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Forever Fresh!

Bruce Moody

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Forever Fresh is a "Select Cuts" album collection of Bruce's power pop tracks from 1979 to 1986. This album has 23 songs, all of which have been meticulously digitally remixed and remastered exclusively for this release. This album represents the very best audio experience for these songs!

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Liner Notes

As Terry Carolan and I mastered the tracks for this album, I was overwhelmed by many of the great memories that stirred inside of me while listening to these songs again; many after more than three decades.  With some of the songs, I can still clearly remember those wonderful performance moments that were magically captured while the red light was on and the tape was rolling.  Those memories are forever fresh in my mind!   I was also reminded of some very unique and funny things that occurred during some of those sessions that I probably shouldn’t put in writing here (but if you ever ask me about them, I’ll tell you!). 

A handful of these songs were very challenging to get recorded at all back then; sometimes due to tired voices that just couldn’t capture a great take or in trying to beat the clock before our session ended and someone else’s session was scheduled to start.  On more than one of these sessions, we had to haul ass out of there to get to a show!  Terry and I also faced a few technical challenges with some of the session tapes that had suffered from deterioration brought on by decades of storage, even in the best environmental conditions.  But as Norman Petty, Buddy Holly’s manager/producer, said to me many years ago when we were recording with him:  “An artist creates his art with the tools he has available to him at the time.”  That’s certainly true with every single song on this album!  In order to try to get a cohesive, overall album sound, we used the legendary Abbey Road mixing desk via digital plugin to re-master every song on the album.  I love the extra punch and the  warmth the Abbey Road mixing desk adds to all of the tracks! 

Some of you may know that my personal mantra has always been “Keep Showing Up!”.  As a lot of musicians can testify to, it can sometimes be very difficult for an artist to maintain the necessary passion and conviction to go out there every night, gig after gig, year after year, and openly share their music with an audience.  But if you approach it with love in your heart and you keep showing up, you just might get the validation that proves your efforts have been worthwhile and have really meant something to others besides yourself.  I am most grateful to have experienced this in my musical journey.  The fact that my songs are still enjoyed by people all over the world today is both humbling and magical!  

I’m very happy that all of these songs can now be presented here in this one collection!  If you’ve got a pair of headphones, I highly recommend you listen to these tracks with them on to really enjoy all of the little moving parts and ear candy in each song.  By the way, this album was mixed and mastered to be listened to LOUD – so turn it UP! 

Special Thanks To:  Pop N Atsushi, Rick Blackwell, Andy Bradley, Gus Buzbee, Terry Carolan, Theresa Dimenno, Bobby Ginsburg, Ralph Gonzales, Doug Grube, Alice and Rudy Guerrero, Doug Hines, Toshio Iijima, Daisuke Kambe, Danny Kristensen, Brad LeGrone, Vernon Long, Richard Luckett, Duane Massey, Tommy McKenna, Huey Meaux, Randy Miller, Nelson Minnick, Richard Morant, Tom Nelis, George Palmer, Norman Petty, Ric Plunk, Rick Poss, Steve Poteet, Dave Rhan, Rick Richards, Charlie Ritchie, Lynn Samples, Rick Shepard, Jon Stone, Martin Tremblay, Dennis “Doc” Watson, Dave Williams. 

I’d like to give big shout out to Terry Carolan, my dear friend and contemporary for many years for helping me digitally master these songs and for playing guitar and singing on some of these tracks.   

And, as always, my love to PJ for always being there.   I could not have done any of this without you. 

Bruce with Terry Carolan in the studio 1982

Bruce with Terry Carolan in the studio 1982

Patti and I in the middle of our musical journey together - September 1981

Patti and I in the middle of our musical journey together - September 1981

“Forever Fresh!” Songs, Lyrics & Players 

At The Rock Club (2:56)  

Kicking back the rain I go walking downtown 

Looking through the papers just to see who’s in town. 

There’s a bar on the corner as I go stumbling in 

There’s a man on the stage and he looks like a friend. 

At the Rock Club 

Standing in the crowds as I’m singing out songs 

Everything’s in motion, this is where I belong! 

There’s a girl near my table but I don’t know her name 

She says “that’s all right now, I’ll dance just the same! Dance! Dance!” 

At the Rock Club 

So many people watching the show 

So glad I’m here now I know where to go 

The place is jumping I don’t wanna go home! 

