Sheryl Diane

Sheryl Diane
02/18/2011
Sheryl Diane

Story

Performing on this track: Sheryl Diane (keyboard), Mike Peterson (drums), Geoff Harper (bass), Nelson Bell (trombone), Jaxin Skyward (carnival talker), Steve Feasley (chief engineer), Sheryl Diane (producer)

Lyrics

Dream Carnival lyrics

By Sheryl Diane

Step this way to experience

marvels of the modern age and mythic

monstrosities extracted from the

Emerald Realm

 

Folks let me remind you

these fascinating exhibits are

presented solely for the purpose of

education and science

 

Undoubtedly the most captivating and

startling sights you will ever see

 

There is a slight admission charge and

we don't apologize for that

 

Enter now the mystical, irresistible

Dream Carnival

 

Come along step right up

who will be brave

test your muscle against

Hanford the giant

Say what you think!

Missing link? Man or beast?

You decide!

Sheryl Diane
02/18/2011
David C. Thomas/Cliff Friend, Dave Franklin

Story

Performing on the track: Joe Doria (B3 Hammond Organ), Steve Treseler (tenor saxophone), Nelson Bell (trombone), Woogie D. (drums), Mark Mattrey (bass), Sheryl Diane (voice/wurlitzer) Steve Feasley (chief engineer) Joe Doria (engineer) Sheryl Diane (producer)

Lyrics

Spinning Wheel lyrics

By David C. Thomas

What goes up must come down

Spinning Wheel got to go round

Talkin' bout your troubles

it's a cryin' sin

Ride a painted pony,

Let the Spinning Wheel spin

 

You got no money, you got no home

Spinning Wheel all alone

Talkin' bout your troubles and you

you never learn

Ride a painted pony,

Let the Spinning Wheel turn

 

Did you find your directing sign

on the straight and narrow highway

Would you mind a reflecting sign?

Just let it shine within your mind,

and show you the colors that are real

 

Someone is waiting just for you

Spinning Wheel spinning true

Drop all your troubles by the riverside

Catch a painted pony on the Spinning Wheel ride.

 

 

 

Sheryl Diane
02/18/2011
Sheryl Diane

Story

Performing on this track: Sheryl Diane (keyboards), Steve Treseler (tenor saxophone), Nelson Bell (trombone), Woogie D (drums), Mark Mattrey (bass), Steve Feasley (chief engineer) Sheryl Diane (producer)

Lyrics

I Held Out lyrics

By Sheryl Diane

 

Oh I held out a place in my heart for you . . .

 

Now you've gone sadly astray

like a fool off-leash hound

Why can't you be

the kind of dawg I'd keep around?

 

You could come here

Or you could stay there

 

'Cuz honey I ain't gonna give chase...

 

But I held out a place in my heart for you.

I held, held out it's true

I'm gonna keep that place in my heart for you

a doghouse deep in the dark.

 

See you buried my heart

here just like a bone

to return to it

If I'd pick up that phone

 

So when you come back

like you always do

 

Lookin' a disgrace, waitin' outside my gate

 

Oh I held out a place in my heart for you

Yeah ya' had me tangled up, oh that you knew

I'm gonna keep that place in my heart for you

a doghouse deep in the dark.

 

'Cuz I know that you're there

laying on her front porch

still trackin' the scent of what's

cookin' up north!

 

Oh I held out a place in my heart for you

I held out, held out it's true

Oh, there's still a place in my heart for ya' baby

That doghouse deep in the dark, painted blue.

Sheryl Diane
02/18/2011
Sheryl Diane

Story

Performing on this track: Sheryl Diane (voice/wurlitzer) Mike Peterson (drums) Geoff Harper (upright bass) Nelson Bell (trombone)

Lyrics

Mirror Maze lyrics

By Sheryl Diane

 

Can you see in the mirror

Can you know all around

Take a turn just to see if you can

Find your silly self

 

So many possibilities crowd the glass

So many choices to fail or pass

There's no one guiding you to where you're headed to

Did you happen to wear sensible shoes?

