FROM THE SUN

I Know Better
Ecstatic
From The Sun
Where I Belong
Roll In The Dirt
Another January
Downtown (Dirtytown)
Get It Back
The Rocky Water
Finally Home

I Know Better

Baby, baby, baby
Remember how we laughed?
There was a time we knew how to live it up
And I couldn’t totally give it up, no, no, no…

Maybe, maybe, maybe
Maybe you were blind
Or maybe you finally, finally lost your mind
Or maybe you just needed to unwind

I loved you baby, don’t you know
But I almost missed the show
Waiting for your love to grow
Watching the December snow

I know better, I know better not to lean on you in any way
You’re a distant memory… nothing to do with today

Baby, baby, baby
How am I gonna dream without the love
The lovin you gave to me?
Well whoever wants to be totally free?

Maybe, maybe, maybe
There will come a time
Im gonna find a love that is really mine
Im livin it up in my spare time

I see you wave goodbye
Another pretty bus ride
I hear the next town is nice
I wish I could break the ice

I know better, I know better not to lean on you in any way
You’re a distant memory… nothing to do with today

Na, na, na…

I loved you baby, don’t you know?
But I almost missed the show
Waiting for your love to grow
Lost in the December snow
I thought I should let you know
I know I can let you go
Im happier than you know
Hummin along to the radio

I know better, I know better not to lean on you in any way…
You’re a distant memory… nothing to do
I know better, I know better not to lean on you in any way…
You’re a distant memory… nothing to do with today

Ecstatic

Well, I’m ecstatic
You’re beautiful and radical
You love like a fanatic
And I’m on my knees

It doesn’t seem my limitation
Since I’m deep as aware
Rolled up like a crustacean
It pulls me from my shell
And I can’t hide

I try to squeeze myself
Into this tiny little box
Acting like I’m sturdy
But I’m tiring on the rocks
And I can’t fly

Well, I’m ecstatic
You’re beautiful and radical
You love like a fanatic
And I’m on my knees

I feel so busted
I thought that I had rusted
You took me down to what I really need

I’m wandering down a street
Nuggin’ a funky beat
I never felt so complete
But turning on the heat to hide

I’m suddenly rockin’ smooth
Walkin’ in these black shoes
I never thought that I
I could shake these blues
But now I’m high

Well, I’m ecstatic
You’re beautiful and radical
You love like a fanatic
And I’m on my knees

I feel so busted
I thought I had rusted
You took me down to what I really need

I get distracted by the day
I’m one of these lucky devils
Who sometimes gets away
I can be persuaded any which way
But, baby, now you’re with me
I am in a state…

Yeeah! (x4)

Well, I’m ecstatic
You’re beautiful and radical (x4)
Yeeah!

Well, I’m ecstatic
You’re beautiful and radical (x2)

From The Sun

I was born with a sense of longing, a sense of touch

Got a sense of humor to save me when I feel too much
Am I like everybody? Lose my direction
Now I can’t tell the moon from the sun

And all I have to lean on is your love tonight
And all I need is to make this time go by to be all right

I was born with desire for somebody to fill this space
And my heartbeat, it quickens every time I see your face
I believe that you love me, even when I come undone
When I can’t tell the moon from the sun

And all I have to lean on is your love tonight
All I need is to make this time go by to be all right
All I have to lean is the light in your eyes
All I need is to make this time go by to be all right

All these senses make me feel too much
And I can’t last a moment without a crutch
All these senses make me feel too much

And all I have to lean on is your love tonight
All I need is to make this time go by to be all right
All I have to lean is the light in your eyes
All I need is to make this time go by to be all right

Where I Belong

Like a river knows just how to flow
Like a song on the radio
Should be natural… should be simple
That’s what you were to me

And I don’t believe time will heal
Since your love is gone
Don’t know where I belong

LIke the summer knows how to melt the snow
Like a wave rising up at sea
LIke an autumn leaf knowing when to fall
That’s how you fell for me

And I don’t believe time will heal
But I’ll never know 
Cause I’ll never let you go

Thought I had you here
Thought you’d stay here
Thought I’d nevermore be alone
Now I miss you so… it’s so simple
My world has come undone

Like a river knows just how to flow
Thought I’d nevermore be alone
Like an autumn leaf falling aimlessly
No. I don’t know where I belong

Like a radio with no signal
No I don’t know where I belong
Like a wave at sea, breaking endlessly
No I don’t know where I belong
No I don’t know where I belong

Roll in the Dirt

I have built, built more bridges than I’ve burned, than I’ve burned
And I have helped, helped more people, than I’ve hurt, than I’ve hurt
But in my life, I’m still humbled by how little I have learned

You killed me baby, without pulling a trigger
You sold me darling, down the long and winding river

