Song Lyrics

Widow of the Wind By Jack Barksdale 2017 

There’s a woman I know 

Everyday she visits a gravestone 

She cries until her eyes turn red 

She was once your wife 

now she’s the widow of the wind 

And she hasn’t slept 

in that bed 

Where you were troubled 

and decided the best thing to do 

was to lay down your head 

With the widow of the wind 

a smile is only a dream 

She so badly wants to put herself to sleep 

But she would never 

‘cause she knows how it feels 

to have a friend that’s only a flower in the field. 

At the break of dawn 

you will find her down 

At the graveyard picking some flowers that she’s found 

But if you listen to the words she’s mumblin’ 

You’ll find out that those flowers are a long lost friend 

The widow of the wind wears an old black rugged veil 

And She wanders to herself 

was it my fault? Did I fail? 

I tried to be the best wife that I could be 

But he would not be gone if he loved me 


There’s a woman I know 

Everyday she visits a gravestone 

She cries until her eyes turn red 

She was once your wife 

now she’s the widow of the wind 

 

Tear After Tear by Jack Barksdale 2017 

I went out of my mind to get out of your way 

Now I’ve got nothing to do and nothing to say 

And I can’t believe that you did the same thing 

over and over until I just had to say 


I’m sorry my friend but we’re breaking up again 

There was nothing I could do to get the bad out of you 

I tried knocking on wood that didn’t do me any good 

But now I know there’s no way you will change 

There’s nothing I can do and nothing I can say 


I tried and tried so many times 

But that didn’t have an effect on the love that I would get 

It was fight after fight,  tear after tear 

So when you wake up in the morning I won’t be here 


I’m sorry my friend but we’re breaking up again 

There was nothing I could do to get the bad out of you 

I tried knocking on wood that didn’t do me any good 

But now I know there’s no way you will change 

There’s nothing I can do and nothing I can say 


I tried to keep you from the cocaine 

Keep you from the pills 

And I spend all my money trying to pay your bills 

When I think of how much you suffered I get the chills 

It’s gonna cost you in the end you know it will 


I’m sorry my friend but we’re breaking up again 

There was nothing I could do to get the bad out of you 

I tried knocking on wood that didn’t do me any good 

But now I know there’s no way you will change 

There’s nothing I can do and nothing I can say 


I’m sorry my friend but we’re breaking up again 

There was nothing I could do to get the bad out of you 

I tried knocking on wood that didn’t do me any good 

But now I know there’s no way you will change 

There’s nothing I can do and nothing I can say


 

Life Advice by Jack Barksdale 2017 

When life is weighing you down and your thinking negative 

Think of all the good things and the life you live 

Don’t try to drink anything, out of your mind 

Don’t wait for the future, don’t waste your time 


Because you only have so much time to live 

And there are so many things to see, love and give 

You’re never finished, you’re never done 

You’re always learning, but you can always have fun 

Don’t make excuses, that only makes things worse 

It’s not smart to put things off, until they start to hurt 

Try to make things happen, try to make things work 

It’s time to stop laughing at those workers like a jerk 


Because you only have so much time to live 

And there are so many things to see, love and give 

You’re never finished, you’re never done 

You’re always learning, but you can always have fun. 

I took this advice; I’m not saying you have too 

Just try it out, and see if it works for you 

So turn off that TV, read a book 

And stop being lazy and take the advice that I took. 


Because you only have so much time to live 

And there are so many things to see, love and give 

You’re never finished, you’re never done 

You’re always learning, but you can always have fun. 

You’re always learning, but you can always have fun. 

