Smoke Ring Days

 
 

SpiceHouse

Eyes

02:15
SpiceHouse
2011-12-31
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP

Lyrics

EYES

EYES, THOSE SOULFUL EYES
YEAH, ONCE THEY GLANCED MY WAY
THE PURPOSE OF MY LIFE BECAME
AS BRIGHT AND CLEAR AS DAY

EYES, THOSE EARNEST EYES
YEAH, ONCE THEIR GAZE MET MINE
I KNEW SOMEHOW THEY HELD THE KEY
WERE SENDING ME A SIGN

YOU TAUGHT ME THE TRUTH
WOULD SOMEHOW SET US FREE
AND IF OUR HEARTS WERE PURE WE COULD
ALL LIVE IN HARMONY

I LONGED SO FOR YOUR LOVE
I TOOK IT ALL TOO FAR
NOT SEEING WHAT WE HAD IN HAND
I WENT AND RAISED THE BAR
YEAH, I TOOK IT WAY TOO FAR

SpiceHouse
08/18/2017
R.eppedio/C.r.Keyser-Posner
SpiceHouse
2015-11-19
smokesongs ltd.

Lyrics

Ghosts of War

Once I ran and played
The days were filled with light and order
TV plays and joking
Till I heard my mother call

Peaceful memories fade
Now, gaze fixed on revenge and slaughter
All ablaze and smoking
I am ash, a deathly pall

No one knew my name
And none recalled the celebration
When my mother bore me
Was no longer someone’s son

Then the rebels came
Undone, alone, I joined their nation
Did not look before me
At the future yet to come

Warm beneath the sun
I froze at sounds of war approaching
Scattered screams, then silence
Which was worse I can’t recall

Tried to move, to run
But close the hounds of Death encroaching
Shattered dreams and violence
Black as night, now naught at all

SpiceHouse
2005-11-04
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP

Lyrics

Ibiza Sunrise (With You I'm Free)

Oh baby, here comes the morning
Look out, a new day is dawning
Shake it awake, stop your yawning
Now is near

Pale moon retreats like a ghost dove
We should be making the most of
A place so set up to host love
Get in gear

Chorus:

Your love is warm as the sunrise
Bright as the lovelight in your eyes
Sweet as the sound of hello
Sweeping me up in the flow
Right here's where I wanna be
There's nothing better to me
With you I'm free

Warm sunshine painting the daybreak
In time with each breath that we take
Move to the groove, it's no mistake
We are here

So close our chakras are touching
Go slow, there's no need for rushing
Whoah, no, this love is a lush thing
Deep and dear

After a season of storming
You came along without warning
Changed up my life, now sun's pouring
Sweet and clear

Our lives have been laced together
Two bodies bound up forever
Two souls with love as the tether
Holding near

SpiceHouse
2015-10-02
smokesongs ltd.

Lyrics

Nightbird:

I am flying without wings
Here so high above the sky
One with all, I soar and fall
Within the night I cry and call
Sweetest sound echoes around
So Steele away, stay listening

If you need me, turn me on
On the air I’m always there
Prerecord and you’ll distort
Choisir la vie et non la mort
‘Cross the moon a shadow swoon
Dips deep in flight until night’s gone

If you dare to, fly with me
I’m the Bird, my songs you’ve heard
To be real exist to feel
To be all there we must reveal
Sounds of the night make all alright
Until the sun, we’re one and free

SpiceHouse
2010-12-30
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP

Lyrics

The Longing

Four weeks and we barely have spoken
One month now since we’ve been apart
My love, was I merely a token
How could you play with my heart

Chorus:

Was it so wrong
To feel the longing
We don’t belong
But I will go on

I gave you it all on a platter
So sure I was safe in your arms
You act as if it didn’t matter
Why would you wish me such harm

One day we will pass as if strangers
This pain will have faded away
I’ve learned that with love there is danger
That is the price we must pay

SpiceHouse
SpiceHouse
2011-03-23
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP

Lyrics

Good Man

Somehow, somewhere you left the track
And now I've got to get you back
I will use all of my lovin' force
To get you to stop and stay the course

Cause you're a good man
Down on your luck, but you'll be lifted up
Yes, you're a good man
You won't be denied and I'll be by your side

Someone, somehow led you astray
Led you on, got gone, left you to pay
Wouldn't leave, my love,
I'm here for good
Cause for sure, amor, it's understood

That you're a good man
Meant to be one, our love won't be undone
Yes, you're a good man
I won't be denied, you'll be my joy and pride

Someday, someway,you'll be all right
Until then I'll work with all my might
To have and hold your hand in mine
To help you to stand and walk that line

For you're a good man
Precious and rare, with a woman who cares
Yes, you're a good man
We won't be denied, we'll be soul satisfied

SpiceHouse
2011-07-14
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP

Lyrics

Brand New Day

Please, please tell me what they’re worth
The rights we had at birth
Just where have they all gone
It’s all gone wrong

And why, do we march off to die
Without a reason why
For whose sake do we go
I need to know

When, will justice finally see
It’s up to you and me
To lead her to the light
Make it all right

And give, from that place deep inside
That still recalls with pride
A place under the sun
Where we were one

Chorus:

