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Love On Holiday Vol. 8

by Holiday Music Motel

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1.
Words to You 03:23
My dear one, I was afraid that if I wrote you You would think I was being too sentimental. The lost art of pen to paper, The feel of those paragraphs coming together, It’s like music, but better. (That’s a lie. Music is better.) Letters in my hands Stamps in my heart Many times I’ve tried to send these words to you Running out of ink Running out of room Running out of time to send these words to you What can I do? But regardless, I wanted to let you know That I think of you with such consistency Caught up in the thought of your gorgeous symmetry And at times you make me feel that my heart is in its infancy Endless and open to the brilliance of you. Letters in my hands Stamps in my heart Many times I’ve tried to send these words to you Running out of ink Running out of room Running out of time to send these words to you What can I do? And the truth of the matter is, and I hope it’s okay that I tell you this, My heart leaps into my throat every time I check the mail. Pages you’ve touched and words you’ve brought together Just because you care, and for a moment, I find my center Because the best thing about you writing me a letter Is that it’s you And you’re writing me a letter Letters in my hands Stamps in my heart Many times I’ve tried to send these words to you Running out of ink Running out of room Running out of time to send these words to you What can I do?
2.
At the end of the day / You are my favorite thing You’re so far away / And you’re missing everything When the sun goes down / And you’re out of town I’ve got no one to talk to / Except for the cat Lean it up on your pillow / Adjusting the brightness In the darkness you will be / The last thing I see When the sun goes down / And you’re not around I just want your touch Don’t leave me easy Oh it’s been freezing Without you here I’m losing my mind Don’t leave me easy Go on believing That everything is fine March, April, May / Counting down the days Until we meet again / But I’m nearly out of patience When the sun comes up / I fill two coffee cups I don’t want to break / Our morning routine Don’t leave me easy Oh it’s been freezing Without you here I’m losing my mind Don’t leave me easy Go on believing That everything is fine Be good to me Take care baby And I’ll talk to you tomorrow night Don’t leave me easy Oh it’s been freezing Without you here I’m losing my mind Don’t leave me easy Go on believing That everything is fine At the end of the day You are my favorite thing
3.
Sometimes I feel like I got nothing left in me. No appetite for the fight. Just let me be. Sometimes I feel like I got no faith of my own. I need someone to show me I’m not alone. Oh, baby girl, there’s so much beauty I wish that you could see. Every inch of you’s what makes you YOU and fits you perfectly. Gotta take a minute, look within, yeah, yeah, cuz honestly: You got it, babe. You got this, babe. Who do you want me to be? I say, YOU already got whatcha need. (I’m sorry.) WHOO WHOO. No, no, no apologies. Okay, yeah, right. I got it, babe. You got it, babe. So what you’re saying is I don’t need to play this game. That’s right. Let’s break these chains of shame. No fear. No blame. Been shedding tears in the MIR. Been wastin’ all my time. Not gonna let no “COULDA, SHOULDA, WOULDA, BARRACUDA, ATTITUDE-A, BUDDHA” rule my life. Oh baby girl, you got a fire in you. Let it burn. Gonna make mistakes. I don’t give a fuck. Water off a duck. Live and learn. Sooner or later some “Babe haters” gonna try to knock you down. But you’re a goddess, babe. And you got this, babe. WHOO. You gotta do what you feel. WHOO. Now tell me what do you feel. YOU got no, no need to appeal (to no one). YEAH, you got it, babe. You got this, babe. WHOO. Do you wanna be free? YOU already got what you need. WHOO. No, no, no apologies (to no one). YEAH. We got it, babe. We got this, babe.
4.
Tilting 02:41
Funky dunky dookie stain Freaky leaky seeping green A land that’s filled with unclean needs Free the pus-filled acne Unsterile like the goo from the Bottoms of our shoes Patter pitter pick up litter Chatter chitter about going green Recycling and cycling, Keep your body moving and grooving with the tuning of the fork to your mouth Get aroused By the hand-me-down of your mother’s blouse The landfill brought your house to the top of the hill And now we’re tilting Now we’re tilting Now we’re tilting The bad in humanity is built in Now we’re tilting Now we’re tilting The bad in humanity is built in You’re acting like a chicken cause you’re funking cluckers Cause the earth is trying to chill and you’re trynna rush er And I wanna see green but there’s blue above er Made it corporate on the hill With the money clutter And the tree slides lower every year on its side Are you seeing what I’m seeing, dirty air in the sky Build a bigger building just to show there’s something to hide More lies in disguise as I look in your eyes Pop a pretty piping pimple very simple Fiddle me a riddle for the little Nibble nibble so many fishies for your killin’ And we tilting Now we’re tilting Now we’re tilting The bad in humanity is built in Now we’re tilting Now we’re tilting The bad in humanity is built in The world is going diggity down We’re only giving to the future frowns We’re just an army of clowns We just keep trashing the town With shit we’re throwing around Now we’re tilting Now we’re tilting Now we’re tilting The bad in humanity is built in Now we’re tilting Now we’re tilting The bad in humanity is built in Now we’re tilting Now we’re tilting The bad in humanity is built in
5.
