Ed Englerth Lyrics
Listed alphabetically [new songs n' old, a few 
with chords] [These lyrics include songs that 
were written by others, but recorded by Ed]
All songs by Ed Englerth except where noted.
Ed Englerth Music BMI

 

Angry by Ed Englerth

Heat I feel heat inside
in my head and in my heart
in my arms and in my soul
heat I feel heat inside

Weight I feel weight on me
on my head and on my heart
on my back and on my soul
Weight I feel weight on me

* And I’m angry
I am angry
Angry
I am angry

Pain I feel pain inside
in my head and in my heart
deep inside, inside my soul
pain I feel pain inside. *

trying to be honest trying to explain
to get a grip I way past shame. *

(lead)

* *
Angry, Angry, Angry, Angry, Angry, Angry

 

The Arch by Ed Englerth

Leonardo Da Vinci
Understood the arch
It can hold the heavy weight
It’s not just a work of art
Form follows function
The center stone is key
Two weaker semicircles
Are kept from tragedy

The Arch follow The Arch

Envision the support
With mutual strength
Provided by the other
With hands outstretched
Compassion in action
Nations, cities, those next door
Without one another
We’re naked, weak, & poor

The Arch follow The Arch

Wars are won and loss
Far fro the battle field
In the heart of each one
The future is revealed

The Arch follow The Arch

 

 

A Good Death by Ed Englerth

I am not laying my burden down
I will not go quietly
I'm taking on this battle
There's a difference between wants and needs

While “Wants” may cause pressure
While “Needs” juggle life and death
When this struggle's over
There'll only be one thing left

A Good Death

While death tries to distract me
With a fight or flight response
I pray for strength and hope
And rest when this is done

A Good Death - A Good Death

(BRIDGE)
Actions speak louder than theories
Resolve's hard to predict
I'm ready for eternity
But I'm not there yet

A Good Death

I'm falling on my knees
So Exhausted from this grief
And Oh Lord, I see an angel
Help me with this agony

A Good Death - A Good Death

Lord Grant Mercy
Lord Grant Strength
Wrap Your Arms Around Me
I Won't Survive With Less

 

After The Garden by Ed E

After the Garden
we wandered around
we wondered out loud
we watched the sun go down
After the garden
We dragged our feet
Didn’t know where to go
We couldn’t find relief
//: After the garden ://

After the Garden
Our sons killed each other
The blood cried out from the ground
Will he be running now forever?
After the Garden
Nothing was the same
We thought we’d have glory
What we bought was shame
//: After the garden ://

(bridge)
Now we long for the good old days
When things really were better.
This is such a sad place to be.
But at least we’re all in this together
As we head off towards the tomb
We carry such a heavy weight
There’s light at the end of the tunnel
The rock's been rolled away

//: After the garden :// //: After the garden ://

 

Aint No Grave – by Ed Englerth

F#m7 B9 F#m7
Ain’t no grave – Gonna hold me
B9 F#m7
When I die – won’t be no tragedy
F#m7 B9
When I go down – he’ll raise me up
F#m7 B9
He’ll call my name n’ up I’ll jump
C#+9 B9 F#m7 C#+9
Ain’t no grave gonna hold me

Oh death – where is your sting
Where’s that pain – you’ve been promising
You can do your best but when you’re done
I’ll be one more proof that Jesus won
Oh death where is your sting

When I think – about that day
And this world –and it’s decay
I can close my eyes and almost see
My Jesus coming back for me
When I think about that day

(repeat 1st verse)

 

And So It Goes by Ed E

The whistler dreams - A sinners dream
Hears a voice - Sounds long n’ lean
She’s laughing softly - Ask’s for another drink
Who she talking to?- Wish it was me.

* And so it goes – all night long
And so it goes

She sounds familiar - I smell her cigarette
Then all is quiet- Have they left?
2 minutes go by - I feel out of place
No gravity - There’s only weight *

I get up to leave - And then I freeze
I hear his voice too - & I know it’s me
I hear footsteps - A door opens and shuts
She’d calling my name - Should I walk or run? *

Some look for an answer - Others just move on
And so it goes * *

 

Angels by Ed Englerth

I Sleep In A Dresser Drawer,
Nothing More I'm Small.
Always Want The Light Left On
All Night Long In The Hall.

Angels Watch Over Me When I Sleep
It's Good To Know They Keep An Eye On Me
Angels Watch Over Me When I Sleep.

At Night Father Comes And Tucks Me
In N' Says I've Been A Good Lad
As We Pray Beside My Bed
I Lay My Head On My Dad

Angels Watch Over Me When I Sleep
It's Good To Know They Keep An Eye On Me
Angels Watch Over Me When I Sleep.

 

Anything But Hope by Ed E

It’s a collapse of confidence
Please disregard after use
This is the better way
my life is living proof
I stand tall in the desert
Searing in the sun at noon
Then I remember I left nothing
and my strength is renewed
* I am strong – I am strong
I can live with anything, but hope

when in a crowded room
I walk around like a brute
knockin’ people to the ground
I wipe my brow and then resume

*

Since I gave up hope I know I can make it
there’s nothing left to loose
Since I gave up hope I fake it
I’m just that kind of fool, kind of fool

*
I am strong oh so strong
I can live with anything
I can live with anything
I can live with anything
but hope

 

 

Are Your Eyes Closed – by Ed Englerth

I Want You To Close Your Eyes -
To Go Beyond The Veil –
Think Only Of The Peace -
Think Of What We Can Share –
I Am Waiting For You -
To See What I Have Found –
So Close Your Pretty Eyes -
And Put Aside Your Doubt –
//: Are Your Eyes Closed? :// -
The Lids Though Once Translucent -
Soon Reveal This Brand New Place –
You Are Standing On The Step-
When The Colors Start To Change
//: Are Your Eyes Closed? ://
(Bridge)
Now We Are Together -
And We Can Interweave –
Although We Must Return -
I Never Want To Leave
//: Are Your Eyes Closed? ://

 

 

Arms Wide Open by Ed Englerth

Hell hath no fury
Like love gone wrong
A fatal attraction
Fire to the moth
Her only intention
Her hard hearts desire
To filet my soul
Lay me out on the fire
(Chorus)
Arms wide open expecting an embrace
I saw the truth; I’ve looked in her face

When you’re the only dancer,
You’re really alone
Where once you were one,
Now your not known
She took me out on the road
I thought it would last
She lost me on purpose
Drove off with a laugh
(Chorus)
Salt in the eyes
Blade to the heart
It’s hard to go on
There’s no place to start
hmmmmm hmmmmmmm
(Chorus 2X)
I looked in her face, I looked into .

 

 

At Night by Ed E

I try to tell you how I feel
You don't understand, don't want to know
The skies thunder between you two
I am drenched as your storms blow through

* I'm the child that cries at night
How you wish I'd stop at night
Do you hear me at night
I wish you'd hear me in the day

Mine is a heart that ticks away
Without any motivating force
Coldness lies deep in this night
I am caught in your divorce *

I scream at night
Can't stop at night
I'm dying all day long *

 

At the count Of Three by Ed Englerth

G F G F
I had you - under my spell
Just like - a regular zombie
And you served,
you served me so well
So now I’ll, I’ll set you free .
(Chorus)
C G
At the count of three
C G F F F F
I want you to wake up
C G
So (it’s) one – two – Three
F F/E Dm F/C
Wake up – Wake up

Well you gave me
All of your pay
And it never seemed
Too complicated
And you believed
Everything I said
And you’ve been
so Dedicated

(Chorus)

(Bridge)
D D
I’m pulling you to your feet
D G
Come on now open your eyes
D D
It was so easy to fall asleep
D G
After you swallowed my lies
C G C G
It’s time to try – the hours arrived
C G
I say it’s all right
F F/E Dm F/C
I didn’t want you to die

(lead over vrs)

(Chorus)
G F G F
//: Come on wake up ://
(end on)
F F/E Dm F/C G

 

 

Behind An Old Forgotten Wall by Ed E

Em G F#m
I had written a love song
Em D9 A
to tell you just how I felt
Bm7 G
and i thought i'd finally captured
Bm7 A G
what I'd always meant to tell

but now i simply can't remember
just how my love was told
the music and the melody
in my mind has gone so cold

D A Cadd9 G
still my love for you is burning
D A Cadd9
still for you I'd give my all
D A Cadd9 G
//: Still for you my love waiting
Bm7 Cadd9
Behind an old forgotten wall ://

In someways I feel I understand you
in other I know you not at all
The hope that I keep within me
Is that somehow you will break down my wall

//: still my love for you is burning
still for you I'd give my all
Still for you my love waiting
Behind an old forgotten wall :// /9after lead over verse)

(here's an alternate set of chords for vrs n chorus)

vrs
Em G Bm
Em D9 A
Bm A G
Bm A G

chorus

D A Cadd9 G
D A C C/B C/A C/G
D A Cadd9 G
D A C C/B C/A C/G
C C/B C/A C/G

ending?
[Ritardando]
C C/B C/A C/G Em

 

 

Chalk It Up by Ed Englerth

G   C
Chalk it up to high expectations
Chalk it up shortsightedness of greed
Chalk it up to anything you want
G D G
You know that chalk's still going to bleed

Chalk it up to providence
Chalk it up to whoever's in the White House now
Chalk it up our ancestors
Chalk it up to what the law now allows

Chalk it up to too much repetition
Chalk it up to rarely saying a word
Chalk it up to the educational system
Chalk it up to the absurd

Em G
Chalk it up (Chalk it up) To experience
Chalk it up (Chalk it up) To foolishness
Chalk it up (Chalk it up) Yea chalk it up my friend
G D G
To a world without end

Chalk it up to a belief in the Holy One
Chalk it up to a belief in energy or matter plus time plus chance
Chalk it up to our infinite wisdom
Chalk it up to our arrogance

Chalk it up to our selfish ambition
Chalk it up to giving it all away
Chalk it up to prudence
Or whatever her name is today

//: Chalk it up (Chalk it up)
To experience
Chalk it up (Chalk it up)
To foolishness
Chalk it up (Chalk it up)
Yea chalk it up my friend
To a world without end :// (2X)

To a world without end
Chalk it up my friend

 

 

Coffee Blues by Ed Englerth

Wake Up And Smell It My Body Screams,
It'll Be Closer To Your Lips That Way You Won't Have To Just Dream
Of That Coffee Good Coffee Hot Coffee Give It To Me
Oh That Coffee Good Coffee Hot Coffee, Black Coffee Give It To Me

It Gets Me Percolating, It Gives Me Power To Jump
Tall Buildings In A Single Bound I Can Never Get Enough
Of That Coffee Good Coffee Hot Coffee Give It To Me
Oh That Coffee Good Coffee Hot Coffee, Black Coffee Give It To Me

I'm Addicted To That Coffee, What Am I To Do
I Just Can't Live Without It, I Got The Coffee Blues

A Swimming Pool Of Coffee? Where'd That Come From?
Is This A Blessing From The Kitchen Up Above?
Then I Hear A Voice It Says "Jump On In.
You Won't Have To Drink It It'll Absorb Through Your Skin"

Of That Coffee Good Coffee Hot Coffee Give It To Me
Oh That Coffee Good Coffee Hot Coffee, Black Coffee Give It To Me
I'm Addicted To That Coffee, What Am I To Do
I Just Can't Live Without It, I Got The Coffee Blues

 

 

Connect by Ed Englerth

The night of nights - a low low tide -
life's sure long - In this killing fog –
Lights passing by Not trying to hide -
We hold each other - Seems like forever -

I want to connect - I want your touch -
Just one time - Won't be enough –
I want us to last - I want to know you -
I want to connect - I need rescued –

I want to know who you are - - Connect direct -
I'll give all I am - I'll plead and I'll beg –
At every attempt - It's gets so intense -
Sweat pours through my soul - And yet I'm so cold –
I am not alone - It's touch and go -
I'll fight till I die - Don't say good night

 

Curious by Ed Englerth

I don't know why but
I was just curious

I saw daddy drunk
I heard sex called luck
I've seen fire smoke
and life called a joke

well I was just curious
I was fascinated
I was overly interested
Like a cat near a cold black hole
I was just curious

ouji boards and horoscopes
witchcraft and lycanthropes
Like a grave site
I want to know what it's like

I was just curious
I was fascinated
I was overly interested
Like a cat near a cold black hole
I was just curious

What is love and
What is hate
Nothing is really safe baby
It's just to hard to wait
The just curious says, yes yes yes

I was just curious
I was fascinated
I was overly interested
Like a cat near a cold black hole
I was just curious

I was just curious
I was fascinated
I was overly interested
Like a cat near a cold black hole
I was just curious

//: I was just curious :// 2X

 

Dance - by Ed Englerth

She Danced Across The Face Of The Concerns Of Those Who Watched.
Every Time She Leapt In The Air, They Were Certain She Would Return To Tara.

