On The Run

by Richard Gilbert

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This album is a collection of songs about my life and things I feel.

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released June 25, 2011

All songs and music by Richard Gilbert
Richard Gilbert vocals and guitar
Michael Purser violin

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Track Name: On The Run
I hear your voice these half shadowed days
Takes me back when I had nothing to say
Stretch my legs put on my walking shoes
I paid the piper I've paid my dues

(chorus)
I circle round the sun trying to get things done
My restless soul yearns to be on the road
On the run

Time to look around grab what I need
Friends tell me to close my eyes so I can see
Read the paper almost every day
Don't much like what is has to say

Stand there looking into your eyes
You make me laugh and you make me cry
Baby you know I'm in love with you
Ain't no time to paint my life blue

Fell mush better bout things these days
Left behind all the funky haze
Walked outside into my big backyard
Found that life's not quite so hard
Track Name: Pass Those Words Around
Take down the mirrors from your wall there is no reflection
Go down that one way street so you know your direction
Pick up what respect you have as you go along your way
There was plenty of time in your past to keep it all at bay

(chorus)
I won't talk about you when your looking down
I would never pass those word around
Pass those words around

Girl you gotta always keep your head up high
Don't think all your friends are gonna help you to fly
There's no one behind you to push you along
You are responsible for all that's right and wrong

Life isn't meant to be a place of past regret
We gotta always hope we're gonna win that bet
Tell me what you think about this solitary world
As you grab hold of your life and give it a twirl
Track Name: Life is Upside Down
Wouldn't it be nice if life could be happily ever after
All your dreams hanging from the clouds
Holding on to all the love and laughter
You can shed that temporary shroud

All you ever wanted was to wake up with a smile
All you ever wanted was to hang on for awhile

Out of control the sadness fills you up inside
Looking for that single ray of light
You know you can handle it but you won't be denied
The chance to have her in your sight

All you ever wanted was a chance to put up a fight
All you ever wanted was to know it's gonna be alright

It's not too much to ask
But I'm not coming back again
I didn't make it up
Feeling kind of in-between

Life is upside down Scattered disappear
Life is upside down Scattered disappear

It's stupid crazy totally unfair
But, you know you can't control
It's not ,it's not that you don't care
I just really miss her soul

All you ever wanted was to wake up with a smile
All you ever wanted was to hold on for awhile

Life is upside down scattered disappear
Life is upside down scattered disappear
Track Name: Sitting In The Center
I'm sitting in the center looking at the winter of my discontent
Spent all my money wondering where my baby went
My life's on lock down nothing comin in or out
Feeling like a boxer just lost another bout

Archangel Archangel won't you set me free
Climbing down took longer than I thought
I got stuck here on the second floor
And the elevator stopped

Same ol mundane world facing me every day
Ride around the city keep the coyotes at bay
The skies a little darker than it was the other night
I wonder I wonder if the stars turned out their lights

Sitting on the Square same ol politics
Be careful of your words they'll be thrown to the fire
I hear the weeping of the crying birds
It's something that they heard on the telephone wire

Yes, I'm sitting in the center looking at the winter of my discontent
Spent all my money wondering where my baby went
My life's on lock down nothing comin in or out
Feeling like a boxer just lost another bout

Shirts and pants and shoes that dance
You should take a chance
Step outside the lines

Late nights and motorbikes
These are things I like
Running through my mind

Archangel Archangel won't you set me free
Climbing down took longer than I thought
I got stuck here on the second floor
And the elevator stopped
Track Name: Travelin On
THE OCEAN’S BREATHIN IN AND OUT
THE SUN IS FINALLY SIGNING OFF
THINKING ABOUT ALL IT’S DONE TODAY
THE MOON IS CRAWLING OUT OF BED
SHAKING IT’S SLEEPY HEAD
SHINING DOWN ON THE ROAD
I’M TRAVELIN ON

I THINK ABOUT THE THINGS I’VE DONE
SOME WERE RIGHT AND SOME WERE WRONG
GUESS IT ONLY MATTERS IN YOUR MIND
NEVER BEEN TO NEW YORK CITY
MAYBE SOME DAY, BUT THAT’S OKAY
I HOPE YOU’RE ON THE ROAD
I’M TRAVELIN ON

CHORUS
IT DON’T MATTER WHERE YOU’RE GOING
IT DON’T MATTER WHERE YOU’VE BEEN
AS LONG AS TIME KEEPS ON FLOWING
STRAIGHT AWAY FROM YOU

