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The Historical Conquests Of Josh Ritter, Josh Ritter
The Historical Conquests Of Josh Ritter
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Release date:

2007

 
Duration: 42:53  
Size, Mb: 62,24  
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Price for album: ą1.12 (discount 20%)  

 
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1
To The Dogs Or Whoever Lyrics
Deep in the belly of a whale I found her
Down with the deep blue jail around her
Running her hands through the ribs of the dark
Florence and Calamity and Joan of Arc

I love the way she looks in her underwear
I lose my page then the plot then the book then I swear
She makes the most of her time by loving me plenty
She knows there'll come a day when we won't be getting any

The stain of the sepia the butcher Crimea
Through the wreck of the brass band I thought I could see her
In a cakewalk she came through the dead and the lame
Just a little bird floating in a hurricane

I was flat on my back with my feet in the thorns
I was in between the apples and the chloroform
She came to me often I was sure I was dying
It was always hard to tell if she was laughing or crying

I thought I heard somebody calling
In the dark I thought I heard somebody call
Joan never cared about the inbtweens
Combed her hair with a blade did the Maid of Orleans
Said Christ walked on water we can wade through the war
You don't need to tell me who the fire is for

Oh, bring me the love that can sweeten a sword
A boat that can love the rocks or the shore
The love of the iceberg reaching out for the wreck
Can you love me like the crosses love the nape of neck?

Was it Casey Jones or Casey at the Bat?
Who died out of pride and got famous for that
Killed by a swerve laid low by the curve
Do you ever think they ever thought they got what they deserved?

Pity the bullet and pity the man
Who both find their place in the same sad plan
Who both are like the barrel going over the falls
Crying all the way down I never asked to be involved

I thought I heard somebody calling
In the dark I thought I heard somebody call

General George began the day by taking pink little pills
Sent his men to the top of some hell of a hill
Through the whisper of the trees came artillery breeze
He said, "I love the way the wind comes tickling my knees."

Jane shot the apple right between the eyes
I was thinking of her when you came outside
Lemonade on your breath sun in your hair
Did I mention how I love you in your underwear?

Deep in the belly of a whale I found her
Down with the deep blue jail around her
Running her hands through the ribs of the dark
Florence and Calamity and Joan of Arc

I thought I heard somebody calling
In the dark I thought I heard somebody call
03:02 232 5,05 ą0.10
2
Mind's Eye Lyrics 02:53 231 4,76 ą0.10
3
Right Moves Lyrics
All of a sudden now you're back again -
I thought you were happy with whoever?
or did you dream about me now and then?
Did you look up at the stars and feel something for the constellations?
All those lovers ( ? ) round their ( ? ), swings and arrows, dogs and lions separating touch from touch, the comedy of distance, the tragedy of separation.

Am I making all the right moves?
Am I singing you the right blues?
Is there a time when I can call you, just to see how you are doing?

I said how is it that you come back to me? You don't need the stories of my scars or in the stars to tell you nothings free. I traded all the innocence I ever had for hesitation. I said won't you tell me where you've been? You put a finger to my lips and then you kiss me once and once again. The crickets all lept up and met the moon with a standing ovation.

Am I making all the right moves?
Am I singing you the right blues?
Is there a time when I can call you, just to see how you are doing?

I heard the night was picking up this song, you threw your hair back and you sang along. And I realised...
03:44 209 5,59 ą0.10
4
The Temptation Of Adam Lyrics
"If this was the cold war we could keep each other warm," I said
On the first occasion that I met Marie
We were crawling through the hatch that was
The missle silo door
And I don't think that she really thought that much of me
I never had to learn to love her
Like I learned to love the bomb
She just came along and started to ignore me
But as we waited for the big one
I started singing her my songs
And I think she started feeling something for me

We passed the time with crosswords
That she thought to bring inside
"What five letters spell apacolypse?" she asked me
I wandered over saying WWIII
She smiled and we both knew that she misjudged me
Oh Marie it was so easy to fall in love with you
It felt almost like a home of sorts or something
And you would keep the warhead missle silo good as new
And I'd watch you with my thumb above the button

Then one night you found me in my army issue cott
You told me of your flash of inspiration
You said "Fusion was the broken heart that's lonely's only thought"
And all night long you drove me wild with your equations
Oh Marie do you remember all the time we used to take
We'd make our love then ramsack the rations
I think of you leaving now in the avalanche cascades
My eyes get washed away in chain reactions

Oh Marie if you would stay we could stick pins in the map
Of all the places you thought that love would be found
But I would only need one pin to show where my love is at
In a top secret location 300 feet under the ground

We could hold each other close
We'd stay up every night
Look up into the dark and pretend it's the night sky
Pretend this giant missle is a old oak tree instead
And I'd carve your name in hearts into the warhead
Oh Marie something tells me things just won't
Work out above
That our love would live a half-life on the surface
So at night while you are sleeping
I hold you closer just because
As our time grows short I grow a little nervous

So I think about the big one
WWIII
Would we ever really care the world had ended?
You could hold me here forever
Like you're holding me tonight
I think about that big red button and I'm tempted
04:13 152 4,55 ą0.10
5
Open Doors Lyrics
I thought I heard you pulling up outside
It's just the wind whispering through the pines
I haven't seen who I'm looking for
Just empty shadows in my open door

The empty closet where you hung your clothes
The empty hooks where you hung your coat
The cellar steps or the kitchen floor
They don't catch shadows like an open door

Do open windows keep the rain away?
Do open eyes keep the ghosts at bay?
I thought an open door would bring you in
Now I guess I'm gonna have to guess again

I find myself hoping for a storm
Each silver lining is a crown of thorns
I find myself hoping for the rain
You don't see shadows on a cloud day

