Wind Over Stone

The complete lyrics for Wind Over Stone

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NOT HERE, NOT TODAY (Taylor)


Bloody rags on their feet
No shoes and not much to eat
Valley Forge is a new nation’s hardest test
Washington and Layfayette
Never letting anybody forget
We fight for life, liberty, and happiness

Here we believe in freedom
Whenever someone tries to take it away
Bless the brave who stand up to meet ‘em
Saying not here and not today

Riding home on the bus
The driver tells Rosa Parks, “Get up,
Stand in the back,” she says, “No,” and she stays in her seat
Soft-spoken and quiet
Rosa rocks our world, opens our eyes
Nobody’s free until we all got equality

Here we believe in freedom
Whenever someone tries to take it away
Bless the brave who stand up to meet ‘em
Saying not here and not today

High over Stony Creek
Hi-jacked Flight 93
They’re making plans together, passengers and crew
They know they got nothing to lose
But there’s still something they can do
Not on the White House, it’s going down where they want it to

Here we believe in freedom
Whenever someone tries to take it away
Bless the brave who stand up to meet ‘em
Saying not here and not today

Here we believe in freedom
Whenever someone tries to take it away
Bless the brave who stand up to meet ‘em
Saying not here and not today

ONLY A DREAMER (Taylor/Nauful)


Only a dreamer could smile like you do
Only a dreamer could dance
Every road I take leads me to you
Goodbye, I can’t say goodbye

Why is the danger of loving you so
Lost in a moment that’s past
Calling creation like wind over stone
Goodbye, I can’t say goodbye

If you’re lonely and you need someone
Let it be me, let it be me
If you wake up and call for someone
Let it be me

Only a dreamer could smile like you do
Only a dreamer could dance
I love the feeling flowing from you
Goodbye, I can’t say goodbye
I can’t say goodbye
I can’t say goodbye

WHEN THE CHEROKEE ROAMED (Taylor)


Columbus sailed the ocean blue
He was looking for gold and a trading route
The Miami skyline was nothing but trees
On Manhattan Island the deer ran free

When the Cherokee roamed this land, no man owned this land
Back when the rain didn’t burn the trees
Before settler greed and fear drove them down the Trail of Tears
Back when the Cherokee roamed

I would love to have seen one hundred whooping cranes
Spreading their wings and calling their name
The Raton Pass on the Santa Fe Trail
Before the robber barons laid those gleaming rails

When the Cheyenne roamed this land, no man owned this land
Back when the rain didn’t burn the trees
Before Custer’s foolish stand, before cars and aluminum cans
Back when the Cheyenne roamed

I call on my phone, I drive my car
Love to play my radio, those electric guitars
They haven’t come cheap, we’ve paid a high cost
So much beauty has been forever lost

When the Sioux roamed this land, no man owned this land
Back when the rain didn’t burn the trees
Before their dreams of staying free died at Wounded Knee
Back when the Sioux roamed

When the Cherokee roamed this land
No man owned this land

JOYFUL NEWS (Recupido)


Never know the reason why
There could not be just sweet goodbyes
Insides turn, your brain’s a wheel
Spin until you cannot feel

And I always end up singing
My way out of the blues
Like to sing a song next time
Spread some joyful news
Spread some joyful news

Like to see my good things last
Life’s been used up much too fast
My dreams all cost more than I own
Could not buy them now, they’ve flown

And I always end up singing
My way out of the blues
Like to sing a song next time
Spread some joyful news
Spread some joyful news

Never know the reason why
Could not be just sweet goodbyes
Insides turn, your brain’s a wheel
Spin until you cannot feel

And I always end up singing
My way out of the blues
Like to sing a song next time
Spread some joyful news
Spread some joyful news

HEART IN A CAGE (Taylor/Williams)


You wouldn’t take a chance when love came your way
You wanted guarantees, everything safe
But love is a gamble, that’s how it plays
You’ve paid a high price, your heart’s in a cage

Up against the bars, jerking at the chain
Begging for mercy and going insane
You thought yourself lucky, had your life all arranged
One slip in the dark
Your heart’s in a cage