 

The Ballad of Captain Hook by Jack Barksdale 2017 

When I was just a boy 

people said I was weird 

They said you may be welcome everywhere else 

but you aren’t welcome here 


Stop coming in 

Just stay out 

Cause if you come back in 

you aren’t coming out anyhow 


Now I’m all grown up 

and all those bullies 

Turned me into the thing 

I never wanted to be 

A bully to the world 

A bandit, a crook 

And everybody calls me Captain Hook 


But everybody still says

Stop coming in  

Just stay out  

Cause if you come back in  

you aren’t coming out anyhow


Now it’s been 60 years since I’ve been in the world’s hair 

And as you probably expected 

I’m going to the chair 

So goodbye Neverland 

And goodbye grass 

Hey Peter Pan you can kiss my BZZZZZZZZZ 


Now nobody says

Stop coming in 

Just stay out 

Cause if you come back in 

you aren’t coming out anyhow


 

Haven’t Had the Blues Yet by Jack Barksdale 2017 

I haven’t had the blues yet, I haven’t had the blues yet 

I’m only nine going on ten, Nobody’s tryin’ to get me down 

All of my friends are still around, True love I haven’t met 

So I haven’t had the blues yet 


There’s a man I know 

He has no bed, no home 

He says he wishes he was me 

Not having to worry about the money 


And I haven’t had the blues yet, I haven’t had the blues yet 

I’m only nine going on ten, nobody’s tryin to get me down 

All of my friends are still around, true love I haven’t met 

So I haven’t had the blues yet 


There’s a girl I met 

She has no parents 

She says she wishes she had my life 

Where you can play all day and sleep all night 


And I haven’t had the blues yet, I haven’t had the blues yet 

I’m only nine going on ten, nobody’s tryin to get me down 

All of my friends are still around, true love I haven’t met 

So I haven’t had the blues yet 


There’s a man he’s 80 years old 

He has to live in a nursing home 

But he sees beauty in everything 

He could see beauty in a centipede 


So he hasn’t had the blues yet, he hasn’t had the blues yet 

Even though he isn’t a kid, he doesn’t let anybody get him down 

He doesn’t need his friends to be around, he doesn’t let love get to him 

So he hasn’t had the blues yet 


I haven’t had the blues yet, I haven’t had the blues yet 

I’m only nine going on ten, nobody’s tryin to get me down 

All of my friends are still around, true love I haven’t met 

So I haven’t had the blues yet 
 

I haven’t had the blues yet, I haven’t had the blues yet  

I’m only nine going on ten, nobody’s tryin to get me down  

All of my friends are still around, true love I haven’t met  

So I haven’t had the blues yet 

 

My Mother By Jack Barksdale 2016 

Why can’t I hear my mother any more 

When I knock no one answers the door 

The door stays closed 

No one says come in 

I wish I could see my mother again 

She was so sweet 

She was so nice 

She would always understand when I stay up late at night. 

She was never mean 

She was always fun 

We used to sit around and make up funny puns 

Why can’t I hear my mother anymore 

When I knock no one answers the door 

The door stays closed 

No one says come in 

I wish I could see my mother again 

I wish I could see my mother again

 

I Hope I Make Her Happy By Jack Barksdale 2016 

There’s a flower in the valley, picking her flower friends 

She looks so nice and so pretty especially when the day begins 

She’s got to be an angel there’s no way she couldn’t be 

She’s an angel straight from Heaven, she’s more than holy 

Every day I get awoken when she’s prayin 

She always prays at dinner, when she’s done…our food is cold by then 


But I hope I make her happy, never make her mad 

I hope I make her happy and never make her sad 

I hope I make her happy and nothing but that 

I hope I make her happy and some day we’ll have a little lad 


At least that’s my point of view, but you can tell me yours if you want too 

Cause she’s leavin’ me to go find someone new 

And now she’s gone and I’m so blue 


But I hope HE makes her happy and never makes her mad 

I hope HE makes her happy and never makes her sad 

I hope HE makes her happy and nothing but that 

I hope HE makes her happy…the way I thought I had


 

She Left Me by Jack Barksdale 2016 

One day you said you were going out to get the paper 

But instead you left my life forever 

When I found out you left me 

I wept and wept 

And that night I barely ever slept 

One day you said you needed some more from me 

I thought you meant you needed more love or something 

I never thought you meant someone new 

I never thought the person to leave me would be you 

One day you said you were going out to get the paper