The Only 1
I am the only one here
Don’t know why I was left behind
Shipwreck and all abandon
I’m the only thing that you’ll find

You came here looking for an answer
With me there none you’ll find
You came here trying to find a way out
Don’t look at me I’m the one left behind

Well you know you’re going nowhere, nowhere 2 fast
You’re trying to get by just living in the past
And you say you want a way out
But you’re dancing on broken glass
You’re trying to get high but you’re moving 2 fast

I am that child inside of you
That fear that won’t let go
You’ve run away from me many times before
And I’m back again hear banging on your door

I am the only thing you really know
I’m it yeah, this is all you’ve got to show
Time has crept up and away from you
It’s time you took some time to put time aside

Well you know you’re going nowhere, nowhere 2 fast
You’re trying to get by just living in the past
And you say you want a way out
But you’re dancing on broken glass
You’re trying to get high but you’re moving 2 fast

I am the soul survivor
Someone trapped here deep in your mind
You’ve tried to find me times before
But I’m the one always left behind

I am the darkest part of you
The part you’ve tried so hard to hide
You’ve locked me up and out before
Seems the truth’s always left behind

California Blue
I’m missing all the golden sunshine
And even those smog filled skies
And I'm making my way back to you
Doing anything I got to do
I've been on the road too long
Too long far away from home
I just got to get me back
Get me back on track

California's makin’ me blue cause I’m so far away from you
California's makin’ me blue cause I’m so far away from you
California's makin’ me blue cause so far I’m so far away

Chicago’s a nice town I know
But there's just a little too much snow
That hawk’s been cutting through me
One more show and I'm off in a breeze
New York City stayed with me
And I can't seem to get a cab in this city
They build all their buildings way too high
Block out the sun you get cold inside

California's makin’ me blue cause I’m so far away from you
California's makin’ me blue cause I’m so far away from you
California's makin’ me blue cause so far I’m so far away

California's calling me with movie stars and giant palm trees
California dreaming I've been just sitting with my feet in the sand
California bound I'll be nothing but me stop the me
She’s calling she’s calling

Venice Beach makes me feel so fine
On the boardwalk in the summertime
We could drive all over this town
Drive down Sunset with the top rolled down
In Hollywood maybe we’ll see somebody making a movie
Or maybe a rock video, we can catch the midnight show
With everything we've been through,
I want to run away with you

California's makin’ me blue cause I’m so far away from you
California's makin’ me blue cause I’m so far away from you
California's makin’ me blue cause so far I’m so far away

I’m missing all the golden sunshine
And even those smog filled skies
And I'm making my way back

Runaway
She came like a Winter storm on a breeze
I begged her to stay but she had to leave
A girl like her you can never seem to keep
So young and wild she just had to be free

I tried to hold her down
How was I to know she’d be a runaway
I held her much to tight
Where you gonna go my little runaway

I loved her far more than I ever should have
She broke my heart maybe that’ll do me some good
I learned a lot from the girl on a breeze
She blew into my life and brought me to my knees

I tried to hold her down
How was I to know she’d be a runaway
I held her much to tight
Where you gonna go my little runaway

I still remember all the love that we made
And I still remember all the love that she gave
If I could just see her face again
Just one more time, have one last chance
I lost all my dreams when she ran away

I still don’t know why she just left me this way
Like a thief in the night she stole my heart and ran away
These days I feel so empty inside
I’m Left with traces of tears I just can’t hide

I tried to hold her down
How was I to know she’d be a runaway
I held her much to tight
Where you gonna go my little runaway

Time
Sometimes I feel time’s creeping up on me
Well God knows I’ve wasted a hell of a lot of time
And funniest thing about time is that it really ain’t even real.
It’s all just in the way that you feel
Greater men than me have walked on this earth
a million thousand times before
Some leave their mark they’ll live forever more
Is there something I can do, Well is their something
I can sing that might change the world
Is there a place for me in your kodachrome world

