Adam Cole
  • 03:10 Download Lyrics Oriental Rug

    Oriental Rug

     

    INTRO (instrumental)

    F#-minor               /    B                 /  F#-minor        / B            A

     

    VERSE 1

    F#-minor                                        / A                   /  D                            A                        /  E           

                   Pretty pattern painted on it.                 When I’m feeling weary there’s a place that I can go  

     

    F#-minor                                               /A                                 /D                                  /E

                      Put your bare feet there upon it.        Put your body down           on a paradise of thread

     

    CHORUS

          F#-minor               A                        / F#-minor          A    

     I’d walk a mile for a camel,          I’d tip my hat for a jug   

           E                                                               / D                                                              //(BACK TO INTRO)

    But I don’t go for any o’ that stuff just as long as I got you here on my Oriental rug

     

    VERSE 2

    F#-minor                                          / A                   /  D                            A                        /  E                            

                      Once I was a lonesome drifter.      I  couldn’t keep you happy and I      couldn’t bring you home. 

    F#-minor                                               /A                                 /D                                  /E

                      ‘Til you saw my fuzzy carpet                  and you laid you down, like it was your very own

     

    CHORUS

    BRIDGE

    F#-minor                     / F-#minor      A        /   F-#minor                               /F-#minor         A          // 4x

     

    You may think I’ll never get it

    You may think I’m crazy and I’ll always be alone

    But I’m a needle, or I’ll thread it

    And I’ll reap just what I sew.  What’s above is down below

     

    CHORUS

     

    INTRO as OUTRO

  • 03:53 What Doesn't Heal You, album track
  • 03:09 Download Lyrics Wine In A Mug

    Wine In a Mug

     

    E A              E         A              E                          A              E

    If you didn’t build it then it might not stay (it might not stay, you know it might not stay)

    If you didn’t build it they can take it away (take it away, you know they’ll take it away)

    A7                        

    You know you have to want it or it might just lead you astray

     

    CHORUS

                E     c#min     A 

    I drink wine                     from a mug now.

    E              c#min         A  

    Can’t get a grip when it’s in a bottle somehow.

    E               c#min        A

    Wine                                from a mug now

    E                                  A-A   E

     

    E                                          A             E

    If she didn’t love me then I might not care  (instrumental instead of vocal repeat)

    If she was just pretending, what was I doing there?

           A7

    I told her to convince me and she gave me such a terrible stare.

     

    CHORUS

     

    BRIDGE

    A

    You never gonna get another chance now

    The carousel don’t do another dance now

    It goes around once

    It goes around twice

    The music stops, the pony drops

    B

     No, no!  No, no!  No, no!

     

      E           A          E      A          E                            A         E

    I never understood the things she did not say (did not say, you know she did not say)

    I never could connect the dots that washed away. (washed away, you know they washed away)

    A        

    My cup is overflowing and I think the bill is hell to pay

     

    CHORUS

  • 04:10 Download Lyrics The Way Things Were

    The Way Things Were

     

     

                  A         EE                                         E/D

    The way things were                     no inquisition                      no jealousy

    The way things were                          no suspicion                  uncertainty

    The way things were                     no lonely days                    no sleepless nights

    The way things were                     no power plays                  no vicious fights

     

                                A               A/C#                             D                             

    What would you do          to get back to           the love you had before?    

     

    CHORUS

            E

    You shower her with all your charms and affection

             E       E                  

                     That doesn’t matter.   You’re facing in the wrong direction.

     D                                                  D/E 

          You’re not sleeping with her           <break!>

                                                               A

    You’re sleeping with the way things were.   Shadoobee bop bop.

           G       D        A

    The way things were.      Shadoobee  bop bop.

    The way things were.      Shadoobee  bop bop.

    The way things were.      Shadoobee  bop bop.

     

                  A           E  E                                     E/D

    The way things were                     you used to know               now you just wonder

    The way things were                     you see the light                 Don’t hear no thunder

    The way things were                     you feel the heat                Don’t see the sun

    The way things were                     you hear the rumors           From every one

     

             A               A/C#                             D

    What would you do          to get back to           the love you had before?    

