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The Return of Bosco Martin

by Joel McColl

Released 2013
Boscoboy Music
Released 2013
Boscoboy Music
A diverse and eclectic delivery of quirk-Jimmy Buffett meets Paul Simon.
  • 04:01 Lyrics
    As Long as You Are There

    AS LONG AS YOU ARE THERE

    I sat me down beneath a big ole tree
    starin' at the moon above
    He said as long as he is shinin' on me,
    he's shinin' on the one I love.
    I walk through fire, I walk through rain
    You know, I really don't care
    Long as I know, I know
    Baby you are there.

    My TV's broke, my phone don't ring no more
    my car just sputters and dies.
    I step outside and it begins to pour
    I just laugh and stay outside.
    I might be crazy, perhaps insane
    You know, I really don't care
    Long as I know, I know
    Baby you are there.

    I've been high as a kite, down on my knees
    Everywhere between the two.
    King of the hill, lost in the weeds
    Sherlock Holmes without a clue.
    I might be guilty, perhaps to blame
    You know, I really don't care
    Long as I know, I know
    Baby you are there.
    Well, run me over with a big ole train
    You know, I really don't care
    Long as I know, I know
    Long as I know, I really gotta know
    Long as I know, I know.
    Baby you are there.

     

     

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  • 03:07 Lyrics
    $100 Dollar Honda

    $100 HONDA

    I've got no place to go and I'm right on time.
    I've got nothin' to do and I really don't mind.
    I'm a half a mile outta Leander
    When she pulls to the left I can't stand her
    I got a hundred dollar Honda with a high dollar radio

    I got a hundred dollar Honda with a hundred dollar bill
    You've got to pop the clutch to start it so I park it on a hill
    'm a half a mile outta Leander
    When she pulls to the left I can't stand her
    I got a hundred dollar Honda with a high dollar radio

    I never got lucky 'til I got mobile
    Since I've been divorced, it's been a long while
    I'll be sittin' in the courthouse foyer,
    Guess I'm gonna get screwed by her lawyer
    I've got a clap-on Jesus with a high dollar radio

    I never got lucky 'til I got mobile
    Since I've been divorced, it's been a long while
    I'll be sittin' in the courthouse foyer,
    Guess I'm gonna get screwed by her lawyer
    I've got a clap-on Jesus with a high dollar radio

    I got a hundred dollar Honda and I really must admit
    It's a four wheel Import Japanese piece of shit
    I'm a half a mile outta Leander
    When she pulls to the left I can't stand her
    I got a hundred dollar Honda with a high dollar radio
    Dontcha pass me on the right
    I got a hundred dollar Honda with a high dollar radio
    Well, my tags are expired
    I got a hundred dollar Honda with a high dollar radio

     

     

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  • 04:16 Lyrics
    Home

    HOME

    Who you are's not
    wrapped up in what you own
    Tear down your tents
    and haul the canvas to the carts.
    Call your cares off and
    dance like your trouble's gone
    You may be movin' on
    but you're carryin' your heart

    Home is not a where
    It's who you're there with
    when memories are made
    The stuff you put in boxes
    can't compare with
    the love that you all made
    And the circle of arms
    keeps the wind and rain at bay
    The heart's a home

    You've tried cryin' and
    pray that this cup would pass
    The stones aren't linein' up
    and the fortress starts to fall
    It takes leaving to
    look at the luck you've had
    Recognize the grace of seeing
    comfort come to call

    Home is not a where
    It's who you're there with
    when memories are made
    The stuff you put in boxes
    can't compare with
    the love that you all made
    And the circle of arms
    keeps the wind and rain at bay
    The heart's a home
    The heart's a home

     

     

     

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  • 05:19 Lyrics
    Henry's Revenge

    HENRY'S REVENGE

    My baby drives a pickup, a one ton 85 Ford
    My baby drives a pickup, a one ton 85 Ford
    With big ole knobby tires to run down Kias, Camrys and Accords

    My baby don't care 'bout no mileage, likes to feel the torque deep in her wheels
    My baby don't care 'bout no mileage, likes to feel the torque deep in her wheels
    Uses diesel fuel for perfume, axle grease is pure sex appeal

    Her daddy was born in Detroit
    Her mommy Kalamazoo
    And she was born in Dearborn dear and you know what them people do
    They all drive pickups, like that one ton 85 Ford
    With big old knobby tires to run down Kias, Camrys and Accords

    Got an iron bar for a bumper
    Says it makes her quite effectual
    But with that big ass 410 rear end baby, it's viva la differential
    My baby drives a pick up, like that one ton 85 Ford
    WIth big ole knobby tires to run down Kias, Camrys and Accords

