Hank Woji—THERE WAS A TIME

There Was A Time
2010

Song Lyrics (click for quick link)

Warm East Texas Rain
She Won't Be Back Again
Deep Ellum Blues
Loretta
I Don't Like The Rain
The Ballad Of Bernie

Just When I Think
No One To Talk To
Jesus Christ
There Was A Time
My Last Ole Dollar


Warm East Texas Rain – Hank Woji

© 2005 Thundering Waves Music all rights reserved


I love the way, your hair so gently falls
As you brush it from your eyes
And your laughter now, so lightly lifts my heart
And, I feel like I could fly

Because your love, it washes over me
Like a warm east Texas rain
And I never dreamed, in my wildest dreams
I could feel this way again

My spirits soar, whenever you’re around
You can see it in my eyes
And in my heart, I know if you’ll abide
I could show you paradise

Because your love, it washes over me
Like a warm east Texas rain
And I never dreamed, in my wildest dreams
I could feel this way again

Now I see clouds above you, trouble in gray
Oh, but I know you’re gonna fly right thru somehow
The storm will pass, Time will dry your tears
I’ll be right here when you touch down

Come stand by me, I will take your hand
And whisper words so true
And then you’ll know, The secret here in my heart
I can’t hide my love for you

Because your love, it washes over me
Like a warm east Texas rain
And I never dreamed, in my wildest dreams
I could feel this way again


She Won't Be Back Again– Hank Woji

© 2008 Thundering Waves Music ASCAP all rights reserved

 

She’ll be leaving in the mornin’
One way ticket in her purse
He tried to tell her that he loved her
But it only made things worse
She always knew this day was comin’
But she didn’t know just when
Now, she’ll be leaving in the mornin’
And she wont be back again

He was a brash West Texas cowboy
She was a small town prairie girl
Head full of dreams and aspirations
She came to find it was his world
She always wished that he had loved her
Much as that damned old rodeo
Or that waitress up in Tulsa
How could he think she didn’t know

Years of promises gone broken
Years of jealousy and rage
Her weary heart just kept on reachin’
But now it’s time
She knows it’s time, to turn the page

Now he’s standing in the doorway
A loaded pistol in his hand
Not the endin’ she had hoped for
Nor the way he had it planned
He said he couldn’t live without her
Not one God forsaken day
She tried to tell him she still loved him
He pulled the trigger anyway

Years of promises gone broken
Years of jealousy and rage
Her weary heart just kept on reachin’
But it was time,
Oh, it was time, to turn the page


Deep Ellum Blues – Traditional

 

 

Well if you go down to Deep Elem, put your money in your shoes
Women in Deep Elem got them Deep Elem blues

Chorus
Oh sweet mama, your daddy's got them Deep Elem blues
Oh sweet mama, your daddy's got them Deep Elem blues

When you go down to Deep Elem, to have a little fun
Have your ten dollars ready when the policeman comes

[chorus]

Once I knew a preacher, preached the bible through and through
Went down to Deep Elem now his preaching days are through

[chorus]

Oh, I once loved a woman, she meant the world to me
She went down to Deep Elem, now she ain't what she used to be

[chorus]

When you go down to Deep Elem, put your money in your pants
The women in Deep Elem they don't give a man a chance

[chorus]


I Don't Like The Rain – Hank Woji

© 2009 Thundering Waves Music ASCAP all rights reserved

 

CHORUS: I don’t like the rain, I don’t like the rain
I don’t like the rain, I don’t like the rain
Always bring me trouble, always bring me pain
No, I don’t like the rain, I don’t like the rain

Night my Suzy left me, rain come pourin’ down
Night my Suzy left me, rain come pourin’ down
Some say it was that gambler, the one from Houstontown
Oh, the night my Suzy left me the rain come pourin’ down

Chorus

Storm clouds brought the bankers that took my home away
Storm clouds brought those bankers that took my home away
They sold me on a dream at a price I couldn’t pay
Storm clouds brought the bankers that took my home away

 

Chorus

Rain fell tears from heaven, the day my daddy died
Rain fell tears from heaven, the day my daddy died
The good lord called him home, Mama held my hand and cried
Rain fell tears from heaven, the day my daddy died

I don’t like the rain, I don’t like the rain
I don’t like the rain, I don’t like the rain
Always bring me trouble, always bring me pain
No, I don’t like the rain, I don’t like the rain

I don’t like the rain… I don’t lik…rain


The Ballad of Bernie – Hank Woji

© 2008 Thundering Waves Music ASCAP all rights reserved

 

Oh, He seemed like a real nice feller
Yeah, he seemed like a regular guy
Now, I didn’t take him for the kind of a man
Who’d poke his finger right in your eye

Bernie had the angles all covered
He said “Boys we’re all a gonna get rich”
But a trip to the cleaners is all we got
And he left us wearin’ not a stitch

Cause, Bernie made off with our money
Bernie made off with our dough
Bernie made off with our life savings
Where did all the money go?

