Rome 56

 
 

UNSPOKEN WORDS

THE SOCIAL SCENE ( Arthur Lamonica )

 

WELL I WAS FEELING DOWN I WAS FEELING LOW

I WAS EASING IN AND GOING SLOW

I WAS LEANING UP AGAINST THE WALL

I BET YOU THOUGHT I TOOK ANOTHER FALL

AND THEN I LOOKED AROUND WHAT DID I SEE

EVERYBODY LOOKING AROUND JUST LIKE ME

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE GREAT SOCIETY

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THAT AMERICAN DREAM

WE ALL FELL IN THE CRACKS OF THE IN BETWEEN

THE PARALYTIC MINDS AND THE UNFORESEEN

AND THEN I LOOKRD AROUND WHAT DID I SEE 

EVERYBODY LOOKING AROUND JUST LIKE ME

AND MY HEAD IS SPINNING AND I'M FEELING KIND OF DIZZY

SO MANY HEARTS ARE BREAKING SO MANY PEOPLE WAITING

THEY'RE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO

THEY'RE ON THEIR KNEES AND PRAYING

THEY'RE HANDS AND FEET ARE SHAKING

THEY'RE SAYING WHAT AM I WHAT AM I WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO 

WELL I WAS FEELING DOWN I WAS FEELING LOW

I WAS EASING IN AND LOSING CONTROL

I WAS LEANING UP AGAINST THE WALL

I BET YOU THOUGHT I TOOK ANOTHER FALL

AND THEN I LOOKED AROUND WHAT DID I SEE

EVERYBODY LOOKING AROUND JUST LIKE ME

AND MY HEAD IS SPINNING AND I'M FEELING KIND OF DIZZY

AND THEN I LOOKED AROUND THE BEND WHAT DI I SEE

AT THE SOCIAL SCENE YEAH YEAH

 

SILLY ( A. Lamonica )

WHEN YOUR MISUNDERSTOOD

WHEN YOUR NOT FEELING GOOD

AND YOU JUST WANNA CRAWL IN THE BASEMENT

YOUR SITTING THERE LOST AT SEA

LIFE IS A MYSTERY

DON’T CRY SILLY DON’T YOU CRY

..TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY

SOMETIMES YOU GET SO LOW

THERES NOWHERE ELSE TO GO

YOUR LOST IN THE CLOUD

AND BEING DELETED

MAYBE YOU’LL DISAPPEAR INTO ANOTHER YEAR

WALKING AROUND AND FEELING DEFEATED

DON’T CRY SILLY DON’T YOU CRY

..TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY

WHEN YOUR MISUNDERSTOOD

WHEN YOUR NOT FEELING GOOD

AND YOU JUST WANNA CRAWL IN THE BASEMENT

YOUR FARAWAY LOST AT SEA

LIFE IS A MYSTERY

YOUR FEELING SO LONELY AND

SO WASTED

DON’T CRY SILLY DON’T YOU CRY

TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY

 

WISEMAN ( Arthur Lamonica )

WISEMAN TAKE MY HAND LEAD ME TO THE PROMISE LAND

GET ME THROUGH THE QUICKSAND THAT’S INSIDE ME

WHO LIES BABY TEARS WRAP IT UP WITH ALL YOUR FEARS

FORGET ABOUT THE ABOUT THE GHOST THAT’S RIGHT BESIDE ME

WISEMAN WISEMAN CAN YOU HELP A SOLDIER SCORNED

WISEMAN WISEMAN LIKE A FISH ON A HOOK OR A MAN MISTOOK

LIKE AN ORPHAN IN THE STORM

WISEMAN SAVE MY SOUL DESTINATION I DON’T KNOW

I DREAM OF PURE WHITE SNOW AND INSULATION

WISEMAN WHAT’LL I DO I TRY TO CHANGE MY POINT OF VIEW

AND CHASE AWAY THE BLUES AND FRUSTRATION

WISEMAN WISEMAN CAN YOU HELP A SOLDIER SCORNED

WISEMAN WISEMAN LIKE A FISH ON A HOOK OR A MAN MISTOOK

LIKE AN ORPHAN IN THE STORM

WHEN ALL THE WORDS COME BACK TO ME

LIKE A PAGE IN HISTORY

ONLY HOPE TO MAKE IT BACK BY NEXT TUESDAY

WISEMAN TAKE MY HAND LEAD ME TO THE PROMISE LAND

GET ME THROUGH THE QUICKSAND THAT’S INSIDE ME

WHO LIES BABY TEARS WRAP IT UP WITH ALL YOUR FEARS

FORGET ABOUT THE ABOUT THE GHOST THAT’S RIGHT BESIDE ME

 WISEMAN WISEMAN CAN YOU HELP A SOLDIER SCORNED

WISEMAN WISEMAN LIKE A FISH ON A HOOK OR A MAN MISTOOK

LIKE AN ORPHAN IN THE STORM

 

 

CASTLE ON THE HILL (Arthur Lamonica)