    Now, we're talking about the Ford F350, mighty, mighty nifty.
    It's got a powerstroke diesel engine, not exactly what I'd classify as petro-thrifty
    But it's a crew cab, s'got 4 doors and enough room to hold 5 burly men and a big ole ice chest of iced down, ice cold Bud Light beer.
    Now, I can tell you unequivicably that the Detroit Lions generally suck.  
    However, they know how to do one thing in Detroit.    (they know how to)  make a truck

    With big old knobby tires to run down Kias, Camrys and Accords
    With big old knobby tires to run down Kias, Camrys and Accords
    (What's Japanese for pancake?)
    With big old knobby tires to run down Kias, Camrys and Accords

     

     

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  • 04:09 Lyrics
    Hero in My Eyes

    HERO IN MY EYES

    Some folks glide from day to day
    Some folks hide with nothing much to say
    Some folks soar above it all
    Never fearful of the fall
    Odds don't count if they're not believed
    Risks aren't weighed if they're not perceived
    And grace is neither bought or sold
    It's a gift that is bestowed

    And you're a hero in my eyes
    You're a light to shine my way
    You face the fear of a thousand night times
    You embrace each dawning day
    You go toe to toe with devil
    And you ask no compromise
    With every battle fought
    You give more than you got
    You're a hero in my eyes

    Some folks can't see beyond their nose
    Some folks can't see beyond their clothes
    Some folks reach exceeds their grasp
    With arms enough to hold the world perhaps
    Walls don't work if you build a door
    Fear can't lurk when faith's the core
    And love is free to give away
    Every hour of every day

    And you're a hero in my eyes
    You're a light to shine my way
    You face the fear of a thousand night times
    You embrace each dawning day
    You go toe to toe with devil
    And you ask no compromise
    With every battle fought
    You give more than you got
    You're a hero in my eyes
    With every battle fought
    You give more than you got
    You're a hero in my eyes

     

     

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  • 05:17 Lyrics
    Beautiful World

    BEAUTIFUL WORLD

    Forgive yourself and dance, give yourself another chance
    We all drop the ball sometimes, swing and miss-that's fine
    Sometimes your zipper's down, turns your smile into a frown
    Nobody is immune, forget the words to your own tune

    C'mon Martha, dontcha be so tough
    Just gettin' through each day is tough enough
    And let's face it, there's no place to hide
    So just sit back girl-enjoy the ride

    It's a beautiful world
    It's a beautiful world

    Somedays you just don't know, other days you overflow
    Somedays you just get by, other days you just gotta fly
    Each day's not sink or swim, some you lose and some you win
    Some day's you're bound to fall, other days it's heads up ball.

    C'mon Martha, dontcha be so tough
    Just gettin' through each day is tough enough
    And let's face it, there's no place to hide
    So just sit back girl-enjoy the ride

    It's a beautiful world
    It's a beautiful world

    Somedays you're acting cool, other days you're just a tool
    Somedays you're really hot, other days...well...not
    You never will if you never try, strike it rich or you just get by
    Somedays its' the perfect plan, other days you just gotta jam

    C'mon Martha, dontcha be so tough
    Just gettin' through each day is tough enough
    And let's face it, there's no place to hide
    So just sit back girl-enjoy the ride

    It's a beautiful world
    It's a beautiful world

     

     

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  • 04:00 Lyrics
    Senses

    SENSES

    I think that you thought
    what the hell was I thinking
    When I kissed you last night

    I feel that you felt
    the very same feelings
    Oooh it feels so right

    I hear that you heard
    these things I've been hearin'
    Love only brings tears

    You'll say that I said
    to forget all those sayings
    Love conquers all fears

    CHORUS

    Voices lie and looks can deceive
    When first we try love to perceive
    A feeling heart flies true and straight
    Knows it's cues and won't hesitate

    I know that you knew
    there's no way of knowin'
    Where a heart may lead

    But I guess that you've guessed
    there'll be no more guessin'
    Love knows what it needs

    Voices lie and looks can deceive
    When first we try love to perceive
    A feeling heart flies true and straight
    Knows it's cues and won't hesitate

     

     

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  • 03:57 Lyrics
    Learn to Fly

    LEARN TO FLY

    Words on matchbooks, scraps of paper
    Songs I said I'd finish later
    Heartfelt words that rhyme at night
    Don't hold up to the morning light
    They melt by morning's light

    Tryin' to put these words together
    Never made me feel much better
    Everytime I start the story
    I choke on fearless inventory
    It's just too much for me

    But hey, I've got to make myself remember
    All these things that brought me down
    I've learned to fly since last December
    And I ain't coming down

