2015 Demos

by Jerry Chapman

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released January 19, 2015

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Track Name: Another Heartbeat (12/21/15)
Who wants to share their fears on Christmas Eve
Who wants to count the years it's taken them to finally
Believe in love and a snowman that won't go away
Believe in love and an open door policy

Everywhere I go I see the sun arise and then it dies
Everywhere I go I hear the light of day
Everywhere I go I watch another heartbeat

Righting the wrongs before they find you out
You don't belong in this world until you learn to open up and
Shout out loud a message to the ones adored
Shout it out to all the ones who came before

Everywhere I go I see the sun arise and then it dies
Everywhere I go I hear the light of day
Everywhere I go I watch another heartbeat

You don't think there's a remedy for the pain
You don't believe in ghosts or love's remains
You don't believe in...

Everywhere I go I see the sun the sun arise and then it dies
Everywhere I go I hear the light of day
Everywhere I go I watch another heartbeat
Everywhere I go I see the sun the sun arise and then it dies
Everywhere I go I hear the light of day
Everywhere I go I watch another heartbeat
Track Name: The Curse of Grace (12/13/15)
Give me one good reason to forgive
Give me one good reason you'd even mention the idea
From where I stand I stand, it doesn't seem like I should
What I have planned won't turn into something good

I wanna take you higher, I wanna take you high
I wanna take you higher, I wanna see you do something more, something more than just give it a try

That's the curse of grace
We're starting to die in 100 different ways
But it's not the end of days
Let me tell you friend, it'll never be too late

I'm getting good at treason, I believe
Doesn't matter what the season, just sit & wait & see
I know what you mean, but it doesn't mean I will
From what I've seen, it'll be a while, be a while until

I wanna take you higher, I wanna take you high
I wanna take you higher, I wanna see you do something more, something more than just give it a try

That's the curse of grace
We're starting to die in 100 different ways
But it's not the end of days
Let me tell you friend, it'll never be too late

- harmonica -

That's the curse of grace
We're starting to die in 100 different ways
But it's not the end of days
Let me tell you friend, it'll never be too late
Track Name: Other Plans (12/6/15)
Of course I'm scared
But I'll live to write another day
We are never quite prepared
But we put the ball into play
We wait and hope and wish for better things
We'd give our lives to see what the future brings

For fortune or for chance
We choose to take the middle road
But God has other plans
We push 'em back, but still we know
There's a place where we could be
It is not safe, but Lord knows we'll be free

Before too long
We stop and change the way we were
Until we're too far gone
We change our minds, don't know for sure
We laugh and cry and pray for better days
We'd give our lives to find a better way

For fortune or for chance
We choose to take the middle road
But God has other plans
We push 'em back, but still we know
There's a place where we could be
It is not safe, but Lord knows we'll be free

- play that harmonica, boy -

We laugh and cry and pray for better days
We'd give our lives to find a better way

For fortune or for chance
We choose to take the middle road
But God has other plans
We push 'em back, but still we know
There's a place where we could be
It is not safe, but Lord knows we'll be free
Track Name: Shadows of Men (11/29/15)
The ghost of last summer took a dive overboard
So the haunts will stay empty from the bars to the shore
You go riches to rags, you're tattered & torn
It don't matter if you choose to believe it

Every fire loses color and changes to ember
And we all try to bring back the spirit of September
As you're reading the rules, you'd do well to remember
It don't matter if you choose to receive it

So shutter all the windows, there's a storm comin' in
You've tethered your fears, like being born again
Some are orphans, some are widows, some are shadows of men
When you're stranded in a field of dust, don't know where it all ends

You're looking for answers where they don't belong
You're just searching for someone with a title to your song
Disappearing in the distance, it won't be long
It don't matter how you choose to perceive it

So shutter all the windows, there's a storm comin' in
You've tethered your fears, like being born again
Some are orphans, some are widows, some are shadows of men
When you're stranded in a field of dust, don't know where it all ends

