she likes to think that she’s a jungle..from last year’s album “dr. moreau says”

She likes to think that she’s a jungle
(Robertson 2019)


she likes to think that she’s a jungle
she likes to think she’s dark and deep
every time she’s in a photograph
she looks like she is half asleep
and all the animals in the treetops
all the insects standing guard
she likes to think that she’s a jungle
but she’s only a back yard
everytime the wind blows through the grass
she pretends to disappear
but we give each other puzzled looks
cause we see that shes still here
she doesnt understand our answers –
but its’ really not that hard
She likes to think that she’s a jungle
but she’s only a back yard

from DOCTOR MOREAU SAYS, released November 1, 2019

POLAR BEAR ON AN ICE FLOE…the last song on my newest album “the way you move in the dark”.

POLAR BEAR ON AN ICE FLOE
(Robertson 2021)

it’s raining in New Orleans
going east on DeGaul
heading into the bayou
an angel poised to fall

been away for a long time
and I’ve seen what’s comin on
they say it’s always darkest
just before the dawn

you were sleepin so soundly
when I left tonight
I didn’t have the heart to wake you
you were such a lovely sight

I’m too tired to argue
I’m too tired to fight
just leave before I get back
and turn off all the lights

it’s raining on the bayou
it makes the water dance
I feel like I’ve wasted
my first and second chance

I know everything that’s happened
has happened to others before
but it don’t make me feel no better
I know what’s in store

I know how this story
comes out in the end
but I don’t want to ride it out
to the bitter end.

it’s raining in New Orleans
going east on DeGaul
heading into the bayou
an angel poised to fall

from The Way You Move In The Dark, released March 9, 2021

DON’T DROP THE BABY…the seventh song on “the way you move in the dark”

be careful

DON’T DROP THE BABY
(Robertson 2021)

Don’t drop the baby
you know we’re counting on you
don’t drop the baby
we know that you’ll come through
You can do it now!

The water’s boilin’
be careful when you grab that lid
the water’s boilin’
don’t tell nobody what you did
you can do it now!

Open the window
you gotta throw the whole thing out
open the window
ain’t no time to lay about
you can do it now!

skeletons in the closet
squirrels in the wall
skeletons in the closet
be careful you don’t fall
you can do it now!

Don’t listen to those voices
those voices in your head
don’t listen to those voices
listen to me instead
you can do it now.

Don’t drop the baby
you know we’re counting on you
don’t drop the baby
we know that you’ll come through
You can do it now!

from The Way You Move In The Dark, released March 9, 2021

THE COMBAT ZONE…the sixth track from “the way you move in the dark”

The Combat Zone used to be an area in downtown Boston where sex shops, sex workers and theaters were.

THE COMBAT ZONE
(Robertson 2021)
for V.

I drove out to Charlestown
picked up a friend who was feeling down
took her back to Boston for the night
we ate at a restaurant
somewhere in the Combat Zone
told her that she looked just like Snow White

drank a lot of real cheap wine
til we both were feeling fine
we walked along the street and read the signs
laughed at all the tits and ass
some guy beckoned, I said pass
she told me not to pay him any mind

I take my coffee ninety proof
she found me sitting on the roof
watching the sun blow up the sky
we sat together drinking joe
for about an hour or so
told each other another happy lies

she said I’ve been in a combat zone
all my life, I’ve walked alone
trying to just keep myself alive
and any time I think I’ve won
I find out life isn’t done
with me
but somehow I’ve survived

the Combat Zone has disappeared
the clothing stores there just seem weird
I never go down there anymore
I’ve lost track of Charlestown
since that time, I guess she found
whatever zone she was looking for

from The Way You Move In The Dark, released March 9, 2021

MAKE A FOOL…the fifth track on “the way she moves in the dark”

MAKE A FOOL
(Robertson 2021)

Down on tenth avenue there’s a little antique store
down the steps in the basement behind a green door
she said she’d meet me there at three but it’s already after four

and she
can make a fool
out of me
everytime
and she
can make a fool
out of me

went and sat down in Washington Square
there were so many people everywhere
I think I’m so smart, I try to pretend I don’t care

chorus

I don’t need a pat on the shoulder
I don’t need your sympathy
sometimes disappointment
is the perfect remedy
to knock you back on your heels
and really let you see
really let you see

chorus

from The Way You Move In The Dark, released March 9, 2021

SIGNAL HILL. The fourth song on “the way you move in the dark”.