Wherever you’re rockin’ all over this world 

You’ll find a lot of places where the boys meet the girls 

Put your mind to the music and let those feelings begin 

You can come back tomorrow and do it again. 

At the Rock Club 

© 1982 Bruce Moody / Laura’s Lullabies (ASCAP)

Bruce Moody – Lead and Harmony Vocals, Bass Guitar, Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Electric Lead Guitar, Piano, Tambourine, Claps. 

Danny Kristensen – Electric Guitar, Bridge Answer Vocals. 

Keith Lancaster – Organ. 

Rick Richards – Drums. 

Skyrocket Studios, Houston, Texas – November 1982 

  

This Is It (2:56)

Baby this is it 

I’ve got a feeling and I’m not gonna quit 

Baby this is all there is. 

I really wish that you could see 

Of all the things that you mean to me 

Baby this is all there is. 

Always owing some other guy 

Does he look in your eyes? 

Does he see the same things that I do?  You! 

Baby this is it 

I’ve got a feeling and I’m not gonna quit 

Baby this is all there is. 

The seasons change and don’t come back 

Pick up the pace and flow with that 

Feelings when we’re near 

I love the things that you whisper in my ear 

Baby this is all there is. 

Always owing some other guy 

Does he look in your eyes? 

Does he see the same things that I do?  You! 

Baby this is it 

I’ve got a feeling and I’m not gonna quit 

Baby this is all there is. 

This is all there is 

© 1981 Bruce Moody / Laura’s Lullabies (ASCAP)

Bruce Moody – Lead and Harmony Vocals, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitars, 

Electric Lead Guitar, Magnus Chord Organ, Hohner Melodica, Claps. 

Danny Kristensen – Electric Guitar, Claps. 

Richard Morant – Electric Guitar, Claps. 

Rick Richards – Drums, Claps. 

Wooden Studios, Houston, Texas – November 1981 

 

I Feel Strange (3:02)

There’s nobody to hear if what you’re saying is clear. 

‘Cause there is no one around who can echo the sound. 

I feel strange, I feel strange, I feel strange … 

We needn't travel so far to simple places where we are. 

But isolation is pain. I’m hoping that it will change. 

I feel strange, I feel strange, I feel strange … 

Time tunnel stillness. Floating out of my room. 

Giving way to the future. Like familiar cartoons. 

Run away from the past. Nothing there ever lasts. 

Look ahead to the new. Time is waiting for you. 

I feel strange, I feel strange, I feel strange … 

© 1986 Bruce Moody / Laura’s Lullabies (ASCAP) 

Bruce Moody – Lead and Harmony Vocals, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitars, Electric Lead Guitar, Casio MT-40 Keyboard, Drums, Tambourine. 

Shepard Sound Studios, Houston, Texas – February 1986 

 

A.M. Romance (2:47)

She starts her day with A.M. Romance, God, it’s 5 o’clock! 

She hears her lover say “Good morning!” from a tiny box. 

He gives her love in the morning. But she wishes he’d wait till the evening time. 

AM Romance - Something to pass the day. 

She makes her way to work, by now it must be 9 o’clock. 

She turns the knob to hear his voice, it puts her back on top. 

She knows it’s only a fantasy but he runs away with her heart. 

AM Romance - Love across the waves. 

Though he may just be a make-believe affair, at least she knows he’ll always be there. 

So now she’s home and making dinner wishing he were here. 

She reaches for the dial that puts a new voice in her ear. 

He’s not at all like the other one but she likes the sound that she’s hearing now. 

AM Romance - Programming subject to change. 

She listens as she’s getting ready for her thoughts to sleep. 

For dreaming of the next day’s dawning gives her soul relief. 

She can’t wait for the morning ‘cause her lover’s only a few hours away! 

AM Romance - Love across the waves 

Across the waves …

© 1981 Bruce Moody / Laura’s Lullabies (ASCAP) 

Bruce Moody – Lead and Harmony Vocals, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitars, 

Fender Electric 12-String Guitar, DJ Voice. 

Danny Kristensen – Electric Guitar, Vocals. 

Patti Moody – Intro yawns. 

Richard Morant – Electric Guitar. 

Rick Richards – Drums. 

Wooden Studios, Houston, Texas – November 1981 

 

Above Suspicion (3:18)

She crosses the floor at right angles. Sizing him up with every smile. 

