Songs From Apartment #12

by Robbie Tucker

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released January 1, 2006

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Robbie Tucker Miramichi, New Brunswick

Robbie Tucker hailing from the east coast continues to bang against the restrictions of the conventional pop formula. His passion for his touchstones including Roy Orbison, Paul McCartney, and Elvis Presley are evident in his unique brand of pop/folk. ... more

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Track Name: Hilda
Me and Hilda
Hilda my dear
Both were we walking
To somewhere far away from here from here

Nice were the reasons
She gave me for love
And old were the arms that
Showed me how to show me how to love

Hilda Hilda dear
My Hilda is not here
Waited much too long
Now Hilda’s lost in my song

Hilda loved Lois and Lois loved her too
And when Sherman’s Lois
Died what could she do
She could she do could she do

Everything she could for me
Standing up and down for me
And running all around for me
For me for me for me for me for me

I ain’t got to live here and what little time I got
I’ll try and be contented to remain
The only friend I’ve got now is that good old dog of mine
And a little old log cabin in the rain

Me and Hilda are both far away
I know that she’s gone now
She told me yesterday to say goodbye
And to cry yeah for Hilda

Yeah for Hilda
I miss you my Hilda
I miss you my Hilda
Oh oh oh oh my Hilda
Track Name: My Secretary Maureen
We were up all night
Yeah we stayed up late
Till the sun came up we were still awake
Yeah me secretary Maureen

It wasn’t like she got the chance
To call her mom or learn to dance
But you could tell by the way she talked
She was concerned with way she walked

And it wasn't lines of physiognomy
Or the way she hung so vertically
She was just secretary Maureen yeah

Secretary Maureen get up sit down
Secretary Maureen come in get out
Secretary Maureen secretary Maureen

Secretary Maureen make love to me
Secretary Maureen do my laundry
Secretary Maureen secretary Maureen

She puts on her face each day
To cover up what she can't say
And to briefly feel loved
If only for a moment in his arms

And her eyes are black and her eyes are blue
And the words he says are reminding you
Of the ones he said before
Gently sends you screaming to the ground

Get up and walk away Maureen
Get up and run away Maureen
Get up and fly away Maureen Maureen
Stand up talk to me Maureen

Don't be afraid of him Maureen
Take back your life again Maureen Maureen
My secretary Maureen

Someone would only give her a chance
To call her mom and learn to how to dance
Someone would only cut her some slack
Yeah yeah my Maureen could come back

Yeah my Maureen could come back
Yeah Maureen please come back
My secretary Maureen my secretary Maureen
My secretary Maureen
Track Name: Whatever You Hear
Too tired to make yeah I'm half awake
I'd like to go home with you
Who’s there to blame why not my name
I don't know about you

Yeah it gets late and the sun goes down
I can feel your arms around me
Yeah reading words in Japanese
Hiding all the dopamine from me yeah

I’m on my knees for not long you see
Put on your shoes run away
I’d never look inside a book
I’d be afraid of what it’d say

Oh I hope you don’t take offense
To all these words that make no sense to you
Ah but I can't help your thinkin’ thoughts
And I’m not gonna try to
Track Name: Pennie Moore
Penny Moore was standing by
A crowd of men who couldn't try
To take her heart away
Try to give her what she needed

And everyday past waiting through
Lot's of folks who're loving you
To try to try to much
And to feel your feelings out yeah yeah

Penny Moore left home the day
Her father said it's anyway
And everything I say is how
You live and how you walk
It’s how you breathe and how you talk
Oh Penny Moore

So penny said I’m leaving home
Her father said it'd be alone
And don't expect that you'll return
You're no longer welcome here
And he did not cry a tear
For Penny Moore

So Penny Moore got on a train
Then on a bus the on a plane
To try get away from her problems in her head

But she didn't see or think about
Her problems or the lack of doubt
And how she'd have to deal
With everything ahead

