I’m Your Daddy Lyrics

 I’m Your Daddy © 2005

number one man © chris gerolmo       october 6, 2003

i wanna be your best guitar
i wanna be your favorite car
i wanna be your tightest dress
i wanna be your yes yes yes
i wanna rise as high as i can
i wanna be your number one man
your number one man
i wanna be your home-town team
i wanna be your fondest dream
i wanna be your victory song
i wanna be your thinnest thong
i wanna rise as high as i can
i wanna be your number one man
your number one man
i have to i’ll take number two
i’ll do what-all you make me do
i wanna be your wildest ride
i wanna keep you satisfied
i wanna be your late-night host
i wanna touch your innermost…aagh!
i wanna rise as high as I can
i wanna be your number one man
your number one man
your number one man  

THE GARDEN OF LOVE © Chris Gerolmo           March 3, 2001

I got a lover 
I love no other
She says she’s just using me
She says I’m lovely
But she doesn’t love me
My feeling is let’s wait and see
I got a woman
Just wants me to come in and
Service her bodily needs
I tell her I’m lucky
Just to have her to…kiss me
But I’m secretly planting the seeds
I believe one day she’ll wake up
‘Neath trees that tower above
Every flowering plant in creation
Here in the garden of love
In the garden of love
She doesn’t yet know
How quietly love grows
In spite of your every defense
I’m here with my love hose
Coaxing up love’s rose
Through the tiny crack in her cement
I believe one day she’ll wake up
‘Neath trees that tower above
Every flowering plant in creation
Here in the garden of love
In the garden of love
In the garden of love
In the garden of love
In the garden of love

SOMETHING SMELLS GOOD © Chris Gerolmo            June 13, 2002

Capo at 3rd Fret

Effective key Gm

Something smells good but it ain’t in the kitchen Em
Something smells good but it’s not in the pot
Something smells good it’s got my nose itchin’
Something smells good I think I like it a lot
Something smells good like a woman in bloom D
Show me the source of this wild perfume A
Something smells good & you don’t have to hide it Em
Something smells good girl you should be proud
A bee smell a rose he wanna climb up inside it
One whiff of you, you got me crying out loud
Something smells good like a woman in bloom D
Show me the source of this wild perfume A
Em
Something smells good like a woman in bloom D
Show me the source of this wild perfume A
Em
BRIDGE G A
Baby I’m just one step removed from the zoo
I’ll trade in my cage and my keeper for you
INSTRUMENTAL SECTION Em
Something smells good & now it’s under the covers Em
Something smells good & now it’s here in my hand
Something smells good & now I’m lucky we’re lovers
I can smell you from here like a sailor smells land
Something smells good like a woman in bloom D
Show me the source of this wild perfume A
Em
Something smells good and it’s driving me wild D
Half-woman, half-wolf and all monkey-child! A
Em
Something smells good it’s right under my nose D
On a mountain of night soil, one ragged rose! A
Em

I’M YOUR DADDY © Chris Gerolmo          July 30, 2003

 
G Blues
 
 I’m your daddy and I’m tired too
I fight with monsters all day just like you
Sometimes the monsters win. Sometimes the good guys lose
I’m your daddy and I’m crying too
I don’t get it any more than you
But come the morning, son, we’ll take ‘em on anew
GUITAR BREAK
I’m your daddy and I’m sleeping too
I sleep the sleep of fathers, lovers and fools
Hopes aglitter in the fields of my dreams like jewel 
I’m your daddy and I’m dreaming too
Behind the old I sometimes think I see the new
And I see joy for all the little boys like you