Please, lift up your voice in song
Been silent far too long
It’s time to right the wrong
And hey, it’s a brand new day

Hope, to hear the sweet refrain
Of freedom freed from chains
The sweetness of her song
Waiting so long

And pray, that it will all work out
Raise up your voice and shout
There is a better way
And it’s our day

SpiceHouse
2008-01-05
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP

Lyrics

The World is a Jungle

It's a jungle out there, it's a jungle out there
It's a jungle out there, 'cause life isn't fair
So better take care, it's a jungle out there

It's a jungle out there, it's a jungle out there
It's a jungle out there, so don't you be square
You'd better beware, it's a jungle out there

Chorus:

When you feel scared deep down inside
I will be there, no need to hide
Release your fear, I'll be your guide
The world is a jungle, but I'm on your side

It's a jungle inside, it's a jungle inside
It's a jungle inside with nowhere to hide
Hold on to your pride, it's a jungle inside

It's a jungle inside, it's a jungle inside
It's a jungle inside, c'mon for the ride
Shut down, open wide, it's a jungle inside

It's a jungle today, it's a jungle today
It's a jungle today, so hear what I say
And keep fear at bay, it's a jungle today

It's a jungle today, it's a jungle today
It's a jungle today, the world has gone gray
Let love light the way, it's a jungle today

SPiceHouse
2010-11-18
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP

Lyrics

Better C’mon

Baby, when I see you comin’ I don’t know what to do
Don’t know if I should be runnin’ or run on back to you
You say want me there beside you throughout the thick and thin
How come ‘never we’re together feels like our love’s a sin

Better c’mon, whoa c’mon, baby c’mon, yeah c’mon
Better c’mon, whoa c’mon, yeah c’mon, oh my baby
Better c’mon, whoa c’mon, oh my baby
Better c’mon, whoa c’mon, oh my baby

Baby, though I’ve heard around that your heart belongs to me
Don’t know if I should believe it or let that rumor be
They say, hey c’mon now baby, let rich guy care for you
How come always feelin’ maybe, how can our love be true

Baby, well you may have cash, but my stash is not for sale
Don’t know what you’re tryin’ to prove, but your moves are gettin’ stale
I say, better lay it out and just shout out where you stand
How come I don’t know for sure as to whether you’re my man

SpiceHouse
2005-02-11
C.R.Keyser-Posner/R.Eppedio © Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP

Lyrics

BLUE HAZE AROUND THE CRESCENT MOON

CAFE L'AMOUR, IT'S LATE AT NIGHT
MY LOVE AND I HAVE HAD A FIGHT
MR. RIGHT NOW IS LOOKING RIGHT

THE WINE IS FLYING TO MY HEAD
I SHOULD BE LYING IN MY BED
I CAN'T RECALL A THING HE'S SAID

CHORUS:

I'M IN A BOOZY, WOOZY SWOON
THE SOUND OF SWEET SAX FILLS THE ROOM
BLUE HAZE AROUND THE CRESCENT MOON

THE ATMOSPHERE IS FILLED WITH HAZE
YOU KNOW MY MIND IS IN A DAZE
WANDERING IN THE WILDEST WAYS

THE CRESCENT MOON IS ON THE RISE
CANDESCENT BLUE IN BLACKEST SKIES
ILLUMINATES THOSE LOVELY LIES

THE AUTUMN AIR IMPARTS A CHILL
INTOXIACATING AS SOME PILL
INVITING ME TO DO ITS WILL

I GRAB A CAB AND HEAD ON HOME
ALL THE TIME HEARING THAT SAME SONG
WHERE LOVE'S BEEN WAITING ALL ALONG

SpiceHouse
2011-02-22
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP

Lyrics

Heartbreaker (#9)

I thought we’d be as one, my love, when we got old
The vow was 'til death do us part
You left me waiting in the aisle while I grew cold
Down to the bottom of my heart

Chorus:
What’s it gonna take to break you, heartbreaker
When you’re off your guard the game will begin
Make just one mistake, you lyin’ love taker
Then you will pay hard for the wage of your sin

An empty, blackened void as deep and dark as ash
Was all that I had left inside
You took my love from me and treated it like trash
Strangled my soul until it died

Someday, someone will make you feel the way I do
They’ll take your love, then take you out
One shell and straight to hell, for I will have my due
Beyond the shadow of a doubt

SpiceHouse
2011-12-27
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP

Lyrics

THE PATH TO HELL

WHEN I WAS SMALL I HAD MUCH MORE THAN I WANTED
A CHILD OF PRIVILEGE LACKING NOTHING AT ALL
THE THOUGHT THAT I MIGHT MISS A MEAL
WAS SO UNREAL
WHEN I WAS SMALL

AS TIME WOUND DOWN I SAW THAT NOT EVERYBODY
WAS BORN AND RAISED AS THOUGH WERE HEIR TO THE CROWN
THAT FATE DEALT SOME A HUNGRY HAND
I’D UNDERSTAND
AS TIME WOUND DOWN

ONE FATEFUL DAY I KNEW I HAD TO DO BETTER
TO BUILD A WORLD IN WHICH WE ALL GOT A SAY
AND ANYONE THAT WAS IN NEED
I PLEDGED TO FEED
ONE FATEFUL DAY

