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INDUSTRIAL DAYS 1991

Song List

Wild Wind Blowing

Little Child

Sad Streets

Gonna Be Missing You

Hallelujah Child

Lay Down By My Side

True Love Travels A Rocky Road

Those Days Have Passed Us By

Early One Morning

Why Do You Treat Love This Way

Crazy

Credits 

Produced by Tom Ovans

Tracks 1-6 co-produced by Robb Earls

All songs recorded at Sound Vortex

Engineered by Robb Earls

Except "Why Do You Treat Love This Way" and "Crazy"

     Recorded at True West; Engineered by Tom Skinker

Words & Music by Tom Ovans © & Ⓟ1991 (BMI)

Photography & design by Joe Montgomery

 

 

WILD WIND BLOWING

Tom Ovans - Vocal, acoustic guitar, harmonica

Zip Gibson, Robb Earls - Electric guitars

Ken Moore - Hammond B3 

Bob Kommersmith - Bass

Jeff Finlin - Drums

 

LITTLE CHILD

Tom Ovans - Vocal, acoustic guitar

Zip Gibson - Electric guitar

Ken Moore - Hammond B3, synthesizer 

Bob Kommersmith - Bass

Jeff Finlin - Drums 

 

SAD STREETS

Tom Ovans - Vocal, acoustic guitar

Zip Gibson - Electric guitar

Ken Moore - Synthesizer, string arrangement

Bob Kommersmith - Bass

Jeff Finlin - Drums 

 

GONNA BE MISSING YOU

Tom Ovans - Vocal, acoustic guitar

Bob Kommersmith - Bass

 

HALLELUJAH CHILD

Tom Ovans - Vocal, acoustic guitar

Zip Gibson - Electric guitar

Ken Moore - Hammond B3, synthesizer 

Bob Kommersmith - Bass

Jeff Finlin - Drums 

 

LAY DOWN BY MY SIDE

Tom Ovans - Vocal, acoustic & electric guitars

Ken Moore - Hammond B3

Bob Kommersmith - Bass

Jeff Finlin - Drums 

 

TRUE LOVE TRAVELS A ROCKY ROAD

Tom Ovans - Vocal, acoustic guitar

Terry Garland - Electric guitar

Ken Moore - Synthesizer 

Bob Kommersmith - Bass

Jack "Bullet" Harris - Drums 

Ellie Peters - Backing vocal

 

THOSE DAYS HAVE PASSED US BY

Tom Ovans - Vocal, acoustic guitar

Terry Garland - Electric guitar

Ken Moore - Organ, synthesizer 

Bob Kommersmith - Bass

Jack "Bullet" Harris - Drums 

 

EARLY ONE MORNING

Tom Ovans - Vocal, acoustic guitar

Terry Garland, Richard Bell - Electric guitars

Ken Moore - Synthesizer, piano

Bob Kommersmith - Bass

Jack "Bullet" Harris - Drums 

Lou Ann Bardash, Ellie Peters - Backing vocals

 

WHY DO YOU TREAT LOVE THIS WAY

Tom Ovans - Vocal, acoustic guitar

Tom Skinker - Electric guitar

Ken Moore - Synthesizer 

Bob Kommersmith - Bass

Paul Griffith - Drums 

Lou Ann Bardash - Backing vocal

 

CRAZY

Tom Ovans - Vocal, acoustic guitar

Denis Colby - Acoustic guitar

Vince Farsetta - Mandolin 

Bob Kommersmith - Bass

Tom Ovans, Jane Allingham, Lou Ann Bardash, Bill Marrish - Backing Vocals

Lyrics

 

Wild Wind Blowing

 

Oh pretty baby don’t do me no damage

You know I ain’t looking for no football scrimmage

Well I come down the road and my eyes are on fire

You know I’ve seen too much to believe all these liars

There’s a wild wind blowing

There’s a wild wind blowing

There’s a wild wind blowing

There’s a wild wind blowing

 

