Gypsy Highway

Gypsy Highway

by Alan Lewis Silva

Released 02/29/2016
Lusitone Records
Released 02/29/2016
Lusitone Records
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ALL SONGS WRITTEN BY ALAN LEWIS SILVA
All songs copyright © 2016 by Alan Lewis Silva


1. Gypsy Highway

Walkin’ through the street
On the narrow lane,
Thinkin’ I might
Have to go insane if I...
I don’t get you, my babe,
Takin’ my chances
On a gypsy highway

It’s hotter than hell!
I feel like meat in July,
Cookin’ eggs on the pavement
A train’s passing by

A-passin’ by,
Goodbye, babe—

It’s a lot of give and take

You take, and I give
I give, and you take
I don’t mind it
If I didn’t get the milkshake
I see you
Holdin’ a rose between your teeth
You’re playing
Games beneath the sheets

Someone hands me a dagger
They say, “Kill the bull”
But that’s a suggestion,
Not a rule

Someone’s goin’ down
Because I’m loaded—

And I pity the fool

That German prick
Can take it all back
He’s pullin’ strings
And gettin’ nowhere fast
He’s just a squid with brains
He’s got no alibi
Why they made him prince,
I don’t even know why

Sooner or later,
A revolution will come and in
Way the Peninsula turned the world upside-down,
The way Brasil was won

Be careful who you trust
Because I don’t wear gloves

Be careful who you trust
I’m only loyal to love

Be careful who you trust
I’m only loyal to love

Walkin’ through the street
Down the narrow lane
Thinkin’ I might have to go insane if I…
I don’t get you, my babe—

Takin’ my chances
On a gypsy highway

Takin’ my chances
On a gypsy highway


2. Gypsy Song

I had a lover
I thought that she was mine,
But then justice showed me an eye
For an eye

There is no mercy
There is no softness you can buy,

So I’m restless, baby
I got you on my mind

I listen to the lion moan
At the crossroad
Near the lady’s home

Callin’ out
For you, you, you, you, you, you…

I’m good use for the widow
In the new house
Her last husband was another suicide

The Roman ruins are for free
Just think and then you’ll see
That I need you

Leaves are fallin’ in the autumn,
Growing in the spring,
But there’s not a damn use
That I get in anything!

Without some conflict,
Without a changing of the signs,

And so I’m restless, baby
I got you on my mind

Did you ever hear the story about
“The Fox and the Grape”?

I give you what you want,
If what you want isn’t too late

Because I…
I hear the Guernsey cow “moo”
I hear the tree twig “snap”

And I wanna to dream of you
Sparrows are singin’ as I nap,

Workin’ out my
Vague troubled mind—

So I’m restless, baby
Baby, I got you on my mind


3. Halloween Town

In a town
With so many people,

There’s got to be just one lookin’

In a town
With so many villains,

There’s always one waitin’

Come to my town
Come to my town

In a town
Where no one’s human,

Everyone’s an alien

In a town
On another planet,

You got to get there
Through the space station

In a town
Full of animals,

Dracula runs it
And werewolves

In a town
Where everyone is free,

We can be what we want to be

Come to my town
Come to my town


4. Hear Me Out

I went to
The post office
With a letter
I would mail to you

I saw you standing at the corner,
So I decide to give it you—

It told you why I loved you
It told you why I left you
It told you why I wanted
To get back to you

But you wouldn’t hear me out
But you wouldn’t…
Hear me out

A chance like that
Doesn’t come often

Some are nice,
And some are easy-talking,
But not


5. Hearts for People

Hearts for people,
Hearts for sale,
Gained in a moment,
Lost in a storm,

Growin’ in the spring,
Passin’ in the fall…

Hearts for people,
Hearts for sale,
People with their shops
Buying what's been sold
The less that it costs

It's what we need,
Like a place rent-free,
Built on a mountain
Higher than the trees,
Softer than a feather,

