REDDER THOUGHTS / BLUER MIND

by STEPHEN BARD

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Followup to PURPLE HEARTS.
Predecessor to FULL ON CRAZY CHOCOLATE.

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released March 23, 2017

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

Copyright 2017. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Music (ASCAP).
Daily Natural Alternative Records. DNA 007.

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STEPHEN BARD New Jersey

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Track Name: The World Is Your Lover
That fortune cookie teller done let you down again
Bad Chinese food advice, that’s no way to treat a friend
It’s nice to be in love but we both know in the end
The world is your lover

Sure sometimes you let the close go a bit too far
Of course you won’t be Jacking every Jill off in the bar
This is why you’re beautiful and this is who you are
The world is your lover

Don’t you let nobody tell you how you’re wrong
Don’t you let nobody interrupt your song
You’re meant to sing it – so sing it
This is what you’re here to do
This is what I’m telling you

Mushrooms in the valley - rainbows in the night
Ain’t nothing wrong with coming to a place so out of sight
This is how you got here, babe
This is how you’ll get it right
The world is your lover

Don’t you let nobody tell you what to see
Don’t you let nobody change your melody
You’re meant to sing it – so sing it
This is what you’re here to do
This is what I’m telling you

Maybe the road gets lonely winding around the bend
Somehow I doubt it babe
You’re so good at making friends
It’s nice to be in love but we both know in the end
The world is your lover
The world is your lover
Track Name: A Woman Wants To Be Claimed
She met you out on the floor
You saw her dancing that way
She felt you wanting some more
Without any nerve there to say
It wasn’t so tricky to do
Just walked it right up there and ask her
You knew she been looking at you
It’s a year and a half now you’ve had her

A woman wants to be claimed
Are you the one who can do it?
A woman wants to be claimed
Boy, I suggest you get to it

She lay with you now in this bed
Amazing how passion can linger
Your promises ring in her head
I don’t see no ring on her finger
She make you a good and true wife
Love you right down to the letter
But she won’t be the fool of your life
If you think you can find something better

Or pass her by, man
She ain’t got time, man
For a casual line, man
She ain’t got time

Are you afraid of commitment?
Son, don’t make me laugh
Are you a serious playa or just a sociopath?
Is there somebody else who does you sweeter than she?
Hey, you roll like a king here
Do the right thing here ‘cause honestly…

A woman wants to be claimed
Track Name: Swoon
Swoon when you walk into the room
You could be my favorite tune
I would hum you all day
Swoon like I’m dreaming in a disco
Never been to San Francisco
But I would go if you say

You make me feel like I just put on my new roller skates
I’m rolling fine like 1979
You skate on by and it evaporates

Swoon like I’m walking on the moon
You must be my favorite tune
You’re so stuck in my head
Swoon when I see you in the diner
Never been to Carolina but I would go if you said

You make me want to go and buy you a new dress and corsage
You’re standing there with all that sun in your hair
Are you for real or is it just a mirage?

Swoon when you walk into the room
You could be my favorite tune
I would hum you all day
Swoon when I’m looking at your Visco
Never been to San Francisco but I would go if you say

Baby I don’t know how this goes
It’s like I’m dreaming in a disco
Never been to San Francisco but I would go if you say
I would go if you say
Track Name: That Ain't Lovin' Me
The summer we got together
I thought I finally found someone
Who could take me as I am
Love me good and strong
Celebrate my power and help me sing my song
Funny sometimes how wrong you can be

You don’t want to console me
You just want to control me
You don’t want to engage me
Darlin’ you just want to cage me
You don’t want to love me
Oh no you just want to change me
Into something that you think I should be
That ain’t lovin’ me

The spring before we happened
I’d been watching you around
You seemed so independent
So free and confident
Lately I’ve been wondering where on earth that person went
‘Cause my pillow says enough time’s been spent

You don’t want to take me
Oh no you just want to break me till I fit your sensibility
That ain’t lovin’ me

