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Dreaming of the Ways EP

By Larry Lacerte


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Dreaming of the Ways


The light bleeds thru the shades

And all I see is you

The hair across your face

Dancing in the morning hues

Look around

Look around

Look around

 

Sitting inside on a lonely day

Staring out at the rain

Wondering if you’ll call today

Dreaming of the ways

 

The light bleeds thru the shades

And all I hear is you

Sleep talking sweet nothings

Mumbled between us two

Listen now

Listen now

Listen now

 

Sitting inside on a lonely day

Staring out at the rain

Wondering if you’ll call today

Dreaming of the ways

 

And I hope its not over

As my mind drifts away

Dreams of being with you

On a new day

 

The light bleeds thru the shades 

And all I want is you

The day outside can wait

I’m all wrapped up in you

All around

All around

All around


Work of Love


I was wrong- darling 

To risk it all

To stand by thinking 

You had all you’d want

I was wrong

Not believing in you

I was wrong

Not seeing this thru

 

Stay with me

Little darling

In this work of love

 

Stay with me

Little darling

In this work of love

 

I was wrong- darling

To gamble on our love

A sacred covenant

Signed in our blood

I was wrong

Not making the time 

While time was stealing    

The love of my life

 

Stay with me

Little darling

In this work of love

 

Stay with me

Little darling

In this work of love

 

I should have known

Forever till I die

Till death do us part

This love is no lie

I should have known

You shouldn’t have to say

Don’t know what you have

Till it almost gets away

 

Stay with me

Little darling

In this work of love

 

Stay with me

Little darling

In this work of love

 

Stay with me... [x6]


One More Whiskey


One more whiskey

Be good for me

Drink it down

Then we’ll see

Well she looks like trouble

But I just got to know

 

One more whiskey

For my woozy brain

Drench my troubles

Wash her away

Cause I got a woman

Tearing at my soul

 

One more whiskey

To stain the day

Give it colors

A new frame

One hand in my pocket

One hand on my throat

 

One more whiskey

Be good for me

Choke my worries

Set me free

One more whiskey

To wash down my soul

 

Better make that one more whiskey

To wash down my soul


Love Me Wrong


Love me wrong 

Treat you right 

Wanna try that other thing this time

 

Love me wrong, Babe

 

Love me wrong

Treat you right

Cmon show me where the sun don’t shine

 

Love me wrong, Babe

 

Cmon girl lay down

Cmon let your hair out

And let me- take it from here

 

Love you wrong

Treat you right

Yeah you’re a wild one alright

 

Love you wrong, Babe

 

Love you wrong

Second time

Come on around again this time

 

Love you wrong, Babe

 

Cmon girl lay down

Cmon let your hair out

And let me- give it to you here

 

Love me wrong 

Treat you right 

Can we try that other thing this time

 

Love me wrong, Babe

 

Love you wrong

Treat me right

How do you want it this time

 

Love you wrong, Babe


Alone


The road reaches out

To touch the sky

And I wave goodbye

To a life in ruins

Alone- out in the world

 

The moon rises up

To the stars

Wondering where you are

And what’s to come

Alone- out in the world

 

Have you ever felt so alone

Day and night

Have you ever felt so alone

You’ll be alright

Have you ever felt so alone

And been so free

Have you ever felt so alone

And felt like you’re supposed to be

 

The road runs out

From the hills

A new life- to build

Mile by mile

Alone- out in the world

 

The sun peers out 

With a weary smile

Splintering clouds

Shadows- over run

Alone- out in the world

 

Alone- out in the world


Broke Down Rodeo


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Work of Love (Stay with Me)


I was wrong- darling 

To risk it all

To stand by thinking 

You had all you’d want

 

I was wrong

Not believing in you

I was wrong

Not seeing this thru

 

Stay with me

Little darling

In this work of love

 

Stay with me

Little darling

In this work of love

 

I was wrong- darling

To gamble on our love

A sacred covenant

Signed in our blood

 

I was wrong

Not making the time 

While time was stealing    

The love of my life

 

Stay with me

Little darling

In this work of love

 

Stay with me

Little darling

In this work of love

 

I should have known

Forever till I die

Till death do us part

This love is no lie

 

I should have known

You shouldn’t have to say

Don’t know what you have

Till it almost gets away

 

Stay with me

Little darling

In this work of love

 

Stay with me

Little darling

In this work of love

 

Stay with me... [x6]


One More Whiskey


One more whiskey

Be good for me

Drink it down

Then we’ll see

Well she looks like trouble

But I just got to know

 

One more whiskey

For my woozy brain

Drench my troubles

Wash her away

Cause I got a woman

Tearing at my soul

 

One more whiskey

To stain the day

Give it colors

A new frame

One hand in my pocket

One hand on my throat

 

One more whiskey

Be good for me

Choke my worries

Set me free

One more whiskey

To wash down my soul

 