I can see that you’re looking at me and I’m looking at you and we’re looking at each other In your whitewashed jeans and your gap-toothed smile, you’ll be fine for a while by the looks of your mother I can see you got plenty to hide. You’d keep it locked up inside if it wasn’t for the alcohol You found the door and I got the key Serve you something sweeter than Hennessey and Aperol You’re taking my heart on a carnival ride. But if you wanna be mine you’ll need an education. You’re gonna get a crash course in Freakification. You’re wearing the veil but we see right through to the things that you do when you think you’re being sneaky We know what you like. You’re fooling nobody else, you’re only fooling yourself. We all know you’re kinda freaky You’re taking my heart on a carnival ride. But if you wanna be mine you’ll need an education. You’re gonna get a crash course in Freakification. FREAK-I-FI-CATION FREAK-I-FI-CATION I’ll be the rabbit and you be the hat. It’s as simple as that. Are you ready for the trickening? I’ll bring in the clowns and the monkeys too. They’ll be dancing for you. Do you hear me? Are you listening? You’re taking my heart on a carnival ride. But if you wanna be mine you’ll need an education. You’re gonna get a crash course in Freakification. FREAK-I-FI-CATION FREAK-I-FI-CATION FREAK-I-FI-CATION FREAK-I-FI-CATION
6.
Uh, hey, like, so whatdya think of it, the show, pretty rockin’, right? Oh, y- Our new album’s coming out next week. Oh, yeah, I mean, it was, it was cool, I guess, um, but, that’s a, that’s a really nice guitar. You think you’re hot. You think you’re cool. I hate to say you’re not and you shoulda stayed in school. You’d have a better chance at packing this place. If you played the next set with a bag on your face. Everybody knows, everybody, -body knows that you’re a poser, p-p-p-poser Everybody knows, everybody, -body knows that you’re a poser I know you think that you’re a rockstar But your guitar is sexier than you are Your songs suck. Your band’s a disgrace. Your ham-fisted riffs are all over the place. I heard you sing, it was really pitchy, dude It made me lose my boner, took me out of the mood Everybody knows, everybody, -body knows that you’re a poser, p-p-p-poser Everybody knows, everybody, -body knows that you’re a poser I know you think that you’re a rockstar But your guitar is sexier than you are I know you think that you’re a rockstar But your guitar is sexier than you are You call that shredding? Like, what’s with those licks? Your bitch ass is just here for the chicks. You really think that amp will fit in my car? Got no room for you, but I’ll take the guitar. Everybody knows, everybody, -body knows that you’re a poser, p-p-p-poser Everybody knows, everybody, -body knows that you’re a poser I know you think that you’re a rockstar But your guitar is sexier than you are I know you think that you’re a rockstar But your guitar is sexier than you are I know you think that you’re a rockstar But your guitar is sexier than you are I know you think that you’re a rockstar But your guitar is sexier than you are
7.
The worst part is I know what you mean You done your job setting the scene Raising the roof like a roof-raising machine Sending the groove selling the dream The best part is I know what you are You ain’t looking to rest you don’t need to restart You talk with your chest speak from the heart Forget about the rest you’re a true piece of art Let them talk let them laugh just commotion Because you put love in motion You can fix you can heal the broken Because you put love in motion You get around tease all the men They go run and hide when you count to ten You back that thing up where it doesn’t make sense Violators towed at the owners’ expense Let them talk let them laugh just commotion Because you put love in motion You can fix you can heal the broken Because you put love in motion You know that we know that you don’t know You know that we know that you don’t know You know that we know that you don’t know You know that we know that you don’t know Let them talk let them laugh just commotion Because you put love in motion You can fix you can heal the broken Because you put love in motion Let them talk let them laugh just commotion Because you put love in motion You can fix you can heal the broken Because you put love in motion
8.
James: She says, “This place brings me down. There must be something more than here.” Lillie: Is there somewhere love can grow And opportunity shines clear / Both: something better All: Everything you want is in this moment Show me who you are, you’ve got to own it We could love, cast your stone in with me All w/ harms: The golden age is now, the offer’s standing We are all endowed, our house is empty Across that line is everything we seek Lillie: He came from a broken home He took the five fifteen to town James: She walks through the city gates As she passes by, he looks out / Both: at something better All: Everything you want is in this moment Show me who you are, you’ve got to own it We could love, cast your stone in with me All w/ harms: The golden age is now, the offer’s standing We are all endowed, our house is empty Across that line is everything we seek There’s still time before we part Still a chance for a change of heart There’s still time for something better (something better) James & Lillie: Everything you want is in this moment Show me who you are, you’ve got to own it We could love, cast your stone in with me All: The golden age is now, the offer’s standing We are all endowed, our house is empty Across that line is everything we seek Is everything we seek Is everything we seek (something better) Is everything we seek (something better) Is everything we seek (something better)
9.
Valentino 02:45
I’m hanging on your every word Reading in between the lines, Exclamation points, and commas What is really on your mind? Jumping to my own conclusions From your ink upon the page I’m a prisoner to your love And a prisoner I will stay OH Valentino! Your letters weren’t for me They were labeled RTS, with no return address And unknown addressee Oh Valentino! I found them laying in the street You made my heart a mess, I long for your caress And the day we finally meet I know I shouldn’t get excited By what a stranger has to say But my imagination Always carries me away I pretend my name is Susan And that my hair is colored red I dream that we are lovers When I am lying in my bed… OH Valentino! Your letters weren’t for me They were labeled RTS, with no return address And unknown addressee Oh Valentino! I found your letters, oh so sweet You made my heart a mess, I long for your caress And the day we finally meet You made my heart a mess, I long for your caress And the day we finally meet
10.
