Lyrics...

INNOCENCE & FAITH
Words and music by Michelle Mangione

This is unbelievable
Spinning in a circle
I don't know when I lost control
It happened so suddenly
It must have hit me from behind
Or maybe from the inside
Just tell me if I'm still alive
I can't see in front of me
The smoke and fog clouding up my vision
I know love is my religion
I close my eyes and I am struck by the thought
Innocence and faith in god
The sound is almost deafening
Is anybody listening
And time it doesn't mean a thing
I'm frozen behind the wheel
You know I really don't recall
The moment that I hit the wall
I didn't feel a thing at all 
Until I was standing still
I choke and cough and try to see the lesson here
So far, I'd like to kill the messenger
If I had a dime for every minute I fought
Innocence and faith in god
Here and now the present and the past collide
Somehow we make it to the other side
It's all the same despite the names we were taught
Innocence and faith in god

 


CHANGE YOUR MIND
Words and music by Michelle Mangione

How far from here would you run
How far from here would you fly
Looking for something that’s out there I swear
Over and over you can’t find it anywhere

CHORUS:

Who’s gonna change your mind
Who’s gonna change your mind
don't be afraid to give it a little more time
a little more time

Head for the marigold fields
Kicking your heels in the air
Pay no attention abort the pipe dream
That’s what they’ll tell you to keep you from getting there

REPEAT CHORUS

And the man in the middle says you must play the game
Cause your pockets are empty
but so is his middle-man brain and that’s just a shame

REPEAT CHORUS


 CRY TO ME

Words and music by Michelle Mangione

She’s been standing in the corner and she looks so insecure
but You know she’s been feeling that way since 1964
Do you cry yourself to sleep at night well no one knows for sure
Dressed up all in white for Christmas Eve

She’s been staring at the flowers stays she’s waiting for a friend
She’s been waiting there for hours that’s a long time to pretend
And when all of the king’s horses and when all of the king’s men
Couldn’t put you where you want to be

You could cry to me
Would you cry to me
Some things will never change

With her face against the window and her back against the crowd
From the inside looking outside she is confident and proud
But the walls are changing colors and the talk is getting loud
And cheaper by the minute you can see

You could cry to me
Would you cry to me
Some things will never change


I KNOW HOW IT FEELS
Words and music by Michelle Mangione

PLEASE BABY PLEASE DON’T CRY
TAKE MY HAND SAY GOODBYE
TIME I BELIEVE IS ON YOUR SIDE
TAKE MY HAND SAY GOODBYE

YOU ACTING SO OUTRAGEOUS
FERAL LIKE THE LIONS CRAWLING FROM THEIR CAGES
LIKE COWARDICE IN MOTION
DIGGING IN YOUR HEELS
BABY IN KNOW HOW IT FEELS

PLEASE BABY PLEASE DON'T CRY
TAKE MY HAND SAY GOODBYE
TIME I BELIEVE IS ON MY SIDE
SHAKE MY HAND SAY GOODBYE

NOW YOU COULD BE IN DANGER
100 MILES FROM NOWHERE
LOOKING BACK IN ANGER
YOU CALL YOURSELF THE PAVEMENT
UNDERNEATH MY WHEELS
BABY IN KNOW HOW IT FEELS

I KNOW HOW IT FEELS TO BE UNDECIDED
WHEN THE FEAR AND LOVE COLLIDE
AND GET ALL TWISTED IN YOUR MIND
AND I KNOW HOW IT FEELS TO BE UNKIND

PLEASE BABY PLEASE DON’T CRY
TAKE MY HAND SAY GOODBYE
TIME I BELIEVE IS ON YOUR SIDE
TAKE MY HAND SAY GOODBYE


 WHAT IS A SAINT
©2008 Michelle Mangione/Grace Slick

ARE YOU READY
TO BE SOMEONE
TO A STRANGER
OF LESS FORTUNE
WOULD YOU OFFER UP YOUR SMILE
JUST FOR THE LOVE OF IT
WHAT IS A SAINT TO YOU

ARE YOU WILLING
TO BE NAMELESS
WITHOUT SHELTER
BROKE AND SHAMELESS
WOULD YOU OPEN UP YOUR HEART
EVEN A LITTLE BIT
TO DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO

