The Conleys†present†Folk Noir:†Lyrics†


  1. Raciní the Sun

 Heading for the airport before the worldís woken up
 Gotta get to the other side of the country
 Itís a commuter flight, going to work for the week
 Going everywhere, never seeing a thing
  Iím raciní the sun
  Raciní the sun 
 Iím gonna try my very best to force you not to suppress the
 Soul you have in favor of a career path
 Not even you can see, so letís burn it to the core
 And never have to race again 
  Raciní the sun
  Raciní the sun 
   Whatís stability good for when youíre stable at being ďokayĒ
   Static and numb, Iíd rather relive every bad day 
  Raciní the sun
  Raciní the sun
  Raciní raciní raciní the sun the sun the sun 
    

2. Windowsills Birds sitting on the telephone lines wait for a target But they canít do a thing to get my telephone to ring
       But their feet wonít feel the signals
       From windowsill to windowsill
       And I wonít cry all night
       No I wonít cry, well maybe just tonight 
 Reaching out to zeroes and ones, without an answer
 Itís hard to find any clear thoughts 
at the bottom of a whiskey glass
      But their feet wonít feel the signals
      From windowsill to windowsill
      And I wonít cry all night
      No I wonít cry, well maybe just tonight 
   
 He canít seem to get his words out
 He canít seem to get his words out
 She says youíre my perfect fit tonight
 She says youíre my perfect fit tonight 
 Every heartís fogged in
 He canít seem to get his words out
 No he canít seem to get his words out
 She says youíre my perfect fit tonight
 Because your heartís fogged in with mine. 

 3. How the Juggler Stole My Heart

 The day I ran away
 It was a very strange day
 Downtown they had a parade
 So I kept on going 
 Just outside of town
 I met a curious man
 He gave me a job catching props
 And in the ring I was golden 
   
    Thatís how the juggler stole my heart
    Between kick-ups and cascades
    Thatís how the juggler stole my heart
    That very same day 
 He took me on the road
 I ran away with the show
 But donít ask me where Iíve been
 Ďcuz I canít stop staring at his hands 
   Chorus 
 And each day I stand hoping he doesnít drop my heart
 With those nimble hands I donít want to let him go, no no no 
   
   Chorus
   
 The day I ran away
 It was a very fine day. 

 4. Movement on Both Sides
     
 Theyíre moving out into the light,
 Revealing to everyone what theyíve done.
 Iím bracing my stance for the fight.
 Thereís movement on both sides. 
     
    Donít say a word,
    ĎCuz the more they know the more it hurts.
    Itís love in disguiseósecrets and lies.
   
 Iím making my move, ready for battle.
 The heart is pumping harder than ever.
 Iíll shoot between the whites of their eyes.
 Thereís movement on both sides. 
    Donít say a word,
    ĎCuz the more they know the more it hurts.
    Itís love in disguiseósecrets and lies. 
 All this heat burns my skin,
 And bears on my path drink my tears.
 If I give up now, weíll never win.
 It stops here and sanity begins. 
   
   Donít say a word,
   ĎCuz the more they know the more it hurts.
   Itís love in disguiseósecrets and lies. 
   

5. A Song From Christianís Room Had a hole in my soul for far too long. Got to sew it up, got to carry on. The patch that I sew is weaker than the force of your hold, And after weeks of suffocation it hurts to breathe. Thereís nothing to keep my heart form rushing out.
   So I sew this patch and I fill it in,
   Gotta close it up.
   But the holeís too big and Iím bleediní out 
and youíre rushing in.
 I donít know who I am when youíre gone, my mind defeats me.
 It spins out of control in the dark, my soul leaves me.
 I drown some more with each breath that I take.
 The thread is too weak to set my heart straight.
 How can I go on without a love I canít live without? 
   So I sew this patch and I fill it in,
   Gotta close it up.
   But the holeís too big and Iím bleediní out 
and youíre rushing in.
 Thereís nothing left for me to do,
 I canít live this way.
 Right now itís gotta be me or you.
 I donít want you to stay. 
  So I sew this patch and I fill it in,
  Gotta close it up.
  But the holeís too big and Iím bleediní out 
and youíre rushing in.


