1 & !

 

one n one

is thru ya kno

the lily grew bt the sno

i thought u knew

the lily grew

i thought u knew

i thought u kno

undercover we read plays

moliere n those were the days

of robespierre, the reign of terror

no underwear, no wonder we're afraid

my love what gives!

it's so hard, i mean who lives? 

 

 

40 Hours Ago

 

by the time you get the postcard i'll say 

i didn't mean the things i said

the time you wanna touch me i'll say 

i didnt really read the books i said i read

go ahead ring the doorbell i'llanswer the door

but what do you wanna talk to me 40 hours ago 

i was feelin one way now im feelin another

is there supposed to be one thing to latch onto?

im feelin echo and blue silhouettes upon my shoe

of the person i once really knew i knew better

than i really do better when i am not with you 

 

 

72nd St.

 

go in the garden

the gate is wide open

and we are all pardoned 

from knowing what's been going on

 

crouch under tables

(we are blankets so throw up your arms!)

celebrate fables

you are welcome to show off your harm

 

in the midst of it all

we are falling, falling far

into the mist we are all feeling

we are feeling

 

the same way we felt

as children -- as miracles

angels of brilliance our paintings told stories

without awareness without feeling shy

 

we told lie after lie

of course we would lie

we'd lie with our feet

on the ceiling

on the ceiling

 

alice once golden now honored in bronze

where time is a clock so frozen so so many pairs 

of kids climb the locks of her long rainwashed hair

 

who cares who cares who cares . . .

 

cause in the midst of it all

we are falling, falling far

in the mist we are already feeling

we are feeling

 

 

All I Know

 

all that i kno - it's inevitable - we are gonna be misunderstood

you just left the house in a hurry without an umbrella - that can not be good

 

all anybody needs to succeed is somebody to believe in them

then anyone lost will make it across once they find someone to lead them --

just not on . . .

 

i stood in the doorway - fine have it your way - i took off my shoes n lay down

sometimes i wonder why the fuss n the thunder it's a blunder the move to this town

 

one time i dreamed of a house near a stream in a valley in italy

where the weather was warm the moon on the lawn was a song for the cypress tree

n u were beside me . . .

 

 

All Souls 

 

aden was an angry man 

he lived alone w.out his fam

he shoulda known better but 

i kno this shit can happen man

to anyone n anyone is u 

n anyone is me

 

aden was a bitter man 

who lived alone w.out a plan

he thought he held one in his hand 

but those were only rubber band

he shoulda known better but 

i notice this keeps happenin

to everyone n everyone is me 

n everyone is u . . . too

 

all i want is all i see

n all i see is u n me

 

aden was a lonely man 

longin for attention n

he posted signs thru all the land 

that say: u wanna join my band?

he found some men who understand 

a musician aint nothin but

a lonely man w.out a fren 

whos clam'rin for attention like 

 

anyone n anyone is u . . . 

ask anyone like . . . me

 

oh if everyones like me

then everyone loves u . . . too

 

 

Anybody Home?

 

dancin on the floor

ill dance a little more

pretendin im the only one home

knock upon my door

knock knock a little more

i wont answer i wanna be alone

 

(again) anybody, is there anybody 

is there anybody home?

(again) anybody is there anybody --

no, i wanna be alone

 

just because im famous 

just because im famous

people wanna piece of me

from the mornin til the P.M.

im never hearin The End of it 

and it's driving me crazy!!!

 

(again) anybody, is there anybody 

is there anybody home?

(again) anybody is there anybody 

no, i wanna be alone

 

"so i run a hot bath n i have a good laugh

n i think about how it used to be

u kno, like, before i was this big star

i used to wanna go far,

but now i just want my old life back"

 

clam'rin on my doorstep 

clam'rin on my doorstep 

will they never give this shits a rest?

all i ask for is some quiet 

peace -- none of this riot 

yes, i think that would be best

 

(again) anybody is there anybody 

is there anybody home?

(again) anybody is there anybody 

no, just leave me alone

 

 

Autumn Fallin'

 

autumn fallin from trees

the snow is up to our knees

i let you borrow my keys

to sleep in my room

 

you threw away my shoe

i brought you to central park zoo

then i drew your eyes very blue

and i stuck em on the fridge

 

i believe it was you

who i wanted to be walking next to

and i believe we were friends

and i believe we will be again

 

you sighed and swept your broom

under the wintery moon

when i called up this afternoon

your words were goodbye, goodbye, goodbye --

 

i believe it was you

who i wanted to be talkin to

and i believe we were friends

and i believe we will be again

 

if i knock on your door would you let me in?

do you know any more than i do . . .

 

wonder about  you

even if you do not want me to

the girl you once knew

is the person we are

 

i believe it was you

who i wanted to be walkin next to

and i believe we were friends

and i believe we will be again

 

 

Baby Maybe One Day

 

baby maybe one day

we can catch a sunday

n maybe if we're lucky

we can take a walk

 

u wanna be a good one

so u try

to be a good one

so do i . . .

 

maybe there's a meadow

growin in the ghetto

maybe there's a martyr

hidin in the hills

 

u wanna be a good one

so u try

to be a good one

so do i . . .

 

i dunno about anythin

my day begins when i start to sing

i dunno about anyone

a day is over when a song is done

 

it's hard to have fun.

 

maybe fariello 

really was my fellow

maybe i turn yellow

when im feelin blue

 

i wanna be a good one

so do you

wanna be a good one

if i want you to?

 

i dunno about anythin

my day begins when i start to sing

i dunno about anyone

a day is over when a song's all done

 

it's hard to have fun

it's hard to have fun . . . in this life

 

la la la la

la la la la

la la la la

la la la . . . 

 

 

Big Ben

 

the stripes u wore

the lines u get

the holes in yr sleeve

u told me to leave

them alone

 

does 'house of leaves'

still lie on yr bed?

you told me to read

but i still never read

yr mind

 

when i look at my city

somethings not right

no doubt it's so pretty

but they turned out the light

and instead of good morning

they tell you goodnight

 

u hung yrself

on the wall up above

the bed you made love

the girls you dont love

to touch

 

and they never guessed

the girl you loved best

to draw always drew

pictures of u

undressed

 

when i look at my city

somethings not right

no doubt it's so pretty

but they turned out the light

and instead of good morning

they tell you goodnight

 

 

Blue Skies

 

too attuned

too in step with the obvious

too at ease and strange

so amused and im always jealous of you

people never change

 

nothin but blue skies always on my mind

blue skies on my mind

i promised your blue eyes

id never be unkind

there will always be

there will always be unkind people

 

now and then

im wishin i never

let you let me disappear

take me off this stage

i dont get it at all

while we're both still here

 

nothin but blue skies always on my mind

blue skies on my mind

i promised your blue eyes

id never be unkind

there will always be

there will always be unkind people

 

stars on my left

stars on my right

you and the moon

in the dead of night

faith brings me back to the place i met you

i bet you miss me sometimes . . . sometimes

 

nothin but blue skies always on my mind

blue skies on my mind

i promised your blue eyes

id never be unkind

there will always be

there will always be unkind people

 

 

Brooklyn 3AM

 

i feel insane i cant stop writin

even crazier for fightin what must be said

this pencil feels like lead

and everybody's dead asleep tnite cept me

i scribble so impatiently -- the keys rest upon my knees

and i need somethin i need some sorta recipe

i need somethin i need someone to rescue me, to set me free

to take me places i ought to be 

and i was just about to fall for u

but i stopped myself in the middle of my longin

bc i kno it isnt true

it's just the alcohol thats talkin and i keep on responding too

the sky above dark blue where im wishin on stars i never knew

and im wondrin how people i grew up with could grow up into

people i wish i never ever knew

 

 

Burden

 

Loney men built lonely cities

She worked hard until she was beautiful still he

Noticed nothing unusual this was his way 

He's gonna stay devoted to the project

And she's committed herself to not caring anymore

Her heart wasn't sore she was sure she had cured

The burden of loving someone may be better than loving no one

She's looking up her mind says maybe

Or else she's fucking crazy it's slavery

To begin it again, pick it up from the end

Save the pieces that never gave never bend

Still the whole time there's this light

It won't let her say goodnight

Some white beam of hope in the sky

Has her questioning why

Has her constantly trying and lying inside

Has her hiding away like some potential bride 

Who keeps turning her back like the turn of the tide

 

The burden of loving someone may be better than loving no one

The burden of loving someone may be better than loving no one

 

When you feel what you're feeling with all of your might 

You write down to tell and sing like hell in the night

'Bout the man on your mind when you turn out the light

Who ignited the room when invited inside

Who now is long gone and despite how forthright 

Was the song you played just to show how uptight

And embarrassed he made you your loves stay strong

Convincing words appear backwards and wrong

It just doesn't make sense to want to belong

With a guy who made you all tense and withdrawn 

It shows you in the corner where the walls shadows

Silhouette the one you wont let go who hasn't arrived yet

And he wont you know you can just forget about him though

 

The burden of loving someone may be better than loving no one

The burden of loving someone may be better than loving no one

 

I ain't so sure about that its not matter of fact

If the world fell in half are you for it adoring to 

Kick back relax and laugh and deplore

Cursing all of the fools who exist to implore

Writing books cursing morons who tore what 

They swore gave them reasons to be

 

I love him.

He loves me.

 

And the burden of loving someone may be better than loving no one

The burden of loving someone may be better 

 

 

Bury Yourself

 

bury yrself at the bottom of the ocean

maybe u will find some wonderful thing

 

maybe there's a lesson to be learned

maybe there's a message to discern 

 

if u want u can go

i don't even kno yr name . . .

 

 

Clarissa, Come Home!

