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Over You

What am I Waiting For?

Can't Go to Sleep

Legalese

When We Were Younger

Wall Street

Can't Complain

Plastic Flowers

Richie's Room

The Stories in Your Eyes

Ebby's Lament

Inside

Getting Better

Finnless

One Chance

Time Gone By

Train Surfer

Christmas with Me

 

Con on Me

The Emperor Has No Clothes

Morning Rain

What Happened Next Door

All I Really Want is You

Now and Forever

Tell Me

She's My Girl

God on Television

Shelter Rock Road

Mid Life Crisis

Promises

All You Debs

The Emperor Has No Clothes (Acoustic)

 

Over You (Manchisi-Greene)

I almost threw your pictures out but Iíve nothing to replace them yet

If only we had one more chance, I still donít think Iíd make that bet

Itís nothing that you do, that makes me think of you

Itís nothing that you do, that makes me think of you

I almost drove by your house tonight but I was running low on gas

We stayed together 13 years, they said that it would never last

Itís something that you do, that makes me think of you

Itís something that you do, that makes me think of you

Iím so glad Iím over you, Iím over you

Iím so really glad weíre through, glad we are through

I almost had a dream about you and I wasnít even sleeping

I thought Iíd have some to share, the time that you were keeping

I almost dialed your number tonight but I couldnít find the telephone

You always had somewhere to go, I kind of like to be alone

Itís everything that you do, that makes me think of ou

Itís everything that you do, that makes me think of you

Iím so glad Iím over you, Iím over you

Iím so really glad weíre through, glad we are through...

 

What Am I Waiting For? (Manchisi-Greene)

What am I waiting for, tomorrowís just around the bend

Yesterday I said the same thing, now Iím waiting like a fool again

What am I waiting for, my horoscope for some direction

Close my eyes and cross my fingers, a change is just a minor correction

Things could be different, If I could

Find a four leaf clover, Act a little older

If I could pickup a penny,

Think of the times that Iíve been here before

What am I waiting for, the first day of the new year

Maybe Iíll make a difference, right after I finish this beer

What am I waiting for, someone to show me the way

If it would only stop raining, tomorrowís a brighter day

Things could be different, If I could

Find a four leaf clover, Act a little older

If I could pickup a penny,

Think of the times that Iíve been here before

What am I waiting forÖÖ

 

Canít Go to Sleep (Manchisi-Greene) 

Donít need no coffee, donít need no tea

Donít want nobody around me

Cause Iím tired, and I canít go to sleep

I wear my eyemask, I take my pills

I just canít seem to lie here still

And Iím tired, and I canít go to sleep

Close your eyes and dream

Iím so tired I could scream

I start to panic, I start to shake

I donít know how much more I can take

Cause Iím tired and I canít go to sleep

Iím in the back room, lyiní on the couch

Yes Iím so testy, Iím such a grouch

Iím damn tired and I canít go to sleep

Close your eyes and dream

Iím so tired I could scream

Close your eyes and dream

Iím so tired I could scream

 

Legalese (Manchisi-Greene)

May I make a motion, cause something ainít quite right

Weíre wasting hard earned money and there ainít no end in sight

I ainít killed nobody, I ainít done no crime

But Iím facing sure conviction cause I havenít got a dime

Her opening and closing were so hard to understand

Her overruled objections appeared to be in high demand

Her cross examinations seemed to me a bit off base

She made a nice impression but forgot to plead my case

Legalese, higher fees, dot the Iís and cross the Tís

Legalese, Iím, on my knees, for a clear translation please

Who will plead my case now, who will set me free

Because Iíve got no money the court has sent an appointee

So tell opposing counsel tell the judge and the jury

And maybe Iíll appeal it when I get a law degree

Her opening and closing were so hard to understand

Her overruled objections appeared to be in high demand

Her cross examinations seemed to me a bit off base

She made a nice impression but forgot to plead my case

Legalese, higher fees, dot the Iís and cross the Tís

Legalese, Iím, on my knees, for a clear translation please

No deliberations, the juryís sealed my fate

Come visit me in Sing Sing, Iíll be making license plates

Legalese, higher fees

Legalese, higher fees

Legalese, dot the Iís and cross the TísÖ.

