See You Again

by John Mac and the Moraggots

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Works in progress awaiting some polishing, additional instruments and/or complete makeovers.... download the songs now and possess some unusual stuff.

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releases August 9, 2017

Words and music by john mac and the moraggots. Cajon on Aint No More Cane, Maybe So and Queen of the Road played by Mike Spinrad. Electric bass on Maybe So played by John Dennison

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Track Name: Perhaps
You won't admit you love me, and so,
How am I ever, to know?
You only tell me
Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps

A million times I ask you, and then.
I ask you over, again.
You only answer
Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps

If you can't make your mind up
We'll never get started
And I don't wanna wind up
Being parted, broken hearted

So if you really love me, say yes
But if you don't, dear, confess
And please don't tell me
Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps

If you can't make your mind up
We'll never get started
And I don't wanna wind up
Being parted, broken hearted

So if you really love me, say yes
But if you don't, dear, confess
And please don't tell me
Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps
Track Name: Lately
Lately I've been feeling old,
As ancient as my ma.
Who was born some years before
The last great war, and what's more.

As fragile as she claims to be,
I never seen her sad.
Save the time when I declined
I would not go I was being so...

Lately I've been thinking about it some.
What would have happened if it turned out we were wrong?
We'd be standing each one standing on his own.
All alone. Looking for someone like you.

It's a feeling that you get,
When the weather's cold and wet.
And your fingers grow so stiff,
Well you just cry. But you don't know why.

Lately I've been thinking bout it some.
What might of happened if it turned out we were wrong.
We'd be standing each one on his own.
All alone, looking for someone like you

Looking for someone like you.
Looking for someone like you,
I do believe I finally seen,
Tranquility. This lunar face made up of space.

The girl she said all serious,
One day I'll lose my head.
It's Monday now you're by my side,
And I, I don't mind.

Lately I've been thinking 'bout it some...
Track Name: Less Than Friendly
We save and save and save,
From every purchase that we made.
These points converted to
United Airlines miles.

After five odd years of Visa charges,
We'd enough to claim
Two round-trip fares
Coast to coast through Chicago O'Hare.

I arrived at the boarding gate
Only to find my flight delayed
I'd been stranded after midnight
Without a ride.

And so I stood in line two hours
While the people round me bitched.
The customer service stations all
Had been left unmanned.

Hey Mr. Carol,
Heard they tossed your guitar.
If I'd known him I might not have flown in
Those less than friendly skies.
Or taken a different route,
One far from Chicago
And kept my old guitar safe from harm.

Now every day for the last 10 years
I held that guitar in my hand
Save for my wife
The best friend a man could have.

As I checked it in and watched disappear
That dear old friend
I was of half mind
To grab it back again.

Hey Mr. Carol,
I wouldn't have brought my guitar.
If I'd known him I might not have flown in
Those less than friendly skies.
Or taken a different route
One far from Chicago,
And kept that dear guitar now safe from harm.

You broke it, then you bought it,
But you never, ever let me say "Good-bye."
Yeah, you broke it, then bought it,
But you never, ever let me say "Good-bye."

We landed in SFO
About an hour fore
The carousel it turned
And the baggage begun to flow.

It didn't take but a minute
To see that something wasn't right
The case been cracked, the guitar inside
Split in half.

Hey Mr. Carol,
Yes, well, rightly you ask...
Track Name: It's Hard to Believe
If only you could see me now,
I'm like the tallest tree can be,
I tower down.

If only you could see me now,
I'm fly the fattest bee
To ever sting you, owww.

If only you could hear me dear,
The song I sing would ring,
Right through the evening air.

If only you could hear me dear,
These thoughts of mine,
In time, you find come crystal clear.

Endlessly, the question always seems to be,
What one old man with heart could part the sea.
It's hard to believe...

If only you could feel my love,
It starts your toes to tingling,
Then you're feeling - ohhhh!

If only you could feel my love,
Can't stop your hips to shake,
The aching does you good.

Endlessly, the question always seems to be,
What one old man with heart can part the sea.
It's hard to believe,
It's hard to believe.
Track Name: See You Again
I hear its real quiet there, as silent as a tomb;
Where you lay in your bed all day just whistling whisky tunes.
What you seen what you heard in the hereafter it's all unknown.
I see you makin' beats that please and melodies that soothe.

We struggled to understand, separating fiction from the man.
That drummer you marched to, I never got to, so sad.
I admit that I laughed when I should of held you up for all to see;
Goggled down, an insulated suit like the world had never seen.

I don't believe that I ever heard anything
Like this even once before...oh no.

See you again, on the other side;
See you again, on the other side.
Good to have some friends, on the other side.
See you again, on the other side.

History happened on that Civil War snare that you saved but couldn't tune.
But you never gave up, no you never stopped thinking bout what the thing could do.
Full of sounds from a million dusty afternoons and evenings when the crowd come in to cheer.
Even though no one cares, you got to save yourself. You're the only one that's here.

