Barry Bliss

Titles/Lyrics

Your God Hates You
Joan of Arc
Rasputin
It's Not Going to Happen
On Your Own
I Know
A Bullet in the Dark
They Can Call Me Troll
When War Starts
Rolling
Ordinary Man
All I Really Want
If I Was.....
All Over Now
A Brand New Day
Auschwitz
Full Moon
I Rise
No Religion
Jimmy Bob
A Rose
Nothing's Real
Jesus
A Blaze of Glory
I Wore...
You Think You Are
Taking My Time
Torture Chamber
River Dancer
If I Were Different
Free Again
In the Blink of an Eye
Evil?
Hey-Ho
The Time
Chris and Carmen
Arnold/Condi
Tonight
Here and Now
I Started Out
Winner (Giver?)
Born to Travel
Beat
You Were Once Cool
That is Suicide
Can't Get On a Cloud
Underground Club
Wish
The End
Everybody Wants
In My Dream
(Wo)Manhattan
Where Are They Now?
Wild is Best (form. Local's Best)
The Hard Way
I Never Did Think

Becoming Free
Becoming Free
The American Dream
You're Fading Away
A Visit (A Liar Pretended..)
Bound To Win
If I Were Crushed
My First Song of the Year (There Is No Greatest..)

Life Is Fair
Thank You
Sasha
Pray to the Void
Play
Empathy is Bliss
Fire
Pigeon
Life is Fair
Who?
Old
I Don't Believe in Anything
Vincent

Longwood Avenue
We Can Dance
It's Okay
Starting Right Now
Revolution
13
An Asshole's Food Market
The Truth
48
It Ain't Easy
No One Knows Everything
Longwood Avenue
James Boyd

Last One
God Damn
Heather
One Last Album
Backpack
We All Want a Big Break
Believe Me
Oh, I Pray
Sidewalk
Thanks

I Was Wrong
My Watch
I Never Give Up
Demon in Hell
The Apocalypse
Dr. Norman Finkelstein
Living in a World
Fuck Drugs

Karma
Flexibility
Behind a Man Gone Mad
My Name is Ray
Pro Sports = Braed and Circuses
There's Me and There's You
Start
Be Done
Karma
There Must Be
Grace

Truths Put Into Rhyme
Lord Knows I Try
You're Anorexic
When We Were Young
It's Nice
It'll Be Too Late
I Love Her
I'm Not A Liar
Wherever You Go
Angels Are Calling
Do Not Call Upon Jesus
If
   
Barry Bliss, Copyright 1994-2015   

Plus more.


Rasputin

Rasputin was never a monk.

Rasputin was not mad.

Those are lies that you tell.

 Why are you afraid to simply tell the truth?

 Must be because you've become accustomed to living in hell.

 Rasputin was a man

like any other man.

 He loved his wife

and his family.

 Rasputin spoke his mind.

 Rasputin told the truth.

 Rasputin went down in history.


 and in the wind there is a spirit

 and it cannot be controlled.

 It cannot be bought

and it cannot be sold.

 no one can capture it and take it to a pub with them.

 It's a spirit that is free

and the spirit was with him.


Rasputin was no devil.

Rasputin was no angel

but overall he was a man of peace.

 Rasputin did not cause the fall of the Russina Empire.

he simply prophesied that it would become deceased.


and in the wind there is a spirit

and it cannot be controlled

It can't be bought

and it can't be sold.

no one can capture it and take it to a library with them.

 It's a spirit that is free

and the spirit was with him.


The goal

is to live life for real.

 To give

way more than you steal

and to not deny it

when you've got sex appeal.

This is the way

of anyone who will be saved.


Rasputin you say was tricked

but I can see down deeply.

I say he probably just didn't care.

My guess is he sensed some kind of imminent danger

yet still he followed Prince Yusapov down there.

Rasputin was poisoned.

Rasputin was shot.

Rasputin was castrated on the floor.

Rasputin was still alive as his body sunk below the ice.

His presence then sensed for nevermore.


and in the wind there is a spirit

and it cannot be controlled.

It cannot be bought

and it cannot be sold.

Nobody can capture it and drag it up on stage with them.

It's a spriti that is free

and the spirit was with him.

and in the wind there is a spirit

and it cannot be controlled.

It can't be purchased

and it can't be sold.

and it's those that take the risks that live enobled lives.

All the rest just fade away

like the assholes that conspired to kill him that night.


Rasputin was never a monk.

