The Lock & the Key

by Chaise Lounge

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released January 1, 2017


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Track Name: The Lock & the Key
ba ba ba etc
Track Name: Mozambique

I close my eyes.
The plane starts to roll.
And soon we’re flying high
To the other side of Africa.

We said good-bye
To winter’s cold
I’m traveling light
Just a passport and a laugh on board. .

I dream a dream
About when I was young
And the world was soft
In a way that I could understand.

Hours go by.
The movie’s done.
The flight attendant tells me
We’re about to land.

When we get to Mozambique
We’ll sing as long as we can speak
Dance until our feet get weak
From those island grooves

Far away in Mozambique
We’ll Marrabente cheek to cheek
Drink enough to last a week
And no one disapproves.

Once we get our bags released
We suddenly speak Portugese
And home-made music ‘s in the breeze
It’s heaven, so to speak

I might fall upon my knees
And truly feel my soul at peace
There’s nothing here I must achieve
Here in Mozambique.
Track Name: Why Do You Do It If It Makes You Sick?
Why do you do it if it makes you sick?

I asked my mom,
What’s going on?
This feels so wrong
I’ve got such pain inside.

She said “you’re fine
Just give it time
And stop your whinning It’ll
Soon subside

You just fell hard
And you’re in love again.
Let down your guard
You’ve got that weakness for men.

There is no remedy to help with this fling
( let me ) ask you one thing:
Why do you do it if it makes you sick?

At two o’clock
Went to the doc .
“Can you concoct
A drug to get this boy off my mind?

That doctor swore
There is no cure
Your temperature is
At a hundred and nine

There is no pill or potion
I can prescribe
A love like this
Can make you feel like you died.

He said) there is no lotion that can sooth this sting
So let me ask you one thing
Why do you do it if it makes you sick

It’s a crying shame that I was made this way
Can’t get it right and I can’t stay away.

Went to the priest
Got on my knees and
Said “oh please-
Father help me pray

I’m full of sin
In love again
This thing with men
Is going to lead me astray
He sprinkled holy water
Down my cheek
Then said some mumbo
Jumbo in latin or greek

Said: There is no prayer or even hymn I can sing
So let me ask you one thing
Why do you do it if it makes you sick?

What do you do?
I’m asking you.
When we conclude
Love makes us invalids

Do we just lay down?
Move out of town?
Or just announce
That Love has won and we quit?

There must be something in
Some part of our brain
That makes this search for love
Worth all the pain.

I won’t give up until I stop this guessing
And I answer this question
Why do we do it if it makes us sick?
Track Name: Yes

Yes. She said
Yes I wouldn’t have
Guessed that she would turn to me and answer.
And the answer would be

Yes. No more and no
Less. I was knocked out and
Impressed that she would see in me a
Man who tries his

Well it’s all that I’ve got.
I’m usually a mess.
But today I am not
‘cause she said

Yes. Completely voluntarily.
Yes. She would marry me
Soon. And when the preacher asks
That question. The answer will be

Drum fill……

The Swinging section

Yes Yes Yes.
My baby said.
Yes Yes Yes
It’s all bright ahead
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hey look-a me
It’s like I won the lottery.

Yes Yes Yes
My baby said
Yes Yes Yes
To this knucklehead.
Yes Yes Yes yes
She’s sitting on my lap, I mean
I can’t believe it’s happening.

I used to dream like this
Just to amuse me
I never would have thought I’d be so happy to be caught.
This only happens in the movies.

Yes Yes Yes
My Baby said
Yes Yes Yes
We’re gonna wed.
Yes Yes Yes Yes
It was a long shot jump shot
Now I won the jackpot.
Track Name: Bitter

Of course I’m not. Why would I be
I might hate you forever. But I’m not
Ooh but sometimes I get so
Mad I could spit.

What would be the point of being
You tossed my heart like a coin and watched it
Skitter on the floor
But I’ve got my pride and I don’t
Miss you a bit! No I’m not

You go your way and I’ll go
I was all broke up but now I’m
I think back on that time-
I could be angry , I could be sad.
I could be a lot of things
But no no no I’m not

I’m better off without you. Why be
I’m a little lost, but I’m no
Yeah, without a doubt I’m glad you
Track Name: I Grew a Rose
I Grew a Rose.

I grew a rose from a seedling
And every day I watched it thrive.
I gave it love, I gave it water
And in return it made me smile

But time went by and I ignored it.
And could not see its desperate state.
I did not water and did not prune it
And finally one day—

It was too late
I could not save it
Its petals brown, its leaves were dried.
It needed care,
I wasn’t there.
And finally it died.

If you’ve a love then you must tend it.
Don’t leave its life up to fate..
For I have seen how quick love ended.
So do it now before it’s too late.

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