Honey Moon

by Sunil K Chopra

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about

This album was recorded entirely in February 2012 as part of my first successful participation in the RPM Challenge. The rules stipulate that a successful entry must be completely recorded in the month of February and submitted for approval before noon on March first. Although they recommend that the songs be written in February as well, it is not a requirement.

On that note, these songs were not written in February. The majority of these songs were written in August of 2011 and refined in the time since. For our honeymoon, Liz and I took a train ride down the Mississippi River to New Orleans, then back through Memphis on our return to Chicago. Accordingly, this album is called "Honey Moon".

I've decided to license these songs here under the CC BY SA (3.0) license. This means that the songs are free to anybody to copy and distribute as long as they are credited to me. Additionally, derivative works from this music are freely allowed with credit given as long as they are produced under a similarly permissive license.

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released March 1, 2012

All songs written by Sunil K Chopra. All instruments and vocals by Sunil K Chopra.

Recorded and produced by Sunil K Chopra.

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Track Name: Glassy eyes
1416. Send a savior without fear,
there is nobody safe.

Underwater. Take it under without fear,
there is nobody safe.

All united. Are you united with your fear?
There is nobody safe.

And love is so brand new!
You don't need it, but you do.
You could follow it tomorrow.

And love is so brand new!
You don't need it, but you do.
You could follow it tomorrow.


1416. There, united with your fear,
there is nobody safe.

Underwater. Underwater with your fear,
there is nobody safe.

And love is so brand new!
You don't need it, 'til you do.
You could follow it tomorrow.

And love is so brand new!
You don't need it, 'til you do.
You could follow it tomorrow.

Tomorrow . . .
Track Name: She found him
Fifty years ago, I met you in a dream,
weakened and pink as I was born.
I didn't want you, or you had other plans.
Our love was function without form.

You'd find my heart with an episode in dark,
cold and dark, a teasing hold.
By turns and sparks, an episode dark
found my heart.

If the summer's gone and left me without a home,
the Dallas streets, they must be warm.
If you couldn't find me or didn't understand,
I would never weather the storm.

You'd find my heart with an episode in dark,
cold and dark, a teasing hold.
By turns and sparks, an episode dark
found my heart.
Track Name: All the ways
And you hear when you fall,
"no one falls like you."
But then you see when you hit the ground
everybody else that fell,
and it hurts.

All the ways you've ever known her
All the ways you've ever known
All the ways you've ever known her
Everything she's ever done

And you'd see when you fly,
the clouds are higher than you and
inside the clouds is another world
that holds you up.
And you can't fly.

All the ways you've ever known her
All the ways you've ever known
All the ways you've ever known her
Everything she's ever done

Days will change the flow.
Follow and then feel sane.
And you may say on a blood oath that,
"you can change my name,
each day"

All the ways you've ever known her
All the ways you've ever known
All the ways you've ever known her
Everything she's ever done
Track Name: Hold me up
Sweet love, on my hands and knees,
I ain't got anything.
Hold on, help me up, if you please,
I ain't got anything.

There're so many people we have known,
can't you see it now?
You know people love to talk,
I ain't got anything.

You know a whole wealth aside;
a fortune without me.
You know a fortune's on my eyes
when I lay myself down to sleep.

Hold on, there's future up ahead.
I ain't got anything.
You know, people think I'm dead.
They're not so wrong.

a fortune's on my eyes when I lay myself down to sleep.

Awake, you'll see I'm on your side.
What sorrow!
Our lives will be intertwined as you and I.
Because, my dear, we followed fear and won.

Sweet love, on my hands and knees.

Sweet love, on my hands and knees,
I ain't got anything.
Hold on, help me up if you please,
I ain't got no one.

The future's looking packed, the future's looking packed.
You got along with my style.
I ain't got anything.

You know, the future's looking packed,
when I lay myself down to sleep.
Track Name: La Laurie
I'll hold your hands and fill the air,
and you will see all the pain.
I'll hold your hands high in chains,
and you will see all the pain.

and they say


I once knew a kid who followed me around.
She said, "you were my band" and "you were a thief."
I once knew a man who walked around with one hand,
and rolled around the ground on a set of wheels.

and he said


I'll hold your hands high in chains,
and you will see all the pain.
I'll hold your hands high in chains,
and you'll know all the pain, all the pain.
Track Name: Another name
I'm more than a face and a name.
I could be holding it all in.
Will I fall, diseased in the head, after years of being fit?

