Lyrics

 

Open Hearted Broken Record

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1.  Favorite Everything

 

I can guess what

You’re thinking

With success but then

You’re my favorite everything

 

I bring a smile to your lips as they part to say

Your heart is a rocket ship; your head’s in outer space

 

Tell me have I

Come on too strong?

I don’t know my

Own strength but it won’t take long

 

Though time has become meaningless

I’m a man-made sundial

Somewhere between never mixed

With a great long while

 

Keeps me daydreaming

About what I can bring

To my favorite everything

 

All or nothing

That’s my way

You-n-me well

That’s where I wanna stay

I’ve had a lot of favorites

But you’re still the one

 

Who keeps me daydreaming

About what I can bring

To my favorite everything

 

How many times have I tried to make it here

An intuition on a mission always brings me near

 

You’re my favorite everything

You’re the Queen of

Understatement but to be King

I think I’d better take a walk

And calmly contemplate

Because when I begin to talk

I might just overstate

 

What keeps me daydreaming

About what I can bring

To my favorite everything

 

Keeps me daydreaming

About my favorite everything

 

You keep me daydreaming


 

2.  I Want God

I Want God, I Want God

Seems such a long way away from here

I was robbed at the bottom of my heart

Waitin’ for Beckett to reappear

 

Dropped my guard and asked for God

Means all it needs to mean to me

May sound odd, though I say God’s

Made in the image we choose to see

 

Livin’ every minute of the day my way

Sittin’ down a humble man to pray

 

I Want God, I Want God

Baby, I Want God

 

I’m so flawed; let go, let God

The freedom is overwhelming me

 

I sit on my soul

Ponder and listen

The sky sings in tongues

‘Bout the bit that’s missin’

 

Livin’ every minute of the day my way

Raisin’ up my faithful voice to say

I Want God, I Want God

Baby, I Want God

I Want God, I Want God

Baby, I Want God

I Want God, I Want God

Baby, I Want God…

 

3.  Up & At 'Em

 

Up & at ‘em, up & at ‘em

Good morning mister-n-good day madam

It’s time to set out on our way

 

Up & at ‘em; Earth to Saturn

There’s so much to do

And lots to fathom

I’m lookin’ forward to today

 

And then I stop and look around

There’s so much lost left to be found

So I hop from bed to ground

See the sight, smell the air

Hear the sound…yeah…

 

Up & at ‘em; I am glad I’m

Alive and well enough to reach new stratum

I’m looking forward come what may

 

4.  Day By Day

Sittin’ on a star

Not far from gone

How much longer can this go on?

I say to myself take it day by day

 

Came on too strong; nothing took form

Like a house of cards in a wind storm

I say to myself take it day by day

 

Day by day; I go crazy looking forward

Day by day; I get carried away

But today is where I can stay

I could take it day by day

 

Really hurts my feelings when you don’t respond

Maybe your silence says more than I want

 

Say you’re insecure; that’s your excuse

Wear it like a badge; fits more like a noose

So say to yourself take it day by day

 

Day by day; you go crazy looking for it

Day by day; you go running from it

But today is where you can stay

You could take it day by day

 

Sometimes the heart does all the talking

Shut up

Listen for a while

But when the brain does all that squawking

Traveling the longest mile

 

If it was true; if that was real

It’ll never matter ‘til we heal

And say to ourselves take it day by day

 

Day by day; land those rockets of desire

‘Cuz today is where I must stay

I could take it

If I take it

Day by day

 

5.  I'll Do Anything

 

I’ll go any distance; I’ll go to extremes

Up against resistance; down to meet my dreams

I am ready; I’ll do anything

 

Prayer for persistence; sonnet for success

Commit to my decision to always do my best

Now I’m ready; I’ll do anything

That it takes to make it right; I’ll work my ass off day and night

Just for the vision to see it through to outta sight

 

Blackmore got his Power; Petty Won’t Back Down

Brion keep on Walking Through Walls all over town

Now I’m ready; I’ll do anything and you can’t make me stop

I’ll do anything; Mann, won’t you Put Me On Top

 

Made my declaration; sharpened up my skills

Pushed my lonely boulder up tall and winding hills

Now I’m ready; I’ll do anything

That I need to break through; there’s not a thing that I won’t do

To feed the hunger; dream-flavored wonder coming true

 

 

6.  Valentinian Anti-Matter

Valentinian Anti-Matter

Rarity in romantic form

If you’re happier and not sadder

You’re a contra to the norm

 

Valentinian Anti-Matter

It’s combustible energy

Starts with an electric charge

Ends with you-n-me

 

I’ve got a heart; beats like Spin Art

I’m a particle or two short

But I’m a love militarian

That can’t be store bought

 

