Lyrics to the songs on "Charlie's Lonely Sunday"

Dimes

Dafni: vocals, acoustic guitar Wil Forbis: banjo Edie Murphy: fiddle
Josh Bandur: accordion Geoff Rakness: upright bass Mark San Filippo: drums

I've got dimes in my pocket
I hope they're gonna get me home tonight
I've got dimes in my pocket
Everything is gonna be alright

I've gotta get home to see my baby
'Cause I've been working all day long
I've gotta get home to see my baby
'Cause with my baby's that's where I belong

He'll be slaving by the stove
Cooking something good to eat
I'll be waiting in the cold
For the Number 4 to come along

Words and music © 2007 Dafni / Daffer Doodle Music (BMI)

Let's pretend

Dafni: vocals, acoustic guitar Josh: accordion
Geoff: upright bass Mark: drums

No need to tell me that you love me
Don't make me a fool?
Just hold me close tonight
Don't even try to make a promise
With you sweet spoken lies
I won't let you break my heart

Kiss me, my darling
Under the moon and stars
Let's pretend tonight

don't tell me you'll be here tomorrow, dear
'Cause I don't want to dream
Let's leave things as they are
'Cause it will only take a moment
Of your sweet tenderness
To make my heart complete

Kiss me, my darling
Under the moon and stars
Let's pretend tonight

I truly do believe in magic
'Cause it's all in your eyes
What a marvelous disguise
I don't think anyone will notice
If we just disappear
I'd never tell a soul

Kiss me, my darling
Under the moon and stars
Let's pretend tonight
Hold me, my darling
Under the moon and stars
Let's pretend tonight

Words and music © 2007 Dafni / Daffer Doodle Music (BMI)

Broken letter

Dafni: vocals, acoustic guitar Geoff: upright bass Mark: drums
Joshua Grange: pedal steel; rhythm guitar

I read it in a broken letter
I thought that you were getting better
But I can see you haven't changed at all
I know you really want to see her
But the only thing you do is leave her
Ever think she's waiting for your call?

As the gravel wears the tires 'round that old dirt road
As the mountains and the sunsets pass you by
When you sleep beneath the stars you wonder why
The only thing you're living's for a lie

Why don't you run a little faster?
Why don't you run a little further?
If you're smart you could escape by night
Turn the radio up a little louder
The music just a little sweeter
Memories of just another time

As the gravel wears the tires 'round that old dirt road
As the mountains and the sunsets pass you by
When you sleep beneath the stars you wonder why
The only thing you're living's for a lie
The air is just a little colder
Wrap a blanket right around your shoulder
Lights they flicker 'round this peaceful town
I know you really want to see her
But the only thing you do is leave her
Ever think she's waiting for your call?

As the gravel wears the tires 'round that old dirt road
As the mountains and the sunsets pass you by
When you sleep beneath the stars you wonder why
The only thing you're living's for a lie

Words and music © 2007 Dafni / Daffer Doodle Music (BMI)

Complicated

Dafni: vocals, acoustic guitar Wil: resonator guitar
Geoff: upright bass Mark: drums

I must be dreaming
You're being awful kind
I wonder what's on your mind?
Will I see you here tomorrow?
I remember all the kind words you said
Can't get them out of my head
Can't seem to stop thinking about you

Why don't we just go on a walk instead?
Have ourselves a little picnic down by the river bed
I wish it didn't have to be so complicated

Don't feel like searching for all the right words to say
Like "How do you do, today?"
Let's just sit quiet for a moment
I'm really yearning to find me a true best friend
And I'm not in the mood to pretend
This should be easy

Why don't we just go on a walk instead?
Have ourselves a little picnic down by the river bed
I wish it didn't have to be so complicated

Words and music © 2007 Dafni / Daffer Doodle Music (BMI)

Down and dirty

Dafni: vocals, acoustic guitar Danny Ott: electric guitar
Sarah Stanley: backing vocals Geoff: upright bass Mark: drums

I'll take my boots off
You take your hat off
Lay it on the dresser
There's nothing better
Go to the icebox
Grab us some beer
Let's get down and dirty, baby
Right now, right here

Put on a record
Make it an old one
Maybe some Etta
Or Patsy Cline
Want to remember
Our first time, dear
Let's get down and dirty, baby
Right now, right here

Let's make the neighbors wish
That their springs were ringing
Like our private party
Oh, the stars we're seeing
Bedboard's banging the drums
I'm singing a tune
And it's naughty
"At last! At last!"

