SOMETHING SPECIAL

Blinding Lights (Broken Down Man)    

Words and Music, by Rick Frost, Ó 2005, BMI

 

 

1.     I have a friend that wanders aimlessly

An idiot smile on her face

 Believes everything has its purpose

And every other thing has its place

She has a disdain for anarchy

Much prefers godly order

And she doesn’t have much patience with me

Cause I can’t even discern the border

 

1rst Chorus: I’m a broken down man-whose time has come

I’m a broken down man-can’t remember what I’m running from

I’m a broken down man-without a get-away

I’m a broken down man-stuck here for another day

 

2.  Innocence went in search of justice

     It didn’t’ take too long

     Came back all battered and broken

     Said something here is seriously wrong

     Commenting on a hindrance

     A body too soon to grow weak

     A mind that could seemingly comprehend

     But forsake you when you speak

     The rest insulted by invasion

     Would soon forget in time

      To be silent was acceptable

      To be vocal-that was the crime

 

2nd Chorus: I’m a broken down man-who wants to yell

I sat and watched as creation fell

I’m a broken down man without a get-a-way

I’m a broken down man, stuck here-for another day

 

3.     There’s virtue in honesty and a value in it for some

But I’m lying here in this freezing basement

With my raggedy blanket and rum

I was looking for a savior in this industrialized place

I thought I saw an angel

It turned out to be just another dirty face

 

3nd Chorus: And I’m a broken down man whose time has come

Broken down man forgot what I’m runnin’ from

I’m a broken down man but I believe

If you believe then you get to leave

You get to leave

 

Break Shift

 

4.  Blinding light-they’re comin’ for me

There’s too much pain down here that I don’t want to see-no more

Blinding lights-they’re comin’ for me

There’s too much pain down here-I just can’t see no more

 

All was calm

Up came the breeze

My moon it grew wings

And it slid through the trees

 

Blinding lights they’re comin’ for me

My ships have started to land

And I’m finally free

Ahh-I’m finally free

 

4th Chorus:  I’m a broken down man whose time has come

Broken down man-don’t remember what I’m running from

Blinding lights-they came for me

The ships are in and I’m finally free

I’m finally free

Finally free (fade) Finally free

 

 

Curse

 Words and Music, by Rick Frost, Ó 2006,BMI

 

1.What use of a savior

 If there’s no one left to save

 History of human existence

 A banquet in the grave

 Do you feel more spiritual

 Now that you’ve grown old

 Who wants a freezing casket

When you dance on streets of gold

 

Chorus: Am I angry with God – No way

              Am I angry with you I’m not sure

              Am I angry with myself – you got it

              I can’t find that cure

                   (Repeat)                

 

2.Have you measured the speed of darkness

 Infinitely faster than light

 Leave for a destination at sunrise

 Never arrive before night

 Broken children crying for solace

 Wino’s in the street

 Wanna make it all disappear

Could anything be that sweet

 

Chorus: Am I angry with God – I imagine

             Am I angry with you – a good bet

             Am I angry with myself – you got it

             Most honest answer yet

                      (Repeat)

 

3.Watch the direction of human progress

   Cyclical road we pave

   Always end up in the same location

   Its’ our banquet in the grave

   Children starving

    Populations’ decimated by AIDS

   We feel pity for a moment

    But then that moment fades      

 

Chorus: Am I angry with God – he’s ambivalent

             Am I angry with you –  you’re worse

             Am I angry with myself – you got it

             I’m just part of this curse

                      (Repeat)

 

4. Ah!, The mystery of human history

    Slaves to our own desires

    It’s a banquet in the grave

    The only light self-lit fires

    It doesn’t matter what’s in my soul

    I’m a recluse in my minds cave

I only emerge

When I hear the urge

When theres a banquet in the grave

 

Chorus: Am I angry with God – he’s invisible

             Am I angry with you –  you’re worse

             Am I angry with myself – you got it

             I’m just part of this curse

I’m just part of this curse

I’m just part of this curse

This curse  (fade)

(Repeat)

          

 

                                                                                                  

Something Special

 Words and Music, by Rick Frost, Ó 2005, BMI

 

