Songs of the Week (vol. 1)

by Ira Marlowe

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Track Name: #3: Hail the Coifführer!
HAIL THE COIFFÜHRER

It rhymes with chump
it rhymes with county dump
each word he speaks....leaks
from a sump pump

a bloviating mogul loading xenophobic hate
onto the plate of people hungry for somebody they can blame
PT Barnum would be proud about the one-a-minute crowd and how
he works 'em to a lather with inflammatory blather...

And then there's the 'do, the trademark 'do
combover king, combover king
but here's the thing, here's the thing
that's a misnomer,
it's not a combover,

It's a mad creation
a mad creation
a Dada MOMA installation
a magic puffy forelock
with a crack team working round the clock
as it's teased
and it's sprayed
and it's moussed
and it's blown
and it's blown and blown and blown and blown
and blown and blown and blown and blown
and blown and blown and blown and blown
until it takes on a life of it's own

Attention! All citizens are ordered to remain indoors until law enforcement can contain the large hirsuite life-form now approaching Des Moines

Iowa is gone
as the thing slithers on
Next is New Hampshire and you can be damn sure
it swallows Carolina as it leaves behind a
trail of steaming gel and mousse
The election is coming and the things's still lose.

And the crowd gets loud
as victory seems surer
and crowd shout out,
Hail the Coifführer! Hail the Coifführer!
Hail the Coifführer! Hail the Coifführer!

It rhymes with lump
it rhymes with Forrest Gump
And even if you're simple you should recognize a pimple
on America's rump

A self-made man, a self made man
who once was a lad, a struggling lad
a struggling lad who had it so bad
starting out with nothing but the 40 mil from dad

A political phenomenon
not at all uncommon in the 30's
when in Germany and Italy they rose
modern day Caligulas stoking the Amygdalas
of all angry masses
of the shrinking middle classes

How far can people stick their heads up their asses?

Hail the Coifführer! Hail the Coifführer!
Hail the Coifführer! Hail the Coifführer!
Hail the Coifführer! Hail the Coifführer!
Hail the Coifführer! Hail the Coifführer!
Hail the Coifführer! Hail the Coifführer!
Hail the Coifführer! Hail the Coifführer!
Track Name: #8: Cartoons
Jesus and Muhammad walk into a bar
and I've already gone too far
The Prophet says, "What is this place?"
while Satan makes a kissy face
I've already gone too far
John the Baptist, shootin' pool
Says, "Boy, you getter play it cool!"
I say "Man, it's just a stupid song..."

Lemme go too far, too fast, too much, too soon
Damn it all we're all cartoons
Big-headed fools, makin' up rules
when we ain't got a clue

Buddha keeps it simple
sips his Shirley Temple
While Mother Mary starts to find her groove
"Wrecking Ball" is playing, so Shiva starts to swaying
now they're making out like some girls do
And the Furies fly around me
while the Twelve Apostles pound me
and I scream between my black and my blue:

Lemme go too far, too fast, too much, too soon
Damn it all we're all cartoons
Big-headed clods, makin' up gods
then we tell 'em what to do

And I tell mine
Please, be patient and kind
with this silly thing you made called Man
We're all doin' the best we can...

Losing my patience, on the road to salvation
'cause I've already gone too far
Enlightened ones can't wake me
and the cults won't even take me
'cause I've already gone too far
Lost, lost, I ain't lost
I'm flyin' with my fingers crossed
I'm dancin' with the tempest-tossed
We'll tumble 'til they turn it off
we're slippin' 'round the serpentine
with Underdog and Augustine
I've never seen a world above
the only god I've ever seen is
Love
Love
Love
Love
Lemme go too far, too fast, too much, too soon
damn it all we're all cartoons
damn it all we're all cartoons


