The Tennessee Fire

My Morning Jacket Jun 18, 1999 Darla Records
# Title Duration
1 Play Heartbreakin' Man
oh, ooh, ooh, ooh

20 times I wish you'd understand
That you're breakin' the heart of this heartbreakin' man
20 times I wish you'd use the door
'Cause you're makin' this heart want some more

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

20 times I wish you'd understand
That you're breakin' the heart of this heartbreakin' man
20 times I wish you'd use the door
'Cause you're makin' this heart want some more

'Cause I want some more
'Cause I want some more
03:11
2 Play They Ran
Somebody stole my lighter
And where it God is higher
I was another boy
Down in another town
Armed with casino bars
Tight whores and Tinseltown

But I stayed
Oh, but I stayed
Oh

She had a cigarette
Asked if I had a light
Out it came, and I gave it to her
And off into the night
His arms were thin
Off into the night

They ran
Oh, they ran
Oh, they ran
Oh
02:48
3 Play The Bear
It's a bad idea to go down to the pier by yourself after dark
Bad idea 'cause they're down on their luck
And they've lost touch with their bleeding hearts
Bad idea 'cause I've felt that way and I know I shouldn't have gone
The time is near to come forward with whatever killed your spark

There's still time for you to change your mind
Or whatever else you do, there's still time, oh oh

It's a bad idea to go down to the pier by yourself after dark
Bad idea 'cause they're down on their luck
And they've lost touch with their bleeding hearts
Bad idea 'cause I've felt that way and I know I shouldn't have gone
The time is near to come forward with whatever killed your spark

There's still time for you to change your mind
Or whatever else you do, there's still time, oh oh
Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh
04:39
4 Play Nashville to Kentucky
From Nashville to Kentucky
My heart, it draws the line
Somewhere, someone thinks of me
I just wish it was somewhere I could find

Take me out of this dead end nightmare
Take me out of this hell I'm in
Take me out of this dead end nightmare
Put me back in a world I can live
Put me back in a world I can live

From Nashville to Kentucky
My heart, it draws the line
Somewhere, someone thinks of me
I just wish it was somewhere I could find
02:58
5 Play Old Sept Blues
All alone at the end of the day
Really tired it's time to hit the hay
It was always good to hear you say

You never were a drawback,
You always were an asset,
You never were a drawback, no, you weren't

All alone at the end of the day
Really tired it's time to hit the hay
It was always good to hear you say

You never were a drawback,
You always were an asset,
You never were a drawback, no, you weren't

Put away your corset,
Put away your shoes,
Put away the old September blues.
02:28
6 Play If All Else Fails
Surely your lips deceive me
Surely I know you're fine
And if we get too close this evening
Well, apart we'll grow in time

And I know
(That you're mine)

Sherie, your heart
I'll take you there, it ain't far
And if all else fails, I'll come running back
Wonderin' where you went with my heart

Sherie, your arms deceive me
Sherie, I know you're fine

And I know
(That you're mine)

Sherie, your heart
I'll take you there, it ain't far
And if all else fails, I'll come running back
Wonderin' where you went with my heart
03:58
7 Play It's About Twilight Now
It's about twilight now, out in the stream
You're lookin' low now in your tight blue jean
I'm feelin' ready, I'm feelin' lean
Four years of bright lights can make it seem

Like no one can baby
(Yeah, yeah)
Like no one can baby
(Yeah, yeah)

Like no one can baby
(Yeah, yeah)
Like no one can baby
(Yeah, yeah)

It's about twilight now, I'm in the field
You're lookin' low now, I'm runnin' still
You're a readin' book now, it's gettin'
Four years of bright lights can make it seem

Like no one can baby
(Yeah, yeah)
Like no one can baby
(Yeah, yeah)

Like no one can baby
(Yeah, yeah)
Like no one can baby
(Yeah, yeah)

Yeah
04:06
8 Play Evelyn Is Not Real
Evelyn, I hope this can't be true
Evelyn, you know my heart's with you

Don't try to tell me there's another boy, oh oh
Don't try to use me like a lover's toy, yo ho

Evelyn, you know this can't be true
From what I found the ground remains with you

Don't try to tell me there's another boy, oh oh
Don't try to use me like a lover's toy, oh oh

