FISHBOWL EYES
Lyrics and Chord Notations
(Instrumentals not included)

SET ME FREE

This is the sound of today
Brought true to you by the inspiration of yesterday...

Oh, won't you set me free from the chains and shackles called limitation?
Oh, won't you set me free...waste of time, known as occupation?
Oh, won't you set me free...I sing this song to relieve my frustration?
Set me free -- yes sir, cup o' tea, long meditation

I hear them working on chain gang, I've heard that song before
I hear them working on chain gang, livin' lives of the poor
I hear them working on chain gang, it's time to win this war, time to win this war
Hear them working on a chain gang, bleeding hearts, broken soul

Action, reaction -- you've been living blind, so blind
No need to hate one another, love and respect all mankind
Action, reaction -- stop wasting my time
I need some reaction won't ya put your heart to mine

(Set me free!) I hear them working on chain gang, I've heard that song before
(Set me free!) I hear them working on chain gang, livin' lives of the poor, no no!
(Set me free!) I hear them working on chain gang, time to stop this, time to stop this war
Hear them working on chain gang...

Action, reaction -- you've been living blind, so blind
No need to hate one another, love and respect all mankind
Action, reaction -- stop wasting my time
I need some reaction won't ya put your heart, put your heart to mine?

Oh, won't you set me free? Hear my plea! Oh, won't you set me free? No more trouble! Oh, won't you set me free? Mercy, mercy me! Oh, won't you set me free? No more hatred! Oh, won't you set me free? No more heartache! Won't you set me free, I'm telling you! Oh, won't you set me -- no more trouble, set me free...

No, no, no! (Can you hear my plea? Can you hear my plea?) No trouble! No trouble!

No, no, no! (Mercy, mercy, mercy, mercy me...) No trouble! No trouble!

No, no, no! (Can you? Can you hear my plea?) No trouble! No trouble!

Chord Notation:

Main riff - Fm, Fm+3, Bb, C
Change - Bbm, Cm, Fm, Fm
2nd change - C#, C


FEED THIS HUNGER

Music, you can't refuse it
So, get up and move to it!
This sound has come around for people of the nation
Leaving a rhythmic melody your ear drum

Leaving imagery only known and exposed

Leaving imagery for the individual soul, now you with it, dig?

Now you made that move, since you listenin' then you know

Let the rhythm in, let calm your troubled soul
Let it sooth your worried mind, sound will sweep your daily toil

Music is the food of love, love one another
We goin' feed this hunger
Music is the food of love, love one another
We goin' feed this hunger

For any clown who put you down
Tell 'em take this circus outta town
Music is the food of love, love one another

Chord Notation:

Intro riff
F#m, E, A, A, Bm, E, A, A
Change
E, A, Bm, A


THE GOVERNOR'S DAUGHTER

I know they no like me 'cause I'm sweet on their daughter
I've got myself in a bind because her brother's my neighbor
No money to my name, no shame, I love her just the same
Let me come home, I want to come home, let me come home

Meet me in the courtyard they'll think we're a courtin'
Don't meet me by the jailhouse, they'll throw me in
For your father runs this town, he don't want me around
Let me come home, I want to come home, let me come home

We met in your garden and your mother was watcing
When we met at the hips last night, you're brother walked in
I jumped out the window as fast as my feet could fly me
Let me come home, I want to come home, let me come home

I turn on a dime, I run, all they could see is my backside
I run through the rocks, and trees now that's the reason I'm alive
It's time for me to go, I go and I'm gone
Let me come home, I want to come home, let me come home

Let me come home
Let me come home
Let me come home
I want to come home

Let me come home
Let me come home
It's cold and wet outside and I want to come home

Your parents don't like me for I'm roughed up and reckless
Like the thief in the night I'll come for you
It's time for me to go, I'll go, now I'm gone
Let me come home, I want to come home, let me come home

Let me come home
Let me come home
Let me come home
I want to come home

Let me come home
Let me come home
It's cold and wet outside and I want to come home

Let me come home
Let me come home
Let me come home
I want to come home

Let me come home
Let me come home
It's cold and wet outside and I want to come home
It's cold and wet outside and I want to come home
It's cold and wet outside and I want to come home
It's cold and wet outside and I want to come home

