Where You Been

You donít know where youíre going
Where you think you would say that youíve been
You donít know what youíre showing
What you think about how youíve been living

You donít know where youíre going
You donít know where youíve been


You donít know who you are
Can you be seen inside by the living
You donít know why you cry now
Is the same soul there to be driven

You donít know why youíre alive
You donít know why thereís a drive


You donít know who to love
Whatís above and how do you sin
You donít know what is on
Who is real and gonna let you in

You donít know how to get in
You donít know how to sin


You donít know what you say
Do you listen when they are trying
You donít know what you mean now
Can you hear the sound of your lying

You donít know to listen when theyíre trying
You donít know the sound of your crying


You donít know why you miss now
Will the same song play another chorus
You donít know when to kiss life
Is it clear and open right before us

You donít know why you are missing
You donít know when you should be kissing


You donít know what youíre knowing
Can you feel the heavy weight and meaning
You donít know what you can do
Are you going to start on that healing

You donít know the heavy weight and meaning
You donít know how but your going start healing

DNG 2000


Jump Start

I saw you walk into the cafeteria
You looked nonchalant for such a lonely soul
Iíd come sit by you in a most peculiar dream
These damn legs they are lead, but maybe you can hear me scream

You walk through the bar with that little smile upon your face
God only knows how I can sit here cross-legged
That look baby can power this cold and stalled-out heart
Is this the way Iíll live and die, just give me a jump start


Is this the store where you buy just for yourself
Come shop with me and weíll split-it down the aisle
You go that way and Iíll see you in the line
If we donít meet there, well I guess itís just not time

How do you do they did not say that youíd be here
Fine food and company is all that I thought Iíd have
Youíre just the unexpected lift that I might bare
Come on talk to me you know I just might find that I can still care


Excuse me please your yellow dress it calls out loud
Your statement heard across this dreary parking lot
I wish that we could meet this evening by a fire
You could wear a flannel shirt and weíd sit together till you retire

Hey are you the lady that my friend talks about
I can see the reason, he wonít shut up
You hold the charm of an old hand at the game
You know I have a low spark, but I burn just the same


This head is spinning once again and I think Iím done
I hope she knows that I think of her
I go out to see a movie once and a while
Iíll have a drink to see if love has finally gone out of style

You walk through the bar with that little smile upon your face
God only knows how I can sit here cross-legged
That look baby can power this cold and stalled-out heart
Is this the way Iíll live and die, just give me a jump start

DNG 2000


Litany

Look out for the wave, might take you to the grave
Wake up to the sight, thatís giviní me a fright

Their coupled and theyíre crippled, not waitiní for a whole lotta love
You know them in the city with their white car and bundle of love

Can even leave the country but you know theyíre still around
Might live on a coast but you know thatís still land bound


Lives in the suburb, married and heís got the clan
Had a white car but he found that he needed a van

Stayed in the city tied-up, and he got him a tyke
Make that a double, on a coast, and a style of life

In another country, common law but itís just the same
Found him a chick, but he doesnít wanna take her name

Bought a nice house, had her kid with a Ph.D.
Found a new guy, with the right dick and same degree


Found a big ranch for his big truck and appetite
Put in a big drive and a kid, for him and his wife

Hitched in a quaint town, right class and pedigree
He moved to the city for her bright lights and scenery

Got a couple kids down, has a job and maybe the life
Trying to loose the Ex, canít escape, but he had a slice

Moved to the green back, sunny time, and new chemise
Canít stop climbing, guess it meets his and maybe their need


Met a princess, not the first but maybe the last
Traveled far and wide, till he found her taking a bath

Slid down the coast, surface tension keeps her there
Canít hear the ticking, but you know sheís gonna carry a spare

Dumped her best friend, for a coke drinking, surfing punk
Then had his kid, god you might as well go get drunk

Trying to finish-up on a good note from the past
Called herself old, not me, guess Iím having a blast

DNG 1999


Dreaming Again

I want to say, I wonít see you with other people around this town
Iíd rather not have this trouble, Iíd still like to be your friend
Hang out and do those things, just you and I together
Maybe Iím making more than I should, itís just that I miss you

You know itís funny, I find myself hoping that youíre done with him
Going about your business, the days and nights on your own
Then I worry that youíre feeling so alone, I think I know your head
I want to hold you, just to say Iíll always be there for you


After 27 years I had this amazing dream
About being with someone, to share this little old brain
I mean a real person, not just my imagination or a day-dream

But now that Iím awake, Iím afraid Iím just the same
The dream went on for years and years, and now Iím ready for pain
If it really happened, would it be better, I donít think so

If itís true, Iíve lost my love
If itís true, Iíve lost my friend
If itís true, Iíve lost my love
If itís true, Iíve lost my best friend

Just a dream, just a dream
Just a dream I guess

DNG 1997


Fall Back

You say that Iíve gone fat
But maybe you have too
You say Iím not worthy of your love
What I am to do

Iím all that I can be right now
Spark me baby, spark me up
And I am here right now
Where the fuck are you


Follow me around this town
Made those plans, you knew what you were doing
You play that game so well
I wish that I could compete

Letís go see a show, like others do
Sit down at the pub and drink our way through
Till itís far too late

If I could light this flame for a day, Iíd have my way
And maybe youíd have yours


You say that you like me
Well I may want you more
Just stay put for a minute
Iím headed for the door

I can be more and more, letís go
Iím on the edge, the very edge

Iím almost ready, where are you going?
Burn me, burn me baby
Burn me, burn me today

Just fall back on me tomorrow

DNG 1997