Love On Holiday Vol​.​4

by Holiday Music Motel

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Recorded at the Holiday Music Motel, Sturgeon Bay, WI during Love On Holiday 2015 by Steve Hamilton, Steve Smith, and Barrett Tasky. Produced by pat mAcdonald, the engineers, and the artists themselves. Mastering by Steve Hamilton. Digital editing by pat mAcdonald. Cover art by pat mAcdonald. Air Traffic Control melaniejane. Additional assistance Teresa Young, Teflon, Tony Menzer and Tarl Knight. Thank you to all of the contributing visual artists who took a leap of faith to participate in this melodious collaboration!!! Special thanks to Third Avenue Playhouse for their generous cooperation and never-ending support.

*** contributing visual artists include: Dawn Patel, Joe Kaftan, Kirsten Logerquist, Kelly Avenson, Stephanie Trenchard, Angela Lensch, Debbra MacDonald, Lori Wier, Ty Helbach, Jeremy Popelka

For more information, please visit www.HolidayMusicMotel.com.
To see the artwork that inspired the songs, please visit www.HolidayMusicMotel.com/LOH2015artwork

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released February 12, 2016

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Track Name: Smile
If your love for me’s a grain of sand upon the shore
My love for you’s a thousand beaches more
If your love for me’s a gentle breeze upon my skin
My love for you’s a thousand storming winds

Chorus:
For you, I’d walk a thousand miles
For you, I’d walk a thousand miles if you will only smile

If your love for me’s a candle’s flame to keep me warm
My love for you’s a thousand burning suns

Chorus

Well, a grain of sand can change the tide
And a breeze can clear the cloudy skies
And a candles flame can light the darkest nights
Still, all you have to do for me is smile
Track Name: It's Not Good to Feel Bad
If they had an award
For feeling sad and bored
I’d be first runner up
Because I never win
When I’ve sighed all my sighs
With my downcast eyes
I look up with surprise
‘Cause I never saw this before
No I never saw this before

It’s not good to feel bad
Not good to feel bad

There’s no way to open the door
If I can’t talk to you anymore
Such a love we could have
And I want to get it back
So come on let’s get it back
So come on let’s get it back

It’s not good to feel bad
It’s not good to feel bad (x2)

Me
You
Us
Two
Us together
Open the door

Me
You
Us
Two
Us together
Open the door

There’s a new world in my heart
And it’s beautiful

It’s not good to feel bad
Track Name: She is Wet
She is wet
She is wet
She just broke the surface uh huh
She is wet
She is wet
Just like a passionate kiss uh huh

She is wet
She intends to go down
She is wet
She’s a treasure to be found

She is wet
She is wet
She’s in over her head uh huh
She is wet
She is wet
Was it something he said uh huh
She is wet
Washing off all her regret
She is wet
For how dirty she might get

Snorkel dorkle doo uh huh
Scuba dooba too uh huh

She is wet
She is wet
She is sun kissed and fit uh huh
She is wet
She is wet
She’s as sweet as they get uh huh
She is wet
Goggle mask you see through
She is wet
And she’s looking right at you
Track Name: Surrender to the Fantasy
There you are, my long-awaited love
You’re the one I have been dreaming of
Finally found what I was looking for
You and me, we’re not alone anymore

Don’t know how, but I found you now

Chorus:
Don’t mess with destiny
Darling we were meant to be
We could have the galaxy
Surrender to the fantasy

Love’s a song, and we both know the tune
See the world from far beyond the moon
Let them talk, we won’t hear what they say
We will be a million light years away

The time is right, be mine tonight

Chorus

Don’t know what you’re running from
A love like this comes one in a millennium
An unexpected story, a love so extraordinary
Exhilarating and a little bit scary
Like Romeo and Juliet we’re two of a kind
When we touch it’s supernova gonna blow ya mind
I see it in your eyes I know you feel it too
Star-crossed lovers got nothing on me and you
Track Name: Life in Stone
On my life, I swore I never meant to harm you, cause you any pain
Oh my love, my soul, my bed, I swore upon my children’s head in vain

I’ll be by your side
There’s more than meets the eye here
Don’t wanna live this life
In stone

Take your name, the games you play, your tricks aren’t working on me anymore
All the plans you made don’t mean a thing to me, it’s not worth fighting for

Cast my dreams aside
You’ll look but you won’t find me
Don’t wanna live this life
In stone

Suffer my life for you
Our love was never true
Tortured my path for you
Go find someone new

On my life, I swore I never meant to harm you, cause you any pain
In sickness and in health for rich or poor but you don’t own me anymore

It’s time to cut the ties
We’ve said our last goodbye
Water turns to wine
I’m gone.

