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Finbar's Lost and Found

 

 

All Lyrics by Barry McArdle from "Finbar's Lost and Found"Copyright 2016

Everything

 

Possession is a word that we use to simply describe

Fleeting things in our life that clearly ain’t worth our time

If it all blew away you’d be the same person deep down inside

Don’t measure your worth with the things that only money can buy

 

Because everything that you own turns to nothing when you die

The love that you give will be the only thing that will survive

 

Redemption calls us out with its truth in so many ways

But the lies all around us grow bigger with each passing day

When we’re blind to the greed of the world to ourselves we betray

Hold onto your soul don’t let the lie come take you away

 

Because everything that you own turns to nothing when you die

The love that you give will be the only thing that will survive

 

So hold onto your soul and let go of the lie

The love that you give only on that you can rely

We’re part of a whole we’re connected and tied

The love that you give follows you through your life

Nervous Passenger

 

We drive off into the night

I’ve got my guitar and I’ve got some clothes

Leaving won’t make it right

But I’ll keep her smile wherever I go

 

I’m a nervous passenger

 

It’s been coming for quite some time

I’m loose in my shoes and I’m burning what’s past

The troubles been weighing my mind

Got to open the door and be where I’m at

 

I’m a nervous passenger

Letting go of the wheel and taking a ride

My heads on her cloud where I’m resting my mind

But I’m a nervous passenger

 

Holds my hand while she drives

No place to go but a story to write

We’ll know it when we arrive

But it’s more than just a drive throught the night

 

Travel out into the light

Nothing but time and stories to tell

The sun from her eyes burns bright

Can light up the dark down deep in a mine

Into Your Heart

 

Into your heart I will find a way

Inside you love there’s a brand new day

 

If you can’t find a reason to live

A reason to smile to you I will give

A reason to love to you I will give

I’m going to find a way straight out of this place

 

And right into your heart I will find a way

Inside your love there’s a brand new day

 

Just talk don’t go just let your feelings show

Don’t walk don’t know why into your arms I’m thrown

Don’t talk don’t go just let your feeling flow

Don’t walk don’t know why into your arms I am thrown

 

Into your heart I will find a way

Under the sky of your love there’s a brand new day

 

If I can’t find a reason to live

A reason to smile to you I will give

A reason to love to you I will give

I’m going to find a way straight out of this place

 

And right into your heart I will find a way

Under the stars of your love there’s a brand new day

 

Let’s talk don’t go just let your feeling show

Don’t walk don’t know whay into your arms I’m thrown

Don’t talk Don’t go just let your feeling flow

Don’t walk don’t know why into your arms I am thrown

 

Stockholm Syndrome

It’s only for your life anyone can see what I could be for you and you could be for me

It’s only for your life everyone can see I should be with you you should be with me

 

If only you could see the me that’s at your feet

I am sent to you to make your life complete

It’s only all of your time for you I’ll on care

I’ll keep you in a box for no one else to share

It’s only for your life anyone can see I should be with you you should bewith me

 

When you’re down l’ll lift you up

When you’re losing I’ll bring you luck

When it’s dark I’ll be the light

It’s only for your life

It’s only for your life 4x

 

Its only for your life I want to keep

A string around your heart to follow you in your dreams

It’s only for your life I hope that you can see

There’s so little time before we both will sleep

It’s only for your life anyone can see I belong to you you belong to me

 

When you fall I’ll pick you up

When you thirst I’ll be the cup

When it cuts I’ll be the knife

It’s only for your life

Lost my Soul

 

I lost my soul somewhere along this road

Do you see it? Can you tell me where to go

Should I ask a Shaman or should I call the local ghost

And go back to the fold come in out of the cold

 

Can you see inside who I am or where that I should be

I’m lost somewhere deep inside myself and time has slipped away from me

If all roads lead back to where I am there’s a chance I’ll find a way

With all things lost I’ve only to gain I just need a place to stay

 

Somewhere along this road I lost my soul

Do you see it? Can you tell me where to go

Is it the road less traveled or have I fallen from the old road

I’m simply lost and I have no place to go

 

Can you see inside who I am or where that I should be

I’m lost somewhere deep inside myself andtime has slipped away from me

If all roads lead back to where I am there’s a chance I’ll find a way

With all things lost I’ve only to gain I just need a place to stay

 

Cause the stars are coming down

Night is falling around me without a sound

I’m just a lowly one perhaps I’m hellbound

Where once I was lost I hope to be found

 

Somewhere along this road I lost my soul

Do you see it? Can you tell me where to go

Insuperable Wall

 

 

No matter how blue the sky darkness falls on my head

Azure breathes behind the swaying trees but I can’t get out of this bed

It seeps into my very soul there’s nothing I can do

No peace behind the wall of sleep the darkness follows me through

 

With everything that summer is spring never touches the fall

It’s no stranger that comes to town to build this insuperable wall

 

No matter how green my grass it’s the other side I always seek

And all the fields I have to run on none may I plant my feet

For darkness grows inside the mine of gold death and precious stone

I’m trying Hard to stay in line but it’s hard when you feel so alone

 

