Permanent Friday Night

by Krister Axel

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1.
Ordinary (free) 04:28
A little more time with my angel Another glass of wine to be able To draw another breath next to you Another wounded night has fallen Every tired mind is breaking down Little babies gone to sleep I don’t feel so bad Ordinary I don’t feel so bad There’s no other sun shining There’s no other sun shining Ordinary Do us a favor With an ordinary kind of saviour You want to paint the walls with the ocean You want to look across the great blue space But you never face your faults You never frown at all Ordinary Do us a favor With an ordinary kind of saviour For this wasted love Where the odds are favored To this ordinary kind of flavor I don’t feel so bad Ordinary I don’t feel so bad I hope you let me give you what you want What you couldn’t keep around you for too long And if you wake up somewhere you don’t want me At least we’ll never be ordinary
2.
Let me see the sunrise, the morning light I want to be a circus of energy tonight I keep holding on I keep holding on for you Say the words And you make them true I keep holding on for you I just keep running down this empty road Chasing stars like a firefly with infinite hope I keep holding on I keep holding on for you Say the words And you make them true I keep holding on for you Don’t you get me down on love Because you’re in my blood Say the words And you make them true Say the words I’ll come back to you
3.
I was up all night Like I’d never seen the morning It was a blue-eyed sun April sky You let me down But sometimes I can’t lose anything That’s the way I feel Throw your arms around me Draw the line at what you give away You don’t need You don’t need nothing Say goodbye to yesterday This is another time and place You don’t need nothing Throw your arms around me You don’t make sense But I would hold the sky up for you Walk on fire Or broken glass It isn’t much But it’s better than the way it was That’s the way I feel Throw your arms around me
4.
I want to lie in your bed I want to wait on your steps winter falls on my head when you're gone I can't wait for the end I get tired of myself I don't feel anything when you're gone I get to thinking I could never leave your side I get to drinking because I miss the way you smile I love you baby and I hope you never know when you're gone I got nowhere to go I still hear what you say However many miles away It’s just another lonely day when you're gone
5.
You Fool 03:56
I will take The casual mistake The same restless hands Making these plans Fate Time only waits The moments won't stand Still for the camera Just because You don’t know the rules You sound like a fool But I know what you’re after Don’t give up Don’t give up Don’t give up When the river still runs it just Breaks down Just breaks down Just breaks down And the wheel is coming up You spin and you fall You fall in love You take what you want And leave the rest Take what you want And don’t be sad don’t be sad
6.
It’s not your fault Another color for the painted wall You’re at the window with your eyes across The weight of the world Yesterday You came up empty for the second time You threw it back because you heard a sigh A baby’s cry A little east of Hollywood Because you don’t know where it is That another day begins You’re running out Of things to talk about I’m tired now Of watching all the movies fade to black We could have seen you but they cut it out And left you to beg A little east of Hollywood Because you don’t know where it is That another day begins You’re running out Of things to talk about When silence falls Never turn around
7.
Photograph (free) 04:09
Another wounded smile from the battlefield Why won’t you help me cross? Help me cross the bridge tonight The morning after all this stormy weather Just come on home Come on home You were dreaming baby It’s not like your photograph You don’t love somebody Unless you’re satisfied With all his angels His devils Don’t believe it baby You don’t want no photograph You’re beautiful like a rose among the weeds You make me proud And then you make me bleed I’m not afraid of love so baby don’t shed no tears Just make a choice for something you believe Something you believe You were dreaming baby It’s not like your photograph You don’t love somebody Unless you’re satisfied With all his angels His devils Don’t believe it baby You don’t want no photograph Photograph It’s not like your photograph You were dreaming You were dreaming
8.
Helpless 02:54
You don’t know which side you’re taking You don’t know which lines you’ve crossed There’s a way that you say nothing So you never say it wrong You’re a shadow and you’re falling From the sunset to the floor There’s a way you make predictions About the seasons of your love You should just be helpless in my arms so I never lose you at all You know that rain is going to fall helpless You’re a thousand confirmations Everything will be all right The newest constellation Getting settled in the sky I can see tomorrow smiling From a place beyond these clouds I just want to take you with me Give you everything you’ve gone without You should just be helpless in my arms so I never lose you at all You know that rain is going to fall helpless
9.
It takes a flood to move tomorrow A hard rain to wash it out So you leave the window open You can breathe for a while You call me up to say you’re sorry That it got so cold I know it’s not the weather That makes you go Smoke in your eyes Change your mind Smoke in your eyes Make you cry Let’s go down together Take one last stand When I reach for you Just put out your hand In a life worth living It’s a promise that you keep To be always ready For anything Smoke in your eyes Change your mind Smoke in your eyes Make you cry As good as love Turn it up too loud Turn it up too loud You don’t know what you found Until you make it broken You were born to cry And then love a while You don’t know what you found You don’t know what you found
10.
You look good up there With the lights on your face I saw someone that’s Better than this place I sing your praises From the rooftops baby Give me one more chance And even if tomorrow comes I’ll be around To prop you up when you come down When you come down When all that lifts you up Lets you down It’s like we were never young Sometimes the strings get cold But you just get better The more that you get old So save me the last kiss And we’ll never let it go We’ll just be here standing by the road With all this time even if tomorrow comes I’ll be around To prop you up when you come down When you come down When all that lifts you up Lets you down
11.
I get miles of windy weather Drinking rain until I choke Missing time on the meter With just half a life to go But this light in the window Says tomorrow I’ll be free So no more questions Just let it be Wherever North comes to nothing That’s a long way from here I’ve been trying to tell you That there is no in-between But this light in the window Says tomorrow I’ll be free So no more questions Just let it be Oh There’s a hush before I go I came alive with the spirit It made me I was on the other side Chasing after praises in the night
12.
Butterfly 03:32
You tried to redeem that promise note You barely escaped from the undertow You know what you want But you can’t let go You spread your wings tonight Butterfly You stand at the heart of a sinking ship Your body is tired and your brain is shit It’s all you can do just to drink the wine You spread your wings tonight Butterfly You spread your wings
13.
Sugarbabe 03:03
I’m sure she’s coming back she’s just shining up her boots dancing through the fire she might kick something loose nothing is for sure but I’m not so sure of that I feel it my heart whenever you’re away I’ll never be alone as long as I come home to you you’re my sugarbabe you make me crazy you’re so sweet it hurts it feels too good we could try another place but you know it’s getting late to be chasing all these lights across the interstate nothing is for sure but I’m not so sure of that I feel it my heart with your hands in my lap if not for you there’s nothing in this world there’s nothing in this world you’re my sugarbabe you make me crazy you’re so sweet it hurts it feels too good
14.
Erotic Blue (free) 05:50

