Jonathan Auerbach

Jonathan Auerbach - HEARD
Jonathan Auerbach

Lyrics

I know now

Though it took a little while

When I go crazy, I guess I go in style

I know now

See, I’ve been out of sorts

Found out shadows can be real bad sports


I'm good now - though I can't do what's undone

Be a long shot, I get a day in the sun

I'm good now - though it's taken time to see

The heavy toll it took – on you standing by me


I know now

To give it to you straight

Don't want to trouble, don’t wanna’ make you late

I know now

Should’a let it show

So much to tell - guess you gotta’ go


I'm good now - though I can't do what's undone

Be a long shot, I get a day in the sun

I'm good now - though it's taken time to see

The heavy toll it took – on you standing by me


Taking flight when you believed in me

The landing light so hard to see

Lost my nerve turned you away

Let memory serve come what may...


I'm good now - though I can't do what's undone

Be a long shot, I get a day in the sun

I'm good now - though it's taken time to see

The heavy toll it took – on you standing by me

 

I’m good now – you know it’s alright


Jonathan Auerbach - HEARD
Jonathan Auerbach

Lyrics

You’re no how-do-you-do gal

Nix the charm school

I'm not your best pal

So don't blow your cool

You’re no pretty-please-miss

You’re not that polite

Got a downtown address - I haven't got all night


Nobody's savior, times have changed

Bad behavior can be arranged

I’ll be a man about it

And make you forget - Your etiquette

 

Hey, Juliet fly-by-night

Get it into your head

This ain't amateur night

So put it to bed

I don't need friends

I don't play second fiddle

We'll burn both ends - with a blowtorch in the middle

 

Nobody's savior, times have changed

Bad behavior can be arranged

I’ll be a man about it

And make you forget - Your etiquette

 

So you sleep in the nude or in your party dress

You give attitude and a dangerous kiss

Well here’s an awakening and I mean rude

Baby, you're screwed if you ruin the mood

 

Nobody's savior, times have changed

Bad behavior can be arranged

I’ll be a man about it

And make you forget - Your etiquette



Jonathan Auerbach - HEARD
Jonathan Auerbach

Lyrics

This stage of the game your celebrity star

Is yesterday's fame at the five-and-dime bar

Killer cliché, caught in the act

Playing Dorian Gray, your looking glass cracked...

 

Blue is blue

Laugh till you cry

Through is through

Kiss it goodbye

True is true

The mirror don't lie


Popping champagne at the French cabaret

Dropping a name well, trés enchanté

This is last call so bid it adieux

Hey, living doll you're no ingénue


Blue is blue

Laugh till you cry

Through is through

Kiss it goodbye

True is true


Take one good look at yourself


Your picture of perfection has faded at last

Like a butterfly collection pinned to the past

It's no reflection, but…

 

Blue is blue

Laugh till you cry

Through is through

Kiss it goodbye

True is true

The mirror don't lie



Jonathan Auerbach - HEARD
Jonathan Auerbach

Lyrics

Coffee's on, but the cup is cold

Sleepless dawn getting old

Thoughts of lovers stuck in reverse

Shoved into corners, a turn for the worse

 

Sold down river, you ran your course

But who am I to talk of buyer's remorse

Whence I come – whither I go

Friends fair-weather - love's to and fro


But that's an old song about the harder it gets

Of unrightable wrongs – vagrant regrets

I'm still going strong, slappin’ down bets

Fishing for wishes, casting my nets


Still Going Strong – Still Going Strong

Right here… Right now…

 

Winners and losers

In some hole they dug

Beggars and choosers

Swept under the rug...


But that's an old song about the harder it gets

Of unrightable wrongs – vagrant regrets

Still going strong, slappin’ down bets

Fishing for wishes, casting my nets

 

It’s a tired old song about the harder it gets

Of unrightable wrongs – vagrant regrets

Still going strong, slappin’ down bets

Fishing for wishes, casting my nets

 

Still going strong – Still going strong



Jonathan Auerbach - HEARD
Jonathan Auerbach

Lyrics

Down to the depths of the valley and the sea, everywhere up on top of the mountain from up to the top of the tree, there is a soul waiting to be awakened

Look around, on the outside lookin'

Cook it down, in your own juices cookin'

Deepest darkest secrets I want to reveal

Work it out, baby, fingers to the bone workin'

