We’re in for Weather words: Terry Birkett / music: Bobby Pennock

 

Lower your head – we’re in for weather

I think it’s time to (for us) to hunker down

We’ve stood the test – but seldom together

We stumble forever no exit found

 

Stronger than wizards –stronger than sirens

Blessed be the tie that binds

Stronger than Saturn and stronger than Mars

Venus will rise


 

Shrieking winds blow – the maple is groaning

We find our comfort below

A ring of hands – held ‘round the candle

Whispers of prayers on our lips, low

 

Stronger than wizards –stronger than sirens

Blessed be the tie that binds

Stronger than Saturn and stronger than Mars

Venus will rise

 

Lightning and thunder – a terror down under

We fall once again to our knees

We struggle to stand – a single demand

As we cling to our lives in this breeze

 

Lower your head – we’re in for weather

I think it’s time to hunker down


 

Wading Through the Blue words & music: Bobby Pennock

 

Can you hear me?  Can you read my inner thoughts?

Can you steer me?  Can you alter this course?

Can you reach me?  Open up your hands

To catch me / When I fall from where I stand

 

Ooo—the bitterness is true

Ooo—it’s deeper than I knew

Ooo—it stands to reason now

You brought it on yourself somehow

 

I can touch you—By just whispering a word

I can wound you—without brandishing a sword

I can tell you—what you need to hear

But it’s no use—you can’t listen through your fear

 

Ooo—I’m wading through the blue

Ooo—It’s thicker than I knew

Ooo—It stands to reason now

I’ve brought it on myself somehow

All I’ve tried to disavow—and you

                                

There you go—with pretense as your guide

What you do—the next day you deny

I turn around—you stab me in the side

Yet still I look forward to you

 

Do you fear it: The sound of tragedy?

Can’t you hear it: It’s what we’ve come to be

 

Ooo—I’m wading through the blue

Ooo—it’s thinker than I knew

Ooo—It stands to reason now

We’ve brought it on ourselves somehow


 

Sigh Indeed words: Terry Birkett & Bobby Pennock / music: Bobby Pennock

 

Sigh, indeed

Your binding creed holds us tight

To your pain and suffering

 

There you go again -- Making me your problem

Why can’t you leave this poor boy alone

 

Sigh, indeed

Your binding creed holds us tight

To your pain and suffering

 

There you go again -- Signing V for victim

Why won’t you leave this poor world alone

 

Sigh, indeed

Your binding creed holds us tight

To your pain and suffering

 

What would it take to get down to the  bottom 

Of what it would take to get down to the bottom of your pain & suffering

 

Sigh, indeed

Your binding creed holds us tight

To your pain and suffering


 

Just Me Too words & music: Bobby Pennock

 

I’ve seen us grow from pussycats to the imperfect storm

We come and we go--sometimes holding hands--a touch that is lukewarm

Enter the night--words & motions stolen from a script

Something’s not right--another band-aid on the hearts that we have ripped

 

It’s not that I care any different than I used to 

I never cared before

 

We stick to the dance placing feet upon the footprints on the floor

We paid in advance for the lessons that we constantly ignore

Enter the day--rising smiles because we know we’ll separate

And yet we still play--’cause we know we’ll both be home well before 8

 

It’s not that you cared any different than you used to 

You never cared before

 

There were times when smiles seemed almost natural

But mostly every motion feels contractual

 

I’ve seen us grow from pussycats to the imperfect storm

 

It’s not that we cared any different than we used to 

We never cared before

It’s not that I cared any different than I used to 

I never dared say “I Love you” just “me too”


 

Crying Out words & music: Bobby Pennock

 

He is drawing ever after

She is dreaming of his laughter

They are holding to little more

 

He is singing for her pleasure

She imagines them forever

They are holding on to little more

 

All the worry

All the sorrow

All the fears of no tomorrow

All embraces shadowed by the crying

All the wanting

All the feeling

All the mysteries for revealing

All the whispered words concealed by crying out


She is looking in the mirror

He is wishing he were nearer

They are holding on to little more

 

She is standing slowly dancing 

He is hiding careful glancing

They are holding on to little more

 

All the worry

All the sorrow

All the fears of no tomorrow

All embraces shadowed by the crying

All the wanting

All the feeling

All the mysteries for revealing

All the whispered words concealed by crying out

 

He is drawing ever after

She is dreaming of his laughter

They are holding to little more


 

Failure Brings Smiles words & music: Bobby Pennock

 

Sally sailed on a boat

To places she had never dreamed

And when her craft would no longer float

She swam to shore and named herself "Queen Strange as it Seems"

 