 6. Flying
     
   Flying
   High overhead
   Flying
   High 
   Swinging
   Time it right to catch my wrists
   Hold Ďem tight to swing again
   Flying 
     Chorus:
       Then the thought creeps in
       The universe is always falliní
       What if I hit the net again
   Flying 
   Throw a trick
   Resin up, secure the grip
   Flip around your head spins
   Styling 
   Spot light
   Somersaulting three times
   Drum roll, the music stops
   Flying 
     Chorus:
       Then the thought creeps in
       The universe is always falliní
       What if I miss the net again
       Falling (falling)
       Falling  (falling)
       Then Iím flying  (falling)
       Then Iím flying  (falling)
       Then Iím flying 
 

 7. Diminished
     
 All the trite things have been said, over and over again
 And your verbs have already moved to the past tense
 You sit alone trying to find meaning in the loss
 You want to drink but you know itíll only make it worse,
so you endure the pain A clod has washed away and I am diminished,
we all are Itís the waking up just to go to sleep again
Ďcuz thatís all thatís left Your head on your pillow your mind wanders no matter how
hard you try To focus on the crashing waves or the poppy fields
or being the catcher in the rye But a clod has washed away and I am diminished,
we all are This is our lot. This is our challenge. Fear of life is what livingís all about. And tomorrow brings another sun And the same warmth for all time. And the same warmth for all time. And the same warmth for all time. But a clod has washed away; yeah a part has washed away. As the ocean takes you away, I am diminished.
We all are.

 8.Falling Over You
     
   Something about you makes me feel again
   Maybe itís your music or is it the man? 
      You have my head spinning round and round
      You have my heart jumping up and down
      What am I to do?  Iím falling over you. 
   You always hear me, no matter what I say.
   The notes sound so clearly in just the right way. 
      You have my head spinning round and round
      You have my heart jumping up and down
      What am I to do?  Iím falling over you. 
   DreamingÖ it hurts me when Iím alone.
   I donít know what to say, except please donít go. 
     But you have my head spinning round and round, and round
     You have my heart jumping up and down, up and down
     What am I to do?  Iím falling over you. 
   

 9. Grow Me A Man
     
 I live in California where the sun always shines
 I gotta fill the room next to my tomato plants
 Iím tired of waitiní for that one to walk by
 So Iím gonna take matters into my own hands 
  Chorus:
   Iím gonna grow me a man, tall and lean and dressed pristine
   Grow me a man, buy some miracle grow
   Grow me a man, big strong arms to hold me tight (He-Man!)
   Grow me a man, itíll all work out fine  (Yeah Right!) 
 Iíll plant a red leather jacket so heís cool like James Dean,
 A bar of ivory soap to make him real clean,  (Squish-Squish!)
 A piece of Godiva chocolate for his rich brown hair,
 Water with cool blue water so I get lost in his stare,
 Iíll put in a guitar, well maybe just a pick,
 I wouldnít want to hurt such a fine instrument,
 Iíll add a cowboy boot so heís tough like a wrangler,(Yee-Haw!)
 Wait 6 to 8 weeks for him to sprout on up! 
  Chorus 
   Grow me a man
   Grow me a man
   Iím gonna grow me a man  (Youíre gonna have to water a lot.)


 10. Melody
     
 I wanna cry the tears I never shed.
 I wanna get things out to clear my head.
 The years of being strong have taken their toll,
 And now Iím trying so hard not to let it go. 
 Motivation is lacking these days.
 Everything I thought I was I never was.
 Donít you know it was always a play?
 Is it ironic if the actress doesnít know itís performance day? 
    Chorus:
      Melodyís my disease,
      Hurts so much I canít breathe,
      Shakes my heart violently and then
      All those doctors, doctors try to medicate me again. 
 Iím washing my sheets of you today,
 Erasing my mind and machine of all you say.
 I thought we were so much older then,
 But youíre younger than that now. 
      Melodyís my disease,
      Hurts so much I canít breathe,
      Shakes my heart violently and then
      All those doctors, doctors try to medicate me again. 
     Bridge:
        The rain comes and washes away the dream,
        Smears the picture that you thought youíd seen.
        So take a recording and impress it on your mind.
        Hit playback to live it again and again and againÖ 
      Melodyís my disease,
      Hurts so much I canít breathe,
      Shakes my heart violently and then
      All those doctors, doctors try to medicate me again. 
 

