The Lyrics of Joseph Isaacs
Bored
G  D  C   D
Verse 1:
And the Earth Spins Around the Sun One More Time
And turns the Northern Hemisphere
To face its fiery breath
And thats how we know that Summer is here
and its time to drive down to the beach
just for the thrill of getting wet
And to feel the Sand beneath our Feet
The Sand that was worn down by time
from glaciers into boulders
into pebbles
into sand again
and the sand squished down by gravity
into sedimentary rock
that contains fossils and artifacts
from previous eras
And beneath that is the mantle with the hot lava flowing
and beneath that is the core
and the continents are drifting
and the plates they are shifting
and I am getting rather dizzy
contemplating it all

Chorus:
But Your Bored, but your Bored
How on Earth Can you be Bored?
When Life offers so much more
so much more...

Verse 2:
Are you trapped in this haze
in this corporate malaise
in this prepackaged daze that ensnares you
and the radio plays the same old song
you don't even bother to listen any more
I want to slap you in the face, throw water in your face
do whatever it takes to awake you
I want to open up your eyes
to each and every sunrise
for life is a miracle

Chorus:
But Your Bored....
Fireflies
C  F     F  G
Fireflies Where are you?
I have been searching for you
I want to find that magic thing you do
You know when your body lit up the
room
with a power greater then the moon

But now its daylight
I can't find you anywhere
now its daylight
and its worse then I feared
and now its daylight
and the magics disappeared
Where are you fireflies?

We went out on a date late last night
we went on a date and held each other
tight
and in that moment it felt so right

But now its daylight
and the curlers in your hair
now its daylight
and the make ups disappeared
and now its daylight
and the magics disappeared
Where are you fireflies?

I don't know whats my problem
whats my deal
I keep on running from the love thats
real
I went to love you when the going gets
rough
I want to love you when the loving gets
tough
I want to love you
even when I know you for real
The Secret Song G  C
There is a man there in Line and he's tapping his toes
and he's getting quite impatient
you can tell it from his pose
he's acting just like his shirt's on fire
and there's a woman in the same line
she's singing a happy song
there's so much music in her feet
I just want to sing along
I want to crawl behind her eyes
want to crawl inside her toes
I want to find out what the hell she knows

Maybe Later that same day she loses it somehow
Maybe later that same day she gets stuck in a traffic jam
she wants to be happy but somehow she just can't be
I am not saying you should always be patient
that's impossible I know
sometimes it will escape you
like a rabbit down its hole
but then put your lips together
and remember that secret song you know



For Life is Full of Moments
Moments Much like these
and these Moments
Are full of Life
Stop the Clock

So I am kissing your sweet lips
but my mind starts to slip away
oh mind don't slip away
I am always waiting for these moments
but missing the moment when they come

Chorus:
Stop the Clock
Rest your lips against my lips
Stop the Clock
Rest your heart against my heart
Stop the Clock
I want to be right Here right now
Stop the Clock
I want to be here for this moment

It's like when you don't appreciate time
it all sort of slips away
but when you appreciate time
you let it rest you let it linger
like chocolate on your tongue

it's like I am biting into a piece of chocolate
but I am already thinking about the next bite
oh don't think about the next bite
I  am always waiting for these moments
but missing the moment when they come

Chorus repeats
Jack's Gold
Jack's got the goose and Jack's got the harp and Jack's got the gold
enough to keep him happy until he got old
Jack Jack Jack why did you climb
Up the bean stalk the third time?

Chorus:
Fee Fi Fo and Fum
to the Greed you sucuumbed
Jack Jack when will you find
peace of mind

Jack's got an old friend named Milky White
she was pretty old but she did alright
gave butter and milk for the night
but that was not enough for him
Jack traded his old friend in
for a handful of beans
you see Jack was addicted to the dream

Chorus

Jack had a golden harp
he did alright
he played at coffee houses and open mics
but that was not enough for him
he longer for mtv and stadiums

Chorus2
When will this madness ever end
enough was never enough for him
Jack if you just refused the third climb
the treasure was there waiting for you
all the time
Welcome to the World
I remember when I first met you
you were covered in blood and you were blue
and I remember thinking to myself
you were beautiful
the day you were born

Chorus:
welcome to the world
don't forget to look around
welcome to the world
I hope you have a good time
Here in the World

