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1. Walk This Road

2. Lie to Myself

3. Cars and Lovers

4. Picture in my Car

5. Virginia

6. One Foot Out the Door

7. Every Time I See You

8. House in Baltimore

9. Hole in the Night

10. Where the Road Ends

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1. Walk This Road (Lyrics by David Glaser) (back to Top)

Itís been a long long day

and Iíve come a long long way from where I began

Iím gonna take my time

Now Iíve made up my mind where I should land

Riding on a highway made of dreams

Nothing here is ever what it seems

Chorus

Iím gonna walk this road and find out where it ends

Maybe along the way Iíll find some time to spend

It doesnít matter where Iím going

It doesnít matter where Iíve been

Iím gonna walk this road and find out where it ends

 

Itís been a long long night

I see the sweet sweet sight of your face at the door

Now I can take my rest

I know I gave my best - you canít give any more

 

Take away my breath and close my eyes

Who can count the heartbeats in a life

 

2. Lie To Myself (Lyrics by David Glaser) (back to Top)

if i had to choose between myself and you

would i be brave and pass the test like heroes do

I could stand by you and take a bullet through the heart

or run away and so avoid the messy part

the knights in shining armor we all want to be

could slay the evil dragons in my fantasies

but i am just a coward dressed in heroís clothes

when the chips are down, i donít know where my courage goes

 

honestly - i donít think that i know how

to tell the truth - Can I be honest with you?

truthfully - I am my own worst enemy

when I lie to myself

lie to myself more than anyone else

lie to myself

more than anyone else - I lie to myself

 

I think of all the times that i have run from you

when facing facts just seemed too hard a thing to do

Iíve replayed all our conversations in my head

but I canít rewind and fix the stupid things i said

 

living in the culture of the credit card

we all need bigger houses & brand new motorcars

the things you buy defining who and what you are

i could give it all away and just keep one guitar

 

3. Cars and Lovers (Lyrics by David Glaser) (back to Top)

I saw you in the showroom all shiny and new

surrounded by all the new models like you

and your chrome and your leather and your paint job captured my eye

and I had some time, so I asked the salesman if i could take a test drive

so we drove through the backstreets of my little town

and i revved up your engine and put your top down

and the feel of your wheel in my hands and the wind on my face

was the promise of all the places weíd go

and all of the roads we would take

Chorus

Cars and lovers - made for each other

so many highways and so far to go

i couldnít see - a breakdown was coming

that would leave me out walking alone in the cold - with no ride home...

 

I shook hands with the salesman and drove from the lot

to my home in the shiny new car that iíd bought

then i washed you and waxed you and i checked the air in your tires

and i promised to love you and keep you long after your

factory warranty expires

but sometimes you get busy and put off your chores

now thereís stars in your windshield and dents in your doors

and the glamour and amorous feeling - started to fade

and i wondered about your book value

and thought that it might be the right time to trade

 

the leather will crack and the finish will fade

then itís off to the junkyard where you will remain

until somebody claims you and fixes you up

repair all the damage and sweep up the dust

and if nobody finds youíll stand there and rust

in the wind and the sun and the rain - never to be loved again

 

so i cleaned out your glove box and under your seats

signed all the papers and handed over my keys

and i stood on the curb as the wrecker hauled you away

and i swear that you looked just as beautiful then as you did

on that very first day

 

4. Picture in my Car (Lyrics by David Glaser) (back to Top)

I keep your picture in my car

sometimes I have to drive so far

I made a compass of your likeness

it guides me back to where you are

 

I keep your picture in my car

from Coney Island to Del Mar

Itís nice to know that youíre beside me

no matter where you really are

 

I keep your picture on the dash

as I pass through these little towns

And if I should drive too fast

you tell me to slow it down

 

I keep your picture in my car

my guiding light and shining star

Ďcause in my heart thatís what you are

I keep your picture in my car

 

I keep your picture in a frame

Itsís made of plastic, scratched & old

but I see your smile and say your name

it might as well be made of gold

 

I keep your picture in my car

From Niagara to Lamar

Itís nice to have you there beside me

no matter where you really are

 

itís good to know youíre right there with me

I keep your picture in my car

 

5. Virginia (Lyrics by John VanDyke and David Glaser) (back to Top)

I went to see Virginia - I went to see my blue

I could not stand another day away from you

but your mountains were clouded

and the rain was coming down

oh, why canít your way be found

 

Back when I was younger - many years ago

I thought by now Iíd be a little farther down the road

but I found too many reasons to stop along the way

but Iíll find that road again someday

 

Iíve been going in circles and I think itís insane

it might take a little longer, but Iíll see you again

but Iíll hold out and Iíll stay out

and it might not be soon

but Iíll walk among the shadows of you

yes Iíll walk among the shadows of you

 

6. One Foot Out the Door (Lyrics by David Glaser) (back to Top)

Iím tired of rainy sundays - with nothing much to do

tired of pretending - iím still in love with you

I donít bring you flowers - and you donít hold my hand

we pass the restless hours - as separate as we can

 

iíve got one foot out the door

cause you donít want me anymore

Iíve got one foot out the door

hey what am i sticking around for?

