LYRICS

SCENES FROM THE COUNTY FAIR

SCENES FROM THE COUNTY FAIR

 

1.         AMERICA’S MY HOME

2.         AT THE COUNTY FAIR

3.         DEMOLITION MAN

4.         ELLIE’S BARBEQUE

5.         FIGHT TO SEE ANOTHER DAY

6.         FISHIN’ HOLE

7.         GRANDSTAND BREAKDOWN

8.         LOVE IS ALIVE

9.         MAMA’S MAD

10.       NEW MOUNTAIN SUNRISE

11.       ONE MORE TIME

12.       STAY WITH ME

13.       TEN MORE MILES TO E’TOWN

14.       THIS MUST BE LOVE

AMERICA’S MY HOME

© 1984 Rob Pulsifer

 

At a shop downtown, I spoke to a man

Who had built that shop with his own two hands

He said business was great, in fact it was grand

And when I asked him why

He reached out his hand; he said

 

America’s My Home

The home of rock and roll

Come on help me sing

Let freedom ring

America’s My Home

Ain’t no place else I wanna go

From sea to shining sea

There’s no place else for me

Whoa

 

At a place downtown, a crowd gathered ‘round

They were marching to and fro

Row by row, they were seemingly in the know

And they were letting their feelings show

I asked a young miss, “Why can they speak out like this?”

She said, “Son, can’t you see?

They’ve got minds and they’ve got rights;

They were born in the land of the free!”

 

America’s My Home

The home of rock and roll

Come on help me sing

Let freedom ring

America’s My Home

Ain’t no place else I wanna go

From sea to shining sea

There’s no place else for me

Whoa

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIENCE

 

On a TV in a department store

I stopped to watch a man from the movies of years before

From years before

He stood tall and spoke some words of strength

He jogged my imagination

He said to seek opportunity, all across the nation

As he finished his speech, he turned towards the door

He stopped, turned around and said one thing more

The greatest thing that I’m thankful for

America’s My Home

 

America’s My Home

The home of rock and roll

Come on help me sing

Let freedom ring

America’s My Home

Ain’t no place else I wanna go

From sea to shining sea

There’s no place else for me

Whoa

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AT THE COUNTY FAIR

© 2008 Rob Pulsifer

 

Beat-up sneakers, E’Town T-Shirt and my favorite blue jeans

When I picked up my baby, she says, “Boy, where have you been?”

I squeal my wheels down a country road

Baby screams at me, “Boy, just be bold!

Drop that hammer and blow this load!”

 

Gimme my ticket to ride

Me and my baby got to get inside

 

Me and my baby in love At The County Fair

Me and my baby in love At The County Fair

 

Strolling down the midway, flashing lights are something to see

“Betcha can’t hit me!”, the dunking man’s calling to me

Splash! Mr. Big Mouth – you’re taking a swim

Listen, everybody’s now laughing at him

But even Mr. Big Mouth is wearing a grin

 

Life’s a little sweeter tonight

Me and my baby; we’re feelin’ alright

 

Me and my baby in love At The County Fair

Me and my baby in love At The County Fair

 

Ferris wheel spins up so high

Boy and girl almost touch the sky

See that twinkle in a young girl’s eyes

Boy gets to steal a kiss

Ain’t nothing better than a love like this

 

Grandstand lights, they shine all over the seats

“Test 1-2”, shouts a stagehand, then he repeats

Lights go down, hush fills the air

Drenched in the darkness, people stop and stare

But nobody dares to sit down in their chair…

 

Guitars explode to the sky

Big time rock and roll revival tonight

 

Me and my baby in love At The County Fair

Me and my baby in love At The County Fair

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DEMOLITION MAN
© 2011Rob Pulsifer

 

Feel the heat a-risin’

There’s no compromising

As the gladiators take to the track

 

Popcorn boy is stumblin’

And engines co-mmence rumblin’

And the squeamish know there’s no turnin’ back

 

Hometown crowd is wavin’

Every gas pedal’s cravin’                       

For a boot to smash it down through the floor

 

Count Down’s clickin’

And 3-2-1 it’s a-tickin’

As exhaust pipes savagely roar!

