Sarah Jarosz Discography

Discography:
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Song Up In Her Head (2009)
Follow Me Down (2011)
Build Me Up From Bones (2013)
Undercurrent (2016)

Track Listings:
(all songs by Sarah Jarosz unless otherwise noted)
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Song Up In Her Head
 Song Up In Her Head
 Edge of a Dream
 Tell Me True
 Mansinneedof
 I Can't Love You Now
 Broussard's Lament
 Fischer Store Road
 Left Home
 Shankill Butchers (Colin Meloy)
 Can't Hide
 Long Journey
 Come On Up To The House (Thomas A Waits, Kathleen Brennan)
 Little Song

Follow Me Down
 Run Away
 Come Around
 Annabelle Lee
 Ring Them Bells (Bob Dylan)
 My Muse
 Floating in the Balance
 Old Smitty
 The Tourist (Thom Yorke)
 Here Nor There
 Gypsy
 Peace

Build Me Up From Bones
 Over the Edge
 Fuel the Fire
 Mile on the Moon
 Build Me up from Bones
 Dark Road
 Simple Twist of Fate (Bob Dylan)
 1,000 Things
 Gone Too Soon
 Anything Else
 The Book of Right-On
 Rearrange the Art

Undercurrent
 Early Morning Light
 Green Lights
 House of Mercy
 Everything to Hide
 Back of My Mind
 Comin' Undone
 Take Another Train
 Lost Dog
 Take Me Back
 Still Life
 Jacqueline

Lyrics:
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(Album titles preceded by ##, Song titles by --)

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Song Up In Her Head

--
Song Up In Her Head

The Virgin Mary
All dressed in blue
Sings 'My First Lover'
For an audience of two

New York boy
All dressed in black
Old leather boots
Old soles intact

Time moves forward
And time moves back
Like a mixed-up engineer
On an endless railroad track

Miles to go
From me to you
From a town that gets old
To the city that's new

This flame burns brighter
With every poem read
This bird flies higher
With a song up in her head

Time moves slow
And time moves fast
Oh the future now
Will soon be past

--
Edge of a Dream

Step to the left, step to the right
The middle of the floor, feels safe tonight
Dancing on, the edge of a dream
move in close, will I like what I see

Will I face it? Can I take it?
My soul out on the line
Will the spaces, just absorb me? Will the walls live my lies?

Smiling face, that no one really knows
Singin' bout the passion in my soul
Playin' it safe, move in time with the beat
Take a chance, learn a new dance

Almost eighteen, a real lady now
I'll keep tryin' to figure this life out, I wanna figure it out

Step to the left, step to the right
The middle of the floor, feels safe tonight

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Tell Me True

Do you think of me the way I think of you?
Do you hope for things most likely won't come true?
Do you dream of me like I dream of you?
Tell me darlin' please, tell me true
Tell me darlin' please, tell me true

Do you hum a little tune all day long?
Do you hear my name in the chorus of your song?
When you sing your song, does it make you feel brand new?
Tell me darlin' please, tell me true
Tell me darlin' please, tell me true

Do you wonder why we live and why we die?
Do you wonder why we laugh and why we cry?
Do you wonder why we dance and why we fall?
Tell me darlin', do you wonder these at all?
Tell me darlin', do you wonder these at all?

Like a child who can't go wait to go and play
I am waiting for love to come my way
Can we make this new love fit like an old shoe?
Tell me darlin' please, tell me true
Tell me darlin' please, tell me true
Tell me darlin' please, tell me true

--
Mansinneedof

[instrumental]

--
I Can't Love You Now

I can't love you now
There's no use wonderin' how
Just how long do I have to wait

I can dance your dance
If you'll give this love a chance
Laugh your way into romance, don't be afraid

And time moves on
And leaves me here all alone
Never felt this way before
I can't love you now

The years that lie between
Hold me back in time
And this heart of mine
Hasn't broken yet

We can sing and dance all night
But this heart still aches for a fight
The timings not quite right
Still I dream of you

