Once in a Blue Moon

by Penelope Houston

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03:29
Every time you speak my name I start shaking evolution take alot of time, you just can't fake it. Hey Hey Hey! your love is all I really want, just let me take it I'm going to be your guide tonight Young lovers racing, always racing to the finish revolution in my head, I got to win it. Hey Hey Hey! your love is all I really needed for the minute I'm going to be your bride tonight I like it. I need it I've got to find you on my own I like it. I want it I'm going to be your shiny knight People say "now girl you got to button up and save it." No emotion, man you better cut it down and pave it. Hey Hey Hey! your love's a giant so you ought to be my favorite I'm going to be your ride tonight I like it. I need it I've got to find you on my own I like it. I want it I'm going to be your shiny knight Every time you speak my name I start shaking evolution take alot of time, you just can't fake it. Hey Hey Hey! your love is all I really want, just let me take it I'm going to be your guide tonight I'm going to be your bride tonight I like it. I need it I've got to find you on my own I like it. I want it I'm going to be your shiny knight
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It's not that I don't want to go It's just that I have got to know Who's going to water Who's going to weed Who's going to plant my Black Eyed Peas Who's going to count the shooting stars Who's going to waste the morning hours And who's going to tell me no no no no no No no no no no No no no no no No no no, don't go Some one better let me in Stand me in your kitchen In your arms again Feed me what I'm missing And hold me And hold me And hold me And hold me Who's going to water Who's going to weed Who's going to plant my Black Eyed Peas Who's going to count the shooting stars Who's going to waste the morning hours And who's going to tell me no no no no no No no no no no No no no no no No no no, don't go Some one better let me in Stand me in your kitchen In your arms again Feed me what I'm missing And hold me And hold me...
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before you were born fires swept across god's eyes before you were born a thousand lies were memorized before you were born man killed his only brother before you were born we pierced holes right through each other it's in your hands, it's on your head, it's on your hands it's on your hands, it's in your head, it's in your hands before you were born life froze and thawed in summer before you were born drought killed the second comer before you were born people pressed against the fence before you were born god destroyed the evidence it's in your hands, it's on your head, it's on your hands it's on your hands, it's in your head, it's in your hands your life will never be forgotten your name is whispered on the wind your life will never be forgotten your blood is dust upon my tongue before you were born a thousand songs had been forgotten before you were born christ mistook his last temptation before you were born cities shook and fell to dust before you were born temples built and now stand empty it's in your hands, it's on your head, it's on your hands it's on your hands, it's in your head, it's in your hands your life will never be forgotten your name is whispered on the wind your life will never be forgotten your blood is dust upon my tongue
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03:27
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03:12
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03:16
I lost my head down in West Virginia to the blackest eyes and the softest lips that a body knows it wasn't love that was stirring in her it wasn't love that would lay her low I lost my head on a Virgin Island she buried her in a dark graveyard where a thousand men and a dozen women lay down their lives left behind their hearts Nina's flown away I knew she'd never stay she was a wild seventeen I told her take my heart with you and take my lover too I know I'd do the same if it were me I lost my head on the seas of China she flew away like a little bird that the trade winds blow her beauty shines but that cannot save her from a sword that struck my heart many years ago that the trade winds blow Nina's flown away I knew she'd never stay she was a wild seventeen I told her take my heart with you and take my lover too I know I'd do the same if it were me Nina's flown away I knew she'd never stay she was a wild seventeen I told her take my heart with you and take my lover too I know I'd do the same if it were me
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Someone's bed fell off of a junk truck Poured his life out of a spraycan Blood red Lumina driven by a black man Loners of America Loners of America Loners of America Loners of America Balls ferry, Midway Meats, gospel signs available Overnighters, Shotgun Creek,Eat now, Wonderland Blue Gum Motel, Turntable Bay, Girls, girls, girls! Loners of America Loners of America Loners of America Loners of America Klub Klondike, Kelso Ten, Sleater-Kinney Cavern Boat rebuilding, locker beef, Berry Empire Jump Off Joe, Whiskeytown, I-5 Tavern Flag man ahead! Flag man ahead! Flag man ahead! Flag man ahead! Loners of America Loners of America Loners of America Loners of America
