Quicksilver Tequila Lyrics

Working from Life

Put me in your pocket, baby, take me home
I’ve got to stop this staying out alone
Trying dead sockets with a dying phone
Hanging up on your love

Waking up in places I do not want to be
With that face in the mirror I hope ain’t me
Is that the maker of this misery?
Is he good enough for your love?
Is he good enough for your love?

I’m so confused, I can’t understand
Why you would choose a blood clot of a man
I had the blues, now I’ve got a plan
To be good enough for your love

While I watch you working from life
I find enemies inside memories
Sweeping for mines on Memorial Day

Poison in the air, you can barely breathe
Choking on despair, people swear to believe
Someone’s up there, and from death we’re freed
If we’re good enough for their love

I’m fighting fear, baby, we both are
With what you hear it can be so hard
My mind is clear as a moonshine jar
Full of nothing but love
Full of nothing but love

While I watch you working from life
I can’t stand this same old canvas
But I know now what I’ve been dying to say

Put me in your pocket, baby, pull me out when
You’ve got time on your hands—I would gladly spend
Every last second of my life trying
To be good enough for your love
Good enough for your love
Good enough for your love

 

Tinsel

Growing up, growing up
Oh me, oh my
From café kid to dive-barfly
Growing up, growing up
Oh my, oh me
From king of the prom to flophouse fiend

I wish you could see me trying
Wish you knew what it takes
To make my way through one more day
In a world that don’t know your face anymore

From good as gone to gone for good
Words don’t work, they don’t do what they should
Gone for good, but not for better
Not one call, not one letter

I wish you could see me trying
Wish you knew what it takes
To make my way through one more day
In a world that don’t know your face anymore

Whiskey and beer
“Wish You Were Here”
Send my regards to the jukebox angel
Raise my glass to holidays past
The tinsel’s still under the old pool table

I wish you could see it shining

 

Burnside

What was that
Sweet thing you said
That calmed down
My wild head?
Where’s it go
When it’s gone?
Before you know it
We’re all moving on

House up on the hill
Sliding into the sea
Everybody ‘round here says
“Well, better him than me”
Where’s it go
When it’s gone?
Before you know it
We’re all moving on

Moving on, moving on
I’ll keep you singing
After you’re gone
If I leave ‘fore you do
Please say, for me
You’d do the same thing, too

Old R.L.
He lived long
Raised his hell
Played his song
Where’s he now?
He’s in the room
Under the needle, down
Deep in the groove

Moving on, moving on
I’ll keep you singing, long
After you’re gone
If I leave ‘fore you do
Please say, for me
You’d do the same thing, too

 

Free and Clear

There’s a place here in our town
Where you don’t dare talk around
What really matters, when it matters
It matters now

When I met you for a beer
I did not expect to hear
That you’d made it—emancipated
Free and clear

Walking out’s not a walkabout, now
And just sticking around
Is nothing to be proud of
If you’ve found love

If you have then, ask yourself
Are you planning to share the wealth?
Will you spend it, or pretend it
Will save itself?

Walking out’s not a walkabout, now
And just sticking around
Is nothing to be proud of
If you’ve found love
Have you found love?

Well, I walked you to your car
When the open sign went dark
I kissed your ear
Said, “you’re leaving here
Free and clear
Free and clear”

 

Going Nowhere

Walking around downtown again
In my same old skin
Hoping I don’t see anyone I know
They’re gonna ask me where I’ve been

Going nowhere
Up to nothing
Haven’t you heard?
I’ll never learn

Delia was a gambling girl
Alberta’s hair hung low
Corrina, she’s been gone so long
My bed is made with snow

Going nowhere
Barely someone
The more I go there
I’m coming undone

Waking in a state of denial
The morning of the day of the trial
Too tired to run

All my enemies started out as friends
Who refused to forgive
The fallacies that a fool defends
Because they want him to live
Yeah, they want him to live

He’s going nowhere
Up to nothing
Both ends will burn
He’ll never learn

 

Holler, Moan, and Shout

I wake up wondering when the world will decide
It’s had enough of mine, and spit me out
I scrape these strings most every night
Holler, moan, and shout
Holler, moan, and shout
Holler, moan, and shout

I found a woman, back when I was lost
She was cold as a steel bridge beam
But in the end, that’s how I got across
Now I’m standing here, redeemed
Standing here, redeemed
Standing here, redeemed

You never know when, where, or how
Trouble’s gonna turn that screw
You can run, you can hide
Get sanctified
But you know it’s coming for you

You never know when, where, or how
Might as well holler, moan, and shout
Might as well holler, moan, and shout
Holler, moan
Holler, moan
Holler, moan, and shout

 

Resolutions

All of those resolutions
They were jokes he knew not to tell
Ghosts see a clean getaway
When you start to lie to yourself

One year, you’re standing tall
The next, you’re falling off of the world
Some fool who had it all
Then lost the faith of a girl

Only to say, “all she had to do was stay
All she had to do was stay”

Who would I be without you, baby?
I don’t ever want to know
Some ugly American
Carrying on with no self-control?