Charles Asked Her If She'd Mine Doing That If Her Daughter Was There.
She Told Him These Were Moves She'd Learned From Her Children.

The Weather Wouldn't Change, Windy And So Bright You'd Squint Without Shades.
The Air Was Cold And Dry,
Yet Her Skin Seem To Offer The Atmosphere Life
As Sweat Seeped Through Her Clothing With No Effort Or Shame.

The Rhythm, The Beat, The Pounding, The Screams,
The Shouts Of Joy And Laughter Filled The Music,
That Filled The Dance, That Filled Her Soul,
That Filled Her Body, That Danced Across The Concerns Of Those Who Watched.

She Smiled As She Mobilized The Dreams That Had Lived Within.
Now Charged, To Live Out The Music That Influenced Her Every Thought Pattern,
She Could Not Help But Harmonize With The Hammered Oscillations.

Yet Silence Reigned In The Hearts Of Her Observers,
They Would Sit Or Stand Or Kneel In Their Vigil Of Disbelief.
Such Stillness As Proved An Embarrassment,
Their Only Thoughts Became Gapping Mouths And Reddened Faces.
So She Danced Them All Home.
Some To Their Cars, Some To Their Bikes,
Some To Public Transportation,
And Some She Took By The Hand And Led Them Back Onto Their Porches.
Later She Danced Past The Shops.
She Bought A Small Box Of Doughnuts
And A Tea Sampler To Take Home To Enjoy With Her Daughter That Evening.
They Shared Their Day Each With The Other,
With Smiles And Giggles And Wishes And Hopes For Tomorrow.

 

Dying Is A Lonely Business by Ed Englerth

(chords written and fingered as written
but capo at 4th fret, so it's in Ab)
Em A
Even when the mourners gather round
Em A
The hard work belongs to you
Em A
Six good friends carry all that's left
Em A
There's no excuses to hold to
Em A
The choices are now thinner
Em A
And none are left for you
Em A
Be still, the game is over
Em A
And there are no final moves

(Chorus)
Fmaj79 G A
It's no longer a matter of trust
Fmaj79 G A
there's nothing to confess
Fmaj79 G A
there's nothing to talk over
Fmaj79 G A Fmaj79 G
dying, is a lonely business

your job is well defined
it's as narrow as your box
you can't even change your mind
N' all the doors are locked
It's the most primitive journey
Now your eyes are closed
The mortal coil is empty
It no longer serves as host (Chorus)

(Bridge)
D Cadd9
there's one thing on which you can depend
Fmaj79 G D
death will never be your friend
D Cadd9
that hand can not comfort you
Fmaj79 G D Fmaj79 G
but in the end it will lose it's grip

(lead over vrs)

(Chorus 2X)

(improvise till end over these two chords)
Fmaj79 G

 

Don’t Give Up by Ed Englerth

A Asus A Asus
A Asus
You don’t have to do a lot
Sometimes just a whisper
Just a single word
Breathing atmosphere

E D
Don’t - Give Up On Me

A Asus
Your touch on my shoulder
Is changing history
Redirection, anticipation
Unfolding this mystery

E D
Don’t - Give Up On Me

Bm E
That attitude in your eyes
Needs no explanation
Detailed attention
Stirs up expectations

E D
Don’t - Give Up On Me

A Asus
If you leave It’s empty
If you leave There’s nothing
Bm E
It may look like There’s a man standing here
But you know - he’s only bluffing

E D
//: Don’t - Give Up On Me :// 2x

 

 

Don’t Kiss Me (like you own me) by Ed Englerth

I never meant to take the step
Or pretend the door was open
The idea got into your head
From a message I didn’t mean to send
I guess I’ll have to tell you

(Chorus)
Don’t kiss me like you own me
Don’t hold me like I’m yours
Don’t hold yourself against me
I need both feet on the floor
Don’t lead me to your bed
I need you for my friend

There’s no mysterious mission
Why can’t friends just embrace
Must I now mistrust your motives
There was no cause for a flame
I guess I shouldn’t assume
That all is understood
Especially at this moment
When it seems so powerful

(Chorus)

 

 

Don't Stand Too Tall by Ed E

I’ve been out west - and back east
Rode with the police - in their back seat
I saw Uncle Sam’s dogs unleashed
Don’t stand too tall

I don’t think - I’ve ever been to Spain
Can’t speak the language, never rode their trains
I hear an explosion, can’t explain
Don’t stand too tall
(music interlude)
I’ve been on – and off the leash
I’ve been a man – & a beast
Can’t pay my debt – yet I want release
Don’t stand too tall

I don’t always know - what God’s talking about
It’s hard to hear – he don’t speak too loud
I’ve got a little faith – mixed with a lot of doubt
Don’t stand too tall

I’m well off – in the neighborhood
I think I’m blessed – when I’m just a fool
Sometimes I win – when I should lose
Don’t stand too tall.

 

 

Don't Stop by Ed E

We have not known each other very long
I'm not sure how to ask the question
I've got to speak I hope you'll listen
Don't make me repeat it again

/:: Don't stop my beating heart ://

I am afraid you'll discard me
N' treat me like a calamity
Please don't ignore who I am
Don't pretend that I can't feel pain *

How do you think I feel
So dependent on you
My life is in your hands
There's nothing I can do
* * *

 

Ed To Pam by Ed Englerth

We talked the night away
But nothing was said
You spoke to me in words of
Black n Red
Neither of us can say
What we do this for
And get up in the morning
And close the circle once more

All you're asking of me
Is a little of my time
If this moment is money
There's not much we can buy
You don't feel for me
What I feel for you
If you see beyond responses
They're found untrue

This is Ed to Pam
I am who I am
You're the same as me
And that's the Irony

If you want to want me
Then understand
I'm not a hero
Just an ordinary man
I don't play mind games
I don't play dice
I wouldn't gamble
With our love at any price

This is Ed to Pam
I am who I am
You're the same as me
And that's the Irony

Change a phrase here or there
And insert each others names
Change the time the date the place
We're not the only ones the same

//: This is Ed to Pam
I am who I am
You're the same as me
And that's the Irony :// (2nd time.. )
and yet we both fail to see.

 

Empty Pockets by Ed Englerth

It’s the man with the empty pockets
With the back as strong as steel
He’ll be ready if work comes
But that doesn’t help with the way he feels

His boot leathers getting thinner
His patience is like his shoes
When he thinks about who he is
And yet he’s made to play the fool

He’s got Empty pockets
He’s got the blues
He’s got empty pockets
And nothing to hold on to

He’s been out of work for 2 years
Feels like 23
Unemployment figures keep rising
The bottom is all he sees

He never claimed it was easy
Now he wonders will it be at all
Gone is his security
And his backs up against the wall

He’s got Empty pockets
He’s got the blues
He’s got empty pockets
And nothing to hold on to

He wakes up later each morning
And goes to bed later each night
His world is gone with the sunset
And it won’t be back with the morning light

He’s got Empty pockets
He’s got the blues
He’s got empty pockets
And nothing to hold on to
He’s got Empty pockets
He’s got the blues
He’s got empty pockets
And nothing to hold on to

 

 

Enough by Ed E

Enough of this futility
It's killing me slowly
I'm only moved to a deep depression
In a harbor whose depth is inadequate
//:that's enough://
Enough for a month or two
Mending the mold on the moon
Stars above me,
As emptiness surrounds
I stand against the sky,
I weep and shout
//:that's enough://
Enough words to choke on
Explanations drawing straws
Times an idea that i distrust
In the middle of the night
When I'm giving up
//:that's enough://
While I've still got one ounce of strength
I struggle till i fall off the edge
When I'm headed, for jagged rocks.
Then, i surrender, to your love (your love)
//:that's enough://

 

 

Explain It Away by Ed Englerth

Am G F E7
Am
I’ve wasted my time
G
I’ve lost my treasure
F
You don’t listen to me
E7
And it used to matter
I’ve picked up the phone
Several times to call you
Even when you answer
I can’t get though

(Chorus)
F C
//: and we explain it away ://
F Em F Em
//: no wonder ://

What is there about mysteries
That sneak up on you
We’re feel astonished
When we feel like fools
At points on the calendar
We think we’re past the pain
We’ll try it all again
And make the same mistakes (Chorus) F Em
E7 Am E7 Am
It’s never the same – it’s always a waste
E7 Am E7 Am
And it affects the human race
F F F F
(lead over verse)

We explain it all away
Or we blame somebody else
Or a chemical reaction
Claiming we’re not well
Or we play the victim
Say we never stood a chance
We’ve been conditioned from the start
And pull out the diagrams …To (Chorus 2X)

 

 

Fall of the Wild - by Ed Englerth

The panther walks In the sunshine state
To the vanishing point The condos won't wait
Black rhinoceros Are killed for their horn
For North Yemen's daggers They're almost gone
//:It's the fall of the wild://
Between Chinese development And the desire for Giant Panda pelts
There's less then a thousand Of these slow breeders left
//:It's the fall of the wild://
Within 50 years One quarter of the world's Species could be gone
Will we destroy the world? Before we see what's wrong
//:It's the fall of the wild://
When we talk about living sustainable
& how we can take steps of self-management
to be able to live on the income not depleting the capital
that supplies the income. The same lesson applies to earth capital
that supplies all of life on earth
But short sighted economist would rather kill the goose
that lays the golden egg clamming human ingenuity & technology
will somehow raise the goose back to life.
However human depravity will only strangle it again.
//:It's the fall of the wild://
Soil erosion, deforestation, overgrazing adversely affect productivity
in farming, forestry, livestock sectors.
This slows overall economic growth. These are agriculturally based economies.
And how is it that we fight over oil and yet pay more for water.
There are substitutes for oil. But with water, there are no substitutes.
With ozone depleting denial we’ll soon all live
in the ultra violet zone of reality.
Sunburns, cataracts, skin cancers these are already increasing
in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina, & Chile.
Australian TV broadcast daily UV levels so people will know
the best days to commit slow-motion suicide.
//:It's the fall of the wild://

 

 

Five Shades Of Black by Ed E

He wore five Shades of Black
wore Shadows on his sleeve
you're never sure when he'll stand up
and hand you grief

his friends knew him as Angus
I called him Alex all the same
he was on edge underneath his skin
he unzipped his sweatshirt - he just couldn't wait

he wore five Shades of Black
just trying to blend in
he didn't want violence
but that's a real thin dream

he always thought he'd be accepted
he thought he always have a place to go
always thought he'd have a way to get there oh yeah
but there's what you think and what you can never know

he wore five Shades black
wore Shadows on his sleeve
he's weary restless ghost
he's thirsty he's a beast

5 Shades of Black - 5 Shades of Black

 

 

Flashes Of Ignorance by Ed Englerth

The Politics Of Love Are Fought In The Fields.
And Felled In The Forest But No One Hears.
Jewels Of Life, Plucked From Their Settings.
Pigs In The Store, Don't Know What They're Getting.

I See Flashes - I See Flashes - I See Flashes - Of Ignorance

Pulling Oxygen Out Of Thin Air.
Thermal Inversions. Topographic Despair.
There Is No Security In This House.
Perversion Attacks What It Can't Devour.

