Krys Baker

Krys Baker

BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

Krys Baker & Baker's Boys. Sophisticated sounds for an avant-garde world. Twenty-first century poetics meets music influenced from the Middle Ages until today.

Biography

Formed in September 2006, Southern Maryland group, Baker’s Boys, is a varied ensemble focusing primarily on on an inventive new sound and original music. Best described as Jazz-influenced Folk Rock, Baker’s Boys compositions ride a wide variety of genres and forms. Male and female vocals, saxophone, mandolin, trombone, guitar, flute, harmonica, accordion, bowed psaltry, bass, various percussion, and even the occasional clarinet, compose their distinctive sound.

NEWS: Krys and Michael have recently been working on a set of music about and composed from poetry. Enjoy the works of Edgar Allen Poe, Dorothy Parker, Dante Alighieri and more. Performed as a duo it allows us to perform at many more distant venues. Perfect for many artistic venues!

Currently the group is working on their first CD entitled “White Roses.”

Lyrics

5321

Written By: Krys Baker

INTRO Guitar/Mandolin/Bass/Percussion
A G A G D A G D 2x
Harmonica Enters Second Time

VERSE 1
Rolling through my choices A G
In my mind A G D
Going through my motivations A G
For runnin’ away this time. A G D

Still meeting expectations A G
Still living this lie. A G D
Lookin’ for some liberation, A G
Drivin’ this road of mine. A G D D

CHORUS
And I said hey A G
How many miles I need to run? A G D
To run away, A G
5321. A G D
For one more day, A G
Well I’ll drive towards the sun, A G D
To run away, A G
5321. A G D

A G A G D A G D 1x

VERSE 2 A G D
I’ve lost all my patience A G
And all my choices are wrong. A G D
I’ve come to the realization A G
That I hide in my songs. A G D

When I find my destination A G
Though the road was long. A G D
Following my constellation, A G
I’m back where I belong. A G D D

CHORUS REPEAT AG AGD Come on now!

HARMONICA LEAD AG AGD 2x(Like Intro)

CHORUS REPEAT AG AGD
5321…AGD 5321… AGD 5321…AGD Ascend the Scale (A B C D) & Crescendo 2x
A G D

The Rain Will Hide Our Tears

Written By: Krys Baker

INTRO (Flute)
D 3x

VERSE 1
I listen to the rain, C
I try to hide my pain, G
As my soul drowns. D D Flute
Try not to break his heart, C
Was wrong from the start, G
The rain still comes down. D D

PRE-CHORUS 1
And why does love have to die, C G
When I’m around? D

Break on D 2x

VERSE 2 (Drum Enters)
Promises were made, C
Perfect plans were laid, G
My soul was found. D D
The clouds were made to part, C
He climbed inside my heart, G
Wrapped his arms around. D D

PRE-CHORUS 2 (crescendo)
And why does love have to die, C G
When I’m around? D
And when will what should have been, C G (Crescendo)
Be what I have found? D (stop)

Break on D 2x

CHORUS
The storm on the horizon, E G
Just won’t wait for our hearts to heal. FM7 E
So we’ll just keep on lying, E G
To ourselves about how we feel. (Drum Stops) FM7 E
The rain will hide our tears. (Decrescendo)

Break on D 3x

VERSE 3
That repetitious noise, C
My heart is just a toy, G
That breaks to that sound. D D
Beginning or an end, C
It tears where it mends, G
The rain still comes down. D D

PRE-CHORUS 2 C G D

CHORUS E G FM7 E
The rain will hide our tears.

MANDOLIN LEAD E G FM7 E

CHORUS E G FM7 G (E)

D Out 4x

In Those Pages

Written By: Krys Baker

INTRO
C9 G Am7 E7 2x
C9 G Am7 E7 2x (Flute Break)

VERSE 1
A little light conversation, C9 G Am7 E7
Little looks determine expectation. C9 G Am7 E7
A little food, and a little wine, C9 G Am7 E7
Might mean a lot this time. C9 G Am7 E7
He’ll read me some poetry, C9 G Am7 E7
Maybe argue some philosophy. C9 G Am7 E7
At the point we find some Oscar Wilde, C9 G Am7 E7
He’ll touch me and I’ll just smile. C9 G Am7 E7

CHORUS (Arpeggiated)
In those pages, C9 G
In those words, Am7 E7
Those ideas simply stir my soul, C9 G
Those ideas make me lose control. Am7 E7

C9 G Am7 E7 2x (Flute Break)

VERSE 2
He’ll hold the door for me, C9 G Am7 E7
And when the check comes he won’t let me see. C9 G Am7 E7
While my independence cries and screams, C9 G Am7 E7
He’ll sooth me with some thou’s and thee’s. C9 G Am7 E7
In the quiet time I’ll find his hand, C9 G Am7 E7
Flip the pages don’t know where I’ll land. C9 G Am7 E7
As this chapter flutters to the floor, C9 G Am7 E7
Well I’ll find I’ve found a little more. C9 G Am7 E7

CHORUS REPEAT

C9 G Am7 E7 4x (Flute Lead)

VERSE 3
His hand is intertwined with mine, C9 G Am7 E7
Lost my place again my fingers find. C9 G Am7 E7
I explore a bit beyond the cover, C9 G Am7 E7
Well I’ve read him like a quiet lover. C9 G Am7 E7
Well his love just sunk down below, C9 G Am7 E7
I can’t see my body tells me so. C9 G Am7 E7
As I go back in ecstasy, C9 G Am7 E7
I’m so damned glad he read me. C9 G Am7 E7

CHORUS REPEAT 2x

OUTRO
C9 G Am7 E7 2x (Flute Break)
End on C9

Ode to Dorothy Parker

Written By: Krys Baker

CHORUS
Watch the table go around. E9 E9 E9 - D9 D9 D9 – C (Em7 Harmonic)
Dorothy Parker with her frown upside down, inside out. E9 E9 E9 - D9 D9 D9 – C (Em7 Har C#m7 Har)
A Star is Born from Suicide, E9 E9 E9 - D9 D9 D9 –
Too Much Rope to be Denied, C#9 C#9 C#9 - C
Here Lies, Here Lies, Here Lies. E9 E9 E9 - D9 D9 D9 – C
Dorothy Parkers Eyes.

