Common Ground

Music and Lyrics by Dave Richards, Barb Doyle and Warren Ryd
© Copyright 2017

Will you love me
Can we agree
Resentments’ all that’s left, I fear
Endless rounds of bitter tears

Looking glass with many cracks
Distorts the truths I’m staring at
Reflections of the traits I lack
Hurtful words I can’t take back

C’mon, C’mon, C’mon, C’mon
C’mon, C’mon, C’mon, C’mon
C’mon, C’mon, C’mon, C’mon
Common Ground

Do you see me
Can I hear you
Cast in armor, set within our walls
Have we built our towers much too tall
Can we spare our crumbling house from fall
Will we ever stop

Call the people, come together
I’m reaching out please take my hand
We need to find some common ground
A house divided cannot stand

C’mon, C’mon, C’mon, C’mon
Common Ground
C’mon, C’mon, C’mon, C’mon
Common Ground

C’mon, C’mon, C’mon, C’mon
C’mon, C’mon, C’mon, C’mon
C’mon, C’mon, C’mon, C’mon
Common Ground

Album Credits
Barb - Lead and Background Vocals
Dave - Lead and Rhythm Guitars
Warren - Keyboards
Allan - Drums
Jim Norwood - Bass

 

Water’s Edge

Music and Lyrics by Barb Doyle
© Copyright 2016

Lay down your heartless swords of wisdom
Lay down your buried knives and stones
I don’t need your demon’s dust
Cause I’ve got some of my own
Tie up torn laces of your truths
Stop rattling those chains and plans
Behind your lies and fearless faces
You moved the line in the sand

You pushed me over the water’s edge
You pushed me over the water’s edge
You pushed me over the water’s edge
How far will I have to fall?

Oceans are all on fire
Sweet rain comes another day
I may walk with a heavy heart
If luck don’t come my way
Drink blindly from the hourglass
Truth alone may not exist
Perspective is designed by desire
Can I have another kiss?

You pushed me over the water’s edge
You pushed me over the water’s edge
You pushed me over the water’s edge
How far must I fall?
You pushed me over the water’s edge
You pushed me over the water’s edge
You pushed me over the water’s edge
How far will I have to fall?

But my heart is full of broken bones
It’s a quarter turn to make it on my own

You pushed me over the water’s edge
You pushed me over the water’s edge
You pushed me over the water’s edge
How far must I fall?
You pushed me over the water’s edge
You pushed me over the water’s edge
You pushed me over the water’s edge
How far will I have to fall?
You raked me over the water’s edge
Throw me over the water’s edge
How far will I have to fall?
How far do I have to crawl?
How far will I have to fall?

Album Credits
Barb - Lead Vocals, Bass
Dave - Lead and Rhythm Guitars
Warren - Keyboards, Drum Programming

 

Rock Star

Music and Lyrics by Dave Richards, Warren Ryd, and Barb Doyle
© Copyright 2014

He walked into a smoky bar
in his hand was a red guitar
And he stepped out of my imagination
It was back in 1983
And the years felt like infinity
And we knew he was our destination

He was a
Rock Star (hot for the ages)
Rock Star (filling up stages)
Rock Star ... playing that red guitar

Long hair flowing he took the stage
The crowd rose up as he played
And his pulse beat across the generations
Made that red guitar sing
Songs of love and wandering
Pouring his heart out with inspiration

He was a
Rock Star (hot for the ages)
Rock Star (filling up stages)
Rock Star... playing that red guitar

He was a
Rock Star (hot for the ages)
Rock Star (living as sages)
Rock Star (hot for the ages)
Rock Star, Rock Star!

Album Credits
Barb - Lead and Background Vocals
Dave - Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Bass, Background Vocals
Warren - Keyboards, Background Vocals, Drum Programming

 

So Long

Music by Dave Richards, Warren Ryd, and Barb Doyle
Lyrics by Barb Doyle
© Copyright 2016

So long,
No words come my way
Baby, I’m gone
Time cannot count the days
I been waiting,
Waiting for you
So strong,
You never seemed satisfied
Right or wrong,
No matter how hard I tried
You pushed me
Pushed me away

Now a man’s gotta live
And a man’s gotta choose
The path that fits his walkin shoes
As the world turns around
I hope that you found
A place where you can lie down too

So long,
I have come to terms
Baby, I’m strong,
hard lessons are learned
It’s been rough
I’m no longer your muse
Someday,
you will need to find
How to love,
and peace of mind
It’s not about
Whether you win or lose

Now a man’s gotta eat
And a man’s gotta choose
The path that fits his walkin shoes
As the world turns around
I hope that you found
A place where you can lie down too

Now I’ll pack up my belongings
And say … so long
So long
So, so long…

Album Credits
Dave - Lead Vocals, Lead and Rhythm Guitars
Barb - Bass, Background Vocals
Warren - Keyboards, Drum Programming

 

Stay

Music and Lyrics by Barb Doyle
© Copyright 2014

There are times when I can read your mind
And I know how you feel inside
Now I hope that I won’t let you down
All my fears push reason underground

