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WINDOWS AND WALLS 1984

windows and walls


The Language Of Love

She says no when she means yes
And what she wants you know that I can't guess
When we want more you know we ask for less
Such is the language of love

I say leave when I mean stay
But she don't see and so she moves away
What we really want you know we rarely say
Such is the language of love

It's tooth for tooth and eye for eye
We hide our hearts and then we won't say why
It's truth for truth and lie for lie
Such is the language of love

One cries foul and will not speak
The other claims a little victory
And all the time you know we fail to see
This is the language of love

(Chorus)
When a love begins to wander no one ever knows
But we feel it deep inside us
Long before it shows
Long before it shows

We hem and haw, we balk and bluff
Our words don't ever seem to say enough
But a simple smile and tender touch
Speaks the true language of love

(Chorus)
She says no when she means yes
And what she wants you know that I can't guess
When we want more you know we ask for less
Such is the language of love
Such is the language of love

Windows And Walls

Up every morning long before day
Cooking her breakfast alone
She quietly dresses and pulls up the shade
And sits in the chair by the phone
But nobody ever comes by anymore
Nobody ever calls
Most days she sits and just stares
At the windows and walls
Windows and walls

Children all married, husband's passed on
Nothing but time on her hands
Most of her mornings are spent in her dreams
Or making her sad little plans
Maybe she'll go to the corner today
And pick up the new McCall's
If just to escape for an hour from her windows and walls
Windows and walls, windows and walls

The clock on the mantel chiming the hours
Must be the loneliest sound
She washes her dishes and waters her flowers
And afterwards has to sit down
Sometimes she still can remember a child
Playing with china dolls
Now all that she's left
Are these memories and windows and walls
Windows and walls
Windows and walls
Windows and walls (day after day)....

The Loving Cup

So many try to capture love and so many never do
So many hearts are lost with never a clue
So many nights are passed in sorrow
So many days go by
So many lovers lose and never know why

(Chorus)
Still the lovers in the backseats claw
And still the wives wait up
Everybody's trying desperately to fill their loving cup

All through the night we thrust and parry
Letting our best sides show
Then in the morning light we lie and let go
Everyone searching for somebody
Someone to kiss and tell
More often than not our heavens turn into hell

(Chorus)

So many try to capture love and so many never do
So many hearts are lost with never a clue
Everyone searching for somebody
Someone to kiss and tell
More often than not our heavens turn into hell

(Repeat Chorus twice)

Tucson, Arizona (Gazette)

Tucson, Arizona rising in the heat like a mirage
Tony keeps his Chevy like a virgin locked in his garage
He brings it out at midnight and cruises down the empty boulevards
And he prowls the darkened alleys that snake between the city's thirsty yards
The lonely desert skies reflect the anger in his eyes and it is dawn

His father died of drinking and left five children sinking with his mom
His older brother Bobby never made it back from Viet Nam
With high school well behind him he lives at home and works this shitty job
And he thinks his '60 Chevy is the only true amigo that he's got
His heart is filled with sadness and his soul is like some ugly vacant lot

Mary Estelle Hanna came out from Louisiana for the sun
A deal gone bad in Dallas left her burned and broke and on the run
To make the rent and groceries she takes this job at $3.15 an hour
Serving shots of whiskey and tequila in some smoky red-neck bar
And she dreams some day she'll make her way to L.A. and become a movie star

Tony saw her working, he swallowed hard and asked her for a date
Mary laughed and answered "I would but every night I'm working late"
He said he had some cocaine that she could have if she'd just ride along
She said "What the hell, I may as well, I haven't had no fun in so damn long"
He picked her up at closing time they pulled out on the road and they were gone

Tony's mom got frantic when she found her son had not come home
Mary's roommate panicked and called the sheriff from a public phone
They asked her lots of questions
She tried her best to tell them what she saw
And late that night they found poor Mary lying in some narrow, dusty draw
The coroner reported that she hadn't been deceased for very long

Two weeks on they found it buried to the windshield in the sand
There inside lay Tony with a small revolver in his hand
The papers simply stated it must have been the drugs that drove him mad
The neighbors speculated what could make a good boy go so bad
Well, it might have been the desert heat
It might have been the home he never had

Let Her Go

Bad situation right from the start
She played me for a fool and she broke my heart
An infatuation, a hard loss to take
But we all must make our own mistakes
Let her go
I knew I had to let her go (oh,oh)

You know it wasn't easy
It was painfully slow
But I swear I finally let her go
All of those feelings were so long ago
I haven't felt a thing since I let her go

But you don't believe it
You still have your doubts
And while you do the tension mounts
Let her go
You know you got to let her go (oh,oh)

You know it's never easy
It's painfully slow
But you know you got to let her go

I will not deny it, I tried to hold on
But human hearts can only stay broke so long
I told you the truth, how much more can I do
And now my love it's up to you
Let her go
You know you got to let her go (oh,oh)

You know it's never easy
It's painfully slow
But you're gonna have to let her go
Let her go
You know you got to let her go (oh,oh)

You know it's never easy
It's got to be slow
But you know you got to got to, got to, got to, got to
Let her go, let her go

Sweet Magnolia (And The Traveling Salesman)

Two hearts throwing off sparks
Young and in love with our freedom
Moonlight, the soft southern nights
We were both ripe to fall

Well I was out on my own
Playing for all who would listen
And you were as free as a bird
Flying from nest to nest

But somewhere our eyes met
And our hands reached out
And we felt a kindred spirit
And as our faces touched
I could feel the fire
And needed so to just be near it

Oh lord, those moments we soared
Borne on the wings of our passion
It seemed then like they'd never end
But times like that always must

Cause then one day I flew far away from you
I never knew how I'd regret it
My sweet Magnolia belle you know I've loved you well
Even if I never said it

Magnolia, now I see that freedom isn't free
And love's the only true redeemer
And when this journey's through
I'll be coming back for you
If you'll have this foolish dreamer

I spend a night now and then passing through town on my travels
But someday I'm gonna come back to stay
Magnolia, I'm coming home

Believe In Me

If I could ever say it right and reach your hostage heart
Despite the doubts you harbor then you might come to believe in me

The life I lead is not the kind that gives a woman peace of mind
I only hope someday you'll find that you can believe in me

Those other loves that came before mean nothing to me anymore
But you can never be quite sure and will not believe in me

(Chorus)
Too many hearts have been broken failing to trust what they feel
But trust isn't something that's spoken
And love's never wrong when it's real

If I could only do one thing
Then I would try to write and sing a song
That ends your questioning and makes you believe in me

(Chorus)
And makes you believe in me
Oh, you can believe in me

Gone Too Far

World spinning out of control
The odds diminish every die we roll
But we are still in the game
If we should lose there's only us to blame

Or have we gone too far
Am I just wishing on a dying star
Oh tell me, have we gone too far

Look 'round you - what do you see
Six billion people where there's room for three
And so many mouths go unfed
Oh Father give us all our daily bread
Or have we gone too far
Are we just wishing on a dying star
Oh tell me, have we gone too far

Each year we find newer ways
To turn this planet into empty space
So close now to zero ground
We've got to find a way to turn it 'round

Or have we gone too far
Are we just living on a dying star
Oh tell me, have we gone too far
Or have we gone too far
Are we just wishing on a dying star
Oh tell me, have we gone too far