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A Prayer For Hope

Margaret sits by the hill
Stares at her children
Wonders what they’ll do
When she’s gone
Will hope also go
Heaven only knows,
A Song for Margaret
A Prayer for Hope

Asante Asante Sana
Under the hot African sun
Out on the Savannah
We don’t know what to say to her
Don’t know so we’ll pray with her
A Song for Margaret
A Prayer for Hope

Mercy Mercy we need more like you
Mercy your light shines in the dark corners
Mercy more just like you with your light shining through
A song for Margaret
A Prayer for Hope

Mercy more just like you
And there’s nothing we couldn’t do
A song for Margaret
A Prayer for Hope

Don’t lose the child
Amongst the children
Don’t lose the soul amongst the living

Sure as Margaret will be forgiven
Francis will hope be living
A song for Margaret
A Prayer for Hope

Asante Asante Sana
Holy ghost Josanna

A song for Margaret
A Prayer for Hope

All The King's Men

Shut your eyes my darling there’s nothing you can say
the man in the moon won’t fall on you
he doesn’t live there anyway
you don’t have to be a soldier to fight in your private war
let the blood you might see rain down on me
you don’t have to fight no more

there’s nothing you can say
there’s nothing you can send
there’s nothing that can change the facts
not all the king’s men
you’ll ride upon the stallion
i’ll ride upon your mare
we’ll ride so far ride so hard
far away from here
when we look back upon the

it all will become so clear
the gates will open up for us
we won’t have no more fears

there’s nothing you can say
there’s nothing you can send
there’s nothing that can change the facts
not all the king’s men
look away look away
you might be tired and troubled but not today
when they come down upon you
I won’t let them get anything on you
and we’ll dream away all those fears and troubles may
look away

we both were motherless children
they sent us separate ways
the family you’d seen beat down on you
mine it was okay
I’ve come to take you back may
save you from this fate
they won’t have any more chances
to treat you this way

there’s nothing you can say
there’s nothing you can send
there’s nothing that can change all that
not all the king’s men

there’s nothing you can say
there’s nothing you can send
there’s nothing that can change all that
not all the king’s men

Amongst The Ruins (I'll Be There)

I’ll be here
When the lights go down
And there’s nothing left to see
I’ll be here
When the shadows die
And there’s nothing left to fear
When the lights go down
And the shadows die
You know I’ll be around
I’ll wait for you
Will you watch for me
In the stillness of the sound

I’ll be here
When the dust has died
When the ground has turned to stone
I’ll be here
In that silent night
In the stillness of the ruins

In that windswept night
In that golden light
Don’t let it fade to black
When the curtain fall
Has left us all
Standing in the back
When the lights go down
And the shadows die
You know I’ll be around
And I’ll wait for you
Will you watch for me
In the stillness of the sound
I’ll be here
When the lights go down
And the shadows die
I’ll be here
With you among the ruins

In that windswept night
In the golden light
Don’t let it fade to black
When the curtain fall
Has left us all
Standing in the back
When the lights go down
And the shadows die
You know I’ll be around
I’ll Wait for you
Will you watch for me
In the stillness of the sound
Oh—I’ll be here
Oh—I’ll be here

Another Page

I sit by my castles

In the back of my chair
Gazing into the dawn
I blackmailed my teachers
For not living dispair
When there was really
Not much going on

I learnt how to cry at a very young age
But still I will write another page

Good bye my friends hope you see light in the end
Good bye my friends hope you see truth in the end
They said listen
But I could not hear
With a million things on my mind

I envisioned prophets to save me from fear
But those prophets they fell from the line

I stumbled on trappings so it seems
But now I’m much older than my dreams

Good bye my friends hope you see light in the end
Good bye my friends hope you see truth in the end.

Art Of Listening

I’m courageous but I’m weak sometimes
Outrageous but I don’t often show that side
I can be selfish but I can be a saint sometimes
You make me feel like I’m bigger than who I am

I can see everything but mostly I’m blind
I’m a sinner but sometimes I shine
I’m just a man but sometimes I feel like a lion
You make me feel like I’m bigger than who I am
When you’re near…

I hear you… I want to hold you up
When you feel you can’t go any longer
I’ll help you get back up when you feel you
Can’t get any stronger
Don’t be frightened when
You hear the rising distant thunder
Don’t be hiding

I’m a coward but a hero in a good fight
I can be confused but watch if I know I’m right
Sometimes I can get so close,
But sometimes I’m right out of sight
You make me feel like I’m bigger than who I am
Sometimes stupid
But sometimes I’m pretty damned bright
I can get real moody but I’m okay on a good night
And when the fog rolls in
You make it roll back again
When you’re near

You can be an angel, you can be pretty wild
You can be a strong woman
Or sometimes just like a child
So aloof and proud, or you can scream real loud
Make you feel like I’m bigger than who I am
…When you’re near

I hear you
come see me come on, come on, come on, come on out
I hear you
come on, come on, come on, come on out

I want to hold you up when you feel
You can’t go any longer
I’ll help you get back up when you feel
You can’t get any stronger
When you hear the lighning and the distant thunder
Don’t be hiding

Ashes To Diamonds

I’ve seen enough
The next time you better stay loose
There’s plenty of government action in the neighborhood
It’s a general uprisin’
See the men in gold
The P.M.’s bad man says give me one at a time

CHORUS
Ashes to diamonds
Taken all they find
Turning blood to gold
Won’t let go

So damned hot
The next time you better slow down
If they catch you near the border
Then it’s nothing short of dead or alive
Got your number son
Now we’ll get your Capetown buddy
Then we’re gonna take you out for a ride
CHORUS

The moon is on the horizon
This time you better stay low
There’s nothing short of heaven
Going to help you when this hell starts to blow
There’s a freeze on the lines here
Nothing gets in or gets out
The only thing you see
Is what they show you in the government news

CHORUS

Ashes to diamonds
Blood to gold (repeat)

Avenue "A"

You want to be an actress
And step down on the stage
You are going to the school juliard
To learn how to strut so high and proud
Make me stand up and notice
That you are not afraid
I believe in you
And I believe you’ll have it made
I cut out my heart
And nail it away
Save it for your summer holiday
You’ll forget about me
When your name is on the marquee
And the rich boys come out to play
Upon Avenue “A”
You’ve got your reasons
And I’ve got mine
I’ll nail your cards and letter on the wall
To remind me that you are still out there
Because I won’t know the girl on the screen at all
Cut out my heart
And nail it away
And save it for your summer holiday
You’ll forget about me
When your name is on the marquee
And your up on Avenue “A”
Cut out my heart
And nail it away
And save it for your summer holiday
Teach them how to laugh and feel
When they put you to the test
For there is something special in you
That you must express
Don’t forget about me
When your name is on the marquee
And the rich men come to stay
Up on Avenue “A”
Up on Avenue “A”

B

Beacon Hill

Look back,
(shout out, shout it)
There’s someone close behind
It’s a face that I remember
(Come out, come out)
In the air, there’s a feeling that I know
Speaks to me of better times

Come out, come out
Never say bust
If you don’t start to move
You’ll start to rust

Shot down, shot down
I know you’ll rise up…again
Just like the phoenix
From the dust

CHORUS:
What ever happened to the bright-eyed one
What ever happened to the dreams we’d hold
What ever happened to the light on beacon hill
I know it’s up there burning still

Shout out, shout out
I know you could melt these hearts
And where’s the face we all remember
Come out, come out
And put lightening in these veins
Throw away the mask of anger

CHORUS:
What ever happened to the bright-eyed one
What ever happened to the dreams we’d hold
What ever happened to the light on beacon hill
I know it’s up there burning still
It’s burning still
(repeat chorus twice)

 

Beautiful Day

Could it be the joke’s on us
75 degrees and it’s just the end of winter
She says we’ve got all we need
To go outside and sit right down and paint a picture
One more day to be alive
One more good day to survive
One good day put your glasses on
Protect yourself from the midday sun
It’s one more beautiful day
And it’s one more beautiful day to survive

Don’t forget to put your screen on
No I don’t care if I burn to the ground today
I’m sick and tired of shades of grey and brown
Gonna put this brim hat on
Just to be cool
Not as a rule as a hoot
Cause you’re born naked
And you go out with a suit and if you’re lucky

CHORUS
I see people in the streets and they’re all smiling
Underneath the ozone skies
We’ve got one more mountain to climb
One more river to cross
I can’t seem to find myself by
Yes, I’m going outside
Let’s take a, lets take a ride

No one’s gonna break my stride
Or bruise my pride
Or bring me down today
Sick and tired of shades of white and grey
She says we’ve got all we need
Gonna sit right down over there and paint a picture
You’re born naked
And you go out with a suit and if your lucky

CHORUS

Love you to put your brim hat on casey

 


 

–Nick Lloyd (1953-1996) – “You’re born naked and you go out with a suit… if you’re lucky”–

Best Waste Of Time

Sit around and curse Apocalypse in verse
Gets so you can’t recognize the gentlemen from the jerks
Verbal masturbation prime time on the air
Outside there’s another rights parade
Somebody hands you isms of despair

(CHORUS)
And we were sitting in this room
You and me and these four walls
Talking through each others eyes
And saying nothing nothing nothing at all
And it was the best waste of time I ever had
It was the best waste of time I ever had
It was the best waste of time I ever had
It was the best waste of time I ever had

Criminals are big in a world with a misplaced soul
Forget about that old rainbow
Going straight for the pot of gold
We carry umbrellas today
Yea, we’re catching lots of rain
There’ll be 535 ways to go, ways to go insane

(CHORUS)

I don’t want to feel incarcerated by everything I see
It was you and me and we threw away the key
And said nothing nothing nothing nothing at all
And it was the best waste of time I ever had
It was the best waste of time I ever had
It was the best waste of time I ever had
It was the best waste of time I ever had


Annette Ducharme

Big League

When he was a kid, he’d be up at five
Take shots till eight, make the thing drive
Out after school, back on ice
That was his life, he was gonna play in the Big League
The Big League

Not many ways out of this cold northern town
You work in the mill and get laid in the ground
If you’re gonna jump it will be with the game
Real fast and tough is the only clear lane to the Big League

My boy’s gonna play in the Big League
My boy’s gonna turn some heads
My boy’s gonna play in the Big League
My boy’s gonna knock ’em dead
The Big League

All the right moves when he turned eighteen
Scholarship and school on a big U.S. team
Out with his girl near Lake McClean
Hit a truck doing seventy in the wrong lane
To the Big League

My boy’s gonna play in the Big League
My boy’s gonna turn some heads
My boy’s gonna play in the Big League
My boy’s gonna knock ’em dead

Never can tell what might come down
Never can tell how much you get
Just don’t know, no you never can tell

Sometimes at night I can hear the ice crack
It sounds like thunder and it rips through my back
Sometimes in the morning I still hear the sound
Ice meets metal…
“Can’t you drive me down to the Big League?”

My boy’s gonna play in the Big League
My boy’s gonna turn some heads
My boy’s gonna play in the Big League
My boy’s gonna knock ’em dead

Never can tell what might come down
Never can tell when you might check out
Just don’t know, no you never can tell
So do right to others like you do to yourself
In the Big League

Bigger Man

I watched while you might say
So long happy trails
You can only wait so long
Till the wind shakes your sails
And you see the she says “bye bye”
Then she turns and digs her heels back in

I’m gonna let you be the bigger man tonight
I’m gonna let you be the bigger man tonight
I’m gonna let you be the bigger man tonight
Oh you got nothing to prove to me

You say the deck is oh so stacked
Is that all just in your mind
It can sometimes be turned back
Maybe sometimes if you try
The play goes on and on
While the big cats all lay their claim

I’m gonna let you be the bigger man tonight
I’m gonna let you be the bigger man tonight
I’m gonna let you be the bigger man tonight
Oh you got nothing to prove

If it all comes down tonight
There’ll be shades of light
From a wider source
Oh hit me up they’d say
“We’ll make nero hide
Till Rome it burns to the ground”
Then we’ll never wave bye bye
They never have seen a darker horse than us

CHORUS

Boy Inside The Man

So long so long so long he’s been away
So long so long so long he’s back again

When I turned seventeen
We had passion, we had dreams
Thought the love we were fighting for
Was something holy, something more

When I turned twenty-one
We were outside on the run
When I walked out with my girl
We went halfway around the world

CHORUS
I dreamed I saw her standing there
Running for the boy inside the man
I was hit hard by the light so bright it burned
All at once I knew she’d understand
Boy inside the man
The boy inside the man
When I turned twenty-five
We were hungry, we had drive
When I turned much older then
When the boy was lost in pride

Now I just turned thirty-one
I have lost and I have won
Still I’ve kept my dreams alive
‘Cause the boy will never die
CHORUS
Ah do you understand
CHORUS

The boy inside the man
The boy inside the man
So long so long so long
You been away
So long so long so long
You’re back again

Sister cool this face
As if it’s carved in stone
Don’t leave me in this place
Like a boy without a home (repeat)
Boy inside the man

Brave And Crazy

He sat down with his guitar in a distant place
When a man walks up and tells him
“Buddy there are some things you cannot say
I’ll be damned if you’ll tell me
What I can and cannot feel
I won’t be no puppet here none of your back room deals
Modern love was invented by the minstrels in the dark ages
Where they used to hunt them down from town to town
Man what deck are we dealing from here
When a girl walks up and says
“You got something we’ve got to hear”

Brave and crazy…brave on
Brave and crazy…brave on

Along the boardwalk of this burned out tourist town
The ghosts of another day stalk the barren beaches
Where all come to hide from the rattling of the sounds
Of skeletons in the closet
Hoping nothing brings them down
She says “I have lived nearly all my life”
“I scare them to death because I say what I like”

 

Brave and crazy…brave on
Brave and crazy…brave on

There’s a war here between freedom and the hypocrites
Who will try on all disguises just to see what fits
Truth is the one thing to live love and die for
The rooftops of the world

Brave on…

He packs his car and picks a course upon a map
Maybe east of eden or maybe farther west than all of that
Writes down everything he’s seen, everything that he feels
Then rips it up it doesn’t say enough then throws it is a passing field

Brave and crazy…brave on

Breaking Curfew

Walk out
Through the rain
Where the sound of your own footsteps
Speak of Change
When we take our refuge
In a higher place
Somewhere no one knows
We’ll meet it face to face

CHORUS:
Breaking the curfew
Walking where we want to
Dodging the big lights up on the wall
Stand tall

Stand up
Don’t slip away
Thought they had you tied and beaten
Not today
When someone tries to tell you
That I was never here
Or our love is obselete
Turn away, stand clear

(CHORUS)
Look out
Don’t walk away
Could have been that finest hour
Break the chains
We’re the ones who feed
The wind that blow again
Screams behind the barricade
Stop the bloody rain

(CHORUS—two times)

C

Calling America

I dreamt I was a refugee
Who lived outside of town
My family in a barria shack
Battered and run down

We had a friend from America
Helped out, we took him in
Like my brother he disappeared
They said he was with him

There we were far out at sea
Somehow we got lost
Then we landed hard on shore
There upon the rocks
While celebration shook the air
We turned to hear some shots
There’s ones that have been here far too long
We think they’ve lost the plot

Here I go again
Leaving things out while I’m leaving things in
Where, where should I begin
Feeling so full or feeling so thin

Calling America, Man I know you’re out there
Sisters are you breathing

Calling America, This thing they call America
It really is a dream

Then I stood face to face
With a girl that I once knew
She was dressed in gingham there
In colors red, white and blue
The more I spoke, the less she heard
And then she slipped away
I just stood there sinking
Far beneath the waves
Here we go again
Leaving things out while we’re leaving things in
Where, where should we begin
Feeling so full or feeling so thin

Calling America, Man I know you’re out there
Can’t you hear me calling

Calling America, Sister are you out there
Can’t you feel me dreaming

Calling America, This thing they call America
Really what does it mean

Calling America, This thing they call America
It really is a dream

Here we go again
Leaving things out while we’re leaving things in
Where, where should we begin
Feeling so full or feeling so thin

Calling America, Man I know you’re out there
Sister are you breathing

Calling America, This thing they call America
It really is a dream

Calling America, Sister are you out there
Can’t you feel me breathing

Calling America, Sister are you out there
Can’t you feel me breathing

Calling America, This thing they call America
Really what does it mean

 

Can't Turn Back

Knew he was a misfit, Since the age of seventeen

He had to do it his way they said, He should be quarantined
He went looking to the East, he went looking to the West
He was looking for the courage, To see which way was the best.