1.      Nine days up on crystal meth

                I can’t even catch my breath

It must be some weird kind of endurance test

Day ten my girlfriend wept

She said even Jesus Christ he slept

And on the seventh day even God he rested

 

               Chorus: I told her I don’t want to hear no more

               Not until I know what I’m here for

               Don’t want to miss out on anything special

               Even though I’m bored to tears

               I’m prepared to stay awake for years

               If it means I’ll catch a glimpse

               Of something so special

 

2.       Seven years on heroin

All my friends asking where you been

I tell them I’ve just been out there breezin’

And my lady she went away

People ask me what did she say

Tell the truth I can’t remember the reason-I tell them

(repeat chorus)

 

3.     The days and weeks they fly past

Nothing here ever seems to last

Everything in this world it winds up broken

And my lady she went away

People ask me what did she say

To tell the truth I can’t remember the words that were spoken-I tell them

(repeat chorus)

 

4.     The sun does set the moon does rise

I never even opened my eyes

It’s too much like the show from the night before

People say that it’s a crime

I’m wasting life, I’m wasting time

I say screw it and I just close my door

(repeat chorus)  (break)

 

5.     Now I look through a veil of tears

I’ve been awake for a billion years

There’s Dunkin donuts and a thousand Wal-Mart stores

And lots of famine and lots of disease

And a million yuppies in their SUVs

And no shortage of any hate fueled wars

 

2nd chorus; and I don’t want to hear no more

Not till I know what I’m hear for

Don’t want to miss out on anything special

And I’m looking through a veil of tears

Probably be another million years

Before I catch a glimpse

Of anything special

 

 

 

I Threw My Cell Phone In The Ocean Today

Words and Music, by Rick Frost, Ó 2005, BMI

 

1. I threw my cell phone in the ocean today

    Thing gave me the freakin’ blues

    Always ringing all over the place-beep, beep, beep

    Never ever good news

    Stuff Like:

 

Chorus: Man, can you score me a quarter

Dude, can you find me a bag
Can you grab me some milk at the store

Or, I just called to nag

Do you have that money you owe

I’m sure you don’t remember

Twenty bucks you borrowed –ten years ago

I think it was in September

 

2.  I threw my cell phone in the ocean today

     Best thing that I ever did

     Always ringing at inappropriate times

     Had me flippin’ my lid

 

2nd Chorus:  Would you like to make a donation

Man can you come play for free

Wanna subscribe to my religion

Or, wrong number-Oh, golly gee

Or, hon-I know we’ve no children

Send child support anyway

I like doin’ nothing in Europe babe

You send me some bucks, I can stay

 

3.  I threw my cell-phone in the ocean today

     sure got some folks really pissed

     They say, We can never reach you man”

     I say, “I’m sorry you missed”

 

3rd Chorus:  I look to the horizon

I know I’ll make it somehow

I stare at the stars up above

I scream, “Can you hear me now”

 

And I’m talking to angels

And a vampire or two

They can always reach me

No trouble getting through

None of this “can you reach me”

Can you reach me now

Can you reach me-Can you reach me now

 

4.  I threw my cell phone in the ocean today

     Watched the damn thing sink

      I’m all alone on the beach now friend

     Can finally hear myself think

     None of this-

     Can you hear me – Can you hear me now

     Can you hear me – Can you hear me now

     I threw my cell phone in the ocean today

 

 

Hey Allie

Words and Music, by Rick Frost,  Ó2005, BMI

 

 

1.  Hey Allie – the air’s so clear

     You can see Long Island from here

      It’s only seventeen lousy miles away

     You have no substance – you have no form

      But you sure keep that water warm

      And, I know somehow that you’re with me today

 

1rst Chorus:  When you were hurting-I heard your moans

The day you died – you crawled into my bones

It’s as if you never-ever really went away

But my God, it’s such a lonely place

Only because I can’t touch your face

But I know somehow-that you’re with me today

 

2.  Hey Allie-the sun’s so bright

     Is that the sun, or is that your light

     It’s getting to the point where I can no longer tell

     You’re here-but you’re still missed

     You can’t bee seen, you can’t be kissed

     It’s as if I’m the one that died-And I wound up in hell

 

2nd Chorus:  From dust to dust – from dust to mud

You’re in my bones and you’re in my blood

You left this world, but you sure as hell left your mark