Cassie Jean and the Fireflies Lyrics

Heart over Head Album
©2021 All rights reserved. Lyrics by Cassie Barbaresi.
Composed and arranged by Cassie Barbaresi and Rich Odato

 

Mrs Mavis 

Me oh my oh Mrs. Mavis 

Think of all the love she gave us all 

Oh she gave us all oooaaaallll 

Whiskey in a teacup 

Pour me more and drink in up now oh 

Drink it up now oh ooo waaa ohh 

She got a whole lotta lovin to give 

But can’t find a single shubby willing to live 

Living it on out like she wanted to 

Oh there’s only one thing to do 

Move it along 

Move it along 

Move it alooooong 

Move it along 

Louisiana Mississippi 

That Yankee Doodle sure gone miss me ohh 

Gonna miss me ohh 

Alligator crocodile 

Wrestled her a taste of jambalaya  

I ain’t lying ohhhh ooo ohh 

Left lucky to Kentucky from the Delta land 

When she couldn’t find no love with a Cajun man 

Spice was nice but her flavor is wild 

Grabbed her beads she’s headin’ out in style 

Move it along 

Move it along  

Move it aloooonng 

That Georgia love Lane is a must 

Helped a woman in labor on a greyhound bus ah ooh 

Men why you fussin ah ooh? 

To T-E-N-N ess E-E 

Them Nashville boys wanna marry me ahh ooo  

She’s a handful ooo ooh ahhh ooo 

Took the trolly from the valley across the river 

Left the ring and brought the guitar 

Thumbs on up now with a pick in her hand 

Sweet hitchhiker in a traveling band 

Move it along  

Move it along 

Move it aloooonng 

Mrs. Mavis on the move 

There’s only one thing left to do ahhh oooo 

She’s a heading on home  

She laid her bed to rest her bones 

Right there next to her long lost soul ahh ohh 

How she missed him so  

Me oh my oh Mrs. Mavis 

Think of all the love she gave us all 

Oh she gave us all oooaaaalll 

Whiskey in a teacup 

Pour me more and drink in up now oh 

Drink it up now oh ooo waaa ohh 

She got a whole lotta lovin to give 

But can’t find a single shubby willing to live 

Live it on out like she wanted to 

Oh there’s only one thing to do 

Move it along 

Move it along (me oh my Mrs. Mavis…) 

 

Heart Over Head 

Set a twirl in a whirlwind 

Of proper and pose 

Adrift in a world 

Where anything goes 

Mystery speaks 

Everyone seems to know 

Give them a chance 

They’ll let it all show 

  

So hold your heart, sweet darling, 

Over your head 

Sudden it may start 

You’ll soon see sudden as it ends 

Caught in a place 

Between misery and Grace 

Give it some time 

Sweet child, you will soon find 

(When you leave it all) 

  

Gone with the sun 

All your worries behind 

Follow instead 

your heart over head 

  

Spend your life  

Lovin’ as a logical man 

Pain it will follow 

No matter your plan 

You want a clean getaway 

Walking in Wonderland 

The heart has its way 

Reason won’t understand 

  

So hold your heart, sweet darling, 

Over your head 

Sudden as it may start 

You’ll soon see sudden as it ends 

Caught in a place 

Between misery and Grace 

Give it some time 

Sweet child, you will soon find 

When you leave it all 

Gone with the sun 

All your worries behind 

Follow instead 

your heart over head 

  

If you’ve stumbled, staggered, or stalled 

If you’re done making sense of it all 

If you’re made of passion, promise, and hope, 

If you’ve certain you’ve a heart of gold 

  

Hold your heart, sweet darling, 

Over your head 

Sudden it may start 

You’ll soon see sudden as it ends 

Caught in a place 

Between misery and Grace 

Give it some time 

Sweet child, you will soon find 

When you leave it all 

Gone with the sun 

All your worries behind 

Follow instead 

your heart over head 

Follow instead 

your heart over head 

Follow instead your heart over head 

 

Tomorrow 

There was a time it seemed so long ago 

Where the sun did shine and the moon did glow 

This here side of the grass was green 

But all I could see was right in front of me 

Smooth sailin’ that’s the Devil’s trick 

The scary part well that came on quick 

That’s why we hold to the hope of tomorrow 

  

