PLAY ME

                               Words and Music by JOSHUA CRAWFORD © 1993/2015

I goofed up. I messed up. Call it whatever you want to.
So I’ll go. But I hope part of me will always stay with you.
I was so sure that we would last. I was so sure that we’d make it.
I wish I could erase the past, but I’ll leave ‘cause I know you can’t take it…. 

(CHORUS)
Row row your boat … up and down the stream. If only my life were but a dream.
So now I’ll go. But before I leave, let me lay you down and for old-time-sake just …
PLAY ME.

So it’s my fault. I know that now. I know it ‘cause I was the only one …
who hid my love up in a vault. But I thought somehow you would wait for me hun …
to finish my job of painting the town, to travel a lot from mile to mile.
Now all that I do, is walk with a frown. I wanna stay but you want me to go … so I’ll …. 

CHORUS

(ABRIDGEMENT)
What I do now could never ever make up …
for all the things I did wrong, yeah I messed up.
We cry.
We sigh.
Don’t let our love die.
Honey … hush, I know.
Honey … hush, I’ll go.
Honey … just one more time.
Honey … PLAY ME tonight.

(MODULATE)
Row row your boat … up and down the stream. If only my life were but a dream.
So now I’ll go. But before I leave….
Row row your boat … up and down the stream. If only my life were but a dream.
So I’ll go.
But before … I leave.
Honey … PLAY ME. PLAY ME. PLAY ME. 

For old-time-sake just …
PLAY ME.

Cryin’ Party
                                         Words and Music by JOSHUA CRAWFORD © 1993/2015

Used to be that everything was ok when I came home babe.
Now when I come home, I find I’m all alone. It gets lonely …
‘cause I see all our old pictures and I wonder what you’re doin’ tonight? 

For a while I thought that you and I were really doing ok girl.
Your smile was silly but you never knew it really rocked my word.
And now it’s too bad, and it’s so sad … that you’re still mad … about that fight. 

(CHORUS)
And so I’m cryin’, I’m cryin’, I’m ‘cause we’re through….
With tryin’ to quit lyin’ and denyin’ that it’s true….
That you don’t want me around. You feel I’m lost and won’t be found.
And now the boy who’s loving you … is your old toy just feelin’ blue.
So don’t feed me to the lions, just retrieve me, ‘cause my heart, it’s dyin’….
Cryin’. I’m cryin’. I’m cryin’ ‘cause I can’t get over you.

So who you gonna see once you’re over me and you’re feelin’ lonely?
Will he measure up to all the pleasure we had wakin’ up in the mornings?
Come back and I’ll hug you and I’ll love you and I’ll put no one above you …
(you) can take your time, but hurry … ‘cause my vision’s goin’ blurry ‘cause I’m…. 
  

CHORUS

(ABRIDGEMENT)
Used to be … you and me … we were lovers.
Now you’re gone. What went wrong … with each other?
I’m cryin’ (I’M CRYIN’). I’m cryin’ (DENYIN’).
I’m cryin’ (REALIZIN’ OUR LOVE’S DYIN’) cryin’ cryin’ cry….
I’m cryin’ (I’M CRYIN’). I’m cryin’ (DENYIN’).
I’m cryin’ (REALIZIN’ OUR LOVE’S DYIN’) cryin’ cryin’ cry….

(MODULATE)

CHORUS 

(OVERLAP VOCALS)

Are we though? Me and you?
I’m cryin’ !


  “Sing Along
                                                   Words and Music by JOSHUA CRAWFORD © 1993/2015

I guess I’ve gotten over it by now. I guess I’m still living without you somehow.
Who have I wronged? Who am I kidding? I can’t even fry an egg….
Without picturing you hassling me every day.
I couldn’t even define love until I met you.
I know a lot of songs sound like this but you know this one is true.
So selfish; I came first, you came second … until you taught me how to be.
Then we became one, which I am now. And I’m so lonely can’t you see?
I guess we humans don’t know what we got in this world until it’s gone.
And even though it’s been only a year, it just seems so very long.
Come back me up. Come laugh at me again.
You weren’t just my love and my life; you were my one and only friend.

(CHORUS)
But why … can’t I cry anymore (?) and I … can’t even answer the door.
And why in this life do I sometimes wish I weren’t alive?
And I know that that sounds so bad, but I … get so sad and so mad.
I’m not glad that I feel like when I wasn’t looking, love passed me by.

I don’t talk to anybody no more. I’ve got writer’s-block. I don’t know where to go from here….
My dear. I’m living in the dark … alone and helpless in Jurassic Park without you….
I’m nothing. If I could break out through … these walls see….
They’re made of bitter faith and bitter sorrow … I might have hope for tomorrow.

CHORUS

(ABRIDGEMENT) MODULATE
I love you. And I want you still. But I need to feel your love for me.
God please give that back to me. I’m so lonely, can’t You see?
If we could have just one moment in time, if I could rewind and at least say goodbye,
I’d quit feelin’ guilty. And I’d quit being lonely. If only. If only.

(MODULATE) CHORUS SAX/PIANO SOLO, HAULT, (MODULATE BACK)

CHORUS

And come on, I don’t want to carry on. It’s been so long since I’ve known a right from a wrong.
And why do I feel that when I hear this song, I must … sing along. I don’t wanna sing along.
I don’t wanna sing along. No no no no no, sing along.
I don’t wanna sing (SING, SING) along. I don’t wanna sing (SING, SING) along.
Don’t make me sing (SING, SING) along. Don’t cha make me sing (SING, SING) along.
I don’t wanna sing.