PEOPLE SAY A SIMPLE WORD
THAT TAKES A LIFETIME TO BE HEARD
BUT THAT IS SOMETHING YOU ALREADY KNOW
SO FEED LOVE TODAY IF YOU WANT TO WATCH IT GROW

ARE YOU ABLE
TO BE HONEST
TAKE A GOOD LONG LOOK
KEEP YOUR PROMISE
AND TO OFFER YOUR CONCERN
WHEN THERE’S NOTHING AT ALL IN RETURN
TELL ME WHAT IS A SAINT TO YOU


 STICKY FINGERS
Words and music by Michelle Mangione

THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG, THE DEALS LONG GONE BUT THE PROFIT LINGERS
BUT YOU’RE REAL SLICK, YOU SURE LEARNED HOW TO LICK YOUR STICKY FINGERS
TO GET THE BEST OF EVERYTHING YOU CAN AND LEAVE THE REST TO CRUMBLE
INTO THE HANDS OF AN INNOCENT MAN WHEN IT ALL COMES TUMBLING DOWN

YOU MONGOOSE YOU NEED AN EXCUSE SO TELL ME WHAT’S YOUR STORY
STAND BACK I DON’T NEED THE ABUSE JUST TELL ME WHAT’S YOUR STORY
IN DOUBT AND NOT IN COMMAND YOU GO AND PACK A BIT SUITCASE
IT’S WORN OUT LIKE THE PALM OF YOUR HAND AND IT ALL COMES TUMBLING DOWN

YOU CAN'T STOP THE WORLD CAN'T TAKE IT BACK
YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR MIND, CAN'T CHANGE THE FACT
YOU CAN'T STOP THE WORLD FROM SPINNING ROUND

NOW HOLD STILL, YOU’RE LOOKING LIKE YOU FEEL A LITTLE SICK AND TIRED
AND EVERYDAY YOU WAKE UP AND YOU FEEL A LITTLE LESS INSPIRED
CRAWL INSIDE A HOLE AND DON’T FORGET TO TAKE YOUR MEDICATION
YOU SHOULD HAVE KNOWN
YOU SHOULD’VE KNOWN BETTER THAN TO KNOCK SALVATION AROUND

YOU CAN'T STOP THE WORLD CAN'T TAKE IT BACK
YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR MIND, CAN'T CHANGE THE FACT
YOU CAN'T STOP THE WORLD FROM SPINNING ROUND


 SAY YOU WANT IT ALL 

Words and music by Michelle Mangione

TALKING PAST THE POINT
CAREFULLY I WATCH YOU CHOOSE YOUR WORDS
THEY’RE WELL REHEARSED
BUT YOUR TIMING COULDN’T GET MUCH WORSE
SO DRAW YOURSELF A LINE IN THE SAND
OPEN UP YOUR MIND IF YOU CAN
I’M STILL WALKING BACKWARDS TOWARDS THE SUN

DID YOU SAY YOU WANT IT ALL, SAY YOU WANT IT ALL
SAY YOU WANT IT ALL TO CHANGE
SAY YOU WANT IT ALL, SAY YOU WANT IT ALL
SAY YOU WANT IT ALL TO GO AWAY

FALLING FAST ASLEEP
MILES AWAY THE SURFACE OF THE EARTH BECOMES OBTRUSIVE
COMPLICATING TRANS-ILLUSIVE
GET YOURSELF A LINE IF YOU CAN
SUICIDE IS NOT IN THE PLAN
I’M STILL WALKING BACKWARDS TOWARDS THE SUN

DID YOU SAY YOU WANT IT ALL

DRAW YOURSELF A LINE IN THE SAND
OPEN UP YOUR MIND IF YOU CAN
I'M STILL WALKING BACKWARDS TOWARDS THE SUN

DID YOU SAY YOU WANT IT ALL...


