Indeed!

by Jon Gorey

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1.
On my way back north and I'm already sad But for what it's worth I'm grateful and I'm glad For everything we shared everything we had I need to see you soon I have to tell you that At the Shelborne Bar just like any other Saturday so far until there you are Heaven's child, surfer smile Sent to me from far-off fantasy Fateful light of the full moon bright I wish that I could hold you one more night Kylie I can't say On my way home now heavy in the heart I want to turn around I'm getting near distraught With everything inside I know this isn't right You've got my soul untied I can't forget that night Lit up in the street with my back against the brick I could feel your heat pouring over me Heaven's child surfer smile Sent to me from far-off fantasy Fateful light of the full moon bright I wish that I could hold you one more night Kylie I can't say I came to clear my head I'm clouded up instead I've never been less sure of what's ahead My melancholy mind missed your call today I miss your soft sunshine it rains here every day But lying in the lawn we must have left for heaven We were nearly gone back where I belong Heaven's child surfer smile Sent to me from far-off fantasy Fateful light of the full moon bright I wish that I could hold you one more night Kylie I can't say goodbye
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03:18
We sailed at dusk from Spain A kingdom's life to claim With the world in the rear view I knew what I had to do The sea looks down I am going To bring the crown wealth and fame This world is round I will show you To sail around in Thy name A month or more at sea The grace of God with me We found an isle of the Indies soon to be my legacy The sea surrounds I am sailing We sing the sounds of Thy name This world is round I have shown you This world I found is my fame And I'm not deserving No I'm not deserving of you. I'm a sailor not a savior not a martyr I'm not a conqueror I'm just a sailor And a sinner whose dream has run away from me The sail goes down I am ailing The king the crown slight my name This world is round now forever This world I found is my shame But I'm not deserving No I'm not deserving of you.
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When you knew me I had destiny Pouring out of me I was on my way to save the world I still try but it's taking toll Wearing on my soul To live each day in self-decay The way I'm going I can't save another dime And where I'm going I can't leave another day behind I'm scared I know and I'm just tangled up in time I swear I've stolen from the better man I had inside I adore you so I give you more My Juliet du jour Than I would ever offer to myself And if you see what little's left of me I think you'll agree That I could use a little help The way I'm going I can't save another dime And where I'm going I can't leave another day behind I'm scared I know and I'm just tangled up in time I swear I've stolen from the better man I had inside I've lied for days at a time I'm overtired and dead in the eyes I'm overdrawn and standing in line Waiting to find myself or a sign Or something like that I know I've got so much more to give A hero's life to live And love enough to keep my faith in store So I'll do all that you ask of me In all sincerity I still believe there's so much more The way I'm going I can't save another dime And where I'm going I can't leave another day behind I'm scared I know and I'm just tangled up in time I swear I've stolen from the better man I had inside
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If I may let me tell you a story Of a man born of tragic descent Who knows nothing of October glory But only of loss and lament I inherit this fate from my father Like he from his father before We've a burden to bear like no other It's a mark we wear forever more Lift me up, let me down Start back over again For I wear the scarlet letter The shame of my ancestors' sins I suffer through miserable weather Just to have my heart broken again For this B on my forehead's for Boston But like a modern-day Baseball Revere When the spring comes around I'll ride through every town Sayin hey I think this is the year! Long ago someone sold out my kinsfolk It's said we're now forever cursed Others say it's our way to just crumble and choke And I can't decide which is worse I've endured all I can of this heartache That I've known for too many a year My impossible dreams turn to heartbreak Every one strike away leads to tears For I wear the scarlet letter The shame of my ancestors' sins I suffer through miserable weather Just to have my heart broken again For this B on my forehead's for Boston Yeah everyone knows your name here And the winters are long But the summertime song Goes hey I think this is the year! I'm afraid I will grow to be bitter Even more bitter than I am now For each time I see some pinstriped hitter I just want to throw up in my mouth Yet I hold out my hope for the home team Through every conceivable turn Surely there'll come a day they make good on my dream I guess that I never will learn For I wear the scarlet letter The shame of my ancestors' sins I suffer through miserable weather Just to have my heart broken again But this B on my forehead's for Boston Yeah for baseball and bleachers and beer And when spring comes around I stay true to my town Singin hey I think this is the year!
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Nobody's home I'm feeling rotten I turn off my phone so I can be forgotten Every moment I feel I'm wasting away Every moment, every day Every morning I wake up with nothing to say Every morning I feel gray Nighttime is here I feel entitled To savor a beer a bosom in a bottle Every night I think I might be living to die Every night I wonder why Every morning I wake up thinking of you Every morning I feel blue Would it matter more if I didn't care I could be so sure if I wasn't there I could settle for your reasonable doubt Don't you say no more I'll figure it out Curiously I can see my problems Staring at me face up from the bottom Every morning I would try to get out bed When I could not lift my head Sleeping to the sounds of words I never said I should have lived I dreamed instead But every gray blue morning I feel my strength returning Like I might be made of man And now my blood is burning With every lesson learned and I'll do everything I can To make it matter more if I wasn't there I could be so sure if I didn't care Like a metaphor your reasonable doubt Don't you say no more I've figured it out
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03:38
