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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:08 pm 
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Remember to Remember:
Bob lind “lost” songs



YOU'RE GOOD FOR ME
Love you like the sky's design
That rolls and changes all the time
Diamond daydreams glide and shine
And lead me deep inside my mind
Where you can't go
But still, I know

[Chorus]
You're good for me. You're good for me.
And I wish that I could make you see
That all the things you want for me
Are just the things I want to be
In Time.

Love you like the autumn sun
Sometimes here and sometimes gone
The gypsy paints my fortune on
The garden wall.
But soon it all will fall to make you see


[Chorus]

Love you like the Prince of Dreams
Who only hints at what he means
And carries thoughts and changing scenes
Along the narrow space between
Tomorrow and before
And leaves them at your door.

[Chorus]
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SALTY BLUE
Four o'clock the doors are locked
And all my friends are gone
My silver strings will spin and ring,
Long into the dawn.
I can't stop now.
Salty Blue. I'm blaming you.

Everyone was tired or they had someplace to be
No one seemed to want to keep the party going but me
So here I am
Shining through Salty Blue.
THE SEA WILL TELL ME WHO I AM
Some empty day, I'll walk the sand.
The sea will tell me who I am.
I've been a long time waiting
On downtown sidewalks for love.
I've had my manhood taken
By mannequins with long white gloves.

They built a church; they built a bank.
The streets are full, my mind is blank.
I could believe in giving, but I don't have a thing to take away.
I've heard a million vioices, but still I don't have anything to say.

This other mind, nobody knows.
I've gone as deep as words can go.
I've been a long time feeling
The world keep winding along.
I've been to all those places
Where all those faces belong...
Except for mine.

Some empty day, I'll walk the sand
The sea will tell me who I am.

Tracy’s song

The first time I saw you, I saw you with him.
I asked about what kind of scene you were in.
You just shrugged your shoulders and grinned at your friend.
I was so glad when he left without you,
And you know that I knew that you knew.

So I played my music and listened to you
As you spoke of your problem as if it was new,
To be hung up on someone who doesn't love you.
I knew exactly just what I could to,
And you know that I know that you knew.

Everybody's living, learning the hard way, baby.
Can't you see that I've been there before.
Look at me from where you are, I;m not far away, Baby.
You've never been so bewildered, so blue
And you know that I know that you know.



Looking back, I remember how you had me locked up inside then.
And if I gave you have a chance, you say you'd like to try again.
But all I've got to do to pity you is think about the friends you knew.
Aint' it a drag, they way they always had to cover up for you.

And We'll All Go Down Together,
When it's time to go.
It only matters whether
We learn from what we know.


Branch of Dead Leaves

Angel of the afternoon, where will you be tomorrow?
There's nothing in your pocket, you've got too much pride to borrow.
Too much in love with everything to tell the world your sorrow.
Helpless, but free, with life inside you.
Carrying your branch of dead leaves.

The ones who turn their backs on you are easily forgiven.
And obligation scares you, you're hung up on stingless livin'.
Why can't you see you're only free to walk anound your prison?
You walk alone, ashamed of crying.
Carrying your branch of dead leaves.

I've noticed you sometimes behind your fortresses of laughter.
Sadly thinking distant thoughts of what you're chasing after.
But the saddest kind of slaves are those who do not know their master.
Well, I know you're lost, but you're not crippled.
Take a warning from your branch of dead leaves.

Tomorrow sets its traps for you, be careful how you face it.
If by chance a dream goes by, watch out which way you chase it.
For freedom's such such a lonesome thing when it's just one person that has it.
So when you cross the bridge of midnight,
Look down and see your branch of dead leaves.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:18 am 
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What a raft of songs! A mix of 'lost', 'classic', and 'new' Lind work, recorded, mixed, with quality musos. and 'guests'....how good would that be!

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I bought a guitar book of songs from The Elusive Bob Lind album. It had the "lost verses" of Elusive Butterfly that are mentioned in this string. It had some other stuff, too.

There's a line in the recorded version of "B Movie" that seemed out of place:

"I get last place in dog shows and live in a tree."

When I first heard the song, I thought it was odd, but hey, it was an odd song.

However, the sheet music has this line, INSTEAD, which apparently didn't pass the World Pacific censors:

"The neighborhood puppies use me for a tree."

OK, it's potty humor, but it fits in the song and makes more sense. Wonder if it came out in any live performances??


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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 1:07 am 
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GerBear wrote:
I bought a guitar book of songs from The Elusive Bob Lind album. It had the "lost verses" of Elusive Butterfly that are mentioned in this string. It had some other stuff, too.

There's a line in the recorded version of "B Movie" that seemed out of place:

"I get last place in dog shows and live in a tree."

When I first heard the song, I thought it was odd, but hey, it was an odd song.

However, the sheet music has this line, INSTEAD, which apparently didn't pass the World Pacific censors:

"The neighborhood puppies use me for a tree."

OK, it's potty humor, but it fits in the song and makes more sense. Wonder if it came out in any live performances??


I've commented on this elsewhere on the board.

I have "The Bob Lind Souvenir Song Book". It sounds like this is a different book to the one you have, because it only has the standard lyrics to Butterfly, not the extra verses. It does, however, have the "neighborhood puppies" line.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:26 am 
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GerBear wrote:

There's a line in the recorded version of "B Movie" that seemed out of place:

"I get last place in dog shows and live in a tree."

When I first heard the song, I thought it was odd, but hey, it was an odd song.

However, the sheet music has this line, INSTEAD, which apparently didn't pass the World Pacific censors:

"The neighborhood puppies use me for a tree."

OK, it's potty humor, but it fits in the song and makes more sense. Wonder if it came out in any live performances??


That line might be in the demo of "B Movie". I'll have to re-listen. The demo version contains some alternate lyrics, if I remember correctly.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:26 am 
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Thank you. I found the "puppies" quote in the guitar song book.


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