Andy Hawk & The Train Wreck Endings
2015-06-11
Andy Hawk

Lyrics

Listen to the time passing by

Try to swallow rainclouds with your eyes

Can’t you feel the sand beneath your sleep?

Sail into the sun, a singing dream

 

It’s not something I’ll explain

Just spin and be a weathervane

A sea romance / a circumstance

A sunshine waterdance

 

Have to find the truth before you lie

Have to say hello before goodbye

Think of all the changes you outgrew

Grab your tambourine and swim right through

 

You find you’re in another place

The ocean hides your old suitcase

The breaking waves glance

You know that it’s your chance

A sunshine waterdance

Andy Hawk & The Train Wreck Endings
2015-06-11
Andy Hawk

Lyrics

Looking out into the darkness

of a lonely 5 a.m.
Maybe soon I'll get some sleep

Maybe then again

Now I follow streams of bloodshot taillights

to another working day
I think about the way she used to care

Now I'm waiting for the rain

and I don't know why

We never say goodbye
I don't know why

Maybe someday (don’t you ever wonder why?)

I feel cut and frayed and torn

I'm nothing but loose ends
Reach for the stars and you could fall too far

Next time I'll just pretend

Starting over's a full-time job

You could say I'm used to it
Begin again and just forget the pain

but still I pine for it

CHORUS

So I'll drink away the skeletons

and try to lose the time
All I have is all I left behind

and it's nothing I will find

Andy Hawk & The Train Wreck Endings
2015-06-11
Andy Hawk

Lyrics

Johnny’s Jazz is at the Edison / And I’m across the street

She drew a smile on my paper cup / And helped me to my seat

 

Feeling sorry for the part of me / That fits between the lines

She hitchhiked into my life / And read me like a sign

 

I was waiting for myself / On stones of love and shame

Not sure which wound spoke the most for me

She stopped the rain / she stopped the rain

 

If my words sometimes sound far away / I’m still around

She traveled channels of my mind / Now I am found

 

Johnny’s Jazz has come across the street / But I’ll take their bow

My paper cup somehow has washed away / But she’s still here and now

Andy Hawk & The Train Wreck Endings
2015-06-11
Andy Hawk

Lyrics

Hey, old Sal, let's get to New Orleans

to Old Bull Lee's, just pass the Benzedrine

I won't sleep tonight / the nighttime feels so right

Well, I don't know

 

out in Denver all I did was die

this big old Ford it brought me back to life

I left Camille, I left Lu Ann

I’m boppin’ to the band / still I go / go, go, go

 

I want a real gone girl

so I don’t have to leave this tilt-a-whirl

Real gone girl

she’ll save my world

 

The kitchen walls were yellow time to go

And nothing feels quite right except the road

I’m moving wild-eyed

‘cause something broke my life / & still I go

well, I don’t know

 

CHORUS

 

The dark is coming there is nothing I can do

And where the living goes I’ll try to go there too

Look in her window and I’ll know that she’s not there

It’s such a long road to nowhere

 

CHORUS

Andy Hawk & The Train Wreck Endings
2015-06-11
Andy Hawk & Pat Holbrook

Lyrics

I had a dream I was a circus clown

Underwater, in my old hometown

Spirit soaring up among the clouds

But my body swam a runaround (disarray, disarray)

 

Now I’m floating, my head a big balloon

‘til my neck-string tangled up the moon

 

I feel awkwardly at ease

 

Now I’m flying but I cannot control

My own performance, a painted common cold

Next I fell into a big pothole

I thought to get out but ended up steamrolled (disarray, disarray)

 

Time to wake up / and blink the night away

I feel awkwardly at ease / I feel awkwardly at ease

Andy Hawk & The Train Wreck Endings
2015-06-11
Andy Hawk

Lyrics

We saw the sun come up and never once looked back

Every day was waves of life, a prize in crackerjack

 

Naïve enough to not be scared of it

Possibility wandered up and we were found / Walking around

 

Though our crayon dreams were running

Melted in the sun without a sound

We still were singing, and walking around

 

Afraid to sleep because we’d miss what we’d become

Hoping for a sign or chance to just be anyone

 

Naïve enough to not be scared of it

Possibility wandered up and we were found

Walking around

 

What slips away is always near to us

Wrapped up in music, safe in sound

Walking around

Andy Hawk & The Train Wreck Endings
2015-06-11
Andy Hawk

Lyrics

A stranger on familiar streets

Walking fast and incomplete

Looking like old times

I want to wave goodbye

To my old hometown

 

The river floods my last hurrah

The saddest smile I ever saw

It cracks your wanderlust

to pocketfuls of dust

My old hometown

 

Spinning gold to straw

Snow that never thaws

I feel my life’s a hand-me-down

In my old hometown

 

There’s a frozen wishing well

And a broken carousel

Our crooked days are long

the whiskey’s straight and strong

In my old hometown

 

Days twist away

Dreams get delayed

It always seems to be sundown

In my old hometown

Andy Hawk & The Train Wreck Endings
2015-06-11
Andy Hawk
Andy Hawk & The Train Wreck Endings
2015-06-11
Andy Hawk & Pat Holbrook

Lyrics

I looked into the places that I lost

And saw you sitting, counting out the cost

You think I sound just like I paid the price?

With all my luck, I’ll bet I’d lose you twice

 

I wondered if you’d let me in

And if you played the mandolin

Can I pass? / am I outclassed?

Well, I never thought to ask

 

You asked me up for coffee, I said no

“You know I don’t like coffee, gotta go.”

It took me years to figure out that scene

Now I drink my tea with coulda been

 

Did I avoid a tourist trap?

Could you draw a detailed map?

I’m not so fast / I failed the task

‘cause I never thought to ask

 

I lost you, walking through the dark,

Looking for a single question mark

 

I must’ve said, “I love you,” lots of times

Then I figured out you don’t read minds

I kept a thousand questions all subdued

If there’d have been a crowd they would have booed

 

Do you want to fool around?

Wanna merge our bank accounts?

You missed the pact / in my silent act

‘cause I never thought to ask

Andy Hawk & The Train Wreck Endings
2015-06-11
Andy Hawk

Lyrics

New Year’s Eve, Times Square

Naïve, 19, out of nowhere

oh, no, how was I to know?

I’d get American vertigo

 

the Rubber Man and Rock raised a bottle and said,

“You swear at the Rubber Man, and you’ll be dead!

We havin’ a party in Brooklyn tonight

Come on over, don’t be impolite…”

Oh, no, I don’t want to go

‘cause I got American Vertigo

 

I walked in the party, naïve and 19

Crawled to the subway stinkin’ smoke and gasoline

called up the bossman and played my kazoo

said, “I ain’t coming back, I got a good job to lose…”

Oh no, nothing like skid row

when you got American Vertigo

 

Midnight exploded, rainin’ broken glass

The Rock & the Rubber Man slipped to the past

Me, I’m still crawling / that way and this

You see, I ain’t what I used to be, but who the hell is?

Oh no, you don’t want to know

how I got American Vertigo

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