PURPLE HEARTS

by Stephen Bard

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If the sky falls down all around your ears I’ll come running If you’re hoping for an angel and a devil appears I’ll come running When the pain upon this earth undoes your every belief I’ll come running When you want to soothe your soul or just let go of some grief I’ll come running Hear me when I say Nothing gonna stand in my way I don’t care what I gotta do I’m a gonna get to you If your prized possessions all get lost in the flood I’ll come running If you come home from the ball all covered in mud I’ll come running When your luck is running out and all the money is spent I’ll come running When you’re blinking your eyes Wondering where all your friends went I’ll come running I’ll come running ‘cause this world can be cruel Dumpin’ all its pressure on you I’ll come running but if you tell me it’s cool Don’t worry - I got plenty to do
2.
There goes the sun and suddenly it's dusk Sounds of laughter, smells of candlelight and musk Got my Rumours on and gonna head right into Tusk There goes the sun and suddenly it's dusk There goes the dusk and suddenly it's night Nighttime is the right time and I’m feeling alright How could I not when we’re holding each other so tight? There goes the dusk and suddenly it's night Sun, sun, sun…there it goes Where she's gone God knows Moon, moon, moon…there she goes Morning comes and how my love grows My love grows, how my love grows There goes the moon and suddenly it's day Came so soon I have nothing left to say Except that I’d like to love you each step of the way There goes the moon and suddenly it's day Beautiful day…
3.
When you look at me When you dance with me When you sing with me and romance with me All kindza yesss When you talk with me When you move with me When you walk with me When you groove with me All kindza yesss We go walking down the boulevard I’m drunk on you and falling hard The city lights in silhouette The best ain’t even happened yet When you lay with me When you’re deep with me When you play with me When you sleep with me All kindza yesss
4.
I begin and end with you The morning sun shining through Moon on the rise tells me true I begin and end with you In your arms I am a child A thousand years in your eyes I realize when you are near There is nothing in this life to fear I begin and end with you The desert sky an endless blue I drink the rain and all is new I begin and end with you And I can see the things you do And I can feel the way you move And I can be my highest self if I want to If I choose to I begin and end with you The desert sky an endless view And when I die I’ll know it’s true I begin and I will end with you
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Hawk of a man with a bill in his hand Sucking all the good seed out of the land You don’t need to read the feed to understand And the world goes round Chopping down trees in the dirty breeze Dropping down a deep freeze overseas He says, “Hey I’m the big cheese and I can do what I please.” And the world goes round And I’m in love with you pretty baby Everything you do just drives me crazy But then again look at you, how could you blame me? I’m in love I’m in love I’m in love and the beat is strong I just want to move with you all night long We could just groove right into the dawn Baby come on baby come on Come on Peeping Tom with a CDRom Learning how to make his own atomic bomb Sheep don’t sleep just trying to keep calm And the world goes round Chat is at an all time high disgrace A rat shouldn’t ever run the human race We got a flat screen face trying to fatten the space And the world goes round You say the sun is a she I must say indeed I do agree Giving all the light she can She’s too warm to be a man You say the earth’s her sister I want the men who’ve twisted her She’ll still be coming around long after they’re all in the ground Awed by the size of a baby’s eyes She smiled at her daddy and he’s hypnotized A universe of love he never realized And the world goes round Bigger than a name, bigger than the game Bigger than the bang from which everything came When we gonna realize we’re all the same And the world goes round
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Now I admit she might enjoy the way you’re doing the deed And the wine is so fine but the damn reality Is that she simply wasn’t sent here to be anyone’s everything I know too well she want to go just shortly after she come She lie awake and count the beats That race from aching for the sun And she slip out just before it’s up So she don’t ever have to become Anyone’s everything Hey I’m sorry but she can’t be that to you The one that make you happy your entire life through I’m sorry - she can’t let you fence her in No matter how intense this has been I don’t deny she enjoyed all this time by the sea And the dine is so fine but the damn reality Is that she simply wasn’t sent here to be anyone’s everything
