Lyrics to the 2009 CD Time & Materials

 


Better Dream

Carey Won't You Sing For Me

September Rain

That Flame

Song For A Sunday Afternoon

The Camping Song

The Blues

All songs Copyright 2009 by Zanindemand Music


 

   
 

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Better Dream

Clock is tickin' there upon the wall
Sunset scatters long shadows in the hall
Another day is over and I'm headed for home
Grab my pillow let my body go

I hear whispers and screams
Maybe there's somethin' better
Maybe there's a better dream

In between the pleasures and the pains
Reflections impossible to name
Grab a bucket and head off to the well
Steal some water and head straight to hell

I hear whispers and screams
Maybe there's somethin' better
Maybe there's a better dream

Three AM I can't sleep who am I what is life
What's it for where's a door to get out of here
Far from fear to a peace I've never known

Dawn's a miracle spring has come again
I'm up early I'm out walkin' with a friend
The sun is warm shinnin' on my face
I am reborn and I will escape

I hear whispers and screams
Maybe there's somethin' better
Maybe there's a better dream


 

   
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Carey Won't You Sing For Me

Carey won't you sing for me
I need to hear a song or two from you
Carey won't you sing for me
The day would be so incomplete
Without a song from you

Don't you know everybody loves a lady
Who sings as sweet as you
So Carey won't you sing for me
I need to hear a song or two from you

Carey hear my guitar
Can you see how much I love to play
I can play all day
Carey won't you sing along
You put such magic in a song
Your notes are never wrong

Don't you know everybody loves a lady
Who sings as sweet as you
So Carey won't you sing for me
I need to hear a song or two from you

Can you hear the stars sigh
When the night bird takes wing?
But you know the stars and I
We could be satisfied
If only you would sing


 

   
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September Rain

Rainy day can't do what I want to do
The sky is dark and gray I'm feelin' kinda blue
Wet leaves and rain fallin' to the ground
Summer days are over autumn's come around
With the rain

September rain
Mmmmmmmm
September rain

Sit before a fire sweater weather's comin' on
Warm winds of summer blowin' south will soon be gone
I wish I, too, had time to get away
I guess everythin' has a season
You get your days in the sun
And days with rain

September rain
Mmmmmmmm
September rain

It feels like it's falling down falling down falling down falling down
September rain
Yes it's falling down falling down falling down falling down
September rain
Everything is falling down falling down falling down falling down
September rain

All things pass time will change this all for me
Someday I won't be here and who knows where I'll be
But here and now I'm caught up in the clouds
That let me fall down to the waiting ground
with the rain

September rain
Mmmmmmmm
September rain


 

   
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That Flame

I was talkin' to an old friend - and I told her
I think I could give it all up
I've been puttin' it all on the line, I've been down on my knees
But I feel like a beggar with an empty cup - and she said
"You're not the first to feel forsaken
"All those dark nights are nothing new
"And how far have you gone for what you can't find
"Have you looked everywhere inside of you?

"Don't curse the darkness
"There's always a candle you can light
"And keep that flame burnin' through the night"

So I said to my old friend
Well you know I've been keepin' a torch held high
Keepin' the tower watch in a castle in the air
If I've seen the light I've seen a lie - and she said
"What do you want to go back to?
"Be where they never dare to dream?
"And if you ain't dreamin' you're dead my friend, tell me
"What does life really mean?

"Don't curse the darkness
"There's always a candle you can light
"And keep that flame burnin' through the night"

Then I said to my old friend
Is this world fallin' apart?
Have we lost touch with our good nature?
Who's got the soul, who's got a heart? - and she said
"It's time to believe - walls do fall down
"Time to believe changes always come
"Yes it's time to remember your dreams my friend
"Tell those false idols it's time to run

"And don't curse the darkness
"There's always a candle you can light
"And keep that flame burnin' through the night"

And as she turned to leave she looked back
"And if it's too dark to see" she said
"Then light your candle with mine
"So bright they will burn"


 

   
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Song For A Sunday Afternoon

Sittin' on a Sunday afternoon
Hopin' that Monday doesn't come too soon
Satisfied to be here now
With my head in the clouds

Listen to the wind blow winsome tunes
Lookin' out my window at the day's costume
How marvelous it is to see
The sun shine down on me

I used to think that I had to try out
Everything ev'ry possibility
Now I know it's a lie to try to be
Anything that I don't want to be

Waitin' for the evenin' to appear
That's when my girlfriend gets here
I want to give her a kiss
And so much more on a night like this

Assis un dimanche après-midi
Pourvu que lundi ne vienne pas trop tôt
Je savoure le moment présent
Avec la tête dans les nuages


 

   
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The Camping Song

I'm walkin' down through the sun burned day
Clouds in my head are all blown away
Stoppin' for a drink down by the old mill
And I'm goin' campin' on top of that hill

I got up at a-quarter to six
Looked at that old ax I still had to fix
Grabbed some coffee to warm the mornin' chill
And headed out walkin' to the top of that hill

The oak tree and the birch hear me singin' this song
And somethin' makes me think all the trees sing along
I hear birds and animals and they give me a thrill
I'd swear we're all singin' on top of that hill

Sunset time surrounds strummin' singin' songs flow
I hear down in the valley a train whistle blow
And only you and I know how peaceful it feels
When you're campin' on top of that hill

Won't you come campin' on top of that hill?


 

   
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The Blues

Hey I got that bad old feelin'
The one they call the blues
It's like a worn out tired old friend
Who keeps on hanging around
You know that friend
The blues

When I go to sleep at night - yeah
When I'm wakin' up to my mornin' sun
'Round the clock in each and everyone of my ol' twenty-four
Ha! - and they just be callin' this
The blues

I think I'm gonna jump that fence
And leave behind my worried mind
I know there's gotta be one blade greener
In the grass on the other side
I know I'm gonna find it
And blue skies over me
That's where I've heard the blues is supposed to be

I gotta shake these blues somehow
I just gotta be free
And nothin' but blue skies
Over me

It's gettin' late it's time I was checkin' out
I've paid all of this day's dues
With a little luck I won't lay in the darkness
Tossin' and thinkin' about
Tomorrow
And tomorrow's blues

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