Larry Latour

Larry Latour

BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

Singer/Songwriter folk/rock with a touch of blues, jazz, and country.

Other Info

Cover band: 
No

Lyrics

Mr. Baseball

Written By: Larry Latour

(Mr. Baseball lyrics)

Listen to my tragedy
This story I’ll unfold
About a poor man barred from the life he loves
And up the river sold

Now I’ve wandered this old world of mine
I’ve suffered toil and strife
‘Cause when I bet on baseball
They sentenced me to life

(Chorus)
But I’m not just gonna take it
Not I’m not
I’m not just gonna take it
Left to rot
I’m not just gonna to take it
Cryin’ in my beer
Gonna whine, cry
Until I die
(And piss and moan!)
To everybody near

Oh let me in Mr. Baseball
Let me in
Oh let me in Mr. Baseball
I won’t sin again
You know that Shoeless Joe bet his team would lose
I bet my team would win
Oh let me in Mr. Baseball
Let me in

You know
Hockey game is very fast
Basketball’s the same
Football is so passionate
But baseball it’s so lame
You wait and wait and wait and wait your turn
For a little piece of fame
You need something to do between the pitches

You know
Pitcher shakes off the catcher’s sign
Shakes him off again
You find your mind a wanderin’
To what’s hot in the Big Ten
You take Ohio State with 15 points
Now that’s the game for men
Oh it hurts so bad
You know it itches

(Chorus)

You know
Everybody loves me
Everybody does
Everybody wants me back
I’m the best there ever was
You know the people they all say so
You don’t believe it
Yes they do
I’ll bet you 10-1
Put your money where your mouth is

(Chorus)

Love Is What We Need

Written By: Leslie Latour and Larry Latour

(Love Is What We Need)

Somewhere silent baby sleeps
Shepherds tending flocks of sheep
All is new from up above
All they need is love

Baby grown into a man
Tries to teach us what he can
Lessons learned from up above
All you need is love

I remember what you said
Heal the sick and raise the dead
Simply an example of
How to live that love

(chorus)
Will we let the darkness reign?
Let the message die in vain?
Can we each plant just one seed?
Love is what we need

Year by year we lose our hold
On what that son of man had told us
Buried deep, we lose our souls
Love is growing cold

Down here we see scary things
Violence reigns and war is king
Children die, the wounded bleed
Love is what we need

I remember what you said
Heal the sick and raise the dead
Simply an example of
How to live that love

(chorus)
Will we let the darkness reign?
Let the message die in vain?
Can we each plant just one seed?
Love is what we need

Time to think of silent nights
Northern Star is burning bright
Baby sent from up above
All we need is love

(chorus)
Will we let the darkness reign?
Let the message die in vain?
Can we each plant just one seed?
Love is what we need (2x)

Tuna Fish On Rye

Written By: Leslie Latour and Larry Latour

(Tuna Fish On Rye)

It’s strong and bitter coffee
Tuna Fish on Rye
I just can’t get my strength up
To look them in the eye

They sit around here waitin’
I know it won’t be long
I wonder now whose face I’ll miss
When I realize he’s gone

I haven’t always been this distant
I haven’t always been shut down
But the sounds of guns and hellfire
Are rampant in this makeshift town

The water’s always cold here
And they tell me “try to smile”
While across the fences
War is edging closer all the while

And my hands are trained as saviors
While my mind is disappearing
And the hum of flying metal graves
As death continues nearing

So we dance as if we’re mannequins
To keep us occupied
And then I make them bitter coffee
Tuna Fish on Rye

He comes to me upon a pallet
As I try to make some sense
So I focus on the canvas, green
Not blood and boots and buttons

Keep the screams shut in
Expression flat
There’s nothing I can do or say today
There’ll always be another

So I try to even spare enough
To tell them it’s ok
Your death will stand for something real
You’ve made us proud today

And inside I seethe and grit my teeth
To watch such useless carnage
And I go and make the coffee
And the Tuna Fish on Rye

Friends Like We

Written By: Leslie Latour and Larry Latour

(Friends Like We)

Neither here
never there
we can be most anywhere.
without our friends to help us out,
we'd blunder asunder & babble about.
we'd take wrong turns
we'd lose our way.
we'd wander off like an old sad stray.
so lucky are you & lucky are me
that both of us have friends like we!

(chorus)
La La La La
La La La La
La La La La
La La La

me and you
you and me
friends like us forever be
we make us smile
we dry our tears
holding each other throughout all our years
could be we laugh
could be we cry
no time to stop and to wonder why
so lucky are you & lucky are me
that both of us have friends like we!

so lucky are you & lucky are me
that both of us have friends like we!

(chorus 2x)

I'll Be With You Soon

Written By: Leslie Latour and Larry Latour

(I’ll Be With You Soon)

You've been ridin like a cowboy ever since you were a child
I'd be watchin cross the fences and you scared me
but I just smiled
We’d be ridin from dusk to dawn
Singin some silly country song
Then I'd tell you it's gettin dark, you better get back home

On the day you turned 16 you got a stallion that you had to break
As I watched him get the best of you
I thought I'd taken all that I could take
Then you calmed him with your smile
Till you rode him in your classy style
And as I watched you ride away
I knew you had my heart

(First Chorus)
I know that you will always come back home
So I'll look for your smile in the half-light of the Moon
I know you'd never leave me here alone
All I know is I'll be with you soon

Well it's more than 50 years ago we took the trail of Man and Wife
And I could never count the blessings I've been given with you in my life
But then your ride became too rough
And we knew that you had had enough
And you said I'll just ride on up ahead now
And I love you
And I'll meet you back home....

(Second Chorus)
Everyone is gone, they've left me here alone,
But I still look for your smile in the half-light of the moon
They keep on sayin you've only just gone home
All I know is I'll be with you soon

All I know is I'll be with you soon