And time moves on
And leaves me here all alone
Never felt this way before
I can't love you now

But I think I do

--
Broussard's Lament

Storm it did rage on the coastal shore
Winds blew so strong then the floods came on
People cried what took so long for hell - to come along

Answers came cheap at the break of dawn
Sound bites playin' on and on and on
They told us Thursday they would come
They told us Friday they would come
Saturday came and still the dying lived on

The missing ones were lost, not to be found
They paid the cost, you let them down
Well we said what can we do just to make - it up to you

Oh you can try to make this up to me
All I have is lost, not much to see
They told me Thursday they would come
They told me Friday they would come
Saturday's here and I'm trying find my home
Oh the time is here, time to find my home

--
Fischer Store Road

[instrumental]

--
Left Home

Left home
Two weeks gone by
Returned
The rosebuds had already given their time
Tonight
Public transportation's my private ride, yeah
But I
I've found my wings and I'm ready to fly
Some things in life are better left unknown
Or there would be no wonder, no why
But as I travel through the world
I want to give all those things a try, yeah
Left home

--
Shankill Butchers

Two, three, four...

The Shankill butchers ride tonight
You better shut your windows tight
They're sharpening their cleavers and their knives
And taking all their whiskey by the pint
'Cause everybody knows
If you don't mind your mother's words
A wicked wind will blow
Your ribbons from your curls
Everybody moan, everybody shake,
The Shankill butchers wanna catch you
Awake

They used to be just like me and you
They used to be sweet little boys
But something went horribly askew
Now killing is their only source of joy
'Cause everybody knows...

(repeat)

The Shankill butchers on the rise
They're waiting till the dead of night
They're picking at their fingers with their knives
And wiping off their cleavers on their thighs
'Cause everybody knows...

(repeat)

The Shankill butchers wanna catch you
The Shankill butchers wanna cut you
The Shankill butchers wanna catch you
Awake
Awake
Awake
Awake

--
Can't Hide

Away, away and find your true love
He's gone away, to find a new love

But he don't know, that he runs in vain
And you my dear, will find love again

She cried, come home, my darlin' true love
And you may find, that my heart's made up

And left me here, alone on my own
But through the tears, I know you'll come home

Around the well, this whole world
But you

At last, at last, he's back by her side
This story tells that true love can't hide

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Long Journey

I have just begun
A long journey that will run
The length and width of summer time
And the cool fall air will guide me home
Yea the cool fall air will blow me home

You'll be miles away
I want to go, but I wanna stay
The music beggin' me to go
But your love can guide me home
Yea your love can guide me home

Stary nights and summer sun
I think you just might be the one
With this mountain pass keep runnin' on
And I wonder if your love and guide me home
Oh yea I wonder if your love can guide me home

I have just begun
A long journey that will run
The length and width of summer time
And the cool fall air will blow me home
Oh love can guide me home
Oh yea, I wonder if your love can guide me home

--
Come On Up To The House

Well the moon is broken
And the sky is cracked
Come on up to the house
The only things that you can see
Is all that you lack
Come on up to the house

All your cryin don't do no good
Come on up to the house
Come down off the cross
We can use the wood
Come on up to the house

CHORUS
Come on up to the house
Come on up to the house
The world is not my home
I'm just a passin' thru
Come on up to the house

There's no light in the tunnel
No irons in the fire
Come on up to the house
And your singin lead soprano
In a junkman's choir
You gotta come on up to the house

Does life seem nasty, brutish and short
Come on up to the house
The seas are stormy
And you can't find no port
Come on up to the house

(Chorus)
there's nothin in the world
that you can do
you gotta come on up to the house
and you been whipped by the forces
that are inside you
come on up to the house
well you're high on top
of your mountain of woe
come on up to the house
well you know you should surrender
but you can't let go
you gotta come on up to the house
(Chorus)

--
Little Song

Fly a little higher than the rest
Make your journey last
Soar a little longer than the best
Leave your worries in the past

Said all I can say about this love I have for you
But I need you back so I can make those feelings feel brand new
You can sing a little song for me
Oh sing a little song for me