 

When We Were Younger (Manchisi-Greene)

Someone said go and we all jumped to our feet,  when we were younger

We played touch football out on 47th street, when we were younger

On the way to the beach we all sang in the car

Deep down inside I thought we all would be stars

When we were younger I swore I wouldnít cry

I didnít know some day it had to die

Friendships were made to this day are still strong

And Iíll never forget those days that are gone

Mets won the series in the fall of 69, when we were younger

Got in to Searingtown we all had such a time, when we were younger

We all loved the movie a Hard Dayís Night

We didnít know what it meant to be uptight

When we were younger I swore I wouldnít cry

I didnít know some day it had to die

Friendships were made to this day are still strong

And Iíll never forget those days that are gone

The car all packed up we all drove out of Queens, when we were younger

Mom and her sisters cried we all made a scene, when we were younger

On the way to the beach we all sang in the car

Deep down inside I thought we all would be stars

When we were younger I swore I wouldnít cry

I didnít know some day it had to die

Friendships were made to this day are still strong

And Iíll never forget those days that are gone

When we were younger I swore I wouldnít cry

I didnít know some day it had to die

Friendships were made to this day are still strong

I wonít forget the days that are gone

 

Wall Street (Finnegan-Manchisi)  iTunes

I went to Harvard in the Ivy League

I learnt Ďbout money, power and greed

Most of my classmates, turned out to be crooks

Ethics was the one course nobody took

I came of age back in the Reagan years

Amid inflation and deficit fears

Each passing paycheck made me a believer

I close my eyes and I pull down the lever

I work on mergers and Iím filling a void

I never think of the lives Iíve destroyed

You got laid off, youíre probably annoyed

Iíll be rich soon, youíll be unemployed

Working on Wall Street

What do I say, to the poor homeless masses

What do I think, when Iím asked if I care

Well I pick up the pace as I try to walk past them

And when itís safe I make sure my walletís still there

I heard of a company making silicon chips

I bought some options trying to make a big hit

Seven weeks later the company made good

IBM bought them, I knew they would

You think Iím shallow and obsessed with a buck

And I donít care if youíre down on your luck

Iím white and Iím rich and I may buy a gun

What do you want from a Republican

I work on mergers and Iím filling a void

I never think of the lives Iíve destroyed

You got laid off, youíre probably annoyed

Iíll be rich soon, youíll be unemployed

Working on Wall StreetÖ..

 

Canít Complain (Manchisi-Greene)

Things could be worse, things could be better

I could be in prison, I could be in heaven

Your roses are dead, your dreams wonít come true

Iím going crazy, but not over you

All in all, I canít complain

Seems so different itís really the same

All in all, I canít complain

Is the grass really greener I still canít complain

Iím not in love, sad but itís true

You wish for a new chance, you donít have a clue

Cause Iíve got a girl, sheís very sincere

She laughs and she loves me, nothing like you

All in all, I canít complain

Seems so different itís really the same

All in all, I canít complain

Is the grass really greener I still canít complain

People tell me, that Iím very lucky to be here

But I really do believe it, when they say

Youíre better off anyway

Things could be worse, things could be better

I could be in prison, I could be in heaven

Your roses are dead, your dreams wonít come true

Iím going crazy, but not over you

 

Plastic Flowers (Manchisi-Greene)

No plastic flowers in the spring

No plastic people, theyíre aggravating

No plastic surgery, to change your looks

I want the real thing, the way it used to be

Itís still inside of you canít you see

Well you told me today got it all figured out

But thereís flaws in the plan and youíre starting to doubt

That ignoring the facts make them all go away

Well it donít work like that, canít you hear what I say

Can you live like this, Iím I the one you miss

The smell the touch the sweetness of your kiss

No plastic flowers in the spring

No plastic people, theyíre aggravating

No plastic surgery, to change your looks

I want the real thing, the way it used to be

Itís still inside of you canít you see

Got that look on your face one that Iíve never known

And Iím hearing the words but I donít like the tone

Cause itís not what you want but itís all that you need

And itís one of those things that weíd always agreed

You canít just turn away, the sun is out today

And in the end it all works out OK

No plastic flowers in the spring

No plastic people, theyíre aggravating

No plastic surgery, to change your looks

I want the real thing, the way it used to be

Itís still inside of you canít you see

No plastic flowers

No plastic people

No plastic surgery

No plastic flowers

 

Richieís Room (Manchisi-Greene)

