Paul Heinz

Original Fiction, Music and Essays

The Dragon Breathes on Bleecker Street: Lyrics

Traveling

© 2003, Tricia Kositzky, Paul Heinz - All Rights Reserved

Take that tear
That slipped and fell
Take it back
So nothing grows
Take all your fun
And all those dances
Pack them up, click the lock

Is anything real
When you're just passing by
And all the things we all say
Are they sweet, sweet lies
Because you're traveling
Because you're traveling

Don't plant any seeds
Don't fall in love
Don't leave your heart
Just move on through, move on
Because you're traveling

Well I left my trail of brittle crumbs
I left my trail of brittle crumbs
It's time to find it
It's time to make my way back home

Don't plant any seeds
Don't fall in love
Don't leave your heart
Just move on through, move on
Because you're traveling

I left my trail of brittle crumbs
I left my trail of brittle crumbs
It's time to find it
It's time I can make my way back home

Because you're traveling

 

Enter The Dragon

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Forgetting What She Came Here For

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She's been pulling her wagon
From door to door
Forgetting what she came here for
Life makes her tired
The streets wear on her soles
Forgetting what she came here for

Lend her some time
Be her friend for a while
'cause all she needs is a reason to smile

Come along now before the train pulls out
Come along now before you're blinding by doubt
Forgetting what she came here for

It's plenty enough
Just to carry her things
Make her forget what she came here for
Curtsy a little bit lower
Reveal your heart for a minute
So time moves a little slower for her

Lend her some time
Be her friend for a while
'cause all at once there are reasons to smile

Come along now before the train pulls out
Come along now before you're blinding by doubt
Forgetting what she came here for

When a home gets too quiet
Like a long Sunday night
When your heart hangs by a strand
It's time to stop running from chances
Time to move with a love you can't understand

It's a walk in the snow
It's a shop window glow
In a moment you can get to know her
Maybe forget what you came here for
Don't pull away from her hands
You could fill them with something and change her plans
Open up your door

 

Loneliness Day

© 2003, Tricia Kositzky, Paul Heinz - All Rights Reserved

Today is loneliness day
Today is loneliness day

It belongs to her
She stands in purple shadows
And has the nerve to smile still
How dare she, how dare she
Ticking of soles
One square after another

Today is loneliness day
Today is loneliness day

Each night I close
My hands over one another
And say some words to tell
Some secrets and they
Sway and flutter
And listen to my loneliness days…

I've confessed all my longings
To the one who knows me best
I've confessed all my sorrow
But does it give me rest

Today is loneliness day
Today is loneliness day

There's a place for this emptiness
There's some room inside all that green
For me

I've confessed all my longings
To the one who knows me best
I've confessed all my sorrow
But does it give me rest
I've confessed all my longings
To the one who knows me best
I've confessed all my sorrow
But will it give me rest

For me and my loneliness days

 

Mercy

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She dies a peaceful death
The benediction on her breath
And travels to another place and time
We recite her name
And attempt to touch the flame
Of all the love and joy she left behind

But I can see the sunlight in her eyes
And these days it's all that I need to keep her alive
She knows there's no looking back

We wanderers on earth
Start to wonder what it's worth
And come to terms with all we feel inside
When we tally up the cost
Of all the loves we've known and lost
We wonder why another day arrives

I can see the sunlight in her eyes
And these days it's all that I need to keep me alive

And I feel so sure
That all our hopes and dreams will come to pass no darling
And I feel so sure
That we might find a way out of this endless mourning
And I feel so sure
That all that lies ahead is only mercy, mercy

I can see the sunlight in her eyes
And these days it's all that we need to keep us alive

And I feel so sure
That all our hopes and dreams will come to pass no darling
And I feel so sure
That we might find a way out of this endless mourning
And I feel so sure
That all that lies ahead is only mercy, mercy

We know there's no looking back

 

The Dragon Breathes on Bleecker Street

© 2003, Tricia Kositzky, Paul Heinz - All Rights Reserved

Red leaves falling to the earth
Groups of women, groups of men
All doing their dances
Sometimes lipstick hides the scars
But it never hides lost chances

It's the felling I get
When a good man says hello
You've never met him
And it doesn't matter now
You'll never see him again

Look beyond the sorrow there
Is another thing standing there
Desire and strength
With the pounding of your feet
The fire lives
The dragon breathes on Bleecker Street
The dragon breathes on Bleecker Street

When it feels in the city
That its time has come and gone
When you find you're all alone
As you trip over bodies
Are they your stepping stones

Watch out for the broken glass
Or you may find your heart
Out in the doorways
In time there are more ways
For you to make a start

Look beyond the sorrow there
Is another thing standing there
Desire and strength
With the pounding of your feet
The fire lives
The dragon breathes on Bleecker Street
The dragon breathes on Bleecker Street

 

Lost and Found

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How did you find me
I was supposed to be hiding
It didn't even take you very long
I must've breathed too loud
Or laughed into my hand
I never knew that you were so headstrong
I thought I was so very quiet

