Wild, Wild Ramblin' Heart (Full Album​)​-​2010

by Josh Ward Taylor

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Written & Recorded in the summer & fall of 2010. The cover photo for this album was taken by Rick Johnson, the host of one of the first open mics I tried when I first moved to New York at an Irish bar called Paddy Reilly's. A good friend of mine with a thick English accent said about this photo; "Ay mate, that would make a great album cover"...so that's what I did.

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released December 15, 2010

All Words & Music By Josh Taylor. Another big thanks to Yoon for the help with the album art!

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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: I'll Find My Home
I was sleepin' when the sun did shine
But I didn't care
See, I could sleep away the whole daylight
If you ain't layin' there
And lately this disease I've found
Is all I think about
Won't you pick my feet up off the ground
When the night goes fallin' down

Then just lift me up when the morning comes
So I don't decay away
Feed me up on your lovin' arms
And I'll find my home someday
Lift me up when the morning comes
So I don't fade away
Feed me up on your lovin' arms
And I'll find my home someday
I'll find my home
In your arms someday
I'll find my home

I was dreamin' like a baby
Bound in the innocence of life
When I could hear your angel siren sounds
And my innocence just died
I could feel it in every step I take
As my soul began to drain
On my knees in the streets with a clouded sky
And a stabbin' midnight rain

So lift me up when the morning comes
So I don't decay away
Feed me up on your lovin' arms
And I'll find my home someday
Lift me up when the morning comes
So I don't fade away
Feed me up on your lovin' arms
And I'll find my home someday
I'll find my home
In your arms someday
I'll find my home

Long as you..
Lift me up when the morning comes
So I don't decay away
Feed me up on your lovin' arms
And I'll find my home someday
Lift me up when the morning comes
So I don't fade away
Feed me up on your lovin' arms
And I'll find my home someday
I'll find my home
In your arms someday
I'll find my home
Track Name: Wild, Wild Ramblin' Heart
She can't be true
But she won't lie
She won't follow you
Like a puppy by your side
She says there'll come a time
When we will part
Because I got a wild, wild ramblin' heart
'Cause I got a wild, wild ramblin' heart

When you're broke and lonely
And you find her face
She'll be dying only
Just to look at you and say that,
'The next good thing I have,
I'm gonna end before it starts
Because I got a wild, wild ramblin' heart
'Cause I got a wild, wild ramblin' heart

I once believed I played the wise man's game
But was I taken for a fool?
I fell into her bluff now and I'm ashamed
For I believe that I was taken for a fool
Yes I believe that I was taken for a fool

When the night is cold
And her skin is bare
When the lights are low
And you're locked into her stare
She sure can play alot of little pretty games
Inside the dark
Because she got a wild, wild ramblin' heart
She got a wild, wild ramblin' heart

There ain't no never ending light inside her eyes
There ain't no shiny diamonds
Only coal inside that hides
Well they may look like a lamb
But they're stone cold like a shark
Because she got a wild, wild ramblin' heart
She got a wild, wild ramblin' heart

I once believed I played the wise man's game
But was I taken for a fool?
I fell into her bluff now and I'm ashamed
For I believe that I was taken for a fool
Yes I believe that I was taken for a fool

If you fall in love
Don't fall for her
There ain't nothing there
But a world of pain and hurt
Well she may promise you the sun, the sky, the stars
But she got a wild, wild ramblin' heart
She got a wild, wild ramblin' heart
Track Name: A Woman Like You
Well a woman like you could never love me
And a woman like you could never have the time
A woman like you ain't thinkin' of me
A woman like you don't even know my kind
And a woman like you ain't got no reason
Oh to follow me around
A woman like you could have a man for every season
While I just wait for you the whole year 'round

I wait for a woman like you
Wait for a woman like you
Wait for a woman like you
Wait for a woman like you

Well a woman like you would see right through me
A woman like you don't even know I'm there
A woman like you has always got someone else to see
While I hide in the shell of a silent soul just a-standin' there
While a woman like you just walks along
Probably won't remember my name
A woman like you could never sing with me a song
See I just sing with the lonesome fools in a fairy tale that waits

For a woman like you
I wait for a woman like you
I wait for a woman like you
Wait for a woman like you
Track Name: Catch Me Before I Fade
The wild young
They were riled from
A sudden break along the skyline
And a chill upon the air
Felt the sea rise
Flyin' waves cry
Crashing thunder on the shoreline
All the weight the rocks would bear
But the sun soon hides
Behind cold forbidden skies
Like our song that soon would fade into a prayer
And then like child's play
Run and hide away
Singin' over and over again
Come and catch me if you dare