Better make that one more whiskey

To wash down my soul


Last Cigarette


Well I’ve been hanging out

With too many outlaw men

For too long, for too long

And I gave my heart to many gypsy men

For too long, for too long

So I’ll strap on my boots

And head for the green land

To find something real again

And I’ll smoke my last cigarette

And put it out on my skin

Just to feel- again

 

Well there’s always something I could do

To please little old you

There’s always something I could say

To make you stay

But it doesn’t ever happen that way

 

So I’ll head out on my own

Look at your little girl grown

And you’ll never kiss these lips

You breathe fire and sin

And I can’t do- that again

 

Well there’s always something I could do

To please little old you

There’s always something I could say

To make you stay

But it doesn’t ever happen that way

 

I’ve been hanging out

With too many outlaw men

For too long, for too long

And I’ll smoke my last cigarette

And put it out on my skin

Just to feel- again

 

And I’ll smoke my last cigarette

And put it out on my skin

Just to feel- again

 

 

Written by: Anna Rae Welcher


Solo Recordings


WoodWork EP

By Larry Lacerte



Tales of Yesterday


Oh tales of yesterday

Singing stories of the past

Turned on down a bad road

Thought better of

Now I’m trying to get on back

 

Gave up on life

Gave up on love

Chasing down so many dreams

I been thinking up

Oh- get on back

 

Just living out your life

Ain’t no way to die

Chase down the dream

Build your Castle in the Sky

It’s not a waste of time

To take a leap of faith

A moment sacrificed

Can’t be salvaged yesterday

 

Oh tales of yesterday

Looking back on the past

A dead end life

Dead end dreams

Awakened by destiny

Oh- get on back

 

Toil away in life

Struggle in love

Found myself at the crossroads

A devil I been wary of

Oh- get on back

 

Just living out your life

Ain’t no way to die

Chase down the dream

Build your Castle in the Sky

It’s not a waste of time

To take a leap of faith

A moment sacrificed

Can’t be salvaged yesterday

 

I found out

Giving up ain’t as easy as they say

 

I found out 

Dreams are made of toil and faith

 

Found purpose in life

Found an Angel of love

No sacrificial moments 

Building this Castle up        

Oh- get on back

 

Oh tales of yesterday

Now I’m never looking back

Damn those Demons

Save those Dreams

Oh- I’m getting back

 

Just living out your life

Ain’t no way to die

Chase down the dream

Build your Castle in the Sky

It’s not a waste of time

To take a leap of faith

A moment sacrificed

Can’t be salvaged yesterday

 

Just living out your life

Ain’t no way to die [x4]


Never Got Your Name


Never got your name

Your face stayed with me just the same

We were passing a summers day

 

Never got your name

Keep a lookout just the same

One look I won’t forget

 

Got my hopes up waiting around

A nameless face that can’t be found

    No catching up with you

 

Never got your name

Your face stayed with me just the same

A stranger I felt I knew

 

Never got your name

Keep a lookout just the same

Still no sign of you

 

Got my hopes up waiting around

A nameless face that can’t be found

    No catching up with you

 

And I wonder

Where are you now

And I wonder

If you’re lonely now

And I wonder

What could have been

And I wonder

What if…then

 

All this time 

Never giving up

All this time

Thinking you’re the one

 

Never got your name

Your face stayed with me just the same

Haunting my dreams again

 

Never got your name

Keep a lookout just the same

How could I forget

 

Got my hopes up waiting around

A nameless face that can’t be found

    Still no sign of you


Two Track


Headed out down this two track

This old lonely road

Headed out to the forest

To see what it knows

 

Going out to get lost

And get out of here

Going out to get lost

And face these fears

 

The trees whisper secrets     

Of tooth and nail

If someone would listen

They’ve got stories to tell

And they'd tell of a time

When all were standing tall

When they didn’t shy away

From nothing at all    

 

Headed out down this two track 

This old lonely road

Headed out on the river

Just to feel the flow

 

Going out to get lost

And get out of here

Going out to get lost

And face these fears

 

The river ponders

Where will I go

Will I wander on off

Will I reap and sow

Will I meander

And find a way

To carve out a canyon

Not in a day

 

Moon over mountains

Stars over sea

Shadows of man

Looming high over me

 

Headed out down this two track

This old lonely road

Headed into the hills

Looking for a kind of gold

 

Going out to get lost 

And get out of here

Going out to get lost

And face these fears

 

The mountains wonder

As they peer down from above

Thru looking glass clouds

Will they ever give it up    

Thunder and roar 

Over rock and stone

Plundering them poor

Robs your children’s fortune

 

Headed out down this two track 

This old lonely road

Headed out into nowhere

Just to see where it goes


I Hate Loving


I hate loving

Cause I hate losing

Am I losing you babe


I hate loving

Cause I hate losing

I ain’t losing you babe


And I ain’t 

Been in love

In a long long time [x2]


I hate loving 

Cause I hate wondering

Where are you babe


I hate loving

Cause I hate wondering

Who are you babe


And I ain’t 

Been in love

In a long long time [x2]


I hate loving 

Cause I hate losing

I’m losing you babe


I hate loving

Cause I hate losing

I’ve lost you babe


And I ain’t 

Been in love

In a long long time [x3]