     

    CHORUS

     

     

     

     

                                A              A/C#                  D                             B7/D#

    What would you do          to get back to           the love you had before?      Ooo ooo ooo!

     

    CHORUS

     

  • 03:00 Download Lyrics Eighteen Bars

    Eighteen Bars

     

    CHORUS

     

    I’d been through

     

    D  G  D

    Eighteen bars before I figured out the song

     

    D G                         A

    Eighteen bars before I knew what I was playing

     

    b-      G                      D

          I took a shot at every spot along the way but after

     

    b-  A                                     b-             A/C#      D         

    Eighteen bars…………I knew what you’d been saying.

     

     

    G    A         D

         I used to cry.       And you used to listen to me cry.

     

    G           A                                              D

         I used to dream of going out each time I saw you going in

     

                    b-                  A                                        b-        A          G

    I listened to the radio           to see if I could get a signal.       Ooooooooo

     

    C

    Static to the left of me, static to the right,

     

    CA

            My life was static every day until the night I’d been through

     

     

    CHORUS

     

    G    A         D

         It used to diie.       I used to listen to it die.

     

    G           A                                    D

         It used to sputter and go out each time I lit it up again

     

                       b-                     A                                                     b-        A          G

    No I don’t mean my radio           I mean the love we had between us.       Ooooooooo

     

    C

    Frantic cause you left me, frantic cause you’re right,

     

    C               A 

            I went to pieces knowing we were through but then I’d been through 

     

     

    CHORUS

     

    b- 

    There are two parts to love

     

    G

    The person you’re with

     

    E7

     

     

    A

    And the person you are

     

    I’d been through…

     

    CHORUS

  • 04:20 Lyrics Keep Goin' Down

    (I Think That I’ve Hit Bottom But I) Keep Going Down


    Intro

    E              D    A     /   E            D <little lick>      // 2x

    Verse 1

    E                      D                 A       / E              D     A    / E                                / D         <little lick>
         What is the square root of your number?                  I need another way to call

    E                    D                    / E                   B7     
         You didn’t answer on the first ring but I know

              c#-min          / F#  
    You’d take me if I’d crawl

    B                            A                            / B          A         / B
          Thought I was drowned but I keep sinking, sinking, sin - king.


    Chorus

       E                                                 A
    I think that I’ve hit bottom but I /       keep going down
            B7                                                  E
    I’m miles away from where I used to linger
        E                                               A
    I look for your condolences but /      you’re not around
    A  A  A  A  A
       B7                                               B7                        
    I think that I’ve hit bottom but I /      keep going
    //: E              D    A     /   E            D <little lick>      :// 2x
    Down.  



    Verse 2
    E                      D                 A       / E              D     A    / E                                / D         <little lick>
         Where is the bottom of this  alley?                         I need another place to crawl

    E                       D                             / E                   B7     
         Just need a mate that won’t sur-render to my weight

              c#-min              / F#  
    When I can’t stand at all

    B                            A                       / B          A         / B
          Thought I was gone but I keep falling, falling,    falling.


    Chorus   (Singer doesn’t say “down.”  Stay on last chord, B

    Bridge

    B                  A                              B                         A

    I felt a little blue because you hung me out to dry
    I felt a little queasy when I saw the grey black sky
    And now I’m even more distressed cause rain is comin’ down
    I’m not that good at falling but I’m stretching towards the ground

    Chorus (singer does say “down,” but band goes back to B A alternation of Bridge until out, last chord B)

  • 04:47 Download Lyrics Jealous of Your Dreams

    Jealous of Your Dreams

     

    D                    E               D                       E

    A kite will still fly with               a tangled string

     

    D                     E                D                    D

    A bird is still a bird         with   a broken wing

     

    e-                                     D                                    e-                e-

    But a space without        walls     doesn’t mean a thing

     

    G                             A               G                        A  

    Some things are so broken          they cease to be

     

    C             A                      G

         Let in so much light          that there’s nothing to see

     

    e-                    E                     

    You     without me                  Don’t you know what I mean? 

