THESE WALLS
Lyrics & Music © Linda Sussman

These walls may talk
These walls may cry
Like paint peelin' up
From the underside
Stories hidden
Within the cracks
What'll they tell us
When we look back?

There was dancin'
In the kitchen
There was singin'
From down the hall
But kids being kids
Wouldn't sit for an hour
Flights of fancy
Takin' them to the stars!

Water won't wash away my tears (4X)

A spider's web
Designed for strength
Each woven strand
Spun of silk and lace
One ladder torn
But all the rest stayed taut
And showed the world
How hard she fought

Water won't wash away my tears (4X)

EYE OF THE STORM
Lyrics & Music © Linda Sussman

Smoke risin'
In the city
Heat rollin'
All around
Pressure buildin'
Little ones cryin"
How we gonna get our feet back on the ground?

Folks run down
And outta money
Shops closed up
One by one
Holdin' loved ones
Inside their walls
People prayin' all across the land

Time's movin'
Movin' so slowly
World's racin'
For a cure
Hearts pourin'
Into each other
There's a frontline in the eye of the storm.

SHADOWS BY MY SIDE
Lyrics & Mucis © Linda Sussman

When the weight of my world
Shifts on its side
It leads me to wonder
The angle of right

I never know what’s in store 
Never know what’s comin’ next 
All I know is what I’ve seen 
Between my life and the edge 

I will cross whatever bridge comes 
I will face that mighty wind 
And I’ll never, ever know 
How many tomorrows will come to call me in 

BRIDGE: How a thin line / Casts shadows / By my side [REPEAT] 

I will fight against the darkness 
When my days feel like night 
And I'll wake to find the morning 
A new day by my side 

So when my feet get much too weary 
All I see is one steep climb
I'll remember there are places
Where I can lean to the other side

 [BRIDGE]

PASS IT ON DOWN
Lyrics & Music © Linda Sussman

(CHORUS): You live a good life and you pass it on down
Hands on the wheel, your feet on the ground
Rise before sun-up, work until dusk
Provide for your family, a life born of love. 

Many times you have tried, many ways you have failed
To carry your stories along decades of trails
All the homes you have lived and the hills you have sown
You dig deep for the memories and all you have known. (CHORUS)

A sideline of sculpture, a pile of stone
Spuds on blue tarp where the earth's been undone
Your hands they have toiled and your faith, well, it's grown
In the green grass of nature and all you have known. (CHORUS)

Whether working the land or on rusty old rails
Ivory towers or factories or boardrooms or jails
An honest day's work pays more than the bills
It builds on steps from the small things we do. (CHORUS)

TRUCKLOAD OF BLUES
Lyrics & Music © Linda Sussman 

Well, ya build me up
Until ya cut me down
And ya build me up
Until ya cut me down
Ya got me feeling like I'm all turned inside out.

There ain't no straight line
Off this merry-go-round
Somebody stole the sign
Left me to run aground
My head's'a'spinnin', gonna take me to the lost and found!

I got me a truckload of blues (2x)

I'm gonna hitch a ride
Outta this jamboree
I won't waste my time
Won't be your Honeybee
But I'm stuck cuz my feet they just walked out on me!

I'm gonna sit straight up
And I might even fly
Gonna stir it all up
Gonna wave bye-bye
But not before I'm done with my apple pie!

LAYER ME UP
Lyrics & Music © Linda Sussman

CHORUS:
Layer me up, I fall to pieces
Layer me up, I fall to you 
Layer me up, I fall to pieces
Layer me up, I fall to you. 

There are voices in the forest 
There are voices singin’ true 
They are fillin’ all the brooks with
Diamonds and blues (CHORUS) 

In the early mornin’ hours 
In the rustlin' of the leaves 
You come knockin’ ‘round my window 
Just to bring this song to me (CHORUS)

So, come meet me by the willows 
Look my way and I am yours 
Steal my heart from the hurt that 
Runs a thousand miles long (CHORUS) 

Skippin’ stones on the water 
Skippin’ stories with every beat 
Come reflecting all the mysteries 
Of the heart and of defeat (CHORUS)

NOT IN MY NAME
Lyrics & Music © Linda Sussman

I cry
I shed my tears for you
I cry
I shed my tears for me too
I thought never again
Meant never again
I cry my tears red, white and blue. 

Miles crossed
I shed my tears for you
Faces lost
I shed my tears for me too
Hand in hand
Uprooted from your lands
I cry my tears red, white and blue.

Torch in hand
I shed my tears for you
The statue stands
I shed my tears for me too
At our shores
How can we close our doors?
I cry my tears red, white and blue. 


THE LAST MIX
Lyrics & Music © Linda Sussman

We just finished on the full of the moon
The light was dancin' on the walls through the night
The mixes were still fillin' my ears with sound
Oh, what a joyous night
Oh, what a joyous night!

We played the same tune 'til it filled every pore
Hearing so many sounds 'til we could almost hear no more
Searching the right tone to sail away on
Oh, what a joyous night 
Oh, what a joyous night!

BRIDGE:
Come walk with me
Find a line and settle in
Pull up a chair to the melody
Let it play over
Let it play over
Let it play over and over again

New riffs and harmonies were brought in at last
High notes and rockin' licks skated straight across the tracks
A blanket of snow had fallen outside
Oh, what a joyous night  
Oh, what a joyous night!

BRIDGE
Come walk with me 
Find a line and settle in 
Pull up a chair to the melody 
Let it play over 
Let it play over 
Let it play over and over again

We just finished on the full of the moon 
The light was dancin' on the walls through the night 
The mixes were still fillin' my ears with sound 
Oh, what a joyous night 
Oh, what a joyous night!


THE CHANGE 
Lyrics & Music © Linda Sussman 

I am not in your skin
I couldn’t possibly know 
The depths of your anguish
How you shoulder your load
Day after day
Not much is changed 
All because of a color
It’s all so insane. 

CHORUS
Time to stop waiting on promises 
Time to start marching for change. 
Time to stop waiting on promises 
Time to start marching for change. 

Children play in the park
The girls and the boys 
No boundaries between them
Only tugging at toys 
Morning to night
Their innocence grows 
What hides in the shadows
Fear they don’t yet know.  [CHORUS] 

Out on the street
Hear the cries of the heart 
So many cities bleedin’
And lives torn apart 
Take back the night
Take back the day 
Speak up, name what matters
We’ve gotta rattle that cage. [CHORUS]
 

TOMORROW BLUES
Lyrics & Music © Linda Sussman 

I got blues all over my heart
Blues all over you 
These blues ain’t goin’ nowhere
Not much I can do 

I got them tomorrow blues 
Hangin’ around from yesterday 
These blues have come and found me 
Bringin’ trouble where I lay 

I got blues all over my house
Runnin’ up and down my street 
Blues knockin’ at my front door
Just can’t get no sleep 

I got them tomorrow blues  
Hangin’ around from yesterday  
These blues have come and found me  
Bringin’ trouble where I lay

Blues walkin’ in my sneakers
Blues walkin’ in my boots 
Blues walkin’ all over me baby
I’m worn out waitin’ for you 

I got them tomorrow blues   
Hangin’ around from yesterday   
These blues have come and found me   
Bringin’ trouble where I lay

 

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