 

You went in on the bet of a friend

Go ahead and shout, when you can't get out

But the Carnie won't come to help

 

Can you check your reflection?

Can you fix it or trade?

For this is now and forever

'til your light's gonna fade

 

So swim in the silver, heed the divine

Infinite angles on your shoes that shine

It's all up to YOU to figure a way through

Did you happen to refuse every clue?

 

You got stalled in a bitter dead end

Risk a fool's yell, stay just where you fell

But the Carnie won't come to help

 

 

 

 

Sheryl Diane
02/18/2011
Sheryl Diane

Story

Performing on this track: Sheryl Diane (voice/wurlitzer), Kathy Moore (electric guitar), Woogie D. (drums), Tige DeCoster (bass), Jennifer McKinney (backing vocals), Steve Feasley (chief engineer), Sheryl Diane (producer) (c) 2011

Lyrics

Taxi Driver lyrics

By Sheryl Diane

I got my wheels, and I got a little cash

You know I like to drive

Really fast

So drop everything last minute

won't you catch me for a spin

I'm in such a big hurry to get back

where I've been

 

I'll be your taxi driver

Take you where you want to go

I'll be your taxi driver

Take you where you want go

uh huh

I'll be your taxi driver, sugah

Take you where you want to go

where you want to go,

don't you want to?

 

I'm always ready, yeah

I can follow directions

For you there's never a fare if

you submit to my affection

So navigate if you must but

honey you could relax and

show me just a little trust cuz

oh yea ee yeah yeah,

there's the promise of sun

I don't need to get

anything else done

 

I'll be your taxi driver

take you where you want to go

I'll be your taxi driver

take you where you want to go

uh huh

I'll be your taxi driver, sugah

take you where you want to go

where you want to go

 

Don't you want to

goooo oh oh, cuz

I'll take you there

Anytime, anyday, anyhow, any way

I'd so very gladly

take you there

 

I'll do the drivin' baby...

Sheryl Diane
02/18/2011
John F. Palmer & Charles B. Ward

Story

Performing on this track: Sheryl Diane (wurlitzer), Nelson Bell (trombone), Mike Peterson (drums), Geoff Harper (bass)

Lyrics

(instrumental version)

Sheryl Diane
01/01/2014
Sheryl Diane

Story

Performing on this track: Sheryl Diane (voice/wurlitzer), Quintin Musgrove (bass), Woogie D. (drums), Amy Denio (alto saxophone), Mike Davidson (guitar), Jaxin Skyward (carnival talker) Steve Feasley (chief engineer) Sheryl Diane (producer)

Lyrics

Tattoo Detective lyrics

By Sheryl Diane

 

(you need one, you want one

pay for it later!)

 

Hung upon your skin

a gallery to parade in

mind if I take a look

trace a clue skin deep

sneak a peak upon your sleeve

I can read you like a roadmap

 

Painted ladies,

illustrated man

the silent TYPE 

with an indigo mood

being discreet won't

do you any good, no good baby 'cuz

I can read you like a book

 

With my magnifying glass

I'll uncover the clue

and find out what

it says about you

 

I'm just a Tattoo Detective

Yeah just a Tattoo Detective

Tattoo Detective oh ohhh!

Tattoo Super Sleuth!!!

 

Hung upon your skin

a gallery to parade in

mind if I take a look

trace a clue skin deep

sneak a peak upon your sleeve

I can read you like a roadmap

 

I'm just a Tattoo Detective!

 

 

 

Sheryl Diane
02/18/2011
Sheryl Diane

Story

Performing on this track: Sheryl Diane (voice/piano), Steve Treseler (tenor saxophone), Woogie D. (drums), Mark Mattrey (bass), Steve Feasley (chief engineer) Sheryl Diane (producer) 

Lyrics

Git Yo’ Freak On lyrics

By Sheryl Diane

 

When you get caught in your pajamas

Now you just act like you planned it

'Cause honey that's ok

 

Git yo' freak on

Freaky, freaky

Freaky, freak

Git yo' freak on

Freaky, freaky

Freaky, freak it yeah

 

Oh you could let your hair down

Touch up your make up become a clown

Join the parade

 

So, you don't have to be yourself

If you try hard to be somebody else

Please feel free to . . .

