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These are the latest mixes of recent songs (2018-2019). When I do a final mix and master on the songs, they will be available on iTunes, Amazon Digital, and other music download sites (as are my three previous albums). Click the links below to hear samples on Amazon Digital Music.

Appropriate portions of the songs on the three albums listed above were embedded in the eBook versions of the novels by the same name. The “enhanced” eBook versions are available in the iBookstore, while the other versions (softcover and regular eBook) are available on Amazon.

You can listen to the NEW songs by clicking the Play Button on the audio players below. Also, you can read the lyrics to each song by clicking the toggle button beneath each audio player.

Click Here to the See Lyrics for "Redemption"

Redemption

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Smoke

Verse 1

I saw you leap from a broken bridge

Into a river of tears

Saddest sound I’ve ever heard

Your echoed cries in my ears

Verse 2

I feel you through my dreams at night

At least that’s what I believe

Can I save you this time

Is this my reprieve

Chorus

I’d give my life see you smile

And hold you one more time

But I’m haunted by what I could have done

Was there a prayer I did not pray

A word I did not say

I need direction

I need connection

I need a cure for this soul infection

I need Redemption

I need Redemption Redemption

Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, yeah…

Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, yeah…

Verse 3

I know everyone can’t be saved

And life is rarely fair

If I could have eased your pain

I’d have risked it all, I swear

Verse 4

I read your tear-stained note that night

Your forgiving sweet goodbye

You explained so many things

Everything but why

Chorus

Ah, this darkness pulls me down

I search for reasons to believe

That you and I will meet again

I need a hero for this story

Release from purgatory

I need direction

I need connection

I need a cure for this soul infection

I need Redemption, oh yeah, yeah

I need Redemption, oh yeah, yeah

I need Redemption Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, yeah…

Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, yeah…

© Stephen Smoke 2018 All Rights Reserved Published by Kitmun Music

The Music Was Coltrane

by Stephen Smoke | Redemption

Click Here to See Lyrics for "And the Music Was Coltrane"

And the Music Was Coltrane

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Smoke

Verse 1

Those were the dog days for sure

Long on dreams and short on dimes

You were somethin’ and I was yours

We held the secret for a time

Verse 2

But then our dreams died sudden death

Happened so fast we did not see

Shot through the heart with hopelessness

Seduced by reality

Chorus

And the music was Coltrane

Some things you just can’t explain

To this day I remember the rain

And I remember you

Verse 3

Limousine crawls through the street

Silver dollars on four wheels

It’ll be good to see you again

Both knowin’ how it feels

Chorus

First and Second verse Chorus  

© Copyright 1988 Stephen Smoke All Rights Reserved Published by Kitmun Music

Click Here to See Lyrics for "Tone Poems"

Tone Poems

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Smoke

Verse 1

Sitting here all night long…writin’ tone poems

Messages in a bottle…on a sea of alone

Sometimes I think…I think too much

Sometimes I think…I think too much

Verse 2

3 a.m. silent time

Chasin’ mystery rhymes

No one there…to please

Alone but not lonely

Lookin’ for only

Some kind of redemption and peace

But sometimes the music can get so dark

But sometimes the music can get so…dark

But sometimes the music can get so dark

Verse 3

People say I’m just…killin’ time

I feel so alive breathin’ rhythm and rhyme

Sometimes I feel…I feel too much

Sometimes I feel…I feel too much

Verse 4

Darkness gathers

I’m Chasin’ mad hatters

Need a dose of the blues

Gives me a calmin’ down

Brings me back around

Reminds me I got somethin’ to lose

But sometimes the music can get so dark

But sometimes the music can get so…dark

But sometimes the music can get so dark

© Copyright 2019 Stephen Smoke All Rights Reserved Published by Kitmun Music

Click Here to the See Lyrics for "Shakespeare's Cadillac"

Shakespeare’s Cadillac

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Smoke

Livin’ in my car in the Hollywood Hills

Workin’ as a waiter tryin’ to pay my bills

All day long I play my guitar

Writin’ songs in the back seat of my car

If I ever get outta here I ain’t comin back

Dreamin’ the dream in Shakespeare’s Cadillac

Recorded my songs hustlin’ every day

An A and R man says, “I like the way you play”

