Songs & Lyrics

John Dodge

by John Dodge

Released 2004
Path of Stone
Released 2004
Path of Stone
A set of a dozen great melodies which run the musical gamut of adult acoustic rock... from Triple-A to mellow ballads, from Americana to smooth jazz to alt folk. Wonderful lyrics and cool production, too. Rhythmic, melodic, catchy.
  • 03:16 Lyrics Dixie Holiday

    Cool breezes off the Gulf Stream blow

    Warm lovers on the causeway

    Me and Lady we’re cruising slow

    On a Dixie holiday

     

    Stars sparkle on the velvet night

    Touch fingers and the sparks flow

    Nat King Cole’s on the radio

    On a Dixie holiday

     

    And we get high just riding down the highway

    Couldn’t care less about tomorrow

    The miles roll by and melt into the dark

    I been wondering where you are

    Real life’s a hundred million miles away

     

    Steam rising off of Ponchartrain

    Mississippi in the moonlight

    From Pensacola ‘cross to Mobile Bay

    On a Dixie holiday

     

    Fried chicken from a roadside stand

    Dr. Pepper and a moon pie

    Friendly faces baby ain’t life grand

    On a Dixie holiday

     

    Warm breezes off the Gulf Stream blow

    Cool lovers on the causeway

    Me and Baby know it’s time to go

    On a Dixie holiday

     

    Don’t you know I wish I was, I wish I was

    I wish I was in Dixie

  • 04:00 Lyrics Blue Boat Upon the Water

    Blue boat upon the water

    Blue boat upon the water

    Where will you go on your way?

    Show me where you’re sailing on this sunny day, hey you

     

    Blue boat upon the water

    Blue boat upon the water

    Fishes below, God above

    Rockin’ like a baby in your mama’s love, that’s you

     

    Blue boat upon the water

    Blue boat upon the water

     

    Sail straight into the sunrise

    Take it straight into the sunrise

    ‘Cause I’m swimming to you, won't you save me please?

    I’m caught between the devil and the deep blue sea

    That’s me

     

    Blue boat upon the water

    Blue boat upon the water

     

    Nothin’ but sun and sparkling sea

    Bouncin’ like a baby on your daddy’s knee, so free

    Blue boat upon the water

    Blue boat upon the water

  • 03:46 Lyrics The Promise

     One November day, they looked out on the highway

    “Not your way, not my way, but together we’ll ride.”

    Then they made a vow, “Now we’ll never be lonely.

    And I love you only fr the rest of my life.”

     

    When the night grows cold, when the rain washes down

    When the hot wind blows, I will still be around

    Welcome to the family, welcome to the guest of honor

    The promise of Nancy and Henderson Gene

     

    Wish that I’d been there when old tall dark and handsome

    First stretched out his hand for Miss sunny and fair

    But that was long ago, and I was only a twinkle

    Just barely a ripple in my mother’s hair

     

    Now the years have flown, how the time hurries by

    All our babies grown in the blink of an eye

     

    So we raise our glass and we toast the commitment

    This special Thanksgiving we share in our hearts

    If I had the chance to make everything different

    It’s you I would marry and never to part

     

    When the night grows cold, when the rain washes down

    When we both grow old, I will still be around

    Welcome to the family, welcome to the guest of honor

    The promise of Nancy and Henderson Gene

     

  • 04:56 Lyrics Venus Rising

    There’s something in your eyes that keeps reminding me

    Something in your smile I used to know

    A feeling so familiar in your fingertips

    Voices calling out from long ago

     

    Venus rising 

    Deep in the heavens above us

    See me smiling

    Soul of a woman in love with love

     

    A healer and a teacher and a spirit guide

    A sister and a goddess all in one

    An ever present never ending mystery

    Reaching out and touching everyone

     

    Venus rising 

    Deep in the heavens above us

    See me striving

    Soul of a woman in love with love

     

    Now everywhere I go I hear you calling me

    Everywhere I look your light I find

    With every ounce of faithfulness and honesty

    I’ll love you ‘til the end of space and time

     

