Songs For A Blue Guitar

LYRICS

  1. Have You Forgotten
  2. Song for a Blue Guitar
  3. Make Like Paper
  4. Priest Alley Song
  5. Trailways
  6. I Feel the Rain Fall
  7. Long Distance Runaround
  8. All Mixed Up
  9. Revelation Big Sur
  10. Silly Love Songs
  11. Another Song for a Blue Guitar

 

1. Have You Forgotten

i can’t let you be
cause your beauty won’t allow me
wrapped in white sheets
like an angel from a bedtime story
shut out what they say
cause your friends are fucked up anyway
and when they come around
somehow they feel up and you feel down

when we were kids
we hated things our parents did
we listened low
to casey kasem’s radio show
that’s when friends were nice
to think of them just makes you feel nice
the smell of grass in spring
and october leaves cover everything

have you forgotten how to love yourself?

i can’t believe all the good things that you do for me
sat back in a chair
like a princess from a faraway place
nobody’s nice
when you’re older your heart turns to ice
and shut out what they say
they’re too dumb to mean it anyway

when we were kids
we hated things our sisters did
backyard summer pools
and christmases were beautiful
and the sentiment
of coloured mirrored ornaments
and the open drapes
look out on frozen farmhouse landscapes

have you forgotten how to love yourself?

2. Song for a Blue Guitar

when everything we felt failed
and some music soft in distant sails
but it don’t sound like it did before
then i know i’m left with nothing more
than my own soul
when pretty pictues face back
but your coats aren’t hanging on the rack
and blue water turns to
a place that i can’t get to
a place that i can’t
in a room all i feel
is the cold that you left
through the air all i see
is your face full of blame
what’s left to see
what’s there to see

in the room all i feel
is the cold that you left
through the air all i see
is your face full of blame
what’s left to see
what’s there to see
what’s left to see

3. Make Like Paper

halloween in new york
on the way home from london
eight weeks on tonight still
but all the other winter’s i spent
she lived in a house
where mission street bends
she slept in a room
where i didn’t feel welcome

leaves are turning brown
all over the ground
leaves make like paper
make like paper sounds

way back, back then
i considered you my best friend
but the last time i saw you
i knew i’d never see you again
you lived in a place
off the chamblee-dunwoody way
i took up his space
when they took your father away

leaves are turning round
all over the ground
leaves make like paper
make like paper sounds

4. Priest Alley Song

going past golden gate
elementary everyday
kids down colorful hill
recess and fire drill
she likes the side without the heat
where the sun don’t beat
she likes the cooler side
of washington street
hummingbirds, pigeons and doves
hover rooftops above
light shine down into the tides
over hillsides
see where the bridge and mountian meet
at the mouth of the sea
and where the sailboats live a day
and turn away
with the purple evening

losing our loving hold
in the skies flourescent glow
she takes her thoughts and cares
into the moonlit alley stairs
still in my hand i feel the sting
the sound of bells ring
and the memory of the face
never washes away
the current evening

5. Trailways

how have you been caroline
living ok
home in PA
see how the color left from our faces
from when, when we were younger

just yesterday i was making the reach
went for a swim in lover’s beach
and there i met friends and i neared the bay
until i felt sick
but you were my friend
don’t you know how i needed you then
i felt nervous when you shook and cried
the circles under your eyes
made love til you reached the clouds
through the ceilings and walls that surround

one time you drove through heat and hard rain
three hundred miles in the roots of your pain
things get so far back in your mind
that we don’t connect
but you were my friend
at the turn of my life’s events
i felt weak in the hold of your soul
and your blood-red eyes even more
but the feelings that stay with you now
get lost over time somehow

6. I Feel the Rain Fall

i feel the rain fall
down my back
i’m going back
to my place of work
to get things done
to get them right
but i’ll mess them up
and i always do
buried in words about you
this year, oh what a year
i layed around
just feeling down
and from our happy room
i watched the seasons as they flew
and then when christmas came
i layed my head to rest in chains
cause with my finished work
i turn my head back
still didn’t work
and i put it to bed
you often swore to find me dead
too many times enough
to start again
to give it up
and then the morning came
til i felt day
til i’m awake
cause with my finished work
i turn my head back
still didn’t work
i feel the rain fall
down my back
i’m going back

7. Long Distance Runaround
(Jon Anderson)

Long distance runaround
Long time waiting to feel the sound
I still remember the dream there
I still remember the time you said goodbye
Did we really tell lies
Letting in the sunshine
Did we really count to one hundred

Cold summer listening
Hot colour melting the anger to stone
I still remember the dream there
I still remember the time you said goodbye
Did we really tell lies
Did we really count to one hundred

8. All Mixed Up
(Ric Ocasek)

she shadows me in the mirror
she never leaves on the light
and some things that i say to her
they just don’t seem to bite

it’s all mixed up
it’s all mixed up
it’s all mixed up
it’s all mixed up

she tricks me into thinking
that i can’t believe my eyes
that i wait for her forever
but she never does arrive

it’s all mixed up
it’s all mixed up
it’s all mixed up
it’s all mixed up

she says to leave it to me
and everything will be allright
she says to leave it to me
and everything will be allright

she’s always out making pictures
she’s always out making scenes
she’s always out the window
when it comes to making dreams

it’s all mixed up
it’s all mixed up
it’s all mixed up
it’s all mixed up

9. Revelation Big Sur

i can’t make anything
of why the brightest light fades
or how you slept a sleepless slumber
and through the rhythm of the timeless season

and you are the dark on my soul
and it’s your love that i steal
and you’re my cuts that won’t close
and this i’m certain
and this i’m certain
and this i’m certain

i don’t see anything
through all your worries
and the worst in people
and you’re the builder of your own high temple
and that’s the magic of your mind

and you’re the reason that i’m down
but you’re the promise that i found
and you’re all that i got
who’s the meanest
and who’s a genius
and who’s mine

and from the bed you lay and wonder
and from the morning come like thunder
it’s the downfall of your time
and you’re the dark of our home
but still the home that i feel won’t let up
or let go
and this i’m certain
and this i’m certain

10. Silly Love Songs
(Paul McCartney)

You’d think that people would have
had enough of silly love songs.
I look around and I see it isn’t so
Some people wanna fill the world
with silly love songs,
and what’s wrong with that?
How I’d like to know
‘Cause here I go again.

I love you
I love you
I love you
I love you

I can’t explain the feeling’s plain to me.
Now, can’t you see?
she gave me more, she gave it all to me
What’s wrong with that?
How I’d like to know
‘Cause here I go again.

How can I tell you about my loved one?
How can I tell you about my loved one?
How can I tell you about my loved one?

11. Another Song for a Blue Guitar

she comes apart at the seams
cause she never dreams
as she lays up awake
cause her feelings ache
and the one thing she found
as she gazed at the sea
was that she lost her faith
her faith in me

and in the early morning
i can’t make up a thing
and a barely can play
i don’t like to sing
so i picked up my brush
painted blue guitar
and i ripped off the chords
from ‘bron y’ aur’

so i played her a song
but the timing was wrong
poor choices of chords
and the words were forced
and the one thing that i found
as i gazed at the sea
was that she lost all hope
all hope in me

as she gazed at the sea
was that she lost her faith
her faith in me