A Family Album Lyrics


A Life With You

(Holly Palmer, Pete Glenister)

HP: Vocals
Pete Glenister: Guitar

Team Maceo Music (ASCAP)
Bughouse (ASCAP)

Cradle cradle on the wall
Who’s the fairest?
What’s he called?
Who’s the rider with the reins
To pull my body 'cross the plain?
To pull my body 'cross the plane

Who’s the one who’ll tie me up?
Hold my head and tilt the cup?
Keep me warm and keep me dry
Dorothy Parker in my eye
Dorothy Parker in my eye

Where are you now?
And where have you been?
I’m looking everywhere for some kin
Let's settle down
And let's grow up
Let me take care of your heart, my love
If you would please come through
I’d make a life with you

If you're strong and if you're bright
You could field my darkness right
And you'll know not to get caught up
In all the ghosts I’m calling up
All the ghosts I’m giving up

Where are you now?
And where have you been?
I'm looking everywhere for some kin
Let's settle down
And let's grow up
Let me take care of your heart, my love
If you would please come through
I’d love a life with you


Family

(Holly Palmer, Pete Glenister, Deni Lew)

HP: Vocals
James Knight: Saxes
Graeme Flowers: Trumpet
Pete Glenister: Guitars, Keys & Programming

Team Maceo Music (ASCAP)
Bughouse (ASCAP)
Songs In Lew (PRS)

Pardon me for the stating the obvious
Just wanna get with you on the same page
It’s plain to see I’m a little bit different
I’m not like you and you’re not like me

I don’t walk the way you walk
I don’t talk the way you talk
I don’t do the things you do
I’m not too much like you

But all that aside
It’s what you got on the inside
Love is on the rise
And you and me
We are family
Love, we are family
We are love
You and me, we are family

And we get it right, we get it wrong
Forget the words to the same old songs
We try again and we try another way
Get up again and we do it every day

I don’t work the job you work
I don’t hurt the way you hurt
I don’t say the words you say
I got to say things
Say ‘em in my own way

But all that aside
It’s what you got on the inside
Love is on the rise
And you and me, we are family
Love, we are family
We are love
You and me, we are family

Inside, we’re all the same
Inside, we’re all the same

All that aside
It’s what you got on the inside
Love is on the rise
And you and me, we are family
All that aside
It’s what you got on the inside
Love is on the rise
And you and me, we are family
Love, we are family
We are love
We are family
You and me are family
Cause what you got on the inside is love
We are family


These Are The Days

(Holly Palmer, Pete Glenister, Charlton Pettus, Michelle Lewis)

HP: Vocals
Pete Glenister: Guitars, Keys & Programming

Team Maceo Music (ASCAP)
Bughouse (ASCAP)
Margarine Music (ASCAP)
Bea The Dog (ASCAP)

Some days I wake up thinking
Night can’t come soon enough
Getting out the door on time
With all this stupid stuff

We are me and you
Living what we live through
Sometimes dreams come true
In unexpected ways

Oh oh oh oh oh
I wanna shout it out
Oh oh oh oh oh
Right here, right now

These are the days
We thought might never come
This is the place
A moment in the sun
A little freedom and relief
A little love, a little peace
We got it made

These are the days

Morning smiles, life on Mars
When everybody’s home
We’re gonna jump up
Pile on in the car
And turning off your phone

We are me and you
Living what we live through
Simple dreams come true
In complicated ways

Oh oh oh oh oh
I wanna shout it out
Oh oh oh oh oh
Right here, right now

Chorus

Freedom and relief
A little love, a little peace
Freedom and relief
A little love, a little peace
Freedom and relief
A little love, a little peace
Come on and shout it out
Right here, right now…

Chorus


The Middle of a Miracle

(Holly Palmer, Pete Glenister, Dillon O’Brian)

HP: Vocals
Pete Glenister: Guitars, Keys & Programming

Team Maceo Music (ASCAP)
Bughouse (ASCAP)
Dillon O’Brian Songs (BMI Admin. Wixen Music Publishing)

