A Little Blue (Full Album​)​-​2009

by Josh Ward Taylor

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Written and Recorded in the Summer & fall of 2009.

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released December 15, 2009

All Words & Music Written, Performed & Produced by Josh Taylor. Copyright 2009. Album Art by Yoon.

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Josh Ward Taylor New York, New York

Taylor is one of many contemporary singer-songwriters who plants one foot firmly in the roots of artists such as Bob Dylan and Neil Young while at the same time pushing forward with his own unique voice. And Taylor’s particular voice so imbued with a sense of honesty and earnestness that it is almost impossible not to welcome each of his songs with open arms.-American Songwriter ... more

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Track Name: A Little Blue
Don't you care that I'm lonely
Don't you care that I'm blue
Don't you care that it's only
Only because of you
That I don't feel no sadness
I don't feel no pain
I don't feel much of anything
Anything these days
But a little bit

A little lonely, a little blue
A little lonely, a little blue
A little lonely, a little blue
A little lonely, a little blue, blue, blue

You know woman, that I died there
In the corner of your heart
Where your winter winds
You know, they ripped me apart
There I drowned in your fountain
Lay my grave in your field
I am gone and forgotten
Now there's nothing left to feel
But a little bit

A little lonely, a little blue
A little lonely, a little blue
A little lonely, a little blue
A little lonely, a little blue, blue, blue

I'm so sorry that I've fallen
And I just can't seem to land
And girl I'm sorry I went all in
And my cards can't take the hand
But maybe there will come a day
When I look back on you
And all my feelings fade away
Until there's nothing left but truth
And I'm a little bit

A little lonely, a little blue
A little lonely, a little blue
A little lonely, a little blue
A little lonely, a little blue, blue, blue
Track Name: Feed My Soul
It's a mystery to me
Your looming porchlight melody
The way it rambles on
Like a vagabond
So sure of the road he seeks
But it won't be long
While he is gone
That he'll return to you to weep
As just a brown-nose boozin' beggar
Bound to flounder at your feet
And after you neutered
All your future suitors
And you paid them for their time
They still drag their hands
Like chimpanzees
And they swing from all your vines
Well they ain't too sure
What they're fighting for
But like soldiers fall in line
With a hymn to hum
They'll sing your song
Be the rhythm to your rhyme
Well any old time

Baby baby since the day I found you
Swore I'd never let you go
But baby lately it seems I have to hound you
I'm a hungry wolf but you just won't feed my soul

Well your hypnotist
Paid lip service
To your need to redesign
All your trains of thought
Though he really ought
To be afraid of what he'll find
You see, the main street fools
They wrote the rules
To the sidestreets in your mind
Yeah, they're in it
Only to win it
And they're the sorest losin' kind
They threw a town parade
On the palisade
In the honor of your majesty
They sent streamers flyin
High in the sky
And shot fireworks from the sea
And the dunce-cap Joe's
They tote no cloaks,
They display their full disease
That they want nothing less
Than for you to be impressed
See, they're aiming just to please
For anything you need

Baby baby since the day I found you
Swore I'd never let you go
But baby lately it seems I have to hound you
I'm a hungry wolf but you just won't feed my soul

After your whirlwind trip around the world
Became a tour of your own perfection
You drank your pride
By the riverside
But you don't see your reflection
And the saddest of all these
Tragedies
Is there really ain't no exception
Still, fortune falls
In the sun that calls
And it aims in your direction
Well but one dark day
In the warmth of May
They're gonna steal your only sunshine
They're gonna lay
Your pretty face to waste
And you'll be left there wondering why
Remembering all those
Old sad souls
That you left so far behind
They still sing their song
Going all night long
And it echoes in your mind
They sing it like chimes

Baby baby since the day I found you
Swore I'd never let you go
But baby lately it seems I have to hound you
I'm a hungry wolf but you just won't feed my soul
Track Name: Weigh Me Down
Meet me when the morning comes, my angel
You can play your song, but make it simple
Tie to me your ball and chain and drag me around
And if your tears should fall, my love, I'd love to play your clown

I want you to weigh me down
I want you to weigh me down
I want you to weigh me down
Weigh me down, weigh me down

When the evening sun comes crashing down
There's a light upon your face
But the only light you gave to me
Seems to have left without a trace
Well I'll wander wild upon your waves
Wherever your winds will blow
But I'll be sure to pound upon my brakes
If you should let your anchor go

