Raise the Roof ( Record the Floor)

26 03 2015

Everybody, listen to me
There comes a time to aid our fellow-man
Everybody, won’t you all please
Click and support The Record Exchange and Sam

Raise the Roof
Record the Floor
Time for us to help out our favorite vinyl store
Raise the Roof
Record the Floor
Dig into your hearts
A little bit or maybe more

Everybody, it really matters
There’s nothing like the sound of a 12 inch disc
Everybody, for the platters
1012 reasons already exist

Raise the Roof
Record the Floor
Time for us to help out our favorite vinyl store
Raise the Roof
Record the Floor
Dig into your hearts
A little bit or maybe more

(Tower of Power style Instrumental)

Everybody, now here’s the deal
Gofundme to help them in their move
Everybody, for good old Neal
So next time we step in, we’ll be walking in the grooves

Raise the Roof
Record the Floor
Time for us to help out our favorite vinyl store
Raise the Roof
Record the Floor
Dig into your hearts
A little bit or maybe more

Raise the Roof
Record the Floor
Raise the Roof
Record the Floor
Raise the Roof
Record the Floor

(Fade Out)





Run out of Tears

5 03 2015

And now you say every little thing
I only hope It fills my memories
Don’t want to break in your hurricane
Ask no questions and I’ll do the same

Are you waiting, is there someone there
It tore me down thinking you still cared
Given you more, only wish that you could
No need to feel, dreaming that you would

Scars in numbers
Faded wonders
You never once asked why
Weary tired
Sheltered desires
I don’t even want to try
Run out of tears to cry

Goodbye bright eyes, where the smiles have been
Hiding my heart inside confined walls again
Leaving too soon, there is no better time
Whatever you want, I’m sorry it won’t be mine

Scars in numbers
Faded wonders
You never once asked why
Weary tired
Sheltered desires
I don’t even want to try
Run out of tears to cry





The Final Frontier

27 02 2015

Dim the lights
Look to the skies
Raise a glass
For this is why
Legends pass
The good must fall
Test of time
To one and all

Living life
A cross to bear
Satisfaction
Is what we dare
Memories
They come and go
Forged without
Within our souls

Everyday
A lesson learned
Stolen dreams
We all still yearn
Harken back
Where one has gone
Fallen stars
Fade yet still live on

Parted hand
The sign of peace
Voyage now
In space you reach
Boldly go
As we wait here
Till we meet
In the final frontier





Listens to the Night

25 02 2015

A friend once told me
When one watches and listens to the night
There’s more connection
In how you live than what part you get right

For quite a few years
It’s not hard to be struck by the ease
In want of something
Riding out on hope of varying degrees

Through the days I was suspect
The long goodbye a matter of time
Don’t wanna bring it with you
Nobody’s fault but yours and mine

There’s a chill in the air
For reasons not entirely unknown
It makes sense it you want it
If I remain still, if I am alone

With less future in the window
And the past caught in the mirror
The hourglass is quickly rising
Filled full of sand trickled near

On the basis we are entitled
To chart and set the record straight
Reflect not so much on what we all were
But what we have become of late

If there’s only one small comfort
Immunized from our immortal sins
You never see it coming
But look around, it certainly did

There’s more connection
In how you live than what part you get right
A friend once told me
When one watches and listens to the night





Just Say Goodbye

16 01 2015

I’m afraid I’ve been silent
Too long with the truth
My opinions are fare warning
That have angered you
As one friend said to me
There is only one person inside
Whose responsible for everything
The rest can just say goodbye

This world is not what it seems
Once you get on your feet
As you do the best you can
The Devil and Jesus compete
I will always find heaven
Through the cycle of the hate and lies
Another good one has gone down
The rest can just say goodbye

(Chorus)
Take a look at yourself
Than at somebody else
The path of least resistance so near
‘Til the river runs dry
Before the day that you die
Each one in my heart driven to tears

Of what we really have to face
No different from any of you
One day the world will understand
No matter what you say or do
Be strong and don’t be a fool
Let the truth now be realized
True love comes to those who wait
The rest can just say goodbye

I’m just about to lose my mind
Forever as the nights have passed
The river is rising to carry me away
There’s no more whiskey in my glass
On the way to your fame and glory
The good will shame all the lies
Behind these eyes, the curse of dreams
The rest can just say goodbye
The rest can just say goodbye





Twas the Night Before Christmas (Batteries Not Included)

25 12 2014

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas and all through the home
The children were asleep as I started to moan
The stockings were hung by the chimney no fear
As I opened another can from my six-pack cold beer