There’s something about the way we’ll 

always wait until tomorrow 

Forget the joys and sorrows of today 

There’s something about the way the wind comes  

blowing in the morning 

Carry my soul away and I’ll be okay 

I’ll be ok 

  

Time’s too slow I don’t stand a chance 

Someone teach this old heart again to dance 

It’s all one foot In front of the other 

But I’m here now and I’m leaning on you brother 

We never heal as hard as we’re hit 

That’s why we carry what we never will forget  

Just hold to the hope of tomorrow 

  

There’s something about the way we’ll 

always wait until tomorrow 

Forget the joys and sorrows of today 

There’s something about the way the wind comes  

blowing in the morning 

Carry my soul away and I’ll be okay 

I’ll be ok 

  

There’s something about the way we’ll 

always wait until tomorrow 

Forget the joys and sorrows of today 

There’s something about the way the wind comes  

blowing in the morning 

Carry my soul away and I’ll be okay 

I’ll be ok 

 

Sun Don’t Rise (Just To Hear You Crow) 

You came in with that walk that talk to me 

Strut your stuff like you got everything that I need 

We both knew you were lookin so fine 

The kinda man that should come with a warning sign 

Ain’t some things too good to be true? 

You with your juju hoodoo you do voodoo 

I was ready let you make me out a fool 

That was okay I thought you were falling too 

  

You’re a hound dog  

Sneaky slug 

Up to no good player 

I open up my heart 

Then you use it on me later  

I leave my door open just to watch you go  

You know the sun don’t rise just to hear you crow 

You were never quite a man of your word 

If you would a listened, now honey, you might have heard 

Back at my door for more what do you think you’re doing? 

If you’re more a man of action go on get get moving 

You got that drawl that’ll make a girl drool 

But if them lips are moving they’re lyin I’m trying to play cool 

You got me torn damn near twisted in two  

Oh said a Oh sweet Lord now what am I to do? 

You’re a hound dog 

Sneaky slug 

Up to no good player 

I open up my heart 

Then you use it on me later  

I leave my door open just to watch you go  

You know the sun don’t rise just to hear you crow 

Granny saw me troubling she ain’t even need to ask 

She said “I told you little lady he’s a snake in the grass 

Once a man, twice a boy 

Now hold your head up dear you ain’t no trophy or toy” 

Ooh ooh ooh. Ooh ooh yeah 

You’re a hound dog  

Sneaky slug 

Up to no good player 

I open up my heart 

Then you use it on me later  

I leave my door open just to watch you go  

You know the sun don’t rise 

You know the sun don’t rise 

You know the sun don’t rise just to hear you crow 

 

Turn the Page 

Tell me all the stories that you know 

Tell me all the places you want to go 

You write the pages I’ll write the book  

You’ve got the scene and I’ve gotta look 

Everything from here is open road 

Let it out oh let it in  

Come let it all begin 

From here on out it’s here within 

Gonna live until the end 

If you don’t know where you’re goin 

Don’t know whatever which way 

But you’re giving up or giving in  

Go on and give it another day 

Turn the page 

If you’ve got the time than I’ve got today 

If you’ve got a will then I’ve got a way 

Here we go on to another chapter 

What comes after happily ever after 

Everything from here is open road 

Let it out oh let it in  

Come let it all begin 

From here on out it’s here within 

Gonna live until the end 

If you don’t know where you’re goin 

Don’t know whatever which way 

But you’re giving up or giving in  

Go on and give it another day 

Turn the page 

 

Fact or fiction I’m just wishin’ to know what tomorrow holds 

Cause everything from here is open road 

Let it out oh let it in  

Come let it all begin 

From here on out it’s here within 

Gonna live until the end 

If you don’t know where you’re goin 

Don’t know whatever which way 

But you’re giving up or giving in  

Go on and give it another day 

Turn the page 

Turn the page 

It’s your story turn the page why complain when we can change 

Oh, it’s your story turn the page 

Oh, it’s your story turn the page 

Oh, it’s your story turn the page 

 

Ain’t Nobody Gonna Bother Me 

Ain’t nobody gonna bother me 

Ain’t nobody gonna bother me 

Ain’t nobody, Ain’t nobody, 

Ain’t nobody, Ain’t nobody gonna bother me 

  

I got a pocket full of cash and my love that I stash away (do do do do do) 