BREAK F#maj

VERSE 1
Philosophy, that’s the Summary, E7sus4
The Portrait Scratched on the Mirror now. Esus4 / A
The Trusting Heart, never got its start, E7sus4
Unfortunate Coincidence was its Saboteur. Esus4 / A F# maj

VERSE 2
Prophetic Soul, watch Dorothy roll, E7sus4
The Wail of her Wisdom was a Sight to behold, Esus4 / A
Prisoner of a Trifler, E7sus4
This should be somebody’s song. Esus4 / A

F#maj Gmaj G#maj

CHORUS REPEAT

BREAK F#maj

VERSE 3
Afternoon, the nighttime soon, E7sus4
Tombstones in the Starlight, and a Walk on the Moon. Esus4 / A
There was only one White Lady There, E7sus4
In her Satin Dress, Sweet Violets in her Hair. Esus4 / A

F#maj Gmaj G#maj

CHORUS REPEAT

OUTRO E9 E9 E9 - D9 D9 D9 – C (Em7 Har C#m7 Har)

End on Em

Actaeon Still

Written By: Krys Baker & Michael Snider

INTRO G C D G

VERSE 1 G C D G
Through the left-hand window the silent moon appears each night
Smaller, later, finally, fainter, gone.
The third night of darkness its thin crescent appears,
Smaller, later, finally, fainter, gone.

CHORUS A C G
On the sine-wave of love and suicide--
On the highway of silent sound we'll ride.

VERSE 2 G C D G
Every night I forget my name, speak a language I never knew.
Smaller, later, finally, fainter, gone.
I want to steal a car and drive madly west, drive on through,
Smaller, later, finally, fainter, gone.

CHORUS REPEAT 2X

MANDOLIN LEAD G C D G 4X

VERSE 3 G C D G
Sierra Madre, to the Pacific, the moon is already there--
Smaller, later, finally, fainter, gone.
Name her Hunter, don’t think much of her, I feel that horn in my brain.
Smaller, later, finally, fainter, gone.

CHORUS REPEAT 2x

OUTRO – E GUITAR OUT
G C D G

The Breath Inside of Me

Written By: Krys Baker

INTRO 2x Everyone Begins Together Mandolin Runs Down
G Am7 C D
G Am7 D

VERSE 1
300 Miles away from me, G Am7 C D
I’m alone again once more. G Am7 C D
Nothing’s quite the way that it should be, G Am7 C D
When you walk out that door. G Am7 C D

VERSE 2
So I’ll hold my breath ‘til you come back to me, G Am7 C D
I’ll be blue in everyway that I can be. G Am7 C D
And I’ll just wait a single moment more, G Am7 C D
For your breathless knock a knockin’ on my door. G Am7 C D

CHORUS 1
And so I’ll wait, Em Am7 D
For you to touch my face,
I’ll gasp for air, Em Am7 D
Until I know you care.
My life, my love, Em Am7 D
All that you can be, (Stop & Ring)
You’re the breath inside of me.

G Am7 C D
G Am7 D (Mandolin)

VERSE 3
You smile as you softly shut that door, G Am7 C D
This is all that it can be. G Am7 C D
I hold my breath a little more and more, G Am7 C D
Until I stop (stop – cymbal continues) ‘cause you’ve come back to me. G

CHORUS 2
I don’t have to wait, Em Am7 D
For you to touch my face,
I’ve found my air, Em Am7 D
Because I know you care.
My life, my love, Em Am7 D
All that you can be, (Stop & Ring)
You’re the breath inside of me.

BRIDGE Em Em Em C C C Em Em Em C C C Em Em Em C C C
Me_______. (Mandolin Lead)
Em Am7 D
The breath inside of me. G

Broken Hearts and Broken Wings

Written By: Krys Baker

VERSE 1 (Enter on Held Chords Guitar Only)
Broken hearts and broken wings, G C
You told me it was the little things. Am Em C
And now that you are gone, G C
I’m not sure I can just go on. Am Em C

VERSE 2 (Basic Ensemble Enters)
All those things you’ve never done, G C
You did with me at the rising of the sun. Am Em C
I told you never to forget, G C
And what you gave me hasn’t left me yet. Am Em C

PRE-CHORUS
You could have carried me high, D A
Past the clouds that have darkened up my sky. C G
You left me to crash down to earth, D A
Why give me wings when they only hurt? C G

CHORUS
Why fly _______________________, D A
Why soar without you by my side? C G
Why fly _______________________, D A
Why feel the wind without your hand in mine. C G
Why fly _______________________.