He’s got his wits (She’s got those eyes). The only keys to their disguise. 

Sometimes he wonders who she stays in shape for. 

But when he asks, she turns him down. 

Their lives are like a serial episode - Churning forward, spinning around. 

‘Cos they’re above suspicion. They’re above suspicion. 

They’re above suspicion, escaping their conviction. 

They’re playing the game of a lifetime 

But danger stands at every turn 

He sees a chance (She takes his hand) 

Identities must not be learned. 

They watch the shadows move from side to side, as tension screams into the night. 

The clock is counting out the seconds now, but they don’t feel they have to hide. 

‘Cos they’re above suspicion. They’re above suspicion. 

They’re above suspicion, escaping their conviction. 

Well suddenly he looks over at her at thinks, “Gosh, how can I trust her?  We just met!” 

And she’s looking at him and thinking the very same thing! 

But they know one thing – (“What?”) - They like each other. 

And as long as they play their cards right, no one will ever find out! 

‘Cos they’re above suspicion. They’re above suspicion. 

They’re above suspicion, escaping their conviction.

© 1984 Bruce Moody / Laura’s Lullabies (ASCAP) 

Bruce Moody – Lead and Harmony Vocals, Bass Guitar, Tambourine. 

Danny Kristensen – Electric Guitar, Harmonies. 

Doug Hines – Keyboards. 

Rick Richards – Drums, Tuned Wood Blocks. 

Sugar Hill Studios, Houston, Texas – December 1984 

 

Find Ourselves (3:38)

 You put your image up on the screen and you never take it down 

We speak our words in indelible sentences sharply forming sounds. 

We’re headed for some danger, we don’t know what the answer is 

We don’t know what the questions are, we don’t know where to find ourselves 

You can’t ignore the passion wave and you can’t neglect the crowd 

We drift around the consequence but we never touch the ground. 

We’re headed for some danger, we don’t know what the answer is 

We don’t know what the questions are, we don’t know where to find ourselves 

We’re finding no feelings (it’s not our concern) 

There isn’t a meaning (there’s nothing to learn) 

We find no reasons (we want to escape) 

We take it for granted but is it too late? 

We take it from your view (you see what we get) 

We stare at the picture (and turn up the set) 

We still find no meanings (we want to escape) 

You take it for granted but is it too late? 

You put your image up on the screen and you never take it down 

We speak our words in indelible sentences sharply forming sounds. 

We’re headed for some danger, we don’t know what the answer is 

We don’t know what the questions are, we don’t know where to find ourselves

© 1984 Bruce Moody / Laura’s Lullabies (ASCAP) 

Bruce Moody – Lead and Harmony Vocals, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitars, Percussion. 

Danny Kristensen – Electric Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bridge Answer Vocal, Harmonies. 

Doug Hines – Keyboards. 

Rick Richards – Drums. 

Sugar Hill Studios, Houston, Texas – July 1985 

 

Simple Love (2:46)

Walking down the avenue with a special feeling that I get from you 

It’s wonderful to be alive and feel so free. 

Being with you through the best of times 

I’m hoping that you’ll always be mine and sharing all the loving times that you do with me. 

So now that we’re reaching and we’re touching the stars at night 

Your reflection in my eyes makes me want to start setting my sights. 

Now the birds are singing in the sky 

They may not be perfect but still they fly 

And as long as we’re together we can search for the best of things. 

Making music with our hearts as one 

I feel so happy when we’re having fun 

I’m waiting for the simple pleasures that our love will bring. 

So now that we’re reaching and we’re touching the stars at night 

Your reflection in my eyes makes me want to start setting my sights.

© 1980 Bruce Moody / Laura’s Lullabies (ASCAP) 

Bruce Moody – Lead and Harmony Vocals, Bass Guitars, Ovation 6-string Acoustic Guitar, Ovation Electric 12-String Guitar, Harmonica, Tambourine, Claps. 

Doug Grube – Drums, Claps. 

Rick Poss – Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Claps. 

Amphion Studios, Bellaire, Texas – October 1980 

 

Survival (3:13)

They put you through the ringer and you still come out alive 

To keep running through this life it seems, 

You’ve got to learn what it takes to survive 

Oooh, what it takes to survive! 

