David Starr
2013-09-27
David Starr

Story

This song was written in the early '90's while I was living in Little Rock, Arkansas. It originally appeared on my first solo CD Broken 9.

After all this time, I think it best sums up where I am at this stage of my life. I am grateful for family, friends and a great view up in the Rockies. I feel alive again!

Lyrics

 

Alive Again 

You’ve got that look in your eyes

Like all your time and luck have finally run out

A sad, sad past and a hundred second tries

Darlin’, I know what you’re talking about

But the night will fall and the heart will call

And I will hold you close

    And make you feel alive again

     I’ll make you feel alive again

    Gonna leave behind this world then

    Come redemption or sin

    We’re gonna  feel alive again

 

Sometimes the heart makes the slightest mistake

And the walls seem to come tumbling down

How much time how long will it take

To pull your love out of the lost and found

These hearts are on loan and there’s nobody home

Take my hand and you’ll see

    I’ll make you feel alive again

    I’ll make you feel alive again

    Gonna leave behind the world and then

    Come redemption or sin

    We’re gonna feel alive again

 

Don’t worry ‘bout the sunrise baby

Don’t’ worry ‘bout the past

Close your eyes and maybe just maybe

This night and this fire and this passion will last

 

These nights in July oh, how they fly just passing time

Baby, there’s no need to cry, this love is yours this love is mine

Surrender your will and the time will stand still

I’m gonna make you mine

David Starr
2013-09-28
David Starr

Lyrics

Too Much In This Town

I’ve got a long-term lease

And three accounts at the bank

I’ve got stuff piled high that nobody can use

And all the friends that I can thank

Never meant to stay so long on this merry-go-round

I’m walking away ‘cause I’m too much in this town

 

You know the time just flies

And so does the cash

Until a man can’t tell

The jewels from the trash

Maybe it’s me, maybe it’s the truth I have found

I’m making other plans ‘cause I’m too much in this town

 

   There are just as many secrets in this dirty little town

   As there are dirty little people gonna spread ‘em all around

   Keep your money in the family and your politics of plain

   Keep your hands down in your pockets and mouths up to the rain

 

Got my mind made up

Got gas in the car

Turned in my keys and my need to please

Said goodbye to the boys at the bar

Never meant to stay so long on this merry-go-round

I’m walkin’ away ‘cause I’m too much in this town

Maybe it’s me, maybe it’s the truth I have found

I’m walkin’ away ‘cause I’m too much in this town 

David Starr
2013-09-28
David Starr

Lyrics

 

Everything Is Made In China 

Lately she’s been questioning her progress

Looking in the mirror at a stranger looking back

Nothing comes as easy as it did when she was young

When did this crazy train get so far off the track?

 

Sunny days, they are outnumbered

By the cloudy ones wrapped  up in blue

Answers are so hard to find and people can be so unkind

Where in the world is the one thing that is true?

 

   Everything is made in china

   There are no gentlemen left on the planet earth

   Soon everything will cost one dollar

   And we still won’t know what love is worth

 

Time was when time was endless

And the best of days took all day long

Friends were everywhere you ran

And lovers spoke to you in every song

 

One small victory and her world will turn again

A knowing glance, another chance

See a place she's never been

On the way to love and laughter and all the things she needs

A flower grows and something comes from all these planted seeds..

 

 

David Starr
2013-09-28
David Starr

Lyrics

 

Feels Like Coming Home

The world that I grew up in is changing fast

I don't recognize my heroes and nothing seems to last

If I watch the news at all, the news just knocks me down

And I see it in the anxious faces of this tired little town

 

    But loving you feels like coming home

    It feels like southern comfort...as solid as a stone

    Like my gypsy heart has no place left to roam

    Loving you feels like coming home

 

These days that I have spent here on my own

Have taught me I've been long enough alone

And I’ve learned that you complete me and I do the same for you

It's time I recognized what I know to be true

 

You were such a beautiful surprise

I gave up looking when I looked in your eyes...

Finding you was providence, just being here is fate

I think the Lord for you and me it's not too late

 

How much time do we have left here, it's hard to say...

I know life’s too short for all workin' and no play

So many things that I still wanna do

And I know I want do them all with you...

 

 

David Starr
2013-09-28
David Starr

Lyrics

 

Later Than You Think   

Baby how long are we gonna do this dance

Maybe while we’re both still strong enough

We should walk away

I can’t see a reason to keep holding on

To a past so full of pain

You keep saying things will be alright

But maybe I have had enough rain

 

   It’s later than you think

   And we’re a long way from home

   It’s later than you thing now darlin’

   And it’s time for me to go

 

I should have listened to your heart a little closer

You should have looked into my eyes

We should have shared a little dream or two between us

I should have told you more than lies

I can’t see a reason to keep paying rent

In a house lit up in blue

You keep saying things are not so bad

But maybe what we need here’s the truth

 

I don’t wanna feel this way

But I don’t know what else I can do

I’ve finally found the strength to stop lying to myself, baby

Maybe now, hey just maybe now

I can stop lying to you

 

David Starr
2013-09-28
David Starr

Lyrics

 

Change your mind 

It never mattered to me before

I never gave it much thought

Pulling off the imperfect crime

We were bound to get caught

Do the days fly by without you

Does it take you  back in time

Would you change your mind?

