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released April 19, 2012

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Rick Berlin (now playing w/ THE NICKEL & DIME BAND) Jamaica Plain

A giant on the Boston music scene. His colorful songwriting + strong stage presence have influenced countless other artists since the early 1970s. He continues to make music w/ intelligence + integrity, building an international reputation around his knotty, singular piano playing, straight-from-the-heart singing and a style of character-based songwriting that's drawn comparisons to Waits + Cohen ... more

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Track Name: YR DARK
YR DARK (for Kevin Armitage n John Casey)

he leans across the bar
n his irish eyes take hold
i can tell by his look - this one's gonna count
he said 'i have a simple thing t tell ya that ya already know
i jes' thought this might be a good time t remind ya

yr dark
it's a lonely thing t be
dark, dark, dark
strange n free

i know you like i know my face
i know yr just like me
we both have been t hell n back
n swim in the briny sea

yr dark
it's a lovely thing t be
dark, dark, dark
wild n free

we carry on r shoulders
we carry in r hearts
the hurt we feel
the pain of others
torn apart

yr dark
it's the only thing t be
dark, dark, dark
brilliant n free

some r young
n some r broken
the fist of fate comes knockin'
we smile,
we laugh, we drink, we love
Track Name: THE CHA CHA CLUB
the cha cha club

@ the cha cha club
in yr shiney lapels
ya get anything
ya want
+ the girls won't talk
@ the cha cha club

@ the cha cha club
in yr cuban heels
ya get a blow up girl
w/ a cherry mouth
@ the cha cha club

@ the cha cha club
th music is cool
+ the boys play cards
n the fat man drools
@ the cha cha club

phone at the table
drinks on the house
tony plays piano
his nose look like a mouse

@ the cha cha club
in yr shiney lapels
ya get anything
ya want
+ the girls won't talk
@ the cha cha club
Track Name: FREAK SHOW (for Delmore)
Freak Show (for Delmore Schwartz)

a freak show in boston
a freak show in amsterdam
a freak show in bejing
a freak show in manhattan - delmore got it right

r u crazy
r u insane
do u think
too much
swallowing pills
seeing thru everyone's
act as they catch the bus

strange to others normal t me
delmore got it right

r u bi-polar
r u creative
do u dream too much
is it yr ego
low self-esteem
r yr tits too small
is yr cock

C

r u bohemian
r u a hippie
do ya walk the streets of the demi-monde
r u an asshole
r u an art-fag
do ya believe yr the
chosen one

C

a freak show in london
a freak show in rio
a freak show in the casbah
a freak show in bollywood
a freak show in jamaica plain
a freak show in yr apartment
a freak show in yr brain
thank you delmore...
Track Name: RIMBAUD OF SOMERVILLE
rimbaud of somerville

saw someone at a party
who reminded me of you
he was beautiful
+ crazy + bouncing off the walls too
but he was kinda lost
+ he was kinda blue
god damn it baby
he reminded me of you

for reasons i remember
+ for others that i don't
just like river phoenix boy
your heart went up in smoke
you were sad n lonely
n drowning in the blues
god damn it baby
was there something i forgot t do?

oo ooo
there's a party boy that's here tonight
completely outa whack
god damn it babe i wish you had my back

rimbaud of somerville - sky writer
catching a ball on the fly
drivin a car into the ocean
yr poetry's as blue as a black eye
come back baby come back tonight
come back baby gonna be all right
well dance in a ball room
make out on the floor

you were in my mouth like a stick of sugar cane
hating me + loving me jes like the poundin rain
sometimes when i get lonely
sometimes when i am lost
sometimes i wonder baby
were you what my love cost?
Track Name: SAD SONGS MAKE ME HAPPY
sad songs

sad songs make me happy
sad songs make me smile
sad songs tell the truth 'bout love
when yr poor heart's standin' trial

if i had a dollar
for every time im down
baby, i'd be a rich man
w/ my silly ol' head up in the clouds

sad songs make me happy
sad songs make me smile
sad songs tear the heart out
of every face in the lonesome crowd

if i was in trouble
w/ a loss i could not bear
an old song whispers, yr ok mister, please,
do not despair

i know we all get cut t pieces
makes us feel insane
lost in the jungle blind and wasted
look for answers t heal the pain
look for answers t ease the pain

sad songs make me happy
sad songs make me smile
sad songs tell the truth 'bout love
when yr poor heart's standin' trial
Track Name: SKINNY BOY
skinny boy

