1. THESE TEETH ARE SHARP

 

Don’t do as I do, do as I say do

You think you’ve found the answers

So you’ll do what you want to

Laugh it off but - the clowns aren’t real

 

A Romeo’s knife bled crimes of passion

More bad romances than you’ve had at all

Just crawl it off but - the damage is done

 

The teeth in this mouth are covered in gold

Bite where they want -have a mind of their own

Snatched away just in time to be too late. . .

 

These Teeth are Sharp

 

Maybe there’s only one way out

One way out of this life of pain

One more flash –and the pain is gone

 

Words by Les

Music by Raging Fire

 

 

2. A NARROW SKY

 

Do you know the feeling

when the air closes in

as quiet as the grave?

 

Well it's a narrow sky

here in Tennessee babe

It takes much tolerance

 

Rumors, they grow

like the headache

you fell out of

bed with this morning

 

Faces known and unknown

save their changes for you

in momentary sins

 

They’ve got indecent webs

of words to pierce your ears

and numb your direction

 

Rumors, they grow

like the headache

you fell out of

bed with this morning

 

Faces known and unknown

save their changes for you

in momentary sins

 

Well it's a narrow sky

here in Tennessee babe

It takes much tolerance

 

Rumors, they grow

like the headache

you fell out of

bed with this morning

 

Rumors, they grow

like the headache

you fell out of

bed with this morning

 

Rumors, they grow

like the headache

you fell out of

bed with this morning

 

Words by Melora

Music by Raging Fire

 

 

3. WALKING THE DOG

Words and Music by Rufus Thomas

 

Mary’s stacked
Dressed in black
Silver buttons up and down her back
Gartered hose and tippy toes
She broke her needle but she can’t sew

 

Walking the dog
I'm just a walking your dog
Man if you don't know how to do it
I'll show you how to walk the dog

 

Asked her mother for fifteen cents
To see the elephant jump the fence
It jumped so high –it touched the sky.
Didn't get back till the fourth of July

 

Walking the dog
I'm just a walking your dog
Man if you don't know how to do it
I'll show you how to walk the dog

 

Mary, Mary, quite contrary
How does your garden grow-woah
With scenes of hell trimmed in puka shells
On those pretty maids all in a row

 

Walking the dog
Yeah I’m a walking your dog

Man if you don't know how to do it
I'll show you how to walk the dog

And if you still just can’t see to it
I'll show you how to walk the dog

 

Man, if you don’t know how to do it

I’ll show you how to WALK THE DOG. . .

 

 

4. AFTER LOVING ONE MAN

     IN EAST TEXAS

 

She sat back in her easy chair

Pin curls were pulling at her hair

No more diets for Louise

Oh she has found a life that’s just fine

 

And no more backseats for Louise,

Oh She is just a simple girl . . .

 

Rocking with the wind caressing her

No more eyes undressing her

Lying on her bed at night

The loneliness gives her a fright

 

Oh pretty, oh pretty Louise

Oh pretty, oh pretty Louise

 

With the tears and all of the years

at her window

she cut her wrist with emotion

She tore her heart out

and drown in the ocean

 

Then God lost her in the sand

but it was only one man . . .

 

Rocking with the wind caressing her

No more eyes undressing her

Lying on her bed at night

The loneliness gives her a fright

 

Oh pretty, oh pretty Louise

Oh pretty, oh pretty Louise

 

Words by Melora

Music by Raging Fire

 

 

5. FREE TO BE

 

Such a beautiful day

I’m so unafraid

blue skies above

I’m full of love

 

But sometimes so heavy

is the strife of life

everybody has to share and bare

 

But I’m free

I’m free to be

in control of my own destiny

you see

that’s the way it has to be

for you and me

hand in hand

a path to share

 

on such a beautiful day

 

Such mysterious ways

in this life of bright days

yesterday’s gone away

present moment’s okay

 

Cause tomorrow’s not here

it’s just a thought in your head

Gotta be here now, somehow

 

But I’m free

I’m free to be

in control of my own destiny

you see

that’s the way it has to be

for you and me

hand in hand

a path to share

 

on such a beautiful day

 

命運掌握在手中 Mìngyùn zhǎngwò zài shǒuzhōng

你看 Nǐ kàn

生活試煉不斷 Shēnghuó shìliàn bú duàn

 

這美好一天 Zhè měihǎo yì tiān

我無所畏懼 Wǒ wú suǒ wèijù

天畫上湛藍 Tiān huàshàng zhànlán

愛寫下充滿 ài xiěxià chōngmǎn

 

But I’m free

I’m free to be

in control of my own destiny

you see

that’s the way it has to be

for you and me hand in

hand a path to share

 

在這美好一天 Zài zhè měihǎo yì tiān 

(In this beautiful day...)