All the kids love Richieís room,

The music plays and the fishy food

All the kids love Richieís room

And thereís always a seat and kids love the sweets

I got a tape now, that we can watch tonight

Thereís no escape now, cause everythingís alright

Open a window, and let the air rush in

Lean on a pillow, and let the games begin

The speakers accent every note

I turn it up with the remote

All the kids love Richieís room,

The music plays and the fishy food

All the kids love Richieís room

And thereís always a seat and kids love the sweets

Open the CD and play the latest disc

Watching the Sony, the pictures sharp and crisp

Parents know their kids are safe

Thatís what makes this room so great

All the kids love Richieís room,

The music plays and the fishy food

All the kids love Richieís room

All the kids love Richieís room

 

The Stories in your Eyes (Manchisi-Greene)

The Stories in your eyes,

Read like pages in the book that you had always meant to write

And donít try to disguise

Cause I can see through all the blue in the sunshine and the night

Chapters 1, 2 and 3, oh so young and so care fee

With no worries in the world not knowing what you want to be

Were your parents always happy did they always get along

Did they take out their frustrations even if you did no wrong

The Stories in your eyes,

Read like pages in the book that you had always meant to write

And donít try to disguise

Cause I can see through all the blue in the sunshine and the night

Chapters 4, 5 and 6, you finished school you got your kicks

Got a job and made the grade, Is there anything youíd trade

Chapters 7, 8 and 9, kids in school theyíre doing fine

Balance is the finest line and everybody wants your time

The Stories in your eyes,

Read like pages in the book that you had always meant to write

And donít try to disguise

Cause I can see through all the blue in the sunshine and the night

Itís your biography

Does it go the way youíd like, does it have a happy ending

Will a prince come to your rescue, ride you off into the night

Well its Chapter 10, empty pages to be written as the music starts to end

Can you change and cut the strings that tie you down for better things

The Stories in your eyes,

Read like pages in the book that you had always meant to write

And donít try to disguise

Cause I can see through all the blue in the sunshine and the night

 

Ebbyís Lament (Finnegan-Manchisi)

My daughterís afraid of the ocean,  and itís costing me a thousand a week

My secretary has this number, and my office wonít let me sleep

Another summer, Jersey and you

Go down to the shore like all the white boys do

Atlantic Cityís an hour away

My wife canít wait to throw the bucks away

My daughterís afraid of the ocean,  and itís costing me a thousand a week

My secretary has this number, and my office wonít let me sleep

First thereís the traffic and my Uncle Tim

I think of Bobby thank God Iím not him

We finally get there and unload the car

I feel kind of sad I donít have my guitar

My daughterís afraid of the ocean,  and itís costing me a thousand a week

My secretary has this number, and my office wonít let me sleep

Letís chill some beer now and go buy some ice

Just down the block thereís a store ainít that nice

Get to the counter and have I been had

I paid twelve dollars for a two pound bag

And nowí itís Thursday and another shower

As I look forward to next happy hour

I guess next year, Iíll be travelliní far

Iím taking the family to Florida

My daughterís afraid of the ocean,  and itís costing me a thousand a week

My secretary has this number, and my office wonít let me sleep

My daughterís afraid of the ocean

My daughterís afraid of the ocean

 

Inside (Manchisi-Greene)

She sprays perfume in her hair

Makes them stop and stare

And they canít see through it

She dabs perfume on her wrists

Throws them into fits

But it just ainít worth it

If only she could realize
The truth will overcome her lies

Sheíll never be so satisfied

Till she accepts whatís inside

Heís got custom made guitars

Thinks that heís a star

In his own little world

He sends email from the shore

Only a few more

And heíll be right with you

If only he could understand

The boy she loved is not this man

And money wonít make it subside

Heís got to focus inside

Soon the kids go to school far away

And theyíll wish for the time that theyíve thrown all away

But they canít bring it back even if they try

Theyíve got to readdress their inside

Theyíve got Monday swimming meets

With grandkids down the street

That they take off to school

Weekends by the pool

And it couldnít be better

Gotta find whatís inside

Gotta find whatís inside

Gotta find whatís inside

 

Getting Better (Manchisi-Greene)