    I learned to spread my wings to fly
    It only took the will to try
    I used to be afraid to fall
    Now I'm not afraid at all
    I'm not concerned at all

    Words on matchbooks, scraps of paper
    Songs I said I'd finish later
    Heartfelt words that rhyme at night
    Don't hold up to the morning light
    They melt by morning's light

    But hey, I've got to make myself remember
    All these things that brought me down
    I've learned to fly since last December
    And I ain't coming down
    And I ain't coming down,  no, no, no, no
    I ain't coming down

     

     

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  • 03:00 Lyrics
    You Depress Me

    YOU DEPRESS ME

    You depress me, you say I'm right and then you always second guess me
    What a letdown, you always call my hand before my bet's down
    And when I'm always on the make, you seem to get a bad headache
    You depress me, so why am I in love with you?

    In a kitchen, you never thaw a three course meal so quit your bitchin'
    When there's trouble, I can count on you to leave me on the double
    When I see you, I fall in lust, so why am I covered with rust?
    You depress me, so why am I in love with you?

    When I see you, I fall in lust, so why am I covered with rust?
    You depress me, so why am I in love with you?

    You depress me, you say I'm right and then you always second guess me
    I'll be leavin', I'll even give you back your car and call it even
    When I'm alone and by myself, you stare at me from on the shelf (I touch myself)
    You depress me, so why am I in love with you?

     

     

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  • 05:09 Lyrics
    Rocky Mtn Song

    ROCKY MTN SONG

    I'd like to see a Rocky Mountain morning
    The cool crisp air of a new spring early morn
    I'd like to be up just to watch it forming
    It's got to be the way to be reborn

    I'd like to see a Rocky Mountain sunrise
    The dew drops dance like diamonds in the sun
    I'd like to be up just to watch the hawk fly
    It's got to tell you love has just begun

    I can see it now in my dreams
    No closer now though it seems
    I've got to be a Rocky Mountain song

    I can see it now in my dreams
    No closer now though it seems
    I've got to be a Rocky Mountain song

    I'd like to see a Rocky Mountain sunset
    The Artist puts his palate to the sky
    I'd like to be up close enough to touch it
    And have a conversation eye to eye

    I can see it now in my dreams
    No closer now though it seems
    I've got to be a Rocky Mountain song

    I can see it now in my dreams
    No closer now though it seems
    I've got to be a Rocky Mountain song
    I've got to be a Rocky Mountain song
    I've got to be a Rocky Mountain song

     

     

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  • 04:02 Lyrics
    All Is All

    ALL IS ALL

    Hmmm, little one I see
    A heart shaped perfectly
    In a big imperfect world
    You hold it in your hand
    Like a perfect little pearl

    Oh, little one I feel
    A heart yearning to heal
    Not even knowing why
    You don't know why you hurt
    And you don't know how to cry

    And my heart is big enough for you and me
    And I pray some day that you'll set it free
    All is everything I give
    It's everything I live
    It's everything I do
    All is all I have to give to you

    Hmmm, little one I hear
    Heartbeats drawing near
    When they seemed so far away
    You think that love won't help
    Well, just perhaps it may

    Oh, little one I sing
    About a heart with wings
    It's glories are heaven bound
    Don't fear the heights of love
    'Cause it's fear that holds you down

    And my heart is big enough for you and me
    And I pray some day that you'll set it free
    All is everything I give
    It's everything I live
    It's everything I do
    All is all I have
    All is all I have
    All is all I have to give to you

     

     

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  • 03:15 Lyrics
    Be a Light

    BE A LIGHT

    Sometimes you hurt, sometimes you heal

    Sometimes you're numb, sometimes you feel

    Sometimes you need, sometimes you give

    If you give of your love, then it's love you will live

     

    Be a light, be a light

    Be the light that starting today

    The light that your love has shown you

    Is the light to show your way

     

    Sometimes you know, sometimes you guess

    Sometimes you ask, in love you'll say yes

    Together you'll grow, together you'll give

    If you give of your love,then it's love you will live

     

    Be a light, be a light

    Be the light that starting today

    The light that your love has shown you

    Is the light to show your way

    Be a light,  oh be a light

    Be the light that starting today

    The light that your love has shown you

    Is the light to show your way

    The light that your love has shown you

    Is the light to show your way

     

     

    C   2013   Boscoboy Music

NOTES
This CD is the culmination and result of wandering observation. Equal parts humor and passion, optimism and pathos and one giant purpose. This album is dedicated to any and all who have battled that bastard called cancer. The song "Hero In My Eyes" was written for an inspiring friend who lost his battle. Proceeds from this CD are going to benefit the Colon Cancer Alliance (www.ccalliance.org).