All Fruits Ripe

by Tom Willner

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Track Name: All Fruits Ripe
I could be working, making money with my hands
Instead I'm walking by the ocean in the sand
No need to worry about the hours of the day
A cool breeze is blowing, and that is why I say

All Fruits Ripe
Everything is all right

The daily grind back home cannot reach across the sea
Important deadlines pass right on by without me
I could use more time like this, a simpler life for me to lead
When I get back home, I hope the laid back style comes with me

All Fruits Ripe
Everything is all right
All Fruits Ripe
Everything is all right

Some may say I've had my day
But I want to hold on to this feel a little longer

All Fruits Ripe
Everything is all right
All Fruits Ripe
Everything is all right
Some may say that I've had my day
But I want to hold on to this feel a little longer
I could be working with my hands
Instead I'm walking in the sand
Track Name: Wrong Side Of The Door
I got a funny feeling things aren't going to go my way
Don't get me wrong I'm ok

It's just that no matter how good I got it
It seems there's always something better on the other side
And I can't shake this feeling inside

That I'm on the outside looking in or the inside looking out
When I'm in a room with two doors it really stresses me out
And I'll likely end up down on the floor
'cause I'm always on the wrong side of the door
Yeah I'm always on the wrong side of the door

What if there's so much more
That's hiding just behind that door
Why can't I be happy with the things that I got
Instead of pining for something I'm not

Now I got a funny feeling things are starting to go my way
But it won't be long before I say I'm not ok, and I know I'll be back

On the outside looking in or the inside looking out
When I'm in a room with two doors it really stresses me out
And I'll likely end up down on the floor
'cause I'm always on the wrong side of the door
Yeah I'm always on the wrong side of the door
I'm always on the wrong side of the door
Track Name: I Need More Stuff
Like a tall hot lemming headed for a fall
She takes her jet black beemer straight to the mall
A walk in closet full of clothes and a mountain of shoes
Another brand new dress would cure those nothing-to-wear blues

Retail therapy isn't that hard
When there's ten grand left on your credit card

She said I need more stuff
Too much is never enough
I need more stuff
Too much is never enough

Ipod xbox digital toys
16 megapixel boys will be boys
A GPS hummer and a dual screen DVD
High definition satellite plasma TV

Downtown surround sound speakers really sing
When you're surfing the net for the next big thing

I need more stuff
Too much is never enough
I need more stuff
Too much is never
Too much is never enough

Maybe these things shouldn't mean that much to me
But maybe someday I'll win the lottery

I just can't get enough
I need more stuff
I need more, I need more, I need more, I need more, I need more
I need more, I need more, I need more, I need more, I need more

I need more stuff
Too much is never enough
I need more stuff
Too much is never enough

I need more stuff, I need more stuff, I need more stuff
I need more stuff, I need more stuff, I need more
Too much is never
Too much is never
Too much is never enough
Track Name: It Would Be Nice To Know
It would be nice to know
If you still listen to those old LPs
When the world has laid you low
Toss and turn with sorrow all night long
Then rush at dawn to make angels in the snow
It would be nice to know
But I don't understand why I still give a damn

It would be nice to know
That you'll have nothing to do with the ones
Who told us to take it slow
Right or wrong do you still believe now
That the warmest moment is the afterglow?
It would be nice to know
But I don't understand why I still give a damn

Drop me a line
If you're in town
Drop in anytime
We could catch up
On all we left behind

It would be nice to know
That you keep looking for a safe haven
There the four winds never blow
That you might finally deign to tell
The untold reason you felt you had to go
It would be nice to know
But I don't want you to understand
That I still love you
Track Name: Retroactive
Late last night I had a crazy dream
I was standing in line at the super power machine
I feared I would choose something I'd regret
That's when it hit me and I knew what I should get

I opened the door, lowered my head
Stepped inside and said

I wanna be Retro, Retro, Retroactive
I wanna be Retro, Retro, Retroactive

Now I walk around solving crimes all day
After the fact I make problems go away
As the news spread my power came in great demand
This hasn't worked out quite like I had planned

But if it gets too much for me to do
Well I can fix that too

'Cause I'm Retro, Retro, Retroactive
Yes I'm Retro, Retro, Retroactive

Don't wanna be inactive
Too hard to be reactive
Don't care to be proactive
I just want to be Retroactive