No matter how far I look I can’t see the tree for the wood

Cause when blue skies make you want to cry you can’t tell the bad from the good

Peace From The Beach

 

Peace from the beach with no troubles in mind

No fear or hatred just some flip flops and wine

Some nameless place of in the sand far enough out of reach

Two fingers raised up in my hand just saying peace from the beach

 

Bought a ticket to the promisedland

St. Something or Another

Where people worship the sun and the sand

We’re all sisters and brothers

It’s not a place here for people that hate

Christ would never approve

No need to hurry you will never be late

No hate no hang ups no shoes

 

Taking a ride on that old peace train

To a place in the sun

I Love this life I could never complain

What’s uptight comes undone

So if you’re coming leave your troubles behind

For a new point of view

 People here are never unkind

It’s all waiting for you

Tell Me

 

Tell me what you want to say

Don’t sell me what you stole for free

Show me what you have for show

Don’t owe me what you stole from me

 

You slip in the back door and hide in the dark

You open up your mouth and shot all six in my heart

Your love is like a car that is always in park

Your dog doesn’t like me he’s all bite and no bark

Is there something you’re trying to say to me?

 

Tell me what you want to say

Don’t sell me what you stole from me

Show me what you have for show

Don’t owe me what you stole from me

 

I’m always on defense when you walk through the door

I try to say my piece you put your foot through the floor

You hit me with a broom until I’m beaten and sore

Is this your subtle way of saying you don’t want me no more?

Is there something you’re trying to say to me?

 

Come on and Tell me what you want to say

Don’t sell me what you stole from me

Show me what you have for show

Don’t owe me what you stole from me

 

The great white hunter you’re on the attack

If this love were a train it would fall off the track

You’re talking to your friends I feel the knife in my back

Don’t tell me this is love because it’s nothing but

Oh won’t you tell me what you’re trying to say

 

 

 

 

The Flood

 

I’m sorry true one for the lack of democracy

Apologies through rhapsodies and all my hypocrisy

I’m bound by the sum of equal inequities

 

The Floods gonna rise up again to drown the truth in all of my sin

The floods gonna crest at our heads drown the life from all that is dead

 

I’m sorry my son for the bills paid in the end

A debtors collection from hell and then back again

I’m bound to a world of phonies and freaks and friends

 

The Floods gonna rise up again to drown the truth in all of our sin

The floods gonna crest at our heads drown the life from all of our dead

 

I’m sorry true one for my lack of true sympathy

No blood from the lamb will bring an epiphany

I’m bound by the truth that no one here is saving me

 

I’m sorry true one for the lack of all honesty

Integrity escaping me and a heart full of vacancy

I’m bound to a lie and all its false liberties

All Lyrics by Barry McArdle from "Finbar's Lost and Found"Copyright 2016

No Pepper

All Lyrics by Barry McArdle "No Pepper" copyright 1998

Gypsies in the Night

 

Sleep no more we’ll be late for the night

The stars are waking up from the moonlight

Come on girl we’ve got many miles to drive

 

Pack up your things and put on your coat

Don’t waste time or I’m leaving alone

The clear night air makes me realize I’m alive

 

We’ve got to roll on like gypsies in the night

Roll on until the morning brings us light

Roll on like the devil is close behind

 

A long stretch of road and just you and I

Forget about the world there’s no time for goodbyes

We’re gonna run away beneath the midnight sky

 

Wasted lives we live I know we can give them up

One life to live why don’t we just live it up

Come on girl we’ll run like gypsies in the night

 

Fire

 

The town is on fire stop your complaining

The man’s on overtime and wishes it was raining Fire

Embrace them with open arms all who are burning

A conflagration of the world

All the while turning burning fire

The ashes of ages will never let you know

How it feels to burn alive

And the ashes of ages will never tell the tale

What it’s like on the other side

 

The world is on fire stop your complaining

The burning flesh invades my breathe

My face the heat the flame of fire

Kiss your child and say a prayer that a cool calm like this

Will never coldly take your world in a dreamy flaming kiss of fire

 

The world is on fire stop your complaining

All the time you’ve spent stone cold

Now left to only blaming fire

 

 

I’ve Got a Gun

 

Trying to find my way home I don’t know if I can

I’ll be coming down it’s just a matter of how or when

Lord I think they’re after me because of what I’ve done

My mother is a bible and my father is a gun

 

Everybody Look out Everybody run I’ve got a gun

 

Sister sky guide me because where I stand I stand alone

Brother earth don’t bury me cause I’ve got to make it home

Calling me a legend Putting stars in my eyes

I want to live through it all and grow old before I die

 

Everybody Look out everybody run I’ve got a gun

Running I keep the sun to my back

Living on a tightrope it’s so hard not to fall on my back

Keeping what I keep what I need what I can and travel light

Sleeping with one eye open I lose the day and travel at night

 

Trying to find my way home I count the days by the ten

Stay for a little but then I have to leave again

Sister sky goodbye brother earth can keep the sun

I read my mother the bible and I’ll shoot my father the gun

 

 

 

 

The Hippie Love Song

 

You and me laying in flowers in park

And we kiss and we hug and we touch and we love

The sky is so still it looks like a canvas

Of artists who painted together and loved

 

