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  Lyrics
   
  Lately, I've gotten some input suggesting that the intensity of my guitar playing perhaps overshadows my lyrics. Some people believe my words are interesting enough that I should put them up for those folks might like to read them without any musical distraction.
So, here y'go....
   
 

From the 2002 release, "Vice Verses"

 

Natural

Dumping filth into the sea makes for awful scenery
But it's natural
As the water color turns, every silver lining burns
There's a lesson to be learned, and I've learned
That it's natural

When there's something to be had, someone's going to get it bad,
But it's natural
Fight the powers in command but you'd better understand
Power's got a very ugly way of changing hands
And it's natural

Natural love is faith in fate
Natural time is never late
Natural people won't regret
How much more natural can you get?

Passing judment on a man, no one ever understands
That it's natural
Any criminal could be someone very much like me
I'd rather hang the jury
It's illegal to love thine enemy, naturally

Natural love is faith in fate
Natural time is never late
Natural people always die
I couldn't be more natural if I tried
If I tried...

Copyright 2002 Music Shmusic (ASCAP)

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Wolf Whistle

How I struggled with my lip like that, and my tongue like this
Learning to blow you a kiss wasn't easy
Believe me

Spat on my mirror for damn near an hour
Lookin' like a fool in front of my cat
How much more could a woman ignore than that?

Wolf whistle
Compliments my trouble
Hope this'll do, 'cause it's all I got for you

Brushed up my grease-mop, put on my cleanest jeans,
And my favorite tank top
Used up almost half a can of Pit-Stop
Smellin' Sport-Fresh, I make a dash to the place I saw you last
And I hope I can fit in a chew 'for you walk past

Wolf whistle
Compliments my trouble
Hope this'll do, 'cause it's all I got for you
Wolf whistle
Shootin' love in a loud mouth missile
Hope this'll do, 'cause it's all I got for you

Copyright 2002 Music Shmusic (ASCAP)

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Yeah, Whatever

My mother told me to clean my room
My mother told me to clean my plate
She said, "Son, please drive carefully, and don't come home too late."

My father told me to save my money
My father told me to save my time
He said, "Son, one hard day's work pays better than a life of crime,"
And I said, "Yeah whatever."
They laid the lesson out letter by letter, but I knew better.

My borther said, "Listen up well -
You think that you got it, but you never can tell,
'Cause life's got a funny way of turnin' things around just when you've got it nailed down,"
And I said, "Yeah, whatever."
They laid the lesson out letter by letter, but I knew better.

Out on my own now a good, long while
Burning, learning in that old-fashioned style
I couldn't wait to get back home, get back in touch
With the people who love me so much...

When I got back home to visit the folks,
The air was filled with kisses and jokes, but
When I told my story 'bout gettin' the shaft,
They just looked at me and laughed, and they said,
"Yeah whatever - we laid the lesson out letter by letter, but
You knew better."

Copyright 2002 Music Shmusic (ASCAP)

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Don't Listen to Me

Don't see the light
Don't hear the sound
Don't work all night
Don't sleep around
Don't fight the fight
Don't win the war
Don't use your right to get even more

Don't say you won't
Whatever you do,
Don't say you won't
And whatever you do, don't say don't

Don't help the poor
Don't save the whales
Don't put the killers into killer jails
Don't take a stand
Don't save your face
Don't make demands of the whole damn race

Don't say you won't
Whatever you do
Don't say you won't
And whatever you do, don't say don't

Open up your eyes
Open up your ears
Open up your mouth
Swallow down your tears
Open up your arms
Open up your legs
I will set you free
I will set you free
I will set you free
I will set you free
Don't listen to me

Don't listen to me when I say listen to me when I say don't listen to me when I say listen to me when I say don't listen to me when I say listen to me when I say don't listen to me,,,
Don't listen to me...

And whatever you do,
Don't say don't

Copyright 2002 Music Shmusic (ASCAP)

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It Stays

Every other odd morning, I wake up with a picture of my love
Most of my dreams fade away, but every time I see my love, it stays

Will I find it in my best friend?
Will I find it in my wife?
Is it a means to an end?
Or is it just living life?