I used to see so very little of it And dare I say I was a happy man Then you took me right to the middle of it You left me drowning down in Disneyland You plugged me into your TV I saw the world it sawed through me I don't believe it when you say I'm better off this way I don't want to think of all the damage done It's any wonder I can talk to anyone I can only think of one thing left to do Let me tell you now, I'm gonna get Bob Thompson I'm coming after you St. Elsewhere scenes, your magic ain't what it seems Your dirty dreams of Mary Tyler Moore Hijacked my brain just like a terrorist train And I'm sending John McClane to settle the score I think you'll understand my friend That's just the way it's got to end Don't you believe in Bad vs. Good? This is Hollywood! Your ever-after tales and your nursery rhymes Well they sounded good until they scorched me blind You taught my eyes to see but why'd you do it to me? I'm gonna get Bob Thompson you just wait and see I met the Man in Amsterdam He cold-cocked me black and tan My world is gone like Alderaan It's blown to pieces kingdom come My rebel base in outer space Can't wait to meet you face to face Your show and tell heartbreak hotel It taught me well... I can barely move it's like I'm in a dream I turn around and you're running away from me I've done and think it through, I know what I gotta do I'm gonna get Bob Thompson I'm coming after you You better watch your back I'm on an ambush attack I'm gonna get Bob Thompson I'm gonna get you back.
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Long before I ever wrote you off I could tell I hadn't had enough I'm a mess don't know what to do Just want to be with you Got a girl tomorrow night at ten And another come the long weekend But I'm a mess just caught up on you Just want to be with you Move to the right get up out of sight I don't want to stay the night Come to your head get up out of bed I don't want to see the light I don't know what to do I just want to be with you I can understand your hesitance Mais ce n'est pas comme la Résistance It's fair to say and it's all but true I just want to be with you I can give you all the space you need I can honor that and more indeed Just give me a chance just think it through I just want to be with you It's just a shame to waste this We'd be so good it makes no sense But I can see where you'd think I might want more than you can give But all I want is one good kiss and to be with you Pretty soon you're going to change your mind I know you can't resist this charm of mine You're going to crack and when you do I'm going to be with you
8.
04:31
Deepest greens I have seen sitting up in the sky You and me by the sea all alone you and I Love the smile you wear the look in your eye But then that's goodbye Minutes after I'm gone I get the feeling again I'm always doing something wrong It's always too late to mend One more girl in a song one more memory's end Wish I could see you again I couldn't say what I wanted I got a little tongue-tied to you Can you see how I'm haunted By every bit of love I never knew Golden buttercup fields drops of daisy and dew The tremble touches I feel running wild with you All a dream it would seem until I wake to the view Of my life come true Seems like every time I pour my heart out I wake up empty torn and worn out I'm an honest hopeful seeking shelter In your long hair, in your arms there And I get a feeling I'm not going to get it soon All I can say is you're going to regret it But never mind I've had enough of all your kind I'm so tired of playful minds who want to toy with mine I couldn't say what I wanted I got a little tongue-tied to you Can you see how I'm haunted By every bit of love you withdrew I can say what I've wanted And I think I've better things to do Can you see how I'm haunted By every bit of love I never knew
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What's the matter with the world What did I forget to do Was it something that I said Can I make it up to you When did everything go wrong Did they ever think that through I think I heard this in a song It was one I wrote for you And I'm hoping that the world don't fall And I'm holding out for something but Oh not at all and I'm more or less hopeful But I can't see the starry sky Too many sorrys I don't know what to do But it sure ain't nothing like this What's the matter with my life What did I forget to bring Can you tell me what to do God I hear so many things I don't want to end this way I just want to make it right I'm afraid to live the day And I'm scared to sleep the night And I'm hoping that the world don't fall And I'm holding out for someone but Oh not at all and I'm more or less hopeful But I can't see the starry sky Too many sorrys I don't know what to do But it sure ain't nothing like this
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11.
She don't love me anymore She don't love me that's for sure Take a picture of my dream And sold it out to a magazine Say goodbye my love Maybe I'm not enough Tomorrow I'll be high up above So say goodbye my love I wish I knew what to do I wish I could talk to you But it doesn't matter what I say I'm still alone here anyway Say goodbye my love Maybe I'm not enough Tomorrow I'll be high up above So say goodbye my love I wish I could make you see The muddy mess you've made of me I wish I could change your mind Somewhere back in summertime
12.
There's a smiling man singing loud as he can On the corner of the street His hands are cold and he's growing old But he still taps his feet. He's playing a song he's known so long It brings him back in time. He knows some of the words but he's not so sure So he just makes it rhyme. His eyes have seen the hardest times His mother ran away and left him behind Still he knows how to make you smile If you just stop and listen for a while He says, "I've seen it all before Everybody always wanting more. Some people wish their lives away I'm happy where I am today." A passer-by in a suit and tie Comes and asks him why he sings He says, "You got no home and you're all alone You've barely got anything." The man just laughs, says, "What I have is a world of simplicity. The sun is high and I feel alright And God'll take care of me. Don't see no reason for wasting time Worrying my soul away for another dime This world around us all can make you want to smile If you just stop and live it for a while." He says, "I've seen it all before Everybody always wanting more. Some people wish their lives away I'm happy where I am today."

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released June 25, 2004

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Jon Gorey Boston, Massachusetts

Singer/songwriter Jon Gorey has performed in bars, clubs, and cafes all over the world, from Seattle to Stockholm, including packed full-band shows in New York and his hometown of Boston. Some say his 2004 anthem ‘The Scarlet Letter,’ which was played on local radio and at Boston-area bars, helped the historically heartbreaking Red Sox win their first World Series title in 86 years. ... more

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