I keep it here in my brassiere cause I know that’s where it’s gonna stay 

I got a 56’ Chevy, a two dollar bill 

The world is gonna do with you just what it will 

I know I got the right to feel 

But that don’t worry me 

  

Ain’t nobody gonna bother me 

Ain’t nobody gonna bother me 

Ain’t nobody, Ain’t nobody, 

Ain’t nobody, Ain’t nobody gonna bother me 

  

I walk a little bit slower in the morning than night 

I give a hell of a run if you twist my arm right 

End of the day it’s been so long 

It don’t much matter if I’m right or you’re wrong 

I know my faith in the Lord is strong 

So your shit don’t worry me 

  

Ain’t nobody gonna bother me 

Ain’t nobody gonna bother me 

Ain’t nobody, Ain’t nobody 

Ain’t nobody, Ain’t nobody gonna bother me 

  

No matter the chatter everybody always telling us what they know (do do do do do) 

One thing’s for certain life’ll send us forwards backwards left right to and fro 

We’re all just trying to get by 

Maybe keep it to yourself and we will be just fine 

There ain’t no reason to cry 

Don’t let it all worry you 

  

Ain’t nobody gonna bother me 

Ain’t nobody gonna bother me 

Ain’t nobody, Ain’t nobody, 

No  Ain’t nobody, Ain’t nobody 

No Ain’t nobody, Ain’t nobody, Ain’t nobody Ain’t nobody gonna bother me 

 

All My Life 

It’s been a long whole while 

Since I’ve done anything worth while 

Yah it’s been so long 

Another day gone 

On comes the dark of night 

I’m here a howling at the moonlight 

Here I go again  

My own best friend 

Numb it all like a novocaine 

All the barley brew that I can take 

Just keep a telling myself 

It’ll be alright 

All my life 

I’ve been searching for 

Wanting more 

But this is haunting oh 

With all I got 

I’m gonna give it all away 

For someone to hold me tight 

And forget all these cold lonely nights 

But without you 

Here I am 

Just another sad song 

It’s been 

All my life  

All of my life 

It’s a long fight 

Fighting the lone fight 

Learning what it means 

Just to be alive 

Too many give up 

Too many gone and give in 

I’ma hold this out 

See how it all ends 

Maybe it’s a shot in the dark 

No reason it’s got to be so hard 

It’ll find its way 

I’ma wait to wait another day 

What I hate about love 

Is it won’t let up  

Bring me down around the fire 

Get me high like a drug  

Carry on the way we do 

When the day is done 

I won’t give up on you 

All my life 

I’ve been searching for 

Someone like you 

Now I long no more 

And all I wanna do 

Is give you all of mine 

Now I’ma hold you tight 

And remember those cold lonely nights 

Before I met you  

It took some time 

It’s been all my life 

Waiting for 

My oh my love of my life 

My oh my love of my life 

My oh my you’re the love of my life 

 

The Remedy 

When you need something you don’t know what 

Little bit of nothing to fill your cup 

Try holdin on to Heaven just to save your soul 

But you’re all goin down where the good Lord know 

  

Give a little, hold a little, take a little more, 

Hear the wolves a howling they’re a heading to your door 

Ain’t nobody give a damn to save your soul 

Cause you’re all going down where the good Lord know 

The good Lord know 

If you got the need 

We got the remedy 

Ain’t nobody else but you that’s gonna set it free 

Nobody here gonna tell you no 

We light it up, ignite it up 

Here we go 

  

Give a man a chance oh he’ll pocket your time 

Thieve your heart and break your dime 

Lose a little more just to keep it on track 

But you all done forget what you can’t get back 

  

Wondering where you went wrong to wind up all alone 

Hoping for the good Lord to throw a dog a bone 

Deal a little down south to make up what you lack 

But you all done and sold what you can’t get back 

Can’t get back 

  

If you got the need 

We got the remedy 

Ain’t nobody else but you that’s gonna set it free 

Nobody here gonna tell you no 

We light it up, ignite it up 

Here we go 

  

They bring the fire we bring the flood 

We got the heat a brewing in our blood 

Ain’t nobody gonna tell us no 

We light it up ignite it up Here we go 

OooooOoooo OooooOooooWaooWaoooWaooo 

Here we go 

  

If you’ve got the need 

We’ve got the remedy 

Ain’t nobody else but you that’s gonna set it free 

Nobody here gonna tell you no 

We light it up, ignite it up 

Here we go 

 

Long Way Round 

We’ve all had them good times and some bad before 

There’s bound to be a little bit more 

Someday soon I hope I’ll find 

It’s all just a matter of time 

  

Settle for the path of least resistance 

Live a life in spite of your own existence 

But I’m tired of blaming the world for bringing me down 

Hold out for a life you’ve been waiting  

Nothin wrong with taking the long way round  

Nothin wrong with taking the long way round 

  

Gain a penny lose a dime 

The world I want is free how do I make mine? 