You know a little tune can set us free
So sing a little song for me

My soul writes me
My soul plays me
My soul sings me

So I'll sing this little song for you
Oh sing a little song for me
And I'll this little song for you

You know a little tune can set us free
So sing this little song with me

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Follow Me Down

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Run Away

Follow me down through the cotton fields
Moon shadow shine bright the way you will
Lead us down a road where no one goes
We can run away

Come take my hand while I'm waiting here
Get away from it all and find what's real
If we don't get out now the chance won't reappear
We can run away

Hold me tight and don't let go
Sweet and soft no one will know
We can run away

I buried my heart in a willow tree
You came along, gave it back to me
Now we're creatures of the night, we set each other free
Run away with me

Hold me tight and don't let go
Sweet and soft no one will know
We can run away

Lay with me down by the riverside
Stars in the sky shining in your eyes
We won't make a sound no one will be around
We can run away

Hold me tight and don't let go
Sweet and soft no one will know
We can run away

--
Come Around

Just when you start to look away
And I don't know what I should say
I can't distinguish night from day
Then you come around

Just when things are lookin' down
And everybody's wearing frowns
The king went and misplaced his crown
But it'll come around

And I don't want to lose my faith in you
Cause sometimes I don't have a clue
Of what I've done and what I should do
But I'll come around

These summer nights are hot and still
The days are long but time instills
A sense of hope, a coming thrill
And I know it will

Just when life seems like a lost cause
People spinning words into angry flaws
And I don't know who I am or who I was
Life comes around

And I don't want to lose my faith in you
Cause sometimes I don't have a clue
Of what I've done and what I should do
But I'll come around

Just when the whirlwind begins
Things twirling out of control, lost in the spin
You gotta take a step back, start over again
Find a way to win

I may be young, I may be old
I may be telling, I may be told
I may be wise, I may be bold
But I'll come around

And I don't want to lose my faith in you
Cause sometimes I don't have a clue
Of what I've done and what I should do
But I'll come around

And you'll come around
And we'll all come around

--
Annabelle Lee

Many a year ago
In a kingdom by the sea
There lived a maiden you may know
By the name of Annabelle Lee
No other thought did trouble her mind
But to love and be loved by me

We were children both
In this kingdom by the sea
But we loved with a love that was more than love
I and my Annabelle Lee
With a love that the winged angels high
Coveted her and me

This was the reason long ago
In this kingdom by the sea
A wind blew from a stormy cloud
That took my Annabelle Lee
Then her wicked brothers came
To steal her away from me

They shut her up in a tomb below
This kingdom by the sea
But no maiden's grave could sever my soul
From the love she bore for me
For the moon don't beam without a dream
Of my darling Annabelle Lee

For many years I've wandered
Through this kingdom by the sea
I've laid myself beside the bones
Of my beautiful Annabelle Lee
I'll make my bed near the rising tide
In her tomb by the sounding sea

--
Ring Them Bells (Bob Dylan)

Ring them bells, ye heathen
From the city that dreams
Ring them bells from the sanctuaries
'Cross the valleys and streams
For they're deep and they're wide
And the world's on its side
And time is running backwards
And so is the bride

Ring them bells St. Peter
Where the four winds blow
Ring them bells with an iron hand
So the people will know
Oh it's rush hour now
On the wheel and the plow
And the sun is going down
Upon the sacred cow

Ring them bells Sweet Martha
For the poor man's son
Ring them bells so the world will know
That God is one
Oh the shepherd is asleep
Where the willows weep
And the mountains are filled
With lost sheep

Ring them bells for the blind and the deaf
Ring them bells for all of us who are left
Ring them bells for the chosen few
Who will judge the many when the game is through
Ring them bells, for the time that flies
For the child that cries
When innocence dies

Ring them bells St. Catherine
From the top of the room
Ring them from the fortress
For the lilies that bloom
Oh the lines are long
And the fighting is strong
And they're breaking down the distance
Between right and wrong