Valentinian Anti-Matter

 

Valentinian Anti-Matter

My inner simplicity

Got a spirit that can’t be shattered

Yearning to be free

 

Valentinian Anti-Matter

Beautiful equationry

Divided mad-as-a-hatter

Add it up and you will see

 

Nature will state its laws

And may give you what for

Each of us with our flaws

Leave ‘em at the door

 

Valentinian Anti-Matter


 

7.  Fast Friends

 

When I look at you I feel it right away

Livin’ in today is all I wanna do

 

Forevermore on my plate

Feasting at a Banquet for The Never-Too-Late

 

I think of you

You know I do

Keep you nestled warmly in my heart and head

 

Fast friends

Click and there they stay

Fast friends

May not be here but they never go away

You know you came along and woke me up

From a slumber

Of the underwhelming point of view

 

And if it’s true you don’t miss

What you’ve never had then I am doomed with you

(doomed with you)

 

Fast friends

Home movies of the mind

Fast friends

To stop and think of all the times

We laughed so hard the spirit climbs

Though it was fast and friendly

It went way too quickly

Fast Friends

 

 

8.  Philippa For Miles

She’s all smiles

Philippa For Miles

 

Keeps her words filed

Witty Banter’s child

 

Creative Contra

Like a Valentinian mantra

 

Travel a while but

Philippa For Miles

 

She strolls through Rock Creek Park

That’s where she can unwind

And if I could catch up with her

I’d find Philippa For Miles

 

Taken aback

Timeless in fact

 

I am all smiles

Philippa For Miles

 

 

9.  Wonka's Corridore (Instrumental)

 

 

10.  Me-n-Kizzi O.C.

 

Me-n-Kizzi O.C.

Won’t wait patiently

For what the future’ll be

Warding off all the things

We think we don’t need

 

Her curiosity awakens me

Can’t get back to sleep

Diving into the heart

Of a wasted dream

She tells to me to be wise

I listen to her eyes

And hard as she tries

I know she wants me

To be careful

But with the lows come highs

 

Watch Kizzi get up

Watch Kizzi fall

I will follow suit

I can catch her

But she won’t be caught soon

Yeah I can catch her

But she won’t be caught

She breaks me from my shell

 

I wanderlust and dwell

I think she can tell

(when I tell her now)

That I just want her

To be happy

Now we’re wishin’

Down a well…

 

Me-n-Kizzi O.C.

Won’t wait patiently

For what the future’ll be

Warding off all the things

We think we don’t need

 

 

11.  The Ink

 

The ink’s still wet on the page

I’m becomin’ engaged

As I notice little details that no one sees

And turn ‘em all around 360 degrees

 

Is anybody ever immune

To catchy air-borne tunes

So infectious I’d love the bug

If you’re contagious you’d be worth the hug

 

Until I feel bad about it and wish it would go away

Until I feel great about it and wish it were here to stay

It comes and goes in waves; some have said it saves

According to the ink on the page

 

History’s all ready arrived

Remnants fight to survive

The recent past is no less the same

An everlasting massive telephone game

 

The ink’s still wet on my skin

Bubblin’ up from within

Dipped in the inkwell of empathy

I’ve got a quill that’s beckoning me

In calligraphy

 

(Though we disappear the ink dries indelibly)

 

 

12.  A Place In My Heart For You

There’s a place in my heart for you

A place in my heart for you

 

We used to laugh

Never thought the days would pass

It really was a gas for years

We’ve moved on; not all of it is gone

And you can rest upon

This simple little fact forevermore

 

I knew a girl; a very special girl

Who used to mean the world to me

But while I’m in another place and time

Still I am reminded

Freedom is what you make of it now

 

A place in my heart for you

 

You can’t make me give up

I’m inviting you in

And I’m never gonna stop

You don’t have to come out

No one’s gonna take your spot

‘Cuz only you have what you’ve got

 

We’ll always share a history we bear

So I’ll always be there in our memories

As long as I can dream


13.  Love With You

Separated and we’re back on the climb

I’ll remember we were one of a kind ever after

 

If it’s fated well you know that I’m

Fit to make my own amends with time

From the laughter to disaster

Still in love with you

 

But don’t come any closer

Don’t get any nearer

I’m the one that’s gonna split this ride

 

It’s a rollercoaster

Can’t get any clearer

No one’s at the switch

So baby something special’s died

 

Still I know that you will always be

The apple of the eye of all Eternity

So take one last look and see me

Still in love with you

 

Love with you…

14.  Outta My Own Way

Open Hearted Broken Record…

 

I’m outta my own way

That’s how I’m made—hey!

I don’t have that much to say

‘Cuz all words fade—hey!

