What I'm Lookin' For

by Dan Weber

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Oh Woody 03:34
Oh Woody Daniel Weber © 2015 Highway142Music (ASCAP) They left Oklahoma, in the Grapes of Wrath In the Dust Bowl days, they never looked back Oh, they never looked back, but they’re moving again California’s no longer the Promised Land Chorus: Oh Woody, Oh Woody, where are you now? And what would you say? Oh Woody, Oh Woody, where are you now? We could sure use you today We’re willing to work, there’s no work to be done Illegal or union, it don’t matter none ‘Cause the Wall Street bankers and corporate greed They’ve shipped all the jobs, overseas Chorus: Oh Woody, Oh Woody, where are you now? And what would you say? Oh Woody, Oh Woody, where are you now? We could sure use you today Now there’s drought in the plains, and fires in the West It was the hottest summer on record I guess With a cough in their lungs, dried tears on their face It’s lookin’ more and more like the Dust Bowl days Bridge: And I still hear Woody, his guitar in hand Singing songs for the men on the Grand Coulee Dam Singing ‘This Land is your Land, this land is mine’ Oh Woody, we sure miss you tonight Now I’m livin’ out there, in the Great Northwest So long as it rains, may we be blessed And its long live the salmon, long after we’re gone Then its ‘Roll on Columbia, Columbia Roll On!’ Chorus: Oh Woody, Oh Woody, where are you now? And what would you say? Oh Woody, Oh Woody, where are you now? We could sure use you today Oh Woody, Oh Woody, where are you now? We could sure use you today We could sure use you today We could sure, use you today!
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What I’m Lookin’ For By Dan Weber © 2015 Highway142Music (ASCAP) When the road home hits the county line, the sign says ‘Pavement Ends’ And that’s where the country begins And where work is just a job I do; the world stops keepin’ score That’s What I’m Lookin’ For In a 1920’s town, that the freeway left behind Where your neighbor’s know your business, but they don’t pay it any mind And there’s no key for the mailbox, and no need to lock your doors That’s What I’m Lookin’ For Chorus: That’s What I’m Lookin’ For, a little view right there, off of our front porch With a welcome mat for old friends, to be strangers no more That’s What I’m Lookin’ For Where the high school kids still spray paint the town’s old water tower While the ‘decent folks’ were sleeping, at that hour But they are on a first-name basis, down at the hardware store That’s What I’m Lookin’ For And on the Fourth of July, they’ll still have a big parade Where the rodeo queen, rides by and waves But now the old vets march in Cadillac’s, in their pressed uniforms And that’s What I’m Lookin’ For See I’m lookin’ for the country that this country left behind Where they still say ‘Sir’ and ‘Maam’, because it’s polite Where a handshake is a promise, and your word means even more And that’s What I’m Lookin’ For, that’s What I’m Lookin’ For... So it does my heart some good, once I cross that county line It feels like, I just left the world behind And someday when I find you, I won’t ever ask for more That’s What I’m Lookin’ For Chorus: That’s What I’m Lookin’ For, a little view right there, off of our front porch With an old friend to tell stories, we’ve told a million times before That’s What I’m Lookin’ For Chorus: That’s What I’m Lookin’ For, a little view right there, off of our front porch And we could watch the stars shine, like they’ve never done before That’s What I’m Lookin’ For, That’s What I’m….Lookin’ For
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Do You Ride Horses By Dan Weber © 2015 Highway142Music (ASCAP) She had room full of pictures, a museum of sorts 5 children, 9 grandkids, traced back to the source In that photo from the 40’s, it was black and white of course Her husband Jim, he was sitting on his horse She said ‘You would’ve like Jim, he was a cowboy like you He wore a straw Stetson hat, till it fell clean through And every fall at the round-up, he’d get one brand new Aw, you would’ve liked Jim; he loved to ride horses’ Chorus: Do you Ride Horses? What’s your breed? A good saddle, that’s all you need To be closer to God, then you might ever be You would’ve liked Jim, he loved to ride horses When he came back from the war, Jim came back changed It was something that he saw, said he just couldn’t say He’d take 2 weeks off in August, to try and ride away And he went further, and further on that horse She said ‘I never tagged along, even though I could ride’ The truth is, she was pregnant, damn near half of the time But she always hoped that colt, could heal the man inside And inside Jim, he loved to ride horses Repeat Chorus But now there’s 40 years gone, from those frames staring back She said there’s no use, living in the past… In retirement Jim kept riding, but his hip was keeping score He said it’s like a rusty hinge, with a heavy wooden door But he just had to ride that country, maybe one time more And you know Jim, he loved to ride horses They found his saddle, with his body, but that horse was born to run Out where Idaho, Nevada, and Oregon are one And where bands of wild horses, disappear into the sun With the ones, who love to ride horses Repeat Chorus Well you’ll be closer to God then you might ever be You would’ve liked Jim, he loved to ride horses So here’s to Jim, who loved to ride horses
