Molly Johnson

01. My Oh My (5:01)
02. Long Wave Goodbye (4:19)
03. Diamond In My Hand (4:49)
04. Deep Dead Blue (3:01)
05. Monkey (3:55)
06. I Will (3:43)
07. It’s Only Love (4:49)
08. Sweetest World (4:06)
09. One Hundred Cigarettes (4:08)
10. Night Comes (4:42)
11. Don’t Explain (5:08)
12. My Oh My (Radio Edit) (3:51)


Lyrics

MY OH MY
MACKINNON/JOHNSON

Come on pretty baby lets take a ride
to far out places we’ll get inside
of the world that only you inspire
I know a way to get a little high
We’ll run away on a be bop tip
don’t need much just the love of it
let the kettle boil, let the telephone ring
we’ll say good-bye to everything

My oh my, my oh my, oh the mystery of it all
my oh my, can you tell me that you hear me call

My oh my, my oh my, oh the tales that we could spin
why oh why, can you tell me why
can we just…begin

Come on little darlin’ let’s go for a swim
take that plunge dive right in
to that shining place that’s beckoning
hold our breath, we’ll count to ten
As we dive to the bottom
let’s stay for a while
swim with the fishes let’s dig the vibe
of that magic place of reckoning
water’s fine, jump right in

Come on sweet daddy let’s take a drive
just us two turn the radio high
as we glide along to that Coltrane tune
out on the desert we’ll howl at the moon


LONG WAVE GOOD-BYE
MACKINNON/JOHNSON

I made a promise to myself
that I would sooner rot in hell
than spend another moment with you
I feel that time is slipping by
and if I felt it was worth a try
then maybe baby, I would try
just one more sad sigh

I have sipped the sweetest wine
but this one tastes just past it’s prime
so go take the long wave good-bye
doctor’s bills are piling sky high
while I try to reason with why
I haven’t taken the long wave good-bye

I had a chance weeks ago
to tell you baby to hit the road
but one look at you
with those sad brown eyes
well I hate to see a grown man cry

You’ve got to go on, pack your things
cause I’m cutting all your strings
and I’m waving the long wave good-bye

The train is barreling down the track
whistle’s blowing your bags are packed
hurry now don’t be late, cause that
would be your last mistake
hill of beans don’t count for much
forget to write please don’t stay in touch

cause I’m waving the long wave good-bye… good-bye
bye bye, see ya later, bye bye…
cause I’m waving the long wave good-bye


(GOT A) DIAMOND IN MY HAND
MACKINNON/JOHNSON

I’ve been overwhelmed, I’ve been made to fade
I’ve been all alone, I’ve left beds unmade
I’ve left things unsaid. I have run and wept
I can walk away or I can dig real deep
I can keep on looking or I can fall asleep
laid out on my back stare into the night
where I swear I see signs of life

I would light your torch, I could carry your flame
if you had the chance would you do the same
all I know is what I have got a diamond in my hand

You can be my friend or something else to me
you can lend a hand or just wash out to sea
when I look around I know what I need
But I have found a jewel in this rocky ground
held it in my hand turned it all around
I stretched out my arms, held them way up high
and I looked to the sky, the dark blue sky

Cause I got nothing here, nothing left to lose
to say anymore would just confuse
all I know is what I have, got a diamond in my hand
I would light your torch, I could carry your flame
if you had the chance would you do the same
all I know is what I have got a diamond in my hand

You can take it day by day
save your soul any old way
can’t ya hear me calling
quick now, think you’re falling


DEEP DEAD BLUE
Costello / Frisell

Deep dead blue that I invite
Bring it on, disguise of night
Turn the whole kaleidoscope
Deep dead blue

Deep dead blue that nightly shares
Most unlikely escapes
As the lights that frighten fade
Till the dawn drags into view
I’m lost in deep dead blue

Deep dead blue I’d rather stay
Far from the cool color day
Leave me in my monochrome
Till I find a finer hue
Beyond the deep dead blue


MONKEY
MACKINNON

FIRST VERSE

Monkey likes to climb the trees
Monkey likes to pull your sleeve
and if you don’t think he’s a tease
you don’t know monkey at all

Monkey’s like no one you’ve met
well, this monkey ain’t no furry pet
and if you don’t know monkey yet
you don’t know monkey at all

Monkey, he got that fuzzy face
he wiggles his ears all over the place
but you’re better off with a can of mace
you don’t know Monkey at all

Monkey love young and old alike
Monkey don’t care if you’re black or white
but he sure gives you an awful fright
when you don’t know Monkey at all

You feel yourself start to rock
when he talks that monkey talk
you can smell that jungle air
well that little Monkey, he don’t play fair

Monkey, he won’t pay his rent
he’ll drink your beer, he’ll trash you friends
and if you don’t think he’ll leave you spent
you don’t know monkey at all


I WILL
MACKINNON/JOHNSON

You can’t borrow time, can’t live on a lie
gotta show me a sign, that you’re digging the vibe
cause you can’t hurry love, comes from the heavens above
your life’s tumbling down, you know I might not be around