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A gritty blues-rock album featuring Ordinary and Throw Your Arms Around Me.

be glad for that precious pain
there is poetry under your skin:
you are aware
of the human tragedy - that we fall
madly through time
towards death
and truth
in the span of 30 thousand sunsets
with only love to guide us

credits

released May 14, 2005

Many thanks to Matt Delvecchio who in large part made this whole project happen and was the excellent engineer. Mixed by Marc Moreau. Mastered by Marc Regan.

Krister Axel - vocals, piano, Wurlitzer, Rhodes, Hohner D6 clavinet, acoustic and electric guitar, slide guitar, tambourine, shaker, hand clap, Belvidere
Carson Cohen - bass
Chet Dixon - harmonica, vocals
Bart Ryan - guitar
Adam Marcello - drums
Joel Eckels - guitar
Sally Jaye - vocals
Bill Dowling - trumpet and arrangement
Steve Marsh - trombone
Babyhead - additional bass
Brandon Krueger - electric guitar
Billy Hawn - percussion
Kelly Wilson - flute on Photograph

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Krister Axel Ashland, Oregon

Hi, my name is Krister Axel. I am a roots-rock veteran of the indie music scene, and I have a degree in Poetry. I am a published lyricist, composer, and songwriter. I started playing piano in White Plains, New York because our black upright piano fascinated me and my sisters hated their piano lessons. That was in the 80's and I have never stopped writing songs.
My music blog is called CHILLFILTR.
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