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Cowboy Style 04:42
Cowboy Style By Dan Weber © 2015 Highway142Music (ASCAP) When I die won’t you honor my last will and test And these wishes I’ll ask of you now They’re simple and few, so promise you’ll do The best that you know how The lay me down under the stars, so I can rest a while Oh way ‘Out West’ I long to be ‘Cause I wanna go Cowboy Style Load the wagons in the Spring, when the Red-Wing Blackbird sings And please bring my old guitar Then play it for me once again, as I round that final bend Aw, she’s taken me this far Then won’t you give it away at the close of day, ‘cause I’ll be traveling light Then play ‘Red River Valley’ just one last time ‘Cause I wanna go Cowboy Style Chorus: And let those horses run free, let their spirits be Aw, they already know I’m gone Find that canyon on the map, no there’s no turnin’ back And the trail, it won’t be long Now don’t make a fuss, you know I don’t need much Just the shade of some fine old tree And a river that’s near, so I hear her Singin’ me to sleep And say these words at my grave, John 5:28, ‘cause Lord knows I tried And build a simple box of Ponderosa Pine ‘Cause I wanna go Cowboy Style Repeat Chorus At last there’s my hat, don’t y’all forget about that ‘Cause I’d miss it, if it were gone And these old cowboy boots, hell you know just what to do So you better damn sure leave ‘em on Now don’t be shy, no please stop by, and be sure to bring a song And some whiskey to share, ‘cause I’ll be dry And I wanna go Cowboy Style So when my race is run and my days are done You pile those stones up high With a white wooden cross that just says ‘Here Lies’ Then let me go Cowboy Style Yeah, I wanna go Cowboy Style
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Leaving Texas By Dan Weber © 2015 Highway142Music (ASCAP) I fell in love with Texas through the people I met at the Kerrville Folk Festival, which is unlike any other festival in the country. It’s an 18 day campout---like Woodstock for songwriters. I drove there 2,500 miles (one way) on a whim, and when I showed up the first person I met said ‘Welcome Home’. Nowadays, traveling around, every once in a while I’ll meet someone who will ask me ‘Are you from Texas?’ and I can’t think of nicer thing to say to a stranger except maybe ‘Welcome Home’. Today you’re leaving Texas, as if I couldn’t tell Your bags are packed; you ain’t lookin’ back; now it’s time to wish you well So I’ll kiss you and tell you, your journey’s just begun But no matter how far you roam, this is where you’re from Chorus: So you can go to California, I hope your dreams come true And you can leave Texas behind, but Texas will never leave you Times were tough; hope I did enough, to start you on your way Forgive me too, for feelin’ as blue, as the Texas sky today Remember I taught you: You give it all you have to give ‘Cause that’s where the Heart of Texas, the Heart of Texas lives Repeat Chorus Well I know you need to go, but please understand If you think about comin’ back, you just get here as fast, as fast as you can Chorus: So you go to California, and I’ll wait here for you ‘Cause you can leave Texas behind, but Texas will never leave you You can leave Texas behind, but Texas will never leave you You can leave Texas behind, but Texas will never leave you
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Waiting on a Star By Dan Weber © 2015 Highway142Music (ASCAP) The room smelled like lilies, on Easter Sunday But it was Tuesday, it was Tuesday all day At Falvo and Sons Funeral Parlor It was Tuesday, but it’s always that way All the ladies wore black; the men wore suits And ‘Old Spice’ to hide the booze And though everyone tried, no one could fathom The depths of what more, they could lose Chorus: ‘Cause she was their own angel, with homemade wings Who flew too close to the sun Now they’re lined up on Main, for that long black wagon Waiting for their star to come A small town, a small town, ain’t it always that way She started in church, singin’ His praise One day a man, from L.A. came callin’ To take her so far away So far she could hardly recognize The face in the mirror, behind the lies Aw, but the folks back home, saw through her disguise A scared little girl, behind her eyes The motorcade starts up, when the doors slam close It starts raining, she’d like that I suppose Inside the Limo it’s quiet, but outside they’re singing Her songs that everyone knows Repeat Chorus And the air smelled like lilies, on Easter Sunday But it was Tuesday, it was Tuesday all day And it rained all the way, to the cemetery But I think she’d have liked it that way Chorus: ‘Cause she was God’s own angel, with homemade wings Who flew too close to the sun Now they’re lined up on Main, for that long black wagon Just waiting for their star to come Yeah they're singing her songs, underneath their umbrellas Still waiting for their star to come