I grabbed that life line and wouldn’t let go

Now I’m drivin down Sunset’…I’m on the radio

Top down, hair blowin, don’t look back

I’m ridin’ smooth…in Shakespeare’s Cadillac

Chorus

If I could go back and rewrite the script

There’s a lot of things I’d like to flip

But one thing I’d never change when I look back

Is that sweet, sweet ride…In my Shake, Shake, Shake…Shakespeare’s Cadillac

 

Six months in my song hit number ten

Then I tried real hard to do it again

Barely cracked a hundred, I was yesterday’s news

I was playin’ rock and roll, but I was singin’ the blues

Went down some dark roads, thought I’d never come back

Took a detour…in Shakespeare’s Cadillac

Dove into a bottle and I almost drowned

Jobs dried up, people stopped comin’ ‘round

Burned a lotta bridges, said a lotta things

Hard to walk among the people once you been a king

Finally drove down a cul de sac

Ran outta gas…in Shakespeare’s Cadillac

Chorus

Now I play the one-hit wonder shows

I play a couple of tunes that people sorta know

I can still get laid, I still get paid

But I’m livin’ in a different world than the one I made

Drivin town to town…tryin’ to get back on track

Me and…Shakespeare’s Cadillac

Chorus

Click Here to See Lyrics for "Glorious Charade"

Glorious Charade

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Smoke

Verse 1

You touch my scars without recoil

You feel torn apart yet come back whole

You get a front row seat…to the dark unknown

And when you’re done…you can go back home

There’s also beauty that must be told Inspiration feeds the soul

And what I see…behind the veil

Keeps me here…long enough to tell the tale

Chorus

All the dreamers have gone to bed

Lullabies all in their heads

At the end of the day

Make no mistake I’m here with you

And I’m wide awake

Verse 2

I know I drink a little too much

And I would agree it’s been a crutch

But it helps me hide…a broken heart

And it numbs the pain…when the darkness starts

I interpret life: just what I see

Decode the bliss and the misery

From all the lies…meant to confuse

I uncover truths that I can use

Chorus

Verse 3

Life’s a masquerade: the many faces of you

Each one a little false, each one a little true

It’s a mixed blessing…this glorious charade

Just when you think you know yourself you are betrayed

Been down the road in both directions

I made mistakes, I made corrections

There are dangerous curves…and tolls to pay

And the shortcuts…tend to lead me astray

Chorus

© Copyright 2018 Stephen Smoke All Rights Reserved Published by Kitmun Publishing

Click Here to See the Lyrics for "One For the Road"

One For the Road

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Smoke

Verse 1

Time to get dirty, baby

You know what I mean

Time to fire up

That sex machine

You need a vacation

No need to bring no magazines

Just bring your imagination

Those hot legs

And that sweet thing in between

Verse 2

You’re my addiction, baby

And I need you bad

(You’re the) worst craving

Best I ever had

I shoot you up

In doses that leave me drained

Can’t give you up

I don’t want no cure

Just wanna live with the pain

Chorus:

Wake up in the morning

My head is in a spin

But this is a dream I wanna be in

Come back to bed, baby

How ‘bout one for the road

Verse 3

I think about you

All day long

You know I can’t work

Feelin’s so strong

Then you video-call me

You give me that look and show me that thing

Ain’t nothin’ like it

Such a smooth ride

On that sweet adrenaline

Chorus

© Copyright 2018 Stephen Smoke All Rights Reserved Published by Kitmun Music

Click Here to the See Lyrics for "Until the Darkness Comes"

Until the Darkness Comes

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Smoke

Verse:

I know it ain’t right, but I don’t think it’s wrong

I know things have gotta change

Just can’t go on, till my strength is gone

Sometimes I feel it’s killin’ me

Is this the end or is it just too dark to see

I can’t tell in this fog

I look for a way through, but all I see is you

I free fall till darkness comes

Chorus:

Oh, Oh, Oh, my baby, until the darkness comes

Oh, Oh, Oh yeah, my baby, until the darkness comes

Verse:

My private disease, has brought me to my knees

Feel like I’m broken in two

When what you want, just ain’t what you need

Somebody’s gonna bleed

Chorus

© Stephen Smoke 2018 All Rights Reserved Published by Kitmun Music

Click Here to See Lyrics for "Easy Street"