The dreams you denied, you thought you would forget
But now they surround you with pain and regret
If you try to escape from the fear and the rage
The chain pull tighter, you can’t get away

Up against the bars, jerking at the chain
Begging for mercy and going insane
You thought yourself lucky, had your life all arranged
One slip in the dark
Your heart’s in a cage

You see ‘em all around you, people really in love
You watch ‘em and wonder, what were you thinking of

I gotta hand it to you, nobody knows
The sadness you live with and how deep it goes
You look like a winner in everybody’s eyes
They don’t see the sorrow, they’re fooled by the lies

Up against the bars, jerking at the chain
Try a little harder, you might get away
But the love and the passion you laid in the grave
It’s gonna come back and haunt you,
Haunt you, it’s gonna come back and haunt you
Haunt you, haunt you, haunt you

NOBODY CARED ABOUT LOVE (Taylor)


Nobody care about love
Neither of us understood what we had
How it was taken and given

We never had much of a chance
We never could get the timing right
The people, the places, the reasons

Our feelings have flown now
Out of the Milky Way
Does it seem needless that I say
Nobody cared about love

Here’s to our joy, here’s one to our sorrow
They run together now
We swam the deep, the drowned in the shallow

Blown on an ocean of sound
Thrown by the moment the world turned a view
Empty and silent without you

Our feelings have flown now
Out of the Milky Way
Does it seem needless that I say
Nobody cared about love

Here’s to our joy, here’s one to our sorrow
They run together now
We swam the deep, the drowned in the shallow

Nobody cared about love
Neither of us understood what we heard
The words, the colors, the meaning

Our feelings have flown now
Out of the Milky Way
Does it seem needless that I say
Nobody cared about love

MY WORLD IS EMPTY WITHOUT YOU
(© Edward Holland, Jr., Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier)


My world is empty without you, babe
My world is empty without you, babe

And as I go my way alone
I find it hard for me to carry on
I need your voice, I need your tender touch
I need the love, my dear, I miss so much

My world is empty without you, babe
My world is empty without you, babe

From this old world I try to hide my face
But from this loneliness, there’s no hiding place
Inside this cold and empty house I dwell
With these memories I know so well

I need your love now more than before
I can hardly carry on anymore

My world is empty without you, babe
My world is empty without you, babe

My heart and soul have felt like this
Since love between us no more exists
And each night as the darkness falls
It finds me alone with these four walls

My world is empty without you, babe
My world is empty without you, babe
My world is empty without you, babe
My world is empty without you, babe

PRAYERS (Taylor)


Last night I took my troubles to bed
Tossed and turned half awake
Then I dreamed that I was a child again
And I heard my Momma say

“Say your prayers to me, sweet baby
I’ll hold your hand while you do,”
Then I felt the trouble lift from my heart
And I slept the whole night through

Life was so simple then
Sweet dreams take me back again
To the nights when I’d lay down and lay down my cares
When Momma would listen to my prayers

If I close my eyes I can see her
There by the side of my bed
Reaching out, smoothing my hair
Kissing the top of my head

Life was so simple then
Sweet dreams take me back again
To the nights when I’d lay down and lay down my cares
When Momma would listen to my prayers

What I’m thankful for and what I ask
If it comes from my heart like a little child
It brings the peace from in the past

Life was so simple then
Sweet dreams take me back again
To the nights when I’d lay down and lay down my cares
When Momma would listen to my prayers
When Momma would listen to my prayers
When Momma would listen to my prayers

AMY (Nauful)


Oh, the love I feel for you
Grows inside me like no other lover
Beautiful lady, you’re made of the nighttime
Come take me where you are going

Oh, my Amy
She is leaving for Mandu
And I’m wondering if my Amy
Knows I’m leaving for there too

Well, the rains beat down I cannot think the same
Words and books have lost their meaning
There your face is truthful and knowing
Come take me where you are going

Oh, my Amy
She is leaving for Mandu
And I’m wondering if my Amy
Knows I’m leaving for there too

The past replays, I am not dreaming
I knew you long before this time now
The dream’s unfolding, the wisdom is growing
Come take me where you are going

