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High and Dry

by Radoslav Lorkovic

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You've been hiding out with strangers tryin' to make the scene flirting with the dangers of this overcrowded dream CHORUS The good goes with the bad Honey your good love is the best I ever had He can coddle you with caution he can fly just like the wind he'll never take you places you know you've already been CHORUS Outside a cold wind's blowin its warm here in this bed someone's singing to me over over in my head tellin me CHORUS
High And Dry 04:21
CHORUS They say my trailer's high and dry somehow the water passed it by how was I supposed to know I'm still down in Mexico They say my truck is running fine all four wheels still touch the ground baby since you let me go got no reason to go home Roads washed out the phones are down looks like disaster all around all my friends they moved to town there's just no point in hanging round water's up to my front door the one you slammed a year ago guess I must've left in time bartender one more with a lime CHORUS I've seen it all from this here bar It's front page news both near and far the storms that drove me from my home came way before the waters rose they say it rained both night and day till that old levee washed away ah but it don't mean a thing the sun shines hot, my head just spins CHORUS
Brown shiny Lincoln at a four way stop drivin my car, carryin' all that I got got my foot to the floor, got my windows rolled down ain't gonna stop 'til I hit Memphis town CHORUS Headin' south on a two lane road think I'm losin' control 'fore I get old I just might never go home baby you and me like a river to the sea can't turn around 'til I hit Memphis town I'm tired of cold weather, tired of cold stares tired of monotone voices, with nothing to say I'm tired of motion, tired of fast pace tired of jerking around without rhythm or grace CHORUS I've been to both coasts, even been to Italy I've traveled three continents with regularity every where that I go, every one that I meet could be doctors or lawyers or just people on the streets I hear it in their voice, that unmistakable sound calling me back, time after time CHORUS
Closin' Time 04:43
I smell the smoke from your bottle blond hair I see the Mississippi river everywhere like a bottle of beer up on a roof you got me floating downstream without a line or a hook I see your face in the shadow of a neon sign like a double Ferris wheel down by the county line shinin' straight through the cornfields and the highway signs as the fireflies dance and thunder fills the sky CHORUS You got me shakin like a moth on a buzzing beer sign you got me sneaking down the alley trying to stay out of sight you got me climbing up a fire escape ladder in the night just a few rungs below you know I couldn't look down I just hope I can find you I just hope I can find you I just hope I can find you 'fore closing time When I saw you last night I knew you'd put me down then you started talking 'bout that old river town the crows were crowing the ravens were raving bats were buzzing the angels were singing CHORUS
I've been ridin' all night on this Canadian highway northern lights light up the sky radio plays from a Thunder Bay station its been a mile since a car passed me by CHORUS Here the nights a little colder road's a little longer wind blows a little harder and the drinks are a little stronger the sky's a little clearer the light's a little lower and the miles keep rollin on by I met you one night on the Canadian highway on your way down to old New Orleans you got in real slow I felt the cold wind blow As we rode down to Sault Ste. Marie CHORUS Got a few miles to go on the Canadian highway I listen to my old motor run Its good bye to the Great Lakes good morning steak and eggs as we ride down to the Delta sun CHORUS
Up Sunday morning in late last night head hurts but I feel fine I just reach over under the covers she's in there all the time coffee's dripping bacon's frying sun shining through the blinds one eye's half open other's still dreaming 'bout that little girl of mine CHORUS Look at that girl of mine look at that girl of mine no gymnastics no smoke and mirrors you know she moves just fine look at that girl of mine look at that girl of mine just like a freight train out on a flat plain shes rollin' down the line Cool in the summer warm in the winter she makes my temperature rise just like ice cream on apple pie she melts me down each time early in the morning late in the evening her lovin's right on time she'll take me down south or round the world on Central Daylight Time CHORUS
My wheels are spinning and my head is aching these mud roads will be full of rocks this spring birds fly by to sit down by the river headed back from way down south to where they've been CHORUS I may be a fool for twisted pleasure I don't want to feel your privileged pain after you buried him in your own backyard you just left me standing in the rain This morning I heard shovels and a backhoe must've been that big guy down the lane he's fighting nature with his guns and heavy equipment he don't stand a chance against the rain CHORUS Its raining from the mountains to the desert its raining from the Great Lakes to the sea its raining on some small town in New England Its raining on the hills of Italy CHORUS
She worked in an office somewhere on the eighth floor one day she knew she couldn't take it no more she left for lunch early just to see the sun shine walking straight down the street behind Chicago's skyline she stumbled on the curb got in somebody's way then off in the distance she heard the pipes play the drums drew her closer the guitars did strum it was right then she knew shed be on the run CHORUS She'd been out running runnin' around till she met the man who brought the mountains into town she'd been feelin' feeling low down then she met the man who brought the mountains into town They got in that Chevy with illegal plates drove half way to Reno straight down the interstate pulled off for some cigarettes and a full tank of gas listening to the roar as the big semis passed she went to the payphone digging for some change tried to call an old friend way behind the front range the lines were all busy she couldn't get through she felt kind of funny she did what she had to do CHORUS The people pass by as they play on the street sometime she still sits and watches right on top of the beat the world moves so fast people don't hear a sound but just for a split second when they're walking around they know something's different as they move down the line the wind keeps on blowing the midday sun shines when the music from the mountains makes its way into town there's no way of knowing what's gonna go down CHORUS They'd all gather come from miles around just to see man who brought the mountains into town there was no way of knowing if she'd ever come round after she met the man who brought the mountains into town


Lorković, who is accompanied by his old mates Greg Brown and Bo Ramsey, plays in a funky yet understated jazz/blues style reminiscent at times of a more intimate and less frantic Professor Longhair. - Paul Comeau (Dirty Linen)


released June 10, 1995

Dedicated to my Grandma, Antonia Bujas

Greg Brown:
Guitar, Harmony Vocals (2,3,7,9)

Mike Fong:

Radoslav Lorković:
Piano, Accordion, Vocals

Dean Magraw:
Guitar (1,5)

Bo Ramsey:
Guitar (2,3,4,7,6,9)

Produced By:
Radoslav Lorković and Greg Brown

Recorded By:
Tom Mudge at Studio M, St Paul, MN

Radoslav Lorković

Bryan Peterson, www.peterson.com

Special Thanks to:
Mike Fong and Sandy Dyas


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