Biting the Hand

by Ross Green

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released June 4, 2014

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Ross Green Calgary, Alberta

(written in the 3rd person so people think i have a whole team of p.r. people clacking away at computers to promote my soaring musical career)
Ross was in some bar bands back in the 80's that you never heard of. They played Western Canada and wore really embarrassing clothes.
All monies gained from purchases of songs will be donated his charity Music Seeds International.
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Track Name: Biting The Hand
Biting the Hand

Took a walk up along the street of old habits,
stopped by window, reflected there
Through the pane I saw a desire,
in a cage of discontent
And I would like to reach it,
reach through the pain that keeps it
And as I try reach it,
I bite the hand that tries to free it

And oh, I can talk about freedom; maybe it's hard to reach through these bars
Oh I can talk about freedom; baby it's hard to reach through these bars
Biting the hand that frees me, too hard

On the road to higher pastures,
stuck between greed and passion
saw a sign, on a hill,
overlooking satisfaction
And I would like reach it,
follow the signs that lead me
And I tried to read them,
I blind the eyes that try to see them

Chorus

Ross Green©1994
Track Name: Shine
Shine

You found some wisdom in a diary, in a tattered old box under the bed
When the words were read you had to laugh and shake your head
Words of wisdom from a boy not turned ten yet

Up in the closet in the magazine
was a make-believe letter that you got from James Dean
It said to meet him on the street at midnight
We'll go down to the boxcars and catch a train before daylight

Now that you're far from home, you'll have to start again,
We know you're going to make it
When you were all alone, you're not the only one,
Whoever thought you'd make it. Whoever thought you'd make it
Whoever thought you'd make it. You never thought you'd make it
But now you shine

You gave up baseball cards for cigarettes
And the Superman costume’s in the bottom of your treasure chest
You don't see much of your heroes anymore
Hercules and Aquaman have all but turned into ghosts

Poured into your cup of innocence was a little cynicism with a bitter twist
That didn't stop you you weren't beaten yet
You learned to stop the bullets
while you were waiting for fate to beat the path

Now that you're far from home you'll have to start again
We know you're gonna to make it
When you were all alone, you're not the only one
Whoever thought you'd make it. Whoever thought you'd make it
Whoever thought you'd make it. You never thought you'd make it
Now you shine

And there were poppers just to keep you up
Celestine prophets brought you days of love
And the man behind the eyes could see it coming
And welcome it with open arms

You are too far from home,
You are the only one who knows you’re gonna make it
And when your vision is gone, you know you'll have to make it

We know you're going to make it

Bob Richard/Steve Hall © 1993
Track Name: Cinderella
Cinderella

All dressed in white she walks down to the altar
Seems her life has just begun
A lonely bridesmaid standing behind her
Wishing that she was the one

Poor Cinderella was leaving at midnight
There's a girl who had to run
The lonely Prince is holding a slipper
Looking for the missing one, missing one

Hey Cinderella where are you running
The night is warm winds of love are blowing
Is there something that you left behind
To help me find this new love of mine
She says it's not the way it seems this is not the way it seems at all

Always the bridesmaid and not the bride
A sense of gloom in far too much pride
Locked in her room Cindy sheds a tear
Thinking the Prince will not find her there
He'd give anything to see her, anything at all

Cinderella don't you despair, true love will find you anywhere
Lonely prince don't give up, look where you don't expect to find love

Poor Cinderella was leaving at midnight
There’s a girl who had to run
A lonely prince is holding a slipper
Looking for the missing one

All dressed in white she walks down to the altar, seems her life has just begun
A lonely bridesmaid standing behind her, wishing that she was the one
Cinderella is leaving at midnight, she's a girl who had to run
The lonely Prince is trying to find you, to tell you you're the only one
Cinderella you're leaving at midnight, your girl who's got to run
A lonely prince is holding a slipper, looking for the missing one


Ross Green © 1992
Track Name: Long Way to Go
Long Way to Go

Wanna Fly away tonight, leave the past behind it's about time
Time escapes my hands I know that sooner or later we've got a move on
But there you are, hiding out of my dreams
There you are…

Oh I've got a long way to go, I've got a long way to go to get you off my mind
Oh I've got a long way to go, I've got a long way to go but I've got lots of time

Ghosts of summer and the fall hold me dear one and all
I can hear your voices call
Ghosts of spring and Christmas past I still have your photographs
It's enough to drive a man into the future


Oh I've got a long way to go, I've got a long way to go to get you off my mind
Oh I've got a long way to go, I've got a long way to go but I've got lots of time

Oh this flight is far from done, we've got open skies
over time, we overcome, leave it far behind
Oh I've got lots of time

Oh I've got a long way to go, I've got a long way to go to get you off my mind
Oh I've got a long way to go, I've got a long way to go but I've got lots of time

©1989
Track Name: Of Love
Of Love

Seems that we have got these enemies
I don't remember making these
What do they want from you and me

See the people frantic scurrying
Mouths that flap like broken wings
Speak in tongues of jealousy

