Who Come Down?

by Ric Seaberg

Released 2003
Released 2003
Rockin', catchy songs with meaning, in the tradition of Randy Newman, Warren Zevon, and Loudon Wainwright III
  • 04:22 Lyrics
    Who Come Down?

    Who come down.......through your brain this time?

    Who come down.......to bring you a fight

    Who come down.......little Irish boy?

    Who come down.......to give you a fright?

     

    I hear the pain in the sound of your voice

    The sorrow you’ve take on

    I hear your pain in the wind on the Moors

    In the lyrics of your songs

     

    Who come down ........through your heart this time?

    Who come down..........and into your pen?

    Who come down.......... little Irish boy?

    Who come down.......to scare you again?

     

    Solo

    A tragic poet’s life you lead

    On the Dylan Thomas curve

    And the bloody eyes far past your age

    Are echoed in your words

     

    Who come down.......through your brain this time?

    Who come down.......to bring you a fight

    Who come down.......little Irish boy?

    Who come down.......to give you a fright?

     

    Who come down........with a pint this time

    Who come down.........when things got bad?

    Who come down.........to say goodnight

    To a lovely Irish lad?

     

  • 03:50 Lyrics
    If I Could Be A Geek

    Tight sweaters and blue jeans....that’s what Debi wore

    I remember her clothes piled up in the middle of the floor

    But that was back in high school when I had a great physique

    Oh I don’ know what happened but now she’s livin’ with a geek

     

    If I could be a geek then I might get her back

    Cuz I would write some famous software

    If I could be a geek I’d be so debonair

    and know computer speak

    If i could be a geek

     

    Debi likes her shoppin’.......Debi likes her tan

    Debi digs her Lexus and she digs her geeky man

    Well if I enroll in computer school then

    She’d remember me

    And I would know the difference between a 

    Mac and a PC

     

    If I could be a geek I’d drive a worthless car

    and wear a plastic pen protector

    If i could be a geek I’d have a dandruff shirt

    and wear it every week

    If i could be a geek

     

    Bridge

    I would be a millionairre, and tip the maitre’ d

    I’d know Linux, and he’d know me

     

    If i could be a geek i’d live in Washington 

    and build a house upon a lake there

    If I could be a geek I’d get my girlfriend back

    My life would be complete

    If I could be a geek

     

    I could be the kind she wants to keep

    If I could be a geek

  • 03:19 Lyrics
    Catch The Wind

    In the chilly hours and minutes,

    Of uncertainty, I want to be,

    In the warm hold of your loving mind.

     

    To feel you all around me,

    And to take your hand, along the sand,

    Ah, but I may as well try and catch the wind.

     

    When sundown pales the sky,

    I wanna hide a while, behind your smile,

    And everywhere I'd look, your eyes I'd find.

     

    For me to love you now,

    Would be the sweetest thing, 'twould make me sing,

    Ah, but I may as well, try and catch the wind.

     

    When rain has hung the leaves with tears,

    I want you near, to kill my fears

    To help me to leave all my blues behind.

     

    For standin' in your heart,

    Is where I want to be, and I long to be,

    Ah, but I may as well, try and catch the wind.

  • 03:49 Lyrics
    Timeless

     

     

    Timeless, that is what my love is for you

    Timeless, longer than a lifetime or two

    Every yesterday and minute we are travelling through

    Endless, everlasting and true

     

    Timeless, way beyond the years we are here

    Timeless, Let me be eternally clear

    Every afterlife and age that we are travelling through

    My love is timeless for you

     

    Solo

    Bridge

    Love can be so hard to find

    I have tried before

    I thank those girls for being there

    But I jus’ love you more.....

