LYRICS

(in reverse chronological order)

TURNING NIGHT INTO DAY

Always and Forever

 I want the dreams you dream at night
I want you blinded by the light
Your hello and your goodbye
I want the tears you never cry
I want the way you comb your hair
I want you standing on the stairs
All of the years no one was there
All of the times you just don’t care

 I want you always and forever

I want the records that  you play
I want the prayer you pray each day
All of the things that people say
I want you when you walk away
I want the empty glass of wine
I want the nickel and the dime
I want you running out of time
I want you walking down the line

I want you knocking on the door
I want the letter in the drawer
The jacket that you always wore
I want it lying on the floor
I want you standing at the bar
I want you wishing on a star
I want you wondering where you are
I want the arrows in your heart

You’re Always Waiting, Baby

You’re always waiting, baby
for somebody to tell you
the answer or a clue
You’re always waiting, baby
and so you never see
we’re all waiting for you

You can’t see it but it’s true
that we’re all in love with you

You’re always waiting, baby
you stay up all night long
with your blanket and your blues
You’re always waiting, baby
and we learn all your songs
waiting outside for you

Don’t believe it but it’s true
we are all in love with you

You’re always waiting, baby
you’re always out of town
you’ve got so much to do
You’re always waiting, baby
and I’m always around
and I’m waiting for you

You Don't Think It's True
(see lyrics below)

Never Thought

 Never thought I’d see the glory
never thought it’d last till morning
never thought I’d show up late
and you would still be waiting for me
Never thought I’d see a clear sky
never thought that I would know why 
never thought my heart would be all
lit up like the fourth of July

didn’t think in my wildest dreams
I’d call you mine

Never thought I’d hit the number
thought I’d always sit and wonder
thought that I would always
miss the lightning
and just hear the thunder
Never thought the world would show me
anything but being lonely
never thought that I would be
the one you call your one and only

Thought that nobody was listening
thought no one would ever miss me
never thought that I’d be dizzy
thinking of the way you kiss me
I went down to Mississippi 
thinking nobody would miss me
never thought that I would be
the one you call your one and only

Nobody Cares About Your Big Dreams

Nobody cares about your worries
nobody cares about your heart
nobody cares about your big dreams
and the way they fall apart

And when you’re standing
on the corner late this evening
and all the girls walk by
the way they always do
and when you’re thinking of the ways
that you could leave them
remember you’re the only one
who knows what’s true

Nobody cares about tomorrow
they only care about today
nobody cares about your sorrow
or anything you’ve got to say

Nobody cares about your secrets
nobody cares what you can see
you’re only walking
down the dark streets
you’re only writing history

(I Used To Think) Love Was A  Dream

I used to ask the stars in the sky,
how much longer till I could die?

I used to think love was a dream

Now every single star that I see
was put up there to bring you to me

I can’t believe how you love me
like a sailor loves the sea
I can’t believe how I love you
like a sparrow loves to sing

one, say your prayers and
two, close your eyes and
three, safe and happily
fall asleep

Dirty Secrets
(see lyrics below)

(There’s A Party At The) End of the World

Call the boys, call the girls
(call the boys and call the girls)
Anyone who hasn’t heard
(hasn’t heard)

Leave your worries behind
(put them out of your mind)
We are running out of time
(out of time)

There’s a party at the end of the world

In your diamonds and pearls
(it’s the end of the world)
With your lilies and furs
(pretty girl)

There’s no hope for you now
(there was never any doubt)
You can never get out
(no way out)

Call the boys, call the girls
(it’s the end of the world)
Anyone who hasn’t heard
(of the world)

There Will Never Be A Day

Falling stars, crashing cars
all the rich boys at the bar
all the flowers in the yard
all the times you’ve gone too far

There will never be a day
when I don’t want to see your face

Magazines, limousines
all tomorrow’s beauty queens
everything we’ve ever seen
but pretended was a dream

Radio, picture show
something buried in the snow
everything we’ll never know
anywhere you ever go

One and Only

You’re the secret that I keep
you’re the way I get to sleep
you’re the bottom of the sea
you’re the way that things should be

You’re my one and only

You’re the air that I can breathe
you’re the treasure buried deep
you’re the electricity
turning wheels inside of me

