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Lyrics For:  ·    "No Parking Any Time"   ·    "Full Moon"   ·    "Mansion on Mars"

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City Blues

© 2005 Marcia Guderian, all rights reserved

Gonna Move In To The City gonna paint my toenails blue   (2x)
Gonna show those city slickers what a home-town girl can do

When those big skyscapers come tumbling down on you   (2x)
Then everybody's got a story and you'll never know what's true

If you don't believe in Heaven, don't know what you're gonna do   (2x)
and if you don't believe in Hell then there ain't no place for you

He's got big brown eyes and warm brown skin
He's got plastic money and a big wide grin
He talks that jive so fast and loose
He's like Humphrey Bogart and Mother Goose
And Honey if he ain't with you
Then he must be out with someone new

Everybody in the city's got these lowdown lonesome blues   (2x)
In the city it's so busy that you can't tell whose is whose
Gonna Move..... (repeat 1st verse)

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For A While

© 1989 Marcia Guderian,all rights reserved

 Come to haunt me a while
 To bewitch and beguile
 To fill my heart with daydreams
 Stealing so slowly around and below me
 Like dewdrops mixed with sunbeams

 What a day to be here with this vision so clear
 Inspiration so near, so near

 Don't reach out, do not touch
 Don't risk losing so much
 For the minute you say it could chase it away
 For the words are double-dealing

 You can come for the ride with no ego or pride
 You can set your cares aside
 For A While

( Instrumental Section )

 I will come for the ride with no ego or pride
 I will set my cares aside
 For A While

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Mr. Benefactor

© 1995 Marcia Guderian, all rights reserved

 Mr. Benefactor, won't you market me
 Mr. Benefactor, I'm a viable commodity
 I know I'm struggling now but if you know how
 You could make a star out of me
 Oh oh oh Mr. Benefactor won't you put your money on me

 I'll sing you sweet songs every night
 I'll shine for you, I'll be your light
 I'll show up for every gig on time
 I'll write you songs that sound just right
 With words that fit and hooks that bite
 Oh Mr. Benefactor, I'll make it rhyme

 Oh Mr. Benefactor, I know you're out there somewhere
 Oh Mr. Benefactor, don't you even care?
 Don't you know I'm singing my heart out playing my part
 at the clubs and the bars and the fair
 Oh oh oh Mr. Benefactor won't you meet me there

 Mr. Benefactor, won't you market me
 Mr. Benefactor, I'm a viable commodity
 I know I'm struggling now, but if you know how
 You could make a star out of me
 Oh oh oh Mr. Benefactor, won't you put your money
 Mr. Benefactor, won't you put your money
 Mr. Benefactor, won't you put your money on me

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It's Not Quite Right

© 2001 Marcia Guderian, all rights reserved

Chorus:
         And it's not quite right
         Like drinking wine from a teacup
         No it's not quite right
         Like placing roses in a jar

Have you asked yourself how long
Should you and I go on
When it's not quite right
No it's not quite right

When I try to talk to you
I can never quite get through
'Cause it's not quite right
No it's not quite right

We cannot live together
Still the months have turned to years
And we don't recall the laughter
And we don't forget the tears

( Chorus )

Even back when we began
Perhaps we knew it then
That it was not quite right
No it's not quite right

  

  

Now the years have come and gone
And a habit just hangs on
But it's not quite right
No it's not quite right

And every year brings less regard,
Less care and less respect
When I think about my hopes and dreams
It's painful to reflect

( Chorus: That it's not quite right..... )

( Instrumental Section )

If we could take the years that passed
And roll them back right now
Would we then find the courage
To face up to this some how

( Chorus: That it's not quite right..... )

No it's not quite right
It's just the way we are

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View From The Middle

© 1989 Marcia Guderian, all rights reserved

 We're looking all the time but no one seems to see
 We're working over time to prove that we are free
 We hear a little and we let the rest go by
 It takes too long to see what doesn't meet the eye
 Lost in our own worlds and happy that way
 Too bad this old world is going a stray

