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This Could Be Good
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Baby’s In Red

By Joe Dickinson

 

Well my baby has a fortune

But she won't share it with me

I've been climbing on her window

I've been sitting in her seat

Well that fortune telling lady

She is dead

And I'm all dressed in white but

My baby's in red

Well my soul is on vacation

And my honor it is lost

And she’s coming up with reasons

That I never would have thought

 

Well that guilty media 

Is in my head

And I’m all dressed in white but

My baby’s in red

​I’ve been waiting in your footsteps

I’ve been down upon my knees

I’ve watching from the mountain

I’ve been climbing up on trees

 

Well the dreams of my past

They are dead

And I’m all dressed in white but

My baby’s in red



 

On the D Train

By Joe Dickinson

 

We were standing on the corner

Talking about the things we do

The city streets are made of madness

And I am you

 

I remember New York City

I remember the Taj Mahal

I remember the sunset in your eyes

Like we never lived at all

 

Oh can you hear my heart

You’re holding it in your hands

Don’t let me down

I am waiting

On the D train

On the D train

We were walking on the river

In the middle of black and white

I heard a sound

And so I stumbled

Into the string of a stranger’s kite

 

Oh can you hear my heart

You’re holding it in your hands

Don’t let me down

I am waiting

On the D train

On the D train

 

Freedom’s father called my phone

He stabbed a knife right into my back

I’m not afraid to show my feelings

And to list all the things I lack

 

Oh can you hear my heart

You’re holding it in your hands

Don’t let me down

I am waiting

On the D train

On the D train

My Blue Eyed Diamond of the Lake

By Joe Dickinson

 

She was born about a year after me

Lived in the west but she moved to the east

To be close to the lake that she saw in her dreams

 

When she arrived she was younger than most

But never afraid, afraid of the ghost

That waited there silently on the lake’s coast

 

She kept on growing she just couldn’t wait

To see what was out there, to find out her fate

But in the cool misty fog all she saw was the lake

 

By teenage years she’d been through it all

Nowhere to run, and nowhere to fall

But when she looked in the mirror her reflection she saw

 

I met my dream when I was fifteen

She’s shown me more than I’ve ever seen

And her eyes shimmer blue like a beautiful dream

 

My blue eyed diamond

My blue eyed diamond

My blue eyed diamond

Of the lake

 

My blue eyed diamond

My blue eyed diamond

My blue eyed diamond

Of the lake

Don’t Know Why I Come

By Joe Dickinson

 

I don’t even know why I came girl

I don’t even know why I come

Nothing here is ever the same girl

Gotta learn to get me some

 

Well the moral of this story 

Is you can’t give up on love

And if everything you’re dreaming of 

Is sent from up above

 

I don’t even know why I came girl

I don’t even know why I come

Nothing here is ever the same girl

Gotta learn to get me some

 

Well the mighty men they thumb their nose 

At the ones they serve they swear

And I don’t fit in with anyone

So why do I even care

 

Well the moral of this story 

Is you can’t give up on love

And if everything you’re dreaming of 

Is sent from up above

 

I don’t even know why I came girl

I don’t even know why I come

Nothing here is ever the same girl

Gotta learn to get me some

The Smiles Outweigh the Tears

By Joe Dickinson

 

I couldn’t find the words to tell

You just how I feel

I couldn’t think of what to say

To make my love seem real

 

Oh I know you don’t believe in anything

That hasn’t been tried and true

But open up your arms and just let me in

I swear I’ll be the man for you

I swear I’ll be the man for you

 

Life when you’re young doesn’t seem to end

Every day goes so slow

Now everything just moves to fast

Where did my time go

 

Oh you know I don’t believe in anything

That doesn’t go and make me blue

But open up your arms and just let me in

I swear I’ll be the man for you

I swear I’ll be the man for you

 

Every man has a dream

But not every dream comes true

 

Oh how could I have known that it would be like this

Never in a million years

And every time I want to leave I think

The smiles outweigh the tears

The smiles outweigh the tears

The smiles outweigh the tears

The smiles outweigh the tears

Reality #33

By Joe Dickinson

 

Sentimental feelings get you nowhere my friend

You’ve got to live your life now with no regrets

I’m swimming back upstream but I’ve been down

No such thing as royalty so take off your crown

 

All my life

All my life

All these dreams

All these dreams

 

I’m not the same but I don’t feel like I have changed

I see the future like I see the pouring rain

No one will ever know the way the you make me feel

I’ll crucify myself to keep my heart concealed

 

