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Live at Uncle V

by Justin Solonynka

Tiny Lights Music - TLM005
Tiny Lights Music - TLM005
  • 03:31 Download Story
    Zzyzx Road (live)
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    Even You (live)

    EVEN YOU - lyrics by Justin Solonynka
    Copyright 2001 Tiny Lights Music. All rights reserved.

    Now I've been told that love's the thing that makes the world go 'round
    It's all you need, it's patient and it's kind
    And I know that it's not easy to love your enemies
    So often matter wins out over mind...

    But I'm gonna love everybody, love my friends and love my lover
    Love my father and my mother and all other families too
    I'm gonna love everybody, even those who criticize me
    Those who wrong me or despise me, I'm gonna love...
    Even you.

    You pass me when I'm speeding, and then start driving slow
    You come to hear me play and then you talk right through my show
    You smile when I'm here and then reject me when I'm gone
    And when autumn comes you'll rake your leaves and dump them on my lawn

    But I'm gonna love everybody, love my friends and love my lover
    Love my father and my mother and all other families too
    I'm gonna love everybody, even those who criticize me
    Those who wrong me or despise me, I'm gonna love...
    Even you.

    You push me 'round in meetings, you skimp on your okays
    You terminate my job and then you give yourself a raise
    You say it must be true because you heard it on TV
    You make your own mistakes and then you blame them all on me

    But I'm gonna love everybody, love my friends and love my lover
    Love my father and my mother and all other families too
    I'm gonna love everybody, even those who criticize me
    Those who wrong me or despise me, I'm gonna love...
    Even you.

    We're bludgeoned by our careless acts, we're paralyzed with rage
    The angels up in heaven turn away
    So you know now it's just us down here and we have to start the change
    And decide to love each other anyway

    And I'm gonna love everybody, love my friends and love my lover
    Love my sisters and my brothers and all other families too
    I'm gonna love everybody, even those who criticize me
    Those who wrong me or despise me, I'm gonna love...
    I'm gonna love everybody, love my friends and love my lover
    Let's all just love each other, and each other's families too
    I'm gonna love everybody, even those who criticize me
    Those who wrong me or despise me, I'm gonna love...
    Even you.

  • 05:28 Download Story Lyrics
    e e cummings in hell (live)

    E E CUMMINGS IN HELL - lyrics by Justin Solonynka
    Copyright 1999 Tiny Lights Music. All rights reserved.

    I've been here a million years - that's just the beginning
    There is no phoenix here, and the foreman is grinning
    He says, "Mr. Cummings, your writing just couldn't be better."
    Look down at my masterpiece, it's in capital letters

    My penance is started, I'll never be part of
    The party across the abyss
    Reach out my hand to that unfounded land and ask
    "What did I do to deserve this?"

    My friend he looks down in pain, his teeth are on fire again
    He's here for a sin he did at the ripe old age of ten
    Yes, George took his father's great axe and he chopped down the tree
    So some things it seems can't be fixed even by honesty

    His penance is started, he'll never be part of
    The party across the abyss
    Reach out my hand to that unfounded land and ask
    "What did he do to deserve this?"

    I've been here a million years, won't leave here anytime soon
    Joan of Arc, Robespierre, Hoffa, and Copernicus, too
    All tried and convicted and sentenced for committing our crimes
    And asking our judge what the hell could be worth all this time

    Our penance is started, we'll never be part of
    The party across the abyss
    Reach out my hand to that unfounded land and ask
    "What did we do...?"

    Our penance is started...

  • 04:24 Download Story
    Follow The River (live)
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    Falling Together (live)
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    The Musikfest Song (live)

    THE MUSIKFEST SONG - lyrics by Justin Solonynka
    Copyright 2003 Tiny Lights Music. All rights reserved.

