1999 (1999)

by Dan Frechette

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Love Revolver Love's like a song baby, calm down listen to it play If you talk to much you'll drown it out while it plays Let it grow on you let it revolve on the player let it send shivers through you Don't do it a favor by putting it on 45 Don't do it a favor by putting it on 45 Slow down relax let the blue get black you're evil's nightmare. Soak this in through thick and thin and the ripe old fruit will come down let the batteries charge through the soft and hard let the close get far away Let it grow on you let it revolve on the player let it send shivers through you Don't do it a favor by putting it on 45 Don't do it a favor by putting it on 45 Slow down relax let the blue get black you're evil's nightmare. Slow down relax let the blue get black you're evil's nightmare. Slow down relax let the blue get black you're evil's nightmare Slow down relax let the blue get black you're evil's nightmare.
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The Comfort In Lies I see madness and rage and the fear in the face of my reflection and I wonder sometimes why I bother to stand in its way. I mean, looking at all of the things that I've left unaccomplished If I weren't a child I could have anything my own way But it's true when you're true to yourself you've got to be happy. I prefer the comfort in lies any old day. (chorus) oooh, everything's all right I'm here for a reason ooooh, no need to get uptight, everything's all right ooooh, everything's all right I'm here for a reason Just wasting my time - thinking of the fate of the nation. What can I do when nobody knows what to expect? Just a child of the wild, I can be king of the world now making my way to the gold mine, yeah. I may just be a good boy Gotta be happy. I prefer the comfort in lies any old day. (chorus)
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She Don't Stop Running If I'm looking for her Then I'm where I belong. Can't stay home and think straight when she's been gone so long. (Chorus) I'm not trying to keep her I don't miss her at all. It's more how it feels on the outside how she don't stop running when I call. She don't need beautiful clothes because she turns heads all the same. When I take her back home she's gonna dress like a man again. (Chorus) I'm gonna let her run now. That's when she always returns. If she comes back looking funny you know it's gonna be my turn. (Chorus)
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The Girl's In Love The girl's in love now who's the lucky winner? They all say that luck is with me. Baby knows that she can get me going just like she always did before. But now that I've heard she's in love I wonder if my heart will open her door the girl's in love who's the lucky winner they all say luck is with me The girl's in love x4 The girl's in love she's looking out the window she's looking like she's never seen before her starlit eyes have really got me going she's knocking them dead everywhere she goes to the window they stare back saying how did land such a gold mine girl such a goldmine girl the girl's in love the girl's in love with you! they all know I'm going to get her together forever we will fly I'll call her my baby it's wishful thinking just in case they wondered why. Spent a lonely rainy September wishing her love would answer me back. The girl's in love the girl's in love with me is the girl in love? is the girl in love? is the girl in love? is the girl in love with me?
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The Words Don't Matter The words don't matter because they say too much there's something behind it all There's something behind it all when you kiss me and I feel your touch the words don't matter at all Everything I want is in a silent world when she becomes a woman she becomes a woman when her words aren't too loud and she don't swear for the crowd the words don't matter at all The words don't matter can't you hear what I say? The words don't matter they get in the way Everything I want in this silent girl when she becomes a woman she becomes a woman the words don't matter at all (solo) Everything I want in a silent girl when she becomes a woman she becomes a woman when the words aren't too loud when she don't swear for the crowd and the words don't matter at all the words don't matter at all
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Only A Downtown Girl When the last glance got you thinking I was a traveller and you were only a downtown girl I could handle the blade with regret shadow you in denial and neglect only a downtown girl aaaah As I watch our world die and miss the shelter of your expression a candle lit for you it could seem so dull and sharp as any pain go deep as any root and rough as any grain only a downtown girl. aaah When the last glance got you thinking I was a traveller and you were only a downtown girl. Should we be strangers when the talk and answer arouses us to be friends?
