• Music clips from Tony’s albums and compilations.

    Song Lyrics

    REDMAN

    (Sarno)

    In open fields Redman ran free Under sun and moon in harmony For many thousand years And then the trail of tears

    On reservations, lost diginity We watched the tribe lose its sovereignty And with an iron hand You desecrate our land

    (chorus)

    Give back the water And give us back the land And the son and daughter of the Redman

    You celebrate Columbus His discovery You teach lies and call it history Let the children know Of our native sorrow

    (chorus)

    Let us live in our own traditions We don’t want your welfare and conditions Lakota Sioux, Mohawk, Cherokee We pray to God we will be free And give back the water…..

    WEIGHT OF THE WORLD

    (Sarno)

    I believe in the promised land And I believe in a helping hand But sometimes I wonder what to do I fight to feed my family But it comes down to him or me I put the weight of the world on you

    And what about the nuclear age We walk around in this great big cage Did we really need that invention There is famine, there is war Greed it’s a hunger, but what’s it for I put the weight of the world on you

    Live and learn, that’s what I’ve always heard All I know is live by love sing the universal word

    I know it’s a mystery and in the end I guess we’ll see I sure would hate to be alone You’re a man, so they say I hope to find out on the judgement day For now I’ll put the weight of the world on you

    BREAK THE CHAIN

    (words- Sarno music- Christopher/Sarno/Shaver)

    We got this big old sleepin’ dog, we gotta wake him up He’s been here since time began, he was just a pup It passes down through generations, and causes lots of pain We gotta stop hurtin’ children, we got to break the chain

    It was done to you… but now you’re doin’ it too Realize it’s insane…Break the chain

    How do you breathe, with your head in the sand To watch your children bleed, I just don’t understand We could clear out all the prisons , and end this awful reign We gotta save the children, we got to break the chain

    Look deep inside… no longer run and hide Can’t you see it’s insane… Break the chain

    We can’t just forgive and forget, remember and change The chain of broken lives, just gets bigger everyday

    SPIRIT

    (Sarno)

    Life slips away but the ones, that we love
    Still hold tight yet their spirit is up above

    The harder you love the harder it is to leave
    But we’re never really apart, and you must believe

    When I got my first butterfly kiss, I was just a kid
    I couldn’t understand was it something, that I did
    She was saying good-bye, and that she’d never be far away

    (then my mama said)
    Spirit flies away like a butterfly

    When one door closes another one opens again
    I feel your spirit in the eyes of my four-legged friend

    I found peace and genuine understanding
    That let me to love again

    Spirit flies away like a butterfly

    DON'T COME CRYING TO ME

    (words- Christopher/ Sarno/Donley music- Christopher/Sarno/Shaver)

    Do you remember the night we met
    I bought your drinks and lit your cigarettes
    I fell so hard I kicked myself
    Every time you make me feel there’s no one else
    But deep inside I love you and I’m sorry

    I went down to my favorite bar
    Saw my number on the bathroom wall
    I wonder who, I wonder why
    I guess it don’t beat a sharp stick in my eye
    But deep inside I love you and I’m sorry

    Don’t come cryin’ to me 3x
    ’cause I know my love will never set you free

    Do you remember sweetheart
    Holdin’ hands and kissin’ in the dark
    I guess it wasn’t nothin special
    Now you wanna get all sentimental

    Don’t come cryin’ to me
    ’cause I know my love will never set you free

    SICK & TIRED

    (words- Christopher/Sarno music- Christopher/Sarno/Shaver)

    Old silk rags peepin’ outta your bottom drawer
    HIgh-heeled shoes paintin’ faces on the floor
    Can I come around
    Pictures of you with some pretty boy in a frame
    Makin’ love to you, like a runaway train
    Baby can I still come around, can I come around

    Your feelings tattered and torn (You’re not the only one)
    Your mind is wicked and it’s worn (You’re not the only one)
    Always lonely and your wired (You’re not the only one)
    You’re not the only one who’s sick & tired

    It’s just love that separates you and me
    I get so twisted, hopin’ just to be free
    Still I come around
    Come over here lay your sorrows next to mine
    Lost souls found two hearts beatin’ in time
    Still I come around…I always come around