D A C G A

VERSE 3
Writing songs inside my mind, G C
Weaving words to hold you one more time. Am Em C
You were standing in the rain, G C
I was lost in the shadow of your pain. Am Em C

PRE-CHORUS REPEAT
CHORUS REPEAT (Drop last line into bridge)

BRIDGE
And I know I will do it all again, F C
Flying in circles to where it all began. G Am
Could be different this time around, F C
You might catch me before I hit the ground. (Hold) G E

VERSE 4
You thought it would be all right. G C
You’d be sure when you laid down tonight. Am Em C
Perhaps tomorrow would mend my broken heart, G C
And give me wings to make a brand new start. Am Em C

PRE-CHORUS REPEAT
CHORUS REPEAT

OUTRO (Held Chords Guitar Only)
Broken hearts and broken wings, G C
You told me it was the little things____. Am E (Arppegiated Chord)

Carousel

Written By: Krys Baker

C G Am E F (Guitar Enters Followed by Mandolin/Percussion/Then Bass) 2x
C G Am E F Flute Enters

CHORUS 1 (Flute Intros)
And here we go again on this carousel, C G Am E F
We go up and down. C G Am E F
Now here we go again on this carousel, C G Am E F
We go round and round and round, C G Am E F
On this carousel. C G Am E F

VERSE 1
He is the match that strikes my flame, Am F
He is my shelter whenever it rains. Am FG
I am his shoulder when he needs my strength, Am F
I am his truth when all else is fake. Am FG

CHORUS 2 C G Am E F
And here we go again on this carousel,
We go up and down.
Now here we go again on this carousel,
We go round and round and round,

VERSE 2
Sometimes I think he feels pity for me. Am F
He takes my love, just because it is free. Am FG
Why must he go when he leaves every night? Am F
Why can’t our love just make everything right? Am FG

CHORUS 2 REPEAT C G Am E F

BRIDGE (Cymbals)
Our love’s like a diamond left in the rough, E F
It’s like a flower left out of the sun. C G
I tell myself that it is enough, E F
This is the price of our love. _____ C G

VERSE 3
Sometimes I feel like a bird in a cage, Am F
Don’t think that this will get better with age. Am FG
Why am I not all that you need? Am F
If I am not, then please set me free. Am FG

CHORUS 1 REPEAT C G Am E F
CHORUS 2 REPEAT C G Am E F (Flute Plays)

On this Carousel… (End on C on the Last Word)

Direction

Written By: Krys Baker

CAPO 3 T Sax Harmony (C A C E C A C)
Mandolin/Guitar/Bass Enter 1st Time
Saxes Play Lick Two Times
One more Cycle on Held Tones

INTRO
G D C D (Bb F Eb F)

VERSE 1
I lost myself, you found me, G D C D (Bb F Eb F)
But now I’ve lost you. G D C D (Bb F Eb F)
I’m tangled up, Life has me, G D C D (Bb F Eb F)
I wanna run free with you. G D C (Bb F Eb)

PRE-CHORUS
(C) You (G)offered me, (D)a di(AM)rection, C G D Am (Eb Bb F Cm)
But I passed that byway because…. C G D___ (Eb Bb F) Ring & Sustain

VERSE 2
My life’s a mess, it’s chaos, G D C D (Bb F Eb F)
That you seem to fit right into, G D C D (Bb F Eb F)
I could make a change, follow that coin toss. G D C D (Bb F Eb F)
But I still won’t have you. G D C (Bb F Eb)

PRE-CHORUS REPEAT C G D Am C G D___ (Eb Bb F Cm Eb Bb F) Ring & Sustain

CHORUS
I don’t need a compass, Am Em G D (Cm Gm Bb F)
And I don’t need a map, Am Em G D (Cm Gm Bb F)
I’ll find things my own way, Am Em G D (Cm Gm Bb F)
As good things roll past. Am Em G D (Cm Gm Bb F)
I don’t need a compass, Am Em G D (Cm Gm Bb F)
And I don’t need a map, Am Em G D (Cm Gm Bb F)
I just want to live this, Am Em G D (Cm Gm Bb F)
For as long as it lasts…. Am Em G D (Cm Gm Bb F)
(stop) With you.

G D C D 2x (Bb F Eb F) Sax

VERSE 3
It’s not your fault, I’m drifting, G D C D (Bb F Eb F)
Without a line to hang on to. G D C D (Bb F Eb F)
And as I sink, I’m thinking, G D C D (Bb F Eb F)
What would it have been like with you? G D C D (Bb F Eb F)

PRE-CHORUS REPEAT C G D Am C G D___ (Eb Bb F Cm Eb Eb F) Ring & Sustain

CHORUS REPEAT Am Em G D (Cm Gm Bb F)

EXTRO G D C D (Bb F Eb F)
Sax Lick 2x
Jim Sax Lead
Sax Lick 2x
Krys Sax Lead
Sax Lick Two Times & End
(End on G)

Eclipse

Written By: Krys Baker & Michael Snider

VERSE 1 Dm G A C
Half-hour climb and our world was gone...
Poplar, maple, below us sycamore marking the creek,
Crushed wintergreen and mountain laurel sweet around us,
Wind masking the cars we knew moved behind the ridge, empty sky.

CHORUS Dm G A C
When the earth's shadow nearly covered the moon,
I stripped and swam out along a trail of light.
Sneezed and sputtered in the cold mountain water,
It was dark, it was light.

VERSE 2 Dm G A C
Waded downstream an hour, reached the lake and made camp
Without speaking oh what could we have said?
"Those are fish?" "My feet are cold?" "I love you?"
All true enough, all true enough.

CHORUS REPEAT

VERSE 3 Dm G A C
No shore, no sky, no trail, only water,
Only cold, only me in the night, bobbing for a while up and down.
I knew the moon would be back without me, knew the crocus would bloom next spring,
Right where they bloomed, right where they bloomed the phone rings. Dm G A

BRIDGE FM7 G
With my father's heart attack, the Sisters spin into the sky
And out again behind the city's lights, knew the sun would find the world
The sun would find the world unchanged-- and the sky,
The sky, the sky would fill with stars.

