Lion of Light

Lion of Light
12/31/1969
Jesus Aaron

Lyrics

 

Well she's got her suitcase packed

and she's watchin' the red lights flashin'

and she told him she'd never look back

but she can't help but hope he's chasin' 

 

Hypnotised by the growth of grass

and the clouds that keep floatin' past her

and the memory of hungry hands

but not as hungry as once their hips were 

 

And when he'd cry out, "Marianne"

in her heart she knew she'd marry glady

if he'd just but ask her hand,

O well she would give it, and kiss him madly 

 

But she's got her suitcase packed

and she's watchin' the red lights flashin'

and she told him she'd never look back

but she can't help but hope he's chasin' her  

Down through the night where the raindrops fall

through the dozens of fights and the lies they told

and his car is fast, but she just don't know

even if he should catch her would she say no no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no... 

 

But should he cry out, "Marianne"

in her heart she knows she'd marry 

oh if he'd just but ask her hand oh

well she would give it and give and kiss him madly

kiss him madly, kiss him madly, kiss him madly  

 

And she's got her suitcase packed

and she's watchin' the red lights flashin'

and she told him she'd never look back she'd never look back, she'd never look back 

Well she told him she'd never look back... but she's a liar 

 

Marianne the Liar

Jesus Aaron
0000-00-00

Lyrics

Well I went out a ramblin the other day, didn't know where I was going just got on the first plane And when I finally found my seat, sat down next to an old friend of Friedrich Nietzsche And you know I had to ask him how he been; he just sat there and grinned most of the way, but just as we were gettin off that plane, bout 3 am in the Ukraine, I remember him sayin "This illusion breeds what confusion needs and these amusing scenes make communion seem impossible." And I thought that was pretty cute then, but it wasn't funny at all when, that very same day in some town in the Ukraine, I ran into the great great grandson of one Fyodor Dostoevsky Well we talked about the whether and all, and how his hometown could use a few more shopping malls, but I wanted to know what he really thought, so I asked him Well he started going on and on about sin and redemption, just like back home and one o them good ole boy Christians; so for the most part I ignored him, but one thing I do remember him sayin' though was how "In yearning to be reckless we turn into jealous, sick, obsessive, unlearned sex or pleasure slaves to our senses." And that hit me about as hard as Aunt Betsy's fryin' pan, so I asked him could he repeat it, and he said no, so I said well then you know I gotta go See it was just a layover there in the Ukraine; I was looking for some other flavors of Asia Major; I was India bound I had another plane to catch; a plane on which I was hoping, might find the time for a little reposin', but wouldn't you know it the ghost of the second cousin of Mahatma Gandhi wouldn't leave me alone; singin' over and over "Happiness the mystery sits just beyond our ever knashing teeth, still lashing words of misery at lacking the ability yeah, happiness the mystery sits just beyond our ever knashing teeth, still lashing words of misery at lacking the ability to make out of nothing something. Well you know I never was quite as dumb as a bag of hammers; I figured something had to be trying to tell me that nothin' really matters. That is to say, everything that seems to be real may be a dream instead. And at that minute I couldn't help but remember what Bob Dylan said. At different parts of time that is, but something like "If you let me be your dream then you can be in my dream cause he not busy being born is busy dying." And you know I had to sit and marinate on that for a while, but then I realized that my journey wasn't over I had miles and miles to go; so I headed north from that Delhi airport with some folks of the monastic sort; well slightly east of north, that is, to a place where they say Jesus once lived; up toward Tibetan way, where I met the Dalai Lama's chamber maid, who talked as sweet as springtime rain and assured me that the way to misery is to complicate; that's why all us westerners run around like chicken with the head cut off "While the seemingly simple man, beaming dimples, can calmly sit there feeling blissful and leaving this world be still inside while the rest are left in waiting... for the punchline." And you know for tellin' me that I had to thank her kindly, and then with a melacholy wave, I left Tibet behind me And I headed back toward Delhi on a Persian mare, whose all white coat was beyond any kind of compare; stopped down a hidden road the maid had whispered where I found Bobby Fischer's secret lair; well we talked awhile about chess and such, and them glory days when he took out Kasparov **; we played a game and yes he won I said, "Hey man you the king," he said, "So what?" "Be not naive of what position seems for even a pawn may take a queen and being King's not as good as it may seem; so many want to kill you" Well when I got back to the airport there were Hare Krishnas singin', there were army men in uniform searchin' everyone that was a travellin', and you know me I wandered off. Went looking for some post cards but instead found some for greeting; yes it seems hallmark made it to India and somehow seemed just as cheesy; Don't know why, but for whatever reason their sentimental words always seem cliche and lame. But then I think I finally figured out what hallmarks really been tryin' to say; a whole commentary on the human condition, and it go like this, "It's ironic now the symphonic sounds of our own smiles seem miles and miles, yet in truth these are simple tonics found the moment we stop looking." So I stopped looking, and eventually made my way to the plane and we took off for Germany en route to the USA. And when we landed in Munich well you know all the guards had changed; these guards had uzis I can assume weren't filled with blanks. Yeah, pretty scary. But you know I met some nice people when I wasn't half asleep. In particular a man and his dog with wrinkles six feet deep. He was a smily man looked over at me said, The dog with him well it wasn't really his, and described a man named Albert who became a famous physicist. And I looked at that man, nodded, kinda laughin' at his joke, but when he left the dog with me for a second well I swear to you he spoke, saying, clear as day, "When Einstein died I was just a pup, growin into my paws, but I swear he said something like this during his last hours, that is come to think of it I can't really swear, but it sounded like, sounded like" "No infinity is everything, but everything seems to be breathing, leaning, screaming, unabashedly toward meaning, if only in its seperate space." And I looked at that dog and said that does it, that's it, it's all too much for me. Been nice talkin' to you wise dog, but I gotta leave. And as I flew back, into the setting sun, back to the land where they say once the west was won, I couldn't help but remember everyone I met along my way. And all the fantastic and marvelous and amazing things they had to say. And it all came back to me in a chorus-like fashion, one after the other, and it sounded something like this: This illusion breeds what confusion needs and these amusing scenes make communion seem impossible. As in yearning to be reckless we turn into jealous, sick, obsessive, unlearned sex or pleasure slaves to our senses. While happiness the mystery sits just beyond our ever knashing teeth, still lashing words of misery at lacking the ability to make out of nothing something. To make out of nothing something. And you can be in my dream if I can be in your dream, cause he not busy being born is busy dying. While the seemingly simple man beeming dimples can calmly sit there feeling blissful and leaving this world be still inside while the rest are left in waiting... for the punchline. So be not naive of what position seems for even a pawn may catch a queen, and being king's not as good as it may seem so many want to kill you. I say so many want to kill you. And it's ironic now the symphonic sounds of our own smiles seem miles and miles, yet in truth these are simple tonics found the moment we stop looking. As no infinity is everything, but everything seems to be breathing, leaning, screaming, unabashedly toward meaning, if only in its seperate space. And to this list I added one as I stared into that big, fat, orange sun. It went around and came back to me, it sounded somethin' like this. "Sometimes we all wonder why and how all the ups are followed by downs, and the truth looks false when upside down as pain is pleasures shadow."
Lion of Light
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Jesus Aaron