 

I don’t know whether

It’s worse or if it’s better but now

I put one foot past the other

And whatever else that time will allow

 

I’m outta my own way

I’m on display—hey!

I’m still buildin’ underground

My own subway—hey!

 

I don’t know whether

The spirit or the letter wins out

But one without the other

Is like utter cool discovering doubt

And in a word

Life is absurd

Never had occurred to me

I’d be reassured

 

I am set free

I am in check

I’m in the moment and

I’m outta my own way

 

I’m outta my own way

Of my own clay—hey!

My DNA’s at play

Without delay—hey!

 

And in the end you always have to pay

There’s a little freedom livin’ in today

I can’t complain when I look around

‘Cuz I’ve found that I’m outta my own way

 
 

Songs From johnpaulgeorgeringo

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1.  Mars

 

Mars is a far off star from here but I can get there

Mars is a far off star from here but I can go

Mars is a far off star

Mars is a far off star

Mars is a far off star from here but I can get there

Anywhere I can see all possibilities

 

Mars is a far off star from here but we can get there

Mars is a far off star from here but we can go

(We can go)

Mars is a far off star baby

Doesn’t matter who you are, baby

Mars is a far off star from here but we can get there

Anything can be if we give it energy

 

Meteoric roadblock

Moon showers of space rock

Adjust your gravity

And fly along with me

Into outer space

 

Mars is a far off star from here but we can get there

(Come on with me)

Mars is a far off star from here but we can go

(We can go)

Mars is a far off star

Doesn’t matter who you are

Mars is a far off star from here but we can get there

2.  Love-n-Light

 

Love-n-Light

That’s what I need tonight

Love-n-Light

That’s what I’m prayin’ for tonight

 

Love-n-Light

That’s what I want tonight

Love-n-Light

That’s what I’m stayin’ in tonight

 

When sensitivity overwhelms me

When I think I can’t see

I blindly step into the love-n-light

 

Love-n-Light

That’s what I want tonight

Love-n-Light

That’s what I’m askin’ for tonight

 

When I feel so defensive

When I feel uptight

When I feel apprehensive

I move forward towards love-n-light

 

When I’m feelin’ low

And I feel as though I’m trapped in an undertow

If I let it go; allow myself to grow

All I want to know is love-n-light

 

Love-n-Light

That’s what I need tonight

Love-n-Light

That’s what I’m prayin’ for tonight

3.  While We’re Waiting

While we’re waiting

I push my boulder up a hill

And I’m debating whether I’d get further off

By standing still

 

So while you’re waiting

For acknowledgement from anyone

Some need it more than you

And didn’t get enough when they were young

 

While we’re waiting

I take my time; I take yours too

For all the words I speak

I never feel as though I’m getting through

 

While we’re waiting

For a lesson about less is more

I am guessin’ it’s calamity and danger you adore

And what for

One window closing can still open doors

 

I’m gonna sit right down and share myself with you

I’m gonna show you who I am, I am, I really am

I’m gonna listen ‘til my face is blue

I’m gonna give you all I can

 

While we’re waiting

Tell you what I’m gonna do

I’m gonna wait right here and stand in line

With you-n-you-n-you

 

While we’re waiting

I glance around; there’s lots to see

I take it all in as I wonder what’s in front of me

As future turns to history

And figure out how much more I can be

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4.  Love Lamp

 

If I took my love lamp and shined it

Deep in the recesses of your heart

However else would you find it

I’m only doing my part

 

If I took my love lamp and filled it

With all the colors of kerosene

Don’t be the one not to spill it

Bathe in it, baby, if you know what I mean

 

And though I’d really rather hide away

I run and run until I stay, but

I’ve got to shine a light on how I feel

And discover what the love lamp might reveal

Shine…

 

If I took my love lamp and flew it

Across the sky by remote control

The Wind said to himself, ”I blew it.”

So let it guster on from pole to pole

 

And though I’d really rather run away

I run and run until I stay, but

I’ve got to shine a light on how I feel

And discover what the love lamp might reveal

Shine…

 

So what you create

Tends to radiate

Illuminating what you’ve never felt before

Inner-lantern enlightening

Let love resonate

 

 

5.  One Community

 

Why can’t we be one community

Why we always breaking in three

Why can’t we be one community

I am talkin’ ‘bout you and me

 

Put down your dukes and pick up the pieces of your life

Put down the nukes and the gun, rope, tongue, missile, bullet, knife

 

Why can’t we be one community

Why we always breaking in three

Why can’t we be one community

I am talkin’ ‘bout you and me

 

Tell me the truth; there’s harm in beatings ‘round the bush

Don’t turn me to sleuth, ‘cuz I detect bullshit when shove comes to push

 

