Handheld Recordings, Vol. 2: Awakenin'!

by Eliot Eidelman

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1.
I don't wanna play the game I just wanna love you 'til it rains in California for ya 'Til it rains in California for ya 'Til it rains in California for you are so beautiful to me You are so beautiful to me I don't wanna play the game I just wanna love you 'til there's California rain
2.
I've seen you in my dreams I've seen you here before I've been seeing you for so long I've been here, so near without you by my side without you by my side as winter time gives way to spring and summer's in the air And though the days are longer now and though it's been awhile since I've seen you smile in my mind's eye you're still a child I love you like the rain loves the dusty ground I've been seeing you around I've been here, so near without you by my side without you by my side as winter time makes way for spring and summer's in the air And though the days are longer now and though it's been a while since I've seen you smile in my mind's eye you're still a child And though it isn't fair and though it isn't right I'll be seeing you tonight I'll be here, so near without you by my side without you by my side and though the days are longer now I long to hold you near I love you like the rain loves the dusty ground I'll be seeing you around
3.
04:31
You and I have known each other for awhile We've been lovers and friends but what are we now? You and I are strangers traveling alone in the night We lock up our cars and walk through the park past each other in the dark And you and I are memories in each other's minds We've been everything and blank but what are we now? You and I are moments alive in the present and the past We travel so far like the lights of a car on the highway in the dark And you and I we're going somewhere though we still don't know quite where that is It could be near or far or right here, right now 'Cause you and I are distances marked by a pen on a map We hop in our cars and follow our marks down the highways in the dark And me and you are nothing but figures in something bigger's dream we take action and decide in what we call "now" But me and you are everywhere, alive in every time We get in the car and drive to the bar together in the dark And I know that you know that we'll be together forever wherever we decide to go in the dark
4.
Whenever I go to the bank or the post office I ring your bell to see if you're home and when you are I climb up and put a record on, roll a spliff and we shoot the shit for awhile In your shoeboxes full of photographs are the memories of lovers and pets from different continents And you've seen so many beautiful things in your life, as places and times go by Now you live alone in your flat in Berlin with your cat, just watching the days grow dim It's a miracle that I found you here halfway 'cross the Western hemisphere and convenient that you live so near to the only place that sells good beer Right across from David Bowie's place where he lived back in '78 Strange but not unknown Strange but not unknown When I'm a-going to the bank or the post office I ring your bell to see if you're home and whenever you are I climb up and put the kettle on, crack a beer and we shoot the shit for a while In your rooms full of artifacts are strange paintings and the furniture that I lived with in the desert once And you've spent so many years alone for someone who seems to be socially prone Now you're living here, alone with your cat in Berlin in a flat, just watching the days grow dim It's a miracle that I found you here halfway 'cross the Western hemisphere and convenient that you live so near to the only place that sells good beer around here When I look into the wall you face all I see is endless empty space Strange but not unknown Strange but not unknown When we dance all I see thoughts and colors swirling 'Round your eyes smile at me while our feet are learning Where to be I pretend I know what I'm doing Follow me let's see if we can keep it movin' and groovin' and stewin' and brewin' and bakin' and shakin' and quakin' and rakin', givin' and takin' and makin', awakenin'! And it's cold outside but in here it's warm and I want to show you everything I'm knowin' mmmmm now that we're flowin' When we fall let it be deeper and deeper we're falling Turn around take a seat sit up nice and tall and Look at me as I pretend I know what I'm doing Follow me and let's see if we can keep it movin' and groovin' and stewin' and brewin' and bakin' and shakin' and quakin' and rakin', givin' and takin' and makin', awakenin'! And it rains outside but in here it's dry and I want to show you everything I'm knowin' mmmmm now that we're flowin' When I look into your eyes I find
5.
It's been a long time since I've held somebody so near me and in the meantime I've felt like no one could hear me It's been a long while since I've had somebody to know me I've been alone while feeling sad with no one to show me Refrain: that you and I are islands in the sky We're on the horizon gliding by Can you feel us floating when you're closing your eyes? We're on the horizon, just gliding by And can you hear the sound? Can you hear the sound? Can you steer our car around the Puget Sound? It's been a long ways that we've come to be here together and on the highways we've sung to fend off the weather It's been a long haul that we drove to finally be here and as the sun falls I know and it's finally clear Refrain
6.
02:40
I'm too real for you I'm too real for you You never let me tell you what I wanna do 'cause I'm just too real too damn real just too real for you You're too far away You're too far away You never let me tell you what I wanna say 'cause you're just too far too damn far just too far away Bridge: I told you that I loved you I tell you every day that I'm still dreaming of you Now what more, baby what more can I say? I'm in love with you I'm in love with you but you never let me tell you what I wanna do 'cause I'm just too real too damn real just too real for you but it's okay, 'cause one of these days you're gonna be too real too and then we'll make some holy righteous babies together that'll cultivate their gardens and save the whole damn world Bridge I'm too real for you I'm too real for you and you never let me tell you what I really wanna do because I'm just too real too damn real just too real for you
7.
I wandered for awhile with nothing there to hold me down I wandered far away and still all that I have to say is as far as the eye can see nothing here is quite as it seems far as the idol effigies far in the distance I don't know what you've been doing but it helps me see things through to the end with nothing left to hold me back I wandered far away and still all that I have to say is as far as the eye can see nothing here is quite as it seems far as the idol effigies far as the distant wind I don't know what you've been doing but it helps me see things through to the end

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released November 3, 2018

Pedal steel on tracks 2,3, and 5 by Bill Fleming
Harp on track 7 by Heather Freed
Recorded and mixed on a Zoom H4n Pro handheld recorder at
the Highland Inn, the Dacha and the Bonnibird House in Atlanta, GA, June/July, 2018
Mastered by Daniel Eaton at Little Castle Mastering, Los Angeles, CA
Artwork by Nik Nerburn

all selections published by Eliot Eidelman Music (ASCAP)
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