B i o g r a p h y
 (by Richard Skelly)

Vocalist Madeleine Peyroux can best be thought of as a Billie Holiday for the 1990s. Like Holiday, Peyroux was marketed as a jazz singer, when what she seems to do best is sing blues music. Though Peyroux may remind some listeners of Holiday, there are differences; she has her own sense of phrasing and interpretation. Her 1996 Atlantic Records debut, Dreamland, is a brilliant recording, as Peyroux's distinctive voice is not hindered by overly intricate arrangements. Most of the accompaniment on the record is light and sparse, the way it should be for a singer with such a unique voice. Her debut album features a cast of top players from the New York jazz scene, including pianist Cyrus Chestnut, drummer Leon Parker, guitarists Vernon Reid and Marc Ribot, and saxophonist/clarinetist James Carter.

Peyroux was born in Athens, Georgia, and raised between Southern California, Brooklyn, and Paris. She began singing at age 15, when she discovered the Latin Quarter in Paris and became enamored with several street musicians. By 1989, she was working with a group of musicians called the Riverboat Shufflers, and after working for a while as a hat passer for the group, she began singing with them. She then joined the Lost Wandering Blues and Jazz Band at age 16, spending the next couple of years touring Europe while holding college in abeyance. That group formed the basis for her first album, for they performed the songs of Fats Waller, Billie Holiday, early Ella Fitzgerald, and others.

Though Dreamland was by no means a straight-ahead jazz album, Peyroux and her producers take a thoroughly modern approach to blues tunes from the 1920s and '30s. She interprets songs like Fats Waller's "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter," Billie Holiday's "Gettin' Some Fun Out of Life," as well as tunes popularized by Bessie Smith, like "Reckless Blues" and "Lovesick Blues." But unlike Smith or Holiday, who weren't known as songwriters, Peyroux also recorded three of her own tunes on Dreamland, "Always a Use" (on which she accompanies herself on guitar), "Hey Sweet Man," and "Dreamland."

It took another eight years, however (the reasons for which were never very clear), for her follow-up, Careless Love, to hit shelves. This time working with producer Larry Klein on Rounder Records, Peyroux explored a more contemporary and eclectic mix of covers, including Elliott Smith's "Between the Bars," Bob Dylan's "You're Going to Make Me Lonesome," and older songs like Hank Williams' "Weary Blues." It was very well-received and made the 2006 release of Half the Perfect World, again a combination of covers and originals, highly anticipated. The record, which featured a duet with k.d. lang, included versions of songs by Serge Gainsbourg and Tom Waits, among others. Peyroux's third Rounder release was 2009's Bare Bones, her first to feature all original compositions by Peyroux (some shared with co-writers), was greeted with favorable reviews and was followed by an international tour. Peyroux took some time off, and emerged in 2011 with a download single that foreshadowed Standing on the Rooftop, her debut for the Decca imprint. The digital-only single offered a restrained yet elegant cover of the Beatles' "Martha My Dear," and the original "The Things I've Seen Today," co-written with violinist Jenny Scheinman. Standing on the Rooftop, released in June of 2011, was produced by Craig Street, and featured a core band of guitarists Marc Ribot and Chris Bruce, bassist Me'Shell Ndegeocello, and drummer Charlie Drayton. There were guest appearances by Patrick Warren and Allen Toussaint, among others. Peyroux wrote or co-wrote eight of the album's 12 songs; the covers included the aforementioned Beatles' tune, Bob Dylan's "I Threw It All Away," and Robert Johnson's "Love in Vain," as well as a the W.H. Auden poem "Lay Your Sleeping Head, My Love," set to music by Ribot. Peyroux's next album, The Blue Room, utilized the inspiration of Ray Charles' revolutionary Modern Sounds in Country & Western Music as a template. It revisited some tracks from that album but also employed more contemporary material. Featuring the singer backed by a stellar studio group and occasional strings, it was released by Decca in 2013.




Dreamland
- 1996-09-27 -

 

Walkin' After Midnight
Hey Sweet Man
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
(Getting Some) Fun Out Of Life
La Vie En Rose
Always A Use
A Prayer
Muddy Water
Was I
Dreamland
Reckless Blues
Lovesick Blues


Careless Love
- 2004-09-14 -

Dance Me To The End Of Love
Don't Wait Too Long
Don't Cry Baby
You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
Between The Bars
No More
Lonesome Road
J'ai Deux Amours
Weary Blues
I'll Look Around
Careless Love
This Is Heaven To Me


Got You on My mind
- 2004 - With William Galison

Back In Your Own Backyard
J'ai Deux Amours
Flambee Mantalbanese (Instrumental)
Got You On My Mind
Jealous Guy (Instrumental)
The Way You Look Tonight
Rag for Madi (Instrumental)
Playin' 
Shoulda Known
Heaven To Me
Heaven Help Us All

 


Half the perfect world
- 2006-09-12 -



I'm all right
The summer wind
Blue alert
Everybody's talkin'
River
A little bit
Once in a while
The heart of saturday night
Half the perfect world
La javanaise
California raining
Smile


Bare Bones
- 2009-03-10 -



Instead
Bare Bones
Damn The Circumstances
River Of Tears
You Can't Do Me
Love And Treachery
Our Lady Of Pigalle
Homeless Happiness
To Love You All Over Again
I Must Be Saved
Somethin' Grand


Standing On The Rooftop
- 2011-06-06 -



Martha, My Dear
The Kind You Can't Afford
Leaving Home Again
The Things I've Seen Today
Fickle Dove
Lay Your Sleeping Head, My Love
Standing On The Rooftop
I Threw It All Away
The Party Oughta Be Comin' Soon
Superhero
Love In Vain
Don't Pick A Fight With A Poet
Meet Me In Rio
Ophelia
The Way Of All Things


The Blue Room
- 2013-03-05 -



Take These Chains
Bye Bye Love
Changing All Those Changes
Born to Lose
Guilty
Bird On The Wire
I Cant Stop Loving You
Gentle On My Mind
You Don't Know Me
Desperadoes Under the Eaves
I Love You So Much It Hurts

Secular Hymns
- 2016-09-16 -



Got You on My Mind
Tango Till They’re Sore
The Highway Kind
Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky (From Now On)
If the Sea Was Whiskey
Hard Times Come Again No More
Hello Babe
More Time
Shout Sister Shout
Trampin

Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

Between The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea
Getting Some Fun Out Of Life
Give your mama one smile
He's got me goin'
I Hear Music
I'll Be Seeing You
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
I've got rhythm
I wish I could shimmy like my sister Kate
Keep Me In Your Heart
My Bucket's Got A Hole In It
Nobody Loves A Fat Girl
Riffin' The Scotch
Rock Island Line
Swing brother swing
The Reefer Song
(You're a Viper)


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Dreamland

Walkin' After Midnight

( Don Hecht and Alan Block )

I go out walkin'
After midnight
Out in the moonlight
Just like we used to do
I'm always walkin'
After midnight
Searching for you

I walk for miles
Along the highway
Well that's just my way
Of saying I love you
I'm always walkin'
After midnight
Searching for you

I stop to see a weeping willow
Cryin' on his pillow
Maybe he's cryin' for me
And as the skies turn gloomy
Night winds whisper to me
I'm lonesome as I can be

I go out walkin'
After midnight
Out in the moonlight
Just hopin' you may be
Somewhere a-walkin'
After midnight
Searching for me

I stop to see a weeping willow
Cryin' on his pillow
Maybe he's cryin' for me
And as the skies turn gloomy
Night winds whisper to me
I'm lonesome as I can be

I go out walkin'
After midnight
Out in the moonlight
Just hopin' you may be
Somewhere a-walkin'
After midnight
Searching for me

I stop to see a weeping willow
Cryin' on his pillow
Maybe he's cryin' for me
And as the skies turn gloomy
Night winds whisper to me
I'm lonesome as I can be

I go out walkin'
After midnight
Out in the moonlight
Just hopin' you may be
Somewhere a-walkin'
After midnight
Searching for me

Somewhere a-walkin'
After midnight
Searching for me

Somewhere a-walkin'
After midnight
Searching for me

Hey sweet man

( Madeleine Peyroux )

Hey sweet man
Who you give your lovin' to?
Hey sweet man
Who you give your lovin' to?
I gotta mind to love you
I'll love you through and through

Hey momma's child
Ain't you been waitin' for me?
Hey momma's child
Ain't you been waitin' for me?
I've gotta mind to love you
And my love won't leave you be

Hey sweet woman
I see you're searchin' too
Hey sweet woman
Ain't no man that love you
Hold on, pretty momma
Someday he'll be searchin' too

Well we need some lovin'
We need it oh-so-bad
We need some lovin'
We need it oh-so-bad

'Cause it's bad lovin', momma
It's the only thing we ever had

*** Thanx a lot to Emily for this one ***

I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself A Letter

( Joseph Young and Fred Ahlert )

I'm gonna sit right down and write myself a letter
And make believe it came from you
I'm gonna write words, oh, so sweet
They're gonna knock me off my feet
Kisses on the bottom
I'll be glad I've got 'em

I'm gonna smile and say "I hope you're feelin' better"
And sign "with love" the way you do
I'm gonna sit right down and write myself a letter
And make believe it came from you

I'm gonna sit right down and write myself a letter
And make believe it came from you
I'm gonna write words, oh, so sweet
They're gonna knock me off my feet
Kisses on the bottom
I'll be glad I've got 'em

I'm gonna smile and say "I hope you're feelin' better"
And sign "with love" the way you do
I'm gonna sit right down, write myself a letter
And make believe it came from you
And make believe it came from you 

(Getting Some) Fun Out of Life

( Billie Holiday )

When we want to love, we love
When we want to kiss, we kiss
With a little petting, we're getting
Some fun out of life

When we want to work, we work
When we wanna play, we play
In a happy setting, we're getting
Some fun out of life

Maybe we do the right things
Maybe we do the wrong
Spending each day
Wending our way along

But when we want to sing, we sing
When we want to dance, we dance
You can do your betting, we're getting
Some fun out of life

Maybe we do the right things
Maybe we do the wrong
Spending each day
Wending our way along

But when we want to sing, we sing
When we wanna dance, we dance
You can do your betting, we're getting
Some fun out of life

La vie en rose

( Louiguy & Edith Piaf )

Des yeux qui font baisser les miens
Un rire qui se perd sur sa bouche
Voilà le portrait sans retouche
De l'homme auquel j'appartiens

Quand il me prend dans ses bras
Il me parle tout bas
Je vois la vie en rose
Il me dit des mots d'amour
Des mots de tous les jours
Et ça me fait quelque chose

Il est entré dans mon coeur
Une part de bonheur
Dont je connais la cause
C'est lui pour moi
Moi pour lui dans la vie
Il me l'a dit, l'a juré
Pour la vie

Et dès que je l'aperçois
Alors je sens en moi
Mon coeur qui bat

Des nuits d'amour à plus finir
Un grand bonheur qui prend sa place
Des ennuis, des chagrins s'effacent
Heureux, heureux à en mourir

Quand il me prend dans ses bras
Il me parle tout bas
Je vois la vie en rose
Il me dit des mots d'amour
Des mots de tous les jours
Et ça me fait quelque chose

Il est entré dans mon coeur
Une part de bonheur
Dont je connais la cause
C'est lui pour moi
Moi pour toi dans la vie
Il me l'a dit, l'a juré
Pour la vie

Et bien quand je t'aperçois
Alors je sens en moi
Mon coeur qui bat

Always a use

( Madeleine Peyroux )

Maybe ain't no use in sayin' what I want it to be
Maybe ain't no use in playin' a tune
Maybe ain't no use in singin' my blues
But there's always a use in you and me

Maybe ain't no use in watchin' through the window
As the towns and our lives roll on by
Maybe it ain't worth all the trouble in thinkin'
But there's always use in you and I

We can make it true
We can work on it too
We can be what we want it to be
We can be together
As two or as three
‘cause there's always use in you and me

Maybe ain't no use in sayin' what I want it to be
Maybe ain't no use in playin' a tune
Maybe ain't no use in singin' my blues
But there's always a use in you and me

We can make it true
We can work on it too
We can be what we want it to be
We can be together
As two or as three
‘Cause there's always use in you and me

