Doing Is Better Than Watching

by FB Herr

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Homemade demos of original songs, optimized for headphone listening. I hope you enjoy listening to them as much as I enjoyed recording them!

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released December 5, 2014

All songs written & recorded by FB Herr.

Personnel:
Backing vocals: AC Herr and JE Herr (thank you both!!)
Drums: mostly loops arranged by FB Herr
Everything else: FB Herr
Feedback, suggestions & encouragement: SC Herr, Dennis Huszar and David Huszar (thank you, thank you, thank you!)

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Track Name: Friday Afternoon
Friday Afternoon
by FB Herr

Friday afternoon
This wind and rain could never come too soon
As I walk home
In a summer storm
Friday afternoon
We are only part of everything we do

Friday after three
The strangest feeling came over me
As I walked home
In a summer storm
Friday after three
I will breathe the air the east wind brings to me
Track Name: Love Today
Love Today
by FB Herr

Big important people don't feel so good inside
They'll only say hello to you if you don't hurt their pride
And I don't wanna hear another crazy thing
I'm in love today
The sun is shining, my head is spinning
I'm in love

I go to work each morning
The people look so grim
Outside, the trees sway gently
Inside, rooms are dim
And I don't wanna hear another crazy thing
I'm in love today
The sun is shining, my head is spinning
I'm in love

A little boy will giggle
A little dog will bark
But in this city people go to nightclubs after dark
And I don't wanna hear another crazy thing
I'm in love today
The sun is shining, my head is spinning
I'm in love

Man, the earth is such a big place
The universe is too
When you were only five or six
You learned to tie your shoe
And I don't wanna hear another crazy thing
I'm in love today
The sun is shining, my head is spinning
I'm in love

The hands are very able
The legs are very strong
The mind works hard to see the things the heart knew all along
And I don't wanna hear another crazy thing
I'm in love today
The sun is shining, my head is spinning
I'm in love
The sun is shining, my head is spinning
I'm in love
The sun is spinning, my head is singing
I'm in love
Track Name: A Sidewalk Holds The Heat
A Sidewalk Holds The Heat
by FB Herr

A search for hidden meaning
Could end on any street
A dog will walk
A sun will shine
A sidewalk holds the heat

In the spring we put our books away
Our minds relax their stare
The moment I release my life
I find it everywhere

A forest of complications
A jungle of strange beliefs
I have followed the schemes of a million dreams
But none brought me relief

Now a tree is a tree
A car is a car
I live in space and time
Through eyes that cease their frantic search
The mundane is divine
Track Name: Days Like This
Days Like This
by FB Herr

I am tired
I am happy
I am coming to the end of a long day
And like a rainfall
I am changing
And like a fine mist
I will settle everywhere
It's not something that I look for
When I find such deep new love for everyone
But like a river I remember every detail
Of the moments that we share

In this dream we sail the waters
In this story we are always wide awake
And when I listen late at night
I hear angels singing softly on the street
I remember growing up once
And forgetting everything I ever knew
And I remember trading sad and empty phrases
With the people I would meet

Tonight there's nowhere else
That I'd rather be
And there is nothing more
That I need
In our slow return to heaven
Days like this
Are just the start
Days like this
Will forever fill my heart

Tonight the wind is blowing
As the echoes of the day begin to fade
In my room I sit in silence by the window
I have no more words to say
In the cold night there is only love
And love alone will stay until the dawn
And when I wake it will be love that leads me
Through the wonder of another day

And now there's nowhere else
That I'd rather be
And there is nothing more
That I need
In our slow return to heaven
Days like this
Are just the start
Days like this
Will forever fill my heart
Track Name: Sad Little Man
Sad Little Man
by FB Herr

He's a sad little man
He puffs himself up
He'll take a chunk out of you
It makes him feel tough
And he talks about love
But his love is rough on you

In his sad little world
He's got a plan
And you can make it yours
If you're enough of a man
And he promises the moon
While he takes what he can from you

And I never wanna be a sad little man
I never wanna have a sad little plan

He doesn't give a damn about you
But he makes a big show
And he seems so innocent
But he's in the know
About every little weakness
That makes you go to him

He says he gives you pain
Because he's so wise
He says he sees your black heart
When he looks in your eyes
And he'll tell you that you're stupid
If that gets a rise out of you

