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1.
blink 02:10
I don't want to close my eyes Might miss something nice Wouldn't be surprised The world is changing faster than you'd think Every time you blink We keep on making vows To beat the odds somehow Hold on to the now Troubles look so big then they shrink Every time you blink Sun sets--in the west At least it looks that way From another point of view It never goes away We keep on making vows To beat the odds somehow Hold on to the now The universe expands and then it shrinks Every time you blink The world is changing faster than you'd think Every time you blink Every time you blink Every time you blink.
2.
Take away these pictures I don't need them anymore Everything that's new today was new before All in all it's plain to see that nothing ever lasts But there's grace in fleeting moments as they pass You can't take that away You can't take that away You can't take that away from me There's nothing you can do No matter what you say You can't take that away On the other side of losing you I swear I love you more Throw your anger out the window and peace walks through the door Funny, when your still you find your who you've always been Oh you have to let it go to let it in You can't take that away You can't take that away You can't take that away from me There's nothing you can do No matter what you say You can't take that away I remember everything The pleasure and the pain If I could do it all again I'd do it all the same I'd do it all again Oh – oh, you can't take that away You can't take that away You can't take that away You can't take that away from me There's nothing you can do No matter what you say You can't take that away
3.
Oh weave your spell on me Marie By sleight of hand the slate is clean Back to zero, laughing in the face of darkness She says all good things to those who wait I have never been that patient But I'm easy, though I'm restless Just a leashed dog in a field of rabbits running free Oh you can't go back Make up your mind right now to move ahead So I laughed – only the truth is funny, only the truth is funny Kisses from the valley and sun raining down In drops that twirl and sparkle on the ground Tickling the Buddha and I'm dancing on the bones of poets and fallen heroes She cries all good things to those who wait But there's a fire in her eyes and I can't hesitate I just take her in my arms at the risk of crowding fate And we fly – steady on the wings of the night Oh you can't go back Make up your mind right now to move ahead So I laughed – only the truth is funny, only the truth is funny So I tilt my head, I shift the view, 'til all good things flow out of you And every movement, every sound, to the next generation handed down Only the truth.... She cries all good things to those who wait But there's a fire in her eyes and I can't hesitate I just take her in my arms at the risk of crowding fate And we fly – steady on the wings of the night Oh you can't go back Make up your mind right now to move ahead So I laughed – only the truth is funny Only the truth is funny Only the truth is funny.
4.
One look was all it took You spied me, cast a line Reeled me in and I was hooked I shook and wriggled on your shore But I don't have the will to Fight you anymore I love you in the morning I love you in the night I need you like Picasso needed blue It's hard to admit it I can't seem to quit it I was made for loving you I was made for loving you Some men are born to lead Poets, politicians, philosophers and priests Some of 'em fly like Apollo in the sky Others only follow Happy to comply I love you in the morning I love you in the night I need you like a detective needs a clue It's hard to admit it I can't seem to quit it I was made for loving you I was made for loving you Oh - I; I don't need a reason why Oh - I; I'm just a simple guy I love you in the morning I love you in the night I need you like a shortstop needs a chew It's hard to admit it I can't seem to quit it I was made for loving you I was made for loving you
5.
I can't relax I'm all twitchy A nervous wreck on the ocean floor Under the black cold, cold water Nothing to breathe no sign of shore Up on the street singin' all she wrote Love's lost listing like a leaky boat Even in dreams I go to extremes Even in dreams Even in dreams Maybe tomorrow maybe next week I come-a-knocking on a rusty door It squeaking open on a deep, dark chasm I falling fast asleep no more Down she tumble to the end no doubt Last look longing then the fire's out Even in dreams I go to extremes Even in dreams Mad scenes Liquid looking glass machines Like in children's magazines Variations on a theme Down and down to the end no doubt One last look then the fire's out Even in dreams I go to extremes Even in dreams Even in dreams....
6.
like mercy 03:19
