Annie Moscow

Visible/ 2007

Annie Moscow
4/10/2007

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ANGELS ANGELS ANGELS/A. Moscow

I never thought those stories 

About angels were true 

So imagine my surprise when I stumbled 

Into a whole field of you 

 

Angels Angels Angels 

Forgive me if I stare 

But now I see you everywhere 

I see you everywhere 

 

I never thought this tired soul 

Could feel this kind of love 

But you’ve touched in me a trust that’s just 

Unheard of 

 

You comfort me 

And urge me on 

You light a faith

I thought was gone 

 

Angels Angels Angels 

Now I see you everywhere 

I see you everywhere 

 

And it feels like a radiant sun 

And you feel like a warm sea 

And I feel like a thousand mothers 

Are lifting me 

 

Angels Angels Angels 

Forgive me if I stare 

But now I see you everywhere 

I can see you everywhere 

I see you everywhere

 

COME ON ANNIE/A. Moscow

Come on Annie

Come on out and play

There’s a whole world waiting for you

Right this way

You got nothing to lose

So put on your dancing shoes

And get down Annie get down

 

Come on Annie girl

Don’t be shy

There’s a big sun shining

Way Up in the sky

So kick off your blues and

 put on your dancing shoes and

Get down Annie get down

 

Now it’s too bad

I know you’re too sad

From tryin’ so hard

But nothin’s gained from

All of your pain

So just turn it all around

 

Come on now Annie

Come on out and play

Kick up your heels and make hay

Till the cows come runnin’ back your way -

c’mon Get down Annie get down

 

No Nothing’s gained

From sitting around

No hearts are broken

‘Cause you’re not in town

So Turn off the TV

And turn it around

I said turn it all around

Turn it all around and

 

Come on Annie

Come on out and play

The sun won’t wait one more day

You got nothing to lose

So put on your dancing shoes and

Come on Annie

Girl don’t be shy

There’s a big sun shinin’

Way up in the sky

So kick off your blues

Say good-bye Good-bye

Get down Annie get down

 

Get down Annie get down

Get down Annie get down down dah-own

Get down Annie get down down down down

Get down Annie Get down

 

HOUSE OF CARDS/A. Moscow

Hair on my pillow

Hair on the bathroom floor

Pieces of me

That I can’t hold anymore

 

Dust on my windowpane

Mold on the shower door

Can’t keep this picture

Perfect anymore

 

It feels like falling

It feels like falling

It feels like falling

It feels like

Everything you taught me

Was a lie

I built my castle to your specifications

I built my castle on stilts in California

This house of cards

It will fall before dawning

 

It feels like falling

It feels like falling

It feels like falling through an open abyss

Falling down

 

Your embrace

Sustains me

The mem’ry of your skin

Gives me the strength to go in to

This house of cards

It will fall before the dawning

 

INVISIBLE/A. Moscow

In a scruffy nightgown

I wandered down Main Street

Feeling so inconsequential

I could blend into the wood

It felt like no one could see me

but they obviously could

 

I walked into a store and I

Fumbled through my purse

And the change fell all around me

Spinning circles on the wood - followed by

Tissue parts and candy hearts

The pieces of my life

It felt like

No one could see me but they obviously could

 

I feel so invisible today

I feel so invisible

I feel so invisible today

So invisible

 

I know why the duck lady quacks

She walks down the street and goes quack quack quack

It’s ‘cause nobody can see her

She knows nobody can see her

Down the city streets she goes quack quack quack

We laugh at her behind her back

As she falls into another crack

 

I feel so invisible today

I feel so invisible

I feel so invisible today

I feel so invisible 

 

MAKE BELIEVE/A. Moscow

 

Dancing bears and dragon’s lairs

  all stacked upon the shelf

I always could create those worlds

So much larger than myself

Well you can turn off the electric trains

I’m closing down this store

I don’t wanna play make believe anymore

 

Well the wind blows in funny ways

And who’s to say what’s right

And hey - you never know what lies behind a door

But I’ve stayed too long in Fantasyland

so I’m Getting off this flight

I don’t wanna play make-believe anymore

 

What will you do when I stop trying

Will you notice me

Will you care

What will you do when I stop believing there’s a chance

Were you ever

Aware

 

Well I thought you’d be my savior

Yeah I thought you’d be my knight

You’d come riding through the forest

And make everything all right

But children cling to the darndest things and I

Held on so tight

And I don’t wanna play make believe

I don’t wanna play make believe

I don’t wanna play make believe anymore

 

MICHAEL FROM MOUNTAINS/Joni Mitchell

Michael wakes you up with sweets

He takes you up streets and the rain comes down

Sidewalk markets locked up tight

Like umbrellas bright on a grey background

There’s oil on the puddles in taffeta patterns  that run down the drain

In colored arrangements that Michael will change

With a stick that he found

 

Michael from mountains

Go where you will go to

Know that I will know you

Someday I will know you very well

 

Michael leads you to a park

He sings and it’s dark and the clouds roll by

Yellow slickers up on swings  

Like puppets on strings hanging in the sky

They’ll splash home to suppers in wallpaper  kitchens 

 Their mothers will scold

But Michael will hold you to keep away the cold 

 Till the sidewalks are dry

 

