Lost In Paradise

The Findells

The Findells
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The girl behind the counter is so pretty And the look you share is nothing new Just for a moment what they think you do not care You’re walking on air You’re walking on air You don’t hear what your mother says And the world is somewhere far away Alone in your room you close your eyes Put your hands where you want her hands to be Take your dress off, Irene You always knew it was not the same How could everyone around you be so cruel? At the table you play the same charade And your mother knows Yes your mother knows Still she asks about the boys at school And your brother rolls his eyes Your daddy reads the news And you shrug like a little girl Take your dress off, Irene You tell yourself you’ll move to the city This small town is no place to be But as you walk past the café you know it’s true She touched you She touched you Take your dress off, Irene

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Sometimes I wish that I could throw my inhibitions out the door And travel with my instincts, no matter what the repercussions are. Sometimes I wish that I could Look you in the eyes and tell the truth And other times I think to myself What good would it do? I wanna be (I wanna be) Naked with you Sometimes the truth is hard to find Sometimes it seems to bite you in the ass And when it sneaks up from behind Sometimes you gotta let it pass. When I was young, My mama sat me down, she said to me Lies and deceptions get you by But the truth will set you free. I wanna be (I wanna be) Naked with you When I woke up I was lying on the floor Looked at my watch, It was eleven eleven I realized that we weren’t lovers anymore Went back to sleep ‘til a quarter to seven. I wanna be (I wanna be)Naked with you I want to dance the way the Africans dance I want to run the way the animals run I want to sing with the voice of a child I wanna love you with your clothes on.
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I will go to work and I will play your stupid game Wear the standard uniform Ride the cattle train But my heart beats in time Looking for a rhythm Searching for a rhyme Cause when I die When I die I want to die on the dance floor. You can go home Turn your computer on Live your life vicariously Talk about your movies You can watch your TV Your American Idol It means nothing to me So put your arms around my waist Pull me close enough to taste No conversation, words get in the way. Spin me ‘round I don’t want to touch the ground Take my breath Let me have a little death
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Falling Water River’s where they took the plunge They were jumping off the bridge- the boys were just having some fun The others stood and waited as the water filled his lungs They didn’t know He hit a rock below He would never show. Oh… in Tennessee Oh… in Tennessee It didn’t happen to you It didn’t happen to me It happened in Tennessee There’s a wooden cross near the highway where Marcie died Out by Highway 40, eastbound side It was on Easter weekend, they were just taking a ride It came out of nowhere Somebody crossed the line There’s no place to hide You can search your Bible for the perfect verse You can shake your fist and you can shout a curse Send a token sigh to the universe You can choose your God Get down on your knees Fold your hands Pray for an answer please But wherever God was that day I think it’s safe to say It wasn’t in Tennessee He was a preacher and she was his wife Everybody who knew them said they were very nice But something snapped inside and she took his life Shotgun in the back Go tell the kids to pack There’s no turning back
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Let’s go riding in the truck I don’t care where we go We can pick up some beers like we did in the years When we were running wild I’ll sit so close to you that people will talk Put my hand up your leg I’ll nibble on your neck, we can listen to Beck, Or maybe Merle Haggard. When the stars come out We can find that old picnic table- Lay back under the sky Make love if you’re able (I’ll pretend you’re Clark Gable I’ll be Claudette Cobert with the moon in my hair.) Do you remember that night in the rain? I was wrapped around you on the hood of that old car in my back yard and my mother was calling. Last night I woke up again and again and again with your taste on my lips. The clock had four sticks and the ceiling was moving. And when the sun came up I was alone in my bed watching all the pieces return to that place in my head (the walls turning red, the nurse at the door said I needed some more). There isn’t anything that you’d understand but I want you to know that the music they play since they took you away has no meaning at all and when I close my eyes I’m in the city again putting on my subway face riding the train, hiding the pain. Of course you were there reciting Moliere. “Qnly once do you die but for such a long time”
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it’s been 37 days so I guess I’m counting frustration builds, tension mounting But I understand Please don’t think that I don’t understand I know in my heart that it takes two and it’s better for me when it’s better for you you are the light at the end of my hall you are the windows in all my walls you are all the places that I’ve never been and baby, you will be my guillotine- I’m on fire I’m on fire for you I was nothing before you came along I’ll be even less if you go I’ve made some mistakes I know I’ve done some wrong But I’m convinced that the world is round and the moon just doesn’t disappear into the ground but there are things that can’t be explained like the labor of this night, the smell of the rain and the curtain stain…the curtain stain- I’m on fire I woke last night in a terrible state my heart was pumping at a fantastic rate I looked down at your feet, they were covered in snakes I was prepared to do whatever it takes but I was paralyzed, I couldn’t think straight I reached for my sword, but it was too late there was light in the window from the approaching dawn and you were hatched from the egg of a swan- I’m on fire I’m on fire for you There’s nothing I wouldn’t do I’d raise my sword for you I’ll fight off every army I’ll fight off every army