Now I don't know
But I've been told
That when the shit comes down on you
It must be cause you're ready now
For stepping out of your rhythm
So here it is
There's no map home from here
No guiding light
But one thing's loud and clear
That was what this is
Is something big we've been given

I think we’re in the middle of a miracle
Simple things are beautiful
We’re in the middle of a miracle
Anything is possible

After all those tears
All emptied out
And wondering what the hell
This hell's about
A mystery inside of me
Keeps on breathing
And every breath
Is one more step I take
Into this dream, this love
This life we make
I guess we go through hell
To know why we're living

I think we’re in the middle of a miracle
Simple things are beautiful

I think we’re in the middle of a miracle
Anything is possible

And I would not believe it myself
If I couldn't see it coming
With my own two eyes
Something magical is happening here
I know I’ll never understand
But love's what happens
When you're making other plans
And love is something magical
Something magical is happening here

I think we’re in the middle of a miracle
Simple things are beautiful
Come on baby
Have a little faith
Don’t you know
We’re in the middle of a miracle
Anything is possible 

Don’t stop dreaming
Keep believing
Don’t stop dreaming


My Heart is Breaking Again

(Holly Palmer, Pete Glenister, Dillon O’Brian)

HP: Vocals
Pete Glenister: Guitars, Keys & Programming

Team Maceo Music (ASCAP)
Bughouse (ASCAP)
Dillon O’Brian Songs (BMI Admin. Wixen Music Publishing)

My heart is breaking
It’s the strangest thing
Here comes that aching
And there goes everything
I was rolling along and feelin’ so fine
And all of a sudden in double time
My heart is breaking again
My heart is breaking again

My blue horizon
Was just a thin disguise
A blue moon is rising
It's such a rude surprise
I get lost in a dream and it helps me forget
Till that shadow is on me like it never left
And my heart is breaking again

Breaking for things I didn’t do
Breaking for things I didn’t say
Breaking for where we are today
The way I made everybody pay
And then in a flash it disappears
Leaving behind a couple of tears
A minute or two, they’re dry again
And everything's all right and then 

Something reminds me
Like a child’s voice behind me
Like a bolt out of the blue
I feel it again, and what can I do?
My heart is breaking again

I guess I'm still learning
Life's a crazy thing
World keeps on turning
And the bluebirds sing
And a heart's gonna break
When a love is true
But that's how the light
Of love gets through
And my heart is breaking again
When my heart is breaking again


Sweet Baby Waltz

(Holly Palmer, Pete Glenister)

HP: Vocals
Pete Glenister: Guitar

Team Maceo Music (ASCAP)
Bughouse (ASCAP)

We danced last night
I still feel our spinning
The grinning
The happiest embrace
I woke up in peace
The dread was gone
And the dancing was there
In its place

Cause each day feels
Less and less like a race
And more and more
Like we’ve found our space

I dreamed we were dancing last night
Waltzing a sweet baby waltz
Spinning together
As light as a feather
Lost in the joy of it all
Lost in a sweet baby waltz

I held him tight
Like a tango partner
Joined at the seams
Our blue sky’s back
We saw the dawn
Where somehow before there was none
Cause each day feels
Less and less like a fight
And more and more
Like the future is bright

I dreamed we were dancing last night
Waltzing a sweet baby waltz
Spinning together
As light as a feather
Lost in the joy of it all
Waltzing a sweet baby waltz

I dreamed we were dancing last night
Waltzing a sweet baby waltz
Spinning together
Light as a feather
Lost in the joy of it all
Waltzing a sweet baby waltz
Waltzing a sweet baby waltz


One Day

(Holly Palmer, Pete Glenister, Charlton Pettus)

HP: Vocals
James Knight: Saxes
Graeme Flowers: Trumpet
Charlton Pettus: Additional vocal production
Pete Glenister: Guitars, Keys & Programming