People pimp, eaten up by pride
People plead, eaten up inside


The soul – knows what it need

The soul – knows when it bleed

The soul – begs to be freed

So feed this starvin' soul


From up on top of the mountaintop - down to the envy of the sea

Crocodile smile, don’t mean you’re stylin'

Alligator style – I don't see you smilin'

Buy the whole isle, baby, but no man is an island

No but jah come free I and I

People pose, cooler than cool

People preach, playin' the fool


The soul – knows what it need

The soul – knows when it bleed

The soul – begs to be freed

So feed this starvin' soul


Brother D.H. Lawrence said, “The soul is not to pile up defenses around herself


You know I’m cravin’ it

Stark raven mad for it


She is not to cry to some god beyond her salvation up on the road as the road opens, into the unknown…


Eyes gone empty in the face of the child

Hearts beat hungry in the wolves gone wild...


The soul – knows what it need

The soul – knows when it bleed

The soul – begs to be freed

So feed this starvin' soul



Jonathan Auerbach - HEARD
Jonathan Auerbach

Lyrics

You see me, I feel you do

You see me play it cool

You want some wisdom

Go find yourself a fool


Tell yourself a lot of lies, life can get a little numbing

Nothing wipes off a disguise like the sound of distant drumming


I feel you trapped, I watched you fight

In a struggle to be free

You find out that love comes with a busted guarantee


You didn’t hear the call, you didn’t see it coming

Had you listened at all you’d have heard the distant drumming


Some feet can walk forever, and never find no rhythm

Some hearts can’t get a beat, no matter what you give them

Some tears run down like rain at the sound of thunder

And a dream can disappear if you push it under


So hold me and I’ll hold you

In a strong embrace

It’s all we need to do

When the world gets out of place


It should come as no surprise when you finally see it coming

Nothing cuts you down to size like the sound of distant drumming


Tell yourself a lot of lies - life can get a little numbing

Nothing wipes off a disguise like the sound of distant drumming



Jonathan Auerbach - HEARD
Jonathan Auerbach

Lyrics

Turning – full pursuit hot on the chase

Skin it down – all bared teeth and devilish face

Burning – blood boiling up inside of my veins

Drink it up – like the drought needs the rains

Gonna tantalize, tear down your fences...


Animal attraction

Eye to naked eye 

Driven to distraction

On a primitive high


Branded – by an appetite so savage

Break it down – every bite you gotta ravage, honey

Red-handed  – the color that marks the beast

Eat it up – like the famine needs the feast

Gonna tantalize, tear down your fences...

 

Animal attraction

Eye to naked eye 

Driven to distraction

On a primitive high


Wanna take you...and be taken, taken by you


Animal attraction

Eye to naked eye 

Driven to distraction

On a primitive high

 

Animal attraction

Eye to naked eye 

Driven to distraction

On a primitive high



Jonathan Auerbach - HEARD
Jonathan Auerbach

Lyrics

Flying in the face of reason

Like a thousand times before

Pick the last rose of the season

Though they don't bloom here anymore

They don’t grow…

Search the soul beneath the skin

Find only blood and bone

Take a breath and swan dive in

To a cold you've never known


Overboard - This is not a drill

Overboard - Your heart stood still

Man overboard - Feel that chill

Save yourself first before anyone else will


Shoot the shot with swagger

Find you fired off a blank

Cut it cloak and dagger

Till all your stories sank – down, down

Set the safety on your sadness but it blew up anyway

Watch the wind of the wing of madness carry off a friend today


Overboard - This is not a drill

Overboard - Your heart stood still

Man overboard - Feel that chill

Save yourself first before anyone else will

 

So silent like riptide

No lifeguard when it turns

It's not who takes that ride

But who returns... Will you return? Do you yearn?

