BRING IT ON
By Slaid Cleaves and Rod Picott
Album 'Broke Down', Slaid Cleaves
Rounder Records, 2000

I know we don't deserve to be going down this way
Pushed around and bound to troubled days
And every time we stand up, dust each other off
I know we may be losin', but we ain't lost

Bring it on, bring it on
I've seen the rain tumblin' down
I've felt the cold wind blow. I've seen trouble
hanging 'round.
Bring it on, bring it on

Once I dreamed of happiness untold
Now hopes lie scattered,
trash along a lonesome road
But I don't ask for mercy, it just don't work that way
Today I'm down but hope will rise another day

Bring it on, bring it on
I've seen the rain tumblin' down
I've felt the cold wind blow, I've seen trouble hanging round
Bring it on bring it on
I've seen it all by now
My pride is gone but I'm still here somehow, bring it on, bring it on

All those little dreams that never came to be
Well I keep your every teardrop down inside of me
And as I watch you sleeping I hope that you still dream
Cause lately when I wake up I don't feel anything.
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Note: About Slaid Cleaves, from Austin, Texas.
Still sings occasionally at a beer joint down the street from my house 'The Horseshoe Lounge', a real dive.
A little folk, little country. His lyrics tell stories with some bite. This CD is all good.
Defiance and despair, that's my song.

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"Poke salad Annie, 'gators got you granny
Everybody said it was a shame
'Cause her mama was aworkin' on the chain-gang"

-Tony Joe White