Eric Corne

Lyrics

brett borges - drums, marimbas
john kibler - stand-up bass
eamon ryland - electric guitars
carl byron - m2 organ, reed organ
eric corne - vocals, harmonica


fear, they will pray on our fears
exaggerate the danger
tell us it's near

wolves, they've been lying in wait
for just such a chance
to lock up the gates

not familiar, with the nature of your kind
not familiar, with the workings of your mind
not familiar, with the motives for your crimes
not familiar, with the world where you reside

there's an eye in the sky
patrolling every corner
you can't hide
sees when you've been out of order
eye in the sky
it's designed to take control of you

not familiar, with the type of game you play
not familiar, with the tactics you engage
not familiar with the scenes upon your stage
not familiar, with the kinds of war you wage

there's an eye in the sky
patrolling every corner
you can't hide
sees when you've been out of order
eye in the sky
it's designed to take control of you


lies, they can spread like disease
so much information
what does it mean

not familiar, with the fears that you awake
not familiar, with a single thing you say

there's an eye in the sky
patrolling every corner
you can't hide
sees when you've been out of order
eye in the sky
it's designed to take control
eye in the sky

Eric Corne

Lyrics

brett borges - drums, tambourine
eamon ryland - lead electric guitar
eric corne - vocals, bass, rhythm electric guitar, farfisa organ, wurlitzer, tambourine

i watch my enemy sleeping
in his foxhole at night
i see him tossing and turning
with such a terrible fright

and he's all guns blazing
he's the orphaned, kid dynamite

he's oughtta sight y'all
and you can see him scheming
as he moves through
all those rented bright lights
that he had to beg borrow or steal
while he conceals in his wallet
a plane ticket
for the next flight out of here

well, the first time i met you
you seemed righteous and true
a wolf's in a sheep's clothing
i was easily duped

a case with a false bottom
what were you trying to hide

behind the one-way mirror
of your two glass eyes
and i won't be
not your co-conspirator
nor your partner in crime
you're a mood ring incarnate
a chameleon drowning in a bottle of turpentine

and he's all guns blazing
he's the orphaned, kid dynamite

he's oughtta sight y'all
and you can see him scheming
as he moves through
all those rented bright lights
that he had to beg borrow or steal
while he conceals in his wallet
a plane ticket
for the next flight out of here

Eric Corne/Simon Craig/John Kelly

Lyrics

stephen hodges - drums
johnny bazz - stand-up bass
doug pettibone - electric guitars
carl byron - accordion
sasha smith - reed organ
nick urata - harmony vocals (bridge)
eric corne - vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica

sheets of rain are falling
in the streets like broken glass
and you're alone again
far from home my friend

blackguard, they treat me like a blackguard
i'm trying but it's so hard
to stand up straight
and the sun never shines here
i feel i'm living in a grave

sheets of rain are falling
in the streets like broken glass
and you're alone again
far from home my friend

no one seems to hear you when you call
no one seems to hear you when you call
no one ever hears you when you call

sheets of rain are falling
in the streets like broken glass
and you're alone again
far from home my friend
my friend

Eric Corne

Lyrics

dave raven - drums, shaker, shekere, tambourine
dusty wakeman - bass
doug pettibone - electric guitar, dobro
greg leisz - pedal steel
sasha smith - piano
nick urata - harmony vocals
eric corne - vocals, acoustic guitar

bonny and clyde
they ain't had no reasons why
a boy meets a girl and sometimes the sparks just fly

but if trampolines could catapult us from this world
we'd be bouncing off the walls

bonny and clyde
they ain't had no reasons why
a boy meets a girl and sometimes the sparks just fly

but if trampolines could catapult us from this world
we'd be bouncing off the walls

a player piano rings a soulful tune of independence
makes you think that you could try
but if you have to spend just one more day upon the fence
you may never say good-bye

bonny and clyde
they ain't had no reasons why
a boy meets a girl and sometimes the sparks just fly

Eric Corne

Lyrics

richie hayward - drums
dusty wakeman - bass
freddy koella - electric guitars
skip edwards - piano, hammond b3 organ
gia ciambotti - harmony vocals
eric corne - vocals, acoustic guitar

gather ‘round my plastic men
prepare yourselves we're near the end
so hear me good right now

it's easier when you're able to pretend
the future of the world does not depend
on someone to defend the world from evil men

console yourselves with twists of fate
so unaware that you're the bait
hear me good one time

it's easier when you're able to pretend
the future of the world does not depend
on someone to defend the world from evil men

cross your fingers
hold your breath
count down from ten
and look to heaven for the reasons we misstep
and just take care my friends
take care

it's easier when you're able to pretend
the future of the world does not depend
on someone to defend the world from evil men
his old friends

