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PLAYIN' HISTORY lyrics

RENAISSANCE MAN (Joe Bouchard)

Playing  history as if in a game

Subtle influence on your mind

The rise of a superpower

And desire for gold

In the magic circle

 

Apocalyptical fantasies

In rare old manuscripts

Some written tongue in cheek  

Guitars like weapons     

Rewired to blow your mind 

Comes a renaissance  man

 

A gonzo intellectual

Hunter Thompson Rock & Roll  

Sounds that could haunt your dreams

And stranger things upon the wire

Part of a mysterious scheme 

Carried on by aliens 

Throughout the centuries

Came a renaissance  man

 SOLO

With an obscure twist of phrase

He played the game powered by his words

A strange confluence time

Shining light on another world

To another dimension

Came a renaissance  man

 

A gonzo intellectual

Hunter Thompson   Rock & Roll  

Sounds that could haunt your dreams

And stranger things upon the wire

Part of a mysterious scheme 

Carried on by aliens 

Throughout the centuries

Came a renaissance  man

 

NOW WHAT IS THIS?   (Joe Bouchard)

 

Outside the car

The city of darkness

Neon signs and a purple sky

Lay Lady Lay on the radio

Felt like a searchlight

In my eyes, it was in my eyes.

 

Now, Blonde on Blonde

And a laugh and a joke

Tall tales and the wildest things

A goose with the golden egg

If you figure out the mystery

 

Now, what is this?

No, it’s not his best

He changed his mind

Sharing the spotlight

Dark eyes in the moonlight

Old stories of a magical time

And crowd responds 

At every line.

 

The clock on the wall

Was running backward

Illusions and reality  

Experience churning together

Poured into the radio, Oh no.

 

Now, what is this?

No, it’s not his best

He changed my mind

With dark eyes at midnight

And sharing a spotlight

Tall stories frozen in time

And crowd responds 

At every line.

 

They all agree

With every line

They all agree

With every line 

 

 

BAD DECISIONS  (John Elwood Cook)

 

I've made some bad decisions

Decisions I have made

My bad decisions will haunt to the grave

In a clean spot I'll be buried

Somewhere near the borderline

My bad decisions will die with my mind

 

In a clean spot I'll be buried

Somewhere near the borderline

My bad decisions will die with my mind

 

When a full moon crosses the islands 

On a night when a season ends

The moon goes down the sun comes us

And I must make ammends

I've made some bad decisions

Decisions I have made

My bad decisions will haunt to the grave

 

A freeze is on the river, a freeze is on the night

Over all the bad decisions I can't make right

A freeze is on the river, I'm walking on thin ice

Over all the bad decisions I can't make twice

A freeze is on the river, a freeze is on the night

Over all the bad decisions I can't make twice

 

In a clean spot I'll be buried

Somewhere near the borderline

And all bad decisions will die with my mind

In a clean spot I'll be buried

Somewhere near the borderline

And all bad decisions will die with my mind

 

 

I've made some bad decisions

Decisions I have made

My bad decisions will haunt to the grave

In a clean spot I'll be buried

Somewhere near the borderline

My bad decisions will die with my mind

With my mind

With my mind

 

DIAMONDS IN BLUE (Joe Bouchard)

Diamonds in Blue

Caught your eye

In the strangeness of the night.

A cosmic lullaby sings rock-a-bye 

Sweet baby, now don't you cry

Don’t cry

 

Diamonds in Blue

Caught your eye

In the strangeness of the night.

A cosmic lullaby sings rock-a-bye 

Sweet baby, now don't you cry

 

From the vault of heaven

In the upper atmosphere

Glittering stars

At so many light years.

Telescopes and spacecraft

Such a long way to go,

Such a long way to go.

So baby, now don’t you cry.

 

Diamonds in Blue

Caught your eye  

In the strangeness of the night.

A cosmic lullaby sings rock-a-bye 

Sweet baby, now don't you cry

 

52 AGENTS OF FORTUNE (Joe Bouchard)

Got my first guitar on my 10th birthday.

Dad fixed it up for me, got blisters from it anyway.

The band was all the rage at local high schools 

Rock and Roll was magic, we were making up all the rules.

 

No time for a careless mistake

Working so hard just to make a big break

Hey little girl I gotta meet my fate.

The road to the top is risky to take.

 

Don’t know whether you’re coming or goin'.

Sign the contract on the dotted line

Lady luck got it's sights on me.

Falling in the great unknown 

At the mercy of the 52

At the mercy of agents of fortune

At the mercy of the 52 

At the mercy of the agents of fortune

Agents of fortune 

Agents of fortune…now 

 

Keep holding steady moving up the path

Still pushing limits and get the feeling back

 

No time for a careless mistake

Working so hard just to make a big break

Hey little girl I gotta meet my fate.

The road to the top is risky to take.

 

Don’t know whether I'm coming or goin'.

Just sign the contract on the dotted line

Lady luck has it's sights on me.

Feels like falling in the great unknown 

At the mercy of the 52

At the mercy of agents of fortune  

At the mercy of the 52 

At the mercy of the agents of fortune

Agents of fortune 

Agents of fortune…now

 

INSANE (Joe Bouchard)

Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey  

Hot blood burns in your veins.

In a frenzy and whipping the flames.

