Paper Crane

by Walri

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released August 11, 2010

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Track Name: Cookin'
Hope is the best spice you can find
keep that in your mind
too much worry spoils the stew
and fear tastes bitter too
you're cookin' with a lot of heat
and you got no recipe
Track Name: Joyful Things
Look out now for all the joyful things that the day brings in
bring her in and give her a seat at your table
things would be so much easier if you'd just give in
just give in and things will turn out for the better

It takes a while to reconcile this faceless land
where time flies by and people create their own troubles
when trouble comes she just sleeps around and hangs out a while
cracks a smile she's cruel and she's willing and able

You know I'm trying oh so hard
I'm dying
It tears me apart!

Lalalalalala love will make you want to sing!

Until it goes away oh
then you'll say
"How could I ever feel this way?
I should have saved it for a better day."
But don't let the blues turn your happier hues to gray


I would be cold if I were alone but I'm not I'm with you!
its 8:52 and I press on the snooze
I would be sad if my words weren't clear but they are and sincere!
And I'm droppin' the clues...


I haven't said the things in my head were running around well now they've settled down
so now I can discern
They've given me a price for clarity which I do not deserve
Haven't they got the nerve
Track Name: Long Lost Twin Dad
Everything was great until you showed up late
to the dinner party
The guests were stark raving mad
that I'd never mentioned my Long Lost Twin Dad
and until this moment, I had never met him

And he must be a magician
because the room began to spin
is it really him?

It's the talk of the town
The candles are burning down
Quicksand for every memory
And member of the family
You'd have to squint to see...(it wasn't me)

Everything was great until you woke up late
in a field of poppies
The Dream had already ended
leaving you feeling fuzzy headed
and what are you doing looking through my eyes?

I can only see out one eye
and through a rosy-colored lens
I couldn't tell if he's my friend

It's the talk of the town
The candles are burning down
Quicksand for every memory
And member of the family
You'd have to squint to see...
...oh but secretly he was just as confused as me

I looked at him
he scratched his chin and said
"Well I'll come back here later if you let me in"
and as he waited for my reply
cousin Ed hit him with a pie!

AND as the pandemonium broke
He pulled me close and he spoke
and said "I'm not yr dad and yr a clever lad
but yr like the son I never had"
I said "its gonna make you sad, man,
but yr gonna have to go,
I said you can't stay here anymore, no
you can't stay here anymore"
Track Name: Bear the Dog
You know we're only trying to help you
you know you're chewing on the rope
it's the only thing holding you back
from your own hapless death
but your eyes are filled with hope

Wouldn't it be nice to live on open fields
in the country side
the hills are soft and green
and the valleys wide
and everybody can see
here you're so uptight yr uptight!

When I met a woman who knew you
well she just smiled when I mentioned your name
she said how sweet it is to see you
and she let you kiss her on the mouth

And I was shocked that she would do that here
in the public square
where everybody can see
in the open air
but that don't matter to you
no you don't care you don't care!

You don't care!
You're far too busy dreaming for the stage...
Track Name: Morning Day
Waiting for the crack of dawn you put your bathrobe on
You crack a smile cause you've found that there's nobody round
tellin' you to hurry along
The paper awaits, and as you open the gates, you start to sing this song........

you said
I love the morning
Sunshine in my eyes
The Sun is warming
as the wind blows by
I love the morning
And you go inside

And night presides

Dreaming till the clock strikes 3, you sleep away your misery
You stay in your bed, you're not lookin' ahead, but you have a lazy jubilee
the crossword is done, and there's plenty of sun...sun you'll never see

you'll say
I love the morning
Sunshine in my eyes
The Sun is warming
as the wind blows by
Sundays and Saturdays
And you go inside
and night presides

I know what you'll say
as the day
passes away
yes i know, I know
it's so easy to say
but did you really want to give yourself away...
Track Name: Blue Marooned
Fill up your cup and take your order cause there's nothing to lose except salty water
to choose is a gift, my soul is adrift, cut from the anchor no schooner, no skiff

I have been careful with my navigations but the stars have been lying and triangulations
are made difficult for a man worth his salt...waves of compassion wash over all

You and me
on a walk
my friend, do you recall, the last time we had this talk
You and me
round the bend
my friend, all good things must come to an end

The lobsters play poker, the seagulls play craps
the search is called off and the bugler plays taps
this I have realized in between naps
but I must not tire of tending the fire

You and me
on a walk
my friend, do you recall, the last time we had this talk
You and me
round the bend
my friend, all good things must come to an end
Track Name: Bike Ride
Fenders flashing, children laughing
wind in my hair
Three speeds, can't be seen
All the cats in the neighborhood
they always turn their heads
they haven't seen what I saw
a peacock painted red!

