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released January 31, 2010

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Track Name: Forever
FOREVER

I hope your dreams come true
at least a chosen few
The ones
you wanted after all
I hope your head is high
no matter how they try
to make you feel
so small
I hope you dance each day
in some peculiar way
past the others
marching single file
And I hope
you live forever
for awhile

I hope the river flows
the way you want to go
I hope
the wind blows from behind
and all the mighty trees
are waving in the breeze
to say a sweet hello
as you go by
I hope the sky can see
the majesty
of everything beneath it
running wild
And I hope
you live forever
for awhile

I hope you will be kind
and there I know you’ll find
your answer
whatever it should be
I hope your dreams come true
You know, I really do
And when they do
I hope you see
And maybe time will teach us
not to hurry
But know each step
of every mile
And I hope
we live forever
for awhile
Yeah, I hope we live forever
for awhile


© 2011 Ira Marlowe/Slow Reveal Music (BMI)
Track Name: Paper Wings
PAPER WINGS

Well I think I’m gonna go
To a little place I know
And sit back in a corner in the dark
And have myself a few
Give myself a talking to
And come up with a reason
For this boy to keep believin’
Everybody’s tellin’ me to smile
But they don’t know
No, they don’t know

These paper wings that let you fly
If you’re brave enough to try
And I got up in the air
and I was somewhere
This kind of world that leads you on
With its stories and its songs
Of love and magic things
Pretty words that float on paper wings


I can hear them even now
“Get your head out of the clouds
And two feet on the ground where they belong.”
And I thought I’d finally learned
Til I stumbled into her
Then everything I thought I knew was gone
All in all I shouldn’t be surprised
To watch her go
From far below

These paper wings that wouldn’t fly
I was fool enough to try
But I got up in the air
And I was somewhere
This kind of world that leads you on
With its stories and its songs
Of love and magic things
Like everybody sings
But some of us are bound
to tumble to the ground
on paper wings

Yeah, some of us are bound
to tumble to the ground
on paper wings

© 2011 Ira Marlowe/Slow reveal Music (BMI)
Track Name: Check, Please!
CHECK, PLEASE!

You told me that you’d feed my hungry heart
And darlin’, I believed you at the start
But it ain’t turned out quite that way at all
Cuz the food was bad
And the portions were small

I loved you, yes I did and that’s no lie
I praised you to the earth and to the sky
I gave you all I had until you had me on my knees
…Check, please!

You told me that you’d warm me up inside
And feed me all the love I’d been denied
But warm and tender never was your style
So you served it cold, without a smile

I loved you, yes I did, you know it’s true
I praised you to the stars and to the moon
I did my very best, the way you tested and you teased
…Check, please!

Check it and you’ll find it to be true
That everything you give comes back to you
And when you’re old and lonely and you hang your head to cry
Please check the mirror and you’ll see the reason why
Check, please!

I was trying to find a table at the Restaurant of Love
You asked me if I had a reservation
And when I told you, “Darlin’ I been waitin’ all my life!”
You said, “Honey, won’t you sit down in my station?”
My hunger made me leap before I looked
I shoulda gotten take-out, I got took
You made me stand in line behind the busboy and the cook
And now I need…a check, please!!!!
Track Name: Brother Time (Marlowe vocal)
BROTHER TIME (vocal: Tommy Banks)
© 2011, Ira Marlowe/Slow Reveal Music (BMI)

Brother time
won't you slow down?
won't you slow down?
and give me a minute
to get back in it
Catch my breath
I'm still goin'
but I could use a little rest

Brother time
you know you used to be my friend
a big blue sky
that went on without end
a slow-rolling boxcar
on a steady uphill climb
I could see where I was going
I could hop off any time

But now
everything's changed
Now
You got yourself an aeroplane
and you fly, you fly, you fly
Brother time
Brother time
Brother time


Now,I'm not asking
for some machine
to take me back
take me back
I'm still strong
I'm strong and I'm ready
And I'll take on the world
if the world'd just hold steady

But now
everything's changed
Now
it's not the same
you fly, you fly, you fly

Brother time
won't you slow down?
Won't you slow down
and give me a minute?
give me a minute
to catch my breath
I'll be fine
you go on ahead
Brother time
Brother time
Brother time
Track Name: Hillbilly Thrillseekin' Kids
HILLBILLY THRILLSEEKIN’ KIDS

Hillbilly thrillseekin’ kids burnin’ rubber down the wrong side of Highway 10
Headin’ for the county line with a mind they can get out of whatever they get in
Livin’ on a dare and they really don’t care cuz there’s nothin’ that they can’t do
Hillbilly thrillseekin’ kids sound a little like somebody you once knew

Bet you run across ‘em
Tryin’ to act so hard
In some racked-up, jacked-up, rusty ol’ somethin’
That’s a few days late for the wrecking yard
But it still rumbles ‘em into town
And it seats ten with the windows down
Listen real hard and you’ll recognize the sound…

