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About fabkebab

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    Ahh a newbie no longer
  • Birthday 12/20/1969

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    Houston, Texas
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    Fatherhood, Songwriting/performing, the mystery of "on stage charisma", The wide world, Gardening, People, Sports, trying to "get" America

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    both
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    Traditional Folk, Progressive Rock, plus some classical, acoustic, metal, pop, country, reggae

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  1. ITS ALL IN THE STARS V1 It's the pull of the moon Of Saturn and Mars The braid of their orbits Tangled in stars The path of each planet We want to believe Determines our future And what we'll achieve Chorus: It's all in the stars That burn clear and bright We're dreaming the secrets They whisper each night V2 We take what we're given With all we've been taught Remembering lessons From hard battles fought Compelled by beliefs We've learned to obey Sometimes we hunt And sometimes we're prey V3 That hot smell of money Sweet honey of fame Poisons our wisdom And darkens love's flame The pressure of work, Those hard nights alone The ringing, by chance Of a small telephone Chorus: It's all in the stars That burn clear and bright We're dreaming the secrets They whisper each night V4 We live in this chaos Each path is unique Lurching and stumbling The strong and the weak Riding down rivers Through which our time flows Taking us finally To where we must go Bridge: So howl at the moon As you rise with the tide From your first startled cries y To your breathless goodbye Chorus: It's all in the stars That burn clear and bright We're dreaming the secrets They whisper each night
  2. The Greens and the Golds Verse 1 Storm clouds gath'ring in the blue sky of day Heads in the sand? – oh yeah, we’ll be ok It’ll blow over soon, sunbath on the moon Gaze back in wonder - whistle Major Tom’s tune Pre chorus Will we stagger and stumble, gamble and crumple Fiddle in the rubble of Rome Wake-up in time before the last line of our history’s set down in stone Chorus 1 And the greens and the golds So ancient and old, that teems with life in the sea Bleached skeleton white distressed by the fight, with warm currents that seduce you and me from reality Chorus 2 And the blues and the greys in every spreading wave Foams rabid on the ebbing tide And the whales and plankton have no holy sanctum from the debris we’re casting aside A devil’s been untied Verse 2 Then a warm wind starts blowing, it twists and it turns Funnels down to old Smithy’s home He dives for cover while it’s torn to shreds They said he was lucky still living amongst the dead Pre chorus Will we stagger and stumble, gamble and crumple Fiddle in the rubble of Rome Wake-up in time before the last line of our history’s set down in stone Chorus 1 And the greens and the golds So ancient and old, that teems with life in the sea Bleached skeleton white distressed by the fight, with warm currents that seduce you and me From reality Chorus 3 And the planets on acid choked down by the gasses, that spew from rich wealthy and few The face-mask cities that everyone pities, invades our TV news It’s ours to choose Instrumental Tag It’s ours to loose…
  3. Poem from my Bathroom Wall By: ******************** -Verse 1- Well now I’m sitting here in my bathtub My bathtub filled with filth And of the innocence lost And of the innocence killed And of the salt that runs Through the ancient fields I’m sitting here wondering If God will heal the world -Verse 2- Well I’m sitting here in my bathtub My bathtub filled with filth And of the world’s icy frost And of the blood that’s being spilled And of the fish who swim Without their own gills I’m sitting here wondering If God will heal the world -Harmonica Solo- -Verse 3- Well I’m sitting here in my bathtub My bathtub filled with filth And of the dragon’s fire Burning people at will And of the gunpowder smoke That’s fogging up Calvary Hill Oh, God won’t you please Please help heal this world -Musical Bridge- -Verse 4- Well I’m sitting here in my bathtub My bathtub filled with filth And of the jealous people And of people consumed by their guilt And of those who proclaim “I alone control my will” I’m sitting here wondering If God will heal the world -Harmonica/Guitar to the end of song-
  4. Also worth mentioning - You still have a little while to enter the lyric competition - what could possibly stand in the way of submitting a quick lyric to the competition?!! :-)
  5. If a man got paid for Kindness (He’d be a Millionaire) Verse 1 Wages are all he’s ever made But he’s made them on his own Carpentry is an honest trade Good enough for God’s own Son Verse 2 He does his best for others Though sometimes it’s a test If he had his druthers He’d be fishing with the rest Chorus His financial world is in a mess Far beyond repair But if a man got paid for kindness He’d be a millionaire Verse 3 Retirement is a cruel joke He says, he’ll work until he dies One shot a day; one hand rolled smoke Helps him to rest at night Verse 4 Weekends he volunteers Building for the community Works to help house the homeless Serving humanity Chorus His financial world is in a mess Far beyond repair But if a man got paid for kindness He’d be a millionaire Tag Yes, if a man got paid for kindness He’d be a millionaire ************************************************
