LYRICS

Here are the song lyrics, album by album.  Still being updated but this is a good start.  Enjoy.

THE WAY OF THE WILD HEART

The Way of the Wild Heart

She stood proud in the lights of the circus
And the clowns and the laughter could not disguise the fact
That she was born for the open spaces
And he knew that he would help her to get back

Chorus
There are some stories, there are some dances
Where you must simply play your part
You give your all and you take your chances
To follow the way of the wild heart
All along he had understood
He had known from the very start
That she was one who must have her freedom
To follow the way of the wild heart

They ran away in the darkest hour
And they chased the free wind to the pale light of the dawn
And as he rode and he felt her power
He knew he could not spend a lifetime holding on       – Chorus

Bridge
He would not be a tether or a chain
He would not do what they had done
Cut to the heart and all that remains
If he loved her he must let her run
Must let her run

They ran blind into the heart of a sunrise
Till he could not hold on anymore, so he fell
Blame the dust for the tears in his eyes
But he saw the way of the wild heart and wished her well       – Chorus


 

Almost A Full Moon

There’s a werewolf walking down the street tonight
Bottle in his hand and feelin’ alright
His teeth a-glisten in the pale moonlight
As he watches the girls passing by
There’s a banshee howling from a fourth floor flat
A preacher’s on the corner, tellin’ where it’s at
And an old man sits naked in a Laundromat
And I didn’t bother to ask why

Chorus
                And it’s almost a full moon without you
                Almost a crazy night
                And I can almost feel you holding me again
                Saying everything’s gonna be alright

There’s bats in the belfry of the church down the street
And dogs in the alley with some mystery meat
And I’m thinkin’ I haven’t had a thing to eat
Since I can remember when
Some renegade children with a boom box beat
Dance with abandon on the cold concrete
You used to dance like a Gypsy with your brown, bare feet
I wish I could see that again     – Chorus

Bridge  
The werewolf passes by and he asks me where I’ve been
Don’t  know how I got here, but I seem to fit right in (yes, I do)

The sun took off for the southern isles
The moon just takes control and smiles
At the lunatics tossin’ food in the aisles
Of a 7-11 nearby
A vampire’s nibblin’ on a young girl’s ear
The streets are painted in passion and tears
And you’re off with the sun and I’m standin’ here
Crazy and wonderin’ why             – Chorus


 

When the Dealer Comes to Town

He’s an old man, old in word and deed
And he walks like the world is a child upon his shoulders
He’s got an old coat of mismatched patch and tweed
And patch tells of a world grown cold for an old man and his dreams

Take care, take it easy
Don’t you judge him so hard
‘Cause even if you care, nobody shows you all their cards
And you don’t know what you’ll be layin’ down
When the dealer comes to town

They call her Crazy Jane, but they don’t know her name
As she walks down the streets like a flame upon a candle
Well, she speaks in rhymes and she’s wears her clothes in poems
With a chorus of colors bursting through the seams

Take care, take it easy
Don’t you judge her too hard
‘Cause even if you care, nobody shows you all their cards
And you don’t know what you’ll be layin’ down
When the Dealer comes to town

Well, he’s a young man
He’s got a Time For Changes jones
And he walks like the world is an old man on his shoulders
He’s got an attitude, and he wears it hot and rude
And his smirk and smile are the style of a young man on the move

Take care, take it easy
Don’t you judge him too hard
‘Cause even if you care, nobody shows you all their cards
And you don’t know what you’ll be layin’ down
When the Dealer comes to town

Take it easy
Don’t you judge them too hard
‘Cause even if you care, nobody shows you all their cards
And you don’t know what you’ll be layin’ down
When the Dealer comes to town


 

Just Like Jesus With A Blow Dryer

He came walkin’ in the diner with a big ol’ grin
Beard on his chin and his eyes on fire
And I swear
He looked just like Jesus with a blow dryer

I’ve been travelin’ all night like the livin’ dead
At least that’s what I think he said
As he did look kinda tired
And I swear
He looked just like Jesus with a blow dryer

Sat down beside me like we was friends for life
Passed me a bisquet and a butter knife
Then he took a sip of coffee and swore like his throat caught fire
Hell’s as hot as Texas, he said, but it never gets higher

Then he shot me again with his big ol’ grin
As the midnight wind kicked the screen door in
And I swear
He looked just like Jesus with a blow dryer

He said, I never meet a stranger anywhere I go
So talk to me, my friend, why you feelin’ so low
If you were the blues, I could play you like I was inspired
I said, If balls were voices, you’d be soundin’ like a Mormon choir

Then he laughed so hard, he lost all his wind
And his belly caved in like a funeral pyre
And I swear
He looked just like Jesus with a blow dryer