 

clarissa, come home

the meatloaf in the oven has returned to stone

and everybodys missin ya  clarissa, clarissa, clarissa, clarissa, come home.

(come home, come home, come home clarissa, yeah)

 

clarissa, come home

the diamond ring is missin the diamond stone

and we searched everywhere --  even the chair 

we call yr throne is missin you clarissa, come home

come home, clarissa . . .

 

when i tell you i been missed, i been missin

and when i tell you i been kissed, im kissin . . . your photo

 

clarissa,  clarissa,  clarissa,  clarissa,  clarissa,  clarissa, come home.

 

 

Climb Up The Ladder

 

climb up the ladder

we found by the lake 

by mistake

 

does it really even matter

how we fall

if we all break?

 

in the fall i shake like leaves

before they fall

n land by the lake

 

where kids 

climb down the ladder

we found by mistake

 

it doesnt matter 

how we fall

if we all break.

 

 

Color Confused

 

what if i lay here and sang every song i know 

would you stay would you go away 

im not much for conversation i sing songs all day 

guitar strumming words on the strings where i play 

whisper me something any sound will do 

i want some secrets just between me and you 

the sky is gray my clouds are blueberry blue 

the sun is the strangest hue im choosing a lover 

whos color-confusin my point of view 

what if i lay here and sang every song i know 

would you stay would you go away

 

 

Corduroy

 

The train is so cold tonight

My fingers too numb to write

But I write to spite the cold

And moon I can see you there

You're still hanging in there

Though you are so very old

 

And I'm just thinking about a boy

Wearing wintergreen corduroy

 

You're waking me where I sleep

You're taking me where I keep on

Telling myself not to go

What am I supposed to do

All by myself without you

On a train moving so slow

 

I'm just thinking about a boy

Wearing wintergreen corduroy

 

On the train again moving away from you

On the train again moving away from you

On the train again I never wanted to leave

 

The sun has set in the west

The moon is doing her best

To light up the sky tonight

I look to the moon for you

Maybe you're looking too

It's really a lovely sight

 

And I'm just thinking about a boy

Wearing my wintergreen corduroy

 

On the train again moving away from you

On the train again moving away from you

On the train again I never intended to leave you


The train is so cold tonight

 

 

Darlin' All I Ask

 

darlin all i ask is you love me to the last 

times like these well they dont pass so easily 

how i loved you suddenly it just totally scared me 

that dont mean i dont take you seriously 

and i love you terribly it's just ridiculous 

all im sayin is i want you so bad 

i wanna love you like mad i wanna be your lover 

why dont you just think about it?

 

 

Dead Bird

 

dead bird dont be so cruel to me

the sidewalks were nearly empty

then you fell down from sky to ground

your beauty lay upon the frozen earth

 

dead bird

dead bird.

 

now i cant sleep and i cant think straight

i wait and wait and wait 

for the next dead bird to come to town

with wings that once flew round and round the earth 

 

dead bird

dead bird.

 

the stairs were wonderful and blue

littered with pieces of you

(feathers even broken too)

i wonder, dead bird were you

beautiful since birth?

 

dead bird

dead bird

 

 

Demon Love

 

the overcoat i wear is invisible u see

the darkest cloud that covers and hovers up above the tree

it's the coldest breeze that blows eternally

 

and ive got to get this sinkin boat out to sea

ive got to get yr demon love out of me

 

the ocean's mIles away but I can feel her every move

callin me each day in closer with a state of mine to soothe

and remindin me while shes so blue (so blue . . .)

 

that ive got to get this sinkin boat out to sea

ive got to get yr demon love out of me

 

over and over these thoughts roll thru my head

if i was bolder id put them all to bed

 

. . . the coldest breeze that blows eternally

 

and ive got to get this sinkin boat out to sea

ive got to get yr demon love out of me

ive got to get this sinkin boat out to sea

ive got to get yr demon love out of me

 

 

Dream 

* adapted from The Everly Brothers

 

i wake every nite to watch the city lights

mommys readin her magazine

daddys still at work i bet

and my blanket sleepin next to me

and we're both not done dreamin yet

 

so dream . . .

 

i like to count the planes

wishin i could count the stars

i listen to the passin train

i listen to the passin cars

and i get little chills

oh, i adore my windowsill

 

for dream . . .

 

 

Dutch Shoes

 

i got dutch shoes

all i told were two dreams

all i do is scream

i dont want the young mother thing

i want some other thing -- just give me and my blues --

(im really depressed, no really i am)

yeah my dutch shoes, so confused (black patent leather!)

no suede blues, i cant choose between right and wrong

but i'll fight you with all my might

i just keep movin in my fog (i got no job)

i just got robbed -- somebody stole my dutch shoes!

 

 

E.F.F.

 

tender bare feet remember gravel n stone 

tend to feel it more when one is feelin alone

u got a bone to pick with me i wish u were stickin w me

but if u wanna go just say so . . . so.

 

never seen a sky without feelin alive

touch it all the time without battin an eye

if the fear of flyin gets em

the thought of dyin lets em

and if u wanna go just say so . . . so.

 

cause anyway u look at it we're losin

i hate to be a drag n i hate to be confusin

so if u wanna go just say so . . . so.

   

tender bare feet remember grabbin a stone 

tend to feel it most when one is feelin alone

u got a bone to pick with me i wish u were stickin w me

but if u wanna go just say so . . . so.

  

never known a sky without feelin alive

touch it all the time without battin an eye

if the fear of dyin gets u

the thought of flyin lets u

and if u wanna go just say so . . . so.

 

cause anyway u look at it we're losin

i hate to be a drag n i hate to be confusin

so if u wanna go just say so . . . so.

 

 

Evil People

 

if theres one thing ive learned

evil people are easy to discern

so i dont concern myself with them . . . at all

 

youve left a bad taste in my mouth, magee

it's getting easier and easier to be

right all the time

 

 

Eye2Eye

 

under the fence and over the hill

we're gone and we are standing, standing still

like oceans of glass, dead birds on the road

my mind is tired and on overload

 

dance with me darlin, it's 2010 

a new year all over, a new year again

the turnin of seasons, passin of time

dance with me darlin, this hill, it's hard to climb

 

i for one am happy just to be alive

i for one am grateful we are seeing eye to eye to eye to eye.

 

 

Feelin' Sorry

 

look, i'm sorry

look, im sorry

about what i done

i should not have done it

if i could id run

straight into the sun

and burn up quick!

 

and you hate my guts

and im made to go so nuts

 

feelin sorry

im feelin sorry

 

i was a bad friend

wont happen again, i swear!

if i could id run

into the oven

and burn up in there

 

and you hope i die

and i dont even wonder why

 

im feelin sorry

feelin sorry

 

i made a mistake

how my heart did break in two

all i do is ache

hopin i might wake up brand new

and this is no fun

i wish i was someone else . . .

 

feelin sorry

feelin sorry

 

 

For Goodness Sake

 

for u it's about a good time at any cost

no matter what's gained or what's lost

 

and im not about to board yr boat 

and take it across cause im full of doubt

 

and i dont believe u anymore

theres too much at stake now

and im going back to the shore

where i feel safe . . .

 

for u it's about a good line at any cost

no matter who's trained or who's boss

 

and im not about to take your word

when im at a loss for words myself

 

and i wont believe u anymore

for goodness sake now

and im going back to my core

where i feel safe . . . and sound

1 & !   •   40 hours ago   •   72nd st.   •   all i know   •   all souls   •   anybody home?   •   autumn fallin'   •   baby maybe one day   •   big ben   •   blue skies   •   brooklyn 3am   •   burden   •   bury yourself   •   clarissa, come home!   •   climb up the ladder   •   color confused   •   corduroy   •   darlin' all i ask   •   dead bird   •   demon love   •   dream   •   dutch shoes   •   e.f.f.   •   evil people   •   eye2eye   •   feelin' sorry   •   for goodness sake   •   gray or blue   •   hammock   •   hard to say   •   have to tell you   •   hemlock tree   •   here we are   •   how to sleigh a reindeer   •  hyenas go ha, owls go who?  •   i can't change  •   i feel so bad for you  •   if i had a boat  •   if you take my window  •   ill willed person  •   in my garden  •   jacket  •   just got over you  •   just like that robert frost poem  •   lamb to the slaughter  •   letter  •   light beam  •   londone callin'  •   long walk to never  •   lucca  •   luck is all we need  •   lucky star  •   lullaby  •   marigold  •   match.com  •   mr. philippe  •   my eyes are brown, oh no!  •   never be daunted  •   niagara falls  •   not your fault  •   now or never  •   oh, mexico!  •   on and on  •   one day loneliness  •   one may die so lonely  •   over my head  •   pinocchio's demise  •   pins & needles  •   question marc  •   rock, scissors, paper (RSP)  •   sea green, sea blue  •   sea of words  •   sebi5  •   singin' of the birds  •   snow white  •   solitaire  •   song for paul  •   so you go away  •   summertime is where it's at  •   sycamore down  •   table for two  •   there are red roses  •   the psychic says  •   this isn't love  •   too many people  •   tragedy  •   understood  •   up on the hill  •   u said u would call  •   WASAD  •   WHAT ABOUT THE BOB?  •   what happened  •   wise is the sea  •   worry stone  •   you are looking old  •   you are my love  •   you are the only one i love  •   you'd rather run  •   you're my favorite man
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Gray Or Blue

 

I feel so helpless now, my guitar is not around

and i'm struggling with the xylophone to make these feelins sound

and i'm remembering you singing and bringing you to life

It's raining out the window and today it looks like night

 

You haven't written to me in a week im wondering why that is

are you too nervous to be lovers-- friendships ruined with just one kiss kiss

I watched you very closely and i saw you look away

your eyes are either gray or blue i'm never close enough to say

 

But your sweatshirt says it all with the hood over your face

I can't keep staring at your mouth without wondering how it tastes

I'm with another boy (he's asleep, i'm wide awake )

and he tried to win my heart, but it's taken . . . . . time

 

I know the shape of your hands because i watch it when you talk

and i know the shape of your body cause i watch it when you walk

and i want to know it all but i'm giving you the lead . . . . .. . .. .

