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Richard Barone
primal dream


Where the Truth Lies
(Barone)

I don't mind
when life's unkind
if there's a reason why
And I don't mind
when love is hard to find
because I'm waiting for the sunrise

Where the truth lies--I want to be with you
where the truth lies
Where the truth lies--I want to be with you
where the truth lies

I don't care
when life's unfair
because I realize
That there's a plan
for every grain of sand
and love is never unwise
I don't mind
when life's unkind
if there's a reason why
And I don't mind
when love is hard to find
because I'm waiting for the sunrise

Where the truth lies--I want to be with you
where the truth lies
Where the truth lies--I want to be with you
where the truth lies

What 'you saying, what 'you saying, what 'you saying
to me?
I've got reason to believe someone's trying to deceive.
What 'you doing, what 'you doing, what 'you doing
to me?
I've got reason to believe you've got something up your sleeve.

I don't mind
when life's unkind
if there's a reason why
And I don't mind
when love is hard to find
because I'm waiting for the sunrise
And I don't care
when life's unfair
because I realize
That there's a plan
for every grain of sand
and love is never unwise

Where the truth lies--I want to be with you
where the truth lies
Where the truth lies--I want to be with you
where the truth lies.

1989, 1990 Miniature Music (ASCAP)
All rights reserved. Used by permission.


Before You Were Born
(separate featured page)


Something Happens
(Barone)

My daddy said a feeling would grab me,
and like a wind would blow me far from home
Today's the day that feeling grabbed me -
today's the day I see I've been alone.

I've been around went through the motions
I'd make a promise then I'd run and hide
Today I feel a real emotion -
today I only want you by my side.

'Cause something happens when you look into my eyes
Something happens, something happens
There's no mistaking and it cannot be denied
Something happens

The games I played were nothing but trouble
sometimes I woke up feeling black and blue
Today I feel a real emotion -
today's the day I woke up loving you

Something happens when I look into your eyes
Something happens, something happens
There's no mistaking and it cannot be denied
Something happens, something happens

My daddy said a feeling would grab me
But he never told me it would be quite like this
Don't want to wake up feeling guilty
I just want to wake up to your kiss.

'Cause something happens when I look into your eyes
Something happens, something happens
There's no mistaking and it cannot be denied
Something happens, something happens

Something happens when I look into your eyes...

1989, 1990 Miniature Music (ASCAP)
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River To River
(Barone/Usher)

You'd better cover your face tonight
someone might take it away
I've been watching with second sight
and I don't like what I see;
there's a shadow over me -

River to river I call your name
waiting for the water to rise
Anything forgotten is all the same
to a lover who lies
to a lover who lies

Now I've got an answer to what you need
but I'll never give it away
For each desire that isn't freed
one thing still remains:
your world is wrapped in chains

River to river I call your name
waiting for the water to rise
Anything forgotten is all the same
to a lover who lies
to a lover who lies

Running lonely here
It's cold and lonely here
I shiver in the night...

I'd better cover my heart tonight
someone might take it away
I've been watching you dress in white
for someone else's touch
and I don't need you that much.

River to river I call your name
waiting for the water to rise
Anything forgotten is all the same
to a lover who lies
to a lover who lies

1989, 1990 Miniature Music (ASCAP)/House of Usher (BMI)
All rights reserved. Used by permission.


Opposites Attracting
(Barone)

I am man/You are magnet
It seems the two can't stay apart
Arrow flies/To the target
Arrow flies right through the heart

Opposites attracting/Opposites attracting
Not exactly
Opposites attracting

Hear the voice/See the motion
Not a thing in common here
Power plug/Power socket
Electric current that pulls them near

Opposites attracting/Opposites attracting
Not exactly
Opposites attracting

Have you seen the lightning--
on summer nights that light the sky?
The cause is not so frightening
These are forces at play...

Yin-Yang/Light and darkness
Sometimes it seems the twain shall meet
Sparks fly/Hear the thunder
It takes the friction to make the heat

Opposites attracting/Opposites attracting
Not exactly
Opposites attracting

1989, 1990 Miniature Music (ASCAP)
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I Only Took What I Needed
(Barone)

I took a chance
I took a train to heaven
I found some freedom there

I rolled the dice
I threw a lucky seven
I only took my share

I travelled light
I carried next to nothing
enough to get me there

I played the part
in my imagination
was I a fool to care?

