Concrete Blonde Close To Home

Tennessee, Baton Rouge

Dallas, Texas

Coming through

New Orleans, I could stay

But tomorrow I’m on my way

I’m close to home (close to home)

I’m close to home (close to home)

I’m getting closer and closer to home

I’m close to home (close to home)

I’m close to home (close to home)

I’m getting closer and closer to home

I been here

I been there

I been nowhere

Everywhere

Mexico, I could stay

Arizona to L.A.

I’m close to home (close to home)

I’m close to home (close to home)

I’m getting closer and closer to home

I’m close to home (close to home)

I’m close to home (close to home)

I’m getting closer and closer to home

I’m close to home (close to home)

I’m close to home (close to home)

I’m getting closer and closer to home

I’m close to home (close to home)

I’m close to home (close to home)

I’m getting closer and closer to home

I’m close to home (close to home)

I’m close to home (close to home)

I’m getting closer and closer to home

I’m close to home (close to home)

I’m close to home (close to home)

I’m getting closer and closer to home

Concrete Blonde …Long Time Ago

When you turned out the light

And walked out the door

I said to myself

“What did I come here for”

Did you have a good time

Drinking whiskey and rhyme

And did you want to be Bonnie and Clyde

What goes on in your mind

What goes on in your head

Who did you think I would be

Well, you got me instead

You think there’s some connection

That I’m your female reflection, but no

I can be loyal

And I can be true

But that’s for somebody else

And it will never be you

You think we’re predetermined

But babe, you’re learning way too slow

But it seems such a long time ago

Go, Fishman

Oh, he can see things

You’ll never know how to see

He’s three times the man

You’ll never know how to be

I’ll do anything he wants

And I’ll go anywhere he wants me to go

And if that isn’t love

Then I guess I’ll just never know

Seems such a long time ago.

Concrete Blonde Les Coeurs Jumeaux

Oh Madame Moon, you

Have such a view, do

You see him, do you?

Les coeurs jumeaux

Oh Monsieur Sun, I

I’m on a dark side

I miss him all night

I hope he’s all right

Monsieur Soliel

Madame la Lune

Les couer jumeaux

Pauvre deux!

Monsieur Soliel

Madame la Lune

Please bring him back

Into my view

Oh Madame Moon, you

Can say adieu

Les couers jumeaux

Ah, so true

Monsieur Soliel

S’il vous plait

Les couers jumeaux

So far away

Madame la Lune

Femme de la nuit

Please bring him back

Into my view

Monsieur Soleil

Someday . . . .

Concrete Blonde Your Haunted Head

Blackest eyes I’ve ever seen like moonstones shine,

And all the while behind the dancing eyes the boy was crying,

He creeps like ivy on the stairs, you know I liked him then,

When we would sit and drink for hours and watch the sidewalk spin.

[Chorus]

Well baby, I don’t wanna hear your secrets,

I don’t share your pain,

I don’t wanna know about the wrinkles in your bed,

I don’t wanna hear about the ghost inside your haunted head,

Inside your haunted head.

Now, I don’t need your tragedy and I don’t need your shame,

You can’t keep your promises, but you keep naming names.

He laid his troubles out to me like a deck of playing cards,

Well don’t you know that I can tell the Kings and Jokers well apart?

[Chorus]

Now, I don’t wanna hear your secrets, I don’t share your blame,

I don’t wanna hear about the wrinkles in your bed,

I don’t wanna hear about the ghost inside your haunted head,

Inside your haunted head!

Haunted,

Head.

Concrete Blonde Darkening Of The Light

Like a ghost (like a ghost)

Is the curtain (is the curtain)

In the white light of the morning.

Dancing (dancing)

In the morning (in the morning)

Are you there? Are you there?

And a shadow (and a shadow)

Like a sadness (like a sadness)

Falling all across the garden

Dancing (dancing)

In the garden (in the garden)

Are you there? Are you there?

Shine on friend. Goodnight

Why, then, the darkening of the light?

And the leaves (and the leaves)

At my feet (at my feet)

Whisper sounds so familiar

Whisper (whisper)

So familiar (so familiar)

Are you there? Are you there?

Where the clouds (where the clouds)

Pull apart (pull apart)

Where the moon changes faces

In the quiet (in the quiet)

Secret places (secret places)

Are you there? Are you there?

Shine on friend. Goodnight

Why, then, the darkening of the light?

Shine on friend. Goodnight

Why, then, the darkening of the light?