Light up a candle
If you can handle
Or if you're tipsy
There's a flashlight on the mantle
Why don't you kiss me
Right around my ear?
Let's get down and dirty, baby
Right now, right here

Let's make the neighbors wish
That their springs were ringing
Like our private party
Oh, the stars we're seeing
Bedboard's banging the drums
I'm singing a tune
And it's naughty
"At last! At last!"

And when it's over
Don't fall to pieces
It's never over
'Cause we'll just start again
Back to the icebox
Another round of beer
Let's get down and dirty, baby
Right now, right here

Words and music © 2007 Dafni / Daffer Doodle Music (BMI) and Sarah Stanley / Allergic Reaction Music (ASCAP)

This one dance

Dafni: vocals, acoustic guitar Edie: mandolin Danny: electric guitar
Geoff: upright bass Mark: drums

Why don't you take me by the hand
And lead me to the dancefloor, my darling?
Wrap your arms around me
And hold me for the rest of this song
I barely even know you
Maybe we could get together
But that doesn't matter right now
'Cause I only want this dance
I only want this one dance with you

To feel your arms around me
Your heart beating against me
Your cheek brushing softly by mine
Swaying to the music
Round and round in circles we go
Trying not to show my heart is breaking
'Cause I could never love you
The way that I wanted to
So I'll settle for this moment
I'll settle for this one dance with you

Isn't this funny?
I must be dreaming
Or am I a fool?
I know it's getting awfully late
The sun will be rising
Its best if I go

Isn't this funny?
The sun will be rising
I think you should go
Trying not to show my heart is breaking
'Cause I could never love you
The way that I wanted to
So I'll settle for this moment
I'll settle for this one dance with you

Words and music © 2007 Dafni / Daffer Doodle Music (BMI)

Bottom of a well

Dafni: vocals, acoustic guitar Josh: accordion Edie: mandolin
Wil: banjo Geoff: upright bass Mark: drums

I know a fellow whose belly's kinda yellow
And always got a hole in his pants
He lives like a mouse in the bottom of his house
And he sells insurance plans
And he don't have lips
'Cause he never had lips
So he never could kiss and tell
But he drinks, smokes, tells his dirty jokes
Leaves his troubles at the bottom of a well

His wife's got a mouth that goes way down south
Even on Christmas Day
And she's not very nice and she never thinks twice
But everybody like her that way
And she don't have lips
'Cause she never had lips
So she never could kiss and tell
But she drinks, smokes, tells her dirty jokes
Leaves her troubles at the bottom of a well

They had a couple kids
Surprised when they did
'Cause neither one of them was planned
So they set them on the perch in the back of a church
To send them closer to the promised land
And they don't have lips
'Cause they never had lips
So they never could kiss and tell
But they drink, smoke, tell their dirty jokes
Leave their troubles at the bottom of a well

I know a fellow whose belly's kinda yellow
And nobody's standing in the way
And his wife's got a mouth that goes way down south
Even on Christmas Day

Words and music © 2006 Tracy Huffman / Lanky Bones Music (BMI)

Honey honey

Dafni: vocals, acoustic guitar Wil: resonator guitar
Geoff: upright bass Mark: drums

Oh, honey honey, you're so sweet
My heart it skips when our eyes meet
I know I should leave you alone
But I can't help but pick up the phone

And all day long I dream of you
I dream of you and me
Is this what it's supposed to be
Or just some fantasy?

I hope it doesn't really show
'Cause I'm too shy to let you know
I fancy you, I think you're swell
But these are words I'd never tell

Oh, won't you be my sugar baby?
I'll treat you real fine
Let's walk under the stars tonight
If only you were mine

And all day long I think of you
What else am I supposed to do?
It might be wrong, it might be true
But I'm over the moon with you

And all night long I dream of you
I dream of you and me
Is this what it's supposed to be
Or just some fantasy?

I hope it doesn't really show
'Cause I'm too shy to let you know
I fancy you, I think you're swell
But these are words I'd never tell

Words and music © 2007 Dafni / Daffer Doodle Music (BMI)

Lonely Sunday

Dafni: vocals, acoustic guitar Josh: accordion
Geoff: upright bass Mark: drums

Lonely Sunday
Are you for real?
I was awakened
Fascinated by you
Maybe soon we'll be together
One fine day in September
We'll get lost in the crowd

Petals were falling
I thought of calling
But I didn't even know you name
You were engaging
My heart was racing
Surprised by myself how I could play this game

Warm embrace
I clearly remember
The touch of your skin
The look on your face
Yellow moon
A flickering candle
A cool evening breeze
Were they lost in a dream?