Evelyn, I hope this can't be true
Aw, take it away Johnny

Don't try to tell me there's another boy, yo oh
Don't try to use me like a lover's toy, oh oh

Evelyn, I hope this can't be true
You broke my heart and then you're so
03:04
9 Play War Begun
Stolen as the war's begun, this time your soul is my one
Stolen as the war's begun, this time your soul is my one

I belong to a race of robots, drowning out my one
Anytime your war gets out of hand I'll take it on

Stolen as the war's begun, this time your soul is my one
Stolen as the war's begun, this time your soul is my one

I'd move on, but I know you'll need me some day
I'd roll on, but I know you'll need me some day

Some day
Some day
Some day
03:06
10 Play Picture of You
I've got the ocean blue
I've got a picture of you with green green eyes
And a cocaine smile
And a little worry anymore

I've got a house in a court
I've got a car and a door and a big left arm
And a little worry anymore
'Cause I tried, I did

Sorry, you know I'm sorry
You know I'd give you anything on a dime
Sorry again, cut your little head
But sorry don't mean nothin' on a dime

You don't say I'll wait up
You don't say I'll wait up
You don't say I'll wait up
03:16
11 Play I Will Be There When You Die
Joe was born in New York City,
Son of Paul and Catherine
Always down and always out,
But his 'morrows always seemed jus' fine

There will be bigotry and
There will be open minds
There will be days of peace
You'll never have the time
As long as you keep a straight face

I will be there when you die
I was born in east kentucky,
Home of where the grass is dyed
Always down and always out,
But my 'morrows always seemed just fine

There will be bigotry and
There will be open minds
There will be days of peace
You'll never have the time
As long as you keep a straight face
I will be there when you die
04:42
12 Play The Dark
Trapped in gasoline, a lizard on a string
No one ever screams any more
Trapped in gasoline, a lizard on a string
No one ever screams any more

It's called the dark, it's not a sunny day for the dark
Let in the dark, then you can sleep and fuck and park
Let in the dark, it's not another day for the dark
Let in the dark, then you can sleep and move and park

So tight, I can't breathe
Gods fingers chokin' me
Like a prisoner on his knees
Beggin' won't do a thing for me

So c'mon, you can't fight it
So c'mon, you can't fight it
So c'mon, you can't fight it

People, oh, they're my thing these days
They like to swim and catch them rays
Money, don't do a thing for me
I'm happy now, that's how I be

It's called the dark, it's not a sunny day for the dark
Let in the dark, then you can sleep and fuck and park
Let in the dark
03:22
13 Play By My Car
You said, Evan is comin over again
And I said, if he does, I'll kick his head in
I've known you for years,
I know all your moves,
I just can't believe
That it caved in this soon.

And I'm playin' it over and over again in my head
You said, Evan is comin over again.
I asked where you go'd,
And you said where you went
He took you to movies
And carnival tents.
Bought you big houses
And payed all the rent.

And I'm playin' it over and over again in my head
Oh but Los Angeles ain't that far,
And the rest of the girls
Said they'd be there, by my car.
04:04
14 Play Butch Cassidy
Butch Cassidy, I could've been your friend
And rode with you, and the sun dance kid
We'd laugh awhile and we'd smile a bit
'Cause crimes like ours aren't counterfeit

They say, you never even killed a man
Till it came right down to your final stand

Bullets flyin' and the wounded cryin'
And your buddy, he's goin' down
Get lower and the feelin's show
And you gave off the final sound

'Cause a soldiers death is so much better
Than defeat just hangin' around
Defeat just hangin' around
Defeat just hangin' around
Defeat just hangin' around

Butch Cassidy, I could've been your friend
03:55
15 Play I Think I'm Going to Hell
Down in the city
The flames gathered round
Churches and buildings
In ashes on the ground
They think they're goin' to Hell

Out in the hollow
It drown out the crowd
And I think my mother would kill me
If she knew what I was about
I think I'm goin' to Hell

Devils and demons are comin'
Lovers and children beware
Devils and demons are comin'

To take me to Hell
To take me to Hell
To take me to Hell
05:06
16 Play Untitled (Instrumental) 02:44