Bridge:
This is the Ocean
This is the Shore
I will show you things
you have never seen before
and I love to watch you watching everything
Here in the World

I remember when I first held you in my arms
I swore to myself I would not let you come to any
harm
I try to keep this feeling in my chest
like everything else is just second best

Chorus

These are the lights of your hospital room
they are used to dispell the gloom
this is the moon and these are the stars
and this is love, it comes straight from the heart

Chorus

to your left you will see the cliffs
to your right you will see the forest
up above you will see the stars
and beneath your feet you will feel
a thick oozy substance known as mud
and all these miracles are brought to you
by the generous patronage of our sponsor
Mother Earth

Chorus
Dogs Can Fly
I remember the day our dog died
we laughed and laughed, until we cried
he ate his way into the chocolate covered expresso beans
and then he dreamed
that he had wings
he dreamt that...

Chorus:
Dogs Can Fly

As that Dog bit into that chocolate
he felt so alive for a moment
and then he was... just alive for the moment
that beegle dreamt he was an eagle
not just a canine anymore
then he dreamt he could fly and he would be an angel
then he flew and then he was an angel

Chorus:
Dogs Can Fly

Your Neighbor was truly Peeved
because he left the top down on his convertible
that dog always wanted to get in that car
that's why he was always chasing it's bumper
they say every dog has it's day
but maybe every day has it's dog
and maybe, just maybe
if there is hope for man and canine in this universe...

Chorus Repeats
Stand up For Trees (ode to the Lorax by Dr Seuss)

At the Far End of Town Where the Grickle Grass Grows
Go Ask the Oncler He'll know
Business is Business and Business must grow
but not at the cost of our souls

Can you calculate the price of mountains
can you factor all this beauty
when you add up the price of life
the answer is clearer then the streams

Chorus:
If we don't stand up for trees
If we don't fight for these hills
who will, who will?

We must speak for the trees
because the trees have no tongues
Ask the Oncler, Ask the Oncler he knows

(repeat above lyrics and then add:)

Unless someone like you cares
a whole awful lot
things are not going to get better
there not
so take this seed
the last of the truffula seeds
and stand up, stand up for trees
              Ice
Ice on the Windshield
Ice on the Roads
Be Careful Out There
It's Slippery Its cold

Ice in the Blood and
Ice in the Veins
Ice in the Hearts
and Ice in the Brain
Be Careful out there
it's easy to slip into hate
I'm here to warm your bones

Ice in the marriages
Ice in the lies
Ice in the comments
Ice in the sighs
Ice in the gossip
Ice in the rumors
Ice in the politics
Be Careful Out there
its easy to slip into hate
I'm Here to warm your bones

Repeats Verse 1 and 2
Love is the Author
Did you ever wonder why
the stars are in the sky
did you ever wonder why
we even live and die
did you ever wonder why
we came here at all

Chorus:
Love is the reason
Love is the author
Love is the one who wrote this show
love is why we feel and hurt and grow

Fast part:
Now if I wanted to I could sing a mile a minute
send you're head a spinning
but that's not what I came here for
If I wanted to I could kick your ass
shatter your heart like plate glass
but I think I will take a pass
I came here for love

Did you ever wonder why
the trees point to the sky
is there a reason or something?
did you ever wonder if you had taken that risk
if you had given him a kiss
would it all be different or something?

Repeat Chorus

Fast part:
So Love this earth love this life
love your children, love your wife
love the cold love the damp
love the halo of the old street lamp
love the plastic bag floating in the air
Love...
this life
its are only shot
all we got
love this life
The Many Ways to God
You've had this faith so long its not even faith any more
its become part of your landscape, part of your core
and you wear your bible on a holster on your hips
and there is hate in your eyes, even while there is love on your
lips

Chorus:
Don't you forget there are many ways to God
there's as many ways to God as there are stars in the sky
there is the stairs to the heaven, the elevator up in the sky
the rope down the slope
and the ever popular
fall into the pit and hope you survive

There is the West and the East, the Fast and the Feast
and the walk and the talk, and the prayer and meditation
there is the song and the dance and the physical sensation
There is the holy ghost, the holy bible, and the holy cow
there is the holy life hereafter
and there is the holy now

You've had this faith so long its not even faith anymore
its become part of your features, part of your core
Don't you forget there are many ways to God
and don't forget to keep love on your lips
and deep in your eyes

