Hello World Lyrics

Lyrics for the songs on HELLO WORLD by John Munnelly Music
(released June 2013)

Click Track Titles to go to lyric:

  1. We should go blind

  2. People Die

  3. Nowhere Without You

  4. Legends

  5. Did I leave the cubicle?

  6. Make my move real soon

  7. Price of the medicine

  8. Disappointed Me

  9. Things Change

  10. Mess Up
  11. Father

HELLO WORLD LYRICS

We should go blind

We tell ourselves lies so we can live

‘til we learn our lesson; how to forgive

breaking our knees and hearts

on the cruel stones

blood on the walls

to show what is owned

 

Chorus:    We should go blind, we should go blind,

We should go, we should go, we should go blind *2

 

Things fall apart, the center can’t hold

trading good and mercy

for counterfeits gold

waving their spears, sharpening swords

in the vale of the shadows

where the angel’s ignored … Chorus

 

Historys forgotten so we do it twice

every 20 years (or so) Adam leaves paradise

Lessons not remembered

we repeat what’s before

and what’s already happened

is what’s in store -

 

We should go blind, so we won’t see

looting of our freedoms and democracy

better no ears than hear hypocritical lies

the flag wrapped in popcorn, dipped in syrup and flies

 

It’s nightfall, how will it end

not such a mystery, heaven forfend

empires rise and the King falls

numbered, weighed, found wanting

written on the wall

People die

People die all the time except you and I right

People cry all the while maybe you and I might

People try to behave

People curse and be betrayed

People lie, oh why oh why oh why

 

People Love all the time maybe you and I right

People fuck all the while, I hoped that you and I might

People like to be depraved

but mostly end up well behaved

people sigh oh why oh why oh why

 

late at night we hear the tribal drumming

late at night we know the full moons coming

late at night and our guitars we are a strumming

late at night

 

people hate all the time except you and I wrong

people can’t be right all the time

how long can we go on?

people try to go out

young boy and girl did not work out

crying why oh why oh why

 

People laugh all the time maybe you and I right

People smile all the while maybe you & I might

People touch (and) people stare

we’re all people everywhere

crying why oh why oh why oh why oh why

© Copyright & (P) John Munnelly LaughJohnLaugh Music ASCAP

 

http://johnmunnellymusic.com

 

Legends (c) John Munnelly

Growing up in Nowhere Ville, back end of beyond

born into lack,  always put upon

Survived the ‘dangers & the swamp,  addiction & disease

Different from the pack, for that reason was lonely

 

I journey on

til I am gone

knowing all along

that I was legend

 

Ooh Ooh Oh Oh Oh

We are legends

We are legends

We are legends

I believe

 

Failed at futile battles, but we’re going to win the war

Lost our way on distraught detours, yet we’ve journeyed far

Had dreams and healing visions, saw the future bright and clear

seeing the bigger picture prayed God  ‘get me out of here’

 

We carry on

Singing our own song

Miss me when I’m gone

Cause I was legend

 

Ooh Ooh Oh Oh Oh

We are legends

We are legends

We are legends

I believe

Still not where we want to be we know it’s transitory

passing by and making friends becoming part of history

legends in our lifetimes elevating from the masses

knowing whatever comes at us is not staying, it will pass us

Oh Oh Oh Oh Oooh -

We are legends, We are legends, We are legends

I believe

NOWHERE WITHOUT YOU          by  J Munnelly & A Calder

I’d rather be in Ireland, hiking in the rain

Painting scenes in Paris or chasing bulls in Spain

I’d rather be in Antigua, lying on the sand

Reading cheesy novels with a Rum Punch in my hand

All these places sound really cool

but it’s wishful thinking

I’d be a fool

‘Cause I’d be no one

I’d be nothing too

I’d be nowhere without you

It’s snowed sixteen inches in Central Park today

Down under it’s still summer, WOULDN’t have to wait ‘til May

I’ll buy the winning ticket in the lottery tonight

Then travel ‘round the world on a 1st-class airline flight

All these places

Sound really cool

But who needs them

WHAT WOULD I DO

‘Cause I’d be no one

I’d be nothing too

I’d be nowhere without you

Let’s pretend we’re on vacation

call in sick today

Sleep in and order take-out

AS IF we’re on an exotic holiday

SO Forget all this dreaming ‘bout where I’d rather be
‘Cause everything I’m needing is right here next to me

