Freedom

Oh Lover

Close Out Sale

No Foolin’

Dawn

Lucy

Live A Lie

Long Long Time

Really Over

Not The Easy Way

Robert Barsky - Words, Music, Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Electric Drums
Peter Keltz -
Guitars, Keyboards, Harmony Vocals
Rich Arbaugh -
Guitars, Keyboards
Special thanks to Matt Porter &
Dr. Winston O'Reggae
all songs* copyright 1990 - Robert E. Barsky
* Close Out Sale copyright 1990 - Robert E. Barsky & Richard Arbaugh
"thanks for listening"

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FREEDOM

Troops fire on the Square,
The horror fills the air,
Power still thinking it can kill the spirit.
One man stands all alone,
The tanks come rolling on,
But he's decided that it's time to stand for freedom.

Freedom, he stands for freedom.

We've seen it all before,
We're gonna see some more,
Somehow they think they can control our feelings.
We've got to keep it live,
We've got to keep it bright,
We've got to let 'em know that we all stand for freedom.

Freedom, we stand for freedom.


OH LOVER

I see that look in your eyes,
The doubt on your face.
I sense a question in your mind,
Over what our future brings.

Time has a way of eroding,
Everything that grows.
Time has a way of controlling,
Which way love goes.

Oh lover, never gonna let you go.
Oh lover, only gonna need you more.

CLOSE OUT SALE

They're having a close out sale on human emotion,
A special clearance on feeling and hope now,
Faith, pride and dignity marked way down today.
The market on trust is dropping fast,
Truth seems to have bottomed out,
And if it gets any lower you won't be able to
give it away.

Well it's a close out sale,
A close out sale.
Anything goes,
Well it's a close out sale.

A close out sale, close out sale,
Everything goes,
Well it's a close out sale.

NO FOOLIN'

Yeah there's a way we can escape from here,
No foolin' no lies.
Yeah there's a way we can escape from here.

Yeah there's a way we can just leave it all,
No foolin' no lie.
Yeah there's a way we can just leave it all.

There's a spot in the heart,
That opens the door to another love song.
And you'll find when you start,
You're moving beyond all the things that
seemed so wrong.

No foolin' no lie.

DAWN (Comes Rolling Around Again)

As nighttime lifts it's hazy shade,
The shadows swirl around me.
Like actors in a somber play,
Where desolation's found me.

But then the dawn comes rolling around again.
And the sunshine comes rushing in.

A new tomorrow, a new day,
A new chance, a new way;
A new beginning, a new time,
New luck, ain't hard to find.

A cold and starless sky appears,
It's clouds obscure all vision.
The emptiness won't disappear,
It's cloaked in indecision.

And then the dawn comes rolling around again.

LUCY

It's been a long long time,
But I've heard her voice again.
Singing late at night,
Drawing me back again.
It seems a little strange,
But Lucy's been calling me.
And I'll be back again,
Just as soon as she's done with me.

She can see right through me
to the clear of my own eyes.
She knows every feeling that I feel
but I don't mind.

She's asking,
"Who's that boy in the picture baby?
The one who looks a lot like you.
Who's that boy in the picture baby?"

As I try to get her in my reach,
She goes fading.
Tells me that there's nothing left to teach,
But I'm waiting.

Who's that boy in the picture baby?

LIVE A LIE

Well babe you tell me it's so hard,
To keep it all together in these current times.
And how you've tried and tried to hold the line,
But still you find yourself in that downward dive.

Well it's kind of hard to live a lie.
It's kind of hard to live a lie.

You talk to me of money now,
And to me it sounds so funny now.
'Cause if how much you have is what you are,
Then baby, baby you're a superstar.

But it's kind of hard to live a lie,
It's kind of hard to live a lie.

So who we really fooling now?
And what's this masquerade about?
Pretending to be someone else,
The whole point is to know yourself.

It's kind of hard to live a lie.

LONG LONG TIME

Well I was caught in the knockdown drag around,
But I got used to the feeling.
Yeah I was long time gone as I struggled to carry on,
Oh my body was reeling.
Well I was old and cold and lost like a bitter soul, drifting to nothing.
And the count went on though it all seemed so really wrong,
Until I discovered;

It takes a long long time, until you really get home.
Takes such a long long time, but I gotta go.

Well time stood still, I was feeling a little ill,
Starting to realize.
That all those dreams, all of the hazy scenes,
Were only in my eyes.

It takes a long long time,
Until you really get home.
Takes such a long long time,
But I gotta go.

REALLY OVER

Maybe it's overlooked,
Maybe it's overtime,
Maybe it's really over.

Maybe I'm overwrought,
Maybe I'm overtired,
Maybe it's really over.

She's in my smile,
She's in my eyes.
She's in my heart,
She's on my mind, tonight.

Maybe it's oversight,
Maybe it's oversoul,
Maybe it's really over.

NOT THE EASY WAY

Well they was deep undercover,
They was looking for that lovin'
They were traveling through space and time.
It seemed so fantastic,
There was nothing plastic,
In this current state of mind.
But somehow it came unglued,
With the methods they used,
With the me and the what is mine.
And so a whole generation took u U-turn baby,
And now the only thing they find, is that;

Love, oh no no it ain't the easy way.
You know,
Love, oh no no it ain't the easy way.

I don't know what they expected,
But they felt neglected,
Like the world had passed them by.
And so they turned to the new tune,
The new way, the new moon,
The newly spoken line.
But still;

Love, oh no no it ain't the easy way.

Well now for me myself,
I'm still taking the test,
I'm still trying to get my soul on right.
I'm still trying to discover,
What it is about this love that's got me
coming back every night.
You know;

Love, oh no no it ain't the easy way.

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Future Music - The Complete Lyrics
Volume VIII

all songs copyright 1985 -2006 Robert E. Barsky