Half Mile Harvest

Song lyrics from The Teskey Brothers’ debut album Half Mile Harvest.

 
 

Crying Shame

You’re just plain mean to me woman, and that’s a crying, crying shame
You’re just plain mean to me woman and that’s a crying, crying shame
Since you gone away and left me honey, I’ve been crying with the pain

I’d do most anything to feel your love just once again
I’d do most anything to feel your love just once again
But that day never comes babe, that’s why I’m crying with the pain

You’re just like a little child babe, and you treat love just like a game
Yeah you’re just like a little child babe and you treat love just like your own game
But you never really loved me honey, that’s why I’m crying with pain

Yeah I’m crying with the pain most every night and every day
Yeah I’m crying, crying, crying most every night and every day
It was just three words I wanna hear from you baby, but those are three words that you never say

 

Say You’ll Do

I see you walking to me baby, with your arms out in a flame, I know you’ll burn me baby but I want to hold you all the same

So if you want me, say you’ll do
And if you need me, say you’ll do
And if you love me, say you’ll do
And if you can’t stand the sight of me, walk on by

I see you walking to me baby, but it just don’t feel the same.
It’s getting cold out here, I need it, I need some more of that flame

So if you want me, say you’ll do
And if you need me, say you’ll do
And if you love me, say you’ll do
And if you can’t stand the sight of me, walk on by

 

Pain and Misery

I’ve been in love, honey you know it’s true, since that day I first laid my eyes on you
Love is a crazy game baby, that’s how I feel, it can make you so high, but it takes so long to heal

So please, please won’t you stay with me, cause since you gone it’s just pain and misery

Sometimes I curse that day when you came along
I was happy buts it’s been pain now for so very long
So I’m begging honey please won’t you stay, cause i’ve been so lonely since you’ve gone away

Every day day is pain and in the end it’s hard to see
Every painful day is so sad, now that I’ve lost the best friend that I ever had

So please, please won’t you stay with me, cause since you gone it’s just pain and misery

Yeah I’m begging you honey
I want you to love me
Yeah I want you to love me
I need you so bad

 

Shiny moon

When I was a baby, just a baby boy I never really got lonely, I never had to play with no toys
Cause any time that I’m feeling blue, I just look up and see, big old shiny moon was always looking down on me.

Shiny moon, shiny moon.

And in my teenage years all my time was spent
Didn’t have no time for girls, turned my back on my friends
Cause every night when that sun goes down and I’m too wired to sleep, shiny moon shine on down, she seduces me.

Shiny moon, shiny moon.

Shiny moon gonna help me carry my load
Shiny moon gonna help me carry my load
Shiny moon gonna help me when I’m feeling low
Shiny moon gonna help me carry my load.

Shiny moon, shiny moon.

Now I’m a little bit older, I’m beginning to see
Shiny moon’s shined so bright she’s been blinding me
Cause every night, oh I, keep drowning in its rays yeah
Shiny moon never shined so bright as what it did these days.

Shiny moon, shiny moon.

Shiny moon gonna hello me carry my load.
Shiny moon gonna help me carry my load.
Shiny moon gonna help me when I’m feeling low.
Shiny moon gonna help me carry my load.

Shiny moon, shiny moon.

 

Reason why

I love my baby, but I can’t tell you the reason why
I love that woman, but I can’t tell you the reason why
The things she’s done to me, sometimes makes me wanna just lay down and die.

I know what it feels like to hurt babe, I’ve seen some pain and misery.
I know what it feels like to hurt babe, I’ve seen some pain and misery.
But them things ain’t nothing, no to these things that you’ve done to me

Yeah I love that woman, but I couldn’t tell you the reason why.
I love that woman, but I can’t tell you the reason why
If I can’t make you love me, it ain’t because I didn’t try.

 

I Get Up

It ain’t easy sometimes, trying to just get by
When you get broken down again, it ain’t because you didn’t try
I try to count the days that I’ve been disappointed
So many hard times, it gets disjointed.

But it’s hard trying to make a living
When you get down again and you just keep giving.

Every time I get up, something comes and brings me down
I get so low sometimes, feels like I’m level with the ground.

I tried my best to make my way but it wasn’t enough
Desire burns when your dreams are close to touch
I’m working for the man till it gets dark
But the hardest part is starting from the start.

Giving away everything, giving away everything
Trying to just get by.

Every time I get up, something comes and brings me down
I get so low sometimes, feels like I’m level with the ground.

 

Louisa

Louisa please don’t drink that red red wine
Louisa please don’t drink that red red wine
I tell you in my the mornin', in the mornin’ you’ll be fine
Louisa please don’t drink that red red wine.

Please don’t break that bottle on my head
Please don’t break that bottle on my head
I don’t want no other woman, no other woman in my bed
So please don’t break that bottle on my head.

Louisa please put down that wooden spoon
Louisa please put down that wooden spoon
Louisa honey baby you know I’ve been a fool
Louisa please put down that wooden spoon.

Louisa please put down that old shot gun, hey
Louisa please put down that old shot gun
You know that I’m not proud, I’m not proud I of what I’ve done
Louisa please put down that old shot gun.

Louisa I will go far far away
Louisa I will go far far away
If your Daddy comes to find me, please tell him I’m in jail
Louisa I will go far far away yeah.

Louisa, Louisa
I tried to please her
Louisa
You know that I’ll be runnin', forever and a day
Louisa I will go far far away.

 

Til The Sky Turns Black

Your Mumma’s gone on the morning train
She ain’t coming back, till the sun hangs low
She ain’t coming back, until the sky turns black

Hungry is my soul for a kiss, black lips
To see me through, black lips, to bring her home

Your Mamma’s gone, one the morning train
She ain’t coming back till the sun hangs low
She ain’t coming back, until the sky turns black

The day is heavy and I am weak, too weak
To carry the whole day through, too weak
To carry you

 

Hard feeling

I had a pretty baby and man her love was sweet
She’s making crazy most every time we meet
But she’s just no good to me woman and I love her just the same
Yeah she’s just no good to me woman

But it’s a hard enough feeling, it’s a hard enough feeling, without your love it’s not the same.

I know you sharp baby, you’re sharp as a knife,
I had one piece of your loving but can you cut me off one more slice.

You’re still running round and round and round

But it’s a hard enough feeling, it’s a hard enough feeling, without your love it’s not the same.

And as time goes on I keep wondering where you’ve been
You’re the one that got away from me honey, and I just keep suffering

You’re still running, round and round and round.

But it’s a hard enough feeling, it’s a hard enough feeling, without your love it’s not the same.

 

Honeymoon

I’m feeling blue
How bout yourself
I got strange feeling, nothing gonna change
Loving me can be hard, just like loving you

Where did you go, my sweet honey moon
I say where did you go, my sweet honey moon
Loving you was all so tender, but now it’s all so hard

You’re fire to the night you’re blind to my sight, what am I to you, but light that brings the dark

Where did you go, my sweet honey moon
Where did you go, where did you go
I need you so bad