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Spinning My Wheels By Dan Weber © 2015 Highway142Music (ASCAP) The bones of the day broke away, in the rearview, what’s left to say? I should be done, driving tonight ‘Cause I’m done with the darkness, and the seatbelt as a harness And I’m tired of being, too tired to fight And I’m sick of my excuses, bad habits and abuses Those potions don’t work, anymore And anymore I’m a stranger, to myself, and I’m in danger Of not knowin’, what I’m drivin’ for Chorus: I’ve taken my chances, made my mistakes I broke both legs for luck, just in case… Now somewhere in the distance, there’s a town where I belong I’ve been Spinning My Wheels, too long When I started I was younger, there was fire and hunger And plenty of time to kill Now lookin’ back I can’t believe, in a blink I was deceived Cause 20 years went quicker than a $20 dollar bill And that shadow I was racing, she wasn’t worth chasin’ Those lights play tricks on you And that dashboard St. Christopher fell off on the curves I guess there’s only so much, saints can do Repeat Chorus Now home ain’t so, far away Repeat Chorus The bones of the day broke away, in the rearview, what’s left to say? I should be done, driving tonight
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I’m Comin’ Home By Dan Weber © 2015 Highway142Music (ASCAP) Wet streets, restless sound, autumn finally just fell down I’ll shed this skin they call a town, then babe, I’m Comin’ Home Deadbolt the door, turn down the heat, a hollow stone holds the key The mail will find me eventually, ‘cause babe, I’m Comin’ Home I’ll make 400 miles today, 50 more if it goes my way And those mountains meet me half way, then babe, I’m Comin’ Home Chorus: To emerald eyes And clear blue, clear blue, skies Emerald eyes… From Kansas line to Kansas line, an ocean of wheat sublime Half the country, twice the time, but babe, I’m Comin’ Home But the gears stripped for good this time, clench your jaw, teeth will grind It might take a week, I’ll hitch a ride, ‘cause babe, I’m Comin’ Home Checkered flag, depot floor, midnight Greyhound dinosaur It’s so hard to hitchhike anymore but babe I’m Comin’ Home Repeat Chorus Repeat Chorus One month in, 3 weeks lost, I took a job, damn the cost But mark the date, before the frost, babe I’m Comin’ Home Last night, on the phone, I could tell you weren’t alone So you’ve gotta know that I’ve gotta know, ‘cause babe, I’m Comin’ Home Well they say, it might snow today, things ain’t really gone my way In that Christmas card, what I meant to say was, ‘Suzanne…I’m Comin’ Home’
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Separate Ways By Dan Weber © 2015 Highway142Music (ASCAP) When there was nothin’ left, on moving day But one last goodbye, with nothin’ to say I stood there in the driveway, and I knew ‘Cause even though, it’d been comin’ for months I didn’t think, it would hurt this much Packed the rest, of my stuff, feelin’ blue... Chorus: We’ve been goin’ our Separate Ways Long before the truck came today So I can’t believe I feel this way, but I do I called my friends; you put down the rugs To try an keep the carpet, from the mud The forecast promised sun, all week And while you made coffee, I cracked a beer It’s gotta be close, to noon somewhere Or anyplace else, I’d rather be... Chorus: We’ve been goin’ our Separate Ways Long before the truck came today So I can’t believe I feel this way, but I do Now that day has finally come Girl I’m gonna miss you some We really did have some fun Before, we went our Separate Ways It’s hard to say, when we knew for sure I guess I won’t, need your key anymore Stick shift in this old U-Haul Ease the clutch, so she won’t stall There’s liquor boxes, riding tall, and busting at the seams Though it seems like it’s the perfect day To make a clean getaway Some memories seem to stay, longer than you need Repeat Chorus
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That Time of Night By Dan Weber © 2015 Highway142Music (ASCAP) When the clock’s been punched, and your shift is through That same old wave, washes over you The loading docks let out a sigh When that train rolls through, like it always does She blows her whistle, maybe just because It’s getting’ to be, That Time of Night So you stop at the bar, and your blood shifts gears Let the rain starts fallin’ on, deaf ears Then you think too late, to call your wife But she won’t be up, no, she don’t wait now It’s too many years, and anyhow It’s getting’ to be, That Time of Night Chorus: That Time of Night, when the dark begins That Time of Night, when the clock don’t have no friends When that drink you had, was the last, till you ordered one in spite Cause it’s getting’ to be, That Time of Night When some wine-drunk girl asks you to dance Aw, she’s half your age, twice the chance But as luck would have it, the song ends, just in time While she bums a smoke, she talks so fast The cold front settles down in your chest Cause it’s getting’ to be, That Time of Night Repeat Chorus Come tomorrow, I’ll be back again, when that old familiar ache, gets beneath my skin, hmmm… So when the last stop home is 20 bucks in gas And there’s a ‘Scratch and Win’ right there in your grasp But it ain’t meant to be, at least not tonight Cause the price of a dollar is exactly the same As three nickels, three quarters and a dime in change When it’s getting’ to be, That Time of Night Repeat Chorus
