The Sunny Taylor Band – Lux In Tenebris Lucet

  1. So Long
  2. Gypsy
  3. Anymore
  4. Don’t Know What You’ve Got
  5. F.U.M.S.
  6. This Time
  7. What I Know
  8. Fiction (I Wrecked Your Car)
  9. Lullaby For Ben
  10. Not Necessary
  11. Somehow
  12. Lost Cause

1. So Long

Painting over time and space,
Something raw, something new.
Changing faces,
Tripping over our own feet.

No longer cut out
By heaven’s hand held down.
I’m Stuck to you like glue,
But separated by deceit.

It’s not coming from you.
It’s not inside of me.
So I’m not the choicest girlfriend
That you thought I’d be.

I thank you for your patience with me,
For climbing so high just to fall.
Even when you thought you knew me then,
You didn’t know a thing at all.

I’m only supplementing your disastrous lack of romance.
It’s okay, cuz I’ve gone away.
You should’ve said you’re sorry,
When you had the chance.

So long.
Goodbye.

Sitting in the bathroom,
Flicking ashes in my coffee.
You’re waiting outside the door
Like you’re waiting for me to do something wrong

I fell in love in a bad way today
But the ashes in my coffee didn’t inspire this song

We’re no longer matching shoes,
Or flipping Pennies personality.
Where we land it doesn’t matter to me now.
Smack. Dab. Quick into reality.

So long.
Goodbye.

So long.
Goodbye.

Speaking of which, when you said I was a bitch,
I shied away like a falling star,
Lamenting all that I could never do right.
But this is the worst one far.

The moment’s gone.
You are persistent in trying to prove me wrong now.
As if we never got along now.
I suppose or write a song now.

Why should I need you like I do?
You leave no room for sympathy.
Does it make your brain shake when you see
I have a cat to keep me company?

So long.
Goodbye.

I’ll be dreaming awake, trying to make sense
Of your right and my wrong.
But the ashes… Oh the ashes in my coffee…
Did not inspire this song.

So long.
Goodbye.

And I won’t see your feet under the door,
Waiting for me anymore.

2. Gypsy

I’ve got my boots on my feet.
I feel my life is complete,
But I’m tired of playing games that I always lose.

I’ve got some rings on my fingers,
But none that promise love.
So I think that it’s time that I do what I choose.

Welcome, my friends, to my life.
I ain’t a bad girl, after all.
Descend again, but I always land upon two feet when I fall.
I ain’t no gypsy, but I’ll steal your heart
If you’ve got something to give.
Don’t have time to be your lover ‘cuz I’ve got a life to live.

You’ve got your suit and tie.
You’ve got your sun in the sky.
You’ve got everything I never wanted anyway.

You think you can change my weather
With the push of a button.
Hey, man, maybe we’ll meet again someday.

Welcome, my friends, to my life.
I ain’t a bad girl, after all.
Descend again, but I always land upon two feet when I fall.
I ain’t no gypsy, but I’ll steal your heart
If you’ve got something to give.
Don’t have time to be your lover ‘cuz I’ve got a life to live.

I’m on the verge of a change.
I think it’s not me to blame.
And I’m shocked you’ve got better things to do.

Do I confuse you? I confuse myself.
Will it ever the same?
I’ll be alright, just for tonight, if I forget about you.

I’ve got my boots on my feet,
And tonight they walk this street,
Going someplace, I don’t know where.

Could you just be my friend,
‘cuz I don’t want this to end?
Where we go I’ll let you know when we get there.

Welcome, my friends, to my life.
I ain’t a bad girl, after all.
Descend again, but I always land upon two feet when I fall.
I ain’t no gypsy, but I’ll steal your heart
If you’ve got something to give.
Don’t have time to be your lover ‘cuz I don’t have time

Welcome, my friends, to my life.
I ain’t a bad girl, after all.
Descend again, but I always land upon two feet when I fall.
I ain’t no gypsy, but I’ll steal your heart
If you’ve got something to give.
Don’t have time to be your lover ‘cuz –

Welcome, my friends, to my life.
I ain’t a bad girl, after all.
Descend again, but I always land upon two feet when I fall.
I ain’t no gypsy, but I’ll steal your heart
If you’ve got something to give.
Don’t have time to be your lover ‘cuz I’ve got a life to live.

3. Anymore

The sun is sinking lower now, baby.
I lift up my eyes, and let the words out of my chest.
Why do you act so surprised?

Don’t close your eyes and go back into the reality that I’m not in.
I know I hurt you once before, but I won’t hurt you anymore,
‘cuz now I see, and understand, by the look in your eyes, the touch of your
hand,
That it wasn’t really through ‘cuz now I’m here with you.