Lyrics

Well our own destruction’s by the powers in this world Keep people locked up - under control And they’ve not much to say well not much for them to say not much for them to say… Ah not, not, much for them to say And ask the media why they pump bad news Tell you terrorists and killer bees are on the loose Why they promulgate fear and promote abuse Is so you won’t leave your house in fact You better stay tuned. But they’ve not much to say There’s not much for them to say They’re gonna try real hard But there’s not much for them to say. And ask the war machine why they dropped those bombs How many innocent children lost legs and arms And at the end of the day there ain’t nothin’ been solved And we didn’t find even one nuclear bomb And there’s not much to say Not much for them to say Gonna peddle a general out in front of you on CNN Let him talk awhile about nothing ‘Cause there’s not much for him to say. And our own destruction’s by the powers in this world Keep people locked up - under control Not much for them to say And ask the record company when they lost their soul Why it’s not about art and it’s all about gold And since their not selling music, they’re just selling sex Wouldn’t they be better off making porno flicks And they’ve not much to say There’s not much for them to say But they’ve got a bunch of lawyers who are dedicated completely to fabricating all sorts of things and imagining and creating any number of scenarios to explain why they’re forced to put out crap Buit there’s really really really Not much for them to say And ask your Senator why his voice ain’t heard As these corporate empires exploit your world Enslave masses of people, Destroy the earth Then invite him for brandy to share a smirk And there’s not much to say There’s not much for him to say He’s got a team of speech writers locked in a room somewhere composing a magnificent document for him to read in front of you on the evening news but there’s really not much for him to say And ask the billionaire why he works so hard Buys the fanciest things he can afford While the children of the world are forced to starve And yeah he got lots of money but don’t get God And there’s not much to say Not much for him to say Just gonna drive away in his stretch hummer limo with the tinted windows rolled up and take no questions and give no answers ‘Cause there’s not much for him to say And our own destruction’s by the powers in this world Keep people locked up - under control Under Control Not much for them to say
Lion of Light
0000-00-00
Jesus Aaron

