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released February 10, 2012

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Track Name: Longest Train (Long Gone)
LONGEST TRAIN© 2011 music/lyrics Jeff Powers


The sun set down o'er the railroad yard
Longest train I'd ever seen
I sat there for a long long time
Watch it take away my dreams

Long gone (and now she's)
Longest train I'd ever seen (on the)
Long gone
In a box car ride my dreams

Storm clouds gathered o'r the railroad yard
Thunder split the sky
Lightning struck twice in the same place
As I watched my lady ride

Long gone
Longest train I'd ever seen
Long gone
In a box car ride my dreams

The sun went down o'r the railroad yard
Longest train I'd ever seen
Thinkin' 'bout what we once had
And what was leaving me



Long gone
Longest train I'd ever seen
Long gone
In a box car ride my dreams

I should have done this I should have done that
Got down on my knees
Now I'm standing at the railroad yard
Feeling like the bad seed

Long gone
Longest train I'd ever seen
Long gone
In a box car ride my dreams

Long gone
Longest train I'd ever seen
Long gone
In a box car ride my dreams
Track Name: 13 Seconds 67 Shots (Kent State Massacre)
13 SECONDS 67 SHOTS© 2010 music/lyrics Jeff Powers (May 4th)


From the Victory Bell
Over Blanket Hill
No one closer than a football field
But close enough to hell

From the Victory Bell
Over Blanket Hill
No one over 20 years old
But old enough to kill

13 seconds 67 shots
At 12:24 P.M.
13 seconds 67 shots
4 students laying dead

[Inter]

From the Victory Bell
Over Blanket Hill
No one closer than a football field
But close enough to shell

From the Victory Bell
Over Blanket Hill
No one over 20 years old
But old enough to kill

13 seconds 67 shots
At 12:24 P.M.
13 seconds 67 shots
4 students laying dead

[Inter]

La La La La La…

From the Victory Bell
Over Blanket Hill
No one over 20 years old
But old enough to kill

13 seconds 67 shots
At 12:24 P.M.
13 seconds 67 shots
4 students laying dead [Is lady Justice]
4 students laying dead [Blindfold or blind?]
4 students laying dead [Waitin' for the truth]
4 students laying dead [Who ordered "FIRE"?]
4 students laying dead [How many more years?]
4 students laying dead [To hide a lie in a little truth]
4 students laying dead [How many more tears shed?]
4 students laying dead [Till a brave soul comes forth]
Track Name: Down In New Orleans
Down In New Orleans© 2008 music/lyrics Jeff Powers


The mighty Mississippi
Rolls on down stream
Past the Crescent city
Known as New Orleans

And the spirit can't be broken
On the banks of Pontchartrain
Not by government warplanes
By no hurricane

Gonna get up in the morning
Gonna head out to the street
Gonna meet up with some old friends
Keep some company
Down in New Orleans
On Bourbon Street

The levee might be broken
And someone’s dancin' in the rain
It ain't no herb he's token
It's (called) eminent domain

Gonna listin' to the meters
Jammin' at Tipitina's
Pontious Pilot can wash his hands
Keep his Katrina

Gonna get up in the morning
Gonna head out to the street
Gonna meet up with some old friends
Keep some company
Down in New Orleans
On Bourbon Street

Gonna sing and play my music
Right out on the street
Don't worry bout no government
It's a place where people dream
They'll try to levy the land by the levee
But I know the people see
And all those gumbo faces
Will never let it be
Down in N.O.
On Bourbon street

Gonna get up in the morning
Gonna head out to the street
Gonna meet some old friends
Keep some company
Down in New Orleans
On Bourbon Street
Track Name: acoustic guitar, slide guitar, singer songwriter, blues, mood, bad, rhodes piano - I'm In A Bad Mood
I’M IN A BAD MOOD©2011 music/lyrics Jeff Powers

I'm in a bad mood
Didn't have my morning coffee
And I know you're talkin'
Cause I see your lips movin'

It's a crazy life
And you're in it
Not sure how we got here
But it happened

Faded dreams
Lie on a suburban lawn
And my soul is buried
In the back yard
The flowers' been watered
With my sweat and blood
And a SUV sit's in a mortgaged garage