You’re the light across the street
you’re the ground under my feet
everything I’ll ever need
everything I ever dreamed

You’re the secret that I keep
you’re the way I get to sleep
you’re the city that I see
waiting on the hill for me

You’re the electricity
for the light and for the heat
when you’re walking next to me
you’re the way that things should be

VALENTINE'S SINGLE 2006

Sparrow Song

Oh the shadows of the evening
tell me that it's time to go
for the evil moon is creeping
through the valley far below
though your heart believes that promises
are paper on the wind
I promise I'll return to you, my friend

You're another of those secrets
that I will never tell
a penny no light reaches
at the bottom of the well
though your heart believes that promises
are stories told by men
I promise I'll return to you again

All the sparrows and the swallows
and the eagle where they roam
have an arrow that they follow
in their heart to lead them home
though your heart believes that promises
are only wasted breath
I promise I'll return to you my friend


You And Me

Yesterday's just a memory
tomorrow is a dream
all we have got is one short hour
you and me

I never thought I'd see the day
you would love me too
but this world has seen much stranger things
than me and you

Tell all the stars to shut their eyes
and turn out the moon
ask everyone to wait a while
for me and you

Some people hear a ghost that sings
or wind up in the tree
but we know its a new lullaby
for you and me

POPULAR SONGS THAT WILL LIVE FOREVER,
VOLUME FIVE: ROCK & ROLL

Hey Pretty Baby

Hey pretty baby,
don’t you wanna dance?
Hey pretty baby
won’t you take a chance?

I’ve been waiting all night long
and this is my favorite song
Hey pretty baby
don’t you wanna dance?

 Hey pretty baby
don’t you wanna dance?
Hey pretty baby
find some true romance?

I’ve been waiting all night long
just to hear my favorite song
hey pretty baby
don’t you wanna dance? 

I’ve been waiting all night long
don’t know if I can do go on

 Hard To Believe

 The stars up on my ceiling
can count the evenings
that I dream of you
but I don’t know just what
I’m gonna do

 I try to fight the feeling
I think I’ll leave but
when I think of you
I don’t know just where
I’m going to

 It’s so hard to tell
if you’re dreaming
when you never learned
how to sleep

 It’s getting hard to believe
nobody sees the way
I feel for you
and sometimes I know
you feel it, too

 Some nights it seems so easy
to call you up and tell you
I love you
but I don’t know just what
I’m gonna do

I Don’t Like Girls

 I don’t like girls
who look like you
I don’t like Christmas
I don’t like June
I don’t like daydreams
that end too soon
I don’t like girls
who look like you

 I don’t like places
we used to go
I don’t like raindrops
I don’t like snow
I don’t like memories
that won’t let me go
I don’t like places
we used to go 

And now you’re stuck inside
a Texas brid
you had a shot at greatness
and soon he’ll know you lied
you’d rather be with me

You said it’s time
to change the plan
you said you want him
to be your man
you said you’re dying
to hold my hand
you said you loved me
you don’t give a damn

 Walk Around

 I just want to walk
around your block
until this feeling stops
until all your broken clocks
get the nerve to call the cops 

I just want to lie here in your yard
until things aren’t so hard
until all these shooting stars
finally tell us who we are 

I just want to sit outside your door
the way I did before
when you knew what it was for
don’t you love me anymore? 

Endless Love

Your brother said
that the sky was gonna fall
your father said
that he’d seen it all
your mother said
I should wait out in the hall
but when you’re gone
I can’t hear at all 

They try to tell me that you’re gone
but endless love goes on and on 

Your best friend said
that I could call anytime
your teacher said
go ahead and cry
your sister said
that you couldn’t tell a lie
but when you’re gone
I just wanna die 

Since You Been Gone

Since you been gone
I’m feeling fine again
I can tell time again
and I’m glad that you won’t be coming home

 I’m feeling fine again
I know my mind again 

I feel all right again
I see the light again 

Angel 

Everybody wants you
to brighten their night
and sometimes you think you’d
like to try

 You’re a kind of angel
sent down from the sky
so that God could teach us
how to cry