oo...
skinny boy leans against me
in a crowd
i could swear but i wasn't sure
he was wearin a crown
there was something in his face that looked familiar
something kind n gentle enough
fingers like el greco touch my waist
my soul feels like a sputnik in outer space
+ he take me by the horns
n he pull me down

oo...
skinny boy walks a tight rope
to my heart
lose his balance so i catch him
in the dark
we fall like a pair o' horses
into the sea
smoke pot like a pair o' hippies
from the 60's
d'ja ever get the feeling this one is true
moses on a mountain in bicycle shoes
+ he take me by the horns
n he pulls me down

it hurts when i see his face lookin' sad
like a soldier in a war torn photograph
he reads a letter from his sweetheart back home
pretendin' that he ain't alone

skinny boy will ya stay r will ya go?
i really don't need an answer, but id like t know
i found ya smilin' in a bar
on a drunken call
r ya busy tonight
or do ya want t scale that wall?
i believe in you + i
believe in me
religion w/out a bible
r a country
Track Name: USTA BE
usta be

thin/no chin
lips/have tits

cuz i don't care
i don't care what you think
o' me, what you think

nervous when i smoked weed
n now i jes laugh n touch you when i please
cuz i don't care what you think
o' me, what you think

+ all my friends r free
10,000 candles on my christmas tree

jealous/breathe
get hot/i jes find it interesting

cuz i don't care
i don't care what you think
o' me, what you think

worry/ride the wave
hate my reflection/love my face

cuz i don't care
i don't care what you think
o' me, what you think
i got my friends
i KNOW what they think o' me
Track Name: BOWERY BUMS (for CBGB's)
bowery bums

well we didn't fit in but hilly liked us
so we played his club a lot
everybody there was all punked out
n we could hardly rock, yeah
n patti sat in the back of the bar
she gonna steal a drummer
n joey hid the shadows
like james dean's long lost lover
n seymor signed one crazy band
one right after the other
n fame was droolin' at th' door
he looked jes' like joe strummer, yeah

n lou showed up he looked so cool
his scratchy shades in wonder
cuz nothin's hotter then standin' near
the cusp of the undiscovered, oh yeah

+ they were there a lot at night
drinkin' at hilly's bar
television, heads n mumps n blondie
n ramones shootin' bullets at th' stars
n danny caught it all
n hilly made it happen
guitar, a flash a photograph
n lyrics written on a bloody napkin, yeah

hipsters n dopers they all the same
like the slime behind th' stares
a bathroom stuck w/ needles
n love jes' like despair, yeah

you always hope the scenes you love
would someday have a place for you
paris in the 20's or hippies in the haight
n cbgb's made us new
but we were most peripheral
n danced a awkward dance
somebody hold the hair outa my eyes
n give me ah, a 2nd chance, yeah
a pair o' tits, a switchblade
a pretty krishna boy
a piece o the rock i spit it out
black stars become white noise, yeah
Track Name: CALL ME A BITCH
CALL ME A BITCH

hey baby
call me a bitch
light my cigarette honey
fix me a drink
im stable
i ain't killed nobody yet
got my gun in th' closet
+ a bullet in my fist...

im justa shitty waitress
chewin gum in my mouth
but i get all them skinny boys
stoned n goin' down
(th pole) .....C

im workin hard but im lazy
i think too much but my brain is blank
at the end of the bar is a lady
got her legs crossed her legs crossed
+ her tongue in yr tank
(tasty).....C

got a mouth on me + im trouble, pushin' 30 at that
my feet smell bad + i stumble - bartender thinks i'm fat
pretty boy come home w/ me
pretty boy drive me home
got a few ideas + a back up plan
+ a ace in my hole

i made the bed that i sleep in
the sheets all sweaty and wet
take a pill t get thru the morning
+ a hook, a hook,
in yr neck
(watch out kid) .....C
Track Name: THE GIRL WITH THE GUITAR
the girl with the guitar (for margaret)

the girl with the guitar
like a boy in her arms
twanging away like a ice storm
slidin up the frets
a bottle on the neck
empathetic, sexy,
+ disturbing

like a knife in the water
like a moth to the flame 
twisted rusty strings
played like she could save
you, you + me

the girl with the guitar
like a pretty boy in her arms
twanging away like a ice storm
a  spot light on her face
she looks like she won't break
yr heart
but you ain't sure 
r you

catholic school girl knee socks
trippin up her legs
short skirt is a triumph
of the will
on a table's a gin + tonic
ice shaking from the sonic
boom, boom...

