Lyrics

Crazy Old Moon

In the morning
When the dawn is climbing
I can feel your steady breathing
See the blankets fall and rise
And I just smile
'Cos everything is rhyming
I'm so thankful for you darlin'
I don't need any disguise

Because I'm powered by love
Powered by love
A love that's been alive a long time
In from the storm
Dry safe and warm
And perfectly aligned
No time for tears
No time for tears
Or the deep fears of a lonely night
That's all in the past
Here's something that will last
You and me
Powered by love

Out in the wild world
Of twisted up desire
You know, that place full of cheaters
Always tryin' to drag you down
Well, I walk right
Into their line of fire
I'm invincible darlin'
I'm not gonna be their clown

Because I'm powered by love
Powered by love
A love that's been alive a long time
In from the storm
Dry safe and warm
And perfectly aligned
No time for tears
No time for tears
Or the deep fears of a lonely night
That's all in the past
Here's something that will last
You and me
Powered by love
A love that's been alive a long time
In from the storm
Dry safe and warm
And perfectly aligned
No time for tears
No time for tears
Or the deep fears of a lonely night
That's all in the past
Here's something that will last
You and me
Powered by love

You and me
Powered by love

You and me
Powered by love
ROY FORBES HUMAN CONDITION MUSIC (SOCAN)
Lookin’ down, down that lonesome old road
Feel a heavy burden
Just like I’m bound to explode
And I’m thinkin’ it’s high time
Something’s got to even up soon
Cos it’s chillin’ my heart
Givin’ me gloom
You crazy old moon

Don’t know when, when I started to fall
All I know is I’m
Here with my back to the wall
And I’m thinkin’ it’s high time
Something’s got to even up soon
Cos it’s chillin my heart
Givin’ me gloom
You crazy old moon

Mmmm, big moon you keep shinin’ down
On my misery
Help me turn myself around
Back to where I used to be

Rescue me soon

Lookin’ down, down that lonesome old road
Feel a heavy burden
Just like I’m bound to explode
And I’m thinkin’ it’s high time
Something’s got to even up soon
Cos it’s chillin’ my heart
Givin’ me gloom
You crazy old moon
Shine down your light
Rescue me soon
You crazy old moon
ROY FORBES HUMAN CONDITION MUSIC (SOCAN)
Nothing like lonesome
To make the coffee bitter black
Nothing like lonesome
To make a train jump off the track
Trap you on the high wire
No rescue below
Make a tear filled river
Up and overflow
Nothing like lonesome
Hmmm

Nothing like lonesome
To put the moon behind a cloud
Nothing like lonesome
To make a joyful song too loud
Make the red robin tremble
To a coyote moan
Make an old lover’s whisper
Turn a heart to stone
Nothing like lonesome
Hmmm

Nothing like lonesome
To make an easy thing too hard
Nothing like lonesome
To tip a fragile house of cards
Start listing the failures
Start walking the floor
Start weeping and wondering
What a life is for
Nothing like lonesome
Hmmm

Nothing like lonesome
Hmmm
ROY FORBES HUMAN CONDITION MUSIC (SOCAN)
I got a gal ‘bout five foot two
Yeah, that’s right, her pretty eyes are blue
She’s crazy bout lovin me
She’s crazy bout lovin me
She’s crazy bout lovin me
And there ain’t one thing
I can do wrong

Once I was chubby and kind of stout
Now I’m so skinny and plumb tuckered out
She’s crazy bout lovin me
She’s crazy bout lovin me
She’s crazy bout lovin me
And there ain’t one thing
I can do wrong

Now, I feel fine
When she says she’s mine
But I’d break down cryin
If she
Kicked back the covers
Left me for another

Don’t know just what it is I’ve got
Whatever it is, she seems to like it a lot
She’s crazy bout lovin me
She’s crazy bout lovin me
She’s crazy bout lovin me
And there ain’t one thing
I can do wrong
ROY FORBES HUMAN CONDITION MUSIC (SOCAN)
No one to walk with
No one to change my tune
No one to talk to but the moon
No one to waltz me
Outside my lonely room
No one to talk to but the moon               
	Seems like every dream has flown away 
	Seems like every dream has gone astray
I miss your blue eyes
Please say I’ll see them soon
No one to talk to but the moon
But the moon
But the moon
But the moon....
	
