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by Melborne Moon

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released January 1, 1991

All songs written by Melborne Moon
Produced by Melborne Moon and Errol G. Specter
Recorded, Mixed and Engineered by Errol G. Specter

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Melborne Moon Baltimore, Maryland

“a stunning collection of introspective songs... the dude can sing up a storm”
— Bill Locey, Los Angeles Times

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Track Name: Somebody's Song
somebody’s knockin’
somebody wants to come in
somebody’s tired of the trials
nobody seems to win

somebody’s always waiting
somebody’s always at the door
and just when you think you’ve got everything
somebody still wants more

somebody’s calling
somebody’s on the line
somebody’s trying to tell you something
if you’ll only take the time

somebody’s always waiting
somebody’s always at the door
and just when you think you’ve got everything
somebody still wants more

somebody’s waiting
somebody wants someone to care
somebody’s looking for you
is anybody there

somebody’s always waiting
somebody’s always at the door
and just when you think you’ve got everything
somebody still wants more
Track Name: You Think Everything's Funny
you think everything’s funny
you can always find something to laugh about
you think everything’s funny
I’m just trying to figure out
you say you’re a friend to me
then how come when I’m feeling down
you still think everything’s funny
so funny

you say life’s a joke
well, then I guess I don’t get the punchline
you say let’s get drunk
but you know wine don’t make me feel fine
I know I should not be taken life so seriously
but, the last thing I need is for you to laugh at me

you say let’s get high
but, I say every up has its down
you’re always asking why
my smile wears a frown
well, maybe it’s because I think too much
maybe it’s because I’m mad
but, I think it’s just because
this world around me is getting pretty sad

and you, you still think everything’s funny
you can always fine something to laugh about
you think everything’s funny
I’m just trying to figure out
you say you’re a friend to me
then how come when I’m feeling down
you still think everything’s funny

everything’s funny to you
everything’s funny to you
everything’s funny to you
well, it ain’t that funny to me
Track Name: Bluer Side of Grey
the war is over
and we’ve both gone home
dragging our flags on the ground

I’ve been looking at our time together
back when innocence was ignorant and trust was truthful
back before the barriers were broken down

and I’ve been on the bluer side of grey
I think that’s where I’m gonna stay
on the bluer side of grey

it’s after the trial
the verdict is in
and we have gone our separate ways

the jury played their part
standing by watching while friends fall flat on their faces
tripping over trouble of yesterday

and I’ve been on the bluer side of grey
I think that’s where I’m gonna stay
on the bluer side of grey

and so the moral
of the story has been told
and the lessons have been learned

our flags are unfurled freely
as we wonder around the world waiting for our wounds to heal
and court is adjourned

and I’ve been on the bluer side of grey
I think that’s where I’m gonna stay
on the bluer side of grey
bluer side of grey

bluer side of grey
bluer side of grey
bluer side of grey
bluer side of grey
bluer side of grey
Track Name: Freeway Overpass
young boy I stood
trying to piece the puzzle together
God I prayed
is it gonna be this way forever

so, I took a handful of sand
threw it up into the air
hoping someone would catch it
but, there wasn’t anybody there

freeway overpass
I keep on driving
picking up the pieces of my mind
time is a moment
and the moment keeps slipping away

time traveled on
I thought I knew how the game was played
and the boy inside of me
slowly began to fade

so, stone stone wasn’t hard enough
to hide myself inside
but, my eyes were strong enough to stop the rising tide

freeway overpass
I keep on driving
picking up the pieces of my mind
time is a moment
and the moment keeps slipping away
my mind has become numb
to much has happened for me to be afraid
and the boy inside of me
slowly began to fade

so, grabbing onto the stars was too high
so, the ground will have to do
but, I can still find a place
just as a child I once drew

freeway overpass
I keep on driving
picking up the pieces of my mind
time is a moment
and the moment keeps slipping away

slipping away
slipping away
Track Name: Modern Day Moses (As the World Rolled On)
Moses woke wide eyed
thinking how
thinking what
thinking where he would go
venturing onto and unto and into a brand new day

singing in a language
only he spoke
only he knew
only he sang in its key
but, it didn’t matter
because the song didn’t make any sense at all

pulling on his clothes
which he didn’t want to
didn’t care to
didn’t think it should matter at all
whether he was naked, purple haired, short or ten feet tall

walking out the door
looking at the people
looking at the sidewalks
looking at the way the world was built
brick by brick
stone by stone
it was created by some sarcastic rich man

looking at the alleyways
people’s sad eyes
glazed over
people feeling the pain
or people so drugged out that they didn’t know any better

looking at the fools
fools for money
fools for love
fools enough to care
for plastic people who have forgotten what it is to live

he began to get sick
but, he was used to it
it was normal
he didn’t hardly feel it at all
the funny part of it was, the bums didn’t either

he sat down by the street
closed his eyes
closed his soul
sank into a peaceful sleep
he was one with the people
and far away from his heart

as the world rolled on
rolled all over him
rolled all over him
rolled all over him
rolled all over him
Track Name: Is This Too Real For You
you stare at me with your blank clown face on
you stare at me as if I’m lost
when it’s you who can’t find your heart