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Falling On The Ground Again (chorus) We're falling on the ground, again, oh boy falling on the ground again We're falling on the ground, again, oh boy falling on the ground. Now things have gone and changed I can't seem to get my own way and here I'm making a man out of me the very one that you thought I could be If we're still together someday the harm would settle in anyway and I'll remember what I liked you for the first glance and now we're (chorus) I hope I like our past when we're too old to ask Are you a joke I've heard before? What am I laughing for? If we're still together someday the harm would settle in anyway and I'll remember what I liked you for the first glance and now we're (chorus) I bet you wonder why I'm here not with you or your pretty mirror get used to not being around me that's the way it's going to be If we're still together someday the harm would settle in anyway and I'll remember what I liked you for the first glance and now we're (chorus)
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The Happy Song I'm singing for the hopeful I'm feeling Feeling good Take me sailing take me flying take me anywhere I can do it Because I'm leaving this all behind and I ain't got too much time (chorus) Hey - I'm happy (happy) to leave the past behind. Hey- I'm happy (happy) Got to leave the past behind Oooh won't you cry me cry me a river the people they used to say now I'm not so insecure won't be pitied no more because I was standing in a shadow of somebody who abandoned me. (chorus)
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The Sunshine Man There's a man in the sunshine land and he's thinking of you he's got a trend that he's willing to spend and he's counting on it to to come on through and show you the way to go to show you what to do to show you who to know there's a man in the sunshine land There's a plan called the sunshine band and he's playing for truth a couple chords for all the drugs he can score and some girls to do he's got a message for you he'll show you the way to go he'll show you what to do he'll show you who to know there's a plan called the sunshine band. There's a there's a plan called the sunshine man and he's praying for you he's only high because he's up in the sky and he's laughing at you saying, "what you trying to prove? hanging with the fold messing with the wrong crew what do you really know?" There's a plan called the man of sunshine there's a plan called the man of sunshine
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Happy Man 02:49
Happy Man What's so bad about laughing not taking things so hard? when you're with me all I'm asking is you play a happy part. If you don't understand a happy man Because baby I know I can What's so bad about talking something you find hard to do? Before I say what's on my mind I have to stand inside your shoes. Silence never falls once it learns to stands. I know I know it can. What's so bad about touching holding you like I would? To you it may mean something changing where our friendship stood. You don't really know me if you don't know my hand. You don't know me but I know you can.
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In The Beginning (The Shield) This is to catch the storm in the palm of my hand that has blown over us from the beginning and to shield you from it so we can dance unharmed and this is to tell the clear blue sky (chorus) I'll try to understand the shield as no one has before, or will and someday when we're frozen still we can still weep rain. x2 This is as much a hope as it is a touch hope the pain don't mean too much because that's all the wind seems to take us through is anger and such and the bottom scraped dry and I look you in the eye and tell you I always wanted you (chorus) shooting star hits the ground you'll be a nobody with a scene in your house spitting everything that you took everything that was pain
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Jenny 03:01
Jenny Jenny can't get your sweet heart out of my mind Jenny can't get your sweet heart out of my mind What's that sound that cause my heart to break? Must be those promises I make Jenny can't get you where I want you any old time. Jenny can't get your sweetheart carried away Jenny can't get your sweetheart carried away My heart has sure sign of weakness must be I could use a little more sweetness Jenny can't get your sweetheart carried away. Jenny can't get your sweet heart out of my mind Jenny can't get your sweet heart out of my mind What's that sound that cause my heart to break? Must be those promises I make Jenny can't get you where I want you any old time.
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Kiss These Lonely Blues Goodbye Everytime I close my eyes I can see her face If everyone were built like her she'd still have a place. (chorus) I'm gonna take a plane gonna take a train kiss these lonely blues goodbye She's a sweet soul with a heart of gold but no takers she's got a fast touch wants everyone to love her the same (chorus)
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She's Looking Good She's never gonna make me cry just as long as she's on my side taking me ride sally riding. You know she's always got it treated so right so right so right so she's always inviting. (chorus)I want to tell the world about her tell all the world about her how she's looking good what one man thinks about her is what another man's thinking about her she's looking good she's looking good A ride sally ride consists of a little magic trick - a crazy little thing called love. When I get in the door I want to be on the floor getting a little roughed up. (chorus)
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California 03:00
California I been living out here in the cold I've been living up to here in the cold and the warm sun shines everyday in California I'm told every night is a starry night not a cloud ever in the sky and every woman there is sweet as these Californian friends of mine (chorus) they say to come to California Come to California Come and stay a while you got a place to stay and a car to drive Now all day long people see me smile I'm saving for my ticket to fly a thousand miles While slipping on the cold streets I met my old friend Drew Well he sure looked happy He said "you do too man" I told him my news about my ticket and he wasn't surprised I said, "I'm going to California" He said, "So Am I" (chorus) Now as I look around this painful blowing snow I never wonder why now I see smiles everywhere I go. People keep it to themselves I got a cigar in my coat I got dodgers tickets I got a farewell note. 9saying - gone to California) (chorus) Next is Honolulu.