	Seems like every dream has flown away 
	Seems like every dream has gone astray
I miss your blue eyes
	(i’m missing you)
Please  say I’ll see them soon
	(i’m missing you)
No one to talk to  but the moon
But the moon
But the moon
But the moon....
No one to talk to but the moon
ROY FORBES HUMAN CONDITION MUSIC (SOCAN)
On a day like today
When your so far away
And nothing seems to be right
Chained to my chair
Goin’ nowhere
Ah but if I had wings
I would glide through this night

Yes, if I were a raven I’d fly
To be by your side I would try
I’d follow the river
I’d ride on the breeze
Through the misty old mountains
High over the trees
And in the sunlight of morning you’d hear
Through your window, a voice ringing clear
I’d send you a tune or two down from the sky
Yes, if I were a raven I’d fly
Yes, if I were a raven I’d fly
ROY FORBES HUMAN CONDITION MUSIC (SOCAN)
Knockin on wood for good luck
Coverin' every base
I don't believe I believe in the good old wives
But I'm knockin' on wood
Just in case

Ain't gonna tell you no story
Ain't gonna tell you no lie
Fear hidin' back in the shadows
Dancin' like a butterfly

Knockin on wood for good luck
Coverin' every base
I don't believe I believe in the good old wives
But I'm knockin' on wood
Just in case

Ain't gonna tell you no story
Wanna be screamin' no fair
Takin' in the information
Lyin’ on the healer chair
 
Knockin on wood for good luck
Coverin'  every base
I don't believe I believe in the good old wives
But I'm knockin' on wood
Just in case
 
	(angel of mercy
	 slip me a grin
	 little yellow pill	
	 kickin' right in
 	 mixin the potion
	 darkenin' the dawn
	 countin' me down
	 ten, nine eight...gone)
ROY FORBES HUMAN CONDITION MUSIC (SOCAN)
I'm on the edge.
I'm on the edge.
Yeah, I'm feelin' kinda  lovesick
I gotta get home to you.....

Let me tell you, now
You're my heart's desire
I've been hummin' that tune about a fever
Like Peggy Lee
My thermometer's 
Cruisin' higher and higher
I'm in a mixed up state
I gotta get straight
Instead of like a cat up a tree

I'm on the edge.
I'm on the edge.
Yeah, I'm feelin' kinda  lovesick
I gotta get home to you....

Well you know I've been
Travelin' much too long
I've been burnin' up the wires on the telephone
Day and night
Now I'm gonna sing                                                                                                                                            One more doggone song
Then I'm headed for the gate
I got a heavy date
I don't wanna miss my flight

I'm on the edge....
ROY FORBES HUMAN CONDITION MUSIC (SOCAN)
Through the door 
I see you walk
You are the talk
And I am not
You have the world
And all I’ve got 
Are green emotions
Our eyes connect
You give the nod
Retreat behind
The new facade
You glide away
You goose the god
Of green emotions
When you offer your hand
It feels too much like a charity stand
Pride wells up and I turn my head
Walls of a kind hammered up in the mind without any instruction
Walls of a kind, like a lockup, confined, it’s a subtle abduction
How in the hell did it ever get
How in the hell did it ever ever get this way

Through the ice
Your image blurs
You hold your cup
You’re so demure
You hold the stage
While I endure
These green emotions
Swallowing
I drain my glass
You’re sipping from
Your demitasse
I fight but I
Succumb at last
To green emotions
I don’t believe this mind
Something turning bitter like quinine
Pride wells up and I turn my head

Scenes of despair that are never really there popping up on my video
Scenes of defeat like a repetitious beat, like a hit on the radio
How in the hell did it ever get
How in the hell did it ever ever get
How in the hell did it ever ever get this way
All I’ve got
Are green emotions......

All I’ve got
Are green emotions......
ROY FORBES HUMAN CONDITION MUSIC (SOCAN)
I always knew I loved you 
But I never knew how much
Until you went too far away
For me to hug and such

My eyes were cried wide open
When lonesome settled in
Now, when I  pass a mirror
I see old lonesome's twin

Yes I always knew I loved you
But not to what extent
My hollow heart has clued me in
And it's been a sad event

Remembering your passion
And your total tender touch
Yes I always knew I loved you
But I never knew how much
ROY FORBES HUMAN CONDITION MUSIC (SOCAN)

Almost Overnight

Crossed on a red light
Must have been blind
I've been driftin' a long long time
Fightin' my way through the clingin' vines
Thistles in my clothes
Shake 'em off
I'm tryin'

Had a good crib hand
Couldn't count the cards
thought I was cool
But my head got jarred
Too many strangers in my backyard
Thistles in my clothes
Shake 'em off

Ooh...

Had a good taste of that old sunshine
I felt too high and I stepped out of line
thought I got lucky and I just quit tryin'
Thistles in my clothes
Shake 'em off

Ooh...

