Song Lyrics

Index to song lyrics by Koda

Lyrics for roughly 30 songs, including some songs which haven’t been released yet.

 

Acoustic Songs

"I Want You Here"
By Koda

I sigh at the thought of your smile
As you hug your self 'cause I'm not there
There's far more between us than miles
Darling I want you here.

The nights spent alone pass so slowly
I still hear your voice in my ear
The phone felt so cold when you told me
Darling I want you here.

I Want You Here

"Just Because"
By Koda

Just because I'm breathing
I want to know why there's air
Just because I'm dreaming
I want to know why they're there
Just because there's nothing
It doesn't mean there's nothing there
Just because it's over
It doesn't mean that I don't care

Just because I don't think the way you do
It doesn't mean that I'm not true
to the kind of dreams we knew
Just because I'm still learning who to be
It doesn't mean that I'm not me
I'm still who I want to be

And if you find that I'm not perfect
If I'm not who you thought I was
Well, who I am is simply different,
Just because
I don't feel the way you do
It doesn't mean that I'm not true
To the kind of dreams we knew

Just because

"Late Autumn"
By Koda

The nights are cold now
The leaves are down
The clouds hang lower
The lawns are brown

Another year wasted
Another dream in the dirt
I guess it¹s all in the growing
'Guess not all trees were meant to bear fruit

My breaths are clouds now
Sighs, filling the sky
I've been so long living with this longing
So long to another year gone by

But it's no use complaining
This smile was the goal of all that work
Late autumn has a way of explaining
How not all trees were meant to bear fruit

Late Autumn

"Nothin' Special"
By Koda

It's not the way she holds me
it's the way that I feel held
It's not the way she touches me
it's what those touches tell

There's nothing special about the way she looks
until she looks at me
then the whole damned world can go to hell
while heaven holds me in her gaze

I don¹t call that nothin' special

It's not the things she tells me
it's that she tells me all she feels
It's not the fact she loves me
but the way she makes our love real

Yeah to you she's nothing special
but you don't see the soul I see
Yeah so what she's nothing special
but she's everything to me

I don¹t call that nothin' special

Nothin' Special

"Outside My Window"
By Koda

Outside my window
in the gathering dawn
The leaves in the gutter
Have put there coats of frost on
The world's growing colder
As the Earth slowly warms

And in all the world's cities
People starve in the streets
All our forests are dying
And if we keep polluting our seas
There'll be no air to breath

Outside my window
There's a hole in the sky
And millions of people
Are all going to die
But billions of babies
Will be taking there place

All the wars and disasters
Starvation and AIDS
Can't seem to keep up
With our poor planet's needs -
Can't cure it's human dis-ease

But the earth still turns
And our star still burns
And we all know that together there's a way
To pull the self-righteous down
Turn the whole thing around
And we've all got to do it TODAY

. . . but we're too busy today . . .

Outside my window
There's a bird on the wire
He must know what I'm thinking
'Cause he hasn't sung for a while
We're holding our breath
Hoping the worst won't come true
And outside my window
The world is turning blue

Outside My Window

"Out There"
By Koda

I can't hear you
But I can tell
You're singing with me
I can't touch you
But I can feel
You dancing with me

I haven't met you
But I can't forget you
'Cause I know that you're out there
Waiting for me . . .
Seems like eternity

Outside alone, in the night
Moonlit clouds up in the heights
It's the same moon we see
That shines its light on you and me
Makes me feel, how you're out there still

You're out there, thinking of me now

I know I've got to be all me
All by myself
Still I know how I long to be one
With someone else

I haven't met you
But I can't forget you
'Cause I know that you're out there
Waiting for me . . .

You're out there, thinking of me now

Out There

"The Road Is My Home"
By Koda

Here I am on this lonesome highway
Thinking 'bout my home
Been thinking that it's time for leaving
Here I'm already gone
Left my troubles on the shelf behind me
And headed out the door
Sometimes it seems I'm not pretending
That I won¹t be back no more

And mile after mile
The road goes on
Guess I'll be here a while
'Cause now the road is my home

White lines lead me past the lonely farm house
And city lights at night
And when I reach the open spaces
My spirit fills the sky
Moon rising over snow-capped mountains
Sun setting on the sea
Sometimes it seems I'm not pretending
That this world belongs to me

And mile after mile
The road goes on
I call this living in style
'Cause now the road is my home

The Road Is My Home

"The Silence"
By Koda

Down in the valley
A mist feels the air,
lonely campfires glow.
A shot rips the night
But she thinks she's alright
They won't find her in the snow.

The leaves and the wind
Say a storm's coming in
But she's too tired to feel the cold.
She can't close her eyes
Or the nightmare will arrive
Of when the soldiers crushed her soul:
Raped her, killed her husband, and all her friends
Left her empty
With the silence rushing in.