You gotta work it out babe
You gotta work it out babe
Whatever went down babe
You gotta, you gotta, you gotta, you gotta…

You don’t want to help build me
All you want to do is guilt me
You don’t want to soul mate me
Darlin’ you manipulate me
Track Name: The Real Sugar
Late this morning, front desk is calling
Ten more minutes, I’m gonna miss the free buffet
But this thing is stronger than the morning hunger
If I keep this up, I’ll have to pay the extra day
You know that nightie…that naughty nightie?
The one you wore when we spent all night making up?
You left the light on and that was all, yeah
Now every morning since, it’s hard just waking up
Don’t want no bacon, no sausage, no ham or scrambled eggs
Baby all I really want to eat right now is that sweet between your…

Sugar
You gotta gimme gimme some of that sugar
I gotta get me get me some of that sugar

Father Aloysius, he’s in the garden
Puts down his hoe, takes off his glove and shakes my hand
The free condolence card is twenty dollars
He lights a candle and says, “We’re all just grains of sand.”
I kiss my mother and my great Aunt Cecilia
What’s that she’s wearing? Oh my God, it’s your perfume
All through the service, sitting next to her, I feel you
Takes all I’ve got, girl, just to stay in that church room
I know that life is short and everybody dies
And that’s why I gotta get myself back to that sweet between your…

Cecilia’s dining room is full of good food
And all these people I haven’t seen in quite some time
Great Uncle Ray was always in a good mood
He liked his Celia and his Perrier with lime
We all sit around talking and remembering
Uncle Ray and all those funny things he said
It’s quite a day and honey, if I have learned anything
It’s that you taste life to the full before you’re dead
So I need to get that taste of life here on my lips
The place it tastes the sweetest is that space between your…

Sugar
You gotta gimme gimme some of that sugar
I gotta get me get me some of that sugar
Track Name: Sunny & 69
I’m glad I got to feel this
We really oughta steal this day
For everything it’s worth tonight
I’m glad I got to know you
And I just want to show you
How good it really feels when a love affair is right

I get a rise from just the sound of your voice
I close my eyes and we’re in paradise so fine
We float inside the sweetest breeze
It leaves no choice
Blowin’ in from heaven
Sunny & 69

I’m glad I got to hear you
I want to make it clear you are
Everything a man could want and more
I’m glad I got to lay here
Been such a gorgeous day here with you
And I just want to stay here
Till we’re both where we ain’t never been before

I’m so excited - I’m lost for words
I’m mad in love with you or haven’t you heard?
The others didn’t get it
Couldn’t see for what it’s worth
But when we’re here together
There ain’t nothing else on earth
Track Name: Ain't She Somethin'
Ain’t nothin’ whiter than the snow
Ain’t nothin’ bluer than the sky
Ain’t nothin’ greener than the earth and having seen her
I say ain’t she somethin’

Ain’t nothin’ higher than the moon
Ain’t nothin’ deeper than the sea
Ain’t nothin’ clearer than the sun and when I’m near her
I say ain’t she somethin’

I see it for what it is and not what it’s not
I’m glad to be here and I’m glad for what we’ve got
I know it don’t last forever
That’s understood
Long as we’re together I’m good

Because there ain’t nothin’ truer than the truth
Ain’t nothin’ lovelier than love
Ain’t nothin’ sweeter than that girl and when I see her
I say ain’t she somethin’
Track Name: My Eyes
My eyes fill up with sky
Clouds go drifting by
My eyes fill up with sea
The ocean calls to me
My eyes fill up with day
Sunlight knows the way
My eyes fill up with night
Full moon shines so bright
My eyes fill up with tears
I think of all the years I’ve been loving you
I’ve been loving you

My eyes fill up with trees
Swaying in the breeze
My eyes fill up with grass
And so the seasons pass
My eyes fill up with tears
I think of all the years you’ve been loving me
You’ve been loving me

What more do I have to say?
Don’t ever go away
What more do I need to be if you are here with me?