Crossed on a red light
Must have been blind
I've been siftin and driftin' a long long time
Fightin' my way through the clingin' vines
Thistles in my clothes
Shake 'em off
ROY FORBES (SOCAN)
Sittin' all alone in the evening time
Ain't got much to say
Tryin' to find a couple of lines that rhyme
So I can tell you in a rhythmical way

That I'm just lonesome for you mama
Pinin' for you honey
Need you in a desperate way
I'm just waitin for you mama
Waitin' for you mama
Your lovin' gonna make my day

Why did you have to leave me this way
All alone and feelin' so sad
Don't you realize that your lovin' is the best thing
That this young critter's ever had

And he's just lonesome for you mama
Pinin' for you honey
Need you in a desperate way
I'm just waitin for you mama
Waitin' for you mama
Your lovin' gonna make my day

Here's another song all about you
Woh, you do know how to make 'em come out
You just leave me for a while and then you come back
and listen to me tell you what you're all about (to me)

I'm just lonesome for you mama
Pinin' for you honey
Need you in a desperate way
I'm just waitin for you mama
Waitin' for you mama
Your lovin' gonna make my day
ROY FORBES (SOCAN)
Your sorrow's getting much too amplified
You cause yourself too much grief
Somebody's taken you for a ride
You need some kind of relief

Look at me
I'm running around
I'm looking all over the world
Look at me
I'm running right after my heart

You're looking like you've been thrown around
By somebody who couldn't feel
He said he'd show you around the town
He stole all that he could steal


Look at me
I'm running around
I'm looking all over the world
Look at me
I'm running right after my heart
ROY FORBES (SOCAN)
Woh me, I'm comin' to you
With a gentle helping hand
Woh me, I'm comin' to you
With a lovin' understanding

Late at night
when the moon is shining bright
And you're shivering cold
You don't have to turn on your electric blanket
Cos I'll be there for you to hold

Woh me, I'm comin' to you
With a gentle helping hand
Woh me, I'm comin' to you
With a lovin' understanding

Late at night
When you're tossing and turning
And your pillow just won't fit your head right
Don't get upset
I'll be right here beside you
And I'm quite prepared to hold you tight

Woh me, I'm comin' to you
With a gentle helping hand
Woh me, I'm comin' to you
With a lovin' understanding

Late at night
When the wind is blowing
And the rain is pounding down on your roof
Don't let annoy you
Listen to the melody
Come over here
I've got some love for you

Woh me, I'm comin' to you
With a gentle helping hand
Woh me, I'm comin' to you
With a lovin' understanding
ROY FORBES (SOCAN)
I'm not sure
I could be somewhere in Alberta
Or just across the Saskatchewan border
Had my head on a pillow
I was trying to sleep
Woke up suddenly
I could almost see your face in my mind
Then it faded out like a bad TV
But I know where you are
And I kind of think that it's where I should be

Because I don't think I hugged you tight enough
When you left me at the railroad station
And I don't think I kissed you long enough
Before you drove out of the yard
Now I'm thirty-six hours away from you
Yes, I'm halfway across the country
And this train is movin
So slow
Don't you know
That it's headed the wrong way

Feelin' alone and I'm thinkin' about the times
That I've taken you for granted
Kick myself for some things that I've said
That were selfish and out of turn
When this train gets to where it's takin' me
I'm gonna do what I have to do
Then I'm goin' back to the station
I'm gonna buy another ticket
And I'm gonna train on home to you

Because I don't think I hugged you tight enough
When you left me at the railroad station
And I don't think I kissed you long enough
Before you drove out of the yard
Now I'm thirty - six hours away from you
Halfway across the country
And this train is movin so slow
Don't you know
That it's headed the wrong way
ROY FORBES (SOCAN)
Any old night that I'm feelin' down
I lock up my sadness and I head downtown
Forget about all those bills I ain't paid
Go out and spend more of the money I ain't made

And Betsy, she's singin' just like Patsy Cline
Sendin shivers chasin' each other up and down my spine
The smoke haze is risin', the liquor goes down
The feet start tappin,  let's order a round

And we'll sing of the future and sing of the past
Sing of the present times passin' so fast
When Betsy and The blue Boys start singin' their song
It won't be too long 'til I'm singin' along
Won't be too long

Well, I woke up this mornin' with a pain in my head
The telephone rang and I wished I was dead
I don't care what I did and I'll do it again
'Cos the pain goes away while the memory remains

And you got Betsy, she's singin' just like Patsy Cline
Sendin shivers chasin' each other up and down my spine
The smoke haze is risin', the liquor goes down
The feet start tappin,  let's have one more round