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Pretty Good Tonight By Dan Weber © 2015 Highway142Music (ASCAP) I was never cool in High School; I just did not fit in I was somewhere between the jocks and the geeks, but I was never part of them And I didn’t have a plan for what came next; they said my future wasn’t bright Well I don’t know about you, but I still ain’t cool, but I feel Pretty Good Tonight Ain’t life changed a lot since then; no use in keeping score I don’t worry about fittin’ in, with that ‘In’ crowd no more I made my mistakes along the way, sometimes I made ‘em twice Call that luck or perseverance, but I feel Pretty Good Tonight Chorus: I feel like celebrating tonight! How we got these scars, and still survived the fight And knowin’ who we are, and knowin’ it’s alright---it’s alright Now I’ve got gas in the car, a tab at the bar, a little money in the bank I’ve got a friend who says I’ve got it made, but that’s not what I think I think I’m lucky to have a friend like that, who thinks that I’m alright And we can pay that tab tomorrow, ‘cause I feel Pretty Good Tonight Repeat Chorus I’ve been runnin’ from myself, most of my life But that was then and this is now And I feel Pretty Good Tonight, Pretty Good Tonight For so many years, I was too scared, to get up here on stage Till I finally learned I had to get, out of my own way You see, you’ve gotta chase the things you love, let your dreams take flight You know I’m still scared sometimes but I don’t mind, ‘cause I feel Pretty Good Tonight Repeat Chorus So I feel Pretty Good Tonight; Yeah I feel Pretty Good Tonight I feel Pretty Good; I feel Pretty Good; I feel Pretty Good Tonight Pretty Good Tonight, Pretty Good Tonight, Pretty Good Tonight…
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Take a Liking to You By Dan Weber © 2015 Highway142Music (ASCAP) May there be a little extra, in your paycheck this month May you take that long vacation, that you’ve been dreaming of And may it not be monsoon season, when you finally get to go And when your trip over, may you be the last to know May you get a good night’s sleep, like you haven’t in a while May you know the joy of waking up; to your lover’s smile And may you take an extra hour, ‘neath the covers in the ‘morn And when you count your blessings, may you never want for more Chorus: Oh they say it’s all downhill from here But don’t you believe it’s true And may the good Lord, Take a Liking to You May your fever finally break, may you feel like you belong May the kindness of strangers, prove you wrong… May you not sweat the small stuff; that’s why they call it small When need a friend the most, may I be the one you call May your old car run, like it used to run, back when it was new And may the good Lord, Take a Liking to You Repeat Chorus Yeah they say it’s all downhill from here But don’t you believe it’s true And may the good Lord, Take a Liking to You
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Ain’t Done Ramblin’ Yet By Dan Weber © 2015 Highway142Music (ASCAP) I was talkin’ to my neighbor, I said “Son, do me a favor Keep an eye on the place while I’m gone” He asked me where I’m going; I said “I got no way of knowin’ But this time, it’s been too long You see I need this vacation; I’m overdue in takin’ So I might be gone a while What I crave is open road, and when I get there I’ll know” It might take a little while but then again… Chorus: I Ain’t Done Ramblin’ Yet, No, I Ain’t Done Ramblin’ Yet ‘Cause there’s still places I ain’t been, people I ain’t met I Ain’t Done Ramblin’ Yet I told him “When I was your age, I worked night and day Tryin’ to get ahead in this life But that was long before I knew, what you’re bound to learn too That all we’re given is time But they never say how long, so it’s best I’m movin’ on There’s things I ain’t seen yet And that’s the funny thing ‘bout age, my vision ain’t the same But I see better then I ever have”… Repeat Chorus Chorus: I Ain’t Done Ramblin’ Yet, No, I Ain’t Done Ramblin’ Yet ‘Cause there’s still places I ain’t been, good people I ain’t met I Ain’t Done Ramblin’ Yet Repeat Chorus I Ain’t Done…Not by a long shot…Ramblin’…Yet
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(I Deal with) Crazy ALL Day By Dan Weber © 2015 Highway142Music (ASCAP) I paid last month, right on the date, but now they say that I was late Well I know they’re wrong, I can plainly see when they took my money I called customer service on the phone; I said “There’s been some mistake” I said “I know this sounds crazy”, she said “No it don’t I deal with Crazy ALL Day” Chorus: Crazy All Day long, Crazy, it’s the same old song I don’t know why it’s gotta be this way but I… I deal with Crazy ALL Day I was driving too fast, like I sometimes do, when I got pulled over that night The cop said “Do you know how fast you were going son?” I said “Yeah, I think about 85” “And its no excuse officer, but those cars were in my way” I said “I know that sounds crazy”, he said “No it don’t I deal with Crazy ALL Day” Repeat Chorus Well the world keeps spinning faster and faster And I’m goin’ out of my mind ‘Cause I’m too plugged in and I’m too wound up And I want off of this ride Well I never saw it coming, I never felt nothing, everything was going just fine I walking down the streets of my hometown, when I saw this flash of light Next thing I know I’m standing there, at the pearly gates St. Peter this is crazy, he said “No my son, I deal with Crazy ALL Day” Repeat Chorus I don’t know why it’s gotta be this way but I… I deal with Crazy ALL Day