MANDOLIN LEAD Dm G A C

CHORUS REPEAT

I Can't Win Anymore

Written By: Krys Baker

INTRO
Bm G A D
Bm G A Bm

VERSE 1
I am wrong, even when I’m right. Bm G A D
I lose everything, my life’s a sacrifice. Bm G A Bm
I ignore, all the good advice, Bm G A D
Wasted time, no time left to rectify, no time. Bm G A Bm

Bm G A D 2x

VERSE 2
I still hurt, things are not alright. Bm G A D
I am scared, this is a fight or flight. Bm G A Bm
I am tired, can’t sleep through the night. Bm G A D
Thought I could, but my dreams they do not lie. Bm G A Bm

CHORUS (crescendo throughout)
So Why _______, G A
Try __________, G A
I ____________, G A
I can’t win anymore. Bm G A

VERSE 3
I am lost, even when I’m found. Bm G A D
I curl up, broken and pushed around. Bm G A Bm
I am deaf, cannot hear a sound. Bm G A D
Close my eyes, give up and lay on down. Bm G A Bm

CHORUS REREAT G A

BRIDGE
I’ve lost again. C G
Bm G A
No matter when. C G
Bm G A
It’s better than. C G
Bm G A
Being other than I am. C A_________

VERSE 4
I am gone, was I ever here. Bm G A D
Time will pass, its sands will dry all tears. Bm G A Bm
You’ll move on, remember how to feel. Bm G A D
You’ll forget, that’s part of the deal. Bm G A Bm

CHORUS REPEAT G A

End on Bm
Bm G A D 2x

CHORUS REPEAT

OUTRO Am Em F G
Give me reason to….
Am Em F G
To I do….

I Live for You

Written By: Krys Baker

INTRO
E F#m G#m A G#m F#m
E F#m G#m A B

VERSE 1
Wrap your arms around me, E F#m G#m A G#m F#m
Lay your head on down, E F#m G#m A B
Now that we are over, E F#m G#m A G#m F#m
Into your eyes I’ll drown. E F#m G#m A B

You held onto the pieces, E F#m G#m A G#m F#m
When I’d lost everything, E F#m G#m A B
You solved all my puzzles, E F#m G#m A G#m F#m
Without knowing a thing. E F#m G#m A B

CHORUS
But now I’ve lost you, E D A A B
As my life slips away, E D A A B
Well, I think that you should know, E D A A B
So I’ll finally say, E D A (Hold and Break)
I live for you.

VERSE 2
Please see you never knew me, E F#m G#m A G#m F#m
Your love for me was blind, E F#m G#m A B
You thought that I was empty, E F#m G#m A G#m F#m
But I was racing time. E F#m G#m A B

CHORUS REPEAT E D A A B

LEAD OVER VERSE CHORDS
E F#m G#m A G#m F#m
E F#m G#m A B

VERSE 3
And now we’ve reached the ending, E F#m G#m A G#m F#m
Of all we ever knew, E F#m G#m A B
We were rigid, never bending, E F#m G#m A G#m F#m
And when the clock stopped we were through. E F#m G#m A B

CHORUS REPEAT E D A B

OUTRO (Flute Leads Out)
E F#m G#m A G#m F#m
E F#m G#m A B

E D A A B
E D A A B (Slow down)

I live for you. End on E

In a Perfect World

Written By: Krys Baker

VERSE 1 Dm G (DAG)
Once upon a time in a perfect world,
A boy met a girl.
He played her songs on his guitar,
Somewhere in that melody, he lost his heart.
’Cause it was right, (F)
He spent the night, (E)
In a perfect world.

VERSE 2 Dm G
Once upon a time in a perfect world,
A woman met a man.
She added her voice to his melody,
A harmony was shaped, like the ocean to the sand.
They touched the waves,
Their souls were saved,
In a perfect world.

CHORUS Dm Bb F Gadd9
A perfect world, our heaven, our Eden.
A perfect world, our Nirvana, our paradise.
A perfect world, Utopia, Xanadu,
A perfect world, a place for me, a place for you.

VERSE 3 Dm G
Once upon a time in a perfect world,
Two friends held out their hands.
They tried to keep one another,
They lost due to life’s demands.
It broke their heart,
They were apart.
But in a perfect world…..

VERSE 4 D G
Once upon a time in a perfect world,
Two lovers were together.
Their love was of the moment,
But when they touched it was forever.
And time stood still,
They’ll wait until,
A perfect world.

CHORUS REPEAT
Dm G Repeat (A perfect world) (For me and you)

Just Another Day

Written By: Krys Baker

Dm7 Bb Dm7 Bb

VERSE 1
I open up my eyes and I listen to the sounds of the dawn. Dm7 Bb Dm7 Bb
And I wonder if today will be different now that yesterday is gone. Dm7 Bb Gm7 Bb
But I hear____ Gm7
The same old song____ Bb ___ Gm7 Bb
It’s just another day. (Stop)

Dm7 Bb Dm7 Bb

VERSE 2
I shut off the alarm and I crawl back into bed. Dm7 Bb Dm7 Bb
I try to remember the last thing that he said. Dm7 Bb Gm7 Bb
Into my mind____ Gm7
Was where I fled____ Bb ___ Gm7 Bb
It’s just another day. (Stop)

Dm7 Bb Dm7 Bb

CHORUS
And I don’t care____ Bb Gm7
I fear the air___ Bb Gm7
Wrap my arms around despair_____ Bb Gm7
Because_____ Bb C
It’s just another day. (Stop)

Dm7 Bb Dm7 Bb

VERSE 3
Watch the light make shadows on the walls of this room. Dm7 Bb Dm7 Bb
Feel the distance closing in, this feels just like a tomb.Dm7 Bb Gm7 Bb
I gasp for air_____ Gm7
It will end soon_____ Bb ___ Gm7 Bb
It’s just another day. (Stop)