But then you disappear in a puff of smoke that smelled so...
Sweet as the sunlight coming down, the only way it plays, anyway.

See you again, on the other side;
See you again, on the other side.
Good to have some friends, on the other side.
See you again, on the other side.
Track Name: Be Brave
What's the matter, Mike and Dave.
They kiss and said "I do."
The fact they love each
Other ought to do.
And if they want to serve
As soldiers, sailors
Or marines,
I'm thinking you should thank 'em not be mean.

Heard it on the news
The growers in Humboldt were blue,
If legalizing
The outlaw life comes true.
Politicians
Meeting patrons
Both adept at telling lies,
Glad to tax the snot
Out of Grandma's pot
But won't get high...

Let's try to be strong,
Strong for once.
Joining hands with those,
That aren't the same as us.

Let's try to be brave,
Brave for once.
Singing lonely songs so long
As they aren't about us.

Burning oil means rising seas just myths to make you weak.
I'm a firm believer in the things I can see and can feel.
The RNC PAC
Still deny what we all can see
The dumb things Donald Trump tweets makes us weak.

Let's try to be strong...

Where in the hell do these strange ideas come from?
I think an elephant thunk 'em.
The one that's in the room for you and me.

Let's try to be strong.
Track Name: Maybe So
Dumbstruck but born to complain.
That's what they said,
I don't know if its true,
Or stuff inside my head.

Oh, maybe so,
You know I know just how.
But if you insist,
Not a prayer nor a wish could come close to this.

You heard I seen it all before,
Where I come from,
I guess you could say,
I'm an unassuming man.

Maybe so,
You know I know just how,
But if you believe in things you don't see,
At least pray for me.

My thinking that I've seen so much worse,
All the time instead,
I should have turned my thoughts,
To something else and made it so.

Each time I said I say I do,
Every time I close my eyes
I sigh and then I
Catch a sight of you.

Maybe so,
I know you know just how,
Stop reminiscing about something you missed,
And grab some of this.

My thinking that I seen so much worse.
All the time instead,
I should have turned my thoughts,
Towards something else.

Maybe so...
Track Name: Sideways
You on the couch
The cat on a cloud for a while
Bundled in blue,
Wrapped in dreams that stream only to you.

I need a smile
When its all gone awry
Sideways to Sunday sometimes

I hear a clock tick
Shift so your feet end to end
The sight of you soothes me
And moves me to make my amends.

I need a sign just a look that confers
Something I can hold on to this time.
I take your smile like a drunk takes his wine
Sideways to Sunday sometimes.

Sideways to Sunday, you could say.
I'll be your best friend or be on my way.
Honestly don't you depend on the visions you get,
With a cat asleep on your feet.

I need a smile that arrives
When its all gone awry.
Everything I see you see
The same as me.

Sideways to Sunday, you could say
I'll be your best friend or be on my way
Honestly who can depend on the visions you get
With a cat asleep on your feet
With the cat asleep on your feet
Track Name: In the Moon's Gentle Light
All those years ago,
A wit that moved as slow as mine,
Got tangled every time her feelings showed.

Time flies by in a wreck like me.
My sails all hung in tatters,
But none of that ever seemed to matter,
When it came to her and me.

I couldn't find the way.
Though I knew I should apologize,
I seen it in her eyes,
I was to blame.

Maybe,
Well maybe I'm wrong.
But in the moon's gentle light I learned,
Each word and memorize this sorrow song.

It was the Queen of the Road,
I ought to know.

Time flies by in a wreck like me.
My sails all hung in tatters,
But none of that ever seemed to matter,
When it came to her and me.

It was the Queen of the Road,
I ought to know.
It was the Queen of the Road,
I ought to know.

Why I felt so low?
The sun outside it shines on the
Girls waiting in line to go.

Time flies by in a wreck like me.
But my heart hung in the balance,
And in my mind I find I'm asking,
What's the matter when it came to her and me?

She was the Queen of the Road
She was so...
Track Name: I Was the Creepy Neighbor
Twenty-something,
And the girl made her way to the park.
Where she sat down, settled in,
Channeling her Gunga Din I heard.

I was there,
Close enough to see her breath in the air.
And her silver-painted eyelids
flashing Morse Code everywhere.

Thirty bucks will get your
Car into Yosemite Park.
Half that if you come on horseback
But it's twice as far.

Twisting trails got no signs
Or a place for a seat.
There's other ways to go but
You never know who you're gonna meet.

I was your creepy neighbor
From way back when.
In the house at the end of the road
That you never went in.

I'd like to be the kind of
Neighbor that just fits in.
Not some creepy old dude
Working in the mailroom named "Jim."

-interlude-

And in my mind it's just
her and me, makin' our way.
I've a feeling she's the one
That I seen back at Bass Lake

I catch you later maybe
Say it's not but a dream.
But the Hello Kitty backpack will
Make it number six or so it seems.

