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David Hutchins

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BIOGRAPHY

 

 

IT CUTS ME LIKE A KNIFE

You're going for the weekend, to spend time with other friends
Cause you know that I'll be busy, I've got business to attend
And even though I hear you say, you'd rather be with me
You're off where all those other guys, will buy your drinks for free.

I've got no right to feel this way or hold this jealous heart
God knows I've laid the ground rules, straight right from the start
I guess the trick has turned on me and the walls are closing in
I can feel the cold steel turning and the knife blade sticking in.

And it cuts me like a knife, when I think of you alone
It cuts me like a knife, when I find that you're not home
Or if I've tried to find you and I find that you're not there
And It cuts me like a knife if you don't care.

The time we spend together, isn't like it used to be
The distance placed between us girl I thought would make us free
But like two star crossed lovers, who'd rather sink than swim
My heart's been split right open and I feel like jumping in.

I've even tried to distance you, from all those things I feel
But then I think of holding on and dreaming that it's real
It's only then I realize, if you ever go away
You'll never know the story, you'll never hear me say.

And it cuts me like a knife, when I think of you alone
It cuts me like a knife, when I find that you're not home
Or if I've tried to find you and I find that you're not there
And it cuts me like a knife if you don't care.
It cuts me like a knife if you don't care
And it cuts me like a knife if you don't care.

 

    BACK ON THE ROAD AGAIN

I'm going away, I'm leaving today, I've given my all to you
And when I am done, I'll pack then I'll run, to another town down the way
I've tried to make the best of my time, playing all the songs that I know
But here I am, I'm back on the road again.

My first night in town I was feeling quite down, I guess I expected much more
The way I was billed, you'd think they'd be thrilled, to come and see me perform
Looks like I'll be working overtime, to bring those people around
And here I am, back on the road again, yes I'm here, back on the road again.

As I lay here alone, I'm thinking bout home and I wonder how far I have come
This room's like a cage and I think of my age, am I doing it right am I wrong
If I had to do it all again, you know I'd probably end up right here
And here I am, back on the road again oh oh yes I'm here, back on the road again.

 

    THIS OLD ROOM

This old room in times of trouble, is where I come to think things out
It knows the sounds of heated whispers and it should know what love's about
It knows those late nights I've been keeping and the smell of alcohol
And through those long nights, it shares it's secrets through the walls.

It might seem strange to have to say it but there's just this room and me
We're like two old friends together, we keep each other company
And I can strum this sad old guitar or cry my heart out in a song
And with those lights low, I see my shadows dance along.

This old room is nothing special, this old room has just four walls
Just one window where the light shines in and a bathroom down the hall
A small closet and a mirror and a night light by my bed
This old room, is where she once laid her head.

Now I'm sitting on my suitcase, all my things are packed away
I'll be leaving in the morning, come first light at break of day
Only memories remain here all those curtains they'll be drawn
So turn the keys in to this old room and I'll be gone.

This old room was something special, where we once had it all
Now I'm left here with the echo of her footsteps down the hall
My old guitar sits in silence, I just sing the blues instead
This old room is where she once laid her head
This old room is where she once laid her head.

 

    THE GETAWAY

Drive me across the border cause I need a new place to go
I've done everyone in this whole dam town, I'm looking for a brand new show
I've burned so many bridges that the smoke won't clear,
I've even burned a few of my friends
I've got to move on now cause the heat's getting to me
I think it's coming down on my head

I'm dartin' and diving, scheming; conniving, plying all the tricks of my trade
Just over the hill I think I'll pay my bill right now I'm trying to save my skin

Now fifty days on down the road there are miles between me and that town
I wear a brand new face I've even got a new place I get respect that I've never known
But there's something inside me, that can't be denied
There are habits that I haven't outgrown
Cause the people around here are so easy to steer,
It feels like I've been here before

Just dartin' and diving, scheming, conniving, plying all the tricks of my trade
Just over the hill I think I'll pay my bill right now I'm trying to save my skin

So I started a roll you know it's always been easy,
When I take 'em I don't leave 'em a dime
But the lynch mob's coming, I'd better start running
I'm back on the road one more time

Yes I'm dartin' and diving, scheming, conniving, plying all the tricks of my trade
Just over the hill I think I'll pay my bill, right now I'm trying to save my skin
Yes I'm dartin' and diving, scheming, conniving, plying all the tricks of my trade
Just over the hill I think I'll pay my bill right now I'm trying to save my skin.
Maybe this time I've stretched it too thin.

 

    IF I CLOSE MY EYES

The room is dark as I toss and turn, she's fast asleep by my side
We've just made love and I'm lying here, I'm still note quite satisfied
I'm thinking about tomorrow and how we talked about yesterday
How we read old letters of when we were young and how that seems so far away

So I try again to close my eyes and let that sleep come rolling in
Then I start thinking bout when my father died and just how long it's been
I think about a couple of friends of mine, how that was so long ago
And I wonder just where I'm going, what's the next curve life will throw

Should I sing these words should I write them down
Should I let them sleep should I wait till dawn
If I close my eyes and I wait till morn
Will I wake to find they'll all be gone

I can hear her breath as I leave the room and I stop at the top of the stairs
The pine boards creek beneath my feet, they make a noise but nobody cares
My guitar sits across the room, in an old case by the chair
And it sounds so sweet as it's brass strings squeak
And it's melody fills the air

So I sit and write of things and thoughts, all those times with no regrets
I get this feeling and I'm warm inside with the peace I've found so hard to get
Strumming these strings so naturally like rain on a cloudy day
Now I'm feeling complete and I think I can sleep
It's time to put my old guitar away

Should I sing these words should I write them down
Should I let them sleep should I wait till dawn
If I close my eyes and I wait till morn
Will I wake to find they'll all be gone
If I close my eyes and I wait till morn
Will I wake to find they'll all be gone

 

    YOU'VE BROKEN MY HEART

The time that's gone by, the times that I've cried, the love that we used to know
It started so well, I was under your spell, now the pain is starting to show
It's not the distance apart that's broken my heart but the disappearing love in your eyes
It used to be right when you were holding me tight and that hasn't happened in years
I didn't believe this could happen to me, I should have know it right from the start
You've broken my heart.