So go on, go on and take it, don't fake it, shake it

 

(charmin//crazy eyes have you are they gray or blue/i wont make the move/you must make the move/

if you make the move/i will then approve/if you do not move/we will surely lose)

 

Don't second guess your feelings you were right from the start

and i notice she's your lover, but she's nowhere near your heart

This city is for strangers, like the sky is for the stars

But i think it's very dangerous if we do not take what's ours

 

And i'm winning you with words because i have no other way

I want to look into your face without your eyes turning away

Last night i watched you sing because a person has to try

And i walked home in the rain because a person can not lie

 

 

Hammock

 

sleepin in a hammock

i like to spend sunday

 

sleepin in a hammock

i like to spend some days

 

and u . . . sloppy-holdin my heart

and me . . . unfoldin my arms

 

tired of sleepin

i woke n started creepin yr way

 

i watched the hammock shadows sway

i knelt for a kiss all i felt was u whisper

 

time . . . ties itself in a knot

it's nothing . . . but it's all that ive got

 

yr words kept me shakin 

with a heart come undone

 

there's no limit to breakin

u just have to meet somebody who keeps on

 

sleepin in a hammock

i like to spend sunday

 

sleepin in a hammock

i like to spend some days

 

 

Hard To Say

 

when will i get my chance to make the lilacs bloom

to decorate the tomb with petals from the groom

who cried "the circumstance could never be assumed!"

it's hard to say, it's hard to say

 

when will i get my chance to burn the shoulders of

the women and the men who dance when theyre in love

who give into romance like hands fit into gloves

it's hard to say, it's hard to say

 

when will i get my chance to watch autumn leaves fall

to make babies crawl to windowsills and all to watch the colors change

and some children are so strange, some children are so strange

 

when will i get my chance to put you in a trance

a-watchin all the snow that's fallin even though

it never lets you down, never makes a sound

 

it's hard to say, it's hard ...

 

 

Have To Tell You

 

i have to tell u i love u my love

i have to get all these words off my chest

i kno this worlds a fool for lovers

oh but my love u aint nothin like the rest

 

im willin to chance every cent on my love

im willin to throw reservations away

im willin to dance any waltz with my love

im here to hear all that u have to say

 

n theres no shame that could keep me from u

tho im so scared im never scared enough

i dont care i dont care whatever i have to do

theres only u and u r love

 

my loves a harp strim-strummin on my heart

strummin the song i must hear again

my love could mend what tumbles my love could mend what crumbles

my love begins where other lovers end

 

i never knew the strength of touch

it's not like knowin right from wrong

cause u think u kno love, u think u kno love, u think u kno love, u think u kno it . . .

until love walks into our arms

 

 

Hemlock Tree

 

darlin won't you come with me

deep inside the hemlock tree

tnite i wanna be with you darlin it's true

you are my favorite one

you're the stars and you're the sun

whenever i look in the skies 

i see your eyes 

and they are such lovely things

don't be shy i know that you have wings

because i've seen you fly

oh darlin i would die for you

it's true darlin it's true

 

 

Here We Are

 

here we are on the verge of being more than we are

i love to see u anytime if anytime is always

everyday without a doubt i know i cant live without

yr charming voice yr lovely face even tho yre in some other place

i wish u were here oh won't u please reappear?

 

 

How To Sleigh A Reindeer 

 

123 123 123 123 123 123 123 ...

 

you dont kno what it's like working for santa claus

have u ever closely examined the poor little reindeer paws

have u ever gone to the northpole and seen the factory life

have you ever interviewed mrs claus (aka wife)

you dont kno what it's like working for santa claus

 

you don't kno what it's like fillin up candy jars

the tedium of index and thumb on gum leaves some with mental scars

and no job is ever as sweet as it sounds

the belt in his hand proves he's mean all around 

and you dont kno what it's like working for santa claus

 

santa has one clause and this is it

once one is hired one may never quit

santa takes the joy out of christmas

to be fired, to be fired's at the top of my wish list . . .

 

no matter what the season whether snow falls freezin or thaws

the sound of no laughing, drill bits, hammers and saws

while visions of sugarplums dance in yr head

im lucky if in three days mine touches a bed

and you dont kno what it's like working for santa claus  

 

the rose in his cheeks; a rouge for his flaws

a muzzle for dominick the donkey (hee-haw)

oh christmas is cool, i know i work for a good cause

it's just i cant stand santa claus

 

 

Hyenas Go Ha, Owls Go Who?

 

in the darkness writin ten under two

on my violin my father rented for me from the school

hyenas go ha ha ha ha n owls go hoo hoo hoo . . .

hyenas go ha ha ha ha n owls go who do u . . .

 

if i could id dream i could go in a field 

n walk along with the cows n the field

(i could walk along)

n i could dream i could dream 

i was very very strong n i could seem 

like i was like i was like n hyenas go

 

(in the darkness writin ten under . . . two

on the violin my father rented for me from the school)

 

ha ha ha . . .

n owls go hoo . . .

hyenas go ha ha ha . . .

n owls go who do u think u are?

 

 

I Can't Change

 

suddenly my rainclouds rainin snow n i no longer notice things u notice 

im always distracted by the birds singin the best song ive ever heard 

 

theres one good thing bout the rain theres one good thing bout the rain 

it's a song to find the birds but it sings in other words 

 

so dont complain dont complain dont complain about me i cant change 

 

lately i no longer like yr name so i pretend i dont kno it 

strangers r all exactly the same wondrin where the other stranger came from 

 

theres one good thing bout the pain theres one good thing bout the pain 

it's a song to find the nerve but it sings in other words 

 

so dont complain dont complain dont complain about me i cant change 

 

anything about myself  so dont complain dont complain 

dont complain about me i'll never change i cant change i cant change no i cant

 

 

I Feel So Bad For You

 

i feel so bad for you 

i feel so bad for you

i remember you moved to brooklyn

you were "Inspirin Writer"

i feel so bad for you

i feel so bad for you

i remember when you carried pens

in every pocket, in every socket

i feel so bad for you

i feel so sad for you

you used to talk to your mom and dad

you used to have everything you had, but

i feel so sad for you

i feel so mad for you

you used to walk 

you used to talk to everybody

you used to call

you used to be tall, but now you're small and

i feel so bad for you

i feel so sad for you

i feel so unhappy too

yes i do when i think of you

when i think of you

when i think of you and everything that you do

da da da vee da da

i feel so stuck on you

i feel white as elmer's glue

even though you're such a horrible loser

i like to think that maybe we'd be together one day

and even though nobody likes what you write

i like to think that we could stick together

 

 

If I Had A Boat

 

If I had a boat

I would sail it to the moon

Way up high I would float

In a starry lagoon

And my submarine

Would search in every sea

For golden jellyfish

Who sting like honey bees

If I had a plane

I would soar into a dream

I'd steal lovely visions

Of molecular collisions

Where nothing is what it seems

(And if I had you, I don't know what I'd do)

Oh, I believe I'm a fairy-tale

I fly all around the world

And sometimes little ones believe in me

 

 

If You Take My Window

 

if u take my window

u take my view of the sea

and if u take my sea

u take my meal from me

n if u take my meal

i have no energy

if i have no energy

there's nothin left of me

hmmm

 

 

Ill Willed Person

 

I am not an ill-willed person

I do not wish bad things for you

Love the faces you've been dreamin of

Embrace memory . . .

 

Wear your coat, sing your song

But don't write me, we'll never really get along

You see there's just too much I know already

 

Love everything

you've always loved

Love everything

you've always loved

Love everything

you've always loved

Love everything

you've always loved

 

your long black hair and entourage

of fans who care can't camouflage

the boy you've dared to love for years and years

appears to mystery

 

And I like you believe in true

Love, but I know enough of it

To admit it won't deny truth

Constitutes his story

 

Love everything

you've always loved

Love everything

you've always loved

Love everything

you've always loved

Love everything

you've always loved

 

You're at his show

Standin in the front row

But he let go a long time ago

And I know the past I do not want to know

And it's out of my hands

It's all out of my hands

 

And I am not an ill-willed person

Ah, but your question's my misfortune

Who cares who's complicated, girl?!

And who's the crooked jane?

 

And you are not an ill-willed person

You've never even thought to torture

Me, but has he run to you

In those shoes in the rain?

 

Love everything

you've always loved

Love everything

you've always loved

Love everything

you've always loved

Love everything

you've always loved

 

 

In My Garden

 

in my garden

in my garden in the afternoon 

 

in my garden

in my garden in the afternoon

 

see me lounging in my garden in the afternoon

in my garden in my garden in the afternoon

 

 

Jacket

 

glass-glittered sidewalks and children drawin in vain

chalk images was away in the rain

 

now i only write where i know my words may stain

but oh to be so young and free again

 

you don't fit in my jacket, don't stretch it over your arms

you don't fit, there's somewhere else you belong

 

i remember the wings of fireflies in the dark

oh the sound of the merry-go-round in the park

 

peelin off the bark from every sycamore tree 

i was like you and you were exactly like me, julia

 

but you don't fit in my jacket, don't stretch it over your arms

you don't fit there's somewhere else you belong

 

i never-minded the ocean, i could change the whole world

how does a person like me grow up to be a little girl?

