Johnny Sunshine and The Rainbows

Desert Of Desire

When will it rain again? / This drought never ends
It just grows stronger / Lasting longer
My fields turn to dust / My wife, she took her life
I can’t stand to choose / The next part of love I must lose
I sold my family’s farm / To a bandit with a banker’s arm
I’m so deep in debt / Nowhere to run for help
I beg & curse the sky / Hug a bottle & hope to die / But it’s all vanity
Not even sorrow belongs to me

My friends all try their best / To glorify the past
But some things aren’t brought up / They don’t mention hope and love
I beg & curse the sky / Hug a bottle & hope to die / But it’s all vanity
Not even sorrow belongs to me

Let the rain clouds find my eyes
And the deep pools drown my mind
I’m so thirsty and I’m dry / Like a desert of desire
A desert burned by desire

Like a desert, baby burning / Every body yearning / Lonely planet turning / The end of all, or nothing
The smallest thing still haunts me / In the morning

Show Me What’s Mine

Your eyes they shine / Show me what’s mine

Ever since I left your eyes I’ve tried to find my way home
L.A. drifts away and New York stays stoned
I need the quiet country / A place to make things right
I’ll shovel my share and forget the wandering life

I was just a virgin who wanted an adult portion
I set out to raise some hell and do myself a little harm
The mornings turned bitter and caffeine became cocaine
Roads ran into nights that hide the American dream

Disillusion grows like skin that shows every bone
It’s so hard to make it fit that I wanna lie down and quit
But good fortune crossed my path like a long haired cat
And suddenly I fell in love and realized, I don’t give a shit

Johnny Sunshine and The Rainbows

Life goes on like a mournful horn in a heroin room at the break of dawn and I’m lonesome Once again / Oh, sweet oblivion / Let your freedom ring

I drift down to the corner where Johnny Sunshine waits with The Rainbows
To save my soul / It’ll take more than gold / So I’ve learned how to laugh

I’ve neglected every ray of hope that hides inside your eyes
I’m worth every tear drop / But you know I won’t stop / Cause self-pity sells

Johnny says he’s seen the place where love burns brighter than the sun
I say, “Don’t you mean Heaven?” / He says, “No man, Harlem” / “Heaven’s way too straight”

The dog eared dealers keep the corners parted like two sides of a sea
Parking is free / But you’d better buy something / Or you might meet your fate

I’m feeling high as The Rainbows blow a melody that’s sweeter than the rain
I feel like singing / And going dancing / And never coming back

Please let your love be the death of me

Love Is Alive

These are the days when we can’t wait/ To get our hands on each other
These are the days when we can’t wait / For the work to be over
These are the days when we forget / To be nostalgic
These are the days when love is alive

I cracked open my fortune cookie / My future, she looks so rosy
I’m either gonna be rich / Or, I’ll have lots of money
Well, you know I’ll take the one, baby / That I don’t have to hide
These are the days when love is alive

I wrote my masterpiece / A love story with no words in it
The more that it’s read / The less that it’s finished
Everybody shakes their head / And they ask each other why
These are the days when love is alive

You tell me that you’re scared / Of the great unknown
You wish sometimes that life / Would just leave you alone
But these are days worth living / These are days to survive
These are the days when love is alive

Love is alive

She Wants Love

She wants love when I’m up all night
She wants love with champagne on ice
She wants love
She wants love that’s pure as gold
She wants love that can’t be bought, nor sold
She wants love / I don’t know if I could be so bold

She wants love even when I’m mean
She wants love when my conscience comes clean
She wants love
She wants love even when I’m a jerk
She wants love when I smoke and drink and curse
She wants love / I don’t know if I can give enough

When we met, she was cold as ice
Now she burns as wild as a fire
She wants love / She wants love
From the evening to the morning to the middle of the end of time (She wants love)
We’re gonna live a love, not a lie

Cinnamon Hair

My soul was sold / I was a mess / A lonesome valley crossed my chest
Into the ditch I did slip

You blew my words back in / My paper thin skin / Fell in love with itself
The rest I sent to hell

And I swore not to regret / I swore not to regret / I swore not to regret

My sun had set / I was a wreck / Happiness looked like a threat
Deep into debt my health slipped

Now the troubles that I’ve known / They’re just smoke rings that I’ve blown
I’ve turned my back on death / And I swore not to regret

I’d use all of my powers to hold back the shadows and burn for that girl with
The cinnamon hair

When I was young nobody taught me how to be lonely
It’s hard to move on when you can’t forget what’s waiting up ahead

Tombstones

Another tombstone another lesson learned
Another tombstone another bridge I’ve burned
Another tombstone everywhere I turn
I see tombstones

I see tombstones in the dead of night
Tombstones instead of delight
I got tombstones flowin’ through my veins
I got tombstones blowin’ out the back of my brain

Tombstones…

I got tombstones full of deep regret
Tombstones smokin’ my last cigarette
Tombstone’s tellin’ me something’s died
Tombstones livin’ in the whites of my eyes

Tombstones sayin’ it’s the end
I never ever want to see you again
There’s too much death for me in this old town
If I don’t stop sinkin’ I think I’m gonna drown

In tombstones…

I cry tombstones instead of tears
Chunks of granite in buckets of beer
They go “Boom Boom, you’re in a world of trouble
Boom Boom you’re in a world of trouble
Boom Boom you’re in a world of trouble
‘Cause now you’re drunk you get to see us in double”

Lift You With Love

I’m gonna lift you with love
Lift you with love
I’m gonna lift you with love
Fit you like a glove
Gonna hit you with love

Get you everything you never ever, ever thought of

Worst Superhero

I can leap tall buildings in a single bound
I can sneak up beside you without making a sound
I’m your favorite son of your american dream
And I’m the worst superhero that you ever seen

I’m the worst superhero
I’m the worst superhero
I’m the worst superhero
I’m the worst superhero that you ever seen

I can crash through ceilings I can see through walls
I get smashed every evening and I screen all my calls
Yeah my back is hairy I’m a eating machine
I’m the worst superhero that you ever seen

I’m the worst superhero…

I’d fight any old crime it didn’t matter to me
I used to do it for fun I used to do it for free
I wanna get paid now I wanna get rich
I’m a broke and degraded flyin’ son of a bitch

I’m the worst superhero…

The End Is Near

Well we’re young and pretty and looking for pity
Riding the wires right into the city
Drunk on danger / Drunk on anger
Drunk on each other with money from your mother

Yeah we’re young and pretty and the work is shitty
Pushing papers through sub-committees
Drunk on fame / Dropping names
Drunk on death ’cause life is a pain

Well we’re young and pretty and the moves are tricky
The damage is deep and the tar is sticky
Drunk on sex on hard drives
Drunk on emotion we buried alive

I don’t need to pray / I need to stay awake one more day
The end is near, so have no fear