“Islands” 

                  (Jimmy Haber)

If I could cross the sea I’d finally see you, 

A warm jetstream would take me far away, 

as waves are lapping at my feet this morning, I’m thinking of you, I know I will all day,

Sun is heating up the sand, 

A seagulls soaring over land, 

And I am smiling at the sea, 

and I know that Fate is smiling at me today,

From 6000 miles away fate calls to me,

It’s time to join the world again, 

it’s time to put your heart in it, 

it’s time to join the world again, 

It’s time to jump into life again, 

so  grab your girl and baby give her a spin, 

It’s time to join the world again, 

well years ago, I’d  have never known, 

that I could feel this way,

longing for some sense of home,

but no one lets me stay,

Well years ago I’d have never known, 

that I could feel this way, 

longing for a sense of home, 

or whatever comes my way,

It’s time to join the world again, 

it’s time to start over or maybe do it again, 

it’s time to join the world again,

It’s time to put yourself out there, 

so grab your boots and all your leisure suits, and watch your horizon bend, 

it’s time to join the world again.

 

            “What am i going to do?”

                     (Jimmy Haber)

I was changing along yeah with the weather, untieing knots in the tether

That was holding you to me,

You held on so desperately, 

And I knew you despised what I was doing, 

But your letting go was my undoing, 

It was tearing us apart,

But Your leaving was the start,

What am I going to do without you,

What an I going to say I need you, 

What am I going to do 

When you re not around,

You danced right by with your decision,

In a parking lot of precision,

And it went on far too long, 

Then everything went wrong,

And when you drove away I dared not think 

What you would say, 

If I whispered that I was wrong,

What am I going to do without you,

What an I going to say I need you, 

What am I going to do 

When you re not around,

Hasn’t been a day since you left me,

When I haven’t thought about what you told me, I’m the one who’s wrong,

And you’re the one who’s gone,

And when I finally realized, that you were gone

And finalized, 

The feeling I had hit me so hard,

Another change wouldn’t suit me,

Now I know that there’s no recouping,

Losses I have earned, and lessons I have 

Learned,

What am I going to do without you,

What an I going to say I need you, 

What am I going to do 

When you’re not around. 

 

                    “Too long since so long”

                             (Jimmy Haber)

Do I break down and buy those flowers for you, 

do I make up excuses and try to find you, 

no I don’t, but maybe I should, 

but what if I do it wouldn’t do any good, 

cause it’s been too long, since we said so long, do I break down and cry bitter tears for you,

Do I linger on thoughts and little notions of you, 

yes I do, but someday I won’t,

 cause everyone knows I’ve got to try to Move on, 

cause it’s been too long, since we said so long, it’s been too long, I’m telling you it’s all wrong, for how many days did our loving go on, 

and how many plans did we make that went wrong, 

well how many words were heard or unsaid, and why can’t I get you out of my head, 

it’s been too long, you’ve got to go,

with the tear in My eye, bye-bye

Do I break down and buy those flowers for you,

Do I break down and cry bitter tears for you,

As I linger on thoughts and fading photos of you,

Well I do whatever I can, when I get these feelings that I don’t understand,

Well what do I do, you know it’s so hard, ignoring those places where you are in my heart,

So what if I don’t or maybe I should, 

but what if I do it wouldn’t do any good, 

cause it’s been too long, since we said so long it’s been too long, so so long.

 

 

                       “She’s coming apart”

                             (Jimmy Haber)

How many ways do I got to say what’s in my heart, 

how many ways is she going to say death to us part, 

oh baby, don’t you leave me Sitting here at the table like that, 

oh baby you’re not leaving make no mistake about that, 

well she knows all about these things, 

yes she knows for sure, 

and no complaining about it, 

she’s picking up roses, we’re pushing up daisies,

How many ways do I Gotta say we’re falling apart, 

over Serbian disco, Lucky charms, and cigarettes,

Oh lately, she’s letting the absolute do all the talking yeah, 

don’t you leave me, I think she’s going mad, 

no mistake about that, 

well she knows all about it, 

oh she knows for sure, 

there’s no reason to doubt it, 

she’s tearing up roses, she’s off of her rocker, she’s coming apart, I think she’s coming  apart, I feel it deep in my heart, I think she’s coming apart,

