D​.​I​.​A​.​L. Business

by Ed Englerth

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I had you - under my spell Just like - a regular zombie And you served, you served me so well So now I’ll, I’ll set you free. (Chorus) At the count of three I want you to wake up So (it’s) one – two – Three Wake up – Wake up Well you gave me All of your pay And it never seemed Too complicated And you believed Everything I said And you’ve been so Dedicated (Chorus) (Bridge) I’m pulling you to your feet Come on now open your eyes It was so easy to fall asleep After you swallowed my lies It’s time to try – the hours arrived I say it’s all right I didn’t want you to die (lead over vrs) (Chorus) Come on wake up
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Dying Is A Lonely Business by Ed Englerth Even when the mourners gather round The hard work belongs to you Six good friends carry all that's left There's no excuses to hold to The choices are now thinner And none are left for you Be still, the game is over And there are no final moves (Chorus) It's no longer a matter of trust there's nothing to confess there's nothing to talk over dying is a lonely business your job is well defined it's as narrow as your box you can't even change your mind N' all the doors are locked It's the most primitive journey Now your eyes are closed The mortal coil is empty It no longer serves as host (Chorus) (Bridge) there's one thing on which you can depend death will never be your friend that hand can not comfort you but in the end, it will lose it's grip (lead over vrs) (Chorus 2X)
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We Hang On 03:13
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If It’s Like This On Earth by Ed Englerth If your brakes give out now baby I will help you stop If you want to come through the door You will not find it locked If you tell me that it’s cold outside You can wear my coat If you got a question I’ll answer if I know //: If it’s like this on earth Consider heaven :// When your garden needs water You’re free to use my well If the wolf comes to the door I will answer if you yell Get it off your chest I’ll be there to listen I’ll help you find yourself If you discover you are missing //: If it’s like this on earth Consider heaven :// If all friends exit baby I won’t leave you If things get heavy I will be your mule When shadows fall All across the heart Don’t be afraid Just tell me where you are If the house is haunted Take hold of my hand We’ll face our demons We’ll stand back to back When the revolution Comes busting through the door Look them in the eye These are the dogs of war If there’s nothing left Then that can be done or said That’s the day We’ll lie down with the dead (stop) //: If it’s like this on earth Consider heaven ://
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Lost On The Way To Morning by Ed Englerth The walls are empty The air’s an oily film The only light pours From my computer screen Life is fragile N’ mine is cracked The tide flows in But it won’t flow back (Chorus) Lost on the way to morning Fruit falls lost One by one I hate the things This man’s become The darkest ocean I’ve ever seen I’m at the bottom And it’s crushing me (Chorus) They say hope arrives with the dawn I’d desire that if I could last that long (Chorus 4X)
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God In A Box 06:03
God In A Box by Ed Englerth We turn his crank – the music plays We’ll know what he’ll do And what he’ll say He’s our god in a box Say jack – we got it all figured out No big deal – nothing to shout We read the bible we follow the rules When the church bells ring Everyone drools (Chorus) We’ve got god in a box We've got god in a box We’re holy – we don’t make mistakes We smile a lot – but our hearts don’t ache Long prayer lists – we pay our tithe We’re only living for the by n’ by (Chorus) (Bridge) We don’t limit God We only limit ourselves He don’t fit in a box Never did and never will He’s no god in a box (repeat bridge end on "he never did and he never will")
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I Don't Want To Wake Up by Ed Englerth The alarm is ringing My timepiece is buzzing The little phone is ringing The front desk is calling Snooze is the button More sleeps the idea Slap n' rollover Wish I had another day //: I - don't want to wake up :// hit the snooze again I'm almost awake Another 10 minutes or 20 And I might just make it //: I - don't want to wake up :// My feet off the side of the bed Down to the cold cold floor Throw the covers every which way I stumble into morning //: I - don't want to wake up ://
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Long Time 03:54
It's Been A Long Time by Ed E It’s been along time time since I looked up at the moon and it’s so quite here and how I'm missing you it’s been along time since since I sat neth the stars this past winter was too long and I wonder how you are * it’s been a long time It’s been a long time It has been a long long time it’s been a long time since I heard your voice sweet echoes even now why’d I go away It’s been a long time since I admitted I was wrong even to myself it seems I was blinded all along * It’s been a long time but I pray it’s not to late I won’t make that mistake again believe me I have changed - it’s been a long time since I heard your voice sweet echoes even now why’d I go away * Why’d I go away *
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Explain It Away by Ed Englerth I’ve wasted my time I’ve lost my treasure You don’t listen to me And it used to matter I’ve picked up the phone Several times to call you Even when you answer I can’t get through (Chorus) //: and we explain it away :// //: no wonder :// What is there about mysteries That sneak up on you We feel astonished When we feel like fools At points on the calendar We think we’re past the pain We’ll try it all again And make the same mistakes (Chorus) It’s never the same – it’s always a waste And it affects the human race (lead over verse) We explain it all away Or we blame somebody else Or a chemical reaction Claiming we’re not well Or we play the victim Say we never stood a chance We’ve been conditioned from the start And pull out the diagrams …To (Chorus 2X)