Never Sent 03:11
Said it in my head a thousand times Wrote them down in pen on jagged lines Sent them all away under a red sky But I’ll never get a reply Started off as a word or two Now I have a book dedicated to you Lust, it turns to misery I truly meant all the words I never sent I truly meant all the words I never sent Ahhhh, ahhhhhh Here I sit, as the days go by It seems there’ll never be a right time to try Lust, it turns to misery I truly meant all the words I never sent I truly meant all the words I never sent And it doesn’t matter anymore The letters are locked up in a drawer If you want to see, you hold the key Ahhhh, ahhhhhh If you want to see You hold the key If you want to see You hold the key Will you ever see? If I lost the key
11.
Laying on my pillow Won’t you tell me love is true In this dance that care forgot There’s nothing we must do Come a little bit closer Won’t you show me who you are Gazing in a broken mirror Just to see your face Lovers on a carousel We’re longing for embrace Come a little bit closer Won’t you show me who you are A starlit dance in a dark romance Two dreamers in a speeding car It’s not as tragic as it seems If I can see you in my dreams People go a lifetime Without ever finding love Taste it for a moment Then you never get enough Never get enough Never get enough If we get any higher Darlin’ we could kiss the stars A scarlet dance in a dark romance Two dreamers in a speeding car It’s not as tragic as it seems If I can see you in my dreams I can see you in my dreams I can see you in my dreams I can see you in my dreams
12.
Time Don’t pay no mind It creeps quiet Like a shadow on the wall Time Will not be kind Sooner or later It comes for us all Time don’t mind Time don’t pay no mind Soul Made of gold When you float across the water Like the sun Breathe and you’ll be free Sooner or later It takes everyone Time don’t mind Time don’t pay no mind Time don’t mind Time don’t pay no mind Time don’t mind Time don’t pay no mind
13.
It was dangerous They came for us We feared for our lives Hatred and anger Burned in their eyes Across the sea Liberty Her bright lantern shown We sailed the ocean Into the unknown Singing our song (Singing our song) To build a home again (Til the dawn) Taking your hand in mine (Hand in hand) Here we belong (Here we belong) Singing our song Singing our song (Singing our song) To build a home again (Til the dawn) Taking your hand in mine (Hand in hand) Here we belong (Here we belong) Singing our song (Singing our song) To build a home again (Til the dawn) Taking your hand in mine (Hand in hand) Here we belong (Here we belong) Singing our song
14.
I know you’re leaving in the morning light I know this timing isn’t quite right But I’ve, I’ve got to get this off my heart and my mind I’m well aware, I’m well aware I’m crossing the line Ohhhh, will you take me with you when you go, oh Will you take me with you when you go, oh Oh, you know, you know I gotta know Will you take me with you when you go? While you’re boxing up your memories You know you’re taking the best part of me If I go with you I remain complete Darlin’ don’t you want the whole thing Ohhhh, will you take me with you when you go, oh Will you take me with you when you go, oh Oh, you know, you know I gotta know Will you take me with you when you go? Will you take me with you when you go Will you take me with you when you go You know, you know I gotta know Will you take me with you when you go, oh Will you take me with you when you Will you take me with you when you Will you take me with you when you go?
15.
I can lie to your face or I can just lie to myself Just stop guessin’ what I want, The gifts you give, they will always tell Tell me less about you, and more about myself What you want is from the heart Oh it’s a start to something too soon Oh how you swoon But you haven’t even got a clue Just yet Don’t let yourself be a fool for a love that’s been misread I never knew leaving things unsaid would undo What is left I never knew leaving things unsaid would undo What is left I know what you want to hear but it ain’t half the truth Do I say it anyway Just to satisfy you I love you enough to let you down easy, It’s the best I can do I never knew leaving things unsaid would undo What is left I never knew leaving things unsaid would undo What is left I never knew leaving things unsaid would undo What is left I never knew leaving things unsaid would undo What is left
16.
I was walking down the street feeling kinda aimless Cupid pulled up and said tell me where to aim this You got blood on your shirt and said this is outrageous I’m sorry honey but love ain’t stainless You were shopping around looking for detergent I was the clerk you said this is kinda urgent When our eyes met my heart it started burning Honey I had a hunch That you would be returning ‘Cause you know I been talking about home And long goodbyes And moving on If you put love on a shelf It might need some dusting While it ain’t stainless It sure as hell ain’t rusting As long you’re there I’m happy doing nothing But if you’re struggling to swim you know damn well I’ll jump in ‘Cause you know I been talking about home And long goodbyes And holding on You and I and this long long road And our ordinary love Still going strong I’m still in this store 25 years later In this poor little heart lies a massive crater You’re not back yet but for you I’ll pardon lateness You bet the sweat off my back that love sure ain’t stainless You know I been talking about home And long goodbyes And holding on You and I and this long long road And our ordinary love Still going strong
17.
Sisters 03:02
Leanin’ on my sister cause I done lost my mister And I know that I can’t make it alone People talkin’ funny cause I ran out of honey And I been sittin’ here by the phone Well it’s over now, four leaf clover now, I’ll be alright You were so good to me Like I was in a movie With no sad ending in sight I was tryin’ to fake it But now I’m gonna shake it And find a way to sleep through the night Cause it’s over now, four leaf clover now, I’ll be alright Woah oh oh oh it’s over now, baby I know I’m Gonna make it alright Sisters don’t need no misters Ain’t no one got my back like my Sisters they got me lifted No way no man gonna keep me down I can see the sunshine And cherish all the fun times I go dancing in my favorite shoes I can hear the music And now I’m gonna use it It’s how I’m gettin’ over you Cause it’s over now, four leaf clover now, I’ll be alright Woah oh oh oh it’s over now, baby I know I’m Gonna make it alright Sisters don’t need no misters Ain’t no one got my back like my Sisters they got me lifted No way no man gonna keep me down Sisters don’t need no misters Ain’t no one got my back like my Sisters they got me lifted No way no man gonna keep me down Fade out: Sisters don’t need no misters Ain’t no one got my back like my Sisters they got me lifted No way no man gonna keep me down
18.
