LYRICS

ALL LYRICS BY GEORGE POTTS - ©2022 George Potts Music - All Rights Reserved

EXCEPT:
"I Meant to Go to Memphis" by Rachel Lyn Harrington (used by permission)
"Peaceful Easy Feeling" by Jack Tempchin (cleared by www.easysong.com) 

New England      Dedicated to all of those who refuse to move out of NWCT

I saw my first bluebird yesterday
Seemed a little early up our way
But I’ll watch her as she fills her home, raise her brood, fly off alone
Could it be that cycle’s getting earlier each year
Maybe it’s a harbinger, or more
I think it’s at least a hint, for sure
But even though she has to go, she’ll be back before we know
There’s no way she’d ever leave New England 
 
Folks been leaving from the North a while
Guess the rest of us just live here in denial
Steady habits, old routines, in factories we filled with dreams
Time tests every bond we've made, and drives a man to go
But if one day, like a bird, I flew
My heart would always come back to you
Silver shorelines, firefly moons, snowy Sunday afternoons
There’s no way I’ll ever leave New England 

        So fly on bluebird - Go on down
        Fly on bluebird - I know I’ll be seeing you around 
 
But like love there is a price we pay
For the things we do so gladly every day
We’ll ignore the things we’ve lost, happily forget the cost
Few will fully understand the reasons why we stay
‘Cause faithfulness and heartache go in hand
And they run a debt you don't pay on demand
With a weak embrace, a parting line
Longtime lovers leave sometimes
But there’s no way I’ll ever leave New England 

        So fly on bluebird - Go on down 
        Fly on bluebird - I know I’ll be seeing you around 

You pull my head down to your chest
Fill my heart with happiness
There’s no way I’ll ever leave New England

Lyrics

Bromance      Probably the most fun I have ever had writing a song....

I think that It’s time to let you know how I feel
Compliment your style, maybe pick up a meal
You must admit it - we like each other so far
So if you agree it’s been good up to now
We could take that next step....  that is as long as our wives allow 
 

We could be Bosom buddies - kinda like Kobe and Shaq
Teammates forever – a two-man rat pack
A dynamic duo - if we give it a chance
Brother this could be the start of a fine Bromance 
 
We could stay out late ‘n make our wives all pissed
Go out fishing early - Ignore the "honey do" list
Argue about football – give each other nicknames like Scooter or Bub
Take the kids camping - or out for a cruise 
We’ll double our pleasure when we do it in twos 

Bosom Buddies, like macaroni & cheese
Tacos & Tuesdays – Pretty & Please
Partners in crime, like Butch & Sundance
Brother this could be the start of a fine Bromance 
 
We’ll be Bosom buddies
I’ll be Keith Richards, you can be Mick
You do your dancin’ & prancin’  I’ll lay down that lick
A tag-team of two, like a tight pair of pants
Brother this could be the start ….. 
 

We could be Homer & Jethro
Axl & Slash
Jordan & Pippen
Crosby & Nash
Brady & Gronk
Nuke & Crash
Donner & Blitzen
Corned Beef & Hash
We could be famous - the world will know at a glance
That this was just the start of a fine Bromance

She's The One          For Elissa

She can make the sunrise
Light the moon with her eyes
She glows just like the fireflies
For all the world to see

Hugs me like a sweater
Makes a pie taste better
No matter what the weather
She’s the one for me

She can make the wind blow
She can raise a rainbow
True today ‘n tomorrow
Somehow, she loves me
Moves me like a freight train
Loves me like I’m champagne
Holds me like a soft rain
She’s the one for me

We’re gonna live forever
Like an old love letter
Tightly tied together
Safely stowed away  

She moves me like a freight train
Loves me like I’m champagne
Holds me like a soft rain
She’s the one for me

End of the Line      Definitely the only rock 'n roll song I have ever written
 

You think it’s easy - You think we’re the same
You’re folding cards, but you’re still in the game
In for a reason - or just for a rhyme
Guess that’s all that there is at the end of the line 
 

None of it’s funny and none of it’s fair
Laughing our heads off - or gasping for air
I’m in for a dollar, or in for a dime
Well that’s all that there is at the end of the line 
 