Oh its been such

A long long time


Sundance Hills


—Instrumental—


Tailwinds

By Larry Lacerte



On To the North


Packed up my things

Threw my life in my car

Chasing down a dream

To find my North Star

Driving down the road

To the beat of my soul

Looking to be wild

Looking to… Roam

 

On to the North- I Go

On to the North- I Go

 

Picked up a drifter

Who looked a lot like me

Looking for a Magic Bus

Hitching to be free

Not slaving for a dollar

Trading stories in time

Never been so awake

Never been so… Alive

 

On to the North- I Go

On to the North- I Go

 

Gave up my old life

Took a fresh start

Stepped out of my shadow

Got to know my heart

Driving down the road

I hear the beat of my soul

Living to be wild

Living to… Roam

 

On to the North- I Go

On to the North- I Go


Price of Paradise


Settle down

Settle in

Let the good life

Begin

Pretending

You belong

With all those zeros

On the lawn

 

That’s the price

You’ll pay 

For paradise

 

Settle down

Settle in 

Fly away

To the ocean

Working 

To get away

Another bill

On the way

 

That’s the price

You’ll pay 

For paradise

 

Is it worth losing her

Is it worth everything

It might cost your life

It might cost your ring

 

Settled down 

Settled in

Left her waiting

Once again

Saying 

I won’t be long

To that paradise

At home

 

There’s a price

You’ll pay

For paradise [x2]


A Message Saved


I heard your voice

The other day

On a message 

I had saved

You sounded happy

You sounded good

You thought you’d beat it

You knew you could

 

Thought I heard an Angel sing

Thought I saw an Angel

Spreading her wings

One last call, a message saved

Looking up

Thru tears of praise

 

I saw your picture 

The other day

Hanging on my wall

In a wooden frame

A beaming smile

A friendly wave

How I remember

That proud gaze

 

Thought I heard an Angel sing

Thought I saw an Angel

Spreading her wings

One last call, a message saved

Looking up

Thru tears of praise

 

Your last call

Came late one night

The cancer spread

Like splitting ice

Said you’d fight it

You’d beat it twice

But it’s the drugs

That took your life

 

Thought I heard an Angel sing

Thought I saw an Angel

Spreading her wings

One last call, moving on

Into the next life

In the fading dawn

 

I heard your voice 

The other day

On a message 

I had saved

You gave it hell

You gave it all

Now raise your hands

And rest your soul

 

Thought I heard an Angel sing

Thought I saw an Angel

Spreading her wings

One last call, a message saved

Looking up

Thru tears of praise


Old Ways Die Hard


Don’t understand what’s wrong

I’ll have just one more

Tell him to pour it strong

It’s good for a heart that’s sore

Why you gotta be that way

Always such a bore

I just need to tint the day

Is it ever gonna be, ever gonna be- enough

 

Old ways die hard

Still got a ways to go

Old ways die hard

Never gonna be

Never gonna be- enough

 

Don’t understand what’s wrong

It’s nice to leave my mind

To escape the small world

That chewed up and swallowed my life

Why you gotta be that way

Always carrying on

See the world thru the same old frame

Is it ever gonna be, ever gonna be- enough

 

Old ways die hard

Still got a ways to go

Old ways die hard

Never gonna be

Never gonna be- enough

 

Don’t understand what’s wrong

Just let me live my life

Don’t nag me all day long

Twisting and turning the knife

Why you gotta be that way

Always such a drag

With you it’s always the same

It’s never gonna be, never gonna be- enough

 

Old ways die hard

Still got a ways to go

Old ways die hard

Never gonna be

Never gonna be- enough


What Are You Afraid Of


The first time 

I called you up

You answered the phone

And said whats up

Hey girl- then I said nothing

Lost the words so I hung up

 

What are you so afraid of 

What are you gonna do

Go ahead and ask her now

See if she wants to… 

Been waiting for awhile

For you to come thru

Been waiting for awhile now

Well lets just say…

That I want you… you…you…you

 

Our first date 

Out in the truck

I was so afraid 

I’d mess it up

Hey girl- then you leaned into me

Felt your lips open up

 

What are you so afraid of 

What are you gonna do

Go ahead and ask her now

See if she wants to… 

Been waiting for awhile

For you to come thru

Been waiting for awhile now

Well lets just say…

That I want you… you…you…you

 

Our first time

We were drunk

I didn’t know

How to bring it up

Hey girl- then you whispered to me

Those three words and took it off

 

What are you so afraid of 

What are you gonna do

Go ahead and ask her now

See if she wants to… 

Been waiting for awhile

For you to come thru

Been waiting for awhile now

Well lets just say…

That I want you… you…you…you

 

I got a ring in my pocket

All the memories coming back

Talking about our first times

Just ask the question in your head

 

What are you so afraid of 

What are you gonna do

Go ahead and ask her now

See if she wants to… 

Been waiting for awhile

For you to come thru

Been waiting for awhile now

Well lets just say…

That I want you… you…you…you

…I do…I do…I do…I do


A Memory Name and Photograph


I’m scrolling thru your pictures

I wonder about your life

I went digging thru the past just to see

A lover lost to time

 