And everyday a little Moore
Was standing cold and waiting for
A man to say I love you so
If only for an hour and with out a pretty flower
Oh Penny Moore

But she could see her life was bad
And everything that made her mad
Had made her leave only home
And made her father grin and she could not let him win
Oh Penny Moore

Penny Moore woke up again
In the street alone without a friend
Her hands were nearly froze
And they stained from all the smoking

And every time she'd say to you
What am I supposed to do
You'd simply have to say
Miss Penny Moore it's time to go home
Now it's time to go home
Yeah yes it’s time to go home time to go home

Cause he didn't mean everything he said
Now Penny’s dad was nearly dead
And he would die alone
Without his daughter knowing

That the time he spent away from her
Had broke his heart and he was sure
He would never see Penny’s face again
Her face again her face again

But the words had made it to her ears
And Penny realized her fears
So somehow made her way back home
But would it be in time just to see him one last time
Oh Penny Moore

So Penny Moore got off a plane
Then off a bus then off a train
Into a yellow cab
Which drove in his direction

And even though she had been gone
What didn't seem like very long
Her face had really changed
Yeah it must have been the cold

And when her eyes had met with his
He began to cry and she had to miss
The time that they had spent apart
Was longer than a day too long for them to say
Oh Penny Moore

And as Penny's dad began to die
Penny Moore began to cry
And as he slipped away
She whispered in his ear

Oh Daddy oh I love you so
And tell me once before you go
That you love me too
And you're glad I came home
That you are glad I came home
That you are glad I came home yeah
Now go to heaven all alone
Track Name: Dorthy Luck
The kettles on the stove
Driving down the road
Hoping not to be late
Dorothy said to be there by eight

She was happy and she is sad
She made us lunch and we were glad
Cause we had been driving all day

It was rainy but we were dry
Dorothy Luck had made us pie
Always like to do things that way

The kettles on the stove
Driving down the road
Without the high beams on
Lights are off when the lights aren't on

Dorothy Luck had heard the news
A local store was selling shoes
The kind that she had heard of in her dreams

She got up and she got out
There’s not much more to talk about
Dorothy Luck had spent some bucks on shoes

The kettles on the stove
Were driving down the road
Dorothy Lucks alone
As we start to driving back home

We’re going back home we’re going back home
Bye bye Dorthy bye bye Dorthy oh bye Dorthy
cause we’re going back home yeah
we’re going back home
Track Name: Come Down Here On The Floor
Come down here on the floor
I want to make love where I am
There wont be no fighting down here on the floor
So please won’t you give me your hand

Sometimes I kind of regret
Falling in love with you
But the time that we've spent and the time that'll we'll spend
Mean more to me than it does you

And I can't hide the feelings I have in my heart
No no no
Sometimes were together sometimes were apart
And I know know know

And I can't hide the feelings I have in my heart
No no no
Sometimes were together sometimes were apart
And I know know know

Can you just try a little to not break my heart
In case i find love with a man
I know you don't mean it and me you don't know
But please try to understand

And I can't hide the feelings I have in my heart
No matter how much I try
I don't want you to leave and then we'll drift apart
I love you so don’t say goodbye

So come down here on the floor
I want to make love where I am
There won’t be no fighting down here on the floor
So please won’t you give me oh please won’t you give me
Oh please won’t you give me your hand
Track Name: George Harrison Said It's Okay
It's gonna take a little time to get over you
But it's something that I'll have to do
No more crying out my eyes no more singing a sad song
A maybe baby it’s a something I did wrong

No more shaken off the rain
I think I'll go insane
If you don't mind

And you know that I really really love you
Why would I lie there is not anyone above you
Don't walk away I'll play my ukulele for you

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

Here I am here I be
Alone with you and your alone with me
If I take two steps from where I am
I will be two steps from where I was

Oh George Harrison said it's okay
Yeah yeah George Harrison said it's okay
Yeah yeah George Harrison said it's okay

