One Step Behind the Finish Line (2003)

One Step Behind The Finish Line (2003)

1 Can I Do Something?

2 Try So Hard

3 Keep Away

4 Just a Sometimes Drifter

5 Walk On By

6 Simple-Talkin’ Girl

7 Won’t You Stay?

8 Ballad of a Beautiful Letdown

9 Out of the Picture

10 Final Frustrations

“Can I Do Something?” (C. Moore)

Can I do something for you? / Can I do something for you? ooh-ooh / When I wake up in the mornin and / I roll on out of bed / All I hear are worn-out bolts and / Beatles in my head

Can I do something for you? / Can I do something for you? ooh-ooh / How I wish youíd hold me, darlin, and / You’d look at me today / Yet when I am gazing at you, you / Are looking far away

Can I do something for you? / Can I do something for you? ooh-ooh / Now my friends are gone, so baby all / I have is only you / Will you keep me in your thoughts, oh will / You tell me if they’re true?

Can I do something for you? / Can I bring you close to me? / Can I do something for you? / Ooh-ooh.

Can I do something for you? / Can I do something for you? ooh-ooh / When I wake up in the mornin and / I roll on out of bed / All I hear are worn-out bolts and / Beatles in my head

Can I do something for you? Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh.

“Try So Hard” (C. Moore)

When I try so hard to be with you / When I try so hard to be with you / When I try so hard just to be with you

A little boy just started out he’s on his way to fame / The kind of fame where no one ever even learns your name / His mother and his father live in 1952 / And the only force around his home is the force of me and you / The boy has grown up, living home, he is now on his own / Tracks down his dreams and meets his friends on the phone

The girl he loves is not for him and he’s been trampled, yes / This girl, though she will never change it up, she did confess / The pope is in the parlor and the kids are on the street / The boy is sitting in the attic /Storm drains at his feet / The girl is sitting across from him / On the lap of a pimp / The virgin’s been knocked down and so / moves around with a limp

He sees the choir boy has whispered loudly as the rest / His thoughts, perhaps not noble, have been buried in her chest / The rap resides upon the wall and trickles through the air / His translucent properties are sprinkled out so bare / The table’s colored and the room dissolves into the floor / The brown-haired beauty sees her friend and searches for a door

The finish line is here and all that’s fun has been done / My hand is outstretched, I am looking for your face…

“Keep Away” (C. Moore)

Let’s play keep away / Keep away from me / I’ll meet you some day / Maybe then you’ll see

Life has gone away on a train / Loving has become so mundane / You don’t even recall my name / Your eyes slowly drive me insane

Girl, you’ve left me out in the rain / You have brought me, oh, so much pain / Even though you’ve gone I’m still here / And, though you left me, you still appear

Your eyes hold so much behind them / Girl, to give in would be a sin / I can’t help but think we could win / Don’t you think it’s time to begin?

Thoughts have gone away to the night / Don’t you think that I could be right? / Put the table under the sun / Now I think that it’s time to run

Friends have come and gone like the air / Some I can’t believe are still there / You have made a change in my life / Showed me what it means to have strife

Life has gone away on a train / Loving has become so mundane / You don’t even recall my name / Your eyes slowly drive me insane

“Just a Sometimes Drifter” (C. Moore)

I am sorry that I don’t have much to say to you / I wish that when you were here / I would know what to do / Sometimes I feel that I stumble much too much to stay / Praise the Lord above that there’s those who like me this way

I am an unknown person, / I am a one-speed shifter; / I’ve got the walls to clean up, / I’m just a sometimes drifter.

I am sorry that I’m not him / I know that you’re sorry, too / You have got to take what you get / And I’m gonna take you / Sometimes it’s hard to get through / Feel like a prisoner / Sometimes you want too much / When all I want is her

I am just a drifter / Wanderin’ down the street / Don’t know what will happen / Guess we’re gonna see…

I am sorry that I’m not there / To see you, maybe / Why am I so sullen? / Guess you would have to be me / I am sorry that you’re not here / To hold me, poss’bly / When are you comin’ back, babe? / I guess you’ll have to see…

“Walk on By” (C. Moore)

You move to the room / I look to your face / You walk across me / There’s no other way

Hey… / To walk on by / No tears to cry / Till you have gone / And I’ve been wrong

Your feet push around / As I roam the ground / I strive for your eyes / I deny goodbyes

And I… / Can walk on by / No tears to cry / Till you have gone / And I’ve been wrong

Your hands hold your books / Your legs guard your looks / I am left to stand, / Nothing to demand

And… / Go walk on by / No tears to cry / Till you have gone / And I’ve been wrong

Your hair braids in back / I know what you lack / You’re prone to attacks / You’ve got so many knacks…