    Venus show me the way

    Show me your star in the morning

    Make me worthy today

    Soul of a woman in love with love

     

  • 04:08 Lyrics Jerusalem

    Jesus went around did a lot of good

    Brought a lot of peace to the neighborhood

    He cured the sick and he healed the blind

    Turned the bride’s water into wine

     

    He gathered up his band of men

    The tax collector and the fisherman

    He talked about love ‘til his time had come

    To walk that highway to kingdom come

     

    Sometimes when the darkness is all I see

    I try to remember what he said to me

     

    Jesus went down to Jerusalem

    Took a look around and said, “It’s me or them.”

    He cried, “Dear Daddy, do I have to go?

    I’ve seen what’s coming, it’s a bitter road.”

     

    Sometimes when it’s hopeless, I’m tired and sore

    I try to remember what he came here for

     

    They took that man so sweet and clear

    And they made him walk the trail of tears

    They drove him up the hill to Calvary

    Where he stepped through the door to eternity

     

    Now we know he’s coming but we don’t know when

    So let’s not do what we did again

     

  • 02:35 Lyrics Sweet Love

    You make me feel like I’m living in a country song

    One of the good ones

    Lord, I’m one lucky son of a gun

    We got knees knocking, bed rocking 

    High heels and red stockings 

    Sparks flyin’ straight into the sky

    Plenty of sweet love, sweet love

    Plenty of sweet, sweet love

     

    You make me feel like I’m living in a dream come true

    Like a Hollywood movie

    Lord, you can strike me dead if I’m lyin’

    There’s no heart breaking, hell raising, beer drinking, fist shaking

    Truck driving straight into a wall

    Nothing but sweet love, sweet love

    Nothing but sweet, sweet love

     

    Gimme gimme, you gimme everything I long for

    You got the kind of loving I’m coming on strong for

     

    C’mon unplug the telephone, ain’t nobody home 

    But you and me dancing in the dark

    Making our sweet love, sweet love

    Making our sweet love

    You give me plenty of sweet love, sweet love

    Sweet, sweet love

     

  • 03:54 Lyrics My Garden Forever

    I awakened deep in your garden this morning

    Seeds sown and sweetness complete

    I turned for the gates but your murmurs bestirred me

    Please sir, delay your retreat

     

    And stay with me here in my garden forever

    Here in this paradise made for two

    And I will deliver the fruits of your planting

    A girl for me and a boy for you

     

    I’ll give you everything you’ve ever dreamed of

    Amethyst fountains and rubies aglow

    The Earth and its treasure I’ll lay at your doorstep

    A hearth and a shelter forever to know

     

    You’re kind and you’re generous, sweet master gardener

    To offer me shelter and treasure and fire

    But there’s only one vision I’ve ever dreamed of

    Only one pleasure I require

     

    Please stay with me here in my garden forever

    Deep in this paradise made for two

    And I will deliver the fruits of love’s labor

    A girl for me and a boy for you

     

    Come and sit with me here in our chair by the fireside

    Dream with me deeply and lovely and long

    And we’ll weave our memories, present and future

    Into the verses of your song

     

    Please stay with me here in my garden forever

    Here in this paradise made for two

    And I’ll give you everything you’ve ever wanted

    A girl for me and a boy for you

  • 02:49 Lyrics Almost Like Falling

    I don’t know why I love you like I do

    You just do something to me

    You walk in the room and my heart starts pounding

    Head over heels, it’s just astounding

     

    This is what happens when stars collide

    When meteor showers throw sparks in our eyes

    The Sun in his seasons, the Moon in her sky

    Why it’s almost like falling in love

     

    Once upon a time, forever and a day

    God must have made you for me

    With arms open wide to comfort and guide you

    No other man makes you feel like I do

     

    This is what happens when dreams reveal

    The millions of secrets that daylight conceals

    And miracles happen if only you feel

    That it’s almost like falling, it’s almost like falling

    It’s exactly like falling in love

     

