Life & Limb

by Rob Szabo

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Keith Nunn
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Keith Nunn Heard you on the CBC songwriters channel. Great stuff. Thought this was a Ron Sexsmith tune until I found you via the track name. I'm listening. :) Favorite track: All The Sleepy Souls.
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released September 11, 2008

Produced by Rob Szabo & Steve Strongman
Engineered by John Oliveira
Mixed by Cory Barnes
Mastered by J.J. Golden

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Rob Szabo Toronto, Ontario

Rob Szabo is a Songwriter/Producer/Musician. He has collaborated on dozens of albums for other artists, recorded 6 solo albums & 4 albums with former bands Plasticine & Groove Daddys. (Buy Groove Daddys here: groovedaddys.bandcamp.com)

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Track Name: That Cold Hard Sell
That Cold Hard Sell
(Rob Szabo)

There's nothing like that cold hard sell they're getting away with murder!
There's nothing like no money down and don't pay 'til next December
There's nothing like a new TV to paint you in a corner
There's nothing like a long workweek we'll just stay a little longer
A new kitchen table comes complete with a pile of cable bills
Another day in daycare, 'cause we're doing it for the kids

There's nothing like a bottle and a skinny little model telling me I me I want and I deserve more
Careful what you wish for
There's nothing like a logo and a snappy little motto and they better have the colour I want 'cause I'm the boss

There's nothing like that long commute makes you a little older
There's nothing like four seasons on with two weeks off in the summer
There's nothing like those huge billboards when you're driving down the gardiner
They always try to come across like they're doing us a favour
"Imagine you in a new hot rod we deal in peace of mind"
"You can afford the lap of god" you just can't afford the time

There's nothing like a bottle and a skinny little model telling me I me I want and I deserve more
Careful what you wish for
There's nothing like a logo and a snappy little motto and they better have the colour I want
Careful what you wish for
I can't resist that cold hard sell I'm going broke

I am what I own I know 'cause I saw the commercial
I am what I owe I signed and I made it official
So take our first born can't say they didn't tell you so

There's nothing like that cold hard sell now I'm the sweepstakes winner
Check the spot in the little box and they'll send a free subscription

There's nothing like a bottle and a skinny little model telling me I me I want and I deserve more
Careful what you wish for
There's nothing like a logo and a snappy little motto and they better have the colour I want
Careful what you wish for
I can't resist that cold hard sell I'm going broke
Track Name: He Loves You
He Loves You

I know you’re sick of hearing this, but why did you leave him?
I know the love you’re dreamin’ of, but that love doesn’t really exist

Oh you tried very hard, but this force was way beyond
Anything that your head would have the nerve to tell your heart

But
He loves you, he loves you, he loves you, yes he does

I know the stress your weariness thinking how could it all come to this?
You were the two we all looked up to, you were joined at the hip you were kids

Did your head warn your heart that once this is done he’s gone?
Did your heart want your head to tell him “maybe we could still be friends?”

No
He loves you, he loves you, he loves you, yes he does
He loves you, he loves you, he loves you, yes he does

But it’s not something you can negotiate with it’s your animal side and it’s just kickin’ in
Now it’s thunder and boulders and hunger and violence
An uncivilized roar when all you wanted was silence

no such thing as a love, only things we don’t discuss
no such thing as a friend, only things we don’t understand


But
He loves you, he loves you, he loves you, yes he does
He loves you, he loves you, he loves you, yes he does
He loves you, he loves you, he loves you, yes he does
He loves you, he loves you, he loves you, yes he does
Track Name: All The Sleepy Souls
All The Sleepy Souls

I don’t need the water, ‘cause it, still feels like floatin’ when you hold me up
When I get feelin’ ordinary, and then you tell me “baby, you’re the one”

Like I already know, you’re reminding me in case I ever doubt
So all the sleepy souls who never get to hear that
Can go home

I don’t mind this livin’, yeah, it kinda feels like swimming if you go way down
You hold you breath and trust your skin, check your watch it’s only been a minute
We’re in love after all

Like I already know, you’re reminding me in case I ever doubt
So all the sleepy souls who never get to feel that

Can wake up
And make up all that time they’ve lost
So wake up my love
Pull those covers off
Let them warm their skin up beside your sun
Wake up my love
Tear those curtains off
We’ll share the heat that burns inside of us
So wake up my love
I’ll hold you delicate
Like birds in springtime with their little bones
Wake up
I’m kneeling at your cross
I pray as an unbeliever
But I believe in us
So wake up
So wake up my love
Track Name: Last Night (w/ Kerri Ough)
LAST NIGHT

Last night I dreamed of you holding me again
Cradled in your arms until the morning came
Where are you now? Sleep is gone
Lonely hearts get colder heaven’s overgrown

Are you thinking of me when I’m thinking of you?
I carved your name in a tree
I think of you when I’m falling asleep
Nobody’s here next to me

Last night I prayed that you would grace my bed again
I’d kneel in front of you and trace your dirty skin
Where are you now? I need you most
Lonely hearts get colder heaven’s overgrown

Are you thinking of me when I’m thinking of you?
I carved our names in a tree
I think of you when I’m falling asleep
Nobody’s here next to me

What are you thinking about when you fall to sleep?
Are you thinking about me?
Track Name: B's Song
B's Song

