Imitate The Sun - Lyrics
1. Goin' Home

(Lyrics by Chris Bergson and Kate Ross, Music by Chris Bergson)
(CB Band Music - ASCAP / More Mirth Music - BMI)

Who is the one
I long to see
In a world dull and frayed
Gonna pack it in
Head out to sea
I’m goin’ home today

Why do my eyes
Keep failin’ me
Or is there nothing more to see
Staring past
The morning rain
I’m goin’ home today

CHORUS:

Goin’ home
Goin’ home
Clear my head and rest my bones
I’m goin’ home
Yeah, yeah, yeah
I’m goin’ home

Who are my friends
Where can they be
This old world is turning grey
Where is my one true love
With eyes that dance for me
I’m goin’ home today
When will the stars
align for me
Why is the when so far away
Alone and cold
And feelin’ old
I’m goin’ home today

CHORUS


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2. Imitate The Sun

(Lyrics by Chris Bergson and Kate Ross, Music by Chris Bergson)
(CB Band Music - ASCAP / More Mirth Music - BMI)

Try to turn the corner
But my spokes get stuck in the mud
Try to ease out the backdoor
get caught up in a flash flood
Days consumed by an achy gloom
from the night before
endless nights
swill-soaked fights
can’t take much more

But soon I’m gonna imitate the sun
after days of having his rays
Obscured by smog and storms
Breaks through the clouds
shines on down
Blinding all below

Try to remember
What the light was like
Standing there in siloutte
Against a clear blue sky
But the snapshot is fading
Right before your eyes
Silver flash in the clearing
Never saw colors so bright

Soon I’m gonna imitate the sun
after days of having his rays
Obscured by smog and storms
Breaks through the clouds
shines on down
Blinding all below

When I please again
To be myself
When I please again
To be myself
I’m gonna shine
I’m gonna shine
When I please again
To be myself
I’m gonna shine

Water level risin’
But no one to throw me a line
Hard to keep from drownin’
When you’re down to your last dime
Stuck in a mess of storm and stress
Hilarity and boredom
Feel like hell so I might as well
Go on down the corner

But soon I’m gonna imitate the sun
after days of having his rays
Obscured by smog and storms
Breaks through the clouds
shines on down
Blinding all below

When I please again
To be myself
When I please again
To be myself
I’m gonna shine
I’m gonna shine

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3. Shattered Avenue

(Lyrics by Chris Bergson and Kate Ross, Music by Chris Bergson)
(CB Band Music - ASCAP / More Mirth Music - BMI)

Hangin’ out on the balcony
Overlookin’ the KFC
Fourth of July
Just you and me
And everything’s alright
Spend half your life trying to soothe your mind
Sayin’ everything’s alright

Kickin’ back
diggin’ the view
fireworks’ distant crackle boom
when the echoes fade
leaving just us two
time to feel alright
time to feel alright

Looking back
On this time
Same ol’ mountain
Steeper climb
Spend half your life trying to soothe your mind
Sayin’ everything’s alright
Everything’s alright

So this is the life of luxury
Overlookin’ the KFC
Shattered avenue don’t bother me
When I feel alright
Spend half your life trying to soothe your mind
Sayin’ everything’s alright  
Spend half your life trying to soothe your mind
Sayin’ everything’s alright
Everything’s alright
Everything’s alright


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4. Hello Bertha

(Lyrics by Chris Bergson and Kate Ross, Music by Chris Bergson)
(CB Band Music - ASCAP / More Mirth Music - BMI)

She had a strange cadence about her
She tended back bar
Up at Buck Fowler’s
Rolling in Sunday nights
Just trying to catch my breath
Hello Bertha
It’s good to see you again

CHORUS:

Shaking off the shackles of another shady week
Bathing in the warmth of her eyes
I wondered how she managed to keep that smile on her face
Listening to a week’s worth of lies

Details I can’t remember
In the dim light
and stank of this place
Hit a little a rough patch
I just gotta shake
Seems hard to believe
How quickly the good life can fade

CHORUS

I tried in vain to imagine
the seconds of her life away from this place
She spoke of smoking in her garden
But I couldn’t picture
daylight on her face
I poured my heart by the pint
And she revealed nothing

CHORUS


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5. Laying It Down In White

(Lyrics by Chris Bergson and Kate Ross, Music by Chris Bergson)
(CB Band Music - ASCAP / More Mirth Music - BMI)

Taking out the Christmas tree
Laying it down in white
On the stoop New Year’s Day
Snow drifting by
All my thoughts are of you
All my thoughts are of you, tonight

Snow is falling swiftly
Catch a last breath of pine
final chill surrounds
resolutions wrapped in twine
ornaments put away
remnants of the life
we made

All my thoughts are of you
As you make your way back home
Heard Baltimore got buried
Better take it slow
Winding round
Hairpin bends
Through the dark and winter wind

Taking out the Christmas tree
Laying it down in white
Are you coming back to me
Or are you just killing time
All my thoughts are of you
All my thoughts are of you, tonight


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6. Mr. Jackson

(Lyrics by Chris Bergson and Kate Ross, Music by Chris Bergson)
(CB Band Music - ASCAP / More Mirth Music - BMI)

Hey hey it’s Mr. Jackson
He’s here to tell you just what’s happenin’
He swore it couldn’t fail
But the plan got derailed
And he just stands there laughing

Wipin’ the powder
Off his nose
Grabs a jelly doughnut
Assumes a thinker’s pose
They brought me down
Cause I can be discrete
Won’t you help a gentlemen get back on his feet

CHORUS:

Mr. JacksonMr. Jackson is his name
revelations divine
you’ll wake up feeling fine
Can you con the con man
get hip to Mr. Jackson’s jive

Now looky here says Mr. Jackson
Don’t be scared of the situation
It’s gonna be a change but
there’ll be time to phase in
and get out some kinda way easy

CHORUS 


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