Lyrics and Insights

Previous albums

2016 Summers Solstice                             2015 The Way                                   2014 The Great Divide
2012 Midnight Clear                                 2011 Live in Chicago                        2010 Eons
2008  Golden

 

 

Song Lyrics (a work in progress)
by Bud Summers
 

From the album "Eons"  2010 

  

Over You  

I took the bullets out of my gun yesterday  
And I threw all my razor blades away  
I think it’s a sign, I think it’s a sign  
I think it’s a sign of the times, I’m getting over you  

Last night I threw your picture away  
And I didn’t stay out drinking night and day  
I think it’s a sign, I think it’s a sign  
I think it’s a sign of the times, I’m getting over you  

The ties that bind me to you  
Sever and slash to pieces  
Let’s cut to chase and watch this film from the end  

The curtain rises and I  
Walk away without a ticket  
I know this story I ain’t comin’ back again  

If I never see you It will be too soon  
It’s like trying to solve a Rubik’s cube  
And I’m tired of this trivial pursuit  

Hope I never see you it would be too soon  
I’ve found hope again among the living  
Just can’t take a chance on giving  
Keep away my heart away from you  

I took the bullets out of my gun yesterday  
Last night I threw your picture away  
I think it’s a sign, I think it’s a sign  
I think it’s a sign of the times, I’m getting over you  
I’m getting over you 

  

One More  

One more time before I say goodbye  
One more night before I say goodbye  
One more hug, one more kiss before I say goodbye  

You say you’re gonna leave me like the way you always do  
But don’t believe yourself cause girl you know that it ain’t true  
One more time before I say goodbye  
One more hug, one more kiss before I say goodbye  

You found another man and that’s the way it always ends  
Please don’t lie to me and say that we’ll always be friends  
One more time before I say goodbye  
One more hug, one more kiss before I say goodbye  

I saw you in the alley with a most unsavory cat  
Bottom line it’s a matter of time till you’ll be runnin’ back  
One more time before I say goodbye  
One more hug, one more kiss before I say goodbye

 Big World

Little men trying to change a big world
They think they'll make it better than it was
Making waves leaving when the flags furl

Gone before the echoes of applause

Brother Mickey it's a big world
May you laugh more than you cry
Brother Mickey it's no small world
Keep your hopes up in the sky

Kings will come leaders passing by the wayside
They think they'll make it better than it was
Rising up then they start to backslide
Trying to remember what's the cause?

Brother Mickey it's a big world 
May you laugh more than you cry 
Brother Mickey it's no small world 
Keep your hopes up in the sky


 Trying hard to find the truth out must concede it doesn't fit
Shadow hanging out in droves now best to cover than admit

 Summer Sunset

He went to the door to meet her folks
He's gifted with gab and quick with jokes
They might go to see a show tonight 
Or catch a bite on their way home

He opens her door ease into glide
Away from the road she comes alive
They won't go to see a show tonight
Or catch a bite on their way home

Sultry, steamy, spicy, summer evening
Never want to find their way back home
Seize another summer sunset moment
Serenity now resurrecting balm
Seize another summer sunset moment
Touching every second left till dawn

And when you look back two score and four
It ended so fast new parmour
They won't go to see a show tonight 
Or catch a bite on their way home

Sultry, steamy, spicy, summer evening 
Never want to find their way back home 
Seize another summer sunset moment 
Serenity now resurrecting balm 
Seize another summer sunset moment 
Touching every second left till dawn

Soulard Lady

Soulard Lady tried to play me
Tried to take me home
She tried to tie me
And tried to bind me
Soulard Lady no

I saw her down on South Broadway
One night after a game
I rounded third and she took me home
Things have never been the same

Soulard Lady please come save me
Please come take me home

 

92nd Floor 

I step out a 92nd floor window and look to see the gathering crowd 
I wonder if they’re here because of me
I
 take my time get sure of my feet check my ropes and adjust my seat 
There’s no collective gasp when I step out 

I’m falling I’m rising I’m barely surviving 
The wind, current events lead to barroom surmising 
My strength’s giving out but more clowns are arriving 
The jokers can’t be too far behind 

I call once I call again I stop on by but you’re not in 
I wonder if I’ll find another show 
I get on the phone to Maggie O callin’ ahead to let her know 
There’s no one left in town to turn me down 

I’m falling I’m rising I’m barely surviving 
The wind, current events lead to barroom surmising 
My strength’s giving out but more clowns are arriving 
The jokers can’t be too far behind

Eons

Instrumental

 

From the album "Golden" 2008

Kings
Instrumental

I  Might Fall
She left me long ago for no real reason
It hurt so bad I couldn’t sleep at night
I swore I didn’t want to see her again
She moved away and I was doin’ fine

But now she’s back in town
and she’s askin’ around about me
I don’t know what I’m gonna do
cause if I’m not careful, if I don’t watch my step
I might fall in love with her again

I started drinkin’ whiskey with the boys every night
And chasin’ every woman around
I’m havin’ a good time, I”m known in almost every
motel and barroom in this town

But now she’s back in town
and she’s askin’ around about me
I don’t know what I’m gonna do
cause if I’m not careful, if I don’t watch my step
I might fall in love with her again

 

Comin’ Home
I swear I wasn’t tryin’ to make you mad
But there’s more than one way to disguise it when you’re sad

I’m comin’ home
Check the beat of my heart
Just once before you judge me through
I’m comin’ home
Cause I breathe and I see
And I hope and I cry like you

