WANTED TO LOVE YOU 

   Sometimes I think 

Sometimes I wonder why 

Why am I even here 

Why do I even try 

  

Everybody Wanted to Love you 

Everybody wanted to care 

We all wanted to love you 

We all wanted to be there 

I talk to you 

It always goes sideways 

A million excuses 

For My disappointment & pain 

  

We thought your Julia 

Was gonna save your soul 

But you cut that lifeline 

Irresponsibly, out of control 

C2018 Cody Lee

 

 

BIRTHDAY SONG (written 12/01/19-my birthday) 

Beatles, Kinks, & Who & Stones 

Animals, Zombies, Turning me on 

High school dreams and high school girls 

Pretty much sums up my whole world 

MacDougal Street and Central Park 

Fillmore East with a hippie’s heart 

Lillian’s apartment while she’s gone 

Dumbass boy, trying to get it on 

  

Oh, oh, oh, this dreams alive 2x 

  

Over to London & Peter Green 

I’m 18, an idiot and he’s crazy 

Jump to Boston & Johanna Wild 

Glam rock boys without much style 

Berklee now, improve my skills 

Roxbury’s charms gonna cure my ills 

Back to New York, please dear God 

Let the mighty Dictators do the job 
 

S.I.R. and humping gear 

Falcon Eddy, 79’s our year 

CB’s, Max’s and Gildersleeves 

Patty, Chrissy & Dixie 

Depeche Mode meant the end was near 

Cocaine & whisky worse than beer 

Crash & burn, dreams in a blaze 

Ah do I miss my rock’n’roll days? 
  

A boy from Hanoi and 2 blackhearts 

Cocaine dreams and A CBS card 

Things went crashing pretty hard 

‘til a college girl stole my heart 

Delta Kings & Phoenix dues 

I finally learned to play some blues 

2018, and here I am 

I survived; I’m a lucky man 

C2019 CODY LEE

DO YOU GOT LOVE

  

You say “it’s been grand darling”, 

But we ain’t gonna make it to the finish line 

I say, `I understand darling 

But not to put on it a point too fine 

  

Do you got love 

Don’t Lie to me 

Do you got love 

Waiting in the wings for you 

  

Came to me, when you were down & out 

Hard to be a stranger in town 

Now I’m starting to figure out 

I can only guess what it’s all about 

You say some space would do us good 

but good ain’t what you’re giving me 

you ain’t treating me like you should 

why you gotta put the big hurt on me 

C2019 CODY LEE

TIME 

Time will tell 

Time will know 

Time will soon reveal 

The biggest truths 

The smallest lies 

How we really feel 

  

It’s all right, It’s alright. 

It’s all right, It’s alright 

  

Time will love 

Time will hate 

Time will heal all wounds 

No matter what 

You did last night 

No matter and to whom 

  

Time be gentle 

Time be hard 

Time sees everything 

Who was good? 

Who was bad? 

Where we’ve ever been 

C2018 Dario Cohen 

Good Loving Can’t Save You 

I’m wasting time on loving you 

I’m wasting time, got better things to do 

I’m wasting time on loving you 

I’m giving up; I’ve done all I can do 

  

GOOD LOVIN' CAN'T SAVE YOU

And Money won’t fix you 

Good loving can’t save you 

No matter what I do 

  

I’ve had enough; I’ve done all I can do 

I’ve had enough; I’m through with you 

I’ve had enough; A million ways I’ve tried 

I’ve tried hard enough, now I’m gonna let it die 

  

Your mama crushed you every single day 

Your daddy loved you in a sinister way 

I understand how you got this way 

But I’ve run out of time, I’ve got to run away 

c2018 Cody Lee 

  

        

GONNA LET IT RIDE

Gonna Let It Ride 

Gonna Let it ride 

Ride it every day 

Gonna let it ride 

Ride it ‘til the end of the day 

Well, I’m a pretty lucky guy 

My baby just won’t leave me alone 

She loves me just the way I am 

Always happy to come home 

Lucky to wear the clothes that I want 

Lucky, in most things, it’s true 

So I can show some flexibility 

When I’m talkin’ to you 

  

Dark clouds may come into your life 

Nobody rides for free 

But I wouldn’t trade a single day or night 

For even a $1.03.80 

only a fool would look at what I got 

And claim he’s unhappy 

Everyday is a blessed event 

Since Fall Two-Zero- Sixteen A.D. 