Dm7 Bb Dm7 Bb

VERSE 4
I gently close my eyes as the light fades away. Dm7 Bb Dm7 Bb
Make excuses in my mind for why he couldn’t stay. Dm7 Bb Gm7 Bb
I let in the dark____ Gm7
It fades to gray____ Bb ___ Gm7 Bb
It’s just another day. (Stop)

Dm7 Bb Dm7 Bb

CHORUS
And I don’t care____ Bb Gm7
I fear the air___ Bb Gm7
Wrap my arms around despair_____ Bb Gm7
Because_____ Bb C
It’s just another day. (Long Stop) Dm7 Bb Dm7 Bb (Repeat Last Line 3x)

Dm7 Bb Dm7 Bb Dm7 C Dm7

Just Turn Out the Light

Written By: Krys Baker & Michael Snider

VERSE 1 Em Bm G D
Your love for me's forever? Whatever,
That’s always been your way, You say,
But how can both be right? Tonight,
Let’s just leave on the light
So I’ll recall your face F G Am
Forever, just in case— F G Am
Whatever you say tonight. F G Am G F

Just turn out the light

VERSE 2 Em Bm G D
How long is your eternity, Whatever,
Just what’s the game you play, You say,
And who am I to you? Tonight,
When you are finally through?
And I’ll recall your face F G Am
Forever, just in case— F G Am
Whatever you say tonight. F G Am G D

CHORUS CHORDS LEAD

VERSE 3 Em Bm G D
Our life is our redemption, Whatever,
Of all the hands we’ve played, You say,
I was lost and fallin’, tonight.
Over things that weren’t there then.
And I’ll recall your face F G Am
Forever, just in case— F G Am
Whatever you say tonight. F G Am G F

Just turn out the light

End on Em

Little Girl

Written By: Krys Baker

VERSE 1 Am Dm Em7 Am
Little Girl with her blue dress on,
Cruel world, her life becomes a song.
CHORUS 1 Dm Em7
Watch her dance, watch her twirl.
Watch her wrap her fingers in her curls.
Watch her smile, watch her cry,
Watch her shed a silent tear goodbye, F G
Little girl.

BREAK Am Dm Em7 Am

VERSE 2 Am Dm Em7 Am
Little boy, lost in the rain.
Turns every direction, every direction is the same.
CHORUS 2 Dm Em7
Watch him dance, watch him whirl.
Watch him scream out loud at the whole damned world.
Watch him smile, watch him cry,
Watch him shed a silent tear goodbye, F G
Little boy.

MANDOLIN LEAD Am Dm Em7 Am

VERSE 3 Am Dm Em7 Am
Little boy meets little girl in her dress.
He’ll try to keep step with her, he’ll try to do his best.
CHORUS 3 Dm Em7
Watch them dance, watch them whirl,
Watch him wrap his fingers in her curls.
Watch her smile, watch him cry,
Watch them shed a silent tear as they die,
Cruel World.

The Love That Could Not Speak

Written By: Krys Baker

INTRO
Bb F C G
Bb F C (stop) G

VERSE 1

Went to the store, Bb F
Stood by the shelves, C G
Tried to find a card, to express (stop) myself. Bb F C

Walked out the door, Bb F
The card was no help, C G
How can you give words to man when it could mean farewell? Bb F C G

VERSE 2
Talked on the phone, Bb F
I think he was home, C G
Found myself talking to air as he (stop) left me alone. Bb F C

So I spoke to the silence, Bb F
Told him what he meant, C G
To this lonely woman who love had never known. Bb F C G

CHORUS
And so I took the words inside of me and I set them (stop) to a melody. Bb F C
I hope this says how I feel about him, Bb F C G
I hope this song stays with him when his memory dims. Bb F C G
And though time may pass, and the sands run deep, Bb F C G
Remember you had a love which could not speak. Bb F C G

VERSE 3
You are pleasure and pain, Bb F
Sometimes both are the same, C G
But when it hurts most, I have your (stop) love to sustain. Bb F C G

And when I’ve wrote my last song, Bb F
And the music is gone, C G
I’ll remember you as I fade into the dawn. Bb F C

CHORUS REPEAT Bb F C G
…could not speak. Bb F C G

FLUTE LEAD Bb F C G
Bb F C G
Bb F C G
Bb F C (Stop except for Flute)

CHORUS REPEAT Bb F C G
…could not speak. Bb F C G
…could not…. Bb F C END

My Half Life

Written By: Krys Baker

NTRO (Rhythm Guitar/Melodic Mandolin/Harp)
Bm A D G 2x

VERSE 1 Bm A D G
The wind chimes, walk through my mind,
As I awake, they resonate, sound so hollow and fake, So
Riddle me this, and riddle me that,
Why does everyone else get two lives while I get half?
Cause I’m alone, (Bm) (stop) and I’m gonna (A) stay that way.

BREAK Bm A D G 2x (Bass Enters)

VERSE 2 Bm A D G
Now don’t get my wrong, I love my life,
I got kids, and a house, and a truck, and a job, but I’m nobody’s wife.
And the fact that I’m missing out, really p***** me off,
Why my friend can’t you understand, that it’s just not enough.
Cause I’m alone, (Bm) (stop) and I’m gonna (A) stay that way.
Gonna stay that way….. Bm A D G 2x

CHORUS A G D (C)
And I know, in my half life, I have more than you. A G D
And I know, in my half life, I’ll do all the things you want to. A G C
And I know, in my half life, I’ll still stumble through. A G D
And I know, in my half life, I will have to live with you. A G C
Cause I’m alone, (Bm) (stop) and I’m gonna (A) stay that way.

