Written and performed by Jim Almand

Story

A mid-tempo, solo, Americana/blues groove about love, loss, and memories. Off the 'Dancing in the Church' CD  

Lyrics

V1) When you go to bed at night, do you hold your pillow tight? But ain't that holding on to holding back a little tough? And all them stars up in the sky? Do they hear you when you cry? And if they do, do they blame it on our love? --- C1) Our love never knew no wrong, when our love felt like home. --- V2) And when I see you in a crowd, memories start to shout. Those damn memories don't do me no good. If I could just wish them gone, I know I'd carry on, moving on down the road. --- C2) When our love danced through the night, our love moved between the light. --- (Two Acres and a Song Publishing, BMI, copyright 2013) --- Download @ CD Baby  

Written & performed by Jim Almand

Story

A mid-tempo, two-stepping, just met, call out. Off the 'I'll Call You' CD

Lyrics

V1) I see you're wearing your new party dress. You say you're going to paint this town. Well I know he left your tenderness. He went running for higher ground. --- C1) I know he took from you what you needed most. And I know your heart needs time on it's own. But when you're ready to fall in love again? Well I'm a man from your side of town. --- V2) And now you're dancing up and down the floor, but that won't stop the tears from falling down. I understand, 'cause I have been there before, I felt the pain of love's home burning down. --- C2) I know you need someone to hold you tight and keep you warm. 'Cause nights get cold, when love is not around. But love is here, right here, inside these two arms, 'cause I'm a man from your side of town. --- (Two Acres and a Song Publishing, BMI, copyright 1985) --- Download @ CD Baby  

Written & performed by Jim Almand

Story

A mid-tempo, gypsy-esque/americana, call out. Off the 'I'll Call You' CD

Lyrics

V1) I follow you like a moth to the flame, hoping someday that you might see, if there's one thing in life that's all your's to claim, it's the love that lives here in me. --- V2) So I crossed the ocean to lie by your side, and discover the dream that you dream. Is it money, is it crime, or some other guy, or the love that lives here in me. --- C1) You can search the horizon, and you'll never find another love like mine. --- V3) If you hear the wind give a long lonesome sigh, it's the love that lives here in me. --- V4) So I wait and I hope for the sound of your voice. It owns those that will set me free. It's strange I know, but I've no other choice. It's the love that lives here in me. --- C2) Read the lines on your hand, and you'll understand that this was meant to be. --- V5) If you wake up in the night, and hear me singing in my dreams? It's the love that lives here in me. --- (Two Acres and a Song Publishing, BMI, copyright 2004) --- Download @ CD Baby 

Performed by Jim Almand & Randy Clark
Written by Jim Almand

Story

A C&W two stepping love song off the 'Power of the Spoken Word' CD 

Lyrics

V1) I look into your eyes, and I see the fear, that if when morning rises, will I still be here? Well it's alright, 'cause I ain't going anywhere without you. --- V2) As we drive down this road following the lights, if there's one thing I know, it's that you and I were never meant to be alone. And I could not write this song without you. --- C) All we have is time, and this love in our hearts. And I can gaze out into the night, by I could never touch the stars without you. --- V3) We're just children learning how to play. And if I could ask God one question, I know what God would say. "Love is the only truth". And I would be lost and blue, without you. --- C2) I can get the gold, and I can win this town. But I would never know what it was that I had found, without you. ----- (Two Acres and a song Publishing, BMI, copyright 1999) ----- Download @ CD Baby

Written and performed by Jim Almand

Story

An up/mid-tempo, solo, Americana/folk call out. Off the 'Power Of the Spoken Word' CD

Lyrics

V1) For the longest time, I have longed to say, all the words inside my heart that I've kept locked away. I picked the pockets of my soul, swept the corners of my mind, hoping I might find the key that would set my heart free. But it wasn't there inside of me. --- V2) For the longest time, I told myself lies. Like to unlock my heart was to be unwise. Lovers gave tears that they couldn't afford to lose. And when I was asked to choose, I just couldn't find the words. So I'd walk away from love unheard. --- C) For the longest time. --- V3)For the longest time, I passed my life around. And sometimes I'd turn the volume down, with a drink or two. And I'd reach out for the bottle, but it would never reach back. The only hope that I had, was to find those words, inside my heart unheard. --- V4) For the longest time, I have watched you now, hoping you were the one, and knowing somehow. You've swept the shadows from my heart, with the light of your soul. Love is closer than I know, it's already here. And the words flow easily whenever you are near. And I'll always want you here, for the longest time. --- (Two Acres and a Song Publishing, BMI, copyright 1994) --- Download @ CD Baby

Performed by the Rue Barbs
Written By Jim Almand

Story

A C&W blues tunes off the "Going Home" CD

Lyrics

V1) I wake up, and stumble out of bed. Make my coffee, and get it to my head. And I watch the morning rise. Then I hang my head and cry. --- V2) I wonder why you had to roam, when I hungered for you and you alone? What was it that you had to find, that made you leave my love behind. --- C) What do I got to pay for your restless heart that just doesn't wanna stay? A thousand nights, a million tears? It won't matter how far you go, you'll still be here. --- V3) So I lie down in my bed alone, that's so cold where once it was warm. And I listen for your call, or the sound of your footsteps to fall. --- V4) So I wake up and stumble out of bed, and your memory goes straight to my head. And I listen, I listen for your call, or the sound of your footsteps to fall. --- (Two Acres and a Song Publishing, BMI, copyright 1996) --- Download @ CD Baby