BOATS & ROADS

by Ed Askew

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made in 1996, BOATS & ROADS was not satisfactory because it was my first attempt at such a project (a full album of, mostly, never before recorded songs that i recorded myself). and so i remastered, edited , and released this slightly improved version in 2006.

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released January 1, 1996

you can get this cassette, and download tracks, at FlyingMoonlight Records
flyingmoonlight.bandcamp.com/album/boats-roads

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Track Name: Art & Life
i'm glad you came over the other night
just to talk about art and life
it's such a dream, all these feelings we feel
but the music and we are real

-so take it easy when you go
in a new direction, on another road
think of me when you lay your guitar down
isten to the breeze and look around

everybody knows music heals the soul
so sing for me before you go
and when you pass this way again
i'll play music for you my friend

-so take it easy when you go
in a new direction, on another road
think of me when you lay your guitar down
isten to the breeze and look around

-so take it easy when you go
in a new direction, on another road
think of me when you lay your guitar down
isten to the breeze and look around

the road is music for you and me
a true musician seeks harmony
although your many miles from here
i'll play music for you to feel
Track Name: Friends and Lovers
Even as the days go by
and old memories fade and die
I look back through time and space
I see somebody, I see a place

--Caus old lovers never die
They may fade or they may shine
Proud mountains can never grow
but great rivers will always, will always flow

Boats on rivers and cars on roads
take me where I want to go
But some lovers I have known
have carried me from home to home

--Caus old lovers never die
They may fade or they may shine
Proud mountains can never grow
but great rivers will always, will always flow

So when your quiet, and by yourself
think about someone else
One who has loved you on your way
A pal, for a few days

and
Even as the days go by
and old memories fade and die
I look back through time and space
I see somebody, I see a place

--Caus old lovers never die
They may fade or they may shine
Proud mountains can never grow
but great rivers will always, will always

-- old lovers never die
They may fade or they may shine
Proud mountains can never grow
but great rivers will always, will always flow
Track Name: Hitchhiking
I HIT THE ROAD AND HEADED FOR THE SETTING SUN.
THE LIGHTS ON THE PAVEMENT WERE GOLD.
THE LONG BLACK HIGHWAY WAS AN ARROW TO THE STARS.
CARS PASSED BY.
AND THAN I GOT A RIDE.

THE CARS WERE GOING FAST INTO THE NIGHT.
THE FALLING RAIN WAS SHINNING ON THE ROAD.
WE DROVE FROM DARKNESS, INTO THE BRIGHT
MORNING SUN,
WHERE THE GREAT WATERS FALL, AT BUFFALO.

I GOT A RIDE OUT OF CHICAGO.
WE PASSED THROUGH CITIES AND SMALL TOWNS.
THE TRUCK THAT PICKED ME UP, HEADED SOUTH.
AND THE MISSISSIPPI FLOWED
LIKE A GREAT WIDE ROAD
OF GOLD AND MUD.

I WENT TO AUSTIN WHERE I STAYED
WITH SOME GOOD PEOPLE IN THERE HOME.
AND PETER TOOK ME OUT, TO THE PLACE
WHERE THE BLUE ROCKS ROSE
ON THE SILVER MIRROR OF A LAKE.

WHEN I LEFT AUSTIN FOR THE COAST,
I GOT A RIDE WITH RICHARD WHITE.
HE PLAYED A FRAIL GUITAR, AND I
SANG A HOPEFUL NOTE.
WITH THE BLUE SKY PLAYING BY, THE FREEWAY.

I GOT A JOB IN SAN FRANCISCO.
WASHING THE POTS IN A RESTAURANT .
AND AFTER WORK I'DE GO, TO THE TOP
OF A HILL,
WITH THE WHITE CITY SHINNING, IN THE DUSK.

I HIT THE ROAD AND HEADED FOR THE SETTING SUN.
THE LIGHTS ON THE PAVEMENT WERE GOLD.
THE LONG BLACK HIGHWAY WAS AN ARROW TO THE STARS.
CARS PASSED BY.
AND THAN I GOT A RIDE.
Track Name: Queen
she walks the street
she's a queen and a lady
we see her there in her dream
and we are lovely
Track Name: Real Train
..everyone rides on a real train.
Track Name: Tom
Tom.. smiled at me on the bridge
later on
i sat and smoked a joint with
beautiful Tom
Track Name: Burning Desire
in our hearts is a fire
burning away all out desire..