C2018 Cody Lee

 



SHE'S STILL BREAKING HEARTS 
 

She’s still breaking hearts 

Like it’s 2002 

She’s still breaking hearts 

I’m in line after you 

She’s a runner she’ll blind you with love 

She’s a runner ‘til she’s had enough 

She’s a runner; She’s so fierce & tough 

Her spirit is free, always will be 

Don’t try to change her now 

  

She’s still breaking hearts… 

  

She’s a runner with a brilliant mind 

She’s a runner, of the traveling kind 

She’s a runner, you’re on borrowed time
Her spirit is free, always will be 

Don’t try to change her now

She’s still breaking hearts… 

  

She’s a runner and be happy just 

She’s a runner, just to feel her love 

She’s a runner, When she’s had enough
Her spirit is free, always will be 

Don’t try to change her now

She’s still breaking hearts… 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                c2018 Cody Lee 

           NOTHIN' GOING ON

 

I call you up 

You don’t answer the phone 

I feel messed up 

I feel so alone 

In silence, now I suffer 

  

Cause, there’s nothing’s going on 

Nothing’s going on 

There’s nothing’s going on 

Between us 

  

I call you up 

I feel so alone 

Haven’t I suffered enough? 

Let me please come hom 

Tell me what ‘s it gonna take 

  

Won’t you call me back? 

I’m losing my mind 

This is no act 

I’m running out of time 

I’m nothing now without you 

C2018 Cody Lee 




GYPSY ANYMORE
  

I went to see the gypsy yesterday 

My Baby, she’s got me in a dreadful state 

Oh, she never seems to keen 

Anymore on wanting me 

I went to see the Gypsy, I went to see the gypsy I went to see the gypsy, yesterday 

  

I told the gypsy, my Mama didn’t come home last night 

The gypsy’s eyes sparkled while mine just cried & cried 

Then she told me not to worry 

But the look in her eyes said, “worry” 

I went to see the Gypsy, I went to see the gypsy I went to see the gypsy, yesterday 

  

Oh the gypsy stole my love and she is 

Nowhere to be found 

Oh the gypsy stole my love and I hope 

It’s a big enough town 

Cause I feel it big, I feel it deep 

Since you put me down 

Gypsy what you do to me 

I finally figured out 

I went to see the gypsy yesterday 

Gypsy, gypsy, gypsy, I’m in an mournful state 

Cause now just where  I know 

She gets her fortune told 

So, I don’t go see that gypsy, don’t go see my gypsy, I don’t go to that gypsy, anymore 

  

C2018 Cody Lee

  

ALL TOMORROW'S PARTIES

  

 And what costume shall the poor girl wear 

To all tomorrow's parties 

A hand-me-down dress from who knows where 

To all tomorrow's parties 

And where will she go, and what shall she do 

When midnight comes around 

She'll turn once more to Sunday's clown and cry behind the door 

And what costume shall the poor girl wear 

To all tomorrow's parties 

Why silks and linens of yesterday's gowns 

To all tomorrow's parties 

And what will she do with Thursday's rags 

When Monday comes around 

She'll turn once more to Sunday's clown and cry behind the door 

And what costume shall the poor girl wear 

To all tomorrow's parties 

For Thursday's child is Sunday's clown 

For whom none will go mourning 

A blackened shroud 

A hand-me-down gown 

Of rags and silks, a costume 

Fit for one who sits and cries 

For all tomorrow's parties 

Songwriters: Lou Reed 

All Tomorrow's Parties lyrics © Sony ATV Music Pub LLC 

  

TOO MUCH ON MY MIND
 

There’s Too Much on my mind 

There’s too much on my mind 

And I can’t sleep at night thinking it about it 

I’m thinking all the time 

There’s too much on my mind 

It seems there’s more to life than just to live it 

  

There’s too much on my mind 

and there is nothing I can say 

There’s too much on my mind 

And there is nothing I can do 

About it, About it 

  

My thoughts just weigh me down 

And drag me to the ground 

And shake my head ‘til there’s no more life in me 

It’s ruining my brain 

I’ll never be the same 

My poor demented mind is slowly going 

  

There’s too much on my mind 

and there is nothing I can say 

There’s too much on my mind 

And there is nothing I can do 

About it, About it 

  

Solo over verse 

  

Chorus 

  

Fade 

written by Raymond Douglas Davies 

EVERYTHING  (110) 

I will be your everything, if you want me to 

I will be your everything, if you want me to 

Let be your everything, I can be your everything 

I will be your everything, if you want me to 

  

You can be my everything, if you just want to 

You can be my everything, if you just want to 

I can be your everything, you can be my everything 

You can be my everything, if you just want to 

  

