BUTTERFLIES AND BLUES

Woke up this morning 
With butterflies inside my mind  
Woke up this morning 
With butterflies inside my mind  
I may not be an outlaw 
But I’m here to do my time 

Woke up this morning  
With butterflies and blues  
Woke up this morning  
With butterflies and blues  
Swear me in please, bailiff  
I’m here to sing the truth 

10 a.m. on the drive to the city 
Time to play in Mister Grainge’s yard  
With the butterflies 
They keep on flying and flying 
Flying and flying 
Flying and flying inside 
Inside my mind 

It’s still the morning 
More butterflies inside my mind  
It’s still the morning 
More butterflies inside my mind  
I can finally hear the music 
I’m here to do my time 

Searching for the monarch but my net’s too small  
Got to play in someone else’s yard 
With the butterflies 
They keep on flying and flying 
Flying and flying 
Flying and flying and 
Flying and flying inside  
Inside my mind  

INSIDE A REVERIE

Dreaming ‘bout another place in time  
When the world was ours and you were mine  
Where heaven had the only case of wine  
For you and I  

Three years foregone  
I lost my voice and my own song  
Hear me sigh  

A reverie  
Caught in a never-ending memory of you  
A reverie  
Open my eyes to find  

Your whispering still ringing in my head  
Most days I can’t get out of bed  
Can’t get over the last words you said  
And what it meant  

Three years foregone  
I lost my voice and my own song  
Hear me sigh  

A reverie  
Caught in a never-ending memory of you  
A reverie  
Open my eyes to find  

A reverie  
A reverie  

Sleepwalking aimlessly on cobblestone streets  
Think I got it all wrong, am I wrong  
Been lying to myself  
You were better off with someone else  
When will I learn  

Hear me sigh  

A reverie  
Caught in a never-ending memory of you  
A reverie  
Open my eyes to find  

A reverie  
A reverie  
A reverie  
A reverie  

Finding my voice, I’m going to have faith  
I’m moving forward, I’m reaching for my fate  
She’ll be engaged before next Christmas and  
I’ll be erased and free from her reverie 

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I’m out here in Boston playing the piano   
Half past five outside all on my own   
No job not a clue, scared of getting old   

How do I get home   
I want to know    
What’s the use of growing old alone   

I’m out here in Boston playing the piano   
Let the perfect girl get away last night   
I guess my fate’s just sealed in black and white   

How do I get home   
I want to know   
What’s the use of growing old alone   
I don’t know   
How much music is left in this soul   

But I got my piano   
My piano   
My piano   

All the people watching time is going so slow   
I just want to fly can’t live a life with any more lies   
Is it my time to go   
So I’m crying and sighing   

At my piano   
My piano   
My piano   
My piano 

LOVE IS AN OBSTACLE

Watching TV  
Drinking Earl Grey tea  
Just you and me  
Hearts changing key  

Making love on the floor  
In the ol’ ‘04  
It was love I was sure  
You kept wanting more   

Love is an obstacle   
Love is improbable  
Love is unstoppable  
And love is beating me  

What do I do  
With your lavender perfume  
Do I mail it all back to you  
Your Richmond sweatshirt  

I’ll drop it all off  
In a cardboard box  
And I’ll leave it all  
On your doorstep  

Love is an obstacle   
Love is improbable  
Love is unstoppable  
And love is beating me  

Love is an obstacle   
Love is improbable  
Love is unstoppable  
And love is beating me  

Hearts keep changing key  
Hearts keep beating me  

I’d hop on a flight  
Just to see you one last night  
But then we’d make love and fight  

In Italy  
You swore to me  
This you said to me  
“I love you endlessly”  

Love is an obstacle   
Love is improbable  
Love is unstoppable  
And love is beating me  

Love is expendable   
Love’s undependable  
Love has no end at all   
And love is beating me  

Hearts will change their key  
But I’ll love you endlessly 

(LET'S SING FOR) LOVE AND BE FREE

Let’s sing for love let’s sing for freedom today   
Let’s sing for all the lives that’ve been lost along the way   
We are one  
Let’s rejoice and sing this song   
Let’s sing for love let’s sing for freedom today   

Did you read the news  
Sirens blasted through the last crack of dawn   
Overseas confused how three hundred wounded souls can stand so strong   
But what can we do  

Let’s sing for love let’s sing for freedom today   
Let’s sing for all the lives that’ve been lost along the way   
We are one   
Let’s rejoice and sing this song   
Let’s sing for love let’s sing for freedom today   

She came a million fold   
Marching hand in hand to make a stand in the cold   
All to ensure a liberty to uphold questioning scriptures foretold   
But what good did it do   