Suffer my life for you
Our love was never true
Tortured my path for you
Go find someone new
Track Name: Lady Behind the Glass
I want to be somebody real
Not just a figure in a photograph
Searching for something I can feel
Don’t want to be the lady behind the glass

I want to be somebody else
I want to break a window through this mask
Not just a still-life of myself
Don’t want to be the lady behind the glass

You made this, now break this
So you can see you’re beautiful

Stuck inside a still reflection
In a block of frozen tears
Hiding from your imperfections
Through the glass, you’re crystal clear

You made this, now break this
So you can see you’re beautiful
If you can create this
I know that you can escape this
Track Name: Will You Love Me Back
When all your leaves have fallen
And the winter turns you cold
And days are getting shorter
And we start feeling old
When we’re weighted down with worry
And the ice begins to crack
Will you love me back?

When the world won’t have you
And you’re feeling like a ghost
And your heart’s been broken
By the ones you trust the most
And I come to your rescue
When they tie you to the track
Will you love me back?
Will you love me back?

If you start to wonder when
You see the hand you hold
And the dealer’s holding aces
And you feel like you should fold
And I’m still betting on you
Even though the deck is stacked
Will you love me back?
Will you love me back?

And when the house is empty
And all the kids are grown
And everyone is busy
With families of their own
And I’m still here beside you
In the final act
Will you love me back?
Will you love me back?
Track Name: Love is in Bloom
Chorus:
Love is in bloom, can you feel me
I am a flower, you’re my queen bee
I’m hearing songbirds all around, now
Whether it’s raining or it’s shining
You give the clouds a silver lining
Just follow this rainbow, oh oh oh

My heart goes “zoom”
Every time you walk in the room
Ooh, pretty please
Babe, you got me down on my knees

Babe, you got me down on my knees
You got me down on my knees
You got me down on my knees

Chorus

Bing, bang, boom
This is a hot air balloon
High above, take a ride
My love, we can fly

Up into the sky we will fly
Into the sky we will fly
Into the sky we will fly

Fly, fly, fly, fly

Up into the sky we will fly
Into the sky we will fly
Into the sky we will fly

Chorus x2

Oh
Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh
Track Name: All We Got is Each Other
Baby if I lost my way
Tell me would you stay and understand
Do you, do you feel me in your soul
You’re the only one who knows me as I am
And love will command

All we got is each other
All we got is each other
In a world gone mad you do what you can
To hang on on on on on

Hold on, after all that we’ve been through
We can always wake up to a brand new day
I know, it seems easy to let go
But you’ve got my hand to hold when skies are grey
Come on, keep the faith

All we got is each other
All we got is each other
In a world gone mad you do what you can
To hang on on on on on

In the gridlock of our minds
Beyond the grey and blue
The sun is shining through
Track Name: If Love, Then Mercy
You found me in the shadows
Still your eyes met mine
And out of the valley
To release so divine
When I’m not worthy
Your grace will return me
If love, if love then mercy too

Heaven won’t show through the clothes I wear
No gold or pearls will take me there
When I’m not worthy
Your grace will return me
If love, if love then mercy too

You weren’t there in the temple
You weren’t there with the saints
You weren’t there in the circle
Throwing stones at my shame
But at the top of the mountain
If I sing out your name
There is love, there is love
And mercy too

There is love
There is love
Through the wrong and the right
In the darkest of nights there is love
And I know in my bones
We are never alone
There is love, there is love
And mercy too
If love, if love
Then mercy too
Track Name: True Love's Guitar
Seventeen years and seventeen days
Since your love has gone away
Things here haven’t been quite the same
For seventeen years and seventeen days

This train I ride came off its track
Never knew love could hurt like that
Walkin’ on foot ain’t gettin’ me far
How long will it take to get where you are

Another one of life’s cruel twists of fate
Feels like these chains have tripled in weight
If somehow I could summon the strength I lack
Cuz lovin’ you ain’t never gonna bring you back

And though I try to live my life
Like a child I hide under a starlit sky
But I don’t wish upon your star
I know where you are true love’s guitar

Seventeen years and seventeen days
Since God took your love away
Things here haven’t been quite the same
For seventeen years and seventeen days

Though I try to live my life
Like a child I hide under a starlit sky
But I don’t wish upon your star
I know where you are true love’s guitar

But I don’t wish upon your star
I know where you are true love’s guitar
Track Name: Door to Nowhere
Standin’ ‘round the wrong part of town
Can’t see nothing with my head hagin’ down
Too many choices darlin’ when you’re not around
Lord don’t let me take that door to nowhere

