Alan Semerdjian

Story

everything comes and goes

Lyrics

YOUR LOVE  I wake up Thirty days without love Is more than enough You were wrong I was wrong let's make up Stir the bottom of another cup A hand is everything To reach for When the distance seems too threatening What would they say If they knew anyway It's not independent's day So lend me your ears Spin me a home In the best room of your heart A hand is everything To reach for When the distance gets too threatening We cannot right wrong In the words of a song Ain't no right wrong anyway When you're in the middle lane of your own highway Your love it comes It comes and goes Your love it comes It comes and goes Your love it comes Your love it comes and goes

Alan Semerdjian

Story

follow your own road

Lyrics

I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW Hey satellite what's the news today All these crazy folks on the same highway And oh it's a loaded gun Dreamers dream dream and the prophets scream If we're gonna make it in this world we got to make it one scene And oh there's only one scene But I can't tell you I can't tell you how But I can't tell you I can't tell you how When the little bit in you that's been down too long Is ready to explode like a shooting star Let her go and watch her shine When the ghost of Walt Whitman comes up to you Says everything is possible when everything's new So oh everything everyday But I can't tell you I can't tell you how But I can't tell you I can't tell you how Solo When imagination's locked behind a gate Beauty's in the song that penetrates But I can't tell you I can't tell you how But I can't tell you I can't tell you how But I can't tell you I can't tell you how But I can't tell you I can't tell you how

Alan Semerdjian

Story

true blue

Lyrics

BAD DREAMS She says she's been having real bad dreams Me with these lost girls as impossible as it seems I tell her not too worry her sweet head That's not enough she says to keep me safe in my own bed It begins with a silly proposition And ends with a lack of recognition And she cries at the movies When the hero slips Though we know it's temporary She feels it sticks She'll promise that she'll try to stay awake But an honest day of work always gets me in too late When I'm finally home she's curled up on the couch But something's stirring in her head and I just can't get it out It starts with a simple suspicion Turns into hyperventilation And she cries at the movies When the hero slips Though we know it's temporary She feels it sticks 

Alan Semerdjian

Story

fear. love and fear. period.

Lyrics

YOU CAN RUN Oh life, she takes off her clothes for you Takes off her clothes Takes off her clothes Oh rhyme, she made up her mind this time She made up her mind She made up her mind And you can run you can run you can run till you drop but you can't win When all that you've lost is in front of your eyes you just run out of breath This light, it freezes the time for you Freezes the time Freezes the time And she's spinning around in the back of your car and she can't wait And your head's in the clouds just wondering how you can run, run away You can run, run from this, Oh, you can't run, run from this No you can't run from this

Halo

02:53
Alan Semerdjian

Story

try to be good. so hard.

Lyrics

HALO A halo And everybody knows To go slow But caution doesn't work When confidence is hurt You kick yourself and you sleep You always knew it in your heart. What's best. is taking it apart, is not always so smart to build it up again but you love the song that spells out what's wrong it plays on and on you can't turn it off all the bells just sound like miniatures of god and she's not that smart but she smiles a lot you lose yourself so much you're in the lost and found and it feels like and it feels like almost almost home Forgive me I've taken it too far I'll see What I never saw Someday not too long I'll finally get some sleep

Alan Semerdjian

Story

a dream of empty

Lyrics

A HOLE IN YOUR HOME (with help from Tony M.) There's a string around your hand it's tight so you Remember not to cry There's a friend, a face, a chance, the crowd, You leave with him before midnight You wave it down You make no sound He holds your hand and checks the clock You kiss in the parking lot He hesitates without a name Makes sure this is really what you want He holds you up Like I held you down From far away. From far away There's a frame beside the bed you lie on It's almost time you try and try To convince yourself it's almost right You try and try it's almost time You hesitate He shakes and shakes From far away. From far away It's already over. You're rolling over Morning has broke. No one will know You'll keep it quiet. Die with the secret Right there in your home Alone in your home A hole in your home A hole in home A hole in your home A hole in your home

Alan Semerdjian

Story

the duduk (the saddest instrument in the world) & a thought (barely audible)

Lyrics

FUNNY BUT FREE Dress me up in tiny pictures That we might never see Point the camera at the map where we'll travel Make a postcard out of feathers So maybe you'll write to me And we'll go up like paper in fire Now you're barely audible, I can't hear you I see you making all these faces at me I know I'll never change, but neither will you We'll be left here looking funny but free Close the window it's getting colder Feed the plants before you go Make it slow and I'll promise you I'll make it better It's a lot like getting older This telling right from wrong A bittersweet plum at the end of a table Now you're barely audible, I can't hear you I see you making all these faces at me I know I'll never change, but neither will you We'll be left here looking funny but free

Alan Semerdjian

Story

obsession, sweet obsession!

