Lyrics: Cure for the Common Crush

Rising River

I have crossed a rising river
Many trials I’ve come through
I have burned a bridge behind me
Now what is left for me to do
But love you baby
 
I have lost all of my history
And all the favour I have known
I have come to take you higher
All this way to lay you down
And love you baby
 
In this blue battered memory
I’ve kept little thoughts alive
The sound of a songbird’s grief
The taste of your lips so sweet
These things have survived
 
 Lyrics and Music by Id Guinness
© 2007 Rapid Transformation Music SOCAN
  

The One That Got Away

I’m crazy I’m crazy to let you get to me
I’d be crazy to let you
Be the one that got away
It’s torture
It’s torture to worship from afar
But there’s just something
Something in the way you look away
Oh, I’m not the kind to give up so easily
Running you down makes perfect sense to me
Am I mad to want what you’ve got?
Oh, I can be driven there, but it takes a lot
For someone to drive me crazy
I’m dying
Because I’m spellbound
It’s something in the way you shine
I’m dying to get up and follow you
In a moment
Because there’s something
Something in the way you move away
In a heartbeat I would sell my soul for you
Oh, I have heard you may be crazy too
If that’s the case I only want what’s best for you
I would sign on the dotted line
If I could see inside your mind
You know I must be crazy
I’m crazy to let you get to me
I’d be crazy to let you
Be the one that got away

Lyrics and Music by Id Guinness
© 2007 Rapid Transformation Music  SOCAN

 

Jade Garden

She’s been moving under my skin
From the moment I walked in
Sunday at the jade garden

The simple spell, the playful look
I took it all, bait and hook
The oldest trick left in the book

Now I speak like a child, my thoughts are not my own
They run wild, up her stairs, across her floor
Down her hall and through her door

She says trust your intuition
The universe is guiding your life
You’ll get nowhere standing still
Every excess becomes a vice

Your money’s no good here, she said
Lotus flowers filled my head                         
Jasmine leaves were what she read

And she said
I’ll tell you everything you need to know
The beginning of wisdom is to desire it        
I’ll show you all you need to know, everything you need to know

Now I speak like a child, my thoughts are not my own
They run wild, up her stairs, across her floor
Down her hall and through her door

She says trust your intuition
The universe is guiding your life
You’ll get nowhere standing still
Every excess becomes a vice

And all that’s hidden now
Will soon be revealed, you will see
Do not mistake temptation for opportunity

She been moving under my skin
From the moment I walked in
Sunday at the jade garden

 Lyrics and Music by Id Guinness
© 2007 Rapid Transformation Music SOCAN

 

I Have Seen the Future

Stay with me
You know I’ve never lived a day like this before
You awoke me from the sleep of ages
Stay with me
I’d forgotten I could dream
Until you flashed your crooked smile
And all the monsters disappeared

I have seen the future
And we make a pretty picture
There’s a focal point now in this ordinary mind
So don’t lose faith in tomorrow
I will beg and I will borrow
A future here in these not so ordinary times

Stay with me
I have lost my death perception
But my heyday, well it’s a long time gone
Stay with me
I have fallen like my idols
Had a mental block, lost the will to rock

Oh, but I have seen the future . . .

Don’t let them say it’s not your time
Don’t let them tell you it’s not meant for you
Lonely voices can be unkind
I keep my visions to myself
I play them in my mind’s eye

I have seen the future . . .

In a world without convictions
In an age lost beyond reason
My thoughts are getting clear
And I can tell you without question
Not a moment’s hesitation
It’s no accident that we’ve wound up here
 
Lyrics and Music by Id Guinness
© 2007 Rapid Transformation Music  SOCAN    
   

   

Down to This

Sifting through history
This wrecking yard of memory 
Where smoke and mirrors reigned supreme
Now solder and acetylene
Try to fuse together
All my half-lives that I scattered                   
In a rush to become someone else
The superstar, the infidel

I have always known this day
Of reckoning would come my way
And leave me grasping empty air 

But if it all comes down to this
Hanging by my fingertips   
I won’t let go                  
If we survive the big collapse
Can we have our money back?
I want to know
If it all comes down to this

Reluctant terrestrial
I ventured out beyond the pale
To hear the ones who fell to earth
Tell me what the trip was worth
Now you smell the fear on me
Of Icarus and Lockerbie
When all the laws of physics overruled
The willing spirit  

I have always known this day
Of reckoning would come my way
And leave me grasping empty air 

But if it all comes down to this
Hanging by my fingertips   
I won’t let go            

If we survive the big collapse
Can we have our money back?
I want to know

And if they should take me down
I won’t fall without a sound
There must be fifty ways to hit the ground . . .

Lyrics and Music by Id Guinness
© 2007 Rapid Transformation Music SOCAN

 

Cure for the Common Crush

Your summer fling has come undone
A shadow moved across the sun
Stop me if you think you’ve heard this one before
Do you feel yourself unravel to the core?

Let this new light shine on you         
Through the dark glass of all you knew
Witness the eclipse of all your sensibilities
Now you’re open to the world, and ready to receive

We are the love brigade
As cool as summer shade
We are perfect harmony
A universal circle unbroken
No, it won’t be one of us                                
To find a cure for the common crush
Nothing remains at the end of the day but love

Soon you’ll forget how to run
You’ll look back to where you’re from
And find that all the signposts have been taken down
Do you feel yourself still missing solid ground?