Danny dug a hole in the earth

With visions of a diamond seam

His labor proved much less than it's worth

So he filled the hole and named himself "King of Everything"

 

Once in a while--failure brings smiles

 And we leave what we know--hey isn't it so

 

Cathy climbed the highest mount 

To spy the future from its peak

On top she couldn't see her hand through the clouds

So she sat right down and called herself "Queen of all Who Seek"

 

Terry told himself he could fly

His mother said, "Son, you need wings"

He'd flail his arms and stare up into the sky

He never left the earth but crowned himself "King of all Who Dream"

 

Once in a while--failure brings smiles

And we leave what we know--hey isn't it so

All of your thoughts are significant

Take the chance now while you're innocent

Those who scoff are ignorant

 

Once in a while--failure brings smiles

And we leave what we know--hey isn't it so


 

Message on His Heart words & music: Dan Hall & Bobby Pennock

 

He climbs the walls to look around

And then decides to tear them down

She watches careful not to make a sound

He buries pieces, she turns around

 

She draws a message on his heart  --  then whispers “goodbye”

Such are the vestiges of Art  --  She tells herself “Don’t cry…”

 

He reads the words of their desire

Then throws the pages on the fire

She brushes ashes from her face

He tries to leave but leaves a trace

 

She draws a message on his heart  --  then whispers “goodbye”

Such are the vestiges of Art  --  She tells herself “Don’t cry…”

 

Don’t cry about the loss  --  Don’t cry about the pain

Don’t cry about the leaving

Release the albatross  --  release the choking chain

Release the guilt  --  start breathing

 

He shouts an oath into the sky

Then wipes the tears he cannot cry

She hears his curse but doesn’t turn

He’s all alone with all he’s burned

 

She drew a message on his heart  --  then whispered “goodbye”

Such are the vestiges of Art  --  She tells herself “Don’t cry…”


 

Welcome to the Great Deception words & music: Michael Manley & Bobby Pennock

 

Small town alibi

He didn't have to try to lose

Every well's gone dry

Everywhere he's tried no news

At home he wears the guise

And sings the lullabies

Confused, abandoned

By dreams not realized

 

Welcome to the great deception

Empty promises and fulfilled fears

Happiness replaced by tears

Welcome to the great deception

 

She remembers when

Her soul was spirited and free 

She chose to camouflage,

Disguise her true reality

But when the house of cards

Came tumbling down

Left her confused, abandoned

By dreams not realized

 

Welcome to the great deception

Empty promises and fulfilled fears

Happiness replaced by tears

Welcome to the great deception

 

Small town alibis

They didn't really want to lose 

Ambitions hypnotize

They never recognized the clues

Then when they realized

What they had done

They felt confused, abandoned

By dreams not realized

 

Welcome to the great deception

Empty promises and fulfilled fears

Happiness replaced by tears

Welcome to the great deception


 

Going Back to London words & music: Bobby Pennock

 

Driving through the fog and the rain

Reviving memories

Surviving sparks ignite in my brain

Arriving reverie

 

Going back to London

Going back to London today

 

Wondering will I still feel the same

Monday I should know

Thundering down the pavement I aim

Something tells me go

 

Going back to London

Going back to London today

                

When we first met we would stroll in the park

Hand upon hand from the start

Summer brought Autumn which took you away

And my heart

 

Driving through the fog and the rain

Arriving memories

Surviving sparks ignite in my brain

Reviving reverie

 

Going back to London

Going back to London 

Going back to London

Going back to London today


 

Perhaps We Were words & music: Bobby Pennock

 

He grabs his overcoat and trudges towards the door

He’ll buy some roses on his way

At the stop the bus is late, he hums a tune she loved

What mem’ries will he leave today?

 

Start the car, I think it’s time

The baby’s on her way

Tonight we’ll sing a nursery rhyme

Star Light Star Bright or Rain Rain Go Away

 

On the bus, he takes a seat, the flowers in his hand

He wished he’d worn her favorite tie

Peering out the window at the town they grew to love

Passing the school a stifled cry

 

That’s it she is done this time

Drunk and high again

Obviously she thinks we’re blind 

She passed out in her science class

and has a gash on her chin

 

All we had we built as one -- a house, a home, a child

The story changed--It ended wrong

Perhaps we were beguiled….perhaps we were

 

It seems we’ve run out of time

I’m tired of the beat downs

From little lies to bigger crimes

You’re convinced she’ll turn around and come back home

And change her ways, atone her sins, discover truth…

All this heartache and now you’re sick and where is she?

 

Thirty years of missing her but that’s about to change

He says their vows for one last time

Kneeling by her marker puts his hand upon her name

They never sang to Auld Lang Syne