Fall Changes - Lyrics
1. Gowanus Heights

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

A blurry couple stumbles out in the street
Under the broken hands of the clocktower
Down on Fourth Avenue, it's the same routine
Keepin' life from comin' 'part at the seams

The junkie blonde and her tough brunette
Counted up their money to see what they'd get
Out in pajamas on a Saturday night
Just cruisin' 'round waitin' to feel allright

CHORUS:

One more day in Gowanus Heights
Sprrawling, forgotten under broken streetlights
One more day in Gowanus Heights
Changin' quarters to dollars to get through the night
Changin' quarters to dollars to get through the night

The regular cats arrivin' now:
Hey Eddie - I hear you been skimpin',
They found a seal in the canal
Man, he was messed up but he was still swimmin'!

An hour later they were back in their room
And everything had started to glow
Blonde junkie says, Oh, If tomorrow comes,
I never want to see you no more...

CHORUS

Oh yeah, it's a hip part of town
All kinds of people keep comin' on down
Like the man in the street who wisely repeats
God bless the people on the planet!

CHORUS

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2. Float Your Mind

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

Woke up this mornin', head all cloudy
Two cups of coffee and I can't think straight
Streets full of people hustlin' for money
Two cups of coffee and I'm already late

Makin' my way out in the morning
Garbage trucks clankin' along with their stink
Mornings ain't pretty, here in the city
Too hot to hustle and too early to think

CHORUS:
Life seems simpler in bed
Sleepy, idle dreaming
I'll give you a place to lay your head
Just float your mind
back to better times

Weavin' past folks, sleepin' on the corner
Got detained by the mayor of my block
Come with me, son, I'm gonna give you a pulpit
Rum on his breath would make your eyes smart

Oh no sir, got no time for preachin',
I'm runnin' late and fallin' behind
But I'll catch you back here, tomorrow morning, runnin' your numbers,
keepin' commerce alive


CHORUS 2x

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3. Fall Changes

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

Been drivin' all day
Now night's comin' on
Pulled off by the roadside to take your call

Scattered leaves in the clearing
Sun sinkin' red
Daylight was fading
Dark thoughts filled my head today

Fall changes
Turning away
Turning away

The wind stirs the trees and draws me back
Your voice in my hand, unfolding the facts
In the space of a moment, we sever the past
I close up my phone and tilt my seat back

Today, fall changes
Turning away
Turning away

CHORUS:
Now in the twilight, lookin' out
From the window
Thoughts of home, empty promises
Vacant rooms fade from view
Turning away
Turning away

Been drivin' all day
now night's comin' on
pulled off by the roadside
to take your call
scattered leaves in the clearing
sun sinkin' red
daylight was fading
dark thoughts filled my head today

Fall changes
Turning away
Turning away

CHORUS

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4. Sanctuary

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

There's a sanctuary at the top of the stairs
A place safe from worry, away from despair
There's a sanctuary, at the top of the stairs
Where my baby's waitin' for me

Thick-necked drunks, keep knockin' me down
I'm battered and rattled, down on the ground
Fight through frustration, gotta get back on my feet
I know I'll see the light in the window
When I turn down your street

In the maze of streets at midnight
Deserted and forlorn
I lean against a lamp post and button my coat
All the world's asleep or else waiting to be born
and my baby's just waitin' for me

There's a sanctuary at the top of the stairs
A place safe from worry, away from despair
There's a sanctuary, at the top of the stairs
Where my baby's waitin' for me
Where my baby's waitin' for me

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5. Latitude

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

You been alterin' my altitude
Messin' with my longitude
Givin' me no latitude
Keep getting' lost in my own house

You been movin' everything around
Ever since you came to town
Trip me up and bring me down
Keep cuttin' through all my excuses

CHORUS:
No more situations with old lovers
No more wine breaks
In the afternoon
And those next thing you know kind nights all a glow
No more stumbling around with the dawn

You been alterin' my altitude
Messin' with my point of view
Never been this confused
Keep turnin' my place upside down

You been changin' up the scenery
Rearrangin' lamps and plants
Hidin' all my greenery
Feels like you're shuttin' me down

CHORUS

You been alterin' my altitude, messin' with my longitude
Givin' me no latitude
Still getting' lost in my own house
I'm drowning in the daily grind, don't know where you placed my mind
Somewhere safe but hard to find, you coulda asked but baby, I don't mind


CHORUS

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7. Rain Beatin' Down

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

Rain beatin' down on my window pane
Rainin' down for three weeks straight
Really tests your patience
Really tests your faith
Summer's been sleepin' late

I like bein' alone with you
We'll be safe indoors
On the second floor
Watchin' the gutters overflow
Hidin' in our castle with a moat

CHORUS:
I'm so glad you found me
I get lost
without your arms around me
I need your arms around me

Rain beatin' down
Dull and grey
But I don't pay no mind
to the cold and dark outside
I just watch you watch the rain

I like bein' alone with you
Your eyes so blue and wide
With the wonder of a child
Yet you got such a wise soul

CHORUS 2x

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8. The Engine

(Words and Music by Jay Collins / Cool This Music - BMI)

I lived out in Oregon
In the freezing cold and rain
Played on the streets of New York, for dollar bills and change
Before I met you woman, I had my ups and down
If you ain't in my corner, I won't be comin' ëround

You better hear me
You're not listening at all
We keep drivin' down the wrong street
And the engine's about to stall

You question my integrity, you say I've got a hot head
But I'm a man who speaks his mind, when things need to be said
I won't be disrespected, won't stay on the sideline
You take care of your business, baby and let me take care of mine

You better hear me
You're not listening at all
We keep drivin' down the wrong street
And the engine's about to stall

It's a real bad situation, a dirty rotten shame
If we can't work it all out, we'll be the ones to blame
You keep on passing judgement
On everything I say and do
Don't condemn or be condemned, the words of Luke ring true

You better hear me
You're not listening at all
We keep drivin' down the wrong street
And the engine's about to stall, about to stall


CHORUS 2x

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9. The Bungler

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

Slick, he's been hanging downtown
Orders a drink and takes a good look around
forty minute train ride
To the Lower East Side
Bug-eyed and feelin' profound

You've probably seen him before
Pats you on the back while he's eyein' the door
Gotta be the one to greet
All the luminaries south of 14th Street
What else you think he's here for?

CHORUS

He gets drunk, he gets loud
Throws back his head and brays in the crowd
knows where to be between midnight and 3
The bungler's been hangin' downtown

Making some calls, sending some texts
Scene is all right but it sure ain't the best
But he's got some people on the way
Over whom he has some sway
By now he's bug-eyed, drenched in sweat

He gets it together and tries to save face
Ducks into a stall in the back of the place
A few pumps of breath spray, a couple of bumps
stunned when he catches a glimpse of his face
(to CHORUS)



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