And we'll sing of the future and sing of the past
Sing of the present times passin' so fast
When Betsy and The blue Boys start singin' their song
It won't be too long 'til I'm singin' along
Won't be too long
ROY FORBES (SOCAN)
When I needed help you gave it
Asking for nothing in exchange
Now I'm better I want to thank you
But you keep making demands for all your change
Well the price on your kindness is too much to pay
I think I knew it but I reasoned it away
Now I can see you
And I don't believe you
You can't expect me to change

When my back was up against a wall
You lead me away through your gate
And now you sit there and you try to tell me
That what you gave me is more than I can ever repay
Well I don't want to hear you
I've heard it all before
And when you leave don't forget to shut the door
Cos I can see you
And I don't believe you
You can't expect me to change

Well I don't want to hear you
I've heard it all before
And when you leave don't forget to shut the door
Cos I can see you
And I don't believe you
You can't expect me to change
ROY FORBES (SOCAN)
I sit around
Like a lonely curious teen aged kid
The things you say cut through to the bone
So close to home

Now, I've got feelings
It's a hazy rush, not quite yet defined
Watch that, you're turning my world to stone
So close to home

Confusion is starting
To spin me like a top
I'm stopping and I'm starting'
And there are things that I haven't got

I walk the floor
The sun is climbing, the night is gone
The dark is fading and I'm all alone
So close to home
ROY FORBES (SOCAN)
Well, I've been living in a house
Lots of people movin in and out
Sittin' on the same bench
Never needed a defense
But now I'm down on my knees
Peer pressure
Makin' a mental wreck out of me

Well all the hot summer heat
Turnin' good milk into sour cream
I'm headed for a nerve bend
I'm on the receiving end
It's bringin' me to my knees
Peer pressure
Makin' a mental wreck out of me

Now if we were hangin out in high school
Well maybe then I'd understand
But we are many, many
Oh so many years
Out of that gum slip and detention land

You know they've got me on the choppin' block
Little knives, subtle shots
Dissected, gettin poked
I'm at the end of my rope
It's bringin' me to my knees
Peer pressure
Makin' a mental wreck out of me
ROY FORBES (SOCAN)
Ooh the farmer needs the rain
And the farmer needs the heat
Needs it in the proper order
To grow a field of wheat
But when the wind keeps a blowin'
Blowin' everything away
You can bet your boots the farmer's gonna pay

Ah, the government is helpful
They tell you what to plant
You take it into town
They turn around and say, "No tanks."
And then the cops pull you over
Right in front of the bank
Just wanna see if you've got
Purple gas in your tank

Well it's another dry sundown
Navy blue and red
Linda's out sellin' Tupperware
and the kids are tucked in bed
Ah the radio is cracklin'
And the tractor's in the shed
and I'm thinkin' 'bout some things my father said

He said the farmer needs the rain
And the farmer needs the heat
Needs it in the proper order
To grow a field of wheat
But when the wind keeps a blowin'
Blowin' everything away
You can bet your boots the farmer's gonna pay

And then the credit man comes to see you
At the break of day
He might have to take the truck
Cos you can't pay right away


And you look towards the sky
All your praying in vain
We got a lotta bills to pay
When do we get a break
The farmer needs, the farmer needs the rain
ROY FORBES (SOCAN)
A kid full of dreams he was walking one day
Crossing the railroad tracks
Humming a good luck song to himself
With the sun shining down on his back

He's gonna go to the city
He's gonna see the pretty lights
He's gonna go where the wind never blows
And every thing is gonna work out right


Dreamin boy sits alone in his room
Strummin' that 'F' hole guitar
And if the strings had a buzz well, now, he never knew
Because his head was 'way up in the stars

He's gonna go to the city
He's gonna find another life
He's gonna go where the wind never blows
And every thing is gonna work out right


Singin' his song, "I'll miss you when I'm gone"
Planning the big getaway
Poor kid with them small town blues
Never knew how much he had to pay

Now he's lost in the city
High on booze and cocaine
With his hands in his pocket and his collar turned up
He's just standin' alone in the rain

He's gonna go where the wind never blows
And every thing is gonna work out the same
ROY FORBES (SOCAN)
Friday evening slipping on the ice
Lookin for adventure in the pale moonlight
I had a Coca Cola at the high school gym
But the girls wouldn't dance where the lights were dim

So, there were three or four big shots headin' downtown
Cursin' up a storm and fallin' on the ground
Got to the cafe everybody gone
Cos the band was playin and the dance was on

        And the Nighthawks were playin
        We were feelin' right out of it
        They were really playin'
        It was a brand new song about spendin' the night together
        We were colder than ever


Dale's big brother wandered out of the hall
Sayin, "Home you little buggers. You're breakin' the law"
then he took us to the alley and he gave us each a beer
And we heard about the women that were easy 'round here

Me, I had a cigarette, couldn't find a light
We shivered in our parkas by the blue street light
Lookin' at the door, we all tried a grin
As we counted up our change but, we couldn't get in

        And the Nighthawks were playin
        We were feelin' right out of it
        They were really playin'
        It was a brand new song about spendin' the night together
        We were colder than ever


I was headin' out, Eddie said, "Don't go.
Remember the guy my mother's boyfriend knows?
Well, we got a little money, it should be enough
And it sure beats holdin' this power pole up."

