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Bad Old World

by Honey West

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    The debut 2019 album from Honey West (Readout Records) featuring 12 original tracks.
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THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE (Zurkowski/McDonald) August ends in a summer storm of sad defeat School begins but he ain't got nothing beat One of his friends gonna let him have her seat Here comes the September issue again Back to school, kiss your kids goodbye if you got 'em He's a fool, anyone with eyes could spot him Keepin' cool, wears his clothes like he just bought 'em Here comes the September issue again September issue How's he gonna make another year? September issue Wipes away a snotty tear Down and out, he got everything he needs See the crowd bash and beat him as he bleeds Make him run across a carousel of broken steeds Here comes the September issue again September issue How's he gonna make another year? September issue Wipes away a snotty tear August ends in a summer storm of sad defeat School begins but he ain't got nothing beat One of his friends gonna let him have her seat Here comes the September issue again
2.
BRAND NEW CAR (Zurkowski/McDonald) Bought a brand new car Said it looks like you Gonna keep it clean And always smelling new I got some fancy boots Came in pairs of two Zippers up the sides So I can run to you Life's so easy now Easy now Life's so easy now Life's so easy now Since you went away Don't know what to do Except to sleep all day Think I'll get a job Maybe one I like Sell my brand new car Buy a little bike Life's so easy now Easy now Life's so easy now It's all working out It's all working out It's all working out Who were you anyway? To fill me up with doubt Like you had a say Life's so easy now Easy now Life's so easy now
3.
BAD OLD WORLD (Zurkowski) Bad old world tried to take my baby Bad old world wants to get my girl There's no doubt about it, nor no maybe Bad old life tried to take my girl Bad old world tried to take my baby Bad old world wants to get my girl There's no doubt about it, nor no maybe Bad old life tried to take my girl Light from heaven shinin' down on me To live or die, so long as we stay free No compassion anywhere, far as I can see Light from heaven shining down on me Bad old world won't get me Excellent device, this thing called love Brave new world where we sleep hand in glove Is it all we need, this thing called love? Is it all we need, this thing called love? If you're looking for some final answer Take you 'cross this space of ground Go and ask the singer and the dancer They will tell you what they think they've found Bad old world want to take my baby Bad old world try to get my girl There's no doubt about it, nor no maybe Bad old life tried to take my girl Light from heaven shinin' down on me To live or die, so long as we stay free No compassion anywhere, far as I can see Light from heaven shining down on me If you're looking for some final answer To take you 'cross this space of ground Go and ask the singer and the dancer They will tell you what they think they've found Come with me into a world called love Come with me into a world called love
4.
SHE'S NOT YOUR LIFE (Zurkowski) When your heart is not your own anymore You find that love has gone away without you She used to laugh and dance across your floor Now that girl just laughs at everything about you Maybe someday she'll be somebody's wife She's not your life Now you got some time to spend On some other girl Don't cry because she was your friend Just blame the world She won't pass your way again That's a million nights ago All you wanted was an end to loneliness, and so What if she still cuts you like a knife? She's not your life She's not your life You mustn't look for love anymore She's not your life But once a lifetime someone passes through your door So keep your head about you Watch everybody else lose theirs Let the lovers flout you When they pass you by in pairs Don't ever think about her eyes They'll tear your soul apart Big girls must learn not to cry She can't have your heart Show her your the one that will survive She's not your life She's not your life Mustn't look for love anymore She's not your life Once a lifetime someone passes through your door When your heart is not your own anymore You find that love has gone away without you She used to laugh and dance across your floor Now that girl just laughs at everything about you Maybe someday she'll be somebody's wife She's not your life
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SYLVIA STRANGE (Zurkowski/McDonald) Sylvia Strange sits and smiles in her so sexy way Devours all lovers and wonders who she'll do today I'm in her bed, I can't move, I got nothing to say She'll come for me soon, so she tells me I should stay Sylvia's dimples are dragons that play on her face A beautiful girl, it's too bad that her mind is all over the place I tried to know but I'm glad I crawled out alive Sylvia left me for dead, I'm just glad I had just enough bread to survive I'm sorry to see her go Sorry to see her go Sorry to see her go Sorry to see her go Men have fought wars for girls of her kind A man may be steel, but a woman is always mink-lined Little Sylvia insists that you take your time She'll suck all the life out of you, and your left there with nothing but time I'm sorry to see her go Sorry to see her go Sorry to see her go Sorry to see her go I joined the navy to sink in the sea Sylvia swam through the waves thinking she'd rescue me But I fought my way free I'm sorry to see her go Sorry to see her go