There’s nothing like leaving a love behind When time has only told of signs You’ve gotta walk beside yourself Before you bring along somebody else Sometimes There’s only so many days There’s only so many nights So spend them where you’re gonna treat yourself right Hold yourself to the heights We’re aging Get back what you’ve been giving Rise above the company you’re keeping Somewhere out there you’ll find what you’ve been needing A lesson already learned, not repeating, No looking back as you’re leaving There’s only so many days There’s only so many nights So spend them where you’re gonna treat yourself right Hold yourself to the heights We’re aging Get back what you’ve been giving Get back what you’ve been giving Stop living for a love that’s been missing There’s only so many days There’s only so many nights So spend them where you’re gonna treat yourself right Hold yourself to the heights We’re aging Get back what you’ve been giving There’s only so many days There’s only so many nights So spend them where you’re gonna treat yourself right Hold yourself to the heights We’re aging Get back what you’ve been giving
19.
Yeah Mama 02:27
I like it slow You know I take it low I like that jelly roll You know I do The way you bang Is driving me insane Oh, Bill, I wrote your name in my tattoo And it made you go Yeah mama yeah mama yeah yeah yeah mama Yeah mama yeah mama yeah yeah yeah mama Yeah mama yeah mama yeah yeah yeah mama Yeah mama yeah mama yeah You got that peachy cream Your loving makes me mean I wanna cause a scene And so I do Your butter makes me fly You shoot on my bullseye You know I can’t deny That I want you And it makes me go Yeah mama yeah mama yeah yeah yeah mama Yeah mama yeah mama yeah yeah yeah mama Yeah mama yeah mama yeah yeah yeah mama Yeah mama yeah mama yeah I (You know I got the voodoo) Got (I got to got to get you) Your (I’m vibing on your juju) Tattoo I (You know I got the voodoo) Got (I got to got to get you) Your (I’m vibing on your juju) Tattoo You got that peachy cream Your loving makes me mean I wanna cause a scene And so I do Your butter makes me fly You shoot on my bullseye You know I can’t deny That I want you I (You know I got the voodoo) Got (I got to got to get you) Your (I’m vibing on your juju) Tattoo I (You know I got the voodoo) Got (I got to got to get you) Your (I’m vibing on your juju) Tattoo You know I got the voodoo
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I see my face in a photo Impressions of who I used to be All the smiles and the tears and the joy through the years Branches of my family tree You took my worst and my best The things you never re- -quested, I put up a fight and party every night Don’t you tell me it’s fate Because when push comes to shove I’ve been spitting it straight I’ve got a legacy of Love I got compassion from mama And my daddy gave me loyalty I got a couple of traits I’m not so proud of today But without ‘em, what would I be? You took my worst and my best The things you never re- -quested, I put up a fight and party every night Don’t you tell me it’s fate Because when push comes to shove I’ve been spitting it straight I’ve got a legacy of Love Love Love, love And now that I’m older I’m getting used to how these memories fade And I know that you’re here when I look in the mirror In my heart you’ll always stay You took my worst and my best The things you never re- -quested, I put up a fight and party every night Don’t you tell me it’s fate Because when push comes to shove I’ve been spitting it straight I’ve got a legacy of Love Love Legacy of love
21.
Momentarium 04:08
The moon waxes and wanes As it crosses the sky Finds its way home As the sun starts to rise Cracks in the pavement And rain coming down Life will begin And end in the ground It’s about taking chances When you’re too scared to jump Keeping the faith And believing in love When to roam free When to set your roots down When to bend with the wind And when to leave town A bird leaves the nest When it learns how to fly And youth disappears In the blink of an eye We all go to work We got bills to pay We want someone to hold At the end of the day First comes the sun And then there’s the moon We live, we love And we leave here too soon The world spins around And the seasons all burn And nothing will last So don’t waste your turn Babies are born And grandparents die Weather turns cold The birds take to the sky When you see the moon rising Over our tree Make a snow angel And think about me
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I'm so Sad 02:46
I’m so sad now that you’re gone I just want you to come home In your eyes, I’m not alone I’m so sad, just come home When you found me, I was a wreck Brushed my hair and washed my back I knew I loved you from the start Please come home now that we’re apart In my eyes you are perfect and right My only light when the night is long I don’t know why you had to go But my heart’s crying, “no” I’m stuck on you, you know it’s true Where this takes us, we’ll see it through Through the storms and the sunshine too You know you need me, and I need you In my eyes you are perfect and right My only light when the night is long I don’t know why you had to go But my heart’s crying, my heart’s crying, my heart’s crying No I’m so sad now that you’re gone I just want you to come home In your eyes, I’m not alone I’m so sad, please just come home I’m so sad, please just come home I’m so sad, please just come home
23.
