Phases of the Heart

by Pete Kronowitt

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1.
Glimpse of a shadow Just caught my eye I swear I saw you Just passin’ by Book on a shelf, shattered dream This is the worst thing I have ever seen How does Doris Day and Marilyn Monroe Combine in one person I’ll never know I got skeletons in my closet Ghosts in my attic I’ve got a haunted heart Haunted heart, Haunted heart I’ve got a haunted heart I swear I saw through you today I don’t know how I’m afraid of what I might say But that’s the way it is now I think of you more as time goes by I probably will till the day I die I’m gonna find me a fallen angel To chase my dreams away I’m gonna find me a fallen angel Oh, I need her today
2.
Like A Glove 04:02
Hey, where are you going? And who’s that guy standing next to you? Well I never really liked cretins Well he’s short and hairy and carries a gun too I never knew nothin’ ‘bout love The other shoe don’t fit like a glove Hey, there’s a role reversal I don’t think I can get used to this Well I’m not too controversial But the more beer I drink the more I’m pissed Are you a fair weather friend? I think I’m at my rope’s end And I feel like I’m just killing time Cause I can’t stop on just one thin dime Caught between two worlds and all alone I wanted to go back but you can’t go home You put me too high but I could not fly Now you’ll find I fallen from a pedestal Lessons learned
3.
Rescuer 03:43
Tormented soul just trying to mend Night photographer just plays pretend An improv dancer with her own sense of style She looked at me with a little girl’s smile Eclectic woman where do you go? I said, what you need you already know Rescuer, why don’t rescue me I need a gentle sculptor to break this shell A gentle sculptor who can end this living hell Rescuer, why don’t rescue me A drunken father prone to lie Now she’s trying to reestablish family ties Sitting by the lake, alone with me She turned and said; “just hold me” Rescuer, why don’t rescue me Rescue me
4.
I remember those days on the beach girl And the night in the lifeguard stand Your memory is ingrained in my brain It was a thrill to just touch your hand Pickin’ up the pieces of my heart And try to start over again Pickin’ up the pieces of my heart And live my life without you Well, I made some mistakes girl And we both played the fool Between the bottles of champagne And those nights that we spent alone in the pool Well, we’ll get through with the help of my friends My family will pull me through and I’ll be back together again Woke up this morning and fell out of bed And found a piece of my heart on the floor I was surprised to find another piece sitting outside the door Well, my heart lies all the way from home to DC Some people are surprised to find that parts of my heart still lie in New Jersey
5.
Played the fool again Let love slip through my hands again There I go again Feel I’ve lost my best friend I never learn but I ask why Always burn every time I try No matter what we feel No matter what we do 1 can’t love enough 4 2 I tried so hard I tried everything I cried so hard I gave you everything So concerned, was it a lie? Then you turned, didn’t say goodbye No matter what we feel Or what we go through 1 can’t love enough 4 2 We cross our lines We dot our T’s We pass our time So foolishly We never learn, but some ask why Then we’ll burn, after we die
6.
Passive Day 02:27
Sun’s beating down, yeah, it’s real hot My mind is roving but my body’s not I think I want to stay inside today Sit and dream my life away Well, you know what I say I declare this a holiday It’s just another, Passive day Monday mourning got the ‘larm ringing I think I wanna keep sleepin’ My baby turns and she starts to play Well I think I’m gonna blow off work today Well, you know she say She says it’s sort of a holiday It’s turned into a Passion day Spotaneous laziness A willing bout of contemptuousness Everyone needs to seek their own bliss Friends go out and they do the town You decide you want to hang around What I’m trying to say it all right If you want to stay inside tonight
7.
Taxes, tobacco, religion and war Don’t tell me what’s worth fighting for Well, politicians will push around While the media presses their sights and their sounds Blood and oil will mix on a beach And chemicals, well, it makes me sick Necessary evils, tell me why Necessary evils Half cocked aimed and ready to fire I’m dancing hot on live wire Capital punishment knocks ‘em all dead And they tell that all our blood is red Inner city kids are looking for heroes And athletes stick shit up their nose Society tells us what to do From conflicting points of view It’s just not necessarily true But what it comes down to Is society is just me living with you Unemployment keeps wages down So business makes profit and the economy is sound Hunting kills by wrong place and time And poverty lets only the strong survive Love’s supply never meets demand A fruitless search for a brotherhood of man
8.
Within Me 02:09
I still feel you within me I know you needed to be free You said you wanted to go out on your own And now my love, like a bird, has flown I will set you free but I know I can’t let you go within me I still want you here with me And I want things the way they used to be You’re in my soul and you’re on my mind The only thing on my side is time I have set you free but I know I can’t let you go within me
9.
We fled Pakistan to find a free land Now I fight for what I believe My son asked me when I’d be home again I told him I’d be home soon And I said: “Sometimes you follow the leader You might not like where you go But there’s a price for freedom That’s what the leaders say they know” At school my boy did fight for what he thought was right The other kids they called me a spy We talked on the phone. I said he’d never be alone. He told me about his black eye. And I said: “Sometimes kids follow the leader Though they may not be right But there’s a price for freedom To be a man you must fight” At war I say a boy. He used a gun just like a toy Till the shot caught me in the gut I was lying on the ground. I couldn’t make a sound. I looked up and saw my boy cry Sometimes you follow the leader You might not like where you go But are you fighting for freedom? That’s what the leaders say they know
10.
Drink 02:34
I’m sittin’ in a dark room with no lights on I’m gonna follow in the footsteps of Paul Gauhin I’m gonna paint lots of women with no tops on Somebody told me that Jean Paul Sartre Said “Freedom is drinking” Hey, that’s a start Let me tell you He’s no Rene Descartes But if you can’t control what you do You got some thinking to do I think I’ll have a drink I think therefore I drink If you drink too much And you’re losing touch It’s time you settle down Well, maybe one more round I read Jim Morrison said That poems and songs live long past the dead Then he said the times near to next door for a beer The world spins out of control Then this thing called * takes hold *(insert current event here) Well I’m gonna get wild Before the night gets old

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Produced by John Alagia
(with the exception of #10 Drink produced by Doug Derryberry)

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released June 30, 1995

Pete Kronowitt: acoustic guitar, vocals
John Trupp: brush drums and clave
John David Coppola: upright bass
Ann Wolbach: flutes
Antoine Sanfuentes: drums
Andy “Sy” Syler: drums on Drink
Bo Eckard: bass
Doug Derryberry: lead guitar on Haunted Heart and bass on Drink
Matt Scannell: lead guitar on Passive Day and Necessary Evils
Vince Edwards: piano
Jennifer Ferguson: backing vocals on 1 Can’t Love Enough 4-2, Passive Day and Pickin’ Up The Pieces
Nancy Moran & Fett: backing vocals on Pickin’ Up The Pieces
Recorded at Rutabaga Studios in Arlington, VA

Album design & layout by Lawrence Marie.

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