     

    CHORUS

    G                       A             D  

    Jealous of your dreams, ‘cause I ain’t in ‘em

     

    G                     A                        D

    Jealous of the games you play, ‘cause I can’t win ‘em

     

    G                     A                       D

    Jealous of the things you want, I can’t begin ‘em

     

    G                                          E

                      Jealous of your dreams

     

     

     

    D                    E               D                       E

    A man will still walk with               a broken heart

     

    D                    E                D                     D

    He’ll carry on           with               the other parts

     

    e-                                     D                                    e-                e-

    But a man without        a dream     doesn’t feel a thing

     

    G                             A               G                   A  

    He won’t feel the cuts                   upon his feet

     

    C             A                         G                             

         Let out so much blood          let in the street

     

    e-                                 E                            

    Oh, oh                                      Don’t you know what I mean? 

     

     

    CHORUS

     

     

    BRIDGE

     

    G                                             D

                Find the place that’s/  farthest from me

     

    D                                    A                   A

    That’s where I should / go

     

    e-                                        e-

     

    G                                                  D                      b-        B

                That’s / where I have already gone, you know.

  • 04:10 Download Lyrics 21st Century Winter

    Twenty First Century Winter

     

    Warm, lord it’s warm, shouldn’t be so fair

    Lookin’ for dark clouds, don’t see any there

    I’m not appeased.  It’s the time of year

    Cold and darkness ought to reappear.

     

    CHORUS

    What do you do when your world ain’t right

    Dark in the day and it’s brighter at night

    What do you do when your lady fair

    Turnin to gentlemen everywhere

    Pay no mind to the call of the hound

    Everybody’s runnin’ as fast as they can

    Nowhere to go, nowhere to stand 

    Twenty-first century winter comes around

    Twenty-first century winter comes around

     

    Sad, lord it’s sad, cause it’s like a dream

    Where everything isn’t as bad as it seems

    When what’s goin’ on is a cryin’ shame

    The devil parades under a different name

     

    Run just as fast as your feet will fly

    Weep like a baby to a lullabye

    You won’t escape, sugar, you can’t hide

    Warm rush of water from a changing tide

  • 03:10 Lyrics Running Out of Ways to Love You

    Runnin’ Out of Ways to Love You

     

     

    Intro:  3 simply strummed chords:  C  G  D ——- (held)

                                                           C   G  A—— (held)

     

    VERSE 1

     

           D

    I’m runnin’ out of ways to love you, we don’t have too far to go.

     

     

           D

    I’m runnin’ out of ways to love you, we did it fast, we did it slow.

     

     

                   G                                                                              D

    Well, I’m on my way to Houston, a-where my ship is comin’ in.

     

     

                   A                                                                            G

    But I’m runnin’ out of ways to love you.    

     

     

    VERSE 2

     

            D

    I’m walkin’ into a sunspot, just a light that isn’t there.

     

     

            D

    I’m walkin’ into your darkness and it burns me everywhere.

     

     

            G

    My sky is black and cloudy and my vista’s shrinking fast,

     

     

     

    CHORUS

     

     

    So I’m 

     

     

    A                            G

           runnin’ out the door.  I won’t

     

     

    A                           G

           be here anymore.   You won’t

     

     

     

    F#                               b-min    A          G 

          See me leave, or even know I’ve left here.

     

     

                         As per intro:  C  G  A

     

    VERSE 3

     

           D

    I’m runnin out of ways to love you, I’ll be honest for your sake.

     

     

                  D

    Yes I’m runnin’ out of ways to love you, I’ll be gone before you wake.

