Hopeless Troubadour Lyrics

What About Love?

By Steven Elwyn Smith
Copyright 2009

I wake up in the morning
Alone another day
Make my way to the piano
I’m funny that way
I’m thinking bout you baby
Wherever you are
In my imagination
You aren’t that far

Your arms slip around me
You smile and hold me tight
I’m lost in your eyes little girl
Everything, everything feels so right
Now were dancing in the kitchen
To a Sunday morning song
Don’t wake me from this dream
Cause alone feels so wrong

Chorus
What about love?
Two hearts believing
What about love?
In the passion and the fire
What about love
Deny all logic and reason
What about love?
In the name of desire
What about love?

We’re sitting on the porch
The sun is going down
Nothing really matters
Except you are still around
It’s a story never-ending
Two souls fly away
Find a new beginning
Go home a different way

Chorus

What about love?
Two hearts believing
What about love?
In the passion and the fire
What about love?
Deny all logic and reason

What about love?
In the name of desire
What about love?
A fool’s heart believing
What about love?
Love will find a way
What about love?
Don’t I deserve the feeling?
What about love?
Of no more lonely days
What about love?

The Salvation of Love

By Steven Elwyn Smith

Copyright 2009

You came to me, like a vision in the night
Out of my head, i was filled with desire
Scorched by your flame,
I was, cleansed by your fire
Born again in the salvation of love

A saint or a sinner, it’s all just a name
A winner, a loser, its all part of the game
You gave me hope and took away my shame
I was saved by the salvation of love

The wind can howl, let the rain pour
The dam may break, let the tempest roar
And death has no sting, despair has no scorn
Compared to the power of love

Some folks say, you’ve got time,
You can wait
But, love is lost when you, hesitate
Finding heaven, came down to
A leap of faith
I was saved by the power of love
Lifted up by the salvation of love
I was saved, by the salvation of love

How Do I Cry

By Steven Elwyn Smith

Copyright, 2009

I want to smile; please someone take my hand
Teach me how to cry, how to cry

I should be dancing, all I want to do is sing
I should have wings to fly, wings to fly

Chorus
How do I cry, without tears?
Teach me how to cry, without fear

Words are spoken, the secret language of the heart
There is no reply, teach me how to cry

Chorus

How do I cry, without tears?
How do I cry, when no one hears?

The weight of silence, in a house where no one speaks
Teach me how to cry, teach me how to fly

The soul won’t be denied
Teach me how to try
I should have wings to fly
Teach me how to cry

GINNY LEE

I was 6 years old
When I first met Ginny Lee
A tomboy full of animus
A spirit wild and free
I thought she was an angel
In her dirty old blue jeans
Golden hair and bright green eyes
I fell in love with Ginny Lee

The years came and went
I was deep in family
I remember how my heart would soar
When I saw Ginny Lee
She was battling her demons
Trying to pull back from the fire
It seemed the more she struggled
The deeper she got mired

Ginny Lee
Why are you cryin
Ginny Lee
Why are you cryin

There’s a word on the wire
The wind is blowing cold
The news coming down
Shook me to my soul
Not some distant memory
Of something done or said
The voice said unmistakably that Ginny Lee was dead

Ginny Lee
Why are you cryin
Ginny Lee
Why are you cryin

Bridge

She greets the morning sun
She wants the darkness gone
Weary of the fight
There’s no end in sight
Bring the memories on
A time to laugh and run
Stayed up to meet the daw
Let the past be dead and gone
Why can’t the ghosts leave her alone?

I hope she finds some peace
On the other side
I can’t seem to shake this sadness
Or the tears that I have cried
The memory of her smile
Gives some small remedy
Every time I see an angel
I’ll think of Ginny Lee

Ginny Lee
Why are you cryin
Ginny Lee
Why are you cryin

She always kept her spirit
She always found her smile
The kindness of her soul
Seem to wash away the miles
She took care of those around her
Giving all that she had
She was generous and giving
And kind to a fault
Misunderstood and cherished

The signs are all around me
Every time I see an angel, I’ll think of Ginny Lee

That’s Me

By Steven Elwyn Smith

Copyright 2009

When nobody’s knockin at your front door, that’s me
When your phone’s not ringin anymore, that’s me
When no-one arms are holding you tight
And you’re all alone in the morning light
No more passion and sweet goodnight
That’s me, baby, that’s me

When roses aren’t delivered on no special day, that’s me
When songs for you aren’t written or played, that’s me
No one always letting you be right
No more excuses you can’t justify
No one pretending that you didn’t lie
That’s me

I’m not happy till your not happy
I’m not fine, till you’re not fine
Put me out of your misery darlin
And I won’t show you a real good time
When nights last forever and days drag on, that’s me
When you start to wonder bout what went wrong, that’s me
You’ve got a case of too little too late
Those 4 walls won’t forgive your mistake
The give is gone from give and take
I wanted a lifeline, you threw me a noose
You’ve killed and cooked the golden goose
Don’t wave the white flag there can be no truce
That’s me, oh baby that’s me

Don’t come by sometime when I’m not here
I hope I don’t see you sometime baby
I’m not fine till you’re not fine

A Prison Of Lies

By Steven Elwyn Smith

Copyright 2009

We’ve come this far baby
Can we take much more?
No more I, me, mine
No more keeping score

The time has come, baby
To ask ourselves why
No more running from the truth
We just stopped trying

Bridge
Here we are
With nothing to say
The high cost of love
We’ve refused to pay
When a flame burns bright
You don’t let it, fade away

Chorus
Hope dies hard
In the arms of loneliness
Faith can’t survive
In a prison of emptiness
We’re locked up baby
Reprieve denied
There’s no way out
No airtight alibi
We know that love, can’t survive
In a prison of lies

We asked too much
Then we lost our way
The passion couldn’t know
The price we’d have to pay

Pride fights hard
A fool’s heart is blind
There’s no chance of surrender
When you’re out of time

Bridge
Here we are
With nothing to say
The high cost of love
We refused to pay
When a flame burns bright
You don’t let it, fade away

Chorus
Hope dies hard
In the arms of loneliness
Faith can’t survive
In a prison of emptiness
We’re locked up baby
Reprieve denied
There’s no way out
No airtight alibi
We know that love, can’t survive
In a prison of lies

Broken and Beautiful

By Steven Elwyn Smith, Nathaniel Stanley Gawlik, Leslie Welsh

One broken Mom and three broken lives
Her prescription cocktail, looking for a fight
A child’s need for love puts him in harms way
Waiting for the abuse
Praying its different today
She’s set to go off like a sobbing bomb
The child not a man is blown to kingdom come

Chorus
Broken and beautiful
In every city and town
Broken and beautiful
The power of one can make a difference now

Sister wails at the man in the corner (if this house could talk)
He kisses her and calls her a whore
One pill and her conscious sleeps (blue skies fade to gray)
Until lust and gin make her beg for more
No love from mother or father
What is his name again?
Sweet sleep come and free me
From this world of hunger and pain

Chorus
Broken and beautiful
In every city and town
Broken and beautiful
We can make a difference in a child’s life now

Solo

Bridge
Will we spend Christmas in the shelter?
Will we be together as a family?
Is the person I see in the mirror?
The person I have to be tomorrow?
Oh, the holidays are here
Thanksgiving for all but us out in the snow
Passing all the shiny houses
Mama, is there someplace warm that we can go?
Broken and beautiful
In every city, in every town
Broken and beautiful
It’s time to make a difference in a child’s life now
Broken and beautiful
Tolerance is ignorance, despair wears no crown
Broken and beautiful
No child should ever have to know
How it feels to be
Broken