Self​-​Titled 2

by Melborne Moon

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1.
locked up in your mind you’ve only got so much time hold on to the time come out and hide fading away this world you have turned away what are you trying to say come out and hide sittin’ in the rain your life’s walking through that door don’t you want more come out and hide you’ve chosen a way to keep out that noise but, you’ve kept out all the joys won’t you come out and hide come out and hide take a chance sing out your song make it clear, make it strong come out and hide locked up in your mind you’ve only got so much time hold on to that time come out and hide come out and hide come out and hide come out and hide
2.
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
3.
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
4.
The Actor 04:39
a new morning settles in he sees the sun looking in puts on his face and walks out the door he fixes his smile walks with very strange style and listens to the cameras rolling on all the faces seem the same seeking some fortune, maybe some fame but, underneath the mask hides a sad face asking God with some sincerity is it real or imaginary exposing the film to the light exposing the film to the light he’s an actor on a stage life to him is just another game he’s just an actor on a stage no one but himself is to blame he lights a cigarette closes his eyes to forget but, the flash of the cameras hits him between the eyes reality goes blind a scream is heard from behind takes a puff of nicotine to calm his nerves dignity drives his car within clears his throat, grimace turns to grin gathers his composure to the world and as he’d done so many times he looked at the book to read his lines but, the script was no longer used but, the script was no longer used he’s an actor on a stage life to him is just another game he’s just an actor on a stage no one but himself is to blame standing in the spotlight words just wouldn’t come out right his felt heavy and his heart felt cold comedy and tragedy searching for some identity all the games just made him want to explode so maybe he’d throw his life away forget about the very next day watch the credits roll down the movie screen his life isn’t real, it’s just a dream a ring of gold with no gleam as he walks slowly off the stage and as he walks slowly off the stage his heart beats faster running off the stage he’s an actor on a stage life to him is just another game he’s just an actor on a stage no one but himself is to blame keep on, keep on running keep on, keep on, keep on, keep on running keep on, keep on, keep on running
5.
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
6.
Bookcovers 03:51
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
7.
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
8.
by the way have I ever told you or have I conveniently forgotten here I sittin’ like a child waiting at the halfway station I just wish this layover would be over and my ticket says home is my next destination and it would be if you were there ‘cause you wove me a blanket made with heaven to keep my dreams safe and warm and even if the sun don’t rise and fall over my shoulder you give me shelter from the storm by the way have I ever told you or have I been ruled by foolish pride here I stand like a man afraid to look like a boy I’m think I’m just scared to feel I just hope I never let my fear turn the joy into confusion over what is real ‘cause you wove me a blanket made with heaven to keep my dreams safe and warm and even if the sun don’t rise and fall over my shoulder you give me shelter from the storm ‘cause you wove me a blanket made with heaven to keep my dreams safe and warm and even if the sun don’t rise and fall over my shoulder you give me shelter from the storm by the way have I ever told you have I ever told you
9.
have you ever seen the sunshine in the moonlight have you ever felt the motion in the still-life have you ever wondered to reason why distance stands between our lives ‘cause if you’ve never noticed these thoughts I see if you’ve never, ever I wonder have you ever known me have you ever seen the shape outside the shadow have you ever felt the wind outside the window have you ever heard the winter within my summer’s call as my eyes turn and begin to fall ‘cause if you’ve never noticed these thoughts I see if you’ve never, ever I wonder have you ever known me have you ever seen me in you have you ever felt me reaching through have you ever offered to let me hold your heart while you piece back together all the broken parts ‘cause if you’ve never noticed these thoughts I see if you’ve never, ever I wonder have you ever I wonder if you’ll ever know me know me know me
10.
Baby Toys 05:12
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
11.
8 O'clock 04:36
it’s a grey evening there’s a laughter in the sky he wants to dance he’s got a clover hidden somewhere inside with a name and number it’s eight o’clock in the evening time’s getting short, but a second’s still the same I’m leaving town going down to a place I’ll be someday and every time I try to close my eyes all I see is rain falling through my brain falling through my brain and so I’m going and so I’m going and so I’m going going away following my footprints I think I’ve been here before it’s like an aftershock before a war pictures in a yearbook a bunch of merry men drawing on a table sitting in a courtyard with burning eyes and every time I try to close my eyes all I see is rain falling through my brain falling through my brain and so I’m going and so I’m going and so I’m going going away so I’m going going away so I’m going going away
12.

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released January 1, 1993

All songs written by Melborne Moon
Executive Producer - John C. Jarrett
Music Producer - Joel Erwin
Recorded, mixed and engineered by Joel Erwin

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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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