Easy Street

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Smoke

Verse:

You really didn’t think I’d go

Just shows what you know

Suitcase and guitar in hand

Gonna join a rock and roll band

Feel like I’m free at last

Feel like I’m a movin’ fast

On Easy Street

Lexi likes her rock and rollers

Usually orders two to go

She dances all night long

Sweatin’ to her favorite songs

She whispered in my ear

Man, it’s cool out here

On Easy Street

Chorus:

Grass ain’t always greener

Streets are usually meaner

Hard road can take a heavy toll

Experience means nothing

‘Less you pay attention

Otherwise you’re just lettin’ circles roll, baby

Lettin’ circles roll 

Verse:

Now I’m sleepin’ till noon

Workin’ on a killer tune

Last night was a tough night

Some drunks got in a fight

Two guys got into a scrum

Fell into the drums (made a mess)

On Easy Street

Nobody wants to hear my songs

Play “Satisfaction” all night long

Drummer quit the band

Some drunks broke his snare and his hand

Well, I ain’t singin’ much

Feel like I’m losin’ touch

On Easy Street

Chorus

Verse:

Now Lexi’s into jazz

She said she had a great time

Now I’m playin mostly blues

Feel like I’m payin’ dues

My ego got a little scarred

Times’ve gotten hard

Down on Easy Street

I saw you just the other day

You were with somebody else

Makes no sense at all

To wait for you to call

I picture you and him in bed

Feel like I’m walking dead

Down on Easy Street

Chorus:

Thought a change of scene

Might do me good

The only thing that changed

Was the weather

Changed my tune

Sad love songs

Now your name seems to rhyme a little better

Maybe we should just get back together, oh yeah

Verse:

It’s good to be back home

Closest thing I’ve ever known

Things got a little outta hand

I’m glad to be your man again, baby

Seen enough emotional graffiti

Life just ain’t that easy

Down on Easy Street

© Copyright 2019 Stephen Smoke All Rights Reserved Published by Kitmun Music

Click Here to See Lyrics for "Give Me Moonlight"

Give Me Moonlight

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Smoke

Verse:

I see your body lying naked next to mine

I see your private tattoo

Moon shadows paint you in and outta light

A masterpiece of you

Chorus:

Give me moonlight

Make it midnight

Gonna be all right

When my baby comes around

You know I’m yours, baby

You know you drive me crazy

When you bring your love around

Verse:

Like Christmas morning, I just can’t wait

To unwrap your gift

I slip your lace down, nice and slow

Get lost in a lovers’ kiss

Chorus

I see your body lying naked next to mine

I see your private tattoo

Moon shadows paint you in and outta light

A masterpiece of you

Chorus

© Copyright 2019 Stephen Smoke All Rights Reserved Published by Kitmun Music

Click Here to See Lyrics for "Serious"

Serious

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Smoke

Verse 1

If you’re suicide serious

What’s been lost…can’t be found

You’ve crossed the Rubicon

Ain’t no middle ground

If you’re gonna do it, do it

Put an end to fear

You don’t need a crowd

To disappear

Chorus

Let it go Baby, let it go

All the hurt, all the rage

Let it go and turn the page

Pull the chord

And start free-fall Into the light

Into the night

Into what’s next

Into the void

Into nothin’ at all

Start free

Free fall

Verse 2

That terminal sadness, oh…

Imprisoned in your mind

Days get long when you count the hours

All that wasted time

There ain’t no sin in sadness

It’s your life, live or die

So many tiny deaths

You don’t need a long goodbye

Chorus

© Copyright 2018 Stephen Smoke All Rights Reserved Published by Kitmun Music

Click Here to See Lyrics for "Expert on Everything"

Expert on Everything

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Smoke

She knows everything

She knows everyone

She’s done everything under the sun, oh yeah

She an expert on everything except real life

She an expert on everything except real life

 

I climbed a mountain

She said she climbed one higher than mine

I said I’ve been searchin’

She said I hope that you will find

Somethin’ good as mine

I’d rather find mine

 

She’s seen everything and nothing at all

Been everywhere but here

Lived a life of almost-there

Lived a life of could-have-been

Exaggeration is her tool and trade

Here she comes, drink up, drink up, drink the Kool Aid

Here she comes, drink up, drink up, drink the Kool Aid

 

She knows everything

She knows everyone

She’s done everything under the sun, oh yeah

She an expert on everything except real life

She an expert on everything except real life

 

I bought a new car

She said, “Cool, but mine cost more.”

