Sleeping Dogs

by Martha's Trouble

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released May 1, 2002

Produced by Chris Rosser & Jerry York
Recorded at Hollow Reed Studios, Asheville, NC
Engineered by Chris Rosser
Mixed by Chris Rosser & Martha's Trouble
Mastered by Dave Glasser at Airshow Mastering, Boulder, CO
Art Design by Lee Kile, Houston, TX
Photos by Ron Reeleder, Ancaster, Ontario

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Track Name: Brighter From Here
It's hard to describe how I feel
I just don't have the right words
A little tired, a little scared
A little frozen from this world

So let's keep on driving until it all just melts away
And we can wake up in another place and to another day

The scenery will change and I'll feel better
You can't hold me down for too long
With your hand in mine and our hearts in the right places
We're a long way from home
But things look brighter from here

So I'll try to forget those thoughts
The ones that haunt me in the night
We've come too far and we don't want to give up
I couldn't ever trade this life

We'll just keep believing that love will find a way
'Cause it's just you and me and this long highway

The scenery will change and I'll feel better
You can't hold me down for too long
With your hand in mine and our hearts in the right places
We're a long way from home
But things look brighter from here

So let's keep on driving
Let's just keep on driving

The scenery will change and I'll feel better
You can't hold me down for too long
With your hand in mine and our hearts in the right places
We're a long way from home
But things look brighter from here
Track Name: Under A Pale Moon
Here we are
It’s just you and I trying to be the best we can
Holding on for one more time
Making the most of all we planned

I will run away
In your arms tonight
Where we fell in love under the stars
And we will see our names
Written in the sky
And we’ll dance under the pale moonlight

People said it wouldn’t last
It’s been five years and we’re still here
Don’t you know you can’t change the past
I wouldn’t change it if I could

I will run away
In your arms tonight
Where we fell in love under the stars
And we will see our names
Written in the sky
And we’ll dance under the pale moonlight
Track Name: Let Me Stay
Sitting here with you talking over coffee
In this quiet cafe feels like we’re the only ones here
Your face is like an angel
I see my future in it and I get lost in your eyes
Please let me stay here a while

Let me stay here with you
For the things that you are and the things that you do
Let me stay here with you
And tell me you love me ‘cause I feel the same way too

Giving all I am just to have you near me
You make me feel like I’m flying
Please let me stay here a while

Let me stay here with you
For the things that you are and the things that you do
Let me stay here with you
And tell me you love me ‘cause I feel the same way too

And if the sun doesn’t shine in your world, you said, “I don’t know what I’ll do.”
Baby just hold on for another day cause I’m holding on to you

Let me stay here with you
For the things that you are and the things that you do
Let me stay here with you
And tell me you love me ‘cause I feel the same way too
Track Name: My Friend
He was tired that day
It was a Sunday afternoon
She’d come over to say
I’ve got some news for you

I’m leaving here, and I’m not coming back
I’m taking him and the life of what we had

I’m sad for you
I’m hurting for you
And now I’m held on this very moment
And if I could, I’d take it back
Without one question, you know I would, my friend

Many days had gone by
And the loneliness, it grew
He just wasn’t the same from the person that I knew
The love he had wasn’t there anymore.
The day I called, there was just an empty home

I’m sad for you
I’m hurting for you
And now I’m held on this very moment
And if I could, I’d take it back
Without one question, you know I would, my friend
Track Name: Free
Don’t call me on the phone while I’m working
I just don’t have it within me
I know you’re sad from the things you’ve seen on tv
But I can’t forget the pain you’ve caused

And you have to wonder why we haven’t spoken in months
How the sleeping dogs they lie
I’ve already made my choice

I didn’t want to let things end, but I had to for my own sake and for yours
And I’m stronger now it seems, more than ever
‘cause you’re not with me anymore

And you have to wonder why we haven’t spoke in months
How the sleeping dogs they lie
I’ve already made my choice

So don’t call me on the phone while I’m working
I can’t forget the pain you’ve caused
Track Name: Goodnight Ray
The night is quiet
He sleeps so peacefully
A long life lived, a lot of memories left behind
His spirit lives in the faces of those gathered to say goodbye

