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Torch Songs for Swingers

Torch Songs for Swingers album artwork

Lyrics

"Mirrors"

Mirror, Mirror on the wall. Now I’ve gone and blown it all
Grabbed for something out of reach. Now I’m washed up on the beach
Mirror, Mirror is it me? Or is it some conspiracy?
Why should I work up the nerve for something that I don’t deserve
Mirror, I try to ignore you and yet here I stand before you and all I can do is implore you – Please be kind, don’t be cruel or make me feel like such a fool

Mirror, Mirror might have known this reflection won’t let me alone
You’ve shown all my cracks and creases. I should just smash you to pieces
Mirror I will not deny you, never let a thing get by you. I just hope that you will try to – Please be kind, don’t be cruel or make me feel like such a fool

Mirror, Mirror on the wall. Why you make me look so small
Wish I could be rid of you and all the things that mirrors do

"Money Gonna Buy Me"

Money gonna buy me a thicker skin. Money gonna buy me a second wind
I’m a white male, for sale politician and money gonna buy me
Money gonna buy me a house in France. Money gonna buy me a second chance
Got my hand out to stand out for an advance ‘cuz money gonna buy me
The man born without money is the man who has to pay
They say it’s the root of all evil but evil ain’t going away

Money gonna buy me a knowing wink. Money gonna buy me the kitchen sink
Let it rule me and pull me back from the brink. Money gonna buy me
Money gonna buy me fashion sense. Money gonna buy me influence
As life goes it’s no coincidence that money gonna buy me
A man born without money is a man who’s born to cry
They say it can’t buy you happiness but we all know that’s a lie
Money gonna buy me important friends. Money gonna buy ‘em all back again
It’s a worthless purchase in the end but money gonna buy me
Money gonna buy me another round. Money gonna buy me another town
On the ant heap you can’t keep a good man down
Money gonna buy me

"Faded Away"

Something’s come. Something’s come over you
And what it’s done is not something I can undue
And you’ve changed from all of your yesterday’s
And it’s strange, watching you fade away
Something’s gone. Something’ gone out of your heart
Nothing’s wrong. Yet everything’s fallen apart
And I’m told that sooner or later it does
So why hold on to a memory of something that was
Something’s come. Something’s come over us all
And still I’m stunned ‘cuz I never expected to fall
Like the light of the sun sinking into the bay
Now it’s night and everything’s faded away

"In Memory"

I never thought that you’d be such a hard act to follow
And when no one else could it was a bitter pill to swallow
I may have won the war but the victory was hollow
Just a chance to lose my mind and a place where I could wallow
In memory
You didn’t miss a beat, you didn’t waste any time
In having me removed from the scene of the crime
I took what was yours and you took what was mine
But the lesson that I learned told me more than I could find
In memory
Was a time you once were mine if memory serves
Time will see we get what we both deserve

"Bleaker and Bluer"

Rain is in the air, the trees are black and bare
Summer has packed up its tent and moved on with the faire
Clouds are falling down and fog covers the town
Everyone is listening but the city has no sound
I’m just trying my best to maneuver through crowds of people who look so peculiar
And everyday gets bleaker and bluer
The winter’s chilly stare had caught me unaware
And searching for a story that I knew I couldn’t share
Like all the faded dreams forgotten in between the promises we failed to keep with insufficient means
Everyone’s lost inside their computers and smiling faces are fewer and fewer
And everyday gets bleaker and bluer
Oh babe. You might as well just turn the lights off now
Oh babe. I wasn’t meant for parties anyhow
I’m just trying my best to maneuver through crowds of people who look so peculiar
And everyone’s lost inside their computers and smiling faces are fewer and fewer
I’ll meet you on the corner of Bleaker and Bluer