Weekly Songs 15​-​28

by Roger Heathers

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1.
Baby Blue You know just as well as I do He's coming soon Like scarlet November He'll be lighting up your sky But I have no idea what to do You're starting fires You change the sky from red to blue It was so quiet Until you came and lit the fuse Maybe soon I'll have one more ticket left for you Oh, Baby Blue Striking while the iron's getting colder every night Oh and I have no idea what to do You're starting fires You change the sky from red to blue It was so quiet Until you came and lit the fuse You're starting fires You change the sky from red to blue It was so quiet Until you came and lit the fuse
2.
"Put the hanger on the door" Said the trucker to the maid "Disconnect the phone" And I don't know how I'm supposed to take these aches From my belly and my bones all on my own God is watching from above With a telescopic lens While you're out of reach Waiting for a miracle to come while you're staring down the sun With your finger on your keys We can't hold out forever Something's gotta give and I think it's gonna be me We can't hold out together Something's gotta give and I think it's gonna be me In the middle of the night We were talking on the phone She couldn't sleep I was staring at a picture of a man with a rifle in his hand While I listened to her speak How long can I delay? It's a habit I can't break, like saccharin Staring in the mirror at a man with a future in his hand While I listened to her speak She said We can't hold out forever Something's gotta give and I think it's gonna be me Oh, we can't hold out together Something's gotta give and I think it's gonna be me Something's gotta give and I think it's gonna be me
3.
I write my progress in a book And mark the pages every night Oh, I've been wrong so many times I've given up on being right It's cyclical and strange These people never change The good ones always seem to move away I am sitting on a city street corner When I open up my eyes And you are laughing next to me, Clover At this broken neon sign The first immortal man, they say Is in his childhood bed today But no one comes to wake the boy Or send him on his way It always feels the same The static in my brain Is drowning everything that I cannot contain I am floating in a rubber-ring somewhere When I open up my eyes And you are swimming under me, Clover As the moon begins to rise
4.
"Fine, I'll walk in the mud" I thought to myself as I stepped off the curb These leaves look like the flakes in my cereal bowl Mine for gold all you want I'll be back in the fall Why, why did I build this tower so tall? But anyway, any day I see you I'm always smiling long after I'm home I could talk in my sleep For all of the prayers you forget to send That man looks just like a God with Floridian friends Pine for love all you want I'll be back in the store Why, why did I build this ladder so tall? But anyway, any day I see you I'm always smiling long after I'm home Anyway, any day I see you I'm always smiling long after I'm home
5.
Visiting for the night Stranger Sitting there across the room I hung my my paintings on the wall in front of you Your whiskey paintbrush is on my picture Go back home That silent crushing sound has carried into today He's pleased to meet you but he doesn't know what to say Tonight my hotel's in your hands Visiting for the night Tuesdays, Steely Dan and Dave Chappelle I forget other people feel this way as well There's irony in this, I'm sure, but I don't know where There's irony in this, I'm sure, but I don't know where
6.
She's got a hold on you And everywhere you tend to go She puts up a flagpole by the ashes in the mud And every now and then You notice it's the same You've got these rock hard feet That never seem to move You're tied to the pole with elastic Now, this panoramic view Is starting to appeal to the hunter in you I guess it's always been the same: The hunter and the prey And somebody's saying "What've I got to do for you to drive away in this new Cadillac convertible today?" It's got a hold on you And every time you stop you walk in a different direction You fall into a trance that everyone around you can plainly see I've got a lot to learn I'm struggling to see I still couldn't make the connection Oh, well maybe if I speak then everyone around me can plainly see I guess it's always been the same: The hunter and the prey And somebody's saying "What've I got to do for you to drive away in this new Cadillac convertible today?" I guess it's always been the same: The hunter and the prey And somebody's saying "What've I got to do for you to drive away in this new Cadillac convertible today?"
7.
If Valentine was true I must have left too soon I must have left too soon Remember how you'd rest Your necklace on my chest The lungs beneath your breasts The tide was turning And I could see it coming back Oh, coming back The lines were blurring The marble stone begins to crack Begins to crack The fortunes that you tell The lies you tell yourself The fortunes that you tell But I remember times You must've changed my mind You must've changed my mind We sat down by the ocean and decided we would stay Until our little boat had sailed away The tide was turning And I could see it coming back Oh, coming back The lines were blurring The marble stone begins to crack Begins to crack
8.
No wait No time at all Had passed before our eyes If it's a question of faith Then why can't I ever decide? No eyes No will to see Until those bricks were gone I stand on top of the pile And look down on what I have done It feels like years, years Years of isolation You're out there somewhere, Martha Ticket Go back home I guess it's the only way to fly It feels like years, years Years of isolation You're out there somewhere, Martha Ticket Go back home You're out there somewhere, Martha Ticket Go back home
