Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows
  1. Justin Vernon of Bon Iver - Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow)

    My heart's in the ice house come hill or come valley
    Like a long ago Sunday when I walked through the alley
    On a cold winter's morning to a church house
    just to shovel some snow.

    I heard sirens on the train track howl naked gettin' nuder,
    An altar boy's been hit by a local commuter
    just from walking with his back turned
    to the train that was coming so slow.
    You can gaze out the window get mad and get madder,
    throw your hands in the air, say "What does it matter?"
    but it don't do no good to get angry,
    so help me I know
    For a heart stained in anger grows weak and grows bitter.
    You become your own prisoner as you watch yourself sit there
    wrapped up in a trap of your very own
    chain of sorrow.

    I been brought down to zero, pulled out and put back there.
    I sat on a park bench, kissed the girl with the black hair
    and my head shouted down to my heart
    "You better look out below!"
    Hey, it ain't such a long drop don't stammer don't stutter
    from the diamonds in the sidewalk to the dirt in the gutter
    and you carry those bruises
    to remind you wherever you go.
  2. Conor Oberst And The Mystic Valley Band - Wedding Day In Funeralville

    It's Wedding Day in Funeralville
    Your soup spoon's on your right
    The King and Queen will alternate
    With the refrigerator light
    They'll be boxing on the T.V. show
    The colored kids will sing
    Hooray for you
    And midnight's oil
    Lets burn the whole damn thing
    Felicia is my dark horse girl
    I'll take her if it rains
    She throws up punch
    Upon the host
    And says many stupid things
    But she ain't so bad
    When we're all alone
    She's as different
    As can be
    She's a part a my heart
    Don'tcha pull us apart
    She's like one of the family
    Oh no! Trouble in the attic
    Won't somebody turn on a light
    Got so, so many troubles
    Can't even tell
    Wrong from right
    I'm gonna comb my hair
    Darn my socks
    Tip my hat
    And say goodnight
    It's Wedding Day in Funeralville
    What shall I wear tonight?
    It's wedding Day in Funeralville
    What shall I wear tonight?
    My car is stuck in Washington
    And I cannot find out why
    Come sit beside me on the swing
    And watch the angels cry
    It's anybody's ballgame
    It's everybody's fight
    And the streetlamp said
    As he nodded his head
    It's lonesome out tonight
    (Repeat Chorus)
  3. Josh Ritter - Mexican Home

    It got so hot, last night, I swear
    You couldn't hardly breathe
    Heat lightning burnt the sky like alcohol
    I sat on the porch without my shoes
    And I watched the cars roll by
    As the headlights raced
    To the corner of the kitchen wall.
    Mama dear
    Your boy is here
    Far across the sea
    Waiting for
    That sacred core
    That burns inside of me
    And I feel a storm
    All wet and warm
    Not ten miles away
    My Mexican home.
    My God! I cried, it's so hot inside
    You could die in the living room
    Take the fan from the window
    Prop the door back with a broom
    The cuckoo clock has died of shock
    And the windows feel no pane
    The air's as still
    As the throttle on a funeral train.
    (Repeat Chorus)
    My father died on the porch outside
    On an August afternoon
    I sipped bourbon and cried
    With a friend by the light of the moon
    So its hurry! hurry! Step right up
    It's a matter of life or death
    The sun is going down
    And the moon is just holding its breath.
    (Repeat Chorus)
  4. My Morning Jacket - All The Best

    I wish you love and happiness
    I guess I wish you all the best
    I wish you don't do like I do
    And ever fall in love with someone like you

    'Cause if you do like I did
    You'd probably run around the block like a little kid
    But kids don't know, they can only guess
    How hard it is to wish you happiness

    I guess love is like a Christmas card
    You decorate a tree you throw it in the yard
    And it decays and dies and the snowmen melt
    Well, I knew love, I knew how love felt

