Joel Straup

Joel Straup

 Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA
BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

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1 + 1 is 2 is 3

Written By: Joel Straup

1 & 1 is 2 is 3

1st - What’s to become of Santa and his sleigh?
Where do dreams go when they fade away?
Are shooting stars just flying machines with angels sent on moonbeams?
And don’t ask me
Don’t ask me
1 & 1 is 2 is 3

2nd - Where’s little boy blue gone with his riding hood?
Are mother goose and Lancelot ready to tie the Knot?
Is heads really tails when everything else fails
And don’t ask me
Don’t ask me
1 & 1 is 2 is 3

Bridge:
And all the times I’ve been with you before
And all the times we’ve closed every door
Too Love

3rd - I can’t make that call
There’s been to many falls
Time is a bleeder
And it’s bleeding out on me
Can’t seem to close myself from the things that used to be
And don’t ask me
Don’t ask me
1 & 1 is 2 is 3

©2009 Little Red Bus Music Publishing Co.
Joel Straup – 1857 W. Marshall St. - Norristown, PA – 19403 – 610-631-1174
www.dreamtravelersband.com – joel@dreamtravelersband.com

A Table Set For Two

Written By: Joel Straup

A Table Set for 2
1 – What would you do
If I fell in Love with you.
Would you take me on a Ride
On a magic carpet with a view
Of far off places and ancient races
At a table set for 2
What would you do
At a table set for 2
2 – What would you say about all this night + day
and the heartbreaks we feel
making circles on a wheel
of the then and now
and I don't know how
to see all the colors of gray
what would you say
at a table set for two
Chorus:
Would you wanta go
Higher and higher
Up to the sky in your golden fire
Just show me some light
So I know where you are
And don’t come down till
Till you’ve been that far
3 – What would you see
if Love could set us free
the shining gates of time
making pillows for this rhyme
of what is sealed
and whats revealed
at a table set for 2
What would you do
at a table set for 2
Chorus:
Would you take me along in your golden Fire
Higher and higher, higher + higher
Past Night and day
And the Milky Way
And may I have this dance
What would you do
at a table set for Two.

©2009 Little Red Bus Music Publishing Co.
Joel Straup – 1857 W. Marshall St. - Norristown, PA – 19403 - 610-631-1174
www.dreamtravelersband.com – joel@dreamtravelersband.com

The Old Man's Barn

Written By: Joel Straup

The Old Man’s Barn

Chorus:
Just no reason to storm the old man’s barn
Just no reason to storm the old man’s barn

1st - I can’t stop here and I can’t stop there
I’m moving just to beat the fare
I know I’m going but I don’t know where
And I cross my bridges unaware
Of the danger lurking there
I’ve got cold chills valleys and hills
Gold shadows on my window sills
I’m listing and turning in a silver sky
Dancing and dancing
Eye to Eye to Eye
Chorus:

2nd - I got a thousand dreams passing by
Got a rainbow of colors behind my eye
There’s a cool wind blowing
And I’m past July
And fading behind my alibi
And reaching for my supply and demand
Chorus:

3rd - You can lead me here you can lead me there
You can make your castles float in air
I’ll walk the walk and do the time
And make these old lines
Rhyme and Rhyme and Rhyme
I’ve got my hand on the stick
And my red baron’s a bic
With the ink running down
And the leaves burning brown
You can watch me bleed and hear my cry
Or dance with me
Eye to Eye to Eye
Chorus:

©2009 Little Red Bus Music Publishing Co.
Joel Straup – 1857 W. Marshall St. - Norristown, PA – 19403 - 610-631-1174
www.dreamtravelersband.com – joel@dreamtravelersband.com

This One's For You

Written By: Joel Straup

This One’s For You

1st - I’ve seen rivers cry
For a past that said goodbye
Dancing Bear and Lenape
Fading in their memory
I’ve seen footprints on oceans
Medicine men and their potions
Pain of war wounded knee
Fading in their memory
Chorus:
Money is green the sky is blue
Fly the white flag, this one’s for you