 

SMASH!

SMASH!

SMASH!

Demolition Man

 

SMASH!

SMASH!

SMASH!

I’m a gas-guzzlin’, mud-crusted, mean ol’

Demolition Man

 

Round One is over

Glance over my shoulder

See the losers getting loaded for scrap

 

Survived through the first heat

My chariot’s a bit beat

Need some minor fixes to bridge the gap

 

Sledge Hammer on my fender

Just a little un-bender

And some busted pieces just thrown away

 

It’s time for the feature

I’m a fume-breathin’ creature

I know nothing can stand in my way!

 

SMASH!

SMASH!

SMASH!

Demolition Man

 

SMASH!

SMASH!

SMASH!

I’m a gas-guzzlin’, mud-crusted, mean ol’

Demolition Man

 

My heart starts a-racin’

This BOZO I been chasin’

Just got jacked right into the wall

 

Action’s hot and heavy

And this big mean Chevy’s

Blowin’ smoke - and lookin’ to brawl

 

Faster and faster;

Find another car to plaster

Smashing anything that gets in my way

 

Now it’s down to me and him

Just some guy named “Slim”

One more hit, I’ll carry the day!

 

Awww yeah!

What do you guys want tonight?

 

We ain’t foolin’ around

Yeah, it’s gonna get hot in here

 

And nasty

And mean and loud

 

There’s a big, bad heavy metal show tonight

Just you wait and see!

 

SMASH!

SMASH!

SMASH!

Demolition Man

 

SMASH!

SMASH!

SMASH!

I’m a gas-guzzlin’, mud-crusted, mean ol’

Demolition Man

 

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ELLIE’S BARBECUE

© 2009 Rob Pulsifer

 

Follow the midway

As far as it goes

Heavenly aroma

Just follow your nose

 

Make’s life worth livin’

So much to satisfy you

Smokin’ hot love on the grill

At Ellie’s Barbecue

 

Plate size of Texas

Piled high with pork

So sweet and tender

You don’t need no fork

 

Make’s life worth livin’

So much to satisfy you

Smokin’ hot love on the grill

At Ellie’s Barbecue

 

Two sides of cornbread

One side of slaw

Pour me a cold one

And I’ll down it all

 

Make’s life worth livin’

So much to satisfy you

Smokin’ hot love on the grill

At Ellie’s Barbecue

 

Sausage and peppers

Briskets and ribs

Sweet sticky fingers

And sauce-covered bibs

 

Make’s life worth livin’

So much to satisfy you

Smokin’ hot love on the grill

At Ellie’s Barbecue

 

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FIGHT TO SEE ANOTHER DAY

© 2009 Rob Pulsifer

 

Tests don’t lie

A medical catastrophe grows deep inside of me

Doc says I

Face an uphill battle, don’t know what will come of me

 

I’m still a fighter, I’ll stand my ground

On with the battle, I won’t back down

 

I… I… I…

Am feeling so much stronger

I… I… I …

Hold my head up higher

I… I… I…

Hear my heart beat louder

Nothing can stand in my way

I’m still alive, and I’ll fight to see another day

 

Wondering why

I’m one in a million; the odds just caught up with me

Why can’t I

Avoid the antidotal potion flowing through my veins

 

I’m still a fighter, I’ll stand my ground

On with the battle, I won’t back down

 

I… I… I…

Am feeling so much stronger

I… I… I …

Hold my head up higher

I… I… I…

Hear my heart beat louder

Nothing can stand in my way

I’m still alive, and I’ll fight to see another day

 

Setbacks can’t derail me

I come from a formidable breed

Got family all around me

Supplying all the strength that I need

 

I… I… I…

Am feeling so much stronger

I… I… I …

Hold my head up higher

I… I… I…

Hear my heart beat louder

Nothing can stand in my way

I’m still alive, and I’ll fight to see another day

 

REPEAT

 

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FISHING HOLE

© 2006 Rob Pulsifer

 

Got up early and I worked all day

Heard everything that the bosses say

Got the feeling I should get away

Know just how I’m gonna end my day

 

It’s over now; think I’ll just let go

No time for whining or for feeling low

Sun is shining and a warm wind blows

I’m headin’ down to the Fishing Hole.