Chorus repeats

But of all the ways to God
I have always found arrogance to be a block
not a door
Taxi
The party is noisy, but it's to quiet for me
the people say nothing, as they prattle on endlessly
the party is lively but it's to dead for me
as the girl with silver hair walks towards me vacantly
though she's naked I don't touch her skin
for I know to do so would be a sin
in the state we're in
which is lost at sea
lost endlessly

Chorus1:
Taxi Take me out of here
Take me where the people care
Taxi take me out of here
I don't belong here
I don't belong anywhere

The door is locked to my old home
the window I use to sneak through has long been closed
I can't get back to that room that was mine
it's just a stump
that tree I use to climb
the constellations shift
as if to be reminding me
that nothing lasts for an eternity

Chorus1:
Then
Chorus2:
Taxi Take me out of here
Take me where the word are true
and I can here the words I love you
Taxi take me out of here

Everybody feels they don't belong anywhere
but everyone belongs everywhere
we belong (repeats)
           Genie In A Bottle

It's Like I have a genie in a bottle
but I can not let it out
its like I have got a fire deep inside
but I can not put it out
so I am caught in between

It's like I can't find the secret chord
can't find the magic note
can't find the secret thought
can't find the magic touch

It's like I've been asking the wrong questions
I've been seeing things upside down
the genie is not in me the genie is in us all
so the question now becomes
not how to find the genie inside of me
but the genie inside us all
Don't Ask me Why
So I walked down every shoreline
on every beach in every land
I went and asked the empty shells
but they were only full of sand

Chorus:
I'd ask them why
the ocean sighs
I'd ask them why
children die

So I went and asked the mountains
but they wouldn't say a thing
still I felt there was an answer
in the way they echoed my questioning
as if to say

Chorus2:
don't ask me why
the ocean sighs
don't ask me why
only shine

So I went and asked the moon
but she didn't say a thing
still I felt there was an answer
in the way she shined on everything

Chorus:
don't ask me why,  only shine with all your magic all your might
Live life with a capital L live your life and live it well
extend your sails and catch the wind, catch the wind, shine...
Maybe It's My Fault

Theres blame to be cast in your direction
but maybe thats just for my own protection
if I can point my finger at you
then I don't have to see in myself the things that
are true

Chorus:
Maybe its my fault
baby its my fault
maybe its your fault too
maybe its my fault
baby its our fault
we dance the dance of two

I let you make the plans that then fall through
so then I can point my haughty finger at you
its harder to lead then it is to follow
to stand aside and cast the blame well thats just
hollow

Chorus repeats

we dance the dance of two
we've dance this dance before
we should know the holes we fall into
maybe if I watch for the move that comes next
we can avoid the subtle pretext
A Penny  A Nickel a Dime and a Quarter

I was working as a clerk
was working for nickels and dimes
so they wouldn't pay my parking or expenses
so I took a cent it only made sense
then I took a nickel
then i took a dime
how did I end up doing time?

It was a penny a nickel a dime and a quarter (repeats)
one more dollar

I had a wife
I liked the way she cooked
I had a wife
I like the way she looked
she was kind she was nice she was faithful
but I met this other women with this knock out figure
long long legs I just had to dig her
oh hell why did she have to tell?

Chorus repeats

I was hanging out with some friends
we were bored to our wits ends
when my friend Bill said try this pill
it will give you quite a thrill
I didn't want to let them down
didn't want to feel like a clown
how did I end up here on the ground?
The Secret to Happiness

I've got a secret its not what you want
I've got a secret its not what you want
Its a new way of seeing
what you got
its how to be happy without a lot

It not the new toy
you've seen on tv
its not the new gadget
you've decided you need
its how to be happy without a lot

it not around the corner
its not around the next turn
its not that hole in your pocket
your money is starting to burn
its how to be happy without a lot

You can grow out of hatred
you can grow out of greed
you can grown on searching
for the things you don't need
or you can grow out of love
you can grow out of care
you can grow from the good things
we keep in here

Chorus
Eyes Wide Open

Eyes Wide Open
now that I know my time is almost up
I can drink the nectar from my cup

Eyes Wide Open
all the mountains all the seas
all the beauty all around me

Eyes Wide Open
and I just want to thank you
appreciate you for all the things you do

Why is it when our eyes are almost closed
we can finally see?

