LITTLE ELEVATOR

UNDER THE WEATHER

Grey oppression, all clouds be gone
Must be an ending to every heartache
Bitter concession, the plan's gone wrong
Must be an ending to every bad break

Under the weather rain or shine
Under the weather walk the line
Better keep looking up
Or you won't know what hit you

Blue imposition I can't get past
Ill-fated down pour, so hard it's blinding
My disposition is over cast
Tired of waiting for my silver lining

Under the weather rain or shine
Under the weather walk the line
Got to keep looking up
Or you won't know what hit you

A storm is brewing the kettle's gonna blow
You're under the weather no matter where you go
If the rain's got to fall, don't let it drown you

Under the weather sun or sleet
Under the weather drag your feet
Better keep looking up
Or you won't know what hit you

LOST SOUL

Sit a while at the laundromat 
Wait a while at the corner store
Cars in a line as far as you can see
And I hope that I can find what I was looking for

Sure I guess I'd like to stay
They say that everyone has got to choose
If you want to walk this dying Earth
You've got to put on another pair of shoes

Lost Soul, you're not alone
Lost Soul, come home

This could be a bad part of town
They say it's different everywhere you go
In the jungle they scowl at the city
With it's little houses packed all tight in a row

There's a dog sleeping in the street

He better wake before the rush hour comes
Maybe I'd be smarter not to shut my eyes
And open them again all tender and young

Lost Soul, you're not alone
Lost Soul, come home

Everywhere they're killing time
I'm pretty sure that it's all been done
The whole world is covered in yellow crime tape
And there's never any shortage of a "smoking gun"

Sure I guess I'd like to stay
They say that everyone has got to choose
If you want to walk this dying Earth
You've got to put on another pair of shoes

Lost Soul, you're not alone
Lost Soul, come home

REMIND ME

I spy the promised star
So close but still so far
I want you
I've crossed the secret line
Still not seen any sign
I need you

And lest we forget and give up to regret
Remind me how to love you

I recall a world before
So young, still unsure 
You loved me
And I'm sure you've heard it all
From smart men twice as tall
I fear you

And lest we forget and give up to regret
Remind me how to love you


MUMBLEWEED

Blowing through the heart of town
Furtive little secret sound
Stinky wind pushin'  around
The whispering mumbleweed

Bad seed known to one and all
Never late for the curtain call
Every tale has grown so tall
Gossiping mumbleweed

Where do you get your substance from?
Tumbling through the mire
All the miles you travel still you never tire
Stumble on into a fire

You speak with a twisted tongue
Tales you spin could hurt someone
Maybe even get them hung
Slandering mumbleweed
Whispering mumbleweed

APPLE SUN

Apple sun
Come and pluck it
I'm up before the dawn
Waiting with a net
I'm going to get
Apple sun
Yeah, apple sun

Apple sun
Ripe and ready
Conferring with the lawn
Lifting the latch
I'm going to snatch
Apple sun
Yeah, apple sun

Bending the branches of the Ever-tree
I'm up before the birds
Promise, patience
In a world without words
Apple sun

Apple sun
So it appears
I await the light
Fears pushed aside
A dirt horse I ride
Beneath the apple sun
Yeah, apple sun

Old friend come to call
Please don't ever fall
Apple sun
Yeah, apple sun

ICY FINGER

Scorpio or Capricorn
It doesn't matter when you're born
Icy Finger


In the middle of the perfect day
A hooded stranger points your way
Icy Finger


John Forsythe was the first to go
Even the stars must sink below
Icy Finger


Make my bones into a chair 
Or scatter them just anywhere
But don't you tell me you don't care
Icy Finger

You said you loved where's the proof?
There's a shadow on the roof
Icy Finger


Spend your days high on the ledge
What will push you off the edge?
Icy Finger

They're making plans to wreck the dawn
It doesn't matter which side you're on
Icy Finger


When the final trumpet sounds
Will there be anyone around
I hope I'm six feet underground
Icy Finger

Scorpio or Capricorn
It doesn't matter when you're born
Icy Finger


There's a madman on the loose
Cry and curse there ain't no use
Even if he escapes the noose
There ain't no avoiding
Icy Finger

LOVE A LIE

Never seen a darker day than this
You don't know what the problem is
You say we'll be okay
But, I see another way

And I don't want to love a lie
I don't want to love a lie

Things aren't as open as before
I felt the key turn in the door
Nothing ever seems to matter
But climbing up that monkey ladder

And I don't want to love a lie
I don't want to love a lie

You've got your own point of view
You might even think it's true
But your faith must retrieve it
If you want me to believe it

And I don't want to love a lie
I don't want to love a lie

HALO

I can hear the clawing on the roof
They're digging for the proof
Of a treasure in the black dirt


I believe in turning into gold
But I can't find a hold
My fingers tremble and hurt

You and me were meant to be
Surrounded by a halo

I can hear the howling of the bones
The weight of ancient stones
My senses are frustrating


I remember bathing in the light
Now it's hard as night
Everything's disintegrating

You and me were meant to be
Surrounded by a halo

FISH ON DRY LAND

Ease of motion, King of the Ocean
Master of my domain
Saw truth shining on the horizon
Nothing was the same

I used to be a mojo man
Now I feel like a fish on dry land

Gills start gasping, frantic fins flapping
Hey mackerel I can relate
Everything's harder, I'm no love martyr
But this feeling won't abate

I used to be a sober man
Now I feel like a fish on dry land

This world's turning out to be a cold dry place
Oh yeah

LITTLE ELEVATOR

There's a devil on the podium
With ten watching his back
Waiting for the hammer fall
To signal the attack
Signal the attack

Little elevator
I need a 
Little elevator
Lift me up
They're dragging me down

There's a skeleton dancing 'round
Around an empty bowl
With food stuffed in the cupboard
But nothing for the soul
Nothing for the soul

Little elevator
I need a 
Little elevator
Lift me up
They're dragging me down

I dreamed about an old lighthouse
Defying every storm
A cave out in the forest that's
Sure to keep you warm
A god up in the heavens who only gave me love
As pieces of the sky were falling
Falling from above

Little elevator
I need a 
Little elevator
Lift me up
They're dragging me down

MAYBE IT'S LATE

Maybe it's late
The sun will be rising
Seems these days
We've forgotten we're on the same side
I can see the effect it's having
Feeling the passing of time

Maybe it's too soon to say
Or maybe it's late

Maybe it's late
My head fills with phantoms
Seems these days
We're pulling on each others nerves
Neither one of us should take the blame for
Dreams that never converge
Maybe it's too soon to say
Or maybe it's late

We've walked this road for so long
Shouldn't we keep walking on?

I can see the effect it's having
Feeling the passing of time
Maybe it's too soon to say
Or maybe it's late


SOLDIER ON

Monochrome seer
Faceless vagabond
Lateral gear
Where's the high road gone?
Isn't it time that you cracked the glue
Isn't it time to soldier on
One more day
Through the dust
And decay
Don't spend it all
On yesterday
Soldier on

Perilous dream
Wooden melody
Stones in the stream
Boxcar melody
Isn't it time that you pushed on through
Isn't it time to soldier on
One more day
Through the dust
And decay
Don't spend it all
On yesterday
Soldier on

Smoke in the field
Star-lost pioneer
Spokes of the wheel
Have flown on out of here
Isn't it time that you faced the blue
Isn't it time to soldier on
One more day
Through the dust
And decay
Don't spend it all
On yesterday
Soldier on

All Songs Kirk Adams 2005