Cool Rock

by Chris Lee

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I don't think I'm brave enough To run with the serious cossacks of love But you move like a cavalry And I have no choice but to sign myself up My heart beats crazy My heart was born to break My heart don't stand a chance But that's a chance I have to take I'm running running running I know your love is coming You run with ungentlemen All of them tedious gangsters of love And the ways that you wrangle them Make me delerious Enough is enough My heart beats crazy My heart was born to break My heart don't stand a chance But that's a chance I have to take [Chorus] You've teased my soul so long My love's a thousand stories long Bleary-eyed and blushing My blood's a river rushing My heart beats crazy My heart was born to break My heart don't stand a chance But that's a chance I was born to take [Chorus]
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Blackstone rangers circling 'round Pretty strangers getting down Golden lessons are learning themselves this evening Fauban fables exploding new Beating hearts and they're bleeding blue Stolen questions that I never knew we'd rescue And we sail on So where did all the Dan Penns go? And who am I to think I'd know? A Southern cipher or merely a backseat driver? The favorite suns must be setting soon Running scared to the classic tune Of broken cycles a-chiming in time and season [Chorus]
3.
An ocean swell immersed me well And voices massed to cast a spell Step by step I struck the keys Unveiling holy harmonee I was the soul of a nation who's gone mad I was a teenage symphony to God Around me mad vibrations swirled The dumbest angel in the world The feels flowed, the mouths were fed My fragile soul was left for bled [Chorus] The devil's choir is in my head It sings me deeper into bed And day to day I'm haunted by The spectors deep inside my mind [Chorus]
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Never thought to treat you fine Never cared when you were mine But lately I want you Mama I need you Funny how you think you know Thought that I could let you go But lately I want you Mama I need you Now desperate visions bury me alive Lying wild awake in bed Lately I want you Mama I need you Stars between the evergreens Make me wonder eveything Make me want to stomp and sing Lately I want you Mama I need you
5.
Julie Ann, Julie Ann She's my sweet physician You've got to understand Julie Ann, Julie Ann Found my true religion In the city's desert sand She's my secret mission My Yankee belle I never knew I needed someone else until I fell into the arms of my Julie Ann [Chorus] My sacred heart is in her hands Her every whim is my command Understand I'm your man [Chorus]
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Swearing by the wildest notion That you and I are supposed to be I'm revelling in blind emotion Knowing you will come to see I'm doing everything I can To make you understand I'm your man These reveilles of love I'm blaring Won't be wasted melodees The stations of the cross I'm bearing Are frequencies I'm bound to reach [Chorus] I never thought that I'd be feeling so divine With just the thought of making you mine The chase is everything, no matter what it brings And I won't stop 'til every soul sings [Chorus]
7.
Well it ain't rock and roll That story's been sold I don't believe in blue eyes Just in rusty-red heart's cries I'm just a man who sings what I know Say it ain't soul When the music was bold Every boy could spin gold Now the Emporer's clothes Lie crumpled in the backseat of some '76 Olds [Chorus] I'm dying to know: Who are you to say it ain't soul? I'm not a man who sings what I'm told Say it ain't soul How would you even know? Say it ain't soul
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released June 3, 2003

on MISRA

Words & Music by CL (c) Carolina Songcorp (bmi)
Except "Nobody Cares For Me" by John S. Hurt

Recorded by Matt Verta-Ray, Nicholas Marantz & Mark Nevers
Mixed by Mark Nevers
Mastered by Jim Demain

Played by Greg Gonzalez (drums) Steve Shelley (drums) Jeremy Wilms (bass, horn arrangement) Yusuke Yamamoto (vibraphone) Stuart Bogie (tenor sax) Aaron Johnson (trombone) Jordan McLean (trumpet) Nicholas Marantz (keyboards, electronics) & CL (guitar, voice, etc)

Photography by Julie Ann Bleha
Design finesse by Tifenn Aubert

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Chris Lee is a Brooklyn-based, North Carolina-born singer-songwriter. He has released four albums and performed throughout the US and Europe.

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