Lord oh where will your passions be? 

When all around me sold in for the gold and glory 

  

Settle for a path of least resistance  

Live a life in spite of your own existence  

But I’m tired of blaming the world for bringing me down 

Hold out for a life you’ve been waiting 

Ain’t nothin wrong with taken the long way round 

Nothing wrong with taken the long way round 

  

I’ve got some good music and a country road 

And the love I made I’ll leave when I go 

But if we never get lost we can never be found 

So for now I’m taking the long way round 

For now I’m taking the long way round 

  

Settle for a path of least resistance  

Live a life in spite of your own existence  

But I’m tired of blaming the world for bringing me down 

Hold out for a life you’ve been waiting 

Ain’t nothin wrong with taken the long way round 

Nothing wrong with taken the long way round 

  

I’ve Got You 

I’d give you my time 

If I knew you thought it worth a dime 

I’d lend you my hand 

If I knew you’d take it 

You sit there all alone 

What’s going on I just don’t know 

But the world is waiting for you 

  

Every now and then 

I think a time way back there when 

You gave me that look 

And know you knew it 

Something now has come and gone 

You’re finding it hard to carry on 

But the world is waiting for you 

Oh the world is waiting for you 

I’m here to lift you up 

I’m here to see you through 

At the end of the day 

My darling I’ll be right here waiting for you 

  

Sometimes it seems 

It’ll never end 

You feel as though 

You’ve no true friend 

If they understood would they really care 

Care enough to just be there 

Bear the burden of your darkest day 

  

Me, I don’t care what you’re going through 

Cause no matter the shit 

Dear I’ve got you 

Whether or not you want me to 

I’ve got you 

I know the world is waiting for you 

  

I’m here to lift you up 

I’m here to see you through 

At the end of the day 

My darling I’ll be right here waiting for you 

  

You’ll never be the same 

Oh you can’t go back 

But we can move forward 

We all know that 

Do what you do and feel what you feel 

What you become is what you will 

Be someone just like you 

The world needs someone just like you 

  

I’m here to lift you up 

I’m here to see you through 

At the end of the day 

My darling I’ll be right here waiting for you 

  

If you ever find there’s something wrong 

Something in you has come and gone 

And you’re finding it hard to carry on 

I’ve got you 

The world is waiting for you 

  

I’m here to lift you up 

I’m here to see you through 

At the end of the day 

My darling I’ll be right here waiting for you 

I've got you 

  

What Are We Waiting For 

Here’s my heart  

It’s yours for the taking 

Keep my weary 

Soul from breaking  

I’m all yours so 

What are we waiting for 

Heavy load 

But you’re not alone now 

Steady beat Get your feet on the ground now 

I’d follow you where ever you may roam 

What are we waiting for 

Send us on our way 

A promise made tomorrow 

Don’t mean too much today 

I always dreamed we could  

I never knew if we would 

We’re ready for so much more  

What are we waiting for 

It’s a small world after all 

I’d run for miles when I hear your call 

No mind the climb you know 

Oh it’s all in the fall  

No mountain high ain’t no valley low 

Ever rambling River road 

On your mark get 

Ready set let’s go 

What are we waiting for 

Send us on our way 

A promise made tomorrow 

Don’t mean too much today 

I always dreamed we could  

I never knew if we would 

We’re ready for so much more  

What are we waiting for 

Silent light 

Begins to shine 

Like a whisper in the night 

What are we waiting for 

Send us on our way 

A promise made tomorrow 

Don’t mean too much today 

I always dreamed we could  

I never knew if we would 

We’re ready for so much more  

What are we waiting for 

Send us on our way 

A promise made tomorrow 

Don’t mean too much today 

I always dreamed we could  

I never knew if we would 

We’re ready for so much more  

What are we waiting for 

 