Eric Corne

Lyrics

richie hayward - drums
dusty wakeman - bass
eamon ryland - electric guitar, 12 string electric guitar, 12 string electric mandolin
skip edwards - hammond b3 organ
eric corne - vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica


i thought i'd sing a simple song
it's not a tale of right of wrong
and if it sounds familiar
then I hope you'll sing along

if you work in a factory
in the mall or on the street
punch a clock on tired feet
then you'll know what I mean

whatever will be my friends will be
we're just the common man
and we don't ask much
but we know when we're being
led around by the nose
but that's how the story goes

well, everything comes to an end
even the roman empire fell
and as these myths are all dispelled
may wisdom yet prevail

a once great nation's fallen ill
a school yard bully hooked on pills
with one hand on the bible
and a hand inside the till

whatever will be my friends will be
we're just the common man
and we don't ask much
but we know when we're being
led around by the nose
but that's how the story goes

the president and all his men
patronize and condescend
they choose the sword over the pen
and then plead self-defense

while the soldiers march in the parade
i think about the debts we'll pay
and the how the corporations
will count the money that they've made

whatever will be my friends will be
we're just the common man
and we don't ask much
but we know when we're being
fucked around by the man

and after it's all been said and done
tell me what have we won
one more nation of suspicious hearts
turning black in the sun

is this our kingdom come

i thought I'd sing a simple song
it's not a tale of right or wrong
if it sounds familiar
then I hope you'll sing along

Eric Corne

Lyrics

brian macleod - drums, tambourine
dusty wakeman - bass
greg leisz - electric guitars, acoustic guitar
skip edwards - piano, hammond b3 organ
eric corne - vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica, guitar case

i'm not so blind that i can't see you
i know you're moving in on my route

well, i've got some news for you, my friend
that way's a dead end
ya. that's for sure

you're not so smart as you might think you are
i know you're driving in a stolen car

well, i've got some news for you my friend
that way's a dead end
ya. that's for sure

hold on, you're moving way to fast
hold on, and let the moment last

i've got some news for you, my friend
that way's a dead end
ya. that's for sure

hold on, you're moving way to fast
hold on, and let the moment last

Eric Corne

Lyrics

brian macleod - drums
dusty wakeman - bass
greg leisz - lap steel
skip edwards - piano
doug pettibone - ukulele
c.c. white - harmony vocals
eric corne - vocals, acoustic guitar, tambourine

i know a girl you wouldn't believe
she eats nuts and berries and lives in the trees
wouldn't have bothered but she was following me

and then one morning to my surprise
she snuck up behind me and flashed me her eyes
wouldn't have known her she was in a disguise

but it's over now
i don't know how
all of this came to be
there's a sour flavour in my mouth
it doesn't taste right to me

hey little lady remember me
i was the boy you met in your dreams
but you went inside while i stayed in the trees

isn't it funny how we deceive
all of the people we really need
i met a girl who was following me

but it's over now
i don't know how
all of this came to be
there's a sour flavour in my mouth
it doesn't taste right to me

i know a girl you wouldn't believe
she eats nuts and berries and lives in the trees
wouldn't have bothered but she was following me
she was following me
she was following me
she was following me

Eric Corne

Lyrics

stephen hodges - drums
eamon ryland - electric guitar
sasha smith - wurlitzer, reed organ
eric corne - vocals, bass, acoustic guitar, tambourine

out on the plains of friendly manitoba
the devil, he didn't much pass by
so i took my desires out to california
met him there but i didn't sign

time doesn't wait for no man at the curb
she will pass right by without a word

got me a place just outside pasadena
the grass out back nearly touched the sky
met a girl planted an apple tree, but
i never did take a bite

time doesn't wait for no man at the curb
like a pretty girl she just moves through your world

and you just stop and stare

puff and poof it's epiphany
straight into my brain like a laser beam
for some time i was blind but now i see
oh, such visions of light inside my dream

time doesn't wait for no man at the curb
she will pass right by without a word
oceans of pearls could not tempt her to turn
like a pretty girl she just moves through your world

and you just stop and stare

Eric Corne

Lyrics

santa davis - drums
carl byron - hammond b3 organ, clavinet
danny frankel - percussion
eric corne - vocals, guitars, bass

when you wake in the morning
throw the covers from your bed
and you pick yourself up off it
shake the cobwebs out your head
now you've run yourself half ragged
look like you've been left for dead
and you're moving in circles
just the dog that pulls the sled

see myself in the mirror
of what i once knew as your eye
marbled by the tear
of what has become your eye

you've a taste in your mouth now
so it's natural you want more
like the beautiful south
agents guide you to my door
but your eyes they've become heavy now
and your feet so tired and sore
so you pray i take you in now
before you fall down at my door

see myself in the mirror
of what i once knew as your eye
marbled by the tear
of what has become your eye

say you're happy for me
am i even happy
some of us are happiest when we're down
don't try to catch me

see myself in the mirror
of what i once knew as your eye
marbled by the tear
of what has become your eye

will i take you with me
not even sure i'll make it there
i know you miss your life here
like a child you just want to play
but nobody plays here
but nobody plays here
but nobody plays here...anymore

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