Barbara Jean

Barbara Jean

 Grand Marais, Minnesota, USA
BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

Barbara Jean plays music in the Americana tradition, telling stories and mixing the sounds of fiddle, viola, banjo and voice.

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Lyrics

Great Escape

Written By: Barbara Jean Meyers

I play this song to remind me
Of all the years I’ve spent with you
There was hurt and heartache
But joy was in there too

And I don’t want to go too far alone
Cause’ times are hard and the way is long
With scattered pieces of the past around
This little heart, it just might break
It just might break

A quiet path lies out before me
A new road to take
A touch of fear, hope and longing
A chance to make my great escape

And I don’t want to go too far alone
Cause’ times are hard and the way is long
With scattered pieces of the past around
This little heart, it just might break
It just might break

Like fallen sand through my fingers
The days go by and still
The ones with you I remember
Morning sun and the autumn dew

And I don’t want to go too far alone
Cause’ times are hard and the way is long
With scattered pieces of the past around
This little heart, it just might break
It just might break

Now all the birds are leaving
Seeking sun on farther shores
Nights bleed into daytime
People shuttin’ their windows and closing doors

And I don’t want to go too far alone
Cause’ times are hard and the way is long
With scattered pieces of the past around
This little heart, it just might break
It just might break

The River

Written By: Barbara Jean Meyers

My life with you is over
Only see you in my dreams
It’s hard to know what matters
When your heart’s ripped at the seams

And the sky is turning
From blue to black
And the Road goes on without you
I only see you when I look back

Mysteries weave dark magic
And hide the truth from our eyes
I can’t see what’s coming
On this raft with water open-wide

And the sky is turning
From blue to black
And the Road goes on without you
I only see you when I look back

Bridge:
Heads or tails my friend?
Let’s break it down until the bitter end
Just play your hand
It’s not like I can’t guess, which way you’ll go
So come on and roll the dice
The game is up

And the sky is turning
From blue to black
And the Road goes on without you
I only see you when I look back

Cypress tress grow tall here
Arch angels of the shadowed lands
Close my eyes and hear you whisper
To reach out and take your hand

And the sky is turning
From blue to black
And the Road goes on without you
I only see you when I look back

And the sky is turning
From blue to black
And the Road goes on without you
I only see you when I look back

Lost Heart

Written By: Barbara Jean Meyers

Can you tell me how it is?
And how it’s going to be?
Cause’ I can’t live like this
Darling can’t you see

Tell me how to go alone
To face all things on my own
Cause’ I can’t work it out
Not without a doubt

I took my heart down a path
With an end I couldn’t see
Promised to be yours
Said I’d be what I couldn’t be

Tell me how to go alone
To face all things on my own
Cause’ I can’t work it out
Not without a doubt

I’m my own worst enemy
Hard on myself when I’m in need
I can’t hold off and I can’t hold back
Just can’t follow the narrow path

Tell me how to go alone
To face all things on my own
Cause’ I can’t work it out
Not without a doubt

There’s still so much ahead
Wide streams that I must cross
Cause’ a heart without a home
Is a heart that’s lost

Tell me how to go alone
Cause I can’t do this my own
I can’t work it out
Not without a doubt

Flesh and Bones

Written By: Barbara Jean

Flesh and Bones

Sometimes gifts they come out in the night
When home lies around you and your spirit takes flight
All these words and a lonesome melody
Hollow stones and miracles can be

You’re a dark, dark sider
Only the moon has grown wiser
And you carry me back to your room
I will go where the wind blows
Lost my footing on a back road
Lay me down all flesh and bones

In this big wild world I catch a cry
That draws me in and pulls me to the light
Though I try not to hear or see
The pulse, the thread—won’t let me be

You’re a dark, dark sider
Only the moon has grown wiser
And you carry me back to your room
I will go where the wind blows
Lost my footing on a back road
Lay me down all flesh and bones

When night ends and meets the day
And the wounds of life fade and decay
Take me out let me feel the sun’s fire
Let me dance, moan and shake—take me higher

And you’re a dark, dark sider
Only the moon has grown wiser
And you carry me back to your room
I will go where the wind blows
Lost my footing on a back road
Lay me down all flesh and bones

Hollow minds and hollow hearts/Oh lay me down
Hollow minds and hollow hearts/Oh lay me down
Hollow minds and hollow hearts/Oh lay me down
Hollow minds and hollow hearts/Oh lay me down