Album Lyrics - UNCANNY VALLEY
Blessing

Hey I got your letter but I never saw the page
it's unopened.  There's nothing to reveal.
I wanted to do better than to be your loving cage
I was hoping - and so it remains sealed

And now that you will see me only in memories
I think that it would free me if you would see me as    
A blessing to you -  A blessing to you, ah --
A blessing to you - I would have you think of me as a blessing

I will not deny any reason that you gave
I know I'm not the love of your youth
And I will not cry over causes I can't save
But I know I was the lover of your truth
  There are no more apologies to be offered in my name
  And I hope that over time you will remember me and claim I was    
    A blessing to you -  A blessing to you, ah --
    A blessing to you - I would have you think of me as a blessing

The place in my heart where my love for you would hide
Was like heaven - Elysian Fields
I'm sorry you wouldn't come there, the doors were open wide
An invitation that pride wouldn't yield
  Hey it's okay the ending couldn't be face to face
  Still I pray that you remember me with love and grace and as
    A blessing to you -  A blessing to you, ah --
    A blessing to you - I would have you think of me as a blessing

 © 2010 Holly Montgomery (BMI). All Rights Reserved.


Do The Math


One by one the lights all fail
Current comes to no avail

One by one the rooms fade to black

The clocks chimes dinner time - No going back


Two by two we unite and unglue

One wants old - One needs new

Two by two ties lose their hold

The clocks chimes dinner time and - Hearts growing cold

Never learned to do the math right

Sometimes it adds up Later it divides

Never learned the sum of two hearts
The clock chimes dinner time - And we dine apart

One and one sometimes equals one
Two and two sometimes equal one

One and one are one when love is fun

Two and two stay ones when love is done

I will sing but math I will not do
Til one and one are one - but can still be two
Til one and one are one - but can still be two, or
Til the clock chimes dinner time - and I dine with you

Or 'til I dine with you 

© 2010 Holly Montgomery (BMI). All Rights Reserved.



Heal Me

You are the downpour, you are the sun
You rain and shine for everyone
You are adventure, you are no rules
You are at peace with princes and with fools

And for every One of you, there are a thousand of me
Wanting to be part of your greatest works of art 
Longing just to feel the hands that could heal me      
Your hands could heal me - heal me

You paint pictures in museum frames
You are indifferent to dynasties and names
You make the world turn in perfect time
You are the mountain that dreamers dare to climb

And for every One of you, there are a thousand of me
Wanting to be part of your greatest works of art 
Swarming in the night, drawn into your light
Longing just to feel the hands that could heal me
Your hands could heal me - heal me

You lure the ballroom into romance
You are the memory that frees old duchesses to dance
You are the answer to what went wrong
You are an echo of the hero in this song

And for every One of me, there are a thousand of you, a thousand of you - and I am
Wanting to be part of your greatest works of art 
Watching, waiting, learning, yearning
Longing just to feel the hands that could heal me
Your hands could heal me - heal me
As if your hands could heal me

 © 2010 Holly Montgomery (BMI). All Rights Reserved.


My Aunts

Aunt Mina had a tongue as sharp as fine Wisconsin Cheddar
She'd say what's on her mind, and run your life if you would let her
When she was 80 I was stunned to hear her play Chopin
It sure was hard in her small town to outsmart most the men
-- Goodbye my dear Aunt Mina

Aunt Dot was always joking, she always wore a smile
She moved west to Edmonton, her farm stretched out for miles
She'd chase my brothers with some scissors trying to cut their hair
She always made us laugh, her gift for mirth was far too rare
-- Goodbye Aunt Dot, and Goodbye my dear Aunt Mina

Aunt Boots was my uncle's wife, she was so full of grace
She had a kind serenity that shone upon her face
When I was born my Mama had to let her care for me
But she was happy in her kindness shown to family
-- Goodbye Aunt Boots, Goodbye Aunt Dot, and Goodbye my dear Aunt Mina

Aunt Weesie never married, so she lived alone
She called me her sweet pretty baby, like I was her own
And every time she said she loved me, her eyes would fill with tears
And I believed her every time she told me through the years
-- Goodbye Aunt Weesie, Goodbye Aunt Boots, Goodbye Aunt Dot, and Goodbye my dear Aunt Mina

They were all fine women, every one
Now all my aunts are gone

© 2010 Holly Montgomery (BMI). All Rights Reserved.



My Brother's Keeper

The rains came down that terrible Monday, the winds blew out the cries

Tuesday came and the whole world watched while a city was baptized
But where's the salvation after the storm? Creeds are cold, blankets are warm
Why keep faith when nothing is reborn?

      

The water's rising and it gets deeper every day they have no home
      
But because I am my brother's keeper they won't rebuild their world alone 
      
Because I am - Because I am
      
My brother's keeper

I was given eyes to see and a heart that wants to heal
And abundance at my table each and every meal
So when you ask me why I believe that souls who are suffering deserve relief
Where should it come from, if not from me?

      

The water's rising and it gets deeper every day they have no home
      
But because I am my brother's keeper they won't rebuild their world alone 
      
Because I am - Because I am
      
My brother's keeper

I am one of you - I am I am
I've not forgotten you - I am I am
I'll do more than pray for you - I am I am
I'll be a voice for you, a voice for you

      

The water's rising and it gets deeper every day they have no home
      
But because I am my brother's keeper they won't rebuild their world alone 
      
Because I am - Because I am - I am I am
      
My brother's keeper

© 2010 Holly Montgomery (BMI). All Rights Reserved.