My eyes fill up with stars
Look how many there are
My eyes fill up with you and whenever they do
My eyes fill up with tears
I think of all the years you’ve been loving me
You’ve been loving me and I’ve been loving you
I’ve been loving you
I’ve been loving you
Track Name: You Never Change
In the morning, the sun creeps up
Our charity pledge is still stoned
Drinking turpentine from a wooden cup
Smoking fraternity bone

You never change
You always say you will but you never change
You never change
I always think you will

In the evening, the sun sinks low
And damn it, you’re still on my mind
You promise no more trouble at the rodeo
But then high up on that horsey you climb

You never change…

You must think I’m a fool
And everybody knows in the neighborhood
And it’s cruel
I wish I never met you
You do me no good
I really would forget you if I only could
I love you so I let you
You do me no good
Track Name: The Weight Of This World
A mother cries in Africa
Thirsty to her bones
Here in New York City
All you see are cellphones
A bomb goes off in London town
And echoes down in Spain
Here in New York City lots of folks in pain

I’m feeling so low with the weight of this world
I really don’t know about the hate of this world
I wish that I could go and just say to this world
It isn’t too late to love

A child dies in India but it don’t make the news
I’m in New York City
Trying to paint with all these blues
An earthquake rattles Tokyo and leaves an unclear stain
I’m in New York City just trying to make a train

I’m feeling so low with the weight of this world
I really don’t know about the fate of this world
I wish that I could go and just say to this world
It isn’t too late to love

A child cries in Jackson Heights
His daddy ain’t around
She takes him in her arms and then
She takes him to the playground
He runs around the jungle gym
Soon she hears him laughing
She just wants to say to him,
“Baby, you can do anything…be anything.”
Track Name: Time Bomb
I read the news today, oh boy
Reports about the suffering but not enough about the joy
Really makes you wonder about the nature of some people
You’d think that we’ve come far enough to figure out the evil
But apparently all kinds of heads are rolling in the desert
A little voice so full of fear inside my head just says to
Bar the windows, bolt the doors
And pull the comforter overhead
‘Cause man, there really are some mornings
You just want to stay in bed

So…I’m building a time bomb
And when it goes off it’s gonna cover the world in love

So what do you do when fear is like a shadow on the mind?
Just booze and drug and party like it’s 1999?
Yeah right
But I can still see why folks can chase that rocky road like fever
It’s tough to make it through the night, y’all
The day ain’t no bargain either
I’m wondering where God is
What with the way this world’s been turning
And why it’s always got to be a crisis for any real learning
To take place in a way that maybe teaches someone something
Hey, I got kids, man
And I hope their future don’t come to nothin’

So…I’m building a time bomb
You are the architect - If music we elect - There is no disconnect

What can a poor boy do? What can a poor boy even do?
What can a poor boy do to make this whole world feel it again?
To make this whole world feel it again
To make this whole world feel it again
To make you feel it
This melody is tellin’ me to put these lyrics to it

So…I’m building a time bomb
And when it blows up it’s gonna cover the world in love
Track Name: My Favorite Person
You are, you are, you are
You are, you are, you are
You are my favorite person
Driving in the car, playing your guitar
My heart filled up to bursting
Why try to deny it?
Why try to defy it?
Here in the quiet of my mind
In any peace that I can find from all the hurting
You are, you are, you are
You are, you are, you are
You are my favorite person

Do you remember when we met?
Oh I never will forget
It was immediately apparent from the start
You looked me in the eye and took holding of my heartstrings
Don’t ever think for any moment that this is a condition
In danger of reversing

You are, you are, you are
You are, you are, you are
You are my favorite person
Beneath a trail of stars, along the reservoir
This part needs no rehearsing
Why try to deny it?
Why try to defy it?
Here in the riot of my soul
Though time may take its toll and life may worsen
You are, you are, you are
You are, you are, you are
You are, I’m certain
My favorite person