--
My Muse

I spin around in your love
In a place of wonder
I want to wander
With you, my muse

In a dream of carousels
On waves in caravels
Collecting seashells
For you, my muse

I peruse and conjure
Sit and ponder
Then go under
The blanket of your words
The way I feel
The things I sing
The songs I write
The joy you bring
To me my muse

Stillness surrounds me
But you have found me
And I have found you
My muse

In a night of silence
I'm settled by your sounds
In a dream of quiet
Contentedness surrounds

I peruse and conjure
Sit and ponder
Then go under
The blanket of your words
The way I feel
The things I sing
The songs I write
The joy you bring
To me my muse

Delightfully exhausted
Willingly this way
Always yours, always yours I'll stay
With you, my muse

--
Floating in the Balance

Sonic satisfaction
Holds my ears in sweet embrace
The endless chain reaction
Of what we give and what we take

Going through the motions
And acting out this part
Sifting through the pages
Of the life that I can start

Calloused fingers fumble
On the boardwalk of my muse
Feeling fit to crumble
Some days I wake up with the blues

Holding onto my time
Or at least what I've got left
I'll work with what I'm given
And I'll dream up all the rest

Throw away the watches
Call off every bet
The time ain't mine for saving
But I'll take what I can get

Holding onto wisdom
Of the ones who came before
Floating in the balance
Of the calm before the storm

--
Old Smitty
[instrumental]

--
The Tourist (Thom Yorke)

It barks at no one else but me
Like it's seen a ghost
I guess it seen the sparks a-flowing
No one else would know

Hey man slow down, slow down
Idiot, slow down, slow down

Sometimes I get overcharged
That's when you see sparks
You ask me where the hell I'm going
At a thousand feet per second

Hey man slow down, slow down
Idiot, slow down, slow down

Hey man slow down, slow down
Idiot, slow down, slow down

--
Here Nor There

When I ventured here
Truth was far not near
So I traveled on
Truth revealed in song

I was here nor there
Always asking where
So I took my time
My heart for me to find

As I made my way
Through long and winding days
I came upon your heart beating rhythms that challenged the deepest sea's waves
I could not look away

You were here nor there
Always asking where
So you took your time
You're hard for me to find

When I ventured here
Truth was far not near
So I traveled on
Truth revealed in song

--
Gypsy

I saw a gypsy today
She was beautiful
I couldn't look away
She was yellow and gray
The colors of the day
A bit too gorgeous
And not much to say

Stars on her little white wrists
Silken ribbons
Flowing from her hips
A smile that stopped time
Bittersweet as wine
She's lost and she's fine
Taking her time
I saw a gypsy today

Across the way
I heard someone say
Pick up a penny
Have luck for a day
But I picked that coin up
And I ain't found no luck
Just wanderin' and stuck
In the mud and the muck
But I saw a gypsy today

--
Peace
[instrumental]

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Build Me Up from Bones

--
Over The Edge

Flip the switch and turn the night on
Drop the needle on an old song
Break the ice and pour it my way
Turn the key and light the highway

Lay me down beneath the shadows
Meet me where the wild things grow
Kick the moon and watch it shatter
I don’t mind if it don’t matter

[Chorus:]
Hanging out
Hanging out over the edge

Endless lines of information
Change the words & change the station
Endless cries of complication
Is anybody even listening?

--
Fuel The Fire

When I begin to crumble
And the walls begin to fall
Someone please keep me humble
Hold my soul up through it all

[Chorus:]
Let fulfillment fuel the fire
Hide the emptiness inside
We all cover up desire
Learn to face it with our pride

The wheels begin a turning’
And the light cuts through the fog
And I begin a learning’
What it takes to do it all

[Chorus]

We rise up in the morning’
When the fire lights up the sky
We need to keep it burnin’
Fuel the fire in our eyes

[Chorus]

--
Mile On The Moon

Set me free and watch me fall
Lose the feeling of it all
I wish the night would let me in
Back here knocking on the door again

