Joy, Pain, Love, Songs

by lewis knudsen

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From the soft folk to brash piano pop, from gritty blues to gut-wrenching soul, this genre-defying album is sure to keep you on your toes, track by track.

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released 09 June 2014

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Track Name: All I Need
I ain't got no money
I ain't got change
I ain't got a dollar bill
To my name
I ain't got a dime
I ain't got a cent
But I got a lot
A whole lotta love
That I haven't yet spent

I ain't got no rubies
I ain't got no pearls
I ain't got no diamond earrings
To give to mu girl
But what I do have
I'll share with you
Cause what we've got is all we need
When this life is through

I ain't got no mansion
Here on this earth
All my possessions
Don't got no worth
But I put my stock in
My future rest
So if you're askin me
I got all I need
And I'm truly blessed

I ain't got no money
I ain't got change
I ain't got a dollar bill
To my name
I ain't got a dime
I ain't got a cent
But I got a lot
A whole lotta love
That I haven't yet spent
Track Name: Head Over Heels
I know you've got the winning hand
The game is rigged this has all been planned

But don't go reach for your keys just yet
I've still got something I haven't bet

Don't you know I'm head over heels for you

I've been singing for you on stage
There's nothing left for me to hide away

Yeah, yeah I fear you know too much
You see right through my disguises and such

I guess you know I'm head over heels for you

I've got something I want to say
Been thinking about it
Since before I was awake

I don't want to be friends
I could never pretend

When I'm head over heels for you
I'm head over heels for you
I'm head over heels
For you

I could not sleep the past two nights
And I know this won't come out quite right

I've had quite a few friends
And we say our goodbyes
With those tears in our eyes

So I don't want to be friends
I could never pretend

When I'm head over heels for you
Head over heels for you
I'm head over heels
for you
Track Name: Cost of Living
Bricks without straw
Working for Pharaoh
Mucho trabajo
Poco dinero
Life is not short, it's long

There's no free lunch
And prices rise
Earning less and less
The harder I try
Life isn't short, it's long
Life isn't short, it's long

If you walk out the door
You'd best be aware
It hurts to try, and it hurts to care
Life isn't short, it's long

Find the pot of gold
As soon as you do
It moves far, far away from you
Life isn't short, it's long
Life isn't short, it's long

And it's all the cost of living
So let's all sing this song
Life isn't short it's very very very long

Get as much as you can
Then give it away
Go into debt
Then somehow pay
Life is not short, it's long

Pour it all in
None for yourself
Most of it's covered in dust on the shelf
Life is not short, it's long
Life is not short, it's long
Life is not short, it's long

Take a deep breath
You're gonna make it
Put on a smile
It's okay if you fake it
Life isn't short, it's long

Make sure that you laugh
Cause you're gonna cry
When you do your best,
Finish last, and sigh:
"Life isn't short, it's long,
Life isn't short, it's long."

And it's all the cost of living
So let's all sing this song
Life is not short it's very very very long

And it's all the cost of living
So let's all sing this song
Life is not short it's very very very long
Life is not short it's very very very long
Life is not short it's very
Very very
Very very
Very very
Very very
Long
Track Name: All My Chains are Songs
I am free from my burdens
All my chains are gone
Now all I have left
Is a heart so full of songs

My pain is all gone and I'm gonna
Sing to you
My pain is all gone and I'm gonna sing
I'm gonna sing to you

Now my heart has been lifted
Out from the sand and the mud
Now all I have to lift
Is a heart so full of love

My pain is all gone and I'm gonna
Sing to you
My pain is all gone and I'm gonna sing
I'm gonna sing to you

You are standing right beside me
I'm not alone anymore
In you I have all I was
Waiting for and more

My loneliness is gone and I'm gonna
Sing to you
My loneliness is gone and I'm gonna sing
to you


Why should I not be glad?
(repeat)

I am free from my burdens
All my chains are songs
Track Name: Diamond In the Rough
You can't have my little diamond in the rough
I know you think you're pretty hot stuff
You been takin' never waitin' and it's never enough
I know you think you're pretty hot stuff
But you can't
Have my little diamond in the rough
No you can't
Have my little diamond in the rough

I'm gonna sing you a madrigal
It's number 500 in the black and blue hymnal
You're gonna get denied and this'll be the signal singin'
Number 500 in the black and blue hymnal to you

You can't have my little diamond in the rough
I know you think you're pretty hot stuff
You been takin' never waitin' and it's never enough
I know you think you're pretty hot stuff
But you can't
Have my little diamond
In the rough
No you can't
Have my little diamond in the rough

I will fight you to the end
I'll fight you to the death
Then I'll fight you once again

Bring anyone you can
I'll fight you to the end
So go tell all your friends

Bring anything you can
Your tricks and magic spells
Your whistles and your bells

I'll still fight you to the end
And there is not one doubt
You'll get knocked down and dragged out

No you can't have my little diamond in the rough
Track Name: I Don't Have Anything to Hide
I don't have anything to hide
Except my heroin
I don't have anything to hide
Except my gamblin'
I don't have anything to hide
Except my sex addiction
Aside from that I don't have anything to hide


I don't have anything to hide
Except I was on the job sleepin'
I don't have anything to hide
Except creative bookkeeping
I don't have anything to hide
Except the killing and the stealing
Aside from ­that I don't have anything to hide

I burned the proof but
The smoke gave me away
Took care of the witnesses
But they came back from the grave
The door was locked
But somehow someone saw
It is not me, it is not you, it is us all

I don't have anything to hide
Except all the things ill-gotten
I don't have anything to hide
Except the food gone rotten
I don't have anything to hide
Except a little drinking problem
Other than that I've got nothing to hide