Oh shut up, you don’t know what I feel, 

she says, oh shut up, you don’t know if anything is real, 

oh shut up, you’re not walking away from the table like that, 

don’t you leave me, always coming down never going back,

 yeah she knows all about these things, 

yeah she’s been here before, 

it’s how she goes all about it, 

she’s ripping up roses she’s pushing up daisies, 

She’s coming apart, I think she’s coming apart, I feel it deep in my heart, I think she’s coming apart,

How many ways do I got to let this play out, how many ways am I going to let this play out, oh shut up, don’t you leave me here why are you running like that, 

don’t you leave me, always going down never going back, 

well she knows all about these things, 

yes she’s been here before, 

it’s how she goes all about it, 

she’s pulling up roses, she’s Pushing up daisies,

She’s coming apart, I think she’s coming apart, I feel it deep in my heart, I think she’s coming apart.

 

                            “She reasons”

                           (Jimmy Haber)

She sees the reason for living and she’s right, and she’s forgotten all her sadness well, 

she reasons it out, and she finds the meaning, for the life she was given, open eyed, 

she has opinions and she writes them late at night, 

she hands us paper and we read it and,

she sees how we listen, if we hear her at all, and we throw it in a basket,

 and we go Nana Nana, 

and she reasons it out, 

And she finds an opinion, for the life she was given, 

what is living, and what is life, 

she is the minion, and God says on with life,

I want to hear her and I’ll follow everywhere,

She knows the feeling been forsaken, 

and she reasoned it out, And she climbed out of darkness, 

will she tell me her secret,

what is living, and who’s to say, 

She has the power,

What is love, what is life, tell me everything that you know.

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                          “I was in love”

                          (Jimmy Haber)

Well I had pockets of worthless coins to call you, if I wanted to, 

but I was caught up in a fateful twist,

 I abhorred it, adored it, 

well 20 minutes in an old phone booth, 

and my mind change 20 times, 

A phonebook balanced upon my knees, 

and everyone thought I was in love, 

Lord above,

I met her just a block ago, 

exchanged nametags, it’s all we had, 

we talked about some blue chip stocks,

 she said to call her, I oughta, 

and I was thinking for a block or so, 

she was the only thing on my mind, 

and I wasn’t worried about Wall Street news, so I could tell that I was in love, I was in love,

Her office patched me to her phone and I was holding, 

I’d have to wait a minute or two they told me, the booth was thick with sentiment,

 And my hand was down my collar, 

I’d love to see her face-to-face,

 cause it would save me a couple of dollars, 

so I waited, and I waited,

Staring at the colors, of a sunset out in space, it was getting close to closing time, 

but I had time to wait, 

because I was in love, I was on hold,

Thoughtless of me is what she said, can I help you?

I said you ought to,

And we discussed my IRA and then she boldly, yeah, she sold me, 

so when I look at my portfolio, 

I think of her golden hair,

A broker broke my loving heart, 

but at least I got my share,

Cause I was in love, yes I was in love, 

I was in love.

 

 

 

 

                    “The servants quarters”

                            (Jimmy Haber)

Behind a house off a cul-de-sac, 

is a leanto shelter wouldn’t call it a shack, 

the outlets are high and the counters low,

the floor is tilting don’t know why I just know, the walls are white, but pictures hang everywhere, 

sounds of laughter I don’t know could be so here we go,

Well par for the course, donuts served without any fear, 

and by the toy parade, a sudsy fountain once every year,

But at the servants quarters,

A little bird bath with a Bluejay in it,

With a psycho cat groovin to eat it, 

the mums all right, yeah! mother trims all the weeds,

Servants quarters are always nice and clean,

A muggy summer sun, lawn mowers filling the air, 

through the orange trees, marching bands drift through my hair, 

I’m at the servants quarters, 

people calling All the time day and night, 

Times were tough, but the ends always met, 

Driving there always makes me feel good, behind a house off of a cul-de-sac.