     

     

       G                                                                      D

    I tried my best to tell you but you didn’t want to know

     

     

     

    CHORUS

     

     

    That I’m

     

     

    A                          G

         runnin’ out the door.  I won’t

     

     

    A                      G

         be here anymore.   You won’t

     

     

    F#                             b-min  A            G                       

         See me leave, or even know the reason

     


    BRIDGE

     

     

                          G                                            G

    We  keep                 walkin’ rails       <one empty measure>

     

    A                                                    D                       D7

          But I think we’re on the wrong track.    Cause you keep

     

     

    G                         A                                         C            C     G    A    

            Holdin’ me,         and I keep holdin’ you back! 

     

     

    CHORUS

     

           D

    I’m runnin’ out of ways to love you, I don’t have too far to go.

     

     

           D

    I’m runnin’ out of ways to love you, I said it fast, I said it slow.

     

     

                   G                                                                              D

    Well, I’m almost into Houston, wonderin’ should I run away

     

     

    CHORUS

     

     

    Still I’m 

     

     

    A                            G

           runnin’ out the door.  I won’t

     

     

    A                           G

           be here anymore.   You won’t

     

     

     

    F#                               b-min    A          G 

          See me leave, or even know I’ve been here.

     

     

                         C  G  D

     

  • 03:42 Story What Doesn't Heal You - Special Mix

Songs for Elementary and Middle School Chorus

by Adam Cole

Recordings to accompany the book, Songs for Elementary and Middle School Chorus, by Adam Cole
NOTES
Book available at Teachers Pay Teachers: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Songs-for-Elementary-and-Middle-School-Chorus-4868878?fbclid=IwAR00qijRga4RHX6JiKEuPZ5BTs70TD9_HbCb2-u0-RtOjY6M3jYAlFvxc4Y

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by Adam Cole

Songs that didn't quite make it into any other playlist
  • 03:43 Download Lyrics Fleas In His Eyes

    Fleas In His Eyes

                E
    I feel like making a mistake
                E
    Just like Samson did before he went to bed
                D
    He let Delilah have his head
            E
    Fleas in his eyes


                E
    I think I’ll sabotage myself
                E
    Just like Napoleon I’ll head into the snow
                    D
    He let the Russians stop the show
            E
    Fleas in his eyes


                A
    I feel like making a mistake
                    E
    A song that bubbled up and made me write it down
                     F#                    F#
    Like Captain Ahab I am gone to get a whale
                   B7
    Call me Ishmael




                E
    I think I’ll throw it all away
                E
    I didn’t really want to keep it anyway
                D
    What a ridiculous disguise
             E
    Fleas in his eyes

  • 03:14 Download Story Lyrics I Hate You

    I Hate You

     

     

    VERSE 1

     

    C                  e-                    F

    Grab a handful of years as they go by

     

     

    C       e-7                        F

    When you’re done you’re holding nothing.

     

     

    Ce-FM7          FM7  e-7  D7-9

    Give your dreams a little push and watch them fly ——

     

     

    e-7                        FM7                      e-7

    Soaring upward…while you stand…going nowhere

     

     

    C                  e-                    F

    Like a kite without a tail I sailed alone

     

     

    C                         e-                    F

    Tempest tossed and so erratic

     

     

    Ce-FM7    FM7  e-7  D7-9

    Felt your hand upon my string and followed you on home

     

     

    e-7   FM7         e-7

    Trailing downward…til I dropped…into plastic

     

     

    PRE-CHORUS

     

    FD7

    I used to love you dear with all I had

     

     

    FD7

    I thought I’d just get used to being sad

     

     

    FM7  e-7  d-  D7   G  <tacet>

    That was yesterday.  But now I

     

     

    CHORUS

     

    CG   FC     G F

    Hate you.  I hate you.  I hate you.   Didn’t take to long to hate you.  I hate you.  I hate you.

