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All the songs in this album were written for Travis Langworthy's SpinTunes competition. These are the official entries. Shadow entries are found in the album, "Shadows"

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released January 26, 2013

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Some rights reserved. Please refer to individual track pages for license info.

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Dr. Lindyke Union

"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: Wake Me When It's Over
WAKE ME WHEN IT'S OVER
=================

Babe, you know I’m leaving
I’m going home
I can hear my name called in the light
I don’t want you grieving
There’s no need for tears
Everything will turn out right

Revel in the time we had to share
Celebrate the memories that you keep
The answers to your questions
Surely lie above
Now it’s time for me to sleep

Wake me when it’s over
Have a party while I’m growin’ colder
And maybe cry into your beer
Because you think that I’m not there

But...
I’ve got a first-class ticket into Paradise
And if you love me you will see me, just close your eyes
And we will spend eternity
In love so endlessly
And when the living ends you’ll see
It’s never over

[instrumental]

I’ve got a first-class ticket to the afterlife
And we’ll forever be together when it comes your time
And we will spend eternity
Bathed in love so endlessly
‘Cause when your life is done you’ll see
It’s never over
Track Name: Prayer For Peace
PRAYER FOR PEACE
============

Every mother, every father
Every daughter and son
Pledges eternal vigilance
Until the victory is won
Pledges eternal vigilance
Until the victory is won

Sha-alu Shalom Yirushalayim
(pray for the peace of Jerusalem)
Halleluja Adonai
(praise to God, the Lord)
Sha-alu Shalom Yirushalayim
Pray for the peace of the City of Peace

Cradled in our Nation's Tunnel
In darkness as death rains from the sky
May the Lord protect us
That today we will not die
May the Lord protect us
That today we will not die

Sha-alu Shalom Yirushalayim
(pray for the peace of Jerusalem)
Halleluja El Shaddai
(praise to God, the God of All)
Sha-alu Shalom Yirushalayim
Pray for the peace of the City of Peace

I stand on the West Bank
Amid the pain and tears
As a rabbi prays for violence
I can't believe my ears
As a rabbi prays for violence
I can't believe my ears

May the Lord remind us
Not to spill our brothers' blood
May the Lord remind us
Not to spill our brothers' blood

Sha-alu Shalom Yirushalayim
(pray for the peace of Jerusalem)
Elohim hu ahava
(God is love)
Sha-alu Shalom Israel
Pray for the peace of Israel
Track Name: Politics and Promises
POLITICS AND PROMISES
==================

Politics and Promises
I lie awake each night
And think of all the lucky men who died before the fight
And those who still are with us
Who revel in delight
To use our simple apathy to get ahead in life

Six a.m.Thursday how late this city sleeps
A stray dog chases pigeons up and down the empty streets
There the Hyland donor wrenches out his wrinkled hands
Counting all his needle marks and wishing they were friends

Just up the street, on 23rd and Main
There stands an all glass building where our laws are made
Transparent to some, mirror-like to most
Who cater to the press and wear those fancy clothes

[Instrumental break]

You can sing me to sleep
With your billy club in hand
But does the riot become quiet
With the silence of just one man?

Breathe your words on me
Have me lay my weapons down
Find a compromise to satisfy
The hatred we found.

I can take a piece of you
You can take a piece of me
Someone dies - someone cries
Maybe friends or enemies.
Brother let me tell you now that your hatred is wack
If it's ok to you then you're on the wrong track.

[instrumental break]

Beside the all glass building there stands a golden steeple
A symbol of religion to all god-fearing people
People who confuse beliefs and making laws
Who bend the system far enough to grease some local palms

Yeah, go ahead, does it make you feel better
Read a selection from the Good Book's letters
Read me the part about love thy neighbor
And read me the part about a baby saviour
But read for your own how to cast the stones
And read for your own how friendship is sown
So yeah, go ahead, did it make you feel better
Did the baptism take or just make you wetter?