Our eyes are so close I can see my reflection

With my soul and you soul together in love

Look at that cloud it looks like an anvil

The blacksmith is pounding his metal with love

 

Love we Love we Love we everyone is in love

 

You and me hiding behind all the bushes

An old man is reading his paper with love

He’s sitting alone and looking so sad

So you sneak up and kiss and surprise him with love

 

 

Letting Go

 

She’s letting go of me making me beg so shamelessly

She tells me that she doesn’t know why she’s letting go

 

She wants to taste fruit from the tree want to trip on reality

And discover things she doesn’t know so she’s letting go

 

Didn’t mean to part like this

Turn away with one last kiss

wants to show me how she can

Resist the love of any man

And never let her bleeding heart show

While she’s letting go

 

She spins a web of mystery her love a spell growing in me

She takes her time and kills me slow

While she’s letting go

 

Didn’t mean to part like this

Turn away with one last kiss

She wants to show me how she can embrace the loss of any man

And never let her bleeding heart show

She’s letting go

She’s killing me slow

 

 

 

 Something Dark

 

There’s something dark inside my head

There’s something lonely sleeping there

There something dark inside my head

Something I don’t want to share

 

There’s something crawling in my ear

Whispering a cheerful tune

There’s something crawling in my ear

The darkness leaves so little room

 

If I could only find a way to make the things I say not seem weird

I could clear my clouded mind and turn the hands of time back my way

 

There’s some creeping on my skin

Something I’m afraid to touch

If someone would just let me in

I promise not to talk too much

 

If I could only find a way to make the things I say not seem weird

I could clear my clouded mind and turn the hands of time back my way

 

If I could only find a way to make it through this day

It’s then that I might stay yet all that I can say is

 

There’s something dark inside my head

Something ugly growing there

There’s something dark inside my head

It’s something I don’t want to share

 

 

 Hacksaw

 

I met her on an awful hot day in June

She was as pretty as the flowers full in bloom

She was a sweet as honey from a bee

I came around a few times then I asked her to marry me

That’s how I found true love

 

It wasn’t long before she got around

With every single guy in town

I didn’t know if I should come home

I didn’t know if she would be alone

That’s how I found true love

That’s how I lost true love

 

So I’m gonna take a hacksaw to her

Gonna take a chainsaw to her

Gonna give my life up for her

I’m gonna show her my love

She broke my heart she’s gonna see

She ain’t making no fool of me

She stole my heart and took my love

Now I’m going to show her what I’m made of

 

So I’m gonna take a hacksaw to her

Gonna take a chainsaw to her

Gonna wash my hands off of her

I’m gonna show her my love

She broke my heart and made me cry

Made me feel so bad inside

She broke my arms and broke my legs

You know I won’t hear her when she starts to beg

 

So I’m gonna take a hacksaw to her

Gonna take a chainsaw to her

Gonna run her down with my truck

I’m going to cut her up

He Can’t Love You

 

He… He can’t love you like I could

If I had you in my arms again

He… He can’t do for you the things I did

When I was your only friend

 

You’re leaving what you

Used to call the air you breathe

The love that I once knew

Is like a knife without it’s sheath 

And it cuts me deep the same as it will cut you

And everything that I could have been

Will be a dream that never came true

 

You’re going to fall

And bleed as for you I bled

Four walls without a door

No escape from being mislead

And then it will hurt you because you’ll know that I

Would have been just what you wanted

And would have never made you cry

 

This love is forever and forever I will be

Waiting for you to fall

Waiting for you to run to me

 

 

 Satisfy This Love

 

If I were to show and interest in you

Would that be alright?

I’ll tell the truth I can’t make all of your dreams come true

But would you still talk with me all night

 

I’m not just another winded drag

I’ll give you all I got

I won’t take what’s inside and leave the bag

You’ll get my best shot

 

Cause this thing is like a whirlwind this thing is like the rain

It pours on you and lifts you up and sets you back down again

Please don’t think I’m unjust don’t want to victimize by touch

I just need you need you near to warm me up and satisfy this love

 

If I were to bring a flower to you

Would that be alright?

Don’t want to give it to you say hello good bye and we’re through

I want to talk with you all night

 

I don’t want to lock you up or fence you in girl I just need you near

It may seem like I’m a little uptight but I’m wise to all that sin

I just need you here

 

 

Fools Parade

 

Sometimes we are born to a light

Sometimes we are born to walk in shadows

Some of are here to shine like stars

Most of us are here to gather scars

And day to day we walk the fool’s parade

And never really find out who we are

 

Some of us will grow to know a truth

Some of us concede to live with lies

Some of us can face an empty chair

Some never get the strength to say good bye

And day to day we walk the fool’s parade

And never really love or even try

 

We want to fit in though we really want to be ourselves

We want to stand out though we really want to fit in

 

And day to day we walk the fool’s parade

And never really find out who we are

And day to day we walk the fool’s parade

And never really love or even try

Sometimes we are born to be a light

Most of us just fade like morning stars

 

 

All Lyrics by Barry McArdle "No Pepper" copyright 1998

 

 

 

 

 

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