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Hole In The Day (1993)

words and music: Ann Reed

1. Too Much Trouble
2. Hindsight
3. Some Hearts
4. Miles Home To You
5. Hole In The Day
6. What A Pity
7. Somethin' To Do With You
8. Tired Old World
9. I Don't Like It
10. No Road To Juneau
11. Heroes
12. Even In Reunion

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Too Much Trouble
words & music: Ann Reed • © 1992 Turtlecub Publishing

Too much trouble, too much trial
Makes me want to escape for a while
Oh, too much worry for one mind to hold
Too much trouble
Makes life get old

Conflict doesn't suit me but I know it's bound to be
I don't know why it shows up
All at once can you tell me
I want this dark cloud stop followin' me around
Go away

I got too much trouble too much grief
Makes me want to beg for relief
Oh, too much worry for one mind to hold
Too much trouble
Makes life get old

Chasin' a tail that I don't even got
Even with bones I get tied in a knot
My nerves are on fire my emotions are shot there's no end

I don't think I've been askin' for it far as I can see
Never gave an invitation
Say, frustration follow me
Get this dark cloud stop followin' me around
Go away

Too much trouble too much trial
Makes me want to escape for a while
Oh, too much worry for one mind to hold
Too much trouble
Makes life get old

Too much trouble too much grief
Makes me want to beg for relief
Oh, too much worry for one mind to hold
Too much trouble
Makes life get old





Hindsight
Words and music: Ann Reed • © 1992 Turtlecub Publishing/BMI

You wanted somebody
To be ev'rything and more
Somebody
To fill spaces left before
I tried and collected all the blame
That was my mistake

I wanted somebody
For a temporary home
Anybody
I didn't want to be alone
That was one thing I simply could not face
That was my mistake

      Fine time for hindsight
      Ev'rything is clear now
      From the outside / Hindsight

You wanted one person
With emotions one through three
And you stopped searchin'
When you fin'ly got to me
I tried, I tried to stay the same
That was my mistake (chorus)

Were we ever lovers
Must've been somebody else
Usin' up each other
Usin' up ourselves

I wanted one person
Who would chase me for their own
One person
Who would then leave me alone
Never told you the rules that I had made
That was my mistake (chorus)

Fine time for hindsight
If I'd only, then I should've
It might
Fine time for hindsight
Ev'rything is clear now
From the outside
Hindsight





Some Hearts
words & music: Ann Reed • ©1992 Turtlecub Publishing

Some hearts get trampled in childhood
Learn when it's rough, time to leave
Some hearts
Keep gettin' by
Keep tellin' lies they believe

Some hearts have rooms made of fiction
Easy to just close the door
Some hearts
Aren't able to feel
Anything real anymore

They might cry, but don't weep
The well just ain't that deep
They'll run fast & forever
Some hearts
Good times, but no joy
It's so simple to avoid
Real pain, real love
Some hearts

Some hearts won't give their location
Don't know themselves where they are
Some hearts
Acting a play, know what to say
Oh, some hearts





Miles Home To You
words & music: Ann Reed • © 1992 Turtlecub Publishing

Pitch black, pavement, headlights
Sore back, stale scent, midnight
Car in front
License pale blue
Closin' in on home, Lucky you

Truck stop, caffeine, 'phone call
Eavesdrop, laughing, long haul
Mileage signs
Makin' believe
Progress is made, Lucky me

      Drivin' my way under bridges and clouds
      Reciting a prayer as I do
      Deliver me safe I am saying out loud
      Driving back over miles home to you

Semis, new Fords, old bugs
Blue sky, billboards, Wall Drug
Pick-up in front
Of a house with a view
Already home, Lucky you (chorus)

Free lane, yield right of way
Caution hearts are merging
As the time grows close
Slowly, oh, exit only
To the love I carry with me
Over miles home

Road crew, Chi-town, rainstorm
Toll booth, eyes on 94
Oasis, part of the scene
Closer to home
Lucky me (chorus)





Hole In The Day
Words and music: Ann Reed • © 1992 Turtlecub Publishing

There's a hole in the day
The light peekin' through
And I'm on familiar ground
The colors all say
"Hey, don't we know you
& how come you ain't been around?"