 

Overboard - This is not a drill

Overboard - Your heart stood still

Man overboard - Feel that chill

Save yourself first before anyone else will

 

This can kill, baby… 



Jonathan Auerbach - HEARD
Jonathan Auerbach

Lyrics

He must be mad, out on crusade

Prideful and blind

He's one mad man, mouth like a blade

Cuts so unkind

 

His angry heart, hurtful and hard

His angry heart, scornful and scarred

Angel heal - his angry heart


He must be mad, out kicking ass

Little by little

He's one mad man, all broken glass

Breaking so brittle

 

His angry heart, hurtful and hard

His angry heart, scornful and scarred

Angel heal…


It’s a wonder you're still there

Fighting to be heard

Will he lay you bare

Or wound with a word

Is sorry too late to say

Please don't fly... don’t fly away… don’t fly

 

His angry heart, hurtful and hard

His angry heart, scornful and scarred

Angel, forgive this man gone mad

Angel, forgive this mad, mad man

Angel heal - his angry heart



Jonathan Auerbach - HEARD
Jonathan Auerbach

Lyrics

The owl rides, rides with the hawk

Moths fly at the moon

All that crawl, crawl or walk

Find darkness at noon...

Pitch black on the Pontchartrain

Noah built the ark before the rain...


Fireflies pass their torch

Waters take the levee 

End of days on our back porch 

For Maris, me and the sea 


Turn your gaze from the beach

Old Medusa is on the rise

Don’t watch the day go out of reach

Darling, dry your eyes...

Dead hot on the Delta plain

Noah built the Ark before the rain...


Fireflies pass their torch

Waters take the levee 

End of days on our back porch 

For Maris, me and the sea  


Driving down the distance 

Coming 'round to feed 

Voodoo wind out of Port Au Prince 

Dance me lover, this hour of need… 

 

Fireflies pass their torch

Waters take the levee

End of days on our back porch

For Maris, me and the sea



Jonathan Auerbach - HEARD
Jonathan Auerbach

Lyrics

Brave boy, brave girl

Lend me your ear

Let flag unfurl

You shall hear

An American story

Sworn to defend

The snap of Old Glory

On that liberty wind


Brave woman, Brave man 

There's an end to this 

There is an end  

Brave woman, Brave man  - Ooh Rah! 


Brave boy, brave girl

From first trainee

Up the chain of command

Keepin' us free

Bold on patrol

At costs so dear

You're a sight to see

Read me loud and clear


Brave woman, Brave man 

There's an end to this 

There is an end

Brave woman, Brave man  - Ooh Rah! 


Brothers and sisters, comrades in arms

The proud and the few  

Doin' it for you...

 

Brave woman, Brave man

There's an end to this

There is an end

 

Brave woman, Brave man

There's an end to this

There is an end

 

Brave woman, Brave man

Brave woman, Brave man

Brave woman, Brave man



Jonathan Auerbach - HEARD
Jonathan Auerbach

Lyrics

Beatrice dreams a gentle man

Comes for her like movies do

Sleeps it off best she can

Desperate to grab a few

 

Nightingale, to tell the truth

She never sang the better music  

Badly winged, this bird of youth   

She never sang the better music

 

Beatrice got the blacks and blues

On night shift until dawn

Stays voiceless through the evening news

They say the battle lines were drawn

 

Paid the piper two long years
She never sang the better music


He called the tune, the man upstairs

She never sang the better music

 

From wedding day, in full swing

The unheard cry, the unseen thing...

 

Beatrice caught him full of booze

Saw an end to her nightmare

Made her husband dead man shoes

Shoved him down a flight of stairs

 

Hell-bent on heaven bound

She never sang the better music

Eye-for-eye without a sound

She never sang the better music

But she’s singin’ now – sound and fury

She singin’ now the better music

Singin’ now – sound and fury

She singin’ now the better music



Jonathan Auerbach - HEARD
Jonathan Auerbach

Lyrics

Why do you stay

Caring more to go

Smiling not to fight

Living day-to-day

Why do you stay, girl

More apart than you show

Taking to flight to get out of my way

 

Think twice about staying strong

Thin ice, and you need to fall through

Think twice, girl, about holding on

Thin ice between you and the dream of someone new

 

Why toss me a line

Embracing your new belief

Pretending you're here and perfectly fine

Why toss me a line, girl

Knowing time is a thief

Your making it clear you're no longer mine

 

Think twice about staying strong

Thin ice, and you need to fall through  - you know it’s true

Think twice, girl, about holding on

Thin ice between you and the dream of someone new

 

No need to fight what you simply can't control

See, my dear, I let you go...

I release you, love

 

Think twice about staying strong

Thin ice, you need to fall through – yeah, you know you do

Think twice, girl, about holding on

Thin ice between you and the dream of someone new

 

Thin ice between you and the dream of, oh, darlin’…

Someone new -- It’s only thin ice

Thin ice, girl and I let you go... go...