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Effron White - Award Winning Nashville Singer/Songwriter: Lyrics

LONG HAUL CD LYRICS

Below you will find all the lyrics to all of the ORIGINAL songs on the "LONG HAUL" CD...Feel free to copy, or print them for your personal use. The number following the title corresponds to the track number on the cd.

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Show Me the Light Again - 11

Show Me the Light Again
(Words and Music by Effron White)

I was wandering down a dark road one day
Aimless and lost and depressed
I couldn’t see one thing in front of me
And I wondered where the sun had gone to rest

I could hear people talkin’ ‘bout this bright sunny day
And I wondered if I’d lost my mind
Then when somebody said what a pretty blue sky
I looked up and realized I was blind

CHORUS:
Oh, Lord, Lord Jesus won’t you comfort me
Save me from the sins of man
Lead me on the path from the den of the devil
And show me the light again

I recalled a story of a man named Saul
An enemy of the Christian Way
Blinded by a light on a road to Demascus
Fell down on his knees to pray

CHORUS:
Oh, Lord, Lord Jesus won’t you comfort me
Save me from the sins of man
Lead me on the path from the den of the devil
And show me the light again

Well, it dawned on me that the dark was down within me
And the devil was at work deep inside
Tryin’ to tell me that a blind fool never needs a reason to
See anything but his lies

CHORUS:
Oh, Lord, Lord Jesus won’t you comfort me
Save me from the sins of man
Lead me on the path from the den of the devil
And show me the light again



©2011 Sticker Freak Music (BMI)





Lost Highway - 10

Due to copyrights, the lyrics to this song by Leon Payne will not be displayed here.





Charlie Roth is Coming - 9

Charlie Roth is Coming
(Effron White)

I was in bad shape back in ‘85
My doctor had told me I was gonna die
I had gout in my foot and a catarack eye
My heart beat was busted and my liver lived a lie

On top of that I couldn’t get no work
Nobody’ll hire you spittin’ up stuff
I’s at the end of my rope ‘bout to kick this scene
When I ran across an ad in a magazine

CHORUS:
Charlie Roth is comin’
That’s Chollie with an “ah”
He’s good for what ails you like a fine ceegah
Mellifluous melodies and musical tonic
Medicine bound to cure the blubonic

So I coiled my rope and I limped on down
To the vacant lot in the middle of town
And there’s Charlie’s rig and Charlie’s settin’ up his wares
And people rollin’ in mostly in wheelchairs

I made my way across that broken ground
You’d athought Barnham and Bailey was in this town
Folks from the farms wondered what was in the air
And I heard the mayor tell’em you’re lucky you’re here

CHORUS…

Charlie went to work and he rang a bell
The sick were all suddenly under his spell
He gave out free samples to all the gawkers
And Grandma and Grandpa they threw away their walkers

I watched one miracle after another
A mountain of wheelchairs piled up by the gutter
The crippled were dancin’ the old got young
The deaf got ears and Charlie’s songs got sung

CHORUS…

INSTRUMENTAL BREAK…

TALKING VERSE:
“Now his treatments appeared to me to be quite copasetic
I was very impressed with this musical medic
I said Hey Dr. Charlie what can you do for me
He said man I got the cure for every malady”

And from that point on I felt life improve
He gave me a double dose of guitar groove
I kicked the gout shook my catarack out
My heart beat boogy and my liver didn’t doubt

So when you’re down in the dumps and you don’t see no way
To get your up-and-go to go another day
Just hold out ‘til Charlie the Good-Time Man
Can give you a fix of his one-man band

CHORUS…
©2011 Sticker Freak Music (BMI)





Three Chords of Love - 8

Three Chords of Love
(R.C. O’Leary / Effron White)

When I went out this morning
Snow was on the ground
It reminded me of the beauty of
You in your wedding gown
So white with a veil of white
Over eyes of blue
To live in them forever
Anything I would do

Twenty-four below
I felt the north wind rip
I pulled up my collar
And gave my saw a grip
By dusk I’d cut those oaks
Made three stacks and then
I was singing for my love
As I hauled a few logs in