Hillbilly thrillseekin’ kids burnin’ rubber down the wrong side of Highway 10
Headin’ for the county line with a mind they can get out of whatever they get in
Livin’ so fast cuz the night don’t last when you gotta sneak home by two
Hillbilly thrillseekin’ kids sound a little like somebody you once knew

Don’t try to lie, now
You remember well
You were skinny as a splinter, hangin’ out the window
Like a hell-bent devil with a rebel yell
And all those hoodlum friends of yours
With a case of acne and a case of Coors
And an itch in the britches a ragin’ good time cures

And with a little luck
They’re gonna come out fine
Have a little fun
Then tow the line
They’re gonna grow right past that rowdy age
Set aside them wilder ways
Wake up from that crazy haze
With the brain-cells left to remember those days of—

Hillbilly thrillseekin’ kids burnin’ rubber down the wrong side of Highway 10
Headin’ for the county line with a mind they can get out of whatever they get in
Livin’ on a dare and they really don’t care cuz there’s nothin’ that they can’t do
Hillbilly thrillseekin’ kids sound a little like somebody you once knew
Hillbilly thrillseekin’ kids sound a little like somebody you once knew
Hillbilly thrillseekin’ kids sound a little like somebody you once knew¬
Track Name: Wash That Love Away
WASH THAT LOVE AWAY

Hey, mister would you pour me out another
I’m takin’ all my troubles on the town
But you wont have to hear my dirty laundry
Just keep these suds a-comin’ and we’ll clean it up right now

Tonight I’m gonna wash that love away
And soak up all my thoughts of yesterday
Nothing seems too urgent
When I’m drinkin’ this detergent, hey, hey
Gonna was that love away

Bartender, now I know I’m lookin’ ragged
With bleary eyes and this ol’ three-day growth
But I assure you I won’t be no trouble
And when I’m seein’ double I’ll be sure to tip you both

Tonight I’m gonna wash that love away
And soak up all my thoughts of yesterday
Nothing seems too urgent
When I’m drinkin’ this detergent, hey, hey
Gonna was that love away

Tonight I’m gonna put her in the past
And thank her from the bottom of my glass
She put me through the wringer
Now that ring is off her finger, hey, hey!
Gonna wash that love away

She got into a sticky situation
And I don’t have to tell you what I mean
It put a stain upon my reputation
And only now’s it starting to come clean

Chorus
Track Name: Someone Else Like You
SOMEONE ELSE LIKE YOU

Another 2 AM rolls round again
the music stops
it's time to go
So I throw twenty on the bar
find my car
remind myself to take it slow
Ain't how it funny I thought right now
I'd be livin' so fast and free
then I look around and tell myself
there's got to be--

Someone else like you
to help me through these crazy times
to take my hand
and understand this heart of mine
'cause I thought I wanted something more
and I said I wanted someone knew
Now all I want is someone else like you

And the radio play another song
'bout another guy guy
who had it all
and the whole drive home I sing along
and tell myself I ought to call
yeah, but I know every word you'd say
that I'm livin' in a crazy dream
don't know the first thing about love
well baby, all I know's the one thing
I been dreamin' of

CHORUS

And everybody thinks
everybody seems to think I'm doin' fine
but i'm just about to lose my mind

CHORUS
Track Name: Brother Time (Tommy Banks vocal)
BROTHER TIME (vocal: Tommy Banks)
© 2011, Ira Marlowe/Slow Reveal Music (BMI)

Brother time
won't you slow down?
won't you slow down?
and give me a minute
to get back in it
Catch my breath
I'm still goin'
but I could use a little rest

Brother time
you know you used to be my friend
a big blue sky
that went on without end
a slow-rolling boxcar
on a steady uphill climb
I could see where I was going
I could hop off any time

But now
everything's changed
Now
You got yourself an aeroplane
and you fly, you fly, you fly
Brother time
Brother time
Brother time


Now,I'm not asking
for some machine
to take me back
take me back
I'm still strong
I'm strong and I'm ready
And I'll take on the world
if the world'd just hold steady

But now
everything's changed
Now
it's not the same
you fly, you fly, you fly

Brother time
won't you slow down?
Won't you slow down
and give me a minute?
give me a minute
to catch my breath
I'll be fine
you go ahead
Brother time
Brother time
Brother time
Track Name: Ship in a Bottle
SHIP IN A BOTTLE

Carry me home to the love that I know
Is waiting for me at the end of the sea
And I’ve packed my belongings and said my goodbyes
The ship in the bottle is ready to ride the waves

Johnny Walker Red
Is a blue-talking sailor
All the words he said
You’ll apologize later
Drinks from your glass
as he climbs up the mast
And points to the gathering stars
That’s where you learn
Which way to turn

chorus

Jose Cuervo Gold
Is a shipwreck survivor
Left him with the soul
Of a mad taxi driver
Run through the light with him
Stay out all night with him
Crashing the rocks on the waves
Ask your bartender
What to remember

Mickey’s Bigmouth Ale
Yeah, we all know what that means
Hoist her tattered sail
Your ocean is wide and green
And served in a barrel, the pride of O’Farrell St.
Pouring you out in the foam
Finally a friend
Finally a home

chorus
Track Name: Umbrella People
Here they come
look at ‘em scatter
see them run
out of the rain
I’ll get wet
what does it matter?
What does it matter today?