Can’t turn back, Oh no

Look out on his right, He would look out on his left
He would look out in the distance, Where he could see the wilderness
When the thunderhead approached, He would pull off to the side
And when the sun broke through, He would get back out and ride

Cause you can’t turn back….

Try to see the forest for the trees, The wind storm for the breeze
No one ever said that it would be that easy
You make your way through the debris, Cling to your beliefs
Even though the world might say your crazy

He always had the feeling, He would get back out alive
But the more that he sees of it, Then the less he fantasizes
Though he’s lost a bit of freedom, He has traded it for love
Knows that he’d fight for it, If that push came to shove

Cause you can’t turn back…..

Caught In The Middle

Here I am with my hand back on the lever
I never thought that I could ever deceive her
But you never know until you’re
Standing there yourself
Just how it feels to love somebody else
When you’ve tried,
And you’ve tried and tried and tried

You’ve got to do what you’ve got to do
Roll when your heart says roll
Look to yourself and be true
Call me again when you’re through

I know how hard it is to make the changes
When your lifes in line
And you can’t re-arrange it
I’m on your side but that hasn’t helped
You don’t want to hurt somebody
Because you don’t want to get hurt yourself

Caught in the middle and there’s a door to either side
You walk through the one
But you’re going to leave the other one wide
You never know when you’re going
To want to slip back inside
And go the other way
when it comes another day

Now you say that you’ve changed your mind
You’re going to try it with him
Just one more time
That’s alright I’ve really want to say
Is that you’re taking the easy way out

Charlie Was A Dancer

Charlie was a dancer
At ten years old,
Charlie was a dancer
In his dreams

He loved to watch old movies
With his mother there,
He loved to watch old movies
With Fred Astaire

Dance, Charlie, Dance,
You might never get the chance,
Dance, Charlie, Dance,
In your dreams

Charlies fourteenth birthday
Would have been today
His mother sits alone and you can hear her say
And you can hear her say

Dance, Charlie, Dance,
You might never get the chance,
Dance, Charlie, Dance,
In your dreams.

Christmas All The Time

You hold me

I hold you

We are the lucky ones baby
Don’t you know its true

Somewhere way out there a baby cries out

He looks a lot like Jesus
I have no doubt.

Walking in the snow

Stars shine above
There’s a song that’s playing
In my head
Talks about love
Good will to all
Peace in our time

It’s a dream I know

Christmas all the time

A dream that I know Christmas all the time

War would be a thing of the past
Yes it would, yes it would
Peace would be a reality
Yes it would , yes it would

Go now, go now and shine on

We’ll remember you, remember when you’re gone I know you’ll find peace
in that silent night You ran the good race Fought the good fight

Walking in the snow

Stars shine above
There’s a song that’s playing
In my head
Talks about love
Good will to all
Peace in our time

It’s a dream I know

Christmas all the time

A dream that I know Christmas all the time

 

Citizen Cain

You can lead a horse to water
But you cannot make him drink
You can own a man’s whole work for life
But you cannot make him think what you want
You can tell them all a thousand lies
But you don’t own the world
You can give her everything you want
But you won’t have my girl
Man you leave it all in pieces
Let us all come and clean it up
Love to see your name in the papers
Like to hang out at your club
Like to drive around in your silver car
As if it were a cloud
Like to call yourself a legend
But if you were you wouldn’t be that proud

CHORUS

Citizen cain, citizen cain
Your money don’t buy you love
Citizen cain, citizen cain
I don’t know what you could be thinking of
Citizen cain, citizen cain
Don’t you think that you have the keys
You might own all the locks in this whole damn town
But there ain’t no chains on me

You like to do everybody favors
Then take it all back in spades
Keep everyone you know under your big bad thumb
Until they start to fade
You like to think you’re king of the western world
But he died long ago
You like to give yourself to charity
As long as everybody else knows

CHORUS
CHORUS

Cowboys In Hong Kong

Take a trip to old Taiwan
Got as far as Siam
Took it on the lamb
Arrived in Hong Kong with all our money gone
We joined up with a a gang when
We found we couldn’t go on

We still remain here
Though we don’t belong
That’s what they call us
Cowboys In Hong Kong

The stakes were high tonight
We’re going to break on through
We’re hiding in the tall grass
Waiting for our signal to move
Our friends are inside
They were beaten they were tied
We’ve got to get them out
Before they blow our cover wide
Some sad GI Joe’s
Mind wanders home
Thinks about a girl left behind
We’re freedom fighters
And so we say
They like to tell us
That anyway
We still remain here
Though we don’t belong
That’s why they call us
Cowboys in Hong Kong

There’s a girl that he sees
When he’s feeling lonely
She’ll laugh and say – Ok Joe
When they hold real tight
In the dead of the night
He’ll pretend she’s from Ohio
Oh – I’m a cowboy in Hong Kong

We’re freedom fighters
And so we say
They like to tell us
That anyway
We still remain here
Though we don’t belong
That’s why the call us
Cowboys in Hong Kong

 


© Tom Cochrane /Ken Greer/Rob Baker

Crack The Sky (Breakaway)

There’s a light by the window
There’s a shadow by the sea
Where there’s an angel or assassin
I know she waits for me
There’s a time and place she say
Where we can always meet
Well that’s alright by me
Breakaway
I can always hear her say
There’s a time and there’s a place
Where we can always be
Breakaway

That secret paradise
We’d find it again and again
She’d roll me like a train
On that sunken island
We’d run together
Where know one dared to dream
I can still remember that silken beacon

Oh breakaway
I can almost hear her say
The world is such a stupid place
We’ll crack the sky and get lost in space
Oh breakaway

(repeat)

Crawl

She’s got a place where she likes to hide from this
Where someday somewhere somehow
She’s gonna take a ride from this
Running from a holy host of dark angels
Out from her beaten past
Takes a bus down from nowhere to somewhere
Where love was made to last
Don’t know where this might lead
But the light shines for her still
Ain’t gonna crawl
No…ain’t gonna crawl no more
No…ain’t gonna lay down here at your door
You might find her looking
On the outside there and more
Ain’t gonna crawl no more
No…no more
Won’t crawl

She took so much abuse
Like a scared little girl
Down at fourth street and bleaker
In the soho world
Feels like an outcast there
But there’s one thing she knows for sure

Ain’t gonna crawl
No…ain’t gonna crawl no more
No…ain’t gonna lay down here at your door
You might find her looking
On the outside there for more
Ain’t gonna crawl no more

Crazy
How the future starts to unwind
Hazy
Still some things get defined in their own way
In their own way

No…ain’t gonna crawl no more
No…ain’t gonna lay down here at your door
You might find me looking
On the outside there and more
I ain’t gonna crawl no more
No…no more

Like a sad dark angel child
Lookin’ for that door
But you can’t find it anywhere
Can’t find it anywhere
But there’s one thing she knows for sure
Ain’t gonna crawl

D

Deep Breath

Give you everything you deserve
Give you all you need
If I had it all to give
And I’d protect you when you fall
If only that was all that you need
But I need to tell you more
Ley you know how beautiful you are
Keep you from the dangers in the dark
Don’t you know let it go
Take a deep breath
That’s what I said
Take a deep breath

And you know that you’re beautiful
And that’s the truth
Have I told you that much lately
When the voices get in your head
You worry about all that’s said
Then you give it all again and again
Then you wonder why you’re misunderstood
When you give it all sometimes I wish you would
Hold a little back, don’t let them at you
Take a deep breath
That’s what I said
Take a deep breath

Then you lay awake and wonder how it is
You can’t take apart everything you did
You know it’s true, I’m here with you
Take a deep breath
That’s what I said
Take a deep breath
It’s not life of death
Take a deep breath

Didn't I Lorraine

Waiting in silence
You had to go
‘Cause just like a baby
You had to know
And to think that by leaving
We would see more clear
To undo the pattern of doubt and fear,
Drifting apart
It has brought us nearer
To believing
By your leaving

Lover away in the night,
Speak to me of your light,
Lover lead me again,
I loved you, didn’t I Lorraine

Speaking of frailties
So hard to know,
Waiting in silence
As you had to go

Concerning the truths
That we’d see more pure
The next time we’d touch
We would be assured
In the soft summer nights
And our fragile lights,
We could believe in, by your leaving

Lover away in the night
Speak to me of your light
Lover lead me again
I loved you, didn’t I Lorraine
—Lorraine

 

Didn't Mean

Couldn’t show who I was
The things that I was holding back
There’s nothing shown from above
That isn’t hard stacked destiny
All around the openness
Like what can be said and what is learnt
Where there’s duty to do
Lay it all down on the line while
Still desire it burns

Didn’t mean to hurt you
Desert you
Bring it right down around
Didn’t mean to hold you back
Break you down forsake you
I just wanted to see you smile again
See you smile, see your eyes again

Light shines down on a distant stage
Like another page that is wrote
Red light twelve roses and a note
A bottle of tequilla in her room
Sing bird just for me
Like it’s real and it wants to be
Released cut lose into the night
Where passion of some kind ignites
Setting all it touches free
Didn’t mean to hurt you
Break you
Bring you down and I
Didn’t mean to hold you back
Break tou down to size
I just wanted to set you free

And I know where love lies
You say you’re crazy that’s a good disguise
Light shines down on a distant stage
Twelve red roses and a note
A bottle of tequilla in her room
Sing bird just for me please
Sing bird just for me please

Didn’t mean to break you
Mistake you, fake you out
Didn’t mean to hold you back
Break you down forsake you
I just wanna see you smile again
See you smile, see your eyes again

Different Drummer

She moves like nobody moves
Like a cat on a hot tin roof
She sees what nobody sees
Talks sense, never gives up easy
She speaks in what she does
When she speaks she says so much
All the world’s a stage to her
She wants to bash and dance on it

She moves to a different drummer
Nobody tells the truth like she can
She moves to a different drummer
She’s in time, she don’t lie
Different Drummer, Different Drummer
Different Drummer, Different Drummer

Got to beat life on the street
Ears to the ground, wings on your feet
Keeps her head way above water
Carries herself like a west side daughter

That look, what about that
Like a left bank angel on the Bonneville Flats
She’s so sweet, so damn gritty
She comes to wake me up when she gets up early

She moves to a different drummer
Nobody tells the truth like she can
She moves to a different drummer
She’s in time, she don’t lie
Different Drummer, Different Drummer
Different Drummer, Different Drummer
She’s not afraid, afraid to be herself and says what she means
When I’m away, it’s like I’m in hell, I’m so incomplete
I know she’s on my side and that’s honesty
Make no mistake

Different Drummer, Different Drummer
Different Drummer, Different Drummer

She moves like nobody moves
Like a cat on a hot tin roof
She sees what nobody sees
Talks sense, never gives up easy

She moves to a different drummer
Nobody tells the truth like she can
She moves to a different drummer
She’s in time, she don’t lie
Different Drummer, Different Drummer
Different Drummer, Different Drummer

Don't Fight It

She’s got the answers
She waves them like a flag
She’ll take all the cards from the soho league
And stick them in her bag for security
Baby likes her fever
Well she’ll take it all night long
Around the track with the red-eyed jacks
And nothin’ she can do can be that wrong
Don’t fight it, don’t fight it
You’ve been on the ropes too long
Don’t fight it, don’t fight it
Nothing she does can be wrong
She’s got her reasons
And she wields them like a knife
But she’ll take her stand in the underground-band
She doesn’t know that she’s in there for life
But me I’ve got my business
And I struggle to keep life sane
But what does it mean you can’t
Keep your hands clean
Cause baby’s caught up in her social machine
I won’t I won’t
Ever let you down
She said to me
I won’t, I won’t
Ever let you down
You’ve been on the ropes too long
Nothing she does can be wrong
She likes her fever
She says “Take it like a man”
And we fight combat sometimes
But we don’t fight it hand to hand
And when my world is crumbling
And I go stumbling blind

 

If I get thin
She’ll be there in a pinch
She’s got a way
To make life feel fine
Don’t fight it
I won’t
Don’t fight it
Let you down
You’ve been on the ropes too long
Don’t fight it
I won’t
Don’t fight it
Let you down
Nothing she does can be wrong
You’ve been on the ropes too long
I won’t, I won’t
Ever let you down
She said to me
I won’t, I won’t
Ever let you down
You’ve been on the ropes too long
Don’t fight it, don’t fight it, don’t fight it
I won’t let you down

Don't Let Go Of Me

I walk out the door
But I don’t get very far
I count the steps to keep occupied
So I don’t break down
I’ll keep it inside

Don’t let go of me
Keep me in mind
Won’t you hold me
Just one last time
I’m blowing away
But I’ll be back
Don’t let go

There’s a price that I pay
For the work in my life
But I’d never turn back the hands of time
Because I love what I do
As much as I love you
Don’t let go of me
Keep me in mind
Won’t you hold me
Just one last time
I’m blowing away
But I’ll be back
Don’t let go

Keep your light burning so brightly
Until I get home
Just like the beacon that brings the tired
Sailor back in

Don’t let go of me
Keep me in mind
Won’t you hold me
Just one last time
I’m blowing away
But I’ll be back
Don’t let go

 