 I am so busy and I know you're busy too
 Saving the world would be too much for me or you
 Too bad the ones who care are only just a few
 When we can see the end we won't know what to do
 You make your living and you make your claim to fame
 Never believing or accepting the blame

 ( repeat first verse )

 I am so busy and I know you're busy too
 When we can see the end we won't know what to do
 we won't know what to do
 we won't know what to do
 

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Time Such a Time

© 1989 M. Guderian, all rights reserved

Time Such a Time, cast adrift floating free
 Lying between the lines, hiding out where all can see

 rolling and rolling around
 following wallowing down
 around, turn around

 Up, up and down
 falling over, climbing round
 Life takes its toll
 payment rendered from the soul
 

 riding the waves of the brain
 finding the limits of pain
 arrange, rearrange

 Time.... time..... time.....

 Time Such a Time, cast adrift floating free

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You Ain't Got Room To Talk

© 1996 Marcia Guderian, all rights reserved

I'm Tired of hearing from you
 I'd rather be alone
 If you don't like what I do
 Then go and do your own
 I ain't got time to listen
 To any more of your jealous criticism
 You better go take a walk
 'Cause here you ain't got room to talk

Ain't gonna let my heart break
 Just'cause you put me down
 If you don't like what I make
 Then why you hanging 'round?
 I ain't got time to listen
 To any more of your jealous criticism
 You better get off your rock
 'Cause now you ain't got room to talk

Now what you think just don't matter
 Your little brain can be ignored
 But if your head gets any fatter
 It won't fit out that door
 I ain't got time to listen
 To any more of your jealous criticism
 You better eat your sock
 Because you ain't got room
 No no you ain't got room
 Because you ain't got room to talk
 I ain't got time to listen
 To any more of your jealous criticism

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Gentle and Bright

© 1989 M. Guderian, all rights reserved

 May your fortune guide you into the light
 and never try to hide cruel truth from your sight
 never to divide your left from your right
 and may you always know
 and may you always know
 and may your vision show
 a future that is Gentle and Bright

 When all the world is dark
 and filled with despair and doubt
 somewhere there's still a spark
 that hasn't gone out

 so may you always be
 wise in sympathy
 and may you always see
 a future that is Gentle and Bright

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I'ts Easy

© 1989 M. Guderian, all rights reserved

 And I'ts Easy, I'ts Easy
 Here with you it all seems so easy, and easily
 you taught my heart to sing this song
 No need for right or wrong,
 no rules that must apply, don't be shy
 Let the soul of your imagination fly, let it fly

 And it's more than a love song
 Don't dare to hope that nothing can go wrong, but even so,
 something inside me seems to know
 My only way to go
 coincides with yours
 And all the doors
 are opening before us as we go, as we go

 As we go, love
 Dreams and ideas seem to flow, love
 Newfound excitement fills each day, love
 and the blues just stay away, love

 ( repeat first verse )

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They Just Want Your Money

© 1989 Marcia Guderian, all rights reserved

Well the doctors say "Let's cut you open
 And take out that that's interlopin'
 And you've seen that on television
 It's something you can self-envision
 But They Just Want Your Money
 They Just Want Your Money
 They Just Want Your Money
 They Just Want Your Money

 Well step right up and sign right here
 And you can take the latest cure
 'Cause you never know if you've been sneezin'
 You just might have that new disease
 and They Just Want Your Money
 They Just Want Your Money
 They Just Want Your Money
 They Just Want Your Money

( Instrumental break )

 And if you think insurance can
 come up with a better plan
 How can it be cheaper when
 they add another middle man?
 and They Just Want Your Money
 They Just Want Your Money
 They Just Want Your Money
 They Just Want Your Money

( Instrumental break )

 It's funny how big business can
 create the market it demands
 And if you'll worry for your health
 they will hurry for your wealth
 'Cause They Just Want Your Money
 They Just Want Your Money
 They Just Want Your Money
 They Just Want Your Money

