The Life And Death Of Grace

by Townhouse Woods

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released November 24, 2015

All songs written by FP Woods except for Julia & The Summer Day (Reprise) written by FP Woods and Julia S.

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Track Name: To San Francisco (An Introduction)
The stewardess says that we have a full flight
So I'm glad that I always pack light
The stewardess says that we have a full flight
But I'm not quite sure she's right
Because there's one empty seat
It's right next to me
It's where you should be
Track Name: The Sweetest Treat
If I had a lot of money
I'll tell you what I'd do
I'd go and buy some new guitar strings
And spend the rest on you
And if my house should catch on fire
I wouldn't be concerned
I'd grab your picture and run like hell
Leave the rest to burn
Now I've heard tell and I know well
There's love out there that's true
And they said, "Son, go find someone
You can give all your love to"
Can I give it to you?
Can I give it to you?
If someday they held a footrace
And you were the first place prize
I'd win that thing at any cost
Throwing elbows and gouging eyes
And if I had fifteen lifetimes
I know just what I'd do
I'd spend one out in old Wyoming
Spend fourteen chasing you
Now I've heard tell and I know well
There's love out there that's true
And they said, "Son, go find someone
You can give all your love to"
Can I give it to you?
Can I give it to you?
Now if you gave me all your lovin'
Without question or doubt
I would keep your heart safe always
And that I'm sure about
Now I've heard tell and I know well
There's love out there that's true
And they said, "Son, go find someone
You can give all your love to"
Can I give it to you?
Can I give it to you?
Track Name: Dear Nora
Nora,
I've been throwin' up my prayers
To a god who may not be there
I can't find him anywhere
Nora,
I sold that banjo yesterday
I finaly found someone who'll pay
And I know what you're gonna say
But at least I didn't throw the thing away
Nora,
I'll regain what I have lost
All that money I just tossed
I've got a plan to recoup the cost
From couch cushions and Wal Mart parking lots
Nora,
Hit the snooze, go back to sleep
I'll just listen to you speak
The world is perfect in your dreams
But life out here is darker than it seems
Nora,
You spent some time away I guess
In some desert way out west
Had to escape that broken nest
And I didn't even notice that you left
Nora,
I won't make it to your show
I truly wish that I could go
But you'll be wonderful, I know
And I love almost every song you wrote
I've never been known
For letting go
So I think I'll just stay
That's what I know
Down in the valley they found quicksand at the bottom of that well
I never knew what you wanted and you will never tell
Nora,
Oh my dear Nora,
How have things been for ya?
Track Name: In Regards To The Grace Which You've Been Granted
I've been
Recently notified
That I've been
Recently downgraded to
Second place in this race for you
In this marathon for you
I have
So many questions that
I don't
Wanna know answers to
Like: "Where?" and "How?" and "Why right now?" and "Who?"
And "Will your love ever be true?"
But I
Will tighten my lip
While he
Tightens his grip
I have
Gathered up all the words that
I can't
Say to you anymore
The notes I took could fill a book or four
Let's call it "Everything I Once Adored"
But I
Will tighten my lip
While he
Tightens his grip
I think
"Admire" is a funny word
And I think
"Replaceable" is as well
And if right now I told you how I felt
Well I'd say you can both go to hell
But I
Will hold my tongue
While he
Holds your tongue
You'll call me up once you realize
That all this was one big mistake
But what if I'm not alone when I pick up the phone?
What if I've no more chances to take?
Then I
Will tighten my lip
Cause I've
Cashed in my chips
Track Name: Julia And The Summer Day
Julia, oh Julia
Where have you gone?
Julia, oh Julia
It's been so long
Julia, oh Julia
Have you found truth?
Julia, oh Julia
This one's for you
I met her for some ice cream at that St Paul pharmacy
Cause they have a soda fountain and she doesn't drink coffee
She lived under the bleachers until she started eating meat
And now she's gonna move down south 'cause she knows she can take the heat
She can take the heat
She asked if I would like to go to Bob & Steve's with her
My mind screamed, "Absolutely!" but my voice box mumbled, "Sure"
And when that rainbow soap cascaded down them windows we just stared
As we ate imported salmon and forgot about our cares
We forgot all about our cares
Julia, oh Julia
Where have you gone?
Julia, oh Julia
It's been so long
Julia, oh Julia
Have you found truth?
Julia, oh Julia
This one's for you
Just outside of Paris she works in the fields each night
But her heart just isn’t in it, so she’s booked herself a flight
She makes things with her hands and she knows how to tell a joke
I thought that I could hold her but she disappeared like smoke
She disappeared like smoke
She’ll take that sullen feeling and she’ll turn it to a smile
She makes the shortest distance feel like several hundred miles
Every conversation with her ends in the same way
She’ll leave you in the morning but stay in your mind all day
She'll be in your mind all day
Julia, oh Julia
Where have you gone?
Julia, oh Julia
It's been so long
Julia, oh Julia
Have you found truth?
Julia, oh Julia
This one's for you
I almost stole her car but then I didn't think it best
Yeah she stole my previously broken heart and then put it back in my chest
I never thought in my whole life that I would ever meet someone
Who would make me wish I had a thousand errands still to run
Errands still to run
I flipped the record over for to hear the other side
She took two steps toward me and she opened up my eyes