So, the bootlegger came and his nose did shine
We gave him all our money for a bottle of wine
We waited in the alley but he never returned
And the older kids chuckled while our faces burned.

        And the Nighthawks were playin
        We were feelin' right out of it
        They were really playin'
        It was a brand new song about spendin' the night together
        We were colder than ever
ROY FORBES (SOCAN)
I wish sometimes that everything
Had gone a bit differently
Except the times when everything
It couldn't be better for me

But if you don't believe in miracles
You could be taking bad advice
Pull down the guard and take a listen
It's like a tender lullaby

Oh many time I've made mistakes
When I never trusted my heart
But people tell me that's when you learn
and I think I, no, I know I'm ready to start

But if you don't believe in miracles
You could be taking bad advice
Pull down the guard and take a listen
It's like a tender lullaby

I wish sometimes that everything
Had gone a bit differently
And sometimes I wonder  if the time
Is ever comin' for me

But if you don't believe in miracles
You could be taking bad advice
Pull down the guard and take a listen
It's like a tender lullaby
ROY FORBES (SOCAN)
Country kid comin' to the city
With a bag full of songs and tapes
Sayin' good-bye to the wide sky
City sky crawlin' with the waste
Country kid movin' in a hippie house
People sleepin' every which a way
Diggin' out a dime for the pay phone
Livin', livin' on blind faith


And I was so excited
I thought I really had it made
I used to think that I was so heavy
Before I became
So afraid


Country kid sittin on the front porch
Laughin and gettin' mighty high
Never ever sayin' 'excuse me'
Gettin' up and walkin right by
Country kid walkin' down the sidewalk
Laughin' and kickin' at the rocks
Smilin' cos he knows he's gonna find someone
To mend all the holes in his socks


And I was so excited
I thought I really had it made
I used to think that I was so heavy
Before I became
So afraid

Family's  out there somewhere
He doesn't think about them a lot
Flat broke but he's so full of himself
And he's countin' all the things
He's countin' all the things that he's got

Country kid sittin on the front porch
Laughin and gettin' mighty high
Never ever sayin' 'excuse me'
Gettin' up and walkin right by
But later on, as he's layin' in the backyard
Chasin' little fears away
Fears piling up in the back of his conscience
Waitin' for the red letter day
Oh, they're just waitin' for the judgment day

And I was so excited
I thought I really had it made
I used to think that I was so heavy
Before I became
So afraid
ROY FORBES (SOCAN)
Yellow moon, lead me to the harvest
Yellow moon, lead me to the harvest
Across the long fields at sundown
Through the ruts, the stubble cuts my bare feet
Like needles
Use your magic, yellow moon
You can turn me to a child again

Yellow moon, come on, let me lay down
Yellow moon, come on, let me lay down
Let me hide in the shadow of the stooks
With the spirits of this breathing ground
Work your magic, yellow moon
Make me a child again

Well is it true you control the sun and the rain
Is it true you control the poor man's pain

Yellow moon, look at the skyline
Yellow moon, look at the skyline
Is that fire on the big hill
Does the wind send those shivers
Just to make my heart start racing

Work your magic, yellow moon
Make me a child again

Well is it true you control the sun and the rain
Is it true you control the poor man's pain

Yellow moon, I believe you know it
Yellow moon, I believe you know it
Why the wind blows so hard
And the field mice hide
Come on, take me to the harvest
Work your magic, yellow moon
You could turn me to a child again
Use your judgment, yellow moon
Come on and take me to the harvest
ROY FORBES (SOCAN)
Ironbelly doesn't play pool anymore
He just sits in the corner and drinks
Ironbelly's belly has gone to pot
And the T V tennis game is on the blink
Howard's wearin' a glass of tomato juice
On the front of his green corduroys
And the records on the juke box are all worn out
You just can't hear a thing for the noise
Mmm, you just can't hear a thing for the noise

