Collected Songs Vol. I

by Jack Dwyer

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These songs were self-recorded in April and August of 2013 in Port Townsend, WA with additional tracking in Portland, OR.

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released September 25, 2013

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Track Name: Surrender
Surrender

in the doorway looking hard
piece pointed at my heart
mouth cutting like an old bonesaw
trying to make me draw

but I’m not gonna fight
I’ve got nothing to hide
I’ve got no arms besides these two to hold you tight
so drop your weapons
reach your hands to the sky
please surrender
to me tonight

I wish I knew what to do
what to say when there’s no getting through
you’re barricaded up in your room
and I’m down in the street calling to you

but I’m not gonna fight
I’ve got nothing to hide
I’ve got no arms besides these two to hold you tight
so drop your weapons
reach your hands to the sky
please surrender
to me tonight

I need a break I need some room
cause it’s always an ambush when I’m with you
hold your fire you’ve got me on the run
if you’re not careful you might shoot me down

why don’t you let down your guard
afraid someone might steal your heart
sometimes it’s better to lose
why keep it if it gives you the blues

but I’m not gonna fight
I’ve got nothing to hide
I’ve got no arms besides these two to hold you tight
so drop your weapons
reach your hands to the sky
please surrender
to me tonight
Track Name: Snakeskin
I told you I was a cowboy
and all along it was a ploy
but I never thought it would destroy
all the things we’d felt

you told me you were magic
and said you’d grant a single wish
I wanted you to show your tricks
but I never thought you’d tell

the two of us were taken in
and we fell in love with each other’s snake skin
what can you do what can you say
when the one you love has already
slipped away

don’t shake your rattle at me
you’re to blame as much as me
you saw the things you wanted to see
and I saw them just as well

I told you I was no good
you said you never would
and here I thought we understood
I guess you never can tell

the two of us were taken in
and we fell in love with each other’s snake skin
what can you do what can you say
when the one you love has already
slipped away

I thought that I’d be better
at seeing things the way they were
and still I’m not even sure
if I ever knew you well

and now you say you’re leaving
and I see the way that it must be
a kiss goodbye is not as sweet
but I wish you well

the two of us were taken in
and we fell in love with each other’s snake skin
what can you do what can you say
when the one you love has already
slipped away
Track Name: Writing Letters
are the leaves on the ground
is it cold outside
do you think about me
when you shut off the light
do the shadows in your room look like me
do they follow you into your sleep
when you’re dreaming are you dreaming of me

I was never much for writing letters
never seem to find the time to telephone
but I miss you so though I know you wouldn’t know
I’ve got you on my mind
think of you all the time
and I’m trying to find
a way to tell you I wanna make you mine
I think its time

how long are the days
how long are the nights
do you need somebody
to hold you tight
or is he already there
running his hands through your hair
or are you still waiting for him to appear

I was never much for writing letters
never seem to find the time to telephone
but I miss you so though I know you wouldn’t know
I’ve got you on my mind
think of you all the time
and I’m trying to find
a way to tell you I wanna make you mine
I think its time

do you still remember
your old nickname
the new rules we made
for the games we played
am I crazy to hold on this long
cause I’ve tried and I’ve tried to move on
but I’ll never forget a good love song

I was never much for writing letters
never seem to find the time to telephone
but I miss you so though I know you wouldn’t know
I’ve got you on my mind
think of you all the time
and I’m trying to find
a way to tell you I wanna make you mine
I think its time
Track Name: Dreamland
Dreamland

I could spend my time
deep inside your mind
somewhere nice
where I’m by your side
never breaking stride
never asking why
only me and you
in dreamland

here in dreamland
it can happen
anything that
you think of
so just imagine
something nice and
think of everything you love

leaving dreamland
is so hard when
you’re in dreamland
don’t you know
because here in dreamland
it’s so nice that
you would never want to go

dreamland
dreamland
it’s my home and
where I want to be

when I’m asleep
and the slumber’s deep
I start to sneak
back there again
where my heart beats
where you still love me
it could only be
in dreamland

Words and Music by Jack Dwyer
www.jackdwyer.com
Track Name: Diamonds In The Sky
took a walk last night with a friend of mine
stars were out and the moon was shining
my friend was talking about things he'd buy when
he had money and some peace and quiet

I said hey man it's pretty quiet right now
but if you listen you can hear the sounds
of crickets and breezes and trees and houses
and someone's singing in the kitchen with the lights turned out

on a midnight summer breeze out of bed
moonlight paper trees overhead
through their silver leaves all I need
over me can't you see?

there are diamonds in the sky
diamonds in the sky
diamonds in the sky
diamonds in the sky

come by later tell me lies
baby won't you stay the night
I'll make you breakfast in the nude
if you say you love me too

don't need much just a little something
don't need love just a little loving
I want to spend some time with you
we'll try and lose these end times blues

on a midnight summer breeze out of bed
moonlight paper trees overhead
through their silver leaves all I need
over me can't you see?

there are diamonds in the sky
diamonds in the sky
diamonds in the sky
diamonds in the sky

so take a walk with me tonight
we'll walk beneath the starry sky
tell all our secrets to the moon
if the morning don't come to soon

they say the stars are memories
and what they are we'll never see
'cause what we see is just the past
flickering and fading fast

on a midnight summer breeze out of bed
moonlight paper trees overhead
through their silver leaves all I need
over me can't you see?

there are diamonds in the sky
diamonds in the sky
diamonds in the sky
diamonds in the sky