Extra Pounds                
© Roger Hammer

1.        Movin’ Over
2.        The Great Chase
3.        Just Come To Me
4.        Be With Me
5.        Waitin’ for the Good Times
6.        Run It, Hide It
7.        Two Bad Cats
8.        Skyjack Dreamer
9.        Runaway
10.      Ma-Re-Ah
Movin Over
© Roger Hammer

I know you run around
Truth is—you’re never true
So while you’re planning to leave me baby
I’ll do the same for you
Cause I’m movin over
Movin over
Movin over gonna split on you!
The world’s a bigger place
Than I could ever see
But where it counts I see it all
This ain’t the place to be
So I’m movin over
Movin over
Movin over gonna split on you!
Now we can both to easy
It didn’t cost a dime
Our parting hasn’t come too soon
We can meet again a second time
While we’re movin over
Movin over
Movin over
Movin over


The Great Chase
© Roger Hammer

I’ve been back and forth from here to tomorrow
And I don’t know how long I’ve been followed by my friend
Her name is yesterday
And I think she’s catching up with me again
The Great Chase
And I’ve been traveling all over this city
But there’s not way that I could get far enough away
Bound to make it on my own
Found the message waiting here today
And I know, and I can see
That this running, running
Running, running is catching up with me
The Great Chase
I've been looking all over this planet
For something cheap, creative, easy, safe and fun
Guess today was not the day
I thought by now I surely would have won
The Great Chase


Just Come To Me
© Roger Hammer

Just come to me before your go your way
And never come to me again
I’ll recognize the sunshine in your eyes
Another day must soon begin
    When you know that the need to be satisfied burns
    No, I can’t see through
Another day or night though more will come
And show the earth is free to turn
Our axis, too, revolves, though not the same
How in the seasons can we learn?
    When you know that the mystery cannot be solved
    No, I can’t see through
The many faces of the dying hearts
Who don’t know really who’s to blame
Our loss is not the fact we have to part
It’s knowing others are the same


Be With Me
© Roger Hammer

I met you just the other day
I could have looked the other way
But I didn’t and I’m glad
You started me to wondering
And loud and clear as thundering
That feeling’s the best I ever had
Now are you still with me?
Are you still with me?
Although it seems so very real
I’m no good at prophecy
Tell me how long will you still be here?
You’ve got me in a circus ring
I’m just a clown who tries to sing
His poor way right into your heart
I know that from the very star
A love must always have a spark
I’m on fire every time I see you
But are you still with me?
Are you still with me?
Although it seems so very real
I’m no good at prophecy
Tell me how long will you be with me
Now I don’t ask for very much
I’m not a beggar on a crutch
Though my power seems to fade away
I don’t know much about tomorrow
Without you all my time is borrowed
And recovered only by your touch
Now are you still with me…


Waitin For The Good Times
© Roger Hammer

Thinkin of times not too long ago
Some of those times laying on my mind won’t let me go
As I recall the way we sang in harmony
Some of those nights are laying for me, won’t let me be
And I won’t go back no more, no, no more
I’ll be waitin for the good times to lead the way
I remember times up Madison way
Drinkin all night, too many people got in my way
Yes I recall the way we fought so hard together
Some of those bouts aren’t too hard to remember
But I won’t go back no more, no, no more…
As I stand here now playin this guitar
I’m thinking that in spite of it all I’ve come pretty far
But I’m not about to go back and do it again
I’m lucky thatg this far along I’ve still got my own skin
And I’won’t go back no more, no, no more…


Run It, Hide It
© Roger Hammer

Run it, hide it
Don’t you keep it, no
Wait for another day to make a show
Scheming, dreaming
All the fantasy
Soon you know you’ll lose even me
Where is your drummer boy,
Little one to lead the way
Where in the silence
Are you gonna stay?
Moving, losing
You’ll misplace yourself
Take the blocks, build a castle, and knock it down
Where is your drummer boy,
Little one to lead the way
Where in the silence
Are you gonna stay?
Run it, hide it
Make there be a reason
Or very soon you’ll see you can’t go on


Two Bad Cats
© Roger Hammer

I know two furry creatures
Damian and Saturn are their names
I know them by their features
They’re two bad felines
Run and play all over the house
Never work and never catch no mouse
They’re hungry in the morning
And want to ply all night
Jump on you without warning
They’re two bad felines
Run and play all over the house
Never work and never catch no mouse
Perfect like a statue
And stalking like a lion
Always meowin at ya
They’re two bad felines
Two bad cats
Two bad cats
Two bad cats


Skyjack Dreamer
© Roger Hammer

These days it’s hard to get attention
Getting tired of smoke and rock’n’roll
It’s getting hard to find a clearing
And getting awful crowded on the killin floor
I won’t be far away
If you need me I will write
I don’t know why I have to say all that
Just take this plane away
Take this plane away
Sold all my clothes to buy a brand new Chevy
Now I’ll never have to walk
When I drive to see my neighbors, they say
“How you doin, and what’s the costume for?”
Now I won’t be far away…
So I’ll be here a long time comin
Waitin for the break of day
Layin low and keeping off of the highways
Thumbin my easy way around the skies
Take this plane away…


Runaway
© Roger Hammer

Runaway
Is there no more to be said?
We’ve been here before somehow
Runaway
You live on the other side
You remember, but it’s now
Where have you been?  I’ve been waiting so long
You might have lost your way
Come on in, take this all for your own
Please don’t leave anyway
So stay my runaway
Runaway
Do I miss you some way
Yes, as much as when we parted
Runaway
Not it’s not the same day
Not the same as when we started
Where have you been?  I’ve been waiting so long
You might have lost your way
Come on in, take this all for your own
Please don’t leave anyway
So stay my runaway
Runaway
Gave me all I ever had
Without you I’d be half of nothing
Runaway
Now you have a place to stay
Have you had enough of running?


Ma-re-ah
© Roger Hammer

Maria’s a dancer
She’ll dance before she’ll stay
Never rests for very long
Loves to run away
Once we were together
Out upon the lawn
Though there was a party on
Everyone was gone
I tried moving closer
She moved the other way
When I asked her if she’d dance with me
She said, “Yes, but not today.”
Ma-re-ah, Ma-re-ah, Ma-re-ah, why
Why do you do that way?
We saw each other many times
In many different ways
Sometimes it was not so fine
Sometime it was great
I asked her if she loved me
She’d never really say
When I asked her if she’d marry me
She finally said, “Okay.”
Ma-re-ah, Ma-re-ah, Ma-re-ah, why…
We went to see the preacher
Told him where we stood
He said, “Kids, now take your time
Everybody should
Life and times are changing
You got to keep yourself free.:
We asked him, “Then will you marry us?”
He said, “Sure, for a fee.”
Ma-re-ah, Ma-re-ah, Ma-re-ah, why…
And so we got together everything seemed fine
Got the marriage paper and we
Signed it on the dotted line
Thinking she was mine now
I couldn’t wait to take her home
But as I turned to take her hand
She said, “Thanks, I’d rather walk alone.:
Ma-re-ah, Ma-re-ah, Ma-re-ah, why…
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Waitin' for the Good Times
Run It, Hide It
Two Bad Cats
Runaway
Ma-Re-Ah
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