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It's Hard 05:41
It's Hard by Ed E Well I understand stand what's being said 'cause hard is a matter of perspective and I've fallen so many years will I reach the bottom and live I'm taking this time to think 'cause soon enough it will be over because once you hit you cannot recover *. and it's hard, it's hard, oh yes it's so hard Well it's the same wherever we go they smile and they say it's fun but I don't like the marketing here claiming that this is freedom well I'm not free to stop falling and there's a little sideways motion everything is just a blur dropping straight to the bottom *. and it's hard, it's hard, oh yes it's so hard Well I've grown callus throughout the years and I've learned keep the windows shut cuz I don't answer the phone anymore and soon I'll turn to dust *. //: It's hard, it's hard, oh yes it's so hard :// 4x
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Angry 03:03
Angry by Ed Englerth Heat I feel heat inside in my head and in my heart in my arms and in my soul heat I feel heat inside Weight I feel weight on me on my head and on my heart on my back and on my soul Weight I feel weight on me * And I’m angry I am angry Angry I am angry Pain I feel pain inside in my head and in my heart deep inside, inside my soul pain I feel pain inside. * trying to be honest trying to explain to get a grip I way past shame. * (lead) * * Angry, Angry, Angry, Angry, Angry, Angry
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For You 04:02
For You by Ed E (written for my daughter and played at her wedding) (instrumental section) As a child I wanted to be honest I had no secrets to discover I would run around the house with my emotions uncovered as I grew up life got complicated it was subtle and discreet a gradual overtaking stretching credibility * For you I open up my heart and mind for you my love every day and every mile is for you I don’t want misunderstanding I want to make it clear to you so you’ll know the real me I will not hide the truth * yeah it’s for you (instrumental section) (lead over verse) * yeah it’s for you we can not regain - all of Eden’s garden but this one part - this one part we can try again - we can try again For you I open my heart and mind your love your love every day and every mile it’s all for you, it’s all for you
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Wishing Well 06:55
Wishing Well by Ed Englerth There’s a hole – goes straight to hell Little’s known – n’ less is said Some treat that thing – like a wishing well They drop their money – know where it fell They scurry around – n’ worry n’ fret They jump into – that wishing well (short lead) Been round for years – like a strange hotel No furniture – just an empty shell there’s always a vacancy – at the wishing well yea there’s a vacancy at the wishing well they put old Dan – in a prison cell gave him a toilet – and a rusty bed he dreams all night – ‘bout that wishing well hear the voices speak (WHAT?) it’s hard to tell they seem to be asking – who will be next I think they’re invitations – to the wishing well Yea, they’re invitations to that wishing well
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You Tell Me 03:31
You Tell Me by Ed E G C I ain’t got a reason to trust you G C All I got is a rainy day G C Lighting, thunder, & a hole in my roof G C You want me to come out n’ play (Chorus) Em C You tell me – It’s all right Em C You tell me – it’s OK Em C You tell me – almost anything Am C All you want is to have it your way I don’t know why I didn’t it last time A tree almost hit my car Cold & wet is how you left me Standing there in your front yard (Chorus) This ain’t what I call fun no All you have caused is pain It this how you treat your friends? How did you come up With this twisted game? (Chorus 3X)
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Mercy Mercy 02:33
Mercy Mercy by Ed Englerth Please remember our weakness We are but dust There is no one like you We need your love (Chorus) Mercy Mercy Mercy Mercy Mercy Mercy Amen We wait all day long At night we cry out Carry me, oh carry me We need you now (Chorus) Rescue us - restore us Protect us - sustain us (Chorus)(Chorus)
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Travel The Land by Ed E She was born in the fullness of time she was conceived in commitment and passion Some say the Divine had this all planned //: I pray she'll live long and be loved :// I lay her by the door and walked off alone I wrapped her with a blanket and Bow I love this child and did the best that I could //: In time I think they will know :// * I'll travel the land and tell all about her And quite often I'll quote her by heart I'll mix in stories of her brothers and sisters //: And how each one got their start :// With Wonder, you head for the door You heard the knocking twice 3 Who would be out on a night so dark At the door, you sink to your knees It's a child you cry and pull her inside As you weep in disbelief She's a wonderful girl with short brown curls // : And you can see that her magic runs deep :// * I hope one day they'll have kids of Their Own Ripples in the sea of time Each of my children are precious to me I'm proud to call each of them by mine

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released May 29, 2020

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Ed Englerth Hastings, Michigan

Ed Englerth has played music with; Ray White(Frank Zappa & Zappa Plays Zappa), Kenny Meeks (Sixpence None The Richer), Joe English(Paul McCartney & Wings), Robin Robbins (Bob Seger), John Lawry (Petra), Jan Krist, Jim Cole, Aracely, Jim Earp, Scott Roley, Dave Perkins (Chagall Guevara), Donny Hartman (Frost), Harvey Jet (Black Oak Arkansas)

Ed Englerth is a BlueSideDownStudios artist.
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