Will McCandless

Will McCandless

 San Francisco, California, USA
BandFolk

Inspired by the tradition of American song-crafting that relies heavily on our day-to-day experiences and on what is happening in the world around us. Music that, in the great folk tradition, marks a time and a place.

Other Info

Cover band: 
No

Lyrics

Hummingbird

Written By: Will McCandless

There was a hummingbird outside
my window this morning
nipping at the feed
Singing her falsetto song
soft, soft along
singing her song to me
She waits then she asks again
can I come on, can I come in
and then go away when I need
I said that was fine
she drank up my wine
and then in the morning she leaves

CHORUS:
And she knows the stories
of all the saints
even those of yesterday
And she's got my attention
as I set there and listen
to every song
that she sings

Some other mornings
I dance in her garden
with her high above in the tree
She's looking once and then again
I look up and catch a grin
but she never sees me
I've learned about enough to know
the way sometimes, Lord it goes
she'll come and then go away
Here comes the wind
and she's off again
but sometimes I wish she would stay

REPEAT CHORUS

BRIDGE:
And I
rest my
weary eyes
I rest myself
right beside

And I
rest my
weary eyes
I rest myself
right beside
(her lullaby)

Sometimes at night
push my bed against the window
and lay staring at the moon
Wondering where she might be
she coming back 'round to me
Christopher bring her home soon

REPEAT CHORUS

Hey There Mama

Written By: Will McCandless

Hey there Mama
the most beautiful woman in the world
Hey there Mama
you're my girl

I can see you on a summer day
running down the blacktop to the Chevrolet
just another day at the beach in L.A.
It's hotter than sin, roll all the windows down
sometimes I think I love this town
just another day at the beach in L.A.

And hey there Mama
the most beautiful woman in the world
Hey there Mama
you're my girl

Brothers throwing football in the sand
you're holding onto your boyfriend's hand
these days they ain't ever gonna end
The city of yours is the city of angels
it's never seen an angel like you
Mama, you're the only thing that's true

Hey there Mama
the most beautiful woman in the world
Hey there Mama
you're my girl

Out here in the land of the sunset
the ocean kisses the sun
and we huddle close 'round the fire when the day is done

Out here in the land of the sunset
the ocean kisses the sun
and we huddle close 'round the fire when the day is done

And we huddle close 'round the fire when the day is done

Old Blue

Written By: Will McCandless

This old Peterbilt's been good to me
She's got a million miles and runs like a dream
There'll be a million more before I let her go free
This old Peterbilt's been good to me

She's a 359 and I call her "Old Blue"
She deserves that name with all I put her through
Blowing through storms where she can't feel the road
Drop her down the divide but I won't shift her load

This old Peterbilt's been good to me
She's got a million miles and runs like a dream
There'll be a million more before I let her go free
This old Peterbilt's been good to me

My days of cooking the books is almost through
You can only run so much before it gets to you
I got four kids at home and I'm trying to raise them right
But it's hard to do when you ain't home every night

This old Peterbilt's been good to me
She's got a million miles and runs like a dream
There'll be a million more before I let her go free
This old Peterbilt's been good to me

Do you got a copy?
Lee are you back there?
I think I'm drifting
Do you got a copy?
Lee are you back there?
I think Old Blue is slipping
Gotta drop her down
The divide
To the middle of the road
If I don't make it back
Tell them I love them
Make sure that they know

I always kind of thought that I'd hit easy street
Save some cash, buy some rigs, start a company
Hey Mister Reagan, nothing's trickling on down
Times are tight all around

But this old Peterbilt's been good to me
She's got a million miles and runs like a dream
There'll be a million more before I let her go free
This old Peterbilt's been good to me

Do you got a copy?
Lee are you back there?
I think I'm a-drifting

Be There Tomorrow

Written By: Will McCandless

If I had some wheels
I'd be on the road
hundred miles behind me
thousands more to go

I'd be there tomorrow
I'd be there tomorrow
yes I would
I'd be there tomorrow
if I could

If I were a train engineer
I'd be on the rails
and I'd find the tracks
that bring me to your town

I'd be there tomorrow
I'd be there tomorrow
If I could
I'd be there tomorrow
yes I would