Raggedy

by Bob Farley

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Laid-back, post-modern acoustic folk rock indie original singer-songwriter music. Part of a five-year musical study of how the past and future affect relationships of the present.

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released June 7, 2016

Bob Farley wrote, played, and sang everything except on Always Come Home, where Lynn Perdzock provided backup vocals and Curtis Alley co-wrote the lyrics.

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Bob Farley Dayton, Ohio

Bob saved a guitar from extinction when he learned to pick out tunes one string at a time at the age of 8. Now he is a BMI artist who continues to work solo and with his wife, Lynn, in the Americana duo Raggedy Edge.

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Track Name: Home to Waikiki
Night time in Waikiki
Star shine on a crystal sea
Music floating on the breeze
High tide on a full moon swell
Mai Tais in a beach hotel
Listen to stories sailors tell

CHORUS
Swirling clouds between the stars
Flickering lights from distant fires
Slide my boat out on a windswept sea
Sail it home to Waikiki
Sail it home to Waikiki
Sail it home (last time 3x
Home to Waikiki

Dreamin' I'm in Waikiki
Living in another century
Spirits calling out to me
Running in a fingernail moon night
Stars are my guiding light
Wish I may, I wish I might

CHORUS

Waking up in Waikiki
Sun where the stars should be
Waves like mountains over me
Skyscrapers line the beach
Out of touch, out of reach
With this spirit we must speak

CHORUS
Track Name: Play the Game
VERSE 1
I want to help you get that garden looking good
Only take a couple of days
Let me move some furniture around your house
And keep some of what you give away
And if it's gonna hurt when we say good-bye
Well that's a small price to pay
We can't win in the game of life
if we never make a play

CHORUS:
We gotta play the game, We gotta play the game
To win or lose, to win or lose

RAP 1. I have a great time being with you,
Doing things I never thought I'd do
Running with you on the raggedy edge
Riding shotgun on a rocket sled

Sliding through the doors of eternity
Slipping on the floors of a fantasy
Keep on flapping those angel wings
Flying on the broken-hearted songs we sing

Don't want to know about rules we break
Or sacrifice a queen for the bishop's sake
Does it really matter when it’s said and done
How seriously we take our fun

VERSE 2
Reaching past our limit
Moving just a little too fast
Never would have jumped in it
If I didn’t think it would last
What if we can turn the future
Into a present from the past
We’ll never know for sure
But I’ve heard it doesn’t hurt to ask

CHORUS

RAP 2: Do we know better promises to keep
Or wait'll after we've had a good night's sleep
Wear what feels good or the fashion
Do what we're told or give in to passion

Wrong or right good or bad, do we throw
Our thoughts out now or do we do-si-do
Around the reality that we envision
While we watch a movie on the television

Does it ever make sense, does it ever get real
Do we have to sanctify everything that we feel
Take apart and study every word that we said
Don’t let anybody stop your moving ahead

CHORUS

CODA: Wanna help you get that garden looking good, it'll only take a couple of days
Track Name: Space in Time
instrumental
Track Name: Always Come Home
CHORUS
Yours is the way I love
Yours is the way in truth
Yours is the way to life
When I am with You

So, I always come home to You
I always come home to You
I always come home to You
Where there is love

VERSE 1
It’s not always easy to stay on the path
Keep my eyes forward and never look back
I hold to the promises that You have given to me

CHORUS
INSTRUMENTAL BREAK

VERSE 2
Better is one day just being with You
Than hundreds of days blindly wandering through
What this world offers, so I'll always  come home to You

CHORUS
OUTRO:
I always come home to You
I always come home to You
I always come home to You
Track Name: I Got to Be with You
VERSE 1
I got to know how you feel I got to know what you want
I got to see what you've been through
All that you will and you won’t
I got to know how to feel everything that you need
And the way that it turns on the things that you do
...I got to be with you

VERSE 2
How many times did I say
I love you with all of my heart
How many promises did we make
How many dreams fell apart
I got to know how to feel everything that you need
And the way that it turns on the things that you do
...I got to be with you

BRIDGE
I got to be with you
When you were happy, when you were blue
I got to hold your hand, started to understand
To add two and two
I got to see you stay Was there when you went away
And all I knew
...Was I got to be with you

VERSE 3
I got to take you home
I got to ride with you
Everywhere you'd roam and every place
You'd wander through
Every room and every hallway I got to know
What you'd never and always do
...I got to be with you
Track Name: Senses
Now that we've dropped our defenses
All our senses have their way
Everybody's liking our chances
We just take it day by day

Now that I've come to my senses
Should I be on my way?
Before you break my defenses
Before I beg you to stay

Does it make any sense to wanna stay together?
Does it make any sense to wanna live forever?