The darkening of the light

The darkening of the light

The darkening of the light

Concrete Blonde Carry Me Away

Today I went and bought myself a bottle

Like we used to do

Reminded me of you

Today I saw a train roll by the river

Blowing off the steam

Reminded me of me

That’s when I threw the bottle in the river

That’s when I started running for the train

There’s nothing that you need I can’t deliver

Carry me away

Carry me away

Make it seven-oh-nine California time

Whoever said it was a small world was either a liar

Or a fool

‘Cause it’s not true

And any promise we make is as easy to break

As the plastic people on your wedding cake

So says you

But you know, I do

I hear you thinking

From far away

If you keep on lying and crying and trying and drinking

I’m gonna carry me away

Carry me away

If you think about me

From far away

I hope you find it with me or without me

Carry me away

Carry me away

Carry me away

Carry me away

Carry me away

Carry me away.

Concrete Blonde Dance Along The Edge

Sometimes we laugh like children

Go running hand in hand.

I never felt like this before,

I never will again

Sometimes we cry like babies

I hold you to my heart.

I just can’t stand to see you sad,

It tears me all apart

And we’re so afraid and it’s such a shame,

There is no reason we should doubt it.

And the things we want to say we’ve never said!

And we look away and it’s all okay and

Never really talk about it

It’s a shame the way we dance along the edge

Dance along the edge.

Dance along the edge.

We always seem so careful,

We’re always so unsure.

Our past mistakes they make us shaky, eyes on the door.

When do we stop searching

For what we’re searching for?

Then when it comes we question love and try for more!

And we’re happy here, but we live in fear

We’ve seen a lot of temples crumble.

Some of flesh and blood from love under glass.

Will we come undone? Will we turn and run?

And will we know it when we find it?

It’s a game the way we dance along the edge.

Dance along the edge.

Dance along the edge.

[Solo]

And we’ll walk the line and we’ll do our time

For just as long as we’ve been given,

And pretend that we don’t hear the things they’ve said.

Can we promise love, Is it all too much,

And do our old souls still believe it?

It’s insane the way we dance along the edge.

Dance along the edge.

Dance along the edge.

[Outro]

Dance along the edge…

Concrete Blonde Caminando

Caminando por la calle

Yo te vi

Caminando por la calle

Yo te vi

Y un dia yo me enamore de ti

Y un dia yo me enamore de ti

Caminando por la calle

Yo te vi

Caminando por la calle

Yo te vi

Y un dia yo me enamore de ti

Y un dia yo me enamore de ti

Lo lai lo lai lo lo

Caminando por la calle

Yo te vi

Caminando por la calle

Yo te vi

Y un dia yo me enamore de ti

Y un dia yo me enamore de ti

Caminando por la calle

Yo te vi

Caminando por la calle

Yo te vi

Y un dia yo me enamore de ti

Y un dia yo me enamore de ti

Concrete Blonde Joey

Joey…

Baby…

Don’t get crazy

Detours, fences…

I get defensive….

I know you’ve heard it all before

So I don’t say it anymore

I just stand by and let you

Fight your secret war

And though I used to wonder why

I used to cry till I was dry

Still sometimes I get a strange pain inside

Oh Joey if you’re hurting so am I

Joey…

Honey…

I’ve got the money

All is forgiven. Listen….listen…

But if I seem to be confused

I didn’t mean to be with you.

And when you said I scared you

Well, I guess you scared me too

But we got lucky once before

And I don’t want to close the door

And if you’re somewhere out there

Passed out on the floor…

Oh…

Joey, I’m not angry anymore

And if I seem to be confused

I didn’t mean to be with you.

And when you said I scared you

Well I guess you scared me too…

But if it’s love you’re looking for

Then I can give a little more

And if you’re somewhere drunk and

Passed out on the floor…

Oh…

Joey, I’m not angry anymore

Angry anymore, angry anymore

Concrete Blonde Viva La Vida

I used to rule the world

Seas would rise when I gave the word

Now in the morning I sleep alone

Sweep the streets I used to own

I used to roll the dice

Feel the fear in my enemies eyes

Listen as the crowd would sing:

“Now the old king is dead! Long live the king!”

One minute I held the key

Next the walls were closed on me

And I discovered that my castles stand

Upon pillars of salt, and pillars of sand

I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing

Roman Cavalry choirs are singing

Be my mirror my sword and shield

My missionaries in a foreign field

For some reason I can not explain

Once you know there was never, never an honest word

That was when I ruled the world

(Ohhh)

It was the wicked and wild wind

Blew down the doors to let me in.

Shattered windows and the sound of drums

People could not believe what I’d become

Revolutionaries Wait

For my head on a silver plate

Just a puppet on a lonely string

Oh who would ever want to be king?

I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing

Roman Cavalry choirs are singing

Be my mirror my sword and shield

My missionaries in a foreign field

For some reason I can not explain

I know Saint Peter won’t call my name

Never an honest word

And that was when I ruled the world

(Ohhhhh Ohhh Ohhh)

Hear Jerusalem bells are ringing

Roman Cavalry choirs are singing

Be my mirror my sword and shield

My missionaries in a foreign field

For some reason I can not explain

I know Saint Peter will call my name

Never an honest word

But that was when I ruled the world

Oooooh Oooooh Oooooh