Umbrella people
and it’s hardly even raining
Umbrella people
and the sun’s comin’ through
I’ll stand here
underneath this rainbow
colors I got from you
colors I got from you

Here they come
look at ‘em scatter
Hurry up, get ‘em up
it could start to pour
I’ll just watch
the rivers gather
‘round my feet
as I’m walking to your door

chorus

And it’s only been a day or two
How do I know? But still I do
It’s comin’ true

Umbrella people
and it’s hardly even raining
Umbrella people
and the sun’s comin’ through
I’ll stand here
underneath this rainbow
colors I got , I got, I got, I got
I got you
underneath this rainbow
and it’s all comin’ true
I'll stand here
looking at the sky
opened up so wide
and you're the reason
you're the reason
Umbrella people
no they don't even know
Umbrella people
open up, open up
let it go, let it go
Track Name: Modern Times
In the void and the haze and the six long days
When the dark and the light went separate ways
Dark and light, noon and night
Man and woman, wrong and right
And the question came when it all was young
Fork in the road on a serpent’s tongue
And the question said, "Do you still want more?
Do you want whatever’s behind that door?"

It’s always modern times
Always modern times
Every lucky day we fly
Our rocket to the other side
And don’t let go
‘Cause there isn’t far to go
Baby, close your eyes
Keep your hands inside

Came the rain and came the flood
Two by two in a river of mud
Two by two in a sea of love
Ocean covering all that was
And the walls came down
The walls came down
The waters parted and the men were drowned
The sinners lost, the good ones saved
The unbelievers all enslaved

It’s always modern times
Always modern times
Every brand-new day we fly
Our rocket to the other side
And don’t be scared
Can’t you see we’re almost there?
Baby, close your eyes
Just let it all go by

And the crystal cars and the men from Mars
If they never did come, well they can’t be far
Gonna pack our things for a place we’re told
Top of the world where it still gets cold
And the water runs down, the water runs down
The sea came up where there once were towns
And you can’t go back, you don’t go back,
You never look back

It’s always modern times
Always modern times
Every precious day we fly
Our rocket to the other side
And don’t despair
'cause you know we’re almost there
Baby, don’t you cry
Just let it all go by

It’s always modern times
Always modern times
Track Name: Crazier Than You
CRAZIER THAN YOU

This little girl comes up to me
And mister, I apologize
She seemed so innocent
Skinny hips and Bambi eyes
Pale as the man in the moon
Talking ‘bout some people
Who might find her soon

No matter what you think
No matter what you do
Never fall in love with someone
Crazier than you

She’s got this photograph
She’s keeping from the CIA
Somebody famous
Wearing what looks like a negligee
Time for the wages of sin:
“Boy, I need a favor
That’s where you come in…”

Chorus

Count yourself lucky
You still can fly
Count yourself lucky
You’re too cool to die

Everybody’s got somebody
Living in the hole inside their head
Who bangs the Underwood
And writes the words you wish you never said
And all the things you swore
You’d never really do
Oh, come on, mister
I know you been there, too

Chorus

Count yourself lucky
You’re too cool to die
Track Name: Living with Robots
LIVING WITH ROBOTS

Living with robots
Is making me feel so slow
And they’re the ones
Just zeroes and ones

Living with robots
Will they ever understand
How good it feels
Smashing the wheels

And I’m trying to change and fit inside
This wonderworld that must collide
With everything I held so tight for so long
And I’m trying to learn about myself
And know when I can use some help
This wonderworld is all I have to go on

Living with fear
And if I had my way I’d stay right here
Under here
With you
Building a time machine by hand
Hatching our plan,

And I’m trying to change and fit inside
This wonderworld that must collide
With everything I held so tight for so long
And I’m trying to move myself around
And make some room for what comes now
This wonderworld will show me how to go on

Go on
Let it come to you
We’re leaving now
What will you do?

***

And I’m trying to change and fit inside
This wonderworld that must collide
With everything I held so tight for so long
And I’m trying to move myself around
And make some room for what comes now
This wonderworld will show me how to go on
Go on…

Living with robots
Living with robots
Living with robots
Track Name: Arielle
ARIELLE

You pace the world in circles
Looking for a heart that’s really true
You down a couple strong ones
And now anyone would do
Hanging around at the Café Du Nord
With those people all so professionally bored
It’s scary. Ordinary.

Arielle, you’re so much better
than your puny poser friends
Arielle, I’d like to see you take
the whole damn thing again
Arielle, no you’re not falling
you’re just scared to death and stalling
I can tell

I used to hear you playing
At that club on Lincoln Way
You had a way of singing
What my heart refused to say
Now all you do is run from the beauty
You were born to share
Is that enough now?
Should I shut up now?

Arielle, you’re so much smarter
than the stupid things you do
Arielle, I wish just one time
I could climb inside of you
And spend an hour livin’
with the things that you’ve been given
Yes, it’s true. What will you do?