My heart is heavy, my will is weak
Hot and dizzy, can hardly speak
Down in that alley, I’m beggin’ you please
Don’t let me take
Lord don’t let me take that door to nowhere

Save me from my own temptation
Lift me up in transformation
Do not drink from the Devil’s Cup
Spread your wings and lift me up
Track Name: Meta 6 + Duality in 3
I can’t tell you which way she is going
If she is wandering, worrying, or contemplating
All I know is it’s one of two paths
Lost in the labor and lost in the dance

Haunted by the things left undone
Places not visited and dreams left untouched
But it’s one thing that’s keeping her here
Looking for love in the stratosphere

Worked all day ‘til the sunbeams went down
To the club where the play jazz in town
Smiling sweetly but only a glance
They never had the chance
Track Name: Lazy Lovers
Lover
Let’s take a holiday
Take a room in Sturgeon Bay
Where we can both be lazy
Lovers
Together
With a weekend by the sea
Where we can both be lazy
Lovers
Track Name: We Love This Town
Well, everybody’s talking ‘bout the big city
Well, yeah, they pack them together with the concrete, nitty-gritty
Well, we put our thoughts together in an itty bitty ditty
And it’s for you, whether you’re a council, or a board, or a committee

This is a small town, and this town is in our hands
When you say “beach” we think of children playing in the sand
We want kids at the park, not a place to park your van
We want a landmark, not a mark upon the land

Chorus:
We love this town, we love this place
This is our home, and you’re never going to take it away

Maybe to you we’re just a nuisance, maybe we’re only a band
Maybe we’re hippies and rebels, either way we’re taking a stand
If it’s only money that you want, well, we’ll be damned
If you trade our home and heritage for money in your hand

Chorus

We love this town, we love this place
We love our home, it has a name
Sturgeon Bay, we love this place
We love this town, and you’re never going to take it away
We love this town, and you’re never going to take it away
Track Name: Wade in for Your Love
Warm sand under my feet
Your sun-kissed skin, I like what I see
Take my hand, step with me
I’ll take the plunge, so tell me are you the one

Should I wade in for your love

Waiting for your love

So if I had my say
I’d be with you night and day
Summer love, we’ll find a way

Am I in too deep or tell me should I keep

Waiting for your love

I’m begging you please
Oh the suspense is killing me
Track Name: Rainbows
This is where it all began
Writing words with my left hand
This is what I learned in school
Beaten down with a twelve inch rule
Beaten down with a twelve inch rule

Made me mad but I got wise
You can fall or you can rise
Charity wears a dark disguise
Angels clawing out the devil’s eyes
Angels clawing out the devil’s eyes

Don’t be afraid of rainbows

You won’t see me in a magazine
Face was burned with kerosene
You can’t run and you can’t scream
When you’ve got seven mouths to feed
When you’ve got seven mouths to feed

Don’t be afraid of rainbows

This is not a trail of tears
No plastic flowers for souvenirs
Just scares and bruises, starry eyes
Pretty hearts and butterflies
Pretty hearts and butterflies

Don’t be afraid of rainbows
Don’t be afraid of rainbows
Don’t be afraid of rainbows
Track Name: Cosmic Soul
There is a light in you, drawing me in for more
And you smile at me – and my guard is gone
If you could feel the love you stir in me you’d know
You are not alone

We get lost in our own charade (sometimes)
And fears of the future
I can’t promise you forever, but we’ll always hold together

You will feel the love in ways you’d never know
We’re one cosmic soul

Love rain down on this cosmic soul

We get lost in our own charade sometimes
Fearing the future
I can’t promise you forever, but we’re always held together
And when you feel the love stir in me you’ll know
Track Name: Tallest of Trees
Whirlwinds out throwing seeds
Blooms grow up from debris

Randomly side by side
Seasons will fall and rise

We ask for no more than this
Soil so rich, to grow

Roots growing shoots
And limbs bearing leaves with fruit

It’s just you and me
The tallest of trees

And time will strip our leaves
No rhyme or reason here to grieve

Baby it’s a simple fact
That all we lose can grow back, soon

If we want it to

Yes we’re stuck here I guess
What looks like a mess, are roots

If they dig then they’ll find
That we’re both entwined, from youth

It’s just you and me, tallest of trees

An empty nest that used to sing
The eggs that hatched will miss the spring

Underneath the overcast
The dawn is slow, the dusk is fast

The lightning will flash
And then comes the crash

But if they dig there they’ll find
That I’m still entwined, with you

It’s just you and me, the tallest of trees
It’s just you and me, the tallest of trees
Track Name: True Love
I was afraid that love wouldn’t find me
Wasting my time givin’ it away
Beautiful girls are too often lonely
To settle for less is a high price to pay

