Neil Wise

Neil Wise
N. Wise

Lyrics

Line of Least Resistance

The line of least resistance is the place that we will fall

Will you fight for your existence when your back is to the wall?

Can you go the distance, when the odds are small?

At the line of least resistance; will you rise or will you fall?

 

Pick any page in history; it’s just a speck in time

Defy the laws of nature; you’ll watch it all unwind

If love is love then what is life? Is there nothing, in between?

It’s sure not on the pages of your glossy magazine

 

The line of least resistance is the place that we will fall

Will you fight for your existence when your back is to the wall?

Can you go the distance, when the odds are small?

At the line of least resistance; will you rise or will you fall?

 

What’s done is done; God’s will be done until his race is run

From the risin’ of the mornin’, until your kingdom comes

Make your choice, & be a voice, perhaps you’ll be the one

What will show for you persistence, when it’s all begun 

 

The line of least resistance is the place that we will fall

Will you fight for your existence when your back is to the wall?

Can you go the distance, when the odds are small?

At the line of least resistance; will you rise or will you fall?

 

Does that smokin' gun held to your head fill your heart with dread?

Blood soaked battles over dirt, hung onto by a thread

You’re just a slave to misery, those voices in your head

It’s a chemical reaction, gotta put 'em all to bed!!!

 

The line of least resistance is the place that we will fall

Will you fight for your existence when your back is to the wall?

Can you go the distance, when the odds are small?

At the line of least resistance; will you rise or will you fall?

At the line of least resistance; will you rise or will you fall?

Will you rise or will you fall? Will you fall?

 

Neil Wise

© 2012 Neil Wise Music

Neil Wise
Neil Wise

Story

An ode to the very cool town of Sausalito CA & the effect it had on my psyche!

Produced & Recorded @ No Borders with Todd Smallwoood

Featuring Neil Wise, Todd Smallwood & Jim Christy on Drums

Lyrics

Sausalito Slowdown

(Neil Wise) 

 

Across the Frisco bay I found,

This winding forest road down to a sleepy old town

I could have flown right through this paradise,

But then i’d never set eyes on what the fog belies

 

Perhaps there's somethin' in this bottle of wine 

‘Cos all of a sudden I've got nothing but time 

Mystical forces, well I don't know,  

Somehow my worries have just dissolved

Could it be, I hope it's true, can I mend my ways, to be more like you?

 

Sausalito slowdown, Oh you turned me around

Sausalito slowdown, Oh Sausalito I'm found

Sausalito slowdown, Sausalito Slowdown

 

The power of the flower's a faded memory,

Can barely see the Golden Gate for the trees

Money bought their land, but not their souls,

The tides will turn & pride won't fold

Oh yeah, I know it's true, I can mend my ways, & be so cool like you?

 

Sausalito slowdown, Ah you've turned me around

Sausalito slowdown, Oh Sausalito I'm found, 

I took my pedal off the metal, my life’s overload

Forgot what I was chasin', not so long ago

The sweet damp of the forest formed some clouds in my eyes?

Or those gently lapping waves have me hypnotised

Sausalito slowdown, Ah you've turned me around

Sausalito slowdown, Oh Sausalito I'm found, 

Sausalito slowdown, No wonder folks love this town,

Thank God I found, my Sausalito Slowdown

Neil Wise
Neil Wise

Story

Inspired by the scary break-in of a good friends house!

Lyrics

My house don’t feel like home

(Neil Wise)

 

Someone's been in my house I'm sure

Someone's sneaking round thru’ my back door

I know they've been in my house

Cos where once I felt safe there’s now dangerous doubt

Someone's been in my house I'm sure

 

Someone's been in my bed, I'll be damned

Someone's making love to my Suzanne

I know they've been in my bed

‘Cos there’s one hell of a mess, you know the rest!

Someone's been in my bed, I'll be damned

 

My house don't feel like home to me no more

Home sweet home lies all broken,

Cold words rise, still unspoken

My house don't feel like home to me no more

 

Someone's trying to do my head inside

Someone's trying to crucify my pride

I know they're tryin' to do my head

‘Cos gone are my sweet dreams, just nightmares to bear

Someone's trying to do my head inside

 

My house don't feel like home to me no more

Home sweet home lies all broken,

Cold words rise, still unspoken

My house don't feel like home to me no more

No no no no my house don't feel like home to me no more

No no my house don't feel like home to me no more

 

Neil Wise
Neil Wise & Dean Anderson

Lyrics

Politicians

Another politician, another election

Another prediction, another deception

Another solution, all hail its inception

Another illusion, from its conception

 

They talk about the poor, about spreading the wealth

They say they'll give you more, under cover of stealth

They promise you this, they promise you that

What do they feed you? The usual crap, what good is that?

