The Very Soul of Me II

by Eliot Wilder

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Met a stranger on the highway
Her lips were full and her hair was blond
I asked her where she was headed to
Somewhere 'tween here and the great beyond

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released September 28, 2016

This record is a sequel to "The Very Soul of Me," which can be found here: eliotwilder.bandcamp.com/album/the-very-soul-of-me

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Track Name: The Big Comedown
Comes a time you're going up, up, up
And nothing, nothing could be better
It's like you're standing on top of the world, yeah
You're a real go-getter
Everyone wants to know you
Everyone wants to be your friend
You believe it will go on this way
That the stairs you're on they don't descend

Look out, look out
Here comes the big comedown
Look out, look out
There goes your golden crown

You live your golden life of privilege
You can't imagine it differently
Everyone's at your beck and call
And you treat 'em all abysmally
Everyone tells you yes, yes, yes
They say they love you madly
But they are waiting for you to fall
And then they'll crush you oh so gladly

You've always been such a big, big man
Used to doing things your own way
Don't wanna hear you're big dumb jerk
Don't wanna know about your judgment day
Track Name: Somewhere Back There
Running
And I'm hiding
Never get too far away
From my past
Dreaming, yeah
I am drifting
Trying to make all my
Dreams and my fantasies last

I am somewhere
Somewhere
Somewhere
I am somewhere
Somewhere back there

Memories, oh yeah
I got mementos
I still got all of my toys
On my shelf
Broken, oh yeah
And I am busted
I ain't no good not to no one
Not even to myself

Shattered, oh yeah
Yeah I'm shattered
Only thing that I got
Is something long ago
Back there, yeah
I'm still back there
When it comes to today
I don't wanna know
Track Name: The Longest Ride of My Life
I looked out at the road ahead
The longest ride of my life
Didn't know if I were alive or dead
The longest ride of my life

I took my car out on the highway
Hadn't driven in years
Did not care where I was headed, boy
Out beyond the trail of tears

I drove out to oblivion
The longest ride of my life
The sky was as black as obsidian
The longest ride of my life

Met a stranger on the highway
Her lips were full and her hair was blond
I asked her where she was headed to
Somewhere 'tween here and the great beyond
Track Name: Just Say Yes
Why you so resistant
Why you not join in
Come on and be a part of us
You're no better than us Gunga Din

Don't you stand on the sidelines
Don't you stand and judge
You can live yourself a better life
If you don't hold a grudge

Hey there Mister Bummer
Why you so upset
You gotta lower your expectations
This is as good as it's gonna get
Hey there Mister Downer
Why you such a mess
Things would be a heck of a lot better
If you'd just say yes

Don't you wanna join us
Don't you wanna join in the fun
We can cruise on All Shallow's Eve
If you'll excuse the pun

We all love to look at ourselves
And watch as others look too
We pass it 'round the internet
That's all what we know what to do
Track Name: Bourbon Rain
The air is thick
Lays a lacquer on the streets
And girls do a cha-cha
In their underwear
The dew point is so high
Your clothes they never dry
And there's always a frizz in your hair

I am soaked to my soul
In the bourbon rain
A stick in a shoal
In the bourbon rain
Won't you throw me a rope
In the bourbon rain
You're my one and only hope
In the bourbon rain

The air is heavy
And the sweat it beads up on your skin
Like mottles on a brown paper bag
You can't get dry
No deodorant is strong enough
So you walk around like a wet old rag

The air is fat
And it swallows you like a coat
Makes it hard for you to catch your breath
The forecast is grim
And I am soaked down to my socks
I'm afraid I might catch my death
Track Name: Top Shelf
I am going up to the highest height
And nothing, nothing's gonna stop me
Yeah, I am going up to the highest height
And nothing, nothing's gonna top me
I am bright and and I am sharp
And nothing's gonna get in my way
I ain't no stooge and I ain't no innocent
I use a little foul play

Top shelf

I am gonna rule the whole civilized world
And no one, no one will halt me
I am gonna rule the whole civilized world
And no one, no one's gonna fault me
I am sly and I'm a fleet
And people wanna join my flock
I am clever and I am scary
Yet people wanna buy my stock

