Redo From Start

by Some Desperate Glory

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Recorded at Some Desperate Studio, San Francisco, California.


released January 16, 2012



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Track Name: California, I Love You
I was out of work and defeated
Like the Prodigal Son I returned
With a warm embrace you welcomed me

Bandaged me up and licked my wounds
Didn't have to explain it all
Life starts again when you are free

When I needed a friend
You sent me one
When I needed some cash
You lent me some

Open to all
Stranger to none
I will not forget
What you've helped me become

California, I love you
From the bottom of my broken heart
California, I love you
From the marrow of my broken bones

The sunshine it warms my face
The wind it knows my name
I am home

This city I live in
Is a work of art
I am so proud
To play my part
Track Name: Transbay Tube
I'm not on the surface
But I'm not underground
Encased in concrete
With a deafening sound

I'd like to talk
But I can't answer the phone
Surrounded by people
I feel so alone

Between you and me
The Transbay Tube
First I must get through
The Transbay Tube

5 atmospheres of pressure
Outside it's pitch black
But I don't worry
I just sit back

It could be night
It could be day
I will wait here
And let the iPod play
Track Name: I Don't Need an iPhone
I don’t need to know
How much Prince is paid
I don’t need to know

I don’t need to know
How many hundreds Sachin made
I don’t need to know

I don’t need to know
The lifespan of a big cat
I don’t need to know

I just need to know
That my baby cares
Can’t use an iPhone for that

I don’t need an iPhone
To tell me what I need to know (where I need to go)
I don’t need an iPhone

I don’t need to know
How fast the glaciers melt
I don’t need to know

But when she looks at me
Her face lit up so bright
Everything will be alright
Track Name: Palo Alto
Pointed the car north
From Palo Alto
Don’t like driving
Past SFO

Pointed the car north
From Palo Alto
Don’t like reminding
Of when my baby had to go

We will take this world on
We will stand as one
I will be the bullets
If you will be the gun

Got off the freeway
On Octavia
Not much parking
In the Lower Haight

Driving up and down
Shouldn't have driven
Here so late
Track Name: Somebody
I want somebody to share
Share the rest of my life
Share my innermost thoughts
Know my intimate details

Someone who'll stand by my side
And give me support
And in return
She'll get my support

She will listen to me
When I want to speak
About the world we live in
And life in general

Though my views may be wrong
They may even be perverted
She'll hear me out
And won't easily be converted

To my way of thinking
In fact she'll often disagree
But at the end of it all
She will understand me

I want somebody who cares
For me passionately
With every thought
With every breath

Someone who'll help me see things
In a different light
All the things I detest
I will almost like

I don't want to be tied
To anyone's strings
I'm carefully trying to steer clear of
Those things

But when I'm asleep
I want somebody
Who will put their arms around me
And kiss me tenderly

Though things like this
Make me sick
In a case like this
I'll get away with it

And in a place like this
I’ll get away with it
Track Name: My Years in LA
I’m not really sure
What you expect me to say
When you ask
About my years in LA

I used to see beauty
Where others saw decay
That’s one thing I recall
About my years in LA

Sometimes you feel
That there is no way out
But there’s always a way
I don’t have any doubt (of that I have no doubt)

Like sliding into quicksand
Not being able to get away
That’s what I remember
About my years in LA

But my heart survived
To beat another day
That’s what happened
During my years in LA
Track Name: It's OK to be Broken
I used to feel
I should put on a brave face
Pretend that this is normal
Pretend I’m in my place

But how can normal
Feel so wrong?
How can years pass so quickly
Yet each day seem so long?

It was a turning point in my life
I looked at the world with new eyes
It’s OK
It’s OK to be broken

I surrendered to the hurt
I stopped trying to be OK
I can’t make the pain hurt any less
But tomorrow’s another day
Track Name: The Only Way Out is Through
Life is like the seasons
Sometimes it works, sometimes it’s wrong
And you’re never quite sure
Which side you’re on

You know my heart
is on fire for you
You know
The only way out is through

Take my hand
And I’ll comfort you
You know
The only way out is through

When that unseen force is pushing you
That’s when the only way out is through
When you don’t know what to do
That’s when the only way out is through

Heaven is
Wherever I happen to be
As long as
You’re with me
Track Name: See What I See
Time is such a strange thing
Always so much and there's none at all
Life is such a strange thing
You feel so alone when you have it all

Do you see what I see?
Tell me are you voiceful of grief or glee?
Do you feel what I feel?
Do you have the strength you need to heal?

I just ask these questions
I don't expect them to light my path
You just need some direction
Or else you'll never make it back
Track Name: Slipping Away
Sometimes I wish
That I could stop time
That what I have now
Will always be mine

But I know
Time marches on
Today there is sun
Tomorrow it’s gone

You're slowing drifting
You're sailing in the sea
You're slowly
Slowly leaving me

You're slipping away
A little further every day
You're slipping away
And I don't even have a say
Track Name: My California Girl
My girl is faster than you
My girl will bike farther than you
When she starts something
She will see it through

My girl is smart
My girl is strong
If she sees you frowning
She will ask you what’s wrong

How could I possibly
Respect someone more?
My California Girl
She’s the one I adore

My girl cares so much
She is so sincere
My California Girl
I hope she likes it here