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VINCENT POAG Heroes and Demons (2018)

Beautiful Day
What a beautiful day
With the sun shining bright
Cotton clouds sky of blue
And a star-spangled night
You in my arms
Everything going right
Gonna hold on to this
With all my might

What a beautiful day
Not a care in sight
Just a cool gentle breeze
And it's feeling so nice
With the one that I love
On a picnic in paradise
Just one of those nights
Where the stars are aligned

Holding your hand like lucky dice
Lucky to be in love
Lucky to be alive

Just a beautiful day
With you by my side
Holding you close
High on your eyes
You have got me
Completely mesmerized
You’re all that I need
And we still have all night

Somehow I knew, had to be you in my life
Never looked back
Never thought twice

One of those days
Every once in a while
Everything going your way
Seeing clearly for miles and miles
Looking out at the world
Through the eyes of a child
One of those days
Where you just have to smile
You Love Me
Stuck in my ways
Self-conscious spry
Light bulbs out
I walk right by
Clothes scattered ’round
Sink piled high
Can't tell a lie
Guilty am I

You select wine
I order beer
I peruse the food
You atmosphere
You’re over there
I'm over here
Worried are you
I haven't a care

How to explain
This anomaly
Psychology, biology
Have to thank God personally
You love me

You like to shop
I shop to buy
We travel well
Except in the sky
Socially at ease
Miss butterfly
Awkwardly shy
No alibi

You’re all dressed up
I am austere
You have some moods
I've come to fear
Chatting all day
Few things say
Listening until it hurts to hear

For every he
There is a she
For every I
There is a we
Grateful am I eternally
That you love me

I drink my coffee
You sip your tea
You read magazines
I watch tv
How in this world
It came to be
You love me
How tenderly
You love me
One Step Ahead of Gloom
I've masqueraded as Roger Federer, Tom Brady, Tiger Woods
Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Davey Crocket, Robin Hood
I've been Spartacus, George Cohen, Barbara Streisand, Meryl Streep
So many teasing romantic fantasies left stranded in my sleep
Recurring nightmares running, racing
Demons chasing certain doom
Ageless lovers all together cackling
Flying round on brooms
Startled sweating when I wake up in the safety of my room
Another narrow escape from dreamland
One step ahead of gloom

That was close
Turning over a new leaf
Exercise every day
Cut down on the food I like pizza, chocolate, cabernet
Staying positive, optimistic
Busy keeps the blues at bay
No time to think about myself
Hard at work and play

No reading papers
Watching news
Don't want to see who's blown away
Can't ask nobody how they’re doing
Act like the world’s ok
Scale down disappointment
Vowing never to assume
Running like a rabbit
One step ahead of gloom

Went to a psychic
Warrantied to read my signs
Told me my future was only a matter of time

Just a clean-shaven pirate
Trying not to get marooned
Or end up in debtor’s prison
By outliving my doubloons
Planning for the winter
Help some others get their wings
Paying more attention to all the little things
When the reaper comes to get me
I'll be workin’ on a tune
Lining up a ball
Carving down a slope
Swinging for the moon
Last night I was facing Moby Dick with a rope and a harpoon
And I could swear he was winking at me
Just trying to keep my sense of humor
In this real life cartoon
Dancing to the 12 step
One step ahead of gloom
Piper Play
T’was a time of injustice
In the days of yore
Inequality, famine, cruelty
Persecution, prejudice, war
Came a minstrel poet
The likes of none before
Words that spoke right to you
Voice like iron ore

Critics air waves and convention laughed with scorn
Creativity was inspired which would never have been born
As the children were learning right from wrong (danced and sang along)
And the world would be changed by song

Strum your tunes
Phrase your poems
A new way
Ever young as they were yesterday
May you shine like the sun
May you stay
Piper rhyme
Piper sing
Piper play

Not a preacher
Not a prophet
Not politically aligned
Not a follower or pleaser
Not inclined to be defined
Tireless mystical troubadour
So much older than his time
Sorcerer of melody and line

And your head was always moving as they tried to place a crown
Might have even crucified you if they could have nailed you down

For the helpless, homeless, hungry, deaf and blind
All those punished for someone else's crime
For morality’s cursed duel with humankind
For somehow
For some way
For someday
Piper rhyme
Piper sing
Piper play
Here I Am
That was me
The churning yearning one
Searching relentlessly
For my identity

There you were
Mister believe in me
Loving me patiently
Pure generosity

Now you're hurtin’
Barely floatin’
And it feels like the ocean’s pullin’ down
Wheel hand over hand
We’re gonna turn this boat around
Let me steer
Baby, here I am

That was me Miss insecurity
Wrestling internally
With my deficiencies

There you were
Like a big oak tree
Planted right next to me
As you let me be

I’ve been looking for me everywhere
When I've been here all along
Never tested these two legs before
Didn't know they were this strong
Here I stand
Baby, here I am

You have always done the giving
Now it's you who needs a hand
Got your pockets full of sympathy
Pride lost in the sand
You’re my man so it's clear
I'm right here
Here I am
Young Again
Once I was invincible
Had to learn things hard
Damn the consequences
Casual disregard
Strapped in destiny's parachute
Fate upon the wind
Oh to be young again
Oh to be young again

Wallet full of promise
Head full of ideals
Champion of the underdog
Feelings unconcealed
Heavy hearted lover
Bullet for a friend
Oh to be young again
Oh to be young again

Mirror on the wall
Don't you talk to me
Bones might have some aches and pains
My heart’s twenty-three