Eyes Wide open
all the little things
they seem so important now

Eyes Wide Open
all the things I meant to do
I am making the time for them now

Eyes wide open
Trapped by my Own Freedom

I was lost and I was lonely
I was only half a man
I was washed up I was dried out
and this was never part of the plan

I have been trapped by my own freedom
tied down by rootlessness
I have been full of hunger
I have been full of emptiness
but now I know what I must do
its time for me to step into my own shoes

I am asking you if you need help
you say no thats okay
cuz you know I don't really mean it anyway
but I mean it this time
I want in I don't want out
I want to be a part of what my life is all about

Chorus repeats

I always said I would fight for the earth and for
the poor
but I have been busy watching tv
I have been busy being bored
but now its time for me to step up
and face my responsibilities
cuz the only thing stopping me
is me
This Place

Chorus:
I go to church in the mountains
I worship in the coffee shops
I pray with this guitar
this place is holier then you thought

the woman behind the counter
she is a priestess of a sort
and these guys playing these guitars
we're all altar boys of course

chorus

when I bite into one of their croissants
I must say its holy bread
when I drink there mochachino
its holy water it must be said

it doesnt matter where you are
that place is a good place to pray
Columbia Maryland or Jerusalem
its all holy ground thats what I say
I dont care where you tread
your walking on holy ground
so be careful where you put your coffee cup down
My Mind it tricks Me
My Mind it decieves me
my mind it fools me
its all it ever does

my mind tells me I need a bigger house
a bigger car a bigger head
but a bigger house is more rooms to clean
a bigger car burns more gasoline
and I sure don't need a bigger head

My Eyes they trick me
my eyes decieve me
my eyes they fool me
its all they ever did

my eyes can see your outside
my eyes can see your smile
my eyes can see your makeup
but they can't see the sadness in your head

My ears they trick me....

they can hear you talking
they can record your every syllable
they can mark your every word
but I still don't know what in the world you meant

Living Life Upside Down
EM C  D  G

I went down to the lake
where blue meets blue on the horizon
and I was caught unaware
by an optical illusion
the fish were swimming over the clouds
and my head was six feet under water
and the sky was the lake
and the lake was the sky
I’ve been Living my Life upside Down

Chorus:
I’ve been Living my Life upside Down
I think its time to turn things around
I’ve been Living my Life upside Down
I think its time to turn things around

I passed by a plate glass office building
and I saw the reflection in the window
the sun was setting on the cubicles
and the bunnies and the squirrels were dancing on the desks
and the grass and the flowers were growing
from the carpet floors
and nature was our business and our business was the earth
and we've been living our lives upside down

Chorus repeats

I saw my reflection in your eyes
and I saw how I have been hurting you
I used you when it suited me
and I’m sorry for the things I said to you
and the strong man is the man who can control himself
I’ve been Living my Life upside Down
and the smart man is the man who knows he knows nothing
I’ve been Living my Life upside Down
and the rich man is the man who is content with what he has
I’ve been Living my Life upside Down
I got everything I need
Maybe we’re in the heaven
G C

I look at the lines on the bark
I look at the vs on the patterns of leaves on the
tree

Chorus
Maybe we’re in the heaven and we just don’t
know
Maybe we’re in the heaven and we just cant see
Maybe we’re in the heaven  if we fly
Maybe we’re in the heaven   if we try

Em A

Sometimes we get lost in the smog
Sometimes we get lost in the fog
We got to open up our eyes
To each and every sunrise

Chorus

I know I don’t control nobody else
Sometimes I don’t even control myself
I know if I try my best
It will be good for all the rest

Chorus variation
(hell)


See the sun shining on your sweet face
I see the light shining all over the place
I see the light shining on you
And I know we are walking on sacred ground
When I was Young by Joseph Isaacs  
AM f c g
When I was young I use to know nothing
And knowing nothing I use to know how
to make a friend
I would say hey can you play, well come
on over
But know that I am older I learned to be
afraid
I ask their beliefs, I ask for their doctor’s
papers
But When I was young
I use to know nothing, I use to know
how to have fun
I would do what my heart said
But now I feel self-conscious, now I feel
embarrassed

Chorus 1:
When I was young
I used to know Nothing
Like a Buddhist monk
Mind unfilled by preconceptions
Seeing things for the first time, for the
first time

