WALK IN THE DARK - Lyrics

 

A Little Room (Rob Lutes) 

Why’d come back so soon?
I was not ready for you
I was only starting to find a little room

I can’t even hold you with my eyes
I’ve got no disguise

Did you ever get to a place?
Too many walls too little space
Too many things that you'd like to erase

My heart doesn’t ever tell me lies
But my head sure tries

When you were on that western ocean
I turned things around and around
I've been alone so long
I can't take that rumbling sound
Of the footsteps you make
They cause a groundswell of fear
And those footsteps you make keep coming down

I dreamed I was a half a mile away from your house
23 and longing for your mouth
I'm a million miles away from that now

I was a child alone and free
You were dark and sweet

When you were on that western ocean
I turned things around and around
I've been alone so long
I can't take that rumbling sound
Of the footsteps you make
They cause a groundswell of fear
And those footsteps you make keep coming down

 

There's No Way to Tell You That Tonight (Rob Lutes) 

James Cotton stepped on stage
And his band began to play 
The shoreline slipped away that night 
Cruising up that coast
I was missing you the most
But his song was very clear, said it's alright 

His guitar player smiled
Skipped a stone a million miles
And James Cotton raised his eyes to the right 
Fanned the heat out wide
We all drifted on that tide
And let go 'til the land was out of sight 

And he took us down 
To the holy ground
And I understood the world in black and white
It's a rolling tear
How I love you dear
But there's no way to tell you that tonight 

The whole room was on fire
And my heart was pure desire
And that band answered every prayer on time
So I put it out this way 
There's no future or past today 
And James Cotton put this song inside my mind

And he took us down 
To the holy ground
And I understood the world in black and white
It's a rolling tear
How I love you dear
But there's no way to tell you that tonight 
There's no way to tell you that tonight 

 

Pumping Love (Rob Lutes) 

Get out of your brain 
There's only darkness on that sea tonight 
Hold up your heart
It's gonna give you just a little light 

We are caught in the middle
And we gotta find a way to smile
You can dance in the riddle
You gotta find a station on the dial 

That's pumping love, pumping love pumping 
Pumping love, pumping love, pumping love

Flat out for years, trying to get a good seat in the sun 
Flat broke in tears, now the fear has got you on the run 
You can shake off those shivers
There is a remedy to the pain 
The radio always delivers
And it'll get your heart to groove again 

Pumping love, pumping love, pumping love
Pumping love, pumping love, pumping love

Pumping love down the side of every hill
Pumping love when the night is cold and still 
Pumping love into every vein 
Pumping love that's as sweet as sugarcane
Pumping love, when you need it bad
Like the finest lover that you ever had

Why suffer now, if you remember what can bring you joy
Takes no know-how, just be a baby with a favourite toy
Turn it on in the evening, let the song whisper in your ear
You will soon be receiving, the only reason that you're even here

Is Pumping love, pumping love, pumping love
Pumping love, pumping love, pumping love
Pumping love, pumping love, pumping love 

 

I Am the Blues (Rob Lutes) 

When you shoulda known better but you weren’t watching carefully
And your life and your love are tumbling into the sea
When everthing is blowing up, and it was you who lit the fuse
That’s when I show up, I am the blues

When heartache and hunger are holding you by the hand
And you're lost in a world that you do not understand
When the morning comes, you’re reaching for a bottle of booze
That’s my warning son, I am the blues

I am the blues like the moon shining in your mind
I am the whisper of the truth, underneath the whine

And I’ll stay with you baby, no I never really disappear
Even when you’re poor,in pain, or sick with debilitating fear
I'll call you home, with a little piece of good news
You’re not alone, I am the blues
You’re not alone, I am the blues

 

Whistling Past the Graveyard (Rob Lutes/Dale Boyle) 

Doesn’t take long ’til the full moon is long gone
When your shadow disappears, it’s like you were never here at all

That’s when the night came across
And your mind sank low, as you tally up the cost

Of the things we didn’t say
Whistling past the graveyard
And all our friends were whistling too
Could’ve found each other in the dark
But we didn’t try too hard
When all we ever wanted
Was to cut the night in two

Now it’s raining hard as hell
I’m still waiting for the ice to melt
Hoping that this flood
Is gonna free my feet from the mud

Before the night comes across
And my mind sinks low as I tally up the cost

Of the things we didn’t say
Whistling past the graveyard
And the whole damn world is whistling too
We could have found each other in the dark
But we didn’t try too hard
When all we ever really wanted
Was to cut the night in two
I want to cut the night in two

 

Walk in the Dark (Rob Lutes/Monique Riedel)

Come out with me where the old dogs bark
What is life but a walk in the dark
They never caught us but they rattled our hearts
What is life but a walk in the dark

We had to find our way
We had to get lost some day
Racing down the boulevard
Stranded in our own backyard

We're just shadows moving through an empty park
What is life but a walk in the dark
We blew on the fire and we made some sparks
What is life but a walk in the dark

You go so far from home
And you get chilled to the bone
Searching for familiar light
Out beneath the stars at night

