Wood + Wire

by Chris von Sneidern

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1.
Love 03:49
Love (There You Are) I have everything to say but nothing to offer when the day is through except what I want I find excuses to bring you back and fill up your head with pictures of your dreams but never see them Love, oh, there you are so oft misled and left for dead Love, you drew the crowds back in your day they've gone away Reason I'm hearing the voice again It's not so easy to answer anything today when I'm alone tonight Dreams repeating the nightmare scene the one who could pass a lie was the last to cry during our big fight Love, oh, there you are so oft misled and left for dead Love, you drew the crowds back in your day, they've gone away, and there you are... You want perfection, don't ya You aren't perfect, but you are loved With love and perfection: What are you looking for? Fun that gave you a ball to roll The damage is done and everything is gone unwittingly Run and catch her before she knows the magic is gone but with the time she'll go unwilling, instilling thee with misery Love, oh, there you are so oft misled and left for dead Love, you drew the crowds back in your day, but they've gone away And there you are, and there I am, and there we are
2.
Lines 04:06
Lines C.von Sneidern she wouldn't mind if he talked less half the time then, she thinks, everyone would know what's on her mind He likes all he hears and dosn't seem to mind funny 'cause he only has to listen half the time lines drop the lines 'tween the lines ties who and why you must speak forever and ever and ever... Save all the words, I hear everything you say Mint in my mind, I think anything you say, everything this way, still remains People speak, dialing into their own sound tone, monotone, man-machine was all around I sang along, faking all the clever lines wonderful words, melody betrayed design lines drop the lines 'tween the lines ties who and why you must speak forever and ever and ever... Save all the words, I hear everything you say Mint in my mind, I think anything you say, everything this way, still remains Lay the boundries, share the guilt the topic's not allowed Next time that we broach the subject I won't speak aloud Take give, learn live, both sides try to win if you can't do without the best, suggest the worst within Save all the words, I hear everything you say Mint in my mind, I think anything you say, everything this way, anytime today, still remains
3.
Sun 03:30
Sun the sun doesn't shine on the love that she's wasting the love doesn't mind all the time that she's shining but time can't hold up for the life that he's waiting for and noone speeds it along all for the moment of breaking the silence, leaving a shadow of doubt and nobody notices the mess in the making and nobody sees all the promise he’s breaking the sun never shines in the darkness the wind never blows you away and time needn't hurry along now but it will, and i'll wait the two in the forest are seeing a new way the mashing of mouths isn't making it my day a card in the mail isn't bringing the news, no, you can just cry when you want a flash in your head or a crash on the bed, take it outside if you can and nobody notices the sky and what's breaking and nobody sees all the mess in the making the sun never shines in the darkness the wind will never blow you away and time needn't hurry along now but they will, and they do and nobody notices the sky and what's breaking and nobody sees all the mess that we're making the sun never shines in the darkness the wind never blows you away and time needn't hurry along now but it will, all for you
4.
Don't worry now c. von sneidern Don't worry now, that's what the letter said someone else will take up where I leave I gotta go and find another way to please the world, myself, and still believe it's all the same to you in the end Don't worry now, you've got the rest of your life to wonder why this change has come (and how) Don't hurry now to figure out my life I'll be replaced, you'll see, you'll have the time to rediscover who controls your mind Sleepness nights won't go away without the sight The truth of what it means to be upright in bed alone on the darkest night Don't worry now, you've got the rest of your life to wonder why this change has come (and how) Don't hurry now to figure out your life To see yourself so different now but much the same as I knew how instrumental break solo Sleep little lover hold your head up high outside I have a story to complete You'll start to heal with every one you meet And with that course my image has to die to make way for the curse in my reply Don't worry now, you've got the rest of your life to wonder why this change has come right now Don't hurry now to figure out my life I see myself a different guy without the charms that you can buy See yourself so different now but much the same as I knew how see myself a different guy without the charms that you can buy
5.