And if you should come to disagree
He sends his friends
To convince you to see
That real truth bends
But if that doesn't work
Well, the Big Dream ends for you

And I never wanna be a sad little man
I never wanna have a sad little plan
And I don't even wanna be a sad little man
I don't ever wanna have a sad little plan

Sad little man
Takes what he can
You've gotta have a plan
A Master Plan
Sad little man
Takes what he can
You've got to understand
The Master Master Plan
Of a sad little man

So let a sad little man
Keep all that he takes
Build his big, big name
On all that he fakes
And then stand back and count
All the hearts that he breaks in two

Yeah, you can go pretty far
On a good disguise
But it's a sad little life
When it's built on lies
And you can tell a lot about a man
By the things that he tries to do

And I never wanna be a sad little man
I never wanna have a sad little plan

No I don't ever wanna be a sad little man
I don't ever wanna have a sad little plan
Track Name: Nothin' To Do With Me
Nothin' To Do With Me
by FB Herr

When I went outside this morning
It was bright and cool
An autumn song came easily
As I walked the miles to school
I was singing of the life I felt
And the light that filled my eyes
The northern air that filled my lungs
And the trees that filled the sky

Well I've just gotta tell you everything
'Cause it once occurred to me
Though I often have forgotten
I'm a part of the land I see
And I've just gotta tell you everything
'Cause I think you will agree
Somebody once called me lucky
But it's got nothin' to do with me

Well there's a million things
I see these days
That get me wondering
And the way they filled my heart today
I could not help but sing
And I'm not much good at hiding
When I open up my eyes
I was schooled for big pretending but
I've had enough with all those lies

And I've just gotta write this down
Because I used to be so sad
I never really noticed
Everything I have
And I've just gotta write this down,
This thing that's happening to me
You might just call it lucky
But it's got nothin' to do,
Nothin' to do with me

And now I'm just tryin' to let the outside in
Sometimes it's good to let it in
No, I don't always remember somehow
But I'm learnin' now
Yeah I'm learnin' now
And I'm tryin' to let the inside out
Sometimes you've gotta let it out
Yes, my defenses are down
But I'm stronger now
Yeah I'm stronger now

And it occurred to me this morning
All the things I do these days
All the people that I talk to
As I begin to change my ways
And I think of all the things
That I could share with everyone
There are many here with honest hearts
And smiles as bright as sun

And I've just gotta share this feeling
'Cause it don't belong to me
Sometimes it still scares me
But as far as I can see
I've gotta try and speak my heart
Because that's what's inside of me
Some people call it lucky
But it's got nothin' to do,
Nothin' to do with me
Track Name: Brain Cages
Brain Cages
by FB Herr

How often have I caught myself ignoring
everything around me?
I'm either going somewhere better
Or remembering some place I'd rather be
I choose what seems important
from the thousand things I find in any day
I learn what I predicted
In patterns that were in me anyway

These plans and conclusions
These things that I know
They're just more brain cages
Resisting the flow

I've got drugs to close my eyes
And luxury to keep me fast asleep
Fear to keep me running
And opinions I'll fight to keep
My head is filled with expectations
of ways I think that I should try and be
The door's wide open
But I'm still inside, searching for the key

These stories I make up
These places I go
They're just more brain cages
Resisting the flow

Sometimes it's very different
There's something special in everything I see
Nothing is familiar
And boredom has no hold on me
Like islands we discover
Worlds we always thought that we knew
Every place, every person, every moment
Is something new

Bodies that relax
Hearts that open
And minds that wanna know
And no brain cages
Resisting the flow
Track Name: Christmas Rock
Christmas Rock
by FB Herr

Momma's in the kitchen
Makin' home-made pie
Daddy's in the basement
And he won't say why
I haven't been home
Since I was seventeen
But I'm back in time for Christmas
'Cause now I know what it means
So let's rock
Let's rock

I got presents for my money
I got the wrapping for free
And now the angels are coming
With the Christmas tree
My sister's out shopping
My brother's writing those cards
He says "You might think it's pretty easy
But I say it's very hard"
So let's rock
Let's rock

There's presents in the closet
There's food on the shelf
I've got something for you
That I made myself
Snowing in the city
Ice on the ground
Lights in the windows
Silence all around
So let's rock
Let's rock!
Track Name: Walk Through The Forest
Walk Through The Forest
by FB Herr

