YUKON RIVER

Should we move to the Yukon? Along the Yukon River?
Have a little daugher? And finally get a bathtub?
I will plant the trees and you’ll plant the babies
 
This is a dream, this is a dream
But if not in this life then the next one would be nice
if not the Yukon River than any river would suffice
 
We’ll try hyrdo-electric and a little bit of solar
because of the shorter summers I’m breaking ice through the winter
and I’ll keep the engine going, even when its snowing all night long
Can I invite my brother? You can invite your sisters
We can try until we fail but at least we tried it
I think all that I’ve learned is to trust the fisherman in me
 
Okay well maybe not to the yukon cos’ I just thought about the winters
It was hard in Pennsylvania but I think it’s worth a try-a
Southern Oregon is easy almost too easy 
 
©2018 Dan Sherrill

St Jude's Fire

We live in a small house with a kitchenette, we’ve got no kids
We’ve been happy, we’ve been sad we’ve been hungry,
we’ve been tired a little drunk, and fuckin’ mad
 
I take out the trash every monday night, but sometimes I forget,
but its alright, we don’t make much trash
cos’ we compost illegally where noone can see in the back
 
This isn’t a protest, it’s common  sense, have you been to landfill?
but everything has its rightful place so does our anger,
our desire for revolution and change
 
Because of St. Jude’s Fire                  
St. Jude’s Fire                  
St. Jude’s Fire
 
Just look at her, those coffee eyes good love is medicine
did you turn out the lights did you cash the checks?
every night we lay as lovers do is just another cheatin’ death
 
Just look at him, that cheeky smile good love is medicine
did you fix the bed? did you clean the fridge? 
every night we lay as lover’s do is just another cheatin’ death
 
©2018 Dan Sherrill

White Clover

Lay me down, lay me down Lay me down, lay me down
on a bed of white clover       on a bed of white clover       on a bed of white clover
 
to breathe  
 
Far and away the beest things I’ve done are not for me
Everyone has mood swings there’s yummy food in the fridge please take all that you need
 
©2018 Dan Sherrill

Old Boy

We live in a clean and mystical room,
sent postcard her paintings live in the walls
Though I see what we’re doing I haven’t a clue,
I ride up the mountains, I pedal for truth
 
I found theres a time for        
dangerous words a time for        
dangerous things a time for                                
nothing new
 
For the Old Boy
For the Old Boy
For the Old Boy
 
He is just innocent He has done nothing wrong We have forgiven him
 
So we sit and read poetry sit and sing poetry sit and read or write poems
 
There’s words in the basement that have never been read
and still they will linger for years to ferment
They’re packaged in shelves with white dust on the their pages,
like dreams from a past-life like love never made
 
©2018 Dan Sherrill

Sun Sits Low

I wanna live where you wanna live, we can live where the sun sits low,
where the sun sits low
 
If you want some wine, Ill pour you some whiskey, if you want more whiskey I’ll pour you to bed,
Ill pour you to bed, off to bed where the sun sits low, where the sun sits low
 
Crow likes to cry about most everything, in the morning crow cries, in the evening crow cries his
terrible cry in my dreams o’er the night, he’s tearing the sky with his terrible cry, in the sky where the
sun sits low, where the sun sits low
 
Patience my dear for truth be told if we pray by the river we’ll get dirty and wet, so we pray by the
river till we’re dirty and wet, dirty and wet where the sun sits low, where the sun sits low
 
I wanna live where you wanna live, we can live where the sun sits low
 
©2018 Dan Sherrill

Freedom is a Word I Want You Knowin'

When I die, the change is gonna do me good, the change is gonna do me good
All we ever got is choices All we ever got is choices
When we die, the change is gonna do usgood, the change is gonna do us good
 
Don’t you fret honey, Im-a love you twice, one for today and one for your past life
I’m trying baby love will save me
 
You heat the water and I’ll pour the tea, we’ll share it out on the porch,
and if you want to go then I want you to go, wherever you’re going
cos’ freedom is a word I want you knowin’
 
Sure baby I’m fallin’ Sure baby I’m fallin’ Sure baby I’m fallin’ for you
 
When we die the change is gonna do us good
 
©2018 Dan Sherrill

Private Property

Everybody loves their private property and privacy
so we jump o’er the wall that says no trespassing,
darlin’ I’m scared, caught in the rungs, can’t you help I hear someone coming,
darlin’ it’s easier for me iff’n there’s
 
time for us to get away, before security alarms ring,
they bring their dogs and their security things,
its a-hard-time living, but I think it’s the best for me
 
I try to keep you quiet you push my face in the dirt
when we’re making love hidden behind the dunes,
darlin’ I’m sold, the tide it rolls hi-and-low and in-between,
darlin’ it’s easier for me, iff’n there’s
 
time for us to get away, before security alarms ring,
they bring their dogs and their security things,
its a-hard-time living, but I think it's the best for me
 
Its a-hard-time livin’ but I think its the best,
sometimes I wear wonem’s clothing, but I don’t cross dress,
I eat rice and kale, sometimes with lima beans,
as independent musicians we give a lot away for free
 
It’s a-hard-time livin’ but I know it’s the best for me
 
©2018 Dan Sherrill

Hurricane

There’s a hurricane, spinnin stars tonight, I hear the chicken’s in the backyard,
where the storm in the darkness it rages and rages, and rage is a thing,
it’s as simple as a worm, it’s not me it says it’s you instead,
and if that isn’t enoughthink of all the love that’s unexpressed,
its dangerous to everyone
 
Time, it’s already gone, there’s nobody here can save it,
time it’s already gone there’s nobody here can make it,
now there’s no point in  rushin' in
 
The time is gone this song is through thought we'd something more to say
like livin’ for is harder than dyin’ than dyin’,
now to die when it’s my time, is as simple as a song,
for your mother, for your father and if that isn’t enough, think of all the children born today
 
©2018 Dan Sherril

Gloria

Gloria, Gloria speak to me, I’m wide awake, and I’m alone,
there’s angels singing backwards songs,
that’s nothing new to you, man,
that’s nothing new to you
 
All of us wild things cracked like the birds in trees,
the black ones sway like fish I say,
from limb to limb
like sea to tree
 
©2018 Dan Sherrill

Miracle, Man

Hey dark water pull me under,
stone siking voice in the choir
I believe in the miracle, man Freedom running, river Jordan
 
I will sing for freedom, it’s the  only thing worth doing,
this animal we’re riding, on the banks of a rolling river
 
My love I don’t want to fight,
shadow in the darkness making light,
I believe in the miracle, man Freedom running, river Jordan
 
I remember when you were younger
I remember when you lived your dreams,
I believe in the miracle, man Freedom running, river Jordan
 
Mother father sister brother daughter husband wife or son
I believe in the miracle, man, Freedom running, river Jordan
 
I will sing for freedom, it's the only thing worth doing,
this animal we're riding, on the banks of a rolling river
©2018 Dan Sherrill