Moses and Krishna
Hanging in the Mission
Looking for the best burrito in town
Mary Baker Eddy
got a big placebo ready
and prays to keep the damn thing down
And Mighty Thor just drains the keg
while Pluto works on Satan's leg
I can't hear what Confucious said
just give us all our daily bread
Love
Love
Love
Love
Track Name: #5: Scarface and Ginger
Scarface and Ginger
at the Castaway Bar
never gonna happen
anyone'll tell you --
He's too soft and she's too hard
Picture in her wallet
Some kid she doesn't know
Scarface has a dream
he's gonna quit this scene
get a radio show

But you can't say no
when your heart says go
when your heart says
that's the one, that's the one
that's the one, that's the one
hits you like a body blow

Scarface loves so bravely
Ginger can't be bothered
Necessity's the mother
of one thing or another
but no one knows the father
Sitting 'cross the table
making eyes at her double-D's
He says you're looking good
No reply, again he tries
This time she agrees

Still you can't say no
when your heart says so
when your heart says
that's the one, that's the one
that's the one, that's the one
hits you like a body blow
up and down like tremolo
everything turns indigo
It's talking like Pinocchio

solo

Scarface and Ginger
at the Castaway Bar
the way you hear 'em tell it
every one of 'em could smell it
like a Mexican cigar
Ginger met a Cuban
when he tried to steal her phone
Scarface went for a ride
They dropped him by the riverside
Left the gun
took the calzone

But you can't say no
when your heart says go
when your heart says
that's the one, that's the one
that's the one, that's the one
hits you like a body blow
up and down like tremolo
everything turns indigo
you can't stop or even slow
'cause every sky's a rainbow
you're walking under misteltoe
you're dropping like a domino
you're pulled out by the undertow
and you can't say
you can't say
you can't say
you can't say no
credits
Track Name: #6: It Better Be Folk!
I see you strolling in here with your hardshell case
clearly you would like a chance to play
but before you audition, just a candid admission
we do prefer our acts a certain way
we like things acoustic, with fine fingerpicking
not the kind of songs you'd wave your fist on
Nothing too heavy, too edgy, or ass-kicking
Allow me to explain what we insist on:
It better be folk It better be folk
No, there is no music any finer
I suggest you get on board, and strike the proper chord
G and A and D, (sometimes E minor)
We can rent you a harmonica, and the rack around your head
just grab one from the box, you're good to go
it'll help them accept you here, give you some cred
and there really isn't much you need to know...
all throughout the song you merely suck and blow
It better be folk, it better be folk, it better be folk!
Perhaps you play a Martin, perhaps you play a Guild
Last week, a man walked in here with a Strat
We told him we could try it, if he didn't amplify it
Bob Dylan went electric. We're still not cool with that.
It better be folk It better be folk
Oh, there is no music more sincere
It has no fancy licks, and you won't appeal to chicks
but you might just land a gig right here
So treat us to a song 12 or 15 verses long
about a shipwreck or a mining disaster
play it nice and slow, an easy tempo as you go
(it's bluegrass if you play it any faster)
It better be folk It better be folk
ultra-deep and steeped in tradition
Some people call it wimpy, but let us be clear:
folk music has balls (they're just small and hard to hear)
Rock and rap and blues, they're only going to hurt you
the lyrics are so decadent and scary
all those songs that celebrate stealing young girls' virtue
But in folk music you GIVE your love a cherry
It doesn't have to have a noticeable beat
Never belt it out. we prefer a plaintive bleat
make it warm and smooth as Cream of Wheat
or you can take that shit up the street!
Track Name: #17: One Hand Free
ONE HAND FREE

Lightning's on a power trip
trying to see if he can rip
the sky in tiny pieces
till it falls to the ground
and the rain's comin' hard
in his rusty old car
driving like a madman
and raving at the stars
The wind is whipping
like a wicked overseer
and the trees all cower in fear
Put it all together
and you're singin' Stormy Weather
in God's dark bar room he opened down here

But I've got my coat
got my hat
got this big umbrella
And one hand free
I've got one hand free
Stand with me

Since you got created
you been perforated
Punched so full of holes
you can see right through
So I know you're not lyin'
when you say how hard you're trying
You give your all until
there's almost nothing left of you
Hurricanes get names
like baby girls and boys
They twirl and twirl in joy
Here on the ground
we're runnin' around
Trying not break like a toy

