The Blue Album

by The Riverside Drives

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03:20
You've made up your mind again you want to leave by the end of September. You think that it's all for the best that we remake our lives in a place where the air's clear. And you've made all the plans for getting out of our obligations here. You've mapped a course that's well thought out. There's nothing I should fear. But there's one thing you didn't foresee. And that thing is me and my growing resentment of your school of thought that taught that the cutting of ties is the means to contentment. Well if it's ties that bind and change that frees, I have a gift for you. A change of heart that on my part is the best thing I can do. You've gone so many places, and you still can't get your fill. You always think there's something more to find. I've always been there with you and it used to be a thrill. Now I'm the one who cuts the ties that bind. No more ties that bind. No more rings to confine. Why so restless? © Jeff Honea
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03:15
We were such an unlikely pair you in your creased slacks and me with braids in my hair. We’d drive down south to the place where the land fell into the sea. You would show me where we could park so there was just sky and moon and two mismatched stars together. The kindness of your hand as you placed the band of your mother’s ring and the hymn and the home and the children. Now there’s a space a full moon can’t fill the size of my heart on Bonfire Hill. The long drives up to Windermere, taught our girls to swim and swim away they did. Quiet house. Your favorite chair holding me while I just talk like you’re still there. © Jeff Honea
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04:19
“Andiamo, let’s go!” You’ve been up all night. From Milan to Cancun, an eight hour flight. You land near the sand, make your way down to Playa del Carmen. First the bar that you know, then it’s off to change into your blue Speedo. Your hair, so black. And your skin so brown. From all those days in the park. At the edge of town. (CHORUS) Now you walk down the beach. If girls don’t look they probably think you’re out of reach. Yucatan man. Yucatan tan. Beach angel ciao bueno here comes Playa Angelo. The girls. The clubs. And the green-blue sea. “Mamma this is the place I was born to be.” When you walk down the beach, If girls don’t look they probably think you’re out of reach. Yucatan man. Yucatan tan. Beach angel ciao bueno, here comes Playa Angelo. When you walk down the beach, If girls don’t look they probably think you’re out of reach. Yucatan man. Yucatan tan. Beach angel ciao bueno, here comes Playa Angelo. Playa Angelo Playa Angelo Playa Angelo Here comes Playa Angelo. © Jeff Honea
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03:37
Out my window a brown leaf falls through gray sky to-ooo the ground. The wind is cool, I'm back in school. The sun is going down. October rain and August Comte make such a gloomy pair. There's books to read, and loss to grieve. I Think I'll wash my hair. (Chorus) Then, there's you. And before you know it: there, there's me. And diamond rings and all those things, and the world starts smiling round and round and... (Repeat) ...then, there's you. And before you know it: there, there's me. And diamond rings and all those things. A new world. Today. (Verse 2) Spring has sprung, cliches have won, and one plus one maaaakes three. Apartment's small, what I'd give for a hall. But there's no place I'd rather be. Cynicism is a cloak that cannot keep you warm Foundations shake And levys break... And the world keeps turnin round and round and... (Chorus) ...Then, there's you. And before you know it: there, there's me. And diamond rings and all those things and our world keeps smiling round and round. (Repeat) ...then, there's you. And before you know it: there, there's me. And diamond rings and all those things. A new world. Today. © Jeff Honea
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Music and lyrics by Jeff Honea (with the exception of *)

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released August 22, 2013

Kathy: vocals and guitar; Jeff: piano, guitar, bass: Mac N. Tosh: percussion

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