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Hounds of Romance

(Gnant / Light)

This is not a dream
I said
Of destiny and charm

I dreamt of you
Even while I slept
Beneath your arms

And I know I’ve
Seen you before
Maybe in a painting

Your ocean eyes I’ve loved
In colored oils
Of timeless waiting

I’ll fight the Hounds that prey on romance
And hunt the spirit
I’ve been searchin’ for sleep
With you an instant

The dogs will bite and tear away
At dreams we were not dreamin’
I can’t be scared and sell my share
Not yet you’ve left me screamin’

And because

When you’re forehead touches mine
I crawl behind
Your perfect eyes

And your smile elicits
Tears that there’d be
Could I cry

Don’t think
Just feel

The way your head fits my cradle
I ask what is real

Is it fear?
Mixed emotions?
Caused by life’s external notions

Or how you sleep
In perfect peace
When lulled by matching motions?

I’ll fight the Hounds that prey on romance
And hunt the spirit
I’ve been searchin’ for sleep
With you an instant

The dogs will bite and tear away
At dreams we were not dreamin’
I can’t be scared and sell my share
Not yet you’ve left me screamin’

No promise
No oaths
No vow
No plans
To be here or there
Oh, but here or there…

I’ll fight the Hounds that prey on romance
And hunt the spirit
I’ve been searchin’ for sleep
With you an instant

The dogs will bite and tear away
At dreams we were not dreamin’
I can’t be scared and sell my share
Not yet you’ve left me screamin’

You left me screamin’
You left me screamin’
You left me screamin’

Me Who Changed

(Jody Gnant ~ Chris Burton Jacome)

Biting down
On my nerves
Every little thing just
Sets me off

Matchstick answers
To burning questions
Weighin’ on my mind
Takin’ up my time

It’s time to start
In a new direction
From where I sit
It’s time to rise

Me Who Changed
Half way through the game
You’re everything you started with
Your mark has stayed the same
I got a little lost
And forgot where I was
Oh, I still maintain
It was Me Who Changed

Countless hours
Too many games
What I thought was over
Begins again

Screaming anger
And crying shames
Pointing fingers
Placing blame

It’s time to start
In a new direction
From where I sit
It’s time to rise

Me Who Changed
Half way through the game
You’re everything you started with
Your mark has stayed the same
I got a little lost
And forgot where I was
Oh, I still maintain
It was Me Who Changed

Circles spinning endlessly
All pointing back to jealousy
Bringing floors to meet my knees
Letting go of what I need from you
And taking what I need from me

But it was
Me Who Changed
Half way through the game
You’re everything you started with
Your mark has stayed the same
I got a little lost
And forgot where I was
Oh, I still maintain
It was Me Who Changed

Oh, I still maintain
It was Me Who Changed

Lower Level Ghetto Livin'

(Gnant / Goldenthal / Powers)

Livin’ without power again
Things are taking a turn for the worse
How can so many things be right
When my life is falling apart?

Car’s about to die
Clothes are all dirty
No heat and no AC

Got no phone
So I can’t call
Seems too much to face it all

But I tell myself it’s not so bad
Don’t wanna shoulda, coulda, woulda,
What I wouldn’t have
Putting out much more
Than you know I’m getting

It’s not easy – it’s oh so hard
Dreamin and pushin livin’ in the dark
This aint the darkest place I’ve ever been in
Lower Level Ghetto Livin’

The front yard is mud
Couldn’t walk it if I wanted to
Learnin what it feels like
To pull myself out of the ghetto

Bill collector’s at the door
Gave him everything but he wants more
Taping over holes in the floor
You know I don’t mind, though…

I tell myself it’s not so bad
Don’t wanna shoulda, coulda, woulda,
What I wouldn’t have
Putting out much more
Than you know I’m getting

It’s not easy – it’s oh so hard
Dreamin’ and pushin’ livin’ in the dark
This ain’t the darkest place I’ve ever been in
Lower Level Ghetto Livin’

