Watermelon Time

by Ty Ford

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This is my first EP. It's a combination of acoustic and electric pieces.

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released December 22, 2009

Music and Lyrics: Ty Ford

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Track Name: Look Ma, I'm Flyin'
Instrumental
Track Name: How Dear You Are To Me
Sun, and moon both in the sky

Breeze from the west and there am I

Wanting you to smell the pines, with me.

In the valley, the twilights shine

The sparkling creek recalls a time

when you were here with me.

The glory of our love is told

In the stories that we hold

How dear you are to me.



Each day comes and each day goes

Time slips away and no one knows

When the final day will be.

With you beside me I don’t care

I see the flower in your hair

Let’s take a walk and see.

The glory of our love is told

In the stories that we hold

How dear you are to me.
Track Name: Swing Low
I’m a work in progress. I’m spinning my wheels
Part A never fits in Part B
My thoughts are awry. I can’t think. I just cry.
I’m a clean up on aisle number three.

I’m a discontinued model, I’m out of order
I’m.temporarily out of stock
My lines are all busy. Please stand by.
My thoughts are all tied up in knots

Swing low sweet chariot
Take me past where the angels fear to tread
Fly me somewhere over the rainbow,
Right down through the valley of the shadow of death

And death’s stinking breath is on me
Each time he breaths I feel worse
He whispers smugly in my ear
some twisted joke about me and a hearse.

When I turn around to face him
he crawls down my throat.
I feel him deep inside me
Feasting on my hopes

Swing low sweet chariot
Take me past where the angels fear to tread
Fly me somewhere over the rainbow,
Right down through the valley of the shadow of death

So when you feel death walk behind you
Pick up your pace and move along
feel that rabbit run across your grave.
You can lose him in the chorus of this song.

Swing low sweet chariot
Take me past where the angels fear to tread
Fly me somewhere over the rainbow,
Right down through the valley of the shadow of death
Track Name: Billy
Billy The Bully
V1.
With his tongue froze to the flag pole bare feet on icy ground
Billy barely had time to wonder why they’d pulled his chinos down.
It was cold at Fort McHenry, and the wind began to blow
Above him waved old glory, it had just begun to snow.

V2.
Billy’d been a piece of work most all his life.
As a kid he bullied smaller kids, grew up and beat his wife.
He’d crank it up at Down The Hatch, drink hard most every night
Then stumble home down Cuba street, spoiling for a fight.

V3.
The men from Engine 26 got tired of Billy’s crap.
They’d seen the bruises on his wife and kids and decided to step up
As he stumbled down Fort Avenue one night, they tossed him in a van
And gave back what he’d given out with a fair but solid hand.

V4.
Billy was no match for them, but he was slow to get the drift.
In a darkened corner of Latrobe Park, some pulled a double shift.
He saw stars. The intervention lasted through the night,
Along about sunrise broken Billy saw the light.

V5.
Out on old Fort McHenry by the new dawn’s early light.
The fire men dragged Billy, he was not pretty sight
They convened around the flag pole, stuck his tongue and dropped his pants.
And left him there to think about his life and second chance.

V6.
So when you see a flag pole, think of Bullies that you knew
Think of the men of Engine 26 on old Fort Avenue
Next time you meet a bully be prepared to take a stand
Find a flag pole and step forward with a fair but solid hand. 

V7
Bullies are just bullies, they hate themselves a lot,
Striking out at other folks is really all they’ve got.
That don’t make it right. We all should take a stand
To stop them drunken bullies anyway we can
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Track Name: Existential Boogie (Be Here Now)
The Existential Boogie (Be Here Now)
Ty Ford Technique, Inc. Copyright © 2004

It's bigger than big and wider than wide
It goes on forever and it never dies
You can't get in and you can't get out
and we're all part of it there is no doubt

Be Here Now., Be Here Now

It's the existential boogie, and it can't be beat
You can't dodge the logic, And you're in for a treat
It'll make your scalp tingle, make you wiggle your toes
If you abuse it, you will lose it, No one knows where it goes.

Be Here Now., Be Here Now

If woulda, shoulda drives you crazy then you're on the wrong path
trying livin in the present 'stead of living in the past.
The present is a present. We tend to ignore it
If you dismiss it you will miss just what we're put here for.

Be Here Now. Be Here Now

You can't Look to the future to avoid today
your life is right now, don't let it slip away.
Every beat your heart and every breath you take
happens for a reason and there are no mistakes.

Be Here Now. Be Here Now

If you're waiting for you're future and regret what you've done
Try living in the present it's a lot more fun.
If you spend your life right you can earn some respect
Everything you do has a cause and effect

Be Here Now. Be Here Now.

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