 

you moved far away, you never said one word

sad things have happened, but that's the worst i ever heard

 

now i'd never mind a letter or two from you

i write with black ink, your pen is always blue

 

you don't fit in my jacket, so don't stretch it over your arms

you don't fit there's somewhere else you belong

 

you don't fit in my jacket, don't stretch it over your arms

you'll never fit, there's somewhere else you belong

 

 

Just Got Over You

 

do u always have to be right

cant u be wrong just once in yr life?

 

do u always have to see tears 

fall from my eyes fore u 'pologize

cause that justifies my love for u guy?

 

i just got over u, im the sunrise 

n u cant control a fire in the skies

 

do u always have to play dumb

suckin yr thumb, cantchya play nice?

 

it's true, i made a mistake --

when i should have run -- darlin i stayed

i should have been wise and broken all ties

 

but i just got over u, im the sunrise 

and u cant control a star in the skies

 

 

Just Like That Robert Frost Poem

 

in the morning when you wake up

and pour the coffee in your coffee cup

oh the skies are never ending

and the mounds are made of buttercup

 

is there a heaven i wonder

is there a hell down under us

 

maybe so, i don't know, i don't know . . .

but mostly i don't care

 

it's just like that robert frost poem

so for those who go on dying in their cloak

and underwear

 

that too is awful nice 

and it shall suffice

what is life if not wholly unfair?

 

 

Lamb To The Slaughter

*adapted from Roald Dahl

 

the whole scene was swell flowers on the sill, flowers on the sill, flowers on the sill, flowers on the sill.

and i in my gown, i was dressed to kill, i was dressed to kill, i was dressed to kill, i was dressed to . . . kill.

 

and i say who do you think you are? i say who do you think you are?

 

"This is going to be a big shock to you, I'm afraid," he said. 

"But I've thought about it a good deal and I've decided that the only thing to do is to tell you immediately." 

And he told her. It didn't take long, four or five minutes at most, and she sat still through it all, watching him with puzzled horror. 

"So there it is," he added. "And I know it's a tough time to be telling you this, but there simply wasn't any other way."

 

pardon us ma'am, what's that in your hand, what's that in your hand, what's that in your hand, what's that in your hand?

oh this? it's nothing but one leg of frozen lamb, leg of frozen lamb, leg of frozen lamb, leg of frozen laaaaaaaaaaamb . . .

(there wasn't any other way . . .)

 

and i say who do you think you are? i say who do you think you are?

 

The detectives hesitated, but they were hungry, and in the end, they went into the kitchen and helped themselves to supper. 

The woman stayed where she was and listened to them through the open door. 

She could hear them speaking among themselves, and their voices were thick because their mouths were full of meat.

"Have some more, Charlie."

"No, we'd better not finish it."

"She wants us to finish it. She said we ought to eat it up."

 

 

Letter

 

by the time you read the letter 

i'll be gone, feelin better ill be strong w.out you to be dependent upon

sometimes i cant believe this is it -- this is life: live, die, don't exist

and life grows from earth where i decompose

so dont start shakin branches as sometimes circumstances

make romance as stone oh dont go losing your sleep 

over what you could not keep hush your sighs

just shush your big baby blue eyes

maybe it's way better this way -- anyway

what's the difference makes no difference to me

and da da da . . .

 

 

Light Beam

 

i remember the day we met

like it was yesterday

like it was yesterday

 

n i kno where we're goin tho we aint there yet

but the future aint so far away, hey u

 

u r a light beam

so shine on and on and on

oh, u always kno what i mean

and the list goes on and on

 

we may be walkin in circles, but so what!

at least we're movin along right in time

 

try'na figure it out day by day by day by day

we're lost, but that's all part of the design 

 

n u r a light beam

so shine on and on and on

 

oh, u always kno what i mean

and the list goes on and on and on and on, yeah

 

oh, i remember the day we met 

like it was yesterday

like it was yesterday

 

 

Londone Callin'

 

londone callin me

and my guitar across the sea

and i wonder if i should go there

 

would u wonder bout me

and my guitar across the sea

my love, my love, would u dare?

 

cause yre a part of me

when u r apart from me

im miserable in my despair

 

londone callin me

and my guitar across the sea

and i wonder if i should go there

 

how i think of u

the christmas lights that light yr room

the tv, the man who lives below --

 

the bridge i cross at night

the photograph in black and white

and the rose u left so i knows

 

that u r a part of me

when u r apart from me

im miserable in my despair

 

londone callin me

and my guitar across the sea

and i wonder if i should go there

 

now u r the world to me

so if i should leave u be

id be leavin my whole world behind

 

and if i travel

it's only to unravel

the loneliest map that is my mind

 

cause u r a part of me

when u r apart from me

im miserable in my despair

 

londone keeps callin me

and my guitar across the sea . . .

i wonder if i should go there

 

 

Long Walk To Never

 

it is the dream that i awake from that truly writes this song

theres no need for an escape youve never been here all along

u were in the caribbean im in ny now thinkin . . .

 

u say u want me but u never came to get me

oh u never got me n i hope u dont haunt these dreams ever again

 

now if only i was catharine n u my love were newt

we'd be sittin in the orchard with an apple n a flute

n a ring danglin but im in londone now singin . . .

 

u claim to want me but u never came to get me

oh u never got me n i hope u dont haunt these dreams ever again

 

those time-stand-stills in soho n brooklyn were lost chances 

we missed out im lookin for somethin else somewhere else my fren

 

u say u want me but u never came to get me

oh u never got me n i hope u dont haunt these dreams ever again

 

and a long walk to never

surely takes forever and ever

 

 

Lucca

 

You should know I could never hold your photo

It trembled in my hand and I had to let it go

And the people came and the people went

And the cards and the flowers and the food was sent

 

I saw your mom I saw your dad

I saw your sisters your brothers and the house you had

And it's strange to be with a family who keeps saying

"Say something 'fore the food goes bad"

 

What are we to make

What are we to make of this?

We are just adults

And you were just a little crazy kid

 

The living room lights were dim

I saw you in your brother when I looked at him

And it brought back painful memories

Of the pool and the fool on piano keys

 

And I had no idea how to be myself

I've forgotten what it's like to think of someone else

And it's strange to be a with a family who keeps saying:

"Only I see how you look in at me"

 

What are we to make

What are we to make of this?

We are just adults

And you were just a little crazy kid

 

We drove home long after the sky grew dark

We sat alone a little while after the car was parked

We felt the luckiest of our entire lives, husbands said

"I love you" that night when they kissed their wives

 

'Cause it's the greatest relief when it isn't your own kid

But it's the greatest grief when it is

And it's the greatest sorrow losing what you love

But what's worst is wondering why you did

 

What are we to make

What are we to make of this?

We are just adults

And you were just a little crazy, kid

 

What are we to make

What are we to make of this?

We are just adults

And you are just water under the bridge 

 

 

Luck Is All We Need

 

u left me by the river

where all i did was shiver

 

my hands were cold as tombstone

(well maybe not that cold)

 

all day long i write you songs

as tho i am in love

 

maybe we could get along

tho things really do suck

 

cause either im going crazy

or else i am lazy to move on

 

but i know that's not it

and i think you are

 

you left me in the city

and even tho it's pretty

 

mosaic tiles form your face

in the subways

 

all day long i'll write you songs

as tho i am in love

 

perhaps we could get along

all we need is luck

 

and either im going crazy

or else i am lazy to move on

 

but i know that's not it

like i know you are

 

yes, i know that's not it

like i know you are

 

 

Lucky Star

 

im so lucky to kno u yre my favorite song

it's so easy to think about u all the day long

and i'm callin just to see how u are

and im thankin all my lucky stars

 

whenever we're together all i do is smile

i never wanna say "i'll see u after a while"

do u even kno how lovely u are?

im just thankin all my lucky stars

 

 

Lullaby

 

lullaby my eyes are dry 

but way down deep inside i cry 

for you i weep tonight 

lullaby lullaby yeah 

lullaby the moon's so high shinin' bright 

but inside she's the shy quiet type 

lullaby lullaby 

 

basil growin' outside on my windowsill 

love is in the air but the air's so still 

call me from the street 

throw a pebble at my pane i'm yours 

to keep from goin' insane 

i keep goin' insane 

 

lullaby my eyes are dry 

but way down deep inside i cry 

for you i weep tonight 

lullaby lullaby yeah 

lullaby the moon's so high shinin' bright 

but inside she's the shy quiet type 

lullaby lullaby 

 

angel's fallen outside on my windowsill 

love is in the air but the air's so still 

call me from the street 

throw a rainbow at my pane i'm yours 

to keep from goin' insane 

i keep goin' insane 

 

basil growin' outside on my windowsill 

and love is in the air but the air's so still 

so call me from the street 

throw a pebble at my pane 

i'm yours to keep goin' insane 

i keep on goin' insane

credits

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Marigold

 

i dont care what u say long as what u say changes things

theres too many things that i think to tell u i feel this way or that

 

n in my arms lays nothin at all

nothin? no no not one thing

 

n i dont care what u say long as what u say changes . . . things

 

do u kno i stil dont feel anythin less than i felt before

it's easy to say i am fearless but im only lyin on the floor, bored

 

n oh n my wall nothin at all

nothin? no no, not one thing!

 

n i dont care what u say long as what u say changes . . things

 

marigold

marigold

 

it's dangerous to keep playin over n over the same love tune

i cant help but savor this thing i may favor a little bit too soon

 

and oh in the hall no one at all

and oh on my wrist nothin but this

n oh on my face nothin not even . . . a kiss

 

n oh in the hall no one at all

n what might i risk nothin but this

n oh on my face not one, not even the trace of a kiss

from marigold, marigold, marigold, marigold

 

da da da . . .

