Leo J

Leo J

BandFolkCountry

Woody Allen meets Woody Guthrie

Country Jazz
Rowdy Folk
Dirty Jokes

Other Info

Cover band: 
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Lyrics

Sunday Caller

Written By: Leo J

With a hundred dollars
I come a'lookin for you
with a whoop and a holler
with my good times crew

I won't ask for your hand dear
or for you to be true
I'm your Sunday caller
be my Emmylou

Tack your stash to the waypost
and keep your ear to the line
I'll make my way to the East Coast
but I'll take my time

I won't ask you for nothin'
Just a wish and a rhyme
I'll be your rainbow
Be my Caroline

Chorus

The road calls my number
and you always call my bluff
Oh, won't our love
and the rain that falls
be enough, be enough

Your pa never wakes up
that phone never rings
and you'll never make love
without a diamond ring

I got work for tomorrow
and a pack to sling
If you be my songdove
I will always sing

Chorus

Took a hundred hours
from Abilene
to a breath from the border
of south Tennessee

I won't ask for your hand dear
or for you to come clean
I'm your Sunday caller
won't you be my queen

Won't you be my queen.

Ragtime Tramp

Written By: Leo J

All these lines on my forehea and lines on the road
The chalk-toned steeples with my jeans unsewed
These windowsills and
I still can't be bothered

That huckleberry lawyer up from Tennessee
with a stitched-up leg wants to see me bleed
He wants you dead, I said
I can't be bothered

You're a ragtime tramp with a lipstick grin
You ate my pride and spilled my gin
You spit and rant and
I just can't be bothered

But I'll meet you at dawn at the sycamore bridge
if you swear to skip town with all your kin
in a haunted boat cuz
I just won't be bothered

I'll sing you a curse from atop my stairs
with a slide trombone and a ratty snare
and a microphone that knows
I can't be bothered

Let me know sing you a curse...

Wildflower Tea

Written By: Leo J

I've known some people in my travels
that showed me what it is to live
I've known some givers and losers
and a comeback kid

I met an old woman in the woodlands
with her gentleman
She put her right hand 'round my shoulder
and i followed them

She said:
We've got so much love to give
we cannot keep it in
we have so much love to give
we cannot keep it in

At the edge of a clearing stands their cabin
just a bedroom and a door
an old copper kettle and a woodstove
on the creaky wooden floor

She brings her pail down to the creekside
while he splits the wood
They watch the fireflies through the white pines
like any lovers would

Cuz they've got so much love to give
they cannot keep it in
They have so much love to give
They cannot
Keep it in

Sittin' on porch swings in the mornin'
listenin' to the wind
they watch the deer pass through the witch grass
while the day begins

They live on nothing
They live on nothing
They live on nothing but light and love
and wildflower tea

Whoa, that could be
You and me

These days I'm squintin' at the daylight
I shiver from the night
I put my left shoe on my right food
nothin' adds up right

But I've got so much love to give
I cannot keep it in
I have so much love to give
I cannot...

I never noticed the way you glow
until the lights were low
I never noticed the way you glow
until the lights were low