Team Maceo Music (ASCAP)
Bughouse (ASCAP)
Margarine Music (ASCAP)

I can hear you and I know
The words you’re saying
But when I go to answer
I can’t form the words
I can see you and I like
The game you’re playing
But when I try to join you
I can’t make it work

But one day                              
Things will change
And we will rise above
And we will understand each other
One heartbeat into another
And you will feel my love, my love

People come and people go
And people know
What people know about us
And it don’t mean a thing
It’s you and me against the doors
One step back and two steps forward
Lucky it’s only everyday

But one day                              
Things will change
And we will rise above
And we will understand each other
One heartbeat into another
And you will feel my love, my love, my love
All my love

Now hush little mama...

Hush little mama don’t you cry
I’m gonna get up, I’m gonna fight
I’m gonna make my world my own
I’m gonna sing my own damn song

Hush little mama don’t you cry
I’m gonna get up, I’m gonna fly
I’m gonna make my world my own
I’m gonna write my own damn song

Hush little mama don’t you cry
I’m gonna get up, I’m gonna fly
I’m gonna make my world my own
I’m gonna sing your favorite song


Joy's Along

(Holly Palmer, Pete Glenister, Charlton Pettus)

HP: Vocals
Charlton Pettus: Additional vocal production
Pete Glenister: Guitars, Keys & Programming

Team Maceo Music (ASCAP)
Bughouse (ASCAP)

Margarine Music (ASCAP)

Life is strange and amazing
All the time, all the time
I never knew what love was
‘Til you were mine, ‘til you were mine

Where you are, the light comes on
When you smile, joy’s along
Joy, joy, joy’s along

Wherever we go - joy
Whatever we do - joy
Whenever you come around - joy
Joy, joy, joy’s along

Life is good and confusing
All the time, all the time
I never knew what hope does
‘Til you were mine, ‘til you were mine
Where you live, love’s at home
Where you are, joy’s along
Joy, joy, joy, joy, joy’s along

Chorus

Bum bum bum bum bum bum bum
Wherever we go
Bum bum bum bum bum bum bum
Whatever we do
Bum bum bum bum bum bum bum
Whenever you come around
When I know you’re coming
I know all kinds of joy is on the way

Life is strange and amazing
All the time, all the time
I never knew what love was
‘Til you were mine, ‘til you were mine
Where you live, love’s at home
When you are, joy’s along
Joy, joy, joy, joy, joy’s along

Chorus

Chorus

Joy joy joy
Joy joy joy’s along...


Trouble

(Holly Palmer, Pete Glenister, Dillon O’Brian)

HP: Vocals
Pete Glenister: Guitars, Keys & Programming

Team Maceo Music (ASCAP)
Bughouse (ASCAP)
Dillon O’Brian Songs (BMI Admin. Wixen Music Publishing)

What's right is right
And this is wrong
How every night when I get home
I don't wanna be with you
You got hurt
And I got mine
Somehow the two of us got left behind
I'm afraid of what I'm gonna do

Baby, I see trouble
I don't wanna hurt the one I love
You don't wanna hurt the one you love but
All around me, trouble
I don't wanna hurt the one I love
Please don't make me hurt the one I love

Especially now that we got a kid
I need you more than I ever did
Tell me it's the same with you

Cause I think we're in trouble
I know you'd never hurt the one you love
And I don't wanna hurt the one I love but
All around me, trouble
I don’t wanna hurt the one I love
Please don’t make me hurt the one I love

I can't stop second guessing
I hear myself confessing
What no one's addressing
‘Bout how this love is lessening
Neither one is listening
And that's no way to fix a thing and
That's the thing we're missing
We don't stand a chance
If wishing's all we do

And that's when we're in trouble
I know you’d never hurt the one you love
And I don’t wanna hurt the one I love but
We gonna get in trouble
I don’t wanna hurt the one I love
Please don’t make me hurt the one I love
All around me, trouble
I don’t wanna hurt the one I love
Please don’t make me hurt the one I love


