Light Another Candle

by Alex Walsh

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Recorded in 2001-02-03 in San Francisco with Patrick Simms.

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released August 1, 2003

Production:
Recording/Producers: Patrick Simms, Alex Walsh
Mastering: Gary Hobish
Art Director: Rose Huang
Photography: Elizabeth Allen
Graphic Design: Pouneh Toutounchian

Musicians:
Drums: Dana Kelly
Bass: Kurt Ribak
Guitars: Alex Walsh, Patrick Simms
Organ: Michael Slaughter
Cello: Gretchen Elliott
Violin: Jeremy Cohen
Viola:Tom Heimberg
Tabla: Bill Ford
Trumpet: Joe Rodriguez
Clarinet: Lori Rodriguez
Trombone: John Hunt
Piano: Margaret Eichler
Harmonica: Alex Walsh

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Alex Walsh San Francisco, California

Alex Walsh is a singer/songwriter whose witty Americana originals are accentuated by his blues inspired guitar and heart- felt voice. With seven recordings released over the last decade, Walsh has a dedicated following and continues to inspire audiences from New York to San Francisco, Europe and beyond. ... more

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Track Name: Purple Apple Gum
PURPLE APPLE GUM (Rothenberg/Walsh)

You and me together nothing lasts forever
Eight nine ten eleven take me back to heaven
Purple apple gum when you gonna give me some?

CHORUS
Never growin’ tired of you
Never growin’ tired of you
Never growin’ tired of you
Never growin’ tired Never growin’ tired of you

Trembling with laughter fumble with your wrapper
Slippery and gooey jellyfish and chewy
Tension as it hung exploding on my tongue

CHORUS

You and me together nothing lasts forever
Never gonna swallow never gonna spit you out
Purple apple gum where the hell do you come from?

CHORUS
Track Name: I Can See You Anywhere
I CAN SEE YOU ANYWHERE (Rothenberg/Walsh)

You don't want me I don't care
I can see you anywhere

People like you
Come and go
All the time
In my life

That sweet sad smile you have
Is massed produced in factories
Where they make all the fake hip people
You're so hip
You're so fake

You don't want me I don't care
I can see you anywhere

Wipe that stupid smile of your face
It doesn't work for me
I used to think you mattered
Now your existence is so annoying

Pin me down
Drag me out
Destroy my name
That's okay

Now you say you're lonely
And you need me babe but I don't care
I can see you anywhere
I can see you anywhere
Track Name: You'll Come Back To Me
YOU'LL COME BACK TO ME (Walsh)

I used to think that love was blind
But honey I can read your mind
You're telling me you want to leave
Well here's the way it's gonna be

You'll Come Back To Me
You'll Come Back To Me

You think you're gonna take a plane
Well honey use your brain
The minute you get in the air
You'll realize that I'm not there

You'll Come Back To Me
You'll Come Back To Me

You think you're just like all the rest
But honey you're my special guest
You say I'll miss you when you're gone
Well I will but not for long

You'll Come Back To Me
You'll Come Back To Me

You'll Come Back To Me
You'll Come Back To Me
Track Name: Light Another Candle
LIGHT ANOTHER CANDLE (Walsh)

Well his mind is in the gutter and his body's on the street
Give him some money he will buy something to eat
He's just like you he's had a hard time in this world
Show some compassion he will leave that stone un-hurled

Leaders with itchy fingers send the army in
They'll kill civilians just as long as their side wins
You say you like it if it looks good on tv
Better look again because next time it could be you or me

Light another candle cause the world is gonna end
If technology's your savior better find another friend
There goes the ozone every living thing is gonna fry
If you ain't having a good time this is your last time I think you better try
Track Name: Fade Away
FADE AWAY (Rothenberg/ Walsh)

Building lives on broken dreams
Fragile hearts need fantasy
Romance tempts reality
Another chance at misery

The rainbow is crying
The rainbow is dying

CHORUS
Fade away call it love
Fade away call it love
Fade away
Fade away
Fade away

Rainy days passing through
All the different colors of you
Fill me up when I can't see
All the different colors in me

The rainbow is crying
The rainbow is dying

CHORUS

I don't want to know what you know
I don't want to be what you see
I don't want to run when you're crying
I don't want to run when you're dying

