Marc Cohn The Coldest Corner In The World

The Weatherman says a front is moving in

It’s coming from the Arctic

On a bone chilling wind

That ain’t news to me

It’s the way its always been

‘Cause I live on the coldest corner in the world

Tree Man came down from Canada today

He smiles at me and now I know Winters here to stay

But I don’t need no pine tree to remind me anyway

‘Cause I live on the coldest corner in the world

Somebody help me!

Help me please!

I’m suspended in a deep freeze

And I don’t need the Savior

I need 85 degrees

And a woman…who loves me.

The wind keeps whipping off the river

Is it the wind or something else

That make me shiver

It don’t matter anyway

‘Cause I know soon I’ll be delivered

From the coldest corner in the world

Somebody help me!

Help me please!

I am suspended in a deep freeze

And I don’t need the Savior

I need 85 degrees

And a woman…who loves me.

…a woman who loves me.

Marc Cohn Silver Thunderbird

Watched it coming up Winslow

Down South Park Boulevard

Yeah it was looking good from tail to hood

Great big fins and painted steel

Man it looked just like the bat mobile

With my old man behind the wheel

Well you could hardly even see him in all of that chrome

The man with the plan and the pocket comb

But every night it carried him home

And I could hear him saying

Don’t you give me no Buick

Son, you must take my word

If there’s a God in heaven

He’s got a Silver Thunderbird

You can keep your Eldorados

And the foreign car’s absurd

Me, I wanna go down

In a Silver Thunderbird

He got up every morning

While I was still asleep

And I remember the sound of him shuffling around

Right before the crack of dawn

Is when I heard him turn the motor on

But when I got up they were gone

Down the road in the rain and snow

The man and his machine would go

Oh, the secrets that old car would know

Sometimes I hear him sayin’

Don’t you give me no Buick

Son, you must take my word

If there’s a God in heaven

He’s got a Silver Thunderbird

You can keep your Eldorados

And the foreign car’s absurd

Me, I wanna go down

In a Silver Thunderbird

Ohhh…

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Down the road in the rain and snow

The man and his machine would go

Oh, the secrets that old car would know

I still hear him sayin’

Don’t you give me no Buick

Son, you must take my word

If there’s a God up in heaven

He’s got a Silver Thunderbird

You can keep your Eldorados

And the foreign car’s absurd

Me, I wanna go down

In a Silver Thunderbird

Me, I wanna go down

In a Silver Thunderbird

Ohhh…[x4]

Hi ho silver…

Marc Cohn Fever

You’ll never know how much I love you

You’ll never know how much I care

When you put your arms around me

I get a fever that’s so hard to bear

(You give me such a)

Fever in the morning

Fever all through the night

Fever when you kiss me, baby

And fever when you hold me tight

The sun lights up the daytime

The moon lights up the night

Yeah but I light up every time you call my name

And I know you’re gonna treat me right

(You know I just can’t stand by myself,

‘Cause I got a fever….)

Marc Cohn Mama’s In The Moon

Dogs are barking and she’s so high, she’s never coming down.

Don’t wanna pull the shade tonight, I think I’m wanna drown.

I’m sending out a message, or could I die too soon?

‘Cause I don’t know where I’m going,

Since Mama’s in the moon.

[REPEAT INTRO]

Now, I can hear her laughing, and I can hear her cry.

I can see her dancing somewhere in the sky.

I’m rising like the ocean, and I’m crazy as a loon.

And I don’t know what I’m doing,

Since Mama’s in the moon.

The dogs are barking and she’s so high,

And she’s never coming down.

Marc Cohn New Speedway Boogie

Please don’t dominate the rap, jack, if you’ve got nothing new to say.

If you please, don’t back up the track this train’s got to run today.

I spent a little time on the mountain, I spent a little time on the hill

I heard someone say “Better run away”, others say “better stand still”.

Now I don’t know, but I been told it’s hard to run with the weight of gold,

Other hand I have heard it said, it’s just as hard with the weight of lead.

Who can deny, who can deny, it’s not just a change in style?

One step down and another begun and I wonder how many miles.

I spent a little time on the mountain, I spent a little time on the hill

Things went down we don’t understand, but I think in time we will.

Now, I don’t know but I was told in the heat of the sun a man died of cold.

Keep on coming or stand and wait, with the sun so dark and the hour so late.

You can’t overlook the lack, jack, of any other highway to ride.

It’s got no signs or dividing lines and very few rule to guide.

I spent a little time on the mountain, I spent a little time on the hill

I saw things getting out of hand, I guess they always will.

Now, I don’t know but I been told If the horse don’t pull you got to carry the load.

I don’t know whose back’s that strong, maybe find out before too long.

One way or another, one way or another,

One way or another, this darkness got to give.

