Christopher Morford

Christopher Morford

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Songwriter, multi-instrumentalist. Blending many different styles and influences into a synthesis of acoustic-electronic music with introspective lyrics.

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Lyrics

Cuz My Horse Needs The Water

Written By: Christopher Morford

‘Cuz My Horse Needs the Water

I’m only Cryin because my horse needs the water,
It’s got nothing to do with the Trail Boss’s daughter
Or the fact that she gave back the ring that I bought her
I’m only cryin cuz my horse needs the water

I’m only kickin myself, to break in these old boots
She’s forsaken a good man for a snake in a suit
She traded true love for money, now ain’t that a hoot?
But I’m only kickin myself to break in these new boots

Bridge:

I’ve cried a bucketful of tears, and even though
It’s salty and bitter, my horse is grateful I know
Cause we’ve been out in this desert and ridin the plain
And we ain’t seen no creeks rivers or rain
No we ain’t seen no creeks, rivers or rain

My doctor says whiskey will cure me of fevers
I ain’t had one yet, so I’m a believer
I’ve been drunk since she married that forked tongue deceiver
But I’m only drinkin in case I come down with a fever

I’m all alone cuz I love my own company
I could have any woman, as long as she’d have me
But I’m a friend to myself like no woman can be
I’m all alone cuz I love my own company

Someday I’ll go back and do what I oughta,
But today I’m cryin cause my horse needs the water

Daddy's Lil Girl (And her Smith & Wessons)

Written By: Christopher Morford

Daddy’s Little Girl (And her Smith & Wesson)
The Ballad of Anna Lee

Verse I

Anna Lee’s Daddy was a Green Beret
Gave her two pistols on her 10th birthday
In a little while she could shoot the smile
Off a jackrabbit runnin from a ¼ mile
She’s a quick-draw feared by boys and squirrels
But little Anna Lee was a lonely girl

Chorus I

Her Daddy taught her to fight
He taught her how to shoot
How to curse
And where to put her boot
To bring any man down who ever thought about messin
With Daddy’s Little Girl and her Smith & Wesson

Verse II

Anna turned 18 and she never been kissed
Something ‘bout those sidearms on her hips
She walked with a swagger and a dare in her eyes
Lookin for a man to cut down to size
But she was a beauty so I took my chance
And I asked Anna Lee to the High School dance

I picked her up at 6 and I met her Paw
He said “Come here Son, I’m gonna lay down the law..”
But Anna said “Daddy, don’t you worry none”
You know I never leave home without my guns”
So we danced to the fiddles and I moved in quick
I kissed Anna Lee and heard her trigger click

Chorus II

Her Daddy taught her how to fight
He taught her how to shoot
How to swing an axe
And where to put her boot
To teach any man a hard lesson bout messin
With Daddy’s Little Girl and her Smith & Wesson

Verse III

With her barrel in my side she said “Boy, let’s drive!”
I made it home the next morning glad to be alive
Daddy saw my truck was shot full of holes
He said “Sorry son, guess that’s the way love goes”
I smiled and said “Daddy I sure hope you’re right”
“Cuz I’m takin Anna Lee out again tonight!”

Chorus III

Her Daddy taught her to shoot
And he taught her how to fight
But I taught her bout lovin on that Friday night
We all did a little dancing and a little undressin…
Just me and Anna Lee and Smith and Wessin

Nashville, TN

Written By: Christopher Morford

Nashville , TN.

I kinda stumbled into the bar
I wasn’t drunk, just tired
I look the bar-keep in the eye
Said “Set up 2 shots of rye,
One for you and the guy who’s just been fired”
No, don’t feel sorry, I still got my dreams
Some day you’ll hear ‘em on that ‘ol jukebox
I know I ain’t nobody yet
But I can sing and you can bet
I ain’t ever gonna punch another clock

That’s why I’m goin down to Nashville
Nashville Tennesse
If there ain’t no room for me there
Then there ain’t no room in this mean ‘ol world for me
Tell all my friends I’ve gone to Nashville
Fame and Fortune growing like a coconut on a tree
And when you hear a song about Nashville
Won’t you have a drink on me

I paid my dues on that production line
Down at the GM factory
If it weren’t so sad it might be funny
I sure made someone lots of money
You can bet your ass it wasn’t me!