So why can’t we be one community

Why we always breaking in three

Why can’t we be one community

I am talkin’ ‘bout you and me

 

‘Cuz anyone is someone when there’s someone there to need you

When you’re the one who freed you all the while

 

Why can’t we be one community

Why we always breaking in three

Why can’t we be one community

I am talkin’ ‘bout you and me

Why can’t we be one community

Why can’t we be one community

Why can’t we be one community

One community

 

 

6.  Evening

 

Evening I need ya

And I’m not leavin’ ‘til I get to see ya

Even if my daydream has to die

And that is why

You’ll always be my lullabye

And that is why

You’ll always be my other half of the sky

 

Evening so be ya

The sunlight can’t reveal the way I’m feelin’

So lonely; I only sit and wonder

Whether and why

You’ll always be my lullabye

Whether and why

You’ll always be my other half of the sky

 

Evening I need ya

And I’m not leavin’ ‘til I get to see ya

Even if my daydream has to die

And that is why

You’ll always be my lullabye

And that is why

You’ll always be my other half of the sky

 

 

7.  Take My Hand

 

On my own

All alone

On a throne for the lonely and sad

In the Kingdom of Unhappy

Where I shouldn’t stay

 

‘Cause I wouldn’t want anyway away from you

And I wouldn’t want to go it alone again

Glad to say that now I don’t have to

 

You-n-me

Aren’t we

Each love bound by an intimacy

In memories we lived through together

 

But I wouldn’t let forever

Go by without you

No I’ll never let never

Ever say never ever ever again

 

Oh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah…

 

C’mon…listen up…only say this once…

 

“There’s no fun in life without you, babe”

 

C’mon…take my hand…

 

 

8.  To Say Goodbye

 

I want to try to find a way to say goodbye

That doesn’t hurt me when I try

I want to try to find a place in my heart

That keeps me whole when we part

 

I’m gonna sit still and look you in the eye

When I try to say goodbye

In the end I know that you are my friend

And that is ever why

 

I’m gonna keep it simple

I’m gonna be real honest

So smile show me that dimple

I’m gonna do my best to say goodbye

Goodbye

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1.  Songs For Today’s Attention Span

 

Songs for today’s attention span

I’ll keep it short, sweet and true to keep you here

It’s all I can do before you disappear

 

 

2.  Art Official

 

Gazed at a painting on his phone

Then rang up Vincent Van Gogh

Technology allowed him to do so

 

Who needs Reality TV

He feeds your hunger for modality

And does so Art Officially

 

No one saw him coming

Do you get the gist, man he doesn’t exist

No one heard him strumming

Now the role of the Art Official is to play therapist

 

Optical illusion

Leads to aural confusion

He loves to catch you snoozin’

 

No one saw him coming

Do you get his aim and do you feel the same

No one heard him strumming

Now the role of the Art Official is to reveal the game

 

He’s not real

He’s ten wishes come true

He can heal the disbelief in you

 

No one saw him coming

Do you get the gist, man he puts you at risk

No one heard him humming

Now the role of the Art Official is to give you a twist

 

Art Official, Art Official Art Official…

 

3.  Weathered

 

No longer together

Predictable as weather

Her conversation dripped precipitation

Though I feel fine

In the dwell of her internal sunshine

 

I’m weathered

 

Sent under the weather

The sun and moon went nether

It’s nary a question I barely had protection

From my decline

To the Hell of her infernal sunshine

 

I’m weathered

 

We far surpassed the forecast

Though storms and warm weather can never last

You know they come back in other forms

 

I see the clouds are lifting as the sky is shifting

And the earth turns another cheek to say

You can weather the gift of a brand new day

 

Wake up trust the challenge

To Nature’s challenge

The world keeps turning around my yearning

For feelin’ fine

(Though not so well)

I’ll heal in time

(Aw, what the hell)

Or break the spell of her enchanted sunshine

 

 

4.  Len’s Good That Way

 

Len’s good that way

Len’s good that way

Len’s goo-oo-oo-oo-ood that way

 

There’s a place in my soul that I never go

Without a little bit of pest control

‘Cuz the sort of stuff I’m not apt to know

Is the knowledge I now need to make me whole…though

 

Len’s good that way

Len’s good that way

Len’s goo-oo-oo-oo-ood that way

 

I’m a man in the middle of an afterthought

But not the kind that makes you think a lot

A pretty package can’t be store-bought

Just to go from a have nothing to a pure have not…but

 

Len’s good that way

Len’s good that way

Len’s goo-oo-oo-oo-ood that way

 

And for a man who has it all at his fingertip

Why can’t I learn from his example how to get a grip

 

There’s a microphone in my hands

But no one sitting in the stands

The crowd you swore you heard was canned

Just to keep the flames of my emotions fanned

 

