Children of the Milkman CD Lyrics

THE CHILDREN OF THE MILKMAN

  
Yeah, you gotta’ know who you are,
you never quite resembled Ma and Pa,
you never really learned to play guitar.

Allright, It’s time to face all the facts,
you’ve always been attracted to the map,
you like to see some order on the rack.

WE ARE THE CHILDREN
 OF THE MILKMAN
IN NUMBERS FAR TOO LARGE
 TO EVER COUNT THEM
WE’LL BE LEAVING SOMETHING
USEFUL BY YOUR DOOR

I found a picture of Daddy,
he’s dead now but I bet
he died real happy,
what would Daddy want you to do?

strange desire
to wake up in the morning and drive.
why else would you look so good?
why else would you look so good?
why else would you look so good in white?

WE ARE THE CHILDREN
OF THE MILKMAN
CONCEIVED BETWEEN THE FAUCET
AND THE  FOUNTAIN                                     
WE’RE THE ONES YOU LEFT BEHIND
 

 NOWHERE IN THE WORLD                                                                                                                        listen

I went down to the big parade,
To see if I could find some fun.
Marching bands with steel batons
Shining in the setting sun,

But there was nothing in the eyes
of the people passing by,
There was nothing there but me
and the Tragedy of Mary.

I went down to the shopping mall
But I knew I wouldn’t buy a thing,
Just walk around with my head held down
Tryin’ to feel a part of something.
There’s nowhere in the world like you.
And I really wish I could see you again.

I’d tell you how I love you so,
And I’d ask you to please forgive me,
for selfishly, thinking only of me,
when I had a chance to see you.

The sadness in your eyes,
Every time I went away,
And where in the hell was I goin’ anyway?.
There’s nowhere in the world like you.
And I really wish I could see you once again



SANTA CLAUS                                              listen an download free

        
I’ve got every disease known to man
Waiting patiently,  inside me,
To surprise me, when I least expect it,
But I ain’t got no one to love,

Got a notebook full of words,
Wood guitar,  plastic bird,         
Got a bus pass to Vegas
And two condoms,  just in case,
But I ain’t got no one to love,
      
“LOVE EVERYONE,”
SANTA CLAUS SAID,
AS HE PERCHED
NAKED ON MY BED
“LOVE EVERYONE
AND YOU’LL BE FREE,
BUT FIRST  YOU GOTTA LOVE ME”.

Do you remember the day
You found out Santa Claus  
was just a game ?
Were you angry or afraid ?
Could you ever trust anyone
in your life again?    
You just lost someone you loved, 

OVER THE HILL

         
If I do what I wanna’ do,
I’ll go to jail for a year or two.
If I stay in my living room,
I’ll never get over the hill.     

Sherman Oaks, they got a lot to do,
Shopping malls, swimming pools,
A lotta’ pretty people
an they all wanna’ screw,
But I never got over the hill.   .

I tried to analyze this fear inside
breakin’ through.
If you agree to run off with me ,
We’ll run in the sun
‘til the sun finally finds its way out,
    check it out,

Met a girl under somebody’s table,
Shared a smile an a mashed potato,
Said she loved me but she just wasn’t able,
She couldn’t get over the hill

Thinking’ back to the days
spent in high school,
Science teachers would always
eyeball you,
Wish I’d seen the left side of the menu,
I might gone over the hill 

 A MAN’S POINT 0F VIEW   
Father, where were you
when I was growing up ?
Tell me, what did I do
to chase you away ?
Father, where were you
when I needed a man’s point of view ?
Father,  where you when the roof caved in ?
Funny. we never knew how to mend a leak.
Father, where were you
hen I needed a man’s point of view ?
Now I don’t mind sayin’
that I could’ve used a little helping hand,
there were times I stumbled and fell
in a strange,  strange land,
and I was so alone when I needed to know,
oh Father life can be so cold,
life can be so cold.
Father, where were you
when I needed a man’s point of view ?
I needed a man’s point of view.


 

NEVER ASK WHY 
            

I can tell by that look that you’re goin’ nowhere, Can I come along for the ride ?
We’ll slide on down in very slow motion,
We’ll tune into the sun and the sky,
Evaporate together  forever and
Never Ask Why.
Where’d you get that smile ?
It must’ve been heaven.
And do you mind
if I borrow it for a while?