    Yeah, I knew love, love knew me
    And when I walked, love walked with me
    And I got no hate and I got no pride
    And I got so much love that I just can't hide
    Well, I got so much love that I just can't hide

    Say you drive a Chevy, say you drive a Ford
    Say you drive around the town till you just get bored
    And then you change your mind for something else to do
    Then your heart gets bored with your mind and it changes you

    Well, it's a doggone shame and it's an awful mess
    I wish you love, I wish you happiness
    I wish you love, I wish you happiness
    I guess I wish you all the best
  5. Justin Townes Earle - Far From Me

  6. The Avett Brothers - Spanish Pipedream

    She was a level-headed dancer on the road to alcohol
    And I was just a soldier on my way to Montreal
    Well she pressed her chest against me
    About the time the juke box broke
    Yeah, she gave me a peck on the back of the neck
    And these are the words she spoke
    Blow up your TV throw away your paper
    Go to the country, build you a home
    Plant a little garden, eat a lot of peaches
    Try an find Jesus on your own  
    Well, I sat there at the table and I acted real naive
    For I knew that topless lady had something up her sleeve
    Well, she danced around the bar room and she did the hoochy-coo
    Yeah she sang her song all night long, tellin' me what to do
    (Repeat Chorus)
    Well, I was young and hungry and about to leave that place
    When just as I was leavin', well she looked me in the face
    I said "You must know the answer."
    "She said, "No but I'll give it a try."
    And to this very day we've been livin' our way
    And here is the reason why
    We blew up our TV threw away our paper
    Went to the country, built us a home
    Had a lot of children, fed 'em on peaches
    They all found Jesus on their own
  7. Old Crow Medicine Show - Angel From Montgomery

    I am an old woman named after my mother
    My old man is another child that's grown old
    If dreams were lightning thunder was desire
    This old house would have burnt down a long time ago
    Make me an angel that flies from Montgom'ry
    Make me a poster of an old rodeo
    Just give me one thing that I can hold on to
    To believe in this living is just a hard way to go
    When I was a young girl well, I had me a cowboy
    He weren't much to look at, just free rambling man
    But that was a long time and no matter how I try
    The years just flow by like a broken down dam.
    (Repeat Chorus)
    There's flies in the kitchen I can hear 'em there buzzing
    And I ain't done nothing since I woke up today.
    How the hell can a person go to work in the morning
    And come home in the evening and have nothing to say.
    (Repeat Chorus)
  8. Sara Watkins - The Late John Garfield Blues

    Black faces pressed against the glass
    Where rain has pressed it's weight
    Wind blown scarves in top down cars
    All share one western trait
    Sadness leaks through tear-stained cheeks
    From winos to dime-store Jews
    Probably don't know they give me
    These late John Garfield blues
    Midnight fell on Franklin Street
    And the lamppost bulbs were broke
    For the life of me, I could not see
    But I heard a brand new joke
    Two men were standing upon a bridge
    One jumped and screamed you lose
    And just left the odd man holding
    Those late John Garfield blues
    An old man sleeps with his conscience at night
    Young kids sleep with their dreams
    While the mentally ill sit perfectly still
    And live through life's in-betweens
    I'm going away to the last resort
    In week or two real soon
    Where the fish don't bite but once a night
    By the cold light of the moon
    The horses scream- the nightmares dream
    And the dead men all wear shoes
    'Cause everybody's dancin'
    Those late John Garfield blues
  9. Deer Tick featuring Liz Isenberg - Unwed Fathers

    In an Appalachian, Greyhound station 
    She sits there waiting, in a family way
    "Goodbye brother, Tell Mom I love her
    Tell all the others, I'll write someday"
    From an teenage lover, to an unwed mother
    Kept undercover, like some bad dream 
    While unwed fathers, they can't be bothered
    They run like water, through a mountain stream
    In a cold and gray town, a nurse say's "Lay down"
    'This ain't no playground, and this ain't home'
    Someone's children, out having children 
    In a gray stone building, all alone
    On somewhere else bound, Smokey Mountain Greyhound 
    She bows her head down, hummin' lullabies
    'Your daddy never, meant to hurt you ever' 
    'He just don't live here, but you've got his eyes'
    (Repeat Chorus)
    Well, they run like water,
    Through a mountain stream
  10. Those Darlins' - Let's Talk Dirty In Hawaiian