 

 

Match.com

 

u found me on match.com

cause it's 2009, cause it's 2009

and it took me many months to join

cause im skeptical about match.com

 

well anyway we met at ditch plains (it's in the west village)

you were wearing a green scarf that day

and the funny thing about that day

is that january 3rd was my birthday

 

and it's ok if you wanna play and it's alright

if u wanna write me a letter on your typewriter tonight

 

now we walk thru central park all the time 

cause it worked out, cause it worked out

but it's 2009 so all the time 

you have to leave the country for another one

 

and what i mean by another one

is iraq, iran, and afghanistan

because you are a really good writer

and you report for the new york times

 

and it's ok if u wanna play and it's alright

if u wanna write me a letter on your typewriter tonight

 

 

Mr. Philippe

 

our love is our shirts

tumblin' in the dryer


what the hand darling


dare seize the fire



 

i have a shell

in the palm of my hand


if i should drop it

where might it land?


 



why is a french man

walkin the hi-wire


on what wings darling


dare he aspire



 

mister philippe

how on earth might we speak


u r so up above

climbin so steep


far from my reach



 

and love, what would a

dance with u require?


i dont know who but

one person's shyer


 



it's u or it's me

(we are not certain yet)


someone will fall one day

building a wreck


breaking his neck


 

 

My Eyes Are Brown, Oh No!

 

My eyes are brown, they always will be

I love your face, I will always

 

And every sound

Sings to be found

But your faith came

When I was famous oh, oh no

 

I've got a pocket, fool!

Full of copper-filled dreams

And I let them fall

Through the water-wall

On 61st st.

 

My wish is always the same

It never changes, oh no, my wish remains

 

That every sound sings to be found

But your faith came when I was famous, oh no

 

I'm like a book

Baby, take one look

I'm bound to let you down

 

And my eyes are brown

They always will be

Wait, my love and see

 

I've been fishin' for pennies

ever since in my dream

You stole me sea

See, you still got somethin'

You don't got nothin'

When you don't got me

 

And every sound sings to be found

But your faith came when I was famous oh, oh no 

 

 

Never Be Daunted

 

whatre u so afraid of

why u feelin scared

whats the worst thats gonna happen

 

standin in the moonlight

i can tell u feel doomed 

tho nothin is wrong no nothin

 

u say maybe a crane will fall from the sky

maybe a dove will dive n die before yr eye

 

it's too early to say it's too early to say goodnight . . . goodnight

it's too early to read it's too early to read by the firelight

 

whatre u so afraid of

why u feelin scared 

whats the worst thats gonna happen

 

standin in the meadow

with sunlight in yr eye n a sense of so much sorrow

 

u say maybe a plane will fall from the sky 

maybe yr lover will lie n die before yr eye

 

it's too early to say it's too early to say goodnight . . . goodnight

it's too early to read it's too early to read by the firelight

 

 

Niagara Falls

 

darlin my dreams are trouble again 

yre my friend -- i kno this -- i shant forget again

 

wherever sun shines thats where we will go

we brave the sleet the hail the rain the snow

 

youve opened up my eyes 

i no longer lie 

 

in the dark -- im afraid of every thing

shadows loom in my heart n gather in my soul     

  

i kno our kind of closeness was worlds apart

on the bridge i fell worse than niagara falls

 

somehow u heard my cries

whenever pigeons fly 

 

in darkness ... stars are born

forgive me my misfortune; forgive the fools i mourn

 

i know u flew the highest in fields of corn

i pray with all my might from dark til dawn

 

dunno how u heard my prayers

ive never been so scared

 

in my life the moon is my alibi

the only witness to my sorrow when i gaze in the sky

 

i know u shone the brightest

i wont deny this one truth 

 

youve opened up my eyes 

i no longer must rely on

 

my deams  . . .

are all in color again  

 

 

Not Your Fault

 

It's not your fault, not your fault

You were born you were already


Doomed from day one


You were done


With your hand on my mouth


And the windowshade drawn


You were wrong


I know what counts


Wear your glasses any way you want

 


Hide in a cave


But you'll never behave


This is the feeling that haunts you

 


There's a place where you go


You deny it


I know you are nervous


I know you are new


And for reasons at last


I have come to rely


On churches I pass


Remindin' you to


Wear your glasses any way you want

 


Hide in a cave


But you'll never behave


This is the feeling that haunts you

 


Runaway Andy!


The night is your own to take home


Lightnin' strikin' the lunatic


Till he's gone

 


And it's not your fault


Not your fault


You were born


Not your fault


Not your fault


You were born

 


It's not your fault, not your fault


You were born


You were already doomed from day one


You were done


With your hand on my mouth


And the windowshade drawn


You were wrong


I know what counts


Wear your glasses any way you want


 

You can hide in a cave


But you'll never behave


This is the feeling that haunts you

 

 

Now Or Never

 

when r we going to go away

we talk and we talk all goddam day

it's now or never; it's never now

never is always forever somehow

 

it's now or never; it's never now

never is always forever somehow

 

 

Oh, Mexico!

 

oh mexico 

i just dont know if i could

ever leave u if i should

 

up in the sky so high

sits a mighty guy

but i dont know

if i ever could believe in him

 

and all the people you know

and all the places they go

and all the things that they tell you

yes you should and should not know

it's all too much for me

 

oh i wish i was a feather in the street

blown wherever wind may move my feet

oh i wish some things were never up to me

wouldn't it be nice to not have to be right --

to never be left with out own devices

 

oh mexico 

i said i just dont know if i could

ever love u if i should

 

 

On And On

 

please excuse the state of mind im in i havent been myself for days on end in ny lookin inside every windowpane 

i havent seen u on the street or in a coffee shop or on a bench hidin behind the new york times somewhere in central park 

and on and on and on on and on and on on and on and on it goes it goes oh no! 

 

days like this r so mysterious i wonder if theyre gonna change im feelin rain the same as firewood touchin a flame 

i wish i could go back to bed beds the place i last saw u i dread a pillow touchin a pillow youll never rest yr head 

upon and on and on on and on and on on and on and on it goes where it stops nobody knows 

 

inside im like some tickin t-t-t-t-time bomb if i dont find u soon im bound to what -- explode!!!

no matter which road u r walkin upon have the mind to look behind u 

 

i may be the shadow that remains after the sun has set the memory youll remind yrself the next time to forget 

as on and on and on on and on and on on and on and on it goes where it on and on and on on and  on and on 

on and on and on it goes where it stops nobody knows 

 

(i havent seen u on the street or on a bench hidin behind the new york times in central pah . . . 

i wish i could go back to bed i dread touchin a pillow u dont rest yr head upon and ah . . .)

 

 

One Day Loneliness

 

u can laugh at the pictures u have in yr book go on take a look n smile 

it just takes a while to get used to we used to 

have none of that we just had each other to look at 

 

one day loneliness will creep again this time i'll have to befriend it before i can send it to u 

maybe youll take it on maybe u wont but i dont want it anymore than u do 

 

i feel ill when i sing this song i sing i know we still have some thing of worth 

n it's her im not used to we used to not want any of this 

we just wanted each other to kid around with 

 

i kno loneliness runs deep my fren nobody ever embraces what nobody else recommends 

go on face it or else pretend r broken hearts better off in the end?

 

 

One May Die So Lonely

 

remind me again just what you were sayin

when you walked in the room when the music was playin

when i was lost too but in my own thoughts

n I could not find you

 

tell me your story im liss'nin this time

i can get us sunglasses n a bottle of wine

we can sit on the carpet sit on the table or sit on the moon

 

u can reach for my hand 

u can say what you like

or just what u just can't stand

u can be a boy or a little ol man

be what you want--even nothin at all--

be with me

 

n why not forgive us quit holdin your breath 

n reachin with y right hand like it's all that is left

for the knob of the door--

i love all your ankles

u fall on my floor

 

u roll your eyes

yre so sick of this

"jaymay, the bracelet i placed on yr wrist--you lost it"

lets face it, i think we both lost it 

a little bit

 

i know yre livin in londumb

cause you keep on complainin 

where is the sunshine it always is rainin

thats all i am hearin skies arent clearin

yr eyes keep on tearin 

yre missin NY

 

but do you miss me

do you miss our talks

do you miss our touchin 

n our midnite walks 

do you miss the ocean

do you miss the sand

do you miss me at all  . . . man?/miss seerman

n i have to laugh like crazy

i really think yre crazy

u might as well ask me if a hot day's all hazy

is yr left eye still navy

have i ever laid lazy with you on the grass

 

lets get somethin straight 

cause i really do hate

this feelin that's growin

to think yre knowin

wherever i may run 

even if it's dumb

i love only u

u are the only one

 

so it really doesn't matter

If im sorta havin fun

If for a cool/cruel even second

i get a glimpse of the sun

whether singin on the stages or fillin up the pages

somethins undone

 

n this song ends here

cause yre really not near /really really weird

we haven't said a word in over a year

it just gives me hope

like music is a rope 

to hold u right here

 

n im sorry for these lines

n im sorry for my crimes

n im sorry for the oceans i sails all the times

if i ever gave you somethin it prolly was the notion 

i never gave you nothin but a very hard time ;o(

 

 

Over My Head

 

Tell me

Tell me truly how to sing this song

Oh, I feel so sad and simple when the day is gone

 

And it's all over my head

It's all over my head

So I wish i was you instead

'Cause it's over my, over my, over

 

Listen

Listen to me as I sing this song

Something strange passin' through me movin' me alone

 

But it's all over my head

It's all over my head

So I wish I was clouds instead

'Cause it's over my, over my, over my . . .

