The Devil's Garden

There’s a garden the Devil owns 
Her roots run deep, her story old 

Didn’t have mischief on my mind 
Til I saw her ruby red light 
The grapes of wrath, a dancing flame 
Jezabelling lowly moths who stray 

Her price is high but it looks free 
The Devil’s Garden got its claws on me 

Here I go again, always playing in 
The Devil’s Garden 
Welcomed like a friend, I do my reveling in 
The Devil’s Garden 

A kind gatekeeper let me through 
Friendly faces that’s how they get you 
With silken chains she drew me in 
And now I beg to do her every whim 

I can’t find the exit gate 
The Devil’s Garden blinds all who play 

Here I go again always playing in 
The Devil’s Garden 
She is not my friend, but still I revel in 
The Devil’s Garden 

She dresses for her company 
Just to hide her wolf like teeth 
She has a way to keep your eyes 
Fixed on her and filled with desire 

Here I go again, I’m always playing in 
The Devil’s Garden 

Here I go again, always playing in 
The Devil’s Garden 
Welcomed like a friend, I do my reveling in 
The Devil’s Garden 

Here I go again, always playing in 
The Devil’s Garden 

Here I go again always playing in 
The Devil’s Garden 
She is not my friend, but still I revel in 
The Devil’s Garden 

There’s a garden the Devil owns 
Her roots run deep, her story old

Part 1 of 3

Tamworth Songwriters Association Awards - Jan 2016
• Top 5 Finalist: The Devil's Garden (Alt Country, Blues & Bluegrass)

Australian Songwriters Association Awards - Dec 2015
• Top 30 Finalists: The Devil's Garden
• Top 10 Country Finalist: The Devil's Garden (9th Overall)

American Songwriter Daily Discovery - Sept 2015
• The Devil's Garden Q&A HERE

Trying to Pray

Oh Lord I’m trying to pray 
It’s been so long I don’t know what to say 
Oh Lord I’m trying to pray 
It’s been so long I don’t know what to say 

I’ve been a freeloading fool, 
Living for selfish gain 
I don’t deserve forgiveness, 
But I know I wanna change 
Now I’m down in a deep black pit, 
Wiping away my tears 
There’s no light there’s no sound, 
If I ask Lord will you hear 

Oh Lord I’m trying to pray 
It’s been so long I don’t know what to say 
Only you can lift me up 
And take away this bitter cup 
I’m down, I’m down so far down 
So far down, So far down 

I’ve never felt so high, 
Down here on bended knee 
Lift me up in your time Lord, 
I want to know you and believe 
The only way is up now, 
I know it’s a long long climb 
And if I fall again, 
Will you catch me this time 

Oh Lord I’m trying to pray 
It’s been so long I don’t know what to say 
Only you can lift me up 
And take away this bitter cup 
I’m down, I’m down so far down 
So far down, So far down 

I’d lost the will to live 
I thought the end was nigh 
Then a star from the heaven’s fell 
And I knew you’d heard my cry 

Oh Lord I’m trying to pray 
It’s been so long I don’t know what to say 
Oh Lord I’m trying to pray 
It’s been so long I don’t know what to say 

Oh Lord I’m trying to pray 
It’s been so long I don’t know what to say 
Only you can lift me up 
And take away this bitter cup 
I’m down, I’m down so far down 
So far down, So far down

Part 2 of 3

2015 International Songwriting Competition
• Semi-Finalist: Trying to Pray (Christian)

Tamworth Songwriters Association Awards - Jan 2016
• Top 5 Finalist: Trying to Pray (Gospel)

Australian Songwriters Association Awards - Dec 2015
• Top 30 Finalists: Trying to Pray
 

Down the River

C’mon Darlin’ take my hand 
I think its time we put to bed 
All the lonesome guilty chains 
Best leave’em on the riverbank 
Leave’em on the riverbank 

Ain’t no crops to grow around here 
We’ve sown plenty, we’ve shed our tears 
Oh the clouds are back its getting rough 
Let’s sing Liza Jane and cuddle up 
Sing Liza Jane and cuddle up 

Down the river, the long long river, 
to Pontchartrain or Toulouse 
Got nothing planned, ‘except being ur man 
and writing sweet billets-doux 
Down the river, the Mississippi river, 
sipping on southern shine 
And holding ur had to a far better land, 
I’ll love ya til river runs dry 
I’m gonna love ya til the river runs dry 

You can bask in the warm summer rain 
I’ll catch lightning bugs along the way 
There’s a whole lot more for us on downstream 
My jole blon you’ll always be 
My jole blon you’ll always be 

Down the river, the long long river, 
to Pontchartrain or Toulouse 
Got nothing planned, ‘except being ur man 
and writing sweet billets-doux 
Down the river, the Mississippi river, 
sipping on southern shine 
And holding ur had to a far better land, 
I’ll love ya til river runs dry 
I’m gonna love ya til the river runs dry 

Oh the rivers wide, Oh the rivers deep 
Oh the rivers wide, Oh the rivers deep 

Down the river, the long long river, 
to Pontchartrain or Toulouse 
Got nothing planned, ‘except being ur man 
and writing sweet billets-doux 
Down the river, the Mississippi river, 
sipping on southern shine 
And holding ur had to a far better land, 
I’ll love ya til river runs dry 
I’m gonna love ya til the river runs dry 
I’m gonna love ya til the river runs dry 

Down the river, the long long river, 
down the river we go 
Down the river, the long long river, 
down the river we go 
Down the river, the long long river

Part 3 of 3