She values worth … a dollar … at a time

Always keepin’ score

Always wantin’ more

Baby, what for

 

Takin’ victory laps for races never run

Trying to impress everyone

Tryin’ to fill an empty space

She’s made an art of saving face

Built a life without a saving grace

Here she comes, drink up, drink up, drink the Kool Aid

Here she comes, drink up, drink up, drink the Kool Aid

Solo

Repeat Verse 1

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Click Here to the See Lyrics for "Danger is the Needle"

Danger is the Needle

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Smoke

Verse 1

You’re lookin’ good, your lean machine

Baby, taste that sweet adrenaline

Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide

You meet yourself comin’ back from the other side

Chorus

Take a walk on the wild side

I’d love to hear you moan

Life is a drug, oh my darlin’ one

And danger is the needle…that drives it home

Verse 2

You got the edge, see it in your eyes

You dress the part, there ain’t no need for a disguise

You don’t back down, you bring it on

You bite my ear and whisper, “C’mon”

Chorus

Take a walk on the wild side

I’d love you hear you moan

Life is a drug, oh my darlin’ one

And danger is the needle…that drives it home

Verse 3

I need you, baby, like air to breathe

If I don’t taste you soon I feel I’m gonna bleed

You got that thing, don’t need a name

Just know that after tonight ain’t gonna be the same

Chorus

© Stephen Smoke 2018 All Rights Reserved Published by Kitmun Music

Click Here to See Lyrics for "Amsterdam"

Amsterdam

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Smoke

Verse 1

Got my guitar case wide open

Singin’ “Nowhere Man” to no one at all

People they look right through me

Just a modern echo on an ancient wall

Verse 2

Weekends I go to the Van Gogh

I choose a painting and I write a song

Art is timeless, it’s a word that lingers

In a ‘Verse that goes on and on

Verse 3

Walk along the river and I stop at a hash bar

Sit in the corner and drift away

Feeling so Amsterdam lonely

Miss my baby in LA

Chorus

Ohhh… Amsterdam

Ohhh… Amsterdam

You got me runnin’

You got me writin’

You got me feelin’

Oh God, I am alive

Oh God, I am alive

Verse 4

Van Gogh is darkness in bright color

Rembrandt character in candlelight

I hang my pictures of words and music

In galleries of long and thoughtful nights

Verse 5

I chase canals into the moonlight

To a place where the river runs free

Windmills spin dreams in the darkness

As the lighthouse paints the sea

© Copyright 2012 Stephen Smoke All Rights Reserved Published by East of Sideways Music

Lookin' For My Muse

by Stephen Smoke | Redemption

Click Here to See the Lyrics for "Lookin' For My Muse"

Lookin’ For My Muse

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Smoke

Verse 1

Well, I’m lookin’ for my muse

Used to find her in a bottle a’ booze

Tired a’ singin’ the blues, yeah

Lookin, lookin’for my muse

And I think it could be you

Lookin’ for some inspiration, baby

How ‘bout you

Verse 2

Well, I’m lookin’ for my groove

Mesmerized by the way you move

Makes my rough edges smooth

Lookin’, lookin’ for my groove

And I think it could be you

Lookin’ for some stimulation

Baby, how ‘bout you

Chorus

There are times I need a place to go

To remember who I am and what I know

Sometimes I feel…so disconnected

Sometimes I feel…lost and rejected

You’re my elixir, baby you’re my fixer

And I need a dose…right now

And I need a dose…right now

Verse 3

Lookin’ for a fun taboo

Helps me navigate the blues

Helps me make it through Lookin’, Lookin’ for taboo

And I think it could be you

Wanna taste forbidden fruit How ‘bout you

Chorus

Verse 4

Lookin’ for some magic

When we’re in sync we’re telepathic

Legendary and romantic, yeah

Lookin’, lookin’ for some magic

I see some magic in you

Lookin’ to create illusion

How ‘bout you

Chorus

© Copyright 2018 Stephen Smoke All Rights Reserved Published by Kitmun Music

Click Here to See Lyrics for "Makin' Peace With Myself"