I WISH THAT I BELIEVED IN ME 

THE WAY THAT YOU BELIEVED IN ME

I KEEP MY SHADES DRAWN TIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT

IN MY CASTLE ON THE HILL MY FAIRYTALE

I GET BY WITH SOME GRIT 

AND SOME SNAKE OIL AND SOME SPIT

YOU NEVER CATCH ME ON THE PHONE

CAUSE NEVER EVER HOME I’M OUT WALKING IN A DAZE

WAITING FOR MY JUDGEMENT DAY

YOU CAN STAND ON YOUR FEET

YOU CAN FALL ON YOUR FACE

YOU CAN SPEND YOUR LIFE SEARCHING FOR GOLD

PUT YOUR SHOVEL IN THE SNOW

YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT COMES UP YOU NEVER KNOW

I WISH THAT I BELIEVED IN ME 

THE WAY THAT YOU BELIEVED IN ME

I KEEP MY SHADES DRAWN TIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT

IN MY CASTLE ON THE HILL MY FAIRYTALE

 

 

 

WHO ARE YOU HIDING FROM (Arthur Lamonica) 

 

THERE’S A GIRL ON THE STREET

AND SHE’S WIRED TO THE NEON LIGHTS

AND SHE’S RUNNING WILD

BUT HER HEARTS IN A CAGE

AND SHE’S IMAGINING THIS RAGE

AH OH WHY

DEEP DOWN INSIDE YOU KNOW SHE’D RATHER TAKE YOU OUT THERE FOR A RIDE

WHEN SHE GETS THROUGH YOU YOU KNOW SHE’LL LEAVE YOU OUT THERE IN THE NIGHT

AAH.. WHO ARE YOU HIDING FROM

AAH.. WHO ARE YOU HIDING FROm 

THERE’S A GIRL IN THE AIR

AND SHE’S TRAVELING THROUGH THE SEA OF TIME

AND SHE’S FLYING HIGH

BUT HER HEARTS UNDERGROUND

THERE’S A MURMER BUT YOU CAN’T HEAR NO SOUND

AH OH WHY

DEEP DOWN INSIDE YOU KNOW SHE’D RATHER TAKE YOU OUT THERE FOR A RIDE

WHEN SHE GETS THROUGH YOU YOU KNOW SHE’LL LEAVE YOU OUT THERE IN THE NIGHT

AAH.. WHO ARE YOU HIDING FROM

AAH.. WHO ARE YOU HIDING FROM

tHERE’S A GIRL ON THE STREET

AND SHE’S WIRED TO THE NEON LIGHTS

AND SHE’S RUNNING WILD

BUT HER HEARTS IN A CAGE

AND SHE’S IMAGINING THIS RAGE

AH OH WHDEEP DOWN INSIDE YOU KNOW SHE’D RATHER TAKE YOU OUT THERE FOR A RIDE

WHEN SHE GETS THROUGH YOU YOU KNOW SHE’LL LEAVE YOU OUT THERE IN THE NIGHT

AAH.. WHO ARE YOU HIDING FROM

AAH.. WHO ARE YOU HIDING FROM

 

CORRESPONDING ALCOHOLICS ( Arthur Lamonica )

 

CORRESPONDING ALCOHOLICS

FLOAT LIKE ICEBERGS IN A FOREST

WAVING WITH THEY’RE HATS INTO THE WIND

 

CORRESPONDING ALCOHOLICS           

AGAINST THE WALL AND NEARLY FALLING

WAITING FOR THEIR TURN TO DISAPPEAR

 

WITNESS TO THE CROWNING OF THE THORNS

WRITING LETTERS TO THE BOARD

BUILD A FIRE TO KEEP WARM

 

CORRESPONDING ALCOHOLICS

ACT LIKE SINGERS IN A CHORUS

GOD! WE’RE LOST HE SAYS TO HER ,SHE KNOWS

 

CORRESPONDING ALCOHOLICS

GREET EACH OTHER BUT EVER CAUTIOUS

NEVER TURN THEIR BACKS AND NEVER WILL

 

CORRESPONDING ALCOHOLICS

HANGING OUT WITH ICE CREAM BORIS

REMINISCE THE DAYS AT CITY HALL

 

THEY HOLD EACH OTHER UP AND CRY

AND MAKE A SCENE THE PEOPLE 

THEY ALL LOOK IN HORROR 

AS THEY PASS TH   EM BY

 

CORRESPONDING ALCOHOLICS

FLOAT LIKE ICEBERGS IN A FOREST

STANDING IN THE BACK THEY WAVE GOODBYE

 

 CITY OF TEARS ( Arthur Lamonica Kathy Lamonica )

 

 ONCE UPON A NIGHT OF SURPRISE

I LOOKED IN YOUR EYES TO A PLACE FARAWA 

TOOK A WALK ON VICTORIA BRIDGE

I COULD NOT RESIST TO TAKE YOU THERE 

IN THE CITY OF TEARS 

THE CITY OF ANCIENT YEARS

THE CITY OF TEARS THE CITY THAT DISAPPEARED 

ALL ALONE ON A COLD RAINY NIGHT

I WAS LOST IN A RHYME WITH A SLEEPLESS DREAD 

UNDERNEATH THE WHISPERING WIND

MY FEET ON THE SAND AND THE ROAR IN MY HEAD

IN THE CITY OF TEARS 

THE CITY OF ANCIENT YEARS

THE CITY OF TEARS THE CITY THAT DISAPPEARED

I GUESS I COULD GO ANYWHERE

I GUESS I DON’T REALLY CARE

AND I BE LIKE ANYONE OR EVERYONE

IF I DARE

IN THE CITY OF TEARS

THE CITY OF ANCIENT YEARS

THE CITY OF TEARS THE CITY THAT DISAPPEARED 

ONCE UPON A NIGHT OF SURPRISE 

I LOOKED IN YOUR EYES TO A PLACE FARAWAY

 