Chorus:
Three chords of love for a cold winter day
Three chords of love for a long loving night
Three chords stacked in a simple country way
Three chords of love for my bride

Instrumental Break…

When night comes to our window
Your eyes outshine the moon
An orange fire flickers
Shadows dance around the room
Strummin’ my guitar
To the crackle of the flame
Singin’ love to you
Is such an easy refrain

Repeat Chorus Twice; Repeat last line of last chorus twice

©2009 Scrimshaw Music (BMI)/Sticker Freak Music (BMI)





No Fairy Tale - 7

No Fairy Tale
(Effron White)

Spin me an honest song
About a love that isn’t strong
And kisses aren’t so sweet
And wine is dirty water

CHORUS:
‘Cause there is no fairy tale
That's gonna make my misery leave
Tonight I need the bitter
To forget about the sweet

Spin me an honest tune
Lose the light under the moon
Don’t cover the tears with roses
Let the gloom be the refrain

CHORUS: …

BRIDGE:
I know your station plays it hit parade
And there’s a format you must follow
But if you knew how sweet she was before she went away
You’d have pity on this caller
…and

Spin me a song so plain
That my dark cloud bursts with rain
Like a pill that’s tough to swallow
Finally kills the pain

CHORUS: …

©2007 Sticker Freak Music (BMI)





Truce - 6

Truce
(Effron White)

I’ll call my people
You call yours
We’ll get together
Over wine and hors d’ouerves
We’ll make policy
And strike a truce
We will spill the beans
And ban all abuse

CHORUS;
And we’ll stand for the love that is left
And we’ll stand and respect each other’s right
To live a life without a fight

Tearing down walls
Can be rough
But together we
Can stand up and be tough
Dream a dream
And make it true
We can find a way
To do like lovers do

CHORUS:
And we’ll stand for the love that is left
And we’ll stand and respect each other’s right
To live a life without a fight

BRIDGE:
We can’t go on if we can’t forgive
All the pain of the past
And we can’t forget the lessons learned
If we want peace to last

CHORUS:
So we’ll stand for the love that is left
And we’ll stand and respect each other’s right
To live a life without a fight

And we’ll stand for the love that is left
And we’ll stand and respect each other’s right
To live a life without a fight
©2010 Sticker Freak Music





Built By Men - 5

Built By Men
(Words and Music by Effron White)

Standing on my rooftop it’s like I’m on a boat
Floatin’ in the middle of a deep muddy moat
Rain came down, the river rolled in
That big ol’ levee it was built by men

CHORUS: Built by men who thought that it would last
They dug a hole in credit now it’s just another gash
All their big ideas have turned and kicked ‘em in the shin
Don’t it always crash when it’s built by men

They build tall towers all the way up to the sky
They travel in space shuttles thinking they can fly
They build a smarter bomb to save a foreign land
While everything at home just crumbles in the sand

CHORUS…

Instrumental Break…

History will show you they never get it right
Tinkering with their tools as the day turns into night
The Romans didn’t build Rome in a day
But boy the night fell hard on that old Etruscan Way

CHORUS…

Tag: They’ll build high and mighty up until the bitter end
But don’t it always crash when it’s built by men





©2008 Sticker Freak Music





Desirae - 4

Desirae
(Effron White)

VERSE 1:
She’s back now - you can relax
She only drove down to the railroad tracks
But she knew she couldn’t go away
That’s the way of Desirae

CHORUS:
Desirae, Desirae
Steals your heart when she runs away
Turns on tears and wrecks your day
All the love of Desirae

VERSE 2:
What a fool you thought you’d been
When you told Desirae about all your sins
She broke away but soon returned with smiles
That’s the way of Desirae
CHORUS: …
INSTRUMENTAL BREAK: …
VERSE 3:
Now you reflect on how a love so strong
Can forgive everything that you’ve done wrong
And caress you in a way you could never learn
That’s the way of Desirae.