 Someday everything will be just
how you want it

 Everybody wants you
to stay the night
but nobody sees how
hard you try

 Keep your head up, angel
just walk on by
someday everybody’s gonna die 

Blessing

May your road be smooth
may it rise to meet you

May your sky be blue
the sun rise to greet you

 May your love be true
and the brothers you choose

Your sorrows be few
and your troubles teach you

When the waters rise
may they never reach you

The Lord go with you
may He guide and keep you 

Back Stairs

 Come on up the back stairs, dear
when you’re tired of
all the other girls
I will be here
listening to the records
that you gave me

Come on up the back stairs, dear
when you’re tired of
this whole crazy world
I will be here
looking at the
pictures that you made me 

I’ll leave the light on for you

 You Seem Like Brighter Days To Me 

You seem like brighter days to me
like love up on the silver screen
like all the thing I wish I’d seen
you seem like brighter days to me 

You seem like brighter days to me
you seem like a lucky streak
you seem like tinfoil in my beak
you seem like brighter days to me 

It’s been so long
since my baby walked out
and the night got so dark
It’s been so long
since I felt like singing my song

You seem like brighter days to me
you seem like falling back to sleep
you seem like things you get to keep
you seem like brighter days to me

You seem like brighter days to me
days when you can do anything
days when you don’t care what it means
you seem like brighter days to me

 You seem brighter 

All songs: words by Wallace and
music by Wallace, except I Don’t Like Girls,
words & music by Wallace, Walk Around,
words & music by Wallace, and Blessing,
words & melody by Wallace & music by Wallace.
 

recorded March 2004-April 2005

for Bill Brown

DIRTY SECRETS SINGLE 

ASIDE: Dirty Secrets

 There’s nothing you could tell me
that could change my mind
none of your dirty secrets
no Mason-Dixon line

You don’t need a reason
you don’t need a rhyme
you can come and see me
anytime

There’s nothing you could show me
that I would call mine
the only things we get to keep
are what we leave behind

You’re the light across the street
You’re the tree that makes the shade
you’re everything I never see
until it goes away

It’s the light across the street
it’s the dreams that keep me up
it’s the way nothing I’ve said
ever seems like its enough

BSIDE: Put Your Head Upon My Shoulder

Put your head upon my shoulder
don’t open up your eyes
We’ll know more when we are older
but you’re mine tonight

 Nobody can say they own
the stars up in the sky
but you don’t have to be alone
you’re mine tonight

Nothing’s easy
and nothing’s fair
but don’t pretend that
nobody cares

 it don’t matter what they told you
you’re mine tonight

 You can dream
about anything
don’t you worry
about what it means

Everybody thinks they know
what you must feel like
but if they stay or if they go
you’re mine tonight

you have something you can hold here
you’re mine tonight

with all our love for Michelle Stevenson

BEEN TRYING SINGLE

ASIDE: I Have Been Trying To Stop Thinking About You

I have been trying to stop thinking about you
and of the cost of living this way
I have been trying to stop thinking about you
and all the things that I’ve heard you say

but you don’t make it easy
with everything I see
no you don’t make it easy
you don’t make it easy for me

I have been trying to stop thinking about you
and all the times you stood beside me
I have been trying to stop thinking about you
and all the things we do in my dreams

and all the light behind your blue eyes
and all the love I learned was a lie

BSIDE: Let Me Ease Your Worried Mind

with special thanks for Andrew Ochs

Leave your boots by the door
you won’t need them anymore
leave your coat on the floor
let me ease your worried mind

All your life
nothing’s been all right
I know what that’s like
let me ease your worried mind

You ain’t got much to say
but say it anyway
at the end of the day
let me ease your worried mind

Leave your fear by the door
you won’t need it anymore
leave your sorrow on the floor
let me ease your worried mind

PERFECT DAY SINGLE

ASIDE: Perfect Day

A perfect day for whippoorwills
to fall in love with daffodils
a perfect day for hummingbirds
to tell all the secrets they’ve heard

A perfect day to lose our way
no matter what people may say
a perfect day for something new
a perfect day to be with you

A perfect day for katydids
for finding all the things we hid
a perfect day for sailing ships
to bring us all the things we miss

A perfect day to take a path
when we don’t know how to get back
a perfect day is coming true
a perfect day to be with you