I See Flashes - I See Flashes - I See Flashes - Of Ignorance

Tragedy Of The Commons.
Unmanaged Random Access.
Resource Degradation.
Death Is Greed's Effect

I See Flashes - I See Flashes - I See Flashes - Of Ignorance

 

 

Flesh and Blood by Steve Scott (as performed by Ed Englerth on Real Thin Dream CD)

He weren’t no universal principal
He weren’t no universal mind
He weren’t no new romantic
Snowing us that love is blind
He never told us that he was invincible
He never sold us on his X-ray eyes
He didn’t come on like an extraterrestrial
Hanging out in human disguise

He was flesh and blood
He weren’t no phantom
He was flesh and blood
He weren’t no ghost

Never came on like a 3- D hologram
Got up hungry and he went down tired
He got the anger – he got the sorrow
He weren’t a mannequin that moved on wires
He never blinded us with party tricks
Or strung us out on some astral fix
He weren’t no voodoo child
Or “gentle Jesus meek and mild”

He was flesh and blood
He weren’t no phantom
He was flesh and blood
He weren’t no ghost

(musical interlude)

He weren’t no universal principal
He weren’t no universal mind
He weren’t no new romantic
Snowing us that love is blind
He never blinded us with party tricks
Or strung us out on some astral fix
He weren’t no voodoo child
Or “gentle Jesus meek and mild”

He was flesh and blood
He weren’t no phantom
He was flesh and blood
He weren’t no ghost
//: Flesh and Blood :// 4x
He weren’t no ghost

 

 

Flesh N Blood By Ed E (as preformed by Armada)

It's hard to have compassion when there's so much evil.
Flowing from men's hands,
like heroin from a needle
Bringing judgment, is a wave of destruction,
what can one expect. from the fallen condition
Oh God they're still people,
it's flesh n' blood I see.
what can I do with my heart
what can I do with their needs
Marching under banners, shouting slogans with hate
we only see the enemy, we never see a face
It's principalities and powers.
That we're to war against.
with prayer and perspiration
we'll do more than just persist.
we'll clear away the mist
let's unclench our fist
Oh God they're still people,
it's flesh n' blood I see.
what can I do with my heart
what can I do With their needs
It's hard to have compassion
but oh God, it's flesh n blood I see

 

 

For You by Ed E (written for my daughter and played at her wedding)

(instrumental section)
As a child I wanted to be honest
I had no secrets to discover
I would run around the house
with my emotions uncovered
as I grew up life got complicated
it was subtle and discreet
a gradual overtaking
stretching credibility
* For you I open up my heart and mind
for you my love every day and every mile
is for you
I don’t want misunderstanding
I want to make it clear to you
so you’ll know the real me
I will not hide the truth
*
yeah it’s for you
(instrumental section)
(lead over verse)
*
yeah it’s for you

we can not regain - all of Eden’s garden
but this one part - this one part
we can try again - we can try again

For you I open my heart and mind
your love your love every day and every mile
it’s all for you, it’s all for you

 

 

Gasoline and Matches by Buddy n' Julie Miller (as performed on Ed's Real Thin Dream CD)

Baby, baby, baby, baby, listen what I say
Baby, baby, baby, baby, let me have my way
I'm gonna keep on knockin' till the door unlatches
You and me are gasoline and matches

Baby, baby, baby, baby, when it's cold and dark
Baby, baby, baby, baby, you make me feel a spark
Well I feel a spark and the fire catches
You and me are gasoline and matches

You pull my pin and you trip my wire
Yeah well you come in and set my heart on fire
You knock me out, you rock me off my axis
You and me are gasoline and matches

Baby, baby, baby, baby, when you make your move
Baby, baby, baby, baby, I can feel your groove
The resistance of a strong willed man's in ashes
You and me are gasoline and matches

Oh you pull my pin and you trip my wire
Yeah well you come in and set my heart on fire
You knock me out, you rock me off my axis
You and me You and me

Baby I'm incarcerated and I don't want out
Baby we should get related
'cause there ain't no doubt
Yeah but when your heart and my heart attaches
You and me are Gasoline and Matches
You and me are Gasoline and Matches
You and me are Gasoline and Matches

 

 

Ghosts And Superman – by Ed Englerth

Ghosts Haunt This Plane, All Walks Of Life,
Facts Aren't A Problem, With Eyes Closed,
Heavy Fleeting Mists, Theories In The Wind,
Non-Consistent World, With Hearts Bereft,

Ghosts And Superman,
You Watch Over This World –
You Move, The Hearts Of Men -
Move Weapons And Wishes –
Show Tenderness And Terror,
Can You See, The Truth - From Where You Are -
(You Reap The Whirlwind/ - Hear Comes The King)

Superman A Hope Beyond, Ink And Theme, Will Not Melt, Can't Be Charred –
Tight Blue Suite, And A Big Ol' Grin - Jam-Packed N' Strong, Like 12 Bodyguards –

(Chorus)

 

 

God In A Box by Ed Englerth

We turn his crank – the music plays
We’ll know what he’ll do
And what he’ll say
He’s our god in a box

Say jack – we got it all figured out
No big deal – nothing to shout
We read the bible we follow the rules
When the church bells ring
Everyone drools

(Chorus)
We’ve got god in a box
We've got god in a box

We’re holy – we don’t make mistakes
We smile a lot – but our hearts don’t ache
Long prayer lists – we pay our tithe
We’re only living for the by n’ by

(Chorus)

(Bridge)
We don’t limit God
We only limit ourselves
He don’t fit in a box
Never did and never will
He’s no god in a box
(repeat bridge
end on "he never did and he never will")

 

 

Going Away by Ed E

They're coming to take me away
They say i won't feel no pain
That's awful easy for them to say
They're not the ones that are going away

Well it's age 65
And it's time to retire
From this here life
And yet all the while
I want to live but that can not be
It's not that we close it
Yet now it's decreed
* Death to those who are unfit to live
We all know they've got nothing to give
We can support them they must go away
We can not let civilization decay
In the room now where we shall end
Slowly they let the gas come in
And there we'll sit till we're all fast asleep
But none of our sons of daughters shall weep *

 

 

Groundswell – by Ed Englerth

Touch The Ground – Feel The Future
Time Won’t Stop – Till It’s Too Late
One Drop Of Blood – Stronger Than Hell
There’s The Fountain – Let’s Not Wait

//:It’s A Ground Swell :// -

Take A Look – Dark Clouds Roll
The Curtains Ripped – Walk On Through
Grace Touches – You And Me
The Sky Is Red – It’s Gray And Blue

//:It’s A Ground Swell ://

On The Hill Outside The City
The Time Tree Stands Like Stone
Blood Stained Nails,
A Pool Of Blood
One Can Still Hear The Moans

//:It’s A Ground Swell ://
//:It’s A Ground Swell ://

 

 

Haunted by Ed Englerth

There’s a voice
It’s small and quiet
There’s a vision
I can’t forget

It’s a cry
In the winds of time
So often (so often)
I want to hide

I’m being haunted
I’m being tracked down
I feel the breeze so I know
I’ve been found

There’s a tune
That I can’t carry
I try so hard
I get so weary

Even when
I’m at home
You won’t
Leave me alone

I’m being haunted
I’m being tracked down
I feel the breeze so I know
I’ve been found

Is it the story that carries my thoughts to you
Or hope for meaning beyond the things I do

I’m being haunted
I’m being tracked down
I feel the breeze so I know
I’ve been found

//: I’m being haunted
Oooh oooh oooh ://

 

 

Healing (Panda Englerth lyrics and Ed Englerth music)

Sharp Words Shake Me Loose,
Please Forgive This Attitude,
Out Of The Well Sounds Are Heard,
A Bubble, A Sob Three Awful Words,
Everyone Needs Healing,

At The Bottom They Rampage,
Walk The Pit N' Seek Escape,
If They Came Out One By One,
I Could Slay Each Dragon,
Everyone Needs Healing,

Terror Was Worse Then The Agony,
When This Child Eyed Each Enemy,
Years Of Time Riches Gone,
The Monster's Will Still, Iron Strong,

To Face The Beasts, To Find The Names,
And Annihilate, Each Cause Of Pain
Everyone Needs Healing,
Everyone Needs Healing.

 

 

Heart For You by Ed E

Time doesn't change
The infinite weight
Eternity's the same
The mortal parade

*. I've got a heart for you

Individual hearts beat
The questions repeat
'n grow like a seed
That's been planted deep *

No matter what you've done. (Bridge)
You are not excluded
Come as you are
I make all things new *

I hear your pleads
Reach for your need
The truth sets free
when you believe *

Love's magnified
In endless supply
Answers align
Deathless desire *

 

Her Lips Said Yes, But Her Heart Pounded No by Ed Englerth

She was extremely young, she didn't feel young
She thought everything would be great
She was twelve, she became a teen
It was like a leap of faith

She loved to do things
Share deep secrets with her best friends
She had a good family, taught her right from wrong
She was sensible or so it seemed

He was older and so popular
Talented and the center of attention
She was overwhelmed he'd noticed her
She was his selection
And he said, I love you I love you
And I want you to know
He said do you love me
She did not reply

Now she'd had friends but not this many
lots of people wanted to talk
She noticed the boys want her now
She told them all to walk

Her boy was older and so popular
Talented and the center of attention
She was overwhelmed he'd noticed her
She was his selection
And he said I love you I love you
And I want you to know
He said do you love me
She did not reply

So she showed her love
She was violated
She was innocent no longer
She broke up with him
He asked her back
But there was no longer any splendor

A few days later he was “in love”
So to speak, with someone else
She was used
She was drowned with shame
She was swallowed up by guilt
She was alone
He'd been older and so popular
Talented and the center of attention
She'd been overwhelmed he'd noticed her
She'd been his selection
And he said I love you I love
Her lips said yes as her heart said no
Her lips said yes as her heart said no
And now her hearts so cold
She's afraid to love and afraid to be loved

Her lips said yes as her heart said no
Her lips said yes as her heart said no
He lips whispered yes as her heart pounded no

She was extremely young
She finally realized how young
She thought everything would be great
She was twelve n' turn thirteen
and it was like a leap of faith.

 

Hit The Wall by Ed E

You start the car You hit the snow
And then you cruise It's half for show
You speed along As the world plods on
You think it's great Until it's gone
Then you Hit The Wall
you Hit The Wall - Hit The Wall,
Hit The Wall And then it's all over
It's like a fast car Speeding Cadillac
There's the thrills And the drawbacks
Living in the fast lane
On cruise control--on cocaine
Then you Hit The Wall
you Hit The Wall - Hit The Wall,
Hit The Wall And then it's all over
You lose control of the speeding car
You lose control of your life
Can't stay on the road tonight
Can't stay on top of a white line
Then you Hit The Wall
you Hit The Wall - Hit The Wall,
Hit The Wall And then it's all over
And then it's all over - And then it's all over

 

Honey With Fear by Ed Englerth

This is a fictional account
Of a long lost love
It tells the truth
Which makes it rough
The words are thorny
When the pain is deep
& it’s worse then that
When it’s your deepest need

(Chorus)
She mixed honey with fear
She twisted hope to make me believe
Pulling all the clouds in the sky
It rained 40 days and nights
And it cost everything

If you get close enough to see the tears
You better head for higher ground
I’d like to just close my eyes
Then to enter the slaughterhouse
But I won’t stop
I’ll deliver the news
Though they burn the messenger
I’d much rather have that
Then this emptiness I’ve earned.

(Chorus)

What could never happen
Would never be seen
With only a touch
I can finally begin.
(Chorus)

//: And it cost everything ://

 

 

How (Ed Englerth lyrics and Glenn Miller music from CD "Pingo")

How Can There Be So Much Pain In Just One Heart.
How Can I Feel Through All These Scars.
How Can Love Be Turned Away. How
Can The Answers Be So Hard.