 LAST TIME

Words And Music By Michelle Mangione

HE SENT TO ME A PICTURE ON A POSTCARD
A POSTCARD OF A FADED HISTORY
AND IN THAT PHOTOGRAPH I HEARD A LAUGH
A SMILE, A FACE I DIDN’T KNOW
I TRIED TO PLACE BUT EVEN SO
I KNEW I’D SEEN THAT FRIEND OF MINE
FOR THE LAST TIME

HE TOOK THE TIME TO CALL ME FROM A DISTANCE
IT SOUNDED LIKE A MILLION MILES AWAY
AND THOUGH HE WOULDN’T SAY I SHOULD’VE KNOWN
HE COULDN’T STAND ANOTHER NIGHT
GIVEN THE CHANCE TO GO HE MIGHT FALL FROM THE CRUSHING BLOW OF WINE
FOR THE LAST TIME

AND I SEE YOUR FACE AS YOU SMILE EVEN LAUGH THROUGH A TEAR
NOW THERE’S A PLACE IN MY HEART THAT WILL NOT DISAPPEAR
IF YOU WANT TO BE THERE
I WANT TO BE HERE

NO ONE SAID THAT LIVING WOULD BE EASY
TELL ME IS IT EASY WHERE YOU ARE
DESTINY I GUESS I’LL NEVER KNOW
AND SO I’M LIVING OF A LIFE SOMEHOW THAT’S MISSING YOU
AND NOW I WILL BE KISSING YOU GOODBYE
FOR THE LAST TIME


 LIBERTY JANE

Words and Music by Michelle Mangione

THERE WAS A SIMPLE GIRL WHO MET A TROUBLED MAN
THREE WORDS, HE SAID TO HER AND VOWED TO TAKE HER HAND
SHE MADE A PROMISE “ONLY DEATH WILL DO US PART”
JUST TO BE SURE HE WRAPPED A CHAIN AROUND HER HEART

INSIDE THE TROUBLED MAN WAS LIKE A WOLVERINE
MADE SURE THE SHADES WERE DRAWN SO NOTHING COULD BE SEEN
OUTSIDE THE NEIGHBORS STOOD WITH ICE COLD LEMONADE
LINED UP TO SEE THE BIG PINK ELEPHANT PARADE

MISERY JOE IT WAS A SHAME
THINGS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME
WOULDN’T YOU KNOW, LIBERTY JANE
SHE SAID “WATCH ME BREAK THE CHAIN”

HE OPENED UP THE DOOR THE SWEAT FELL FROM HIS BROW
AND HE SAID I’M SORRY OFFICER, THERE’S NO NEED FOR THIS NOW
AND IN THE MORNING SHE SWEPT UP THE BROKEN GLASS
PICKED UP THE PIECES AND SHE TOSSED THEM IN THE PAST

MISERY JOE…

WONDER WHY SHE WOULDN’T SAY A WORD
AND WHY SHE MUST SLEEP WITH ONE EAR TO THE GROUND
COULD IT BE THAT IT WAS EASIER
OR MAYBE JUST LESS DANGEROUS
TO NOT MAKE A SOUND

HOG TIED AND SHACKLED UP TO MISERY’S MISTRUST
SHE BROKE THE SILENCE AND THE CHAIN BEGAN TO RUST
THAT NIGHT SHE HELD HER BREATH SHE KNEW SHE HAD TO FLY
JANE JUMPED THAT MIDNIGHT TRAIN AND HEADED FOR THE SKY

MISERY JOE…


FLY
Words and music by Michelle Mangione

MONDAY MORNING
TOO MUCH THINKING CAN TAKE YOUR SOUL AWAY
AND HAPPINESS BECOMES A BROKEN ARMCHAIR
WHERE YOU WOULD LIKE TO STAY

HOW MUCH WOULD YOU TRY
JUST ENOUGH TO GET BY
TELL ME HOW FAR, JUST HOW FAR WOULD YOU FLY?

YOU TOSS THE BABY WITH THE DIRTY WATER
OUT INTO THE STREET
AND FROM YOUR SHOULDERS ALL THE WEIGHT FALLS TO THE GROUND
BUT YOU FORGOT TO WIPE YOUR FEET

HOW MUCH WOULD YOU TRY
JUST ENOUGH TO GET BY
TELL ME HOW FAR, JUST HOW FAR WOULD YOU FLY?

IT’S HARD TO MEND A BROKEN WING
WHEN YOU DON’T BELIVE IN ANYTHING
TELL ME HOW FAR, HOW FAR

YOU LIVE IN COLOR LIKE A BAD PRODUCTION OF A DAYTIME TV SHOW
AND THE MILES BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR DISTANT LOVER
ARE FARTHER THAN YOU KNOW

HOW MUCH WOULD YOU TRY
JUST ENOUGH TO GET BY
TELL ME HOW FAR, JUST HOW FAR WOULD YOU FLY?


