Harvest songs

This Year's Crop

This year’s crop is all but dead 
Unfortunate but what did we expect 
Bugs and weeds laziness begets 
And a winter of regret 

This year’s crop is all but gone 
No merriment or harvest songs 
Dead roots are never wrong 
We reaped it all along 

Round and round the year’s slowly unwind 
And I can’t even get it right this time 

Don’t get no profits or respect 
We just feast and store whatever’s left 
But winter’s long and merciless 
It ain’t even February yet 

Round and round the years wilt up and die 
And offer up a cold goodbye 

Next year’s crop can start as a seed 
Let’s plant our feet and bury all our dreams 
Who cultivates the things that they don’t need 
Grow new names and memories 

New names and memories 
Names and memories

Used Car Blues

Sweet Kelly I think I’ll pack it up this time 
Cause I’m about to lose my weary mind 

You’d swear that I sell things things brand new 
These people keep singing their used car blues 
How’s a man supposed to make ends meet 
I’m trying 
How’s a man supposed to earn his keep 
I’m trying 

What’s it gonna take to get you in my shoes today 
Just like you I’ve got the same bills I gotta pay 

Sweet Kelly I think I might just trade it in 
No warranty will fix the shape I’m in 

They all need a car that’s great on gas 
Drive a hundred miles a day to work and back 

How’s a man supposed to keep his sanity 
These used car blues will be the end of me 

At this rate I’ll be gone before the day is through 
Take the bait, don’t contemplate, i’ll throw in the towel too 

Sweet Kelly I think it’s time to close the deal 
Lock the doors and get behind the wheel 

You’d swear that I sell things things brand new 
These people keep singing their used car blues 
How’s a man supposed to make ends meet 
I’m trying 
How’s a man supposed to earn his keep 
I’m trying

The Fox and the March Hare

Desperate times and desperate measures 
It hasn’t been the best year 
Keep your grapes I’m much more clever 
My God are you still there 

I murdered my hope you murdered time 
Seems like we are quite the pair 
A spot of tea with my new friend but 
May made this March Hare 

And when it’s over 
You saw it coming 
It’s quite the feeling 
When it’s gone 
And when the spiral 
Stop’s it’s spinning 
The world has a way 
Of carrying on 

I jumped and jumped to my conclusion 
Ripe was my, was my despair 
I bet down the hill the grass is greener 
And the grapes grow everywhere 

And when it’s over 
You saw it coming 
It’s quite the feeling 
When it’s gone 
And when the spiral 
Stop’s it’s spinning 
The world has a way 
Of carrying on 

Forget the grapes, I’m thinking stew 
Where’s my friend the March Hare 
The raven’s on the writing desk and 
The Hatter’s in the mirror 

And when it’s over 
You saw it coming 
It’s quite the feeling 
When it’s gone 
And when the spiral 
Stop’s it’s spinning 
The world has a way 
Of carrying on

A Place To Call Home

We're packing up boxes 
Putting labels on things 
Headed for the great unknown 
Whatever it brings 
Say goodbye to this place 
We lived all our lives 
All the beautiful days 
And long sleepless nights 

There was love here 
And there was pain 
There were children growing tall 
Learning their names 
It's so sad love 
To watch these things go 
But honey as long as there's you and I 
There's always a place to call home 

I long to see mountains 
All those long winding streams 
Follow those clouds that are calling 
Discover our dreams 
But these walls that surround us 
Oh they'll never let go 
A place just ain't some place 
When it's your home 

There was love here 
And there was pain 
There were children growing tall 
Learning their names 
It's so sad love 
To watch these things go 
But honey as long as there's you and I 
There's always a place to call home 

There are ghosts here 
And there are saints 
This house is more than floorboards 
Cheap coats of paint 
This one sentiment 
It's silly I know 
But honey as long as there's you and I 
there's always a place 
I said honey as long as there's you and I there's a place to call home

Electric Lovers 

Loneliness can be a black out 
Drain the daylight from your heart 
All the questions keep you up so late 
They tear your mind apart 