Dreamer's Dream

If I was a sailor man
If I was lost at sea
I’d see your light shining there
Off the rocks, off the sand
That light would be all that I’d see
And if I was the king of the world
With all the world to set free
You’d be the one there to force my hand
To make a stand
Give me that sweet release
Those are the dreams that a
Dreamer Dreams
Those are the dreams
That he dreams
That he dreams
Fill you up so high
So high you wouldn’t come down
Those are the dreamers dreams
If I could see in you
All the things you want me to
And if I could walk a mile in your shoes
An old cliche, anyway
But if you could just do the same
There’s nothing we couldn’t so
Surround you with a silver crown
Fill you up so high
So high you wouldn’t come down

Those are the dreamers dreams
Those are the dreams That a Dreamer dreams
Those are the dreams
That he dreams
Fill you up so high
So high you won’t come down
Those are the dreamers dreams

…For Kathy

E

Everything Comes Around

I’ve got a reason
And it sounds like this
Everything has it’s season
Let’s bless it with a kiss babe
I’ll be there for you
I’ll be your rainy day man
Everytime the devil laughs out loud
When we make our big plans
And you might come to realize
What you haven’t missed yet
When everyone’s searching
For fortune and fame
It’s been right in front of you
All of the time

Everything comes round and round
What goes up must soon come down
Just remember this my friend
The next time that it looks like rain

I heard a rumbling
It was a frightening sound
We thought the world was crumbling
It was just our wheels spinning around
You might see more action
Born in another age
You’ll get more satisfaction
If you don’t expect it that way
You might come to realize
What you haven’t missed yet
When everyone’s searching
For fortune and fame
Well it’s been right in your face
All of the time

CHORUS x2

I look down the street
And I see the young matadors
The debutantes from Richmond
Decked out in their fine clothes
It’s bred in the bone
A tireless search
The junkyard keeps whispering
“Who’ll get there first”

CHORUS

Emotional Truth

Let the woman have her peace
Let her see the beat
Around the world for emotional truth
Waited out here for so long
Wanna let love liberate you
Don’t you need emotional truth

I don’t want to fake it no more
Comin’ in for emotional truth
You don’t have to take it no more
Come on home for emotional truth

Watch the sun set down on the sea
Set down then rise up again
Sure as that happens we need emotional truth

I’ve been driving out here for so long
A thin man in the rain
I’m comin’ home for your emotional truth

I don’t want to fake it no more
Comin’ in for emotional truth
You don’t have to take it no more
Let me in for emotional truth
Oh my soul my love
There’s so many things I haven’t told you
Oh my soul my love
Let me show you

Emotional Truth

I’ve seen her out there for so long
Like a ghost standing by the roadside
Reaching out for emotional truth

CHORUS

EMOTIONAL TRUTH
EMOTIONAL TRUTH
EMOTIONAL TRUTH

F

Flowers In The Concrete

Tilting at windmills on a downtown street
O the big grey landscape has lost its sheep
She wears a tight smile as she’s walking the beat
Looking for a little fame
This ain’t no oliver twist – no mister brownlow here
She gathers enough spare change to get
Something to eat
She takes emeralds and ecstasy on a journey that’s
Miles and miles away from danger

She just wants to be happy now

CHORUS
She’s living on the street
Flowers in the concrete
What a beautiful beat
Flowers in the concrete

Walking on lines of poetry
She’s a shakesperian tragedy
Between the beatniks the bums and the bohemians
There’s always somebody on the run
Trying to get away from that danger
She’s just trying to get away from
The stranger
CHORUS

She dances on the pavement
Likes she’s the only one
Who’s a stranger

In a cloudburst she starts to cry
You have to do the weirdest things just to stay alive
I’m going down to meet my fate at the
Jesus saves sign
Maybe get lucky- maybe find my smile yeah

CHORUS

 


Annette Ducharme

Friendly Advice

He says you want a brand new start
She says that we’ve grown apart
I know a thing or two I speak from the heart
Don’t insult me with what your friends say
After all that we’ve been through
You’d owe that to me like I’d owe that to you
So go your own way and in time you’ll see
Exactly who your best friend was
Your wise friends might say
This is how we survive
But I know in my own mind
Can’t you see it’s a clever disguise
This friendly advice

We’d come such a long long way
I don’t give a damn baby what they say
Your mind is full of wonders and that’s o.k.
Didn’t mean to lay your dreams so low

And now you’ve made your choice
I believe in my heart I know you like nobody else
I know in my mind in time you’ll see
Exactly who your real friend was

Friendly Advice

And your jive friends might say
This is how we survive
But I know im my own mind
Can’t you see it’s a clever disguise

I saw a film just the other day
About two people who reminded me of us
It’s funny in this age of illusion
It’s hard to tell what’s fact or fiction

Friendly Advice

 

G

Get Back Up

God I hate your needles and
Your dirty little vial of pills
I guess I love the sweat you put me through
I know I love your body
Like I used to love your mind
But now your soul’s a slave
To all the things you use
I put you in the tub babe
With five big pounds of ice
If you don’t get back up
I don’t know what I’ll do
I’ve walked around the room
Here nearly 37 Times
Can you hear me now
And am I getting through

Get up, get back up
Get up, get back up

I thought I heard you laughing
I thought I heard you scream
I thought I heard some wailing
Like lovers in heat
I thought maybe we’d been
Somewhere that we’ve never seen
Still you lie so still like
A china doll lost in a summer dream

Here I am way down here
Way down upon my knees
You’re looking awfully blue
We were having such a good time
We were having so much fun now
We’ll lock the door change the sheets
But how do I get to you

Get back up, get up babe
Get up babe, get back up

I feel like the walls
Are closing in get back up
You look like a china doll
So pale and so thin
Get back up and make me laugh
The way you used to do

 

Glide

Wanna make art that nobody sees
So they’ll say it’s brilliant, but that’s a disease
Old man sittin’ across the street on a porch
World of stories but he’s obsolete they say of course

Fashion style it’s just a trend
Might be for some but in the end
It’s not what gets taken but what gets sent
Not what’s said but it’s in the intent

Glide right through it
When they say you can’t do it
All the signs say stop and turn back
Then I know that I’m on the right track
Just glide, I just glide, I just glide

My swan song so I’m outta here
A good exit is always something to cheer
The kids they’re alright by me
We missed something but it’s something they’ll see

I learned so much from you
Don’t laugh about it you know it’s true
All the wisdom all the glory
Doesn’t mean a thing if there’s no love in the story

Glide right through it
When they say you can’t do it
All the signs cry stop and turn back
Then I know that I’m on the right track
Just glide, I just glide, I just glide

Clouds are clearing the sun’s shinin’ in
Looks like we weathered a tough season again
Should have known better with you by my side
A little love gonna make everything’s gonna be alright

Life’s a highway it’s been said
Sometimes the road gets rough it hurts my head
We love to ride and know it’s true
Ride it hard through the night
’til the skies turn blue

Glide right through it
When they say you can’t do it
All the signs say stop and turn back
Then I know that I’m on the right track
Just glide, I just glide, I just glide

 

Good Man Feeling Bad

I can’t eat
I can’t sleep
I’m so vain
I’m sometimes so weak
I didn’t mean to hurt you
Sometimes I just don’t think enough
I’m a sane man gripped by my duty
Something lately has really gotten to me
I tell myself that things don’t change
And all the time I know that they do

I don’t want to conquer no worlds
Just live in your world with pride
I hope that you can understand
That I’m a good man, feeling bad

Lights on the highway, hypnotize me
Like sometimes my pride misguides me
You cross that line when you think
That no one listens they’ve written you
Off the page

I don’t want to conquer no worlds
Just live in your world with pride
I hope that you can understand
that I’m a good man, feeling bad

I go to turn to you now
Don’t walk away from me in pride
I hope that you can understand
That I’m a good man feeling bad

I didn’t mean to make you so sad
I’m a good man, feeling bad
We can make it like it was before
It can be like it was before
Don’t walk away

Good News

You’re always wearin’ somethin’
Upon your lapel
So what if that ain’t cool these days
You wear it well
The day that you left L.A.
I felt so alone
Standing in the airport
Longing to go home
You-ooh-who
You
You never sing the blues
You
You always bring good news

I wanna be your lover
And I wanna be your friend
It seems that that for the price of one
You get the both of them
I don’t know how you do it
I sometimes wanna pick your brain
You know that you’re half crazy
But you say that you’re half sane
You-ooh-who
You
You never sing the blues
You
You always bring good news

 

Good Times

Put the van tape on
Bay at the moon
Rub each other down so good
Forget about the tune that’s playing

Joan went east
And she went west
I stayed right here in the middle
That’s where I liked it best

The good times we had
Wouldn’t worry about tomorrow
‘Cause tonight was all we had
The good times we knew
I’d tell you about them baby
But you were there, you were with me, too
And it felt so good

Funny how you look back on all the times we had
Remember all the good ones, forget about all the bad
Hanging out day after day in the hole in the wall
Things that seem to be so big then now somehow seems so small

The good times we had
Wouldn’t worry about tomorrow
‘Cause tonight was all we had
The good times we knew
I’d tell you about them baby
But you were there, you were with me, too

The heart is a hunter, the heart is a friend
Searching the shadows, searching ’til the end
I heard she married a guy from the valley
Not for the glory but because he was a friend

When the fire burn out, and the waters run dry
The mountains have fallen, we’ll remember those times
The seasons roll by, and the youth slips away
The glory has faded, then what will we say?

The good times we had
Wouln’t worry about tomorrow
‘Cause tonight was all we had
The good times we knew
I’d tell you about them baby
But you were there, you were with me, too

(Repeat Chorus)

H

Hang On To Your Resistance

I was choking on attemtped laughter
As I looked up from the room
A symphony of breezes caught me
Drifting around my tomb

Watching to see if they knew me
With my faceless intruders pride
And even with those illusions, well I
Could not escape to hide,
I could not hide
Good God you know I could not hide
But I cried
Hang on, hang on, hang, hang on
Hang on, hang on, hang, hang on

My friends say it rained yesterday
At least that’s what all my friends say,
Well it looks like it’s going to rain today
Least that’s what all the papers say

Now a Toronto subway is not a cool place to be
When you’re feeling lonely and low
The trackes look warm and inviting, well it,
Must be a fast way to go,
Hang on to your resistance,
Don’t let it slip away,
Hang on to your resistance, because,
Tomorrow’s a new day, tomorrow’s a new day
Goog God you know tomorrow’s a new day
Hang on , hang on, hang, hang on

 

Heartbreak Girl

She says no one understands
No one sees that point of view
Less you force them to
Less you coerce them to
Less you break their arm then it’s not real
It’s so hard to communicate
So hard to relate
Unless you’re someone else
Unless you’ve not come to
Dictate… to dictate to
To tell ’em what to do
I got my own mind
I want to have some fun
I want to be in the sun
I want to be somewhere, where I can be
Who I’ve got to be
Got to see, got to be real

Where I’m calling from
They can’t desert you
Where you’re calling from
They like to eat you but they can’t hurt you
Don’t you know you’re just like me when you hurt

Heartbreak girl it’s your choice
Break outside, raise your voice
Like the book of esther where she shows her colours
And lets down her hair
Heartbreak girl if you knew and if you dare
Don’t you know you’re just like me when you hurt

Do the things you’ve got to do
All those things that come to you
When you hold your head all up and and above
And the haze falls away like defenses fall
Write a letter to yourself and
Do the things you’ve got to do
To no one else
Turn me upside down, you turn me upside down
You’re boundless
Where I’m calling from I wont desert you
Where you’re calling from they’d like to eat you
But they can’t hurt you
Don’t you know you’re just like me when you hurt
CHORUS

Betty Page on a bad day
Deitrich’s silent rage that prays
Don Juan’s reckless daughter turns the page
To a celestine dumb struck other stage
It’s your world all the time is on your side
Time to shrine shake the world
Heartbreak girl

Don’t you know you’re just like me when you hurt

Turn the world it’s upside down
You turn the world it’s upside down
You turn the world it’s upside down
You turn me upside down
You’re boundless

Betty Page on a bad day
Deitrich’s silent rage that pays
Don Juan’s reckless daughter turns the page
To a celestine dumb struck other stage
It’s your world all the time is on your side
Time to shine shake the world
Heartbreak girl

Hold Tight

I can’t sleep
The world’s closing in
I reach for someone
You’re not there
We say things
Sometimes we never mean
Who’s to say what is and is not fair
Turn out the light

CHORUS:
Hold tight!
The seasons pass
Hold tight!
The darkness never lasts
Hold tight!
We are strong
Hold tight!
We are as one

Never be
Too far gone
Always leave yourself
Some room to get in
Time will pass
Then have no doubt
We’ll send someone to get you out
And what then

CHORUS:
Hold tight!
The seasons pass
Hold tight!
The darkness never lasts
Hold tight!
We are strong
Hold tight!
We carry on

And then
then the change
Someone has attached wires to my brain
And oh
The sky is falling
When all the while we thought for sure
That London was calling

CHORUS:
Hold tight!
The seasons pass
Hold tight!
The darkness never lasts
Hold tight!
We are strong
Hold tight!
We are as one
Hold tight!
The seasons pass
Hold tight!
The darkness never lasts
Hold tight!
We are strong
Hold tight!
We carry on
Hold tight!
The seasons pass
Hold tight!
The darkness never lasts
Hold tight!
We are strong
Hold tight!
We are as one

How's My Little Girl Tonight

You made your mind up
That you would always play and win
So you kept on knocking
Now they’ve let you in
You brought a ticket
Then you flew to the south of France
To spend some time at the table
Play the games of chance
How’s my, how’s my little girl tonight
Did you break a heart
Or bite off more than you could chew
Count the scars that you made
But that’s alright
You left me standing
And the wounds are almost healed
You broke them at the casino
But now you’re front page news
You’ve got yourself so many lovers
Which one do you choose
Of all the loves you’ve won or lost
Am I the king of hearts?
It’s plain to see what you are
You are the queen
How’s my, how’s my little girl tonight
Did you break a heart
Or bite off more than you could chew
Count the scars that you made
But that’s alright
You left me standing
And the wounds are almost healed
How’s my, how’s my little girl tonight
How’s my little girl tonight
How’s my, how’s my little girl tonight
How’s my, how’s my little girl tonight
You made your mind up
You would always play and win
You kept on knocking
And now they’ve let you in

Human Race

I can see it on the road ahead
Running hard i’m here
But I could be there instead
Many houses with the lights on
Silhouettes behind the shades
Beside fires
I’m sure that I saw you in one
I loved you but,
That was way back then
Now i’m alone outside
I face the wind
The rain washes me thin

Knocked me down and I got back up
I got myself back in the race again
Knock me down, and I’ll get back up
And I’ll get myself
Back in the race again
Race through the shadows
Race against stone
The sunken city
I thought was my own
Might be in a brave new world
But it’s not my home
Roll over fall in
“My god”, I screamed
They might catch them,
They won’t catch me
I’m out here clean
I’m free…i’m free