Jenny left the local school today, diploma in her hand

Long goodbyes to friends whoíve gone away, to seek out their promised land

But thereís no promises in hard times

Thereís no easy pot of gold

And though things change, some things seem to stay the same

Itís getting better now it seems or so weíre told

Better now it seems, least thatís what weíre told

Better now it seems, least thatís what weíre told

Johnny left the local hospital today, prescription in his hand

Nowhere to go and no place to stay, and no health insurance plan

He canít pay to see the doctor

He wonít live to be too old

He canít afford for them to maybe find a cure

Itís getting better now it seems or so weíre told

Better now it seems, least thatís what weíre told

Better now it seems, least thatís what weíre told

Have you heard the news today the changes have begun

But I read the same old stories starting on page one

Better now it seems, least thatís what weíre told

Better now it seems, least thatís what weíre told

Maybe opportunity will knock at your front door

Itís getting better now it seems or so weíre told

Better now it seems, least thatís what weíre told

Better now it seems, least thatís what weíre toldÖÖÖ

 

Finnless (Manchisi-Greene)

Got you on the line, maybe this time itís for real

Wondering all the time, if you feel like I feel

Why canít we talk about it

Why do we fight about it

Should I just try or just throw you back in

Finnless,

Finnless fish

I need to know if youíre mine

Make a decision sometime

Told me I should wait, Rusty was never her kind

I went for the bait, and ended up tangled in twine

Why did you lie about it

Why did you cry about it

Why is he trying to claim what is mine

Finnless,

Finnless fish

I need to know if youíre mine

Make a decision sometime

Finnless,

Fishless Finn

I need to know if youíre mine

Make a decision sometime

 

One Chance (Manchisi-Greene)

Why you always thing about the bad things

Whatís the worst that can happen, will it change your mind

Whatís it gonna take to make you happy

It can only be different if you cross that line

Keep an eye out for tomorrow

Donít forget about the little things, you always used to do

Soon youíll feel a whole lot better

With the confidence thatís hidden, deep inside of you

So take a look outside

Relax enjoy the ride

And if itís circumstance

Take it with a smile, you only get one chance

Why you always thing about the bad things

Whatís the worst that can happen, will it change your mind

Whatís it gonna take to make you happy

It can only be different if you cross that line

So take a look outside

Relax enjoy the ride

And if itís circumstance

Take it with a smile, you only get one chance

 

Time Gone By (Manchisi-Greene)

Oh my daughter, oh my son

I wonít you to know that I love you so

Take my hand come walk with me

Iíll show you things youíd never see

And all along the way weíll laugh and play

There comes a time, when you go out on your own

And when that time comes, we both will know

But donít let me wonder how you are

Give me a call or drop me a line

And though you may be far away

Youíll always have some things to say

And I can reminisce of time gone by

Oh my daughter, oh my son

There may have been times when we disagreed

But know I hope you realize

In spite of all the tears you cried

I tried to do whatís best and never less

Sure there were times when you questioned my advice

But as I look back it seemed to work out right

But donít let me wonder how you are

Give me a call or drop me a line

And though you may be far away

Youíll always have some things to say

And I can reminisce of time gone by

There came a time when you went out on your own

And where that time went, Iíll never know

But donít let me wonder how you are

Give me a call or drop me a line

And though you may be far away

Youíll always have some things to say

And I can reminisce of time gone by

 

Train Surfer (Manchisi-Greene)

So you wanna be a train surfer, standing on top of a train

A hundred miles an hour, they all say youíre insane

Your heart starts beating faster, catch your locomotive breath

Hold onto the railing, or tumble to your death

Your parents always told you now to hang out by the tracks

But when you started surfing there was no turning back

The boys all called you Rambo cause you never feared the fall

Lose your concentration then your blood runs down the wall

Train, Train, Train, Surfer SurferÖÖ.

So you wanna be a train surfer, standing on top of a train

A hundred miles an hour, they all say youíre insane

Your heart starts beating faster, catch your locomotive breath

Hold onto the railing, or tumble to your death

Your parents always told you now to hang out by the tracks

But when you started surfing there was no turning back

The boys all called you Rambo cause you never feared the fall

Lose your concentration then your blood runs down the wall

Train, Train, Train, Surfer SurferÖÖ.