As I look at his hands I could see he was a working man
Hanging drapes for a living and fighting for what he believed in
And I’m reminded of how precious life really is
Goodnight Ray, (it’s time to fly)

The flowers smell sweet in this cold room
The silence lingers as the tears are wiped
His grandsons stand close by, wishing he didn’t have to leave

As I look at his hands I could see he was a working man
Hanging drapes for a living and fighting for what he believed in
And I’m reminded of how precious life really is
Goodnight Ray, (it’s time to fly)

He’s in a better place, the minister lovingly says
Where he can run as he did as young man and be reunited with his wife whom he adored

As I look at his hands I could see he was a working man
Hanging drapes for a living and fighting for what he believed in
And I’m reminded of how precious life really is
Goodnight Ray, (it’s time to fly)
Track Name: The Day Will Come
Waking up from this dream that holds the shadows of what I’ve seen
It makes no sense, it’s make believe
I’ll just keep running. I’ll just believe

That the day it will come when freedom finds me here in this place where I stand
The storm clouds fade away and the rain will fall

Time will heal this brokenness that keeps me guessing
I’ll picture this
Maybe it will be just fine
Knowing who I am, I’ll believe it once again

That the day it will come when freedom finds me here in this place where I stand
The storm clouds fade away and the rain will fall
Track Name: Some Peace Tonight
Looking out the window at this blanket of snow,
At the peacefulness of this cold wonder
My body’s aching, but right next to you it’s warm, unlike the air out there this cold December.

I can’t sleep, for my mind is not at rest and I know there’s something stirring in my heart
Let me run and hide from the fear that is in me
My head is spinning and I need some peace tonight

Far away places keep me here in this daze
I can’t tell which way the wind is blowing
It won’t be long until the sun will appear and I can start all over in the morning

I can’t sleep, for my mind is not at rest and I know there’s something stirring in my heart
Let me run and hide from the fear that is in me
My head is spinning and I need some peace tonight
Track Name: 100 Miles To Charleston
When we left that late November day, it was colder than I had remembered
Driving in an old Dodge Aries, we were trying to make our way down those snowy roads that storm delivered

And we’re a hundred miles to Charleston
There’s still several more to go
The night is almost gone
And there’s a lot of road behind me and the sky is black and cold
And I can’t wait to see the sun again

If there’s no relief in sight, we’re heading home
These plans we made will be long forgotten
How I’d love to make that drive down Summerville Road
And see your smiling face as we sit around the table

And we’re a hundred miles to Charleston
There’s still several more to go
The night is almost gone
And there’s a lot of road behind me and the sky is black and cold
And I can’t wait to see the sun again

Now I need some coffee to help me stay awake
My eyes, they seem a little strained
So lead me on star and help me make it through the night
We’ve got to get to where we’re going

And we’re a hundred miles to Charleston
There’s still several more to go
The night is almost gone
And there’s a lot of road behind me and the sky is black and cold
And I can’t wait to see the sun again
Track Name: Bitterness Hotel
Everyday I try to smile but sometimes it’s hard
I feel I’m on a losing streak against my heart
The summer doesn’t feel that warm
‘cause my body’s always cold
And everyday that passes by I feel alone

I’m feeling like a little girl who lost her way and disappeared to a world that really doesn’t care
And I’m on my way...to the bitterness hotel

Well I don’t know how I got here
It’s not where I want to be
I feel the walls are closing in and I can’t breathe

I’m feeling like a little girl who lost her way and disappeared to a world that really doesn’t care
And I’m on my way...to the bitterness hotel

I’ll pack my suitcase and check in here
Whe I return I hope my eyes are dry and my head is clear

I’m feeling like a little girl who lost her way and disappeared to a world that really doesn’t care
And I’m on my way...to the bitterness hotel
Track Name: Where I'll Be
Maybe tonight
We’ll find our way out of the dark into the day
Oh maybe we’ll find our love is strong

Keeping us close, we can’t be wrong

Oh here in the light
Captured in time, this love of mine
Safe in your arms, that’s where I’ll be

We’ll close our eyes, shut out the world
All of our fears will dissapear

Oh here in the light
Captured in time, this love of mine
Safe in your arms, that’s where I’ll be