 

i met you in the summer - a girl of seventeen

sheís still there inside you - although she canít be seen

I'm tired of believing - and trying to fix what's wrong

and I'm so close to leaving - I feel already gone

 

ooo, wasting my time away - waiting for a brighter day

that never comes

ooo, thereís nothing i wouldnít trade - but the hour is late

and we have come undone

 

tired of rainy sundays - with nothing much to do

tired of pretending - iím still in love with you

 

7. Every Time I See You (Lyrics by Chris Trapper) (back to Top)

The rollercoaster blew me away

I get my spills from riding the waves

and I didnít think of you once today

Ďcept when I heard that song

 

My friends wonít dare to mention your name

They say let the ghost of you fade away

So i read my book in a crowded cafe

and there was nothing wrong

 

Ďtil in you walk from the outside world

too busy now to try

Every time I see you, Every time I see you,

Every time I see you I want to cry cry cry

 

Angela how are you today

Iím glad to hear your party was great

Still of course I know you canít wait to go overseas

Me Iím fine Iím just taking a break

From fly by romance that always ends too late

Yíknow Iíd hate to keep you waiting for my poor sake

 

Then off you go to the outside world

I couldnít look you in the eye

Ďcause Every time I see you, Every time I see you,

Every time I see you I want to cry cry cry

 

8. House in Baltimore (Lyrics by David Glaser) (back to Top)

I was born - after the conflict in Korea

Though we were not poor - we never had an air conditioner

Iíd fall asleep at night - to the droning of a window fan

A sound that I still like - as gentle as the ocean kissing sand

 

On my block - a Christmas wreath on every door

My Nanie and my Pop - Living in the house next door

He sold the family place - on the Rappahannockís southern shore

there were bricks to be laid - and houses to be built after the war

So he moved his wife & kids Baltimore

 

I grew up in a house in Baltimore

We marked our time with presidents and wars

and our days fled like a passing summer storm

In that little house in Baltimore

 

Dad, he worked a lot - we never saw much of him

Sometimes on sunday nights - we would gather round the TV

Widen our eyes - to the Wonder World of Disney

Family night - the Twister mat spread on the basement floor

 

I grew up in a house in Baltimore

We marked our time with presidents and wars

and we believed that Jesus was our Lord

In that little house in Baltimore

 

We never had a car - til that brand new Chevy Nova

In 1968 - It cost us 2000 dollars

Gasoline - was 19 cents a gallon

we drove our car - through the rain wet streets of Baltimore

Back to our little house in Baltimore...

 

9. Hole in the Night (Lyrics by John VanDyke and David Glaser) (back to Top)

Thereís something in the sky tonight

Itís bright and wide and round

in school they taught me to call this thing the moon

But itís a hole in the night

and though it makes no sound

all iI can hear is a crazy tune

 

Thereís a hole in the night

and somethingís on the other side

it keeps pulling on me and it wonít let me go

when I lift up my eyes to the cold evening sky

thereís a hole in the night and nobody knows

 

oh solitary eye, staring throught the darkness

I wonder what youíre searching for this time

In the silvery light I think that you might find

that thereís a fire raging in my soul tonight

 

Home is a place that Iím not sure of

I donít know what the word means

The only thing that it ever makes me think of

is an emptiness thatís deeper than the sea

 

Old familiar sight, youíve nothing left to show

Iíve seen your face before and I see it still

Like a hole in the night, nobody knows

and I guess itís clear that nobody ever will

 

10. Where the Road Ends (Lyrics by Craig Carr) (back to Top)

Who will be there waiting where the road ends

will that someone special be beside you

Who will be there waiting where the road ends

Someone that you knew but donít remember anymore

 

Remember my name

Tell them I did not go down in flames

Remember my name

And only time will tell you, as only time can tell you

 

Tech and Musician CREDITS, and Thank You:

Produced by David Glaser

Recorded by Dan McLoughlin at Garden Street Music, Hoboken, NJ.

Mixed by Jonathan Byrd.

Additional Recording by: Todd Kreuzburg at Anger Management Studio, Annapolis, MD. Bill Small at Crooked Whistle Music, Austin, TX. Ronni Santmyer at Big Bang Audio, Baltimore, MD. Anthony Setola at his home studio. Gary Gilpin at his home studio. David Glaser at his home studio. Jonathan Byrd at his home studio.