BREAK Bm A D G 2x

VERSE 3 Bm A D G
These words, born of jealousy,
But even hasty, ignoble words, have validity.
And I won’t take them back, though I’ll settle for half,
I’ll try again, as the wind chimes laugh.
Cause I’m alone, (Bm) (stop) and I’m gonna (A) stay that way.
Gonna stay that way…..

CHORUS REPEAT A G D (C)
Cause I’m alone, (Bm) (stop) and I’m gonna (A) stay that way..
Gonna stay that way….. Bm A D G 2x

End on D (End of “Way” Together)

My Grandma's Arms

Written By: Krys Baker

INTRO
G C D G

VERSE 1 G C D G
Having lunch again on a Sunday afternoon,
We’re having fried chicken and baked potatoes soon.
After lunch I’ll go fishin’ in the pond behind the barn,
At the end of the day, I’ll be asleep in Grandma’s arms.

VERSE 1 G C D G
At 5am I’ll feed those d*** stray cats,
Search for eggs again, from hens that don’t lay yet.
I’ll chase newts from the rocks underneath the trees,
Pick some Morning Glories, steal their honey from the bees.

CHORUS C G D G
All these memories,
I was told to forget.
I didn’t listen,
I ran away instead.
But I miss fishin’
In that pond behind the barn,
And I am wishin’
For the safety of my Grandma’s arms.

C G D G 2x

VERSE 3 G C D G
How she loved me, and she loved to hear me sing,
The proud way I felt, she gave me Gram’s sapphire ring.
Decorating Christmas trees, each year on Black Friday.
From the gold teapot on down, it had to be her way.

VERSE 4 G C D G
Staying up late again, watching movies in the dark.
Grandma gave me her video card, she had a VCR.
Listening to the Steelers lose, or try to steel a win,
Asking her ’bout eight track tapes, John Wayne, and Errol Flynn.

CHORUS REPEAT C G D G

VERSE 5 G C D G
Grandma’s buried in a grave above the town,
The wind is cold there, and so is the ground.
When she laid there dying, she gave me this advice,
Make your own path, girl, and pay your own price.

CHORUS REPEAT C G D G 2x
And I am wishin’
For the safety of my Grandma’s arms. G

My Saving Grace

Written By: Krys Baker

VERSE 1
A walk in the sand, and I’ve lost where I am. Bm C Bm C
Could you help me find my way? Bm C Am D
The distance in waves, too much distance to save, Bm C Bm C
The water will draw my strength away. Bm C Am D

CHORUS
So hold me, be my saving grace, Bm C Am D
And love me, be my quiet place. Bm C Am D
Be with me, wherever I am, Bm C Am D
Lay with me, and do not condemn Bm C Am E7
Be my saving grace. Bm C Bm C

VERSE 2
A ride through the air, I’m lost in the glare, Bm C Bm C
Why do I feel so at home? Bm C Am D
Decisions to make, and new hearts to break, Bm C Bm C
Never quite sure of what is known. Bm C Am D

CHORUS REPEAT

BRIDGE C7 A7
And when I’m standing on that shore,
And I have lost, lost a little more,
And I’m alone, for all my best intentions,
I will dream, I will dream______ C7 A7 E7

LEAD C7 A7

CHORUS REPEAT

New Moon

Written By: Krys Baker

VERSE 1
The moon lights up your face D add 4/add2 C
As the shadows caress each place D add 4/add2 C
A cloud moves and you’re gone D add 4/add2 C
It suggests you’ll be moving on Am C

VERSE 2
You say you have to go D add 4/add2 C
That you’re needed for something at home D add 4/add2 C
Inside I scream you’re needed here D add 4/add2 C
But those words will never grace your ears. Am C

PRE-CHORUS
Because I’m leaving Am
With the moon into dawn. C D

CHORUS
Like Aphrodite at play A7/add9 Am7
I might hunt here one more day A7/add9 Am7 C
As the moon will wax and wan A7/add9 Am7
When it fades I’ll be gone A7/add9 Am7 C
New Moon A7/add9 Am7
New Moon A7/add9 Am7 C

VERSE 3
You look for me to quench your thirst D add 4/add2 C
But I’m a moonlit mirage that is gone first D add 4/add2 C
And as the stars light up my eyes D add 4/add2 C
What’s between us slowly dies Am C

PRE-CHORUS
Because I’m leaving Am
With the moon into dawn. C D

CHORUS REPEAT

LEAD VERSE CHORDS

CHORUS REPEAT

End on A7/add9

On the Extinction of Dragons

Written By: Krys Baker & Michael Snider

INTRO
D G C G
D G C A

VERSE 1 D G C A
Alone at night I pray,
For wrath of terrible days,
For lotteries and chains,
Teeth tearing pain away.

CHORUS Am C G Bm
I wake before the dawn, remember St. George,
Killing the last one, I dream of knotted arms.
I know my white veil, that white burning rosary.
Before you save that dragon… save me.

VERSE 2 D G C A
In a wedding dress, I wait all alone.
Burning tongues scorch where they roam.
Leaving trails of fire in my soul,
Kick the ashes, let the embers take my bones.