Hanging around at the Tip Top Room
Breathing the smoke and the gloom and doom
It’s crazy. Please amaze me.

Arielle, you’re gonna find it
in a place you always knew
Arielle, you’re gonna see yourself
and finally know it’s true
The you’re gonna rise
and pull us all across the skies
upon your song.
Don’t be long. Don’t be long.
Arielle
Track Name: Losertown
LOSERTOWN

It used to look bleak
Now it’s colorful
This low-rent life
Is gettin’ so fashionable
Yeah, but I was on the floor before
These new suburban social-divers
Came along and cluttered up the scene
And I was going nowhere
Back when nowhere wasn’t such a place to be

And if it’s so cool
To be so down
Then you can rent my space
And take my place here in losertown

Yeah, I been here a while now
But it ain’t like I planned it
Some people run from the hell they come from
While other people just line up and demand it
So before you and tell your whole damned story
‘bout the way they made you
everything you’re never gonna be
just hang around and bum some change
and when you’ve got enough get back to me

CHORUS

Just look around, there’s people here with kids
And how they gonna feed ‘em?
And other people on the skids
‘cause once the war was over
who needs em’?
yeah, but these are people tryin’, really tryin’
trying to get out of this place
and you’re just trying to shock me
with your attitude of nothing
and those holes in your face

CHORUS

And if it’s so chic just to jump off your feet
And lie there on the ground
Well, knock yourself out but it’s a shame to be proud
Of this losertown
Track Name: Look for Me (a ghost story)
LOOK FOR ME

She sleeps a little later than she used to
her room’s still pretty much the way it was
I move some things around
to see if she might notice
but she never does

I will wait for you

She wears a lot of black but I’m not honored
she always wore a lot of black before
she makes herself a fire
and curls up with her jornal
on the cold wood floor

I will wait for you
I will wait for you

Call it gray
call it in-between
call it unknown, unheard, unbelieved
In this house
I will stay
Look for me
when you look my way

I helped her write the song I hear her singing
I guess she thinks the words are all her own
I thought for just awhile
she’d recognize the style
now I leave her pretty much alone

I watch her as she reads the Sunday paper
she’s cut her hair, she’s no longer a girl
some other time and place
some other day
some oher world

Call it gray
call it in-between
call it unknown, unheard, unseen, unbelieved
In this house
I will stay
Look for me
when you look my way

I will wait for you
I will wait for you
I will wait for you
I will wait for you
I will wait for you
I will wait for you
Track Name: "All the Colors" (kids' song)
ALL THE COLORS

A little gray man, with purple shoes
a big red overcoat, and pants of baby blue
A second-hand store, he walked into
He said, "I'd like to leave these clothes."

"There's a green shirt, yellow socks
orange underwear with bright pink polka-dots
I'm not from the Earth, but I like it a lot
'cause here you've got...

All the colors
All the colors of the rainbow
All the colors
All the colors of the rainbow

Where I'm from, that little point of light
all we see is black and white
So when I landed, well imagine my delight
what a sight

All the colors
All the colors of the rainbow
All the colors
All the colors of the rainbow

And when it rains
and the sun shines through
there's a rainbow
As if the Earth just loves to show
what it can do

Pretty soon, I'll have to go
They're expecting me and my fuel is running low
But when I go back, so I can't bring all these clothes
I think it's best, if they don't know

All the colors
All the colors of the rainbow
All the colors
All the colors of the rainbow
I gotta go
I gotta go now...
Track Name: Continents (kids' song)
North America, South America, Africa and Asia
Europe and Antarctica, and of course, Australia!

Continent
What is a continent?
What is a continent?
I want to know....

China and Mongolia
Pakistan and India
Thailand and Vietnam
What continent do they live on?

ASIA!

England and Germany
Spain and France and Hungary
Belguim and Italy
There's just one place where they can be...

EUROPE!

Continent? What is a continent?
It's like a huge island
There are just seven of them
Seven of them

Argnetina and Paraguay
Ecuador and Uraguay
Brazil and Ecuador
What land mass are we looking for?

SOUTH AMERICA!!!

Canada and Mexico
and another place you know
called the United States
What continent do these three make?

NORTH AMERICA!

Chad and Algeria
Congo and Liberia
Egypt and Nigeria
All in one big area:

AFRICA!

There's a famous commonwealth
with a continent all to itself
Can you tell me, 'cause I wonder
what's called the Land Down Under?

AUSTRALIA!

There's one more continent
with no countries wantin' it
Pengiuns march across the snow
What's the name of it do you know?

ANTARCTICA!!!