 

Christmas With Me (Manchisi-Greene)

Throw a log on the fire and strike up the flame

And forget about who and what is to blame

Cause baby my gift wonít fit under a tree

As long as you spend your Christmas with me

We give thanks to family, young and old

And rush to the mall Ďfore the turkeyís gone cold

Buying the gifts very few can afford

While stringing up lights and untangling cords

Throw a log on the fire and strike up the flame

And forget about who and what is to blame

Cause baby my gift wonít fit under a tree

As long as you spend your Christmas with me

We may not be rich but we sure got a lot

And we all take for granted the things that weíve got

Like going to work and earning our pay

And knowing that night brings a warm place to stay

So during this season of tough troubled times

While the lights are bright and the Christmas bells chime

Think to yourself as the snowflakes do fall

A gift without love it means nothing at all

Throw a log on the fire and strike up the flame

And forget about who and what is to blame

Cause baby my gift wonít fit under a tree

As long as you spend your Christmas with me

As long as you spend your Christmas with meÖÖ

 

Con on Me (Manchisi-Greene)

Don't give me what you got and tell me it's a lot

You are blind to how this could all end

You don't care as long as I spend

Your Economy is a Con on Me

It's all make believe to make me believe

Yeah, the Emporer has No Clothes, he's not the one who knows

Don't tell me your political persuasion

On this very grim occasion

Your Economy is a Con on Me

It's all make believe to make me believe

Rockefeller, Conrad, Shumer and Kerry

Living in a coalmine with a dead canary

Grassley, Hatch, Roberts and Kyle

Doesn't really matter what side of the aisle

Your Economy is a Con on Me

It's all make believe to make me believe

 

The Emperor Has No Clothes (Finnegan-Manchisi)

You smiled and spoke your lines and turned away

Just like the old days

Instead of the director's voice

You got it from your aides

It made me wonder who's in charge - Accountability

The whole damn world thinks your so great

How come they can't see

Just like when Toto pulled back the curtain

And I saw you as you really are

Just an actor from California

Playing a part we're looking for

Now everyone says you're the greatest

It's something that everyone knows

If they wake up and smell the coffee

They'd see the Emperor has no clothes

You told the country that we kicked some ass

And everything's all right

My neighbor's son came in a box

Another point of light

You never talk domestic things - We're hurting deep inside

You try to run from issues close to home

But you can never hide

Just like when Toto pulled back the curtain

And I saw you as you really are

Just a masterful politician

Who made us happy about a war

Now everyone says you're the greatest

It's something that everyone knows

If they wake up and smell the coffee

They'd see the Emperor has no clothes

Who's gonna pay for the sins of the 80's

Cause years ago I was so young

Who's gonna pay for the sins of the 80's

We'd be rich when we were done

Who's gonna pay for the sins of the 80's

It seemed to be so much fun

Who's gonna pay for the sins of the 80's

Cause years ago I was so young

You said to send a check and praise the Lord

Cause Armageddon's near

You know you use the oldest scam

You feed off peoples fears

You cured a cripple made blind see - I saw it on TV

If there's a hell it's fires burn for you

They do not burn for me

Just like when Toto pulled back the curtain

And I saw you as you really are

Just a phony and selfish preacher

Someone the TV had made a star

Now everyone says you're the greatest

It's something that everyone knows

If they wake up and smell the coffee

They'd see the Emperor has no clothes

 

Morning Rain (Manchisi-Greene)

6AM Almost time for sunrise

Weather's fine, not a cloud in the sky

But I'm hoping for that

Morning Rain, Let the Water soak right through my veins

Why I can't explain

Morning Rain, Makes the day much brighter

Sky sheds a tear, I wish you were here

But I'll take

A Little Morning Rain

Saturday, you're playing and you're laughing

Summertime, and the heat has made me dry

But I'll cool down from the

Morning Rain, Let the Water soak right through my veins

Why I can't explain

Morning Rain, Makes the day much brighter

Sky sheds a tear, I wish you were here

But I'll take

A Little Morning Rain

 

What Happened Next Door (Manchisi-Greene)

 One O Clock in the Morning

Silence is split into two

Three people without him

What's a mother do

What could she have done different

Why did she have to leave

Just a small disagreement

He left her daughters to grieve

While the neighbors were sleeping and the cat's on the floor

I'll never know and I can't imagine

What Happened Next Door

She left to stay with her mother

Leaving him all alone

What was he thinking

Now it will never be known

Sitting up in his bed at night

Holding the gun in his hand

Feeling of loneliness

Or was it something unplanned

While the neighbors were sleeping and the cat's on the floor

I'll never know and I can't imagine

What Happened Next Door

While the neighbors were sleeping and the cat's on the floor

I'll never know and I can't imagine

What Happened Next Door

 

