Greg Laswell Lifetime Ago

Oh look at you

everyone approves

oh my God, your dream came true

everyone loves you

Oh look at you

you freeze so soon

I might up and move to the sun

and outlive you

It seems like a lifetime ago now

since you had your heels on the ground

It seems like a lifetime ago now

since you had your heels on the ground

Oh look at you

everyone approves

oh my God, your dream came true

everyone loves you

Oh look at you

you freeze so soon

I might up and move to the sun

and outlive you

It seems like a lifetime ago now

since you had your heels on the ground

It seems like a lifetime ago now

since you had your heels on the ground

It seems like a lifetime ago now

since you had your heels on the ground

It seems like a lifetime ago now

since you had your heels on the ground

What are you gonna do

when gravity gets to you

What are you gonna do

when gravity gets to you

What are you gonna do

when gravity gets to you

What are you gonna do

when gravity gets to you

Greg Laswell Marquee

So now you are a tree

Come on lift up your arms high

Today you see that you can be

Higher than the marquee

Buzzing in the city

Oh, and that all this is tiny

There’s nothing you can say

That’ll be heard over

That squealing megaphone

Underneath the marquee

Buzzing in the city

So you can stop your screaming

And the freeway that I dreamed on

Was eight hours long

The highway that I flew on

Was grounded and

The only thing that’s me here

Is what she sees

So never mind the warmth

Between all that you see

Never mind what they may love

Underneath the marquee

Buzzing in the city

You can’t stop your screaming

And the freeway that I dreamed on

Was eight hours long

The highway that I flew on

Was grounded and

The only thing that’s me here

Is what she sees

Oh, the freeway that I dreamed on

Was eight hours long

The highway that I flew on

Was grounded and

The only thing that’s me here

Is what she sees

Oh, and the freeway I dreamed on was eight hours long

(And she sees me, and she sees me, and I’ll go how she sees)

Oh, and the freeway I dreamed on was eight hours long

(And she sees me, and I’ll go how she sees)

The highway that I flew on was grounded and

(And she sees me, and I’ll go how she sees)

The only thing that’s me here is what she sees

(And she sees me, and I’ll go how she sees)

The only thing that’s me here is what she sees

Greg Laswell Your Melody

My head rings of you

a melody that’s hard to sing out

twisting around

with no cadence

and no root

by dissonance

I sing of you

and my ears are deaf to the sound of sense

I’ve tried to beat it in

Greg Laswell London By Night

London by night is a wonderful sight

There is magic abroad in the air

I’m often told that the streets turn into gold

When the moon shines on Circus and Square

Deep in the dark that envelops the park

There’s romance in each cigarette glow

Down by the Thames, lights that sparkle like gems

Seem to wink at each girl and her beau

Up comes the moon when the city’s asleep

He’s not alone, for it seems

Somewhere up there stands an angel to keep her watch

While each Londoner dreams

My love and I saw the sun leave the sky

Then we kissed in the fast-fading light

Most people say they love London by day

But lovers love London by night

Greg Laswell Same As You

This is just about as much as I can handle

I’m not nearly strong as I can sometimes seem

My life turned on a dime

And nearly threw me out of time

Same as you

Same as me

Same as everything we’ve seen

Same as you

Same as me

Same as everything we’ve seen

Oh and everything is nothing

Cause everything was me

Oh and everything is nothing

Cause everything was me

All of you

All of me

All of everything we’ve seen

All of you

And all of me

All of everything we’ve seen

Was all of it for nothing?

Was all of it for me?

Was all of it for nothing?

Was all of it for me?