Knocked me down and I got back up
And i got myself
Back in the race again
Knock me down, and i’ll get back up
And i’ll get myself
Back in the race again

 

I

I Wish You Could See Me Now

I wish that I had said things
That I had wanted
Or at least removed the falsehood
Of my pride
But you stood so free and innocent
That i could not face you
Oh, I wish that I
Could see you now

The morning comes as a shroud
Of grey wisdom
And nothing looks the same
As the night before
Still your visions fall before me
Like stone faces
Oh, I with that I
Could see you now
I watch from my window through
The darkness and the rain
The silence cuts me because i’m
Lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely
Babe I’m lonely
Oh, I wish that I
Could see you now

I must have looked funny just a
Standing there honey, when you
Turned me outside
Couldn’t you see that it
Wasn’t just me, it was my
Pride I was trying to hide

I Wish You Well

I’m gonna check my scars at home
Gonna cash my chips and roam
Gonna walk before I fade to black
I’m gonna write a new resume
I’m gonna write you off the page
I’m gonna take what we might take away
And you will find a brighter day
And in another year
The pain will disappear and I
Will look back on this life as if it were a scene
In a film somebody made for you and me
I wish you well
She wants to be set free
Wants the space to feel love
And be angry and I watch her bounce off the walls
While the chips they start to fall
And then in a little while I see
That distant smile returning
Just like a ghost in a dream
That we had way back when
Then she’ll turn and smile and say
Come again

And in another year
The pain will disappear
We’ll look back on this life as if it were a scene
In a film somebody made about you and me
I cannot believe there’s
nothing left to save
Hard as a hammer she wants me
To come again and again
I’m down on my knees
Won’t you come again
Don’t you need relief oh

And in another year
The pain will disappear
And I will look back on this life
As if it were a scene
And in a little while
I’ll see that distant smile returning
Just like back in the days
When we were so naive
In a film somebody made for you and me

I wish you well

I Wonder

Change your eyes, your shoes, your hair
Be an island, I don’t care
Not depending on what others think

Change your plans, your style, your flairI
I’d know you anywhere
Not depending on what others think
Insist the world just isn’t round
It’s any shape you wanna make it

And I wonder what it’s like
To be the first in space
I wonder what it’s like
To be inside your head
Behind your face
I wonder what it’s like believing
Everything I say is true
Beyond a shadow of a doubt
To have the whole thing figured out
I wonder what it’s like, I wonder what it’s like

Forces of the main disaster
The phone rings it’s the sweet hereafter now
I wonder what the others say
We might find an old discussion
Banished from the room while fools rush in
I wonder what it’s like
Believe that it’s been all sown up
In waves of greedy inspiration

CHORUS

Emotional ketchup burst
Step right up, you can be there first
First in line at those pearly gates
Change your eyes, the world, your hair
Darling I’d know you anywhere
Not depending on what others think

CHORUS

And I wonder what it’s like, and I wonder
I wonder what it’s like, and I wonder
I wonder what it’s like, and I wonder
I wonder what it’s like

Iron In The Soul

One shot wonder kid
Waiting for the man that did
Shoot at her without any reason
Please me don’t tease me
Disco’s out of season
The mad girl cries from the other side
Hey, baby!
Get a little iron in the soul
Don’t let yourself be sold
Get a little iron in the soul
And let your money ride
Looking for the man that she calls little Caesar
He makes it home on weekends
Just so he can see her
His wide eyed girl, she’s closer to the blade
She’s in it for the money now she’s
Gonna have to pay

Baby!
Get a little iron in the soul
Don’t let yourself be sold
Get a little iron in the soul
And let your money ride
Well the kid’s on the back street she’s waiting for her wonderman
She makes some time she takes what she can
Not much here so she picks up and she moves on
Trying to find a game she can’t get hooked on
Up to her knees she was standing in the water
Waiting for a sign she was primed for the slaughter
Get a little iron in your soul
Don’t let yourself be sold
Get a little iron in your soul
And let your money ride

J

Just Like Ali

Just Like Ali

What I can taste and
what I can see and I
battered and blue
say it will love me
I been licked

(spoken – so get on?)

They love me so
guess when people lie they say
they love me so
battered and blue
say it will love me

guess when people lie
they so get on
just like ali

look at that man now won’t he look pretty
lyin at the bottom of the muddy mississippi
look like a butterfly sting like a bee
just like ali

paid for salvation I stood by my cause
delivered some blows like sweet santa claus
didn’t hurt no one but some they mighta hated me
indeed I did it my way and that’s the truth
stood by the valley stayed down on my roots
float like a butterfly sting like a bee
just like ali

look at that man now won’t he look pretty
lyin at the bottom of the muddy mississippi
look like a butterfly sting like a bee
just like ali

(oh get on??)

paid for salvation I stood by my cause
just like ali

paid for salvation I stood by my cause
look at that man now won’t he look pretty
lyin at the bottom of the muddy mississippi
just like ali

paid for salvation I stood by my cause
just like ali

look at that man now won’t he look pretty
lyin at the bottom of the muddy mississippi

paid for salvation I stood by my cause
just like ali

look at that man now won’t he look pretty
lyin at the bottom of the muddy mississippi
just like ali


Lyrics submitted by Steven Jones

Just Scream

I’m so tired of all this crap
That falls from you like rain
Do you think that I’m that naive
Or have you gone insane
You can fly 6000 miles
And think its no big deal
And turn and come back in
Anytime you feel
If there’s something more need
I cried for you, I would’ve died for you
Tell it to someone who wants to hear
When the silence starts to haunt you

Just scream
let the voices out, lord
Just scream
Let the voices out

Someone calls me up
And says that you want out
Cause you don’t have the guts yourself
And is there any doubt
That you don’t know yourself
What you do and don’t believe
Are delusions are your own way
Of escaping reality

Let your conscience be your guide
What’s real to you
How does it feel to you
Don’t believe all that’s fed to you
And when the silence starts to haunt you

Just scream

Now it’s gone for sure
And your hands wet on the wheel
Does it feel like the world stopped it’s turning

Just scream
Just scream
Let the voices out, lord
Just scream
Let the voices know you’re there

Has he gotten all he needs
It’s so easy
It’s so sleazy
To steel from someone who’s back is turned
When the karma starts to break through

Just scream
Let the voices out, lord
Just scream
Like I did for you

Just scream
Let the voices out, lord
Just scream

Just The Way It Goes

Time to be what you
Want to be
And all the time in between
When loneliness calls
Do your thoughts turn back to me?
But you go on searching for that
Magic feeling and hope
That is soon comes through
But you believe what you
Want to believe
What your mind tells you is true
And you know it’s
Not the way it is baby
Not the way it is
It’s just the way it goes
And your heart is at the wheel baby
It knows when to steel
But never when to let go
And you know
It’s just the way it goes
It gets harder
As the nights get longer
So you spend them with someone strange
For protection but you know
That it’s never quite the same
It always happens this way
When your heart is at the wheel
And the harder you say stop
The harder she turns it on you
Not the way it is baby
Not the way it is
It’s just the way it goes
Heart is at the wheel baby
It knows when to steal
But never when to let go
And you know
It’s just the way it goes
Yes you know
It’s just the way it goes
Don’t you know
Get a little iron in the soul
Know when to let go
Don’t you know
Get a little iron in the soul
Know when to let go
Yes it’s not the way
Well it’s just the way it goes
Not the way…
Well it’s just the way it goes…
Don’t give it up

 


Tom Cochrane & Ken Greer

L

Lasting Song

Won’t be the first time you sit alone
Won’t be the first time you wait by the phone
Won’t be the last time you drift away
To some place we were such a long time ago
We would move like ghosts in the night
Always looking for some cause to fight
You’d always look for some cool James Dean type
We tried to make it
Like it was up on the screen
You know, only fools believe
What they cannot see
And only fools put their hands in the fire
Again and again
To see how it feels back in
CHORUS
No, I don’t want to hear you say
That it won’t happen like this anymore
And while the radio plays
I’ll sing that lasting song again
And again

We’re shadows dancing from a fires embrace
Where time is passing in a wild nights race
You are the moon and I’ll be the sun
Forget about who has lost and who’s won tonight
You know, only fools believe
What they want to see
And only fools put their hands in the fire
Again and again
To see how it feels back in

CHORUS

Though I’m miles away
I can still hear her say
Play that song for me
Once again she said
The one thing that gets me high
The one that keeps me strong
Through another day
Into the lonely night
Again and again
Won’t be the last time I sing you that song
Under these lights so far from home again

CHORUS (twice)

Laughing Man

Could be booky, wheeler dealer
Mister in between
Spend your money like nobody
That you have ever seen

On the outside and the inside
All the way to the bank
If you find that your till is empty
You have him to thank

Laughing man
He’s laughing
Laughing man, he’s laughing now

Always there hand out sharply
With a greasy palm
Got yourself a new set of car keys
Turn around it’s gone
Could be laughing in the backroom
Or at a private store
If he’s there to give a favour
Take back a whole lot more

Laughing man
He’s laughing
Laughing man, he’s laughing now

He’s got the best but he wants more
After he takes the rest
You’ll be back out the door
Hustling friends wa-oh

Laughing man
He’s laughing
Laughing man, he’s laughing now

Oh-wah-oh
Oh-wah-oh
Laughing man

 


Tom Cochrane & Jeff Jones

Life Is A Highway

Life’s like a road that you travel on
When there’s one day here and the next day gone
Sometimes you bend sometimes you stand
Sometimes you turn your back to the wind
There’s a world outside every darkened Door
Where blues won’t haunt you anymore
Where the brave are free and lovers soar
Come ride with me to the distant shore
We won’t hesitate break down the garden gate
There’s not much left today
Life is a highway
I want to ride it all night long
If you’re going my way
I want to drive it all night long

Through all the cities and all these towns
It’s in my blood and it’s all around
I love you now like I loved you then
This is the road and these are the hands
From mozambique to those memphis nights
The khyber pass to vancouver’s lights
Knock me down get back up again
You’re in my blood I’m not a lonely man

There’s no load I can’t hold
Road so rough this I know
I’ll been there when the light comes in
Tell ’em we’re survivors

Chorus x2

There was a distance between you and I
A misunderstanding once but now
We look it in the eye

There’s no load I can’t hold
Road so rough this I know
I’ll be there when the light comes in
Tell ’em we’re survivors

Chorus x 3

Look Out Again

I was at your port of call
One more flower upon the wall
You were talkin’ to my friend
Bout your new place east of Number 10
Say
Look out again
You don’t know what you do to me
Oh I’m not to blame

Yeah, I’m out in the alley
I’m burnin’ for you
Look out again
In your room the candle glows
Casting shadows on the wall
Doesn’t look like you’re alone
But I just don’t want to head back home
Look out again

You don’t know what you do to me
Oh I’m not to blame
Yeah I’m out in the alley
I’m burnin’ for you
Woah I’m burnin
I want you to come down
Come down, come down
Journey long
Into the night
Till the lightnin’ strikes me
Twice
Look out again

 


Peter Boynton & Tom Cochrane

Love Under Fire

She got the heart
She got the heart of the working man
It’s not hard to understand
She got the love
She got the love of the working man
She wears it high upon her sleeve
Deep in the heart of this working land
They say the streets are paved with gold
And ever man had his mission
Then after all the stories are told
The only thing I’ve got to hold
Our love is under fire tonight
But you know it’s not to be forgotten

She’s seen this place before
Where do you stop it?
Stop the leaking, this is ship to shore
Down to zero and then back for more
Do you miss me?
She doesn’t even know your name
We can rise from this
Likes ashes to diamonds
Like a soldier from a kiss
Milk and honey, or the grapes of wrath
You don’t walk a thousand miles
Just to get yourself turned back
Don’t you fade on me now
Can’t you see
We can take it is degrees
Nor rhyme nor reason or fame nor gold
Could make you change your mind, your heart, your soul

Our love is under fire tonight
You know it’s not to be forgotten
Our love is on the wire tonight
But It’ll never be broken (repeat)

You might look the other way
And then turn again someday when you’ll remember
It’ll never, never be broken

Our love is under fire tonight
You know it’s not to be forgotten

 


Tom Cochrane & Ken Greer

Lunatic Fringe

Lunatic Fringe
I know you’re out there
You’re in hiding
And you hold your meetings
We can hear you coming
We know what you’re after
We’re wise to you this time
We won’t let you kill the laughter

Lunatic Fringe
In the twilight’s last gleaming
This is open season
But you won’t get too far
We know you’ve got to blame someone
For your own confusion
But we’re on guard this time
Against your final solution

We can hear you coming
(We can hear you coming)
No you’re not going to win this time
We can hear the footsteps
(We can hear the footsteps)
Way out along the walkway
Lunatic Fringe
We know you’re out there
But in these new dark ages
There will still be light

An eye for an eye
Well, before you go under
Can you feel the resistance
Can you feel the….thunder

M

Mad Mad World

I was standing with my paper there
Minding my own news
For everything that someone said
Someone else had a different view

I watched the whole thing there
Unfold upon my tv screen
“A new world order is on its way”
Well pass the popcorn please
You don’t mean to tell me
No one here is going to get hurt
When there’s folks at home who
Eat dog food they can’t afford a shirt
Sure find out real fast who’s a sitting duck
When it’s a. . .

Mad mad world… shake your hands
And say good luck..it’s a
Mad mad world..I can not believe this stuff. . .it’s a
Mad mad world…getting madder every day….
Mad mad world…get involved and they’ll blow you away
Sure find out real fast when you’re a sitting duck
That it’s a mad mad world

A little man sits up way high
Way above the crowd
Can you make them dance real fast
Can you make them cheer real loud
Money doesn’t talk it swears
It sounds like a big machine
A voice on high says you reap what you sow
Just keep your own nose clean

More smoke fills up the air
More toxins up the creek
That’s when the cash it changes hands
So we turn the other cheek
Sure find out real fast just when you’ve
Had enough when it’s a…

CHORUS

He walks into the office and
He finds a big pink slip
It’s says “you are no longer needed here
So take a good long trip”
You can take your gold watch and
Stick it you know where
Cause he’s fired up and he’s jacked up and
He’s loaded up for bear

CHORUS

Make Myself Complete

I am not the original one
Working man’s son
Nine to five and I’m barely alive
When the day is done
Want to laugh a bit
Want to cry a bit
Want to make myself complete
Want to break you up
Want to make you up
Want to wail into the sheets
Want to make myself complete
Want to make mine
Take you down to the far side of town
Where the night becomes day
Young girls speak of the side street chic
And the band knows how to play
While they fill you up
And drink your cup
As the room begins to sway
Want to rock a bit
Want to laugh a bit
Want to wash the week away
Want to make myself complete
Can’t fight the boys upstairs

 

So you turn your sights on me
I Shouldn’t really care
Cause I’ve got what I might need
Wanna make myself complete Yeah…
If I get my way
I’ll be back there in no time
Find a way to make love shine
Like the sparks that fly from steel
The band fights the night with the feel of their music
I am not the original one
Working man’s son
Nine to five and I’m barely alive
When the day is done
Want to laugh a bit
Want to cry a bit
Want to make myself complete
Want to break you up
Want to make you up
Want to wail into the sheets
Want to make myself complete
Want to make myself
Want to make mine
Want to make my
Want to make myself complete

Marianne & Lenny

He sits by the bed
Watches while she sleeps
Her favourite book of poems lies
Just beyond reach
He walks to the doorway
He turns before he goes
She starts to stir as he
Turns the light down low and says
You be Marianne and I’ll be Lenny
Together we’ll live on the isle of hydra
There in that land of plenty
We’ll be there till the end of time
Eat tangerines and oranges
They bring down from the hills
Drink retsina at the cafe
And watch, watch what time never kills
And never grow old
And never watch old friends die
And like Peter Pan
We’ll be captain of that steel blue sky

CHORUS
Things would be so much simpler then
No need for fantasy, and no pretense
Wouldn’t watch old friends die
Captains of our own design
We’ll be there till the end of
We’ll be there till the end of time

He sits by the bed
Watches while she sleeps
Her favourite book of poems lies

Just beyond reach

CHORUS
-apologies to Leonard Cohen and Greece…Hydra is pronounced heedra…
poetic licence and all that you know.