close yr radar eyes
+ take me away from here
my gypsy, my tsunami,
my seer
Track Name: WHEN MY MOM WAS A GIRL
when my mom was a girl

when my mom was a girl
her dress fluttering in the wind
smiling + full of life +
radiance
before i knew her
before she had us kids
before everything

what was she dreaming
when she was growin' up
i wish i knew
i wish i knew

when my mom was a girl
she was laughin' + putting on lipstick
+ callin' her up best friend on the phone
before i knew her
before she had us kids
before everything

there's a picture of her in Hawaii
17 in a party dress
elbow up in a sexy pose
shimmering

what secrets did she hide
what was that look in her eyes
im sure she changed a lot
after we were born

when my mom was a girl
w/ guys checkin her out
did she sleep with them
before i knew her
before she had us kids
before everything
Track Name: MR SILENT
MR SILENT

mr silent
you say so much
w/ yr eyes
you sit there
watching everything
never missing
a beat
monster of the deep

+ me im wild eyed + nervous
wanting too much
to please

shh...
the room goes deaf
faces freeze
my heart feel like a dervish in a dress
sequins
dancing on the walls

shh...shh...

my elbows are sharp
+ your world is
true

shh...
Track Name: AS LONG AS IT TAKES
as long as it takes

baby it should get easier
ill help you if ya try
baby it could get easier
it's ok t cry
it's ok

darkness + terror
jealousy + hate
all the love you believed in
+ now yr heart breaks
+ now

put your head on my shoulder
arms round my waist
i'll hold here you forever
as long as it takes
as long

you'll make it across the river
the fire will burn yr skin
+ oh the cancer of losing
is the only way
you win
Track Name: I LIE TO MYSELF
I LIE TO MYSELF

ya should have left a hour ago
ya shoulda checked out last year
ya shouldn't a called r had one more drink
what is it that keeps ya here? (i lie to myself)

ya know it, don'tcha,
when ya go too far
when ya had too much, ya tried too hard
when love dries up
+ the one ya thought
ya couldn't live without (i lie to myself)

ya gut it out, ya live on fumes,
ya fool yrself that yr baby's cool
but ya shoulda walked when ya had th chance
n not be a sucker (i lie to myself)

look - in the mirror
look - at yr face
look at the mess ya made of yr life
+ that pretty love (i lie to myself)

ya doubt yrself + ya doubt yr baby
+ th world has lost it's heart
n ya paint yr soul into a corner
a suicidal spark
so what d ya do?
do ya see a shrink? do ya take whoever'll have you?
n the emptiness that ya feel at night
's like a cheap (i lie to myself)
Track Name: WALLFLOWER
wallflower

wallflower
who's gonna know ya tonight?
wallflower
when ya gonna join the fight?

yr beautiful
yr funny
but no one seems t know
fear is just a green light
start yr motor

wallflower
who's gonna have ya tonight?
wallflower
when ya gonna join the fight?

i like you + i'll find out
where ya hide
i'll heal yr heart when it hurts
+ then we'll say goodbye

wallflower
who's gonna love ya tonight?
wallflower
when ya gonna join the fight?

can ya cross that big ol bridge
comin' up the road?
you can make it, i know ya can
+ lose that heavy loard

wallflower
who's gonna know ya tonight?
wallflower
when ya gonna join the fight?
wallflower
we all a little bit like you
wallflower
maybe yll get lucky...
Track Name: OXYGEN
oxygen

complicated boy
complicated day
brain's like typewriter
in a unfinished tennessee williams play
he's always anxious
always feeling

it seem like every face looks fake
+ every thing's at stake
an empty bench in an empty park
a polaroid that ain't exactly art
his face a silent accusation
takes his clothes off...in the rain...

there is more love
than oxygen
in the world...

complicated fears
complicated friends
he says:
i'll take a bullet for ya baby, even when the gun is in yr hands
he's shy with his eyes
while he hides
what he's feeling

he's tough but it's not enough
he will be hurt too much
he feeds the fires in his veins
he takes a chance on romance again
he writes 'i love you' with a magic marker all over his face

it's gonna be ok

C
Track Name: PEOPLE LAUGHED AT ME
PEOPLE LAUGHED AT ME MY WHOLE LIFE

people laughed at me
my whole life
somethin was off
maybe i didn't act right
so i hated them - i did...for years

i was weird i guess
not like other kids
playground games i lost
+ my smile was crooked
+ i had a lisp
least they said i did

c - maybe my eyes weren't right

my high school days
i walked alone
w/ a cigarette tryin t be cool
+ the girls wrote notes
that wr filthy n mean
least i think they did

what would it take
t get some respect
trusting a hand when it opened?
would she touch me?
would she love me?