I Can See 03:55
I CAN SEE C. von Sneidern Seen your share of everything No one can tell you anything You’ve seen it all- all before Dropped a name or two before the elevator closed the door and dropped a clue- two more! All in such a short amount of time and all without a doubt inside your mind I can see (You can see) You will be in the finest of company I will be (You will be) far enough in the dark to get over me A few of these and more of those and now you won’t take off your clothes I’ve heard it all- all before Clandestine afternoon with someone smart enough to know the tune and sing along too well All in such a short amount of time and all without a doubt inside your mind I can see (You can see) You will be in the finest of company I will be (You will be) far enough in the dark to get over me Leaving alone will remind you Sure enough you’ll get by too All the things you said won’t do any good now for yourself You take a hint from Heloise don’t put your honey in with bees and lie around Oh please The rest is history you leave the rest to probability and still look back on me All in such a short amount of time and all without a doubt inside your mind I can see (You can see) You will be in the finest of company I will be (You will be) here to see enough now to get over you I can see (You can see) you will find in the middle of leaving me
6.
As You Are 04:05
As You Are C. von Sneidern Go, go as you are. I wouldn’t change you, stay as you are Now there you stand, foot in the door that we left ajar still unsaid now No, I don’t think that’s bad. The blue and the green they sing like the sea Love, lovely as she. I chance to believe the secrets we’ll never have Time for bed, now Come, come as you please. Please, if I do, know it’s for you Go, go if you must. Trust me for now. Now, if you must Then, a simple desire to make this my place feel at home for a while Here I once stood alone I come back again, I laugh in spite of a smile Not so bad now I’m calling out for answers, endless possibilities The way that things are now I hope somebody sees I’m preaching to myself to alter what I need not be I spend a good life thinking of the good time I will see Now as it gets dark I think of tomorrow with a hint of delight and hope that my will has some hold throughout the days as it descends out of sight. Come, come as you please. Please, if I do, know it’s for you Go, go if you must. Trust me for now. Now, if you must Now, if you must
7.
Feel 03:58
FEEL C. von Sneidern I feel like falling like rain, being from nothing, to earth Then I would run around inside Fill the small holes Be the king of unknown Feel your power bouncing off the mirror, alone. I feel like stalling the pain Raising my hand to my eyes Feeling at ease in the darkness In absence of clear cool surprise But I'm still afraid to die, alone. Fear and silence won't grow mellow with age Be your own solvent Mixture's around to rust your cage I feel like calling again As I complete my flight Now I will run outside, alone Into the lake of fire, alone Taking a lower tone, alone.
8.
LIKE ME THAT WAY C. von Sneidern I am a fool you may be right but then again you may be wrong and you just like me that way Off for the night lately the time has come around now you're not here my mind has wandered off what I had said: I won't be afraid to stay here alone Stay in the darkness of night at home but home isn't what my heart had in mind tonight I want to stay out as long as I can walking back alone with my heart in hand turning round looking for a place I'd love to light I'll keep it cool I'll play it straight for one more night and I'll think of you and you'll still like me that way What good does it do? If I feel this way, it's only true but if I tell you it never comes out the same way for two Now it's a good time that I cross my heart and pray I never fail But that was such a good time, and now I'm on my knees and you cross your heart out with my knife Guess I'm the fool... Remember the rules I may be outside them once again I may be wrong and I may just like it that way I know the truth brightly it shines upon my hands idle sometimes grip worsening on the matter at hand working on callous and building up arms Idling, waiting for this light to change for the better.
9.
Split It 04:06
Split It C. von Sneidern This is a photograph, how you looked before we met You quote the paragraph I read to you, but now forget What did you come here for? No one can see, nobody cares Who weeps for anyone? Pursue your lives in different pairs I thought to throw away momentos of our better days to make it easier to cope nowday’s malaise in here This is the fairest way to split it You can keep the picture book, but I’ll retain the vision Our path a narrow cut, ironically, the right of way roots need a place to grow split the pavement, block your way I tripped and fell away, recovered slowly with the soul The echo would not decay No comfort in the open hole Way laid, I held you up, I dawdle never to erupt You must agree with me your pleasure was the scenery This is the fairest way to split it You can keep your picture book, but I’ll retain my vision The wait, the lake, the wake, I’m late again, pretend, my friend, we’ll end our deal, this way, and say, how we feel although, we know, how it goes, when we say This is the fairest way to split it You can keep your picture book, but I’ll retain my vision Like any photograph, see back in time so easily I wrote a paragraph on what I think, but never see. Like any photograph, a way to look at what it meant I wrote a paragraph on what I see, but never sent
10.
