Chasing the Flaming Pearl

by B Wishes

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The 3rd collection of original music by B Wishes.

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released March 4, 2015

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Track Name: How Precious is Love
How Precious is Love

I’ve loved a man I can’t stand
And how he got a hold on me is what makes love a mystery
The precious bird in my hand
And I couldn’t set him free while he had love for me
And I’m startin’ to see

How precious is love, any love to me
How precious is love, I’m talkin’ ‘bout any love
Of any degree

My Morgy’s mad about me
I’m quite sure never before have I been this adored
His great big heart on his sleeve
And he’s making me believe that he’s in love with me
And how lucky are we

How precious is love, any love to me
How precious is love, I’m talkin’ ‘bout any love
Of any degree

And I’m startin’ to see
What it means to you and what it means to me
And it might be a different thing
Than we’ve been imagining
But I do know
There ain’t no love that doesn’t mean a thing
Doesn’t that tell you something
Isn’t that everything?

How precious is love, any love to me
How precious is love, I’m talkin’ ‘bout any love
Of any degree
Track Name: A Blues for You
Oh goody a mystery
Why you won’t talk to me
Why’s is always gotta be
Complicated
If you need misery
You’d never get enough from me
Could it be you were in jeopardy
Of being happy

I’ll take the happy song that I started for you
And I’ll pen the end for someone new
Then I’ll sit down and write a blues or two for you
I’ll sit down and write a blues for you

Was I born yesterday?
How can I feel this way again?
But it’s all good ‘cause you wanna be my friend
You think I’m wonderful and you wanna be my friend

You made me a wild card
Played me fast and hard
But the bet’s already gone too far
To fold the hand now

It was the night before and no reply
And rocket love and tell me why
And all I can do is cry for you
Cry and write and blues for you

It’s like going back to high school
I feel thirteen and I’m the fool
But it’s all good ‘cause you think I’m really cool
You think the world of me and you said I’m beautiful
Well ok, but where does that leave me?

Oh goody a mystery, why you won’t talk to me
Oh goody a mystery, why you’re not here with me
Oh goody a mystery
Track Name: Monkey With a Tin Cup
Monkey with a tin cup
Monkey monkey monkey monkey
Monkey with a tin cup

Jamming on the corner, bustin’ all the moves
Everybody loves the way that little monkey grooves
Doesn’t ask for anything but a place to stand
Everybody loves that monkey’s funky one man band

They love the monkey with a tin cup
Everybody loves the monkey with a tin cup

Everybody tells the monkey
We love you monkey, don’t give up
But no one’s puttin’ anything in monkey’s little cup
Monkey had to get a day job, monkey needs to eat
Everybody’s missin’ monkey’s funky little beat

They miss the monkey with the tin cup
Everybody miss the monkey yeah with a tin cup
(Give it up give it up!)

Don’t be dissin’ the monkey
The monkey’s workin’ hard
Don’t be dissin’ the monkey
The monkey plays a mean guitar

Monkey with a tin cup
Everybody loves the monkey with a tin cup
Track Name: Something's Wrong
I guess I don’t know anything
I sure didn’t see this coming
If anyone asked me only a week ago
I would have told them we were in love

But now my phone just keeps not ringing
Louder and louder all day long
And from the tone of the silence screaming
I’d say something’s wrong
Something’s wrong

Baby don’t leave me twisting in the wind
Ya got to face me baby, tell me where you’ve been
‘Cause this was the fastest track to a broken heart
You should have told me you were in love

But now my phone just keeps not ringing
Louder and louder all day long
And from the tone of the silence screaming
I’d say something’s wrong
Something’s wrong

Maybe you could give me back my heart
Maybe give me, give me back my heart
‘Cause you knew where we were going
And you knew you wouldn’t stay
How could you end it this way

With my phone just never ringing
Louder and louder all day long
And from the tone of the silence screaming
I’d say something’s wrong
It screams you’re gone

I guess I don’t know anything
You should have told me you were in love
Track Name: Chasing the Flaming Pearl
Looking for reasons for looking for rhymes
The things I believe in
Seem to abandon me at the strangest times
Perspective is king
I want to see everything I can in trying to understand
The plan