Renter of the mornings
Owner of the night
Passioned vigilante
Freedom, peace and human rights
Joined in youth’s fraternity
Until the membership suspends
Oh to be young again
Oh to be young again

Mirror I still see
Who I used to be
Through your tired reflections
There's transparency

Faking sick
Sleeping late
Find a good old tree to climb
Grab my raft, my sword, my shield
Sailing back in time
To the age of innocence when I could pretend
Oh to be young again
Oh to be young again

I don't think about it often
Only now and then
Oh to be young again
Oh oh oh oh oh oh young again
Too Much of Nothin’ To Do
Born on this sphere in this one road town
What's keeping me is keeping me down
Time is the only routine seems to change
Same day, different name
Watching birds flying caged like a lion
Bound by the birth place glues
Ain't nothing new to look forward to
Too much of nothin’ to do

Nobody knows where the time goes
I got here in the blink of an eye
Make my escape or suffocate
Hearing the clock ticking bye
Awry from restlessness
Hungry from emptiness
No place to get a tattoo
Fine is the line between livin’ and dying
Too much of nothin’ to do

Rules ancient cold chiseled in stone
Wrongs that cannot be atoned
Customs, traditions
Everyone's different
I've got some dreams of my own

I’m bucking this fate
I’m tired and it's late
And there's always another excuse
From the home where I've grown
To a world unknown
Gonna make my debut
Easy way through
Never will do
One heart that will not lie to you
Too much bad news
Nothing to lose
Too much of nothin’ to do

Somebody new
Somebody who
I can tell my secrets to
Someone out there
Someplace, somewhere
Dreams have a chance to come true

This ship is too small
I've memorized it all
And there’s no place for no one to hide
Can't trust the mind
Fully reclined
Everything's magnified
Not a cloud in the sky
Sun always shines
But I'm bored and I'm brown and I'm blue
Too many praying
Not enough rain
Too much of nothin’ to do
Sir Nicholas Winton
The year was 1938
The hour was Kristallnacht
A young Englishman with ski trip plans instead went off to Prague
Atrocities to refugees
Confiscated wealth
Two weeks was all he had
But he had to see it for himself

He saw the fragile elderly whose faith was undeterred
The vital lines of justice become so clearly blurred
Desperation on young parents whose prayers were futile words
The faces of innocent children never to be seen or heard

The systematic extinction about to unfold I’ll never understand
The condemned waited for miracles while the world put its head in the sand
He found a hole in the master’s plan
Ordinary person
Two eyes, two ears, two hands

He organized a kinder transport with a few who would risk their lives
Money was raised
Adoptions arranged
Visas real and falsified
A rescue operation for the children to survive
Mothers and the fathers waved their last goodbyes

For six months they came
Boat, plane and train
From Czechoslovakia to Great Britain
The gestapo stopped the final train with 250 on all gone
Safe in the homes of strangers were 669

The land is ruled by lions
Light a flame for the law of the lamb
If it's not impossible
Nicky believed you can
Ordinary person
Two eyes, two ears, two hands

Fifty years had passed before it was learned
What this humble hero did
His wife found a personal scrapbook with the secret he kept hid
Nicky's children celebrated his birthday when he reached one hundred and five
6,500 candles burning his gift was all their lives

Peace is not impossible
Every child a chance
Hope lives with the legacy
The story of a man
Ordinary person
Two eyes, two ears, two hands
Daisy
Daisy
Sweet little lady
You’re driving me crazy
My heart’s black and blue

Daisy
I once was inspired
But now I'm too tired
From thinking ‘bout you

Maybe I should be on my way
What can I say
That's nothing new
My life’s turned into disarray
I'm just helplessly
Stuck on you

Maybe I should call it a day
What can I say
What can I do
Could be uncertainties here to stay
But I know it's up to you

Daisy
The future is hazy
Come whatever may baby
I do
Daisy I do
Daisy I do, do, do, do, do
Daisy I do
And the Ocean Rolls
Up the mountain ho
With an arrow and bow
Through the rain and snow
Treachery from below
On the sea we row
In a boat with holes
As the tide flows
And the ocean rolls

When it's not enough
Can’t depend on luck
Can’t be giving up
Things that means so much
A better life behold
Bells of freedom toll
As the tide flows
And the ocean rolls

Shine us down a ray
Are we worthy
We are only
Help us find the way
To a better day, hey

With a staff and goat
Blind faith called hope
Make the desert grow
With a rake and hoe
Guided by the poems
Guided by the scrolls
As the tide flows
And the ocean rolls

We've come a long way
We aren't holy
We are only
Steer us should we stray
To a better day, hey

All the shattered dreams
Scattered on the road
Every spirit lost
Every heart alone
Another peaceful soul
A newborn cry explodes

As the tide flows
And the wind blows
And the ocean rolls

VINCENT POAG For The Girls (2014)

45 Mile An Hour Girl
SHE’S A 45 MILE AN HOUR GIRL
I’M A 75 MILE AN HOUR GUY
SHES SHE’S CAREFULLY BALANCED NOT TO STUMBLE OR FALL
I’VE TRIED TO CATCH THE WORLD ON A FLY
SHE’S THAT DELICATE BLEND OF LOVER AND FRIEND
WITH A CLASS THAT’S AS FAR AS IT’S WIDE
SHE’S A 45 MILE AN HOUR GIRL
AND TOGETHER WE’RE OFF FOR A DRIVE

