Great Big Sky (Naked Remixes)

by Daryl Wayne Dasher

Released 2015
Hike The Stone Music
Released 2015
Hike The Stone Music
This album features remixed versions of the songs from "Great Big Sky". Here, the tracks have been stripped down to the bare minimum instrumentally and most of the effects have been removed. A more organic version of an already organic album if you will.
  • 03:02 Download Lyrics
    Follow Me (Naked Remix)

    Follow Me (True Love is Harder to Find)

    (C) Prodigal Daughter Music, BMI / Fox Lake Music, BMI

    Words and Music by: Roger Alan Wade / Tom Grant

     

    If I was a one man band would you follow me

    Bring your cello and your poems and follow me

    Down the highways of this land with no guarantees

    Trust your faith to the wind and follow me

     

    If my hands pushed a plow would you stand by me

    Through the floods and the droughts, stand by me

    Patch my worn out clothes and share my dreams

    Brush your hair with sandalwood and stand by me

     

    Truth ain’t some stone buried deep in the mountain

    And love ain’t just roses and wine

    Truth is a journey for one in ten thousand

    And true love is even harder to find

     

    If I sailed off to war would you wait for me

    Stand on the shore and wave for me

    With a lock of my hair pray my soul to keep

    And if I was gone too long would you wait for me

     

    And in my final hour would you pray for me

    Close your eyes and holds my hand and pray for me

    Light some candles now and then and keep my gravestone clean

    Remember me to my children and pray for me

  • 03:30 Download Lyrics
    Ride Along (Naked Remix)

    Ride Along

    © 2012 Hike the Stone, BMI

    Words and Music by: Daryl W. Dasher

     

    What do you get working over time?

    Working on that line is it happiness?

    What is it all for? You’ve bought yourself a door

    To a tight little room filled with emptiness

     

    I know what it’s like to be tied down

    So you focus on those stakes

    And one by one you pull them out

     

    Ride along, go find your peace in life

    Where the only thing that can swallow you

    Is that great big sky

    Ride along, now what could go so wrong

    Where the only thing that can follow you

    Are the tears in your eyes?

     

    It won’t be so bad, at least you won’t dry up

    If there’s one thing that is certain man it’s loneliness

    So don’t you get so mad, everyone trips up

    The only thing it means is that you’ve hit the dust

     

    So ride along…

  • 03:46 Download Lyrics
    I've Tried (Naked Remix)

    I’ve Tried (I’m Dry)

    © 2010 Hike the Stone, BMI / Whiskey Begonias, ASCAP

    Words and Music by: Daryl W. Dasher / Andrew R. Adkins

     

    Can you hear me now?

    I’ve been talking to you for an hour

    I’ve tried

     

    Are you listening?

    I’m trying to tell you that I could never be the one

    Though I’ve tried to keep you satisfied

     

    Cold winds blow me away as I try to

    Try to repay you for nothing, no nothing

    Still you stare at the walls and expect me to

    Take care of it all but I’m dry, Lord I’m dry

     

    So are you with me now?

    Please don’t you dare fall back inside

    Please don’t you hide

     

    If I thought it might, then I would stay to help you

    Lead you blindly through this life

    I have tried, but it’s your turn to fight

  • 03:25 Download Lyrics
    Leave the Rest Alone (Naked Remix)

    Leave the Rest Alone

    © 2010 Hike the Stone, BMI

    Words and Music by: Daryl W. Dasher

     

    It appears we’re in a time of indecision

    A time when most things just don’t feel right

    In between the dawn and the collision

    That seems inevitable yet just out of sight

     And it’s alright to feel a little uneasy

    Or scared when something shows you to your soul

    Just stand true as the times they are going to be changing

    I don’t believe that we’re destined to lose control

     

    Do you feel the storm a comin’?

    Do we all feel the same?

    Are we heading toward the places that we’ve already been?
    Have we learned nothing

     as much as we’ve grown?