Happiness maintains its mystique 
Like a stranger in the night 
Happenstance is just the hope you seek 
When you're searching for the light 

Electric lovers come and play 
Light these fears up straight away 
It seems so lonely waiting for the spark 
Electric lovers need the dark 

Everything is such a mystery 
Everybody's a shadow 
Your answers run up an alleyway 
and scatter by a neon glow 

Electric lovers come and play 
Light these fears up straight away 
It seems so lonely waiting for the spark 
Electric lovers need the dark 

Electric lovers have the power 
To charge you up and turn you on 
Keep you humming through the deep of night 
And through the break of dawn

Love Is Magic 

Is love an illusion 
Is love true and real 
Because I think that some of us 
Are better than the rest 
At masking the reveal 

I wanna storm the stage 
I wanna start the show 
It's just every trick I try to do 
The crowd somehow already knows 
Every slight of hand exposed 

Growing up is tragic 
Growing up is tragic 
When you learn a dove has to die 
Every time you do the trick 
When you learn 
That love is 
Love is magic 

I'm sawed in half 
I'm a hat but no bunny ears 
I wish I could say Abracadabra and 
make myself dissapear 

Growing up is tragic 
Growing up is tragic 
When you learn a dove has to die 
Every time you do the trick 
When you learn 
That love is 
Love is magic 

Sha la la la 
Love is magic

Even giants despair

Ragweed Summer

Ragweed summer 
Your sunflower dress and homemade wine 
With each other 
There's always ways to slowly pass the time 

So let's dance around the lamp lit street 
Kiss the strangers that we meet 
Show em all the love they can't deny 

Ragweed summer 
Daisies sway, in fields we lay entwined 
Seasoned lovers may have the know, but we got all the time 

So let's dance around the lamp lit street 
Kiss the strangers that we meet 
Show em all the love they can't deny 

Ragweed Summer 
An old porch swing and breeze just blowing by 
With each other there's always ways to slowly pass the time 

So let's dance around the lamp lit street 
Kiss the strangers that we meet 
Show em all the love they can't deny

Five Alarm Fire

I survive in the space behind your eyes 
Where who you really are begins to be 
Deep inside where your soul and mind collide 
An explosion that we all begin to see 

You can't deny this burning desire 
This red hot flame of holy ecstasy 
Awake we lie, aware of space and time 
Aware of who we are about to be 

Your firecracker eyes and dynamite smile 
Doesn't take long to start this fire 
Heats me up, cools me down 
Til the flames begin to dance around 
Steal a kiss, scorch my lips 
Touch your skin burn my figertips 
A five alarm fire baby don't get hotter than this 

And you reply "You know you're one hell of a guy" 
"Why'd you go and pick a girl like me?" 
So tonight we'll stay awake, I'll show you why 
And who we really are you'll begin to see 

Your firecracker eyes and dynamite smile 
Doesn't take long to start this fire 
Heats me up, cools me down 
Til the flames begin to dance around 
Steal a kiss, scorch my lips 
Touch your skin burn my fingertips 
A five alarm fire baby don't get hotter than this

Et Cetera Et Cetera Ad Nauseum

Rub my skin to shake off this cold 
It flakes right off, Lord I feel so old 
Now you see, it's finally sinking in 
This inward death is breaking through the skin 

You'll never know to damage you have done 
On and on it goes 
Et Cetera et cetera ad nauseam 

Rub my eyes to clear up this blur 
Draining they remain, I just make it worse 
These gateways to this inner broken town 
Someone enters then they turn around 

You'll never know to damage you have done 
On and on it goes 
Et Cetera et cetera ad nauseam 

I never thought I'd need someone to blame 
But then you shot the judge and let me hang 
Oh how quick you changed 

Press the tin can up against my ear 
The line connecting us no longer there 
Came in like robin hood the thief of night 
Stole all my gold and glimmer 
All that's bright 

You'll never know to damage you have done 
On and on it goes 
Et Cetera et cetera ad nauseam