City Flower

by Geoff Zimmerman

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released December 18, 2009

This Album is dedicated to George McDermott
All songs written and arranged by Geoff Zimmerman
Produced by Geoff Zimmerman of ORE Records
Recorded and mixed by Eric Bettencourt at Shadow Shine Studios: Portland, ME
Mastered by Jim Begley at The Studio: Portland, ME
Artwork by Geoff Zimmerman

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Geoff Zimmerman Portland, Maine

Well... Geoff Zimmerman is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Portland, Maine. His urban-folk/indie-rock style is eclectic, finding inspiration from anywhere in time and space. Geoff has been writing songs for over 10 years and has earned a bachelor degree in music.

"By the time you face your fears, you will not get away from here."
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Track Name: Will You Be There?
When the time comes around, will you be there
When the time comes around, will you be there

When the sky is gray, will you be there
To wipe my storm clouds away, will you be there
Will you hold my hand, will you be there
Will you take a stand, will you be there

When the time comes around, will you be there
When the time comes around, will you be there

I'm on my knees, I'm beggin' please
Through the icy breeze, and the angry seas
I'm on my own, my money's blown
Scraped to the bone, I'm all alone

But when the time comes around, will you be there
When the time comes around, will you be there

When I lose my sail, will you be there
Will you tell my tale, will you be there
When you hear the sound, will you be there
When I hit the ground, will you be there

When the time comes around, will you be there
When the time comes around, will you be there

I'm on my knees, I'm beggin' please
Through the icy breeze, and the angry seas
I'm on my own, my money's blown
Scraped to the bone, I'm all alone

But when the time comes around, will you be there
When the time comes around, will you be there
When the time comes around, will you be there
When the time comes around, will you be there
Track Name: Look The Other Way
This sad and jealous heart, could never treat you right
This sad and jealous heart, could never treat you right

And I can't get you off my mind
And though I search I'll never find
A way to show you how I feel
Although It's real I know that

This sad and jealous heart, could never treat you right
You're sweet angelic heart, may never see the light

And you will look the other way
Forget the words we said today
And curse the name you've never known
Although it's real I know that

This sad and jealous heart, could never treat you right
You're sweet angelic heart, may never see the light

In the morning you'll regret
In the evening you'll forget
In the end I'll lose myself
I'm better off that way

This sad and jealous heart, could never treat you right
You're sweet angelic heart, may never see the light
May never see the light
Track Name: Easter Song
An eye for an eye I suppose
I don't know why that's just how it goes

He died for you, I read it so it must be true
Would you die for him, if somebody kindly asked you to

God told Abel to kill his favorite son
He wouldn't say why he just wanted it done

He died for you, I read it so it must be true
Would you die for him, if somebody kindly asked you to

Our leader failed in sending us away
You can't take back lives once you've thrown them all away

We've died for you, I've seen it with my eyes I know it's true
Would you die for them, if your country kindly asked you to

We've died for you, I've seen it with my eyes I know it's true
Would you die for them, if your country kindly asked you to
If your country kindly asked you to
Track Name: The Guy You Always Talk About
I've been walking around, being myself again
And wondering why nobody else is being themselves to me
I've lost some friends, I've had some friendly fires
And I've dealt with liars one too many times
I wont back down, I won't change my opinion
Call it stubborn call it stupid, it doesn't matter to me
So here we are, please don't make this awkward
Smile nod and walk away, and laugh it off with your friends

I always thought I'd be the guy who had things figured out
Now I don't want to be the guy you always talk about
I always thought I'd be the guy who had things figured out
Now I don't want to be the guy you always talk about and laugh

I always thought I'd be the guy who had things figured out
Now I don't want to be the guy you always talk about
I always thought I'd be the guy who had things figured out
Now I don't want to be the guy you always talk about and laugh

Say goodbye to your dreams, say goodbye
Say goodbye to your dreams, say goodbye

I always thought I'd be the guy who had things figured out
Now I don't want to be the guy you always talk about
I always thought I'd be the guy who had things figured out
Now I don't want to be the guy you always talk about and laugh
Track Name: City Flower Blues
It's a hard life for a flower in the city
It's a hard life for a flower in the city
Cause it's dark and it's cold baby and the air is shitty