I was your creepy neighbor
From way back when.
In the house at the end of the road
That you never went in.

I can say anything that I wanted to say.
I can see anything that I wanted to see.
I can do anything that I wanted to do.
Freeing myself babe from all constraint.
Track Name: While I'm There
The fog hides the pines,
While the sun takes it's ease.
There's a breeze that's a freezing,
Yet I'll stand her taking my time.

The salt stings my eyes and my ears
Burn with what's being said.
All that's missing was a confession,
That's the trouble with a world that grows so unkind.

Then the bell tolls for us,
There's a rush then a sit-down
And a count-down till the next sound's
Us getting up without ever having said much.

While I'm here,
Relaxing in the ocean air,
I'm all there,
I'm all there,

There on the coast,
Old men linger like ghosts.
Gathered in by a strong wind
They were blown in and flown in for love.

While I'm here,
Relaxing in the ocean air,
I'm all there,
I'm all there.

Inclined as I am,
I'l not judge understand
I'm a fan,
Yes I am.

With the sun setting slow,
Man the air feels real cold.
In a place this amazing they were praying
You'd stay all night long.

Then the bell tolls for us,
There's a rush then a sit-down
And a count-down till the next sound's
Us getting up without ever having said much.
Track Name: I Felt the Same
I was saying just the other day what a fine, fine time we had.
In a thousand pictures every which way, smiles to beat the band.
I see us, slipping in the suds, in a clawfoot tub with views across the bay.
The Cuban restaurant, it's music that delights, recommends itself. We're always glad we came.

Let me break it down in simple pieces so,
If our places change, you will always know,
I felt the same.

Sun sets. Shadows getting longer, there's a song there if only I can wait.
But you won't 'cause there's so much left to do, for me and you, all these plans to make.
I'll keep you warm every winter that we spend here. In your darkness I will be your light.
Keep my focus a dervish that just spins all smoke and mirrors never minds the time.

Fight my through all these words and phrases that
Tie my hands behind me. Make you wonder if
I felt the same. I felt the same.

When we're old, I hope that as we look back we'll be pleased with these unplanned histories.
Your teaching gifts, my songs unheard but pretty good, nothing matters save your being here with me.

I'll say it one more time so I'll be certain that,
Your understanding and my words will circle back
To I felt the same. I felt the same. I felt the same. I felt the same.
Track Name: I Can't Get Started
I've flown around the world
In a plane
I've settled revolutions
In Spain
The North Pole I have charted
But I can't get started with you...
Track Name: Whuttevah
Whuttevah you say,
Every time I'm in the way.
It's the same old song that you sang
Once before I'm afraid.

Whuttevah you feel,
The disdain here it's unreal.
Like a wheel made of steel
That rolls right through.

"We're upside down!" the clown shouts
Then you laughed.
Track Name: Nut Thing
Saying that but doing this
None of would want to miss
I pledge allegiance to the flag
Of the U-Es-of Ayyyy

Alternative facts
Always talkin' smack
Then you walk it back
I'd have to laugh
If it weren't-so-saaddd

What you say
What I mean
It matters you know
What they see
Nut thing to be-lieve

Counterpunch
Attack the fools
Not for us to follow rules
Send 'em all to charter schools
It's all
The same
To me.
Track Name: Trumpcare Ryancare
Imagine I just woke up,
In a cloud of gold....
Sycophants sing praise,
Raise me up above.

A thousand voices' noise and signs
All say I'm great.
Don't mistake the news for truth,
There's a dark, deep state.

I'll give you everything you're due
Just like I promised to.

Crooked Hillarie,
Obama wiretappin' me,
Nothing left to trust that I can see.

The tallest mountains shrinks,
To anthills in my mind.
Thinking big fuels fevered dreams
And then your mine.

Imagination builds a wall
That goes on for miles.
People love ferocious things.
They're all on my side.

I'll give you everything you're due,
Just like I promised to.

Putin to the left of me,
Bannon to right
Big orange blow-hard spoiling for a fight.

Overseas I've family
Building up my shrines.
You're taxes pay their upkeep,
No one seems to mind.

I fail to see wny CNN
Insists I lie?
Is it golf or cash collecting
Out of the public's eye?

I'll give you everything you're due
Just like I promised to.

Trumpcare, Ryancare,
Vote against me, don't you dare.
Let's play chicken I don't scare.
Track Name: Way Up In the Sky
Way up in the sky
You'll still be crying
All the bad things that you done
Come back to haunt you some...

Way up in the sky
The view gets frightening
Where pushing gets to shovin'
The words back, hurt you some

I know, I know I know
It was a hum drum stay at home day
I was certain the same
Held true cross the beautiful bay
I will swear to you
On a stack bibles
Taller than the
Empire State
Building