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1. Free Fall
2. 100 Degrees In The Shade
3. Angel Street
4. Sunshine
5. Don't Know Why
6. Mindless
7. The Fields Of Summer
8. Devil's Gate
9. Closing Time

 

FREE FALL

Crackheads on the corner by the liquor store
My hands are shaking and my body's sore
Cops crawl by, look me in the eye
The sun beats down from the pale blue sky
I got all these scenes going through my head
The things we did and the things we said
I closed that door, threw away the key
Now it's just another faded memory

All my friends have gone away
On this cold and empty day
And I've got nothing left to say
'Cos I've been down
Yeah, I've been down

Sitting in a room with the motel blues
Watching all the killing on the late-night news
Sirens in the canyons of the cities of the night
My dreams are evil and I don't feel right
It seems I left home a long time ago
I'm feeling disconnected and I just don't know...
If life's an illusion and death is a dream
Then I'm just sitting here in between

All my friends have gone away
On this cold and empty day
And I've got nothing left to say
'Cos I've been down
Yeah, I've been down

On the corner with the junkies and the funky whores
I've lived downtown, I've been there before
I know the self-hate and I know the pain
Don't ever want to be back there again
And I don't know where it goes from here
The sky's all hazy and the view's unclear
So many things that I wanted to do
But the plans I make keep falling through

All my friend's have gone away
On this cold and empty day
And I've got nothing left to say
'Cos I've been down
Yeah, I've been down

Music and Lyrics: Phil Shoenfelt

 

100 DEGREES IN THE SHADE

Woke up Sunday afternoon
With a subterranean coal fire in my heart
TV still blaring from the night before
Woke me with a start
It said half the state is burning
On five one hundred mile long fronts

And it's a hundred degrees in the shade
And I guess I must be savin' up on luck

Walkin' through a thick yellow heat
Empty molten streets stickin' to my feet
Through suburb after suburb church yards
Fresh cut grass barking dogs and pin-eyed geeks
Searching for my family of friends and loves
I longtime left behind

And it's a hundred degrees in the shade
And in their turn they've all moved on

And could that be the same opaque sun
That shone on Bohemian fields of ice
The one that I looked in the eye
As I walked upon the water just like Jesus Christ
A frozen lake your hugs and kisses
All wrapped up in your long white fur coat

And it's a hundred degrees in the shade
And I guess I must be savin' up on luck

And it's a hundred degrees in the shade
And honey I'm missing you a lot

Music and Lyrics: Bruno Adams

 

ANGEL STREET

The darkness is falling
Down on Angel Street
The whores and the junkies are walking around
My life is so beat
My body lies broken
On the cross of your love
There's some kind of evil
Coming down from above

Oh baby, you're using
Your sexuality
Like some lethal weapon
The waters around you run muddy and deep
Oh yeah, but I'm wondering
Just how it'll be
When the devil in you
Meets the devil in me

I sit by my window
Down on Angel Street
The cops and the dealers are nervous
In this summer heat
The moon shines like a mirror
And I'm thinking of you
You're cheating me, baby
I know that it's true
'Cos the devil in me
Knows the devil in you
'Cos the devil in me
Knows the devil in you

Music and Lyrics: Phil Shoenfelt

 

SUNSHINE

Sunshine you look so far away
Going down so slow
Your legs like matchsticks
And your mind completely gone

Sunshine you're turning all the pretty faces
Hearts to stone
'Cos they know that they'll going where you're
Going to help the little flowers to grow

The streets are full of strangers
And every one of them you know
Must be nice to have cut the bullshit
But don't go cutting up your soul

Sunshine you look so sad and lonely
All out on your way
While the lights inside are burning
Your skin and visions keep you warm

Sunshine the twilight's here
And the sky's a velvet glow
And in all your wild colours
I'm gonna miss you when you go

Music and Lyrics: Bruno Adams

 

DON'T KNOW WHY

Oh my pretty darling, can't you see?
The love we had is just a memory
I'm so burned out I can't even cry
Crucified beneath the empty sky
I've been bad, I've been untrue
I fooled around, I cheated you
Don't even know the reason why
No excuse, no alibi
No excuse, no alibi ...