How will I know when I'm a fake,
How will I tell which road to take,
How will my soul, How will my soul be healed,
How will I live if there's no grace,

How Do You Help When You're Not Sure What's Wrong.
How Do You Grasp When You're Not That Strong.
How Do You Keep Going When You're Almost Gone.
How Do You Know That You're Finally Known

 

 

How Do I Love by Ed E

Bm G A A
How do I love the preacher
How do I love the politician
How do I love the billionaire
How do I love without conditions

How do I love the homeless
How do I love the drunks
How do I love the fearful
How do I love instead of run
//: how do I love ://

G A Em Bm
How do I love my family
How do I love those that live next door
G A Em Em
How do I love the environmentalist
How do I love without keeping score
//: how do I love ://

How do I love the vegan
How do I love the Hunter
How do I love the traffic cop
How do I love the banker

How do I love the jaded
How do I love the innocent young
How do I love the intellectual
How do I love the ones I'd rather shun
//: how do I love ://

G A Em Bm
How do I love myself
How do I love the light
G A Em Em
That reveals my Wicked Ways
And all of my denials

//: how do I love ://. Hey hey
//: how do I love ://

 

 

I Can Go To You by Ed E

You've been through it all
You felt the pain of love
You've been hassled in the street
You've been pushed and shoved
You've been all alone
Tempted like everyone
You've been bent and broken
You've been on the run
I know you'll understand
What I'm Going Through
You know the heart of this man
I can go to
Your family misunderstood
Who and why and what
You went out doing good
They said you were nuts
You've had enemies
Surround you on every side,
You've had friends dessert you
When you knew you were going to die
I know you'll understand
What I'm Going Through
You know the heart of this man
I can go to

 

I Declare by Ed Englerth

//: Bm F#m G ://
Bm F#m G
It seems a little insane to me
To share such a thing out loud
If I was out of step before
I’m beyond the left field bleachers now

(chorus)
D Dsus D A Asus A
I declare love is not a dream
Bm F#m G
There’s harmony there’s symmetry
D Dsus D A Asus A
Love is strong – we are weak
Bm F#m G
I declare love is what we need

They say that’s nice but it won’t last
They say in the end, all we have is pain
Long dark shadows passing over us
The mist of distrust leaves us drained

(chorus)

(bridge)
Bm A Bm G
They try to shut us down
Bm A G G Gsus G
& say that’s not allowed
Bm A Bm G
Next thing we know
Bm A G
They’re trying to throw us out

Hey -

(Chorus)

Bm F# G
//: I declare love is what we need ://

 

I Do I Don’t (Lay Out In The Sun) by Ed Englerth

I don’t want to go to school
I don’t want to go to work
I don’t want to change my oil
I don’t want to change my shirt

I want to be inspired
I want to see visions
I want money to buy the future
I want to lay out in the sun

I don’t want to be destructible
I don’t want to be lied to
I don’t want war (who does?)
I don’t want to be food

(Chorus)

I don’t want to run in circles
I don’t want to be pushed ‘round
I don’t want to be cutoff on the freeway
I don’t want to be told, “It’s too loud!”

(Chorus)

 

 

I Don't Want To Wake Up by Ed Englerth

(notes with E in the bass)
D/E C# / E
The alarm is ringing
C/E B/E
My time piece is buzzing
The little phone is ringing
The front desk is calling
Snooze is the button
More sleeps the idea
Slap n' roll over
Wish I had another day

F#m B aug9
//: I - don't want to wake up ://

hit the snooze again
I'm almost awake
Another 10 minutes or 20
And I might just make it

F#m B aug9
//: I - don't want to wake up ://

Am C# D C# D C# D C# D
My feet off the side of the bed
Am C# D C# D C# D C# D
Down to the cold cold floor
Am C# D C# D C# D C# D
Throw the covers every which way
Am D/E C#/E C/E D/E
I stumble into morning

F#m B aug9 D/E C# / E C/E D/E
//: I - don't want to wake up ://

D/E C#/E C/E D/E

 

 

I Forgot Who I Am by Ed E

I remember yesterday
Like it’s a million miles away
How’d I end up burning it all down
In that holy place

I guess that what happens
When you play with fire
Starts with a thought –that blows on an ember
Quite a surprise for one so shy

* I forgot who I am

I’d like to be far inside of denial
Take memory n’ wrap it in a cloth
Place it under the couch
Then lay down n’ take a pause *

Despondency and despair
Are the only things left to wear

I awake next to a river
I drink deep – the tears rush in
My memory’s returned
I bid adieu to where I’ve been

I’d forgotten who I am *

 

 

I Just Keep Bashing My Head by Ed E

I just keep bashing my head
You’d think I can’t feel pain
It’s like an endless war
I wish would end today

Was there ever a time
When it wasn’t like this?
Think about it baby
Then give me a kiss

The future’s in the past
It’s repeating once again
We can’t seem to learn
And we don’t believe in shame

It’s either too insensitive
Or it’s too soft
We may jump on baby
But we just can’t get off

* //: I just keep bashing my head ://

Empathy is dead
If it’s seen on TV
People only watch
That are wanna bees

I don’t want to be in debt to no one
Except the debt of love
I owe love . . . I owe love

Pride and ignorance
Walking hand in hand
Fear and strife soon follow
And they do a crooked dance

Hatred and violence
Attitudes and patterns
Common sense lies gasping
The whirlwind is getting fatter **//: I owe love ://

 

 

I Wonder 'Bout This World by Ed E

I hear drums beating out the tempo
there’s no direction just go go go
There ain’t no questions n’ there’s fewer answers
there’s only movment with a sense of danger

I wonder ’bout this world

I’m actuated, my heart’s a flame
the music may stop but the dance remains
The walls all fall, we just keep on
till the dust settles and times finally gone

I wonder ’bout this

Love beyond reason, beyond the wisdom of man
why God still cares, I don’t understand

I wonder ’bout this world –
I wonder ’bout this world –
I wonder

(Lyric by Ed Englerth, Music by Ed Englerth - Dave Dawdy - Jeff Sipe)

 

 

I'll Break Though by Ed Englerth

I Heard A Rumor On The Train Last Night,
Never Said "Now Listen Here", But He Spoke His Mind,
Stood Up Against The Wall, Where The Light Was Blue,
Although The Stories Sad He Said, "You Can Make It Through",
So I'll Break Though

I Watch As The Cities Pass By, With My Hand On My Hip,
Don't Bother Asking 'Round, There's No Place To Sit,
I'll Finish This Drink, I'll Remember The Price,
It Won't Be My Last, And It's A Long Dark Ride,
So I'll Break Though

A Train Stop On Nightly Tour,
Sharing Time Concentrated And Pure,
We're Castaways With A Place To Meet,
With Ticket In Hand that Cost everything
So I'll Break Though

 

I'm Gone by Ed E

What do you want. -. When you say jump
What do you mean. -. When you say love
What are you expecting. -. I may not be too bright
But next time you bark. -. I’m sure to bite
* //: I’m gone ://
You make me so sick. -. What else can you steal
When you’ve taken everything - There’s nothing left to heal *

I’m tired of guessing - What’s on your mind
Tired of figuring out - What you think is right
Tired of fighting - A ghost I can’t hit
Tired of living - Where I can’t fit * *

 

 

If I Could by Ed Englerth

Am Am/C Am/D Am/F

If I could touch you
If I could show you my love
If I could hold you from here
//: If I could ://

If I could jump through the wires
If I could pass through the air
If I could slip between the frequencies
//: If I could ://

F Am
//: I won't be gone forever:// 3X
G G
All the same I抦 not there now

Am Am/C Am/D Am/F
If I could touch you
If I could show you my love
If I could hold you from here
If I could jump through the wires
If I could pass through the air
If I could slip between the frequencies
//: If I could ://

 

 

If It’s Like This On Earth by Ed Englerth

(notes repeat and build on)
E G A G A B D B
If your brakes give out now baby
I will help you stop
If you want to come through the door
You will not find it locked
If you tell me that it’s cold outside
You can wear my coat
If you got a question
I’ll answer if I know
//: If it’s like this on earth
Consider heaven ://
When your garden needs water
You’re free to use my well
If the wolf comes to the door
I will answer if you yell
Get it off your chest
I’ll be there to listen
I’ll help you find yourself
If you discover you are missing
//: If it’s like this on earth
Consider heaven ://
If all friends exit baby
I won’t leave you
If things get heavy
I will be your mule
When shadows fall
All across the heart
Don’t be afraid
Just tell me where you are
If the house is haunted
Take hold of my hand
We’ll face our demons
We’ll stand back to back
When the revolution
Comes busting through the door
Look them in the eye
These are the dogs of war
If there’s nothing left
Then that can be done or said
That’s the day
We’ll lie down with the dead (stop)
//: If it’s like this on earth
Consider heaven ://

 

 

Injustice by Ed Englerth

It's A Very Grey Day,
Blacks And Whites In The Streets,
Rain Runs Down The Sewers
In Long Red Streaks,
TV Films The Beatings,
Shows The Outer Extremes,
Never Shows The Quiet Hate,
Never Catches The Silent Screams

Injustice, In A Fallen World

Moving To That Rebel Beat,
Fight For Change For Change,
No Other Reason, No Other Way,
The Sins I Do Soon Become My Cage,

Injustice, In A Fallen World

Trouble In The World God Never Planned,
Woman Took The Apple Gave It To The Man,
(He Didn't Complain Much),

Injustice, In A Fallen World

It's A Very Gray Day,
Blacks And Whites In The Streets,
Rain Runs Down The Sewers
In Long Red Streaks,
Moving To That Rebel Beat,
Fight For Change For Change
No Other Reason, No Other Way
The Sins I Do Soon Become My Cage

Injustice, In A Fallen World

 

 

Is No One To Blame by Ed E

Is no one to blame for all this pain
For this emptiness that we maintain
Is no one to blame
For the wars that rage
For the hate we hurl
Is never gauged
*. Am I okay are we both the same
are you okay is no one to blame
Is no one to blame
For the coldness we feel
When everyone's okay
There's no one to heal
Is no one to blame
For the results we see
Wasted lives
Unmet needs. *

In this world are we all the same
Do we stand Where We Belong
Is there really no one to blame
Something's sure gone wrong **
That's ridiculous
that's insane
that's Insidious
That'll be our bane

 

 

It's Been A Long Time by Ed E

It’s been along time time
since I looked up at the moon
and it’s so quite here
and how I'm missing you
it’s been along time
since since I sat neth the stars
this past winter was too long
and I wonder how you are
* it’s been a long time
It’s been a long time
It has been a long long time
it’s been a long time
since I heard your voice
sweet echoes even now
why’d I go away
It’s been a long time
since I admitted I was wrong
even to myself it seems
I was blinded all along
*
It’s been a long time
but I pray it’s not to late
I won’t make that mistake again
believe me I have changed
-
it’s been a long time
since I heard your voice
sweet echoes even now
why’d I go away
*
Why’d I go away
*

 

 

It's Going To Rain by Ed E

//: G. G. D. C. ://
//: C. C. D. D. ://
He lies and says his name is fate
You took the bait and you're enslaved
You can't just let it lay
It's vanity by another name
You act as one insane

//: G. G. D. C. ://
//: It's going to rain, yes rain ://

And there's so much on your plate
They hand you a fork and they hand you a blade
So you dug right in with out delay
But then you hear at the garden gate
The landlord says the rent is late
That kind of talk leaves you afraid

//: It's going to rain, yes rain ://

(Instrumental)
Turn around before it's too late
And another mistake is made
Death is always paid
And you know his going rate
So you look around for something to trade
He knows you're home and so he waits
I don't think he's going to go away

//: It's going to rain, yes rain ://
Come on rain - yes rain
It's going to rain, yes rain

 

 

It's Hard by Ed E

Intro
F#. D. E. C#m D. A. Esus E

F#. D. E. C#m G. D Esus E
Well I understand stand what's being said
'cause hard is a matter of perspective
and I've fallen so many years
will I reach the bottom and live
I'm taking this time to think
'cause soon enough it will be over
because once you hit
you cannot recover
F#. D. E. C#m D. A. Esus E
*. and it's hard, it's hard, oh yes it's so hard
F#. D. E. C#m G. D Esus E
Well it's the same wherever we go
they smile and they say it's fun
but I don't like the marketing here
claiming that this is freedom
well I'm not free to stop falling
and there's a little sideways motion
everything is just a blur
dropping straight to the bottom
*. and it's hard, it's hard, oh yes it's so hard
F#. E.
Well I've grown callus throughout the years
. F#. E.
and I've learned keep the windows shut
. F#. E
cuz I don't answer the the phone anymore
. B# m Esus E
and soon I'll turn to dust
F#. D. E. C#m D. A Esus E
*. //: It's hard, it's hard, oh yes it's so hard :// 4x
F#. D. E. C#m G. D Esus E
. //: Esus E. ://

 

 

It's Never Too Late To Lose – by Ed Englerth

Wind Blowin' All Alone -
Edges Whipped In A Quiet Drone –
Prototypes Remain Behind - I
nstructions All Soaked With Wine –

Leaving All Your Dreams - In Shadows –
Living Out Of Sequence - With The Truth –
t's A Glossy Of A Life - That's Over Exposed –
Know - It's Never Too Late To Lose –

