LYRICS:
CECIL CASSANDRA, PAINTED HORSES, SLEEPING WITH AN ANGEL, TAKE YOUR TIME IS SLIPPING AWAY, JESUS AIN'T GONNA BEG, ALIENATION BLUE, DANCING IN THE MYSTERY, FOR FIONA

CECIL CASSANDRA

I've been seeing this girl named Cecil Cassandra · she’s staying with some friends over in Alhambra · I met her dancing in a strippers club · I said, you got the flesh to thrill me baby, what about your love · she said, love comes few and far between · the flame of desire and the wish of a dream · she took me on that first night · sat me on her bed and turned out the light · she said rock me, slowly · daddy hold me through the night · in the morning, don’t say nothing, about nothing · you got that right if you want to rock me tonight

Cecil was born in the Colombian plains · in a Catholic village known for smuggling cocaine · her daddy was killed before she was five · her mama took her running to get out of there alive · I took Cecil to the Cafe Delphini · she kept staring at me over her lime martini · she kept her eyes open in the dark · like an owl in the branches of her heart · she said, rock me, slowly · daddy hold me through the night · in the morning, don’t say nothing, about nothing · you got that right · if you want to rock me tonight

I woke up to Cecil hitting me with her shoes · she said, I love to love but I hate to lose · that night she spoke in her sleep · with her little hand squeezing me · I went looking for Cecil cross town · her friends said she split, she can’t be found · I know she’s somewhere with her Latin style · she’s somewhere running, in her little girl’s smile · she say, rock me, slowly · daddy hold me through the night · in the morning, don’t say nothing, about nothing · you got that right · if you want to rock me tonight · if you want to rock me · rock me tonight

PAINTED HORSES

Here on the stage · baby she don’t bluff · she lays her bets down · walks on through the crunch · now all that matters · she told me again you better find some real laughter · before your number’s up my friend · you thought you knew it all · but never, comes a time · for everything · painted horses · all are running · for nothing’s what it seems

Memories they scatter · they stay upon your wall · reaching through the shadow · she said, help me if I fall · I'm tired and hungry · for something I can touch · I got a thousand things · but it don’t add up to much · you thought you knew it all · but never, comes a time · for everything · painted horses · all are running · for nothing’s what it seems

There’s seven horses · running through your door · you bought again the same thing · you threw out before · she made a wish · she wished upon a star · she said you better love yourself · start from where you are · you thought you knew it all · but never, comes a time · for everything · painted horses · all are running · for nothing’s what it seems

SLEEPING WITH AN ANGEL

Early in the morning · before the sparrows sing · when the neighborhood is sleeping · lost in a dream · I hold you in my arms · safe from any harm · and I say a prayer · I'm sleeping with an angel · I know it's true · I know I'm lucky to be lying next to you · sleeping with an angel

While the world is waiting · for the night to end · when the whole game starts · all over again · but now time is suspended · in this moment never ending · I'm just holding on · sleeping with an angel · what else could I do · I won't go far · I'll come running back to you

You’re softly breathing · in such a peaceful place · as the light of the dawn · reaches 'cross your face · a thousand years are falling · a thousand years are calling · from the heart of love · sleeping with an angel · I know it's true · I know I'm lucky to be lying next to you · sleeping with an angel · what else could I do · I won't go far · I'll come running back to you

TAKE YOUR TIME IS SLIPPING AWAY

She said what are you doing here · I said blame it on the moon, I keep coming round · it must be gravity or something · maybe I just had to see you again · take your time is slipping away · when it all comes down to love · what were you thinking of · I just can’t wait another day · take your time is slipping away

She said you’re playing with fire · I said baby what did you expect · I’m a naked flame in your haystack mama · every time you look at me that way · take your time is slipping away · when it all comes down to love · what were you thinking of I just can’t wait, another day · it falls like rain right from my eyes · years gone, no alibis

She said what do you see when you close your eyes · I said, darkness baby, it’s dark as night · she said close ‘em one time for me man · that’s when her lips felt mine and she whispered · take your time is slipping away · when it all comes down to love · what were you thinking of · when it all comes down · what were you thinking · when it all comes down to love · you know I just can’t wait, another day · I can’t wait · take your time is slipping, slipping away · take your time is slipping, slipping away

