Lyrics from the 'Our Secret' cd

 

All songs ©2011 Paul Marsteller; except ©2011 Paul Marsteller and Gabe Rhodes for "Crystal Ball" and "While The Music Plays" 

Big Moment Music/BMI and Bumshoe Music/BMI.    ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

 

 

CRYSTAL BALL

 

I've been trying to find him

since the day I was born

 

Looked everywhere

but the trail is cold,

I need to make it warm

 

So, crystal ball, 

help me

Is he out there at all?

If you can see

then please show me,

just where it is that he might be

 

Please show me,

Show me

 

If you can see him in there

let me have a glance

If I knew his eyes were brown or blue

I'd have a better chance

 

So, crystal ball, 

help me

Is he out there at all?

If you can see

then please show me,

just who it is that he might be

 

Please show me,

Show me

 

He may be trying to find me

feeling very sad

If he knew I was gazing in you

he could be gazing back

 

So, crystal ball, 

help me

is he out there after all?

And if you know

Then please show me,

just where it is that he might be

 

Please show me,

Show me

Please show me

 

 




EVENTIDE

 

Eventide is such a pretty word,

for that moment darkness is here

Though we know the sun always comes back again

Something's forever changed each time it disappears

 

Countless stars are still shining,

even though they're no longer there

Time plays tricks on us, and what we're seeing

There's hope when there's such mystery everywhere

 

Eventide is such a pretty word,

for that moment when darkness is here

Though we know the sun always comes back again

Something's forever changed each time it disappears

 




HALF-A-DANCE

 

Though there was only half a moon

The dance hall night was right for romance 

Oh, I wish it hadn't ended so soon

We met but only had half a dance

 

So we will meet again when the moon is full

I'll be back for another chance

We won't be able to resist its pull

as we swirl through the night and dance

 

Oooh, ooh ooh, ooh ooh, ooh ooh

 

Though there was only half a moon

The dance hall night was right for romance 

Oh, I wish it hadn't ended so soon

We met but only had half-a-dance

 

Oooh ooh ooh, ooh ooh, ooh ooh

 

 




LITTLE RED SHOES

 

Before I grew 

I used to

dance on my daddy's shoes

Time flew,

who knew,

how fast it changes you?

But in our family room

the tempo was nice and slow

 

And in my little red shoes

It didn't matter what we danced to

 

Before I knew

I was into

anything that was new

Like girls do

I left with

a boy I hardly knew

Said he was true

but I had no clue

 

And in those high-heeled shoes

I didn't know what I was dancing to

 

Now my own

little girl

dances on her daddy's shoes

How time flew,

who knew,

all that I'd gone through

But in our family room

the tempo's nice and slow

 

And in her little red shoes

she dances like I used to

And in her little red shoes

she makes me feel like dancing, too

 

 




THE MOON AND I

 

Lights come on across the sky

as daytime dies

Tired but I'll drive all night 

it's just the moon and I

The jasmine's all in bloom,

no strings attached perfume

Headlights come and go

Goodbye and hello

 

A motel somewhere down the road

my new home

I tried, but now I'm on my own

it's just the moon and I

A game I shouldn't have been in

'cause I couldn't win

But I'm sure I'll be alright 

once I get through the night

 

And I remember being fine

a long time ago

I'm out here 'cause I need this time

to be alone

 

Lights go out across the sky

as day chases out the night

Clouds all part away 

now it's just the sun and I

Up over the next rise

out where the road divides

I'll see a sign and then I'll know

which way to go

 

I remember being fine

a long time ago

I'm out here cause I need this time

to be alone

 

 




OUR SECRET

 

Is it you really don't know,

or you really don't care?

When you walk in the room

you don't see me stare

Is it how I hide it,

or don't you mind it?


Any trick in the book

to get you to look

Any excuse I'll find 

so your path crosses mine

I'm shouting inside,

Be mine!

 

It's our secret

just our secret

 

Well it's been like this

for a very long time

Now and then I see you

flash me a sign

You try to hide it

but I always find it

 

If you read my mind

there's a storybook ending

If your eyes met mine

we could stop pretending

I know it'll happen

So I'll wait 'til then

 

It's our secret

just our secret

 

Is it you really don't know,

or you just pretend?

