A Long List of Lies

by Josh Harty

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released January 1, 2008

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Josh Harty Madison, Wisconsin

Touring across the US and Europe, Josh Harty's unique blend of Americana music has become a must-hear for those who keep the tradition of country, blues and folk close to their hearts. Born and raised on the plains of North Dakota, Josh has continued the old family tradition of playing guitar. His father, both a preacher, and the Police Chief of their small town, was also Harty's music mentor. ... more

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Track Name: December
I can listen to the wind blow all day
wouldn't bother me at all
I can watch the rain fall
all around me til the dawn
I can listen to the laughter of the children
playing across the way
and I'll tell you one thing
How I've never seen a better day
oh no

I can listen to the people all around me
saying what they will
they talk about me
talk about all the things I do
you know but I
I just get older
and I always thought it was gonna get better
oh til that
that day in December
til that one particular day in December

I remember sitting in that Broadway bar
Winter chill set in
all that was around me are the things they gonna keep me in
now I pull another number
one more glass of wine
one more stranger's story
as one more train goes by

Now I you know I remember
I always thought it was gonna get better
oh til that
that day in December
til that one particular day in December
Track Name: Which Way I Go
Here we go again this happens all the time
one more step back before my state of mind
well there's nothing I can do
nothing I can say
I'm gonna try again some other day

You said, I said and they said it too
No one really cares in the end
now it never really matters what I know
cause I've still got such a long way to go

You know it's been a long time
since things felt right
I'm gonna keep holding on
Oh it still doesn't matter which way
Which way I go tonight

Miles separate but the time is right
Got so many things I wanna tell you tonight
No one will tell me now no one will do
I know what I need and it needs to come from you

You know it's been a long time
since things felt right
I'm gonna keep holding on
Oh it still doesn't matter which way I go
Doesn't matter now
Doesn't matter no no
Doesn't matter now no it just don't matter still

Which way I go
which way I go tonight
Track Name: Long Time Coming Down
I saw you again last night you think I'd know by now
that over and over in my mind you run me down
what can I do?
know that I can't get through to you

I've done all I can to let you know I've tried
and I'd given anything if you'd give me more time
But I think I'm beginning to realize

It's been a long time, it's been a long time
It's been a long time coming down
and I've been waiting, waiting for you to come around
I've been waiting for you to come around

There's a long list of things I'd like to say to you
Boundaries blur with every word
and I know that I
I know that I've nothing left to prove

But you've got everything to keep me around
and I've got no time for slowing down
where I go
Guess I'll get my feet back on the road

It's been a long time, it's been a long time
It's been a long time coming down
and I've been waiting, waiting for you to come around
I've been waiting for you to come around

So now we're gonna lay in the bed we've made cuz there's no turning back
Can't recall what went wrong
and you can't change the fact
that we've been rolling on
we've been rolling on now for too long

It's been a long time, it's been a long time
It's been a long time coming down
and I'm through waiting, waiting for you to come around
I'm through waiting for you to come around
Track Name: Country Song
Why won't you tell me
what's on your mind
I've seen that look before
and I know you've been crying
You try to lie
try to hide the tears in your eye
But I've learned to recognize
when you're down
when you're down

You can't keep it all inside
that's what I've heard before
it's harder to practice than to preach
a heart can be paralyzed by a story someone tells
and I know that I've told one or two

I never meant to hurt you
I never meant to hurt you
I never meant to hurt you

Oh oh oh oooh oh
Now and then there were times when I was wrong
but that don't mean
we can't go on
Oh I oh I oh I

I never meant to hurt you
I never meant to hurt you
I never meant to hurt you

So why won't you tell me
what's on your mind
I've seen that look before and I know
I know you've been crying
Track Name: You and I
Some other time in another life
you and I will get together once in a while
and it'll all be fine
just you and I

Time's got a way of making of making itself
a little bit harder on everyone else
and I don't know why
yet still we try

Then we talk again and tell ourselves
that one more chance and everything's gonna be alright
but looking back we both knew that over is what this was coming to

Then we talk again and tell ourselves
that one more chance and everything's gonna be alright
but looking back we both knew that over is what this was coming to

Got a picture of you I keep to myself
reminding me of all the time I spent
trying to hold on
trying to hold on
But now 3 years went by
and I think to myself
what would I have done with somebody else
and what comes to mind?
how lonely am I