whistle

a clown is someone
makes people laugh
i was certainly him
but the joke was on me + they got it
but i didn't

c
Track Name: BUS STOP
BUS STOP

I see you
leaving the bus stop
walking away
with a magazine
under your arm
to read alone
under the streetlight
scaring the girl away
I know you didn’t mean to
you didn’t ask
to be the way you are
to me
Track Name: SALUT
salut

i salute you
tip of finger
to my eyebrow
w/ a smile
+ a nod
i salute you
cuz ya know me somehow
+ i feel less lonely
when yr around

an instant tells a story
a look says the rest
+ i am feelin happy
cuz tonight
just was The Best

no words
r needed
no blood
is on the line
i salute you
like a soldier
on a battlefield
or doin' time

i salute you
on a dance floor
at a funeral r
in a bar
when yr crazy
r unhappy
r just being
who ya are
Track Name: FRAGILE
FRAGILE (for Mike G)

my body's strong
my brain don' fool around
i think like a real man
i do
my heart is fragile
my heart can break
without you i am nothing, baby

obsession is a player
i am good at the game
but i never win anything
+ love slips away
my heart is fragile
my heart can break
without you i am nothing, baby

with your eyes
with yr faith
the way you hold me in the night
keeps my heart safe
Track Name: PIAF
PIAF

she opened her mouth
her body shook
fist like a rock
against her breast
the war went crazy
the bullets flew
kids were dyin'
+ love meant death
again

l'amour, toujours l'amour...

a tiny sparrow
with a giant voice
a wounded mouth
enormous eyes
her fingers burn
her life explodes
in the city of light
she made us feel
again

l'amour, toujours l'amour...

i adore her
but i don't know her
her voice like a whore in a choir
like a gun in a church

l'amour, toujours l'amour...

crowd on its feet
their hearts in their throats
they could feel every note:
she lost everyone she loved
frail from drugs
crooked with age
afraid of nothing
she looked up
she shurgged
+ sang

l'amour, toujours l'amour...
Track Name: ADAM + EVE
adam n eve

he sang this song in my ear
at the end of the bar
it wasn't his song
but it should o' been
it was a sad sad song
a real dark song
The Only Song he could play
to his girl
drivin' cross the USA

if i was lou reed - if i was lou reed - if i was lou reed
i'd know what t do with this - i'd know what t do

his voice was true
his feelings strong
+ a girl just 2 drinks gone
her smile like a mirror
he didn't even bother t look
it's jus' like he was readin' a book
+ he got her without even tryin' - not even

if i was lou reed - if i was lou reed - if i was lou reed
i'd know what t do with this - i'd know what t do

he'd said he had a hard choice t make
+ he had t make it alone
between this girl he loved so dearly
+ this bar that he called home
go for the girl i say
+ yll find out fast
easy for me t talk
just simple words over a glass

he said home is where my heart breaks - home is where my heart breaks
- home is where my heart breaks
+ right now that's all over the place

if i was lou reed - if i was lou reed - if i was lou reed
i'd know what t do with this - i'd know what t do

tearin' his shirt off
tearin' his heart out
Track Name: YOU PUKED
YOU PUKED

you puked
out the window
of my car
last night
was it something you ate
or something you
hated...ha ha ha

a martini
a silver bell
getcha high like a song
getcha wasted
getcha happy
getcha coughin'
in a bong...ha ha ha

well she fell in yr lap
+ ya blinked like a puppy
she gave you a hand
+ ya came like a
moon shot, like a sputnik...ha ha ha

you shy
but ya get handsome in a bottle
same boy, same scars
lookin' for trouble

drive me home
i got th' spins
leave me alone
+ don't touch my skin

another shot
jes' a drop
another pill
les' do a line
jes' a ride on a highway
t the end, the end of time...ha ha ha
Track Name: IT NEVER STOPS RAININ' HERE
Never Stop Rainin' Here (for kids in a war zone)

never stop rainin' - here - it never stop rainin' - here

nobody told me - when i got born
nobody told me - that there'd be wars
there'd be bullets flyin + the bombs would drop
+ my sister + my brother + my mama + my daddy they'd be taken away in the dark

never stop rainin' - here - it never stop rainin' - here

+ i wonder what - yr thinkin' + i wonder if - you know me
send me a post card - mail me yr picture
tell me somethin' i need t know - will i ever feel - better?