The ghost of last summer wants back in the game
But a distant faded memory is all that remains
It's the saddest of days when they misplace your name
It don't matter if you choose to believe it
Track Name: Fall Down Dreaming (11/22/15)
The rain hasn't fallen for 7 days
And I don't know how we ended up this way
And I waited for someone to take my place
By the end of he night, we've been erased

After all the promises
After all the tears
After all the broken wishes
We ended up here

We wake up screaming and we don't know why
We fall down dreaming, kicking the stars from the early morning sky
You take it all in, you've got nothing left to prove
Before you begin, you confess your sins from the corner of your room

The doubts you have won't change your mind
And you'll see it through, all in good time
It might be a while before you find
But it's not your style, do I need to remind you

Before you finally walk away
Before you break down
Before you've had your chance to say
I plan to be around

We wake up screaming and we don't know why
We fall down dreaming, kicking the stars from the early morning sky
You take it all in, you've got nothing left to prove
Before you begin, you confess your sins from the corner of your room

some sort of rippin' solo

We wake up screaming and we don't know why
We fall down dreaming, kicking the stars from the early morning sky
You take it all in, you've got nothing left to prove
Before you begin, you confess your sins from the corner of your room

We wake up screaming and we don't know why
We fall down dreaming, kicking the stars from the early morning sky
Track Name: Watching, Waiting (10/24/15)
When the day is at its end
Where will you go, my friend, and do you think you'll like it
When the green has turned to gold
And all the stories that you told come out of hiding
Watching, waiting

When they all say, "hit the brakes"
Do you have what it takes to keep them moving
As the moon fades to the sun
Will they ask if you're the one, and where have you been
Watching, waiting

Before this song is over
Are you tempted to take cover, or are you satisfied
Like the river runs upstream
And the sleep destroys the dream, it keeps you paralyzed
Watching, waiting

And if this really is the start
Of something bigger, near your heart
I think you'd better take note
Of what is good and what is good and what is true
And what is right in front of you
And never lose hope
Watching, waiting
Track Name: Nothing But Gone (10/8/15)
Slow it down, kid
Do you think it makes a difference if you write another song
Look what you did
You set out on a journey, but you're just nothing but gone
Thought you'd find it
The story of your life, how could you be so wrong

But when the nighttime turns to day
I will try to change my ways
We'll tear it down and build it back
Everything in place
And when the work we've done is through
I'll take the time to simply be with you

In the evening
When you were all together, I was on the road
When I'm leaving
What I'm really thinking is I don't wanna go alone
Please believe me
There's nothing more important than the ones you leave at home

But when the nighttime turns to day
I will try to change my ways
We'll tear it down and build it back
Everything in place
And when the work we've done is through
I'll take the time to simply be with you

But when the nighttime turns to day
I will try to change my ways
We'll tear it down and build it back
Everything in place
And when the work we've done is through
I'll take the time to simply be with you

Slow it down, kid
Do you think it makes a difference if you write another song
Track Name: Get On It (10/5/15)
Some things, they just can't wait
You put it off, it's gonna be too late
Ain't no need, don't procrastinate

Get on up when there's work to do
Or make a list, put it right in plain view
Only one to make a difference is you

Get on it, get on it

Sometimes you might need a reminder
Or put your chores in a loose-leaf binder
Finish up, then there's time to be kinder

No sports until you finish your school work
A good idea, it's all in the rule book
Then you can dance, maybe do the cool jerk

Get on it, get on it

Did you hear how I played that solo
I didn't wait and I didn't do it slo-mo
I gave it all my get up and go-go

