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