LYRICS

 

Solitary Breakdown (3:49)

Words & Music by Erol Bullitt
Arranged by Erol Bullitt & Steve Kornicki
Produced & Engineered by Adam Hill.



Well.. I was born into nothing
But I never gave up
Spent most my life
Holding a half empty cup

Still nothing means nothing
When there's no love at all
I think I'm heading
For a breakdown, y'all

You see I got me a wife
Four kids and a pet
Been paralyzed by depression
And constant regret
Downing thirteen prescriptions
Trying to make sense of this all
Then wash them down with 90 proof alcohol

So I asked my head-shrinker
Hey doctor "what gives"
(He said) son you're about to see
How the other half lives

I can't shake these feelings
No matter how hard I try
It's time to journey within
And finally find the reasons why

(Why, why, why)

I'm heading for a breakdown
(Heading for a breakdown)
A solitary breakdown, yeah
(A solitary break, break-down)
Heading for a breakdown
This dude is heading for, a breakdown

(Heading down)

With romance just a memory
And a heart turned to stone
Lately Ifind myself thinking
I should go it alone
(Go it alone)
Cause nothing means nothing
When your life is a mess
Maybe a new lover

Could relieve all my stress
(Relieve all my stress)

But I ain't waiting around
To witness any long goodbyes
(Goodbyes)
I'm here to journey within
To finally find the reasons
why (Why,why, why)

Chorus 2X

So before I crash,
Come totally undone
I need to rectify
All the wrong that's been done

(Been done)

 

Until Our Story Ends (4:08)

Words & Music by Erol Bullitt
Arranged by Erol Bullitt & Lou Gimenez
Produced by Marc Bauman, Sean Power



Baby when I first met you
I was lonely and scared
I was betrayed by a woman
Who I had always thought cared

But just like a useless penny
Left lying wet. turns to rust
Our weak foundation,
Soon crumbled to dust

I'm still haunted by her memory
Though I nolonger care
Because I found a new beginning
The day I saw you standing there

I want to be your lover
Your partner and friend
Someone to rely on
When others let you down

I want to be your companion
Your partner and friend
I want to be your only lover
Until our story ends

You put hope in my heart babe
When I was at the end of my rope
You filled me with inspiration
Every time we spoke

And when it comes to loving me
Girl you have a knack
Now all Iwant is to be near you
And there'll be no turning back

Baby I welcome the commitment
Of being more than friends
Iwant to be the one you trust
Until our journey ends
Always standing by you
In your times of need
Ignoring the spoken word
In favor of the deed

I want to be your lover
Your partner and friend
I want to stroke your long brown hair
While your sound asleep
I want to be your companion
Your partner and friend
I want to be your one true love
Until our story ends

Girl how did I get so lucky?
When you chose me to be your man
The boundaries of your compassion
I'm still finding hard to understand

If the path of love turns rocky
And temptation arrives dressed to kill
I'll never risk all we've built
For a temporary thrill

And I will be your lover
Your partner and friend
I will be your one true love

Until our story ends
Until our story ends

 

A Rich Man's lady (4:08)

Words & Music by Erol Bullitt
Arranged by Lou Gimenez
Produced by Katie O'Toole & Spencer Bradham



She's a beauty tall and so refined
When men stare at her
She never seems to mind
Lives in a town where sugar daddy's
Are all the rage
Married to a man who's
More than twice her age...Yeah

She has a smile so inviting
Quite often meant to tease
Surely designed to bring
A strong man, to his knees

She's a rich man's lady
She measures love in dollar bills
She spends every day shopping
The finest stores in east hills

Stepping out of her Mercedes
Flashing those red stiletto heels
Spending money without remorse
To mask the loneliness she feels

From her grand staircase
She tip toes sideways down
He's there to greet her
And escort her into town
They dine together
He shares details of his day
She pretends to listen
But her mind is so far away.. Yeah

He's a dead man walking
But he takes it in stride
He's aware she's mainly with him
For the style of life he provides