Get on it, get on it
Track Name: Built for Something Bigger (9/27/15)
v1:
Keep in mind that the things you find
Might not necessarily be true
Know, of course, what's mine is yours
And what's me just might be you
You're under the gun, but you follow the sun
From the daytime to the night
You show your cards, this is gonna be hard
But it sure is worth the fight

ch:
We were built for something bigger
Bigger than this world
We were built for something bigger
Just you & me, girl
We were built for something bigger
Bigger than this world
We were built for something bigger

v2:
Play the game, don't act the same
They're watching every move
Follow me down to the edge of town
You've got nothing left to prove
You've got your pride, but the things you hide
Will be the things you need
You try to talk, but the ones that walk
Are the ones you won't believe

ch:
We were built for something bigger
Bigger than this world
We were built for something bigger
Just you & me, girl
We were built for something bigger
Bigger than this world
We were built for something bigger

- sax solo -

- horn fantasy -

v3:
We sit in the dark 'til we see a spark
Bring the nighttime to the day
We try to climb, but we only rewind
Our lives, it's the only way
In the end we'll see if we disagree
That it all starts to make sense
You gotta pick a side, can't ride the divide
Gotta get up off that fence

ch:
We were built for something bigger
Bigger than this world
We were built for something bigger
Just you & me, girl
We were built for something bigger
Bigger than this world
We were built for something bigger

- repeat -
Track Name: Myself Again (9/20/15)
I've been talking to myself again
I've been talking to myself and other men
Never say the things I thought I would say
I've been talking to myself again

Liar - Liar
Liar - Liar

I've been talking to myself again
I've been talking to myself and other men
Never say the things I thought I would say
I've been talking to myself again

Liar - Liar
Liar - Liar

I've been talking to myself again
I've been talking to myself and other men
Never thought I'd have it any other way
I've been talking to myself again

Liar - Liar
Liar - Liar
Liar - Liar
Liar - Liar
Track Name: The City Streets, the Boulevards, the Avenues (9/13/15)
Boston is glowing in the springtime and magic in the winter
Lost worlds and paradise, in the meantime, will last until September

And all those little things you do keep me following you
Through the city streets, the boulevards & the avenues
And Karen, I will care for you when the sky is blue
But when our world turns grey, I won't run away

My Jesus looks down from the skyline, and the Staten Island Ferry
All the kings and all the clowns will bide their time, at least 'til January

And all those little things you do keep me following you
Through the city streets, the boulevards & the avenues
And Karen, I will care for you when the sky is blue
But when our world turns grey, I won't run away

- cue the orchestra -

That sweet sound keeps running through my mind like the train that takes me southbound
You run around enough and you will find your world becomes a ghost town

And all those little things you do keep me following you
Through the city streets, the boulevards & the avenues
And Karen, I will care for you when the sky is blue
But when our world turns grey, I won't run away
credits
Track Name: Drinking with Ed (9/7/15)
V1:
There's a shelf in a closet in the house where you lived
You put a bottle up top but I couldn't say when
I don't know if you tried it, but I sure know that I did
Did you take a shot before you left on your heavenly trip

Ch:
I remember your smile and the gleam in your eye
And the time you and Evelyn told me goodbye
All the things that you did, and the things that you said
I'm just glad I finally got to go drinking with Ed

V2:
The rules of the house didn't mention the drink
And I never did ask, didn't know what you didn't think
Did you ever let the fire water run down your throat
When the angels start singing, the devil takes note

Ch:
I remember your smile and the gleam in your eye
And the time you and Evelyn told me goodbye
All the things that you did, and the things that you said
I'm just glad I finally got to go drinking with Ed

V3:
Take a shot when I'm lonely, and a sip when I miss you
Not ashamed to admit I pretend that I'm with you
I raise a toast and a prayer in a church parking lot
Got a sneaking suspicion that you're drinking with God

Ch:
I remember your smile and the gleam in your eye
And the time you and Evelyn told me goodbye
All the things that you did, and the things that you said
I'm just glad I finally got to go drinking with Ed
Track Name: Forgotten, But Not Gone (8/30/15)
Walking on the air
The county fair
Not far behind

