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DOWN TO EARTH:

Funhouse of Mirrors ©1999 Marian Mastrorilli

At times like these I am certain
I have nothing to say
Worn-out observations
Chase my spirit away

I stumble down backroads and alleys
I know I've been down them before
I can't seem to get where I'm going
I can't take this wandering much more

Can I find my way out of this funhouse of mirrors
These hundreds of pathways and doors
Can I gather my thoughts into something coherent
Before they spin out of control

At times like these I am certain
The well has finally run dry
And I will be like Tommy
Again deaf, dumb and blind

Missing who I used to be
Cursing who I've become
Another bitter used-to-be
Mourning my days in the sun

Can I find my way out of this funhouse of mirrors
Can I find my way out of this song
Can I cut myself just a little slack
Call it a day and move on

I've finally reached the conclusion
A conclusion is not to be found
'Cause I can drive myself crazy
Drive ideas into the ground

Why Do I ©2003 Marian Mastrorilli

Why do I
Try to reach your soul
You're just a guy I barely know
I can't let go
Still I hope to catch your eye
Even though I'm not your type

Why do I
Care that you don't care
I'm over here, you're over there
I can't let go
And I'm not ready to try
Even though I'm not your type

If we don't have a real connection
I won't take it personally
Your ivory towers of perfection
Have no room for someone like me

Why do I
Why do I
Let you get to me

In the Moment ©2003 Marian Mastrorilli/Craig Fox

A current runs through
The canyons of my world
It is my oxygen
It makes me whole

It carries me far
Past the walls of my house
It erases the silence
The choir of doubts

Oh to be in the moment
Oh this is my bliss
It doesn't get better
No it doesn't get better than this

It's like solving a puzzle
Or finding a key
To wide open spaces
And spaces between

Or gazing at stars
From a faraway field
Closing the gaps
Of what's fake and what's real

Oh to be in the moment
Oh this is my bliss
It doesn't get better
No it doesn't get better than this

Oh to be in the moment
Free of regrets
Beyond expectations
Of what happens next

Oh to be in the moment
Oh this is my bliss
It doesn't get better
No it doesn't get better
It doesn't get better
It doesn't get better than this

The Way I Feel ©2001 Marian Mastrorilli

I've been lying to my doctor
Say I'm getting rest
I lie awake for hours
Caught up in a mess
This can't go on

And though I am not sleeping
My dreams they linger on
Playing out the same old scenes
And the same old songs
This can't go on

It comes and goes, I can't control
The way I feel
Runs hot and cold, it's getting old
The way I feel

I've been lying to my doctor
Say I'm overtired
Frayed around the edges
I'm fired up and wired
This can't go on

Got to understand the deeper meaning of it all
'Cause I am the author of the writing on the wall
This can't go on

It comes and goes, I can't control
The way I feel
Runs hot and cold, it's getting old
The way I feel

Look into this statue's eyes
They're haunted, but they're not alive
Look close enough and you may see
The breaking of reality

I've been lying to myself
I cannot get outside my head
'Cause I haven't been myself
I can't get out of bed
This can't go on

Moving like a dancer
In a shady old man bar
Always give away too much
I always go too far
This can't go on

It comes and goes, I can't control
The way I feel
Runs hot and cold, it's getting old
The way I feel

 

Just About Me ©2001 Charlene Donohue

We planned our future, closely entwined
We were unified, body and mind
The closer that we got the weaker you became
Now there's no need to assign any blame

Because it's not about us
It's just about me
My heart now loses out to my sanity
No more emotion clouding reality
Because it's not about us, no
It's just about me

We had our good times
That I can't dismiss
Fond memories of wedded bliss
And what you did does not take all that goodness away
But without trust I cannot stay

Because it's not about us
It's just about me
My heart now loses out to my sanity
No more emotion clouding reality
Because it's not about us, no
It's just about me

You'll go your way and I'll go mine
Maybe I'll see you around sometime
We'll smile and reminisce
Maybe share one last kiss
Then I'll turn around and just walk away

Because it's not about us
It's just about me...