 

What a waste tryin' to understand

When it's over my, over, it's over my head

 

 

Pinocchio's Demise

 

simple pleasures all weve got to give                 

we lock the stars n name the places they live

i love a dirt road with a rose camaro

 

never said i was a good kinda kid

i never said im into this: knock on wood

i never said i was your fren so stop pretendin i am

 

i never told a lie

i never told a lie

i never told a lie

i never told a lie

 

all i ever swept was dust on the floor

everybody always sayin: less is more

all im surrounded by is zen bu-u-ddhism

 

i never told a lie

i never told a lie

i never told a lie

she never told a lie

   

until the day i die

ill never tell a lie

i never told a lie

i never told a lie

 

      

Pins & Needles

 

point a to point c i wonder what the point may be it's nothin

we're on a fast train to nowhere i'm so scared i cant feel my heart . . . beat

 

if only happiness grew on trees id be fine

as it stands: pins, needles, leaves and vines

 

each day i awake i walk roun the lake in a wonder

until clouds replace the sun on my face and then comes the thunder

 

if only happiness was a breeze . . . all the time

 

are those flowers in bloom? how come i barely  took notice --

somebody tell me the meaning of spring cause i don't feel a thing for the roses

(all i knows is . . .)

 

if only happiness was easy id be fine 

as it stands: pins, needles, leaves and vines --

if only happiness grew on trees

 

 

Question Marc

 

you are the best thing so far that i have known

you are a little plant that has grown . . . up

 

the stars, the moon --

my shoelaces swoon

 

this is a song that makes no sense

this is a song in the present tense

 

i want to go to somewhere cozier than here

my dear . . you are a question, marc.

 

this is a song that makes no sense

everyone will listen

and everyone will make fun of it

 

but we won't care -- it's only improv

i's only improv -- i'm trying to teach you

a little lesson about free thinking

 

this is a song that makes no sense

this is a song that makes no sense

this . . . is a song . . . that make no sense

 

at all . . . ta da . . . ta da.

 

 

Rock, Scissors, Paper (RSP)

 

so i have under two minutes to sing u this song

it's quite the challenge actually because ive loved u so long

n i kno im always writin so u think im good with words

but i can hardly express how i feel cause words arent why love is real

 

there was a message in a bottle at the bottom of the sea

somebody mistook rock for paper accid-d-dentally 

so their letter never made it to the lover they adore

i had to fish it from the ocean floor

 

and i kno u wont believe me but i swear to god it's true

the letter said "i love u but i dunno why i do" 

and thats exactly when it hit me thats exactly how i feel

cause tho my love is real i dunno why i love you i just do

 

now i have under fifty seconds to finish this song

it's still surprising people wonder how weve lasted so long

do u remember when we wed how everyone said it was wrong

well really who cares how they feel? wise friends arent why love is real!

and i dunno why i love you i just do

 

now theres a singer in new york -- his name is dave deporis

and i stole a line of verse from him to make my chorus

and id write it by myself except what can u do but steal

when what u wanna say has already been written?

 

n this happens all the time with books n songs n even wine

except the last one is a secret since for that one youll get fined

im getting off the subject but at least it's not a crime

that tho my love is real and oh my love it's real

i dunno why i love you i just do

 

 

Sea Green, Sea Blue

 

"Won't you miss me?" you said inside grand central station

And your eyes grew red and wild before the chasin'

I felt your body move through my coat

I felt you footstep silent but

Heavy, you followed me onto the shuttle

Tapped my shoulder one last time and that was all, that was all

Hmmmm

 

I miss winter just because i miss when i knew you best

I miss the typewriter in the basement, i miss making your room a mess

I miss not being misused

I miss it all, so i guess i lose

Sea green, see blue

Hmmmm

 

September 2nd to April 13th, but who's counting?

Song after song after song after song amounting into mountains

He told me you beat her up

Behold the "Super Keith" on the cup

What's up, enough's enough, and where's my morning coffee?

I regret every single thing I ever said, I said those things too softly

Hmmmm

 

There was you, there was me in the room with the alcoholic guest

You asked if we should sleep on these cardboard sheets I said "Yes, okay, let's"

And the sculptor we hardly knew

His limbs were lying askew

Sea green, see blue

Hmmmm

 

You tossed your phone fifty feet in the air, I can't believe you caught it

You said whatever you wanted to as long as you thought it should be true

And you dream, you make movies, you dance

You moved to montreal, to be closer to france

How's that working out, how's the music, how's the food?

I know you won't stay there forever, i know you're gonna move again and again and again

Hmmmm

 

This is crazy, but I know I left you to be with your art

You always put me first, and somehow that broke my heart

'Cause it's not my place to choose

My first love, and my only muse

Sea green, see blue

Hmmmm 

 

 

Sea Of Words

 

livin on a sea of words

im livin on a sea of words

im livin on a sea of words 

for you

 

and if it happens that this sounds absurd

if it happens that this sounds absurd

if it happens that this sounds absurd

it's true (only because)

 

i don't know how to move forwards

i don't know how to move forwards

i don't know how to move forwards

with you

 

when im livin on a sea of words

livin on a sea of words 

im livin on a sea of words 

for you

 

 

Sebi5

* melody/music by Sebastien Debande

 

dead is the color of yr skin 

yre gone but yre still in my head

and no matter what detectives tell me

somethin -- lead me to water

some call it evidence all this love for a daughter

 

why not just trust in all u see

even if u dont see it all completely

cause i kno u kno it's me and that is somethin

to believe in when u dream at night when yre alone 

on yr own . . . yre not . . .

 

so i tried to tell em

no one wants to believe

i dont have to tell u

someones hidin tricks up their sleeve and

so either i stay and it's u who leave

or we've got to pray

theyve got less important things to do today

 

 

Singin' Of The Birds

 

once we tried to record the singin birds

cable stretched for miles from yr door

near the landin of the planes i never felt so plain

birds never sang the same again

 

i take the train in the mornin when it's still night out

a night owl sings for the moonlight crowd

on the frozen path to yr bedroom door

i walked beside u between sycamore

 

i never told u this but on christmas

i saw u sellin trees on avenue A

winter wind knows yr paper skin 

went to paris once -- i never been 

 

theres a certain slant of light on madison tonight

it shines on vines that grow in rows roun

telephone wires never tire 

of carryin midnight crows

 

does the book of nightmares call across 

the valley of not knowing

the wayward vine of wintertime 

and where on earth it is growing

 

and are yr typewriter words for january 3rd

the key to the secret venue

perhaps you've heard singin of the birds

you cant change a person ever, darlin can you . . .

 

 

Snow White

 

What you look like

Snow white and so on

Reminds me of what I

Can't quite put my finger upon

The key piano and otherwise

Secret 'pon secret

I promise to hide

 

I love you but I'm gonna keep quiet about it

I love you but I'm keeping my mouth shut about it

 

Walking back into the living room

Where I do no thing like sing

Or play piano until

The cow comes home and when the phone rings

I do not dare answer

 

I love you but I'm gonna keep quiet about it

I love you but I'm keeping my mouth shut about it

 

Outside the window a shower scattered

Drop afer drop of sound pitter-pattered

Pitter-pattered, pitter-pattered

 

The wall is white and streaked and splattered

The pipes are broken the leak oh, no matter to me

Cause I prefer this distraction

When the piano calls me off key

 

I love you but I'm gonna keep quiet about it

I love you but I'm keeping my mouth shut about it 

 

 

Solitaire

 

ill never be clever 

n ill never be steady 

on my feet dear

will i ever be ready for u

 

why throw a rock against a wall

if it only falls to pieces

 

i understand yr question man 

but it only left me sleepless

 

was that me who said i love u when we were gazin at the moon 

well im sorry sir i take it back i guess i spoke too soon

 

bc ill never be clever 

n ill never be rock steady 

on my feet dear

will i ever be ready for u      

 

say ill throw a rock against a wall

but it only falls to pieces

  

n i understand yr question man 

but it only left me speechless

 

n u should never really take me seriously

ya kno my voice is only sound

n im the most terrific liar u ever saw in yr life

but the Truth's a weddig gown

is an impossible thing to imagine on me

n i might as well wear a frown :o(

n it's a flatterin thing to be offered a ring

but id only always let u down

 

bc ill never oh be clever 

n ill never be steady darlin

on my feet dear

will i ever be ready for u

 

why throw a rock against a wall

if it only falls to pieces

 

i understand yr question man 

but it only left me sleepless

yeah it only left me.

 

 

Song For Paul

 

Could you remove the light from the room, dear one?

I have no yearn, for this life is no longer fun

 

I rollercoaster through the nightmare

I rollercoaster through the nightmare ride

 

Find me on the floor

Father, I know I do not adore

How well do I know you going through my drawer?

 

I rollercoaster through the nightmare

I rollercoaster through the nightmare ride

 

Sail away lonely-hearted creature of the sea

You were born so forlorn and nothing like the rest of us

(You're just like the rest of us)

 

Laugh all you want, let the organ woman cry

She's gonna do all the talkin' to you, not I

 

I rollercoaster through the nightmare

I rollercoaster through the nightmare ride

 

Sail away lonely-hearted creature of the sea

You were born so forlorn and nothing like the rest of us

(You're just like the rest of us)

 

Could you make all the cloud surround me tight?

And once again, could you please turn out the light? 

 

 

So You Go Away

 

So you go away

You go your way and then I will go mine

I know where the snow falls

And I know where the sin shines

Sippin' my tea in the mornin' time

Where I wonder 'bout every possibility

(I'm on my knees!)