 


Tom Cochrane & Annette Ducharme 

Message (Rise Up Again)

The message is faint, but it’s coming in clear
Meet by the lake far away from here
The place we’d meet, way back when
Hearts as one
Can you show me how it feels again
Where the moon rises up again
Shining down on your hot white skin
And you know it
Can you reach it
Feeling good like we just don’t care
Feeling fine with the moon in your hair
Moon’s up down on outlet beach
Something’s wild wild wild and there’s nothing
We can’t reach
Rise up, rise up again
Rise up, rise up again
Come on

Rise up, rise up again
Like a bird with it’s wing that’s on the mend
I see you like I did back then
So bloody proud with your hands not shaking
Rage against the falling light
The desire is strong and the love is right
And you know it
And you reach it
And you know it
And you reach it
The music’s up, the music’s loud
A hot night’s calling and we’re feeling proud
Moon’s up down on outlet beach
Something’s wild wild wild and there’s nothing
We can’t reach
Rise up, rise up again
Rise up, rise up again
Come on

Feeling good feeling fair feeling fine like we just
don’t care
And the music’s up, the music’s loud
A hot night’s calling and we’re feeling proud
Feeling good like we just don’t care
Feeling fine with the moon in your hair
Moon’s up down on outlet beach
Something’s wild wild wild and there’s nothing
We can’t reach

 


Tom Cochrane & Annette Ducharme

N

Napoleon Sheds His Skin

The streets are covered in chalk
The shops are boarded up
The bodies are carried back down from the square
He begins to wonder
If it always was this hot
Or is it just the clothes
That he now wears

Napoleon sheds his skin
In the summer when the sun is high
He never knows when to quit
When to stop…
Or when to say die

Pick the bones, get a tan
Or wander
Underground
She would not have left him anyway
Wait by the sea, wait in the sun
As if the time
Stood still
Did he get involved
In whichever side
That paid

Napoleon sheds his skin
In the summer when the sun is high
He never knows when to quit
When to stop…
Or when to say die

….And time stands still behind
The distant gates
Time moves on outside in the sun
Then he wonders which side he’s really on
Then he doesn’t care,
It’s so grey in there
He just wants to get back to her…

Napoleon sheds his skin
In the summer when the sun is high
He never knew when to quit
When to stop…
Or when to say die…

She waits for him by the wharf
By the sea where they used to go
She sings a song that they’d sing
Then waits for the echo…

Na…poleon
Sheds his skin
Na…poleon
Sheds his skin
Na…poleon
Sheds his skin

I’ve got to get out of here
Can she save me
I’ve got to get out of here
Can she save me
I’ve got to get out of here…
Can you hear me.

No Regrets

Walking by the roadside
I see my fate written upon it
I’m checkin’ out the back here
Where my race is not run
Might hear a thousand harps of heaven
Rain down upon her
I can’t stand and watch
While you stand accused
We got no regrets
Might have seen better times
But maybe we ain’t been there yet
Remember the good times
And least you forget
Have no regrets

Sometimes you might find
Like you feel that you’re drowning
Run for cover like some blown out fuse
Remember one thing that you filed that number
You can call me up baby you won’t be refused
Have no regrets
Might have seen better times
But maybe we ain’t been there yet
Remember the good times and least you forget
Have no regrets

After all the shit you know we’ve been through it
There ain’t a shovel big enough in the world
That can move it

We got no regrets
Might have seen better times
But maybe we ain’t been there yet
Remember who you are don’t you forget
Have no regrets

Northern Frontier

On a muggy night in the north end in july
A kid named Joseph Beeper Spence
Took a shotgun blast to the back
And died…
There by the cp tracks, along the great divide you see
Fought two native gangs called the deuce and the i.p.
Dances with warriors, hatred between slaves
They kill each other off… we all get saved
I can’t help but think… his mother’s tears
Beeper Spence was thirteen
In the northern frontier

A van crossed the bridge that night
And stopped at flora avenue
When Beeper thought they’d lost their way
Walked over to see what he could do
“Are you i.p?…” “straight up”. he’d say
Even if it wasn’t true
“Bust a cap in his ass”
…He turned to run, heard the blast
Then he was through
The kids in the van weren’t much older than him
Couldn’t tell the difference by the colour of their skin
One thing in common, and one thing was real clear
Their future was ended in the northern frontier

Dances with warriors, hatred between slaves
They cut each other down and no one is safe
Jeff Giles is cut down in his 22nd year
Trying to stop an i.p. robbery
in the northern frontier

The kids in the van weren’t much older than him
Couldn’t tell the difference by the colour of their skin
One thing in common, and one thing was real clear
Their future was ended in the northern frontier

Dances with warriors, hatred between slaves
They cut each other down and no one is safe
Jeff Giles is cut down in his 22nd year
Trying to stop an i.p. robbery
in the northern frontier

Northern Star

Standing there like a scarecrow
Cold wind blows I know where to go
I been all around here like a
Thin man looking for a room
The more I see the less I know that I know

I’ve been here I been there
I’ve won and I’ve lost my share
Been on top and I’ve been tossed
I’ve been like the underdog
Whether I’ve won or lost
You were always my cause
No matter where you are
You’re like the northern star
Stand proud there my beauty
Don’t foget your love nor duty
Down each passage and avenue
You take what you can
And in time you know what’s true
I hate long goodbyes now
So I’m gonna stand outside
And Iet the sun shine down on me
Smile not think about how far away you’ll be
I wonder sometimes how the brighter light’s outshone by
the weaker one

Chorus

Not So Far Away

You might feel you’re a stranger
Lost in a strange land
You might be on a distant shore
Don’t know what they’re having planned
You might feel you’re a million miles
In nothing you can be sure
You might feel you don’t have a friend
When the signal it comes in clear

You’re not so far
You’re not so far away

You might feel you’re in danger
And you hope you don’t fade away
Sometimes you try to reach so high
You think that your back might break
The signals out
Someone’s in doubt
When something inside you says
You’re not so far
You’re not so far away
You’re not so far
You’re not so far away

Lay it in those hands
You might not know where you stand
You walk that line
And some might tell you
This is where it starts and ends
When history repeats itself
They’re saying that worn out plan

You’re not so far
You’re not so far away
You’re not so far
You’re not so far away
(repeat)

O

Ocean Blues (Emotion Blue)

Ask any stranger
Out on the boulevard
Who is alone
They’ll say it’s me
In any country
This road leads everywhere
A road that leads down to the sea

CHORUS
Colour me blue
When the lights are bare
Sing me the tune
That won the war
Sing me the song
I’ll go anywhere
And I’m blue. I’m ocean blue

I read your letter
It must have been a hundred times
Before the words fell from the page
It’s almost D-Day
A crowd gathers in the square
But I have no flag to wave

CHORUS
CHORUS

I read your letter
Then I threw it in the sea
Said-there is no flag to wave

I’m blue, blue, I’m ocean blue
Yes, I’m blue, blue, I’m ocean blue
Yes, I’m blue, blue, emotion blue (repeat)

One More Time (Same Old Habits)

Another place in another time
I’d know that face anywhere
Without a trace and without a sign
Anytime you could come to me
In the night
When you thought
No one should have known
With your hard luck little girl look
And the trouble that you’d own
You’d come like the wind
When the night got so cold
And leave with the light
Like you didn’t even know you’d
Come at all
CHORUS
One more time
You could walk back in
One more time
It’s the same south highway again
One less chance and then one less mistake
Some old habits are hard to break
Like you

If a heart could ever learn to say goodbye
And not let time take the best away
Still I Learn
Look down and I’d ask knowing why
Still this time is the destiny
I’d wait while you climb your golden stair
Hard luck then little girl
I know it’s nowhere
Still you feel
They beat on you like a drum
If you get tired, torn and wasted
You know I’d never be one

CHORUS

So many times
When it gets hard to
See the truth
When you got to survive you
Tow the line and you compromise
Until you live a lie

Another place in another time
I’d know that face anywhere and I
Without a trace and without a sign
I still remember

CHORUS (twice)

 


Tom Cochrane & Ken Greer

One Way Out

Stand too close
I can feel her pull me in
All the time here waiting
Has been wasted in the wind
Adjusted to your way
And the corner of your stare
You can only stand so close to it
Before you see love isn’t there
And there is
CHORUS:
Just one way out
Your heart can’t see but your mind concedes
Just one way out
Just one way out
But you don’t want to go alone
Just one way out

Here we go again
Should of had it down by now
But you never know why or when
Or where this could lead
So you open the door
Stand out proud
Brave the new frontier
I knew you could if you only tried
Walk away from these dark tears
And there is

CHORUS:
Just one way out
Your heart can’t see but your mind concedes
Just one way out
Rugged lovers never learn how to bleed
Just one way out
But you don’t want to go alone
Just one way out

Oh I’m missing you
The change will do you good
Oh I’m missing you
Though I never thought I would
Oh the distance here
Here in my head
Oh the darkness lies
In the words we said

Thinking I could love you
I can feel her pull me in
All the time here waiting
Has been wasted in the wind
So open the door
Stand out proud
Brave the new frontier
I knew you could if you only tried
Walk away from these dark tears
And there is

CHORUS:
Just one way out
Your heart can’t see but your mind concedes
Just one way out
Rugged lovers never learn how to bleed
Just one way out
But you don’t want to go alone
Just one way out
You don’t want to go alone
But you don’t want to go alone
No you don’t want to go alone
You don’t to go alone

 


Tom Cochrane & Ken Greer & Goldenberg

Only Game In Town

I’d walk those streets
I’d walk those streets alone
And though it was a long way
A long way from home
I didn’t know many faces
Some they look like stone
Some hungry jackals
Ragged to the bone
I’d go on believing
It was only a state of mind
Then my love would appear
She would shatter my bitter mind

The only game in town
You are
The only game

I would look forward
To the times I love the best
Now I treat each moment
As if it was my last
You can’t lock your love away
Or hide your heart like a fool
You’ve got to always be afraid
Of letting the pistons cool

The only game in town
You are
The only game
The only game in town
You are
The only game

I wrote you a letter
Now I’ve come around
I hope you feel better
Didn’t mean to bring you down
Because there is no hidden treasure
There is no pot of gold
There is no rags to riches
Only the rugged soul

The only game in town
You are
The only game
The only game in town
You are
The only game…

The only game in town
The only game in town

Out Of My Head

I can almost see your face
I can almost touch your skin
We’d all fall down from grace
If I’d of let you in
I can’t hide
I can’t hide

Out of my head, out of my heart
Out of my sight and out of my mind
As I take that one big leap
Honey this is where it gets
Oh I’m out of my head
You’re gone
On what planet you on

These days’ll turn to years
And the chances disappear
If you wait for something
Always better yet
Wave our hands on high
As the ship sails by
Out of my head, out of my heart
Out of my sight and out of my might
As I take that one big leap
Honey this is where it gets
Oh I’m out of my head

Oh Irish take me in
Fools gold is never what it seems
Kathleene take me home
This place is where I’ve always been

Out of my head, out of my heart
Out of my sight and out of my might
As I take that one big leap
Honey this is where it gets
Oh I’m out of my head
You’re gone

P

Paper Tigers

Keep your powder dry and warm
Thru the coming darkest storm
All the fear that’s sent your way
Thru your eyes you might wash away
When you can
Still your lantern’s strong and bright
Even thru the darkest night
All those paper tigers
All their lies they might have sold you
Might be wasted on
One so young that you’re old again
She walks out thru the wind and the rain uh-huh
They can’t give you all those things
No pot of gold no big brass ring
Stay on the road for the night has come
Perhaps at dawn we will be like one again

All those paper tigers
All the lies they might have been sold you
Might be wasted on
One so young that you’re old again
Sylvia walks out thru the wind and the rain uh-huh

Still the shock rips you thru every nerve
In the bell jar nothing can be heard

I would walk with you
I would talk with you
I would do anything that would get you thru
Draw the line for you
Take the fifth for you
I would stand on a bridge and jump off it too

All those paper tigers
All the lies they might have told you
Might be wasted on
One so young that you’re old again
All those paper tigers
All the lies your mother told you
Might be wasted on
One so young that you’re old again
She walks out thru the wind and the rain uh-huh

…Dedicated to Sylvia Plath

Pictures From The Edge

Blinders on again basking in the glow
Letters from a friend things you should let go
All those nights you thought you’ve had it made
Best made plans are laid they are all swept away
Chorus
Do you think about
Do you think about
Do you think about
What it is and what it ain’t to be real
Do you know me when
Do you know me when
Do you know me when
You’ve been away and you’ve got back in

My world
Nobody’s girl
Pictures from the edge

When everything gets spinning fast
You don’t even know until it’s past
Then you say, “Is that all there is?”
And all those things you thought had been misplaced
Where right there all the time back home inside the gates
Chorus

Oooh star crossed don’t you know that your fate is in your hands?

