Lyrics

About A Girl

Words by Karl Obermeyer, Music by Capital Sons

When I see you, you shine like morning
Flood through my windows without a warning
Filling my senses and holding my emotions
Pure and unbridled if only for the moment

Do you want me to tell you what I found?
Do you want me to let my secrets out?

Her face is timeless and smooth like motion
Her actions tell you she knows of devotion
And if luck finds you and you know get to know her
Consider it timing and hold onto the moment

Amsterdam

K. Obermeyer 3/2011

There was a girl from Amsterdam with snow-white skin and a wicked laugh
She said her name was Isabelle; then she stole my heart and everything else

My love…

She brought me down into her lair; she sat me down in a velvet chair
She gave me things I can’t describe, but they burned so brightly inside my mind

My kind…

Now on my knees I’m shouting as the room just spins around me oh my lord
Now all my thoughts are clouded as the room just spins around me oh my lord

I tried to find an escape route; my heart was cold, but my legs were stout
I tried to carry myself away but she dragged me back on my knees again

My life…

There was a girl from Amsterdam; she brought me down into her land
I’ll never be the same again; since I met the girl from Amsterdam

Better Part of Me

K. Obermeyer

Like the waves that cross the sea
You were always there for me
When the oceans pulled me down
When the currents were far too strong

Now I need you one more time
Can’t explain how I got this tired
But I’m lower than the ground
And I’m quickly slipping down

I’m running so fast I’ve left myself behind
I’m caught up in things that I know you wont like
But if I could see you just one more time
I know that you could help me recognize… a better part of me

And if you don’t have the time
If you just want me out of your life
I will always understand
I just hope you give me one last chance

I will wait for you… I will wait for you
You’re a better part of me
You’re a better part of me

Halo

Words and Music by Karl Obermeyer

You are the sun
A halo in the clouds
Your sultry fire it burns
It warms the frozen ground

The more I see, the more I take
The time has come, won’t hesitate
The more I look into your eyes
The less I have to compromise for you

Take me in your arms
Raise me from this place
I know that I’m addicted to your charms
The keys to golden days

The more I see, the more I taste
The time has come, won’t hesitate
The more I look into your eyes
The less I have to compromise for you

High-heeled Boots

Words by Karl Obermeyer, Music by Capital Sons

Get your coat on, grab some cash on your way
Were gonna rock and roll tonight, All night
Pull up to the club just after nine
There’s a crowd of people standing in line
Hold tight

Inhibitions face extinction tonight

Get a load of the girls all wearing skirts
and high-heeled boots inside
It’s all right
Sit yourself down right at the bar
underneath those dirty neon signs
Sit tight

You ain’t gonna feel no pain tonight

Baby I saw you walk in
I’m gonna help you walk back out
With that mischievous look upon your face
I can tell what you’re all about
Little sugar I know what you need and you can’t do without
Cause when I see you smile that way I just can’t help myself
I want to dish it out
Come now my woman, come now my lover
Shakin’ that Halston dress
Oh now sweet darling, we’d better be leaving
You can put out my cigarette
With your high-heeled boots

Hotel Room

Words and Music by Karl Obermeyer

Lightin’ up in the hotel room Just before you go to sleep
Got to be gone tomorrow or you’re charged for another week
So I ask where you’re headed to, out of state or down the street
Do you need a change of atmosphere or are you running from your own feet?

But you never spoke, no you never spoke at all

I can understand frustration, I can sympathize with your needs
I could tell you about all the times I’ve yearned to be released
But I know that my stories wont heal wounds that run so deep
But what else can I offer from a phone booth on Seventh Street

And you never spoke, no you never spoke at all

Somewhere out there, there's an answer to your questions
Somewhere out there, there's a girl about to fall
Needs an answer to recall what she's doing here at all, at all

Shootin’ up in the hotel room
Got to keep it in your veins now or withdrawal will leave you weak
I know where you found it from, out of state or down the street
Do you need a change of atmosphere or are you running from your own feet?

