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©2019 Joe Canzano

GUITARS, STARS, AND CANDY BARS

 

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ONE KISS

Give me a kiss
I'm asking you for this
Just one shot to prove a lot
And pray that we don't miss
Into the unknown
You'll never walk alone
I just hope we're standing here
Once the storm has blown

It's interactive
This dream that runs my mind
It's so distractive
How I can't seem to find
Most anything that makes me feel
Less than left behind
Except for one kiss
One kiss
One kiss

Give me a kiss
And babe remember this
It's a long long way from here
To the barren land of bliss
You and I will go
Above and below
When we're there, will I care?
Don't ask me I don't know

It's a disaster
This picture in my brain
It's swirling faster
Like a haunted hurricane
And I don't think that anything
is likely to remain
Except for one kiss
One kiss
One kiss

Once I had a lover
Then I had another
Then I was going crazy
For every kind of girl
Once I had a lover
Then I had another
I like them full and fuzzy
And bushy like a squirrel

Once I was a man
Without a plan
Snatching all the sugar 
I could hold in his hand
I was like a rabbit
With a hyperactive habit
That would always try to grab it
But I did not understand
And it's true
I've been looking for you
I've been looking for this
I've been looking for
One kiss
One kiss


 

YOU ARE MY HURRICANE

I fell in love with you
Almost right away
The night was dark and true
The sun came out next day
And brought your banner
Round to my street
Slammed me down
Against the concrete
Like a thing that's never 
Known a defeat
You are my hurricane
You are my hurricane
You are my hurricane

Your kisses they were smart
And warm as hot July
They plugged into my heart
They sliced across my sky
Then smashed headlong
Right into my shore
Took the roof
Over my floor
You're all the life
That I'm living for
You are my hurricane
You are my hurricane
You are my hurricane
And you do no wrong
Here in my song
Where we belong
Hurricane

Now one lone soldier looked out
Across the battlefield
And pointed up his rifle
At the sky
Put on a rock and roll record
Drank down a bottle of beer
Said on this day, surely I will die
Yeah I know
Some say my time has come
But I know
My conscience will be clean
'Cause I have never fallen
Before the ugly hum
Of some dancing dummy's digitized machine
And I'm heading away
I'm heading away 
To another day 
To another day

You've got me feeling
So funky and so fine
Since you put your hand into mine
And blew away
The borderline
You are my hurricane
You are my hurricane
You are my hurricane
And you do no wrong
Here in my song
Where we belong
Hurricane


 

BYRON'S MOTORCYCLE

Byron got a motorcycle
And let his hair fly free
Out in the wasted heartland
Of his proud democracy
He said I'm gonna save this place
With my set of wheels
Cut a haven for the innocent
With the point of my ideals
I hear the sound of righteous rage
Out there for me to find
It sings the purest song of war
It has the gentlest state of mind
The middle of the road will not be
The center of my way
There's nothing there but yellow stripes
And the accidents of yesterday
And I will ride
For the thrill of it all
And I will ride for the thrill of it all
And I will stand so tall
For the common good
The good of it all

Now there are those who understand
These thoughts are not my own
But I will speak them everywhere
Till I no longer ride alone
I will not need a slogan
Or a claim to some popular crown
I will not seek to entertain
Opinion polls
In every little town
I will be just what I like
And my sights they will be high
I will dare all strangers that I meet
To see the vision in my eye
Certain of my purpose
So secure In my command
I won't be worn smooth like a coin
That's passed too much
From hand to hand
And I will ride
For the thrill of it all
And I will ride for the thrill of it all
And I will stand so tall
For the common good
The good of it all

 

SO HOT

I had a dream so sweet
A sugar simple and serene
It was inclusive and complete
Of every method and machine

It's a dark, dark day
When I walk away
From the only light that I see
And there are days when a man
Cannot give a damn
About politics or poetry
And I, I am 
So hot for you

I know the world is wide
It's round they say, but do I care?
There's so much science that's applied
By governments gross and unfair

But you've got a smile 
So perfect like tile
So pretty like the summer sky
And you can stand on my world
My whole flag uncurled
From now till the day I die
Because I, I am
So hot for you