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No More Mrs. Nice Guy Well you hurt my heart before tonight you can break it yet no more Mrs. Nice Guy, Mrs. Nice Guy You drag me down so you could climb so high no more Mrs. Nice Guy, Mrs. Nice Guy I don't want you to win with all your deadly sins no more Mrs. Nice Guy, Mrs. Nice Guy I hear every word you said I feel every drop I've bled (chorus) Fly Fly baby fly Fly Fly baby fly until my heart breaks and I die/I once loved you and I If you want respect and you ain't got it yet no more Mrs. Nice Guy, Mrs. Nice Guy give me one good reason why I should sit and cry no more Mrs. Nice Guy, Mrs. Nice Guy I don't want you to win with all your deadly sins no more Mrs. Nice Guy, Mrs. Nice Guy I hear every word you said I feel every drop I've bled
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Wait Until The Sun Don't Shine We'll wait until the sun don't shine Until the field's a little colder I know I'm gonna make her mine I get healed whenever I hold her (chorus) She - She's my angel She - yes she is. I've thought a lot of this before And I feel this great desire and there's nothing I'd want more than to take it a lot higher (chorus) We're waiting 'til the sun don't shine. We're waiting 'til the sun don't shine. We're waiting 'til the sun don't We're waiting 'til the sun don't We're waiting 'til the sun don't shine.
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In Through The Outdoor I was hoping to be your guy and nobody wonders why that's why I'm lonely and feeling blue since my buddy took off with you (chorus) well my heart started aching can't you see it was all for the taking the trouble taken was all it was good for trouble coming on in from the outdoor I made myself look pretty good I took a walk through your neighbourhood past your house where I knew you were I was in a suit which is so absurd. (chorus) I saw buddy standing at heaven's gate I knew by your smile I was too late It's worth any grief that I have just to know that you'll never be sad If I have hope don't ask me why I will never be by your side No best man here to kiss no bride since the day that the music died (chorus)
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The Rising Sun I've got a lot of flash she's crazy calling me a big liar my baby's always sad she says that it's the end she knows that I'm free for anybody to see (Chorus) you can't hide me I'm the rising sun, baby you can't hide me I'm the rising sun ain't nobody's fool Everywhere I go I try to shine I try my best to make her mine I'm funny guy 'cause I'm laughing all the time they're laughing at me well I don't mind I've got flash and I'm big on the cash I suck a lot of pot and do the monster mash (Chorus) (Bridge) Guys telling me they can treat her a lot better oh yeah she's looking pretty fine but I'm pretty sure they never met her no way (Chorus)
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Mr. Gentleman There's a gentleman in a leather coat laughing when all of the fun starts and he keeps his wits about him well laughing when all of the bad fun starts questioning nothing he's a bad girls dream he runs with the followers and he is a leader some will praise and some will warn when he finds a girl just how he'll treat her oh yeah (chorus) Well you better go Mr. Gentleman tie your shoes on loose and let your tires roll put your car on cruise and let your tires roll give her the stood up (bad news) blues x2 Mr. Gentleman There's a gentleman in a loner bar half past midnight on a first class Friday night with a lonely drunk faced mask and the night is getting deathly black and he has no one to surrender to and he don't even keep track at all of all the girls he's stood up and lost promising each they'd be the last one. (chorus) Where's your heart? Fell out of your pocket? I don't like your act and I don't like your talking x4 (chorus)
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I'm Always Breaking My Heart What do you think that he'd think of me taking away his girl? Is it true that you say he can possess any girl in the world? Well I'm breaking my heart and I ain't breaking yours I feel the tension inside As you walk away because you're afraid to stay and see how hard my love is to hide (Chorus) I just can't take it no more I'm always breaking my heart I know you won't stay I know how you feel I know that I'm making you run away He's got real fine clothes and he's buying a home and he handles his money real well but from what I have seen and from what you have said there's not too much more you would tell because I think that you want what you say you can't do where is the rebel inside? Take off your shoes he'll run over you with guilt because you're running away (chorus) When I meet your kiss it will do me in again and again because you are strong and your eyes belong so softly searching through mine (chorus)
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On A Border 03:52
On A Border It's been a long time since I came and left The skin burning days are now down in the south the wintertime poisons the land in defeat and the cold breezes burn and foam at the mouth (chorus) She lives on a border down south near Mexico's mountains where she can be free she's found some new lovers who roam the old gutters she's broken new ground dreamed some new dreams. She came like a whisper and took me away breathless I followed and ran to the edge but the edge was not there for me to trip over and the kindness of lovers somehow came and went. (chorus x2) Now I must find a new candlelight girl to give me the pride that made me a man now I'm a boy who questions the darkness gets beaten by boredom and never fights back (chorus)