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Worms and water that's all I need Love and attention a pound of birdseed Tie me down to a styrofoam nest White picket fence and a bullet proof vest You're just, just like a man You're going to save me from myself if you can Just like a man You want to take me back to the promised land Just, just like a man You say you try, try try to understand Just, just like a man You tell me "Stool pidgin sitting duck fly away home Helpless little chickadee now don't you roam Never, never get away from what you are An appetite for love in a bell fruit jar" You're just, just like a man You're going to save me from myself if you can Just like a man You want to take me back to the promised land Just, just like a man You say you try, try try to understand Just, just like a man Worms and water that's all I need Love and attention a pound of birdseed Tie me down to a styrofoam nest White picket fence and a bullet proof vest You're just, just like a man You're going to save me from myself if you can Just like a man You want to take me back to the promised land Just, just like a man You say you try, try, try to understand Just, just like a man
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I'm losing the light not here anymore Looking at darkness and I don't want to go there losing my fight scar upon scar nobody can carry me And I'm going so far Sorrow shadows me instead of love where is that young girl so wild and brave I know I've had my day I've had my lovers and my way I've had the spotlight shining down I had you all, you never made a sound and now all that I have left are things and now all that I have left are things I'm losing the light sink down through the floor promises fading now what were all my wishes for losing my fight scar upon scar nobody can carry me And I'm going so far Sorrow shadows me instead of love where is that young girl so wild and brave I know, I know I've had my day I've had my lovers and my way I've had the spotlight shining down I had you all, you never made a sound and now all that I have left are things and now all that I have left are things I know, I know I've had my day I've had my lovers and my way I've had the spotlight shining down I had you all, you never made a sound and now all that I have left are things and now all that I have left are things things to comfort me
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lyrics and music by Penelope Houston Tonight he came to see the show To say he knew her when she was just a sweet and tender seventeen "I've tasted of her lips" he said "I feasted on her youth Her innocence she freely gave to me." The aging Casanova lives alone reflecting on his pretty life and women that he's known He keeps up with the latest and the greatest fashion trends He never knew he turned a heart to stone He came to see her band her fury was still wet he wore her long lost ribbon in his hair She said she didn't know him and get that ribbon back before they broke his arm and threw him down the stairs The aging Casanova lives alone reflecting on his pretty life, the lovers that he's known He keeps up with the latest and the greatest fashion trends He never knew he turned a heart to stone He comes to talk backstage she wonders at his age She can't believe he's only 41 The years were very cruel and she greets him with a smile her childhood's revenge has just been won The aging Casanova lives alone reflecting on his pretty life, the lovers that he's known He keeps up with the latest and the greatest fashion trends He never knew he turned a heart to stone He never knew he turned a heart to stone
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05:24
I'll cover you My fingers are leaves I'll keep the rain off And shade your days I'll cover you From prying eyes Your glorious days are through Your weapons lie In disarray Below your feet They cut my roots And every vain glorious word Not written for god but for you And all your goldleafed dates of birth and death are fading Lost to human memory Oh lord, you should be more like me Oh lord, you should be like me I'll cover you My fingers are leaves I'll keep the rain off And shade your days I'll cover you From prying eyes Your glorious days are through Your weapons lie In disarray Below your feet They cut my roots And every vain glorious word Not written for god but for you You were so hard it finally crushed you into gravel I was so tender I changed my shape You stood so tall you lost your face to the sun and rain I grew so small, that I became a seed again I grew so small, that I became a seed again I became a seed again I became a seed again

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Rare compilation with 9 tracks from the out of print CDs "Silk Purse" (1993) and "Crazy Baby" (1994) plus 6 more songs recorded as demos for Tongue but never released at all.

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released February 14, 2000

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