2008-04-29

LYRICS : Father's Eyes



They say I've got my father's eyes 
Never meant to make him cry
Still I had to do it my way 
My way
I (was/went this?) far away 
I'm not home to stay 
But I'm sorry today 

They say I was a problem child 
Never meant to be unkind 
Drawing pictures on the wall 
They tried hard not (to) let me fall away 
Fall away
I let (it) go astray
But I'm home to say 
I'm sorry today

La la la la .... 
I'm sorry today 

My way
I (was/went this?) far away 
I'm not home to stay
But I'm sorry today 

La la la la .... 
I'm sorry today

2008-04-27

LYRICS : So Far Away



Looking from my window 
There's a graveyard in my view
Fresh flowers on a tombstone
Is the way I feel for you
I miss you
And I wish you were near
Lord, you're so far away
Oh no it's just another day
Away

Black birds flying from the trees 
Disappear into the sky
I wish that I could join them
But I've forgotten how to fly without you
And I wish you were near
You're so far away
Oh Lord it's just another day
Away

I've got to stay inside my mind
I've got to stay inside my mind
Or I will lose you
For a second time
You're so far away

Scattered around my room
Is the junkyard of our life
Things I forgot to throw away
Ganging up now to twist the knife
When I need you
And I wish you were near
Oh you're so far away
Oh no it's just another day
Away
Away
Away 


2008-04-24

LYRICS : If Yer Afraid



You crawl inside
I wanted you to leave
Because you love me
And I can't hide

If yer afraid
To be apart
You got your own self
To save

Follow the endless night
Believe in the dawn's first light
There's no one else you can fight

Your eyes are soft
But you can see
There ain't no real life
In memories

When we are gone
An empty room goes
With the light left
By our ghosts

Follow the endless night
Believe in the dawn's first light
There's no one else you can fight 


2008-04-23

LYRICS : My Eyes Follow You


Buried under fruits 
Of our labor
I'm not sure if we
Will meet our savior

My eyes follow you
And see straight through
The tired and confused
Expression
Your face has been wearing

Sit and watch the sun
With compassion
Push our love beyond
The grasp of reason

My eyes follow you
And see straight through
The tired and confused
Expression
Your face has been wearing

I could follow through
If you were true
And kept your promise to
Make your love
Be my love everlasting

My eyes follow you
And see straight through
The tired and confused
Expression
Your face has been wearing

I could follow through
If you were true
And kept your promise to
Make your love
Be my love everlasting

2008-04-21

LYRICS : Dark Forces




Crazy 
I'm going crazy 
Dark forces read the sign 
Your voices fill my mind 

Heartbeat 
Skip another heartbeat 
Tough choices far behind 
Get back now some other time 

Hold on 
Can you hold on ? 
Feed back, come through the light 
Here now, it's always night 

And I'm looking for a dream to have 
I'm coming back for you 
And I'm never gonna be the same again 

Baby I'm looking for a dream to have 
I'm coming back for you 
And I'm never gonna be the same again 

Crazy 
I'm going crazy 
Dark forces read the sign 
Your voices fill my mind 

Heartbeat 
Skip another heartbeat 
Tough choices far behind 
Get back now some other time 

Hold on 
Can you hold on ? 
Feed back, come through the light 
Here now, it's always night 

And I'm looking for a dream to have 
I'm coming back to you 
And I'm never gonna be the same again 

Baby I'm looking for a dream to have 
I'm coming back to you 
And I'm never gonna be the same again 

Baby I'm looking for a dream to have 
I'm coming back to you 
And I'm never gonna be the same again 

Baby I'm looking for a dream to have 
I'm coming back to you 
And I'm never gonna be the same again 


2008-04-20

BAG IS HOT (2008-2013)




"Bag is Hot" was a blog written by Joseph Arthur, where he regularly posts photos, paintings, poems and ... songs.

In 2010, he posted a text (poem?) to explains what represent these songs for him.

From 2008 to today, there were 25 songs posted on this blog.

Since then, we heard the "final version" of certain titles, such as "Call" on TGC, "Still Life Honey Rose" on the Boogie, "Cherries in the Snow" with RNDM ..





Ps. Songs I post here are wayward children

Homeless creatures

Idiots who still believe in love

Born agains who don’t believe

Masters who would rather be puppets

Unmastered
Mixed wrong
Usually people refer to songs like these as demos
I would never do such a thing
For they are demoing nothing
But their own failure to reach the heart of god
What they do show is an attempt
And in that attempt they are human
And in their humaness they are great
And so they are my favorites
But they belong in the junkyard
With the rest of us


In other words
I am working on a couple records
And songs I post here won’t be on those records
Or at least in these versions
Or probably not but maybe but doubtful.
The creative process is like dancing with the wind
It leads we follow
Done properly. We follow. I follow. You follow?


Pps
Sorry for saying you are in a junkyard
Maybe you live in a palace.
I think earth is a work place
a junkyard of souls working towards a higher more graceful state
So that’s how I meant it.
Anyway
Have a great day
And do some push ups.





Songs posted on "Bag Is Hot" :

2008-04-20 Lovely Cost (lyrics)
2008-04-21 Dark Forces (lyrics)
2008-04-22 Blast Off !
2008-04-23 My Eyes Follow You (lyrics)
2008-04-24 If Yer Afraid (lyrics)
2008-04-27 So Far Away (lyrics)
2008-04-29 Father's Eyes (lyrics)
2008-05-01 Burning Wheel (lyrics)
2008-05-04 Still Life Honey Rose (lyrics)
2008-05-05 Fading (lyrics)
2008-05-08 I'm In Your Life (lyrics)
2008-05-09 One By One (lyrics)
2008-05-11 Straw Dogs (lyrics)
2008-05-13 Sideways (lyrics)
2008-05-19 Lonely Astronaut (lyrics)
2008-05-25 Call (lyrics)
2008-05-26 Reborn (lyrics)
2008-06-03 All The Old Heroes (lyrics)
2010-05-01 Summer Plans (lyrics)
2010-05-08 Lacerated America (lyrics)
2010-08-11 Come With Revolution (lyrics)
2010-08-13 Dirt And Flame (lyrics)
2010-08-18 I Am The Mississipi (lyrics)
2013-05-31 Dreams Will Follow Us (lyrics)


Recordings :

BAG IS HOT 2008-2013 (mp3)



Pictures posted on "Bag Is Hot" :