Late Night 03:22
She calls me late night I keep her company When she goes out on that ledge She gave the ring back She broke my soul I keep her company, yeah Says I’m the only one that really understands Just how bad it can get She wants my sympathy What she really doesn’t know Is I ain’t over her yet She calls me late night She calls me friend But she’ll never call me baby again It’s nine in LA My phone is ringin’ I know it’s gettin’ him down I tell myself I shouldn’t pick it up But he’s all alone in that town So I’ll be his shoulder, his shelter in the storm When his blue turned to black I’ll hang on every word But deep inside I know No way he’s comin’ back He calls me late night He calls me friend But he’ll never call me baby again You can tell me I’ve got to let her go Just put her out of my head But you don’t know He’s half of my soul My heart would have to be dead She calls me late night She calls me friend But she’ll never call me baby again He calls me late night He calls me friend But he’ll never call me baby again He’ll/She’ll never call me baby again Never call me baby again
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Little bit of pain goes a long, long way Can’t have the rainbows without the rain Here ya go, out there on your own Gotta have a little pain Not enough whiskey to fill my well Not enough heaven to wash away hell I don’t know, the highs without the lows Gotta have a little pain Love that you give is the life that you make, And you don’t know ‘til it’s gone away Some love you lose and some love you take It’s a terrible Games that you play when you’re tricking yourself Always seem fun ‘til somebody else Breaks down, but you were just messing around With a little bit of pain Whole lotta hurry gonna make you grow old Whole lotta worry gonna make you grow cold It’s time now, just settle down Forget about the pain Love that you give is the life that you make, And you don’t know ‘til it’s gone away Some love you lose and some love you take It’s a terrible Game Little bit of pain
25.
Long distance lover If you’re never gonna come to me Long distance lover I’m gonna have to set you free I see you lying there on the bed I bought Wondering what you’re dreaming of while I’m gone Two weeks, three days, one night Sure hope I can last that long Come to me I won’t wait for a lifetime now Comfort me Or I’m gonna have to let you down We walked the same road one day But now you’re a thousand miles away I hate to see you cry But I just ain’t satisfied Come to me I won’t wait for a lifetime now Comfort me Or I’m gonna have to let you down Long distance lover If you’re never gonna come to me Long distance lover I’m gonna have to set you free Long distance lover (the countdown must have caught up to you) If you’re never gonna come to me (the countdown must have caught up to you) Long distance lover (the countdown must have caught up to you) I’m gonna have to set you free (the countdown must have caught up to you) The countdown must have caught up to you (The countdown must have caught up to you) The countdown must have caught up to you (The countdown must have caught up to you) Come to me I won’t wait for a lifetime now Comfort me Or I’m gonna have to let you down Come to me I won’t wait for a lifetime now Comfort me Or I’m gonna have to let you down Come to me I won’t wait for a lifetime now Comfort me Or I’m gonna have to let you down Come to me
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My dear one, I hope this finds you well You’ve been on my mind, babe, and I wanted to tell you It’s lonely without you and the nights are cold I’m missing your smile, babe, and the stupid jokes that you told And every winter I get hungry for your warmth Sincerely yours PS write soon You know I’ve been thinking of you PS write soon Sealed with a kiss cause a lick won’t stick My dear friend, received your invitation I’d like to extend my congratulations You both look so precious I’m glad you found someone I hope that your days are filled with happiness and love And on this occasion I will have you in my heart With warmest regards PS write soon You know I’ve been thinking of you PS write soon Sealed with a kiss I know you didn’t get my last letter Because it was postmarked return to sender PS write soon You know I’ve been thinking of you PS write soon Sealed with a kiss cause a lick won’t stick
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Free 04:00
My country ‘tis of thee. People who want to be free. Love thy neighbor so fiercely. The best things in life are free. Take a drive down 25 but I got nowhere to go. All these signs on every side, propaganda overload. It’s enough to make a human head explode. Corporations living by a different code. Trivialize contention with a mediocre meme. Infectious ideology penetrating the mainstream. Battles won and lost over the color green. Discontent like nothing you’ve ever seen. My country ‘tis of thee. Money hungry fear machine. Blood boiling in the streets. Threatening our security. When you talk about a wall, like the one in Berlin, you try to keep people out, but you just keep them in. You can’t keep us apart, and you can’t control our minds. And we’ll never forget who we’ve left behind. Your fairytales no longer hold true. We’re not buying what you’re selling, we’re not playing the fool. You try to make it seem like we all disagree. We’re not buying all the lies that we see on TV. And in each one of our hearts, we just want to be free.
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Girl with the basket full of flowers Fancy free Look at her clearer, a face in the mirror Wires on the wings Infinite time, confined behind the glass That’s where you’re at That’s where you’re at A weight can be shifted, just to be lifted For something to sing Slow awakening - see what you see Ordinary beauty After the shatter Pieces will gather Redefining the frame Seamless, stainless It’s not such a secret, a touch of whimsy It’s a mystery This transformation, bits and the pieces into solid art We build what we bring here, organic machines With intentional hands, intentional hearts Slow awakening - see what you see Ordinary beauty After the shatter Pieces will gather Redefining the frame Seamless, stainless Seam less stain less seam less stain less Seam less stain less seam less stain less Seam less stain less
29.
