Love & Murder

Just Like Real Life

Stay, stay
Stay with me stay until the morning
Stay with me stay until it’s dark again
Stay in this house stay until the morning
Stay in this house stay until it’s dark again
Stay in my room

Even when I’m gone
Stay in my bed

I’ll give you movies
I’ll give you paperbacks
I’ll give you stories
I’ll give you everything
I’ll give you dreams of your own
Just like real life
I’ll make them up

I’ll give you overtures
I’ll give you galleries
I want your secrets
Give me your everything

I’ll keep you here in the morning, here when it’s dark again
You’ll never know when it’s morning, or when it’s dark again
I’ll keep you here
I’ll keep you here in the morning, here when it’s dark again
You’ll never know when it’s morning, or when it’s dark again
My blinds are down

All light’s electric.

© Duffy-Howard

On the Run


Last night I killed my lover
Saw the blood glisten on the knife
My lover treat me bad
Just like no man should treat his wife
Now I wake up in the morning
Hold my head up to the sun
I raise my hands up to the sky
Lord what have I done
What have I done
Oh Lord what have I done

No more will he beat me
No more will I fear
No more will I see the blood go
Round and round my dear
No daydreaming to save me
But he say’s he’s got a gun
I raise my hands up to the sky
Lord what have I done
I’m on the run
Oh Lord I’m on the run

I’m on the run but the sun shines down
I’m on the run but the sun shines down
I’m on the run but the sun shines down
‘Cause I’m set Free

Yeah the sun shines down, down on me
Yeah the sun shines down ’cause I’m set free
Yeah the sun shines down, down on me
‘Cause I’m set free.

© 2010 Duffy-Howard

Brewin’ Up

There’s a storm brewin’ up
With the high tides of spring
It takes me right back
To when you would be king
And lavender blue
In the still wintery sun
Seen lavender so many colours since then
When you whispered by the water

Quick teach me time love and
Slow show me how
Leave yourself here
Eventually, now
If you show me and tell me
And want it for free
I’ll forget all I’ve learned
And I’ll be
Just like me

There’s a storm brewin’ up
Over the lake
And the stars in the bright sky
Light up our way
‘Til daybreak
And the crow flies, comin’ at you
You said, “You can learn a thing or two
From the crows”
Flyin’ out!

Quick teach me time love and
Slow show me how
Leave yourself here
Eventually, now
If you show me and tell me
And want it for free
I’ll forget all I’ve learned
And I’ll be
Just like me

Oh after all when it’s all said and done…
When it’s all said and done
And the storms been and gone…
When the storm’s been and gone
After all this
I’ll always protect you from crows.

© Duffy-Howard

Sing-Sing For Everything


Heartland hinterland faeryland brotherland
Wonderland Alice in, in Berlin, heroin
Origin heretic addict or contradict
Lunatic moonatic rhetoric
Homesick or heartsick
Homesick or heartsick

Wallow in swallow reject or collect
Or inject or infect one magpie and
Shoofly don’t bother me
Shoofly don’t bother me
Just leave me alone.
Space and iconoclast, dream we drink dew of sun
Potion emotion the animal wild to run
Whippoorwill mystical Rosalie evermore
Rosalie come to me, Rosalie on the floor
Sing-Sing
Sing-Sing for everything
Stand up and Sing-Sing
Sing-Sing for everything….Everything!

Oh honey, miss you when you’re gone.

Orbital aerial legend or pretend
You can leave, or believe in the
Looking glass Alice through
Sky blue forever true
Catch a wing Lulu is fracturing
Breakin’ up, breakin’ up

But you know you can stand up and
Sing-Sing
Sing-Sing for everything
Stand up and Sing-Sing
Sing-Sing for everything….Everything!

And when it’s all over, all said and done….
Then there’s the coming down again….

© Duffy-Howard

Palms Up

Palms up, I remember
Ragged shore, secret grey slate places.
Next time the darkness hits the light
Meet me there, we can wait.

Until then, back to the eye of God.
We stand face up to the coming storm.
Come and get me on a seamless night,
One step forward, standing still.
Come and get me on a seamless night.
Standing still, do what you will.

Palms up, I remember
Drifting smoke curls around the misty moor.
Next time the stone turns, hear the coming dawn.
Meet me there, I’m waiting still.

Come and get me on a seamless night.
Standing still, do what you will.

© Duffy-Howard