    Well, I packed my bags and bought myself a ticket
    For the land of the tall palm tree
    Aloha Old Milwaukee, Hello Waikiki
    I just stepped down from the airplane
    When I heard her say,
    "Waka waka nuka licka, waka waka nuka licka
    Would you like a lei? Eh?"
    Let's talk dirty in Hawaiian
    Whisper in my ear
    Kicka pooka mok a wa wahini
    Are the words I long to hear
    Lay your coconut on my tiki
    What the hecka mooka mooka dear
    Let's talk dirty in Hawaiian
    Say the words I long to hear
    It's a ukulele Honolulu sunset
    Listen to the grass skirts sway
    Drinking rum from a pineapple
    Out on Honolulu Bay
    The steel guitars all playing
    While she's talking with her hands
    Gimme gimme oka doka make a wish and wanta polka
    Words I understand Hey!
    (Repeat Chorus)
    Well, I boughta lota junka with my moolah
    And sent it to the folks back home
    I never had the chance to dance the hula
    Well, I guess I should have known
    When you start talking to the sweet wahini
    Walking in the pale moonlight
    Ohka noka whatta setta knocka-rocka-sis-boom-boccas
    Hope I said it right Oh!
    (Repeat Chorus)
    Let's talk dirty in Hawaiian
    Say the words I long to hear
  11. Drive-By Truckers - Daddy's Little Pumpkin

    You must be daddy's little pumpkin
    I can tell by the way you roll
    You must be daddy's little pumpkin
    I can tell by the way you roll
    Why it's quarter past eleven
    And you're sleeping on the bedroom floor
    I can see the fire burning
    Burning right behind your eyes
    I can see the fire burning
    Burning right behind your eyes
    You must of swallowed a candle
    Or some other kind of surprise
    I'm going down to Memphis
    I got three hundred dollars in cash
    I'm going down to Memphis
    I got three hundred dollars in cash
    All the women in Memphis
    Want to see how long my money will last
    I'm going downtown
    I'm gonna to rattle somebody's cage
    I'm going downtown
    I'm gonna rattle somebody's cage
    I'm gonna beat on my guitar
    And strut all around the stage
    If you see my baby coming
    Don't tell her that her daddy's in jail
    If you see my baby coming
    Don't you tell her that her daddy's in jail
    She'd sell her little pumpkin just to raise
    Her sweet daddy's bail
    You must be daddy's little pumpkin
    I can tell by the way you roll
    You must be daddy's little pumpkin
    I can tell by the way you roll
    You never do nothing
    To save your doggone soul.
  12. Lambchop - Six O'Clock News

    Wanda had a baby in nineteen fifty one.
    The father was stranger and a stranger was the son.
    Call that child James Lewis, call these rooms a home.
    Changing all them diapers polish all that chrome.
    C'mon, baby, spend the night with me
    All around the schoolyard playing all the games
    Running, laughing back and forth the kid with two first names
    Stranger in the closet, lock the diary
    The past is running faster singing harmony
    C'mon, baby, spend the night with me
    "God bless this kitchen" said the knick-knack shelf
    "The dinner's almost ready Go and wash yourself"
    Jimmy's growing up now and Wanda's growing old
    The time is growin' shorter the nights are long and cold
    C'mon, baby, spend the night with me
    Sneaking in the closet and through the diary
    Now, don't you know all he saw was all there was to see
    The whole town saw Jimmy on the six o'clock news
    His brains were on the sidewalk and blood was on his shoes
    C'mon, baby, spend the night with me
    C'mon, baby, spend the night with me