 

You can wash you hands of the dirtiest deal

Look the other way

People will talk the way  people will do

It doesn’t matter what they say

Cause the days fly by without you

And we can’t go back in time

Don’t you change your mind

 

I spent so much time just running from my own heart

So much time and contrition just to play some part

Don’t you change your mind

 

Take me down to river tonight

And let me feel the cold

Hold me close like you used to do

Before I get too old

Every day I spend without you

Puts me one more day behind

Don’t you change your mind

 

 

                 

David Starr
2013-09-28
David Starr

Lyrics

 

Don’t Take It All

I'm sure you've picked your destination

You've got friends along the way

They'll leave the light on and they’ve told you

 “...stay as long as you need to stay”

That old car bought we bought together

Is loaded down with our memories

And there’s a redhead sleeping in the seat

Looks just like me

 

Never seen me beg before

I’ve always been above it

Now I’m down here on the floor

Don't it break your heart to see a blind man crawl

Honey, don't take it all

 

My sins ain’t nothin’ like they used to be

Since I put that bottle down

Workin’ hard so you can trust me

My old friends stopped comin’ round now

You’re sayin’ it’s too late for us

You’re a broken boat too without a sail

I keep askin’ for forgiveness

and you keep hammering that nail

 

They say things have to fall apart

When they cannot hold together

I’m thinking this is nothing more

Than a little nasty weather

But if you leave this me way

I’m gonna fade away....

 

I’m sure you’ve picked your destination

And you got friends along the way

I’ll leave the light on..like I told you

Stay as long as you need to stay

David Starr
2013-09-28
David Starr

Lyrics

Here for You

Name your poison

Name a day next week

Honey I will gladly join you on your losing streak

I know that things have gone from bad to worse

And you don’t know what to do

Don’t worry ‘bout a thing

I’m here for you

 

    Come rain or shine

    Time after time

    Don’t worry bout a thing

    I’m here for you

 

Like pouring coffee in the dark

You don’t know when to stop

Well you run and you run trying to reach

What you think is the top

Your best intentions take you from bad to worse

And you don’t know what to do

Don’t worry bout a thing honey

I’m here for you

 

 Well there’s the devil you know and the devil you don’t

 Sometimes things work out, sometimes they don’t

 You may curse the night you may see the light

 Shake it off now, don’t give up the fight

 

 

 

  

David Starr
2013-09-28
David Starr

Lyrics

My Favorite Color

I carried that torch until it burned me up

Then I burned you with it too

Didn’t know the price would be so high

Just to make this dream come true

The laws of attraction...gravity and time

Mislead the heart and dull the head

And make it hard to see the trouble that we’re in

Until it’s too late and bad blood has been shed

 

   But, I cross my heart

   My love was true

   You were wrong about me

   I was right about you, baby

   I crossed my heart

   But you saw right through...

   I guess you know by now

   My favorite color must be blue

 

Seems the more we talk the less we know

All my perfect phrases fly away

No words of wisdom will ever do this justice

Sometimes there’s nothing more to say

 

   But, I cross my heart

   My love was true

   You were wrong about me

   I was right about you, baby

   I crossed my heart

   But you saw right through...

   I guess you know by now

   My favorite color must be

   Bluer than the oceans or the skies of Santa Fe

   Eyes that see the darkest heart

   I had to look away

 

David Starr
2013-09-28
David Starr

Lyrics

One Of Those Things

There's smoke down in the valley

They're burnin' ditches for the spring

The days are gettin' longer

There's a redtail on the wing

Won't be long til the morning sun

Will chase this chill away

Only one thing missing

You're not here today

 

   I'm learning to live alone

   There's room enough in this empty house

   For my pride and a telephone

   But my pride has rusted and the phone never rings

   For a decent man with a broken heart

   It's just one of those things

 

I made mistakes and more mistakes

Honey so did you

Seems like talkin' it out was something

We just couldn't do

Now we're a thousand miles apart

And there's nothing left to say

And nobody here to listen

Or to help me find my way

 

    My thoughts scatter like these alley cats

    That keep me company

    All this time and all these miles

    And it's still too dark to see

    Like losing you....it's just one of those things

 

 

David Starr
2013-09-28
David Starr

Lyrics

 

Underneath The Clear Blue Skies

The morning air stung my face

And the dirt smelled like freedom on the road beneath my feet

The sun was coming up as I came to realize

Nothing lasts forever or is ever as it seems

 

   Sometimes I can see it coming

   Other days it takes me by surprise

  Trouble and good fortune walkin’ side by side

  Underneath the clear blue skies

 

She pulled away in that second hand car

With a cracked rear window, angry gravel in the air

Drove hard  to California, never looking back

Wondering out loud 'bout whether all in love is fair

 

I've heard it's better to be lucky

Than to be good

Just in case I'm gonna say a little prayer

And knock on wood

 

A better man would have followed her

A stronger heart might have chased that woman west

But my sense of direction had been all but washed away

I turned my back sometimes that's best

 

 

David Starr
2013-09-28
David Starr and Amy Garland Angel

Lyrics

Way Past Ready

It’s been a long long time

Since i been alone with you

And i been missing all the things

Baby that we used to do

All that stuff about the heart growing fonder

Honey that’s all true

Well i’m way past ready just to be with you

 

It don’t matter to me

Where we spend the night

I’m not lookin for a five star deal

I just wanna hold you tight

The county fair, the old town square

Any old place will do

Cause i’m way past ready just to be with you

 

   I’m way past ready to hold your tight

   Way past ready for a full moon night

   Bring the your chevy and your bathtub gin

   Bet on me and you’re bound to win...

 

Well, you’re beautiful, wild and free

These backroads and these moonlit nights

Were made for you and me

I’ve had about enough of this stop sign town

That’s right, honey I’m through

I’m way past ready just to be with you

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