Wrong
 
It was a confluence of calamities

A perfect storm of idiocy

Most of that - all mine
 
Wrong place wrong time

Wrong situation

Wrong wrong wrong
 
All the way down the line
 
I mustn't fly and I mustn’t kneel

I gotta stay on an even keel

Keep my brain cells firing in line
 
Wrong place wrong time
 
Wrong situation
 
Wrong wrong wrong

All the way down the line
 
Say hello to Dr Jekyll Say hello to Mr Hyde

Not sure which one you’re going to find
 
Stay away from the poison man

Stay away from the poison
 
That stuff could kill you - DEAD
 
Was there something in the footsteps
 
Something brewing in the night

A certain kind of destiny

No man could fight
 
The city has her secrets

She has her memories

The city's got her justice
 
Dealt out on the streets
 
They were talking in some ancient tongue

Wondering what good they'd done

Thinking maybe they’d been kind of fooled
 
All along
 
Say hello to Dr Jekyll Say hello to Mr Hyde

Not sure which one you’re going to find
 
Stay away from the poison man
 
Stay away from the poison

That stuff could kill you - DEAD
 
 
 
 
Here’s To The Love
 
Here’s to the love
Here’s to the love you’ve got
Shine it Shine it
Shine it all around the world
 
I see dark streets
I feel the eyes
I know the greed and I know the lies
 
I watch the blind ambition
As the mighty constellations
Go screaming across the sky
 
There’s a faraway war on the radio
But it started just down the street
I’m sure I’m just as guilty as
All the people that I never want to meet
 
Here’s to the love
Here’s to the love you’ve got
Shine it Shine it
Shine it all around the world
 
I see red leaves
I see green
I know the future
And I know the past
 
I see the beauty
I feel the pain
If you wait long enough
Nothing’s gonna last
 
And I heard a song on the radio
He was singing about Blueberry Hill
If time is an ocean
There sure is enough of it to kill
 
Yeah I heard a song on the radio
They were singing about Scarborough Fair
Inside a million dreams
I’ll be waiting for you there
 
Here’s to the love
Here’s to the love you’ve got
Shine it Shine it
Shine it all around the world
 
 
 
 
When I Look At You
 
I try not to get too down
Or too excited anymore
Gotta stay half way
Between the ceiling and the floor
 
But when I look at you
When I look at you
I’ve got all I need to get me through
 
I’ve been watching the birds on the river
I’ve seen them trying to survive
I’ve given up on wondering
What this crazy world’s gonna deliver
Given up asking why
 
But when I look at you
When I look at you
I’ve got all I need to get me through
 
 
 
Wide Blue Ocean
 
Now I’m in charge
I’m gonna lay down the law
It won’t be anything
Like it was before
 
There’ll be no more love
And everything that you hate
Will be subject to approval
Sanctioned by the state
 
I’m gonna run
To the land of the midnight sun
Watch wild colors dancing in the sky
My head too full to be asking why
Why Why
 
I’ll be transfixed
I’ll be spellbound
I may not even notice
You’re no longer around
 
Now I’m in the ditch
Losing blood
Vainly seeking assistance
From somewhere above
 
I wanna fly
Way up in the sky
I wanna fly
High high high
 
Over the wide blue ocean
Into your arms
 
Now I’ve got a plan
I won’t be blown off course
By a vortex of vicissitudes
Or a mercenary war
 
I’m gonna live and die by the sword
I’ve got mine I’ll take yours
 
I’m gonna fly
Way up in the sky
I’m gonna fly
High high high
 
Over the wide blue ocean
Into your arms
 
 
 
When The Devil Has His Day
 
You took my right
You took my wrong
I told some lies
I wrote some songs
 
And I kiss your lips from a thousand miles away
I won’t be dancing on anybody’s grave
But when the devil has his day
You better not get in his way
 
I could see the evil in your eyes
I was too young too dumb to realize
But if I’d have got some good advice
Would I have listened anyway
 
You took my rough
You took my smooth
I gave my love
All to you
 
I bless your eyes from a thousand miles away
I won’t be dancing on anybody’s grave
But when the devil has his day
You better not get in his way
 
I’m just trying to fix this broken mind of mine
With long walks and sunsets
And good old-fashioned time
 
You took my right
You took my wrong
I told some lies
I wrote some songs
 
You know this mystery could be divine
Not sure I’ll ever be some way inclined
But I’m open
To suggestions
 
Now you’re out of touch
You’re out of time
You had your day
And now it’s mine
 
You can tell your lies from a thousand miles away
They won’t be bothering me in any kind of way
Cos when the devil has his day
I know that I’ll be far away
 
 
 
Breathe
 
Close your eyes and breathe

No one could ever tell you what you should believe
 
Somehow somewhere someday

You might find

Some kind

Of happy place
 
With life and death side by side
 
In some little corner of this crazy ephemeral paradise
 
Close your eyes and breathe
 
I don't have any answers if the question is why

I guess the day you stop learning is the day that you die

And if you stop learning and you're still alive

Maybe you die just a little inside
 
Somehow somewhere someday
 
Close your eyes and breathe
 
 
 
 

 
Through The Cracks In The Pavement
 
She took the boat into the dark dark sea

Just to get away from me

She said, I won't pay for your mistakes

Anymore

I refuse to drown in the consequences

Of all your foolish ways
 
From today

Born again

All your lights are green

Regrets are just a dream

I'm sorry

For all the stupid things that I've done

I'm sorry I'm sorry I'm sorry I'm sorry I'm sorry

But I'm not looking for forgiveness
 
If I was that way inclined

Could I go to a confession to ease my troubled mind

Would it really be that simple

To unload the burden

And get into heaven through the back door
 
Monkey had to go

Struck out on his own

Through the cracks in the pavement
 
 
 