SHE’S A 45 MILE AN HOUR GIRL
I’M A 75 MILE AN HOUR GUY
SHE LIKES HER SAFETY AMBIANCE AND CURLS
MEASURE OF RISK SPLASH OF ACTION SHOT OF RYE
EVERY THING THAT I DO YOU CAN BET SHE TOO IS WILLING TO GIVE IT A TRY
SHE’S A 45 MILE AN HOUR GIRL
AND TOGETHER WE’RE OFF FOR A DRIVE

SHE DOESN’T GOSSIP AU CONTRAIRE
QUITE DEMURE MI AMORE
WHAT SHE SEES IN ME IS OBSCURE
ALWAYS LATE WORTH THE WAIT TO ENDURE
WHAT TAKES PLACE IN HER CLOSET I’M NOT SURE

SLEEPLESS ALWAYS AWAKE
HUMOR MODESTY GRACE
AND A SPARKLE IN EACH OF HER EYES
SHE’S A 45 MILE AN HOUR GIRL
WITH A HEART AS BIG AS SHANGHAI

HOTEL FULL OF FRIENDS
WAITING LIST CAN’T GET IN
NO MORE ROOMS UNTIL SOMEONE’S DEMISE
SHE’S A 45 MILE AN HOUR GIRL
AND TOGETHER WE’RE OFF FOR A DRIVE
AND TOGETHER WE’LL DRIVE SIXTY FIVE
Once Upon A Time
ONCE UPON A TIME WHEN I THOUGHT NATURE UNKIND
I WAS BLESSED WITH A LOVE THAT WAS MINE
IT CAME LIKE A BRAND NEW DAWN
THIS EMBRACE THAT MADE ME STRONG
LIKE I’D SUDDENLY BEEN REBORN WITH A GLOW
THAT WAS ONCE UPON A TIME
ONCE UPON A TIME LONG AGO

SKIES WERE DIFFERENT SHADES OF BLUE
BUT OUR LOVE WAS BRAVE AND NEW
AND OUR FAMILY IT GREW INTO THREE
WEATHERING EVERYTHING THAT CAME
LIFE BETWEEN THE DROPS OF RAIN
NEVER HAVING TO EXPLAIN WHY IT WAS SO
THAT WAS ONCE UPON A TIME
ONCE UPON A TIME LONG AGO

WAS IT CHANGING WITH THE TIMES
OR A SIMPLE CHANGE OF MIND
THAT COULD TURN A LOVE SO WARM INTO SNOW
ISN’T LOVE SUPPOSED TO GROW
CAN IT QUICKLY COME AND GO
NOW THERE’S NOTHING LEFT TO SAY BUT I KNOW
IT WAS ONCE UPON A TIME
ONCE UPON A TIME LONG AGO
For The Girls
FROM THE TIME IT ALL BEGAN
NOT A CHANCE FOR POOR ADAM
MYSTERY FAVORITE TOY
ACHILLES HEAL OF EVERY BOY
BREAK THE HEARTS
BREAK THE LAW
GO TO JAIL GO TO HELL GIVE UP GOD COUNTRY CROWN GO TO WAR
DIFFERENT PAGE SAME OLD STORY
WATCH EM RISE WATCH EM FALL
WHAT THE BOY WILL DO FOR THE GIRL

SOMETHING SPARK THE YOUNG MAN’S NERVES
JUST A SUCKER FOR THE CURVES
WHERE HE’S BORN HOW HE’S BRED
MIND NO LONGER IN HIS HEAD
MAKE THEM NOTICE
DIFFERENT LOOK REPERTOIRE
POLITICS PLAY A SPORT THEATRE DANCE LEARN GUITAR BE A STAR
ALGEBRA HE CAN FIGURE
BUT THE WIGGLE AND THE CURL
WHAT THE BOY WILL DO FOR THE GIRL

SHAKE YOUR HEAD
SIDE TO SIDE
WHY YOU LOOKING AT ME WITH THESE EYES

THEN THE BOY BECOMES A MAN
BY NOW HE SHOULD UNDERSTAND
CONSEQUENCES WHAT’S AT STAKE
DOES HE LEARN FROM HIS MISTAKES
LEAVE HIS FAMILY LEAVE HIS JOB MAKE NEW FRIENDS
LOSE HIS HOME MONEY LIFE MOVE AWAY START AGAIN
EVERY MINUTE EVERY DAY
ALL AROUND THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD
WHAT THE BOY WILL DO FOR THE GIRLS

SHAKE YOUR HEAD
MY OH MY
THERE FOR A GOODNESS GRACE GO I

SHE’S A MAZE OF EMOTION
HE LIKES PLAYING WITH A BALL
WHAT THE BOY WILL DO
WHAT THE BOY WILL DO
WHAT THE BOY WILL DO
FOR THE GIRLS
Waiting For Me
STRANGE HOW WE GIVE SHELTER TO
THE IMAGES WE WEAVE
REALITY A QUESTION OF
THE THINGS THAT WE BELIEVE
BOUNDARIES READJUSTED
BY THE LINES THAT ARE DECEIVED
AND I THOUGHT THE WORLD WAS WAITING FOR ME

ORDINARY PLAYING CARDS IN COSTUMES QUEENS AND KINGS
EVERYBODY KNOWS A JOKER CAN BE ANYTHING
PROMISE SPUN WITH BRILLIANT YARNS
IN A DREAMLIKE TAPESTRY
AND I THOUGHT THE WORLD WAS WAITING FOR ME