Got A Way With Her C. von Sneidern I got a way with her Didn’t leave, but I showed her how with a whisper I can talk so loud now she don’t even care Took the day off to walk around, for a different view first the clouds, then exploding sky as if i’d disappeared I ran away from her didn’t know how to say to her close to heart but so far from words as if I didn’t care Just thought I could stay with her and in time make a place for her she patiently waited out for me and now i wish i was there i had a way with her, but i wished she could stand alone, strong on her own the dream she believed somehow, has become mine now and somebody else, got away with her, one who cared to see even more I wonder if she’s better now Some say that she’s better now and that I’ll get over her as if I didn’t care Sometimes I get my jealous frown and think of ways I could take her down and make it all better now but I won’t even dare
11.
Starting Out 03:44
Starting Out C. von Sneidern In the dead of the night give us a little light My habit's holding me down I'm nearly coming around, around Feel nice, I'm starting out with nothing better to lose Feel nice, but I'm selling out the future still left to choose I got a piece of the rock they know my steps by the clock The take is less than we give Our picture now negative, the way we live Feel nice, I'm starting out with nothing better to lose Feel nice, but I'm sorting out where did it go What will it matter if they can't stay around Don't let us down We hurt no one and make no sound Feel nice, I'm starting out with nothing better to lose Feel nice, but I'm selling out the future still left to choose
12.
Circles 04:10
CIRCLES C. von Sneidern Have you noticed how little fun I have when he's around Distractions and the fact that he's here It tends to make you quite unaware of yourself Today, I'm lucky, I'll have sometime to be myself with you, instead possessing and obsessing on him, and always thinking of the greatest thing to say (just as he's walking away) I could run in circles around you... Habit holds home, we see much more of him than I can stand I'm losing interest and security and want to wonder: Could he be better than me? I show it less now but getting clever with the telephone calls waiting for me tell me I'm right, that I'm no longer Mr. Mrs. Me (for the night) I would run in circles without you... Do you have any time? Is there reason to ask? Do you still like to look in my eyes? Do I have something to say? Is there reason to doubt? Not if you would sympathize now. Would it work out? It doesn't matter if you think it through- You'll never know and better off for it will always be there and in the back of minds that played with you Their story tells a similar tale Your heart is different, it serves you first and true I could run in circles around you I've been running circles behind you Little vicious circles into you Little little circles over you I can run in circles around you I see little circles over you Little little circles over you
13.
The End 05:08
The End c. von sneidern Is it always impossible, is there no one to understand I got a lot of explaining to do so I'll start with a reference to you A simple desire to feel right when I notice a difference in time Make corrections myself and I'd rather it not make a difference to you Why don't we keep on the light, now and we'll shine it on and think Why don't I let you just talk a while let the argument lead us to think yet we make up the ending and I sigh a while as your friend waiting for you to make up your mind in the end Shoot the bird with a pellet gun, I give up on the courtesy plan If it turns off the neighborhood I don't expect them to turn up again Go on for the rest of our time thinking no one can trust in a man who bumps in the night tryin' to find what his comfort and promise commands Don't start with the middle, in turn don't expect for to uphold the end Now all we can do is to forgo excuses and what I suspend waiting for you /waiting for you waiting for you to make up your mind in the end Cry out to the public and tell me the ending is coming today I don't know what I have but it's good to know what they had to say Jump into the truth of it all have some fun with absurdity, man! You're wasting your time feeling guilty and covering obvious goals Just go with your conscience and heart, but stop dealing your ace in the hole There's sorrow there waiting for you on the ground when you decide to land Why don't we keep on the light, now and we'll shine it on and think Why don't I let you just talk a while let the argument lead us to think yet we make up the ending and I sigh a while as your friend waiting for you / waiting for you waiting for you to make up your mind in the end waiting for you to make up your mind with me in the end
14.
Lines (Demo) 04:16
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Love (Demo) 03:56
16.
