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Blinded Eyes 03:37
Blinded Eyes C. von Sneidern I thought of a statue, grey and hard as stone stubborn like the ways I know you are Move enough to suit the change today but can you tell me how to see the changes? 'cause I can't see a thing with blinded eyes give my tired eyes a better face 'cause I can't see my way when I am down and the hardest work is mine all the time I see the old man heard it all his hindsight genius pissed-off talk's real nice Oh, yeah, it's inspiration to us all that heard but his knowing stare still sets me back tonight A peaceful place I thought I had at night turns out to be my nightmare in the light 'cause I can't see a thing with blinded eyes give my tired eyes a better face 'cause I can't see my way when I am down and the hardest work is mine all the time
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Lose Yr Mind 03:14
LOSE YR MIND C. von Sneidern Girl I fancy in a hundred nowheres bound in the land of the freeze Scored a number and a letter sweater finding your mark was a breeze But I’m a difficult matter I’m hard and soft in the right place Can you imagine a lamb being slaughtered with grace? I’m gonna make you lose your mind... All you’re wishing for is happy endings Peaceful in the bliss of your charm Here I go the doctor said we’re dying I didn’t mean to cause you alarm This is a difficult matter a higher price than the last time I’m always watching the birds and the .bees in their prime I’m gonna make you lose your mind... I’m coming back in the next life angry and pay back my happiness now to see the end of a twisted reaction still sane as the old sacred cow Your mind is under this matter but where we’re going’s serene can we imagine a better place to be? and scream! I’m gonna make you lose your mind...
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When You're Right c. von Sneidern I made some love into a little paper cup and poured a vintage cherry wine another chance to try the flavor of the month in an offer down the line When you're right, it's right and all these thoughts unite but when it's wrong, you're on your own No chance for you tonight Goin' in the corner, lookin' for another drink everybody gets them all for free I take it easy, maybe wait outside the show enjoy my sweet ennui Going to the border takin' pictures of a fiddle waitin' for that little thing to start a song Us in the middle huddled 'round a little pitcher doin' right I tried a line, I tried a block and tackle too I've pulled a few and all have seen If everybody tried to pick up all the trash I swear I'd come home clean When you're right, it's right and all these thoughts unite but when it's wrong, you're on your own No chance for you tonight
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Tell Me Again C. von Sneidern I take too long to get along these things were not so obvious to me right at the start I must go on, my time is gone but someone wants to know the reason why I have to go Tell me again, tell me why I don't remember sayin' goodbye Tell me again, tell me why If I did, I don't know why It's up to me, too blind to see I threw away the only chance to live an honest life Back in my pad, first thought I had Now what do I do I made the rules I'm still confused Tell me again, tell me why I don't remember sayin' goodbye Tell me again, tell me why If I did, I don't know why Did I say, Did I say, Did I say, Did I say... I take too long to get along these things were not so obvious to me right at the start Tell me again, tell me why I don't remember sayin' goodbye Tell me again, tell me why If I did, I don't know why Did I say, Did I say, that I wanted it that way?
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ONE SIDE IN HEAVEN C. von Sneidern I look upon the time I promised truer love My head up in the sky to stay a step above knowing not to fight to keep what I had found Someone strikes the iron, I throw her to the ground One side of me is in Heaven, the rest of me trying to get down But I look, look, look and I’m seeing the way that I am Troublesome to find a friend who’s true and tough who could come around when no one’s good enough I look behind my back each time I take my leave What could all this mean, I’m starting to believe One side of me is in Heaven, the rest of me trying to get down But I look, look, look and I’m seeing the way that I am right now Love isn’t here, love isn’t there, Love’s not at all what I want Love shouldn’t come when I want I admit to the love of my wont One side of me is in Heaven, the rest of me trying to get down But I look, look, look and I’m seeing the way that I am the way that I am, the way that I am right now.
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THRU THE MIRROR C. von Sneidern / J.W. Harding / P. Straus I could buy you a diamond ring, but could you look me in the eye If I got you a bird that sings would it sing a lullabye I’d get you anything I’d take you anywhere but here, right through the mirror I would pull you through I’d pull you through if you wanted to I would pull you through It’s a one way mirror and there’s no way to you You’re bored as hell as they line you up and you know they’re looking through You can see the belt buckle shining as they throw your lies back at you and you’d give anything if you could see them just as clear as they see your tears I would pull you through, I’d pull you through if you wanted to I would pull you through, but I can’t stand the way all you see is you I would pull you through, I’d pull you through if you wanted to I would pull you through It’s a one way mirror and there’s no way to you When I hear the sound of breaking glass, it’s bad luck tears for seven years You’re gonna keep that curse in your black leather purse Well, I can set you free, but you gotta come with me I would pull you through, I’d pull you through if you wanted to I would pull you through, but I can’t stand the way all you see is you I would pull you through, I’d pull you through if you wanted to I would pull you through It’s a one way mirror and there’s no way to you You wipe your hand right across my eyes Where your breath has misted me Is it the heat or the atmosphere, but I’m as close as I can be You put your makeup on, make up the mess beneath your eyes That’s no surprise I would pull you through, I’d pull you through if you wanted to I would pull you through, but I can’t stand the way all you see is you I would pull you through, I’d pull you through if you wanted to I would pull you through It’s a one way mirror and there’s no way to you Won’t reflect what’s left behind you...