But I've got my coat
got my hat
got this big umbrella
And one hand free
I've got one hand free
Stand with me

Standing alone
Is it all we've ever known?
But you and me together
Can you imagine that?
You and me could take 'em
with one hand behind our back

And one hand free
One hand free
One hand free
Stand with me
Stand with me
Stand with me
Track Name: #18: My Spirit Guide
My Spirit Guide says yeah, there's a curse
Nothing I can do, he's seen worse
All those petty crimes from other times just hang around
Whatever ya did, kid
Whatever ya did, kid
drags you down

My Spirit Guide he preaches in my dreams
Everything is triple what it seems
All those catty angels talkin' trash and throwing stones
Whatever ya did, kid
Whatever ya did, kid
Who knows?


And I'm so confused and bashed and bruised and spinnin' round and round so disconnected
And I'm so exhausted, doubled crossed and tossed into the fire so unprotected
My Spirit Guide says that's to be expected

In my dream he's got a loud bow tie
and as lacy sweater vest
Just another shade of you and I
ridiculous at best

My Spirit Guide said yeah, there's a curse
If you don't like the chorus
change the verse
Every note you ever wrote
is written on your face
Whatever ya did, kid
Whatever ya did, kid
Too late

And I'm so exhausted, doubled crossed and tossed upon this sea in stormy weather
and I'm so confused and bashed and bruised
my ways to lose are born and born forever
Spirit Guide says get your shit together
Track Name: #22: Heaven Never Closes
HEAVEN NEVER CLOSES

You walked in with your thrift store shoes and no chance
and you lost your head to the retread with the implants
Woke up on a table
jukebox playing Layla
Lipstick on your collar
and your arms around a sailor
But don't
get down
so far
Look around
Remember where you are

Heaven never closes
set 'em up and knock 'em down
All the world's a bar
and every day's another round
We're dancing and we're singing
'cause there's no place else to be
They left us here with all this beer
so won't you come
come and dance with me

You caught a break when the repo man went AWOL
skipped right off the table like the 8-ball
barkeep with her sleepy eyes
is cracking jokes like ice
Tonight she hopes she's smart enough
to take her own advice
And don't
get down
so low
Somebody went and got us all
tickets to the show

Heaven never closes
Set em up and knock em down
All the world's a bar
and every day's another round
We're dancing and we're singing
'cause what else can you do
but take a shine to what you find
and I would like
to dance with you

Came all the way from Richmond with your trap kit
but they dressed you up with that monkey suit that don't fit
still you got your throne
and those Japanese Pearls
tonight that silver sparkle's flyin' all around the world
And the doomsday parade is gettin' nearer
you can see 'em comin' in your rearview mirror
Reapers in their hoodies tryin' to kill all the fun
but anybody still around is on the list, plus one

Heaven never closes
it's the only game in town
All the world's a bar
and every day's another round
We're dancing and we're singing
'cause there's no place else to be
so raise that chin and take it in
and come and dance, come and dance
come and dance with me
Track Name: #21: If We Were In Love
We sat there talking
the car still running
neither of us noticing the time
and even in the dark
I saw it in your eyes
that shine
And each time you laughed
just when I laughed
I had a thought I almost thought was real
That if we were in love
this is how we'd feel

We've got no business
going near this
It's something we both know
it shouldn't be so hard
to see things as they are
and let go
So you told a story
and I told a story
and we never came close to a kiss
But if we were in love
it would feel like this

And maybe there's a place somewhere
and everything not meant to be
is meant to be there
where the laughter goes on
and the sorrow is gone
and the stars all align...