Every now and then I get the feeling I should have left here long ago I've asked myself a million times Why I never headed out that door There's nothing up my sleeve No magic here for me And leaving would be like mercy Like mercy Charity demands a certain melody As yet I'm unprepared to sing It's not that I don't care you know girl In my heart I swear I'd give you anything But when it comes to you and me There's no tapestry to weave And leaving would be like mercy Like mercy Sharp tongues split the night like it's butter Words collide in air and they scatter Oh - we never get to the heart of the matter One quick fix is like every other In this tug-of-war I'm tired of keeping score Tomorrow's not so clear It's easier to stay here But leaving would be like mercy Like mercy...
7.
If I could fly, I'd fly away Say goodbye – - - -would it be okay? To drift across an open sky See forever with the naked eye So beautiful, it almost makes me cry If I could disappear somehow Into the blue, I'd do it now Just drift across an open sky See forever with the naked eye So beautiful, it almost makes me cry Here am I so high Satellites drift by Way up here it's so clear Nowhere to hide, nothing to fear If I could fly, I swear I would Up and away, wouldn't it be good? To drift across an open sky See forever with the naked eye So beautiful, it almost makes me cry
8.
Can't say I remember much about the place where I was born Seems I've spent a lifetime looking for somewhere to call home After all my restless wandering I believe this to be true It's not where you are, but who I've had my share of lovers up and down the line Some I left with broken hearts, some they left with mine Hearts and souls I never thought about I think about 'em now It's not who you love, but how So many days I wasted And looking back I don't know what I'd change A friend of mine once told me, "we're only doing time" Now I find - that's just a state of mine So I sit alone here strumming my guitar Time is just a circle, I've been here many times before After all my restless wandering I believe this to be true It's not where you are, but who It's not where you are, but who It's not where you are, but who
9.
Last night I heard you talking In a dream Couldn't tell if it was you or me asleep Was hauntingly familiar Make believe Didn't mean a thing to me Change your mind About the state of the world, the fate of you and I Change your mind Stars would align if you could only change your mind I get caught up in thinking Frequently About the plans I've hidden up my sleeve So bold in technicolor Symmetry Yet vague like you and me Change your mind About the state of the world, the fate of you and I Change your mind Stars would align if you could only change your mind Sometimes the truth of you is obvious and bright Tonight I only stumble blindly looking for that light You lead me effortlessly to celestial heights I'm left abandoned here while you drift out of sight Change your mind About the state of the world, the fate of you and I Change your mind Stars would align if you could only change your mind...
10.
We live this life as if it's real I can't say for sure but sometimes I feel It's all pretend it's just a dream A moving picture show, a collective imagining Where I'm tangled up in yours and you're tangled up in mine The boundary's always blurry, undefined Where sometimes I'm like a castaway Adrift on my own sea But at least we're all alone together And if that's true – ah, what then Well I could change my mind then change it back again How would it feel to be the king Of everything – would it be like remembering But I'm tangled up in yours and you're tangled up in mine With no distinction between what's hideous or divine Today I feel like Sisyphus The struggle is absurd But at least we're all alone together Alone, alone At least we're all alone together I'm so tangled up in yours and you're tangled up in mine I swear it's just like chaos by design And if it's all a grand illusion I guess I shouldn't mind 'Cause at least we're all alone together At least we're all alone together At least we're all alone together.
11.
undone 02:21
I went to the river and braved the tide Made my way to the other side Crawled to the shore and looked around I expected something better Abruptly and to my surprise All the things I thought were mine Vanished like so many ghosts It was as if they never mattered The moon was full The hour was none There was nothing to do So I came undone I came undone I went to the river and braved the tide I expected something better

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released May 1, 2012

Produced, engineered, and mixed by Jay Pinto
Mastered by Ed Brooks at RFI Mastering, Seattle, WA

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Jay Pinto Seattle, Washington

Jay Pinto's 2017 self-titled album is an unvarnished acoustic/vocal reimagining of songs written throughout his 35-year career. Fans of Jay's solo work or his material from the Bananafish years will appreciate this intimate glimpse into his world, where universal themes like love, hope, friendship and fulfillment all ring with notes of both melancholy and joy. ... more

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