Run Home Slow

Song lyrics from The Teskey Brothers’ sophomore album Run Home Slow.

 
 

LET ME LET YOU DOWN

Let me tell you a story  
About two people in love 
It’s not always that easy no 
In fact it gets pretty tough 
But after all these years   
If there’s one thing I’ve found  
It’s that one way or another Someone’s gonna get let down  
But honey that’s gonna be alright But I promise you that most  
Every night 
We’re still gonna fight, most every night So let me let you down  
Let me let you down  

If you told me I was perfect  
I’d tell you you’re wrong  
If you said we had a chance at this   
I hope it’s gonna be a long one 
I could write you the perfect love song  Or I’ll write you a poem   
It’s not gonna be perfect   
The facts are gonna be wrong  

But honey that’s gonna be alright Well I promise you that most every night  We’re still gonna fight, most every night So let me let you down 

Let me let you down 

CARRY YOU

Well I’ve always know
Pain is like a heavy stone  
It’s too much to carry  
To carry alone  

That’s the story of love   
It takes time to know it’s true  
You need someone to lean on   
I need someone to lean on too Someone to help you through 

So just let me carry you,   
Carry you, carry you, carry you   
You let me carry you,   
Carry you, carry you, carry you 

There ain’t no storm   
That can last too long   
There’s nothing we can’t handle  
In the morning this rain is gonna be gone 

 Just you and me baby   
We can weather what’s wrong  
A heavy heart is a heavy load   
To carry alone  
To carry alone 

So just let me carry you, carry you, 
Carry you, carry you, carry your load 
If you let me carry you,   
Carry you, carry you, carry you 

I’ll be like a river, oh so strong  And I’ll keep running to carry you on  There’s no one place too far gone I’ll just keep running to carry you on 

So just let me carry you,   
Carry you, carry you, carry you 
Just let me carry you,   
Carry you, carry you, carry you

Man Of the universe

Well I’ve been running since I was child  
Running like a river after the rains have died  
Ain't never had one place to call my home 
Lay my head in a different place unknown  

I wake up early and I wake late 
But I never had time to hesitate  
I pick up my paper and I pick up my bread  
there's room on the road ahead 

I don’t want no country to call my own  
I don’t need one place to call my home  
There ain’t no one place or people are that are better or worse  
I’m a man of the universe  

Like a good strong flowing river that's never been dammed  
Never had to change never had no plan  
To collect too much wealth it’s a curse  
We never had the sense to change, what’s worse 

Never needed no land never need no borders,  
Never needed to stay in one place to count up pennies or quarters  
Never had enough of them to put in my own purse, I'm a man of the universe 

I don’t want no country to call my own  
I don’t need one place to call my home  
There ain’t no one place or people are better or worse 
I’m a man of the universe  
I’m a man of the universe  
I’m not from here I’m from the universe

Hold Me

Hold me
Don’t hold me down
Carry me
But keep my feet on the ground

That storm is coming down hard
I’m your shelter every time it starts
But if you leave me, I’ll be moving on
You’ll have a hard time drying
When the fire is gone

I’ll hold ya
I won’t hold ya down
I’ll carry ya
But keep your feet on the ground

You’re the storm and I’m the Murray darling
You keep me going
Every time I’m dry
But if you leave me
I’ll be moving on
But have a hard time running
when the weather is gone

Hold me, don’t hold me down
Carry me, but keep my feet on the ground
I’ll hold ya, I won’t hold ya down
I’ll carry ya, but keep your feet on the ground

In so many ways
I just keep pulling
But you’re pushing me away
Me away

Hold me, don’t hold me down
Carry me, but keep my feet on the ground
I’ll hold ya, I won’t hold ya down
Carry ya, but keep your feet on the ground

Hold me, don’t hold me down
Love me, but don’t let me drown

PAINT MY HEART

Heavy traffic on empty skies   
Empty streets fill my eyes   
Paint my heart with something new But then leave it all   
I’ll leave it all to you 

If the cold winds coming don’t let it stay  I know I’ll try harder every day   
I paint my heart with something new  Then I’ll give it all   
I’ll give it all back to you 

In a letter that you sent to me  
Came my heart for me to see  
I’ll paint it with something new   
Then I’ll send it on  
I’ll send it on, back to you   
Then I’ll send it on   
Send it on back to you  

In letter you sent to me  
Came my heart for me to see  
I’ll paint it with something new   
Then I’ll send it on, I’ll send it on   
Then I’ll send it on, send it on back to you 

RAIN

Is that rain?
Or are you crying again?  
Would it be the same if I could   
Hold you my friend? 
And know it’s hard to be alone      
A soul with no face is a lonely embrace  I know it’s hard  
I know it’s hard to be alone  

Now there’s clouds   
Between us all  
And the road ain’t so clear  
But we still walk or crawl 
I know it’s hard to be alone  
A soul with no face is a lonely embrace  I know it’s hard  
I know it’s hard to be alone  

Oh so little   
Come to me now  
I wanna hold you  
In any way I know how            
We’re flying now with the powerful owl I’m gonna hold you  
In any way I know how 

Is that rain?  
Or am I crying again?  
A soul with no face is a lonely embrace  I know it’s hard  
I know it’s hard  
But you ain’t gonna be alone 