Maybe ain't no use in watchin' through the window
As the towns and our lives roll on by
Maybe it ain't worth all the trouble in thinkin'
But there's always use in you and I

*** Thanx a lot to Emily for this one ***

A prayer

( Euston Jones )

Lord
I must be strong now
I don't belong now
In this world anymore

I'll say a final prayer for
Those I care for
Who've kept my company

My need is clear
I'm dying to have you near
To me

Lord
I don't belong now
If you are waiting
I am not afraid to die

I'm prepared to go
Divide my body and soul
Won't you

Lord
I don't belong now
If you are waiting
I am not afraid to die

Have mercy
Lord, I'm told it's paradise
To have and to hold you

Lord
I must be strong now
I don't belong now
In this world anymore

Lord
I won't be long now
If you are waiting
I am not afraid to die

*** Thanx a lot to Emily for this one ***

Muddy Water

( Peter Derose, Harry Richman, Joe Trent )

Dixie moonlight, Swanee shore
Headed homebound just once more
To my Mississippi delta home

Southland got that grand garden spot
Although you believe or not
I hear those breeze a-whispering
"Come on back to me"

Muddy water 'round my feet
Muddy water in the street
No God don't shelter
Down on the delta

Muddy water in my shoes
Reeling and rocking to them lowdown blues
They live in ease and comfort down there
I do declare

Been away a year today
To wander and roam
I don't care it's muddy there
But this is my home

Got my toes turned Dixie way
'Round the delta let me lay
My heart cries out for muddy water

Been away a year today
To wander and roam
I don't care it's muddy there
But this is my home

Got my toes turned Dixie way
'Round the delta let me lay
My heart cries out for muddy water

Was I

( Chick Endor and Charlie Farrell )

Sweet young thing of sixteen
Thought I'd step out one night
I longed to get the thrilling life i've missed
I met a youth
A bit uncouth
Although he seemed alright
I knew him by the moment when we kissed

Then I got home, next day with a swollen head
My girlfriend asked if i'd had fun I said,
“was I drunk?
was he handsome?
Did momma give me hell?
Did I get a thrill?
Am I full of quiver?
Was he rough?
Did I care?
Am I glad I fell?
Every time I think of him do I shiver?
Was he hot?
And was I?
And would he stand for maybe?
He would not?
Did I lie?
Does he still think i'm a baby?
If I was, am I still?
Do I care?
Don't be silly
Was I drunk?
Was he handsome?
And did momma give me hell?

Was I drunk?
Was he handsome?
Did momma give me hell?
With his hands loose as no refusin'
Did he fight?
Was I blue?
Almost shamed to tell
And I don't know yet the system he was usin'

Well I said, stop, please, behave!
Well what's the use of breathin'?
He said, give
So I gave
After all, what was I savin'?
Am I glad?
Holy gee,
Have I had fun, you're askin' me?
Was I drunk?
Was he handsome?
And did momma give me hell?”

*** Thanx a lot to Emily for this one ***

Dreamland

( Madeleine Peyroux )

Dreamin'
Makin' my way
Dreamin'
Won't let me stay in your arms
In your warm
In your love

Sleepin'
Away the day
Hopin'
That we two could stay
All alone
On our own revelries

Let's make a pact for our lives
And our homelands
Built on the bricks that we bathed

In my dreamland
Home sweet dreamland
Always a dreamland
For the two of us,
Together,
We'll stay

Let's build a homeland together in the sand
We have forever right here at hand
In dreamland
Home sweet dreamland
Always a dreamland
For the two of us,
Together,
We'll stay

*** Thanx a lot to Emily for this one ***

Reckless Blues

( Bessie Smith & Jack Gee )

When I wasn't nothing but a child
When I wasn't nothing but a child
All you men tried to drive me wild

Now I'm, now I'm growing old
Now, now I'm growing old
And I've got what it takes to get all of you men told

My mama says I'm reckless, my daddy says I'm wild
My mama says I'm reckless, my daddy says I'm wild
I ain't good looking but I'm somebody's angel child

Daddy, mama wants some loving
Daddy, mama need some hugging
Darn it pretty papa
Mama wants some lovin' I vow
Darn pretty papa
Mama wants some lovin' right now

Lovesick blues

( Bessie Smith, Irving Mills & Cliff friend )

I've got a lovesick tale to tell to you
Though it ain't no fail of mine
It's about a gal named sue
And a boy named lou
They were fightin' all the time
Sue came home one afternoon
And found an empty dining room

Without a word
A turtledove had flown
Sue began to moan
“My sweetie went away
But he didn't say where
He didn't say when
He didn't say why
Without biddin' me goodbye
Oh I'm blue as I can be

I know he loves another one
But he didn't say who
He didn't say when
He didn't say what
His momma has got
That took my sweetie from me

I'm like a little lost sheep
And I can't sleep
But I keep tryin' to forget
My travelin' poppa, he left his momma all alone
I groan

My sweetie went away but he didn't say where
He didn't say when
He didn't say why
I know I'll die
Why don't he hurry on home?”

*** Thanx a lot to Emily for this one ***

Careless Love

Dance Me To The End Of Love

( Leonard Cohen )

Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic 'til I'm gathered safely in
Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove

Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

Let me see your beauty when the witnesses are gone
Let me feel you moving like they do in Babylon
Show me slowly what I only know the limits of

Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

Dance me to the wedding now, dance me on and on
Dance me very tenderly and dance me very long
We're both of us beneath our love, we're both of us above

Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

Dance me to the children who are asking to be born
Dance me through the curtains that our kisses have outworn
Raise a tent of shelter now, though every thread is torn

Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic till I'm gathered safely in
Touch me with your naked hand or touch me with your glove

Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

Don't wait too long

You can cry a million tears
You can wait a million years
If you think that time will change your ways
Don´t wait too long

When your morning turns to night
Who´ll be loving you by candlelight
If you think that time will change your ways
Don´t wait too long

Maybe I got a lot to learn
Time can slip away
Sometimes you got to lose it all
Before you find your way

Take a chance, play your part
Make romance, it might break your heart
But if you think that time will change your ways
Don´t wait too long

It may rain, it may shine
Love will age like fine red wine
But if you think that time will change your ways
Don´t wait too long

Maybe you and I got a lot to learn
Don´t waste another day
Maybe you got to lose it all
Before you find your way

Take a chance, play your part
Make romance, it might break your heart
But if you think that time will change your ways
Don´t wait too long
Don't wait
Hmm... Don't wait

*** Thanx a lot to KlausMaura for this one ***

Don't cry baby

( Bessie Smith )

Honey please don't cry
Listen to me
There's no reason why
We shouldn't agree

If i hurt your feeling
I apologize
You're the only one
That I idealize
Don't cry baby
Don't cry baby
Dry your eyes
Let be sweetheart again

You know I didn't mean to
Make you feel blue
Honest I never do it again

Won't you forgive
Won't you forget
Do as I ask you too
I never let you regret
If you just start a new
You know I'm sorry
Oh so sorry
Just don't cry baby
There's no one but you

Won't you forgive
Won't you forget
Do as I ask you too
I never let you regret
Just start a new
You know I'm sorry
Oh so sorry
Don't cry baby
There's no one but you

Don't cry baby
There's no one but you

You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go

( Bob Dylan )

I've seen love go by my door
It's never been this close before
Never been so easy or so slow
Been shooting in the dark too long
When something's not right it's wrong
You're gonna make me lonesome when you go

Dragon clouds so high above
I've only known careless love,
It's always hit me from below.
This time around it's more correct
Right on target, so direct,
You're gonna make me lonesome when you go

Purple clover, Queen Anne lace,
Crimson hair across your face,
You could make me cry if you don't know.
Can't remember what I was thinkin' of
You might be spoilin' me too much, love,
You're gonna make me lonesome when you go

Flowers on the hillside, bloomin' crazy,
Crickets talkin' back and forth in rhyme,
Blue river runnin' slow and lazy,
I could stay with you forever
And never realize the time.

Situations have ended sad,
Relationships have all been bad.
Mine've been like Verlaine's and Rimbaud.
But there's no way I can compare
All those scenes to this affair,
You're gonna make me lonesome when you go

You're gonna make me wonder what I'm doing,
Staying far behind without you.
You're gonna make me wonder what I'm saying,
You're gonna make me give myself a good talking to.

I'll look for you in old Honolulu,
San Francisco and Ashtabula,
You're gonna have to leave me now, I know.
But I'll see you in the sky above,
In the tall grass, in the ones I love,
You're gonna make me lonesome when you go.

Between the Bars

( Elliott Smith )

Drink up, baby
Stay up all night
Things you could do
You won't but you might

The potential you'll be
You'll never see
Promises you'll only make
Drink up with me now
And forget all about
Pressure of days
Do what I say
And I'll make you okay
And drive them away
Images stuck in your head

People you've been before
That you don't want around anymore
That push and shove and won't bend to your will
I'll keep them still

Drink up, baby
Look at the stars.
And I'll kiss you again
Between the bars
Where i'm seeing you there
With your hands in the air
Waiting to finally be caught

Drink up one more time
And I'll make you mine
And keep you apart
Deep in my heart
Separate from the rest
Where I like you the best
Keep the things you forgot

The people you've been before
That you don't want around anymore
That push and shove and won't bend to your will
I'll keep them still

No more

( Billie Holiday )

You ain't gonna bother me
No more
Nohow
Love just goes so far
No more
Woke up this morining and found
I didn't care for you
No more
Not now

Never felt so good before
You're down to my size
It's over and done
So honey, step down from your throne
That look in your eyes
Don't bother me none
Can take you or leave you alone

From my window
Skys ain't grey
No more
Not now
Here's the day
That I've been waiting for
Got only one heart
One heart with no spares
Must save it for loving
Somebody who cares
So you ain't gonna bother me
No more, no more

Got only one heart
One heart with no spares
Must save it for loving
Somebody who cares
So you ain't gonna bother me
No more, no more

Lonesome Road

( Frank Sinatra )

Look down, look down
That lonesome road
Before you travel on

Look up, look up
And seek your maker
Before Gabriel blows his horn

I'm weary of toting, such a heavy load
Trudging down, that lonesome road

Look down, look down
That lonesome road
Before you travel on

I'm weary of toting, such a heavy load
Trudging down, that lonesome road

Look down, look down
That lonesome road
Before you travel on
Before you travel on

J'ai deux amours

( Joséphine Baker )

On dit qu'au delà des mers
Là-bas sous le ciel clair
Il existe une cité
Au séjour enchanté
Et sous les grands arbres noirs
Chaque soir
Vers elle s'en va tout mon espoir

J'ai deux amours
Mon pays et Paris
Par eux toujours
Mon cœur est ravi
Manhattan est belle
Mais à quoi bon le nier
Ce qui m'ensorcelle
C'est Paris, c'est Paris tout entier

Le voir un jour
C'est mon rêve joli
J'ai deux amours
Mon pays et Paris


Manhattan est belle
Mais à quoi bon le nier
Ce qui m'ensorcelle
C'est Paris, c'est Paris tout entier

Le voir un jour
C'est mon rêve joli
J'ai deux amours
Mon pays et Paris

Weary blues

( Hank Williams Sr )

Weary blues from waitin'
Lord, I've been waitin' so long
These blues have got me cryin'
Oh, sweet daddy please come home

The snow falls 'round my window
But it can't chill my heart
God knows it died the day you left
My dream world fell apart.

