Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Immigrants

 Immigrants

 

Grandma Helen was a woman who knew no fear                            

She loved her children and adored her beer                                    

Anthony was a man chiseled out of steel                                

They were players in a game called This Ordeal                   

 

Immigrants without a penny to their name

Got holes in their shoes but no shame

Wage slaves dancing in the shuffle

When you’re poor you gotta hustle

 

Down in Green Point Brooklyn Polish was the lingo

The nights got real cold no one stayed single

True love’s a dream but marriage was close enough

When you’re working twelve hours shifts life becomes tough

 

Immigrants without a penny to their name

Got holes in their shoes but no shame

Wage slaves dancing in the shuffle

When you’re poor you gotta hustle

 

Too busy surviving for anyone to live

There are secret sins we cannot forgive

Dark times of history I’m looking at shades

I see Tony in the mirror but he quickly fades

 

Immigrants without a penny to their name

Got holes in their shoes but no shame

Wage slaves dancing in the shuffle

When you’re poor you gotta hustle

 

The rules are only for the fools Rockefeller cries

We got a World War to fight as all hope dies

Lessons of the depression stomachs all empty

Someone tell me is this how life was meant to be

 

We always build on the things that came before us

But I never heard the words of the chorus

I cry in a manic high asking the world Why?

But without a look the world passes on by

 

Immigrants without a penny to their name

Got holes in their shoes but no shame

Wage slaves dancing in the shuffle

When you’re poor you gotta hustle


GREAT BOOK OF SONG LYRICS


GREAT BOOK OF SONG LYRICS



Wednesday, November 8, 2023

We’re The Song

 We’re The Song

 

Just a Jersey girl full of Jersey charms                          

I’m so proud to hold you in my arms                                    

Walking the boardwalk sharing our dreams                          

Down and dirty underneath crying screams                          

 

You’re the words I’m the melody

I’m rough and tumble you’re pretty

Together we’re the song The road may be long

But together we’re the song

 

High hopes for the future living today

Long ago we left the narrow way

Trading golden crosses for the now

I’m sure Jesus understands us somehow

 

Crucified denied on the spinning wheel

Sounds like fantasy but love is real

You and me baby until we die

The stars in heaven testify to why

 

You’re the words I’m the melody

I’m rough and tumble you’re pretty

Together we’re the song The road may be long

But together we’re the song

 

I whisper you my secrets sealed with trust

Whatever we got it’s more than lust

Let life freeze us in an endless kiss

My thoughts turn to you I need more of this

 

You’re the words I’m the melody

I’m rough and tumble you’re pretty

Together we’re the song The road may be long

But together we’re the song

 

And so the guitar goes on a solo

We improvise the parts we don’t know

Our one-night stand was many years ago

Now every night so tight we do the show

 

You’re the words I’m the melody

I’m rough and tumble you’re pretty

Together we’re the song The road may be long

But together we’re the song


GREAT BOOK OF SONG LYRICS


GREAT BOOK OF SONG LYRICS



Friday, October 27, 2023

Lady Kay

 Lady Kay

 

Hey Lady Kay your headlights burn me through the night

I don’t pray I’ll just say I’m feeling all right

A boat in motion on the ocean in sweetest devotion

If your fire has more desire I’ll second the notion

 

Picture pose Lady Kay you’re the show

What we want we all know

Today Lady Kay you’re the star

Tomorrow we don’t know who you are

 

Smile even if you gotta fake it this is fiction after all

You signed on the line you’re mine if you don’t recall

Five purple moons shining in the distant horizon

Laughing drinking Champaign with the whisky cryin’

 

Picture pose Lady Kay you’re the show

What we want we all know

Today Lady Kay you’re the star

Tomorrow we don’t know who you are

 

Diamond studs in your ears pearls dangle about your neck

In your royal presence we give you utmost respect

But all alone with Little Willie we cry and moan

You’re the queen of the scene come down from your throne

 

Picture pose Lady Kay you’re the show

What we want we all know

Today Lady Kay you’re the star

Tomorrow we don’t know who you are

 

And God has His will but we’re unsure

Sex is good but sex is a war

Pills give thrills you want more

We’ve walked this road long before

 

Surrender is sweet and there’s victory in defeat

Come into the room before the boom I’ll lick your feet

And in the still of the moment tears flow insane

Money fools rule the world but the rich are vain

 

Picture pose Lady Kay you’re the show

What we want we all know

Today Lady Kay you’re the star

Tomorrow we don’t know who you are



GREAT BOOK OF SONG LYRICS


GREAT BOOK OF SONG LYRICS



Friday, October 6, 2023

This Is A Love Song

 This Is A Love Song

 

I’m sitting here wondering

What color her hair will be tonight

Ruby red jet black maybe green in the neon light

I’m sitting here pondering

If we’re going to make sweet love or have a fight

 

I don’t care what you got to say

It doesn’t matter the price you pay

This is a love song a seductive melody

This is a love song just you and me

 

Every road has turns some come to an end

We were the best of lovers now the closest of friends

Torn asunder but hopefully on the mend

If it ain’t reality she surely pretends

 

I don’t care what you got to say

It doesn’t matter the price you pay

This is a love song a seductive melody

This is a love song just you and me

 

Rock and roll refugee from a forgotten time

I lost all my money now she don’t give a dime

Memories of majesties she’s a work of art

I was king of her mind but never captured her heart

 