Walk through the forest
Look at your feet
When you get out the other side
There's friends you will meet

Walk through the forest
You've got the strength
I can't say a thing now
But you'll find it at length

Walk through the forest
It won't be for long
The peace you find on the other side
You knew all along
You had all along
Track Name: The Sweetest Surprise
The Sweetest Surprise
by FB Herr

For the first five years
I felt so free
You seemed to give me
Energy

The next five years
Were the carrot and the rod
And you always made out
Like it came straight from God

It took another five years
Before I had a clue
That your God mainly punished
Though he seemed to like you
And it all fell into place
When I finally got the nerve
To realise that power
Is the only God you serve

And now I'm happy
I'm happy
How happy I am
I'm happy
I'm happy
How happy I am

So congratulations
You knew from the start
How to pull what you wanted
Right out of my heart

But I'll tell you somethin'
At least now I'm free
And the lies that you're still livin'
Are just a bad memory for me

And they said it would linger
And it's taken me a while
To see past my anger
And remember how to smile
And there's so many ways
I can see through your scam
But the sweetest surprise
Is how happy I am

And I'm happy
I'm happy
How happy I am
I'm happy
I'm happy
How happy I am

And now I'm happy
I'm happy
How happy I am
I'm happy
I'm happy
How happy I am
Track Name: Sally Fills Out Forms
Sally Fills Out Forms
by FB Herr

All this thinking notwithstanding
I don't know why Sally says she don't want my love
I'm havin' trouble understanding
What's keepin' her so busy that she don't want my love
Sally one, Sally two three four
I went in and all I saw was Sally sittin' fillin' out forms

Now I know what Sally does
She fills out (all day long she fills out) forms
And now I know that Sally does
I'm goin' (guess I might as well go) home

Sally goes and fills out forms!
Sally goes and fills out forms!

This is now my new tradition
I call her up and Sally says she don't want my love
I'm searchin' for the competition
That's keepin' her so busy that she don't want my love
Sally one, Sally two three four
I went in and all I saw was Sally sittin' fillin' out forms

Now I know what Sally does
She fills out (all day long she fills out) forms
And now I know that Sally does
I'm goin' (guess I might as well go) home

Sally goes and fills out forms!
Sally goes and fills out forms!

All day long she fills out forms.
Track Name: Tonight There's A Train
Tonight There's a Train
by FB Herr

Checking out of my sad heart
I just had a talk
I just worked it out
We forget sometimes, me and you
And everyone
We just try too hard

Well, tonight there's a train rumbling through this town
I appreciate when it makes that sound
There is nothing involved that needs effort to push
We just can't forget
We just can't forget

All these possibilities
Have just opened up
And it's what I need
So I'll check it out
Check it out 'cause this life is incredible
But I sometimes forget
It's incredible

When I go for a walk
'Cause I've been working hard
There's a chance to recall
All the talks that I had
For a while we forgot everything that we know
For a while we forgot we were just in a hole

Something special in life
Takes a good while to find
'Cause in the most special things
There is nothing that shows -
nothing fancy
In fact, that's the hole I was in
It's special to be
I just didn't see
Track Name: World Like This
World Like This
by FB Herr

My day was spent with paper
In an office in the middle of the town
I saw no one for hours
Though I guess there were some others around
I thought of you working somewhere else,
Some place I couldn't be
I have no idea what things fill your day
When you're not with me

But we are friends
And we have talked
And we have laughed
While time allowed
Alone, I keep your memory
It helps me through my day
When my day begins to turn me around

Though we don't meet very often
It always gives me the strength I've missed
It's good to know there's people like you
Living in a world like this

A passion for illusion
Seems to drive so many people these days
Their hearts are safely hidden
And their spirit is in nothing that they say
Sometimes it's just too much
And I almost feel like hiding away
I have no idea what I'd see in life
If I lived that way

But we are friends
(I can't wait just to talk with you)
And we have talked
(You change my day and you make me laugh)
And we have laughed
(I get so excited when I know that you'll be coming round ...)
While time allowed
(... to spend some time with me)
Alone
(When I'm left with your memory)
I keep your memory
(You help me make it through my day)
It helps me through my day
(I get so discouraged when I think of all the people ...)
When my day begins to turn me around
(... who don't have what we have found)

Though we don't meet very often
It always gives me the strength I've missed
It's good to know there's people like you
Living in a world like this