All songs © 2014 Rob Houghton

Ring Around The Rosie (She's The One)

© 2014 Rob Houghton

I want you to love me.
But only if you show me
How far you're gonna go.
I want some - someone that plugs me in.
It's all I think about, if feels like my way out.
Whoa, yeah.

Hold on girl, you don't have to be lonely -
Let me loosen those bows and laces,
And let me fill your empty spaces.
Don't think too much, 
That'll get you in trouble.
Fate has brought us here -
We've nothing left to fear.

So it's 25 years and miles between us,
It's been done before and it'll happen again.
Don't think about time, think about the way we are -
Together we're flying.
A Ring Around The Rosie takes us away.

She's the one...

I don't know if I could climb your walls -
Feeling ten feet tall just to talk to you.
I remember that I could barely speak
To any girl that came my way.

Now I'm seasoned, seeing reasons
To be with you in the morning light.
'Cause time has caught us like a statue
And in fact we're stealing the day -

The time has come for you to give me an answer
I think that I have shown you
How far I'm gonna go
When I look into your eyes
I know you feel the way I do
It's time for you to show it -
Don't let this moment go.

Guess I've gone too far -
So listen, I'm sorry.
Just walk away, let the story end.
What's that now, you're holding your hand in mine.
And baby I'm flying -
A Ring Around, A Ring Around the Rosie
Takes us away.

She's the one.

Better Homes and Gardens

© 2014 Rob Houghton

Grandma and grandpa always got me just what I want
We’d fly to the store
Picking out toys and models, games and anything that I’d see – 
We’d take it to the counter and I would be there flying higher and higher,
But then, oh, Grandpa, please, grandpa, gram, please can I get some more?
I’m really bored with these.

All I want is better homes and gardens.
That’s all that I need
Give me better homes and gardens
We’re so hard to please.

Well then I finally found the love of my life –
It’s music – music.
Keeping up with the Jonses was the hardest thing to do.
I got my eyes on this vintage Paul
It got me so I had to go and grab it
So please, mom and daddy, please, please, mom and daddy
Could you please buy it for me
So I could be set free?

Give me better homes and gardens
That’s all that I need
All I want is better homes and gardens.
We’re so hard to please.

INSTRUMENTAL

Age has finally kicked in and it’s time to grow up - I found me a wife.
We’re making little kiddies, bringing joy to the world.
And as our bodies start fading out we hear our little children start asking
Oh, please, mom and daddy, please, please, can I have some?
I must have it, so I can be like you.

We’re stuck with better homes and gardens
It’s what we think we need.
Why it’s better homes and gardens -
The western disease. 

Heart Of An Angel

© 2014 Rob Houghton

She has the heart of an angel 
She has a light divine 
She has the heart of an angel  
And I will always love her.  

You can give her credit 
You know you must admit it 
She could take you all of the way.  
You know that I have been there 
And I would never sin there 
Ohhh, it’s so good  

She has the heart of an angel 
She has a light divine
She has the heart of an angel  
And I will always love her.
 
Lead your life forsaking 
All others never faking 
Take the trip while holding her hand  
Knock upon the door there 
Wait for something more there  
Ohhh, it’s so good.
  
She has the heart of an angel 
She has a light divine 
She has the heart of an angel  
And I will always love her.
 
Heart of my mind, 
I know is telling me son, 
You’ve got the only one that provides 
All you need to make your way, 
So I-ee i-ee i-ee...
  
Heart of my mind I know is telling me son, 
You’ve got the only 
One that provides 
All you need to make your way, 
So I-ee i-ee i-ee...

She has the heart of an angel 
She has a light divine 
She has the heart of an angel  
And I will always love her. 

My Gun

© 2014 Rob Houghton

I live alone in my old man's car
He pays for gas so I drive it real far
I think it's funny how he doesn't care
I guess he thinks that I'm going nowhere.

I had a girl that I loved so fine
We got together almost all of the time
There weren't many places for us to go
'Cause then her boyfriend would finally know
'Cause then her boyfriend would finally know

I know you don't believe me
But most of what I say is true
I'm gonna be a big star
And if my magic doesn't make it
My gun'll get me through

I had a job that paid real well
Until I told my boss - "go to hell"
Now I rely on the kindness of freinds
It seems my bad luck will never end.

I had my chances back in '93
A battle of the bands I hoped would set me free
But no one knocked on my door that day
That's when my hopes started slipping away. 