Oh your boys in Washington I don’t know what they’re doing

They’re selling you out there’s trouble a brewing

From your New York Island to the San Francisco Bay

This melting pot is melting its getting hotter everyday

There’s a wild wind blowing…

 

Oh pretty baby please open up your eyes

See the pollution at your feet, hear your sick and homeless cry

Before it gets too late, before they throw you in chains

Before your torch of freedom is left to die in this rain

There’s a wild wind blowing…

 

 

 

 

Little Child

 

You’ve seen the fighting

You’ve seen the fires

You’ve seen the soldiers

Killers for hire

Little child

 

Little child

Little child

Little child

Don’t forget to smile

Little child

 

They shot your father

Capture your mother

They raped your sister

Took away your brother

Little child

 

Little child

Little child

Little child

Don’t forget to smile 

Little child

 

I would give anything

To dry your tears

I would give anything

To stop this fear

Little child

 

Little child

Little child

Little child

Don’t forget to smile

Little child

 

 

 

Sad Streets

 

Tell me baby 

Are you near me

Can you hear me 

Was it so long ago

That I held you 

On these sad streets

Where hearts meet 

And gets lost in the snow

Well time it has past 

The years I can’t count

As I stand in the wind 

With a horse trying to mount

These loves come and go 

Leave nothing to show

 

But these wounds 

How we use them 

Confuse them 

With what we must do

Ah my own words 

I do mean well

But it’s hard to tell

Just what gets through

I lay down at night

On the roads that lead

To the cities of fortune

To the valleys of need

I know what I see

But I just can’t believe

 

Do you love me

Shall I stay here

Are my reasons clear

Or shall I go

Ah my heart leaps

With the sirens 

The sacred dreams

The mindless control

The rebel lays dead

With a gun by his side

Drunken and tortured

They call it suicide

But I can’t understand

These holes in his hands

You send flowers

To the graveyard

But his ashes are

Buried in the sea

You live in poverty 

Your eyes grow sad

You mind gets mad

You must take your leave

But the fire is raging

On the mask of the bandit

Who understood nothing

Until he was stranded

And somebody says

Just get out of the way

 

You’re in the barroom 

You’re in the mirror

You tried to love her

You got reasons to drink

You are loneliness 

You are the hero

You kiss the widows

You got reasons to sink

Your eyes get blackened

From just hanging around

You look for your face

But it’s gone underground

You hide in the forest 

But they got your address

 

You try to sleep

On a bed to soft

To sound of locks

You follow the trials

All these people

They do work hard

You send your regards

Every once in awhile

Around and around

My head starts to spin

He gives you to me

I give her to him

Can there be any chance

For a second romance

 

 

Tell me baby 

Are you near me

Can you hear me

Was it so long ago

That I held you 

On these sad streets

Where hearts meet

And get lost in the snow

I drifted you missed it

I resisted you kissed it

We fell from the place 

Where no one existed

And now these wheels 

Are all that I feel.

 

 

 

 

 

Gonna Be Missing You

 

Twisted dreams and broken doors

The bloody face screaming for one punch more

Somebody answers baby somebody calls

You can hear the steel ball breaking down these walls

I’m gonna be missing you

Gonna be missing you

 

I’ve been working hard down on factory lane

I’ve been banging nails hanging my head in shame

I hear the radio playing all the same songs

It sounds alright but it feels all wrong

I’m gonna be missing you

Gonna be missing you

 

The crowded house the lonely room

You choose your fate babe you seal your doom

Find yourself crawling down the polluted streets

You’re at the mercy of every fool you meet

I’m gonna be missing you

Gonna be missing you

 

Voices in the dark they remember your name

They leave you hungry for your moment of fame

See the bitterness in the old man’s eyes

It’s hard to live a life full of compromise

I’m gonna be missing you

Gonna be missing you

 

Teardrops falling from the heavens above

Another woman crying another woman in love

Horses running free on a moonlit road

God help the man in search of his soul

I’m gonna be missing you

Gonna be missing you

 

