Bob Bradshaw

Bob Bradshaw

 Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA
BandAlternativeAcoustic

singer-songwriter

Other Info

Cover band: 
No

Lyrics

Iowa's Darlin'

Written By: Bob Bradshaw

Iowa’s darlin you’re something to be
Whatever is treasured, well, you’ve got the most
But Iowa’s darlin don’t see it that way
You’d like to strike out for the coast
Wipin’ the coffee shop countertop you can’t stop
Dreamin’ of movin on

Iowa girl, gonna take on the world
Iowa girl, gonna take on the world,
Go take on the world, Iowa girl

Iowa’s darlin you’re something to see
All the light from the prairie seems to flame in your eyes
But Iowa’s darlin’, you’d be on your way
Towards the promise of Western skies
You’ll wave down the greyhound cause this town’s
Too tiny for words

Send back your regards
From Sunset Boulevard

Iowa’s darlin you’d have to agree
That you serve up the coffee with a faraway gaze
Bein’ Iowa’s darlin just gets in the way
The boys all got questions and you count the days
Till you’re moving on going on you don’t belong here in
Iowa

Iowa girl, gonna take on the world
Iowa girl, gonna take on the world,
Go take on the world, Iowa girl

Remember Me

Written By: Bob Bradshaw and Scoop McGuire

This is what I know - the blood was mine, it stain’d like wine at first until it burst out through the buttonholes

Let the record show - the blood blossomed like a rose and then it froze and I began to lose control

A movie played behind my eyes
Loosely based upon my life
A thousand parts yet to play
All ending with a knife

Here’s what I had to do - sent out, a scout, and all alone at dawn,
I was to spy upon an enemy parade

Every word is true: to my surprise my demise
came in a weeping willow dell. There I fell, and there I lay

Leaves quickly covered up the spot
A rose grew right through my heart
A man and a wildflower
And no telling us apart

Willow tree. Remember me. Remember me. Weep for me. Willow tree.

This is what they found: reading glasses, weekend pass, chocolate bar, harmonica, and a ribbon Martha gave me caked in mud

Now there’s nothing on the ground but a single rose that grows beside a willow tree, that covers me, that covers up the blood.

The world keeps turning
Seasons come and go
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
The blood-red petals show

Willow tree. Remember me. Remember me. Weep for me. Willow tree.

Iowa's Darlin'

Written By: Bob Bradshaw

Iowa’s darlin you’re something to be
Whatever is treasured, well, you’ve got the most
But Iowa’s darlin don’t see it that way
You’d like to strike out for the coast
Wipin’ the coffee shop countertop you can’t stop
Dreamin’ of movin on

Iowa girl, gonna take on the world
Iowa girl, gonna take on the world,
Go take on the world, Iowa girl

Iowa’s darlin you’re something to see
All the light from the prairie seems to flame in your eyes
But Iowa’s darlin’, you’d be on your way
Towards the promise of Western skies
You’ll wave down the greyhound cause this town’s
Too tiny for words

Send back your regards
From Sunset Boulevard

Iowa’s darlin you’d have to agree
That you serve up the coffee with a faraway gaze
Bein’ Iowa’s darlin just gets in the way
The boys all got questions and you count the days
Till you’re moving on going on you don’t belong here in
Iowa

Iowa girl, gonna take on the world
Iowa girl, gonna take on the world,
Go take on the world, Iowa girl

Iowa's Darlin'

Written By: Bob Bradshaw

Iowa’s darlin you’re something to be
Whatever is treasured, well, you’ve got the most
But Iowa’s darlin don’t see it that way
You’d like to strike out for the coast
Wipin’ the coffee shop countertop you can’t stop
Dreamin’ of movin on

Iowa girl, gonna take on the world
Iowa girl, gonna take on the world,
Go take on the world, Iowa girl

Iowa’s darlin you’re something to see
All the light from the prairie seems to flame in your eyes
But Iowa’s darlin’, you’d be on your way
Towards the promise of Western skies
You’ll wave down the greyhound cause this town’s
Too tiny for words

Send back your regards
From Sunset Boulevard

Iowa’s darlin you’d have to agree
That you serve up the coffee with a faraway gaze
Bein’ Iowa’s darlin just gets in the way
The boys all got questions and you count the days
Till you’re moving on going on you don’t belong here in
Iowa

Iowa girl, gonna take on the world
Iowa girl, gonna take on the world,
Go take on the world, Iowa girl

Iowa's Darlin'

Written By: Bob Bradshaw

Iowa’s darlin you’re something to be
Whatever is treasured, well, you’ve got the most
But Iowa’s darlin don’t see it that way
You’d like to strike out for the coast
Wipin’ the coffee shop countertop you can’t stop
Dreamin’ of movin on

Iowa girl, gonna take on the world
Iowa girl, gonna take on the world,
Go take on the world, Iowa girl

Iowa’s darlin you’re something to see
All the light from the prairie seems to flame in your eyes
But Iowa’s darlin’, you’d be on your way
Towards the promise of Western skies
You’ll wave down the greyhound cause this town’s
Too tiny for words

Send back your regards
From Sunset Boulevard

Iowa’s darlin you’d have to agree
That you serve up the coffee with a faraway gaze
Bein’ Iowa’s darlin just gets in the way
The boys all got questions and you count the days
Till you’re moving on going on you don’t belong here in
Iowa

Iowa girl, gonna take on the world
Iowa girl, gonna take on the world,
Go take on the world, Iowa girl