The children were nestled all snug in their beds
As I started a yearly task that all parents so dread
As Mama downed No-Doze and I a sugar Pfeffernüsse
It’s an all-nighter putting toys together, what a nuisance

So out came my tool box that made such a clatter
Looking for the right tool, as if it really mattered
One hammer, two screwdrivers and adjustable wrench
I thought I was already, I thought I was all set

The first toy was opened, a Radio Flyer Red Wagon
How hard could it be, my father did it for his son
When what came out the box made my Daddy eyes tear
So many nuts and bolts that made me grab another beer

As I sorted the contents of every sizes and angles
Matching them to the pictures in the instruction manuals
At first i was quiet, my wife did proclaim
But soon I was frustrated as I called out their names

“Three tire wheels! One side bar! A bent steering axle pin!
Oh, Come on! Oh, Really! I need a shot of gin?
The instructions were useless, full of falseness and cautel
I called to my wife, “Oh just bring me the whole bottle!”

As the clock on the whole blinked three forty one
I was no closer to finish as when I begun
My wife asleep on the couch and toy parts everywhere in the living room
Thinking to myself, “Christmas this year will be doomed”

And then, in a twinkling, there was a soft knock at the door
I thought “Who’s out on Christmas Eve at a quarter to four?”
As I drew back the window sash to see what could be the cause
I recognized that crazy person. It was Santa Claus

He was dressed in his winter coat, hands covered in warm mitts
As he gave me a wink holding his dented tool kit
He looked me in the eye saying three words that sounded so grand
” I was just in the neighborhood….Need a hand?”

Opening the door he stood there saying with a warm grin
“I’m in kind of of hurray. Where do we begin?”
Before I even had the chance to turn the door lock
He had put the wagon together, just like the picture on the box

The smell from his pipe filled the air with a joy
As he turned to me and said “You want to help me make some toys?”
There we both sat, me helping him and him helping me
It was a sight to see and the ultimate selfie

Before I did know it the toys were all made and wrapped
He then closed his tool kit and adjusted his red cap
“That was fun. Brings backs good memories that’s for sure.
Like the times I made your gifts that year with your father.”

Before I had a chance to reply to his strange words
He whisked out the front door bringing in the cold air….Brrr
The December chill woke my wife and to her feet
Exclaiming, “All the toys done… Great Job…. Neat.”

She went to the kitchen to get us both a hot drink
When the lights on my phone started to blink
As I read the new text from a North Pole cell site
” Happy Christmas Dear Jamie. See you next Christmas Eve night!”





Cat Is Unstable

19 11 2014

Cat in the Cradle ( Jimmy A Style)

Went to my friend”s house the other day
To check up on Cindy, I was near her way
Talking with her always makes me feel okay
Yet today was different, what can I say
As she was talking I heard a soft purr, and as it grew
It said ” I’m coming after you , Jim
You know I’m coming after you”

And her cat is unstable and follows me around
Looking real cute but giving me frowns
I’m coming for you, Jim
But you don’t know when, that’s when the fun begins
That’s when Cindy Cat strikes my friend

I thought to myself it must be all in my head
As that little feline creature laid asleep in her bed
Must have been the wine and too much cheese and bread
I jumped to conclusions, my mistake instead
Then the cat did something I didn’t expect at all
Opened her mouth and spit out this huge hairball
And struck me right between the eyeballs

And her cat is unstable and follows me around
Looking real cute but giving me frowns
I’m coming for you, Jim
But you don’t know when, that’s when the fun begins
That’s when Cindy Cat strikes my friend

Well I tried to be nice, didn’t want to act bitter
May be a mistake, she’s just a good spitter
I thought to myself, I must have the jitters
Until I saw what she wrote in her cat litter
Labels ripped from her cat food cans
Arranged together I could understand
“Iams friskie, your cat chow pro plan”

And her cat is unstable and follows me around
Looking real cute but giving me frowns
I’m coming for you, Jim
But you don’t know when, that’s when the fun begins
That’s when Cindy Cat strikes my friend

This nice little visit was turning in a hurry
Something out of American Horror Story
But Cindy took my hand and said with a boast
“Of all my on-air mates your my favorite co-host”
“Like all the others your so dear to me.
I’m going to bury you in the basement you see.
Just like in that old Gary Grant movie.”

And as those words took the blood out my face
Her home did remind me of a place
Of a scene out of “Arsenic and Old Lace”

And her cat is unstable and Cindy Simmons too
What’s a poor Presidential loving boy to do
Goodbye to all my pals
And to you Nolan, your the best I’ve ever knowing
So I give you my final eye-rolling








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