HODGEPODGE

by Phil Solem

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All Songs Written, Performed and Produced by Phil Solem

...except co-writing on:
Questions Without Answers - P. Solem/M. Charlz
Naive - P. Solem/C. Campbell
Nobody You Know - P. Solem/M. Tienken
Child - P. Solem/S. Miller
Out Of The Blue - P. Solem/M. Tienken

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released March 7, 2011

Additional Performers:
Scotty Lund, drums on Out The Window
Cal Campbell, acoustic guitar and d'jembei on Naive
Terry Spears, keyboards on Naîve
Scott Miller, backup vocals on Child

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Track Name: Back@TheBeginningAgain
The road goes on and on
And as you can see it’s a 2-way street
So many have come and gone
And you never know who you might meet

(Chorus)
But someone’s always been there before
And there’s always someone coming back for more
You feel like you’re finding a new way in
When you get to the end
You’re right back at the beginning again

You’ve read so many signs
And you flip them off as you pass them by
You’re not following the dotted lines
You know what’s up ahead and you have to try

(Chorus)
But someone’s always been there before
And there’s always someone coming back for more
You feel like you’re finding a new way in
When you get to the end
You’re right back at the beginning again


Back at the beginning again
When you get to the end you’re right back at the beginning again
Track Name: Out The Window
The nails lined up
The hammer falls
And they put things all together
Through my window pane
They build the walls
In the frozen northern weather

When summer comes my view will be a reflection of myself

(Chorus)
Out the window
All I can see
Out the window
I’m looking at me
Out the window
Where the sky used to be
There’s a window

When we first moved in
Across the street
Found a picture of a building
With mirrored glass in the penthouse suite
As it turned into the real thing

Months go by I can almost see the reflections of myself

Repeat Chorus (2x)

Out the Window…fade
Track Name: Questions Without Answers
Questions without answers
Ask me who I am
I’ll tell you I am someone you will never understand
I don’t know the answers but I’m searching for the truth
Give me some direction to the fountain of my youth

(Bridge)
I will never let you down
No I will never let you down

(Chorus)
We’ll find a way back to our lives
We’ll find a way to make things right, yeah
I’ll see you through the other side
I hope you just enjoy the ride

Questions without answers
So hard to comprehend
In sleeping with the enemy
You found yourself a friend
They wait to be uncovered
With the buttons that we press
The closest we may come might be an educated guess

(Repeat Bridge and Chorus)

I just want you here
I just want you right beside me all the time

(Repeat bridge)
(Repeat chorus 2x)
Track Name: Naive
It’s cold and I’m tired
And I need a place to rest
I’d like to think you’re missing me for now
This road is so long, I can’t even tune in a song
‘til I get closer to the city lights below

I’ve waited all my life to be with you
Do you think I’d give you up to be a fool

(Chorus)
All I want is everything and more
But all I need is what we had before
Take me back and I’ll make you believe
That I only mean the best, I’m so naïve

White lines flying by, riding down this asphalt sky
And I really want to take you where I’m going
Beyond mere words, more like whistling to the birds
Heading off whichever way the wind is blowing

My mind's ached ever since I’ve been away
Imagining the perfect thing to say to you

(Repeat Chorus)

So naïve
Am I really so naïve
To believe I could really get you back into my life?

(Repeat Chorus)
Track Name: I'm your man, baby
I’ve been around for long enough
To get a good feeling for what’s the real thing
You look for the best in everybody
And you study
If you’re lucky you’ll find someone else of your kind, yeah

Whenever I drift off into space
And get caught up in my own little world
There’s always a moment out of nowhere, like I’ve been there
So I go there again and I find that you’re my girl and

(Chorus)
I’m your man, baby
And you need to know that I’ll always be the one for you
And you’re the one for me
I’m your man, baby
Cause you let me be the man I am
You’re the only one who understands

Remember the time we took the train? (remember that time?)
Back to the airport to pick up my guitar
The cab I forgot it in brought it back there so we went there
And you called me your man, baby
So I’m saying it back to you

(Repeat Chorus)

I’m your man, baby
I’m your man, baby
And you’re my girl, lady
Oooohhhh
You’re my girl, lady

I’ve been around for long enough
And get caught up in my own little world
There’s always a moment out of nowhere, like I’ve been there
So I go there again and I find that you’re my girl, and...

I’m your man, baby
(Repeat)
Track Name: You Are Here
All you’re shopping for is an answer to it all
Sitting on a bench in the corner by the big and tall

No matter where you’re coming from
No matter where you think you’re gonna go
Here you are
You are here
On a dot in the mall
Down the 2nd floor hall
You are here
You are here

Watched you walking by through the window
With your friend
Checking out a call on your pager... is it Melissa or Gwen?

