Tomorrow Morning

by the idle hoes

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released January 20, 2013

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Track Name: Hearts & Bones
she said “It’s been too long sitting here
counting off the days
been too long going on
let’s go our separate ways
i will not look upon the blood left on the tracks
something here has broken and I’m slipping through the cracks
no turning back
no turning back”

i loved you harder babe
and longer than I should
when the bad times by far outweighed the good
i guess I just needed somewhere to put my pain
but it came down on you cold and hard
like Melbourne winter rain
i’ll never know
why I couldn’t let you go

left me to ponder on our promises my darlin’
made on Melbourne city streets
and they followed us to Darwin
where you promised more to me
than you ever had to bargain with
led me down do this

so much space in between
what she’d say and what she’d mean
we drove down the highway through
the Pandanas into Kakadu
she showed me painted stones
i gave her my heart and bones for good
my heart and bones for good

my heart and bones

now I’m aching for that day
and I know it’ll come around
when I can think of us and it won’t get me down
for now I’m sleeping rough
walking aimless around town
with a blown and busy mind
just trying to leave you behind
Track Name: Crossing Kingsway
with lines on a serviette
i take out a cigarette
with the moon high above and yet
a morning breaking
and I breathe out into a sigh
feel your lips as we said goodbye
strolling on like dreamers do
thinking I could fall for you

and the cars they go passing by
windows down, music way up high
but their madness don’t catch my eye
i’m star gazing as
smoke lifts up into the air
twirls and falls and then disappears
i sing some half done tune
thinking I could fall for you

it’s 4am by the ASX clock
times slipping away, as slowly I walk
crossing Kingsway
with Melbourne my home
calling out like a symphony

and there you are with your heart and sleeve
with your crosswords and your make believe
girl your darkness your ill at ease
i think you’re amazing
i dream I lift your hair from your ear
and whisper words I hope you can hear
coming straight warm and true
thinking I could fall for you
Track Name: Head Full of Whiskey, Heart Full of Wine
head full of whiskey, heart full of wine
you sit in the backyard underneath the clothesline
watching the planes going out of your mind
trying to make sense of her reasons

and the open road won’t save you now
with your smoker’s cough and your furrowed brow
that heavy old heart is gonna follow you down
you can’t outrun the night, or it’s demons

all you need is a little sunshine
fall back on your friends and pick a little John Prine
she’s not coming back, she’s done it too many times
just let it go, it’s ok you’ll be fine

head full of whiskey, heart full of wine
i don’t think you love her anymore, you’re just a prisoner to the time
she used to dance beneath the city skyline
making her way home to you

and that open road won’t save you now
it could take you from the city back to any given town
but that heavy old heart is gonna follow you down
let it go, give it time you’ll come around

head full of whiskey and a heart full of wine
won’t change the fact and it won’t change her mind
it’ll just increase the distance and drag out the time
it’s gonna take for you to find a way home

head full of whiskey and a heart full of wine
won’t change the fact, and it won’t change her mind
it’ll just keep you chained up beneath the clothesline
watching planes fly over you.
Track Name: Hollow Moon
with the sun setting on
the lemon trees
i’d climb the hills
behind her home

beneath Strathbogie views
at age twenty-two
i’d wait there as we’d planned
for well I knew

that soon she’d come
as would the stars
from midst the blue and
in my arms she’d whisper true
while looking down
that big old hollow moon

but then came the war
and the burning of the trees
the tearing of the scars
that only grew

through the clouding
of the sky
i watched her as she fell
for someone knew

the brilliance of her skin
a picture took it all and
i held it to my heart
as darkness grew

through the gun fire
and the napalm fumes
i held her screaming
to that big old hollow moon

hollow moon
under that great big hollow moon
our love ran out too soon
hollow moon my love
we’re watching water
threw the cliffs, rush over

time moved away
the hours into days
here I am a man of 54
in civilian life

with kids and loving wife, and
a picture wrapped up
in a bottom draw

but sometimes I stand
by the windows here at night
and all the things that once
I thought I knew

again I feel them to be true
as I look up to that big old hollow moon

hollow moon
under that great big hollow
our love ran out too soon

hollow moon my love
say you’ll meet me up above
and stroll laughing in my arms forever

hollow moon
my love
say you’ll meet me up above
and fall laughing in my arms forever
Track Name: Roadside Crosses
she fell out of the blue like rain rolling through
over dusty fields in my mind
and the black seeds grew into colors I knew
would light up the end of the line
her love dawned on me like sunrise
soothing my dull aching bones
but I’ve seen love burn in to wildfire
and burn out like ashes in the stones

she set down my bags, dusted my jeans
and she pulled at my strings ‘til I burst at the seams
by the roadside gravel I fell unravelled
in the arms of the girl of my dreams
she drew me to daylight, brightened the corners
i forgot about all of my losses
but all I had to give her were wildflowers
i’d stolen from roadside crosses

and said if we go down baby lets go down burning slow
if you could love me maybe then love me baby slow
i wanna love you like crazy but I’ve seen enough now to know
too much too soon will lead us to ruin
and leave us with nowhere to go

going down the only road I know
take me with you baby where you go
we could leave this old road for the trees
i’ll put a mark in the gravel to know how far I travelled
and return here should you ever leave

