EVERWAS

 

Oh the corrections in red ink

Real bad directions and timing

Circle of light to dance in

No one now to dance with

 

I don’t call your name

I don’t know you now

I’m the same

As I ever was

I am not the thing

That you want me to be

Do this to yourself

Leave me

 

Slow to the ground and colder

Imagine a fire a shoulder

Pour in another feeling

Screaming outside the screaming

 

I don’t call your name

I don’t know you now

I’m the same

As I ever was

I am not the thing

That you want me to be

Do this to yourself

Leave me

 

Some things just stack up

Like a deck of cards

Some things just fall down

If we build them up

It was not a waste of time

Nothing gets so lost

And not all things can survive

There was once an us

 

I don’t call your name

I don’t know you now

I’m the same

As I ever was

I am not the thing

That you want me to be

Do this to yourself

Leave me

 

You do this to yourself

You do this to yourself

You do this to yourself

You do this to yourself

 

SECOND STOP

 

Cat’s sitting next to me there on the couch

The winter is coming it’s pushing me out

My skin’s getting thicker

The night’s getting light

The beer that I’m drinking is sweating in lines

 

One train one train down

Second stop in Brooklyn

One train one train down

Second stop in Brooklyn

 

Ten thousand faces and ten thousand miles

And ten thousand places to be

All of them streaming together in one

Painting that no one will see

 

One train one train down

Second stop in Brooklyn

One train one train down

Second stop in Brooklyn

 

All aboard

Hold the door

Hold the door

Hold the door

 

One train one train down

Second stop in Brooklyn

One train one train down

Second stop in Brooklyn

 

GNT

 

You and your lady

Drinking my drink

At a restaurant with tablecloths

I don’t know what to think

 

Well yes you deserve love

You’re a stand up kind of guy

But there are other drinks to be poured

And other things to try

 

Who knew where this’d lead to

Now

 

She’s a beautiful woman

And a dancer too

Perfect posture and so slender

What a rotten thing to do

 

Oh you should be happy

But I don’t want it in my face

Go and pour her a whiskey

You know I never liked that taste

 

Who knew where this’d lead to

Now

Who knew where this’d lead to

Now

 

SEAWITCH

 

There’s a whole lot of waves in the ocean so wide

A whole lot of fish boy swimming on by

A shit ton of water that you never can drink

And if you can’t float boy you might sink

 

I know your heart is set on nice pair of fins

She makes a pretty, pretty picture goin’ around in nothing

And I’m not trying to judge or come off as square

But if you’re thinking that its love then you’d better beware

 

She‘s sweet and calm there brushing her hair

She got the fire of a dragon and the strength of a bear

You’re not going to save her or take her home to Mom

You’re gonna drown in deep as she’s holding you down

 

Oh, I know she’s sweet, I know she’s smooth, I know she pleases you

But oh, that girl’s got teeth word on the street is it ain’t just you.

 

I know it may be hard to get yourself away

But that little sea witch will do you in one day

 And when that is really up to her

How much pain can you handle how much money can you burn?

 

So when you get to port take some extra time

To meet a real nice girl to be your valentine

One that sends you letters sprayed in perfume

One that waits for your return and loves only you

 

Oh, I know she’s sweet, I know she’s smooth, I know she pleases you

But oh, that girl’s got teeth word on the street is it ain’t just you.

 

Oh, I know she’s sweet, I know she’s smooth, I know she pleases you

But oh, that girl’s got teeth word on the street is it ain’t just you.

 

Oh to be a land lover in a sea full waves

When you’re rowing out to shore don’t get carried away

Oh to be a land lover in a sea full waves

When you’re rowing out to shore don’t get carried away

 

THREE CHANDELIERS

 

There were no outlets

There was no power

It took 15 minutes

To get hot water

 

The kitchen had counters

And empty bottles

And notes that were saying

You’d get more tomorrow

 

The bathroom was pea green

The cabinets were full

Of the craziest things

Like hardhats and dolls

 

It was almost art

If you can tell that apart

From things that just go bad

While we’re  half in the bag

 

Sometimes I miss it

Miss coming home

To an island

Where nothing’s wrong

 

Where all our habits

Are ours to have

Our favorite chateau

Was painted in red

 

Our own inventions

We’re writing them down

We’re painting like madmen

We’re fleshing them out

 

There were 2 chandeliers

In a room with mirrors

And one chandelier on the wall

I would meet you outside

Where you’d like to hide

And smoke all the cigarettes in the world

You smoked all the cigarettes in the world

All the cigarettes in the world

 

ANGIE

 

If you can get into the building

Past the security guards

Go up to the 12th floor

Through the glass doors

There you are

Angie will be there

But Lords knows not for long

That girl can sing

The hell out of a song

 