All I Really Want is You (Manchisi-Greene)

 I want the latest and the greatest, with a lifetime guarantee

I want a bigger part of you to want a little piece of me

I'm not content with having seconds, minutes, hours or a day

I want to have my cake and eat it to, I want it my way

I want a little piece of heaven without the sacrifice

I want to take you by the hand and never have to think twice

I want to buy the biggest island without worrying bout the price

I want to bet the house on you and never have to roll the dice

Cause it's not about possessions, I know you know it's true

And when it really comes down to it, All I really want is you

I want to climb the highest mountain, in my brand new hiking boots

I want to look real fly and sexy in my new Armani suit

I want to soar around the world in my private Gulfstream jet

I want to make it an experience that you won't soon forget

Cause it's not about possessions, I know you know it's true

And when it really comes down to it, All I really want is you

You know they don't understand it's not about the toys

And it's not bout the money that in excess can destroy

I'm reaching the brass ring cause I'm never satisfied

And without you beside me it's like a part of me has died

Cause it's not about possessions, I know you know it's true

And when it really comes down to it, All I really want is you

And when it really comes down to it, All I really want is you

 I want the latest and the greatest, with a lifetime guarantee

I want a bigger part of you to want a little piece of me

 

Now and Forever (Manchisi-Greene)

l'm tired of reading the paper

Trying to see who just died

I'm tired of reading the funnies

Where everyone seems to just cry

I seem to have lost my direction

Over and Over again

And until the day it gets better

Bring me my coffee and gin

If you believe the world will someday get better

Then I want to be with you now and forever

How many times must I tell you

Your faith it comes from within

I don't want to get too religious

I've committed my fair share of sins

I'm packin my bags cause I'm leavin

Lookin for somethin to do

I don't know where I will be going

But I hope I'll be going with you

If you believe the world will someday get better

Then I want to be with you now and forever

I will be with you Now and Forever

I will be with you now and forever

If you believe the world will someday get better

Then I want to be with you now and forever

 

Tell Me (Manchisi-Greene)

Tell Me, Everything that you're thinking

Tell Me, Everything that you know

Tell, Me, When you feel like you are sinking

Tell Me, That You Love Me Head to Toe

Cause you know, its true

I ache if  I can't put my arms around you

And though it sounds absurd

It never hurts to say the words

 Tell Me, that you weren't lying

Tell Me, that the others can't compare

Tell Me, all the things you were implying

Tell Me, and I'll remember it I swear

And as time goes by

And we can't look each other in the eye

I won't lose my mind

Thinking what we've left behind

Cause you know, its true

I ache if  I can't put my arms around you

And though it sounds absurd

It never hurts to say the words

Tell Me,  It never hurts to say the words

Tell Me, that the others can't compare

Tell Me, and I'll remember it I swear

Tell Me, Thinking what we've left behind

Tell Me

 

Shes My Girl (Manchisi-Greene)

Shes my girl, shes everything I need

And when shes here theres little time to sleep

And in her eyes, I see the starts and sky

And in my mind the memories to keep

I can say a line she knows the next

What she remembers I forget

And even when we dont agree

I see her smile and I believe

Its a melding of the mind

Its a mating of the soul

Shes the space within the puzzle

That makes the picture whole

Its the knowing what youre thinking

Even though I cant see

Its the perfect fit together when you hold that piece of me

Shes my girl, shes everything I need

Shell be there till the rivers all run dry

And in her ears, Ill whisper sweet nothings

And kiss her cheek before I say goodbye

And until we have more time to spend

Ill think of how to comprehend

The way I feel when you are near

I close my eyes and youll appear

Its a melding of the mind

Its a mating of the soul

Shes the space within the puzzle

That makes the picture whole

Its the knowing what youre thinking

Even though I cant see

Its the perfect fit together when you hold that piece of me

God on Television (Finnegan-Manchisi)