 

Headin’ down to the Fishing Hole

That’s the place I really wanna go

Got my Daddy’s old fishin’ pole

Headin’ down to the Fishing Hole

 

Headin’down to the Fishing Hole

Launch my boat and I’ll row and row

Ain’t got no time for feelin’ low

Headin’down to the Fishing Hole

 

Sky is clear and the sun is bright

Hey lookie here, I think I got a bite!

She’s a beauty; think I’ll let ‘er go

Back to the water of the Fishing Hole

 

Grandpa, Daddy, me and my son

Water’s callin’ each and every one

Time marches on but we can’t let go

The joy of hangin’ at the Fishing Hole

 

Headin’ down to the Fishing Hole

That’s the place I really wanna go

Got my Daddy’s old fishin’ pole

Headin’ down to the Fishing Hole

 

Headin’down to the Fishing Hole

Launch my boat and I’ll row and row

Ain’t got no time for feelin’ low

Headin’down to the Fishing Hole

 

The world is going crazy

There’s so much on your mind

The daily grind just grabs you

And it’s stealin’ all your time

You long for simple pleasures

Like the times when you were small

Stringin’ up your dreams

Below the waterfall

 

Sun is dippin’ and the water’s bright

Crickets chirpin’ at the edge of the night

Life’s a wonder and I’m feelin’ right

Lookie here, I think I got a bite

Moon is risin’ and it’s time to go

Pack it up now; I’ll be headin’ home

Tomorrow night I’ll be back to roam

The humble shores of the Fishing Hole

 

Headin’ down to the Fishing Hole

That’s the place I really wanna go

Got my Daddy’s old fishin’ pole

Headin’ down to the Fishing Hole

 

Headin’down to the Fishing Hole

Launch my boat and I’ll row and row

Ain’t got no time for feelin’ low

Headin’down to the Fishing Hole

 

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GRANDSTAND BREAKDOWN

© 2008 Rob Pulsifer 

 

INSTRUMENTAL in A

 

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LOVE IS ALIVE

© 2010 Rob Pulsifer

 

What happened to all the fun songs?

What happened to all the love songs?

What happened to the joy of singing out loud?

 

What happened to the beating of a heart?

In 4/4 time with a quick start?

What happened to all the songs that made you fall in love?

What happened to love?

 

Stand Proud!

Sing out loud!

Dance with me now!

 

We’ll show the world that Love, Love, Love!

Love is Alive!

 

What happened to our favorite DJ?

Who played all the songs we wanted him to play?

And once in a while - a tune - he found on his own?

 

What happened to rockin’ rollin’ all night?

Stayin’ out late to greet the morning light?

Dancing under stars with your baby?

And feelin’ all right?

Feelin’ all right?

 

Stand Proud!

Sing out loud!

Dance with me now!

 

We’ll show the world that Love, Love, Love!

Love is Alive!

 

Some people need to complain

Some people, they always feel blue

Some hold the world in disdain

Some say things that just ain’t true

 

But we’ll wear a smile on our face

And we’ll wear our dancing shoes

‘Cause we know that Love Is Alive

In all the hearts of all the me’s and you’s!

 

Stand Proud!

Sing out loud!

Dance with me now!

 

We’ll show the world that Love, Love, Love!

Love is Alive!

 

Love is Alive!

Love is Alive!

Love is Alive!

