Tobacco Fields

by Ron Leary

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released March 3, 2017

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Folk music from Canada's deep south

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Track Name: I Was Born
"I Was Born"

words & music by Ron Leary © 2015

i was born in New York
i was born in Woodstock
i was born late at night
when no one was looking
when no one was looking

i was born in Detroit
i was born in Memphis
i was born to live life
through music i come alive
through music i come alive

i was born in Halifax
i was born in Asheville
i was born to seek you
wherever i may go
wherever i may go

i'll die in London
i'll die in Truro too
i'll die trying
giving everything i got
giving everything i got

see you in St. John's
see you in Seattle too
see you in every town
i can hear you calling out
i can hear you calling out

see you down in Baltimore
see you in Oka too
see you shoulder to shoulder
standing strong against the odds
standing strong against the odds
standing strong against the odds
standing strong against the odds
Track Name: Baby I'm No Good
"Baby I’m No Good"

words & music by Ron Leary © 2014

baby i’m no good
just been singing these songs
year after year
it ain’t makin no sense
got no aspirations to

baby i’m no good
drank til 6 a.m.
danced til 7
you know i gotta come down
mighty hard sometimes

baby i’m no good
without you

baby i’m no good
but i ain’t just another guy
you’re the brightest kind
oh how your body moves
and your beauty shines

baby i’m no good
without you
baby i’m no good
without you
by my side
Track Name: Your Eyes
"Your Eyes"

words & music by Ron Leary © 2012

your eyes, your smile, your love
your eyes, your smile, your love

oh i wake up every day
way too early for anyone, anywhere
but it's worth it, i can work it
if i come home to...

your eyes, your smile, your love
your eyes, your smile, your love

oh there're days where i crave
just to run away hide out alone
don't leave a trace, where i can't be found
til i come home to...

your eyes, your smile, your love
your eyes, your smile, your love

before you i was living way too hard
recklessly i was pushing
until the sun chose to rise
now i’m rising to...

your eyes, your smile, your love
your eyes, your smile, your love
your eyes, your smile, your love
your eyes, your smile, your love
Track Name: These Arms
"These Arms"

words & music by Ron Leary © 2010

it's been a whirlwind of a time
where nothing makes any sense
they call this living, i call this insane
just holding on for the tides to change

there ain't no pain worth giving
there ain't no lies worth living
come home, home my darling love
oh i need you in these arms

i heard that shuffling around
like i'd just sung my last tune
it ain't that time, no it ain't that time yet
there's still plenty of living left

there ain't no pain worth giving
there ain't no lies worth living
come home, home my darling love
oh i need you in these arms

you ain't alone, no you ain't alone
deep down there's a love so strong
come one, come all
feel that love and feel it grow

there ain't no pain worth giving
there ain't no lies worth living
come home, home my darling love
i need you in these arms
i need you in these arms
i need you in these arms
Track Name: Down At the Bar
"Down At the Bar"

words & music by Ron Leary © 2013

another one's gone
way too early on
now there's one less out there
singing her tune

i know it's true
so many musicians die young
but i'm hoping that
i won't be one

there's something so strong
a brotherhood bond
between those who are out there
searching for a tune

yet you go through life
so many disrespecting dicks pass by
ah shit there's nothing you
can do about it

but when the sun goes down
you know where we'll be found
down at the bar singing songs for those who care
down at the bar singing songs for those who care
down at the bar singing songs

another one's gone
and we'll keep singing on
Track Name: Can't Get By
"Can’t Get By"

words & music by Ron Leary © 2014

oh my love could not line your heart
oh how i tried so very hard
i can't get by
without your smile
and your heart
beating next to mine
now i am stuck here with no clue
sad as i ever felt before
i can't get by
without your smile
and your heart
beating next to mine
oh, what do i do
without you
Track Name: Tattooed Lady
"Tattooed Lady"

words & music by Ron Leary © 2012

tattooed lady
i want you and your marked body
sleeves and dress cut just right
to accentuate the gifts you were given

let's go out talk til late
head back to my place and get naked
run my fingers and my lips
along the lines you had inscripted

tattooed lady
i want you and your marked body
sleeves and dress cut just right
to accentuate the gifts you were given

here is my virgin skin
free of ink, free and willing
lying here right next to you
take me tonight, i’m gonna take you too
take me tonight, i’m taking you too

tattooed lady
i want you and your marked body
sleeves and dress cut just right
to accentuate the gifts you were given
to accentuate the gifts you were given
Track Name: Music is God
"Music Is God"

words & music by Ron Leary © 2014

the work day ends, sun's long gone
put on the headphones start drinking alone
oh shake and sway, planted in my seat
using up whatever energy's left that i got to keep
holding on
the mornings come hard, there's just no other way
when you're a slave, it comes in so many ways
but music is God, set yourself free
let it roll on in, let it fill your veins
all morning radio dj's should be shot
buried six feet deep with their sexist, racist crap
oh never, ever be heard from again
free those radio waves from the shit they're saying
at the coffee shop i know that glaze
it's through decades of working each and every day
oh i seen it in the mirror, if i bother to look up
there's two black eyes a growing and a spirit near broke
holding on, holding on
holding on, holding on
Track Name: Ballad of Bob Probert
"Ballad of Bob Probert"

words & music by Ron Leary © 2013

Saturday night, Saturday night
we’re all tuning in for the big fight
drop the gloves, swing with the right
take down your man straight to the ice

from just up the road, a Belle River boy
wants a shot to make a name for himself
Detroit, Chicago, New York to Toronto
two heavyweights out protecting their teammates

turn on the lights for a county fight
that’s nationally televised
six foot three against five and change
fill the seats, ignite the screams

i remember that year of the all-star game
filled the back of the net, record penalty minutes
and you scored the last goal The Gardens will ever know
down in history as feared fighter that the league will ever see

turn on the lights for a county fight
that’s nationally televised
six foot three against five and change
fill the seats, ignite the screams
turn on the lights for a county fight
that’s nationally televised
six foot three against five and change
fill the seats, ignite the screams

patrolling the ice
keeping stars safe each night
Track Name: To Living
"To Living"

words & music by Ron Leary © 2013

there’re days mighty tough
to stretch those legs
hit the ground running

cause it seems like a dream
a wicked ol’ dream
this life that we’re all living

it’s alright
let your love shine bright
keep holding me tonight
i can’t imagine
living without you
you’re everything

now’s the time
to stop losing such beautiful ones
before their time has come

and to my mom and to my dad
you have to know it’s your love
that keeps me going

it’s alright
let your love shine bright
keep holding me tonight
i can’t imagine
living without you
you’re everything

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