RESEMBLING A STAR

by Stephen Bard

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Followup to ONE TRACK MIND.
Predecessor to UNDRESSED.

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released July 18, 2019

Written, Arranged, Produced & Performed by Stephen Bard.

Copyright 2019. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Music (ASCAP).
Daily Natural Alternative Records 015. DNA 015.

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Track Name: Whenever Wherever
Whenever wherever you go I go
I want you to know that in your arms is where I long to be
Whenever wherever you go I go
However the river flows
One thing I know is I want you here with me

Each night we say goodbye
You say you wonder why we go home apart
You should be in this bed
God knows you’re in my head and you own my heart
I’m thinking we make a start

Whenever wherever you go I go
You know I know without you life would be an empty song
Whenever wherever you go I go
However the cold wind blows this feels so right
I mean how could we be wrong?

Each morning when you wake
I wanna be there to make you your cup of chi
And kiss you goodbye
So I’m down on my bended knee
This ring here’s a guarantee
That you and me we’re gonna be together

I’m down on my knees for you woman
And you know how I know?
We tried it some other ways
Man, those were the strangest days I have ever known
I felt so alone
And that night that you cried to me
Girl you got inside of me ‘cause you’re my best friend
I mean like until the end

Whenever wherever you go I go
I want you to know that in your arms is where I long to be
Track Name: Words Are In The Way
Took it slow when I first met you
Even though I would have let you
In on secrets no one ever knew before
But that’s the kind of comfort I felt
And when you look at me now I melt
Like that candle burning on your bedroom floor

Now we’re lying here together
And the sun is going down
I’m thinking I can see forever
In these feelings I have found
All these ways I’m thinking of you
It’s so hard for me to say
I want to tell you that I love you
But the words are in the way

It’s pretty clear we get along good
You really do my song good
And when I play you say you like the sound
We’re in this kind of funny place now
I see it written on your face now
You want to say it but you don’t know how

And now we’re lying here together
And I don’t ever want to leave
I can swear I see forever
In the way you look at me
All these ways I’m thinking of you
It’s so hard for me to say
I want to tell you that I love you
But the words are in the way
Track Name: I Like A Good Rain
No reason to fret - No reason to fight
No reason to get so filled up with spite
No reason to let you drown me tonight
But hey, I like a good rain

I’m thinking for you I’m more than enough
Too bad it ain’t true, too bad I ain’t tough
Especially now as the weather gets rough
But hey, I like a good rain

All I can see are the clouds overhead
Pound down on me ‘til everything’s wet
(Through the tears and the sweat)
Can’t hold back the flood so I won’t even try
I like a good rain - without it I’m dry
I tell you you’re pretty, I call everyday
I say that I love you - You push me away
Only a fool would take it and stay
But hey, I like a good rain

You tell me the sky shouldn’t ever be blue
You want me the most when I’m distant from you
Hurricane winds are beginning to brew
But hey, I like a good rain

You think I’m a liar - You think you’re no good
You think so much more than anyone should
Tsunamis like you are so misunderstood
But hey, I like a good rain
Track Name: I Went Back To The Devil
I went back to the devil having been there once or twice
Your mind it starts to wander trapped in paradise
Now I can't tell you why an honest man would have such doubt
I went back to the devil - he chewed me up and spit me out

Love only love only love

I went back to the devil with a heartache full of lust
And I saw the wicked panic as their kingdoms fell to dust
The slaves were round the fountain scrambling to get their fill
I went back to the devil - he fixed my vein and broke my will

Love only love only love

I went back to the devil 'cause I thought I'd seen it all
Gone without a face or trace
I couldn't hear the call
And now I'm on my back without an ally or a friend
And I wonder if my fair-weathered faith will reach the end
Track Name: Temporary
Alone again he watches as the theatre now grows dark
A couple so romantic sit together in the park
Below her ear upon her neck, her lover leaves his mark
But don't you worry, baby...
With collar turned up to the rain, he stumbles home to bed
Could've hopped the outbound train, chose to walk instead
In the silence of his lonely room, a voice inside his head
Says, "Don't you worry, Jerry..."

It's only temporary
This time alone will end
A better place is waiting just around the bend
I've got to keep believing a broken heart can mend
It's only temporary
Temporary

No breakfast on the table, only coffee or some tea
Either way, she's all alone, not like it ought to be
She had a boyfriend once but he's been two years in the navy
Never seen the baby
She says, "It's hard to meet someone when you're a mom at 22.
Not too many men want to play that scene with you.
Sometimes I get the feeling that my life's already through
And I'm in the cemetery.
I wish someone would tell me..."

