Long Drive Home

You could say the party’s over, when the guests begin to stink
Sure to be some fine hell tomorrow, someone’s had too much to drink
When did it start to end? Some wounds are hard to mend
I fear it won’t be long, my dear… until somebody cries
If I get your hat and goat, will you make your goodbyes?
There’s still that long drive home until we say goodnight
There’s still that long drive home for us to make it right

I turn on the radio… You say “put it on the news”
Tell the truth, I prefer some music, (but) why should the driver choose?
Not all in love is fair… When did you cease to care?
So, we tumble down the highway, the tank is full with gas
All I see ahead is darkness, someone wants to pass
There’s still that long drive home until we say goodnight
There’s still that long drive home for us to make it right

You call me a bastard, I’ll call you a bitch
I could let you off right here… Yonder there’s a ditch
Should we go on like this? We never seem to learn
There’s oncoming lights ahead, I could take a turn

There’s still that long drive home until we say goodnight
There’s still that long drive home until we say goodnight
There’s still that long drive home, make sure the seatbelt’s tight.
There’s still that long drive home until we say goodnight

I Can’t Remember, I Can’t Forget

So close to touch like a distant star
You do seem familiar, whoever you are
A constant reminder  of what I can’t recall
I’m not sure what happened at all
I drift, I fade, I become awake
You can not give what I won’t take
When the mist clears and the fog has come
You  can’t escape what I’m running from

Flames that are cold, ice that is hot, lies that seem right, truth that is not
I was so happy, I was so upset, I can’t remember, I can’t forget,
I can’t remember, I can’t forget

In all this darkness is a blinding light
I close my eyes and you come into sight
While I’m not ready for this kind of emotion
To you I give everlasting devotion
Sometime soon, maybe yesterday
I need you to stay, no, you must go away
Always on my mind, though we’ve never met
Sweet words of love that sound like a threat

Flames that are cold, ice that is hot, lies that seem right, truth that is not
There is no image on this T.V. set, I can’t remember, I can’t forget
I can’t remember, I can’t forget,  I can’t remember…

All I ever found that I wanted to do, was find a way to find a way to find you
All you reveal is hidden and then, all you reveal is hidden again
And must I say for whatever it’s worth, Nirvana might be right here on earth
I open a door and it is a wall, I get to that place where I’m nothing at all
Only to vanish without a trace, and appear in every place

Flames that are cold, ice that is hot, Lies that seem right, truth that is not
I win the prize, but I lose the bet , I can’t remember, I can’t forget
I can’t remember, I can’t forget, I can’t remember, I …
Flames that are cold, ice that is hot, lies that seem right, truth that is not
I can not wait, I’m not ready yet, I can’t remember, I can’t forget
I can’t remember, I can’t forget, I can’t remember…

I’m Not Your Donkey, Anymore

I got a new job, it’s much better than before
I got a new job, in fact, it pays a whole lot more
I got a new job, and my boss, she treats me swell
I got a new job, so I guess that you can go to hell

I never planned to fail, now I know the score
You can not pull my tail, I’m not your donkey anymore

I’ve got a new home, the architecture is unique
I got a new home, and the roof it doesn’t leak
I got a new home, even though I never finished school,
I got a new home with a driveway and a pool

The saddles off my back, it’s a relief, for sure
So you can carry your own pack, I’m not your donkey anymore

I got a new girl, and she looks out for me
I got a new girl, she keeps me company
I got a new girl, I’ve got to confess
I got a new girl, she looks pretty good in a dress
That problem with my brain, now that I’ve found the cure
Maybe you should take the train, I’m not your donkey anymore

I’ll show you, then you’ll see, no more donkey rides for free
It is true, I can do no more donkey rides, for you
Here I go, singing low, no more donkey rides, oh no
Anyway, can you say, no more donkey rides today?

Open Road (Louie Fleck and Brian Lowe)

Smoking Mary, dancing Mary, loving Mary, she’s so sweet
She make me want it like candy, gal, check for me, wantee, wantee
A different world and galaxy, a different you and me
There is plenty that the eyes don’t see
Away from their spaces, in all places

And I’ll be taking off on the open road, once again
And I’ll be taking off on the open road, oh yeah

They come to us so afraid to trust, the god and gods we lust towards
Warning signs are everywhere, land mines want to tear a love like this, so rare
In a moment of weakness, your caress it captured me
An old soul calling out, calling out, but eventually

I’ll be taking off on the open road, once again
And I’ll be taking off on the open road, oh yeah

I carry a piece of you, it passes through some place in this heart
Why should I have to wait, have to stop, when it feels so good to start
The night is still and falling, distant trumpets are calling, don’t you know?
These burdens I must be hauling, no more stalling, its time to go.

