Lyrics

Rue Sanxay (2015)

1. When I Find My Love Someday (R Lawrence)

When I find my love someday
My heart will know the dreams we made
Come true, and let me hear you say
The words I long to hear you say to me

A voice that moves me
A song that soothes my soul
And stills my searching mind to hear
Whispered words convey your love to me

Holding me dearly, arms that believe me
Trusting that we’ll never be apart
Kissing me sweetly, sweet lips that greet me
Everyday we’ll never be apart

And when I find my love that day
Will be a day when my heart sings
To you and all the love we share
The seed we plant will come to bear we two

And if you’re the one to find my heart
Be gentle with this tender heart
To have and hold this precious ring
A circle bound to share my life with you

Holding me dearly, arms that believe me
Trusting that we’ll never be apart
Kissing me sweetly, sweet lips that greet me
Everyday we’ll never be apart

2. Over and Over (R Lawrence)

Crystal clear nights
Bright stars in the sky
Brings us together
Family is nigh

The shortest day of the year
Loving hope
And happy cheer
A lighter step
A brighter style
A helping hand
The warmest smile
With me
And mistletoe
And kiss over and over and over again

Toast to love
Bonne Anne
The future arrives
On New Years Day

Friends and Accordions
Songs that we know
Children sing laughter
Laughter together
Love last forever
Let it ring true
To be
Together we’ll sing
And sing over and over and over again

Stories we gather
Create to belong
Reflects off the ocean
Or snow in a song

The end and beginning
The old and the new
A chance to look forward
A chance to review
Trust, understanding
The solstice renew
Our love
And spirit true
And love over and over and over again
Over and over and over again

3. Belle Lune (R Lawrence)

4. Play On (P. Lacques / R. Lawrence)

I see his face in every sky
I hold him close every night
And on the radio every love song
Is just for him and me

We walk along as if to say
Forevermore is here to stay
And on the radio every old song
Is just for him and me

And we play on

And so goodnight as if to say
Tomorrow is another day
And on the radio
They only play songs

And we play on

5. Rue Sanxay (P. Lacques / R. Lawrence)

6. Oxford Town (Ray Bonneville)

A late night rain is rollin’ through
I lie awake in my hotel room
in my mind you’re comin’ on strong
same story line plays on and on

I’m goin’ back to Oxford town
I’m goin’ back to Oxford town

I saw your face
in the shape of a cloud
so far away yet near somehow
I long for you
for no reason at all
it’s been gone through
for some time now

I’m goin’ back to Oxford town
I’m goin’ back to Oxford town

The way she walked
across and away
I nearly called out loud your name
but it was not you
the picture wrong
dreams can fool
and lead you on

I’m goin’ back to Oxford town
I’m goin’ back to Oxford town

7. Vanguard (R Lawrence)

8. Oscar Wilde’s Middle Name (R Lawrence)

Oscar Wilde’s middle name
Lives in Ireland, lived in Spain
I would too
Wouldn’t you

Oscar Wilde’s middle name
Rolled a spliff at Ballyvolane
I did too
Wouldn’t you

Like his namesake, he’s pretty witty
Fingal, Wills, or O’Flahertie
Facts are facts, but unnecessary
When your name is

He’s not bound by Hellenic dreams
Nor confounded by Cardinal schemes
He makes cheese and banger too
Works a farm and makes love do

Oscar Wilde’s middle name
He’s not famous; it’s a claim to fame
He doesn’t care
Life’s not fair

In a world that is so complicated
Life’s better while syncopated
Stories rise with a hint of a smile
Live to laugh and seek to beguile

Oscar Wilde’s middle name
Lives in Ireland, lived in Spain
I would too
Wouldn’t you

9. Tribute Rag (R Lawrence)

10. Come Back (R Lawrence)

Love, storied love, they say
As it was, is still today
No truth can greater be
Than your faith in me

There’ll be a time, I know
Together we’ll find, I know
That thread of hope to lead
You back to me

Love rose in evening past
Born true and meant to last
First eyes then hands did touch
Perhaps I loved too much

Dilute these burning tears
Kiss them away
You should be here with me
Come back to stay

No more this cold repast
Memories so firmly cast
My life continues on
Still missing you

Through life’s relentless tide
Our love remained
You lost the final fight
I’ll always love you

Love, storied love, they say
As it was, is still today
No truth can greater be
Than your faith in me

Water (2012)

1. Call Me Back (R. Lawrence)

I called you up on the telephone
Left a message said that I’d be home
You didn’t call, what’s up with that?
I wanna know why don’t you call me back

You know I called sometime last week
I’m kinda shy, makes it hard to speak
I play accordion, what’s wrong with that?
I wanna know why don’t you call me back