Drama
 
Drama drama
Had enough of all that
 
Why you always poking me
Provoking me
 
Won’t you let me be
Let me be
 
There’s a storm raging
On the ocean
 
It ain’t exactly calm
Here on dry land
 
There’s a storm raging
On the ocean
 
There’s a fire in my heart
Tonight
 
 
 
We Visit And We Leave
 
We visit and we leave
Our time here is all too brief
We visit and we leave
 
We say hello and we say goodbye
We watch the seasons pass us by
 
We hear the sounds and we see the sights
We taste the fruits and we drink the vines
 
We get consumed by love and hate
We find it hard to wait
 
We realize and we regret
The things we worked for
And the things we didn’t get
 
We visit and we leave
 
We visit and we leave
If we’re loved we may be grieved
 
Or we may just be and then be not
Unnoticed left to rot
 
As in life so in death
No one cared enough to check
 
We visit and we leave
 
We visit and we leave
Our time here is all too brief
We visit and we leave
 
We visit and we leave
 
 
 
 
Welcome To The Darkness
 
Welcome to the darkness

Hope you brought your memories of the sun

It's cold here in the darkness
 
Now that all the light has gone
 
I don't wanna wait no more in the darkness
 
Gotta find my way to the sun

No one left to blame for all my cold cold blood

I used to love everyone
 
Down here
On these mean streets
 
Where the good will not survive
 
Where the evil thrives
 
Now
There is no justice

Everybody's on the make

Everybody's on the take
 
I don't wanna wait no more in the darkness

Gotta find my way to the sun

No one left to blame for all my cold cold blood

I used to love everyone
 
 
 
 
 
No Accounting For Stupid
 
No accounting for stupid
 
No accounting for stupid
As the sun goes down
No accounting for stupid
As the world turns round
 
No accounting for stupid
As the sun goes down
No accounting for stupid
As the world turns around
 
There you are
 
Gotta look to the future
There’s nothing else that we can do
 
Someone’s got to be there for the 3:43
Someone’s got to be there
It could be me
 
There you are
 
Can’t see the sacred
For the color of your lies
Can’t see the sacred
 
 
 
 
Starlight
 
Starlight - Filling the sky
Your love so far away
Starlight - Oh what a sight
You’re not with me today
 
I reach out for you now
And we touch
We touch somehow
On this starry night
On this starry night
 
City streets
Everything moves so fast
When you’re not with me
Time just seems to pass so slowly
 
I reach out for you now
And we touch
We touch somehow
On these city streets
On these city streets
 
Starlight - Filling the sky
Your love so far away
Starlight - Oh what a sight
You’re not with me today
 
I reach out for you now
And we touch
We touch somehow
On this starry night
On this starry night
 
 
 
Be My Love
 
Come with me
Walking in the mountains
Come with me
Let’s go swimming in the sea
 
Be my friend through millennia
Be my love
 
Through the tears
And with the laughter
I will listen
While you talk
 
Be my friend through millennia
Be my love
 
When the sky
Captures all your senses
Know that I
Surrendered just the same
 
Be my friend through millennia
Be my love
 
 
 
 
On the Night that I Died
 
On the night that I died
I took my first drink at a quarter to five
On the night that I died
 
On the night that I died
I was listening to John Prine
Singing Lake Marie
 
He was holding a big guitar
Shining like a star
Shining like a star
 
On the night that I died
I was thinking about the oceans
The stars in the sky
The Earth and the trees
The birds and the bees
And the warmth of the ones I love
 
On the night that I died
On the night that I died
 
I had a feeling of eternal gratitude
Just for knowing you
 
And I said
Before I get out of here
Bring me one Irish one bourbon and one beer
Give me just a taste of this sweet sweet life
One more time
 
On the night that I died
I know that I cried
Tears of sadness and tears of joy
On the night that I died
I’m sure that I smiled
Thinking about the journey
 
On the night that I died
On the night that I died
 
 
 
 
Something Special
 
I don’t know a thing about music
But I like the sound of a single string
 
I don’t know no DNA
How things are made
All the numbers that you gave them
 
But god knows you’re something special
I know you’re something special
To me
 
I don’t know a thing about nature
But I see diamonds in the snow
 
I watch the clouds passing by
I don’t care how they fly
 
But god knows they’re something special
I know they’re something special
To me
 
From the mountains to the plains
In every heart where love remains
 
Don’t know if it’s worth dying for
But I know that it’s worth fighting for
 
Like a thief in the night
You won’t notice til it’s gone
A silent assassin
You won’t hear it come
 
Every flood
Starts with a single raindrop
The drip drip drip of good intentions
Til you wash it all away
 
I don’t know a thing about freedom
I take it for granted every day
 
But I know it’s forged in blood
The wasted seeds of the ones we loved
 
And god knows it’s something special
I know it’s something special
To me
 
From the mountains to the plains
In every heart where love remains
 
Don’t know if it’s worth dying for
But I know that it’s worth fighting for
 
Like a thief in the night
You won’t notice til it’s gone
A silent assassin
You won’t hear it come
 
Every flood
Starts with a single raindrop
The drip drip drip of good intentions
Til you wash it all away
 
I don’t know a thing about music
But I like the sound of a single string
 
 
 
All lyrics written by A.J. Jenkins
Copyright 2021: All rights reserved
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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