Baby, she cries.
Oh baby! . . . good-bye.

Her hand wipes her nose
As she shivers in her clothes
And stares up at the stars through air so thin . . .
And so, one more endless night begins,
Empty, with the silence rushing in.

The Silence

"Too Many Tears"
By Koda

We've been together
for such a long time
it's hard recalling when we were not.
We'll be friends forever
we've known that from the start
but we keep falling apart.

I know how much you love me
when you say it's no one's fault
still it's me that makes you cry.
These words spoke in anger
just tear out our hearts
and too many tears have fallen from your eyes.

You are the fountain that fills up my life
i'd be so empty if you were gone.
I do all I can to make everything right
but then I say something wrong.

We go to the bedroom and each take our side
we don't touch all through the night.
I stare at the ceiling and listen to you cry
it's time to set our lives right

"Cause too many tears
have fallen from your eyes
so let me hold you tonight
we'll pretend it's alright
and hold back the fears
and hope for more years
Without too many tears.

Too Many Tears

"Venus and the Moon"
By Koda

The sun pulls the shade down
on another day.
Silver-slivered moon
floats boyant in the haze.
To the west
two strangers rendezvous
Lovers always,
Venus and the Moon

Desire,
pulling time and space together
Two bodies borne
on the wings of a wish.
It goes on,
almost forever
What drifts apart
stands side by side again.

Yeah! I care.
But I can't make your decisions for you.
Hey! I'm here.
You know I'll always be here for you.

We'll be
Lovers always,
Like Venus and the Moon.

Venus and the Moon

"When I Lost You"
By Koda

I couldn't understand
How the Earth kept turning
How the flowers and the grass still grew
Why the stars in the sky kept turning
Didn't they know it all ended
When I lost you

You told me you loved me
Through eyes so wet and blue
But he had your commitment
And that meant that we were through

I couldn't understand
How you could ever love me
If you loved him like I do you
I couldn't understand
How you could ever leave me
Not loving me the way you do

I touched your hand and your body trembled
And your eyes fell to the floor
The tears ran as you hugged me briefly
Then my world ran out the door

And I couldn't understand
How the Earth kept turning
How the flowers and the grass still grew
Why the stars in the sky kept burning
Didn't they know it all ended
When I lost you

When I Lost You

Psychic Trance Fur

"Electromagnetic Love"
Lyrics by Koda

"Hello?"
"Hi."
"Are you ready?"
"For you, always."

What happens in the wire
When we make love on the phone?
Do the electrons going your way
Embrace those coming mine?
And what about all those voices
Moving through the satellite?
How many of them
Are making electromagnetic love?

Electronic devices, vibrating
Lips, stimulating ears.
Wordless breath echoing from your pillow,
Breathless words sighing through the sky.

Electromagnetic waves
Emanating through the universe
Conveying more than words can express.

I wonder if the aliens out there
Monitoring the modulations
Are getting off on electromagnetic love?

Electromagnetic Love

"Head"
By Koda

It's as if my mind were melting
Through dimensions of paper-thin universes
All wadded up in a ball
Dissolving into pools of radiant color
Rippling inward and outward
At the same time . . . I think.
Oh God! I think!
What god?
What subatomic quantum leap
From nerve to mind
Forms this consciousness inside my head?

And she said something . . . about . . .
Walking along a beach
On an alien planet
And the yellow clouds were so bright
They lit up the green sky
As rain drops the size of plumbs
Fell
Into the blood-thick sea.
Slow motion waves caress the black rock
Like the breath
Of Death.

Why?

And my head makes me WANT things
Like Money,
and . . . SEX.

Ohhhooohhhh!!! It's ALL in my HEAD!

Head

"Hike Like a Tree"
By Koda

I was sitting on the couch at the party
Feeling stressed because my life was going nowhere
So I went out back, and layed on the lawn
Underneath a BIG tree.

And the tree seemed so calm
With it's leaves flowing in the cool night air
And I wondered aloud, how it could find such peace
Living it's life in just one place

I talked to the tree, and it talked to me
Silently, with emotion
And it told me how to let the world come to me
How to hike like a tree

So I stretched my limbs
And raised my mind high into the sky
I saw the traffic moving through the city
And the birds flying by
I saw all the people at the party
And the moon swimming through the clouds
And I watched as the turning Earth swept up the stars
As they came spilling out from the sea
For a hundred years or more
I saw towns and people come and go
I let the world come to me
As I hiked like a tree

I was lying on the lawn
When a friend touched my arm
Wondering what had become of me
"Well, for the last hundred years or so," I said,
"I've been hiking like a tree."