You read People and Mademoiselle
Know who’s who and what to tell
You think you’re smart but you don’t know jack
I wanna know why don’t you call me back

Said you loved me, thought I was funny
Bought stuff and spent my money
Took you shopping and that’s a fact
If you don’t like it you can give it all back

I kissed your lips and held your hand
Told you things I thought you’d understand
You took a walk and you never came back
I wanna know why don’t you call me back

2. Tracks of Time (R. Lawrence)

Lay down across the tracks ahead
Lay down he is surely dead
Oh Death release this painful mind
Lay down across the tracks of time

Maybe, the weight too great to bear
To care, to talk, to make a stand
To understand the complex true
To what may be or what to do
Lay down

Perhaps, born a little too soon
Before her time
Perhaps, born a little too late
A step behind
Out of place or out of mind
Easier across the tracks of time

Lay down I hear the whistle blowin
Cross the trestle bearing down the line
Lay down there’ll be no more sufferin
Easier across the tracks of time
Lay down

Trespassing out on this line
There’ll be no fault, maybe a fine
For the trespasser who has a mind, to
Lay across the tracks of time

Lay down across the tracks ahead
Lay down oh he is surely dead
Oh death release this painful mind
Lay down across the tracks of time
Lay down
Lay down

3. Maybe You and Me (R. Lawrence)

I been all around, up and down the town
Lookin for a love, a special kinda love
Maybe you and me and all the world can see
You’re a special one, the one I’m dreamin of

Been around the world, Tulsa California
Paris Texas, North and South Dakota
Maybe you and me, and all the world can see
You’re a special one, the one I’m dreamin of

Not that I’m so alone, laptop, cell phone, and television
This is my home, me and my phone

Traveled up in space, there’s a lot of space
Miss the human race, it’s pretty quiet there
Maybe you and me, and all the world can see
You’re a special one, the one I’m dreamin of

You could use a friend, someone to talk to
Then we could spend, time, me, and you

I been all around, up and down the town
Lookin for a love, a special kinda love
Maybe you and me, and all the world can see
You’re a special one, the one I’m dreamin of

4. Bunny Rabbit (R. Lawrence)

Rabbit bunny rabbit
Runnin through my fields
You know I’m gonna catch you
If it takes 100 years

Rabbit bunny rabbit
Eat the beans right off my vine
I swear I hear you laughin
It’s your time; it’s your time

I can see you bunny rabbit
Your tail a flyin high
You can run bunny rabbit
But I will catch you by and by

Eat my greens bunny rabbit
The kale and lettuce too
Fill your tummy little bunny
I think I’ve grown enough for two

Where oh where bunny rabbit
Late at night where do you roam?
I have searched the world over
And I still can’t find your home

You are such a pretty bunny
My fair sweet cottontail
I’ll find you sleepin in the hollow
We’ll make a home down in the dale

5. Poets Prayer (R. Lawrence)

Who knows what shakes dear old Willy say
Language long gone disappear
Imagination, love, and wonder
To the poets we do pray
To the poets we do pray

If I slumber, please do wake me
Roust me from this lurid dream
There’s no memory, shellshock people
Morphine steeples souls to keep

Trane blew notes true, what they say is what they do
Miles, Monk, Duke play “Strange Fruit” Holliday
Big Bob Zimmer say “Hard Rain” our way
No doze, eyes closed opens to a world betrayed

If I slumber, please do wake me
Roust me from this lurid dream
There’s no memory, shellshock people
Morphine steeples souls to keep

Countless voices pave our way
Labored lines with little pay
Mindful crossing, striking kindly
To the poets we do pray
To the poets we do pray

6. Man About Town (Gilkyson, Dehr, Miller)

Each night I wander the evening away
Searching for pleasure that never can stay
Wine on a table in some cabaret
Candles that burn with the time

Man about town
Little black book filled with numbers
Each night a new love
Never a true love
I’m just a man about town

Parties and nightclubs and girls in show
These are places, the people I know
Gay smiling faces that keep on the go
All know the man about town

No time for fear no time for regrets
No time for dreams that may linger yet
No time for love to hard to forget
Too late to be sorry now

7. Pirate Kitty (R. Lawrence)

I am the Pirate Kitty lolling on my throne
I’m the boss of you and everything you own
I’m the queen of everything mice tremble at my sight
With a patch upon my eye and a willful appetite

Pet me, Stroke me, Love me, hear me purr
Feed me, Feed me, Feed me, STOP
GO AWAY

As I stroll across the room, all make way for me
I’m the Sphinx, I’m Cleopatra, I am Moses at the sea
All the people know me; Johnny Depp is my best friend
I am the pirate kitty, now feed me once again

Pet me, Stroke me, Love me, hear me purr
Feed me, Feed me, Feed me, STOP
I’M SLEEPING

