The Wendy Tapes

by David Houston

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released April 12, 1994

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

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Track Name: I'll Never See Wendy Again
I'll never see Wendy again
She's moving away to a new school
Spring has begun
But it feels like the end

I'll never see Wendy again
Standing there all dressed in black
She was vision a goddess
And I was condemned

I could get a message to her through her sister
But what good would it do
We don't even live in the same town
Man who's fooling who

I'll never see Wendy again
Not like tonight
I'll never see Wendy again
It will never happen
I'll never see Wendy again

I'll never see Wendy again
Her eyes dancing in the moonlight
It's enough to make this old heart
Want to mend

I'll never see Wendy again
But she's the kind of girl you don't forget
And when I close my eyes
I'm in heaven again

I could call her up and tell her that I love her
But what good would that do
We don't even live in the same town
Man who's fooling who

I'll never see Wendy again
Not like tonight
I'll never see Wendy again
It will never happen
I'll never see Wendy again
Track Name: Past Lives
I close my eyes
Your face appears before me
Dancing like a thousand stars in the sky
So I open the windows of the world
And watch as you walk by

The spirit moves
In strange wondrous ways
I can't begin to explain how I knew
However unpredictable it seems
It would lead me to you

I feel like I've known you before
And I think I need to know you again
I've got to get you back in my life
'Cause who knows how why or when
This will happen again

Tears fill my eyes
Your beauty has assaulted me
Pinned me to this cross on which I lie
And with the weight of the world bearing down
I watch you walk by

The sun goes down
Surrounded once again
I am haunted by a ghost that won't lie down
So I walk through the doorway of my soul
And there you are found

I feel like I've known you before
And I think I need to know you again
I've got to get you back in my life
'Cause who knows how why or when
This will happen again
Track Name: It's A Wendy World
I'm living in a Wendy world
Where everything and nothing's new
Diamonds and gold, pearls like snow
Take a back seat to her

I'm living in a Wendy world
And I don't know if it's wrong or right
I can't eat, I can't sleep
I can't stop thinking of her

If I could fly
I'd fly away with her
Out of this world
And into the land of forever and ever

I'm living in a Wendy world
Just me and my Wendy girl
She's so fine I've got to make her mine
I'm living in a Wendy world

I'm living in a Wendy world
Where everything starts to blur
Day and night, black and white
I just can't stop thinking of her

I'm living in a Wendy world
I've got no other place to go
It's like pop said you've got to use your head
But I lost it to this Wendy girl

If I could fly
I'd fly away with her
Out of this world
And into the land of forever and ever

I'm living in a Wendy world
Just me and my Wendy girl
She's so fine I've got to make her mine
I'm living in a Wendy world

I'm living in a Wendy world
Where everything is upside down
I gotta hang ten here she comes again
I'm crazy for this Wendy girl
Track Name: Trouble At Home
There's trouble at home
It's not the kind you want to tell somebody about
There's trouble at home
You know the kind you like to keep real quiet about

She hasn't said it in so many words
But I can read it between the lines
And it says

Trouble at home
Trouble
There's trouble at home

There's trouble at home
I wish that there was something I could do or say
There's trouble at home
But it's her own private nightmare and that's where it stays

It doesn't matter how far she can run
She's gonna take it with her when she goes
And it says

Trouble at home
Trouble
There's trouble at home

Trouble at home
Trouble
There's trouble at home

I think it's time to let the cat out of the bag
I think it's time to brake this chain of violence

There's trouble at home
Trouble
There's trouble at home

Trouble at home
Trouble
There's trouble at home

There's trouble at home
I think we know what I'm talking about
There's trouble at home
This kind of thing really tears my insides out

I can't understand how someone could do such a thing
I can't believe it and my heart's screaming for you

There's trouble at home
Trouble
There's trouble at home

Trouble at home
Trouble
There's trouble at home

Trouble at home
Trouble
There's trouble at home

Trouble at home
Trouble
There's trouble at home
Track Name: V.W. Girl
My girl Wendy
She bought her sister's car for school
But it was falling apart
She tried to fix it up
But she ran out of luck
Just before it was time to go

And she's on her way
But her car is here to stay

I love a Volkswagen girl
I love a Volkswagen girl
I love a Volkswagen girl
And I hope she loves me

