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Roy Rogers & Norton Buffalo - Roots Of Our Nature

Roots Of Our Nature

Blind Pig Records, 2003


Don't Throw Your Changes On Me


Lyrics and Music by Norton Buffalo & Roy Rogers

You've been running wild
Acting crazy
Some day baby
I will have had enough
You been messin round
Crossin' over the line
It's time for me
To call your bluff

The telltale signs
Are piling up on you
All your friends and relations
Say your acting a fool
The whole town's talkin
And it might be all true
Come to your senses
Or I'll walk, out on you

Nobody's perfect
But darlin' someone's to blame
I'm tryin hard just to make you see
I'm pullin no punches
Tell it just like it is
Baby don't throw your changes on me
Solo

I'm just a simple man
Tryin to live my life
To find myself
A little piece of mind
I've lost all my patience
Got no more time
For a woman that treats me so unkind

Nobody's perfect
But darlin' someone's to blame
I'm tryin hard just to make you see
I'm pullin no punches
Tell it just like it is
Baby don't throw your changes on me


All I Want


Lyrics by Norton Buffalo
Music by Norton Buffalo and Roy Rogers


All I want
Is a little bit of kindness
You know I need
A little bit of tenderness
I want somebody
That I can talk to
You know I need to have a friend
Who will share some deep emotions

In the middle of the jungle
I'm tryin to find some peace of mind
Every where I turn, Lord
It seems the world is going blind
Walkin' down life's road
Carryin' this heavy burden
Been alone for so long
I sure could use a close companion

But I'm not lookin to find somebody
To take over my life
I'm not lookin' for a woman
To be my wedded wife
I don't need to find nobody
Whose just a body I can cling to
I'm just lookin for a friend
A lover I can sing to

Whooooo
Woo hooo
Ooo ooh hooooo

Ooooh hooooo
Whooooo
Woo hoo
Ooo ooh hooooo

There's been so many teardrops
Falling down from my eyes
I'd given up on finding love
I thought the chance had passed me hy
Then I found you girl
Just like a four leaf clover
The way you chased away my blues
I knew my lonely days were over

I not lookin to find nobody
To take over my life
I not lookin' to find me a woman
To be my wedded wife
I don't need to find somebody
Whose just a body I can cling to
Cause I've finally found a friend
A lover I can sing to

Whooooo
Woo hooo
Ooo ooh hooooo

Ooooh hooooo
Whooooo
Woo hoo
Ooo ooh hooooo


If I Were A King


Lyrics and Music by Bob Russell and Norton Buffalo

If I were a king
You could have my riches
And if I were a saint
Darlin', you could take my grace
For that pretty little smile
On your pretty little, angel face
That one small wrinkle that curls around your cheek
When you smile that smile

I remember when you laugh
The most honest thing you do
It starts way down inside
And makes a woman all over you
Just one look in your eyes makes me tremble, tremble, tremble
There's no denyin'
That I have fallen in love with you

If I were a sage
You could have my wisdom
If I could live forever
Darlin', you could take my place
For the touch of your lips
And the feel of your sweet embrace
That deep down quiver that starts in my heart
When you sigh that sigh

I want to wake up to your smiling face each morning
Wrapped up in your lovin' arms
We'll spend our nights in rapture till the dawning
Sharing love so tender and warm

Just one look in your eyes makes me tremble, tremble, tremble-
There's no denyin'
That I have fallen in love with you

If I were a king
You could have my riches
And if I were a saint
Darlin', you could take my grace
For that pretty little smile
On your pretty little, angel face
That one small wrinkle that curls around your cheek
When you smile that smile


Long Hard Road


Lyrics and Music by Norton Buffalo

As the train
Leaves the station
And slowly pulls away
So I leave here
Back through the darkness
From which I came
But don't you cry now
Don't cry mama
Cause I'm not afraid
Cause I can see the light
Off in the distance
And the tracks are already laid

It's been a long hard road
That we've been travellin' on
We shore gonna get there
And it won't be long