No matter where you’re coming from
No matter where you think you’re gonna go
Here you are
You are here

At an X on the map
On a bridge by the Gap
You are here
You are here

No matter where you parked your car
There you are
You are here
You are here

There you are again, feeling like your first move could be your last
It’s out of your hands now
Everything up to this moment is in the distant past

All you’re shopping for is an answer to it all
Sitting on a bench in the corner by the big and tall

No matter where you’re coming from
No matter where you think you’re gonna go
Here you are
You are here
On a dot in the mall
Down the 2nd floor hall
You are here
You are here
Track Name: Nobody You Know
Back in the day, now it all fades away
All that’s left is the sliver of a memory
I’m losing time, and right along with that my mind
But who really knows what’s supposed to be

There was a time and place, it’s all but lost in space
And who’s on our side of the sun
Nobody you know

Now it’s tonight and it all turned out right
Stone cold Technicolor reality
Guided by fate, but not much separates
One world from another that I can see

There was a time and place, it’s all but lost in space
And who’s on our side of the sun
Nobody you know

And who was that, you say
In another universe
The king of all, but in this one
Nobody you know
Can ever make it real
And nothing ever feels like a perfect harmony

There was a time and place, it’s all but lost in space
And who’s on our side of the sun
Nobody you know

And who was that, you say
In another universe
The king of all, but in this one
Nobody you know
Nobody you know
Nobody you know
Track Name: Child
Where do you stand when the lights go out
Running from the shadows to your doubts
You don’t need to hide the fears that no one else can see

Chorus
You’re just a child
However you may seem
You’re just a child
As long as you can dream

Feeling there is only the refrain
Of the drumming of the thunder and the rain
Knowing only loneliness
When everybody leaves

You’re just a child
However you may seem
You’re just a child
As long as you can dream

You’re just a child
Just close your eyes
And when the sun comes shining through
Those cloudy skies
Will fade from gray and turn to blue

You’re just a child
Track Name: Just Because
You can tell me anything at all
And I’ll believe every word
Well, maybe just because

Once you lay those blue-green eyes on me
I’m just a nerd
You’re such a buzz
Well, maybe just because

Simply no one can make me feel the way you do
Why even bother wondering why
It seems like everything I do I have to work so hard
You don’t even have to try

Just because the sky is clear
It wouldn’t matter much
What it was
No reason... just because

Once you lay those blue-green eyes on me
I’m just a nerd
You’re such a buzz
Oh, baby, just because

Simply no one can make me feel the way you do
Why even bother wondering why, why, why
It seems like everything I do I have to work so hard
You don’t even have to try

Just because the sky is clear
It wouldn’t matter much
What it was
No reason, just because
No reason, just because
No reason... just because
Track Name: Out Of The Blue
A cool hand rules a warm heart
Don't you hate love when it tears you apart
To know her is to need her
Love’s a cruel game that you’ve played from the start

Oh, it would’ve all been so much simpler then
Without the worry that you could’ve changed your mind

Out of the blue
Wherever that is I found you
Now something that’s too good is true
You came in right out of the blue

Like magic in the thin air
She was someone who has made you believe
To think back on those hard times
It looked hopeless, sometimes looks can deceive

Oh, it would’ve all been so much simpler then
Without the worry that she could’ve changed your mind
Out of the blue
Wherever that is I found you
Now something that’s too good is true
You came in right out of the blue
Out of the blue
Out of the blue

Out of the blue
Wherever that is I found you
Now something that’s too good is true
You came in right out of the blue
You came in right out... of the blue
Track Name: Shining in the Sun
I can’t eat and I can’t sleep
Can’t smell the roses
I don’t care
When I close my eyes all I can see is your golden hair

Shining in the sun
Shining in the sun
Shining in the sun
Shining in the sun
Shining in the sun
Shining in the sun

Out all night ‘til the afternoon
Where am I?
Baby, there you are
Windows open wide
Cruisin’ to the beach in your red hot car

Shining in the sun
Shining in the sun
Shining in the sun
Shining in the sun
Shining in the sun
Shining in the sun
Track Name: Looking Up
A few too many choices, not a minute left to spare
I wrote down all the answers, but I don’t remember where
In throwing out the old and the used, in favor of the new
I lost the most important parts, and bid fond memories adieu

Oh, and I forgot to tell you something
It’s on the tip of my tongue
Right on the tip of my tongue (just the tip)
In the back of my mind, where the cobwebs are hung
The lights are on in the attic, and everybody’s home
If I could just remember one small bit
Maybe the rest would come

Looking up, looking up
Looking up, looking up, looking up

In throwing out the old and used, in favor of the new
I lost the most important parts, and bid fond memories adieu
If I could just remember one small bit
Maybe the rest would come
Looking up, looking up
Looking up, looking up, looking up
Looking up, looking up, looking up

(Repeat to fade)