Bricks Against The Glass

by Lori Lieberman

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1.
Ticket To Leave L.L Hey mister, hey mister Talkin’ on my TV Promising this, pointing to that Wow-it feels like you’re talkin’ to me For a minute you had me For a second you got me Good-bye yesterday Then you talk about future, Talk about change But how am I gonna get through today? Up we go, down we go Free fallin’, free fallin’ Wheels spinnin’ whistle blowin’ Banks callin’ Calling me Their ticket to win My ticket to leave Hey mister, hey mister Tell me it’s gonna come true Save our house if you’re able Put food on our table Help me find a common job I can do And I want to believe I need to believe But I can’t pay my mortgage with hope Or whatever you call it, the dust in my wallet Is stuck like the lump in my throat Up we go, down we go Free fallin’, free fallin’ Wheels spinnin’, whistle blowin’ It’s callin’, callin’ me With my heart on my sleeve Got my ticket to leave And when I go I’ll take you with me I don’t know where but any place is better We’ll hide away, we’ll change our names Sleep in a van, live off the land We’ll hide away, we’ll fly away Fly away… Up we go, down we go Free fallin’, free fallin’ Wheels spinnin’, whistle blowin’ Land of the free Don’t come lookin’ for me I’m on a ticket to leave Hey mister, hey mister Four more years Hey mister, hey What do I do with all of these tears
2.
Truly 03:43
Truly by L.L. Truly Unbelievable Truly Unmistakable Unbelievably True Always Unforgettable Always Unsuspectible Unpossessable You, you I don’t need your photograph For me to picture you I don’t need a phonograph To move me like you do To move me like You do Touch me Undeniable Touch me Indescribable Indefinable you Leave me Unexplainable Leave me Guess I’m breakable You’re un-chainable You I don’t need your photograph For me to picture you I don’t need an autograph To show my love for you To sign away my love for you Leave me Unexplainable Leave me Guess I’m breakable You’re un-chainable You But truly Unbelievable Truly Unmistakable Unbelievably true
3.
Lottery 05:37
Lottery By L.L. Should have made the call Seen the writing on the wall Twenty-twenty crystal clear Looking back I didn’t want to hear You shut it down I just kept pretending, pretending It was you and me And it would always be Well he said to me “love’s a lottery A game you play, a game, a game”, Wish I’d listened better then Before I gave my heart again “It’s a game, a game All or nothing, baby All or nothing A game, a game”, One day I will learn One day… Should have known it then Instead I kept pretending, defending Everything’s okay It’s what I did I looked the other way And I didn’t see All the lies he told me He sold me For a crumb or two When you’re used to nothing I guess that’s what you’ll do And he said to me “love’s a lottery A game you play, a game a game Lose or win, no guarantee” His words keep coming back to me “It’s a game, a game All or nothing, all or nothing A game, a game” One day I will learn…. Water rolling underneath our bridge, our bridge Water rolling waves above above my head Down down, down What have I come to Oh round, round, round Who can I run to Oh now it’s all or nothing Black or white It’s either him or me…. Well I don’t believe Love’s a lottery I don’t believe It’s a game, a game You leave it in the rain it rusts Let it burn it will turn to dust No, no All or nothing, all or nothing There’s got to be something, Something in between For me Love’s no lottery Love’s no game you play Love’s no lottery Love’s no game…. No lottery
4.
Bricks Against The Glass by L.L. We were young We were dumb We would follow We would jump For a dime For a time We were broken We were blind We were searching For a cause We were nowhere We were lost We were lost To a thing we would cling Stumbling and faltering All in vain, nothing gained Down into the kitchen drain He was everything I loved Love was everything I feared So I made a mess of that And I had to disappear And the summer came And the winter too The birds flew south Like they always do And I followed… And I never meant to make you cry Guess I never realized Never asked Why we were searching Throwing bricks against the glass Looking back, looking back I was hopeless just a hack Just a sheep who would leap Over anything that’s steep He was everything I loved Love was everything I feared So I made a mess of that In the rearview mirror And the summer came And the winter too The birds flew south Like they always do And I followed… And I never meant to say good-bye Guess I never realized Or never asked Why you were searching Throwing bricks against the glass Now I think of you My friend in armor And I look for you My own safe harbor And I pray for you Wherever you are In the skies above In the shooting stars…. And I never meant to say good-bye Guess I never realized it could never last- But I know you’re somewhere Throwing bricks against the glass Throwing bricks against the glass We were young We were dumb We would follow We would jump For a dime For a time for a time…