 11. Lights Across the Canyon
     
 Iím too far from the beach to hear the ocean
 The walls around us have grown and we feel trapped
 Looking back at the pieces they seem like separate lives
 Warm places but none quite right 
   Chorus:
      We scatter like lights across the canyon
      As the sunrise battles us home
      Mother nature ties us all together even
      As we battle the sunrise home
 Time can never be stopped and we canít go back
 The clarity we had then may not return
 But we lacked the formula for a permanent life
 So we go on healed but no fixed 
     We scatter like lights across the canyon
     As the sunrise battles us home
     Mother nature ties us all together even
     As we battle the sunrise home
      Bridge:
        The future we donít know
        Scares us to the bone
        Itís a game of wait and see
        Iíll let the canyon lights lead me 
    We scatter like lights across the canyon
    As the sunrise battles us home
    Mother nature ties us all together even
    As we battle the sunrise home
 Light scatters like children across the canyon
 As we follow the daylight home 

 12. Hyper-Ballad
     
   Words and music by Bjork.

1. Racin the Sun
Sarah Conley—acoustic guitar, vocals
Nick Conley—electric guitar
Amy Neyer—flute
Sherman Allen—lap steel, dobro
Joe Hajek—background vocals
Alex Del Zoppo—background vocals

2. Windowsills
Sarah Conley—acoustic guitar, vocals
Nick Conley—electric guitar, background vocals
Barry Goldberg—wurlizer
Gerald Johnson—bass
Alex Del Zoppo—keyboards
Amy Neyer—background vocals

3. How the Juggler Stole My Heart
Sarah Conley—acoustic guitar, vocals
Nick Conley—acoustic guitar
Victor Bisetti—drums, percussion
David Williams—banjo
Michael Mazochi—mandolin
Joey Gaynor—barker
Amy Neyer—background vocals

4.Movement On Both Sides
Sarah Conley—acoustic guitar, vocals
Nick Conley—electric guitar
Alex Del Zoppo—wurlizer,organ
Frank Schnyder—doumbek
Asa Danekind—shakers

5. A Song from Christian’s Room
Sarah Conley—acoustic guitar, vocals
Nick Conley—electric guitar
Tony Sales—bass
Kenny Pierce—drums
Amy Neyer—background vocals

6. Flying
Sarah Conley—acoustic guitar, vocals
Nick Conley—electric guitar
Michael Mazochi—electric guitar
Asa Danekind—keyboard

7. Diminished
Sarah Conley—acoustic guitars, vocals
Nick Conley—electric guitar

8. Falling Over You
Sarah Conley—acoustic guitar, vocals
Nick Conley—melodica
Amy Neyer—background vocals
Dave Williams—bass
Kenny Pierce—drums
Frank Schnyder--bongos

9. Grow Me A Man
Sarah Conley—acoustic guitar, vocals
Nick Conley—electric guitar, cowbell, background vocals
Asa Danekind—jaw harp, background vocals, shakers
Kristyn Sammons—background vocals
Frank Schnyder--shakers

10. Melody
Sarah Conley—acoustic guitar, vocals
Nick Conley—electric guitar
Dave Williams—lead guitar
Tony Sales—bass
Frank Schnyder--bongos
Kenny Pierce—drums

11. Lights Across the Canyon
Sarah Conley—acoustic guitar, vocals
Nick Conley—electric guitar
Dave Williams—mandolin

12. Hyper-Ballad
Sarah Conley--acoustic guitar vocals
Nick Conley--electric guitar



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