J. Richard Murray

J. Richard Murray

BandAmericanaFolk

Songs with melodies! Alternative Folk + Celtic

Biography

J. Richard Murray lives in Indiana.
Daniel Curzon lives in San Francisco. They have never met in person, only online.

Lyrics

Down the Road (Are We There Yet?)

Written By: Daniel Curzon & J. Richard Murray

DOWN THE ROAD (Are We There Yet?)
by Daniel Curzon and J. Richard Murray
Copyright 2001
Verse #1
DOWN THE ROAD TO PEACE AND GLORY
THERE ARE HILLS TO CLIMB AND TOLLS TO PAY.
DOWN THE ROAD THERE IS A STORY --
WITH BUMPS AND CRITTERS IN THE WAY.
Verse #2
DOWN THE ROAD TO PEACE AND GLORY
WE’LL HAVE SOME BLIND SPOTS TO GET BY.
DOWN THE ROAD THERE IS A STORY --
TOO MUCH SUNLIGHT IN YOUR EYES.
Chorus
ARE WE THERE YET?
HOW DO WE KNOW?
ARE WE THERE YET?
SURE MOVIN’ SLOW.
SURE DO HOPE WE GET THERE SOON.
I SURE DO HOPE WE GET THERE SOON!
Verse #3
DOWN THE ROAD TO PEACE AND GLORY,
RIDING IN YOUR RATTLETRAP.
DOWN THE ROAD THERE IS A STORY --
WE’RE IN THE DARK WITHOUT A MAP.
Verse #4
DOWN THE ROAD TO PEACE AND GLORY
ARE CLOUDS OF DUST AND BLOWIN’ TRASH.
DOWN THE ROAD THERE IS A STORY --
FIRST YOU STALL -- AND THEN YOU CRASH!
Repeat Chorus

Bridge
add optional [near end right after the tinkly bell] SOOOOOON!

Ending Chorus
ARE WE THERE YET?
HOW DO WE KNOW?
ARE WE THERE YET?
SURE MOVIN’ SLOW.
I SURE DO HOPE WE GET THERE SOON.
SURE DO HOPE WE GET --
SURE DO HOPE WE GET THERE SOON,
I SURE DO HOPE WE GET THERE SOON!
(optional) OH, SOOOOON!

Class Reunions and Cockroaches

Written By: Daniel Curzon

CLASS REUNIONS AND COCKROACHES
Music and Lyrics by Daniel Curzon
415-585-3410/ email: curzon@pacbell.net

Chorus:
THE STARS KEEP ON BURNIN’.
THE WHEELS KEEP ON TURNIN’.
BUT NOBODY’S FIGURED OUT WHY.
CLASS REUNIONS AND COCKROACHES --WHY DO WE TRY?
CLASS REUNIONS AND COCKROACHES --THEY’LL NEVER DIE.
IS THIS THE WAY IT ALWAYS MUST BE?
AND I WONDER WHAT THEY THOUGHT OF ME.
AND I WONDER WHAT THEY THOUGHT OF ME.

Verse #1
THE GIRL THAT I HATED, THE PROM QUEEN, WAS FADED.
AND I BARELY REMEMBERED MY FRIENDS.
THE NERD NOW WAS HANDSOME,
THE CLASS CLOWN WAS LONESOME,
AND THE JOCK HAD SOME DOWN WITH TWO DOUBLE CHINS.

Repeat Chorus

Verse #2
THE ONE I ONCE WANTED SEEMED TIRED AND HAUNTED,
AND EVERYONE HAD SEEN BETTER HAIR.
SOME HAD ADVENTURES,
AND SOME HAD BAD DENTURES,
AND SWEET MARGARET MARY MCNABB WASN’T THERE.

Repeat Chorus

Verse #3
THE GIRL WHO HAD HEAD LICE WAS NOW REALLY QUITE NICE,
AND ROBBIE ORTEGA WENT GAY.
THAT GUY WHO WOULD HASSLE
WAS STILL JUST AN ASSHOLE,
AND I COULDN’T WAIT TILL I GOT AWAY!

Repeat Chorus

Repeat last lines of Chorus, more slowly, more thoughtfully

Discography

DOWN THE ROAD (ARE WE THERE YET?)
by J. Richard Murray and Daniel Curzon
CLASS REUNIONS AND COCKROACHES
by Daniel Curzon
AN IRISH BLESSING by Daniel Curzon