Let’s sing for love let’s sing for freedom today   
Let’s sing for all the lives that’ve been lost along the way   
We are one  
Let’s rejoice and sing this song   
Let’s sing for love let’s sing for freedom today   

All the refugees crossing borderlines to be turned away yet again   
Way in the east fighting over the same old land to what end   
When will it end, when will it end 

Let’s sing for love let’s sing for freedom today   
Let’s sing for all the lives that’ve been lost along the way   
We are one  
Let’s rejoice and sing this song  
Let’s sing for love let’s sing for freedom   

So love and be free   
Love and be free   
Love and be free   
Love and be free   
Love and be free  
Love and be free  
Love and be free   
(When will it end, it will end through)   
Love and be free   

So love and be free   
Let’s sing for love let’s sing for freedom   
Let’s sing for love and be free   
Let’s sing for love and be free  

ALL MY LIFE

Your hazel eyes  
Were the first to cross mine  
Convinced you would save me, no  

How many years  
Since I last saw you, my dear  
I can hardly remember  
But all my life, I’ve realized  

Breathing in the dust  
Of the house, we were in lust  
All the sweet lies ‘til the sunrise, but my fears were right  

I still don’t know why  
You never said goodbye  
All the train rides through the long nights gave me red eyes that you denied   
But all my life, I’ve realized  
All my life, I’ve realized  

You’re coming unbound  
While circling ‘round  
You’re searching, you’re searching for gold  
I’m spiraling down  
And screaming so loud  
Believing, believing no more  
Believing no more  
(I’m alright)  

She followed her stars  
Saying I’m not in the cards  
Every shred of my soul was stolen away  

But all my life, I’ve realized  
All my life, I’ve realized  
All my life, I realize  

How many years  
Has it been that many years  
When every shred of my soul was stolen away 

WAIT FOR THE JUDGE

In the quiet of the street lies a man praying next to me  
Waiting for his judgment day to come  
The messiah lets him into the altar of offering  
And saves him from a world of worn-out sin    

Never having the patience for a G-d  
The man will wait  
For the judge  

For the judge he has an iron hand waving down his gavel and  
Reaching in to shed some truthful light  
“Order, order,” and we all arise  
Where stained glass meets the sunlight  
The foreman reads a verdict we couldn’t bear    

“We’re losing our patience for the law  
We will not wait  
For the judge”    

Sister Rosa judges me not well  
Her sunken eyes won’t ring the mission bell  
Narrow aisle to sing through the gates of hell  
She said, “Your music will have to wait”  

For the judge  
For the judge  
For the judge  
For the judge  

Rectify our temples with the burning of the sage  
This ain’t no trial, this is the coming of the age  
The congregation is filled with rage  
While the choir sings “Amazing Grace,” waiting  

For the judge  
For the judge  
For the judge  
For the judge 

NEW LIFE

I want to live a new life   
I want to live a new life   
I want to live a new life   
Is this the life for me  
Is this the life for me  

I’ve been praying for a new day   
I’ve been praying for a new day   
Could have had it any other way   
Is there a way for me  
Is there a way for me  

All my friends are either working at Deloitte  
Or still in school for G-d knows what  
They have two beautiful children and a cookie-cutter wife   
But all I want to do is sing and write  

I want to live a new life   
I want to live a new life   
I want to live a new life   
Is this the life for me  
Is this the life for me  

And my face is turning grey  
In a sea of chardonnay  
So I sent my ex a stupid little note  
With verses from a poem I never wrote   
She writes back with the lines I left out  

“We’ll be sober by morning   
Go and live this life renewed   
You’ll be sober by morning   
But I’ll never forget you too”  

New life, new life   
New life, new life   
New life, new life   
New life, new  

I want to live a new life   
I want to live a new life   
I’ve only got one life  
Is this the life for me  
Is this the life for me   
Is this the life for me 

INSIDE A REVERIE (REPRISE)

I’m as weathered as a cobblestone  
While I lay here weak and all alone  
I heard you found your rock and it’s set in stone  
A reverie  
A reverie 

THE SINNER'S LAST SONG

I am a cheater  
I am a liar  
I am a fool  
For letting go of you  

I am a child  
Always in denial  
I am a fool  
For messing around with you  

Please forgive me   
For the sinner I am   
Please forgive me  
I can be a better man   
Please forgive me  
I’m so vulnerable  
With nowhere to go  
And nothing to do   
Except to write this song   
I’ll write it about you  

I am afraid  
Of being lonely forever  
I was a fool  
For writing this song to you  
Now you found another lover   
Who looks just like my brother  

This is the last song I’ll write for you   
And this is the last song I’ll write for you   
This is the last song I’ll write for you  
For you