Oh my darling, when you're over me
And all this pain is just a memory
Don't sacrifice your heart to bitterness
It's down to me, it's my own emptiness
I've been bad, I've cheated you
Even though your love was true
Yeah, I was born with an evil heart
Cold and fucked up from the start

I feel sad and I feel sorry
It's gone too far for me to change
Your eyes are filled with disappointment
Everything is messed up
It's gone too far to ever rearrange

Oh my darling, I'll make a deal with you
Hurt me bad now, just like I hurt you
Shine a light right down into this hole
Suck the poison, try to cure my soul
I feel sad and I feel blue
I fooled around, I cheated you
Don't even know the reason why
No excuse, no alibi
No excuse, no alibi ...

Music and Lyrics: Phil Shoenfelt

 

MINDLESS

You struck a chord in me
And it's still ringing out
And in your absence
It turns and it weaves
A sweet melody

And when you come back
I'll sing to thee
And you'll see
It's been ringin' all along
Ringin' in your ears

A voice so soft and meek
Wakes me from my sleep
Shines through the drips
Of my melting dreams
Like sun on snowy eaves

Mindless
Like the root of a tree
I penetrate thee
And all the woes this world has seen
They don't mean a thing

They are but the shadow
As the base of this candle you see
The eclipse of this tiny sun
Lighting this tiny scene

Music and Lyrics: Bruno Adams

 

THE FIELDS OF SUMMER

Another cold and rainy afternoon
The shadows deepen in this empty room
All our promises have some untrue
The fields of summer where we used to play
The icy blast of winter
Stole away
There's nothing left to say
Nothing left to do
As we sit and watch love die
On this cold and empty day
And the leaves fall from the sky
I heard a voice inside me say
"You ain't gonna make it this way
It's time to stop this lying
Something beautiful is dying
You've got to face it some day ..."

The mirror stands amidst this disarray
Our faded lives within its depths portrayed
Tear down the walls my love
Let the light shine in
These swelling waves of sorrow fill my soul
With bitterness and bile
As black as coal
Let's drink to Destiny
We could never win
As we sit and watch love die
On this cold and empty day
And the leaves fall from the sky
I heard a voice inside me say
"You ain't gonna make it anyway
It's time to stop this crying
The light of love is dying
And all the fields of summer fade away ..."

And all the fields of summer fade away
And all the fields of summer fade away
And all the fields of summer fade away
And all the fields of summer fade away ...

Music and Lyrics: Phil Shoenfelt

 

DEVIL'S GATE

Outside the gates of Heaven
There's evil going down
I can feel it all around me
It's time that I left town
The Devil walked beside me
With a suitcase in his hand
He said, "Hey son, I'm just like you
I was born a travellin' man ..."

Once I had a woman
Her heart was sweet and true
I filled it up with evil
I left her sad and blue
I walked down to the river
With a pistol in my hand
The Devil sat by my shoulder
He said, "Yeah, you're my man!"

Aboard the ship "Endeavour"
I sailed the seven seas
I put it all behind me
I thought that I was free
Then one day I met a stranger
With eyes as black as sin
He said, "My name is Abadon
But you can call me King ..."

Now my soul it lies abandoned
Kept under lock and key
And I drink to the Devil
Underneath the gallows tree

So I took my sack of silver
And I wandered back alone
I never looked behind me
For years and years I roamed
And all that I held precious
Turned to ashes in my hands
And I'm lost without direction
On the road to the Promised Land

Music and Lyrics: Phil Shoenfelt

 

CLOSING TIME

It's closing time
Chairs up dead legs high
Chased all the lovers' butts away
All but yours and mine

And I know you've been waiting half the night
To sit down and talk about
All those things we talked inside out
Over a thousand times over a thousand nights

And it's closing time
Closing time closing time
Nothing lives forever
Not even you and I

And I'll just get that corpse in the toilet out
Count the money lock up lights out
And tonight we'll go our separate ways
'Cos sometimes things they just don't work out

And it's closing time
Closing time closing time
Nothing lives forever
Not even you and I

Goodnight sweet heart
Goodnight

Music and Lyrics: Bruno Adams

 

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