THE PATH TO HELL IS PAVED WITH ALL GOOD INTENTIONS
THE END RESULT AS SHARP AND CLEAR AS A BELL
AND NOW IT’S ALL TURNED OUT SO WRONG
AND I AM ON
THE PATH TO HELL

SpiceHouse
2008-02-02
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP

Lyrics

Do You Not Know Why

Oh, baby, do you not know why
Whoa, baby, do you not know why
If you ever were to leave me
I'd fall down on my knees and I'd cry

Chorus:

Wrong man's like a mountain that some women got to climb
But such a tricky trip Will leave you old before your time
But when it's right, well, there's no need to fuss and fight
'Cause there ain't nothin' feels so good
As bein' understood and held in the night

Oh, baby, never do you wrong
Whoa, sweet baby, never, ever do you wrong
Don't you know that it's you,
Say you do, 'cause you know we belong

Oh, baby, love you like the sun
Whoa, my baby, like a meltin', molten sun
And I'm burnin' for you
Like I never thought I'd love anyone

 

SpiceHouse
2011-06-21
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP

Lyrics

Touch

I have been near you, close enough to touch you
Wish you could hear the things I long so much to
Profess, my love, and as the stars are falling
Confess to me that you have felt the calling
And that we two will run away together
And find somewhere we’ll be alone forever

I’ve felt you near me, wished that I could touch you
Waited to hear the things you longed so much to
Profess, my love, and when the stars have fallen
Confess to you, I will, I feel the calling
Dream of the day we’ll run away together
Free then to say we’ll be alone forever

Bridge:

Destined lovers like no other under the sun
Both believing, slowly weaving two into one

Now that I’m near you I’m so glad to touch you
And that you hear the things I long so much to
Profess, my love, as long as stars keep falling
Confess to me that you still feel the calling
'Cause ever since we ran away together
I know the world is ours alone forever

SpiceHouse
2011-01-04
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP

Lyrics

The Longing

Four weeks and we barely have spoken
One month now since we’ve been apart
My love, was I merely a token
How could you play with my heart

Chorus:

Was it so wrong
To feel the longing
We don’t belong
But I will go on

I gave you it all on a platter
So sure I was safe in your arms
You act as if it didn’t matter
Why would you wish me such harm

One day we will pass as if strangers
This pain will have faded away
I’ve learned that with love there is danger
That is the price we must pay

SpiceHouse
2011-12-28
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP

Lyrics

TO BE FREE

IN THAT LIFE I WAS STRIPPED
SOMEONE’S WIFE, LIVING AS IN A SCRIPT
WEALTHY MAN’S FOLLY
WIND ME UP DOLLY

THEN ONE NIGHT, I AWOKE
SAW THE LIGHT, SUDDENLY GOT THE JOKE
MY MIND WAS REELING
FINALLY FEELING

LONGING JUST TO BE FREE
LEFT THERE WITH A FULL HEART
EVERY MILE BEHIND ME
CLOSER TO A NEW START

SpiceHouse
2012-01-04
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP

Lyrics

IN THESE TIMES

YES, AND HERE IN THESE TIMES I’M UNSURE WHERE TO GO
BUT IT’S CLEAR THAT MY CRIMES UNDERSCORE WHAT I KNOW

HOW CAN I COME TO YOU IN THE HOPE YOU’LL FORGIVE
JUSTIFY WHAT I CHOOSE WHEN YOU KNOW HOW I’VE LIVED

HOW COULD YOU COMPREHEND WHAT WAS FORMED IN MY MIND
IT’S A VIEW, MY SWEET FRIEND, THAT I’LL MOURN FOR ALL TIME

SpiceHouse
2011-04-28
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP

Lyrics

Stand Our Ground

Radiation
Rebel nation
Conversation
Talking heads without a message

Unemployment
No enjoyment
Troop deployment
Marching boots the Prophet presaged

Bridge:

You talk about destruction, now we’re so far past the Eve
Too late for reconstruction, time to save our lives and leave
But where will we all flee to now this train’s run off the track
Instead, we must be free to stand our ground and take it back

Thieving white shirts
Take till it hurts
Despite the dirt
No one pays the price for treason

Desperate housewives
Empty half lives
Children with knives
Dying daily – what’s the reason?

SpiceHouse
2011-01-26
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP

Lyrics

Waiting for You

Here in my lair I just sit and I stare
It is all I can do, ‘cause I’m waiting for you
Safe in my room be it sunshine or gloom
I’m not happy or blue, I’m just waiting for you.

