Michael Novack

Michael Novack

BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

My songs are simple - Acoustic guitar and a voice. Unique lyrics, simple melody, harmony and a musical hook. Sometimes I use a rythm section, maybe some interesting instrument acompanyment to get the songs vibe across.

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Lyrics

Guilty By and By

Written By: Michael Novack

VERSE:
There’s a lady
Cross the water
Calls out my name
She’s broken and lonely
And I am to blame
I stand in judgment
Drunken with shame
Guilty by and by

REFRAIN:
She has the face of angel
Her eyes shine like the
4th of July

VERSE:
I’m a hustler and a liar
One in the same
Spent my whole life
Chasing the game
All that I covet
Ill-gotten in vain
Guilty by and by

REFRAIN / BRIDGE:
She has the face of an angel
A heart pure as the white driven snow
I’m just a stone dark
Cold as a dark winters night

REFRAIN:
She has the face of an angel
Lips sweet as a strawberry pie

VERSE:
I’ve cast off my demons
I now see the light
Crossing the ocean
To make things alright
I’ll stand in judgment
Mercy I cry
Guilty by and by
I’ll stand in judgment
Tears in my eyes
Guilty by and by

Shame

Written By: The DirtBros: Michael Novack, Christopher Harwood, Michael Smith, Jerry taylor

I don't need the moon
I don't need the sun in the sky
i don't need the stars at night
to find my way
all i need is the love I've seen in your eyes
gives the morning sun a reason to rise
that's all changed
since you’ve gone away
ain't it a shame

Ain't it a shame
that's what i say
when i feel blue
like right now
when you walk out that door
leaving me cold
on the killing floor
i play the game
and your love was a rush
baby to you it never seems to be enough
ain't that a shame
that's what i say
now that you’ve gone away

every other day
i watch my dreams slip away
every other night
i cry myself to sleep
in my heart of hearts
i know that you’re gone
baby tell me where our love went wrong
its just the way its got to be...
ain't it a shame
that's what i say
now that you’ve gone away

Long Way Down

Written By: The DirtBros: Michael Novack, Christopher Harwood, Michael Smith, Jerry taylor

if you close your eyes
if you close them well
up here on the wire
you cant even tell
man... its a long way down

...when you’re on the top

its a long way down
right from where i stand
if i start to fall
will you lend a hand
man... its a long way down

i can see real far
sure do like the view
nothing in the way
you might feel better
if you climb the ladder
look at things
from up here

if i loose my step
when I'm way up top
i don't mind the fall
its the sudden stop
oh... its a long way down

...when you’re on the top

Long Shot

Written By: Michael Novack

Never thought myself a gambling man
I’ve tried it once or twice
See I’ve got myself a winning hand
Think I’ll roll the dice

Spin the wheel around
Put it on the line
I’m gonna win this time

Short ride
On a long shot
Sure bet
It’ true
Let it all ride
On the long shot
No way
I can loose

There’s a chance or two I’ve taken
Can’t say I’ve never tried
Though she never hangs around with me
Lady luck is on my side

Spin the wheel around
Put it on the line
I’m gonna win this time

Short ride
On a long shot
Sure bet
It’ true
Let it all ride
On the long shot
No way
I can loose

Don’t think the odds are in my favor
I’m not going to fold
I will be in the chips
Cashing in
All the bookies say
I’m as good as gold

Short ride
On a long shot
Sure bet
It’ true
Let it all ride
On the long shot
No way
I can loose