Walking the streets of a steel gray dawn

You know the next flight is the one I’ll be on

Fires burning down by the railroad tracks

Sometimes goodbye is the only way back

I’m gonna be missing you

Gonna be missing you

 

 

 

Hallelujah Child

 

Standing at the station waiting on salvation

But there’s nothing happening here

Just some crooked politician thieving mortician

Preachers pushing bibles of fear

Dealers on the street sun going down in the rain

Another smoking gun another cross burning in flames

Sing hallelujah child

Hallelujah child

 

Propaganda and hatred phonies and hypocrites

Burning out every single spark

Sometimes I need a floodlight sometimes I need a searchlight

Sometimes it gets this dark

Rebel on the corner you know he’s standing all alone

For in the halls of justice there just ain’t nobody home

Sing hallelujah child

Hallelujah child

 

Well this train leaves tomorrow beg steal or borrow

Where it goes that’s where I’m bound

Like some old gunslinger like some old blues singer

I’m going where I can’t be found

So don’t look back baby dry those tears of pity from your eyes

For on this road to freedom everyday you got to fight to survive

Sing hallelujah child

Hallelujah child

 

 

 

Lay Down By My Side

 

We could be lovers we could light this world on fire for a life time

We could be special we could be the envy of all mankind

So girl listen to your heart

Don’t be afraid of the spark

Turn out the lights close the door

And come and lay down by my side

 

You can go back home to your lonely room your lonely bed that waits for you

You can go back home to memories of broken hearts that keep you blue

Or you could stay the night in my arms 

I’ll give you something real to dream on

Turn out the lights close the door 

And come and lay down by my side

 

Girl it’s been such a long time

Since I’ve felt this way

We got a chance here we got to take

Before it forever slips away

Baby listen

 

This world is crazy it spins ‘round and ‘round and who knows what tomorrow brings

But I swear what I’m saying girl what I’m feeling is something worth believing in

So take your coat off turn around

Step from your dress and let your hair hang down

Turn out the lights close the door 

And come and lay down by my side

Turn out the lights close the door

And come and lay down by my side

 

 

 

True Love Travels A Rocky Road

 

I sleep with clothes on baby I don’t care

Leather jacket thrown over my chair

Blood on my boots honey I’m still on the run

I hear the sounds of the hurricane

Carrying news of the runaway train

I smell the smoke and the fire from the rebel’s guns

I dream of holding you in the pine tree forest

In the summer with the city far below

But any stranger will realize

With one look into my bloodshot eyes

That true love travels a rocky road

 

Sailing ships across the ocean

War criminals and soldiers of fortune

Sealing the fate of a land that knows no hope

In the cafes with the gypsy singers

Hash burns on the tips of our fingers

Making love in the shadows of a hangman’s rope

Through the window you can hear the prayers calling

From the ancient rivers to the capital

Everyday I wake up to find

Another day you’ll never be mine

True love travels a rocky road

 

From out of nowhere rumors finally give way

Assassinations and suicide raids

Death squads, rape and torture, massacres on the street

Soaked in blood a new leader is born

Mothers weep revenge is sworn

As the world cries out for a worthless peace

Through the desert a caravan rides on

Across the border where another war explodes

Looking out on an endless night

If only I was holding you tight

True love travels a rocky road

 

 

 

 

Those Days Have Passed Us By

 

I said come here baby talk to me

You know the rain is falling outside this window

She hush now child don’t you know you’re just lucky

A girl like me has got other places to go

Then she smiled and said baby don’t look so worried

You know I know what it is that gets you high

So baby be cool there’s nobody here to fool

Besides those days have passed us by

 

I said please girl you don’t have to be talking that way

You know we both can’t be that far gone things can’t be that bad

She said you boys from the north sure talk a lot of nonsense

You just keep it up you’ll be driving me mad

Then she kicked off her shoes and said baby who are you kidding

You know I can see a distant light in your eyes

So baby be real there’s nothing here to steal

Besides those days have passed us by

 