Marc Cohn Ellis Island

I was driving down Ninth Avenue

As the sky was getting dark

Didn’t have nothin’ else to do

So I kept on riding to Battery Park

I stepped out in the damp and misty night

As the fog was rolling in

Man said, “Last boat leaving tonight

Is the boat for Ellis Island”

As my feet touched solid ground

I felt a chill run down my spine

I could almost hear the sound

of thousands pushing through the lines

Mothers and bewildered wives

that sailed across the raging sea

Others running for their lives

to the land of opportunity

Down on Ellis Island

“What is this strange paradise?”

They must’ve wondered through their cries and moans

After all they’ve sacrificed

Their faith, their families, friends and homes

Then on the Inspection Stairs

They were counted out or counted in

Frozen while the inspectors stared

Down on Ellis Island

Now me I only stumbled in

Just to wander around that empty hall

Where someone else’s fate had been

Decided in no time at all

And cases filled with hats and clothes

And the belongings of those who journeyed far

They’re strange reminders I suppose

Of where we’re from and who we are

But as the boat pulled off the shore

I could see the fog was lifting

And lights I never seen before

Were shining down on Ellis Island

Shining down on Ellis Island

Marc Cohn Valley Of The Kings

Down along these hillsides

Many miles ago

Lived a man of vision child

But little did I know

He was always talking child

About the heart and soul

‘Til one day some pharaoh came

And offered up his dole

In the valley

In the valley of the kings

In the valley

The valley of the kings

The kings

Well he lives up in a tower now

High upon a hill

People come from miles around

Hoping that he will

Turn their dreams right into gold

Turn their worlds around

And if he does he’ll keep it all

And stash it underground

In the valley

In the valley of the kings

In the valley

The valley of the kings

The kings

Marc Cohn 29 Ways

I got 29 ways to make it to my baby’s door

I got 29 ways to make it to my baby’s door

And if she needs me bad

I can find about two or three more

I got one through the basement

Two down the hall

And when the going gets tough

I got a hole in the wall

I got 29 ways to make it to my baby’s door

I got 29 ways to make it to my baby’s door

And if she needs me bad

I can find about two or three more

I can come through the chimney like Santa Claus

Go through the window and that ain’t all

A lot of good ways I don’t want you to know

I even got a hole in the bedroom floor

I got 29 ways to make it to my baby’s door

I got 29 ways to make it to my baby’s door

And if she needs me bad

I can find about two or three more

I got a way through the closet behind her clothes

A way through the attic that no one knows

A master key that fits every lock

A hidden door behind the grandfather clock

I got 29 ways to make it to my baby’s door

I got 29 ways to make it to my baby’s door

And if she needs me bad

I can find about two or three more

Marc Cohn Turn To Me

Fallen angel

Come to me

Give me something to believe

Before I turn on every vow

Turn to me if you still know how

Spent my share of restless days

Coal black suitcase

Fall from grace

All the while I was breaking down

Turn to me if you still know how

I tried to tell you but I don’t know how

Every smile’s turned upside down

I’m a freak show in a one joke town

So turn to me if you still know how

Change comes slowly it’s just

a little hard to see

I know some of my demons

They’re still haunting me

Wanting me

Fallen angel

Comfort me

Help me get back on my feet

‘Cause I can’t keep myself from falling down

I just can’t keep myself from falling down

So turn to me if you still know how

I tried to tell you but I don’t know how

Every smile’s turned upside down

I’m a freak show in a one joke town

So turn to me if you still know how

Marc Cohn Hold On For Me

Save a place at the table

Cause that is where I want to be

I just hope that you’re still able

to hold on for me

I see a light in the window

I see you moving in the glow

I want to walk right up that staircase

Turn that light down low

Turn that light down low

Hold on for my love

Cause its coming right on up

Baby you just wait and see

In the middle of the night

with the covers tucked in tight

I hope that you can hold on for me

I dream that I saw my destination

It was clear as clear can be

You were standing at the station

Saying “Hold on for me!”

down that the station

Hold on for me

Hold for my love

Cause its coming right up

Baby you just wait and see

In the middle of the night

With the covers tucked in tight

I hope that you can count on me

I’m not talking about passions

No it’s so much more than that

I need your lovin’, your mercy

And that’s where it’s at

So leave a light on in the window

Leave the ribbons in your hair

Leave the worries until tomorrow

I will be there!

I will be there!

Hold on for my love

Cause its coming right up

Baby you just wait and see

In the middle of the night

With the covers tucked in tight

Hold on for my love

Cause its coming right up

Baby you just wait and see

In the middle of the night

With the covers tucked in tight

Well I hope that you can hold on

I hope that you can hold on for me

Hold on for me

Hold on for me…