IF SHE KNEW WHAT SHE WANTS…the fifth song on my newest album.

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This song was written by Jules Shear in 1984.

IF SHE KNEW WHAT SHE WANTS

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PLANET ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE….Third song from my album “The Heavens”

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PLANET ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE
(Craig Robertsonn 2018)

it’s a planet on the brink of collapse
all the cops are taking naps
all the ATMs all over the city
are spittin’ out hundred dollar bills so pretty
and there are fires ragin out of control
liars trying to save your poor soul
everybody’s a fool, no one’s left to fool
all the cops are taking naps
or polishing their shoes or their gun
like cats, they find a nice place in the sun
and just sit there grinnin’
it’s the last inning and nobody’s winning
its a planet on the brink of collapse
we’re all caught in our own special traps
everybody knows where everybody is
all the time.
Time after time
it’s the same damn crime
it’s the same sad story
it’s Humphrey Bogart and Peter Lorre
in this black and white movie
everything’s black and white at night
Evil has become what evil does
was that the boogeyman,
as a matter of fact, it was.
As a matter of fact it was

Planet on the brink of collapse
we used to have time
now nothing is true
there ain’t no crime that’s bad enough
not to do.
There ain’t no lie that’s bad enough
not to tell.
I’ll see you all in Hell.

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THE NATURE OF LYING… the second song on “The Heavens”

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I had a Catholic upbringing, which, luckily, didn’t take. One of the things, however, in the Christian Mythology that always bothered me was the whole “birth of Christ” thing. Specifically, why was Mary’s husband, Joseph, almost completely ignored. Here’s a man who was a carpenter, a respected profession in those times, who got married to someone he believed was a virgin. The way I understand it, before the marriage could be consummated, Mary told Joseph she was pregnant. WTF? …and, not only was she pregnant, the father was God.

Right. Nice try, Mary. Somehow, she convinced Joseph and even when they had to leave and become migrants, he still believed her. maybe.

Joseph ended up raising this kid for thirty years, until he left home.

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THE NATURE OF LYING (JOSEPH’S SONG)

 

New Album released today!! “THE HEAVENS”….

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Out today on Bandcamp is a new album of eight songs. Seven originals and one cover.

THE HEAVENS SONG LIST

  1. THE HEAVENS ARE CRYIN’
  2. THE NATURE OF LYING
  3. PLANET ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE
  4. CRAZY ‘BOUT THE KING
  5. IF SHE KNEW WHAT SHE WANTS (Jules Shear 1984)
  6. THE BLUE LINE
  7. BANSHEE
  8. YOU MAKE ME STUPID

…and the first song is THE HEAVENS ARE CRYIN’