Jimmy's sittin' over by the lobby door
The mail didn't come and he's flat
I hear he sings just like Wilf Carter
And he exits with a sissy pack
You can depend on Tommy and Lee
To keep the pool table occupied
Seven kids are all grown up
And they came out of it quite alive
Mmm, they came out of it quite alive

Ironbelly calls for another round
Mae, she just takes her time
She's gonna sink another eight ball
She's gonna tell another joke
And she's gonna keep everybody in line
When it's time to cut the lights
She herds you down to the cabaret
Where you get pulverized by an out of tune band
And you just dance it all away
Mmm, you just dance it all away
ROY FORBES (SOCAN)
Special
Everybody wanna be special
Everybody wanna be so great at what they do
                                 great at what they do

Honor
Everybody want a bit of honor
Everybody wanna put in time on the pedestal
                                  time on the pedestal

Mm, gonna go out and
Stir up a little bit of talk around town
Burn bright while the sun goes down
Stir up a little bit of talk around town
Burn bright while the sun goes down

Reverence
Everybody wan a bit of reverence
Everybody want the chance to move another mind
Leave their bit of truth behind

Glory
Desperation cries for glory
Some people go out n' try to stop time with a gun
Freeze the frame, you could be the one
Ahh, gonna go out and

Stir up a little bit of talk around town
Burn bright while the sun goes down
Stir up a little bit of talk around town
Burn bright

While the sun goes down
You can feel the heat
Echoes of victory
Tumblin' through the streets
But in the alleyways
that's where the ones who know the stakes
They wait

Meanwhile youngblood cries for money
People do a lot of haywire things for money
Cos people still believe that there's a freedom you can buy
A place where you never, never, never ever have to try

Mm, gonna go out and
Stir up a little bit of talk around town
Burn bright while the sun goes down
Stir up a little bit of talk around town
Burn bright
ROY FORBES (SOCAN)

The Human Kind

I've been wantin' you all my life
You've been nothing but cruel
And I'm still a fool
Still a fool

You've been taunting me all my life
You keep riggin' the rules
And I'm still a fool
Still a fool

I told all of my good friends
I  was gonna take control
You gave me that glimpse of a chance
Then I was gonna sell my soul

You've been haunting me all my life
My head knows better
But my heart is
Still a fool
Still a fool

I've been sittin' up all night
I don't know what's wrong or right
I can't figure what I'm gonna do
Cos I just can't get my mind off of you
You know I'm still a fool
ROY FORBES HUMAN CONDITION MUSIC (SOCAN)
I've been feelin' fairly restless
I've been walkin' face down
I have heard people laughin'
Heard it echo through the town
I started out just to please you
It seemed an easy way to be
But now I'm trapped
Inside your image of me

I was alone for so long
I was hidin' out
I saw a face through a window
You erased my doubt
Now I'm bound, kept from changing
I can't get myself free
I need deliverance
>From your image of me

In your image of me
I've been keepin' myself hid
And I keep losin' track
Of the me that really is

You have got what you wanted
What I thought could never be
And when I catch myself believin'
In your image of me
I know I'm trapped
Inside your image of me
ROY FORBES HUMAN CONDITION MUSIC (SOCAN)
You break my heart
When you say you won't go
You break my heart
When you say 
No, not tonight
No, not tonight

You say you wanna be 
By yourself
But I know you're gonna be
With somebody else
Tonight
No, not tonight

Somebody else will be 
Holdin' you tight
Whispering words
The kind that you like
But he'll turn around
He'll treat you mean
And you're gonna wish
That you were with me

Oh, you break my heart
When you say you won't go
You break my heart
When you say
No, not tonight
No, not tonight
ROY FORBES HUMAN CONDITION MUSIC (SOCAN)
Baby we had a little quarrel
We had ourselves a little fight
And if I have to beg or steal or borrow
I'll make it up to you tonight

All day long I have been thinkin'
About a way to make it right
Cos, honey, our love boat is sinkin'
Let me make it up to you tonight

Lovers do what lovers will
Life goes up and down
Hand in hand we must work until
We turn this thing around

Think of the love we will be missin'
While bitter tears, they blind our sight
I just can't live without your kissin'
Let me make it up to you tonight
ROY FORBES HUMAN CONDITION MUSIC (SOCAN)
When bad news stumbles out from the phone
I get shook, shook right up every time
I might slide, lose control
I might walk that narrow line
But I'll come back, yes I will
Cos I'm the human kind

When regrets start to work on my feelings
Old mistakes come closin' in 
And make me pine
I might hide out for a while
But I know I'll come around
To work it out, yes I will
Cos I'm the human kind