As he turned to pay his tab, he whispered like a knife
You know, I know about you and your wife
I know hatred can come from desire
And your heart is dry and ripe for fire

But live and live and all’s forgiven, he said
Then turned around and headed for God Knows Where
But I swear
He looked just like Jesus with a blow dryer


The Land of Remembering When

Behind a mask of mottled skin, faded smile, slightly caving in
Lives a woman who danced with a dozen young men
In fine ruffled linen at the once-a-year ball
With the Tennesse Waltz in the air
And her father would answer when a beau came to call
As she hid at the top of the stairs
Now she sits in a wheel chair and smiles now and then
Dancing in the land of remembering when

Withered arms with twisted hands, legs that only sometimes stand
Once carried the back of an angry young man
Who stood with his brothers in pickets and poor lines
Demanding an honest man’s wage
And he still recalls dreams born of bathtub-made gin
When speakeasy bars were the rage
Now he stands in a corner and talks with old friends
Walking tall in the land of remembering when

Feel the rustle of leaves in the dance of your hands
As your body and Time bargain on new demands
And your sleep fills with dreams of impossible lands
That beckon a heartbeat away

Our youth will fall like discarded clothes
And we will all strike a humbler pose
And count our good fortune in family and friends
And bury our grudges and make our amends
Or carry them all to the earth
Where the snows in the winter and the rain in the spring
Will strip them of all that they’re worth
And our spirits will dance in a now that is then
And our children will meet us in the land of remembering when


The Last Man

We do not know what name of God the wolves use to pray at night
We do not know what God is called by the falcon in her flight
We do not know what prayers are said by the living and the dead
What pride and vanity have tread with us upon this earth
Confident that God will use our scales to weigh our worth

We cannot sing the dolphin’s song, or know her depth of soul
Because we’ve written history, we take the leading role
But other eyes have watched the stars that burned before the dinosaurs
What pride and vanity is ours to work, to rape the land
Confident that God will only heed the prayers of Man

If wolves in anger bare their teeth and eagles sound the call
If plants and trees should spread their roots and men’s proud cities fall
If earth should quake and winds should tear
And drought leaves fertile fields laid bare
No end to vanity is there, no end is there to pride
For the last man standing will insist that God is on his side

 

COLLIDOSCOPE LYRICS

Bumblebee Wages

Everyday I wake up and say I’ve got another chance to make it
All day long I’m singing that song, just to give me the strength to take it
But the boss comes around lookin’ all hearts and flowers
Says he’s sorry but he’s gonna cut my hours
Milk’s gone up and the baby’s got the flu
And all the time I wonder just what I’m gonna do

Chorus
They say a bumblebee’s wings are built too short and she shouldn’t be able to fly
I think about that when I look at my pay, how the hell am I supposed to get by
How the hell am I supposed to get by on Bumblebee Wages

The car’s acting up, so I gottta take the bus, it adds an hour each way to my travels
Another of the kids starts coughin’ and  a-hackin’ and my week begins to unravel
My mom tries to help but she’s only getting older
She’s got diabetes and arthritis in her shoulder
My nose to the grindstone, tryin’ to make do
And all the time I worry that I’ve got a sniffle too    – Chorus

Bridge
Can’t figure out why the bees are disappearing
Can’t figure out why the colonies are dying
Can’t figure out how to keep it all together
But it ain’t for lack of a bumblebee trying

Friday night I’m at my second job, serving burgers with the sniffles and the shakes
I oughtta be home, but I don’t get paid to sleep and I need the little extra that I make
It’s a long ways away from the land of milk and honey
With not a lot of hope and damn little money
Troubles are plaguing me cheaper by the dozen
And all the time a hive of bees is in my head a-buzzin’       – Chorus


 

I Can’t Be Blue

People talking ‘bout the smile on my face
I said people talkin’ ‘bout the smile on my face
Cause I walk around town passin’ smiles all around the place

People talkin’ ‘bout the swagger in my walk
I said people talkin’ ‘but the swagger in my walk
I just walk around town, let all those people talk

Chorus
I can’t be blue
Since I found out about you
And it’s a mystery to me how I lived so long without you

People talkin’, people are talkin’ about us
I said people talkin’, Darlin’, you know they’re sayin’ all sorts of things about us
Cause the thrill you’ve given me is something mysterious                 – Chorus

People talkin’, people are talkin’ ‘bout us
I said people are talkin’, Darlin’, they’re conversatin’ all around town about us
Cause the change you’ve made in me is something serious     – Chorus


Old Lady Shaley

French fried hamster on a corndog stick
Baked loaf of puppy and chocolate-covered chick
Watch out, little children, watch your pets at night
Because Old Lady Shaley’s got an appetite