I have spent my lifetime seeking the truth
But I just wanna roll in the dirt of my youth

I have begged, begged forgiveness from a friend, from a friend
He doesn’t feel, feel the urgency for our struggle, oh for it to end

You knocked me over, with a touch of a feather
You dragged me darling, through some treacherous weather

Oh darling when I’m feeling hurt
I just wanna roll in the dirt
I have spent my lifetime seeking the truth
But I just wanna roll in the dirt of my youth

You killed me baby, without pulling a trigger
You sold me darling, down the long and winding river

Oh darling when I’m feeling hurt
I just wanna roll in the dirt
I have spent my lifetime seeking the truth
But I just wanna roll in the dirt of my youth

I just wanna roll oh…

Another January

There’s a train running through my living room
Coffee stain on these black and grey words
I know things can only get better
As I’m tearing up another love letter
Rain come down on my roof like a parade
I needed something to drown out my serenade
You’ll come around when all the paint has chipped away
And I believe I won’t ever see a brighter day
And I believe I won’t’ ever see a brighter day

Another January, another January
When the world seems to turn and run away
Here comes another January

Radio burning from the bar across my room
I hear people stumble, laughter coming through
I think “girl, he’s teasing you like rain on a summer’s day
He’ll be gone before the blue turns to grey”

Another January, another January
Like my love can melt away the cold of January
And my heart stays open no matter what you say
When the world seems to turn and run away
Here comes another January, another January

Downtown

I shoulda just let you go
I shoulda just slammed the door
I’m starting to feel like a chump
But baby I like your ship
Everything is really hip, but
You got to know when to jump

When my wheels come off the track
Baby, let it roll off my back

Cause I love it, and I”m here
No I’ll never disappear
Going downtown, dirty town
Wash away the party town
Downtown, downtown… oh, yeah

I’m gonna just suck it up
I know how to buck it up
Get myself on the road
I didn’t fuck it up
No, that was someone else
You know I how my roe

When the temperature starts to drop
That’s when I start to rock

Cause I love it, and I’m here
No, I’ll never disappear
Going downtown, dirtytown
Wash away the party town
Downtown, downtown… 

Going downtown, dirtytown
My idea of a party town is
Downtown, downtown… yeah, I’m going

Get it Back

There’s a worry in my heart
And I need someone to lift it
A confusion in my head
And I someone to sift it

There’s a ringing in my ears
And I want to turn it off
And I want to turn it off

There’s a window in my soul
And I want you to climb through it
There’s a love that has expired
And I want you to renew it

There’s a feeling I have lost
And I want to get it back
And I want to get it back
And I need to get it back

There’s a simple point of view
And I need myself to listen
Oh the time get off track
Is when I lose my intuition

There’s a freedom I have lost
And I want to get it back
And I want to get it back
And I need to get it back

Rocky Water

I’m gonna go out to sea
Even though the rocky water is swallowing me
And I will sail alone… that’s what I’ll do

Well there’s something about this that I fear
No, I can’t live without you now that you’re here

I can float along the river
Like a boat up on the sea
I can float on the water
Even though my heart is sinking like a stone

I need to close my eyes
And feel the rain and thunder inside of me
We live in a paradise
If only I could see

That as long as you’re all right I can breathe
And as long as you’re happy, I believe

I can float along the river
Like a boat up on the sea
I can float on the water
Even though my heart is sinking like a stone

As long as you’re all right I can breathe
And as long as you’re happy, I believe

Finally Home

Maybe I am finally home
There’s a light like a dawn
Drifting my way

Lately, I don’t feel so alone
There’s a harbor in my soul
And I’m finally home

In my heart I still carry my dreams,
But for right now, this is heaven to me
In my life I have weathered the storm
There’s a harbor in my soul
Keeping me warm

Weightless, I am weightless as you spin me around
In my favorite dress

In my life I have drifted to sea
There’s a lighthouse in my soul
And it is guiding me

Lately, I don’t feel so alone
There’s a harbor in my life
And I’m finally home


 

SOLO

Maryland
You Belong To Me
Lose My Way
I Know Better
Soothe Me
The Sunset Marquis
Another January
Walk Away Renee
Don’t Cry Ilene
Baby, Don’t You Break My Heart Slow

 

Maryland

La La La La La La La La…
I‘ve been thinking
I‘ve been thinking I‘ve been thinking too much
I just want to live now for a little while
And cast my dreams to the wind
Don‘t wanna wonder
Don‘t wanna wonder what it‘s all about
I‘m just working for a living singing with my friends
As I cast my dreams to the wind
Maryland, I‘m coming home
Never worry about what I did wrong
And that I‘ll never be what my daddy wanted me to be
And I‘ll never see what my mama‘s dreams were
But I will sing
La la la la la la la la…
I wanna fly
I wanna fly down the highway
to my home away from home
This funky funky club on Fairfax Avenue to see you
I‘ll never give up
Because what is there to give up anyway?
I‘m just working for a living working for my pay
In Maryland it‘s raining somewhere in some cafe
Maryland, I‘m coming home
Never worry about what I did wrong
And that I‘ll never be what my daddy wanted me to be
And I‘ll never see what my mama‘s dreams were
But I can sing
La la la la la la la la..
 