[Chorus:]
If I ever wake up
At the right time
If I ever wake up
I’ll find a way to change your mind

I dreamed we fell into the night
Your darkness shined the brightest light
We drove for miles on the moon
I’d go anywhere with you

[Chorus]

[Chorus]

--
Build Me Up From Bones

Build me up from bones
Wrap me up in skin
Hold me close enough to breathe me in

The moon’s a fingernail
Scratching on the back
Of the night in which we lay beside

[Chorus:]
I held every inch of you
I wrote every line for you
I made time when time was all but gone
You’re the love I’ve always known

The night’s so dark and grey
But you’ve helped me find my way
Through the wild and wonders of this world

So take me with you now
I need to show you how
I can love you better than before

[Chorus]

Play it sweet and low
We’ve got no where to go
I am yours and you’re the love I know

--
Dark Road

You are going down a dark road
And you find yourself alone
And you are seeing things
You never saw before

But the loneliness will leave you
And you find yourself at home
Then suddenly the world
Is knocking at your door

[Chorus:]
The darkness covers you sometimes
The road is long but it always unwinds
And I find if you take your time
You will make it fine

Now the way I feel inside
Is not a mirror of my mind
But I cannot find the way
To be what I should be

With a thousand miles between us
I can feel you in my arms
But it’s just a feeling deep
In my memory

[2nd Chorus:]
The darkness covers me sometimes
The road is long but it always unwinds
And I find if you take your time
You will make it fine

The emptiness that fills me up
Is farther from me now
But it always lingers
On the back roads of my mind

I am falling from the darkness
Up into a swirling light
And I am looking at
The one I had to find

[2nd Chorus]

--
Simple Twist Of Fate

They sat together in the park
As the evening sky grew dark
She looked at him and he felt a spark
Tingle to his bones
’Twas then he felt alone
And wished that he’d gone straight
And watched out for a simple twist of fate

They walked along by the old canal
A little confused, I remember well
And stopped into a strange hotel with a neon burnin’ bright
He felt the heat of the night
Hit him like a freight train
Moving with a simple twist of fate

A saxophone someplace far off played
As she was walkin’ by the arcade
As the light bust through a beat-up shade
Where he was wakin’ up
She dropped a coin into the cup
Of a blind man at the gate
And forgot about a simple twist of fate

He woke up, the room was bare
He didn’t see her anywhere
He told himself he didn’t care
Pushed the window open wide
Felt an emptiness inside
To which he just could not relate
Brought on by a simple twist of fate

He hears the ticking of the clocks
And walks along with a parrot that talks
Hunts her down by the waterfront docks where the sailors all come in
Maybe she’ll pick him out again, how long must he wait
One more time for a simple twist of fate

People tell me it’s a sin
To know and feel too much within
I still believe she was my twin, but I lost the ring
She was born in spring, but I was born too late
Blame it on a simple twist of fate

--
1,000 Things

Where are the days, the childish ways?
They can’t be far behind me
She once lived here, my old friend fear
Ceaselessly to remind me
Yes, Yes I, Yes I hear you!

You may not hear the words I hear
But rambling is her song
So I translate, I fly, I skate
Where child of sky and earth belongs
Yes, Yes I, Yes I hear you

[Chorus:]
I find that I don’t do so well
With the words that hide from me
But the ones that introduce themselves
Say a thousand things to me
Say a thousand things to me

You may not feel the burning sweat
But a fire is raging inside her
It’s burning through the black and blue
Searing through all that I call mine
Yes, Yes I, Yes I feel you

[Chorus]

--
Gone Too Soon

Here we are
Close again
Your eyes as blue as winter

What I’d give
Just to hold on
To this moment for forever

[Chorus:]
You and I and this bottle of red
Getting lost under the moon
When the morning comes
I’ll be gone too soon

When you sing
It’s like silver
When you touch me I’m on fire

Unexpected
Left me breathless
Oh I’ll never love another

[Chorus]

Here we are
Close again
Our hearts beat for each other

What I’d give
Just to hold you
Right here for forever

[Chorus]

