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Songs from Find What You Love 2003
Willie
Live Here Anyway
Wishing You Were Here
Some Glorious Someday
Georgia
Counting Moles
She's At An Intersection
Born Beautiful

Songs from One Good Leg 2008
Canopy of Clouds
Saturday Night
Freedom
Day Without A Sound
The Capitalist Swing
It Ain't Jack
Should, Shouldn't, Should Have
Under My Thumb
Woman
Simple Point
Willie
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Oh, Willie - a loser and a bum
He thinks he's got friends - but they just rip him off
Seems only I care about him - but sometimes I don't
Sometimes I don't give a damn - Willie's on his own

Oh, Willie - what am I to do
I can see your potential - I can see you're a bum
And what if you died - or just went on livin'
Either way who would care
If you're there do you love him - sometimes yes, sometimes no

Dingy stinking shelter bed - 30 days and you're back
Old stale food - pathetic piece of crap
Too good to leave behind

Oh, Willie - a loser and a bum
I can see your potential - what are you afraid of
If you're there do you love him - sometimes yes, sometimes no

Dingy stinking shelter bed - 30 days and you're back
Old stale food - pathetic piece of crap
Too good to leave behind (sometimes yes, sometimes no)

Oh, Willie
Live Here Anyway
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There're people livin' in a cold gray winter day
Set in a small industrial town
Steam from their chimneys disappears into, into the sky
From hill-lined streets built by factories

A lonely setting full of life
A place where they all seem to hurt
But they live there anyway

I suck in my first breath of morning air
Frozen and dry but it's all there is
Soon our instincts will take over
They quickly tell us to forget this cold gray winter day

And we'll walk blindly through our days
Routines send us on our ways
That's why we live here anyway

But go at night you'll see the color and lights inside
Warm sounds of people there purging their sorrows there
A break from our routine

I thought I'd never leave that cold gray winter day
There must be another town somewhere
I prayed to God for hope and then the smell of spring filled the air
I'll spend my days in the sun

I won't walk blindly through my days
But still remember where I'm from
My first breath of morning air
That's why I live here anyway
Wishing You Were Here
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She offered up her point of view, it wasn't like all the rest
I saw you start to squirm in your chair and drop your head
You were shocked at the news - you didn't like what was said

Disappointed and perplexed, it was nothing you'd expect
From those who you believed as wise as any or all
You said nothing but on your face - your disappointment and disgrace

Wishin' you were here
You know we like to share everything
Come and join us when you can
We'll wait patiently for you - wishing you were here

Somethin' tickled my nose, went to itch with my wrist
Smelled the scent of spring when I was a kid
Memories of my past - simply thought of nothin' else

Learnin' to spend time alone, that's not easy for me
But I refuse to let it pass, something new is here at last
And I'll include you as best I can - and still enjoy where I am

Wishing you were here
You know I like to share everything
Come and join me when you can
And I'll wait patiently for you, and anyone else

The blue sky and the air, peace and silence everywhere
That's all she said, can't explain it better than that
I know you'd agree if you could - get past the language to your heart

Wishing you were here
You know we like to share everything
Come and join us when you can
I'll wait patiently for you, and anyone else
Some Glorious Someday
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You made decisions based on them
They hadn't come from where you'd been
I hope you recognize the ticking of the clock today
Is warning you to change the course you're on

You thought you'd find it in these
A source for answers you thought
Books of knowledge are brush with thorns and no leaves
Consumed them 'til you took the lead and left

All we've created was there
Many words were spoken, but none of them did compare

Come on, come on, come on a little somethin'
We all dream of some glorious someday
Come on, come on, come on a little somethin'
We all dream of some glorious someday

He saw him dancin' on a hill
He finally realized it's free
He danced for the joy of hills and trees and air to breathe
Continued 'til he fell to his knees and prayed

Nothin' we've created was there
No words were spoken, only air to breathe and your company

Come on, come on, come on a little somethin'
We all dream of some glorious someday
Come on, come on, give us just a little somethin'
We all dream of some glorious someday

I saw our planet from afar
I saw it through the eyes of God
He showed me what it takes
To make him smile, make him smile on me
Georgia
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I'm sorry for everyone who's hurt you
I don't know why we've been so cruel
You're just what everyone needs
You love life like a child and I know that's right

I'm sure I don't understand the way I should
And probably would offend you with my thoughts
You're just what everyone needs
You love life like a child and I know that's right

I can't help but think you'd rather be somewhere else
And not have to laugh when you're supposed to laugh
Smile when it's right to smile
And feel love when you're not feeling loved

I once knew a boy a lot like you
He loved to dream and play and was proud
It's too bad he grew up
But he's glad you didn't

I can't help but think you'd rather be somewhere else
And not have to laugh when you're supposed to laugh
Smile when it's right to smile
And feel love when you're not feeling loved

I'm sorry for everyone who's hurt you
I don't know why we've been so cruel
You live in a home
It seems to be okay with you
Counting Moles *
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Lovers don't tell all of their secrets
They might count each other's moles
That reside in the shy regions
Then keep that tally strictly to themselves

God and I have signed a contract to be even more intimate than that

Though a clause mentions something about
not drawing detailed maps
to all his beautiful, to all his beautiful laughing moles

God and I have signed a contract to be even more intimate than that

It is all just a love contest, and I never lose
Now you have another good reason
To spend more time with me

Lovers don't tell all of their secrets
They might count each other's moles
That reside in the shy regions
Then keep that tally strictly to themselves

God and I have signed a contract to be even more intimate than that

It is all just a love contest, and I never lose
Now you have another good reason
To spend more time with me

* Lyrics adapted from Daniel Ladinsky's translation of The Gift: Poems by Hafiz the Great Sufi Master and used by permission.
She's At An Intersection
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I sat down in another trendy restaurant
Same clothes, same hair, same walk, same talk from others there
They're not much to figure out, they're all workin' on their dreams
Someday they'll graduate, graduate statistically

But you, your eyes see wider than the rest
I can see you're aware of everyone around you
You don't support them in their suffering
You left their agreements to their own conclusions

They're all working on their dreams
Your beauty reflected off my thoughts
You're at an intersection

You walk with long strides a strut without conceit
A combination of confidence and insecurity
Afraid of something but still letting go
You're a mystery, I see it in your face

They're all working on their dreams
Your beauty reflected off my thoughts
You're at an intersection
Born Beautiful
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I knew the girls in my dream, they are sisters I've known many years
They just wanted to talk
One said I feel dried up inside
It was her that I knew best - but I didn't quite understand

She didn't try to explain, the dream became surreal
She referred to some chemical he and she once used

Maybe it's the curse of being born beautiful
Do they even know that they are beautiful

She said it brought needed water, but look at the ground now
I began to understand
As she uncovered the dry, dust-filled passages
Where the water once flowed

They were gray - filled with dry clay
That crumbled out and scattered in the ditch

Maybe it's the curse of being born beautiful
Do they even know that they are beautiful
I told them they are beautiful
Maybe they will learn that they are beautiful

I felt they were asking for my help, but they were too exhausted
About to give up hope
They're not crying anymore, they've been drained long ago
Livin' out routines

They were gray - filled with dry clay
That crumbled out and scattered in the ditch

Maybe it's the curse of being born beautiful
Do they even know that they are beautiful
I told them they are beautiful
Maybe they will learn that they are beautiful