Big White Lies

by Chris von Sneidern

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    12-song audio CD. Mastered by Paul Stubblebine, 1994

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1.
Now, what is your life, is living everything you wanted tonight? Hey, when will the time of living foolishly be same as seriously shameful waste of your time Wondering what to do with all these prayers Mindreader C. von Sneidern A mindreader you see me clearer than I see people that come to me as friends Come to knock on my door, step light on the bell and then they're inside taking my life time taking up space and my patience, what do you want from me? Mindreader tell me what I fear to feel and why Hey Mindreader let me see the scene behind the lie Can I take something you have, bring it back in a weak friendship to lean upon, don't you think that I could tell 'em like that, instead of pleasing them all in spite of me stuck there on the phone, struck out on excuses getting used to their abuses Mindreader tell me what I fear to feel and why Hey Mindreader let me see the scene behind the lie How did you know how this would feel Giving away my right to be real and now that I know the part of the deal that tells me no I want to try to take you out of here with me If all the world is a fake, lies leading the truth How do I know it's not the same with you? Give me some kind of sign, something where I can find the peace of mind games filling my head still I want to trust you, maybe it comes in time Mindreader tell me what I fear to feel and why Hey Mindreader let me see the scene behind the lie Mindreader tell me what I fear to feel and why Hey Mindreader let me see the scene behind the lie
2.
On My Hands 03:32
ON MY HANDS C. von Sneidern Never got along with anyone Long enough to get past argument one She'd have a word to say when I got away In time to tell the birds I'll meet on the way Yes, on my way I would be I love you if you make love to me How will you go on when everyone is gone I'm doing fine and I see a light on my line How do you get by, You're living out a lie Can't tell you now I got too much time on my hands History should tell me how to be Forty-five looks much like thirty-three Never got straight on trying something new So I go on and tell the tired story too This is the way I will be I love her while you make love to me How will you go on when everyone is gone I'm doing fine, don't try to pay me no mind How do you get by, You're living out a lie Can't tell you now I got too much blood on my hands So don't give me your grief Don't say I stole your heart Don't speak to me again, I believe in easing the pain Don't speak truth to me again You'll have a word to say for our separate days In time to tell the birds I'll meet on the way And on their way they will be Lover takes love and makes more than me How do you go on when everyone is gone I'm doing fine shine a light in my eye How will you get by, still living out a lie Can't tell you how I got so much time on my hands Can't tell you how I live myself, understand? Can't find the truth we demand.
3.
Hard Again 03:50
HARD AGAIN C. von Sneidern Wasn't it easier for you then, and didn't it feel like someone cared when trouble fell upon your head and lately no one seems to see how times are getting Hard again I don't see how Hard again it will work out Hard again hard to think about a different feeling I saw you in a dark place Hiding from any reminder of better days I knew you looking well I'm sorry to see you falling Times are Hard again I don't see how Hard again it will work out Hard again hard to think about a different feeling I'll say I'm harder than you, say you're harder than me I guess I'm learning to play you are starting to see Draw me a heart with an outline of how it should be I found out all the hard ways Goodness it comes to you only one day You will feel it back again Trade it with me and see how times are Hard again I don't see how Hard again it will work out Hard again hard to think about a different feeling
4.
BIG WHITE LIES C. von Sneidern Somebody asked me if the sun was really shining and if it's different if I stand next to you If you can stand in the sun Listen and worship the sun Of course I can't explain the force of the sea A poisoned power with a will to be free Yet it prays up and down to the sun While you sway up and down like the moon Fool my eyes with illusion Set the clock with my hands tied to my head in the sand Big White Lies in the sunny skies (Big White Lies, White Lies) Darkness surrounding my head (Round my head) I'm alright when I'm in the light (I'm alright, all right) Black on white brings truer sight ahead (I'm ahead) The talk I make encounters trouble every minute The story doesn't move as fast as before the pitch impossible I see and won't admit it The underground is shaking down to the core and I won't crawl into the earth Just burn me up with the earth Big White Lies in the sunny skies (Big White Lies, White Lies) Darkness surrounding my head (Round my head) I'm alright when I'm in the light (I'm alright, all right) Black on white brings truer sight ahead (I'm ahead) I'm bowing down and bowing the strings of disgrace and delight I break the silence and bring the daybreak back to the light I'm warming up to thoughts I never thought I'd dream of Somebody asked me if this house is on fire You can't start the fire in my room Until you lasso the moon Fool the crowd with confusion, promising a dock to the Land Dying with the Head of command Big White Lies in the sunny skies (Big White Lies, White Lies) Darkness surrounding my head (Round my head) I'm alright when I'm in the light (I'm alright, all right) Black on white brings truer sight ahead (I'm ahead)
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Dream Away 04:32
