Radio Signal

(M. Merenda)

There’s a wind and it blows on by
And there’s surely answers in it
To those who hoist up their kites
Well, they’re bound to get caught up in it

And I roll and I roll
Down the back roads of my soul
Lookin’ for light like a radio signal
Lookin’ for light like a radio signal

To the bird up there in the air
All my cares are up there with you
And your soul is everywhere
To explain this I cannot begin to

And I roll and I roll
Down the back roads of my soul
Lookin’ for light like a radio signal
Lookin’ for light like a radio signal

There’s a town down by the end of the road
and some people trapped there in it
I guess they were never told
To start a journey you must first begin it

And I roll and I roll
Down the back roads of my soul
Lookin’ for light like a radio signal
Lookin’ for light like a radio signal

There’s a mountain, stands by the sea
And it’s bound to fall down in it
Just like you once said to me
Here’s your tea spoon, let’s start diggin’

And I roll and I roll
Down the back roads of my soul
Lookin’ for light like a radio signal
Lookin’ for light like a radio signal

What It All Is

(M. Merenda)

I go down to Washington town
I watch them monuments grow
Not in size but in legend, I guess we can still pretend
None of us really know what we know
Still I got a friend buried in Arlington I
Guess you get one of ‘em too?
Who died fightin’ in a war, we’re still not sure what for
Maybe oil? I guess that might be true

How long, babe, do we go on living like this?
How long, babe, til we realize what it all is?
What is all is

They say follow money you catch the thief honey
And it led me straight to you
And some still believe yr commander in chief
But I know who you answer to
I don’t own no munitions plant
I don’t own no factory farm
But I been told them seeds you sow
Some come back and do you harm

How long, babe, do we go on living like this?
How long, babe, til we realize what it all is?
What is all is

Out in the forest there’s a beautiful chorus
Teemin’ from every tree
And it’s all been here far longer than you
It’ll all be here long after me

Time is a weapon, time is yr best friend
Time is what you make of it
Time made nature made every last creature
I can’t stand by idly while we’re breakin’ it

How long, babe, do we go on living like this?
How long, babe, til we realize what it all is?
What is all is

If You Could Hear Me Now

(M. Merenda)

If you could hear me now, if you could hear me somehow
If you could hear the words that i’m thinkin’
‘Bout a world on fire
Good thoughts lost in the mire
And it seems like no one’s listenin’

If you could see me now, if you could see me somehow
If you could see the world where we’re livin’
Where the money’s in charge
And the black coal barge
And there’s no more fish to be fishin’

If you could hear me now, if you could hear me somehow
If  you could hear what my soul is screamin’
That we are one
In the land of the sun
And there’s no more fear of dreamin’

If  you could know me now, if you could know me somehow
If  you could know the pain that i’m feelin’
If  you know my heart ’s bein’ torn apart
By the way good folks is treated

If you could see me now, if you could see me somehow
If you could see the things that I’m seein’
That the people win
And prosper in the end
And leave somethin’ to believe in

If  you could hear me now if you could hear me somehow
If  you could hear the thoughts that i’m spinnin’
That time is short
By any report
And there’s more to do than singin’

If you know me now if you know me somehow
If you know the things that I’m readin’
That peace is stalled
Without prosperity for all
Let the flowers and the the weeds in

If  you hear me now if you hear me somehow
If  you hear the words that I’m hopin’
That we win the race
Against time and space
And the whole world is wide open

Beyond Civilization

(M. Merenda)

I had a dream that I was flying
Above a penitentiary
Me and my friends risin’
Up above it and we were free

I woke up, I was mistaken
I was chokin’ on my frustration
Was tryin’ to get back to that destination
Beyond civilization

I woke up, I ate my breakfast
Couldn’t think of what to do next
I sat there in contemplation
Trying to wrap my brain around all this desecration

And just when my hope was gone
I looked out on the lawn
Saw the birds takin’ off in formation
They were beyond civilization

Then I dreamed that I was gone
But I wasn’t really gone
I was just down there in the soil
With all my grandkids tramplin’ on

There was laughin’ and singin’
There was joy and elation
And I believe that they made it
Beyond civilization

I had a dream that I was flying
Above a penitentiary
Me and my friends risin’
Up above it and we were free