Rain clouds above me
They keep on pouring down
I think they understand
They're tryin' to wash
Away the sorrow
So that the sun can shine upon the land
Through all of my life
My fame and my riches
Something's been missing
That I could not find
But this here's a train
A train to glory
Soon I'm gonna have me
Have me peace of mind

It's been a long hard road
That we've been travellin' on
We're shore gonna get there
And it won't be long


Seven Hearts


Lyrics by Norton Buffalo
Music by Norton Buffalo and Roy Rogers

Tinker in his shop
His hammer tapping
Clatter misdst his cluttered pots and pans
Gypsy plays the fiddle
His music drifting
Above the cheerful chatter of dames and dans

High up in the hills
A fire is burning
A circle of old souls toss in the sage
Theyíre conjuring and chanting
Bout a Spell cast by a mystic
Tonight's the night itís magic strikes
To all the souls who come of age

Seven hearts will break tonight
Seven hearts will cry
Seven hearts will leave their mates
And cause their love to die
It will be so the mystic said
All I speak shall come to pass
Twenty one of twenty one
Shall feel this spell Iíve cast

Trying to find the one that cast this spell
Before the village felt it's rage
The old souls kept their vigil
With their chants and burning sage
Then lightning struck into the fire
A face appeared there in the flame
The mystic's voice cut like a knife
As in wrath he did proclaim

Seven hearts will break tonight
Seven hearts will cry
Seven hearts will leave their mates
And cause their love to die
It will be so the mystic said
All I speak shall come to pass
Twenty one of twenty one
Shall feel this spell Iíve cast

The mystic's eyes were black as night
His heart as cold as stone
Lost deep inside the anger
From a love that'd done him wrong
Then suddenly
His face filled with fear
And dissapeared into the smoke
Then God appeared as an angel
And with a mighty voice he spoke
How dare you hurt my children
How dare you touch their souls
I shall undo the evil spell you've cast
And you shall wield your power no more
You shall forever walk in darkness
For the deed that you have done
And joy and love shall be restored
To all the souls of twenty one

Seven hearts shall meet tonight
Seven hearts shall mend
Seven hearts shall wed their mates
Their loves will never end
It will be so I here proclaim
That your evil spell is past
And all those who felt it's sorrow
Shall find true love at last

The old souls spoke in unison
With a voice heard cross the land
That the old spell had been broken
And the mystic had been banned
That night across the valley
Bright lights filled up the skies
Joyous voices singing songs of love
Echoed off the mountains high
Young couples dancing hand in hand
Their hearts no longer blue
This place once filled with heartache
Was now filled with love anew

Seven hearts shall meet tonight
Seven hearts shall mend
Seven hearts shall wed their mates
Their loves will never end
It will be so it has been told
Now the evil spell is passed
And the Twenty one of Twenty one
Shall find true love at last

Seven hearts shall meet tonight
Seven hearts shall mend
Seven hearts shall wed their mates
Their loves will never end
It will forevermore be told
That the mystic's spell is passed
And all those who felt it's sorrow
Shall find true love at last


Highway Bound


Lyrics and Music by Norton Buffalo

I'm gonna be
Highway bound
Before you wake up in the mornlng
I'm gonna leave a
Note on your table
To tell you exactly why I'm gone
I'm gonna be
Highway bound
I already gave you a warning
That there ain't no room in my life
If you got cheatin' on your mind

It's almost dawn
My bags are packed and gone
Sittin' at the kitchen table
Tryin' to wrlte thls note for you
Don't ya know I
Feel so bad
I thought we had the real thing
What was it darlin'
That made you change your ways

Pain in my heart
I don't want to leave here
We had it oh so good for oh so long
But your trials and tribulations
They started draggin' me down
How could a love so right
Have gone so wrong

Drivin' down this road
Carryin' a heavy load
Thinkin' back on all the good times
That you and I once knew
Some how you lost the tie that binds
Started Foolin' 'round and lying
Nothing you can do girl
Will turn back the hands of time

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