Dave Sills

Dave Sills
words & music by Dave Sills

Lyrics

A silver moon hangs over the city

And it's so full it spills down to the street

Slips off the trees, down into the gutter

Where at last it washes over me

 

Don't stay the hands of time

Leave them ticking away

Baby, you've done the crime

But I'm the one whose paid

Gave it all I could, couldn't give enough

You left me here, serving life without love

 

Couples I see serve only to remind me

As I move along the avenue

That I drift alone on a sea of strangers

Where the waves come rushing two by two

 

Don't stay the hands of time

Leave them ticking away

Baby, you've done the crime

But I'm the one whose paid

Gave it all I could, couldn't give enough

You left me here, serving life without love

 

Friends say, "You'll get through"

That, "time heals all wounds"

But it's just not true

 

Don't stay the hands of time

Leave them ticking away

Baby, you've done the crime

But I'm the one whose paid

Gave it all I could, couldn't give enough

And I'm still here Doing life without love

 

Dave Sills: vocals, acoustic guitar, bass, electric guitar

Gerald Dowd: timpani, concert bass drum, snare drums, floor tom, crash cymbals, tambourine

Scott Stevenson: pianos, organ

Dave Sills
11/30/-0001
words & music by Dave Sills

Lyrics

Won't you turn on your light, honey now Please don't turn me away These aren't empty words, I mean all that I say Have I been gone too long, do I seem a stranger now? Well give me a chance to remove your doubts And I'll show you somehow I'm gonna burn my ships into the sea They'll sink to the ocean floor Throw myself at your feet When I wash up on your shore I'll do whatever I must do Gotta find my way back into your arms I know I've been wrong, honey now Your friends keep reminding you About all my faults and how I've been such a fool But that's all in the past, can't we just leave it there? Start again from scratch and this time I swear I ain't going nowhere I'm gonna burn my ships into the sea They'll sink to the ocean floor Throw myself at your feet When I wash up on your shore I'll do whatever I must do Gotta find my way back into your arms There must be some way back So lay down your arms, honey now Don't you see I surrender I'm giving up playing pretender I've let down my guard, just watch the white flag fly Tramped down my fears, but if they should rise I'll turn back the tide I'm gonna burn my ships into the sea They'll sink to the ocean floor Throw myself at your feet When I wash up on your shore I'll do whatever I must do Gotta find my way back into your heart

Dave Sills: vocals, acoustic guitar Scott Stevenson: electric piano Gerald Dowd: drums Tom Jancauskas: bass Kenny Kryger: cello

Dave Sills
0000-00-00
words & music by Dave Sills

Lyrics

I pour a drink and draw the blinds The world don’t need to see me cryin’ I’ll bite my lip and dry my eyes And just pretend that every thing’s alright A world in grey awaits outside I can not tell the sea from sky But I hear the gulls as they flutter by And feel as though their cries are mocking me Another time, another place Another chance that I’ll waste Another girl, another name Another hand in a losers game - it’s all a game So what do I do with myself Bottled up, left on the shelf Past my prime, am I beyond all help Still I ask, no answer ever comes Another time, another place Another chance that I’ll waste Another girl, another name Another hand in a losers game - it’s all a game There’s all this baggage that I’m carrying around Why’s it so hard to find someone to help me put it down Another time, another place Another chance that I’ll waste Another girl, another name Another hand in a losers game and I’m tired of playing Dave Sills: vocals, acoustic guitar, bass, electric guitar, claps Gerald Dowd: drums, claps Scott Stevenson: upright piano, claps
Dave Sills
0000-00-00
words & music by Dave Sills & Gerald Dowd

Lyrics

Oh river, carry my love away Off where the light and the shadows play And let the memory quickly fade Oh river, carry my love away Oh river, catch these tears I cry I can’t stop no matter how I try Take ‘em over to the other side Oh river, catch these tears I cry I know that I was wrong, it didn't have to end this way I took it all too far, but now there's nothing I can change Should've let a cooler head prevail Add it to the list of things at which I've failed Oh river, you keep your secrets well You know the truth but you won't ever tell There ain't no price at which you'd sell Oh river, you keep your secrets well Can't unshoot a gun Add it to the list of stupid things I've done Oh river, you can't wash my sins away I'll always bear this permanent stain Something to remind me til my dying day So river, carry me away Oh river, mmm hmm hmm Oh river... Dave Sills: vocals, acoustic guitar Gerald Dowd: drums Scott Stevenson: organ Tom Jancauskas: bass Dave Ramont: electric guitar
Dave Sills
0000-00-00
words & music by Dave Sills

Lyrics

We’re breaking down at the speed of silence Can’t seem to turn it around Neither of us wants to start the conversation I guess because we’re both too proud They say that joy and sorrow are two sides of the coin And it just keeps coming up tails All this tension, eggshell apprehension A coffin waiting on the nails The weight of things unsaid will someday come to bear The pressure that it brings The weight of things unsaid We’ve been reduced to blank stares across the table One time we were shooting sparks Now we lay in bed not sleeping, barely even speaking Like we’re strangers in the dark If we had any guts we’d just admit that it’s over But neither wants to take the time Of going the struggle to find ourselves another To tell all of our secrets and lies The weight of things unsaid will someday come to bear The pressure that it brings The weight of things (unsaid) And I’m just trying to remember How we ever got together Can’t see anything here to be saved Oh no The weight of things unsaid will someday come to bear The pressure that it brings The weight of things unsaid Dave Sills: vocals, acoustic guitar, Chamberlin flute Scott Stevenson: electric piano Gerald Dowd: drums Tom Jancauskas: bass Tommi Zender: electric guitar, ambient guitar loops
Dave Sills
0000-00-00
words & music by Dave Sills