How We Love 03:41
These visible reminders Of memories on my skin Reminds me of each romance That I’ve lost myself in Some might give you flowers, Diamond rings, or candy too, Some might write you a song To show their love to you We are who we’ve loved And the ones we love is who We will be How we love is who we are But how we are loved is not Some might even reason with Sharing their desires They might come to doubt you, And throw you to the fire Some will leave you bruising Long after they’re gone And some will keep on choosing A love they know is wrong We are who we’ve loved And the ones we love is who We will be How we love is who we are But how we are loved is not We define ourselves by the comfort that we keep So seek good company, Oh be, oh be what you need We are who we’ve loved And the ones we love is who We will be How we love is who we are But how we are loved is not But how we are loved is not But how we are loved is not
30.
Bloom 4 U 02:24
Baby I’ll bloom 4 U I’ll do anything you want me to Baby I’ll bloom 4 U I’m ready Baby I’ll bloom 4 U I’m ready You proved that you would wait for me Forced flowers never grow If it’s love you want to cultivate You reap what you sow There’s no need to hesitate We’ll both be satisfied I’m yours, you’re mine You make me come alive Baby I’ll bloom 4 U I’ll do anything you want me to Baby I’ll bloom 4 U I’m ready (ha ha ha ha) Baby I’ll bloom 4 U I’ll do anything you want me to Baby I’ll bloom 4 U I’m ready (ha ha ha ha) Baby I’ll bloom 4 U I’m ready (ha ha ha ha) I’m ready (ha ha ha ha) I’m ready
31.
There’s an angel on my shoulder That tells me to turn back But the devil on the other Turns my heart to black It’s the blue of longing And it’s drivin’ me mad It’s the blue of longing And a love I’ve never had All the famous lovers Made their great escape Though I’ve tried to follow Here is where I stay In the blue of longing And it’s driving me mad It’s the blue of longing And a love I never had Ahhh Ahhh Ahhh Ahhh People say I’m lucky Cos I hold the winning hand Love slips through my fingers Like the grains of sand It’s the blue of longing And it’s drivin’ me mad It’s the blue of longing And a love I’ve never had Ahhh Ahhh Ahhh
32.
I see you walking by my window every day I say to myself, I say, oh please come back my way I know, I know we’d be so good together Don’t know who’s loving you now But I can love you better I’d be so good for you Oh, baby I’d go anywhere you asked me to You’d be so good for me Love me as I am, bring out the best in me Oh, I could know you better than you know yourself Be there by your side when there’s no one else Oh, come on take a chance on me baby Oh, oh I’d be so good for you This world is crazy and people can be so cruel I’ve been kept down, kicked around, lost and found - Maybe you’ve been too? I know it’s hard to learn to trust again But if we do this together, I’m in it forever from this moment here to the end I’d be so good for you Baby I’d go anywhere you asked me to You’d be so good for me Love me exactly as I am, bring out the best in me Oh, you’d know me better than I know myself Be there by my side when there’s no one else Oh, c’mon take a chance on me baby Oh, oh I’d be so good for you Oh, oh Yeah, I’d be so good for you
33.
I met you while playin’ kickball Lovin’ the way that your hair falls Back in class you made everybody laugh And I was smitten after that Fallin’, fallin’, fallin’ Fallin’, fallin’, fallin’ Fallin’, fallin’, fallin’ Head over heels Head over heels Sat next to you in the lunchroom I couldn’t take my eyes off of you Trade my Goldfish for your bag of Chex mix Ooh sweet elementary bliss Fallin’, fallin’, fallin’ Fallin’, fallin’, fallin’ Fallin’, fallin’, fallin’ Head over heels Head over heels A love so sweet and so gentle Shows me how life can be beautiful Fallin’, fallin’, fallin’ Fallin’, fallin’, fallin’ Fallin’, fallin’, fallin’ Head over heels Head over heels Fallin’, fallin’, fallin’ Fallin’, fallin’, fallin’ Fallin’, fallin’, fallin’ Head over heels Head over heels Head over heels
34.
One two three, we’re like islands in the sea You can call me on the phone but you can’t reach me In 40 words or less I’ll tell you what a mess it’s been here Have I made myself clear
35.
I got the nectar and the cherry on top (right) I start the party and the party don’t stop I got that money but I keep it in my pocket Ya, I’m shooting for the sky and I’m burning like a rocket Well I know you been getting attention from this new addition to the equation I been weighing it in my decision to stay So okay, let’s say you’re interested in it I will not bash another woman, but I’ll tell you what she is She’s a honeydripper She don’t care it’s right in front of me She’s a honeydripper And I know you know what I mean She’s a honeydripper Got a sting to bring you to your knees She’s a honeydripper And she’s coming for you baby I got the candy and all the boys want it I got the rhythm and I keep it on lock I got my dirty and it’s rising to the top I’m coming for you baby and I’m coming at you hot I see you keep chasing the crazy Maybe you should do what you’re taught All this time you wasting when I know you know what I got Okay, go on and take her for a minute She playing like she royal, I can tell you that she isn’t She’s a honeydripper She don’t care it’s right in front of me She’s a honeydripper And I know you know what I mean She’s a honeydripper Got a sting to bring you to your knees She’s a honeydripper And she’s coming for you baby She’s a honeydripper She don’t care it’s right in front of me She’s a honeydripper And I know you know what I mean She’s a honeydripper Got a sting to bring you to your knees She’s a honeydripper And she’s coming for you baby
36.