I tell myself it’s not so bad
Don’t wanna shoulda, coulda, woulda,
What I wouldn’t have
Putting out much more
Than you know I’m getting

It’s not easy – it’s oh so hard
Dreamin’ and pushin’ livin’ in the dark
This ain’t the darkest place I’ve ever been in

I tell myself it’s not so bad
Don’t wanna shoulda, coulda, woulda,
What I wouldn’t have
Putting out much more
Than you know I’m getting

It’s not easy – it’s oh so hard
Dreamin’ and pushin’ livin’ in the dark
This ain’t the darkest place I’ve ever been in
Lower Level Ghetto Livin’

Eternally Grateful

(Jody Gnant)

I go to sleep
With you on my mind
And I try to think
Of all the times we’ve had

But it’s not enough
To know that
Unless you pull through

We know that it’s hard
Hard…

And so I’ll sing
On the softer side
And I’ll try to bring
What only love can do

But it’s not enough
To go through
The motions
You do what you have to

We know that it’s hard
It’s hard

To you I am
To you I am
To you I am
Eternally Grateful

Sleep on
Sleep on
Sleep on
My friend

Be in peace
Nearly all my life
But it’s hard
To have peace all the time

And it’s not enough
To go through
The motions you do
What you have to

We know that it’s hard
Hard

To you I am
To you I am
To you I am
Eternally Grateful

Sleep on
Sleep on
Sleep on
My Friend

And though I may never
Be alone
With you beside me
Now that you’re gone

And though I never
gave it what I had got
I’ll go it alone

To you I am
To you I am
To you I am
Eternally Grateful

Sleep on
Sleep on
Sleep on
My Friend

Lavandaria Sucia

(Gnant / Powers)

All day Tuesday, Thursday 25 cent wash
All day Tuesday, Thursday 25 cent wash
All day Tuesday, Thursday 25 cent wash

Lavandaria Lavandaria Sucia
Lavandaria Lavandaria Sucia

Last load in by 10:30 – We’re in by 10:45
But our clothes soon won’t be dirty – We grab 8 at a time

The people next door are hanging out – And laying in magic beds
Guaranteed to make them well – No payments, No interest

All day Tuesday, Thursday 25 cent wash
All day Tuesday, Thursday 25 cent wash
All day Tuesday, Thursday 25 cent wash
Lavandaria Lavandaria Sucia
Lavandaria Lavandaria Sucia

They don’t make change so bring some cheddar
Add anything you can to make the wash smell better

She’s in her vest – she’s on her ladder
She just works here – Don’t yell at her
Whites, Colors, Delicates and Blacks
Machine is broke – no money back

Funny how it all just looks the same
When it’s somebody else’s Dirty Laundry

All day Tuesday, Thursday 25 cent wash
All day Tuesday, Thursday 25 cent wash
All day Tuesday, Thursday 25 cent wash
Lavandaria Lavandaria Sucia
Lavandaria Lavandaria Sucia

Folding and folding and folding and folding
Folding and folding and folding and folding
Folding and folding and folding and folding
Folding and folding and folding and folding
Folding and folding and folding and folding
Folding and folding and folding and folding
Folding and folding and folding and folding

How much crap were these bags holding?

All day Tuesday, Thursday 25 cent wash
All day Tuesday, Thursday 25 cent wash
All day Tuesday, Thursday 25 cent wash
Lavandaria Lavandaria Sucia
Lavandaria Lavandaria Sucia

Song In D

(Gnant)

Don’t tell me that I’m bad
I just don’t think my heart could take it
I know exactly what I’ve had
And no other one is gonna break it

And if that shadow runs too deep
On the inside – well then
Don’t be strong
Don’t go on with me

And if you ever had a neighbor
And if that neighbor had a wife
Well did you ever learn to covet
Or were you lonely all your life