    Love yourself, love your brothers

    And leave the rest alone

     

    It gets hard to see the good through all the evil

    In the years when times are tough and war is nigh

    When it feels wrong to shake the hand of a stranger

    Then fear has won the devils delight

    So that’s why you’ll find me smiling at you stranger

    For together we’re much stronger than apart

    If we’re all equal little parts of a much larger picture

    We could pull ourselves together and heal the wounded hearts

  • 03:24 Download Lyrics
    Take You Home (Naked Remix)

    Take You Home

    © 2011 Hike the Stone, BMI

    Words and Music by: Daryl W. Dasher

     

    Now we could talk for hours about

    The way things ought to be

    The people and the places that we love

    But tonight I want to get to know

    Just how you feel for me

    And show you all the things I’m thinking of

    Uh-huh, I’m thinking of

     

    For it’s all I can do to take my eyes off and hands away

    From all the perfect parts of you I like

    So if what your eyes are telling me is that you wouldn’t disagree

    With doing something right no matter who says it’s wrong

    Then I’d like to take you home with me tonight

     

    If I only had a nickel for every time you’ve blown my mind

    Or left me staring speechless into space

    I might take you out to dinner or buy myself a little time

    To find the way to gently make my case

    Uh-huh, I’d make my case

     

    For it’s all I can do to take control of the situation

    Neither one of us seem all that strong

    So if you think you could handle it I think we both could benefit

    From doing something right, let them all say it’s wrong

    ‘Cause I’d love to take you home with me tonight

  • 03:25 Download Lyrics
    Soldier (Naked Remix)

    Soldier

    © 2012 Hike the Stone, BMI

    Words and Music by: Daryl W. Dasher

     

    I’m coughing and I’m coughing, no rest can I get

    For it’s “third tour of duty night” here in my head

    I’m tied to my bed by a net of black ink

    One string for each thought I’d rather not think

     

    And I know it’s not something a soldier’s supposed to say

    But I’m tired and I’ve had enough war

     

    There’s corn outside my window in fall

    Then come the winter, nothing at all

    Spring brings a rain that cuts through my bones

    That’s usually the time that I’m leaving home

     

    I hope, dear God, that I’ve done nothing wrong

    Please stand by my children until I can get home

    Then if that is something you’ve got time to do

    Please stand by me and my buddies too

  • 03:33 Download Lyrics
    Mountains of Montana (Naked)

    Mountains of Montana

    (C) 2012, Hike the Stone Music

    Words and Music by: Daryl W. Dasher

     

    I’m going back to the mountains of Montana

    Back where my heart has never left

    Back to the mountains of Montana

    If I don’t go my soul will never rest

     

    I don’t want to live in no flatlands

    I’d done my share of that when I was a child

    I’ve done my time in the South in the city, man ole man

    I’d rather take my chances on the wild

     

    Don’t bury me my friends in no graveyard

    Don’t you lay me down in some forgotten tomb

    Spread half my ashes down in Yellowstone

    And toss the rest up high in the Beartooth Mountains

NOTES
Daryl Wayne Dasher: Vocals, guitars, mandolin, bass, percussion, harmonica
Rodney Russell: Percussion
Karri Lee: Fiddle

O Holy Night (Single)

by Daryl Wayne Dasher

Released 2014
Hike The Stone Music
Released 2014
Hike The Stone Music
Daryl Wayne Dasher's rendition of this timeless Christmas classic!

LIVE @ The Winchester (Lakewood, OH)

by Daryl Wayne Dasher

Hike The Stone Music
Hike The Stone Music
Live bootleg from The Winchester Music Hall, Cleveland, OH

Great Big Sky

by Daryl Wayne Dasher

Released 4/20/2013
Hike The Stone Music
Released 4/20/2013
Hike The Stone Music
An organic adventure into the current Folk & Western genre of music.
  • 03:27 Lyrics
    Hello Sky!

    Hello Sky!

    (C) 2010, Hike the Stone Music

    Words and Music by: Daryl W. Dasher

     

    I don’t know the reason for

    The way that I’ve been acting

    I guess I’ve just been hungry for

    A little reaction

    From the one that I hold closer than

    A baby holds its mama when it’s scared

     

    I wish I could explain away

    Things I do, things I say

    The way I skate in circles around

    Every situation I can’t bare

    So ‘till I’m there

     

    Hello sky!  Welcome rain

    Welcome anything that I could never change

    Goodbye friends, you’ve sure been good to me

    But until I learn to change my ways

    Deserve the things that come my way

    I’d rather find a hole and climb inside

    I’ll keep on trying

     

    Now I don’t need a reason for

    The things that I’ve been after

    Like a little more hope

    A lot more laughter

    I can tell you now the things I do

    Aren’t hurting anybody if myself

     

    I wish I could just melt away

    Things that glue, things that stay

    And set my wings a sailin’

    O’r waters I was sure would never dry

    But one more time

     

    Freedom like the blood

    That rushes steady through my veins

    I can’t live without it

    And without it we are so mundane

  • 03:05 Lyrics
    Again

    Again…

    (C) 2011, Hike the Stone Music

    Words and Music by: Daryl W. Dasher

     

    She’s old enough to make her own decisions

    Young enough to follow her heart

    Cute enough to get whatever she wants

    True enough not to play that part

     

    Every night she gathers up her dreams

    Meets the band and helps them load their things

    Then writes a list of songs she’d rather not sing

    Again…

     

    Yes they were young when they first got married

    Too young some might have said

    And four years later it felt like they were buried

    In too deep with too many kids

     

    Every night they speak but they don’t talk much

    And now and they make time but don’t make love

    The way she feels just falls out in a song

    Beautiful and clear but he just doesn’t hear

    Again..