Mastered by Bob Klotz of Bob Klotz Audio Productions.

Photography by Tony Hodges, David Glaser.

Graphic Design by SanSoucie Design.

 

1. Walk This Road - DG: Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Harmony Vocals. Ryan MacMillan: Drums. Dan McLoughlin: Bass, B3 Organ.

2. Lie to Myself - DG: Acoustic Guitars, Bass Guitar, Harmony Vocals. Ryan MacMillan: Drums. Karen Mal: Mandolin, Harmony Vocals. Mike Hardwick: Pedal Steel. Bill Small: Harmony Vocals.

3. Cars and Lovers - DG: Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Resonator, Baritone Guitar. Ryan MacMillan: Drums. Anthony Setola: Bass Guitar. Dan McLoughlin: Piano. Mike Hardwick: Pedal Steel. String Arrangement: Todd Kreuzburg.

4. Picture In My Car - DG: Acoustic Guitars, Bass Guitar. Ryan MacMillan: Drums. Karen Mal: Mandolin. Eleanor Whitmore: Violin. Chris Trapper: Harmony Vocals. Acoustic Guitar: Todd Kreuzburg.

5. Virginia - DG: Acoustic Guitars, Resonator, Piano, Bass Guitar. Ryan MacMillan: Drums. Karen Mal: Mandolin. Mike Hardwick: Pedal Steel. Karen Mal, Bill Small, Ashley Mayne, Hugh McGowan, David Glaser: Harmony Vocals.

6. One Foot Out the Door - DG: Acoustic Guitars, Bass Guitar. Ryan MacMillan: Drums. Gary Gilpin: Accordion. Ashley Mayne, Hugh McGowan: Harmony Vocals.

7. Every Time I See You - DG: Acoustic Guitars, Bass Guitar. Ryan MacMillan: Drums. Gary Gilpin: Accordion. Karen Mal: Mandolin, Harmony Vocals. Jonathan Byrd: Shaker, Radio.

8. House in Baltimore - DG: Acoustic Guitars, Bass Guitar. Ryan MacMillan: Drums. Eleanor Whitmore: Violin. Hugh McGowan: Harmony Vocals.

9. Hole in the Night - DG: Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitars, Slide Guitar, Piano, Bass Guitar, Harmony Vocals. Ryan MacMillan: Drums. Hugh McGowan: Harmony Vocals. Todd Kreuzburg & David Glaser: Orchestra.

10. Where the Road Ends - DG: Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitars, Piano, Harmony Vocals. Ryan MacMillan: Drums. Anthony Setola: Bass Guitar. Gary Gilpin: B3 Organ. Ashley Mayne, Hugh McGowan: Harmony Vocals. DG & Todd Kreuzburg: Orchestra.

 

All songs written by David Glaser except ďVirginiaĒ by John VanDyke & David Glaser, ďHole in the NightĒ by John VanDyke & David Glaser, ďEvery Time I See YouĒ by Chris Trapper, and ďWhere the Road EndsĒ by Craig Carr.

This recording c2007 by David Glaser/Walshire Avenue Music/ASCAP. Lyrics used by permission.

Karen Mal appears courtesy of Waterbug Records.

 

Thanks to all of my wonderful friends, family, fans, teachers, mentors, and brothers & sisters in music, without whom I could not have completed this project, especially: Sabrina, Greta, Hugh McGowan, John VanDyke & Family, Karen Mal, Jonathan Byrd, David Morreale, Eric Lowen, Dan Navarro, Jim Patton & Sherry Brokus, Chris Trapper & Family, Dan McLoughlin, Ryan MacMillan, Gary Gilpin, Anthony Setola, Ronni Santmyer, Todd Kreuzburg, Zach Ditmars, Claudia SanSoucie, Craig Carr, Jim Strong, Bob Sima, Ashley Mayne, Greg Klyma, Trevor Mills, Mustang, the Kerrville Folk Festivals, Linda Nelson, Pat Mayne, Julie Noble & Family, Will Taylor, Frank Meyer, Bill Small, Eleanor Whitmore, Mike Hardwick, Danielle Miraglia, Tom Bianchi, Laura Imhoff, Teresa Storch, Gary Sapone, Camp Boston, Camp Patchouli, Mary & Charlie, Lou Dollenger, Charlotte Wirth, Gary Infante & Family, Gregory Phillips, Mickey Eckman, Brian Goddard, Jay Dulaney, Vernon Sneed & Godin Guitars, Barbara Johnston & Family, Ed Glaeser, and everyone else who has touched me or wished me well along the way.

- David Glaser, 2007

 

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