SO CAUGHT UP

I’m so caught up
I’m so caught up on you
I’m so caught up
I’m so caught up on you

Even if I tried to change it I can’t
My memory’s caught on you
Even if I try to think of something new I can’t 
They’re all of you

I’m denying the feeling of my mind
The feeling of change
There’s only one thing I can be certain
It’s true
I’m still caught on you

I’m so caught up
I’m so caught up on you
I’m so caught up
I’m so caught up on you

Every time I try to shake it I can’t
It’s impossible to do
Even if I try to break it no I can’t
A broken memory of you
I’ve been to 200 hundred cities and not known where I am 
I’ve walked in the same direction again and again
Oh baby, you making me crazy

You are always on my mind
You are always on my mind

I’m so caught up
I’m so caught up on you
I’m so caught up
I’m so caught up on you 

I’m so caught up
I’m so caught up on you
I’m so caught up
I’m so caught up on you

Even if I tried to change it I can’t
My memory’s caught on you
Even if I try to think of something new I can’t 
They’re all of you

I’m denying the feeling of my mind
The feeling of change
There’s only one thing I can be certain
It’s true
I’m still caught on you

I’m so caught up
I’m so caught up on you
I’m so caught up
I’m so caught up on you

Every time I try to shake it I can’t
It’s impossible to do
Even if I try to break it no I can’t
A broken memory of you
I’ve been to 200 hundred cities and not known where I am 
I’ve walked in the same direction again and again
Oh baby, you making me crazy

You are always on my mind
You are always on my mind

I’m so caught up
I’m so caught up on you
I’m so caught up
I’m so caught up on you 

SAN FRANCISCO

I’ve been waiting in San Francisco   
To know you still care   
Don’t let that white bird fly   
Then I know you won’t be there 
I’ll be sitting by my phone   
Waiting for you to call   
But I feel those winds have stopped now   
Round our words we built a wall  
I hope one day that wind will blow   
Warm on my face   
And you ride down upon it  
With steel wings and open lace 
I just hope one day you will land  
Back on that doldrums shore in love I stand  
We can break down that yellow stonewall  
And let our words sail on the wind again  

I’ve been waiting in San Francisco   
To know you still care  
Don’t let that white bird fly   
Then I know you won’t be there 

I won’t ask for your forgiveness   
As it floats in the wind   
I’ll let the light bring it   
As it shines down on me  
But before I feel that sunlight  
Warm upon my face   
I’ll be cold inside   
And my words will lose pride   
As the sun sets its place 
My words will be frozen   
As they float across the sea   
Only your warmth will melt them   
For you to hear me 

I’ve been waiting in San Francisco,   
To know you still care,   
Don’t let that white bird fly   
Then I know you won’t be there 
I wish that I could hold you   
And you wouldn’t freeze inside   
My touch is too cold now   
In dark regret I still hide  


SUNSHINE BABY

Baby, sweet summers baby  
How long have we been in love? 
You gone far away now my love
You’re with the stars above  
And baby it’s you I’m still thinking of 

When I first met you, you were just 19  You were the prettiest little thing  My eyes had ever seen  
And as time has ticked away  You’re still gorgeous to that day  
It’s getting so much harder since that day you gone away  

Baby, sweet summers baby  
How long have we been in love? 
You gone far away now my love 
You’re with the stars above  
And baby it’s you I’m still thinking of  

I don’t know what to say   
And I don’t know what to do   
When all I have is old photographs of you
It reminds me of those times  
Baby, I wish you could have stayed   
But I don’t want my memories to fade 
Baby, sweet summers baby  
How long have we been in love?   
You gone far away now my love  
You’re with the stars above  
And baby it’s you I’m still thinking of 

Baby, it’s you I’m still thinking of  
Baby it’s you I’m thinking of 


SUN COME EASE ME IN

Sun come ease me in   
Ease me into the morning time 
Where the daylight begins

Sun come ease me in   
Ease me into the morning time 
Where the daylight begins

Sun come ease me in   
Mama roll me round   
To where the daylight sings  

She doesn’t feel alright   
‘Til she turns the day to night 
And she’s always on my mind 

Sun come ease me in   
Ease me into the morning time 
Where the daylight begins  

Sun come ease me in   
Ease me into the morning time 
Where the daylight begins

Sun come ease me in
Mama roll me round  
To where the daylight sings  

Sun come ease me in   
Ease me into the morning time 
Where the daylight begins

Sun come ease me in   
Ease me into the morning time 
Where the daylight begins

Sun come ease me in 
Mama roll me round  
To where the daylight sings 


THAT BIRD

People they can be so unkind   
If they’re not happy   
If they can’t speak their mind   
But unwind the needle just to find

One more line, one more line 

People they got something to say 
They can be carried or be carried away
But it takes bricks and mortar   
To speak your mind    
So keep putting ‘em down, put ‘em down 

That bird had song to sing   
Something to say   
Is it still here?  
Or has it flown away?  

This morning it had something to say   
Is it still here?  
Or has it flown away?  

It reminds of a time where my memories fade 
Thoughts ain’t sharp unless they’re laid   
But if I can’t remember   
Will I feel it again?  
All I need’s a piece of paper and pen 

But you can take a photograph,   
Or can you just be there,   
Do you need to remember?  
Or can you just be there?   
If I kept my promise, would we still be friends? 
If I remembered would I feel it again?