Stay, stay
All my fears melt away
Stay, stay
I want you to stay

It gets harder every time I say
I realize I love you anyway
No guarantees that we will stay together
There’s a chance we can last forever

Stay, stay
All my fears melt away
Stay, stay
I want you to stay

I am blind but I can’t play the fool
I can’t deny that my soul drowns in you

I can read between the lines
I can see what’s behind your blue eyes
As your heart turns close to mine
To be with you is all I desire

Stay, stay
All my fears melt away
Stay, stay
I want you to stay

Album Credits
Barb - Lead and Background Vocals
Warren - Piano, Organ, Background Vocals, Drum Programming
Dave - Bass

 

Coyote Moon

Music and Lyrics by Warren Ryd
© Copyright 2014

Every time I see the moon I smile and think of you
I think about your gentle heart, how the tenderness shows through
My heart beats with the fondness of the melodies we share
And I dream about tomorrow as the moon-song fills the air

Coyote Moon, are you chasing for the sun
Your heart beats like a river dodging fences on the run
Coyote Moon, there's a wonder in your eye
You look at me and I am mystified

You asked me what happened, well the truth is I don't know
I never could quite understand the way the heart winds blow
I know that I cherish you and the moments that we share
And my heart's always beating when the moon-song fills the air

Coyote Moon, are you chasing for the sun
Your heart beats like a river dodging fences on the run
Coyote Moon, I see heaven in your eye
You look at me and I am mystified

Dream on… Dream on… Dream on…

Coyote Moon, are you chasing for the sun
Your heart beats like a river dodging fences on the run
Coyote Moon, there's a teardrop in your eye
You look at me and I am mystified
Yeah, you look at me and I am mystified

Album Credits
Warren - Lead Vocals, Piano, Keyboards, Drum Programming
Barb - Background Vocals, Accoustic Guitar
Dave - Bass

 

Higher

Music by Dave Richards and Warren Ryd
Lyrics by Barb Doyle
© Copyright 2016

You’re kind of dangerous, I’m in denial
Love’s adrenalin fuels my fire
Senses my fear; reveals my desire
Swear you feel the same; release can take us higher
I want to take us higher
I want us to go higher
You take me higher

The intensity of you thrills me to my bones
Caught in your web; sealed in your zone
Woven through light of heat and chrome
Unchained heart no longer my own
You’re my driver
You take me higher
I want us to go higher

You’re kind of dangerous, I’m in denial
Love’s adrenalin fuels my fire
Senses my fear; reveals my desire
Swear you feel the same; release can take us higher
I want us to go higher
Take me higher
You drive me higher

On fire-you drive me higher
On fire-you take me higher
I’m on fire-you’re kind of dangerous
I’m in denial
On fire-you take me higher
On fire- you take me higher
On fire- you take me higher
I’m on fire...

Album Credits
Barb - Lead Vocals, Percussion
Dave - Lead and Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals
Warren - Organ, Bass (Keyboard), Drum Programming

 

Limbo Land

Music by Dave Richards
Lyrics by Barb Doyle
© Copyright 2014

Bad dreams play in my head
I’ve tried to think this through
What I can’t seem to deny is
What I have to lose
Blinded by complacency
No reaction to your cues
I realize my apology is
Too long overdue

I’m in limbo land, limbo land
I’m in limbo land, limbo land

Sometimes you got to pull
Sometimes you got to push
But maybe I pushed too hard

I walk to remember
My memories with you
Given the chance to choose
I’d change everything I do
Bad dreams play in my head
I’ve tried to think this through
I wish I could somehow
Hear voices of you

I’m in limbo land, limbo land
I’m in limbo land, limbo land

Sometimes you got to pull
Sometimes you got to push
But baby I pushed too hard
Limbo land, limbo land
I’m in limbo land
I’m in limbo land…

Album Credits
Barb - Lead and Background Vocals, Percussion
Dave - Lead and Rhythm Guitar, Bass
Warren - Organ, Keyboards, Drum Programming

 

White Noise

Music and Lyrics by Dave Richards
© Copyright 2014

Bills overdue and the kids in high school
Just three more years and it’ll be cool
Work all day and often at night
Still not enough and the end’s not in sight

White noise is killing me
I need some peace and quiet
Can’t you see?
I’m drinking more and I’m sleeping less
Can’t someone help me to get out of this mess?

Turn off the white noise
White Noise
Stop the white noise
White Noise

Turn on the tv to get some rest
All that arguing and I’m not impressed
If everyone’s wrong then no one is right
C’mon baby there is no end in sight

White noise is killing me
I need some peace and quiet
Can’t you see?
I’m drinking more and I’m sleeping less
Can’t someone help me to get out of this mess?

Turn off the white noise
White Noise
Stop the white noise
White Noise

Once in awhile I need to have some fun
The band’s playing ‘till the midnight sun

Turn off the white noise
White Noise
Stop the white noise
White Noise
Turn off the white noise
White Noise
Stop the white noise
White Noise

Album Credits
Barb - Lead and Background Vocals
Dave - Lead and Rhythm Guitar, Bass, Background Vocals
Warren - Keyboards, Background Vocals, Drum Programming