Truth Trust & Other Ghosts

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Truth Trust & Other Ghosts 2010

  • 1 Blue Sun 3:27 Lyrics

    Blue Sun - Lyrics

    (©2010 – J. Halfpenny – Strong Domino Music – BMI)

    I've been staying up late,
    Cleaning out my pockets.
    Far from the salt mines with a tight jawbone.
    Getting in my last licks.
    Rock-ribbed and ready.
    Outside it's raining pitchforks,
    And I got my best suit on.

    Blue sun don't shine anymore.
    Not on this door.

    I been greasing each wheel.
    Taking out my garbage.
    I hung up on my hang-ups years ago.
    Come lightning, come snow.
    Come hell or high water.
    I won't knuckle under, I won't fade to black.

    Blue sun don't shine anymore.
    Not on this door.

  • 2 Aims & Wishes 3:34 Lyrics

    Aims & Wishes - Lyrics

    (©2010 – J. Halfpenny – Strong Domino Music – BMI)

    Paper pushed aside the pencil put away.
    Fourteen hours at this task, time to walk away.
    Can’t force words to flow,
    Can’t write what you can’t say.
    It’s just that way.

    Television, telephone, tell every little thing.
    Sleep don’t fall to spite it all,
    Can’t wake without a ring.
    I chose to play this song,
    Can’t smile but I can sing.
    It’s a funny thing.

    Aims and wishes like dirty dishes,
    Piled up, piled up,
    Sons of bitches.
    Tell me something,
    Sell me something I can use.
    Something I can use.

    Strokes of genius in poetry and gloom,
    I’ve stored them all in paper balls
    In the corner of the room.
    I ain’t askin’ much but give it to me soon.
    Give it to me soon.

    Aims and wishes like dirty dishes,
    Piled up, piled up,
    Sons of bitches.
    Tell me something,
    Sell me something I can use.
    Gimme something I can use.

  • 3 Best Wishes 2:58 Lyrics

    Best Wishes - Lyrics

    (©2010 – J. Halfpenny – Strong Domino Music – BMI)

    “Take a dip in the water.
    It’s only cold for a second.”
    She said, as we splashed in over our heads.
    There was turbulence and trouble.
    And I thought I might drown.

    “Take your best wish,
    And lock it away in your heart”,
    She said, as our two bodies fell back apart.
    “Because nothing else matters,
    But wishes and dreams.”

    She saved me with a single kiss,
    Then I felt the fangs of the philanthropist.
    She changed me from my brain to my toes.
    She smiles like she knows,
    And just ‘fore she goes,
    She says, “Best wishes, best wishes,
    Best wishes, best wishes.”

    “You can swim in self pity,
    And swallow it wave upon wave”,
    She said as she,
    Dug the last scoop for my grave.
    Her mind set in concrete.
    A conscience of stone.
    Of stone.

    She saved me with a single kiss,
    Then I felt the fangs of my philanthropist.
    She changed me from my brain to my toes.
    She smiles like she knows,
    And just ‘fore she goes,
    She says, “Best wishes, best wishes,
    Best wishes, best wishes.”

  • 4 Blind Pigs 3:10 Lyrics

    Blind Pigs - Lyrics

    (©2010 – J. Halfpenny – Strong Domino Music – BMI)

    She’s a liar. She’s a saint.
    She’s a stone cold sculpture,
    Of everything you ain’t.
    She’s a mother. She’s a wife.
    She’s a shadow in an alley,
    With a switchblade knife.
    She’s a train without rails.
    She’s a courtroom lie.
    And some day you’ll go back to her.
    When blind pigs fly.

    Her face is pretty when it smiles.
    But she can change her disposition,
    She’s a feral child.
    She keeps busy. She’s a shark.
    She’s an ugly stranger in an amusement park.
    She’s blitzkrieg tank on an ego high.
    Some day you’ll go back to her.
    When blind pigs fly.

    Things look gloomy and times are tight,
    But I’m still waiting for the sign.
    That hell’s frozen over and fish ride bikes,
    And pigs have grown wings to fly.

    She’s a train without rails.
    She’s a courtroom lie.
    Some day you’ll go back to her,
    When blind pigs fly.
    Yeah, some day you’ll go back to her.
    When blind pigs fly.