I want you to weigh me down
I want you to weigh me down
I want you to weigh me down
Weigh me down, weigh me down

If the world should end
My only wish come true
How I'd love to spend
My lonely days with you
If the world should end
My only wish it's true
How I'd love to spend
My lonely days with you

Love came 'round for me again
But it left me in the wind
And I'm sure that's no concern of yours
My only long lost friend
I'd love to sail off into
Your wild skies of blue
But I'll be sure to come back down to Earth
If I could fill my cup with you

I want you to weigh me down
I want you to weigh me down
I want you to weigh me down
Weigh me down, weigh me down

If the world should end
My only wish come true
How I'd love to spend
My lonely days with you
If the world should end
My only wish it's true
How I'd love to spend
My lonely days with you
Track Name: Goin' To Chicago
You said you're goin, goin' to Chicago
A perfect stranger on the winds I used to know
Through all your fairy tales and scary trails
In time, I hope
That there's a road that defines your destiny
And it's bathed in gold
Shinin' on tomorrow
Blinding all your sorrows baby

It's a distant foreign place I've never seen before
Just an ancient fading storyline from our old lovers lore
And it's a scene that's set so soon to be your acting stage
And I wish for luck to follow you in your unknown days
Shinin' on tomorrow
Blinding all your sorrows baby
So that when your winds blow
You will surely follow

And they will take you away
So your feet can learn to fly
Take you away
To the mysteries in the sky
I'll be okay, and I want you to be alright
Pay no mind when others ask you why
If they say,
'Who are you gonna be babe?
Who are you gonna be?
Who are you gonna be baby
With your sad shredded shoes
Your rogue roadside blues
That you sing so true
But no one's singing along with you

You said you're goin, goin, goin to Chicago
A vanished vision from my picture frame
That I loved long ago
And in the distant treetops humming down
I can still feel your sun
But by the time I turned my head around
Your light will be gone
Shinin' on tomorrow
Blinding all your sorrows baby
So that when your wind blows
You will surely follow

And they will take you away
So your feet can learn to fly
Take you away
To the mysteries in the sky
I'll be okay, and I want you to be alright
Pay no mind when others ask you why
If they say,
'Who are you gonna be babe?
Who are you gonna be?
Who are you gonna be baby
With your sad shredded shoes
Your rogue roadside blues
That you sing so true
But no one's singing along with you
Track Name: Do You Let Me In?
Wild blue moon shone down on me
But I sure ain't losin' sleep
Long as I can finally see your face
By your door, 'til my hands are sore
Hell, I'll keep on knockin' more
Until you let me know my place

So tell me, tell me
Do, do you let me in?
Come on baby show me, show me
Do, do you let me in?
Don't turn your back and send me
Home, home 'cause I don't wanna go
'Cause I don't really know
If it's the same as I left it before
It seems I don't know my self no more

Clouds move in on a summer night
Yet I believe the sun will shine
And that I will find some light in you
Look at my shoes, they're clearly stained
Hey, I play the gambler's game
Until I can see that your hand is true

So tell me, tell me
Do, do you let me in?
Come on baby show me, show me
Do, do you let me in?
Don't turn your back and send me
Home, home 'cause I don't wanna go
'Cause I don't really know
If it's the same as I left it before
It seems I don't know my self no more
In my reflection I see a stranger I'm sure

Crystal sky seems clear and wide
And I see in Heaven's eyes
As I take one last stride back home
Sit right there, let me tell you my tale
Let me know if I passed or failed
And I will surely leave you alone

So tell me, tell me
Do, do you let me in?
Come on baby show me, show me
Do, do you let me in?
Don't turn your back and send me
Home, home 'cause I don't wanna go
'Cause I don't really know
If it's the same as I left it before
It seems I don't know my self no more
Track Name: I Never Asked To Be That High
Well your highway
It was blue as the sky
As your feet lay
Way too frightened to fly
And your morning gaze
I'll say it caught me by surprise
While I was lying awake on cloud nine
In your grassy green fields that shine
So you wink and say
We were bound for one another
As the pouring rain
It came crying through the thunder
One thing remains
We were once the greates lovers
Now your love fades away like the daylight
Fades behind the skyline

Now my feet, they left the ground
And I lost myself in your skies
And my soul may never be found
But I never asked to be that high
No, I never asked to be that high

So I let it go
I let love die into the sun
While upon the road
So many years out on the run
As time erodes
I'll see the clock can't come undone
So I get along and say
Well hey, you never loved me anyway
Now the time has come
When everything is broken
I'm the lonely one
As the last of me was stolen
You snuck right in
You took my only golden token
And I watched it in your hands as you played
And you gambled it all away