    You got to lie and you cheat (You’re not the only one)
    Lookin’ like a dog that’s been beat (You’re not the only one)
    You’re preachin’ to the choir (You’re not the only one)
    You’re not the only one who’s sick & tired

    OUT ON THE FARM

    (words- Perkins music- Sarno/Archer)

    sometimes i do – sometimes i don’t sometimes i will so don’t think that i won’t
    something you need to understand
    i’m a dangerous man when i ain’t got a plan
    neck deep in it – how deep does it need to get
    ‘fore you get it into your head – things might could be better
    out on the farm

    thought by now i’d own this town – but i’ll be danged, if i lay my money down
    inside out or upside down – a city smile is but a medicated frown
    bright city lights – they never go out at night
    i’ve seen all the sights – and now i’m goin’ home

    out on the farm – don’t do nobody no harm
    and i’d be givin’ my right arm just to be back there
    back on the land – that’s where i’ll make my stand
    won’t cha help me mister man – i gotta get back there

    i’m hearin’ words i couldn’t hear then
    thinkin’ bout folks, i know would call me friend
    been thinking ’bout pa in a rockin’ chair
    telling me my life was good right there
    my daddy was a man – i never thought i’d understand
    red neck and dirty hands – and nothin’ much to say
    (chorus)
    i’m goin’ home, i’m goin’ home, i’m goin’ home

    THAT DOG WON'T HUNT

    (words- Sarno music- Christopher/Sarno/Shaver)

    Lookin’ at the land of the free, tell me what you see
    It used to be the home of the brave, now he’s in agony.
    The rich man’s bank go belly up, we got to pay
    While the poor man struggles to survive, just another day.

    We’ve got to realize…It’s all a pack a lies
    Get it right between the eyes…
    That dog won’t hunt

    Jails full up with the nickel dope man, it’s futility
    While the lawyers get the big man off, on technicality
    Politicians bulls***, tellin’ us what we wanna hear
    An honest man couldn’t get elected in 1000 years

    If your lookin’ for truth… you’ll never find it on TV
    The law of the land, still ain’t no better plan
    That dog won’t hunt

    PUNCHING THE CLOCK

    (words- Perkins /Sarno music- Sarno)

    The whistle blows
    The workin day is done
    Assembly line grinds to a stop with the setting sun
    Goin’ home to her it’s all an act to me
    ‘Cause that girls’ love runs like a factory

    I’m draggin’ tail and I can use a lift
    The girl’s got me workin’ all shifts

    Punchin’ the clock (she’s the kind of work that’s hard and dirty)
    Punchin’ the clock (The kind that seems to go nowhere)
    Punchin’ the clock
    ‘Cause every dead-end job has got it’s fool who thinks he’s born to do it
    The trick is stickin’ to it
    And punchin’ the clock

    In and out
    Up and down
    Over under
    The room is dark
    On my knees
    Tryin’ to find my thunder

    Yeah the big machine never shuts down
    The hands spinin’ ’round and ’round

    POURING RAIN

    (words- Sarno music- Christopher/Sarno/Shaver)

    I can’t believe it happened again..baby
    spank me runnin’
    Hit like a jolt, a lightnin’ bolt
    You flashed a smile from across the room…and I couldn’t see
    Like in a dream, I tried to scream

    I need a little hair of the dog
    Like I need another hole in the head

    Fallin’ hard like a pourin’ rain

    Thought that I was out of the storm
    it was calm and peaceful
    Only to realize I was in the eye

    So here we gotta go again
    ’cause baby you got it goin’ on
    Fallin’ hard like a pourin’ rain

    FOR CRYING OUT LOUD

    (Christopher)

    Come over here why don’cha… and sit your sweet a** down
    And tell me about your story, one more time
    You know I’ve heard it said…in fact I think your the one who said it
    Every one gets their heart broke, it ain’t no crime

    I’ve been there before… for cryin’ out loud
    It’s gonna be alright… for cryin’ out loud
    For cryin’ out loud

    It’s always good to see you…why don’t ya take off that raincoat
    you know it’s sunny… and hell, it ain’t that cold
    Tell me what you’re hearin’…on that little radio
    The one you carry deep inside your soul

