Natalie McDonald's "Depth Charge!" proudly presents:

The Bongos
"Beat Hotel"

Space Jungle

(words and music by Richard Barone)

she makes her home in the heart of the city
everyone that she meets seems to know her by name
too many creeps on the streets of the city
everyone that she meets seems completely insane

dreaming of a space jungle --
where will she go?
dreaming of a space jungle

then late at night martian drums beat a rhythm
electric beat coming down through the radio waves
and on the street hear the beat on the blasters
coming down from a radio station in space

dreaming of a space jungle --
where will we go?
dreaming of a space jungle

she spends her time on the streets of the city
everyone that she meets seems to know her by name
there'll come a time when she flees from the city
dance away to an alien planet in space

living in a space jungle --
where did she go?
living in a space jungle

1985 Ackee Music, Inc./Miniature Music (ASCAP)
All rights reserved. Used by permission.


Apache Dancing

(words by Richard Barone, music by Barone/Mastro)

the music called my name tonight
the golden ages flashed tonight
the moon is big and bright tonight
let's have a bacchanal, my baby
spinning, spinning
you know the room is spinning around you
spinning around you

spinning, spinning
you know you've got me spinning around you...

we'll see the spirits dance tonight
through valentino's eyes tonight
tango, tango
you make me want to tango around you
tango around you

oh -- apache dancing
oh -- apache dancing with me
we like a tango like valentino
oh -- apache dancing with me.

romance will fill the sky tonight
the moon will have his fun tonight
on sheets as black as night tonight
just look me in the eye, my baby
spinning, spinning
you know the world is spinning around you
spinning around you

oh -- apache dancing
oh -- apache dancing with me
we like a tango like valentino
oh -- apache dancing with me.

1985 Ackee Music, Inc./Miniature Music/Fire Red Music (ASCAP)
All rights reserved. Used by permission.


Brave New World

(words and music by Richard Barone)

waltz into my arms
let the music swell
these troubled times aren't here to stay

the world's a looking-glass
let's find a place to be
let the madness come and go

true love, true love, true love is ordinary,
new love, new love is what we have

dash into my heart
watch the sky go clear
like childhood dreams now we can fly

the drum beats perfect time
your heart beats into mine
let the hard times pass us by

true love, true love, true love is ordinary,
new love, new love is what we have

a brave new world
i'll show you a day that never dies
new, new words i'll tell you
look into my eyes

we will wander always
places call us softly
take me by the hand and run

true love, true love, true love is ordinary,
new love, new love is what we have.

1985 Ackee Music, Inc./Miniature Music (ASCAP)
All rights reserved. Used by permission.


A Story (Written in the Sky)

(words by Richard Barone, music by Barone/Mastro)

we will hide
beneath a tree
'till night comes
night comes
and all our years will drift away again

a lightning bolt
will point us to
a treasure
treasure
and when we touch the world will start again

a story, written in the sky
a story, written in the sky
a story, written in the sky
a story.

painted leaves
from trees we read
once fallen
fallen
like autumn pages torn from books gone by

and when we find
our hearts have been
mistaken
mistaken
the saddest endings never make us cry

a story, written in the sky
a story, written in the sky
a story, written in the sky
a story.

1985 Ackee Music, Inc./Miniature Music/Fire Red Music (ASCAP)
All rights reserved. Used by permission.


The Beat Hotel

(words and music by Richard Barone)

in the beat hotel
the walls have ears
the beat goes on
a naked lunch
the cupboard's bare
a drummer drums
the message comes
the message:
hey what's your name won't you take me to your room
hey what's your name won't you take me to your room

in the beat hotel
a stolen glance
a bed of nails
the desk clerk smiles
he's dressed in red
a tarnished room
a furnished friend
hey what's your name won't you take me to your room
hey what's your name won't you take me to your room

take me one hundred stories up to the moon
take me one hundred stories up to the moon

in the beat hotel
i met a guy
who wasn't real
his chequered past
was just an act
or just a style
or just a lie
in the beat hotel
the walls have ears
the beat goes on
a naked lunch
the cupboard's bare
a drummer drums
the message comes
the message:
hey what's your name won't you take me to your room
hey what's your name won't you take me to your room...

1985 Ackee Music, Inc./Miniature Music (ASCAP)
All rights reserved. Used by permission.


Come Back to Me

(words and music by Richard Barone)

you left without a warning
the birds of prey are swarming
like in a silent movie
you left without a word to me

come back
come back
come back
come back
come back to me

went to a fortune teller
said i'd receive a letter
i thought her cards were teasing me
she said that you were leaving me

it's the madness
in her eyes
she's crazy like the river
can't you see it in her eyes?
like the river running wild
she's just a little child
like the river running wild...

all day i'm sitting wondering why
how you could leave and make me cry

come back
come back
come back
come back
come back to me.

1985 Ackee Music, Inc./Miniature Music (ASCAP)
All rights reserved. Used by permission.


Splinters

(words and music by James Mastro)

sometimes i'm sad, sad as a pony
a nightmare's rain, reins try to hold me
dream break stride, stride into splinters
run and hide

sometimes i'm high, high as a feather
can't see change, change for the better
birds fly south, south for the winter
counts me out

i wouldn't break away
couldn't turn away
wouldn't break away

sometimes i feel, feel like a window
people throw stares into my soul
bricks through glass, glass into splinters
paint the cracks

is there love, love like an ocean
ships will part, part like an ocean
driftwood cracks, cracks into splinters
waves pull back

i wouldn't break away
couldn't turn away
wouldn't break away

1985 Ackee Music, Inc./Fire Red Music (ASCAP)
All rights reserved. Used by permission.


She Starts Shaking

(words by Richard Barone, music by Barone/Mastro)

she lives
in another land
where dreams grow from the sand
and stars alone can stand
'till everything stars
shaking
the ground starts shaking
the world stars shaking
baby, stop shaking

she dreams
like films of long ago
like stories she's been told
like legends she's been sold
the stories end with
shaking
the ground starts shaking
the world stars shaking
baby, stop shaking

she lives
in another town
of pictures and of sound
the hills are crumbling down
down -- down
she lives
in another land
where dreams grow from the sand
and stars alone can stand

1985 Ackee Music, Inc./Miniature Music/Fire Red Music (ASCAP)
All rights reserved. Used by permission.


Totem Pole

(words and music by Richard Barone and James Mastro)

i'm a totem pole
'got a wooden soul
i can count backwards

you wear stolen chains
a mystery train
off the track backwards

now i'm not so sure
now i'm not so sure
seemed so much better before
now i'm not so sure

walls of sky conceal
a giant wheel
you can hide or play it

hands of faith can heal
a soul of steel
you can lie or say it

now i'm not so sure
now i'm not so sure
seemed so much better before
now i'm not so sure

1985 Ackee Music, Inc./Miniature Music/Fire Red Music (ASCAP)
All rights reserved. Used by permission.


Blow Up

(words and music by Richard Barone)

stiff winds blew behind you
sharp castles of old
cool halo around you
soft light from your soul

blow up the rooms inside you
blow up 'till you remain
blow up the house that owns you
blow up your face and name

tall shields walked beside you
mild horses in rows
brave heartbeat inside you
strong light from your soul

blow up the lives inside you
blow up 'till you remain
blow up the gold that owns you
blow up the sands of shame
blow up the house that owns you

1985 Ackee Music, Inc./Miniature Music (ASCAP)
All rights reserved. Used by permission.


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