Jonathan Auerbach

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Jonathan Auerbach

Lyrics

Orange glow on your face

Skin so warm from the fire place

All alone, drinking wine

Touch for touch,  you feel so fine


Excellent years - The only ones we got

Our excellent years

You only get one shot


Hour to hour, night turns to day

Remembering the first time you wanted to stay

Lying together, you still give me that look

Finding each other was all it took


Excellent years - The only ones we got

Our excellent years

You only get one shot


Never once thought we’d ever deny

Our feelings of devotion and desire

Silences shared speak a strong reply

Time in love is all we require


Cold outside, but we’re keepin’ warm

Staying inside, just letting it storm

So much to cherish and celebrate

Thank you, angel, for making it great


Excellent years - The only ones we got

Our excellent years

You only get one shot


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Jonathan Auerbach

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Seven veils to lift away

Tarot card in the bustier

Fortunes told pay-to-play

Took my chance with Mistress Tess

And fell in trance

Trance rhythm


Held my eye, caught my mind

Made me the captivated kind

Cast a spell of love is blind

Charmed by chance with Mistress Tess

And fell in trance

Trance rhythm


She gets in my system

So deeply bewitchin’

I’m in trance rhythm


Sexy voice like honey clover

Gypsy hex that took me over

Wrapping ‘round me like a lover

Had no chance with Mistress Tess

And fell in trance

Trance rhythm


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Jonathan Auerbach

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Woman chasing down dreams tried hard to make a deal

Broken down it seems on the big city wheel

There’ll be no podium

For Lily of the Valium

No podium

For Lily of the Valium


Keeps her own company, she’ll never telephone

By herself you see so she’ll never be alone

It’s her asylum

Lily of the Valium

Her asylum

Lily of the Valium


Greets the day anew, so many things to do

But voices in her head say better stay in bed

It’s her anthem

Lily of the Valium

Her anthem

Lily of the Valium


One thing for sure, she learned a lesson first

Found an easy cure, life no longer has to hurt

Blossom on the stem

Lily of the Valium

Lady of the millennium

Lily of the Valium

A walking requiem

Lily of the Valium

Just a walking requiem

Lily of the Valium


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Jonathan Auerbach

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What would you give for just one more day?

What would you pay to live one more day?

Past midnight in the half light at dawn

It’s a miracle, baby, if nothing goes wrong


There goes the night - slipping away

Hold on tight for one more day

Here comes the light - slipping away

Hold on tight for one more day


What would you say with just one more night

Who would you turn to, if only to make things right

On a ledge, pushed right to the brink

Step off the edge, you’ll be gone in a blink


There goes the night - slipping away

Hold on tight for one more day

Here comes the light - slipping away

Hold on tight for one more day


Never relinquish your claim

Never extinguish your flame


There goes the night - slipping away

Hold on tight for one more day

Here comes the light - slipping away

Hold on tight for one more day


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Jonathan Auerbach

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Lying in bed we had a passionate fight

She turned away,  I turned off the light

Graceless words taking their toll

Careless of cost to body and soul


So tonight we just count the hours

Come tomorrow use all of our powers

She’ll light the candles,  I’ll bring home flowers

We’ll keep counting our lucky stars


Love isn’t a trade or a deal you clinch

You don’t get nothin’ if you don’t give an inch

We’ve been bruised trying to make a change

Can happen to you, too, it isn’t anything strange


So tonight we just count the hours

Come tomorrow use all of our powers

She’ll light the candles,  I’ll bring home flowers

We’ll keep counting our lucky stars


There are things you can’t handle, try all of your powers

Still she lights the candles,  I bring home the flowers

People get lost, that’s just life

Making their way through struggle and strife

Don’t want a miracle or no lottery win.

Just hoping that someday our ship comes in


So tonight we just count the hours

Come tomorrow use all of our powers

She’ll light the candles,  I’ll bring home flowers

We’ll keep counting our lucky stars


Gotta keep on counting…your lucky stars


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Jonathan Auerbach

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For a sonnet or a rhyme, he asks a nickel or a dime

Helps keep him good and numb, he’s the Bard among the bums


Takes a swig against the rain, helps him entertain

A whiskey or a rum, he’s the Bard among the bums

The Bard among the bums


So you say you got the muse

It’s a gift you better nurse

Where go the poets we refuse

With their stranger kind of verse?


A line of Shakespeare or of Yeats, don’t matter where it’s from

For any passerby he waits, he’s the Bard among the bums

The Bard among the bums


So you say you got the muse

It’s a gift you better nurse

Where go the poets we refuse

With their stranger kind of verse?


He had a woman once and a family, too

But that’s another story, child,

They’ve disappeared from view

In a way he’s like you or me,

When the wind is at our backs

We dream of possibility

While falling through the cracks


For a sonnet or a rhyme, he asks a nickel or a dime

Helps get him good and numb, he’s the Bard among the bums

A whiskey or a rum, he’s the Bard among the bums

The Bard among the Bums


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Jonathan Auerbach

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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 see you trapped, I watch 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 fall 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


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Jonathan Auerbach

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For so long I was aimless just wandering around

It took you to claim me from the lost and found


So darling, I do promise to hold you from all harm

And warm you in the circle the circle of my arms


Times when I have faltered you have picked me up

And when the well went dry you filled a loving cup


So darling, I do promise to hold you from all harm

And warm you in the circle the circle of my arms


If today I founder and barely keep afloat

Come the night I capsize you’ll be my rescue boat


So darling, I do promise to hold you from all harm

And warm you in the circle the circle of my arms


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Jonathan Auerbach

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Crazy in the head, lazy in bed

Go take that fall, don’t care at all,

Let there be no doubt, you wanna check out

I don’t need that jive, I won’t take that dive


I’m outta here… On overdrive

24.7.365

This is goodbye


Lousy at life, you slipped with the knife

Let there be no doubt, you wanna check out

I don’t care at all, go take that fall

I don’t need that jive, won’t take that dive


I’m outta here…On overdrive

24.7.365

This is goodbye


Don’t try to come out of that hole you hide in

From under your black sun it’s all original sin


I’m outta here…On overdrive

24.7.365

This is goodbye


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Jonathan Auerbach

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I get lost sometimes in the wild unknown

Though I know you won’t let me wander too far

You point the way and I’m less alone

You’re my True North, you’re my pole star


It’s a restless life and I’m bound to roam

By your lights I’m gonna guide me home

Coming home to you, my love, then I’m gone again

On a restless life


When I gotta break away I spin my compass

Set my course and make a home-in-motion

Yeah, I’m hungry for a taste of the tempest

Still you’re my beacon on a stormy ocean


It’s a restless life and I’m bound to roam

By your lights I’m gonna guide me home

Coming home to you, my love, then I’m gone again

On a restless life


Why go over there, why go anywhere?

Maybe you dug a rut or did you hear the call

The call of the wild is a dangerous thing

It’ll summon your soul like a bird on the wing


It’s a restless life and I’m bound to roam

By your lights I’m gonna guide me home

Coming home to you, my love, then gone again

On a restless life


The wind is no wilder…than this restless life I’m living

It’s a restless life


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Jonathan Auerbach

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We were making love today

Not quite believing, a little bit deceiving

Told a couple of lies, but hey,

We’re under revision, got to make a decision


Cause the heart is long, long in receiving

The words are wrong – did you feel something leaving?

The heart is long, long in receiving


We were faking love today

What’s that old tune about a Liar’s Moon?

Can you feel us slip away

We both know it’s time to let it go


Cause the heart is long, long in receiving

The words are wrong – did you feel something leaving?

The heart is long, long in receiving