Bricks Against The Glass

by Lori Lieberman

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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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Lori Lieberman California

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. With her 15th CD release, she will be in concert at the Grammy Museum Oct. 19th for a special evening and retrospective of her lengthy catalogue. ... more

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Track Name: Ticket To Leave
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
Track Name: Truly
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
Track Name: Lottery
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
Track Name: Bricks Against The Glass
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…
Track Name: On These Streets/San Francisco
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….
Track Name: Rise
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…
Track Name: The End Of Our Story
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
Track Name: It's Another New Day
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….
Track Name: Elephants
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…
Track Name: The Rest Will Follow
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
Track Name: Bricks Against The Glass Un-plugged
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…