Alan Semerdjian

Lyrics

blackbirds don’t fly so high

come down now don’t ask why

bring back your melodies and rhymes

that slowed down my fast times

you were an angel once I know

with bright wings white as snow

 

blackbirds take up this yard

it shouldn’t be too hard

back then the world was still so new

i played god and you played you

so leave me a feather once you go

or a thousand to follow

 

now we’re so far from home aren’t we?

so far from home aren’t we?

blackbird where is your song? aren’t we

so far from home?  aren’t we?  aren’t we?

aren’t we?

Alan Semerdjian

Lyrics

go out fire for a walk

put those flames in a new pool of thought

realize that the hardest thing

is you can’t teach trouble to sing

 

you can buy your love a meteor

then spend all night on the moonlit floor

you try and try like your mother begs

but you can’t teach trouble to sing

 

dumbfounded by the indecision you sink and think

how these days your hand doesn’t seem to stop the shake

 

refuse to believe that this is all

and then you pound your head against the invisible wall

fight and fight but you never win

‘cause you can’t teach trouble to sing

 

so make the best of what your evening brings

‘cause you can’t teach trouble to sing

Alan Semerdjian

Lyrics

build he said go build for me

build for life and beauty and family

all these things are for you to see

lovely fruit is growing on your tree

 

just take a little stroll around

looks like you can’t grow up till you can break down

 

so time the prophet had no time to stay

so his words stopped by and went away

a few of us remembered a few of us played

played through the night straight into day

 

just take a little stroll around

looks like you can’t grow up till you can break down

just take a little stroll around

looks like you can’t grow up till you can break down

 

oh life you’ll sleep tonight if you make it right

 

because time he don’t think of you

he took all your laughter and beauty too

left you a message for you to use

for everyone it’s a kind of blues

 

so take a little stroll around

looks like you can’t grow up till you can break down

just take a little stroll around

looks like you can’t grow up till you can break down

 

looks like you can’t grow up

looks like you can’t grow up

looks like you can’t grow up

looks like you can’t grow up till you can break down

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Alan Semerdjian

Lyrics

honey’s sleeping next to you on the floor

and just outside the door your flying horse

 

you wanted more

you wanted more

you wanted more

 

breathe in breathe out you’re at the dance

now you’re picked now you smile now you laugh

 

you wanted more

you wanted more

you wanted more

 

hear the cars rush by the afternoon

gonna make the call gonna make it home soon

 

you wanted more

you wanted more

you wanted more

you wanted more

you wanted more

you wanted more

 

you wanted more

Alan Semerdjian

Lyrics

i am a jar

i won’t go far

i won’t go far

i am a jar

 

just like a star

i help you find where you are

just like a star

i am a jar

 

i spend the days

standing still in line

helping you forget

and pass the time

 

oh fill me up

 

i am the sea

you can throw pebbles into me

into me

i am the sea

 

i’ll set you free

and i can drown your enemy

set you free

your enemy

 

spend the days

riding waves like sighs

helping you forget

and pass the time

 

oh fill me up

 

i am the sky

come to me you can fly

i am the sky

you can fly

 

no need to fight

there’s no need to fight

i am the sky

you can fly

 

spend the days

high as haze on fire

helping you forget

and pass the time

 

oh fill me up

oh fill me up

oh

Alan Semerdjian

Lyrics

when you were four

and the monsters at your door dear

were looking in

and the morning wiped away fear

 

circled your house

while you made arrangements for sleep

didn’t make a sound

 

come 3:00am it’s time

come 3:00am it’s time

 

you couldn’t tell

if they were friends or foes

imagined or real

they scared away your best dreams

 

till you grew tired

and finally gave in

you opened the door

 

come 3:00am it’s time

come 3:00am it’s time

 

come 3:00am it’s time

Alan Semerdjian

Lyrics

my little ghost keeps on coming back

my little ghost keeps on coming back

my little ghost keeps on coming back

coming back to me in the middle of the night

 

my little ghost has some more to say

my little ghost has some more to say

my little ghost has some more to say

more to say to me in the middle of the night

 

she comes comes comes comes comes

in the middle of the night

 

she comes comes comes comes comes

in the warm candlelight

 

my little ghost loves the holidays

my little ghost loves the holidays

my little ghost loves the holidays

the holidays with me

the holidays with me

the holidays with me in the middle of the night

Alan Semerdjian

Lyrics

they’re packing their bags they’re headed for the shore

the old musician store is up for sale

where will the kids go with no musician store

 

the sales have been slow at the old musician store

the rent keeps getting high always more and more

but they can’t give anymore at the old musician store

 

the guitars on the wall have seen the best of years

they fought for what was right and sometimes whatever was wrong

now the cases are closed

 

the parking lot’s empty outside the old musician store

the cigarettes all swept away from in front of the door babe

time to clean up the old musician store

 

go on inside now take a look for yourself

whether old or middle aged or newly born the ghosts are all there

now that the sign is hung

 

in twenty more years will there be musician stores

or will we live all by ourselves with no real music alone in the dark

no need to talk to anyone no musician store

no need to learn from anyone no musician store

no need to marvel anymore no musician store

Alan Semerdjian

Lyrics

oh mama mama mama won’t you take me down your street tonight

i want to ride this feeling like a ghost under the full moon light

outside the joker’s are wild and irony is still on fire

i wanna say something so serious even the hipsters in Brooklyn will be scared to deny

 

oh hope your pretty feathers

are brushing against us

oh we’ll get better

come on mama come and take me home

 

i know you’re scared mama everyone’s scared these are dangerous times

feels like the world’s getting dim feels like everybody’s going blind

there are bells in the sky and i’m telling you the clouds are ringing

there’s a child in my life and i swear to you he’ll never stop singing

 

hope your pretty feathers

are brushing against us

oh we’ll get better

come on mama come and take me home

 

you’re the chorus you’re the bridge

you’re the music inside of everything

i’m the writer you’re the song

you’re the verses i never could write

i want to sing you every night

 

oh hope your pretty feathers

are brushing against us

oh we’ll get better

 

oh hope your pretty feathers

are brushing against us

oh we’ll get better

 

come on mama come and take me

come on mama come and take me

come on mama come and take me

come on mama come and take me home 

Alan Semerdjian

Lyrics

beauty across the sky

no need to wonder why

light and the clouds above

are making love

and the sea will merge

with the flight of birds

and the land will sway

and my heart will stay

 

beauty inside the tree

beauty inside the breeze

beauty inside of me

beauty inside of we

and the stars will shine

in all good time

and the wind will blow

and my heart will know