SONGS A​-​Z Co​-​writes, Covers & Collaborations (2004​-​2011)

by Robert LaSalle

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SONGS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

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released December 31, 2011

Writers and co-writers include Luke Freeman, Ben Trussell, Damon Albarn, Charlie Glover, Harold Arlen/E.Y. Harburg, Doug Jansen Smith, Jesse Shipley, Ludwig Van Beethoven/Leonard Bernstein/Stephen Sondheim, Rae Hering, Andrew Blevins and Charlie Blevins

All songs performed, produced, mixed & mastered by Robert LaSalle except
..."Fate" -Anthony Fossaluzza playing drums, bass & organs -Ben Trussell playing guitar
..."Hyena" -Luke Freeman playing guitar and drums
..."I'll Fly" -Robeen Dey co-arranged and organized the five drummers...drums recorded live at a 'Zombie Mansion' party
..."Painted Leaf" -Doug Jansen Smith engineering/co-producing
..."The Sunrise" -Robeen Dey co-producing/playing guitar
..."Then You Said My Name" -Rae Hering singing and playing piano
..."Uppers and Downers" -Luke Freeman playing drums

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Track Name: Fate (w/ Fossaluzza & Trussell)
now i see
i've got everything i need
i have forever
to make it history
i want to leave this lone
long forgotten stone
i've etched my purpose
and left it to be known

i'll have to wait for fate to favor me
as i seize the day
i'm living in my dreams
i'll have to save the best for eternity
hanging on for so long
for any hint of fate
i'll have to wait

now i see
i've got everything i need
it's now or never
to make it last forever
i won't leave this lone
long forgotten stone
it's never ending
goddam i'm not pretending i can wait

for fate to favor me
as i seize the day
i'm living in my dreams
i'll have to save the best for eternity
hanging on for so long
for any hint of fate
i'll have to wait

i'll have to wait for fate to favor me
as i seize the day
i'm living in my dreams
i'll have to save the best for eternity
hanging on for so long
for any hint of fate
i'll have to wait

now i see
i've got everything i need
Track Name: If I Were You and You Were Me (Trussell)
if i call you tomorrow
will you tell me how it feels that she is gone
could you hold my hand softly
and tell me that i would not be alone
could you let my heart sorrow
and tell me everything would be alright
could you talk to me long distance
and pretend that i am in your arms tonight

could you tell me the stories
of how she used to be
could you take away my worries
with love for you and me
could you sail across an ocean
that doesn’t have a wind
could you fly across a sky
that seems to have no end
could you cast all my worries
into a deep blue sea
would you let me drown
if i were you and you were me

this is you and this is me
this ain’t no sappy love song
this is life and this is death
and is this how it’s supposed to go

could you tell me the stories
of how she used to be
could you take away my worries
with love for you and me
could you sail across an ocean
that doesn’t have a wind
could you fly across a sky
that seems to have no end
could you cast all my worries
into a deep blue sea
would you let me drown
if i were you and you were me

mamma tell me where you are
should i wish upon a grave
should i wish upon a star
all the good things i remember
all the bad things i regret
all the love and all the lessons
that i could not forget

could you sail across an ocean
that doesn’t have a wind
could you fly across a sky
that seems to have no end
could you cast all my worries
into a deep blue sea
would you let me drown
if i were you and

i could sail across an ocean
that doesn’t have a wind
i could fly across the sky
that seems to have no end
i could cast all your worries
into a deep blue sea
would you let me drown
no, i wouldn’t let you drown
would you let me drown
if i were you and you were me
Track Name: I'll Fly (w/ Dey)
sick of being a bottom feeder
stuck inside this little pond
watching the big fish brawl
i've been doing this for so long
gotta learn to walk the walk
now that i know how to crawl
i gotta do it without the money or the magic wand

sick of being so sick in vein
so sick of swimming in circles
it's not about the game
or the best move on the board
it's not about what i deserve
but what i can do for this world
it's not a dream, i'm not asleep anymore

i'll make it to the top if i have to learn how to climb
i'll make it to the stars if i have to learn how to fly
i know i'm not alone here, i know how to shine
i'll crawl, i'll fall, i'll fly

angst is a burden on me
but a glimmer of hope
i won't choke, won't break a leg, i won't drop the soap
i'll lead if you want me to lead, i'll bleed for it
there's something in me that needs and needs for it

i'll make it to the top if i have to learn how to climb
i'll make it to the stars if i have to learn how to fly
i know i'm not alone here, i know how to shine
i'll crawl, i'll fall, i'll fly

it's not a fortune i seek or feigned fame or success
it's a voice that represents something louder than the voice in my head
it's truly a duty for me to rid the pain in my chest
to climb to the top of this and jump off the ledge

i'll make it to the top if i have to learn how to climb
i'll make it to the stars if i have to learn how to fly
i know i'm not alone here, i know how to shine
i'll crawl, i'll fall

i'll make it to the top if i have to learn how to climb
i'll make it to the stars if i have to learn how to fly
i know i'm not alone here, i know how to shine
i'll crawl, i'll fall, i'll fly
Track Name: On Melancholy Hill (Albarn)
up on melancholy hill
there's a plastic tree
are you here with me?
just looking out on the day
of another dream

well you can't get what you want
but you can get me
so let's set out to sea
'cause you are my medicine
when you're close to me
when you're close to me

so call in the submarines
'round the world we'll go
does anybody know, love
if we're looking out on the day
of another dream