CHORUS: …
REPEAT CHORUS: …
ADD TAG: That’s the way of Desirae

©2007 Sticker Freak Music





Big Blue Tears - 3

Big Blue Tears
(R.C. O’Leary /Effron White)

There’s a full moon a’climbin’ up over the horizon
Here comes another nighttime waking up my fears
My baby went and left me with a note sayin’ ‘forget me’
And that moon’s just a blur through my big blue tears

Chorus: Big blue tears
Make it hard to see
The words she wrote
And why she had to leave
But I can’t forget her
She’s in my head like years
Endless love cries big blue tears

Instrumental Break…

The sun breaks through the night with a warm alarm of light
Reminding me of the touch of her sweet hand
I rise up to the blind and take a look outside
I swear those rays of sun look just like pouring rain

Repeat Chorus…

Repeat Last 3 Lines of Chorus…

Repeat Last Line of Chorus…




©2008 Scrimshaw Music (BMI) / Sticker Freak Music (BMI)





Time Hardened Truth - 2

Time-Hardened Truth
(Words and Music by Effron White)

He travels around from town to town
Doin’ what he can to keep his feet on the ground
Spittin’ out bits of time-hardened truth

Words and music are his tools
He hammers ‘em in and pries ‘em loose
Sometimes he can even raise the roof

CHORUS:
He’s a troubadour he feels ten feet high
When he makes ‘em laugh or makes ‘em cry
And when he puts the twist on the crowbar right
He can pull out the dark and let in the light

It’s in his blood so he works hard
To build a stairway to the stars
Ridin’ on the prayer of a guitar in the night

Lord have mercy on his soul
At the end of a show it’s another road
But he loves his life and he could happily die

CHORUS:
He’s a troubadour he feels ten feet high
When he makes ‘em laugh or makes ‘em cry
And when he puts the twist on the crowbar right
He can pull out the dark and let in the light

INSTRUMENTAL BREAK…

Now when he gets older he’ll slow it down
A few less gigs in a few less towns
And he’ll hang out more with the wife and the dog

But when he does go out he’ll be driving slower
Thinkin’ ‘bout all the time he owes her
And maybe he should have been a carpenter

CHORUS:
He’s a troubadour he feels ten feet high
When he makes ‘em laugh or makes ‘em cry
And when he puts the twist on the crowbar right
He can pull out the dark and let in the light


©2011 Sticker Freak Music





Long Haul - 1

Long Haul
(Effron White)

He pulls into Waco it’s Saturday night
He finds a little bar and parks his big rig out back
He buys a shot of whiskey and a cold Fat Tire
It’s been a long haul.

He engages the bartender in big small talk
How he learned to shift gears before he learned how to walk
He shakes a cigarette from a crumpled Camel pack
It dangles from his lip as he strikes his last match
Then he takes a long draw as his eyelids fall
And the smoke ring he blows floats toward the back wall

CHORUS:
It’s been a long haul
Long haul

He says his whole life has been like that smoke ring
Slowly drifting down and disintegratin’
His ex took the baby when he was home on a binge
They’re somewhere up north he ain’t seen ‘em since then
Got a letter from that thirty year old kid the other day
Said she googled him up she’d like to meet him someday

He drops an ash in his empty shot glass
Like one of many bridges he burned in his past
Shoulda quit the cancer sticks a long time ago
But it’s too late now they’ve taken their toll
Might live six months if I’m lucky I guess
Doc says I’d better wrap up all my business

CHORUS:
It’s been a long haul
Long haul

Bridge: I’ve been on the road now since I was eighteen
Nicotined and caffeined and dropping Visine
I’m fifty-four now and I can’t stand to see
Where three million miles has finally brought me

CHORUS:
It’s been a long haul
Long haul

INTRUMENTAL BREAK…

He grinds his cigarette butt in the bottom of the glass
Drinks up his beer and says I better get off my ass
I’ve got someone to meet that I’d like to get to know
Hey, Buddy…Got a match?… I’m headin’ up that road

CHORUS:
I’ve got a long haul
Long haul
It’s been a long haul
Long haul

©2009 Sticker Freak Music (BMI)





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