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GENERATIONLESS MAN (Zurkowski/McDonald) He's filthy and he's guilty and you shouldn't talk to him He's been around a long, long time He's teary and he's bleary and his chances might be slim His songs don't always rhyme He's the guy who always struggles on while others complain He's the guy who knows that someday he might make it rain He's a generationless man The generationless man Try to understand him, it'll bust your brain He'll tear your mind apart Think you're above him but you're down the drain He can only love his art He'll take you on a jungle ride right inside your mind Throw you to the lions for the thousandth time He's a generationless man The generationless man Generationless man trying to find his way Generationless man got a lot to say Caught between two times in the human race Generationless man trying to find his face Don't get him going ‘cause he'll never quit His hands are bloody now Throw a rope around him, try and make him sit Wipe his worried brow He's the guy who always struggles on while others complain He's the guy who knows that someday he might make it rain He's a generationless man The generationless man He's filthy and he's guilty and you shouldn't talk to him He's been around a long, long time He's teary and he's bleary and his chances might be slim His songs don't always rhyme Generationless man gonna save the day Generationless man got a lot to say Caught between two times in the human race Generationless man trying to find his face He's a generationless man The generationless man
7.
California 03:42
CALIFORNIA (Zurkowski/McDonald) Never saw a girl so fine with your sunshine eyes Your mountains and your valleys and your ocean and you’re eight miles high California Without your love there'd be no today Fame has formed you Your golden gate holds me in its sway Movie stars, mansions, surfboards and swimming pools Saw you in your polka-dot bikini, I became your fool California Without your love there'd be no today Men may warn you No earthquake never gonna come and take you away California Know you’re there this morning Sleeping in your suntan scent I won't bore you My beach umbrella wanna open up and pay no rent To the stars and skies above you Three thousand miles across the blacktop trail Thirsty in the desert, baby bring my water pail Here I come Just like the old song used to say My last run I ain't never gonna go away Now I'm in California, I can't think what to do That's okay ‘cause California she can't think too California The music in your canyons deep inside my heart I adore you My Hollywood dreams always gonna want a brand new start So keep on California-ing me Never saw a girl so fine with your sunshine eyes Your mountains and your valleys and you’re eight miles high Without your love there'd be no today California I ain't never gonna go away
8.
Sailing 03:11
SAILING (Zurkowski) It's a good day for sailing Put on your sailor's shoes There's fish over your railing Your gonna catch some blues It's a good day, but we can't sail with you It's time for you to go Time for this day to end You'll see everyone you know Your brothers and your friends It's time to go, but we can't go with you You've set out on your own before Maybe never quite this far from shore In the middle of the sound With no one else around It's a good day for sailing Cast out on the waves All your shipmate's are a-hailing They'll help you to be brave Take your sail, we'll be missing you You've set out on your own before Maybe never quite this far from shore In the middle of the sound With no one else around It's a good for sailing Cast out on the waves All your shipmate's are a-hailing They'll help you to be brave Take your sail, we'll be missing you Take your sail, we'll be missing you
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A GIRL CALLED LIFE (Zurkowski/McDonald) I'm a guy who can never keep his thoughts to himself I think and sing anything that pops into my head And my friends have started telling me maybe I should get some help somewhere Like I really care My cameraman friend's got a job shooting drugs at the pharmacy And his woman tells him maybe he should a real job real soon Well I guess he's fine for now, he likes watching the money roll in and in So I let him think what he will After all, who am I to decide how anyone feels? Life's a girl you ain't never gonna figure out Except to say that she's there for you any time Wakes you up every morning, shows you to her day Brings you dreams at night when you've finished with your work and play One thing I know for certain, and you know it too Gotta keep on living 'til your living time gets through And the thoughts along the way, they ain't never gonna scare so bad Make you sad After all, who am I to ever love a girl called life anyway? Life's a girl you ain't never gonna figure out Except to say that she's there for you any time Wakes you up every morning, shows you to her day Brings you dreams at night when you've finished with your work and play I'm a guy who can never keep his thoughts to himself I think and sing anything that pops into my head And my friends have started telling me maybe I should get some help somewhere Like I really care After all, who am I to ever love a girl called life anyway? Life anyway Life anyway Life anyway