  • 01:58 Lyrics Mister True

    I need my baby to keep me straight

    Help me to skate down the straight and the narrow

    She got her hands full, yes she do

    Keeping her mister true

     

    I need my baby to keep me on time

    Walking that line ‘tween the wine and the water

    She always knows just what to do

    Keeping her mister true

     

    She got a face like Joan of Arc

    She got a figure like Aphrodite

    Green eyes that smoke and spark

    When she tells the devil to get behind me

     

    I need my baby to keep me on track 

    When I’m in trouble she runs on the double

    She ‘bout as tough as a heart attack

    Keeping her mister true

     

    She got a face like Joan of Arc

    A pretty little figure like Aphrodite

    No fire no wind no water

    Nothing’s gonna keep me from Neptune’s daughter

     

    I love my baby like Adam loves Eve

    My heart’s on a sleeve like a bouquet of roses

    So lucky she loves me too

    She’s keeping her mister true

     

  • 04:15 Lyrics Ruby Moon

    Little sister don’t you cry

    Don’t you think I understand the questions in your eye

    Believe me when I say it’s all right 

    For you to sit home alone on a Friday night

     

    Little sister don’t get distressed

    It ain’t no sin for you to think a little different from the rest

    It’s a blessing just to be alive

    And that’s a lesson you’ll learn in your own sweet time

     

    I love you for the girl you are, not the girl you’d like to be

    Why won’t you talk to me? Why won’t you talk to me?

     

    Little sister you just don’t see

    You owe it to the world to be the very best that you can be

    It’s a pleasure to become yourself

    ‘Cause it’s so much better than being somebody else

     

    Open up your frozen doors, let the wind blow through your room

    Because you’re really very lovely, Ruby Moon

    You’re really very lovely, Ruby Moon

     

    Little sister you ain’t no fool

    Even though I know you think you waste your time in school

    You’re alone but Ruby that’s OK

    Just remember somebody’s gonna reach you someday

     

    Such a rare and precious jewel, it’s a joy to watch you bloom

    Because you’re really very lovely Ruby Moon

    Because you’re really very lovely Ruby Moon

  • 03:05 Lyrics Sometimes the Romance Fades

    Sometimes the romance fades

    Lost in the day to day

    Love is forever or so they say 

    But sometimes the romance fades

     

    One time is all it takes 

    For hearts on a holiday

    Thrill to the fire in a loved one’s eyes

    Spill your desire but don’t be surprised 

    ‘Cause everybody knows 

    The magic comes and goes

    Only sometimes, only sometimes the romance…

     

    Sails on a summer breeze

    So much greater the possibilities

    And you don’t have to tell me

    I’ve seen the play before

    And nobody’s walking

    Nobody’s walking out the door

     

    Somewhere a fair one waits to hear you say

    You’re not too busy or too afraid ‘cause 

    Everybody knows that love can only grow

    Only sometimes, only sometimes the romance fades

     

    Sometimes the romance fades….

     

  • 04:49 Lyrics Save Me Just a Taste

    I’m not blind but I stumble from time to time

    Run in and out of rhyme to sing to you

    I hear your breathing but a never see your face

    Nary a trace, been searching everyplace

    Save me now, save me just a taste

     

    Restlessness, want to send you my very best

    Moments I long to bless and bring to you

    The time’s so precious now in oh so many ways

    A couple of days, there’s never enough to say

    Save me now, save me just a taste

    Oh won’t you save me now, save a little space

     

    It took so long to see, now it’s my responsibility

    To give a full measure, ‘cause that’s where the pleasure lies you see

    No matter how or why, there are friends who long to testify

    And folks who love you until you die and that’s so fine to see, believe me

     

    Sleepless nights, knowing soon that they’ll be all right

    It’s useless to fuss and fight your strength away

    And I would gladly trade my armor for your lace

    The cover and case, a lover for all your days

    Save me now, save me just a taste

    Save me now, save me just a taste

    Oh won’t you save me now, save a little space