Outside the rain kept falling

As we fell into each other’s arms

For a moment I swear I heard her heart calling

But in the next somehow it was gone

 

From a dream I woke up to see her dressing

The stars outside beginning to shine

She said you know my name baby you got my number

You just call me anytime

But don’t be expecting this and don’t be expecting that

Don’t be looking for a place to whimper or cry

You know what I’m saying baby you know what I mean

Besides those days have passed us by

 

 

 

 

Early One Morning

 

Hanging around a corner when I was just a kid

Looking for what to do

I ran into the holy man I ran into the voodoo man

I ran into everything but the truth

 

Early one morning

I stood out on the road

Early one morning

The dice began to roll

 

Working a job straight out of school

Hanging around those late night joints

Boss man come near I couldn’t help but sneer

Man can you tell me what’s the point

 

Early one morning

I stood out on the road

Early one morning 

The dice began to roll

 

Looking in your eyes girl is breaking my heart

Tell me what you want me to do

I give it to you all night until you’re feeling alright

But you know that never will do

 

Early one morning

I stood out on the road

Early one morning

The dice began to roll

 

 

 

 

 

Why Do You Treat Love This Way

 

I see the lightning in your eyes

I hear the thunder of your lies

Oh baby why do you treat love this way

 

You like to joke about our loving

You like to say that it could be nothing

Oh baby why do you treat love this way

 

Goodbye and good luck 

Is that what I’ll get from you

If you know so much

Then why can’t you tell me the truth

 

You’re like a shadow in the night

You disappear with the morning light

Oh baby why do you treat love this way

 

Goodbye and good luck 

Is that what I’ll get from you

If you know so much

Then why can’t you tell me the truth

 

I sit and watch the sun go down

I hear my heart beat this lonesome sound

Oh baby why do you treat love this way

 

 

Crazy

 

Crazy

Crazy

 

I got this all night job working out on the interstate

Selling gasoline and oil cigarettes and beer souvenirs and junk food

I meet people from everywhere in almost every kind of imaginable state

I know most are just tired from driving so I try to keep it cool

Truck drivers come in strung out sometimes I slip them some caffeine pills

Cause I know what it’s like to be dodging the law on that all night drive

Tourists come in with their blushing excitable young daughters

I find it kind funny how young girls can sense something different about some guys

Crazy

Crazy

 

I use to play in a rock and roll band in all the clubs up and down this coast

But that gets old when you don’t make no money and the fun wears out if you know what I mean

Now I don’t even listen to the radio and I’ll be dam if I watch them dumb videos

I prefer the sounds of the rain and the color of my own dreams

I got a ex wife and daughter living somewhere but I don’t know where

Sometimes if I don’t look at their pictures I can remember to forget what they look like

I got a few friends but not to many but I don’t think I’m missing out on anything

Anyway for the way I am for the way things are you could say I’m doing all right

Crazy

Crazy

 

The boss says I should open up more try to be friendlier to people

Says it’s a tough, tough world out there and they need all the smiles they can get

I says look at me man can’t you see I’m trying to be the friendliest person in the world

But I was born this I can’t help it if I’m a little frayed around the edge

Well a couple of weeks ago this guy walks in with a shot gun and held me up

All the cops nodded their heads when one cop said I was lucky I didn’t get blown away

But I wasn’t afraid cause I knew that guy wasn’t going to pull the trigger

Cause I could tell that he could tell we were brothers in some kind of strange way

Crazy

Crazy

 

I guess you’re wondering how a guy like me can keep anything together

I find most people want to believe in something and are so easy to fool

I mean just ask any preacher or politician or salesman down your street

And anyway I’m not greedy I don’t steal well except maybe a beer or two

Well I got this girlfriend waiting for me tonight when my shift is through

Sometimes we drive down to the beach and just lay there while the sun comes up

Light a few cigarettes drink some wine and watch those freighters crawl on down the coast

Then maybe we go back to my place and get real lazy and make some love

Crazy

Crazy

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