     

    Timeless, further than the stars and the sun

    Timeless, this is love that’s only begun

    No limit, but let me be definite too

    My love is timeless for you

     

    repeat last line, out

     

    Timeless, that is what my love is for you

    Timeless, longer than a lifetime or two

    Every yesterday and minute we are travelling through

    Endless, everlasting and true

     

    Timeless, way beyond the years we are here

    Timeless, Let me be eternally clear

    Every afterlife and age that we are travelling through

    My love is timeless for you

     

    Solo

    Bridge

    Love can be so hard to find

    I have tried before

    I thank those girls for being there

    But I jus’ love you more.....

     

    Timeless, further than the stars and the sun

    Timeless, this is love that’s only begun

    No limit, but let me be definite too

    My love is timeless for you

     

    repeat last line, out

     

  • 04:53 Lyrics
    Never Met An Opinion

    He isn’t much of a speaker, but he does speak his mind

    Folks listen and take the grain of salt he leaves behind

    Ordinary people.....watch him as he stands

    And garnishes his diatribe, by throwin’ up his hands...

    You mighta noticed that he

     

    Never met an opinion he didn’t have

    Never met an opinion.........oh yeah

    He never met an opinion he didn’t have

     

    Politics, religion.... Yankee sluggers and bats

    The best cars in the USA and the 

    Best dogs and cats

    The best steak in Texas....the best ribs in town

    Time for a change in The White House

    He never lets us down, because he never

     

    Chorus

    Solo

    Bridge

    Don’ wanna label somebody....

    Don’ wanna dwell on it but....

    Don’ wanna give my ear to some pontificating nut

     

    Popsicles are still the king “quiescently” frozen dessert

    He doesn’t think that Ernie’s gay but, quite certainly Bert

    We jus’ need more weapons, to launch a new attack

    If we jus’ nuke the Middle East that’ll

    Get us out of Iraq....jus’ my opinion but uh.....

     

  • 03:54 Download Lyrics
    Motown Man

     

    Oh well he wasn’t even breathin’ when Smokey wrote the words to “My Girl” down

    And he wasn’t even breathin’ when the Brothers of Funk came up to Detroit town

    You know I hear the music, and I love it m’sef, but I don’ understand

    How a boy jus’ born in ‘79, becomes a Motown Man

     

    Motown man......he’s jus’ a Motown book! Of who, what, where and why.....

    Motown man......don’ try to knock him back

    ‘Cause you cannot stump this guy

     

    Now when Berry Gordy Jr. made his records there, he wasn’t even in this world

    So maybe it’s surprisin’ that a boy like that can name all the Motown girls

    Like Diana Ross, and Mary Wells, and even Martha Reeves was there

    And when he feels the beat, he starts dancin’ in the street, sittin’ in his wheelchair!

     

    Chorus

    Solo

    Bridge

    Well he scoots to the left, then to the right,when he hears that rock and roll

    For knowledge he is starvin’, and jus’ like Marvin

    He’s the missin’ link to soul

     

    So when you need an explanation ‘bout the Temps or Tops

    Call him at The Motown School

    He’s prob’ly buried in some book about Motown lore

    So don’t you ever think that you are gonna fool....

     

    Chorus

    Last Chorus

     

    Motown man......he’s jus’ a Motown book! Encyclopedia.....

    Motown man......don’ try to knock him back

    With Motown trivia

     

  • 04:49 Lyrics
    Not Cruisin'

    You’ve got a way with words, baby, they roll offa your tongue

    I never loved a woman more and I never had so much fun!

    Now I stand accused of winnowing, with a pen and pad in my shirt

    I promise I’m jus’ listening....

    I’m not cruisin’ for something to sing

     

    I’m not cruisin’, cruisin’ your mind

    Cruisin’ for a real good wordy find

    I’m not cruisin’, cruisin' your brain for songs...

    I’m not cruisin’, or tryin’ t’glean

    I’m jus’ so happy with everything

    I’m not cruisin', cruisin’ for somethin’ to sing

     

    You said “TV rots the mind” and it put me in a trance

    And then you said my hat looks like “magenta training pants”

    Now how can I not write that down, to save for all of my life

    And that was your best title, when you said “I’ll Be Your Wife”

     

    But I’m not cruisin’, cruisin’ your mind

    Cruisin’ for a real good wordy find

    I’m not cruisin’, cruisin' your brain for songs...