Curiosity killed that cat Satisfaction brought him back Word on the street that cat is fat Itty bitty kitty and that is that Gettin’ in the bed with Jack and Jill Can’t get it up ‘cause you’re over the hill Itty bitty titty lookin’ for a thrill Don’t you come crying when the milk is spilt Was it good motherfucker, I ain’t your sucker Was it good motherfucker, I ain’t your sucker Was it good motherfucker, I ain’t your sucker Was it good motherfucker, owww We broke up and that’s a fact, Over on the table your shit is packed, Yo kitty in the middle don’t know how I act Don’t you come crying with scratches on your back Think you got away with the best of me Don’t you try to tell me it’s destiny Outta my mind with you textin’ me I’m all lit up like a Christmas tree Was it good motherfucker, I ain’t your sucker Was it good motherfucker, I ain’t your sucker Was it good motherfucker, I ain’t your sucker Was it good motherfucker, owww One night stands don’t make the ho Day and night they comin’ back for mo’ Funky dollar billin’ at the ghetto store A million different ways to lose your winning score Was it good motherfucker, I ain’t your sucker Was it good motherfucker, I ain’t your sucker Was it good motherfucker, I ain’t your sucker Was it good motherfucker, owww Was it good motherfucker, owww
37.
Would you call me a liar If I denied my desire Torn by what I want As it continues to haunt me It’s a kinky shame And there’s no one to blame Except the clown in the corner… It’s the point of contention In a broken reflection There’s nowhere to hide It feels like something died inside me Can’t say it out loud Can’t say I’m proud It’s never gonna change Desire. Who’s to say what’s wrong? Desire. Shut up and play along. Thoughts disturb the static with the wave of a ripple. It’s not that simple when you’re joined at the nipple. Thoughts disturb the static with the wave of a ripple. It’s not that simple when you’re joined at the nipple. Desire. Who’s to say what’s wrong? Desire. Shut up and play along. Thoughts disturb the static with the wave of a ripple. It’s not that simple when you’re joined at the nipple. Thoughts disturb the static with the wave of a ripple. It’s not that simple when you’re joined at the nipple. Worries double and your --- troubles triple. It’s not that simple.
38.
Life is a circus, life is grand Tell me your innermost desires, I promise I’ll understand I won’t go running like a white rabbit in fear I’m an albino monkey - I’m down for whatever goes on around here Clowns surrounding me, make sure that no one sees They kiss me so tenderly, but if someone found out they’d never leave me alone. No, they’d never leave me alone Desire, what can I do? Just shut up and do it! Desire, what can I say? I want it that way - I want it that way Desire, what can I do? Shut up and do it again! Desire, what can I say? Life is a circus It’s these urges that keep me dissatisfied It’s these urges that make me feel alive Life is a circus, life is grand Let’s itch our inner freak I promise you the video won’t leak You can dominate with horns in your hair Put on my beard, let’s get squalid and weird You wanna know my secrets? I’ve been wearing this cloak of normalcy for way too long Buried my truth deep in that fatherly shame, Is it wrong I like blood and fear in your eyes? I’ll bite into your wrist, put my hands on your neck… And give it a twist (Life is a circus) It’s these urges that keep me dissatisfied It’s these urges that make me feel alive It’s these urges that necessitate the lies It’s these urges that give rise to this carnival life Life is a circus, life is grand It’s not that simple, when you’re joined at the nipple
39.
Cases 03:34
In my head love’s not dead Still my wedding day Cases of mem’ries Stacked and packed away You’ll be back again real soon You’re not as crazy as a loon Better pack a bag or two And your favorite fork and spoon Downward spiral Spiraling down Downward spiral Spiraling down Gonna pack my case Go for a holiday Time to feel better Leave behind the pain We can relax and have some tea Right after treatment Electro shock set me free Straight jacket Straight jacket Straight jacket 4 to a packet Sailing away for days and days Cause they don’t understand my mind Pictures, flowers, faces in the cases They’re all leaving me behind Never ever pack a gun, you might use it Never ever pack a gun, you might use it Never ever pack a gun, never ever pack a gun Never ever pack a gun, never ever pack a gun In my head love’s not dead Still my wedding day Cases of mem’ries Stacked and packed away (stacked and packed away) In my head love’s not dead Still my wedding day Cases of mem’ries Stacked and packed away
40.
Unpacked 02:26
I want to see what’s inside of your suitcase I want to feel what’s inside of your brain I sit and wait at the end of the hallway Anticipation makin’ me insane I got a key but you don’t know I have it And I saw you slide it under the bed Now you see it, now you don’t kind of magic I’m such a case when it comes to your head Get into my room I can’t wait to unzip You got one in blue Banged up from your last trip Toothpaste and jammies, A tube top, black satin panties And you got razors, a locket, A scarf, a vest with a pocket And you are… unpacked
41.
I’ve been thinkin’ How we learned about love Found an old photo, a picture of my family Family vine wrapped around me Tradition, let me, won’t let me be I’m never, never gonna live that down The roots run deep, that’s what I’ve found They always find water under solid ground Hanging on a memory, it was taught to me Mama learned from her pa ‘Cause he knew now it would be So long ago How it would be The roots run deep, that’s what I’ve found They always find water under solid ground The devil’s in the details, no need to look All your life is an open book You might get lucky, or you might lose The roots run deep That’s what I’ve found They always find water Under solid ground The roots run deep That’s what I’ve found They always find water Under solid ground
42.
