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Walking Sounds: Lyrics

Walking SOunds

Me and My Friend
What if Love Came Too Soon
Dance in the Night
Don't Let Her Strength Make Me Weak
Give Me Love
I've Seen Your Mother Naked in the Tub
Walking to the End of the World
When Rain Turns Into Snow


Me and My Friend
Lyrics & Music by A. Moock ©1997 Moockshake Music, ASCAP

We don't wanna soar like two birds upon the night
Or be two shining lightbulbs and be a source of light
Or take safari game walks and risk a lion bite
Or look like Patrick Ewing, we don't want that height
We don't wanna battle with the racist at the gate
Or have to be his teachers and teach him not to hate
Don't wanna spout our morals or either let them bend
We just wanna walk, me and my friend

Don't wanna lead the buddhists like the Dala Lami
Or box with rhyming masters like Muhammad Ali
Or starve ourselves in protest like Mahatma Gandhi
Or wear black leather jackets like, hey, fonzy
And we don't wanna shout from the mountains in the air
Or fight a million battles with those who never care
We don't wanna gender fight with earless, eyeless men
We just wanna walk, me and my friend

We don't wanna blaze like the sun up in the sky
Or sing May the Circle Be Unbroken By and By
Or be the Grateful Dead and always getting high
Or be like Kirk Cobaine, committing suicide
Or wear big wooden shoes like the traditional Dutch
Or be two police coppers like Starsky and Hutch
Or be a guy from Sweden with a Swedish name like Sven
We just wanna walk, me and my friend

Don't wanna fiddle from the rooftops like Zero Mostel
Or be a sports newscaster like Howard Cossell
Or sing 'bout Coffee Crumbcakes riding my coattail
Or sleep at Clinton's at White House, his big fundraising hotel
And we don't wanna drench the fire in the hills
Or fight a four year battle like the Buffalo Bills
Or even win the battle which we always must defend
We just wanna walk, me and my friend

Don't wanna write no classics like Pearl S. Buck
Or run on rafts from slavery like Tom and Huck
Or be like blonde Savannah, a well paid fuck
Or be like Donald Trump, another well paid fuck
Or be apartheid's symbol like F.W. de Klerk
Or a revolutionary who turns out to be a jerk
Don't wanna follow leaders or either any trends
We just wanna walk, me and my friend

So pack your shit together and get out of our sight
And don't even mention your newest awful fright
Don't count us in on your newest protest fight
'Cuz we'll be disappeared like two shadows in the night
And don't come searching for us with your big liberal flashlight
'Cuz we'll be disappeared like two shadows in the night
And we won't be calling soon, we've got no message to send
We just wanna walk, me and my friend

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What if Love Came Too Soon
Lyrics & Music by A. Moock ©1997 Moockshake Music, ASCAP

What if love came too soon
It just walked right in the room
And it wasn't even noon
What if love came too soon

What if love came too soon
Made you faint and start to swoon
Left you howling at the moon
What if love came too soon

What if you just weren't ready
And marriage thoughts just made you sweaty
Left you clinging to your teddy
What if you just weren't ready

What if you just weren't sure
So you headed for the door
But life without her just her more
Than life together hurt before

What if love came too soon
It could happen to you
But you wouldn't want it to
'Cuz the pain would destroy you

What if love came too soon
It just walked right in the room
Made you float like a balloon
What if love came too soon

What if love came too soon
Drained the soul out of your tune
Left you singing like Pat Boone
What if love came too soon

It could happen to you
Like it happened to me
And you'd wish you never knew
Just how painful life could be

It's better to have love
Than to have loved and lost
'Cuz it isn't worth the pain
And it isn't worth the cost

But if love comes to you
And you don't know what to do
'Cuz it feels like it's too soon
Man, I know that feeling too

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Dance in the Night
Lyrics & Music by A. Moock ©1997 Moockshake Music, ASCAP

Mama, oh mama, let's dance in the night
I've been left here since the dawn's early light
Closing my eyes till I don't have no sight
Waiting for you to come dance in the night
I'm waiting for you all alone here tonight
Writing these words by the night's own dark light
Trying to woo you with art that's not trite
But left in the rain with the pain of my plight