Easy as you be,
Hearts for you and me—

Hearts for the children
With no homes…


6. Hell in November

Seen you walkin’,
Seen you talkin’,
Seen you goin’ downtown

With a man on your arm
And your good luck charm

That I’ve given you
When you belonged

‘Cause I loved you,
‘Cause I loved you
Once before,

‘Cause I loved you,
‘Cause I loved you,
But you don’t love me anymore

I was riding,
Rock and rolling,
Feeling like jumping in the sea,

Sailin’ away for a while
On the beach,

Soakin’ up
The sun’s misery

You don’t have any more turns
It’s only a feeling that hurts,

Only a part
Of faces in the dirt

‘Cause I loved you,
‘Cause I loved you
Once before,

‘Cause I loved you,
‘Cause I loved you,
But you don’t love me anymore

I don’t remember
If the feelings were good
In the good old days

It doesn’t even matter to me
I burn it up like pieces of wood
Hell in November—

Hell,
Burnin’ in November—

Well…
I wish you well

‘Cause I loved you,
‘Cause I loved you
Once before,

‘Cause I loved you,
‘Cause I loved you,
But you don’t love me anymore


7. Her Soldier’s Coming

Oh look, we’ve got company
Two ghouls in costumes
She’s just got the word
That her soldier’s coming in

He’s comin’ in, in,
In the world
He’s coming in

The sea is rolling
By on such warm day
By the beach with the cruisers
And the donkey rides

He’s comin’ in, in,
In the world

The old couple is arguing
While other people are praying
The old sun disc
Is hidden from this script
I dream of cylinders
With loves and squares

I pressed the consequences to your lips
She’s just got the word
That her sailor’s comin’ in

He comin’ in, in,
In the world
He’s comin’ in

He saw the forts
He saw the holes in the ground
He saw the caves
Where they were layin’ down
He saw the faces bloodied
He saw the wounds on his arm
When he woke up
After being asleep for a while,

But, he’s coming in, in,
In the world

She’s just got the word
That her soldier’s comin’ in

The sea rolling
By on such warm day
With the cruisers and the donkey rides
Before he left
He saw a woman
With her child on a rollercoaster
On the postcard,
Things happening while he’s away

Will he make it?
Will he make it?
Will he make it back home?

But he’s coming in, in, in,
In the world


8. Hidden Earth

Day goes up
Night falls down

People walkin’ around,
Walking around

They move,
It’s in your way

People are slow,
Slow today

It’s cold
Better put on a jacket
If you know,
It’s so cold

When I wake up
Inside a dream,
I go through
The hidden earth,
Underneath
Where it’s hollow,
And it rings
With light

Do you know?
Where all the heat comes from?
That makes it so hot?

When I’m looking
Yeah, I’m seeing—
But I’m searching
Searching

When I’m asking
Yeah, I’m talking,
But I’m seeking
Seeking


9. Hippies I Know

What do you get
When you mix
A hippopotamus with a rhino?

Hippies I know
Peace I know

Which way is up?
Who is how?
How is who?
Up which way today?

Forces of gravity
And impish flair,
Flames of daggers,
Cackles of trolls,

Hippies I know
Hippies I know
Hippies I know

Rocket on a guitar
And blassin’ it on

Row your boat slowly

Hippies I know
Hippies I know
Peace I know

When the sun ripens on the vine…


10. Hold Me

I just want somebody to hold me…
I just want somebody to hold me

I just want
To carry with you
And do all the things
That I’m not supposed to do
Oh…
I just want to hold you, too

I just want somebody to love me
I just want somebody to love me

Give me your heart
That doesn’t expire
My queen amazon, empress of fire
Oooo-oh—
All you gotta do is love me

I just want somebody to hold me
I just want somebody to hold me…

See you in the mornin’, and I smell your breath
Smell you in the sheets when you’ve left
Kiss you everywhere that I can
I just wanna be ur man

Paint me a picture of what it’s gotta be
Paint me a picture of what it’s gotta be—

Napoleon in armor
Drinkin’ Dutch tea
Or just another fool
Stuck in his folly

O-oh, watch over me

I was in Alcatraz
For a while
Now I’m busted out
Doin’ it in style

Ooo-oh,
Come with me

Can you feel the dew?
Can you see the moonlight breeze?

