Lyrics for Thom Parrott's songs from the CD
WARTS AND ALL by Cabin Lance and Thom Parrott


I NEVER DREAMED
words & music by Thom Parrott
Copyright 1982, 2003 by Thom Parrott, BMI

I never dreamed, when I awoke with you, that I would lay back down alone,
But before the day was thru, the word came you were gone.
I sent my friends to talk to you. I sent my family too.
But each of them reported back that they could not get thru.

The wedding song I wrote for you, it was only yesterday.
It seemed to make you happy then, but now you've gone away.
The man who took you out of here has strangled up your mind.
But think about the gentle love of him you left behind.

I'll survive, I have before, but may the Gods forbid again,
And I will try, as you have asked, to simply be your friend.
I cannot say that I will wait forever for you dear,
But if I wait a day or two you know I'll wait a year.

It was on the Eve of Candlemas, when each alone must stand,
We burn the past, we start anew, we learn to live with pain.
Ah, Becky, darling, Evenstar, you're the first glow in my sky.
I never dreamed, when I awoke with you, that you could make me cry.


NEW HEARTACHE
words & music by Thom Parrott
Copyright 1982, 2003 by Thom Parrott, BMI

I'm working on a new heartache, baby don't you pay me no mind.
You don't want to get yourself a big stake in what I'm hoping to find.
I'm working on a new heartache. I'm working on a new heartache. I'm working on a new heartache.

I'm working on a new heartache, baby don't you refuse.
You got a lot of what it will take to give me a bad case of the blues.
I'm working on a new heartache. I'm working on a new heartache. I'm working on a new heartache.

I'm working on a new heartache, baby won't you come over here.
You can give me your emotional outtakes but you better not get too near.
I'm working on a new heartache. I'm working on a new heartache. I'm working on a new heartache.

I'm working on a new heartache, baby please don't you refuse.
You got a lot of what it will take to give me a beautiful case of the blues.
I'm gonna write a lot of songs about you, baby, when you're gone.
I'm working on a new heartache. I'm working on a new heartache. I'm working on a new heartache.


SWEAT WAS IN OUR KISSES
words & music by Thom Parrott
Copyright 1982, 2003 by Thom Parrott, BMI

Sweat was in our kisses, love was in our eyes
And Bonnie Bluhm was singing from the heart.
We were laughing. We were dancing. We were leaping up and down,
And I kept wishing we would never part.

The doorman didn't know you, how could he be so blind.
Then he remembered we were dancing close and slow.
And we danced every song they played on our feet or in our hearts,
Then you whispered to me "Please let's go."

We went back to my place and lay down for a while.
Then I got the call to write a song.
You were laying, sleeping. I was playing my guitar.
And the words were coming quick and strong.

When I take you home again and watch you walk inside,
I wonder what we have to do that for.
But we've agreed to take it slow and we've agreed that's wise,
And we can't be seperated by the closing of a door.

We laugh at all the same things, we refuse to fuss and fight,
We move together real good when we dance.
We're easy in our friendship, we're easy in our love,
And it would be so easy, girl, to take the chance....

Sweat was in our kisses, love was in our eyes
And Bonnie Bluhm was singing from the heart.
We were laughing. We were dancing. We were leaping up and down,
And I kept wishing we would never part.


STEEL STRING QUEEN
words & music by Thom Parrott
Copyright 1982, 2003 by Thom Parrott, BMI

If home is where the heart is, the stage is home to me
And you who listen to my songs become my family
But when the evenings over and everybody leaves
I have to turn my back upon what feels like home to me.

So if you catch me looking lonely, girl, I'm sorry
Please believe its nothing that you lack
If you catch me looking lonely, girl, I'm sorry
But the need to sing and my steel string queen will always call me back.

If lovers are the ones who take you just the way you are
Then I have never known a love as true as my guitar
She has the patience of a saint, the stature of a queen
And what my fingers give to her, her strings return to me.

So if you catch me looking lonely, girl, I'm sorry
Please believe its nothing that you lack
If you catch me looking lonely, girl, I'm sorry
But the need to sing and my steel string queen will always call me back.


TRINE T KEPE TRAK
words & music by Thom Parrott
Copyright 1982, 2003 by Thom Parrott, BMI

Chorus:
Trying to keep track of what my friends are doing.
Trying to keep track of who my friends are screwing.
Trying to keep track of my friends.
Trying to keep track of my friends.

Verses:
Read from want ads, personals, other material from newspapers.
Originally used soap opera weekly summaries.


HIPPY TIME
words & music by Thom Parrott
Copyright 1982, 2003 by Thom Parrott, BMI

We said maybe Monday, or Wednesday perhaps
Then we showed up Tuesday -- well, that was where it was at.
You said that we missed it, a day more or less
So we kicked back and smiled and said give it a rest.
Hippy time. Hippy time. Hippy time.

I'll be back in an hour I told them a five
About seven-thirty I finally arrived
But nobody got tense, nobody was sore
Cause they'd been on hippy time since their feet hit the floor.
Hippy time. Hippy time. Hippy time.

If the words that I'm saying don't make any sense
Just think of a clock as a kind of a fence
Cutting off pieces of the life you would lead
If you want your freedom try singing with me:
Hippy time. Hippy time. Hippy time.

If you've got a minute I could tell you some more
She said come on in so I passed thru her door
Late the next morning when she opened her eyes
Said "That was a hell of a minute" I said "Are you really surprised."
Hippy time. Hippy time. Hippy time.

Cabin said Thom "Let's go for a walk"
Its such a nice day, maybe go for a walk
So we strolled across Central and we rolled up some smoke
And for a couple of hours we just swapped songs and toked.
Hippy time. Hippy time. Hippy time.


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