PASS IT ON DOWN
Lyrics & Music © Linda Sussman

(CHORUS): You live a good life and you pass it on down
Hands on the wheel, your feet on the ground
Rise before sun-up, work until dusk
Provide for your family, a life born of love. 

Many times you have tried, many ways you have failed
To carry your stories along decades of trails
All the homes you have lived and the hills you have sown
You dig deep for the memories and all you have known. (CHORUS)

A sideline of sculpture, a pile of stone
Spuds on blue tarp where the earth's been undone
Your hands they have toiled and your faith, well, it's grown
In the green grass of nature and all you have known. (CHORUS)

Whether working the land or on rusty old rails
Ivory towers or factories or boardrooms or jails
An honest day's work pays more than the bills
It builds on steps from the small things we do. (CHORUS)

TRUCKLOAD OF BLUES
Lyrics & Music © Linda Sussman 

Well, ya build me up
Until ya cut me down
And ya build me up
Until ya cut me down
Ya got me feeling like I'm all turned inside out.

There ain't no straight line
Off this merry-go-round
Somebody stole the sign
Left me to run aground
My head's'a'spinnin', gonna take me to the lost and found!

I got me a truckload of blues (2x)

I'm gonna hitch a ride
Outta this jamboree
I won't waste my time
Won't be your Honeybee
But I'm stuck cuz my feet they just walked out on me!

I'm gonna sit straight up
And I might even fly
Gonna stir it all up
Gonna wave bye-bye
But not before I'm done with my apple pie!

LAYER ME UP
Lyrics & Music © Linda Sussman

CHORUS:
Layer me up, I fall to pieces
Layer me up, I fall to you 
Layer me up, I fall to pieces
Layer me up, I fall to you. 

There are voices in the forest 
There are voices singin’ true 
They are fillin’ all the brooks with
Diamonds and blues (CHORUS) 

In the early mornin’ hours 
In the rustlin' of the leaves 
You come knockin’ ‘round my window 
Just to bring this song to me (CHORUS)

So, come meet me by the willows 
Look my way and I am yours 
Steal my heart out from the hurt that 
Runs a thousand miles long (CHORUS) 

Skippin’ stones on the water 
Skippin’ stories with every beat 
Come reflecting all the mysteries 
Of the heart and of defeat (CHORUS)

NOT IN MY NAME
Lyrics & Music © Linda Sussman

I cry
I shed my tears for you
I cry
I shed my tears for me too
I thought never again
Meant never again
I cry my tears red, white and blue. 

Miles crossed
I shed my tears for you
Faces lost
I shed my tears for me too
Hand in hand
Uprooted from your lands
I cry my tears red, white and blue.

Torch in hand
I shed my tears for you
The statue stands
I shed my tears for me too
At our shores
How can we close our doors?
I cry my tears red, white and blue. 


THE LAST MIX
Lyrics & Music © Linda Sussman

We just finished on the full of the moon
The light was dancin' on the walls through the night
The mixes were still fillin' my ears with sound
Oh, what a joyous night
Oh, what a joyous night!

We played the same tune 'til it filled every pore
Hearing so many sounds 'til we could almost hear no more
Searching the right tone to sail away on
Oh, what a joyous night 
Oh, what a joyous night!

BRIDGE:
Come walk with me
Find a line and settle in
Pull up a chair to the melody
Let it play over
Let it play over
Let it play over and over again

New riffs and harmonies were brought in at last
High notes and rockin' licks skated straight across the tracks
A blanket of snow had fallen outside
Oh, what a joyous night  
Oh, what a joyous night!

BRIDGE
Come walk with me 
Find a line and settle in 
Pull up a chair to the melody 
Let it play over 
Let it play over 
Let it play over and over again

We just finished on the full of the moon 
The light was dancin' on the walls through the night 
The mixes were still fillin' my ears with sound 
Oh, what a joyous night 
Oh, what a joyous night!

 

I am slowly building this page of song lyrics, so if you don't find what you're looking for here, just drop me a line (below) to request that a particular song be added. And if you're unsure of the song title, just give me something to go on!    Thanks, Linda