We sat there talking
the car still running
And I told you what I couldn't help but say
and you got quiet
and I got quiet
like that might make the whole thing go away
and I caught myself
and you caught yourself
then you took my hand and said you had to go
If we were in love
If we were in love
If we were in love
we would know
Track Name: #20: Venus De Milo
Venus de Milo

Watch out for beauty
somebody said
when the world's at your feet
it'll go to your head
I told myself
look inside instead
then you come around

Watch out for sorrow
dressed in disguise
I've come this far so
you think I'd be wise
and look in your heart
and not in your eyes
when you come around

Venus de Milo
it's out of my hands
all that I've seen
is all I can stand
you're comin' home late
with your arms still 'round
some other man

Didn't I know?

Each time I see you
I know what to say
It's right on my tongue
I rehearsed it all day
See, I've got my pride
and I won't live this way
then you come around

And what kind of goddess
are you s'posed to be?
to scatter your love
like the winds on the sea
The ships on the bottom
they call out to me
when you come around

Venus de Milo
it's out of my hands
all that I've seen
is all I can stand
you're comin' home late
with your arms still 'round
some other man

Venus de Milo
all I can do
is try to believe
what'll never be true
that there'll come a day
when I'll be holding all of you

didn't I know?
didn't I know?

Venus De Milo
Track Name: #19: Going Home
I have no idea
all these mad events
that take the place
inside my heart
of something making sense
You have no idea
but of course you do
everything you gave
and everything
I still owe you

In this time, in this life, in this dream
Everywhere I go, you'll go with me
In this world, the sweetest thing I've known
a love so pure that now is going home

I have no idea
what I'm s'posed to do
every time I turn around
I can swear it's you
I can hear your feet
clicking on the floor
Can I hear you say my name
just one time more?

In this time, in this life, in this dream
Everywhere I go, you'll go with me
In my world, the sweetest thing I've known
a love so pure that now is going home
a love so pure that now is going home
Track Name: #16: Welcome to the Monkey House
WELCOME TO THE MONKEY HOUSE

Well, I made my entrance to the sound of broken glass
and I told your boyfriend he could kiss my ass
Standing in his Docker jeans
lookin' like a stockbroker at 17

Well, I never saw you since that sweaty summer night
and I thought you moved away to have your 2.5
So imagine my surprise
when I see you stumble in my lucky dive

Welcome to the Monkey House, my dear
Something tells me you might like it here
Underneath it all, it's all so clear
Welcome, welcome

Yeah, I used to see you in your daddy's Cadillac
Making pretty circles on the right side of the tracks
But the road can take you down
Look at all your new friends here in happytown

CHORUS

Underneath is all, you find out who you are
Who'd have ever pegged this girl for Maker's Mark?
Every broken dream tonight
has a thousand pieces left to catch the light
Catch the light

Welcome to the Monkey House, my dear
Something tells me you might like it here
Underneath it all, it's all so clear
Weclome to the Monkey House my dear

(Ooh-ooh, ah-ah)
Welcome, welcome, welcome
to the Monkey House
(Ooh-ooh, ah-ah)
Welcome, welcome, welcome
to the Monkey House
Track Name: #15: Terra Nova (It's Your Day)
Terra Nova broke you down
Terra Nova broke you down
Put you in a trance state
Nothing to do right now
Nothing to do right now
that can't wait
Nobody watching
Nobody listening
Go where you want to
Nobody's missing

You're free to fall, or fly, or fade away
Time to paint your face
Find yourself a place
to play
Worlds are all around
Pick one off the ground
It's your day
It's your day

Terra Nova broke you down
Terra Nova broke you down
Put you in strange place
What can they throw you now
What can they throw you now
you can't shake?
How could they stop you?
What could they show you?
Where would they find you?
How would they know you?