I wanna be, I wanna be Retroactive
I wanna be, I wanna be Retroactive
Track Name: My Generation
People try to put us down (talkin bout my generation)
Just because we get around (talkin bout my generation)
Things they do look awful cold (talkin bout my generation)
I hope I die before I get old (talkin bout my generation)

This is my generation
This is my generation, baby

Why don't you all fade away (talkin bout my generation)
And don't try to dig what we all say (talkin bout my generation)
I'm not trying to cause a big sensation (talkin bout my generation)
I'm just talkin' bout my generation (talkin bout my generation)

This is my generation
This is my generation, baby

Why don't you all fade away (talkin bout my generation)
And don't try to dig what we all say (talkin bout my generation)
I'm not trying to cause a big sensation (talkin bout my generation)
I'm just talkin' bout my generation (talkin bout my generation)

This is my generation
This is my generation, baby

People try to put us down (talkin bout my generation)
Just because we get around (talkin bout my generation)
Things they do look awful cold (talkin bout my generation)
I hope I die before I get old (talkin bout my generation)

This is my generation
This is my generation, baby
Track Name: Please Leave Me Alone
I was doing fine
Not thinking about you all the time
Then I saw you
Now you're all that I can see

Made it through the day
With other things to do and say
Then I said your name
And it felt so good to taste you on my lips

Please Come Back
Please Leave Me Alone

I reach out for you
The clock lies half past two
And I wonder
Is there a cure for this

Is there a doctor in another town
Someone who has run aground
Who could cut me up
So I wouldn't bleed my useless life away

Please Come Back
Please Leave Me Alone

We'll meet some stray day
Pretty speeches to say
And I'll pretend
That now I understand

But the only lesson to learn
The one that will always burn
Is this sad small truth
We hate most those who give us hope

Please Come Back
Please Leave Me Alone
Track Name: Little Miss Magic
I want to be your one and only
I want to be your man
I want to be the one you want
I want to be the only one who can make you

Little Miss Magic, Little Miss Magic
Little Miss Magic, Little Miss Magic

I want to be the one you think of
When you need a place to go
I want to be the one you run to
I want to be the only one who knows

Little Miss Magic, Little Miss Magic
Little Miss Magic, Little Miss Magic

I am trapped inside your magic spell
I stand vigil by your wishing well
I'll be the one who calls your name at night
I'll be the one who's always holding you so tight

Little Miss Magic, Little Miss Magic
Little Miss Magic, Little Miss

I want to be your one and only
I want to be your man
I want to be the one you want
I want to be the only one who can make you

Little Miss Magic, Little Miss Magic
Little Miss Magic, Little Miss Magic
Track Name: Baby I Love You Too
If I told you that I loved you, That the earth was really flat
That even when I’m smiling, I’m pretty sure I smell a rat
Would you call me on the carpet, Could you tell the lie from what’s true
Or would you sit there with that crazy smile and say
Baby, I love you too, Baby, I love you too

If I showed you a mountain top, Then called it a silly dream
And spilled out all my secrets, As I choked back a midnight scream
Would you call me on the carpet, Could you tell the lie from what’s true
Or would you sit there with that crazy smile and say

Baby, I love you too, Baby, I love you too,
Baby, I love you too, Baby, I love you too

In your eye I see the wink of a lie, And that maybe ‘cause
The only mountain top I’ve ever known
Is where my father’s dreams went to die, My father’s dreams went to die

So when you wake me at the dawn, With that look I’ve grown to dread
The one that keeps me wondering, What’s going on inside your head
I want to call you on the carpet, I want you to tell me what is true
But I just give you my crazy smile and say

Baby, I love you too, Baby, I love you too,
Baby, I love you too, Baby, I love you too
Track Name: Paris
I wish I could find Someone I’d love To take To Paris
Someone to laugh Through the gray of Saint Germaine
A heartland girl With big city eyes Who’d say
The French invented the kiss
So please let’s never leave Paris

Since I don’t have one Maybe I’d find A love In Paris
Sitting alone Staring at me Through the mist
Her hand at her hair A scarf at her neck She’d say
Your touch is what I will miss
So please let’s never leave Paris

Left Bank or right Montmartre by day
and the metro at night A painter’s delight
Where even the blind, they say, can find Love
In the city of light

Love seems so foreign Out of season In my Nomad town
Tourist by birth I always stayed Near to home
I’ve been so close But never quite there I pray
For a god to grant me this
Just one time let me see Paris