    I can’t hear it… for cryin’ out loud
    Why don’t you just tell me… for cryin’ out loud
    For cryin’ out loud

    You don’t know.. but I love you still
    For cryin’ out loud I always will

    I’ve been there before… for cryin’ out loud

    It’s gonna be alright… for cryin’ out loud

    I can’t hear it… for cryin’ out loud

    Why don’t you just tell me… for cryin’ out loud

    For cryin’ out loud

    TWO-TONE CADILLAC

    (Sarno)

    My honey sittin’ close with her hand in my lap
    Red fingernails lipstick and cool cap
    Doggy in the back seat lickin’ my ear
    See the sun settin’ low in the rear-view mirror
    Of a two-tone cadillac….She’s so fine

    Turn the neon lights up under my car
    See her strawberry hair shimmer under the stars
    Clear blue night, crescent moonlight, smiles
    Feel so good wanna drive a million miles
    In a two-tone cadillac…Shes’ so fine

    It’s all I ever wanted, don’t need no place to go
    Don’t even wanna get there,so we gotta drive real slow
    Don’t think about the future,or talk about the past
    My beautiful; green-eyed lady, you make my heart beat real fast

    Jet black cadillac passin’ us by
    Sits a real mac daddy with a gleam in his eye
    Chrome spoke wheels it was showroom new
    Honey I an’t got much but he ain’t got you
    Or a two-tone cadillac…Shes’ so fine

    She’s so fine the girl’s so fine
    She’s so fine the woman’s so fine

    THE HARD WAY

    (Sarno)

    LIFE… AIN’T A DESTINATION
    IT’S ‘BOUT LOVIN’ EVERYDAY
    BUT I ALWAYS TAKE THE SHORTCUT
    SEEMS LIKE THE EASY WAY

    I THOUGHT THE ISOLATION
    WOULD PROTECT ME FROM THE PAIN
    NO LOVE AND REAL COMMITMENT
    JUST CAUSED A LOT OF IT

    CHORUS
    I DO IT LIKE THIS
    I DO IT LIKE THAT
    I DO IT WHICH EVERYWAY
    I ALWAYS TAKE THE HARD WAY

    LIFE… AIN’T A DRESS REHEARSAL
    FAT LADY ALWAYS IN THE WINGS
    TOO MUCH WORK AND WORRY
    BE DISCONTENTED WHEN SHE SINGS

    I NEVER LIKE TO SACRIFICE
    I ALWAYS WANT IT RIGHT AWAY
    BUT IT’S EASY COME EASY GO

    CHORUS

    LIVIN' FOR THE RIDER

    (Sarno)

    WELL I KNOW THAT LOVIN’ HER IS JUST A WASTE OF MY TIME
    BUT I CAN NOT THINK HER OFF OF MY MIND

    SHE HAD HER LEATHERS ON YESTERDAY, AND I WATCHED HER RIDE AWAY
    SMELLIN’ LEATHER, GASOLINE AND PERFUME AND TASTIN’ HER TEARS
    NOW SHE RIDES WITH THE WIND
    AND I’M CHAINED UP… TO HER HEART

    I WAS LONELY TIRED AND WIRED LOST FOR SURE
    LOOKIN’ FOR SOMEBODY TO HOLD ME TIGHT WHY’D IT HAVE TO BE HER
    SHE GAVE ME JUST A LITTLE TASTE AND I CAN’T SHAKE HER
    NOW SHE’S GONE THAT LEAN MACHINE… HEARTBREAKER
    I CAN’T SAY WHY SHE’S GONE
    JUST HAD TO LET HER RIDE RIGHT ON (NOW I’M)

    CHORUS

    LIVIN’ FOR THE RIDER (IN MY DREAMS AND ALL DAY LONG)
    LIVIN’ FOR THE RIDER ( I KNOW I’M LOVIN’ ALONE)
    SHE GOT 1200 CC’S BETWEEN HER THIGHS
    AND GOT ME RIGHT BETWEEN THE EYES