Mama, oh mama, let's dance in the night
I'm hanging my jaw like a dog with no bite
I love you so much even though and despite
You're not in my arms so something's not right
I love you, I love you, down deep in my bones
A violent love like a film by the Coens
I'm riding your train like the Dead's Casey Jones
And climbing your rocks like Sylvester Stallone

Mama, oh mama, let's dance in the night
Your presense's almost but my hurt is just quite
I've dropped to my knees and I smell kryptonite
My heart's bleeding blood and my skin's turning white
I've dropped to my knees and there isn't much left
Lost all my weight so there isn't much heft
I can't really see and my hearing's gone deaf
My olfactory's gone and my lip's become cleft

Mama, oh mama, let's dance in the night
I'm searching for you like a lost parasite
Standing on corners like a whore transvestite
Waiting in caves like a good troglodyte
I'll write you this poem 'cuz, man, can I write
Like an A student, baby, I'm so erudite
I may not look smart but I'm really quite bright
I didn't even look up the word troglodyte

Mama, oh mama, let's dance in the night
I'm standing out here with my key and my kite
Standing as tall as I can for my height
Waiting to shake by your electric light
I'm standing and waiting and going insane
Searching for you, but I'm searching in vain
There's tears in my eyes and my heart cloth is stained
From the ache of the pain and the drops of the rain

Mama, oh mama, let's dance in the night
If only you'd show up, I'd be in delight
Like North Carolina, I'd be first into flight
And we'd dance in the sky till the dawn's early light
But mama oh mama, let's come to the end
I can't make you mine by the strokes of my pen
And I can't make you love me if that's not your trend
But let's dance in the night and at least we'll pretend

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Don't Let Her Strength Make Me Weak
Lyrics & Music by A. Moock ©1997 Moockshake Music, ASCAP

She stood in the field with the skies in her eyes
While her black, curly hair fought the wind
Her muscles were tense as her hand held the fence
And her breath drew the whole world in
I hid behind glass with her breasts in my brain
Casting myself as the geek
Losing the strength in the tone of my voice
And singing like a bird with no beak

And the moon melted down and the rain ceased its sound
And the blackness stood still on the hills
The mountains shivered in the cold of the night
And the fishes drew breath through their gills
The trees drew their leaves and their chlorophyll heaved
And the rivers began to leak
As I mumbled the words with a slip of my tongue
Don't let her strength make me weak

In society she sat with her feet on her desk
And she left when she felt she was done
And her gaze burned a hole in my cultured forehead
With a blaze that darkened the sun
And her mouth uttered words like I never have heard
With a force that made its own wake
Like the sound of a storm on the roof of a home
Or a drum beating for its own sake

When an expert looked at her and laid down the facts
Her brown eyes never did blink
She would stare down his words 'till they started to cry
And history began to sink
The questions she answered were not the ones asked
'Cuz correctness was not what she seeked
And the minds of the people all wished the same thought
Don't let her strength make me weak

She walked down the street in a white man's town
And she planted each step with her feet
Humming a song that was not from this place
And moving to a personal beat
And knowledge in her eyes knew an unknown life
Memories I did not understand
Memories that women with dark colored skin
Were unwelcome on American land

So the tears of her past, now a furious howl
Moved passer-bys out of the way
And the force of her smile and the sway of her hips
Could change the course of this day
She stood in the town and the buildings fell down
And she wore her pride like a crown
And my mind felt her body and I yelled for a week,
Don't let her strength make me weak

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Give Me Love
Lyrics & Music by A. Moock ©1997 Moockshake Music, ASCAP

My mama told me when I was young
She said, Son, go out and have yourself some fun
Don't live your life like you're on the run
But find some love, honey, when you're done

Chorus:
So give me love, baby, just one time
Love, baby, just one time
'Cuz I got friends to wish me well
But I want love, baby, just one time

And I got friends all around my door
Friends, they don't know me any more
I got my dog sleeping on my floor
But without love, baby, I want more