You're free to fall, or fly, or fade away
time to play your hand
dance the only way you can
Heaven loves a fool
stumble as you may
It's your day
It's your day

Hours and hours and hours and hours
Hours and hours and hours and hours
it's all ours
Close your eyes and spin around around around
You're only made of stars

You're free to fall, or fly, or fade away
Time to paint your face
Find yourself a place
to play
Stars are falling down
Pick one off the ground
It's your day
It's your day
It's your day

Terra Nova broke you down
Terra Nova broke you down
Put you in strange place

(c) 2016 Ira Marlowe/Slow Reveal Music (BMI)
Track Name: #14: Third Ring of Hell (revisited)
The man from beyond
snickered and yawned
he said, c'mon, c'mon
I was not ready

Nothing I could do
elevator in his shoe
felt my stomach jump
as we started to move

Goin' down, goin' down, goin' down

In the thrid ring of hell
I finally found my wallet
sticking from the pocket
of the devil by my side
all very well
call it what you call it
first thing that they teach you is
forget about pride

It's not like you think
they handed me a drink
I was graded with a letter
I'd hoped for better

Led me to a room
and there in the gloom
leaning 'gainst the wall
it was Brockie after all

Goin' down, goin' down, goin' down

CHORUS

Pride -- that deadly sin
every hour they drum it in
you just can't win
Pride -- they beat you down
But they don't know
their underworld...
has an underground

(Meet behind the bust of Virgil
circle in the dark beside the black fire
whisper in the blue black
a cello with a slow attack
you heard it right jack
pitchfork sons of bitches better watch thier back
This ring has been decoded
Pluto's been demoted
Meet the new dog, Rover
This boy is takin' over!)

CHORUS
Track Name: #13: To Win In The End
Hung in the dungeon upside down
Each day Mr. Bumble comes around
Talkin' smack in Funkytown
I just wanna win in the end

Bang the bell to keep the score
Each time that I hit the floor
I don't mind the cheap decor
I just wanna win in the end

Jagged edge, rocky ledge
Buzz saw spininin' and the villain grinnin'
Rght now I don't care who's winning
I just wanna win in the end

Gonna feel so right
Gonna be so ready
I just hold on tight
I just hold, hold, hold, hold, hold
Steady

Sister Sarah, fortune teller
draws the hanged man in her cellar
She says I'm one lucky fella
Handsome for a bottom dweller
Throw the dice, spin the wheel
Everthing it may reveal
I'm well-acquainted with the deal
I just wanna win in the end

CHORUS

Wakin' up
in the driver's seat
Waitin' out that traffic jam
on Easy St.
I can hear
your estimations
Sir, you under-rate my patience

CHORUS

Princes in their royal chambers
Laughing at the lion tamers
I ain't asking any favors
Lost in space, I lost my crew
I scream like Plant on Zeppelin II
No one hears, it's nothing new
Quick, before the drawbridge closes
tip-toe while the dragon doses
Look at all the pretty roses
Track Name: #12: One Sweet Moment
ONE SWEET MOMENT

Silver shoes
Way too young
Walking where the stars are hung
Lately I'm not who I am at all
Turn away
'fore she sees
Such as fool it makes of me
Lately I'm just headed for a fall

And it's all because
Something that once was
I was yours and you were almost mine
One sweet moment
One sweet moment
in time

Smoky voice
Star tattoo
Any time I think of you
I know I'm not who I was at all
Stop myself
'fore I go
Tell her she reminds me so
Someone from a dream I still recall

Chorus

Pirate smile
Blue green eyes
I have lived a million lives
How can I still feel you on my skin?
Anyway
Time to go
Never even said hello
Walking out the way that she walked in

Chorus
Track Name: #11: Pictures
PICTURES

Just a picture in my head
drawn from something that she said
or maybe wrote, I can't remember
Either way, it doesn't matter
Just a picture in my mind
some imagined time
I never gave it much attention
Now it's hardly worth the mention

Still I remember some colors
I could almost see it taking form
Pictures come and go, there wil be others
All you do is close your eyes
to realize you still can make some more

Just a picture in my head
drawn from something that she said
Except that she meant something different
Either way, it wasn't vivid
Nothing hanging on my wall
hardly anything at all
Barely even started
Just a doodle in the margin

Still I remember some colors
I could see her coming into view
Pictures come and go, there will be others
All you do is close your eyes
to realize there's always someone new