10.
Old Man 03:47
OLD MAN (Zurkowski/McDonald) Old man nailed up a wall Lit the wall on fire Said someday we all will fall I told him he's a liar Flung his hammer straight at me Flew upon the pyre Keep runnin' down the road Woman at a stove Cooking up some food She tells us it's her love Makes it taste so good Hammer slams through kitchen wall We stand there like we're wood Keep runnin' down the road Keep runnin' down the road Get up on the roof The flood is rolling in Water, water, everywhere Drink the old man's gin Float your boat with anything Living ain't no sin Keep rollin' down the road Keep rollin' down the road Dead leaves in the gutters Water can't get through I'm worried 'bout the others I don't know what they'll do Baby, kiss me one more time Until this time gets through Keep runnin' down the road Keep runnin' down the road Old man nailed up a wall Lit the wall on fire Said someday we all will fall I told him he's a liar Swung his hammer straight at me Flew upon the pyre Keep runnin' down the road Keep runnin' down the road
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TERRY & JULIE (Zurkowski/McDonald) Whatever happened to Terry and Julie How long has it been? They were crossing over the river Last time they were seen Terry and Julie, we count on you truly Please give your love one more try Can we all just see you together Walking by the river tonight Can you tell me, are you still kissing When there's no one around? It's been years now, since you went missing Are you still safe and sound? Terry and Julie, we count on you truly Please give your love one more try Can we all just see you together Walking by the river tonight I heard that Julie, she cheated on Terry But I don't believe what they say ‘Cause Julie she promised to love him forever I know that she does to this day I know she does because I think I saw Julie Walking hand in hand Down by the river, with a guy just like Terry Or maybe it was some other man It had to be Terry, we've got to believe that He would never hurt her I'm almost sure it was Julie and Terry They were crossing the river Terry kissed Julie up on the bridge where The snow was falling so fast They looked out at the dirty old river And all the boats as they passed Terry decided they'd live forever But they would never grow old Terry took Julie into the river Where they kissed in the cold Terry and Julie, we count on you truly Give us a reason to try Can we all just see you together Walking by the river tonight?
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Dementia 03:13
DEMENTIA (Zurkowski/McDonald) Ever since all time began Child grows into a man Experience comes, experience goes Child takes what he needs to know He don't need to know he won't be here Maybe not now but not in too many years Makes him lonely, makes him sad Makes him wanna go and lose it oh so bad Dementia I don't know where I am I thought I had a plan I'm crazier than ever I don't wanna get better Doctor said it's a normal thing One way to handle life's arrows and slings Mood goes up, mood goes down Medication comes around and round And then one day we've had enough Don't feel good when life gets rough Take off our clothes and run a little mad Just like grandma and granddad Dementia I don't know where I am I thought I had a plan I'm crazier than ever I don't wanna get better Here come the middle eight I had some words but I left it too late Ever since all time began Child grows into a man Experience comes, experience goes Child takes what he needs to know He don't need to know he won't be here Maybe not now but not in too many years Makes him lonely, makes him sad Makes him wanna go and lose it oh so bad Dementia I don't know where I am I thought I had a plan I just ate my sweater I don't wanna get better Dementia I'm crazier than ever Dementia I don't wanna get better

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released August 22, 2019

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Honey West New York, New York

A British rock titan and an acclaimed member of New York's acting community walk into a recording studio … multi- instrumentalist Ian McDonald, a founding member of both King Crimson and Foreigner, and guitarist and lead vocalist Ted Zurkowski, co-founder of New York's celebrated Shakespeare ensemble, Frog & Peach, and a long-time member of the world-famous Actors Studio. ... more

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