CHORUS REPEAT

MANDOLIN LEAD D G C G / D G C A

CHORUS REPEAT

Oracle

Written By: Krys Baker

INTRO C9 Am7 Em F G 2x

VERSE 1
As my head hits the pillow, C9 Am7
I know you’re not by my side. Em F G
I know you want to be here, C9 Am7
So I wait for some other time. Em F G

VERSE 2
The hands of time keep turning, C9 Am7
And I watch everyday go by. Em F G
I give you one more moment, C9 Am7
To see it should be you and I. Em F G

PRE-CHORUS
What are you waiting for? Em Am
Can’t you see we were written in the sky? Em F G

CHORUS
I am your Oracle C Am
I’ll foretell how things were meant to be. Dm G
And you may play the fool, C Am
But you know you can’t escape my prophecy. Dm G
When our souls align, F
And our hearts eclipse , G
You’ll agree. C7 Am7 Em F G

VERSE 3
I go through my days without you. C9 Am7
I wait for you to decide. Em F G
Am I the one you needed? C9 Am7
Or is what we feel a lie? Em F G

PRE-CHORUS 2
What are you waiting for? Em Am
Did you see the sun and moon collide? Em F G

CHORUS REPEAT

CLARINET LEAD VERSE CHORDS

CHORUS
I am your Oracle C Am
I’ll foretell how things were meant to be. Dm G
And you may play the fool, C Am
But you know you can’t escape my prophecy. Dm G
I am your Oracle C Am
I’ll foretell how things were supposed to be. Dm G
And you may play the fool, C Am
But you know you can’t escape my prophecy. Dm G
When our souls align, F
And our hearts eclipse , G
You’ll agree. C9 Am7 Em F G

Play That Song Again for Me

Written By: Krys Baker

ERSE 1 D Bb C G
Ballerina on the table, turn that key.
Grinning clown, is he laughing at me?
Water drips, stains the floor.
I lost the key, you closed the doors.

CHORUS F Dm7 Bb C
Dancing in the rain, feel those tears come down.
Wrap your arms around me, smile like a clown.
Dancing in my brain, the music box turns round.
Ballerina stumbles, and dances to the ground.
Play that song again for me.

VERSE 2 D Bb C G
Glass breaks, the shards, open up my scars even deeper.
The blood, runs down, into that sound I drown.
Clown’s grin, left upon the floor.
Dance on glass and smiles, there’s a knock upon the door.

CHORUS REPEAT F Dm7 Bb C

LEAD

CHORUS REPEAT 2x (No tag 1st time) F Dm7 Bb C

Water Dance

Written By: Krys Baker

Am G D Am 2x
Am G D Am 2x (Flute Enters)

VERSE 1
Watch the waves dance across the water, Am G D Am
I want to dance, that dance with them. Am G D Am
See them reach just a little bit farther, Am G D Am
I want to slip down below them…. Am G D_____
And just lose myself. Am G D Am

Am G D Am 2x

VERSE 2
Watch the crest catch the sun’s reflection, Am G D Am
I close my eyes so my sanities safe. Am G D Am
Placid calmness in perfect deception, Am G D Am
I want to slip down below them… Am G D_____
And just slip away.

Am G D Am 2x
CHORUS
And I sink, D
Lost my chance, FM7
In a blink, D
As I lose myself, FM7
I’ve lost this water dance. G

Am G D Am 2x

VERSE 3
Black waters cradle the moon’s perfection, Am G D Am
Why this desire to give her my breathe? Am G D Am
Wicked waves grasping at fates misconceptions, Am G D Am
I want to slip down below them… Am G D____
And give them my death.

Am G D Am 2x

CHORUS REPEAT

FLUTE/MANDOLIN LEAD Am G D Am 2x

CHORUS REPEAT 2x End on Am

Why Am I Alone Tonight?

Written By: Krys Baker

Walk up (Harmonica Key of F)
C Am Dm G 2x

VERSE 1
C Am Dm G
When I’m with him, I think of you, you’re on my mind.
C Am Dm G
When I’m with you, I think of him, it kills the time.

CHORUS 1
F G C Am
Perhaps I’m wrong, but I think I’m right.
F G Dm C G
But now I wonder, why am I alone tonight?

VERSE 2 C Am Dm G
And when I’m bad, I’ll be so bad, though I never lie.
And when I’m good, I’m not so good, Maybe I’ll try.

CHORUS 1 REPEAT F G C Am / F G Dm C G

BRIDGE (Harmonica Key of D - Claves Enter)
E Am
They have special places for people like me.
E Am
Painting, canasta, soft white walls.
E Am
I might walk the fringe of society.
E Am G
Some day their morality might be my downfall.

Harmonica LEAD Verse Chords Through Chorus Chords

VERSE 3 C Am Dm G
But in the end, the very end, I will be fine.
And at the start, that heartless start, I am still cryin’.

CHORUS 1 REPEAT F G C Am / F G Dm C G (No hold or stop)

CHORUS 2 F G C Am / F G Dm C G
They think I’m wrong, but I know I’m right.
So now I know, why I’m alone tonight.

End on C
Harmonica Leads Out After the Final Chord

White Roses

Written By: Krys Baker

INTRO (Guitar lick begins and rolls into descending bass line)
Asus2 (4 beats) Gsus2 (4 beats) 2x

VERSE 1
Empty bottle on the shelf, Asus2 Gsus2
At the bottom, is where I found myself. Asus2 Gsus2
Little agony, little pain, Asus2 Gsus2 (Sax Enters)
Each day reminds me, the pain is not the same. Asus2 Gsus2

CHORUS 1
But I treasure every agony, CM7add4add6 (4 beats)
‘Cause I am still alive. Gsus2 (4 beats)
And I count every breath I breathe, CM7add4add6
’Cause I have still not died. Gsus2 (stop)
White roses on my mind.

Asus2 (4 beats) Gsus2 (4 beats) 2x

VERSE 2
Lost lovers, lost friends, Asus2 Gsus2
Silent arguments, the good things always end. Asus2 Gsus2

CHORUS 2
But now as my breath escapes CM7add4add6
Those regrets escape their binds. Gsus2
Those regrets, they escalate, CM7add4add6
‘Cause I’ve run out of time. Gsus2 (stop)
White roses on my mind.