Your memory

Your name

That photograph of you

Staring back at me

From your wall

 

Now I’m going thru the motions

Delete you from my mind

You’re like a bad movie scene

Keep me up at night

 

Keep me up at night

 

Your memory

Your name

That photograph of you

Staring back at me

From your wall

 

Keep me up at night

 

Is it a good thing- I didn’t take you back

Good thing you’re gone

The good things- were never coming back

The good things were gone

 

Your memory

Your name

That photograph of you

Staring back at me

From your wall


Old Frisco


Two kinds of pretty 

As you lie next to me

But you’ve got a secret

You’re keeping from me

That you’ll be leaving

But what do I know

And I’ll be waiting 

Down in Old Frisco

 

Torn down the middle 

As you kiss me goodbye

You’re eyes start to trickle 

I ask you why

You’re leaving

But you don’t even know

Don’t want to keep you waiting

Down in Old Frisco

 

Just wasn’t ready

To put down a dream

Her voice shakes

I stumble and plead

Why are you leaving

Before we even know

Well I’ll be waiting

Down in Old Frisco

 

All kinds of messed up

Leaving me blind

Turing your back

I’ll be just fine

When you leave me

Well what do you know

And I’ll be waiting

Down in Old Frisco


A Country Song


I’m just drinking some cold beers

To help dull the day

My old lady left me

Took more than my name

She took the pooch in the fight

Took the horses too

She left me here all alone

Wondering what I should do

 

Thought I’d write me a country song

Drinking beers all night

Thought I’d write me a country song

Help me feel alright

 

Little darling I’ve been thinking

About the things you said

I’ve had a full day of drinking

To help clear my head

Well in my mind we’re still in love

In my old truck

Making promises we both know

The words just ain’t enough

 

Thought I’d write me a country song

Drinking beers all night

Thought I’d write me a country song

Help me feel alright

 

I’ll crack a cold one and carry on 

I’ll keep on keeping on

I’ll crack a cold one and carry on

And write me a song

 

There’s something about a southern belle

Tank tops and twang

I had me a southern girl

Blue eyed as she came

She took it all- called it love

Taught me life is rough

Wonder how life would’ve turned out

If I hadn’t knocked her up

 

Thought I’d write me a country song

Drinking beers all night

Thought I’d write me a country song

Help me feel alright

 

Thought I’d write me a country song

Drinking beers all night

How do you like my country song

Hope I got it right


Bamboozled


-Instrumental-


Oh Brother


Oh brother look at you now

Is she done 

Dragging you down

Oh brother forget about you

I have no doubts 

Who you will choose

Oh brother never mind you now

Too far gone

A kin too far drown

 

And I thought

Blood was thicker- than water

Then I guess our blood is-

Watered down

 

And I thought to myself

That there must be a way out

And I thought to myself

That there must be a way out

 

Oh brother look at me now

Pushed aside

A second thought now

Oh brother forget about me

This ship is sinking low

Swallowed by the sea 

Oh brother never mind me

I’ll drop out of sight

No more minding me

 

And I thought

Blood was thicker- than water

Then I guess our blood is-

Watered down

 

And I thought to myself

That I must be in Hell

And I thought to myself

That I must be in Hell

 

Oh brother look at us now

The flame is burning low

But it's not quite out

Oh brother forget about us

If time heals all 

The hatchet’s bound to rust

Oh brother never mind us

The wound is scabbing over

But it scarred our trust

 

And I thought

Blood was thicker- than water

Then I guess our blood is-

Watered down

 

And I thought

Blood was thicker- than water

Then I guess our blood is-

Watered down


For Chris


It’s funny how things work sometimes

He took you right out from my eyes

But your time was not now, no not yet

Hope we meet up in Heaven

 

There’s so much, I wish I knew

Your childhood days, whats troubling you

Your hopes and dreams, I’ll never know

These trying times are weighing on my soul

 

It’s funny how things work sometimes

Never knew you were in such troubled times

A secret life, scraping by

Not the way you’ll live on in my mind

 

This life has set

To rise again

A life shed

To begin again

“Forgive me Father 

For I have sinned”

I confess

I strayed- I did

Heavenly Father

Lead me home

I’ll find purpose        

Beyond the tomb

Make me an Angel

Let me rise again

To be a better child

On the good path again

 

Heavens opened

And the Angel said

Don’t be sorry- don’t be sad

You got off track

I forgive you now

Your life was spiraling 

Sinking down 

I’ll make you an Angel

Let you rise again

Shepherd the sheep

Take them in

Watch over them

Teach right from wrong

Feed hungry mouths

Lead stragglers home

Give them shelter

From this storm of Hate

That’s sweeping the world

And tempting Fate

 

And when I stop

And think of you

The Heavens shine

On a life renewed


Talk Her Down


She’s pissed off steaming mad

Rightly so I done messed up bad

Let it go 

Let it go

Let it go

 