im ok - im ok
don' worry about me
im strong
i got a brand new shirt
it came in a box from somewhere...

what is it like - where you live?
ya got a family there? will ya be my friend from far away?
will ya be my pal?
will ya take the hurt away?

im ok - i hope you r too - im ok-hope you r too

+ i wonder if - it's safe in new york
+ i wonder if - Paris is burning
+ i wonder if you like baseball
+ i wonder if you're thinkin' bout me

im ok-hope you r too - i'm ok - im strong
i'm kickin' a rock - off a bridge
it don't sound like much - but it's fun

never stops rainin' - here - never stops, never...
Track Name: YOU SAVE ME FROM MYSELF
SAVE ME FROM MYSELF

you save me from myself
you hear my cry for help
you don't panic, you don't come runnin
but you are real

i appear to be so strong
but i been alone too long
an old story, a broken record
a queen's torch song

im ridin on a subway, sittin on a bus
standin on a corner not sure who t trust
stare at all the weirdos, my brain is outa whack
missing you

you save me from myself
you hear my cry for help
you don't panic, you don't come runnin
but you are real

around you i feel high
like a cloud in a brilliant sky
it's so easy, it's inevitable
it's for real

2 kids in a parking lot, everyone's gone home
they stink like Hell + laugh a lot
2 swords in a stone
they knew each other right away
shook hands in a dream
that's you + me
Track Name: HE GOT TO MAKE AN ENTRANCE
HE GOT T MAKE A ENTRANCE

he slips inside the door
+ he cases out the scene
how many babes r alone at th bar
is that one there colleen?

he picture a younger crowd
he hear them cheer him on
he takes his place at centre stage
n the curtain lifts like dawn

he make his entrance/ his time is now
he tip his hat/ he take a bow

well things die down like always
+ his eyes hurt something fierce
+ his motorcycle jacket
seen better days n worse

his ears r failin', his body's weak
but tonight he'll get it done
some pretty thing she listen close
jes' him n her, one on one

he make his entrance/ his time is now
he tip his hat/ he take a bow

he's a man o' mystery
1,000 stories t tell
he give as good as some young buck
+ he's real hung as well

walkin' up from home
he imagine all them fillies
linin' up for autographs
in his mind o' course...
Track Name: LYIN' IN WINTER
LYIN' IN WINTER

fires r burnin
+ the streets r cold
+ winter is comin'
+ im still alone
+ i miss ya baby
i miss ya bad
but im gonna stay happy
even when im
sad

come back baby...

walk about th block
til my feet r sore
a stranger's face
like a hard locked door
a wall o' beer
a late night stab
a body is found
could it be my dad

i act like a hard guy
inside im weak
th tears i shed
no one can see
got friends all over
n that's real cool
but when im sober
i feel like a lonely
fool

but it ain't that big
it ain't that tough
it ain't the end
n you ain't that much
Track Name: 7' WOMAN
7 foot woman

i was at a party
upstairs in a house
music in the kitchen
everyone come out
n way down in the hallway
this woman's quite a sight
standin' @ least 7 feet
dressed up for the night

she's so big ya can not see the sky
oh no

+ she had a cheerful face
dancin' near the stairs
shakin' up her great big body
shakin' out her hair
her hands they look like lobster claws
her feet in giant shoes
her laugh could shake the room apart
n get us on the news

she's so big ya can not see the sky
oh no

ya gotta love this lady
man she is really tall
better be yr friend tonight
r you git busted - you git busted...in th' jaw

solo

i wonder what she thinkin'
bein' way up there
lookin' down at all of us
tryin' t be fair
get herself a boyfriend
it got t be real tough
he lookin' at them boobs o' hers
git lost in there, git lost in there, git lost in there
Track Name: THE SONG CAME THROUGH
the song came thru

too much in my head
music way loud
people talking
drunks in the crowd
but my song came thru
my song came thru
from me t you

all tied in knots
emotion like a wave
words i forgot
my face looked insane
still the song came thru
but my song came thru
my song came thru
from me t you

keats was a kid poet
he died real young
his room apart from his sweetheart
it ain't much fun
but his song came thru
his song came thru
from him t you

that how it works
when your song is true
ya just can't stop it
it got nuthin' t do with you

when the poor are in pain
+ the rich run the show
a guitar bum on a train
his song like a...like a river flow
his song came thru
his song came thru
from him t you
Track Name: JUST THE THE MUSIC IN ME (for Karaoke Mark)
THE MUSIC IN ME (for KARAOKE MARK)