      I've been too far too long
      I figured it out on my own
      It's now in my sight
      Dorothy was right
      It's true there is no place like home

There's a hole in the day
The trees are on fire
They're burnin' but not consumed
They're findin' a way
Brighter, higher and higher
Tonight they will color the moon (chorus)

Pine trees sway and whisper:
"Oh welcome home"
Back trails wind and twist
You're almost to the main road

There's a hole in the day
Where spirits arrive
To dance on the rollin' waves
It's to and away
They leap and they fly
Go back through the hole in the day (chorus)





What A Pity
words & music: Ann Reed • © 1992 Turtlecub Publishing

Pity me, it didn't work out
All I got are some high school trophies
Didn't read, kept throwin' that ball
I end up with nothin' & it's all their fault

What a pity, what a cryin' shame
Not gonna end up in the hall of fame
All I learned is how to sign my name
On the line that says
They'll give me all of that money

Pity me, it didn't work out
Got caught for tradin' inside
Doin' time while my fortune falls
To a hundred mil, I didn't do anything wrong

What a pity, what a cryin' shame
So much energy to start again
Very soon I'll have 'em signin' their names
On the line that says
They might get all of that money

      What a pity, gimme, gimme
      Want what I want & I want it now
      What a pity, gimme, gimme
      Made my bed but I won't lie down

Pity me, they threw me in jail
I sold miracles & I sold faith
Bought a Mercedes & a big, new house
The Lord works in mysterious ways

What a pity, what a mortal sin
All my enemies have done me in
Just like Jesus gonna rise again
& I'll cry & they'll send in all their money (refrain)

Pity me it didn't work out
Thought the girls enjoyed a man's attention
She said no, she really did resent it
How could I know that she really meant it

What a pity, thought I had it made
No little woman gonna get in my way
Word against word so whaddya say
After all I'm the guy with the big, big money...





Somethin' To Do With You
words & music: Ann Reed • © 1992 Turtlecub Publishing

I run, I rush,
I'm standing still
It must be love
I'm stranded
Willing to lose
All that I knew
The risk at the moment's got
Somethin' to do with you

I'd choose my time
I'm not afraid
I'd ruin my life
Get caught
Won't say what I'd do
Tryin' to get through
This achin' within me's got
Somethin' to do with you

      Oh, what I would do
      To only be with you
      This heat like the sun has got
      Somethin' to do with you

What's goin' on
Behind those eyes
Show me once
I'm not surprised By the truth
I want to know who
The spark to the kindling'd got
Somethin' to do with you

Anticipation
Burn & wait
This game of patience
Doesn't fade or confuse
It's gonna come to
Time meaning nothin's got
Somethin' to do with you





Tired Old World
words & music: Ann Reed • © 1992 Turtlecub Publishing

If my heart
Fails to break
At the sight of incredible pain
Then this tired old world
This crazy time
Is havin' it's way

If my mind
Understands
Ev'ry ruthless & poisonous act
Then this tired old world
This crazy time
Is havin' it's way

To love & to comfort has meaning I never had known
There's some people fighting their way
Through this life all alone
If I cannot feel something for anyone's struggles it tells
I've lost my compassion & mercy as well as myself

If my eyes
Turn away
Just because I've had enough for one day
Then this tired old world
This crazy time
Is havin' it's way

If my life
On from here
Is a life lived & driven by fear
Then this tired old world
This crazy time
Is havin' it's way

If I ever get to a time when it don't bother me
To bury my friends or watch somebody die in the street
If I don't feel much more than disgust or a shrug or oh well
Then I've lost my compassion & mercy as well as myself

If my heart
Fails to break
At the sight of incredible pain
Then this tired old world
This crazy time
Is havin' it's way...