    NEXT TIME I GIVE MY HEART GONNA TAKE MY TIME
    DON’T LET THAT INFATUATION FOG MY MIND
    WANNA BE ALL THERE WHEN WE SHARE THAT FIRST EMBRACE
    STAY TOGETHER FOREVER… GIVE UP THE CHASE
    ONE THING I LEARNED FROM THE BIKER MISS
    BE CAREFUL… WHO YOU KISS

    CHORUS

    GET OUT THE BACK DOOR

    (Sarno)

    GET OUT THE BACK DOOR YOU MANGY DOG GET OUT THE BACK DOOR…. (2x)

    YOU’RE MESSIN’ WITH MY MIND, I DON’T LIKE YOUR KIND GET OUT THE BACK DOOR

    GET OUT THE BACK DOOR YOU EVIL TWIN GET OUT THE BACK DOOR…. (2x)

    YOU’RE A THOUGHT I JUST CAN’T USE, YESTERDAY’S NEWS GET OUT THE BACK DOOR

    FEAR AND TREPIDATION JUST TOOK A PERMANENT VACATION

    GONNA WRITE YOU OUT THE SCRIPT YOU CAN’T GIVE ME NO MORE LIP

    GET OUT THE BACK DOOR

    GET OUT THE BACK DOOR

    GET OUT THE BACK DOOR (YOU CAME IN THROUGH THE WINDOW)

    YOU POISON MY CONDITION NOW I’M IN THER POLE POSITION

    GET OUT THE BACK DOOR

    Everytime The Whistle Whines

    (words- Fred Koller music- Sarno)

    Here come that train, I see the light
    I hear that lonesome whistle, moanin’ in the night
    It’s the midnight special, comin’ through right on time
    I’ll be listenin’ for my baby
    Everytime the whistle whines

    She packed her bags, she grabbed her hat
    But I know she’ll be comin’ on back
    Let me tell you somethin’, somethin’ ’bout that girl of mine
    She gonna miss her daddy
    Everytime the whistle whines

    And if she’s lookin’ for me, I’ll be right beneath the depot sign
    That’s where I’m gonna be
    Everytime the whistle whines

    I put a brand new penny on the track
    But that ain’t gonna bring my baby back
    I’m still lookin’, lookin’ for that girl of mine
    I’ll be listenin’ for my baby
    Everytime the whistle whines
    repeat verse 1

    CRYBABY BLUES

    (Sarno)

    GET UP BEFORE THE CAMERA
    CRY IN FRONT OF ME
    I’VE SEEN IT ALL BEFORE
    AND I GOT NO SYMPATHY
    TRYIN’ TO BLAME EVERYBODY ELSE
    AND WHAT ARE YOU DOIN’ IN BETWEEN THE SHEETS
    THEN TO MAKE MATTERS EVEN WORSE
    YOU PUT YOUR BUSINESS IN THE STREETS
    (CHORUS) I’M HAVIN’ A GOOD TIME
    IF I WIN OR I LOSE HAVIN’ A GOOD TIME
    DON’T NEED NO CRYBABY BLUES

    SLIP ON MY SIDEWALK
    BREAK YOUR SORRY A**
    YOU CALL YOUR LAWYER UP
    HE SAYS YOU MAY BE DUE SOME CASH
    YOU COME ‘A BEGGIN’ AT MY FRONT DOOR
    MY DOGGY TAKE A LITTLE BITE
    NOW YOU GOT BOTH HANDS OUT
    YOU KNOW IT JUST AIN’T RIGHT

    (CHORUS)

    I WAS FEELIN’ BAD ‘CAUSE I HAD NO SHOES
    THEN I MET A MAN WITH NO FEET
    AND HE HAD NO BLUES
    NOW I THANK THE GOOD LORD EVERYDAY
    FOR ALL HE’S GIVEN ME
    NO MATTER WHAT THEY SAY
    HE GIVE YOU JUST WHAT YOU NEED

    HAVIN’ A GOOD TIME
    WE ALL WIN AND WE LOSE
    HAVIN’ A GOOD TIME
    DON’T NEED NO CRYBABY BLUES

    NELLIE FETCH THE HOSEPIPE

    (Sarno)