     

    She turns the light and turns her thoughts inside

    And she finally feels herself again tonight

    But should she go to him and try to lie

    She’d probably succeed but would rather not try

    Again.

  • 03:35 Lyrics
    Mountains of Montana

    Mountains of Montana

    (C) 2012, Hike the Stone Music

    Words and Music by: Daryl W. Dasher

     

    I’m going back to the mountains of Montana

    Back where my heart has never left

    Back to the mountains of Montana

    If I don’t go my soul will never rest

     

    I don’t want to live in no flatlands

    I’d done my share of that when I was a child

    I’ve done my time in the South in the city, man ole man

    I’d rather take my chances on the wild

     

    Don’t bury me my friends in no graveyard

    Don’t you lay me down in some forgotten tomb

    Spread half my ashes down in Yellowstone

    And toss the rest up high in the Beartooth Mountains

  • 03:32 Lyrics
    Follow Me (True Love Is Harder to Find)

    Follow Me (True Love is Harder to Find)

    (C) Prodigal Daughter Music, BMI / Fox Lake Music, BMI

    Words and Music by: Roger Alan Wade / Tom Grant

     

    If I was a one man band would you follow me

    Bring your cello and your poems and follow me

    Down the highways of this land with no guarantees

    Trust your faith to the wind and follow me

     

    If my hands pushed a plow would you stand by me

    Through the floods and the droughts, stand by me

    Patch my worn out clothes and share my dreams

    Brush your hair with sandalwood and stand by me

     

    Truth ain’t some stone buried deep in the mountain

    And love ain’t just roses and wine

    Truth is a journey for one in ten thousand

    And true love is even harder to find

     

    If I sailed off to war would you wait for me

    Stand on the shore and wave for me

    With a lock of my hair pray my soul to keep

    And if I was gone too long would you wait for me

     

    And in my final hour would you pray for me

    Close your eyes and holds my hand and pray for me

    Light some candles now and then and keep my gravestone clean

    Remember me to my children and pray for me

  • 03:27 Lyrics
    Soldier

    Soldier

    © 2012 Hike the Stone, BMI

    Words and Music by: Daryl W. Dasher

     

    I’m coughing and I’m coughing, no rest can I get

    For it’s “third tour of duty night” here in my head

    I’m tied to my bed by a net of black ink

    One string for each thought I’d rather not think

     

    And I know it’s not something a soldier’s supposed to say

    But I’m tired and I’ve had enough war

     

    There’s corn outside my window in fall

    Then come the winter, nothing at all

    Spring brings a rain that cuts through my bones

    That’s usually the time that I’m leaving home

     

    I hope, dear God, that I’ve done nothing wrong

    Please stand by my children until I can get home

    Then if that is something you’ve got time to do

    Please stand by me and my buddies too

  • 03:35 Lyrics
    Ride Along

    Ride Along

    © 2012 Hike the Stone, BMI

    Words and Music by: Daryl W. Dasher

     

    What do you get working over time?

    Working on that line is it happiness?

    What is it all for? You’ve bought yourself a door

    To a tight little room filled with emptiness

     

    I know what it’s like to be tied down

    So you focus on those stakes

    And one by one you pull them out

     

    Ride along, go find your peace in life

    Where the only thing that can swallow you

    Is that great big sky

    Ride along, now what could go so wrong

    Where the only thing that can follow you

    Are the tears in your eyes?

     

    It won’t be so bad, at least you won’t dry up

    If there’s one thing that is certain man it’s loneliness

    So don’t you get so mad, everyone trips up

    The only thing it means is that you’ve hit the dust

     

    So ride along…

  • 03:04 Lyrics
    What Does It Mean?

    What Does It Mean?

    © 2011 Hike the Stone, BMI

    Words and Music by: Daryl W. Dasher

     

    What does it mean, what does it mean?

    What does it mean to be in love?

    What does it look like and how can you tell?

    What does it mean to be in love?