When I shut out the light and I turn off the sound
When I finally stop feeling around
When the blood river slows as my mind lets go
I get the feeling I know

Every other odd morning, I wake up with a picture of my love
Most of my dreams fade away, but every time I see my love, it stays
And every time I feel my love, it stays
And every time I know my love it stays
And every time I show my love it stays

Copyright 2002 Music Shmusic (ASCAP)

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Born Into Money

Born into money, I never felt its worth
I haven't missed a morning paper since birth
I know they love me more than they can show
but some of what they've taught has to go

If it takes money to make money
What does that make me
For what I'm charging, you would swear that it's not free
If I take money for time spent making the most of what is mine
Will it still belong to me?

Born into money, I've always been afraid
Though all my family seems to have it made
I work for money because it's everywhere,
But you can't pay me to care

If it takes money to make money
What does that make me
For what I'm charging, you would swear that it's not free
If I take money for making the most of what has always been mine
Will it still belong to me?

Born into money, but I know what is free
Can you take it from me?

Copyright 2002 Music Shmusic (ASCAP)

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Somewhere In Between

I know that everything is syncopated
Related intimately
I wouldn't say that it is complicated
I wouldn't say that it's easy
I feel everything and I feel nothing simultaneously
I love nothing, because after all
Nothing will ever be

I guess you'll just have to be there to know what I mean
There is no way to get there, if you know what I mean

I'm not happy to be too happy to be
There's no expression for free
Every emotion has its price and it's usually twice
What I thought it would be

I guess you'll just have to be there to know what I mean
There is no way to get there, if you know what I mean
I believe we could meet somewhere in between

Every time I try to give it a name it runs away faster than it came

Copyright 2002 Music Shmusic (ASCAP)

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Get Some Sun

The clouds are moving, and I'm gonna get some Sun
I'm ever losing my sense of direction
I'm gonna remember this minute for the rest of my day
i'm gonna work for nothing, because nothing's here to stay

Yesterday, I took a picture of a woman nothing like me
But today, I got a picture of a woman just like me

I'm in a different place at a different time
'Cause it's all in my mind
I've got a little more faith that the people I find
Might be kind

At the count of three, you will wake up
And remember everything
Far away, I am learning
You're forgiven when she sings

I'm in a different place at a different time
'Cause it's all in my mind
I've got a little more faith that the people I find
Might be kind

I'm gonna let it grow, not gonna cut it off
'Cause I don't know if I wanna cut it off
And when I know that it's time to cut it off
I will go and cut if off

In a different place at a different time
'Cause it's all in my mind
I've got a little more faith that the people I find
Might be kind

Copyright 2002 Music Shmusic (ASCAP)

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Whatever Remains

Proof is the sweet tooth ready for the crown
Spoons full of sugar won't do as the medicine goes down
Fill your cup until you can only stop
I think I might see you cry as you spill every drop
Spy from under the lie you have lain to rest
Who needs to know you did your best?

Interpretations will change
Whatever remains
When the right is the rule
Wrong is cool
Interpretations will change
Whatever remains

When the senses go
What will you know?

Loose cannon mind, blasting balls of wit
Masses gather behind, equal and opposite
Curses fill the air - let those middle fingers fly
I swear, nothing is fair
May the best man die

Interpretations will change
Whatever remains
When the right is the rule
Wrong is cool
Interpretations will change
Whatever remains

When the senses go
What will you know?

Copyright 2002 Music Shmusic (ASCAP)

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I'm Going to Lose It All

I discovered I'm a lazy lover, and a terrible liar
Cheap thrill isn't one of my skills
I played the game, but I'm no competition for the unashamed

I discovered I made another stupid mistake
I got it covered, but it's keeping me awake
Another fine example of my crossing the line
I'm gonna lose it all trying to make it all mine


I discovered I made yet another stupid mistake
Got me to wonder just how many more it's gonna take
Before I know that it's time to shut up and grow
I'm gonna lose it all if I don't let it all show
I'm gonna lose it all if I don't let it all go

Copyright 2002 Music Shmusic (ASCAP)

   
   
 
 
 
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