if you can't get what you want
then you come with me

up on melancholy hill
sits a manatee
just looking out on the day
when you're close to me
when you're close to me

when you're close to me
Track Name: Our Last Words (LaSalle/Glover)
i'm thinking of our last words, darling
what i'll say to you
i'll say them from my heart
and i'll know you know it's true

i'm lost in this thought
that forever will find a way
i hope the words, "i love you, darling"
aren't the last words i say

if i can't stay

so i say darling, what should i say?
wish it wasn't over, wish it wasn't this way
it won't be over until you say it first
i'm hoping, darling, these aren't our last words
our last words

i don't want to leave right now
but you don't want me to stay
i'd say the meanest things, right now
but i'll go the honest way

this is what i say

i love you darling, that's all i say
wish it wasn't over, wish it wasn't this way
it won't be over until you say it first
i'm hoping, darling, these aren't our last words
our last words

i guess forever doesn't last
as an old flame dies
it seems to have found its way
as i, i say, forever goodbye

goodbye

oh darling, what will you say?
wish it wasn't over, wish it wasn't this way
it won't be over until you say it first
i'm hoping, darling, these aren't our last words

i love you darling, that's all i say
wish it wasn't over, wish it wasn't this way
it won't be over until you say it first
i'm hoping, darling, these aren't our last words
Track Name: Over the Rainbow (Arlen/Harburg)
somewhere over the rainbow
way up high
there's a land that i heard of
once in a lullaby

someday i'll wish upon a star
and wake up where the clouds are far
behind me
where troubles melt like lemon drops
away above the chimney tops
that's where you'll find me

somewhere over the rainbow
skies are blue
and the dreams that you dare to dream
really do come true

somewhere over the rainbow
bluebirds fly
if birds fly over the rainbow
oh why, why can't i?
Track Name: Painted Leaf (Jansen Smith)
i found a painted leaf in my pocket
grey clouds came rolling in
i thought the day was almost over
and then the sun came shining in
the sun came shining in

i knew the flowers would soon be leaving
i found them lying in their beds
(i'm lying in your bed)
then came a wind so warm and gentle
(you're so warm and gentle)
and they lifted up their heads
they lifted up their heads

the rain knew that it was falling
though the birds refused retreat
(la la la, la la la)
'tis the season to be winging
and they sounded oh so sweet
that song came, oh so sweet
so sweet, sweet to me, to me, to me

i'll be here, here with you
(i'm gonna be right here with you)

gathered dreams to fill my pocket
thought i'd bring them home to you
it's a way of warming winter
until the sun comes shining through

for when the sun comes shining through
i'm gonna be right here with you
when the sun comes shining through
i'm gonna be right here with you

i'm gonna be right here with you
Track Name: Royalties (LaSalle/Shipley)
i've grown, now i know
trust no, no one

in the middle of september
you had the nerve to knock on my door
for all i'm worth i'm a third of royalties
i don't need your money any more

but thank you for the inspiration
time has always been on my side
tick tock to the gloom of imagination
i signed your contract, suck on mine

i've grown, now i know
trust no, no one

i can sing too
trust you when you're dead
listen closely
to things that i've said

i've grown, now i know
trust no, no one

you had some words and a raspy voice
you met a guy with a microphone
i feigned your words with a song i wrote
and you made it all your own

a month went by all trust was lost
this time was stopped and this song was through
you signed my song, but you forgot
i write lyrics too

i can sing too
trust you when you're dead
listen closely
to things that i've said

i've grown, now i know
trust no, no one

stupid goddam royalties
Track Name: Somewhere (Beethoven/Bernstein/Sondheim)
there's a place for us
somewhere a place for us
peace and quiet and open air
wait for us
somewhere

there's a time for us
some day a time for us
time together with time spare
time to learn, time to care

some day, somewhere
we'll find a new way of living
we'll find a way of forgiving
somewhere

there's a place for us
a time and place for us
hold my hand and we're halfway there
hold my hand and i'll take you there

(i'll take you)
somehow
some day
somewhere
Track Name: Then You Said My Name (LaSalle/Hering)
i came from solid ground
where footsteps lead somewhere
somewhere i never found
i know it must be there

where virtue meets its vice
i stand to greet it
not knowing what i'll find
my body's leaving me

but then you said my name
then you said my name

the name means nothing more
than the way i hear it
knocking at my open door
i'm only here in spirit

but then you said my name
then you said my name

my body left me bare
amongst forgotten footsteps
footsteps that lead somewhere
i hear your voice somewhere

then you said my name
Track Name: Through and Through (LaSalle/Blevins/Blevins)
i threw down my heart
it landed right next to you
beat up my love
and wring out the exit wound

my heart beats in vain
but it will not break for you
you're racing my patience
our lifeblood is through

through and through
with all that you put me through
through with you
do what you want to do

you're racing my patience
though i've never had to wait
i'm long past that wreck
it looks like you lost that race

you wanted more
than i ever had to lose
i'd show you the door
but i've already made it through

through and through
with all that you put me through
through with you
do what you want to do

through and through
with all that you put me through
i'm through with you
find someone else to use

i don't need nothing
i got enough from you
hit the ground running
i don't care to see it through

loveless loveless
without you
drain my lifeblood through
drain my lifeblood through and through

through and through
with all that you put me through
through with you
do what you want to do

through with you
through with you
through and through
through and through

through and through