Continent
What is a continent?
What is a continent?
I’m rather fold of them
These things called continents

North America, South America, Africa and Asia
Europe and Antarctica, and of course, Australia!
Continents!
Track Name: Lost in the Subway
LOST IN THE SUBWAY

Here I am
I got no school today
I didn't go 'cause I know what I know
and it's more than they do
On my own
and I can't go home
I got some time and what's left of a dime
so I'll catch a train at Broad and Erie
once I'm down they can't get near me

Don't try to find me, 'cause I'm
lost in the subway
lost in the subway
and I'm never comin' home

In my mind
I hear an angry cry
I never do what I know I should do
and I still don't know why
Closin' in
They can't leave bad enough alone
Tearing me down til I'm under the ground and I
feel the roar and hear the clatter
suddenly it doesn't matter

Don't try to find me, 'cause I'm
lost in the subway
lost in the subway
and I'm never comin' home
Look for the reason, 'cause there's
gotta be some way
gotta be somewhere these tracks go

Gotta keep movin'
ridin' the tracks
ridin' , ridin' , ridin' that front car
never look back, never look back, no, no
Look out my window
I can see in the dark
movin', movin' under the city
nobody knows me, nobody knows me
But I... own the city
I'm the king of the city, king of the city
I own the city, I'm the king of the city
I am, I am, I am, I am


Here I am
words in a silent hall
hollow the ring the commands of a king
in an empty castle
but in my game
I'm not the only one
Up on the street there's an army of fools
and they swallow their pride and they follow their rules
while they swear that they live in the land of the free
I'll be damned if I'm gonna be crammed in a life that's not me

Don't try to find me, 'cause I'm
lost in the subway
lost in the subway
and I'm never comin' home
Look for the reason, 'cause there's
gotta be some way
gotta be some way
or I'm never comin' home

solo
Track Name: "Here Comes the Mummy" (kids' song)
HERE COMES THE MUMMY

Down in Egypt in the Valley of Kings
There's a great big desert with great big things
Called pyramids, two blocks high
Where pharaohs go when the pharaohs die

When the pharaohs die they wrap ‘em up tight
All dressed up for the afterlife
Lock em in a tomb with stuff they''ll need
To eat and drink and wear and read

Lock em in a tomb with lots of gold
Treasure! treasure! wealth untold!
Whatchagonna do? whatcahgonna do?
I'd keep out if I were you

Mummy. mummy, mummy.
Here comes the
Mummy. mummy, mummy.
Here come the
Mummy. mummy, mummy.
Here comes some
dried up man in a great big rage
Moves pretty good for a guy his age

Cheops and Ramses and Tutunkamen
all had one great thing in common
They had no groove and they had no rhythm
But they had a lotta gold
and they took it all with em

Sign on the door in heiroglyphics
Long on threats but short on specifics
Beware, beware the mummy's curse
This is no place for the risk-averse
And it's gonna get worse!

Mummy. mummy, mummy.
Here comes the
Mummy. mummy, mummy.
Here come the
Mummy. mummy, mummy.
Here comes some
trouble, trouble, trouble deep
And all he ever wanted
was a good night's sleep

Down in Egypt in the Valley of Kings
There's a great big desert with great big things
Called pyramids, two blocks high
Where pharaohs go when the pharaohs die
When the pharaohs die
When the pharaohs die
When the pharaohs die

Mummy. mummy, mummy.
Here comes the
Mummy. mummy, mummy.
Here come the
Mummy. mummy, mummy
Whatchagonna do? whatcahgonna do?
I'd keep out if I were you
Track Name: Dream Time (kids' song)
In your dream world
There are places you can go
Where happy hippos dance with angels made of snow
Close your eyes and feel the wind blow
Now your getting tired, your mind is free
Close your eyes
and you will see…

It’s dream time
Everything’s fine
Sweet love of mine
It’s dream time

In your dream land
Where the monkeys wander free
And all the rainbows stretch as far as you can see
Slumber underneath a shady tree
Now you’re getting tired, the world goes by
Close your eyes
and you can fly

It’s dream time
Everything’s fine
Sweet love of mine
It’s dream time

Sometimes in the middle of a busy day we say
Slow down, slow down, slow down

In your dream world
There are secrets you will know
All the grownups have forgotten long ago
Worlds that walk around on tiptoe
Now you're getting tired
your mind is free
close your eyes
and you will be

In dream time
Everything’s fine
Sweet love of mine
It’s dream time
It's dream time
It's dream time
Track Name: Troublesome Sky
Gonna float like a cloud
That’s so full of rain
that it falls to the ground
And won’t get back up again
Let me stay here
Safe from the troublesome sky

Gonna swing like a door
Open so wide
That hills and the fields
Can all come inside
Sit yourself down
Safe from the troublesome sky

You will not falter
You will not run
You will not lose your way
Despite how lost you may become
There will be thunder
Sounding its might
You will walk under
As it goes by

Gonna sing like a sailor
Old as the sea
That knows everything
And all things to be
Rising and falling
Watching the troublesome sky

Gonna fly like a leaf
Borne on the wind
Just to see where I go
And look where I been
Nowhere and everywhere
Up in the troublesome sky

You will not falter
You will not run
You will not lose yourself
Despite how lost you may become
There will be thunder
Sounding its might
You will walk under as it goes by
You will walk under
Safe from the troublesome sky
Track Name: Just An Actress
I shouldn’t be so surprised
The story is nothing new
Stuck in the dark and wondering
What became of you
And if it even matters

Crazy to call it love
It wasn’t the word to choose
Whatever it was it wasn’t
Quite the same for you
I suppose it happens