Mornings, he blames himself
But at night, it all blurs to gray
A shot-and-chaser plot to erase her
That always goes astray the same old way

Then you’ve got to hear him say
“All she had to do was stay, stay, stay
All she had to do was stay
All she had to do was stay”

 

Running Back

It’s not a problem, feeling low down
Some other loser’s always hanging around
We’ll get so gone
We’d sleep through a fire alarm
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Somebody else who’s not running back
Into her arms
Someone who’s not running back

I’ve tried the priest, tried the pills
The strangers’ sheets, those dangerous thrills
Figured nothing lasts
And I fell for their fleeting charms
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Even the ones who went running back
Into his arms
The ones who went running back

Oh, oh, oh

I’ve seen the moon as the warden’s face
Been immune to amazing grace
My love is human
It can’t always heal what it harms
And I don’t deserve to keep running back
Into your arms

 

Quicksilver Tequila

Blood on the sheets of a motel bed
Broken bottle in the sink
She’s stuck in a dream, I’m wide awake
Doing all I can not to think

I’ll blame a roadmap and a car that ran
For another love, another love, another love lost
Quicksilver tequila
Doesn’t care about the cost

Just one year before, I was in her parents’ antique store
Walked out without a gift to give her
Could’ve just introduced myself, and maybe if I had
I’d have kept those promises and delivered

I blamed a jukebox for a dive bar crush
Another love lost, another love hushed
Another love left in amateur hands
Quicksilver behavior
When the savior in that town sold wedding bands

“Come on, let’s go,” she said
I opened up my eyes
I couldn’t recognize my own name
It was like an echo, an echo from some baggage claim
My own name was an echo

Ecstasy unravels
When you’re traveling toward oblivion
Where love is just, love is just a dare
Quicksilver decisions
Religion of the road to disrepair
Quicksilver tequila will take you there
Quicksilver tequila will take you there

 

My Babe

My babe, oh my babe
Been so good to me
Tore down my trouble
Broke up my misery
With her, I feel wealthy
She fills my cup with wine
Ain’t nobody else
Could treat me half as kind

She paid the bail
I’m out of jail
I bought her a diamond ring
Oh you know, I owe my babe for everything

My babe had a secret
She just couldn’t keep
Boys, the words she whispered
Well, they made me weep
Talked to her daddy
Her sweet mama too
Said, “for my babe
There’s nothing I won’t do”

She’s the key
I’m walking free
I can’t help but sing
Oh you know, I owe my babe for everything

She paid the bail
I’m out of jail
Let them church bells ring
Oh you know, I owe my babe for everything
Everything

 

You Made it So

They held me down ‘round midnight
Cut me loose near day
Without your skin against mine
I can’t drive these blues away
I can’t drive them away

Finally—I see, I see
I am the man I want to be
Babe, I know
You made it so

In that weeping willow
Nests the mourning dove
Life just ain’t worth living, no
Without the arms of the one you love
You are the one I love

Finally—I see, I see
I am the man I want to be
Babe, I know
You made it so

Can’t get along without love
And just singing my song was not enough
Not enough to make it grow

I know how thoughts can travel
When hearts beat out of time
The restless mind will ramble
Mine’s content, my soul’s sublime
I am sublime

Finally—I see, I see
I am the man I want to be
And babe, I know
You made it so
You made it so

 

Bloodstains

I don’t want nobody’s bloodstains on my hands
I don’t want nobody’s bloodstains on my hands
All I want to be is a good and loving man
And make it better wherever I can
I don’t want nobody’s bloodstains on my hands

I don’t want no gamblers’ debts in my name
I don’t want no gamblers’ debts in my name
You bet what you don’t have, you won’t have me to blame
Can’t handle that? Hey, walk away from the game
I don’t want no gamblers’ debts in my name

I liar can’t keep the words in his mouth
And a cheater’s dirty secrets will always come out
But where he was might not be where he now stands

All I want to be is a straight and honest man
I can make and take my own reprimand
I don’t want nobody’s bloodstains
I don’t want nobody’s bloodstains
I don’t want nobody’s bloodstains on my hands