Twelve Tall Tales

by Jeffro Bodeen

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released 24 September 2010

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Track Name: Bring Me Home
Carry me through darkness
Show me things I've never known
But bring me home

Give my life direction
Even though my heart may roam
Just bring me home

And I don't care if I don't know
When and how I have to go
'Cause I know I'm not alone
So bring me home

Teach me love unselfish
And let me teach before I'm gone
Then bring me home

My faith can make a difference
I know Your Son arose and shone
To bring me home

And I don't care if I don't know
When and how I have to go
'Cause I know I'm not alone
So bring me home
Track Name: Free and Easy
Sometimes it gets lonely
Living out here on the plains
My throat gets dry and thirsty
And my head keeps playing games
But that's okay, I sure can take it
I'm a man of steel
When you said you didn't care
I said I never will

'Cause I'm free and easy, nothin's on my mind
I feel so light and breezy wasting all my time
Ever since you left me, you've tried to make me small
But I'm free and easy, I don't need you at all

It's been three months since you've been gone
And I've been by myself
And all this time I've been alone
You've been with someone else
But that's okay, I sure can take it
You can't make me cry
When you said you were leaving me
I just said goodbye

'Cause I'm free and easy, nothin's on my mind
I feel so light and breezy wasting all my time
Ever since you left me, you've tried to make me small
But I'm free and easy, I don't need you at all

Now that time has passed
You say you've had a change of heart
Maybe we should try again
To make a brand new start
But that's okay, I just won't take it
I'll be who I am
When you said you were coming home
I just said no ma'am

'Cause I'm free and easy, nothin's on my mind
I feel so light and breezy wasting all my time
Ever since you left me, you've tried to make me small
But I'm free and easy, I don't need you at all
Track Name: Shade of Blue
I don't recall this shade of blue
An unfamiliar hue
The truest color, I thought I knew
Every shade of blue

I don't remember this brand of pain
That drives a man insane
Soaking me like a summer rain
Saturating pain

But if I believe the sun will shine
Will that make a difference in my life
I'll do anything I have to do
To change this shade of blue
Track Name: Ode to Brother
One less man to carry the name
Everyone guilty, no one to blame
Inflicted on you, too much pain
Nothing now will be the same

With father knowing what would come
He led the way and made us numb
Words were silent, mouths were dumb
It seemed a fitting end to some

One less song to tickle our ears
Fate stands accused, stolen years
You braved the storm, the flash-flood of tears
You were stronger than your fears

Now mother, mourning still her son
Prays your life has just begun
Finding an answer where there was none
Her faith restored, you were the one

Your courage made us all discover
Some things lost we can't recover
Now we comfort one another
Save a place for us my brother

One less Bird to roam the sky
Forever we could wonder why
And yet we know you're flying high
Looking down to say don't cry

Our sisters' quiet pain is heard
One's vision of the future blurred
Another clinging to the Word
The youngest driven by what's occurred

Your courage made us all discover
Some things lost we can't recover
Now we comfort one another
Save a place for us my brother

Well you were too young
And it seems so wrong
It's not supposed to be this way
And the last time I
Looked into your eyes
I didn't know what else to say
But save a place for us
Track Name: Kris Knew It
Visions of the emerald beyond
Ram Dass and Timothy
Vanishing for hours on end
Long nights at Yogi's

The cliffs at Peabody's
The Cliff on main street
The bypass Pitstop
The burger doodle to eat

We tried to pull stars from the sky
We thought we could do it
The left side of my head shrunk that night
I remember Kris knew it
I remember Kris knew it

Doritoes in the dorm
The picking down at the pool
Getting busted by Mr West
After that I knew he was cool

The trips to bootlegger's
The parties out at the ranch
My Falcon, the brother's Birdmobile
Up and down Thomas Branch

We tried to pull stars from the sky
We thought we could do it
The left side of my head shrunk that night
I remember Kris knew it
I remember Kris knew it

Knowing it all would end someday
We naturally savored
Pushing the envelope of luck
I guess we were favored

I dreamed that God had spoke to me
He wrote a message in the sky
It changed my life, that single dream
My mortality clarified

We tried to pull stars from the sky
We thought we could do it
The left side of my head shrunk that night
I remember Kris knew it
I remember Kris knew it
Track Name: Something I Said
Love, well she owns my love
I'm existing for her touch
But the other night at the tank
I drank too much
And I don't remember anything
I blacked out, and she's not talking about it

Something I said went to the core
I hurt her deeper than I have before
Something I said, something I said
And you'd think that I would know by now
I could never trust my head
Something I said, something I said

Life, well she rules my life
I am living for her love
And I'm on my knees
Will it ever be enough
'Cause I will do anything I can
To make it up
But she's not talking about it