IT’S A LONG WAY DOWN © Chris Gerolmo            September 14, 2001
 
It’s a long way down G D/F# Em7
From the highest floors G D/F# Em7
As your colleagues tumble G D/F# Em7
With their desks and drawers G D/F# Em7
And the ceilings crumble G D/F# Em7
And the I-beams bend G D/F# Em7
And the mighty are humbled G D/F# Em7
And the known world ends G D/F# Em7
It’s a long way down G D/F# Em7\\
It’s a long way down G D/F# Em7
It’s a long way down G D/F# Em7
When you’ve said goodbye G D/F# Em7
And you storm the cabin G D/F# Em7
And you know you’ll die G D/F# Em7
And they cut your face G D/F# Em7
And there’s blood like rain G D/F# Em7
And a rocky field G D/F# Em7
Awaits the screaming plane G D/F# Em7
It’s a long way down G D/F# Em7
It’s a long way down G D/F# Em7
It’s a long way down C G/B Am7
In this world of pain C G/B Am7
You think you’ve hit the ground C G/B Am7
You better think again C G/B Am7
It’s a long way down G D/F# Em7
It’s a long way down G D/F# Em7
It’s a long way down G D/F# Em7
And we’re only here G D/F# Em7
There’s more to bear G D/F# Em7
And worse to fear G D/F# Em7
It’s a long way down G D/F# Em7
That’s nothing new G D/F# Em7
If I have to fall G D/F# Em7
I wanna fall with you G D/F# Em7
But it’s a long way down G D/F# Em7
It’s a long way down G D/F# Em7
It’s a long way down G D/F# Em7
It’s a long way down G D/F# Em7
It’s a long way down G D/F# Em7
It’s a long way down G D/F# Em7

THIS OLD HOUSE © Chris Gerolmo                        April 3, 2003

Tune down 1 whole step

Key of Bb

My faucets leak C
My drains are clogged G
My shower’s weak C
My window’s fogged G
Would you move in this house with me? F C
Would you move in this house with me? F C
My garden’s dry C
My basement’s damp G
My taxes high C
My closets cramped G
Would you move in this house with me? F C
Would you move in this house with me? F C
This old house needs everything Am F
If you moved in the walls would sing Am G
CELLO SOLO CGCG FCFC 2X
The walls would sing C
The floors would dance G
The roof take wing C
The stairwell prance G
If you moved in this house with me F C
If you moved in this house with me F C
You’re everything this old house needs F C G

Everybody Knows © chris gerolmo         october 21, 2004
 
everybody knows that i’m a loser
everybody knows that i’m a child
everybody knows that she’s an angel
sent to earth to drive me wild
everybody knows i’m from the gutter
everybody knows she’s from the sky
everybody knows i just got lucky
nobody knows exactly why
everybody knows he just got lucky
nobody knows exactly why
(eat your heart out boys)
when we walk in the door
i always get the eye
folks think natural selection
must’a finally gone awry
i’m a no-count junkie corner-boy
who by all rights should’a died
i’m a mumbling stumbling homeless man
with a princess by his side
everybody knows i just got lucky
nobody knows exactly why
everybody knows he just got lucky
nobody knows exactly why
(watch me dance)
everybody wants to know my secret
how’d that hunchback get the girl?
when’d this monkey learn to walk upright?
how’s a crab produce a pearl?
(i’m not talking )
everybody knows that i’m a loser
everybody knows i’m just a child
everybody knows that she’s my angel
sent to earth to drive me wild
when she walks in they rise up on their toes
when she turns and kisses me they roll their eyes
everybody knows i just got lucky
nobody knows exactly why
everybody knows he just got lucky
nobody knows exactly why
everybody knows he just got lucky
nobody knows exactly why
(if I did I still wouldn’t tell you )

ACROSS THIS BLOODY RIVER © Chris Gerolmo            April 27, 2001  

They been draggin’ the swamps in this part of the state of Mississippi since one dark Tuesday late last May
They drug up some dead trees and some rusty gates and at least one worn-out ol’ whitewall tire just about every day
They drug up a Buick was still full’a moonshine an’ a whole damn outhouse must’a been lost in some ol’ hurricane
And they drug up 14 dead young black boys, looked like they must’a died in pain
They sent us wives to tell their mothers
Just how and where their babies died
But when they swore they’d find the killers
I do believe they lied
To these poor folks, we quoted scripture
We prayed about that lonesome ride
Across this wide and bloody river
To the other side
When we’d done talked to all those mothers, they set the body bags aside
They didn’t get no national press at all, so I guess they figured they could let it slide
My husband didn’t investigate nothing. We never said two words about it more
And when those TV cameras left town, life went back to pretty much what it was before
But honey, do you dare to face her?
Can you look her in the eyes?
When it’s time to take your place there
On the other side?
It takes work to not be bitter
Every marriage has its lies
But this one drug my heart out
This one took my pride
When I’ve given all I have to give
And it’s time to take that ride
I wanna be free to cross that river
And not be draggin’ these ol’ lies against the tide
But I’m afraid I’ll never get there
Afraid this swamp is still too wide
Afraid we’ll never cross this river
Afraid that part of each of has died
Come on. Let’s cross this bloody river
To the other side
Help me cross this bloody river
To the other side