 

They give you more, more, more, more, more lies,

More, more lies, give you more, more, more, more, more lies

 

When they want to save the world, be another saviour

They talk about equality, as they lay their friends a favour

They promise you this, they promise you that

What do they feed you? The usual crap, what good is that?

 

They give you more, more, more, more, more lies,

More, more lies, give you more, more, more, more, more lies

 

When their dance is over, lying in the afterglow

The reality hits you & where do they go??

 Another politician, another election

Another prediction, another deception

 They give you more, more, more, more, more lies…

 

Neil Wise & Dean Anderson

© 2012 Neil Wise Music

Neil Wise
Neil Wise

Story

Being happy with your self no matter what life throws at you

Lyrics

Happy in your skin

(Neil Wise)

 

You can shed it, you can paint it, but words can never shame it

They may stain it, but you feign it, don't you let ‘em claim it

They can throw their sticks, or point the bone

But they can’t touch you once you know

 

You're happy in your skin, in the skin you're in,

Everyday you win, when you’re happy in your skin

Happy in your skin, be it thick or thin, be happy in your skin

 

They can poke you to provoke you, cut you deep or smoke you

They can't try it or defile it; the rich can never buy it

Put down all you love, make it a joke

But they can’t touch you once you know

 

That you're happy in your soul, a treasure to behold,

Secure in your mould, no matter what you’re told

If you're happy in your soul, feel young as you grow old,

Happy in your soul

 

If we flipped it, would you change it?

Does someone have to pay? Is there a better deal around?

Smile not smear, relate not fear

Could lead us to a higher ground

 

 

It's not the way you dress it, don't mind if you caress it

My suggestion is you bless it, even if you mess it

They can throw their sticks or point the bone

Put down all you love, make it a joke

They can huff & puff till the cows come home

But they can’t touch you once you know

 

Your’re happy in your skin, in the skin you're in,

Everyday you win, when you’re happy in your skin

Happy in your skin, be it thick or thin, be happy in your skin

 

When you're happy in your soul, it’s a treasure to behold,

Secure in your mould, no matter what you’re told

Happy in your skin, be it thick or thin, be happy in your skin

 

Happy in your skin, happy in your skin

 

Neil Wise
Neil Wise & Dean Anderson

Lyrics

You made us better

A boy called Slim, was just a streak,

From Jackson’s Track, just a trickle of a creek

Taking his place in a line of nine

A young man’s dreams not refined in those times

 

Watched his old man, hands of steel,

Doing it hard, learnin’ to duck & reel

In Sharman’s tents, no place to hide

In the blood stained dirt, only the strong survived

 

A makeshift ring of rusted wire,

Gloves of rags, a heart of fire

To be “the best,” he must move on

To the big smoke, the world and beyond

 

You made us better by stepping in the ring

You made us better, “I Thank You,” you did sing

You made us better for the world that you took on

You made us better at the coming of the dawn

 

Took on a warrior of the Rising Sun, no matter the score, you’d already won

Took on the world for your people’s rights

But when you rose against the odds, you’d won the fight

 

Long after his final bell had rung

On his battles fought & won, stories told by those inspired

When Lionel rose against the odds, he’d won the fight

 

You made us better by stepping in the ring

You made us better, “I Thank You,” you did sing

You made us better for the world that you took on

You made us better at the coming of the dawn

 

You made us better when you turned the other cheek

You made us better the humble words you did speak

You made us better by taking on the fight

You made us better your spirit will never die

You made us better………………..

 

Neil Wise & Dean Anderson

© 2012 Neil Wise Music

Neil Wise
N. Wise

Lyrics

In Her Own Sweet Time

Not the first born, or a last thought, or a moment’s oversight 

Not a love scorned, from a lost port, just a burning pure light

Never backward moving forward or stepping to the plate

Takes her chances, no sideway glances, not scared of a mistake

 

Might not share her point of view

Sparks may fly & tears ensue

But in your heart you know it’s true

Whatever happens, it will be in her own….

