by the sound of the shells

I laid in the mud next to you
And you showed me
The love of your life
in a sepia white gingham dress
And a smile sweet as hell, sweet as heaven
So I could remember the face of my motherland

For four long hours
Bloody and broken
You talked of an angel
Of whom you had spoken before
And your face took a glow of contentment
As I closed your eyes against our entrenchment

I laid in the mud next to you
As you held her
The love of your life
in a sepia white gingham dress
And a smile sweet as hell, sweet as heaven
And you would remember the face of my motherland

Jane I am sending these metals and letters
He wore on his chest
He was a better man than I
For my part I am keeping just one thing
A sweet paper ghost that I have been saving

Since I laid in the mud next to him
And I held you
The love of his life
in a sepia white gingham dress
And a smile sweet as hell, sweet as heaven
So I could remember the face of my motherland