Time crawls, the clock it ticks not at all
Four walls, oh, how they long for your call

Slumped in my chair I’m as still as the air
Have you even a clue that I’m waiting for you
Alone with my meal I don’t think, I don’t feel
It congeals just like glue while I’m waiting for you

Time crawls, as dark descends down the hall
Four walls wait for your footsteps to fall

Watching TV, it means nothing to me
World War I, World War II, I’m still waiting for you
Lying in bed, with one thought in my head
Hold my breath ‘til I’m blue while I’m waiting for you

Time crawls, the silence deafening all
Four walls have never felt quite as small

SpiceHouse
2011-05-10
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP

Lyrics

The Mad Lord of Blackwood Green

Black knight
Grey steed
They bleed
‘Neath night’s sky

Dark rite
Deep need
Take heed
Death rides nigh

Chorus:

Come the nightfall there will be madness
A whole world of suffering and sadness
Dark, demonic, ever-transcending
Spiraling downward, never-ending

Mortals meet where wise men would not tread
Full of fear and feelings of dull dread
Still they come, spurred on that the winning
Cheats the Mad Lord’s ghostly grinning

Thrust knife
Trust none
Game won
Next in line

Lost life
Brief run
Sweet son
Bitter wine

Moon’s rise
Mount falls
Crow calls
Mad lord’s leap

Last cries
Death thralls
Face palls
E’er to sleep

 

SpiceHouse
2011-12-30
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP

Lyrics

A SIMPLE TICK IN TIME

IF I COULD UNDO ALL THAT I’VE PUT US THROUGH
I WOULDN’T THINK TWICE, NOT SINCE I’VE SEEN THE PRICE
OF WHAT ONE MOMENT, A SIMPLE TICK IN TIME
HAS COME TO COST US NOW IT’S BECOME A CRIME

HOW, HOW COULD I CAUSE HIM TO DIE?

QUICKLY, I MUST LEAVE; THERE IS NO TIME TO GRIEVE
TO ALL I LOVE MOST BECOME A LIVING GHOST
WANDERING IN SHADOW, MY LIFE ONE NONE WILL KNOW
BENEATH THE RADAR, SO NEAR, BUT OH, SO FAR

ONCE, ONCE I’VE GONE WILL WE GO ON?

SpiceHouse
2011-06-02
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP

Lyrics

Be a Good Show

Move like you want it, my baby
Prove that you’re mine
Dance like you’re doing it, baby
Low, with no spine
Get into the deal and do whatcha feel
Cause when it comes to turning me on you know you’re so unreal
Groove slow, cause we know
If you can’t be good then be a good show

Lean like you mean it, my baby
Dream til it’s real
Touch me like you wanna break me
Harder than steel
Then cool it, you know - go slower than slow
Cause when it comes to fixing this mix just turn the speed on low
Hold tight, all right
And go with the flow, we’ll go it all night

Love like you need it, my baby
Just like the air
Hold me and know that you want me
Show me you care
Let your loving flow, and then let it go
And what you do will come back to you, just trust that it is so
Easy, you’ll see
If you take it slow, the feeling is free

Spicehouse
0000-00-00
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP

Lyrics

Surreal No. 9

Picture a crown of crimson 'round your head
Man with the bowler hat found in your bed

Refrain:

Time melts before your eyes
Moonlight and butterflies

Spectral cow, how now, but don't forget
Image unfurls: the girl's butterfly net

Mannequin man rides elephants in sky
Rowing a boat 'cross sand as tigers fly

Time drips sublime like honey from a tree
Distant worlds call, come take a trip with me

SpiceHouse
2005-02-11
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP

Lyrics

Hell to Pay

I heard it all from a friend
The words that you wouldn't say
Babe, from beginning to end
I knew it all, but in a thrall I stayed

Like being frozen in time
Or having feet made of clay
I turned away from your crime and I looked around
But I stood my ground today

Chorus:

And how're you gonna face us now
How you gonna make things right
What d'you visualize behind those eyes
When you're lying in bed at night

How're you gonna work it out
Will it ever be okay
Tell me, was the price of your sweet vice
Worth it all now there's hell to pay
Hell to pay

We worked so hard
Each and every day
But when we let down our guard
You blew it all, you threw it all away

And now you're acting the clown
As if this all were a play
Before the curtain comes down you'll trip and fall
There'll be no call today

You tell me that you will change
Won't ever hurt me again
But now your touch feels so strange
Though I don't know why, oh, how can we try, and when

Will all the fear disappear
And darkness ease from my mind
I know that one thing is clear, that for love to live
Oh, I must forgive and find

SpiceHouse
2007-00-00
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP

Lyrics

Mosaic

Many shades
Colors that cannot fade
Beneath a sky so blue
Bleed red like me and you
Onto the earth below
The land from birth we know

Chorus:

Oh, can't you see what this world could be
If we would lay our weapons down
Oh, don't you know how much good could grow
And how much beauty would abound
What we'll have found

Bit by bit
See how the pattern fits
Becomes a brilliant view
Of every human's hue
Mosaic masterpiece
Picture a world at peace

Hand in hand
Children from every land
Pray for a better place
Hope for the human race
Imagine us as one
Under the same bright sun

SpiceHouse
0000-00-00
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP

Lyrics

Now or Never

Gazing out a rain-streaked window
Waitin' on a starry show
Listening to the whistling wind blow
Knowin' you don't have to go

Flickering flames ascending higher
Checkin' as they spark and grow
Chinese wood upon the fire
Lyin' in the liquid glow

Baby, it's now or never
Come on, baby, let it go
Baby, it's now or never
Come on, baby, let it go
Baby, it's now or never
Come on, baby, let it go

Now I've got you where I want you
Never gonna let you go
Like a ghost I'm gonna haunt you
Come on, baby, don'tcha know

