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Original lyrics from the first Dead Beetles CD
c. 2006 John Reynolds, Not A Tree Music ASCAP

Miracles (Always Come To You)

verse 1
It feels like I’m never quite in touch
It happens when I start to think too much
About the little problems day to day

When it seems the pain is here to stay
Your smile makes it all just melt away
That’s a gift that I cannot repay

And that’s why I’m crying now
I can’t tell a blessing from a curse
Or realize a perfect universe
But miracles always come to you

verse 2
I wanna try to make it up to you
Show the world I’ve got a clue
But everybody seems to see right through

It feels like I’ll never know for sure
Until I find that place inside of your
Heart where can make each dream come true

That’s why I’m crying now
If I could tell a blessing from a curse
I’d realize a perfect universe
‘Cause miracles always come to you

bridge
You always knew
Your light would shine through
It seems easy when you
Make wishes come true
So as I dry
These tears from my eyes
I look to the skies
Expecting to fly

verse 3
I’m learning the more I try to say
The more my words get in my way
The more I look the less I see

I guess the answers I’ve been searching for
Will always be behind the very next door
It’s a never ending mystery

But I’m not crying now
It’s a blessing, and it’s a curse
Living in this crazy universe
Where miracles always come to you

You’re Not A Tree

chorus
You’re not a tree
You don’t have to stand by me
You’re not a tree
So if you’re longin’ to be free
You don’t have to cut your roots
Just get up and move your boots
Can’t you see? You’re not a tree.

If you fall and no one’s there, you’ll hear the sound
You’ve got feet and they’re not planted deep in the ground
Use your legs just like me
No need to beg to be free
Can’t you see? You’re not a tree

chorus

You don’t need a chain saw to cut to the core
It’s not too hard to see step back and look at the forest
Use your legs just like me
No need to beg to be free
Can’t you see? You’re not a tree

chorus

Part Of My Heart

verse 1
They think that she's a poser
Dressed like some kind of alien elf
She thinks that nobody knows her
Not even herself

prechorus
You've been living in a dream girl
You might as well give it up today
You'll never make it in the real world
Carrying on that way

She says

chorus
Part of my heart
Never gets older
Part of my heart
Is gonna keep on rocking
Part of my heart
It's out of control
Part of my heart
Won't stop

verse 2
Everybody tries to hypnotize her
Into living in a typical way
They tell her she'll be sadder but wiser
When she finally grows up some day

prechorus, chorus

bridge
Part of my heart
Won't stop
Part of my heart

chorus outro

Postcard

I’m sending you a postcard
I haven’t got a lot of time
I hope you like this postcard
It won’t take much of your time

I haven’t got time to tell you how I feel
About all the latest political events
I haven’t got time to tell you how I feel
There’s not enough room on the back of this card

So anyway
The weather hasn’t been bad lately
I’ve been pretty busy
I haven’t got a lot of time

I’m sending you a postcard
I haven’t got a lot of time
I hope you like this postcard
And I hope you’re doing fine

P.S. I should have some money for you real soon

Sending you a postard
Sending you a postard
Sending you a postard
Sending you a postard


Just A Girl

Saturday night me and my friends hanging around
Went over to hear the band at the club downtown
She was standing there by herself
She was all alone
Asked her to dance with me she took me home

Just a girl, just a girl
Why am I so upset, what am I crying for?
Just a girl, just a girl
How could she become something more than just a girl?

She had a dream about some crazy scheme in a red room
She was trying to put those words to a different tune
She awoke she turned to me I was on my knees
I remember looking away when she said to me

I’m just a girl, just a girl
Why are you so upset, what are you crying for?
Just a girl, just a girl
Don’t make me into something more than just a girl
Just a girl

Oh oh expectations, things don’t turn the way we plan
Oh oh complications, she’s just a girl but I’m just a man

We talked about a friend of hers he lives over the hill
Says he’s gonna make our band get rich if he says he will
I told her not worry about that too much
Just give me one more kiss give me one more touch

Just a girl, just a girl
Why am I so upset, what am I crying for?
Just a girl, just a girl
How did she become so much more than just a girl?

End Of The World

At the end of the rope
Nowhere to run
No hope
All your plans undone

Give up
Surrunder
Admit you're corrupt and go under
This is the end of the world

You put on a show
You knocked 'em all dead
But you're so cold
You just turned your head

Shut up
Surrunder
Admit you fucked up and go under
This is the end of the world

There's no time to talk it over
There's no time for you to stall
There's no time to talk it over
There's no time at all

You thought that you'd get away
You figured it out
But no way
Could you ever get out

Wake up
Surrunder
Admit you need love and go under
This is the end of the world
This is the end of the world
This is the end of the world


Man Behind The Curtain

In the Emerald City, everything is green
In the Emerald City, all our hands are clean
Our leaders solve our problems
They know what is best
When they solve our problems
We get peace in which to rest
And they say

chorus
Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain
I’m the wizard of Oz
Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain
Pay no attention
Pay no attention

They talk to prime ministers about the prime interest rate
Their primary interest is prime time on every network
Their private military operations are publicly funded
For the private sector

chorus

They brought the hammer and the sickle down
Talkin’ ‘bout the trickle down
They won’t put a nickel down for education
They talk about ecology but offer no apology
For poisoning biology all across the nation.

In the emerald city…

chorus

We could while away the hours, consulting with the flowers
Not worrying ‘bout the powers that be
But if we only had the brains the heart the courage
Maybe we could start to open up our eyes
And see what’s going down

chorus

Take It From The Top

I saw you out there on the floor.
Knew right away I couldn't get enough of you

Couldn't hold myself back no more.
Had to tell you right then that I was gonna love you

That was all I had to say
mmhmm try to get next to you

You just turned and walked away
But I'm not gonna stop

chorus
Take it from the top
Gonna start all over with you

Take it from the top
Gonna show you that it's really true

Take it from the top
On the count here comes take two

Take it from the top
Gonna sing this song to you

oooh ooh ooh oooh yea oooh ooh

chorus

You tell me that I move to fast
I'm just trying to show my love to you

You want a love that lasts and lasts
I could never put anyone above you

But maybe I come on too strong
Trying too hard to get next to you

That doesn't mean my love is wrong
And I'm not gonna stop

chorus

 

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