METEOR SHOWER…from the album JUNGLE LOGIC

METEOR SHOWER

Sometimes all you have to do is look up….

METEOR SHOWER
(Robertson 2016)

We went out to the desert
to get away from the city lights
slept side by side in a sleeping bag
all night

on the second night you woke me up
and pointed to the sky
look into the dawn of creation’s
moving eye

chorus:
and it’s coming round again
and it’s coming round again
and it’s coming round again
the meteor showers

on the third night you woke me up
and pointed to the Big Dipper
showed me how the heart of the universe
is a real night tripper.

chorus

DOCTOR CYCLOPS…the 10th cut from my latest album

cyclops

from the album ACCIDENTAL TANGOS

DOCTOR CYCLOPS
(Robertson 2017)

Doctor Cyclops has his eye on you.
And he thinks that you like him too.
I know he’s never talked to you
but he’s a little shy

Doctor Cyclops wears a monocle
he looks pretty comical
but if you look him in the eye
he’s an okay guy

he wears a lab coat when he works
he has no time for fools or jerks
please don’t scream or make a sound
or he’ll have to tie you down

Doctor Cyclops has his eye on you.
And he thinks that you like him too.
but if you look him in the eye
he’s an okay guy
just a little shy.

THE GIRL FROM HALF MOON STREET…the 9th cut from my newest album

half moon

image from Lakeshorecap.org

from the album ACCIDENTAL TANGOS

THE GIRL FROM HALF MOON STREET
(Robertson 2017)

the girl from half moon street is crying
she sits on the curb as the traffic goes by
people laughing, gambling and lying
no one stops to ask her why.

She sits in front of an opium den
no one knows it’s even there
no one notices her when they pass
even if they did, they wouldn’t care.

Seams from her nylons run into the street
follow the children leaving school
laughing and screaming on their way home
the sky darkens and the air turns cool

the sidewalk is rough the asphalt is smooth
the earth is an oyster without a pearl.
tourists stroll by looking around
she might as well be an invisible girl

repeat first verse

FACE OF THE EARTH…the 8th cut from my newest album

face

from the album ACCIDENTAL TANGOS

FACE OF THE EARTH
(Robertson 2017)

She dropped off the face of the earth (3x)
and I can’t find her.

I heard she took a train to China (3x)
but I can’t find her

bridge
I haven’t talked to any of her friends
They wouldn’t tell me if they knew
I don’t listen to what anyone says
ain’t no way to know if it’s true

repeat 1

repeat bridge

repeat 1 (2x)

I probably could find her if I tried (3x)
but I ain’t lookin’

CULT OF THE COBRA…the 7th cut from my newest album.

cult2

from the album ACCIDENTAL TANGOS

CULT OF THE COBRA
(Robertson 2017)

cult of the cobra is up to no good
they’ve been chanting all night
around a bonfire deep in the back woods
it’s such a terrible sight.

They’re wearing hoods that cover their faces
they’re hiding in dark dark dark places
they’re scaring everyone in this small town
nobody wants them around

chorus

we told the sheriff but he just laughed
that never happens round here
he laughed so hard he fell off his barstool
spilled all of his beer

chorus

but We have to chase them out of the woods
we have to stop them before we’re all dead
or A plague of cobras will fall on this town
our screams and cries will turn the sky red

chorus

THE BOWERY AT MIDNIGHT…the sixth cut from my newest album

On the Bowery

from the album ACCIDENTAL TANGOS.

THE BOWERY AT MIDNIGHT
(Robertson 2017)

I wish I had a hat on
the rain’s coming down
the subway below
makes a rumbling sound
the shops are all closed
the neon is off
down a dark alley
I hear someone cough

some of the buildings
have windows alight
casting strange patterns
that cut through the night
the world seems cold
and unfriendly down here
the rain washes away
the dirt and spilled beer

I should go to Grand Central
I should get on a train
I wish that I
could see you again
I’ve got a hole in my heart
and water in my shoes
I never will lose
these Bowery blues