CHORUS
Track Name: You'll Come Back To Me (reprise)
You'll Come Back To Me
Track Name: Liquid Feeling
LIQUID FEELING (Rothenberg/Walsh)

We were traveling beneath an eastern moon
Spent the night together in a paper room
Woke up in the morning the host was at the door
With honeysuckle tea he place upon the floor

CHORUS
Tell me what you see
What's behind the glow
Is it you or me or something I should know
I would like to tell her exactly how I feel
When she looks at me I get this Liquid Feeling

We were traveling on an eastern shore
Spent the night together woke up on the floor
She was there beside me smiling tenderly
Making me an offer of honeysuckle tea

CHORUS

CHORUS
Track Name: She's Making Waves
SHE'S MAKING WAVES (Walsh)

My love is shining with fire tonight
Weaving a story she plays with the light
She's making waves all over me
She's making waves all over me

My love is hungry for conversation
Out of her mouth falls a babbling brook
She's making waves all over me
She's making waves all over me

Sometimes she makes me laugh
Sometimes she laughs at me
Sometimes I feel like I ain't going nowhere
Sometimes I feel set free

My love is swaying in the breeze
As lazy as summer as long as I please
She's making waves all over me
She's making waves all over me

She's making waves all over me
She's making waves all over me
Track Name: Wiggle Wiggle Jiggle
WIGGLE WIGGLE JIGGLE (Rothenberg/Walsh)

Her lips were red
Redder than a ripe tomato
Her eyes were blue
Bluer than the south Pacific
Her hair was black
Blacker than the color black
And when I saw her
I heard my heart go

CHORUS
Wiggle Wiggle Jiggle
Wiggle Wiggle Jiggle
Wiggle Wiggle Jiggle I'm in love

Her hands were soft
Softer than a frozen yogurt
Her toes were buttons
Hanging off my blue jeans
Her breath was sweet
Sweeter than a sugar velvet
And when I kiss her
I heard my heart go

CHORUS

Her heart was pure
Purer than a virgin forest
Her touch was gentle
Gentle as a morning rain
Her love was great
Greater than the fate of lovers
And when she kissed me
I heard my heart go

CHORUS
CHORUS
Track Name: Suzanne's Got A Hoolahoop
Suzanne's Got A Hoolahoop

CHORUS
Suzanne got a hoolahoop
Suzanne got a hoolahoop
Suzanne got a hoolahoop
Don't you want to try?

Suzanne has a yellow ball
Likes to throw it down the hall
Watch it hit the purple wall
Just to see the colors fall

CHORUS

Suzanne has an aeroplane
Crashes through the window pane
Lands it in a cloud of rain
Just to drive her mom insane

CHORUS

Suzanne has little home home
Likes to stay there al alone
With her cat and dog and bone
And reruns of the Twilight Zone

CHORUS
Track Name: Lusty Lady
LUSTY LADY (Rothenberg/Walsh)

CHORUS
Going down to the Lusty Lady
Where all the girls drive me crazy
Come on baby do a dance for me
Dance naked for the world to see

Bump and grind out of control
Smile like a Cheschire Cat
She's got honey as good as gold
And I know where it's at

CHORUS

She's so sleazy she's right on top
She knows how to rock and roll
She makes me pay for every drop
She's a real professional

CHORUS

She gives it all takes it away
Smiles at another guy
Through the glass I can hear her say
Thanks for coming, bye

Going down to the Lusty Lady
Going down to the Lusty Lady
Track Name: Kilowatt Shock
KILOWATT SHOCK (Walsh)

I didn't know that my buttons were hanging out all over the place
And you pushed them all
Yeah you pushed them all
I light up the city I'm buzzing' with Kilowatt Shock

Your conversation was simple and sweet
Well I'm off of my feet
Yeah I'm dangling
When can I see you again for a Kilowatt Shock

I saw you tumble
I thought I was dead
Can I take you to bed we can talk
I'd trade my life for your Kilowatt Shock

The stretch of your body for me to behold
Well if I had the mold I'd be a millionaire
Do you care? Do you care?
Do you care if I die for your Kilowatt Shock