Makin’ Peace With Myself

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Smoke

Verse 1

Started talkin’ and could not stop

Told the truth till the very last drop

Some tasted bitter, some went down hard

Some of your truths were not the same as mine

Memories get colored with the brush of time

Some were brutal, some were kind

Chorus

Makin’ peace with myself

The war’s been gone on for too long

I can’t remember what I’m fighting for

Just know I’m losin’…and I can’t go on no more

Verse 2

Memories haunt my dreams at night

I rewrite the scenes to make ‘em play out right

Like a newly-blind man searchin’ darkness for a life he once had

I remember the day I came to pick up my things

There was someone there…you wouldn’t let me in

Man, I thought I never could hurt that bad

Chorus

Verse 3 

Lots of first times and last times too

I was young and so were you

First time I ever unlocked that door

I wasn’t prepared to feel that much

Felt pain in places I could not touch

Last time I ever unlocked that door

Chorus

© Copyright 2018 Stephen Smoke All Rights Reserved Published by Kitmun Music

Click Here to See Lyrics for "To Sad To Cry"

Too Sad To Cry

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Smoke

Verses 1 & 2

Baby, how did we get here

It didn’t happen over night

I know you think I’m wrong

And I know that you think you’re right

But I’m too damned tired to fight

Turn the lights out when you go

Leave the key and lock the door

I need to be alone for a little while

‘Cause I know I ain’t gonna see you anymore

‘Cause I know I ain’t gonna see you anymore

Chorus

(And it makes me) Too sad to cry, yeah

Too sad to cry, yeah

Too sad, baby Too sad, baby Too sad to cry

Yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, I’m too sad to cry

Yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, I’m too sad to cry

Verses 3 & 4

Lies of omission weigh us down

We qualify and justify

You say a well-crafted truth really ain’t a lie

And you even tell yourself you’re bein’ kind

Don’t have to say everything

I’m not talkin’ about confession

But when darkness starts to come down hard

Can we really choose truth over obsession

Can we really choose truth over obsession

Chorus

Bridge

I know nothin’ lasts forever

Even this pain I’m goin’ through

Well, I need to remember to forget

That you used to be…my world

Verses 5 & 6

The face I used to love is fading

Flickering in and out of lies

We used to talk without sayin’ anything

Now we can’t even say goodbye

I already miss you, baby

And you just walked out the door

There ain’t no goin’ back and now we can’t go on

So we’re stuck in hell for a while

So we’re stuck in hell for a while

Chorus

Bridge

Outro

Too sad, baby Too sad, baby Too sad…to cry

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Click Here to See Lyrics for "Movin It"

Movin’ It

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Smoke

Verse 1

When you taught me Tantra…that was something new

I studied hard…did a lotta crammin’ too

When you’re the teacher…I don’t mind going back to school

‘Specially when you got that hot body…turnin’ every shade of cool

Chorus 1

You’re a little bit jazz, I’m a rock’n’roll

I’m a little bit blues, you’re a little bit soul

But we move…to the rhythm all night long

Oh babe, I love the way you move it

Oh babe, I love the way you move…movin’ it

Verse 2

Baby’s good to me, I gotta say

We try to meet each other halfway

She said “I’ll try S&M…Is that like an M&M treat?”

I said,” Kinda, baby, just a little more sweet”

Chorus 2:

You’re a little Coachella, I’m a Desert Trip

I’m a Bryan Adams, you’re a Tragically Hip

But we move…to the rhythm all night long

Oh babe, I love the way you move it

Oh babe, I love the way you move…movin’ it

Verse 3

We’re kinda yin and yang…but we make it work

She thinks I’m crazy…I think’s she’s the queen of quirk

But she uses that body…like a sex machine

It’s the most addicting thing this boy has ever seen

Chorus 3

You’re Yo Yo Ma, I’m a Joshua Bell

But we both like AC/DC and “Highway to Hell”

And we move…to the rhythm all night long

Oh babe, I love the way you move it

Oh babe, I love the way you move…movin’ it

© Copyright 2018 Stephen Smoke All Rights Reserved Published by Kitmun Publishing

Click Here to See Lyrics for "Broken World"