Find the innocence within
The alien in your own skin
Go on, wrap yourself inside this safety zone
Relax and close your eyes, our work has just begun

Let these words be your comfort
Let this voice be your guide
In your dark hour
We’ll never let you down
We’ll never let you down
We’ll never let you down

 Lyrics and Music by Id Guinness
© 2007 Rapid Transformation Music  SOCAN

 

Always Crashing in the Same Car

Every chance, every chance that I take
I take it on the road
Those kilometers and the red lights
I was always looking left and right
Oh, but I'm
Always crashing in the same car
Jasmine, I saw you peeping
As I pushed my foot down to the floor
I was going 'round and 'round
The hotel garage
Must have been touching close to 94
Oh, but I'm
Always crashing in the same car

Lyrics and Music by David Bowie
© 1977 Screen Gems - EMI Music, Inc. ASCAP

 

Negative

Inner one
Not the voice of reason
One who whispers in the dark
Satisfied
Only when eclipsing
Not until she’s left her mark

And each time that I begin
Her desire just pulls me in

She’s high on her mother ship
Follows close behind just to watch me trip
Green eyes and a deadly kiss
From the other side, so negative

Takes me in
Leads me to the garden
Where the light and shadows meet
Unafraid
She can charm the serpents
When they circle at my feet

Another dream
One flash and it’s over
When she goes away all the colours seem to fade
Longing for her to return
But make no mistake
She will bend and you will break

Heavy for her

Lyrics and Music by Ledenhed
© 2001 Allen Cholach BMI
 

The Joke 

You were driven by a feeling
That you didn’t understand
A troubled child, impulsive waif
Your crimes were not pre-planned
I wanted to believe
That all your actions were the dance
Of an uncharted subconscious
A blankness on your canvas
But I was the lamb, I was naive
And you played me good
You worked ‘til I suspended disbelief
Oh yeah ...

But I can’t take the joke
I can’t fight this fire with fire
Beam me up, I’m out of here
I will disappear
Into a cloud of smoke
I’ll rise into the sweet thin air
Where your bitterness won’t find me
I will hurt no more, no more

Well I was raised to be content
To turn the other cheek
I was taught the heirs to this earth
Were the humble and the meek
But lately in the dead of night
I’ve been having impure thoughts
Where they come from is a mystery
I guess somewhere in my history
Someone placed a ticking bomb
And I won’t rest ‘til I inflict the wound
You won’t recover from
‘Til you say

I can’t take the joke
I can’t fight this fire with fire
Beam me up, I’m out of here
I will disappear
Into a cloud of smoke
I’ll rise into the sweet thin air
Where your bitterness won’t find me
I will hurt no more, no more

Take it away from me
The slow burn that’s killing me
The hand that I can’t win
The moment that won’t begin

Lyrics and Music by Id Guinness
© 2007 Rapid Transformation Music SOCAN

 

Beaches

Tales that last forever
Legends that were never
People reaching out for things they’ve had in dreams
Or maybe just were wishing what they might have been
Didn’t seem so far away

Their castle is their island
Rising from the beach sand
Knights all dressing up to play medieval games
It wouldn’t seem so foolish but they look the same
Every day, slaying dragons

Then the tide comes in and you say
Tomorrow shouldn’t come until I’m through today
And you think you’re just as high
When the moon takes the day into night

Memories that weren’t clear
Future looking brighter 
People reaching out for things they’ve had in dreams
And maybe realizing all they could have been
Doesn’t seem so very far away

Then the sun comes up melts the dew
Smooth water looking right back up at you
Unbroken sea and flat silver sand
No castles there got to start again
 
 Lyrics and Music by Donn Tarris
© 1974 Stone Steps Music SOCAN

 

Beautiful Goodbye

Carol Lynley takes her hand
From the DeSoto wheel
She’s checking the mirror again
Appraising her appeal
Shrugs it off and thinks it’s always fear
That keeps you from getting on with life
From going home
From starting over
And the wind whips the curtains
In the old house
But it’s October
And probably to be expected  
Like the shadow in your sigh
And your beautiful goodbye

From the garden I can see you pacing
As you whisper in the phone
You’re steering your universe
Through the collective alone
And autumn clouds will gather
But it seems to take forever              
For worlds to collide
To turn the tide
To tell yourself
This really can’t be happening
No, it’s your imagination running wild
Shifting into drive
Such a beautiful goodbye 

Lyrics and Music by Id Guinness
© 2007 Rapid Transformation Music SOCAN

 

25 Watts

I get lost between the myth and the revelation
I knew those words but couldn’t follow the translation
I fade in and I tune out
Try to bleed, believe beyond the shadow of a doubt
25 watts and never was

That’s where I live, out of step with the human condition
I found my place between the screen and the apparition
And raised a half empty glass
Inspiration drained away, a footnote to the past
25 watts and never was

But I dreamed
I finally found a way to see
Beyond my candlepower to be
The light that lives behind your eyes             
And I dreamed
Of ecstasy, infinity                             
Machine and man in harmony
Of simple beings that still believe they’re glorious, glorious 

                                                          
I get lost between the sign and the destination
I’ve done the math but I can’t make the equation
Move me through those gates
Where some kind of grand design survives this day and age
25 watts and never was

Lyrics and Music by Id Guinness
© 2007 Rapid Transformation Music SOCAN

 

Wailing Wall

Nothing can come between us
History has shown us what went wrong
Nothing can come between us
But the lines we’ve drawn

Lyrics by Id Guinness
Music by Id Guinness and Leslie Harris
© 2007 Rapid Transformation Music SOCAN

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