    I’m not cruisin’, or tryin’ t’glean

    I’m jus’ so happy with everything

    I’m not cruisin', cruisin’ for somethin’ to sing

     

    Solo

    Bridge

    And when I slept you said you like to see my mouth “gaped open”

    And i am certain finer words have never once been spoken!

     

    But i’m not cruisin’, cruisin’ your mind

    Cruisin’ for a real good wordy rhyme

    I’m not cruisin’, cruisin' your brain for songs...

    I’m not cruisin’, even though you amaze

    I’m not holdin’ on for another phrase

    I’m not cruisin', cruisin’ for somethin’ to sing

     Honey I’m not cruisin', cruisin’ for somethin’ to sing

    (OH!---Hand me that napkin honey, will ya'?)

  • 03:46 Lyrics
    See You At Night

    When I awoke in the morning, if not by myself

    I’d say what state were you born in?

    Or anything else....anything else

     

    I see your face in the daylight

    And when we meet in the sun, bright

    I stroke your hair with my eyesight

    but if I had you in bed

    Then I could see you at night

     

    When I get home from some fishin’, that’s when I skid

    I’d be a better musician if, you’d stay the night at my crib

    Stay at my crib

     

    Chorus

    Solo

    Bridge

    I would hold you in my arms 

    And you could scratch my back

    But we won’t get to feel those things

    Until we hit the sack

     

     

    Chorus

    Last Chorus

     

    I’d see your face in the nightlight

    Like I’m a prince and your Snow White

    I’d kiss your lips in the moonlight 

    Oh if I had you in bed

    Then I could see you at night

  • 03:55 Lyrics
    Watching The Season Go By

    I love t’see the roses, comin’ back again

    My pulse runs stronger, when the earth is on the mend

    I’ve been waiting for you to call, in my easy chair

    I thought I’d spend my life alone,

    Now when I hear the telephone

     

    That’s when I spring to my feet, ‘cause I am falling for you

    I know that some are gonna think we are crazy it’s true

    And when the winter comes round

    We’ll bundle up t’keep dry

    And spend the days we have together

    Watching the season go by

     

    We’ve seen some battles, got our kids grown up

    As if those wives and husbands, weren’t difficult enough

    I’ve been watching my hair turn grey,

    And you have done the same

    My hearing isn’t great these days

    But when I hear you say my name

     

    Chorus

    Solo

    Release

    I know some think that at our age

    We should just be still

    But you love fresh picked daisies

    So when I think I see some, over the hill

     

  • 02:54 Lyrics
    Frajeely

    Don’t say I never say “I love you”

    You know there’s no one else above you

    Hey Rocky Butte now there is some view!

    Where I discovered that I love you

     

    Don’t say we never go out dancin’

    Don’t say ya need some more romancin’

    Don’t say I’m never touchy feely

    Cuz my heart is frajeely

     

    Bridge

    I would never keep a girl-talk stop-watch down by the tube

    When you’re watchin’ television I don’t approve

    I keep my mouth shut, shut up when I’m on the throne

    And you decide to call me down t’plug in your phone!

     

    Solo

    Bridge

     

    Don’t say I make the coffee funky

    I thought you liked it kinda chunky

    Don’t say it’s tastin’ kinda mealy

    Cuz my heart is frajeely

     

     

    Don’t take me walkin’ on a 10 K

    Unless we’re walkin’ with that Ben Gay

    It sounds a little unappeally

    Yeah my heart is frajeely!