This is the last

Time I’ll say

You were the wrong

Wrong girl for me

Settle down

Settle down

Settle down

 

Somebody better talk her down

That girl don’t know 

What she’s talking about

Can I say one more thing

Before I go-

        

I didn’t want it to sound

Like I was laughing or putting you down

Live and learn

Live and learn 

Live and learn

 

This is the last

Time I’ll say

You were ever the right 

Right girl for me

But I must be- moving on 

Moving on

Moving on

 

Somebody better talk her down

That girl don’t know 

What she’s talking about

Can I say one more thing

Before I go-

 

There was a love but it’s starting to fade

The scales are tipping to the side of hate

The Heart and the Feather

Have been weighed

 

No hard feelings

But this wasn’t working out

Thought it best

We call it off now

Scared ourselves 

Into thinking this was more

A sacred love

Scarred by a lover’s war

 

And with all

That’s come to pass

It’s no wonder

‘We’ didn’t last

The wounds will heal

The memory fades

I’ll fade out 

Of your day to day


She Got TO Me


She has a vision- for her life

To travel to live- but will that suffice

Love has poor timing- yes and no

Life’s beauty- is in the unknown

 

That girl- got into my mind

Oh Oh she got to me

That girl- been wasting my time

Oh Oh she got to me

 

She says its not the right time- no not yet    

Says she’s of the wrong mind- wants to forget

Fate and love- are not courteous     

Be brave- be courageous

 

Don’t be afraid

Of letting go

I know it’s crazy 

But you never know

It’s a long shot

Our last chance

So lay it all out there

This is the last

 

That girl- got into my mind

Oh Oh she got to me

That girl- been wasting my time

Oh Oh she got to me

 

She says that’s it- is that all

These sweet nothings- were bound to fall            

But diverging lives- could be short lived

Converging hearts- aren’t coincidence


The Note


Solo traveller- you’ve come so far

A dead end dirt road- camping in your car

I liked your smile- I liked your look

A leap of faith- we never spoke

Said the note I found on my car

 

I’m facing up to facts

Never met a girl like that

Except maybe in my dreams

Except maybe in my dreams

 

Here’s my number- give me a call

I’ll be wondering- who you are

I saw you there- packing up

For a day on the trail- thought we’d hit it off

So I left a note on your car

 

I’d turned my back

Strolled away

Thinking “love is but a dream”

Cause all these girls I meet

Looking thru and right past me

Like I was a waste of time

Thought it was a waste of time

And its too late now

 

I’m facing up to facts

Never met a girl like that

Except maybe in my dreams

Except maybe in my dreams

 

So I gave her a call…

 

Fellow traveller- I liked your note

Over the moon- reading what you wrote

I saw you wave- that coy look

Kicking myself- that we never spoke

Thank God for the note on my car

 

I’m facing up to facts

Never met a girl like that

Except maybe in my dreams

Except maybe in my dreams

Except maybe in my dreams     

Lets see where this leads


Penny Down the Drain


Look at the machine

See no flashing red

No ring of hope

On the job front yet

Been on the search

Better part of eight months

Found a cent on the street

Thought I’d try my luck

 

Been awhile since I worked in this town

Chasing that penny down down down

Chase that penny down the drain

 

Go to cross the street

See the flashing red

See people marching by

Looking overhead

And I think to myself

About the wishing well

With the flip of a coin

I could have it figured out

 

Been awhile since I worked in this town

Chasing that penny down down down

Chase that penny down the drain

 

It’s worth next to nothing

Almost didn’t pick it up

But its worth a penny saved

And a pocket full of luck

 

Look at the machine

See the flashing red

Hold the coin to the slot

Triple sevens win

Drop your dream

Down the wishing well

Penny down the drain

And your lucks run out


Time Slow Down


Don’t give me that nonsense

Don’t give me that gruff

I said I’m sorry 

Now that’s enough

If there’s still love

I must be blind

Where’d it go

Why can’t I find

 

Time slow down

Press rewind

You and me babe

Making up… 

For the last time

 

You can put me aside

Throw me out

A thorn in your side

A jewel for your crown

Well if there is love

Don’t let it die

Writhing in the mud

Buried in the lies

 

Time slow down

Press rewind

You and me babe

Making up… 

For the last time

 

There’s no sense placing blame

There’s no sense playing this game

No sense in regrets

It’s nonsense we can’t take back

 

Time slow down

Press rewind

You and me babe

Making up… 

That this is the last time


Ain't No Running


Sprung from jail

I ride away

Hot on their trail

The law must pay

He took the life

I tried to save

Pointed at me

Then rode away

But there ain’t no running

From a gun

 

Well the law

Got out of hand

So my forty-five

Took the stand

This here gun 

Will snuff out your lies

When it’s in your face

Giving you six reasons why

Cause there ain’t no running

From what you’ve done

 

But you can try

 

A dirty life

Stained in sin

Blood on my hands

Smeared on my kin

I took a shovel

And dug him in 

Spade by spade

To Hell I sent

Cause there ain’t no running

From the grave

 

Sun’s sinking low

Out in the West

Showdown’s coming

Man in the vest

He says you’ll pay

A bullet in your brain

Any last words

Before I make your day

And there ain’t no running 

From God

 

Giddy Up


Alone

By Larry Lacerte



Love Me Wrong


Love me wrong 

Treat you right 

Wanna try that other thing this time?

