Saturday, September 24, 2016

Something in the Way

by Kurt Cobain

Underneath the bridge
The tarp has sprung a leak
And the animals I've trapped
Have all become my pets
And I'm living off of grass
And the drippings from the ceiling
It's okay to eat fish
'Cause they don't have any feelings

Something in the way

Monday, August 29, 2016

Pure Imagination

by Leslie Bricusse

Come with me, and you'll be
In a world of pure imagination
Take a look, and you'll see
Into your imagination

We'll begin with a spin
Traveling in the world of my creation
What we'll see will defy

If you want to view paradise
Simply look around and view it
Anything you want to, do it
Want to change the world?
There's nothing to it

There is no life I know
To compare with pure imagination
Living there you'll be free
If you truly wish to be

Monday, August 22, 2016

Trading Away

by Mark Linsenmayer

One leads to another
And the passing of days
Not too easily lived through
And then traded away

When you struck out in anger
When you were silent and cold
When you were walking with eyes closed
Where did you think you would go?

One thing led to another
Another led you astray
And you were left where you're standing
With no reason to stay

When you're pushing words at them
They don't believe what you say
Can't you see it in their eyes
As they're backing away?

Twisted up like an oak tree
Standing in open air
It's like you're trapped 'neath something heavy
That's no longer there

I guess you thought you'd have other days
You never knew you were trading away

One thing leads to another
Another leads you astray
And you're left where you're standing
With no reason to stay

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Louisiana 1927

by Randy Newman

What has happened down here is the winds have changed
Clouds roll in from the north, and it started to rain
Rained real hard, and it rained for a real long time
Six feet of water in the streets of Evangeline

The river rose all day
The river rose all night
Some people got lost in the flood
Some people got away alright
The river have busted through clear down to Plaquemines
Six feet of water in the streets of Evangeline

Louisiana, Louisiana
They're tyrin' to wash us away
They're tryin' to wash us away
Louisiana, Louisiana
They're tryin' to wash us away
They're tryin' to wash us away

President Coolidge come down in a railroad train
With a little fat man with a note-pad in his hand
The President say, 'Little fat man, isn't it a shame
What the river has done to this poor cracker's land.'

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Here Lies Carl Mays

by Steve Wynn

It's so peaceful here
In the Riverview graveyard
And sometimes it felt that way
Out in the green ballfield
But life can take a turn
Right before your eyes
And you know
You'll never be the same again

Chappie was a favorite son
Called a prince by everyone
But he couldn't hit me a lick
And he'd tell you so
When he squared to bunt again
I submarined it up and in
He was leaning out over the plate
And he just froze

I wasn't trying to hurt anyone
But now it's all so said and done
And I wish that killer pitch never left my hand

It was never far from my mind
But the next year I went 27-9
Hit .343
And we won the Yanks' first flag
Still people didn't like me
Accused me of being on the take in the Series
I pitched three complete games
With an ERA of 1.73

In '28 Ray's wife died
Suspected it was suicide
And the daughter he never saw
Passed in '29
And the very ball I threw that day
Thirty years later it was put into play
Took a bad hop
And smashed some kid in the eye

Friday, August 5, 2016

I Want to Tell You

by George Harrison

I want to tell you
My head is filled with things to say
When you're here
All those words, they seem to slip away

When I get near you
The games begin to drag me down
It's alright
I'll make you maybe next time around

But if I seem to act unkind
It's only me, it's not my mind
That is confusing things

I want to tell you
I feel hung up but I don't know why
I don't mind
I could wait forever, I've got time

Sometimes I wish I knew you well,
Then I could speak my mind and tell you
Maybe you'd understand

Monday, August 1, 2016

Some Enchanted Evening

by Oscar Hammerstein II

Some enchanted evening you may see a stranger
You may see a stranger across a crowded room
And somehow you know, you'll know even then
That somewhere you'll see her, again and again

Some enchanted evening someone may be laughing
You may hear her laughing across a crowded room
And night after night, as strange as it seems
The sound of her laughter will sing in your dreams

Who can explain it?
Who can tell you why?
Fools give you reasons
Wise me never try

Some enchanted evening when you find your true love
When you feel her call you across a crowded room
Then fly to her side and make her your own
Or all through your life you may dream all alone

Once you have found her never let her go