Songs From Winter

by David Houston

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released December 1, 1997

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

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Track Name: Scream In Vain
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
Track Name: Incense To Excess
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
Track Name: The Way Of Love
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
Track Name: Merry Christmas Chloe
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
Track Name: ? ? ?
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
Track Name: Without You
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
Track Name: Demon In The Closet
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
Track Name: My Corner Of The World
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
Track Name: She Said
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
Track Name: I Thought That You Loved Me
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