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In The Hot Seat

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Released: September 1994
Daddy

It was a cold night in December
The snow lay on the ground
She was coming home from school one night
From the other side of town
It was getting late, there was something wrong
Then I heard the news
A TV Flash and by 9 o'clock
They'd found her socks and shoes

Daddy come and bring me home

I didn't know which way to turn
I was shaking like a leaf
I got into my car and drove
Searching every street
Has anybody seen her
Have you found my little girl
She's all I have, all I possess
And to me, she means the world

I can hear her calling
Daddy come and bring me home
Daddy, Daddy come and bring me home
Daddy, when are you gonna bring me home

As time went by each silent night
We knew all hope was gone
We knew the light had flickered
From the eyes that once had shone
They caught a man in a bar one night
He confessed to what he'd done
He'd laid her body out in some dark wood
Just didn't know which one,
Daddy, Daddy come and bring me home
Daddy, Daddy come and bring me home

I just couldn't leave her out there
Lying on her own
'Cause she belongs to me
And I belong to her
I know she rests in Heaven
With the angels on a throne
But now I hear her calling
Daddy, Daddy come and bring me home
Daddy come and bring me home
Daddy, Daddy come and bring me home
Daddy, Daddy come and bring me home


Heart On Ice

Just take my heart put it on ice
'Cause I don't think I could stand another blow
Just one more tumble of the dice
Though it's slipping through my hands
I can't let go

And when the hard rain falls
Whatever you may say
There's no hiding in this jungle
You just can't run away

And I'm sorry when I fell from grace
Unable to conceal
Only passion is a fool to chase
The loneliness I fell

Just take my heart into the night
It no longer needs to see the light of day
Heaven knows I cannot fight
As the edges of my soul get chipped away

Walking down this street
The gutter runs with tears
I would sell my heart
To cross the bridge of compromise

But you cannot walk on broken glass
'Cause every step you take
Is just one cut deeper than the last
Just one more heart you break

Just take my heart put it on ice
Your love is a fire, a burning hurricane
We can never cross the river of good-byes
While desire hides in the darkness
Searching for the flame

There were so many days
And still I wonder why
I will never mend these broken wings
No matter how I try
I thought we had it all, but now it seems
We just flickered like a candle
In the cathedral of our dreams

Just take my heart put it on ice
Your love is a fire, a burning hurricane
We can never cross the river of good- byes
While desire hides in the darkness
Searching for the flame

Just take my heart put it on ice
Your love is a fire, a burning hurricane
We can never cross the river of good-byes
While desire hides in the darkness
Searching for the flame

Man In A Long Black Coat

Crickets are chirpin', the water is high,
There's a soft cotton dress on the line hangin' dry,
Window wide open, African trees
Bent over backwards from a hurricane breeze.
Not a word of goodbye, not even a note,
She gone with the man
In the long black coat.

Somebody seem him hanging around
At the old dance hall on the outskirts of town.
He looked into her eyes when she stopped him to ask
If he wanted to dance, he had a face like a mask.
Somebody said from the Bible he'd quote
There was dust on the man
In the long black coat.

Preacher was a talkin', there's a sermon he gave,
He said every man's conscience is vile and depraved,
You cannot depend on it to be your guide
When it's you who must keep it satisfied.
It ain't easy to swallow, it sticks in the throat,
She gave her heart to the man
In the long black coat.

There are no mistakes in life some people say
It is true sometimes you can see it that way.
But people don't live or die, people just float.
She went with the man
In the long black coat.

There's smoke on the water, it's been there since June,
Tree trunks uprooted, 'neath the high crescent moon
Feel the pulse and vibration and the rumbling force
Somebody is out there beating a dead horse.
She never said nothing, there was nothing she wrote,
She gone with the man
In the long black coat.



Change

A missed step by the river's edge
A chosen word, but it took too long
Your last chance is all he said
You won't miss it, till it's gone

A ghost in the distance
Where the ocean meets the land
A fallen angel in a trance
A conversation you don't understand

Change - everybody wants it
Just a little hope and honesty
Change - everybody needs it
Open up our hearts so that we can see

A young man with a blue beard
Counting days that seem too long
Can't wait, wait another minute
For my fifteen minutes in the sun

Gotta sweep this act I follow
Dust off this passion play
Believe in fate cast off this sorrow
It's just a stone's throw away

Change - everybody wants it
Just a little hope and honesty
Change - everybody needs it
Open up our hearts so that we can see

Some will think I'm crazy
Some will think I'm strange
I'm trying to satisfy this hunger
Somebody stop this pain

No signs of redemption
Can't take the guilt they live
Gonna live and die in this world
Pushin' and pullin' 'till somethin' gives
Change - everybody wants it
Just a little hope and honesty
Change - everybody needs it
Open up our hearts so that we can see

Change - everybody wants it
Just a little hope and honesty
Change - everybody needs it
Open up our hearts so that we can see

Visions of such temptation
We can never take it to far
That's the price of the true sensation
To find out who we really are

Keep digging, digging for answers
Keep searchin' you can't give in
Will we ever understand
A truth we cannot comprehend

Change - everybody wants it
Just a little hope and honesty
Change - everybody needs it
Open up our hearts so that we can see

A missed step by the rivers edge
A chosen word but it took too long
Your last chance is all he said
You won't miss it 'till it's gone

Change - everybody wants it
Just a little hope and honesty
Change - everybody needs it
Open up our hearts so that we can see

Change - everybody wants it
Just a little hope and honesty
Change - everybody needs it
Open up our hearts so that we can see