     

    Woke up this morning with this wondering in my brain

    ‘Round and ‘round in circles like the track of a toy train

    And in between each lap the same face it did appear

    Waving like a flag all of my joys and all my fears

     

    What does it mean, what does it mean?

    What does it mean to be in love?

    What does it take and when will it give?

    What does it mean to be in love?

     

    Emotions, potions, oceans filled with creatures big and small

    Laughing, crying, dying, trying hard to get along

    Clustered flustered folks who falter riding the same fence

    And binding it together a single word that makes no sense, so

     

    What does it mean, what does it mean?

    What does it mean to be in love?

    Why does it hurt and how does it heal?

    What does it mean to be in love?

     

    So what makes it stand and why must we fall?

    What does it mean to be in love?

  • 04:03 Lyrics
    I've Tried (I'm Dry)

    I’ve Tried (I’m Dry)

    © 2010 Hike the Stone, BMI / Whiskey Begonias, ASCAP

    Words and Music by: Daryl W. Dasher / Andrew R. Adkins

     

    Can you hear me now?

    I’ve been talking to you for an hour

    I’ve tried

     

    Are you listening?

    I’m trying to tell you that I could never be the one

    Though I’ve tried to keep you satisfied

     

    Cold winds blow me away as I try to

    Try to repay you for nothing, no nothing

    Still you stare at the walls and expect me to

    Take care of it all but I’m dry, Lord I’m dry

     

    I’ve Tried (I’m Dry)

    © 2010 Hike the Stone, BMI / Whiskey Begonias, ASCAP

    Words and Music by: Daryl W. Dasher / Andrew R. Adkins

     

    Can you hear me now?

    I’ve been talking to you for an hour

    I’ve tried

     

    Are you listening?

    I’m trying to tell you that I could never be the one

    Though I’ve tried to keep you satisfied

     

    Cold winds blow me away as I try to

    Try to repay you for nothing, no nothing

    Still you stare at the walls and expect me to

    Take care of it all but I’m dry, Lord I’m dry

     

    So are you with me now?

    Please don’t you dare fall back inside

    Please don’t you hide

     

    If I thought it might, then I would stay to help you

    Lead you blindly through this life

    I have tried, but it’s your turn to fight

    So are you with me now?

    Please don’t you dare fall back inside

    Please don’t you hide

     

    If I thought it might, then I would stay to help you

    Lead you blindly through this life

    I have tried, but it’s your turn to fight

  • 03:23 Lyrics
    Take You Home

    Take You Home

    © 2011 Hike the Stone, BMI

    Words and Music by: Daryl W. Dasher

     

    Now we could talk for hours about

    The way things ought to be

    The people and the places that we love

    But tonight I want to get to know

    Just how you feel for me

    And show you all the things I’m thinking of

    Uh-huh, I’m thinking of

     

    For it’s all I can do to take my eyes off and hands away

    From all the perfect parts of you I like

    So if what your eyes are telling me is that you wouldn’t disagree

    With doing something right no matter who says it’s wrong

    Then I’d like to take you home with me tonight

     

    If I only had a nickel for every time you’ve blown my mind

    Or left me staring speechless into space

    I might take you out to dinner or buy myself a little time

    To find the way to gently make my case

    Uh-huh, I’d make my case

     

    For it’s all I can do to take control of the situation

    Neither one of us seem all that strong

    So if you think you could handle it I think we both could benefit

    From doing something right, let them all say it’s wrong

    ‘Cause I’d love to take you home with me tonight

  • 05:25 Lyrics
    Sun

    Sun

    © 2012 Hike the Stone, BMI

    Words and Music by: Daryl W. Dasher

     

    It’s so disgraceful the way you’ve treated me

    And so distasteful the way we’ve become

    This time I’ve got to make a better

    Decision ‘for I ride along

     

    But the sun is shining

    Though they clearly called for rain

    It’s as if to say “who’s smiling now?”

    And “no, no I will never go away

    I’ll just choose when or not to come out”

     

    So what to do with my disposition?

    So what to do with my history?

    Sometimes I feel I’ve got to let it all go

    But there’s just got to be a foundation somewhere

     

    But the sun is shining

    Though they clearly called for rain

    It’s as if to say “who’s smiling now?”

    No, no I will never go away

    I’ll just choose when or not to come out

  • 03:23 Lyrics
    Leave the Rest Alone

    Leave the Rest Alone

    © 2010 Hike the Stone, BMI

    Words and Music by: Daryl W. Dasher

     

    It appears we’re in a time of indecision

    A time when most things just don’t feel right

    In between the dawn and the collision

    That seems inevitable yet just out of sight

     And it’s alright to feel a little uneasy

    Or scared when something shows you to your soul

    Just stand true as the times they are going to be changing

    I don’t believe that we’re destined to lose control

     

    Do you feel the storm a comin’?

