(all words written by David Mancil)

THE FINAL PHRASE 

I stayed awake too late
I couldn't find my peace of mind
I waited for the door to open
It didn't move anymore

I kept on counting sheep
Trying to tire and fall asleep
But each tick of the clock kept echoing on
Daylight showed up and sunlight rode
you'd gone and left here alone

In the light I was blind
And I tried to open my eyes
I felt weak--I couldn't eat
To mellow out I had a stiff drink

I kept on counting sheep
Trying to tire and fall asleep
But each tick of the clock kept echoing on
Daylight showed up and sunlight rode
you'd gone and left here alone

As keep on waiting for you
There's nothing more I can do
But lay awake and slowly waste away

I hear rain and thunder
As I wonder through days
A cloud lowers and stays
Through the final phrase
Through these final days

HERE NOR THERE

Sunday morning waking
I didn't know where I was
But I knew the reason
It was all because

When night time slithers in again
I'll be in the bar room
Where liquor flows
And drunkards go
To silently loom

Oh, with drying mouth, I wish that it would rain
Oh, I'm drying out, I wish that it would rain

Morning through evening
It takes too long to pass
Lying in an alley
Or sleeping it off in the grass

When night time slithers in again
I'll be in the bar room
where liquor flows
And drunkards go
To silently loom

Oh, with drying mouth, I wish that it would rain
Oh, I'm drying out, I wish that it would rain

Oh no, I'm falling down again
Could you spare a dollar
For I'm just an unlucky man

Oh, I'm dying now, I wish that it would rain

CALLING ACROSS THE WAVES

Calling from across the waves
Will you be brave and try to save me
Don't go with the flow
You've got to watch out for the undertow
When you go...

Calling out to the shore
What are you just standing there for
In bright shining sun
Can't you see what you have done?
Oh no...

Oh baby baby baby
Save me save me save me
From this awful attack
Baby baby baby
Save me save me save me
I wish I knew who had my back

SUNSHINE PEOPLE 

When your heart is breaking
And you're feeling down
When you need consolation
To escape the sadness around
You look to the things 
That bring us peace of mind
What might bring you calm
May not for others you may find

Sunshine people
Loving the sun above
Me and all my cloudy skies
I feel nothing but love

When the sun is shining
And the sky is bright and blue
It's not really comforting
To people like me and you
So we look to the things 
That bring us peace of mind
What might bring you calm
May not for anyone you may find

Sunshine people
Loving the sun above
Me and all my cloudy skies
I feel nothing but love

Don't be down
Don't let it make you frown
I hate it when I see a sad look on my baby

Don't let it get you down
Don't let it make you frown
Because it will get better later, sooner maybe

When the the blues come a callin'
I'll be here in the rain that's falling down

Sunshine people
Loving the sun above
Me and all my cloudy skies
I feel nothing but love

(repeat)

HALLOWEEN

I woke you up to say
You slept most of the day
Get up from the bed from where you lay

You stayed awake alright
Until you saw daylight
The sun came up and you said goodnight

But tonight I'm staying up with you
Until it's six thirteen
There's a chill in the air tonight
It feels like Halloween

We'll take a midnight ride
Into a darker side
Of nighttime where the spirits hide

When it's opportune
Wolves will howl at the moon
Singing out their haunted tune

'Cause tonight I'm staying up with you
Until it's six thirteen
There's a chill in the air tonight
It feels like Halloween

There's no need to toss and tumble
Just take it nice and slow
Listening to the thunder rumble
Watching the lightning glow

Oh baby baby oh no
Oh baby baby oh no

We'll take a midnight ride
Into a darker side
Of nighttime where the spirits hide

From dusk to dawn
The night in between it 
Feels just like Halloween

INVISIBLE

You're invisible to me
If you're there I can't see
You're far below a hello
Your "hi" means good bye


There is no legislature that can change human nature
You're invisible to me
No matter what you do, no matter what you say...
I won't bend and be your friend, no way.

You are invisible to me
You don't exist fully
You don't deserve a word
When I pass you I see right through

There is no legislature that can change human nature
You're invisible to me
No matter what you do, no matter what you say...
I won't bend and be your friend, no way.

There is no legislature that can change human nature
You're invisible to me
No matter what you do, no matter what you say...
I won't bend and be your friend, no way.

SLIPPED AWAY

In the dead of night I found out you had gone
In the dead of night I found myself all alone
In the dead of night I found all hope had flown

It was a night without end
The sun would not ascend
To turn night into day
I walked from place to place
There was no trace
You slipped away

Where did you go--you disappeared into thin air
Where did you go--My heart was in dispair
Where did you go--I couldn't find you anywhere

It was a night without end
The sun would not ascend
To turn night into day
I walked from place to place
There was no trace
You slipped away

Whether a nightmare or dream
In my haunted sleep 
It seemed real to me

So real to me
So real to me

EVERY SONG I SING

To measure pleasure first you must define misery
What you might find pleasurable might be misery to me

Every song I sing doesn’t mean a thing
All I ever do is complain

The darker side of me—the light side of you
What you might find insane in sick I might want ensue

Every song I sing doesn’t mean a thing
All I ever do is complain

(repeat)

You’ve got yours and I’ve got mine—and both are 
mighty fine

NEVER IN A MILLION

Have you ever wondered why
We're so different you and I
Most of the things that make you weep
They put me to sleep

Have you ever wondered why
We're so different you and I
The silly things that make you smile
Make me yawn all the while

I won't look at the moon and swoon blinking up at the 
stars
I will never dance and sing to strumming gay guitars
I won't look up at the sunset and break out into 
tears
I won't ever do these things never in a million years

Have you ever wondered why
We're so different you and I
Things that put you on a high
They make me frown and sigh

Have you ever wondered why
We're so different you and I
Anything that fills you with delight
Is for me another blight

I won't look at the moon and swoon blinking up at the 
stars
I will never dance and sing to strumming gay guitars
I won't look up at the sunset and break out into 
tears
I won't ever do these things never in a million years

So many people think I'm just blacks and grays
But they don't know I just love cloudy days
So many people think I'm the king of gloom
All the sunshine people they sigh when I leave the 
room

Have you ever wondered why
We're so different you and I
Most of the things that make you weep
They put me to sleep

I won't look at the moon and swoon blinking up at the 
stars
I will never dance and sing to strumming gay guitars
I won't look up at the sunset and break out into 
tears
I won't ever do these things never in a million years

(all words written by David Mancil)