You gotta watch those politicians that try to tell you what to choose 

When all they ever really do is flash a smile and turn the screw 

Oooh, what it takes to survive! 

We’re doing our best but we can’t get no rest 

It’s in our belief.  We just want relief. 

And - It’s playing their game that makes it seem so strange 

They think it’s a lot, but you know it’s now. 

Living with your city dream can make you surely lose your mind 

But they tell me even a loser, baby, has got to win out some of the time 

Oooh, what it takes to survive! 

Damn you Ayatollah and all the fascist powers that be! 

Well you can keep your country under thumb, but brother don’t you tread on me! 

Oooh, what it takes to survive!

 © 1980 Bruce Moody / Laura’s Lullabies (ASCAP) 

Bruce Moody – Lead and Harmony Vocals, Bass Guitar, Ovation Acoustic Guitar, 

Electric Lead Guitar, Keyboards, Drum Overdubs, Hohner Melodica, Percussion. 

Doug Grube – Drums, Congas, Percussion. 

Rick Poss – Electric Guitar. 

Dennis “Doc” Watson – Piano. 

Amphion Studios, Bellaire, Texas – October 1980 

 

Rainy Day (4:17)

 So what do I care if the sun don’t shine? 

I’m just sitting here with time. 

And as the clouds collect, I’ll draw my blinds 

I’ll be OK, I’ll be just fine. 

And it’s a rainy day, guess I’ll just dream away 

Yes, it’s a rainy day without you 

The winds blow the people on the streets below 

As if they didn’t know where to go 

The cars and the buses all move real slow 

Seems like a film from long ago. 

And it’s a rainy day, guess I’ll just dream away 

Yes, it’s a rainy day without you 

It’s funny how the rain puts things in black and white 

Beleaguered by a rampage that goes on overnight 

And when you rise tomorrow you find it’s there again 

Sometimes my piano seems to be my only friend. 

So, what do I care if the sun don’t shine? 

I’m just sitting here with time. 

And as the clouds collect, I’ll draw my blinds 

I’ll be OK, I’ll be just fine 

And it’s a rainy day, guess I’ll just dream away 

Yes, it’s a rainy day without you. 

And it’s a fading song, guess I’ll just fade along 

Even if the words are wrong, so boo-boo.

© 1982 Bruce Moody / Laura’s Lullabies (ASCAP) 

Terry Carolan – Electric Guitar, Harmonies, Claps. 

Danny Kristensen – Electric Guitar, Harmonies, Claps & Forward Triangles. 

Bruce Moody – Lead Vocals, Bass Guitar, Backward & Forward Triangles, Keyboards, Claps. 

Rick Richards – Drums. 

Skyrocket Studios, Houston, Texas – July & August 1982 

 

Don’t Look Back For Me (3:19)

Friday night and the evening’s young, looking forward to see 

Me and you on the dancin’ floor, summer’s hot as we breathe 

Tender lines on your face tonight make me wonder 

Later on when the lights go down and the sky shakes with thunder 

Early morning I’ll rise to give you leave. 

I always wanted you night and day, I thought of you in my sleep 

But when you told me you needed room, my heart just couldn’t believe 

Parallel we can’t seem to make it together 

Between our lives always the pain and bad weather 

Within your crowd you won’t see me – no no! 

Don’t look back for me, don’t look back for me 

Don’t look back for me, don’t look back for me 

I couldn’t read your signals then ‘cause I was too close to your heart 

What I took for love was really fear, but I couldn’t tell them apart. 

Now I’m sitting here missing you, your smiling face I won’t see 

And I won’t give you my heart again, this time it’s coming with me 

Now and then as you search your mind think of me there. 

And I’ll remember those nights gone by when our love was in the air 

Now it’s late and I must be on my way. 

Don’t look back for me, don’t look back for me 

Don’t look back for me, don’t look back for me

© 1982 Bruce Moody / Laura’s Lullabies (ASCAP) 

Terry Carolan – Electric Guitar. 

Danny Kristensen – Electric Guitars, Harmonies. 

Bruce Moody – Lead Vocals, Harmonies, Bass Guitar, Tambourine. 

Rick Richards – Drums. 

Skyrocket Studios, Houston, Texas – July 1982 

 

I Can Make You Happy (2:00)

I can make you happy before the show is over 

If you will understand me girl. 

Do you know what it means to feel helpless in your eyes? 

The way I look into them tonight. 