Can you feel the dew?
Can you feel the breeze?

I just want to be with you
Do all the things
I’m not supposed to do

Ooooh, hold me, too

Hold me, too
Hold me, too
Hold me, too


11. Hollywood Dream

Howlin’ at the wolf in the August air,
—“Aow!”

Howlin’ at the wolf in the August air,
—“Aow!”

Howlin’ at the wolf in the August air,

August air,
Air,
Air, air!

We’re dancin’ the haunted wolf,
Dancin’ the haunted wolf,
Dancin’ the haunted wo-oh,
Ooh, dancing the haunted wolf

Howlin’ at a wolf in the August air
—“Aow!”

Howlin’ like a wolf in the August air
—“Aow!”

Howlin’ like a wolf in the August air

Everywhere,
Everywhere,
I don’t care

You got ‘em down in Burbank
Go to Hollywood
Find the pretty girls
Show them your wood

“Mmmmm…
—“Aow!
—“Aow! Aow!
—“Aow-aow-aow-aow-aowwww!”

Howlin’ at a wolf in the August air,
Howlin’ like a wolf in the August air,
Howlin’ like a wolf in the August air:

“Aoww!!!
“Aowaoww!
“Aow-ow-ow-aow-aua-oooww!”


12. Hot Cow

Sandy lyres in the meadow
Las Vegas scene of a musical chair

Hot cow sizzlin’ on a hot plate
And frothy, flowin’ Belgian ale

A night scene of a century
In the desert I build a fire

I play the drum
Under warm stars

And reverberate the waaaves…
We can live this life all the way

Hot cow!
My baby, she’s a hot cow…
Hot cow!
My baby, she’s a hot cow…
Hot cow!
My baby, she’s a hot cow…
Hot cow!
My baby, she’s a hot cow…

Hot cow,
My baby’s cookin’ it up
My baby’s cooking it up

Sandy lyres of dry beaches
A woman and man of early age
Lookin’ into the meanin’
Of the sign
Of music between them

A knight scene of a century
The moment is full of light,

Restless in the emptiness,
Alive in the blizzard

And reverberate the waaves...
We can live this life all the way

Hot cow!
My baby, she’s a hot cow…
Hot cow!
My baby, she’s a hot cow…
Hot cow!
My baby, she’s a hot cow…
Hot cow!
My baby, she’s a hot cow…

Hot cow,
My baby’s cookin’ it up
My baby’s cookin’ it up

I love to love to really know her
Making her happy makes me
You know I need her
She’s right for me

Hot cow!
My baby, she’s a hot cow…
Hot cow,
My baby, she’s a hot cow…
Hot cow,
My baby, she’s a hot cow…
Hot cow!
My baby, she’s a hot cow…

Hot cow,
My baby’s cooking it up
My baby’s cooking it up


13. Hotel New York

In the hotel New York
I was living
In the housin’

The sky had turned the color
Tangerine

We went
On the islands
Lookin’ for the Indians

We went there
There they were

They held

Jars of water

They were fine lookin’
We would be stayin’

We went much better
Than when living in

New…
York

If you like swimmin’


14. Howling Love and Rain

It was just a simple day
It didn’t seem like anything
Was out of the ordinary,

But looks can be deceiving,
And sometimes you stumble upon something new
And beautiful

There’s such music in the world,
And I’m not talking about that music
That’s played with instruments

Unless you consider that the human form
Is an instrument divine
And unique among all creations

OOoohh

The animals recognize the truth
Of man’s control of all but himself

My love is shining (Like a spotlight)
My love it burns (Like a candle light)
My love, it burns so brightly
My love, it howls like the wind
Howls like the wind
Howls like the wind
Howls

JESUS came into my life,
And I saw
That the life as I had been living it
Was empty
And a total failure

Do you hear the birds singing?
I can hear the wind drifting
I can see the light is fallin’
From the sky like love and rain
Love and rain
Love and rain
More of the same,
Please!