 LOVE AND TENDERNESS

Words and music by Michelle Mangione

I DON’T WANT TO TAKE A SECOND GUESS
AND I KNOW HOW TO PLAY THE FOOL
A GAME LIKE THAT IS NEVER ANYTHING LESS THAN CRUEL
I DON’T WANT TO PLAY WITH FIRE, I MUST CONFESS
ALL I WANT IS YOUR LOVE AND TENDERNESS

I’M NOT ASKING YOU TO STAY ALL NIGHT
BABY LEAVE IF YOU NEED TO GO
JUST HAVE A LITTLE MERCY AS YOU’RE WALKING OUT THAT DOOR
TAKE JUST A PIECE OF MY HEART, AND LEAVE THE REST
ALL I WANT IS YOUR LOVE AND TENDERNESS

I’M NOT TRYING TO GET THE BEST OF YOU
I DON’T NEED YOU TO SHOW ME HOW
BUT IF YOU NEED SOMETHING TO HOLD ON TO DON’T THINK ABOUT IT
JUST HOLD ON TO ME FOR NOW, PLEASE SAY YES, SWEET CARESS
ALL I WANT IS YOUR LOVE AND TENDERNESS


 LOVE DISAPPEARS

Michelle Mangione/Grace Slick
Copyright 2009

HEY THERE LONELINESS, HALFWAY HOME FROM THE CHELSEA BALL
STAINED YOUR PARTY DRESS GIVING IT UP FOR FREE
LEFT YOUR COMMON SENSE CHASING A GHOST AROUND A HALLOWED HALL
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOU AND ME

I KNOW YOU KNOW WHAT IS RIGHT, WHAT IS WRONG
I SAY OKAY, SHED SOME LIGHT, BRING IT ON
EITHER ROAD YOU TAKE, THE MESSAGE IS CLEAR
WE'VE GOT TO WAKE UP BEFORE THE LOVE DISAPPEARS

NOW WE'RE WIDE AWAKE SINCE WE BUILT THESE COMMON WALLS
SO FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE HELP ME SING THIS SONG
HEY THERE PRETTY FACE, COME SIT DOWN LET THE WORLDS WEIGHT FALL
WELCOME TO THIS PLACE, THERE'S A LIGHT HERE SOMWHERE IF WE CHOOSE TO TURN IT ON

I KNOW YOU KNOW WHAT IS RIGHT, WHAT IS WRONG
I SAY OKAY, SHED SOME LIGHT, BRING IT ON
EITHER ROAD YOU TAKE, THE MESSAGE IS CLEAR
WE'VE GOT TO WAKE UP BEFORE THE LOVE DISAPPEARS

PREACHERS PREACH OF A LOVE THEY FORGOT
FORCE FEED FAITH TO AN INNOCENT LOT
HUNGRY FOR AN ORIGINAL THOUGHT
CHOKING THEIR JOY WITH WORDS
SHAPES WITHOUT THE DESIRE TO REVEAL
DANCE IN THE OPEN IN SPITE OF THE CHILL
BODIES WITHOUT THE COURAGE TO FEEL
ENVY THE FLIGHT OF BIRDS

I KNOW YOU KNOW WHAT IS RIGHT, WHAT IS WRONG
I SAY OKAY, SHED SOME LIGHT, BRING IT ON
EITHER ROAD YOU TAKE, THE MESSAGE IS CLEAR
WE'VE GOT TO WAKE UP BEFORE THE LOVE DISAPPEARS


 WITHOUT YOU

Words and music by Michelle Mangione

SIMPLEWORDS ARE HARD TO HOLD
THEY SEEM TO FALL BETWEEN THE LINES
SEEMS IT’S ALL BEEN SAID BEFORE
A HUNDRED WAYS A THOUSAND TIMES
BUT I CAN’T DO THIS WITHOUT YOU

DID YOU KNOW I THINK ABOUT YOU
EVERY NIGHT SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE
I AM LYING HERE WITHOUT YOU
I’M ABOUT TO COME UNDONE
AND I CAN’T DO THIS WITHOUT YOU

DAYDREAMS IN COLORSCHEMES HARD TO DESCRIBE
I’M JUST A THOUGHT AWAY FROM LOSING MY MIND

I WILL TRY TO FIND THE PERFECT WORDS
IN THOUGHTS OBSCURED WITH EMPTY RHYMES
I WOULD LIKE TO LET YOU KNOW
A HUNDRED WAYS A THOUSAND TIMES
AND I CAN’T DO THIS WITHOUT YOU