Well I woke up Sunday morning

And I turned on my TV

And there I saw a preacher man

Preaching right to me

Well he told me of my failings

On vice my moneys spent

And then he said to save the world

Hell run for president

They got God on Television

So the devil best beware

Ill put a TV in every room

Now God is everywhere

Well I poured myself a strong one

That real expensive gin

I drank it down and sat back down

Then he started in again

He said hed been thinking about it

And he thought the time had come

He knew for sure cause the Lord himself

Had told him he should run

They got God on Television

So the devil best beware

Ill put a TV in every room

Now God is everywhere

I own a cable station

A non-profit entity

My followers can save their souls

At the alter of TV

When I am elected

Ill be on day and night

Ill have the Lord in every home

Via satellite

They got God on Television

So the devil best beware

Ill put a TV in every room

Now God is everywhere

Well I never read the bible

But the Constitution states

That above all else well separate

The churches from the state

When I get to heaven

On line at the gate

Will getting in come down to how

I voted that fateful date

They got God on Television

So the devil best beware

Ill put a TV in every room

Now God is everywhere

 

Shelter Rock Road (Manchisi-Greene)

Well its not on the street

Its in the people you meet

And those times were sweet

On Shelter Rock Road

Well Ill go back in time

To see what I could find

What I left behind

On Shelter Rock Road

Sneakers hang on the telephone lines

Ignoring no trespassing signs

Its all the same

Nothings changed on Shelter Rock Road

Well it seemed just like home

I never felt alone

I miss the times Ive known

On Shelter Rock Road

On weekends Id arrive

From an hour long drive

And play my 45s

On Shelter Rock Road

Sneakers hang on the telephone lines

Ignoring no trespassing signs

Its all the same

Nothings changed on Shelter Rock Road

 

Mid Life Crisis (Manchisi-Greene)

Are you ready for your mid life crisis

Dont you know its gonna happen to you

Its your mid life crisis

You cant stop it if you wanted to

Trade in your money for a bright shiny car

Drive down the highway feeling like a star

Look away from the mirror you dont like what you see

You dont wanna believe it take a look at me

Welcome to your mid life crisis

Dont you know its gonna happen to you

Its your mid life crisis

You cant stop it if you wanted to

Time for your world to go from black to grey

Or even worse your hair is fading away

When you were younger there was nothing to fear

Believe it or not that time is already here

Are you ready for your mid life crisis

Dont you know its gonna happen to you

Its your mid life crisis

You cant stop it if you wanted to

Now your mortality seems more like reality

And you look so good in your house by the bay

Youve got an invitation, almost a retiree

It seems so cruel but life is funny that way

Are you ready for your mid life crisis

Dont you know its gonna happen to you

Its your mid life crisis

You cant stop it if you wanted to

 

Promises (Manchisi-Greene)

In the line you were waiting

For somebody to give you

Everything you ever wanted

You ever needed to stay alive

There you sit in the corner

Of your world with no light on

It takes time so they tell you

Keep the faith, Its all youve got

Theres a time

You werent cold or hungry

Its a crime

You grew old and lonely

Now its time to make good on

All your promises and your lies

Dont you worry , therell be others

You can lean on to survive

Theres a time

You werent cold or hungry

Its a crime

You grew old and lonely

 

All You Debs (Finnegan-Manchisi)

You always were the little debutante

And your Daddys pride and joy

He always sent you to the finest schools

And he gave you lots of toys

The head cheerleader in your childhood days

And the prom queen every time

One day you did it with the quarterback on the 50 yard line

All you debs are all the same

All you got is daddys name

A trust fund worth a mil or two

Just being born will see you through

Remember way back in your college days

You ran your sorority

You said to all the girls that couldnt join

Being popular aint free

The teacher caught you during finals time

With the answers up your sleeve

But daddy wrote the school a little check

And they mailed you your degree

All you debs are all the same

All you got is daddys name

A trust fund worth a mil or two

Just being born will see you through

Your first day was my first too

But you never looked at me

You told the guys who your daddy was

And I said that Im from Queens

Lots of times werent at your desk

But in the bosses private room

Guess you put things inside your mouth

Besides that big old silver spoon

I know you hate me

Cause Im from the middle class

I know you hate me

Cause I dont sit on my ass

I know you hate me

Cause Ive never been divorced

I know you hate me

Cause they just made me your boss

And baby theres gonna be changes round here

All you debs are all the same

All you got is daddys name

A trust fund worth a mil or two

Just being born will see you through