Vicky Bialas

Vicky Bialas

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Swimming in the Moon

Written By: Vicky Bialas


It was in a blue, blue day
Late summer afternoon
Women walked by slow and suntanned
Men walked on the moon
And you and I were in the water
Splashing our way through

Not old enough to go away
On waves of light and sound
And find out when you get up there
You're only on the ground
And all the things you wanted so much
Were things within your reach
The secret of the stars at night
Is right here on the beach

And I can hear you saying to me
Like you're very near
Why go away to find yourself
When your already here?

Sometimes I want a cigarette
Although I've never smoked
A rocket ride in a fast Corvette
Go flying down the road
And live those other lives that were
Around me way back then
Surfers, swimmers, nuns, and cowboys
In an ever-changing blend

A submarine, a tambourine,
the muddy fights we fought
Waiting for the sky to light up
with our gentler thoughts

A pretty ballerina
is waiting there for you
And suddenly you see her
Suddenly you do

I didn't mean to doubt him
But the sadness always shows
And if I had a dream to tell you
this is how it goes

My hero's swimming slow and suntanned
in his warm-up lane
Dark-headed golden boy
On the brink of fame

The drummers play on garbage bins
beneath a smoggy sky
And the louder they play
the higher we can fly

And Rosie Grier and Smith are there
But, baby it's you
You know the way
You really do

And the night is changing colors
In the sky above LA
only for a moment
only for a day

Your hands sweep through the water
and the winner steals away
with all the gold and older songs
you used to like to play

Women walk by slow and suntanned
Like they sometimes do
In warmer places by the sea
When there's nothing else to do
I'll contemplate the space and time
Between myself and you

And I can hear you saying to me
Like you're very near
Why go away to find yourself
When your already here?

You Don't Know if There is Magic

Written By: Vicky Bialas


I don't want to be without it anymore
Other people never know what we're looking for
Like that Sweet Smoke song so out-of-print and slow
On the radio a long, long time ago
They don't know if there is magic, but I know
It's in this place.

I don't want to be the only one who knows
And go sailing on a time machine alone
Dancing with a black and white cartoon
Listening to the Beatles in my room
Driving back from Soho in the moon so blue and slow

And in the time and space that takes us
Down the road for Swisher Sweets and wine
Even strip malls and chain stores can save us
Don't worry so much all the time

I think you might be someone who really knows
The algebra of me and you, suppose
We were close enough to know each others' minds
We were made of something finer and sublime
When we're older we will look far back in time and see this place.

And in the time and space that takes us
Down the road for strawberry wine
Something or someone will save us
Don't worry so much all the time

I don't want to talk about it anymore
I'll go sailing on the stars outside my door
Listening to the sweet smoke in my mind
Swimming through a deeper, bluer time
You don't know if there is magic, but sometimes I think I know
You don't know if there is magic, but sometimes I think I know

Undertow

Written By: Vicky Bialas

I know you're going to love the place I take you
You don't have to take off your clothes to go in
I can ask you to come but I can't make you
Off the Interstate near the Holiday Inn

It's really a river but they call it a lake here
When it's midnight darling we can go for a swim
Anything can happen when it gets late here
Leave your Wranglers on, the river is wide, and you're already high,
So come on in.

All the other cowboys are home sleeping
They don't know that the real fun begins
When you're shoulder-deep in the Colorado
Sipping your Lone Star, after you kiss me, now that you're with me
Let's go swim.

And if you get scared because you don't know the way here
I can make you feel better because nobody does
Other girls I know wouldn't take their dates here
But I like the way that you said okay and you're not afraid of the undertow.

And nobody even knows what that really means
And I like the way that it gets into our dreams
Driving back in town
We we feel new and clean
And there are some things no one's ever seen.

It's really a river but they call it a lake here
When it's midnight darling we can go for a swim
Anything can happen when it gets late here
Leave your Wranglers on, the river is wide, and you're already high,
So come on in.

And if you get scared because you don't know the way here
I can make you feel better because nobody does
Other girls I know wouldn't take their dates here
But I like the way that you said okay and you're not afraid of the undertow.

Don't be afraid of the undertow
Don't be afraid of the undertow