Lyrics

Hell Fire & Bone
copyright Marti Smith

Grandmother’s kitchen, grandfather’s pipe
Old combs full of your grey hair
Open the window, let the lightning in
Salt water wings, birds up and away
Hellfire and bone

Whiskey bottles and part-time lovers
Holding a piece of the world in our hands
City lights and Vesuevio’s
Austin, Texas to California
Hellfire and bone

I found my way on the farm with the horses
Rounding up ponies and wild appaloosas
Wandering hills, rail tracks and graveyards
Hell fire and bone

Then it was my wedding day
Where love would take me, I couldn’t tell
You carried me over the wide, wide river
Stars in my eyes and a ring on my finger
Hell fire and bone
Hell fire and bone
Hell fire and bone

ROOFTOPS
copyright Mel Smith

I’m climbing Jacob’s ladder, to our cabin in the stars
Top floor of this house of dreams, I hear you playing your guitar
Taking a chair, I pick up my old arch-top, looking down on to the world below

Rooftops are all I see, looking out our window
Branches bend before the wind
Garden hose snakes across a dry summer lawn
The clouds roll by

Burning candles with our friends, voices are shadows on the wall
Counting the days that lay ahead like hwy markers, like mountain roads the rise and fall
Still here we are, singing songs together, looking out on to a wonderland

Rooftops are all I see, looking out our window
Branches bend beneath the storm
Snowmen gaze up to a cold winter sky
The clouds roll in

Brick and mortar, nails and wood, holding together these four walls
Time rolls by, gathering memories, hung like portraits in the hall
We’ll be old folks, still playing our guitars, looking out on to the world we’ve made

Rooftops are all I see, looking out our window
Flowers dancing with the wind
Watching Sam playing in the back yard
The clouds roll away
The clouds roll away

Rooftops are all I see x 3

When the Money’s Gone
copyright – Marti & Mel Smith

Mama wore her favourite dress
Daddy wore a tie
Shoes shined like a wedding band
Not a cloud in the sky

Daddy got a job in Thompson
Mama shined the chandeliers
Love like the cut glass
In the shape of a tear

And when the money’s gone
Heaven’s just a place they knew
When they danced their wedding song

Mama had a baby girl
Then she had a son
Then came some hard times
And the edges came undone

They drove to Dawson City
Daddy opened a saloon
Bar room girls and card games
Daddy bet it on the moon

And when the money’s gone
Heaven’s just a place they knew
When they danced their wedding song

Daddy tried to win it all back, he bet and lost that old saloon
Mama called her folks up, said I’m comin’ home to you

Then she cut up all the photos
And put them in the trash
Along with all the memories
She pawned the gold for cash

Daddy drew the kids into his arms
Said daughter don’t you cry
Love aint no bed of roses
Son it’s time to say good-bye

And when the money’s gone
Heaven’s just a place they knew
When they danced their wedding song

Mama wore her favourite dress
Daddy wore a tie