Songs From Winter

by David Houston

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1.
I don't know how long It took me to finally get it But I curse the day we woke up In a veil of innocence and tears My god I wept for years I feel so lame Like a wounded dog that's gone insane She sings so clear, I can't help But follow her to hell and gone Just leave the oven on I call her but I don't want to I see her but I don't want to I touch her but I don't want to I scream in vain I'm like that fool In a deck of tarot cards But even he has more sense Than to fall into your arms again Some things never end I call her but I don't want to I see her but I don't want to I touch her but I don't want to I scream in vain Just like a bird Sacrificed in the holy flames This passion burns and consumes Until I open up my veins to you An hope it all comes true I call her but I don't want to I see her but I don't want to I touch her but I don't want to I scream in vain I call her but I don't want to I see her but I don't want to I touch her but I don't want to I scream in vain I scream in vain I scream in vain
2.
I burn your incense to excess I drink your oriental tea I wear the vest you gave me constantly But that doesn't mean I love I talk about you to fault I kiss the hymn of your name I keep a picture of you next to me But that doesn't mean I love you That doesn't mean I love you That doesn't mean I love you I play your music too damn loud My neighbors complain to me I can't begin to tell them how I feel But that doesn't mean I love you That doesn't mean I love you That doesn't mean I love you That doesn't mean I love you That doesn't mean I love you I dream about you to extremes I feel your body next to mine Intermingled and intertwined But that doesn't mean I love you That doesn't mean I love you That doesn't mean I love you That doesn't mean I love you That doesn't mean I love you
3.
If love's the only thing That keeps us together Then why don't we spread it around Don't let a day by Without giving love a try And it won't let you down No it won't let you down Some people hide away Behind great walls of pain So they've got nothing to lose We see them every day Their lives are sad and gray Don't let this happen to you Don't let this happen to you Come on give it to me Come on give it to me Come on give it to me Come on and give your love Come on give it to me Come on give it to me Come on give it to me Come on and give your love And if this world's knocked you down Pick yourself up off the ground Don't let today go by Come on give love a try Come on give it to me Come on give it to me Come on give it to me Come on and give your love Come on give it to me Come on give it to me Come on give it to me Come on and give your love Don't sit around and wait for love To pass by your gate It might not come through We've got to open our hearts To the way of love If it's the last thing we do If it's the last thing we do Come on give it to me Come on give it to me Come on give it to me Come on and give your love Come on give it to me Come on give it to me Come on give it to me Come on and give your love
4.
Merry Christmas Chloe Just thought I'd write to let you know I'm okay Merry Christmas Chloe It's a lie but everything here's alright It's been so long Since you've been gone It's just not Christmas without you Merry Christmas Chloe It's the season to be jolly Merry Christmas Chloe But the truth is I'm not doing too well Sleigh bells ring I hear angels sing It's just not Christmas without you Can Santa bring you back We'd be together at last Haven't I been good Just give me one more chance Merry Christmas Chloe The snow is falling outside my window Merry Christmas Chloe There ain't nothing but tears in my heart tonight And I know it's wrong But I just can't go on It's just not Christmas without you Santa hear my plea Turn this world around Bring her back to me And I won't let you down Merry Christmas Chloe Chloe Merry Christmas Chloe Chloe Merry Christmas Chloe Chloe Merry Christmas Chloe Chloe Merry Christmas Chloe Chloe
5.
? ? ? 07:43
She walked into the crowded room Her eyes still red her cheeks still wet From the tears that have fallen to her blouse No one turned a head As she sat back down and sipped her drink No one seemed to notice anything But I can see her thoughts have turned to black Traces of red there's no turning back Now I wonder about love Why it leaves us wanting and what it lacks I wonder is it love or is it me And as I watch her through these tainted eyes She begins to blur and to my surprise I have tears of my own to hide The heart's a lonely hunter I've heard it said And my soul cries out to comfort one who's bled Now I don't really know much about anything Except maybe Romeo and Juliet Man those two kids they really knew how to bleed The past the present the future They all come together right here right now As she looks up and stares straight at me And I can only imagine what she sees And still I ignore her desperate plea Now as the evening winds toward its weary end She gets up to leave but sits back down again He face written with indecision and grief I want to tell her that someone cares Someone's noticed that love's no longer there But I keep my silence and so despair I know she's headed toward certain doom So I turn my head for one last look as she leaves the room A poet I shall never be The rhymes the insight the depth of reasoning Whatever it is it seems to elude me My heroes would not have let her down They would have climbed any tower faced any dragon To rescue this fair damsel from her plight And as you hold the hand of the one you love I hope you can forgive me for what I've done