Call another bluff
Your such & such
Reason or rhyme

Floating through, don't act surprised
Vanish right before your eyes
Forgotten, but not gone

We can over come
Can be the ones
To disappear

You don't seem to mind
We all rewind
From year to year

Floating through, don't act amazed
Vanish by the end of days
Forgotten, but not gone

You don't understand
Don't want to land
To touch the ground

Watching, waiting still
This is for real
This is the sound

Floating through, don't act surprised
Vanish right before your eyes
Forgotten, but not gone
Track Name: The Shadows Tonight (8/24/15)
V1:
I can't see in the dark
But I know there's a spark
So let's light it up, light it up
I can show you the way
But before light of day
We will fire it up, fire it up

Ch:
Leave the light on in the corner
I don't feel the need to warn you
We're in the shadows tonight
The shadows tonight
Leave the light on in the corner

V2:
Not sure why you're worried
We ain't in no hurry
Let's light it up, light it up
Before this night is through
We'll be one, me & you
We will fire it up, fire it up

Ch:
Leave the light on in the corner
I don't feel the need to warn you
We're in the shadows tonight
Leave the light on in the corner

V3:
I can't see in the dark
But I know there's a spark
So let's light it up, light it up

Ch:
Leave the light on in the corner
I don't feel the need to warn you
We're in the shadows tonight
The shadows tonight

Ch:
Leave the light on in the corner
I don't feel the need to warn you
We're in the shadows tonight
The shadows tonight
Track Name: Let Go of the Mountain (8/17/15)
Let go of the mountain, leave it behind
Leave it there for the ones coming next
Let go of the things that would drag you straight down
To the center of the wreckage

We all deserve the sun on our faces
We all deserve to fly
We're always looking for the safest of spaces
The safest of places to give it a try

Let go of the mountain, leave it behind
Leave it there for the ones coming next
Let go of the things that would drag you straight down
To the center of the wreckage

So if time is the healer of all of our wounds
Then success is the starting gun
We're always looking for the coziest tombs
The noisiest ruins to which we can run

Let go of the mountain, leave it behind
Leave it there for the ones coming next

We gotta kick off the dirt to make it work
Kick off the dirt to crawl
We're always looking for new ways to get hurt
New ways to get burnt, new ways to fall

Let go of the mountain, leave it behind
Leave it there for the ones coming next
Let go of the things that would drag you straight down
To the center of the wreckage

Say hello to the valleys, the plains & the fields
Make a way for the ones coming next
Hello to the things that will help to reveal
The beauty of the wreckage
Track Name: A Dog Named Doo (8/10/15)
Mystery abounds
Release the hound
Driving town to town
In a super psychedelic van

Better watch your back
Look out for scooby traps
Monsters will attack
But you will catch them if you can

You don't stop to ask
You just rip off their masks
Meddling in their evil tasks
Put an end to all their plans
You will catch them if you can
In a super psychedelic van
Track Name: Because We Are (8/3/15)
Verse 1:
It's all that easy, it's all that hard
Was the last thing she said as she climbed on board
The flight to take her halfway around the world

Verse 2:
She'd take it all back, the truth be told
But what she did she'll never know
That's how we find ourselves lost on an unmarked road

Chorus:
I am because we are
I am because we are

Verse 3:
When the time is right she will make her move
All the thrills in the night won't be enough
She'll find before too long she ain't bulletproof

Chorus:
I am because we are
I am because we are
I am

Bridge:
She fell in love with forward motion
And she learned to live with change
She never stops her hoping that life gets better every day
She learned to guard her blindside
But life remained the same
But she's pretty sure that she will find her way

Verse 4:
It's all that easy, it's all that hard
Was the last I heard as the sky went dark

Chorus:
I am because we are
I am because we are
I am
Track Name: You Gotta Move (7/26/15)
I got no rhyming skills
I got cholesterol pills
I got a house on the hill -- I'm in Asheville