 

In her own sweet time, she will take it to the wire

In her own sweet time, she will rise above the mire,

In her own sweet time, you’ll never douse the fire,

Burning in her heart, as she follows her desires,

It’ll happen, in her own sweet time

 

Like the sea, not always smooth

‘Neath the beauty has her moods

If she rises, beware the storm

Batten down and ride it out

Find the calmness in the dawn

 

Full of candour, all that matters, a heart in a special place

Giving life to, every season, a smile to every day

 

Might not share her point of view

Sparks may fly & tears ensue

But in your heart you know it’s true

Whatever happens, it will be in her own…..

 

In her own sweet time, she will take it to the wire

In her own sweet time, she will rise above the mire,

In her own sweet time, but you’ll never douse the fire,

Burning in her heart, as she follows her desires,

It will happen, in her own sweet time

 

Not the first born, or a last thought, just a burning pure light

 

Neil Wise

© 2012 Neil Wise Music

Neil Wise
N. Wise

Lyrics

What Will You Leave Behind

What will you leave behind? Tell me what they’ll find

Can a picture taste your lips of summer wine?

What will you leave behind, the pure essence of your mind

Tell me will Heaven ever glow more than your smile?

 

Footprints in the sand,

Dust in the wind, bones in the land

Rolling round in laughter,

’Bout some card-playing disaster

Can you remember the taste of your first kiss?

 

What will you leave behind? Tell me what they’ll find

Can a picture taste your lips of summer wine?

What will you leave behind, the pure essence of your mind

Tell me will Heaven ever glow more than your smile?

 

Who has walked that road before, kicked that stone or slammed that door?

Who has seen the sky so clear, that sunset where we drank cold beer?

Can you remember the smell of your baby’s skin?

 

History books only tell so much, a video you cannot touch

Photographs may fade with time, our memories a precious diamond

Can you remember the day you went away?

 

What will you leave behind? Tell me what they’ll find

Can a picture taste your lips of summer wine?

What will you leave behind, the pure essence of your mind

Tell me will Heaven ever glow more than your smile?

 

Tell me will Heaven ever glow more than your smile?

 

Neil Wise

© 2012 Neil Wise Music

Neil Wise
Neil Wise

Story

Dedicated to 2 young men i met in Santa Paula CA mourning the loss of their grandmother but turned into an ode to Brothers everywhere.

Lyrics

Two Brothers

(Neil Wise)

 

Left to die, somehow saved by fate

A she-wolf cried, "It's not too late"

 

Raised in love, but no blood to tie, no cross to hold against the sky

Followers rode from far & wide,  

Watch the flames ignite the pale moonlight

 

Talking in tongues, like a strange stereo

Fight like dogs then laughing so

 

Mothers stay home, they still bleed, hearing their son's dying deed

Brothers in arms across the sea, brothers in blood, you & me

 

Two hearts, two souls, a force of one that the gods extol

Two hearts, two souls, two brothers

 

Life rolls on, some people change

When power is king & trust's betrayed

 

One step over, the other's side, another woman's love, hard to hide

A knife is cold, in the heart, and from the back the most painful arc

 

Two hearts, two souls, a force of one that the gods extol

Two hearts, two souls, two brothers,

 

Left to die, somehow saved by fate

A she-wolf cried, "It's not too late"

 

Two hearts, two souls, a force of one that the gods extolled

Two hearts, two souls, two brothers, two brothers

Two hearts, two souls, a force of one that the gods extolled

Two hearts, two souls, Two brothers,

 

Neil Wise
Neil Wise

Story

You cannot deviate from the space time continuum!

Lyrics

Just a Twist

(Neil Wise)

 

Just a twist, to my story, if somehow I went back in time

Would I repeat, or find glory, ensure that our paths stay entwined?

If I could have I would have, Lord knows that I should have,

Paid heed to my raw desire

With a twist, to my story, & our world just might be sublime

 

With a twist, to this mystery, if somehow you’d read my mind

Would it be sealed, fait accompli, one chance for love to ignite

If youd lingered longer, would your feelings be stronger

My hunger be satisfied?

With a twist, to this mystery, would our worlds still somehow collide?

 

Is this my hereafter, my live-in disaster, one moment defines my lifetime? 

If we unravelled our travels would I still bite the apple?

Dangling in my mind's eye

 

 

Is this my hereafter, my live-in disaster, a moment defines my lifetime?

If we unravelled our travels would I still bite the apple?

Dangling in my mind's eye

 

Just a twist, is all I ask for, of a fruit that's less bitter this time

What I pray for, is not an encore, just a view from my paradigm

If I ceased to exist, would my memory be missed?

Our first kiss a tender goodbye?

Just a twist, is all I pray for, for my tears to taste more like wine

Just a twist, to my story, & my world just might be sublime

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