You… / Should walk on by / No tears to cry / Till you have gone / And I’ve been wrong

You’ve been in my mind / I know what I find / Is not really real / That’s what I conceal

So I… / Don’t walk on by / No tears to cry / Till you have gone / And I’ve been wrong

In a day from now / You will crease your brow / I will say Hello / You will grin and go

You… / Will walk on by / No tears to cry / Till you have gone / And I’ve been wrong

This comes every day / I won’t be okay / Till I find someone / Someone with affection

Who won’t… / Walk on by / No tears to cry / Till you have gone / And I’ve been wrong

You move to the room / I look to your face / You walk across me / There’s no other way

Hey… / To walk on by / No tears to cry / Till you have gone / And I’ve been wrong…

“Simple-Talkin’ Girl” (C. Moore)

You’re just a simple-talkin’ girl to me / I guess that’s how you always seem to be / I thought I’d call you tonight so you’d know / Just how my caring for you tends to flow / It’s been a while since I’ve seen your smile / Feel I’ve been walking only single file / I finally picked up the phone to dial / And, at that point, my heart had to go wild…

Precious girl, you’re an angel below / I could not stand to see you go / When I’m with you, I feel so blue / When you’re not here, I think of you / It’s a highlighter, Hi Chris! and Thanks / Sorry this is taking so long to write / I’m remembered every time I read it / And it takes me to an all-new height / You’re a good friend, I’m glad that I know / Are ya bored yet? Only un poco / Love on fire and a girl who can’t be / What color is this? Can you tell me?

Girl beside me you’re so far away / Your lips kill me every time you say / You’re too gentle, I don’t want to stay / Your eyes dart under, hold me at bay / You’ve got too much for me to find / If I leave now, will you mind? / You know how I’ve been so kind / Can’t you see you put me in a grind? / You’re confused? well, hello, I’m Chris / There is one thing that I think you’ve missed / From the start this love has been fixed / Your affections? well, I think they’re mixed

Girl, girl, girl, I think you are gone / Doll, doll, doll, you’re gentle as a fawn / Babe, babe, babe, they use you like a pawn / Hon, hon, hon, you’re rugged as the dawn

This is over now we are done / Even still, I think that it’s been fun / I found that I was the foolish one / And I’ve seen how you love to run…

“Won’t You Stay?” (C. Moore)

Why are you so pretty? / Why won’t you stay with me? / Why do you got to be / So much better than me? / Why do you close your eyes? / Why do you deal goodbyes? / Why do you hide your smile? / Why don’t you stay a while?

Won’t you stay? / Won’t you stay?

Why do you grin a frown? / Why do you bring me down? / Why do you cover your / Cover your hurt with nouns?

Why do you hold your head / Like you need to be fed? / What is so wrong with me? / What is so wrong with you?

Stay with me / You will see / You can be / Here with me

Why are you so pretty? / Why won’t you stay with me? / Why do you got to be / So much better than me?

Won’t you stay?…

“Ballad of a Beautiful Letdown” (C. Moore)

I was there for you / You were there for me, ah… / But did you know / Where I go / When you are gone?

There were times when we were in the sun / There were times when we were young / There were times when we could smile at each other / Like sister / To brother…

There were days when I was happy to stay / There were days when you took your love away / There were days when I felt you by my side / I could not / Hide…

You brought me down / You brought me down / You brought me down / You brought me down

There were times when we were in the sun / There were times when we were young / There were times when we could smile at each other / Like sister / To brother…

“Out of the Picture” (C. Moore)

Leave me out of the picture / Leave me far behind / Go walk on without me / Believe me I don’t mind

You’ve got pictures on your wall / You’ve got pictures down the hall / You’ve got pictures in your hand / You’ve got pictures of your man

You’ve got drawings in the sand / You got the film you demand / You’ve got pictures of yourself / You’ve got pictures on the shelf

You pose for pictures all dressed up / You pause for water from your cup / You use memories as a bond / You keep people that you conned

You’ve got pictures in a dress / You’ve got pictures when you’re a mess / There is one thing I must confess / When you leave me I don’t feel blessed

(So…)

“Final Frustrations” (C. Moore)

He doesn’t care about you / He doesn’t know who you are / To him, you’re just a shooting star / On the way / To where he’s going

He doesn’t see in your eyes / He doesn’t know what you want / He’s just a ghost you will haunt / For his life / Until he’s living

He doesn’t see where you go / I just don’t know how to show / That I know your every woe / And your hopes / And where they’ve brought you

He doesn’t want to love you / He doesn’t want to be yours / He just wants to open your doors / For himself / And what he’s thinking

He doesn’t ask how you feel / He doesn’t help you to deal / I wonder if he’s even real / Or if he / Is only breathing

I wonder if he’s even real / Or if he / Is only breathing

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