That I've got you where I need to
Come one, love, let's take it slow
It's my turn to taunt and tease you
Come on, honey, let it flow

Embers fading on the hearth now
Ending in an amber glow
As we're laying heart to heart
How can I say what you should know

Close our eyes in sweet surrender
Drifting off like virgin snow
Autumn into late December
Burn it bright and let it show


 

SpiceHouse
2007-11-01
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP

Lyrics

Bleecker Street

Just take a walk down Bleecker Street
And everyone you know
Is boppin' to the funky beat
That's blowin' soft and slow
It's sweet, on Bleecker Street

Well, Mary Jo from Kokomo
Is takin' in the sight
Of goth-black boys and adult toys
And children out at night
Cool heat on Bleecker Street

Chorus:

And when the evenin' comes round
Tune in and turn on the sound
In Cons or wearin' a crown
Jump up and we'll get down

It's kinda down near Chinatown
With Soho in between
So show your face, 'cause it's the place
To make the Village scene
So reet, on Bleecker Street

F'ya got the blues, then dig the news
Like Blakey, we all swing!!
So flip the cheer and head on here
To live large like a king
Get fleet to Bleecker Street

SpiceHouse
2005-02-11
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP

Lyrics

Baby, I Know That You Know

I'm not into playing games
If you ain't the same
Just forget my name, won't you

Never into breaking hearts
Nor to faking parts
Waiting once I start won't do

Chorus:

All I am and all I'm into
Look on down straight to my soul
For all that I can do's to be here with you
Baby, I know that you know

I'm not into naming names
Nor to seeking fame
No, that freaky game won't do

Never into keeping score
Don't know what that's for
Sometime less is more, so true

I'm not into laying blame
Nor to feeling shame
For a ren-no-name-dez-vous

Never want it less than real
Love is hard as steel
C'mon, make me feel, won't you

SpiceHouse
2008-02-03
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP

Lyrics

Drifting

Life was rich, all was sweet
Thought I hadn't a care
'Til the sand 'neath my feet
Spun from glass into air

Now I've nowhere to go
Every day's just the same
Like the tide's ebb and flow
Rushing low whence it came

Chorus:

Drifting, lost at sea
Ghost ship beckons, calls to me
No horizon can I see
All I'm sure of's uncertainty

Paused in place, trapped in time
Day and night pass as one
Without reason or rhyme
Rising moon, setting sun

Oh, will I get ashore
Do I care; do I dare
Cling to dry land once more
Unsure that it's still there

Better yet, let the sea
Float me far from the beach
For the fog calls to me
From beyond reason's reach

SpiceHouse
0000-00-00
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP

Lyrics

Ties That Bind

Used to be lip to lip
Heart to heart and hip to hip
Now that's gone
Life goes on

We put those plans behind us
We cry, but tears don't blind us
We find the tie that binds us

Used to see eye to eye
Day to day, years go by
Like a song
We play on

We put the pain behind us
We try, but love don't find us
Hold tight the tie that binds us

Refrain:

And now we're back at the start
Though there's a hole in my heart
We'll not part

Used to dream, soul to soul
Much too much, took the toll
Right the wrong
And write on

We put the past behind us
We hide so they won't find us
This is the tie that binds us

SpiceHouse
2005-11-04
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP

Lyrics

Blow

Baby, when I'm with you
Lovin's on my mind
Every time I kiss you
You blow my mind

Man, the way you move me
Never thought I'd find
Someone who could groove me
You blow my mind

Chorus:

Ridin' so low, blow my mind
Slidin' so slow, blow my mind
I never thought I would find
Someone like you - blow my mind

Baby, you're so knowin'
Showed up right on time
Got me where I'm goin'
You blow my mind

Come on over near me
Touch me now in kind
Close enough to hear me
You blow my mind

Slow and low I'll whisper
Tight the night unwinds
Hot enough to blister
You blow my mind

Baby, there's no tellin'
Just what we may find
I'll be your Magellan
[And] you blow my mind

SpiceHouse
2012-01-02
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP

Lyrics

FOUR WALLS

WITHIN THESE FOUR WALLS
THAT’S WHERE YOU’LL FIND ME
NOWHERE TO WANDER
AFRAID THEY MIGHT SEE

HOW LOST I AM WITHOUT YOU
MY THOUGHTS ARE ALL ABOUT YOU
AND WHAT WE COULD BE
YEAH, OF WHAT SHOULD BE

CHORUS:

I’M IN A GRAY PLACE
A LIFE THAT I’VE MADE
ONE THAT I CAN’T FACE
ALTHOUGH I MUST STAY

I CAN’T ENDANGER
ALL THAT I HOLD DEAR
SO I’M A STRANGER 
WHO’LL EVER STAY HERE

LOCKED UP IN LONESOME
NO WAY TO BE FREE
NO ONE TO TURN TO
THAT WORLD’S BEHIND ME

IF I COULD TURN THE CLOCK BACK
IF I COULD TAKE IT ALL BACK
TO WHAT WE ONCE WERE
NOW IT’S BECOME BLURRED

SpiceHouse
2005-02-08
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP

Lyrics

Travelling

We slowly walk the silent ledge
Drawn ever closer to the edge
By lessons we have failed to learn
‘Til past the point of no return
With eyes cast fast toward the ground
As you look up and gaze around