SAILING ON THE OCEAN
LIKE A SHIP NO SIGHT OF SHORE
REACHING OUT FOR LESS
THAN I HAVE THROWN AWAY BEFORE
CAN’T GO BACK OR
UNLESS YOU WANT A LITTLE MORE
AND I’VE GOT SOMEONE WAITING FOR ME
Forever
SHE COMES LIKE MORNING
AND STAYS THE NIGHT TIME
AS SURE AS TOMORROW
I KNOW SHE’LL BE THERE

AND I’VE BEEN
MEANING TO TELL HER
MY FEELINGS IN NUMBER
BUT CANNOT CONFINE THEM TO RHYME

SHE’S WONDERFUL AS FAR AS FOREVER

AND WHEN THE SIDEWALKS ARE BURNIN
I WON’T BE SUFFERIN
CAUSE SHE’S LIKE COLD WATER
RUNNIN DOWN MY THROAT

AND WHEN THE FROST IS IN SEASON
I WON’T BE FREEZIN
CAUSE SHE’LL BE FOUND SURROUNDING ME
JUST LIKE A WINTER COAT

SHE’S WONDERFUL AS FAR AS FOREVER

AND I’VE BEEN
MEANING TO TELL HER
MY FEELINGS IN NUMBER
BUT CANNOT CONFINE THEM TO RHYME
SHE’S WONDERFUL AS FAR AS FOREVER
Only Love
The sky's majestic sun’s nourishing wonder
Nights sparkling diamonds lightning thunder
The universe’s origination
The miracle of life creation

Summer fall winter spring
Every blessed breathing thing
But Only love is magic


A salmon’s journey Birds on a wire
babies families rain wind fire
The ocean’s mysteries Dreams Rivers mountains
nature’s marvels Keep on counting
Exploration the next sensation
The Shapes of women Innovation
But Only love is magic


Flowers blooming to the crooning of birds and bees
Listen for your rhythmic melody

A mother’s instincts a child’s eyes
Art that can’t be categorized
Food that grows and sights to see
kindness human decency
All around us naturally came to this old world for free
But only love is magic

Some elusive stranger appears like a rhapsody
You will too believe in sorcery

Sunshine shining hearts a aching
Anticipation infatuation
Insides grinning Transformation
New beginning Reincarnation
consideration giving taking
inspiration aggravation only love is magic

hearts a thumping
Suns a blazing
prance like dancing change amazing
mind is racing
brave courageous
pulse vibrating the vibe Contagious
dedication cohabitation
decorations procreation only love is magic
My Wings
If you take my hand
I will comfort you
Through this troubled world
We will go as two
I’ll brave you through each storm
Keep you safe and warm
Cause the winds are fierce
But my wings are strong

By man’s chains im bound
You wont see me break
When the raptors prey
when you heavens take
to shield you from harm i’d forsake it all
But the sky’s so big and my wings so small

We will build our home out of love that’s true
You take care of me i’ll look after you

As this body beats you are its heart
Sure as loves a saint sure as life is hard
From the depths of hell to the height of sky
Till the sun stays down and the tides don’t rise

Passion fades like fire
Few words are for sure
Its you I admire
Always will adore

Of this flesh and blood
You are the heart
Sure as life is breath
Sure as love is art
From the depths of hell to the height of sky
‘Til my time runs out And my wings can't fly
Wonder
I was alive once
laughed at the time once
now I count seconds go by

Angel of pleasure
Easy together
Clever me hurt him so

Now I wonder what he’s doing
wonder if he’s missing me
like i’m missing him now

Egos too strong Words last too long
Nobody's wrong

traces in faces Familiar places
searching for him everywhere

now I wonder if he's crying
I feel like i’m dying
wonder what he’s doing now

Pictures and memories
Proof of what used to be
Days and nights tauntingly
thoughts of him haunting me
Wonder if he sees me now

Oh the stains of regret
Will they let me forget
That was his scent in the air

One day i’ll see him
Before I free him
Wonder if he sees me now
Scarlett & Me
One day I'm walking down fifth avenue
humming a song enjoying the view
Someone texting nearly bowls me down
packages strewn all around
I helped her pick them up It started pouring luck
we ran for shelter and suddenly
There was scarlett and me

Thought I was dreaming she smiled innocently
offering her apology
Since opportunity often knocks just once
I told her she could buy me lunch
There simply hasn’t been a girl with charms like Marilyn's
Sensitive Sensuality
Then There was scarlett and me

And In a quaint café we talked as music played
She beguiled my heart away
And Time stood still

Our thoughts flowed seemlessly (seamlessly)
I kid her teasingly
The Laughs came easily
fragile Femininity

Fireworks much to my surprise
When we caught each other’s eyes
The story's ending you will have to guess
imagination man’s best friend

She’ll go down in history
I composed this melody
where we will live forever happily
Scarlett and me
Susan
YOU’VE GOT TO GIVE IT A CHANCE SUSAN
YOU CAN’T HIDE FROM INSIDE
YOU CAN’T RATIONALIZE SOMETIMES
YOU’VE GOT TO FOLLOW YOUR HEART

YOU’RE HOLDING SAND IN YOUR HAND SUSAN
REACHING FOR SMOKE ON THE RISE
INSTEAD OF SECOND PRIZE MAYBE
YOU OUGHT TO FOLLOW YOUR HEART

WHEN YOU ASKED ME TO LEAVE I WAS SURPRISED
I SEARCHED YOUR FACE BUT COULD NOT FIND YOUR EYES
DID YOU MEAN GO OR WAS IT PLEASE STAY
IT’S HARD TO FIGHT WHEN YOU LOSE EITHER WAY
OH SUSAN