Broken World

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Smoke

Verse 1

On a train (that) never leaves the station

Come too far to be nowhere

Truth gets lost in the translation

When you get can’t here from there

My life’s an earthly consecration

Punching in and punching out

Embroidered prayers for dispensation

Dreaming dreams of the devout

In a broken world

Chorus

I live in a broken world

Hopes and dreams shattered

Fragmented and scattered

People that once mattered…to me

Are now broken and far away

Verse 2

She dreams of walking across the room

He dreams of a brand new car

Compared to takin’ a step on your own

A road trip just ain’t that far

The world’s made up of big ideas

And also tiny dreams

The world looks like a giant place

So much smaller than it seems

Chorus

Verse 3

He looks for a face no longer there

Just his mind playin’ tricks

The sadness is just too much to bear

‘Cause he knows there ain’t no fix

People he loves have gone away

He’ll never see them again

Yet he sees the world in great detail

Just a world he ain’t no longer in

It’s a Broken World

© Copyright 2018 Stephen Smoke All Rights Reserved Published by Kitmun Music

Click Here to See the Lyrics for "Orchid Grey"

Orchid Grey

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Smoke

Verse 1

You know I’m lonely

But not for long

Baby just called me

She said, “Come on.”

I said, “I’m comin’”

She said, “That’s for sure”

I said, “I’m feelin’ down”

She said “I got the cure”

She meets me at the door

Wearin’ a smile…and nothin’ more

Verse 2

She’s an artist

She paints the blues

She’s got somethin’

I just can’t lose

She’s got a talent

For subtle detail

She reads my body

Special kinda Braille

On canvas he captures me

With each stroke she set me free

Chorus

I caught lightning in a bottle

Lord, I gotta make that lady stay

Some might call her fright’ning

Me, I call my baby

I call her Orchid Grey

Verse 3

Her body’s painted In afterglow

She’s a masterpiece

My little Van Gogh

She gives me that look

And I touch her skin

Can’t stop myself

Here we go again

She takes me places

I never been

She haunts me like a deadly sin

© Copyright 2018 Stephen Smoke All Rights Reserved Published by Kitmun Music

Click Here to See the Lyrics for "Now and Zen"

Now and Zen

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Smoke

Verse 1

Everybody dies

Everything is lost

Everybody cries

Life’s precious cost

Every price you paid

Decisions that you made

All make sense somehow

And it all adds up to now

Chorus

Living life

From the inside out

Sometimes it’s beautiful

Sometimes it is just what it is

Just what it is

Verse 2

Everybody rents

It all goes away

But everything of value is

Within your reach today

Keep this in mind

As it disappears

And memories of tomorrow

Wash across the years

Chorus

It’s good to see you

Baby, how you been

Relax with a cocktail

Equal parts of Now and Zen

Of Now and Zen

Verse 3

Don’t let time make

A prisoner of you

When you’re lost in thought

It’s an easy thing to do

Focus here and now

At first that might seem small

But when the light explodes

Suddenly it’s all…baby, all there is

Chorus

And this is you

Always has been

It’s always now

Always now

And now again And now again…

© Stephen Smoke 2012 All Rights Reserved Published by East of Sideways Music

The Invisible Man

by Stephen Smoke | Redemption

Click Here to the See Lyrics for "The Invisible Man"

The Invisible Man

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Smoke

Verse 1

Talking to you is like

Playing tennis by myself

I never felt so damned alone

When I was with someone else

I put the booze away

And so my head is clear

So I got to ask myself

What the hell am I doing here

I’m not a victim

And I don’t feel betrayed

And I don’t blame you, darlin’

For mistakes I made

And I would stay with you

If I thought you could see me here

But you see me through so much disappointment

I doubt if I could reappear

Sometimes I… Feel like the invisible man

Sometimes I… Feel like the invisible man

Chorus:

I might not have something important to say

But I’d like someone to listen anyway

Can you feel me

Can you hear me

Can you see me

Or am I invisible, Invisible, Invisible

Sometimes baby I feel… Nothing at all

Verse 2

We speak the language of

Combatants in a battle zone

This house we live in, baby

Ain’t no longer a home

I scan your eyes, your heart

There ain’t no love anymore

Every day with you Is like going to war

Each day we walk

Emotional mine fields

Afraid to explode things unsaid

And reopen wounds unhealed

And so we stand and fight

Over meaningless things

While silent truths suffocate

And harsh words sting

Sometimes I… Feel like the invisible man

Sometimes I… Feel like the invisible man

Chorus:

