Lon Ephraim

Lon Ephraim

BandJazzSinger/Songwriter

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Lyrics

When The Seasons Change

Written By: Lon Ephraim


©2006

When the seasons change in the Smokies
I wish I could be there
To touch the red clay soil
Feel the wind blowin' through my hair
Just to see the speckled sunlight
Through a canopy of leaves
And walk the rocky hillside
'Neath the sourwood trees

I was a restless young man
Who left a quiet home
And turned his back on family
For the things they did not own
I went lookin' for the "good life"
Never knowin' what that means
And startin' my driftin' and fallin'
Like the October leaves

A hawk flyin' over a ridge
A fast-movin' stream and a broken bridge
Oh why did I ever leave the mountain?

I'm sittin' here in prison
For the choices that I made
It only took a minute
My hot temper and a blade
Now the only things I'll see changin'
Are the shadows on these walls
And the only walk I'll be takin'
is on the day Judgement calls

A hawk flyin' over a ridge
A fast-movin' stream and a broken bridge
Oh why did I ever leave the mountain?

A dog runnin' free through the woods
He drinks from the spring
How I wish I could
Oh why did I ever leave the mountain?

When the seasons change in the Smokies
I wish I could be there...

Hardly Ever

Written By: Lon Ephraim

©2006

(chorus)
Not never but hardly ever, am I a rascal and a rogue
Not never but hardly ever, would I leave you all alone
It's just when the highway calls me,
you know I've got to go
Not never but hardly ever, am I a rascal and a rogue

Darlin' you can count on me nearly all the time
Ask all my old sweathearts, I'm almost always fine
I'm a pillar you can lean on till adventure speaks my name
Then no matter how I care for you, it'll always be the same

(chorus)

Now, I may put down roots some day,
never leave your side
Until then then look to me for love you'll be lookin' far and wide
I could swear I'm gonna stay here but there's no way to be sure
So you better hide my walkin' shoes and double lock that door

(chorus)

Here's to roads not yet taken and sunsets to be seen
To stories made for sharin' and songs to learn and sing
To the promise of tomorrow and vistas without end
To all those left behind me and to what lies round the bend

(chorus)
Not never but hardly ever, am I a rascal and a rogue

Heartache's A Waltz

Written By: Lon Ephraim

©2006

chorus:
If love is a dance, heartache's a waltz
For every four steps together, one is lost
We can't go on pretending everything's fine
Living our lives in thre-quarter time

When lovers first meet, there's a fragile ballet
Thoughtful but awkward each step of the way
'Til at some later date, you anticipate
As into the future you glide

(chorus)

Soon the years set a rhythm while circles you trace
With the same old routine or moments of grace
Though you haven't changed partners,
partners have changed
Some hod fast, some turn away

Now once again, I lead with my heart
I can't tell where we're going, yet I know it's apart
The way that you touch me, the look on your face
Say you long for anothers embrace"

chorus:
If love is a dance, heartache's a waltz
For every four steps together, one is lost
We can't go on pretending everything's fine
Living our lives in thre-quarter time

Now each time I hold you feels more and more false
And if love is a dance, heatache,
Heartache's a waltz