       Hold it together
       Break it apart
       Stand & do nothing
       Or tear out my heart
       Just let me know I’m not wasting your time
       Ride with me baby - till the end of the line 
 

So keep me in limbo - I’ll pay your price
I’ll roll my eyes back when you roll your dice
Winner or loser I’ll be just fine
Stay with me baby till the end of the line
 

I Meant to Go to Memphis
Music & Lyrics by Rachel Harrington (2019)
(Used by Permission - thanks Rachel♥️)     This song kills me every time I hear Rachel sing it

I meant to go to Memphis 
But first I found cocaine  
She was waiting like a lost friend  
In the rain  

I meant to go to Memphis 
Broke down in Baton Rouge  
I was empty; she had whiskey 
And the blues  

Places never grieve 
They just go up in flame  
Lovers never leave 
They only change their name  

I meant to write to you 
But Austin took me in  
Just a place I went to 
Waiting for the end to  
Begin  

Places never grieve 
They just go up in flame  
Lovers never leave 
They only change their name  
What I’ve come to believe  
Leaves me no one else to blame  

I meant to find myself 
But who I was passed on   
No letter goodbye  
No farewell graveside  
Just gone 

 

Never Gonna Do It      Because we're all human ... 

Never should have had one more 
Should have walked out that door 
Thought about the price I’d have to pay 
Holding my hurting head today 

And I’m never gonna do it - oh no 
Never gonna do it again 
Never gonna do it - oh hell no 
Never gonna do
Till I do it again 

I could push that plate away 
I can do it any day 
Now I think I know what this means 
Means I’m gonna need some bigger jeans 

But I’m never gonna do it - oh no ....
 Never gonna do it again  
Never gonna do it - oh hell no  
Never gonna do 
Till I do it again 

Quitting’s never worth a pile of dimes 
Must have done it a thousand times 

I never mean to be a fool 
Never mean to lose my cool 
Never meant to make you cry 
You know I’m not that kind of guy 

And I’m never gonna do it - oh no ....
Never gonna do it again  
Never gonna do it - oh hell no  
Never gonna do 
Till I do it again 

 

TravelDream Motel      Dedicated to all of those who work in the Service Industry 

Cold wet towels on the bathroom floor 
Clean white linens stacked outside the door 
Fifteen more to do before we’re through 
Check-in after two 

Every day repeats the same routine  
Take the dirty ones and make ‘em clean 
Wipe the memory of what came before 
Open up that door 

     Praise the Lord for all that we receive 
     Bless the dollars & the dimes they leave 
     Keep the secrets we will never tell  
     At the TravelDream Motel 

Take it all in - all in stride             
Swallow tears - never pride 
Weary witness to what people will do
A final bender 
A secret rendezvous   

In the end it’s just a job to do 
Clean the chambers for a chosen few 
Grab the dishes from the hallway floor 
Gently close the door 

     Praise the Lord for all that we receive
     Bless the dollars & the dimes they leave  
     Keep the secrets we will never tell   
     At the TravelDream Motel 

 

Lonelytown     For those folks who just want to be lonely

Kinda like it here on my own 
Nice & quiet since she’s been gone 
Like a King on a brand new throne that she left for me 

First she ground me like an old millstone  
Left me high and dry as a bone 
Now I know what I should have known
What I just couldn’t see  

When you’re living in Lonelytown 
There’s never anybody else around 
Doesn’t matter when the sun goes down 
In Lonely … Lonelytown  

Old friends they pass me like a ship at sea 
I see them, I guess they don’t see me 
Must have someplace else they’d rather be then hangin’ here with me   

I know that I could call them on the phone 
But I’m sure I’ll find no one at home 
Or I’ll find out that they’re not alone 
And got no time for me  

When you’re living in Lonelytown
There’s never anybody else around 
There’s nobody here to let you down 
In Lonely …. Lonelytown  

Some old magazines & a new goatee  
Half-empty bottle - of J&B 
A half-painted picture of where my heart used to be 

Now snow falls silent to the ground 
Cars roll by without a sound
Nothing left here to be found 
In Lonely …. 
If you ever come around 
I’ll be in Lonely… Lonelytown