7. IDEAL EMPLOYEE #743  (4:41)        
I’m just lookin’  for a job,
Maybe I could mow your lawn,
Cool lemonade in the warm suburban sun,
After the job was done, ‘cause

I WAS IDEAL EMPLOYEE #743
I KEEP MY EYES OPEN
AND MY MOUTH SHUT
AND I DON’T TAKE FROM THE TILL
YOU GAVE ME A NUMBER     
BUT MY NAME IS BILL

I’m just lookin’ for a job,
Somethin’ to keep me occupied,
I wanted to save the world,
But that doesn’t pay,
I’m back on the streets today,

IDEAL EMPLOYEE #743 
       
I’m just lookin’  for a job,
Maybe I could mow your lawn,
Cool lemonade in the warm suburban sun,
After the job was done, ‘cause

I WAS IDEAL EMPLOYEE #743
I KEEP MY EYES OPEN
AND MY MOUTH SHUT
AND I DON’T TAKE FROM THE TILL
YOU GAVE ME A NUMBER     
BUT MY NAME IS BILL

I’m just lookin’ for a job,
Somethin’ to keep me occupied,
I wanted to save the world,
But that doesn’t pay,
I’m back on the streets today,

I WAS IDEAL EMPLOYEE #743
                        
I CAN PASS YOUR PISS TEST
THEN YOU CAN PISS ON ME
I’M UNDER THE GUN  
IN THE LAND OF THE FREE

And I’ll do a good job for you,
 Yeah I’ll do my best,
And  I’ll do everything for you,
  I’ll do my best

I WAS IDEAL EMPLOYEE #743
    
THEY PROMISED THE WORLD TO ME
BUT I DIDN’T GET ANYTHING
PROGRESS MARCHES ON,  AN’ SO SHOULD I
UNDER THE GUN IN THE LAND OF THE FREE
           I WAS PROUD TO BE 743
           HERE’S TO YOU 74

OPEN WINDOWS

Letting go’s the hardest part,
It’s easy just to stay,  another day.
Holding on is killing you,
Clinging to the things that never let you sing

‘Til every open window makes you cry

IT’S UP TO YOU
ONLY YOU CAN MAKE THE CHANGE
ONLY YOU CAN TURN THIS SUNLIGHT
INTO DAYLIGHT, INTO NEW LIFE,
    INTO DREAMS

You always thought they’re come a day,
When steppin’ from the haze,
Everything would change.

Tryin’ hard to carry on,
Even you can not believe
the beauty that you see

IT’S UP TO YOU
ONLY YOU CAN MAKE THE CHANGE
ONLY YOU CAN TURN THIS SUNLIGHT
INTO DAYLIGHT, INTO NEW LIFE

INTO SONGS I HEARD WHEN I WAS YOUNG HOLD ME NOW
GIVE ME WINGS TO FLY ABOVE
ALL THE SORROW             It’s up to you.

 


HOUSE OF LOVE 

In the misty morning fog I will follow,
If you happen to be runnin’ around my tree,
Hopefully you’ll take me back
To the place I used to be, ‘CAUSE THAT HOUSE IS MADE OF LOVE

People from around the world
Gathered to talk about the day,
No one got upset,  they wanna’ hear
What you gotta’ say
Outside its crazy,
But the doors are open tonight,‘CAUSE THAT HOUSE IS MADE OF LOVE

That’s not the way I feel right now,
That’s like the only thing
That could ever really start to change your mind, And that house is hard to find

Lookin’ out for rocks an twigs
You know you miss majestic things,

AND THIS HOUSE IS MADE OF LOVE
 THIS HOUSE IS MADE OF LOVE
  THIS HOUSE IS MADE OF LOVE.
 

A LITTLE LIVIN’ LEFT TO DO 

All around this town
 they’ve been knockin’ me down,
Sayin’ I’m a hopeless case.
They’ve seen me drunk
on the street too many times,
Fallin down on my face.
I know the drinkin’s gotta go,
But it feels so good sometimes,
To reset your mind to the universal time,
and simply let your fleshy body go.


 RAISE YOUR GLASS TO ME
‘CAUSE I’LL BE QUITTIN SOON
‘TIL THEN,
 I GOT LITTLE LIVIN LEFT TO DO

Lazy afternoon in the middle of June,
And the sun has been so kind,
Girls are laughing
and wearing next to nothing,
Gotta’ get that next to mine.

I fill my glass like I filled up the last,
I know my life is slippin slowlydown the tube,
Soon Im smilin’ and swayin’ in the breeze
Of an old familiar tune.
    
Monday morning, though I’ve sworn it all off
I find myself at the liquor store,
Just a few to round it all out,
Soon Im back for more.

Six beers and a pack of smokes later
and Im back on the phone,
Callin’ friends all around the world
‘Cause I don’t wanna’ drink alone.
    
 RAISE YOUR GLASS TO ME
‘CAUSE I’LL BE QUITTIN SOON
‘TIL THEN,
 I GOT LITTLE LIVIN LEFT TO DO

 

 WHY TRY ?  