  • 5 Dandelion 3:09 Lyrics

    Dandelion - Lyrics

    (©2010 – J. Halfpenny – Strong Domino Music – BMI)

    Miss Aligned ain't the kind to live alone,
    But she built a wide moat,
    Around her fortress of stone.
    A well-worn path leads down to the docks,
    Where desperate ships,
    Collide with desperate rocks.

    In this hall of hers built on ancient bones,
    Her bare feet plod the coldest stones,
    Where our voices, faint but, oh, so clear,
    Breathe words meant for no other ear.

    "Go 'way. Come back. Go 'way. Come back."

    Existing with what matters most.
    With truth and trust and other ghosts.
    Inside she's safe, she's warm, she's sane.
    Outside a dandelion in a hurricane.

    "Go 'way. Come back. Go 'way. Come back."

    Old ghosts, old worlds and unturned stones.
    Re-stitch the seam that comes un-sewn.
    Align the bones.

    "Go 'way. Come back. Go 'way. Come back."

    Miss Aligned ain't the kind to live alone,
    She got old ghost, old worlds,
    And unturned stones.

  • 6 Echoes 3:52 Lyrics

    Echoes - Lyrics

    (©2010 – J. Halfpenny – Strong Domino Music – BMI)

    She wore bicycle shorts but didn't own a bike.
    Some folks would say that that ain't right,
    But you should-a seen her.
    More curves than Nolan Ryan.

    She had a funky little apartment,
    On Barton Springs,
    Close to the bike path and everything.
    Man, I tell ya, for two years we were flyin'.

    It still perplexes me, how much I cared for her.
    Jeeze, Louise, my memory's in stir.
    Just ask me and I'll tell you 'bout,
    The canyon in my brain,
    Where echoes of her laughter still remain.
    La, la, la, la, la.

    She had a planter's wart,
    And wore Doc Martens.
    I don't know how she got it,
    She never had a garden.
    Kept her hair cut short,
    Just like Abe Lincoln.

    She had a four-wheel drive,
    That never left the road.
    Told she got it incase the world exploded.
    Man, she was always thinkin'.

    It still perplexes me, how much I cared for her.
    Jeeze, Louise, my memory's in stir.
    Just ask me and I'll tell you 'bout,
    The canyon in my brain,
    Where echoes of her laughter still remain.
    La, la, la, la, la.

    Well, she left to go to Mexico,
    Or somewhere just as far.
    She couldn't speak a word of Spanish,
    But she liked to hear guitars.
    And accordions and violins,
    Are playing for her there.
    While echoes are all that I can hear.

    It still perplexes me, how much I cared for her.
    Jeeze, Louise, my memory's in stir.
    Just ask me and I'll tell you 'bout,
    The canyon in my brain,
    Where echoes of her laughter still remain.
    La, la, la, la, la.

  • 7 Only Temporary 3:34 Lyrics

    Only Temporary - Lyrics

    (©2010 – J. Halfpenny – Strong Domino Music – BMI)

    Please excuse the mess,
    I haven’t had the chance to clean up lately.
    Things seem kind of out of control.
    And thoughts that I have had,
    About making life a little easier,
    Just need time to take hold.

    Please don’t mind this face.
    It’s only temporary.
    I’ve seen it come and go,
    Maybe a hundred times.
    It’s only temporary.

    Push aside the crap, take a seat,
    And let’s reminisce,
    I haven’t seen you for a while.
    How’s the wife and kids?
    No. Actually I’m feeling better.
    Today I might get out for a drive.

    Please don’t mind this face.
    It’s only temporary.
    I’ve seen it come and go,
    Many, countless times.
    It’s only temporary

    Read my fortune if you like.
    It’s like a roller coaster ride.

    Please don’t mind this face.
    It’s only temporary.
    I’ve seen it come and go about a million times.
    It’s only temporary.

  • 8 Out Of The Blue 3:27 Lyrics

    Out Of The Blue - Lyrics

    (©2010 – J. Halfpenny – Strong Domino Music – BMI)

    We hit the rocks and three weeks later,
    Out of the blue, the blues walked in,
    With cheap gin and old love letters.
    It’s late but I’m up ‘cause I’m down again.

    It’s cold outside.
    I need someone to hold back the night,
    Till I’m out of the blue.

    Loneliness cries like a train whistle.
    Out of the blue, off the right track.
    It’s not you that’s got me shakin’,
    It’s this cold feelin’ I might want you back.