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GOING BACK TO SEE C. von Sneidern You should call, it’s easier to take a fall than to die fighting For this this hack, it’s harder to accept the fact than to try writing Little gets so big when left all alone in a world that lives and dies by the phone Is there anybody home? Oh, I--- Now I’m going back there to see, to see what you meant to me and if I find hope I’ll know that time will pass while I go away or make me quit, forever regretting it Never walk away from ties that bind Never throw away the first idea that you had Your first bet wasn’t all so bad... Make a move to spite the two that disapprove one of your choices Pull up a chair and tell me how it died and where in your own voices Little gets so big when left all alone in a world that lives and dies by the phone Is there anybody home? Oh, I--- Now I’m going back there to see, to see what you meant to me and if I find hope I’ll know that time will pass while I go away or make me quit, forever regretting it Now I’m going back there to see, to see what you meant to me.
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Calling Out To You C. von Sneidern In my yesterdays I'd look the other way and never try to see the loving time I need and why it is I've never been connected Did I see your face in another place somewhere that I could not describe the one I know is never found the ordinary way But I'll wait the time 'til the turn comes round to me Can't you hear me calling out to you Can't you hear me calling out to you I'm paralyzed, can't compromise with anyone else now You've made me stay awake and think of everything I don't have yet But I'll wait the time 'til I hear you say you're mine Can't you hear me calling out to you Can you hear? I see her kissin' at the traffic light through the red to seal the love she thinks is right turning green I wish I was the evening light to shine one more night But I'll wait the time 'til I hear you say you're mine Can't you hear me calling out to you
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Go! 03:06
Go! c. von Sneidern A world of girls, we court for the same sort rivaling with me now any chance is good as happenstance with not good memory she could recall the faces of all but not six and nine and threes but where could it go? Go compete confuse completely So nice, yet twice, I read when the message said Look Before You Leap Refuse to lose, I said, while I laid in bed, who will play to keep? Sowing seed a man could take the lead but leave before he'd reap and where would he go? Right out of here! Go compete confuse completely Indiscreet in finding the woman fantastic Incomplete in binding a friendship elastic and no one knows how far it can stretch For feeling's needs she went down on her knees while I fell at her feet Somewhere in there I knew somebody cared I'm halfway in the street By chance I glanced behind the curtain blind; his taste is bittersweet And where could it go? Go compete confuse completely Where would it go? Where could I go? Right out of here!
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North Country Girl C. von Sneidern Where does it come from the north country girl has a question someone is turning around with the backdoor key and we all want to know what the answer is if she's leaving home, you'll be holding it in your hand Martyrs were born to fulfill all of what we can't take on Someone's still standing alone out on highway five and she looks at you like she knows the score but she wants to be there when you open the door with your hand Take me aside and have whispers get into my soul You know the answer just stop hiding there in the corner Still she wants to know what's the name of this game I finally heard when you're walking my words in the sand Come, take me away Love, then we can play Oh, I can play Play me a tune, oh girl what I'd do when you say that and everyone smiles as we drift past for the last time and you want to be heard for the final word and I want to be there I might take a hold of your hand
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Four Fifty-One C. von Sneidern In the beginning before the sun would go down The circle spins while pieces fall to the ground A dream creates the darkest semblance of thought then someone rattles my door, oh! She's twenty-five; A cartoon magazine of your mind, girl I'm ninety-five; I speak but can't remember my lines now She's thirty-three with a mind to swinging in time on the vine, girl One hundred three; the colors glow in the heat of the blood flow Two hundred twelve; I'm boiling tea and meeting my wife, girl Four fifty-one; who set the fire that died in the night, girl? In between the time that I came and you went I forgot to read the little note you had sent "Four scones and seven cups of joe," writ as read Our founding fathers should have stayed in bed The planet spun but slowly groans to a halt "We're very sorry, sir," she said, "it's your fault." and in the end a sleeping cat in the sun has better dreams than anyone, oh!

credits

released March 19, 1996

All instruments played by: CVS
with the indispensable contributions of: Bennett Bowman
Jim Le Blanc
Peter Straus

Realized and registered at Ordophon-upon-Avon, mixed at DCP by Chris von Sneidern
Mastered by Daniel Presley for Brilliant Studio
Photos by Yuri Ono, Billy Douglas, Susan Johannsen and Phyllis Christopher
Motorcycle photos by Brian J. Nelson
Cover design by Chris Israel
Thank you especially to Sandy, Chris, the Latin, Lover, Orbit, Wade, Chuck, and Jerker.
Dedicated to Ella Mae Hodge McCormick.

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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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