One Way

by Kim Novak

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This is my National Solo Album Month Album for 2009. For more information, see www.nasoalmo.org.

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released November 29, 2009

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Track Name: Orbit
Venus shines
The Perseids soar
Sirius sparkles

I'm captured
in an orbit
surrounding you

Watch the sea
Rise and fall
As gravity pulls you

I'm captured
in an orbit
surrounding you

I'm captured
in an orbit
surrounding you

Embraced in light
Full moon blue
Casting shadows

I'm captured
in an orbit
surrounding you
Track Name: Staycation
I don't have to work because I've got a whole week off
I can't sleep late because I've got to feed the dog
I'm on Staycation, what am I gonna do now?

I wanna write a song, I got some lyrics in my head
But I've gotta change the sheets because there's cat puke in the bed
I'm on Staycation, what am I gonna do now?

Staycation....
it's better than working
Staycation....
it's productive
Staycation....
it's like vacation but not as far

I tried to take a nap because my head hurt like hell
A young bearded kid with a clipboard rang my bell
I'm on Staycation, what am I gonna do now?

I went to Waterloo for some chicken ranch tacos
The sorority girl waitress didn't want to take my order
I'm on Staycation, what am I gonna do now?

Staycation....
there's no commuting
Staycation....
I'm saving money
Staycation....
it's like retirement but not as permanent

I got a tummy ache because I ate too many cookies
I drink the Topo Chico so I'll belch like a wookie
I'm on Staycation, what am I gonna do now?

I went to Coffee Bean for a ten gallon tea
The girl called me Amy and I didn't disagree
I'm on Staycation, what am I gonna do now?

Staycation....
twitter and facebook
Staycation....
epic novels
Staycation....
learning to wank on the electric guitar

Now I've got a craving for some dutch apple pie
It's dark outside so I don't want to drive
I'm on Staycation, what am I gonna do now?

Now my week off is almost half over
I better find adventures or you'll think that I'm a loser
I'm on Staycation, what am I gonna do now?

Staycation....
it's better than working
Staycation....
it's productive
Staycation....
it's like vacation but not as far
Staycation....
there's no commuting
Staycation....
I'm saving money
Staycation....
it's like retirement but not as permanent
Track Name: When I Awake
If you could dream anything
What would you dream?
Would you dream of a kiss
Or the cover of a magazine?

Would you dream of a win
Or lose yourself in fur?
Would you walk on Saturn's rings
Or something more obscure?

Dream with me
Love with me
Be with me

If you could dream with me
What would we do?
Would we live somewhere warm
In a house with view?

And when you awoke
What would you feel?
A deep disappointment
That the dream wasn't real?

Dream with me
Love with me
Be with me

I'd choose the simple dreams
The kind that could be true
Like socks and drinks and medicine
And growing old with you

I could dream that I were rich
And I could dream away this ache
I could dream that we met years ago
And when I awake
That deep disappointment
that the dream isn't true
Well, it really wouldn't matter
waking up next to you.

Dream with me
Love with me
Be with me
Track Name: Valentino's
At old Valentino's the faces have changed
But the pizza and breadsticks are still made the same
I can taste the memories in creamy italian
Where the boys in the back live up to the name

I'd have breadsticks delivered to Lantana Hall
And the Mosscliff apartment on the second floor
On Tuesday nights, you'd get two drinks for free
Always a deal for the college kid poor

After losing my virtue at Colony Square
in a drunken one night stand
I confessed to my best friend over provolone cheese
on traditional white crust with ranch.

At old Valentino's the faces have changed
But the pizza and breadsticks are still made the same
I can taste the memories in creamy italian
Where the boys in the back live up to the name

There were heart shaped pizza's on Valentine's day
And Patrick was nowhere in sight
So Chuck was a sweetheart and brought me a pie
A surprise on that cold, lonely night

The Valentino boys out on Ranch Road 12
gave a party on New Year's Eve
Penny was talking and talking and talking
I never knew what to believe

There was Monday night bowling at Sunset Lanes
With Jacquie, Greg Gold and Greg Payne
And March Madness winnings for George and me
And billiards at Top Cats with James

At old Valentino's the faces have changed
But the pizza and breadsticks are still made the same
I can taste the memories in creamy italian
Where the boys in the back live up to the name

Melanie's mother, she stands at the counter
offering up the buffet
She's been Melanie's mother for 22 years
Most of them good, she'd say.

That's when she asked me "Who's mother are you?"
I told her "I'm nobody's mom."
Valentino boy said, "It happens sometimes.
It's a personal choice, nothing's wrong."

Back in the days when I was thin and naive
I thought everyone married in time
But I didn't inherit that mainstream gene
Now I'm haunted by ghosts from south of my home
Where the Valentino boys thrive

At old Valentino's the faces have changed
There's pizza box art on the walls
Melanie's mother, she serves the buffet
and the boys in the back still live up to the name

At old Valentino's the faces have changed
But the pizza and breadsticks are still made the same
I can taste the memories in creamy italian
Where the boys in the back live up to the name
Track Name: Sandman Stories
I see Cinderella's castle from the hotel window
Eddie Vedder waits in the car outside
I can't find my t-shirt and the toilet's overflowing
If Shannon were here, we'd go for a ride
Trippin' on the Sandman's Stories
Trippin' on the Sandman's Stories
Trippin' on the Sandman's Stories
Trippin' on the Sandman's Stories

The grease in the pan is spattering on the stove
From water that's falling from the ceiling
My good buddy's brother called me beautiful
But I call bullshit 'cause I'm not that appealing
Trippin' on the Sandman's Stories
Trippin' on the Sandman's Stories
Trippin' on the Sandman's Stories
Trippin' on the Sandman's Stories

The road caved in and water rushed down
To an underground city with an antique sign
A long-haired musician's instruments of choice
were a six string dulcimer and cup of vanilla pudding
Trippin' on the Sandman's Stories
Trippin' on the Sandman's Stories
Trippin' on the Sandman's Stories
Trippin' on the Sandman's Stories

In a jersey with green and white numbers
I took the football in for a score
And when a girl makes a score you kick the extra point closer
Like the ladies tee at the golf course
Trippin' on the Sandman's Stories
Trippin' on the Sandman's Stories
Trippin' on the Sandman's Stories
Trippin' on the Sandman's Stories
Track Name: The Things I Have Left
With slowing breath
Your last one weak
A crossword abandoned to kiss your cheek

The things I have left
A drill and a flag
A puzzle you made with your ink-stained hands

Sometimes I sense you
You're watching me still
You helped me like no one else ever will

Daddy I'm so so sorry
You thought we gave up on you
By relieving your pain and helping you through

Two angels calling to try to take you home
Please send them away for one more day

The things I have left
A shirt and a gauge
A photograph holding a fish at the lake

With slowing breath
Your last one weak
A crossword abandoned to kiss your cheek
Track Name: I Just Ate A Carrot
I just ate a carrot
Carrot
Do you want me to put some of the chutney on top because the chutney tastes good
the chutney tastes good
I just ate a carrot
She gave me the avocados because they're funky fruit
Funky fruit
Funky fruit
I just ate a carrot
I derive great pleasure from fried wantons
I derive great pleasure from fried wantons
I just ate a carrot x 5
Carrot
Women can multi-task, men can't
Women can multi-task
I just ate a carrot
Sometimes I go in there and they totally ignore me while they talk with their little asshole friends who wear these big glasses
Napkingate is hereby concluded
Napkingate is hereby concluded
I just ate a carrot x 5
I'm good at that
Do you want me to put some of the chutney on top because the chutney tastes good
I just ate a carrot
Yes, you did (Kevin speaks)