Chorus 2:
But Everyday I am getting younger
Soon I will be overcoming all this fear
Everyday I am growing dumber
Pretty soon I will be right here

Verse 2:
When I was young I use to know nothing
I use to know how to say I love you
It came off my tongue nice and natural
But now my heart has been burned to
many times
I have learned to look like I don’t care
And soon I really won’t care

When I was young I use to know nothing
And knowing nothing I knew to ask
questions
I would ask why is the sky blue
Why do we die why is anything here at all
But now that I am older I don’t say
nothing
I keep my mouth shut, I stay in line
Don’t want to upset the status quo
To attract to much crossfire

Repeat choruses
The Elephant's Heart
Am7 f c g

The Elephant's Heart
Am7 f c g

Verse 1:
Seven Blind Men went  to see an elephant
the first one touched its nose  said its like a hose
the second one  felt its knee.
Said, "It's like a tree!"
and so it went in pointless argument
the third said its not it at all
an elephants like a wall
a wall between you and me mover which we cannot see
Chorus:
And you call him a fascist
you call her a communist
but i am not a big fan of hyperbole
i must admit
i like the nuance
i like the subtleties
I like the differences
between you and me

the fourth said for heavens sake giving the tail a shake
an elephant is more like a snake
and the more you try to grasp the truth, the more it slips away
like a snake
though the blind men all were smart
they missed the important part
they missed the elephant's heart
the elephant's heart

Chorus repeats

Seven blind me went to see an elephant
the first one touched its nose
said this is God
no this is Vishnu, no this is Buddha
and so it went in pointless argument
though the blind men all were smart
they missed the important part
the elephants heart
You Ain't Ever Going to Believe This
You ain't ever going to believe this
but there are tufts of angels in the sky
and on the trees have a thousand emeralds
you should see the world from my eyes

They say the glass is half empty but its that way by design
to make us fight to see what's right in front of our own eyes

You ain't ever going to believe this
but you should see the jewels up in the sky at night
each one blazing with the heat of a sun
and with light that traveled for a million years
with light that left that sun before we were even here
and the moon spinning around us
pulling at our blood and at our tides
wolves howl at it
you should see the moon from their eyes
you should see the world from my eyes

They say the glass is half empty
but thats only because we have drunken so much
focusing on the bad things forget the good stuff
They say the glass is half empty but its that way by design
to make us fight to see what's right in front of our own eyes
I got Something to Say

I got Something to Say
I think I am going to say it
I ain't gonna beat around the bush
I am going to get straight to the point
ain't going to hide behind
no fancy words or poetry
I got Something to Say
Think I am going to say it
now I can't remember
what in the world it was

Chorus:
It was something about love
something about courage
something about getting straight to the point
(repeat)

I knew it when I was
trying to get my first gig
it was burning on my chest
then I got agent, then I got big
then I couldn't remember
what i wanted to say

Chorus

Why did we come here
did  i come here for money
cuz thats kind of funny
cuz i dont make any
did i come here for fame
someone take my picture
someone stalk me
someone invade my privacy

chorus
Unity
When the Birds Fly South for the Winter
And we stand naked against the wind
God made us so we have to stand
together
God made us so we need each other

Chorus:  We are One

The pundits spin their spins
Slant their slants make it so extreme
Till a shot rings out in Tuscon
Till a building in NY reminds us all
What they mean when they say United
we stand
Divided we must Fall

Chorus:  We are One


Woody Guthrie sang this Land is Your
Land
This Land is made for you and me
He said one side of the sign says no
trespassing
The other side said nothing
But in Mexico there building fences
To keep out the illegals and the drug
trafficking
And we building fences between our
houses
To keep away the neighbors so we don’
t have to meet

Chorus:  We are One
Wolf

You don’t believe me
Though I swear it’s true
I have seen it’s jaws, it’s fangs
Its true I lack the proof

Chorus:
You’ve heard this song before
The Wolf is at our Door
You’ve heard this song before
The Wolf is at our Door

You don’t believe me
And it’s true you have your grounds
I haven’t been around
I kicked you when you were down
Pushed you overboard
Left you to drown

Chorus1:

You don’t believe me
And in fact I am lying
Though even you don’t know it
I have done so much self deceiving


Chorus2:
You’ve heard this song before
The Wolf is inside me
You’ve heard this song before
The Wolf is me
New Leaf

You’re so dependable
I can always count on you
You have both hands upon the wheel
But you’ll be crashing soon

Why not let me drive for awhile
Rest your head on me for a mile
I have got two hands I am here to help
How can we change the world if we can’t
change ourselves?

