LONESOME COWGIRL

words  by LHS , music by LHS & M. MALAMET

 

She was raised on the plains of old Prospect Park

In the borough of Brooklyn, in the state of New York

Camped out on rooftops, as sun set on steel

Hiding from bandits in automobiles

 

Lonesome Cowgirl wants to be free

Run in the open, lie by the sea

With her eyes strait ahead

She moves into the wind

Lonesome Cowgirl riding again

 

At night she lay frightened, her eyes open wide

Of wild things breaking and entering inside

She always felt different, she never could rest

And finally one winter, she headed out west

 

Lonesome Cowgirl wants to be free

Run in the open, lie by the sea

With her eyes strait ahead

She moves into the wind

Lonesome Cowgirl riding again

 

Went looking for love but didn’t trust what she saw

Now she’s going up north to a place she’s heard of

She sticks to her guns

She knows where she stands

And no one can sway her, be it woman or man

 

Lonesome Cowgirl wants to be free

Run in the open, lie by the sea

With her eyes strait ahead

She moves into the wind

Lonesome Cowgirl riding again

PORT AUTHORITY

words & music by LHS

 

By a yellow brick building and a big green sign

Pointing the way to the border line

There’s fish, there’s fruit, there’s a bakery

There’s a woman in rags saying, “Give me money”

 

There’s a three-story building that you can’t see in

It’s a face, a place for unfortunate

They wait there for hours for the doors to part

To get a hot cup of coffee and donated donuts

The space is there, the price is free

Where two worlds meet

Some are blind and some can see

Across the street from Port Authority

 

On a big sheet of cardboard they are settling in

Sally and Sam and their big dog Ben

They huddle there together for the rest of the night

Under a cold, empty, steel blue sky

 

(Chorus0

 

A well-dressed woman, who’s heading home

Goes on with her friend about the world she knows

“What’s this about the poor?

I don’t know what they mean” She says 

Stepping over the bodies on her way to Jersey

 

Sally and Sam are having dinner

When a man comes by who’s even thinner

“Sally”, says Sam, “We got to give him some”

“We’ll just worry about more when tomorrow comes”

 

The space is there, the price is free

Where two worlds meet

Some are blind but some still see

Across the street from Port Authority

LOVED YOU ONLY

words & music by LHS

My eyes look past the room

To a sky that’s pale and blue

As you tell me your point of view

No, it’s not the same as mine

Hasn’t been for quite some time

That’s nothing new

 

As your words start to scatter

I can hear a distant laughter

From another time we both knew

When our love was just beginning

And our hope seemed never ending

Oh, who knew…

Time holds the secrets

And then leaves it

For us to follow

I’ve loved you only

Now who’ll show me

Where we’ll be tomorrow

 

The truth that’s been discovered

The feelings that we’ve covered

No it’s not what I’d call a honeymoon

The light is quickly fading

The colors they are changing

What’s left to do

 

(Chorus)

 

Outside it has grown dark but the stars have come out

I wonder where you are cause I’m back with you now

 

Then you take me in your arms

And you love me soft and strong

And it never feels wrong

 

(Chorus)

THE WILD WILL ALWAYS RUN

words by LHS, music by LHS & M. MALAMET

 

When they first met, she was holding in her hand

A frightened, lame, old Tom cat

So she took him home, nursed him to health

But the cat ran away as soon as he was well

And then she told him, you know

The wild will always run

The wild will always run

They may love a few

But they trust in none

And the wild, will always run

 

They fell in love, set up house

One day they found a bird that had fallen down

So they fixed that bird till it was good as new

But someone opened the door, the bird up and flew

Again she told him

 

(Chorus)

 

Don’t try to stop them

You will never see them again

If you don’t try to stop them

They will always call you a friend

 

Then one day when the sky was breaking out

And the wind was blowing strong

He came home to find her packing her things

Stood there and cried, “What did I do wrong?”

She said, “I tried to tell you…”

 

The wild will always run

The wild will always run

They may love a few

But they trust in none

And the wild, will always run

UNDER THE MOON

words by LHS, music by LHS & M. MALAMET

 

When lightning strikes in the same place twice

You know, you’ve got to think

I go on all day long

Then I’ve got you in my dreams

I’ve tried to hold myself back

But something’s gotta give

I try to do the right thing but baby,

We’ve got to live

 

When the light fades on the mountainside

A wind comes up, the waters rise

A voice calls from the other side

Under the moon shining bright

Saying, “I want to hold you tonight”.

 

I’ve looked front and I’ve looked back

When I do you have no place

I look down but when I look back up

You’re right there in my face

I tried to figure out why

What this might mean

But I want to throw it aside

And see what fate brings

 

(Chorus)

 

I try to hold myself back

But something’s got to give

I want to do the right thing

But baby, we’ve got to live

 

So let the light fade on the mountainside

Let the wind come up, let the waters rise

I’ll meet you on the other side

Under the moon shining bright

I’m going to hold you, tonight

READY TO ROLL

words & music by LHS & J. Whelan

 

I don’t need no reason to rock

I’m always ready to roll

I don’t need no permanent job

I’ve got to be ready to go

 

I see a crowd, I’m country bound

I get bored, I’m back in town

The only place I stay is

Ready to Roll

 

Sunday morning neighborhood

Not my idea of home

I hear that local church choir sing

But I’d rather pray alone

This town, it looks just like

The place I was last night

I’ve seen this show before

I’m Ready to Roll

 

I kissed a star in Hollywood

I kissed a dog in Santa Fe

I got lost in Austin, Texas

For a couple of crazy days

So au revoir to the Marti Gras

Next stop, Philadelphia

I’m gonna rock that liberty bell and I’m

Ready To Roll

Ready To Roll

COMFORT

words & music by LHS

 

If I take comfort from you

Would you hold me to something more?

