By Mr tambourine
- I Contain Multitudes 04:36
- False Prophet 06:00
- Glory To The Forgotten 06:41
- Announcements Of The Heart 06:32
- My Rough And Rowdy Ways 04:12
- The Secret Disguise 04:13
- The Crime Of The Day 04:29
- When Sweethearts Part 07:22
- Dark Without Your Light 09:34
- Murder Most Foul 16:54
“Glory To The Forgotten”
You can tell by the gray that surrounds us That bad luck will come to hound us Going forward in the world of despair You can leave all you can leave You will still remain conceived You will count the change with a lot of care Strollin' through the seasick minds Leaving all the previous love behind Stretching past the columns of the saints Jumping over twists of fates Igniting all that is precious to behold Leaving the story forever untold Getting ready for the end times just startin' Without giving the glory to the forgotten The deals that were dealt in the mystical dawn Give you nothing to frown upon You look for the best offer out there The laughing of the circus clowns Trying to bring you down And the watchmen with their creepy stare Gazing at your feet made of clay Before you notoriously run away Mocking all that there's left to mock Leaving the paying audience in shock Giving all that's left that you can give You don't want them to call you sensitive Getting used to all the ways of partin' Leaving no glory to the forgotten I was painting my portrait for a lifetime I always liked to do it in the nighttime But I never quite finished it I painted with a lot of passion Never cared about the current fashion Better to be a painter than a ventriloquist In my many hours of deceit I have an endless attack of conceit So, I better be left alone With you and your tricks at home I need guidance from you and all that you do To your inescapeable love, I'm stuck like glue Oh, how I wish I was in the land of cotton To give, along with you, the glory to the forgotten "Announcements Of The Heart" Stuck in the hands of the chilly breeze Feeling helplessly weak to my knees Heard a tune of a meadowlark Felt the announcement of the heart And the heart finally announced A romance to a quarter of an ounce Your name I started to pronounce And you to me are all that counts Heard a melody of a violin Felt the movement from within Felt the new kind of emotion Bringing me such devotion I heard claims about our love In a dream that I was dreamin' of When I was fast asleep Having feelings I wanted to keep Take me, baby, wherever you go Through the sun, rain or snow Don't you see it's already been decided After my heart made an announcement With your name now in my book I can always take another look I don't even have to see you From within I can always feel you Watching lovers as they pass And all their precious love that lasts Makes me think of me and you And how my heart thinks it's true If I had to make a single wish The only one would be your kiss None other than that one With your kiss my life would have begun So, darling, please don't turn away Or I will think of you every day Darling, please don't let us part Trust the announcements of my heart "My Rough And Rowdy Ways" To be or not to be That is a question Is there somethin' new to see? Do you have a suggestion? My life's not worth in gold My life is like a play So don't try to change My rough and rowdy ways Heaven, oh, I'm in heaven With habbits just good enough My heart was world-wonder no. 7 Until Taj Mahal replaced it in a puff I've been criticized a lot But I've also been praised But I always trust my gutt And my rough and rowdy ways I read another new book today And heard another new piece of music Once again I got carried away And it was very amusing It reminded me of what I do Especially in my early days I hope you can see it too My rough and rowdy ways Get your mind out of the gutter And hear me what I say If you're not into it, don't bother You will find your own way Are you still seeking truth from me? Are you still amazed? Can you still leave me be With my rough and rowdy ways "The Secret Disguise" Fakery across the land Truth is always second-hand Everybody wearing masks No one for honesty asks Living in that kind of land Makes me finally understand That whenever I need to compromise I just put on my secret disguise Looking at the towers of Babel Seeing the road to peace unravel But it all still fell short Many things are destined for the court I can barely stand it anymore Even though I opened many doors So whenever I have to face the lies I just put on my secret disguise Back in the day when I was young For my beliefs they almost had me hunged But I learned to keep my cool Never ended up as a fool Learned to speak with conviction And the songs became my only addiction I could feel myself arise Wearing my secret disguise So, before I take one last gaze A toast to the truth I will raise Even though I might be figured out Only I know what I'm really about And before I say one last goodbye I have to thank the apple of my eye For what it's done and for making me wise Accepting me for who I am and my secret disguise "The Crime Of The Day" They killed another man today Once again they have it their way These people hiding in the corners They're just taking someone's orders Every day you watch the news And you can't shake off the blues Tragedy one after another All you can really do is stutter So you start to wonder What you should do in all this plunder Don't you see that it's a decay Every crime is a crime of the day Comparing crimes, not comparing brilliance Brilliance of art and resilience Comparing scorn and comparing scars Always taking it too damn far Another man killed somebody today Another man died of overdose, one killed himself One had drugs, the other had weapons on his shelf Another damn crime of the day Crime like any crime Put you where you are and you can't turn back the time Can't even turn back the page You're stuck inside an inescapeable cage Even praising the lord seems too late You waited too long, there's a whole lot more you'll have to wait For your sins to be removed First your prayers need to be approved Think of the crime we have all committed When will we ever forfeit it? When will we ever learn? That all the bridges have already been burned Stop believing in all the hatred Start believing in something sacred That's what'll get us saved We don't need another crime of the day "When Sweethearts Part" I've had many loves And have plenty to share I already told many stories About welfare Well, it's time for something new Sit back and enjoy, I'll