They got no traffic stops
So they don't need no cops
I just don't wanna stop -- but I will

But then I'll start again
Just like your long-lost friend
And we'll all win in the end -- or will we

You could choose to lose
But we all need an excuse
And we're all living proof -- just like Billy

Idol or Clinton
We're all liable and then some
Some say the Bible is winsome -- but really

It might be a bit harder
Just like walking on water
No one gives their daughter -- that's silly

You got to move to the right
To be out of sight

The waves & the river
Lord, help me deliver
The takers & givers -- to wonder

We ain't takin' our time
But we are takin' some rhymes
I like to win on the water -- not under

If the rights could be wronged
If the sings could be songed
You don't have to belong -- to the right crowd

Just say yes, ain't no maybe
This just ain't no Vegas, baby
All the people will sway me, on nine clouds

You got to move to the right
To be out of sight
You got to move to the left
To be like the rest
You got to move up & down
To look like a clown
You gotta move

The afternoon aches
Some people say, "thems the breaks"
May we learn from mistakes -- just like textbooks

From the science labs
We got Madonna & Babs
The dream I just had -- and my last looks

I'm lounging in the green room
The kids will be here soon
No one promised the moon -- use your fishhooks

You got to move to the right
To be out of sight
You got to move to the left
To be like the rest
You got to move up & down
To look like a clown
You gotta move

I just don't wanna stop -- but I will
Track Name: Plastic & Love (7/20/15)
She likes to live on the edge of the eye of the storm
She likes to live, but she never asked to be born

And all those shady Mondays shine like diamonds in her mind
It'll take a month of Sundays for her to walk the line

She's built a life of plastic & love
But it will not be enough

We're on our way to somewhere that might not exist
It's time to pay the piper & friends on our list

Every time I close my eyes, I swear I hear her call
It shouldn't come as a surprise, I'm heading for a fall

She's built a life of plastic & love
But it will not be enough

Won't be enough to save her from mistakes she has made
Won't be enough to dig her from her dirty shallow grave
Is there enough to find our way

She'd take it back, if she thought it would do any good
Fall in the trap, but I'm just not sure if I could

We wait until the coast is clear, but our hearts will fool us all
We trade the things we hold so dear, just listening for the call

She's built a life of plastic & love
But it will not be enough
Track Name: When the Beat Drops on Black River (7/13/15)
Look around you, all you see is sunshine
Sunshine & tears
Walk around the world to see what you find
Throughout the years

When the beat drops, when the beat drops on black river
I pray, my Lord, this sound to deliver me home

When the tide is rolling in, you're rolling out
To greet the day
Shut out the lights and try to think about
A better way

When the beat drops, when the beat drops on Black River
I pray, my Lord, this sound to deliver me home
When the heat drops, when the heat drops on Black River
I pray, my Lord, I pray to shake & shiver

See the night is closing in on you, my friend
So take a bow
All the things you used to know, you let 'em go
They're an illusion to you now

When the beat drops, when the beat drops on Black River
I pray, my Lord, this sound to deliver me home
When the heat drops, when the heat drops on Black River
I pray, my Lord, I pray to shake & shiver

When the beat drops, when the beat drops on Black River
When the beat drops, when the beat drops on Black River
Track Name: Summer, That's All (6/22/15)
No air beneath us
No air between us
Nowhere inside us
No one to guide us

Waiting for someone to fall
Watching for summer, that's all
Watching & waiting, anticipating
Your love for the sake of the call

No time to walk out
No rhyme for fall out
No one to guide us

Waiting for someone to fall
Watching for summer, that's all
Watching & waiting, anticipating
Your love for the sake of the call

Once more with feeling
One last beginning

Waiting for someone to fall
Watching for summer, that's all
Watching & waiting, anticipating
Your love for the sake of the call
Track Name: The Late Arrivals (6/15/15)
Let's hear it for the late arrivals
Comin' in strong like a wave so tidal
Keep it hid like a veil so bridal