She’s got every animal you’d call a pet
She’s even got a few you haven’t heard of yet
So take care your puppy doesn’t slip his leash
Or he might be part of Mrs. Shaley’s canine quiche

‘Cause she likes cat cacciatore, ponies cooked in curry
And even a stray child or two
So after school, you’d better worry
Better get home in a hurry
Or you might be part of her next batch of stew

Well, kids, let me tell you ‘bout my Saint Bernard
One day he disappeared in Mrs. Shaley’s yard
Now, I can’t exactly justify my claim
But her new fur coat answers to my old dog’s name

In her cellar she’s got all sorts of things
Things with jaws and beaks and claws and fins and wings
She’s even got a misbehavin’ child or two
So you better do just what your parents tell you to

‘Cause she likes cat cacciatore, ponies cooked in curry
And even a stray child or two
So after school you’d better worry, better get home in a hurry
Or you might be part of her next batch of stew

Well, French fried hamsters on a corndog stick
Baked loaf of puppy and chocolate-covered chick
Watch out, little children, I know it don’t seem right
But Old Lady Shaley has an awful appetite

Tie your puppy to a tree and pass the Sara Lee


Darlin’

Darlin’, pick out a pretty dress
It’s the first Monday of the week
Too many of our friends live to work
Distraction is what I seek
We’ll head uptown and wander ‘round
Surrender our night to chance
Darlin’, put on that pretty dress
Tonight’s a night for us to dance

Darlin’, let your hair down
Let the moon and stars swim in your eyes
All around us the city sounds
Are just an invitation in disguise
Feel the beat pulsing off the street
There’s a song in a stray cat’s meow
Darlin’, let your hair down
The time for us to dance is now

Darlin’ put on that pretty dress
The moon is rising as I speak
Our friends may sigh and roll their eyes
But theirs is not the night I seek
There’s life to taste and no time to waste
A whole world is in your glance
Darlin’, put on that pretty dress
Tonight’s a night for us to dance


Blonde Leading The Blind

He didn’t see anything behind the wicked gleam in her eyes
He didn’t see that the sway of those hips was meant to hypnotize
He didn’t see that she was trouble from her head down to her toe
He didn’t see anything that she didn’t mean to show
He didn’t see the pale circle on her finger where there’d been a ring
In fact, lookin’ back, you could say he didn’t see a thing

Chorus
He didn’t see any trouble, or any of the warning signs
I guess you could say it was another classic case
of the blonde leading the blind

You could blame it on the whiskey, you could blame it on the cigarette smoke
You could blame it on the neon lights and there were one or two broke
You could blame it on the crowd, there were people there from wall to wall
You could blame it on the stage lights, they made it hard to see at all
You could blame it on the shifting shadows of the dance room floor
But when he saw her dancing he couldn’t see a thing at all             – Chorus

Bridge
He didn’t see that he never even had a chance
While he was holding her way too close on a too-slow dance
He didn’t see her stop out to make a telephone call
He didn’t have a clue that he was being set up for a fall

And if he’d never met that jealous husband, he’d have never missed
But the last thing he didn’t see was the big man’s fist        – Chorus


Rabbit and Bear

T’was  a rabbit and a bear
There  was a sort of magic in the air
And even though they were a most unusual pair
They realized
That between them love had grown
Much to their wonder and surprise

They left the woods to look around
They found the hustle and the buzz of town
They found a circus where they met a curious clown
Who understood
And by the power of all clowns
He married them and it was good

With winter snow into dreams they’d go
Curled  up side by side
Come the spring they’d go wandering
With love as their only guide

And as the years have come and gone
And as they travelled hither, wandered yon
And all the creatures and the clowns they chanced upon
Admitted there
was no denying the power of love
Between a rabbit and a bear

In summer time through the hills they’d climb
They wandered side by side
And ambled through the flaming hues of Fall
With children at their side
I love you dearly, says the bear
As the rabbit smiles and combs his hair
And even though they are a most unusual pair
They realize
That between them love has grown
Much to their wonder and surprise
You can see it in their eyes
T’was a rabbit and a bear

FUNK IN A

Funk In A

Old socks and new locks at my baby’s back door
Seems she don’t need my laundry or my lovin’ no more
So I’m gonna take a trip to the hipper side of town
Gonna turn my guitar up and lay my burden down

Chorus
                Sometimes when it just don’t pay you gotta play that Funk in A
                When those doggone blues come ‘round
                Gotta lay that backbeat down
                Oh, Lord, when it ain’t your day, gotta play that Funk in A

New tires on my old truck
High rent and I’m out of luck
Now my mojo’s broke, and all my trouble comes in threes
No place to hang my hat, my baby’s gone and my truck’s got a flat
I hear trouble sayin’ “On your knees, Disease”                    – Chorus

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