My favorite place is everywhere, anywhere that I am
Caress me where I want you to, as slowly as you can
Still as glassy water or as quick as lightning bolts
I am the Pirate Kitty and you are doomed to be my host

Pet me, Stroke me, Love me, hear me purr
Feed me, Feed me, Feed me, STOP
FEED ME

8. Rooster (R. Lawrence)

Hey Mr. Rooster you sure are lookin fine
You’ve got a name that’s a lot like mine
Lend me your comb and I’ll make my pompadour
And I’ll be lookin good struttin through that old barn door (singin)

Cock-a-doodle Do
Cock-a-doodle Do

Crankin on the ice cream, smell that cherry pie
Pile it on my plate just as high as the sky
Black-eyed peas and cornbread, sugar in my tea
Rollin to the tune of your sweet melody

Milk Cows
Let em in
Let em out
Churn butter
Gather eggs
Compost
Fence post
Hay bale
Water gap
Swimmin hole
With a bobber and a pole
Flyswatter
Back porch
Shoe horse
Tune Truck
Saddle up
Round up
Sunset
Hit the hay
Saturday
Let’s play

Sittin on the back porch, hear those crickets sing
All life’s troubles don’t mean a goddamn thing
Runnin in the rain in my birthday suit
Just me and all the chickens and they don’t give a hoot (singin)

Cock-a-doodle Do
Cock-a-doodle Do

9. Water (R. Lawrence)

May I have some water
Please a little water
A little sip of water
The well it has run dry
The well it has run dry
The well it has run dry

Walked up to the river
To quench my dying thirst
Looked out over that river
And all I found was dirt
All I found was dirt
All I found was dirt

My happy needs some funny
My smile is just a sigh
My soul she needs some loving
Feel I’m gonna die
Feel I’m gonna die
Feel I’m gonna die

Walked into the desert
Spied a Joshua tree
Joshua called me over
Said boy stand next to me
Boy stand next to me
Come stand next to me

When you find yourself in darkness
Listen for a song
Reach out for that music
And turn that music on
Turn that love song on
Turn that music on

10. Old Friends (R. Lawrence)

All the old friends that I’ve known, they have come and they have gone
All the old friends that I’ve known, they have come and they have gone
You know I miss them so much, because I have loved them for so long

There was a time
When we were blind to the fact that
Time just doesn’t care
Feels like we played
Our time away
No talk of tomorrow
Only today

Epistemological Plato blues
Yogananda and Camus too
All life’s troubles
Solved overnight
Wishes we made and
Wished that we might

All the old friends that I’ve known, they have come and they have gone
All the old friends that I’ve known, they have come and they have gone
You know I miss them so much, because I have loved them for so long

Where they have gone
I cannot say
Should I laugh or should I pray?
Let me go
Leave me be
All of these faces
Haunting me

11. Marry Me (Paul Lacques)

Marry me
Come on, marry me right now
I will never never never never
Never never never never never never never never leave
I put a spell on you I want to get close to you who do you love
I’m on my bended knee
If you’re the sea and I’m the earth
Just run your fingers through my dirt
Like rain on yellow sandy grit
To raise the water of my million fishes slowly dying
Girl, I will never ever go
I’ll never go away
I’ll never leave

What will it take to marry you
How do we make the sky turn blue
What must you know to know I’m true
What will it take to marry you

Marry me
Rain on down
Like rain on sand, Like rain on corn
Like rain on gecko, Armadillo
Muddy water lava delta clear up to my knees
Marry me
We’ll lie
Just like pie
Old as hell
Just anniversaries and wrinkles
Lose my hearing lose my mind
Now honey, tell me when it’s time to winnebago off the wall
Two grinning masks in sticky dust in winnebago
Shine forever in a canyon forty-niner
Forever afternoon vacation
With the Incas and the pharaoahs
And you and me

Chorus

Marry me
And we will consummate consummate
I will trek that delta
Spring my fishes
Spawn a trickstress
Little Sweetie
Sweet like mommy
Thunderina
She’ll be coming round the mountain
She’ll be coming down the canyon
She’ll be coming into love when she comes

Chorus

Make me true
Make me a willow at your gate
I will sow your land
I will clear your rocky field
I’ll be water in the well
I will come home every day
Tell you every dream at night
Say my prayers
And stay alive
Marry me

12. Fields Where They Lay (R. Lawrence)

: I went a walking walking walking
I went a walking the fields today:

There, she was standing alone
She turned, noticing me
We talked, easy can be
The smile she smiled at me

: We went a walking walking walking
We went a walking and she smiled at me:

Rain proffered the life to sustain
The fields, giving the bounty we need
To hearts, conceiving a generous path
To guide our way back home