She's a rich man's lady
She drive's the highway down
To her secret. furnished love nest
On the outskirts of town

She has a working class lover
To please her body and her mind
Assuring him that one day
She plans to leave it all behind

Her lover's grown impatient
And she's feeling the squeeze
Because the constant greed
That guides her
Makes her promises hard to believe

She's a rich man's lady
She measures love in dollar bills
She survives the lonely nights
With too much alcohol and pills
She's a rich man's lady
From a high society town
But she's a poor man's baby
When her husband's not around

She's a rich man's lady
She's a rich man's lady
She's a rich man's lady

 

My Little Girl (4:07)

Words & Music by Erol Bullitt
Arranged by Steve Kornicki
Produced & Engineered by Spencer Bradham



She holds my hand
Then suddenly breaks free
Playfully begging
Daddy come catch me
A moment that I'll cherish
For all of time

Satin soft hair
Frames her big brown eyes
She fills my days
With wonder and surprise
She breathes new life
Each day into my soul

Without her love
Who knows where I'd be
Because she saved me from
A life so lonely

My little girl
Darling I've loved you from the start
My little girl
You've filled the hole inside my heart

And I'd gladly build
A tall, barbed wire fence
Just to shield you from

Anyone's bad intent
My little girl

All of my life
I've struggled to gain more
Ignoring the reasons
That we're all here for

Seduced by the trappings
Of this world

But God and son
Have never left my side
I owe them much
For many gifts supplied
Especially for the treasure
That is you

Now as the years have passed
So rapidly by
There's been a change in me
And you're the reason why

My little girl
Darling it's hard to understand
How you've made a king
Of this flawed but honest man

And you'll always come first
Without compromise
Sure as eagles navigate
God's endless skies
My little girl

Watching you grow
Has been so bittersweet
Because I know someday
You'll spread your wings
And leave

My little girl
Your everything to me
And I love you so
Now before I die
It's important that you know

I may have lost this fight
But feel no disgrace
And once in paradise
I'll save a special place

For my little girl
My little girl
My little girl

My little girl

 

Lost In Passion (4:00)

Words & Music by Erol Bullitt
Arranged by Erol Bullitt & Steve Kornicki
Produced & Engineered by Katie O'Toole



Lately I can't breathe
The weight of my desires
Are suffocating me
But someday I believe
I'll finally realize
All I've sacrificed to be

I've been struggling all my life
Working hard to perfect my
Passion
I've laid it bare for all to see
Waiting for my opportunity
Passion

I'm lost in passion
On this road of uncertainty
I'm lost in passion
Oh...oh

You say I've been wrong
Spending all my time
Writing sad love songs
Without much fanfare
I'll still give it all I've got
Cause I've got this gift to share

Got no reason to expect
I'll make a fortune, earn respect
Passion
So will you grant me a reprieve
While I endeavor to achieve
Passion

I'm lost in passion
Always searching for a melody
I'm lost in passion
Oh...oh

Now there's a calm I seek
But never seem to find
As I hurry through my week
Wish I could float downstream
And abandon this hard road
Littered long with shattered dreams

But dreams aren't realized by chance
Wishes, schemes or circumstance
Just passion
You've got to work it everyday
Never settling on the easy way
Passion

I'm lost in passion
But I hope I make it
Before they bury me
I'm lost in passion
Oh..Oh

I'm lost in passion
Along this road to opportunity
I'm lost in passion
Oh..Oh

 

One Step Closer (4:47)

Words & Music by Erol Bullitt
Arranged by Lou Gimenez
Produced by Katie O'Toole
Engineered by Spencer Bradham



Girl you lie so easy
And you just don't care
That it's tearing us apart
Lately all I've seen is indifference
In your cold blank stare
Since you let another man
Into your heart

Time marches on and I realize
Leaving's been overdue
Once more than friends
Until baby you lied
Tell me what has control over you?

