Closer Than Strangers

Closer Than Strangers

BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

an acoustic folk duo with guitar/vocals and cello

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God & Ghosts

Written By: Greg Baroni

She believes in the greater good
Where every man does what everyone should
Now I don't have her heart to break
But I gave to her my soul to take, because

She's too good to leave alone
Too good to leave alone
All my days spent eyes wide closed
All my life I've known

She believes in god and ghosts
Says that we are never truly alone
Now I don't know about any of those things
But I won't take from her the comfort it brings, because

She's too good to leave alone
Too good to leave alone
All my faith said why not hope, but all my brains said go
She's too good to leave alone
Too good to leave alone
Makes me forget everything I know
She's too good to leave alone

She believes in god and ghosts
One of those things is what scares me the most

She's too good to leave alone
Too good to leave alone
Makes me forget everything I know
Too good to leave alone

She's too good to leave alone
Too good to leave alone
Makes me want to leave everything I own
She's too good to leave alone

Eloise

Written By: Greg Baroni

I want to know what you’re thinking now
There’s something troubling about the look in your eyes
Well I know I’ve been sinking down
Because sometimes I forget that your world is not mine

Eloise, you are something so sweet
The trouble is, you can’t change me
Eloise, your heart is so close to mine
I’ve been thinking about letting you try
Eloise, you are something so sweet
Just save me please, Eloise

I am the rain and you are the sun
One without the other and there’s never any chance we’ll survive
But on the ground we become
The very thing to forgive and begin new life

Eloise, you are something so sweet
The trouble is, you can’t change me
Eloise, your heart is so close to mine
I’ve been thinking about letting you try
Eloise, you are something so sweet
You’re the sole being that can change me

Middling Man

Written By: Greg Baroni

Somewhere down below the surface
there's a meaning, there's a purpose that we share
She knows how I'm wired
But she pleads for me to find the higher prayer

Should I tell her that I'm just a middling man
Should I tell her that I've made no greater plans
Should I tell her I can't stay here, even though I really can
Should I tell her that I'm just a middling man

Somewhere down below the water
there's a tarnished silver dollar that I spared
wishing for a wife and daughter
now they share their auburn colored hair

should I tell her that I'm just a middling man
Should I tell her that I've made no greater plans
Should I tell her I can't stay here even though I really can
Should I tell her that I'm just a middling man

Why do you act like silver hoops are holding down your hands
You dig yourself a deeper hole than any other man

Should I tell when it looks like I'm not trying I'm really trying hard as I can
to fit into this frame and mount it just above the mantel for our friends
She recognized my smile from the bottom of a pile of repairs
She will paint the walls and old stairs, I will fix the table and the chairs

Should I tell her that I'm just a middling man
Should I tell her that I've made no greater plans
Should I tell her I can't stay here even though I really can
Should I tell her that I'm just a middling man

Thieves & Liars

Written By: Greg Baroni

There I was in the desert when I came upon a solitary man
He said if you identify my footsteps you can follow in my path
Soon thieves and liars had me digging for diamonds in the sand
When the last grain of the hour fell, they'd pour another glass

And all the visions of diamonds and silver and gold
Are not the sights for the honest man to behold
Believe me brother if you set out for that golden road
And you go that way, you go that way alone

Even a chariot of sunlight blazing across the sky
Is a poor excuse for amazing after looking in your eyes
The thieves and liars had me thinking I don't understand
Until you come along and knock down the giants with your little hands

Chorus repeats

There's an army of fireflies like a million tiny moons in the dark
You laugh and we sing an old folk song while they're tickling your arm
The thieves and liars wish they knew such riches as these
But not with every dollar that they stole could they buy this from me

Chorus repeats