THE KING OF ROCK & ROLL

When life lays out ahead of us
And reach exceeds our grasp
Everything seems possible
Sweet dreams built to last
Youth runs quick & hungry
Fairy tales get swallowed whole
Long live the king of rock & roll

Then as the game progresses
The playbook raises doubts
High priests in cathedrals
Bury secrets in their house
We buy the tricks they’re turning
An illusion of control
Long live the king of rock & roll

Time keeps runnin’
Never rests in peace
Nothin’ stops the revolutions
It’s the nature of the beast

Two minutes to midnight
On the doomsday clock
Promises betrayed in this
Place that hope forgot
We build things up, we tear ‘em down
We crush ‘em heart & soul
‘Til there’s nothin’ left
For the king of rock & roll

& now the land grows dark & empty
And the wind blows wicked cold
Through a crown of thorns
On the king of rock & roll
The King Is Dead
Long Live the King
The King of Rock & Roll


THE COLDEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR

On the coldest night of the year
Even shadows seem frozen in fear
The snowfall made edges & lines disappear
On the coldest night of the year

In the silence that weighs on your mind
Somewhere deep beyond reason or rhyme
Something ancient defies any measure of time
In the silence that weighs on your mind

In the darkest hour of the night
You can give in, or put up a fight
It’s a hard test to wait for the break of daylight
In the darkest hour of the night

On the coldest night of the year
Comes the whisper of dawn drawing near
And she offers a song I’ve been longing to hear
Through the coldest night of the year


 LOVE LOVE LOVE

Love love love makes the bluebird sing
Love love love spreadin’ joy to everything
Love love love you hear that sweet old sound? That’s
Love love love love love makes the world go round

Love love love works its magic mystery
Love love love happens supernaturally
Love love love runnin’ deep & so profound
Love love love love love makes the world go round

Like a secret promise whispered on the wind
The spirit set in motion that makes the planet spin
And all of Mother Nature’s children
Can never get enough
Love love love love love

Love love love any question in your mind
Love love love it’s the answer ev’ry time
Love love love out there waitin’ to be found
Love love love love love makes the world go round


BLUE SKY TRAIN

Come on, people
Ride the blue sky train
It’s highly amusin’, there’s nothin’ to lose
And the whole wide world to gain
The destination is a pot o’ gold
In the eye of a hurricane
So come on people – ride the blue sky train.

Climb aboard, oh, here we go again!
And when she sails right offa the rails
Well that’s the beauty of the blue sky train
It’s a crazy promise of the sun & the moon
And the stars in heaven’s domain
So climb aboard & ride the blue sky train.

Now yer brain might reckon
Sayin’ wait a second
I hate this rainbow ride
But yer heart knows why
It’s itchin’ to buy
That one-way ticket to the big blue sky

So, come on, people
Catch the blue sky train
It’s highly amusin’, there’s nothin’ to lose
And the whole wide world to gain
Let your inner child run so wild
Take a chance you can’t explain
So come on, people – ride the blue sky train
Oh, c’mon, people – ride the blue sky train


THE MAYBE IN BETWEEN

There’s right & there’s wrong
A lotta maybe in between
It’s a long long way from down & dirty
Up to where the air is clean
There’s black & there’s white
And there’s a rainbow in between
Why deny the technicolor ghost
Inside the soft machine?

Time flies one way
It’s the only way to go
You can draw lines in the drifting sand
But the winds of change’ll blow, so

Let’s decide to let it ride
On the maybe in between
Yes, I’m inclined to let it ride
On the maybe [maybe, the maybe]
The maybe in between

There’s left & there’s right
In a universe of infinite space
Why not widen out your view
Before you settle in a narrow place?
There’s yes and there’s no
An’ a whole lotta maybe in between
So why not try to meet me in the middle
& we’ll work on what that means


THE WAY SHE GOES

When the planet spins
And she makes you eat her dust
When your bubble bursts
And the winning streak goes bust
When it’s time to fold your hand
The true survivor knows
It’ll be okay
That’s just the way she goes

When a storm front hits
And she throws you way off course
When you take the fall
From your little hobby horse
Climb back up & ride again
Cuz everybody knows
Happens every day
That’s just the way she goes

[The way she goes]
Why climb up the mountainside
Where a wicked headwind blows?
[The way she goes]
Why risk your pretty little neck
Where the raging river flows?
Who writes the script? Who calls the play?
Who knows which way the story goes?

When the Holy Land
Is nowhere to be found
Anywhere you stand
Can be your sacred ground
You win some and you lose some
Get some rain checks, I suppose
That’s okay
That’s just the way she goes.

Take her as she comes
An’she’ll keep you on your toes
Smile & say
That’s just the way
The way she goes

Go, go, go, the way she goes