Well, you trip, but don’t fall, ‘cause you wake from it all
First you’re there, then you’re here, in between disappears
And the damp on your brow melts away in the now
And you know, yes, you know, this is how
We go travelling

As you reach out your hand to mine
Our fingers desperate to entwine
And build a bridge through time and space
To find that safe and silent place
Where mournful cries are never heard
And lullabies without a word

Are sung into the wind, and then blown back again
Like a prayer, like a moan, every sound ever known
And the sad in your soul slowly loses control
And you know, yes, you know, to take hold
And go travelling

So close your eyes, fall into me
And realize all that you can be
Is here and now, and within your grasp
I’ll show you how, there’s no need to ask
Just trust the truth, it’ll light the way
For soon the proof will shine bright as the day

And you’ll know in your heart it was there from the start
On the tip of your tongue from the time you were young
Though you had not the words, somehow you were still heard
And you know, yes, you know, you were stirred
To go travelling

SpiceHouse
2008-01-10
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP

Lyrics

Oil

If you've got no oil, you pay the price
'Cause drought and slim don't load our dice
And if your skin is dusky-hued
Once we've left town, we're done, you're through
We won't be coming back for you

Chorus:

As thick and sweet as honey, it's the bloodiest of money
The currency of nations, it's the price of your salvation
More coveted than gold, it's why freedom's bought and sold
Every woman, child and man, you will fall where you now stand
For oil

If you've got no oil, we won't be there
Invest our cash, pretend we care
'Bout things that we think better banned
Once it goes down the way we planned
You will be under our command

If you've got no oil, there'll be no heat
Who told the poor life would be sweet
And it won't be their plight we ease
'Cause poverty's a bad disease
But all our money's overseas

SpiceHouse
2011-01-26
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP

Lyrics

Waiting for You

Here in my lair I just sit and I stare
It is all I can do, ‘cause I’m waiting for you
Safe in my room be it sunshine or gloom
I’m not happy or blue, I’m just waiting for you.

Time crawls, the clock it ticks not at all
Four walls, oh, how they long for your call

Slumped in my chair I’m as still as the air
Have you even a clue that I’m waiting for you
Alone with my meal I don’t think, I don’t feel
It congeals just like glue while I’m waiting for you

Time crawls, as dark descends down the hall
Four walls wait for your footsteps to fall

Watching TV, it means nothing to me
World War I, World War II, I’m still waiting for you
Lying in bed, with one thought in my head
Hold my breath ‘til I’m blue while I’m waiting for you

Time crawls, the silence deafening all
Four walls have never felt quite as small

SpiceHouse
2005-02-10
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP

Lyrics

Heal and Atone

Here in the dark
We are alone
Hear with our hearts
See with eyes closed

Heed what I say
Feel to the bone
Lead on the way
Heal and atone

Here in the dark
Out of control
Fear is the spark
Down in our souls

Heed what I say
Real is unknown
Feed on the fray
Heal and atone

SpiceHouse
2005-02-10
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP

Lyrics

Behind the Mask

We're living in darkness, afraid of the light
We're left in the shadows, unsure of what's right
We've fallen on hard times, so soft are our pleas
Unable to stand up, we're down on our knees

And all that we stood for, for all it was good for
'S worn down
'Fore one single season, with no rhyme or reason
'S torn down

Our children are dying, their families have fled
The government's lying 'bout what lies ahead
In vain we now cling to the things from our past
The very same ways we once prayed wouldn't last

And all of our hopes have now vanished like smoke
From the ground
Seems all of our dreams were just part of the scheme
You lay down

You say you will save us and help us to rise
Then call us unclean when we're seen through your eyes
Your moves are transparent, yet darker than mud
It's all too apparent you'll barter with blood

You take what you must and then bust, leaving us
To the task
To figure it out, without doubt, just who's
Behind the mask

Spicehouse
0000-00-00
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP

Lyrics

Personality Defect

Do you get off on torture
On making your friends feel low
Finding someone who's down for the count
Then landing the fatal blow

Do you eat nails for breakfast
To spit them out as you need
Piercing the souls of people you know
And standing there as they bleed

Chorus:

You love the sound of breaking glass
To you it's like a bell
That tolls each time you cross that line
So cold, your living hell

Do you pray for misfortune
To be visited on the weak
Hoping that those who're laid low by life
Are rendered too sad to speak

Do you destroy the goodness
In everything that you see
Secretly spying and blatantly lying
The fruit of a poisoned tree

Do you know that we're waiting
And patiently marking time
Planning revenge we'll get in the end
The world turns upon a dime

SpiceHouse
2013-07-10
Smokesongs ltd.
SpiceHouse
0000-00-00
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP

Lyrics

Ties That Bind

Used to be lip to lip 
Heart to heart and hip to hip 
Now that's gone 
Life goes on

We put those plans behind us 
We cry, but tears don't blind us 
We find the tie that binds us

Used to see eye to eye 
Day to day, years go by 
Like a song 
We play on

We put the pain behind us 
We try, but love don't find us 
Hold tight the tie that binds us