Let's hear it for the new additions
Writing songs like they're on a mission
Sitting hoping waiting wishing

Let's hear it for after midnight
Walking home alone in soft light
Play it quiet, you destroy the stagefright

Let's hear it for a life in pictures
1,000 friends & 6 well-wishers
The space between a lie & scripture

Let's hear it for the late arrivals
Let's hear it for the late arrivals
Let's hear it for the late arrivals
Let's hear it for the late arrivals
Track Name: Dancin' in the Summer Sun (6/8/15)
We got our sleeping bags, moonshine in a mason jar
Windows down, rolling in a borrowed car
A book of songs and an army of old guitars
Just a week ago, I thought I might come undone
Now we're dancin' in the summer sun

I don't mind the heat, I don't mind the crowds
Yeah, I dig all the tunes, even though we get too loud
Don't spend too much time wondering what it's all about
We were up all night, but we've only just begun
Dancin' in the summer sun
Dancin' in the summer sun

Come all ye faithful
We ain't no angels
So keep your glass full

Hope your mind's made up, there ain't no turning back
Having too much fun never caused a heart attack*
I'll be "Ruby Tuesday," you can be "Paint It Black"
You know it's what you want, it's what you need in the long run
Dancin' in the summer sun
Dancin' in the summer sun
Dancin' in the summer sun

*apologies to John Entwistle
Track Name: 100 to 50 (6/1/15)
Got 100 days 'til I'm middle-aged
Another memory, another dog-eared page
Another man on the street saying "why you gotta act this way"

So I try to remember all the friends I've seen
The things I did & the places I've been
And I write it all down for a song I'll never sing

So I count from 100 to 50
Prepare myself for the downhill slide
I sure hope that you will be with me
Along for the ride

Got 100 days 'til I start the climb
Another memory, I might need a reminder
Another sorry young man going rounds with Father Time

So I pack it all up for the trip ahead
All the things that I'll say, not the things I have said
All the ghosts from the past are just echoes in my head

So I count from 100 to 50
Prepare myself for the downhill slide
I sure hope that you will be with me
Along for the ride

Got 100 days to learn to fly straight
Give it all up, but I think that I'll wait
Another man on the street saying "why you gotta act this way"

So I count from 100 to 50
Prepare myself for the downhill slide
I sure hope that you will be with me
Along for the ride
Along for the ride
Track Name: Shake Away the Dust 5/20/15)
Did you even see
Did you even see what hit you
You can let it be
You can let it be if they let you

It shouldn't be so hard to find
All you gotta do is change your mind

Shake away the dust
Peel off the cobwebs
There's still a little life left inside
And cry if you must
But don't let it stop you
It's time to dig a grave for your foolish pride
-- Before it all fades away
-- Before it turns to rust
Shake away the dust

You keep holding on
You keep holding on for dear life
Watching 'til it's gone
Watch 'til it's gone like a landslide

It shouldn't be so hard to find
All you gotta do is change your mind

Shake away the dust
Peel off the cobwebs
There's still a little life left inside
And cry if you must
But don't let it stop you
It's time to dig a grave for your foolish pride
-- Before it all fades away
-- Before it turns to rust
Shake away the dust

You're not really lost
You're not even lost, we can find you
Did you count the cost
Does it take a lot to remind you

It shouldn't be so hard to find
All you gotta do is change your mind

Shake away the dust
Peel off the cobwebs
There's still a little life left inside
And cry if you must
But don't let it stop you
It's time to dig a grave for your foolish pride

Shake away the dust
Peel off the cobwebs
There's still a little life left inside
And cry if you must
But don't let it stop you
It's time to dig a grave for your foolish pride
-- Before it all fades away
-- Before it turns to rust
Shake away the dust
Track Name: Watching the Temperature Rise (5/17/15)
The bubble wrap has claimed my head
There's a sweaty figure on my bed
And a sexy nurse that says I'll be alright
Don't want to hear the sound I sing
Don't feel like doing anything
If I had to run a mile I think I'd cry