A perfect day for dragonflies
for believing in sunny skies
a perfect day for violets that
remember all the things we can’t

a perfect day for everything
you ever thought was just a dream
a perfect day beyond the blue
a perfect day to be with you

BSIDE:  All The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise

All the world is waiting for the sunrise
all the children look up at the stars
all the world is waiting for the sunrise
all the grown men wonder where they are

All the world is waiting for the sunrise
as the ships sail over the dark sea
all the world is waiting for the sunrise
all of us tell stories in our sleep

All the world is waiting for the sunrise
even when we don’t know what it means
all the world is waiting for the sunrise
for we know this life is but a dream

VALENTINE’S SINGLE
2005
 
ASIDE: Stacy, Stacy
 
 
I guess we all got some lies that we believe
to get through the day
I guess we all got some things that we can’t see
in front of our face
 
 Stacy, Stacy
can’t you see?
he’ll never love you
the way he loved me
 
and I know that it’s easy to believe
the things he’ll say
but we all know what we get and what we see
are not the same
 
Stacy, Stacy
can’t you see?
He’ll never love you
the way he loves me
 
I guess we all got some lies that we still need
at the end of the day
and when the truth is too hard for us to see
we look away
 
but Stacy, Stacy
why can’t you see?

he’ll never love you
the way he loves me
 
oh, Stacy
 
 
BSIDE: Didn’t Dream
 
I always thought I didn’t dream
but somehow things come back to me
the way you look before you leave
and everything I’ve ever seen
and everything that it might mean
 
I always said I didn’t dream
but somehow things come back to me
the way this city makes you feel
like everything might not be real
like its all there for you to steal
 
Now I just don’t sleep
it’s easier without these dreams
now I just don’t sleep
you won’t believe the things I’ve seen
 
I always thought I didn’t dream
but I dreamed you’d come back to me
I dreamed that I could make you see
I dreamed that we were meant to be
I dreamed a lot of pretty things
 
Now I just don’t sleep
it’s easier without my dreams
now I just don’t sleep 
you won’t believe the things I’ve seen
 
I always thought I didn’t dream
but somehow things come back to me
the day that you forgot to breathe
and everything I’ve ever seen
and everything that it might mean



BIRD SONG EP

Bird Song 
 
so I can fly or I can dive
or I can hide up in the sky
and watch you walk along the street
but I can’t hold a thing with these fine wings
 
oh I can live up in the trees
or I can rest upon a breeze
and watch you walk the empty streets
but I can’t hold a thing with these fine wings
 
and when I ask the clouds above
what I should do with all my love
they say a boy might love a girl
but he can only hunt a bird
 
so I can fly right through the fire
or I can sing upon a wire
and watch you walking as you dream
but I can’t hold a thing with these fine wings
 
and when I ask the clouds above
what I should do with all my love
they say a boy might love a girl
but he could only hurt a bird
 
 
Dream For Me
 
Dream for me when I can’t sleep
dream all through the day
dream of things that you can’t keep
dream your life away
 
God gives you a bag of dreams
for the night is long
I sold mine for anything
sold them for a song
 
You have got so many dreams
no one believes you
come and tell them all to me
I can see they’re true
 
Dream for me when I’m awake
dream another day
dream of things that they can’t take
dream this life away
 
 
A Sailor On The Town
 
You’re like a sailor on the town
you’re a stranger
you’re a clown
and I just wish that you’d come around
 
I don’t see why they put you down
something’s lost
but something’s found
and I just wish that you’d come around
 
I’m always letting someone down
they want more and
they want it now
and I just wish that you’d come around
 
All of these days and all these doubts
all the ways that
I could get out
and I just wish that you’d come around
 
So many miles outside of town
and the stars
they don’t make a sound
and I just wish that you’d come around
 
I used to think that it mattered how
but I guess that
don’t matter now
and I just wish that you’d come around
 
 
You Seem Like Brighter Days To Me
 
You seem like brighter days to me
like love upon the silver screen
like all the things I wish I’d seen
you seem like brighter days to me
 
You seem like brighter days to me
you seem like a lucky streak
you seem like tinfoil in my beak 
you seem like brighter days to me
 
You seem like brighter days to me
You seem like falling back to sleep
you seem like things you get to keep
you seem like brighter days to me
 