Chorus

I got girls sending me flowers
I got girls around me draining all my powers
Damsels in distress up in their towers
But without love, somehow it all turns sour

Chorus

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I've Seen Your Mother Naked in the Tub
Lyrics & Music by A. Moock ©1997 Moockshake Music, ASCAP

I've seen your mother naked in the tub
She got them big 'ol nasty thighs
I've seen your mother naked in the tub
That big 'ol mole between her eyes
Oh no, I've seen her nude
And now I'm in a real bad mood

I've also seen your father naked too
He got them big 'ol fatty thighs
I've also seen your father naked too
That guy ate one too many pies
Oh no, I've seen him nude
People that ugly should be sued

I've seen your mother naked in the tub
And she wasn't very hot
I've seen your mother naked in the tub
But I wish that I did not
Oh no, I've seen her nude
And she's one ugly mama, dude

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Walking to the End of the World
Lyrics & Music by A. Moock ©1997 Moockshake Music, ASCAP

Chorus:
I'm walking to the end of the world
I'm walking to the end of the world
I'm walking to the end of the world
My future ain't been told
And my soul ain't been sold
I'm just walking to the end of the world

I'm taking my time as I go
Taking my time, moving slow
I'm taking my time as I go
'Cuz taking time's the only way I know
You can't borrow time
When you ain't got a dime
So I'm just taking my time as I go

And I'm trying to keep my head out of the sand
As I'm walking to the end of the land
Trying to be a quiet, decent man
Trying to keep my head out of the sand
Most talking is cheap and the sand is always deep
As I'm walking to the end of the land

Chorus

And I'm searching for a fine looking girl
As I'm walking to the end of the world
Looking for a fine searching girl
As I'm walking to the end of the world
Most them girls are cute, but I want me a beaut
'Cuz I'm walking to the end of the world

Chorus

There ain't nobody living that could stop me
No, there ain't no one could ever make me turn back
There ain't nobody living that could stop me
'Til God or fate or both decide to drop me
My walking is one way, that's all I've got to say
If you're smart, then you'll stay out of my way

Chorus

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When Rain Turns Into Snow
Lyrics & Music by A. Moock ©1997 Moockshake Music, ASCAP

We are sitting in my bedroom and my bedside light is on
You are looking in my eyes and there is something there that's gone
It's early in the morning, just a moment's space past dawn
But it's late enough to realize that there's clearly something wrong
And I can't fix it even with this song

A cloud drifts past my window as I turn to say your name
And the motion makes me hesitate, distracted from my pain
And when I start to speak again, the cloud begins to snow
As these words come falling out and freezing wind begins to blow
And we're caught in winter's icy undertow

Chorus:
Let the wind take you where it goes
You can't fight forever when those cold airs start to blow
Loneliness is everywhere like any child knows
And love turns into memories when rain turns into snow

I remember when we lay down on the grass under a tree
With a river running past us and the feeling we were free
The tree could barely hide the endless kiss of you and me
And the ground just started shaking from our electricity
Our kiss freed ions molecularly

But this coldness came between us now, we have to walk away
Even if we're still not sure and even if we want to stay
Love is just a feeling that sometimes comes and goes
And rain is just a water that sometimes just gets froze
And walking keeps you healthy, I suppose

Chorus

Now I'm sitting on a snow drift with my wool hat in my hand
Waiting for a future that seems frigidly unplanned
Wondering if this winter cold will ever leave this land
Or if some off-duty god just left the weather room unmanned
If he can't do his job he should be canned

I rise to catch a bus that's traveling somewhere out of here
And I pay my fare in nickels and I sit down in the rear
The land starts moving backwards and the view goes drifting by
As my wakeness fades into the bus's motor lullaby
And the wind blows on against the bus's side

Oh, meet me by the ocean when the evening sun goes down
Hold me when the waves come up and let my memories drown
Let the sound of coldness fade away into the night
And let the rain come down on me under the sky's starlight
And make it all seem real and all feel right
Make the starlight's shine look extra bright
Then let it rain 'till rain has blurred my sight
And make me not feel lonely for tonight

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