SIGNAL HILL
(Robertson 2021)

the Wolf is on the radio
blasting bebop out to the stars
there’s a happy little robot
crawling across the face of Mars
and everybody’s lookin’ up
nobody’s looking down
nobody is looking out
for what’s been going ‘round

gonna drive with my girl
up to Signal Hill
gonna park where I can see the stars
until we get our fill
pull up right to the edge of the world
til the heavens fill our sight
up on Signal Hill, up on Signal Hill
tonight

there are so many satellites
tracing paths across the sky
watching everything on earth
with a thousand eyes
spinning round and round the earth
like a crown of thorns
rushing into sunrise
as a brand new day is born

chorus

I can’t name any stars
that shoot across the sky
the constellations spin and wink
they just pass me by
lying on the hood of my car
the radio murmurs low
they say that we are all alone
but, baby, I don’t know.

chorus

from The Way You Move In The Dark, released March 9, 2021

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The 3rd song on “The Way You Move In The Dark” is Yellow Radio

Please come to your window, it’s the middle of the night and I want to throw a rock at you.

YELLOW RADIO
(Robertson 2021)

chorus

Belafonte’s singing day-oh
on my yellow radio
I’m underneath your window
waitin’ for your say-so

standing in the moon glow
all my friends say go slow
but I just don’t know, no
so I’m singing day-oh
with Belafonte

I been feeling kind of uptight
dancing in the moonlight
hoping that I guessed right
with you
all around the air is warm
I feel like my life is charmed
I pretend I’m walking arm in arm
with you

chorus

I been up since the day break
need a little give and take
don’t want to make a bad mistake
with you
I don’t need another drink
I don’t need more time to think
well, maybe just another drink
with you

chorus

from The Way You Move In The Dark, released March 9, 2021

The 2nd song on my newest album is the eponymous The Way You Move In The Dark.

all orbits between people are tangential.

THE WAY YOU MOVE IN THE DARK
(Robertson 2021)

I’m nobody’s fool
I’m the jewel of denial
little bit ginger
little bit of that forties style
I run around in circles
a watch without a dial
never know, never know which way to go
lost in the wild wild wild

going nowhere real fast
going everywhere but it won’t last
gonna come down some time
in some lonely town
going nowhere, see you on the way down

everything’s locked up tight
no stars no moon no light
love the way you move in the dark
love the way you swim like a shark
little bit of white teeth
that flash when you grin
give me a warm warm buzz
like a juice and gin

going nowhere real fast
going everywhere but it won’t last
gonna come down some time
in some lonely town
going nowhere, see you on the way down

a watch without a dial
never know, never know which way to go
lost in the wild wild wild

going nowhere real fast
going everywhere but it won’t last
gonna come down some time
in some lonely town
going nowhere, see you on the way down

from The Way You Move In The Dark, released March 9, 2021

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….and the first song on the album is TWICE. You can listen to this song on any other on the album abso-fucking-lutely free.

TWICE
(Robertson 2021)

it was raining in your eyes
you always acted surprised
you’re a dangerous storm
in a human disguise

I’ve been hit before
that’s how I got this lovely scar
but I never let it change me
it’s just the way things are

how can I feel so flushed
when my veins are filled with ice
who told you, who told you
lightning never strikes twice

I’m not especially brave
I’m not a comic book hero
the odds are pretty high
but, you know they’re never zero

your eyes are dark and cloudy
your heart is slick with rain
I’m standing at the station
waiting for your runaway train

chorus

sometimes when I’m alone
I tell myself this lie
not one can ever change me
no matter how hard they try

but the seasons come and go
and I forget the past
I never see the future
it goes by so fast

chorus

from The Way You Move In The Dark, released March 9, 2021