Rasputin was not mad.

Those are lies you tell.


Copyright 2006--Barry Bliss

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The Hard Way

I woke up one morning
after going to see The Voyces.
My wife had gone to work.
Our room was bathed in light.
The night before she asked me
did I believe we'd live apart.
I said yes. She agreed
and then we said "goodnight".

The changes in my life
have frozen me each morning
but then by the night time
they've warmed me with their light.
You don't know where you're going
until it's too late to turn back.
There's pain. There's suffering
but what the hell, that's life.

Four years of growing.
Four years of working together.
Four years of sharing food
and talking about the things we'd seen.
Now, shes not sentimental
and I'm a god-damned gangsta.
Still, when you're real, pain hurts.
It's called being a human being.

The changes in my life
have killed me every morning,
but then by the night time
they've brought me back to life.
You don't know where you're going
until it's too late to turn back.
There's pain. There's suffering
but what the hell, that's life.

Here's a bridge for you.
You can use it to cross on over.
I've built a bridge for you.
You can take it to the other side.
Here's bridge for you.
I don't give a shit, you can burn it once you get there.
Here's a bridge for you
and it needn't be too wide.

She's out there.
I'm right here.
Things have changed.
That woman's no longer my wife.
The president and I, we differ
cuz I don't live in fear
and I'd rather be killed in a horrible way
than to take somebody's life.

You can't turn back time.
A mother's child, it grows up.
The mother stands there silently
as her young man walks away.
Some say it's better to survive
by shucking and jiving and bluffing.
I say it's better to tell the truth
even when it means being blown away.
I confess.
I do
like living
the hard
way.


Barry Bliss � 2004-2013

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I'm Not Bitter

I'm not bitter

and it just keeps getting better

and I'm happy for you

and all the love you've got


Something has lifted.

It's not just that I'm gifted.

I'm blessed, too.

I hope nobody's not.


I'm not mad.

I'm not sad.

I could cling,

but I choose to not.


It's hard to explain

this lack of scarcity and strain.

It's just that acceptance

has untangled the knot

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See, I can write too

and I can dance too

and I can sing too.

I'm here too.

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I'm not sorry

that my life is not a party.

I've always liked working out

more than hanging around.


I'm not jaded.

My vision hasn't faded.

Into the mire I waded,

but then I waded right back out.

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See, I can write too

and i can dance too.

I can see too.

I'm here for you.

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It's wonderful.

It's fine.

The past is

behind.

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I'm not bitter/and I'm no quitter

I can't get any fitter/with the amount of time I've got.


Sure I love you. /Again, I'm happy for you.

The plant has grown/and may soon need a larger pot.


Barry Bliss, Copyright 2017


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Everything That I Need


G  C  Am  D

C  D  G


it's cloudy outside

but they say there's no chance of rain.

I've got to go to work today,

but then it's Saturday again.

The wind's blowing my blanket

that I hung out on the window guard.

Who knows if I'll ever have a clothes line

in the middle of a yard.


I've got a rock that I cna lift

and two windows that let in sunlight.

I put blankets over them

to shut out the artificial light at night.

I've got an internet connection

and a laptop that's holding up well.

i've got a guitar and a room where I can sing

about how Earth is Hell.

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 Just as it's true

that an oak tree rows out of a seed.

It's true that I have everything that I need.

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 My fire-resistant box serves as a sturdy base

for a clip-on lamp that I have.

I've got a cool mist humidifier that keeps my skin moist

so I never need salve.

I've got a whole lot of comforatble t-shirts

and a big pile of clean underwear.

i've got an electric clipper and a razor 

so that if i'd like I can cut my hair.

There's a jar in the corner

and in it I've sometimes peed.

Holly rip roaring rollers I have everything that I need.

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CHORUS

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Life can be hard

and some folks are really suffering.

All I know

is that I have an obligatin as a human being

to use all these gifts

to do something for mankind.

I need to set a great example by putting it all op the line.

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Socks, pens, paper.

I have all of these things.

CDs, a fan, and duffle bags.

Who needs diamond rings.

Books and toilet paper,

some candles and a clock.

I told brian Speaker we should all stick together

and he told me it wastime to rock

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Is it true, there's a type of horse called a steed?

I'm not sure, but I am sure that I have everything that I need.

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 Just as it's true, that an elm tree grows out of a seed

It's true that I have everything that I need.


 I have everything that I need. X4

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 Barry Bliss, Copyright 2017