SAX LEAD Asus2 Gsus2 4x

VERSE 3
No place to lay those flowers this last time. Asus2 Gsus2
Soft petals fall as the tears you are cryin’. Asus2 Gsus2

CHORUS 3
And you wish, that those thorns of mine, CM7add4add6
Still could make you bleed. Gsus2
Place those flowers, in the bottle, CM7add4add6
That you may someday need. Gsus2 (stop)
White roses on your mind.

OUTRO (Vocals on “Ah” Harmony with Sax)
Asus2 (4 beats) Gsus2 (4 beats) 2x
CM7add4add6 (4 beats) Gsus2 (4 beats) 2x
White roses on your mind. Asus2 on “mind”

My Claim

Written By: Krys Baker

INTRO
D A C G

VERSE 1 D A C G
When they were handing out lives I was standing at the back of the line
I got the dregs left over, and at the time I thought it was fine.
But I’ve had to work twice as hard for everything I have
And I’m quite sure you don’t have it this bad.

VERSE 2 D A C G
You tell me you know what’s best for me to do.
And I know better than to underestimate you.
You tell me to stand up, you’ll hold my hand.
But I’ll do it on my own, just because I can.

PRE-CHORUS Em G (A)
I’ll take one step forward to go back two
It all goes backward in review.

CHORUS D A C G
Cause I won’t sing your songs
And I won’t play your games
I won’t back down, I won’t take the blame
I won’t…
Feel a sense of shame.

But I will stand up
And I’ll hold my ground
And I’ll still be here the next time around
And I will…
Finally make my claim on you, on you, on you

VERSE 3 D A C G
Now you watch as I try to keep my life in check.
And I’m sure you laugh as I try to do my best.
Sometimes my best still hurts myself.
But I still want to do it without your help.

PRE-CHORUS 2 Em G (A)
Now I crawl on up, to fall back down.
And I cry out as it’s all rewound.

CHORUS REPEAT D A C G

BRIDGE D A C G
Do you hear?
Yeah Yeah Yeah
I don’t need you to steer.
I got it under control.

What do you fear?
Yeah Yeah Yeah
That I’ll persevere?
I’ll do it on my own?

CHORUS REPEAT D A C G

When I Am With You

Written By: Krys Baker

INTRO (Guitar Only)
I’ve lost my grip, Em G C D
And I’ve lost my hold on my sanity. Em G C D
Now I might just slip, Em G C D
And be(C)come that (G) person that I am,
When (D) I am with you.

Em G C D 2x (Ensemble Enters-Harmonica)

VERSE 1
Well I wear a face, Em G C D
That’s not my own. Em G C D
And I’ve lost my place, Em G C D
And I’m all alone.. Em G C D

And the stones are cast, Am G D Em
And disrupt my image. Am G D Em
The ripples last, Am G D Em
Until the calm, C G D
When I am with you.

Em G C D 2x

VERSE 2
I misplace my step, Em G C D
I slide down the railing. Em G C D
I might need some help, Em G C D
My direction’s failing. Em G C D

But you keep moving on, Am G D Em
And we still go forward. Am G D Em
And I lose what’s going on, Am G D Em
I don’t care at all, C G D
When I am with you.

DRUM SOLO Em G C D 8x

VERSE 3
I hurt myself, Em G C D
Try to break this habit. Em G C D
I can’t walk away, Em G C D
This addiction has me. Em G C D

I twist, you turn, Am G D Em
If you’re there, you have me. Am G D Em
I hang on each word. Am G D Em
I am fool, C G D
When I am with you.

INTRO REPEAT (Guitar, and Ride Cymbal) End on Em

Nine Circles

Written By: Krys Baker

Verse 1 Em D G C 6/8 time
Nine circles and the River Acheron, where I wait,
Nine circles and I have finally gone through the gate.
Loss of faith, lost to lust, first and second’s truly not for us,
To the third Cerberus rends, as this inferno turns we will descend.

Verse 2 Em D G C 6/8 time
Nine circles and the River Acheron, where I wait,
Nine circles and I have finally gone through the gate.
Drive that weight, lie in the mire, the fourth and fifth is not what we desire,
To the sixth the sinners burn as this inferno turns we will discern.

Chorus A C
Abandon all hope, all ye who enter here.

Verse 3 Em D G C 6/8 time
Nine circles and the River Acheron, where I wait,
Nine circles and I have finally gone through the gate.
Boiling blood, the death desired, is this the solace that they had required?
Blasphemers lie and lay sedate, as this inferno turns we move to eight.

Chorus A C
Abandon all hope, all ye who enter here.

LEAD Em D G C 6/8 time

Verse 3 Em D G C 6/8 time
Nine circles and the River Acheron, where I wait,
Nine circles and I have finally gone through the gate.
The fraudulent, the most malign, the unrepentant sinners walk the lines.
Then I’m at nine, the final level, I raise my voice and sing to taunt the devil.

Chorus A C
Abandon all hope, all ye who enter here.

Discography

Demo recordings are available on our website at: www.krysbaker.com

Set List

SET 1
5321
Why Am I Alone Tonight
Breath Inside of Me
Solitaire
What's Up
Water Dance
I Live for You
Broken Hearts & Broken Wings
Head On
Just Another Day
I Can’t Win Anymore
What It's Like to Be Young

SET 2
Poor Joe
Help Me Find My Way
Falling Out of Love Again
Actaeon Still
Love That Could Not Speak
Play That Song Again for Me
In Those Pages
In a Perfect World
Carousel
Little Girl
Season of the Witch

SET 3
My Gal
Just Turn Out the Light
Mississippi Halfstep Uptown Toodeloo
Eclipse
My Half Life
White Roses
Fade Away
My Grandma’s Arms
When I Am With You
Missing
My Claim
The Rain Will Hide Our Tears
I'm Through With You
Jambalaya