I have been out there with my protest sign
Calling out for peace
But in my private life
I live with a rage that will not cease

I have wasted so much time
I have been time’s thief
But now I am turning over
I am growing this New Leaf

I have got two hands I am here to help
How can we change the world if we can’t
change ourselves?


I have been trying to lose this pound
But I am always the same weight
Chained down by chocolates, bad habits,
and inertia
I am stuck in this same place

But lately I have had this revelation
So simple yet so true
Change isn’t a word you say
It’s a thing you do

I have got two hands I am here to help
How can we change the world if we can’t
change ourselves?
Wondering where the Song is tryng to
Take me
C  F
I got to get myself out of the way
So the song can get through
I got to get myself out of the way
So that I can talk to you
Chorus:
G  AM
And I am wondering where the song is
trying to take me
I am wondering if it’s a place I have been
before
And I am wondering where the song is
trying to take me
I am wondering  i why I play these chords
C  F
I am wondering why I even came here
Did I come here to face some fear
To stand naked in front of people
With my emotions so clear
G  AM
And I am wondering where the song is
trying to take me
I am wondering if it’s a place I have been
before
And I am wondering where the song is
trying to take me
I am wondering  i why I play these chords
C  F
And If I give you one thought to think
If I give you one emotion to feel
Then I guess the music mattered
Then I guess there was a reason I came
here
Bottomless Pit
Am  F  C  G
I am a bottomless pit
You can get me the moon I will want the
stars
I am a bottomless pit
You can get me electronics, another
outfit, a bigger car
I am a bottomless pit
You can tell me I am good I’ll want to
be a star
I am a bottomless pit
You can get me a drink I’ll want the bar

Chorus:
You can give me a smile
That’s enough that’s enough
You can hold my hand that’s enough,
that’s enough
You can give me another day
That’s enough that’s enough
You can give me  kindness
That’s enough that’s enough

I am a bottomless pit
You can tell me I am good I’ll dismiss it
I am a bottomless pit
You can give me a blessed day I’ll waste
it, I’ll waste it
I am a bottomless pit
You can give me your heart
That’s enough that’s enough


And how do I take my shackles off so I
am free
How do I take this blindfold off so I can
see

I am a bottomless pit
I can be a billionaire I’ll still want a tax
break
I am a bottomless pit
I can have a loving woman  I’ll make her
heart break

Yoni’s lines:
I have so much soul Why do I feel so
empty?
I have so much  why do I need more
Why do I need this, what do I get from
wanting this
Why do I have so much good and its not
enough
My heart is an endless chasm and all the
good things keep falling through
I might never get to Hollywood
But that’s alright that’s alright
there ain’t nothing special in Hollywood
Just another town with lights, another
town with lights

Life ain’t so great in Hollywood
The tabloids never get their fill
There aint no privacy in Hollywood
You can tell by those big letters in the hill
I want to get some big letters of my own

But them up in my little town
Shine the spot light on them
And say hey it’s good place to be


Chorus:
Nobody is a nothing
And nobody is a star
Everybodys everything
So come as you are, come as you are

Verse 2
I might never get to Jerusalem
put that’s not the only holy place to be
found
Theres a halo around the street lamp
On every street in every town

I met never get to Washington
But that’s okay
I will never be the president of the USA
But that doesn’t mean my decisions don’
t matter
Everything we do matters every day
Curvy Track
I screwed up  I wish I could take it back
And if I had a rewind button I would do
just that
Chorus1:
But your telling me I have gotten
nowhere And I don’t think that’s true
Just check out my odometer to see all
the miles I have been through
And if I mess up, if sometimes I slip
back  It don’t mean I have gotten
nowhere
Just means I am a long way  on a curvy
track

The road dips up and down Through
better and through worse
And just when you think its going
straightThat’s when it sure to curve

