LYRICS

THE ELOQUENT TRUTH Michael Rosen You’ll only learn when your savior arrives Then flees with terror in his eyes. You’ll only learn then, the eloquent truth. You’ll only learn when the oceans are dry, And disappear in the blink of an eye. You’ll only learn then, the eloquent truth. You’ll only learn when darkness trumps light. When words run their course, When misdeeds wrong all rights And your old friends have run off in the night. You’ll only learn then, the eloquent truth: That there is no prize Until you learn to see the world through others’ eyes.

DAMNED OLD MOON Music by Alessandro Contini Lyric by Michael Rosen Curse you, damned old moon Driving me crazy So bloody high Freakishly bright Keep me awake in the night Curse you, damned old moon Stupid and lazy Think you're so smart Spoiling the dark Come down, I dare you to fight Sister in the sky, silvery silent light Princess of the night, shimmering shining bright For me, for me, for me Shining bright, for me Curse you, damned old moon Lighting the pavement Nowhere to go All on my own Shove off and leave me alone Curse you, damned old moon Trying my patience Just let me sleep Get off my street Shine on some other man's home Sister in the sky, silvery silent light Princess of the night, shimmering shining bright For me, for me, for me Shining bright, for me

LOSING GAME Music byWalter Rich Lyric by Michael Rosen Girl when you feel like you’re bold think of these little words that i write. And when you walk back in to cajole me remember to treat me nice And when you feel unruly and ready to bite In the belief that you always are right, don't go off about me, in your misery Girl when you feel like I'm cold then remember to try to be kind And when I walk back in to console you, don't say that I cheated you blind And when you get that burning look in your eyes In the belief that you always are right, have a thought about me, in my misery Sometimes the more you play, the more you lose And then you raise the stakes, but all you get's the blues When you cut off your nose, but just to spite your face Then you show all your cards again and make the same mistakes The other night I called you on the telephone Then I rang the bell but there was no one home So I walked a mile down to your mother's house But the shades were drawn and all the lights were out Girl when you feel like you’re bold think of these little words that i write. And when you walk back in to cajole me remember to treat me nice And when you feel unruly and ready to bite In the belief that you always are right, don't go off about me, in your misery The other day I saw you on a video And you trashed the stage and then you stole the show So I walked on down to where we used to play And I thought it looked just like yesterday Sometimes the more you play, the more you lose And then you raise the stakes, but all you get's the blues When you cut off your nose, but just to spite your face Then you show all your cards again and make the same mistakes

SALGADO Music by Antonini/Contini Lyrics by Alan Michael Rosen Time to wait Looking at the people Whiling the hours away Smiling faces Winding trains Of tireless homeless people Hundreds of miles a day Trying to make it Cannon fire and fighter planes cannot change the heart of things The dignity in strife The elegance of life Sacrifice and poverty can't defeat the heart that's free The dignity in strife The elegance of life Climbing up Towering Stone Cathedrals Elephants Migrating Timeless places Fly above Fiery red volcanoes Rivers of velvet cream Desert Vapors Cannon fire and fighter planes cannot change the heart of things The dignity in strife The elegance of life Man-made impropriety can't defeat the heart that's free The dignity in strife The elegance of life

SOMETIMES YOU NEED ME Music by Walter Rich Lyric by Michael Rosen Now you choose me, now you bake me Something new to lose my blues, intoxicate me Now you cruise me, now you've made me Some new fool for you to use, to elevate you But then you always knew When to flash a smile And when you cross the line Nobody cramps your style Sometimes you need me, Sometimes you hate me And when you lose you annihilate me Sometimes you bruise me Sometimes you break me But if you win you won't try to save me Now you move me, now you bait me With something cruel to break the rules, emasculate me Now you troll me, now you make me Some old fool to be your stooge, inaugurate you And when our time is up You'll just flash your smile Cause if we lost our minds Nobody cramped your style Sometimes you need me, Sometimes you hate me And when you lose you annihilate me Sometimes you bruise me Sometimes you break me But if you win you won't try to save me

CONCEPTION Music by George Shearing Lyric by Michael Rosen When you’re tired of fooling around, Come to the bar on the corner near the five-and-dime We’ll drink a bit of wine, my love When we're humming along to our favorite old song, Then we’ll leave all of our woes behind And make a new conception of love and life Quit all of your moping around Come with your horn to the corner near the five-and-dime We’ll play a riff and a line, my love When we’re strumming along to our favorite old song, Then we’ll leave our old regrets behind And make a new conception of love and life First, life was like a whirling affair full of whims and games, we were caught up in like two spoiled children, off in a corner, playing a fool’s charade Til we started losing it, so Get out, take a walk on the town, Come where it’s warm, round the corner near the five-and-dime We’ll have a bit of wine, my love And we'll lend a new hue to a faded old tune Then we’ll leave this lonely world behind And make a new conception of love and life