DREAM AWAY C. von Sneidern Have you ever been too aware of thoughts along the nightmare Got a ticket all the way upstairs you get off before it gets there At the top, windows in my way, you were right to let me go bare So dream away and while that fear subsides you find me Get somebody to take my place with no scenery or reality Get somebody to take my place, one better suited to feeling the way that you do, instead of crying on my tombstone blues Have you ever looked around the room and seen all of her beauty All the wonder of the one I love was standing right before me Saw my baby taking off her clothes, she said I love you, too So I dreamed away, and found it easier than waking Dream away, and found how easily you cry Get somebody to take my place, a freer disability Get somebody to take my place, please give me some relief beneath me So you think you're misunderstood, walking on ice to prove it if you could Your cowardice isn't very attractive Now that you've ended it I'm never reactive I can't come to you with my magic sympathy To wake you up from your dreams of misery Can't even speak to apologize, I've been so weak all along Journey to bottom of the sea below smooth blue currents there I wrote a note tied around my neck, it said, I love you too I love you too So dream away, remember dreams can coincide Dream away, I'm on my way to killing time Get somebody to take my place with no scenery reality Get somebody to take my place, one better suited to feeling the way that you do, instead of dying in my sunday shoes Get somebody to take my place...
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Here I Go 03:00
HERE I GO C. von Sneidern Here I go, tell me how I found nothing was around for opportunity I want to know, why right from the start I can't steal a heart to fascinate me If you would like to know nobody ever calls or asks my name You'd think I'd want to go back to the time and place from where I came But you arrive, take me by surprise I will not disguise my wishful mind In spite that I've fallen once before You're the one I'd swore I'd never find You'll see a light that shines upon the gloom pretending to presume he knows everything you need and then proceed He'll make your life a peaceful means to end and then you'll both pretend you're satisfied (solo horn) We're much too young to judge Don't throw away the days that come our way I'll lay my knife in blood just tell me where to be and name the day and let the others go their way when all is said and done you won't regret this one So now you know, suddenly aware Life without a care to come along How I know if it's going well only time will tell if I am wrong and here I go, here I go, here I go
7.
Doctor 03:18
DOCTOR C. von Sneidern Doctor, can you save her heart? Scattered dreams show in her art Battlegrounds and Ancient Age are creeping through the ink onto the page She would rather be alone than face the loss of any ones that had to go This will always show Twenty years of sacrifice for her children, not a wife When they left, she heard no shout Just a dying sound inside and out She would rather be alone than bear the cost of losing everything again Bring them back again Can you resurrect her dreams? Like the way she gave this life to me She would rather not have to say no to happiness instead say yes to willingness to survive Operation a success I can see her striving's on the fall, but one problem, I confess, there's still a piece of heart that's repossessed. Would she rather be alone than bear the loss of opportunity unknown? Bring it back again, have your own again.
8.
INSIDE OUTSIDE C. von Sneidern I said long ago, don't leave me out, let me in show me around the place Take me in your hand bolt the door behind me now and memorize my face Outside Inside my wall stays up Inside Outside still isn't enough Friends came easily, everyone who had a chance got out alive in time Others left behind might have given me the chance to walk away with them Learn to talk to them, not to let them leave untouched, to be in touch with me Outside Inside my wall stays up Inside Outside still isn't enough It seems very clear if I'm afraid, I won't have things you want, just what I got So I made the rule, now I see how hard I'd become while standing on softer ground No one's nowhere man, lonely heart, I will reply If I can trust in you What will await for me, rushing off to see the end as if I'd beat the queue Outside Inside my wall stays up Inside Outside still isn't enough.
9.
Roll On 03:08
ROLL ON C. von Sneidern Sunshine in the tropical tourist town Flying is the least of my fears right now Mother Anne-Margaret and her sister Sin Entertaining thousands on a head of a pin I've been taking pills to cure vertigo but in the air I see nobody down below Roll On, Roll On, Roll On, Baby it's alright, nothing to do Roll On, Roll On, Roll On, Maybe make it all night, you're doing alright Leaving on a Saturday, won't be time Friday I was waiting here, drinking wine I've been takin' turns between fear and love and if I'm fakin' her I'll give up to above, so Roll On, Roll On, Roll On, Baby it's alright, nothing to do Roll On, Roll On, Roll On, Maybe make it all night, you're doing alright The flower girl just got her wings the rain, the park, and other things and me, the light that shone out from your sweet molested ever loving heart Roll On, Roll On, you're doin' alright, so Roll On...
10.
(There's no sign of the)SUMMERTIME SUN C. von Sneidern Holden Caulfield, is that you? Fields of grain surrounding you This autumn sun won't shine on Central Park this evening where I'd meet you if it wasn't dark But the sun sets easier without the grace of the two of us begging for time to reach each others place There's no sign, when the leaves are turning brown There's no sign, when ducks go underground, of summertime sun. Some things futile can be beautiful although it's cold, the lake reflects the changing leaves Feelings turn around as I look at the setting sun Change my mind and change the time of season coming on so it might as well snow, maybe go all night I'm digging directly toward darkness with no summer light There's no sign, when the leaves are turning brown There's no sign, when ducks go underground, of summertime sun. Autumn morning, is that you? Fields of grain have fallen too There's no sign, when leaves are on the ground There's no sign, and geese won't stay around There's no sign of the summertime sun There's no sign, when leaves are on the ground There's no sign, and bears go underground There's no sign of the summertime sun.
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released September 27, 1994

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Chris von Sneidern San Francisco, California

Chris von Sneidern (CvS) is a San Francisco-based singer/songwriter and recording artist with thirteen critically acclaimed, self-produced albums. CvS has entertained audiences with his music in Japan, Spain, and throughout the UK and USA. He owns and operates a commercial recording studio in San Francisco. ... more

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