The House Empty Dark And Cold -
Oh Secrets Walls Withhold –
Broken Glass, Torn Screen -
Such A Sad, Sad Cuisine –
(Chorus)

Love Ended Tired Years Ago -
In Summer Hot, But Left No Glow –
Who's Mastered Attitudes -
We'd Always Meant To Elude
(Chorus)

 

 

Jesus Is Calling You by Ed E

Just like when you hear the music
You know there's something being said
When you're all alone at night
Someone whispers to you in your bed
//:Jesus is calling you://
Jesus is calling, He's calling you
While riding on the highway
Your heart begins to ache
You hear His voice so clear now
How much more will it take
//:Jesus is calling you://
Jesus is calling, He's calling you
Everyday it happens
And in your heart you know
It will never fade away
It will only grow and grow
//:Jesus is calling you://
Jesus is calling, He's calling you
It's been Him all along
Don't turn away
It's out of love he calls you
please, don't turn away
//:Jesus is calling you://
Jesus is calling, He's calling you

 

 

Juke Box by Ed E

What did you expect G
When you came tonight G
Did you want good times G
And to feel alright D
I gave up a lot
To play for you
So give me this chance
To make my debut
I don't want to be a C D
Juke Box Baby G
I didn't know you wanted someone else Am D G
I Don't want to be a Juke Box Baby
I don't wanna take anybody's place
Well here we are
And I came for you
Not just Something to do
I'll do my best
To sing it right
So you'll understand
My songs tonight
I don't want to be a C D
Juke Box Baby G
I didn't know you wanted someone else Am D G
I Don't want to be a Juke Box Baby
I don't wanna take anybody's place
Could it be I've make a mistake
Should I pretend to make you happy
Or could you be someone who would understand
Will you ever see?
I don't want to be a C D
Juke Box Baby G
I didn't know you wanted someone else Am D G
I Don't want to be a Juke Box Baby
I don't wanna take anybody's place

 

 

Just One Thing by Ed Englerth

G C/G G C/G

G C/G G
If there was just one thing
C/G G C/G G C/G
I had to battle day and night
G C/G G
I抎 press my fingers into the flesh of its neck
C/G G C/G G C/G
Then and there I抎 end that fight
D D
If there was just one thing
G C/G G
If there was just one thing

If there was just one thing
That I had to be forgiven of
It wouldn抰 be so hard to ask
For the kind of grace that flows from love
If there was just one thing
If there was just one thing

C G
Time pours me out like water
C Em
From my cradle to my grave
C G
Some people are refreshed
Am C/B C D
Others I wash away

G C/G G C/G

If there was just one thing
That brought the sky down to the ground
Crushing us beneath its mighty weight
Thus ending all our vows
If there was just one thing
If there was just one thing

G C/G G C/G

 

 

Kick A Dog - By Ed Englerth

I Am A Sick Dog - Yea Something’s Wrong Inside -
I’ve Been Kicked Around - If I Was Still Human I’d Cry -
But Since I’m A Dog - I Just Lay Down In The Dirt -
But I’m Liable To Bite - To Help You Learn -
Don’t Kick A Dog When He’s Down -

Do You Hate Me That Much? -
Did You Think I Was Too Sick -
To Do More Than Whimper? -
So You Just Hauled Off And Kicked -
Don’t Kick A Dog When He’s Down -

It’s Just A Little Blood - Because Of My Sharp Teeth -
It Was Just A Warning - I Didn’t Take Away Any Meat -
But //: Next Time – Yea ://
Don’t Kick A Dog When He’s Down

 

 

L.O.V.E. – By Ed Englerth

Love Is Not Easily Angered -
Love Must Always Be Sincere –
Love Rejoices When Truth Wins -
It Can't Wear Out & It Won't Give In –
Heart, Mind, & Soul -
It's More Than Playing A Role –

L-O-V- E Love - - That's What I Said –
L-O-V- E Love - - That's What I Meant –
L-O-V- E Love - - Let's Hear It Again - -
L-O-V- E Love - Don't That Make Sense –

Practice Love, But Don't Leave Justice –
Love Always Protects - & It Will Always Trust –
Love Always Hopes, Always Perseveres –
Perfect Love Casts Out All Fear,
(Chorus)

Now Don't Get A Fat Head -
With All That You Know –
Come On & Get A Heart
& Let That Love Grow,
(Chorus)

 

 

Little Bit Of Elvis by Ed E

Elvis is down at the malt shop
Doing what comes naturally
Eating them burgers and drinking them shakes
Nods and says a man's got to eat

Then he heads off towards the lake
With a boat behind his truck
The king is on vacation
Since he simply had enough

* //: There's a little bit of Elvis ://
In us all

On the way there's trouble
Someone's got a flat
Elvis can't see just driving by
So I pulled over and lends a hand *

As he lays there on the beach
The waves are beating time
Elvis hopes the folks still love him
And wishes he could find peace of mind *

 

 

Living in the Shadows by Ed Englerth

The Words And Phrases That I Was Taught,
Are Becoming Meaningless Or Jokes,
Communication's Coming To A Standstill,
It's A Corpse That's Growing Cold,
I'm Living In The Shadows,

Going Through The Motions Of Past Ideas,
Falling Through The Bottom Line,
Actions Speak Louder And Louder,
A Garbled, Screeching Diatribe,
I'm Living In The Shadows,

Shadows Of A Time Long Past,
Where The Light Shines Bright,

We Closed Our Eyes, We Shut The Blinds,
Put On Sunglasses, And Tried To Hide

Someone Hit The Switch,
Where There's No Light,
There's No Shadows
I'm Living In The Shadows.

 

 

Lost On The Way To Morning by Ed Englerth

The walls are empty
The air’s an oily film
The only light pours
From my computer screen

Life is fragile
N’ mine is cracked
The tide flows in
But it won’t flow back

(Chorus)
Lost on the way to morning

Fruit falls lost
One by one
I hate the things
This man’s become

The darkest ocean
I’ve ever seen
I’m at the bottom
And it’s crushing me

(Chorus)

They say hope arrives with the dawn
I’d desire that if I could last that long

(Chorus 4X)

 

 

 

Love Is Not To Blame by Jan Krist & Ed Englerth

G C D - G C D
G C D G
Why do you come crying
G
With such sad stories
C D
As if love hurt you
G C D
Like some kind of disease
C D
As you sigh you look at me
C D
You say, I know you'll understand
C D
If you two have so much love
Am G/B C D
Why are you looking for a friend?

(Chorus)
G D G
Love is not to blame
C D
Love never caused all your pain
G G/F# Em D C C/B Am
I get so tired of love wearing the black hat
C D G C D G C D
It's not love that hurts it's the lack

Tell me again about him
You say he loves only you
Your heart needs mending
Yet you swear he loves only you
You ache with the longing
To make it right, to stop the fights
When will this striving end
When will you see the lies?

(Chorus)

G G/F# Em D C C/B Am
I get so tired of love wearing the black hat
C D G C D G C D
It抯 not love that hurts it抯 the lack
G C D G C G C G

 

 

Magnificent Tragedy by Ed E

I want to find someone
To be angry with
To fight some injustice
Or destroy some evil social myth
I want to feel something
On this cold cold night
So I jump on the spear
That the soldier holds high
* //: magnificent :// tragedy

I wish I could hide
So I kick out the lights
There is no where to go
It’s been a long strange ride *
Calling up hate
Just to keep me awake
Love’s too tame
n’ peace is just lame *
//: magnificent ://
can you see it
can you feel it
can you stand up
oh come on
isn’t it magnificent

 

 

Make Me A Melody By Ed Englerth

Make me a melody
Sing me strong
Like a dream desired
And easily recalled

Let the song be famous
Let this singer not
Be sure to remind me
If in the future I抳e forgot

Let me be your melody
Let me be your melody from now on

When things are good
Or they become too much
Let your song come floating back
With a healing touch

Your song is constant
Flowing though the centuries
Pure and satisfying
Please flow though me

Let me be your melody
Let me be your melody from now on

 

 

Matter Of Chance by Ed E

Oh oh oh oh oh oh
* Are we really a matter of Chance
What's the odds on a matter chance
Are you a matter of Chance
Is his love a matter of Chance

Is life a toss of the dice
With no logic or rationale
Random identification with removable decals
No good or bad
No true or false
No righteousness or evil
All is truly lost. *

If this is true we live a dichotomy
All our beliefs are held selectivity
Would Jesus have died
If love didn't have meaning
A mistake in the universe
With the longing of our being. *

Oh oh oh oh oh oh *

 

 

Mercy Mercy by Ed Englerth

E E sus E E sus E E sus E
E A
Please remember our weakness
B
We are but dust
E A
There is no one like you
E B
We need your love

(Chorus)
A Asus A
Mercy Mercy
E E sus E
Mercy Mercy
F#m7 B
Mercy Mercy
E Esus E Esus E Esus E
Amen

We wait all day long
At night we cry out
Carry me, oh carry me
We need you now (Chorus)

Bm7 E Bm7 E
Rescue us - restore us
Bm7 E F#m7 B
Protect us - sustain us

(Chorus)(Chorus)

 

 

Modern Man – by Ed Englerth

I Was Robbed Of Mystery -
Science Just Couldn’t Get A Grip –
On Such A Slippery Creature -
So They Disposed Of It –

I’m A Modern Man -
In A Post-Modern World –

My Soul Has Come Up Missing - No Bureau To Report To –
No Picture For A Carton - It Just Vanished In The Blue - I’m
(Chorus)

Do We Now Believe In Elves Leprechauns -
To Give Longing A Place To Rest? –
Is This What Soren Meant By Leaping? -
Then Following Obsessed? –
(Chorus)
(Chorus)

 

 

Move The Mountain by Ed Englerth

He Walked Along The Shoreline
And Was Quiet As A House,
He'd Been Burned To The Ground,
And Could Not Speak Out Loud,
As His Eyes Followed
The Movement Of The Waves,
His Face Was So Somber,
And His Hair In Disarray,

He Could Not Move The Mountain
He Could Not Remove The Pain
From Where I Stood He'd Moved Everything He Could
And He Might Never Move Again

The Sun Was High Behind A Cloud,
The Water Licked The Shore,
As He Turned He Look At Me,
Then Walked On As Before,
As We Approached The Embers
Of The Burnt Out Frame,
I Wanted To Do Or Speak,
Something To This Plague, (Chorus)

I Never Saw The Purpose Or The Reason,
Though They Always Said I Would,
And If It Appeared This Very Moment,
It'd Still Be Misunderstood (Chorus)

 

 

Mr Warrin by Ed E

Mr Warrin finds no quiet place
Inside of his house
He walks with bloodshot eyes
All his thought are upside down
Mr Warrin is disoriented
He’s sad and tries to frown
It comes out as a smile
And all his words are mispronounced
* He doesn’t understand
How he got here
He doesn’t understand
How to leave
Mr Warrin is held captive
By his own gravity
His intentions are misunderstood
All his thoughts are scattered
His got a fever & it makes him chilled
He can not find the cure *

Mr Warrin’s been around the world
Someone always pays the way
He always carries baggage
That he never claims *

 

 

My World by Ed Englerth

I Can't Abandon What I Can't Give,
Who Do I Trust With What Is Hidden,
I Walk Disjointed N' It Affects My Path,
These Decisions Leave Me Bound And Gagged,

(Chorus)
Rearrange My Hold And Grip My Fears
Excuses Can't Rip Me Away From Here
So I Continue But Can't Be Cured
As I Hold Tight To My World

I Can't Submit, But I Feel The Flame, I
Can't Rejoice In What My Hands Have Made
(Chorus)
Rearrange My Hold And Grip My Fears
Excuses Can't Rip Me Away From Here
So I Continue But Can't Be Cured
As I Hold Tight To My World

The Unobtainable Solutions
Are Beyond What I Can Pay,
The Inescapable Conclusion
Disappears Into The Haze

(Chorus)
Rearrange My Hold And Grip My Fears
Excuses Can't Rip Me Away From Here
So I Continue But Can't Be Cured
//: As I Hold Tight To My World ://

 

 

Nothing seems right anymore - by Ed Englerth

I didn’t wake up again this morning -
How much longer can this go on –
Darkness spills in the doorway -
And it’s a long time past the dawn –
I’ve suffered through several explanations -
Of how love’s to be applied –
Old men in the streets -
Businessmen and blushing brides –