 

Love me wrong, Babe

 

Love me wrong

Treat you right

Cmon show me where the sun don’t shine

 

Love me wrong, Babe

 

Cmon girl lay down

Cmon let your hair out

And let me- take it from here

 

Love you wrong

Treat me right

Come on around again this time

 

Love you wrong, Babe

 

Love you wrong

Second time

Yeah you’re a wild one al-right

 

Love you wrong, Babe

 

Cmon girl lay down

Lay back let me love you now

And let me- give it to you here

 

Love me wrong 

Treat you right 

Can we try that other thing this time?

 

Love me wrong, Babe    

 

Love me wrong

Treat you right

How do you want it this time?

 

Love you wrong, Babe


Alone


The road reaches out

To touch the sky

And I wave goodbye

To a life in ruins

 

Alone- out in the world

 

The moon rises up

To the stars

Wondering where you are

And whats to come

 

Alone- out in the world

 

The road runs out

From the hills

A new life- to build

Mile by mile

 

Alone- out in the world

 

The sun peers out 

With a weary smile

Splintering clouds

Shadows- over run    

 

Alone- out in the world

 

Have you ever felt so alone

Day and night

Have you ever felt so alone

And felt so right

Have you ever felt so alone

Wild and free

Have you ever felt so alone

And felt like you’re supposed to be

 

The road stretches up its arms

In a yawn

Rays of light- awaken

In the new dawn

 

Alone- out in the world

 

The world opens up 

No matter who you are

Rays of life- Embrace

Whats to come

 

Alone- out in the world

Alone- out in the world


Lovers Quarrel


Never been so wrong

About a girl

But I’ve been down this road before

It would’ve been so good

If you just could’ve- girl

Been real from the start

 

Must a been a good times- wild night

Out playing your games

Must a been a hollow kind of life

 

Must a been that- time of night

A last call for love

Must a been a real long time

 

What can I say

What can I do

After all we’ve been thru

 

But I’m sorry to say

I can’t love you this way

Just the way that you are

Do what you want 

Do what you will

Don’t know who you really are- anymore

 

Oh I hear you…

 

Never been so wrong

About a girl

But I’ve been hurt before

All was good

Then you felt you should

Go on and break my heart

 

Must a been a two timing- no good

A real son of a gun

Must a been a real standout guy

 

Must a been a good looking- love boat

A dreamer of dreams    

Must a been a real lowlife

 

What can I say

What can I do

After all we’ve been thru

 

But I’m sorry to say

I can’t love you this way

Just the way that you are

Say what you want

Say what you will

But we’ve gone far too far

 

What can I say

What can I do

After all that we’ve been thru

 

What can I say 

What can I do

I just don’t love you- anymore


Work of Love


I was wrong- darling 

To risk it all

To stand by idly 

Thinking you had all you’d want

 

I was wrong

Not thinking of you

I was wrong

Not seeing this thru

 

Stay with me

Little darling

In this work of love

 

Stay with me

Little darling

In this work of love

 

I was wrong- darling

To gamble on our love

A sacred covenant

Signed in our blood

 

I was wrong

Not making the time 

While time was stealing    

The love of my life

 

Stay with me

Little darling

In this work of love

 

Stay with me

Little darling

In this work of love

 

I should have known

Forever till I die

Till death do us part

This love is no lie

 

I should have known

You shouldn’t have to say

Don’t know what you have

Till it almost gets away

 

Stay with me

Little darling

In this work of love

 

Stay with me

Little darling

In this work of love

 

Stay with me [x4]


Fools Gold


A tale of Spanish shipwreck

Pirate ships and gold

A walk along the beach

Just kids out for gold

Washed in with the waves

Sand between our toes

Some strange looking coins

We mistook for gold

-Fools gold

 

Fools gold

Richer of the soul

Fools gold

 

Rich beyond our years

The treasures we had found

Castles in the sand

Plastic pails and shells        

A little red shovel            

For digging up the gold

No richer of the pocket

But richer of the soul

-Fools Gold

 

Fools gold

Richer of the soul

Fools gold

 

Gold from the toy store

Coins from the arcade

Dad you had us fooled

Treasures in the waves

-Fools Gold

 

Fools gold

Richer of the soul

Fools gold

 

Tales of treasure hunting 

Will live on through the years

Never mind the tricks

They brought happy tears 

In my mind you’ll live on

Like playing in the sand

Struck it rich in memories

The “Worlds Greatest Dad”

-Fools Gold

 

The real gold 

Being richer of the soul

Real gold

 

The real gold 

Being richer of the soul

Real gold


Soul for Sale


Somebody better save her now

Alone- down and out

 

Standing out- city’s loud

Praying- it’s enough

 

No running out- sinking down

A soul for sale- starts to rust

 

Stanger I was

Stranger I am    

Just another 

Face of stone

 

Guilty eyes

Hide her despise

Help!