JESUS AIN'T GONNA BEG

Roll on Saint Cadillac · put 4 wheels on the road · highway 10 straight to black · your skin like a horny toad · hanging on to the rails son· free that dynamo · lift the hood on your desire · where she stops nobody knows · your engines running on fire water · your stealth bomber's laying eggs · take your chances with mass delusion · Jesus ain’t gonna beg · Jesus ain’t gonna beg · He ain’t gonna beg · Jesus ain’t gonna

TV faces smorgasbord · billboard acres in your head · these shoes'll make you younger · even fix you up boy, when you're dead · there ain't nothing more to buy · gonna feed my hungry soul · everybody stand in line · watch the bleeding of the bull · hang on to your heart girl · we're sticking lightning in a powder keg · all kinds of rumors are going round · Jesus ain’t gonna beg · Jesus ain’t gonna beg · Jesus ain’t gonna beg · Jesus ain’t gonna

They gonna swallow you up · down in that monkey junk town · tie you up in lore · paint a whistle on your frown · then your preacher come preachin’ like a hellhound on your tail · we got the goods baby we gotta go · big weasel’ll blow your bail · hang on to your head kid · I wouldn’t pull your leg · you could lose yourself in the holy church · Jesus ain’t gonna beg · Jesus ain’t gonna beg · ain’t gonna beg now · Jesus ain’t gonna beg · Jesus ain’t gonna beg · Jesus ain’t gonna

ALIENATION BLUE

My laundry isn't done · the unruly nights begun ·
I’m falling 'neath the clouds · beneath the light of a distant sun ·
she was all for me · in the aching breaking night ·
now all that I can do · is wander round like a satellite ·
I’m so lonesome for you now · alienation blue now ·
the night comes too soon · my heartache burns like a relentless moon ·
things are strange round here
· everything’s strange round here ·
everyday I keep walking through · alienation blue


Where there are no faces · looking gentle into mine ·
just strangers with locks, uncertain doors to hide behind ·
on the open beach, or a dim smoky bar ·
it makes no difference where I am or where my angels are ·
I'm talking lost avenue now · alienation blue now ·
I stop for some tea · I read the newspaper for free ·
people leave me alone · just like a graveyard stone
·
everyday I keep walking through
· alienation blue

No matter where I turn · no matter where I roam I’m gnawing on the distance ·
my legs are running but my heart is waiting like a stone what did I do now ·
I've done lost you now · the day comes too soon ·
heartache burns like a relentless moon planets change in time ·
until the seasons take me through mine ·
everyday I’ll keep walking through
· alienation blue

DANCING IN THE MYSTERY

I’m spinning like a carousel in my mind · I’m up, down, blue, green, in between, and all around · I got five women crowded in my mind · my heart is on the roulette table · my pulse is beating double time · baby I’m ready · everything up to now is history · so I’m letting go dancing in the mystery

It’s revelation time for deep down Romeo · I’m licking through the embers of passion’s salty afterglow · every move I make round here gravity is strange · it’s moon talk conversation calling out the wrong lover’s name · baby I'm busted · you’re breaking through to the heart of me · I’m putting my best foot down · dancing in the mystery

Feel that big drum heart beat · deep down in the groove · there’s something wild in your eyes that I can’t refuse · listen to me, oh ooh · baby I’m tempted · I can feel your love on me · you got me upside down · we’re dancing in the mystery

FOR FIONA

For Fiona yesterday · was just a dream that slipped away
Looks as though we’re here to stay · you cannot keep what you do not give away
There was a time before us now · worlds that rose out of the clouds
Left statues on the ground · where trumpets play without a sound

I’m over you · like a big fat moon · so far away I’m flying on my way

If only you would show me how · I would meet you here and now
Like the Zen masters do · I would stop the world for you
I was listening for a sound · I put my ear down to the ground
I heard footsteps far away · like talking when there’s nothing else to say

I’m over you · like a big fat moon · I’m far away · I’m flying on my way

For Fiona yesterday · was just a dream that got away
Looks as though we’re here today · you cannot keep what you do not give away