I'm in a bad mood
Didn't get anything naughty
I know you're in my bed
Cause I hear you snorin'

It's a crazy life
And you're in it
Not sure how we got here
But it happened

Faded dreams
Lie on a suburban lawn
And my soul is buried
In the back yard
The flowers' been watered
With my sweat and blood
And a SUV sit's in a mortgaged garage

And I missed my flight to Rio
To the Mardi-Gras of my dreams
The dancers and the Carnies rage since Epiphany
And they won’t give me pancakes on Ash Wednesday

I'm in a bad mood
The traffic ain't movin'
I wanna grab my gun
And start-a-shootin'

It's a crazy life
And you're in it
Not sure how we got here
But it happened

Faded dreams
Lie on a suburban lawn
And my soul is buried
In the back yard
The flowers' been watered
With my sweat and blood
And a SUV sit's in a mortgaged garage

I'm in a bad mood (repeat)
Track Name: Gypsy Girl (Ode To Ani)
GYPSY GIRL(ode to ani difranco)©2003 Jeff Powers music/lyrics

She shaved her head you know
Wrapped a bandana halo
Put Saturn's rings thru her nose
Wears a jean jacket like a saffron robe

She gives it away everyday
Tears her soul out on the stage
Her virgin heart's never been tamed
She don't even know my name

Gypsy girl you've got my vote
Cause you play your heart out you're all about soul
Some people get you and others don't
Cause you're taking chances you're living bold
Hey gypsy girl you know you are the most

She writes poetry all day
Hangs out in a cafe
Fights wars on an ink stained page
Plays the guitar like she crazed

I bet it's not the only thing she shaves
Been tattooed like a maze
Pierced and prodded in every part
She really is far out

Gypsy girl you've got my vote
Cause you play your heart out you're all about soul
Some people get you and others don't
Cause you're taking chances you're living bold
Hey gypsy girl you know you are the most

She don't write no holy water pop
Only her celestial thoughts
Inner visions dancing free
Through her rainbow dreams

While angel winged lovers intertwine in the night
She labors by electric candle light
Discovering psalms from the other side
She really blows my mind

Gypsy girl you've got my vote
Cause you play your heart out you're all about soul
Some people get you and others don't
Cause you're taking chances you're living bold
Hey gypsy girl you know you are the most
Hey gypsy girl you know you are the most
Hey gypsy girl you know you are the most
Track Name: Tall Buildings (9/11)
TALL BUILDINGS (9/11) © 9/11/2001 music/lyrics Jeff Powers


God seems real strange
He only wants you to pray
With guns in your hand
To get to heaven you got to kill a man
Got to kill' em dead
They tell me that's God's plan

God's been really sad
He sees tall buildings on his land
We got to lend a hand
Turn these castles into sand
Got to get right with the man
So we can go straight to heaven

God can't be insane
He can't hate a smile
He can't like pain
So he must be upside down
It explains why he loves frowns
That's why he likes to kick us around
That's why he brings his circus to town

Tall buildings must cause him pain
We got to help God fly his plane
Cause he's not really trained
He don't know where to land that thing
And who are we to question our faith
Even if it seems really strange





© 09.11.01 Jeff Powers





God must like ugly men
The kind concerned with others sin
And they don't have to change
The hard stuff's for those who are sane
Cause in God's righteous domain
Is a place where hatred entertains
Where killing and terror reign
Where buildings crumble under strain
Where jets burst into flames
Where tears pour down like rain
Where children lose their family and friends
Where ignorance is a blessed thing
Where orphans are the rage
Where kamikazes get all the fame
Where people don't know bombs from planes
Where reward is for those insane
Yes heaven knows no shame
Where fighting is just a game
Where murderers don't get blamed
Where the innocent smiles are slain
Where God comes on like a hurricane
Where towers crash into flames
Where everyone is the same/lamebrain
Where love has no name
Where tall buildings cause God pain
Tall buildings cause God pain
Tall buildings cause him pain
Tall buildings cause God pain






© 09.11.01 Jeff Powers