6.
Without You 03:30
I know this sounds like a happy song But I don't think it will last too long I got a hole in my heart you see It's full of pain and misery I know it's crazy But I can't go on Without you without you Without you I can't go on If I could only get a message through I know I could be the same as you And this world would be a happy place If I could only see your face But I've got this feeling That I'm gonna cry Without you without you Without you I'm gonna cry I can't go on anymore Lying to myself every day It's no good any more Just dreaming of a better day Why do I always write the same old song You know I must be doing something wrong I just can't get you out of my hair Tell me why is love so unfair My world is falling And I'm going down Without you without you Without you I'm going down Without you I'm goin' down Without you I'm gonna cry Without you I can't go on Without you I'm gonna die
7.
There's a demon in the closet Neatly tucked away She finds him lurking in the shadows He always wants to play Twisting every word of love She tell me stories of his mischief She can't tolerate It's getting harder to ignore him Yet she cannot escape She'd give anything for love Tie me up and then chain me In your deepest darkest cell Kneel down beside me And we'll wait for the demon to come She has an appetite for danger He can feed upon And though any innocence surrounds She's barely holding on Barely holding on to love Is she waiting for the moment She can be sent free Well I don't think it's gonna happen But no one's asking me It's a long long way to love Tie me up and then chain me In your deepest darkest cell From the corner you can watch me And we'll wait for the demon to come I know we all have got our demons Fighting for control But watching torment rip this young heart Compassion overflows She can only dream of love She lights another cigarette Then turns her head away And I pretend that I don't notice The tear she wipes away It's a long long way from love Tie me up and then chain me In your deepest darkest cell You can lie down beside me And we'll wait for the demon to come
8.
Everything is cool In my corner of the world Everything's in place In my corner of the world I don't read the papers I don't watch the news I get my information from my friends Not fools like you Everything just glides In my corner of the world It's gotta swing In my corner of the world I got no head for money Stocks or bonds It's just like John and Yoko said You can't take it with you when you're gone Everything's okay In my corner of the world In my little corner In my little corner of the world Everything is smooth In my corner of the world There are no rules In my corner of the world Don't believe in institutions Or religious conforms Everything is sacred When you're in the eye of the storm It's going great In my corner of the world Everything is fine In my block of time In my little corner In my little corner of the world In my little corner In my little corner of the world Everything is cool In my corner of the world Everything is clean In my corner of the world No room for politicians No room for greed If you can't keep it straight Then you can't keep up with me It's going great In my corner of the world In my little corner In my little corner of the world
9.
She Said 05:23
She said I'm so confused I don't know what to do Lately I've been so depressed I got to sleep I get no rest I am afraid that I have lost my way And won't be able To find my way back I feel so betrayed How can anyone live this way If life's so unkind Why pay it any mind She said deception rape The souls of mighty men But it's a woman Who bleeds over them I hear someone knocking Knocking at my door And I would answer If I could just get up off this floor The road is twisted and long That we travel on Lost among the eulogies That offer no apologies I fear what stands before me Will shatter like the glass Leaving nothing But my own forgotten past She said I'm so confused I'm afraid I've lost my way
10.
Seven to eleven I was backed into a corner Underneath a street light I got caught tonight Another broken heart for everyone to see Everybody's daydream Might be hard to handle I looked at her She looked at me In two little words it was all over for me I said I thought that you loved me I said I thought that you loved me I said I thought that you loved me honey How could you do this to me Now don't take love for granted Or you'll play that game forever I was fool Even to try Man that look ion her eyes really took me by surprise I said I thought that you loved me I said I thought that you loved me I said I thought that you loved me honey How could you do this to me And when I looked into those big blue It was so was to see That there was never anyone home for For someone like me I said I thought that you loved me I said I thought that you loved me I said I thought that you loved me honey How could you do this to me I said I thought that you loved me I said I thought that you loved me I said I thought that you loved me honey How could you do this to me

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released December 1, 1997

Matt McCord - Drums, Christina Maradick - Viola, Krystyna Ogella - Cello

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