Is This Legal?

by Jon Gorey

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1.
It makes me laugh, the people I meet It makes me smile, the people on the street Cuz this one here, well I don't know Just who he thinks he's talking to A walking obscenity But in between his rants and raves He strikes a chord, paints a phrase or two I'm afraid he's making sense to me I want to fly, I want to soar I want to feel, I want to feel it more It makes me laugh, the things I see All the crazy things that happen to me Here I am alone and stuck While this guy gets it in his truck Struggling for what it means The jumping jacks, the in-betweens And why I care so much I want to fly, I want to soar I want to feel, I want to feel it more It makes me laugh, the wind in my face It makes me feel like I am of this place Feel the life and breath the air Take it with you everywhere Take it forth to share Call it what you like and then Do with it as you see fit my friend And we can turn the groove on in here. I want to fly, I want to soar I want to feel, I want to feel it more
2.
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."
3.
03:26
Walk around with a smile on my face Things to see in every place I take it all at an easy pace I take it slow Other people laugh and stare at me Say what you doing up in that tree? I tell 'em up here there's more to see I take it slow All I know is that I take it slow Seems to me to be the way to go Can't say anything for you I know But I take it slow Watch the world through a window pane Cluttered hearts pumping cluttered veins Then they do it all over again I take it slow Floatin way up here in the clouds I'm high above all the shouting crowds I watch them all as they run about I take it slow All I know is that I take it slow Seems to me to be the way to go Can't say anything for you I know But I take it slow Sitting here where the sun goes down I get a better view of what's around See my friends here that I just found They take it slow Mr. Butterfly, fly by me Tell me all the things you see What's it like to be so free You take it slow All I know is that I take it slow Seems to me to be the way to go Can't say anything for you I know But I take it slow
4.
It's early morning here in San Sebastian Buenas dias as they say it here By now I should have been in Barcelona I lost my way but then I found it here I've got no money but at least I'm working Playing songs they don't understand It doesn't matter cuz the tide keeps coming I sit and watch all of the fishermen Hey, hey hey - That's the sound of a happy man That's the sound of your heart saying here I am. The sun is smiling here in San Sebastian Hace sol como dicen aqui. There's a statue up upon the mountain He watches everything the eye can see I've got no money but at least I'm working Playing songs they may have heard before It doesn't matter cuz there's people watching It's just a couple but they want some more Hey, hey hey - That's the sound of a happy man That's the sound of your heart saying here I am. I found something here in San Sebastian Buena suerte por mi corazon. I don't know just where the dawn will find me But now I don't feel I'm that far from home I've got no money but at least I's working Pretty soon now I'll be on my way Solamente quiero decir gracias Por la felicidad que encontre Hey, hey hey - That's the sound of a happy man That's the sound of your heart saying here I am.
5.
03:54
Driving to see you I was thinking how some things had changed At the door of your apartment I started feeling something strange Over you, I'm over you by now So many days I loved you true But I'm over you. The look in your eyes When I finally met you at the sea Couldn't disguise how you weren't so happy to see me. Over you, I'm over you my love I'd love to say my love was true But I'm over you. But then again there's a feeling I get One night, so right, that I might never get Over you, am I over you my love I'd love to say my love was through But I'm not over you. Thinking about you It seems more like a dream that was And any reflection is only there Well, just because I'm over you, I'm over you my love So many days I loved you true But I'm over you. But then again there's a feeling I get One night, so right, that I might never get Over you, am I over you my love I'd love to say my love was through But I'm not over you.
6.
Tonight the sky is autumn's fortune And all my thoughts drift to the ocean Calling on my soul to guide me Bring me back to you Lost I'll follow any angel Heart in hand and head entangled Walking under moonlit wonder Calling after you Oh my Lord I'm falling Oh my God it's true Oh my Lord I'm falling Take me back to you Every step in your direction Leads me to some new reflection But each new answer hides a cancer Where will I find you? Words of old now bound in leather Forecast of inclement weather High invention, resurrection Lift me up to you Oh my Lord I'm falling Oh my God it's true Oh my Lord I'm falling Take me back to you Oh my Lord, I'm a desperate man Somewhere in this place I will find your face I'm so close, you said so I sat 'neath an Oxford Street light You were shaking, shining so bright It all comes back like God before me Brings me back to you
7.
05:08
She sits in the sand with her knees to her chest And watches the lightning cross the bay Alone with herself and alone in the dark She wonders how long she can live this way She feels the storm draw near And cries a lonely tear That melts into the sand And as the wind begins to blow her hair across her face She dreams of different times, a different life, a different place And as the rain begins to fall upon her from the sky She thinks that maybe she Could disappear into the night... She gets to her feet leaves her shoes in the sand Her tears turn to rage, and her walk to a run She runs to be free of that treacherous man Safe from the madness and all he's done She slips into the night Til there's nothing left in sight She has nothing left to lose And as the wind begins to blow her hair into her eyes She steps into the waves, holds her hands up to the sky And as the rain begins to fall upon her, soak her face She's like a little girl, dancing in the crashing waves... She turns herself around Looks back at the town from where she came As she says her last goodbye She swears she'll never live that way again And as the wind begins To shake the world with all its might She takes the ring he gave her Throws it far into the tide And as the rain begins to wash away the memories She screams into the night, you'll never ever find me... And as the breeze begins to gently blow across her face She's in a different time A different life, a different place And when the sun comes up It's different now, because she's alive She found her life again One windy, rainy, stormy night.
8.
04:13
Child, you sing so cheerfully bright Smiling, laughing in your delight Ne'er seen I a more beautiful sight My child so beautiful Whisper and wait for the world to appear Listen and watch so to fight all your fears For soon your day in the sun it is here Child so beautiful Angel, guide my babe Keep him close, keep him safe Angel, beware, he's unprepared For all that may lie in await. Soon you will see all you want of the earth Drunkards and wizards whose sorrowful mirth Will lend to you visions of death and rebirth My child, so beautiful Take all your time and burn it away Make it all rhyme but to mean what you say Wander and lust for the coming of day My child, so beautiful Angel guide my babe Keep him close, keep him safe Angel beware, he's unprepared For all that lie in await. Cross as you may an arrogant stray Take to your heart these words that I say Do as you will and live come what may My child so beautiful.
9.
03:47
We were in a dream, we flew across the sea And for the moment I could see through everything Everyone was there, I slid down your hair And I knew you would take me almost anywhere And I said... Here's looking at you Are you looking for something to do? Could I be with you, would you want me to? Hey maybe it's you? Hey baby are you the one who I can talk to? Can I talk to you? We left a crowded room, it came a bit too soon, But there we were all underneath a waxing moon I believed your eyes, you said you liked my smile And I began to sleep but I woke up in style And I said... 2:22 and I'm thinking of you Are you thinking of somebody, too? That you never knew, but you wanted to? That's all right if you do, I can see that you're something so new In the light of the night, beside you.

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released July 14, 2000

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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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