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Knowing All Along

© 1989 Marcia Guderian, all rights reserved

A memory drifting through my mind
 Undefined
 of Knowing All Along
 that you'd be gone someday
 Leaving me behind so far away

 Just a temporary love affair
 Guess we both knew it at the start
 But somehow in the time we spent together
 I let you touch my heart

 What's a heart? A muscle in your chest
 pulsing life out to the rest
 rhythm of the inner music
 That melody, flowing through my mind
 made me blind
 to Knowing All Along
 that you'd be gone one day
 leaving me alone to find my way

 Funny how a place can tie you down
 put you round a bend
 Funny how love can turn you upside down again

 What is love? A light that's come and gone
 Peace and Joy tagging along
 sparkle of that inner song
 That melody singing through my mind
 out of time
 Knowing All Along
 that you'd be gone someday
 leaving me to stand in my own way
 leaving me to stand in my own way

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Me And The Blues

© 2005 Marcia Guderian, all rights reserved

When the Blues came looking for me this time all that I could do
 Was to hide behind my paper and pretend to read the news
 But all around the headlines the Blues came peaking through
 And in between the lines they helped to cover up the truth
 And my eyes filled up with tears and my soul cried out in pain
 And then before I knew it we were face to face again

Chorus:
         Me And The Blues, it ought-a be a crime
         Me And The Blues, I'm crying all the time

Sometimes I sit and wonder why I never do things right
 Then the Blues come creeping under and they change my fear to fright
 They mask what's up ahead so the background fills my sight
 And I fall away from heaven like a wounded bird in flight
 And I never used to know that the Blues could be so strong
 And I don't know where to go 'cause the Blues go on and on   ( Chorus )

When the Blues come looking for you you can run but you can't hide
 You can leave 'em far behind you and then find 'em deep inside
 You can put them in their place when you're up to run the race
 But like a shadow in the background the Blues are keeping pace
 And you better keep on singing or the Blues'll do you wrong
 And you just can't keep from swinging with the Blues in every song   ( Chorus )

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The Devil Owns The Oil

© 2005 Marcia Guderian, all rights reserved

 Well you may roll down to your church, yes you may fall down on your knees
 You may be reborn and speak in tongues and witness and receive
 But when you get back in your car again you may not own your soul
 'Cause we're all in debt to the Devil 'cause The Devil Owns The Oil

 Someone started drilling deep into the ground
 and found that black gold bubbling and oozing all around
 and turned it into riches and influence and fame
 And the Devil, he was laughing as the moth flew toward the flame

 And the Devil, he was laughing as the moth flew toward the flame
 And it seeped into the water and burned into the skies
 It spread poison and destruction all around this earth
 And the Devil, he was laughing 'cause he knew what it was worth

Chorus:
         Burning in the East, Burning in the West
         Petroleum, petroleum, distillate of death

 Now "civilized society" depends upon the oil
 Stockholders like vultures waiting for the spoil
 And nobody is blameless but no one is to blame
 And the Devil is well satisfied. To him it's all the same

 Now hellfires burn brightly as the oil wells run dry
 And sickness takes the living and the heavens start to cry
 The planet is defaced and life is compromised
 And the interests of the wealthy triumph over the wise

 Now there's so many things to buy for it, So many ways to die for it
 And the Devil laughs at all we do as we fight for the last of the poisoned brew

 ( chorus )

 ( repeat first verse )

 Yes we're all in debt to the Devil, The Devil Owns The Oil

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Contradiction

© 1991 Marcia Guderian, all rights reserved

Oh what contradiction
 My Country Tis Of Thee
 To say we fight for peace
 or force others to be free
 To act like might is what makes right
 and label that "Democracy"
 Oh what contradiction
 My Country Tis Of Thee

 ( repeat )

 And when we let democracy
 get tangled in hypocrisy
 Tis then the thought that frightens me
 My Country Tis Of Thee

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