Love Is... 03:39
Why is everybody always going on about love Talking like they want it but it always messes things up Save your wishing and waiting Save your birds and your bees Oh god, I’ve had it up to here with everybody going on about love It’s in the music, in the movies, on the cover of the magazines I keep trying to escape it but that shit keeps following me It’s not that I haven’t tried it But it ain’t worth my time Oh god They go on and on and on and on They go on and on and on and on They go on and on and on and on About love And I’ve had enough Why you gotta send me flowers and chocolates and things Why you gotta go and make me feel like I’m some kind of queen When you talk to me sweetly You make me weak in the knees Oh god You go on and on and on and on You go on and on and on and on You go on and on and on and on About love Love you can give it or take it It’s a warm blanket Love, it’s a shot from above It’s a snuggly hug Let it into your heart and it’ll make you sing Maybe love is… [sigh] Everything I’ve tried hard to resist but there’s really nothing else I can do Since you insist, I’ll give my little black heart to you I’ve been feeling uneasy But it’s not as bad as it seems Oh god We go on and on and on and on We go on and on and on and on We go on and on and on and on We go on and on and on and on (all night long) We go on and on and on and on (all night long) We go on and on and on and on (all night long) We go on and on and on and on About love Now I can’t get enough
43.
Hold On 03:05
Hold on keep the love alive Stay strong in your heart and in your mind Carry on your spirit spans all time Hold on keep the looooooooove Keep you in my memory Your light will shine for all to see All the things we used to do Will always make me think of you All the laughter all the pain I would do it all again And again and again for you Hold on keep the love alive Stay strong in your heart and in your mind Carry on your spirit spans all time Hold on keep the looooooooove Keep you in my memory Your light will shine for all to see All the things we used to do Will always make me think of you All the laughter all the pain I would do it all again And again and again for you If you’ve ever had to say goodbye to someone you love Never forget they’re always in your heart And remember to Hold on keep the love alive Stay strong in your heart and in your mind Carry on your spirit spans all time Hold on keep the looooooooove Keep you in my memory Your light will shine for all to see All the things we used to do Will always make me think of you All the laughter all the pain I would do it all again And again and again for you
44.
Deer Man 02:51
Driving down 57, it’s now half past eleven And I’m putting the pedal down Fog so thick I can barely see But that’s not something that’s troubling me, oh no I know which way to go In the blink of an eye I lost my sense of time What the fuck is crossing the yellow line? Is that a deer man? Why are you standing here, man? Step off to the side If you wanna stay alive Oh, deer man Have you any fear, man? Get out of the way Or it’s death by Chevrolet Standing tall, on a mission On the path to collision Oh my, what’s with the suit and tie? Imagination running wild Did a deer woman birth a deer little child? Oh my, and this is how you die Impact imminent Probably gonna leave a dent I can’t afford another accident Deer man It’s getting hard to steer man Step off to the side If you wanna stay alive Deer man I’m being real sincere man It’s too late to run Cause here I come from From one grill to the other My sympathies to your deer mother Spatula at the ready You’ll taste so good in a bowl of spaghetti I can’t understand, are you animal or are you man? Am I half cannibal when I begin Eating human venison Deer man Deer man Deer man Shed a little tear, man But I can’t really frown You were delicious going down Oh, deer man Let’s get one thing clear, man I’m sorry that you died But I’m gonna wear your suit and tie Bye-bye
45.
Reunion 03:03
Love

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released February 7, 2020

Over the course of a week in early February of 2019, thirty songwriters huddled up in the warm confines of The Holiday Music Motel in Sturgeon Bay, WI to take inspiration from local visual artists in a one-of-a-kind pairing of image and song. The participants played a nightly game of spin-the-bottle to randomly select groups of three writers and one visual work to provide the muse for a new collaboratively written song. Artwork was displayed at the Miller Art Museum; songs were performed on Feb 8th and 9th at the historic Third Avenue Playhouse. Herein lies the recordings of those songs created during that frosty magical time from a motel snugly tucked midway up the thumb of Wisconsin’s Door County island peninsula.

Special thanks to: Steel Bridge Creative Foundation, The Holiday Music Motel, Steel Bridge Radio, Third Avenue Playhouse, Makin’ Sausage Music, Teresa Young for admin assistance and a million other things, Teflon, Door County Screen and Sign, Tony Menzer, Sturgeon Bay Music Exchange, Ty Helbach Photography, Chris Opper and Door County Short Film Fest, Kelly Avenson Photography, Mark Theide, Jon Calhoun of Econo Foods, Adam Goettelman of Healthy Way, Donny’s Glidden Lodge, Sturgeon Bay Visitors Center, Miller Art Museum, and all of the wonderful people who helped to feed the artists, take tickets, hang posters, shared photographs, and on and on and on… the outpouring of support we receive is essential to making it happen. <3 <3 <3


Recorded in February of 2019 at The Holiday Music Motel and Tambourine Collaboratory in Sturgeon Bay, WI by Steve Hamilton, Steve Smith, Bruce Butkovich, Liam Hall, Eric “Wobbles” Rowe and Barrett Tasky.

Mastered by Steve Hamilton at Makin’ Sausage Music (Milwaukee, WI).
Cover art by Carley Baer.
Package design Greg Welsh.
Air traffic control and artwork curation by melaniejane.
Produced by pat mAcdonald.

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Engineers:
+ Steve Hamilton
^^ Bruce Butkovich
% Steve Smith
{} Eric “Wobbles” Rowe
!¡ Liam Hall
<> Barrett Tasky

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A 1952 motel taken over by musicians in 2007 for the purpose of creating and hosting collaborative songwriting events, The Holiday Music Motel is the world's only motel with its own internet radio station that plays 100% self-generated content 24/7.

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