Eine Kleine Rockmusik

by Union Pulse

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{ instrumental }
When I'm screaming she stays To nurse my inner wounds 'til dawn And when I sacrifice she prays Crying like my heart was torn No idea how this will end But maybe ignorance is bliss More an angel than a friend, I've never known a love like this She sat me down and made me sing She blessed my soul with a kiss I've had enough fair weather friends I've never known a love like this Very lonely and I'm tired Until she moves me with a thrust Though she has me so inspIred I need my sleep as much as lust I haven't held her hand again But once by midnight's soulful glow She's been inside of me since then I can't forget a taste I know She sat me down and made me sing She blessed my soul with a kiss I've had enough fair weather friends I've never known a love like this
A wise young man once told me it was there in my eyes Said he saw my troubles plain as day But then resent and anger said the timing was off I don't wanna' let this wash away I don't believe it's happening again No help that after all it's only pain After years of chasing shadows 'round the bend Just another lonely birthday in the rain Every lovely flower I can hold for a day, every time the wind blows all is lost If all these stones i'm stepping disappear under me I'll be on the shore at any cost I don't believe it's happening again No help that after all "it's only pain" After years of chasing shadows 'round the bend Just another lonely birthday in the rain I'm not meant to be the one with a smile Instead I can see I'm not still a child The only, the one, she left me for dead A lonely, lost son...my heart and my head
We first met in a crowded hall on graduation day, She signed my paper, smiled at me, and walked away. Then we met in an empty hall the size of my lonely heart, Optimism called my bluff and that dream fell apart. Now I’ve been told, If you’re in love then go ahead But ever since, I sing instead Many times I’ve bet my pride and ventured to the door, And though I’ve failed I’ll here confide, I wish to seek once more, I’m lonely and I need a hand to help me through the day And with her strength, I’d rise and stand – so help me lord, I pray
I don't know what it is about your pretty eyes It's hard to look away, it hurts to know you cry I wish that I could live inside your bedroom walls You make me wanna' run, you make me want to crawl You've no idea what it's like to watch you move Like oil in water A work of art using lies to tell the truth Like oil in water The seconds ticking by I wait for you to smile I couldn't look away, I'd miss you all the while I wanna' close my eyes and know that you will too I wish that I could die and live inside of you
With a whisper, you can't tell if it's a boy or a girl In the distance, through the trees making sense of the world In a sea of wood and green he or she might have made No direction have we found but to live for the day Human nature is to bend physiology's edge We're expanding to forget carbon sense in our heads Twenty-four or twenty-five, push the limit again And the cycle we survive in circadia's chains
You fixed my heart and never broke it Those farewell footsteps then you chose Deep midnight hours left me breathless I couldn't hold you like a rose Tell me where i'd have to stand To hold your gaze for awhile And could i ever hold your hand If I saw you as a child I'll wait for ever on my own I'll wait for ages all alone I'll wait for moonshine in your eyes I'll wait for sunlight 'til you're home If you need the warmth of someone There's no sense in spending time alone It's more "I love you" than "I crave you" Just tell me when you're coming home Even now the times are changin' Nothing stays the same We won't cling to what is gone So even when he holds you close And I'm outside alone I see your smile and feel so strong Well, in a world where nothing's sacred And skies are filled with hate and waste Flowers bloom for our salvation And your love is all that I can taste
The toys in the attic are old and worn They don't sing and dance these days The ghosts in the cradle are cold and torn And don't remember anyway You know I'd die for you, I'd even live I'd give you everything I have to give But it's so late, he said, no time to lose I can't do everything, it's time to choose She left before sunrise, I woke to find A half-mug of coffee, black and cold The sheets are all crumpled, the pillows warm And I'm half dead beneath the fold I'll tell you this, she said over the phone When I was next to you, I felt alone I think we need some time...you know it's true If I return some day, I'll come for you The last time he held her was long ago She belongs to someplace else But then when she wouldn't just let him go He was set beside himself I miss your voice, she said, and I miss your hands You bring the water to these desert lands And when she wrote him, she said push came to shove Just goes to show, I guess, there's time for love
Skies have brightened since the early rain And down in Chicago it's a first down Atlanta in front of Carolina They blow their whistles and sound like birds It's been a long afternoon He feels like he's open for the first time I been asleep since I can remember And while i was out it got so cold I think I have lost something I knew so well I think I forgot where I came from When she left I was not so concerned With her absence, but rather I feared In the souls of her shoes, All the little rubber ridges And the mud she'd track in when she returned To be honest, I forgot she was gone Like so many white rooms erase the bourbon But tonight after winds so fast I spun Seeing is believing and she's back home I think I have lost something I loved so dear I think I forgot where I came from One shot, two shots...three, four five It's cold out here, we gotta' do somethin' to stay alive One shot, two shots...three, four five I'm talking in my sleep I think I have lost something I knew so well I think I forgot where I came from
For hours I've been strumming My voice is rough and my ears hum If I could talk I would have called you If I could walk I swear I'd run In my ears I hear no music Just the pulse between these two Two broken hearts in union This blue collar poet and you I have so much left to say Tell me there's another day We both need to find a way And with all my strength I'll try When I lie awake I write No sun or moon, you're my light, All the words we spoke tonight Before we said our last goodbye. All my fingertips are stinging My voice is gone and my ears ring If I could move I'd try to kiss you But instead I guess I'll sing I've been beat and i've been broken I've won bets and I've lost friends But from all the words you've spoken I just hope this ain't the end


Debut studio album from mid-western group Union Pulse.


released November 1, 2003

Written by James Tristan Redding except title track, written by Mozart, arranged by Redding. Words and music copyright 2003 by James Tristan Redding. Registered with BMI. All rights reserved.


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Union Pulse Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Founded by singer-songwriter James Tristan Redding, Union Pulse was an idiosyncratic icon at the intersection of Americana, roots rock, and alt-country. The band embodied James Redding's soul bound lyrics and leg bending rhythm. In their decade of recording and touring they released five original albums (and one live EP) and delivered over 700 performances throughout the lower 48 states. ... more

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