Just a picture in my head
Just a picture in my head
Just a picture in my head
Track Name: #10: Donald and the Genie
Good evening Mr. Trump
you seem surprised to see me
but you rubbed yourself in such a way
to summon up the genie
no need to be embarrassed
I understand your plight
it has plagued you all your days
but it all will change tonight

You say there is "no problem there"
you say you "guarantee it"
but behind that puff of pubic hair
I do not even see it
You with all your riches
in untold amounts
The man who has everything
...except where it counts

But it's gonna be so great! It's gonna be so great!
Just you watch! Just you wait!
I am bound to serve your will
Your wish is my command
Tt's gonna feel so big
in your tiny little hand

Such a tragedy, a curse
and your psyche was affected
You tried to make it right
with every tower you erected
You tried pills of every color
every size and every shape
There were cremes and gels and ointments
vacuum pumps and fishing weights
And then that prosthesis
how my heart ached for you
There was simply not enough
to attach it to
All that time and money spent
yet nothing could enhance it
your medical anomaly
featured in The Lancet
A man like you, so powerful and handsome
deserves a "zib" proportionate and then some!

Now it's gonna be so great! It's gonna be so great!
Just you watch! Just you wait!
I am bound to serve your will
so I must let know
I am, or course, a Muslim
Would you for like me to go?
No???
Then prepare to be the envy of the gods!
When you now become the size of Johnny Wadd's

Close your eyes, it's okay
Do not open til I say

Keep your eyes closed
Now reach down with your hand
Behold the the mighty weapon
now at your command
With apologies to Zeppelin
the schlong remains the same
But on a vastly different scale
on a vastly different frame
Now, Little Donald, it hardly seems so small
Open your eyes now, Mr. Big!
You're 14" tall

And it's gonna be so great! It's gonna be so great!
You'll finally see the world from below
Perhaps you'll be re-born
making little people porn
A garden gnome's another way to go
Time for me to run it's getting late
But whatever happens next
It's gonna be so great!
Track Name: #9: Adelena
The game goes on forever
and a few hours after that
And if the dollars let you down
the dimes'll bring you back
See, every town is Vegas
once the traffic lights start blinking
but every face on every card
I know what they're thinking

Adelena, Adelena
Even now I feel your head against my shoulder
Even now I hear you breathing by my side
I don't sleep
I hardly try

The game goes on forever
and halfway through the night
That night I fell under your spell
I hit the floor just right
They say the key to magic
is where you lead their eyes
mine were looking down at yours
To the heavens, to the skies

Adelena, Adelena
Did you know it's where you left it on the table
Did you know I never got the whole way through?
either way
I guess I knew

Yeah, the money splashes in
and the money trickles out
So many things just fall right through my hands
But each time I came home to you
with my pockets inside out
I was still the luckiest man

Adelena, Adelena
When you get this, could you do me just one favor?
Find a silver coin and let it spin
Heads I lose
tails you win
Adelena
Adelena
My Adelena
Track Name: #7: The Invisible Man
THE INVISIBLE MAN (As It All Goes By)

Jesus in the firmament
holding it so high
Head hung low
arms out wide
Every star
with its own place in the sky
As it all goes by

Atlas on the bottom
holding up the ground
Shoulders aching
as he turns it all around
What I'd give
to lay the whole thing down
As it all goes by

Moses in the river
Moses in the sand
Moses on the mountain
orders in his hand
Orders, orders
ancient commands
from The Invisible Man
The Invisible Man

Someone wrote a story
told through the ages
so unreal, so outrageous
and we walk on the words
and we live on the pages
and we rattle our chains
while we sing in our cages
And the wars go on
And the wars go on
Crosses on the hillsides like little white pawns
And you justify, you justify
Your silver tongue, your silver purse
You taught us all so well
We know it chapter and verse
And the greed goes on
And lines are drawn
Stretching 'round the corner
where they're sleeping on the lawn
Armies underneath the flag
with silver carts and plastic bags
And the Bible our witness
says they'll always will be with us