Now one of these days I am gonna climb that mountain
That's something that my father used to say
No more living out my dreams (no more dreams) inside of my head
Until I am to old to give a fuck

No more saying that I can (saying that I can)
It's time to be a man if you don't mind

And if you were on top of the horizon
You could be with me and I really am not lying
Don't walk away I'll play my ukulele for you

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

Here I am here I be
Alone with you and your alone with me
And if I take two steps from where I am
I gonna be two steps from where I was

Yeah George Harrison said it's okay
Oh George Harrison said it's okay
Yeah yeah George Harrison said it's okay
Track Name: Betty's Summer Vacation
When she was younger she didn't have any friends
She really was lost sad broken and again
she dreamed of ballerinas and sunshine from above and love

She picked one or two daisies as she walked home
To keep in her jacket when she was all alone
Knee deep in sadness of which there’s no escape for her
No escape for her

And when she dropped her books on the floor
They would laugh at her
By saying words she never sang before
And they had never heard
Standing up and running into what made her afraid

Betty's summer vacation
She's getting ready for fun
No more writing on paper
It's time to go out in the sun

Now you see Betty must find what she left behind
And what’s more when she cries she flies to unwind
Leaving or standing it's all up to her to be
Ahh yeah she goin’ be sitting’ there screaming excuses
For all them things she never got a chance to do
Life was so much easier before she met you
Making it harder and impossible to breath
So why don’t you get your stuff
And get your butt on outta here boy

And when she finally saw her eyes through the world
She was terrified
Then finding she’s somebody else’s girl
And had no where to hide
Waking up and falling asleep with nobody to blame

So please set Betty free
She ain’t the one to blame
So standing as the escalator walks
Speaking when nobody else could talk
Thinking of everything that reminds her of you

Betty's summer vacation
She's getting ready for fun
No more writing on paper
It's time to go out in the sun

Betty's summer vacation
She's getting ready for fun
No more writing on paper
It's time to go out in the sun
So come on out in the sun out in the sun
Track Name: One More Hour
So would it interest you my dear
To stay for one more hour with me
And if I’d ask for to hold you in my arms
What would your answer be

Well I’ve been so sad for so so long
I can’t remember what it feels
Like when I hear someone say
Words that they really yeah
Words they really
Words that they really mean

One more hour with you

So one two candles burning slow
And the clock says 9:08 to me
I can see you sleeping in my bed
Now the clock says 9:13

Let me tell you that I need to
Let you know that that I need you
To stay with me for one more hour
Then you can go home but not yet

Now you're awake and you’re kissing me
Just as I write this song for you
When I when I say I love you you say to me
That you love me too just that you love
That you love me too you love me too
You love me too

Just one more hour with you
Track Name: Silent Professor
Yeah the older silent professor
Said he'd like to hold your hand
And eventually undress you
And then make love in the sand

Who really needs someone to love
Yeah he whispers in your ear
Can it be really up above
Anything that you fear

You think for a bit without logic
You know this might just be ok
And no that certainly no one would suspect that
That you would ever ever be that way

Now things begin to start unfold
And You are not sure you feel ok
I mean your young and he's so old
This ain't the best you could have done today

You ask him to stop for a moment
Just to explain the big mistake
Yeah you’re quickly undoubtedly scolded
As you continue to request the same

You and your mind start to separate
Oh how can you end this equation
This is disaster and not fate
Yeah you must stop this invasion

You remember the gun
That he keeps in the drawer next to your hand
And as you are ignored you open the drawer
And the guns now in your hand
Yeah you turn to his side his hands are all tied
Your feeling denied
But you cant help feeling sorry for him
As you blow him away

You quickly gather your homework
That he assigned today
There’s red blood on your white shirt
As you hide your gun away

He didn’t have someone to love
Yeah so so what you did is ok
He doesn’t have a boy or girl
Yeah or wife to love now anyway

He’s the silent professor
He’s the silent professor
Yeah he’s the silent professor
He’s the silent professor