Waywardness and Inspiration

by Albin Zak

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released July 1, 2009

Cover art by Susan Togut
Written, arranged, and recorded by Albin Zak
Mastered by Daniel Worley at Good Noise Studio

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Track Name: The Timing Was Good
The Timing Was Good

I’m not much at giving in
I’m married to my sin
No matter where I go
It’s the only thing
That I really know
So don’t remind me
Where I’m supposed to be
I have no intention
That I can let you see

Wash it away
Whatever it was
That we did today
And don’t be so precious
We’ll do it all again
We’ll do it all again
If the mood is right
And if we ever meet again
At such a dizzy height

There…
It’s over now
It was just a passing cloud
But the timing was good
The timing was good
Track Name: Nothing Better Here
Nothing Better Here

Sipping soup as birds fly by
Colonial girl catches my eye
Counting ways
And passing days

In air yet to know a freeze
In margins and parentheses
High above a purple dawn
Sleeping easy

Gather beauty in your grasp
Feel it fade just as you pass
Make the trade without a thought
There’s nothing better here
Nothing better here

With nothing to get hung about
And only breathing in and out
May all these flying things
Never touch the ground
Inside your smiling gaze
I never touch the ground

Gather beauty in your grasp
Feel it fade just as you pass
Make the trade without a thought
There’s nothing better here
Nothing better here
Track Name: Along the Way
Along the Way

Things get complicated
I don’t know why
They just do
When I’m with you

Do you think we could chase
These clouds away
And hope for a brighter day
What do you say?
What do you say?

Our two hearts are helpless
Lost and forgetful along the way
Along the way
Our two hearts are helpless
Helpless...

Come on, work with me now
Come on be a pal
Be my gal

When you shake off the rust
Through the dust I see
You and me, we stumble ahead
We stumble ahead
We stumble ahead

Our two hearts are helpless
Lost and forgetful
Our two hearts are helpless
Lost and forgetful along the way
Along the way
Along the way
Along the way...
Track Name: In the Heat of the Day
In the Heat of the Day

In the heat of the day
You make your way
Underneath the burning sun

You see the earth without her skin
You feel it coming on again
Is it a sin you wonder
To want so much

You answer no one
You know nothing is as it seems
You turn away
In the heat of the day

It’s a smoking gun
It’s a magic trick
It’s a turn of phrase
It’s a nervous tic
It makes me sick
This dreaming of you now

The stars align
And shower sparks
That fall away
And split the dark
While we sway
To a tune we’ve heard before

You answer no one
You know nothing is as it seems
You turn away
In the heat of the day

Waywardness and inspiration mingle in your veins
At such a speed who on earth would notice
What is only plain

You answer no one
You know nothing is as it seems
You turn away
In the heat of the day
Track Name: So Far Away
So Far Away

I’m trying to get there
But you’re so far away
You’re so far away
I’m trying to get there
But you’re so far away
You’re so far away
You’re so far away

I think about you
And I dream that you’re here
I dream that you’re here
I think about you
And I dream that you’re here
I dream you’re here

There’s a place we can go
Where breezes blow
And oceans surround us

And I want to tell you
But my words fly away
They fly away
There’s a place we can go
But my words fly away
And you’re so far away
You’re so far away
Track Name: Fascination
Fascination

It was an accident of geography
Finding you here on this river of stone
With your scraps of wood
And your bits of bone
And all your wishes unknown

I’m watching every move
With fascination
Looking out on you
From my imagination

Needing nothing
Knowing everything must change
And what’s familiar
Must become strange
I would not know
How long to stay
Steal a passing glance
Or the whole day

I’m watching every move
With fascination
Looking out on you
From my imagination

You live to tell
You tell it so well
Once again
Your never ending story
The people you know
The places you go
Only the innocence
Is real

I’m watching every move
With fascination
Looking out on you
Looking out on you
Watching every move
With fascination
Looking out on you
From my imagination
Track Name: Everywhere I Turn
Everywhere I Turn

You are everywhere
Everywhere I turn
And you are everywhere
Everywhere I turn

You're on the road
You're on the beach
Just up ahead
Just out of reach

You are everywhere
Everywhere I turn
And you are everywhere
Everywhere I turn

You're in the light
You're in my coat
You're in a song that I wrote
You're in the air
That I breathe
And you are in this place
That I leave

You are everywhere
Everywhere I turn
And you are everywhere
Everywhere I turn
Everywhere I turn
Track Name: Without You
Without You

I don’t know how long
I can go on
Without you
And I don’t know where I belong
Or what I will do
Without you

I don’t know
I don’t know
Without you
I just don’t know

It was a time to remember
It was a time
I’d soon as forget
It was a time
In September
It’s living with me yet

I don’t know
I don’t know
Without you
I just don’t know

Here comes the sun
There’s a brand new day
On the way without you
But I don’t know
If I can stay
Here alone without you

I don’t know
I don’t know
Without you
I just don’t know
Track Name: Falling for You Now
Falling For You Now

I am blinded by the sight of you
And all these things you say and do
Put me once again
Upon my knees
I feel something irresistible calling
I may be flying
I may be falling
That’s right baby
I’m falling for you now

I’m waiting for the heavens
To open up their arms
And cleanse me from this sweetness
And pain
Still I might feel this way forever
In every single kind of weather
That’s right baby
I believe I’m falling for you now

There’s nowhere to run to
There’s no place to hide
Nothing to be done at all
No power to resist
With your mind or with your fist
When your oh so lonesome heart
Takes a fall

I am blinded by the sight of you
And all these things you say and do
Put me once again
Upon my knees
I feel something irresistible calling
I may be flying
I may be falling
That’s right baby
I think I’m falling for you now
Falling for you now....
Track Name: How Deep They Run
How Deep They Run

What is standing between us now
It has stood there all along
Over time it has grown
And now it’s strong, so strong
And so it comes
That you cannot recognize
This look that you’ve seen a thousand times
In your lover’s eyes

These secrets that we keep
How deep they run
How deep they run

We were walking side by side
And all alone
Hand in hand
As if we did not know
The sky is full of rain
I guess we just let it fall
Because this wound was never meant to heal
That was not its purpose at all

These secrets that we keep
How deep they run
How deep they run

What the reason is I don’t want to know
I don’t want to understand
I want to be baffled I want to be dazzled
I want to fly high above the land
I want to be a lunatic and dance with no one special
I want to march with strangers on parade
And I will always love you babe
Here I go now, here I go now

These secrets that we keep
How deep they run
How deep they run