Lots of places                                                                                                Sound really cool
But they do n’t make me feel
The way you do                                                                                           I’d be no one
I’d be nothing too
I’d be nowhere without you
I’d be nowhere without you

—-

Did I leave the cubicle (or did the cubicle leave me?) CUBICLE SONG -

Scratching in the office bored out of my brain

I was squinting at a spreadsheet trying to explain

plotting how to change could I survive without this job

jumpy from the coffee a man facing his lynch mob

 

Did I leave the cubicle or the cubicle leave me

I supposed that I got pissed off with the way things were for me

always an emergency something to fix ‘cause it was broke

and the thing that kept me going was my girlfriend and my jokes

 

Did I Leave the cubicle or the cubicle leave me?

I picked up the phone, well it was ringing on my desk

LaughJohnLaugh’s Tech Department you know I am the best

She said; ‘I’ve got a situation, could you ever hurry in’

I know how to fix it; turn it off and on again

 

Hello open door

You’re scary that’s for sure

HELLO WORLD come on in

HELLO WORLD come on in

 

The time it came to leave there cause my race was run

only so much a man can take ‘n’ say that it’s still fun

Waved goodbye,  packed a box,  left by the side door

nostalgia welling up, but it’s not like that any more

 

—-

 

 

Make My Move Real Soon

 

She looks SO hot in that little dress

In my ripped jeans I feel a mess

Talking TOO loud to impress

realize that more is less

 

going to make a move real soon

going to make my move real soon

 

Now she’s turned to walk away

should I follow her or stay

wait to long and I may fail

party pales and she may bail

going to make a move real soon

gotta make my move real soon

 

Here goes nothing

going to crash and burn

Is that me talking

my stomach yearns

I hear me joking

and she’s smiling

hey Mr Shyness

going to be all right

I’m going to make my move tonight

going to make my move tonight

 

LA LA LA LA ….

 

Want to touch her and caress

What can I do so I impress?

demonstrate I’m not a fool

that I’m the King of Cool

going to make a move real soon

going to make a move real soon

 

Fasten courage to the mast

catch the winning touchdown pass

throw yourself into life’s game

 

gotta make your move

gotta make your move

gotta make

your move

 

Whoah she sat down on my knee

I walked her home with urgency

please go out with me again

don’t’ want this night to end

 

gonna make my move

gonna make my move

real soon

 

The price of the medicine

Carl’s a married man, his wife is sick

Pregnant with their second kid

needs special meds, but they cost a lot

too much for him, which he has n’t got

He get’s to choose between a bankruptcy

and the life of his wife’s unborn baby

Is this the way it has to be?

    it’s the price of the medicine…

 

Ohhh

Tom never thought he’d get this strange disease

lost his hair, his insides bleed

dressed in a gown, in a hospital bed

tubes in his mouth, so he can be fed

don’t know if he’s alive or dead

but he’s got nothing left to lose, financially bled

Is this the way it has to be?

    for the price of the medicine…

 

Ohh

 

Sitting, gripping my child’s left hand

She can’t eat and I can’t stand

We’re running out of time on the insurance plan

Three days pills in my right palm

What I’m going to do when the 3 days pass

can’t pay anymore, is this middle-class?

I’m officially broke it’s the end of the line

It’s the price of the medicine

—-

Disappointed Me

Time and moneys stupid game

it went wrong and I’m to blame

Daddy’s gone, I feel despair

didn’t know I needed to be there.

life gets broken can’t be fixed

all smashed up like broken sticks

in a hole oh! the cold ground

where he can’t speak or hear my sound

 

Priceless time we had was lost

all ‘cause I stopped to count the cost

and what’s left is ash and dust

disappointed me

disappointed me

 

Not someone else’s Dad that died

Don’t want this pain I feel inside

but there’s nowhere to run and hide

no way to flee, from me.

Say the rules to me again

Explain why the sudden end?

got such a short time on the earth

80 years from birth to dirt.

