RIGHT NOW  This is the song that I am playing right now / These are the words that I am saying right now / I am who I am / All I have is in my hands / I have made no future plans beyond right now / This is the melody I'm singing right now / These are the chords that are ringing right now / The hour has found us here / This day, this month, this year / And this may just be a miracle right now / Yours is the face that I am seeing right now / I am the me that I am being right now / And you are who you are / I knew you from afar / I am certain as the stars right now / Listen to the sounds that we are hearing right now / Feel all the feelings we are feeling right now / And I don't wanna wait until I'm sober / And if we wait we could end up hungover / So I'm sayin' babe let's go for it / Right now

HOUSE A HOME  We tore the floors apart with scrapers / We smoothed the seams from end to end / We sanded ceilings and the dust fell on our faces / We painted everything with help from all our friends / And when we'd brought all of the things that we decided we should bring / There still was empty space encouraging us to grow / To make this house a home / Coming from a place that we had filled up with ourselves / Our voices in the walls and all our joys and sorrows settled on the shelves / The laughter and the tears and all the thoughts that no one hears / Pawprints on the windowsills / Skins we'd shed in paces we'd outgrown / We made that house our home / Remembering the plastic sheets that sealed the cold outside / The coating of construction dust / The pirate punches, backyard brunches / Spiders, alleycats, and scratching squirrels / The neighbors and their dogs / Dances, sickbeds, songs / Walking to the park to pledge we'd never be alone / Memories of the house we made our home / Oh who will join us in our living rooms? / What new ideas will we hatch? / What breakfasts, lunches, dinners, drinks / desserts will we consume? / What mysteries still wait to be unpacked? / And will you be there by my side when we have come upon the time / To face the monsters that are as of yet unknown? / Together in this house we'll make a home / We'll make this house our home / Make this house a home / A home

AWFUL LOT OF LOVE  I need an awful lot of love / I need an awful lot of love / I need an awful lot of love / To keep me from getting lonely / 'Cause I get lonely / Lonely / I get lonely / So I need an awful lot of love / I need an awful lot of love / I need an awful lot of love / I need an awful lot of love / To keep me from getting hungry / 'Cause I get hungry / Hungry / I'm getting hungry / So I need an awful lot of love / I need an awful lot of love / I need an awful lot of love / I need an awful lot of love / To keep me from going crazy / 'Cause I go crazy / Crazy / I'm going crazy / I need an awful lot of love / I need an awful lot of love / I need an awful lot of love / I need an awful lot of love / I need / I need / I need / I need an awful lot / I need an awful lot / I need an awful lot of love

BAD KITTY  Thought you got a kitty who was nice / Soft and sweet and pretty, you invited her in without thinking twice / She's already scratched your sheets to shreds / You're already wrapped up in the ribbons that used to be your bed / If she'd stop moving for a moment, you'd have a chance to pin her down / If she'd stop moving for a moment, you'd have a chance to pin her down / If she'd stop moving for a moment, you'd have a chance to pin her down / If she'd stop moving / Bad kitty / Now she's stretching out to pet you with her paws / And you're gonna let her get you, trusting she's certain to control those claws / Look at how the kitty curls right up on you / Try to train her with a treat, that's sweet, but you're still gonna get what's due / If she'd stop moving for a moment, you'd have a chance to pin her down / If she'd stop moving for a moment, you'd have a chance to pin her down / If she'd stop moving for a moment, you'd have a chance to pin her down / If she'd stop moving / Bad kitty

ALICE  Alice, I knew that I'd write you a song / It's always been part of my plan / Alice, it's true that I hoped we would sing it as we walked along hand in hand / I don't regret the choices I'm making / And I am proud of the chances I'm taking / You are not part of the future I'm facing, Alice / Alice, I wish I could go back in time and ask what you'd hoped to get done / Alice, could you feel proud of your life? Of the unfinished tasks you'd begun? / I know that you know that one of these days is a promise's distance from none of these days / Injustice is suffered in hundreds of ways, Alice / Where would we be without catastrophe? / Would you be resting in peace in Berlin? / Would I be back home assembling the crib? / So I'll dole out my love to child after child / If I am honest, that's much more my style / But I'd planned to name her for you all the while / Alice

CORAZON  Somewhere in the mountains / Or on the coast, by the sea / Encircled by rivers / Beneath canopies of leaves / The pulse of a little town is beating on and on / There are none so determined to never be drowned as the people of Corazon / It falls from the sky / And it swells up from below / The tiniest creatures and weeds get swept along in the undertow / It rushes in from the sides / And it settles into your bones / But the sun shines most all of the time / And you can set your watch by the rainbows / In the ever-flooding town of Corazon / Everybody remembers the day that it started to rain / A few drops of drizzle, not much of a signal their world would forever be changed / Now no one can tell you how it ever felt to be dry / There was no other option but learn to endure the water that's part of their lives / It falls from the sky / And it swells up from below / The tiniest creatures and weeds get swept along in the undertow / It rushes in from the sides / And it settles into your bones / But the sun shines most all of the time / And you can set your watch by the rainbows / In the ever-flooding town of Corazon / They can't always be happy, but their melancholy is sweet / The occasional leaky galoshes do leave them to suffer with soggy feet / Everything's ruined / Everything's clean / Everything's dirty / Everything's green / It falls from the sky / And it swells up from below / The tiniest creatures and weeds get swept along in the undertow / It rushes in from the sides / And it settles into your bones / But the sun shines most all of the time / And you can set your watch by the rainbows / In the ever-flooding town of Corazon