Go to the corner where the ghosts hang out
They'll all agree with what I'm talking about
I'd haunt your halls and walk through the walls
Before they'd ever set food in an open door

Do open windows keep the rain away?
Do open eyes keep the ghosts at bay?
I thought an open door would bring you in
Now I guess I'm gonna have to guess again

I'm saving nickels and I'm saving dimes
I'm gonna kiss you where the sun don't shine
And all those shadows gonna kiss them too
Just as long as they come in with you

Do open windows keep the rain away?
Do open eyes keep the ghosts at bay?
I thought an open door would bring you in
Now I guess I'm gonna have to guess again
02:36 207 3,85 ą0.10
6
Rumors Lyrics
Serenade me with rocks, love
No lullabies through the locks, love
I lock myself in with the band
But the music's never loud enough

Decibels in the belfry
Hey what the hell if it helps me
I put a whip to the kick drum
But the music's never loud enough

So you're gonna have to show me
How that dance is done
The one where somebody leads someone

My orchestra is gigantic
This thing could sink the Titanic
And the string section screaming like horses in a barn, burnin' up

He plays pianos with fistfuls
Of broken Belvedere crystal
But he can't seem to forget you
And the music's never loud enough

So you're gonna have to show me
How that dance is done
The one where somebody leads someone

He's impaling the front row
Fighting fire with arrows
And he'll act like he forgot you
But the music's never loud enough

So you're gonna have to show me
How that dance is done
The one where somebody leads someone
03:31 218 5,47 ą0.10
7
Edge Of The World Lyrics 01:41 192 2,32 ą0.10
8
Wait For Love Lyrics
Ahh, Wait for love
Ahh, wait for love
Wait for love, wait for love, wait for love
Wait for love, wait for love

Ahh, got someone
On my mind
And she donít make me weep the way you do
Time, oh she holds me all the time
And she donít make me wait the way you do

Wait for love, wait for love
Sometimes babe we all have to wait for love
Wait for love, wait for love
Sometimes babe we all have to wait for love

Ahh, got someone
On my mind
And she holds me pretty much the way you do
Time, oh she holds me all the time
And she donít make me weep the way you do

Wait for love, wait for love
Sometimes babe we all have to wait for love
Wait for love, wait for love
Sometimes babe we all have to wait for love
03:46 188 5,08 ą0.10
9
Real Long Distance Lyrics
Youíre a real mean mama but you got a lotta time for me
And I know they ainít coming to find your kind of love for free
Itís a drag and a sigh and thatís not all
Itís this real long distance, itís the real long distance call

Telephone ringing mama please donít you leave it alone
Donít leave no breaks in the line, itís the only thing thatís tied to the home
Itís a drag and a sigh and thatís not all
Itís this real long distance, itís the real long distance call

Itís a drag and a sigh and thatís not all
Call him real long distance, itís the real long distance call
This is real long distance, itís a real long distance call
Calling real long distance, itís a real long distance call
Calling real long distance, itís a real long distance call
02:43 236 4,57 ą0.10
10
Next To The Last Romantic Lyrics
He's riding the plains living up to his name
As the next to the last true romantic
He knows that his story is tragic
But he can't rest until he's next to you

All the girls know his fame
Men curse his name
And they talk about him like he's magic
But he's the next to the last true romantic
And he can't rest until he's next to you

He's stolen hearts like they're horses
And horses when hearts can't be found
He keeps riding from one horse to one horse to one horse towns
That gets him down

He knows he's a fool to get caught up with you
But he's the next to the last true romantic
And he can't let go of love once he's had it
And he can't rest until he's next to you

There's always whiskey and women and women and whiskey around
And he can't tell which is worse:
To be dying of thirst or to drown
That gets him down

So he smiles through the pain he pinch Estelle, dance with Jane
Sometimes even he don't know how he stands it
But he's the next to the last true romantic
And he can't rest until he's next to you
He can't rest until he's next to you
02:50 214 4,31 ą0.10
11
Moons Lyrics
There are planets you don't know
And there are moons that you don't see
Invisibles between the rings of Mars and Mercury
The harbours that they built for the ships to set me free
And sometimes when its all too much
I know they'll come for me
Come for me
00:51 177 1,08 ą0.10
12
Still Beating Lyrics
Still Beating

I know the dog days
Of the summer
Have you ten to
One outnumbered

Seems like everybody up and left and theyíre not coming back
The shadow that youíre standing onís here still sometimes, thatís all that you can ask

And you heartís still beating

Youíre not the fastest
Draw in town now
How many times
You been shut down now

Seems like everybody else could see the things you never did
If you could yourself youíd probably never made it through the things you did

And your heartís still beating
Yeah

I know the dog days
Of the summer
Have you to ten to
One outnumbered

Seems like everybody else got trouble sneaking up behind
You're left, you're half dead in the street but that just means youíre half alive

And your heartís still beating
Still beating, still beating
Still beating, still beating
Still beating, still beating
And your heartís still beating
Yeah
03:50 182 4,97 ą0.10
13
Empty Hearts Lyrics
save all of your light for those
who can't sleep at night
and they can't even sing to their shadows
they ride into town
and they throw the shots down
and they save the last round for the windows
singing

don't let me into this year with an empty heart, with an empty heart

i'm inside with my friends
we build fires and pretend
that the night could just bend on forever
while outside in the frost
are the wolves and the lost
and we sing to the dogs or whoever

don't let me into this year with an empty heart, with an empty heart

there's a friend that I have
and for her I'll go back
you see all these empties that I'm holding
they're too much for a man
empty arms, empty hands
and she'll know me by the sound of my hoping

don't let me into this year with an empty heart, with an empty heart
04:41 206 6,85 ą0.10
14
Wait For Love (You Know You Will) Lyrics 02:37 202 3,79 ą0.10