Hike Like a Tree

"Love Can't Find Me Here"
By Koda

I caught myself
Half-way through a sigh
And found myself
In a corner of my mind
Nervously waiting
Behind the walls i keep up all the time

Love can't find me here
Love brings only fear
"Cause love hurts when its gone
These walls were hard to make strong
No, love can't find me here

I lost myself
And half of one was i
Destroyed myself
Now these walls are all I feel inside
These walls were hard to make strong
And I hope i don't have to wait too long
For love,
That can't find me here

Love Can't Find Me Here

"Sea of Dreams"
By Koda

She stands by the riverside
As leaves rain down from the sky
Wishing the seasons
Had all passed her by

She thinks of times as a child
When her spirit was free to run wild
When the leaves on the water
Were ships on a sea of dreams

(little girl's voice)

This one is Peace, and when it sets sail
All the people are happy.
This one is Truth, and it lets everyone be friendly.
And this one is Love, my favorite,
'Cause when peace and truth and love all sail together
Everyone lives happily ever after.

She turns from the riverside
Remembering a far away time
When she watched the old woman
Walk away from the sea of dreams.

Sea of Dreams

"Someday"
By Koda

Someday I'll drive this road again
Someday I'll remember my old friends
And the way we always looked forward to someday
'Cause we knew that someday
things would be as they should

Someday this world will live as one
All this ignorance and greed will all be done
When someday comes and the old will teach their youth
To speak the same language
and seek the same truth

Someday I'll see you standing at my door
We'll be feeling like we've both stood there before
You'll hold my hand and smile through the tears
I'll close my eyes
to wipe away the years

Yeah someday, I'll drive this road again
Someday I'll remember my old friends
And the way we always looked forward to someday
'Cause we knew that someday
things would be as they should

I wonder if today's somebody's someday? . . .

Someday

Huh? Songs

"Angela and Tony"
By Koda

Angela was Prom Queen
Head Cheerleader
Beautiful,
Voted Most Popular
The kind of girl you just couldn't help but like.
A couple years out of high school
I guess she was feeling too visible
That's when she started searching
For some major change in her life.
I first met Angela in Big Sur, California
In a hot tub
She was twenty-two
Still looking for that change to do.
I think we might have fallen in love
If it hadn't been for her "relationship" with Tony
They lived together, breathed together,
They were really quite inseparable.

Angela and Tony
As close as anyone can get
Angela and Tony
You know what they say about the shoe that fits

I was talking with Tony on the phone the other day
He's twenty-six now, and goes to school at Berkeley.
He was standing at the window describing the view
As the sun went down behind the bridge
Casting a golden light across the bay
And on all the buildings as the lights came on in the city.
He hasn't seen Angela's face in two years now,
But as he stood there stroking the hair on her chin
He realized just how close she really is.

Angela and Tony
As close as anyone can get
Angels as Tony
You know what they say about the shoe that fits.

Angela and Tony

"Mystical Cat (in the Dryer)"
By Koda

The mystical cat
He's kind of lazy and fat.
Ain't no denyin'
That he knows where it's at.
He drives around
In a number nine cloud,
Moves real slow
And he don't talk to loud.

Hey cat
Everything he does (he does) to the max
Hey cat
Everything he does (he does) to relax

He lives in a twin-towered
subterranean adobe penthouse
That sits in the middle of a big blue lake
that glows and sparkles at night.
He trains his snakes to mesmerize the chickens
and then devourer 'em with smiles on their faces.
He snaps his fingers into flame to light his cigarettes,
but what really impresses the pussys
is the way he keeps his whiskers wet.

Here kitty, kitty, kitty.
It's time for your bath!
Oh! Look at what happened to you!
(I wonder how that happened?)
We'd better do something about that!

Cat in the Dryer
Goes 'round and 'round
Keeps getting higher
Keeps coming down.
Cat in the dryer
poor thing got wet
So I put him in the dryer
Can't have no wrinkled pets!

Cat in the dryer
(meow! SLAM! no, not quite done yet)
Must be getting tired
Keeps falling on his head!

Mystical Cat (in the Dryer)

Now don't do this to your kitty 'cause you'll kill him.
The humane society doesn't do it that way
And that's not how you should do it either.

But tell me something . . .
What's stiff as a board on the inside
And soft and fluffy on the outside?

No, no. That's not it.
What's round and soft and furry . . .
Kind of crunchy inside . . .
And screams like hell when you touch it?

Well, that'll show that cat--
You can't get away with wearing MY sunglasses.

"Nervous"
By Koda

I'm not nervous.
I'm always this way.
I'm OK, I'm OK, I'm OK,
I'm, arrahh, I'm not nervous!
I just can't sit still.
Ain't nothing wrong with me!
I just need a few more pills!
No, I'm not nervous.
I'm perfectly calm.
It's just this buzzing in my ears . . .
It drives me crazy!
(I'll never be able to play this live!)
Just relax man,
You'll do fine.

How many times
Do I have to tell you?!
I'M NOT NERVOUS!

