The Stone Coyotes

Dreams of Glory

by The Stone Coyotes

Released 2006
Red Cat Records
Released 2006
Red Cat Records
  • 04:45 Lyrics Party Down the Hall
    There’s been a lot of commotion
    Up here on the third floor
    It took me a while to figure out
    What it was for
    Heard excited voices
    Packages brought in
    As we hurtle around the sun
    It’s enough to make your head spin

    Oh, in this great wide world
    There’s just one thing I know
    They’re having a party down the hall
    And I don’t want to go

    They’ve got the decorations
    They’ve been working on for days
    Expensive speakers
    Playing “Purple Haze”
    I got my invitation
    It came by U.S. Mail
    I’ve been hiding out
    All to no avail

    A girl walked by dressed as a ghost
    I guess it’s a costume ball
    A man came as a pirate
    It might not be a costume at all
    He told her, “You should lighten up
    You look like the melancholy kind
    Life is for the living”
    And he took another drink of white wine

    A man without knowing why
    Approached a woman in red
    He said the first thing
    That came into his head
    He said, “Hi, you sweet little dear
    What’s your heart’s desire?”
    She said, “To take the songs I hear
    And convert them into fire”

    He said, “Well, I like your style
    I’ll tell you what
    We’ll sneak down the back stairs
    Find the field where the corn’s been cut
    The stalks are hard as rocks
    We might not get too far
    But if you take my ice-cold hand
    We’ll navigate by the North Star”


  • 04:23 Lyrics Blue Mountain
    Far above the valley
    A woman lived alone
    And for a century
    Her legend has grown
    He placed the ring
    Upon her finger
    Bid her sweet goodbye
    And she said, “I will wait for you
    Till all the seas run dry”

    Oh –
    Some say they hear her calling
    Some say they hear her crying
    Or is it just the wailing wind?
    Up on Blue Mountain

    Seven ships set sail
    Out of Charleston Bay
    When she learned only six returned
    She shut herself away
    Children in the town below
    Grew up and then grew old
    But they all heard the restless steps
    That made their blood run cold

    Still she calls in the wildest storms
    From the tallest trees
    “There’s the mast! The billowed sail!”
    As the seventh ship she sees

    The seventh ship is coming in
    The seventh ship is coming in
    Up on Blue Mountain


  • 03:30 Lyrics Desperate Times
    There’s a dog and he won’t stop howling
    In a way he never howled before
    I asked him, “What’s the problem?”
    He said, “Go home and barricade the door”

    There’s a shadow on the front lawn
    There’s a crack in the wall
    Where’s a soothsayer when you need one?
    Might mean everything or nothing at all

    Oh, say can you see?
    Can you read between the lines?
    Give me a kiss for good luck
    After all, these are desperate times

    Here lies a poet
    Unnoticed and unsung
    In a corner of the graveyard
    Words left burning on the tongue

    There’s a woman standing in the hallway
    Looks like she’s got a tale to tell
    She keeps saying over and over
    “Someone stole the warning bell”

    Let’s check the foundations
    They’ve fallen into disrepair
    But the way you look in the twilight
    I could die and not even care


  • 03:28 Lyrics Dreams of Glory
    On an old dirt road
    By a railroad track
    A child was born
    In a rundown shack
    Now all that’s left
    Is a memory
    Of a lullaby
    On his mama’s knee

    If you’ve got a bell, ring it
    Tell the story
    If you’ve got a song, sing it
    Don’t give up your dreams of glory

    Called back too soon
    This delicate flower
    He was by her side
    In her final hour
    And when he knew
    She was gone for good
    He carved her words
    In sugar pine wood

    She lies asleep
    On yonder hill
    In the dead of night
    When all is still
    He can hear her voice
    So clear and plain
    From the other side
    This sweet refrain


  • 03:47 Lyrics Johnny Rock's Cantina

    Even now, when I close my eyes
    I see through the tangle of the years
    A recollection of warm night skies
    And this cold grey dawn disappears

    Take me back to Johnny Rock’s Cantina
    The room had an incandescent glow
    When we pledged our love por vida
    And time stood still in San Antonio

    I remember we had lost our way
    Or we might not have found the place at all
    We danced as the band began to play
    And the candles threw our shadows on the wall

    Slings and arrows - Outrageous fortune
    I’ve had my share since then
    I wonder – When I close my eyes for the last time
    Will I dance with you there once again?