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I wanna love you like the way the leaves turn red I wanna love you like the way Billie Holliday said I wanna love you ‘til eternity is through I wanna love you ‘til we’re dead and born anew You take me to the deepest part of the ocean You wake me to the highest part of the sky You shake me to the sweetest part of emotion and I cry I’m gonna love you like the way the river flows I’m gonna love you like the way the warm wind blows I’m gonna love you in the way that brings the rain I’m gonna love you in the way that heals the pain You break me from the ugliness of distraction You make me see the beauty in everything You take me to the breath of my satisfaction and I sing Shadows fading with the night Smiles fill the morning light I’m safe inside your tender touch I never knew that I could feel so much So much
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Meet me by the water The dream is what it is I didn’t know, didn't know, didn't know, didn't know... My God, it’s full of stars... Meet me by the water
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This is Monday morning This is Tuesday night This is Wednesday afternoon We’re all just trying to get it right This is Thursday evening Friday dusk, this much is true Saturday and Sunday I just want to be with you But this is Monday morning and you’re headed off to work Still trying to understand why your boss is such a jerk But who knows what he’s been through? Who knows what he’s lost? I’m guessing something heavy ‘Cause every Tuesday night he’s sauced down at the corner bar In the gap between what we want to be And what we really are The joke is every day if we got out of our way We could shine just like a star Chorus But this is Wednesday afternoon and you’re headed for the gym My grandpa Jerome’s in the nursing home And Thursday evenings I go see him Friday it's a movie, maybe a ballgame or a show Whatever you got in mind, sweetheart You know I'm down to go 'Cause I don’t give a damn In the gap between what I want to be And what I really am The joke is every night if I stepped into the light I just might be the jam But this is Monday morning You know I’m just trying to live my life and enjoy it while I’m here Every day of every week, every month of every year
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Saturday and Sunday, I just want to be with you But this is Monday morning
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Charlie Skin with one eye Searchin’ through the trash for a tray every day Finds his rare prize, cold and half-eaten Someone else threw away yesterday And he saw on the television Looking through the window at The Mill last night It’s gonna be cold for Christmas Charlie sleeps down on Montague Street All the people walk by, that look in their eye Temperature’s dropping And everyone’s shopping for their holiday time All down the line Charlie can’t feel his toes or his fingers And he knows he ain’t long for the living And it’s only Thanksgiving Day Ain’t it every day I’m just looking away… A woman rings a bell and people drop in their change So out of range Lukewarm soup pours for a group of folks off the street With nothing to eat but their shoes Charlie can’t walk to the curb Let alone to the neighborhood kitchen And all they ever do is bitch, bitch, bitch Ain’t it every day I’m just looking away… And somewhere better There’s a really warm sweater and a giving tree But all I think about is me, me, me Ain’t it every day I’m just looking away… Charile Skin, they brought him in on Christmas Day They put him away No real sin, no next of kin to identify him Like he never had been...
12.
If I ever get to heaven This will be the weather 69 and sunny A sky that goes forever If I ever get to heaven You will be my wife And these will be our children with us for eternal life And we will watch their children grow And all go to a U2 show I’ll get to hang with Bono while you chill with The Edge ‘Cause you still like him best If I ever get to heaven This is what I’ll eat These dinners that you make me I swear cannot be beat And if I ever get to heaven This is what I’ll hear Beatles, Joni, Zeppelin and Paul Simon in my ear Of course I’ll need my Billy Joel Prince’s funk and Stevie’s soul The Good Lord knows I love my Rock and Roll above the rest But I still like you best Yeah I still like you best - I still like you best After all this time it’s pretty clear that I’ve been blessed ‘Cause I still like you best If I ever get to heaven This is where I’ll be Watching Cheers in bed here with you lying next to me And if I ever get to heaven You’ll call me by my name I’ll heave a sigh to realize it’s pretty much the same As all the time we’ve spent right here The difference is there’ll be no fear We’ll hang with George and Ringo John and Paul and all the rest But I’ll still like you best I'll still like you best I'll still like you best

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released December 23, 2016

Written, Arranged, Produced and Performed by Stephen Bard.
Recorded and Mixed by Ryan Ball and Stephen Bard.

Copyright 2016. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Music (ASCAP).
Daily Natural Alternative Records. DNA 006.

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