My eyes jumped out of my head
out of my head
I put them back and this is what they said
I wish you could see
what I saw on my bike ride home

A man with whiskers and pink suspenders sellin' snakes to the sky above
they rained down on the asphalt and fell in love
the man told secrets I'd never seen writing paragraphs of rhyming verse
he met my gaze and grinned and said look at the page

My eyes jumped out of my head
out of my head
I put them back and this is what they said
I wish you could see
what I saw on my bike ride home

Take a bike ride just to take it all in
ponder wonders and the meaning of all
no time in that urban sprawl
Take a day trip all tippin our hats
to all the cats on the street that we see
I can't even be seen on my racer green!

My eyes jumped out of my head
out of my head
I put them back and this is what they said
I wish you could see
what I saw on my bike ride home
Track Name: Ghost Cop
Please don't do what you shouldn't do
don't be bad when you know you should be good and I shouldn't have to
tell you to heed me
you've gotta believe me!

Well you don't want
any trouble in this town
so keep the violence
and the volume down
because he doesn't need to take any time
and he'll catch any crime

and he certainly doesn't sleep
and if he does he never dreams
and he always gets his man
a ghost cop cannot be stopped at all!!

don't even think of grave robbin'
they are his family
you better pay for what you take
because if you're not careful...stop!
Track Name: The Knack
It's a done conundrum how theory leads to theory
it's late at night
and I'm weary
bleary eyes barely open and I still can't get the knack of things

if you could see the reason you could see the rhyme
and you may find
that it's your season
waking up with new ambition but I still can't get the knack

you know i've been wandering
you know i've been wandering
wondering how i'll pass the time
pass the time away away
you know i've been runnin'
i'm so tired of runnin'
running out of time
if only I could multiply my days

well you're such a good student
you're always on time
but your heart is as empty as your mind is sublime
turn your gaze inwards and see if you can
find yourself
some new ambition
'cause I'm starting to get the knack

and I see now
where it's at
I need a calculator stat!
no time for the jocular diversions
I have been assured

waking up with new ambition and
laughing as I look back on things


you know i've been wandering
you know i've been wandering
wondering how i'll pass the time
pass the time away away
you know i've been runnin'
i'm so tired of runnin'
running out of time
if only I could multiply my days

everyday I walk the planck
never found the antidote for the poison I once drank
Track Name: Lady D
Thank you Lady D
everything's coming along nicely
if you would only drop in for a moment for some tea

Lady D has come today
with important things to say
she would like to tell you now
but she can't remember how
and something over there grabs her attention ::snap::
the slightest noise leaves her lost with no direction ::snap::
on a bicycle!

Thank you Lady D
everything's coming along nicely
if you would only drop in for a moment here with me

Lady D goes into school
and the school goes to the dogs
and the dogs go to the pound
and the pound just lets them out!
And that's when something happens to remind her ::snap::
she'd come to tell you about something unrelated ::snap::
she thought of yesterday

But Lady D can see colors and visions
and though she acts a bit differently
she's ok with me
People say she has bad intentions
but the people refuse to see things as they really are
until its far too late...

Thank you Lady D
everything's coming along nicely
if you would only drop in for a moment for some tea
so I can thank you for the things you've given me
such value to take in all the world and let it be
Track Name: Decisions
She gave me wings beautiful things
said I'm not goin' nowhere 'till the end of spring
I had the room to sing a tune
said I'm not goin' nowhere 'till the end of June

I had decisions, decisions to make
and courses of actions to take
but then in walked fuzzy with a look in her eye
she said I'm not goin nowhere till I get mine

I waited at home by the phone
and I did a lot of thinkin' with my time alone
Spring turned to summer, and summer to fall
and I grew a long beard but she never called

I had decisions, decisions to make
and courses of actions to take
but then in walked fuzzy with a look in her eye
she said I'm not goin nowhere till I get mine

I'm feelin' wiped out today
like the city of Pompeii
like a sabre-toothed tiger or a dodo bird
let the memories fade away
let the memories fade away
let the memories fade
away
Track Name: Paper Crane
I would be in heaven
and I'd be there soon
if I could make the night up
in her yellow room

I've folded up the paper
calling out her name
she's prepared to travel
like a paper crane

I told her that I love her
she would not believe
because I'd told her once before
before she had to leave

Music's on her pillows
she was in my dreams
those are the two things
that I will ever need

but she does not believe me
she's going on a plane
and I've folded up my sorrows
into a paper crane