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How Much

HOW MUCH
a country lament by Blind Peanut Nicholson

So how much for some simple friction
Or a nuzzle on the ear
How much for you to listen
While I tell you my darkest fears

How much for you to show me
The dreams you keep hidden inside
How much for us to just be here
Breathing side by side

(bridge)
How much for you to notice
The pain I can’t express
I didn’t come here to drink overpriced beer
Or to watch someone undress

How much for you to hold me
How much to let me cry
How much do you charge for a reason to live
Or some comfort before I die
How much do you charge for a reason to live
Or some comfort before I die

The Songs of Blind Peanut Nicholson – SONGBOOK

We are pleased to announce the publication by Citizens Creative PRESS of “The Songs of Blind Peanut Nicholson – Greatest Hits Vol. 1.” This collection includes the full lyrics for such classics as “You’ve Stolen My Heart,” “De Facto Divorce,” “If You’d Been Thinkin’,” “Moonshine Song,” and more from the Sage of Possum Claw, Arkansas – eleven songs in all! To access the PDF (designed for double-sided printing), just click the link below.

Songs of Blind Peanut Nicholson – Greatest Hits Vol. 1

And be on the lookout for Peanut’s first recorded tracks, coming soon…

Slow Motion Train Wreck

Slow Motion Train Wreck
by “Blind Peanut” Nicholson

The train is approaching the curve, and the brakes have all failed
Watch carefully now, as the wheels gently lift off of the rails
The passengers open their mouths but they can’t make a sound
It’s a slow motion train wreck and it’s a long long way to the ground

Slooooooooooooooooooooooooooow motion train wreck
Slooooooooooooooooooooooooooow motion train wreck

Someone missed the signs, someone was asleep at the switch
We may never know the responsible son of a bitch
But that doesn’t matter, laws of physics have taken control
And all you can do is hold tight & pray for your soul

Slooooooooooooooooooooooooooow motion train wreck
Slooooooooooooooooooooooooooow motion train wreck

The connections are broken, the cars buckle and fly
The people inside don’t have time to think “I’m gonna die”
They’re over the edge, the ground rushes to meet them
The next thing you know, there’s St Peter to greet them

Slooooooooooooooooooooooooooow motion train wreck
Slooooooooooooooooooooooooooow motion train wreck

So now it’s all over, the wreckage crumples and burns
The experts will analyze, maybe some lessons we’ll learn
But wait, what’s that sound, what’s that noise at the top of the hill
The next train is coming, it’s coming, yes it’s coming still
(and they don’t know)

Slooooooooooooooooooooooooooow motion train wreck
(here it comes)
Slooooooooooooooooooooooooooow motion train wreck

DON’T HAVE ANY DIAMONDS

(a song by Blind Peanut Nicholson)

Well I don’t have any diamonds
And I don’t have much cash
What I have instead is a headache
And a persistent rash

And I know I don’t have much hair left
And I know I don’t have much time
But I still have my sense of humor
And some facility with a rhyme

(chorus)
As the world falls apart
I find I still have my heart
As we head on down the hole
I find I still have my soul

And maybe I could have done better
And maybe you could as well
But the Lord understands just what we’ve been through
And that oughta keep us from hell

(chorus)
As the world falls apart
Try not to lose heart
As we head on down the hole
Just hold on to your soul

YOU’VE STOLEN MY HEART

YOU’VE STOLEN MY HEART
by Blind Peanut Nicholson

(chorus)
You’ve stolen my heart, my dear
The cameras recorded the deed
You’ve stolen my heart, my dear
Exactly the one that I need
You’ve stolen my heart, my dear
Did you think it was some kind of joke
I needed that heart, my dear
To replace the one that you broke

I waited so patiently
For my turn to come around
But when the day came for my transplant
My heart was nowhere to be found

(chorus)

(bridge)
How was I to know
when you decided to go
and leave me just hanging in air
That you’d settle down
In a far distant town
Well-known for cardiac care

(chorus)

THIS MIGHT BE A BIG HIT COUNTRY SONG

THIS MIGHT BE A BIG HIT COUNTRY SONG
by Blind Peanut Nicholson

One night I was driftin off to sleep
I’d asked the Lord my soul to keep
A couple of lines drifted through my head
Made me jump straight out of bed

Stumbled to my desk and scribbled em down
Next thing I knew I was just goin to town
Thought to myself, “I could be wrong
But this might be a big hit country song”

So I brought it to the band, said “Check out this verse”
They looked it over, said “Well, we’ve seen worse”
But when they came to the break they were playing strong
Sure sounded like a big hit country song

[instrumental break]

We decided to try it before a live crowd
They were getting kind of rowdy, they were getting kind of loud
But when we got to the chorus they were singing along
Looks like we got ourselves a big hit country song

Well, the record company thought it was great
It debuted on the charts at Number Eight
It got heavy rotation, right where it belonged
This simple little big hit country song

Now it’s gone past its prime, it’s aged quite a bit
It’s on Volume One of our Greatest Hits
Download it if you want to, its life you’ll prolong
Our simple little big hit country song

That’s the Way She Shows Me She Loves Me

THAT’S THE WAY SHE SHOWS ME SHE LOVES ME
A “Blind Peanut Nicholson” song

It’s a quarter past two in the morning
I have managed to find my way home
But the living room light
Lets me know it’s all right
She is waiting for me all alone

So I open the door oh so quiet
She is sitting asleep in her chair
A rolling pin on her lap
Hope she’s enjoying her nap
And she won’t hear me creep up the stairs

“Just where do you think you’re goin’?”
Comes that voice that I so love to hear
“Throw those clothes in the wash
And go sleep on the couch
‘Cause you reek of tobacco and beer.”

That’s the way she shows me she loves me
She’s concerned for my welfare, you see
And when she berates me
I know she don’t hate me
I’m a right lucky guy you’ll agree

The buffet smells so inviting
I believe I might get a fresh plate
But she gives me that stare
That knocks me back in my chair
“You’re supposed to be watchin’ your weight.”

That’s the way she shows me she loves me
My well-being is her prime concern
‘Cause if she didn’t care
She’d get out of my hair
And let me slide into hell and just burn

She tells me I should be more active
To allay her heart attack fears
Though the best exercise
Would be between her thighs
And we haven’t had a workout in years

That’s the way she shows me she loves me
And she’ll love me until my last breath
If she keeps bein’ so kind
I might go out of my mind
That woman will love me to death

That’s the way she shows me she loves me
She’s concerned for my welfare, you see
And when she berates me
I know she don’t hate me
I’m a right lucky guy you’ll agree