Best of Starburst Music, Volume I

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released November 30, 2013

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Starburst Music Boston, Massachusetts

Award-winning songwriters @ Starburst Music serve as lyricists, co-writer & publisher for an eclectic consortium of collaborative musical initiatives, common thread is love of music and story telling which inspires us daily. Considered the go to source for magical songwriting, we've collaborated with dozens of musicians around the globe to achieve perfect lyrics for the latest musical initiative. ... more

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Track Name: Lonely In This Crowd
People all around, but no one means a thing
A wall of silent sounds cannot drown my memories
I'm solo now, floating now, I'll never be the same
Surrounded by humanity, driving me insane

(chorus)
So lonely in this crowd without you
So lonely in this crowd without you
Now that I lost the one who holds the key that opened up my heart
I wander through eternity a prisoner in the dark

What's happened to our dreams that made us feel alive?
Broken expectations have all turned into painful lies
The tenderness, your warm caress, our bodies intertwined
Now tangled in my own regret of the love we left behind

(repeat first chorus)

(bridge slide guitar melody)

(chorus)
Now that I've lost the one who holds the key that opened up my heart
I wander in this tragedy that's ripped my world apart
Lonely in this crowd without you
Lonely in this crowd without you
So Lonely in this crowd, oooooo
So Lonely in this crowd, (fade out)
Track Name: Come Dance
V1: Well I saw saw you and my peepholes came unjusted
Your stems gliding cross the floor I felt so flustered
Your grace on overtime Oh man you looked so fine
I asked myself what kind of night will happen any other wise
And reconciled my confidence to jump ahead the other guys
The time is now and we're both here so lets skip right past delay

Chorus:
That's when I slide cross the floor
And ask you darling for so much more
Please or please come dance with me

V2: I was shocked as your peepers sparkled at me
You grabbed my arm turning separate into "we"
We glided on the dim lit floor to dance, dance, dance, dance
The vibe we caught although not sought blew us right into ecstasy
We bust a move for all to see
We broke the ice now all the rest joined us to dance, dance, dance, dance

repeat chorus

Bridge:
I guess this is our first date
I suppose it must be fate,
Now let's try a slow dance
Fire up some romance

V3: I guess there was no real reason to jitter up my nerves
The best of all my high school dreams were hidden in reserves
Now we are the couple to know
All it took was some courage to make it so
We waltzed into our dreams and slid right into love
And codified our steps as specified above
Held hands and saw it through
With goodness that we knew

Repeat Chorus

V4: I was shocked as your peepers sparkled at me
You grabbed my arm turning separate into "we"
The vibe we caught although not sought blew into ecstasy
Come dance, come dance, come dance
I guess this is our first date
We bust a move for all to see
That's when, that's when Be mine
Scatting (fade out)
Track Name: Palomino Pony
She gallops with such energy way out there all alone
It brought my heart tremendous joy when I corralled her for my own
First weeks then months I worked so hard to tame that splendid beast
But all the time I could sense she was really not at peace
Then one spring day came home to see that she had run away
That sudden rush of heartfelt pain stays with me to this day

CHORUS
She's a Palomino pony running wild in the wind
A precious gift from God that's bordering on sin
Her brilliant untamed spirit drives her to be free
Now I understand just why she left me
A Palomino Pony must always run free

I met a perfectly imperfect girl who meant the world to me
Her silken hair and bright blue eyes were all I cared to see
But all the time I could sense she was really not at peace
I would have spent my life with her or most of it at least
I woke one day at early dawn to find she was gone for good
Again that tragic crush of pain till then misunderstood

CHORUS

Bridge
I loved them both so very much
And wanted them with me
It took the strength of all my love
To watch them both run free

CHORUS
Track Name: So You Think You Can Cry
I never made the American Idol
Or So You Think You Can Dance
And I was hopin' to get on a reality show
Where you'd give me a second chance

Saw your tears when you left me
You say you didn't see mine
So I got myself a spot on that new game show
Now you can see me live
On So You Think You Can Cry

CHORUS
So you think you can cry cry cry
So you think you can cry
I'm gonna show you that I, I, I
I'm the saddest alive
If this is really good bye bye bye
They're gonna give me first prize
Hope you're watchin' tonight
So You Think You Can Cry