Mohammed up in paradise
Shadow grown so long
Dare I name him in my song?
But there's kid in a vest
climbing out of a van
Chalk up one more for The Invisible Man

Jesus in the firmament
holding it so high
Head hung low
arms out wide
Every star
with its own place in the sky

As it all goes by
Track Name: #4: Song for Django
SONG FOR DJANGO

Django was amazing
when he showed up for the gig
Just before the downbeat
he'd come waltzing in
Cigarette dangling
as his fingers made their way
up and down the Champs Elysee

Took you 'round the world
broke your heart and stole your girl
sang a song nobody else could sing
And all you had before
you don't need it anymore
All you need is just one perfect thing

Django had a monkey
no place they wouldn't go
Hotels didn't like it
but it was Django
One of the wise ones
who knew the only goal:
to walk out of the fire with your soul

Took you 'round the world
broke your heart and stole your girl
Left you with the sorrows of a king
And everything you knew
and all you thought was true
You'd trade it all for just one perfect thing
Trade it all for just one perfect thing

Ah... and you never see it coming
Ah... but you always see it go
I wish... I didn't know

Django was amazing
when he showed up for the gig
Just before the downbeat
he'd come waltzing in
Track Name: #2: Song for Wile E.
SONG FOR WILE E.

I knew Wile E.
when he was just a kid
He was smart, hardworking, had a future
But he couldn't lose face
He got caught up in the race
and falling down was just one more adventure

From the top
of the cliff
all you see is sky
blue and wide
when the ground runs out
you can't hold on to a cloud
but still you try

I knew Wile E.
when he was comin' up
Boy with a world of promise
Such a waste
that wild goose chase
Pride is strong
but truth is always strongest

Yeah, there's always someone faster
Always someone better
So pick up where you started, boy
Shake off that vendetta
Always some lucky bastard born to win
Let it go
while you can still get up again

I knew Wile E.
when he was just a kid
He was smart, full of heart, but couldn't listen
So it's no surprise, after seven hundred tries
He's still sure this time will be different

From the top
of the cliff
all you see is sky
blue and wide
when the ground
runs out
you can't hold on to a cloud
but still you try
Track Name: #1: Here In The Magic Light
HERE IN THE MAGIC LIGHT

I met you at a party
Right away you were my friend
You were singing in the background
While I tried make amends
For everything I wasn't
and knew I'd never be
and then one day you landed here
to set the strange ones free
Here in the magic light

It's got a million colors
you can try a million ways
and for twenty-five thousand
and a couple hundred days
you tried everything
'til the very last hour
and just to watch you living
gave us all a little power
Here in the magic light

And we can still sparkle
and we can still sing
and we can still remember
how everything
changes, changes, changes, changes

Well, Shakey threw a party
and it lasted all night
Well, this one lasts forever now
if what they say is right
But you say you're a Blackstar
and I know what it means
It means you keep on shining
unseen

And we can still sparkle
and we can still sing
and we can still remember
everything
changes, changes, changes, changes
Here in the magic light
credits
Track Name: #23 SFMT: Our American Government
ETHEL: Our American government! Our American dream!
It all comes down to just one thing! Tell me!
ESTELLE: The President?
ETHEL: Hardly!
ESTELLE: Congress?
ETHEL: What a joke!
ESTELLE: They mayor? The governor?
ETHEL: Who’s our only hope? Tell me! Tell me!
Our American government, our American dream
What does it take to make it all come true?
It’s you! Yes, you! Yes, you! Yes, you! Only you.
It’s your American government! Don’t look at me that way
With your eyes half-closed from videos
and those games you play
Democracy is precious, so open up those eyes!
Eternal vigilance is the price, freedom is the prize!
The Federalist Papers! Hamilton! Madison! Jay!
Standing up for the rights of man. These writings paved the
way...for...? The Constitution! That rock on which we stand!
C’mon Estelle! You should know! It’s right there in your hand!
Tell me what came next?
ESTELLE: The Bill of Rights?
ETHEL: Holding onto freedom is an endless fight!