So I’ll be taking off on the open road, once again
And I’ll be taking off on the open road, oh my friend
So I’ll be taking off on the open road, once again
So  I’ll be taking off on the open road, yes my friend

Nuclear War (Rich N Famous, Brian Lowe)

I told my mommy to tell my dad it’s OK
To have a Nuclear War next week on Saturday
Cause all the kids on my block are comin’ to my Nuclear War

Let’s have a Nuclear War, I want a Nuclear  War
You need a Nuclear War, we need a Nuclear War

I told my teacher I’ve got enough on my mind
I don’t need her advice I’m getting along just fine
Don’t wanna go steady, I don’t want nothin’ but my Nuclear War

Let’s have a Nuclear War, I want a Nuclear  War
You need a Nuclear War, we need a Nuclear War

Milo (Brian Lowe) rap:
What am I do, what am I try, Dem tell me lie,
But this here pressure, you know I apply
And if you catch the ad lib and if you catch the slip
The thing that may just make you want to catch your grip
Nation after nation, Babylon ya burn down
Well I don’t think the people a go take that fe fun
See my Mom and over nine months I come
Well this here Rastaman come fe burn down Babylon (oh oh oh)

If all the people who live here under the sun
Would have a nukular war it would be so much fun
Then everybody could come together as one in a nuclear War

Let’s have a Nuclear War, I want a Nuclear War
You need a Nuclear War, we need a Nuclear War
You want a Nuclear War, you get a Nuclear War

I Don’t Believe You

I – I – I don’t believe you
I – I – I don’t believe you
I – I – I don’t know why
I – I – I got to leave you

When I catch you in a lie, do you need to see me cry?
Why don’t you say goodbye?
As you weave your tale, so I’ll be misled
Well that’s another book I wish that I had read
Now the earth is flat, then the sky is green
How can a friend of mine turn out to be so mean?

Star you say that shines, in the sky for me
I look and look some more, but, I have yet to see
Soon you’re coming home, then you’ve gone about
And you have made my bed a place to do without

Always on my mind as I sweep the floor
I hear the key go in and you unlock the door
Do I dare to ask? Maybe I should go?
One day you’ll wonder why… one day you’ll need to know…

I – I – I don’t believe you

She Might Say Yes (Ask Her To Dance)

She’s got love, love, love and now she’s alone
Nothing’s ever hurt so deep that I’ve ever known
So when you gonna make a move, it really comes down on you
Just pull her right into view and give her a home
‘Cause I think you’re a friend and I’ve really got to set you straight

Don’t dawdle when it comes to her, don’t you hesitate
You can’t stand too long on a ridge…
‘Cause the time that you lose is all the time that it takes

Go ahead and ask her to dance, go ahead and ask her to dance,
Go ahead and ask her to dance, she might say yes

Once she tried to catch your eye, but, you were asleep
If you don’t want her to say goodbye, you’d better learn this new beat
Would you show me how it goes?
It’s been here a long time since love ever got this near
If there’s love in the air, let her know while the coast is clear!

Go ahead and ask her to dance, go ahead and ask her to dance,
Go ahead and ask her to dance, she might say yes

She might say yes, she might say no,
She might say “Come and rock your lover easy and slow”
She might say no, she might say yes,
She might open up her heart and confess

About the love between a man and a woman,
Not the love between a boy and a girl
About how love, it makes me uneasy,
But, there’s not enough in my world

Think

Think fast, think fast, if you want to make it last
Think slow, think slow, if you want to watch it grow
Think hard, think hard, before you lay down your next card
Think true, think true, what is it that you need to do?

Think fast, think slow, think false, think true,
Think up, think down, think me, think you
Think you, think me, think black, think white,
Think strong, think weak, think wrong, right?

Think twice, think twice, before you fall, when you slip on the ice
Think up, think down and whatever it takes to come around
Think you, think me, speak up please, when you disagree
Think sky, sand and sea, think waves and clouds and eternity

Call the dance and sing the song if you want someone to sing along
You make decisions everyday, why should you care what others may say?

Think fast, think slow, think false, think true,
Think up, think down, think me, think you
Think you, think me, think black, think white,
Think strong, think weak, think wrong, right?