Debbie lost her poodle
She's bawlin' and fallin' apart
Joey lost his winnin' Powerball ticket
Lost it in his ex wife's car

But they can't hold a candle
To weepin' like I do
Nobody here's gonna stand a chance
They never lost somebody like you
So you think you can cry

CHORUS
BRIDGE
You believe you're hurtin' more than me
Well girl, I'll take that bet
Sit right down in that easy chair
You ain't seen nothin' yet

CHORUS
Track Name: Tragedy
Tragedy throughout the world today
And Tragedy isn't how it ought to be

Can't understand this pain I see
Can't reconcile this third degree
We're better than this you and me

Oh tragedy throughout the world today
And tragedy isn't how it ought to be

Let's take a stand for our fellow man
And fix these things - create a ban
On all that's wrong
Let's use our strength to better man
Let's use our strength to better man

Tragedy I won't let you win with me
And tragedy come to and end you'll see
Watch and you'll see

I want you to join in with me
I want you to join in with me
Let's create how it should be
With all our love we'll set us free
These human goals comfort me
Track Name: Oh My Lordy
Oh my father who art in heaven
Tried to hallow your name since seven
Your nuns' rulers cracked my hands
Turned my faith to the badlands
Oh my Lordy
Way up there in heaven

I aint been chasing your kingdom come
Specially with some things I done
Oh please I said bring no temptation
These prayers failed with great sensation
Oh my Lordy
Way up there in heaven

CHORUS
As you look down from your throne above
Could you please send me some extra love
Trying to be the best that I can be
There's so much down here tempting me

I forgive all who have harmed me
But the same's not been done for me
And I asked you deliver me from evil
But my life's full of nasty upheaval
Oh my Lordy
Way up there in heaven

Sure you got the power and the glory
But that's not the whole gosh darn story
For Satan still is worshipped here
Specially after we drink too much beer
Oh my Lordy
Way up there in heaven

CHORUS
As you look down from your throne above
Could you please send me some extra love
Trying to be the best that I can be
There's so much down here tempting me

INSTRUMENTAL BREAK

Although I get my daily bread
Some of us starve each day instead
Oh Lord your prayer's a holy one
Thy will be done, thy will be done
Oh my Lordy
Way up there in heaven
Oh my Lordy
Way up there in heaven
Oh my Lordy
Way up there in heaven
Track Name: Too Much Forgiveness
I know I screwed up, made awful mistakes
What I done was so wrong, it gives me the shakes
Shoulda known better, should act more my age
Why don't you scold me and show me some rage?

You're making me guilty by not getting mad
This thing that I done was really quite bad

CHORUS:
Way too much love and not enough pain
I give no resistance but I am to blame
The way you treat me feels so much like thanking
Too much forgiveness and not enough spanking

I committed a sin, it was unjustified
Confessed it to you and I told no lies
You let me off easy, a slap on my hand
But now guilt's set in, I can't understand

CHORUS:
Way too much love and not enough pain
I give no resistance but I am to blame
The way you treat me feels so much like thanking
Too much forgiveness and not enough spanking

BRIDGE
Ex malo bonum
Out of bad comes good
Ex malo bonum
Out of bad comes good

CHORUS:
Way too much love and not enough pain
I give no resistance but I am to blame
The way you treat me feels so much like thanking
Too much forgiveness and not enough spanking
Track Name: Whaling City
V-1
Pounding waves, misty haze
Sea legs in their prime
Weathered rough skin unshaved
The cold numbs my mind
V-2
Cod and salt stain my clothes
Calloused hands work the nets
Nerves are frayed like a rope
The years ain't got me yet
(PRE CHORUS)
Risky days, haunting nights
On the edge of destiny
Fighting Mother Nature's plight
Ripping holes right through me
(Chorus)
In an ole Whaling City SouthCoast Massachusetts
where my heart has found a home
mighty seas kiss the land
in this place we call our own
In an ole Whaling City SouthCoast Massachusetts
V-3
Hard times we've endured
Blue collar through and through
The Salty winds have cured
This first mate and crew
V-4
My old man and Granddad
Worked their whole lives at sea
As a boy and a man
They taught these skills to me
(PRE CHORUS)
Casting lines out in the sea
For the thrill of the fight
Bringing home our catch for fees
Tough as nails, life's alright
(REPEAT CHORUS)
(BRIDGE)
Forty days walk these boots
Forty nights wear my gear
Forty days stand my watch
Forty nights face the fear
(REPEAT CHORUS)
Track Name: Now That You're Gone
(Intro)
Now that you're gone
Shut me in a dark room
Close down all my deep thoughts
Now that you're gone
(vocalese): Huuuu, Huuuu, Huuuu....