I Dare You To Love Me

(Holly Palmer, Pete Glenister, David Baerwald)

HP: Vocals
James Knight: Saxes
Graeme Flowers: Trumpet
Pete Glenister: Guitars, Keys & Programming

Team Maceo Music (ASCAP)
Bughouse (ASCAP)Zen of Iniquity (ASCAP)

It's nice when you tell me
“I love you”
But love's not what you say
It's what you do
I've given you all that I’ve got to give
But that river is frozen
And showing no signs of thawing

There’s a big part of me
That nobody's reaching
A lesson I need
That nobody's teaching
My love shines bright
But it’s not too smart
So I'm giving you
Every tiny bit of my heart

I wanna get it when I give it
And know it when I do it
I like it when I love it
Yeah I love it when I like it

Take the dare, take the dare
I dare you to love me
Take the dare, dare to live
Dare to love, dare to give
I dare you to love me
Yeah I dare you to love me

I used to think love
Was a walk in a park
Where daffodils bloom
And it never gets dark
But a truth untold
Can die on the vine
In a matter of time
It can start to sound
Like you're lying

The pain I am feeling
Don't seem like it's healing
Maybe I'm dreaming
A fool for believing in you
I'm bright but I'm not too smart
Cause I'm giving you
Every tiny bit of my heart

Chorus 

Chorus

I dare you to love me
Yeah I dare you to love me


High Heel Boots

(Holly Palmer, Pete Glenister, Charlton Pettus)

HP: Vocals
James Knight: Saxes
Graeme Flowers: Trumpet
Charlton Pettus: Additional vocal production

Pete Glenister: Guitars, Keys & Programming
Team Maceo Music (ASCAP)
Bughouse (ASCAP)
Margarine Music (ASCAP)

This mornin’ out of the blue
I did something that I never do
I reached past those sensible shoes
For the high heel boots

Everybody says
Everybody knows
Clothes don’t make a woman
Woman makes the clothes
Everybody knows
But everybody’s wrong
Everything is better
When I pull on
Those high heel boots
High heel boots

I don’t feel like cleaning the kitchen
I don’t feel like rising above
I just might assume the position
Isn’t what we’ve been missin’ 
High heel love?

It’s not like there’s nothing but trouble
It’s not like we can’t get along
It’s time to make time for a tumble
Isn’t what we’ve been missin’ 
High heel love?

I‘ve been livin’ life in reverse
I must be feelin’ better
Couldn’t get much worse

More like a lover
And less like a nurse
In some high heel boots

Everybody knows
Everybody needs
A friend in leather is a friend indeed
Everybody’s high
Everybody’s low
Everybody’s got a special place to go
In those high heel boots
High heel boots

Chorus

What we’ve been missin’ 
High heel love
What we’ve been missin’ 
High heel love

Zips up the back and too high heels
God I’d forgotten how good bad feels

Chorus

What we’ve been missin’ 
High heel love
What we’ve been missin’ 
High heel love


Big Heart Poppa

(Holly Palmer, Pete Glenister, Deni Lew)

HP: Vocals
Backing vox: Deni Lew
Pete Glenister: Guitars, Keys & Programming

Team Maceo Music (ASCAP)
Bughouse (ASCAP)
Songs In Lew (PRS)

He’s makin’ moves
Never fakin’ moves
He knows the game
Yeah he knows the rules
That it‘s all for keeps
Nah he never sleeps
He says you & who’s army’s
Gonna take us down?  

He’s the kinda guy I was looking for
I knew that I liked him
But he knew it more
He said love’s gonna get you
And that’s no lie
On date number three
He said be my wife

That’s my big heart Poppa
And that big love on ya  
You can change the world
Like you changed this girl
That’s my big heart Poppa
And that big love on ya  
You can change the world
Like you changed this girl

He says stakes is high
Sharpen your teeth
I’m as serious as your life is
Do something magical or disappear
I think they’re gonna vote him
Man of the year

He’s the kinda guy I was looking for
I knew that I liked him
But he knew it more
He said don’t fight the feeling
Love in the now
I wanted to fall
But I didn’t know how...