Lyrics

She presses flowers in an overdue book That she has hidden under the bed Next to a cigar box held together by string Full of letters that she’ll never send She keeps the TV on when she sleeps To drown out the noise in her head So she always dreams of the amazing machines From the late night advertisements Always on the outside But she’s never wanted to fit in You could look your whole life You’d never find one like her again She leaves the radio on for the dogs When she heads in to work every day She likes to think that they dance round the house As soon as they’re sure she’s away She claims not to own an umbrella Doesn’t mind getting caught in the rain Says she’s quite happy being alone But if she wasn’t she’d smile through the pain Always on the outside But she’s never wanted to fit in You could look your whole life You’d never find one like her again As each twilight fades out You’re left to wonder how You became the fool who let her go Now you’re on the outside Wanting so bad to get back in You’ll try the rest of your life Cause you’ll never find one like her again Dave Sills: vocal, acoustic guitar, harmonium Kenny Kryger: cello
Dave Sills
0000-00-00
words & music by Dave Sills

Lyrics

Words drip like honey from your tongue And I get stuck on every one Salt-water eyes, they lead me on You call knowing I will come And you pull me from the straight and narrow Break my bones and suck the marrow I suffer all your slings and arrows Every time it’s the same I built a wall up all around Just to try keepin’ you at bay But with one smile you brought it down My will crumbles and decays For you I beg and steal and borrow And though I know you’re gonna leave me hollow I’ll put that thought off ‘til tomorrow Every time it’s the same To your gravity I yield Stuck in your magnetic field Held fast in your sway Though I’ve heard this one before I’ll turn the final page once more Though the end don’t ever change Cause it’s not a fairy tale or fantasy I know what happens in the final scene There’s no ever after happily Every time Every time Every time it’s the same Dave Sills: vocals Gerald Dowd: drums Scott Stevenson: organ Tom Jancauskas: bass Chris Walke: electric guitar Larry Rossi: trumpets & trombones
Dave Sills
0000-00-00
words & music by Dave Sills

Lyrics

The mid-day sun is shining Through an empire of autumn trees The shadows slowly moving With the breeze... with the breeze You look out of your window A lone leaf is coming down Twisting as it descends To the ground... to the ground No one really understands it It leaves everyone confused Love seems to come and go so fast We’re all just falling through Inside a room you’re listening To favorite old love songs Ones you keep on playing Since he’s gone... he’s gone Feel like you’ll never stop crying Tears fill your eyes and sting But even a bird whose wings are broken Can still sing... so just sing There’s an emptiness and longing When it slips away from you ‘Cause there’s nothing like that feeling you get While you’re falling through But know that no one understands it And in the end we’re all confused Love seems to come and go so fast We’re all just falling through Dave Sills: vocals, bass, Chamberlin choir and brass Scott Stevenson: electric piano Gerald Dowd: drums
Dave Sills
0000-00-00
words & music by Dave Sills

Lyrics

Oh blue, please give up the sky Oh sun, sun, sun, why must you shine Just when I’m feeling a little rain might do me good My baby, she’s stopped coming around And I’ve heard the talk, talk, talk, all over this town That lately she’s stepping out with someone new And there’s nothing I can do I could really use the clouds and the gray To block out the cruel light of day, right about now Night falls, but I don’t want to sleep ‘Cause I’ll only dream, dream, dream that she’d come back to me And wake up just to find myself alone Still on my own Block even the the moon from my sight And turn off every star that’s alight in the night The sun comes up and nothing has changed I need some rain to wash her away, right about now Oh blue, please give up the sky Dave Sills: vocals, acoustic guitar Gerald Dowd: drums Scott Stevenson: organ Chris Walke: electric guitar Tom Jancuaskas: bass
Dave Sills
0000-00-00
words & music by Dave Sills

Lyrics

For the longest time my world was chaos and noise Trying all the while to find one true voice To rise up through the din for my ears alone I needed a tune so easy and free In rhythm with my heart and a pure melody To open up my soul and call me home I needed the song of songs to set my ears ringing It’s the song of songs that I should be singing I used to fret that there would never come a time That I would be hers, and she would be mine But now the clamor is gone - she’s all I can hear She’s the song of songs, she set my ears ringing She’s the song of songs, the last one I’m singing She removed the doubt Gonna sing it out I’ll never do without her by my side I’ll sing it low and high ‘Til the day I die If you ever see me cry they’re tears of joy She’s the song of songs, she set my ears ringing She’s the song of songs, the last one I’m singing Dave Sills: vocals, bass, Chamberlin strings Scott Stevenson: piano Gerald Dowd: drums Dave Nelson: electric guitar