--
Anything Else

Break the walls of my mind of fantasy
Sew the seeds of my soul
Throw the stone and then count its ripples deep
Just let it go, let it go

Tell me now, how do you paint all the works
Filling up my empty halls
Through the house I now walk with sympathy
And shadows fall, shadows fall

[Chorus:]
Like anything else
I’ll see it through
Like love
Like you

Take the fall, take it all, take everything
There will be another soon
Leave me here on my own, on solid ground
I’ll see it through

[Chorus]

[Instrumental Bridge]

Days gone by, days now here, days yet to come
Who’s to tell us what to do?
Count the ways, close your eyes, see everything
I’m here with you, here with you

[Chorus]

--
The Book Of Right-On

We should shine a light on, a light on
And the book of right-on's right-on, it was right-on

We should shine a light on, a light-on
And the book of right-on's right-on, it was right-on

I killed my dinner with karate
Kick 'em in the face, taste the body
Shallow work is the work that I do

Do you want to sit at my table
My fighting fame is fabled
And fortune finds me fit and able

And you do say - oh oh
That you do pray - oh oh
And you say that you're okay

And do you want to run with my pack
Do you want to ride on my back
Pray that what you lack does not distract

And even when you run through my mind
Something else is in front, oh, you're behind
And I don't have to remind you to stick with your kind

And you do say - oh oh
That you do pray - oh oh
And you say that you're okay

And even when you touch my face
You know your place
Yeah and even when you touch my face
You know your place

We should shine a light on, a light on
And the book of right-on's right-on, it was right-on

We should shine a light on, a light on
The book of right-on's right-on, it was right-on

--
Rearrange The Art

Maybe I could rearrange the art
That hangs upon these walls
Or maybe I should not

The masterpiece that lies within this room
Has yet to leave these halls
And break through every door

But I lie here on my back
I stare into the white
The lack of color blinds these eyes
With silence comes the sight

Maybe I could call you on the phone
Tell you all my thoughts
Or maybe I should not

These corridors and empty feathered beds
Are lacking what I’d hoped
In pictures in my head

But I lie here on my back
I stare into the black
The lack of color blinds these eyes
With darkness comes the night

Maybe I can do this on my own
Make way for solitude
Or maybe I need you

The ruby hues that outline all my words
Are chapped and humming chords
I’ve never used before

But I lie here on my back
I stare into the past
The memories cloud my mind
With dreaming comes the flight

##
Undercurrent

--
Early Morning Light

All my troubles just begun
You and me the troubled ones
How are we supposed to learn
When to give up on this turn

Maybe we should try our hands
With some kind of different plans
Maybe that will make you see
All the things you meant to me

So I'll move on down the line
Thinking I'll make it better this time
Moving far on down the track
And you won't see me looking back

A wall of early morning light
Creeps into my bedroom quiet
I'll close the blinds to keep out
My whole world is darker now

Maybe I should head back home
Maybe I should sleep alone
Maybe that will make me see
All the things you meant to me

But I'll move on down the line
Thinking I'll make it better this time
Moving far on down the track
And you won't see me looking back

--
Green Lights

I hear your voice out in the darkness
Somewhere across the fresh-cut lawn
We're running barefoot through the wet grass
Nowhere to be until the dawn

(La-da-da...)

Up overhead the stars are burning
Gravity's bending time and space
The galaxies are slowly turning
And we're both standing face to face

Green lights and open road
The skies of endless blue
That's the feeling I get with you

(Ah-ah-ah...)

And all the corners of the universe
That light could fall to
I'm standing next to you

Green lights and open road
The skies of endless blue
That's the feeling I get with you...

