Persistence of Memory

by Gabe Hizer

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1.
Memory 03:16
Memory Is there nothing left of us that you can still recall? Or have you pushed it down inside to just forget it all? I can see it clearly But you’ve blocked it all from your mind CHORUS: Oh…it’s a memory And sometimes…it’s a mystery But to you it’s a luxury / you can’t afford I remember every little thing you said to me Every touch and glance and every night you spent with me Call it stored emotion Love has got a way of hanging on. [Repeat CHORUS] BRIDGE: Sometimes the pain comes back at night and haunts you in the dark The lessons learned have burned you--but made you what you are
2.
Forever 02:30
FOREVER She won his heart, completely He fell for her, so sweetly Now they're together always Counting their Valentine Days CHORUS: Sometimes hard, sometimes easy to love Bound up in life together Hand in hand, with commitment to be One single pair, forever (forever, forever...) She takes his hand to her heart Presses it to her so hard He looks into her blue eyes She just looks back and then smiles CHORUS: Sometimes hard, sometimes easy to love Bound up in life together Hand in hand, with commitment to be One single pair, forever (forever, forever...) Bridge: And when the time comes when one of them must go At least there'll be a lifetime of mem'ries left to hold CHORUS: Sometimes hard, sometimes easy to love Bound up in life together Hand in hand, with commitment to be One single pair, forever (forever, forever, together, forever...)
3.
Time to Say Goodbye Listening to the pouring of the rain Knowing things will never be the same I can see the dark clouds coming, forming in the sky... Nothing left but time to say goodbye I know soon the rain will stop its fall And the sun will shine above it all Thoughts about tomorrow may not help me much today... I've still got to get thru all the pain Oh oh, I wish this all were done Oh oo oh, it hurts to hurt someone Puddles on the ground and muddy shoes Making one last trip to break the news I can hardly bear to speak as she starts to cry... Nothing left but time to say goodbye Nothing left but time... to say... goodbye
4.
The Ballad of Joey and the Bottle of Booze Joey said he didn't know right from wrong Said he didn't know a thing When he broke into that jewelry store And stole that diamond ring Might as well make a good night of it So he stole that bottle of booze Now his lawyer's try to tell the jury Joey didn't have the mind to choose CHORUS Sometimes in life things ain't what they seem Take it on faith from me When you've been 'round the block a time or two Life can look a little crazy! Well, Joey took the stand in his self defense And he did one hell of a job When he stepped down everyone was sure Joey didn't have the brains to rob Well, the judge wasn't havin' no part of this He threw out the jury's call: “Six months in the slammer ought to straighten you out. You can stare at the damn cell wall!” [repeat CHORUS] So they took Joey down to his jail cell Slammed that metal gate closed Ten minutes later his cell mate Had punched him square in the nose They had no choice but to take him To the jail infirmary Where somehow the papers got all messed up Joey walked out of jail scot free! [repeat CHORUS]
5.
The Lesson 04:19
THE LESSON It’s a lesson to be learned No one said it’s easy to love Everyone gets burned When the heat is turned way up It’s the time When you’re out on your own Your heart turns to stone For a while… You can’t see That there’s light up ahead All you know is the darkness inside… Sit alone in your room Read a book from start to the end Stare up at the moon Don’t return a call from a friend It’s the time When you’re out on your own Your heart turns to stone For a while… You can’t see That there’s light up ahead All you know is the darkness inside… [Musical Bridge] It’s a lesson to be learned Listen hard to the sound of your voice Catch the tremble and the urge You’re convinced that you have no choice But in time When you’re out on your own Your heart turns to stone For a while You can’t see That there’s light up ahead All you know is the darkness inside… Ooohhhh, yeaaaahhhh….
6.
Under Western Skies The canyon river rose I watched the melting snow Under western skies I knew this day would come When you would leave my home Under western skies You want to watch the sun Sink behind the waves Under western skies So I bid you faretheewell And hope you find your dream Under western skies Oh, but I will still remain I’m rooted to this soil I’ll live out all my days In peace…and toil. Your letter came today Another baby born Under western skies I plow the fields again And pray once more for rain Under western skies Oh, but I will still remain I’m rooted to this soil I’ll live out all my days In peace…and toil. Someday down the line You’ll stand atop this hill Under western skies And gaze down on these fields While you remember me Under western skies Oh, you’ll know that I remained Rooted to this soil And lived out all my days In peace…and joy. Oh…………….
7.
Falling Down 03:17