You seem like brighter days to me
days when you can do anything
days when you don’t care what it means
you seem like brighter days to me


 

POPULAR SONGS THAT WILL LIVE FOREVER, VOLUME FOUR: COUNTRY AND WESTERN

Pioneer Song

My father told me
If he were strong enough to flee
He’d seen the land in his dreams
He’d seen the glory
He’d seen the blood run in the streets
He’d seen the ships on the sea

Over the ocean
Over the sea
I’m going to find my true country

My true love told me
Although this life is but a dream
That she would die if I leave
But I’ve seen the glory
I’ve seen the birds upon the wing
I’ve seen the fire in the tree

Over the ocean
Over the sea
I’m going to find my new country
I’m going to find my true country


(I Don’t Want To Break)
Another Lonely Heart


You show me the stars
You show me the moon
You say all my dreams
Are coming true soon
You tell me it’s love
But I know what’s true
Cause darling you see
I’m lonely like you

I don’t want to break
Another lonely heart
And my darling
That’s just what you are

You show me the moon
You show me the stars
You tell me that things
Can stay how they are
But darling I know
Whatever you say
It’s better for you
If I walk away

It’s nice to believe
Somebody cares
It’s nice to believe
There’s somebody there
It’s nice to believe
But I know what’s true
Cause darling you see
I’m lonely like you

My Dear Friend

My dear friend
Tell me where are you going?
My dear friend
Tell me where have you been?
My dear friend
Tell me where are you going?
My dear friend
In the rain and the wind

All the hills are white with snow
But no matter where you go
In this world, my dear friend
My dear friend
You won’t find her again

You won’t find her where you go
And the hills are white with snow
In this world, my dear friend
My dear friend
Will I see you again?

Alice My Dear

Alice my dear
Where are we going?
Where do we go from here?
You’ve got some things
I know you ain’t showing
And I felt the same way last year

You say it’s time
For me to go home
But I think I’d like to stay here

I told you things
No one else knows
But you couldn’t
fight off your fears

Oh, Alice my dear

Sweetheart, Sweetheart

Sweetheart, sweetheart
I’m twisted inside
And every day
The sun hangs so high
And every night
I look at the sky
I know the moon
has something to hide

Sweetheart, sweetheart
The river is wide
And out on the sea
The moon turns the tide
But darling it seems
However I try
I can’t get across
to the other side

Sweetheart, sweetheart
You better go
By morning your tracks
Will be lost in snow
And on that bright field
Nothing will show
And in this wide world
No one will know


I Know It Wasn’t Easy

Baby, I know it wasn’t easy
Baby, I know some days were hard
I know when the fog rolls in
It’s hard to see real far
But I still don’t know
why we’re apart

Baby, I know it wasn’t easy
Baby, I know some days were hard
I know just how long it takes
To reach the nearest star
But I still don’t know
why we’re apart

Sometimes the things
you think you know
They melt away as fast as snow
But for so many years I knew
You were the only thing that’s true

Baby, I know it wasn’t easy
Baby, I know some days were hard
I know all the fireflies
That flicker in the yard
But I still don’t know
why we’re apart

Some Folks Will Tell You

Some folks will tell you
This is the end
They’ve seen the judgment coming

But I’ve got my rifle
And I’ve got my friends
And this is a big old country

All The Ladies

By the time I get to Reno
I won’t even know your name
All the ladies dance for me

By the time I get to Reno
You will hang your head in shame
All the ladies dance for me

Even with your tears
I could love you true
But my dear you proved
You’re a fool, too

By the time I get to Reno
This old house will be in flames
All the ladies dance for me

Even with your fears
I could love you true
But my dear you proved
You’re a fool too

You Will Come Back To Me Someday

You will come back to me someday
When you have finally had your way
But I’ll be sleeping in the ground
And I won’t even hear a sound
And as you stand there by my stone
You’ll realize you can’t come home
And count up all the days it’s been
Since you’ve been gone

You will come back to me someday
When all your demons fade away
But I’ll be hidden in the ground
Sleeping in caves that can’t be found
And as you stand there by my grave
With all the things you came to say
You’ll see its true
that time’s a mean old man
and we don’t choose
when we should meet our Maker