I’VE BECOME
Words and music by Michelle Mangione 

ONE MORE TIME SLIPPING AWAY
IT WAS JUST ANOTHER DAY
WITH MY CONSCIENCE IN TOW
I GOT LOST, TWISTED AROUND
IT'S A LONG, LONG WAY TO A HIGHER GROUND
KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE ROAD

WHEN I FIND MY CONSOLATION IN THE SPACE
BETWEEN THE CONCRETE AND THE SUN
I’VE BECOME MY MOTHERS DAUGHTER
I’VE BECOME MY DRINK OF WATER
I’VE BECOME MY EDUCATION
I’VE BECOME MY INSPIRATION
JUST LIKE THAT

LEAVE YOUR PAST BACK AT THE SCENE
WHERE YOU WALKED LIKE MAGDALENE
IF YOU'VE YOU PAID FOR THE CRIME
DON'T LOOK BACK TAKE IT IN STRIDE
TAKE A NICE LONG WALK ON THE SUNNY SIDE
CUZ YOU KNOW THAT IT'S TIME

AND THE MOMENT I AWAKEN AND I FIND
THAT THERE IS NO PLACE LEFT TO RUN
I’VE BECOME MY MOTHERS DAUGHTER
I’VE BECOME MY DRINK OF WATER
I’VE BECOME MY EDUCATION
I’VE BECOME MY INSPIRATION

I’VE BECOME MY MOTHERS DAUGHTER
I’VE BECOME MY DRINK OF WATER
I’VE BECOME MY EDUCATION
I’VE BECOME MY INSPIRATION
I've become...
So inspired


 AMERICA THE BLUE
Words and music by Michelle Mangione

DO YOU BELIEVE IN WHAT YOU SAY
IS IT THE SAME AS WHAT YOU DO
FLYING YOUR HEAD IN THE CLOUDS DO YOU FEEL ALRIGHT
DO YOU SAVE ALL YOUR PRAYERS FOR A RAINY DAY
LET YOUR ALLEGIANCE SLIP AWAY
BETTER HOLD ON TO YOURSELF AND HOLD ON TIGHT

CHORUS:
TAKE ME BACK TO WHERE I BELONG
I KNOW THERE MUST BE A BETTER WAY
ROLL OUT THE BARREL ONE MORE TIME IF THERE IS JUSTICE TO BE DONE
TAKE ME BACK TO WHERE I BELONG
PULL MY HAND FROM A LOADED GUN
I’M NOT THE ONLY FOOL IN THIS GAME I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE

I MET A HERO AT MY DOORSTEP
HE ONLY DID WHAT HE HAD TO DO
HE SURELY HAD FOUND THE AMERICAN DREAM COME TRUE
HE REACHED FOR A NICKEL WITH HIS RIGHT HAND
ANOTHER LONG, COLD LONELY NIGHT AND
HE NEVER FELT SO RED WHITE AND BLUE

REPEAT CHORUS

TELL ME ONCE OR TWICE
DON’T LIKE THE SHAPE I’M IN
WE’LL I’VE BEEN THERE BEFORE AND I’M NOT GOING BACK AGAIN

REPEAT CHORUS

 

 


WHAT SHOULD WE DO
Words and music by Michelle Mangione

DRIVING IN MY CAR
SUNDAY AFTERNOON
I COULD SEE YOUR SMILE SLIP AWAY
SO I PUT ON MY COAT
WAITING FOR THE MOON
HAVEN’T SEEN THE SUN TODAY

WHAT SHOULD WE DO ABOUT THE RAIN
WHAT SHOULD WE DO ABOUT JULY
WHAT SHOULD WE DO IF I CAN’T SAY GOODBYE

COUNTING UP THE TEARS
FALLING FROM THE PAST
THAT WAS SUCH A LONG TIME AGO
NOW THEY COME DOWN HARD
DROWN THE NIGHT IN BLUE
SEEMS IT TAKES FOREVER I KNOW

WHAT SHOULD WE DO ABOUT THE RAIN...

NOW IT FEELS SO COLD FOR A NIGHT IN JUNE
HAVEN’T SEEN THE SUN ALL DAY

WHAT SHOULD WE DO ABOUT THE RAIN...