When we're talkin' or doin' something, woh woh
And I hear you laughin' 
I feel so full
I feel so fine
Everything comes so clear
And I only know that I
I wanna hold you, yes I do
Cos I'm the human kind
ROY FORBES HUMAN CONDITION MUSIC (SOCAN)
That Saskatoon moon
Is calling to me
It rises so bright
In my memory
I long to see it shine
On the river below
And walk arm in arm 
With this sweetheart I know

I had to leave
Tried to make a new start
But how far can you go
When you don't have your heart
I'd love to hear that meadowlark
Sing my favourite prairie tune
And hold your hand, dear
'Neath that Saskatoon moon

ROY FORBES/CONNIE KALDOR HUMAN CONDITION MUSIC/WORD OF MOUTH MUSIC (SOCAN)

The words don't come quick like they used to
And I find myself searchin' my mind for a phrase
And this thing they call living
It gets more complicated
As the days turn to nights
And the nights
They turn to days

Now I've been a fool on a hilltop
And I've fallen face down on that pride killing ground
And I've seen some dreams turning into dead fires
As the days turn to nights
And the nights
They turn to days

Oh moon 
Crazy old moon  
Why are you sinkin' low
Oh moon
Crazy old moon
Why do you hide like a child
Who knows he's done wrong

The words from our last conversation
They just ground to a halt
Like a truck out of gas
And this thing they call living
It gets more complicated
As the days turn to nights
And the nights
They turn to days
ROY FORBES HUMAN CONDITION MUSIC (SOCAN)

Love Turns To Ice

Oh I,
I really wanted to believe in you
I wanted everything to be so true
So I, oh I
I turned a blind eye
Deep in my heart I knew it wasn't strong
Tried to believe that there was nothing wrong
Then I realized

That when trust turns to suspicion
Doors are locked, you pay the price
It's all a part of the human condition
When you look up at the lights
And love turns to ice

When you
Became a stranger I just shoved it away
I figured,"Hell, it's gonna be O.K."
But I, oh I
Could feel it deep inside
A tiny finger tappin' on my head
A sinkin' feeling turned my gut into lead
When I realized

That when trust....

It may be subtle but I know that it's there
I can hear my heart talkin'
I can hear myself talkin'
And my heart doesn't lie
No, my heart doesn't lie
No, my heart doesn't lie

Woh I, oh I
I really wanted to believe in you
I wanted everything to be so true
But I realized

That when trust.....
ROY FORBES HUMAN CONDITION MUSIC SOCAN
Tongues talk, knives slice
Pointed fingers flinging advice
People got a cure
For everybodys problems but their own

Things change, songs end
Wind blows and willows will bend
Coats fall to the floor
It happens when you come into the comfort zone

Don't you know that he was sad when he was a wildman
Don't you know that too much time was spent too much alone
There isn't always happiness in the mad facade of a wildman
Who, in the end, was only looking for a home
When he was a wildman

Some leave, some last
Some cling to a piece of their past
But people gotta live
Even when compromise bends and bleeds

Some take, some trade
Lose sleep over making the grade
Coats fall to the floor
It happens when you find what you really need

Don't you know that he was sad...........

We think we're being healed
Sweat dripping in the trembling lights
But we stand revealed
When we return to the empty
                         to the empty night

Don't you know that he was sad............
ROY FORBES HUMAN CONDITION MUSIC SOCAN
Rough rocky roads
Whispers getting so loud
People saying things they don't mean
Raisin' those dusty clouds

I wanna pin it down
Cos it's ripping you apart
And when you cry like that
It just breaks my heart

Misery
No good
No way you need the pain
No need
No good
No

Come on and let me hold you
Till your eyes have dried
Cos when you cry like that
It just breaks my heart
ROY FORBES HUMAN CONDITION MUSIC SOCAN
See you stalkin' questing for the kill
Night is silent and the air is still
See you walkin' with your heart of stone
On a tiny island in a danger zone
Tiny island

You really stung me when you zeroed your sights
Kept me helplessly awake at nights
What really threw me when you took your swipe
Sure would be funny, eh, if you were right
What if you were right

Up on the hill it doesn't matter
You just unplug your telephone
Down on the ground the fighters drone
Tiny island in a danger zone
Tiny island

You really hit me with the kitchen sink
Sent me flyin' and you made me think
What really threw me when you took your slice
Sure would be funny, eh, if you were right
What if you were right

Up on the hill everyone wants you
Till your beggin' to be left alone
Down on the ground the fighters drone
Tiny island in a danger zone
Tiny island
ROY FORBES HUMAN CONDITION MUSIC SOCAN
Words of a heart that was broken
A careful heart that's on the mend
Of a heart that was open
Got flattened by an ambush
Heard you talkin' and my faith was blind
You made your exit while I walked the line

And now you want my love
You're looking for a word from me
Well, tell me, what's it gonna be
Some kind of unchained melody
And now you want my love, my love
You're reaching for my respect
Well don't you see there's nothing left
What do you expect
What do you expect

Words of a heart that is harder
A careful heart that's been betrayed
Just won't go, won't go any further
Still paying for the last time
Heard you talkin' and I had the faith
I found me standing in this empty place

And now you want my love.........