IT’S JUST A QUESTION OF TIME
THE ANSWER’S NOT IN YOUR MIND
AND IT’S SO EASY TO FIND
IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR HEART

PEOPLE WILL LOVE PEOPLE WILL CRY
THERE’S ALWAYS SOMEONE LEFT ASKING WHY
HE FOUND YOU FIRST AND SO YOU STAY
ON TOP OF AN ICEBERG MELTING AWAY
OH SUSAN

IT’S JUST A QUESTION OF TIME
THE ANSWER’S NOT IN YOUR MIND
AND IT’S SO EASY TO FIND
IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR HEART

YES YOU COULD EVEN BE BLIND SUSAN AND FOLLOW YOUR HEART
Momma

MOMMA DID I TELL YOU
YOU ARE MY FAVORITE GIRL
MOMMA DID I TELL YOU
THERE’S NO ONE LIKE YOU IN ALL OF THE WORLD
I KNOW YOU HAVE ALWAYS HELD ME SO CLOSE TO YOUR HEART
I KNOW I WILL ALWAYS BE THE SAME BABY I WAS AT THE START
WE TAKE THINGS FOR GRANTED WHEN WE LOSE THEM IT’S TOO LATE
YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR LOVER
BUT YOU’LL NEVER HAVE ANOTHER MOMMA
WORDS TOO MANY WORDS UNSPOKEN WORDS
WE DON’T GET AROUND TO
WE DON’T GET AROUND TO SAY
MOMMA DID I THANK YOU FOR BEING GENTLE AND KIND
DID I EVER THANK YOU FOR BEING THOUGHTFUL LOVING AND MINE
WE TAKE THINGS FOR GRANTED WHEN WE LOSE THEM IT’S TOO LATE
YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR LOVER
BUT YOU’LL NEVER HAVE ANOTHER MOMMA
WORDS SO MANY WORDS UNSPOKEN WORDS
WE DON’T GET AROUND TO
WE DON’T GET AROUND TO SAY
MOMMA, MOMMA
New Orleans
RIGHT IN THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI
IN THE GULF OF MEXICO
PORT TO THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY
MISSOURI IOWA MINNESOTA
NEITHER THE HEAT THE RAIN MOSQUITO
SMALL POX YELLOW FEVER SUPER NATURAL EXTREMES
COULD EVER STOP THE MUSIC FROM PLAYING IN NEW ORLEANS

1803 LOUISIANA PURCHASED BY JEFFERSON FROM NAPOLEON
WORLDWIDE TRADING FLOURISHED TOBACCO SUGAR THE COTTON GIN
LABRINTH OF DELTAS BAYOUS LEVEES PARTY
FIFTEEN FEET BELOW THE RIVER
MARDI GRAS WHAT A SCENE
NOTHING STOPS THE MUSIC FROM PLAYING IN NEW ORLEANS

OUT OF THE WOMB OF PIRATES AND GAMBLERS EXPLORERS OF OPPORTUNITY
POPULATION BOOMING CITY OF WINE CUISINE SONG SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY

THE BIG EASY CAJUN CREOLE THE BRASS BANDS THE MARCHING BANDS
NEW ORLEANS JAZZ DIXIELAND
RAGTIME SIDNEY BECHET BUDDY BOLDEN LOUIS ARMSTRONG JELLY ROLL MORTON AND FATS DOMINO

EASY TO BE NOBLE
WHEN YOU’RE SUNNING IN THE BREEZE
FIND OUT WHO’S GOT WHAT
WHEN YOU’RE DESPARATE AND THEY’RE SQUEEZING

TWICE THE FIRES BURNED ITS
BUILDINGS
BUT THEY COULD NOT CLAIM ITS SOUL
THAT MIGHTY RIVER’S GREAT BIG HEART
HAS NO PITY FOR ITS CITY PRISONER ON PAROLE
YOU CAN DROWN THE HOMES NOT THE SPIRITS
YOU CAN WASH AWAY THE HOPES AND DREAMS KATRINA
BUT YOU CAN'T STOP THE MUSIC FROM PLAYING
YOU CAN'T STOP
YOU JUST CAN'T STOP THE MUSIC FROM PLAYING
IN NEW ORLEANS
Can't Catch Me
CAN'T CATCH ME, CAN'T CATCH ME

VINCENT POAG Circling Back (2011)

Confidence Thrill
WHEN EXPERIENCE LEAVES YOU NOTHING BUT SCARS
ATTEMPTS AT ESCAPE FIND YOU EXITS WITH BARS
THE TWISTED TONGUED PEDDLER SHINES LIKE A STAR
BECKONING YOU TO RIDE IN HIS CAR
DON’T LET HIM IN AS HE PASSES DESCENDING THE HILL
OR AS SURE AS THE TAXES YOU PAY YOU’LL SURRENDER YOUR WILL
TO THE CONFIDENCE THRILL

THERE IS NO RELEASE EVERY PRISONER SUBMITS
TO THE STRENGTH OF THE CHAINS NO FIRST AID KIT
CAN HELP YOU HERE YOU CANNOT QUIT
CANNOT MOVE AND CANNOT SIT
GATHERING DUST AS YOU WAIT FOR ANOTHER REFILL
WHILE YOUR ONLY FRIEND MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE A SIDEWALK UNTIL
THE NEXT CONFIDENCE THRILL