But you know I've heard
Gods are pretty smart these days
Yes you know I've heard
Gods are pretty smart these days

You must've been looking
A couple of years at least
I really tried, I really tried
I settled in this place
This closet of a city
Galaxies have the darkest places to hide
Where rooftops rise to blot out the sky

But you know I've heard
Gods are pretty smart these days
Yes you know I've heard
Gods are pretty smart these days

I, I never thought you'd find me here
I, I thought you thought that I'd disappeared
La la la la la la

When I heard you tripping
Through those naked trees
I didn't run and I suppose that's why
You smiled and turned to gather me up

I, I never thought you'd find me here
I, I thought you thought that I'd disappeared
I must have left the hall light on
I guess I cracked the door a bit
I never hoped to see you walk through it
La la la la la la

 

Those Baby Blues

© 2003, Tricia Kositzky, Paul Heinz - All Rights Reserved

This is it
The blues she slips between strings
And underneath wings
Falling back into the sky

Sink into its mother's arms
Listen to her breath
Look into its mother's eyes
Baby has to leave
So sing her those baby blues

Take its time
She grows 'til she stands upright
Grin and gracious
She'll give you all the sadness you crave
So be brave

Sink into its mother's arms
Listen to her breath
Look into its mother's eyes
Baby has to leave
So sing her those baby blues

To find her tie a bow around your heart
Around your heart
Baby blues, more costly, more new
Those baby blues

This is it
A bruise upon the heart
Only hurts a little while
Just two smiles and its beauty
All over again

Sink into its mother's arms
Listen to her breath
Look into its mother's eyes
Baby has to leave
So sing her those baby blues

Sink into its mother's arms

 

Going Home

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In Pennsylvania they stop at yield signs
They stop at yield signs
If I had half a mind
I'd leave this all behind

They trim their trees and edge their lawns
Their yards look inviting
Why are they all so withdrawn
Leave it all behind

When I'm feeling down
Days when I'm looking back
Well sometimes I wish that I
Were GOING HOME

Going home
Going home
I should feel alive but I feel so alone
My heart strings pine
For ties that bind
And I believe it's time that I be going home

I wanna breathe the heavy air
Drink margaritas with my sister and brother there
Leave this all behind

I want to nineteen for another day
I want all the promise that I let slip away

It won't be the same
Little of the past remains
But sometimes I wish that I
Yes sometimes I wish that I
Were GOING HOME

In Pennsylvania they stop at yield signs

 

Why Did You Have to Think Things Through?

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Only hours ago I was in a state of bliss
With all the love the future had to hold
Now I stand alone on this abandoned bride abyss
Feeling bought and sold
Feeling lost and low and inconsolable

Why did you have to think things through
I turned around and you were nowhere
I thought that you and I might be the lucky few
Why did you have to think things through

A playful laugh, a longing sigh
The things that make a life worth living
They beckon me with empty dreams of me and you
Why did you have to think things through

These days I hear the cynics say
That sometimes love works out that way
That sometimes passion in you dies
But you stopped listening to your heart
And started listening to your head
Now here I stand an unclaimed prize
When I should be the blushing bride

Why did you have to think things through
I'm left with little more than nothing
I don’t know just where to go or what to do
Why did you have to think things through
Why did you have to think things through

 

Spring Me

© 2003, Tricia Kositzky, Paul Heinz - All Rights Reserved

Resting here in the empty shadows
Of the statues eyes I love so much
I curl right up in them
Keeping warm somehow
On top of stone
Lying on top of stone

It heats up when under your body
There is nothing left to say
Inside these two hollows
Without a lover
And God just the color grey
God is so far away

Spring me
Cuz it’s getting so hard to hear
Ooh, and my hands are stolen by
By the mighty lethary
That hangs over the town
In my bood
Embracing its cells
Despite me

I can’t wear a baseball cap
Cuz then the sky can’t reach me
To finger my hair
Or crack its egg on me
And turn my breath blue
And help me to renew

Spring me
Cuz it’s getting so hard to hear
Ooh, and my hands are stolen by
By the mighty lethary
That hangs over the town
In my bood
Embracing its cells
Despite me
Lethary
That hangs over the town
In my bood
Embracing its cells
Despite me

 

Exit The Dragon

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What You've Done

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I try to find an open road
With hopes to lighten up my load
That's weighed me down for all this time
And maybe make a claim to peace of mind

Seasons come and seasons go
But some things stay the same I know
And there's an aching to this very day
That countless drinks have yet to wash away

I don't know the reasons why you left me
That's just something in the past that happened long ago
But now another season's come
And you're still out for number one
And I can't take back what you've done
I can't take back what you've done

What a tangled web we weave
We pass on chances to redeem
And right the wrongs that went on for so long
Our legacy's left empty when we're gone

Are we measured at the grave
Or by the weight of equal days
I hope a change may come to pass
'Cuz your seventh second chance may be your last

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