And if that shadow runs too deep
On the inside – well then
Don’t be strong
Don’t go on with me

And if I never
Ever get a clue
Well I know that it’s all right
Cuz I’ll close the door and
I’ll say goodnight
No I’m not cuz I can’t
Get down on me

And if that shadow runs too deep
On the inside – well then
Don’t be strong
Don’t go on with me

And if that shadow runs too deep
On the inside – well then
Don’t be strong
Don’t go on with
Don’t be strong
Don’t go on with
Don’t be strong
Don’t go on with me
On with me

Quality Time

(Gnant)

All my life
I’ve been waiting
You were everything to me

Got lost
Anticipating
That I could be what you need

But it’s over now
I guess I’ll muddle through it somehow
But it faded
There’s just no Quality Time
So I’ll hide away for life

But it’s so real
And it’s so high above me
You were made to love me

But I lied
You don’t own me
You were made out of stone

But it’s over now
I guess I’ll muddle through it somehow
But it faded
We’re out of Quality Time
So I’ll hide away for life

So existential
How many times I wait for
Your jubilation
To come my way

But it’s over now
I guess I’ll muddle through it somehow
But it faded
We’re out of Quality Time

So I’ll hide away for life
For life
But it’s over now
I guess I’ll muddle through it somehow

From The Middle

(Gnant / Goldenthal)

So many voices
We make our own choices
All of it
Comes at cost

Sort through the billows
And broken windows
Of opportunity lost

Catch the vibes that I’m
Throwing down
Before it all slips away
Change

How it came to be
Never made sense to me
It doesn’t matter much now

If there’s no reason
Rhyme to be dealt with
Then what are we left with
Anyhow

Begging with the makers of time
Or not at all – and find myself
Asking why
Why

We are one
But
We’re individuals
With our own problems

It all
Needs to come
From The Middle
From The Middle

Hopelessness reigns
Hard to get out of the
Kingdoms of righteous and wrong

We will join forces
Jump on our horses and
Ride them into the sun

Everything seems fragile but we are strong
None of us are as powerful as all of us

We are one
But
We’re individuals
With our own problems

We all need to come
From The Middle
From The Middle

Hereafter,
When the crusading ends
When all is said and done,
Will you be left with a pro or a

Consider what you learn
Taking with you
Only what matters the most
What will you be standing for?

All of the answers
To the riddle
Are a changing
We are one
But
We’re individuals
With our own problems
It all needs to come
From The Middle
From The Middle
From The Middle

Over

(Gnant)

Once upon a time
In a far away land
There was a young man
And his soul hurt

He found a young maiden
And he asked for her hand
And she said that she’d have
To think it Over

Over and Over
Over and Over

She never said no
But she never said yes
And the man signed on
To be a soldier

And when she learned
He wasn’t coming back
How she wished for the chance
To do it all Over

Over and Over
Over and Over

She buried him on that hillside
Where he once had asked her to be his bride
She fell onto her knees and out loud she cried
Why’d you have to leave for me to decide?

She went to that hill
Nearly every day
And laid on his grave
So he could hold her

But it’s Over, Over
Over and Over

Over and Over
Over and Over

Great Day

(Gnant / Goldenthal)

It’s just a little paperclip
But it’s enough to change my world

So take a chance give it a spin
A little thing can change your world

Go out and have a great day
Go out and make a change
Go out into the universe
Go out and have a Great Day

You know we need a second verse
But we have not yet wrote the words

So I’m asking all of you
Will you help me write the words
To

Go out and have a great day
Go out and make a change
Go out into the universe
Go out and have a Great Day

When the night
Seems to unkind
And you want
To move forward
You can not look behind
Why don’t you

Go out and have a great day
Go out and make a change
Go out into the universe
Go out and have a Great Day

Go out and have a great day
Go out and make a change
Go out into the universe
Go out and make a change

And have a Great Day