You will come back to me someday
When all this mist has burned away
But I’ll be sleeping in the ground
The next time that you come around


All songs: words by Wallace and music by Wallace, except Sweetheart, Sweetheart, Another Lonely Heart, and I Know It Wasn’t Easy, words & music by Wallace, and West Texas, music by Wallace

recorded December 2003-March 2004


VALENTINE'S SINGLE 2004

ASIDE: All Your Secrets

And all your secrets
And all the best-laid plans
And all the treasure
I buried in the sand

And all the things that scare me
And all the things that should
And everything I meant to say
When I still thought I could

And you were all the evenings
And you were all the streets
And you were all the lights that stretched
As far as I could see

And all your secrets
And all the best laid plans
And everything I meant to say
Before I took your hand

And you were all the evenings
And you were all the empty streets
And you were everything that I
Ever dreamed I’d need

And all my secrets
And all the best laid plans
And everything I ever dreamed
As it slipped through my hands

BSIDE: I’ll Love You All My Life

You know, my friend, I love you
I’ll love you all my life
But love can be a poison
As deadly as a knife
I’m not afraid of dying
I know the Lord is true
But this life is a different thing
If I did not have you


All songs: words and music by Wallace

recorded February 8, 2004

POPULAR SONGS THAT WILL LIVE FOREVER: VOLUME THREE: GOSPEL

Jonah, Jonah

Jonah said unto the Lord
“I wish I knew what you know.”
“Jonah, Jonah,” said the Lord
“You know that that can’t be so.”

Some things high,
And some things low
Some things fast
And some things slow
But however far you go
Some things only God can know

I once said unto the Lord
“I wish I knew what you know”
But today I bless my soul
That some things I’ll never know


I Don’t Know Why

I don’t know why
I don’t know why
He hung upon that tree
Twas I, twas I
That should have died
And he that should go free

My whole life long
No right, no wrong
I did just what I pleased
So why, oh why
Did Jesus die
Before I bent my knee?

The stars at night
The city lights
You see them from the sea
But none so bright
As my God’s eyes
When he looked down on me

Lord Knows
Where My Baby Went

Lord knows where my baby went
Lord gonna take care of him

No one saw my baby leave
Every night I cry and grieve

Everywhere my baby go
Everywhere he find the Lord


Like He Do

I don’t know why
I don’t know how
Jesus would love me like he do

I don’t know why
I don’t know how
I only know
That it is true


I Don’t Care (What No Man Says)

I don’t care what no man says
Only God can strike me dead

I don’t care what no man says
Only God knows where I’ve been

Lord Please Show Me

Lord I’m frightened of the dark
Lord please show me who you are

Lord the days are long and hard
Lord please show me who you are

Lord I wish you’d stop my heart
Lord please show me who you are

My Heart Won’t Let Me Be

Lord my heart won’t let me be
Every day it beats and beats
Lord my heart won’t let me be
Won’t you please take it from me?

I Need Rest

I need rest
From all these demons chasin me
Don’t wanna look anymore
On the things that I gotta see
I need a friend
Don’t wanna be lonely anymore
I’m gonna hide under the wings
Of my Lord

When I am lost
When I have got no place to go
When I fall down
When I forget the things I know
When I am broken
When I cannot stop my weeping
I’m gonna hide under the shadow of his wings

He lights the dawn
He sees the sparrow in the tree
He calms the storm
He hooks the monster in the deep
The mountains tremble
His hand can move most anything
I’m gonna hide under the shadow of his wings

The road is long
The night is dark, the rain is cold
How far I come
How far it is, I never know
But one fine day
When I reach Jordan’s golden shore
I’m gonna die under the wings
of my Lord.


Trouble On My Shoulder

I was born with trouble
On my shoulder
I was born with trouble
In my heart
I was born with trouble
On my shoulder
Oh, Lord, when can I lay down?

The Lord Will Go With You

When you go out
As you will do
To roam the streets
And byways too
When you go out
As you will do
The Lord will go,
Will go with you

When you go out
As you will do
Under the sun
Under the moon
When you go out
As you will do
The Lord will go,
Will go with you

On lonely roads
Or in the town
If you are lost
Or you are found
The Lord your God
He will be true
And where you go,
He’ll go with you

And when your days
On earth are through
And Death he comes
To call for you
When you go out
As you will do
The Lord will go,
Will go with you.