You and I will make another name, another name.
Define new words for our heirs.
Will we see the day they arise and change it all again?

It's easy if I stop. It's simple if I fail. It's easy if I fall.
But it's hard to believe I could hold on to it all.

It's easy if I stop. It's simple if I fail. It's easy if I fall.
But it's hard to believe I could hold on to it all.

The lights are new and the days are big.
The morning here is never cold.
And I will see you when the day is done and I will hold your hand.

It's easy if I stop. It's simple if I fail. It's easy if I fall.
But it's hard to believe I could hold on to it all.
Sometimes I'm scared to believe I could hold on to it all.

It's easy if I stop. It's simple if I fail. It's easy if I fall.
But it's hard to believe I could hold on to it all.
Sometimes I'm scared to believe I could hold on to it all.

I'm not scared.
Track Name: Language and rhyme
When she comes, she comes alone,
holding her head up high like there's nothing wrong.
I listened every night,
waiting for a sign, for a song.

Nobody ever tries.
Nobody ever tries.

Take apart a day's spurt:
let her down, wind on down.
I would love to listen near anytime, one at a time.

Do I look inside your eyes
the way that you might look through mine?
Do I sound through your ears
the way that you might sound from hear?

Nobody ever tries.
Nobody ever tries.

You're an old soul, old soul.
You're an old soul, old soul.

Do I look inside your eyes
the way that you might look through mine?
Do I sound through your ears
the way that you might sound from hear?

Is there any doubt we're a kind?
Some people wonder why

we're cursing at the night,
stumbling in our prime.
We discussed it over breakfast
in language and in rhyme.
Track Name: We all have mind
As the sun comes up,
before you close your eyes,
they all rise.

When the sun comes up,
I'm turned.
We'll fall.

We all have mind.
We all have mind.
We all have mind.

When the sun comes up,
I'm turned.
We'll fall,
they'll rise.

We all have mind.
We all have mind.
We all have mind.
Track Name: Nothing left to say
You were listening for my words,
but I've got nothing left to say.
If it seemed I made a sound, well,
I hoped you wouldn't feel this way.

Ah, you were stopping.
You know Vedic wisdom.
I, I've been waiting
with nothing left to say.

Ah, someone's listening,
you know fewer words.
I know someone's listening
when I've got nothing left to say.

I've got nothing left to

And I've been wondering for so long
why this wordless silence is burning.
I'm learning, heaven knows I'm wrong!

Ah, someone's listening.
You know, there's always someone!
I know someone's listening.
Yeah, but I've got nothing left to say.

I've got nothing left to say.
I've got nothing left to say.
I've got nothing left to say.
I've got nothing left to say.
Track Name: The Dancer of Beale Street
Smokey's been around forever.
He always gets his way:
dancing in the aisles and leaving smiles in his wake.

When we get back to Chicago,
we've got to go to Kingston Mines.
He'll be dancing all winter long up there.

They say we're living,
but we won't know anything about it 'till we go there
and you've been dancing all night long with me.

You're pale and cold,
cheeks are flushed and red like a silly snowman.
See you dancing all night long with me.

Living in a foggy mirror,
he kinda looks like Booker T.
Now that he's with a humble style of his own.
Living in the minute, but living long and lively,
except a shadow, by the weekend, near and far and in between.

They really don't know what to do or say, or to stay or go,
when he smiles and says "I'll see you all winter long with me."
"Your baby don't know that she's got a soul in pain, and you gotta heal it in Chicago all winter long with me."
Track Name: Frenchmen Street Poem
Southern heat in temporary recession
subtly greets lovers ultimate progression.
A celebration in bright streetcar or darkened sky,
shouting in moonlit devotions as the river flows by.

Promises kept in tune make a resonant affirmation,
as the bands set up to play on a dozen stages.

A New Orleans honeymoon pulls with creative gravitation,
and the sidewalks crawl with intriguing inspiration.
The muses speak without any hesitation,
inscribing their artistry on a fresh wedding album's pages.