5.
San Francisco Lieberman/Hein San Francisco What do you hold for me San Francisco He’s got a hold on me San Francisco Why did I let him go I was wrong Seems so long ago So long ago Somewhere on these streets I’m gonna find him I’m gonna find him Just beyond my reach Gonna remind him Of what he means to me Technicolor, why do I pretend I never lost him Pretending it all worked out in the end But on this corner here in the light of day There’s no director No actor to read lines, tell lies Or play this game Somewhere on these streets I’m gonna find him I need to find him Just beyond my reach Gonna remind him Of who I used to be Where did it go Is it too late Am I too late How will he know That I’ve changed my ways And I’m not the same Will he take me back Somewhere on these streets I’m gonna find him I need to find him Just beyond my reach Gonna remind him Of who we used to be San Francisco What do you hold for me San Francisco He’s got a hold on me….
6.
Rise 04:20
Rise L. Lieberman, Jet D’Eau Music, BMI Rise up, clap your hands raise your fists and make some noise And clap your hands Stand tall, take a stand Put your money where your mouth is And clap your hands You can’t do it on your own I’m by your side, you’re not alone Step by step tomorrow’s another day Another day Rise Rise and clap, speak out and stand up Rise and clap, speak out and stand up Rise and clap, speak out and stand up Rise…. Find your crooked road Carve your path and set it straight And on you’ll go If you lose your way I’ll be there and I’ll remind you I will find you You can’t do this on your own I’m by your side, you’re not alone Step by step, tomorrow’s another day Another day Rise… Rise and clap, speak out and stand up Rise and clap, speak out and stand up Rise and clap, speak out and stand up Rise…. One, two, three, double right beside you Four, five, six, triple right behind you One, two, three, double right beside you Four, five, six, triple right behind you Rise and clap, speak out and stand up Talisman, American, Syrian, Rotterdam Rise and clap, speak out and stand up African, Mexican, Everyman, Washington, Indian, Amsterdam Rise and clap, speak out and stand up Somalian, Chicago-an, Bostonian, Egyptian Stand up, rise, rise…
7.
The End Of Our Story by L.L. By the time you get this I’ll be gone By the time you notice, moving on All we had, all we’ve known, it’s over now By the time you look, I’ll be on my way With the tears that drove me to drive away You will say I’m to blame But I can’t think about that now In my hand I hold tomorrow My heart won’t be home to sorrow It’s the end, the end What could have been It’s the end, the end What might have been It’s all over now It’s all over now The end of our story By the time you break down, it’s too late By the time you beg me, say you’ve changed By the time you take me, shake me, hate me It’s over now So I will close away this chapter Burn the pages, ever after It’s the end, the end What could have been It’s the end, the end What might have been It’s all over now It’s all over now The end of our story The end of our story Broken in two Nothing to say, nothing to do Just a little bit, just a little bit scared of the view Broken in two Nothing’s the same, When there’s no one to blame Just a little bit, just a little bit me And a little bit you… It’s the end, the end What could have been It’s the end, the end What might have been It’s all over now It’s all over now It’s all over now It’s all over now In my hands, a course uncharted Someday won’t be broken- hearted It’s the end, the end Used to be It’s the start, the start Yet to be It’s not over now It’s unfolding now The start of my story The start of my story
8.
It’s Another New Day By L.L. –(with Daniel James Scott) Think I’m gonna dance Think I’m gonna sing It’s another day to start things over Find my four-leaf clover Think I’m gonna move Think I’m gonna find my groove Gonna give it up and gonna let go Get up off my pillow Cause I found a place Where I can go A quiet place That no one knows I found a way I found a way… Think I’m gonna talk Think I’m gonna walk that walk Gonna say it loud above the chatter And find what really matters Think I’ll fall in love Think I’ll fall in love, love, love If I find a message in a bottle I won’t hesitate- won’t dawdle Cause I found a place Where we can go A quiet place That no one knows We’ll find a way We’ll find a way… Where everyone will dance Where everyone will dance Cause it’s another new day, new day It’s another, it’s a new day It’s another new day, new day It’s another, it’s a new day (never be the same) Think I’ll hit delete Think I’ll hit delete Throw it in the sea And drown the folder It’s over, it’s over Cause I found a place Where I can go A quiet place To call my own I found a way I found a way I think I’m gonna dance It’s another new day, new day It’s another it’s a new day It’s another new day, new day It’s another it’s a new day….
9.
Elephants 05:09