THE YOUNG TOO INNOCENT AND BOLD
THE OLD TOO TIRED OF CHASING GOALS
LIKE PROGRAMMED DIGGERS OF A HOLE
WHO ONCE WOULD NEVER HARM A SOUL
WHEN IT’S NINETY FIVE IN THE SHADE AND THEY'RE FEELING A CHILL
WILL TRADE IN THEIR MOTHERS LIKE STAMPS
WHEN THEY CAN’T PAY THE BILL
FOR THE CONFIDENCE THRILL

WHAT REASONS BIND THE LIKES OF THIS
WHAT TRUTH IS THERE TO ANY MYTH
WHY DOES DEATH BECOME A FEAR
ONLY WHEN IT STRIKES YOU NEAR
AS I HOLD UP THE BAR AND POINT FOR ANOTHER REFILL
AND MUMBLE THERE AIN’T NOTHING WRONG WITH HAVING A THRILL
EXCEPT WHEN CONFIDENCE KILLS
Let Me In
IF YOU’RE LOOKIN FOR A LOVER
MORE THAN JUST A FRIEND
I’LL LISTEN TO YOUR SECRETS
I’LL HOLD YOU BY THE HAND
BUT FIRST THERE’S SOMETHING YOU MUST DO
YOU GOTTA LET ME IN

IF YOU’RE FEELIN LOST AND LONELY
NEED GOOD COMPANY
SOMEONE WHO’LL TAKE YOU SERIOUSLY
HONEY YOU CAN COUNT ON ME
BUT FIRST THERE’S SOMETHING YOU MUST DO
YOU GOTTA LET ME IN

IF YOU’RE NEEDIN INSPIRATION
YOU DON’T HAVE TO COMPROMISE
THERE ISN’T ANYTHING THAT I WON’T DO
THERE ISN’T ANYTHING THAT I WON’T TRY

I’M AS FLEXIBLE AS RUBBER
I CAN KNOCK YOU OUT LIKE RYE
I CAN BE AS SWEET AS CHOCOLATE
ILL MAKE YOU LAUGH ILL MAKE YOU CRY
BUT FIRST THERE’S SOMETHING YOU MUST DO
YOU GOTTA LET ME IN
Eat My Shorts
IT’S ALRIGHT IF YOU DON’T LIKE ME THOUGH I’D RATHER BE YOUR FRIEND
IT’S ALRIGHT FOR YOU TO DISAGREE AND YOU’RE RIGHT TO DEFEND
BUT IF YOU’RE DROPPIN FISHING LINES BECAUSE YOU WANT ME CAUGHT
YOU CAN EAT MY SHORTS

IT’S ALRIGHT FOR YOU TO SPEAK YOUR MIND SOMEDAY I MAY SIDE WITH YOU
YOU’RE ENTITLED TO YOUR OPINION THAT’S YOUR POINT OF VIEW
BUT IF YOU’RE THROWING DARTS AT ME BECAUSE YOU LIKE THE SPORT
YOU CAN EAT MY SHORTS

WHAT YOU’RE MISSING I DON’T HAVE IT DID YOU CHECK THE LOST AND FOUND
IF YOU HAVE TO TALK BEHIND MY BACK MAKE SURE I CAN’T TRACE YOU’RE SOUND
BUT IF YOU CHOOSE TO SLANDER ME RULING OF THE COURT
YOU CAN EAT MY SHORTS

HOW CAN YOU PREY ON THE INNOCENT AND THEN PRAY TO THE LORD
EVERY DAY HAS IT’S DOG AND EVERY DOG IT’S REWARD
WHEN THE DREAM YOU’RE CHASING DOESN’T TURN OUT LIKE YOU THOUGHT
YOU CAN EAT MY SHORTS

TWO GUYS SITTING BY THE SEA ONE CONTENTED ONE MAN BORED
THE NYLON ROPE YOU THINK YOU’RE HANGING ON MIGHT BE A COTTON CORD
SO IF YOU’RE NICE TO ME WHEN YOU’RE PANTS DON’T FIT NO MORE
YOU CAN HAVE MY SHORTS
Fence Around Your Mind
WELL IT’S OFF TO SCHOOL AS SOON AS YOU CAN STAND
MEMORIZE THE HISTORY OF THE LAND
THAT GREAT BIG WORLD OUTSIDE WILL TAKE YOU FOR A RIDE
THE NEWS REPORTS AND PAPERS ARE ALL FINE
BUT YOU BETTER READ BETWEEN THE LINES
OR ELSE THEY’LL PUT A FENCE AROUND YOUR MIND

MAGNETIC MOVIES LURE YOU TO THE SCREEN
YOU PLAY THE ROLES OF HEROES YOU HAVE SEEN
AND THEN YOU START TO DOUBT JUST WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT
MAYBE YOU’VE BEEN SIPPING TO MUCH WINE
THEY’VE STRUNG YOU UP SO FAST YOU MUST UNWIND
OR ELSE THEY’LL PUT A FENCE AROUND YOUR MIND

NOW EVERYBODY'S SCREAMING WHAT TO DO
THE BUSINESS HAND IS REACHING OUT FOR YOU
AND NO ONE SEEMS TO CARE JUST WHAT YOU’VE GOT IN THERE
AND ALL ALONG YOU THOUGHT YOUD GOTTEN THROUGH
YOUD BETTER MOVE INSTEAD OF WASTING TIME
OR ELSE THEY’LL PUT A FENCE AROUND YOUR MIND