I’d like to know you better then we could talk together 

Go hand in hand forever. 

Why can’t you understand me girl? 

You’ve got to feel the music 

It’s got to take you there. 

If you don’t want to know me, why do you stare? 

These shining lights can blind you, but I know that you can see 

If only you would talk to me. 

I can make you happy … 

[Mademoiselle]: 

What is he saying? I don't understand a word! 

I like the way he plays the guitar! 

I hope he loves me! 

What is he saying?  What is he saying?  I don't understand! 

What is he saying? 

I can make you happy before the show is over 

If you will understand me girl. 

Do you know what it means to feel helpless in your eyes? 

The way I look into them tonight. 

I’d like to know you better then we could talk together 

Go hand in hand forever. 

Why can’t you understand me girl? 

You’ve got to feel the music 

It’s got to take you there. 

If you don’t want to know me, why do you stare? 

These shining lights can blind you, but I know that you can see 

If only you would talk to me. 

I can make you happy … 

[Mademoiselle]: 

What is he saying? I don't understand a word! 

I like the way he plays the guitar! 

I hope he loves me! 

What is he saying?  What is he saying?  I don't understand! 

What is he saying? 

© 1981 Bruce Moody / Laura’s Lullabies (ASCAP) 

Bruce Moody – Lead and Harmony Vocals, Piano, Moog Taurus Bass Pedals, Electric Guitar, Oboe. 

Patti Moody – Harmonies, Inquiring Mademoiselle. 

Richard Morant – Acoustic Guitar, harmonies. 

Shepard Sound Studios, Houston, Texas – July 1981 

 

Us (3:21)

 Are you really happy now?  You’re free that’s all you wanted. 

Does it really matter that your soul is always haunted? 

Remember how things used to be when you were mine? 

Remember me and you, us. 

Me and you, us. 

You made your decision, there was nothing left to say 

I just hope you’re happy now with no more games to play 

Remember days of fun, the sun would always shine. 

Remember me and you, us. 

Me and you, us. 

The times may change and you will open up your eyes 

When you discover that there’s no use for you to hide. 

Now you’re going back in time, you’re reeling through the years 

But you won’t see me waiting there, you’d better dry your tears 

Remember we were special people sharing love. 

Remember me and you, us. 

Me and you, us.  Me and you, us.  Me and you, us.

© 1981 Bruce Moody / Laura’s Lullabies (ASCAP) 

Bruce Moody – Lead and Harmony Vocals, Bass Guitars, Lead Guitar, Ovation 6-String Acoustic and Electric 12-String Guitars, Keyboards, Percussion. 

Rick Poss – Electric Guitars, Backwards Lead Guitar. 

Rick Richards – Drums. 

Art After Work Studios, Bellaire, Texas – May 1981 

 

Gotta Move Away (3:05)

I woke up this morning my hair in my face 

I played back my memory but it was erased 

It seems I do nothing right 

I wanna stay home tonight 

But my landlady told me I gotta move away! 

Gotta move away – yeah, yeah 

Gotta move away – yeah, yeah 

Gotta move away – yeah, yeah 

I pulled on my trousers and crawled to the phone 

I rang up my girlfriend but she wasn’t home 

I don’t know just where I’ll go 

I can’t think of anyone I know 

I just can’t believe it, I gotta move away! 

Gotta move away – yeah, yeah 

Gotta move away – yeah, yeah 

Gotta move away – yeah, yeah 

I wish the landlady wouldn’t be so uptight 

When after all, I’ve always treated her right 

If she lets me stay, I promise, I’ll be real good 

Or move into her place next week, if only I could 

If only I could … 

I moved in that weekend, she baked me a cake 

She said don’t you worry now there’s no rent to pay 

She said “We’ll get married real soon and we’ll start our own Baby Boom!” 

I can’t wait to leave here, I gotta move away! 

Gotta move away – yeah, yeah 

Gotta move away – yeah, yeah 

Gotta move away – yeah, yeah

© 1979 Bruce Moody / Laura’s Lullabies (ASCAP) 

Doug Grube – Drums, Harmonies, Claps. 

Bruce Moody – Lead and Harmony Vocals, Bass Guitars, Ovation 6-string Acoustic Guitar, Rickenbacker Electric 12-String Guitars, Keyboards, Percussion, Claps. 

Patti Moody – Harmonies. 