We can be our everything, if we just want to 

We can be our everything, if we just want to 

We could be a queen & king, we could be anything 

We can be our everything, if we just want to 

I can be your everything 

You can be my everything 

We can be our everything, if we just want to 

2018 CODY LEE

Bounder
  
I was a drifter,
I was a bounder
I was a waste of your time
I was a no good
Lover of women
Filled with malice & pride
Well, somewhere in the back of my mind
You could hear me cryin’…
 
Send me some sweetness
Send me some tenderness
Send me some joyfulness
Send me someone to love
Send me some kindness
Some human fineness
Send me some happiness
Send me someone to love

 
You were a beauty
A seventh wonder
What the hell you need with me
Just a scrappy
Guitar player
Another idiot with a dream
Well, somewhere in the back of my mind
You could hear me cryin’…
 
Holier love than I’ve
Ever known, equal
To the glory of Rome
Spiritual, Majestic,
Close to perfect
Cosmic to the bone
Well, somewhere in the back of my mind
You could hear me cryin’…

c2016 Cody Lee

 75
 
Tell me darlin’Tell me what troublin’ you
Tell me darlin’What makes my baby blue 
Did someone tell you something
That didn’t turn out true
Broke your heart in 75
Places, it’s true
 
Tell Me darlin’
Let me comfort you
Let me comfort you
I will comfort you

 
Tell me Darlin’
Boss man worrying you
Tell me darlin’
Is there something I can do
Cheer you up a little
Cheer you up , a lot
There are, at least, 75
Tricks, I got
 
Tell me darlin’
Really bad day or what
Tell me darlin’
Show me your cuts
(Let me nurse your cuts)
Did the world open its big maw
Try to drag you in
Doncha worry, 75
cool other things
 
c2016 Cody Lee

I'M HERE

I lived in the shadows
I made not a sound
I lived with the whispers
I kept my heart down
I did not, Lord, say a word
No matter what someone said
Even when it hurt
I did not lose my head

I'm here
No matter what you say
I’m not running away
I’m Here,
I’m never going to change
I’m not going away… Going away from here


Maybe, it gets better
I can only hope so
There’s a pain to being fearful
And a loneliness that grows
I’m your brother & your sister
Mother, Father, or your friend
When someone says something ugly
Please don’t say nothing

Lord knows that I’ve been patient
For the world to catch up with me
Must it be a special occasion or
Must I move to the big city
I just love who I love
As much as I humanly can
Ain’t that enough for you Brother
what doncha understand

c2016 Cody Lee

IT'S JUST RAINING

Some days are just glorious
Some days, not so hot
Sometimes I’m notorious
Sometimes, I’m just not
I know some people need everything
And some don’t have enough
I don’t know how much more I need
I’m fine with just your love

It’s Just raining, It’s just raining
It’s just raining down on me, and I don’t mind
It’s Just raining, It’s just raining
It’s just raining down on me, and I feel fine


I could’ve been somebody
I should’ve been someone
But I’m AOK with the way it is
I have my fair share of fun
I’d love to set this world on fire
Yet, other times, run away
Only thing I’m sure of today
The way I felt yesterday

Some times, the sun is shining
And I love the way it feels
Some days the sun stays hiding
It’s just no big deal
I smile when I wake up
Smilin’ when I’m beat & dead
Baby doncha know it,
I’m smilin’ in our bed

c2016 Cody Lee

NO WORDS

I won’t talk
Not gonna speak
Not a sound
I Promise, Not a peep
No words
No fear
Something precious/holy
Going on around here

NO WORDS
NO SOUNDS


Through this door
We will go
So sweet & gentle
Kind & slow
We shouldn’t, we know
No words
No Sounds
Something sacred/precious
Holy Going Down

NO WORDS
NO SOUNDS

 
Hold me in your arms forever
Tell me how this isn’t better
Then anything we have, anything we had
Anything We wanted to do

So we’re off
And on our own
Late in the night
We find ourselves all alone
Something sacred/precious
Holy Going Down
Darkness is
Our last refuge
Skin on Skin
Sweet deluge
 
NO WORDS
NO SOUNDS


c2016 Cody Lee

SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN

What a dream I had
What a dream it was
What a dream I had
I dreamt about love
A world where no one cries
A world WHERE love won’t hide
 
Gimme something to believe in
Something to strive for
Gimme something to believe in
Something magic waits outside my door

 
People didn't care
All love was fine
People just didn't care
Folks just didn't mind
What you do & who
Angels in heaven, lovin’ YOU
 
There'll be no judge or jury
No one looking down on me
No judge or jury
Everybody gonna be free
I do what I want
I do what I please...

c2016 Cody Lee

YOU SAY IT'S OVER

You say it’s over
and over makes me sad
You say it’s over
And over feels so bad
Tell me what am I supposed
to do without you
Tell me how am I supposed
To live without you