Nothings seems right anymore -
The beach never reaches the shore -
The birds fly out where the sky is torn -
Nothings seems right anymore –

The landscape is so quiet -
I can hear every cry and scream –
All looking for a place to rest -
In this universe of dreams –
(Chorus)
I turned my back on you - Why’d I walk away –
I can’t ignore you God - And still keep these - windmills at bay -
(lead over verse)
(Chorus)
//:Nothings seems right anymore:// 3X
//: Nothings seems right anymore://

 

 

Old Tales Of A Restless Ghost by Ed E

Long and lonely
The sounds of scraping
Plays like laughter
With a hollow ring

He cannot hold a thought for long
Wrings the bottom of his Ragged Coat
Blood would trip if there were any left
The old Tales of a Restless ghost

Ancient weary eyes
Can not comprehend
Looking to the face
Of an old friend
(chorus)

Fingers tied in knots
From trying to hold fire
The only hopeful sign
Is deep in sightless eyes, deep inside
(chorus 2x)

 

 

One More Chance by Ed Englerth

I've Fallen By A Lamp Post In The Middle Of The Night,
My Clothes, Torn N' Bloody The Pain, Deep N' Wide,
My Vision Was Blurred, I Thought I'd Lost My Rights,
I Swore They'd Been Stolen, So Someone Had To Die,

One More Chance One More Chance,
I'm Broken N' Blind With No Where To Hide,
Though It's Vanishing Fast One More Chance

We're Confronted By A Hurricane, That Blew Away Our Dreams,
Washed Us In A Tidal Wave Of Depravity (Depravity),
Closed Our Eyes With Pokers Stolen From The Fire,
And We Could Not Speak The Screams Of Our Desires,

(Chorus)

Looking Through The Windows N' Stumblin' Through The Door,
Hearing Voices In The Heavens

(Chorus)

 

 

Put My Arms Around Her by Ed E

She’s like chocolate so good yet melts away
when the sun is hot she longs for cooler days
her love is deep the pain is wide
her heart holds me her panic simply lies

* and I put my arms around her
never letting go
I kiss her cause I need her
she’s the one I chose

She’s like crystal beauty in the light
yet so fragile she hides inside
she’s my other the best part of me
oh how I love her together we’re complete

*

life together can be hard
burning sand in the desert heat
but God can make the flowers flourish
As we draw close to Him

 

 

Rapture Snake by Ed Englerth

He's Coming Back Next Year - Going To Put Things Right –
He'll Burn Up The Dross - I Can Read The Signs –
The Storm Clouds Are Coming - Going To Drench This Sick World –
Blood Is Going To Flow - And Soak Into The Soil –

So Calls The Voice Of The Rapture Snake -
It's The Rapture Snake –
People Touch It's Skin - Then Do It Again & Again –
It's The Rapture Snake –

We'll Be Lifted To The Sky - Before The Fire Fall –
It's All Right To Chuckle - It'll Be A Glorious Day –
Live Life Here And Now - Don't Worry About The Mess
When The King Returns - He'll Fix Up The Place
(Chorus)

As He Whispers Hoarsely "The End Is Near" –
It's Not Faith He's Building - Fear Is Proclaimed Here –
He Broadcast His Concern - Yet He Hates All Mankind –
It's Not A Warning He's Calling His Bite Betrays His Lies
(Chorus)

 

Remind Me (your my home) by Ed Englerth

I don't want to sing
I don't want to cry
It's hard to live when
Nothing coincides
I'm almost blind
In this light
I reach out
I need you tonight

Remind me
Use the telephone
A billboard
Or cheap cologne
Use the man on the street
Let yourself be know
Remind me that
You're my home

Face grows old
Friends depart
By grace alone
I've still got a heart
My eyes still open
Although I squint
They've predicted the worst
It ain't happened yet

Remind me
Use the telephone
A billboard
Or cheap cologne
Use the man on the street
Let yourself be know
Remind me that
You're my home

My mind tends to forget
The lessons that are most important
My best years are already spent
I pray I'm not an embarrassment

//: Remind me
Use the telephone
A billboard
Or cheap cologne
Use the man on the street
Let yourself be know
Remind me that
You're my home :// //: You're my home :// (repeat n fade)

 

Rumble of the Train by Ed Englerth

G Em C G
G Em
The track ran through my town
C G
I’d hear the train about sunset
G Em
They never stopped back then
C G
And they’re not stopping yet

They’re older than their wisdom
They’re sadder than their tears
They keep moving through the night
And won’t slow down for years

(Chorus)
Em Em
* It’s the rumble of the train
G G
The rumble of the train (repeat Chorus)

But they’ll have to stop one day
Be laid to rest on twisted backs
In the meantime they’ll keep driving
Although someone’s stole the tracks

They rarely check their watches now
They’ve been traveling for so long
They know each place by the pain
That won’t stop till they’re gone

(Chorus 2X)

(Bridge)
D C G
With clicks n’ clacks n’ rattles
D C G
It shutters and it shakes
D C G
There’s a long and lonely moan
D C G
As if it’s heart would break

(last verse)
Late at night while I lie sleeping
I heard that high sad whistle
I dreamed I boarded that train
And disappeared over a hill

(Chorus 4X)

 

Tonight by Ed Englerth

You sat down across from me
The room was warmed by kerosene
We sat quite still the music played
And we are both past our teens
Isolated by our silence
Friends intervene on our behalf
An openhearted night is past
A soft touch a relaxed laugh

We came to share our solitude
Hesitations were overruled
I took you home
Now I'm alone . . . tonight

We spent several days together
And the rain poured down outside
Spoke of friends and situations
And our nights were occupied

We came to share our solitude
Hesitations were overruled
I took you home
Now I'm alone . . . tonight

Restlessness slid it's head in the door
With both withdrew and closed our eyes
The physical does not satisfy the soul
Why believe the lies

We came to share our solitude
Hesitations were overruled
I took you home
Now I'm alone . . . tonight

Now I'm here all alone
I'm alone tonight
In a world like this
There's no reason
I'm alone tonight

No matter how many
Or how consistent
It was always so cold there in my bed
All that's let is discontent
I'm alone tonight
Alone . . . . . . . . . tonight

 

Turn On The Water (Your Love Matters) by Ed Englerth

Oil slick soul and dirty knees
sorrowful face, I still believe
Sleepwalking still, will I awake
Bitter and broken, pills on my plate

Turn on the water
Throw me in the deep end
Turn on the water
I'm full of weakness
When you see me
walking backwards
show compassion
your love matters.

Foolish flames tickle my skin
Empty I know yet I give in
Jumping n' shouting, weight on my head
So here I am with my hands outstretched

Turn on the water
Throw me in the deep end
Turn on the water
I'm full of weakness
When you see me
walking backwards
show compassion
your love matters.

I need an ocean of hope
waves of forgiveness
a rope to the shore

I want your arms to hold me
waiting and patient
strong and secure

(instrumental)

Turn on the water
Throw me in the deep end
Turn on the water
I'm full of weakness
When you see me
walking backwards
show compassion
your love matters.

 

 

Sad Stories by Ed E

Sometimes I hear sad stories
You’ve heard them too
How folks can’t get along
Well that’s nothing new
N’ I admit I am far from perfect
I don’t always see things
in the clearest light
I’ve made my fair share of mistakes
I’ve even been known to cause
more than one fight

My baby n’ I
haven’t been getting on to well
I don’t always clean the floor
and she is always bored
She wants me to take out the trash
She tells me it smells
and then she leaves for the store

Five hours later
she comes back from shopping
The trash is still sitting
right where she left it
& she’s turning red
& she’s staring at me,
& she says, ‘what part of throw it out
don’t you get baby?’

Well she goes out to the back yard
Takes a swing in the hammock
I go out to the barrel
and throw in the trash
‘It’ll be gone soon’ I say with a smile
As I reach in my pocket
n’ I pull out a match

She says it stinks
so I give a little laugh,
I say ‘I’m sorry it’s burning so slow –
I’ll make it burn fast’
So I get an empty soup can –
And I fill it with fuel
She told me not to do that
then she calls me a fool

I don’t know how it happened –
I almost fell
Half went in the barrel
and half on myself.
N’ I cried, ‘I’m on fire,
please call for help’
She said, ‘I told you not to do it,
call’m yourself’
(aaahhh, that’s cold)

Sometimes I hear sad stories
You’ve heard’m too
How folks can’t get along
Well that’s nothing new
Now I’m lying here in the hospital
With 3rd degree burns
and there’s one lesson I hope you’ve learned
No matter how bad
it gets with your mate
Compared to me and my X
you two are doin’ great
Hhhhhmmmmm, you two are looking great.
Exceptional, Wow, amazing,
mighty fine, looking good

 

 

Shall We Stop by Ed Englerth

We Set Our Compass By Our Culture,
We See The Future By It's Heavenly Light,
We Stoke The Fire Of This Crimson Flame,
We Tie A Knot In The Bed Sheets At Night,
We Waist While The Hours Grow Cold,
We Taste What Kills Us Slowly,
We Think We Know Knowing Nothing,
We Clasp Our Hands That Can Not Hold,

Shall We Stop At The Temple Of Doom,
Shall We Rest By The Lake Of Fire,
Shall We Know As We Are Known,
Shall We Live Out Our Desires

We Can't Sit Still In Luxury,
We Don't Mind If This Drinks Corrupt,
We Don't Find Any Lap Of Comfort,
We Won't Honor What We Can't Love, (Chorus)

When We've All Passed The Test,
When We've Passed Into Eternity,
When We've Lost All We Set Our Hand To,
When We're Buried, ..... In The Deepest Sea (Chorus)

Shall we stop – shall we rest – shall we know – shall we live

 

 

She Couldn't Help But Believe by Ed E

She longed to move out to the country
Out into the woods among the trees
Not so much an escape but to Hope
Not out of fear yet to the unknown

She'd heard the stories
Wind blowing through the leaves
And at night the moon and the stars
She couldn't help but believe

tall dark man with short straight hair
Stood blocking the doorway waved his hands in the air
He said you can't leave there's nothing for you there
He was lying through his smile he knew but didn't care

She'd heard the stories
Wind blowing through the leaves
And at night the moon and the stars
She couldn't help but believe

She climbed through the window out onto the roof
It was so hot up there the tar felt like glue
She'd made a set of wings and prayed they'd help her fly
She strapped them to her arms and ran with all her might
As her foot left the edge
One shoe stayed behind
You can still see it from the window
Amysterious blue sign
(Chorus 2x)

She'd heard the stories
Wind blowing through the leaves
And at night the moon and the stars
She couldn't help but believe

 

 

Shedding Blood Was Meant To Hurt by Ed Englerth

I lost my heart In a concrete canyon
I lost my place
To what might have been
I sat down
On my pickups gate
I closed my eyes
And my heart changed lanes

(Chorus)
Sacrifice is never easy
Shedding blood was meant to hurt
I’ve got to cut and run now
If this is ever going to work

The valley below
And mountain above
I live in between
And wonder what’s enough
Walked to the truck door
As I took out my keys
Pulled out on the road
And I repeat my creed (Chorus)

(Bridge)
Some would cry and carry on
I’ll face the facts, no use throwing stones
Who I am’s not tied to who I’m with
Why’d it take so long to get to this

(Chorus)

 

 

Sin Kills by Ed E

* Sin kills and it's no big secret
It's been like that
since the beginning of time
It seems like it'd be obvious by now
Maybe we've grown up blind
This world is crumbling around us
We've turned our backs on God
We've dreamed our dreams
They all seemed right
But nothing's right *

If we want to see
The walking dead
Just open our eyes
We die a little more every day
As we walk away*

If we say we don't sin we lie
If we refuse the savior we die * *

 

 

Spark by Ed E

Em
For every bad time
C
For every sad life
Em
Whenever there’s trouble,
C
Wherever lighting strikes
Em
For the cloudy days of rain
C
When the wind blows like ice
Em
When you’ve been down so long
C
You can no longer cry

(Chorus)
D C
There’s a spark, I know there’s a spark
D C
Sometimes it’s like a fiery arc
Em
There’s a spark

When you’ve gone blind,
From staring into the night
Alone on the road, Between the earth n’ sky
When you lay down to die,
But can’t find any rest
You’ve been dragged on the ground
There’s nothing left

(Chorus) (Lead)

(Bridge)
B A Em
When there’s no big picture
B A Em
& there’s no details
B A Em
When it make no sense
B A Em
When there’s no trail

(Chorus 2X)

 

 

Steal Your Heart by Ed E

You don't know me but i know you
Every bit of your life i know the truth
You've looked for. Me for a long long time
Come into my arms i want you as mine
//: I want to steal your heart :// 3x
I've been waiting for you to see,
My love for you and it's all for-free
But I'm not easy you must play your part
The price is paid but i need your heart
//: Iwant to steal your heart :// 3x
This world has your heart but i want it now
Your walking away i want to turn you around
//: I want to steal your heart :// 3x

 

 

Suicide – (Addie Englerth poem – Ed and Addie Music)

The futility of perfection. - The insanity of chaos A picture of beauty, fine lines and destruction Purpose lost, the magnitude an over whelming realization of the state of existence Drowns in a sound proof barriers unwittingly constructed
Intensity turns salty tears to blood Aging is propelled by the motivation to cease living Reaching out, crying uncontrollable, Flinging caution to the wind Not desiring compassion, only lonely desolation
In this already unforgiving corpse in which I live Decay is lurking around the corner I never thought I’d come to see those eyes The cracks in the ceiling seem to open up to swallow me The walls leer to crush my will to breath Lights shine though my skin Exposing my shriveled soul I am naked without a way to hide from scrutinizing eyes
Fear escapes my lips and I am far from ready To receive the daily dose of criticism That greets each morning cup of coffee No sugar, no cream, plain and bitter, Dark and monotonous Preferred to variety, Solemn distinction and separateness Alone in the insanity Engulfed in the futility (Save by grace.)