    IT’S SATURDAY NIGHT… NOBODY IN THE BAR
    I GO OUTSIDE AND GET THE TELECASTER OUT A’ THE CAR
    I COME ON BACK AND PLUG IT IN HELLO TO THE BOYS IN THE BAND
    WE PLAYED OUR FIRST NUMBER NELLIE THE WAITRESS GIVE US A HAND
    WE KICKED ABOUT AN HOUR STILL NOBODY IN THE PLACE
    HEY BARTENDER.. WHY THE LONG FACE

    I SAID HELLO THERE NELLIE YOU’RE LOOKIN’ MIGHTY FINE
    IT’S BEEN LIKE THIS ALL WEEK SHE SAID… WE AIN’T GONNA MAKE A DIME
    I SAID DON’T YOU WORRY HONEY THERE’S A FULL MOON OUT TONITE
    AND THERE’S A KENNEL CLUB CONVENTION DOWN AT THE HOUSE OF BLUE LIGHT
    AND JUST ABOUT MIDNITE OUTA’ THE CORNER OF MY EYE
    I SEE A BUS PULL IN THE PARKING LOT AND NELLIE BREATHE A SIGH

    SO WE PROCEEDED TO JAM AND THE PEOPLE WERE STREAMIN’ IN
    THEY CAME OUT ON THE FLOOR I SAID LET THE PARTY BEGIN
    YOU KNOW THE JOINT WERE JUMPIN WE WAS PUMPIN’ THE RHYTHM AND BLUES
    I GLANCE OUT AT THE DANCE FLOOR SMOKE WAS COMIN’ OUT THEIR SHOES
    I LOOKED AT SWEAT-SOAKED NELLIE IN HER SEXY LITTLE ATTIRE
    AND SHOUTED NELLIE FETCH THE HOSEPIPE THE PLACE IS ON FIRE

    Chorus

    NELLIE FETCH THE HOSEPIPE (2X)
    NELLIE FETCH THE HOSEPIPE DON’T CALL ME A LIAR (ITS DOWN TO THE WIRE)
    NELLIE FETCH THE HOSEPIPE THE PLACE IS ON FIRE

    WE PLAYED ABOUT THREE HOURS THE CROWD WAS SCREAMIN’ FOR MORE
    BUT WE WERE DONE AND TINY RUN THE LAST ONE OUT THE DOOR
    NELLIE’S POCKETS ARE FULL AND SHE’S GRINNIN’ FROM EAR TO EAR
    THE BAND SAT DOWN AND ORDERED A ROUND SHE BROUGHT US A BUCKET OF BEER
    ALL EYES WERE ON SWEET NELLIE AS SHE BENT OVER THE BAR
    HEY NELLIE FETCH THE HOSEPIPE THE BAND IS ON FIRE

    Chorus

    LADY AND MY DOG

    (Sarno)

    MY LADY LEFT ME, AND I KNOW THAT’S RIGHT (2 X)
    EVER SINCE SHE LEFT ME
    THE DOG KEEPS ME WARM AT NIGHT

    BUT THEN THE DOG HE WENT AND DIED
    AND LEFT ME ALL ALONE (2 X)
    BESIDES THE MEMORIES
    HE LEFT HIS COLLAR AND HIS BONE

    IT SEEMS I’VE LOST ABOUT EVERYTHING
    MY LADY AND MY DOG (2 X)
    I WALK THE STREETS ‘TIL TWO IN THE MORNING
    EVERYNIGHT THEN I PLAY THE BLUES

    MY DOG HE WAS MY BEST FRIEND
    BUT THEN HE LOST HIS HEALTH (2 X)
    SEE HE HAD ALL THE ANSWERS
    BUT HE KEPT ‘EM TO HIMSELF

    MY LADY HAD NO ANSWERS
    BUT STILL I LOVED HER SO (2 X)
    BUT LIKE A DOG I STRAYED ONE NIGHT
    NOW SHE AIN’T MINE NO MORE

    IT SEEMS I LOST ‘BOUT EVERYTHING
    MY LADY AND MY DOG (2 X)
    I’VE LOST AT LOVE TOO MANY TIMES
    I THINK I’LL GET ANOTHER DOG