Weary blues from waitin'
Lord, I've been waitin' so long
These blues have got me cryin'
Oh, sweet daddy please come home
Oh, sweet daddy please come home

Through tears I watch young lovers
As they go strollin' by
And all the things that might have been
God forgive me if I cry

Weary blues from waitin'
Lord, I've been waitin' so long
These blues have got me cryin'
Oh, sweet daddy please come home
Oh, sweet daddy please come home

I'll Look Around

( Billie Holiday )

I'll look around
Until I've found someone
Who laughs like you

I know somewhere
Spring must fill the air
With sweetness just as rare
As the flower
That you gave me to wear

I look around
And when I've found someone
Who laughs like you
I'll know this love
I'm dreaming of
Won't be the old love
I always knew

I know somewhere
Love must fill the air
With sweetness just as rare
As the flower
That you gave me to wear

I look around
And when I've found someone
Who laughs like you
I'll know this love
I'm dreaming of
Won't be the old love
I always knew

Careless Love

( Bessie Smith )

Love, oh love, oh careless love,
You've fly though my head like wine
You've wrecked the life
Of many a poor girl
And you nearly spoiled this life of mine

Love, oh love, oh careless love,
In your clutches of desire
You've made me break a many true vow
Then you set my very soul on fire

Love, oh love, oh careless love,
All my happiness bereft
Cause you've filled my heart with weary old blues
Now I'm walkin' talkin' to myself

Love, oh love, oh careless love,
Trusted you now it's too late
You've made me throw my old friend down
That's why I sing this song of hate

Love, oh love, oh careless love,
Night and day I weep and moan
You brought the wrong man into this life of mine
For mysins till judgement I'll atone

This is heaven to me

( Billie Holiday )

When I hear them say
There's better living
Let them go their way
To that new living
I won't ever stray
'Cause this is heaven to me

Long as freedom grows
I want to seek it
If it's yes or no
It's me who'll speak it
'Cause the lord, He knows
That this is heaven to me

If you've got your hands
And got your feet
To sing your song
All through the street
You raise your head
When night is done
Shout your thanks up to the sun

So when I hear them say
There's better living
Let them go their way
To that new living
I won't ever stray
'Cause this is heaven to me
'Cause this is heaven to me

Got You on My mind

Back in your own backyard

( Billie Holiday )

That bird with feathers of blue
Is waiting for you
Back in your own backyard

You'll see your castles in Spain
Through your window pane
Back in your own backyard

Oh you can go to the East
Go to the West
Someday you'll come
Weary at heart
Back where you started from

You'll find your happiness lies
Right under your eyes
Back in your own backyard

That bird with feathers of blue
Is waiting for you
Back in your own backyard

You'll see your castles in Spain
Through your window pane
Back in your own backyard

You can go to the East
Go to the West
Someday you'll come
Weary at heart
Back where you started from

You'll find your happiness lies
Right under your eyes
Back in your own
Back in your own
Back in your own backyard

J'ai deux amours

( Joséphine Baker )

On dit qu'au delà des mers
Là-bas sous le ciel clair
Il existe une cité
Au séjour enchanté
Et sous les grands arbres noirs
Chaque soir
Vers elle s'en va tout mon espoir

J'ai deux amours
Mon pays et Paris
Par eux toujours
Mon cœur est ravi
Manhattan est belle
Mais à quoi bon le nier
Ce qui m'ensorcelle
C'est Paris
C'est Paris tout entier

Le voir un jour
C'est mon rêve joli
J'ai deux amours
Mon pays et Paris

Manhattan est belle
Mais à quoi bon le nier
Ce qui m'ensorcelle
C'est Paris, c'est Paris tout entier

Le voir un jour
C'est mon rêve joli
J'ai deux amours
Mon pays et Paris

Got you on my mind

( Joe Thomas & Howard Biggs )

I've got you on my mind
I'm feeling kind of sad and low
Got you on my mind
Feeling kind of sad and low

I'm wondering where you are
Wondering why you had to go

Tears begin to fall
Every time I hear your name
Tears begin to fall
Every time I hear your name

But since you went away
Nothing seems to be the same

No matter how I try
My heart keeps telling me that I
Can't forget you
If ever it should be
That you want to come back to me
I'm gonna let you

I've got you on my mind
I'm feeling kind of sad and low
Got you on my mind
Feeling kind of sad and low

I'm wondering where you are
Wondering why you had to go

No matter how I try
My heart keeps telling me that I
Can't forget you
If ever it should be
That you want to come back to me
I'm gonna let you

I've got you on my mind
I'm feeling kind of sad and low
Got you on my mind
Feeling kind of sad and low

I'm wondering where you are
Wondering why you had to go

I'm wondering where you are
Wondering why you had to go

Jealous Guy

( John Lennon )

I was dreaming of the past
And my heart was beating fast
I began to lose control
I began to lose control
I didn't mean to hurt you
I'm sorry that I made you cry
Oh no, I didn't want to hurt you
I'm just a jealous guy

I was feeling insecure
You might not love me anymore
I was shivering inside
I was shivering inside

I didn't mean to hurt you
I'm sorry that I made you cry
Oh no, I didn't want to hurt you
I'm just a jealous guy

I didn't mean to hurt you
I'm sorry that I made you cry
Oh no, I didn't want to hurt you
I'm just a jealous guy

I was trying to catch your eyes
Thought that you was trying to hide
I was swallowing my pain
I was swallowing my pain

I didn't mean to hurt you
I'm sorry that I made you cry
Oh no, I didn't want to hurt you
I'm just a jealous guy, watch out
I'm just a jealous guy, look out babe
I'm just a jealous guy

The Way You Look Tonight

( Jerome Kerns )

Some day
When I'm awfully low
When the world is cold
I will feel a glow
Just thinking of you
And the way you look tonight

Lovely
With your smile so warm
And your cheeks so soft
There is nothing for me but to love you
Just the way you look tonight

With each word your tenderness grows
Tearing my fear apart
And that laugh that wrinkles your nose
It touches my foolish heart

You're lovely
Don't you ever change
Keep that breathless charm
Won't you please arrange it
'Cause I love you
Just the way you look tonight

With each word your tenderness grows
Tearing my fear apart
And that laugh that wrinkles your nose
It touches my foolish heart

You're lovely
Never, ever change
Keep that breathless charm
Won't you please arrange it
'Cause I love you
Just the way you look tonight
Tonight
Just the way you look tonight

Playin'

(Galison/Peyroux)

Playin'
Stuck on the corner of the afternoon
I hear the sound
Some heart-aching
Oh just the same old tune
Playin'
Playin'
Autumn falling in my old chapel
I've got a mind to get the whole world shaking
Every little place I go

Tell you the story of the angels in the streets singing
There ain't no glory but the blues
And you'd lie in the rain
And all because you know you ain't got nothing to lose

Just playin, playin'
I know my life may be just a song
And I'll survive when the world's overtaken
Cause I love to play along

Tell you story of the angels in the streets
Singing there ain't no glory but the blues
And you'd lie in the rain
And all because you know you ain't got nothing to lose

Just playin, playin'
Maybe my life is just a song
I know I'll survive when the world's overtaken
Cause I love to play along
Yes I know I'll survive when the world's overtaken
Because I love to play along

Shoulda known

William Galison :

One hot night in the middle of June
In a Lousiana Bayou by the light of the moon
By the bank of a river, on an old dead log
Sat a shiny black scorpion and a big green frog

Now the water was deep and the river was wide
And the Scorpion had commitments on the opposite side
She said Hey Mr Froggy I'd be mighty obliged
If I could hop on your back and you could give me a ride

Shoulda known
Shoulda known
Well my friends oh, see me crying
And all they can say is shoulda known

Well the frog said I'd love to but there's just one thing
You got a bad reputation for a terrible sting
If I take you cross the River like you're askin me to
How do I know you won't sting me when the journey is through

The scorpion said “Man don't believe the hype Don't you fall for that tired old stereotype”
"If you do me this favor and deliver me there
I will tell you a little secret only scorpions share"

Shoulda known
Shoulda known
Well my friends oh see me crying
And all they can say is
Shoulda known

So our friends started out across the perilous flood
And the scorpion weighed more than the frog thought she would
But the froggy was strong and he knew he'd prevail
Til he felt the deadly point of that scorpions tail

So the water swept over the unfortunate pair
And the froggy cried out with the last of his air
He said “Why did you do it?, now you're goin' down too!”
Said the Scorpion “it's my nature, that's what scorpions do”

You shoulda known
You shoulda known
Well my friends oh see me crying
And all they can say is
You shoulda known, alright !

Well I met her downtown in a bleecker street bar
Serenading some drunks for the tips in a jar
Well I knew her reputation from the old grapevine
But she sounded so sweet and she looked so fine

Well she shot me a smile and she bought me a beer
And she told the saddest story that you ever will hear
My judgement dissolved in a bottle wine
I was reading her lips and she was reading my mind

Shoulda known
I shoulda known
Well my friends oh see me crying
And all they can say is
Shoulda known

If the end of the story isn't perfectly plain
Know that Happy ever after ain't the final refrain
But my time's getting short and the story is long
But suffice it to say, you find me singin this song

Shoulda known
I shoulda known
Well my friends oh see me crying
And all they can say is
Shoulda known

Well my friends oh see me crying
And all they can say is
Shoulda known

Heaven to me

( Billie Holiday )

When I hear them say
There's better living
Let them go their way
To that new living
I won't ever stray
'Cause this is heaven to me

Long as freedom grows
I want to seek it
If it's yes or no
It's me who'll speak it
'Cause the lord, He knows
That this is heaven to me

If you've got your hands
And got your feet
To sing your song
All through the street
You raise your head
When night is done
Shout your thanks up to the sun

So when I hear them say
There's better living
Let them go their way
To that new living
I won't ever stray
'Cause this is heaven to me
'Cause this is heaven to me

Heaven Help Us All

( Ron Miller )

Heaven help the child who never had a home
Heaven help the girl who walks the street alone
Heaven help the roses when the bombs begin to fall
Heaven help us all

Heaven help the poor man if he struggles one more day
Heaven help the rich man if he turns his back away
Heaven help the man who kicks the man who's got to crawl
Heaven help us all

Heaven help us all
Heaven help us all
Help us all, Lord
Hear our call when we call
Heaven help us all

Heaven help the boy who won't reach twenty-one
And heaven help the man who gave that boy a gun
Heaven help the people with their backs against the wall
Heaven help us all

Heaven help the innocents who's final hour it is
Heaven help the angry men who take their lives with his
Help the true believers who believes in ours at all
Heaven help us all

Heaven help us all
Heaven help us all
Heaven help us Lord
Hear our call when we call
Heaven help us all

Now I lay me down in a troubled world asleep
And I pray, pray the Lord my soul to keep
Keep hatred from the mighty,
And the mighty from the small
Heaven help us all

Heaven help us all
Heaven help us all
Heaven help us Lord
Hear our call when we call
Heaven help us all

Half the perfect world

I'm all right

He made me laugh
He made me cry
He smoked his doggies in bed
But I'm all right
I'm all right
I've been lonely before

I asked the boy for a few kind words
He gave me a novel instead
But I'm all right
I'm all right
I've been lonely before

It's fine, it's okay
It was wrong either way
I just wanted to say
There isn't much fun when you're drinking wine

He got drunk, he fell down
He threw a few of my things around
But I'm all right
I'm all right
I've been lonely before

I'd like to believe that it's easy to leave
But I have to conceive that wherever you are
You're still driving my car
Sticks and stones will break my bones
But tears don't leave any scars
So I'm all alright, I'm all alright
I've been lonely before

Hmm I'm all alright
I'm all alright, I'm all alright
Ah, ah, yeah
He played solitaire in bed
Used to blow bubbles in bed
He sang Christmas songs in bed

The summer wind

( Grethe Ingmann / Lyrics by Hans Bradtke )

The summer wind
Came blowing in
From across the sea
It lingered there
So warm and fair
To walk with me
All summer long
We sang a song
And strolled on golden sand
Two sweethearts
And the summer wind

Like painted kites
Those days and nights
Went flyin by
The world was new
Beneath a blue
Umbrella sky
Then softer than
A piper man
One day it called to you
And I lost you
To the summer wind

The autumn wind
And the winter wind
Have come and gone
And still the days
Those lonely days
Go on and on
And guess who sighs her lullabies
Through nights that never end
My fickle friend
The summer wind
The summer wind

Blue Alert

( Leonard Cohen )

There's perfume burning in the air
Bits of beauty everywhere
Shrapnel flying, soldier hit the dirt

She comes so close
You feel her then
She tells you No and No again
Your lip is cut on the edge of her pleated skirt
Blue Alert

Visions of her drawing near
Arise, abide, and disappear
You try to slow it down
It doesn't work

It's just another night I guess
All tangled up in nakedness
You even touch yourself
You're such a flirt
Blue Alert

You know how nights like this begin
The kind of knot your heart gets in
Any way you turn is going to hurt

There's perfume burning in the air
Bits of beauty everywhere
Shrapnel flying, soldier hit the dirt
Blue Alert

She breaks the rules so you can see
She's wilder than you'll ever be
You talk religion but she won't convert

Her body's twenty stories high
You try to look away, you try
But all you want to do is get there first
Blue Alert

You know how nights like this begin
The kind of knot your heart gets in
Any way you turn is going to hurt

There's perfume burning in the air
Bits of beauty everywhere
Shrapnel flying, soldier hit the dirt
Blue Alert
Blue Alert...