Living down here is an imperfect art
What is live but a walk in the dark
We hold it together and we fall apart
What is life but a walk in the dark

But won't you turn around
Look at all the love we found
Surely we can raise a smile
And carry on for one more mile

 

Rabbit (Rob Lutes/Dale Boyle) 

Running like a rabbit from a hedge to a hole
Fear is  a hungry habit, that's hard to control
Diving in a burrow, lying in a furrow, all you want to do is hide

Flitting and flying like a moth to a fire
Flapping in a fog of unremitting desire
Never face the quiet on my diet of flickers and flames

Ain't it funny, this life is free
But we will not let it be
We could float down river with love in mind
We chase the shadows 'til we're almost blind

Crawling like a rat, trying to get out of a maze
Get a sniff of liberation but it never stays
I hit this lever to cure my fever 'til it comes around again 

Ain't it funny, this life is free
But it seems so hard to see
We could float down river, really know our minds
We chase the shadows 'til we're almost blind

Now I'm a mighty lion, I got the world by the tail
Never stop to question, I'm not allowed to fail
It's just pride that keeps me tied like a dog on a chain

Ain't it funny, this life is free
But we will not let it be
We could float down river with love in mind
We chase the shadows 'til we're almost blind

 

Bigger (Rob Lutes)

You kind of came to me like light
Gave me your breath in the middle of the night
Laid out like angels in a sanctuary site

Cause if there’s tension, well there’s no trigger
So there’s no wrong end of the gun
No evil demons or tired old ghostly figures
It’s just one on one

And every day my heart gets bigger
It’s like I’ve opened up and paused
And this whole world seems different than it was

Happy when I meet you in the morning
And I drop all my storylines
I know love is dangerous but I do not heed the warnings
Or the fearfull signs

And everyday my heart gets bigger
It's like I’ve opened up and paused
I hope I never shake these shivers
You have caused

And every day my heart gets bigger
It’s like I’ve opened up and paused
And this whole world is different than it was

 

Hardest Thing of All (Rob Lutes) 

Riding around, looking at all the thing you find around you
I've been there myself, I know it's a hard thing to do
Walking away can take more guts than staying and seeing things through
And sometimes it's the right thing to do 

But the hardest thing of all
Is to stay at home
Knowing that you're somewhere out there
And you're all alone

You're constantly changed, your heart's not ripped out but it's lost and reclaimed
As new joys appear while other ones slowly fade into the gray
It's a normal exchange but I have to tell myself that everyday 
'Cause I miss you baby, and tonight, I'd say

The hardest thing of all
Is to stay at home
Knowing that you're somewhere out there
And you're on your own

The hardest thing of all
Is to stay at home
Knowing that you're somewhere out there
And you're not along 
No you're not alone

 

Believe in Something (Rob Lutes) 

I’m lying here baby
Lying in the snow 
And it feels just like the winter is all I know 
I get cranked up or I get lazy 
It get a crust or a little glow
But I’m ready to leave it all, it’s just a show 

Chorus 
If you believe in something 
That’s somewhere out in time 
You’re bound to chase that dragon up the vine 
You’ll see it in the evening
When you head takes up some wine
Always thinking that you’re gonna be the next one standing in line  

You’re love is like a blanket
Make it big as it can be
Let any body’s soul come on inside
It’ll be all that remains
Of the one you let them see
Don’t let it be the one thing that you learn to hide


Do you believe in something,  
That’s somewhere out in time 
You’ll never see the road for all the signs 
Take a step back in the evening
When you feel you’re in a bind 
Remember just to smile and watch your mind

Bless the windstorms that wake me
As they blow, my flag unfurls
And freedom takes me out for a little twirl
It’s a lifeline in this hazy
Aching endless world 
You are humble when you find that little pearl 


 

Better Past (Rob Lutes)

Get yourself up to dance, let your tight grip go kinda light
There’s a brand new stance and some words that we could recite
Forgive forgive, time is moving fast
You got to give up hope of a better past
Life's a short song baby, show your moves off tonight

There’s a brand new view with those dark glasses off your eyes
And a brand new you that lives, it don’t philosophize
Forgive, forgive, when days are overcast
You got to give up hope of a better past.
And those clouds are gonna clear and show you the beautiful blue skies

Hallelujah, I swear I’m telling it true
I wouldn’t fool ya, it’s what the world wants you to do

Because when the end comes near, we got to let go anyway
Love will speak my dear, will you hear what it has to say?
Forgive, forgive, you can end your fast
You got to give up hope of a better past
The hardest part baby is to get out of your own way

Hallelujah, I swear I’m telling it true
Forgiveness will sooth ya, it’ll make you feel almost brand new

Get yourself up to dance, let your feet get funky on the floor
Give your soul a chance, let your sunken spirit soar
Forgive forgive, time is moving fast, you got to give up hope of a better past
Let’s leave it tonight baby, I’ll be waiting by the kitchen door
Ahh, let's leave tonight baby, I'll be waiting by the kitchen door