Jungle Girl

I am not your Venus, you are not my Mars
In fact, all we got between us is this earthling thing of ours
But have me home by morning and I'll leave orbit with you

Then tomorrow it's back to the animals that don't live in zoos


'Cause I like my rock to rock hard and I swing from vines in G-d's backyard
   
And I don't belong in your world, but I can't help it if I'm a Jungle Girl
   
I'm a Jungle Girl


Let's pretend we're on an island, shipwrecked and washed ashore
Where no one is sure to find us, for a few days or more

And where the palm trees blow in rhythm to the breeze rushing through my hair

And the stars shine bright as diamonds - the only kind I'll ever wear


'Cause I like my rock to rock hard and I swing from vines in G-d's backyard
   
And I don't belong in your world, but I can't help it if I'm a Jungle Girl
   
I'm a Jungle Girl


Me girl, you boy, I'm gonna feed you fish and poi
           
You Professor, me Mary Ann, come tell me about your magic plan
           
I'll have Botacelli paint us now, I'll wipe the sweat off of his brow
           
We'll eat coconuts and lay in the sand, somewhere other than la-la land


So take me home with you now - but not if your mother's there
I don't wanna meet her, I don't ever wanna care about her

'Cause on your world I'm an alien, and I will always be

So tonight let's stay on common ground, come on baby swing from my tree with me

'Cause I like my rock to rock hard and I swing from vines in G-d's backyard
   
And I don't belong in your world, but I can't help it if I'm a Jungle Girl
    I'm a Jungle Girl I'm a Jungle Girl I'm a Jungle Girl

© 2010 Holly Montgomery (BMI). All Rights Reserved.
Looking for the Road

I took a wrong turn from my hotel and was going to God-knows-where

When I stumbled over a man.  I apologized and I stared - 
And I knew this was the last day I could look the other way, so
I asked him, "What's your name?  Is your home where you now lay?"



He said, "You may think that I'm wandering - lost. But you should know,
I am looking for the road

They let only good men go - where only good men go

He said, "Everybody's got their story, you can add mine to the fray
I once had a life, now I live day to day, and

Some days the clouds raise and I remember what was
And the faces that I loved I trace in all my dust.

It might look like I'm wandering - lost. But you should know,
I am looking for the road

They let only good men go..."

bridge
I said, "Is there somewhere we could go to get away from the cold?
I was thinking myself I should start looking for that road!
Oh is someone waiting, unwhole for you?"




He said, "No, I'm invisible, at least I am most the time,

When my breath has no rhythm and I'm scared of the divine
But it takes more than the fear of dying to keep me awake
So today friend, I allow, any offer that you make

The world thinks that I'm wandering - lost. But they should know,
I am looking for the road

They let only good men go - where only good men go - 

where only good men go

© 2010 Holly Montgomery (BMI). All Rights Reserved.


Everybody Loves You

I was laughing hard, driving out to Columbia
The epiphanies started pouring down like rain

The distant clouds no longer black, and redemption riding in the back
See I realized the meaning of your name, and that


Everybody loves you, and if they don't, they want to
          
Everybody loves you, too
          
Everybody loves you, too


The man you want to be is shining 'til it's blinding me
Though I see that in the shadows demons wait
I want so bad to see the day you finally burn them all away
But I know this vision isn't my fate, but now

All my friends love you, and if they don't they want to
          
All my friends love you, too
          
All my friends love you, too


Will you watch as my lights fade to black, or look away when I look back
       
Oh there was sweetness, and harmony, and laughter, you gave back to me

So before I go I've got one more thing left to sing for you
It's a simple verse but it's all I have to give - 

It's that I hope you find someone and she can write for you a symphony
That makes you want to laugh, and love, and live - live my love!      because

I don't want to love you, even though I want to
            
And you don't want to love me, you and me we are free
            
So I'm not going to love you, you and me we are through
            
So I'm not going to love you, too
            
I'm not going to love you, too

© 2010 Holly Montgomery (BMI). All Rights Reserved.


As Long as I Live


I knew a trumpet player, his face was all scarred up, I don't know why
I wonder if he married Denise? I wonder if he ever tried?
There was this guy there I loved so much, he played the drums, he was so sad
He taught me what love was, but I was too scared to understand

So many people I loved and I lost, and I cried and cared in their name
So many people I left in the past, and I'll never see them again
As long as I live

I met a band in Vegas who used to play their songs in Hollywood
They got a gig in this grand hotel for ten years, just because they could
My best friend, she turned on me, and why she did she wouldn't say
I thought she was an angel, but I just had to turn and walk away

So many people I loved and I lost, and I cried and cared in their name
So many people I left in the past, and I'll never see them again
As long as I live

Like the heads hung on a hunter's wall by the big guns, I can see them all
They look so real, my museum, all I could feel, I left up to them
I say, "Thank you for your company, oh yes, thank you, but now I'll take my leave."
They've been taking, they've been taking, they've been taking all I have to give
And now I want to live

Someone wants me to let him in, and I've been trying to make some space
But first I gather you multitudes for one more look into each face, to say,
"Oh, won't you remember me? Your ghosts fade, but they're not gone yet.
So I can take my place beside him now, 'cause today I forgive, tomorrow I forget."

So many people I loved and I lost, and I cried and cared in their name
So many people I left in the past, and I'll never see them again
As long as I live, as long as I live

© 2010 Holly Montgomery (BMI). All Rights Reserved.