Everybody's Talkin'

( Fred Neil )

Everybody's talkin' at me
I don't hear a word they're sayin'
Only the echoes of my mind

People stopping, staring
I can't see their faces
Only the shadows of their eyes

I'm going where the sun keeps shining
Through the pouring rain
Going where the weather suits my clothes
Backing off the north east wind
Sailing on a summer breeze
And skipping over the ocean like a stone

Everybody's talking at me
I don't hear a word they're saying
Only the echoes of my mind

People stopping, staring
I can't see their faces
Only the shadows of their eyes

I'm going where the sun keeps shining
Through the pouring rain
Going where the weather suits my clothes
Backing off the north east wind
Sailing on a summer breeze
And skipping over the ocean like a stone

No I won't let you leave my love behind
No I won't let you leave my love behind

River

( Joni Mitchell )

It's coming on Christmas
They're cutting down trees
They're putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace
I wish I had a river
I could skate away on
But it don't snow here
It stays pretty green
I'm going to make a lot of money
Then I'm going to quit this crazy scene
I wish I had a river
I could skate away on
I wish I had a river so long
I would teach my feet to fly

I wish I had a river
I could skate away on
I made my baby cry
He tried hard to help me
You know, he put me at ease
And he loved me so naughty
Made me weak in the knees
I wish I had a river
I could skate away on
I'm so hard to handle
I'm selfish and I'm sad
Now I've gone and lost the best baby
That I ever had
Oh I wish I had a river
I could skate away on
I wish I had a river so long
I would teach my feet to fly

Oh I wish I had a river
I could skate away on
I made my baby say goodbye

It's coming on Christmas
They're cutting down trees
They're putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace
I wish I had a river
I could skate away on

A Little Bit

You got a lot of tenderness
And so much love, you can get no rest
If you‘re willing to waste a little time

I don't wanna all of it
All I need is a little bit

You got a lot of money saved
No use taking it all to your grave
Ain't worth nothing
If you ain't feelin' fine

I don't wanna all of it
All I need is a little bit

You know daddy gave you everything on a silver platter
But the one thing he never gave you
Was the one thing that really matters

So if you feel unsatisfied
Something missing deep down inside
You had so many lovers
But you never really tried

I don't wanna all of it
All I need is a little bit

Telling you not getting dark
It's getting late
Now ain't we all need someone
To sit down and set us free

You got gold to give and time to pray
You think living right is living your way
But there's heaven down here, baby
We can find it if we try

I don't wanna all of it
All I need is a little bit
I don't wanna all of it
All I need is a little bit

Once in a While

From bad luck
I'm walking away
I'm not getting stuck
I'm not gonna stay
To good things
I'm moving ahead
I'm tired of dying
I'm living instead

Once in a while I'll wake up
Wondering why we gave up
But once in a while
Comes and it fades away

The sun's up and lighting the sky
I never could see it
It just passed me by
Good things keep moving along
I'm not looking backward
For something that's gone

Once in a while I'll wake up
Wondering why we gave up
But once and a while
Comes and fades away

I don't know what love is
I'm selfish and lazy
And when I get scared
I can act like I'm crazy

When I think of your kisses
I'm still gonna smile
I'm still gonna miss you
Once in a while
Once in a while

Once in a while I'll wake up
Wondering why we gave up
But once in a while
Comes and it fades away

Good things keep moving ahead
I'm tired of dying
I'm living instead

(Looking For) The Heart of Saturday Night

( Tom Waits )

Well you gassed her up
Behind the wheel
With your arm around your sweet one
In your Oldsmobile
Barrelin' down the boulevard
You're looking for the heart of Saturday night

And you got paid on Friday
And your pockets are jingling
And you see the lights
You get all tinglin' cause you're cruising with a six
You're looking for the heart of Saturday night

Then you comb your hair
Shave your face
Trying to wipe out every trace
All the other days
In the week you know that this'll be the Saturday
You're reachin' your peak

Stopping on the red
You're going on the green
Tonight'll be like nothing
You've ever seen
You're barreling down the boulevard
Looking for the heart of Saturday night

Tell me is the crack of the poolballs, neon buzzin
Telephone's ringing; it's your second cousin
Is it the barmaid that's smiling from the corner of her eye
Magic of the melancholy tear in your eye

Makes it kind of quiver down in the core
You're dreaming of them Saturdays that came before
Now you're stumbling
You're stumbling onto the heart of Saturday night
Now you're stumbling
You're stumbling onto the heart of Saturday night

Half The Perfect World

Every night he'd come to me
I'd cook for him, I'd pour his tea
I was in my thirties then
Had made some money
Lived with men

We'd lay us down to give and get
Beneath the white mosquito net
And since no counting had begun
We lived a thousand years in one

The candles burned
The moon went down
The polished hill
The milky town
Transparent, weightless, luminous
Uncovering the two of us
On that fundamental ground
Where love's unwilled, unleashed, unbound
And half the perfect world is found

The candles burned
The moon went down
The polished hill
The milky town
Transparent, weightless, luminous
Uncovering the two of us
On that fundamental ground
Where love's unwilled, unleashed, unbound
And half the perfect world is found

La javanaise

( Serge Gainsbourg )

J'avoue j'en ai bavé pas vous mon amour
Avant d'avoir eu vent de vous mon amour
Ne vous déplaise
En dansant la Javanaise
Nous nous aimions
Le temps d'une chanson

À votre avis qu'avons-nous vu de l'amour
De vous à moi vous m'avez eu mon amour
Ne vous déplaise
En dansant la Javanaise
Nous nous aimions
Le temps d'une chanson

Hélas avril en vain me voue à l'amour
J'avais envie de voir en vous cet amour
Ne vous déplaise
En dansant la Javanaise
Nous nous aimions
Le temps d'une chanson

La vie ne vaut d'être vécue sans amour
Mais c'est vous qui l'avez voulu mon amour
Ne vous déplaise
En dansant la Javanaise
Nous nous aimions
Le temps d'une chanson

California raining

California rain is falling
I can hear the summer calling
Far away, far away
A song that's fading

Put me on a plane tomorrow
I'll try to run from all my sorrow
Far away, far away
From endless waiting

It's so cold here without my sun
I'm so sad here, far away from everyone
What a fool to be ambitious
Moving here with all of my wishes
Far away, far away
From where my heart is

Shut the phone off and pack my bags
No more boys who boast and brag
far away, far away
Where I belong

I'm so sorry for some things I've done
I'll be lonely till I can see my only one
California rain keeps falling
I can hear my old love calling
Far away, far away
Where I started

I'm going back, back where I belong
Gonna catch a train
I gotta get back where I belong
Get back...

Smile

( Alfred Newman )

Smile though your heart is aching
Smile even though its breaking
When there are clouds in the sky, you'll get by
If you smile through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You'll see the sun come shining through for you

Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear may be ever so near
That's the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what's the use of crying
You'll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile

Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear may be ever so near
That's the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what's the use of crying
You'll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile

That's the time you must keep on trying
Smile, whats the use of crying
Youll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile

Bare Bones

Instead

Instead of feelin' bad, be glad you've got somewhere to go
Instead of feelin' sad, be happy you're not all alone
Instead of feelin' low, get high on everything that you love
Instead of wastin' time, feel good 'bout what you're dreamin' of.

Instead of tryin' to win something you never understood
Just play the game you know, eventually you'll love her good
It's silly to pretend that you have something you don't own
Just let her be your woman and you'll be her man…

Instead of feelin' broke, buck up and get yourself in the black
Instead of losin' hope, touch up the things that feel out of whack
Instead of bein' old, be young because you know you are
Instead of feelin' cold, let sunshine into your heart.

Instead of acting crazy chasin' things that make you mad
Keep your heart ahead, it'll lead you back to what you have
With every step you're closer to the place you need to be
It's up to you to let her love you sweetly…

Instead of feelin' bad be glad you've got someone to love
Instead of feelin' sad, be happy there's a god above
Instead of feelin' low, remember you're never on your own
Instead of feelin sad, be happy that she's there at home
She's waitin' for you by the phone
So be glad that she is all your own!

Get happy
She's waitin' for you by the telephone.
So get back home!

Bare Bones

I remember what my daddy taught me 'bout how warm whiskey is in a cold ditch
And one more thing about good and evil: you can't tell which is which
Well if the rest is lost to history or maybe wasted on a fool like me
I got these bare bones, he left me something after all.

Old Hamlet's done now, dead and gone and there's no ghost walks
Poor Yorick tells ya everything he knows with no tongue to talk
It seems the truth is hidden where the sun don't shine
And I'm never certain if it's theirs or mine
But it's the bare bones, they give you that much after all.

They preached the gospel down in Metairie
They preached it in school
It never made much sense to me
Wonder if it was supposed to

You go on down to millionaire's row, watch a while, and tell me what you see
The truth itself is nothing but a gamble, it might or might not set you free
I guess my old man was hard to read
And I don't really know what I believe
But in these bare bones, there's somethin' lovely after all.

Damn the Circumstances

My heart is like a hand-me-down made soft by older brothers
My body's like my father's house, the sin of generations

Damn the circumstances
Life is hard enough
Damn the bones that rattle
Faith is good enough

You shook the ground beneath my feet, my hopes turned into water
The house came crashing down on me in the early morning hours

Damn the circumstances
Life is hard enough
Damn the bones that rattle
Faith is good enough

Now the lines are drawn and we sleep in the rags and dust
Where all good will has gone and the dreams we had went bust

Damn the circumstances
Life is hard enough
Damn the bones that rattle
Faith is good enough

River of Tears

Stop all this talk, turn off the telephone
Open up another bottle, send those people home
Let it get real quiet, turn that lamp way down low
I'm gonna float down this river of tears

I remember how we spoke on the days he was dry
Even now that he's gone he can make a woman cry
But he saw through me deaf dumb and blind
He knew his way down this river of tears

“Dashed hopes and best intentions” people say
He could sit and drink the way a monk could pray
So grab that silver flask, pour yourself another glass and
Watch me rage down this river of tears

Turn out the stars now, darken every one
Watch the clouds cover that big yellow moon
Close the blinds, mute the sun
There's nowhere left to run

Picked up that old decanter that he used to drink from
Turned on his stereo just to hear it hum
Daddy I'm gonna wrap myself in blankets and listen to you sing
And I'm gonna float down this river of tears

You Can't Do Me

You can't do me, you can't do me, you can't do me the way you did before
You can't do me, you can't do me, you can't do me the way you did before
'Cause when you do, and when you do, 'cause when you do, you know I get so blue!
When you do, and when you do, 'cause when you do, you know I get so blue and I go
Down like a deep sea diver, out like a Coltrane tenor-man,
Lost like a Chinese war baby, gone, gone, gone!
Blewed like a Mississippi sharecropper, screwed like a high-school cheerleader,
Tattooed like a popeyed sailorman, gone, gone, gone!

I should have been, I should have been, I should have been a pair of ragged claws.
I should have been, I should have been, I should have been a pair of ragged claws.
And for a while, for just a while, for a good long while you'd see me smile, smile, smile
I'd crawl the seas on my bony knees, no apologies for my brave new style. I wouldn't go
Bust like an internet millionaire, boom like a Lebanese belly-dancer,
Bang like a new year's firecracker, gone, gone, gone! I wouldn't get
Bent like a rattan rockin' chair, blanked like a last place also ran,
Burned like an Arkansas griddlecake, gone, gone, gone!

I should have been, I should have been, I should have been a pair of ragged claws.
And if I was, if I was, if I was then I'd complain no more.
And for a while, for just a while, for a good long while you'd see me smile, smile, smile.
I'd crawl the seas, on my bony knees, no apologies for my brave new style.
I wouldn't get

Wrecked like a rebel on a racetrack, jacked like a '51 Cadillac,
Macked like a bunny in a mansion, gone, gone, gone!
Spitooned like an Alabama 'backy wad, harpooned in a Melville sailor yard,
Cartooned like a Charlie Brown Christmas card, gone, gone, gone!

