Costa Rica Calling

by Carl Peachey

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released January 1, 2002

Carl Peachey, guitar and vocals, except where noted

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Track Name: Brand New Day
Cuban Johnny checks his lines
And walks on down the docks
Everybody knows his name
Everybody stops and talks
They talk about the weather
Talk about the fishing
It’s getting hard to make it pay
Down at the end of the road
It’s the start of a brand new day

Dancing Jimmy went a little too far
He can’t drink in the bar no more
But the music lives inside of him
So he dances outside the door
Don’t you know he’s doing so much better
Ever since he found a place to stay
Down at the end of the road
It’s the start of a brand new day

Judy came from Southern Cal
When daddy went away
Since then she had to find another pal
But daddy left her sitting okay
The doctor said she’s gonna be all right
Just as long as she medicates
Down at the end of the road
It’s the start of a brand new day

They come from all around the world
To southernmost USA
Some of them come to work
But mostly they come to play
It takes a whole lot of nothing
To make you really want to stay
Down at the end of the road
Down at the end of the road

I’ve seen the people come and go
I’ve listened to what they had to say
I’ve wondered about the places they come from
And I’ve tried to second-guess their taste
And I can tell you, I’ve see strange, strange things
Looking out from this doorway
Down at the end of the road
It’s the start of a brand new day
Track Name: Moon Man
Moon Man

You pulled into town with a brand-new plan
A little short on friends, well I understand
But you talk a little loud, you smile in my face
I know it ain't easy in a brand-new place
But you talk like you think I'm the man in the moon
Do you really believe I only started to exist
The minute you walked in the room?

You see me sitting all alone on the beach
And you start with the lectures, did I ask you to teach?
You sound just like a salesman at Sears
If I really felt like chatting I'd have offered you a beer
But you talk like you think I'm the man in the moon
Do you really believe I only started to exist
The minute you walked in the room?

You see me at work and you offer me advice
I think you're a jerk but I'm trying to be nice
Do you believe I was born yesterday?
I'll give you a quarter if you just go away
Because you talk like you think I'm the man in the moon
Do you really believe I only started to exist
The minute you walked in the room?

You say, ”If I was you, I'll tell you what I’d do”
We'll you can't be me and I'm glad I'm not you
You look down your nose, say I ain't nowhere
If you're so smart why aren't you a millionaire?
You talk like you think I'm the man in the moon
Do you really believe I only started to exist
The minute you walked in the room
Track Name: Mary Jane
Mary Jane

I've got two good reasons for wanting to stay
There's Nancy at night and Debbie by day
They both say they'll keep my fire lit
But I'll give it to weeks before they're jumping in my shit
And I've got two good reasons to go
The first, I don't care-the second, I don't know
I like to spend my time sitting on the beach
With a real fine Georgia peach

I like to drink my drink, smoke my stuff
Nobody going to tell me when I’ve had enough
I don't give a damn about the rest
Mary Jane you're still the best

I've got a good job you know I can't complain
I don't sweat in the sun, I don't run in the rain
The boss man's wife, she likes the way I work
Without no shoes and without no shirt
And I've got no good reason to retire
But I'm wandering fool, not just a tool for hire
I like to spend my time sitting In the sun
With a plump tree-ripened plum

Now I don't care what the people say
Life is meant to be lived this way
So please don't ask me about what I do
I want to enjoy my time with you
But when it's up, I've still got two good reasons to go
First, I don't care-the second, I don't know
I like to spend my time sitting in the sand
With a cold beer in my hand
Track Name: Costa Rica Calling
Costa Rica Calling

The winter waifs have wandered North, the summer streets are thinning
The seasons have all run their course, and as the day is dimming
I see the stack of unpaid bills, I study for the test of wills
But deep inside I know I'm only stalling
The evening breeze bears a refrain
A seed is planted in my brain
I know that sound
It’s Costa Rica calling

I love the good times and the sun, the ladies and the drinking
But now I'm always on the run and lately I've been thinking
Have I been paying far too much or have I gone and lost my touch
The price of paradise is just appalling
I'm not hungry for success
I just want to pay a little less
And in my mind
It's Costa Rica Calling

And when I'm free out there, riding in the air
I can’t imagine where I'd rather be
But when the walls close in, I'm dreaming once again
Of all the places that I want to see

I think I'll walk down to the pier and watch the boats returning
I know I’ll stay another year, it's really just a yearning
But still it's always nice to know, I've got some way that I can go
If all the pillars in my life start falling
It's really not so far away
And maybe on some distant day
You'll hear me answer
Costa Rica calling
Track Name: Buca
Buca

Lesbians stole my hat
Tell me what's up with that
Lesbians stole my hat
Tell me what's up with that
Doing the butt dance out on the floor, oh no
Freddie don't Buca no more

Aliens abducted my dog
Now I'm walking around in a fog
Aliens abducted my dog
Now I'm walking around in a fog
Things can't be the way they were before, oh no
Freddie don't Buca no more

I might fall flat on my face
But the taxi knows the way to my place
I might fall flat on my face
But the taxi knows the way to my place
If I could just fit this key into the door, oh no
Freddie don't Buca no more

I'm having me a hell of a time
But I never cross over the line
I'm having me a hell of a time
But I never cross over the line
I wake up in the morning and my head is sore, oh no
Freddie don't Buca no more
Track Name: Thank You Baby
Thank You Baby

A healing touch
Soul and spirit meet
Tenderness
Warm and oh so sweet
Thank you baby

A dream is won
Many dreams die young
Hearts in bliss
Words escape my tongue
Thank you baby

You may not realize it, but you and I have got it made
Here's for all those things I meant to say

Finally home
It's a peaceful night
You sleeping there
Such a lovely site
Thank you baby
Track Name: Marathon By Midnight
Marathon By Midnight

Riding on a rhumb line
Heading due West
Little white horses
I can't get no rest
Havana's too far
Key Largo, too soon
I might need a car
To get to Cancun
But I'll make Marathon by midnight, and sleep beneath the moon
And I'll be drunk in Boot Key Harbor by noon

Driving all night
Down through the South
Committee starts meeting
I’m having my doubts
Voices in my head
Sing a strange tune
I’m too tired to drive
Too broke to get a room
But I'll make Marathon by midnight, and sleep beneath the moon
And I'll be drunk in Boot Key Harbor by noon

Flying so high
Feeling so low
Cities looks like ant farms
Down below
Reality check
Camera zoom
I know that this flight
Comes down too soon
But I'll make Marathon by midnight and sleep beneath the moon
And I'll be drunk in Boot Key Harbor by noon
Track Name: I Live For Love
I Live For Love

It's not the bird in the hand it's not the two in the bush
It's not a wave of your hand, not the pull or the push
It's not the thrill of the chase, not the lay of the land
But one touch from you is more than I can stand
I used to be blind but now I've got this vision of us
I thought I was fine until I met you baby
Now I live for love

When I first met you baby, I never would've dared
But for what happened next, I was unprepared
You held out your hand, my head started to spin
Faster and faster, and now I want it again and again and again
I used to be blind but now I’ve got this vision of us
I thought I was fine until I met you baby, now I live for love

Now it's just you and me dancing down by the waterfront
And the night’s warm and dark and I know what I want
I pull you close and you practice your art
And there's no music playing
We're just dancing to the beat of your heart

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