[Instrumental break]

Broken glass promises
In the shadows of the Big House
The White House
It doesn't matter what louse
Is makin' 'em
they're fakin' 'em
they're takin' 'em
they're breakin' 'em
they're tellin' us
they're savin' us
and all the while
they're playin' us

Six a.m. Thursday how late this city sleeps
The politician awakes from his adulterous deceit
Political ambition taken from the donor's hands
And the promise of reform ain't gonna change his plans
(and he's got plans, baby)

Politics and Promises
I lie awake each night
And think of all the lucky men who died before the fight
And those who still are with us
Who revel in delight
To use our simple apathy to get ahead in life
Track Name: Famous Last Words
If you had the chance to pass on
A message to the world
What would you want to say?
If you saw a light and you knew
The end was drawing near
Tell me what would you say?

Famous Last Words...
Famous Last Words...

We can't change the cards that we're dealt
But we can decide how to play them
We're stuck with the feelings we've felt
But we can decide how to say them

You've the power to create a brand new world
(A Whole New World)
Why not make it something grand?
(A new fantastic point of view)
The good that you do will bring good right back to you
(That's Karma!)
So why not lend a helping hand?

Famous Last Words...

If I had just three words to shout
I think I'd just shout, "Tell the truth"
The brick walls aren't there to keep us out
They're there so that we can show proof
That we want it
And I want it!
Don't you want it?

You've the power to create a brand new world
(A Whole New World)
Why not make it something grand?
(A new fantastic point of view)
The good that you do will bring good right back to you
(That's Karma!)
So why not lend a helping hand?

If you had the chance to forgive
Letting by-gones pass you by
Why not do it today?
The only thing we have is Time
And not so much as you'd think
As you'll find out someday

Famous Last Words...
Famous Last Words...
Famous Last Words...
Famous Last Words...
Track Name: Cock Fight
We are the mighty Cocks!
We have impressive jocks!
Champions true it IS plain to see
Four years straight we've licked those pussies
We'll tear down their defence
They said no, but they meant YES!
We'll thrust our balls into the end zone!
GO! GAME! COCKS!

<East grandstand> "GO!"
<West grandstand> "COCKS!"
<East grandstand> "GO!"
<West grandstand> "COCKS!"

We'll dominate them all
Our Cocks are un-beat-a-ble
Pounding again into the end zone!
GO! GAME! COCKS!

<audience> GO COCKS!
Track Name: Memory of a Future Past
MEMORY OF A FUTURE PAST
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I saw the city's silhouette
From a distant blinding light
Through the trees and clouds
The flash was seen
For miles throughout the night.

And the snow was almost blinding
With the water still as glass
Reflecting bursts of fire
The smoke was sent on higher
It happened all too fast.

The beauty soon was gone
As the shock waves finally came
The men began to run
From the fury freed from a captive sun
Soon followed by the rain.

The birds refused to sing at all
The streets were filled with death
Survivors soon were late
The earth had passed away
While no one had been blessed.

It had only taken moments
To fill the skies with pain
But now all times has gone
And life has done the same

Then I awake to realize
The visions I have seen
Beheld by older eyes
Are memories of how things will have been
For no one escapes disaster
Not the victims, not the master
What's the use, there's no excuse
When the rain has quit can you live?
Track Name: The Square
THE SQUARE
===========
We are the children
Of Tiananmen square
So little and so much has changed
Since our comrades died down there

We thought we could cure the world
Of a desperate disease
We'd find a way to make it work
Not just for freedom, but for peace

Peace or Freedom
The choice is up to you
Fear itself often frightens me, too
But every battle needs survivors
There are some things you should fight for
And with courage and with will
We can fight for them still!

We marched a million strong
To parade upon the Square
We were sticks and stones against the storm
We had nothing to compare

Our signs and banners
They never stopped a thing
But though the cause seems lost right now
We will return again in the Spring
More than a billion strong!

Peace or Freedom
The choice is up to you
Fear itself often frightens me, too
But every battle needs survivors
There are some you should fight for
And with the courage and with will
We can fight for them still!
Track Name: Why?
WHY
wmh 2.2.14

Time seems to wave goodbye to the past
But what does time hold for a man like me?
I’ve little to lose and nothing to gain
And all I have now are these memories

Lost in a cascade of my dreams
From long ago until today
The friends I made in my youth
Have long since drifted away

Why does it have to happen?
Why did it happen to us?
Why can’t the hour glass let us be?
Why can’t the sundial turn to dust?