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Did you see her? Did she hold my heart in her hands? Did she sashay through the room like Lauren Bacall Changing the heart of every mortal man? Did you buy her a drink? Did you think that you could penetrate her shell? A brown fag floating in the sea of her lips like a ladle in a wishing well. Did you take her home? Oh no…no, never take her home. You’ll be lost forever in a web of intrigue and you’ll have to take the rap alone. Don’t you know she just another femme fatale Here she comes again- another femme fatale She’ll leave you breathless- another femme fatale She’ll lure you into her bed and in the morning you could wake up dead. Oh yeah. Did you pull her close? Dodging glances and making time Talking clever innuendo in the shadows of the Venetian blinds Did you see in her eyes All the pain caused by those other men? A life full of sorrow and near misses That led her to a life of sin Did she call my name Just by mistake, in passionate refrain? Were you planning a life together As you stared at the ceiling stain? There she goes again – another femme fatale So very wise – another femme fatale A contradiction – another femme fatale Black and white and shades of grey Turn the channel but she won’t go away – Oh no. Did she blow you a kiss through the window of a taxi or from the back of a train? A siren growing closer and no time at all to cover up the curtain stain.
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Relax Why don’t you invite me over? You can buy me a drink. Look into my eyes, tell me lies See how low I can sink. I don’t need clever conversation No history of your life I don’t want to know if you’re married and I don’t want to be your wife. Take me to the dance floor and hold me tight I want to forget about the world tonight. Why don’t you move a little closer Let your hand slip down my back During the crescendo, I’ll whisper innuendo About the confidence you pack You can tell me that you love me Only if it isn’t true Light my cigarette, whisper lies that I’ll forget And I’ll believe them all for you Take me to your room, turn out the lights Help me forget about the world tonight. The city is a house of games Full of lonely hearted fools They are betting on romance A simple game of chance Before they’ve learned all the rules But the wounds can cut real deep And the scars may never heal But I can truly testify, you feel you’re going to die But the medicine is cheap Take me to your room, turn out the lights I want to forget about the world tonight.
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First time I touched you I think it was the 4th of July We stood together in the park looking at fireworks in the sky It rained and your shirt got wet I let you borrow one of mine Now whenever I put on a shirt I think of you from time to time She ran away with the private investigator what could I say? I saw my girl with the private investigator yesterday. But that’s okay. Remember the day we spent it all down by the lake And you tried to get into that drive-in movie but your ID card was a fake And all that summer I promised to take you to the Empire State But the bus was early- we were always too late. Oh oh, I miss you like a train I miss the clothes you wear And when I wake up in the middle of the night I miss you lying there Late at night when the curtains blow I drive another nail with the lights down low I love the smell of those negative ions when the world is moving slow.
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Another dead soldier In the news today I unplug the TV and I call them to take it away the nights are so empty the days pass by slow they call and ask me to go out but I don’t go I don’t sleep in the bedroom I can’t see the sky and the same moon you are sleeping under It’s the same moon shining down on me the same moon I sit and wonder Will you come back soon I’m waiting for you under the same moon I knew it wouldn’t be easy I’m getting used to goodbye I promised myself I’d be strong but that was a lie I stare at the laundry I let the phone ring the wisteria has pulled down the frame of the old porch swing At night I stand in the garden raise my glass to the sky to the same moon you are sleeping under the same moon shining down on me the same moon I still wonder oh darlin come back soon I’m just waiting for you under the same moon
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My lady sleeps in silence, Sunlight all around her. The darkness does confound her, Her feet don’t touch the ground. And in the smaller hours She kneels among her flowers, She harvests simple powers The wind, the rain, the sun. She prefers the warmer seasons When nights are calm and easy. She never seems to tease me She never leads me on. And in the slightest breeze She flickers like a candle- Sometimes hard to handle Like wax around a flame. My love is a river That flows into a stream- A place where I can dream And never float away. And when I feel divided I can lie beside her And when I am inside her I am whole again.