I might not have something important to say

But I’d like someone to listen anyway

Can you feel me

Can you hear me

Can you see me

Or am I invisible, Invisible, Invisible

Sometimes baby I feel…invisible, Invisible, Invisible

Sometimes baby I feel…invisible, Invisible, Invisible

Sometimes baby I feel…nothing at all

Nothing at all

Chorus © Stephen Smoke 2012 All Rights Reserved

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Streamin’ Dreams

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Smoke

Verse 1

Passion’s when you…can’t not do it

The kinda’ love that’ll get you through it

C’mon baby, you best get to it

While you can still breathe

Verse 2

When darkness seems to eat you up

Voices in your head start to beat you up

There’s a light inside that can heat you up

Oh, you gotta find it

Verse 3

Sometimes I can’t sleep at night

Tryin’ to figure out how to make it right

I’m the hero in every fight

That never happens

Verse 4

When life don’t go the way I plan

It’s okay to be where I am

Keeps a bottle outta my hand

And that ain’t nothin’

Chorus:

My thoughts create what I see

Black holes or opportunity

For some, life’s about the cryin’

For some, the sweet spot’s is the tryin’

All the way home

All the way home

Verse 5

Gotta jump off the victim train

Everybody’s got their share of pain

Hidin’ in the dark ain’t gonna keep you sane

Don’t waste a minute

Verse 6

No one knows how much time they’ve got

Focus on what is, not what’s not

Treasure what’s given, not what’s bought

Somethin’ no one can take away

Chorus

Bridge

Thinkin’ ‘bout things don’t make you free

Sometimes you gotta just let it be

It is what it is, not what it seems

Life is just a rush of streaming dreams

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Shannon, My Girl

by Stephen Smoke | Redemption

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Shannon, My Girl

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Smoke

Verse 1

Settle it down, baby

Pedal it down, baby

Gonna drive all night to see you

I’m runnin’ on empty

I’m in a hurry

I need to feel my baby’s touch, oh yeah, yeah

Chorus A

Ain’t nothin’ more important than you

Baby, baby, baby, baby gonna make it true

Chorus B

My bebop baby, gonna drive all night

My bebop baby, gonna make it right

My bebop baby…well, here I come I’m a comin’ home

Oh yeah… Oh yeah, oh yeah

Shannon, Shannon, Shannon my girl

Verse 2

It’s been a while, baby

I need you now, baby

And I know you need me too

‘Cause we been talkin’

But it’s not enough, baby

I need to hold my sweet, sweet thing

Chorus A & Chorus B 

Bridge

We’re as close as we can get

I promise never to forget

Ain’t gonna lose you I know what I got

You’re my girl and I’m your man

I’m drivin’ just as fast as I can

I’m comin’ home, my baby

I’m comin’ home, my girl I’m comin’ home…

Lickety-split

Verse 2

Chorus A & Chorus B

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Nothin’ Like You

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Smoke 

Verse 1

You came at me like lightning

From out of the blue

Ain’t seen nothin’ like it before

Ain’t seen nothin’ like you

Like you. Like you. Well, I ain’t seen nothin’ like you.

Verse 2

You pulled me close to the edge

And you opened my eyes

Ain’t afraid to look down no more

And I never, never felt this high

This high. This high. Well, I never, never felt this high.

Chorus 1

I been to Amsterdam and Tokyo

New York and London too

But I never. No, I never. Never seen nothin’ like you Yeah, yeah…

Verse 3

Been everywhere…I done everything

Lookin’ for what’s true

Every path in this crazy world

Led me straight back to you

To You. To you, yeah. Led me straight back to you.

Verse 4

Well, I was lost, makin’ lists

Reasons for a permanent leave

You showed me nothin’ is as it seems

Gave me reasons to believe

Believe. Believe. Gave me reasons to believe.

Chorus 2

Broken winged Angels catch my fall

From faithless leaps into dark blue

But I never. No, I never. Never seen nothin’ like you. Yeah, yeah…

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