Ohm… Ohm…
Ohm…

I want to tell you what I need to do
I need someone to be a maid for me
I know it’s not unique
It may not be too special (I may not be too special)
For everyone listening

I need a maid
I need a maid (I need a maid)
I need a damsel (I need a damsel)

I need a damsel (To whom I can confess)
To whom I can confess


15. Huey vs. the Sun

Flyin’, flyin’, flyin’, flyin’, flyin’, flying,
Huey versus the Sun

He can go to France
When he wants to dance
Swoop over the Opera
When he likes to prance

He went over to the Ocean
To see his best friend Whale

Whale
Gets up
And drinks the rum
‘Cause Huey fights the Sun

Flyin’, flyin’, flyin’, flying
Huey versus the Sun

Copper blades a-twirlin’,
Swirlin’, wheelin’
The clouds so high, the bottom low—
That happy kind of feeling

Huey’s so bright red
It would have to kill you dead
He don’t
Have to go to bed

Listen to what he said:

“I am Huey the Happy Helicopter
“Flying through the wind
“Takes me where I wanna
“It never ends”

Flyin’, flyin’, flyin’, flying
Huey versus the Sun

Flyin’, flyin’, flyin’, flyin’, flying
Huey versus the Sun


16. Hunters and Hunted

The hunter with
His blades of steel

The poor man with his beggar’s meal

The dead man with a staff of bread

Buddha with his lives inbred

No one knows anything
No one knows anything

The nun with a rapturous
Coat sleeve
Pressing me, yeah she’s pressing me
Make me skin a carcass
Then eat the flesh
It’s a game
To being more blessed

No one knows anything
No one knows anything

I was in deep
With an unrigged sail,
My boat leaking, and my mission failed,

Calling for a breeze,

Easily lost. Easily achieved

No one knows anything
No one knows anything

My body in the lions’ den,
Not finding it easy,
My bin dream’s bein’ thin

Direct command
Placed me at the ledge

Of reason and doubt in my bed

No one knows anything
No one knows anything

The hunter
Walking with the hunted
The serpent crawling,
And the snake-catcher standing

The sun high on the hill

Earthquake—
Then it’s still

No one knows anything
No one knows
No one knows anything


17. I Am the Moon

Walking through the street
Over on the cobblestones
You’re holding my hand
And I’m not alone

The night is black no stars above
Just you and I, and a one dying love

Oh, baby, and the Moon shinin’ up so bright
Oh, baby, and Moon gonna shine his light

He gonna shine his light—
He gonna shine his light on us…
Tonight

A saxophone player over, near the arcade―
He played a song that’s sweet to the masquerade
We put on our eyes and look with new sight
The city is poor by the yellow streetlight

The Moon gonna shine his light on us
He gonna shine his light

He gonna shine—
Shine that big
White light on us…
Tonight


18. I Been Living

No, I’m not gonna pay ten dollar bills to you
You want to get someone to cook for me,
But I don’t want them to

I just want to have a safe get-together
I don’t want to spend no money
You’re tellin’ me that I can’t have honey

I’ve been working on a project
To build a boat for the day of the storm
I’ve been workin’ on a project
To build an ice cave for when the sun explodes

I’ve been wanting
To tell you
What I’ve wanted,
But you didn’t want me to

Now forever, for eternity,
You said that you’d be mine eternally
That moment several moments ago
When the moon was
Ice-cold

I’ve been traveling on the railroad
I’ve wandered through
The muck of disconnected forests
A-painted faces

Put on your black shoes
I’ve got a long
Blue coat for the rain



ALL SONGS WRITTEN BY ALAN LEWIS SILVA
All songs copyright © 2016 by Alan Lewis Silva
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