Dave Caruso

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Elizabeth Parker

Written By: Dave Caruso

Elizabeth Parker
Words and music ©2003 by Dave Caruso
A Sunday rain beats down upon a Sunday town
The streets are empty -- everybody's underground
And there's Elizabeth -- she's asking you to stay
They don't know what they're missing
They sit at home watching tunnelvision
They say, "Hide away when the sky grows darker,
Don't go 'round with Elizabeth Parker"

The weekend vanished like a summer holiday
So many childhood friends have long since moved away
But still Elizabeth is begging you to stay
The local superstition
Is stuck between reward and ambition
It says, "Don't swim out past the nautical marker
Don't go 'round with Elizabeth Parker"

We knew we'd end up somewhere
And we talked of moving out and going far
We started at the shoreline
And made it all the way to the back of her car
I couldn't bear to stay here
Cause I know she'd never leave -- it's just too hard

The island sun beats down on a small downriver town
From the pier to the river road she knew I'd come around
Again Elizabeth's compelling me to stay
I took the path less traveled
Turned my heel as the road unraveled
Though it's getting dark and it might get darker
Once more 'round with Elizabeth Parker

I'm Not Finished Yet

Written By: Dave Caruso

I'm Not Finished Yet
Words and music ©1987 by Dave Caruso
Man takes his stand against another man
Over who can claim a piece of clay
Two soldiers left on the field of battle but only one will walk away
As the bullet rips the air, in the moment that he hears it there
The one who won't be walking thinks of his children and his wife
He took it there in the sand, he gripped his chest with his hands
And cried out to no one, "I'm not finished yet"

He said: I'm not finished yet, I haven't reached as high as I can get
And I was put down here for a reason
Not just to pass the change of season
So don't take me now cause I'm not finished yet
Don't take me now cause I'm not finished yet

She got sick and tired of sweating strength away
Kissing up to a tease of romance
Had a close scrape with a razor blade
And now she's giving life another chance
Til she tried to give it away, she dragged herself through her days
Half hoping someone soon would come and take away her pain
But now she understands: she holds her fate in her own hands
And says a prayer that starts with, "I'm not finished yet..."

And she says: I'm not finished yet
I haven't reached as high as I can get
And I was put down here for a reason
Not just to pass the change of season
So don't take me now cause I'm not finished yet
Don't take me now cause I'm not finished yet

[SOLO]

You've got to understand: you hold your fate in your own hands
Get up--don't let life pass you by -- it ain't over yet
And just say: I'm not finished yet
I haven't reached as high as I can get
And we're only here for the season -- just past the age of reason
So don't take me now, cause I'm not finished yet
Don't take me now cause I'm not finished yet

I'm Not Finished Yet

Written By: Dave Caruso

I'm Not Finished Yet
Words and music ©1987 by Dave Caruso
Man takes his stand against another man
Over who can claim a piece of clay
Two soldiers left on the field of battle but only one will walk away
As the bullet rips the air, in the moment that he hears it there
The one who won't be walking thinks of his children and his wife
He took it there in the sand, he gripped his chest with his hands
And cried out to no one, "I'm not finished yet"

He said: I'm not finished yet, I haven't reached as high as I can get
And I was put down here for a reason
Not just to pass the change of season
So don't take me now cause I'm not finished yet
Don't take me now cause I'm not finished yet

She got sick and tired of sweating strength away
Kissing up to a tease of romance
Had a close scrape with a razor blade
And now she's giving life another chance
Til she tried to give it away, she dragged herself through her days
Half hoping someone soon would come and take away her pain
But now she understands: she holds her fate in her own hands
And says a prayer that starts with, "I'm not finished yet..."

And she says: I'm not finished yet
I haven't reached as high as I can get
And I was put down here for a reason
Not just to pass the change of season
So don't take me now cause I'm not finished yet
Don't take me now cause I'm not finished yet

[SOLO]

You've got to understand: you hold your fate in your own hands
Get up--don't let life pass you by -- it ain't over yet
And just say: I'm not finished yet
I haven't reached as high as I can get
And we're only here for the season -- just past the age of reason
So don't take me now, cause I'm not finished yet
Don't take me now cause I'm not finished yet