Len’s good that way

Len’s good that way

Len’s goo-oo-oo-oo-ood that way

 

5.  Diving Board

 

I go dancing off the diving board

Leave me to sink or swim

I’m so singular rising out of a hoard

Believe me I’m me not him

Even though with you I can’t win

Skip the spin I live on a diving board

And I’m dancing off the edge again

 

Dove into your pool of question marks

Mixed with exclamation

As a rule I’d drown for shooting sparks

Alone in a lane of my own destruction

I must admit it’s fun at first

Until the bubble bursts into an inflammation

And I dance off the edge again

 

Sometimes I leap before I look to see what’s there

Reminds me of what’s in store if not for the power of prayer

‘Cuz you never think that you’re the one bad things will happen to, you fool

Whether or not you’re the one who’s invited it to your pool

 

Dancing off my diving board

Faith in leaps of faith restored

 

I go dancing off the diving board

Leave me to sink or swim

I put faith in the Universe, not a Lord

Living life on a whim

Humming an original hymn

To give me strength out on my own limb

 

 

6.  Valentine

 

The signs are clear

My Valentine is here

It would appear

I’m grinning ear to ear

 

That’s because I’m in love with my Valentine

Candy hearts and exotic flowers

And the showers of little things that life brings

When you’re mine

 

I know that you

Are who I value

And it’s true

My passion’s never through

 

That’s because I’m in love with my Valentine

Candy hearts and exotic flowers

And the showers of little things that life brings

When you’re mine

 

I boldly propose to have and to hold

The truth be told

I want to grow old with you

 

The signs are clear

My Valentine is here

It would appear

I’m grinning ear to ear

 

That’s because I’m in love with my Valentine

Candy hearts and exotic flowers

And the showers of little things that life brings

When you’re mine

 

I love I love my Valentine, Valentine

I love I love my Valentine…

 

7.  Hairtrigger

 

I have no fear of telling you

Just what I feel you put me through

Befall a wall of concrete make

Made me your last mistake

 

Song to say good bye

Deported from my nuclei

Though I may rely on a hairtrigger

I move on from this ennui

 

You’re out of line, more paranoid

Than all the friendships you’ve destroyed

To get intimately devoid

Escape pods you’ve deployed

 

Song to say good bye

You’re smooth-n-cool as a cacti

Though I may rely on a hairtrigger

You know where I stand do-or-die

 

This is a different position now that I’m on a mission

It requires discipline and grace

Get the pliers apply to my past waste, you’ve been replaced

Trace one step at a time to keep my pace

The eye has closed, don’t look again

You cartoon gun to estrogen

The mixed messages regimen

Thwarted with my pen

 

Song to say good bye

You’re smooth-n-cool as a cacti

Though I may rely on a hairtrigger

You know where I stand do-or-die

 

This is a different position now that I’m on a mission

It requires discipline and grace

Get the pliers apply to my past waste, you’ve been replaced

Trace one step at a time to keep my pace

 

So as I sit here wishin’ and I start the ignition

Feel the tires unmire and roll along

I’m rewired to say so long in song

 

Song to say good bye

Deported from my nuclei

Though I may rely on a hairtrigger

I move on from this ennui

 

 

8.  The Ebb & Flow Of Your Mixed Messages

 

The ebb and flow, the ebb and flow

The ebb and flow you know of her mixed messages

Reflected in what she says

 

Can you understand a word

Decipher phrases bordering absurd

Don’t be deceived by what you’ve heard

She’s just speaking with her true meaning blurred

 

The ebb and flow, the ebb and flow

The ebb and flow you know of your mixed messages

Confusion built a fortress

 

Can’t you hear the whistle blow

Though it’s quitting time straight to work you go

It’s a verbal dos-a’-dos

But your body language speaking pure scarecrow

 

Where did plain and clear go

It remains a mystery

I don’t know yet

But ‘til I do I won’t be free

 

The ebb and flow, the ebb and flow

You have to know the ebb and flow of your mixed messages

 

I’m glad my intuition’s here

Taking each half-meaning from opaque to sheer

Maintain a well-trained inner ear

That softly whispers to me “been that, done there”

 

The ebb and flow, you ebb and flow

She ebbs and flows and there she goes…

 

Back and forth, to and fro…

 

 

9.  I’ll Face Reality At 5 O’Clock

 

I’ll face reality at five o’clock

Veracity’s survived amidst a total crock

Got all day to escape maybe delay my hark

May not have hit rock bottom but the depths are stark

 

I want to feel more free and open

Write and sing more melodies than Chopin

My haunting memories try copin’

Well, as far as that goes, I’m still hopin’

 