it's just the musician in me

my heart
is at the centre
of the songs
i sing
my day job
takes a back seat
karaoke, karaoke
is my thing

it's just the musician in me

ya can be ugly
ya can be hot
ya don' need t carry
a tune
when yr up there
with a microphone
oh baby, karaoke

it's just the musician in me

climb any tower
ford any stream
you can be when you close your eyes
anyone, anyone ya want t be

it's big in japan
it's big in pakistan
everybody feel like a rock star baby
karaoke
karaoke

it's just the musician in me
Track Name: HILARY
hilary

oo oo (she's just a gallway girl)

hi hi hi hilary
hi hi hi hilary

well she graduate
from art school
n cooks on
centre st
n she kick ass at darts
she always say hi
when ya see her at the bar
n she laugh a lot
but she real smart

hi hi hi hilary
hi hi hi hilary

her hair change color
every single week
n she call ya when
ya have a bad day
she act like a sister
but she more than that
she a hugger
n she ok

hi hi hi hilary
hi hi hi hilary
Track Name: I'M JES' SAYIN'
im jus sayin'

im jus sayin

can ya meet me on the corner
+ i'll show you a sky
cut w/ romeo n juliet midnight stars
+ an upright piano upstairs
from where we are
playin' a song like a sailor
smilin' sadly up
at mars

im jus sayin

there's a cat in the yard
howlin' with love
there's an eyelash on yr face
i could make something of
but im im here all alone
n im high as a kite
wishin yr body was close by
close by me
tonight

im jus sayin

can you unlock the key to my heart?

im jus sayin

the air smells like lilacs
+ id eat em if could
gently, like kissing you softly,
here i would
there's a marque moon like
silver on sand
+ the tide drags our spirit
away, far away
from land

im just sayin
Track Name: I LOVE YOU IN THE RAIN
i love you in the rain

i love you in the rain
when you r soaking wet
take off yr clothes
lay back on my bed

oh...

i love you in the sunshine
w the river at yr back
let's go in the water
+ i will kiss yr neck

oh...

i love you most at night
when you come over late
the air is soft as cobwebs
+ my big room is safe

oh...

the older i get the less i know
but one thing i learn
is when it's time t go

mm...

i love you in the silence
when you r not around
filling up that empty space
that makes me smile in a crowd
Track Name: SUMMER ROOF
SUMMER ROOF

up on a summer roof
in the middle of the hood
the city lights spread out so pretty
+ man we felt so good
hey yeah

we drank til the stars got blurry
we laughed til the moon looked drunk
we stared at the distance between us
we wr cool we wr sexy we had fun

we spit off the edge on the sidewalk
we pissed on the trees out back
bare feet on the tar like soft black skin
yr eyes lt up like crack

so many answers are silly
+ love never waits for clues
we lost count of the times we was up there
just screaming away the blues

i will walk you home
we might get mugged
i would kiss you if yd let me
but the sun was comin' up

up on a summer roof
in the middle of the hood
the city lights spread out so pretty
+ man we felt so good
hey yeah
Track Name: NO ONE IS EVERYTHING
No One Is Everything

no one
can be everything

when ya think ya found the answer
in just one lover's eyes
the joke is on both o' you, babe
out the window
your truth will fly

no one
can be everything

cuz the buddha is inside you
his reflection is what you see
another life another friend is just a
hit song fantasy

no religion, no doctor
no bullets in a war
no best friend, no college
no candy in the store
we just fall in love
trip wire in the dark
an echo, a laugh
a touch, a face
a shiver, a spark

no religion, no doctor
no bullets in a war
no best friend, no college
no candy in the store

when ya fall in love
you make up everything

no one can be everything
Track Name: SAD SONGS MAKE ME HAPPY
sad songs

sad songs make me happy
sad songs make me smile
sad songs tell the truth 'bout love
when yr poor heart's standin' trial

if i had a dollar
for every time im down
baby, i'd be a rich man
w/ my silly ol' head up in the clouds

sad songs make me happy
sad songs make me smile
sad songs tear the heart out
of every face in the lonesome crowd

if i was in trouble
w/ a loss i could not bear
an old song whispers, yr ok mister, please,
do not despair

i know we all get cut t pieces
makes us feel insane
lost in the jungle blind and wasted
look for answers t heal the pain
look for answers t ease the pain

sad songs make me happy
sad songs make me smile
sad songs tell the truth 'bout love
when yr poor heart's standin' trial