Seems I remember you from just yesterday
You must be the friend I knew long ago
Aren’t you the one I met as a child?
I believe what I believe ‘cause I know
I believe what I believe 'cause it's so

In years gone by I’ve questioned creation
But the answer was as easy as Pi
All life’s legacy is a circle
We shall all live life and then die

Why does it have to happen?
Why did it happen to us?
Why can’t the hour glass let us be?
Why can’t the sundial turn to dust?

Seems I remember you from just yesterday
You must be the friend I knew long ago
Aren’t you the one I met as a child?
I believe what I believe ‘cause I know
I believe what I believe 'cause it's so
Track Name: I Hate Myself For Loving You
It's an old story... she loves him; he barely knows she exists. She can't get close, but she can't leave either. That's the kind of love a person can only hate. And she's no one to blame but herself.

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I Hate Myself For Loving You
wmh 2.17.14

I hate myself for loving you
The way you walk and all you do
Let’s just face it and be through
‘cause I hate myself for loving you

Every time that you walk by
I pray you'll look my way
And in some moment catch my eye
But once again you turn away

As time went by I saw the signs
I’m not Ray Charles but I was blind
Then in my heart I found a way
But that’s old news...

[chorus]
Was it love?
I couldn’t say it never was in any way
But facts are facts, and this much is true
I hate myself for loving you

Come tomorrow the skies will clear
From partly cloudy to severe
And as the days grow longer I won't fear
The end’s in sight...

I bounce and crawl from day to day
I want to drop these keys and walk away
I try to tell you in all I do
But it’s another lie...

[chorus x2]
Track Name: An Historical Account Of The Life And Accomplishments Of Abraham Lincoln Of Which Every Word Is True I Swear
Every good lie is anchored in the truth.

====

When Lincoln was a little child
His mother built a boat of reeds
And sailed him down the river Nile
That flows through Mississippi
(oh! Mississippi!)

A child of Negro slaves
Lincoln taught us wrong from right
His every photograph
Integrated black and white
(oh! black and white)

A man without precedent
He became our 14th President
He discovered that slavery was wrong...

The Emancipation Proclamation he signed into law
Such dedication to a nation no one ever saw

He built an army great and strong
And he marched them down South to face the pharoah
And there was Jefferson Davis
On his throne upon the Pyramid
And Lincoln said...LET MY PEOPLE GO!

Then he built an underground railroad
With a shovel he made from a skull
And the timbers he split with his hands
And the steel of his resolve
And Lincoln said...LET MY PEOPLE GO!

And there were plagues upon the South
And it burned with Sherman's Fire
And the conflagration rose
It was fueled by Lincoln's ire
And the firstborn were devoured
By gators from the swamp
And Tar Baby, he said nothing.
Yeah, Tar Baby, he said nothing!

And there in the Dust Bowl
Davis was laid low
And he bowed his head to Lincoln
And he let the people go
As they danced into Ford's theater
To celebrate the day
Lincoln stayed behind and then he quietly stole away

And somewhere in the wilderness
Stands a cabin made of wood.
Yes, right now in the wilderness
Stands a cabin made of wood.
With a stovepipe hat upon a nail.
And a fence made of split rail
Track Name: Date Night (ft. Cherry Pi)
DATE NIGHT
by Dr. Lindyke

[tv noises]

[she] This movie’s not very good. I’m bored.
[he] Well, it IS date night. [turns off tv] What would you like to do?
[she] I don’t know, Let’s do something different.

[he] hmmm... different...
Baby I know you like to have a good time...
Well, the phone is off the hook and the kids are at your mom’s
May I suggest a little game where we can have a few kicks
A little more entertaining than a night of Netflix?

[she] go on...

It’s a little bit of whip, a little bit of chain
It’s a little bit of pleasure, a little bit of pain
It’s a little bit of you and a little bit of me
Baby, let’s go to bed sore and wake up happy.

[dialogue over the groove]
[she] I was kind of hoping you’d go there
[he] oh, really?
[she] In fact, I got us a little present, just in case.
[he] oh, REAlly?
[she] oh, yeaaaaah….

*snikt!*

[she takes the reigns]
To keep you in your place ‘cause I like it rough
Let me introduce you to my brand-new cuffs
They’re covered in fur so they don’t chafe
And you can pick a word to keep you safe

It’s a little bit of whip, a little bit of chain
It’s a little bit of pleasure, a little bit of pain
It’s a little bit of you and a little bit of me
I want to go to bed sore and wake up happy.