My world
What a girl
Nobody’s girl
Pictures from the edge

Do you think about
Do you think about
Pictures from the edge
My girl
Do you think about
My girl
Do you think about
Nobody’s girl
Pictures from the edge
Pictures from the edge

Piece Of Your Soul

Take away all my blues
Fill me with good news
When I’m used and torn
You get me thru
Nothing could thrill me more than
When you’re standin’ there like before
Stripped clear of defenses
While your secrets unfold
And we’re like a river you and I
Like a river we’re gonna run
I can depend on this
Handle to hold
You give a piece of your soul
You pick me up when I get too low
You give a piece of your soul

My heart beats, my heart beats like a drum
My heart beats like a drum
When you come
Come give a piece of your soul
And I don’t know what would suprise me more
If I saw you standing there like before
While your secrets unfold
When the hard rain’s falling on the ground
And the blues start to get you down
I know what to do

CHORUS

Nothing’s easy, it’s like a storm
You give it all and you give some more like blood
Sometimes it cuts to the bone
You take away all these blues
You fill me up with good news
When I’m bruised and worn
You get me thru

CHORUS

Gimme shelter from the storm
When I’m feeling used and worn
I get renewed
You give a piece of your soul

 


Tom Cochrane & Bill Bell

Power (Strength In Numbers)

Look…up on the building, See a Silhouette
Crowd looks hungry, Because he ain’t jumped yet.
Man up on the tower, Looks big up there
He’s got something extra, I wonder if he’s scared.
People do some strange things, When they’re all together
They wouldn’t even dream of, By themselves

Come on, come on, come on, Turn it on
Turn it on, come on
Power…power

Is he turning on us, Is he turning
You can’t see his eyes now, Bet that they’re burning.
Are we among them, There’s strength in their numbers
Can’t even hear us, There’s to many others.

What’s he keep saying, They’re not even listening
Is he a poor man, Why don’t we listen.

People do some strange things…….

It’s invisible, You can’t even touch it
If I was a wise man, I’d have spoke up

If I was a brave man, I’d surely said something
Now I can’t even sleep on it, Cause it’s all used up
All used up.

R

Ragged Ass Road

Moving out, can you see that shine
Feel the change as you roll on down the line
Where the shore fires burn out on a new frontier
Where the past don’t haunt you and there’s
Nothing else to fear
Baby don’t you hold out too long
they might not let you be

(CHORUS)
Movin’ out feel the wind in your hair
Where the sun shines at night, I can take you there
To the land of the midnight sun,
Ragged Ass Road

I carried you, you carried me
Nothin’ we can’t hold, nothing we can’t be
They’ve taken everything and what have they put back
I really don’t give a damn ’cause there’s nothin here that we lack

Baby don’t you hold out too long
They might not set you free

(CHORUS)

They might not want to let you see
They can’t hold on, as your soul might not let you be,
Stand back while it burns
for the midnight sun Ragged Ass Road

All the time, again and again
Standin’ out where you might see them shine
Oh did you find the midnight sun
Down on Ragged Ass Road

Are you out there everybody out there with me
Shout it out, shout it out there, one more time
to the land of the midnight sun
Ragged Ass Road

She’s a dandy, yeah you bet
There’s some things that you haven’t seen yet
In the land of the midnight sun
Ragged Ass Road

Revelations: Visions In A Dream

The innocent and the poor
They’ve got nothing to hide
But the rich recite in numbers
Their fear resounds in side
Children starve by the millions
The false of the lame
Of the foolish few who knew them
Then led them to the shame

The king he knights the players
They all know the score
But nobody told his mistress
She was pushing forty-four

I don’t want to know
Where we’re heading for
We don’t have long to go
We’ll hear footsteps in the dawn
REFRAIN
‘Cause it’s just some sort of
Crazy ride we’re on

The queen she knows the exit
She’s been there once or twice
Whe her saviour got ostricized
For selling free advice

And her knight in shining armour
Comes sliding through the door
Sporting suggestive glances
At all the dancers on the floor

Well I dreamt all those lonely people
I knew them by their names
But their faces lost their identity
In the fury of the flames

They talked in foreign riddles
Lik actors on a stage
But when the word came they were standing scared
Lost in a doomed age

(REFRAIN)

River Of Stone

We turned and stared out
On the fields where we once layed
Looked back on them for one last time
Before the storm would break
You cannot stand in the line of fire
I still can hear you say
We won’t be going home tonight
Where only the past remains
No, you cannot drink
From the river of stone
No you cannot live
In the shelter of a burned out home
I can almost touch
The times that we once knew
Then the wild and shattered nights
When only the darkness grew
We lost our dreams in a bitter wind
Watched as the fields were burned
We’ll hold our heads up high again
When our dreams have been returned

No you cannot drink
From a river of stone
No you cannot live
When you’re losing your love

No you cannot drink
From a river of stone
No you cannot live
When you’re losing your love (repeat)

Rough And Tumble

Lost outside we’d been lost in the rain
Hard comin’ down again
Lonny stayed back until we all got out
He never did say much actions talk that loud

Rough and tumble
Some things you gotta live with some things are gonna change
Rough and tumble
Some stuff is always gonna fall down when you got rain
Rough and tumble
With the pain and the pain you learn and you learn then you get up again
Rough and tumble
Pick yourself back up and get back in the race in the game
Rough and tumble
Rough and tumble
Rough and tumble
Rough and tumble

He said “Son sometimes the wheels will spin loud enough to make you crazy”
When all hope will leave you and your doubt will make it hazy
Then you look in your baby’s eyes and you know what it’s all about
Won’t let you down count me in don’t count me out

Chorus

Think about Brendon Murphy
How his dreams might have made him full
Bet he didn’t think it all might end on some
Dusty road near Kabul
Kids like him they give me strength
Get me outside my pride
Least of all I forget about how
We all get scared sometimes
Chorus

Think about Brendon Murphy
How his dreams might have made him full
Bet he didn’t think it all might end on some
Dusty road near Kabul
Kids like him they give me strength
Get me outside my pride
Least of all I forget about how
We all get scared sometimes

Chorus

Lonny didn’t have long but he went to every game
To get behind his buddies, to get behind the team
We wondered if it hurt much if it did he didn’t say
Least he wouldn’t talk about it
He just wanted it that way
Rough and tumble

(Dedicated to Ryan Smyth and my Monday Night Team)

S

Shake Monster

I was on patrol
It was late at night
I was checking the parameters
To see if it was air tight
All points clear looked like everything was alright
Twelve o’clock high when I saw the big green light
Stop this thing ’cause I’ve got to get off
Take a better look
She walked out she was all lit up
She gave the command
I shook
Shake, shake, shake, shake it

“How’s your planet tonight big boy
Are your jets engaged
Are your missiles deployed
I’m the shake monster
I ain’t made of silicon
I’ve come down here to restore detente”

Stop this thing ’cause I’ve got to get off
Take another look
She walked out she was all lit up
She gave the command
I shook
Shake, shake, shake, shake it

Stop this thing ’cause I’ve got to get off
Take another look
She walked out she was all lit up
She gave the command
I shook
Shake, shake, shake
I can’t hear you
Shake sir
Shake, shake, shake, shake it

…Now I’ve got the moves
I…I’m a shake monster too
Shake it

I was on patrol
It was late at night
I was checking the parameters
To see that it was air tight
All points clear looks like everything was all right
Twelve o’clock high when I saw the big green light
Shake
Sh, sh, shake, shake
Sh, sh, shake
She had eyes in the back of her head
Her thighs were high
(How high?)
Real high
I broke out in a cold sweat
I was shaking from my toes to my head
Shake
Shake, shake, shake, help…

Ships

Hey! how are you?
It’s been such a long time
How’ve you been
You’re looking just fine
Like the day we met
Was that ’78?
Funny how quickly we forget
Ships that pass
In the night
Changing Signals
See the light and they’re gone…they’re gone

You’re standing there
We both struggle for things to say
Like we’re strangers
I guess we are anyway

Ships that pass
In the night
Changing Signals
See the light and they’re
Ships that pass
In the night
Changing Signals
See the light and they’re gone…
they’re gone
Funny how little we knew about each other
When all the time we both thought we were lovers
But those were good times we had

I can remember
How we’d walk down by the bay
And talk about tomorrow
Now tomorrow is yesterday

Ships that pass
In the night
Changing Signals
See the light and
Ships that pass
In the night
Changing Signals
See the light and
Ships that pass
In the night
Changing Signals
See the light and they’re gone…
they’re gone
Know your lover
Get to know her
Know your lover
Get to know her

Sights On You

He’s on the front line, He’s set for the kill
It’s happening then, And it’s happening still
Dog eat dog, You’ve got to change it
Battle lines there, Of a thousand odd years
The tracks are there of a billion tears
In the trenches, in the heartland
I’ve got my sights on you
My soul’s been hit hard
There’s a window in my heart
And in my soul
Now I’m looking through

Killer in the room
But you can’t see his face
He’s hiding in the corner
In the darkest place
When he calls you out
You’ve got to go face him
t’s been that way since time began
Some follow the pack, some take a stand
Some stand up and say they’re not going to take it

I’ve got my sights on you…

He’s on the front line
He’s set for the kill
It’s happening then
And it’s happening still
Dog eat dog
You’ve got to change it

Since You Left Me

Since you left me it’s gotten so cold
The world’s frozen in like it’s brought and sold
The days turn to night and that’s all I know
Since you left me here

Since you left me my car won’t run
The sky’s turned black and eclipsed the sun
I try to laugh but this ain’t no fun
Since you left me here

Since you left me
It’s like I’m goin’ insane
My mood is heavy
Like a ball and chain
Sky is dark like it’s always rain
Since you left me
Since you left me here

Since you left me it’s no big deal
I can play the game but
I lost my feel
Things come undone just like it’s unreal
Since you left me here

Sing about it like San Antone
The Alamo and all I own
Everything’s gone South
And that is what I know
Since you left me here
Since you left me
It’s like I’m goin’ insane
My mood is heavy
Like a ball and chain
Sky is dark like it’s always rain
Since you left me
Since you left me here
Since you left me here

Since you left me it’s the end of days
I go to move but I’m lost in a maze
The sun is up high but it’s lost haze
Since you left me
Since you left me here

Since you left me it’s the end of days
I go to move but I’m lost in a maze
The sun is up high but it’s lost haze
Since you left me
Since you left me left me here

Since you left me there’s a hole in space
I go to go but I stay in one place
I look in the mirror but I’ve lost my own face
Since you left since you left me here

Since you left me the world’s gone mad
The seas dried up and it makes me sad
Everything’s good has turned too bad
Since you left me here

Sinking Like A Sunset

She’s thinking about the prince and cinderella
The outlaws the hustlers and the heroes
They never seem to fall
It doesn’t matter it doesn’t matter what
The outcome of the story is
Because in real life I try to tell her
It’s not like that at all
Oh won’t you please just hold out now
Cause there are some things I’d like you to forget
When you world is…Sinking like a sunset

Tales of Don Juan they’re very poetic babe
But out on the streets out there
The true verse of life is written
You know it’s really a shame
When you’ve got to let go
Of all the things you love
Like a fighter he really bleeds
When he must hang up his gloves

No I am not a rock
And I can feel it now
But for a moment
I’d like to forget
That my heart is
Sinking like a sunset
Sinking like a sunset

Everybody has a story
Some are tragic some find glory
But it feels more real when you’re here
Right next to me

You can walk too far out on that ledge
And you might lose your mind
You know I need you now
You’re an angel that keeps me in line
The old sergeant has broken down
He’s grown senile
He shouts “kill the bastards!” in the night
Cause he’s all out of time

Don’t hold out let’s make love right now
Cause there’s some things I’d like to forget
When our hearts are sinkin’ like a sunset
Won’t you hold me now
And make things right
‘Cause when you’re with me here
The sun comes out at night
Making me forget
We’re sinking like a sunset

Sinking like a sunset
Sinking like a sunset

 


 

Annette Ducharme

Someone's Watching

Take it as you find it
Nothing is defined
They all want a piece
Until you’ve passed your prime
CHORUS:
No matter what you say
What you say
Someone’s watching you

Try to keep your tracks clean
One eye on the (rear) mirror
Watching the main attraction
It’s that time of the year

CHORUS:
No matter where you go
Someone’s watching you
No…no matter what you say
Someone’s watching you

I feel like I’ve learned before
I feel…
That I won’t be the man
At this back door no more
I see…

Bad winds start to blow fear
A big storm is on the rise
Better keep yourself clear
Try to shut your eyes

CHORUS:
No matter what they say
(matter what they say)
Someone’s watching you
No matter where you go
(matter where you go)
Someone’s watching you
No…no matter where you go
(matter where you go)
Someone’s watching you
Someone’s watching you

Try to
Keep your tracks clean
One eye on the (rear) mirror
Watching…the main attraction
It’s that time of year
Oh no…no matter what you say
Someone’s watching you
Someone’s watching you

Song Before I Leave

Just a song before I leave
A few words to believe in
A touch we’ll both remember in time
Like a warm fire in December
They’ll remind us who is real
And who is just passing by
A small taste of what once was
The sweet smell of some bright springtime
CHORUS
And i’ll remember
Sunflowers on your breast
And i’ll remember
That halston that you’d wear the best
And i’ll remember your fatal touch
And when it all becomes too much
I’ll pretend I don’t care…
I don’t care…I don’t care…anymore

Did he come to comfort you?
When you were feeling down
And was he there to listen
I listened but then I drowned in it
Behind your silent seal
Were nothing gets revealed
And maybe your eyes can’t fake
What your heart no longer feels

And i’ll remember
Sunflowers on your breast
And i’ll remember
That halston that you’d wear the best
And i’ll remember your fatal touch
When it all becomes too much
I’ll pretend I don’t care…
I don’t care…I don’t care…

Maybe sometimes over distant lines
When the words ring true to you
Then you might see
Ooooh maybe then sometimes
When you know it’s safe and clear
Then you can think of me out here
And remember the good times that we had

CHORUS

Just a song before I leave
A few words to believe in
A touch we’ll both remember in time
Like a warm fire in December

Sons Beat Down

Hundred and one in the shade tonight
All that time in the wilds of youth
You might find it won’t desert you
We’re gonna shake your soul tonight
Some may say let’s wait and see
Some may find it’s a mystery
Blame it on love on the ones unsung
We’ll take care of the damage done

Sons beat down, sons beat down
Sons beat down, daughters and sons

Who are those too afraid to awaken
So her hand falls on his face
Many are those too afraid to be shaken
Sit in darkness somewhere safe

Some of those things you’ll never see
Some of those things you may never be
But you won’t try, and you won’t know
Maybe it’s time for letting it go

Sons beat down, sons beat down
Sons beat down, sons beat down

This world’s fast and it’s bloody uncertain
Generations walk in their own light
We’ll play for the ones until the last curtain
In rage against the dark of night

Sons beat down, sons beat down
Sons beat down, sons beat down

(Repeat)

Spirit In The Sky

When I die and they lay me to rest
Gonna go to the place that’s the best
When I lay me down to die
Goin’ up to the spirit in the sky
Goin’ up to the spirit in the sky
That’s where I’m gonna go when I die
When I die and they lay me to rest
Gonna go to the place that’s the best

Prepare yourself you know it’s a must
Gotta have a friend in Jesus
So you know that when you die
He’s gonna recommend you
To the spirit in the sky
Gonna recommend you
To the spirit in the sky
That’s where you’re gonna go when you die
When you die and they lay you to rest
You’re gonna go to the place that’s the best
Never been a sinner I never sinned
I got a friend in Jesus
So you know that when I die
He’s gonna set me up with
The spirit in the sky
Oh set me up with the spirit in the sky
That’s where I’m gonna go when I die
When I die and they lay me to rest
I’m gonna go to the place that’s the best
Go to the place that’s the best