Lyrics

EVERYTHING (SHE'S THE BEST) She looks into your eyes from photographs, from photographs It's always in her eyes when she cries and when she laughs Everything about her is okay Everything about her is okay Everything about her is okay So don't walk away, don't walk away She told you everything from where she started to where she's been It to took a lot of time, a lot of courage through thick and thin And everything about her is the best Everything about her is the best Everything about her is the best Just confess just confess Every time you leave her it's a miracle That she'll stick around another time She might think there's a song out there that's better for her But it won't be mine It won't be mine I want another try, another quarter, another game I want to start again and make it go another way I'll build houses and halos and melodies That will make her go oooooohh Because everything about her is complete, everything about her is complete, everything about her is complete Ain't that sweet So so sweet

Alan Semerdjian

Story

based on Jim's true story

Lyrics

STEPHANIE Stephanie, I want you Stephanie, I want you I want you now I want you now I want you now I do. Stephanie, I need you Darling please won't you need me too I need you now I need you now I need you now I do When you told me We were never really true true true true I was lying to myself I'll still lie to myself For you Stephanie, it's over Promise me, it's over I know you suck I know you suck I know you suck I do.

Alan Semerdjian

Story

the fully established narrator's version

Lyrics

MELODY Summertime I'm always forging something new Passing my time away in tune Wintertime is a neverending funny rhyme Always wakes me up in blue I've been around the world to see you Taking care of business at hand I cannot wait around to be your Favorite little comedian I walk the line intrigued by your tattoo I get my subjects and objects confused You're so fine, a wonder I never knew I wish you thought about me just a little bit too Hoping that you might just hear me Building castles in the sand Never close enough to let me Trace the geography of your land If melody waits all night for thee You were meant for me.

Alan Semerdjian

Story

a rock and a roll and a nod to the past

Lyrics

BUCKET IN A WELL Isn't that the song I tried to sing? I was resting barefoot on a nest of pins I struggled hard I climbed the moonlight still if I could finally catch a prayer alive, I'd sing a thousand hymns Isn't that the dream I spoke about threw a bucket in a well and wished out loud? I tried to walk on water, but I fell right in I didn't get a chance to see the divine, but I learned how to swim I didn't get a chance to see the divine, but I learned how to swim We're getting stronger we're getting strong It's invisible, but we're getting stronger. Isn't that the song I tried to sing? I was resting barefoot on a nest of pins I tried to walk on water, but I fell right in I didn't get a chance to see the divine, but I learned how to swim I didn't get a chance to see the divine, but I learned how to swim I didn't get a chance to see love

Alan Semerdjian

Story

still about you and me

Lyrics

WHEN THERE WAS SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOU when there was something wrong with you you bottled it up now didn't you now there's nothing they could see that could bring you down so easily over and over and over time you built it up so good over and over and over time you play it off like it's cool the best was never yet to come you made a pact right from the start to sabotage what we might be but you forgot what I used to be over and over and over time I built it up so good over and over and over time I play it off like it's cool now you're fixed in front of me turn around so you can see how the rest is getting better all the time better it just takes time I'll be gone don't wait around all night to see

Alan Semerdjian

Story

the past. the past. the fuzzy past.

Lyrics

AM RADIO Hey mr.bowman Where is your aim I'm low in the highlands And I'm shootin for pain Oh it's the sound that I'm looking for Slow like am radio Indecision quivers in shame Empty targets no arrows anyway Oh it's the sound that I'm looking for Slow like am radio Oh it's the sound that I'm looking for Comin in like am radio Me and You were almost the same Finding new troubles to name Always in the mood to play That's when we separate (BIG GUITAR PART/ORGAN THING REPEAT CHORUS BYE BYE)

Alan Semerdjian

Story

Something to look forward to.

Lyrics

CAN'T WAIT I can't wait for the day When my words stop being weapons this way I can't wait for the day I'll cast these busted habits away I can't wait for the day My mouth will have something to say I can't wait for a time When I won't be relying on rhyme I can't wait for the cake That celebrates our different mistakes I can't wait most everyday All the time la dee da Harmonica solo I can't wait for a sign That I can make it better next time I can't wait every night For the sweet sweet humming birth of your light I can't wait for a break I can say I'm finally awake, I'm awake, I'm awake, I'm awake