Oh, what a world
It's so broken down
Filled with shadows of grim deceit
Where they cover up your eyes
And they fill your head with lies
Then they offer up the prize
But it was all a big disguise

Keep a knockin' but you can't come in
No, I'm not opening that door again

And now you want my love...........
ROY FORBES HUMAN CONDITION MUSIC SOCAN
Woh, love
Is a word that's so misused
And when you take it out of context
It can get you so confused
But you can cancel that out
Because it has nothing to do
With this feeling that I carry for you

Woh love
Is a word that's so misleading
It can rip you like a bramble
Leave you in the bushes bleeding
But you can cancel that out
Because it has nothing to do
With this feeling that I carry for you

And it makes me wanna hold you
Way past midnight
Makes me wanna console you
When you're not feelin' right
I wanna be your cool cup of water
I wanna take care of your thirst
And when you're handing out kisses
I want you to come to me first

Woh love
Is a word so unforgiving
It can burn a hole in your soul
Take you away from the living
But you can cancel that out
Because it has nothing to do
With this feeling that I carry for you
ROY FORBES HUMAN CONDITION MUSIC SOCAN
I'm far away
Over the mountains
You're down by the sea
You're away from me

I can't believe it
I always thought I was oh so strong
So aloof and fancy free
Now I'm a captive
I swear I'm nothing but a slave
To the power that this love has over me

I'm far away...................

Nobody told me
Nobody said I would feel this way
When I gave my heart to love
I'm not prepared
For loneliness that is oh so strong
You're the only one that I'm ever thinkin' of

I'm far away.....................
ROY FORBES HUMAN CONDITION MUSIC SOCAN
I've been waiting for so long
To see you win the prize
Now the sleepless nights are gone
And life is where it belongs
Back in your blue eyes

Ah the sunshine through the trees
Is landing right on your face
Some scars will never heal
But they can be put in their place
I've been waiting for so long


I'm so glad you got a break
Things are workin' out
Now you've got your head on straight
There'll be no more room
For indecision and doubt

Ah we thought our life was easy
But we had to look again
Now we're searching for a balance
Between the joy and the pain
I've been waiting for so long
ROY FORBES HUMAN CONDITION MUSIC SOCAN
There's a deep seated feeling
Things are getting not right
Trees are losing their leaves
Sky is losing light
Then the fog comes to settle
In the trees, in my head
Chilly frost forms white patterns
'Round my heart, in my chest
And if I'm not right side up
When the snow hits the hills
Winterkill

Neighbours swing their axes
They got the wood piling high
School doors are open
Young children scream and they play and they cry
Steam coats the windows
As the red kettle boils
I see the face of a stranger
Staring back from the foil
And if I'm not right side up
When the snow hits the hills
Winterkill

Lives fall in line like words from a stage
The lines in between they leap from the page
Radio drones and drones and time seems to stand so still....so still

Sun goes down early
Day fades to night
Beer goes down easy
I sleep good alright
There's a crack in the window
All the heat's seepin' out
Rising up like a big jet airplane
That's heading south
And if I'm not right side up
When the snow hits the hills
Winterkill
ROY FORBES HUMAN CONDITION MUSIC SOCAN
Sweet, sweet shameless hours
Sweet, sweet shameless hours
Give ourselves right over
To love's tender power
It's gonna be, gonna be something
You and me and these sweet shameless hours

Let the rain fall down
Make the pavement slick and wet
Let the blacktop shine
Let the main street lights reflect
All of the neon, it can flash off and on
We don't need to know
Ooh, we're pullin' down the blinds
We're gonna entwine
We're gonna hold each other oh so close in these

Sweet shameless hours...........

Telephone might ring
Let the damn thing ring off the wall
Somebody might knock on the door
But we won't hear a thing at all
We're gonna take some time
Cos time is something we haven't had much of
Ooh, we're gonna realign and we're gonna define
All of the reasons why we're so in love in these

Sweet shameless hours............

I ride and I ride
The measure of the miles is a little too much
But I keep holding on
Till I'm back in the territory of your touch
The territory of your touch
ROY FORBES HUMAN CONDITION MUSIC SOCAN