You say it’s all right
Maybe, we just run our course
You say it’s all right
People do get lost
Tell me what am I supposed
to do without you
Tell me how am I supposed
To live without you

You say don’t cry
As you give me one last kiss
you say don’t cry
But it’s you I’m going to miss
Tell me what am I supposed
to do without you
Tell me how am I supposed
To live without you

c2016 Cody Lee

MOJO DARLIN'

The love of a good woman
Is everything & More
Everything feels better
When you walk through my door
I had you in my mind
For a long, long time

Lovin’ you is good
Lovin’ you is grand
Loving you is everything darlin’
{ I’m not confused now darlin’}
I understand


Mythologized in Song
Written about in books
You got mojo, darlin’
What? I’m lost in your looks
you are my one love
The one who cuts across time

My Hippie girl in A sundress
Slum goddess, Lower East side
My Post-punk-Bop princess
My indie Poet, nurse, slash, Bride
Accouterments adorn you
Long to be on you

c2016 Cody Lee
 
KINGDOM COME

This is serious
I’m not kidding
this world has lost its bearings
everything is
inside out
Don’t  know just where we’re heading
woh, oh, oh, oh,
Kingdom Come

Now the volume’s
getting louder
I can’t hear  above the shouters
little liars, Mass deceivers,
Truth’s on fire, True believers,
woh, oh, oh, oh,
Kingdom Come

Truth for sale
on every corner
use it to get what you want
promise the glory of the kingdom
promise what never was

 

Television
keeps us busy
Distracts us from the dreary

Little white men
Scream all day
Carney hucksters, big payday
woh, oh, oh, oh,
Kingdom Come

Well, Now we got real
blood on our hands
Freedom cries  across our great land
it’s all over
‘cept the blaming
hope ya found it entertaining

woh, oh, oh, oh,
Kingdom Come
C2014 Cody Lee

WHAT LUCKY LOOKS LIKE

It’s been so long, I don’t know what lucky looks like
Does it come in a box, bow on the top, wrapped nice
Some kind of club, guy at the door, won't let me in
There's women drink & more
It’s been so long, It’s been so long, It’s been so long,
I don’t know what lucky looks like

It’s been so long, I don’t know what money feels like
Does it buy ya lots of lovin’, buy ya lotsa squeezin’ all night
Does it make ya feel grand, Like the king of some ‘Stan
High fives everywhere, you’re everybody’s man
It’s been so long, It’s been so long, It’s been so long,
I don’t know what lucky looks like

It’s getting harder everyday
Like a two ton hammer, poundin’ away
I know somehow, I know someday
I know my bad luck streak, has got to change

It’s been so long, I don’t know what lovin’ feels like
Still lotsa naked, skin on skin, all right!
Does it make ya feel cool, someone cares about you
High on a mountain, no one touches you
It’s been so long, It’s been so long, It’s been so long,
I don’t know what lovin’ feels like
C2014 Cody Lee

Good & Bad Times

Some mornings I get up, I wonder if I have the finer stuff
Sometime it feels like, Acoupla guys, Bad boys in the alley, mess me up
Woo ooh,, I don’t know, Woo ooh, I don’t know
If I can make it, if I can… take it
If I held my head up, and sing my voice to the sky
Will you be mine forever Through the good & bad times,
good & bad times

I signed up a long time ago, I signed on for better or for worse
If we need extra money, honey, I can go off and learn to be a nurse
Woo ooh, I’m worried for you
Woo ooh, I’m rootin’ for you…for you
if you can make it, If you can take itIf I held my head up, and sing my voice to the sky
Will you be mine forever Through the good & bad times,
good & bad times

Time can do all kinds of things, do a number on folks like us
All we gotta do now darlin’, is show ‘em , we’re made of sterner stuffAnita
Woo ooh, we should know, woo ooh, do we really ever know,I
If we can Make it, if we can Take it
f I held my head up, and sing my voice to the sky
Will you be mine forever Through the good & bad times,
good & bad times
If I raise my voice up, sing my bootless cries 
Will you be mine forever Through the good & bad times
c2014 Cody Lee

Anita (For Anita Pallenberg)

Anita, you were sixties cool
Young, ultra-stylish & exotic too
every move you made, for me rang true
Made every teenage boy fall hard for you

Anita, I see you
in everything I do
you’re the reason and the cool
I did it all for you
(last chorus)
I signed on, cause of you

Rebel love was what you gave
Weren’t worried about no early grave
a muse, with such sex & style
Your Fingerprints darlin’, all over Exile

As honest as I’ll ever be
I wanted someone like you for me
I’ll never forget all you done
Anita, it’s been a glorious run