Refrain:

And now we're back at the start 
Though there's a hole in my heart 
We'll not part

Used to dream, soul to soul 
Much too much, took the toll 
Right the wrong 
And write on

We put the past behind us 
We hide so they won't find us 
This is the tie that binds us

SpiceHouse
2008-01-03
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP

Lyrics

Surreal No. 9

Picture a crown of crimson 'round your head 
Man with the bowler hat found in your bed

Refrain:

Time melts before your eyes 
Moonlight and butterflies

Spectral cow, how now, but don't forget 
Image unfurls: the girl's butterfly net

Mannequin man rides elephants in sky
Rowing a boat 'cross sand as tigers fly

Time drips sublime like honey from a tree
Distant worlds call, come take a trip with me

Smoke Ring Days
0000-00-00
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP

Lyrics

The World is a Jungle

It's a jungle out there, it's a jungle out there
It's a jungle out there, 'cause life isn't fair
So better take care, it's a jungle out there

It's a jungle out there, it's a jungle out there
It's a jungle out there, so don't you be square
You'd better beware, it's a jungle out there

Chorus:

When you feel scared deep down inside
I will be there, no need to hide
Release your fear, I'll be your guide
The world is a jungle, but I'm on your side

It's a jungle inside, it's a jungle inside
It's a jungle inside with nowhere to hide
Hold on to your pride, it's a jungle inside

It's a jungle inside, it's a jungle inside
It's a jungle inside, c'mon for the ride
Shut down, open wide, it's a jungle inside

It's a jungle today, it's a jungle today
It's a jungle today, so hear what I say
And keep fear at bay, it's a jungle today

It's a jungle today, it's a jungle today
It's a jungle today, the world has gone gray
Let love light the way, it's a jungle today

SpiceHouse
2012-10-05
Smokesongs ltd.
SpiceHouse
2012-07-12
Smokesongs ltd.
SpiceHouse
2012-01-28
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP
SpiceHouse
2012-04-18
Smokesongs ltd.
SpiceHouse
2013-06-10
Smokesongs ltd.
SpiceHouse
2012-07-30
Smokesongs ltd.
SpiceHouse
2011-05-29
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP
SpiceHouse
2012-05-11
Smokesongs ltd.
SpiceHouse
2011-02-12
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP
SpiceHouse
2011-08-14
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP
SpiceHouse
2011-11-18
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP
SpiceHouse
2011-03-09
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP

Lyrics

Bishop to Queen IV

It would feel so fine
If I could extrude your spline
Pull my car up to the curb
Park across your hypernurb
It would really be all in
To put a shader on your skin

It could be so ace
To be in your 3D space
Come on baby, don’t you tease
Try the Ys and feel the Zs
Meet me where the ground plane ends
I have a feeling we’ll be friends

SpiceHouse
2012-09-23
Smokesongs ltd.
SpiceHousr
2010-05-10
Smokesongs ltd.
SpiceHouse
2010-12-08
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP
SpiceHouse
2011-02-24
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP
SpiceHouse
2011-02-06
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP
SpiceHouse
2012-10-27
Smokesongs ltd.

DS-1

03:02
SpiceHouse
2012-06-04
Smokesongs ltd.

Lyrics

DS-11

Why was I born into this time and in this place
Still so unsure of who I am and who are they
But strength and grace will prove my tools to win the day

Why was I born into this time

Now I must learn to play the game and so survive
To know the burn within my soul and in my life
To stay alive and safe from those who wield the knife

Why was I born into this time

Victory soon will be at hand and then be mine
And those who rule will sing our names into the night
All will be fine when freedom rings for all that’s right

Why was I born into this time

Spicehouse
2010-08-06
smokesongs ltd. ASCAP
SpiceHouse
2011-04-16
smokesongs ltd. ASCAP

Silk

03:03
Spicehouse
2010-05-12
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP
SpiceHouse
2012-11-17
Smokesongs ltd.
SpiceHouse
2012-07-22
smokesongs ltd.
Spicehouse
2010-08-14
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP
SpiceHouse
2010-07-06
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP
SpiceHouse
2010-06-26
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP
SpiceHouse
2012-02-02
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP
SpiceHouse
2010-08-18
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP
SpiceHouse
2010-06-24
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP
Spicehouse
2010-07-22
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP
SpiceHouse
2010-05-22
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP
SpiceHouse
2010-03-24
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP
SpiceHouse
2010-06-05
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP
SpiceHouse
2012-01-20
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP
SpiceHouse
2010-06-25
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP
SpiceHouse
2011-03-04
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP
SpiceHouse
2010-06-19
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP
Spicehouse
2010-06-07
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP
SpiceHouse
2010-05-02
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP
SpiceHouse
2010-12-25
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP
Spicehouse
2010-04-20
Smokesongs LTD. ASCAP
SpiceHouse
2010-04-25
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP
SpiceHouse
2010-05-30
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP
SpiceHouse
2010-04-12
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP
SpiceHouse
2010-05-16
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP
SpiceHouse
2010-02-02
Smokesongs Ltd. ASCAP
SpiceHouse
2010-05-09
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP
SpiceHouse
2010-06-16
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP
SpiceHouse
2010-01-30
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP
SpiceHouse
2010-12-26
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP
SpiceHouse
2007-07-03
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP

Lyrics

Oil

If you've got no oil, you pay the price
'Cause drought and slim don't load our dice
And if your skin is dusky-hued
Once we've left town, we're done, you're through
We won't be coming back for you

Chorus:

As thick and sweet as honey, it's the bloodiest of money
The currency of nations, it's the price of your salvation
More coveted than gold, it's why freedom's bought and sold
Every woman, child and man, you will fall where you now stand
For oil

If you've got no oil, we won't be there
Invest our cash, pretend we care
'Bout things that we think better banned
Once it goes down the way we planned
You will be under our command

If you've got no oil, there'll be no heat
Who told the poor life would be sweet
And it won't be their plight we ease
'Cause poverty's a bad disease
But all our money's overseas

SpiceHouse
2005-02-08
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP

Lyrics

Caravan to Infinity

The sun beats down on the scorching sand
As we ride in line, one horse, one man
In the safety of our caravan

Three weeks now since we left Morocco
Baked by the blaze of a warm sirocco
Brilliant star in an endless sky
As we trek toward the caravanserai

Oases beckon false libation
We fight off sweet disorientation
Brave nomads of this ancient nation

At last our karwan spies ahead
The verdant green of river bed A
nd far beyond heat's hazy mesh
The minarets of Marrakesh

SpiceHouse
2005-03-01
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP

Lyrics

BLUE HAZE AROUND THE CRESCENT MOON

CAFE L'AMOUR, IT'S LATE AT NIGHT
MY LOVE AND I HAVE HAD A FIGHT
MR. RIGHT NOW IS LOOKING RIGHT

THE WINE IS FLYING TO MY HEAD
I SHOULD BE LYING IN MY BED
I CAN'T RECALL A THING HE'S SAID

CHORUS:

I'M IN A BOOZY, WOOZY SWOON
THE SOUND OF SWEET SAX FILLS THE ROOM
BLUE HAZE AROUND THE CRESCENT MOON

THE ATMOSPHERE IS FILLED WITH HAZE
YOU KNOW MY MIND IS IN A DAZE
WANDERING IN THE WILDEST WAYS

THE CRESCENT MOON IS ON THE RISE
CANDESCENT BLUE IN BLACKEST SKIES
ILLUMINATES THOSE LOVELY LIES

THE AUTUMN AIR IMPARTS A CHILL
INTOXIACATING AS SOME PILL
INVITING ME TO DO ITS WILL

I GRAB A CAB AND HEAD ON HOME
ALL THE TIME HEARING THAT SAME SONG
WHERE LOVE'S BEEN WAITING ALL ALONG

SpiceHouse
2005-03-08
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP
SpiceHouse
2012-02-15
smokesongs ltd.
SpiceHouse
0000-00-00
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP
SpiceHouse
0000-00-00
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP
SpiceHouse
2005-09-29
R.Eppedio/C.R. Keyser-Posner Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP

Lyrics

William and Marie's Prayer
(in loving memory of William Keyser and Marie Eppedio)

We can see you, almost near now
Gliding softly, without sound
Moving silent midst the mist fall
Hovering over hallowed ground

Let us sing with celebration
Your arrival so to mark
Love and laughter warmly greet
The sight of your celestial ark

Have you missed us as we've missed you
Here within our waiting hearts
Longing to be reunited
Still so close, yet worlds apart

We have watched you from a distance
Wished you joy in all you've done
Prayed for peace to always find you
Rising tide to setting sun

We have walked within your footsteps
Danced with you in happiness
Dried your tears in times of sorrow
Lingered in that last caress

Now, with arms outstretched, we welcome
You whom we so dearly love
Here, at last, in peace forever
Earth below to life above

SpiceHouse
0000-00-00
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP
SpiceHouse
2005-11-01
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP
SpiceHouse
2005-09-03
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP
SpiceHouse
2005-11-12
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP
SpiceHouse
2005-08-05
R.Eppedio/C.R. Keyser-Posner Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP
SpiceHouse
2005-09-03
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP
SpiceHouse
2005-08-23
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP
SpiceHouse
2005-02-15
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP

Lyrics

Behind the Mask

We're living in darkness, afraid of the light
We're left in the shadows, unsure of what's right
We've fallen on hard times, so soft are our pleas
Unable to stand up, we're down on our knees

And all that we stood for, for all it was good for
'S worn down
'Fore one single season, with no rhyme or reason
'S torn down

Our children are dying, their families have fled
The government's lying 'bout what lies ahead
In vain we now cling to the things from our past
The very same ways we once prayed wouldn't last

And all of our hopes have now vanished like smoke
From the ground
Seems all of our dreams were just part of the scheme
You lay down

You say you will save us and help us to rise
Then call us unclean when we're seen through your eyes
Your moves are transparent, yet darker than mud
It's all too apparent you'll barter with blood

You take what you must and then bust, leaving us
To the task
To figure it out, without doubt, just who's
Behind the mask

SpiceHouse
2005-02-15
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP
SpiceHouse
2005-02-15
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP
SpiceHouse
2005-02-15
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP
SpiceHouse
2005-02-15
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP