Deborah Poppink Lyrics

I’m Here Now

 

Piano, guitar, vocals, drum loops: Deborah Poppink

Bass and guitar: Burton Averre

Percussion: Roger Johnson

 

I’m not lonely anymore

I’ve found what I’ve been looking for

I’m not worried ’bout the time

Everything right here is fine

 

I’m here now

I’m here now

I’m not looking ahead and I’ve got no regret

I am here now

 

I don’t have to turn upside down

Boxing myself into what’s around

I don’t think I’ll loose my mind

Even though I have just arrived

 

I’m here now

I’m here now

I’m not looking ahead and I’ve got no regret

I am here now

 

You’re not mine cuz I can’t own anybody

I won’t dwell on what may come

I am here and you’re here beside me

As the afternoon goes on and on and on

 

I won’t cry myself to sleep

Wondering whether you love me

I’m not worried ‘bout the time

Everything right here is it’s fine

 

I’m here now

I’m here now

I’m not looking ahead and I’ve got no regret

I am here now

 

 

The Wheel

 
Electric guitar: Louis Metoyer
All other instruments and vocals: Deborah Poppink

Seven days ago I didn’t know you

And now I’m crying cuz we goodbye

I sense a hurricane of feelings come through

My storm is quiet when I close my eyes

 

Round and round the wheel spins

When I’m on the edge I never can win

Round and round I’m safe and sound

When I put myself in the middle

 

I woke up this morning and it was raining

When it was clear and sunny yesterday

Instead of bitching, moaning and complaining

I remember things don’t always go my way

 

Round and round the wheel spins

When I’m on the edge I never can win

Round and round I’m safe and sound

When I put myself in the middle

 

Round and round the wheel of fortune is

Turning, turning I am learning

Round the wheel of fortune I must remember

To stay in the center

 

She said my show was starting at 6:30

I pack my bag at five to get a seat

And now I find that I am three hours early

I pick up my guitar and make it sweet

 

Round and round the wheel spins

When I’m on the edge I never can win

Round and round I’m safe and sound

When I put myself in the middle

 

Sugar     

 

Instruments and vocals: Deborah Poppink

 

I SEE YOU TAKING THINGS THAT MAKE YOU SMILE

I BELIEVE YOU WANNA FEEL GOOD

SO IM CRACKING OPEN INTO THE CUPBOARDS IN THE KITCHEN WALL

OH MAMA I WANNA FEEL GOOD

 

I’m doin’ sugar in the back by the alley

I’m doin’ sugar in the jungle yeah

I’m doin’ sugar in the back by the alley

I got my hands full

 

I DIG YOUR GO-GO BOOTS THEY MAKE ME GET UP AND DO THE SWIM

AND I BELIEVE YOU WANNA DANCE GOOD

YOU GOT A SHOW TO NIGHT

WE’RE PRACTICING YOUR NEW MOVES

THEN YOU LEAVE ME AND IT GETS DARK

 

I’m doin’ sugar in the back by the alley

I’m doin’ sugar in the jungle yeah

I’m doin’ sugar in the back by the alley

I got my hands full

 

LOUD NOISES ON THE CEILING FROM THE NEIGHBORS UP STAIRS

IT SCARES ME DON’T WANNA HEAR IT

A WOMAN SCREAMING AND A MAN

WITH A THUNDER AND LIGHTNING VOICE

OH DADDY DON’T WANNA HEAR IT NO

 

I’m doin’ sugar in the back by the alley

I’m doin’ sugar in the jungle yeah

I’m doin’ sugar in the back by the alley

I got my hands full yeah

I’m doin’ sugar in the back by the alley

I’m doin’ sugar in the jungle yeah

I’m doin’ sugar in the back by the alley

I got my hands full

 

 

Sagittarian Girl

Instruments and vocals: Deborah Poppink

My divorce was finally final

Went out and bought some clothes

I met a Leo guy I know down at that

Butterfly bar where everybody goes

I was fine and feeling no pain when she walked in

I never could I never could guess where my night would end

 

Never thought I never thought I’d end up in that bed

I figured I, I figured I’d go home alone instead

I was looking for a little bit of love to fill my empty world

I never thought I’d meet up with that Sagittarian Girl

 

After 3 martinis she said,

“I think I’m going to go home and smoke some weed”

I said, “Hey maybe I’ll come with”

And that’s when she asked, “Do you have tendencies?”

I said, “Yes, well, I actually do, and it’s something I have always known”

Then her brown eyes lit right up and she said,

“Why don’t you follow me home”

 

Never thought I never thought I’d end up in that bed

I figured I, I figured I’d go home alone instead

I was looking for a little bit of love to fill my empty world

I never thought I’d go home with that Sagittarian Girl

 

In the morning right in front of my car

She kissed me on the lips

She told me she was gonna call me but she never did

 

Never thought I never thought I’d end up in that bed

I figured I, I figured I’d go home alone instead

I was looking for a little bit of love to fill my empty world

I never thought that I’d get dumped by that Sagittarian Girl

 

Remedy                   

 

Instruments and vocals: Deborah Poppink

 

Knock and I could answer

Ask and I would do

Touch and we could lock the world outside

If you’d come to me I’d soothe you

 

Ah I’m your remedy

Everything you need

Ah I’d cure you

 

She could never heal you

Like me I’d do you well

 

Ah I’m your remedy

Everything you need

Ah I’d cure you

 

I could take your cold

Make you warm inside

You could feel so whole

And be open wide

You’d feel better

You’d loose track of time

You’d forget her

And be all mine

 

Ah I’m your remedy

Everything you need

Ah I could soothe you

I could move you

 

Ah I’m your remedy

Everything you need

Ah I could sooth you

 

La De Dah

 

Instruments and vocals: Deborah Poppink

 

Saturday I’m on the phone

Making arrangements for my kids

Soon my mom and I will fly a place to rest our stressed eyelids

We’re touching down into the sun

This weekend trip has just begun

Here’s a guitar I can strum

 

La dee dah dee dah dee dah dee dah

All of the good things we will follow

La de dah a tender today

Is making the way to a tender tomorrow

 

In my dreams I’m sinking fast I wake up crying in the dark

So I confess about the married man

And how my heart is ripped apart

She draws the line that helps me see

My happiness depends on me

It gives me the strength to set him free

 

La dee dah dee dah dee dah dee dah

All of the good things we will follow

La de dah a tender today

Is making the way to a tender tomorrow

 

I never knew that I deserved to be loved she lifts my heart up

To the sky to my life and all the good things

 

Monday afternoon and pretty soon

We’ll take the flight back home

So now we watch the waves of green and white

Break to the right and splash into foam

Our tire’s flat so is the spare

So we wave to our neighbor and he’s bringing us air

He’s tall and tan so we do our hair

 

La dee dah dee dah dee dah dee dah

All of the good things we will follow

La de dah a tender today

Is making the way to a tender tomorrow

 

Athena

 

Instruments and vocals: Deborah Poppink

 

Wasted enough time thinking about you

Getting my head caught wondering what to

Do with it all I gotta get away

I’m leading myself to her island in Greece

Starting from scratch at a hundred degrees

I gotta know what the goddess will say

 

I drop my bags down in this town

Climb the hill I ‘m heading to

 

The Temple of Athena I do lay down upon it

So high above the sea now she’s wise and compassionate

She takes me in her arms and fills me with sun

Now the two of us are becoming one

 

Looking inside seeing what’s there

Knowing who I am remembering where

You come from and what I need

She’s teaching me how, how to let go

When to say stop, why to say no

It’s ending the war inside of me

 

Her olive trees protecting me

She lifts the fog so I can see

The Temple of Athena I do lay down upon it

So high above the sea now she’s wise and compassionate

She takes me in her arms and fills me with sun

Now the two of us are becoming one

 

Letting it all swirl together

Mixing the sweet the salt and the spice

Learning what’s best to sever

Knowing what not to sacrifice

 

The Temple of Athena I do lay down upon it

So high above the sea now she’s wise and compassionate

She takes me in her arms and fills me with sun

Now the two of us are becoming one

 

That Married Man

Drums: Michael Jerome

All other instruments and vocals: Deborah Poppink

What makes you think you’re the only one?

He makes the rules why would he limit his fun?

He’s pulling up in his SUV

He’ll kiss you blind and keep an eye on the time

Cuz there’s somewhere else he’s got to be

 

CHORUS:

That married man is so delicious

But that married man won’t come for Christmas

You better get out before he drops your heart

Down on the floor

That married man looks hot in his jeans

But he’s not the man that he seems

He’s got a harem better thank the Lord that

He’s a husband and he isn’t yours

 

He’s strong and tan with eyes of bedroom blue

He’ll make you dream that he is only cheatin’ with you

On his speed dial list, girl you’re number five

When his cell phone rings you better trust your instincts

That the voice on the other end’s not his wife

 

(CHORUS)

 

I was like you once take it from me

Just like a wolf hunts he needs fresh meat and

He likes it sweet

 

(CHORUS)

You better count your lucky stars and thank the lord

That he isn’t yours

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hit Girl

 

Instruments and vocals: Deborah Poppink

 

She finishes her drink and waits for him

She never thinks of what she’s gonna say

Her brown eyes spin she hates the taste of gin

She takes another shot anyway

 

Her boss calls him loose he uses and uses

So many girls and he’s on his way thinking:

 

I’ll get a blonde I’ll get a brunette I’ll get a blonde I’ll get a redhead

I’ll get a blonde I’ll get a brunette I’ll get a blonde I’ll get a redhead

He said

 

She’s smoking at the bar

When he walks into her spider web

He knows nothing about her kind

And she knows just how far he’ll get

 

His game is done his hand is on her leg

It’s his last night around

He’s still thinking to himself:

 

I’ll get a blonde I’ll get a brunette I’ll get a blonde I’ll get a redhead

I’ll get a blonde I’ll get a brunette I’ll get a blonde I’ll get a redhead

He said

 

She takes him out in the alley

Pushes him up against the wall

Gives him a lethal, lethal injection

To the gutter she watches him fall

 

She’s made her hit she’ll get her reward

The widow watches laughing from the window next door

 

I’ll get a blonde I’ll get a brunette I’ll get a blonde I’ll get a redhead

I’ll get a blonde I’ll get a brunette I’ll get a blonde I’ll get a redhead

She said

 

Chasing Lunatics

 

Drums and cabasa: Michael Jerome

All others instruments and vocals: Deborah Poppink

 

If he’s hyped up and chemically suppressed

If he’s bipolar and his English is a mess

If he’s married or an insomniac

If he’s a flat broke and chain smokin’ workaholic

That’s the loser that’s for me

 

CHORUS:

I can’t talk on the phone (leave a message)

When youhear my my my pitiful tone (you can guess)

That when it comes right down to spending time

I’ve got one thing on my mind

I’m chasing lunatics

 

If he’s a clepto or even impotent

If he selling balloons and living in a friend’s tent

If he’s drinking to drown deep-seated mother issues

If he plays the sax and talks too fast shows up with out his shoes

That’s the loser that’s for me

 

(CHORUS)

 

If he’s suicidal and a fine artist

Yea baby yea, that’s where my heart is

If he’s incapable of being in love

That’s enough, sign me up, gimme more of that stuff

 

My definition of a man

Maybe skewed but now

You you you understand what I do

When its comes right down to spending time

I’ve got one thing on my mind

I’m chasing lunatics

I’m chasing lunatics

 

Sipping On Scotch

Instruments and vocals: Deborah Poppink

 

I’m glad you came

It’s been a long long time

So good to see you again

What’s going on in your life?

Yeah that sounds sweet

You bought a loft in downtown L.A.

Sure I’d love to see it

Tonight alright but before we drive away

 

I want to hold out and not jump into bed

Well, I do but I won’t cuz I’ll just loose my head

It’s harder to wait when we’ve been sipping on scotch

And this beer in my glass cranks it up another notch

Do you wanna come inside? Do you wanna come inside?

 

The bar is far away now

This is my favorite freeway

Let’s play the new Tom Waits

Don’t bother with the brakes

What happened with your x-girl friend?

She broke your heart I can’t promise you anything

I want to hold out and not jump into bed

Well, I do but I won’t cuz I’ll just loose my head

It’s harder to wait when we’ve been sipping on scotch

And this beer in my glass cranks it up another notch

Do you wanna come inside? Do you wanna come inside?

 

The painting on your wall I can see it from your couch

I think I’ve been here before I don’t think I can hold out

 

So we fall intobed

I knew that I would and I just lose my head

It’s harder to wait when we’ve been sipping on scotch

And this beer in my glass cranks it up another notch

Do you wanna come inside? Do you wanna come inside?

 

Do You Love Me Anyway?

 

Guitar and vocals: Deborah Poppink

 

I’m lost and I’m floating above the ground

You are the man I wrapped myself around

Millions of tears I have cried and cried

For decades and years I’ve brushed myself aside

 

Now the phone rings and I don’t have the energy

To do what I did and entertain

This is me without my charisma

Do you love you me anyway?

 

I wonder if you have ever heard

The sadness in my voice since I was a girl

Striving to make you care everyday

Using my mind to throw myself away

 

Now the phone rings and I don’t have the energy

To do what I did and entertain

This is me without my charisma

Do you love you me anyway?

 

I can’t remember my dreams but

I know that they told me to start living a deeper life

I can go down to the veins and crack open

This shell I’ve been living inside of

 

My cleverness leads me down from above

It takes too much out of me to try to win your love

Will we survive if I let it go?

Time will provide the thing I need to know

 

Now the phone rings and I don’t have the energy

To do what I did and entertain

This is me without my charisma

Do you love you me anyway?

 

Home To You

 

Piano: John Beasley

Drums: Vinnie Caliuta

Bass: Bob Glaub

Electric guitar: James Harrah

Slide and acoustic guitar and vocals: Deborah Poppink

 

You protect me from the fire

You give me the wings to fly

You light up when I get dark and

Reel me in when I stray too far

 

I am coming home to you we’ll be together again

I am coming home to you

 

You do re-instill my faith

And now I know which path to take

I don’t doubt that you’ll be there

When I touch down from up in the air

 

I am coming home to you

We’ll be together again

I am coming home to you

The very definition of friend

I am coming home to you

 

When I clear the U.S. customs

I will hold you for an hour

And when all the people see us

They will feel the power between us

 

You are strong and teaching me

To trust my unique energy

Heaven takes us for a ride

Courage knocks my fear aside

 

I am coming home to you

We’ll be together again

I am coming home to you

The very definition of friend

I am coming home to you

 

 

 

 

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