 


Norman Greenbaum, 1969

Stonecutter's Arms

Loved a girl named Stacy
Nearly drove him crazy
Took him for all he was worth
That wasn’t much
But still they kept in touch
And now they’re back in time down
At the stonecutter’s arms
There’s old tuck man
He’s down on his luck man
Some days he’s wasting away
There’s a place where
Tuck will soon fly there
A toast to his charms down at the stonecutter’s arms
We’re outta harm
Down at the stonecutter’s arms
Raise a glass or two and maybe smash a few
Well that’s o.k.
They break their backs all day for you
Life is short they say down at the stonecutter’s arms
I’ll remember, remember always
Have a toast down there
A toast to her charms
Give it all day
Life is short they say
There’s a hearth there
At the stonecutter’s arms

What won’t kill you will only make you stronger
Ties that bind there you can never put asunder
Look into her eyes and I can see the world’s a wonder
A toast to your charms down at the stonecutter’s arms

We’re outta harm
Down at the stonecutter’s arms
Raise a glass or two and maybe smash a few
Well that’s o.k.
They break their backs all day for you
Life is short they say down at the stonecutter’s arms

CHORUS

I’ll remember through the valleys
In the streets and down the alleys
Give it all day
When you’re done
There’s a hearth there
At the stonecutter’s arms

I had a friend whose dad died in his arms and it
Broke his heart for a while and it turned him to stone
But I knew he’d get around it
It only made him stronger
Once in a while you look in his eyes you know
He’s not alone
These are the things that carry with you
You’re never alone

What won’t kill you will only make you stonger
Ties that bind there will never put asunder
Look into her eyes and I see the world’s a wonder
A toast to your charms down at the stonecutter’s arms

CHORUS

T

Talkin' To Myself

Well my mind was on the ramble
And my mouth wanted to be too
I want no one else to know this
It is just between me and you
Well I walked up to the kitchen
And I called your name
Thrust my nose against the window pane
I Checked out the lines
In my tea cup
Ended up
Talk talkin’ to myself
Long after midnight
Talkin’ to myself
Lord I feel alright
Talkin’ to myself
I was not the one who was howlin’
But I can’t whisper in my own ear
So I found myself conversin’
With the man inside the mirror
Well I walked up to the attic
And you weren’t there
Stubbed my toe
Upon the seventh stair
I know that no one else should care
This is a crazy affair
Talk talkin’ to myself
Long after midnight
Talkin’ to myself
Lord I feel alright
Talk talkin’ to myself
I was just talking…
Lord I feel alright
Long after midnight
Feels alright, yeah yeah
Well walked up to the kitchen
And I called your name
Thrust my nose against the window pane
I Checked out the lines
In my tea cup,
Ended up
Talk talkin’ to myself
Long after midnight
Talkin’ to myself
Lord I feel alright
Talkin’ to myself
I was just talkin
I gotta talk to someone sometime baby
Just talkin’

 


Peter Boynton

The Loading

(Hold the line)
Linin’ them up
I remember they shoot ’em
Never dared dream that they’d shoot anyone
Now I’m a simple man tied on the vine
Caught up in the times
And fates on my right hand
CHORUS
Gamble of the ages
Suit me up
I’m ready to go
Oh such a young man
When the loading had begun
(I guess, I guess)

Don’t press your luck angel face
Don’t push it out
Shove you way to the front too fast
I was framed no holds barred
So they say
I can’t believe that it ended all like this

Gamble of the ages
Suit me up
I’m ready to go
Oh such a young man
When the loading had begun
When I was a boy I would dream about space
Space it would change year to year
When she would take me down way down by the stream
Oh that last frontier
I still can hear he say “be home before dark”
Put one here upon me baby
Remember me for what I was
Tell the man who’ll be settin’ me up
I’ll be back before you know
Where is that pilgrim saint
We’ll see the next time we get back up
She said, “you might be \n ex-patriot but i’ll love you like the sun

Gamble of the ages
Suit me up
I’m ready to go
Oh to be such a young man
When the loading time began
Began……….
Hey…ho!!!!!!!!
Oh I’m a simple man
mmmmmmghhhh
Tied on the vine

The Party's Not Over

Jonah and Ali leave your boots at the door
You were brothers once now leave your weapons on the floor
You don’t need them now you don’t need them anymore
As if god was on the side of anybody’s war

Hey Louisa are you still sitting there
An angel in the dirt
In the middle of the Changara
I hope that you could have rose from that place
Sometimes I see you
With that smile upon your face

The party’s not over
The party’s not over
Somebody leaves and someone arrives
Somebody’s born and somebody says goodbye

Hey buddy I hope that you’re doing fine
Are you flying somewhere maybe in your own mind
You’re a good friend make no mistake
We’ll see you again someday back on Thunder Lake

Take it all one day at a time
Everyone above ground is like a shiny new dime
“Don’t go it alone,” you say it all the time
Watching your back while you’ve been watching mine

The party’s not over
The party’s not over
Some will rise and some will fall
Some open their eyes and some won’t see at all
The party’s not over
The party’s not over
Somebody leaves and someone arrives
Somebody’s born and somebody says goodbye

 

Here comes the sun
We’ve waited so long
Here comes the spring
We waited so long
Here comes the peace
I’m not gonna pack it in yet

The party’s not over
The party’s not over
Take it all just one day at a time
Every one’s like a shiny new dime

The party’s not over
The party’s not over
Somebody leaves and someone arrives
Somebody’s born and somebody says goodbye
The party’s not over
The party’s not over
Somebody leaves and someone arrives
Somebody’s born and somebody says goodbye

The party’s not over

The Secret Is To Know When To Stop

Do you remember the night
The lights went out
All along the promenade?
It started to rain
My coat your dress got wet
We laughed til we almost cried
Your spirit was so contagious
Our timing was really bad
You were so outrageous
How could we hold back?
The secret is to know when to stop
The secret is to know when to stop
The secret is to know when to stop
…Remembering
Do you remember the night
That we ran out
Out on english bay?
We went out on the water
The tow almost pulled us away
Man right then the sparks would fly
We’d get into such a mess
Our timing really stunk back then
We didn’t give a damn
What they thought I guess
CHORUS

Maybe when the skies flew open
Right then the lies would be broken
Your eyes they did all the talking
“Keep your heart open wide”
Can you remember the trip we took?
In the malibu to the west coast
We drove through a rainbow upon rogers pass
They never thought you’d get that close

CHORUS x2

 


Tom Cochrane / J Cody 

The Untouchable One

See her by the corner
Then she walks on by
Heads turn to meet her
Steely eyed
She’s her own girl
Her own design
She holds her head high
Hides her scars just fine
CHORUS

She makes it work out
Makes me feel
Makes me see
The untouchable one
Look and see
She’s one the outside
She’s with me

She’s been through a lot
You can tell
As hard as it gets baby
She holds it well
Don’t try to change her
No, she will not bend
But if you get close to her
She’ll be your special friend
CHORUS

She walks on by
You know she’s walking with me
The untouchable one
Look and see
She’s on the outside
She’s with me
Make me feel
Make me see

The untouchable one
The untouchable one
She hides her scars real fine
She’s her own design
The untouchable one
The untouchable one

This Is The World

Hey, hey, hey, hey…
Make you sometimes want to fly away
Let the critics be damned
True colours will always stand
It’s no disgrace, lets cut to the chase,
Hey, hey, hey, hey

This is the one, let’s not waste it
Come so close you see… can almost taste it
Some folks push for igher I guess
They won’t settle for second best
But some folks know how to celebrate life
This is the one this is our world

Hey, hey, hey, hey…
True lovers don’t fade away
not to be stuck in some rut
When you know you’ve had enough
Let the fair weather ones be damned
True colours will always win
It’s no debate, cut to the chase
Hey, hey, hey, hey…
CHORUS

This is the one, lets not waste it
Let the better times roll in
True colours will always win
It’s no debate let’s cut to the chase
Hey, hey, hey, hey…

CHORUS

Thru The Curtain (She's My World)

I left my baby…overseas
But I’m going to get her back
Someday
I got my papers
I’ll do some walking
It doesn’t matter
How far I’ve got to go
I’ll take those chances
I’ll climb those fences
To get my baby from overseas

Cause she, she’s my girl
Yea she, she’s my world
She needs me

I’ve been out working
Every day now
To get my girlfriend
On a plane out
Of Romania, thru the curtain
Into the arms of her
Guy who’s hurtin’

Cause she, she’s my girl
Yea she, she’s my world
She needs me
I’ve been working
Everyday now
To get my girlfriend
On a plane out
Of Romania, thru the curtain
Into the arms of her
Guy who’s hurtin’

Cause she, she’s my girl
Yea she, she’s my world
She needs me
I got some friends who’ll
Forge her passport
Make her look like a
UN Diplomat
Get her to peace talks
In Geneva
That’s where they’ll get her
And that’s where I’ll meet her

Cause she, she’s my girl
Yea, she, she’s my world
She needs me

Work, work, work, work,
To get my baby
Work
Thru the curtain
Work
To get my baby
Work
To get my baby
Work
Thru the curtain
Ride down that Orient Express

 


Cochrane/Baker/ Jones/ Boynton/Greer.

V

Vacation In My Mind

Taking a vacation
Don’t know what I’ll find
Taking a vacation in my mind
Taking a vacation
Don’t know what I’m gonna find there
Stuck some clothes in a sack
I’m slipping out the back door

Sit by the range
See the splendors of the Bronze Age
I’ll be wild eyed and waiting
They got me there and well placed

Where are you
Where you are I will be
I am on a vacation
Only in my mind
Vacation

Taking a vacation
Don’t know what I’ll find
I’m taking a vacation
I’m self-hypnotized

Blue man swings to the beat
Over there she’s got a weapon
We’re going to kick it in the sand
Some guys are selling visas
They’re trying to sell tickets to the promised land

People going to get there
I see it in my dreams
Saw people dancing, saw people moving
In the hot summer steam

Where you are
Where you are I will be
I am on vacation
Only in my mind
I can see you from here
I am on vacation
Vacation

Taking a vacation
I don’t know what I’ll find
I’ll be taking a vacation
Don’t know what we’ll find
We’re going to discover America
Take a train to Mecca
We’ll be lying on the beach there
The old wise fool and me

Where you are
Where you are I will be
I am on vacation only in my mind
I can see you from here
I am on vacation
Where you are I will be
I can see you from here

Taking a vacation
Don’t know what I’ll find
We’re taking a vacation only in our minds
No traffic and noise here, well a word to the wise
There’s splendors of the Bronze Age
That’s about my favorite drive

 


Tom Cochrane/Ken Greer/John Webster.

Victory Day

She’s got her reasons, she’s got her pride
Though she’s beaten black and blue
One fine day she’ll be walking outside
She’ll turn to see what is true
Won’t draw no curtains, be hiding no way
On that Victory Day

She’s stuck it out, she’s hung in tough
She won’t be running away
He says it will change, but each time it does
It starts up all over again
He wants the thunder, the crashing of waves
The guts, the glory of victory parades
She says it just never happens that way
On that Victory Day

Victory Day, Victory Day
There’s no rockets flaring, there’s no loud display
If you walk with me we’ll get there someway
On that Victory Day

In the sun, walk by the water, in the sun
She says life isn’t big, not it’s kind of small
Made of small moments, they’re all strung together
If you don’t look out, you might miss them all
Then it’s just passed you on by like the weather
He wants that thunder and crashing of waves
The guts, the glory of victory parades
She says I’ll give you much more than you’ll take
On that Victory Day

Victory Day, Victory Day
There’s no rockets flaring, there’s no loud display
If you walk with me we’ll get there someway
On that Victory Day

And he’s gotten so close and he won’t let it fade
And the reasons still haunt you for the mistakes you made
She says let it go, ’cause it’s time for a change
But he’s still a little boy trapped between pages
Time to walk away from him
She said “I’ll take you some place where I know it will change”

Victory Day, Victory Day
There’s no rockets flaring, there’s no loud display
If you walk with me we’ll get there someway
On that Victory Day, on that Victory Day

(Repeat)

W

Walking The Fine Line

Lost my job in the darkest place, Going to get back up
Clean my face, And take that longest ride
I talked to the man with the busy pen
Tired of being on the losing end
I’m going to walk with pride
Walking that fine line
Between the sun and the sky
The smoke and the steel you and me
Taking the longest ride, Crack the sky
But get out alive this time

Me and my friend we been up all night
Had a drink on John, had a drink on the mine
Now we’ll leave this ghost town

She said, “Show me a good man,
“I’ll show you a slave,
Show me a free man,
I’ll show you the brave.
Hold your head up high”

Never had the guts to turn it around
Never had the guts to tear it down
Now we got the chance to

We’re walking that fine line
Between a free man and a slave
The wind and the sea you and me
Taking that longest ride
Crack the sky
Get out alive this time

Walking that fine line…..

Washed Away

We live out here in the desert
Where time stands still
In the face of our foolish pride
We trade our love for ambition
And tell each other
We’ll get it all back in time
But time moves on like a river
Soon leaves us all behind
Like a summer rain
It all gets washed away

Round and round and round we go
Where it stops don’t no one know
Find a love you better let them know
Before you both get washed away

I watch the wind blow out there
Maybe hear some distant laughter
Look outside the hotel window
When my soul wanders off babe
This is the town I met you in
And I won’t soon forget that
Your proud beauty lingers on
Until the storm has lifted

Go find your fortune fast
It’s cold outside but you’ll make it
Don’t trade your love for ambition
You’ll get washed away

Round and round and round we go
Where it stops don’t no one know
Find a love you better hold on fast
You’ll both get washed away

An old cliche
That you used to tell me
Some things might change
All things won’t last

Do the best you can
It’ll all work out
At the end of the storm
Live to love another day

Round and round and round we go
Where it stops don’t no one know
Find a love you better hold on fast
You’ll both get washed away

Round and round and round we go
Where it stops don’t no one know
Find a love you better hold on fast
You’ll both get washed away

The time we spend
As we pass this way
We might not ever be here again
Hold on tight to what you find
Then we’re gone tomorrow

West Coast Saga

I walked by the west Canadian shore
Where I was born beneath the sky,
Staggered by and by, I cried,
Realizing I was once blind
I felt the wind blow in from the sea,
And it was blowing in on me.
Alone I walked while the mountains talked
Telling me I must be free

I have been relieved,
My waters shall run free
Take me down to the sea
—When I die
By the shores
Of my fathers
I will lie

I felt the sun break through from the sky,
And I could hear the seagulls cry,
Cry for me, while the wind and the sea,
In me, I must be free

I have been relieved,
My waters shall run free,
Take me down to the sea
—When I die
By the shores
Of my father
I will lie.