Baby hold on tight
Get ready for love
Catch me if you can
You've dissolved my sight
I'm a little bit dumb
You like it that way
Because your kind of man
Is a stupid man
That's your kind of man
And I'm a stupid man
Yeah I'm your kind of man

And I, I am
So hot for you


 

TRAX EAST BLUES

I am alone
Every night
I am alone every night
Told that girl I was leaving her
And she let me go without a fight

She said to me
Go ahead and go
Well she said to me
Go ahead and go
Good luck you're gonna need it
'Cause you're the dumbest man I know
And it was so long, Joe

So I sit at home
Stare at the wall
So I sit at home
Stare at the wall
Waiting for nobody to come by
For nobody to call


 

BLACK VALENTINE'S DAY

Honey you ain't never lied to me
Like you lied tonight
Honey you ain't never cried to me
With a face that looked quite right
And I am a whole lot older
Than I was three hours ago
When you kicked my hide
Through the door outside
Where love's cold winters blow

So I'm sitting here thinking of you
And I guess this is goodbye
If I had my way on Valentine's Day
Everyone in love would die
I'm under a sea of misery
Don't think I can't tell why
If I had my way on Valentine's Day
Everyone in love would die

And I hear you're complaining about
How mistreated you were by me
Well I prefer the lump from an honest club
To your slice of hypocrisy
I don't want an apology
Or your bloody guilt denied
Just take home your hammer and your nails
And leave me here crucified

So I'm sitting here thinking of you
And I guess this is goodbye
If I had my way on Valentine's Day
Everyone in love would die
This bird has got his wings
Stand back and watch him fly
If I had my way on Valentine's Day
Everyone in love would die

I'm wearing black
On Valentine's Day
Every year it's black
Black on this day


 

NOT DEAD YET

I'm not dead yet
Though I hear
I'm half in the ground
I'm not dead yet
All of my life
I've been hanging around

I ran into your girlfriend yesterday
The one who has
Such very bright eyes
She said I'm deep in the red zone 
Gonna be blown away
Caught in the open
Without a disguise

Oh, it's starting to show
From somewhere below
That I don't really know
I don't really know

I'm not dead yet
Though I hear
I'm half in the ground
I'm not dead yet
All of my life
I've been hanging around

At the flower shop
I saw your pretty little sister
Her hair spilled down
Like a blond waterfall
She said you were serious
Mad as a twister
I picked out a flower
It was quite tall

Oh, it's starting to show
From somewhere below
That I don't really know
I don't really know

I'm not dead yet
Though I hear
I'm half in the ground
I'm not dead yet
All of my life
I've been hanging around

I wish I could give you the moon and the stars
And baskets and blankets of fine poetry
Instead of fast love in the back seat of cars
And promises of the man I might be
I wish I could give you diamonds and jewels
And tell you the things that I know I should
Instead of just drilling and driving with tools
Like a man who knows that he might be no good


 

JAZZY ON MY MIND

On a dark night
In the devil's part of town
In a small club
She wore an evening gown
With hair like curls of smoke
And a smile that did invoke
Temptation
To lay my troubles down

She wore diamonds
Gifts from many men
Who came to see her
Every now and then
And she kept them on a chain
And she watched them go insane
So certain
They'd soon be back again

Jazzy, you've been on my mind
Jazzy, you've been on my mind
For all of yesterday
Which I threw away
Searching for promises
Of things I'll never find

Am I desperate
Like every other fool
Who's entangled
By the spider in her spool?
And I feel her icy breath
And her touch so cold like death
And her sly smile
So bright like any jewel

Jazzy, you've been on my mind
Jazzy, you've been on my mind
For all of yesterday
Which I threw away
Searching for promises
Of things I'll never find

Jazzy, you've been on my mind
Jazzy, you've been on my mind
For all of yesterday
I was blown away
Searching for all your words
That left me feeling blind


 

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It was wide as the whole outside
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Is that so?
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In the summer
In the summer
Out strumming under the summer sun
Take the Turnpike
To the Parkway
South of exit one hundred and one

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