Leaving Town

Words and Music by Karl Obermeyer

For the last time I’m leaving town
Not gonna fall back asleep
Watch my dreams slowly drown
That’s the last time I bite my tongue
I say what needs to be said
Do what should’ve been done

I know it’s not only me
That carries such a load
I know you shouldn’t reveal
Things that I want to know
But if we only would take a stance
Question all that you know
And if I only should get one more chance
Well it’s mine alone

For the last time I wear this crown
Burdens all disappear
Out of sight and with sound
And maybe I owe it all to you
You’ve shown me what I don’t need
And the changes I do

Miss Understood

Words and Music by Karl Obermeyer

Well you grew up way too fast
You never let the moment last, or start
You held your head so high
Your tears could never fall to the floor

Hold me close and tell me something
Conclusions are made just for jumping to
Hold me close and lie to me
I’m trying to believe in your smile

Well you watched it all unfold
From your studio abode in the slums
You said it’s better to observe
Than lose my nerve and slowly come undone

Mark my actions, not my words
Conclusions are made just for me and you
Keep my faith and lie some more
Your crime is only what you wouldn’t do

Tell me it’s alright my lover
Don’t just keep things undercover
Jaded’s not the only point of view
Your a long way from that town where they know
Your face, your name, and the scars you won’t show
But I think they look beautiful on you

Tonight as you sleep
I hear your whispers deep in the dark
But before we see the dawn
They’ll be whispers once again where they belong

Myself In You

K. Obermeyer

I could follow your footsteps all over
Experience you from afar
But that wouldn’t bring me what I desire

I could hold you in my imagination
Read all the same books you read
But knowledge is only what’s already been said

I can see so much of myself in you
And feel all of the same things that you do

Now if you ever said you were leaving
I’d follow you right out that door
Don’t you know lonely is a word I abhor?

And I waited so long to be with you
Followed my true love to be
I am only a free man at your side

I can see so much of myself in you
And feel all of the same things that you do

Noose

Words by Karl Obermeyer, Music by Capital Sons

I want to see you each and every hour
Even though I know it’s wrong
I want to be there when the oil meets the water
Want to see if it turns you on

I’ve been caught in the noose
Lord knows I’m being used
And it’s all because of you
Oh I know I'm being used

This night is so long
Crawling along on all fours
Knowing you’re not sleeping alone
Would he believe you if you told him what I knew?
Would he hunt me down or lock you up?

Oblivious

Words by Karl Obermeyer, Music by Capital Sons

Known you so many years now
I’ve walked down the hallways of your life
It seems every time I think I’ve walked them all
You build a new castle in your heart

You wouldn’t know the way I’ve felt so long
You wouldn’t know the rights I’ve had to wrong

Oh come a little closer now
Just let me cross the drawbridge in your mind
Don’t reinforce the battlements
Please don’t lock me out again in the dark on this cold, cold night
Just let me hold on, hold on, on and on

You wouldn’t know the way I’ve felt so long
You wouldn’t know the damage that’s been done

On Your Side

Words and Music by Karl Obermeyer

Used to argue about where’d we go
If we got out of here
You said New York, I said California

Used to travel on a wing and a prayer
Used to put ourselves in harm’s way
Just to see if we could get along

But your always running out of time
Your world never seems to be in line
When no one’s on your side
I’ll be tonight

So I moved to the west coast
Saw the stars and the lost hopes
But no, it never changed my mind

And I heard you got pregnant
By a boy from Kansas
He left, even though you lost the child

But your always running out of time
Your world never seems to be in line
When no one’s on your side
I’ll be tonight

But your always running out of time
Your world never seems to be in line
Well someone’s on your side
I’ll be tonight

I will be tonight

One Thing

K. Obermeyer

Moonlight seems to shine, on every portion of your body tonight
As if the world around you, only wants to bathe in your sweet light

Ever since we met I’ve only wanted one thing
To be in your life would really be something

Now a new dawn has arose, it seems we slept under a blanket of stars last night
And as we rise to go, I only wish that this day would fade back to night

Ever since we met I’ve only wanted one thing
To be in your life would really be something

Paint This Town

Words and Music by Karl Obermeyer

Come on people I know what your feeling
Got a feeling it’s all right with me
Amplifiers stacked to the ceiling
Got to get you in the corner with me

We’ve been waiting at least for two hours
Had a couple before we came down
Now they’re playing the songs of sweet mercy
Little faster ?? Lot of bit dirty

Little sister I share your excitement
Caught the glimpses you’ve been throwing at me
Will you let me show you delightment
We could make it such a site to see

We could dance on top of these tables
We could sway until they kick us out
We could play until we’re unable
What color do you want to paint this town

Do you wanna paint this town?

Oh no, where the good people go insane
Oh no, where the wise ones are on their way
Oh no, where the young ones all want to stay
So stay

Perfect Alibi

K. Obermeyer

The way I see it you’ll never notice my perfect alibi.
And when I call you to hold me closely I know what you’re feeling inside.

But you wouldn’t believe the way we talked that night. And you should have seen the light that shined so bright.

If I didn’t love you I’d barely speak of you. I’ve waited all this time. And now that I’m near you, I only revere you and keep you in my mind.

But you wouldn’t believe the way we talked that night. And you should have seen the light that shined so bright.