  6. Over and over Every night she goes to bed she cries herself to sleep instead of dreaming, dreaming of someone to love No matter how her empty heart breaks she remains alone Without a lover or another she could call her own Ch- over and over his words return The love we give is the love we take Over and over in her memory the burn She's taking all the blame for it The torment and the shame of it Not guilty, but she's paying for it Over and over, over and over again Br, Her daddy used to visit in the middle of the night She promised not to tell a living soul But the memories still haunt her. she knows it wasn't right The pictures are so vivid, they make her blood run cold She thinks about her father every now and then If only he would say it's not her fault Lord she needs forgiveness she's suffered long enough Then when she went to bed at night she could dream of love Ch-
  7. Little Stones Collab between myself and Doug Haberman (LyriCAL) The elders said the girls were heathens For knocking on Eden’s door Said the girls would have to feel the ache For mistakes too big to ignore The elders sent the girls far away To pray to ATONE FOR the shame Said there’d have to be a sacrifice Of lives that bore no blame (Chorus) Little stones, little stones They deserved… little stones... in the corn But the powers that be Didn’t want you and me To learn they’d even been born Verse The sisters busy in the garden Hearts hardened for the work to be done Planting bulbs that wouldn’t ever grow NO MATTER the warmth of the sun (Chorus) Little stones, little stones They deserved… little stones... in the corn But the powers that be Didn’t want you and me To learn they’d even been born (Bridge) Faith, hope, and charity It comes through with such clarity For them, this home had no room It’s a dark and eternal disgrace A DRAIN THE HOLY place To hide the babies’ tomb (Chorus) Little stones, little stones They deserved… little stones... in the corn But the powers that be Didn’t want you and me To learn they’d even been born
  8. Ryan the legendary sealion 1/ Once there was a big sealion Black and sleek his name was Ryan Working the day shift at the zoo But he felt an itch to try something new Ryan, Ryan The Legendary Sea lion 2/ Gathered his things in a great big bundle Said if the lion is the king of the jungle Then I should be king of the sea And my subjects surely are waiting for me Ryan, Ryan ! 3/ He flopped right out and down the street Little flippers instead of feet Each city block and road he crossed Until he realized he was lost Ryan, Ryan The Legendary Sea lion 4/ So a man stepped up said "I am Joe" Just tell me where you want to go Oh and climb into this metal crate Its quite comfy, you will find it’s great Ryan, Ryan! 5/ The journey was long, and Ryan felt spent As the crate door opened to a circus tent "Get out" said Joe, "you stupid fool" "Balance this ball and get on that stool!" Ryan, Ryan The Legendary Sea lion
  9. In the Gathering Dark Verse Fine jewels have a glitter It’s hard to ignore Trapped in the gleam I keep wanting more The evidence is mounting They've pulled off a crime I realize they're wasting my time (Chorus) Can’t always believe What my eyes are seeing Still haven’t seen What I believe in Know I’ll need faith When seasons are stark I’ll keep my eyes open… In the gathering dark Verse It takes a constant struggle To do what is right Judgment runs loose Abandon holds tight A freezing wind’s howling I cling to the light Drawing me toward points far in the night (Chorus) Can’t always believe What my eyes are seeing Still haven’t seen What I believe in Know I’ll need faith When seasons are stark I’ll keep my eyes open… In the gathering dark (Bridge) I ask all the hardest questions The answers that come Weigh less than smoke My fate must be To wrestle the angel As day turns to night I won’t give up hope (Chorus) Can’t always believe What my eyes are seeing Still haven’t seen What I believe in Know I’ll need faith When seasons are stark I’ll keep my eyes open… In the gathering dark (Repeat) (Instrumental) (Outro) I won’t give up hope
  10. STREETS OF COEUR D’ALENE (Verse) We were walking down the streets of Coeur d’Alene You could not stand still The crowd had gathered for the big parade Up on Independence Hill We stopped and listened to a street musician Down at Sunset Park You said you’d like to get down to the water Before it got too dark (Chorus) We were both so unafraid Too young and foolish to see this was not forever On the streets of Coeur d’Alene Blinded by not knowing any better (Verse) I hailed a taxi to the Wall of Fallen Heroes Up at Cherry Hill You said you could not understand such violence I said I hope you never will Then it was night and you were feeling restless Down on Hubbard Street We sat and watched the ripples in the water Felt the sand beneath our feet (Chorus) We were both so innocent Just two kids, pretending we knew better On the streets of Coeur d’Alene Learning slowly, that nothing lasts forever (Bridge) And I tried to hold that night To keep it safe from the years that rust our senses But in that cold moon light We felt the stirring of life’s consequences (Chorus) I still think about that day And though the years have left me old and weathered On the streets of Coeur d’Alene We’re still young lovers believing in forever