My sister B's driving the little jeep I'm crumpled up here in the captain's seat trying to get some sleep
Heading down to Edmonton there we're gonna get it done 'cause there i don't know anyone

Rise and shine to northern lights soon we'll be downtown

She's not used to driving stick I'm sweating pails and I think I'm gonna be sick another 100 clicks
Thinking back two thousand one you're too old now but man you had your fun and I didn't tell anyone

If you keep a secret for long enough you feel you owe it to the secret never think about yourself
If you ever think you've run far enough it rears it's ugly head again it always wins

Rise and shine to northern lights soon we'll be downtown
Snowplow's eyes will be our guides just keep us on the road

It's too bad I never got the chance to get as close to anyone
It's too bad you never had the guts to get some help like an adult
It's too bad I'm getting fixed you'll never get to lay your eyes on a grandson
And B's already had it done your family name won't carry on

If you keep a secret for long enough you feel you owe it to the secret never think about yourself
If you ever think you've run far enough it rears it's ugly head again it always wins

Rise and shine to northern lights soon we'll be downtown
Snowplow's eyes will be our guides just keep us on the road
Track Name: My Young Friend
My Young Friend

oh my young friend I wish I could send
an angel to keep your heart from breaking X2
I wish I could tell when it won’t end up well
don’t take the chance but you always will X2

it’s not that it always ends badly it’s not
it just don’t work out in the way that you thought
you get pretty good at just being distraught
you get used to lying a lot

oh my young friends I wish I could stand
the sight of you holding each other’s hands X2
I wish I could tell before you’re in hell
don’t take the chance but you always will X2

it’s not that it always ends badly it’s not
it just don’t work out in the way that you thought
you get pretty good at just being distraught
you get used to lying a lot … about what you want

oh my young friend what you don’t understand is
I wish I could save you the anguish and pain
it’s not that I’m perfect or even that smart
just been hit with a sledge I remember the hurt
I’m just trying to share what I’ve learned

oh my young friend I wish I could send
an angel to keep your heart from breaking
an angel to keep your heart from breaking
Track Name: What I Deserve
What I Deserve

I’ve been living my life on the outside, I don’t seem to make sense
I’m just putting out fires living the life of a silhouette
it feels like there’s something I missed
it’s just

I wanna learn, I want my turn, I’m gonna get what I deserve

I see lovers inside lovable lives and it all seems to make sense
they’ve got family & friends and a white picket fence
but it feels like there’s something they missed
I just can’t put my finger on it
it’s just

I wanna learn, I want my turn, I’m gonna get what I deserve
I’m down on one knee, I wanna believe, I’m gonna get what’s coming to me

I wanna fix all of this
I wanna explain
I need to forgive
At the end of my wits
I don’t know what it is I expect
I swear

I wanna learn, I want my turn, I’m gonna get what I deserve
I’m down on one knee, I wanna believe, I’m gonna get what’s coming to me
Track Name: No One Gets Hurt
No One Gets Hurt

He’ll stop you on the road with a sign in his hand
Windows boarded closed but his building still stands
He used to be a working man
Now he’s just collecting dust and bar tabs

I wanna live somewhere nothing makes any difference and no one gets hurt

He tried to do his best like everyone does
Bruised by circumstance got used to hard luck
It wasn’t like this when he was young
Suck it up they say “it’s not MY problem”

I wanna live somewhere nothing makes any difference and no one gets hurt
I want my conscience clear don’t need ‘cause it just doesn’t work

I’m sure someone’s got a better idea
Where all the pieces fit
Where no one gets the short end of the stick
I just haven’t seen it yet

I wanna live somewhere nothing makes any difference and no one gets hurt
I want my conscience clear don’t need ‘cause it just doesn’t work
Track Name: Hitchhiker Smile
Hitchhiker Smile

I love you and your hitchhiker smile
It lasts until I’m all the way by
If I look back all I’d see is those eyes
and middle finger held up way high
I love you and your car salesman drive
You always ask if I wanna buy
If I look back, I’ll I’d see is that tie
you only last as long as a lie

you make me feel like a player in a game
that’s gonna hurt me but I’ll be ok
you make me feel like I shouldn’t be ashamed
of always being the one on the take
you make me feel like I made a mistake

I love you and your newlywed high
You always ask when I’m gonna try
When I look back all I see is her cryin’
It only lasts as long as the white

but I’m too sensitive
for all this grown-up thick-skinned Darwin trip
and you’re too caught up
in your world of wants and owes you little narcissist
THAT you barely even notice

me

I loved you and your hitchhiker smile
Track Name: That Kind Of Fight
That Kind Of Fight

how’d things get so complex when all I wanna do?
is write my song but when the words are done funny how they point to you

so I don’t think I’m gonna sleep tonight
things would have to come together just right
and I don’t think that I have that kind of fight

how did we turn out like this when all I want from you
is love and lust and heaps of trust that won’t stop if I do

so I don’t think I’m gonna sleep tonight
things would have to come together just right
and I don’t think that I have that kind of fight

left in me
I’m not as strong as I seem
maybe what will be will be

how’d you get so beautiful with all those little faults?
when all I want is for you to love me but I guess you don’t

so I don’t think I’m gonna sleep tonight
things would have to come together just right
and I don’t think that I have that kind of fight