 PRISONER OF WAR

Words and music by Michelle Mangione

PLEASE DON’T TRY TO SHELTER ME AND WRAP ME IN THE PROMISES YOU MAKE
PLEASE DON’T TRY TO SOLVE MY TEARS
AND LEAVE ME PICKING UP THE PIECES OF A PERILOUS MISTAKE
AND YOU WONDER IF I’M STRONG ENOUGH TO FIND MY OWN WAY OUT
WHEN YOU ALWAYS LEAVE ME STRANDED IN THE SHADOW OF A DOUBT

ARE YOU READY TO RELEASE ME
I AM READY TO BE FREED
YOU KNOW I CAN’T ESCAPE THIS FEELING ANYMORE
AND IF TIME IS ALL IT TAKES ME
I WILL LOOSEN UP THESE CHAINS
JUST ENOUGH TO MAKE MY GETAWAY
AND I WON’T BE YOUR PRISONER OF WAR

YOU KNOW I’M THE BETTER FOOL FOR DANCING WITH AN ANGEL DRESSED IN BLACK
WHO CALLED IT A CHOICE I MADE
BUT THERE WAS A VOICE I HAD TO FOLLOW
AND I’M NEVER GOING BACK
I COME CRAWLING FROM THE WRECKAGE, SHAKE THE DUST FROM MY JEANS
NOW THE BITTER END LOOKS SWEETER THAN THESE EYES HAVE EVER SEEN

ARE YOU READY TO RELEASE ME...
I AM READY TO BE FREED
YOU KNOW I CAN’T ESCAPE THIS FEELING ANYMORE
AND IF TIME IS ALL IT TAKES ME
I WILL LOOSEN UP THESE CHAINS
JUST ENOUGH TO MAKE MY GETAWAY
AND I WON’T BE YOUR PRISONER OF WAR

WITH YOUR MYSTERY UNRAVELING WITH EVERY WORD YOU SPEAK
YOU COME RUSHING IN TO SAVE ME FROM BELIEF
YEARS FALL FROM YOUR MEMORY AS QUICKLY AS THE TEARS FALL FROM MY EYES
PLEASE SAY YOU REMEMBER ME
I WAS THE ONE WHO CAUGHT YOU HIDING IN THAT TERRIBLE DISGUISE
AND YOU OFFERED YOUR APOLOGY IN THE MANNER OF A KISS
BUT YOU KNOW IT DOESN’T MATTER ANYMORE

ARE YOU READY TO RELEASE ME...


 LIES AND COMFORT

Words and music by Michelle Mangione

 

NOW THAT IT’S SAFE TO RETIRE SO FAR FROM HOME
LIGHT BEAMS AND SUN RAYS AFIRE YOU’LL NEVER KNOW
WHEN LIES AND COMFORT ARE PART OF THE DEAL
HOW DOES IT FEEL

DROWNING YOUR FAITH IN A FIELD OF YOUR MISTAKES
CLOSE UP YOUR EYES LIKE A SHIELD, YOU’RE STILL AWAKE
LIES AND COMFORT, YOU SAY YOU WANNA LEARN TO DANCE
YOU’RE GONNA HAVE TO TAKE A CHANCE

NOW, I’M KEEPING MY FAITH IN YOU
KEEPING MY FAITH ALIVE
I’M NOT AFRAID OF YOU
I’M NOT AFRAID TO DIE
I’M NOT AFRAID OF YOU

AFTER THERE’S NOONE TO BLAME, NOBODY ELSE
CARRY THE WEIGHT OF THIS CROSS ALL BY YOURSELF
WHEN LIES AND COMFORT HAVE LOST THEIR APPEAL
HOW DOES IT FEEL

HOW DOES IT FEEL NOW
I’M KEEPING MY FAITH IN YOU
KEEPING MY FAITH ALIVE
I’M NOT AFRAID OF YOU
I’M NOT AFRAID TO DIE
I’M NOT AFRAID OF YOU ANYMORE


 ANYTHING BETTER

Words and music by Michelle Mangione

 

WOULD YOU LEAVE IT ALL BEHIND
FOR ANYTHING BETTER
ARE YOU WAITING FOR A SIGN
ANYTHING BETTER
COUNT YOUR CHICKENS IF YOU MUST
AS THEY VANISH INTO DUST