CHORUS

Bridge

There were warnings didn’t take it

my mistake – I thought I’d make it

Didn’t take a flight or cross the sea

Now Mammys martyred silence

hangs like a quiet violence

and brings more regrets and so I’ll always be

 

disappointed me disappointed me

BREAK

 

Mistakes were made what can be done

Double rainbows setting sun

one life ends and one’s begun

- disappointed me.

 

  

THINGS CHANGE (Munnelly/Calder)

DON’T LOVE YOU LIKE I USED TO

LIGHTS OUT, LIKE A FUSE BLEW

DON’T LOVE YOU LIKE I USED TO YESTERDAY

THE AIR BETWEEN US COLDER

THE RUSH OF NEWNESS OVER

CRASHING INTO OUR OWN HEARTBREAK

 

FEELING LOST AND TORN

CRYING WHAT WENT WRONG

FALLING OUT OF LOVE TO LONELY TIMES

DON’T LOVE YOU LIKE I USED TO

EMOTIONS DRAINED AWAY

THESE CHANGES, UNEXPECTED

HAVE HAPPENED ANYWAY

THINGS CHANGE

NO TALKING LIKE WE USED TO

OUR TIES HAVE SLOWLY BURNT THROUGH

A COLD REALITY IS IN OUR FACE

WE CLING ONTO EACH OTHER

THEN BREAK AND RUN FOR COVER

IMPRISONED WITH NO ESCAPE

WRITING’S ON THE WALL

NO USE FINDING FAULT

REALIZING WE CAN’T TURN BACK TIME

DON’T LOVE YOU LIKE I USED TO

INSIDE WE’RE NOT THE SAME

THESE CHANGES, UNEXPECTED

HAVE HAPPENED ANYWAY

THINGS CHANGE

TIME PASSES, LIFE HAPPENS

WERE WE TOO BLIND TO SEE

NO STOPPING THE BLEEDING

THE WOUNDS ARE JUST TOO DEEP

 

DON’T LOVE YOU LIKE I USED TO

OH, WHY MUST WE END THIS WAY, YEAH

DO WE HAVE TO ACCEPT IT

OR IS THIS JUST THE WAY

 

THINGS CHANGE

OH, THINGS CHANGE (2X) THINGS CHANGE (2X)

—–

  

Don’t want to mess up

All the rules have changed

My work’s gone belly up

I may fall and break my luck

do n’t want to mess up

 

Got a brand new shirt

has an extra pocket sewn;

Man put his hand in

and takes what he don’t own

Don’t want to mess up

 

Don’t want to mess up

Don’t want to mess up

 

Don’t want to lay down

so he can walk on me

keep my two feet on the ground

shun this weird gravity

Got a brand new hat

Looks really well on me

but I have to take it off

& beg, for my salary

Don’t want to mess up

 

Inside my head there’s a fire burning

In my soul there’s a thirst, a yearning

For justice, mercy,

and some generosity

 

I’ve been here before

shown the handle on the door

Could I speak my mind

Take back what is mine

 

Don’t want to mess up

Don’t want to mess up

Don’t want to

Don’t want to

Don’t want to mess up

 

I wonder what happened to my father ( SECRET )

 

I was ten & I was playing in a puddle

Mom said ‘take this bag, we’re leaving here away’

I joined the other children in a huddle

on the bus I asked if Dad was going with us today

 

Mom knows but she won’t say

treats me like it doesn’t matter anyway

if he’s not here then we’ll move on

why’s it such a secret where my Dad has gone ?

why’s it such a secret where my Dad has gone?

 

Secret (repeats)

 

I wonder what happened to my father

I’m his son, you’d think I ought to know

Mom won’t say and changes subject

“Ahh son that was so very long ago”

 

CHORUS and Secret

 

I’m still a child looking back over my shoulder

hoping to see him one more time and then he’d wave

 

Mom knows but she won’t say

treat’s me like it doesn’t matter anyway

cause he’s dead and I’ve moved on

why’s it such a secret where my Dad has gone ?

why’s it such a secret where my Dad has gone?

 

Secret (repeats)

 

Even now I feel I’m supposed to keep this hidden

Cause he was doing something covert during the war

We swapped the Ho Chi Minh for Pennsylvania

but I never got to see his grave so I could mourn

 

Chorus

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