All I Want Is To Make You Happy

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If you wish they still made albums like they did in the 1970s, you're gonna love the Sad Truth - a wry and tuneful mashup of Steely Dan, ELO, Supertramp, and every other band you love from Back In The Day.

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released July 19, 2011

Songs by Ed Goldfarb and Jon Seltzer
Produced, arranged and recorded by Ed Goldfarb
Mixed by Jeff Stuart Saltzman
Mastered by Dave McNair
Layout and design by Lindsay Gravette/www.elbow.com
"Homesickness" by Rene Magritte

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If you wish they still made albums like they did in the 1970s, you're gonna love the Sad Truth - a wry and tuneful mashup of Steely Dan, ELO, Supertramp, and every other band you love from Back In The Day.

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Track Name: Couldn't Be Clearer
COULDN'T BE CLEARER

What the hell is wrong with the sky today?
The clouds are all gone but the shadows have stayed
One good gust of wind
It would all blow away
And never be seen again

At times like these we all take solace in
Who we've done and where we've been
It no longer matters if you lose or win
As long as you still play the game

And the difference is hard to spot
Between who you are and what you've got
Because once you start it's hard to stop
But it couldn't be clearer to me

And what the hell is wrong with my head today?
Too many thoughts and nothing to say
To simple suspicions
I'm easy prey
And I'll never feel clean again

And the difference is hard to spot
Between who you are and who you're not
Because once you start it's hard to stop
But it couldn't be clearer to me

And the consequence is you’ll never know
Whether what you do affects where you'll go
Up to heaven high
Or straight down to hell below

Whispers of the high and divine surround you
Everything you’ve lost you will now regain
Everyone you’ve loved wraps their arms around you
You will feel no sorrow no spite no pain

And what the hell is wrong with the sky today
The clouds have moved on but the shadows remain
The smallest breeze
It'll all blow away
And I’ll never be clean again

And from when you’re born ‘til the day you drop
You are slave and servant to whatever you’ve got
‘Cause once you start it’s so hard to stop
And it couldn’t be clearer to me

Words and music by Ed Goldfarb
Track Name: I Should Have Known
I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN

Take these last words from my mouth
I’ll repeat them
If only you’d figured a way how to beat them
And wrestled away my resolve for the last time
If only this wasn’t the last time

I had walked in on a break in the romance
Only this time the only mistake was just dumb chance
And how that the veil has been lifted
I’m cut to the bone

And I should have known
I should have known
‘Cause I set it up
I set it up

I’m not the brains in this sad situation
I’m only a child with some bad information
The answer’s much harder to hear than the question
Please ask me again so I’ll hear, then

Under the weight of the moment I’m choking
Please tell me again
Only this time be joking
If you turn away I will most surely turn into stone

And I should have known
I should have known
‘Cause I set it up
I set it up

Words and Music by Jon Seltzer
Track Name: One More Monday Morning
ONE MORE MONDAY MORNING

Here from the beginning, and faithful ‘til the end
Hypocrite narrator, martyr, friend
As serious as Sunday
Like animal defend
Schoolyard see-saw
Down and up and down again

Memory's a hapless host
Entertaining kindred ghosts
Who turn on you without much of a warning
But I will be your source of power
Straight on through the witching hour
Whoah hoh
One more Monday morning

Hardened on the outside, and damaged deep within
Soulmate, confessor, next of kin
Every new step forward
Is haunted by the past
Twilight's reeling
Take the moment and make it last

Once upon a long ago
I stayed up through the night y'know
Just to see the sunrise on your face
Blinded by celestial light
Overcome and overnight
Whoah hoh!
One more Monday morning

There's more ahead than left behind
One more chance to change your mind
Whoah hoh!
One more Monday morning

Words and Music by Ed Goldfarb
Track Name: She Breaks My Heart
She breaks my heart
But she don’t know it
I fall apart
But I won’t show it

She’s everything I dream of
But nothing I believe
And she breaks my heart
She breaks me

She breaks my heart
(She can’t hope to)
Although I let her
(Understand how)
And I should start
(Hard I try)
Trying to forget her

She belongs to no one
She won’t belong to me
And she breaks my heart
She’s breaking me

She never lets me go
She’s old enough to know
And she knows better
She’s gotta hold on tight
She’s coming out tonight
She breaks my heart

But I don’t listen to the sound of it breaking
Now we’re apart
I should know better than to fall so I fake it
She belongs to no one
She won’t belong to me
And she breaks my heart
Track Name: (I've Never Been To) Texas
(I'VE NEVER BEEN TO) TEXAS

Well, I’ve never been to Texas
But someday I’m gonna fly
Over the hills
Way down the trail
You can see a fire glowing
Wind in your hair
Riding the rails
You can hear the cattle lowing
And they’re talking just to you
In a voice that’s clear and true

Leave your other world behind
Ain’t nobody gonna mind at all
If you heed the prairie’s call
Just for a while
Pardner, walk a country mile
Breathe the air and feel your heartbeat slow
A place inside you barely know
Sings a ki-yi-yipee-yay-yay-yipee-yo
And I’ve never been to Texas

Yeah, I’ve never been to Texas
But I swear I’m gonna try
Crossing the plains
Fording the stream
Mountains up ahead now
Bearing the pain
Living the dream
Your other world is dead now
And at night the sky’s so wide
When you look up you look inside