Sheryl Diane
02/14/2004
Sheryl Diane

Story

Performing on this track: Sheryl Diane (voice/keyboard) Brian Young (drum sequences) Gerald Turner II (bass) Thaddeus Turner (guitar) Steve Feasley (chief engineer) Sheryl Diane (producer)

Lyrics

Monday run off, rush away

gone to catch a bus

and a quick glimpse of

some natural beauty

going nowhere roads

labyrinth under the

gray day’s discontent

a golden canopy of leaves

bounces nickel raindrops

onto the zigzag grid

taillights crying out red-eyed

leaving you with cobra spit

mirrorized by the view and the sure-fire hits on the

windshield

 

Somehow, Someday,

It’ll all work out.

 

Crimson morning yesteryear

same ol’ what am I doin’ here?

Turning up the close collar

seeking heat

drive by like a

missile glistening

red-eyed roadways

keep chasing down

that winding dollar design

 

I’m

sealed into my

tarnished time capsule

shiftin through

some long lost reverie

from our forbidden cafe

where we were so

content to watch

the lost penny

in the middle of the sidewalk

Sheryl Diane
02/14/2004
Sheryl Diane

Story

Performing on this track: Sheryl Diane (voice/keyboard), Gerald Turner II (bass), Loren Routh (guitar),

Brian Young (drum sequences) Steve Feasley (chief engineer) Sheryl Diane (producer)

Lyrics

Wish You Weren't lyrics

By Sheryl Diane

 

I spoke none too soon

And I moved much too late

Could it be true? Good things come to those who don't hesitate

 

hmmm I wish you weren't

So tempting to me

 

False pause begging indiscretion

what is it your manner relates

how can I ignore you

when you design to call The Fates?

 

Your subtle smile entertains

What do you hope to gain?

Cool and composed I must suppose

from one so bold

Is this just your pattern

To have and to hold

 

Crushed indecision,

cultivated last deserts

should not I trust?

or just demure

 

I spoke none too soon and

I moved much too late

could it be true, could it be true

 

Sheryl Diane
02/14/2004
Sheryl Diane

Story

Performing on this track: Sheryl Diane (voice/piano) Kevin Guess (drums) Kate Coniff (bass) Steve Feasley (chief engineer) Sheryl Diane (producer)

Lyrics

Turnaround lyrics

By Sheryl Diane

(c) 2003

Footsteps keep falling as you are walking wounded

on the downside of night

trying to retrace the tracks

that lead so many years back

 

everyday so hard to say

why you carry so much wrath

a bitter burden so like a

child’s unspeakable grief

a penance you can’t release

 

turnaround, turnaround

what I wouldn’t give if you would (what I wouldn’t give if you could... turn ..... turn)

 

A blurry beacon

buried in the fog

guiding the moth

where oh where

did you wander off?

Where oh where

did you wander off?

 

But you turn into this

gritty gray delusion

a granulated dark of daze

where a trusted Cereberus lays

here at Hades threshold

and the streets

are still accepting

this winter of soul,

this winter of soul.

Sheryl Diane
02/14/2004
Sheryl Diane

Story

Performing on this track: Sheryl Diane (voice/keyboard) William Maxwell (bass) Kevin Guess (drums)

Lyrics

Cover me, cover me up

I just can’t get enough of your sweet stuff.

 

I’ll come close up

into your green velveteen

digit by digit

fingers searching for your

 

blackberry love, oh love

blackberry love, blackberry love, oh love

 

I’ll descend

into the briar bent back

receiving in need of

what I lack caught like a scent with every chance to lose

should I be

cutting loose from your

 

blackberry love, oh love

blackberry love, blackberry love, oh love

 

Like thistle you betray

sincerely warning me away

giving not what you could not

so I

I stay

 

blackberry love, oh love,

oh love, love

do do do do da do do da do

dooo aaaaa

 

(just can’t get enough of your sweet, sweet stuff)