 

 

Suitcase by Ed Englerth

 

E A
I’ve got a suitcase full of love
E
& it’s drenched in the blues
A
I’ve got a suitcase full of love
E
& it’s drenched in the blues
B A
This life is full of heartache
E E
But love will get me through

//: I’m in my hour need
Every minute every day ://
I know I’d die for sure
If the hand of grace was delayed.

//: My dreams are often haunted
my sleepless nights are full of pain ://
If you don’t hold me close
I’m sure I’ll go insane

//: The sky is on fire
& there’s no place to run ://
there’s only one way out
yea that’s right, just one

//: I’ve got a suitcase full of love
& it’s drenched in the blues ://
This life is full of heartache
But love will get me through
(repeat last line 3X)

 

 

Take Your Burdens by Ed E

You look a bit bewildered
I don't want you confused
I know you understand
I've got this job to do
I understand what you're saying
but your pleads are nothing new
I wish your explanations
had the ring of Truth

take your burdens lay them down
your troubled mind and heart
take your burdens lay them down
or they'll tear you apart
your body suffers pain
you'll want to turn around
trust him through your doubt
he will lead you out (instrumental)

you may experience exhaustion
that's the way that people feel
when they're trying to move to planets
where dreams meet what's real
there's no winning or losing
there is no final test
I will hold you tight
and breathe your final breath

take your burdens lay them down
your troubled mind and heart
take your burdens lay them down
or they'll tear you apart
your body suffers pain
you'll want to turn around
trust him through your doubt
he will lead you out.
(instrumental)
(repeat chorus)
(repeat last 4 lines last time)

 

 

Talk To God by Ed E

I’ve heard it told
That you talk to God
Does He speak to you
Does this happen a lot
If you meet with God today
And he seems in a mighty good mood
Would you ask him something for me
I’m sure it’s nothing new but,
* I’m not sure how to communicate
With someone that knows me even better than myself
Seems it’d be old news to him
It just be me repeating – everything again and again
Do you hear voices
Out loud? Or in your head
Or is it just a feeling you get
When there’s something being said
Does he read your thoughts
Or do you speak out loud
When do the changes come
What happens when you doubt *

When you pray to God
Does he poke his finger into history
Do you or circumstances change
It’s always been a mystery * *

(ideas for adlibs)
Who wants yesterday’s papers
Who wants yesterday’s news
Who wants yesterday’s papers
Nobody in the world
Gives me a bad case of the blues
get off my blue suede shoes

There’s someone praying…. It’s //: Bless me ://
There’s an old sot in the corner beating his chest
Saying forgive me Lord

I’m not sure how to communicate
With someone that knows me even better than myself
Who wants yesterday’s papers
Who wants yesterday’s news
Who wants yesterday’s prayers
He might refuse . . . . Maybe I should shut up n’ listen.

 

 

Talkin' About Me by Ed E

Talk about someone who's fallen
Someone's lost their wings
It's said they lost their way
Careful about the injury they'll bring

Talking about me
Talking about you
They're Talking about me
Talking about you

Got lost along the way
Somehow just got out of step
Then lost the path again
Yet somehow can never forget

(chorus)

The fallen are not forgotten
Help is found in the healers hands
Forgiveness flows from the cross
To all of us in this desperate land

Years later will people ask
"Hey, who use to live here?"
I heard they had some problems
It grew worse year by year

(Chorus)

 

 

Talk Show Metaphysics by Ed E

So what's God doing now
It's time to turn on the tube
To the talks hows, the talks hows
To catch the daily news
It's talk show -- metaphysics
With it's talk show rhetoric
It's what I believe
My light and my yardstick
It's talk show -- metaphysics
Darwinian theories
Make us aware of the divine
The scientists are prophets
Of our modern times
It's talk show -- metaphysics
With it's talk show rhetoric
It's what I believe
My light and my yardstick
It's talk show -- metaphysics
The talk show host seems so sincere
Asking the right questions like,
"why are we all here?"
With a gee-whiz confidence
In humanity's good will
The creative force in man
Will take us deeper still
It's talk show -- metaphysics
With it's talk show rhetoric
It's what I believe
My light and my yardstick
It's talk show -- metaphysics

 

 

The Arch by Ed Englerth

Leonardo Da Vinci
Understood the arch
It can hold the heavy weight
It’s not just a work of art
Form follows function
The center stone is key
Two weaker semicircles
Are kept from tragedy

The Arch follow The Arch

Envision the support
With mutual strength
Provided by the other
With hands outstretched
Compassion in action
Nations, cities, those next door
Without one another
We’re naked, weak, & poor

The Arch follow The Arch

Wars are won and loss
Far fro the battle field
In the heart of each one
The future is revealed

The Arch follow The Arch

 

 

The Longing – by Ed Englerth

Wishing to be compatible - To have his cake n’ eat in peace –
Wanting not to wait - To escape this night of grief –

Longing to walk in freedom - Longing to trust n love –
Longing for a reason - Longing fro the renaissance –

Bruised n blue - His back is sore n stiff –
His fingers touch welts - That cannot be hid
(Chorus)

Understanding isn’t mercy -
Still lost in his old neighborhood –
Nothing’s changed in all these years –

New friends for old friends -
The future is sold cheap –
A slave to his old desires –

The world’s secrets - A snare for the fallen n found –
A bludgeoned soul laid open - Eyes shut tight he recoils
(Chorus)

 

Three Men On A Hill by Ed Englerth

Three Men On A Hill,
One would steal you blind,
He'd beat you and leave you for dead,
Were hate on his sleeve with pride,

If you can see his face, Look into his eyes,
Who is this man, Outlined against the sky,

Three Men On A Hill,
One's sorry for the life he's lead,
He wants to be forgiven,
Admits guilt without defense, (Chorus)

Three Men On A Hill,
One dies without a fight,
He's the only one who's innocent,
Yet he was sent to die (Chorus) (Chorus)

 

 

Time Tree by Ed E

Watch the clock - hear bells ring
Don't stop - reckoning

Try so hard - to hold sand
Slips away - from every man

*. Pure pain and fire falls
On the time tree
Hanging crimes
Big and small
On the time tree

Death by minutes hopeless hours
Walking dead - Centuries tower

More than a season's - In jeopardy
Flesh and spirit - Mortality *

It's a miracle - Another chance
Undeserved - Innocents. *

 

Turning To You by Ed Englerth

God is whispering tonight
Though the music's playing loud
And I can hear ever word
Even in this crowd
No one understands as well
As the one who made my heart
The reason it's breaking
Is it's missing a part

//: Turning to you :// 3X

It's no use trying to run
I've been through that hell
No matter where I go
You know me oh so well
There's a hole inside of me
I've tried everything to fill
Nothing heals the pain
Only you ever will

//: Turning to you :// 3X

I listen I don't speak
I can't move I feel so week
You're reaching out to me
Your touch is all I need

//: Turning to you :// 3X
Turning to you
close as a heart beat
Turning to you
close as a prayer
Turing to you
and you'll be there

 

To Move, To Think, To Talk by Ed Englerth

What Do I Do With You, Why Do You Love Me,
Where Do I Start To Move, To Think, To Talk,

What Do You Mean To Me, In The Day To Day,
Where Do I Start To Move, To Think, To Talk,

To Move With You Just Like A Dancer
To Think With You Take Every Thought Captive
To Talk With You Without Distractions
I Surrender To You

What Do I Say To You, How Do I Listen,
Where Do I Start To Move, To Think, To Talk

(Chorus)

 

 

Travel The Land by Ed E

G D
She was born in the fullness of time
. C. Em. A
she was conceived in commitment and passion
. C. Em
Some say the Divine had this all planned
C. D G
//: I pray she live long and be loved ://
La her by the door and walked off alone
I wrapped her with a blanket and Bow
I love this child and did the best that I could
//: In time I think they will know ://
. D. C. G
* I'll travel the land and tell all about her
. D. G
And quite often I'll quote her by heart
. D. C. G
I'll mix in stories of her brothers and sisters
. C. Em. A
. C D. G
//: And how each one got their start ://
With Wonder you head for the door
You heard the knocking twice 3
Who would be out on a night so dark
At the door you sink to your knees
It's a child you cry and pull her inside
As you weep in disbelief
She's a wonderful girl with short brown curls
// : And you can see that her magic runs deep :// *
. Cm. Em
I hope one day will have kids of Their Own
. C. D. G
Ripples in the sea of time
. C. Em
Each of my children are precious to me
. C. D. G
I'm proud to call each of them by mine

 

 

Trouble by Ed E

He hadn’t been looking for trouble
It was the last thing he thought he’d need
He didn’t understand the motivation
Was planted much like a seed

He went right to her side
Like a long lost friend
Although they’d never met
Anyone could guess the end

* It was trouble,
trouble from the very start
It was trouble,
trouble with an empty heart

He thought he understood
Why he lost at love
He always believed he’d stop
But he never got enough

He’d end up hurting
Each and every time
But just let a girl walk past
And she’d stay right on his mind *

This kind of life is wearing thin
There’s only one place
that he needs to begin
And it’s not with trouble * *

 

 

Try by Ed Englerth

E B D A
Just because I’m depressed
Doesn’t mean that things aren’t broken
It may not mean, just take my pills
Or give meaningless a positive spin

When life falls like burning leaves
w/ limbs twisted as if lighting stuck
rebuild, repair, maybe reverse engineer
even if everything turns to dust

(Chorus)
If we don’t try it’ll never get done
If we don’t ask the answer’s no
This life is not a waist
Love is the debt we owe

Paul said, “Don't grow weary of doing good"
That’s the way the race is run
We will see visions – we will dream dreams
We have yet to see what we will become

If we don’t try it’ll never get done
If we don’t ask the answer’s no
This life is not a waist
Love is the debt we owe

(bridge)
C#m7 C#m7
Awe of God – The beginning of wisdom
C#m7 C#m7
Don’t hide the light – we are all travelers

E B D A
If we don’t try it’ll never get done
If we don’t ask the answer’s no
This life is not a waist
Love is the debt we owe

//: try, ask, live, love ://

If we don’t try it’ll never get done
If we don’t ask the answer’s no
This life is not a waist
Love is the debt we owe

E E E E
//: shoe be doop :// Bop bop

 

Under The Word by Ed Englerth

What do I do when the battle fades
When the clash of armor is but a memory
I see the blood red dawn do I cry or sing
This battle's over now the war begins

//: Under the word Under the word
Of our God and king :// 2X

What you see now is not what you get
This is a shadow beyond a vale of regret
The every day of every day is where we spend our time
A manifestation in the daily grind

//: Under the word under the word
Of our God and king :// 2X

The sound rings empty if we in ourselves
If it rests in the flesh it burns in hell . . . (lead)

//: Under the word under the word
Of our God and king :// 4X

What do I do when the music fades
When the crash of guitars is but a memory
I see the blood red dawn do I cry or sing
This song is over here is where it all begins

//: Under the word under the word
Of our God and king :// 2X

 

What Am I For by Ed E

What am I for by ed englerth
I look at the rocks around me
Round n’ flat on this shore
The ocean beats them all day long
Is that what this rocks are for
Wheat grows in the fields
Soak up the rains that pour down
Photosynthesis, with heads for food
Is that what this wheat is for
* //: what am I for? ://
wake up as the trucks roll by
The network news tries to entertain
The artist sweats n’ strains to speak
Seems every other days the same
I’m just trying to stay sane
I take that back, I don’t try that hard
And the odds get even, it’s a game of cards
I just smile as I fall apart *
(bridge)
What am I for? What am I for?
The door swings the vacuum cleaners suck
The earth spins and I’ve had enough
(quietly)
Twelve and thirty-nine are fifty-one
The flowers in the fields love the sun
Trash is stuff that gets thrown away
Will I be like that someday? * *

 

 

What Do I Do by Ed E

//: What do I do
There goes the backup plan ://
What do I do?
I can’t cry, I can’t laugh

//: Where should I go
the bridge is out //:
Where should I go?
I’m sinking down

//: Who do I ask
Do you think it’s too late ://
Yeah who do I ask?
Can you give me a name?