2nd - Shiny machines and computer chips
Are the weapons of war on nuclear ships
A wisp of smoke a slight of hand
Red man’s gone with his band
Circle’s of time in light years of rhyme
Following the dots on the little white line
Pastures of plenty and seas of honey
Hunger and death the gods of money
Chorus:

3rd - Paul robs Peter and Peter robs Paul
One size fits all at the local mall
Money for this and money for that
Corporate lobbyists getting fat
The past is the past and where do we go
The children of Darfur and the Navaho
Global warming and so much to do
So dream your dreams and make them come true
Chorus:

©2009 Little Red Bus Music Publishing Co.
Joel Straup - 1857 W. Marshall St. - Norristown, PA – 19403 - 610-631-1174
www.dreamtravelersband.com - www.joel@dreamtravelersband.com

King Louie Blues

Written By: Joel Straup

King Louie Blues

1st – So here ya come now with your
Horse and his prance
Waiting for your subjects to bow and dance
You wanta be respected, you wanta be loved
Ya think you’re in tune with the man above
You wanta be worshiped in your church of pews
Your giving me these King Louie Blues

Chorus:
King Louie Blues, King Louie Blues
Marie Antoinette, the cake and Howard Hughes
King Louie Blues, King Louie Blues
The guillotine is falling and it ain't good news

2nd –Your all dressed up and ya think
Ya know whats Kush,
There ain't no pants made that could
Hold your perfect Tush
You midasize, you meticulize
Black and white are the colors of your eyes
All your points are in your views
Your giving me these King Louie Blues

Chorus:

3rd – I’m runnin for cover
Can’t handle your me’s
You never could see
The forest from the trees
You analyze, you rationalize
You cut on most anything
That flies
You’d take a twin out of it's two's
Your giving me these King Louie Blues

Chorus:

©2009 Little Red Bus Music Publishing Co.
Joel Straup – 1857 W. Marshall St. - Norristown, PA – 19403 - 610-631-1174
www.dreamtravelersband.com – joel@dreamtravelersband.com

Main Street USA

Written By: Joel Straup


Main St. USA

Intro: Tracy, Hepburn, Doris Day
All playing on Main St. in the USA

1st - They don’t sell dreams on Main St.
Hollywood’s gone away
There are no coming attractions
With stars of yesterday
Where do older kids go
For popcorn and a matinee
They go down to Main St.
Main St. USA

2nd - The Grand is gone from the east end
Of Main St. USA
The Norris became a McDonald’s
They had room for kids to play
Where do older children go
When they lose their way
They go down to Main St.
Main St. USA

Chorus:
Main St. Main St.
Monroe, Bogey and Joel McCrae
Main St. Main St.
Tracy Hepburn, Doris Day

3rd - The Park is gone from Palmerton
On Delaware Ave. USA
The drive-in’s gone from the main line
Making room for the rich to stay
Where do older kids go
When their dreams fade away
They go down to Main St.
Main St. USA

Chorus

©2009 Little Red Bus Music Publishing Co.
Joel Straup – 1857 W. Marshall St. - Norristown, PA – 19403 - 610-631-1174
www.dreamtravelersband.com – joel@dreamtravelersband.com

1 + 1 is 2 is 3

Written By: Joel Straup

1 & 1 is 2 is 3

1st - What’s to become of Santa and his sleigh?
Where do dreams go when they fade away?
Are shooting stars just flying machines with angels sent on moonbeams?
And don’t ask me
Don’t ask me
1 & 1 is 2 is 3

2nd - Where’s little boy blue gone with his riding hood?
Are mother goose and Lancelot ready to tie the Knot?
Is heads really tails when everything else fails
And don’t ask me
Don’t ask me
1 & 1 is 2 is 3

Bridge:
And all the times I’ve been with you before
And all the times we’ve closed every door
Too Love

3rd - I can’t make that call
There’s been to many falls
Time is a bleeder
And it’s bleeding out on me
Can’t seem to close myself from the things that used to be
And don’t ask me
Don’t ask me
1 & 1 is 2 is 3

©2009 Little Red Bus Music Publishing Co.
Joel Straup – 1857 W. Marshall St. - Norristown, PA – 19403 – 610-631-1174
www.dreamtravelersband.com – joel@dreamtravelersband.com