And what you see
Is what you’ve always had to hide

Gather round the campfire, Son
Take a load off and lay down your gun
You’re not the only one who’s lived in fear
You think you’ve found your family here
But as you sing your sad old cowboy song
The wagon train moves on
With a ki-yi-yipee-yay-yay-yipee-yo
And I’ve never been to Texas

Words and Music by Ed Goldfarb
Track Name: Lady Liberty
LADY LIBERTY

Don't you ever get restless
On your island all alone
Don't you wish
You could throw down the torch and go home
Nobody gets inside your head now
Wolves howling at your door
Don't you wonder
What you even stand for any more

If you've got something to hide
You better show it

Oh hoh
Lay Lady Liberty
Oh hoh
Come won't you comfort me

Maybe you were just hung over
When they stole your crown away
All your tears
Won't get it back until you say
No more lying down with the lions
No more sleeping through the night
Dry your eyes
Raise up your fist
And make it right

if you've got something to say
I wanna hear it

Freedom
Freedom's just another word

Seems to happen all the time now
Big boys hear your siren song
Grab their guns, believing
And get it all wrong

Words and Music by Ed Goldfarb
Track Name: For You
FOR YOU

What is it - you wanted to be saved?
Has anyone come close?
If salvation’s what you’re after, then I’m game
I’m stronger now than most
But don’t ask my friends
Well, I’m certain they won’t tell you
The depths of my amends, oh yeah
And the things that I would do for you

I would trade fire with the devil for you

And there’s a war that I’ve been waging
And in the madness there is truth
Oh, I’m a solider in this battle that is raging
And my love for you is proof
And I won’t give up
‘Til the victory is offered
I’m a fighter ‘til I drop
And there’s nothing I would not do

I would trade fire with the devil for you
And I would lay angels down to waste
And for you
I would walk wires of devotion
Brave oceans through the wildest storm
Dream this ‘til the dream has come true

I would climb mountains
Face danger
Save saviours
Take measures
Break records
Make changes
Help strangers
Run miles
Fly higher
Run rivers
Eat liver
For you

All this for a moment with you

Words and Music by Jon Seltzer and Ed Goldfarb
Track Name: Lay Your Burden Down
LAY YOUR BURDEN DOWN

What would it take to believe
That everything I say to you
Everything I say is true
It’s true

Just walk along and you’ll see
How everything comes back to you
Everything you’ll ever do
It’s true

Nothing ever just slows down
Trying hard to make your way in the world
I promise I will be around
And you’ll see

When everything gets turned around
I will run to the lead
You can follow me
Just follow me

Nothing ever just turns out
Trying to pick up all the weight of the world
I promise I will be around
And you’ll see

That I am ready for anything

Words and Music by Jon Seltzer
Track Name: God's Tears
GOD’S TEARS

A noble idea at the time
With nothing much to lose
Now – the original crime
Leaves us in a garden untended
An inquest attended by none

And God’s tears fall on everyone
His work is never done
Shed in eternal pain
Ages of falling rain
But no measure of love unseen
Will ever wash us clean
And God’s tears fall on everyone
Everyone

Who knows what might have become
Had clearer heads prevailed
Wings melted down in the sun
Nothing but an unbroken record
Of false starts and failure so far

Ooh, babe
I know just how you feel
Sometimes I can’t believe
After all of the plans that I’ve made
And the work that I’ve done
Still, there’s so much suffering and pain
Everytime I hear my children cry
My heart feels like it’s falling from the sky
I know the hurt in everyone

All ends in love
All is devotion

Music and Lyrics by Ed Goldfarb and Jon Seltzer
Track Name: War Babies
WAR BABIES

He says “My heart is empty”
She says “Here’s your chance to fill it up”
He says “I’m scared of the future”
She says “That’s no reason to give up

All I want is to make you happy
All I want is to keep you warm inside
But instead you hide
Like we’re

War babies
Trying to figure out who’s side we’re on
War babies
Fight our little battles ‘til the dawn
But sleep tight baby baby
I love you baby baby
Right or wrong”

He says “I’m undecided”
She says “You’re too smart to be so dumb”
He says “Life has no meaning”
She says “I can maybe think of one

You and me – we could live together
Face the future
Make love forever now
I could show you how
We don’t have to be

War babies

Music and lyrics by Ed Goldfarb
Track Name: Freak Like Me
FREAK LIKE ME

Well, there’s no sense staying angry
About things you can’t control
You might lose your eyes
As your body dies
But you’ve still got your soul

And to oppugn divine intention
Is just what my people do
No one hears your song
‘Til you’re gone long gone
It’s funny ‘cause it’s true

We all play through our scales and changes
We all plan to the Nth degree
And we pray for a life that’s long
Sometimes we’re wrong
You see
And the destiny that awaits us
Is preceded at the boundary
By a mark
A sigh
And a friend waving goodbye
To a freak like me

When you’re walking the road less traveled
You might feel like you’re all alone
But one light from a knowing smile
And for a while
You’re home
But these moments of true connection
Are too few and
Too far between
A toast
A cry
For another such as I
You’re a freak like me
You’re a freak like me

Words and Music by Ed Goldfarb