Keep Time

Where we go
Participate
Crawl in low
Have it your way

There's no stopping the juice, that's what's keeping it loose
Swish it ‘round in your mind and wind and wind and wind....

Keep the time, my friend
no, don't call it in
Play it dirty so you'll never get clean again

You and I
Since we are friends
All i got
Is confidence
Start speaking French:
Parlons francais
Ne peut pas jouer
Can't play these games

(What are you, dense?)

Bitches blow like balloons, and as the serum expands
see we can see to these wounds, and your condition is bad
but we can treat it with moonshine, i mean it
i need it too

Keep the time, my friend
no, don't call it in
Play it dirty so you'll never get clean again

ael, cr

Pickering Bridge

I jumped into the creek
off of the Pickering Bridge
I knew there was nothing that would break my fall

Mary kicked off both her shoes
off of the Pickering Bridge
I knew there was nothing that would bring her back

Early Fall, the leaves just turned
off of the Pickering Bridge
The water it was cold, but I couldn't feel
so I floated down, I don't know where, she went away
she went away, and left me there, so I floated down
off of the Pickering Bridge

mg

I'm in Doubt

Stop playing ‘possum
Anything is possible
I'm trapped inside a bottle
Can't find my exit wound
No problem, oxycotin
That pill is really small
It's life that's hard to swallow
Here comes Jameson to chase it down

I'm in doubt, like a cloud
Full of stormy weather raining down
I'm in doubt, now hear the sound of thunder
Just don't ask me why or how

I'm completely blinded
What's real is real until
we find out what's behind it
life is a ferris wheel
I'm high as Frankie Lymon
as far as I can feel
our fate has been decided
Bring firewater wash it down

I'm in doubt, like a cloud
Full of stormy weather raining down
I'm in doubt, now hear the sound of thunder
Just don't ask me why or how

I'm nervous for tomorrow
I'm not quite sure exactly why I'm filled with sorrow
I don't remember you
I'm stuck at Sleepy Hollow
Stuck with this ghastly food I begged for
Now to borrow
A sip of some strong brew, and now

I'm in doubt, like a cloud
Full of stormy weather raining down
I'm in doubt, now hear the sound of thunder
Just don't ask me why or how

al

Gentle Woman

Who is this gentle woman
there standing by the fan
Her dress it moves so lightly
i cannot understand
I want to pose a question
But don't know what to ask
yet in my mind's direction there is no other path

You're not with the Program, are you?
you don't look like a robot
that's good.

who is this gentle woman
I saw her Monday past
I saw her walking slowly
I saw her walking fast
How do I phrase the question
When i know not what to ask
But in my mind's direction
there is no other path
there is no other path:

How could I let her pass me by?
you should have seen her
How could I let her pass me by

You're not with the Program, are you?
you don't look like a robot
that's cool.

You're not with the Program, are you?
you don't look like a robot
that's good.

R.C. Hoffman, al, cr

Why I Love You

You want to know why I love you, ask the sky that's above you
You can speak and you can act too, but it don't matter what you say or do
Ask the strangers that surround you, all the people that died for you
You sacred wave of sound you, you chemical compound you
You ask me for a reason That's like asking why I'm breathing
I love you just to please you, I love you ‘cause I need you too
To sum up my affections leads in the wrong directions
For we are just reflections of the stars up in heaven

So long as I live so live you
So long as you live I live too

That's why you look a little like me, your black hair streaked with lightning
The way your screws could use some tightening, to read your thoughts can be quite frightening
In our bible full of private jokes, I found the drafty of a suicide note
I couldn't tell if if it was you or I who wrote, the letters fading while the feelings float
Past the fence in the back yard, above the street lights into the night
Are we shrinking while your leaving, every angle is deceiving

So long as I live so live you
So long as you live I live too

cr

Real Goodbye

It's been cold
Been a real hard winter
Don't know which one's the real goodbye

Some are teary-eyed
and sometimes
there's no emotion at all

It's been cold
Been a real hard winter
Don't know which one's the real goodbye

You won't find my poems
for years to come
I hid them everywhere
in every room

I told you once
oh lady light
I told you twice a night

It's been cold
Been a real hard winter
Don't know which one's the real goodbye

al

Middle Ground

Our bodies are a part of the room we're sitting in
to stay is not an option, and leaving is a sin
I left home 15 years ago, now I'm 32
can't seem to find the heart to leave the home I built with you

Sometimes I close my eyes and try to find a Middle Ground
but something always ends up landing upside down

I loved you when I told you that I loved you, that was then
but something's come between us, and we can't go there again
I never lied to you, and you never lied to me
but sometimes it seems the truth is worse than letting something be

Let's meet again tonight, for the first time, here and now
Forget, forget forgiveness, and remember how

mg

Now Yr Here

Baby, baby where you going
I don't want you to go nowhere
baby, can't you see it's snowing
I don't want to you to go out there
you been asking jealous questions
I've got no secrets i need to tell
How can you expect to love me
When all you do is put me through hell.

but i want you to know:
Now yr here
and it feels alright

Baby can't you see me walking
slowly down this lonely road
Baby can't you hear me talking
Bout when and where and how'd it go?
but you been asking jealous questions
and I got no secrets left to tell
See how can you expect to love me
when all you do is put me through hell.

but i want you to know:
Now yr here
and it feels alright

al, cr

Your Time

The sun's sinking down, but I believe
it'll rise on the other side
The last time I saw you, or the last time you saw me
it brought light to my eyes

Sometimes I feel like I'm still around
maybe none of us ever leaves, anyhow
but it's your time now

We left with words not taken back
we both know
we never were ones to confess what we lack
there's no need to explain

Sometime it feels like I'm still around
maybe none of us ever leaves, anyhow
The weeks are months, and the months are years
so move on, cause it's your time now

mg

Dragon Blues

In California
‘bout a bottle a day
I can hear those footsteps
From a mile away
Shit, I said ‘now please, don't break me tomorrow'
next day, I'm saying, ‘please don't wake me tomorrow'
Ice in my veins, when you call my name...

Knee deep in free weed
never pay to play
You better pay attention
to every word i say
Before i hear you saying, ‘Please don't break me tomorrow'
next day yr saying, ‘Please don't wake me tomorrow'
Ice in your veins, when you call my name...

Honey, please
You can do what ever you want cuz you know that yr by yourself
Just like everyone else
Oh, honey bee
I love you, do whatever you want cuz you know that yr by yourself
Just like everybody else

al

Ghost Witness

with all you ghosts as witnesses
we break this bread and bow our heads
saving our souls every night

the Spirit life is angel bound
then you kneel down and kiss the ground
begging for strength from above

oh ancient wind come back again
and blow our minds to another time
when things did not seem so dead wrong
when we did not feel so dead wrong
the angels were singing their songs
and we listened

We're born again in innocence
the fathers sins they wont return again
we've cleared all those rocks from this road

may have to walk great distances
to find our home and rest these weary bones
beneath that old tree in the garden

when we have passed beyond this life
through open space and endless night
the silence as deep as the sea
when we become one with the tree
the songs will spring from you and me
who will listen

cr