Lost in the Cosmos

by Tom Adamson

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6 tracks with the Texarkana Two
4 solo tracks

Thanks to Walker F. Percy

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released June 9, 2012

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Tom Adamson Angola, Indiana

Tom fell in love with music in the womb and picked up the guitar when he was 17 years old.

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Track Name: Tom Adamson and the Texarkana Two - This Old Feeling
i've got this old feeling
i've got this old feeling
 
up on the hill
deep in my bones
 
i've got this old feeling
i've got this old feeling
 
a song and name
scream from my brain
 
i know you
i know ya, i know ya
 
i've got this old feeling
i've got this old feeling
 
hand in my soul
turning the key
 
elijah, you hear me?
john that's your mother
 
now i'm away
do you hear what i say
 
i know you
i know ya, i know ya
Track Name: Tom Adamson and the Texarkana Two - Whattayou_?
whatta you want that you don't got?
whatta you got that you don't want?
maybe i got, what you really want
maybe i got what you really need
whatta you want?

whatta i want, i wanna magic marker
connect your dots
all the freckly dots
on your elbow
like the constelations in outer space
with a mystic marker
but that's what i want
but whatta you want?

now you don't wanna be lost in the cosmos
you don't wanna be lost and forgotten
all the touch screens
and the sweaters
and the credit cards
but whatta you want?

whatta i want?
Track Name: Tom Adamson and the Texarkana Two - Streets of Chicago
refrain:
in the heart of chicago, there are streets you can't get to
streets you can't get to and you don't know their name.
some are above you, others below you
you try to get on them but you try in vain

you're a long way from home, country boy
i know it don't seem that far in miles
(you) stare into the night
under train platform light
try to count the stars, but there's only 12
-refrain-

now red, they said, tended bar like no other
she was your sister, she was your mother, your brother
poured em strong and tall
knocked you against the wall
and you never knew her real name
…go home country boy
-refrain-

found a soft place to lay your head, country boy
thought you'd make some lemonade, country boy
but the mornings are too loud
you're a sore thumb in her crowd
she's like the trains
the roar just above
-refrain-
Track Name: Tom Adamson and the Texarkana Two - Hounds of Hell
well amy says she's a version of the apocalypse
i don't know if I believe her
but it could be
she has hair like fire, eyes like ice
maybe i should recieve her
you wonder,
was the poet right when he asked
"will it end in a bang or a whimper?"
i hope i don't lose heart

i don't know
i don't know if I believe her
when she says
when she says not to receive her

hounds of hell
on my trail
hounds of heaven chase them away

under the influence of
milwaukee's hippest
we lay our backs on the pavement
of the lincolnway
faces parallel, no parts touching
eyes looking up at the gate of the world
somehow, we know, we feel changed
stand up
your mother looks on despairingly
a police man looks on despairingly
what do you do with such knowledge
except turn it into some kind of song
about the world ending
in fire, or ice, woman, or both

i don't know
i don't know if I believe her
when she says
when she says not to receive her

hounds of heaven on my trail
hounds of hell, chased away
hounds of heaven on my trail
hounds of hell, chased away
Track Name: Tom Adamson and the Texarkana Two - Green Glass Door
b F
 
sledge hammer falls through the sky
firewood falls to either side
boots with holes
frozen mud
sick smoke from
the garbage fire
 
oh oh..oh
 
happiness is a waste of time
when you know there are boundaries
hard frost
forest foliage
i felt the ice
on the pine trees
 
oh oh oh
 
awakening ancient thoughts
awakening   memories
awakening ancient thought
God’s Eye and a Mystery
 
oh oh..
 
F 3x
 
d                                       C
love me love me like you used to once
b                           a
give me all you cannot say
 
d                                        C
love me love me like you used to once
b                                       A
I wanna know, if you can stay…stay….stay
 
b  d  b  F
 
(you don't know how far i've come
not that far at all)
Track Name: Hillbilly Lullaby
you've got no shoes on
i'm out of shaving cream
gonna kiss you anyway
send you to the land of dreams
 
everything is fixed and fine
nothing breaks down all the time
can't you feel my blood run warm
and now
it's time to dream
it's time to sleep and fade away
 
i know rained alot
and you’re jus on your cot
and the window's been cracked for years
and the that's the worst of my fears
 
go to sleep my little ones
go to sleep my little ones
Track Name: 47years
47 years upon this earth
never strayed far from the land of my birth
drive all day in a truck made of rust
dust i am, i shall return to dust

47 years upon this earth
the work of my hands won't pay me what i'm worth
creaky old furniture, drafty old house
friend to the groundhog, deer, and mouse

where oh where oh where did it all go wrong
why oh why oh why can't i find it
where of where where oh where did it all go wrong
why oh why oh why can't i find
some innocence?

a man of the world for 47 years
the sound of children fills my ears
hungry mouths and nothing will suffice
i'd be damned but for the love of my wife

can't sleep at night this town's too toxic
dreaming every night about public office
but there's a price to be paid that you cannot afford
and respect of men is empty and absurd

so another log to the fire in the middle of the night
an ache in my head that doesn't feel right
maybe it comes from breathing too much smoke
but the darkness at the door, it aint no joke

where oh where oh where did it all go wrong
why oh why oh why can't i find it
where of where where oh where did it all go wrong
why oh why oh why can't i find
some innocence?
Track Name: Say My Name Three Times
say my name three times
before the sunrise

i believe that you can
i believe that you will

warm your hands by the fire
say my name three times
say all there is to know
the rest will go

i believe that you can
i believe that you will

say my name three times
before sunrise
Track Name: Tom Adamson and the Texarkana Two - Special (Nothing is Anymore)
E c# f# B
 
E c# f# B g# c# f# B
 
look out now, you said everything was alright
stand up sit down walk out the fright
drop your hands give in to the plight
look out now, you said everything was alright
 
we're so weak, who needs might makes right?
all they neeed to do is to make something, right?
we're drowing, drowing, drowning, with land in sight
we're so weak, who needs might makes right?
 
 
E      c#    g# 
nothing is special anymore
      A              B        [  E           EBA] – 1st time only
and everyone over consumes\\        repeat
 
 
we ran a race but fell off to the side
streetsweepers came erased all the lines
ghost trains filling up in the night
we ran a race but fell off to the side
 
we're so noble and the land provides
lost in a fog can't see the signs
cut a drift no mooring line
how many metaphors can i combine?
 
nothing is special anymore
and everyone overconsumes
 
solo: E c# f# B g# c# f# B…
 
E      c#    g#                       AAAA B…
nothing is special anymore
Track Name: Enough
It's enough to have nothing
when nothing is enough
all the things you can't have
they can't have you
when they're not things
its enough to have nothing
sometimes

it is good to be no one
when no one is being good
all the lives, you don't live
you won't live them
being you
it's ok to be no one
sometimes

and no one is a no one
open your eyes
and no one is a no one
open your heart

who will love you
who will love you
all the time?

he will love you
he will love you
all the time

i will love you
i will love you
sometimes

it's enough to have nothing sometimes