Stumbling through the aisles
I look around
I’m locked in an empty theater
This curtain’s down
This show’s left town
I shoulda known
I shoulda know it

I shoulda known that you were
Just an actress
Just an actress
getting practice with her lines
Leave me alone next time you
Need the practice
‘cause I’ve already learned the part
by heart

Motives that don’t quite show
Baby’s the new Bardot
You sat in the second row and said,
“This could be me,
if I could just control it”
Learning to laugh that way
Touches of Jean Genet
Learning to cry with a gleam in your eye
And it’s all been a lie
And I finally know why

Chorus

Heroes never cry
They just take a bow
And make a break for the nearest sunset
I won’t wonder why
I know it’s over
The credits are rolling
And I shoulda known it
I shoulda known it

Chorus
Track Name: Scary as a Clown
SCARY AS A CLOWN

If you see her
Could you tell her
That I’m taking off the hat
With the propeller
I’ve kicked off my size-18’s
And put away those comic dreams
They were bringing me down
Bringing me down
Nothing’s quite as scary
As a clown

Mirror, mirror
Who’s the fairest?
I was so impassioned
Now I’m so embarrassed
And I thought she’d be so impressed
Now the whole world sees the way I’m dressed
And it’s bringing me down
Bringing me down
Nothing’s quite as scary
Nothing’s quite as scary
As a clown

And now I choose
To wipe off these white-faced blues
And find the brighter news that must come after
‘Cause heaven knows
When you put on that big red nose
Just make sure you’re ready
For the laughter

It was bringing me down
Bringing me down
Nothing’s quite as scary
Nothing’s quite as scary
As a clown
Track Name: Don't Go
Don't be a cloud
that sleeps in the sun
and sails away the moment
the winds come
Don’t be the wind
that never can stay
Rushing here to there
Day to day
Don’t be the day
Shiny and blue
That gives itself to darkness
Much too soon
Don’t be too soon
To give it away
I guess what I’m trying to say…

Don't go
Not now
Not when
I let you in somehow
Don't say it's not real
Stay right here
and dare your heart to feel
Don't go


Don’t be the girl
Who wishes on stars
And never sees the wishes
That already are
Don’t be afraid
Easier said than done
But you never seemed the kind
To run

Don't go
Not now
Not when
You let me in somehow
Don't say
it's not true
Dry your eyes
and see the life
in front of you
And me
We
Don't go

Don't go
Track Name: The Watcher
You look so pretty sitting in your dressing gown
Of course you never see me when I come around
At the stroke of midnight or the crack of dawn
Pretty girls like you should keep their curtains drawn
You never know what goes on

But ooh, if you only knew
I wonder what you’d do
Ooh, if you only knew

Outside of your window is the perfect place
To stare in silent wonder at that special face
To satisfy my every curiosity
What more could be expected
Of a man like me
You never know what you’ll see

chorus

Perhaps you’d scream and beg for me to go
Perhaps you’d only smile and say hello
Or if you saw me seeing you perhaps you’d cry
And curse the world that made a person such as I

But here I am again and though you look at me
In the glass you see just what you want to see
Reflections of a pretty girl all dressed in white
To you and me the picture is a lovely sight
On a lovely night

chorus
Track Name: The Silver Moon
That wicked old witch with her dirty old hands
tossin' my dreams in her frying pan
stir it up, stir it up, stir it up best you can
that old lady make a meal of my plans

But the silver moon
in the midnight sky
older than forever
but it still can fly
I can see
by that silver light
and I might make it home
tonight

Mean old ghost with a rusty chain
Callin' me the least of names
Talk it up, talk it up, talk it up all day long
Nighttime comes he still ain't gone

But the silver moon
in the midnight sky
Older than forever
but it still can fly
I can see
by that silver light
and I might make it home
tonight

Bible man with a bony fist
Says I ain't on the list
make it up, make it up, make it up, call it truth
I got all I need but proof

Black cat talkin' in the devil's tongue
Used to speak when I was young
Give it up, give it, give it up while you can
No one livin's seen the plan

But the silver moon
in the midnight sky
Can no longer sing
but he still can fly
I can see
by his silver light
that alone will get me home tonight

baby don't shake, don't cry. don't try to run
you know we're underneath the silver moon
forget about all your magic spells
the only magic north of hell
the silver moon
maybe somebody put it there so long ago
so we would know
it's coming soon
Track Name: There We Are
THERE WE ARE

The spirits in the cellar
Of some broken down heart
Were talking ‘bout tomorrow
like it’s just too late to start
Mumblin’ in the dusty air

And the angels you carry
In your miracle bag
Were only as real as the day you had
Comin’ home to no one there

There is something strange here
Suddenly something’s changed here
I’ve never been
this far before
I’m gonna need you near me while we—

Look
for a treasure map
All that the world
has been holding back
We can sing a pirate song

And the bad luck
is gonna change
All of the stars
are rearranged
Watching from a time long gone

There is something wrong here
Suddenly we belong here
Raise high the roof
Up through the clouds
Look from the tallest window
There we are now
There we are
There we are
There we are
Track Name: Vaudeville
VAUDEVILLE