Time is the monster Time is the demon and it’s right behind
There’s nowhere to runt here’s No place to hide
Don’t waste your days don’t waste your nights
It’ll all be fine but God only knows There just ain’t enough time

Beauty fades as sure as the sun is sinking low
Harvest your beauty inside and just let it glow
If there’s something in your life
If there’s someone in your life that won’t let you grow
Just close your eyes hold your breath and let em go.
Ain’t no one promised to no one in this whole wide world
There ain’t nothing guaranteed to you but you
Just a promise in the dark
A few loans and a couple of IOUs
We can’t take a damn thing with us We all lose

Take a little more time and open up your eyes
Take a little more time and go walking in the rainy
Take a little more time and try and work it out
Take a little more time and open up your mind

Sometimes I feel time’s creeping up on me
Well God knows I’ve wasted a hell of a lot of time

Hollywood
Was a cold and clear dark sky that evening in Hollywood
Wind was blowing free and so were you and me yeah it felt it so good
All the stars were out and it made the sky so bright
Your hair glistened from the pale moon light
One of those nights when it feels just right in Hollywood

Neon lights were all around
Yeah they even got stars on the ground in Hollywood

You were talking to me about some old movie I never understood
Something about a man and a master plan I guess it just wasn’t too good
But I was dreaming of how I’d like to hold you in my arms
And overwhelm you with my romantic charm
But you just seem to keep carrying on about old Hollywood

Neon lights were all around
Didn’t you know they had stars on the ground in Hollywood

They say In Hollywood all of my dreams are gonna come true
I’ve been thinking about Hollywood darling I’ve been dreaming about you
They say In Hollywood the brightest stars shine right through
But I was just trying to find a way to get a little closer to you
Lots of dreams are made and even more fade in Hollywood
It's a city you where anything goes and it's understood
Be it starring roles or rock'n'roll just one big break
And your going for the gold till then you just
Keep on pouring out your soul in Hollywood
Was about a quarter to three when you noticed me
Darling you looked so good
You looked me deep in the eyes mine could not lie
I saw you understood

My Name
I never really knew my daddy
He never had very much time, you know
And I swear I don't hold it against him
But it's hard to love someone that you don't really know

I spent far too much time just sitting alone
Just staring out of the windows of a loveless home
And I swear there wasn't very much planning
And I had to face this whole world all on my own

I tried times before to learn to know the man
I opened up my heart and reached out my hand
And even though he wouldn't let me to touch him
I thank the Lord above I ever had the chance

He don't even know me
I doubt if there are days he can remember my name
No he don't even know me
I doubt if there are days he can remember my name

Well my mama she done the best she could
Bringing up us boys we learned and we understood
That nothing in this world is just given
Well there’s a balance to life take bad with the good

I tried times before to learn to know the man
I opened up my heart and reached out my hand
And even though he wouldn't let me to touch him
I thank the Lord above I ever had the chance

He don't even know me
I doubt if there are days he can remember my name
No he don't even know me
I bet you have days you can't even remember my name

Rainy Days
I’ve always preferred rainy days
Something about those cloud up so high
Just blows me away.
I never cared much for sunny skies
I always seem to get burned,
Seems to burn me every time.

Rain pouring down on my face
Washes away every tear I cried without leaving a trace.
You know I’m praying for a stormy sky
To make everything gray outside
And change it all just to shades of black and white

Don’t nothing ever seem to really go my way
Cause I can’t seem to keep myself out of my own way
When the wind blows away my darkened skies
It leaves me a chill inside there ain’t nowhere that I can hide

No shadows falling on my face
‘Cause I’m running in between rain drops
Just trying to find my place
Color me of April rain
Make me invisible
Just let me hide away in your pain

How do I keep myself away from me
Where can I run that’s far away from me
What can I do to save myself from me
How do I kill this pain inside of me
How do I find the truth inside of me
Where can I go to find the light in me

I’ve always preferred rainy days
Something about those cloud up so high
Just blows me away.
I never cared much for sunny skies
I always seem to get burned,
Seemed to get burned every time.

