Sunlight Madness (Original)

by John Hopkins

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released June 11, 2012

Produced and arranged by John Hopkins

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Track Name: Sunlight Madness
I saw sunlight and I was afraid
I even thought I would run away
Into a land where no sun would grow
And no people there are caring
Where you're from or where you go

But as I turned myself back around
The sunlight came in from all around
And burned my tongue as I tried to say
Wake up, it's another day

When you don't know what you really need
You take whatever you can receive
And chalk it up to a mystery
But know the sunlight sees
Track Name: Don't
A tightrope tumbler, stumbling over all
As nylon strings go shaking, breaking no one's fall
He says don't, please don't

A sideshow juggler, fumbling after all
As his fingertips go tripping, slipping every ball
He says don't, please don't

If the whole earth's quaking, waiting for the fall
While freaked and fooled by people who just want it all
Say don't, say don't

When all those smiles and all those don't you knows
Come crashing from the ceiling to the boards below
You did, you don't
Track Name: As You Walk Alone
I don't want to go away
But I won't try to make you change
Perhaps it's just as well to say farewell to dreams

Change a life along the way
But there are some you cannot save
And this may be your hell, to say farewell to dreams

As you walk alone
A shadow behind you reminds you
Of the lonely when you go

As you walk alone
A memory will find you, remind you
Of a lonely one you know
In your soul, all alone

There's a fact you ought to know
People come and people go
It hurts you, I can tell, to say farewell to dreams

If there's just one thing left to say
I hope you find a better way
Track Name: Gruesome Gertie
Gruesome Gertie came callin on Willie Francis today
Gruesome Gertie came callin on Willie Francis today
And as he fell into her arms I swear you could hear him say

Well, you know I'm a young boy, I ain't never done this before
Said, you know I'm a young boy, I ain't never done this before
Just be gentle, Gruesome Gertie, that's all I'm askin for

Willie said let me go but all Gertie did was coo
Willie said let me go but all Gertie did was coo
Where the hell you goin, Willie? I ain't nowhere near done with you

Willie Francis went walkin from Gruesome Gertie today
Willie Francis went walkin from Gruesome Gertie today
And as he slipped out of her arms I swear you could hear him say

Well, you may be a hotshot down in old Angola, LA
Yeah, you may be a hotshot down in old Angola, LA
But I would sure be grateful if I never saw you comin again!
Track Name: Ceridwen
I close my eyes to sleep
Fantastic escape from the blistering heat
And awake my mind to see
Ceridwen, Ceridwen

Ceridwen, call my name
I'm calling you

In purest light your lines are drawn
In silhouette shadows of dew and of dawn
But touch the dream, it's gone
Ceridwen, Ceridwen

Ceridwen, call my name
I'm calling you
Track Name: Clover
To some shell from the world that you know
You go, alone
Trying hiding, denying light
Crying idles, dying out of sight

Clover, close your eyes
Through darkness realize
There are so many people
Who would make your burden light

Clover, you say you're running over
And all your life has fallen on you, and it's true
But Clover, just lay it on my shoulder
And in between the green and the blue
We'll find our own way through

Clover, think it over

If the road from then to now
Leads down, you've found
Just a line, not a law of stone
Turn around and just let it go

Clover, you say you're running over
And all your life has fallen on you, and it's true
But Clover, just lay it on my shoulder
And in between the green and the blue
We'll find our own way through

Clover, think it over
Track Name: Sunny Sunday Afternoon
Sideways listening, my head insisting
That you're not someone who's worth resisting
I'm leaning nearer, attentive hearer
And seeing clearer that I am here

To be with you, to be with you
On some sunny Sunday afternoon
To be with you, to be there two
And the world won't stop us if we do

Senses slowing, your head not knowing
If inner feeling is outer showing
But thinking bolder above your shoulders
You're reaching over to pull me close

To be with you, to be with you
On some sunny Sunday afternoon
To be with you, to be we two
And the world won't stop us if we do

Come Monday, look to the sky
Pass weekday nights flying by
Leave Sunday morning behind
And our time has arrived
Open eyes, come to find

I'm here with you
Track Name: A Million Stars
Mercury so high no one sees
Through the glimmer of summer nights
But along some luna shore
Is the jewel they're searching for
In the twinkling of the ocean's light

Saturn rise, ringing sweet surprise
Through the canvas of violet blue
And this world was always there
Just awaiting love and care
From anyone who dared to see

Meteors on a red flame pour
Through the heavens; how bright the glow!
And before our broken hearts
We are just a dream apart
And there are a million stars