I’ll face reality at five o’clock

If I arrive a bit past five it’s no real shock

I’ve got a track record that clearly shows

What I’ll do at 5 for certain no one knows, but

 

I want to feel more free and open

Write and sing more melodies than Chopin

My haunting memories try copin’

Well, as far as that goes, I’m still hopin’

 

That I’ll choose to overcome my fear

That I’ll start to listen when I hear

When I say that at five today

I’ll actively handle me with care

 

I still want all life has to offer

I want to win one in a laugher

I want to fall in love forever

Well as far as they go may be never, ‘til

 

I face reality square in the eye

Complacency can’t keep me from my truthful try

One step at a time I’ll climb each building block

When I face reality at five o’clock

 

 

10.  Conflict

 

I’m in conflict

Both living in the moment and the past

Can’t resolve it

Wonder how long will this present last

And when I saw you standing there

I knew it was over

 

I’m in conflict

Imagination shuffling the facts

I’m at odds with

Success each time you’re giving me the axe

And when I saw you standing there

I knew it was over

And it’s not over

 

‘Cuz I’m not over you

Even though we have been through

For more than a year or two

Still you’re my soul mate come true

And all I know how to do

Is play my heartstring solo for you

 

But not to worry baby because

I’m invention

Creativity everywhere I go

I’m in conflict

Though I know innately deep down we both know

Look at us sitting right there

It’s clear we’re not over

 

 

11.  Pushing Karma’s Envelope

 

Pushing Karma’s Envelope

Pushing Karma’s Envelope

Hindsight like a telescope

Pushing Karma’s Envelope

 

There was a time when I felt free

‘Cause no one was looking at me

Back then I couldn’t see

That I would saw in two

The soul that became me and you

 

Too good (too good) to be (to be) forgotten (forgotten)

That we (that we) forgot what we once knew

 

Pushing Karma’s Envelope

Pushing Karma’s Envelope

Without denial I’d never cope

Pushing Karma’s Envelope

 

Stretched the truth far as it could go

‘Til yes snapped back as no

Maybe when I’m all for show

It’s ‘Cause I forgot

The things I used to take to heart

 

Too good (too good) to be (to be) forgotten (forgotten)

That we (that we) forgot what we once knew

 

Pushing Karma’s Envelope

Pushing Karma’s Envelope

With every breath a gasp of hope

 

 

12.  Marisela (Mariposa)

 

Marisela imagine me

And you are truly meant to be

Float through love mutually

Like a butterfly I’m fluttering

 

La mariposa flotando

Bajo el viento agradable

Mi Corazon alzar el vuelo

Como una mariposa volante

 

Flapping her gentle wings

Changing the world for all things

Playing true love on six strings

 

Marisela marry me

Though we go deeper than matrimony

Still I’m down upon one knee

Humbled by the butterfly set free

 

 

13.  One Community

 

Why can’t we be one community

Why we always breaking in three

Why can’t we be one community

I am talkin’ ‘bout you and me

 

Put down your dukes and pick up the pieces of your life

Put down the nukes and the gun, rope, tongue, missile, bullet, knife

 

Tell me the truth; there’s harm in beatings ‘round the bush

Don’t turn me to sleuth, ‘cuz I detect bullshit when shove comes to push

 

Anyone is someone when there’s someone there to need you

But you’re the one who freed you all the while

 

Why can’t we be one community

Why we always breaking in three

Why can’t we be one community

I am talkin’ ‘bout you and me

 

Why can’t we be one community

Why can’t we be one community

Why can’t we be one community

Why can’t we be one community

One community

Balloon To The Moon

 
 
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1.  The Eyes Have It

 

The eyes have it, they can see

Lovely visions of you and me

The eyes have it…

But the ears can’t read

 

The ears have it, they can hear

Helps to listen for why and where

The ears have it…

But the mouth can’t hear its own cheer

 

The mouth has it, it can smile

And turn to laughter in a little while

The mouth has it…

But the nose can’t chew

Though it can “aah-aah-aah-choo!”

AAH-CHOO!!!

Gazuntheit.

Thank you.

 

The nose has it, it can smell

Your stinky feet a bit too well

The nose has it…whew!

Though the feet can’t tell they smell

 

That’s ‘cuz the feet have it, they can run

Taking you to places fun

The feet have it…the hands can’t dance

No they can’t, but you can!

C’mon, let’s dance!  Get down!  Yowsa!

These ain’t no ordinary boogie shoes!

 

“…Everybody clap your hands, now…”

 

The hands have it, they can clutch

Wave, hold, throw and touch

The hands have it…they’re holding you

 

You have it, because you’re great

You know how to appreciate

That you have it…

Enjoy it now don’t wait!

 

Your eyes have it, they can see

Your eyes, ears, mouth, nose, hands and feet

Live your life happily together ever after!

