Beavers At Work

by Dr. Lindyke

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released August 26, 2011

Words: William Hoover
Music: Dave Leigh

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"Dr. Lindyke" is the nom de plume of William Hoover and Dave Leigh. William writes lyrics; Dave writes music. Though we write a lot, neither of us are really performers, and we LOVE it when people cover our songs. Please do.

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Track Name: Lake of the Flowers
LAKE OF THE FLOWERS
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In the old days, living in towers
Took a trip out to the Lake of the Flowers
Stopping by for a day, had to get away

And what was it they'd say?
(so wise and hair of grey)

Lake of the Flowers
It's been so inspiring
Where are the hours?
(They've all gone away)
Lake of the Flowers
You know my desires
So what's transpired
Since my escape?
(my escape!)

Take a drink here and never grow old
Beware the current where the river flows cold
But see the water wheel, it meant a great deal

Oh, what a way to feel!
(the picture is unreal!)

Lake of the Flowers
It's been so inspiring
Where are the hours?
(They've all gone away)
Lake of the Flowers
You know my desires
So what's transpired
Since my escape?
(my escape!)
Track Name: You Saved My Life Last Night
YOU SAVED MY LIFE LAST NIGHT
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A couple of thoughts through midnight minds
I became hypnotized, as so many do
As I stare at the firelight
And wake up screaming, and then come to

Without all the sirens and the lights
I could have slept there all night
But then the darkness gave way to grey
And the dimness into bright

Seems you saved my life last night
Though in some heart beats indifference
There's a courtship of life and death
But somehow this was different

The gutter isn't dirty
Unless you've never been there
Let me tell you, I've been knee-deep in it
It's just a question of who, what, and where

Past pictures rushed through my mind
To remind me of the good lines
From Arcadia to Trenholm to Taylor
Just reflections of other times

Seems you saved my life last night
Though in some heart beats indifference
There's a courtship of life and death
But somehow this was different
Track Name: Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
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Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
dfl - August, 2005

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Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
Lean your ear this way
Don't you tell a single soul
What I'm going to say
Christmas Eve is coming soon
Now you dear old man
Whisper what you'll bring to me
Tell me if you can

Johnny wants a pair of skates
Suzy wants a sled
Nelly wants a picture book
Yellow, blue and red
I want you to pray with me
To Jesus high above
Help me find a birthday gift
For the Lord of Love

And I want peace in Persia
And in old Jerusalem
I want everyone to welcome Him
When God comes home again
I want us to love one another
That's all I have to say
May peace and love surround us all
When we wake on Christmas day

[this reprise is preferably done by a choir, if you have one]
We pray for peace in Persia
And in old Jerusalem
We will welcome Him with open arms
When God comes home again
Let us love one another
What more is there to say?
May peace and love surround us all
When we wake on Christmas day

May peace and love surround us all
When we wake on Christmas day
Track Name: Looking for Truth
Looking for truth in the rain
I can't see your face any more
Is this life for me? Who does it ignore me?
Is seeing believing not like before?

You must open up sometimes
Caring's a curse others don't like
Love is so broken when words are not spoken
It seemed so good while maybe not right.

Funny how both of us need
Don't kiss me and then say good-bye
I'd like to explain through efforts in vain
While reaching for depths of your mind.

It changes so suddenly
And yes I fail to understand
Let me down easy and try to make me see
That is if you think you can.
Track Name: It Amazes Me
It Amazes Me
wmh

[verse]
It amazes me
How they have the time to bloom
But it puzzles me
Why the beauty fades so soon
On the mountains, in the valleys
The changes will abound
Where seasons end they all begin
And the world keeps spinning 'round
In all the things they do
It amazes me
That we live to see them through...

[chorus]
It keeps amazing me
How some sit and never know
It keeps amazing me
How some live and let them go
It just amazes me
How some notice only bad breaks
It just amazes me
How some notice only heartaches

[verse]
It amazes me
How they seem to slip us by
But it frightens me
Why we never wonder why
All too busy with our little lives
Another year has passed
Just watch the falling autumn leaves,
My friend, they never last
With all the things they do
It amazes me
That we live to see them through...

[instrumental break - trumpet]

[chorus]
It amazes me
How they have the time to bloom
It amazes me
Why the beauty fades so soon
It amazes me
How they seem to slip us by
It amazes me
Why we never wonder why

[chorus]
It keeps amazing me
How some sit and never know
It keeps amazing me
How some live and let them go
It just amazes me
How some notice only bad breaks
It just amazes me
How some notice only heartaches

[instrumental break - trumpet]
Track Name: Cleveland
I lived in Cleveland
Cleveland lived in me
The doubts I felt at first
Turned to trust and honesty

You lived your life on the line
Which few would ever do
And things you could never see
Meant the whole wide world to you

Held In Vigil
Blank paper and drying ink
No one could foresee
Your painful exit from this world
By the powers meant to be
Tomorrow won't see me
I'm gonna be leaving
And I Desire Simple
things...

Cleveland, tell me
Have you seen my wife?
She's my million-dollar gal
And I trust you with her life

Cleve, please rest in peace
You are still a guiding light
A brew or two at noon
A shot of whiskey every night

Held In Vigil
Blank paper and drying ink
No one could foresee
Your painful exit from this world
By the powers meant to be
Tomorrow won't see me
I'm gonna be leaving
And I Desire Simple
things...

[intrumental]

Held In Vigil
Blank paper and drying ink
No one could foresee
Your painful exit from this world
By the powers meant to be
Tomorrow won't see me
I'm gonna be leaving
And I Desire Simple
And I Desire Simple
And
I
Desire
Simple things...

I lived in Cleveland...
I lived in Cleveland...
(This one's for you, Otis)
I lived in Cleveland...
Track Name: Lester (work in progress)
LESTER
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Lester found a grinding stone on the shelf,
Beneath the dust of his old home
He took it to an older man to seek possession,
But on the way it turned to sand

And Lester said, “It was mine for a short while,
That, no one else can say!”
Oh, Lester, he loved and lost but he shares a smile anyway

Oh, Lester what did you find?
Anything at all?
Surely your lover seems most unkind
The unkindest of all!

[short break - like intro]

Lester saw a shooting star in the night,
Within his reach, but oh, so far
He took it to the neighbor's kids and said aloud
This one's yours if you only wish

And Lester said, “It was mine for a short while,
That, no one else can say!”
Oh, Lester, he loved and lost but he shares a smile anyway

Oh, Lester what did you find?
Anything at all?
Surely those kids seems most unkind
The unkindest of all

[instrumental break - hopefully steel drums here]

Lester swam across the way through the channel
And swears he found a brighter day
But Lester don't know what lies from tarnished foil
To burnished gold but still he tries

And Lester said, “It was mine for a short while,
That, no one else can say!”
Oh, Lester, he loved and lost but he shares a smile anyway

Oh, Lester what did you find?
Anything at all?
Surely those waters seem most unkind
The unkindest of all