Nervous

"Odd White Thing"
By Koda

A woman walking down the street
Finds an odd white thing, cylinder shaped.
Turns it over in her hands
The reflection of her face
In the odd white thing
Is such a captivating face.

She takes it home and puts it on the shelf. Strange desire to keep it to herself
Cause her reflection just won't errase
From the odd white thing
That may have come from space. In the morning, takes it to work
In the pocket of her shirt
So she can look down all through the day
At the odd white thing
And see her captivating face. Such a captivating face. Can't look away before too long
Her body's rigid and her mind is gone
They call the doctor, who comes away
With the odd white thing
It shows a new odd face. Such a captivating face. He takes it home and puts it on the shelf
Strange desire to keep it to himself
Cause his reflection just wont errase
From the odd white thing
That may have come from space.

Odd White Thing

"Purple Tiger"
By Koda

Little pigmies in the forest
Wearing green shoes and yellow hats
In pursuit of purple tigers
They hope they bring one back
"that's nice and fat" Purple tiger in the forest
He's feelin' like a snack
He sees the pigmies comin'
and says "I'll take that one in back . . .
"he's nice and fat" Purple tiger follows the pigmies
as they go dancin' up the path
He tries to snake up on them
But it's a 'sprise attack . . .
"We put him in a sack!" They take him to their party
Where he's an honored guest
They start the kettle brewin'
Guess you can guess the rest . . .
"Now we wear purple vests!"

Purple Tiger

"Socially Sanctioned Chemical Bliss"
By Koda

Tut tut child.
What seems to be the problem?
Well, ya see doc, it's like this.

Oh, not to worry.
I've got just the thing for you.

But what is this stuff?

It's a magic little pill
that will make it all better.

Prozac, Zanix, Valum, Welbutrin, Lithium, Ritilin

Won't be long till everyone's on
Socially sanctioned chemical bliss!

You see we've given up
Trying to help you solve your problems
It's much easier if you think
They've just gone away

Uh yeah, I feel better. Much better.
But isn't thee something odd
About everyone being on
Socially sanctioned chemical bliss?

Prozac, Zanix, Valum, Welbutrin, Lithium, Ritalin

Won't be long till everyone's on
Socially sanctioned chemical bliss!

Take a look around
It's a brand new world
Forty-million Americans on Prozac alone.

Socially Sanctioned Chemical Bliss

"So Sexy"
By Koda

Oh you're so sexy
You make me hurt inside
You know my knees get weak
Just to see you walkin' by!
Oh you're so sexy
You make me want to cry
If you wrapred those arms around my neck
I'd loose my breath if I did't die!

Oh you're so sexy
You know I just can't wait
The way you squirm down on the seat
It's enough to make me stand up straight! Oh you're just so so so sexy!

So Sexy

"Space Junk"
By Koda

Well, there's supposed to be some words here
about this time we were out collecting garbage
between Jupiter and the third belt.
Trouble is we haven't got 'em all figured out yet,
but it's about this time we were picking up stuff like
spent fuel tanks and potty bags and stuff--
Hey, get that one--

when we spotted this asteroid-- it was kind a glowin', ya know?
Well, we went over to check it out
and found out it had been invaded
by a bunch of college kids from the First Orbital University.
They had this old reactor glowing like a sun,
and they hauled in all this water to make a beach
and get this, they were all naked, surfing!
Well, I was gonna give 'em a ticket
for all this radioactive waste they were leaving behind,
but the guys were looking pretty down
and the girls all started being really nice,
and when you find the only beer in two hundred million miles
the only thing you can say is LETS PARTY!

Yeah, that was a bodatious time to be sure.
The girls all wanted to go for rides in this old garbage scowl
and we did whoop-d-loops through the asteroids like this--
and they turned us on to this mind-blowin' vacuum vapor stuff--
Oh yeah, potent!

But you've got to be careful when you're drivin' on that stuff, or, oohhHH!

Space Junk

"Work"
By Koda

I go to work, and then come home
Feed the kids, give the dog a bone
Then go to work, and then come home
Do the laundry, and cut the lawn
Sometimes it seems, I have to say
It's a little hard, to keep up the pace!
I go to work, pick up my check
After bills and taxes, almost nothing left!
Prices going up, can't get a raise
You call this livin' the American Way?!
Well it really makes me angry . . .

I don't want to go to work no more!
I don't want to do it, that's for sure.

I go to work, and do my job
Make lots of money, for some slob
Then I come home, to stacks of bills
Slug down a bottle, and a sack of pills
Makes me want to do some damage!

I don't want to go to work no more!
I don't want to do it! NO NO NO NO NO!

I know, I won't go to work, I'll just stay home
Feed the kids the dog, then strap the mower on
And go to work, and have some fun
I'll use the boss to feed the lawn!
well, maybe not . . .

But I don't want to go to work no more!
I don't want to do it! I don't wan'na!

Work