 

 

2.  Playground

 

Wherever we go, whatever we do

I’d like to spend some time with you

So let’s go to the playground

Whenever we like, we’ve got all day

There is a ground on which we can play

So let’s go to the playground

 

How high can we get on the swing set

Before we shout: “Hee Haw!”

Next we’re up and down on the see saw

 

Wherever we go, whatever we do

I’d like to spend some time with you

So let’s go to the playground

Whenever we like, we’ve got all day

There is a ground on which we can play

So let’s go to the playground

 

Then we’ll have some fun under the sun

And climb the monkey bars

In our rocket ship heading to Mars…

 

“Take me to your leader”

 

And before it’s dark we’ll leave the park

Sun sets on Sandbox Beach

Happy times are never out of reach

 

Wherever we go, whatever we do

I’d like to spend some time with you

So let’s go to the playground

Whenever we like, we’ve got all day

There is a ground on which we can play

Let’s go to the playground

 

Going to the playground…

 

 

3.  My Pet Pickle

(featuring Emily Gerstein)

 

My Pet Pickle, now here’s a surprise

My Pet Pickle came with burger-n-fries

But there’s one thing you may not get

Why I chose that pickle as my pet

Let me tell you in one word it’s love…

 

I’ll take my pet pickle out for a walk

Oh how I wish my pickle could talk

Think of all the yarn he’d spin

About the jar he once lived in

Every story makes you want to grin

 

My pet pickle plays with pickle pet toys

Having fun with the nice girls and boys

But there’s one thing you may not get

Why I chose that pickle as my pet

Let me tell you in one word it’s love…

 

 

4.  Early In The Morning

 

Early in the morning

I’m awake but I’m still snoring

Early in the day

I forgot what I should say…

 

It’s the right time

Before the night time

To get this whole thing right

If I could work it out

You may hear me shout

Hopefully it won’t be boring

Booooooorrrriiiiiinnng

 

 

5.  3rd Little Pig’s House

 

Third little pig’s house

We’ll rock-n-roll all night

Third little pig has got

A big bad wolf-like appetite

 

The first little pig’s house

Was made of hay and

Straw was all he saw

As it blew away

By the wolf’s big bad breath

Poor little first little pig’s house was a mess

 

The second little pig’s house

Was made of sticks

Held together with toothpicks

One toothpick was all the wolf needed

The second little pig’s house was defeated

 

Third little pig’s house

We’ll rock-n-roll all night

Third little pig has got

A big bad wolf-like appetite

 

The third little pig

Just loved to read

To learn in life how to succeed

He built a brick house tall and strong and

Asked the other little pigs to come along

 

The first and second pig showed up late

Still the time they had was great

To stay up all night and play loud music

The wolf was out of breath; this time he really blew it

 

(party chatter)

 

“The big bad wolf” so says the press

The big bad wolf says he must confess

That he’s pretty good as wolves go

I don’t know; it’s your best guess

Though he’s an unwelcomed guest at

 

Third little pig’s house

We’ll rock-n-roll all night

Third little pig has got

A big bad wolf-like appetite

 

Third little pig’s house

We’ll laugh, sing dance, pig out!

Third little pig’s house

Thick as brick so we can scream and shout

 

This is the big bad wolf reporting

(Ugh, I wanted pig)

 

 

6.  Buck B’Gak Theme

 

You’d better stand back for your friend Buck B’Bak

“My name is Buck-Buck-Buuuuuck B’Gak,

Licensed, Certified, Registered Chicken”

 

He’s Buck Buck Buck B’Gak

Buck Buck B’Gak

Some call him a quack

But he’s got your back

He’s Buck Buck Buck B’Gak

 

Buck Buck Buck B’Gak

Buck Buck Buck B’Gak

 

You’re out of luck if you think he’s a duck

He’s a chicken and a half

“I’m a chicken and a half!”

 

The farm barnyard is his playground

It’s quiet until he comes along

“Whoops!”

“All right, all right…It was an accident.”

“It really wasn’t my fault, fellas.”

 

He’s Buck Buck Buck B’Gak

Buck Buck Buck B’Gak

You’re out of luck if you think he’s a duck

He’s a chicken and a half

He’s Buck Buck Buck B’Gak

Buck B’Gak

 

“You want a piece of me…??”

“I want a leg!”

“You sure do know how to hurt a chicken’s feelings!”