Schooled like a milk money bully whip, sued like a teenage downloader,
Unglued like a bull in a china shop, gone, gone, gone!
Cranked like a speed freak high-roller, yanked like a little league ball swatter,
Spanked like a fly on a bar counter, gone, gone, gone!

Duked like a pistol whipped card swapper, rebuked like a Bible Belt border crosser
Juked like a payola chart topper, gone, gone, gone!

Love and Treachery

I put on my gloves tonight, pull onto the road to San Berdu
They remind me of hustlers, confidence men, and you
My hands are warm beneath them, and easy on the wheel
Without your love and treachery the calm is all I feel

I shiver in the mirror, pull my belt across my hips
The leather's hard in bending as your fingers to my lips
I wrap it tightly in defense as if your arms were near
But for your love and treachery there's nothing left to fear

I'll take a glass of wine and recall the words you spoke
From the bottom of your cup, covered in spit and smoke
But in your voice I'll hear my own and recognize the crime
That all your love and treachery has ended up as mine

I see you in the rearview with just a passing glance
How your eyes shine, as if through mine, you'd see and understand
As if we'd played each other but never knew the score
And all was love and treachery but isn't anymore
That all was love and treachery but isn't anymore.

Our Lady of Pigalle

Can I buy you something, can I stroke your hair,
Can I hold your hand and take you somewhere?
You're a young nobody, you're a perfect soul,
You're an empty altar that can make me whole.
Can I take you somewhere, can I wipe your tears,
Can I fill your pockets or befriend you here?
You're the final offer for the men who call,
My highest hiding place, our lady of Pigalle.

Will you be ascending in this midnight heat
On a flying buttress with stony feet?
In the revolutions we tear down your walls and then
Redeem you, reclaim you, our lady of Pigalle.

You're a young nobody, I'm a passing glance
In the mad injustice of eternal romance;
Beloved, broken into and caressed,
You will bridge the waters and I'll give you rest.
In the early hours when the streetlights fade,
For my inquisition and my last crusade,
You'll be savior, a reason for it all
And I'll be blessed and favored, our lady of Pigalle.

Will you be ascending in this midnight heat
On a flying buttress with stony feet?
In the revolutions we tear down your walls and then
Redeem you, reclaim you, our Lady of Pigalle.

Up to the places of your heart where souls wrestle angels in the dark
Ten thousand years the scent of life bottled up in you child,
You're driving men wild!

Can I buy you something, can I wash your feet,
Can I read you poems of my thirsty retreat?
I'm a young nobody, I'm a perfect soul,
I can take you in, I can make you whole.

Will you be ascending in this midnight heat
On a flying buttress with stony feet?
In the revolutions we tear down your walls, and then
Redeem you, reclaim you, our Lady of Pigalle.

Homeless Happiness

I sit here content my thoughts and my feelings
Remembering who I used to be
The life I have now is much more appealing
No hurries no worries for me

A bench by the shore a coat for my pillow
A future with no guarantee
The world was a rat race and I had my fill oh
No hurries no worries for me

Homeless Happiness
My castle's the stars and the sea
Homeless Happiness
If this door is freedom then I've found the key

The house and the car, those people around us
Were really for you not for me
We worked for the dream, alas all that bound us
Were hurries and worries you see

Homeless Happiness
My castle's the stars and the sea
Homeless Happiness
If this door is freedom then I've found the key

I'm keeping my word I'm right where we parted
My story is simple enough
Since I left behind all the plans that we charted
No hurries no worries my love

To Love You All Over Again

A quiet room is what you get, an empty glass, an unmade bed,
A picture window with a view, and all I think about is you
To feel so bad, to feel so good, to let it be misunderstood,
Now I long to lose my senses to love you all over again.

The shouted words, the tired sighs, the traded kiss of sad goodbyes,
The living off of our desires, then putting out a thousand fires:
To feel so bad, to feel so good, to let it be misunderstood,
Now I'd tear down my defenses to love you all over again.

To know a place without regret, you make believe you paid your debt
But in that clean and quiet room you can't believe it's over yet.

Out on a lark, at home asleep, the endings play, the bands retreat
But in that dumb luck of the few, the consolation comes to you:
To feel so bad, to feel so good, the verdict's in − it's understood
I will be tried for my offenses and love you all over again.

I Must Be Saved

Lose your keys under the house, lose the button from your blouse,
Lose the plastic diamond ring from the parade
Lose the color in your lips, lose the swingin' in your hips,
But if you lose me in your grips I must be saved.

Lose the harmonies we learned, lose the taste of bread you earned,
Lose the stash you always kept but never craved
Lose your rhythm, lose your lines, lose your sense of passing time,
But if you lose me in your mind I must be saved.

And if you find your conscience plagued by some misplaced or righteous rage
Then lose yourself instead till you remember to forget.

Lose your passion and your hope, lose the knotting in your rope,
Lose your armor in the struggles that you brave
Lose the children that you bore, lose the battle, lose the war,
But if you lose me in your core I must be saved.

Lose your reverence for winners, your patience with forgiveness,
You don't have to be a master or a slave
Lose your senses, lose your mind, lose your faith in human kind,
But if you lose me down the line I must be saved.

And if you find your conscience plagued by some misplaced or righteous rage
Then lose yourself instead till you remember to forget.

Lose perfection for a start, lose the dream you kept apart,
Lose the chance to find another who'd behave,
And then if you haven't yet, lose your loser's last regret
For if you lose me in your net I must be saved.

Lose the vows we never spoke, lose the punch-line to the joke,
Lose your innocence as if willingly you gave
Lose the kettle and the pot, you can lose the best you've got
But if you lose me in your heart I must be saved.

Somethin' Grand

Wide awake, breath taken, I'm shaken by my sight-
Couldn't sleep, couldn't keep quiet secrets on the wind I hear

There's something grand comin', cool drummin'
Through my empty city
On a night breeze so free lovers must collide
And the morning sun must rise,  all's forgiven.

Cool your heads highwaymen, come-what-may men who run & fight
Here's your drink, time to think, and soon you're wandering away your fears.

There's somethin' grand comin', good strummin'
Through my empty city
Till the morning breaks and weary eyes are clear
Let the dream of sleep take troubles far away from here.

All's forgiven

Standing On The Rooftop

Martha My Dear

( The Beatles Cover )

Martha my dear
Though I spend my days in conversation
Please, remember me
Martha my love
Don't forget me
Martha my dear

Hold you head up you silly girl
Look what you've done
When you find yourself in the thick of it
Help yourself to a bit of what is all around you
Silly girl
Take a good look around you
Take a good look you're bound to see
That you and me
Were meant to be
For each other
Silly girl

Hold your hand out you silly girl
Look what you've done
When you find yourself in the thick of it
Help yourself to a bit of what is all around you
Silly girl

Martha my dear
You have always been my inspiration
Please, be good to me
Martha my love
Don't forget me
Martha my dear

The Kind You Can't Afford

You got palatial mansions
I got rented flat
You got Persia kittens
I got tabby cats
You got your art collection
I got comic books
You use plastic surgery
I stayed the way I look
You travel private jet
I stand by over night
You romance with chandeliers
And I use candle light

Oh but there's one thing I got more
When I'm rich, you're poor
It's that real good loving
The kind you can't afford.

While you're enjoying banquets
I'm eating cafe snacks
You're in designer clothing
I'm in a plastic Mac
You're sipping on Napoleon brandy
I'm slinging a can of beer
You're packing matching luggage
I'm mostly staying here
Your educated accent might beat the local slang
But don't bet your staff and servants against my back street gang

As there's one thing I've got more
When I'm rich you're poor
It's that real good loving
The kind you can't afford

Your dinner jackets and ballroom gowns are warmer than my jeans
Your caviar, no more filling that a can of beans
You go to your classic concerts, I'll be with a local band
Keep your brand new everything, I'll keep my second-hand
In your fitted bathroom, got my water tap
If you think I'm full of envy, I know where the money's at

Ah, there's one thing I got more
When I'm rich you're poor
It's a real good loving
The kind you can't afford

It's a kind
It's a kind you can't afford
It's a kind
It's a kind you can't afford

You got palatial mansions
I got rented flat
Persia kittens
I got tabby cats
Cruising in your Mercedes
I'm broke down in a Ford
You're on a yacht
I'm out on a surfing board

Leaving Home Again

I love my bread
I love my butter
I love the road
I love my lover

Love my freedom
And my cover
I love you

I love to run
Love to holler
Love the ease and the bother

And I live today until tomorrow
'Cause of you
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
But I'm leaving home again
'Til I can't remember where I've been
I'll see you baby there and then
Whenever I get back to where I'm going again

I love the sad
I love the funny
I love the sweet
I love the runny

All I have
Believe me honey
Is 'cause of you

I leave the sun
Keep the showers
I leave the fruit
And keep the flowers

Not for the heroes
Or the cowards
But all for you

I'm leaving home again
'Til I can't remember where I've been
I'll see you baby there and then
Whenever I get back to where I'm going again

*** Thanx a lot to Maurice for these lyrics ***

The Things I've Seen Today

The things I've seen today
Don't have a name
Some memories
A word cannot explain

They last too long
Or fade too fast
Beginnings change
And endings wane

They lack effect and cause
At times they seem so poor
All they give is pause

The things I've seen today
I'd seen before
Likely in that way
They'll be back once more
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
And sunny days
The scene unfolds a trace
In this game where the player has no face
He plays a hand that lost
To understand at any cost

The things I've seen today
Don't have a name
Some memories
A word cannot explain

But when I finally land across that line
Remember me as one who tried her mind
Every time

Fickle Dove

Fickle dove
Always dreaming at the sky above
Wondering when I bring the one you love
To you

When you coo
For the one and only
Coos for you
Your feathers heed no calling to
When they move to love

You wait for all you want is fate
To make one who call you mate
He's late, but he's heard
Every song, every word
That any other lover bird would choose
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
So here's to love
And any fickle dove who'll do

You wait for all you want is fate
To make one who call you mate
He's late, but he's heard
Every song, every word
That any other lover bird would choose

So here's to love
And any fickle dove who'll do

*** Thanx a lot to Maurice for these lyrics ***

Lay your sleeping head, my love

( W H Auden's Poem )

Lay your sleeping head, my love
Human on my faithless arm
Time and fever burn away
Beauty from thoughtful children
And the grave proves the child ephemeral
But in my arms till break of day
Let the living creature lie
Mortal, guilty, but to me the entirely beautiful
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Certainty, fidelity
On the stroke of midnight pass
Like vibrations of a bell
Fashionable madmen
Raise their boring cry
Every penny of the cost
All the dreaded cards foretell
Shall be paid, but from this night
Not a whisper, not a thought
Not a kiss nor look be lost

Beauty, midnight, vision dies
Let the winds of dawn that blow
Softly round your dreaming head
Such a day of sweetness show
Eye and knocking heart may bless
Find the mortal world enough
Noons of dryness see you fed
By the involuntary powers
Nights of insult let you pass
Watched by every human love

Standing on the Rooftop

Standing on the rooftop
Sun is coming up
And all the ones I care for
Are doing fine

I've been running around fields
Making sure things get done
It seems I've never stood up here
To watch the rising of the sun before

I've seen my reflection
Underneath the moon
I've seen all my dreams
Through my tears
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
I have counted on my fears
Drawn my lines through the years
But in all the colors of a kiss
I've never seen a morning clear as this before
Your eyes before my skies would ???