You tossed out an anchor into my blistered heart.
Once the chain was broken,
Linking us worlds apart.

Don’t close your eyes and go back into the reality that I’m not in.
I know I hurt you once before, but I won’t hurt you anymore,
‘cuz now I see, and understand, by the look in your eyes, the touch of your
hand,
That it wasn’t really through ‘cuz now I’m here with you.

I love your silent laughter.
I love the way you smile.
I love being with you. It makes this dream seem worth the while.

Don’t close your eyes and go back into the reality that I’m not in.
I know I hurt you once before, but I won’t hurt you anymore,
‘cuz now I see, and understand, by the look in your eyes, the touch of your
hand,
That it wasn’t really through ‘cuz now I’m here with you.

4. Don’t Know What You’ve Got

It’s true the rain hits harder the faster you drive.
It’s more difficult to live the longer you’re alive.
And it’s tough to be strong, when you’re faced with a broken heart.
When everything you put together is what’s taking you apart.

And you can’t decide where to go now.
You could forget everything but you don’t know how.
You can try to keep on keeping on,
But you don’t know what you’ve got. ’til I’m gone.

I wish that I could understand the point you’re trying to make.
You can break it to me bluntly. There’s nothing that I can’t take.
I say it’ll get better when I’ve no more tears to cry.
So you think you got me good now, honey. Nice try.

‘cuz I know just where to go now.
You could forget everything but you don’t know how.
You can try to keep on keeping on,
But you don’t know what you’ve got. ’til I’m gone.

Once I touched a hot stove, but I won’t get burned again.
I don’t touch you anymore, but I haven’t been hot since then.
Take it as you see it, but you won’t see me no more.
Here’s my heart. Here’s a clue. And there’s the door.

And I know just where to go now.
You could forget everything but you don’t know how.
You can try to keep on keeping on,
But you don’t know what you’ve got. ’til I’m gone.

And I could tell you just where to go now.
You could forget everything but you don’t know how.
You can try to keep on keeping on,
But you don’t know what you’ve got. ’til I’m gone.

You don’t know what you’ve got. ’til I’m gone…

5. F.U.M.S.

Sure shot, you’ve got manipulative ways.
Intentions of beathing down my back.
Hoping for what is more than a little apple core.
Trying not to fall from the pack.

You’re so troubled to see
I’m not gonna’ be what you want me to be.
You wander and you wonder if you’ll ever be seen
And it falls around me.

Big imagination and I say congratulations,
Just for sweeping up the pieces of the past.
Drink a cup. Suck it up. Just don’t try to screw it up.
You can’t remember one soul from the last.

Don’t say It’s better this way
You will find the piece of mind’s a bigger price to pay
You wander and you wonder if you’ll ever be seen
And it falls around me.

Decisions getting tougher and I’m rough around the edges.
Still you leave a message on my machine.
Take your time. Save your breath. I am not beaten yet.
Can’t lock me up without a key.

I’m Delighted to see
That I don’t have to be just ‘cuz you want me to be.
I’ll tell you now, big mouth, I’m finally free.
And you fall without me.

6. This Time

Every night I find a reason not to call you.
Like I’ve got something to say. No way.
Every night I find a reason not to be blue.
Struggle through another day.

I won’t go out and play.
I won’t go out and play.

Write a letter of my lonely disposition.
Tear it up before it gets to you.
No way to go around this Painful transition.
What’s a childish girl to do?

Pretend it isn’t through?
Pretend it isn’t through?

I can’t stop dreaming ’bout the love we never had.
I Wanna’ wake up and feel just fine.
I Open my eyes and it never felt so bad. Yeah.
Only when I’m dreaming, you’re mine.
Don’t think I can wake up this time.

Falling faster and my heart is racing Oh no!
I feel the touch of your hand.
A voice from deep within my soul is saying don’t go.
This isn’t what I had planned.

Tell me, where do we stand?
Tell me, where do we stand?

Ask a question, never knowing who is to answer.
Have I fallen too deep?
Why does it kill to think that you are laughing with her?
Why can’t I just fall asleep?

You have my heart to keep.
You have my heart to keep.

I can’t stop dreaming ’bout the love we never had.
I Wanna’ wake up and feel just fine.
I Open my eyes and it never felt so bad. Yeah.
Only when I’m dreaming, you’re mine.
Don’t think I can wake up this time.

Will I ever call you? Kiss you? Hate you? Miss you?
Will I see this just aint gonna’ fly? Goodbye.
I still feel you stealing all my thoughts and dreams. Forget you.
Drowning in the tears I cry.

Never even asked you why.
So tell me if this love is a lie.

‘Cuz I can’t stop dreaming ’bout the love we never had.
Yeah. Wanna’ wake up and feel just fine.
Open my eyes and it never felt so bad. Yeah.
Only when I’m dreaming, you’re mine.
Don’t think I can wake up this time.

