809 tracks by James Michael Taylor

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I used to wash my wind shield When I gassed up my car Lately I've been wondering Where the grasshoppers are I used to haunt the ant hills Looking for a big red ant Now I find myself wondering Where the horny toad went There was living…read more
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When I was a child we'd drive 200 miles to Grandma's in the Spring I'd jump out of the car, run to the back yard. Grandma had a swing But the times have changed When I became a dad I took the rope I had and tied it to a limb My first…read more
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YOUR FACE People ask if I forgive her What a silly thing to say My love is destined to outlive her In every single way And people say she's gone forever I know that might be true But my heart just says "Whatever," and "What is that…read more
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WITHOUT THINKING I do things without thinking I admit it's true But I do nothing without thinking about you I turn a corner I pump some gas I fold a pillow case I wash a glass I stand in the kitchen forgetting what for Remembering…read more
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OWIE! When I get an owie I want to tell somebody When I get an owie I feel so alone When I get an owie I want to show somebody When I get an owie I run strait to mom When I get an owie It's better if it's bloody...
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SKATING I shouldn’t be out skating. Storm is passing thru Out here in the darkness where I last saw you Standing neath that street lamp. Standing cold and wet Only light and shadow and regret I shouldn’t be out skating tho the traffic…read more
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SOMETHING JUST BROKE Key E Bo Diddly Beat Something just broke and I think it's my heart It wasn't an arrow, It wasn't a dart Might been a meteor that tore it apart Something just broke and I think it's my heart Something just broke…read more
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GHOST TOWN Key C C Em F G C I live in a Ghost Town somewhere on the edge of space C Em F G Everything is dusty and everything is in it's place Am Em F G C All the doors hang open and when it rains I shake C Em F G C I live in a Ghost…read more
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COAL FEVER Key D D D sus D D D sus D When I got the fever I was eight years old Mamma called the doctor. So the story is told G G sus G G G sus G The doctor’s diagnosis made her blood run cold D D sus D D D sus D A He said I’d been infected…read more
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I wrote this song with Lisa Aschmann. HICKORY STIX Billy Mac and Don McCray drive to work each dawn at six Down the mountain to the factory, makes handles outta hickory stix Their job is easy labor, hanging handles on the line That drags…read more
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The lyrics of this song, as they pertain to plot, are my exact memory of the event. I had spoken to the kid maybe a minute before the "action" started about how the pressure of the water was very strong. He was nestled down with his back…read more
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PERFECT When I said, “She’s perfect,” I meant she’s Perfect for me You might not see her that Perfectly When 1 and 1 is 2 and 2 and 1 is three, that’s math and on math we all agree But Perfect has a sliding scale on which we all find our…read more
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THE SWING When I was a child we'd drive 200 miles To Gramma’s in the Spring I’d hop out of the car. Run to her back yard. Gramma had a swing The times have changed... And when I became a dad I took all the rope I had And tied it to…read more
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Since my ear found your voice And my eye found your face All the sights and the noise Will never erase The song I started singing The song I sing today... (C) 2019 Royal T Music
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From a poem by Pete Thompson. CALEB’S REPRIEVE The crowd is restless/It’s a quarter to noon They’re here for a hangin’/And it better be soon Sun beating down/The law’s not in town Hangman’s dirty boots tappin' slow… Dragged from…read more
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DELI When they close down the deli at Walmart They discount the mashed potaters About 10, that's when I go in Sometimes a little later...
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My buddy Lu Mitchell went the way of a song yesterday... Sad. MISSING LU I will miss you, now that you’re gone I will miss you, as I carry on I held your hand up a step or two Now I will miss you. I will miss you There are those who…read more
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JACKIE I remember that summer in the evening heat When they brought the skating rink to Tehachapi I asked Jackie when they said, "Couples, please." It was an easy way for a boy and girl to meet And then, when school started, at lunch…read more
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