Something I said went to the core
I hurt her deeper than I have before
Something I said, something I said
And you'd think that I would know by now
I could never trust my head
Something I said, something I said
Track Name: Gone is the Day
Gone is the day
I don't need it anyway
Lost here in the night
Nothing said, nothing to say
I could just leave this earth forever
These feelings would have to stay

Silent is the sound
Of this trembling, crumbling ground
Shaken by a word
No more talking, pass it around
If only my heart had lived to join me
If love could come falling down

Bless the wind that moves this storm
But damn the thunder
Bathe me in your waters warm
Don't pull me under

Lift me up and touch my soul
I need forgiving
Raise me from this sinking hole
Until I'm living

Gone is the day
Gone is the day
I don't need, I don't want
No more will to carry on
Gone is the day
Gone is the day
Track Name: So Much Love
The morning comes and you are gone
I guess last night was real
You and me is all I want
But that's not how you feel
You said you need some time to find yourself
But will you find somebody else

All the years together here
They seem so far away
A million laughs, a thousand tears
But just one yesterday
There isn't anything I wouldn't do
Is anything enough for you

So much love I have left to give to you
So much life we have yet to live through
So much love is waiting here for you

I wonder where you are today
And if you think of me
I've tried but I can't find a way
A way to make you see
Neither one of us should be alone
I'm begging you to come back home

So much love I have left to give to you
So much life we have yet to live through
So much love is waiting here for you
Track Name: The Other Girl
Alone in her room she awaits his arrival
Forseeing him walking through the door
She dreams of the man she once knew as her lover
And wonders, is he still like before

Or maybe he has changed
Maybe he has rearranged his life
For she was just his lover
The other girl's his wife

Pacing the floor now, she moves to the window
She's looking, but he is not in sight
Remembering the times when they held to each other
She trembles, will he hold her tonight

Oh maybe he won't show
And maybe he don't know he is her life
For she was just his lover
The other girl's his wife

The other girl don't know what he has done to her
And if she found out she couldn't live
The other girl don't know what he has took from her
While she's give all she had to give

Pushing her face further down in the pillow
It's too late, tonight is not the night
Wiping away what she swears is the last tear
She curses, not even a goodbye

Oh maybe it's the best
'Cause maybe for the rest of her life
She would be his lover
The other girl's his wife
Track Name: New York Lady
Soon you'll be leaving, gotta go
Something inside you already knows
You're gonna leave this small town behind
Get some big city lights in your eyes
All this scenery soon will be fading
Liberty's waiting, New York lady

You'll land in Manhattan on your feet
Design you a miracle on 34th street
Dress the children up with your style
Brighten Brooklyn just with a smile
Make the sun shine where it was shady
It's your apple baby, New York lady

And all of Central Park
Couldn't hold your imagination
The ideas running through your head
It's like Grand Central Station
And the Empire State
Ain't as high as you're gonna be
New York lady
Track Name: Drain Me
This must be what it feels like
To be the victim of a vampire
An uncontrollable craving
A dominating desire

'Cause ever since I tasted you
It's all I really want to do
I want to live inside of you
Call my name if you want me to

And then in the middle of the night
I will take a little bite
Please sustain me
And you, you can take a bite of me
Have more, please take all of me
Please drain me

This feeling isn't fly by night
I felt you with my sonar sight
A beautiful vibration
A nocturnal delight

And if you'll give yourself to me
We'll fly on through eternity
And I will give myself to you
It's all I ever want to do

And then in the middle of the night
I will take another bite
Please sustain me
And you, you can take a bite of me
Have more, please take all of me
Please drain me

Drain me, drain me, drain me
I can't resist your vampire kiss
No I can't resist your vampire kiss
I can't resist your vampire kiss
No I can't resist your vampire kiss
So drain me
Track Name: Fatal Scream
Obscurity takes center stage
The choirboy vents his rage
From the book of death he steals a page
He tucks it in his pocket
This firecracker will be a rocket

Recognition is overdue
The shadows hide his crystal view
He's the only one he can't see through
All else is a vision
An apparent apparition

So he sails towards the sun
In his self made machine
As confidence confides in him
He's joined by his dream
A miniscule and meager man
Is larger than he seemed
A subtle voice, a quiet choice
A fast and fatal scream

He pulls the mirror to his face
There's no one here in this place
It's a classic open and shut case
The guilty not suspected
Never noticed or corrected

Society will pay his price
It's up to him to break the ice
A true temptation will entice
Then he will have his story
His quarter hour of glory

So he sails towards the sun
In his self made machine
As confidence confides in him
He's joined by his dream
A miniscule and meager man
Is larger than he seemed
A subtle voice, a quiet choice
A fast and fatal scream