You held up a mirror, brought music to my life
Feeling growing stronger every day

True love true love true love
Sharing
One heart one heart one heart
We are
Two stars two stars two stars
Shining bright
Our love will survive
It won’t stop when we die
‘Cause we are one heart one heart one heart
Sharing true love true love

You’re the one who let me be the real me
I promise to love you eternally
Together we’re strong, we can move mountains
Our passion could fuel a million stars

You held up a mirror, brought music to my life
Feeling growing stronger every day

True love true love true love
Sharing
One heart one heart one heart
We are
Two stars two stars two stars
Shining bright
Our love will survive
It won’t stop when we die
‘Cause we are one heart one heart one heart
Sharing true love true love
Track Name: Easy to Love
Got a phone call from my sister-in-law
About a wedding that was goin’ down
I don’t know the bride, I don’t know the groom
But I know everybody else in this town
You gonna see them smiling when they’re lookin’ at me
Like I’m some angel comin’ down from above
‘Cause when I step out on the dance floor, I’m easy to love

Chorus:
Yes I’m easy to love
Yes I’m easy to love
See me step out on that dance floor
I’m easy to love

Just got hit on by a friend of my mom
She was hanging all night by the bar
She couldn’t resist when she saw me do the twist
And I don’t even play the guitar
But I can do the chicken and the cupid and the slide
And the hustle, I do all the above
When I step out on that dance floor, I’m easy to love

Chorus

Nobody minds that I never been to church
They tell me I’m a spirited guy
When they see me watusi, spinnin’ like a top
Swingin’ it from side to side
I don’t need a partner, I’m doin’ alright
People see me and they can’t get enough
When I step out on that dance floor, I’m easy to love

Chorus

When I step out on that dance floor, I’m easy to love
When I step out on that dance floor, I’m easy to love
Track Name: Why Not Me?
A room full of people and I don’t care. I got a
Clean white shirt and a brand new haircut.
What’s it gonna hurt? How bad can it be? Well,
Why not me?

If you are the first one out on the dance floor dancin’
What’s the worst thing that can possibly happen?
I just got a burst of energy, so
Why not me?

You got to dance with somebody so why not me?
You got to dance with somebody so why not me?

I like your dress and your smile. With whom
Do I have the pleasure of speaking? I’m shy,
But I’m not the least-good-looking guy in the
Room so why … why not me?

You got to dance with somebody so why not me?
You got to dance with somebody so why not me?

I took a shower and my breath smells just like toothpaste
Just like everybody else in this place.
I got starch in my pleats and I’m dressed to the T, so ?
Why not me?

This music sucks but the food’s alright.
My friends had plans, but I didn’t want to fight about it.
You need a partner and I can’t leave so
Why not me?

I had been warned that dancing is the Devil’s amusement
And as I danced alone in the crowd He spoke to me:

I step up and though I may not own it
I will reveal the feel
And shortly after you’ve been shown it
We will all congeal

And when all the other kids are singing my praises
You can say you were first
Dance floors and various stages
And where the legend occurs

So I hit it just right and I lock it in tight
I learn to love the burn
We’re celebrating your coronation
At the head of the firm

You gotta dance with somebody so why not me?
You got to dance with somebody so why not me?
You got to dance with somebody so why not me?
Track Name: Steady as She Goes
Steady as she goes
Don’t lose your head over it
Even though she knows
This ship is sinking

Steady as she goes
This is a safe place
Waiting to explode
Better to save face

Oh, this is love
Oh, this is love

She’s been telling lies
Making up stories
Everything is fine
No need to worry

Oh, this is love
Oh, this is love
Oh, this is love

Broken hearts can fall apart
And even though it feels the sky is falling
Still she tells herself…

Steady as she goes
Steady as she goes
Steady as she goes…
Track Name: Icebound
Stillness comes through the night
Into the rise of the morning
Ice bound you are with me now
Unexpected without warning

Don’t think twice
My body is made of ice
Though I’m here today
I’m gonna melt away
But there’s no need for you
To feel like you’re going to lose

My love

High tide, lower voices
In the shadow of the moon
Red right and returning
Tomorrow comes too soon
Track Name: Lori's Fiddle
A fire lit, Alabama night
Burned and baptized, culture bleached white
A trail of tears, they push and shove
It broke her heart, but not her love