     

  • 02:40 Lyrics
    Crazy Beautiful

    Oh your eyes are....crazy beautiful

    And your lips are .......crazy beautiful

    Your backyard is.....crazy beautiful

    Crazy beautiful

     

    The way you smell is............crazy beautiful

    Your hand in mine is......crazy beautiful

    This coffee drink is........crazy beautiful

    Crazy beautiful

     

    Bridge

    Maybe I just see the world.....differently these days

    ‘Cause when you gave your love to me I

    Walked out of the maze

     

    Solo

    Bridge

     

    Your perfect teeth are......crazy beautiful

    I hear your laugh and it’s .....crazy beautiful

    This fishin’ pole is ......crazy beautiful

    Crazy beautiful

     

  • 04:16 Lyrics
    Tomorrow, I'll Quit

     

    Well I wish you were here, but I see that you're not

    And once again I'm alone with my beer and my pot

    I've got tunes on the deck, but they don't sing like you

    Maybe I should go inward like 12-steppers do

    Is it these vices I grip, that make you afraid

    To be part of my trip

    Oh I …..Maybe I'll quit

     

    Well if ya think I'm  bad karma, and ya think I'm black death

    If you think I'm abusive with booze on my breath

    Then I wish you'd just say it, well…maybe you did…

    And I sure miss my family,. my wife and my kid, 

    Is it these vices I grip, that make you afraid

    To be part of my trip, Oh I ….maybe I'll quit

     

    Solo

     

    I guess I'm bent on destruction, and it may happen soon…

    I've been hopin' you'd forgive me…at the saloon

    So I promise I'll change… I'll just summon my will

    I'll abstain from the booze and the pot and the pills, oh lover…

    Is it these vices I grip, that make you afraid

    To be part of my trip, Oh I guess….tomorrow,  I'll quit

     

    Tomorrow, I'll quit

    Tomorrow, I'll quit

    Oh tomorrow, I'm gonna quit

     

  • 03:20 Lyrics
    The Fa

    I keep trashin’ my shirts....jus’ doin’ my job

    I look like a jerk, I look like a slob

    So I checked out some shirts on the discount rack

    Mmmmmmmmmm man I don’t think i’m wearin’ any of those on my back!

    SoI bought some threads online for big money

    I think a pattern’s emerging.......take a good look honey...

     

     

    I got the fa...I got the fa-fa-fa

    You got the fa.....you got the fa-fa-fa

     

    I got a problem with dandruff.....I don’ dare ever wear black

    Plus I bathe so seldomly....I smell like a lonesome polecat

    So I got me some product...to eliminate flakin’

    I think the dandy in me...is startin’ to awakin

     

    I got the fa...I got the fa-fa-fa

    You got the fa.....you got the fa-fa-fa

     

    Bridge

    Now I’m so damn pretty....and I smell like a rose

    I got style and tsuzje....and violets up my nose

     

    It’s too bright outside...too much sun and reflection

    I need some glasses t’give me that UV protection

    So I got me some shades!...from one a them boutiques

    Now I’m lookin’ like a model, when I suck iin my cheeks..

     

    I got the fa...I got the fa-fa-fa

    You got the fa.....you got the fa-fa-fa

    I got the fa...I got the fa-fa-fa

    You got the fa.....you got the fa-fa-fa

  • 04:14 Lyrics
    One On The Dogs

    We love to see our puppies, soft and curly white

    Waitin’ at the window, when we get home at night

    But one thing makes my wife so angry

    It makes her stop and glare

    And this is how she says it, when she finds some by the chair.....

     

    “That’s one on the dogs 

    That’s one on the dogs”

    Then she squirms and mocks, “where’s the tissue box?

    That’s one on the dogs”

     

    Don’ wanna be a mailman, I know it must be hard

    When “Killer” on the corner, goes postal in the yard,

    But our dogs don’t eat people

    Our mail provides the means

    And this is what I tell’em, when they’ve wrecked our magazines....

     

    “That’s one on the dogs 

    That’s one on the dogs

    Why cain’tcha get your thrills on the ’lectric bills

    That’s one on the dogs”

     

    Solo

    Bridge

    And then those dogs are parked at night

    Where I would love to set

    Enjoying hugs and kisses

    That I once used to get

     

    That’s one on the dogs 

    That’s one on the dogs

    Hey ya little brats...what’s the deal with that?..somebody!!!

