Who Sang I Will Write My Book? Joe Henry

Joe Henry Civilians cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2007-9-10
Genre: Jazz Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Alternative Rock/Folk Rock
length: 4:11

If anybody asks what's new
I say, "not much," and it's mostly true
But when my stars align with you
Then I will write my book

I turn my face from all the rage
Playing on a grim, dark stage
But you've shown me an open page
And I will write my book

I have no time for what inclines
Their rhyme or broken reason;
The world is ruthless, shrewdly blind
My oath to them is treason...

I'd never claim that what I'd heard
Was the first wave or the last word
But your heart beneath my hand just stirred
And I will write my book

I have no time for what inclines
Their crimes on every season;
The world is truthless, shrewdly kind
My oath to them is treason...

I have no words to turn the tide
-Lights go out, and worlds collide-
But by your candle hopes abide
And there I'll write my book
By your candle hopes abide
And there I'll write my book


Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Civilians
  • 2 Parker's Mood
  • 3 Civil War
  • 4 Time Is a Lion
  • 5 You Can't Fail Me Now
  • 6 Scare Me to Death
  • 7 Our Song
  • 8 Wave
  • 9 Love Is Enough
  • 10 I Will Write My Book
  • 11 Shut Me Up
  • 12 God Only Knows

  • Release information
    label: Anti‐
    country(area): Europe
    format: CD
    script: Latin