Falling Down I was driving down the highway when the lights went out No one in the winter storm could see Someone up ahead hit the exit sign Snow was piling up…like in a dream Falling down, falling down Easy when the lights are dark in town Falling down, falling down Even with our lights we’re falling down I decided to turn off the road and wait a while Hoping that a plow would clear the way But twenty years of hoping’s no guarantee That tomorrow somehow starts another day Falling down, falling down Easy when the lights are dark in town Falling down, falling down Even with our lights we’re falling down The winter wind it howled and sang and froze my memory And by the time I melted it was clear I couldn’t see Falling down, falling down Easy when the lights are dark in town Falling down, falling down Even with our lights we’re falling down
8.
Searchin’ Outside for My Soul I was drivin’/ thru the mountains Lookin’ high/ and lookin’ low I didn’t find/ what I was after ‘Cause I was searchin’ outside for my soul I made money/ filled my pockets With lots of silver/ and gold But I never/ felt happy ‘Cause I was searchin’ outside for my soul Bridge: Everytime I try to take control Seems I find [2d time: dig] myself in a bigger hole! I tried teaching/ I tried preaching Working hard/ or not at all But I never/ found fulfillment ‘Cause I was searchin’ outside for my soul ‘Cause I was searchin’ outside for my soul
9.
I Will Be There For You Words seem so easy to say When you're all alone Then they just go away When you pick up the phone There are no words for this But one thing is clear I will be there for you Even if you're not here I know you had to go To sort things out You needed time alone You had so many doubts And it just tears me up That I can't hold you near But I will be there for you Even if you're not here. [instrumental section] And it just tears me up That I can't hold you near But I will be there for you I will be there for you I will be there for you Even if you're not here.
10.
Some Things Never Change He’s not as sharp as he once was Sometimes he forgets my name But he laughs and carries on like he always did I guess some things never change Mama confides that her hands are full The old man’s not easily tamed He’s stubborn but sometimes he’s gentle, too I guess some things never change I really should visit I really should call I’m caught up in my life I’m giving my all… He used to sing with the best voice in town Now a whisper is all that remains But he is still humming his harmonies I guess some things never change We finally moved him to Manor Rest Home Sometimes I feel so ashamed He flirts with the nurses, he hates the food I guess some things never change! I really should visit I really should call I’m caught up in my life I’m giving my all… He can be selfish or angry or rude But I love him just the same He’ll never say that he loves me, too… I guess some things never change, I guess some things never change.
11.
Let Me Fall On You Everybody tells me I’m living way too fast They underestimate me, I’m built to last But if I’m gonna fall, let me fall on you I know you’re worried; you’ve seen me slide But you’re just seeing my weaker side If I’m gonna fall, let me fall on you. Chorus: You’re the rock that’s always there You bring me comfort and loving care You seem to know when times are tough You’re the one who always holds me up I know I’ve been drinking more than I should Hanging ‘round these bars ain’t doing me no good, no But if I’m gonna fall, let me fall on you Got me a steady job, a-workin’ nine to five Don’t pay much money but it’s keepin’ me alive And if I’m gonna fall, let me fall on you (repeat chorus) Nobody’s perfect, no one’s a saint I’m a survivor, just making my own way. But if I’m gonna fall, let me fall on you If I’m gonna fall, let me fall on you Let me fall on you
12.
Paris Café 04:06
Paris Café It was my first day in Paris I didn’t know a soul on the Seine So I wandered up and down the streets Hoping I’d forget your name I drank a glass of Muscat And ate some reblochon But everywhere I turned I felt that you were gone Chorus: Why did you have to say goodbye? Why did you have to leave that day? I thought we had the best in life But life got in our way. You finally closed the door And left me standing there With nothing left for me to do or say-- That’s why I’m in this French café It was my first night in Paris The lights all glowed like pearls And everywhere I looked I saw Those pretty Paris girls. But I just walked right by them And toward the Notre Dame Hoping that this big ol’ church Would take away my pain Chorus: Why did you have to say goodbye? Why did you have to leave that day? I thought we had the best in life But life got in our way You finally closed the door And left me stranded there With nothing left for me to do or say-- That’s why I’m in this French café Bridge: How many times have you been on my mind? I couldn’t count the memories left behind. Repeat 1st Chorus Tag: With nothing left for me to do or say-- That’s why I’m in this French café Oo-oo-oo-oo-oo.

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Release date: April 5, 2010

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Gabe Hizer Nashville, Tennessee

More than 175 of my songs, many still in unfinished format, can be found on my main website, www.GabeHizer.com. I invite you to stop by my site!

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