A new year, I'm still here 

I’m boiling mad, get off my back

Escape my past, don’t make me laugh

A sea of ghosts at a crossroads

Thumbs down, you push me around

The smell of fear and you disappear.

 

Come on, come on 

But I'm reasonable, 

Come on, come on 

I'm responsible

Come on, come on 

Might be out of my head  (yeah)

Come on, come on 

I'm hanging by a thread

Insane….

Insane….

 

A big mom sitting around the house

Artificial grass kick you on your ass

Time out something to talk about

Going out of bounds and

Bringing the curtain down.

 

Come on, come on 

But I'm reasonable, 

Come on, come on 

I'm responsible

Come on, come on 

Might be out of my head  (yeah)

Come on, come on 

I'm hanging by a thread

Insane….

BRIDGE

In a rave going insane 

Riding on the rocket of fame.

Time warp is wearing the night away

Storm clouds be heading your way

 

Come on, come on 

But I'm reasonable, 

Come on, come on 

I'm responsible

Come on, come on 

Might be out of my head (yeah)

Come on, come on 

I'm hanging by a thread

Come on, come on 

But I'm reasonable, 

Come on, come on 

I'm responsible

Come on, come on 

Might be out of my head (yeah)

Come on, come on 

I'm hanging by a thread

Insane….

 

THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE (Joe Bouchard)

 About three miles west of the city

It was a roadhouse in its day

A break from the sweat and the ordinary

Where the workers would come and play

A free for all with old time dances

And some ladies that would make it all right

Eat, drink and you will be very merry

Any time of the day or night.

 

This random destination was where

The young man found his home

A refuge from the dangers of a past life

Now taking on a life of its own.

 

Goin on up to the Mountain House

Gonna get a little nip of corn

Goin on up to the Mountain House

And grab the old world by the horns.

Hard cider and a pretty girl

You better bring your knife or gun

Drinking and carousing the night away

Getting crazy on dangerous fun

The dangerous fun. 

 

Over the top of Frenchmen’ s Bluff

Stands a giant cross above the highway

It marks the spot where the girl had fallen 

It was guarded by snakes night and day

As the night rolled on and the music heats up

You might feel like a fly in a web.

Beware of dark deeds and dead men’s bones

Buried in the back the neighbors said.

 

This random destination was where

The young man found his home

A refuge from the dangers of a past life

Now taking on a life of its own.

 

Goin on up to the Mountain House

Gonna get a little nip of corn

Goin on up to the Mountain House

And grab the old world by the horns.

Hard cider and a pretty girl

You better bring your knife or gun

Drinking and carousing the night away

Getting crazy on some dangerous fun.

Hard cider and a pretty girl

You better bring your knife or gun

Drinking and carousing the night away

Getting crazy on dangerous fun

The dangerous fun. 

 

NIGHT OWL NOCTURNE (Joe Bouchard)

An electric moon 

From deep from your dreams

Staying up late

The madness this time brings

The inner spark

Passed down from the stars

In lonely darkness you toil away

 

In the heat of the night.  

The devil's bite 

The flames that light 

The wildness in your dream

It sets a pulse 

That sounds about right

Where the poets cast a spell

Strange dreams of schemes

 

Walking the edge

Lost in thought 

The sounds of the night owl. 

While bathing in moonlight

Riding wild horses

In a trance by the window

Stirring fires at your station 

Lighting sparks

Under the moonlight.

Night Owl

Night Owl

Night Owl

Night Owl

 

THE WRITTEN HISTORY OF MISERY (John Elwood Cook)

Goodness and mercy shall not follow me

Through the written history of misery

Hooks in my spine, bones in a line

In the space of imagination

In the space of imagination

In the space of imagination

 

In the written history of misery

Remember to remember me

I’m inscribed,  Inscribed.

No longer alive

In the space of imagination

In the space of imagination

 

Insects live longer than my thoughts

But they will still sing my song

when all the marks I’ve made on paper

vanish, gone

Illegible now    Illegible now

In the space of imagination

 

Like an antique tombstone I’m eroding

As the world moves on

Dawn to dust, dust to dawn

Dawn to dust, dust to dawn

In the space of imagination

In the space of imagination

 

In the written history of misery

Remember to remember me

I’m inscribed,  Inscribed.

No longer alive

The written history of misery

Remember to remember me

I’m inscribed,  Inscribed.

No longer alive

In the space of imagination

In the space of imagination

In the space of imagination

In the space of imagination

 

DRAGONFLY 44 DARK MATTER (Joe Bouchard)

Dark matter invisible worlds

Flying through the universe

It's out there somewhere 

Beyond the stars

Hang on tight, might be a stormy ride

Warped by light speed and far beyond

Where you might vanish 

In a cloud of dust, just vanish. 

 

Conspiracies and paranoia

Tension in the starlit craft

Space junk littered along the way

A lonely highway in the veil

What’s lurking in the inky night?

Where you might vanish 

In a cloud of dust, just vanish. 

 

Smooth sailing to the edge of the world

Flying through the universe

Out there somewhere 

Beyond the stars

Warped by light speed and beyond

Peaceful dreams of a distant shore

Now coming up for air,  

the elusive,  evasive 

Dragonfly Forty-four 

 

Published by Joe Bouchard Music ©2017   All Right Reserved.

Except Bad Decisions and The Written History of Misery written and published by John Elwood Cook