    That’s one on the dogs

     

    That’s one on the dogs

  • 03:45 Download Lyrics
    How Come I Love You So Much?

    Men are so stupid, that’s what she said
    They don’t clean out the tub, and they can’t make the bed
    They don’t separate laundry and they never see crumbs
    It’s a shock they are blessed with opposable thumbs

    Men are so stupid, she said in refrain
    If it ain’t about fishin’, it’s some stupid game
    They can't load a dishwasher with a sensible touch
    Well, if I am so stupid then....
    How come I love you so much?

    How come I love you when the sun comes up,
    When the sun goes down, when the times are tough?
    How come I love to put a smile on your face
    Hear you laugh when I try to put flowers in a vase??
    How come I cherish every second you’re near
    Am I making a point? Have I made myself clear?
    If I’m so stupid, so clumsy and such.......
    How come I love you so much?

    Solo
    Men are so stupid, she said with a grin
    They don’t clean off their boots ‘fore they waltz right in
    For walkin’ the dog they might do in a clutch
    Well, if I am so stupid then......
    How come I love you so much?

    Chorus, out

  • 03:40 Lyrics
    Arthur's Valet

    I saw your SUV in the parking lot...

    You were sittin’ there....smokin’ pot

    You were movin’ into the condo there..... 

    That’s when I noticed you had cut your hair

    I said I’ll be damned I havent seen you since you burned my tail

    You said you had gone the other way.....to be Arthur’s Valet

     

    I get the baggage claim, I get the cigarettes

    I pick up the beer and Everclear

    I stay a little drunk, it’s just a better way

    I am Arthur’s Valet

     

    You were the straightest twenty-one year old, 

    Now you’re suckin’ up the liquid gold

    You were always tryin’ t’be the best, 

    I think it hurt me when you left I guess

    I said I remember alll the laughs we had when you were here

    You said I prefer the Chardonnay

    I am Arthur’s Valet

     

    Chorus

    Solo

    Release

     

    I said I’m still pissed you took my bread and didn’t pay me back

    You had one thing left to say

    I am Arthur’s Valet

     

    I get the baggage claim, I get the cigarettes

    I pick up the beer and Everclear

    I stay a little drunk, nice t’see ya Ray....

    Good-bye Arthur’s Valet

    Good-bye Arthur’s Valet

    Good-bye Arthur’s Valet

  • 03:32 Lyrics
    In A Toaster Moon (The Airstream Song)

    Cruisin’ along on a stream of air

    Lookin’ for Phoenix or somewhere near there

    Just passed an all night propane stop

    Had conversation with some local cop

    Oh, it’s Saturday night, in a toaster moon

    Oh, it’s Saturday night, in a toaster moon

     

    Come on over with your folding chair

    Take a breather in the Autumn air

    Take the shaker while we’re talkin’ shop

    A pink martini or a lemon drop

    Oh, it’s Saturday night, in a toaster moon

    Oh, it’s Saturday night, in a toaster moon

     

    Solo

    Bridge

    The sun is setting on the maple trees

    The moon is risin’ to a nice cool breeze

    I hear the tricklin’ of the moon-lit brook

    Break out some crackers and the Tillamook

     

    They built this trailer back in “63”

    You’re lookin’ natural in those green capris

    Our restoration took a lot of parts

    This little toaster is a work of art

    Oh, it’s Saturday night, in a toaster moon

    Oh, it’s Saturday night, in a toaster moon

     

NOTES
Still writing and recording after all these years, singer-songwriter Ric Seaberg serves up 2 great new CDs for 2005. This 17 song set includes Seaberg's usual sprinkling of love songs, novelty songs, and songs that defy genre classification. Beginning with the hauntingly beautiful "Who Come Down?, and cruising through song after catchy song, this CD could very well be Seaberg's masterpiece. The listener will be pleasantly surprised with the rockin' and catchy "If I Could Be A Geek". "…
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