    Something seems wrong 'cause it sure ain't right
    When I tried to park my car last night
    From street to street there was no place
    Tourists took all the parking space
    I honked my horn and cried in vain
    And wondered why all these people came
    To Bethlehem - it made no sense
    They displaced all the residents
    And then it finally came to me, I knew the reason why
    The yearly fair that makes the locals cry

    Because it's
    Musikfest, yeah, it's Musikfest
    There is funnel cake and sausage with cholesterol to make your heart clot
    Musikfest, yeah, it's Musikfest
    Someone's making money but I still don't have a parking spot

    The bratwurst has a funny smell
    The vendors would rather be anywhere else
    They groan and grumble and just look bored
    And charge enough to make you poor
    The Festers are their own freak show
    There's mullets everywhere you go
    And I guess the crowds must think they're grand
    But I'm sick of these goddamn Peruvian bands
    The big acts have a place, but the local talent's rare
    As long as they make money they don't care...

    Because it's
    Musikfest, yeah, it's Musikfest
    There's polka and more polka and annoying little tykes and tots
    Musikfest, yeah, it's Musikfest
    Who are all these people who have turned my town to Stupidplatz

    Mofo Dragons line Main Street
    Raging hormones head to feet
    Tourists drinking too much beer
    Think that Jesus was born here
    Is there a reason we're not clued in?
    If it's tourist season, why can't we shoot them?

    Ach so, it's
    Musikfest, yeah, it's Musikfest
    With Kinderplatz and Liederplatz I'm turning Pennsylvania Dutch
    Musikfest, yeah, it's Musikfest
    Maybe if I drink enough I'll find a police horse to punch

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    Fired (live)

    FIRED - lyrics by Justin Solonynka
    Copyright 2003 Tiny Lights Music. All rights reserved.

    I've given you my knowledge, I've given you my time
    I've given you my blood and sweat, but I still have my mind
    At first it was a drag to know that I had made your list
    But now I join the thousands who are happily dismissed

    But it's OK - yeah it's OK
    Don't you know I got fired today
    And nothing sucks anymore

    You didn't like my haircut, you didn't like my clothes
    Or maybe it's just cheaper to move to Mexico
    Or maybe I'm just tired of being jerked around
    And I should show my gratitude that I'm no longer bound

    You can take this job and shove it, I don't need it anymore
    Opportunity comes knock knock knocking on every unlocked door
    So thanks for this emancipation, thanks for giving me the slip
    You wanted me to walk the plank, I'll find another ship

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    Postal (live)

    POSTAL - lyrics by Justin Solonynka
    Copyright 1999 Tiny Lights Music. All rights reserved.

    Harry the Postman, he worked in the mailroom
    He did his job and did his job well
    Stamping and sorting and packing and shipping
    Alone in his own private hell
    He never got married, he'd spent all his years
    Living the post office beat
    'Til one fateful day when an envelope dropped
    From the bin to land at his feet

    Harry, O Harry, O Harry...
    So helpful

    He stooped down to grab it, a letter fell out
    The presidential seal at its head
    Averted his eyes, but then just had to look
    At the words, and here's what he read:
    "Dear Soviet Masters, I know we'll prevail
    That perestroika scam's worked out great
    Saddam and Castro are still on our side
    Will contact at some later date."

    Harry, O Harry, O Harry...
    So noble

    Harry the Postman jumped into his car
    Drove straight to the C.I.A.
    When he showed them the letter the bullets came flying
    A gorgeous young blond pulled him safe
    "I'm from the resistance," the woman explained
    "We plan to expose the president.
    We're counting on you to go back to the mailroom
    And burn all the letters he's sent."

    Harry, O Harry, O Harry...
    So able

    He did as was asked and destroyed all he found
    He searched the whole mailbin until
    The sound of gunfire came closer, so Harry,
    His mission done, swallowed the pill
    And that's where she found him, Ms. Eleanor Spelvin
    The woman who worked the front scale
    Harry, he'd been dead for quite a few hours
    Near a pile of burned-up junk mail

    Harry, O Harry, O Harry...
    So postal

  • 02:52 Download Story
    Song For Courtney (live)
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    The Only Living Boy In New York (live)
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    For Hanna (live)
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    Birdhouse In Your Soul (live)

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