What Have You Got To Do (To Get Off Tonight)

Here it comes that lonely feeling again
I think I’ll call up my nouveau friends
I met her at “The Edge” on a Monday night
I think that she’d be fun
But she’s not my type
We were talking about the accident
All messed up and
That’s exactly what she meant
Inherit the wind start over again
What have you got to do to get off tonight
What have you got to do to get off tonight

I don’t want to talk about what’s fashionable
I don’t want to know what is in vogue
I want to know about the way that you feel
I want to have fun, I want to know what is real

I feel like a bird frying on a wire
I’ll be walking on coals just to cool my desire
Inherit the wind, but then you’re gonna get tired

What have you got to do to get off tonight
What have you got to do to get off tonight
What have you got to do to get off tonight

And I feel like a bird that’s been frying on the wire
Walking on coals just to cool my desire
Inherit the wind, but you’re gonna get tired

What have you got to do to get off tonight
What have you got to do to get off tonight
What have you got to do to get off tonight
What have you got to do to get off tonight

What have you got to do to get off tonight
What have you got to do to get off

I feel like a bird that’s been frying on the wire
I’ll be walking on coals just to cool my desire
Inherit the wind but you’re gonna get tired
What have you got to do to get off?

What's In You

Mass communication now
Cleans across the nation, it’s on
Mass ill iteration God
We need a little concentration
It’s on
What’s in you, what’s in you
What’s in you, what’s in your head?

All my friends going to get together
Looks like sunny weather, it’s on
Everybody wants to hear rock and roll
God have mercy on their souls, it’s on

What’s in you, what’s in you
What’s in you, what’s in your head?

Door bell rings, sweet young things
“School newspaper” how do you write a song?
Slip out the back way into the street
I’ve got to find a way to beat the heat
It’s on, heats on

What’s in you, what’s in you
What’s in you, what’s in your head

Ooooh, good looking, what’s inside your head

When I'm With You

Come sit by the fireside
With me baby
Melt into the dawn
With me girl
Let yourself flow
Like a river to the sea
Together we’ll grow
Just like a willow tree
You’re much older than the others
In just so many ways
And when you love me girl
You leave me in a daze

When I’m with you I’m truly stoned
It’s you, me and the firelight shadows, alone
Baby it’s love, baby it’s home

The way you shine
In the morning light
Makes everything alright
The way you move me
Is out of sight now girl

You stand by the fire
All bathed in gold
With your hair flowing down
Upon your silken robe
And you move to the window
And you stare down below
Out onto the darkness
And the shadows in the snow

And when I’m with you I’m truly stoned
It’s you me and the firelight shadows, alone
Baby it’s love, baby it’s home

We don’t need—–grass

While You Are Young

While you are young
While you are here
Don’t unpack your things while you are young

Waiting for that train to come
While on the other track one’s come and gone
A different way
Holding back for that better shot
While thinking ’bout all that you’re not
Time slips away
Keep your eyes wide open now

While you are young
While you are here
Don’t unpack your things while you are young

Standing by while watching waiting watching waiting
Hesitate what you waiting for
It’ll never come like water watching water waiting
Water waiting to boil
Your high time is wasting now

While you are young
While you are here
Don’t unpack your things
While you are young
Keep your eyes wide open now

While you are young
While you are here
Don’t unpack your things
While you are young
Keep your eyes wide open now
While you are young

Whipping Boy

There is always some excuse
For your air of sad abuse
But when the table’s turned
Holding it out don’t you ever learn
CHORUS:
I won’t be a whipping boy
I won’t get down on my knees
I won’t be your whipping boy
You won’t hang that tag on me

I have read this book before
Tell it all to some tired stranger
I have no more cheeks to turn
I won’t trade it all for your taste for danger
Thought you’d take just what you please
Come back for more when you want it
The price is high these dice are loaded
I’ll never pay for the same goods twice

(CHORUS)

Your schemes
Lie battered on the ground
It’s your turn
Now I’ve turned it all around
When I needed you
You were nowhere to be found
Where are you now
Where are you now
There is always the same excuse
For this air of sad abuse
And now the table’s turned
It’s too late now to say you’ve learned

I…I won’t be your whipping boy
And I’m back up off my knees
I…I won’t be your whipping boy
It took so long to break free
I…I won’t be your whipping boy
And I’m back up off my knees
I…I won’t be your whipping boy
You won’t hang that tag on me
I…I won’t be your whipping boy
And I’m back up off my knees
I…I won’t be your whipping boy
You won’t hang that tag on me

White Horse

I really didn’t get to know you all that well
You always let us know in your words that music
Was like a well
To drink from when we felt like we were there
Dying of thirst
To save us from the pain that we felt
Like we were riding some big white horse

White horse, white horse

Now I’ve always heard that you gave much more than you took
Like Basquiat saying that art and music forced us to take another look
Pull us from despair, give us joy and hope and help set a course
Like we were running from those hounds of hell
On some big white horse
White horse, white horse

Speaking out against injustice and pain and intolerance of course
Like we were running from those hounds of hell
On some big white horse

White horse, white horse
White horse, white horse

White Hot

Waiting by the shoreline
In somalia for your reply
I need you to come see me
That’s no lie
The guns are getting closer
The sweat pours like dew
That fell from the trees in tripoli
In the spring

I’m white hot
I can’t take it anymore
I’m white hot
By the somalian shore
Yes i’m burning to the core
I need rain

Cast out from the jungle
With no rations or canteen
For selling faulty riffles
To the thieves in tanzania

Adventures and misfortune
Nothing wagered, nothing gained
I have wandered through the desert
Found the ocean not the rain

I can remember the nights by the strand in tripoli
We were so much cooler then
I had you and my poetry to protect me
We were so much younger then
I need rain

I’m white hot
I can’t take it anymore
I’m white hot
By the somalian shore

I’m white hot
Yes i’m burning to the core
I need rain, I need rain, I need rain

I can remember the nights by the sea in tripoli
Were were so much colder then
I had you and my poetry to protect me
We were both soldiers then
Bolder then, colder then
I need rain, I need rain, I need rain
White hot
White hot…
Water

Wildest Dreams

You talks as if in riddles
You talk as if in rhymes
Down in the lion’s lair
Stroke yourself to feel so fine
And what are you afraid of
Afraid to get so touched
When you begin to feel
Is it way, way too much

Have you lost your sense of purpose
And who can stand alone
There’s no more circus here
There’s nothing carved in stone
I see you down in the desert
And on a lonely beach
I’ll hold you in those places
Where no one else can reach you

For comfort there

CHORUS
In your wildest dreams
We can talk until we say something
It don’t mean a thing
I will be there
When you come back down oh yeah

I’ll hold you in the desert
And on a lonely beach
I’ll hold you in these places
Where no one else can reach you
The words cannot reveal this
Nothing’s carved in stone
So maybe don’t hide around it
This is something you can own

I want you when you’re bad
I want you when you’re good
I want you when you won’t
And when you think you should
I want you when you’re angry
And when you come back down
I’ll hold you above water
When you think that you might drown

Go under

CHORUS

I look back in
And you’ll be smiling once again
I turn around
Just as the sun comes shining in on you
We have not lost
But just begun

CHORUS

In your wildest dreams
We can talk until we say something
It don’t mean a thing
For now and ever
We’ve just begun

Will Of The Gun

I find it hard to imagine
This world without guns and wars
When we have our own private battles
Our own bashing and slamming of doors
What makes us want to hurt each other
Can you help me to understand
Why does history repeat itself
And a man keep killing a man
CHORUS
If i believe like you believe
Then I guess we can be one
But when it comes down to the crossfire babe
It’s down to the will off the gun

I get so tired by how late it’s got
That I wonder if i’m awake or not
We’ve come this far but there’s so far to go
We’ve learned so much but we still don’t know
We used to care for each other
I remember we were good friends once
But now we barely talk to each other
We got nothing to say: and the deal is done

CHORUS

Are we oblivious to the stains on the sheets
Have we grown immune to the blood on the street
The colour of my flag ain’t the colour of your skin
Why must somebody lose so
Somebody can win

If I believe like you believe
Then I guess we can be one
But when it comes down to the crossfire babe
It’s down to the will of the gun
If I believe like you believe
Then I guess it comes down to religion
But when it comes down to the crossfire babe
It’s down to the will
Down to the will of the gun
Ooooo…the will of the gun

 


Annette Ducharme

Willie Dixon Said

Junkyard pilot and his sidekick derelict
Blactop halle bop microbus news do you get it?
Dialect comes so slick that you can’t predict the news
Water it down like butternut blues
Black smoke’s lightening comin’ up the trees
Wrap it up nice put a bow round it please
Telly myself again and again and again
Get out of this son – state of mind we’re in
Like Willie Dixon said got to find me a place
To clear my head
Halle bop, halle bop I said
Gonna halle bop me gonna hail me a cab
Like Willie Dixon said got to find me a place
To clear my head
Halle bop, halle bop I said
Gonna halle bop me gonna hail me a cab
Justice lies somewhere behind…between
The have nots and the plasticine lies
Black spit twilight holograph scene
Conjured up images of apocalypse steam
Words never spoken wait on the lips
On the door step of a woman’s millenium hips
Big bang wash clothes delirium
Nostradamus’ imposter and one last run

God I miss you, I miss you real bad
The only thing real that I’ve ever had
Halle bop, halle bop I said
Gonna halle bop me gonna hail me a cab

CHORUS

Windy Night In Fall

She says think you’re the only one who’s had it rough
And the sky over you is the only one
That’s not bright enough
Well some habits are hard to kick
Some people in life are hard to lick
They haunt your soul like a ghost, there for good
Feel too much
Hold too much
Feel too much
Shes says we’re much the same
Born restless under a wild sign
Restless til the day we die
Restless since the day we die
Restless since the day you’re born
Restless says it all
You’re like a windy night in fall
I almost heard you call
I half prepared an answer
Something short and something sweet
Almost saw you standing in the Indian summer heat
Like a windy night in fall

Well I got myself a photograph
Got a raven on
Can’t go to bed till I get back
Lately found myself inclined
To take it on down past the dixon line
Watch the sun rise on the gulf

Feel too much
Take too much
Think too much
You want too much to give
Take it in when you’ve been
Do it all do it all only once again
Born restless under a wild sign
Restless till the day we die
Restless since the day you’re formed
Restless says it all
Like a windy night in fall

CHORUS

CHORUS

Bring you flowers
It’s all like a dream and when you’re done
While away eternity in a cabin on the beach in the sun

Well I got myself a photograph
To remind me of my better half
I might find myself in thick
Some people in life are real hard to lick
They haunt your soul like a ghost, there for good

Winner Takes Al

Time is up I don’t know where you are
Sands run down, I can’t see that far
Are you shock straight back into another star
Where your mouth it moves, but the words don’t come
You don’t give it another thought
Little round peg in a big square slot
Strangest son in a big top coat
If you go that far then that’s all she wrote
Win or lose you’ve got the Berlin blues
Your back’s to the wall
Winner take all, take all

I know the face can you remember the name
You know the one with the silicon plan
The high step roller from the Argentine
The one they all called the Wolverine
You kept your back to the wind
and your tracks so clean.
They all wanted to get to you
They all wanted to know if it was true
Were you standing in the shadows in old Kitzbuhl
Getting oh so high when you turned the screw
Could you feel us there, did you know that we knew

Win or lose……

I see a light, I can hear a voice as someone says
you’re going home for good tonight
If you win or lose, you’ve got the Berlin blues
When you back’s to the wall
Winner, take all take all
They’ll try to tell you that’s all
Winner take all, all

Work Out

Walking on glass
Walking on stone
When you’re walking
Sometimes walking alone
Put your heart out
And reach for the top
Keep moving, don’t ever stop
Written on the wind
Written on the sand
Every woman, every man
Engines started
Ready to roll
Broken hearted
Let it go
It’s o.k.
It’ll work out
Yes it’s alright, anyhow
Work out, Work out

Johnny had a vision
That’s a fact
Bound for glory
Never turned back

Think back to a time
When you ran with the pack
You can always look around
But never go back
The drums are on the hillside
In the depths of my soul
A distant voice whispers in invisible tones
That it’s O.K.
It’ll work out
Yes it’s alright, anyhow
Yes it’s O.K.
It’ll work out
It is alright anyhow, and we’re
On the edge of survival
Could it be a new age
Waiting for new arrivals
Time to turn the page

Yes its O.K……

You can feel that midas touch it lies
Quick in your grasp
But you reach to hard
It shatters like glass
You can think back to a time
When you ran with the pack
You can always turn around
But never go back

Drums are on the hillside
And in the depths of my soul
A distant voice whispers
In invisible tones
Work out
We can work it out
Work out

Y

You're Driving Me Crazy (Faith Healers)

It’s strange to hear you talk about faith
When you were too blind to recognize
That the faith you sought
Was a passing phase
Merely in disguise
You’ve finally come to realize
That confusion confessed to popularize?
When your congregation was so surprised
To see that I was coming through

Oh, you’re driving me crazy
You think you’re so complete
Oh, you’re driving me crazy
Right back into the street

And now I feel like a stranger in my own backyard
Now praying for your freedom seldom seemed hard
But I’ve noticed a lot of changes in freedom too
Like I’ve noticed changes in you

I could hear them laughing
As usually they’d do
In the days of my childhood
I can’t see them anymore
Faith healers—I don’t need them

Oh, you’re driving me crazy
Well you think you’re so complete
Oh, you’re driving me crazy
Right back in to the street

 

Young Thing Wild Dreams (Rock Me)

Young thing, young thing
Your blade is ripe
Walk out with a fever
In the night
Young thing, young thing
(With) your fist so fat
Forget about that
Come on out and move me

Move me, move me
Let your spirit ring
Rock me
‘Til I can’t think

Young thing, young thing
Is your world so flat
Drive out to the edges
Drive it all back

Young thing, young thing
When they lock you inside
Slip out the back
Come on and move me

Move me, move me
Let your spirit ring
Rock me
‘Til I can’t think

Move me, move me
With all of your might
Rock me, rock me
Rock me, rock me

Young thing, young thing
With your senses sharp
This land is your land
It’s in the heart

Young thing, young thing
With your senses keen
This world is your world
This world is free

Young dream, young dream
Take it to the heights
Roll me over
Those cities of lights

Young thing, wild dreams
We’ll roll it to the sea
We won’t sop until we’ve
Been released

Move me, move me
Put it to the test
Rock me
I can’t get no rest

Move me, move me
‘Til I can’t sleep
Rock Me

Young thing, young thing
Take me to the heights (rock me)
Roll me over
Those cities of lights (rock me)

Young thing, wild dreams
We’ll roll it to the sea (rock me)
We won’t stop
Until we’ve been released (rock me)

Young thing, young thing
Is your world so flat (rock me)
Let’s drive out where the edge is
Drive it all back (rock me)

Young thing, wild dreams
When they lock you inside
Slip out the back (rock me)
Come on and move me