When our eyes finally meet

the secret can end

I know it'll happen

So I wait 'til then

 

It's our secret

just our secret

It's our secret

 

 




SAPPHIRE NIGHT

 

Out here in this sapphire night

twinkling views and candle light 

I'm caught in the sparkle

I'm pulled deep inside

 

Still dizzy from the first time

I've fallen headfirst into your light 

It's a new world that's shining 

In here it looks so bright

All this time

I've been waiting for you

now I'll see if my dreams were true

 

It's a dangerous moonlit night

there's star fire in our eyes

Now the fuse is ignited

The two of us like dynamite

 

All this time

I've been waiting for you

now I’ll see if my dreams were true 

 

Out here in this sapphire night

twinkling views and candle light

I'm lost in the sparkle

I'm pulled deep inside

 

 

 


SHARPSHOOTER

 

The first time we met

I saw you from a distance

Well you don't know me yet

But I'm persistent

 

I know I liked what I saw,

even from afar

Now that I'm out to get you

It's too late to shield your heart

 

'Cause I'm a sharpshooter, sharpshooter 

There's no way I will miss you

Sharpshooter, sharpshooter

I can't wait to kiss you

 

I see the white and blue of your eyes

and I can see a whole lot more

I don't care if your white flag flies

'Cause I take no prisoners

 

'Cause I'm a sharpshooter, sharpshooter

No way I will miss you

I'm a sharpshooter, sharpshooter

I can't wait to kiss you

 

I don't mean to scare you off

Yeah, I'm hard but I'm soft

Out on this battlefield

Love can wound or love can heal

 

I'm a sharpshooter, sharpshooter

There's no way I will miss you

I'm a sharpshooter, sharpshooter

I can't wait to kiss you

 

Sharpshooter, sharpshooter

Sharpshooter, sharpshooter

 

 

 




SLOW DOWN

 

You did it again

you pushed too hard

I told you I had a slow heart

 

I let you in

and though it was a rough start

we've come too far to let it fall apart

 

But I won't let you break my heart

'cause it's not that hard

 

So, slow down,

slow down

The next part 

is the best part

 

Slow down,

slow down

The next part 

is the best part

 

I'll tell you again

though it might seem hard

my heart is fragile under all its scars

 

We started as friends

let's see where it ends

This just might be where all the fun begins

 

But I won't let you break my heart

 

So slow down

slow down, 

The next part is the best part

 

Slow down,

slow down,

Hey, maybe the slow part will be the best part

 

 

 



TEARS ARE BLUE

 

Ain't it enough,

that I belong with you?

This other stuff

we can get through

 

Oh, love

when I'm gone from you

it's so rough

If you only knew

 

So alone without you

so alone my tears are blue

 

Ain't I enough,

don't you miss me, too?

I'm so lost,

when I can't see you

 

You're so tough,

just so carefree

But this love,

it just weakens me

 

So alone without you

So alone my tears are blue

So alone

 

I can't tell day from night

when you're away

there's no light

 

Ain't it enough

that I belong with you?

I miss your touch

If you only knew

Oh, love

I wish you'd feel it, too

 

So alone without you

So alone my tears are blue

So alone

 

So alone without you

So alone my tears are blue

So alone

 

 

 




WHEELS UP

 

You just say you love me

'cause you think that that'll work

but all I hear are the echoes

of a thousand old hurts

You offer words to me like they're diamonds

but your tarnished rhinestone words no longer shine

 

You just say you'll miss me

'cause you think that'll make me cry

but all I feel is the silence 

of a thing that's died

This time I'm leaving

and I won't back for sure

the plane's all boarded

and they just shut the door

 

Wheels up,

I'm flying away

Into the clouds

But I'm feeling OK

Wheels up,

on my getaway

 

This time I'm really gone

unlike the thousand times before

'Cause when you said you loved me

your words were pushed across the table

like a bribe 

And there was nothing there but lies

Words and lies

 

Wheels up,

I'm flying away

Into the clouds

But I'm feeling OK

Wheels up,

on my getaway

 

Wheels up,

I'm flying away

Into the clouds

But I'm feeling OK

Wheels up,

on my getaway

 

On my getaway

 

 



WHILE THE MUSIC PLAYS

 

Because I love you

I'm here to stay

we'll face the storms together

until they die away

Don't worry about tomorrow

All we need is right here today

 

Because I love you

the time runs away

we'll chase it down together

though we're so afraid

But tonight's for dancing

so let's dance while the music plays

 

Because I love you

I'm here to stay

we'll ride the storms together 

until they die away

Don't worry about tomorrow

All we need is right here today

 

While the music plays