Only when I’m dreaming, you’re mine.
Don’t think I can wake up this time.

Only when I’m dreaming, you’re mine.
Don’t think I can wake up this time.

7. What I Know

I may not know how to keep my elbows off the table.
I may not know when to go to bed at night.
I may not say I’m sorry if l walk upon your nerves.
I may not recognize the darkness from the light.

But this is what I know. . .
I’ve got nothin left to show.

I know I miss you.
I know you still care.
I know when you’re all alone,
And you wish that I was there.
I crack a smile, but all the while, it doesn’t show.
Always thinking of you, babe, and this is what I know.

Stupid cupid cried for us when he shot a broken arrow.
But the yellow brick road back to your heart was a little bit too narrow.

Tired of gettin’ lost and wondering every now and then . . .
Can I ever find you through this obstacle of just friends?

But this is what know.
I can find my way back home.

I know I miss you.
I know you still care.
I know when you’re all alone,
And you wish that I was there.
I crack a smile, but all the while, it doesn’t show.
Always thinking of you, babe, and this is what I know.

I may not know how to keep my comments to myself.
And I don’t know why I took your picture from my shelf.
But I know I love you.
I’ve got no more stones to throw.
Juliet ain’t leaving this place without her Romeo.

I know I miss you.
I know you still care.
I know when you’re all alone,
And you wish that I was there.
I crack a smile, but all the while, it doesn’t show.
Always thinking of you, babe, and this is what I know.

I know I miss you.
I know you still care.
I know when you’re all alone,
And you wish that I was there.
I crack a smile, but all the while, it doesn’t show.
Always thinking of you, babe, and this is what I know.

8. Fiction (I Wrecked Your Car)

I took your car for a little spin
Around the block to Mexico.
Boredom came to call and I gave in.
So I pulled off to gas and go.

Got a twenty dollar tab.
Don’t worry I’ll pay them back someday.
After all it wasn’t my car
They saw driving away.

I wrecked your car.
I wrecked your car.
I wrecked your car.
I wrecked your car.

I’ve got my baseball cap on backwards,
So the wind won’t mess my hair.
See a cop car on the side of the highway.
I decided to speed up there.

I’m sure with the dust flying from your car,
His radar wasn’t clear.
Isn’t that nice, when the traffic sliced,
And I threw it in second gear?

I wrecked your car.
I wrecked your car.
I wrecked your car.
I wrecked your car.

One eye on the road.
One foot on the wheel. One on the gas.
I aimed that sling-shot carefully
With a cop riding on my…

I wrecked your car.
I wrecked your car.
I wrecked your car.
I wrecked your car.

9. Lullaby For Ben

Why do we live in this mean world?
Tell me why it seems to be
Everytime I ease my troubled mind,
Somebody’s leaving me?

Four out of fifteen gone.
It’s hard to believe, as I sit here with you tonight,
Wondering How could something go so wrong
When everything was almost right?

Hang in there.
Don’t be scared.
Don’t forget to pray.
Someday, we won’t be sad anymore and friends won’t go away.

Lord, how I want to, but I can’t cry.
I’ve been living with my fears,
Clenching my fists, lynching my heart
To not give in to tears.

Someone rock my soul to sleep.
Whose turn is it now?
All my friends are buried so deep.
I’m asking Lord, why and how?

Hang in there.
Don’t be scared.
Don’t forget to pray.
Someday, we won’t be sad anymore and friends won’t go away.

Who will be left to sing so sweetly
A lullaby for Ben?
One by one, they become memories,
Completing this circle of friends.

Patiently, our names are called,
And we stammer into fate.
Sometimes, we rise. Sometimes, we fall.
Sometimes, it’s just too late.

I cannot live inside these walls
Though I believe it’s true…
We hand it over to heaven
When there’s nothing more we can do.

Hang in there.
Don’t be scared.
Don’t forget to pray.
Someday, we won’t be sad anymore and friends won’t go away.

Who will be left to sing so sweetly
A lullaby for Ben?
One by one, they become memories,
Completing this circle of friends.
Completing this circle of friends.
Completing this circle of friends.

10. Not Necessary

We lie in the dim light,
The quiet and the cold night,
Free from the traffic on the roads.
Did I catch you smiling?
You laugh and I try to sing
Of other princes who turned into toads.

It doesn’t bother me how.
That was then and there this is here and now.
Should I say it out loud?
There’s no need for words,
For my thoughts to be heard.
It’s not necessary.
You know what’s in my soul…
The half of you that makes me whole.

So much for the flowers,
And talking too many hours.
When we don’t even have to say a thing.
I’m tired and in love with you.
Look what we’ve made it through…
From children into two beautiful human beings.