(verse 1)
Good Lord I'll never make it, there's nothing left to live for
Won't even try to fake it, just go and take my name off
The list of those still conscious, with smiles upon their faces
I'm doomed to spend forever, in this living hell oasis

(chorus)
Now that you're gone, shut me in a dark room
Close down all my deep thoughts, turn my insides pale blue
Lock me in a deep cave, cloak my world in numbness
Seal me in a sad grave, designed for all the loveless
....now that you're gone

(verse 2)
And while you're living your new life, I hope you think you got it right
Chasing all your brand new dreams, ain't always what it sometimes seems
Cause freedom can be fleeting, and guilt can get you choked up
Your rendezvous with destiny, may one day wake us both up

(repeat chorus)

(bridge)
I saw the stars all shining and I never had it better
Till the shredding of the lining, broke the promise of forever
And the kiss upon your forehead, was the one to say goodbye
Now the only sound escaping is my insides screaming why

(repeat chorus)
Now that you're gone just hang me from the rafters
Don't bother checking in, from now till ever after
My breathing has subsided my pulse has disappeared
Soon I'll be lying prone, in a shallow grave I fear
....now that you're gone.
Track Name: I'll Do Just Fine Without You
I'll Do Just Fine Without You

Justice means you're sorry
Now I've locked the door
Cruelty carries penalties
Now you're just a whore
Funny how you're acting
As if you've got no pain
We both know the truth
You're nothing if not vain

CHORUS
Cause we have reached our final end
Forget that fence we tried to mend
You simply failed to see
Changes inside of me
I'll do just fine without you

Once when I was jilted
I took it to heart
Now I've learned my lesson
I won't fall apart
This time I'm the jilter
I decide what's next
You couldn't see it coming
Don't look so perplexed

CHORUS

BRIDGE
Having seen your soul
I now see how shallow
Your juvenile mind
Fails the test of time

CHORUS

CHORUS
Track Name: Yes You Should Weep
He's third world and poor he needs food and more
He's suffering the pain of disease he can't name
A child of just six, this life he didn't pick
His parents both lost while he pays the cost

Chorus
I'm drowning in tears thru all of my fears
His life soon cut short unless that he's got
The help that he needs, i'm begging you please
Reach down, reach deep and yes you should weep.

His sister is five just barely alive
We've got to accept, we must intercept
Let's get this thing done, we can help someone
I've looked and I've seen we share the same dreams

(repeat chorus)

(bridge)
He is our son, she is our daughter
We're one in this world, all sisters and brothers,
If they lived next door, you'd understand
Don't wait till they're gone to offer your hand.

(repeat chorus)
Track Name: Marionette's Parade
Whose strings are these that lift my arms
What of these dreams that work their charms
With dancing meters and bright red clothes
We entertain on tippy toes

Look at this, look at me
I wish I knew just how to be
You shake my hand, I walk like this
You only see external bliss

CHORUS
Our acting is deserving all the love that's in your hearts
and you're clapping cause you're happy to see the marionette's march
We entertain you and sustain you as we fill our life's crusade
But you fail to see our tears inside the marionette's parade

I want so much to be so real
And feel those things that people feel
I need so much to have a heart
And not to live a world apart

Pull my strings make me sing
Make me do amazing things
Let me fly don't ask why
I hide this sadness deep inside

CHORUS

BRIDGE
I'm happy when I'm on the stage
That's when I feel I got it made
So sad when I'm back on the shelf
And must deny my one true self