Let It Go
I never wanted to hurt you
I never wanted to put you down
I didn’t know it would be personal
I didn’t know you’d carry it around

Apologies maybe aren’t enough
But can’t you see when enough is enough
Let it go

I try so hard just to make you see
You’re making more of this than there has to be
If sympathy’s what you’ve been looking for
Then you’ve opened up the wrong damn door

Apologies maybe aren’t enough
But can’t you see when enough is enough
Let it go

Your anger seems to have blinded you
It seems to make you lose control
I think that we can work it out
There’s really no reason to scream and shout

Apologies maybe aren’t enough
But can’t you see when enough is enough
Let it go

The Dark
Must have been blind for all these years
Couldn’t see through their darkest fears
Hiding the truth from us wasn’t very hard
Only believe what we see on TV
Somehow convinced that’s the way it must be
Never taking the time to look for a little more

How could they hold us back for so long
Won’t let us be what we are and that’s strong
Hiding the truth from us Lord that’s wrong
The truth is in The Dark and it mustn’t carry on

They never told the truth about Dr. King
Just one little man with a giant dream
Until someone decided he won’t see his dream come true
Oh no we won’t speak of Mr. X he had to be silenced before he flexed
He just wouldn’t seem to conform to the norm

How could they hold us back for so long
Won’t let us be what we are and that’s strong
Hiding the truth from us Lord ain’t it wrong
The truth’s in The Dark
and it mustn’t carry on

Like thieves in the night kidnapped from our mother lands
Spit on their graves fill their face with sand
This shit still
goes on blood stained hands

Segregated, Humiliated, and Degraded
Kept down for 400 years
What price must be paid to end
The bloodshed and fears.

How can they hold us back for so long
Won’t let us be what we are and that’s strong
Hiding the truth from us Lord that’s wrong
The truth’s in The Dark
and it mustn’t carry on

Kimmy
Kimmy walked right into my life
Now my heart is in her hands
She came to me just when I might
Want it all to end
There she stood in the morning light
Her hair blowing in the western wind
She took my hand and told me baby it’s gonna be all right
Lord knows I could use a friend

Chorus
Kimmy take me home
Take me home again
I gotta be alone with you

Kimmy’s love is all I really need
She can throw away the key
With a child-like smile
And an angel’s heart

That’s how she set me free
Her pretty soft brown eyes and
Kisses that tastes like winter
She’s every thing to me
If I could I’d relive everyday of my life
Yes I give it to you Kimmy

Chorus

Whenever I feel like giving up
She kisses me for luck
With a love so strong
Can’t no one tell me this is wrong
Just one touch and I know I’m not alone
She gives me strength
She never brings me down
She tries to turn my tears around
Sometimes I feel like I just don’t deserve her
And I’m waiting for it all to end

Chorus

This Songs For You
Lord I don't know what I've done wrong
All that I know I feel like you’ve been doing me wrong
You put this weight on me it feels like a curse
You put this pain in me and I can feel it getting worse
And all I really wanna do is sing - this songs for you

I'm singing for them but they just tune me out
I'm playing for free but I guess they don't like my amount
If they charged a hundred bucks at the door
Would there be an empty space on the floor
We seem to only put value in things - we have to pay a lot for

Hell I don't know what I've got to do
To get my songs across to you
Lord can you help me to find a new way
Find a new way for me to say
This song’s for you

All these books stores and coffee house are wearing me out
Ignored and taken for granted sometimes I just wanna scream and shout
But there's a part of me that loves all this sweet pain
There's a part of me where I can't wait to do it all again
And all I really wanna do is sing - this songs for you

I guess I'm done with bitching and moaning for a while
Next time you’re passing this way I hope you think of me and smile
It’s just that I’ve got this burning feeling to be heard
This guitar and songs are the only things I really have - on this Earth
And I know it's silly but I need you to hang - on every word

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