Garden Variety Lyrics
Garden Variety by Garden Variety
Here and Now
today I found a nickel and I held it in my hand I wished it lots of luck as I gave it to the homeless man He said God bless you I said God bless us both He smiled and started laughing I guess I told a joke here and now ready and willing touch my heart it is open kiss my soul if you're willing I am ready to be living here and now today I had a notion I had to call up my old friend she said she had a poem for me and did I hear that she was thinking of leaving I said I will miss you and then I played her my new song We laughed and cried we never said goodbye and when I called again she was gone here and now. . . today I made a dollar and I'm feeling very rich I earned it with my labor yes I dug my ditch I'm free from all my worries and I cast away my doubts I am living in this moment and tomorrow's gonna work itself out here and now. . .
my strings beats upon the chest my chest beats upon the heart my heart beats upon the blood my blood doesn't flow to my brain I can tell because I'm getting cold I haven't lived and I'm feeling old and when I talked to her she said no. my brain beats upon the pillow my pillow beats upon the bed my bed beats upon the ocean as she drifts away from me as I float into the sea as she is fading in the light as day turns into night.
babylon drizzle it's a crying shame watching the skies and praying for rain could you be the answer to the world in need waiting for somebody to plant the seed Soul Hands the skyscrapers are perched and glowing teeth are chomping as the birds swoop down open your mouth and close your eyes hit me hit me hit me are they coming to get me Soul Hands I had to hold on to the castle for fear of losing my throne - in the corner of the smallest person is the knowledge that we are alone ha ha lazy james and the calvin crew shake your tambourine to the broadway tune jamie she is writing for the magic show I hope to God she gives it up and lets it go Soul Hands I had to hold on to the castle. . . Soul Hands
I'm afraid of summer because I can't take the heat it goes on forever collecting in the street if I could write a love song I'd sing it in the cold in the days of winter as pure as fallen snow don't take my winter don't leave me melting I'm afraid of summer don't take my winter I wish that I met you when I was seventeen I would know all the answers to your mysteries I could tell the stories about us in the past and how the days of winter didn't last don't take my winter. . . the wind blows quietly the trees bend in the night and the world goes crawling towards the early light I watched the morning change my point of view and in the last days of winter I thought of you don't take my winter. . .
in the morning light I looked for you I felt your presence near I ran into the mountains and I shouted in the air I heard your voice come whispering as tears ran down my face I hope that you've been listening for you are my saving grace there's nothing you can teach that I don't already know said the foolish boy who was speaking to the smiling girl she said you know so much you are the wisest of them all and then she turned and walked away and from grace I did fall by the afternoon I settled down and I waited for the night the moon moved very slowly as I turned out the porch light I dreamed I was lost in a crowd and then I saw your face you whispered I still love you and you are my saving grace
I crossed the desert in a fiery storm my mind was flooded and my shirt was torn I lost my shoes in the sand and the rain the force of nature is a double eyed star and the sign said as I fell over from the heat . . . no shirt, no shoes, no service I was born naked and free then all those restrictions were placed on me I could not protect myself from vanity if this is progress, why don't we regress and the sign said as I lost my head . . . no shirt, no shoes, no service I jumped out of the plane because I thought I could fly I ripped my cord it felt good to die oh what a thrill now I'm hungry and cold I better get dressed I got to look my best and the sign said as I dropped my pants . . . no shirt, no shoes, no service.
I took a trip downtown anytown U.S.A. lots of people looking like somewhere along the line they lost their way all their possessions piled high in a shopping cart I look the other way I don't want to feel the pain My heart's not made of stone if I don't see then I don't know I wonder if I'm better off with my eyes closed I turn on NPR never mind I think I heard that before some new crisis coming down or some new war it's an ugly mess it's a crazy scene but hey it don't affect me it can't hurt me it can't find me shut it off and don't remind me I don't care because I am unaware I wonder if I'm better off with my eyes closed I'm so happy here I'm snug and cozy in my nest soup's on the shades are drawn and I'm in bliss my music washes over me and I feel fine I shut the door to save my mind I shut the door on humankind I shut it out and I turned away I'm just afraid like everybody else I wonder if I'm better off with my eyes closed
you walked into my life and I gave you half a chance I gave you everything because I liked to watch you dance you did not treat me right no you did not treat me fair you were my only vice I guess we made a funny pair so tell me why do you have a hold on me tell me why can't you set me free all my friends told me that I'm just wasting my time but I could not explain how you captivate my body and my mind I tried to ignore you yes I tried to let you go I wrestled with my heart but I never could say no so tell me why do you have a hold on me tell me why can't you set me free
Beneath the Wheel
how am I supposed to feel how am I supposed to deal in the crushing time it keeps turning around how am I gonna be strong how can I last so long in the coming days is there no escape on top of it all acting big and feeling small turning around in the road and I see where I have gone staring up at the rain in the sky that's coming down caught under the force of the truth that has been found that has been holding me down how am I supposed to fly my wings are buried inside how am I supposed to hide out in the open this time beneath the wheel out in the open beneath the wheel
Canyon of Tears
can it be is it so is there something wrong with this sad old road in the canyon of tears you and I we're like weather vanes giving birth to the canyon rains in the canyon of tears is there something in the canyon air makes my world fill with despair is there something in the canyon wind makes my world start closing in in on me are there ghosts with broken hearts hanging around before their souls depart in the canyon canyon of tears
All songs written by Dug Moldawsky and Copyright 1992 by DugSong Music. All rights reserved. These lyrics were uploaded with the permission of the publisher and the artist.
This page was last updated on March 3, 2004 by Kristi Wachter.