I only took what I needed,
only took what I needed.

Took my guitar
Change that was in my pocket
I went from town to town

Where life was cheap
love went for next to nothing
caught with my trousers down

I only took what I needed,
only took what I needed.

I've been a master and a slave
But I never took more than I gave.

I found a face
I had a fascination
You let me rule your world

I had a job
I had a reputation
Until the flags unfurled

Then in a flash
in my imagination
I felt the chains dig in

I packed my bags
turned in my resignation
got on the train again.

I only took what I needed,
only took what I needed.

1989, 1990 Miniature Music (ASCAP)
All rights reserved. Used by permission.


Mr. Used-to-be
(Barone)

No time where there is no time
No space where there is no space
No crime where there is no climb
No breath where there is no air ---
there used to be something there
there used to be something there.

No boy where there is no boy
No girl where there is no girl
No love where there is no joy
No peace in the whole wide world ---
What seems to be going on?
What seems to be going on?
Mr. Used to be is dead and gone, Mister!
Mr. Used to be is dead and gone, Mister!

No song where there is no sound
No dance where there is no beat
No dirt where there is no ground
No flame where there is no heat ---
What seems to be going on?
What seems to be going on?
Mr. Used to be is dead and gone, Mister!
Mr. Used to be is dead and gone, Mister!

No time where there is no time
No space where there is no space
No crime where there is no climb
No face where there is no place
No boy where there is no boy
No girl where there is no girl
No love where there is no joy
No peace in the whole wide world ---
What seems to be going on?
What seems to be going on?
Mr. Used to be is dead and gone, Mister!
Mr. Used to be is dead and gone, Mister!
Mr. Used to be is dead and gone, Mister!
Mr. Used to be is dead and gone.

1989, 1990 Miniature Music (ASCAP)
All rights reserved. Used by permission.


Native Tongue
(Barone)

In your native tongue I'll sing for you
In your native tongue I'll sing for you

This night I want to share a dream with you
This night I want to share a dream with you

Looking at you -
Feel no pain
The beach intoxicates me
Sun bleached my brain

Where the rivers meet I'll wait for you
Where the rivers meet I'll wait for you

One black, one white, one river made from two
One black, one white, one river made from two

Looking at you -
Lose control
The rhythm mystifies me
The music's got my soul

In your native tongue I'll sing for you

1989, 1990 Miniature Music (ASCAP)
All rights reserved. Used by permission.


To The Pure...
(Richard Barone)

In the morning on a white bicycle
In the morning on a white bicycle
In the morning on a white bicycle I will ride to you

I woke up face down in the snow
from a dream that started seven years ago
I didn't know where I could be
I can't believe I'd sold so many parts of me -

To the pure, from deep in the purest part of me
To the pure, from deep in the purest part of me.

I woke up face up in the sand
from I dream I know I'll never understand
I didn't know if it was real
I just remember how alone I can feel

To the pure, from deep in the purest part of me
To the pure, from deep in the purest part of me.

In the morning on a white bicycle
Afternoon I'm on a red bicycle
In the evening on a black bicycle I will ride to you.

To the pure, from deep in the purest part of me
To the pure, from deep in the purest part of me.

1989, 1990 Miniature Music (ASCAP)
All rights reserved. Used by permission.


I'll Be Your Mirror
(Lou Reed)

I'll be your mirror
reflect what you are
In case you don't know

I'll be the wind, the rain and the sunset
The light on the door to show that you're home.

When you think the night has seen your mind
That inside you're twisted and unkind -
I will stand to show that you are blind
Please put down your hands 'cause I see you.

I find it hard to believe
You don't know the beauty you are.
But if you don't, then let me be your eyes,
The hand to your darkness, so you won't be afraid.

I'll be your mirror
I'll be your mirror
I'll be your mirror...

1966 Oakfield Avenue Music (BMI)
All rights controlled and administered by Screen Gems - EMI.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.


Roman Circus
(Barone)

There's a Roman circus
in my mind

I didn't mean to hurt you -
but something means to hurt you
in my mind.

Once a spark was flashing
Once a spark of passion
Once the sun was crashing
in my mind.

1989, 1990 Miniature Music (ASCAP)
All rights reserved. Used by permission.



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