Standing on the rooftop
Sun is coming up
And all the ones I care for
Are doing fine

Through the windows
I see lovers
And wandering minstrels
That flee the night

Up here a hundred miles from cover
I feel that I can see it all
Within the morning light

*** Thanx a lot to Maurice for these lyrics ***

I Threw It All Away

( Bob Dylan )

I once held him in my arms
He said he'd always stay
But I was cruel
I treated him like a fool
I threw it all away

I once had mountains in the palm of my hand
Rivers that ran through every day
But I must have been mad,
I never knew what I had
Until I threw it all away

Love is all there is, it makes the world go 'round
Love and only love, it can't be denied
No matter what you think about it
You won't be able to do without it
Take a tip from one who's tried
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
So if you find someone who gives you all of his love
Take it to your heart, don't let it stray
One thing is certain
You will surely be hurting
If you throw it all away
If you throw it all away

Love is all there is, it makes the world go 'round
Love and only love, it can't be denied
And no matter what you think about it
You won't be able to do without it
Take a tip from one who's tried

So if you find someone who give you all of his love
Take it to your heart, don't let it stray
One thing is certain
You will surely be hurting
If you throw it all away
If you throw it all away, yeah

The Party Oughta Be Comin' Soon

It's a rainy Sunday
With the wind and moon
???
Got an empty plume

Maybe in the morning
Or afternoon
But the party oughta be comin' soon

??? too long, dreams too slow
Louis Armstrong's  getting too sad to blow
Dont' want to forget the good things I used to know
The party oughta be coming through

Coming soon, coming soon
The party oughta be coming soon

The times are gonna sing
The swing and swoon
Get the whole wide world
In a big saloon

The party oughta be coming soon

I work bone tired
The reason's hidden
Man Richard Pryor wasn't kidding
??? oh you gotta living

The party oughta be freely given
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
There'll be a long parade down every street
Fred Astaire will come down and stomp the boffo feet
Every face is gonna grin on every one ???
The party oughta be so complete

Coming soon, coming soon
The party oughta be coming soon

The town's gonna sing, swing, and swoon
Gonna get the whole wide world in a big saloon
Yes the party oughta be coming soon

And when the sky opens up
And the flowers bloom
When the babies are grown
I want there to be room
To share my memory of an American tune
The party oughta be coming soon

Coming soon, coming soon
The party oughta be coming soon
The town's gonna sing, swing, and swoon

There'll be a long parade down every street
It'll be coming soon
It's a long parade

*** Thanx a lot to Maurice for these lyrics ***

Superhero

If I were a superhero
I'd know what to do
Wrap you up in moonlight
And stop the world for you

If I were a superhero
I would save the day
If you had a sorrow
'Til our troubles melt away

But here we are
Here we are
A million miles away from where they care
Who we are
Wishing stars everywhere
And I am only human

And if I were a superhero
You wouldn't have to wait
Throw away my amulet and fashionable cape

I'd have the time to wander and leap before I look
I'd be the happy ending to your favorite storybook
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
And could it be you
Who would rescue me
With love

Here we are
Here we are
A million miles away from where they care
Who we are
With wishing stars everywhere
And I am only human

*** Thanx a lot to Maurice for these lyrics ***

Love In Vain

( Robert Johnson Cover )

I followed him to the station
With his suitcase in my hand
I followed him to the station
With his suitcase in my hand

It's so hard to tell
It's so hard to tell
When all your love's in vain

The train pulled up to the station
And I looked him in the eye
The train pulled up to the station
And I looked him in the eye

Felt so lonesome
I felt so lonesome
Could not help but cry
All my love in vain

When the train, it left the station
It had two lights on behind
The train left the station
With two lights on behind
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Well, the blue light was my blue
Red light was my mind
All my love in vain

Don't pick a fight with a poet

When you're walking on the street
And the people that you meet
Make you want to start a big fight
'Cause they talk as if they're so right

There is one thing you can remember
In case you haven't heard
You can kill a mighty emperor
But you can not smite a word

So, don't pick a fight with a poet
Don't raise your hand on a whim
Whether it's wrong or it's right
There's a lesson in life
And to learn it, you'll have to give in
'Cause a poet knows you can't win

When you're twitching at the bar
No one knows who you are
And you want to proof them all wrong
You think that you're so strong
You could try to make them listen
You can try to be the boss
But the storyteller is the one who caused the toss
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
So, don't pick a fight with a poet
Don't raise your hand on a whim
Whether it is wrong or right
There'll be a lesson in life
And to learn it, you'll have to give in
'Cause a poet knows you can't win

Older there in the corner, with a Cheshire grin
Making rhyme out of broken hearts cryin' the hymn
He's two tokes from a good time
A toast away from fist flighing
Congregating the world with a paper and pen

So, don't pick a fight with a poet
Don't raise your hand on a whim
Whether it's wrong or right
There's a lesson in life
And to learn it, you'll have to give in
'Cause a poet knows you can't win

Meet Me In Rio

I've wasted some years
Looking for the things that matter
Looking for the things that never appear
‘Til they're gone
And they may never have been
But that was just the beginning

And I've longed for sometime
Time I know that was mine
Looking for you, looking for me
Looking for a place in the world I could be

And I saw you tonight
In a light that could only be
Once in a lifetime
Now I know where I'm destined to go
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Meet me in Rio
Meet me in Rio
Where the fire shines
In the dark night where the lake and the morning
Aren't more than a warning
That life is either mystery or a mistake
Meet me in Rio
I'm yours

Meet me in Rio
Where the fire shines
In the dark night where the black lake and the morning
Are only a warning
That life is either mystery or a mistake
Meet me in Rio
I'm yours

Meet me in Rio
I'm yours
Meet me in Rio
Meet me in Rio
Meet me in Rio

Ophelia

There's a road
In my mind
I've been watching
For a long time

It's the muddy
Mississippi
And the yellow dandelion

From the Hudson
To Missouri
And the mosses and red clay
I can feel the rhythm call me
From a thousand miles away

Let me go
Down to the river
Let me wander
Where the world has never mind
Let my heart know that horizon
Like a mama's face to her little child
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
I was born of the water
And washed onto the shore
Bid away to the season
Don't want a burden then no more

I'll keep moving for a lifetime
Be as quiet as the earth
When I listen to the water
I want to know what I'm worth

Let me go down to the river
Let me wander where the world has never mind
Let my heart know that horizon
Like a mama's face to her little child

I'm a season
I'm a country
I'm a loser
And a queen
I'm forever
I'm nobody
In the wandering stream

*** Thanx a lot to Maurice for these lyrics ***

The Way of All Things

I never thought I would
Never wanted to
Never learned how
As other's do

It wasn't me who signed
It wasn't me who ask
And it isn't me
Who writes this madness to hass

Maybe that is the way of all things
The way that a glance carries romance on the quiet of strings
The way that you dance
The way that you sing
Maybe that is the way of all things
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
It's someone else's night
Someone else's air
Someone else's right
Someone else's prayer

I hear a whisper close
Hold myself away
And when I speak a name
It's what I'd never say

Maybe that is the way of all things
The way that all hopes play jokes and have their stings
The way that you dance
The way that you sing
Maybe that is the way of all things

Whatever way all things must go
May be better we never know

Maybe that is the way of all things
The way that all plans fate in its hands so faithfully brings
The way that you dance
The way that you sing
Maybe that is the way of all things

*** Thanx a lot to Maurice for these lyrics ***

The Blue Room

Take These Chains

( Hank Williams Cover / written by Fred Rose and Hy Heath )

Take these chains from my heart and set me free
You've grown cold and no longer care for me
All my faith in you is gone but the heartache lingers on
Take these chains from my heart and set me free
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Take these tears from my eyes and let me see
Just a spark of the love that used to be
If you find somebody new let me find a new love too
Take these chains from my heart and set me free

Give my heart just a word of sympathy
Be as fair to my heart as you can be
Then if you no longer care
For the love that's beating there
Take these chains from my heart and set me free
Take these chains from my heart and set me free

Bye Bye Love

( Felice and Boudleaux Bryant )

Bye bye love
Bye bye happiness
Hello loneliness
I think I'm gonna cry

Bye bye love
Bye bye sweet caress
Hello emptiness
I feel like I could die
Bye bye my love, goodbye

There goes my baby
With someone new
He sure looks happy
I sure am blue
He was my baby
Till she stepped in
Goodbye to romance
That might have been

Bye bye love
Bye bye happiness
Hello loneliness
I think I'm gonna cry

Bye bye love
Bye bye sweet caress
Hello emptiness
I feel like I could die
Bye bye my love, goodbye

I'm through with romance
I'm through with love
I'm through with counting the stars above
And here's the reason
That I'm so free
My loving baby
Is through with me
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Bye bye love
Bye bye happiness
Hello loneliness
I think I'm gonna cry

Bye bye love
Bye bye sweet caress
Hello emptiness
I feel like I could die
Bye bye my love, goodbye
Bye bye my love, goodbye
Bye bye my love, goodbye

Changing All Those Changes

( Buddy Holly )

Sweetheart I'm changing all those changes
That I made when I left you
Because I made those changes
When I thought you were untrue

Well now you're gone
And I've found I'm wrong
And there's nothing I can do
Except to change up all those changes that I made when I left you
To change up all those changes that I made when I left you
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
I didn't stop to think
Oh I just left without a care
But now I know I'm wrong
And I can't find you anywhere

Well I should have reconsidered all those things I said I'd do
'Cause now I'm changing all those changes that I made when I left you
I'm changing all those changes that I made when I left you

That's right

Oh now you're gone
And I've found I'm wrong
And there's nothing I can do
Except to change up all those changes that I made when I left you
To change up all those changes that I made when I left you

I'm changing those changes, sweatheart
I'm changing those changes, that's right
I'm changing those changes, sweatheart
I'm changing those changes

Born To Lose

( Ray Charles )

Born to lose, I've lived my life in vain
Every dream has only brought me pain
All my life I've always been so blue
Born to lose and now I'm losing you
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Born to lose, it seems so hard to bear
When I wake and find that you're not there
You've grown tired and now you say we're through
Born to lose and now I'm losing you

Born to lose, I've lived my life in vain
Every dream has only brought me pain
All my life I've always been so blue
Born to lose and now I'm losing you

Guilty

( Randy Newman )

Yes baby, I've been drinking
And I shouldn't come by, I know
But I found myself in troublee, darling
And I had nowhere else to go

I got some whiskey
From the bar man
Got some cocaine
From a friend
I just had to keep on moving
Till I was back in your arms again

I'm guilty, I'm guilty
I'll be guilty
All the rest of my life
How come I never do
What I'm supposed to do
How come nothing that I try to do ever turns out right
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
You know
You know how it is with me baby
You know that I just can't stand myself
It takes a whole lot of medicine
For me to pretend I'm somebody else

I'm guilty, I'm guilty
I'll be guilty
All the rest of my life
How come I never do
What I'm supposed to do
How come nothing that I try to do ever turns out right

You know
You know how it is with me baby
You know that I just can't stand myself
It takes a whole lot of medicine
For me to pretend I'm somebody else

Bird on the Wire

( Leonard Cohen )

Like a bird on the wire
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free

Like a worm on a hook
Like a knight from some old fashioned book
I have saved all my ribbons for thee
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
And if I, if I have been unkind
I hope that you can just let it go by
And if I, if I have been untrue
I hope you know it was never to you

Like a baby, stillborn
Like a beast with his horn
I have torn everyone
Who reached out for me

But I swear by this song
And by all that I have done wrong
I will try to make it all up to thee

I saw a beggar leaning on his wooden crutch
He said to me "You must not ask for so much"
And a pretty woman leaning in her darkened door
She cried to me "Why not ask for more"

Like a bird on the wire
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free
I have tried in my way to be free

I Can't Stop Loving You

( Don Gibson )

I can't stop loving you
I've made up my mind
To live in memories
Of the lonesome times

I can't stop wanting you
It's useless to say
So I'll just live my life
In dreams of yesterday

Those happy hours that we once knew
Tho' long ago, they still make me blue
They say that time heals a broken heart
But time has stood still since we've been apart
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
I can't stop loving you
I've made up my mind
To live in memories
Of the lonesome times

I can't stop wanting you
It's useless to say
So I'll just live my life
In dreams of yesterday

They say that time heals a broken heart
But time has stood still since we've been apart

I can't stop loving you
I've made up my mind
Live in memories
Of the lonesome times

I can't stop wanting you
It's useless to say
So I'll just live my life
In dreams of yesterday

Gentle On My Mind

( J. Hartford )

Well it's knowing that your door is always open
And your path is free to walk
That makes me tend to leave my sleeping bag rolled up
And stashed behind your couch

And it's knowing I'm not shackled
By forgotten words and bonds
And the ink stains that have dried upon some line
That keeps you in the back roads
By the rivers of my memory
And keeps you ever gentle on my mind
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
It's not clinging to the rocks and ivy
Planted on their columns now that bind us
Or it's something that somebody said
Because they thought we fit together walking