//: Why should I care
Reason is dead on its feet ://
Why should I care?
Can you tell me please?

//: What do I do
Where should I go ://
Why should I care
(and if I did) How will I know?

 

 

What Have I Become by Ed E

The motions I go through
Don't make me who Iam
My identity is exposed
By every game I play
Been lookin' at the years
They seem stacked against me
I'm not leaving the clues
I thought I'd leave -
//:What have I become://
A river flows through
This body of mine
A polluted stream
Someone should put up signs
Swim at your own risk
Danger at every bend
Don't cut your foot
On the ships I've wrecked
//:What have I become://
Has justice been asleep?
Hit its head when I fell?
Who's calling the name,
of this infidel?
Not alone on this road
Grace moves me on
All through the night·
I can see the dawn,
but //:What have I become://
I've got to know the truth
To choose the path less trod
I'm bound for destruction
If I never face What I've become
//:What have I become://
//:What have I become://

 

 

What Kind Of Revolution by Ed E

The halls of justice
Are empty and cold
Their concept of right
Comes from below
We elect, representatives
To a Congress of futility
What kind of revolution
Church trades God
For another
She's working on Love
As a debtor
The artist reflects
Through a darkened glass
To interpret the view
A perpetual task
What kind of revolution
Something deep down is shaking me
God, what are you doing
There's a revolution raging inside
I hear your voice calling
What kind of revolution
Is coming down
What kind of revolution
You taking about
What kind of revolution
Listen for that sound
What kind of revolution
Hear somebody shout
What kind of revolution
Some just want out.

 

 

When Words Fail by Ed Englerth

When words fail
To describe the way we feel
To explain
That the pain inside is real
When words fail
The verbal symbols crumble
Down between us
Lay shattered at our feet

When words fail
I can't stop
My heart beats on in love
When words fail

When words fail
And our world disintegrates
We can't define
Why we can't communicate

When words fail
I can't stop
My heart beats on in love
When words fail

(bridge) There's more to love
And life has more meaning
Than the failure of words
That seem so unyielding

When words fail
I can't stop
My heart beats on in love
When words fail

 

 

Where We Were by Ed E

. D. Bb Maj7
I'm trying not to wreck
. D. Gm7
These pictures I'm looking at
. D. Bb Maj 7
So much depth in each one
. Gm7. C. (C C# D)
Holds a river that comes flowing back
Paper and color are held together
By a moment in time
Each one's a life now revealed
A hope, a dream, a sigh
Am7. Dm7
* The voices and the laughter
Gm7. Db Maj 7
We thought we'd get what we were after
. Am Dm7
Now these pictures are all that's left
. Gm7. C. C C# D
Of where we were
I'm reminded of what was back then
And what will never be again
These people have all moved on
Few things work out as planned. *

. Gm.7. Gm7
Now my eyes are blurry
. Bb. C
Half from weariness - half from tears
. Gm7. Gm7
I've got to put these pictures away
. Bb. C
As I fall asleep I can still hear. *
//: Where we were ://
. //: D. Bb Maj 7. Gm7. ://
. //:. C C# D. D. ://

 

 

Where Were You by Ed E

Words are inexpensive
When you don't invest
All talk, no walk
It's an empty confession
Compassion can't be worn
Like a shirt for a season
Changing with the style
Consistent fixations
Where were you
You said you'd be there
Where were you
You said you cared
You told me
You never make mistakes
That you're not lying
It's the truth that's late
(if you could just wait)
Where were you
You said you'd be there
Where were you
You said you cared
I know it's against the tide
But no commitment won't make it here
You're falling apart
I'm flooded with tears
Where were you
You said you'd be there
Where were you
You said you cared
//:where were you://2x

 

 

Will This Pilgrim Progress by Ed E

Embark on this journey
Never thought I'd take
Started this pilgrimage
To the revered estate
I cringe at comparisons
While boarding the plane
Contemplating clouds
How does the soul change?
Will this pilgrim progress
From destruction to heaven
Collecting the stones
that were thrown At Saint Stephen
A stray smudge left
By unconscious hope
Walking where they walked
Haunts of our Heroes
Some morsel of essence
It's the business of history
Bought by ancient impulse
Entertainment disguised as Piety
Will this pilgrim progress
From destruction to heaven
Collecting the stones
that were thrown At Saint Stephen
The motive is devotion
Nothing here to earn
I'm not here for research
I'm a desperate pilgrim
The rain falls
On the obscure & famous
Truth does not change
Over time & space
All I want is a flashlight
in this dark room
All I want is a river
in this desert of gloom
All I want is relief
from this land of pain
All I want is cleansing
of this stain
------
Will this pilgrim progress
From destruction to heaven
Collecting the stones
that were thrown At Saint Stephen

 

 

Wish You Were Here by Ed E

Just across town
From the job I work each day
I’ve got an apartment
And a red Chevrolet

I’ve got a DVR
to catch my videos
So it won’t seem so empty
When I get home

* I so often
wish that you were here
To touch my fevered brow
And calm my worst fears

The same familiar scenes
Moment to moment
The money comes n’ goes
For bills and rent
Makes my outside hard
Turns my outside in
I close my eyes
And try to breathe again
*
Won’t you love me?
Past emotional poverty
Won’t you love me?
And help these eyes to see
Won’t you love me?
Isolation takes time to heal
Won’t you love me?
Help my unbelief * *

 

 

Wishing Well by Ed Englerth

Em
There’s a hole – goes straight to hell
Little’s known – n’ less is said
G A Em
Some treat that thing – like a wishing well

They drop their money – know where it fell
They scurry around – n’ worry n’ fret
They jump into – that wishing well

(short lead)

Been round for years – like a strange hotel
No furniture – just an empty shell
there’s always a vacancy – at the wishing well
G A Em
yea there’s a vacancy at the wishing well

they put old Dan – in a prison cell
gave him a toilet – and a rusty bed
he dreams all night – ‘bout that wishing well

hear the voices speak (WHAT?) it’s hard to tell
they seem to be asking – who will be next
I think they’re invitations – to the wishing well
G A Em
Yea, they’re invitations to that wishing well

 

 

With In My Skin by Ed E

I find myself inside a cage
With an orangutan half my age
He wants to arm wrestle for my soul

What comes next – is the strangest thing
He crawls – inside my skin
& he fights for the controls

//: the enemy within my skin ://

He has more strength than I
N’ he bids me, ‘say goodbye’
Out of fear start to shake

I open my eyes – it was a dream
Then I hear the orangutan scream
Even though I’m wide awake

//: the enemy within my skin ://

If I attack – he backs away
I turn around he grabs my neck
If he ever wears me down
He’ll grind my bones to make his bread
If I say stop – he’ll pretend to rest
There’s deception in his very breath

//: the enemy within my skin ://

//: within my skin ://

 

 

Words Of Love by Ed E

As I come before you
My legs begin to shake
It seems just like a dream
And yet I'm wide awake

It's a short fall
Down to my knees
Before I yielded to you
It's like my legs would freeze

*. Then I hear your words of love
I feel your gentle touch
Then I know it's enough
To hear your words of love
In a land of concessions
I compromised every day
I want reconciliation
My innocence regained

But reason calls out for justice
Justice spells out demise
The law lays me low
And leaves me terrified. *

The devil's my accuser
The false angel of light
Then grace calls out my name
And gives me strength
To lift my eyes. * *

 

Working Girl (prostitutes song) by Ed Englerth

She's a Working Girl
She ain't got time for love
It's been a long life
It's lasted a whole eight months
She never thought of this
When she began
Just down on luck
And a heart of pain
Those who said they loved her
Never took the time
When they heard her story
Well how could she be so unkind
They thought she reflected
Dirt upon their name
They never took a minute
Except to give her the blame

She's not just a working girl
She's a human being
n' She deserves respect
From you n' me

Where will she turn
When the trouble comes
When there's no refuge
And it won't let up
Evening falls
And she's all alone
So it's back on the street
It's her only home

She's not just a working girl
She's a human being
n' She deserves respect
From you n' me

We can not continue
To causally toss her aside
Or the father will treat us the same
So let's open our hearts wide

She's not just a working girl
She's a human being
n' She deserves the truth
From you n' me

She's not just a working girl
She's a human being
n' She may have made mistakes
So have you n me

She's not just a working girl
She's got human feelings
n' She needs Jesus
Just like you n me

She's not just a working girl
She deserves the best
God's love and forgiveness
She's just like the rest
Just like you n' me
You n me
You n' me n' the working girl

 

You Tell Me by Ed E

G C
I ain’t got a reason to trust you
G C
All I got is a rainy day
G C
Lighting, thunder, & a hole in my roof
G C
You want me to come out n’ play

(Chorus)
Em C
You tell me – It’s all right
Em C
You tell me – it’s OK
Em C
You tell me – almost anything
Am C
All you want is to have it your way

I don’t know why I didn’t it last time
A tree almost hit my car
Cold & wet is how you left me
Standing there in your front yard (Chorus)

This ain’t what I call fun no
All you have caused is pain
It this how you treat your friends?
How did you come up
With this twisted game? (Chorus 3X)

 

 

You'd Think By Now by Ed E

You’d think by now that I’d know
But I don’t know love at all
I thought saw love across the street
When I walked over she told me I was wrong

You’d think by know I’d know enough
To hide all of this away
But I want to know, I want to know
I can’t just sit here and wait

* Whatever you believe
Love can or cannot do
You’d think by now, you’d think by now
We’d know more about love

Well, well, well. Maybe not so well
No matter how many times I lose
I keep on going, I’m so far in debt
I can’t quit, no, I refuse
*
Am I looking for clarity?
Am I looking for my way?
I am going to keep on moving,
keep on trying & I’ll stand when
I can no longer walk *

 

You'd Think We'd Catch On by Ed Englerth

I watch the sunrise but I can't feel the rays
I've grown numb washing cafeteria trays
What a way to live I see my life spent
The all night diner is my investment

Who put these rules into action
These rules that we follow, by who were they sanctioned
There's something I've noticed I'm embarrassed to mention
But since there's a pattern you'd think we'd catch on

And it's six nights a week
And it's two blocks from home
And there's one day off
And It's spent all alone
There's a girl at the diner
Her man set her free
Not too bad looking
She see's nothing in me

Well who put these rules into action
These rules that we follow, by who were they sanctioned
There's something I've noticed I'm embarrassed to mention
But since there's a pattern you'd think we'd catch on

Day after night
It's always the same
If life is a gamble (if life is a gamble)
Then there's no prize to claim

Who put these rules into action
These rules that we follow, by who were they sanctioned
There's something I've noticed I'm embarrassed to mention
But since there's a pattern you'd think we'd catch on

You'd think we'd catch on
Since there's a pattern
You'd think we'd catch on
You'd think we'd catch on
You'd think we'd catch on
Why can't we
Why can't we
Why can't we catch on
You'd think we'd catch on