I don't have anything to hide
Except my imperfections
All my fake prescriptions
And the rigged elections

I don't have anything to hide
Except mass genocide
And suicide
Other than that nothing really comes to mind

I burned the proof
But the smoke gave me away
I took care of the witnesses
But they came back from the grave
The door was locked
But somehow someone saw
It is not me it is not you it is us all

Oh we got a lot to hide
We can't take it anymore
Oh we got a lot to hide
And it's way to much to bear

We're gonna quit these foolish games
Go down to the river to pray
We're gonna stop pretending Lord
We're gonna get it washed away, washed away

We're gonna quit these foolish games go down
To the river to pray
Gonna stop pretending Lord, we're gonna get it washed away
Washed away
Track Name: Whatever Happens
I’d give up my excuses
And I'd give up all my pride
If you would be my home
And if I could live inside

I’d move all my stuff out
It’s not worth a dime
If you would be my home
And if I, if I can know you're mine

Whatever happens
I love you
Even when I don’t know where you are
Whatever happens
I love you
Caught between the sand and the stars

I’ll give up my money
I’ll give you everything I own
If you would take the place of it
Just you and you alone

I’ll clear it out tonight
I’ll be moved out by 5
If you will be my home
If I can know you’re mine.

Whatever happens
I love you
Even when I don’t know where you are
Whatever happens
I love you
Caught between the sand and the stars
Track Name: I Want You
Most of the time
You don't treat me right
You never call
And you stay out all night
But everything's perfect
Come the morning light
And each time I'm sure you'll stay

You play hard to get
The best I've ever seen
You're nice after noon
But by evening you're mean
In front of our friends
You're making a scene
And still this is all I can say:

I want you
More and more

I want you
More and more
Track Name: Color of My Life
When I'm on my own
The sky above seems grayer than it ever really should be
When I'm on my own
The whole wide world seems drained of all the things that make it happy

But when I am with you
The sky could not be more blue
Even if it wanted to
And I notice that roses are red
And I notice that violets are blue
And the color of my life is you

When I'm on my own
My eyes begin to do this thing where everything grows duller
When I'm on my own
The thought of seeing you is all that I can see in color

But when I am with you
The sky could not be more blue
Even if it wanted to
And I notice that roses are red
And I notice that violets are blue
And the color of my life is you
Track Name: I Dream of You
Well I never remember my dreams
Always been that way, I don't know why
But when I saw you in that place
Between unconscious and awake
It stayed in my mind

I looked around not knowing where I was
How I got there I could not recall
But I saw this beautiful sight
In the middle of my night
And it stayed with me all day long

I know it's 4 A.M. where you are
I'm under the sun, you're under the stars
And I was sitting here wondering if you dream about me
Because oooh
I dream of you
I dream of you

It's such a long time to be so far away
And I've been thinking 'bout you every day
So no matter how much sleep I lack
I'm gonna see you first thing when I get back
I won't be tired

I know it's 4 A.M. where you are
I'm under the sun, you're under the stars
And I was sitting here wondering if you dream about me
Because oooh
I dream of you
I dream of you
I dream of you
I dream of you
Track Name: I Wanna Spend All My Love on You
Is it how you smile, every time I see ya
Is it how you laugh, and it's so for real
Is it the jokes we made, that only we know, well
I don't know, I don't know I don't know

Is it when you're gone, the way I miss you
Is it when you're here, the way I get to kiss ya
is it the things we do, is it the places we go oh
I don't know I don't know I don't know I don't know
I just know

I wanna spend all my love on you, girl
I wanna spend all my love on you
I already searched the whole world through
For you, and now I know
I wanna spend all my love on you

Is it how you put, your hand in mine
Is it how your eyes, say it's gonna be fine
Is it when I'm with you
How I completely lose track of time, well
I don't know, I don't know, I don't know

Is it how you drink, your coffee black
Is it at the movie, those questions you ask
Is it what you do, or just the way you are oh
I don't know, I don't know I suppose it's all of those and more

I wanna spend all my love on you, girl
I wanna spend all my love on you
I already searched the whole world through
For you, and now I know
I wanna spend all my love on you

What is it, that makes me wanna spend all my love on you?
x8

I wanna spend all my love on you, girl
I wanna spend all my love on you
I already searched the whole world through
For you, and now I know
I wanna spend all my love on you

repeat
Track Name: Dance
I came here only for the music
And for music I will stay
I don't have any moves I know
I know but I'll move anyway
Oh oh oh
hey hey hey

And as I notice the attire I can see I'm under-dressed
And if this does not impress you
I could really not care less
Oh oh oh
hey hey hey

So dance
In your pajamas
Dance
Beneath the canvas
Dance
Like water in a frying pan
Dance dance dance
Just cause you can

Our universe is a string section
Spun into a melody
Partly cacophony
But with acute pop sensibilities
And we're on movement three
Of the symphony
1, 2, 3, go!

We turn the TV on and off and on and off
Oh what's the point
This time is out of joint
And I know we were born to set it right
Here is some news
I know you can use
yeah, you don't need shoes
If you want to
Dance
In your pajamas
Dance
Beneath the canvas
Dance
Like water in a frying pan
Dance dance dance
Just cause you can

Music can bring us together said
Music will bring us together said
Music's gonna bring us together
Second cousins and all the stepmothers

Music can bring us together said
Music will bring us together said
Music's gonna bring us together
From the bossy big sisters to the
Sneaky little brothers

Music can bring us together said
Music will bring us together said
Music's gonna bring us together
The great great uncles and all of the others