She reupholstered
Both the front seats and the back
And then she painted it black
And with the last of her dough
A new engine went in
And she's all ready to go
But then the alternator failed
Man and she just had to bail

I love a Volkswagen girl
I love a Volkswagen girl
I love a Volkswagen girl
And I hope she loves me

Now it sits at home alone
I know it misses her as much as I do
It knows one day she will return
And then they'll go driving
Off into the wild

I love a Volkswagen girl
I love a Volkswagen girl
I love a Volkswagen girl
And I hope she loves me

I love a Volkswagen girl
I love a Volkswagen girl
I love a Volkswagen girl
And I hope she loves me
Loves me
I hope she loves me
Track Name: Dark Side Of Love
There is a dark side to love
It's what I've always been afraid of
All the pain heartache and misery
It always brings me to my knees

You say that love is so blind
You tell me love makes no rules
Well I concede I know that you're right
But these tears I cry are for you

There is an ocean of love
There is a river of pain
I've got to lay down my fears
And let them wash over me

There is an empty side to life
And it cuts as sharp as any knife
These bloody scars that you see
Are all that love's left of me

I know the distance is great
I know the timing's all wrong
But I've already made one mistake
And what's left when love has gone

There is an ocean of love
There is a river of pain
I've got to lay down my fears
And let them wash over me

The sky is overcast and black
My heart has forgotten how to act
All these nights in this lonely room
I think of nothing but you

You tell me I should be strong
You say it's time to let go
But what about you you're so wrapped up tight
And me I'm left out in the cold

There is an ocean of love
There is a river of pain
I've got to lay down my fears
And let them wash over me

There is an ocean of love
There is a river of pain
I've got to lay down my fears
And let them wash over me

And let them wash over me
Track Name: Anton's New Girlfriend
Anton's new girlfriend reminds me of you
She likes to wear black just like you do
And if he ever met you he would fall for you too
Yes Anton's new girlfriend reminds me of you

He didn't introduce her
I never got her name
I know it wasn't Ella or Heather
But that's okay 'cause what's in a name like

Anton's new girlfriend reminds me of you
She has the same kind of smile that you do
I wonder if he feels the same way I do
Yes Anton's new girlfriend reminds me of you

No frills no bells no whistles
Just love plain and simple
Heartache and a lonely feeling
It's you that I'm missing

Anton's new girlfriend
Anton's new girlfriend
Anton's new girlfriend reminds me of you

Anton's new girlfriend reminds me of you
She wears her hair the same way that you do
It's a trick of light but when I see her it's you
Yes Anton's new girlfriend reminds me of you

Two hearts beat with passion
Young love satisfaction
Tears on an empty pillow
Old soul cries the willow

Anton's new girlfriend
Anton's new girlfriend
Anton's new girlfriend reminds me of you

Anton's new girlfriend
Anton's new girlfriend
Anton's new girlfriend reminds me of you
Track Name: Guess Who Called Last Night
Guess who called last night
Just when I finally thought it was over
Just when I thought love was out of sight

Guess who called last night
Telling me life is a gamble
Telling me her love lights are burning bright

Now don't get me wrong
I just go on from day to day
But I've been waiting for a chance like this
Waiting for someone to say

Guess who called last night
Guess who called last night

Guess who called last night
Wishing we could start all over
Wishing we could be together tonight

Guess who called last night
Telling me that love is forever
Telling me that everything will be all right

Now don't get me wrong
I can't pretend I'm not afraid
I've been waiting for a chance like this
Waiting for someone to say

Guess who called last night
Guess who called last night
Guess who called last night
Guess who called last night
Track Name: The Girl Next Door
The girl next door is leaving town
She's got a one way ticket and man I'm down

I don't know what I'm going to do without her
I don't know what these tears a falling for

She said she won't be coming back
Well I can understand but I don't like the fact

I guess I'm over come by grief
But I finally recognize my need

I don't want her to go
I don't want her to leave
Not without me

I don't want her to go
I don't want her to leave
Please don't leave me

Then all of a sudden I faced the truth
That this girl reminds me of you

And I just stood frozen in my tracks
I couldn't move I couldn't react

I didn't want you to go
I didn't want you to leave
Not without me

I never wanted you to go
I never wanted you to leave
Please don't leave me