Song Lyrics

"Sleep When I Die"
Words and Music By: Peter Michael Herbert

  1. All My Leaves
  2. Give Thanks
  3. Hard Enough
  4. Sleep When I Die
  5. Until I Do

"All My Leaves"

Capo 7 - Chorus: G/C/G/D Verse: C/G/D/G

All my leaves are turning over- the clouds part over my shoulder- The road I walk ain't nothing to discuss- take me for the man I am, not the man I was

I have never seen the moon from a southern mountain side- I have never asked a lady if she would be my bride- I aim to have a family, I aim to have a son- I'll teach him to be a better man than the one I have become

I will never have my face on a $100 bill- I will never own a gun, but I aim and shoot to kill- all my life is the work that I've done, and I have a lot more work to do before my setting sun

"Give Thanks"

Capo 3 - Verse: C/G/F/C Chorus: F/G/C/F/G/C/Am/F/G/C/Am/G/C

Loss in life is crippling, it almost stops Your heart- until the ones you love grab you up and hold you in their arms- hug you until your happy because you did nothing wrong- sit with you in silence till the feeling's gone

Let's drink a round for all of the good times we had- a round for all our families and all our fallen friends- a round for all the good times to come before they're over- lets drink a round and burn one till the end

In this we are limited, we are all simple and small- but Your energy can't run out if you slip, stop or fall- Me I will spend my life a soldier on the road- I feel I know you well enough to bare my soul

"Hard Enough"

Verse: C#m/B/E/A/E/A/B/A Chorus: E/A/B/A/E/A/F#/A

I'm all out, there's nothing left- I need a place to rest my head but I can't seem to find a friend- I fall like dominos, and I can't find my way back home- fall in line or I stand alone- You know they pick on the weakest ones, they all seem to have their fun- let's see who's laughing when it's done

lay my burden down- when I run to fast my feet don't touch the ground- when I walk on cliffs I get lost in the rough- life is not that hard, I am just not hard enough

Come on down the water is low- drag your feet and tap your toes- sing a song that you don't know, feel a little better on the way back home- once you've had your stay, come back around my way- we can just leave it up to fate, I'm still lost but I'm on my way

"Sleep When I Die"

Capo 3- Intro: C/D/B7/C/G/D Verse: G/C/D/B7/C/G/D Chorus: G/D/C/G/D

Spent many nights inside this station- waiting patiently for my train, but it's never going to come- well I don't know when it runs, and I never really even ever got my ticket- I guess I picked it for a ride, I could sneak myself inside- save my pockets for my pride

But that ain't no way of living- that ain't no way to get yourself on by- My hands are made for working- I don't need rest sir, I'll sleep when I die

Last year my bones turned 25- I took a deep look inside and I heard, Peter what else are you going to do, put on your big man shoes- the Lord said You will only have Your bread- from the sweat off of Your head- and You can't lie to Yourself or to Your friends- that never ends

"Until I Do"

Intro: G/B7/C/D/G/B7/C/G Verse: G/B7/C/G Chorus: C/D/G/C/D/G/Em/D/G

If I set you free would you promise to believe me- I never meant to hold on for so long- see it's just me and the habits I find easy- I pray for strength, but it has not come along

Every day I sit and wonder by the moment- every day I sit and be just like I am- will that holy light you speak of ever shine down on this kind of man

I know what I have read- I know what you have said about the load that we all bare- and how no one else will care- until we do- until I do

I pray I sing in key every time I pour my heart out, but lord I know that I am a worthy man- see I see- see I see and I remember- the holy light in you, me and everyone


"No Sign of Regret"
Words and Music By: Peter Michael Herbert

  1. Dan's Song
  2. All I See
  3. No Sign of Regret
  4. Green Ganja Tea
  5. Little Red Cardinal
  6. Wonder No More
  7. Out on the Town
  8. Hey Officer!
  9. Strength through Experience
  10. Cold Winter
  11. Back to the Jailhouse

"Dan's Song"

Twisted reach, spread new wings, I learn to fly without you.
Ore the storm, blowing and pouring, the thunder rolls around you.
Through the rain, I make a home again 'cause I'm a rolling stone it's too hard to explain.

"All I see"

Comes a point in many a life, when you've got to get up, got to start moving. Got to realize the eyes you've closed have unconsciously begun to open. Sit beside this billowing wind, this winding river keeps flowing on. Realize what's going down is never coming back, never coming round. Take your chance pay the toll, grab your ticket and rock n' roll.

:Chorus:
All I see are roses for miles around; all you see are mountains that I've not found.

Comes a time when your hands are cold, you got to get up, you go to start moving. Realize the ones you love, love you back and their arms are open. Sit beside this billowing wind, this winding river keeps flowing on. Realize what's going down is never coming back, never coming round. Take your chance pay the toll, grab your ticket and rock n' roll.

:Chorus:
All I see are roses for miles around; all you see are mountains that I've not found.

"No sign of Regret"

I think you've come to watch me fall. You can't wait to see this all unfold. When the cards are down and the balls are rolled, I'll still be the one taking me home.