It can't be the same, I don't hold you to blame, I'm guilty for those things that I've done
I can't repair, this hurt so unfair has replaced all the distance we've come

If this is goodbye and I've said I won't cry or show that I'm falling apart
It's bursting the seams, you've shattered my dreams
You say you've known it right from the start, you've broken my heart.

It can be said, I was easily said when you held me close tucked in your arms
I couldn't see you were meant to be free, I was tricked by your wit and your charms

Some time has gone by and I can't shrink or hide, I'm out on the street on my own
The tears that I've cried have disappeared from my eyes, there's nothing much here feels like home
Cause the memories of you and the things that you do I must forget, it's only a start
You see you've broken my heart, you see you've broken my heart.

 

   
STILL TOGETHER

Is it convenience does it make sense you'll never pass this way again
Just the two of you till your life is through can you make it till the end
Still together come whatever are you living in a dream
You were so bold now that you're old, can you tell me what it means

When you look around at all your friends, you all started out the same
With high ideals you'd never fail you'd just figure out the game
In the first years you seemed strong enough, you had everything to prove
And so much time to do it all how could you ever lose

But with those first grey hairs of middle age approaching very fast
You began to realize in time that tomorrow could be your last

So you set out on two different roads and you tried to head the call
But in the trying you just lost the dream, you hadn't really tried at all
The thought of living out your lives with no one on your own
Did you think again that you were more than friends
That maybe you should both come home

But with those first grey hairs of middle age approaching very fast
You began to realize in time that tomorrow could be your last

Is it convenience does it make sense you'll never pass this way again
Just the two of you till your life is through can you make it till the end
Still together come whatever are you living in a dream
You were so bold now that you're old, can you tell me what it means
Can you tell me what it means, can you tell me what it means.

 

JUST THE BOY IN ME

In every man there's a hidden plan and a boy who would be free
Can you understand we're like Peter Pan in a world of make believe
On a given day maybe miles away where I think no one can see
Even though I've lied I try to justify, it's just the boy in me.

Cause when those younger girls let down their curls and their hips still swing and sway Though they move their feet to a different beat they're not as shy as yesterday
And here I stand holding head in hand Lord she's knocked me to my knees
I can't say no and off I go cause it's just the boy in me.

It's just the boy in me it's like the devil won't set me free
I'll maybe drink all night, stir up a fight I won't get home till three
Beneath that pale moonlight she wears that skirt so tight I forget that I'm not free
I tell her close your eyes I've got a big surprise, it's just the boy in me.

Men are just like boys and we like all our toys it's been the same down through the years
Like a brand new car or an old guitar or an ice cold box of beer
We sit and reminisce about those days we miss spend every Sunday by TV
But when I hold her tight it can last all night, it's just the boy in me.

It's just the boy in me it's like the devil won't set me free
I'll maybe drink all night, stir up a fight I won't get home till three
Beneath that pale moonlight she wears those pants so tight I forget that I'm not free
I tell her close your eyes I've got a big surprise, it's just the boy in me
Beneath that pale moonlight she wears those pants so tight I forget that I'm not free
I tell her close your eyes I've got a big surprise, it's just the boy in me
It's just the boy in me.

 

THESE FIVE MEDALS

I never knew my Granddad he died so long ago
And no one's talked about him for over twenty years or more
His medals hang in silence keep his secrets oh so well
Just like the man who wore them all those stories they could tell

All I have are memories they're hanging on the wall
Just five colored ribbons medals hanging from them all
A walnut frame surrounds them on a faded velvet bed
They've replaced the man who wore them and they're hanging here instead

Except for faded pictures and those stories I've been told
I don't know much about him though he wasn't very old
They say I would have loved him and that it really is too bad
That it's only these five medals that I have

Through two great wars he volunteered and gambled with his life
And left to me a legacy three children and a wife
And through the years I'll always have those medals on the wall
So I don't forget as years go by to remember him at all

Except for faded pictures and those stories I've been told
I don't know much about him though he wasn't very old
They say I would have loved him and that it really is too bad
That it's only these five medals that I have

Except for faded pictures and those stories I've been told
I don't know much about him though he wasn't very old
They say I would have loved him and it really is too bad
That it's only these five medals that I have
Yes it's only these five medals that I have.

 

FOOLISH PRIDE

Happiness is a special thing
It comes and goes just like the wind
And though it's sometimes hard to find
Like sun it brings warmth when it shines

A woman's love can help you through
And if you're close you'll never lose
That feeling brought you both this far
It makes you both the way you are

So slide your seat back from the bar
And just remember who you are
Maybe you can find a way
To let your foolish pride slip away

So go home and hold her tight
You can try to make it right
Remember why you loved her so
Don't change that now don't let her go

And if she takes you back again
Treat her like a long lost friend
Always keep her by your side
And happiness will be your bride

So slide your seat back from the bar
And just remember who you are
And maybe you can find a way
To let your foolish pride slip away

So slide your seat back from the bar
And just remember who you are
And maybe you can find a way
To let your foolish pride slip away.

 

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                                                     All lyrics and music written by David Hutchins 1990 - 2009 David Hutchins

                                                                                       All photographs 2007, 2008, 2009 David Hutchins

 

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