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In 2015, Dan Weber begins a new chapter with ‘What I’m Lookin’ For’: A 14 song CD of classic Americana that includes the stirring Folk tribute ‘Oh Woody’, Country-Roots on ‘Cowboy Style’, Bluegrass banjo/Dobro master Tony Furtado on several cuts, and the crowd sing-a-long favorite ‘(I Deal with) Crazy ALL Day’, an everyman’s anthem that is poised to be a breakout hit.

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released March 21, 2015

Dan Weber: Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar

The Musicians

Tony Furtado: Banjo, Dojo
Tim Connell: Mandolin
Paul Brainard: Pedal Steel, Dobro
Anna Tivel: Fiddle
Jean-Pierre Garau: Piano
David Lipkind: Harmonica
Rob Stroup: Electric Guitar, Percussion, Harmony Vocals
Arthur Parker: Upright Bass, Electric Bass
Anders Bergstrom: Drums
Naomi Hooley: Harmony Vocals on ‘Horses’

All Songs © &  Daniel Weber 2015 Highway142Music
(ASCAP) All Right’s Reserved.

Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Rob Stroup at
8 Ball Studio, Portland, OR www.8ballstudio.com

Mastered by Ed Brooks at RFI Mastering, Seattle, WA
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Dan Weber plays a 1968 Gibson B-25 and a 2004 Martin OM-21. He uses L.R. Baggs pickups, D’Addario strings and Kyser capos. He wears a beat-up straw Stetson ‘Diamond Jim’ cowboy hat and Lucchese 1889 cowboy boots that need new soles…

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Award Winning songwriter Dan Weber has been described as “The classic mid-life overnight sensation.” An ex-Park Ranger, he began at performing at 40 and in a few short years was winning over audiences with inspired performances & hilarious stories from the roads he’s traveled. The Legendary Ramblin’ Jack Elliott said “I love Dan’s songs and he tells really good stories.” ... more

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