Elephants by L.L. I didn’t fall in love with you I didn’t fall, I didn’t fall I chose you I chose you I looked for you, I searched for you, I hurt for you Moved earth for you Love, love And you were not an accident A rambling, random incident Where stars aligned The cosmos shined The cloud forms wrestled in time To find us To bind us No, we were born of darkness In the basement, in a cellar Where we held on to each other We held on to Our love Love And I will make it right for you And you will make it up to me But things are hidden from our view Elephants are in the room There’s more than me and you Elephants are in the room A windstorm blew A surge moved through Our house it crumbled, oak trees tumbled Up in flames or washed away Ah Ah Now’s our chance to fix what’s broken Throw what’s damaged in the ocean Can we finally put an end To who we were and start again Fall in love Fall in love And I will let it go for you You will set it free for me It’s the best that we can do Elephants, they hold the truth We’re here, what’s gone is gone Elephants are moving on Elephants are moving on…
10.
The Rest Will Follow- L. L. There’s no easy way out Try, try, try When you’re riddled with doubt Cry, cry, cry All of your life All of your life You’re waiting You’re waiting Your impossible summer Why, why, no reply While your light’s growing dim and dimmer Still time passes you by All of your life All of your life Don’t waste it Don’t waste it Lead with your heart Reach with your mind Raise your head up Lift up your eyes Live now as if You’ll own tomorrow The rest will follow Your perpetual winter Dark days, darker nights One dimensional, cold and bitter Who’ll come to break the ice For once in your life Once in your life Just fake it Lead with your heart Reach with your mind Raise your head up Lift up your eyes Live now as if You’ll show tomorrow The rest will follow When there’s no easy way Try, try, try When you want to escape Try, try, try When you wish things would change Try, try, try And I know you will make it Try, try, try Tears, dry as summer Heart, cold as winter Makes it hard to breathe, breathe, breathe… And lead with your heart Reach with your mind Raise your head up Lift up your eyes Live now as if You’ll own tomorrow The rest will follow Will follow When there’s no easy way I know you will make it
11.
Bricks Against The Glass by L.L. We were young We were dumb We would follow We would jump For a dime For a time We were broken We were blind We were searching For a cause We were nowhere We were lost We were lost To a thing we would cling Stumbling and faltering All in vain, nothing gained Down into the kitchen drain He was everything I loved Love was everything I feared So I made a mess of that And I had to disappear And the summer came And the winter too The birds flew south Like they always do And I followed… And I never meant to make you cry Guess I never realized Never asked Why we were searching Throwing bricks against the glass Looking back, looking back I was hopeless just a hack Just a sheep who would leap Over anything that’s steep He was everything I loved Love was everything I feared So I made a mess of that In the rearview mirror And the summer came And the winter too The birds flew south Like they always do And I followed… And I never meant to say good-bye Guess I never realized Or never asked Why you were searching Throwing bricks against the glass Now I think of you My friend in armor And I look for you My own safe harbor And I pray for you Wherever you are In the skies above In the shooting stars…. And I never meant to say good-bye Guess I never realized it could never last- But I know you’re somewhere Throwing bricks against the glass Throwing bricks against the glass We were young We were dumb We would follow We would jump For a dime For a time for a time…

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Named Album Choice by Hi Fi News-- Lori Lieberman's 15th CD on Drive On Records USA and Rough Trade, Benelux. Best known for Killing Me Softly, this artist has recorded and performed to a devoted base of fans. Eleven songs composed and arranged by Lori Lieberman*, mastered by Grammy winner Darcy Proper at Wisseloord Studios, Netherlands.

*"Another New Day" co-written with Daniel James Scott
*"On These Streets/San Francisco" co-written with Ruben Hein

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released September 17, 2014

Produced by Joseph Cali and Lori Lieberman.
guitar, piano, Lori Lieberman
keyboards,piano,- Timothy Drury.
elect. guitars Lyle Workman and Jason Orme
.bass, Daniel Lavery
drums, Ryan MacMillan
cello, Stefanie Fife
Featuring Celine Cairo, Jonathan Clark, vocals on "Rise".

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Leonard Cohen came up on stage with her and sang "Bird On A Wire". Don McLean invited her to participate in his doc, to tell her story of "Killing Me Softly". Judy Collins calls her a gifted songwriter. She has performed worldwide, with two sold out concerts at Carnegie Hall-the last, in 2019 with the Matangi Quartet from the Netherlands to celebrate her 19th album, “The Girl and the Cat”. ... more

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