I’m just trying to tell you something
about the world I’m living in
but, you turn away before I can start

is this a little too real for you
is this a little too true for you
does it scare a little fear inside
does it remind you of all those feelings you’ve been trying to hide

where have you gone
is there anybody home
did you leave the house unattended
did you take your soul away on vacation

look inside my eyes
what do you see
is there anything going on
is this causing you a little frustration

is this a little too real for you
is this a little too true for you
does it scare a little fear inside
does it remind you of all those feelings you’ve been trying to hide

is this a little too real for you
is this a little too true for you
does it scare a little fear inside
does it remind you of all those feelings you’ve been trying to hide
Track Name: Walls of Security
when I look at the world
through my eyes
I comfort myself with promises
hidden within the walls
they understand
what kind of place this is

and the nights I spend
by myself
talking to trees and wandering
causes me to be afraid
of the sun
rising up in the morning

and the winters keep getting colder
maybe it’ll warm when I get older
father and son
walking around
playing with the stars and getting down
it’s just me and the moon
playing catch with reality
all this running around
within the walls of security
security

when I open my eyes
another day
over the horizon
I stand within my realm
of intensity
of my situation

I drive my windy roads
go away
seeking experience
but, whether I’m in the mountains
or the valleys
makes no difference

and the winters keep getting colder
maybe it’ll warm when I get older
father and son
walking around
playing with the stars and getting down
it’s just me and the moon
playing catch with reality
all this running around
within the walls of security
security

and when I’m driving back
through the night
I take the long way home
at times it seems so clear
black and white
why I travel alone

sometimes people steal
part of your soul
before you realize
and deep within my mind
there’s a stone
where my heart lies

and the winters keep getting colder
maybe it’ll warm when I get older
father and son
walking around
playing with the stars and getting down
it’s just me and the moon
playing catch with reality
all this running around
within the walls of security
security
Track Name: Fire Still Burns
I was lost
I thought I was found
and those same winds that blew you over
blew me down

you couldn’t stand the weather
and I couldn’t stand to see myself fall
yet, here we are together on the ground again

the fire still burns
when will I learn
when will I see
this is burning me
fire still burns
when will I learn
right now, I can feel the heat

I’ve done
many a crime
and I’ve built me a jail
but, I didn’t serve my time

I didn’t mean to hurt you
but, I was caught up within myself
‘cause these lies I told to bind you
bound me

the fire still burns
when will I learn
when will I see
this is burning me
fire still burns
when will I learn
right now, I can feel the heat

and the fire still burns
when will I learn
when will I see
this is burning me
fire still burns
when will I learn
right now, I can feel the heat

‘cause the fire still burns
fire still burns
Track Name: Baby Toys
Sonny was angry
he said momma I don’t want to leave
box of crayons in hand
and his heart upon his sleeve

he said I don’t wanna go
where the big guys go
this playground here it’s all I know
momma, don’t make me go

it’s alright boy
it’s alright
it’s alright boy
it’s alright
it’s alright boy
play with your baby toys

Sonny grew older
played on the baseball team
two equals two and nothing’s what it seems
Sonny was to go into business
teachers told him so
you’ll make a lot of money kid
Sonny said no
no

it’s alright boy
it’s alright
it’s alright boy
it’s alright
it’s alright boy
play with your baby toys

Sonny went to college
read a book on philosophy
head spinnin’ in circles
he said please just let me be

machines said no
Sonny said why
isn’t that the way the world spins ‘round
machines said no
it’s time for you to be settling down

it’s alright boy
it’s alright
it’s alright boy
it’s alright
it’s alright boy
play with your baby toys

Sonny looked away
Sonny looked down
little box he had as a kid
that made his world go ‘round

up in the attic
where wildflowers grew
where his imagination ran wild
he opened up the box and there he stood
a young lost child
a young lost child

it’s alright boy
it’s alright
it’s alright boy
it’s alright
it’s alright boy
play with your baby toys

baby toys
baby toys

Sonny grew old
bought a house in New Mexico
sat by the fire
watched the light show

face full of wrinkles
walking across the miles
he looked into the flames
and smiled
Track Name: Bookcovers
if you think you can read me
like a book upon a shelf
I say how can you know
when I hardly know myself
look me up
find my definition
what does it say by my name

does it tell you what I see
does it tell you what I hear
does it tell you about my dreams
does it tell you about my fears
and I wonder if it tells you how I feel
when I stumble and I fall

maybe I have a story or two
that I can tell you
and if you don’t judge me
maybe you’ll see through
read between the lines
and you’ll discover
that you can’t judge a soul by it’s cover

so, if you think you can read me
like a book upon a shelf
I say if you want to know me
you better look within yourself
look yourself up
find the definition
what does it say by your name
Track Name: Do as Mother's Do
like a tree is to a seed
like a mountain is to a valley
like one lady is to me
man oh man, can’t you see

the world’s a baby in your arms
eyes understanding you
when life’s trick is full of charms
why won’t you do as mother’s do

like water is to rain
like promises are to pain
like one girl wanted to be for me
woman woman, can’t you see

the world’s a baby in your arms
eyes understanding you
when life’s trick is full of charms
why won’t you do as mother’s do

like gold is to greed
(like a tree is to a seed)
like wanting is to need
(like a mountain is to a valley)
like this road I’m walking means to me
(like one lady means to me)
people people, can’t you see

the world’s a baby in your arms
eyes understanding you
when life’s trick is full of charms
why won’t you do as mother’s do
Track Name: Epilogue
let us gather around the fire
drink a toast to the memory
if I cannot find a way to say farewell
it’s because goodbyes have never been good to me

here’s to a little hope
here’s to what words cannot say
here’s to a little faith
that this all is gonna get better someday

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