With that big heart Poppa
And that big love on ya  
You can change the world
Like you changed this girl

With that big heart Poppa
And all that big love on ya  
With the care you take
And the love you make

In big ways and little ways
In visible way and invisible ways
Loud ways and soft ways
Hard days and easy days

On long days and short days
Cool days in warm ways
Sundays and Mondays
Smart days and dumb days

He’s makin’ moves
Never fakin’ moves
He knows the game
Yeah he knows the rules
That it‘s all for keeps
Nah he never sleeps
He says you & who’s army’s
Gonna take us down? 

Shimmy shimmy, shimmy shimmy

That’s my big heart Poppa
And that big love on ya  
You can change the world
Like you changed this girl

With that big heart Poppa
And all that big love on ya  
With the care you take
And the love you make

In big ways and little ways
In visible way and invisible ways
Loud ways and soft ways
Hard days and easy days

Big heart Poppa
And that big love on ya  
You can change the world
Like you changed this girl


The Happiest Man Alive

(Holly Palmer, Pete Glenister, David Baerwald)

HP: Vocals
Jebin Bruni: Keys
Chris Bruce: Guitars
Abe Rounds: Drums

Team Maceo Music (ASCAP)
Bughouse (ASCAP)
Zen of Iniquity (ASCAP)

The sun is out
Without a doubt
I’m the happiest man alive
I’m movin’ on, I‘ve got a song
And a twinkle in my eye

There’s nothing you can tell me now
To knock me off my feet
Everything is in its place
Cause I can feel the beat

It goes bap ba ba dop bop...

The moon is high and so am I
I’m the happiest man I know
The stars are out and the clouds are gone
And the radio starts to glow

There’s nothing you can tell me now
To knock me off my feet
Everything is in its place
Cause I can feel the beat

It goes bap ba ba dop bop...

I’m big, I’m bad
A titan of a man
I bit an alligator
Stopped a speeding train
I’m quick, I’m strong
I swam the amazon
I ate the whole equator
Then sang this refrain

It goes bap ba ba dop bop...

My daddy’s son
Loves everyone
I’m the happiest man alive
The last man tried to mess with me
Well he’s lucky just to be alive

There’s nothing you can tell me now
To knock me off my feet
Everything is in its place
Cause I can feel the beat

It goes bap ba ba dop bop...

I’m big, I’m bad
A titan of a man
I bit an alligator
Stopped a speeding train
I’m quick, I’m strong
I swam the amazon
I ate the whole equator
Then sang this refrain

It goes bap ba ba dop bop...

The sun is out
Without a doubt
I’m the happiest man alive


We Love

(Holly Palmer, Pete Glenister, Charlton Pettus)

HP: Vocals
Jebin Bruni: Keys
Chris Bruce: Guitars
Abe Rounds: Drums

Team Maceo Music (ASCAP)
Bughouse (ASCAP)
Margarine Music (ASCAP)
Bea The Dog (ASCAP)

How do you take
All the anger and pain
Off of someone else?
How do you smile
When you’re nothing but tired
And sorry for yourself?
And everything seems so hard?

With grace
With grease
On backs and hands and knees
In war and peace
We love

We fall
We rise
And we’re wrong until we’re right
With open eyes
We love, we love

How did you know
I had nowhere to go
Where I was coming from?
How did you see
Through the mess that was me
To the family we’ve become?
When everything seemed so hard

With grace
With grease
On backs and hands and knees
In war and peace
We love

We fall
We rise
And we’re wrong until we’re right
With open eyes
We love

Love is never what we thought it was
It seems like spring won’t come again
But then...
It does.

With grace
With grease
On backs and hands and knees
In war and peace
We love

We fall
We rise
And we’re wrong until we’re right
With open eyes
We love
With open eyes
We love
With open eyes....
We love

We love.