     

     

    VERSE 2

     

    C                  e-                    F

    Don’t be fooled by any rules of savoir faire

     

     

    C                  e-                    F

    They’re just there to smooth it over

     

     

    Ce-FM7    FM7  e-7  D7-9

    We can trust complete disgust and leave our battle there

     

     

    e-7       FM7         e-7

     

    Going nowhere…Let alone /  conversation

     

     

     

    PRE-CHORUS and CHORUS

     

     

     

    INTERLUDE

     

     

     

    ALT PRE-CHORUS (shorter)

     

    F     D7

    Yes it’s depressing, but I think it’s right

     

     

    F    D7

    I see the darkness in a different light

     

    (straight to)

     

    CHORUS

  • 03:13 Download Lyrics The First 10,000 digits of Pi

    The First Ten Thousand Digits of Pi

     

     

    <instr. pt.1 >

     

    C                      F/D          C/E    F

       They say life does a number on you

    C/E                       F/D

    One that can’t be counted on

    C                 F/D      C/E

        A slice of unconventional

    F             G              a-

    A mantle that we’re mounted on

    C/F              C/E

    Seems a bit irrational

         d-                               Gsus                       

    To count your chickens                on and on

     

    <instr. pt 1>

     

    C                   F/D  C/E    F

      They say life is a circle but I

    C/E        F/D

    Don’t think that we live that long

    C                  F/D      C/E         

       I think that life’s a triangle

    d-          G         a-

    Not the album, not a song

    C/F                 C/E

    It’s the needle in the groove

             F/C                  Gsus

    That slowly, slowly             moves along

     

    <instr. pt 1 and pt 2>

     

    CHORUS

    F                                      C/E

        So take my hand and walk with me

    F/D                            C

    Down that road that goes

    d-7                               C/E                      G/A                                

         To the unpromised land and you and I

            a-/G

    Can count

           G/F                                  gsus

    The first ten thousand digits           of pi

     

    <instr. 1>

    C                  F/D         C/E                 F 

        The digits change, they press the fret

            C/E              F/D  

    And unexpected tunes ring out

    C                     F/D    C/E         

        We just continue on that way

    F             G     a-  

    Until the final string gives out

    F                             C/E

    Even though you never know

    d-7                                 gsus

    Exactly what the thing’s          about

     

    <instr. 1 and 2>

     

     

     

    If I had a choice I

     

    Would choose to finish my

     

    Little slice before I die

     

    E-bM7   f-7   Ab   g-7  f-7  G/E

     

     

    CHORUS

     

    <instr. 1 and 2>

  • 03:45 Download Lyrics Jacob Jeffries Song

    Jacob Jeffries Song

     

    It’s 11 PM and I’m drillin’ a new hole for my head

    Yeah I’m really tired but I don’t wanna go to bed

    There’s seven ways to do it but just one way to do it right

    And I gotta figure it out or else I’ll be up all night

     

    It hits me like a wall

    Yeah it pours down on me like a waterfall

    The way that I should go

    The obvious verse and the surprise solo

    Why

    Can’t I write a Jacob Jeffries song?

     

    Well it’s midnight now and I’m still no closer in

    Yeah, my great idea turned into a frog again

    And when I say it croaked I mean I think it’s pretty much dead

    So now it’s 12:02 and I’m drilling a new hole for my head

     

    It hits me like a wall…etc.

     

    Well it’s 5 AM and I think I made a big mistake

    Cause I get up at 6 but I don’t think I’ll be awake

    If there’s a god of justice you know he passed me by

    Yeah it’s a long hell, oh, but it’s gonna be a short goodbye.

     

    It hits me like a wall…etc.

     

  • 02:51 Download The Very First Time (Clemson vn)

Love Songs and Silly Songs for Cousin Sharon

by Adam Cole

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My political protest song.

Lyrics

Mama Didn't Raise No Fool

 

I'm a thinking man

You know I try my best

Learning Who to trust

Throwing out the rest

Lately what you say

Don't make no sense to me

I think I'll throw away

Our phony history

 

Mama didn't raise no fool

Mama didn't send no bum to school

That's why I never lose my cool

'Cause Mama didn't raise no fool

 

You can smile and bend

When you are in a jam

I think it's just pretend

I think therefore I am

You say that you're the one

The only hope I've got

I'm pretty sure at this point

You don't think so you're not.