But I will…say a prayer for you
(and) I will…try to love you too
(oh) I will…hope your dreams come true
(yeah) I will…comfort you

A penny you saved, is money to burn
a kick in the face, hard lesson you learned
cause you can’t play the fool, you’re just not that cool
when it’s all coming down, you know you might not hear a sound

Cause I can feel you’ve come undone
you’re just waiting to hit the sun
now you’re raging on and on
to that place far beyond
you’re tumbling down through all your lies
hoping that I’m hypnotized
time is slipping slowly by
but I will…

I will…say a prayer for you, I will…try to love you too
tell you what I think is true,I will make a wish for you
tell you what I’m gonna do, be the one to comfort you
(I will dream a dream for you, I will help to see you too)


IT’S ONLY LOVE (AND I BELIEVED YOU)
MACKINNON/JOHNSON

It’s only love you did say
I blame it all on the way
you held your coffee in your hands
so I said yes, one more time, one more time
a cigarette on the floor
the sound of my kitchen door
and every word you said was true
it’s only love and I believed you

Well Billy Strayhorn’s a fool
this lush life’s all out of tune
the roses lay outside my room
’till I said yes, imagine that, imagine that
it seems a blur to me, how?
it all just speaks at me now
and every word you said was true
it’s only love and I believed you

This kind of wonderful
it’s just not so cool anymore
and I’m so weary all the time
so as you rest your head
you might rest my heart instead
save those pretty words
hush now baby
this heart has learned

So on this cold afternoon I’ll make my way
and I’ll wear my best perfume
I won’t look back, please don’t look back
cause it’s only love and I believed you


THE SWEETEST WORLD
MACKINNON/DALBELLO

Fool rain, come again, surrender yourself to me
‘n pour—cool—lemonade upon me, your sweetest reverie
sundown, promised me she’d lay down
‘n mellow your will until—you—unravel me
and god knows, i’ve strayed behind the shadows
but—don’t nobody save me, don’t nobody raise me from this
pool of pure devotion, I dive into your ocean
’till this deep sea carries me, straight to you

Sure as the stars have no shame, sure as I know my own name
I follow you and fall into…the Sweetest World

If i’m like a slow wave that takes you over
I’m gonna give way to human nature
that’s all I wanna do, ea–say, like trippin’ on a Sunday
forever more when your hands, uncover me
and god knows, I swear upon an angel
tell me that I’m crazy, but I’m such a lazy girl
mmm, what is more delicious, than a bucket full of wishes
don’t ever keep these melodies, away from me

Sure as tomorrow will come, sure as the earth needs the sun
I follow you and fall into, with every breath you take me to…
The Sweetest…

World where I wanna go, World like I never know
pure as an ordinary pearl, so very more than a perfect rhyme
(that’s) spoken till the end of time
these words, I say, to you, from the…autumn of my…soul

With every breath you take me to, you know the very thought of you
could make me fall with you into, the Sweetest World


ONE HUNDRED CIGARETTES
GEORDIE JOHNSON/DAN GALLAGHER

Lord I smoked one hundred cigarettes,
waiting for your call, but it aint come yet
I’m just waiting on your footsteps in my hall
and I’m just waiting for this ash to fall
While I’m counting my regrets
I’m gonna smoke one hundred cigarettes

My porch light is on, and I’ve unlocked my door
my eyes are red and my throat is sore
I’ve checked my mail and I watch my phone
and I’m wondering when you’re coming home
So while I’m counting my regrets
I’m gonna smoke one hundred cigarettes

How much longer can I watch my own TV
now I’ve seen how white my shirts can be

One more smoke, I’ll take one more sip
before I wipe your name right off my lips

So while I’m counting my regrets
I’m gonna smoke one hundred cigarettes

So while I’m counting my regrets
I’m gonna smoke one hundred cigarettes

Before I see that rising sun
I believe I smoked one hundred and one


NITE COMES
DOUG RILEY/M.JOHNSON

That warm wind gently blows, thru that old screen door
tree throws some shade, kinda cool
then nite comes and I’m sitting all alone
your sweet fool

Remember that bittersweet nite, that old yellow moon so high
your words still ringing so insincere
but then nite comes and I’m still sitting all alone
your sweet fool

Every time I call your name
seems like nothing gonna change
know you’ll always be the same
and just when I think I don’t give a damn
well, there you are again, baby there you are again

So let that warm wind blow, let that yellow moon glow
just close that door, please don’t hear me cry
then nite comes, and I’m still sitting all alone
I ain’t happy but I’m home, and I know you should be gone
when nite comes


DON’T EXPLAIN
HERZOG/HOLIDAY

Hush now, don’t explain
There’s nothing to gain
I’m glad you’re back, don’t explain

Hush now, don’t explain
There’s nothing to gain
Skip that lipstick, don’t explain

You know that I love you
And what love endures
All my thoughts are of you
I’m so completely yours

Cry to hear folks chatter
And I know you cheat
Right or wrong, don’t matter
When I’m with you sweet

Hush now, don’t explain
My joy, my pain
My life’s your love, don’t explain

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