Discography Released Feb.9.1999 Back to Discography

Rehearsals for Departure

Lyrics

Ohio

Out from my window across from the city
I have what's considered a good view
Two blocks from the subway, three from the fountain
Where I walk to break in new shoes

She stands on the sidewalk just waving at taxis
Like horses in parades in passing
I ask where she's headed she tells me,
"Ohio, I've not seen my mother in ages
It's been a long time, a real long time."

Out from my window "How far is Ohio?"
She laughed and pointed out east
She said, "I grew up there with my dear mother
And I haven't seen her since thirteen.

You see, I was taken while she lay sleeping
By my father's hired man
We moved to city so far from my family
I haven't been back there since.
It's been a long time, a real long time."
A real long time

Out from my window please hear me Ohio
Your daughter wants to come home
She longs to be with you to hug you to kiss you
To never leave her alone

And I've gotten know her to live with to love her
It's hard to see her leave
She belongs to her mother and the state of Ohio
I wish she belonged to me

See you sometime, see you sometime
See you sometime

Tragedy

Girl, the life you're leading
With the lying and the cheating is hard
You got yourself a boyfriend
Treats you like a lady and friend

No one sees the tragedy except for me

Girl, the life you're leading
With the drinking and the cheating ain't good
You had yourself a boyfriend and
Used him like the others you did

Trust me, you're in deep
It's no good

Trust me, you're in deep
It's no good

Trust me, you're in deep
Trust me, you're in deep
It's no good

Curbside

I would come out just see you
Dancing freely by the sunset
Like the sun you'd shine brightly

We'd spend hours by the curbside
Telling stories under streetlights
How your words would amaze me

Now those days are gone
Slowly they slipped away
Now those days are gone
Slowly

I still go out by the old house
Where I met you our first summer
Where are you now, you're with another

I am sitting by the curbside
Where we'd hang out under streetlights
How those times still are with me

Now those days are gone
Slowly they slip away
Now those days are gone
Slowly

Now those days are gone
Slowly they slip away
Now those days are gone
Slowly

Honey Baby

I spend the last night in your bedroom, sleeping
Your head was laid upon my pillow, dreaming
Is this the first time, baby
Is this the last time, well maybe
Is this the first time, baby
Is this the last time, well maybe

I spent the last night in your room
Kickin' these wishes to the moon
To the moon

I spend the last night in your bedroom, sleeping
Your head was laid upon my shoulder, dreaming
Is this the first time, baby
Is this the last time, well maybe
Is this the first time, baby
Is this the last time, well maybe

I spent the last night in your room
Kickin' these wishes to the moon
I spent the last night in your room
Kickin' these wishes to the moon
To the moon

Is this the first time, baby
Is this the last time, well maybe
Is this the first time, baby
Is this the last time, maybe

Eyes for Windows

I used to be the someone you would run to
My eyes, they were the windows you would look through
Now much to your surprise looking through these eyes
You found beauty

I used to be the someone you would talk to
My eyes, they were the windows you would look through
Now much to your surprise looking through these eyes
You saw beauty

Now much to your surprise looking through these eyes
You found me

Letters and Drawings

Goodbye angel
Hands in your pockets
Maybe tomorrow
Maybe you'll come back sometime

She boards a Greyhound
With a ticket to Jersey
A gray colored backpack
Full of all her belongings

A kiss from the window
Tells me she loves me
And how she's sending
Letters and drawings
But the letters never came

So I waited by the phone
To hear it ring
Waited by the phone
To hear it ring
Waited by the phone
To hear it ring

Goodbye angel
Hands in your pockets
Maybe tomorrow
Maybe you'll call me sometime

Small towns to cities
She one day calls me
Tells me that she's married
I took it badly

Moments of silence
Sounds of her laughing
"When are you sending
Letters and drawings?"
But the letters never came

So I waited by the phone
To hear it ring
Waited by the phone
To hear it ring
Waited by the phone
To hear it ring

Goodbye angel
Hear you're successful
Maybe tomorrow
Maybe you'll come back sometime

Hands in your pockets
Here's where you left me
Only with memories
When we were just 16

But the letters never came
So I waited by the phone
To hear it ring
Waited by the phone
To hear it ring
Waited by the phone
To hear it ring
Waited by the phone
To hear it ring

Love the Same

You don't love me that way
The words that you say
Make it obvious now
Why try pretending you care
When feelings aren't there
Just be honest with me

It's not getting easier
With the two of us just standing here
Knowing we don't love the same
Love the same, love the same

I said, "Don't feel ashamed
Feelings just change
It's so clear to me now.
Don't cry you can't deny
Both of us tried for each other."

It's not getting easier
With the two of us just standing here
Knowing we don't love the same
Love the same, love the same

You don't love me that way
The words that you say
Make it obvious now

Saturday

Saturday
Blue eyes fading
Not a word, not one
You will say
"It all has changed me"
Now you've gone
Nothing left to see

Saturday
Sad eyes closing
Not a tear, not one
You will say,
"Love can't change me"
And you were wrong
To think it could

Tornado

She spends her time with other boys
He spends his time fixing cars
She doesn't mind that he's gone
It gives her more time to talk
He'll come around when he's bored
And she'll pay him no mind

"We must stop meeting like this,"
He said with a grin while walking in
And she just slammed the door in his face
"We must stop meeting like this,"
He said with a grin while walking in
And she just slammed the door in his face

I'll see you around
I'll see you around sometime
I'll see you around
I'll see you around sometime

She hangs her coat on the door
He hangs his head on her hopes
She sleeps alone with her thoughts
She dreams of good times
He'll come around when he's old
She'll pay him no mind

"We must stop meeting like this,
Coming to bed with no words said
Makes it tougher on both of us."
"We must stop meeting like this,
Coming to bed with no words said
Makes it tougher on both of us."

I'll see you around
I'll see you around sometime
I'll see you around
I'll see you around sometime

It used to be much better than this
It used to be much better than this
It used to be much better than this
It used to be so much better than this
It used to be

Rehearsals for Departure

I'll come down tomorrow morning
And meet you at our new location
In front of City Bookstore
Across the street from the railway station

She tells me how her night was spent
Nursing coffee and cigarettes
You waited til your husband left
To pack your things and off you went

He wouldn't notice that you'd left
Til morning when the drink wore off
He stayed out all night with his friends
Never to return again

In front of City Bookstore
Across the street from the railway station
You show up with your suitcase
Ten dollars and a sad expression

She tells me that it's all over now
She's done her time and now she's out
From the prison that she calls a house
Where she stayed put while he went out

She left him a note taped to the door
Saying, "Babe I won't be back no more
I can't find reasons for me to stay
Married to you and your cheating ways."

Walked her out to the train
Couldn't hide my pain
Or these tears that flow
From my eyes like rain
That September morning, 1959