Now that you've come to your senses
Are you gonna be on your way?
Before I break your defenses
Before you beg me to stay

Does it make any sense to wanna be forgiven?
Does it make any sense to wanna keep on leavin'?

Is it you or is it me, is it her or is it him?
Will our chances be pinned on our senses or riding on the wind?

Now that we've come to our senses
Looking at the price that we pay
Was it all for love or pretenses?
Or something for a rainy day?

Does it make any sense to wanna stay together?
Does it make any sense to wanna live forever?
Does it make any sense to wanna be forgiven?
Does it make any sense to wanna keep on leavin'?

Now that we've dropped our defenses
All our senses have their way
Everybody's liking our chances
We just take it day by day
Track Name: Anything but Possible
Verse 1
Back home on the farm where I grew up
Our lives weren’t charmed but they weren’t that rough
When the dew dried my brothers and I’d go out and play
As often as not, we’d stay outside all day

Chorus
[(1)And (2) But (3) But] it never occurred to me as a kid sitting in a tree
That to be all I could be was anything but possible
We could always dream watching a sunshine beam
Or go fish in a stream That was good as gospel, Yeh, anything was possible

Verse 3
And when school bells rang, I remember that
And all the first best friends I ever had
Long bus rides, lunch lines, and sweet recess
Might have got paddled a couple of times, I guess

Repeat Chorus
Bridge:

Verse 3
We could fly away, we could reach the stars
Lying on our backs in the green grass in the yard
Days could last forever, tomorrow was a mystery
(Clouds turned into rocket ships to fly us through the galaxies)
And the hills rolled on as far as we could see

Repeat Chorus
Track Name: Guilty Pleasure
CHORUS
Maybe I got one more card to play
May be time to call it a day
Maybe I got one more tear to cry
Maybe use up one more alibi
Maybe one more guilty pleasure

VERSE
Oh I want to hold you in my arms
Take a walk down by the seashore
Because I know what’s on your mind
And my heart just wants to be sure

PRECHORUS
What if it's not you?
What if all this time
Is good but it won't do?
Is it all just in my mind?

REPEAT CHORUS

I feel you melting in my arms
Holding on so tight to me
I see the sadness in your eyes
When mine can't hide the mystery

REPEAT PRECHORUS
REPEAT CHORUS
Track Name: Spidered Web
instrumental
Track Name: Stories of the Night
Full moon glides along the ridge of mountains
Brush away the cobwebs and the dust
Waxing, waning, wandering as it’s counting
Measuring the moments left to rust

chorus:
Dreams fly by like sparks from burning embers
Painting darkness in a ghostly light
Start the new day yearning to remember
Pictures from the stories of the night

Clouds collecting, skies may soon be storming
Waves pile up and crash along the shore
In the mist a vision slowly forming
Flashes like the lightning through the door

chorus

bridge:
In my dreams we’re flying through the moonlight
New horizons constantly appear
Making wishes on the starlight star bright
If this is dreaming, I want to stay here
Maybe I should take some notes
So when I wake up I’ll still recall those
Pictures from the stories of the night
(Hidden in the stories of the night)

Heartbeats quicken, slowly wakes the morning
Sunlight comes in tumbling through the blinds
Coffee's steaming, memories reforming
Scenes from dreams come bouncing back to mind

chorus
Track Name: Silly Things
PROLOGUE/EPILOGUE
The universe is many little cages
Full of dreams that seem so outrageous
Till we make them true
With silly things we do
With silly things we do

CHORUS
Just grab hold of what is real
Don’t let go see how it feels
Hold on tight, make it last
Dream the future and save the past

CHORUS

The universe is many little cages
Full of dreams that seem so outrageous
Till we do the work to make them true
With all the little silly things we do

CHORUS
CHORUS

Economy of motion is the dance of life
Victory is the potion that'll make it right
Everybody's crazy, everybody's lean
Living on the edges of a dream

CHORUS 2
Just grab hold of what is real
Don’t let go see how it feels
Hold on tight, make it last
Dream the future and save the past

PROLOGUE/EPILOGUE
Track Name: Happy Place
Dreams do come true, Anything that you want
Can happen for you, If you really want to see it

Go and open that door, Take a look outside and you can
Find a whole lot more, If you try to see it you can

CHORUS:
Fly away to a happy place Sun shining on your face

If you open your eyes, And you've been dreaming about
Happy sunny skies, If you want to see them you can

Go and open that door, Take a look inside and you can
Dream a whole lot more, When you finally see it you can

CHORUS

Dreams do come true, Anything that you want
Can happen for you, If you try hard to see it

When I look in your eyes, I see questions about
Who's and how's and why's, When you find the answers you can