If I hold out my hand

Would you start making plans for us two?

If I take comfort from you

 

Oh, it’s too much for this girl

I could never be what you see in me

But oh, don’t get the idea

That I’d turn away

Or I wouldn’t care

 

If I call out your name

Would you want me to stay and be true?

If I lay in your arms

Would you want me to start something new?

If I take comfort from you

 

Oh, I could never express

My relief and gratefulness

But oh, is it too much to ask

That you understand

Or would you get mad?

 

Oh, it’s too much for this girl

I could never be what you see in me

But oh, would it be alright

If I felt your warmth and love tonight?

 

If I take comfort from you

Would you hold me to something more?

If I take comfort from you

IN THE MORNING

words & music by LHS

 

I’ve been wondering what to do

Where to go and with who

The night’s coming, bringing something

That falls so hard I cry

 

I’ve been sad from a broken heart

It was torn by a careless love

But they say, that’s the way,

These things sometimes go

In the morning where the sun keeps rising

I get up and keep on trying

Put aside my lonesome crying

And set out again

If I hit on a hard road walking

If I hear some low voice talking

I remember where it’s always shining

In the morning, where the sun keeps rising

 

In my sights, I can see

The kind of woman I still want to be

Oh but they say, that some things

They take time, they take time

 

(Chorus)

 

I’ll keep saying how I want it to be

And I’ll get those troubles

I'll get them behind me

I’ll leave them all behind me

 

(Chorus)

LUCK

words & music by LHS

 

Raindrops on a window pane

Neon light shining in my face tonight

Reflections in the glass

Things that come…to pass

 

I walk along the same old streets

Where my past and my present meet

But my future’s going to hold

A dream I can’t let go

 

One day it will come to me

Then I’ll take my luck and leave

 

A perfect dress, a perfect hat

I wonder what it’s like to be a girl like that

Not just a no one who’s out here

Where no one really cares

 

One day it will come to me

Then I’ll take my luck and leave

 

And I won’t be coming back

Then I’ll be the one to laugh

 

A car pulls up, the rain beats down

I’ve got to make one last round tonight

The sky is turning blue

Behind a fading moon

Would you take me now with you?

 

One day it will come to me

Then I’ll take my luck, and leave

DADDY’S GIRL

words & music by LHS

"Do not go gentle into that good night"

My daddy said as he turned off the light

In the early morning on a night in June

I ran down the hall and peeked into the room

 

Through the darkness I could see his head

He was sipping a Bud and smoking a Kent

I climbed up beside him on that rare chance

And together we watched the street lights dance

 

I want to be Daddy’s Girl

Where everything’s alright

Throw me in the air, hold me tight

When I grow up I’ll be just like you

Daddy’s little girl

Who loves you too

 

One day I saw him there behind his door

Standing on his bed as the crowd begged for more

He and Frankie flying to the moon

And I knew one day I’d have to learn that tune

 

(Chorus)

 

But in the light of day the dancing stops

The music fades

When he went away I didn’t cry

I didn’t even say goodbye

 

Like moths to a flame where the bright lights burn

I’m stamped with a brand, each generation’s turn

Now I raise my glass to no one in the night

"Raging against the dying of the light"

 

Chorus

 

I’m Daddy’s little girl

Through and through

DRIVE ON

words & music by LHS

 

I don’t need one more reason to walk away

I don’t know why I’m not leaving cause

I don’t believe hearts they were meant to 

And I can’t conceive why we would want to

Lie and cheat and treat each other this way

You better 

Drive on

 

I don’t know what you mean when

You say you love me

You might want to call me naïve but

I just don’t think love is this painful

And I don’t see why I should feel shameful

Every time I want to be in your company

I think I better

Drive on

 

I always feel so lonely when I’m away

So I search for answers and stay

 

We always seem to get so intense

I don’t know why we get so defensive

Maybe we’re just meant to be traveling through

 

Drive on

Drive on

BRING IT ALL ON HOME

words & music by LHS

 

So you’re tired, a little scared

And you feel like you’re going to cry

Cause no one seems to care

And there’s nowhere left to hide

But there is someone you can run to

Yes there is someplace you can go

 

Bring it on, bring it on, bring it all on home

Bring your tears and your sorrow

Bring your whole heavy load

Bring all your troubles

Bring it all on home

 

I might not be your mom

I might not be your dad

But still, I just might be

The best you’ve ever had

So come to someone who wants you

Come where you’re not alone

 

(Chorus)

 

In case you’ve forgotten

Or maybe I haven’t told you

If it’s too cold or dark just reach out

And I’ll be there to hold you

 

So come to someone who loves you

Come to where you belong

Bring it on, bring it on, bring it all on home

Bring your tears and your sorrow

Bring your whole heavy load

Bring all your troubles

Bring it all on home