 

Today it looks like the sky may turn over

(Yeah, it may)

Today it looks like the crowd might laugh too loud

Time's runnin' out

I gotta wait until the whole thing blows over

And it's got to

 

Now they say I'm crazy

They said it so sincerely so

I believed it was true

But if I'm so crazy

The insanest part is what it makes you

You and your suitcase and your lover, the nude cook

And the window in the kitchen

I think the maid might wanna look

 

Somewhere in the meadow

Somewhere in the meadow where we dream

We take our little bath and then

We think about the things in the stream

Where we go half crazy until we figure out what it all means

Then we laugh

We laugh 'cause we don't have to scream anymore

 

 

Summertime Is Where It's At

 

so we're sittin in our tree

k-i-s-s-i-n-g

our feet r danglin like branches

we're toe-touchin all the sea

 

n this is summertime

summertime is where it's at

this is summertime

did u bring a mit

did u bring yr baseball bat

 

da da da da da da da da da da da

da da da da da da da da da da da

 

saw u sittin next to me

s-i-l-e-n-c-e

spells will u marry me?

maybe, baby.

 

cause this is summertime

summertime is where it's at

this is summertime

did u bring a rhyme

did u bring a book 

did u bring a magnifying glass . . .

 

 

Sycamore Down 

 

Soul map on the wall might've

Listened to the children sing

 

Sycamore down and the

Ground was glistening

 

But you were never good

You were never good

 

What might you say if

You could tell me anything

 

Love saves the day

Love will say everything

 

Just one thing at a time

One thing at a time

Now my love

 

I'm just a cloud

I'm not proud of how I've

Been dealing with things

 

No one's allowed

Into my world

To see how I'm feeling

 

And if this isn't love

What is love

If this isn't love?

 

'Cause soul map on the wall might've

Listened to the children sing

 

Sycamore down and the

Ground was glistening

 

But you were never good

You were never good

At anything at all

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Table For Two

 

promise youll meet me

send the scenery tables for two

i'll pose so sweetly

my heartbeat completely for you

 

capture my color

watercolor the ocean blue

we'll seaweed each other

the seashell i save shall be you

 

i was made for a painting

and you were made for me

 

yr eyes are mountains

i kiss yr mouth n i forget my mind

i climb inside yr vision

to fill the spaces u r blind

 

i sleep like the ocean

i move to motion memories of u

i awake to the notion

my sea would calm if only u knew

 

 

There Are Red Roses

 

help me

the dishwasher's on

and i love you too much

help me . . .

something is wrong

such and such and such

oh for a taste of your touch

oh for a taste of your touch

that be too much

that be too much.

this is how you write a song

when you're not knowing what you're doing

let your fingers touch the strings

let your mind and thoughts be brewing

i write songs

i write songs

i never thought it was a special talent especially

i never thought i was special

anyone can do it if theyre honest naturally

it doesnt take a scientist

even a scientist isnt always a genius

doesnt take a rock scientist

to know all we need is love

john lennon was right

there are red roses 

there are red roses

there are red roses

on the table tnite

there are red roses

there are red roses

there are red roses

but i cant eat them for dinner

this is the part when i'm stuck

this is the part

when i dont give . . . . a fuck

(sigh)

i am trying to do something in my life

w.out some meaning

w.out some meaning

i would rather be sharp than a butter knife

i would rather be dreaming

has anybody ever told you what happens when you die

has anybody ever told you what happens when you lie

recently i have learned

what john lennon meant by instant karma

i learned it from this dr. named gabor mate

instant kama means we suffer immediately

like if we tell a lie

we become narrower right away

(narrower right away)

how long can i keep going with this song

my fingers keep playin different chords

here's a weird one, o-o-oh

here's a weird one

this is yr mind

it's how it thinks

when you drink . . .

im drinking a martini . . . 

there are some people out there who will listen to this

and find genius in it

and i think that's stupid!

if u gave anyone a guitar and tell them to play some chords

theyd say the same bullshit

but in all honesty

this is how the good songs get written...written...

and in all honesty

i feel as tho my heart's been bitten . . .

sittin at a table

im hopin i am able

that i am able

to make beauty out of guitar strings and some wood



The Psychic Says

 

the longer i strum this chord

the longer i feel alone

i got no home - nobody loves me

no one looks at my face

when i walk down the street

 

i wrote my name in wet cement

i wanted to know that my life meant

something . . . important

something grand . . . in the big scheme of things

 

the longer i strum this chord

the longer i feel in pain

the longer i remain

a stranger in my room

 

cause i know the world turns

and i notice things can change

but still i can’t believe

still i can’t believe

 

still i can’t believe

im gonna be a mother -- of three

one day, one day, one day . . .

 

 

This Isn't Love

 

Would you mind if i call you sweetheart?


I found your voice upon my tape


And I was listenin' to you


Till I fell asleep, it was gettin' late


And I know it's you out on the sidewalk


I was hopin' I would meet


Somethin' always hits me


But it ain't concrete beneath my feet


And it's not cold


It's not the heat

 



Is this love?


Is this it?


If it is, I like it


And if it's love


Please stay, love


Don't go away, love


Don't go away



 

I think of you constantly


When I walk by "Nice Guy Eddie's"


And oh, to you non-Mets fans in the bar


Would you please be quiet, please


And I know there's only one direction we can go from here


And I may whisper exactly where that is


I could tell it to your ear


And I'll be crystal, I'll be clear

 



Is this love?


Is this it?


If it is, I like it


And if it's love


Please stay, love


Don't go away, love


Don't go away . . . hey!

No one knows how their story unfolds


You find out when you're old and gray


But l got a good feelin' about you


I don't know what to do


Please say . . . stay


Before it goes away


Before it goes away


before it goes . . .



 

Would you mind if i call you sweetheart?


I found your voice upon my tape


And I was listenin' to you


Till I fell asleep, it was gettin' late


And I know it's you out on the sidewalk


I was hopin' I would meet


Somethin' always hits me


But it ain't concrete beneath my feet


And it's not cold


It's not the heat

 



Is this love?


Is this it?

If it is, I like it


And if it's love


Please stay, love


Don't go away, love 


Don't go away

 

Don't go away, love


Don't go away

 

Don't go away, love


Don't go away

 

 

Too Many People

 

the way you touch i know it should

but it doesnt feel good

dont convince me with words -- i wont listen

this time i wont let you in

 

too many people know what they want

i dont know why i dont know

 

count the times you crossed the lines

it all adds up to nothing

 

before i met you

i fought to forget you

but i lost when i let you win

this time i wont let you in

 

too many people go too far

and i dont know why i just dunno

 

we're just two crazy kids

we're both too young for this

 

so this time when bullshit begins

just let go, it's all over you know it

when youre feelin that somethin within

 

count the times you crossed the lines

it all adds up to nothin

 

 

Tragedy

 

such a tragedy such a shame i had to push u in front of the train 

i was walkin u couldnt keep up u kept on talkin u wouldnt shut up 

n im so sorry but thats what i do when somebody upsets me n u always do 

n it's very sad yre such a mush everybody heard when yr body went sploosh 

u know it could have been jim instead it was u im so sorry it's just i thought u knew 

u can always count on me to bring u down bop baa 

 

when someones a moron or a jerk they keep on flirtin with yr boyfren it starts to hurt 

yre ragin with fire yr face is so red man if only they would drown or choke or drop dead 

oh it can happen a matter of will u just pick yr poison and u let it spill 

into their coffee or into their beer thats how u make them disappear 

u can always count on me to bring u down bop baa 

 

yre waitin in line at the bank of new york somebody cuts u like a knife and fork 

tap on their shoulder spit in their face say hey im sorry u just stole my space 

if they feel guilty and trade spots with u cause thats the natural and the right thing to do 

calm down let it go worse things have happened in new york altho 

if they ignore u n turn back aroun choose yr weapon n never ever back down 

it may be a hammer it could be a gun doesnt really matter as long as u run 

as quick as u can away from the scene just leave the janitor the body to clean 

n dont think about it never feel mean i murdered yr ma it was only a dream  ;o)

u can always count on me to bring u down bop baa

 

 

Understood

 

good light over the seagulls roll for the 

nighttime cry shine n go for the gopher

my eyes roll beside u i notice the way u 

resign to the bathrom to receive a phone call 

n u return w carrot soup in a plastic bag

oh u returned w soup in a plastic bag

where is the # that i should reach u

i kno u u kno me u want to u should follow

understood (i want to be good) understood

understood (i want to be good) understood

i kno u u kno me u want to be lonely

i love u i kno u kno u want me to/o

is that understood . . . is that understood . . .

i kno u u kno me u want to be lonely

u hold the empire in yr arms

and i am good (i want to be good) is that understood

i was good cause i understood

theres a green light above the empire state line 

u shine there (u meant to)

 

 

Up On The Hill

 

you dont belong in my shadow

you dont belong in my light

waving good day thru the lifetime

bidding the day to the night . . . time . . . crime

 

there up on the hill a boy and girl met 

and they are standing there still on the hill

with arms reachin roun the one they love to call . . .

 

some pray into the meadow

go there you start to say

come down in the bear where they found me

down in the well where they drown

crown after crown

 

up on the hill a boy and girl met 

they stand there so still

with arms reachin roun the world

 

oh darlin dance with me darlin dance with me darlin dance with me

cmon dance with me darlin dance with me darlin dance with me 

darlin dance with me darlin dance with me darlin dance with me 

darlin dance with me darlin dance with me darlin cmon and dance 

darlin dance with me darlin dance with me darlin dance darlin --

 

oh, up on the hill a boy and girl met 

and they are standing there still on the hill

with arms reachin roun the one they love to call their love

 

 

U Said U Would Call

 

it's 11pm

im writin this song

u said u would call

n im waitin thats all

 

i think we're still friends

i hope that we're more

u said u would call 

as u walked out my door

 

what is it with people

leadin me on

im on my mattress 

right in this song

 

u said u would call

u said it so nice

u said u would call

such a simple devi-i-ice 

to keep me waitin

for the phone to ring

yre not gonna call 

so im gonna sing

 

dont tell me youll call

if yre not gonna call

im not angry 

im just waitin thats all

 

 

WASAD

 

dont move yr mouth

it's useless to talk

it's useless to talk to a wall

 

n dont move yr legs

it's useless to walk

it's useless to walk if u fall

 

and when alls said n done

we hit n we run

we hit n we run away

 

when alls said n done

it's really no fun

it's realy no fun . . .