THIS IS HOW WE DIE © Chris Gerolmo             May 4, 2005

A bullet flies E
Your chest goes cold A
The pain begins E
It’s even worse than you been told B A
The battle fades E
The bloodstain grows A
Last flower you’ll ever see E
Is this lonely crimson rose B A

You come to in a garden B
And you’re surprised to find your mother there A
Well this is how we die E
Take a bullet in the chest A
Whether we’re the worst of men E
Or whether we’re the best B E
Your desperate heart E
Keeps trying to pound A
The shrieking in your head E
Is more than any mortal sound B A
And then it fades E
You see the light A
But it’s just your failing eyes E
As you pass into the night B A
You come to in a garden B
And you’re surprised to find your mother there A
Well this is how we die E
Take a bullet in the chest A
Whether we’re the worst of men E
Or whether we’re the best B A
This is how we die E
This is how it ends A
For all our enemies E
And for all our dying friends B A
This is how we die

SURROUNDED BY ANGELS © Chris Gerolmo                           April 30, 2005

Tune Down 1 Whole Step
Key of Bb
I’m surrounded by angels C F
They breathe on my face C G
They watch while I’m sleeping C F
Stand guard in my place C G
I’m surrounded by angels C F
They put dreams in my eyes C G
I wake up repeating their C F
Generous lies C G
They make my wife take my hand F G
When it’s so dark I can’t see C (B) Am
They whisper this tune I forgot F G
And it comes back to me C
I’m surrounded by angels C F
Who call out my name C G
They watch while my kids C F
Cross the street in the rain C G
They stand by while my wife’s C F
At the doctor’s again C G
Man they’ll be hovering here C F
When it all comes to an end C G
They make my wife take my hand F G
When it’s so dark I can’t see C (B) Am
They whisper this tune in my ear F G
And it comes back to me C
I’m surrounded by angels C F
They breathe on my face C G
They murmur this prayer of C F
Acceptance and grace C G
I’m surrounded by angels C F
They put dreams in my eyes C G
I’m surrounded by angels C F
And I don’t know why C G
REPEAT AD INFINITUM

IT’S EVERYWHERE © Chris Gerolmo            February 11, 2002

One day the sky will say your name A F#m
One day the sea will ask you in C#m D
One day the trees will want your hair A F#m
One day the breeze will take your skin C#m D
One day the clouds will claim your eyes A
One day the rain will need your tears F#m
One day the streams will wash away your lies C#m
And the wind will blow away your fears D
And in every moon we’ll see your face E D
And at every dawn we’ll know you found your place E D
And yes it’s everywhere A F#m
I don’t believe love ever dies C#m D
It’s everywhere A F#m
In my own child I see your eyes C#m D
I’ll see you everywhere A F#m C#m D
BREAK E D E D E D A F#m C#m D
One day the wind will come for me A F#m
One day the sky will take my hand C#m D
One day the fields will wear my hair A F#m
And I’ll dissolve into the sand C#m D
One day the clouds will claim my eyes A
One day the rain will need my tears F#m
One day the streams will wash away my lies C#m
And the wind will blow away my fears D
And in every moon you’ll see my face E D
And at every dawn you’ll know I found my place E D
And yes, it’s everywhere A F#m
I don’t believe love ever dies C#m D
It’s everywhere A F#m
We needn’t waste time on goodbyes C#m D
I’ll see you everywhere A F#m
In my own child I see your eyes C#m D
I’ll see you everywhere A F#m C#m D
I’ll see you everywhere A F#m C#m D

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