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There's No One In This World But You And Me I'm stuck in this prison outside is rain and hail I'm trying to find some loneliness but sure, to no avail And the cell my lover's got me in is cold you may agree and there's no one in this world but you and me She met me on a trail in the San Fernando hills Never thought she'd be a drummer but she hit me like a fill. I moved in with her on Dixie Street and we had a kid or two I don't keep track I'm laid back just like you. Windy Beaches sun can't reach us places teach us what we need just give me a little sign you'll be there half the time good enough baby to spare some love Kahlua don't bite it softens the blow I'm trailing off like an eskimo And my heart is as cold as your heart is gold and there's no one in the world there's no one in this world but you and me there's no one in this world but you and me
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You're Never Gonna Get Me On That Road I don't want to flaunt you but you cost me my gypsy life Saturday night promises were more a chain than a knife. (chorus) So I followed the killer to the healer So I followed the killer to the healer and she wasn't there I say you're never gonna get me on that road that ain't what life's all about. She had me inside to count deeds I hadn't done Berlin night crawls hadn't been any fun. (chorus) I don't want to flaunt you but she cost me my gypsy life her Saturday night promises were more a chain than a knife. (chorus)
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The World Don't Mention You Can't tell you how I feel Can't tell you I don't know the truth from the light of the day It's different with your fire It also keeps me warm Seems so real that love is here to stay (chorus) "You can't win all the time" my voice speaks back to me "lies are fun when everyone believes the world don't mention you maybe you should care" I want to be a child helpless in your arms but I know you can't keep me from harm you do what you can you show me the way seems so real that love is here to stay. (chorus) I've got no bad intentions I know you've suffered much That's something good if I'm your luck. Got nowhere else to go got nothing else to say seems so real that love is here to stay. (chorus)
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You're Gonna Make Me Happy I'm so lonely but you'll change that soon I'll say hello to the man in the moon Take a back road it's my friend. I need a girl like you gotta wait another year or two gotta wait another year or two gotta wait to see what you're gonna do. I'm gonna treat you to a world on a string I'm gonna buy you anything We're gonna make a perfect team Stick around to comfort my girl You'll be the only one in my world Listen to the worlds you dream (chorus) You're gonna make me happy You're gonna make me hurt You're gonna make me miss you and see what life's all about. You're gonna make me happy You're gonna make me hurt You're gonna make me miss you and see what life's all about. Bo Diddley's playing loud in a room in a lonely town Dad he calls to ask me who I know so I tell him about a girl who I want to bring in my world Daddy says "I suppose - (chorus)
27.
The Lone Ranger From Pluto I've been walking around this old hole back from space and I'm all alone I'm a damsel in distress and nobody cares to get me out of this mess (Chorus) I'm a lone ranger from Pluto I'm a runaway from the sky I'm a lone ranger from Pluto I'm a runaway from the sky I've seen your so called so called evolution of your lifes life on earth and my head can't you tell it is spinning because nobody holds onto what they're worth (Chorus)
28.
Mr. Joe 03:42
Mr. Joe Mr. Joe you're falling in the dust Mr. Joe you're falling into the dust it must be hard to cry it's been such a long time since you even tried to go insane. Mr. Joe you've gone and changed your name Mr. Joe you've made a grave mistake Dancing to a song unknown little song called "sticks and stones may break my bones" oh no you've gone insane. (chorus) and all the words you read that once touched you you found were not for honor or for fame you run your shadow in the ground, don't you? all in all we're just dancing in pain. Mr. Joe, I'm sorry for the trick I played on you last night just for a kick "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" I floored it when you left the car I was insane. (chorus)
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I'm Certain I'm Right I won't wait because the fire is gone Don't need someone to lean on She's got nothing on me today I'm losing out in a brand new way (chorus) My heart's broken I'm telling you Something with my standard I know it's true I will regret walking out the door but I'm certain I'm right it's ok I light a candle and turn off the day She knew me too well to care She had no handle on the grudges I held on her Now I'm aching and I know she will for sure because I'm certain I'm drifiting away (chorus x2)
32.
Ancient Empty House Well half past nine and you are already flying With your monkey suit heading for the sun I love the way you smiled when you left today gotta tell you it ain't the same since you been gone I took my guitar out and I played a little song but the melody didn't touch me at all where have all the perfumes gone from the bedroom? Gotta tell you it ain't the same since you been gone. I went walking in a big vast crowd but no one saw or kissed me at all and I came back here to some ancient empty house gotta tell you it ain't the same since you been gone I invited my twisted friends to subdue the loneliness it was like stabbing the heart of the matter for a little bit of blood I hope you meet another who can't measure up to me Gotta tell you it ain't the same since you been gone
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Wild Wolves 02:47
Wild Wolves Wild wolves wild wolves tearing at us and the blood and the blood the blood of love it runs from us we made love to fend wolves off touched us not made us love in pain. Wild wolves wild wolves tearing at us and the blood and the blood the blood of love it runs from us we made love to fend wolves off touched us not made us love in pain.