They’re closing down Vaudeville
They’ve cancelled the show
And all of the ghosts
In the ripped velvet seats
Have nowhere to go
The song wasn’t over
The band was just getting’ in gear
They’re closing down Vaudeville
They’re already here

And the angels in the balconies
Singing “Nearer My God To Thee”
Circling over the stage…
But the dancers keep on dancing anyway
‘Cause anyway
It’s just change



She used to be laughing
There used to be tears in her eyes
And now she feels nothing
She says it’s alright
And I hardly remember
She wasn’t the one
They’re closing down Vaudeville
It’s already done

And the angels in the balconies
Singing “Nearer My God To Thee”
Circling over the stage
But the dancers keep on dancing anyway
‘Cause anyway
it’s just change

It’s just change.
Track Name: Nostradamus
Nostradamus

Nostradamus took it bad
Said he never really knew
All the crazy dreams he had
Had a way of coming true
Said a prayer that made him weep
Drank enough to let him sleep
Just before he found his peace
Heaven’s voice began to speak

It said if you want to learn to see
Then open up your eyes
Just remember all you’ll see
Will only spoil the big surprise

Nature’s got a secret weakness
You can almost hear her speak it
Under her breath
Seconds ticking soto voce
Listen closely
And you’ll listen to death

Nostradamus took my hand
Traced the lines across my palm
Said it don’t all look so grand
And he wished he could be wrong
Told me not to be afraid
Said I’m not the only one
Then his voice began to fade
And his work was finally done

But if you want to learn to see
Then open up your eyes
Just remember all you’ll see
Will only spoil the big surprise
And if you ever find a way
To peek behind the grand disguise
Just remember all you’ll learn
Is not to spoil the big surprise
Track Name: Valentine's Day (see alternate lyrics)
ALTERNATE LYRICS:


VALENTINES’S DAY

Cupid was just some poor romantic kid
Who shot off his bow and just didn’t know
The damage he did
Finding his mark on the luckiest hearts
While so many wait to be found
But once a year
He used to come around, and say--

It’s Valentine’s Day
It’s Valentine’s Day
And in its time
Love will find its own way
For every heart
That lives as one
Your day will come

Out of my dreams, out of the blue you came
Riding the wings of impossible things
That happen just the same
Cupid tries and his arrow flies
Til one day his arrow flies true
That’s what I found
The day I found you

It’s Valentine’s Day
It’s Valentine’s Day
and in its time
Love will find its own way
For every heart
That lives as on
Your day will come

It’s Valentine’s Day
It’s Valentine’s Day

© 2010, Jake Marlowe/Slow Reveal Music (BMI)


VALENTINE’S DAY

Cupid was just some fat annoying kid
Who shot off his bow and just didn’t know
The damage he did
But Aphrodite in her silver light
And Venus in her shimmering gown
Once a year
They used to come around, and say…

It’s Valentine’s Day
It’s Valentine’s Day
And in its time
Love will find its own way
For every heart
That lives alone
We have prepared a home

Out of the sky, down from the clouds
They came
Riding the wings of impossible things
That happen just the same
Aphrodite, with the smile of a child
And Venus with her eyes of green and blue
There at my door
To tell me once more…

It’s Valentine’s Day
It’s Valentine’s Day
And in its time
Love will find its own way
For every heart
That lives alone
We have prepared a home
Track Name: "House"
“HOUSE”

I live in a house
Where the portraits have the eyes cut out
Where the piano plays all by itself
Where the clock strikes when it wants to
I live in a house
Of hidden rooms and secret stairs
And every darkness leads somewhere
and all the eyes just watch you
And you came
On a dare, on a dare
Knocking at my door
But you did not run like all the ones before
You stayed, saying--

I… ain’t going anywhere
Nothing in this world
Nothing in this wicked world
Could move me anywhere
I… ain’t going anywhere
And I don’t believe in ghosts
A ghost is just a heart without a home
Now open this door

I live in a house
And when a big orange moon comes out
It lights a room once filled with doubt
That things could ever change here
But you came
On a dare
On a deadly cold and windy night
Lightening flashing in the sky
You stayed, saying--

I… ain’t going anywhere
Nothing in this world
Nothing in this wicked world
Could move me anywhere
I… ain’t going anywhere
And I don’t believe in ghosts
A ghost is just a heart without a home
Now open this door
Open this door
Open this door
Track Name: Frankenstein the Matchmaker
FRANKENSTEIN THE MATCHMAKER

Frankenstein the matchmaker
Builds the perfect lover
From the faces and the voices
And the memory of the others
He could almost love

Can you see him up all night?
Stitching up the final changes
Will he ever get it right?
Isn’t he somebody
You could almost love?

