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Immaculate Misconceptions

Immaculate Misconceptions (from the album and play Immaculate Conceptions)

Immaculate Misconceptions (2x)

You have them; you hold them… immaculate misconceptions…
Will you ever change, or will you stay the same?

Immaculate Misconceptions (2x)
You build them; you spread them… immaculate misconceptions…
Will you make the right choice?
Remain silent or use your voice?

Immaculate Misconceptions (2x)
You have them, you hold them… immaculate misconceptions…
Will they ever let you go?
If you don’t try, you’ll never know.

Immaculate Misconceptions (2x)

Lyrics, Music & Arrangement By:
© 2005 Jeremy J. dePrisco ASCAP

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Our Town

Our Town (from the album and play Immaculate Misconceptions)

Whether yelling “white power” or snorting white powder
Our Mayor is guilty and hangs
Whether sucking on sewage or judging the Jewish
Our vampire’s venomous fangs

It’s our town… it’s our town
It’s our town… our town.

While running in riots, the news team will buy it
Plump payroll reserved for police
A dark cloud surrounds us, our conscience confounds us
Our boredom our biggest disease

CHORUS

BRIDGE
Sometimes I wander alone, as gunshots ring out in the night
Why do I call this my home? Something just doesn’t feel right.

Whether angel or devil we all need a shovel
To dig ourselves out of our hole
Our history hinders – caught hard in the cinders
Of fossils of black slate and coal

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© 2005 Jeremy J. dePrisco ASCAP

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Hard Day Comin’

Hard Day Comin’ (from the album and play Immaculate Misconceptions)

The times are changin’
All thoughts of creation are blown away in the dust
Friends are all running, soldiers all gunning, as we continue to rust

CHORUS
It’s a hard day coming… it’s a hard, hard day
It’s a hard day coming… it’s a hard, hard day

To get to the moon we’ll melt the silver spoon
Forgetting we’re in this as one
The rights of our people are written on the steeple
The savior, the mother, the son

CHORUS

Forget your intentions and smile on redemption
As gunshots ring out in the streets
Increase your confession to hide your obsession
With power, corruption and greed

CHORUS

This isn’t conjecture, this isn’t a lecture
Just one man with a voice
There’s no need to prove that it’s better to soothe
And we each make our own choice

CHORUS 2 x, 1st 2 lines of 1st Verse

Lyrics, Music & Arrangement By:
© 2005 Jeremy J. dePrisco ASCAP

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Rusty Hearse

Rusty Hearse (from the album Catch the Squirrel)

My hearse is gettin’ rusty… I need a few bucks
My hearse is gettin’ rusty… I’m runnin’ out of luck
Expensive tolls in Jersey, no end in sight. My hearse is gettin’ rusty…

Looks like I’m running into nothin’ but red lights
My hearse is gettin’ rusty, some say it’s a sign
I gotta do some busking, but the trains not on time
My tank is on empty, no pumps in sight
The sirens are calling, keep me company at night… keep me company at night.

Got my suit in a pawn shop, had to hock my guitar
My hearse is gettin’ rusty… My daisies are wilting in broken jars

Down the bowlin’ alley, tied to the pins
Blindman’s at the ball, knock me down with my sins
Not a preacher or a wise man, could ever save me now
No ‘bituary, this king has no crown… this king has no crown

My hearse is gettin’ rusty, I need a few bucks
My hearse is gettin’ rusty, I’m runnin’ out of luck
Expensive tolls in Jersey, no end in sight
The sirens are calling, keep me company at night
Looks like I’m running into nothin’ but red lights (rpt)

Lyrics, Music & Arrangement By:
© 2004 Jeremy J. dePrisco

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Just A Matter of Time

Just A Matter of Time (from the album Mandala)

Do I talk too much? Is it not enough to know…
That you’re my friend? Is that how it ends?
You’re so far away, I wish I could stay in the middle of the night
I would hold you right.

CH1
I’m calling out but you’re not there
I’m reaching out in my despair
I’m buying time ’til I get things right
I’m all yours, it’s just a matter of time

The secret’s out with a whisper and shout
I spoke my mind, but did I cross the line
It’s time for a change, what they see isn’t me.
Hope it’s not too late now’s my chance to see

CH1

BRIDGE
No matter what they think, no matter what they say
No matter what they do, not gonna take you away

The stakes are high but it feels so right. I feel so close as our lives collide.
But I have to be brave, not for one but for two. Just say the words and I’ll fly with you.

CH2
I’m trying not to lose my hold. I’m breaking down and feeling bold.
All this time I’ve kept it inside. Now’s my chance, got nothing to hide.