Think black, think white, day after day, dark into light
Think red, white and blue, ask not what your country can do
Think strong, think weak, when is it the best time to speak?
Think brave, long and true, and the thought will come to you
Think dim, think bright, what happens when you turn on the light?
Think dog, think cat, I bet you never thought you’d think about that
Think how, think why you might ever tell a lie
Think eye, think ear, and what it takes to make it clear

Not every smile belongs to a friend, not every road comes to an end
Not every target comes into sight, not every course you choose can be right

Think of what you need and can’t do without
Think of what you don’t care to think about
Think about time, think about space
Think about the things you’d rather not face
Think of what you felt and thought today
Think of all the things you didn’t get to say
Think about the forces that brought you here
Think until you think your thoughts are clear.

Better Than It Was

Better than it was, better than it was, better than it was
Better than it was, better than it was, a little bit better

In the morning, you can see a little sun
Does it mean that the storms are finally done?
A little ray of hope for a brand new day
Perhaps, some light is coming to guide us on our way
There are needs to be met, no time to pause,
Do what you can, you can help out in the cause
It’s a cruel cold world, and options are few, complain if you like or admire the view
A pebble in my shoe, what is that all about?
And the thorn in your side, how can we take it out?

A little bit better, better than it was, better than it was,
Better than it was, better than it was, better than it was, a little bit better

You may never get all you dream and wish
But give a man a pole and you might teach him how to catch a fish
Push too hard and you might make a big mistake
A good time for us now to take a little break

Eyes will fill and we have fears, but, there are reasons to dry those tears
In time we may come to untie the knot, be thankful now for what we’ve got

Better that it was, better than it was, a little bit better

Though our journey may not take us very far
As night falls surely you will know where you are
So take my hand and let us move along
And take a chance and sing this little song…

What else can you do? Try to make it through…

I Don’t Think So

Time to tie up some loose ends, clear away the mess surrounding me
It comes down to the details, details are all I can see
I haven’t found any short cuts, tried a little bit of give and take
After dinner comes dessert, I don’t want to make another mistake

Time to cut away the dead weight, I’ll be ready in a moment or two
My word is a very good promise, my word is good, what about you?
I won’t make (any) presumptions, personality got in the way
If you’re gonna start talking, make damn sure you’ve got something to say

Did you do what you said, what you said you would do
When you said what you said, what I thought was true?
Did you say what you said. or mis-say what you meant
When the truth became better than the lies you’d invent?

I don’t think so, you can not do that
‘Cause it all comes around again and again, yes it all comes around again

No making up and you don’t get a kiss
The tables have turned, I’ve been waiting for this
Sometimes you lose and sometimes I win
Now, you get to go where I have been
Time to take out the garbage, time to clean up the place where I live
I know that I will never forget, this is not the time to forgive

Maybe one day I will find the cure
For now I’ve changed all the locks on the door,
Go with the current in the sea below
Deeper than deep where the wind don’t blow

‘Cause it all comes around again & again, yes it all comes around again
‘Cause it all comes around again & again, yes it all comes around again
‘Cause it all comes around again & again, yes it all comes around again

Music Is The Message

I fought my way back, it’s too late ’cause I’m awake
It’s no small comfort, that the egg shell didn’t break
There’s danger all around, insecurity weighs me down
But there’s a place in town, on a road you need to take

How well you live your life, I can barely tell wrong from right
But, I know when I see the light, music is the message, music is the message
Out of sorts and out of place,
If you really want to help, would you turn up the bass!
Drum and bass in your face, music is the message now.

Until you’re on the track, this train ain’t coming back
You could dwell on what you lack, and end up with a throbbing pain
The station master sings… As to what the future brings,
Don’t be concerned with such things, like you ever could explain!

This battle you can’t win, to lose is no great sin
As long as you let me in, there’s faith and there’s slow healing
There’s a tune & there’s a beat and a dance step to repeat
And the moment is complete, when you get that feeling.