 

Mama…

 

I remember when

You first came round my door

I didn't like you then

Though I didn't know what for

But I've put two and two

Together and I've found

When something smells that bad

You'd better flush it down.

 

Mama…

 

Now you've come again with teardrops in your eyes.

But there are things your tears cannot disguise.

 

Once there was a time

I was a trusting soul (fool)l

I'd pull a copperhead

Out of a muddy hole (pool)

When you came around

You were that snake to me

Now that I've been bit

I'm smart as I can be.

Lover's Passage

by Adam Cole

A song cycle about the sexual assault of a woman. Arrangement for flute.

The Fool Sings - Song Cycle for Tenor, arr. horn

by Adam Cole

Settings of poems sung by the Fool in King Lear. Audio realizations arranged for horn

NPR Scripts

by Adam Cole

These are parodies of NPR reporting. They may contain material not appropriate for all ages. Please listen with discretion.

The Immanent Snowfall

by Adam Cole

Brass Music

by Adam Cole

Brass Quintet and Trombone Sequence
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  • 09:55 Download Lyrics Hymn to St. Cecilia

    Hymn to St. Cecilia 

      

    BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913-1976) 
    TEXT: W.H. AUDEN (1907-1973) 

     

    I. 

    In a garden shady this holy lady 
    With reverent cadence and subtle psalm, 
    Like a black swan as death came on 
    Poured forth her song in perfect calm: 
    And by ocean's margin this innocent virgin 
    Constructed an organ to enlarge her prayer, 
    And notes tremendous from her great engine 
    Thundered out on the Roman air. 
    Blonde Aphrodite rose up excited, 
    Moved to delight by the melody, 
    White as an orchid she rode quite naked 
    In an oyster shell on top of the sea; 
    At sounds so entrancing the angels dancing 
    Came out of their trance into time again, 
    And around the wicked in Hell's abysses 
    The huge flame flickered and eased their pain. 
    Blessed Cecilia, appear in visions 
    To all musicians, appear and inspire: 
    Translated Daughter, come down and startle 
    Composing mortals with immortal fire.

     

    II.

    I cannot grow; 
    I have no shadow 
    To run away from,
    I only play. 
    I cannot err; 
    There is no creature 
    Whom I belong to, 
    Whom I could wrong. 
    I am defeat 
    When it knows it 
    Can now do nothing 
    By suffering. 
    All you lived through, 
    Dancing because you 
    No longer need it 
    For any deed. 
    I shall never be Different. Love me. 
    Blessed Cecilia, appear in visions 
    To all musicians, appear and inspire: 
    Translated Daughter, come down and startle 
    Composing mortals with immortal fire.

     

    III. 

    O ear whose creatures cannot wish to fall, 
    O calm of spaces unafraid of weight, 
    Where Sorrow is herself, forgetting all 
    The gaucheness of her adolescent state, 
    Where Hope within the altogether strange 
    From every outworn image is released, 
    And Dread born whole and normal like a beast 
    Into a world of truths that never change: 
    Restore our fallen day; O re-arrange. 
    O dear white children casual as birds, 
    Playing among the ruined languages, 
    So small beside their large confusing words, 
    So gay against the greater silences 
    Of dreadful things you did: O hang the head, 
    Impetuous child with the tremendous brain, 
    O weep, child, weep, O weep away the stain, 
    Lost innocence who wished your lover dead, 
    Weep for the lives your wishes never led. 
    O cry created as the bow of sin Is drawn across our trembling violin. 
    O weep, child, weep, O weep away the stain. 
    O law drummed out by hearts against the still 
    Long winter of our intellectual will. 
    That what has been may never be again. 
    O flute that throbs with the thanksgiving breath 
    Of convalescents on the shores of death. 
    O bless the freedom that you never chose.
    O trumpets that unguarded children blow 
    About the fortress of their inner foe. 
    O wear your tribulation like a rose. 
    Blessed Cecilia, appear in visions 
    To all musicians, appear and inspire: 
    Translated Daughter, come down and startle 
    Composing mortals with immortal fire.

