Outward Bound
Produced by R.S. Field and Sonny Landreth

Soldier of Fortune

Burning with a passion turning into greed
The wandering fever caught ahold of me
Breaking out across the ocean to far away lands
Where people speak in tongues I don't understand

Coming and going
Going till I was gone
I never meant to hurt you, baby
I never meant you wrong
Rambled like a story
In a tug boat captain's song
The delta took me winding off
From where I once belonged

Choking buses
Risky planes
Last look exit off the Pontchartrain
If searching for treasure
I'd know what to do
Be a soldier of fortune and fight for you

Some folks are easy
To settle down real nice
Some will cut corners
For a notch in this life
Others they are driven
By a restless need
I guess that's the thing that sits next to me
On...
Choking buses, risky planes
Last look exit off the Pontchartrain
If searching for treasure I'd know what to be
A soldier of fortune and fight for thee

Choking buses
Risky planes
Last look exit off the Pontchartrain
If searching for treasure
I'd know what to do
Be a soldier of fortune and fight for you

Burning with a passion turning into greed
The wandering fever sure caught ahold of me
Rambled like a story
From a tug boat captain's song
The delta took me winding off
From where I once belonged

Back to Bayou Teche

The wind tonight ain't all that cries
Leaves like tears fall outside
She knows I'm blowing with the season change
Looking at me and I hear her say:

Lay, chere, just a little bit longer
You'll be gone so long out West
Stay, chere, just a little bit longer
Do pass back to Bayou Teche

The wheel I turn ain't all that moans
Crossing this levee road alone
The gravel I bust and the dust I breathe
Wont shake her haunting words to me:
Lay, chere, just a little bit longer
You'll be gone so long out West
Stay, chere, just a little bit longer
Do pass back to Bayou Teche

The road I'm on ain't all that bends
My will is breaking down again
The Gulf of Mexico to Monterey Bay
Till I turn myself around I'm gonna hear her say:

Lay, chere, just a little bit longer
You'll be gone so long out West
Stay, chere, just a little bit longer
Do pass back to Bayou Teche

Lay, chere, just a little bit longer
You'll be gone so long out West
Stay, chere, just a little bit longer
And do pass back to Bayou Teche

When You're Away

There are faces everywhere but I walk on
In the street the people don't look real to me
Again I am knocking on the door
But nobody's home
Am I the victim of some kind of sorcery?

When you're away, time passes slowly
When you're away, I feel so cold
When you are gone
There's a space you leave empty
When you're away from me

I hear voices everywhere but I walk on
I turn around but no one's standing next to me
Maybe the truth is before my eyes
But they don't see
Am I blinded by this veil of mystery

When you're away, time passes slowly
When you're away, I feel so cold
When you are gone
There's a space you leave empty
When you're away from me

When you're away I feel out of phase
A stranger in a land unknown
It's hard to believe you got this spell on me
Slipping through the night life
Going crazy in the street
The Mardi Gras or is it madness?
Are you behind a mask?
I can't hide from wondering where you are

When you're away, time passes slowly
When you're away, I feel so cold
When you are gone
There's a space you leave empty
When you're away from me

Sacred Ground

Some things are better off lost than found
But I slowed down on the Sacred Ground
That old place looked different it seemed
But I still remembered where we used to meet

Holding her closer than close to me
We had crossed over the boundaries
The canvas stretching before our eyes
Was dusk blushing across the sky

Once before the Dreaming Light
Until the wake of the Burning Eye
For the secrets and love I found
I sacrificed my heart on the Sacred Ground

Under the blanket of sultry air
She told me her tribe made a stand right there
Two hearts faster than the moon could climb
I followed her down on the Sacred Ground

Once before the Dreaming Light
Until the wake of the Burning Eye
For the secrets and love I found
I sacrificed my heart on the Sacred Ground

Her ancestors blessed this place
With their beliefs in the land they graced
The universe was centered then
The outside world came crashing in

Back on the path beneath my feet
To set the years between that holy place and me
I couldn't help looking back on more time
I closed my eyes and I opened wide

Once before the Dreaming Light
Until the wake of the Burning Eye
For the secrets and love I found
I sacrificed my heart on the Sacred Ground
For the secrets and love I found
I sacrificed my heart on the Sacred Ground
I lost my heart on the Sacred Ground
I lost my heart on the Sacred Ground

New Landlord

Neon lights don't ever dim
In the kind of bars that never close
In a back room game T-Jim yelled,
"St. Gabriel! I'm gonna steal the show!"
He slapped his cards down on the table
Said "Boys, I got me a winning hand"
But the sight that made ole T-Jim tremble
Was the king that took his land

Mister meet your new landlord
I heard you knockin' upon my door
Mister meet your new landlord
I got plenty of room down on the floor

With the ticket burning in his hand
And the tip still ringing in his ear
Big Pete bet his whole life savings
As the race was drawing near
A shot was fired, the gates flew open
The years streaked right before his eyes
Too bad they were riding on the saddle
From a moment of ill advice