Chorus 2:
But you’re telling me it’s all for
nothingAnd I am not so sure
Its true sometimes the progress starts to
look blurred
but  if I mess up, if I slip back It don’t
mean I have gotten nowhere
Just means I am a long way on a curvy
track
Verse 3
But the curves can take you deeper
Though it’s the slower way to go
I have learned things the hard wayBut I
have a lot to show
Chorus1:
But you’re  telling me I have gotten
nowhere And I don’t think that’s true
Just check out my odometer to see all
the miles I have been through
And if I mess up, if sometimes I slip
back  It don’t mean I have gotten
nowhere
Just means I am a long way  on a curvy
track
There’s a Pretzel jar over on the counter
For donations for the homeless
It’s got nickels, it’s got pennies
It’s got twenties, Maybe not many
But you got to start somewhere

Chorus:  If we can make a difference
why don’t we tiny drops of water make
the sea x2
V2:  We are tiny
Five foot maybe six foot
There’s just a few of us
7 billion maybe more
We are insignificant
Just the most powerful creatures to walk
the earth
How can we make a difference
Only if we try

Chorus
V3:
I got a heart, It has room to grow
I got a mouth
I got to let you know
I got feet
I got to walk this mile
I got teeth, got to use em to make a smile
chorus
I was working as a clerk
I was working for nickels and dimes
but they wouldn't pay my parking or
expenses
so I took a cent it only made sense
then i took a nickel, then I took a dime
pretty soon I was doing crime

Chorus:
Its a Penny, a Nickel, a Dime then a
quarter
one more dollar

I had a wife I liked the way she looked
I had a wife I like the way she cooked
she was kind she was nice
she was faithful to me
but I met this other woman with this
knock out figure
long long legs
just had to dig her
oh hell why did she have to tell

Chorus

I was hanging out with my friends
we were bored to our wits end
my friend Phil said try this pill
it will give you quite a thrill
I didnt want to let him down
I didnt want to feel like a clown
How did I end up here on the ground?

Chorus
Writer's Block

What do you think I should do
I’ve been howling at the moon
My paper is blanks and the pen is in my
hand
The lightning is outside
But I can not seem to  find
The lightning in my mind

Chorus:
And you criticize  And I realize
Your trying to help but right now this ain’
t what I need
What I need right now  Please give me
somehow
Just a little encouragement

V2:
I’ve set the bar so high
That I can not climb
And here I am stuck on the other side
What am I trying to do
What am I trying to prove
Or am I just trying to express myself
Chorus repeats
What do you think I should do
I’ve been howling at the moon
My paper is blanks and the pen is in my
hand
Monkey
There’s a monkey in my mind
He leaps from tree to tree
He can’t let himself simply be happy

There’s a monkey in my mind
He’s always wanting more
Please tell me what’s next behind the
door

There’s a monkey in my mind
He can’t be content
He is so all over the place, he’s  so hell
bent

There’s a monkey in my mind
In my heart and my soul
He only sees the parts, he cannot see the
whole

Chorus
What is it I am trying to do, I don’t
know anymore
What is it am I trying to prove, I don’t
know anymore
What is it that matters to me , I don’t
know anymore

There’s a monkey in my mind
Popping up like popcorn
He’s been after me since the day I was
born

There’s a monkey in my mind

He’s making me blind
I use to know how to care, I use to
know to be kind

There’s a monkey in my mind
In my heart and my soul
He’s making me losing track of my goal

There’s a monkey in my mind
Making me forget about you
That monkey don’t want me to stay true

There’s a monkey in my mind
He won’t settle down
His feet won’t ever touch the ground
Rewind
G                   C
I can't rewind  alls I can do is hit play
G              C
I can't go back in time, but I'll have a
chance anyway
am    add F                    d7  add F
because  all the stupid things i say I
could say them again today
am   add F                    d7  add F
all the stupid things i did,I could do them
again today


regrets I do Regrets , but I dont regret
regretting them

regrets give me a chance, a chance to
make amends

otherwise  all the lessons that I learned
I'd forget them right away

bury them from my mind, make the same
mistake today

Chorus:  unless I rewind, Rewind,
rewind, Rewind

We can't see ourselves, we  can only see
everyone else

sometimes I see pictures of me, I say is
that really me?

Is that the way I treat the ones I love?  Is
that the way I behave?

why is it the ones we love that we hurt
this way

I want to walk with kindness

I want to anger real, real slow

remind myself there will be another day

and the one i love won't be acting this
way

because of all the regrets I have  none of
them are from being kind

so i am ready for today, go ahead  I
already hit rewind

Chorus:  unless I rewind, Rewind,
rewind, Rewind