It doesn’t bother me how.
That was then and there this is here and now.
Should I say it out loud?
There’s no need for words,
For my thoughts to be heard.
It’s not necessary.
You know what’s in my soul…
The half of you that makes me whole.

I forgot about the nights
I watched ’til you drove out of sight.
And I cried ‘cuz I said it was goodbye. But I lied.
What do you see when you see us?
Between the spaces between us?
We’ve only grown through our despair.
Every time we almost kiss,
I forget about all of this.
Looking for what has been and what will always be right there…

It doesn’t bother me how.
That was then and there this is here and now.
Dare I say it out loud?
There’s no need for words,
For my thoughts to be heard.
It’s not necessary.
You know what’s in my soul…
The half of you that makes me whole.

11. Somehow

Wake up. No more dreaming.
New day. But the same old feeling.
Out of focus, my eyes are hurting.
I don’t open up the curtain.

I leave my shoes untied
Ever since that part of me died.
I could never look back on it.
Just trip and fall upon it.

It’s not so different now.
You get to me somehow.
Everything that you say and do,
I hope it all comes back to you.

It’s not so different now.
You will hear me, somehow.
I don’t cry for you, my dear,
‘cuz I have no more tears.

I went for a walk today.
The clouds couldn’t get in my way.
The sunshine saw me through.
How I wish it would rain on you.

Guess I shouldn’t feel so defnsive
Whenever you put your two cents in,
‘cuz, either way we look at it,
The fight is never gonna’ quit.

It’s not so different now.
You get to me somehow.
Fantasy is my enemy.
Reality is the remedy.

It’s not so different now.
You will hear me, somehow.
I don’t cry for you, my dear,
‘cuz I have no more tears.

It’s not so different now.
The tables turning somehow.
Everything that you say and do,
I hope it all comes back on you.

It’s not so different now.
You will hear me, somehow.
I don’t cry for you, my dear,
‘cuz I have no more tears.

I don’t cry for you, my dear,
‘cuz I have no more tears.

12. Lost Cause

I am a sinner. You could’ve saved me.

I was a lost child. You could’ve raised me.
I was a bit too wild. You could’ve tamed me.
It’s not all my fault. You could’ve blamed me.
I am a sinner. You could’ve saved me.

What do you do? What do you do now?
I could’ve known you, somehow.
You could’ve lived, but you were not allowed.
Who’s gonna’ save me? Who’s gonna’ save me now?

I am an ignorant. You could’ve taught me.
I am a homeless man. You could’ve bought me.
I am a sleeping dog. You could’ve walked me.
I am a beaten wife. You could’ve fought me.

What do you do? What do you do now?
I could’ve known you, somehow.
You could’ve lived, but you were not allowed.
Who’s gonna’ save me? Who’s gonna’ save me now?

I am a burn-out. You could’ve helped in,
I am a broken heart. You could’ve healed me
I am an empty soul. You could’ve filled me.
I am a victim. You could’ve cured me.

What do you do? What do you do now?
I could’ve known you, somehow.
You could’ve lived, but you were not allowed.
Who’s gonna’ save me? Who’s gonna’ save me now?

I am a blind man. You could’ve shown me.
I am a rolling stone. You could’ve thrown me.
I am a sorry sight. You could forgive me?
I am a wonderful life. You could’ve lived me.

What do you do? What do you do now?
I could’ve known you, somehow.
You could’ve lived, but you were not allowed.
Who’s gonna’ save me? Who’s gonna’ save me now?

I’ve had my debts to pay from the very beginning.
I’ve got a life to live and I don’t need you in it.
A mouth to feed. A tear to dry.
A life to give. I can’t give up mine.
You’ve got to go, but thanks for trying.

I was a lost cause. You could’ve found me.
I am an enemy. You could’ve loved me.
I am an innocent. You could’ve shunned me.
I am a true voice. You could’ve listened to me.

What do you do? What do you do now?
I could’ve known you, somehow.
You could’ve lived, but you were not allowed.
Who’s gonna’ save me? Who’s gonna’ save me now?

3 thoughts on “The Sunny Taylor Band – Lux In Tenebris Lucet

  1. I love Sunny Taylor. I heard about her 3-4 years ago at a team building camp in nowheresville Indiana and I have a CD from one of her performances at a Fort Wayne coffee house (Toast and Jam) and I’ve been trying to hunt down more of her music ever since. Her website no longer works and I was wondering if anyone had any mp3’s or WAVs of her music to share? Or knows how to contact her for another CD.

  2. I happen to know Sunny T. personally. I agree. She’s great. It has been quite some time since I last talked with her – a year or so. But, if you give me a week or so, I’m sure I could track her down for u. Email me.

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