Sometimes

Released: 2020

Sometimes is a slow ride through the hills & landscapes of life on earth. A journey of growing older, listen'n & learn'n, do'n & try'n, livin'n & die'n.

Treasures

"Treasures"

Bill Innis / Tyler McLaughlin


Drift over the map

Grab it like treasure

Draw over the pain

Grab any measure

Drop in that dirt pit

Swaggy with treasure

Drag under green grass

Samplin’ all pleasure


The wrong side of the grass

Ain’t gonna hit it empty handed

The wrong side of the grass

Won’t be rich, my soul not branded

The wrong side of the grass

Can’t be here, my soul is stranded

The wrong side wrong side

Ain’t gonna hit it empty handed


Drift over the lands

Drink in its treasure

Draw over the stains

Drink any measure

Drop in the last fire

Swaggy with treasure

Drag under cut grass

Samplin’ all pleasure


The wrong side of the grass

Ain’t gonna stay in my lane

The wrong side wrong side

Ain’t gonna stay back from pain

The wrong side wrong side

Ain’t gonna drop dead in the rain

The wrong side of the grass

Ain’t gonna creep with a cane


The wrong side of the grass

The wrong side wrong side

The wrong side of the grass

The wrong side of the grass

Roads

"Roads"

Tyler McLaughlin / W.J. Barry


Shut your mouth & you might hear

That's what he said last year

Close your eyes & you may see

That's what she said to me


Then I heard, I heard a word

Changed what I thought and how I rolled

Saw a sign, with my eyes shut

Pointing me down a road I ain't never been


And, now he thinks that I hear

And, she thinks that I see

But there's whole a lotta road

Out in front of me.


Trust yourself and you might know

That’s what my old friends say

Lay back and enjoy the show

Don’t let it in your way


Then I heard, I heard a song

Showed me the ways I was wrong

Turn't down a road without end

Driving fast and blowing hard into the wind


And, now they believe that I hear

And, they believe that I see

But there's a whole lotta road

Out in front of me.


I forgave a lot of lyin'

And I live with remorse,

But I'm a better man for tryin'

And I could not be much worse


And, I've heard a few things

And I'm starting to see

But there's a whole lotta road

Out in front of me.

Yes there's a whole lotta road

Out in front of me

Lips

"Lips"

Bill Innis / Tyler McLaughlin


I saw tonight the dark eclipse

I can't bear for us to pass like ships

At night my doc won't write more scripts

But I noticed, baby, you've got some lips


And I want to kiss them

Give up them lips give 'em to me

Yeah I want to kiss them

Give up them lips give 'em to me

Oh I want to kiss them


I think of you and my heart skips

Can't help but to do some back flips

Damn doctor won't write me no more scripts

But I noticed, baby, you've got some lips


Did you notice tonight's eclipse

Passing in the night we're like ships

Maybe your doc will refill my scripts

I can't help but notice, baby, you've got some lips


And I want to kiss them

Give up them lips give 'em to me

Yeah I want to kiss them

Give up them lips give 'em to me

Oh I want to kiss them

Give me those lips baby

Goin' Home

"Going Home"

Tyler & Jennifer McLaughlin


Loaded up my vdub, headed east bound

Look'n to find love, pains what I found

Got a factory night job, and crazy day dreams

Him with my old girl, and me with my things


I gotta sweet dog, a pole to fish

Guitar & a notebook, a pen & a wish

A wish to hope, a hope to dream

A dream to see beyond these things

On through the long dark night, into the daylight


Going home, home

Going home, home

Going home, home

I'm going home


Loaded my bus lighter, headed west bound

Made it to Tyler, before I broke down

Called from a payphone and you picked me up

Towed me on back home, in our old pickup truck


With my sweet dog, my pole to fish

Guitar & a notebook, a pen & a wish

A wish to hope, a hope to dream

A dream to see beyond these things

On through the long dark night, into the daylight


Going home, home

Going home, home

Going home, home

I'm going home

Christmas In Austin

"Christmas in Austin"

Tyler McLaughlin


Well it's midnight in Boston, and I can't find my way home

Been out here for years, all on my own

Look'n up in my rearview, it's clear I ain't near you tonight

It's midnight in Boston and I'm lost and I'm outta my mind


It's daybreak in LA and I'm stuck on a freeway somewhere

The pretenders comin' through them radio waves in the air

And look'n up in my rearview it's clear I ain't near you today

I'm outta my mind out here on this LA freeway


It's colder in Boulder than any place I've been this year

I climbed them Rockies, I didn't see you there

And look'n up in my rearview it's clear you still ain't around

I'm outta my head, up here in this cold ass town

I'm outta my head, up here in this cold ass town


And where did you go

Oh I don't know

Where did you go

Oh I don't know


It's Christmas in Austin, at the Cactus on a Monday night

The crimson-covered stage sets the mood just right

And look'n up in the corner there's a ghost of a songwriter king

And angels and devils play there hearts out, on guitar strings

And up there in front of me, in clear view I see you here tonight

It's Christmas in Austin at the Cactus on a Monday night

Do'n & Try'n

"Doin' & Tryn'"

Tyler McLaughlin


we've been

liv'n and die'n

walk'n and fly'n

do'n and try'n


and we've been

down in the deep end

up on the mountain

here on this road


this life we're in

is beauty & sin

where to begin

at the end


he's been

lost when the light shines

found in some dark times

traveled them white lines


she's been

giv'n it hell then

try'n to tell them

cry'n alone


and there's light in the dark

n' there's love in the heart

n' there's dark in the light

n' there's heart in the fight


this life we're in

is beauty & sin

where to begin

at the end

Sometimes

"Sometimes"