Chord Notation:

main riff -2 counts - G, G, D, D, D7, D7, G, G, G, G7, C, C7, G, D7, G, G
solo riff - D, D, A, A, A, A, D, D, D, D9, G, G, D, A, D, D
end -repeat 3x's - G, D7, G, G


OPEN THE DOOR

Oh, oh yeah, good people
them at the doorstep singin'
"please let a me in, open the door"
Oh, oh yeah, good people
them at the doorstep singin'
"please let a me in, open the door"

Old faces, warm hearted, sweetness warms
Wine is pouring to blowing horns

Whatever it is make it the best thing in your life
Tonight the darkest corners are gonna shine bright

Oh, oh yeah, good people
them at the doorstep singin'
"please let a me in, open the door"
Oh, oh yeah, good people
them at the doorstep singin'
"please let a me in, open the door"

There's laughter and comfort all right here
And if you ain't got money you can still have beer
Whatever it is, make it the best thing in your life
The night is filled with promise so have a good time

Who's that knockin' at the door?
Let 'em in, let 'em in
Who's that knockin' at the door, yeah?
Let 'em in, let 'em in
Who's that knockin' at the door?
Door's open

Watch all the problems fly
This Saturday night
There's no foolin' box, foolin' around
Flashing light

Whatever it is make it the best thing in your life
The night is filled with laughter so have a good time

Oh, oh yeah, good people
them at the doorstep singin'
"please let a me in, open the door"
Oh, oh yeah, good people
them at the doorstep singin'
"please let a me in, open the door"

Open the door (x4)
Please let 'em in!

Chord Notation:

Verse - A, A, D, A
Change - G, G, G, #A
Last change - GGG#A, CCC#D, FFF#G, A


'TIL YOU GET THERE

Something you got has got me now
It's holding me tight
We're having a party
and it won't start 'til you get there
We're having a party
and it won't start, it won't start

It'll be a shame if you're not there
It'll be a shame 'cause I do care, I do care
Yes, I do care when you're not there
For I'll be waiting until you get there.

You know what I want
There's a thousand people around me
but it's nothing without you
You know what I miss
Is your presence in a place like this
I'm waiting

Waiting for you (x4)

It'll be a shame if you're not there
It'll be a shame 'cause I do care, I do care
Yes, I do care when you're not there
For I'll be waiting until you get there.

Something you got has got me now
It's holding me tight
Losing control
We're having a party
and it won't start 'til you get there
Yeah
You know what I want
There's a thousand people around me
but it's nothing without you
You know what I miss
Is your presence in a place like this
I'm waiting

Waiting for you (x4)

Chord Notation:

Intro - C#m 9 - 7 - 8?
Verse - F#, B, G#m, C#7
Change - B, Bm, B, C#7, B, Bm, G#m, C#7


EVERY ROAD I'M ON

Every road I'm on
Every song I have sung
Of all the forks in the road
I'm looking for a bridge to take me home
Of all the forks in the road
I'm looking for a bridge to take me home

The road is rough and it's getting rougher
Time is tough but I'm getting tougher
This road is rough and it's getting rougher
Every road I'm on

The path I chose it makes me wonder
My eyes burn miles while my heart, it weighs a ton
The lengths I go to feed this hunger
Every road I'm on

Coast to coast we're in a motion
And we're gonna do it our own way
But, sometimes I wish my feet could cross an ocean
'Cause I'm looking for a bridge to take me home

The road is rough and it's getting rougher
Time is tough but I'm getting tougher
This road is rough and it's getting rougher
Every road I'm on

Every road I'm on and all the times I've been gone
I'm looking for a bridge to take me home
Every road I'm on and all the times I've been gone
I'm looking for a bridge to take me home
Take me home now

The path I've chose, the minds I've know
It takes it's toll
The chorus of a crowd I may never know
The path I've chose, the minds I've know
It takes it's toll
Everyone road I'm on

Every road I'm on and all the times I've been gone
I'm looking for a bridge to take me home
Every road I'm on and all the times I've been gone
I'm looking for a bridge to take me home
Every road I'm on, every road I'm on

Chord Notation:

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LONG SHOT ON THE RISE

Realize what we've been through, roses do grow in our hearts
We can be so impatient, restless sometimes
Never will I stray from your good foundation, yes
Soon as we get stuck in hard days
We get a 2 days to rise, 5 days to fall
Long shot on the rise, oh, we gonna take it
My brothers and sisters
Hard days and nights of work ahead of us
Yes, we do try to get it right...yes we will!