WELL ITS FIFTY FIFTY SHORT OR LONG
MAKE YOUR MOVE LEFT OR RIGHT RIGHTOR WRONG
BUT LISTEN WITH YOUR EYES AND TALK WITH YOUR EARS
TAKE IT ALL IN LEAVING NOTHING BEHIND
THEN DISREGARD HALF OF WHAT YOU FIND
AND HOP OVER THAT FENCE AROUND YOUR MIND
Seagull
SEAGULL SOARING GENTLY THROUGH THE SKY
THINK IT’S TIME FOR YOU TO SAY GOODBYE
YOUR SHADOW DARKENS THE WATER
AS YOU HUNT YOUR FOOD FROM HIGH
YOU’RE THINKIN WITH YOUR HEART
HELPLESS TO DECIDE
SEAGULL SPREAD YOUR BIG WHITE WINGS AND GLIDE

SEAGULL HOW GRACEFULLY YOU FLY
WINTERS HERE NOW AND YOU MUST ABIDE
GO UP WHERE THE WINDS ARE MUCH STRONGER
STRETCH YOUR WINGS OUT WIDE
UP THERE YOUR SENSES WILL GUIDE YOU
JUST CATCH A BREEZE AND RIDE
SEAGULL SPREAD YOUR BIG WHITE WINGS AND GLIDE

SEAGULL SOARING GENTLY THROUGH THE SKY
EASIER TO BE SMART THAN TO BE WISE
NOTHING STAYS NEW ONLY OLD
FEELINGS GROW OR DIE
GO WHERE THE WEATHER WILL HOLD YOU
SOMETIMES YOU JUST SURVIVE

SEAGULL SPREAD YOUR BIG WHITE WINGS
SEAGULL SPREAD YOUR BIG WHITE WINGS
AND SEAGULL TAKE ME WITH YOU WHEN YOU GLIDE
This Christmas
THIS CHRISTMAS LET'S FORGET OUR TROUBLES
IN TRIBUTE LET US ALL BE HUMBLE
AND IN A SONG LET OUR VOICES BLEND
FOR CHRISTMAS LET'S BE FRIENDS

LET'S MAKE A WORLD AT PEACE OUR BUSINESS
IN GIVING LET US TRY FORGIVENESS
AND ON THE EVE LET US MAKE AMENDS
FOR CHRISTMAS LET'S BE FRIENDS

MAKE BELIEVE WE’RE A FAMILY
SPREADING LOVE UNDER HEAVENS TREE

THIS SEASON LETS FORGET OUR DIFFERENCES
AND TAKE THE TIME TO THINK WHAT CHRISTMAS IS
AND FOR A GIFT MAY I RECOMMEND
FOR CHRISTMAS LET'S BE FRIENDS
Mountain Lion
I’M JUST AN EASY GOING KIND OF A GUY
I NEVER HURT NOBODY AT LEAST I DON’T TRY
BUT THAT GAL SHE PLAYS FOUL
MAKES ME GROWL
LIKE A MOUNTAIN LION

I DON’T SHIVER FROM THE COLD IN THE NIGHT
BUT I QUIVER WHENEVER WE FIGHT
CAUSE THAT GAL THE WAY SHE SCHEMES
CAN MAKE ME MEAN
AS A MOUNTAIN LION

SHE GETS TO ME WITHOUT TRYIN
CANT EXPLAIN
MYSTIFYING

THERE AIN’T NOBODY CAN STEAL ME AWAY
SHE MAKES ME HAPPY ALTHOUGH I MUST SAY
SHES GOT THE POWER IN HER DEN
TO TURN ME INTO A MOUNTAIN LION
Stress
WELL WE WAKE UP IN THE MORNING
AND WE GO TO WORK EACH DAY
PUTTING OUT THE FIRES IS HOW WE EARN OUR PAY
SAVING FOR SECURITY TIME FOR US TO PLAY
SOMETHING COME AND TAKE IT ALL AWAY

MONDAY IS STRESS, TUESDAY IS STRESS, WEDNESDAY IS STRESS
THURSDAY IS STRESS, FRIDAY IS STRESS, SATURDAY IS STRESS
THEN SUNDAY MY ONE DAY OF REST STRESS

EVERYBODY'S RUSHING TRYING TO WIN THE HUMAN RACE
PROBLEMS THEY DON’T GO AWAY ONLY GET REPLACED
ALL THESE YEARS EXPERIENCE ONE THING THAT I KNOW
MAYBE HERE TODAY AND THEN YOU GO

WELL THE CHILDREN THEY DON’T LISTEN AND THE WOMEN THEY CAN CRY
AND THEY’RE RECORDING EVERYTHING A MAN DON’T GET A BUY
I LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND I SLAP AROUND MY FACE
THEY’RE AINT ENOUGH PROZAC IN THIS PLACE
Lawless Lady
I AM THE LAWLESS LADY HEAR MY TALE BEFORE YOU GO
MY SINS MY OCCUPATION IT’S THE ONLY LIFE I KNOW
MY HOMES AROUND THE CORNER YOU NEEDN’T HAVE A LINE
AND MAN YOU’VE GOT A NEED FOR ME
BABY SO YOU HAVE SOME TIME

I AM TODAY AS I HAVE BEEN THROUGH CENTURIES BEFORE
A CAPTIVATING DANCER A TEMPORARY CURE
DESIRE IS THE CULPRIT PASSION IS THE CRIME
I AM A FRIEND TO EVERY MAN
BABY DO YOU HAVE SOME TIME