But it always seems when the sky turns gray
And the light fades away
And you begin to feel the rain

Well the sun comes rising
And it calls your name
While you were standing
Out in the pouring rain
Dreams are calling
Come and catch me before I fade
Into a lonesome skyway
A broken highway
With no means of escape

A broken headlight
Weird morning twilight
Shifting clouds around the mountain
Rattled rain upon the road
And where we lay
Levies gave way
Swimming upstream through an avalanche
Where the raging river flowed
But the fog turned blue
When the sun burned through
And the fortunes that we all knew would come
Shined their sweet eyes
For a moment right
Before the clouds came in and swept them on the run

But it always seems when the sky turns gray
And the light fades away
And you begin to feel the rain

Well the sun comes rising
And it calls your name
While you were standing
Out in the pouring rain
Dreams are calling
Come and catch me before I fade
Into a lonesome skyway
A broken highway
With no means of escape

When the storm cleared
We were born here
Another season shed its song upon the wind
And with bright eyes
Chasing blue skies
Always rising never falling
On our wild angel wings
And they send to you
My lone dreaming friend
An invitation
If you're patient
And you got the time to spend
To come and roam with me
Where the sidewalk never ends
And we can dream away
Dreams are calling
Come and catch me before I fade
Come and catch me before I fade
Track Name: A Million Foggy Moons
Time was never really ever a true friend of mine
Stripped away my season before I felt the warm sunshine
I understand your reason though I never got your rhyme
That's why I'm wrapped inside this weird paradigm
Heading on that highway though my feet could barely stand
I wandered around your mountain, now I'm back where I began
She flew off into the breeze like a tiny grain of sand
And I just can't let my heart chase her again
Well I just won't let my heart chase her again

Until I know I've come to a place
Where I'm happier that I don't see her face
And to say that if I don't hear from you
In a million foggy moons
It will still be too soon for my taste
And though at nights I lie wide awake
I'm still dreaming of your face

Well the summer seemed to come too soon
And the spring had died away
But pretty soon them autum leaves
Will be haunting around my way
Them winter winds so quick to strip
My dying leaves away
And as you can see my outlook's mighty gray
She once tried to walk my shoes
But her feet were bloodied blue
She spun her lonesome head around
And wondered what to do
And there I stand like a fool there with my broken heart in hand
And I just can't let my heart chase her again
Well I just won't let my heart chase her again

Until I know I've come to a place
Where I'm happier that I don't see her face
And to say that if I don't hear from you
In a million foggy moons
It will still be too soon for my taste
And though at nights I lie wide awake
I'm still dreaming of your face
Track Name: Bless Your Highway
They blessed your highway in blue and gray
And the wildest colors of the dreams you chase
They let the secrets of the worldly ways
Drift off into the lightning's blaze
And they cast new fortunes on your solemn days
So that if you ask, they're sure to say
That 'yes your children can surely stay
If the world don't come to an end today'

So how, how have we been
Livin' in the way the world is
I used to know a road that traveled
Along a newer dawn
But now that road is gone
And where the sun, she once burned strong
That road is cold, dark, gone, gone

When you woke with angels on that sunlit day
When you found the dreams that you tried to save
And you heard the rainfall on foreign plains
With no tears of joy, only tears of pain
And you fell upon the broken streets to pray
And to all your prayers the angels say
'We cradled grace within your safest place
In the bed you lay and we blessed your highway'

So how, how have we been
Livin' in the way the world is
I used to know a road that traveled
Along a newer dawn
But now that road is gone
And where the sun, she once burned strong
That road is cold, dark, gone, gone
Track Name: Sure Gonna Lose My Mind
Hey there lady won't you walk with me
And I could show you what you want to see
Hey there lady won't you ride my wave
And I could take you where the blue fish play
Now there ain't no sorrow like the one you hold
But you can't borrow what you've already sold
I tried to follow but your trail turned cold
And where my mind goes, well I just won't know

But I'm sure gonna lose my mind
Sure gonna lose my mind
Sure gonna lose my mind
Well I say, honey if you don't give me the time

Hey there lady when your tides they turn
They spin me upside down and I churn, churn churn
There ain't no fire left yet still I'm burned
You tried to teach me but I just won't learn
You know I rode your rope, you know I've been your dope
Set my shoes upon your slippery slope
You cut me up yet somehow I still cope
When my mind says yes, you say nope

And I'm sure gonna lose my mind
Sure gonna lose my mind
Sure gonna lose my mind
Well I say, honey if you don't give me the time