I know you don't believe me
But most of what I say is true
I'm gonna be a big star
And if my talent doesn't make it
My gun'll get me through

I’ve got reasons – love my reasons
If you need reasons – just call
I’ll give mine to you

The pain I have always seems like it grows
The part inside me that I never show.
My ugly self has got the upper hand
This ain't the life that I'd ever planned
This ain't the life that I'd ever planned.

Maybe I'll marry and have me some kids
Forget this life - put it up on the skids
Get fat and lazy - don't give a damn
Maybe that's all that I really am.
Maybe that's all I really am.

I know you don't believe me
But most of what I say is true
I'm gonna be a big star
And if my talent doesn't make it
My gun'll get me,
Hate to put you through it;
My gun'll get me,
Watch the evening news
My gun'll get me through.

Fall Off My Earth

© 2014 Rob Houghton

You could tell them that I loved you
You could tell them that my heart has left for work
You could tell them that I fucked up
I don't really care - 
You messed my mind up and that's all that seems real - at all.

You could tell them that I had fears,
You could tell them that I had no time to spare.
You could tell them that I was you.
I don't really care - 
You messed my life up and that's all.

Spit the bit and rise up -
Channel all your fears into a ball of hate.
Think of it as healthy -
Cry while you're keeping time,
Smile if it falls in line and hold true.

I don't hate you - 
I only wish that you would fall off my earth.
I won't chase you -
Just put you right in line,
Clean youre dirty face and tuck you in.

You could tell them that I read books.
I could tell you that my mind has blown it's gap.
I could tell you that I saw God.
But you don't really care -
Now take the time to take a fall.

Richer now for trying -
Seeing Porthos on a bender's really cool.
I know that I'm not lying -
Stared in the devil frame -
Came through it feeling sane despite you.

I don't hate you - 
I only wish that you would fall off my earth.
I won't chase you -
Just put you right in line,
Clean youre dirty face and tuck you in.

I have been in your boudior (in your bed)
I have walked through your garden (flowers are nice)
I have sipped from your chalice (is that blood?)
Ate of your flesh and look, I'm still alive!

There's a barber on the corner -
He's a demon for you if you've time to spare.
Looks as if he's got your number.
Hey you look okay, let's get a bite and flip his lid.

Test the limits of my halo -
Saint Sebastian ain't as cool as he once was.
Let the arrows fly away now -
Hearts overflowing here,
Days are growing dear so here goes!

I don't hate you - 
I only wish that you would fall off my earth.
I won't chase you -
Just put you right in line,
Clean youre dirty face and tuck you in.

And just then Aunt Gladys and Billie-Tom went to bed knowing that everything was just okay - good night!

We Could Live In Peace

© 2014 Rob Houghton

I can see it now - a shining field with happy shadows
And there's angels in my heart.
There's a van in the parkling lot - waiting to take me home
And the shadows aren't as dark.

Lay me down, flatten me out - put the disk inside me.
Read me out and shove me away.
Zip it off and I can only hope just so much, dear
And then I will go away.

Oh, can you think of other things to do now?
Oh, like a happy dream inside your head.
Oh, it hurts to think of what I missed now.
I know there's more; but hardly time to play.
(Time to play - we could live in peace)

It's too tight for me to breath - I can't stay here longer
Feel like a jerk, just like a kid.
Don't pick up my clothes now - I'm a big boy, I can follow
The vision I have inside my head.

Oh, is it sad to see your puppet follow
Oh, the path he made instead of yours?
Oh, shave my head and cut my eyebrows off
I'll wear your pants but I'll never save your fears.
(save your fears - we could live in peace.)

Poor Man's Credo

© 2014 Rob Houghton

I lost my job today - the boss man turned me down
I lost my job today - with no others left to be found.
But like the truest believers in love and religion;
I'm just sitting here, hanging 'round.
And I lost my job today - the boss man turned me down.

I lost my love today - she skipped town and left with all my money.
I lost my love today - knowing her, she thinks its kinda funny.
But like the truest believers in love and religion;
I'm just sitting here, waiting 'round.
And I lost my love today - she skipped town and left with all my money.

Ooo, ooo (am I really gonna know)
Ooo, ooo (when I'm gone, oh)
When will I know? When will I see him (hope to see him)

Ooo, ooo (he's the big man)
Ooo, ooo (big man, ooo)
When will the big man come through for me?

I lost my life today - got the executioner's song in my head.
I lost my life today - my best friend left me for dead.
But like the truest believers in love and religion;
I'm just hanging here up in the air.
And I lost my life today - got the executioner's song in my head.