Petals were falling
I thought of calling
But I didn't even know you name
You were engaging
My heart was racing
Surprised by myself how I could play this game

Oh, I'm so tired of waiting
I will not wait anymore

Petals were falling
I thought of calling
But I didn't even know you name
You were engaging
My heart was racing
Surprised by myself how I could play this game

Words and music © 2007 Dafni / Daffer Doodle Music (BMI)

Carried away

Dafni: vocals, acoustic guitar Edie: mandolin Wil: banjo
Josh: accordion Geoff: upright bass Mark: drums

I'm getting carried away
Walking through the streets of LA
In this dreamy, giddy haze
And I don't give a hoot
Because you melt my heart away
At least, my darling, I've had you for today

I'm feeling sassy, are you?
Put on another record
Let's dance this whole night through
I don't even care
About those disapproving stares
At least, my darling, I've had you for today

What will tomorrow bring?
Will I still feel the same?
Will I still love me then
Or will I break your heart for someone new?

I'm sad you're going away
I know you're coming back to me
I know you'll never stray
I'll keep my chin up high
You'll never see me cry
At least, my darling, I've had you for today

What will tomorrow bring?
Will I still feel the same?
Will I still love me then
Or will I break your heart for someone new?

I'm getting carried away
It took one look and I was hooked
Now I'm in disarray
I'll keep my chin up high
You'll never see me cry
At least, my darling, I've had you for today

Words and music © 2007 Dafni / Daffer Doodle Music (BMI)

What you meant to me

Dafni: vocals, acoustic guitar Edie: mandolin Wil: banjo
Geoff: upright bass Mark: drums

Staring across the room you're dancing
I see you smile
It breaks my heart
With all the music in my soul
I guess I never made it clear
What you meant to me

Staring across the room you're laughing
My heart is aching
For the love in your eyes
And I'm feeling so silly
For misunderstanding
I could be by your side

Please forgive me
I don't mean to intrude
I don't mean to be rude
Never want you to know
What was I thinking?
I better just let you go

Staring across the room you're dancing
We grooved to this beat
It's clear you don't recall
I sure hope no one else noticed
That I once believed
That I could be by your side

Please forgive me
I don't mean to intrude
I don't mean to be rude
Never want you to know
What was I thinking?
Why can't just let you go?
What was I thinking?
I better just let you go

Words and music © 2007 Dafni / Daffer Doodle Music (BMI)

Never tell you why

Dafni: vocals, acoustic guitar Edie: fiddle Wil: banjo Josh: accordion
Sarah: backing vocals Geoff: upright bass Mark: drums

I can't help but think, think, think
I try to stop it drives me mad, mad, mad
I can't help but sigh, sigh, sigh
Oh, my darling, I could never tell you why

I just want to run, run, run
Until I am way out of breath
I dare to dream one day my heart will warm
Oh, my darling, I could never tell you why

I must forget about this craziness
I hope this, too, will pass
I will not lose, I cannot let you win
Oh, my darling, I could never tell you why

I feel naked, it's too much to bear
'Cause I'm pretending that I just don't care
And it's not fair that I will have to lie
Oh, my darling, I could never tell you why

Words and music © 2007 Dafni / Daffer Doodle Music (BMI)

Angeleno

Dafni: vocals, acoustic guitar Josh: accordion
Geoff: upright bass Mark: drums

I feel like I'm floating away
Floating away in my mind
Safe here in California
I've left my fears behind

Messages calling me home
But I throw them all in the sea
It's quiet here on the shore
I'm as happy as can be

But I am floating
Peaceful, smoothly
Just perfectly fine
Without you

Your voice it rings like a bell
But I'm dampening every sound
I bet you think I'm falling
But my feet always hit the ground

So I'm running into the sun
With the air upon my face
It's quiet here on the sand
As I'm picking up this pace

But I am floating
Peaceful, smoothly
Just perfectly fine
Without you

I feel like I'm sailing away
Sailing away in my mind
Safe here in California
I've left my fears behind
So I'm running into the sun
As I tremble by the sea
I am an Angeleno
I'm exactly where I want to be

Words and music © 2007 Dafni / Daffer Doodle Music (BMI)