  • 04:28 Download Lyrics Baby

    Baby

     

    Life was scattered and dull til I looked down and saw your face

    All the sudden I'm shattered and I don't want to be replaced.

    You're the window inside my soul, the diamonds in my crown

    I'm your angel, but I don't feel my wings til I've set you down.

     

    When I wake up beside you, baby, the sun begins to shine

    I can have anything that I want, but I still can't believe you're mine.

    You took everything I believed and you turned it upside down.

    I'm floating over the ocean and my feet barely touch the ground.

     

    And when you smile,

    It brings out the tenderness to me

    And when I hold you in my arms,

    I can't continue on

    Who would I be without you in my life

    What would I have done?

     

    You get me up in the morning when I should be fast asleep

    You stole a piece of my solitude I thought that I could keep

    I used to dream with my eyes closed, curled up on my side

    Now the dreams are everywhere, but my eyes are open wide.)

     

    And when you smile...etc.

     

    Before you came

    I only knew

    how to survive

    and just get through

    I was lost

    in a haze

    Until you looked into my face

    Until you smiled into my face

    I felt a breeze like a hurricane

    I raised my eyes to the pouring rain!

     

    I know these moments we have will never come again

    I'm selfish and want to hold on for as long as I can

    That's why I'm gonna stick around even while you're lying there

    I've got nowhere to go and I'm not going anywhere.

     

    And when you smile...etc.

  • 01:58 Download Lyrics Addicted to a Plastic Bag

    Addicted to a Plastic Bag

     

    My baby is a wonder, now.  She wanders while I snooze

    She helps herself to time as if there weren't none to loose

    She fiddles with a cardboard book.  Its charm begins to lag

    She drops it off and suddenly gets addicted to a plastic bag.

     

    It moves like this, it folds like that.  It makes an awful noise

    It's got such charm that she doesn't warm to any of her other toys

    She sits and pounds it again and again 'til it's just like it was before

    There must be something in that bag I don't see anymore.

     

    I have to admit I'm bound to sit and watch her play all day

    And even though she might suffocate I can't bear to take it away

    Someday she'll learn to talk and sing, eat junk and salute the flag

    But now she spends an hour or so addicted to a plastic bag.

  • 05:42 Download Lyrics The Saddest Girl

    The Saddest Girl

     

    She only cries for her daddy

    And for her daddy all she does is cry

    Scrunches up her face and hides her eye

    Tell me why, little girl

     

    Are you seeing something awful

    Or are you crying over something deep

    That you saw when you were fast asleep?

    Tell me what, little girl.

     

    CHORUS

    Don't let the bad dreams scare you away

    Don't let the wicked world put you to fright.

    Don't let the sad thoughts take your daddy out of your eyes

    He's watching over tonight

     

    The saddest girl

    Come see the saddest girl

    Only a penny, come and see

    What the world's saddest girl has done to me

    The saddest girl.

    The saddest girl.

     

    And now she's getting to know me

    And now she's going off to school

    And now she's saying goodbye

    Tell me why, little girl.

     

    It seems you were only small a minute

    Then you folded like a butterfly and changed

    The baby tears you're crying seem so strange

    To us both, little girl.

     

    Chorus

     

    Don't cry.  Don't cry.  Don't cry.

Adam Cole
Adam Cole / Lionel Cole

Lyrics

Something to Make You Smile

 

There is a tune

You gave to me

Now here it is again, offered by a friend

Something to make you smile

 

You had a gift

You gave to me

Now I can give it back, lateral attack

Something to make you smile

 

There were times

When I thought I had the lyrics set

You gave me words I hadn't spoken yet

Something to make you smile

 

Written together

Unspoken forever

It's gotten far too serious

For either of us

 

I had a dream

But I awoke

Now I can write it down

Turn the dark around

With something to make you smile

 

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Lennon/McCartney, arr. Adam Cole
EpiloG ft Proto J
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Sharon Feingold
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Part one of the novel, Motherless Child, by Adam Cole, as read by Sharon Feingold.

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