THE HARDENED MEN WHO OWNED MY FLESH
REMAIN UNTOUCHED UNKNOWN
WHILE I WAS SENT TO TRIAL AND ON AN ISLAND THROWN
AND I REMEMBERED CLEARLY THOUGH THE JUDGE SHOWED NOT A SIGN
WHEN HE HAD ASKED SO GRACIOUSLY
BABY DO YOU HAVE SOME TIME

AND SO MY SILENT CUSTOMERS I AM TEMPTATIONS LURE
RELIEVE YOUR INHIBITIONS REDUCE YOUR TEMPERATURE
NO HEAR NO SPEAK THE BOLD THE WEAK DISCRETELY SNEAK AWAY
I AM THE LADY DESIREE BABY WHAT DO YOU SAY
What's The Matter With You
YOU’RE DANGED IF YOU DO
AND YOU’RE DANGED IF YOU DON’T
YOU CAN’T SAY YOU WILL
WHEN YOU’RE NOT SURE YOU WON’T
AND IF YOU DON’T WATCH OUT
YOU’RE GONNA LIVE ALONE
WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH YOU

YOU CAN’T TAKE ADVICE
CAUSE YOU’RE STUBBORN PROUD
YOU’RE ALRIGHT ALONE
BUT YOU’RE TERRIBLE IN CROWDS
YOU DON’T MEAN HARM BUT YOU TALK TOO LOUD
WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH YOU

ALWAYS RUNNIN UP AND WALKIN DOWN
GROWIN OUT OF YOUR SHOES
CLOSE YOUR EYES WITH ONE FOOT ON THE GROUND
SEE WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU

YOU CANT BE FOUND WHEN YOU ARE NO PLACE
DOCTOR SAYS YOU’RE A HOPELESS CASE
HALF YOUR LIFE’S BEEN SPENT IN SPACE
WHATS THE MATTER WITH YOU

ALWAYS SCURRYIN THERE’S NO NEED FOR WORRYIN
WHEN YOU’RE IN THE KNOW PUTTIN ON YOUR SHOW
YOUR TIMES PASSIN SLOW EVERYBODY'S ASKIN WHERE DID IT ALL GO

LOVE LIFE LOOKS LIKE A STOCK CAR RACE
RELATIONSHIPS ALL ABOUT THE CHASE
EVEN DOGS SMELL BEFORE THEY TASTE
WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH YOU
Little One
LITTLE ONE BARELY ABLE TO STAND ON THE GROUND
CARELESS AND RECKLESS THE WORLD’S YOUR PLAYGROUND
THEY’LL COME A TIME WHEN MY WORDS WILL RESOUND
UP OR DOWN, THESE ARMS WRAP AROUND

LITTLE ONE I’LL EMBRACE EVERY INCH THAT YOU GROW
WE’LL SWIM IN THE SUMMER AND RIDE ON THE SNOW
AND IF YOU’RE NOT SURE OF THE WAY AS YOU GO
TURN TO ME, I’LL PRETEND THAT I KNOW

THERE’S SO MUCH YOU WILL LEARN FROM THE THINGS YOU RECALL
NO VALLEY’S TOO WIDE, NO FENCE THAT’S TOO TALL
THERE’S NO QUESTION TOO MANY AND ANSWERS FROM ALL
NOBODY'S TOO BIG TO STUMBLE

THERE ARE SOUNDS ON THE RISE YOU WONT HEAR TILL YOU FALL
WE’VE ALL LEARNED TO WALK BUT WE’VE ALL HAD TO CRAWL
JUST RELY ON YOUR PATIENCE WHEN TIME SEEMS TO STALL
NOBODY’S TOO BIG, NOBODY’S TOO SMALL

LITTLE ONE ITS YOUR SONG SING IT OUT SING IT TRUE
PERSEVERE WITH A DREAM FOR A DREAM TO COME THROUGH
SING WITH ALL OF YOUR HEART THAT’S ALL I ASK OF YOU
EVERYONE EVERYWHERE WAS LITTLE ONCE TOO
I'll Be Seeing You Soon
MY FACE IS LOOKIN MIGHTY PALE
DEVILS TUGGING AT MY TALE
SARA SHE IS CRAZY AS A LOON
AND I GOT A FUNNY FEELING
LORD ILL BE SEEING YOU SOON

ITS JUST AN EDUCATED GUESS
SMOKING MORE DRINKING YES
YOUNG PEOPLE BURSTIN LIKE BALLOONS
AND I'VE GOT A FUNNY FEELING
LORD ILL BE SEEING YOU SOON

CRYING BABIES EVERYWHERE
BOTTLED WATER POISON AIR
BUZZARDS CIRCLING OUR COMMUNE
I JUST GOT A FUNNY FEELING
ILL BE SEEIN YOU SOON

TOO MANY SHEPHERDS TOO MANY SHEEP
TOO MANY HUNGRY CANT AFFORD TO DO NOTHING BUT SLEEP
WINDS SWIRLING OVER SAND DUNES
GOT A FUNNY FEELIN ILL BE SEEIN YOU SOON

BULLSHIT FLYIN EVERYWHERE
EVEN ON THE GOOD BOOK WITH A SWEAR
STANDIN ROOM IN THE SALOON
I JUST GOT THIS FUNNY FEELING

SCHEMES TO BRING US ALL RELIEF
SKIES THREATENING DARKNESS CREAKS
WOLVES HOWLING AT THE MOON
AND I'VE GOT A FUNNY FEELING
LORD ILL BE SEEING YOU SOON
 

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Circling Back (2011)