Then we talk again and tell ourselves
that one more chance and everything's gonna be alright
but looking back we both knew that over is what this was coming to

Then we talk again and tell ourselves
that one more chance and everything's gonna be alright
but looking back we both knew that over is what this was coming to
ooh ooh oh
Track Name: Empire Bar
If there is no wisdom
written up in the stars
This ain't an arrow
digging a hole in my heart
At the Empire Bar
up on Broadway and 4th
I wrote more love songs
than I could afford

Seventeen years old
with my brother's ID
I learned to drink whiskey
and sing harmony
And if I can drink wisdom
right out of the stars
I'll drink this arrow
right out of my heart

Did you wonder where I was
before you went to sleep
I got to drinking and stealing
this melody
The jukebox was playing low
another midwestern song
I started singing out
but the words were all wrong

I sang of whiskey
with no small regard
I sang this arrow
right out of my heart

At the Empire Bar
up on Broadway and 4th
I wrote more love songs
than I could afford
I wrote this arrow
to sing you tonight
I wrote this love song
to shoot you on site
Track Name: Time
Take a look around
we're gonna see what we find
you know I've still got a couple little things on my mind
don't you know I think about them all the time

Nothing will calm me
nothing will do
except sometimes that letter that I got from you
One more time you know the words are gonna see me through

Oh no why
I wish time would roll by
Time's got a way of having it's way with me
Well no why
I wish time would blow on by
well I can't take anymore time with me

Don't be silent
Don't be afraid
keep everything to myself
it's not as hard as it seems
a little bit of time
well it's the last thing that I need

Oh no why
I wish time would roll by
Time's got a way of having it's way with me
Well no why
I wish time would blow on by
well I can't take anymore time with me
Track Name: Phone Lines
Come on take a walk with me
and tell me who do you love
cause I know I know I'm not the one you're thinking of
anymore
anymore

Georgia in the Summer time
will make you go insane
I know oh I know cause I almost forgot your name
when I saw that red-headed girl

I know something's going on
and you try not to explain
or is it just that lonesome feeling coming on again
you've got something you won't say
through phone line or mail

Try you try you try so hard
but sometime the wheels won't turn
all the mistakes we've made
you know another lesson learned

Come on sit down with me
before we go another round
looks like one of us is gonna have to lay this down
tonight
oh tonight

I know something's going on
and you try not to explain
or is it just that lonesome feeling coming on again
Now I know what you wouldn't say
through phone line or mail
Track Name: Where Did I Go Wrong
I've got a long way to go
before I get home
but I don't know
if I can go it alone

Now I'm so tired of trying
I've told a long list of lies
and now it's holding me down
There's no one around
no one to call to now
Where did I go wrong?
Where did I go wrong?
Where did I go wrong?

Gotta take a little time to see the lines round my eyes
where did the time go?
I feel much older now
I've got some stories to tell
but what have I to show?
no no no

Now 30 years have gone by
time after time
I've tried to run
tried to run but I don't know
what I'm running from
What am I running from?
What am I running from?
What am I running from?

I've got a long way to go
before I get home
But now I know
I can't go it alone
Well every time I try to speak
my mind's a mystery
it's foreign now
Then you come to me
you set my mind at ease when you say lay it down
Lay it down
What am I laying down?
What am I laying down?
Before it lays me down
Track Name: Overtime
There's been a lot of overtime
to keep me away
but babe I don't wanna go
One thing I know about the road I'm on
it's gonna take me home to you

Now there've been times
when we didn't know
if we were gonna make it through
but it all comes around after the rains fall
you know I'm still so in love with you

Oh now I know
things can be kind of hard
now I know
we're gonna have to try
to make it right
oh oh oh

There's been a lot of overtime
to keep me away
and babe I don't wanna go
I may not be the best at saying so
but I'm still so in love with you
I'm still so in love
so in love with you
Track Name: Home
Meanwhile back at home
everything's the same since you been gone
I still wake up every morning
same old train whistle blowing

One more time I'm gonna try to write this letter down
try not to seem alone
But the words now they won't let me lie
and maybe you'll just know

Oh oh no
I I oh oh I
I don't know where to hide
and I can't seem to lie
When are you coming home?
home

Do you remember how it used to be?
we'd never let anything between
but old times change and where does the time go?
and how could we had known
how could we had known

Oh oh no
I I oh oh I
I don't know where to hide
and I can't seem to lie
When are you coming home?
home