 

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MAMA’S MAD

© 2010 Rob Pulsifer

 

Mama’s Mad

She’s really, really mad

I am eight and you are ten

And Mama don’t know where we been!

 

Mama’s Mad

She’s really, really mad

She’s looking for us everywhere

And now she’ pulling out her hair!

 

We didn’t try to sneak away

We kinda just got lost

But now she’ll surely ground us

That’s what it’s gonna cost!

 

Mama’s Mad

She’s really, really mad

Did I just hear her calling you?

She might be screaming my name too!

 

Mama’s Mad

She’s really, really mad

When Mama gets a hold of us

She’s gonna scream and maybe cuss!

 

She took us to the county fair

She tried to keep us near

But when we passed the petting zoo

The monkeys made us veer!

 

 

Two young boys at the fair one day

Got a bit distracted at the monkey display

All the monkey antics and all the monkey chatter

Made the boys laugh as if nothing was the matter

But when they looked around

And Mama can’t be found

Then they realized that

Maybe they were lost…

 

Oooooooooh

I think we must be lost.

Oooooooooh

I think we must be lost.

Oooooooooh

I think we must be lost.

Oooooooooh

I think we must be lost.

 

Mama’s Glad

She’s really, really glad

She scooped us up like little bugs

And smothered both of us with hugs!

 

Mama’s Glad

She’s really, really glad

She’s happy that her boys are fine

But now she’s gonna draw the line, Whoa!

 

 

Mama’s Glad

She’s really, really glad

Mama’s Glad

She’s really, really glad

Mama’s Glad

She’s really, really glad

Mama’s Glad

She’s really, really glad

 

Ahh, ahh, ahh, ahh…

Ahh, ahh, ahh, ahh…

Ahh, ahh, ahh, ahh…

Ahh, ahh, ahh, ahh…

 

Hey!

 

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NEW MOUNTAIN SUNRISE

© 2012 Rob Pulsifer

 

Brazen lies dispensed so coldly

That cheating heart just ran free

There’s just no use in waiting

When the hope for love is fading

 

When the crying time is over

Find the strength just to know it’s over

Then you’ll get a glimpse

Of the mountain sunshine again

 

New mountain sunrise dawns today

Deep nighttime darkness rolls away

Living life uphill

Can’t break my will

New mountain sunrise dawns today

 

Tryin’ times will make you wonder

Can you make it through the rain and thunder

Big black clouds that fill your sky

Make you cry and make you wonder why

 

Embrace the day; it’s a new tomorrow

Just let go of the pain and sorrow

Then you’ll get a glimpse

Of the mountain sunshine again

 

New mountain sunrise dawns today

Deep nighttime darkness rolls away

Living life uphill

Can’t break my will

New mountain sunrise dawns today

 

New mountain sunrise dawns today

New mountain sunrise dawns today

New mountain sunrise dawns today

New mountain sunrise dawns today

 

New mountain sunrise dawns today

Deep nighttime darkness rolls away

Living life uphill

Can’t break my will

New mountain sunrise dawns today

 

REPEAT

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ONE MORE TIME

© 2014 Rob Pulsifer

 

One More Time

I’ll come home - one more time

But if you hurt me,

Leave me sad, or feelin’ blue

 

I swear, I’ll leave this time

This time the last, last time

Then you can lie,

Lie to someone new

 

From the beginning

You ain’t been true

Your wandering eyes

Kept me from trusting you

 

Somehow you made me

Believe all your lies

Each time I’d fall for

That twinkle in your eyes

 

Then I’d wake up crying

In the middle of the night

Wondering why you hurt me so

Why can’t you treat me right?

 

One More Time

I’ll come home - one more time

But if you hurt me,

Leave me sad, or feelin’ blue

 

I swear, I’ll leave this time

This time the last, last time

Then you can lie,

Lie to someone new

 

Time and again

Suspicions rise

Unfaithful glances

Betray dissembling eyes

 

Stories with loose ends

Phone calls denied

Unexplained late nights

What else you got to hide?