I don’t care what you got to say

It doesn’t matter the price you pay

This is a love song a seductive melody

This is a love song just you and me

 

On the Muse they abuse you if you ain’t on the in

They begin with a grin and quickly proceed to sin

Penthouse pretties now she’s something of the past

This was a love song and love songs were meant to last

 

I don’t care what you got to say

It doesn’t matter the price you pay

This is a love song a seductive melody

This is a love song just you and me

 

Lunch is late the cook must be on a date of desire

After all these years it appears she can still light my fire

Flesh and blood are good but fantasy goes higher

Come my lovely one hear the tongue of a liar

 

I don’t care what you got to say

It doesn’t matter the price you pay

This is a love song a seductive melody

This is a love song just you and me


GREAT BOOK OF SONG LYRICS


GREAT BOOK OF SONG LYRICS



Tuesday, September 26, 2023

And So Goes The Song

 And So Goes The Song

 

I have chests of treasures and you’re the key            

Gone with the wind in the end love’s free     

Ashes of Gomorrah a story to be told                        

It ain’t the winning hand if you fold              

 

And so goes the song

Sing it loud sing it strong

We’re here we all belong

And so goes the song

 

On Mulberry Street we don’t lock the doors

A soldier of fortune fought many wars

The greatest battle always within the mind

Oh wounded warrior strive to be kind

 

And so goes the song

Sing it loud sing it strong

We’re here we all belong

And so goes the song

 

She’s a pop star he plays rhythm guitar

Nobody really knows who you are

A sultry voice but the lyrics are mine

Say hey Willie May this is my line

 

And so goes the song

Sing it loud sing it strong

We’re here we all belong

And so goes the song

 

Brenda Bops leaves the city but never the hood

Evil is evil and evil good sir is never good

In the scheme of the dream love is misunderstood

If you’re offering me forever I would

 

Jeff Walker is a talker on the scene

With his art and his heart caught between

Nashville skyline looks fine in a rosy sunrise

To see the beauty open your eyes

 

And so goes the song

Sing it loud sing it strong

We’re here we all belong

And so goes the song



GREAT BOOK OF SONG LYRICS


GREAT BOOK OF SONG LYRICS



Friday, September 22, 2023

All That Matters

 All That Matters

 

Mathew and I went in the woods hunting frogs                                

We found adventure seeking what’s under logs                                

The truth of our youth caressed in nature’s breast                            

We were too young to know how much we were blessed                 

 

All that matters was the love we shared

All that matters was that we cared

Take your temptations of silver and gold

All that matters are the things you can’t hold

 

Schoolyard bullies the wicked lessons of high school

All them Christians not knowing the golden rule

Life was confusing I didn’t even know I was lost

The sun shined brightly living in a land of frost

 

All that matters was the love we shared

All that matters was that we cared

Take your temptations of silver and gold

All that matters are the things you can’t hold

 

Off to college because it was the thing to do

I learned my lessons but I hadn’t a clue

I burned so I turned to an artificial high

You couldn’t call it heaven but I reached the sky

 

All that matters was the love we shared

All that matters was that we cared

Take your temptations of silver and gold

All that matters are the things you can’t hold

 

The psychiatric institute is a mean machine

To keep control they shoot you up with Thorazine

Innocent of crime doing time against my will

Everything I cherished perished in the kill

 

Help me Jesus I’m a stranger in a strange land

In the suffering I began to understand

This is the land of the living full of the damned

But the choice is mine the wheel turns by my hand

 

All that matters was the love we shared

All that matters was that we cared

Take your temptations of silver and gold

All that matters are the things you can’t hold


GREAT BOOK OF SONG LYRICS


GREAT BOOK OF SONG LYRICS



Thursday, September 21, 2023

Wednesday

 Wednesday

 

I heard John Lennon on the radio I cried

I saw Jesus on the cruel cross crucified

Satan preaching in the pulpit he lied

Folk singer singing ringing don’t be denied

 

On Wednesday afternoon the rent is due

Wednesday morning dreams come true

Seven days a week I confess I love you

But on Wednesday the sky is blue

 

In Frisco they banned all disco down in the hood

Ken Brown the clown declared that it ain’t no good

I need a miracle but don’t we all

Sitting on the chair deep in prayer give me a call

 

On Wednesday afternoon the rent is due

Wednesday morning dreams come true

Seven days a week I confess I love you

But on Wednesday the sky is blue

 

Serial killers most of them wearing gold stars

Crude oil is the spoil we need gas to fuel our cars

Flashing red lights the death car zooms on by

License insurance registration tell a lie

 

On Wednesday afternoon the rent is due

Wednesday morning dreams come true

Seven days a week I confess I love you

But on Wednesday the sky is blue

 

The fellow in banana yellow screams mellow out

I believe in the Bible but I still got my doubt

Imagine there really was a working-class hero

Nero fiddling around I have found digits add to zero

 

Laying in the casket maybe you found peace at last

The days grind by long but the years vanish fast

I think of the billions now but a number

Children sin while their parents are deep in slumber

 

On Wednesday afternoon the rent is due

Wednesday morning dreams come true

Seven days a week I confess I love you

But on Wednesday the sky is blue



GREAT BOOK OF SONG LYRICS


GREAT BOOK OF SONG LYRICS