  • 03:52 Lyrics Back to New York

    I climbed to the top of a mountain
    Went to where rivers are born
    Threw three coins in the fountain
    Sailed through the eye of a storm

    I sat across from a wise man
    He said, “I’ll tell you what is true”
    I said, “Excuse the interruption
    But if it’s all the same to you…”

    I’m going back to New York
    I’m going back to New York

    I found the lost city of Atlantis
    I slept in the Taj Mahal
    Walked through the Garden of Eden
    Saw Adam and Eve take the fall

    I hitched a ride on a spaceship
    I flew out to Venus and Mars
    I said, “ Oh, well, I like the view
    But I thank my lucky stars…”

    I hung around with Pandora
    She said, “ Don’t open that box”
    I said, “ Too late – The deed is done”
    She said, “Shoot – I should have changed the locks”

    I was crawling across the Sahara
    In the middle of No Man’s Land
    I saw 42nd and Broadway
    Shimmer in the desert sand

  • 04:11 Bad Luck
  • 04:09 Streets of Laredo
  • 02:59 Ace of Spades
  • 04:59 Lyrics Peace of Mind
    Underneath the silent stars
    I used to lie and dream
    But now those moments of repose
    Are few and far between

    The stars have tumbled down
    Even love a source of pain
    People say, “ Take this – Do that
    And you’ll feel right as rain”

    There’s a place that waits for me
    I seek but do not find
    (Where deep, slow rivers wind)

    All I ever wanted
    All I ever needed
    All I ever wanted was just
    A little peace of mind

    Caught up in the day to day to day
    And jostled by the crowd
    Took refuge in a corner store
    But that TV’s turned up way too loud

    Someone pulled a trigger
    Someone told a lie
    I want to walk the white sands of Micronesia
    Just once before I die

    I know it’s out there somewhere
    I have felt its quiet thrill
    But it’s always out of reach, out of sight
    Behind that curtain, just over that hill


  • 04:26 Lyrics Digging for Gold
    I was kicking stones down by the river
    Listening to the call of the wild
    When you approached from the other direction
    I sang you the song of the motherless child

    You could say I’m a starry-eyed dreamer
    You could say I’m a troubadour of old
    You could say I’m a soldier of fortune
    (high plains drifter)
    Or a prospector digging for gold

    Outside the castle a lady-in-waiting
    Had her application denied
    She said, “That’s a bitter pill to swallow
    Just when I was hitting my stride”

    I saw a man who took to the high wire
    Looked like he was dying to please
    He waved to the crowd below
    Then he fell with the greatest of ease

    I’ve seen spirit horses with blood on their saddles
    Angels with blue white wings
    Or maybe I’m a trickster
    And I’ve actually seen none of these things

    I’ll give you twenty-five dollars
    And then I’ll give you twenty-five more
    If you can answer this question
    What am I talking to you for?


  • 04:03 Lyrics Any Way the Wind Blows (remix)
    One day by chance as I sat by my window
    I happened to glance down to the street below
    At people passing by as they appeared and
    disappeared from view
    I saw a girl she was smiling, she was laughing, she was talking
    To a boy - arm in arm they were walking
    He turned to hold her close and I saw that it was you

    And you ask me where I'll go
    I tell you I don't know
    Maybe any way the wind blows

    At first I denied it - I refused to believe
    That you could betray me that you could deceive
    But now I see that our love has come to an end
    I want no more of these conversations
    I've had enough of your explanations
    I say never, never darken my door again

    North South East West
    The four corners of the world - I won't rest
    'Til every sea, every mountain I have crossed
    And some day you might feel a breeze
    A slight shiver in the trees
    And remember the girl you once loved and you lost


  • 04:19 Lyrics Whole Lotta Money (live)
    We've all seen it
    Read about it
    Beg borrow steal
    It's part of the American Dream

    Rich people
    They've got yachts in the harbor
    Fountains on the lawns
    Champagne in the limousines

    Oh yeah I wonder
    Why they have all the fun
    And we're still under
    Under the gun

    Oh yeah it seems kind of funny
    I know it doesn't grow on trees
    They've got a whole lot of money
    They never give it to me

    Well ours
    Is a different story
    We're working all week
    And we barely make enough to get by
    It feels like
    All guts no glory
    We can't get ahead
    No matter how hard we try


  • 03:35 Lyrics Hammer on the Nail (live)

    Something's breathin' down my back
    The sky outside has turned pitch black
    There's a storm cloud gathered on the hill
    And a hairline crack on my windowsill

    Oh - Have I gone beyond the pale?
    Even as we speak, I hear the hammer on the nail

    Saw a coffin open wide
    With a little baby child inside
    Beckoned to me with a white bone hand
    Said, "Come a little closer, you'll understand

    Do you You'll be a tear in Jesus' eye?"
    Once you think along these lines
    It all unravels, it all unwinds

    You ask me how I feel
    There's a hound dog snappin' at my heels
    And all these fears, once ignited
    Come back uninvited

    I've been lookin' out, I've been lookin' in
    I've been runnin' down the road in a howlin' wind