Lyrics

AS THE STARS FALL Show me - how Know me - now Please me - some Release me - from... Needing - that feeling Mad dreaming - You feed me Your Godspeed - And Meaning And words sing me Sing to me... Sing to me 'Cause when I listen to hard well I never hear that though you seem far well you're always near As what's bad today is good come tomorrow And you're the only thing that I know So tell me why would I ever wanna be a star have my story told both near and far cause every night i watch as the stars fall they all get shot down just like animals animals - just like animals... So I think I'll just sit here awhile by myself pretend I'm not me, pretend I'm something else They say once you're a star you'll be above it all but in the end all the stars fall all the stars fall (x3)
Lion of Light
0000-00-00
Jesus Aaron

Lyrics

Well I was once a wanderer in search of little pieces to a puzzle I never thought would ever be completed until I saw you and I saw you and I saw you and I saw truth And you look so pretty in your perfect little body where you hide such a perfect heart your universe is spinning there in love and only love and only love and only love only only only Love, Love, Love, Love, Love, Love, Love (x4) And when you came to be like thunder rolling over empty spaces that we create I merge in you and vanish from this place and vanish from all vanish from all time and space space so when you say love is king and love is god and love you’ll see if you believe well I believe and I believe and I believe in only only only Love, Love, Love, Love, Love, Love, Love (x4) So bring me your magic hands and lay them down upon me changing all I believe I am and bringing me salvation with you love and only love and only love and only love only only only Love, Love, Love, Love, Love, Love, Love (x4)
Lion of Light
0000-00-00
Jesus Aaron

Lyrics

SAD SONG #9,876,543,210 Well she called me up and told me not to call Like after I fell she told me not to fall And she said she still loves us And love just isn't enough And as she hung up I told her love is all you need Whatever you do someone is not impressed Like someone else's perfume to you may smell like sh*t It don't mean you have to talk Genius at first will seem like it's not So when they tell you "you suck" blow them a kiss and smile Well she called me up and told me not to fall And after I fell she told me not to call It's clear that she still fears love And fear just isn't enough And as she hung up I told her fear is all... You trust, You trust, you trust Well furnish me with some security Love me, hug me, kiss me I want you always/I want you to leave You're never enough/You're all I need I need so... I guess I'll just fold me up into a paper ball Think of how much I'd love to have you off my walls But your pictures seem far away And without them the walls feel blank Plus the nails run so deep they'd be hard to pull away, away, away And you'll call me up and tell me not to call Like after I feel you told me not to fall And you'll say you still love us And love just isn't enough And as you hang up I whisper love is all I have, I have I am love (x4)
Lion of Light
0000-00-00
Jesus Aaron

Lyrics

You look like a child while sitting, thinking Dancing spinning through sighs Of unicorn kisses that linger so sweetly in January’s first light You were there - then I met you Uncertain but falling for everything that you smiled And I saw you were drunken on flowers that beckoned my Shaking hands to your side Remember that nightengale song we imagined had Just past noon in our sky And I took you there hungry And fed you the wonders that only grow in due time Like air we were floating on clouds how they whispered of All the snows we would see And I loved all the breathing you did underneath me as Aching swept us to sea You were with me just moments Six months then the wanders Slowly crept to your feet And you know it’ll kill me but still you’re there packing you Gypsy colored suitcase Don’t leave me Don’t go love This mornings not good for breaking vows that we made You need me to fill you I need you to feel me How can you say you can’t stay Stay And you look like a child while sitting, thinking… (x3) As the cab pulls away.
Jesus Aaron
0000-00-00
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Well this pale page is staring back at me, and asking for some company, but I swear she'd do the same for anyone, yeah, anyone I know. And love your neck needs to be stroked again, my sweaty palms after hours left a residue on your maple wood; I guess that's just the cost of love. I guess that's just the cost of love. Still you beat my drums and fill my eyes with your cat-like hands and supergirl disguise, yeah you move and play just like I do; when they think it's me, it's really you, when they think it's me it's really... And still night needs me to be alone to appreciate all it has not shown my eyes will not be happy again, well at least not 'til mornin', at least not 'til the mornin'. So bless me father, for I have sinned; somehow I forgot just who I is, and they say I'm not all of what they want, but they want things they should not, yeah they want things they should not. But what hurts the most is simply that for every bird there's a thousand knats, who just wanna fly the way he does, so they hate and steal in the name of love; yeah, they hate and kill in the name of love. How can you hate, in the name of Love? I don't know, I don't know. Badaladadadedada.... And they kiss their babes, but only when the cry and they puff their maya, tell their lies, and then sit back and wonder why, they'll never understand, no they'll never understand it but I feel alright like I'd hoped before; see one day love came, knocked down all my doors, or at least that's the only thing I like pretending, you like pretending, we like pretending. oh we like pretending.
Jesus Aaron
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Jesus Aaron