We went a walking walking walking
We went a walking our way home

Mine, was the child that was born
To grace, my wife she is
My love, as sweet as the field
We laughed and made our way

The Day came when boys were away
To guard borders they claim to exist
The walls built to separate lives
To shield the owners way

: They went a marching marching marching
They went a marching the owners’ way:

And armies forever they march
With arms, they forever will bear
And trust, men who lead them astray
Down to fields where they lay

: I went a walking walking walking
I went a walking in fields where they lay:

13. Poets Prayer (Instrumental)

Melancholy Waltz (2009)

1. Le Milieu (R. Lawrence)

2. Danielle (Days Early On) (R. Lawrence)

Danielle, don’t leave me
Danielle, please believe me
Mon ame, mon ‘tite monde
Tres jolie, jolie blond
Ma chere, bebe
Mon couer, please stay
Danielle

Remember the days early on
Smiles were for free
Kisses were gifts
Running for joy
Because hearts could contain
But a drop of the love we once knew
If only the past were today
Love was as sweet as a song
Remember days early on
Danielle…

Torment if you must and distrust all the battles we shared
Fighting the chemical hell
The well of despair
The darkness descends
To choke all the life from our selves

I promise that I’ll get it straight
It’s not too late
To have some faith in myself
I’m different tomorrow
I’ll pawn off my sorrow for truth
Dry as a Joshua tree
Please trust in me

Danielle…

I know that you’ve heard it before
Promises broken
Words misspoken
Blind declaration
Procrastination
More sorrys than time in a day
More debt than I could repay

Danielle…

Remember the days early on
Smiles were for free
Kisses were gifts
Running for joy
Because hearts could contain
But a drop of the love we once knew
If only the past were today
Our love was as sweet as a song
Remember days early on
Remember days early on
Remember days early on
Remember days early on

3. The Melancholy Waltz (1999-2009) (R. Lawrence)

4. My Oklahoma Hills (R. Lawrence)

I left my home behind me
My dreams do travel there still
Through prairie ocean grasses
Of my Oklahoma Hills

Rock skip cross the water
Hawk glide wind to will
The sound of peace resides there
In my Oklahoma Hills

Stars post a wheel to guide me
Sun leave no shadows surround me
Full moon my sister walk with me
River my soul flow to thee

No more fruits of my labor
Nor love to my heart fill
The circle then is broken
With my Oklahoma Hills

Stars post a wheel to guide me
Sun leave no shadows surround me
Full moon my sister walk with me
River my soul flow to thee

I’ve left my home behind me
My family lies there still
‘Neath prairie ocean grasses
Of my Oklahoma Hills

5. Bee’s Blues (Für Elise) (Ludwig van Beethoven)

6. Faith Come Back To Me (R. Lawrence)

I once believed that life’s a folly
Circus tents and rodeo
Now I know that life’s a fleeting
Love hearts tender river flow

And I thought time was a road to glory
But friends have fought and not come home
Books I’ve read were the same old story
Battles won fought righteously

Faith come back to me
Please don’t linger needlessly
I hope to see you soon
This old sun needs your sweet moon

Maybe love lives in an oak tree
Old black arms reach out to me
Mountains too and boundless prairie
Walks the floor of the deepest sea

Faith come back to me
Like gentle snowfall sound
I’ll wake and you’ll be there
In peace to lay my trouble down

7. Cafe Katie (R. Lawrence)

8. For A While (R. Lawrence)

For a while for a while
I only be here for a while
For a while for a while
I only be here for a while
It’s been so nice to meet you
In the future I will see you
In a while

Well I came into town
Feeling kind of down on my luck
You held out your hand
Knew that you could understand life can suck

You were kind enough to listen
Lend a hand and pay attention to my stuff
Gave a place to lay my head
Gave me black instead of red, gave me enough

Well I love this place
It’s a feel good kinda place, feels like home
If you’re ever in my town
Be sure to come around don’t be alone

9. The Late Richard Lawrence (R. Lawrence)

10. My Love (R. Lawrence)

I locked up my passion today
I’ll never kiss your lips again
Your lovely hair and beautiful skin
I’ll never touch your face again

In all the world I long to be
Held in your arms and my lips can taste your skin
So soft and sweet
My love, Sweetheart
My love

The cost of life is much too high
It hurts so much to say goodbye
It’s not the way love’s supposed to be
As I go home alone with me

In all the world I long to be
Held in your arms and my lips can taste your skin,
So soft and sweet
And when you give yourself to me
Your passion swept away my fear and pain
Sweetheart, my love
Sweetheart, my love

And when you see me walking by
You can nod and I’ll say hi
At least you’ll know what my eyes say
We’ll live to love another day

11. Mary’s Tune (R. Lawrence)

12. I Am Weary (Let Me Rest) (Pete Roberts)