 

No more waking crying

In the middle of the night

No more will you do me wrong

Last chance to treat me right!

 

One More Time

I’ll come home - one more time

But if you hurt me,

Leave me sad, or feelin’ blue

 

I swear, I’ll leave this time

This time the last, last time

Then you can lie,

Lie to someone new

 

This time’s the last time

Even the score

Make some big changes or

I’m walking out that door!

 

One More Time

I’ll come home - one more time

But if you hurt me,

Leave me sad, or feelin’ blue

 

I swear, I’ll leave this time

This time the last, last time

Then you can lie,

Lie to someone new

 

REPEAT

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STAY WITH ME

© 1989 Rob Pulsifer

 

I see your face in the morning

Sunlight beams through your hair

I see your face in the evening

Moonlight let’s me know you’re still there

 

From morning to nighttime

You’ll be by my side

You’ll be there the rest of my days

 

Stay with me forever

Come walk with me side by side

Through warm summer days

And through cold winter grays

You’ll be there the rest of my days

 

Dawn breaks over the horizon

Each day brings a brand-new surprise

I hope to wake every morning

And with you greet each new sunrise

 

Sometimes it’s so hard

To say what we feel

But I know that our love is real

 

Stay with me forever

Come walk with me side by side

Through warm summer days

And through cold winter grays

You’ll be there the rest of my days

 

When I’m bruised and battered 

My whole world is shattered

You always know what to say

 

When the world is uncertain

Well you draw the curtain

And you make the world go away

 

Stay with me forever

Come walk with me side by side

Through warm summer days

And through cold winter grays

You’ll be there the rest of my days

 

Stay with me forever

Come walk with me side by side

Through warm summer days

And through cold winter grays

You’ll be there the rest of my days

 

Through warm summer days

And through cold winter grays

You’ll be there the rest of my days

 

Stay with me forever

 

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TEN MORE MILES UNTIL E’TOWN

© 2011 Rob Pulsifer

 

Ten more miles until E’Town

Tears in the headlights glare

Ten more miles until E’Town

Wishin’ I was already there

 

Hand in hand at the playground

I walked ya home from school

We were young and so hungry

We loved to laugh like fools

 

Graduations came quickly

I headed off to war

You left for college in Jersey

Just like that, we’re no more

 

Ten more miles until E’Town

Tears in the headlights glare

Ten more miles until E’Town

Wishin’ I was already there

 

Regrets pile high as our lives go by

Love slips away in the wink of an eye

But sometimes fate serves up another try

Reach out while you can

 

Got a message last evening

She saw my name online

Called my Mom for my number

Asked could she me ring sometime

 

Hands trembled so gently

As I dialed up her line

She said since high school she’d dreamed of me

Could I come home and make up lost time

 

Ten more miles until E’Town

Tears in the headlights glare

Ten more miles until E’Town

Wishin’ I was already there

 

REPEAT

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THIS MUST BE LOVE

©2008 Rob Pulsifer

 

Just once in a lifetime

A love comes along

So hopeful, so cheerful, so true

 

No one can know just when lightning will strike

Just hope that lightning strikes you

 

Whoa, this must be love

This must be love

This must be love, must be love

 

This must be love

This must be love

This must be love, must be love

 

My baby took me

To the County Fair

On a hot, steamy summer night

 

She led me away to the Tunnel of Love and Whoa!

My baby’s all right!

 

Whoa, this must be love

This must be love

This must be love, must be love

 

This must be love

This must be love

This must be love, must be love

 

I learned just what love is for

The day that I met you

 

I know I can find a way

To show my love is true

 

I found a ring

In a Cracker Jack box

I turned and I gave it to you

 

It’s forty years later and I still can say

That one prize gave me back two

 

Whoa, this must be love

This must be love

This must be love, must be love

 

This must be love

This must be love

This must be love, must be love

 

REPEAT