Now, everybody trusted old Bernie
They said he was the cats meow
Yeah, Bernie ran a real tight ship all right
Till his titanic ponzi sank and drown

Bernie stole from little ‘ol ladies
He stole from all his Ritzy clientele
Old Bernie even stole from Sandy Koufax
For that alone he’ll burn in hell

Cause, Bernie made off with our money
Bernie made off with our dough
Bernie made off with our life savings
Where did all the money go?

Bernie got caught with his fingers
Stuck in a gold plated cookie jar
Now, people just shake their heads and wonder
How did Bernie ever get so far?

Some say we should show no mercy
Others say he’s way beyond all hope
Just lock him up, toss away the key
Or maybe let’s go out and get us some rope

Cause, Bernie made off with our money
Bernie made off with our dough
Bernie made off with our life savings
Tell me, where did all the money go?


Just When I Think – Hank Woji

© 2001 Thundering Waves Music ASCAP all rights reserved

 

Hust when I think I don’t love you no more
The phone starts ringin’ again
You’re callin’ me up three thousand miles,
Just needed to talk with a friend
And you say that you’re happy and everything’s fine
You just had a bad day that’s all
So I tell you I miss you, you say you still care
And I feel like I’m startin’ to fall,
Oh yeah, I feel like I’m fallin’ again

Just when I think I don’t love you no more
You tell me you’ve found someone new
Then that same old pain starts achin’ again
And I know that my heart is still true
So, you say what’s the matter, is anything wrong?
You’re not talkin’ with me anymore
I just sit here in silence, my heart cryin’ out
What the hell did you tell me that for?,
Oh what the hell did you tell me that for?

Just when I think I don’t love you no more
You’re sayin’ hey, I gotta go
Then you tell me ya still miss me and maybe someday
I should come out to see Idaho
So I hang up the phone and I sit here alone
Still don’t know why it went wrong
Through thousands of miles and two long years
I still feel what I’ve felt all along

Oh, the time that we shared seems so little, compared
to the time that we’ve wasted apart
And pictures and mem’ries and long distance calls
Ain’t no cure for this broken heart, sure ain’t no cure for my broken heart

Just when I think I don’t love you no more,
The phone starts ringin’ again


No One To Talk To – Hank Woji

© 2005 Thundering Waves Music ASCAP all rights reserved

 

There’s no one to talk to at two in the morning
The bars are all closin’ now, I’m all alone
The sun will be risin’ soon tomorrow is dawnin’
But, there’s no one to talk to at two in the mornin’

Is anyone listenin’ to the songs I been playin’
Yeah, I know, the words don’t always rhyme
My life is singin’ like a song without a chorus
I just can’t seem to find the time

And has anyone seen my sweet lovin’ woman
She’s been gone so long
I swore to myself that I could live without her
But a year has gone and I still love her so

No one to talk to at three in the morning
Everybody’s sleepin’ now, I’m all alone
The sun will be risin’ soon tomorrow is dawnin’
But, there’s no one to talk to at three in the mornin’


There Was A Time – Hank Woji

© 2006 Thundering Waves Music ASCAP all rights reserved

 

Sometimes I feel, I'm just going through the motions
Some days I feel like I could cry
At times my mind, gets filled with crazy notions
Like today, well, I could just lay down and die.

But, there was a time, the road went on forever
There was a time, the world was mine to roam
And there was a time, the seas would gently roll me
Fair winds would always carry me back home

The sun it shines, but I don't cast no shadow
Night time sky so void of stars
Loneliness, well, it aches right to the marrow
I look ahead, but I can’t see so far

But, there was a time, the road went on forever
There was a time, the world was mine to roam
And there was a time, the seas would gently roll me
Fair winds would always carry me back home

I close my eyes, but sleep is just a stranger
I walk the halls through dead of night
Mem'ries rise, to curse the dawn in anger
And not a dream to dream in sight

But, there was a time, the road went on forever
There was a time, the world was mine to roam
And there was a time, the seas would gently roll me
Fair winds would always carry me back home

There was a time, the road went on forever
There was a time, the world was mine to roam
And there was a time, the seas would gently roll me
Fair winds would always carry me back home


My Last Ole Dollar – Traditional

 

 

My last ole dollar is gone
Oh, my last ole dollar's gone
How can a poor boy get back home
When his last ole dollar is gone?

I wrote to my gal last night
Oh, I wrote to my gal last night
Wrote to my gal that I was coming home
But my last ole dollar is gone

My last ole dollar is gone
Oh, my last ole dollar's gone
How can a poor boy get back home
When his last ole dollar is gone?

That east bound train done run
Oh, that east bound train done run
That train done run, and left me here alone
Cause my last ole dollar is gone

 

CHORUS

Oh, I dranked and I rambled round
Yeah, I dranked and rambled round
Now the time has come and I want to go home
But my last ole dollar is gone

My last ole dollar is gone
Oh, my last ole dollar's gone
How can a poor boy get back home
When his last ole dollar is gone?
How can a poor boy get back home
When his last ole dollar is gone?