  11. Standing On the Corner He pulled up his torn hoodie As the rain began to pour I passed him in the early morn And he was still there long past 4 Looked to be maybe 30 I stopped passed him my umbrella Something about him touched my heart But I drove on poor fella Pre-ch: It’s been haunting me the thought Of that young man standing on the corner Ch: Don’t know who’s telling me Don’t know what I’m supposed to do But he’s a case for the coroner If he's there standing on the corner V: Some people are telling me He’s been standing there 3 years straight Got this calling a mother’s mission No time to waste no time to wait Pre-ch: My body’s shaking feeling chills Seeing that man standing on the corner Ch: Don’t know who’s telling me Don’t know what I’m supposed to do But he’s a case for the coroner If he's there standing on the corner. Br: Son I’ve seen you here every day May I ask why What he said broke me down As I cried the tears would not stop My mom dropped me off And I’ve been waiting for her to pick me up Ch: Don’t know who’s telling me But I know what I’m gonna do You can’t have him Mr. coroner No more days standing on the corner Fade: You’re coming with me sweet child No more standing Nor more alone You’re going home It’s time for you to go home
  12. My Army Men Pshhhhh, pshhhhh Ghu, ghu, ghu... pish-ow! Rat-a-tat-tat-tat I got my men - my army men You can line up all your stuffies Think o' takin' Pillow Ridge Even send your barrel o' monkeys Over Coffee Table Bridge But my plastic guns are waiting Soon you'll hear your fluffies scream When they feel our bullets strafing And they hit my wall of green Cause I got my men - my army men I got my men - my army men Pshhhhh, pshhhhh, pshhhhh, pish-ow! Jim, there with the bent up rifle He's the toughest in the pack If his buddies fall in battle He's the one that's got the back Of my men My army men Rat-a-tat-tat-tat pish-ow! pish-ow! {br} Ol' Gramps lost his voice in the war Dad says he inhaled some gas Sits there watching me from his corner In distress He's a mess. ........... We're on Electric Heater Cliff Mom calls "Lunch!", I leave the room But the thermostat has tripped Soldiers melting, spewing fumes... Oh, my men! My army men! Nearly fifty years have gone I still swim in this disgrace Lost my heroes.. every one I still see that twisted face Of my men My army men.. I lost my men.. My army men.
  13. Carnivore (F/X: Sound of rain) (Verse 1) Flicking rusted nails in a factory yard As the night draws in and it rains so hard, Swapping dirty jokes And telling tall tales, Future reaching out Assembly lines or jail. (Pre Chorus) Small town, same ol' talk, Same ol' faces, They never run if they can walk. But that won’t be my fate That is not my way, I got so much more to do I got so much more to say. (Chorus) Growing up like a carnivore I'm gonna chase that dream some more, I got a ravenous heart And a restless soul I need to stalk that dream once more. (Verse 2) Scrapping busted keys along lines of cars Days tick down as we count our scars, Hearing gossip drum On corrugated roofs, Pay-check handcuffs Nothing-ever-happens news. (Pre Chorus) Small town, same ol' talk, Same ol' faces, Never run if they can walk. But that won’t be my fate That is not my way, I got so much more to do I got so much more to say. (Chorus) Growing up like a carnivore I'm gonna chase that dream some more, I got a ravenous heart And a restless soul I need to stalk that dream once more. (Bridge) So I grabbed a bust up bike and a half tank of fuel I pawned my sorry life and said goodbye to you, I drove that wheezing bike onto a ferry's deck Set off for some place I’d not found yet. Bartered a scrunched up map and a grumpy mule Spent my cash and enjoyed the view, Walked that mule up a mountainside Wind in my hair and I’m still alive. (Chorus) Growing up like a carnivore I'm gonna chase that dream some more, I got a ravenous heart And a restless soul I need to stalk that dream once more. (Bridge - acoustic) But sometimes on a quiet night I remember the ol’ faces, The tall tales and dirty jokes we told Street names and familiar places. And nostalgia tints those memories Gifts them airs and graces, Playing cards by the light of the moon Davy swearing as Nigel palmed aces. (Verse 3) Chasing sunsets glimpsed on travel cards Party nights in exotic bars, But seeing nothing change Except the clothes we wear I’d still be flicking nails If I was there. (Partial Chorus) Growing up like a carnivore Growing up like a carnivore Growing up, hear me roar … (F/X: Sound of a lion roaring)
  14. Thanks Joe - You are the only person so far to go the other way with this.... not quit sure where it will end up. It occured to me that I need to pick a "trash tree" as they call them in Houston so probably an oak tree wont work on reflection