SONG LYRICS
by DENNIS CLEASBY

Follows You Home

I hear all the laughing music crying in your eyes.
You falter at the faintest nuance of melodies that fly.
You've been on that raging river, the river from your eyes.
And it follows you home, when you're alone.

You measure every bit of progress.
Measure on a wave.
Living and the constant process
Has its better days.
You fall and you laugh about it,
There's nothing left to say.
And it follows you home when you're alone.

Some like to say sing it happy,
Some like to say sing it sad.
But some never try to sing out,
They shout over those who have
But it follows you home when you're alone
Finally idol bells ring
Finally idol bells sing

I've listened to that ragtime music
I've listened all my life
To those who sing the blues and mean it
To those that sing out lies.
Well truth isn't par to music
Be careful what you buy.
'Cause it follows you home when you're alone
Finally idol bells ring
Finally idol bells sing



The Lorelei

Chorus: My son, my son beware of the Rhine
Sweet Lorelei has vanished but still lives on in time.

Where the vineyards grow on the green hills.
Where the Rhine flows like wine
A legend is told of a false nymph, who still lives on in time.

Like chattering children the restless waves whisper around the rocks
Where Lorelei sings sweetly and combs her golden locks.
Chorus:

Clothed in a garment of white, with a wreath of seven stars
Sweet Lorelei sings at dusk and mourns her tragic life
There high in a cloud of light there at the keyhole door of sight
Legend calls the sailors, "Come closer to the rocks".
Chorus:

The pale moon cast a silver bridge over the deep green stream
Where sailors who pursued her near again were seen
The jealous waves would turn the boats, dash them against the rocks
Where Lorelei sings sweetly and combs her golden locks
Chorus:

The king's armed men were sent to avenge the lady of the cliff
But could not apprehend her for magic was her gift
Two snow-white steeds from the river's depth sprang forth like a waterfall
The current then drew near her, and silenced her sweet call
Chorus:

"Haste thee, oh haste thee my father dear,
Send forth thy steed from the water clear
I will ride with the wind and waves. I will ride with the wind and waves".
Chorus:


The Lighthouse Keeper

Situations, well they've come and gone.
We once chased love, now love's got us by the arm.
Makes me laugh don't ask me why.
Some folks always have some kind of unresolved situation,
Some kind of inner fight.

Times keeps rolling by,
Don't know what I'd do if I didn't try
To keep the key and the keyhole too.
An elephant with guns and bombs on the back of a mule.

Chorus: I'm keeping time with the lighthouse keeper.
I'm finding new notes with a key.
Well music is mine but I will not keep her.
How can you lock up what's free.
How can you lock up what's freedom.


The government spent all my money on defense.
We've got crumbling bridges and potholed roads.
Trickle down, didn't trickle down to me.
Ronald Bush spent a thousand points of light on the K.G.B.

Chorus:

I just saw the lies in their eyes.
For victimless crimes we pay fines and go free.
But the prison state where the cops are the bait,
are waiting to bust them drugs while the poor can't eat.

Chorus:

The government spent all my money on the Reds.
Built all them bombs forgot about the farms and bread.
Now the people pay while the crooks go free.
Don't give me your party line cause your politics are history.


Modern Hero

Found a girl thought I'd investigate hidden treasure under the sea.
Modern hero, oh no don't believe in it.
Your sword is rusted; you've won your last deed.
She's brand new, so lackadaisical, not confused to day or night.
Like a fugue, life's astronomical, subdivided, so well behaved.
Pulsar wheels spin in the empty black,
Feathered heels, the earth's on his way

The cold dried out August left the June drought high and dry
The greenwood forest's fields face outreaches us,
Those who plead for wisdom or fame.
Fames a game, don't get involved with it
Pentangle frames, the sky's on a wing.
Modern hero, oh don't believe in it.
The five-sided star is blinded by sight.

The gold dried out August left the June drought high and dry.
The slow misty morning let the sun's rays lift the day so high.

Found a girl thought I'd investigate,
Walk the tight rope, glide on a wing.
If you're lost I'm not your substitute,
Life's too short, so stop life and dream.

The gold dried out August left the June drought high and dry.
The slow misty morning let the sun's rays lift the day so high.
I want to hear the wind in the south.
I want to hear the wind in the south.