Oh, I feel love, I feel love

All that you say, all you believe, all that you want, wanted to see.
All you desire, all that you need, all that you’ve taken and cannot release.

All you create, all you destroy, all of the things you wanted to hold.
All that you need, needed to say, all that you own and can’t give away… I feel love, I feel love

Slackjaw

K.Obermeyer

Trouble on the radio the news reports of grief and plight.
Rebellion is upon us all and nobody can sleep tonight.
But you’ve been holed up in your hotel room so long instead
You’ve gotten nothing coming to you boy, your revolution’s dead.

Everybody they know your plan
Every sister will watch you stand
Every child’s eye will turn and yearn

I gotta tell you boy, you’ve been wrong all along
Truth is coming to you now that has never been known.
You better wise up, you better give up the fight
Or you’ll be running out of this town boy, running out at first light

Every mother has lost someone
That’s as clear as the noonday sun
Every child’s growing up so fast

Do you realize what you have done?
Every heart shakes that takes you on
All the others have been laid to rest

So Lonely

Words by Karl Obermeyer
Music by Karl Obermeyer and Gary Vogel

Sunlight hits a spot on the floor
I just close the shades and the door
Clutching to the note that you left
Analyze the words once again
I’m so lonely for only you

Days just come and go in the haze
It’s hard to tell the worse for the wear
Questions that I wanted to ask
Memories I wish wouldn’t last

I’m holding on to something that’s worn through
And it wouldn’t be this hard if you were too
I’m so lonely, for only
I’m so lonely for you

Deep inside I know what you wrote is true
Feelings for me just weren’t enough for two
Deep inside I know what you wrote is true
The feelings in me, feelings in me, they’re feeling

I’m so lonely, for only
I’m so lonely, for you

Southwest Chief

Words by Karl Obermeyer, Music by Capital Sons

Riding all night through the deserts of New Mexico
Through Flagstaff, Arizona onto Barstow, California.
The man next to me tells me how the West was won
We wash the white mans sins down with whiskey and some gin

The train conductor says were gonna be late
The train conductor says it’s gonna be a while till our next stop
There’s a long connection in Williams Junction tonight
So sit right back down in your chair and smile…

It’s gonna be a while…

There’s a woman down the aisle with a child asleep in her arms
They got on in Topeka, she’s got no money to feed her
I asked, “Where ya headed” she just looked down and cried
She said “Anywhere else will do, It’s time to start anew.”

The train conductor says were gonna be late
The train conductor says it’s gonna be a while till our next stop
The train conductor slightly hesitates
So sit back down and think about your life…

It’s gonna be a while.

Spark

Words and Music by Karl Obermeyer

Got you on my mind again tonight
Seeing flashing rays of colored light
Come back here so I can get your name
Wouldn’t know what to say to you just the same

I’ll take my time
I’ll hold you in

There’s smoke in here, and people all around
Amplifiers, a thousand watts of sound
I see you in the corner of the room
You’re dancing alone, just like I knew you would

I’ll hold the line
I’ll take my time

I know it must be right
Knock you down another line
Hold my hand up way too high
Wonder if its day or night

But you do…

I’ll be your spark
I’ll hold your hand

This time, I know I’m right
Knock you down another line
Hold my hand up way too high
Wonder if its day or night

I could love you…

Waiting for You

Words by Karl Obermeyer, Music by Capital Sons

Home from work on Friday
Thinking we could spend some time
The house is cold and lonesome inside
Refrigerators empty except the note you left beside
“Won’t be home until Sunday, Goodbye”

I’m always waiting for you, I’m always waiting for you
I’m always waiting for you to come home

Took you out last weekend
Uptown living suits you right
Lake and Hennepin where’s my money gone?
But now I can’t even find you
You haven’t returned my calls all night
This South town boy can’t compete with Uptown life

World Gone Cold

K.Obermeyer

Everyone’s talking about a world gone cold
Interest is building on the lies that we’ve sold
You’ve got to swim the high tide
You’ve got to learn to abide

Everyone’s waiting for the stars to collide
A sign from the heavens, or a new genocide
You’ve got to make up your mind
You can’t just sweep it aside

Lawyers and preachers with words on their side
Their willing to take us all for a ride
And sooner or later you’ll have to decide
What’s right for your life

Everyone’s up there, but I’m down here below
There’s safety in numbers but fools multiply
You’re either left or you’re right
Someone erased the gray line

Lawyers and preachers with words on their side
Their willing to take us all for a ride
And sooner or later you’ll have to decide
What’s right for your mind

Lawyers and preachers, political schemers
Government leaders, dictators of freedom