I know my songs ain’t on the radio
But they’re screamin like a guitar in my ears
Spinnin like a Leslie through all these years
Walkin like a Bass through my heart

One day I stumbled back to that bar
I wasn’t tired, just drunk
I guess I partied a bit too hard
But life is like a game of cards
And I just got kissed by lady luck

So I walked on over to the corner
Found my name on that ‘ol jukebox
And some dudes from Seattle
All hat and no cattle
Said “Cut the twang, let’s hear some rock!!”

I said “Sorry Hoss”

But you’re gonna hear a song about Nashville
Round here we only listen to Country
If you don’t like what I play
Well no one asked you anyway
And all these Cowboys and girls might disagree
See, I wrote a little song about Nashville
And I just bought this bar,
So have a seat with all the wanna-be’s
I’m gonna play a song about Nashville
And by the way, the drinks are on me!

Shenandoah

Written By: Christopher Morford

Shenandoah

Oh, sweet Shenandoah
Did you mark your way?
You know in your heart
You’ll get lost someday
Yeah lost in his smile
And lost in his eyes
But he’s lost in a bottle
While your baby cries

And you thought love was next to paradise, no compromise
You’d have no reason to cry
And now you find you’re in the thick of it, you’re sick of it
Afraid to live your life alone so you believe the lies
You cover up inside
And he’s glad love is blind

You said “Don’t tell my Father”
But he’s worried I know
And I found his daughter
Where the black river flows
Yeah shaking in starlight
And like a willow, she
Bowed her head to the water and said
“Someone, set me free!”

And you thought love was next to paradise, well dry your eyes
You’ve got your license to fly
But then you crawl back to the thick of it, I’m sick of it
And I’m tortured by the endless crying on the phone each night
You say you want to die
But I’m glad you’re alive

Oh sweet Shenandoah….did you mark your way?

Something More Than Love

Written By: Christopher Morford

Something More Than Love

Verse I

I’ve been turned around, upside-down
By a lady
All I ever need,
I found it in her eyes
I love her like crazy

Bridge

Some people wanna tear us down
They’ve loved and lost and now
They can’t remember how
True love is s’posed to feel

Chorus

They’ll tell ya love’s a hard ride
Swimming against the tide
A one-way ticket to the lonely side
A trail too rough for your 4 wheel drive
Nothing but cheating and lying and crying
They say that’s love but I don’t understand
That’s not what I feel when I hold her hand
I guess they got the turkeys and I got the Dove
We got what they’ve been dreaming of
Baby we got more…
Something more than love

Verse II

Girl, we’ve come so far, and here we are
In each other’s arms
And when life beats me down
You pick me up somehow
She loves me like crazy

Bridge
Chorus
Solo

I’ve been turned around, upside down……….by a lady

I Don't Need a Reason

Written By: Christopher Morford

I Don’t Need a Reason

Verse I

I don’t need a reason
I just need a way
To break through the surface
And find you again

Chorus I

You were lost in the thunder
I tried to hold on
Is leaving so easy
If you don’t say goodbye?

Verse II

I’ve been running in circles
I’ve been climbing the walls
I reach out for shadows
They’re no comfort at all

Verse III

And the night never answers
When I call to the stars
They’re keeping you’re secrets
Wherever you are

Chorus II

You were lost in the thunder
I’m still holding on
I feel like a fool now
But I can’t let you go

Chorus III

You were lost in the thunder
I’m still waiting for you
I suddenly feel you
Like the sun on my face

I don’t need a reason
I just need a way
To break through the surface
And find you again

Discography

Fire Sign - Original Songs
Enterprise Mission (With Nick Skouras) - Soundtrack
Lana's Rain - Soundtrack
Book of Swords - Soundtrack
Drive - By - Soundtrack

Set List

Songwriter only, not a performer.