All my life

All my life

All these dreams

All these dreams

 

I see the real you no makeup on your face

I am a hypocrite my name I have disgraced

Life is a deck of cards you’d better learn to deal

Go tell the one you love how you really feel

 

All my life

All my life

All these dreams

All these dreams

She’s In Love With the Rain

By Joe Dickinson

 

Darkness moving in slowly

My love she’s on her way

The past it means nothing

She’s in love with the rain

 

Flowers sleeping softly

Valentines drive her insane

Something is making sense now

She’s in love with the rain

 

Friendship knocks on my window

I’ve never felt so much pain

I love her more than life itself but

She’s in love with the rain

 

Artists paint her picture

Her spirit they’re trying to tame

While I am slowly dying

She’s in love with the rain

 

So hopeless and so lonely

My soul it was starting to drain

‘Til she brought me a smile and said

“I’m in love with the rain”

 

Her mind is like the garden

We both think quite the same 

I will never hurt her

She’s in love with the rain

 

All our roads lead somewhere

All of our thoughts have an aim

But I just want to be in her life

She’s in love with the rain

 

Some men love your outside

Some men think you’re a game

But I think you’re a privilege

She’s in love with the rain

Always, Your Friend

By Joe Dickinson

 

It’s easy to forget your place

And think that you don’t have a face

But when you’re in need

Please come back to me

I promise I’m always your friend

 

The road that we traveled has split

But some things you can’t just forget

The smile of the sun

As an empty day’s done

I promise I’m always your friend

 

The crystal is scary unclear

And everything’s tainted with fear

When loneliness creeps

And sadness it seeps

I promise I’m always your friend

 

They say every good thing must die

And we can sit here and ask why

Or move on accept it

Deny it reject it

I promise I’m always your friend

 

Remember the minutes we’ve shared

And all of the people who cared

The ghost of the past 

Will fade on us fast

But I promise I’m always your friend

 

A candle it burns to the ground

A silence it shatters the sound

Closing the chapter

A new one begins

And I promise I’m always your friend

 

The future is littered with dreams

Don’t wait until fate intervenes

Wherever you go

I want you to know

I promise I’m always your friend

Feel Good Blues

By Joe Dickinson

 

They took me to the garden

Hung me out to dry

They took me to the garden

And they hung me out to dry

My lady she don’t love me

And she got no reason why

 

I raised my broken hand

But she looked the other way

I raised my broken hand

But she looked the other way

I’m sailing on this broken ship

Until a brighter day

 

I’m looking for the light

But my mind is getting lost

I’m looking for the light

But my mind is getting lost

I reached inside your heart

And I’m finding out the cost

 

My blood is dripping slowly

It’s bypassing my brain

My blood is dripping slowly

It’s bypassing my brain

I got nothing to lose

And I sure as hell ain’t got nothing to gain

Dear Mr President

By Joe Dickinson

 

Dear Mr President

Can you buy me a piece of mind tonight

I cry

Do we really have to fight for peace

How many have to die

 

Hate is breeding in the east

Hate is breeding in the west

But I am sleeping on a bed of ashes

Never put to rest

 

Dear Mr President

Can you buy me a piece of mind tonight

I cry

Do we really have to fight for peace

How many have to die

 

Blood is flowing on my streets

People drinking it like wine

But I am sleeping on a bed of ashes

Waiting for my time

 

Dear Mr President

Can you buy me a piece of mind tonight

I cry

 

Hate is breeding in the east

Hate is breeding in the west

But I am sleeping on a bed of ashes

Never put to rest

 

Dear Mr President

Can you buy me a piece of mind tonight

I cry

Do we really have to fight for peace

How many have to die

Can't Get You Out of My Head

By Joe Dickinson

 

It might be the way you dress

It might be ‘cause you’re such a mess

Turn me in I must confess

I just can’t get you out of my head

 

It might be the time of year

It might be ‘cause you’re right here

It might even be the beer

I just can’t get you out of my head

 

What does it take 

To get someone like you

What does it take

What do I have to do

 

It might be your diamond eyes

It might be the way you drive

It might be your pumpkin pie

 

It might be ‘cause I’m insane

It might be ‘cause I’m in pain

It might be the crack cocaine

I just can’t get you out of my head

 

What does it take 

To get someone like you

What does it take

What do I have to do

 

It might be ‘cause you can’t see

It might be ‘cause I’m a tree

It might be ‘cause you don’t want me

I just can’t get you out of my head