Posted by: jgmoore2013 | May 11, 2013

Day #101: Children in Uniform

Children in Uniform
(from The Mayor of London album)

How much do you love the world
What is it worth to keep it turning
How much do you love the day
How will you keep that warm light burning

Sometimes we have to do
What we have to do

Which one would you rather see
A bloody arrow or snow white feather
And what would you rather be
A floating cloud or stormy weather

Sometimes we have to do
What we have to do

CHORUS:
When will we see
Children in uniform
Righting our wrongs
Fighting our father’s wars
That’s what they’ll ask of me
Why don’t we see
Children in uniform
Righting our wrongs
Fighting our father’s wars
And what will become of me

How long will we love the world
How long can we still keep it turning
How long can we face the day
What will we do to remain worthy

Sometimes we have to do
What we have to do

Chorus

Coda:
And what will become of me

Posted by: jgmoore2013 | May 10, 2013

Day #100: Burn Down the Mission

Burn Down the Mission
(from The Mayor of London album)

Tell me there’s a place for me
In this world and I’ll believe you
I’ll set sail and claim my land
And all I’ll ask is for the truth

There’s so many walls around it
Built and filled with ancient lies
Many years since it’s been questioned
Truth can’t grow til comfort dies

Chorus:
It’s time to burn down the mission
All those old-time ways of living
It’s time to burn down the mission
All those old-world ways of thinking
There’s nothing here for me
Clear out the halls and see
The time has come to burn it all down

You want me to have a better life
Only in the shadow cast by yours
I’d rather live and die inside the light
You can only see from open doors

Chorus

Posted by: jgmoore2013 | May 9, 2013

Day #99: The Mayor of London

The Mayor of London
(from The Mayor of London album)

Where are the sounds
of everyone crying
That’s all I know
Where are the rounds
Of street people dying
Goes on and on

How does it feel
When there’s no sunset
From where you stand
And whose fate is sealed
When all our problems
Walk hand in hand

Chorus:
I am the mayor of London
I’m the father of the largest city you know
I am the mayor of London
I’m the father of the largest city you know
I’m the master of a land that never ends
I’m the captain on a river that never bends
I think about the world and what it sends
It’s good that I’m a man without a friend
It’s good that I’m the mayor
It’s good that I’m the mayor

Aren’t we the crown
Of cities and countries
Around the world
Praise and reknown
For all the wars won
And flags unfurled

Chorus

Posted by: jgmoore2013 | May 8, 2013

Day #98: Whisper Sweet Nothings

Whisper Sweet Nothings
(All I Can Do)

You’re all that I think of, and all I see
Watching you makes me stumble through the day
Counting every minute till I’m with you
Here you are now, taking my breath away

What can I say to you that tells the truth
Words are never enough and songs won’t do
Sometimes my heart just wants to overflow
Bursting at the seams with love for you

Chorus:
Sometimes all I can do
Is whisper sweet nothings
And love songs to you
Sometimes all we can have
Is stolen brief moments
I’ll take all I can
And whisper sweet nothings to you

You’re all that I think of, and all my days
You’re every heartbeat, every tear that flows
Hope I have forever to spend with you
Time enough to tell you, and hope you know

Chorus

Posted by: jgmoore2013 | May 7, 2013

Day #97: (I Know That) You’re A Love Song

(I Know That) You’re A Love Song

That girl can’t save her own life
What can I do?
And she won’t fall back in love–
Damned if I do.
And she says she’s a friend of mine!

What kind of friends play old lyrics
Two shy, once burned
While we spend time like old money
Someone else earned
Still she says she’s a friend of mine

But I know that you’re a love song
And I know that you’re a love song
And every word you say goes with the music
But I know that you’re a love song
And I know that you’re a love song
And every word you say goes with the music

Did Romeo and Othello
Live like I do?
As Julie, and Desdemona
Guess what you do.
Still you say you’re a friend of mine.

Chorus

Posted by: jgmoore2013 | May 6, 2013

Day #96: Don’t You Know Me

Don’t You Know Me

Lady’s looking for a rock-and-roll sound
To keeping her dancing all night
And she’s hoping for a love that won’t fade,
I’m thinking, “Hey, good luck to you”

And she’s been round New Orleans
To hear the blues
Old jazz artists paint her portrait in brass
Yeah, she’s a world all by herself

Chorus:
Hey, girl, don’t you know me,
I make the world safe for you
So sad songs never get here,
There’s a place they hide from you
Even if that world is inside of me

She tells the comic strips “I only see
What I believe,
I thank you kindly but the world is going by
It’s time for me to hitch a ride.”

She plays the senorita very well
She’s got the romance and the temper
I haven’t lived that long, but I believe
The world will thank her for her time

Chorus

Posted by: jgmoore2013 | May 5, 2013

Day #95: Lift Up My Hands

Lift Up My Hands

Lord let me give thanks to you
This day belongs to you
This holy gift from you
And I lift my hands in thanks

Lord let me worship you
All glory goes to you
No one greater than you
And I lift my hands in worship

I lift up my hands to you
I lift up my heart to you
I lift up my life to you
I lift up my love to you
You are so awesome
And I lift up my hands to you

Lord let me pray to you
All goodness comes from you
And grace and mercy too
And I lift my hands in prayer

I lift up my hands to you
I lift up my heart to you
I lift up my life to you
I lift up my love to you
You are so awesome
And I lift up my hands to you

Posted by: jgmoore2013 | May 4, 2013

Day #94: I Swear I Heard the Night

I Swear I Heard The Night

I have heard, and I believe
There’s a world beyond our sight
And if you’ve no imagination
You won’t see what others might

You might think there’s something strange
In the way I walk this path
Following it through the valley
Like I’ve seen the better half

Chorus:
I swear I heard the night
A voice from above me
Reaching through the stars
Oh yes I heard the night
Whispering a secret
“I am what you are”
Oh yes I heard the night
I swear I heard the night

And so the world is not so big
And the fear can’t get a start
Once you know that there’s an answer
And you know that you’re a part

Chorus

Posted by: jgmoore2013 | May 3, 2013

Day #93: Crazy Water

Crazy Water

Nobody’s explained
How the world works
at least not to me
I’m lost on the globe
Wandering like Diogenes

Is this really how everything
Is supposed to be?
I can’t find a smile
searching as far as I can see

Chorus:
So let me dive in to this crazy water
And I’ll believe what everybody says
Good guys win and bad guys lose
The Golden Rule was still big news
Before I filled my glass with crazy water

So suffering folk and starving kids
Make sense to you?
Or are there enough hearts in the world
Who know what to do?

Chorus

Posted by: jgmoore2013 | May 2, 2013

Day #92: Tell Me You’re a Vampire

Tell Me You’re a Vampire

You’re not as unusual
as people like to say
Skin’s a little different
But we’re in a modern day

You don’t seem as dangerous
As they say all the time
Smile seems very charming
But since when is that a crime?

Nobody knows you like I do
Nobody gets this me and you

Chorus:
Tell me you’re a vampire
And I will dance with you
Tell me how you’ve lived so long
And I’ll live that way too
Tell me you’re a vampire
Tell me what to do
Cause the only forever I want
Is forever with you

Please come meet my parents
They’ll fall in love with you
Dressed like some old novel
And a foreign accent too

Nobody knows you like I do
Nobody gets this me and you

Chorus

 

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