    Do we all feel the same?

    Are we heading toward the places that we’ve already been?
    Have we learned nothing

     as much as we’ve grown?

    Love yourself, love your brothers

    And leave the rest alone

     

    It gets hard to see the good through all the evil

    In the years when times are tough and war is nigh

    When it feels wrong to shake the hand of a stranger

    Then fear has won the devils delight

    So that’s why you’ll find me smiling at you stranger

    For together we’re much stronger than apart

    If we’re all equal little parts of a much larger picture

    We could pull ourselves together and heal the wounded hearts

Long Road Now

by Daryl Dasher

Released 2009
Hike The Stone Music
Released 2009
Hike The Stone Music
Produced by Jerry "Jigger" Bridges, Recorded in Belmont, MS, features members of Waylon Jennings' "Waylors" band.
  • 03:51 Lyrics
    Lesson In Loneliness

    Lesson In Loneliness

    (Jerry Bridges, Brian Epps)

     

    Intro: E | E  (G A) | E | E (G A) | E | E |

     

    VERSE 1:

                                  D     A                                   E

    I didn’t bring you roses, I didn’t kiss you goodnight

                                 D           A                            E

    I didn’t say that I love you, I didn’t hold you tight

                                    D            A                                        E

    You told me not to leave you, and if I did that you’d be gone

                                                    D         A                                      E

    I thought that you would still be here, you wouldn’t leave me alone

     

    CHORUS:

                           D           A            E                      D              A          E

    You gave me my first lesson in loneliness, and taught me how to cry

                     D      A           E                  G    A    E

    You gave me a lesson I won’t forget even if I try

                           D            A               E                        D                            A         B

    I should have held you closer and tried my best, to be there when you needed me

                     D       A          E                      G            A         E      G            A       E | E  (G A) | E | E

    You gave me a lesson I won’t forget, a lesson in loneliness, a lesson in loneliness

     

    VERSE 2:

     

    Now I know how lonely feels, I was a fool for leaving you

    These restless night are more than I can take, and these tears that fall are real

    I can feel this pain inside, I feel cold and alone

    So if this is how lonely feels, I can’t go on alone

     

    REPEAT CHORUS:

     

    D | A | E | E |

    D        A                     E       D             A                       E

    Mmmmmm… loneliness,  MmmmmHmmm… loneliness

  • 03:37 Lyrics
    Yesterdays

    Yesterdays

    © 2007 Hike The Stone Music, BMI

    Words & Music by Daryl Dasher

     

    Yesterday, I wish it didn’t happen

    But it did and now I’ll pay

    And I’ll keep paying for all I’ve done Lord

    Until all of my yesterdays are over

     

    I don’t know

    What’s become of my conscience

    I don’t know what’s become of my life

    I can just hope I get a few more tomorrows

    To make everything all right

     

    But tonight I’ve got this brand new roll of smoke

    This bottle I can hide in

    And when I’m through I’ll use it to dig myself this grave

    That I will die in, but then again

    Yesterday, I swear I didn’t mean to

    Wake up there on the kitchen floor

    And yesterday I swear I didn’t mean to hurt you

    Bet I’ve said things before

     

    I’ll think it over once again

    I’ve got to get over this once again

    And I’ll think it over once again 

  • 03:59
    No Regrets (For Anything I've Never Done)
  • 04:45
    My Friend
  • 03:04
    The Next Wind
  • 04:14
    Devil Woman
  • 03:40
    Loving Her Was Easier
  • 04:36 Lyrics
    Long Road Now

    Long Road Now

    Words & Music by Daryl Dasher

    © 2009 Hike The Stone Music, BMI

     

    If two wrongs could make it right

    Would it be well worth the fight?

    Couldn’t two fools just get along?

    It’s a long road now, a long road now

     

    Could hunger really end hunger?

    Could war really end war?

    Wouldn’t we just ask for more

    Further down the road? Further down the road

     

    Hard times lead to immoralities

    I’ll find peace inside of me

    All signs may lead us towards a better road

     

    Maybe sunshine to end rain

    Maybe time can heal the shame

    Wouldn’t it be sad if it were all in vein?

    Further down the road?  Further down the road

     

    It’s a long road now, a long road now.

  • 03:02
    Shotgun
  • 03:35
    I Saw The Master