Richard Morant – Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Harmonies, Claps. 

Amphion Studios, Bellaire, Texas – January 1979 

 

One Desire (2:55)

The music’s pumping and the lights are wild 

You make me move when I’m standing still 

You’ve got the spirit of a newborn child 

It’s in your magic, it’s in your feel. 

One desire.  One desire. 

May sound crazy but it’s true 

One desire is to dance with you. 

My one desire. 
My one desire. 

Please understand me girl, you look so fine 

I can’t believe I’m alone with you 

Can’t take your image away from my mind 

I think you know what I’m going through. 

One desire.  One desire. 

May sound crazy but it’s true 

One desire is to dance with you. 

My one desire. 
My one desire. 

I’ve never held a girl so close before 

You know how good it can be 

With you I’m not quite so alone anymore 

Stay with me.  Dance with me. 

My one desire. 
My one desire. 

One desire.  One desire. 

May sound crazy but it’s true 

One desire is to dance with you. 

My one desire.

© 1982 Bruce Moody / Laura’s Lullabies (ASCAP) 

Danny Kristensen – Electric Guitar. 

Keith Lancaster – Keyboards. 

Bruce Moody – Lead and Harmony Vocals, Bass Guitar, Casio MT-40 Keyboard, Tambourine. 

Rick Richards – Drums. 

Skyrocket Studios, Houston, Texas – November 1982 

 

Right To Know (4:09)

Caught up in your dreams of the day 

Wheeling and dealing time will slip away 

Reeling off your words in style 

Living behind your frozen smile. 

Now it’s our right to know 

I don’t know why you can’t see 

That it’s our right to know 

I try so hard to believe you. 

Riding on the coat tails of the days gone by 

The stirring of the ashes settles in my eyes 

It must be a sign of the times 

Taking our cues from blind. 

Now it’s our right to know 

I don’t know why you can’t see 

That it’s our right to know 

I try so hard to believe you 

Swimming in a bitter sea 

It’s not where I’d prefer to be 

I have to trust someone to tell me why 

Telling me that it’s OK 

That’s all I ever hear you say 

You sing away the truth with lullabies 

Standing on the edge of persistence 

Calculating who will go the distance 

But then it comes down to me and you 

Knowing that what is ours we choose. 

Now it’s our right to know 

I don’t know why you can’t see 

That it’s our right to know 

I try so hard to believe you

 © 1983 Bruce Moody / Laura’s Lullabies (ASCAP) 

Danny Kristensen – Electric Guitars, Harmonies. 

Doug Hines – Keyboards. 

Bruce Moody – Lead and Harmony Vocals, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitars, Percussion. 

Rick Richards – Drums. 

Sugar Hill Studios, Houston, Texas – February 1985 

 

Someone/Somebody (2:09)

Won’t you give it just one more chance? 

Love can really help an old romance 

Can’t you see your feelings are out of balance? 

Someone can help you, Somebody wants you 

Somebody needs you, Someone can help you 

Tell me girl now what you say? 

Don’t you throw all my dreams away! 

Everyday I’m trying hard to make you stay. 

Someone can help you, Somebody wants you 

Somebody needs you, Someone can help you 

Won’t you give it just one more chance? 

Love can really help an old romance 

Can’t you see your feelings are out of balance? 

Someone can help you, Somebody wants you 

Somebody needs you, Someone can help you

 © 1982 Bruce Moody / Laura’s Lullabies (ASCAP) 

Terry Carolan – Electric Guitar. 

Danny Kristensen – Electric Guitar. 

Keith Lancaster – Keyboards. 

Bruce Moody – Lead Vocals, Harmonies, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Toy Piano, Tambourine, Shaker Eggs. 

Rick Richards – Drums. 

Skyrocket Studios, Houston, Texas – July 1982 

 

The Closer I Get (3:40)

You look at me.  But what can I do? 

You’re not free.  I see him watching you to figure it out. 

The closer I get to you 

The more I like what I see 

The closer I get to you 

The closer I wanna be. 

We make love.  But only with our eyes. 

It makes it tough.  But it’s a fair disguise to carry out. 

The closer I get to you 

The more I like what I see 

The closer I get to you 

The closer I wanna be. 

There’s nothing that I wouldn’t do to have you 

But I don’t like those games he makes us play 

The feelings I get puts my heart to the test 

For the words that I want to say 

I can’t let go.  I’ve got to make my move. 

