The Andy Rau Band

Americana music... an eclectic blend folk, rock and bluegrass from Southern California

Americana
an eclectic blend of folk, rock and bluegrass styles

LYRICS    Different Man
ALL SONGS WRITTEN BY ANDY RAU EXCEPT
"RAIN ON THE RAILS" WRITTEN BY DENNIS ROGER REED 
NEW TURQUOISE MUSIC MUSIC BMI
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED USED BY PERMISSION

DIFFERENT MAN
i'm a different man than i was
i'm a different man with a different point of view
i'm a different man because
i fell in love with you

it's a different way that i feel
it's a different dream that i hold on to
it's a different prayer when i kneel
since i fell in love with you

i was like a wheel
spinning through my life
never stopping to reveal
the emptiness insidebut i saw your face
and it made me whole
and i took my place
beside your soul

i'm a different man than i was
i'm a different man with a different point of view
i'm a different man because
i fell in love with you

i was like an anthem
for a country with no tears
i held myself for ransom
but no one knew i disappeared

but i saw your face
and it made me whole
and i took my place
beside your soul

i'm a different man than i was
i'm a different man with a different point of view
i'm a different man because
i fell in love with you

it's a different way that i feel
it's a different dream that i hold on to
it's a different prayer when i kneel
since i fell in love with you

 

SHE SAID SHE'D LOVE ME
she said she'd love me in the morning and the afternoon
she said she'd love me all night long
she said she'd love me forever if my heart has room
'cause that's where she belongs
and would i rock her in my arms

well love has let me down enough to know
there's not that much around
so i held her tight and when i did
you know it felt so right

she said she'd love me in the morning and the afternoon
she said she'd love me all night long
she said she'd love me forever if my heart has room
'cause that's where she belongs
and would i rock her in my arms

so i'll spend my life
right here in paradise
let the years roll on by
i won't look back and i'll tell you why

i'm going to love her in the morning and the afternoon
i'm going to love her all night long
i'm going to love her forever if her heart has room
''ause that's where i belong
and i'll rock her in my arms

 

JESSE
when jesse was a little boy
his daddy gave him a great big toy
he learned to shoot and he learned to run
he looked at life down the barrel of that gun
jesse better be careful you may hurt someone

that's what his momma cried
though it fell on deaf ears
she used to hold him tight
now she's shedding tears

well he grew up and he grew cold
he robbed the banks and the railroad
they put a price upon his head
from state to state the law he fled
jesse better be careful
you may wind up dead

that's what his momma cried
but he would not give in
she used to hold him tight
now she's leaving him

jesse you may be fast
jesse you may be brave
jesse don't turn your back
don't close your eyes when you pray

now the only grave she hope to find
was the one they'd dig for that 45
but she knew someday word would come
that jesse james was dead and gone
jesse better be careful
you may hurt someone

that's what his momma cried
that's what his momma cried



MY ANGEL
i've cried out to my angel
to come and rescue me
i feel like a survivor
alone and lost at sea

so come to me my angel
and take my weary hand
and we will walk together
into that promised land

my momma she has left me
my daddy he was right
when he sat me down to tell me
this life would be a fight

so come to me my angel
and take my weary hand
and we will walk together
into that promised land

so look into my eyes
and tell me what you see
a soul that's old and tired
it craves eternity

so come to me my angel
and take my weary hand
and we will walk together
into that promised land

 

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU
i've been pushed around far too long
to fall for your lying arm
you've been loving me
while your heart is running free

so i'm leaving you today
time has come to go my own way
you've been lying
girl you ain't even trying
and those phony tears you're crying
won't make me stay

believe me girl i've heard about your kind
you pick me up near the top then you drop the line
you take and then you take some more
just what kind of fool do you take me for

so i'm leaving you today
time has come to go my own way
you've been lying
girl you ain't even trying
and those phony tears you're crying
won't make me stay

so tell me what is love what does it mean to you
is it just a game that you run me through
i sweat and swear and fight and lose
while you calmly guide me right where you choose

so i'm leaving you today
time has come to go my own way
you've been lying
girl you ain't even trying
and those phony tears you're crying
won't make me stay

 

Rain On The Rails
Out here a mile west of nowhere
The train just stops once each day
So if you're headed south towards Ashland
I guess you best be on your way

Deep in my heart I was hoping
That you might change your mind and stay
Before that rail coach door slides open
And there's nothing left to say

Driving down here to the station
In the distance I saw rain
And I almost had myself believing
That it might wash away this pain

And as the rain drops start falling
The 8:05 drops off the mail
"All aboard" conductor's calling
Over the rain on the rails

So hold me close and kiss me darling
And tell me on lasy goodbye
On this platform it's still raining
But these are tears in my eyes

Only you could stop this aching
Before that whistle starts to wail
Is this the sound of my heart breaking
Or just the rain on the rails

 

CROSSROAD OF OUR LOVE
we've been happy from the start
we have loved each other true
but now we pull ourselves apart
yeah we tear ourselves in two

we're at the crossroad
we're at the crossroad
we're at the crossroad of our love
we're at the crossroad
were do the lost go
we're at the crossroad of our love

what has turned this life around
what has changed the path we lead
one day we're up one day we're down
one night we laugh one night we bleed

we're at the crossroad
we're at the crossroad
we're at the crossroad of our love
we're at the crossroad
were do the lost go
we're at the crossroad of our love

used to be we'd never fight
used to be i'd hold you tight
used to be we'd never cry
used to be we'd stay together 'til the day we die

used to be tomorrow bright
used to be a lovely sight
used to be we'd never cry
used to be we'd stay together 'til the day we die

now the light has turned to dark
now we drive instead of park
and as we turn our hearts away
it's hard to watch a love decay

we're at the crossroad
we're at the crossroad
we're at the crossroad of our love
we're at the crossroad
were do the lost go
we're at the crossroad of our love



MOONSHINE
night time
moonshine
wash away all that's happened to me
don't want to face
another trace
of the feelings that just passed through me

moonshine you're my only comfort
moonshine you're my only friend
moonshione you're the only one here
make's me feel good again

star shine
reminds
me that i am only human
i don't know
where i will go
only that my strength will be proven

moonshine you're my only comfort
moonshine you're my only friend
moonshine you're the only one here
make's me feel good again

 

WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT
you were once a lonely person
looking for that perfect someone
i was too
your loneliness was always working
over time to keep on hurting
mine was too

when you least expect it
that's when you're rescued
when you least expect it
that's when you're found
then you're resurrected
from the mess you
always thought would be around
now you feel we'll be together
living out our dreams forever
i do too

you once held you head in sorrow
because you felt that tomorrow
had no place for you
and with every step you took
you closed your eyes afraid to look
well i did too

when you least expect it
that's when you're rescued
when you least expect it
that's when you're found
then you're resurrected
from the mess you
always thought would be around
now you feel we'll be together
living out our dreams forever
i do too



I CAN SEE A DREAM
i can see a dream for you
i can see a dream for me too
i can see a dream for everybody
in our children

i can see there's hope for you
i can see there's hope for me too
i can see there's hope for everybody
in our children

when we gonna learn that we need each other to survive
when we gonna start to live together
i stepped out in the summer sun i looked up fro my fright
and saw our chance to make it better

i can see the truth you knew
i can see the truth i knew too
i can see the truth for everybody
in our children

all we have to do is stop and look into their eyes
and we'll see what we've been missing
we're all so caught up in out precious grown up lives
somehow we've all lost track of living

our children have a gift for you
our children have a gift for me too
our children have gifts for everybody
yes they do