 

Words by Michael, Melora, and Mark

Chinese Lyrics by Nina Chang

Music by Raging Fire

 

 

 

6. ANGEL BLUE

 

You’re late again

The fan purrs into other meanings

She walks the steps all too familiar

So the time has come, we must decide

I could give and, it will be as it was

I could take the time to reconsider

Take the time to answer

 

Her face turns

The curtains blow open again

I count the flowers on her dress

So this is it now, we’ve come this far

I wish she would leave, to think about this

I wish she understood the problem

Understand reluctance

 

Her answer never changes

Just waivers in between

To be this angel

A blue whisper discreet

 

Late again

The fan purrs into other meanings

She walks the steps all too familiar

So the time has come, we must decide

I could give and, it will be as it was

I could take the time to reconsider

Take the time to answer

 

Her answer never changes

Just waivers in between

To be this angel

a blue whisper discreet

 

Women without men

sound like birds

Women who have men

are the same

 

Listen

They sing

 

Her answer never changes

Just waivers in between

To be this angel

a blue whisper discreet

 

Words by Melora

Music by Raging Fire

 

7. HOPEFUL WHILE IN BED

 

Somewhere back in time

people met in places

where you could see their eyes

and love slept by the fire

 

Curse this house

Curse this home

Dream about

living alone

Just

curse your house

and curse your home

Dream about

living alone

 

it was as real as

the dirt beneath my feet

washed away with rain

and kiss you to death

 

Curse this house

Curse this home

Dream about

living alone

Just

curse your house

you curse your home

and dream about

living alone

 

Caught in our hometown

children read about

war in your time life books

and god slept on the porch

 

Words by Melora

Music by Raging Fire

 

8. RAINDANCES

 

He mentioned her with breath that spins

A weather vane in a hurricane

He is in the same place spinning powerless here

and bored to tears

 

How lean is the neck that stretches towards the sky

for the kiss of death’s last rainfall?

 

 

He is clinging like ivy to a tree all green

–wet behind the ears

He has a dream he files above his ignorance

–a thunderclap dance

 

How lean is the neck that stretches towards the sky

for the kiss of death’s last rainfall?

 

Just a slip from the hip

Can you give it up?

And wasn’t it love?

that was on the tip of her tongue?

 

And tell me

 

How long have you been whipped?

How long now –just you watch him slip

 

He’s a weather vane in a hurricane

He’s in the space place spinning powerless here

and bored to tears!

 

Words by Melora

Music by Raging Fire

 

 

9. DREAMS

 

Dreams From Under the Love Seat

Dreams -from under the love seat

Dreams -with that William Burroughs beat

Dreams –trying on the ruby shoes

And strollin’ through the technicolor hue

 

And rowing your boat through the beautiful south

Old Charter slumber down under the couch

Man it was smooth –like rusty old screen door

Rowing your boat through the brave new south

Old man river all down at the mouth

Countin’ flowers on the wall and diamonds on the floor

 

Dreams -from under the love seat

Dreams –what strange people you will meet

Dreams –give Old Scratch a gentle shove

On a tour bus tour around the Book of Love

 

Dreams, Dreams, Dreams

Oh, Dreams, Dreams, Dreams

Dreams you might forget in week

Who can we ask and who might know

If dreams stay in your head then where do they go?

 

A trillion miles of space from out of your tree

Moonshine burn by a star lit sea

Pouring it up from a dirty clay flower pot

A trillion miles of space right outta your tree

The Stranger offers up an Existential iced tea

So sweeten it up sugar it’s the dream you got

 

Oh Dreams from under the love seat

Dreams, dreams, dreams -visionary trick or treat!

Dreams let us thank the one above

For a different look at life and. . .

 

Dreams from under the love seat

Dreams with that Williams Burroughs beat

Dreams trying on the ruby shoes

While free fallin’ through the eternal blue. . .

 

Words by Mark

Music by Raging Fire

 

 

All songs copyright Pristine Music, BMI

except 'Walking the Dog' copyright Almo Music, ASCAP. Used by permission.