You Belong To Me

See the pyramids along the Nile
Watch the sunrise on a tropic isle
Just remember, darling all the while
You belong to me
 
See the market place in old Algiers
Send me photographs and souvenirs
Just remember when a dream appears
You belong to me
 
I‘ll be so lonesome without you
Maybe you‘ll be lonesome too
And blue
 
Fly the ocean in a silver plane
See the jungle when it‘s wet with rain
Just remember ‘til you‘re home again
You belong to me
 
Maybe you‘ll be lonesome too
And blue
 
Fly the ocean in a silver plane
See the jungle when it‘s wet with rain
Just remember ‘til you‘re home again
You belong to me
 
Maybe you‘ll be lonesome too
And blue
 
Fly the ocean in a silver plane
See the jungle when it‘s wet with rain
Just remember ’til you’re home again
You belong to me
 

Lose My Way

I wanna lose my way
And my sense of direction
I Wanna lose my bearings
And my point of reference
 
Wanna go where everything
Don’t remind me of our happiness
That we sacrificed
For some unknown bliss
 
I wanna lose my place
In this world I’ve created
To know who I am
It’s so overrated
 
Wanna break away
Until my longing has faded
Wanna change my fate
 
Wanna dream again
Go out dancing
I wanna laugh again
Till I lose my mind
 
Heavy heart, when will you fall?
Again from the weight of this longing
Inside of me, I believe
 
I thought I found, found me a home
But all I want is to run away
Run from my life tonight
 
I wanna lose my way
And my sense of direction
Wanna lose my bearings
And my point of reference
 

I Know Better

Baby, baby, baby
Remember how we laughed?
There was a time we knew how to live it up
And I couldn’t totally give it up, no, no, no …
 
Maybe, maybe, maybe
Maybe you were blind
Or maybe you finally, finally lost your mind
Or maybe you just needed to unwind
 
I loved you baby, don’t you know
But I almost missed the show
Waiting for your love to grow
Watching the December snow
 
I know better, I know better not to lean on you in any way
You’re a distant memory … nothing to do with today
 
Baby, baby, baby
How am I gonna dream without the love
The lovin’ you gave to me?
Well whoever wants to be totally free?
 
Maybe, maybe, maybe
There will come a time
I’m gonna find a love that is really mine
I’m living’ it up in my spare time
 
I see you wave goodbye
Another pretty bus ride
I hear the next town is nice
I wish I could break the ice
 
(Repeat Chorus)
 
I loved you baby, don’t you know?
But I almost missed the show
Waiting for you love to grow
Lost in the December snow
I thought I should let you know
I know I can let you go
I’m happier than you know
Hummin’ along to the radio
 
I know better, I know better not to lean on
you in any way …
 

Soothe Me

Maybe I should wander through these streets a little longer
Hey New York City won’t you welcome me back home?
And darling I love you but I swear that I’ll be gone
By the time you figure out what you want
 
Maybe I should wander through my solitude a little longer
Turn your head now sailor, well I used to be so much stronger
How in the hell did I get here? In this city so alone
Oh sometimes life seems so long
 
You can’t soothe me with your sweet voice if I can’t be your first choice
You can’t soothe me with your deep eyes if I can’t be your first prize
You can’t soothe me with affection if it’s pointed in the wrong direction
Unless you think that I’m perfection, unless you think that I’m perfection
 
Maybe I should wander through these streets a little longer
Find my ruthless angel that will carry me home
‘Cause we all wanna go home and we search for love our whole lives
I found a man who only wants to be alone, yeah, yeah
 
You can’t soothe me with your sweet voice if I can’t be your first choice
You can’t soothe me with your deep eyes if I can’t be your first prize
You can’t soothe me with affection if it’s pointed in the wrong direction
Unless you think that I’m perfection, unless you think that I’m perfection
 
Maybe down the road who knows? You’ll get it together
With all your charm my hope grows…it’s wonderful
But you’re flirting only as a friend
You touch my hand and promise everything
 
It’ll be a mighty cold winter
Five million people couldn’t one of them be you?
And darling I love you but I swear that I’ll be gone
By the time you figure out what you want
 
You can’t soothe me with your sweet voice if I can’t be your first choice
You can’t soothe me with your deep eyes if I can’t be your first prize
You can’t soothe me with affection if it’s pointed in the wrong direction
Unless you think that I’m perfection, you can’t soothe me, no, no
 