PAY THE TOLL ( Arthur Lamonica )

 

WELL IT’S TWELVE O’CLOCK IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

AND I JUST GOT OFF MY JOB 

AND MY ONCE AGILE HANDS ARE CAKED WITH MUD 

FROM AUTO PARTS FROM FOREIGN LANDS

WELL YOU PAY THE TOLL PAY THE TOLL WELL I DON’T MIND

WELL YOU PAY THE TOLL PAY THE TOLL WELL I DON’T MIND

WELL I HEAD DOWNTOWN TO CHINATOWN

THERE’S A BAR DOWN THERE THAT HAS CHEAP BEER

AND CHINA DOLLS THEY’RE PAINTING UP THE ATMOSPHERE

WELL YOU PAY THE TOLL PAY THE TOLL WELL I DON’T MIND

WELL YOU PAY THE TOLL PAY THE TOLL WELL I DON’T MIND

WELL IT’S TWELVE O’CLOCK IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

AND I JUST GOT OFF MY JOB

AND MY ONCE AGILE HANDS ARE CAKED WITH MUD 

FROM AUTO PARTS FROM FOREIGN LANDS

WELL YOU PAY THE TOLL PAY THE TOLL WELL I DON’T MIND

WELL YOU PAY THE TOLL PAY THE TOLL WELL I DON’T MIND

 

BENEATH YOUR EYES (Arthur Lamonica)

 

THERES A HEARTACHE IN HARLEM

A LIFETIME OF PROBLEMS AND WOE 

BENEATH YOUR EYES

THERE ARE HIGHS AND REFLECTIONS

LIES AND DECEPTIONS IN CODES

BENEATH YOUR EYES I FALL ASLEEP 

BENEATH YOUR EYES I'M AT YOUR FEET

BENEATH YOUR EYES I AM AS YOU SEE

I WAS WALKING IN TIME

WITH THE RHYTYM AND RHYMES OF THE FOOLS

BENEATH YOUR EYES

I WAS STANDING IN SHADOWS 

AVOIDING THE SIGN OF THE MOON

BENEATH YOUR EYES I'M GONNA RIGHT MY WRONG

BENEATH YOUR EYES I'M GONNA FIX UP MY HOME

BENEATH YOUR EYES I'M GONNA DO YOU NO HARM

I WAS LYIN IN WAITING AND INSINUATING THE BLUES

BENEATH YOUR EYES

I WAS TIRED AND FADING AND INVESTIGATING THE CLUES

BENEATH YOUR EYES I FALL ASLEEP 

BENEATH YOUR EYES I'M AT YOUR FEET

BENEATH YOUR EYES I AM AS YOU SEE

BENEATH YOUR EYES 

 

CHASING LIGHTNING ( Arthur Lamonica )

 

THERES A PLACE THAT I COULD HIDE IN

ITS MY FRIEND ITS MY INVENTION

AND WHEN I GO YOU WILL NOT FIND ME

AND IF YOU TRY ITS LIKE CHASING LIGHTNING

WHEN MY SOUL IT GETS SO HOLLOW

THERES A ROAD THAT I DO FOLLOW

AND IT’S A SIGN OF MY REDEMPTION

AND IF YOU TRY ITS LIKE CHASING LIGHTNING

OOH I’M IN LINE WITH THE STARS

AND THE SEVEN MOUNTAINS

NEAR BUT YET SO FAR

IN MY INNER SANCTUM

WHEN MY LIFE IT GETS SO CLUTTERED

THERES A WORLD THAT I DISCOVER

AND WHEN I GO YOU WILL NOT FIND ME

AND IF YOU TRY ITS LIKE CHASING LIGHTNING

AND IF YOU TRY ITS LIKE CHASING LIGHTNING

AND IF YOU TRY ITS LIKE CHASING LIGHTNING

CHASING LIGHTNING

 

NEPTUNE’S GOLD (Arthur Lamonica)

 

WELL I HELD YOU IN MY ARMS

YOU WERE SO YOUNG BUT I HELD ON

I CURSE MYSELF BUT I HELD ON

NOW STAND BY AN OPEN ROAD

A BROKEN MAN BIBLE IN MY HAND 

SEARCHING MY SOUL

SEARCHING FOR THE GOLD

DON’T FORSAKE ME AND CALL ME A LIAR 

CONFISCATE ME BUT DON’T YOU EVER LOOK ME IN THE EYE

WELL I HELD YOU IN MY ARMS

YOU WERE SO YOUNG BUT I HELD ON

I CURSE MYSELF BUT I HELD ON