    It’s cold outside.
    I need someone to hold back the night,
    Till I’m out of the blue.

    Come tomorrow I’ll be alright.
    I’ll raise the shades and let the sun in,
    And burn those “white lies’ you sent me.
    You never know what’s comin’.
    Out of the blue.

    Love hit the rocks and three weeks later,
    Out of the blue, the blues walked in,
    With cheap gin and old love letters.
    It’s late but I’m up ‘cause I’m down again.

    It’s cold outside.
    I need someone to hold back the night,
    Till I’m out of the blue.

  • 9 She's Afraid To Drive At Night 3:58 Lyrics

    She's Afraid To Drive At Night - Lyrics

    (©2010 – J. Halfpenny/Chris Thompson – Strong Domino Music – BMI)

    White lines, top down.
    Keepin' it light, she's gettin' down,
    Road noise, the Beach Boys,
    And that big ol' sun,
    Is fallin' fast , step on the gas,
    That quarter tank had better last.
    It's been a long drive, but sakes alive,
    If she don't arrive soon she'll come undone.

    She's afraid to drive at night,
    Likes to see where she's goin'.
    She's afraid to drive at night,
    Look back where she's been.
    She's afraid.

    High beams, low gears,
    That stuff don't help when you're alone out here.
    'Cause a night drive is like a sky dive,
    Kissin' the ground when you get home alive.

    She's afraid to drive at night,
    Likes to see where she's goin'.
    She's afraid to drive at night,
    Look back where she's been.
    She's afraid.

    White lines, top down.
    Keepin' it light, she's gettin' down,
    Road noise, the Beach Boys,
    And that big ol' sun,
    Is fallin' fast , step on the gas,
    That quarter tank had better last.
    It's been a long drive, but sakes alive,
    If she don't arrive soon she'll come undone.

    She's afraid to drive at night,
    Likes to see where she's goin'.
    She's afraid to drive at night,
    Look back where she's been.
    She's afraid.

  • 10 Super Sam 4:01 Lyrics

    Super Sam - Lyrics

    (©2010 – J. Halfpenny – Strong Domino Music – BMI)

    I can’t jump tall buildings,
    I can’t stop a locomotive train.
    Can’t stop no trains.
    Cut me and I bleed,
    Hurt me and I’ll cry out in pain. I ain’t no hero.

    But, oh, how she looks up to me.
    I feel super powers running right through me,
    When she touches my hand,
    I am Super Sam. I am.

    I can’t catch no bullets.
    I don’t really like to fly.
    I ain’t that guy.
    Kryptonite don’t bother me,
    I don’t have no identity to hide.
    No strongman inside.

    But, oh, how she looks up to me.
    I feel super powers running right through me,
    When she touches my hand,
    I am Super Sam. I am.

    You won’t catch me tempting fate,
    High up on the Empire State,
    No, no, no. No, no, no.
    And I don’t need no X-ray eyes,
    To see the love she has inside for me.
    No, no, no.

    I can’t jump tall buildings,
    I can’t stop a locomotive train.
    Can’t stop no trains.
    Kryptonite don’t bother me,
    I don’t have no identity to hide. No strongman inside.

    But, oh, how she looks up to me.
    I feel super powers running right through me,
    When she touches my hand,
    I am Super Sam. I am.
    Super Sam. I am.

  • 11 Ghosts In The Sidewalk 4:12 Lyrics

    Ghosts In The Sidewalk - Lyrics

    (©2010 – J. Halfpenny – Strong Domino Music – BMI)

    Hollywood burns and the galaxy screams,
    Who will now show us,
    Our nightmares and dreams?
    Pick up the scepter and carry the torch,
    To all of them zombified spirits,
    Who ache to be more.

    Dietrich lights up a cigarette,
    And curses her good looks even in death.
    Hudson, unsettled in his own skin,
    Wonders how different life would have been.
    His life would have been.

    Under my boot heels,
    Are ghosts in the sidewalk.

    The lost soul of Chaplin,
    Has purchased a home.
    Stardust in cement, etched by the hand, impressions in stone.
    In celluloid visions they first came to me.
    A young boy’s escape into film fantasy.
    I sense that charisma reaching up for me,
    From beneath the stained concrete of Grumman’s Chinese.

    Under my boot heels,
    Are ghosts in the sidewalk.