She’s Motown

When you’re broke down

She’s bound to get you way too high

Buy her a drink

So people see you standing by her side

She’s that good

Believe your ears

Believe your eyes

She’s that good

Believe your ears

Believe your eyes

 

There’s ho hum

On a tight drum

And bills that come and must be paid

And 5th avenue taking all your hard-earned

Money away

But the real thing is hiding

In a corporate castle in the sky

Try to see her sometime

While you can afford the price

 

She’s Motown

When you’re broke down

She’s bound to get you way too high

Buy her a drink

So people see you standing by her side

She’s that good

Believe your ears

Believe your eyes

She’s that good

Believe your ears

Believe your eyes

 

SURVIVALIST

 

Though your chest may rise and fall

And push your heart to beat once more

There’s nothing wrong

There’s nothing right

 

Now your hand is holding mine

But one day there may come a time

There’s nothing wrong

There’s nothing right

 

Your mouth says a lot of things

But the words unsaid mean everything

There’s nothing wrong

There’s nothing right

 

We might be a pretty pair

But I’m more alone than you’re aware

There’s nothing wrong

There’s nothing right

 

You’d never fight for me

You’d never disagree

 

So my love and all my dreams

Are untouched and awakening

There’s nothing wrong

There’s nothing right

 

I don’t mean to spoil what’s good

But if I can’t have it no one should

There’s nothing wrong

There’s nothing right

 

And I trust if it was there

You’d let me know how much you care

There’s nothing wrong

There’s nothing right

 

So I am a survivalist

That must move on and must subsist

On nothing wrong 

And nothing right

 

One more day

And one more night

 

R FOR REGRET

 

Passing through and leaving

Contained and so shut down

Perhaps someone is looking

Jump in to just jump out

 

If they’re all not looking

If they’re turned away

If they never see anything

They’ll have nothing to say

 

Taking time to take time

When time is yours to take

Alone and never feeling

Alive for your own sake

 

 If they’re all not looking

If they’re turned away

If they never see anything

They’ll have nothing to say

 

If they’re all not looking

If they’re turned away

If they never see anything

They’ll have nothing to say

 

If they’re all not looking

If they’re turned away

If they never see anything

They’ll have nothing to say

 

KUBRICK

 

It’s Easter again

And if you don’t know I’m not going to tell you

It’s a coffin and a door

And the sun

It’s a rock and a hard place

And the music is terrible you bitch

Chop the sky up and pull me down

And change your mind ‘cause

 

I’m all alone here

I’m the only thing on the moon

I’m reaching out

To the darkest thing in the room

There’s a lake of fire

Oh God don’t let me be born again

There is something so strange

So strange about this mission

 

I didn’t honor

My mother or my father

I was in the tent

When the whole thing went down all together

And it all went by in

In a coat of so many colors

And time stopped and I was down

At the end of a long rope

 

I’m all alone here

I’m the only thing on the moon

I’m reaching out

To the darkest thing in the room

There’s a lake of fire

Oh God don’t let me be born again

There is something so strange

So strange about this mission

 

So I see myself

And I am myself so much later

And I watch myself as I die alone in a theater

Why don’t run and change the future for the better

Why don’t I change my mind

And change the station

Goddamn

 

I’m all alone here

I’m the only thing on the moon

I’m reaching out

To the darkest thing in the room

There’s a lake of fire

Oh God don’t let me be born again

There is something so strange

So strange about this mission

 

WISH

 

It is night all over

As far as we see

We can’t light every surface

Or be everything

 

We are single and buried

We wait for the dawn

We make beautiful music

When we are chained down

 

We can go home

To our separate beds

Or you can come over

Or go to your place instead

We are bound to find out

Where our places are

I’ll keep on wishing on a star

 

I might never know

What you think of me

I might never ask you

You might never see

That my heart is aching

That my heart is torn

If you will not save me

I can’t be reborn

 

We can go home

To our separate beds

Or you can come over

Or go to your place instead

We are bound to find out

Where our places are

I’ll keep on wishing on a star

 

How wonder what you are

How I wonder what you are

How I wonder what you are

That star

Oh that star is falling

Oh that star is falling

Oh that star is falling

 

EGRET

 

A great egret I float and fly

Fish preen and green and all white

Get spotted when the moon is high

On one leg standing close my eyes

 

It’s not a feather in my hat

But something I was born with

It never brought me any luck

But looks good on a Sunday

 

I wade I wade and I wait for

Any kind of movement

Until I see something

I’m staring the lake down

 

So down and down then up and gone

Anywhere

I’ve ever been

There’s just no time for discovering

 

So don’t assume ‘cause you don’t know

And to say it ain’t to feel it so

Get on your sticks and make them go

And give someone else the beating

 

‘Cause there’s gold and there’s green and there’s blue

And some of it even seems new

It’s not a lie if it’s true

Not so many things are sinful