Don’t use a snapshot of just one thing I do
I didn’t see it the way you wanted me to
Please don’t think that I don’t feel
Sometimes what I feel is far too real
I’m not evilI just didn’t see things through

And I’m comin’ home
Check the beat of my heart
Just once before you judge me through
I’m comin’ home
Cause I breathe and I see
And I hope and I cry like you

 

I Would 
I would if she would and she won’t but I’ll try 
I would if she would and she won’t but I’ll try 
Cause she’s the finest thing I’ve seen on this side of the sky 

I could if she could and she can’t but I try 
I could if she could and she can’t but I try 
If I spend another night alone I’ll just lay down and I”ll die 

Thou Shalt Not! But Lord, You put her here 
My heart is always racing and my mind is never clear 
Thou Shalt Not! This is no  way to be 
Lord have mercy on me 

I know that I should find another place to stay 
I know that I should find another place to stay 
But I come here every night now just to watch her walk away

 

Freeway Ride 
Lay the hammer down fly to catch the sun 
Never touch the ground I’m the only one 
No more city bound take a highway run 

Everybody try to talk to me get up in my ear 
Everybody try to tell me things that I don’t want to hear Take a freeway ride 
Rushing down the highway leave it all behind

I'm ridin' back bare nothin' in my head
I"m walkin' on air, far horizon's red
I'm livin' four-square chasin' one godhead

Everybody try to talk to me get up in my ear  
Everybody try to tell me things that I don’t want to hear Take a freeway ride  
Rushing down the highway leave it all behind

 

Now You’re Gone   
Black cat crossed my path 
Looked  in the mirror and the mirror cracked 
Now you’re gone, now you’re gone 

Repossesin’ everything I own 
Layin’ claim to these old broken bones 
Now you’re gone, now you’re gone 

Now you’re gone 
I can feel my heart a breakin’ 
I can’t help but thinkin’ that I’ve been takin’ 
Now you’re gone, and never comin’ back 

Friday thirteen got nothin’ new to say 
I live through one Every single day 
Now you’re gone, now you’re gone

 

Run Out of Love 
Go west young girl, north or east 
Go south young girl, feel the heat 
Take a bus or take a train 
Take your car and escape the rain 

You do what you want to 
And see who you want to see 
I’ll do what I want to 
And be who I want  to be 

We’ve run out of love I don’t know why 
We never use it But the well has run dry 
We’ve run out of love But I couldn’t tell you why 
I couldn’t tell you why 

Just get out girl go somewhere 
Take your heart and leave it there 
Just get out girl take a chance 
There’s no saving this romance 

You do what you want to 
And see who you want to see 
I’ll do what I want to 
And be who I want  to be 

Before you blame it all on me 
Why don’t you step back and you’ll see 
Some things just weren’t meant to be 
We can’t even agree to disagree 

We’ve run out of love I don’t know why 
We never use it But the well has run dry 
We’ve run out of love But I couldn’t tell you why 
I couldn’t tell you why

Mail Man
I might look kinda old  I might seem kinda frail 
But the thoughts I’m thinkin’ of you Could wind me up in the county jail 
Let’s just forget the truth and say I’m the man who delivers the mail 
Strollin’ down my favorite lane carryin’ packages postage due 
Shufflin’ down that lonesome road, wearin’ the soul right offa my shoe 
Honey you put the zip in my code, I’m on my way to a pas de deux

 

Don’t Bother 
Don’t bother cookin’ if you don’t want me lookin’ 
Don’t dress up all nice if you’re gonna pummel me with ice 
Don’t call me on the phone cause I”d rather be alone 
Don’t bother botherin’ me 

When your mamma sets the table I know that supper won’t be free 
So if you’re passing forks around now baby don’t bother askin’ me 
I ain’t seen a woman yet who’s worth my sanity 
Don’t bother botherin’ me 

If you’re puttin’ on a show make sure that it’s not for me 
Cause I will find a better time no matter where I’ll be 

Don’t bother cookin’ if you don’t want me lookin’ 
Don’t dress up all nice if you’re gonna pummel me with ice 
Don’t call me on the phone cause I”d rather be alone 
Don’t bother botherin’ me

 

Desperate Times 

You’ve got your reasons for wantin’ me so near 
I’ve got my reasons for tryin’ to stay clear 
You’ve got your man and I’ve got you 
Now he knows about us what’s he gonna do 

Thirty-eight special pointed at me 
Mac Eleven will make him history 
Desperate Times call for desperate measures 

I hear his footsteps comin’ up  the stairs 
Your moans grow louder but I’m just sayin’ prayers 
I hear the lock turn you’re still far away 
I’m left wonderin’ if I’ll live to see another day 

Thirty-eight special pointed at me 
Mac Eleven will make him history 
Desperate Times call for desperate measures

Aldeberan 

Close reefing topsails in a gale 
Alone upon the air you stand 
Leave constellations lesser lights 
Say farewell to rights of man 

Handsome sailor’s imperfections luminous, indomitable, penultimate 
God Bless the captain 
Swaying to and fro from yardarms everyone forgive the one who hurt you most 
With love and graces 

Dreaming by the halyards, still 
A dirge proceeds from merry tune 
A fate proclaimed by Man of Sorrows 
Hold tight to fragments from the boom 

Handsome sailor’s imperfections luminous, indomitable, penultimate 
God Bless the captain 
Swaying to and fro from yardarms everyone forgive the one who hurt you most 
With love and graces

 Golden
instrumental