First you gave me love
Then you let me down
(You let me down)
I'm still hurting baby
Over what I've found
Now you got what you want
(Got what you want)

Don't beg for forgiveness
Cause you'll get nowhere
I'm finished with your lies
If you're looking for attention
Find someone who cares
For heartache and alibis
Time marches on
And I've come to know
What you've been doing with
Your time
Once more than friends
Until baby you lied.
Girl the mountain wasn't worth
The climb

First you gave me love
Then you let me down
(You let me down)
I'm still hurting baby
Over what I found
Now you got what you want
(Got what you want)
You can watch me bleed
Just move me one step closer
(One step closer)
Move me one step closer
To the life I need

Hey

Time marches on
And I've turned off the light
I once left on for you
So carry on with your
Other life
Cause baby you and I are through

Once you gave me love
Then you let me down
(You let me down)
I'm on the canvas babe
Can't go another round

 

Wasted Words (3:40)

Words & Music by Erol Bullitt
Arranged by Erol Bullitt & Steve Kornicki
Produced by Elad Fish



Baby I've, given you the best of me
Never thinking that I'd see you
In the arms of someone new
Oh oh
Because I, believed you were
My destiny
Though I should have learned
From history
Your wasted words hold no truth

How could I, put my trust
In someone who would bring me down?
Promises it seems, your satisfied
To spread them around

Now I see they've all been
Wasted words
The smoothest, sweetest lines
I've ever heard
Been lured into your fire
Badly burned
Another victim of your
Wasted words

Tell me boy
What does she have I don't possess?
A brighter smile, a softer caress?
Perhaps something in the way
She moves
Oh oh

My misty eyes, reflect the pain
Of the sadness Ifeel inside
Messages I've kept,just sad memories
From all of your lies

Now I see they're all just
Wasted words
The smoothest. sweetest lies
I've ever heard
Been lured into your fire
Badly burned
Wish I could forget
Your wasted words

There was a time
I doubted your love
But you begged me to wait and see
Vowing that no one, could ever
Take you from me

But in the end they're all just
Wasted words
The smoothest. sweetest lies
I've ever heard
Vanishing as fast as they occurred
In the end they're all just
Wasted words

In the end they're all just
Wasted words
Been turned on by your fire
Badly burned
After all this time I should
Have learned
There's no future in your
Wasted words

Sadly they've all just
Wasted words
The cruelest,sweetest lies
I've ever heard
Looking back Ifind it so absurd
That Iever would believe your
Wasted words

 

When I look At You (4:22)

Words & Music by Erol Bullitt
Arranged by Erol Bullitt & Steve Kornicki
Produced by Marc Bauman & Sean Power



Darkness came early last night
To sunny F.L.A.
I thought I'd take a ride beach side
Along deserted A1A
Searching for some southern comfort
Feeling lonely in my shoes
I'm still reeling from the heartbreak
Of the evening news
But after awhile I'm getting tired
Guess that's to be expected
No sense in driving around aimlessly
So I drive back home
Feeling mad dejected
To watch my giant,flat screen TV

When I look at you Ifeel no passion
When I look at you I'm sinking deep
In the company of no one
Dreams are delayed Rest, incomplete

When I look at you
I bear the burden
Of a thousand lonely nights
Spent watching you
In the company of no one I'm angered by my solitude

When I look at you When I look at you

Watching boring newscasters
Until the break of dawn
I'm devastated by the horror
That they're reporting on
Relaying tragic stories
Produced with their network's spin
Wish I could erase
Them from my memory
And begin this night again

In the solace of my room
I quickly change the channels
Searching for some comic relief
Only to find the same old re-runs
And a steady diet
Of terror warnings and war's misery

When I look at you I feel so guilty
Complaining about my lack of sleep
While our brave soldiers fight for
freedom
Day after day in the afghan heat

When I look at you
When I look at you

When I look at you I lose perspective
When I look at you I'm sinking deep
Cause every story your projecting
Leaves me sad beyond belief

When I look at you I've no desire
To go out and speak my mind
For in the company of strangers
Is where ambivalence resides

When I look at you
(When I look at you)
When I look at you
(When I look at you)