I’M SO GLAD I DIDN’T KNOW
ALL THINGS I DIDN’T DO
IT MIGHT HAVE CHANGED THINGS IN MY LIFE
WISH THERE WAS A RHYME OR REASON
SOUNDLESS ECHOES THROUGHT THE SEASON
ALL MY FRIENDS ARE ON THE ROAD I’M TRAVELIN ON

NOT A DAY A MOMENT PASSING
YOU AREN’T WALKING THROUGH MY MIND
STARE INTO THAT LOOKING GLASS
STAND BEFORE YOU HEART EXPOSED
NOT KNOWING HOW THIS STORY ENDS
BETWEEN US THERE IS A ROAD
I’M TRAVELIN ON
Track Name: Black Sunday
1935 THE SKY WAS BRIGHT AND BLUE (ACAPELLA)

NO ONE WAS AWARE WHAT ON THE HORIZON GREW
MY DADDY HE WAS BARELY KEEPING US ALIVE
A POOR DIRT FARMER BACK IN 1935

OH BLACK SUNDAY YOU DID TAKE MY SUN AWAY
ON A BRIGHT BLUE SKY DAY
OH BLACK SUNDAY YOU TAKE MY DADDIES LAND
TURNED IT INTO A SEA OF DIRT AND SAND

IT CAM ROLLING IN BOILING BLACK AS NIGHT
AT 60 MILES PER HOUR 8000 FEET IN HEIGHT
NO ONE COULD ESCAPE EVEN THOUGH THEY TRIED
BIRDS TOO AS THEY FELL FROM THE SKY

CHORUS

I COULD NOT HEAR MY DADDY CALLING MY NAME
I COULD NOT SEE MY HOME ONLY 20 FEET AWAY
I JUST CLOSED MY EYES AND COULD HARDLY BREATH
SOME HOW MY DADDY HE DID GRAB MY SLEEVE

CHORUS

THE NEXT DAY WE WEREN'T PREPARED FOR WHAT WE SAW
SOME ALIEN LAND SAND DRIFTS STANDING 10 FEET TALL
MY DADDY HE DID TURN TO ME AND SAID
THIS LIFE HERE MY SON IS DEAD

THIS LIFE HERE MY SON IS DEAD (ACAPELLA)

CHORUS
REPEAT LAST LINE
Track Name: Tell Me What You'll Do
Just another passing phase
Reaching out for you somewhere
In the absence of these lazy days

There is so much I can bare
Tell me tell me there is more
Than the closing of the door

Little bits and pieces borrowed
Through fingers like grains of sand
All my life I have followed

I know this is not the end
I'll come walking back to you
Tell me what you'll do

Is this what you really wanted
Is this what you really need
Is this what you really wanted
I'll be waiting
I'll be waiting

If I knew it would be like this
Waiting for those simple words
I would have taken one more kiss

From the words I never heard
Won't you look into my eyes
And never say goodbye
Never say goodbye
Never say goodbye

Tell me what you'll do
Track Name: I Would Go
I remember when I was a younger man
I heard my own heartbeat
My mind was spinning as I ran
Down that lonesome street

My better days are up ahead
I count them every day
Your smile looks like a book I read
Early month of May


I would go
I would go
I would where you wait for me

This is my life I must admit
Thought boring it can be
This is my life I must admit
It's the only one for me

Passing time and standing still
Feel that cold north wind
Holding you next to me
We always will be friends

I would go
I would go
I would where you wait for me

Early moon through a white laced curtain
Cup of coffee in my hand
Some things you know for certain
Some things ad already planned

I would go
I would go
I would where you wait for me

I would go
I would go
I would where you wait for me
Track Name: Tell Me That You Love Me Too
Standing on the corner street light shining down
Hope you're looking for what I've already found
You're a heartbeat away from my memory
Tell me you'll let your love set me free

All you really gotta do
It's so simple but it's true
It can only come from you
Tell me that you love me too

Clouds in the sky seem to disappear
When on the phone your voice I hear
I feel like I'm walking on the stars
When I hear your voice coming from a far

All you really gotta do
It's so simple but it's true
It can only come from you
Tell me that you love me too

Tell me you have found a way
To let go of the words you need to say
I'll be your friend till the end of time
Keep on looking babe its not that hard to find

All you really gotta do
It's so simple but it's true
It can only come from you
Tell me that you love me too