LYRICS: Rocket Surgery (2013)

Goodbye bad

The Seams

 

If you close your eyes

while I’m saying my goodbyes

here in the dark I’ll risk breaking you heart

cause I’m no good, at goodbyes

 

In your defense,

I told you while you slept

I’ll reveal every secret, give up every lie

cause I know you‘ve been dying to hear it

 

I don’t want to be sad

and I, I don’t wanna make this goodbye bad.

I know I’m weak

to tell you while you sleep

I though all people you’d understand

I’m not breaking you heart

I’m leaving you in the dark.

I don’t want to be sad

and I, I don’t wanna make this goodbye bad.

 

Little Wonder

Words and Music: Rueben deGroot

 

Little Wonder, smallest of the Seven Wonders,

I love you.

And it’s little wonder, it’s little wonder

that i do.

 

And when you finally fall asleep

We don’t have to say goodnight

cause in dreams we fly, you and I.

 

Save Yourself

words and music: Rueben deGroot

 

Now it may be

that everybody’s born with a little hole in their heart

that’s not original sin

oh no you people put that part in

 

Your brand new baby

is perfect like the day you met her

gonna have to put your gods on the shelf

when you gonna save yourself

 

now even a man of faith can only pray so long

till  hes got to give up, get up, just get on with it

and eventually that man, he’s gonna get what he wants with his own two hands

 

If only for his brand new baby

she’s perfect like the day you met her

you’re gonna have to put your gods on the shelf

when you gonna save yourself

it could make the difference between living in heaven and living in hell

when you gonna save yourself

 

Be My Baby

Words and music: Rueben deGroot

 

We’ve got a little orchestra

we get together in the den

Jack plays the saxophone

Phil pulls out a paper and pen

 

Well I fell from the first

I fell bridge chorus and verse,

 

Singing; be my, be my, be my baby tonight x2

 

She pulls up the drive

shes all black hair and black corvette

and for a minute there, we were all Ronettes

 

Singing; be my, be my, be my baby tonight x4

 

Brother let it be

No, brother let it be me.

We’ll write love songs for everyone

we’ll write love songs for everyone,

we’ll write love songs for everyone, and be forever young.

 

The Hummingbird

Words and Music by Cameron Latimer and Rueben deGroot

 

Its beginning to feel more like Alan Parson’s project than mine

Building this guitar is taking up all of my time, all of my time

and now this ninety grand is mine

 

If I was to build you a Hummingbird

of ash and weathered pine

to be delivered summer last, summer last

 

Poor Nigel, never got paid,

by the toy store where I’m from

though he slaved all day

 

Just to build you the Hummingbird

of ash and weathered pine

to be delivered summer last, summer last.

 

Rigged up a car bomb, pulled my teeth

and faked my own death.

me a my Romanian girl hang out in my shop

are you connecting the dots?

and now, the ninety grand is gone

 

And  never built you the Hummingbird

of ash and weathered pine

to be delivered summer last, summer last

 

Reasons

Rueben deGroot. Dave Moran, Yolanda Buchanan

 

Got a bag of them reasons

got ‘em down at the mall

it was a blue light special

for no reason at all

 

well you offered your reasons

but, see, I just got my own.

and that’s too many reasons

to let you go home alone.

 

And I don’t want excuses

I don’t need to lay blame

See I’ve got my reasons

I don’t need to explain

 

You’re being totally unreasonable

you can’t have them all

I had my reasons

and then you ate them all

 

LYRICS FROM OTHER ALBUMS:

Rocket Surgery Live At The Toucan (2016)  •  Rocket Surgery (2013)  •  Pine (2011)  •  Hey! (2009)

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