Thursday, December 31, 2015

The New World


No none of us are alone in this
One way or other we face the abyss
The bum, the cabbie and the millionaire
Hitler and Ghandi and good ol' Voltaire
One thing's for sure we all grow frail
The electric charge comes off our third rail
And if you fight it then you are a fool
Ain't it a bitch how life is so cruel

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Music From Big Beige


A big beige building seated in the shade of the Fenway in Boston, Big Beige bore this music and these songs along its way, It's the first witness of this album that's been thought and composed right there inside its walls.

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Monday, December 28, 2015

Summerville


Let's hang out in hotels
And sneak into their swimming pools
If they ever catch us
We'll say we don't play by their stinkin' rules
We'll go down to the Esplanade
On the Fourth of July
Stay up late for the fireworks
Plastered all over the Summerville sky

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Sunday, December 27, 2015

Goodbye Tomorrow


And into my garden stole
When the night had veiled the pole
In the morning glad I see
My foe outstretched beneath the tree

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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Head for the Hills


The cool wind of hope blows eternal
As if to keep us on our toes
Maybe there'll be a brighter day tomorrow
So pack up all of your woes

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Friday, December 25, 2015

A Long Day's Journey


You may think it's all a game
But you're wrong, you're wrong
We're all connected just the same
One big ol' throng
You may think you'll get away
With telling all your lies
Well you are in, I bet
For one big surprise

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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Encounter


O my love, where are they
Where are they going
The flash of a hand
Streak of movement
Rustle of pebbles
I ask not out of sorrow
But in wonder

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

23 Skidoo


When I ride on the subway
Well I feel so alone
No one looks me in the eye
No one tosses me a bone
All the pretty girls are texting
And twirling their hair
And I feel just like a no one
Who is not really there

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Little Bastards


You may think that he is hiding
But he is in plain view
He is me and he is you
You may think that he's gone missing
Just look over there
Look at the guy with the well-groomed hair

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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Sing Cuckoo!


Every addict is formed
In the crucible
Of the memory
Of that first hit

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Friday, December 18, 2015

The Other


We went to Niagara Falls a few summers ago and stayed with some friends who live in upper New York State, which is actually very rural, all fields and farms for as far as you can see. These friends live in a small college town called Seneca Falls, which is the very place that was fictionalized as Bedford Falls in the movie "It's a Wonderful Life." Only now the town, with the exception of the school, is pretty depressed - lots of these small towns were once factory towns, and now all the factories are gone. So you see a lot of people who look tired and careworn and blown apart. It was a sad place, and I couldn't help but feel that sadness. So when we came back I started writing songs that reflected that, songs about the displaced and the dispossessed. Songs about the separateness we all can feel.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

We Got a Groovy Thing Going


There's a dream that I have
And I'm with you again
There's a dream that I have
And we're laughing
And in this dream that I have
You are writing your name in the sky
In this dream that I have
You are dancing

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Songs of Love and Regret


What if I had read the signs
And acted a little more quick
When I think of what I might have done
It just makes my heart feel sick

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Dreamland


We're all so busy
Busy, busy, busy
We start out somewhere
And then we disappear
We come and go
Put on a show
How can anybody
Get anything done 'round here

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

I Will Never Forgive You


You stand before me 

Your arms outstretched 

With your eyes staring up at the sky 

Your hand is waving 

And your black hair is blowing 

Could be hello, could be goodbye 

I will be waiting until you decide 

I will be waiting 

I'm along for the ride

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Kith


It wearies me; you say it wearies you

But how I caught it, found it, or came by it

What stuff 'tis made of, whereof it is born

I am to learn

And such a want-wit sadness makes of me

That I have much ado to know myself

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Friday, December 4, 2015

Meet Eliot Wilder


We sail in the twilight of eternal now
When suddenly someone takes a long step off the bow
We search for him for an eternity
One, two, three
One, two, three
I'm in you
You in me

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Secrets and Lies


You tell me your stories
And I want to believe
You tell me your stories
And you deceive me
They sound realistic
They sound true
But there’s something about them
That’s not quite you

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Great Escape


There will be good times
When we reach our destination
It will be like a life on permanent vacation
There is no freakin' bureaucracy
There is no red tape
So come on, come on, come on
Come on, come on, come on
It's the great escape

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