 

so dont move yr mouth

it's useless to talk

it's useless to talk thru the wall

 

n dont move yr legs

cause u cant seem to walk

no u cant walk if u fall

 

and when alls said n done

we hit n we run

we hit n we run away

 

when alls said n done

it's really no fun

it's realy no fun at all

 

 

WHAT ABOUT THE BOB?

 

what about the moon

what about the car

what about the parents

that drove really far

what about the song

what about the star

what about the rugs

we leave on the floor

what about the cat 

what about the dog 

what about the bird

what about the log

what about the fire

what about the shaker 

what about the drum

what about the keys

what about my knees 

what about the son

what about the daughter

w h u d d a b e e b u h r o a n

what about the

what about the bicycle the heater n the furnace

what about the stove

what about the cabinet

what about the roux

what about the rabbit

what about the 

purple paint on the wall !!!

what about the harmonica

what about the summer

thats about to fall

what about the winter

that may spring spring

what about the diamond set in the ring

what about the what about the sky

what about the guy

what about the gal

what about the party

what about the pal

what about the 

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What Happened

 

One day ago you spoke to me


You whispered so eloquently


I'm egg-shell walkin'


On the postcard I'll send


What happened



 

I should've sensed it from the start


Your words were such a work of art


Syllables that broke my heart all over again


What happened



 

Oh, overnight you changed from kind to cruel


I feel just like a fool


Why should I even pretended a miracle could ever mend


The bitter moments that I spend wondering


 

What happened

 



You're like the dream I can't forget


I won't regret we ever met


I'm curious oh I hardley mean to offend


What happened



 

There's still one piece I can't get straight


A puzzle I have to investigate


I'm usually polite, now I can't pretend


Nothing happened



 

Oh, darling I don't know where we went wrong


I've been thinking all day long


Is there some way to change your mind?


Like a puzzle piece that I might find

 


In the words you have not spoken yet


Whisper I promise to let you


Talk your way back to my room


Tell me that you left too soon


Take a hold of my hand


Help me understand


 

What happened



 

Cause how could you just go


Without telling me so


Now I'll never know

 


If our love is meant to be


Darling please listen to me



Listen and you just might


Change every wrong back into right

 


Overnight you changed your mind, you fool


How could you be so cruel?



And why should I even pretend a miracle could ever lend 

A moment where I do not spend life wondering if 

 

What happened since then would happen again


What happened since then

 

 

Wise Is The Sea

 

how wise is the sea

for living longer than me

and quite right is the moon

shedding light on the sea //// //// i see you 

i see me stretched out in the sun -- unraveling 

everything before it's begun

 

i see cloud number nine how/it's divine

i see heaven above disguised as love

 

 

Worry Stone

 

i carry worry stones 

i know it's true

and when i'm all alone

i worry about you 

 

and i recall the good things 

that we said daily

and i recall anything

that made me your lady in the night

 

i carry worry stones

i know it's true

and when i'm on my own

i carry you 

 

i recall the good things

that we said daily

and i recall anything

to make me your lady in the night

 

 

You Are Looking Old

 

I'm overwhelmed with emotion

I'm overwhelmed in D

I've got 500,000 things on my mind

Goin 500,000 speeds

 

The shower-head is beyond broken

The water's freezin cold

I'm in my blanket on your bed

And you are lookin over at me

 

Yeah. 

You See? 

Yeah.

 

For two years I avoided you

I wonder why sometimes

I'm too ashamed to admit reasons

Stars were not aligned

 

I remember walkin round with my hands

Clenched in two tight fists

two years is two years too long to resist you

So why did I resist?

 

I'm on the brink of somethin

So you may listen in

I'm not insincere at all

They were all, they were all . . .

 

Kiddin when they told you

I had banished you from thought

I never could not think of you

To spare the shoes I bought

 

Remindin me of "Art Land"

With nobody at the bar

To watch you throw my clog upon the floor

Where dancers usually are

 

I'm on the brink of somethin

So you may listen in

I'm not insincere at all

They were all, they were only kidding!

 

 

You Are My Love

 

you are my love

and i love my love

cause my love loves me

cause my love loves me

 

and my love loves me

cause my love can see

im the one that he 

will be with for all of time

 

one day i'll run run just to arrive at the conclusion

it's love that lets us survive

 

then ill run run run 

to the one one one 

and we'll smile so absurd 

cause we know what we've begun

and what we have begun

is a song song song

with no music and no words

and absolutely nothing wrong 

 

you are my love

and i love my love

cause my love loves me

cause my love loves me

 

yeah my love loves me

cause my love can see

im the one that he 

will be with for all of time

 

one day im afraid i might find

ive nothin to say

cause words are hard to rhyme

 

but ill run run run 

to the one one one 

and we'll smile so absurd 

cause we know what we've become

and what we have become

is a song song song

with no music and no words

there's absolutely nothing wrong with that

there's nothing wrong with that

there's nothing wrong with that

there's nothing wrong with that 

 

 

You Are The Only One I Love 

 

the first time that i met you i knew

one day i would know u even better

when people tried to tell me "do not fall for him"

i told myself "don't let them get to you"

 

u r the only one i love

u r the only one i love

u r the only one i love to love

 

u r the only one i love

u r the only one i love

u r the only one

 

the first thng that you said to me was

"jamie i love you, jamie i love you, jamie, jamie, i love you"

and i've never been one to believe in love at fist sight

but now i know it exist

 

u r the only one i love

u r the only one i love

u r the only one i love to love

 

u r the only one i love

u r the only one i love

u r the only one

 

we went for walks through leaves in parks

your winter sleeve was pulled over my hand

dont u know i thought of you when on st. mark's

i saw some other man collecting cans?

 

u r the only one i love

u r the only one i love

u r the only one i love to love

 

u r the only one i love

u r the only one i love

u r the only one

 

can u feel love landslide outside/inside at all?

 

 

You'd Rather Run

 

run yr fingers through yr hair, let's pick up from where we left off

call all your friends, announce the new victory

once u were sweet to me-- knock it off

 

the music doesn't move you, doesn't soothe you, doesn't prove youre worth a dime

you work round the clock, watch it tick and tock, but this isn't your time

move over son, it's my turn to shine

 

was there ever a moment, one small slice in history when i took you seriously?

when your belt and your shoes did not announce your poor taste so fearlessly?

cause that's news to me.

 

and u can forget it, i get it, i just dont let it get to me

i regret to inform i do not fret or mourn the way things used to be

it's all in the past now, it's all gone

 

and the only way into the sun is walking, but youd rather run

youd rather run . . . away

 

the songs he writes are for "dad" the true love lost 'fore he ever had

if stories begun "if father loved son" we wouldn't be feelin so bad

but doesn't everyone?

 

and it's not that i hate you i never loved u enough to hate you

to get even or mad so as not to seem sad just seems ungrateful

cause really i am thankful im sad

 

maybe we're the same unabashed and unashamed then again i dunno where

u came from

you keep carvin out names - first jamie then james and i cant keep up

to restrain u

how come?

 

we two came together for worst and for better it's true

and the weather is clever but she's not the only one getting over you

. . . it's me too

 

and the only way into the sun is walking, but youd rather run

youd rather run away

 

my god, it's no fun to watch u play dumb with yr ugly hand on her thigh

and she's nervous too but politeness eschews the impulse to finger deny

plus yr girlfriends a spy

 

and what would she think to look up from her drink and find you

in your sad little vest tryin hard to undress the girls you sat down next to

shell think nothing-- she'll be thinking of u

 

im glad i dont know the places you go, im glad for u and for them

let's be discreet if we are to meet on Ludlow ever again

dont mention Ben

 

it's funny what u miss, it's funny what u don't

ive thought it all through, the potential to fondly reminisce is this:

i wont

 

and the only way into the sun is walking, but youd rather run

youd rather run away

 

don't say we got along, that's remarkably wrong, it doesn't suggest or imply

the thing about us u dont dare discuss

we never got along famously we just tried

 

i tried to be good, i tried to be gracious and kind

but working with u has done nothing but prove a total waste of time

cause the real curse is yr mind

 

sometimes at night i stare at the ceiling and wonder what's wrong with me

to involve myself with people who don't know what my

true feeling might possibly be

 

who latch onto my strength like it's all they've got

it takes all of my strengths and i go through such lengths to show

them it is not

what they think they are stealing

 

and the only way into the sun is walking, but youd rather run

youd rather run away

 

yes, the only way into the sun is walking, but youd rather run

youd rather run . . . away

 

 

You're My Favorite Man

 

it's been so long

who even knows what day it is

im so strong

for waiting waiting waiting so long

for u to arrive at my doorstep alive

only with longer hair and a tan

youre my favorite man

youre my favorite man

 

sometimes i get bored 

of waiting around

so i write songs like this -- 

theyre not profound

but i think u get the point: i miss you miss you miss you

only wanna kiss n kiss u, yeah that's the plan

cause yre my favorite man

sha la la la la la la la 

 

stop look n listen

baby whats that sound?

its my heart on a mission to p-p-p-pound

and i think i found it

i tell u what, i think i found it . . 

 

it's not a plant, it's not a rug, it's not a bird, it's not a bug

it's not a whale of a cocktail or some shoulder bout to shrug

it's not a movie beyond me or above . . .

it's love  . . . 

 

i think i found true love

i think i found true love

i think i found true love

and that's got to be enough . . .

it's got to be . . . you

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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