Ten Pound Horses

by Armando Rodriguez

Released 2015
Whispering Winds Productions
Released 2015
Whispering Winds Productions
  • 04:13 Lyrics
    Yonder Stands a Stranger
    Yonder Stands a Stranger
     
    Yonder, yonder stands a stranger
    Yonder, yonder stands a stranger
     
    Yonder stands a stranger
    He’s dressed in white, don’t you see
    His hair is long and amber
    His sandals are old and worn out
    From walkin’, oh, from walkin’ from town to town
    He died for you and he died for me
    In the dead of the night
    In the dead of the night
     
    His mother’s name, it was Mary
    She was the finest lady
    Oh, the finest lady you’d ever want to meet
    Her hair was long and dark
    Her skin was silky white
    She cried for you and she cried for me
    In the dead of the night
    In the dead of the night
     
    His father’s name, it was Joseph
    His hands they were full of callouses
    From doin’, oh, the same old thing
    From doin’, oh, the same old thing
    But you know, the man he never complained
    But you know, the man he never complained
    Oh, he never complained
     
    He goes by the name of Jesus
    He goes by the name of the Lord
    You can call him anything you want
    You can call him anything you want
    Don’t you know that he’s my friend
    He’s my friend
    Don’t you know
    He’s my friend
    Don’t you know
    He’s my friend
    Oh, my friend
    Oh, my friend
    He’s my friend
     
  • 06:33 Lyrics
    Dream of Mine
    Dream of Mine 
    Hundred million thousand stars, way up in the sky
    Hundred million thousand stars, dancing in the night
    Listen to the stories of the ones that came before
    Listen to the stories and maybe save yourself, save yourself
     
    A little girl, she stands alone in the pouring rain
    She stands alone with her heart all full of pain
    She looks up in the sky and she cries out in pain
    Why do we cause it, yeQah, you and me
    You and me, you and me, you and me
     
    (Chorus)
    Would it be too much to ask, that you put down your weapons
    Would be it too much to say, that you stop all this killing
    Would it be too much to ask, that you put down your weapons
    Would it be too much to say, that you stop all this killing
    And get down on your knees and pray
     
    Hundred million thousand stars lined up in the sky
    Hundred million thousand stars starring back at me
    Listen to the stories of the ones that came before
    Listen to the stories and maybe save yourself
    Maybe save yourself, maybe save yourself, save yourself
     
    Would it be too much to ask, that you put down your weapons
    Would it be too much too say, that you stop all this killing
    Would it be too much to ask, that you put down your weapons
    Would it be too much to say, that you stop all this killing
     
    (Repeat Chorus)
     
    I said get down on your knees and pray, get down on your knees and pray
    I dream of love, I dream of peace, and I dream of harmony
    This is a dream of mine
  • 04:16 Lyrics
    Ten Pound Horses
    Ten Pound Horses 
     
    There’s a train leavin’ out of here tonight
     
    Headed down for Memphis,Tennessee
     
    And as we make our way ‘round the bend and we sling shot down the rail
     
    We’re goin’ down to Memphis
     
    We’re goin’ to go see the King
     
    I hear the clanking of the box carts on the rail
     
    I hear the screeching of the wheels on the steel, on the steel
     
     
     
    (Chorus)
     
    And it’s days like this
     
    And it’s days like this
     
    That I feel like runnin’
     
    That I feel like runnin’
     
    ‘Till there ain’t no more to go
     
    ‘Till there ain’t no more to go
     
    With ten-pound horses
     
     
     
    I look out the box cart door
     
    And I see America passin’ me by
     
    I see the old hobo man sittin’ next to me
     
    Or is he a man with courage
     
    That decided to do what he wanted to do
     
     
     
    And am I a soul with courage
     
    Or am I, oh, just a coward
     
    Who follows everywhere so blindly
     
    Like sheep being led to slaughter
     
    Like sheep being led to slaughter
     
     
     
    (Repeat Chorus)
  • 03:56 Lyrics
    Born Too Late
    Born To Late
     
    You ask me, hey, do you love me
    You ask me, so sincere
    And I pretend not hear what you say
    And slowly move into the next room
    Then you follow me just like a little girl
    And you ask me, hey, do you love me
     
    (Chorus)
    Do you love me, do you love me
    I don’t know nothin’, about nothin’
    Sometimes I don’t even know my own name
    I’m just a boy who’s caught up in a wrong time
    I was born too late
     
    This crazy thing that we call love
    Has brought me nothin’, but misery
    So how can you expect me just to let my heart go
    How can you expect me
     
    (Repeat Chorus Twice)
  • 03:34 Lyrics
    Hey Babe

    Hey Babe
     
    Walkin’ down the street, late in the night
    There ain’t nobody there, but you and the rain, hey baby (hey baby)
    Look to your left and then look to your right
    What do you see now, (hey, hey)
     
    Hey, baby… Ah, now baby, hey
    Well I told you before don’t wanna to see you comin’
    I don’t wanna to hear you knockin’ on my door
     