FEMME FATALE  My friend, our love was never meant to be / But in the end, you made a villain out of me / Why have you decided that I tried to cast a spell? / You cast me as a demon / Cast me out / Oh what the hell / Though it's the last thing I intended / Friendship's ended / Might as well / Be your femme fatale / I'll be your femme fatale / Been working on my sighing / I'll be your femme fatale / Even tragic when I'm smiling / It's gonna be so amazing / When my kiss leaves lipstick in its place / I'm gonna look so amazing / With black mascara streaking down my face / Femme fatale / I'll be your femme fatale / My stare is death defying / I'll be your femme fatale / I'm selling what you're buying / You're gonna look so amazing / With my red handprint shining on your face / It's gonna be so amazing / When I disappear without a trace / Femme fatale / I'll be your femme fatale / You'll never see me spying / I'll be your femme fatale / Aint no use in trying / You see in black and white / And on some magic, misty night / You'll stand beneath an old streetlight / Remembering me well

MY LOVE  It was right around the time my arms became the trouble / We started looking out for open rooms / Regardless of how hard I'm trying not to keep a secret / Something's still not right about the truth / What is the matter with my love? / What is the matter with my love? / My love is patient / My love is kind / My love is not envious / And I don't say this with pride / But my love devours everything that anyone provides / And my hungry love is still unsatisfied / What is the matter with my love? / Your tone betrays your loneliness on days I am indifferent / And when I'm craving comfort's when you want me to back off / There was that shining second when we all were in alignment / But I'm finding second helpings aren't enough / What is the matter with my love? / What is the matter with my love? / Please, I need to see that final look that always lingers / Just a quick refresher and I swear I'll feel secure / Would I forfeit my future to get wrapped around your finger? / The answer's clear, but clearly I'm not sure / What is the matter with my love? / What is the matter with my love? / My love is patient / My love is kind / My love is not envious / And I don't say this with pride / But my love devours everything that anyone provides / And my hungry love is still unsatisfied / What is the matter with my love? / What is the matter with my love? / What is the matter with my love?

WELL WELL WELL  Well, well, well, well, well, well / What have we here? / Hiding in the corners / Sighing in the shadows / And look at you up there / All teeth and no tenderness / Please get to the end of this / Well, well, well, well, well, well / What have we here? / Signing off from everyone / Clocking out with nothing done / And look at what you share / All the news / None of the subtleness / Who's putting you up to this? / Now I know how you've tried / Not to show yourself on the outside / Don't it make you terrified? / To be told you didn't know your own insides / I wish you well, well, well, well, well, well / Well, what else can I do? / Waiting on your every letter / Hating how it feels when we're together / And trying not to care that there's no sound in all of this silence / How did I ever think we could right this? / Oh well / Oh well

 RUBBING OFF ON YOU  I'm sorry that the berries I sliced on the board taste a little like last night's garlic / And I'm sorry this tea I tried to store picked up a little pickle from the jar lid / But I'm not sorry when you hop on your bike / When you ditch the grays and blacks to wear colors so bright / 'Cause I like rubbing off on you / I'm sorry that the kisses I gave to the cat left her smelling like coffee breath / And I'm sorry when the room reeks of perfume after all of the ladies have left / But I'm not sorry when you're breaking down a song / When you hit the best part and start singing along / 'Cause I like rubbing off on you / Sometimes I am early / Sometimes I study maps / Sometimes I wake up and wonder what dinner will be / Guess you're rubbing off on me / I'm sorry that the song I thought I just wrote has already been written before / And I'm sorry when a tune'll never leave your head because you heard it in the checkout at the store / But I'm not sorry when you waltz with grace / When the picture shows you made the silliest face / 'Cause I like rubbing off on you / Sometimes I am snobby about movies and restaurants / And sometimes I feel kinda punk / Sometimes I don't give a fuck / So I'm not sorry when we open up our mouths and crack the exact same joke / And I'm not sorry when we show up at the party matching from head to toe / That's just what happens after all these years / So snuggle up closer baby, yeah, come here / 'Cause I like rubbing off on / You like rubbing off on me / I like rubbing off on you

 WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE?  When he stops to say hello / It makes me glad to know / That maybe I am not the only one of us to hope I'll see his face / In the place / Where I waited just in case to say hello / What do you believe? / How much do you think you need? / How much do you believe? / What do you think you need? / And when I go to sleep / We finally get to meet / And in that dream I can believe the breath upon my cheek is just as real / As it feels / And will feel again when I go back to sleep / What do you believe? / How much do you think you need? / How much do you believe? / Just what do you need? / My needs are met and I'm content / But still I've always loved pretending / Although I don't see why to visualize developments, consequences, endings / 'Cause when I am alive / I can't keep it inside / And living in the moment I am happy to rely on what is true / And the beauty of having what I do while I'm alive / When I go to sleep / When we say hello / What do you believe? / If they say, "Leave the believing and just be" / Just say, "Leave the believing to me."

 

All songs by Lindsay Weinberg ©2016