Rosie baby why can't you see the light
Rosie baby why can't you see the light
Cause you close your eyes in the morning baby child you only open them at night

Lily baby go inside it's getting cold
Oh Lily baby go inside it's getting cold
You tell me know everything in this world there is to know you're only 17 years old

Daisy baby go to the country and get some fresh air
Oh Daisy baby go to the country and get some fresh air
But if you see the girl in hounds tooth baby don't let her cut your hair

Cause it's a hard life for a flower in the city
It's a hard hard life for a flower in the city
Cause it's dark and it's cold baby and the air is shitty
I said it's dark and it's cold baby and the air is shitty
Track Name: Bitter Taste
Bitter taste of coffee lingers on my tongue and on my mind
And the sound of ancient singers waltzing in and out of time

Oh the people stood and stared
Oh the things that they would see
Oh way back before I cared
For anyone who didn't care for me

Bitterness once was contagious being lonely and having fun
Heroes never were courageous rehab back-stab smoking gun

Oh the people stood and stared
Oh the things that they would see
Oh way back before I cared
For anyone who didn't care for me

Oh the people stood and stared
Oh the things that they would see
Oh way back before I cared
For anyone who didn't care for me

Bitter taste of coffee lingers on my tongue and on my mind
Track Name: 1998
In 1998 I asked you on a date
You said you'd think about it in 1998

In 1999 you said that you'd be mine
I said I'd think about it in 1999

In the year 2000 our lack of common interests pulled us apart
In the year 2000 I discovered that I don't have a heart

Now I wish it was 1998
Now I wish it was 1998
Now I wish it was 1998
Now I wish it was 1998

In the year 2000 our lack of common interests pulled us apart
In the year 2000 I discovered that I don't have a heart

Now I wish it was 1998
Now I wish it was 1998
Now I wish it was 1998
Now I wish it was 1998
Track Name: Ghost Train
It's a ghost train coming down the track
If you hop on board you can't go back
It's a ghost train, ghost train

It was 17 years ago see, that I first heard the story
In all it's Hollywood glory on a TV show
Now wouldn't you like to know, wouldn't you like to know

It's a ghost train coming down the track
If you hop on board you can't go back
It's a ghost train, ghost train

Over 200 people died, calling it murder suicide
But Neither the rail man nor his bride were to blame
Now isn't that a shame, isn't that a shame

It's a ghost train coming down the track
If you hop on board you can't go back
It's a ghost train, ghost train

It's a ghost train coming down the track
If you hop on board you can't go back
It's a ghost train, ghost train

The case was closed and went unsolved, all the evidence soon dissolved
The passengers' stories unresolved to this day
It's kind of sad in a way, sad in a way

It's a ghost train coming down the track
If you hop on board you can't go back
It's a ghost train, ghost train
Oh it's a ghost train coming down the track
If you hop on board you can't go back
No no ghost train, ghost train
Ghost train
Track Name: Just Let It Grow
Spin the web, your crown of thorns
Bow the strings and sound the horns
And kill the pain each time you need
Fool yourself, just plant the seed

And let it grow
Sit back and leave it all alone
Just let it grow
Sit back and leave it all alone

Teach yourself to let things go
Admit you're wrong, just drop the show
And kill the pain each time you need
Fool yourself, just plant the seed

And let it grow
Sit back and leave it all alone
Just let it grow
Sit back and leave it all alone

Things were looking cloudy till you woke up
Couldn't barely hear you till you spoke up
By and by you never did ask why
Until you woke up, and you spoke up

Now let it grow
Let it grow
Let it grow
Let it grow
Track Name: No Warning
I can't face the morning, is all that she said
She gave me no warning, but the note that I read
I can't face the morning, is all that she said
She gave me no warning, but the note that I read

The story unfolding will fight against time
Twisting and turning, suspended in space
It's not unrewarding, the diamond won't shine
It floats through the memories but it can't erase
Unraveling nightmares of times soon to come
And past times of fiction that I can't escape
The chill of the rain and the sarcasm from
The smile that I wear in my hour of defeat

I can't face the morning (morning), is all that she said (lalalalalalala)
She gave me no warning (warning), but the note that I read (now read it again)
I can't face the morning (morning), is all that she said (lalalalalalala)
She gave me no warning (warning), but the note that I read (now read it again)