Watching the temperature rise
Watching the temperature rise

You'd think the sleep would do me good
Got 18 hours under the hood
But I need a nap to recover from my nap
And it seems that I can barely stand
Like some singers from my favorite bands
The route from bed to bath is full of traps

Watching the temperature rise
Watching the temperature rise

Starting to feel like a man again
A solid 3 on a scale to 10
Another day, I'll be bouncing off the walls
The pills & powders all add up
Enough to fill the Stanley Cup
And by the way, this song was brought to you by Halls

Watching the temperature rise
Watching the temperature rise
Watching the temperature rise
Watching the temperature rise
Track Name: All This Pressure (3/16/15)
Pressure, all this pressure, all this pressure
Threatening to pop
Higher, floating higher, ever higher
'Til it reaches the top
Dying, feel like dying, feel like crying
Some days it never stops

Blowing across the room
Lives exploded far too soon
Trying to make it to the moon
Then just gone

Waiting, simply waiting, this is grating
On some nerves
Looking for a reason, for a season
To return
Watching as the clock ticks, all the artists
Start to turn

Blowing across the room
Lives exploded far too soon
Trying to make it to the moon
Then just gone
Then just gone
Then just gone

Pressure, all this pressure, all this pressure
Threatening to pop

Blowing across the room
Lives exploded far too soon
Trying to make it to the moon
Then just gone
Track Name: Waiting on You to Fall (3/8/15)
Lightning strikes once, then disappears
We keep holding back the years
I can dry your tears, but I can't keep…

Waiting on you to fall in love
-- Waiting on you to fall --
Waiting on you to fall in love

It's too long, you're too gone, you're off to roam
Everybody needs to be alone
I can be your home, but I can't keep…

Waiting on you to fall in love
-- Waiting on you to fall --
Waiting on you to fall in love

There's beauty when you're angry
But I can't wait another day
Let me show you how it can be

We keep holding back the years
I can dry your tears, but I can't keep…

Waiting on you to fall in love
-- Waiting on you to fall --
Waiting on you to fall in love
Track Name: Monroe Street (2/22/15)
The stores are all closed
And everybody knows
We'd better start praying if we want it to snow

The kids are in bed
We all called ahead
We might change our minds, but we'd just be lying instead
Lying instead

No one argues with the heat down on Monroe St.
We just sleep & repeat, sleep & repeat
No one argues with the heat down on Monroe St.
We just sleep & repeat
Sleep, sleep & repeat

We've all got our dreams
But these days it seems
That there's just too much war in between

But all in good time
What's yours could be mine
We might change our minds, but we'd just be crossing the line
Crossing the line

No one argues with the heat down on Monroe St.
We just sleep & repeat, sleep & repeat
No one argues with the heat down on Monroe St.
We just sleep & repeat
Sleep, sleep & repeat

'til the words come out right
'til we're holding on tight
Watching fireworks fly in the middle of the night
And we'll brace for the storm
It's like being reborn

We've all got our dreams
But these days it seems
That there's just too much war in between

No one argues with the heat down on Monroe St.
We just sleep & repeat, sleep & repeat
No one argues with the heat down on Monroe St.
We just sleep & repeat
Sleep, sleep

No one argues with the heat down on Monroe St.
We just sleep & repeat, sleep & repeat
No one argues with the heat down on Monroe St.
We just sleep & repeat
Sleep, sleep & repeat
Track Name: Bar at the Beach (2/15/15)
I was warm the other day
But I had to fly away
Now I'm stuck inside, it's just too damn cold
I was running in the sun
Now I've nearly come undone
Here's what I'm thinking, if I might be so bold