Michael from mountains

Go where you will go to

Know that I will know you

Someday I will know you very well

Someday I will know you very well

 

Michael leads you up a stair 

He needs you to care and you know you do

Cats come crying to the key 

And dry you will be in a towel or two

There’s rain on the window there’s sun on the painting that smiles on the wall

You want to know all but his mountains have called so you never do

 

Michael from mountains

Go where you will go to

Know that I will know you

Someday I will know you very well

Someday I will know you very well

 
SHANGRI-LA/A. Moscow

I wanna feel you more than a touch that doesn’t linger

I want more than the pretense of understanding

Then you turn around and roll your eyes at me

When I’m just trying to talk to you

talk to you

 

I wanna live in Shangri La

I wanna live in Shangri La

I wanna live in Shangri La - Shangri La

 

I want more than this house of pent-up people that come and go

I want more place where everybody’s nice and then - nothing

I want more than this house filled with noise from the TV that’s on all the time

Broadcasting sport scores and noise and dysfunctional people

Doing dysfunctional things to each other

 

I wanna live in Shangri La

I wanna live in Shangri La

I wanna live in Shangri La - Shangri La

 

We went to the city on a holiday

Where the ocean shines

Like an emerald

And the cliffs drop

And the seals play

And the rich shop

Then you led me through

The pretty hotel

Where the rich people stayed

All the tile was inlaid

You said Isn’t it wonderful

Then everybody walked and Nobody talked

And everybody shopped and Nobody talked

And everybody gawked and

Everybody ate their ice cream

You said Maybe one day

We could live right here

In this jewel of the nation I said

Maybe one day I would chuck this all

Just for a little conversation

 

I wanna live in Shangri La

I wanna live in Shangri La

I wanna live in Shangri La - Shangri La

 

THROUGH A CLOUDED LENS/A. Moscow

Did you hear about the puppies and the vertical bars

Raised in a cage that was all they could see

Then when they got older they couldn’t relate

Horizontally

Now I’m not saying you haven’t changed

and I’m not saying that we can’t be friends

I’m just saying I see the world

Through a clouded lens

 

I see the tears behind every joy

I feel the taunts behind my back

I see the tiger behind every door

Just waiting to attack

 

I’m not saying I haven’t changed

I’m not saying that we can’t be friends

I’m just saying I see the world

Through a clouded lens

Through a clouded lens

Through a clouded lens

Through a clouded lens Through a clouded lens

 

Some people call me a pessimist

Some people call me a hypochondriac

Behind every door I see a Tiger waiting to attack

Now I’m not saying things haven’t changed

I’m not that saying we can’t be friends

I’m just saying I see the world

Through a clouded lens

Through a clouded lens

Through a clouded lens

Through a clouded lens 

 

YOU CAN'T GO HOME AGAIN/A. Moscow

My father said the streets of Yonkers don’t look the same to him

My brother - he’s been back to Plainfield

to see the house we grew up in

My grandma moved across the world

when she was still quite young

She found a life of freedom

but she lost her mother tongue

 

And we’ve tried so hard to fit right in

We’ve joined your clubs and changed our names

My mother’s proud of her straight blond hair

My father’s proud of his

golf game

 

And I’m just trying to find my way

Looking for the old familiar T

rying to find the place where my

Soul fits in

But everyone knows

you can’t go home again

 

Can’t go back to Russia

Can’t go back to China

Can’t go back to Hungary

Can’t go back to New Jersey

Can’t go back to Poland

Can’t go back to Viet Nam

Can’t go back to Mexico

Can’t go back to Sarajevo

Can’t go back to Yonkers

Can’t go back to Thailand

Can’t go back to Africa

Can’t go back to South America

 

Can’t go home again

Can’t go home again

Can’t go home again

Can’t go home again

 

I had a dream they were dropping bombs

on the firecracker hotel

And in my dream they were

dropping bombs on the firecracker hotel

And the rooms lit up like

little tiny candles on a birthday cake

But I was the lucky one

I got away I got away

Dorothy I envy you

Lend me your red shoes I’ll fly

 

Can’t go home again

Can’t go home again

Can’t go home again

Can’t go home again

Can’t go home again

Can’t go home again

 

YOU WERE NEVER THERE/A. Moscow

Ah - the things we do to each other

Ah - the things we do to each other

 

All the weight I put on you

All my dreams and expectations

You were never there

All along

Must’ve been my Imagination

 

I carried a phantom all my life

I carried a phantom

My own creation

 

You were never there

All along All along

You were never there

All along

Must’ve been my Imagination

 

I see the pictures and in your eyes

So distant

I see the pictures and in my eyes

So much longing

Now at last the blind frustration

Opens up to realization

The tired cross I tried to bear

Is melting in the open air

 

You were never there

All along - all along

You were never there

All along – all along

 

YOU WON'T SEE ME/Lennon/McCartney

When I call you up 
you're line's 

I have had enough


So act your age


We have lost the time


That was so hard to find


And I will lose my mind


If you won't see me