I’ve been thinkin’ ‘bout ambition,
and I’ve been wishin’ that I had some.
I’ve been watchin’ the convertibles,
looks like fun, if you have one.

WHY TRY ?
 COME ON PRETTY BABY, WHY TRY ?

went to an auction, over my head,
old lady died, fifty bucks to get in.
she had some fine stuff, went for millions,
she didn’t get a dime, neither did I,

when you’re standin’ in the parking lot,
and you’re thinkin’ hard ‘bout what you haven’t got,
all those minutes spent in misery,
why not think of nothing,
live in ecstasy,
why try?
   
You got your health,
You got it all,
You got some good friends,
Go have a ball.
    WHY TRY ?  ?

 

LEARNING TO PRETEND  

When you wake up in the morning,
Can of beer in your hand,
And your mouth feels like a pillow,
And your head is hurting bad,

When the wind comes crawling through your window,
Calling you to follow it again,
You might feel that your life is not your own

It’s always waiting up around the bend,

            LEARNING TO PRETEND

As you drive down crowded freeways,
Bright-White-Fear fills your eyes,
And you think you feel so desperate,
But we all feel that way most the time.

Don’t be scared of fantastic new illusions
They may turn out to be your only friends,
Find a groove and let it
take you down the highway,
You might never find
that kind of groove again,

          LEARNING TO PRETEND

And the magic of the moment just lasts an instant 
When you see it gotta’ grab it, Won’t be hangin ‘round,
Won’t be hangin’ round  too long.
    
         LEARNING TO PRETEND
         LEARNING ALL YOUR LIFE THEN  
          YOU’RE LEARNING ONCE AGAIN
        LEARNING TO PRETEND

When the view you used to be so used to
Gets flattened by some fat and angry men,
And you can’t remember why you came here
but you’re leaving once again, you’re

                                          LEARNING TO PRETEND

 


ANOTHER TRAIN


A mother tries to tell  her son,
where she’s been and what she’s done,
She never can reveal  a thing
and hates herself for makin such a scene.
The wild enchanted world awaits,
he’s itching so, to cr'ash the gate,
Through all the long and sleepless nights,
she pictures him in senseless bloody fights.

IF ITS ALL THE SAME TO YOU
I’LL  JUST TAKE ANOTHER TRAIN

His father who’s been far away,
shows up inside his head one day,
His questions pierce her very soul,
truth is one thing no one can control.
She makes him toast and irons his clothes,
he learns there’s things he’ll never know,
He goes to bed with doubts so deep,
dreams of vengeance, one day they’ll all see.

IF ITS ALL THE SAME TO YOU
I’LL  JUST TAKE ANOTHER TRAIN

years fall down  like dying leaves,
they never fill a hole this deep,    
the  need for someone never seen ,
consumes his heart and burns relentlessly...........

Bar to bar and bed to bed,
a child is born the dream is dead,
He never can reveal a thing
and hates himself for creating such a scene.

IF ITS ALL THE SAME TO YOU
I’LL  JUST TAKE ANOTHER TRAIN,

 CLOUDS                                                                                                                                 listen
            

Look at all the clouds up in the sky,
Floating by, They’re Floating by.
Those are all the people who have died,
Floating by, They’re Floating by.
And can’t you see the smile up on their face,
Happy now, they finally won the race.
Look at all the clouds up in the sky,
Floating by, They’re Floating by.
Those are all the people who have died,
Floating by, They’re Floating by.
And I can see the sadness in your eye,
wishing’ that you’d had a little more time,
But there never seems to be enough time
Once you find out
Life has passed you by,
No there’s never, there’s never enough time,
Here today ,
then we fly.


All songs written by Abraham Cloud   copyright   2002 Quazmo-Fate Publishing
         Produced, engineered and mixed                         by   “Johnny G” Gregovszki

Abraham  Cloud                    lead vocal  and acoustic guitar   electric 1,3,5,6,9,12,14             
“Johnny G”   Gregovszki       bass guitar         fret less bass on 2,4 and 8     bass pedals on #5    percussion on 10,11
Lee  Walters                         drums                             percussion 2,4 and 13
John   Garwood                     lead guitar on 1,3,6,8,12,14    lap steel on 6,7,10                          e-bow guitar 9
Rory  Stalwick                       lead guitar 7,10,11            mandolin 10                 slide guitar 12                     e-bow guitar 5
Mike  Packard                       lead guitar 4,13                   slide guitar 14
Ed  Lyon                                piano 2,10,15 organ 6,8,13            melotron 8,15
Tim  Gravelle                         tambourine 1,3,6,12                hand drum 5
David  Steinhart                    electric guitar 2

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