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1) Gin & Tonic

Verse
There was a night with a motorcycle ride
Through the foggy streets of Marin
And we ducked inside for a little taste of
Hot toddies and skin.
But now there's, there's no motorcycle
There's no foggy ride and
Baby, there's no skin.

Chorus
It's only Gin & Tonic
Gin & Tonic while I cry
And write songs for you.
Here's to you.

Verse
There were lemonade hellos
And coffee-black have a nice days
And there were chianti dinners and
Guitar playing beers.
But now there's, there's no lemonade
There's no chianti and
I ain't tasted beer in years.

Chorus
It's only Gin & Tonic
Gin & Tonic while I cry
And write songs for you.
Gin & Tonic
Gin & Tonic I swear
It's all I can do.

Bridge
You should have learned not to
Drink too much
Cuz you've got a lot to live for.
And it's so damn hard
Every time I remember
You walked me to your door.

Chorus
It's always Gin & Tonic
Gin & Tonic while I cry
And write songs for you.
Here's to you.

Verse
Here's to your eyes
To your mouth
And your skin.
And baby, here's to this chair
To that moon up there and
Here's to everything.
Here's to happy never after
No more nervous laughter and
No more wondering.

Here's to Gin & Tonic
Repeat chorus - out


3) Baghdad is on Fire

Verse
I live in a small town outside San Francisco
How about you? Where do you live?
On warm days I can smell the horses,
On cold days, fireplaces.
Where do you live?
And it never gets too hot here,
Even though it's sunny everyday.
It never gets too cold.
The fog just burns away.

Chorus
But Baghdad is on fire.
The city it burned all night.
Baghdad is on fire.
It's not too late for us to make it right.

Verse
Today I filled my pick-up truck with gasoline
Refined from the blood in your child's veins.
I'll read about the horrors that you're living
Before I check my e-mail
And outside it rains.

And I'm so ashamed, and I'm so comfortable.
I'm so ashamed, and I'm so comfortable.

Chorus
But Baghdad is on fire.
The city it burned all night.
Baghdad is on fire.
It's not too late for us to make it right.

Bridge
And my daughter's fever is getting higher.
I wonder how long any of us has.
I look at her and realize that
your child is frightened
By the blasts.

Chorus
When Baghdad is on fire.
The city it burned all night.
Baghdad is on fire.
It's not too late for us to
Make it right.

Verse
We must save oil by driving less,
And eating local foods, in season.
Take responsibility for our government
And work for peace, and here's the reason:
We face annihilation
Of the very life that we hold dear.
The time for change is here.
It's really very clear.

Repeat chorus -- out
2) Chico Rain

Verse
Wait outside, hair is wet
And puddles prickle naked feet.
But I don't mind enough to come in.
Wind can howl and birds can hide
And I could use a little heat
To warm up this overexposed skin.

Chorus
How many days can it rain?
How many days can it rain?
How many nights can we wake up crying
Feeling the same old pain?

Verse
The lucky fret about a drought when
Sunny follows sunny day.
They warn us about too much
Summer fun.
We ran so hard that August day that
Pear pie sounded good to us
But I knew how the storms could
Flashing come.

Chorus
How many days can it rain?
How many days can it rain?
How many nights can we wake up crying
Feeling the same old pain?

Bridge
And as we try to forecast the weather
Seasons change and lover we do too.
You'd think a girl could simply find a fella
Like in Hollywood
But baby I found you.

Verse
Thanksgiving Day your lips got chapped
As flurries landed on the beach.
Your family gathered round you
At the hearth.
Well as for me, my girl and I, we
Made the best of holidays
As I felt it once again to be apart.

Chorus - out


4) Plans

Verses
I am a nun
I am a whore
I am a hero
And a bore
And I tell lies
And I hide truth
I shed secrets
 From my youth
And I get laid
And I get drunk
And I love Jesus
And play funk

James says to me
And Mary too
That God has plans
For me to do
I try to listen
And believe
But I rebel
And don't perceive
What God designs
For future days
And I continue
In this haze

Chorus
I know the plans I have for you
Plans for what is good and true
Plans to give you hope, baby girl

Verses
Answers come
And sometimes suck
And I go lookin'
For a ---
Then I turn back
And hold the hand
Of the baby
 From the man
Who daily died
Upon the bed
Tiny pills
In his head

So here I stand
And gaze at you
Nothing left
For me to do
But keep on praying
And believing
That my Lord
Will stand here too
So I do
Wouldn't you?

Chorus
I know the plans I have for you
Plans for what is good and true
Plans to give you hope, baby girl
I know the plans I have for you
Plans for what is good and true
Plans to give you hope in this world

Bridge
Don't you worry. Don't you fret.
I'm not gonna worry. I won't forget.
No, don't you worry. Don't you fret.
I will protect you. I won't forget.
I'll walk beside you in this world.
Remember what your mama said:
I'm with you, girl.

Repeat chorus - out


5) Boys named Jon

Verses
My three loves were boys named Jon
Silly, sweet and sexy-fun
Liked to laugh and dance and run
Loved me softly, everyone.

Hold their shoulders firmly there.
Bee-stung lips and wavy hair.
My oh my I do declare
Boys named Jon are everywhere.

Chorus
These Jons. These Jons.
Like to run around with boys named Jon.

Verse
His name's Wade and it's okay.
We might try it out someday.
All I know is what I say,
It's usually Jon who comes my way.

Chorus
These Jons. These Jons.
Like to run around with boys named Jon.
These Jons. These Jons.
Tried to settle down with boys named Jon.

Bridge
Wild and simple, fancy free.
Boys named Jon like girls like me.
Here comes one - oh can it be?
Boys named Jon take energy.

Verse
Bedroom girls like Johnnies too.
Gives them lots of work to do.
Boys named Jon always come through.
Cutie, is that your name too?

Repeat chorus
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