Anita, I see you
in everything I do
you’re the reason and the cool
I signed on, cause of you

Anita, I can still see you
in your minis &, furs & boots
Long legged, forever 22…

c2014 Cody Lee

Drop My Money

Times are getting tough now baby, I could write a book
Times are getting rough now baby, everywhere you look
Times are getting hard to beat, hard to get around
Those crazy things
I used to love, really bring me down

DROP MY MONEY ON A HOTEL WITH YOU 2x

Sun don’t shine everyday, Sun don’t shine a lot
God knows what we gone & done, into ourselves just got
I don’t know how or why but, baby you’re comin’ my way
What the hell, it’s all we got, in these so-called better days

DROP MY MONEY ON A HOTEL WITH YOU 2x

Sad but true, I’ve been reduced to all you see just now
Shattered shell of use-ta-be, stupid, dumb & proud
My better judgment ceased to work, so many
drinks ago
C’mon darlin’, I won’t resist, when you say it’s time to leave & go

DROP MY MONEY ON A HOTEL WITH YOU 2x
c2013 Cody Lee

Want

I want, I want everything
I want, even some of your things
I want all I want
I want all you have
I want, I want, I want, 
Endlessly, Endlessly

I want, a whole lot more than you
I want, shiny, vintage, old & new
I want all I want
I want all you have
I want, I want, I want, 
Endlessly, Endlessly

I want, like EVERY other human being
I want. What never CAN be
I want all I want
I want all you have
I want, I want, I want, 
Endlessly, Endlessly
Wanta wanta wanta, I want
Wanta wanta wanta, I want
Wanta wanta wanta, I want
c2013 Cody Lee

Gonna Get Myself A Big One
 

I’m gonna get myself a big one
The biggest in the world
The one that impresses everyone
Especially you girls
Gonna get myself a big one
Maybe Car or implant
One that can travel anywhere
Or One So Proudly Stands

Gonna get myself a big one
It’s the American way
Gonna get myself a big one, 
Even if it’s Fading away

 

Gonna get myself a big one
Guaranteed to impress
The Bigger, The Better
And Better’s Always Best
Gonna Spend it, like I Print it
Who cares about you rest
The More You Have, The Less You Need
It’s the Measure Of your Success

Gonna Get Myself A Big One
It’s gonna Mean Everything
When I get myself a big One
Will I finally get To Be King

I’m gonna Pour myself a big one
Maybe even an umbrella on top
Sun shining on my Special World, it’s Rock ‘em, sock ‘em, Bop
Don’t need no stinkin’ Poetry
Or deep feelings of Human Love
I’m Numb from owning everything  
I’ve ever dreamt of…
c2012 Cody Lee


Pretty Damn Fine

I’ve seen the abyss
Yeah, I’ve looked down
This crack in the earth
But I held my ground,  
Cause I’m…

Pretty damn fine
The way I feel these days
I’m Pretty damn fine
And I aim to stay this way
Sing it, Oh, Yeah, Yeah, (3x)
I’m Pretty damn fine

I took some hits
That’s The least of it
Sure, it hurt me a bit
But, I was fortified by it,
Cause I’m…

Well, this world’s done thrown
everything it has
Buy me off with a bone
Tried to kick my ass
But it’s all been for naught
Cause I get this game
And I won’t be bought
And I won’t be played
Cause I’m…
c2012Cody Lee

Fast (For Lee, Kathy & Chris)

This world moves fast
Goes where it wants to go
This world moves so fast
We’re never in control
There are times,
Where we can’t let go

Some thing’s don’t last
Some things just won’t last
Some  things just Don’t last
This world is 4x
fast

This world moves fast
And can be so cruel
This world moves fast
Rips things from you
Before you’re done
Giving all you have

It Just Not fair
You’re not here
How I’m s’posed to sleep at night
It’s nothing I said
It’s nothing I did
I can’t even make it right

This world is fast
Maybe, I’ll love again
This world is fast
I can count on my friends
We never know, 
where this road will go
c2013 Cody Lee

Everybody's In The Sky Tonight

Everybody’s in the sky tonight
Everybody gonna be alright
Tonight, tonight
Everybody’s in the sky tonight
Everybody’s gonna feel alright
Tonight, tonight

Let the magic be your guide tonight
Let the magic make you feel alright
Tonight, tonight
Let the magic be your eyes tonight
Let the magic be your ride tonight
Tonight, tonight

Let the mystic be your eyes tonight
Let the mystic be your sight tonight
Tonight, tonight
Let the mystic be your eyes tonight
Let the spirits be your guide tonight
Tonight, tonight`
C2014 Cody Lee