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Hey Miss Hot Thing, why does your song suck? It's shock me, shock me, you'll make the big buck And your radio it only plays crap You wanna be big, learn how to suck @$$ Cause time has all of its cameras on you And fate is taking its divine cue There's poetry in whatever you do And you're an angel, but this is nothing, nothing new So kiss me quick and take me under Cause love is fun but lust is funner I guess I'm sorry, I guess I love you It's either that or I wanna $#<& you (chorus) And you say, the money changers they're not so damn bad Just give your soul up, you'll make some fast cash And all the cool girls will act just like you And try so hard to spread their legs as wide as you do (chorus)
Jesus Aaron
2008-01-15
Tis A Bob Dylan Song
Jesus Aaron
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Jesus Aaron

Lyrics

Well from sea to shining sea This country is plagued by greed And clearly we know not of God For money is the root of all America (x4) Wake Up Well they call it the land of the free And the home of the brave But so far it seems, well it seems to me It's just a country full of slaves (chorus) You see about 200 nations share this earth But one of them takes more than its fair share of her And all the others well they fight for scraps And we sit and wonder why some are mad at (chorus) You see true happiness is something you find within But this is a lesson we've too long neglected And as a result its competition rules our lives And all our love ends up buried by our lies in (chorus) Because we still have a chance to lead the way To a world of brotherhood and peace And I am steady dreaming of the day When they'll be reason to again believe in (chorus)
Jesus Aaron
0000-00-00
Traditional (Originally by Dick Burnett circa 1912 or so, rewritten many times, including this one)

Story

Couldn't help but rewrite and put my own little spin on this amazing classic that''s really stood the test of time. The many small changes and couple extra lines I added kind of make it feel like more of a love song (the idea of an old wanderer type on a train writing a letter to his long lost love just before he dies was kind of the inspiration for it).

Lyrics

I am a man of constant sorrow I seen trouble all my days I bid farewell to Colorado The place where I was born and raised And for far too many years I been a hurtin' No pleasure here, on earth, I find For in this world I'm bound to ramble Still babe you never left my mind. Hey it's a fair thee well my old true lover I don't expect I 'll see you again For I'm a bound to ride that northern railroad And I may die upon that train And though your friends think I'm but a stranger A face you'll never see no more And though death may seem a mighty ocean And I know not where I'm headed toward Still, here is one promise to ya baby I'll meet you on that other shore Yes, here is one promise to ya baby I'll meet you on that other shore.
Jesus Aaron
0000-00-00

Lyrics

Hey how are you Kitty cat you raise such a ruckus, perhaps just cause you're such a Lady it's true A lot of people in prison, cause of women just like you Hey when you came through You came dressed all in black yeah, you came in full attack and They never new that anyone could walk like that, that anyone could dance the way you do, say yeah you do Hey how do you do Little girl you're still makin' a fuss huh; that's okay you're still such a Lady it's true A lot of people behind bars, your southern charm rings too cool, a southern belle like you, you say That you ain't no kinda woman until a man gets incarcerated because of ya, until a man has at least fought, had something broken, been stabbed or shot to be with ya, until then girl, you just ain't no kinda woman. So say, am I a fool Cause I think I'm fallin in lust with the thought of just one soft kiss Crazy it's true, cause they say there's poison on those lips but I still wanna taste of it, yeah I still wanna taste of it, I still wanna taste of it too, I wanna taste of you So Hey how are you, how are you Lady A lot of people in prison cause of women [repeats] like you
Jesus Aaron
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Won't you come on down, it's hard to see ya Among ethereal clouds, behind your secrets Won't you play with me some I've got a new guitar We can just play it dumb, pretend we're rockstars You always say that the world is what we make it But if its heart's like yours we'll surely break it Won't you come on down, it's hard to feel ya When you're on sacred ground, your causal features I see them stars in your eyes the make me wonder About your playful disguise and what's there under You seem invincible; I feel defenseless You're made of marble and I'm just your instrument Won't you come on down (x3) I really need ya now... now
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