I want you to know. I’ve got to speak my news. 

I’m letting it out! 

The closer I get to you 

The more I like what I see 

The closer I get to you 

The closer I wanna be.

© 1984 Bruce Moody / Laura’s Lullabies (ASCAP) 

Bruce Moody – Lead Vocals, Harmonies, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitars, Keyboards, Drums, Percussion. 

Shepard Sound Studios, Houston, Texas – August 1984 

 

Big Big Numbers (3:30)

I look into your eyes and I know it’s true 

I hear your words but I don’t think that you do 

You hide the things that you don’t want to know 

Silly statements from the point of fact 

Useless sentences and paragraphs. 

You’re playing with big big big big numbers 

You’re playing with big big big big numbers! 

I heed the sounds coming from far away 

The funny rhythms of games that you play 

A token symbol of someone’s fantasy 

Not much more to you than meets the ear 

Simple static gestures voicing clear. 

You’re playing with big big big big numbers 

You’re playing with big big big big numbers! 

Romance and fantasy 

You believe what you want to believe 

Being all that you can be 

But is it all that you need? 

I read the captions of your realities 

To get the facts on your priorities 

The dated copies all start to look the same 

Motion lipless saying “I love you” 

All the more demanding “Love me do”. 

You’re playing with big big big big numbers 

You’re playing with big big big big numbers!

 © 1985 Bruce Moody / Laura’s Lullabies (ASCAP) 

Bobby Ginsburg – Keyboards. 

Danny Kristensen – Electric Guitar, Lead Guitar, Harmonies, Percussion. 

Bruce Moody – Lead and Harmony Vocals, Bass Guitar, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Harmonica, Percussion. 

Rick Richards – Drums. 

Sugar Hill Studios, Houston, Texas – April 1986 

 

Secret Place (3:33)

Deep within these walls I live 

They give me strength I have to give 

But I could stand these chains all right 

If I can make it one more night. 

I’ve got a secret place 

I’ve got a secret place 

I’ve got a secret place I can go 

Nobody knows 

At times it gets so dark in here 

It seems as though I’ve disappeared 

The shades are drawn, the lights go out 

And no one hears my screams or shouts. 

I’ve got a secret place 

I’ve got a secret place 

I’ve got a secret place I can go 

Nobody knows 

Do you know what it would be like hiding in a shell for all your life? 

Now you turn your back and run away 

Searching for the words you want to say. 

So instead of going out to play 

I think I’ll just stay home today 

It feels too strange to be outside 

What if the television weatherman lied? 

I’ve got a secret place 

I’ve got a secret place 

I’ve got a secret place I can go 

Nobody knows

 © 1983 Bruce Moody / Laura’s Lullabies (ASCAP) 

Terry Carolan – Electric Guitars, Bass Synthesizer. 

Keith Lancaster – Keyboards. 

Bruce Moody – Lead Vocals, Harmonies, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitars, Claps. 

Rick Richards – Drums, Thunder Sheet. 

Skyrocket Studios, Houston, Texas – March 1984 

 

She’s A Liar & A Spy (3:43)

She was on a big fact-finding mission 

Revealing all her truth through inquisition 

Combing through the files from my checkered past 

She’s looking for some nonsense that will last. 

She’s a Liar and a Spy! 

Treading around throwing mud in your eye 

She tells you what but never tells you why 

She’s a Liar and a Spy! Oh yeah! 

The methods of her game can be so distracting 

Leaving us no chance of interacting 

She follows through the chase ever so humble 

Risking all her clues to makes you stumble 

She’s a Liar and a Spy 

Treading around throwing mud in your eye 

She tells you what but never tells you why 

She’s a Liar and a Spy! Oh yeah! 

And there she goes now hot on the trail! 

Playing detective so well 

Well you can just waste your time for free 

‘Cause you won’t get anything on me! 

Tonight, the party was so well attended 

Wrapping up her case the sport has ended 

Now on her rambling way and straight to bed 

A magistrate whose marbles have no head 

She’s a Liar and a Spy! 

Treading around throwing mud in your eye 

She tells you what but never tells you why 

She’s a Liar and a Spy! 

She’s a Liar and a Spy!

Working her way through the FBI 

She loves to laugh, but she hates to cry 

She’s a Liar and a Spy! Oh yeah!