They gave her a tacky, dress to wear
But plastic flowers, provide no air
They cut her braids, with a kitchen knife
In that fake ass bullshit, part of life

Seven hearts, and a butterfly
She loved her babies, ‘til the day she died
She’d drive for hours, wait for days
Just to hear, that fiddle play

She loved to hear that fiddle sing
All the smiles and the joy it would bring

Seven hearts, and a butterfly
She loved her babies, ‘til the day she died
She’d drive for hours, wait for days
Just to hear, that fiddle play
Track Name: For Holiday
If my guitar had two arms with which to strum
It’d strum for anyone, any night or day
If my guitar had two hands with which to play
It’d have a message to relay, not just to stand upon the stage and collect its pay

If my piano had two legs with which to travel
It’d unravel itself to anyone along the freeway
If my piano had two feet with which to step
It’d strike a chord with those we met, and place a tear or a smile upon every face

Maybe through the years my guitar and my piano
Any note I ever played and any word I ever sang
Shall never change a life and never any person touch
Though, they changed me, they changed me, and that’s enough

If anyone has ever done the things I’ve done
They’d know the only thing worth doing is to love
If anyone has ever had the friends that I now have
They’d have a family if ever there was one

Maybe through the years all my friends and all my family
Any smiles we ever shared and any way they showed they cared
Shall never change the world with any song or story they have sung
Though, they changed me, they changed me

You changed me, you all changed me, and that’s called love
Track Name: Chik-Fil-a
Bah bah bah bah dah doo doo
Bah bah bah bah

Bah bah bah bah dah doo doo
Bah bah bah bah

Bah bah bah bah dah doo doo
Bah bah bah bah

Bah bah bah bah dah doo doo
Bah bah bah

How about we meet around the corner at a quarter to three
See if we have any chemisty
Maybe not
But we got
Time to kill

Put your finger under there
Pinch my nipple pull my hair
Let’s get sticky in the woo
You can chew my juicy fruit

Bah bah bah bah dah doo doo
Bah bah bah bah

Bah bah bah bah dah doo doo
Bah bah bah

You don’t have to pick your daughter up from school til quarter past three
Your wife is on another spending spree
Maybe not
But she’s got
A flat ass

And here’s your chance to slip away
We’ll park my car at Chick-fil-A
I’m not wearing any underwear
You’ll be in and outta there

Bah bah bah bah dah doo doo
Bah bah bah bah

Bah bah bah bah dah doo doo
Bah bah bah bah

Bah bah bah bah dah doo doo
Bah bah bah bah

Bah bah bah bah dah doo doo
Bah bah bah

Spoken Sex Interlude…
Phone rings
Barrett: “Shit that’s my wife…Hi honey I’m at Chick-fil-A……legs or breasts”

Bah bah bah bah dah doo doo
Bah bah bah
Track Name: Get Out of My Face (I Love U)
This is a little tender love song I wrote for me gal

Get out of my face
Get out of my face
Get out of my face
Get out of my face

Get out of my face
Get out of my face
Get out of my face
Get out of my face

Yeah

Get out of my face
Get out of my face
Get out of my face
Get out of my face

I love you
Track Name: If We Never Go to Sleep
Oh my dear
I never call you dear
Nor call you baby, nor look into your eyes, I never
Touch your weary empty arms
I’m not susceptible to your false alarms,
Not sympathetic to your Western woes
I don’t admire the life you chose,
But when I’m
Tired I cook your dinner
And every Sunday I wash your clothes

Oh my dear
I’ll buy your smokes
But the Kessler’s running low
I’m so tired of working all these hours
And I’m afraid we’ll lose our power
You’re the only thing I have,
And you won’t let me hold you tight
And when we go to sleep
You turn your back to me all night

Let’s have a drink
Here’s to another night
We drink and sing and dance until the
Morning light

And we’ll say things we don’t mean
And we’ll make promises we’ll never keep
And we won’t feel like shit tomorrow if we
Never go to sleep

I was asleep and had a dream
That I was sleeping and I dreamed
That I called out your name and you loved me
With all the passion in your soul
And then I dreamed that I awoke
Called out your name, again you came to me
And then I woke up and felt nothing
I turned my back to you and went back to sleep

I lay awake
I’m in a state
All the ghostly shapes
Of the mistakes we’ve made
And all the things that we’ve been through
These common traps have got us caught
We could be happy
But we’re not
I hope another man
Doesn’t set you free
Because I need you here with me

Let’s have a drink…

Let’s have a drink…

Let’s have a drink…