 

Slow Hand Blues (4:04)

Words & Music By Erol Bullitt
Arranged By Erol Bullitt & Steve Kornicki
Produced By Katie O'Toole



He's known as Slow Hand
Though he plays fast and smooth
His guitar weeps, rock and blues
In an instant I became a fan
When I saw him play
In the Yardbird's band

At the crossroads of pop and soul
He brought the blues to rock and roll
With John Mayall he paid his dues
With "Cream" and "Blind Faith"
He lit the fuse

To Slow Hand Blues (4X)

When "Cream" was rising to the top
I'd play their records almost nonstop
Always I,would press repeat
Couldn't get enough of that
Slow hand lead
I used to run home after school
And slam the door to my bedroom
Grabbed my guitar and I'd begin
Practicing hard to play just like him

Slow Hand Blues (4X)

. I must admit
I thought that cat was so cool
From his long brown hair
To his Chelsea,black leather boots
But what he gave me

Was desire to play that good, yeah
Hoping that one day
My own music would be understood

Later when he went solo
Backed by "Derek and the Dominoes"
I went to Berkeley and the Fillmore too
To watch the master, play the blues

There have been many To play blues guitar
But Slow Hand's still the best by far
With every note it's plain to see
That few create a better, blues melody

Slow Hand Blues (4X)

Last night in Phoenix Isaw him again
The crowd went wild
When the lights went down
He played those songs
That have transcended time
Ileft the show wishing they were my

Slow Hand Blues
Slow Hand Blues

 

Without You (3:51)

Words & Music by Erol Bullitt
Arranged by Erol Bullitt & Sean Power
Produced by Marc Bauman



There I was reeling
My head through the ropes
Down for the count
Until you came along
Reviving my hope's
Whispering everything
Is gonna be alright

Without you
I couldn't hold my head up high
Because of you
I won't meet evil when I die
You've helped me walk
The straight and narrow
The road to everlasting truth
Never could I reach my summit

Without you

To everyone
I showed a brave face
But I was living a lie
Another troubled soul
Living barely human
Until I found my redemption
In your loving eyes
When you rescued me
From this life in ruins

Without you
I couldn't hold my head up high
Without you
I'd never dream and never try
Everything I have in this life
And for everything I'll ever do
Never could I achieve it

Without you

There are no words
Strong enough to reveal
My love for you
And for every day
I have left on this earth
I'll try to make you proud
Of everything I do

Without you
I couldn't hold my head up high
Because of you
I won't meet evil when I die
I couldn't see my future
Within this dark and lonely room
I'd still be a broken man
Without you

Without you
I couldn't hold my head up high
True happiness I could never realize
Because of you I await tomorrow
With a new path to pursue
Now I can't imagine my life

Without you

I only want to show my gratitude
It's meaningless
The struggles that we go through
Let me give you all the love
That I have inside
Finally, I can let go of my pride

 

Arizona (4:24)

Words & Music by Erol Bullitt
Arranged by Marc Bauman & Sean Power
Produced by Marc Bauman & Sean Power



Arizona
A diamond in the desert sand
Beautiful people
Will offer you a welcome hand
With sun so bright
Shining down to feed your tan
Arizona
No hotter place in this land

Doesn't matter who you are
Or who you answer to
I can take you to a place
Where the world's not
Closing in on you
Baby let me take you to

Arizona (4X)

You can live out
Any fantasy you've planned
And getaway
From life's everyday demands

Tempe, Sedona, the Scottsdale
Upscale fashion malls
View the sunset on
Little Colorado River Falls

(Arizona, Arizona)

Doesn't matter who you are
Or what you like to do
I can take you to a place
Where your troubles
Won't follow you

Baby let me take you to

Arizona (4X)

Arizona
We'll return someday
I'm sure
Until then the memories
Will endure
Arizona
A diamond in the desert sand
Arizona
No hotter place in this land

Arizona (4X)

 

Erol Bullitt

Singer / Songwriter / Musician / Publisher

 

 

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