Trouble in Mind

Trouble in Mind

 Fort Worth, Texas, USA
BandAmericanaFolk

Living in Fort Worth writing songs and playing in the darkest place I can find.

Biography

Bob Dylan, WILCO these days; Sam Cooke, Elliott Smith, Johnny Cash, Chris Johnson, ELVIS, Townes Van Zandt, Rolling Stones
www.trustthehours.com

Lyrics

FEMA Trailer

Written By: Michael Mayes

Got a FEMA Trailer
Ain't got no home
Daughter she down in Houston
Live with her Mom
Man oughta know better
Than to stay when it's gone
Gotta FEMA trailer
Can't call it home

This Renaissance Village
Is a shameful mess
Ain't nothing but gravel
And three miles of fence
Each day I get hassel
from the CSS
This Renaissance Village
Is a shameful mess

Walls thinner than cardboard
The wind howls through
They say's warmer in prison
My son knows it's true
That weren't no way to make money
But what could he do?
Walls thinner than cardboard
The wind howls through

Go back to New Orleans
but the rent's too high
so I'm stuck in this box breath
that formaldahyde
Easy here down in Baker
to lay down and die
Go back to New Orleans
but the rent's too high

I know I oughta be greatful
for roof and dry ground
but this bed is so lonesome
without you around
ain't no cover comfort
when you're sorrow bound
I know I oughta be greatful...

Got a FEMA trailer
10,000 more
Daughter she down in Houston
better off for sure
First time in my life I feel truly poor
Got a FEMA trailer
10,000 more

Fly Right Over/Song for John and Craig

Written By: Michael Mayes/John, Craig

--For John Kilzer and Craig Sweeden

She used to sit in the back
of the class room
She never raised her hand
Til one day she just went to the front of the room and pointed her finger at this man
She said "I wanna ride the Ferris Wheel,
I wanna ride that Cannon Ball
And with the wind in my hair blowing everywhere
I wanna ride outta here most of all."
"I was much further out that you thought," she said
"and not waving but drowning, you see,"
And these days it seems like angels
Just fly right over me

Now John says every story's one of "concience,"
they chased his clear 'cross the Fowler Farm
through the fields with the cotton and the combines
And the wasps in her daddy's bar
She said "I never meant to hurt him,
He must have fell down on his life,"
And you never know how much you've learned about women
'Til you've leaked out from a short- blade foldin' knife
Like feathers from a slashed pillow case,
They all floated downstairs in slow-motion glee
And these days it seems like angels
Just fly right over me

I know a guy thinks everything's borrowed, lies awake thinking he's just a fake
He keeps singing like somebody's listening
wondering just how long it's gonna take to shake
It's like when you're from a small town and they ask you
Where you're from it's just too much to explain
So you tell them the next closest city
Then feel guilty for saying the name
From the cars and the bars all the movie stars
Sending signals we just couldn't see
And these days it seems like those angels
Just fly right over me

Now the money's due but I'm not sure who's paying
As I take that last ditch pawn shop drive
They say in Texas I got a girl waiting
But she's not sure if I'm still alive
And there's some mariachi-sound coming from my engine
And this town's the last place she's gonna be
And these days it seems like those angels--I swear--
They fly right over me

Discography

Drop the Hammer
Miss You Mean
Something She Won't Talk About
Some Days
Evil Plus One
Fly Right Over/Song for John and Craig
Close Angola

Set List

Drop the Hammer
Something She Won't Talk About
Levenworth
FEMA Trailer
Something by the Rolling Stones
A bad cover of Elliott Smith
Some Days Are Bad Days
A WILCO cover
Close Angola
Song for John and Craig