Mister meet your new landlord
I heard you knockin' upon my door
Mister meet your new landlord
I got plenty of room down on the floor

Other names in other places
Different rules but it's all the same
Cause if that bug ever bites you
The scar will bear you shame
I tell you, son, you know you're in trouble
If you wake up one morning in a daze
And as you peer into the mirror
The face leaning over says:
Mister meet your new landlord
I heard you knockin' upon my door
Mister meet your new landlord
I got plenty of room down on the floor

Speak of the Devil

You say your man
Is the jealous kind
He knocked you down
And he blacked your eye
He slept the day
And he drank the night
Lookin' for trouble
To start a fight

Speak of the devil, here he comes after you
Well I don't believe in evil
But all hell's gonna break loose

You say your man
He leaves you cryin'
He spends your money
And he steals you blind
He turned away
From all your friends
Then throws you out
When you pay the rent

Speak of the devil, here he comes after you
Well I don't believe in evil
But all hell's gonna break loose

Speak of the devil

You say your man
He treats you mean
A Texas temper
And bad scenes
He's got a head
As hard as stone
And thinks you're cheatin'
If you ain't alone
Look out!

Speak of the devil, here he comes after you
Well I don't believe in evil
But all hell's gonna break loose
Speak of the devil

Yokamoma
(instrumental)

Planet Cannonball

Hand to hand, arms to arms
For every heart that's breaking
But not giving in to hating
Life for life and soul for soul
For every loved one's name
That's lost in the name of saving

May All That Is
Bless you one and bless you all
Under gun on our planet
Spinning like a cannonball

Face to face and back to back
For every confrontation and changing of the guard
Eye for eye and tear for tear
For every martyr showing the way
Like a falling star

May All That Is
Bless you one and bless you all
Under gun on our planet
Spinning like a cannonball

Word for word and light for light
For every candle burning
In silent remembrance of raised voices
And the truth

May All That Is
Bless you one and bless you all
Under gun on our planet that's
Spinning like a cannonball

Common-Law Love

What makes a mother have to cry all day
Since her daughter moved away?
And what makes papa interrupt her prayers
So he can put a curse on the boy he swears?

Common-law love
Common-law love
Napoleonic Code come to push or shove
And baby's shacking up in common-law love

What makes a family cringe and groan
Whenever they hear that pesky phone?
And what turns a neighbor to a so-called friend?
And what turns a whisper to a raging wind?

Common-law love
Common-law love
Napoleonic Code come to push or shove
And baby's shacking up in common-law love

Spicy as a kitchen in a gossiping home Hotter than a party line dial tone
What's all the rumble and the tumble about
The older generation hollers and shouts:

Common-law love
Common-law love
Napoleonic Code come to push or shove
And baby's shacking up in common-law love

Common-law love
Common-law love
Spread across the parish like a fever does
Young people falling into common law love

Bad Weather

I remember she came up suddenly
And caught me by surprise
I turned the latch and found her
Awaiting just outside
She seemed to come from nowhere
With the wind and the blowing rain
She was bold as thunder
The night of the hurricane

Don't you want shelter from the bad weather?
Don't you want shelter
From the bad weather, babe?
Are you not fearful of the bad weather?
Don't you want shelter
From the bad weather, babe?

She was gone by the morning
I heard her leave downstairs
She wasn't afraid to brave the storm
Tearing it up out there
I ran to the window
But I could not call her name
She never let me know it
The night of the hurricane

Don't you want shelter from the bad weather?
Don't you want shelter
From the bad weather, babe?
Are you not fearful of the bad weather?
Don't you want shelter
From the bad weather, babe?

Like a storm filled with passion
She left her mark behind
And though I lost her long ago
She's still crossed my mind
She was gone by the morning
Will I never be the same?
For all my days I won't forget
The night of the hurricane

Don't you want shelter from the bad weather?
Don't you want shelter
From the bad weather, babe?
Are you not fearful of the bad weather?
Don't you want shelter
From the bad weather, babe?

Outward Bound

Two roads runnin'
One up and one down
On them both forever
Hell bent and glory bound
When I reach the crossing
Through it on the Big Screen
And I'm outward bound
But never in vain

Two doors open
One in and one out
For trouble I've been through
Both more than I can count
When I reach the crossing
I'll see it all again
And I'm outward bound
but never in vain

Peel away the covers I hug
Sweep my claim right under the rug
Draw my string like an arrow I'll aim
Outward bound but never in vain
Outward bound but never in vain

Two steps taken
One back and one forth
Love in both directions
For richer or for poorer?
When I reach the crossing it all becomes plain
That I'm outward bound but never in vain

Peel away the covers I hug
Sweep my time right under the rug
Draw my string like an arrow I'll aim
Outward bound but never in vain
Outward bound but never in vain

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