Tyler & Jennifer McLaughlin


I'm here

She's there

Ain't no one

Gonna listun


To what he says

To what she wrote

Ain't it time

She broke

Away, Away, Away


In the cold

Our bare feet

In the dark

Covered in sheets


Him and her

You and me

Ain't it time

He broke free

Away, Away, Away


Once, twice

A third time

We tried to get it right

But screwed it up so tight


That we

could not

get it undone


Sometimes

It ain’t fun

I've been look'n over your shoulder

It's such a perty view

And oh we're getting older

I'm so glad, I have you


She's here

I'm there

Ain't no one

Gonna listun


Our heads

They're hard like wood

And our hearts

They stood


when it

weren’t fun

when it

weren’t fun

Everyone

"Everyone"

Tyler McLaughlin / Bob Nelson / Bill Innis


Sometimes I wander by

The moon and Mars beyond stars

Our past Gemini


Other times I bust rhymes

On this rock full of dirt and people

And problems and apple pie


And don’t you do yer things too

And he does his and she does hers

And she does his, and he does hers


Sometimes we do, sometimes we don't

Sometimes we will, sometimes we won't

And it ain’t right, but we still fight over things

Don’t mean a thing


In the long rum, think mom

In the long run, think son

In the long run, think about every one

Everyone


About everyone

We’re all covered in a layer of skin

Of different shades, but we’re all made

From the same colored parts within


Some vote red, some vote blue

Some don’t vote & some smoke dope

And some ain’t got a clue


And there’s them that roast goats

And there’s them that boil oats

Some don’t eat swine, some don’t drink wine

Some pray & some don’t


Sometimes we do, sometimes we don't

Sometimes we will, sometimes we won't

And it ain’t right, but we still fight over things

Don’t mean a thing


In the long rum, think mom

In the long run, think son

In the long run, think about every one

In the long rum, think mom

In the long run, think son

In the long run, think about every one

Everyone

Abour everyone

Next To Me

"Next To Me"

Tyler McLaughlin


Wak'n up in the morn'n without you

It ain't something I wanna do

I think when you're gone

I'll just up and leave

Cause I don't want to hang around

Without you nexta' me


Goin' to bed in the eve'n without you

It ain't something I wanna do

I think when you're gone

I'll just up and leave

Cause I don't wanna hang around

Without you nexta' me


And some may think that's kinda dark

And I might think they're right

But on the other side it kinda sweet

Like burnt toast scraped and sugared to eat


I think when you're gone

I'll just up and leave

Cause I don't wanna hang around

Without you nexta' me


I think when you're gone

I'll just up and leave

Cause I don't wanna hang around

Without you nexta' me

Yodel Eh

"Yodel Eh"

Tyler McLaughlin / Bill Innis


Dat Mississippi mud

To our knees we're stuck

Louisiana flood

It's just our bum luck

Down in de bayou

In de mud & de muck


Dat heavy swamp be tick

Dem sweet clovers be tin

Gett’n scared, gett'n sick

Of de alligatas grin

Down in de bayou

Maybe us, maybe him


Dat alligatas smile

She’s held back for awhile

It’s come to dat death roll

In de mud, in de muck dat death roll


Dat alligatas grin

She’s held back for de win

It’s come to dat death roll

In de mud, in de muck dat death roll


Yodel Eh Yodel Aye

Yodel Eh De Ooh Ooh Aye

Down in de bayou

Yodel Eh Yodel Aye


Dat alligator grin

She’s held back for de win

Yodel eh dat death roll

In da muck dat death roll


Dat alligator smile

She lurk deep in de yodel mile

It's come to dat death roll

Yodel Eh Yodel Aye dat death roll

Promises

"Promises"

W.J. Barry / Tyler McLaughlin


Play it safe, strike your best pose

I see straight on through

Open my window & see what it shows

Okay with my feelin’ blue


‘Cause a long walk starts with a step,

Baby, I got my dress boots on

Ain’t got a map, feels kinda like a trap

I know we can’t go wrong


Act like a promise you made to keep

Baby, we can hold this line

If we do it together, I know we’ll be just fine

Act like a promise you made to keep

Just, help us hold this line

If we do it, I know everything will turn out fine


You can close your eyes - I’m right here

And I know you know

So, put away all your lonely, broke down fear

It’s from a long, long time ago



Promise that you’ll help us hold the line

You’ll see it clear as the sun

We’ll take it slow, 'cause we got nothin’ but time

I’d rather walk than run.


Tryin’ to act like a promise we made to keep

Baby, help us hold the line

Yeah, just walkin’ – I know we’ll be fine

Act like a promise you made to keep

Just, help us hold this line

If we do it, I know everything will turn out fine


‘Cause we’re better together

And we're nothin’ apart

They say we’re broken

They say we can’t get by

Gettin’ by’s enough

Gettin’ by

Gettin’ by

Promises, promises

We made, gettin’ by

Oh Promises, promises

We’re, all right

Just me and you, just me and you

Actin’ like a promise we made to keep

Lonley Bonez

"Lonley Bonez"

Tyler McLaughlin / Bill Innis


In my home

All alone

In your home

All alone

Are you home

Lonely bones

Text your phone

Lonely bones


Come outside

In the sunshine

On the moonshine

Come outside

Come on night

Oh good night

On a rolled tight

Come on night


In my home

Lonely bones

Texting phones

Chucking stones

In your home

Lovely bones

Lonely bones

Lonely homes