 

 

 

7.  Big Kid

 

CHORUS:

I’m a big kid, I can’t get rid

Of that part of my heart

‘Cuz I’m a big kid, and I won’t change

Though all the other grown-ups

Think it’s strange, I say:

Age is just a number

 

I don’t like to

Go to sleep when I’m told

Good thing that I’m

Thirty-six years old

Age is just a number…

 

I can eat cake

For breakfast if I choose

My tummy may ache

But what else do I have to lose

 

CHORUS

 

I like to laugh out loud

And make you laugh too

So sing along with me, and

Make all my dreams come true

 

CHORUS

 

You can count on me: 1-2-3-4-5

At any age it’s great to be alive

 

Some people ask me

“Will I ever grow up?”

I may some day, but

For now I’d rather be a

 

CHORUS

 

You can count on me

I’m a big kid

 

 

8.  Balloon To The Moon

 

Some balloons drift to the sky with a lot of long hot air

But one will only lift and fly if we've got the right song to share

So I ask that you all try with me, 'cause I built a huge balloon

But it can only fly, you see, if we sing aloud this hot air tune...

 

Sing our balloon to the moon…

 

We've taken off upon a trip with plenty of music for fuel

Travelling through the clouds is hip and singing aloud is so cool...

 

Sing our balloon to the moon…

 

We're going on a space-a-thon for everyone that wants to come

And before long our uplifting song will raise your voice to sing-a-long

 

Sing our balloon to the moon…

 

Going far past twinkling stars; you can keep your moon flowers in my vase

Our voices, my guitar's way, way deep in outer space

 

Sing our balloon to the moon…

 

We'll spend our summers on the moon resting by Lake Crater

Then we'll hum our favorite tune; nothing could be greater

 

Sing our balloon to the moon…

 

There may be aliens out there different than us

Don't be afraid, there's friends to be made, and that's a big plus

(“...They can sing and fly with us...”)

 

Balloon to the moon (“...On unleaded tune...”)

Balloon to the moon (“...So everyone croon...”)

Balloon to the moon (“...We'll be there soon...”)

Balloon to the moon...

 

 

9..  Monkey’s Uncle

 

I'll be a monkey's uncle...

I'll be a monkey's uncle to my niece and nephew

And a gorilla or two, who live in a villa in the zoo

 

I'll be a monkey's uncle...

I'll be a monkey's uncle to my nephew and niece

And a coupla' chimpanzees, swingin' from my family trees

 

Ee-ee, oo-oo, ah-ah; it's a jungle out there

Ah-ah, oo-oo, ee-ee; I'll get by with my family's care

 

I'll be a monkey's uncle...

I'll be a monkey's uncle to an ape and baboonion

Our family reunion will be on the next full moon at the lagoonion

 

I'll be a monkey's uncle...

I'll be a monkey's uncle to put you at ease

Calling all primates if you please

My nephew, my niece and you

 

 

 

10.  Jubilee

 

Hey boys and girls!  It’s jubilee time!

 

Come with me there will be a jubilee

We will sing our favorite song

Fun is easy as 1-2-3

If you please do hum along…

 

There will be laughter, and

After that some smiles

Then in your memory

A jubilee goes on for miles

 

Jubileedle-oodle-oo

 

From start to end

You will be my best friend

Let’s play our favorite game

Our hearts beating happily again and again

When we get to sing our party’s name

 

Sing with me:

 

Jubilee, Jubilee, Jubilee

Sunny sky and puffy cloud

Jubilee, Jubilee, Jubilee

Let me hear you sing it loud

 

Jubilee…

 

Birds whistle in the breeze

Leaves glowing on the trees

Life flowing on with ease

 

…Jubilee!

 

 

11.  That Craaaaazy Freckle

 

What’s that little speck

Travelin’ ‘cross my leg

It’s That Craaaaazy Freckle

 

Don’t want to speculate

But he’s up to somethin’ great

He’s not lazy, he’s successful…

‘Cuz he’s That Craaaaaazy Freckle

 

Yeah, I’m the Freckle; just don’t confuse me with that weird mole.

 

 

12.  Riding Away

 

I’m gonna jump on my horse, I’m gonna ride far away

Take you with me of course—hey darlin’, what do you say?

 

Up in the saddle we’re safe, out on the trail we ride

Me on my steed, you on your pony, travellin’ side-by-side

 

I close my eyes and I dream

About the places we’ll go

There’s no such thing as a clock

There’s neither fast nor slow

The only important thing’s

That we’re together and riding away

 

We dig the view from the cliff, the secrecy of the gorse

It gives us both quite a lift, alone on our pony and horse

 

Out to the sunset we ride, Hollywood endings abound

You can bet that we have tried the other escapes around

 

I close my eyes and I dream

About the places we’ll go

There’s no such thing as a clock

There’s neither fast nor slow

The only important thing’s

That we’re together and riding away

 

Getting away from it all

Out on a gallop and trot

I say “Giddyup y’all” and

“Give it all you got”

© Dave Jay Gerstein