It's just knowing that the world will not be cursing
Or forgiving when I walk along some railroad track and find
That you're moving on the back roads by the rivers of my memory
And for hours you're just gentle on my mind

Though the wheat fields and the clothes lines
And the junk yards and the highways come between us
And some other man's crying to his mother
'Cause he turned and I was gone

I still might run in silence
Tears of joy might stain my face
And the summer sun might burn me 'till I'm blind
But not to where I cannot see you
Moving on the back roads
By the rivers flowing gently on my mind

I dip my cup of soup back from a gurgling
Crackling cauldron in some train yard
My beard a roughening coal pile
And a dirty hat pulled low across my face

And through cupped hands around a tin can
I pretend to hold you to my breast and find
That you're waving from the back roads
By the rivers of my memory
Ever smiling ever gentle on my mind

You Don't Know Me

( Cindy Walker and Eddy Arnold )

You give your hand to me
And then you say "Hello"
And I can hardly speak
My heart is beating so

And anyone can tell
You think you know me well
Well, you don't know me
Well you don't know me, no you don't

No one who dreams of you at night
And longs to kiss your lips
And longs to hold you tight
I'm just a friend
That's all I've ever been
Well you don't know me
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
I never knew the art of making love
Though my heart aches with love for you
Afraid and shy, I let my chance go by
A chance that you might love me too

You give your hand to me
And then you say "Goodbye."
I watched you walk away
Beside that lucky guy
You'll never ever know
The one who loved you so
Well, you don't know me

Afraid and shy
I let my chance go by
A chance that you might love me too

You give your hand to me
And then you say "Goodbye."
I watched you walk away
Beside that lucky guy
You'll never ever know
The one who loved you so
Well, you don't know me
You don't know me

Desperados Under The Eaves

( Warren Zevon )

I was sitting in the Hollywood Hawaiian Hotel
I was staring in my empty coffee cup
I was thinking that the gypsy wasn't lying
All the salty margaritas in LA
I'm gonna drink 'em up

And if California slides into the ocean
Like the mystics and statistics say it will
I predict this motel will be standing
Until I pay my bill
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Don't the sun look angry through the trees
Don't the trees look like crucified thieves
Don't you feel like Desperados under the eaves
Heaven help the one who leaves

Still waking up in the mornings with shaking hands
And I'm trying to find a boy who understands me
Except in dreams you're never really free
Don't the sun look angry at me

I was sitting in the Hollywood Hawaiian Hotel
I was listening to the air conditioner hum
It went hmmm...

Look away down Gower Avenue
Look away down
Look away down Gower Avenue
Look away down

I Love You So Much It Hurts

 ( Floyd Tillman )

I love you so much it hurts me
Darling, that's why I'm so blue
I'm afraid to go to bed at night
Afraid of losing you

I love you so much, it hurts me
And there's nothing I can do
I long to hold you, my dear
Forever and ever
I love so much it hurts me so
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
I love you so much, it hurts me
And there's nothing I can do
I long to hold you, my dear
Forever and ever
I love so much it hurts me so

Secular Hymns

Got You On My Mind

(Howard Biggs/Joe Thomas)

Got you on my mind
Feeling kind of sad and low
Got you on my mind
Feeling kind of sad and low
Wondering where you are
Wondering why you had to go

Tears begin to fall
Every time I hear your name
Tears begin to fall
Every time I hear your name
Since you went away
Nothing seems to be the same
In the real world did you copy and paste too?
And no matter how I try
My heart keeps telling me
I can't forget you
If ever it should be
You want to come back to me
You know I'd let you

Got you on my mind
Feeling kind of sad and low
Got you on my mind
Feeling kind of sad and low
Wondering where you are
Wondering why you had to go

And no matter how I try
My heart keeps telling me
I can't forget you
But if ever it should be
You want to come back to me
I'm gonna let you

Got you on my mind
Feeling kind of sad and low
Got you on my mind
Feeling kind of sad and low
Wondering where you are
Wondering why you had to go

Wondering where you are
Wondering why you had to go

Tango Till They're Sore

(Tom Waits)

Well you play that Tarantella
All the hounds they start to roar
The boys all go to hell
Then the Cubans hit the floor

They climb along the pipeline
They tango till they're sore
They take apart their nightmares
And they leave them by the door

Oh let me fall out the window
With confetti in my hair
Deal out jacks or better
On a blanket by the stairs
I'll tell you all my secrets
But I lie about my past
So send me off to bed forever more

Make sure they play my theme song
I guess daisies will have to do
Just get me to New Orleans
And paint shadows on the pews
Cut the skin on that pig
Kick the drum and let me down
Put my clarinet beneath your bed
Till I get back in town
In the real world did you copy and paste too?
Let me fall out the window
With confetti in my hair
Deal out jacks or better
On a blanket by the stairs
I'll tell you all my secrets
But I lie about my past
So send me off to bed forever more

Yeah she's be all in calico
And the color of a doll
Wave the flag on cadillac day
And a skillet on the wall
Cut me a switch or hold you breath
Till the sun goes down
Write my name on the hood
Send me off to another town

Let me fall out the window
With confetti in my hair
Deal out jacks or better
On a blanket by the stairs
I'll tell you all my secrets
But I lie about my past
So send me off to bed forever more
Send me off to bed forever more

The Highway Kind

(Townes Van Zandt)

My days, they are the highway kind
They only come to leave
But the leavin' I don't mind
It's the comin' that I crave

Pour the sun upon the ground
And stand to throw a shadow
Watch it grow into a night
And fill the spinnin' sky
In the real world did you copy and paste too?
Time among the pine trees
It felt like breath of air
Usually I just walk these streets
And tell myself to care

Sometimes I believe me
Sometimes I don't hear
Sometimes the shape I'm in
Won't let me go

I don't know too much for true
My heart knows how to pound
My legs know how to love someone
My voice knows how to sound

And shame that it's not enough
Shame that it is a shame
Follow that circle down
Where would you be

You're the only one I want now
And I never heard your name
Let's hope we meet some day
If we don't it's all the same

I'll meet the ones between us
I'll be thinking about you
And all the places I have been
And why you where not there

Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky (From Now On)

(Allen Toussaint)

Everything I do gonna be funky
From now on, yeah

I got to be myself and do my thing
A little soul can't do no harm, yeah
Everything I do gonna be funky
From now on, yeah

Everything I do gonna be funky
From now on, yeah
Everything I do gonna be funky
From now on, yeah

Now, some may say I've got no class
But I'm doing what I wanna do
So go with me if you can
Or just do what you can do
In the real world did you copy and paste too?
Well everything I do gonna be funky
From now on, yeah
Everything I do gonna be funky
From now on, yeah

Oh, never before have I felt so good
Just being natural me
My little hang ups and my little times
But deep inside, I'm free

So let your hair down, get into it
Who's to say what's right or wrong
Everything I do gonna be funky
From now on, yeah

Everything I do gonna be funky
From now on, yeah
Everything I do gonna be funky
From now on, yeah

Everything I do gonna be funky
From now on, yeah
Everything I do gonna be funky
From now on, yeah

If The Sea Was Whiskey

(Willie Dixon)

If the sea was whiskey and I was a diving duck
If the sea was whiskey and I was a diving duck
I'd dive to the bottom and I don't know when I'd come up

Well I'm just here wondering will a matchbox hold my clothes
Yeah I'm just here wondering will a matchbox hold my clothes
You know if things don't get no better then down the road I go
In the real world did you copy and paste too?
Whiskey and beers they don't make me drunk
Whiskey and beers they don't make me drunk
But I believe my elixir is gonna make me pack my trunk

So I sing da
Da, da, da, da, da
And da
Da, da, da, da, da
And da
Da, da, da, da, da

Hard Times Come Again No More

(Stephen Foster)

Let us pause in life's pleasures and count its many tears
While we all sup sorrow with the poor
There's a song that will linger forever in our ears
Oh! Hard times come again no more

It's the song, the sigh of the weary
Hard times, hard times, come again no more
Many days you have lingered around my cabin door
Oh! Hard times come again no more

While we seek mirth and beauty and music light and gay
There are frail forms fainting at the door
Though their voices may be silent, their pleading faces say
Oh! Hard times come again no more
In the real world did you copy and paste too?
It's the song, the sigh of the weary
Hard times, hard times, come again no more
Many days you have lingered around my cabin door
Oh! Hard times come again no more

It's a sigh that is wafted across the troubled waves
It's a wail that is heard across the shore
It's a dirge that is murmured around the lowly grave
Oh! Hard times come again no more

It's the song, the sigh of the weary
Hard times, hard times, come again no more
Many days you have lingered around my cabin door
Oh! Hard times come again no more
Oh! Hard times come again no more

Hello Babe

(Lil Green)

More Time

(Linton Kwesi Johnson)

Well we marching out the world towards the new century
Armed with the new technology
We getting more and more productivity
Some say things looking up for prosperity
But if everyone is going to get a share this time
Old mentality must be left behind
In the real world did you copy and paste too?
I want the shorter working day
The shorter working week
Longer holidays
Peace and quiet

More time for leisure, for pleasure
For edification and creation
Time to contemplate, to ruminate
And to relay
Gimme more time
More time
We need more time

A full time and abolish unemployment
Revolutionize labour deployment
Full time and abolish overtime
Let everybody get a work this time
We need a higher quality of "livity"
And we need it now
And for everybody
I want the shorter working year
The shorter working life

More time for the husband
More time for the wife
More time for the children
For to train them
For do educate then create

More time for living
More time for life
Give me more time
Give me more time
We need more time

More time to meditate
Concentrate
Ruminate
Recreate
And relate
And create
More time

Shout Sister Shout

(Sister Rosetta Tharpe)

Shout, sister shout
Hallelujah
Shout, sister shout
Oh yeah
Shout, sister shout
Ah, ah
Tell the whole world what it's all about
In the real world did you copy and paste too?
Now there's a reason for living
A reason for dying
A darned good reason why a woman starts crying
A reason for a mole, a reason for a dimple
But there ain't no reason why a man's so simple

Shout, sister shout
Yeah! Hallelujah
Shout, sister shout
Yeah! Hallelujah
Shout, sister shout
Hmm, hmm, yeah
Tell the whole world what it's all about

Honey, there's a way to be brilliant
And a way to be a fool
A way to get to heaven
Observe the golden rule
A way to get a sweetheart
No way to get a wife
And the day you quit me baby
That's the day you lose your life

Shout, sister shout
Hallelujah
Shout, sister shout
Hallelujah
Shout, sister shout
Oh yeah
Tell the whole world what it's all about

There's a reason for a mountain
And a reason for a hill
A reason that a doctor
Gives a patient a pill
A reason to dance
A reason to sing
Ain't no reason why a band can't swing

I understand the birds
And you understand the bees
We all understand why a rat eats cheese
I can understand my dog
And you understand your cat
Well fill me full o' rhythm
Can you understand that

Shout, sister shout
Hallelujah
Shout, sister shout
Hallelujah
Shout, sister shout
Hallelujah
Tell the whole world what it's all about

You know I'm gonna shout
Shout Sister
I'm going to shout
Shout Sister
I'm going to shout it out
And tell the world what it's all about

Trampin'

(Traditional)

Trampin', trampin'
Trying to make heaven my home
Trampin', trampin'
Trying to make heaven my home

Never been to heaven
But I've been told
Trying to make heaven my home

The streets up there
Are paved with gold
Trying to make heaven my home
In the real world did you copy and paste too?
Trampin', trampin'
Trying to make heaven my home
Trampin', trampin'
I'm trying to make heaven my home

I walked around the city
And what did I see
Trying to make heaven my home

A whole lot of fools
Will look just like me
Trying to make heaven my home

I'm trampin'
Trying to make heaven my home
I'm trampin'
Trampin' Lord
I'm trying to make heaven my home

Non Albums Tracks

Between The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea

( Popular song / Toots Thielemans feat. Madeleine Peyroux / One More For The Road LP )

I don't want you
But I hate to lose you
You've got me in between
The devil and the deep blue sea

I forgive you
'Cause I can't forget you
You've got me in between
The devil and the deep blue sea

I want to cross you off my list
But when you come knocking at my door
Fate seems to give my heart a twist
And I come running back for more

I should hate you
But I guess I love you
You've got me in between
The devil and the deep blue sea