© 1984 Bruce Moody / Laura’s Lullabies (ASCAP) 

Danny Kristensen – Electric Guitars, Lead Guitar. 

Doug Hines – Keyboards. 

Bruce Moody – Lead and Harmony Vocals, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitars, Bongos, Percussion. 

Rick Richards – Drums. 

Sugar Hill Studios, Houston, Texas – May 1985 

 

You Do (3:12)

Every time I try to love you 

You act like someone’s there up above you it’s true 

Yeah you do. 

And every time I want to see you 

You act as though there’s nothing between me and you 

Yeah you do. 

You do … 

And don’t you know why I feel lazy 

When all you do is say something crazy and cute 

Yeah you do. 

You do … 

Why must I go on waiting so long? 

What are you trying to do? 

And why do you pretend? 

How can I get in? 

Why don’t you see what I go through? 

You do … 

Why must I go on waiting so long? 

What are you trying to do? 

And why do you pretend? 

How can I get in? 

Why don’t you see what I go through? 

And when I’m feeling tired and lonely 

You ring me up to see if I’m home and with who 

Yeah you do. 

You do … 

Every time I try to love you.

© 1981 Bruce Moody / Laura’s Lullabies (ASCAP) 

Terry Carolan – Harmony Vocals. 

Danny Kristensen – Electric Guitar. 

Richard Morant – Electric Guitar, Acoustic Refrain Lines. 

Bruce Moody – Lead and Harmony Vocals, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitars, Harmonica, Cassette Boxes Rim Shots. 

Rick Richards – Drums. 

Wooden Studios, Houston, Texas – November 1981 

 

Terminally Hip (4:06)

 She’s terminally pretty, she’s terminally hip 

She’s terminally witty, she’s terminally hip 

Ah … hip! 

She tells you know one’s ever loved her, relationships don’t last 

But she can’t see the future for the past 

She needs to know the love of someone to make her feel all right 

A touch to keep her warm all through the night. 

She’s terminally pretty, she’s terminally hip 

She’s terminally witty, she’s terminally hip 

Is it me?  Is it you?  Is there anything at all that I could do? 

And when she tells you she don’t love you remember it in stride 

If she can’t learn to love you, she will hide 

And as she sits the party’s over, the little girl’s alone 

And she’ll be by herself tonight at home 

She’s terminally pretty, she’s terminally hip 

She’s terminally witty, she’s terminally hip 

She’s terminally pretty, she’s terminally hip 

She’s terminally witty, she’s terminally hip 

There she goes and you know …

© 1981 Bruce Moody / Laura’s Lullabies (ASCAP) 

Danny Kristensen – Electric Guitar, Lead Guitar. 

Richard Morant – Electric Guitar. 

Bruce Moody – Lead and Harmony Vocals, Bass Guitar, “Plinky” Electric Guitar, Ovation 12-String Electric Guitar, Piano. 

Rick Richards – Drums. 

Wooden Studios, Houston, Texas – November 1981

 

Missile Envy (3:19)

Watch the TV, read the news 

Convinces me they’re not my views 

There's people dying in the streets 

Leaving spirits incomplete 

If it’s life you love you can’t afford to waste 

Missile envy! 

As you turn to view each other face to face 

Missile envy! 

We burst the rainclouds, terminating future years 

We pledge allegiance to the hate 

Praying for our children’s sake 

If it’s life you love you can’t afford to waste 

Missile envy! 

As you turn to view each other face to face 

Missile envy! 

Universal statements from earthbound men! 

Trying to blind us all into their master plans! 

Missile Envy, Missile Envy, (it’s only) 

Missile Envy, Missile Envy 

You murder me and I kill you 

What happens then is we both lose 

Why do so many take the chance? 

‘Cause they can’t keep it in their pants 

If it’s life you love you can’t afford to waste 

Missile envy! 

As you turn to view each other face to face 

Missile envy! 

Universal statements from earthbound men! 

Trying to blind us all into their master plans! 

Missile Envy, Missile Envy, (it’s only) 

Missile Envy, Missile Envy …

© 1982 Bruce Moody (ASCAP) Laura’s Lullabies 

Bruce Moody – Lead and Harmony Vocals, Electric Guitars, Sound Effects. 

Shepard Sound Studios, Houston, Texas – May 1982