CAN YOU SEE ME C. von Sneidern A funny face, a laughable sort of fellow you don’t even know arrived today just to report your side that doesn’t show. He’s plenty sane, and stronger than you He’s your conscience and will, although he gets the same respect from few here as he has for you He’s all alone, in your special place, doing the headhold on your bended knees. Look at me, can you see me? Don’t look so down- (repeat) just watch my eyes, I’ll turn your head, obscure and blind Looking behind Now I hear another voice, resembles mine with better choice Until the time that I hear mine, I’ll take your sign. At ten o’clock you kiss it goodbye to what you haven’t seen in three weeks He says you need some fresher air instead of the midnight sun In all the time you put him down for a lack of a better mind you saw yourself and what’s around- Keep track of the thoughts you find We’re all alone in our special place, doing the headhold on a bended knee Look at me- Can you see me? See me? See me? Don’t look so down- just watch my eyes, I’ll turn your head, obscure and blind Looking behind Don’t look so down- just watch my eyes, I’ll turn your head, obscure and blind Looking behind
17.
I disclaim this world c. von Sneidern I laughed and smiled to try to think of something comfortable today's the same as yesterday but now I doubt I'll see tomorrow I guess you're not to blame for everything you did last night But wasn't it your idea to destroy someone's night out? I disclaim this world tonight 'cause everything I see tells me to stop Yeah, I disclaim this world Some crack and cry but I'm not the one who shows the pain I could entertain for hours, no end, and lose control precisely when I'm done I guess you're not to blame for everything I did tonight But wasn't it your idea to destroy someone's night out? I disclaim this world tonight 'cause everything I see tells me to stop Yeah, I disclaim this world <solo verse> Don't do it, Don't do it the red light warned as I drove through the lady loves a fight, yeah acceleration through the knee A fun hundred miles an hour should suicide thoughts disagree How the road goes I know from here yeah, I'm really starting to have a good time (I'm gonna do whatever I want right now I'm gonna lay me down to die) I guess you're not to blame for everything I did tonight But surely it's your idea to destroy my life alright I disclaim this world tonight 'cause everything I see tells me to stop Yeah, I disclaim this world Yeah, I disclaim this world!
18.
Sun (demo) 03:33
Sun the sun doesn't shine on the love that she's wasting the love doesn't mind all the time that she's shining but time can't hold up for the life that he's waiting for and noone speeds it along all for the moment of breaking the silence, leaving a shadow of doubt and nobody notices the mess in the making and nobody sees all the promise he’s breaking the sun never shines in the darkness the wind never blows you away and time needn't hurry along now but it will, and i'll wait the passing of years and the making of hist'ry the mashing of mouths is reflection that gets me the goddess of dreams has a picture to show you, take it don't break it apart it crumbles to pieces of thoughts to confuse you, leaving a trail from your mind to your heart the sun never shines in the darkness the wind will never blow you away and time needn't hurry along now but they will, and they do and nobody notices the sky and what's breaking and nobody sees all the mess that we're making the sun never shines in the darkness the wind never blows you away and time needn't hurry along now but it will, and i'll wait for you
19.
Can you find it? Flavor of my savor taker lover in the nighttime, oh Can it be a favor from a goddess bearing lightning Yeah, Yeah, Yeah Couldn't get no better, I got the neater upper straighter meet her feed her til she's better then I clean up on the meter Go baby go baby Granny had it sat around and gave it to the needy beaty hipper skipper run-a-miller Can you find it? Who's got it? Gotta be more, findin' more in the middle of lookin around for you Go into the closet looking for my Uncle Fred he had a song he used to sing me 'bout the girl up on the hill Her sister had a habit and a little can of pills so when her brother wouldn't do it Uncle Fred would foot the bill Go baby go baby Auntie found it hid it rid it from her mind and let another generation transgress it Can you find it? Who's got it? Gotta be more, findin' more in the middle of lookin around for you Flavor of my savor taker lover in the nighttime, oh Can it be a favor from a goddess bearing lightning Yeah, Yeah, Yeah Couldn't get no better, I got the neater upper straighter meet her feed her til she's better then I clean up on the meter Yeah, Yeah, Yeah Can you find it? Who's got it? It’s payday, boys! Come an’ get it! Who’s got it?

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released March 2, 1998

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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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