 

                           “Ominous days”

                            (Jimmy Haber)

Ominous days ahead dear, 

there’s nothing left of me, 

tremors wake me like a gunshot out of sleep, and all through the night, 

I wait for the break of day, 

looking for an answer to why I must go away, the covers, are a burden, to what can be read between the lines, 

I’m certain when Dawn approaches, everything will be fine, but I’m a man out of time, 

ominous days ahead dear,

what’s wrong with me,

Running for my life now, from things I cannot see, 

and all of my life, what will become of me, 

light destroys my dreaming, I’m no longer free, I wonder what the cause is, 

I’m running from you, you see,

but there’s no reason behind it, 

I want to turn the station, 

TVs been on all night, and I I feel like crying, I’m a man out of time, I’m a man out of time,

I’m staring at a pillow, 

realize you’re behind me, 

I wish that I could tell you,

I’m staring at a pillow, realize you’re behind me,

And I am certain when Dawn approaches, everything will be fine, 

but I’m a man out of time, 

I wish I could tell you, 

I’m a man out of time. 

 

       

                  “People prefer it that way”

                            (Jimmy Haber)

Well I’ve been saying all along, 

what people need is a place called home,

 a place where you can hang your hat,

 so you know where it’s at, 

normality is a way of life and if you choose that road there’s nothing wrong with that, nothing in the world is going to change, 

Well some believe in everything they see on TV, 

well that’s all right, it doesn’t bother Me,

though people, some people prefer it,

Well, some people say they want a steady job so they can drive a car and feed the dog, Subscription to their favorite rag,

Well some believe that they can pay the rent, while some believe the money is already spent,

nothing in their pockets but change,

Well some believe that love is all that matters, well a ha!

While some believe in sterling silver platters, well people, some people prefer it, some people prefer it that way, 

well how’s that family of yours today,

the kids are acing school OK,

But the world is putting pressure on and they’re feeling like a wreck,

Well it’s just a lack of confidence, 

 but they make a pill for that,

And by the way, Alice was found dead in front of her TV set, 

they think that it was suicide but it’s murder, you want to bet?

Well others live without empathy completely,

And some they live in another world it seems, well people, people prefer it, people prefer it that way,

Well chasing cars down the big freeway pretending they’re spies and the Russians are on the way, 

standing there with a fireplace Tong pretending they’re singing and playing their favorite song, 

They prefer to dream about all the things they think they have to do without,

How’s that family of yours today, 

the kids are flunking school OK

And the banker is putting pressure on and you don’t know what to do, 

well it’s all become a conspiracy because they had it in for you, 

and by the way Alice was found dead, Is there nothing you’re going to do?

to change your fate or contemplate all the lies they’re handing you?

Well I’ve been saying all along, 

inside of everyone’s a little love song, 

playing in the back of their mind, 

so putting aside tonalities, you can sing what you want, but you don’t have to, 

I don’t know what to say,

Some people prefer it that way.

 

                

                  

                   “You heard me thinking”

                          (Jimmy Haber)

You heard me thinking of a bad dream, 

you’re coming to me in my distress, 

come with me girl and I will sing inside your letterbox, 

though I don’t care very much for your old man,

There would be times when I’d be thinking, and you would show and call my name, 

so many times you knew exactly what I’d say before I spoke a word, but that was just your way, 

you heard me thinking, 

and I don’t know what I would do without your love, 

you’re coming to me from above,

You heard me thinking of a bad dream, 

you’re coming to me in my distress, 

come with me girl and I will sing inside your letterbox, 

but I don’t care very much for your old man, you heard me thinking, 

and I don’t know what I would do without your love, 

you’re coming to me from above,

And that’s enough.

 

 

                       “I saw no one”

                       (Jimmy haber)

I saw no one, coming out to my rescue, 

the situation called for more than I could chew, such a noisy place for us to meet, 

and I grew tired of people dancing on my feet, I saw no one, I hadn’t seen a thing so far,

memorabilia piled high beneath the stars, 

April showers soaked me to the skin, 

And I couldn’t tell you, honey child,

who it was we were seeing,

Cause smoke was pouring down the isles, lights were flashing the crowd grew wild, 

and I believe that I saw a thing or two to turn my head, 

but when you were torn from my fearful grip, 

I wished that I was someplace else instead,

Well I couldn’t even take a breath,

there were people everywhere, 

and I was nearly trampled over when I fell out of my chair,

Well I saw no one, I hadn’t seen a thing so far, then you went missing, 

and I couldn’t remember where I parked the car, 

as concerts go it was quite a show, 

but it will never be the same,

Cause I never saw your face again, 

but now and then I catch their show,

in every single town that they’re playing that I know of,

and I’m hoping deep inside my heart,

 that maybe I will see you once again.

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