I’ve been around the world
Chasing the flaming pearl
Is there a place for me
Under the bodhi tree

Everyone’s guessing but nobody knows
I think it’s a blessing
‘Cause we couldn’t handle knowing how it goes
Speaking for me
I know what I feel and what I see
And what I do and I don’t believe could be

I’ve been around the world
Chasing the flaming pearl
Is there a place for me
Under the bodhi tree

Always I’ve been craving something
Don’t even know what it is
All my life I’m dreaming up things
Things that could never exist
But whatever it is
I still can’t resist

I’ve been around the world
Chasing the flaming pearl
Is there a place for me
Under the bodhi tree
Track Name: I Blame You
I’m drinkin’ a lot, I’m smokin’ a lot
Doin’ everything I shouldn’t do a lot a lot
And the best excuse that I’ve got
Is what you put me through
I’m falling apart and baby, I blame you.

Well I just lost my job, I dress like a slob
I don’t even care if people think I’m acting odd
‘Cause baby if I’m strange, uniquely flawed
It’s damage I can’t undo
I’m falling apart and baby I blame you

They say there’s nothing to gain
By casting the blame
But it sure feels good to me
I’m gonna let myself go and let everyone know
It’s all because of everything you did to me

I can’t get a grip, I could trip on my lip
Lettin’ everything important just slide and slip
All I hear are teardrops drip
And all I see is blue
I’m falling apart and baby I blame you

Well I’m drinkin’ a lot, I’m smokin’ a lot
Doin’ everything I shouldn’t do a lot a lot
And the best excuse that I’ve got
Is what you put me through
I’m falling apart and baby, I blame you.
I’m falling apart and baby, I blame you.
I’m falling apart and baby, I blame you.
Track Name: The Scent of Me
ou left me standing in this empty room
Questions spinning in the air
You walked away, the scent of my perfume
Was in your mouth and on your hands and in your hair

And that’s how I will follow you
That’s how we will always be
‘Cause even if you wanted to
You will never forget the scent of me

It used to take your breath away
You said so so many times
From your hands it fades away
But never never from your mind

And that’s how I will follow you
That’s how we will always be
‘Cause even if you wanted to
You will never forget the scent of me
No you will never forget the scent of me
So why even try

You’ll be dreaming of vanilla and craving something sweet
And you’ll wake up sweaty swimming in a memory of me
And you’ll try to drive the dream away but then you’ll realize
That the scent of me’s inside of you and can’t be exorcised
So why even try, why even try

Only myself to blame ‘cause I assumed
You might have meant the things you said
You never knew the name of my perfume
But it’s in your heart and in your soul and in your bed
Enough said now...

And that’s how I will follow you
That’s why we will always be
‘Cause even if you wanted to
You will never forget the scent of me
No you will never forget the scent of me
So why even try, why even try, why even try
Track Name: Walk Away From it All
I’m so tired of being so tired
And working so hard and being so broke
I can’t catch a break, every morning I wake
To the dawn of another day of trying to summon up hope

And I’m trying to get balls rolling and keep plates spinning
And just keep on going when I know I’m not winning

And it makes me wanna walk away from it all
I might just walk away from it all
I’m gonna have to walk away from it all

I work all day making minimum wage
And my car’s breaking down and my bills ain’t paid
I’m so far in debt I will never get ahead
Even if I keep working hard a whole ‘nother life time after I’m dead

And I’m trying to get balls rolling and keep plates spinning
And just keep on going when there’s no chance I’m winning

And it makes me wanna walk away from it all
I might just walk away from it all
I’m gonna have to walk away from it all

And it seems like you got to be homeless or rich to be free
I don’t know about you but I do know which I’m bound to be
I work a full time job and I can’t buy the things I need
And I wanna be freed, I just wanna be free

And I think I’m gonna walk away from it all
I might just walk away from it all
Put my hands up and walk away ooh
Walk away from it all
I might just walk away from it all
Track Name: Please Be
Please be thinking of me when you’re with her tonight
Please imagine it’s me when you hold her tight
Please picture my face as you fall asleep
Then whisper my name like a secret you can’t keep

Please be....