Hold On Tight We’re Going For A Ride 

You be the sun and I’ll be the moon 

We’d travel the world if only we could carry a tune 

I’ve got you and you’ve got me 

Ain’t a love like ours in all the galaxy 

Let’s find somewhere new that we can stay for a while 

Let’s get out of town the whole damn world’s on fire 

I know a place nobody knows 

Come on baby all systems a go 

Just hold on tight 

We’re going for a ride 

  

We gonna hitch our wagon to a star 

We’ll travel to places we ain’t never been before 

No matter how near no matter how far 

We're ridin’ the waves out there where ever we are 

We gonna forget that thang called gravity 

Cause I'm a-drawn to you and you’re a-pullin’ to me 

Wherever a will we find a way 

Oh come on baby we’re a takin' off today 

Just hold on tight 

We’re going for a ride 

We’ll leave behind all the worries and stress 

I’ll hold a tight to you afloat in the nothingness 

Here we are now the plans we’ve making 

Gonna dream away up in a constellation 

Let’s follow it all wherever it goes 

We’ll be what we'll be we’ll leave it all to the cosmooooooos  

Just hold on tight we’re goin’ for a ride 

Just hold on tight we’re goin’ for a ride 

Just hold on tight we’re goin’ for a ride 

 

Quick Trip To Hell 

I spent a night with the Devil 

Just trying to decide  

Oh if I’d be in this  

For the long ride 

A little bit too much whisky 

And them demons they were dragging me down 

But you pulled me out from the wreckage 

Led me back to higher ground 

  

You bring me on back 

You made it a quick trip to Hell 

Remind we where we’re at 

Oh yah that all is well 

I never would have come this far 

If not for the man you are 

Oh now somehow 

You bring me on back 

  

My days are running me around in circles 

And I’m not quite sure anymore 

Just where it is I’m going 

If I’ve really been there before 

Every time I fail I fall deeper 

Deeper to the depths of the damned  

But you free my wings and release me 

With just a little touch of your hand 

  

You bring me on back 

You made it a quick trip to Hell 

Remind we where we’re at 

Oh yah that all is well 

I never would have come this far 

If not for the man you are 

Oh now somehow 

You bring me on back 

  

When you fall get up and get ready 

Cause ain’t that what it’s all about 

When you’re descending to Dante’s den 

Make sure there’s someone there to follow you down 

You bring me on back 

You made it a quick trip to Hell 

Remind we where we’re at 

Oh yah that all is well 

I never would have come this far 

If not for the man you are 

Oh now somehow 

You bring me on back 

Oh now somehow 

You bring me on back 

Oh now somehow 

You bring me on back 

 

Grammy’s Chicken Soup 

Roll tide air ride 

In seat suspension 

Ticking clocks and 

Matching socks 

Too much superstition 

Empty hands 

And cover bands 

Give me such a smooth apparition 

Candy apple 

Red wagon wheels 

Oh so sweet Honeybell orange peels 

  

Time held too tightly 

Troubles taken all too lightly 

We were raised up ready 

We were raised up right 

We raise up to the cowards 

Too a scared to fight 

Raise em up 

  

Moonbeams and fireflies 

Willows and gypsies 

First thing when you open the door you see 

Is just how much she missed me 

Airborne kisses 

Dandelion wishes 

Keep me hopin’ for a little bit more 

Best part of wakin’ up 

Is getting just a little bit of morning love 

Wake me up 

  

Time held too tightly 

Troubles taken all too lightly 

We were raised up ready 

We were raised up right 

We raise up to the cowards 

Too a scared to fight 

Raise em up 

  

Don't play me a song that's already been written 

Don't wish me a dream you've already been livin 

Sipping grammy's chicken soup in the middle of a rain storm 

Waitin’ for the flash flood 

Mother Nature’s bairn born 

  

Wayward wills and thunderin’ thrills 

Grammy said 'Hurry we’re a headin’ for the hills' 

Head on up 

  

Time held too tightly 

Troubles taken all too lightly 

We were raised up ready 

We were raised up right 

We raise up to the cowards 

Too a scared to fight 

Raise em up 

Raise em up 

Raise em up

Cassie Jean Barbaresi Singer Songwriter

Lyrics by Cassie Barbaresi. Composed and arranged by Cassie Barbaresi and Rich Odato. Full album credits