I DON’T WANNA CHANGE YOUR MIND
IT’S WORKING OVERTIME
AND HAPPINESS IS LONG OVERDUE
I DON’T WANNA CHANGE YOUR WAYS
BUT YOU’VE SEEN BETTER DAYS
AND BETTER DAYS ARE WAITING FOR YOU

WOULD YOU THROW IT ALL AWAY
FOR ANYTHING BETTER
HAVE YOU ANYTHING TO SAY
ANYTHING BETTER

AS YOU BICKER WITH YOUR PLANS
LEAVE A LIGHT ON IF YOU CAN

(REPEAT CHORUS)


 

JUPITER
Words and music by Michelle Mangione

LAST NIGHT I CHASED A VILLIAN TO AN UNFAMILIAR PLACE
WAY DOWN ON THE OTHER SIDE OF TOWN
I DREAMT I WAS THE HERO, WHAT A WAY TO END THE CHASE
I PULLED MY SWORD AND TOOK HIM TO THE GROUND
LYING IN MY SHADOW HE DID WHISPER SOMETHING CLEAR

I COULD HAVE SWORN THAT VILLIAN KNEW MY NAME
AND FOR JUST A MOMENT MY REFLECTION DID APPEAR
THE HERO AND THE VILLIAN ARE THE SAME

HE SAID, “I MUST TELL YOU, IT’S ABOUT TIME THAT WE MEET”
AND I SAID, “THERE IS NO NEED TO EXPLAIN, YOU CAN PACK YOUR BAGS TOMMORROW
BECAUSE AS LONG AS YOU ARE HERE I DO BELIEVE MY TROUBLES WILL REMAIN”
I WONDERED WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF I SHOT HIM IN THE BACK
BUT WHO WAS I TO PUT MY SOUL TO SHAME
SO HE ASKED ME JUST TO FACE HIM OR AT LEAST TO FACE THE FACT
THE HERO AND THE VILLIAN ARE THE SAME

I REMEMBER CHASING JUPITER, YESTERDAY WAS EASIER
IF I SURRENDER HOW CAN I BE SURE IT’S TIME?

THAT HERO CHASED ME DOWN AS IF HE’D TRACKED MY EVERY MOVE
HE TOLD ME HE HAD ONE THING LEFT TO SAY…
“IF IT WASN’T FOR MY FAILURES I WOULD NEVER SEE THE TRUTH”
HE SHOOK MY HAND AND RODE HIS HORSE AWAY
IT DIDN’T GO DOWN EASY LIKE A REMEDY FOR SALE
BUT IF HE KNEW THE PRICE HE’D HAVE TO PAY
WASN’T MADE OF GOLD OR SILVER HE WOULD STILL HAVE MADE THE DEAL…

I REMEMBER CHASING JUPITER…


 

I CAN’T DECIDE
Words And Music By Michelle Mangione

YOU CAME TODAY
THE SKY IS BLUE THE SKY IS GRAY
I CAN’T DECIDE

SOMETHING YOU SAID
IT’S IN YOUR EYES IT’S IN MY HEAD
I CAN’T DECIDE
I CAN’T DECIDE

I KNOW THE WAY IT GOES I UNDERSTAND
ONE THING YOU’LL NEVER KNOW
IS WRITTEN IN THE SAND

YOU CAME AROUND
YOU LIFT ME UP YOU BRING ME DOWN
I CAN’T DECIDE
I CAN’T DECIDE

ONE DAY I THINK MY PLANS ARE CRYSTAL CLEAR
THEY SLIP RIGHT THROUGH MY HANDS
AND THEN THEY DISAPPEAR

YOU WENT AWAY THE SKY IS BLUE THE SKY IS GRAY
I CAN’T DECIDE
I CAN’T DECIDE


 

MAN WITH A GUN
Words and Music by Michelle Mangione

I MET A MAN WITH A GUN
FOLLOWING ME FROM BEHIND
WHEN HE PUT THAT GUN INTO MY BACK
HAD ME FROZEN WHERE I STOOD
AND NOW HIS TROUBLE IS MINE

PASSED BY A WOMAN OF AGE
NOTICED A VACANCY SIGN
THEY SAID NOONE EVER CAME TO CALL
SO SHE CHECKED OUT FOR GOOD
I HEAR HER CHILDREN ARE FINE

AND THE CHILDREN IN THE CITY
DON’T PLAY IN THE YARDS
WATCHING FROM THE WINDOWS
THEY’LL BE SAFE BEHIND THE BARS OF FREEDOM