I’m so alone

 

Reaching out

Demons surround

Lost 

The wind moans    

 

Stanger I was

No more I am

An Angel

Finds a home    

 

No running out- of this hellish town

Stained my faith- sins of love

 

Standing out- heart pouring out

Steeped in blood- oozing trust

 

Somebody better save her now

Alone- down and out


Suit and Noose


Throw a coin in the fountain

Down the wishing well

Jump in head first

You know I wish you well

Been slaving away

Cashing in my time

In a glass castle

Burning up my life

 

Been trying to get out

Been trying to fly

Oh got to get out before I 

Hang myself in this suit and tie

 

Climb that ladder

Climb it to the top

Jump off the roof

Pavement belly flop

Line me up 

Put a bullet in my head

Shoot me down

Put me in my dirt bed

 

Been trying to get out

Been trying to fly

Oh got to get out before I 

Hang myself in this suit and tie

 

Needle in my vein 

Says you won’t feel a thing

I said that's fine

Send me into that dream

Strap me down

Turn the juice up to ten

Fry me good

Let the rat race end

 

Been trying to get out

Been trying to fly

Oh got to get out before I 

Hang myself in this suit and tie

 

Been trying to get out

Been trying to fly

Oh got to get out before I 

Hang myself in this suit and tie

 

Gonna hang myself in this suit and tie


Wrong Woman


She’s the wrong woman

Brother can’t you see

Love drunk eyes 

Only deceive    

 

She’s the wrong woman

Brother let her go

Your heart will forgive you    

Your mind will let go

 

If you ain’t loving him baby

Don’t make him hate to love

If you ain’t loving him baby

Please- let him go

 

She’s the wrong woman

Brother can’t you see

This story ends

In heartbreak and grief

 

She’s the wrong woman 

Brother let her go

Send the Devil on your shoulder

Back down her hole

 

If you ain’t loving him baby

Don’t make him hate to love

If you ain’t loving him baby

Please- let him go

 

She’s the wrong woman

Brother wish you’d see

Sex starved or not

Her claws are buried deep

 

She’s the wrong woman 

Brother run away 

Don’t drive yourself crazy    

Live to love another day    

 

If you ain’t loving him baby

Don’t make him hate to love

If you ain’t loving him baby

Please- let him go


Same Old Story


Oh how I miss her

Everyday a little bit more

Oh how I want her

In every way just a little bit more

 

The same old story

And I never

Saw her again

 

Oh how I loved her

Every night I think of before

Oh how I loved her

A once whole heart ripped and torn

 

The same old story

And I never

Saw her again

 

Oh oh oh oh its the fate of the world

Wondering- what could have been

 

No amount of wishing

Wondering what I’m missing

Will change the fact that no

No she does not

 

The same old story

And I never 

Saw her again

The same old story

But once again

The same old end

 

Oh how I miss her

Time that two edged sword

Oh how I want her

Gored by a woman’s scorn

Oh how I loved her

Gave the rose but got the thorns

 

The same old story

And I never 

Saw her again

The same old story

But once again

The same old end


Lonely Life


Leave it to a woman

To bring me down

Leading me on

Chasing her around

Not who I thought she’d be

Everything I hoped she’d be

 

Gotta learn sometime

It’s a lonely life

Waiting in the back of my mind

Every- time

 

Is a girl

That I want

Think her up

Then she’s gone

 

And I watched as she burned us down     

And I watched as she burned us down

 

Leave it to a woman

To hurt me now

Another failed love

Another let down

Hoping and praying            

She comes a-round

 

Gotta learn sometime

It’s a lonely life

Waiting in the back of my mind

Every- time

 

Is a girl

That I want

Think her up

Then she’s gone

 

And I wonder if she figured out        

And I wonder if she figured out

 

And I know

It may not be right

And I know

It may be dead inside

And I know 

Got to learn sometime

And I know

And I know

 

Gotta learn sometime

It’s a lonely life

Waiting in the back of my mind

Every- time

 

She’s the girl

That I want

Think her up

Then she’s gone

 

And I wonder if she’s lonely now    

And I wonder if she’s lonely now


The Divine

By Larry Lacerte



 

Lost

 

I lost it all

Sooner or later

We all fall

-Down

 

I looked above

Asking why

How about some

-Love

 

Look around look around

People are staring

Watching as you

-Drown

 

Lost faith in all

Sooner or later

You’ll answer for it

-All

 

 

Darkness

 

Such is life

Out on the road

Such is life

Out on your own

 

Where did my life go

Lost but aren’t we all

Wandering around in a fog

Such is life- out on this road

 

Such is life

Out on the road

Such is life

Out on your own

 

Where ever shall I go

On this hellish road

Toil and sin of a life I choose

Such is life- out on this road

 

 

Sinking

 