    Standing by the light post dead in the night
    There ain’t nobody there, but you and the rain (hey baby)
    You tellin’ yourself you wish you stayed home
    You tellin’ yourself you wish you’d listened to your old man now (hey, hey, hey, hey)
    Hey baby…Ah now baby, yeah
     
    (Chorus)
    Well I told before don’t wanna to see you comin’
    I don’t wanna hear you knockin’ on my door
     
    (I don’t wanna to see your face mama… knockin’ on my door)
    Tellin’ me you goin’ down to Houston town now
    You got a friend livin’ by the coast (you say)
    Tellin’ me that he don’t drink now
    You tellin’ me that he don’t fool around now
    You tellin’ me that he don’t smoke
    Well tell me now baby, just what in the hell does he do (ah, for fun yeah)
     
    Well I told before don’t wanna to see you comin’
    I don’t wanna to hear you knockin’ on my door
    No.. no no no no no
     
    Well I told you before don’t want to see you comin’
    I don’t want to hear you knockin’ on my door
    No, no, no more I don’t wanna to see you
    No, no, no more I don’t wanna to see you no, no, no more
    I don’t wanna to see you no more (hey baby)
  • 06:23 Lyrics
    Begging Bowl

    Begging Bowl
     
    Wouldn’t it be a surprise
    If you was to wake up in the morning
    And you were a five-year-old child
    Livin’ in Darfur, Africa
    And your clothes were old and worn out
    From the many years of use
    And, oh the constant companion
    The one that never leaves you alone
     
    (Nadadadanada)
    (Chorus)
    Just like an old time friend that refuses to go home
    Just like an old time friend that refuses to go home
    I speak of the horrible hunger
    I speak of the terrible pain
    I’m just a five-year-old child
    Livin’ in Darfur, Africa (Africa hahaha, Africa, Africa)
     
    Livin’ a country that’s torn by war
    There’s violence everywhere
    And even the animals go hungry
    They look at you with disdain
     
    Tonight when you go to sleep
    And you huddle next to your mother
    And you look up in the sky
    And you cry out in anguish
     
    (Nadadanana)
    (Repeat Chorus)
     
    I speak of the horrible hunger
    (How can you do this to me)
    I speak of the terrible pain
    (Don’t you know that I am just a five-year-old child)
    I’m just a five year old child
    (Look at you, look at you)
    Livin’ Darfur Africa
    Africa, Africa, Africa, Africa
  • 04:24 Lyrics
    What's Going On America
    What’s Going on America?
     
    Hey man, where are you bound
    On such a cold and lonesome day
    Hey man, where are you bound
    On such a cold and lonesome day
    Hey man, Hey man
    You walkin’ down on a payment road, ‘til it turns to sand
    You goin’ down to a place, oh, where the mountains, they touch the sky
     
    (Chorus)
    What’s goin’ on, America
    What’s goin’ on, America
    What’s goin’ on, America (ha,ha,ha,ha)
     
    Unemployment lines, they’re comin’ apart at the seams
    And people thinkin’ when they get inside
    Oh, their lives, they’re going’ to change (ain’t that a laugh)
    I don’t mean to complain so much
    But this life sure gets me down
    Gets me down on the ground
    Gets me down on the ground
     
    (Repeat Chorus)
     
    I’m not sayin’ that I’ve got the answer
    I’m not sayin’ that I’ve got the plan
    But I’ll be dammed if I stand around
    Not throw my two cents worth in
     
    (Repeat Chorus)
  • 03:59 Lyrics
    The Island Song
    The Island Song
     
    Every time that I feel like gettin’ away, I think of you
    Every time that I feel like runnin’ away, I dream of you
    Sometimes the noise and the rush become too much
    I wonder how we stand it so (owowo)
     
    Lalalala (Repeat)
    The islands are such a paradise
    There’s no such thing as a disguise
    The islands they open up your eyes
    The islands are such as a paradise
    There’s no such thing as a disguise
    The islands are
     
    The blue of the ocean and the blue of the sky
    Hey honey baby it just gets me high
    The smile of the natives and the warmth of their touch
    It’s sometimes just too much
    Sometimes the noise and the rush become too much
    I wonder how we stand it so (owowowo)
     
    Lalalala
    (Repeat Chorus)
  • 04:02 Lyrics
    Crossroads
    Crossroads
     
    Hey, there goes a shooting star
    And, ah there goes another one
    I think it’s callin’ out to me out to me
    And when I see you layin’ next to me all quiet and still
    And when I hear the beatin’ of your heart
    It’s beatin’ along with mine along with mine
     
    Ohohohohohohohoh
    (Chorus)
    But if I was to lose you along the way
    And if we should fall apart some how
    I want you to remember this my girl
    You were the love of my life
    When I was at the crossroads of my life
     
    And when I see you smile I feel a gentleness inside
    And when I see your runnin’ free and wild
    I think I’m goin’ to stay here for a while
    Stay here for a while
     
    Ohohohohohohohoh
    (Repeat Chorus)