:Chorus:
I don't show no sign of regret, for the people I've left and the homes that I've made.I still got this tie to me, that pulls me in some strange direction and I find your luck is just as hard as mine.

Now it seems that I've got a winning hand, but the dealer won't raise me none. So I pack up my bags and kick some rocks, I think I'll find some luck on yonder dock.

:Chorus:
I don't show no sign of regret, for the people I've left and the homes that I've made. I still got this tie to me, that pulls me in some strange direction and I find your luck is just as hard as mine.

Every time I'm lost, I'm still on my way. Every step that I take seals my fate. Why stay and drink up one last drop of pain? All I know is to keep on moving my pace. Killer whales, weak ships and tidal waves, don't that sound like a whole mess of fun? You better watch your back these days, because I heard the captain is on the run like us.

:Chorus:
I don't show no sign of regret, for the people I've left and the homes that I've made.I still got this tie to me, that pulls me in some strange direction and I find your luck is just as hard as mine.

"Green ganja tea"

:Chorus:
I've got some ideas about where you've been, at long loss I'm lonesome since way back when. Will you sit a while and pick a song or two with me, put on a pot of that green ganja tea.

I was buzzing like a butterfly the day that we met; I was humming like a bee till the day that you left. My world crashed upon me, smashed me like a pancake, put a few more bruises on my knees.

:Chorus:
I've got some ideas about where you've been, at long loss I'm lonesome since way back when. Will you sit a while and pick a song or two with me, put on a pot of that green ganja tea.

Good luck will always find you, if you're looking. In the longest of climbs my door is always open. Breath as you walk, you will feel it in your feet. The hardest of climbs are the hardest to teach.

:Chorus:
I've got some ideas about where you've been, at long loss I'm lonesome since way back when. Will you sit a while and pick a song or two with me, put on a pot of that green ganja tea.

Be good to your mother, be good to your friends, and be good to the world because the world is without end. Find peace inside if only trouble you see. Put on a pot of green ganja tea.

"Little Red Cardinal"

Little red cardinal by my window, wake me in the morning & let me hear the wind blow. Through the leaves, on the trees they sing no songs of suffering. Perched on the branches, they take their chances, in flying off at just the right moment. Through the clouds, with no doubt they sing no songs of suffering.

:Chorus:
Little cardinal if I wake up and you are gone, I would take it up upon myself to sing your song, and with thanks and praise I sing no songs of suffering.

"Wonder no more"

Comes a day when you wake up and you face what you're made of; every part of the space you take up is a part of the place you came from. I wonder, what's right for the world, what's right for the people. We've been warned once, will we fall to evil. I wonder. Nowadays when I wake up, I walk up the face of all the mountains they make up, I climb to the top and I kick my shoes off and wonder no more. What's right for the world, what's right for the people; clean up your head and nah bow to evil.

"Out on the town"

When you go out on the town tonight, I hope you remember all the stars are going with you. None are left for me as I'm staring at the empty space between the moon and the ground.

:Chorus:
Changes all provoke emotions, I don't want to remember all the love I left behind. Doubled over, backwards and spinning on the ceiling, that's what I've been up to.

I've met a lot, I mean a lot of pretty faces, but all their names escape me. Some tried too hard while others didn't try at all, and hey, that's what gets me.

"Hey Officer"

Dollar short on a heady half, talk to Juice he's got the stacks that go way up to the ceiling you'd think they'd tumble down. Sure enough he's got the dough, rollin' out and then you know a black and white with lights a flashing tries to bring us down.

:Chorus:
We don't shake we don't fight; we don't look left to right. We just say hey officer it's a sunny day, don't you think that I might head along my way?

Marc was driving, I was sitting low, still fuckin' with the radio cause this aint no big deal, these things happen all the time. Next thing we're out of the car, the pig is poking through our cookie jar, but he didn't find nothing 'cause Juice had it stashed.

:Chorus:
We don't shake we don't fight; we don't look left to right. We just say hey officer it's a sunny day, don't you think that I might head along my way?

Sometimes a smile won't work. The men were dealing with are getting' paid in dirt, and they live their lives to cheat. For God sakes don't hide it under your seat.

:Chorus:
We don't shake we don't fight; we don't look left to right. We just say hey officer it's a sunny day, don't you think that I might head along my way?

It's an everyday situation; don't go living in fear or hate. If you see a cop say, "Hey how's it going Man, I think I might head on along my way.

"Strength through experience"

:Chorus:
Get your strength through experience work it over time, get your strength through experience and write down every line. Get your strength through experience listen to every breath, get your strength through experience God will bring the rest.

Oh my brother why are you crying? Is it the pain that wraps you whole? I can give you this to confide in, nothing is in your control, except your soul.

:Chorus:
Get your strength through experience work it over time, get your strength through experience and write down every line. Get your strength through experience listen to every breath, get your strength through experience God will bring the rest.

Oh my sister what have you done now? Have you come along too far without looking back? Seeing the wake you leave behind you, look to the stars guide with your heart.

The last 2 tracks "cold winter" & "Back to the jailhouse" were written by John Rowland. Arrangement by Peter Herbert.

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