Hey there lady when your spell's been cast
My hazy horizon spins around too fast
And I'm trapped somewhere in the distant past
You know I might not make it out, i might not last
But by your mattress is where I'm gonna crawl
When all your future suitors, you know they stall, stall, stall
And I'll be the one that's knocking down your wall
And the only thing I ask is that you come when I call

Or I'm sure gonna lose my mind
Sure gonna lose my mind
Sure gonna lose my mind
Well I say, honey if you don't give me the time
Track Name: Fast Dreams
Bound by fortune, I found you there
Outstretched amongst the walking shadows of the sand
And I watched as they wandered along
Your fairytale angel land
Well I stretched my noose and I could finally breathe
Unstrapped my boots and I walked barefoot to where you'd be
But I knew,
I knew that it could never be that easy
These fast dreams deceive me

See 'cause my dreams they move to fast
For me to catch you before you pass
Oh but that's alright with me
If you could stay this night for free

Silent stars they reflect your lure
A graceful angel bathing naked on the shore
Quite a sight even a blind man in time could learn to adore
Well now it don't matter if my eyes were wrong
I'm long blinded by the lighting of your dawn
But I knew,
I knew that you were already gone
These fast dreams done me wrong

See 'cause my dreams they move to fast
For me to catch you before you pass
Oh but that's alright with me
If you could stay this night for free
Track Name: Somewhere Down In Georgia
Born upon a sunny blue morning down in Georgia
600 some odd days gone by left behind on the winding coastline
And by that time I realize that I could never really afford ya
Not in any way not in any shape, not in any form or kind

So I cut you loose like a bird upon the sea
I shed my only chains and I was free
And if we meet again I can't be sure
So i roam this road alone forever more
And ain't that just the way of the world
To make certain that we never can forget
And ain't that just the way of the world
Spin your head around when you very least expect
And all that's left of you and me
Is down there buried deep
Somewhere down in Georgia

So we ride the rambling road up to where
City skies would rise
A perfect kind of paradise where the midnight lights the city streets of dreams
And the undecided bride to be resides right by my side
How quickly in our world the music died when through the storm we screamed

So I cut you loose like a bird upon the sea
I shed my only chains and I was free
And if we meet again I can't be sure
So i roam this road alone forever more
And ain't that just the way of the world
To make certain that we never can forget
And ain't that just the way of the world
Spin your head around when you very least expect
And all that's left of you and me
Is down there buried deep
Somewhere down in Georgia

Now the last I heard your heart was way up where
The mountain skies are clean
With a new life and a new world like a road of gold
Laid out before ya
When the night is dark and you hear our dying song
Upon the stream
I think you know if you follow it will carry you to somewhere down in Georgia
Track Name: Leavin' You Like That
Baby I didn't mean to hurt you
But I tried and tried to tell you I'm ashamed
And I know my words they had no virtue
And I deserve this lonesome walk out in the rain
I don't know what I was waiting for
Waiting for the sky to fall down anywhere I'd be
But I know that I was just a fool and nothing more
I had heaven laid right out before my feet

And if there's one thing I
One thing I
If there's one thing I would have taken back
It was leaving you like that

I still remember when I fell for you
And that awful day I fell back out again
I don't know why all our plans just fell through
But I lost my longtime one and only friend
In this life you cannot take it back
The ones you hurt
And your forgiveness
Well that's nothing meant for me
But for whatever it is worth, my friend
You got the kind of soul I'll always strive to be

And if there's one thing I
One thing I
If there's one thing I would have taken back
It was leaving you like that
Track Name: Waiting for the Fog to Lift
What were they waiting for
Waiting for some light to crack between the storms
Searching for some peace in an endless land of war
Looking for a long lost dream lost years before
And everyone believed it all
Believed one day the sun was bound to fall
And shed some light upon this waterwall
Where we'd led our ship into a blinding squall

And now we're biding time waiting for the fog to lift
While the night sky's fading hind the rolling cliffs
All the world sings a song for the souls set adrift
Blind and lost and tossed along the sea
Got the world turned upside down off its heels
So much you can't tell the difference between the sky and fields
When the storm closes in all the souls will reveal
Words that can't be spoken in a dream

And there they waited long
From darkest night up through the early dawn
For a resurrection of their faith to spawn
To rise from the sea and spread out wide and long
And that a new found day awaits
If they could only just see through the haze
Then they're quite certain there's a brighter place
Where every soul can spend their restful days

And now we're biding time waiting for the fog to lift
While the night sky's fading hind the rolling cliffs
All the world sings a song for the souls set adrift
Blind and lost and tossed along the sea
Got the world turned upside down off its heels
So much you can't tell the difference between the sky and fields
When the storm closes in all the souls will reveal
Words that can't be spoken in a dream

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