walk you through I know that I am often linked to Suze She still gives me the blues Whenever I think of her Yes, I used to love her But she is now long gone Not anymore among the living I sometimes think "what if she was the one" She was always so forgiving I'm surprised she never took me back Ever since we split My life was never again painted black When her light was lit Her beauty to me was of great importance She made me believe in romance It made me sad when she left Took me years to get over that When she left I wrote some of my finest work I wrote it because I was hurt I also didn't know what I was worth And if I really belonged on Earth Suze was my sweetheart Very sad we had to part I remember writing one of my worst songs for Suze too And for her mother and sister out of the blue We also had a child we couldn't accept We weren't sure what was left Suze died a dozen years ago Can't remember where I was then, but I knew I wasn't home I also knew that one part of me was gone It was so hard to carry on Suze had my heart locked And never gave me a key to her heart Eversince we went our separate ways The nights were longer than the days I wrote "Boots Of Spanish Leather" When we were together One of the songs linked to me forever And she was on the cover of "Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" Before the forthcoming albums that made me into a villain I wish Suze was alive for a few more years To see me win the prize for literature She would certainly give me cheers And I could finally thank her For she created the artist in me For all the world to see It's sad right from the start Knowing sweethearts are meant to part Rarely they end up and stay together Even if they do, it's never forever Like all the fairy tales say It's good as long as it lasts more than a day I know I was also linked to Joan I had to share with her - her throne She was the queen in everyone's eyes And I conquered her with surprise Joaney was my sweetheart too I'm sorry I had to make her blue I haven't seen her for many years now It feels like it's all over now I would take a bow for Joaney and raise a glass for her And for the love we had together But it would be all too late now Don't ask me how Nevertheless, It was a string of events That led to the departure And that ultimately separated her Separated her from me For all the world to see I could have been a folk hero But I left it all behind The regrets I have are zero And I am more than satisfied But Joaney became a heroine of folk And that's what she probably wanted to be I wanted to go in a different direction That stuff never interested me Sorry to say goodbye Joaney But god knows how long we have left I'm still here performing You went into retirement No matter where the road leads us We'll always be linked I hope you don't look at what I've done to you as treason I hope that's not what you think Joaney and I reconciled later Had a few more moments together After the faithful sixties That's what the trick is That's what it looks like When sweethearts part "Dark Without Your Light" Now, my room has got two windows And the sunshine never comes through It's been that way forever now Since life goes on without you My covers feel like lead And my pillow feels like stone Can't remember what I had But now I've forgotten all I've known I need to buy a dream or two To last me through the years I'm lost without all of you I have revisited my fears The only price I ever had to pay Is a heart full of tears No matter if it all goes away I will retain these spheres I've been down more roads than you But it's not something to brag about It's just something what made me blue Something I can't live without Don't you know it's been dark Dark without your light Dark without your light of guidance It's been more precious than the sanctuaries The torches that you carried Torches of great importance It's been very dark Dark without your light Your light of honor They made a savior out of me Expect me to take your place And although I have dealt with my own horror It's still gonna be dark, dark without your love Even the angels would have been afraid Nothing will get us saved When did you leave heaven? How could they let you go? How's everything in heaven I'd like to know They told me I was the Jack of all Trades And the master of none My companions carried blades While I had my time in the sun I'm stuck in all these temples And kingdoms of the world Whatever has to happen I'll never give the swine my pearls Passing through the meadows Of endless heartbreak Hiding behind the shadows Taking what I can take Passing through the jungle And hotels in the desert Every day is a struggle No matter which outskirt Don't you know it's been dark Dark without your light Dark without your light of the saints Have you seen all them beggars And all them bootleggers Spreading words of complaint It's been very dark Dark without your light Your light right from paradise They made a prophet And an idol out of me An icon of the greatest size It's still gonna be dark, dark without your love If you ever decide to go away again I hope it's just a part of your master plan I've been to Lonely Street I've been to Heartbreak Hotel I felt like a piece of meat Like a bucket of the well And I get so lonely, baby So lonely that I could die That's the way you made me, baby I'm so lonesome I could cry Well, if the river was a whiskey And I was a divin' duck I would have played it risky Just like riding in my pickup truck Oh lordy lord, oh lordy lord It hurts me so bad for us to part This is the kind of love I can't afford 'Cause it keeps breaking my heart You know you ain't gonna trouble Poor me anymore All I have left is to roll and to tumble Leave my key of the highway in the door Now you keep on bettin' That the dice won't pass I keep asking myself why I'm settlin' God knows how long my life will last Best to leave it be Let it all go Nothing left to see Nothin' left to know Don't you know it's been dark Dark without your light Dark without your light of love Don't you see the cries of the wicked The fog of lifelessness has thickened Every man is full of shoves It's been very dark Dark without your light Your light that was approved by the Lord himself They turned me into a master And a Lord even too Expect me to give them a sermon every now and then right off the shelf It's still gonna be dark, dark without your love I'm gonna get used to not seeing you That's about all that I can do
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