I wanna get back to the bar at the beach
I don't even mind the drum machines
Or that piña colada that's slightly out of reach
I wanna get back to the bar at the beach

I had a beer with Amie
Or was it Melissa, maybe?
But Lola was nowhere to be found
And there was lots of Buffett
But I decided not to hoof it
With my feet planted squarely on sandy ground

I wanna get back to the bar at the beach
I don't even mind the drum machines
Or that piña colada that's slightly out of reach
I wanna get back to the bar at the beach

I don't mind the humidity
It's not the heat, it's the stupidity
From sea to shining sea
That's where I want to be

I wanna get back to the bar at the beach
I don't even mind the drum machines
Or that piña colada that's slightly out of reach
I wanna get back to the bar
I might even take my guitar
I wanna get back to the bar at the beach
Track Name: Greensleeves (2/5/15)
Merry Christmas from a friend
Well, yes I do, every now & then
I'd like to, but not tonight
Need to be home 'fore the morning light

I'm playing in church, a good little boy
Gonna help the people spread the Christmas joy
But what to my wandering eyes appear
God's gift to earth that lasts throughout the year

Greensleeves with bells & strings
Just might be my favorite Christmas theme
Guitar is tuned, bells shine like gold
And in my case is something waiting to be rolled

I'm playing in church, a good little boy
Gonna help the people spread the Christmas joy
But what to my wandering eyes appear
God's gift to earth that lasts throughout the year

I snuck it in, I'll sneak it out
Gonna have a laugh as the years go by, without a doubt
God's laughing, too, He's smiling down
I built a garden for your joy, the whole year 'round

I'm playing in church, a good little boy
Gonna help the people spread the Christmas joy
But what to my wandering eyes appear
God's gift to earth that lasts throughout the year
Track Name: Back Alley Betrayal (1/28/15)
Salt of the earth, got salt in my wounds
Took me a long time to realize
Been here before, but you're gone too soon
Vanished to smoke right before my eyes

Watched the taillights, heard the tires squeal
Sometime just before midnight
Saw you with him, don't understand the appeal
Nothing about this is alright

By the light of the dash
I'll fight for you tooth & nail
When young lovers crash
You get a back alley betrayal

How in the hell did this happen to you?
Did he treat you like a little princess?
Do you lie to yourself when you're being untrue?
Just how deep are you in this?

Something inside says you'll never come back
Something else says you might
Give me some time while I plan my attack
Nothing about this is alright

By the light of the dash
I'll fight for you tooth & nail
When young lovers crash
You get a back alley betrayal

- harp solo -

Salt of the earth, got salt in my wounds
Took me a long time to realize
Been here before, you've been gone too soon

By the light of the dash
I'll fight for you tooth & nail
When young lovers crash
You got a back alley betrayal

By the light of the dash
I'll fight for you tooth & nail
When young lovers crash
You got a back alley betrayal
Track Name: Reason to Return (1/19/15)
Everybody's waiting
Everybody's waiting for a sign to take a step
Lookin' for a better day, an easy way, but it ain't happened yet

We're all wanting someone
We're all bored and lonely, though we mostly hide it well
Giving up a heart of stone, when we're alone, sometimes it's hard to tell

We put our heads before our hearts
Will we ever learn
We're lost and lookin' for a reason, a reason to return

Sometimes when no one's watching
We take the chance to change the world, or at least our little room
Lighten up the darkest day, show me the way, it can't come too soon

Someday when we're older
Someday when we're wiser, or maybe when we're not
I'll open up my heart to you, it's the least I can do, when it was all my fault

We put our heads before our hearts
Will we ever learn
We're lost and lookin' for a reason, a reason to return

We make the best excuses
We take the time to make them up when we're feeling weak and proud
Lookin' for a better way, a brighter day, it could happen now

We put our heads before our hearts
Will we ever learn
We shouldn't always need a reason, a reason to return