9.
You, you don't know the first thing About the way you richochet Or the kindness you display On the days when I need you the most These animals and humans fascinate my kind Hungry and habitual by design We're no more sitting ducks than anybody else Hungry and habitual by design You, you don't know your way 'round But you lead me all the same Like a stanger and a stray On the days that I need you the most Primal never-ending hunger Your love ricochets around my world at night Primal never-ending hunger Your love ricochets around my world at night These animals and humans fascinate my kind Hungry and habitual by design We're no more sitting ducks than anybody else Hungry and habitual Oh, we're hungry and habitual Oh, we're hungry and habitual by design
10.
I can't help but think that we've got the wind in our sails I know I know it's hard to bare When we've been out there I can't help but think that we've got the wind in our sails How do you think that you're gonna feel in the morning? I get the feeling that you'll be onto something new Climb to the top and look at the city at morning Fall from the pole to the people below you You get the feeling that nobody knows you But I get the feeling that you'll be onto something new I can't help but think that we Live a thousand below In this venus fly trap world Where we can't remember I know I know it's not fair when we've been out there You know I wanted to run away But I hope that you get me to stay How do you think that you're gonna feel in the morning? I get the feeling that you'll be onto something new Climb to the top and look at the city at morning Fall from the pole to the people below you You get the feeling that nobody knows you And I get the feeling that you'll be onto something new
11.
Twenty-one Twenty-one, five hundred Twenty-one Five hundred miles away from home Hey, how'd you find me? And I will you promise not to let me go? Fall in love I wanna fall in love with you I wanna hear that voice No one 'round here whispers like you do Hey, how'd you find me? And will you promise not to go away? Your pink convertible car Your city of stars Your valley charisma goes wherever you are That taste in the street A.C. on your feet L.A. to Vegas for a front row seat Hey, how'd you find me? And I will you promise not to let me go?
12.
I guess I'm getting sick and tired of starting again in the same old place Where the wires inside my brain Are so frayed and corrupted I can't even see your face I know Martini's opened another one A dog pound in the corner of town He's invited my down for the weekend to look around There will be love eventually Such a strange addiction Such a strange embrace you get From something that can't hold you there at all But there were times You must've changed my mind you know There's always something deeper in the snow It's only love That's all But I want it back by popular demand There's something of the dying man in every action that I take Every decision that I make Because I'm restless and aching and tired of waiting with you I broke that spell so heaven could send you down And I hope that you stay around Oh, I hope that you stay around There will be love eventually
13.
Who's the boss late in the evening When the working day is through? I got no more time for these energetic lies I think you'd rather have the truth Oh, Lord I have sinned I didn't keep myself alive I didn't keep myself alive Oh, I didn't get the message Oh, I didn't think this through I went and took that oath And I probably hurt us both I think you would rather know the truth Years and years of satisfaction I got nothing up my sleeve Except for what I need No more compromises or various disguises Sometimes I need to get down on my knees Sometimes I need to get down on my knees I get this feeling, Daiquiri (I get this feeling in my bones) Right through the bones inside of me I wish you well But sometimes I've gotta get down on my knees Sometimes I've gotta get down on my knees Oh, Lord I have sinned I didn't keep myself alive Oh, Lord I have sinned I didn't keep myself alive I didn't keep myself alive I didn't keep myself alive
14.
Almost everybody's with his girl down in the lobby While I'm standing here in crumbling repose I guess nobody knows About the feeling I've got running through my toes May be the reason that I'm always on my own Must beat being lonely Does it beat that lonely lonely feeling baby? I bet that it does With your one and only Whispers in the dark Mountain high River deep And valley low There's a thousand ways to choose the one you love But I had nothing Nothing to do While I wanted someone Someone like you To come along and teach me what I can't learn by myself Tears inside a bottle Though you're not the perfect model I take comfort that I'm not the only one We've all got something wrong Cause there's a weakness in the confident and strong Now I've been looking through your window far too long Must beat being lonely Does it beat that lonely lonely feeling baby? I bet that it does With your one and only Whispers in the dark Mountain high River deep And valley low There's a thousand ways to lose the one you love But that's not good enough

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This album is a collection of demos recorded between autumn 2016 and spring 2017. These songs are the results of a self-imposed challenge (and podcast with Declan Kitchener!) to write and record one song per week.

Hear the podcast here: soundcloud.com/user-809720676

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released May 15, 2017

Photography: Lizzy Weeks

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