I hear your voice out in the darkness

--
House Of Mercy

In the middle of the night again
Still water and the birds don't sing
Cold gin in the back room humming
Medicating for the trouble that's coming

Walls rattle like a diesel freighter
Blood races like a wave
This house wasn't meant for strangers
But you come knocking anyway

I can hear you knocking on the door
I won't leave it open for you anymore
I can hear you knocking on the door
Knocking on the door of the house of mercy

Don't try to change my mind
That knock gets louder all the time
Don't try to wear me down
You'll never get inside this house

Underneath that shirt you're wearing
Strained muscles and a heart of stone
Double crossing like a wild chameleon
You make me want to be alone

I can hear you knocking on the door
I won't leave it open for you anymore
I can hear you knocking on the door
Knocking on the door of the house of mercy

Don't try to change my mind
That knock gets louder all the time
Don't try to wear me down
You'll never get inside this house

I can hear you knocking on the door
I won't leave it open for you anymore
I can hear you knocking on the door
Knocking on the door of the house of mercy

--
Everything To Hide

I wanna step right out and tell you
But I know it's not allowed
Truth is you're all that I can see
In the middle of this crowd

I wanna tell you that I'm thankful
For your fingers on those strings
Wanna whisper low into your ear
All these forbidden things

But I'll stand right here and hold my tongue
For all I know I'm the only one
But do you feel this undercurent
And the changing of the tides
When I'm with you, baby
We've got everything to hide

When I'm running out of time
Is when I wanna do it all
When you're running through my mind
Is when I wanna hear you call

Well, you're always running through my mind
So why don't you call now
It ain't right but it feels good
Let's do this anyhow

But I'll stand right here and hold my tongue
For all I know I'm the only one
But do you feel this undercurent
And the pulling of the tides
When I'm with you, baby
We've got everything to hide

Well I never really thought
That I could be a child of sin
Now here I come confessing
Of these childish hopes within

But you say hope is always there
So what's a girl to do
I should quit while I'm ahead
But ain't through with you

I guess I'll stand right here and hold my tongue
Maybe I'm not the only one
'Cause do you feel this undercurent
And the changing of the tides
When I'm with you, baby
We've got everything to hide

So pour another, baby
We've got everything to hide

--
Back Of My Mind

I went away for a little while
I came back home 'cause you made me smile
But I think I'm leaving forever this time
And there you'll be in the back of my mind

In the back of my mind
So far behind
I'll only hold onto you
In the back of my mind

I went away, I was on my own
Taking you with me was all I'd known
But I think I like it, this freedom I find
And our love will live in the back of my mind

In the back of my mind
So far behind
I'll only hold onto you
In the back of my mind

(Ooooh...)

In the back of my mind
So far behind
In the back of my mind
Forever this time

--
Comin' Undone

Some days feel so heavy
They come when I'm not quite ready
I get to feelin' useless
But I can see right through this
I'm gonna let the song in my head ring

It feels like the world is collapsing
But I already know it's gonna happen
I'm gonna hold on tighter
Yes, I'm a lover, but I'm also a fighter
The song in my head keeps me clappin'

'Cause I've got a song, and it must be sung
Every day's a war, and it must be won
Whenever I feel like I'm comin' undone
The song in my head keeps me marching on

The world's full of bad news bearers
Talkin' heads talkin' 'bout terror
Sometimes I feel so useless
Like nothing I could do would ever improve it
But I could make the worlds little better

You tell me that you're worried 'bout tomorrow
You talk like all the time you've got is borrowed
Like you're livin' on credit
But you keep singin'. Honey, you can bet it's
Gonna sing it through tomorrow

[x2]
With a song, and it must be sung
Every day's a war, and it must be won
Whenever I feel like I'm comin' undone
The song in my head keeps me marching

With a song, and it must be sung
Every day's a war, and it must be won
Whenever I feel like I'm comin' undone
The song in my head keeps me marching on

(Hmm)...(Ooh)...(Hmm)

--
Take Another Turn

What does it mean to be lost
You can’t find your way on a map
You took the wrong turn, forgot where you came from
And now there ain’t no going back

What does it mean to be lonely
You sitting alone in a room
And all you can hear is the ringin’ in your ears
There ain’t no one to talk to but you.