Oh, my Amy
She is leaving for Mandu
And I’m wondering if my Amy
Knows I’m leaving for there too
For there too
For there too
For there too

I TAKE IT BACK (Taylor)


Well, I laid the words on heavy
Like water on a drowning man
I got an apology ready
If you’ll only give me half a chance

To take it back
I take it back
You say you’re leaving, don’t do that
I take it back

I told a girlfriend about it
She says I really stepped over the line
Nobody would blame you
If you wouldn’t even give me the time

To take it back
I take it back
You say you’re leaving, don’t do that
I take it back

I know my mouth gets away from me
I need to work real hard on that part of my personality

Forgiving is a virtue
We should all keep in our hearts
I’m sorry that I hurt you
A little mercy, don’t tear me apart

I take it back, I take it back
I take it back, I take it back
I take it back, I take it back
I’ll make it up to you I promise you that
Just take me back
I take it back
I take it back

REASONS WHY (Recupido)


Hard-sold on losing, you taught me to fly
Begging for the true and you left me a lie
You took what you could and I burned the rest
You left me alone and you left me your best

Tell me all the reasons why
I have never seen you cry
Show me all your faces and then
I will be your same good friend

Tell me how it feels to be free of sin
I don’t care to feel that way again
My eyes are wide open
Your hands are washed clean

Tell me all the reasons why
I have never seen you cry
Show me all your faces and then
I will be your same good friend

Hard-sold on losing, you taught me to fly
Begging for the truth and you left me a lie
You took what you could and I burned the rest
You left me alone and you left me your best

Tell me all the reasons why
I have never seen you cry
Show me all your faces and then
I will be your same good friend

Tell me all the reasons why
I have never seen you cry
Show me all your faces and then
I will be your same good friend

STRAIGHT AT THE SUN (Taylor)


Momma was swearing, the day was wearing
I was caring to carry on
Running my toes on a dusty road
I know I’m going somewhere

Staring straight at the sun
Staring straight at the sun
I love my baby
And my baby loves me

We’re a summer a-humming, a heat wave a-coming
I’m strumming my love to you
Tell ‘em we’re faring, true love we’re sharing
We’ll be caring to carry on

Staring straight at the sun
Staring straight at the sun
I love my baby
And my baby loves me

I love the wind on my face
The air feels like wine
The road ahead is open
My shadow’s behind me

I hear you calling, forever I’m falling
Deeper and deeper in love with you
Tell ‘em we’re faring, true love we’re sharing
We’ll be caring to carry on

Staring straight at the sun
Staring straight at the sun
Staring straight at the sun
Staring straight at the sun

I WANNA RIDE (Nauful/Taylor)


Sometimes nothing seems real
Living in daydreams, I’m drifting on a feel
Come on, Card man, and make me a deal
Ticket taker, I’m standing here still

I wanna ride, I wanna ride
I wanna ride, I wanna ride
This time around don’t pass me by
Wanna ride

This morning when I opened my eyes
I tried to remember the dreams from the night
They got away but they still made me smile
They were sailing like clouds across the sky

I wanna ride, I wanna ride
I wanna ride, I wanna ride
This time around don’t pass me by
Wanna ride

Sometimes nothing seems real
Living in limbo, I’m turning on a wheel
Come on, Card man, I’m just holding on
Ticket taker, you’re taking too long

I wanna ride, I wanna ride
I wanna ride, I wanna ride
This time around don’t pass me by
I wanna ride, I wanna ride
This time around don’t pass me by
I wanna ride
Wanna ride

LOVE LIKE YOURS AND MINE (Taylor)


This world can break a body
Tear dreams apart
But deep in the darkest hour
A miracle can start

When I am old, darling
And dreaming back through time
I’ll still thank God for giving me
A love like yours and mine

You don’t take me for granted
You don’t try to hold me down
You want to see me happy
You love me the way I am

When I am old, darling
And dreaming back through time
I’ll still thank God for giving me
A love like yours and mine

When I am old, darling
And dreaming back through time
I’ll still thank God for giving me
A love like yours and mine