All Songs: words & melody by Wallace and harmony & fiddle by Wallace

recorded November 2 & 4, 2003



POPULAR SONGS THAT WILL LIVE FOREVER, VOLUME TWO: HIP HOP

I Know What You’re Doing

Every time that you cry
I know what you’re doing baby
It’s okay, it’s all right
I can feel it too

Every time that you hide
I know what you’re doing baby
Go ahead, sit outside
Like you always do

Baby, someday soon
you’ll come around the corner
Baby, someday soon
you’ll see it through
Baby, someday soon
you’ll find it on your doorstep
Baby, someday soon
it’s coming true

Every time that you lie
I know what you’re doing baby
It’s okay, I don’t mind
But you know it’s true

Every time you walk by
I know what you’re doing baby
It’s okay, it’s all right
I can feel it too

Baby, someday soon
you’ll find it on your doorstep
Baby, someday soon
it’s coming true
Baby, someday soon
you’ll find there’s still one more left
Baby, someday soon
I’ll be with you


I Remember
What You Used To Say


Every time I think that it’s too late
I remember what you used to say
Every time I think that it’s too late
I remember what you used to say

I remember what you said
And I hear it in my head
How it was when you said

Don’t believe
What you see
Count to three
Look for me

Baby please
Count to three
Stay with me
You will see

Every time I think that its too late
And I’m trying not to curse my fate
Every time I think that its too late
Cause you don’t think you’ve got what it takes

Every time I think that its too late
I remember what you used to say

Wait and you’ll see

Every Time I Try To Call You, Baby

Every time I try to call you, baby
You keep telling me that someday, maybe you could see me

Every time I try to call you, baby
You keep telling me that someday
Maybe you’ll come see me

Turn it around
Slow it all down
Tell me what it’s all about now, baby

Every time I try to call you baby
You keep telling me that someday maybe you could see me

Every time I try to call you baby
You keep telling me that someday
Maybe you’ll come with me

Turn the lights out
Burn the house down
Tell me what it’s all about now,
Baby

Every time I try to call you baby
You keep telling me that someday
Maybe
Tell me how long till the day
You’ll be with me.

You’re So Pretty
(That I Don’t Know What To Do)

You’re so pretty
That I don’t know what to do
I love you, babe
I love you

I used to walk around
Feeling so blue
Now I just lie here
And dream about you

All of this time
I guess I never knew
How life could be
With someone like you

I Can See No Reason To Believe

Every time I drive too far
I still want to crash the car
And I still know where you are
And I still can’t get that far

Every time I count to ten
I still know how you have been
I know about all of them
Everything you’ve forgotten

Baby, I can see no reason to believe
But however far I get
You know that I never leave

Every time the sun goes down
And the lights come on in town
I still know you’re not around
And it still gets me down

Baby, you know you can
Never really leave
Light it up and count to ten
But you know you still believe

You Can’t Break A Broken Heart

Watcha gonna do baby,
You ain’t already done?
Watcha gonna do baby?
Can’t hurt the broken-hearted

You Don’t Think It’s True

Every time I see your face
Every time you walk away
Every time I see you smile at me

I could run a thousand miles
I could flap my wings and fly
I could drown under the deep blue sea

You keep saying
You don’t think its true
But I’m so in love with you

Every time I see your face
And you look at me that way
I could drown under the deep blue sea

I could sail into the sky
I could lie right down and die
I could change the course of history

You’ll Come Running Back To Me

Every time you tell me that you’re gone
I know that it won’t be true for long
Every time you tell me that I’m wrong
I know that it won’t be true for long

You’ll come running back to me

Baby Doll

Every time I fall, baby doll
I know who will catch me
Every time I fall, baby doll
I know you will catch me