Should you take another turn
Can you find another way
Should you talk to yourself a little more
Push right through that closed door

What does it mean to be sorry
For something that can’t be undone
So sorry that you didn’t try and try
But sorry just ain’t quite enough

Oh what does it mean to be hungry
Hungry and hunting and wild
And only the best will allow you to rest
You’ll be hungry again by mornin’ time

Should you take another turn
Can you find another way
Should you talk to yourself a little more
Push right through that closed door

Oh what does it mean to be lost
You can’t find your way on a map
You took the wrong turn, forgot where you came from
And now there ain’t no going back

--
Lost Dog

Where did you sleep last night?
Under the cold street light
Who last called you by your name?

Where did you leave your peace?
Other half of your broken leash
Why did you run so far away?

Lost dog
Something 'bout you breaks my heart
Why you burying bones out in the yard?

I don't know if I want to know where you've been
Lost dog
Maybe I'll let you in

Home's not a word you say
Something made you stray
Off like a feather in the wind

Where do you find the ground?
Let yourself be found
If I open my door
Make you my friend
Are you gonna run off and get lost again?

Lost dog
Something 'bout you breaks my heart
Why you burying bones out in the yard?

I don't know if I want to know where you've been
Lost dog
Maybe I'll let you in

You don't have to live this way
Hiding from the pouring rain
Running through the hunger and the pain

Lost dog
Something 'bout you breaks my heart
Why you burying bones out in the yard?

I don't know if I want to know where you've been
But lost dog,
Maybe I'll let you in

There's a broken in your eyes and it pulls me in
Will you let anybody get close again

--
Take Me Back

Take me back in time again
Stay with me like you did then
Take me as you find me here
Take me now, feel me near

Love like I never knew before
Someday will fade and be ignored
Nothing is forever anymore

Wrap me up in quiet sins
Take me lost make me found
Hold me silent in the night
Say I'm wrong make me right

Love like I've never knew before
Someday will fade and be ignored
Slipping through my fingers wanting more

Hanging on to every word
Whispered as the morning stirs

--
Still Life

Am I lying through my grin?
Am I driftin'?
Am I really just a child of sin?
Oh I don't know what to do

Have I lost myself to lust?
Is there anyone that I can trust?
I tried to make the best of us
But I don't know what to do

Baby I'd tell you more
If I knew just what to say
But you never asked me anyway

Baby I'd ask for less
If I knew I had your ear
And every other part of you

Baby blue's the color of my eyes I'm told
When the sun sinks low and my eyes turn gold
Then you don't know what to do

Yellow is the color of the winter moon
And the page I press my pencil to
With a love letter to you

Baby I'd tell you more
If I knew just what to say
But you never asked me anyway

Baby I'd ask for less
If I knew I had your ear
And every other part of you
Every other part of you
Every other part of you
Every other part of you

What I need from you my friend is a kiss
Then a walk to where the sidewalk ends
At the reservoir with you

Underneath the city sky, we're a still life
And all the people pass us by
And they don't know what to do

Baby I'd ask for less
If I knew I had your ear
And every other part of you

--
Jacqueline

Jacqueline
I see you there
In your pillbox hat
And bright pink dress
Won't you
Sit and keep me company

Walk with me to
The water's edge and
Ain't that far from
Where the sidewalk ends

Won't you
Keep me company

And we'll move on down
To the water's edge
Move on down
Stick my feet in and
Feel it cool me down
Who do i talk to now?
Jacqueline

I cried my tears
And they fell on down
Into
Your dark and misty blue

I'm standing right here next to you

Then you shedded your bright pink dress
You covered up with a blanket of white

Jackie won't you walk with me tonight

And we'll move on down
To the water's edge
Move on down
Stick my feet in and
Feel it cool me down
Who do i talk to now?
Jacqueline

Maybe in a little while I'll feel alright
Maybe in a little while
Maybe in a little while I'll feel alright
Maybe in a little while

Jacqueline
I see you there in your
Pillbox hat and your bright pink dress
Won't you
Keep me company

Douglas Brick / dbrick@kom.net
Fri Nov 17 22:35:45 PST 2017