[he] Babe, they say if nothing’s ventured, nothing’s gained
[she] You know I like my lovers with some spirit I can tame
[he] I have got the fire stoked bright to light your brand
[she] So everybody knows that you’re my man

[both]
It’s a little bit of whip, a little bit of chain
It’s a little bit of pleasure, a little bit of pain
[he] It’s a little bit of you
[she] and a little bit of me
[both] Let’s go to bed sore and wake up…. happy.

[laughter]
Track Name: Happy Anniversary My Darling
Happy Anniversary, My Darling
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Forget the morning, ignore the breaking light
All that lies before us transpired in the night
We've long been undisturbed by the events that we surround
But there's a time for everything and the time for this is now

I approach with much conviction, gilded shovel in my hand
To open up my heart, just to cover it with sand
And with all the things you've told me, the denials and the lies
I feel as though your motive is to bury me alive

There's a key to all this method, but I keep it safe from harm
Along with all the passions that you'd smother in your arms
There's a cold and lonely winter contained within your heart
Made into breathless summer when we have been apart

To preserve our endless love
We tore our lives asunder
In the wisdom we've been offered
Absence makes the heart grow fonder

And so we had to sever
The passion from the pain
The discord from the rapture
The spirit from the frame

But Darling, true love never dies...
And Darling I will love you 'til the end
And Darling, when this night of love is through
I will bury you again.

I will bury you...
Again.
Track Name: No Time For Dreams
We got
one cart, one horse in this podunk town,
one job to do, the kind that beats you down
but you ain't gonna find me hangin' 'round
'cause I'm not the kind for that, you'll find I'm
not gonna spend my whole life at the mill
wonderin' and waitin' and wasting until
I am old and I'm grey and I'm too tired to care
like everybody else workin' shift down there but
I'll be a doctor, a lawyer, a cop
'cause nothing can stop me from reaching the top;
an ambitious young man... with a head full of dreams.

I've got...
one girl, one heart, one love to bind
me to Heaven on Earth, one chance to find
the man inside me she needs but I'm not blind
'cause there's still time for her to find I'm
not gonna spend my whole life at the mill
wonderin' and waitin' and wasting until
I am old and I'm grey and I'm too tired to care
like everybody else workin' shift down there but
my family needs food and a roof o'er their heads
so I'll put off my dreams for a new day ahead
A responsible man... has no time for dreams.

[instrumental break. Time passes]

And the candles on top of my cake
Spread like wildfire year after year
And the bills and tuition have made it their mission
To keep me imprisoned right here.

I've got
one life to live, just a day at a time
one ankle chained to the daily grind, cause
you've got to sacrifice, but no one explained
you've gotta throw the dice with the rice,
and now I have spent my whole life at the mill
wonderin' and waitin' and wasting until
I am old and I'm grey and I'm too tired to care
like everybody else workin' shift down here
and I think back to the youth that I'd wasted away
and I know that it's time that I called it a day
'cause a man past his prime has no time for dreams.

And the candles on top of my cake
burn with bonfire brightness this year
And my sons and my daughters and all the grands
are crowded around me so near;
and as I look upon them my heart nearly stops
There they are; the doctor, the lawyer, the cop
And I wonder that I've been so blind
that I never could see...
All of the dreams that I ever had
have come home to say to me, "We love you, Dad."
Not too bad...
for a man...
with no time for dreams.

Not too bad for a man with no time for dreams.
Track Name: Day After Day
Day After Day

Deep in my heart where your memory lies
There's a handful of dreams of a summer gone by
And we're a long, long way away from that warm night in July
It's like yesterday is pulling me back to your side

[CHORUS]
Day after day we build castles in the sand
Night after night the tide comes rushing in
Flags that flew on high are knocked down by the wind
Until we pick them up and build it all again

Often things we love become things we revile
So despite our love we split for a while
My heart was standing still as my soul was standing trial
Hoping to recall -- why did we walk down the aisle?

[REPEAT CHORUS]

Here on the strand, years drifted away
Now here we stand with nothing to say
You hold out your hand... who needs talk anyway?
And we pretend it was all just a long midsummer day

[REPEAT CHORUS]

...We'll build it all again.