IT HAS TO HUMBLE A MAN
TO LOSE HIS HOUSE AND HIS HOME
BUT WHEN A POOR BOY’S TIRED OF BEING POOR
HE KNOWS THERE’S GOT TO BE SOMETHING MORE
AND SO HE PICKS UP THE PHONE

AND THEY ASK SO MANY QUESTIONS –
“ARE YOU BLACK OR WHITE,
SLEEPING WITH ANOTHER MAN
AND GIVING UP YOUR RIGHT TO FREEDOM”

AND THE LEADERS OF MY COUNTRY
WELL THEY TELL ME THE’YRE MY FRIENDS
AND IF I LISTEN CAREFULLY I’LL GROW UP TO BE THEM
SO HOORAY FOR ALL THE SOLDIERS
STICKING TO THEIR GUNS
IF DESTINY WAS UP TO ME I THINK
I’D MAKE A RUN FOR FREEDOM

TEACH ME THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE
UNSPOKEN AND UNDERSTOOD
AFTER ALL THIS TALK OF MAKING PEACE
WELL I THINK I’VE HEARD ENOUGH
I’D CLOSE MY EYES IF I COULD

BUT HOORAY FOR CONVERSATION
TRYING TO MAKE SOME SENSE
ARE WE FEELING STRONG ENOUGH
TO DISARM THE DEFENSE

AND HOORAY FOR ALL THE NATIONS
BLEEDING US TO WAR
ONLY IN THE NAME OF LOVE
OR SOMETHING THAT I’M NOT SURE OF

HOORAY FOR MY RELIGION
I DON’T KNOW WHAT FOR
BUT SOMEONE SAID IF I BELIEVED
THEY’D OPEN UP THE DOORS
TO A THOUSAND HUNGRY PEOPLE
THAT I MAY NEVER MEET
LET THEM REACH THE PROMISED LAND
AND GOBBLE UP THE STREETS OF FREEDOM


 

LITTLE GENIUS
Words and music by Michelle Mangione

 

WOULDN’T YOU LIKE TO SEE MY AEROPLANE FLY
I’LL LET YOU SIT BEHIND THE WHEEL
WE COULD BE BACK BEFORE DAYLIGHT
OUT OF THE BLUE SKY

PILOT ME BACK A LONG WAY INTO THE PAST
MOVING THIS FAST APPEARS SURREAL
IT’S GOING TO BE A LONG, LONG FLIGHT
OUT OF THE BLUE SKY

HANG AROUND LITTLE GENIUS
COME ALONG FOR THE RIDE
THERE’S A DARK CLOUD BETWEEN US AND THE DAY
I’M ON FIRE

TURBULENCE ONLY FEELS LIKE LOSING CONTROL
AS IF CONTROL WAS SOMETHING REAL
WHAT MAKES A GLIDER STEAL A RIDE
OUT OF THE BLUE SKY

HANG ARAOUND LITTLE GENIUS
COME ALONG FOR THE RIDE
THERE’S A DARK CLOUD BETWEEN US AND TODAY
I’M ON FIRE


 

 

TRAIN
Words and music by Michelle Mangione

I WAS STANDING AT THE STATION WITH A MONKEY ON MY BACK
BOUGHT A ONE-WAY TO SALVATION ON A MILLION MILES OF TRACK
“ALL ABOARD” I HEARD A CALLING AS I STUMBLED TO THE CAR
FEEL THAT MIGHTY ENGINE ROLLING TO THE BEATING OF MY HEART

I COULD CROSS THE OCEAN FILL MY SAILS WITH WIND
LET THE WEATHER TAKE ME WHERE I GO
BUT THIS LOCOMOTION’S GOT ME ON THIS TRACK
GUESS I CAN’T GO BACK I’VE GOT TO RIDE THIS TRAIN OH LORD

CAN YOU HEAR THAT WHISTLE HOWLING AS SHE REACHES ROUND THE BEND
WELL I MUST HAVE BEEN MISTAKEN, TOOK THAT MONKEY FOR A FRIEND
YOU MIGHT SAY I’M BOUND FOR NOWHERE, I’VE GOT NOWHERE LEFT TO HIDE
AND IF I NEVER GET TO GLORY WELL AT LEAST THIS RIDER TRIED

I COULD CROSS THE OCEAN...