but if we go down baby lets go down burning slow
if you could love me maybe then love me baby slow
i wanna love you like crazy but I’ve seen enough now to know
too much too soon will lead us to ruin
and leave us with nowhere to go
Track Name: Lunchcutter Blues
well I had the hand
back when I met you
i had the pants and
more girls than other blokes
since you’ve been gone
those old times
come back to haunt me
the girls I had
and the guys I owe

here he comes again
shining like the morning
here he comes again
rolling into shore
the ladies man
the old don Juan of the pub scene
here he comes again
strolling through the door

and I’m blue
babe I think I’m mourning
though I’m pushing through
the day’s move awfully slow
as I think of you
and that guy over which you’re fawning
in pubs and bars
everywhere I go

his hair is combed and silver
don’t deny it babe
I know and here’s my hunch
it was that time at brunch
when I was away with the boys
that he cut my lunch

here he comes again
shining like the morning
here he comes again
rolling into shore
the ladies man
the old don Juan of the pub scene
here he comes again
strolling through the door
Track Name: Silver Fox
you old Silver Fox
i know you ain’t done yet
you can still throw a shape in the shadows
standing on the corner with a cigarette
she’s just 24 but you’re not anymore
you old fox on the loose
you don’t do too bad with your silver moustache
and your cowboy boots

and you know there’s gonna come a day
when the clock’s gonna give you away
but it won’t be tonight

so pour some more whiskey on the rocks
for that old Silver Fox

that pretty skirt is gonna catch the sunrise
lyin’ with your country shirt on her bedroom floor tonight
oh how she likes to flirt, how you love to shoot the lines
straight from your hips through your lips
she’s your little rabbit in the moonlight

but you know there’s gonna come a day
when the rabbits keep gettin’ away
but it won’t be tonight

so pour some more whiskey on the rocks
for that old Silver Fox

and you won’t take it too bad
if it don’t work out
you’re never gonna let her see you sad
if it don’t work out
coz it’s nothin’ you aint been through
and tonight she’s gonna to be with you

you old silver fox, I know you got the blues
but you dress sharp as a tack
so we don’t see the cracks or the holes in yr shoes
and that old whiskey river’s gonna take your troubled mind
but it just can’t deliver you from what you left behind

and you know there’s gonna come a day
when that river’s gonna make you pay
but it won’t be tonight
so pour some more whiskey on the rocks
for that old Silver Fox
Track Name: By Juniper Tonight
sit and watch the trees
swaying in the breeze
clinging to their hearts
all broken into parts

the lines all duck and weave
with their tricks up every sleeve
but I don’t give a damn
i turn away

yet I see the light
by juniper tonight
clinging to my scars
getting drunk in all the bars

yeah I see the light
by juniper tonight
i’m getting smashed
to keep the music flowing

remember back at school
when smoking cigarettes was cool
you feel like you’ve been had
now you’re talking like your dad

the words all come out wrong
with your twenties now long gone
don’t stare into your youth boy
look away

the more you stare
the more it’s there you’ll stay
Track Name: Family Road
your eyes look a little bit colder
since the last time you came by
the embers smoulder on the roadsides in your mind
no fire now, just those embers
of the things you left behind
no fire now, only stones you turned
for things you couldn’t find

you’ve come a long way down
you’ve come the long way around
you’ve come a long way down this family road
are you happy now?
are you happier now?
are you happy now that you’re alone?

the kids are fully grown
the wife has flown
heavy heart and heavy bones
in a house that’s not a home no more
and you know you got it wrong
don’t let it lay you down when you should move on.

you look a little bit older
and I know it’s on your mind
but you should’ve told her
should’ve said you’d walk the line
but you were unkind, too many times
and your reasons were too unclear
you were unkind
gave her way too many reasons to disappear

you’ve come a long way down
you’ve come the long way around
but you’ve come a long way down this family road
are you happy now?
are you happier now?
are you happy now you’re alone?

and you know you got it wrong
with your foolish pride and your broken song.
Track Name: Little Darlin'
i can’t tell you how much I love you
hope one day that you’ll know
the way that you saved me
the grip that you gave me
when I almost let everything go

i can’t tell you how much I need you
hope one day that you’ll see
the hand that you took
in making me look
at the things that need fixing in me

darlin’ you’re an anchor
for this storm beaten ship on the sea
only hope that I can do for you
everything that you’re doing for me

i can’t tell you how much I miss you
when you’re not at my home
i’m sorry we couldn’t make one together
but you’ll understand when you’re grown

most times what you plan for
is nothing like what you find
the best treasures are found
upon rougher ground
you’re a diamond little darlin’ of mine

i can’t tell you how much I believe in you
hope it’s never too late
to let you know before you up and go
but it’s so hard to articulate

darlin’ you’re an anchor
for this storm beaten ship on the sea
only hope that I can do for you
everything that you’re doing for me

darlin’ you’re an anchor
for this storm beaten ship on the tide
the best treasures are found
upon rougher ground
you’re a diamond little darlin’ of mine
Track Name: Tomorrow Morning
it’s just like you
to leave me smiling
as we walk away

it’s just like you
to call out
when it’s too late

it’s just like you
to leave me warm
confused and torn

and though the sky is blue
i know tomorrow morning
looks just like you

it’s just like you
to make all your madness
seem like perfect sense

it’s just like you
to rush in
to your own defence

turns out the road is long
but who’d have thought it
way back then?

i hope you stroll
through every number

and your little girl
grows free and true

just like you