Push too hard, just might bend it
Walk too slow, may never catch it
Push too hard, just might bend it
Walk too slow, may never catch it

Long been our travels and we know there's more push to come
Takin' our time, yes we'll make it right
The feelin' is good, the feelin' is fine
We can slow down so long we don't get, don't get left behind
And I say...

Push too hard, just might bend it
Walk too slow, may never catch it
Push too hard, just might bend it
Walk too slow, may never catch it

Push too hard, just might bend it
Walk too slow, may never catch it
Push too hard, just might bend it
Walk too slow, may never catch it

Push too hard, just might bend it
Walk too slow, may never catch it
Push too hard, just might bend it
Walk too slow, may never catch it

Chord Notation:

C, G, Am, F


DON'T STOP EVERYTHING

I never wanna say goodbye
Don't ask me why (x2)

Long, sweet times we made it
Suffering, will never bring
Just good, warm feelings
Remind us in every way of summer time

Treacherous times, we tamed it
Sitting like kings, best of everything
So, why build your castle with problems and hassle?
When the grass is green right here

I never wanna say goodbye
Don't ask me why (x2)

Always trying to change and rearrange what's been put upon your table
But your table's already filled and you're in good company
And in conclusion there's no illusion
You're wrapped up in everything, everything

Sometimes we lose sight, wrapped up in everything

Don't stop everything, don't stop everything so nice, so nice (x2)

I never wanna say goodbye
Don't ask me why (x2)

Don't ask me why
It's not the picture you're painting
Don't ask me why
It's the colors that you bring
Don't ask me why
We use these as inspiration
Don't ask me why
For the simple songs we sing
Don't ask me why
It's not the picture you're painting

Chord Notation:

Main riff - Dm, F
Change - Gm, C7, Am, Dm


WHY YOU CRY

So don't forget your secrets
Of life's endless dreams, yeah
So don't hold back your feelings
Stay positive, don't worry about what tomorrow may come
So...

Why can't you trust me, yeah?
You can do anything, yeah

So don't forget your secrets
Of life's endless dreams, yeah
So don't hold back your feelings
Stay positive, don't worry about what tomorrow may come
So...

Why can't you trust me, yeah?
You can do anything, yeah

It's not wrong
It's not wrong to say
It's not wrong
On the other hand
It's not easy

So don't forget your secrets
Of life's endless dreams, yeah
So don't hold back your feelings
Stay positive, don't worry about what tomorrow may come
So...

It's not easy
easy
It's not easy
easy
You do the things you do, oh and I
I'm waiting for a sign, so why
so why you crying all the time?

Chord Notation:

Verse - Bb, Cm7, F, Bb
Change - Cm7, Dm7 repeat, Gm7, Fmaj7 repeat, D#maj7, Dm7 repeat


FISHBOWL EYES

Strollin' along
My eyes catch a short, sweet glimpse of you
And I drop my jaw
What is a guy like me supposed to do?
But when I woke up this morning I had no clue
I'd be meetin' someone like you, you
Under the starlight, under the tropical moon

Lonely were my days
I was alone in the deep blue sea
Strange were my ways
Wherever I may find that one wahine for me
But when I woke up this morning I had no clue
I'd be meetin' someone like you, you
Under the starlight, under a tropical moon

Oh, I dream of an island
With it's starry skies
You and I will be together
On a beach under a palm tree in the blue moonlight
Oh, my sweet wahine with her fishbowl eyes
Oh, I'm a, I'm a dreamin'
On a beach under a palm tree in the blue moonlight

So together we will sit under a palm tree with my girl with the fishbowl eyes
I will sing you a tune under the tropical moon as I make my way over to you
And my days are filled with wonderful sunshine and the girl with the fishbowl eyes
And forever I will be, baby, your one and only
Thinking of you you'll never be cold and lonely

Oh, I dream of an island
With it's starry skies
You and I will be together in the blue moon light

Chord Notation:

Verse - C, Em, Am, Dm, G repeat, C, Dm, Em, Dm, G, C, Em, Am, Dm, G
Change - Cm, Eb hits F7, Bb9, Eb, Eb, Eb
Horn - Eb, G#, G#, Eb, Eb, G#, G#, Bb
Change - Eb, G#, Eb, Bb, G#,** , G#, Bb