I want to cross you off my list
But when you come knocking at my door
Fate seems to give my heart a twist
And I come running back for more

I should hate you
But I guess I love you
You've got me in between
You've got me in between
You've got me in between
The devil and the deep blue sea

*** Thanx a lot to Jose for this one ***

Getting Some Fun Out Of Life

( Edgar Leslie / Joseph A. Burke / Live 97 )

When we want to love, we love
When we want to kiss, we kiss
With a little petting, we're getting
Some fun out of life

When we want to work, we work
When we want to play, we play
In a happy setting, we're getting
Some fun out of life

Maybe we do the right things
Maybe we do the wrong
Spending each day
Just wending our way along

So when we want to sing, we sing
When we want to dance, we dance
You can do your betting, we're getting
Some fun out of life

We love
When we want to kiss, we kiss
With a little petting, we're getting
Some fun out of life

When we want to work, we work
And when we want to play, we play
In a happy setting, we're getting
Some fun out of life

Maybe we do the right things
Maybe we do the wrong
Spending each day
Just wending our way along

But when we want to sing, we sing
When we want to dance, we dance
You can do your betting, we're getting
Some fun out of life
Fun out of life
Some fun out of life 

Give your mama one smile

( Lil Green / Sweetheart Compilation LP )

I love you baby
Wouldn't tell you no lie
I always want you by my side
Oh Baby give your mama one smile

Come here Papa let's talk awhile
You know I love you, don't you realize
Oh baby give your mama one smile

You know I love you you know it's true
I'll do anything in the world for you
Come here baby hold me tight
Love your mama, baby, love your mama right now
Smile, don't cry
You know I'll always be satisfied with you
Oh baby, give your mama one smile

I love you baby
And you know it's true
Don't say it so
Don't say we're through
Come here Papa hold me tight
Love your mama, baby, love your mama right now
Smile, don't cry
You know I'll always be satisfied with you
Oh baby, give your mama one smile
Now Smile
Oh baby give your mama one smile

*** Thanx a lot to MrWaterMonkey for this one ***

He's got me goin'

( Bessie Smith Cover / Live 97 )

Don't know what come over me
Done lost my self control
He's the sugar in my tea
The jelly in my roll

He's got me goin'
Got me goin'
But I don't know just where I'm headed for

Oh gee, I've got a lovin' man
One of them handsome brutes
He's built according to a plan
Too bad when it suits

He's got me goin'
Got me goin'
But I don't know where I'm headed for

Got a heart for just one man
Knows how to get to it
For he's got the only key
That's the perfect fit

He's got me goin'
Got me goin'
But I don't know where I'm headed for

He's got me goin'
Got me goin'
I don't know where I'm headed for

And I lay and listen to the clock,
Ticks loud as a drum,
I hear the crowing of a cock
Still my man ain't come

He's got me goin'
Got me goin'
I don't know just where I'm headed for

I can't sleep a doggone wink
Unless he's by my side
My mind's so different I just can't think
Without my easy ride

He's got me goin'
Got me goin'
But I don't know where I'm headed for

He's got me goin'
Got me goin'
But I don't know where I'm headed for

I Hear Music

( Billie Holiday Cover / Live 2009 )

I hear music
Mighty fine music
The murmur of a morning breeze up there
The rattle of the milkman on the stair
Sure that's music
Mighty fine music
The singing of a sparrow in the sky
The perking of the coffee right near by
That's my favorite melody
You my angel, phoning me
I hear music
Mighty fine music
And anytime I think my world is wrong
I get me out of bed and sing this song

I'll Be Seeing You

( Billie Holiday Cover / Live 2009 )

I'll be seeing you
In all the old familiar places
That this heart of mine embraces
All day through

In that small cafe
The park across the way
The children's carousel
The chestnut trees
The wishin' well

I'll be seeing you
In every lovely summer's day
In every thing that's light and gay
I'll always think of you that way

I'll find you
In the morning sun
And when the night is new
I'll be looking at the moon
But I'll be seeing you

I'll be seeing you
In every lovely summer's day
In every thing that's light and gay
I'll always think of you that way

I'll find you
In the morning sun
And when the night is new
I'll be looking at the moon
But I'll be seeing you

I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

( Hank Williams cover / Till Brönner feat. Madeleine Peyroux / Oceana LP )

Hear the lonesome whippoorwill
He sounds too blue to fly
And the midnight train is whining low
I'm so lonesome I could cry

I've never seen a night so long
When time goes crawling by
The moon just went behind a cloud
To hide its face and cry

Did you ever hear a Robin weep
When leaves begin to die
That means he's lost the will to live
I'm so lonesome I could cry

The silence of a falling star
Lights up a purple sky
And as I wonder where you are
I'm so lonesome I could cry

*** Thanx a lot to Jose for this one ***

I've got rhythm

( George Gershwin / Live 97 )

I've got rhythm
I've got music
I've got my man
Who could ask for anything more

I've got flowers
In green pastures
I've got my man
Who could ask for anything more

Ol'Man Trouble
And I never mind him
You won't find him
'Round my door

I've got rhythm
I've got music
I've got my man
Who could ask for anything more
Who could ask for anything more

I've got rhythm
I've got music
I've got my man
Who could ask for anything more

I've got flowers
In green pastures
I've got my man
Who could ask for anything more

Ol'Man Trouble
And I won't mind him
You won't find him
'Round my door

I've got rhythm
I've got music
I've got myself man
Who could ask for anything more
Who could ask for anything more
Who could ask for anything more
Who could ask for anything more

I wish I could shimmy like my sister Kate

( A.J. Piron. / Live 97 )

Well I wish I could shimmy like my sister Kate
Shake it like jelly on a plate
My mama wanted to know last night
How sister Kate could do it oh so nice
Now, all the boys in the neighborhood
Knew Kate could shimmy, and it's almost good
I may be late but I'll be up to date
When I can shimmy like my sister Kate
I mean, shake it like my sister Kate

Well I wish I could shimmy like my sister Kate
Shake it like jelly on a plate
My mama wanted to know last night
How sister Kate could do it oh so nice
Now, all the boys in the neighborhood
Knew Kate could shimmy, and it's almost good
I may be late but I'll be up to date
When I can shimmy like my sister Kate
I mean, shake it like my sister Kate...

Keep Me In Your Heart

( Warren Zevon / Keep me in your heart for a while LP )

Shadows are falling and I'm running out of breath
Keep me in your heart for a while
If I leave you it doesn't mean I love you any less
Keep me in your heart for a while

When you wake up in the morning and you see that crazy sun
Keep me in your heart for awhile
There's a train leaving nightly called when all is said and done
Keep me in your heart for a while

Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-lo
Keep me in your heart for a while
Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-lo
Keep me in your heart for a while

Sometimes when you're doing simple things around the house
Maybe you'll think of me and smile
You know I'm tied to you like the buttons on your blouse
Keep me in your heart for a while

Hold me in your thoughts, take me to your dreams
Touch me as I fall into view
When the winter comes keep the fires lit
I will be right next to you

Engine driver's headed north to Pleasant Stream
Keep me in your heart for a while
These wheels keep turning but they're running out of steam
Keep me in your heart for a while

Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-lo
Keep me in your heart for a while
Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-lo
Keep me in your heart for a while

My Bucket's Got A Hole In It

( Williams Hank Jr Cover / Live 97 )

Now I'm standing on a corner
Got my bucket in my hand
I'm looking for a woman
That ain't got no man

And my bucket's got a hole in it
Yes my bucket's got a hole in it
My bucket's got a hole in it
I can't buy no beer

There ain't no use
Of me workin' so hard
When I got a woman
In the boss man's yard.

And my bucket's got a hole in it
Yes my bucket's got a hole in it
My bucket's got a hole in it
I can't buy no beer

Well, I went upon the mountain
I looked down in the sea
I seen the crabs and the fishes
Oh doing the be-bop-bee

And my bucket's got a hole in it
Yes my bucket's got a hole in it
Oh my bucket's got a hole in it
I can't buy no beer...

Nobody Loves A Fat Girl

( Jim Croce Cover / Live 97 )

Nobody loves a fat girl
But oh how a fat girl can love
Nobody seems to want me
I'm just a truck upon the highway of love

I'm all alone inside of my form
When ev'ry ounce of me is dyin' to keep somebody warm
Nobody loves a fat girl
But oh how a fat girl can love

Nobody loves a fat girl
But oh how a fat girl can love
Nobody seems to want me
I'm just a truck upon the highway of love
The only game I can get the boys to play
Is to have them sit around and try to guess how much I weigh
Nobody loves a fat girl
But oh how a fat girl can love, pretty mama
Oh how a fat girl can love

Riffin' The Scotch

( Billie Holiday Cover / Live 97 )

I jumped out of the tryin' pan
And right into the fire
When I lost me a cheatin' man
And got a no-count liar

Swapped the old one for a new one
Now the new one's breakin' my heart
I jumped out of the tryin' pan
And right into the fire
Lord, into the fire

I jumped out of the tryin' pan
And right into the fire
When I lost me a cheatin' man
And got a no-count liar

Swapped the old one for a new one
Now the new one's breakin' my heart
I jumped out of the tryin' pan
And right into the fire
Lord, into the fire

Rock Island Line

( Johnny Cash / Live 97 )

Down the Rock Island Line she's a mighty good road
The Rock Island Line is the road to ride
The Rock Island Line she's a mighty good road
If you ride you gotta ride her like you find her
Get your ticket at the station for the Rock Island Line

Well the trip on train it may be long
Thank you very much for this good song

Down the Rock Island Line she's a mighty good road
The Rock Island Line is the road to ride
The Rock Island Line she's a mighty good road
If you ride you gotta ride her like you find her
Get your ticket at the station for the Rock Island Line

ABC WXYZ
The catson the cover but he doesn't see me

Down the Rock Island Line she's a mighty good road
The Rock Island Line is the road to ride
The Rock Island Line she's a mighty good road
If you ride you gotta ride her like you find her
Get your ticket at the station for the Rock Island Line

Down the Rock Island Line she's a mighty good road
The Rock Island Line is the road to ride
The Rock Island Line she's a mighty good road
If you ride you gotta ride her like you find her
Get your ticket at the station for the Rock Island Line

Well I may be right, I maybe wrong
Thank you very much for this good song

Down the Rock Island Line she's a mighty good road
The Rock Island Line is the road to ride
The Rock Island Line she's a mighty good road
If you ride you gotta ride her like you find her
Get your ticket at the station for the Rock Island Line

If you ride you gotta ride her like you find her
Get your ticket at the station for the Rock Island Line

If you ride you gotta ride her like you find her
Get your ticket at the station for the Rock Island Line

Swing brother swing

( Billie Holiday Cover / Live 2009 )

Deep rhythm captivates me
Hot rhythms stimulate me
Can't help but swing it boy
Swing it brothers swing
Don't stop to diddle daddle
Stop this foolish prattle
Come on swing me boy
Swing it brothers swing
Raring to go and there aint nobody
Gonna hold me down
Say listen boy

Hurry up and send me
Let me go to town
Stop this diddle daddle
And this foolish prattle
Come on kill me boy
Swing it brothers swing

Deep rhythms captivate me
Hot rhythms stimulate me
Can't help but swing it boy
Swing it brothers swing
Don't stop to diddle daddle
Stop this foolish prattle
Come on send me Count
Swing it brothers swing
Rarin' to go and there aint nobody
Gonna hold me down
Say listen boy
Hurry up and send me
Let me go to town
Stop this diddle daddle
And this foolish prattle
Come on swing me Count
Swing it brothers swing

The Reefer Song (You're a Viper)

( Stuff Smith Cover / Live 97 )

I dreamed about reefer five foot long
Mighty Mez but not too strong
You'll be high but not for long
If you're a viper, oh

I am the queen of everything
Got to get high before I swing
Hear the bells ring ding dong ding
If you're a viper

When your throat gets dry, you know you're high
Everything is fine and dandy
You're goin' down to the candy store
Blow your cork on peppermint candy

And then you know your dad might have said
Don't give a damn if you don't pay the rent
The sky is high and so am I
If you're a viper

When your throat gets dry, you know you're high
Everything is dandy
You're goin' down to the candy store
Blow your cork on peppermint candy

And then you know your dad might have said
Don't give a damn if you don't pay the rent
The sky is high and so am I
If you're a viper

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