You and the things you do

Pay Phones

Pay phones
Calling cross the time zones
Telling you that I’ll be coming home

Pay phones
Calling cross the time zones
Telling you that you won’t be alone




All Songs: words by Wallace and music by Wallace, except I Know What You’re Doing & I Can See No Reason To Believe, words & music by Wallace, & You Can’t Hurt A Broken Heart, by Black Jake & the Carnies

recorded June-September 2003



POPULAR SONGS THAT WILL LIVE FOREVER, VOLUME ONE: LULLABIES

You Can’t Stop

Leave all your things out in the hall
Pull all the pictures off the wall
Take what you can get
Out on the street
But you will find
That it won’t change anything

You can’t stop the rain from falling
You can’t stop the angels calling
You can’t stop the car from stalling
Every time you try to slow down
Drive until you hit the state line
Tell yourself there’s always time
But all the same the world
Keeps spinning round

Down by the river yesterday
Rain washed the footprints
Off the banks
I heard something up there
In the trees
But I’ll admit
That my mind plays tricks on me

You can’t stop the stars from falling
Even with the angels calling
I can’t seem to help recalling
All the ways to get to your place
Leave your things out on the lawn
So everyone can see you’re gone
But nothing’s ever really
Gonna change

You can’t stop the rain from falling
Every night the angels call and
I could go on standing here for days
You can’t stop the sky from falling
Can’t you hear the angels calling?
I walk down the hall into the rain


I Can’t Hear Them Anymore

And I can’t hear them anymore
However high the planes are flying
However low I turn it down
I never catch the angels sighing

I got a ticket today for someplace
We always said we’d go someday

And I can’t hear them anymore
However loud your neighbors fight
However long I’m at your door
I never catch you stir inside

And I can’t hear them anymore
However hard my friends are trying
However long I’m on your porch
You never want to come outside

I bought a ticket today for someplace
Angels always used to point the way


I’m Wondering Which Lie
(You’ve Chosen To Get By
)

I’m wondering which lie
You’ve chosen to get by
Your friends they come and go
You’re talking like Pinocchio

The angels all can see
The way your heart still beats
It echoes through the walls
And down the streets

Don’t think that I forgot
Don’t think that you ever will, Darling

Your father’s lights are out
When I drive by your house
Your angel heaves a sigh
And hunkers down for one more try

I’m wondering which lie
You’ve chosen to get by
Don’t think that I’ve forgotten you


(Suddenly) It’s Happened Again

Suddenly it’s happened again
And I’m not gonna see you anymore
Suddenly it’s happened again
And you’re knocking on my door
And I’m not gonna see you
And it’s raining again


I Can’t See You Anymore

I can’t see you darling
I can’t see you anymore
Ask the angels
If you don’t know why
I can’t see you darling
I can’t see you anymore
But you said that it was worth a try

The night that you carried me
The mile or so back home
I would have given anything
For something of my own

The girls out on the avenue
They told you to come home
The angels who take care of you
They told you I’d be gone

I can’t see you darling
I can’t see you anymore
All the stars come loose
Up in the sky
I can’t see you darling
I can’t see you anymore
But I love you darling don’t you cry


For the First Time

What sweet excuse can I offer?
What fine gift can I bring?
How many times have I wandered
This same path in the spring?

Lord for the first time
Lord for the last
Lord for your child
Down by the river

How many times have I followed
These same lights in the sky?
What was it you gave me
As we were saying goodbye?

Lord for the first time
Lord for the last
Lord for your child
Lost by the river


I Could See Things Like You

Even at dawn
You just couldn’t come home
All the angels roamed
Above the payphones
Out on the rooftop
I waited for you
And I saw them all too

And I guess it’s true
I could see things like you
But as it is
You know how it’s been

Even at daybreak
The stars wouldn’t fade
So you hid your face
Under the freeway
When you came home
Later that afternoon
I could barely see you

Darling one fine day
You could see things my way
But until then
You know how you’ve been


Lullaby

Lullaby
Don’t you cry
Night can’t stop the morning

Violins
Safety pins
Day comes without warning

While you sleep
Angels keep
All the tapes recording

Darling please
Stay with me
No one has to know it

Time ticks by
Angels sigh
You don’t have to show it

Ask the moon
For the truth
He’ll tell you a story

One fine night
Two kids tried
To stay awake till morning

Lullaby
Don’t you cry
Don’t you cry

Don’t you cry

all songs: words by Wallace and music by Wallace, except (Suddenly) It’s Happened Again, words & music by Wallace

recorded March-April 2003