GODDESS AND QUEEN

I would love nothing better
Than for you to make this two a three
Oh, I'm just a beggar at the gate
Calling to a Goddess and a Queen (x2)

In a nation undiscovered
Take me to a place of dreams
I'm tired of tossing pennies
Into a cruel, cruel sea

I want to dip in your goldmine
I want to sing out to the birds in your tree
Don't let the hours over take us
Share your comforts with me

You're such a lucious occupation
That I just got to apply
Don't want to be that old fool
Who never tries (x2)

Honey-dipped kisses hum a melody
Fingers caressing like a breeze
Like a hurricane turning so violently
All for a Goddess and a Queen

I want to dip in your goldmine
I want to sing out to the birds in your tree
Don't let the hours over take us
Share your comforts with me

I would love nothing better
Than for you to make this two a three
Oh, I'm just a beggar at the gate
Calling to a Goddess and a Queen (x4)

Chord Notation:

Intro - A, F#m, Bm, F#m, Bm, F#m
Chorus - B, E, D, E, D, Dm, E+7


DON'T BE SO CRUEL

Out with some friends, with some new friends
Pass a wild card, oh, I pass it up, Lord
I met a girl, she was more than exquisite
Popped a Coke, poured it in a cup
They were dancing the limbo, while dancing to calypso
Steel drums and timbales, my house gift was tamales

Mash it up, now, ooooh, brother
Keep the ryhthm strong before the night is done
Tear it up, now, ooooh, sister
Moon is dropping slow and oh, the night's so young

Party shifted over to....reggae

Nyabinghi drums and the djembe
Party shifted over to....reggae
Ethiopians, Maytals and Lee Perry
Nyabingi drums and the djimbe

Mash it up, now, ooooh, brother
Movin', movin', movin' on 'til the morning comes
Tear it up, now, Rita Marley, Judy and Marcia
Comes smooth through my stereo, the night is oh so young

Out with some friends, with some new friends
I pass a wild card, oh, I passed her up, Lord
Met a girl, she was more than exquisite
Popped a Coke, poured it in a cup
We were doin' the limbo, while dancing to calypso
Steel drums and timbales, my house gift was tamales

Chord Notation:

Intro - E, G, A, B
Verse - E, A
Change -C#m, B repeat, end - A, B


IN-BETWEEN TIMES

Yesterday, was a cloudy day
Why, every day, is a holiday in my mind
Some people stay mixed-up, confused
Here's my news: we gonna make some change

Strange ways, things we say, won't go away
Smiles we gave, smiles we made, will also stay
Some people come hungry for the bread
I'm hungry for a smile instead
Yeah, yeah! Yeah, yeah!
Have a good time!

Groove me baby! Yeah!
I'm feelin' so soothin'
Got to change your step to a slide

Good times and bad times, all those in-between times
Good times, bad times, all those in-between times
Good times and bad times, all those in-between times
Good times, bad times, all those in-between times

Strange ways, things we say, won't go away
Smiles we gave, smiles we made, will also stay
Some people come hungry for the bread
I'm hungry for a smile instead
Well, yeah, yeah! Yeah, yeah!
Have a good time!

Groove me baby! Yeah!
You're so soothin' wanna get
I got to change my step to a slide

Good times and bad times, all those in-between times
Good times, bad times, all those in-between times
Good times and bad times, all those in-between times
Good times, bad times, all those in-between times

Good times and bad times, all those in-between times
Good times, bad times, all those in-between times
Good times and bad times, all those in-between times
Good times, bad times, all those in-between times

Good times and bad times, all those in-between times
Good times, bad times, all those in-between times
Good times and bad times, all those in-between times
Good times, bad times, all those in-between times

Good times and bad times, all those in-between times
Good times, bad times, all those in-between times
Good times and bad times, all those in-between times
Good times, bad times, all those in-between times

Oooh, yeah, yeah, yeah...have a good time!

Good times and bad times, all those in-between times
Good times, bad times, all those in-between times
Good times and bad times, all those in-between times
Good times, bad times, all those in-between times

Chord Notation:

2 counts - C, C, F, G
Change -4 counts Eb, Dm, (hits A,B) C, (hits A, G) F, Eb, F, C, C

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