Of love, of all these things, of all the possibilities
I love, of all these things. Of the course of you and me

Looking back falling at lightning speed
From the edge of gravity
Caught with both feet jumping in

We don't believe it's happening
So begins the questioning
Do you think you're deserving

Of love, of all these things, of all the possibilities
I love, of all these things. Of the course of you and me

I would like to kiss you passionately
Leave my impression on your wing
Beautiful angel fall for me

When we spin so fast it's hard to breathe
Blinded by intensity
Acting out this fantasy

Of love, of all these things, of all the possibilities
I love, of all these things. Of the course of you and me


Ross Green © 1997
Track Name: Brother
Brother

Hailed a cab along the great highway,
He said goodbye to all the baggage he had dragged around for far too long
The driver said don't worry son, there’s plenty more where that came from
And then he turned the meter on

I came across a man he was standing by the river he had lost a son
The current there was very strong
As I helped him to the taxi he was wondering if he had done,
All he could of done

Oh no, brothers gone into the river
Someone, send him out a line
Oh no, brothers gone into the river
Someone, help him make it to the other side

Brother hand me down your bags
They’ve been on your shoulders far too long
Get inside the car and relax,
You know we don't have to talk about, anything at all


Oh no, brothers gone into the river
Someone, send him out a line
Oh no, brothers gone into the river
Someone, help him make it to the other side

Mother, father, you’ve done your time
Brother, hang on, we've got a long way to go tonight


Oh no, brothers gone into the river
Someone, send him out a line
Oh no, brothers gone into the river
Someone, help him make it to the other side
Help him make it to the other side
Help him make it to the other side

Hailed a cab along the great highway
I said goodbye to all the baggage I had dragged around for far too long



Ross Green © 1992
Track Name: Turning Around
Turning Around

My mind is spinning in my world is on fire
It's hard to leave here when I lost that desire
I guess we knew that, things could come down to this

When are worlds are so different it's time for change
Things will be better when I'm on my way
Maybe you have it figured out, oh honey I wish I did
I see the world it's moving faster, sometimes too fast we have to…

Hold on, onto the merry-go-round
Sometimes I fall to the ground
Picking the pieces up, turning around and around

This whole world may be out of control
When you feel that you are you’re not alone
Cause I'm right behind you wherever you are tonight

There are times when I shaken times when I scream
These are times to go crazy go out in dream
On these conditions I have gone through my life
I see the world it's moving faster, sometimes too fast we have to…

Hold on, onto the merry-go-round
Sometimes I fall to the ground
Picking the pieces up, turning around and around

I guess we move on, I guess that were learning
With every goodbye the world keeps on turning
Don't you ever forget the way that you make me smile

This love isn't gone, you're still my sister at heart
Baby I'll always miss the way that you cry
Oh I wish you were here tonight

Hold on, on to the merry-go-round.
Sometimes falling to the ground
Picking the pieces up, turning around
We are turning around and around

©1992
Track Name: Safe
Safe

Weather, rains, hurricanes, mother’s nature stakes her claim
Nursery rhymes, hidden crimes, what the hell is father time?
Love is tall, we are small, who will catch us when we fall?
Indisposed, in denial, mother's daughter latchkey child

Falling entangled to the slaughter, we are prey
Where is the God the Guardian angel to keep us safe?

In the garden of my youth, apple of my eye is bruised
From the fallen family tree, when the bough breaks, so do we
No acceptance, no exemptions, tell me where is our redemption?
Abandoned, you abandon me, trust on trial, guilty

Falling entangled to the slaughter, we are prey
Where is the God the Guardian angel to keep us safe?

We see the line, who is the writer ultimately?
I came across, but could a cross bear that synchronicity?
What is the truth, what did it do, did it set you free us?
You were the Muse, somehow I thought you were my sanctuary


Falling entangled to the slaughter, we are prey
Where is the God the Guardian angel to keep us safe?

Falling entangled to the slaughter, we are prey
Where is the God the Guardian angel to keep us safe?

Safe



Ross Green/Jesscia Stephenson © 1997
Track Name: The Laughter
The Laughter

Baby’s born, child is pure, full of innocence
Learns to walk, learns to see, peeking through the fence
Another day goes by, as we go through the gates
Learning to laugh and cry, and hope it's done with grace

In the lanes and schoolyards, in the corporate tents
Underneath the bottom line, innocence is swept
Another year goes by, we’re well into the game
Sometimes you win sometimes you lose,
and hope it's done with grace

And with all the confusion in this life
Sometimes it is hard to see the mirror that's in front of me
And with all the confusion in this life
Sometimes it is hard to hear the laughter over the fear

The blissfulness of ignorance I cannot call my lover
The more I see the more I hear the more I know I want to run for cover

And with all the confusion in this life
Sometimes it is hard to see the mirror that's in front of me
And with all the confusion in this life
Sometimes it is hard to hear the laughter over the fear

The laughter over the fear

©1994