The Sunset Marquis

There’s a place where we hung out
At the Sunset Marquis
And I miss the way your hand felt
Resting on my knee
It was one of the few times
I didn’t want to change a thing
 
And the way the light hit your face just right
Was like a foreign movie
And the way you laughed
Well, it warmed the draft
Running through me, through me
And I wanna go back to try and unwind
 
A couple is snapping at each other
Like dirty old rubber bands
While a waitress in a cat suit
Is starting to expand
I draw a line around your finger
Like a wedding band
 
Then I scribble down some poetry
On a book of matches
‘Cause I realize I am sitting with
One of the finest catches
And suddenly in the background it was you
 
Playing on the radio
Burning on that stereo
In the bar at The Sunset Marquis
There was a party in my head
Where did everybody go?
One night in the blue light
I sat there all alone
And I tried to remember
The smell of your coat
 
Then I touched my hand and
I whispered into my own ear, my own ear
In the background something familiar
Something was so clear, so clear
And I realized that it was me
 
Playing on the radio
Burning on that stereo
In the bar at The Sunset Marquis singing ’bout
All the laughs we once had, darling
Oh, the way it felt to me
In the bar at The Sunset Marquis
 
 

Another January

There’s a train running through my living room
Coffee stain on these black and grey words
I know things can only get better
As I’m tearing up another love letter
Rain come down on my roof like a parade
I needed something to drown out my serenade
You’ll come around when all the paint has chipped away
And I believe I won’t ever see a brighter day
And I believe I won’t ever see a brighter day

 

Another January, another January
When the world seems to turn and run away
Here comes another January

 

Radio burning from the bar across my room
I hear people stumble, laughter coming through
I think “girl, he’s teasing you like rain on a summer’s day
He’ll be gone before the blue turns to grey”

 

Another January, another January
Like my love can melt away the cold of January
And my heart stays open no matter what you say
When the world seems to turn and run away
Here comes another January, another January

 

 

Walk Away Renee

And when I see the sign that, points one way
The lot we used to pass by, everyday, yeah

 

Just walk away Renee
You won‘t see me follow you back home
The empty sidewalks on my block are not the same
You‘re not to blame

 

From deep inside the tears that, I‘m forced to cry
From deep inside the pain I, I chose to hide

 

Just walk away Renee
You won‘t see me follow you back home
Now as the rain beats down, upon my weary eyes
For me it cries

 

Your name and mine inside a heart, upon a wall
Still finds a way to haunt me, though they‘re so small

 

Just walk away Renee
You won‘t see me follow you back home
Now as the rain beats down, upon my weary eyes
For me it cries

 

Just walk away Renee
You won‘t see me follow you back home
The empty sidewalks on my block are not the same
You‘re not to blame

 

Don’t Cry Ilene

He had his father’s eyes
And his mother’s point of view
There was no disguise
He couldn’t see through
 
Sometimes the little things
They don’t seem so small
But they had a good thing overall, yeah
 
Nobody, nobody, nobody, nobody
Knew him the way you did
It’s hard to say exactly why he left you
Maybe a change for good
Don’t cry Ilene, oh no
 
Oh, there was a rainbow over here
He didn’t see it from over there
‘Cause black and white are fine
But I think he’s color blind
 
Watching over me
There must have been some kind of mystery
Because I wanted him too
But it was wrong, all wrong
 
Nobody, nobody, nobody, nobody
Knew him the way you did
It’s hard to say exactly why he left you
Maybe a change for good
Don’t cry Ilene
 
I don’t know exactly why he left you
Maybe a change for good
Don’t cry Ilene

Baby, Don’t You Break My Heart Slow

I like the way you wanted me
Every night for so long baby
I like the way you needed me
Every time things got rocky
 
I was believing in you
Am I mistaken do you say,
Do you say what you mean
I want our love to last forever
 
But I’d rather you be mean than love and lie
I’d rather hear the truth and have to say goodbye
I’d rather take a blow at least then I would know
But baby don’t you break my heart slow
 
I like the way you’d hold me
Every night for so long baby
And I like the way you’d say my name
In the middle of the night
While you were sleeping
 
I was believing in you
Was I mistaken
Do you mean, mean what you say
When you say our love could last forever
 
Well I’d rather you be mean than love and lie
I’d rather hear the truth and have to say goodbye
I’d rather take a blow at least then I would know
But baby don’t you break my heart slow
 
(Bridge)
You would run around and lead me on forever
While I wait at home thinking we’re together
I wanted our love to last forever
 
Well I’d rather you be mean than love and lie
I’d rather hear the truth and have to say goodbye
I’d rather take a blow at least then I would know
But baby don’t you break my heart slow