Top shelf

I am gonna be the kind of kings
And no one will be contrary
Yeah, I am gonna be the kind of kings
And I will have no adversary
I am cool and I am sexy
Many people like my hair
I have fame and I have moolah
And I don't have to be fair

Top shelf
Track Name: Don't Wanna Discuss It
You always nag me
About every little thing
You don't let nothing go
I wish you saw things
From my point of view
'Cause then you'd know what I know

Don't wanna have to always give myself up
Don't wanna say what's on my mind
And if you keep on with a-bugging me
I'll be extremely unkind

Don't wanna talk about it
Don't wanna hear what you have to say
Don't wanna talk about it
Just shut your mouth and go away
Don't wanna discuss it
Don't wanna discuss it
I don't wanna discuss it

You're always on me to tell you how I feel
But there is nothing you haven't been told
You keep a-pushing and a-prodding me
As if one day you will strike gold

Don't take my silence for indifference
I won't be venting my spleen
When I say I don't want to be a-talkin'
That's exactly what I mean
Track Name: The Joke's on Me
Thought that I could make it fly
Thought I could be that kind of guy
But the joke's on me
Thought I could be your number one
Turns out I'm all washed up and done
And the joke's on me
Baby

Thought that I got it all down jake
Didn't know so much stuff was at stake
And the joke's on me
Wish I had just a lick of sense
Wouldn't be so stuck if I weren't so dense
And the joke's on me
Baby

Ha-ha-ha-ha
The joke's on me

I used to wish upon a star
But wishing sure didn't get me far
And the joke's on me
I used to think there was always hope
But now I know I'm a big ol' dope
And the joke's on me

I'm a fool baby
Yeah, that's me confessin'
I'm a fool baby
Well you know that I ain't messin'
I'm a fool baby
I'm as dumb as they come
I'm a fool baby
That's a rule of thumb
Track Name: Done It All Wrong
Thought I done it right
Fighting the good fight
But I done it all wrong
Thought I got it straight
Thought I was first rate
But I done it all wrong

I had such good intention
Gonna build a great invention
Gonna reinvent the wheel
And I would be a big frickin' deal

I wasted my whole life long
Doing it wrong

Thought I was so smart
That I'd play a crucial part
But I done it all wrong
Thought I'd be a king
And everyone would kiss my ring
But I done it all wrong

I designed a crest
I built myself a nest
I threw up a monument
Now I wonder where it went

Set the world shaking
Didn't think that I was faking
But I done it all wrong
Thought I'd build a base
For the whole human race
But I done it all wrong

I'd live it to the hilt
With all the shit I built
I'd take us for a ride
With God on my side
Track Name: Cool Down
When it's gotten all too much
You gotta cool down, cool down
When you think you are losing touch
You gotta cool down, cool down
When you think you're gonna blow your top
Hey, cool down
When the heat don't stop
Yeah, cool down
Be an ice man

When you find yourself pushed you aside
You gotta cool down, cool down
When your rights are denied
You gotta cool down
When an asshole grabs your subway seat
Hey, cool down
When a jerk posts you an angry tweet
Yeah, cool down

Be cool baby
Don't lose it
Be cool baby
Just defuse it

When you wanna pick up a gun
You gotta cool down, cool down
When it seems all the bad guys have won
You gotta cool down, cool down
When you think you are at the end
Hey, cool down
You have a chance to transcend
Yeah, cool down
Track Name: It's All a Lie!
Every single thing you ever
Thought for sure
Is a lie
Every single fact you
Thought was fact
Is a lie
It's all a lie
Every truth that some kid told you
Is a lie
Every girl who said she really cared
She's a lie
It's all a lie

Every mayor who has flapped his jaw
He's a lie
Every dad who said he loved ya
It's a lie
Every friend who has promised his shirt
It's a lie
And every priest who said God bless ya
It's a lie
It's all a lie

Every sister who made bad faith
She's a lie
And every brother who ever beat ya
He's a lie
And every boss who ever
Messed with your head
He's a lie
And every doctor who
Pretended that she cared
She's a lie
It's all a lie