There's a world of joy and love out there for all of us to find
But once I fell for Julia I went and lost my mind
You see I simply lost my mind
Julia, oh Julia
Where have you gone?
Julia, oh Julia
It's been so long
Julia, oh Julia
Have you found truth?
Julia, oh Julia
This one's for you
I said I wrote this song for you
Track Name: Skylines
It seems I'll escape this city
With only just a scratch
Walking down the same paths
But my footprints don't quite match
The parking ramp we ran through
While we were holding hands
Drinking wine with our friend Wendy
And making future plans
The sun is shining on this lakeside town
Down the hill these wheels roll
The skyline looks the prettiest
Out my rear window
Out my rear window
You were a scared young child
And I guess I was too
Walking down those dirty streets
Wearing out our shoes
It wasn't all just bad news
With you it never is
All in all I am just thankful
For everything we did
The lights are shining from these hotel signs
They cast their neon glow
This feeling that we used to share
Was rare like a Desert Rose
(At least I once thought so)
Far from them city lights now
Warm inside this house
Drinking down more cheap wine
And we both had to go out
Ranger man surprises
Crossing lines and writing songs
I don't regret one moment
I'm just glad you came along
Moonlight shining through the Coffeetrees
We shivered and we shook
I'll be grateful evermore
For each chance we took
Each chance we took
I hope the one you find is true and kind
And he sets your soul free
I should give up on this
But if I am being honest
I will always wish that it was me
There's no point in staying here
'Cause I know if I do
All I'll ever think about
Is getting back to you
Track Name: A Million Ways
In this world of pennies
You're a hundred dollar bill
And in this world of plenty
I just can't seem to get my fill
'Cause you ain't here no more
And it's you I'm longing for
But I don't blame you for needing to run
There must be a milion ways to ask you to stay
But I couldn't think of one
I've been cryin' all mornin'
I'll be cryin' all day
The way that these teardrops keep pourin'
Lord, I'm bound to dehydrate
'Cause you ain't here no more
And it's you I'm longing for
You left with that rising sun
There must be a milion ways to ask you to stay
But I couldn't think of one
You know I'm thinkin' about you
I know you're thinkin' 'bout me
But here I am livin' without you
'Cause you say we're not mean to be
You ain't here no more
And it's you I'm longing for
Tell me is it all "said and done"?
There must be a milion ways to ask you to stay
But I couldn't think of one
I won't forget all our good times
Or all of our awful jokes
Them memories I'll keep down in my mind
They're always a source of hope
You ain't here no more
And it's you I'm longing for
But lord knows we sure had fun
There must be a milion ways to ask you to stay
But I couldn't think of one
No, I couldn't think of one
Lord, I couldn't think of one
Track Name: Ribs of Tin
Oh, I ain't the violent type
But the next time I see that man
Gonna hit him square between the eyes
I hope he never sees again
Oh, I ain't the jealous type
But help me to ease my mind
Where she goes I do not know
That low-down gal of mine
Let the cold winds chill my skin
If she calls on me, don't let her in
This town has grown as dark as sin
Heart kept safe by ribs of tin
Oh, I ain't the hopeless type
But I don't smile much anymore
Worries and doubts and fears rule my mind
Until I don't know what I'm doing this for
Let the cold winds chill my skin
If she calls on me, don't let her in
This town has grown as dark as sin
Heart kept safe by ribs of tin
You know I always spoke the truth
But that don't seem to matter much to you
You were never in love as far as I could tell
So darlin', oh darlin', fare thee well
Let the cold winds chill my skin
If she calls on me, don't let her in
This town has grown as dark as sin
Heart kept safe by ribs of tin
Track Name: Julia And The Summer Day (Reprise)
Julia, oh Julia
Where have you gone?
Julia, oh Julia
It's been so long
Julia, oh Julia
Have you found truth?
Julia, oh Julia
This one's for you
Once I had no body
I was just a head floatin' through space
When I came across a woman
Who I thought was pretty great
So I asked her would she marry me
But she quickly replied,
"No, get out of here you freak
I'll never be your bride"
She said, "I'll never be your bride"
So I changed myself into a grape
And I asked her one more time
But she said, "No, there's no way
That I would ever call you mine"
Then she stomped her foot right down on me
And she squished me 'til I was dead
And the moral of the story, friends, is:
Quit while you're a head
Quit while you're a head
Julia, oh Julia
Where have you gone?
Julia, oh Julia
It's been so long
Julia, oh Julia
Have you found truth?
Julia, oh Julia
This one's for you
Track Name: The Smallest Pepper
If all the molecules
In my body could speak
Every one of them would be singin' your name
So probably it would be
Kinda loud in this room
But I love you and that's all I'm tryin' to say
I don't love you 'cause it's easy
I love you 'cause you're you
And sometimes love ain't logical
But what else can I do?
I'll spend this time just chasin' after you
Choir of angels sing
Fireworks in the sky
No greater feelings of happiness have I known
Sunlight shining down
Birds are singing above
On the day that my Nora Mae has come home
I don't love you 'cause it's easy
I love you 'cause you're you
And sometimes love ain't logical
But what else can I do?
I'll spend this time just chasin' after you
I'll be happy
You'll be happy too
I am smiling today
Let me show you
Let me show you
I don't love you 'cause it's easy
I love you 'cause you're you
And sometimes love ain't logical
But what else can I do?
I'll spend this time just chasin' after you
I'll spend my life chasin' after you