CH1

Ending:
I’m calling out…
But you’re not there…
I’m reaching out…
In my despair…
I’m buying time ’til I get things right
I’m all yours, it’s just a matter of time

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© 1997 Jeremy J. dePrisco ASCAP

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Chaos Rise Up

Chaos Rise Up (from the album Chaos Rise Up)

Chaos Rise Up
Chaos rise up through the concrete and the coffee stains
Chaos rise up… through the tension, and the tea bags
Chaos rise up from the dead beats to the old dregs
Chaos rise up… through the membranes of bad eggs
Chaos rise up (Rpt 2x)

Chaos rise up through the back streets and the cold hags
Chaos rise up… through the chest pain, and garbage bags
Chaos rise up through the dark clouds and broken panes
Chaos rise up… through the gutters of acid rain
Chaos rise up (Rpt 2x)

Chaos rise up from the ink blots and the blank page
Chaos rise up… with the rock star backstage
Chaos rise up through the floor boards and sewer mains
Chaos rise up… through the champagne of rusty chains
Chaos rise up (Rpt 2x)

Chaos rise up from the raw meat and steady state
Chaos rise up, like a street gang tempting fate
Chaos rise up through the deafness and eye strain
Chaos rise up, through the cubicles and the Rogaine
Chaos rise up (Rpt 2x)

© 2008 Jeremy J dePrisco ASCAP

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She’s a Zombie

She’s a Zombie (from the album Bloomsburg to Bangladesh)

She is a Zombie
Of her reflections within
A wall around her senses

CHORUS
A creature by necessity
She’s a Zombie… she’s a zombie.

Verse 1:
No colours to her dawn, no depth to her sleep
No fears to succumb, no rules of ethics

CHORUS

Verse 2:
No colours to her dreams, no depth to her mind
No patriotic hymns, nor love of any kind

CHORUS

Verse 3:
No colours to her speech, no depth to her choice,
No promises to breach, nor happiness to rejoice,

Chorus (repeat)
She’s a zomie…

Lyrics by Paul Rodericks (India)
Music & Arrangement by Jeremy J. dePrisco (USA)
Copyright 2004 Jeremy dePrisco (ASCAP) and Paul Rodericks

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Promises

Promises (from the album Mandala)

Promise me your love in the darkest hour
Promise me you’re here to stay

Don’t ask me why I’m crying
‘Cause I don’t seem to know
But at least it’s from joy not pain
But there’s something you should know

I’m not asking for a ring
I just need a reminder
That our lives are meant to be
Entangled in each other

CHORUS
Promise me your love in the darkest hour
Promise me you’re here to stay
Promise me your love in the darkest hour
Promise me there’s nothing in our way

BRIDGE
The future may be scary but with you by my side
I know I’ll be strong all the way
Let’s fight every fight together and win every time
and hold on to the promises we’ve made

You’ve had one foot on the ground
And another in the water
All I ask is that I have your love
And that you want no other

Promise me your love in the darkest hour Promise me you’re here to stay
Promise me your love in the darkest hour
Promise me there’s nothing in our way

Promise me your love in the darkest hour Promise me you’re here to stay
Promise me your love in sunshine and in shower
Promise me there’s nothing in our way

Promise me your love in the darkest hour Promise me you’re here to stay
Promise me your love in bitter taste and sour
Promise me there’s nothing in our way… there’s nothing in our way…

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© 1996 Jeremy J. dePrisco ASCAP

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Diatribe

Diatribe (From the album “Cadillacs & Tarantulas”)

Troopers moving in for a counter attack
while the counterculture pivots on a pizza snack
Sex is counterpoint for the placebo effect
and the Council passed a law to keep Trolls in check

They have trodden, they are triste, with a pitchfork they are pushed into the pit
They are Trojans in their horse
The double-talk and diatribe is getting worse, it’s plagiarized fact
You can count on that.

Buddhist monk go ahead and chant a chunk
Clench the life that binds to you, let me know your funk
Wisdom gray matter turns to grissly brown
Like tooth decay in this busy town

Preconceived and petrified, crushed destroyed and pushed aside
Fog sounds purple – eyes taste red
Phallic flames feel delight, down the twisted road we run on tonight.
You can count on that.

Christian man take a stand, your egg roll’s getting cold
now don’t you know He never ate like that.
Underneath and in between the creatures in your head, what do they mean?
It’s a sign of death.

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© 1998 Jeremy J. dePrisco ASCAP

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On the Edge

On the Edge (from the album Catch the Squirrel)

Where the ground shakes, smoke rising up to meet you
Vampire stakes, on your grill they eat you
Clock tower clicking, church bells ringing
Heaven can wait, but hell wants to sing
Stretch yourself thin, step right up
What do you win, what’s in your cup?

On the edge of greatness being much but becoming more
Sails are tight and the wind is right, we’re ready to leave for the shore

Where the sun shines, mist rising up from the sea
Jellyfish sting, horseshoe crabs clamoring
Tide pools tickling, every wave is licking
Limbo can wait – purgatory wants to sing
Stretch yourself loose, take off your shoes
What do you see, what are the clues?

On the edge of the boardwalk, more in touch than I was before
Stars at night and the wind is right
Now I’ve got sand in my shorts

On the edge of greatness being much but becoming more
Sails are tight and the wind is right, we’re ready to leave for the shore

Lyrics, Music & Arrangement By:
© 2004 Jeremy J. dePrisco ASCAP