Now my feet, they left the ground
And I lost myself in your skies
And my soul may never be found
But I never asked to be that high
No, I never asked to be that high
No, I never asked to be that high
No, I never asked to be that high
Track Name: Now I See
I followed your sorrows
Just as far as they would go, my friend
Until my knees would bend
And I saw all my weakest days
Reflected in your face
And that ain't something
That I'm too proud to say
I watch the stillness of the water
As we drift into tomorrow
And the dream beneath
That I thought fell asleep
Was dead and now I see

Now I see
Now I see after so many days gone by
Now I see why
This dream was never meant for you and I

Now cast upon the lonesome midnight seas
Summer, stay with me
So I can feel the warmth upon my skin
Give me shelter from the stinging rain
So I can feel again
Anything other than that too familiar pain
And I watch the morning sun rise
Across the blue skies
But the love I used to hold so high above
Falls down behind the sea

And now I see
Now I see after so many days gone by
Now I see why
This love was never meant for you and I

Shipwrecked upon the bitter sands
I swore I caught a glance
Of a youthful love slipping from my hands
And the treasure that we used to seek
Now cast upon the seas
And buried along the ocean bed
Of long dead memories
And I watch the broken storm clear
The burning sun searing
Down upon the sands where she'd lay with me
Now there's nothing there to see

And now I see
Now I see after so many days gone by
Now I see why
This love was never meant for you and I
Track Name: Just Like A Dream
It was a wild sweet dawn
She was coming to see me
And as the sun burned on
Oh she smiled so sweetly
There she shined like a diamond in the doorway
And she overtakes me
All my senses leave me
And I can barely speak

But she's only a dream
Just a dream
She was only a dream
Just a dream
She was only a dream
Just a dream
She was there, I swear
But gone forever now
Just like a dream
Just like a dream

As the clouds departed
And our souls were stranded
Both lonesome hearted
And both empty handed
Though she lies by the light of the ocean
Even in shade she shines
And all her last few words unspoken
They still haunt my mind

But she's only a dream
Just a dream
She was only a dream
Just a dream
She was only a dream
Just a dream
She was there, I swear
But gone forever now
Just like a dream
Just like a dream
Track Name: Let 'Em Go
There's only two ways your highway can go
And there's too much that you want to know
About this life that you'll never know
About the world you weren't meant to know
We all stand under the shadow of the old
The frozen darkness of the rules of the road
But old times are gone as new times unfold

Let 'em go, let 'em go, let 'em go
Let 'em go, let 'em go, let 'em go

There may be love that you used to have
Haunting the memories of your distant past
You may look back and you try to laugh
But sometimes it's the bitterness that forever lasts
And there may be dreams that you may have had
Broken down somewhere along the path
The shattered pieces you still try to grasp

Let 'em go, let 'em go, let 'em go
Let 'em go, let 'em go, let 'em go

You may not be who you thought you'd be
From the times of your stubborn youth 'til your own eternity
But fortunately the next day's page is clean
So accept it with a smile and say 'that wasn't me'
So let your hear burn forever now
Yes let your soul embrace the weather somehow
And when the mysteries of the wind, they still come around

Let 'em go, let 'em go, let 'em go
Let 'em go, let 'em go, let 'em go
Track Name: Come And Take Me Lord
Come and take my heart Lord
Tell me where to go
Though you know that I'll go anywhere your wind blows
As long as you lead me on back home
Come and take my soul Lord
Down to the deepest ocean floor
And if your storm comes rollin', rollin' you know
That I'll be there with arms wide open

Come and take me lord
Come and take me lord
Come and take me lord
Whoa come and take me lord

Come and take my mind Lord
This tattered twisted mind of mine
Close and lock that prison door
Whoa so I can leave that cell behind
Come and take my body lord
This weak and weary shattered frame
And if you see me walking sore, walking sore
Set me free
And say I'll have no need for that frame again

Come and take me lord
Come and take me lord
Come and take me lord
Whoa come and take me lord

Come and take my life lord
This life I'm barely living now
Take all the sins I've sinned before
And maybe they're forgiven somehow
Come and take all of me
Set my lonesome spirit free
Come and claim my friends and family
Whoa and let them ride along with me

Come and take me lord
Come and take me lord
Come and take me lord
Whoa come and take me lord

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