It's only temporary
This time alone will end
A better place is waiting for me just around the bend
I've got to keep believing a broken heart can mend
It's only temporary
This time alone will end

One night a friend says, "See a movie. I'll watch Jeremy.
You really need to get some air, if not some therapy.
And whatever you do, Terry, make sure it's a comedy.
I don't want you crazy."
Terry grabs a cab down to the local cineplex
And feels her pulse begin to race when a man sits right down
Next to her and says,
"I've seen you at the market always looking so perplexed...
But also always pretty.
Hello, my name is Jerry."

It's only temporary
Track Name: Kindness Today
Down this morning
Pointless calling
No one hears it anyway
World keeps turning
Swirled and yearning
Who on earth cares what we have to say?
Then I get your message
Lights a tiny candle
For a moment things don’t seem as dark
Must have figured something out
To get such reassurance now
From anything resembling a star

What the future holds
Where the past has gone
I don’t know, they’re both so far away
The present now unfolds
How grateful I’ve become
To find this kindness today

Shameful TV
Such blatant disregard covering the battleground
Hate is easy - love is harder
Balance nowhere to be found
Insult trading, antisocial media
Except for what you passed along
Must have offered something good
To actually be understood
As anything resembling a song
Track Name: There Is More Good In This World Than Bad
I don’t know what to say
About what I saw today on the television
Man the craziest decision for her to leave her kids behind
And what is most obscene is to exploit this kind of mind
You can have your fifteen too
Seems all you gotta do is go stark raving mad
There is more good in this world than bad

Now all the politicians say it’s the beginning of a brighter day
How dark is it gonna end?
As all these greedy hawks descend into oily reservoirs
When all is said and done, we can’t go without our cars
The mother ravaged by the son – The damage now is done
And the ones in charge seem glad
There is more good in this world than bad

In case of attack
Man you’ve got to watch your back in such an insecure age
See a father pours his rage into a child’s open heart
Don’t all the bastards say you need to get ‘em from the start?
‘Cause love cannot endure
When someone’s always making sure that hate is all you’ve ever had
There is more good in this world than bad

My father was a fireman
He went right into the frying pan
Trying to keep other people safe
Risking life and limb and faith into the fiery unknown
Now people, I was never that brave and now I’m on my own
Maybe love like that can save us
I know it sounds outrageous but I still hear my dad
Saying, “Son, there is more good in this world than bad.”
Track Name: Sun Kissed Mountain Rain
Didn’t know who I was
Or what it was I should be
Or the way that I should go
Then you came to me
Suddenly I know
Amazing but it’s true
Suddenly I know
I’ve learned from loving you

I never had to share or be there patiently
Completely unaware but then you came to me
Suddenly I know what I’m supposed to do
Suddenly I know

I’m dancing in the sun kissed mountain rain
And I’m laughing ‘cause I’ll never be the same
And I’m happy ‘cause you’ve made me who I am

I watch you sleep
Wave my hand across your hair
The feeling is so deep I have to say a prayer
‘Cause suddenly I know
Amazing but it’s true
Suddenly I know
I’ve learned from loving you
Track Name: Let God Be The Drug
Waiting for a miracle to show that God is real
Running low on faith and still no proof
Whenever I’m in free fall, which is often how I feel
The question’s always “where’s the parachute?”

I do myself a favor and look toward the sky
The sunset as it makes love through the trees
Study the behavior of each creature passing by
Virtually a universe of reasons

I know I know I know I know I know about the hole
You dug you dug you dug you dug there deep within your soul
Because, because, because my friend
As you can see I dug one too
The only, only, only shot in hell we’ve got is love
So open up that broken heart and let God be the drug
To fix the vein and ease the pain and fill that hole inside of you

Don’t need no funky heroine to dull out how I live
Why go to bed with anything so lethal?
Higher than the moon is when I learn how to forgive
There ain’t no sin in having faith in people

Do me this small favor and look toward the sea
The ocean as it breaks upon the shore
Listen to McCartney as he works through “Let It Be”
There really is no need to ask for more

Waiting for a miracle to show you God is real
Not sure what but something’s in the way
Let go of all the anger then tell me how you feel
Miracles they happen every day
Track Name: Life Is Good
Life is good
Knock on wood
If I could I would be here forever
Love you long and leave you never
‘Cause whenever we’re together

Life is good
Knock on wood
If you should just break down from time to time
From all the beauty pay no mind
It’s all been put there to remind you
Life is good

Now I’m not saying that it isn’t hard as hell
And that the way to go isn’t hard to tell
And that there haven’t been some moments
When I felt like I could die
From all the pain inside

Life is good
Life is good
Knock on wood ‘cause we’re lucky just to be here
All the things to do and see here
Make me feel like I'm so free here
Life is good

Now I’m not saying that it isn’t hard as hell
And that the way to go isn’t hard to tell
I know too well there’ve been moments
Where you felt like you could die from all the pain inside
And all the tears you’ve cried
But you know my love that they subside
You dry your eyes

Life is good

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