I’m sinking down now

Into the valley of my mind

There’s no way out now

All the answers I must find

 

In my own hell now

Terrors of my mind

A long way down now

Demons so unkind

 

 

Demons

 

Vice or virtue

Crutches of toil and sin

Fall off the wagon

Look at this mess you're in

Lost in greed 

Oh you want too much

Too proud too selfish

Only out for lust

 

Don’t think so lowly

Oh it's a vicious rut

Wasteful indulgence

Danger of the glut

A building anger

Waiting to burst within

Demonick wisdom

Idle hands of sin

 

 

Thought I might 

Lay down and die

Sit and wonder 

Why oh why

Thought it’d never

Happen to me

In the shadows

I start to see    

 

Thought I might

Not even try

Fear the blame

I curse at the sky

Thought it’d never 

Happen to me

But the struggle

Helped me see    

 

 

Throw off those Demons

Make sure you whip ‘em good

Shed those shadows

Oh it’ll do you good [x4]

 

 

Angels

 

In my dreams

An Angel sings

There’s a way out

Out of here

There’s a way out

Right thru here

 

Had to let you fall

So you’d understand

So you’d be thankful

When you could stand

 

Had to let you feel

The lick of the flames

The crack of the whip

Call your Demons names

 

 

In my dreams

An Angel sings

There’s a way out

Out of here

There’s a way out

I’ll take you there

 

Forgive yourself

For sinking so low

But don’t forget

What it’s like below

 

Forgive yourself

Learn to give

Give yourself

Learn to live

 

 

In my dreams

An Angel sings

 

In my dreams

An Angel sings

 

Light

 

Such is life

Out on the road

Such is life

Not on your own

 

Out into the darkness I roam 

To make the unknown known

To be loved as one of His own

Such is life- out on this road

 

Such is life

Out on the road

Such is life

Not on your own

 

A Heaven of sky and stone

Found beauty in the life I know

Found love as one of their own

Found life- out on this road

 

 

Divine

 

Answer the call

Lend a hand

To those who fall

-Down

 

Thank God above

Whatever you call Him

We all call it

-Love

 

Look alive look alive

Live while you can

And you won’t fear the

-Light

 

Have faith in all 

Whatever you call it    

It's all just right from    

-Wrong

 

THE END


Work Tapes

By Larry Lacerte


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Dreaming of the Ways


The light bleeds thru the shades

And all I see is you

The hair across your face

Dancing in the morning hues

Look around

Look around

Look around

 

Sitting inside on a lonely day

Staring out at the rain

Wondering if you’ll call today

Dreaming of the ways

 

The light bleeds thru the shades

And all I hear is you

Sleep talking sweet nothings

Mumbled between us two

Listen now

Listen now

Listen now

 

Sitting inside on a lonely day

Staring out at the rain

Wondering if you’ll call today

Dreaming of the ways

 

And I hope it's not over

As my mind drifts away

Dreams of being with you

On a new day

 

The light bleeds thru the shades 

And all I want is you

The day outside can wait

I’m all wrapped up in you

All around

All around

All around

 

Sitting inside on a lonely day

Staring out at the rain

Wondering if you’ll call today

Dreaming of the ways


One More Whiskey


One more whiskey

Be good for me

Drink it down

Then we’ll see

Well she looks like trouble

But I just got to know

 

One more whiskey

For my woozy brain    

Drench my troubles

Wash them away

Cause I got a woman

Tearing at my soul

 

One more whiskey

To stain the day

Give it colors

A new frame

One hand in my pocket

One hand on my throat

 

One more whiskey

Be good for me

Choke my worries

Set me free

One more whiskey

To wash down my soul

 

Better make that one more whiskey

To wash down my soul


I Don't Care


Sit alone

Late one night 

Thinking about what’s to come

I call 

To make things right

But you won’t pick up the phone

 

I don’t care 

I don’t want to 

Be with you

 

Pickup the phone

Babe I know you’re there

Lying around thinking life’s not fair

Cmon babe- it’s just me

Flirting with forgetting

You and me

 

I don’t care 

I don’t want to 

Be with you

 

Lord it felt so good

To be with you [x4]

 

I don’t care 

I don’t want to 

Be with you

 

Cmon babe you know I care

Been waiting on forever

Hoping you’d be there

So what do you say

We let this go

And just get back to saying hello

 

I don’t care 

I don’t want to 

Be with you

 

Sit alone

Late one night

Thinking how it went so wrong

I call 

To make things right

But you don’t pick up the phone


Killing Me Babe


Should of known

You weren’t the girl

When you put on that face

Make believe 

You can hide that other side

You’re in a bad place

…Let’s talk about it

 

It’s killing me baby

I know it’s true

It’s killing me baby

I still love you

 

Let’s talk about it

 

Say you’re a woman

But you’re just a child

Wanting what you want

Making faces

When you don’t get your way

Being who you’re not

…Let’s talk about it

 

It’s killing me baby

I know it’s true

It’s killing me baby 

I still love you

 

Let’s talk about it

[Chorus x3]


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