Almost
Any word that comes so close
Is only gonna tell you just how far you have to go
Stay there
Tell yourself there’s someone out there
Waiting in a story
Now get back to your laboratory

Frankenstein the doctor
Isn’t it appalling
How it got so out of hand
How he missed his calling
It was almost love

Every chance you wouldn’t take
Every flame that couldn’t last
Now you’ve got your pictures out
You’re drinking to the past
And all that almost was

Any time a moment came
You watched it til it turned away
You blamed it on the gods
As if you even hear a word they say
Cover up your ears before
The sound of all that came before
Comes calling, yeah it’s calling
You’re almost ready now
Is that what you’d say?

Almost
Any word that comes so close
Is only gonna tell you just how far you have to go
Go there
Could you ever dare
To step outside your perfect mind
Scary what you just might find
Track Name: 17
17

There are 17 versions of the roo-roo joke
each one ends with there’s no hope
stuck in the jungle what’s to do
but laugh the whole day through

17 ways to say goodbye
two that end in please don’t cry
one you never heard before
you were too far out the door

and the other world
that calls your name
ringing in your ears
it always sounds the same
and the other you
you tried to be
that’s the only one they’ll see

Welcome to the Liar’s Club
grab a number, step right up
stuck in the jungle, what’s to do
c’mon you know it’s true

17 years you didn’t know
then it hits you kinda slow
it’ll find you anywhere you go

and the other world
that calls your name
ringing in your ears
it always sounds the same
and the other you
you tried to be
that’s the only one they’ll …



see I don’t
see the invisible
things I used to see
it’s all so solid now
falling down
around me



17 rules in the book of life
one that keeps you up all night
stuck in the jungle what’s to do
but laugh the whole day through

17 hours in any day
til they let you get away
turn out the light
it’s brighter than they say

and the other world
that calls your name
you hear it in your heart
it always sounds the same
and the other you
you tried be
that’s the only one they’ll see

see I don’t
see the invisible
things I used to see
it’s all so solid now
falling down
around me
Track Name: House of Wax
The lady from the house of wax
smiles until her makeup cracks
she offers me the job, I tell her fine
the broker with the derby
gets the broom and says I'm early
I can make the morning papers
if I harden up in time

Get me out, get me out, get me out
I'm falling down
Oh... what a ridiculous town

Sal the king of Glamourville
despite the shortage gets his fill
avoid him when he's looking underfed
Powder monkey, china blue
the only white man privy to
a million dirty things Confucius knew
but never said

Chorus

You can't try to tell me down is up
black is white, wrong is right
no, that won't work this time
We gotta rip, rip that velvet cord
This house of wax must have a door

Frankenstein Maloney
and his stooges and his cronies
and his partner with the cauliflower ear
Doesn't matter what you done
the less you did, the more the fun
forget about it all
cuz even God won't find you here

Chorus
Track Name: While You're Sleeping (kids' song)
Dolls come to life
when you turn off the light
Chairs walk around
Walls whisper
And the foot of the bed
argues with the head
And the rug starts creeping
While
you’re
sleeping

While you’re sleeping
Your hair grows longer
While you’re sleeping
You get bigger and stronger
While you’re sleeping
The world starts dreaming
And things you imagine
Happen

Dolls come to life
when you turn off the light
Sometimes they throw
a party
And they laugh and they joke
how nobody knows
The secret
they’re keeping
While
you’re
sleeping

While you’re sleeping
Your hair grows longer
While you’re sleeping
You get bigger and stronger
While you’re sleeping
The world starts dreaming
And things you imagine
Happen
Track Name: Lullaby (kids' song)
Sweet, sweet darling now it’s time for sleep
Close your pretty eyes and know you’ll always be
In my special prayer
Think of me and I’ll be there

Sweet, sweet angel now the time has come
Find the softest cloud that you can lie upon
Float into in a dream
Love is everywhere you see

In a little while, you’ll rise
Sunlight shining from your eyes

Sweet, sweet darling may you always know
Tenderness and comfort everywhere you go
Peaceful as a lamb
Heaven hold you in its hand

In a little while, you’ll rise
Sunlight streaming from y
Track Name: No Place for Someone Like Me
The elevator man has a big cigar and he lights it on the hour, then puts it out again. I tell him my floor, but he coughs and stares and I hope he doesn’t follow as I climb the stairs.
Now I’m framed in the mirror of a smoke glass door and I comb my hair again. I hope they don’t see me. I step into the room and they turn their eyes. In a cold gray flash I realize they won’t see me.
Never seen a ghost and I would not run. I remember when I might’ve seen a dead man once. Blue-faced, staring in the long, tall grass. And I remember thinking as I tiptoed past him silently…
This is no place for someone like me.
Days between stations. Struggling with my bags past the angels in their fishnets and the angry man in rags quoting Shakespeare on the corner with a bad life on his breath. And it isn’t quite morning and it isn’t quite death.
This is no place for someone like me.
Never seen a ghost and I would not run. I remember when I might’ve seen a dead man once. Blue-faced, standing on a southbound train. Saying, “Buddy, can you tell me--, Buddy, can you tell me-- Can you tell me why I can’t get back again?”
Days between stations. Days between years. Running from the empty-eyed believers and the volunteers. They’re calling from the corners, closing in a ring. Saying, “Baby, don’t you worry. You won’t even feel a thing.”
This is no place for someone like me.