Please be dreaming of me as you lie close to her
Dreams of how it could be if you and me ever were
There’s this place in my heart that’s always belonged to you
And though forever apart, still remains forever true
Please know I’m dreaming of you

I’m dreaming of you

Please be thinking of me when you’re with her tonight
Please imagine it’s me when you hold her tight
Please picture my face as you fall asleep
Then whisper my name like a secret you can’t keep

Please be thinking of me
Be thinking of me
Track Name: Rain Maker
You’ve been making big weather
You’ve been making it rain
And since we’ve been together baby
I’ve been making big change after change after change
Don’t know how to please you
I don’t know how to be
Love you too much to leave you
But your weather’s got me on my knees
Rain maker

Like a flower in a hurricane
How can love stand up to this driving rain
Rain maker, when will the sun come out again
Like a flower in a hurricane
Once the storm’s moved on how can love remain
Rain maker, please let the sun come out again

Now the temperature’s dropping
I hear the wind start to moan
And with no sign of stopping
I’ve never been so alone so alone all alone
Oh my baby I’m sorry
I must have seeded your cloud somehow
We’re not bad people are we
We just said too many things out loud
Rain maker

Like a flower in a hurricane
How can love stand up to this driving rain
Rain maker, when will the sun come out again
Like a flower in a hurricane
Once the storm’s moved on how can love remain
Rain maker, please let the sun come out again

Please smile for me, smile for me, smile for me
You might make a rainbow, you might make a rainbow
Please smile for me, smile for me, smile for me
You might make a rainbow, a beautiful rainbow
That ends with you and me, that ends with you and me

Like a flower in a hurricane
How can love stand up to this driving rain
Rain maker, when will the sun come out again
Like a flower in a hurricane
How can love move on how can love remain
Rain maker, please let the sun come out again
Rain maker
Track Name: Freight Train
Late night in the city, I just can’t get to sleep
These city lights are pretty but my heart they’d never keep
Somewhere in the distance I hear a freight train moan
But for my commitments I’d jump that freight train home

In this place where there’s no darkness
This place where there’s no peace
No refuge from the starkness of these neon city streets
Each night in the distance I hear that freight train moan
But for my commitments that train would take me home

No shadows from the starlight, no whispers from the trees
The wind has lost it’s voice here and doesn’t speak to me
But I can still remember the things I heard it say
Howling in December, murmuring in May

If I was where I should be, lord knows I’d be there if I could be
I’d be lying in my bed, the blankets on my head
And that long lonesome wail would sound good to me

Someday I’ll go back there, someday I’ll go home
Someday I’ll remember all the things I’ve always known
And I’ll stand under the starlight and I’ll listen to the wind
And deep asleep in the dark of night I’ll hear that train again

Late night in the city, I just can’t get to sleep
These city lights are pretty but my heart they’d never keep
Somewhere in the distance I hear a freight train moan
But for my commitments I’d jump that freight train home
Track Name: My Shell
Every day I build a shell
People say I wear it well
And as I lay me down to sleep
I pray myself my mind to keep
Toss and turn, give up then
I build my shell all over again

And no one can reach me here
Get too close I’ll disappear
Go away, wish me well
Forget about ever gettin’ through my shell
Go away, wish me well
But no no you’re never gettin’ through my shell

Days are cold and nights are dark
Morning’s hard on a broken heart
Skin so thin that winter wind
Peels me to my bones again
So don’t ask me to go out there
Not unless I got my shell to wear

And no one can hurt me now
Ain’t no way, ain’t no how
So go away, wish me well
Forget about ever gettin’ through my shell
I said go away, wish me well
But no no you’re never gettin’ through my shell

There’s no use in second guessing
Forget the truth and count your blessings
There’s no juice you get from pressing
Sour grapes that don’t make wine
Live as if there’s no tomorrow
Buy your bliss and drown your sorrow
Reminisce on time you borrow,
But leave me to my little peace of mind
My little piece of mind

Go away, go away, go away

Go away, wish me well
Forget about ever gettin’ through my shell
Go away, wish me well
But no no you’re never gettin’ through my shell