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Star Machine I am a star machine I live to find another dream perhaps another girl like you lying still beneath the moon (Chorus) We're never colliding We're never colliding We're never colliding We're never colliding You can't be seen like the sun but you can shine like anyone Believe in love until you die and when love fails be glad you tried (Chorus) No one needs you far away they have their stars to show the way love is guiding each of us believe me when we leave the bus (Chorus)
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Hey There Amigo Hey there Amigo I need some time alone so walk away I'll call you on the telephone Look there Amigo there's a little girl shedding tears Go tell her all the words she hopes to hear When I see that little girl smile again when Amigo's love and help are on the way When I see that she can see again that the love she found is here to stay Hey Amigo how can she end the hatred? People killed her father in the war of man Hey Amigo her mother ran away from home she's gone now and no one understands When she was in the foster home they kicked her out she was never going to go to school now she lives at the bench at the main street and the life she lives is horrible and cruel
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Melodies 03:12
Melodies You gave me a dream to see the other side your words found their way through every crack I wanted to run in circles I wanted to stop time with melodies that leave traces of their tracks (Chorus) And sometimes I still wonder "Who'll Stop The Rain?" But my pockets are empty and the answer is made of gold. Another one night stand to fill this heart with pain and no one knows to whom this/my heart is sold. My group sings for dimes on the streetcorners made of ashes and their lips flash sounds of secrets in the cold and we wander through the winter in this city full of shivers searching from street to street to find our pot of gold. (chorus)
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Turn 02:29
Turn (Chorus) I think it's my turn to turn around I think it's my turn to get away I never know when I'm bound I never know when I'll stay Find your friend and settle down someone just like you say a prayer there's someone out there somewhere (Chorus) Everyone taken for granted like the stars and the sun I'm still waiting this night out I'm still one (Chorus) Some people are good at giving some people are good at taking (Chorus)
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Never Quite At Home I don't know how you could look at me 'cause I don't look good and talk is looking cheap and I can't forget as much as I would like and I'm tired of being uptight and I'm never quite at home I'm never quite at home Nobody's been around me all day long They shake their little heads and look at me all wrong So I'm sorry If I live in what if land What if they would understand that I'm never quite at home I'm never quite at home (Bridge) I know I'm that I'm not too good with her I know I'm not good at all friends will never understand the reason I don't call 'cause I'm never quite at home
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It's Better Being Mean Than Being Blue This is your heart try to be calm I'll try my best to not do it harm but it's nothing that I haven't seen before You've got my picture I've got yours Thinking I'll never search anymore but it's nothing that I haven't seen before (chorus) If you love me you'll find I might meet the next in line some other fool who has fallen for me too she'll be long, tall, and lame and I might die in shame but it's better being mean than being blue. I'm believing I won't turn away But I can't promise, I only pray No one out there will take the place of you. Life is sad there's good and bad I think of all the fun that I've had Living on the town and pitching woo. (chorus)
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The Day I Ran I found a woman on the land she was looking for a ride and she held me by her side looking like a bride the day I ran. She came on too fast I knew that it wouldn't last she told me about her troubled past so bad I wished I'd never asked the day I ran. She put on a country record and she sat down and she cried I told her as she got fried it was wearing on my pride the day I ran. (chorus) She said, "hey, don't waste your time out of sight and out of mind didn't mean to be unkind the day I ran." I said, "hey, don't waste your time out of sight and out of mind didn't mean to be unkind the day I ran." I wish I never fell for poor little Isabel Isabel said, "Well, well, well I hope you go through hell." The day I ran. I said, "I'm sorry." without a heart then she tore her room apart she said that it wasn't smart to say that we'd never part the day I ran. (chorus)

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1999 was so far the most productive songwriting and recording of my career. I wrote 130 songs that year and many of the recordings of the best of those songs are included here. All of these songs were written and recorded mostly between January and May 1999. A few songs are recordings from late 1998 and one recording is from early 2000. My voice has changed greatly since this time. All of these recordings were not intended to be released but were recorded for reference/archival purposes. Enjoy!

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released December 31, 1999

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