Turns out that all of it was nothing

Cause everything was me

Turns out that all of it was nothing

Cause everything was me

My my how quickly I’m outside

of you

My my how quickly everything

That I knew

It turns out that everything is nothing

Cause everything was me

Always everything for nothing

Cause everything for me

Always everything for nothing

Cause everything was me

To you

Everything is nothing

Cause everything was

My my how quickly I’m outside

of you

My my how quickly everything

That I knew

Greg Laswell Lie To Me

One of my escape, what else can I say

I’ll play dead and you can stay

And I’ll help you kill your time

If you help me kill my night

And maybe one day get it right

Go ahead and lie to me

I’ll believe in anything you say tonight

Go ahead and lie to me

Write ‘I love you’ while I sleep

And hide it for another day to find

I will not confuse this with something true

Only that what gets us through

And I wonder down the line

When both of us are fine

Yeah, my mind wanders there sometimes

Go ahead and lie to me

I’ll believe in anything you say tonight

Go ahead and lie to me

Write ‘I love you’ while I sleep

And hide it for another day to find

I don’t mind playing the fool

I don’t mind playing the fool, no

I don’t mind playing the fool

Go ahead and lie to me

I’ll believe in anything you say tonight

Go ahead and lie to me

Write ‘I love you’ while I sleep

And hide it for another day to find

Greg Laswell Come Back Down

Come on now you’re good friends are here waiting this one out

You’ve gotta come back down

You’ve gotta come back down

Look around you you’re the only one dragging this out

You’ve gotta come back down

You’ve gotta come back down

All of your wallowing is unbecoming

All of your wallowing is unbecoming

You’ve gotta take it on your own from here

It’s getting pathetic and I’m almost done here

You’ve gotta take it on your own from here

It’s getting pathetic and I’m almost done here

What you set out to kill off has been gone some time now

You’ve gotta come back down

You’ve gotta come back down

Head out any further and you might just forget how

You’ve gotta come back down

You’ve gotta come back down

All of your wallowing is unbecoming

All of your wallowing is unbecoming

You gotta take it on your own from here

It’s getting pathetic and I’m almost done here

You’ve gotta take it on your own from here

It’s getting pathetic and I’m almost done here

All of your wallowing is unbecoming.

All of your wallowing is unbecoming

You’ve gotta take it on your own from here

It’s getting pathetic and I’m almost done here

You’ve gotta take it on your own from here

It’s getting pathetic and I’m almost done here

You’ve gotta take it on your own from here

Come back down

You’ve gotta come back down

You’ve gotta come back

You’ve gotta come back down

You’ve gotta come back down

You’ve gotta come back down

You’ve gotta come back down.

Greg Laswell Landline

I think the tree may fall in the front yard

If this storm has it’s way

I hear you dancing on the floorboards above

Unaware of what’s at stake

All I ever needed was a landline

Just in case the power lines go down

All I needed would never be enough for me

I think the storm may take the screen door

If the wind gets it’s way

I hear you singing on the floor just below

Unaware of what’s at stake

All I ever needed was a landline

Just in case the power lines go down

All I needed would never be enough for me

All I ever needed was a landline

Just in case the power lines go down

All I needed would never be enough for me

All I ever needed was a landline

Just in case the power lines go down

All I needed would never be enough for me

All I needed would never be enough for me

All I needed would never be enough for me

All I needed would

All I needed would never be enough for me

All I needed would never be enough for me

Greg Laswell Not The Same Man

Leave the radio on

I’m alright, I’m alright, We’re alright

Leave the television on

I’m alright, I’m alright, We’re alright

I’m not the same man

since you saw me last

I’m not the same man

I’ve got great big plans

since you saw me last

I’m not the same man

No more alarms

I’ve got this, I’ve got this I’ve got this

No fire escape

I’ve got this, I’ve got this, I’ve got this

We’ve got this

I’m not the same man

since you saw me last

I’m not the same man

I’ve got great big plans

since you saw me last

I’m not the same man

I want a warm handshake

from a slow and simple life

I’m not the same man

since you saw me last

I’m not the same man

I’ve got great big plans

since you saw me last

I’m not the same man

I want a warm handshake

from a slow and simple life

Greg Laswell Your Ghost

If I walk down this hallway

Tonight, it’s too quiet

So I pat through the dark

And call you on the phone

Push your old nummers

And let your house ring

Till I wake your ghost

Let him walk down your hallway

It’s not this quiet

Slide down your receiver

Sprint across the wire

Follow my number

Slide into my hand

It’s the blaze across your nightgown

It’s the phone’s ring

I think last night, you were driving circles around me

I think last night, you were driving circles around me

I think last night, you were driving circles around me

I think last night, you were driving circles around me

I can’t drink this coffee

Till I put you in my closet

Let him shoot me down

And let him call me off

Take it from his whisper

You’re not that tough

It’s the blaze across your nightgown

It’s the phone’s ring

I think last night, you were driving circles around me

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