SLOW ME DOWN

 

CAUGHT IN A SLIPSTREAM, CARNIVAL RIDE

EVERYTIME YOU HOLD ME, LIKE FLOATIN’ IN A RIPTIDE

AIN’T NO EASY WAY OUT, I WOULDN’T CHANGE A THING

IT’S A RUNAWAY FEELING, GOT A GRIP ON ME

BUT WHEN THE NIGHT TIME ROLLS AROUND

BABY YOU KNOW,

YOU KNOW HOW TO SLOW ME DOWN

 

SWIMMING IN THE OCEAN, ROLLIN’ IN THE DEEP

SOMETIMES YOU’RE LIKE A ROGUE WAVE, CRASHIN’ OVER ME

I CAN’T SEE THE HORIZON, CAN’T TELL UP FROM DOWN

IT’S A DIFFERENT KIND OF VERTIGO, EVERYTIME YOU SPIN ME ‘ROUND

BUT WHEN THE NIGHT TIME ROLLS AROUND

BABY YOU KNOW,

YOU KNOW HOW TO SLOW ME DOWN

SLOW ME DOWN NOW

 

THOUGHT I WAS HELL ON WHEELS  

LOOKIN’ FOR SOME HIGHER GROUND

BURNIN’ UP A LOST HIGHWAY

UNTIL THE DAY LOVE CAME TO TOWN

BABY YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW HOW TO SLOW ME DOWN

YOU KNOW HOW TO SLOW ME DOWN

YOU KNOW HOW TO SLOW ME DOWN

BABY SLOW ME DOWN NOW

 

 

 

 

    

1. WAY DOWN DEEP

 

Right on

Fine as a funky little thing can be

Mercy

A lean low rider cruising down the street

Come on

Come on sugarcane get next to me

Candy/Straight up

Your sweet lovin' ain't all I need

I wanna know what makes your heart shine

What goes on in that beautiful mind

 

I wanna dig down deep

Way down deep

 

Testify

Don't lead me on with no shallow line

Show me

If we dig down deep what I might find

Tell me

About the hot blood pumpin through your veins

Hold me

Cool me down like a summer rain

Nothin about you I don't wanna know

Ain't but one place I wanna go

 

I wanna dig down deep

Way down deep

Deep

Yeah Way down deep

 

Walkin' down Easy Street ain't the easy way to Eden

It takes an inside job and a heavy toolbox to lose the voice of reason

 

2. Runnin On Fumes

 

I was cruising on top of a steam locomotive ridin shotgun down the tracks

But I let the fire in the boiler burn down to ashes and left myself with a cold smokestack 

Now I'm trying to turn coal into cut diamonds, give rise to the Phoenix' heavy wings

Reaching for the sky, yearning to fly, and find out why a caged bird still sings

 

(Chorus)

Daring to drive the dark highways of the night

Guided by the light of the moon

Trusting that the gasoline gauge is reading right

When it feels like I'm runnin on fumes

 

I'm countin on faith to get me over this mountain, across unfamiliar terrain

That a leap out into the great wide open, will lead me back home again

My compass rightly needs a little calibration, might need to burn my internal map

I've come to believe that to find myself, gettin lost is the only back

 

(Chorus)

Daring to drive the dark highways of the night

Guided by the light of the moon

Trusting that the gasoline gauge is reading right

When it feels like I'm runnin on fumes

 

Searchin’  for water in a sea of desert, time slipping through my hands

Workin' my way to a new horizon, leaving footprints in the sand

 

3. FINAL RENDEVOUS

 

LOST A REAL GOOD FRIEND LAST YEAR

HE MOVED ON TO A BETTER PLACE

I REMEMBER HOW HE FACED THE FEAR 

HOW HE WORE A REAL BRAVE FACE

I LEARNED A LOT ABOUT LIVING AND DYING

AND THERE AIN’T NO SHAME IN A GROWN MAN CRYIN’

 

(Chorus)

SAIL ON, DON’T WASTE A MINUTE

LIFE IS HARD NO MATTER HOW YOU SPIN IT

THE ONE THING I KNOW TO BE TRUE

WE’RE ALL GONNA MEET OUR MAKER

AT THE FINAL RENDEVOUS

 

EVERYDAY’S A JOURNEY OF TWISTS AND TURNS

SOME FIND DIAMONDS, SOME FIND COAL

THE LUCKY ONES DARE TO DIG DOWN DEEP

HOPIN’ TO FIND A PATH PAVED WITH SOUL

MY BUDDY’S GONE, AND AS LONG AS I’M BREATHING

I’LL BE SEARCHIN FOR THAT DEPTH OF FEELING

 

(Chorus) 

 

(Bridge)

WALKED A WALK THAT TAKES A LOT OF HEART TO FOLLOW 

HIT THE ROAD LIKE THERE WAS NO TOMORROW

AND THERE NEVER IS............