I Don't Like It
words & music: Ann Reed • © 1992 Turtlecub Publishing

I don't like it
My little world is goin' fine
I don't worry 'bout my rent
I don't have to stand in line
When I watch you on T.V. like that
Well, I don't like it at all

I don't like it
You remind me of what I got
Tellin' me what is
Sayin' what is not
When you're sleepin' on the street like that
Well, I don't like it at all

      It's hard enough to concentrate on what I need myself
      Don't make me think about you please
      'Cause I don't like it
      And I'll tell you somethin' else
      What's happened to you
      It couldn't happen to me

I don't like it
When you're up & in my face
'Cause then I can't ignore it
Pretend it'll go away
When you step into my reality
Well, I don't like it at all

I don't like it
I wanna be left alone
I don't wanna have to deal with it
And leave my comfort zone
You're makin' me feel helpless
I don't like it at all





No Road To Juneau
words & music: Ann Reed • © 1992 Turtlecub Publishing

All on board
In the middle of the night
Swallowed up by miles of sky
Coffee, prayer card, apple pie
Whoa, wait a minute
Maybe I'll drive

      Options at minimum
      To this destination
      Make your decision and
      Don't forget it's non-stop
      No road
      No road to Juneau, no road
      No road
      You're gonna fly or you'll take a slow boat

Flyin' in blind
In the middle of the night
Don't wanna look at
What's outside
Mountain to left
Sea on the right
Hope the pilot's got good eyes (chorus)

I'll go to Juneau
Tucked into the mountainside
Just to see you, so
I might stay if I survive this flight

Land this thing
Get the big wheels down
My stomach's in another town
When I step off the stairs
Gonna kiss the ground
Will I get home
I got my doubts (chorus)





Heroes
Words and music: Ann Reed • © 1992 Turtlecub Publishing

What can I learn from you
In your lifetime, in what you've been through
How'd you keep your head up and hold your pride
In an insane world how d'you keep on tryin'
One life can tell the tale
That if you make the effort, you cannot fail
By your life you tell me it can be done
By your life's the courage to carry on

      Heroes appear like a friend
      To clear a path or light the flame
      As time goes you find you depend
      On your heroes to show you the way

What can I learn from you
That I must do the thing I think I cannot do
That you do what's right by your heart and soul
It's the imperfections that make us whole
One life can tell the tale: if you make the effort you cannot fail
By your life you tell me it can be done
By your life's the courage to carry on (chorus)

Sojourner Truth, Eleanor Roosevelt,
Katharine Hepburn, Sally Ride
Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Tubman
Annie Sullivan, Gertrude Stein

Coretta Scott King, Amelia Earhart
Lillian Hellman, Eartha Kitt
Sacajewea, Ella Fitzgerald
Golda Meir, Dorothy Dix

Louisa May Alcott, Billie Jean King
Emily Dickinson, Lucy Stone
Margaret Sanger, Clara Barton
Billie Holiday, Juliette Low

Elizabeth Blackwell, Rosa Parks
Lena Horne, Beverly Sills
Barbara Jordan, Helen Keller,
Indira Gandhi, Agnes DeMille

Corazon Aquino, Gloria Steinem
Rachel Carson, Joan of Arc
Babe Zaharias, Marlene Deitrich
Anne Frank, Simone de Beauvoir...





Even In Reunion
Words and music: Ann Reed • © 1991 Turtlecub Publishing

Like a feather riding on a river
Passing by then floating to the dark
A single moment having been delivered
And even in reunion there is parting

A circle 'round & 'round made up of mem'ries
And as we finish then again we start
At the end we're back at the beginning
And even in reunion there is parting

Like watercolors bleed red into blue
One day into another love will travel with you

Like a feather riding on a river
And as we journey friendships of the heart
Are carried close within 'til the time we meet again
And even in reunion there is parting
They're carried close within 'til the time we meet again
And even in reunion there is parting