You try with all your might, I can barely tell wrong from right
But, I know when I see the light, music is the message, music is the message
What won’t heal, you can erase,   If U really want to help, turn up the bass!
Here is the time, now is the place! music is the message now

On your radio, there’s a curse, this chorus needs a (re)verse,
Don’t wait, it might get worse, some seeds: they grow dark flowers
You don’t know what you’ll find, there’s a party in your mind
The planets are aligned, show me your secret powers

How well you live your life, I can barely tell wrong from right
But, I know when I see the light, music is the message, music is the message
Before you blow a fuse, put on, put on your dancing shoes
You’ve got no time to lose, music is the message, music is the message

Can you break the daily grind? Can you leave the past behind?
The neighbors here, don’t mind, music is the message, music is the message

Future Feeling

I got a future feeling, and the past can’t stop me now
I got a future feeling, don’t ask me why, don’t ask me how
I got a future feeling, third times a charm, and that’s for sure
I got a future feeling, opportunities banging down the door

I used to worry, but, I’m not so worried now
I did my share of crying, but, I got over it somehow
And so much anger, I am surprised I didn’t blow
Into a million pieces, I had nowhere left to go

The worm had turned, I had been burned
I thought I had reached the end of the line
Open your heart and be (quite) certain….
If you show me yours, I will show you mine

I got a future feeling, all you have to do is look
I got a future feeling, that phone is ringing off the hook
I got a future feeling, would I take a message for you please?
I got a future feeling, you’ll see the forest and the trees
(spoken) I don’t need no crystal ball, I can see it all.

Hard To Find

You were very hard to find,
How could I know, I must’ve been blind
To think that I could hold you more than a moment
I don’t know how to pretend,
I don’t think we can just be friends
Not as long as I’m wrapped around your finger
Don’t tell me what’s brought this about
I see you now, from the side that is out
And I don’t have time to linger

Once you came into view, I felt something new
Do you really have to go?
Don’t you turn and run away,
There’s more that I need to say
Just call it love that you don’t knowÖ

You were very hard to find,
I couldn’t get you off of my mind
Don’t you think were getting any older?
In every face that I see, are your eyes looking through me
And from behind looking over my shoulder

Sometimes a fool would think he’s so smart,
When it comes to affairs of the heart
Oh, what a price to pay for wisdom!
So many nights and now alone,
I wish I could call you, bring you back home
And now I can’t get you out of my systemÖ

I may be hurt, but, I won’t despair,
It’s just pain, There’s a way to repair
Just call it love & that’s how it goes
You were very hard to find
You were very hard to find
You were very hard to find.

UFO

Toddler in his P.J.’s vanishedÖ few days ago
I simply can’t believe that boy got lost in the snow
His footprints stopped right there and left no trace
Something stinks ’round here and me thinks it comes from outer space

They’ve been keeping tabs on us, since who the Hell knows when
They don’t have antennas, they look like ordinary men
One day I saw them in that blue glowing light
But they’re pretty (damn) smart and they keep well out of sight

(CHORUS) It may be a secret, but it won’t be for long,
Documented sightings (now) in almost every state
No need to insult me or insist that I’m wrong
We better do something before it’s too late

I was taking some wood from out back of the shed
When I though I heard a cel phone, so (of course) I turned my head
It was a round gray disc, it weren’t no truck or no plane
Just because I take a drink or two, it don’t mean that I’m insane (CHORUS)

(BRIDGE) The government is acting like they don’t careÖ
Like they really don’t know what’s goin’ on up there
But those bureaucrats keepin’ files on “kooks” like me
Saying I’m a threat to the national security, but that’s ridiculous, I’m just trying to help!

I snuck up on that mothership when those bastards wasn’t around
All those lights and buttons and that damn annoying sound
Doctor Dentons layin’ on the floor, saw all I needed to see
I wasn’t gonna stay in there and let them get inside of me (CHORUS)

(end CHORUS) We got to take a stand, we got to make a defense
We got to move quickly, we got to spare no expense
We got to get some weapons if we want to stay free
I’m sayin’ that you got to take me seriously.
Here they come, no stopping them now!

Strangers On A Train (version 2)

You were always in a rush,
Always on your way off to somewhere
The whole thing started as a crush
But soon I found it hard when you were not there

Could it be we’ve grown apart?
I remember waiting on the platform
Now I don’t know what to do with my heart
It seems like the calm that comes before a big storm

So are we strangers, strangers, strangers on a train?
I can’t find the right words to say to you
We’ve become strangers, strangers on a train
For a moment, there I really thought I knew you,
Strangers on a train…

What was sunshine, turns to rain,
I fear a secret, somewhere, lurking in a shadow
So now we’re strangers on a train,
Lost in thought and staring out the window

Is there no hope here for repair?
What now is the path of least resistance?
You know that I still care
After we have traveled all this distance

I’ve made my share of mistakes
I was not aware we had reached a destination
Why must you apply the brakes?
Is someone waiting for you at the next station?

It’s been a long time coming on
Don’t think this journey’s got to end
What was right is simply gone
There’s trouble comin’ ëround the bend…